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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/
  • Jan 19

    Cooper & Wright on Economics in FTC Privacy Policy

    Cooper & Wright on Economics in FTC Privacy Policy
    James C. Cooper and Joshua D. Wright, both of George Mason have written The Missing Role of Economics in FTC Privacy Policy, Cambridge Handbook of Consumer Privacy, Jules Polonetsky, Evan Selinger & Omer Tene, eds., Cambridge University…
  • Jan 19

    Richard Cordray, Bob Dylan, and the future of the CFPB

    Richard Cordray, Bob Dylan, and the future of the CFPB
    Read this note from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau head Richard Cordray to his staff in the wake of the PHH decision.
  • Jan 18

    My Times Dealbook Op-Ed: Trump Faces Stark Choice: Protect Consumers or Bank

    My Times Dealbook Op-Ed: Trump Faces Stark Choice: Protect Consumers or Bank
    Here. Here's the beginning and the end: President-elect Donald J. Trump will soon face a stark choice: whether to protect consumers, the ordinary Americans he pledged to defend against a system he criticized as rigged — or to side…
Rank this Week: 177

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 19

    Zero Waste is Within Our Reach, But….

    Zero Waste is Within Our Reach, But….
    By Sarah Levinson I would have guessed that my fellow EPA employees would be leaders when it comes to recycling and reducing wastes. Turns out we are leaders, but not quite as far out front as I had hoped. In 2015, a presidential Executive…
  • Jan 19

    EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People

    EPA Regulations and Court Victories Translate Directly into Wins for the American People
    Over the past few years we have heard a pretty constant refrain about “EPA overreach” which is shorthand for saying EPA has gone beyond the authority given to it by Congress.   Even though as Administrator both Lisa…
  • Jan 19

    Innovation in Government

    Innovation in Government
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick EPA and other federal agencies are tasked with finding solutions to some of the world’s most pressing and complicated problems. These problems require innovative solutions, which EPA supports through use of…
Rank this Week: 100

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    INAUGURATION PRIMER

    INAUGURATION PRIMER
    The interregnum (what a great word) ends tomorrow as Donald J Trump takes the oath of office and becomes the 45th  president of the United States. CJ John Roberts will administer the oath. Query/trivia: who was the last person who…
  • Jan 18

    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER JOA

    ANOTHER DAY ANOTHER JOA
    Not quite a JOA, but another Not Guilty for everyone's favourite federal blogger and a damn good criminal defense attorney: PRESS RELEASE REGARDING NOT GUILTY VERDICT OF MEDICAL DOCTOR MICHAEL…
  • Jan 16

    RIDING A TIGER

    RIDING A TIGER
    THERE IS NEVER A WRONG TIME TO DO THE RIGHT THING.The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King. A new President takes office in five days. Qi hu nan xia"When on the tiger's back, it's hard to dismount."Chinese Proverb.See You In…
Rank this Week: 66

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jan 19

    Trump Treasury Nominee Answers on Tax Whistleblower Issue

    Trump Treasury Nominee Answers on Tax Whistleblower Issue
    January 19th, 2017, today, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider President-Elect Trump’s pick for the Secretary of the Treasury, Steven Mnuchin. The National Whistleblower Center asked its supporters to insist that the…
  • Jan 17

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted

    Chelsea Manning’s Prison Sentence Commuted
    The White House announced today that President Obama commuted the prison sentence of whistleblower Chelsea Manning. Manning was convicted of stealing and disseminating government documents and videos to WikiLeaks. Manning, a former US…
  • Jan 17

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking

    NWC Presents Whistleblower Rewards before Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking
    This morning, National Whistleblower Center (NWC) Executive Director Stephen Kohn addressed the Federal Advisory Council on Wildlife Trafficking, a group of private sector experts charged with advising the Presidential Task Force on a…
Rank this Week: 165

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: 180

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 19

    IntLawGrrls welcomes Alice Bullard

    IntLawGrrls welcomes Alice Bullard
    Today we welcome a post on inauguration events from Dr. Alice Bullard. Alice is an historian and a human rights and environmental law lawyer in Washington, D.C. Formerly a tenured historian, she is now the President and Chief Executive…
  • Jan 19

    Trump Inauguration Events Jan 19, 2017

    Trump Inauguration Events Jan 19, 2017
    President Elect Donald Trump’s only tweet in the last seven hours (as of about 3pm EST, Jan 19th), is the relatively inoffensive, “Getting ready to leave for Washington, D.C. The journey begins and I will be working and fighting…
  • Jan 19

    Write On! 2d annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” workshop

    Write On! 2d annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” workshop
    Many conversations in the U.S. about situations of armed conflict – within civil society, academia, and the U.S. government – center on “national security law,” often drawing primarily from domestic law and military…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 19

    Trump to Allow DACA to Die a Natural Death?

