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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriages Triple Four Years After Supreme Court Victory

    Same-Sex Marriages Triple Four Years After Supreme Court Victory
    LGBT Americans are rushing to the alter more than ever since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling four years ago, forcing the federal government to recognize same-sex marraige. In fact, a survey found that the percentage of married LGBT respondents…
  • Jun 26

    Article on Ilott v. Mitson & the Inheritance Act of 1975

    Article on Ilott v. Mitson & the Inheritance Act of 1975
    Brian Sloan recently published an Article entitled, The ‘Disinherited’ Daughter and the Disapproving Mother, U. Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 24/2016 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This paper is a case…
  • Jun 25

    A Daughter-in-Law's Perspective on Her Dying Mother-in-Law

    A Daughter-in-Law's Perspective on Her Dying Mother-in-Law
    With looming imminent kidney failure, Ellen does not expect to live much longer, but she is as active in her death as she was throughout her life. She does not want to subject herself to life-sustaining treatments and makes this...
Rank this Week: 74

California Criminal Attorney Blog

California Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers news and updates on California criminal defense cases. By Law Office of Pilchman & Kay, P.L.C.

http://www.californiacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep

    Nationwide Health Care Fraud Sweep
    United States Attorney General Loretta E. Lynch announced the nationwide sweep of a Medicare Fraud Strike Force that included individuals from 36 federal districts. In total, 301 people were criminally charged with participating in health…
  • Jun 14

    The difference between Rape and Sexual Assault

    The difference between Rape and Sexual Assault
    Recently in the news we have been hearing about Brock Turner, the Stanford University student swimmer who was convicted of sexual assault. The judge in Mr. Turner’s case sentenced him to 180 days in county jail despite the request of…
  • Jun 8

    Stanford Swimmer Guilty of Rape

    Stanford Swimmer Guilty of Rape
    Brock Turner, a Stanford University freshman and star athlete was convicted in March 2016 of 3 felony counts of sexual assault. Just over a week ago, Judge Aaron Persky of Santa Clara County sentenced Brock Turner to six months in county…
Rank this Week: 960

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 26

    Avoiding a Rush to the Exit – Article 50 and the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU

    Avoiding a Rush to the Exit – Article 50 and the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU
    by Larry Helfer by Larry Helfer [Laurence R. Helfer is the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University and a permanent visiting professor at iCourts: Center of Excellence for International Courts at the University of…
  • Jun 24

    Oh Britain, Where Art Thou? (The View from the EU’s Eastern Neighbors)

    Oh Britain, Where Art Thou? (The View from the EU’s Eastern Neighbors)
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen As the news of the Brexit vote sinks in, commentators are considering the various longer-term effects. I want to highlight the how this may look to the EU’s neighbors to the east, especially countries…
  • Jun 23

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator

    My Response to a Recent Attack on SOAS in The Spectator
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, Adrian Hilton — a self-described “conservative academic, theologian, author and educationalist” — published a vicious hit-piece in The Spectator about SOAS. It’s…
Rank this Week: 152

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jun 26

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    My Arbitration Op-ed in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
    Here. Excerpt: * * * Affected businesses are likely to sue (in court, ironically) to try to block [the CFPB arbitration proposal]. In a move that conjures up the famous scene from “Blazing Saddles” in which Cleavon Little takes…
  • Jun 24

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal

    Volkswagen agrees to pay billions to drivers over emissions scandal
    The Washington Post reports that Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10.2 billion to settle a lawsuit brought against it for cheating on U.S. emissions tests. The case stems from the carmaker’s 2015 admission that 11 million vehicles…
  • Jun 24

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law

    Senate committee reaches agreement on national GMO-labeling law
    NPR reports: Just a week before a Vermont law kicks in requiring labels on food containing genetically modified ingredients, U.S. Senate agriculture leaders announced a deal Thursday that takes the power out of states' hands — and sets…
Rank this Week: 36

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jun 26

    John Irving on Editing.

    John Irving on Editing.
    Half my life is an act of revision. --John Irving (1942-)...
  • Jun 25

    Dude, where's my ABA?

