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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/
  • Mar 29

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The Washington Independent Review of Books reviews Steve Fraser's The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (Little, Brown, and Co).Amanda Hollis-Brusky's Ideas with…
  • Mar 28

    McSweeney on Magna Carta on Public Radio

    McSweeney on Magna Carta on Public Radio
    Today at noon, with rebroadcasts through April 4, Thomas McSweeney, William & Mary Law, will be discussing Magna Carta and its legacy on the public radio show “With Good Reason,” which is produced by the Virginia Foundation…
  • Mar 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    The April issue of The Federal Lawyer features an cover piece on "40 Years of U.S. Supreme Court Indian Law Cases: The Justices and How They Voted," by Lawrence R. Baca.  By any reckoning, the Amicus Brief of Cato Institute by…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Mar 29

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"
    Article in the LA Times about the possible impact in California of a recent SCOTUS case (about teeth whitening in North Carolina). Excerpt: Hanging in the balance is the state's ability to regulate not only barbers and pet groomers, but...
  • Mar 27

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic
    As I prepared to attend this inaugural meeting, it seemed that it would all be prepatory and introductory. But the RRC just voted to create a sub-committee to (1) propose a standard by which some rules might be considered in...
  • Mar 27

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession
    At TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron links to an article from The Economist titled, " Attack of the Bean-counters. Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business." At Leiter Law Reports, Michael Simkovic posts, "The Absence of Evidence…
Rank this Week: 124

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Mar 29

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT
    The following note was penned to the co-ordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), who asked me to go into some detail around the information security, gathering, archival and dissemination strategies I conceptualised…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
Rank this Week: 861

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 318

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    We need laws requiring lawyers to stay abreast of technology?

    We need laws requiring lawyers to stay abreast of technology?
    Robert Ambrogi (@bobambrogi) reported this week that Massachusetts is the 14th state to require lawyers to stay abreast of technology as a condition of licensure. Massachusetts ethics rules will now include the following provision,…
  • Mar 27

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Same-Sex FMLA Halted, Drones on Youtube, Fantasy Sport

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Same-Sex FMLA Halted, Drones on Youtube, Fantasy Sport
    It’s time to wrap things up for the week and head out into a sunny Seattle evening—or watch basketball. Probably watch basketball. As a heads up, over on LXBN, Ben Feder joins me on LXBN TV to talk GM’s bankruptcy and…
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Cross-Device Tracking, Pregnancy Discrimination, Uber

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Cross-Device Tracking, Pregnancy Discrimination, Uber
    In big news yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a major ruling on pregnancy in the workplace—Zosha covered it well over on LXBN and Jason Shinn does here on the roundup. total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 212. FCC Hits TV…
Rank this Week: 27

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais, Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Mar 28

    Passenger Arrested for Assault aboard the Carnival Triumph

    Passenger Arrested for Assault aboard the Carnival Triumph
    The FBI has arrested 44-year-old Carnival Triumph passenger Joseph Allen on assault charges resulting in substantial bodily injury as the cruise ship docked at its home port of Galveston, Texas. Carnival Cruise Lines, in a press release,…
  • Mar 28

    Passengers & Crew Evacuated as Smoke Billows from the Carnival Liberty

    Passengers & Crew Evacuated as Smoke Billows from the Carnival Liberty
    Multiple news sources are reporting that passengers and crew members were evacuated off the Carnival Liberty when smoke emerged from the forward section of the cruise ship. The incident happened last Friday while the 10-year-old, 2,974…
  • Mar 27

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Passenger Feared Dead

    Royal Caribbean Cruise Passenger Feared Dead
    The Coast Guard has called off its search for Frank Slippo, a Royal Caribbean cruise passenger, who fell overboard the Liberty of the Seas. CCTV cameras confirm that the 43-year-old Slippo climbed over the railing at around 9:00pm last…
Rank this Week: 275

Central New York Injury Lawyer…

Central New York Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers motor vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, and municipal liability. By Michaels & Smolak, P.C.

http://www.centralnewyorkinjurylawyer.com/
  • Mar 28

    Sugarbush Chairlift Malfunction Is Good Example Of Why Product Liability Lawsuits Are Needed

    Sugarbush Chairlift Malfunction Is Good Example Of Why Product Liability Lawsuits Are Needed
    As an avid skier, I was distraught to read about another terrible chairlift malfunction at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine. The chairlift suddenly started moving swiftly backward. Seven skiers were pretty seriously injured, some of them because…
  • Mar 27

    Snow, Sleet And Rain Are Literally "Deadly" In Upstate New York

    Snow, Sleet And Rain Are Literally "Deadly" In Upstate New York
    Did you see the recent article in the Syracuse Post Standard about weather-related motor vehicle death statistics? Statistics can be pretty boring. But I found this pretty interesting. The new study shows that SNOW, SLEET AND FREEZING…
  • Mar 10

    Can A Cop Testify The Car Accident Was Your Fault In A New York Auto Accident Injury Trial?