    Trump to Allow DACA to Die a Natural Death?
    Amanda Becker for Reuters reports that : "Trump will likely seek to undo an Obama executive order known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) that allowed people brought into the United States illegally as children to stay in…
  • Jan 19

    Storm Clouds on the Horizon? As soon as he is inaugurated, Trump will move to clamp down on immigration

    Storm Clouds on the Horizon? As soon as he is inaugurated, Trump will move to clamp down on immigration
    Brian Bennett of the Los Angeles Times reports that aides are clearing the way for President-elect Donald Trump to take the first steps toward transforming the immigration system as soon as he takes office today. Gone will be the temporary...
  • Jan 19

    Guest Post Arkady Bukh, Esq.: Nevada's Struggle With Immigration May Have a Savior

    Guest Post Arkady Bukh, Esq.: Nevada's Struggle With Immigration May Have a Savior
    Nevada's Struggle With Immigration May Have a Savior by Arkady Bukh, Esq. In recent correspondence with Representative Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Nevada's Jason Frierson urged the…
Rank this Week: 235

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 19

    Major Crossover Move: Michelle Lee Staying on as PTO Director?

    Major Crossover Move: Michelle Lee Staying on as PTO Director?
    The Hill and others are reporting that USPTO Director Michelle Lee will stay on as PTO Director under President Trump.  No official statement yet (perhaps because PTO Chief Communications officer Patrick Ross resigned yesterday).…
  • Jan 19

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Joseph Robinson, Irina Vainberg, Heather Ettinger, & Grace Yang: District Court Broadens Scope Of Patent Ineligibility Under 101 Nick Wingfield & Mike Isaac: Mark Zuckerberg Testifies In Oculus Intellectual Property Trial Inna Dahlin…
  • Jan 19

    Trading Technologies: User Interface for Stock Trading

    Trading Technologies: User Interface for Stock Trading
    Before writing more about Trading Technologies v. CQG, I will first note that TT is my former client and I personally filed the original complaint in this very case 12 years ago (2005).  Although TT is no longer my client, I am…
Rank this Week: 132

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 19

    UN rights expert expresses dismay at Nigeria bombing of camp for internally displaced

    UN rights expert expresses dismay at Nigeria bombing of camp for internally displaced
    [JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs), Cecilia Jimenez-Damary [official profile] on Thursday sharply condemned [press release] bombings in Nigeria as a means of counter insurgency…
  • Jan 19

    Federal judge orders Defense Department to release Abu Ghraib photo

    Federal judge orders Defense Department to release Abu Ghraib photo
    A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Wednesday that the Department of Defense must release a cache of photos taken at Abu Ghraib and other sites in Iraq and…
  • Jan 19

    New Jersey court upholds firing of corrections officer who wore hijab to work

    New Jersey court upholds firing of corrections officer who wore hijab to work
    [JURIST] A New Jersey appeals court on Wednesday upheld [opinion, PDF] the firing of corrections officer Linda Tisby, who was terminated for wearing a hijab to work as an expression of her religious beliefs. Tissuey, who had worked for the…
Rank this Week: 11

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    BILL BERENSON AGAIN NAMED ONE OF THREE BEST INJURY LAWYERS IN FORT WORTH

    BILL BERENSON AGAIN NAMED ONE OF THREE BEST INJURY LAWYERS IN FORT WORTH
    Berenson Injury Law is proud to announce that attorney Bill Berenson has been honored as being one of the three best injury lawyers in Fort Worth for the fourth year in a row. Three Best Rated® is a national rating service that recognizes…
  • Jan 17

    Affluenza Teen Case Update

    Affluenza Teen Case Update
    I was prompted to post about Ethan Couch after Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD), one of my favorite organizations, just emailed a list of its national accomplishments in 2016. Its top one was in our infamous case, where MADD helped…
  • Jan 16

    Deadly Airbag Company’s Execs Indicted, $1 Billion Fine Levied

    Deadly Airbag Company’s Execs Indicted, $1 Billion Fine Levied
    Takata’s defect has killed 11 people and injured over 100 others Capping an extraordinary week for corporate crime busting, on Friday Takata plead guilty to fraud charges and agreed to pay a whopping $1 billion fine. And three…
Rank this Week: 768

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jan 19

    Harvard Law School Postdoc Fellowship Opportunitie

    Harvard Law School Postdoc Fellowship Opportunitie
    From our friends at the Harvard Law School, check out these great opportunities for up-and-coming property law scholars: Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically…
  • Jan 12

    Pomeroy on Property Law and Air Right

    Pomeroy on Property Law and Air Right
    Chad J. Pomeroy (St. Mary's) has posted All Your Air Rights Belong to Us (Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Privacy and property rights are tricky subjects for a variety of reasons.…
  • Jan 7

