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Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Sep 29

    Senate Watch

    Senate Watch
    At five weeks to election day, Chris Cillizza at the WaPo aggregates the election forecasting models for us.  "All three major election forecasting models saw an uptick in the likelihood of Republicans winning the six seats they need to…
  • Sep 29

    Comparing American Cops with Islamic Terrorist

    Comparing American Cops with Islamic Terrorist
    The title of this entry is taken from Heather Mac Donald's article in the City Journal. Her subtitle is, "With His UN Speech, Obama Sinks to a Shameful New Low."The article begins:President Obama has announced to the world that America's...
  • Sep 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Killer Sentenced to Death: A Florida man convicted of murdering an elderly man in 2013 has been sentenced to death.  WJHG News reports that 29-year-old Kevin Jeffries and his cousin tortured the man in an effort to find out...
Rank this Week: 219

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Salt Lake Criminal Defense

Covers Utah criminal law and Constitutional issues. By Clayton A. Simms, LLC.

http://www.saltlakecriminaldefense.com
  • Sep 29

    Utah Man Commits Armed Robbery Four Times in One Week

    Utah Man Commits Armed Robbery Four Times in One Week
    Utah police are looking for a man who allegedly committed armed robbery in four different locations in Utah County between Sept. 21 and Sept. 28. The man–believed to be Josef Hardesty–has a previous criminal record. Not Just There…
  • Sep 24

    Questionable Focus on Highway Interdiction Nets Billions to Cop

    Questionable Focus on Highway Interdiction Nets Billions to Cop
    In a practice originally intended to hit organized crime where it hurts–in the wallet–a recent investigation by the Washington Post showed that highway interdiction, the practice of seizing contraband from motorists, seems to have…
  • Sep 22

    West Valley City DUI Results in Various Property Damage

    West Valley City DUI Results in Various Property Damage
    Fortunately only property was damaged in West Valley City over the weekend as a man suspected of driving under the influence of alcohol-more commonly known as a DUI –crashed into several things, ultimately ending the ride lodged in the…
Rank this Week: 426

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 60

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 29

    "Orange Is The New Black" Writer Files for Divorce

    "Orange Is The New Black" Writer Files for Divorce
    A writer for the popular HBO show "Orange Is The New Black", Lauren Morelli, has filed for divorce from her husband. Morelli realized while writing for the show that she was not content with her current relationship. She is now dating actress…
  • Sep 26

    Telling Others About Your Divorce

    Telling Others About Your Divorce
    Divorce is a process that does not necessarily end once the decision to get a divorce is made, or even after the divorce is finalized. From the moment a couple decide to begin the divorce procedure, telling people about the separation will…
  • Sep 25

    Right to Divorce Denied to Couple in Florida

    Right to Divorce Denied to Couple in Florida
    For many couples, the right to marry also involves the right for a couple to divorce. However, for some same sex married couples, the right to divorce is not so easily granted. Since many states do not yet recognize same-sex marriages,…
Rank this Week: 344

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 164

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Nashville Criminal Law Report

Covers criminal defense and DUI issues in the Nashville, TN area. By Rob McKinney.

http://www.nashvillecriminallawreport.com/
  • Sep 29

    Is a Subpoena Valid If It Was Served by Telephone ?

    Is a Subpoena Valid If It Was Served by Telephone ?
    Last week a question was posted on a consumer website that allows lawyers to answer  questions posted by people looking for information. First , please do not rely on answers from attorneys on websites as legal advice. The lawyers…
  • Sep 24

    Take Control of Your Schedule

    Take Control of Your Schedule
    I had posted some suggestions set out by lawyer Nicole Black on how to be a happy lawyer . One of her suggestions is to take control of your calendar . I could not agree more. Criminal defense lawyers in Nashville, Tennessee calendars are set…
  • Sep 24

    15 Ways To Be a Happy Lawyer

    15 Ways To Be a Happy Lawyer
    I ran across a great article from the folks at techno lawyer . Nicole Black wrote an excellent article that listed 15 ways to be a happy lawyer . Lawyers especially criminal defense lawyers lead stressful lives and…
Rank this Week: 861