    Dude, where's my ABA?
    From a comment I made on line yesterday but I thought important enough to put here. Both the American Bar Association and its journal have been a big disappointment. I was once proud of my membership. My law firm once...
  • Jun 24

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Old Blighty voted yesterday to leave the EU. About 52 to 48% spread with 72% of population voting. Scotland and London voted to stay. Wales and northern England voted to leave. My take? Britain is unforgivably selfish for rejecting (1)...
Rank this Week: 371

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Podcast: Gender Perspectives on IHL

    Podcast: Gender Perspectives on IHL
    The Advanced Training Program on Humanitarian Action has posted a podcast on "Gender Perspectives on IHL." Here's the idea:Armed conflict affects men, women, girls and boys in fundamentally different ways, often exacerbating pre-existing…
  • Jun 25

    Job Opening: Associate Professor of International History (Graduate Institute)

    Job Opening: Associate Professor of International History (Graduate Institute)
    The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Professor of International History. The advertisement is here.
  • Jun 25

    Schill & Djanic: International Investment Law and Community Interest

    Schill & Djanic: International Investment Law and Community Interest
    Stephan W. Schill (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) & Vladislav Djanic (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) have posted International Investment Law and Community Interests. Here's the abstract: In contemporary discourse, international investment law…
Rank this Week: 32

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Ark Encounter Set To Open In Kentucky

    Ark Encounter Set To Open In Kentucky
    Today's New York Times has a background piece on Kentucky's Ark Encounter-- the massive $102 million Noah's Ark display scheduled to open July 7.  The project has been the subject of extensive controversy over whether state tourism…
  • Jun 26

    Court Says Religious Autonomy Precludes Adjudication of Suit By Torture Victim

    Court Says Religious Autonomy Precludes Adjudication of Suit By Torture Victim
    In a fascinating decision handed down June 17, an Oklahoma trial court held that the "religious autonomy doctrine" requires it to dismiss a suit against a U.S. church by a convert from Islam to Christianity who was captured and tortured in…
  • Jun 26

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Russell v. Helder, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79862 (WD AR, June 20, 2016), an Arkansas federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendation (2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 79870, May 18, 2016), and refused to dismiss a suit by a Wiccan…
Rank this Week: 31

Ruminations

Ruminations

Covers concepts and misconceptions in the practice of retail real estate law. By Meislik & Meislik.

http://www.retailrealestatelaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Broad, Narrow, Whatever! Do You Write Right?

    Broad, Narrow, Whatever! Do You Write Right?
    PrintAlthough today’s thoughts were inspired by a very recent California Appellate Court’s decision concerning the wording of an arbitration clause in a non-real property agreement, they could well have come out of a dispute of an…
  • Jun 19

    How Do You Make A Turtle Fast? Take Away Its Food.

    How Do You Make A Turtle Fast? Take Away Its Food.
    PrintAmbiguity: am·bi·gu·i·ty (ambəˈɡyo͞owədē/) – noun – uncertainty or inexactness of meaning in language. Secondary meaning: what we write into our agreements so that…
  • Jun 13

    Did It Assign Or Did It Not Assign, That Is The Question

    Did It Assign Or Did It Not Assign, That Is The Question
    PrintWhat does it mean to assign a lease? That would seem pretty simple to answer when looking at an executed Assignment and Assumption Agreement. After all, doesn’t the title alone tell the reader that a lease has been assigned? Well,…
Rank this Week: 419

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jun 26

    Another Demonstration of Police Misconduct Run Amuk

    Another Demonstration of Police Misconduct Run Amuk
    The National Institute of Justice has found that a police officer’s “demeanor and actions are crucial to perceptions of police legitimacy. If officers communicate well, listen and treat citizens with respect, citizens will respond…
  • Jun 25

    DWI Defendant Stripped of New Trial Because Defense Failed to Obtain Ruling, Preserve Error

    DWI Defendant Stripped of New Trial Because Defense Failed to Obtain Ruling, Preserve Error
    A criminal trial can sometimes be a confusing process in which important issues can be left unattended when procedural arguments become convoluted. This was recently illustrated in a DWI case, Smith v. State, decided by the Texas Court…
  • Jun 24

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct
    Some diseases are incurable. People recognize that harsh reality.   The Williamson County District Attorney’s Office is apparently suffering from a potentially incurable affliction: prosecutorial misconduct. Its symptoms are…
Rank this Week: 174

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 26

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?