    Berger on the Fiscal Wisdom of Regulatory Takings Compensation

    Berger on the Fiscal Wisdom of Regulatory Takings Compensation
    Bethany Berger (Connecticut) has posted The Illusion of Fiscal Illusion in Regulatory Takings (American University Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In January 2016, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in Murr v. Wisconsin, the first…
Rank this Week: 491

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 19

    Watkins v. State and Jury Impeachment in Georgia

    Watkins v. State and Jury Impeachment in Georgia
    In yesterday's Undisclosed episode, we noted how the defense team filed an application for writ of habeas corpus in the Joey Watkins case. We also noted how, amazingly, the case that most strongly supports Joey's appeal is actually another…
  • Jan 18

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal
    Today, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an order that mainly did two things: (1) granted the State leave to appeal the portion of Judge Martin Welch's order granting Adnan Syed a new trial based upon his cell...
  • Jan 10

    The Allen Charge Project: Kansa

    The Allen Charge Project: Kansa
    The key Kansas case on the Allen Charge is State v. Salts, 200 P.3d 464 (Kan. 2009). In Salts, Alan Salts was charged with indecent liberties with a child. Before jury deliberations, the judge gave the jury the following instructions:...
Rank this Week: 911

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Indiana Business Lawyer Blog

Cover business and corporate law issues. By Parr Richey Frandsen Patterson Kruse.

http://www.indianabusinesslawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    FCC is Seeking Input on Wireless Communications Site Deployment

    FCC is Seeking Input on Wireless Communications Site Deployment
    Section 253(c) of the Communications Act, as amended in 1996, prohibits any “state or local statute or regulation, or other state or local legal requirement” to “have the effect of prohibiting the ability of any entity to…
  • Jan 5

    Utility Easement Not Materially Impaired by Intersection Expansion

    Utility Easement Not Materially Impaired by Intersection Expansion
    On December 16, 2016, the Court of Appeals found that “the reasonable necessity of an intersection expansion outweighed whatever injurious effect that expansion would have on an electric utility’s enjoyment of its easement.”…
  • Sep 15

    BOUNDARY TREES: WHO OWNS THEM? WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?

    BOUNDARY TREES: WHO OWNS THEM? WHO’S RESPONSIBLE?
    Trees can be an asset or a nuisance, depending on one’s personal perspective and situation.   A tree may provide shade, privacy or other value to one person and yet block the view of a neighbor or interfere with the use and…
Rank this Week: 729

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Using Social Media To Build Your Online Reputation

    Using Social Media To Build Your Online Reputation
    BY GARRY J. WISE, SENIOR COUNSEL I was recently interviewed by Law Times correspondent Jim Middlemas on the role of social media in Canadian law practices.It was a good opportunity to briefly discuss the history of Canada's legal…
  • Jan 19

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?

    Can Your Last Will and Testament Prevent Your Ex From Getting Child Custody After Your Death?
    BY PAUL ADAM, ASSOCIATE LAWYERAfter a marital separation, some parents will, for better or worse, go to unimaginable lengths to prevent their ex-partners from havingcustody or access to the children of the marriage.Can this fight continue…
  • Jan 19

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate

    LawFact of the Day: Wills and Estate
    Here is your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Thursday January 19, 2017. Today we are talking about Wills and Estates.A video posted by Wise Law Office (@wiselaw) on Jan 19, 2017 at 6:33am PSTIf a deceased person owed support to a spouse or…
Rank this Week: 216

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 62

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    ‘Essen Sued for Wage Violation

    ‘Essen Sued for Wage Violation
    ‘Essen, a to-go café with locations in Midtown East, Hell’s Kitchen, and Financial District in New York City, has been hit with a wage violation lawsuit. The lawsuit alleges that the cafe failed to pay several cooks, food…
  • Jan 12

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation

    Reichenbach Hall Sued for Wage Violation
    A wage theft lawsuit has been filed against Reichenbach Hall, a German beer hall located in midtown Manhattan. The lawsuit charges that the restaurant cheated its waiters and waitresses out of minimum wage and overtime pay. The servers claim…
  • Dec 29

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016

    Restaurant Workers Get Pay Hike on December 31, 2016
    On December 31, 2016, restaurant workers throughout New York State will begin to see changes in the payment structure of their wages.   Back of the House Workers   Back of the house workers (cooks, dishwashers, stockers, and others…
Rank this Week: 616

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    Plaintiff Stripped of Costs For Failing to Beat Defence Offer

    Plaintiff Stripped of Costs For Failing to Beat Defence Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, stripping a Plaintiff of post offer costs after receiving a jury award less than a pre-trial defence settlement offer. In today’s case (Rutter…
  • Jan 18

