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Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Oct 21

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle

    Nevada Media Tells Tale of Vancouver Same-Sex Divorce Debacle
    Television station KLAS Las Vegas featured a story last evening that told of a “divorce debacle” in our British Columbia Supreme Court. Earlier this year I was retained by a woman in Nevada who, like many others, took advantage of…
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
  • Oct 5

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN

    ANOTHER WRONGFUL CONVICTION: IVAN HENRY “INNOCENCE ON TRIAL” by JOAN MCEWEN
    I admit it…I’m a crime junkie. I’ve read every true crime book written by Ann Rule and Jack Olsen. I’m also a big fan of America’s Most Wanted, and I frequently peruse the FBI Most Wanted List. Don’t hate…
Rank this Week: 580

Minnesota Litigator

Minnesota Litigator

Covers legal developments for civil litigators in Minnesota. By Seth Leventhal.

http://www.minnesota-litigator.com/
  • Oct 21

    Will Someone Explain Why the Minnesota State Court System Cannot Make Civil Filings Public?

    Will Someone Explain Why the Minnesota State Court System Cannot Make Civil Filings Public?
    Update (October 21, 2014): Today Minnesota Lawyer quoted Minnesota Supreme Court Justice Barry Anderson following up on a Minnesota Lawyer post that, in turn, followed up on my Minnesota Litigator post below (link here, behind…
  • Oct 21

    Thinking About Life After Litigation? Bill Dossett’s Nice Ride Should Give You Hope.

    Thinking About Life After Litigation? Bill Dossett’s Nice Ride Should Give You Hope.
    Bill Dossett is the Executive Director of NiceRide Minnesota. But he was not born that way. Bill’s professional evolution should inspire litigators and other lawyers, who, like Bill, have thought about whether there…
  • Oct 20

    The Next Big Wave…

    The Next Big Wave…
    Competitive industries are obsessed with “the next big wave” and civil litigation is no exception. We are all constantly searching for “edge,” the next big thing, the competitive advantage. The next big wave is…
Rank this Week: 105

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 21

    Blank Presents Reconsidering Corporate Tax Privacy Today at UNLV

    Blank Presents Reconsidering Corporate Tax Privacy Today at UNLV
    Joshua D. Blank (NYU) presents Reconsidering Corporate Tax Privacy, 11 N.Y.U. J. L. & Bus. ___ (2014), at UNLV today as part of its Faculty Enrichmant Series: For over a century, politicians, government officials and scholars in the…
  • Oct 21

    Top Scorer on Florida Bar Exam Is IRS Agent

    Top Scorer on Florida Bar Exam Is IRS Agent
    Floria International University Law School Press Release, FIU Law Student Earns Top Score on Florida Bar Exam: FIU alumnus Alexander Martini has earned the highest score among more than 2,800 lawyers who took the Florida Bar Examination in…
  • Oct 21

    Marian: A Conceptual Framework for the Regulation of Cryptocurrencie

    Marian: A Conceptual Framework for the Regulation of Cryptocurrencie
    Omri Y. Marian (Florida), A Conceptual Framework for the Regulation of Cryptocurrencies, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev. Dialogue ___ (2015): This Essay proposes a conceptual framework for the regulation of transactions involving cryptocurrencies.…
Rank this Week: 31

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Oct 21

    Pocono Record Editorial

    Pocono Record Editorial
    "End futility of death penalty system," is the editorial published by the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania. If there’s one thing for which Pennsylvanians can thank confessed double murderer William Parrish, it’s pointing out the…
  • Oct 21

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports, "Witness says she lied at trial of man convicted of killing Hamilton County deputy," by Claire Wiseman. From the witness stand, Kim Bowman choked back a sob. "This man is innocent," Bowman said.…
  • Oct 21

    Drug Companies and LI Drug

    Drug Companies and LI Drug
    NBC News posts, "Drug Maker Mylan Takes $70 Million Hit in Battle Over Lethal Injection," by Tracy Connor. Alabama's plan to use a new drug to execute death-row prisoners is causing headaches for the pharmaceutical company that makes the…
Rank this Week: 47

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 21

    Knowles on National Security Rulemaking

    Knowles on National Security Rulemaking
    Robert Knowles (Valparaiso University Law School) has posted National Security Rulemaking (Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Agencies performing national security functions regulate…
  • Oct 21

    Symposium Announcement: War Powers & the Constitution at BU

    Symposium Announcement: War Powers & the Constitution at BU
    BU Law Review Book Symposium On War Powers and the Constitution A Symposium on Steve Griffin's Long Wars and the Constitution & Mariah Zeisberg's War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:45 - 4:45…
  • Oct 21