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Sep 29

    Ministro julga inviável reclamação de Xuxa sobre buscas no Google

    Ministro julga inviável reclamação de Xuxa sobre buscas no Google
    O ministro Celso de Mello, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, negou seguimento à Reclamação (RCL) 15955, ajuizada pela apresentadora Maria da Graça Xuxa Meneghel, com a pretensão de restabelecer decisão do…
  • Sep 29

    Seul: ministro Lewandowski destaca decisões do STF em encontro de Cortes Constitucionai

    Seul: ministro Lewandowski destaca decisões do STF em encontro de Cortes Constitucionai
    O presidente do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF), ministro Ricardo Lewandowski, ressaltou três importantes decisões da Corte ao participar de reunião da Conferência das Jurisdições Constitucionais dos…
  • Sep 29

    Programação da Rádio Justiça desta terça-feira (30)

    Programação da Rádio Justiça desta terça-feira (30)
    Revista da Justiça O programa falará sobre as taxas de condôminos. O presidente da Comissão de Direito Imobiliário da OAB-MG, Kênio de Souza, contará como deve ser usado corretamente o dinheiro…
Rank this Week: 99

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court judged probable cause...cont

    Supreme Court judged probable cause...cont
    Accordingly, the Court held the magistrate did not have probable cause to support issuance of a warrant to seize the films as evidence of the crime of promoting obscenity because he had permitted the police officer to make the...
  • Sep 29

    The Court of Appeals in Di Napoli

    The Court of Appeals in Di Napoli
    This motion for the discovery of grand jury minutes was originally brought in the Criminal Term of this court but transferred to Special Term. The motion by plaintiff is made within the framework of a civil action for false arrest,...
  • Sep 29

    CPL 30.30 subd. 4, par. (c)

    CPL 30.30 subd. 4, par. (c)
    These cases are criminal charges of grand larceny presented before the proper courts. Records reveal that in the first case, an indictment was found for the crime of robbery alleged to have been committed on July 16, 1953, at...
Rank this Week: 645

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Sep 29

    U.S. bailout of AIG called ‘extortion’

    U.S. bailout of AIG called ‘extortion’
    The U.S. extorted American International Group Inc. shareholders when it extended a $182 billion taxpayer bailout at the height of the 2008 financial crisis, a lawyer for Maurice “Hank” Greenberg said.
  • Sep 29

    ‘Secret’ costs $309M

    ‘Secret’ costs $309M
    A Montgomery County Circuit Court jury has awarded more than $309 million to a Bethesda company from a business partner for allegedly breaching their contract while they jointly pursued patent infringement litigation against a third company.
  • Sep 29

    New FEMA flood maps could mean big change

    New FEMA flood maps could mean big change
    A long line of anxious property owners snaked through the cafeteria, past a sign-in table and down the hall — each of them waiting to be told whether they were in or out.
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Sep 29

    Animals Present a Danger to California Driver

    Animals Present a Danger to California Driver
    Last week, the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans) and the California Department of Fish and Wildlife reminded California drivers tobe alert for wildlife near roads and highways as part of their Watch Out for Wildlife Week…
  • Sep 29

    Indio Rollover Accident Highlights Road Danger

    Indio Rollover Accident Highlights Road Danger
    Recently, an Indio driver was injured and his passenger killed when the driver’s truck was involved in a rollover accident on Interstate 10, east of Monterey Avenue. The driver’s Toyota Tundra was in the middle of three lanes…
  • Sep 27

    New App Makes It Easier for Drivers to Use Cell Phones While Driving

    New App Makes It Easier for Drivers to Use Cell Phones While Driving
    A San Francisco-based company has introduced a device that it believes will allow motorists to use a cell phone safety while driving. The device consists of a 5.1 inch wide display screen that can project information from the smart phone onto…
Rank this Week: 431

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 111

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Sep 29

    FINRA’s New Rule Proposal for Brokers’ Background Check

    FINRA’s New Rule Proposal for Brokers’ Background Check
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  FINRA is launching a new rule that would require brokers to put in place written procedures to verify the accuracy of information contained in their Forms U-4,…
  • Sep 24