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case

    $4.5 Million Cost of Care Assessment in Paraplegia Injury Case
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing future care damages in the case of paraplegia. In today’s case (Warick v. Diwell) the Plaintiff was involved in an “extremely…
  • Jan 10

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim

    BC Court of Appeal – No Reverse Onus in Bus Driver Liability Claim
    There are a line of cases suggesting that once a plaintiff passenger establishes that he or she was injured while riding on a public carrier, a prima facie case of negligence is made out. Today reasons were released by the BC Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 61

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jan 19

    SOCTUS will review Supreme Court’s personal jurisdiction opinion

    SOCTUS will review Supreme Court’s personal jurisdiction opinion
    The U.S. Supreme Court today granted certiorari in Bristol-Myers Squibb Company v. Superior Court.  The high court will be reviewing a 4-3 California Supreme Court personal jurisdiction decision that held hundreds of non-California…
  • Jan 19

    Trial court has jurisdiction to consider late-filed new trial motion paper

    Trial court has jurisdiction to consider late-filed new trial motion paper
    In Kabran v. Sharp Memorial Hospital, the Supreme Court today holds that a trial court does not lose jurisdiction to consider affidavits that were filed after a statutory deadline for submitting papers in support of a new trial motion, where…
  • Jan 19

    Divided Supreme Court overrules 1941 opinion in rape case

    Divided Supreme Court overrules 1941 opinion in rape case
    In People v. White, a 5-2 Supreme Court today holds that the same act can lead to a conviction of — but not punishment for — both rape of an intoxicated person and rape of an unconscious person.  The court’s opinion by…
Rank this Week: 631

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer…

Fort Lauderdale Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers divorce, custody, and child support. By Sandy T. Fox, P.A.

http://www.fortlauderdaledivorcelawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    When You Can Reopen Your Florida Child Support Case

    When You Can Reopen Your Florida Child Support Case
    Family law cases, like many varieties of litigation, can sometimes take unexpected turns. One such example was a case recently decided by the Fifth District Court of Appeal. In this case, a mother in a child support case lost her job after…
  • Jan 12

    What Florida Law Does (and Doesn’t) Require You to Do to Meet Your Child Support Obligation

    What Florida Law Does (and Doesn’t) Require You to Do to Meet Your Child Support Obligation
    Child support cases, especially when you are facing contempt and possible jail time, are serious matters. There are many ways the courts can find you capable of making your child support payments, but there are other resources the law does…
  • Jan 5

    Lump-Sum Alimony in Florida

    Lump-Sum Alimony in Florida
    When you think about alimony, you probably think about a court order that obliges one ex-spouse to pay the other ex-spouse a sum of money every month for a certain period of time (or permanently). The law also, however, allows the courts to…
Rank this Week: 841

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/
  • Jan 19

    More on Zervos v. Trump

    More on Zervos v. Trump
    Or, as it will be called on my Civ Pro exam, Pervos v. Drumpf (really, you cannot make this stuff up): Michael Dorf has a typically excellent analysis of the decision to sue in state rather than federal court He concludes that it was a…
  • Jan 19

    More civ pro in SCOTUS

    More civ pro in SCOTUS
    SCOTUS today granted cert in Bristol-Meyers Squibb v. Superior Court, another personal-jurisdiction case. This one should provide an opportunity to define when contacts give rise or relate to a claim (and whether those two things mean the…
  • Jan 19

    Sunstein on political polarization and "The Divided States of America"

    Sunstein on political polarization and "The Divided States of America"
    The renowned Cass Sunstein is delivering the Rosenthal Lectures at NorthwesternLaw this fall. His topic is political polarization, its causes and effects. In his first lecture yesterday, entitled "Whose Facts?," Sunstein presented…
Rank this Week: 122

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jan 19

    Lentz School Security, 2016 - 2017 Edition, by Mary Lentz

    Lentz School Security, 2016 - 2017 Edition, by Mary Lentz
      Lentz School Security provides useful guidance, practical advice, relevant statutes, and case law for addressing school security and safety issues. Topics include interviewing children, identifying volatile situations, and…
  • Jan 19

    U.S. Master Tax Guide (2017) 100th Edition, by Wolters Kluwer Editorial Staff Publication

    U.S. Master Tax Guide (2017) 100th Edition, by Wolters Kluwer Editorial Staff Publication
      The U.S. Master Tax Guide provides helpful and practical guidance on today's federal tax law. This 100th Edition reflects all pertinent federal taxation changes that affect 2016 returns and provides fast and reliable answers…
  • Jan 19

    Follow the new executive office at Regulations.gov

    Follow the new executive office at Regulations.gov
    The Presidential Inauguration is tomorrow, January 20. With the new president comes a new administrative office. Keep up-to-date with notices, proposed rules, and final rules from the executive office online at…
Rank this Week: 78