    What will Brexit Mean for Britain’s Foreign Trade Relations?
    As I write this, we are probably just now beginning to absorb the reality that Britain has voted to leave the European Union. Along with this realization come a number of questions. There are no answers in this piece – only questions.…
  • Jun 24

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation

    Go On! Adjudicating International Trade and Investment Disputes: Between Interaction and Isolation
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence at the University of Oslo will host a two day conference on international trade and investment disputes. The conference will take place on Thursday and Friday, August 25-26 at the Faculty of Law,…
  • Jun 22

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children

    ICC Office of Prosecutor invites public comment on draft Policy on Children
    It is my great honor to note today’s release for public comment of the draft Policy on Children of the International Criminal Court Office of the Prosecutor. Since my December 2012 appointment as Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda’s…
Rank this Week: 87

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jun 26

    Mother Jones devotes issue to reporter's four months working as a private prison guard

    Mother Jones devotes issue to reporter's four months working as a private prison guard
    Going from being just a must-read to perhaps a must-buy, Mother Jones has devoted much of its July/August 2016 issue to the writings of reporter Shane Bauer providing his first-hand account of his four months working as a guard at...
  • Jun 25

    Will party platforms include commitment to reduce mass incarceration (and does it really matter)?

    Will party platforms include commitment to reduce mass incarceration (and does it really matter)?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Politico article , headlined "Civil rights groups push Dems, GOP to include sentencing reform in their platforms." Here are excerpts: An influential coalition of civil…
  • Jun 25

    "Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice"

    "Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper authored by Samantha Buckingham now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The juvenile justice system fails to account for the astounding rates of childhood trauma exposure amongst...
Rank this Week: 690

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation

    Recent Developments-Contract interpretation
    Covenant of Good Faith and Fair DealingThe cba between The Western Sugar Cooperative and the Teamsters creates two categories of employees. Employees who work at least 1680 hours within a twelve months period are classified as "year round…
  • Jun 19

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy

    Post termination conduct, just cause and public policy
    The saga involving a sheriff's deputy first dismissed for allegedly stealing two potted plants continues.As discussed here (Arbitrator rejects termination of Sheriff's deputy based on allegation of theft, but finds post termination…
  • Jun 12

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge

    "Double hearsay" insufficient to support teacher tenure charge
    Arbitrator Edmund Gerber has granted a teacher's motion to dismiss tenure charges brought against him. The teacher was alleged to have engaged in a number of inappropriate actions, including, inter alia,  brushing up against the breasts…
Rank this Week: 123

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 155

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Want to Ease Tensions in the Middle East? Science Diplomacy Can Help

    Want to Ease Tensions in the Middle East? Science Diplomacy Can Help
    Editor's Note: For those of us focused on the Middle East, the bad news seems unending: war, terrorism, poor governance, and other problems plague the region and stump U.S. policymakers. But the United States might do better if it used…
  • Jun 25

    The Lawfare Podcast: Mona Sedky on Prosecuting Sextortion

    The Lawfare Podcast: Mona Sedky on Prosecuting Sextortion
    A few weeks ago, The Brookings Institution released a pair of reports on the problem of sextortion, authored by me, Cody Poplin, Quinta Jurecic, and Clara Spera. (See Lawfare's previous coverage here). This week, on the podcast, I was joined…
  • Jun 25

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Britain’s decision to leave the European Union on Thursday night stunned the political establishment throughout the West. Zoe Bedell wrote a post on the legal and regulatory implications of Brexit. Timothy Edgar penned a…
Rank this Week: 217

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jun 26

    Web Access To Bar Discipline Information: The Critical Component Of Transparency

    Web Access To Bar Discipline Information: The Critical Component Of Transparency
    The web page of the Colorado Supreme Court was recently redesigned as noted below By JAMES C. COYLE, Attorney Regulation Counsel Spring 2016 The Office of Attorney Regulation Counsel new website, unveiled this spring, is a reflection of the…
  • Jun 26