    Risks Related To Floating-Rate Investment

    Risks Related To Floating-Rate Investment
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  Floating-rate investments could be an effective way to diversify fixed-income portfolios in today’s low-yield environment. However, investors need to…
  • Sep 24

    Deceased Former AARP President Ran Ponzi Scheme

    Deceased Former AARP President Ran Ponzi Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law Offices:  The SEC charged a former President of the South Florida AARP with running an offshore Ponzi scheme that took in at least $4.6 million from dozens of…
Rank this Week: 198

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court affirms finding that non technical defects with adoption consent renders consent invalid

    Supreme Court affirms finding that non technical defects with adoption consent renders consent invalid
    Eight weeks after the Court of Appeals affirmed a family court finding that South Carolina’s adoption statute required strict compliance with statutory consent requirements in order for the consent to be valid, the Supreme Court…
  • Sep 22

    Shameless plug for Co-Mediation CLE

    Shameless plug for Co-Mediation CLE
    My better half, Karen Klickstein-Forman, and I will be presenting on The Benefits of Co-Mediation for Family Court as part of the Mediation and Meeting Center of Charleston’s monthly breakfast. This CLE will take place on October 2,…
  • Sep 18

    Remedies for the evasive deposition witne

    Remedies for the evasive deposition witne
    Few areas of litigation practice are more frustrating than deposing an evasive, hostile or obnoxious witness. In the courtroom setting, a witness who acts these ways will be admonished by a judge to stop. If the witness continues that…
Rank this Week: 453

All Things Pros

All Things Pros

A patent prosecution blog, with in-depth discussion of decisions by the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences (BPAI), prosecution strategies, and PTO procedures. By Karen Hazzah.

http://allthingspros.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 361

Customs Law

Customs Law

Covers American customs law and international trade law. By Lawrence Friedman.

http://customslaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Ruling of the (Last) Week 10: Botox Pas a Deux

    Ruling of the (Last) Week 10: Botox Pas a Deux
    For those of you who might not know it, botulism is bad for you. According to Wikipedia, it is a rare and potentially fatal condition caused by toxins produced by certain bacteria. A common cause of the rare condition is improper food…
  • Sep 24

    More on Trek

    More on Trek
    Sometimes even I hate lawyers.Part of the job is to watch for developments in the law and advise clients on how those developments might impact them. Because lawyers are careful by nature, we have a tendency to see the worst possible outcome…
  • Sep 22

    Ruling of the Week 9: Doc Brown, Red Matter, and Chicken Wire Frame

    Ruling of the Week 9: Doc Brown, Red Matter, and Chicken Wire Frame
    U.S. Customs and Border Protection takes a lot of heat for not being terribly responsive when it comes to ruling requests. I know, because I have thrown some of that heat. It is very difficult to develop a business plan when the importer does…
Rank this Week: 516

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/
Rank this Week: 238

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Sep 29

    Washington Man Compensated for Ten Years Behind Bar

    Washington Man Compensated for Ten Years Behind Bar
    An Innocence Project Northwest (IPNW) client was awarded nearly a half a million dollars in compensation at a hearing on Friday. Brandon Olebar spent 10 years behind bars after being wrongly convicted of robbery and burglary based solely on…
  • Sep 26

    Innocence Project Applauds Outgoing Attorney General

    Innocence Project Applauds Outgoing Attorney General
    Following the announcement on Thursday by Attorney General Eric Holder that he will be stepping down as the nation's attorney general, the Innocence Project commends his tremendous leadership in helping to uncover and prevent wrongful…
  • Sep 25

    Star-Ledger Says Fix DNA Testing Law

    Star-Ledger Says Fix DNA Testing Law
    A recent editorial in New Jersey's Star-Ledger called on the state's legislators to fix the current DNA testing law in two important ways: 1) allowing people who have already been released from prison access to testing to prove their…
Rank this Week: 764

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 29

    Interesting New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization

    Interesting New Publication by the WTO: The History and Future of the World Trade Organization
    For those of you who may have missed this interesting free new publication by the WTO, I point out " The History and Future of the World Trade Organization" by Craig VanGrasstek. It can be downloaded HERE for free as...
  • Sep 29

    Cecilia Malmstrom on ISDS

    Cecilia Malmstrom on ISDS
    I've been watching the confirmation hearing for Cecilia Malmström as the next EU trade commissioner. It was really very interesting. Much more detailed questions and answers than we usually see in U.S. congressional hearings. She…
  • Sep 28

    Do We Need More Appellate Body Members?