    Can A Cop Testify The Car Accident Was Your Fault In A New York Auto Accident Injury Trial?
    Let's say you get into a car accident in New York State and it was the other guy's fault. But when the police officer shows up and "investigates" he determines it was your fault. And he says so in his accident report. You sue the at-fault…
Rank this Week: 802

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 28

    Letter From the Editor: FSMA Section 402

    Letter From the Editor: FSMA Section 402
    We’re soon going to find out what Section 402 of the Food Safety Modernization Act (FSMA) means. Section 402 is one of those “miscellaneous provisions” of the FSMA that has not received much attention until now, but…
  • Mar 27

    Nearly 100 People Sickened After Attending Philadelphia Banquet

    Nearly 100 People Sickened After Attending Philadelphia Banquet
    Dozens of lawyers and law students fell ill after attending a Feb. 27 banquet in Philadelphia, and the incident is now a suspected foodborne illness outbreak, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer. The city’s health…
  • Mar 27

    Critics Call White House Antibiotics Action Plan a ‘Missed Opportunity’ on Farm

    Critics Call White House Antibiotics Action Plan a ‘Missed Opportunity’ on Farm
    The White House released its National Action Plan for Combating Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria on Friday, but some critics say it doesn’t do enough to tackle antibiotic use on farms. “Antibiotic resistance is one of the most…
Rank this Week: 138

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
Rank this Week: 835

Defending People: The Tao of…

Defending People: The Tao of Criminal-Defense Trial Lawyering

Covers criminal defense law. By Mark Bennett.

http://blog.bennettandbennett.com/
  • Mar 28

    2015.48: To the Potential Client

    2015.48: To the Potential Client
    Dear PNC (we call you PNCs, for “Potential New Clients”; it’s redundant, I suppose, but “PC” is already assigned to “probable cause” and “personal computer” and “politically…
  • Mar 10

    2015.47: HB101, HB 496, HB603 Unconstitutional

    2015.47: HB101, HB 496, HB603 Unconstitutional
    There are three nonconsensual-pornography-criminalization bills before the Texas House of Representatives' Criminal Jurisprudence Committee tomorrow: HB101 (Guillen) and HB603 (Davis of Harris) are identical: (b) A person commits an offense…
  • Mar 10

    2015.47: HB101, HB 496, HB603 Unconstitutional

    2015.47: HB101, HB 496, HB603 Unconstitutional
    There are three nonconsensual-pornography-criminalization bills before the Texas House of Representatives' Criminal Jurisprudence Committee tomorrow: HB101 (Guillen) and HB603 (Davis of Harris) are identical: (b) A person commits an offense…
Rank this Week: 312

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 28

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia
    Congratulations to Haramaya University, winner of the 2015 Ethiopia Rounds in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Enjoy the international rounds in Washington DC! (mew)
  • Mar 28

    Cambodia Tribunal Issues New Charges in Case Number 4

    Cambodia Tribunal Issues New Charges in Case Number 4
    The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) was set up in 2006 to bring to trial senior leaders and those most responsible for crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, during which at least...
  • Mar 28

    Security Council Adopts Two Resolutions on Libya

    Security Council Adopts Two Resolutions on Libya
    Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the…
Rank this Week: 762

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Mar 28

    What Not to Eat Last Week – Ice Cream, Nuts and Spinach – Listeria and Salmonella

    What Not to Eat Last Week – Ice Cream, Nuts and Spinach – Listeria and Salmonella
    Blue Bell Ice Cream of Brenham, Texas, is recalling three 3 oz. institutional/food service ice cream cups- chocolate, strawberry and vanilla with tab lids because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Aurora…
  • Mar 27

    2009 Summer Camp with E. coli O157:H7

    2009 Summer Camp with E. coli O157:H7
    On October 26, 2009, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) announced that Crocetti’s Oakdale Packing Co., doing business as South Shore Meats, Inc., a Brockton, Massachusetts establishment,…
  • Mar 25

    Seriously, Do Not Drink Raw Milk

    Seriously, Do Not Drink Raw Milk
    An analysis conducted by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Center for a Livable Future (CLF) found that the risks of drinking raw (unpasteurized) cow’s milk are significant. Consumers are nearly 100 times more likely to get foodborne…
Rank this Week: 130

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Is Lack of Accuracy In TV Police Dramas Really Such a Bad Thing?