    Resigned To Fate

    Resigned To Fate
    The Ohio Supreme Court accepted the resignation of an attorney who had been the subject of this September 2015 post The Ohio Supreme Court has ordered the interim suspension of an attorney as a result of a felony conviction. The...
  • Jun 25

    "Lip Service And Poppycock"

    "Lip Service And Poppycock"
    A federal court order suspending an obstreperous attorney for 180 days was imposed nunc pro tunc and until further order by the New York Appellate Division for the Fourth Judicial Department. By decision and order dated January 22, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 434

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jun 26

    When Trump Didn't Know What Brexit Wa

    When Trump Didn't Know What Brexit Wa
    Hollywood Reporter: "And Brexit? Your position?" I ask. "Huh?" "Brexit." "Hmm." "The Brits leaving the EU," I prompt, realizing that his lack of familiarity with one of the most pressing issues in Europe is for him no…
  • Jun 24

    India Still Waiting on Shami Witness Evidence

    India Still Waiting on Shami Witness Evidence
    Mehdi Masroor Biswas, the prolific Tweeter, ISIS news disseminator and aggregator, aka @ShamiWitness, has been incarcerated in India since December, 2014. He wasn't charged until June, 2015. And he still hasn't been tried. Despite... [[…
  • Jun 24

    Indonesia: Militants Get Second Chances While Drug Traffickers Face Death

    Indonesia: Militants Get Second Chances While Drug Traffickers Face Death
    I'm in favor of second chances for all offenders, terrorists included. But it is beyond the pale that Indonesia allows second chances for militant bomb-makers who participated in acts of terrorism to get out of jail and become…
Rank this Week: 3

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Jun 26

    SEC and Mining Disclosure

    SEC and Mining Disclosure
    The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) proposed last week to replace completely its disclosure requirements for SEC-registered companies engaged in mining activities. The proposal, issued on June 16, responds to…
  • Jun 24

    The Day After Brexit

    The Day After Brexit
    An exit vote yesterday, June 23, 2016, will confront many companies with a host of challenges. Our presentation, available here, discusses the immediate legal questions firms will need to examine: Does the vote trigger…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit: Legal Implication

    Brexit: Legal Implication
    In a referendum held in the UK on June 23, 2016, a majority of those voting voted for the UK to leave the EU. This post briefly summarizes some of the main legal implications of the “leave” vote and is primarily for the…
Rank this Week: 156

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
Rank this Week: 332

Boston Drunk Driving Accident…

Boston Drunk Driving Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers drunk driving in Massachusetts. By the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman LLC.

http://www.bostondrunkdrivingaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Punitive Damages in Massachusetts DUI Lawsuit

    Punitive Damages in Massachusetts DUI Lawsuit
    Addiction can have a powerful hold on people, and it’s also often a driving force behind so many of the repeat DUI offenses that occur across the country. According to the National Department of Transportation, about…
  • Jun 24

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle
    A few miles from downtown Boston lies Revere Beach, which was the first public beach in America.  As most people who live in Boston or the surrounding area know, while you probably wouldn’t want to go swimming there, and the beach…
  • Jun 24

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle

    Alleged Drunk Driver Hits Massachusetts State Trooper with Motorcycle
    A few miles from downtown Boston lies Revere Beach, which was the first public beach in America.  As most people who live in Boston or the surrounding area know, while you probably wouldn’t want to go swimming there, and the beach…
Rank this Week: 724

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Jun 26

    Brexit: scenario discussed to save the Unitary Patent system

    Brexit: scenario discussed to save the Unitary Patent system
    How to save the Unitary Patent project? As soon as the outcome of the UK referendum on a Brexit was known, discussions started behind the scenes about ways to adapt the Unitary Patent system so the UK can stay in. According to Wouter Pors of…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit referendum shock – what will be of the Unitary Patent system?