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jan 19

    Law School Deans Push Back Against Tougher Bar-Passage Rule

    Law School Deans Push Back Against Tougher Bar-Passage Rule
    As a tougher new bar-passage standard for law schools nears approval, a group of around half of the nation’s law school deans are urging accreditors to reconsider. The new rule would require 75% of a law school’s graduates who sit…
  • Jan 19

    ‘Keep Connecting’: Donald Trump’s Latest Branding Effort

    ‘Keep Connecting’: Donald Trump’s Latest Branding Effort
    President-elect Donald Trump is keeping his trademark lawyers busy. The incoming commander-in-chief has filed his first trademark application since he was elected president. Mr. Trump’s trademark holding company is seeking to…
  • Jan 18

    Land of Milk Money: Dairy Consumers Cash in on Class-Action Settlement

    Land of Milk Money: Dairy Consumers Cash in on Class-Action Settlement
    Got milk? If the answer is yes, you might be owed a little pocket cash. Lactose-tolerant Americans are cashing in on a class-action settlement from a milk price-fixing lawsuit. It’s not a lot of money; at the moment, under $20. But…
Rank this Week: 128

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jan 19

    By Popular Demand, I Am Changing The Headline On My Recent ROSS Post

    By Popular Demand, I Am Changing The Headline On My Recent ROSS Post
    I cannot remember the last time I changed a headline on a blog post or even whether I ever did. But by popular demand, I am changing the headline on my recent post about a study that compared the ROSS artificial intelligence platform against…
  • Jan 19

    How LexBlog Quietly Reinvented Itself This Year

    How LexBlog Quietly Reinvented Itself This Year
    The dashboard of a demo site in LexBlog’s new blogging platform. When lawyer Kevin O’Keefe started LexBlog in 2003, many in the legal industry thought the idea of a company devoted to nothing but lawyer blogs was crazy. After all,…
  • Jan 18

    Fake Lawyer Blogs Repost My Post About Their Fake Lawyer Blog

    Fake Lawyer Blogs Repost My Post About Their Fake Lawyer Blog
    If ever there was poetic justice, this is it. Last week, I wrote about several blogs that purport to be written by lawyers and legal professionals but that are in fact using fake identities. I discovered them after I noticed that several…
Rank this Week: 397

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
  • Jan 19

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment

    The Validity of Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment
    The other day I posted a hypothesis that the current apportionment of the House of Representatives does not comply with Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment. Before explaining that further, I must address the threshold question of whether…
  • Jan 18

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”
    A call to arms for studnets and academics who want to turn the tide on campus censorship — Nadine Strossen  Seattle. He is the  deputy editor at Spiked, a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and…
  • Jan 17

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?
    I’m going to begin a series of posts about my next project, which will examine the Reapportionment Act of 1929; a critically important statute that fixes the size of the House of Representatives at 435 and delegates the reapportionment…
Rank this Week: 271

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Barack Obama's failed attempt to overthrow the Reagan Regime

    Barack Obama's failed attempt to overthrow the Reagan Regime
    Over at Vox, I have a new piece expanding on my earlier assessment of Obama's presidency.It's very hard to strike the right balance in such a piece.On the one hand, I firmly believe that Obama is one of the most successful presidents in my…
  • Jan 19

    The Supreme Court and President Trump Off to a Not-So-Great Start

    The Supreme Court and President Trump Off to a Not-So-Great Start
    After Barack Obama was elected President in 2008, Chief Justice John Roberts invited the President-elect to pay a courtesy call on the Court prior to his inauguration. The President-elect and Joe Biden accepted his invitation  and met…
  • Jan 19

    President Mayhem (with a war powers prediction)

    President Mayhem (with a war powers prediction)
    You may have seen those commercials for Allstate that feature a character called "Mr. Mayhem," that's what I had in mind.  Following up, we can usefully define the notion of the "Trump premium."  The premium is the difference…
Rank this Week: 244

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 718

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jan 19

    A Visual Study Guide for the New York Bar Exam

    A Visual Study Guide for the New York Bar Exam
    It also has many words, and might help you or someone you know who has, for whatever reason, decided to take the NY bar.        Related StoriesThe Tri-State Monkey Smuggle, and Other Stories 
  • Jan 18

    Bill Would Provide Immunity for Accidentally Running Over Protester

    Bill Would Provide Immunity for Accidentally Running Over Protester
    Let's apply the rational-basis test to this one.        Related StoriesSeriously, Though: Nobody Has the Right to AppealCourt Says Police Need to Make Time for “This Constitutional…
  • Jan 17

    “Downton Abbey” Congressman’s Indictment Is a Hoot

    “Downton Abbey” Congressman’s Indictment Is a Hoot
    At least he didn't delete any emails. (He actually said that.)        Related StoriesAbout Those FoldersALERT: There Are No Lawyers in the Kansas SenateCriminal's Modus Operandi Probably Just Means He…
Rank this Week: 839