    Is Lack of Accuracy In TV Police Dramas Really Such a Bad Thing?
    Retired police officers on reality and fiction in tv police shows, and one reason why crime and police should hold back on accuracy--potential perpetrators could be out there taking notes. More here in an article by Sophie Doughty for…
  • Mar 27

    "Old Hickory" and a New Diagnosi

    "Old Hickory" and a New Diagnosi
    Donald Matthew Mender, Yale University School of Medicine, has published Boundary Violations of the U.S. Constitution: The Case of Old Hickory in The Neurobiology of Social Disruption: Intersectional Perspectives on Psychiatry, Pathology, and…
  • Mar 25

    Picturing Crime

    Picturing Crime
    The National Endowment for the Humanities is funding the digitization of 30,000 photographs dating from 1914 to 1975 in the archives of the New York Police Department's Department of Records and Information Services. These photographs will…
Rank this Week: 273

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/
  • Mar 28

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Brumfield v. Cain: (1) Whether a state court that considers the evidence presented at a petitioner’s penalty phase proceeding as determinative of the petitioner’s claim…
  • Mar 27

    Ravich on Drone

    Ravich on Drone
    Timothy M. Ravich (University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs) has posted Courts in the Drone Age (Northern Kentucky Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Few subjects encapsulate legal informatics…
  • Mar 27

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty
    Mary Kelly Tate (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 217

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Mar 28

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): P Is For Personal Property Taxe

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): P Is For Personal Property Taxe
    Taxes From A To Z (2015): P Is For Personal Property Taxe
  • Mar 27

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): O Is For OID

    Taxes From A To Z (2015): O Is For OID
    It’s my annual ” from A to Z” series! up: O is for OID OID stands for Original Issue Discount. You’ll likely hear this concept discussed when referring to and you might have even received a form 1099-OID. There are a…
  • Mar 26

    After BBC Sacks Top Gear’s Clarkson, Viewers Say They Won’t Pay Tax

    After BBC Sacks Top Gear’s Clarkson, Viewers Say They Won’t Pay Tax
    This week, the BBC announced that it was dropping "Top Gear" presenter Jeremy Clarkson, causing some fans to threaten to stop paying for a TV license. There's one big problem with that: it's tax evasion.
Rank this Week: 210

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 28

    How to opt out of unwanted communication

    How to opt out of unwanted communication
    Vox – How to opt out of everything from credit card offers to group texts – 9 useful tips and resources, with the last not actually achievable – reclaiming your online privacy from government surveillance.
  • Mar 28

    Constitution Annotated

    Constitution Annotated
    Via Congress.gov – “The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (popularly known as the Constitution Annotated) contains legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution, based…
  • Mar 28

    RAND – A Database of U.S. Security Treaties and Agreement

    RAND – A Database of U.S. Security Treaties and Agreement
    RAND – “Treaties and agreements are powerful foreign policy tools that the United States uses to build and solidify relationships with partners and to influence the behavior of other states. As a result, the overall U.S. portfolio…
Rank this Week: 51

bevlog

bevlog

Distilling a million label approvals down to the ones that affect you. Tracks legal trends in beer, wine and spirits product approvals. By Lehrman Beverage Law.

http://www.bevlaw.com/bevlog
  • Mar 28

    28 Proof and Not Beer, Wine or Spirit

    28 Proof and Not Beer, Wine or Spirit
      It looks like moonshine. But it’s not spirits. It’s not even beer or wine, and yet it is 28 proof. I stumbled on Great America “Carolina Clear” at a gas station in Bardstown, Kentucky, of all places. It was just…
  • Mar 19

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor

    Tito Case Moves Forward, Not in Tito’s Favor
    Tito had another bad yesterday, this time in federal court in San Diego. This further makes it obvious that the world of labeling has changed markedly since the Supreme Court’s Pom decision of June 12, 2014. On March 18, 2015, Judge…
  • Mar 10