    Shiffrin on Compelled Speech

    Shiffrin on Compelled Speech
    Steven Shiffrin (Cornell University - Law School) has posted What is Wrong with Compelled Speech? (Journal of Law and Politics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In late August 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court filed its opinion…
Rank this Week: 30

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Seattle Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers various accident and injury accident topics. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.seattlecaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    State says school bus stop sign violations on increase

    State says school bus stop sign violations on increase
    This week is school bus safety week and Washington State's Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) says that, based on their survey, more drivers are ignoring school bus stop signs than ever beffore. According to the OSPI,…
  • Oct 9

    Are hit and run car accidents on the rise?

    Are hit and run car accidents on the rise?
    Almost a week does not go by that we don't read about a hit and run car accident in the news. Just last week, Bellevue police recommended felony charges for a Bellevue woman who was suspected of striking a pedestrian on Coal Creek Drive and…
  • Sep 30

    Wal-Mart seeks to establish "contributory negligence" in auto accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan, killed friend

    Wal-Mart seeks to establish "contributory negligence" in auto accident that seriously injured Tracy Morgan, killed friend
    Comparative or contributory negligence is a legal defense which allows the plaintiff to negate damages that they may be required to pay for a negligence claim. A defendant may establish a defense that the plaintiff's own negligence…
Rank this Week: 782

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 21

    Another voice on classroom technology

    Another voice on classroom technology
    From Clay Shirky, a professor media studies at NYU. I especially appreciate the point that student distraction by technology is a biological inevitably; as he writes, "[h]umans are incapable of ignoring surprising new information in our…
  • Oct 21

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword
    From Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola-Chicago): The Subject Matter Jurisdiction crossword puzzle. The answer to 12-Down is "thetutor" (Spencer's TA); the answer to 15-Down is "Locke" (that section's torts professor). New York…
  • Oct 20

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor
    I want to offer some advice for the fortunate few who landed a tenure-track law teaching job recently and are now in their first year of teaching. Everyone has a different perspective, of course, and if I go astray, I hope others will respond…
Rank this Week: 108

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Special Alert: Lessons Learned from Arab Bank’s U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act Verdict

    Special Alert: Lessons Learned from Arab Bank’s U.S. Anti-Terrorism Act Verdict
    On September 22, 2014, following a two-month trial, a federal jury in the Eastern District of New York ruled in favor of a group of 297 individual plaintiffs in a civil suit accusing Arab Bank PLC, headquartered in Amman, Jordan, of…
  • Oct 17

    CFPB Updates Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide

    CFPB Updates Dodd-Frank Mortgage Rules Readiness Guide
    Recently, the CFPB published an updated mortgage rules Readiness Guide for financial institutions to assist them in complying with new mortgage lending requirements. The Guide contains: (i) a summary of the mortgage rules finalized by the…
  • Oct 17

    Proposed Changes to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule

    Proposed Changes to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule
    On October 10, the CFPB issued a proposal to modify and make technical amendments to the TILA-RESPA Integrated Disclosure Rule, issued in November of 2013. Specifically, the CFPB proposes to (i) relax the timing requirements associated with…
Rank this Week: 601

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Oct 21

    South Carolina Parties Agree on Constitutional Amendment

    South Carolina Parties Agree on Constitutional Amendment
    A constitutional amendment on the November ballot to allow the adjutant general to be appointed has the support of both Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 20

    We’re Proud to Sponsor the WASRG Summit!

    We’re Proud to Sponsor the WASRG Summit!
    State and Federal Communications is excited to be the Keynote Speaker Sponsor of the 2014 WASRG Summit on Tuesday, October Continued on Next Page
  • Oct 20

    Come and Get Your Donuts and Apple Cider!

    Come and Get Your Donuts and Apple Cider!
      On Friday, October 31 State and Federal Communications is hosting its fifth annual Halloween Donut and Apple Cider sale. Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 674

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Oct 21

    You're Paying for a Nazi's Retirement

    You're Paying for a Nazi's Retirement
    Well, that headline isn't entirely accurate. You paid dozens of Nazis and you're still paying at least four of them. According to the Associated Press, "[d]ozens of suspected Nazi war criminals and SS guards collected millions of dollars in…
  • Oct 20

    Good Reason to Kill #17.1: Lost at Beer Pong

    Good Reason to Kill #17.1: Lost at Beer Pong
    Oh dear. This new example (thanks, Steve) is funnier than the original #17, mainly because nobody died. Had I foreseen that beer pong would be the cause of another potentially life-threatening dispute, I'd probably have waited, but such are…
  • Oct 17