    Brexit referendum shock – what will be of the Unitary Patent system?
    With many others, the European IP community is in shock after yesterday’s UK referendum. Though polls had indicated it was impossible to predict whether ‘Remain’ or ‘Leave’ would prevail, somehow it was…
  • Jun 23

    Kluwer Patent Blog UPC Summer Quiz

    Kluwer Patent Blog UPC Summer Quiz
    Today will witness the most important decision the UK has made this century. Understandably, many citizens are anxious about the outcome whatever their leaning on the issue. To help pass the time whilst the polling is on-going, three of…
Rank this Week: 843

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 969

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jun 26

    You Can’t Handle The Truth, Prosecutor Edition

    You Can’t Handle The Truth, Prosecutor Edition
    At Reason, a former federal prosecutor turned defense lawyer tells all. Granted, it’s just one guy’s story, but it is his story whether you like it or not. As it happens, that one guy is my buddy, Ken White. When I left the U.S.…
  • Jun 26

    How’s That Crowdsourcing Working For You Now?

    How’s That Crowdsourcing Working For You Now?
    In the aftermath of the Brexit vote, while all the really smart people are explaining that the Brits who voted to leave are stupid racists, few (if any) seem to factor into the equation that this is what happens when you leave decision-making…
  • Jun 25

    One Less Twitter Follower For All The Wrong Reasons: @Ebolamerican

    One Less Twitter Follower For All The Wrong Reasons: @Ebolamerican
    Milo Yiannopoulos, who twits under the name @Nero, trades in outrageousness to make his gay conservative point as tech editor at Breitbart. Hate him all you want (and for SJWs, that was plenty), but it failed to serve as compelling…
Rank this Week: 56

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jun 26

    Indictment for Neglect Recorded on Video

    Indictment for Neglect Recorded on Video
    NY1 reported the indictment of 2 caregivers at the Peninsula Nursing and Rehabilitation Center in Far Rockaway, NY for allegedly neglecting a severely disabled patient as he lay bleeding on the floor.  Attorney General Eric…
  • Jun 25

    Thompson Arbitration Decision

    Thompson Arbitration Decision
    John T. Brooks and Jena L. Levin at Wealth Management wrote an article on the recent South Carolina case Thompson v. Pruitt Corp. (S.C. App., 2016).  ” While the enforceability of arbitration agreements in general…
  • Jun 24

    Quality Measures added to NH Compare

    Quality Measures added to NH Compare
    Leading Age website had an article from LeadingAge’s MDS expert consultant, Judy Wilhide-Brant, RN, providing guidance on the 3 new MDS-based quality measures to be added to CMS Nursing Home Compare beginning April, 2016. These…
Rank this Week: 322

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 595

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jun 26

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran
    UN human rights experts on cultural rights and on freedom of expression have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier this month and have called for…
  • Jun 25

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the United Nations looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” “The…
  • Jun 25

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle

    UN Security Council Condems North Korea's Launch of Ballistic Missle
    The United Nations Security Council has strongly condemned the ballistic missile launches conducted by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK) on 21 June, noting that these repeated acts are in grave violation of obligations under…
Rank this Week: 623

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Vallejo Motorist Hits American Canyon Bicyclist

    Vallejo Motorist Hits American Canyon Bicyclist
    Vallejo Motorist Hits American Canyon Bicyclist Vallejo Motorist Kills American Canyon Bicyclist Vallejo Motorist Hits American Canyon Bicyclist I’m Ed Smith, a Vallejo Auto and Bicycle Accident Attorney. Bicyclists and…
  • Jun 26

    Recalled SUV That Killed Star Trek Actor

    Recalled SUV That Killed Star Trek Actor
    Recalled SUV That Killed ‘Star Trek’ Actor Anton Yelchin was an actor renowned for portraying as Pavel Chekov in the rebooted “Star Trek” series that had recently suffered an unexpected death from his recalled 2015…
  • Jun 25

    Elk Grove Motorist Drives into Swimming Pool

    Elk Grove Motorist Drives into Swimming Pool
    Elk Grove Motorist Drives into Swimming Pool Elk Grove Motorist Drives into Swimming Pool Elk Grove Motorist Drives into Swimming Pool I'm Ed Smith, an Elk Grove auto accident attorney. A sport utility vehicle crashed into a swimming pool…
Rank this Week: 246