    Palcohol is Back

    Palcohol is Back
    Palcohol is back. After approval from out of nowhere about a year ago, and revocation of the same approvals a few days later, it is back. I have it on good authority that TTB has ironed out the kinks and approved the labels this week. Sen.…
Rank this Week: 260

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 177

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Mar 28

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology
    Jennifer asked for my thoughts on the apology of a Louisiana prosecutor for his role in convicting an innocent man in a death penalty case. The apology is powerful. He states, in part, “In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was arrogant,…
  • Mar 28

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI
    Late in the evening on Sunday, March 8, we met with Gershon Baskin and Riman Barakat. This was our last (official) meeting of a long day involving talks about peace and conflict resolution, and it way it was, as student Kelsey Mader called…
  • Mar 27

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University
    Even though we were not in the comforts of Marquette University Law School, I had to put the students back a classroom during a few stops on our trip. The first classroom experience came at Hebrew University, in a class led by Professor Avi…
Rank this Week: 672

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/
  • Mar 28

    Helveston Paper on Courts and Consumer Protection

    Helveston Paper on Courts and Consumer Protection
    Max N. Helveston of DePaul has written Judicial Deregulation of Consumer Markets, forthcoming in the Cardozo Law Review. Here's the abstract: The dangers posed by insufficiently regulated consumer markets are both real and monumental. While…
  • Mar 26

    Replying to Alan Kaplinsky

    Replying to Alan Kaplinsky
    by Jeff Sovern Last Friday, I posted a comment on Alan Kaplinsky’s remarks, quoted in the Bloomberg Business story, Bank Customers May Get Their Day in Court, about the CFPB arbitration report. Alan replied in a post captioned…
  • Mar 26

    Senate Republicans' proposed budget would threaten autonomy of CFPB

    Senate Republicans' proposed budget would threaten autonomy of CFPB
    The Hill reports that on a party-line vote, "[t]he Senate Budget Committee added an amendment to the GOP budget that would subject the agency’s budget to the congressional appropriations process. Currently, the CFPB receives its funding…
Rank this Week: 18

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 739

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 183

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 28

    "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," the Minor League Version

    "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," the Minor League Version
    Accusing the police of racially-motivated abuse has become a favorite indoor sport. As the title of this entry suggests, the most prominent recent episode by far was the malicious and fake accusation that white police officer Darren Wilson…
  • Mar 28

    New Leadership at NAAUSA

    New Leadership at NAAUSA
    The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA) is an organization representing career federal prosecutors.  I was a member at one time, although my membership has lapsed.  It led the opposition of…
  • Mar 27

    Evidence-Based Sentencing, Minus the Evidence

    Evidence-Based Sentencing, Minus the Evidence
    "Evidence-based" sentencing is one of the catch-phrases of the sentencing reform movement.  I have never been able to figure out exactly what it means (my experience as an AUSA was that evidence has always been considered at…
Rank this Week: 199

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Mar 28

    Signifigant Changes To Federal Nonprofit Tax Policy May Be A Reality This Year

    Signifigant Changes To Federal Nonprofit Tax Policy May Be A Reality This Year
    According to an article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Congress is proposing changes in the tax code that could significantly affect nonprofits. Harold Hancock, tax counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, says changes could include…
  • Mar 22

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly February 2015 Issue

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly February 2015 Issue
    The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly has published its February 2015 issue. Here is the table of contents: Articles Pamela Wicker, Neil Longley, and Christoph Breuer, Revenue Volatility in German Nonprofit Sports Clubs Wei-Wen Chang,…
  • Mar 22

    Herzig & Brunson: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked

    Herzig & Brunson: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked
    David J. Herzig (Valparaiso) and Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola Chicago) have written the Slate article Subsidized Injustice: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked. Drawing on the Supreme Court's 1983…
Rank this Week: 392

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Why would someone buy your business?