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/
  • Jan 19

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s docket of civil procedure and federal courts cases continues to expand. Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, which will review a California Supreme Court…
  • Jan 19

    Schwartz on Qualified Immunity

    Schwartz on Qualified Immunity
    Joanna Schwartz has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, How Qualified Immunity Fails. Here’s the abstract: Qualified immunity is a judicially created doctrine that shields government officials from constitutional claims for money…
  • Jan 19

    Baude on Qualified Immunity

    Baude on Qualified Immunity
    Will Baude has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Is Qualified Immunity Unlawful? Here’s the abstract: The doctrine of qualified immunity operates as an unwritten defense to civil rights lawsuits brought under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. It…
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Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Jan 19

    #The3Llife: Bucket List

    #The3Llife: Bucket List
    GUEST BLOG by Lauren Rose, 3L at University of Detroit Mercy There is a light at the end of the tunnel! I have finally reached the last semester of law school. Graduation is in approximately 115 days (but who’s counting…). As a…
  • Jan 18

    #The2Llife: After a Restful Break

    #The2Llife: After a Restful Break
    GUEST BLOG by Dani Gies, 2L at UCLA School of Law Happy New Year! I hope you had a very restful break and that you are not too stressed over the receipt of your grades (or rather, your grades themselves). I spent two weeks with […]
  • Jan 17

    #The1Llife: The Wait

    #The1Llife: The Wait
    GUEST BLOG by Jackson Long, 1L at SMU Dedman School of Law Welcome back friends! After a nice long break (hopefully relaxing and enjoyable) it’s time to start the second semester of law school. Except you don’t know how the first…
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Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jan 19

    A Quarter-Century of the LII

    A Quarter-Century of the LII
    “I wish I could say that it seems like only yesterday… but it’s been a quarter-century.  We started the LII in 1992, just Peter Martin and I,  and, a little later, a student employee who became our first full-time…
  • Jan 19

    St. Louis City Public Library victim of ransomware attack

    St. Louis City Public Library victim of ransomware attack
    “The St. Louis City Public Library’s computers are not accessible to the public following a ransomware attack.Library spokeswoman Jennifer Hatton said the 700 computers throughout their 16 branches are currently down because of a…
  • Jan 19

    Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom

    Carla Hayden Thinks Libraries Are a Key to Freedom
    “Most librarians of Congress haven’t actually previously been librarians. What’s the best preparation for this role? There have been two other librarians of the 14 total — we’ve had historians, we’ve had…
Rank this Week: 803

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    I love the historic Market Arcade building…

    I love the historic Market Arcade building where our offices are, and am very impressed with the way the landlord, Sinatra Realty, runs the place. One of the challenges of the place has always been the restaurant, which has been two different…
  • Jan 12

    I wonder if there are enough Senate…

    I wonder if there are enough Senate Republicans with the spine to trip up some of Trump's Cabinet nominees. I wouldn't have guessed Marco Rubio, and frankly the mere fact that they all knuckled under during the campaign isn't encouraging. The…
  • Jan 6

    I'd be really interested in knowing if at…

    I'd be really interested in knowing if at any point Donald Trump's campaign had an actual electoral strategy. Was there polling? Did they know that there were people out there like this? Did they see a path to the necessary electoral votes…
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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: 94

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Andrew Flusche, Virginia Lawyer

Covers Virginia drunk driving, reckless driving and speeding offenses.

http://www.andrewflusche.com/blog/
  • Jan 19

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question

    [VIDEO] Over 900 Drivers Took This Quiz, 74% Missed 1 Question
    We did a quiz of hundreds of Virginians, to see if people know their rights when interacting with the police during a traffic stop. The results? A lot of people did really well, but a lot of people missed a couple of questions on the quiz,…
  • Jan 6

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving

    [VIDEO] Uber Drivers – Fight Virginia Reckless Driving
    A reckless driving conviction on that record could impair your ability to drive with Uber, especially depending upon if you have other tickets. Contact me so we can look at your defense options. Are you an Uber driver or a hopeful driver for…
  • Dec 16

    [VIDEO] International Student Reckless Driving Defense

    [VIDEO] International Student Reckless Driving Defense
    If you are an international student and you were charged with reckless driving, you’re in the right place. This video and article explains what we can hopefully do together to avoid a criminal conviction in your case. Any time a person…
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Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Jan 19

    Glenn Searles: Two Unsatisfied Tax Lien

    Glenn Searles: Two Unsatisfied Tax Lien
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 16, 2017 indicate that Ohio-based Cetera Advisors broker/adviser Glenn Searles has been the subject of a customer dispute. Fitapelli Kurta…
  • Jan 19