    The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize

    The 2014 Ig Nobel Prize
    As long as I'm on the topic of Nobel-Prize-Related Comedy With at Best a Tenuous Connection to Legal Humor (see "Did You Pack This Nobel Prize Yourself?" (Oct. 16)), I should mention this year's Ig Nobel Prize winners, which…
Rank this Week: 920

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/
  • Oct 21

    Legal Malpractice And Intervening Cause

    Legal Malpractice And Intervening Cause
    The New Mexico Court of Appeals has reversed a favorable ruling to the defendant in a legal malpractice case Roland Lucero and his company, R & L Straightline Tile, (collectively, Plaintiff) appeal from a judgment entered in favor of…
  • Oct 21

    Eli's Coming

    Eli's Coming
    A former Eli Lilly attorney was suspended for 90 days by the Indiana Supreme Court for taking confidential materials with him when he left. Respondent has been an attorney since 1993 and was admitted as a patent attorney by the...
  • Oct 21

    Minor In A Tavern Charge Not Reported On Bar Application

    Minor In A Tavern Charge Not Reported On Bar Application
    An attorney who had failed to fully disclose his reportable conduct on his bar application and was convicted of a DUI after admission was suspended for six months with all but 120 days stayed and probation for three years by...
Rank this Week: 166

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, 2015

    The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, 2015
    From AALS:  Humanities, History and Social Science Programsat the AALS Annual Meeting,January 2-5, 2015Washington, D.C.The AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. will include sessions on…
  • Oct 16

    Call For Papers: Law & Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, June 8-9, 2015

    Call For Papers: Law & Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop, June 8-9, 2015
    CALL FOR PAPERS - Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop
 Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, and Georgetown University Law School invite…
  • Oct 16

    Melville Fuller and the Record of History

    Melville Fuller and the Record of History
    Ross E. Davies, George Mason University School of Law; The Green Bag, has published Fixing Fuller's Record: The Green Bag and the U.S. Reports, at 17 Green Bag 2d 451 (Summer 2014). Here is the abstract.Melville Fuller, Chief Justice of the…
Rank this Week: 270

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Oct 21

    Se examina alternativa estructural al Archivo General de Puerto Rico

    Se examina alternativa estructural al Archivo General de Puerto Rico
    La directora del Archivo General de Puerto Rico, Karin O. Cardona de Jesús, solicitó una nueva estructura que reúna los requisitos necesarios para poder conservar los documentos históricos que posee el…
  • Oct 21

    Foro sobre colegiación integrada para estudiantes de Derecho

    Foro sobre colegiación integrada para estudiantes de Derecho
    Los capítulos de la Asociación Nacional de Estudiantes de Derecho (ANED) de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Puerto Rico, Facultad de Derecho de la Universidad Interamericana de Puerto Rico y Escuela de Derecho de la…
  • Oct 21

    Policías no pueden ser acusados por delito de posesión ilegal de arma de fuego, dice el Supremo

    Policías no pueden ser acusados por delito de posesión ilegal de arma de fuego, dice el Supremo
    Descarga el documento: El Pueblo v. Negrón Nazario El 3 de septiembre de 2010, el Sr. Elvin Negrón Nazario, que era agente de la Policía de Puerto Rico, se encontraba libre de sus funciones y estaba compartiendo en un…
Rank this Week: 595

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Oct 21

    San Antonio airport installs digital library kiosks for traveler

    San Antonio airport installs digital library kiosks for traveler
    “The San Antonio International Airport has unveiled two Digital Library kiosks that will allow travelers to check out digital media to take on trips. The kiosks were funded by the Friends of the San Antonio Public Library at a cost of…
  • Oct 21

    Videos Show Value of Code of Best Practices in Fair Use

    Videos Show Value of Code of Best Practices in Fair Use
    “Today, October 21, 2014, ARL released three videos on the Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for Academic and Research Libraries, a clear and easy-to-use statement of reasonable approaches to fair use of copyrighted material, developed…
  • Oct 21

    ALA responds to Eleventh Circuit Court’s encouraging “fair use” decision in Georgia State University case

    ALA responds to Eleventh Circuit Court’s encouraging “fair use” decision in Georgia State University case
    “On Friday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit handed down an important decision in Cambridge University Press et al. v. Carl V. Patton et al. concerning the permissible “fair use” of copyrighted works in…
Rank this Week: 227