    Why would someone buy your business?
    I always enjoy estate planning with business owners, as there are always a few interesting issues to resolve and some worthwhile challenges to overcome in the process. For business owners, estate planning can take much longer than it does for…
  • Mar 24

    Panel to discuss prevention of abuse of Enduring Power of Attorney

    Panel to discuss prevention of abuse of Enduring Power of Attorney
    Anyone who is in the St. John's area and who has questions or concerns about Enduring Powers of Attorney might be interested in this event that is happening tonight. I'm participating in a panel that is going to explore issues around Enduring…
  • Mar 21

    A weekend smile

    A weekend smile
Rank this Week: 420

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: 186

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Robert Reeves Personal Injury Blog

Covers Los Angeles personal injury and car accident information. By Robert B. Reeves.

http://www.robertreeveslaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 28

    What TV Lawyer Personality are You? (Plus the Best Saul Goodman Quotes!)

    What TV Lawyer Personality are You? (Plus the Best Saul Goodman Quotes!)
    TV viewers love a good courtroom drama and you can’t have a courtroom drama without the lawyers.  There are many different TV lawyer personalities out there, some depict lawyers pretty favorably, others, not so much. …
  • Mar 16

    31 Strange But True Laws Still On The Book

    31 Strange But True Laws Still On The Book
    All across the Internet, you will be able to find lists and lists of strange laws that either once existed or still exist depending on who’s doing the reporting. But what we found when looking at these examples, is that many either…
  • Jan 27

    Top 15 Internet Hoaxes of 2014

    Top 15 Internet Hoaxes of 2014
    Edgar Allan Poe, writing in the short story “The System of Dr. Tarr and Prof. Fether,” once said to believe “nothing you hear, and only one-half that you see.” That story was published in 1845, but going on two…
Rank this Week: 326

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness On Testamentary Capacity

    Forensic Psychiatry Expert Witness On Testamentary Capacity
    In Testamentary Capacity to Execute a Will and Mental Competency to Execute a Trust or Contract, forensic psychiatry expert witness Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., writes: A Will is not a contract because it does not represent a promise to perform…
  • Mar 23

    Undue Influence Expert Witness On Making Bequests Part 1

    Undue Influence Expert Witness On Making Bequests Part 1
    In Undue Influence in Making Bequests: A Forensic Psychiatrist Examines the Evidence, undue influence expert witness Stephen M. Raffle, M.D., writes: Undue influence when creating a will, codicil to amend a will, trust or other legal…
  • Mar 16

    Business Expert Witness On World Economies Part 2

    Business Expert Witness On World Economies Part 2
    In Are We Nearing a Global Turning Point?, business expert witness Douglas E. Johnston writes:Several important economic factors appear to be moving unfavorably for the US at the moment, both domestically and abroad, and there are increasing…
Rank this Week: 121

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Mar 28

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Mayflower Solicitors (Birmingham) Housing Lawyer/Caseworker with experience in all aspects of Landlord and Tenant (Housing) Litigation. This is a position for self motivated individual able to assist with the development and expansion of our…
  • Mar 26

    Regulations and damn regulations.

    Regulations and damn regulations.
    Two quite different sets of secondary legislation. First: there is a new prescribed form for section 6(2), section 8 and section 13(2) notices for assured (including shorthold) tenancies from 6 April 2015. The regulations are here and the…
  • Mar 24

    Not So Alarming

    Not So Alarming
    There are new provisions requiring smoke and carbon monoxide detectors in residential properties. This announcement has had an interesting genesis! The Government announced on 11 March 2015 that it would be utilising powers it had taken to…
Rank this Week: 500

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Mar 28

    UN Annual Humanitarian Overview for the situation in Palestine released

    UN Annual Humanitarian Overview for the situation in Palestine released
    [JURIST] The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [official website] on Thursday released its 2014 Annual Humanitarian Overview [report, PDF], noting that Palestinian civilians continue to face daily threats to their…
  • Mar 28

    HRW concerned over civilian casualties following airstrikes in Yemen

    HRW concerned over civilian casualties following airstrikes in Yemen
    [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Saturday expressed concern [press release] over civilian casualties resulting from Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The airstrikes that occurred on March 26th…
  • Mar 28

    Nigeria holds presidential elections amid violence

    Nigeria holds presidential elections amid violence
    [JURIST] Nigeria held its presidential and gubernatorial elections Saturday in spite of violent attacks against voters by Boko Haram [JURIST news archive]. The elections, originally scheduled for February 14, were postponed [Washington Times…
Rank this Week: 13

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Washington Injury Attorney Blog

Covers various accident, injury, and medical malpractice topics including nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Farber Law Group.

http://www.washingtoninjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Pedestrian killed in downtown Seattle crosswalk accident