    Do We Need More Appellate Body Members?
    From WTO DG Roberto Azevedo: Some years ago there was a proposal to increase the number of AB members. Under the current situation the 7 member AB can handle around 10-12 appeals at most per year. That’s stretching the envelope....
Rank this Week: 289

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

Chicago DUI Lawyer Blog

By The Davis Law Group, P.C.

http://www.chicagoduilawyerblog.net/
  • Sep 29

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI

    Actress Amanda Bynes Charged with DUI
    The California Highway Patrol arrested actress Amanda Bynes at 4:10 a.m. on Sunday. Bynes, 28, was booked by the LAPD at 7 a.m. and charged with misdemeanor DUI. She was released at 12:44 p.m. Sunday on $15,000 bail. Bynes allegedly ran a red…
  • Sep 22

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct

    Former Harvey Superintendent Pleads Guilty to Official Misconduct
    Former West Harvey-Dixmoor Elementary District 147 Superintendent, Alex Boyd Jr., 67, was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty to two counts of official misconduct for stealing $78,000. Boyd was originally charged with 20…
  • Sep 15

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job

    Fired Hebron Officer Accused of Selling Drugs on The Job
    Authorities announced today that a former McHenry County police officer, Ryszard Kopacz, of Wauconda, faces new felony charges for selling drugs while on duty. Kopacz, 30, was arrested days after beginning his job with the Richmond Police…
Rank this Week: 242

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Continuing Resolution Extends USCIRF Until Dec. 11

    Continuing Resolution Extends USCIRF Until Dec. 11
    The Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2015, (Sec. 144), signed by the President on Sept. 19, among other things amends 22 USC 6436 to extend the life of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom from Sept. 30, 2014 to Dec. 11,…
  • Sep 29

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Ioana Cismas, Introductory Note to Committee on the Rights of the Child Concluding Observations on the Second Periodic Report of the Holy See, (International Legal Materials, Vol. 53, No. 3 (2014), pp. 580-59).Jeremy Waldron, What…
  • Sep 29

    Many Navy Chaplains' Claims Dismissed on Limitations Ground

    Many Navy Chaplains' Claims Dismissed on Limitations Ground
    The federal district court for the District of Columbia last week dismissed on statute of limitations grounds a number of discrimination claims in the long-running suit brought by a group of Non-Liturgical Protestant chaplains and their…
Rank this Week: 70

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 29

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released
    Al Furqan Media has released the second episode of British hostage John Cantlie's video series today. You can view it here (If You Tube removes it, you can get it here.) The topic is President Obama's speech on 9/11 against ISIS.…
  • Sep 29

    Brazilian Hotel Evacuated as Hostage Paraded on Balcony

    Brazilian Hotel Evacuated as Hostage Paraded on Balcony
    An employee at a luxury hotel in Brasilia has been taken hostage, handcuffed, strapped in a suicide vest and paraded on the balcony of a room on the 13th floor, with a gun to his head. The hotel has been evacuated and police are trying to get…
  • Sep 29

    Views on ISIS From the Middle East

    Views on ISIS From the Middle East
    I'm always interested in how countries halfway around the world say they would address a problem here. I'm not talking about legal problems since laws in other countries vary too much, but in hands-on tackling of a problem that affects... [[…
Rank this Week: 2

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Sep 29

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide
    Some things make my blood boil.  Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).  The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal…
  • Sep 25

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation
    Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion.  It seems people are surprised.  They shouldn’t be.  Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average…
  • Sep 18

    An Interesting Thought About Resume

    An Interesting Thought About Resume
    The following is a quote from Mark Horstman, one of the principals of Manager Tools, in his most recent Things I Think I Think. (I am a huge fan of Manager Tools’ podcasts, which I strongly recommend.) We take grief frequently for…
Rank this Week: 256

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 263

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 572

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/
  • Sep 29

    What happens if charity care becomes obsolete?