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management

    Recent Meeting Between Canadian Library Association Exec and Library and Archives Canada Management
    Late last month, the Executive Council of the Canadian Library Association (CLA) met with senior management of Library and Archives Canada (LAC), including Dr. Guy Berthiaume, the LAC's new head.The CLA has published a summary of the…
  • Oct 20

    Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame

    Former Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louise Arbour Inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame
    The Honourable Louise Arbour, who was a Supreme Court of Canada justice from 1999 to 2004, was recently inducted into Canada's Walk of Fame.Madam Justice Arbour has also worked as United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Chief…
  • Oct 17

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum

    September/October 2014 Issue of AALL Spectrum
    The September/October 2014 issue of AALL Spectrum, a monthly publication of the American Association of Law Libraries, is available. Among this month's selection of articles:Public Relations: Outstanding Achievements: "The marketing strategy…
Rank this Week: 668

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/
  • Oct 21

    PRB Recommends Repatriation for One Saudi Detainee, Continued Detention for Another

    PRB Recommends Repatriation for One Saudi Detainee, Continued Detention for Another
    Yesterday the Periodic Review Board recommended the repatriation of Muhammad Murdi Issa al-Zahrani, a Saudi detainee who has been held in Guantanamo for 12 years after being captured in Afghanistan in 2002. The Board’s short…
  • Oct 21

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    According to Reuters, the United Kingdom has authorized “spy planes and armed drones to fly surveillance missions over Syria.” London’s statement that it would send Reaper drones and Rivet Joint surveillance aircraft to the…
  • Oct 21

    Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanction

    Some Implications of President Obama’s Plans to Sidestep Congress on Iranian Sanction
    David Sanger recently reported that the Executive branch thinks it can suspend “the vast majority” of congressional sanctions unilaterally if it reaches a deal with Iran to forestall that nation’s nuclear weapons…
Rank this Week: 111

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 21

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"
    That's the provocative title of this blog post by Professor Jerry Organ, which offers a very thoughtful and clearheaded analysis of the issues many U.S. law schools are currently facing. If you're wondering about the future of legal…
  • Oct 20

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC
    The Washington State Supreme Court has posted proposed Rules of Professional Conduct for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) for public comment. The Washington Supreme Court recently authorized LLLTs to practice law in specific areas…
  • Oct 20

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution
    Complaint is below. In the underlying matter, forged documents were the basis for a suit by Paul Ceglia against Facebook and Zuckerberg, alleging that Ceglia owned a huge chunk of Facebook. (Ceglia's in criminal law trouble these days. We…
Rank this Week: 93

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Oct 21

    Are you a student looking for more money to fund their education?

    Are you a student looking for more money to fund their education?
    We are so excited to announce that we finally have a Financial Aid webpage dedicated to scholarships that are outside of the Educational Foundation.   Now all students can access this page from anywhere in the world.  Here is a…
  • Oct 7

    I was contacted by a firm who is looking…

    I was contacted by a firm who is looking for a paralegal student that would be bilingual in Spanish.  They want to know if our program would have any students that would meet this criteria?  Ideally, this student would be further…
  • Sep 29

    LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION!

    LEGAL ASSISTANT POSITION!
     LEGAL ASSISTANT  Black, Black & Brown is a well-established and growing law firm seeking a well-organized, self-motivated, energetic Legal Assistant. Position responsibilities will consist of preparing documents and…
Rank this Week: 216

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 100

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Oct 21

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application

    Study Space in Warsaw, Poland, June 2015 now accepting application
    The Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth at Georgia State University College of Law would like to invite you to apply for Study Space VIII, Phoenix Cities: Urban Recovery and Resilience in the Wake of Conflict, Crisis…
  • Oct 20

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application

    Yale Law CED clinical fellowship opportunity seeking application
    YALE LAW SCHOOL LUDWIG CLINICAL FELLOWSHIP Community and Economic Development Clinic Yale Law School seeks applications for the Ludwig Clinical Fellowship, a two-year position beginning on July 1, 2015. The Fellowship is designed for a lawyer…
  • Oct 20

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    The following is excerpted from Land Use and Climate Change Bubbles: Resilience, Retreat, and Due Diligence by Prof. John R. Nolon. For the first post on this topic, click here. “The financial crisis of…2008 was not a single event but...
Rank this Week: 262

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Oct 21

    Estlinbaum on Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Estlinbaum on Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    Craig Estlinbaum has posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens (The Scholar Vol. 16, pp. 607-629 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires…
  • Oct 21

    "Nevada high court strikes DWI implied consent law"

    "Nevada high court strikes DWI implied consent law"
    Jurist has this piece: The Nevada Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Nevada's implied consent law [text], which allows police officers to take blood samples of motorists to determine impairment, is…
  • Oct 20