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Rate

    Same-Sex Marriage Rate
    From Bloomberg: Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court forced the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages, and one year after the justices told holdout states to do the same, droves of LGBT Americans are taking advantage of their…
  • Jun 25

    By Sharing Painkillers, Friends And Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study

    By Sharing Painkillers, Friends And Family Members Can Fuel Opioid Epidemic: Study
    From Kaiser Health News: As lawmakers grapple with how best to combat the nation’s prescription painkiller abuse crisis, a recent survey is shedding light on how patients who get these medications — drugs such as OxyContin, methadone or…
  • Jun 24

    Quick Revenue for Desperate Time

    Quick Revenue for Desperate Time
    From Divorce Discourse: People don’t remember you. I’m sorry. They don’t. It’s not that you’re unremarkable. I’m sure you’re about as interesting as they come. Personally, I find you irresistible, and I’m not likely to forget…
Rank this Week: 422

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Parliamentary Committee Recommends Protection for Physicians Withdrawing Futile Treatment

    Parliamentary Committee Recommends Protection for Physicians Withdrawing Futile Treatment
    The Parliament of Victoria Legal and Social Issues Committee recently released a 350-page report, "Inquiry into End of Life Choices."  It is heavily focused on palliative care, advance care planning, and assisted dying.…
  • Jun 25

    Support Medical Futility Blog

    Support Medical Futility Blog
    I am preparing to move this blog to its own new top-level domain.   If you find the content useful, please consider making a small donation.
  • Jun 24

    Christ Disputing with the Doctor

    Christ Disputing with the Doctor
    This painting (National Gallery of Scotland) from the 1400s depicts "Christ Disputing with the Doctors."  The conflict between religion and medicine is a common theme in many recent brain death and futility conflicts.  
Rank this Week: 717

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Jun 25

    #ParrotSunday - It's All About The Neuron

    #ParrotSunday - It's All About The Neuron
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jun 25

    Run Android on Windows - Because You Can

    Run Android on Windows - Because You Can
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Jun 25

    AI Missile? Seriously?

    AI Missile? Seriously?
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    Given the heterodox news this week, it is perhaps appropriate that this week's roundup is both eclectic and extensive.For starters, The Times Literary Supplement has issued a review essay featuring recent scholarship relevant to Britain's…
  • Jun 25

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Two posts of interest from Notches: (1) "History from the Witness Stand": Rachel Hope Cleves (University of Victoria) interviews George Chauncey (Yale University). (2) "More Than Loving": blogger Jennifer Dominique Jones (University of…
  • Jun 24

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application

    ASLH Projects and Proposals Committee Invites Application
    [We have the following announcement.  Note especially the good news that a Hurst Summer Institute will be held in Summer 2017.]The Projects and Proposals Committee of the [American Society for Legal History] is now open for…
Rank this Week: 145

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Joliet Township

    Fatal Motorcycle Accident In Joliet Township
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident early Saturday morning (June 25, 2016) in Joliet. This motorcycle accident involved a motorcycle leaving the roadway and crashing into a ditch.  The reason for this loss of motorcycle control is…
  • Jun 20

    Motorcyclist Injured During Lake in the Hills Crash

    Motorcyclist Injured During Lake in the Hills Crash
    There was a motorcycle accident Friday night (June 17, 2016) in Lake in the Hills in which a motorcyclist was injured and hospitalized. According to the Lake in the Hills Police Department, the accident happened at 7:23 p.m., as a…
  • Jun 18

    Motorcyclist Injured During Head-On Collision In Joliet

    Motorcyclist Injured During Head-On Collision In Joliet
    A motorcyclist was injured Friday (June 17, 2016) in Joliet during a “head-on” collision in a car-motorcyle crash. According to Joliet Police, the accident happened at 4:50 p.m., as the motorcyclist was riding southbound on River…
Rank this Week: 378

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 251

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Jun 25

    Two Wars Are Racing Toward U

    Two Wars Are Racing Toward U
    Two wars are racing toward us. Each will be global in scale. Each will bring unimaginable waves of suffering and destruction down upon the world’s people. One can be seen approaching now in the lightning of the protests in France, the…
  • Jun 23

    Trump’s Nondisclosure Agreements are Cause for Concern.