    What happens if charity care becomes obsolete?
    An article last week in the Washington Post (h/t Chronicle of Philanthropy) discussed a report by the Department of Health and Human Services that indicated that hospitals are experiencing significant declines in charity care and bad debt,…
  • Sep 26

    Reuters: Muslim Scholars Present Rebuttal to Islamic State

    Reuters: Muslim Scholars Present Rebuttal to Islamic State
    Reuters is reporting that over 120 Islamic scholars from around the world have issued an open letter denouncing Islamic State militants and refuting their religious arguments. Many of these scholars are themselves leading Muslim voices in…
  • Sep 26

    American Association of Librarians Accepting Applifcations for Innovative Reading Grant Program

    American Association of Librarians Accepting Applifcations for Innovative Reading Grant Program
    The Philanthropy News Digest is reporting that the American Association of School Librarians, a division of the American Library Association, is accepting applications from school librarians for its AASL Innovative Reading Grant program. One…
Rank this Week: 345

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

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: 69

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Sep 29

    #The1Llife: Legal Writing Meltdown

    #The1Llife: Legal Writing Meltdown
    GUEST BLOG By Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy Well, it finally happened. I have officially been shot down by a professor. No, not literally, but definitely figuratively. My first critique of a memo by my professor was…
  • Sep 23

    #The2Llife: Meditation and Quiet Time

    #The2Llife: Meditation and Quiet Time
    GUEST BLOG By Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law Since starting law school over a year ago, I’ve noticed something. My brain is always moving 1,000 miles/minute. I seem to be a living, breathing day-planner. I am always thinking…
  • Sep 22

    #The1Llife: Explaining Law School

    #The1Llife: Explaining Law School
    GUEST BLOG By Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy Think about the most difficult thing you’ve ever had to explain to someone. Now think about trying to explain law school to your friends and family. Over the past month,…
Rank this Week: 569

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Formatting an Appellate Brief in Microsoft Word

    Formatting an Appellate Brief in Microsoft Word
    I just came across a Lawyerist post from last year that gives very detailed, step-by-step instructions on how to format a brief in Microsoft Word. I have been using Microsoft Word for nearly 20 years with frustrating results, so I…
  • Sep 12

    Could Adrian Peterson have used a switch if he was in Illinois?

    Could Adrian Peterson have used a switch if he was in Illinois?
    News broke this afternoon that Adrian Peterson, one of the greatest running backs of all time, was indicted for “reckless or negligent injury to a child.” Multiple media outlets report that the indictment stems from an incident in…
  • Sep 9

    This law firm should subscribe to the Northern Law Blog.

    This law firm should subscribe to the Northern Law Blog.
    A law firm from Chicago was hired to appeal the property tax assessments for 71 different parcels of real estate located in Aurora Township, Kane County. The tax appeals were due by October 4, 2013, the thirtieth day after the publication of…
Rank this Week: 677

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    ICH BIN EIN BERLINER

    ICH BIN EIN BERLINER
    Sorry about no post this morning. Uncharacteristically, there was no internet on the flight over the pond. And BTW, speaking of Europe, Berlin is the great European City of the 21st Century and you are doing yourself a disservice if you don't…
  • Sep 28

    NFL WEEK 4

    NFL WEEK 4
    ERRATA:  Mark Vargo is still alive as he picked the Saints over the Vikings last week. Difficult pickings this week, as the lines look to be about right in each game. So we are reverting to a tried and true method, revert to the…
  • Sep 25

    ...AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON

    ...AND THE HORSE YOU RODE IN ON
    Legend has it that during an otherwise non-descript late afternoon hearing before the legendary Judge Ellen Morphonious, a "C" prosecutor told the "C" PD  "fuck you."The PD turned to Judge Morphonious and asked her if she heard what the…
Rank this Week: 108