    Borgmann on Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusion

    Borgmann on Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusion
    Caitlin E. Borgmann (CUNY School of Law) has posted The Constitutionality of Government-Imposed Bodily Intrusions (University of Illinois Law Review, p. 1059, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Throughout its history, this country has…
Rank this Week: 203

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 734

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment…

Wrongful Dismissal and Employment Law Blog

Discusses wrongful dismissal and employment law issues affecting Canadian employers and employees. By Whitten & Lublin.

http://blog.toronto-employmentlawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League

    The ‘genius’ class action lawsuit by the Canadian Hockey League
    The lawsuit filed last week by the junior hockey players against the Canadian Hockey League (CHL) has been classified by Toronto employment lawyer, Daniel Lublin, as ‘genius’.  After all, it is the first case where junior…
  • Oct 16

    Employers beware of ‘Dependent’ Contractor

    Employers beware of ‘Dependent’ Contractor
    When an employer decides to hire for their business, they can recruit employees, independent contractors or dependent contractors.  Distinguishing the difference can be difficult, and noting the significant advantages and disadvantages…
  • Oct 10

    Employment termination

    Employment termination
    Employment terminations can be cruel, and finding a lawyer that suits your wallet, is intimidating.  All termination scenarios vary from employee to employee, and finding a lawyer to counsel you every step of the way is the best…
Rank this Week: 302

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Oct 21

    Alberta care homes fight to prevent release of financial report

    Alberta care homes fight to prevent release of financial report
    Via the Calgary Herald: A continuing care operator is fighting a recent ruling by Alberta’s information czar that would reveal how hundreds of millions in taxpayer dollars are spent each year at the province’s nursing homes and supportive…
  • Oct 21

    The Straightforward Pension System

    The Straightforward Pension System
    The New York Times ran a story on October 11, 2014 about the Dutch pension system. No Smoke, No Mirrors: The Dutch Pension Plan focuses on the straightforward way that the Netherlands runs their pension program. "The Dutch system…
  • Oct 20

    Improvements Coming to Nursing Home Compare

    Improvements Coming to Nursing Home Compare
    Earlier this month, CMS announced that it was going to update and improve the Nursing Home Compare site, which should result in more accurate information available for consumers. According to the October 6, 2014 press release, "the…
Rank this Week: 541

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)

    In Re J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 11, 2014)
    I can summarize this opinion in three words:"And" means and.Under ICWA, an "Indian child" is "either (a) a member of an Indian tribe or (b) is eligible for membership in an Indian tribe and is the biological child of a member of an Indian…
  • Oct 20

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    US v. Fowlkes (9th Cir. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    I'll merely recite the relevant facts of this case without (much) commentary.  With the caveat that they are a little gross, so the squeamish might want to skip to the next post:The defendant (Mark Fowlkes) is a big guy, and the DEA…
  • Oct 17

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)

    Johnson v. Appellate Division (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 17, 2014)
    The Court of Appeal confirms today that when CCP says that you have to have "three judges" on the panels that hears appeals, it really means "three".  Not two.  Three.  Even if two judges are enough to issue a judgment.You…
Rank this Week: 148

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 21

    Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence

    Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence
    Marc Blatter, Winand Emons, and Silvio Sticher analyze Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence. ABSTRACT: An antitrust authority deters collusion using fines and a leniency program. Unlike in most of the…
  • Oct 21

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy
    Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX - CNRS) and Jean-Philippe Tropeano (CES) ask Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the optimal enforcement of…
  • Oct 21

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control
    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control In this issue: Protectionist sentiments are becoming more significant in merger control considerations, especially in Europe. Can public interest exemptions or other protectionist…
Rank this Week: 48

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi

    Forfeiture v. Sound Analysi
    Here's footnote 5 of an opinion published here, issued after a rehearing petition in an anti-SLAPP appeal:This issue of first impression was first raised in defendants’ petition for rehearing. Ordinarily we might treat it as…
  • Oct 20

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge

    Appellate Panel Must Have 3 Judge
    Today's MetNews reports on Johnson v. Appellate Division in Court of Appeal Rejects Use of Two-Judge Appellate Panel in Superior Court. Code of Civil Procedure 77(b) provides that in each superior court appellate division, "no more than…
  • Oct 14

    2d DCA pro tem update

    2d DCA pro tem update
    Assigned JudgesThe following are currently sitting on assignment:Judge Rita Miller of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will be sitting Pro-Tem in Division One until November 30, 2014 Judge Lee Edmon of the Los Angeles Superior Court, will…
Rank this Week: 107