    Pedestrian killed in downtown Seattle crosswalk accident
    A 45-year-old woman, Michele Jozefiak, was killed on Thursday as she was crossing a downtown Seattle street. According to a police report, Jozefiak was crossing Seneca Street and 5th Avenue assisted by a walker when she was struck by a…
  • Mar 26

    Study shows -- no surprise! -- distraction a factor in 60% of teenage driving accident

    Study shows -- no surprise! -- distraction a factor in 60% of teenage driving accident
    The AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety has just released a report that should be no surprise to parents of teenagers. The study found that 60% of all car accidents that teenagers drivers are involved in, distraction -- either inside or outside…
  • Mar 19

    New technologies will curb distracted driving, save live

    New technologies will curb distracted driving, save live
    It is estimated that 1.6 million car accidents occur every year due to distracted driving. Now car companies and technology companies are designing new technologies which have the potential to save thousands of lives by preventing distracted…
Rank this Week: 537

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Mar 28

    Frye v. United State

    Frye v. United State
    These consolidated actions are for personal injury and wrongful deaths allegedly arising from plaintiffs' exposure to hazardous substances emanating from the Pelham Bay landfill in the Bronx. On a previous appeal, affirming the denial of…
  • Mar 27

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont
    However, plaintiff's submissions in response to the respective motions, when viewed in their entirety, constitute objective evidence sufficient to raise a triable issue of fact as to serious injury. Plaintiff, in addition to the MRI report,…
  • Mar 25

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont

    Insurance Law § 5102 (d), and (2)...cont
    An MRI of plaintiff’s cervical spine was made in April 1998, apparently also upon her reference. According to the unsworn and unaffirmed MRI report dated April 17, 1998, the only abnormality the MRI revealed was "central disc herniation…
Rank this Week: 425

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 28

    How I spent my spring break

    How I spent my spring break
    The recent posting hiatus resulted from my taking UCLAW's spring break to get out of town for a while. Helen, the dogs, and I took our RV up to Redding, California, visiting Coyote Valley (outside... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 27

    Justice Kagan gets off on the wrong foot in Omnicare

    Justice Kagan gets off on the wrong foot in Omnicare
    What is it about Omnicare, Inc., that generates such awful judicial opinions? The Delaware supreme court's decision in Omnicare v. NCS Healthcare, 818 A.2d 914 (Del. 2003), was one of that Court's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 21

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i
    Jim Lindgren: In “Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013,” which can be downloaded from SSRN, I explore tenure-track law school diversity in 1997 and 2013. ... This study finds that... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 98

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 262

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    At UB Research & Writing is a three…

    At UB Research & Writing is a three semester course taught by non-tenure track faculty who almost certainly work harder and are better grounded than most  law school faculty, so I have a little bit of a problem with the program. That…
  • Mar 27

    A few months ago four partners from the…

    A few months ago four partners from the Commercial Litigation Department of an old-line Buffalo firm walked out and opened the Buffalo office of what had been up to that time a medium sized Rochester firm. This was big news for several…
  • Mar 23

    My sister-in-law's wedding conflicted with…

    My sister-in-law's wedding conflicted with the Utica Boilermaker last year, so I missed it for only the second time in, I think, 14 years. The wedding was fun, but this year the race went to a registration system that gave a preference to…
Rank this Week: 364

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Citing American Authorities in Free Speech Case

    Citing American Authorities in Free Speech Case
    The Supreme Court’s judgment in the section 66-A case was striking to me for one particular reason. Indian courts have long held that the judgments of American courts can’t reliably be used as precedents while deciding cases…
  • Mar 26

    'Democracy's narrow escape'

    'Democracy's narrow escape'
    The Supreme Court's judgment in Shreya Singhal case has been widely hailed.  The title of this post is drawn from one such commentary carried in Telegraph, which also exposes the players and the factors that went into the making of S.66A…
  • Mar 18

    On Freebies and Election Manifesto

    On Freebies and Election Manifesto
     [Guest Post: Vasujith Ram] AAP’s election manifesto made a host of promises: Lakhs of CCTVs for women’s safety [see here], Wi-Fi in all public places, 20, 000 Litres of free water every month, reduction of electricity…
Rank this Week: 195

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
Rank this Week: 714

lennyesq

lennyesq

By Leonard E. Sienko, Jr.

http://lennyesq.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 410

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    CanLII Primer: New Resource for Self-Represented Litigant