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Sep 29

    A New Book From John Bessler

    A New Book From John Bessler
    The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution by John D. Bessler, has just been published by Carolina Academic Press. Here's more from the publisher: The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the…
  • Sep 29

    Mississippi Capital Indigent Defense

    Mississippi Capital Indigent Defense
    "Debate renews on Miss. indigent defense," is by Jack Elliott Jr. of Associated Press, via the Columbus Commerical Dispatch. Here's teh beginning: In 1997, the Mississippi Legislature's reluctance to finance a statewide public defender system…
  • Sep 29

    No Federal Death Prosecution in Brooklyn Case

    No Federal Death Prosecution in Brooklyn Case
    "No death penalty in suspected Brooklyn gang killing," is the AP report, via the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder says his office will not pursue the death penalty against three suspected gang members accused of a…
Rank this Week: 64

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 29

    CALL/ACBD 2015 Call for Program Submission

    CALL/ACBD 2015 Call for Program Submission
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries’s 2015 conference program committee has put out a call for program submissions. The conference is to be held May 3 – 6, 2015 in Moncton, New Brunswick. TURNING THE TIDE / RENVERSER LA…
  • Sep 29

    International Association of Law Libraries 2014

    International Association of Law Libraries 2014
    The 2014 course on International Law and Legal Information from the International Association of Law Libraries is taking place right now in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Of particular interest are the Tweets being posted to Twitter with the tag…
  • Sep 29

    When Waiving a Search Comes Back to Haunt You

    When Waiving a Search Comes Back to Haunt You
    How a client perceives a lawyer’s role in a transaction often depends on the client’s experience. At one end of the spectrum, a new homebuyer may believe that the lawyer will not only navigate the process, but will also personally…
Rank this Week: 54

AttorneySync Blog

AttorneySync Blog

Covers legal marketing strategies.

http://www.attorneysync.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia SERP Analysi

    Personal Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia SERP Analysi
    The image below is a screenshot of a Google search engine result page for the query, “personal injury lawyer in philadelphia.” It was performed in an incognito Chrome browser with location set to Philadelphia, PA on September 29,…
  • Aug 4

    How Google’s Pigeon Update Might Impact Your Law Firm

    How Google’s Pigeon Update Might Impact Your Law Firm
    By now, you’ve probably heard something about Google’s recent Pigeon update. In short, Pigeon has rocked local search results. In many instances, it’s rocked them for the worse. SEL has a great Pigeon expert round-up. Here…
  • Jul 10

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian

    Google AdWords Auction Update from Hal Varian
    Over at Inside AdWords, Google’s Chief Economist, Hal Varian has posted some additional insights about Quality Score and the AdWords Auction. Google users want ads they see to be relevant. They don’t want to be bothered by ads…
Rank this Week: 114

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 29

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case

    Can I Sue For A False Arrest? Qualified immunity is wrongful arrest case
    We convict a lot of innocent people in Texas. For a lucky few defendants, we figure out they are innocent before we take away years/decades of their life or put them to death. Let’s say you are arrested but it turns out that there was…
  • Sep 14

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL

    Domestic Violence, Law Enforcement and the NFL
    The Ray Rice elevator video has started a national conversation about domestic violence. I’ve prosecuted and defended a few hundred of these cases and the Ray Rice tape is one of the worst I’ve ever seen. Still, I’m not…
  • Aug 27

    Can you keep this off my record?

    Can you keep this off my record?
    So you have been arrested and you are worried about how this will affect “your record”? Well, you should be. In Texas, convictions last forever. And by forever, I mean it’s on your record until you get a pardon but in Texas…
Rank this Week: 298

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 29

    Barry Presents The Foreign Tax Credit and the Limits of Substance Today at Loyola-L.A.