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 36

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Barbara Mancini: Innocent of Assisted Suicide

    Barbara Mancini: Innocent of Assisted Suicide
    The Hamline Health Law Institute and Compassion & Choices are pleased to host: Barbara Mancini: Innocent of Assisted Suicide5:30 p.m. Reception 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. PresentationThursday, November 13, 2014Kay…
  • Oct 21

    North Dakota Personhood Amendment - Impact on End-of-Life Care

    North Dakota Personhood Amendment - Impact on End-of-Life Care
    On November 4, North Dakota residents will vote on eight ballot initiatives, one of which would amend the state constitution. If passed, the ballot initiative would add a new section to article I of the North Dakota Constitution:…
  • Oct 20

    Jean Davies - Successful VSED

    Jean Davies - Successful VSED
    Octogenarian Jean Davies, who is also a right-to-die campaigner, successfully used VSED to hasten her death.   She stopped drinking water on 16 September and passed away on 1 October.  (Sunday…
Rank this Week: 455

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    CFPB Updates GLB Privacy Rule to Allow Online Privacy Notice

    CFPB Updates GLB Privacy Rule to Allow Online Privacy Notice
    On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it has finalized a rule that enables financial institutions to publish their financial privacy notices online instead of mailing them to their customers.
  • Oct 20

    German DPAs Adopt Resolutions Regarding “Connected Cars” and Cooperation with Competition Authoritie

    German DPAs Adopt Resolutions Regarding “Connected Cars” and Cooperation with Competition Authoritie
    On October 9, 2014, the 88th Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners concluded in Hamburg. Several resolutions were adopted at this biannual conference, including resolutions addressing privacy in "connected cars" and the…
  • Oct 17

    Obama’s New Executive Order Focuses on Securing Consumer Payment

    Obama’s New Executive Order Focuses on Securing Consumer Payment
    Today, the White House announced that the President signed a new executive order focused on cybersecurity. The signed executive order, entitled Improving the Security of Consumer Financial Transactions, focuses on securing consumer…
Rank this Week: 77

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 14

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Job Posting: East Carolina University

    Job Posting: East Carolina University
    The public university in Greenville, North Carolina is hiring a Director of Conflict Resolution and Mediation Programs.  Reporting to an Associate Provost, the position will provide leadership and oversight of the informal resolution…
  • Oct 20

    Job Posting: Prince George's County Public School

    Job Posting: Prince George's County Public School
    The large school district in Maryland has reopened the search for an Ombudsman.  The job description, qualifications, and pay range have been revised significantly from the prior search in May.  According to the job posting,…
  • Oct 17

    Webinar to Feature Ombuds from University of Denver and University of Connecticut

    Webinar to Feature Ombuds from University of Denver and University of Connecticut
    The alternative dispute resolution portal will host a webinar on the evening of October 23 on, "Peer Case Consultation: an Approach to Professional Development."  The  presenters will be Jenna Brown, the Ombuds at the University of…
Rank this Week: 218

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Fashion and Congress Do a Little Turn on the Legislative Catwalk

    Fashion and Congress Do a Little Turn on the Legislative Catwalk
    Piracy in fashion is nothing new, we've blogged about it many times before:The Law and CopycatsCrocs Chomps on Lawsuit Victory Against CounterfeitersTrue Religion Wins Default Judgment in Counterfeit SuitIs C. Wonder a Tory Burch Rip-Off?It…
  • Oct 17

    Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter Die

    Former Washington Supreme Court Justice Robert Utter Die
    Justice Robert Utter, a UW Law grad '54, and former Justice on the Washington State Supreme Court, passed yesterday at 84.Justice Utter served on the King County Superior Court (1959-69), the Washington Court of Appeals (1969-71), and the…
  • Oct 15

    Street Harassment is NOT Okay!

    Street Harassment is NOT Okay!
    Have you ever experienced being groped or harassed while on public transit, in crowd or maybe even just walking down a sidewalk in broad daylight?  If so, did you report it?Sadly, many victims of harassment are hesitant to report…
Rank this Week: 735

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 21

    White House Announces 2014 Tribal Nations Conference

    White House Announces 2014 Tribal Nations Conference
    The White House press release: THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 20, 2014 President Obama Announces 2014 White House Tribal Nations Conference WASHINGTON, DC – On Wednesday, December 3,…
  • Oct 21

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of State Law Employment Claims against Ute Tribe

    Tenth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of State Law Employment Claims against Ute Tribe
    Here is the opinion in Becker v. Ute Indian Tribe of the Uintah Reservation. Briefs are here. Lower court materials here.
  • Oct 21