    Trump’s Nondisclosure Agreements are Cause for Concern.
    Trump’s nondisclosure agreements are cause for concern. With the recent firing of his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump returns to the public’s attention the matter of his notorious employee nondisclosure…
  • Jun 23

    Jimmy John’s Agrees to Drop Noncompete Clauses in Hiring Packet

    Jimmy John’s Agrees to Drop Noncompete Clauses in Hiring Packet
    Jimmy John’s agrees to drop noncompete clauses in hiring packets as part of settlement reached Wednesday with New York authorities. The settlement proceeds another deal reached by the New York attorney general’s office with legal…
Rank this Week: 140

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Two Kinds of Pluralism and the Future of Affirmative Action

    Two Kinds of Pluralism and the Future of Affirmative Action
    Fisher v. Texas II, decided this week in a startling opinion by Justice Kennedy for a 4-3 majority of a short-handed Court, will not end the controversy—or the litigation—over affirmative action in American higher education,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, the Populist Moment, and Trust

    Brexit, the Populist Moment, and Trust
    The stunning Brexit vote showed all too clearly a chasm between elite and mass opinion, something that has always fascinated me, at least when it comes to democracies.  How do such splits happen in political systems that have regular and…
  • Jun 24

    The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism

    The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism
    The story told until recent years about the "unwritten" British Constitution was a charming paradox. On the one hand, the lack of a written Constitution there meant that the law could adapt much more easily to crises or changing…
Rank this Week: 153

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Oregon Child’s Death Highlights Window Blind Safety and Recall Issue

    Oregon Child’s Death Highlights Window Blind Safety and Recall Issue
    An account in The Oregonian this week of a bereaved mother suing both a property management company and a window blind manufacturer in the wake of the death of her 3-year-old daughter is drawing attention to yet another preventable household…
  • Jun 17

    Disturbing News About the Takata Airbag Recall

    Disturbing News About the Takata Airbag Recall
    I have written on many occasions about the scandal surrounding the millions of defective airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation. These “have been linked to at least 13 deaths worldwide and more than 100 injuries,”…
  • Jun 13

    Oregon Truck Crash Kills One

    Oregon Truck Crash Kills One
    An illegal pass attempted by the driver of a semi-truck near Burns last week left the driver of an oncoming car dead and her passenger hospitalized in critical condition, according to The Oregonian. The newspaper writes that the Oregon truck…
Rank this Week: 911

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    TPPF's Derek Cohen on criminal penalty enhancement

    TPPF's Derek Cohen on criminal penalty enhancement
    Our pal Derek Cohen at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center for Effective Justice this week published a new public policy brief this week titled, "Texas' Mandatory Sentencing Enhancements." Grits sat down with Derek on Thursday to talk…
  • Jun 23

    Lying cops, ticket quotas, junk science and Naloxone

    Lying cops, ticket quotas, junk science and Naloxone
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers attention even if I don't have time to blow each of them out into individual posts.Naloxone available in Texas this weekThe Texas Legislature last year approved widespread access to…
  • Jun 23

    Fourth Amendment body blow

    Fourth Amendment body blow
    The Fourth Amendment has suffered some major recent body blows. We've already discussed how the Supreme Court of Texas okayed cops performing illegal searches in pursuit of asset forfeiture seizures. Now the US Supreme Court in a case styled…
Rank this Week: 631

Social Security Disability Lawyer…

Social Security Disability Lawyer Blog

Covers insurance law. By Law Offices of Russell J. Goldsmith.

http://www.socialsecuritydisabilitylawyerblog.net/
Rank this Week: 924

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jun 25

    Figi’s recalls snacks because of sunflower seed Listeria concern

    Figi’s recalls snacks because of sunflower seed Listeria concern
    More snack products are under recall because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination of sunflower kernels from Ontario-based SunOpta Inc. Figi’s Companies Inc. of Marshfield, WI, is recalling two of its products in a total of…
  • Jun 25