    Barry Presents The Foreign Tax Credit and the Limits of Substance Today at Loyola-L.A.
    Jordan Barry (San Diego) presents The Foreign Tax Credit and the Limits of Substance at Loyola-L.A. today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series: The foreign income tax credit is a major component of U.S. economic policy and a key…
  • Sep 29

    How to Build a Better Law Professor

    How to Build a Better Law Professor
    National Law Journal Special Report, How to Build a Better Law Professor: A good legal education offers more than an understanding of case law it provides students with the real-world skills they need to succeed, an appreciation for the role…
  • Sep 29

    WSJ: Fed Questions Banks' Use of 'Dividend Arbitrage' to Cut Hedge Funds' Tax Bill

    WSJ: Fed Questions Banks' Use of 'Dividend Arbitrage' to Cut Hedge Funds' Tax Bill
    Wall Street Journal: Fed Questions Bank Maneuver to Reduce Hedge Funds' Dividend Taxes; 'Dividend Arbitrage' Helps Big Banks Generate More Than $1 Billion in Revenue, Draws Criticism, by Jenny Strasburg: Large banks generate more than $1…
Rank this Week: 47

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Sep 29

    Oregon CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errant

    Oregon CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errant
    I just learned about Oregon’s CURE: Citizens United for Rehabilitation of Errants About: “CURE History: “CURE was formally constituted as a non-profit organization in 1975 in San Antonio, Texas by Charles and Pauline…
  • Sep 29

    Oregon Council on Court Procedure

    Oregon Council on Court Procedure
    The Council on Court Procedures is changing internet hosts, but the domain and the content remain (essentially) the same, with invaluable information on the Oregon Rules of Civil Procedure. There will be some adjustments, and you may need to…
  • Sep 29

    What is a Grand Bargain?

    What is a Grand Bargain?
    It seems that everywhere one turns, Congress, state legislators, and local elected officials are making “Grand Bargains.” So, what is a Grand Bargain? A “bargain” is, generally speaking (in “dictionary”…
Rank this Week: 507

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 546

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 29

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court
    I am posting this column a few days early since I will be traveling this week, but next week I’ll return to the scheduled Wednesday postings. * * * * Contributions earmarked solely for use in independent…
  • Sep 29

    Should More Land Use Professors be Libertarians? Part II

    Should More Land Use Professors be Libertarians? Part II
    In my previous post, I asked why more land use/local government law professors do not identify as libertarians, considering the role many of us have played in exposing the dysfunctional workings of local government. If there is an obvious…
  • Sep 29

    Iconic or Scandalous: Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating – Black Women Lawyers on Prime Time TV

    Iconic or Scandalous: Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating – Black Women Lawyers on Prime Time TV
    Welcome to the second decade of the twenty-first century, there are now two black women lawyers on Thursday prime time television thanks to screen writer, director and producer Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes, an increasingly powerful player in the…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Sep 29

    Former KBI Official Disbarred

    Former KBI Official Disbarred
    The Kansas Supreme Court recently disbarred an attorney convicted of sexual expliotation of a child. Tokepa Capital-Journal has the details here Kyle G. Smith, a former administrator with the Kansas Bureau of Investigation, was charged…
  • Sep 29

    Eleven Minute

    Eleven Minute
    An attorney retained in a domestic relations matter violated ethics rules by filing a motion to withdraw from representation eleven minutes before a scheduled hearing regarding change of custody. An Arkansas Committe on Professional Conduct…
  • Sep 29

    "Wonders Of Indiana"

    "Wonders Of Indiana"
    The Michigan Attorny Discipline Board rejected a hearing panel's conclusion that an attorney failed to report misconduct but otherwise affirmed findings of misconduct and a 90-day suspension in a matter involving vexatious and frivolous…
Rank this Week: 212

Election Law @ Moritz

Election Law @ Moritz

Information and insight on the laws governing federal, state and local elections. By the Moritz College of Law.

http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/
Rank this Week: 913

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 29

    Take a Night Off

    Take a Night Off
    Gablesstage is running a special for students on Wednesday – $10 tickets to its 8pm performance of “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence NcNally. I saw the show this weekend and it’s good. Not the very best they’ve ever…
  • Sep 29

    I’m an All-Star!