    Feedback Request, National Experts List

    Feedback Request, National Experts List
    At a tribal court/state court collaboration meeting, some state court judges raised the idea of creating a national experts list that state court judges and staff can access when Tribal Law and Federal Indian Law questions arise. I…
Rank this Week: 141

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Employee Benefits Legal Blog

Covers employee benefits related to labor and employment matters. By Keith R. McMurdy of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://employeebenefits.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 21

    To Have an Expert of Not: A Fiduciary’s Quandary

    To Have an Expert of Not: A Fiduciary’s Quandary
    I am working on some cases now that involve allegations of misuse of an expert by a fiduciary of a benefit plan.  Consequently, I have been reading a lot of articles and cases relating to the fiduciary duty and expert advice.  As a…
  • Oct 16

    It’s Not Easy Having Plans: Revising Benefits Can Give Rise to Other Claim

    It’s Not Easy Having Plans: Revising Benefits Can Give Rise to Other Claim
    As employers continue preparing for health plan changes that take place in 2015 under the ACA, I have been following a number of developments that remind me of the importance of thinking globally with respect to revisions to benefits. …
  • Oct 8

    Locating Missing Particiants, Or at Least Trying To

    Locating Missing Particiants, Or at Least Trying To
    One of the most frustrating things about benefit plans is that they have participants, participants are people and people sometimes disappear.  It is unfortunately a fact of plan administration and it can be a problem.  Plan…
Rank this Week: 647

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Oct 21

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.

    Direct Democracy: Ties between Switzerland and the U.S.
    The following is a guest post by Dr. Goran Seferovic. Goran is a senior research associate at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Law and has been our scholar in residence at the Law Library of Congress this past…
  • Oct 20

    Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation

    Budget Resolutions and Authorizing Legislation
    I have previously written about the budget process and appropriations.  Now, I am turning to authorization legislation. In theory, process for funding the government is an orderly one in which each year the President proposes a…
  • Oct 17

    A Moving Story – Pic of the Week

    A Moving Story – Pic of the Week
    Hey!  Does the Law Library Reading Room think that they get to have all the fun? Stand back Public Services Division! We’ll see your 40,000 volume move to temporary space pending the construction of the new and improved Law Library…
Rank this Week: 295

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 526

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Spencer on Mediation!

    Spencer on Mediation!
    "The first thing you do, is to try to dress like Nucky Thompson."Of course I kid -- here he offers good advice to those unfamiliar with the legal process.Nice to see him back!
  • Oct 20

    Rule 11, Rule!

    Rule 11, Rule!
    This is how it's done."The decision that I make today is based on legal conclusions rather than policy considerations. I believe the first duty of the AG is to be a good lawyer. Lawyers live under rule 11, which provides it is unethical for a…
  • Oct 20

    Question: Does This Seem Libelous?

    Question: Does This Seem Libelous?
    According to newly-invested Judge Bloom (congratulations!!), it just might:What in Tarnation is a Surrogate Dibble, No way this can be a real human beings name, low class redneck pig excrement, redneck asshole, PATHETIC, LOWCLASS, INBRED…
Rank this Week: 80

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Oct 21

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach

    Israel/Palestine Conflict: Why now is the time to change to a human rights approach
    The same day Ban Ki Moon, UN Secretary General, visited the Gaza Strip saying, “a restrictive occupation that has lasted almost half a century, the continued denial of Palestinian rights and the lack of tangible progress in peace…
  • Oct 16

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist

    Not a Laughing Matter: Famed Comedian Supports Call for Release of Iranian Physicist
    Maz Jobrani, the popular Iranian-American comedian, usually makes people laugh. But now he has set mirth aside to send a serious message to the Iranian authorities: they should release noted physicist and prisoner of conscience Omid Kokabee,…
  • Oct 16

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist

    End Saudi Arabia’s relentless crackdown on civil and political rights activist
    By Lara-Zuzan Golesorkhi, Amnesty International Saudi Arabia Country Specialist It didn’t have to happen this way in Saudi Arabia. Earlier this decade, Saudi human rights activists saw promise for change, saw their efforts paying off.…
Rank this Week: 37

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Oct 21

    Free Online Georgia Legal Resource

    Free Online Georgia Legal Resource
      By Mark Stuckey I know that no one here at the College of Law wants to believe it, but there will come a time when you need legal resources and not have (free) access to the panaceas that are Westlaw Next, Lexis Advance, or even…
  • Oct 16