    Douglas Pruett Was Discharged From Raymond James Financial

    Douglas Pruett Was Discharged From Raymond James Financial
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 16, 2017 indicate that New Jersey-based BCG Securities broker/adviser Douglas Pruett has been the subject of a customer complaint and was…
  • Jan 19

    Emil Botvinnik: Two Customer Complaint

    Emil Botvinnik: Two Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 16, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Newport Coast Securities broker Emil Botvinnik has been the subject of resolved or pending…
Rank this Week: 45

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 64

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jan 19

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Suspected Cop Killer to Represent Himself:   The man arrested for murdering an Orlando police officer last week appeared in court yesterday, announcing that he intended to represent himself.  Mike Arroyo of Fox News reports…
  • Jan 18

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Protesters Plot for Trump Inauguration: Anti-Trump protesters have been reportedly planning to interrupt travel to the upcoming presidential inauguration by blocking traffic into the DC metro line, a potentially terrorist act with possible…
  • Jan 17

    Treason? Not a Problem!

    Treason? Not a Problem!
    Among the most astonishing and damaging security breaches in decades took place when then-Sergeant Manning (who now calls himself/herself "Chelsea") released massive amounts of classified national security information to Wikileaks.  But,…
Rank this Week: 111

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jan 19

    Monograph on Intellectual Property Rights and Applicable Law, by Javier Maseda Rodríguez

    Monograph on Intellectual Property Rights and Applicable Law, by Javier Maseda Rodríguez
    It is my pleasure to give notice of a recently published monograph of my colleague Dr. Javier Maseda Rodríguez (Associate Professor of private international law at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), entitled La ley…
  • Jan 17

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit

    “And as the fog gets clearer…“ – May on Brexit
    In her long-awaited speech on what Brexit actually means for the future application of the acquis communautaire in the United Kingdom, British Prime Minister Theresa May, on 17 January, 2017, stressed that the objective of legal certainty is…
  • Jan 11

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension
    This book is a collection of papers presented at the 24th traditional conference Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimensions. The conference was organized on 19-21 May 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenija, by the Institute for Commercial…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Jan 19

    Who Created the Mirai Botnet?

    Who Created the Mirai Botnet?
    Readers will recall that late last year the Mirai botnet was used to take down large swaths of the network.  Victims included Brian Krebs (of Krebs on Security), Dyn (one of the largest network DNS resolvers) and almost the entire…
  • Jan 19

    Trump v. National Security Fact

    Trump v. National Security Fact
    In her post “On Bullshit and the Oath of Office,” Quinta Jurecic joined several other commentators in reflecting that President-elect Trump is a bullshitter — in the technical sense of the term as defined by…
  • Jan 19

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Foreign Policy warns us that the Trump national security team continues to be “missing in action” on the eve of the inauguration. The lack of key deputies may hobble the new administration’s response to emergency situations…
Rank this Week: 123

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate…

Real Estate Mediation, Real Estate Mediation Services

Covers mediation news. By Jim W. Hildreth.

http://wwwrealestatemediation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    Notary Fees Increase California

    Notary Fees Increase California
    January 19 2017Notary Public Maximum Fees Effective 1/1/17 Maximum fees that can be charged by a notary public for taking a proof of deed will increase from $10 to $15. Currently, the law sets maximum fees that may be charged by a notary…
  • Jan 14

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death

    New California Update Law Disclosures on Death
    01/14/2017Keeping you informedDisclosures Death of Occupant Rule Clarified Effective 9/25/16 The existing law concerning disclosure of death of an occupant is clarified to say that the death of an occupant, or the manner of death, occurring…
  • Jan 9

    Legal Education California

    Legal Education California
    January 09 2017As a California Real Estate Broker, a Mediator with the California Association of Realtors, itis important to complete continuing education as to the profession.This week the California Association of Realtors are…
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Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Jan 19

    Edward Costello Has Received a Pending Customer Complaint

    Edward Costello Has Received a Pending Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 17, 2017 indicate that California-based Securities America broker/adviser Edward Costello is the subject of a pending customer dispute.…
  • Jan 19

    Steven Finkel Has Pending and Resolved Customer Complaint

    Steven Finkel Has Pending and Resolved Customer Complaint
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 17, 2017 indicate that New Jersey-based Merrill Lynch broker/adviser Steven Finkel has received several resolved or pending customer…
  • Jan 19

    Carol Silverman Settles Customer Complaint From 2015

    Carol Silverman Settles Customer Complaint From 2015
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) on January 17, 2017 indicate that former New York-based Raymond James & Associates broker Carol Silverman has been the subject for several customer…
Rank this Week: 53

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 19

    March On -- This Is Patriotism

    March On -- This Is Patriotism
    "And so we thought it was the right time to make a campaign that’s about diversity and inclusion, about people seeing the common bonds we have, and our connections as human beings. The idea was to take back a lot of this patriotic…
  • Jan 18