    CanLII Primer: New Resource for Self-Represented Litigant
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has launched The Can LII Primer :"In the 2013 National SRL Study we were struck by the number of SRLs who used Can Lll, and how important a resource this was for them. Can Lll is not…
  • Mar 26

    New Trial Ordered in Ontario Case After Judge Looks Up Info on Google Street View

    New Trial Ordered in Ontario Case After Judge Looks Up Info on Google Street View
    According to the blog Legal Feeds, the Ontario Superior Court has ordered a new trial in an assault case because a judge looked up information from Google Street View on his own initiative: "In coming to his conclusion, Goldstein [Superior…
  • Mar 26

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Final Report on Assisted Reproduction After Death

    Alberta Law Reform Institute Final Report on Assisted Reproduction After Death
    The Alberta Law Reform Institute has published its Final Report on Assisted Reproduction After Death: Parentage and Implications:"The idea of recognising parentage and inheritance rights for children born after the death of one of their…
Rank this Week: 996

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Mar 28

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case

    Kleiner Perkins Wins Gender Discrimination Case
    The closely watched gender discrimination case of Ellen Pao v. Kleiner Perkins, her former employer, has ended in a clean win for Kleiner Perkins.  At least in the courtroom.  Kleiner Perkins, in case you're not familiar with it, is…
  • Mar 22

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion

    EEOC Slammed Again for Relying Upon Unsupportable "Expert" Opinion
    I can't add much to the Employment Class Action Blog's report on EEOC v. Freeman (4th Cir. 2015). Suffice it to say that the EEOC got caught - again - with its hand in the intellectual cookie jar, relying upon bogus expert opinion.…
  • Mar 20

    Can a Severance Offer Be Revoked by an Employer Before the Expiration of the 21 Day Review Period?

    Can a Severance Offer Be Revoked by an Employer Before the Expiration of the 21 Day Review Period?
    A few months ago a business offered an employee a severance package.  The employee was age-protected (age 40+), a release was desired by the employer as a condition of paying the severance, and the severance agreement therefore contained…
Rank this Week: 367

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Mar 28

    Foreclosure Crisis Update

    Foreclosure Crisis Update
    Is the foreclosure crisis over? Yes and no. Since 2007, about six million homes have been sold at foreclosure sales (Foreclosures Public Data Summary Jan 2015). Today, about one million homes are still somewhere in the foreclosure process.…
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
  • Mar 25

    Auto Title Loans: Like Payday Loans, But Larger and Riskier

    Auto Title Loans: Like Payday Loans, But Larger and Riskier
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today released a report focusing on the market for auto title loans. The report brings together data from a wide variety of sources (including Slips contributor Nathalie Martin's work) to provide a clear, succinct,…
Rank this Week: 462

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Mar 28

    Munich Court Rejects Cousin’s Inheritance Claims to Gurlitt Collection

    Munich Court Rejects Cousin’s Inheritance Claims to Gurlitt Collection
    The trove of over 1,000 artworks, originally collected for a museum planned by Hitler, was discovered in a Munich apartment during a tax investigation in 2012. Cornelius Gurlitt, a reclusive art collector who died in May 2014, had willed the…
  • Mar 25

    Changes in UK Copyright Law May Affect Artist

    Changes in UK Copyright Law May Affect Artist
    Eileen Kinsella reports for artnet News on recent changes in British copyright law affecting artists, museums, art publishers, and curators. The new provisions of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (“CDPA”), which go into…
  • Mar 24

    Chubb Advises Artist Involvement in Restoration

    Chubb Advises Artist Involvement in Restoration
    In response to the Visual Artists Rights Act of 1990 (“VARA”), the Chubb Group of Insurance Companies has published a white paper titled “Conservation of the Works of Living Artists” which advises consultation with…
Rank this Week: 407

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 81

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    HELP EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS

    HELP EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS
    Dear Friend: Yesterday, I toured the devastation at the building collapse in the East Village with Mayor de Blasio and other government colleagues and thanked first responders, who once again put their lives on the lines for New …
  • Mar 28

    HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE

    HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE
    Dear Friend: Yesterday, I toured the devastation at the building collapse in the East Village with Mayor de Blasio and other government colleagues and thanked first responders, who once again put their lives on the lines for New …
  • Mar 27

    HE FINDS MUSEUMS BORING

    HE FINDS MUSEUMS BORING
    @ Egyptian Museum -- Cairo
Rank this Week: 9