    Pro Bono: Give Back before You Graduate

    Pro Bono: Give Back before You Graduate
    In honor of ABA’s Pro Bono week (Oct. 19-25), here is some information about the many opportunities in which you can gain hands-on experience helping your community while still in law school. In order to help you gain real world…
  • Oct 10

    Don’t Worry Be Happy

    Don’t Worry Be Happy
    by Murtaza Khwaja As fall strikes Atlanta, with cool winds blowing away the long summer days and bringing us a cornucopia of pumpkin flavored everything, from our coffees to tree leaves, students in the law school may be feeling trapped,…
Rank this Week: 807

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Oct 21

    The Shellshock Virus: Yet Another Way For Hackers To Steal Your Information

    The Shellshock Virus: Yet Another Way For Hackers To Steal Your Information
    The emergence of a computer bug named “Shell Shock,” which is being called one of the worst computer viruses to have ever existed, has scrambled cyber security professionals into fixing a security flaw that has been built into…
  • Oct 20

    Drumming For War

    Drumming For War
    Ever since ISIS made itself known as a military threat in Iraq and Syria, media outlets across the country have been banging the war drum. Without significant questioning or debate, we have accepted the dominant narrative of ISIS fed to us…
  • Oct 17

    Feeling Young-Gore By The Minute

    Feeling Young-Gore By The Minute
    Neil Young and Al Gore shared the stage for about 40 minutes this past Thursday at the annual Dreamforce Conference in San Francisco, whose theme was “Reimagine Everything,” which is meant to be futuristic, but also carries more…
Rank this Week: 495

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Wyoming added to same-sex marriage list

    Wyoming added to same-sex marriage list
    With the filing Tuesday of a one-paragraph notice by state officials in a federal courthouse in Casper, Wyoming, and the release of a two-page order by a federal judge, that state became the thirty-second to allow same-sex…
  • Oct 21

    Academic highlight: Sunstein and Supreme Court unanimity (or lack thereof)

    Academic highlight: Sunstein and Supreme Court unanimity (or lack thereof)
    Last Term, the Supreme Court issued a higher percentage of unanimous decisions than in any Term since 1940.  The Court was unanimous 62% of the time, and there were dissenting opinions in only 39% of the cases.  Was the 2013…
  • Oct 21

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Saturday’s pre-dawn order in the Texas voter identification case continues to garner coverage and commentary.  In the Supreme Court Brief, Tony Mauro reports on recent remarks by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attributing the…
Rank this Week: 12

Antitrust Law Blog

Antitrust Law Blog

Covers current antitrust news and regulatory developments. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.antitrustlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 407

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber,…

The Law firm of Vaughn & Weber, PLLC

Covers bankruptcy, family law, foreclosure, and real estate law in New York.

http://vaughnweberlaw.com
  • Oct 21

    Interesting Legal Procedure Decision

    Interesting Legal Procedure Decision
      Legal Procedure Decision In Roseman v. Baranowski, 2014 NY Slip Op. 05635, the Second Department allowed Plaintiff leave to amend the summons and complaint in order to add a doctor as a defendant after EBT’s (depositions) were…
  • Oct 20

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision

    Motor Vehicle Accident – Important Decision
      An interesting decision was made in Cattan v. Sutton, 2014 Slip Op 05764 (8/13/14).  The case involved an automobile accident in which Defendant made a motion for summary judgment.  The full case can be read at the…
  • Oct 17

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission

    Real Estate Broker Loses Million Dollar Commission
    Broker sought to recover commission or finder’s fee of $1,250,000. A NY Broker, who was not registered or licensed as real estate broker in Florida, brought an action against the purchaser of real property in Florida…
Rank this Week: 598

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/
  • Oct 21

    Consumer Advisory: Vehicle Owners with Defective Airbags Urged to Take Immediate Action

    Consumer Advisory: Vehicle Owners with Defective Airbags Urged to Take Immediate Action
    From the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA): October 20: NHTSA urges owners of certain Toyota, Honda, Mazda, BMW, Nissan, and General Motors vehicles to act immediately on recall notices to replace defective Takata…
  • Oct 21

    Employment rights and arbitration

    Employment rights and arbitration
    Law professor Imre Szalai has written More than Class Action Killers: The Impact of Concepcion and American Express on Employment Arbitration. Here is the abstract: This Article highlights how two recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions, AT&T…
  • Oct 20

    CFPB issues final rule on annual privacy disclosure

    CFPB issues final rule on annual privacy disclosure
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued this final rule concerning the requirement that financial institutions provide an annual disclosure of their privacy policies to their customers. In some situations, financial institutions…
Rank this Week: 186