    Platitudes Will Save U

    Platitudes Will Save U
    I sent President Obama a letter about a month ago.  It was the first time since I was about eight, when I wrote an impassioned letter to Santa Claus (probably asking for a new bike or a baseball glove), that I had attempted…
  • Jan 17

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot

    Annual Hall Of Fame Rant & Hypothetical Ballot
    “Voting shall be based on the player's record, playing ability, integrity, sportsmanship, character, their contributions to the team on which the player played.” -- BWAA's Hall of Fame RulesRacists and segregationists who…
Rank this Week: 462

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 19

    Thinking of divorce? E-filing may happen, says Ontario AG

    Thinking of divorce? E-filing may happen, says Ontario AG
    Ontario Attorney General Yasir Naqvi hasn’t been shy about expressing the need to embrace technological advancement when it comes to the province’s justice system. On Jan. 18, at an event at the Law Society of Upper Canada, Naqvi…
  • Jan 19

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 19, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Jan. 19, 2017
    Canada P.E.I. premier moves to deter outlaw biker gangs from moving into province, Canadian Press Ontario man charged with defrauding woman in alleged spiritual scam: police, Canadian Press B.C. jury set to begin deliberations today for…
  • Jan 18

    Toronto Lawyers Association and Thomson Reuters host technology and the law event

    Toronto Lawyers Association and Thomson Reuters host technology and the law event
    Thomson Reuters and the Toronto Lawyers Association announced a new partnership Jan. 17 in Toronto. Former justice Colin Campbell, Monica Goyal and other speakers discussed improving technology in law firms and in the courts. 
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Seattle Copyright Watch

Seattle Copyright Watch

Covers copyright and other intellectual property topics. By Tonya Gisselberg.

http://www.seattlecopyrightwatch.com/
  • Jan 19

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net

    State Law Can't Protect Butterfly Valve from the Copyright Preemption Net
    Ultraflo Corporation manufactures butterfly valves for use in the transportation industry. Ultraflo redesigned its Model 390 butterfly valve with the help of employee Thomas Mueller. Mueller left Ultraflo to work for Pelican Tank Parts, one…
  • Dec 30

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator

    No New York Common Law Public Performance Right for Sound Recording Creator
    We close 2016 with the latest on the Flo & Eddie v. Sirius XM saga. My previous posts on this topic include Unhappy Turtles Take a Bite Out of Sirius XM for Unauthorized Public Performance, Flo and Eddie Goes for the Two Coast Punch…
  • Dec 16

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing

    No More One and Done for DMCA Agent Designation Filing
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) shields online service providers from liability for copyright infringement for information uploaded to their networks by users, the “safe harbor,” if the online service providers meet…
Rank this Week: 125

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jan 19

    Stryker Metal Hip Failure, Recall and Lawsuit

    Stryker Metal Hip Failure, Recall and Lawsuit
    Metal on metal hip implants have been around for the past two decades but they have been plagued with early failure, metal poisoning, tissue destruction and finally the need for painful replacement surgery. Metal on metal hip implants have a…
  • Jan 17

    IVC Filter Injury and Death lawsuits pass 3,000

    IVC Filter Injury and Death lawsuits pass 3,000
    The number of Inferior Vena Cava (IVC) filter injury and death lawsuits continue to climb and now are past the 3,000 mark over design defects leading to fractures, migration, tilting and perforation. Recent medical studies have linked IVC…
  • Jan 13

    DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Texas Trial

    DePuy Pinnacle Metal on Metal Hip Texas Trial
    DePuy Pinnacle metal on metal hip Texas trial update. A federal jury in Dallas recently ordered Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and its DePuy Orthopaedics subsidiary unit to pay more than $1 billion to six plaintiffs who claimed that they…
Rank this Week: 312

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Internet & Social Media Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Jan 19

    Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle

    Face Value: An Allegedly Co-Opted Photograph Turns into a $2.2 Billion Headache for Chipotle
    Because celebrities closely guard their names and likenesses, lawsuits claiming high-dollar amounts for violations of those rights are not unusual. But a lawsuit for $2.2 billion dollars for a non-celebrity claiming a restaurant improperly…
  • Jan 18

    Do Not Wait until Mid-Stream to Revisit Content Sharing Agreement

    Do Not Wait until Mid-Stream to Revisit Content Sharing Agreement
    As more and more content that has traditionally only been offered over-the-air, through cable, or on satellite becomes increasingly available via the internet, television content providers must take care in scrutinizing their existing…
  • Jan 9

    Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?

    Does the Fair Use Exception Shield Ivanka Trump from Artists Who Want Nothing to Do with Her?
    Much has been written about how the Trump family uses their name to market their own businesses, but the Trumps are equally gifted at trading on others’ notoriety to promote themselves and their businesses. Consider the tweets or public…
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