    I’m an All-Star!
    Some time ago I agreed to give a talk on privacy issues 1pm this afternoon at UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I’ve only just discovered, however, that the lecture series I’m a part of is the UM All-Stars. And they…
  • Sep 29

    Shellshock Still Kicking

    Shellshock Still Kicking
    Oh, joy: despite a vigorous round of patching, Shellshock isn’t dead, and isn’t even resting: Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two…
Rank this Week: 23

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Dismisses IndyMac Case on Statute of Limitations in Class Action

    Supreme Court Dismisses IndyMac Case on Statute of Limitations in Class Action
    SCOTUSblog reports that the Court dismissed the writ of certiorari in Public Employees' Retirement System v. IndyMac MBS, Inc. as improvidently granted. The issue in the case was whether the filing of a putative class action serves, under…
  • Sep 17

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction
    Rich Freer (Emory) has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Four Specific Problems with the New General Jurisdiction, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: General in personam jurisdiction allows a court…
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment
    The National Law Journal reports that the Judicial Conference passed the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure today. The amendments next to go the Supreme Court for approval.
Rank this Week: 318

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Sep 29

    Supreme Court Work Increasingly Concentrated in Hands of Few

    Supreme Court Work Increasingly Concentrated in Hands of Few
    Attention law students: Looking to be the next dean of the Supreme Court bar, a la Carter Phillips or Seth Waxman? Here's a tip: choose your place of employment wisely.
  • Sep 29

    Should Federal Judges Have to Turn over Their Medical Records?

    Should Federal Judges Have to Turn over Their Medical Records?
    The federal judiciary is revamping its judicial conduct and disability rules, and the proposed reforms tackle a tricky subject: How to treat allegations that a judge is no longer capable of performing her duties.
  • Sep 29

    Trial in $40 Billion Lawsuit Against AIG Bailout Begin

    Trial in $40 Billion Lawsuit Against AIG Bailout Begin
    WASHINGTON--A $40 billion lawsuit against the U.S. government for its crisis-era bailout of American International Group Inc. got under way in federal court Monday, with a lawyer for the insurer's shareholders accusing the government of…
Rank this Week: 40

Strategic Legal Technology

Strategic Legal Technology

Covers the application of technology to law practice and law business. By Prism Legal Consulting.

http://prismlegal.com/blog/
  • Sep 29

    Conferences to Consider for October: COLPM Futures and Ark KM

    Conferences to Consider for October: COLPM Futures and Ark KM
    Each October for several years I have attended two excellent conferences. Ark KM is the leading, privately organized conference for law firm knowledge management professionals.  The College of Law Practice Management Futures Conference…
  • Sep 26

    Legal KM Rapid Tour: The ILTA 2014 Encore Webinar

    Legal KM Rapid Tour: The ILTA 2014 Encore Webinar
    These are my real time notes from an ILTA webinar on 26 September 2014 that recaps – in one hour – the six hour-long knowledge management session at the 2014 annual conference of the International Legal Technology Association,…
  • Sep 4

    A Brief History of Legal KM

    A Brief History of Legal KM
    I am writing a book chapter on knowledge management and preparing for my 10th Annual Ark KM conference panel on ’10 Years Gone: From Content to Tools to Productivity’. To prepare for both, I wrote a brief history of…
Rank this Week: 849

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Sep 29

    How To Talk To Lawyers About Online Content Marketing

    How To Talk To Lawyers About Online Content Marketing
    A friend of mine recently asked for my thoughts on how to speak to lawyers about search engine optimization (SEO) and search engine marketing (SEM). Steve Matthews is Stem’s resident guru on these topics, and I make it a point…
  • Aug 31

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for August 2014
    Whether you consider the end of summer as “the most wonderful time of the year“, or are sad to see the sunny weather on the wane, the end of August is here, and soon we’ll all be back …
  • Aug 27

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction

    CBA Futures Report: Roundup of Reaction
    A few weeks back, I published a summary of the new CBA Futures Report over on Slaw.ca. The input and reaction to this report is something we’ve been tracking here at Stem; as we all seem to think (in time) …
Rank this Week: 583