    Possible peanut residue in flour spurs recall of GFS cheesecake

    Possible peanut residue in flour spurs recall of GFS cheesecake
    The Father’s Table is recalling 2,100 cases of cheesecakes sold by Gordon Food Service through retail and food service outlets under the GFS label because Grain Craft flour used in the products may contain undeclared peanut residue.…
  • Jun 25

    Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bar

    Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bar
    General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of four flavors of Nature Valley brand protein and nut bars because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes of sunflower kernels provided by SunOpta Inc. “The four…
Rank this Week: 353

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 25

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove
    Posner v. Scalia – The Final Round “I regard the posthumous encomia for Scalia as absurd” https://t.co/SIJlR3yYO3 — Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) June 25, 2016 Wasn't even most offensive thing he... [[ This is a…
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 107

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jun 25

    Assorted Stupidity #91

    Assorted Stupidity #91
    In this edition: Brexit may have involved Bruninformed voting; an interesting stress reaction; Oklahoma police *may* let you keep your own money; and yet another Facebook-admission case.        Related…
  • Jun 21

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify
    She'd have destroyed them on cross-examination anyway.        Related StoriesSovereign Citizens Also Bothering ScotlandIs It Illegal to Use a Legal Name?Dachshund Racing Declared Illegal in Idaho 
  • Jun 17

    Good Reason to Kill #61: Insisted the Earth Is Flat

    Good Reason to Kill #61: Insisted the Earth Is Flat
    This one's almost understandable.        Related StoriesGood Reason to Kill #60: Looked Exactly Like Shia LaBoeufGood Reason to Kill #59: Objected to BagpipesGood Reason to Kill #58: Star Wars…
Rank this Week: 190

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jun 25

    Roller Skates Guide

    Roller Skates Guide
    Roller Skates. Guide. In this article I would like to talk a little about roller skating. I think it is not necessary to explain what a roller-skating, so I begin to describe myself. First you need to determine their Classification: Dimension…
  • Jun 20

    LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    It important is to understand what their goals and objectives in social media and how they relate with your company's objectives in general. Keep them specific, measurable, achievable, realistic / relevant and timely (smart objectives). Tom…
  • Mar 30

    National Institute

    National Institute
    According to the accredited agency transparency international ranks Venezuela as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, surpassing the occurred far in the democratic era. The sustainable human development (DHS), according to the…
Rank this Week: 752

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jun 25

    More on Civil Remedies for Police Transgression

    More on Civil Remedies for Police Transgression
    Kent has a thoughtful post about Judge Jon Newman's suggestions to broaden the means to hold police accountable for infringing the constitutional rights of citizens.  I would add for the moment only four brief points which, together,…
  • Jun 24

    Civil Remedies for Police Transgression

    Civil Remedies for Police Transgression
    Senior Circuit Judge Jon Newman of USCA2 has this op-ed in the WaPo, proposing expanded civil remedies for police misconduct.  It is an important subject and worthy of serious consideration, but I think Judge Newman's article may mislead…
  • Jun 24

    The Silence of the Civil Liberties Lamb

    The Silence of the Civil Liberties Lamb
    When there is an acquittal in a high-profile prosecution  --  particularly a prosecution that reeks of political opportunism and racial edginess  --  the civil liberties and criminal defense bars often whoop it up.There…
Rank this Week: 147

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 29

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    I wrote a book. I hope you like it.

    I wrote a book. I hope you like it.
    I am the primary author of Unless You Ask: A Guide For Law Departments to Get More From External Relationships, written and published in partnership with the External Resources Interest Group of the ACC Legal Ops Section. The book was…
  • Jun 22

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016
    Image [cc] Elad Rahmin Nearly five years ago, we did an Elephant Post asking our readers what they think Law Firms would stop using by the Fall of 2016. We thought it would be interesting to review those predictions and see how well we…
  • Jun 20

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...
    This post originally appeared on the HighQ Blog.   Last week, at the HighQ Forum in London, our new robot overlords displayed their mighty powers and declared that all human lawyers should line up and await their turn at the…
Rank this Week: 283

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 397