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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/
  • Nov 22

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA

    Lawfare Podcast, Episode #101: Jameel Jaffer, Bob Litt, and William Banks Debate FISA
    Earlier this month, the ABA Standing Committee on Law and National Security held its “24th Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law CLE Conference.” As part of the conference, the group held a particularly strong panel…
  • Nov 22

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power

    The Immigration Imbroglio as (Pretty) Normal Separation of Power
    It has been instructive during the last six years to watch President Obama and most Democrats evolve from Executive power critics to Executive power apologists, just as it has been instructive to watch many Republicans evolve from Executive…
  • Nov 22

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    First off, in anticipation of President Obama’s decision this week to take on the immigration issue, Ben examined the central question in the standoff between him and Congress: how much discretion does he have to decline, as a…
Rank this Week: 117

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Nov 22

    Publisher’s Platform: One, Two Three Sprouts You’re Out

    Publisher’s Platform: One, Two Three Sprouts You’re Out
    Three sprout outbreaks caused by Salmonella, E. coli and Listeria outbreaks since August?  One has been deadly and all have sent dozens to the hospital. As of yesterday, the CDC has reported a total of 63 persons infected with Salmonella…
  • Nov 21

    Vilsack: No Regulatory Fix for COOL

    Vilsack: No Regulatory Fix for COOL
    Last weekend, Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack told the 2014 National Association of Farm Broadcasting (NAFB) convention that there is no regulatory fix for country-of-origin labeling (COOL). After the World Trade Organization’s…
  • Nov 21

    Ongoing Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sprout

    Ongoing Multistate Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Sprout
    At least 63 people  in 10 states have been sickened in a multistate Salmonella outbreak linked to bean sprouts, reported the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Friday. Bean sprouts distributed by Wonton Foods, Inc. of…
Rank this Week: 159

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Nov 22

    Obama’s Immigration Action: Discretion and Principle

    Obama’s Immigration Action: Discretion and Principle
    by Neil J. Kinkopf, Professor of Law, Georgia State University College of LawThe debate over President Obama’s action on immigration has raised a difficult and enduring issue: the nature and scope of the executive’s prosecutorial,…
  • Nov 21

    Recently on JudicialNominations.org - The Week of November 17

    Recently on JudicialNominations.org - The Week of November 17
    by Rebekah DeHavenThis week, the Senate voted to confirm eight U.S. District Court nominees. On Tuesday, November 18, the Senate confirmed three nominees:Leslie Abrams, nominated to the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of…
  • Nov 21

    The Legal Authority and the Moral Imperative

    The Legal Authority and the Moral Imperative
    by Erwin Chemerinsky and Samuel Kleiner. Chemerinsky is Dean of the University of California, Irvine School of Law; Kleiner is a fellow at the Yale Law Information Society Project.In the face of an ongoing humanitarian crisis as families are…
Rank this Week: 466

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 22

    James Brown Estate In Limbo

    James Brown Estate In Limbo
    A companion of music legend James Brown has requested an Aiken Court in South Carolina ban several of Brown’s children from participating in hearings that will determine if Brown had a spouse when he died in December 2006. According to...
  • Nov 22

    CLE on Tax Developments for Estate Planner

    CLE on Tax Developments for Estate Planner
    The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is holding a CLE entitled, Recent Tax Developments for Estate Planners, on December 10, 2014 from 12:30 – 2:00 p.m. Eastern, available via telephone seminar or audio webcast.…
  • Nov 22

    Billionaire Spanish Duchess Leaves £2.2 Billion Estate to Children

    Billionaire Spanish Duchess Leaves £2.2 Billion Estate to Children
    The funeral of the Duchess of Alba was attended by thousands including dignitaries, and members of the public filled the streets to watch her funeral procession. The Spanish Billionaire and direct royal descendent of King James II of England,…
Rank this Week: 64

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Nov 22

    Federal judge strikes down New Jersey sports betting

    Federal judge strikes down New Jersey sports betting
    [JURIST] A federal judge for the US District Court for the District of New Jersey [official website] on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] that New Jersey cannot partially lift a prohibition on sports betting, a move the state was taking to boost…
  • Nov 22

    Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional

    Judge rules Illinois pension law unconstitutional
    [JURIST] An Illinois judge on Friday ruled [opinion, PDF] a law intended to fix the pension crisis in the state violates the Illinois constitution. Sangamon Country Circuit [official website] Judge John Belz ruled in favor of state employees…
  • Nov 21

    UN rights chief condemns Gambia for anti-gay legislation

    UN rights chief condemns Gambia for anti-gay legislation
    [JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein [official profile] on Thursday criticized Gambia [press release] for its passage and enforcement of legislation criminalizing homosexual acts. In October, Gambia…
Rank this Week: 11

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Nov 22

    Thinking upgrade

    Thinking upgrade
    “Adolescents, more than adults, tend to discount the future and to afford greater weight to the short-term consequences of decisions.” Kim Taylor-Thompson, States of Mind/States of Development, 14 STAN. L. & POL’Y REV.…
  • Nov 21

    Test

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  • Nov 19

    Military justice changes coming?

    Military justice changes coming?
    From DefenseNews:  Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Sen. Carl Levin, D-Mich., told reporters on Tuesday that Senate and House Armed Services Committee leaders want to finish the compromise version of the 2015 National Defense…
Rank this Week: 190

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Nov 22

    Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell

    Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell
    Al Jazeera: Top Incomes Soared as Tax Rates Fell, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): For those at the very top 2010 will be remembered as a very good year. While most Americans struggled to recover from the worst economic collapse since the…
  • Nov 22

    Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job

    Maryann Jones, Hired as Charleston Law School President Under Renewable 3-Month Contract, Resigns After 8 Days on the Job
    Charleston Post and Courier, New Charleston School of Law President Steps Down: Maryann Jones has stepped down as the Charleston School of Law's president after only eight days on the job. The law school has been embroiled in a controversy…
  • Nov 22

    USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than Thi

    USC Book Panel Discussion on Kleinbard's We Are Better Than Thi
    Prior TaxProf Blog coverage: Reuven Avi-Yonah (Michigan) Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Oct. 27, 2014) David Cay Johnston Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This (Sept. 24, 2014) L.A. Times Reviews Kleinbard's We Are Better…
Rank this Week: 30

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Nov 22

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Our Word is Our Bond" by Constable
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Our Word Is Our Bond: How Legal Speech Acts (The Cultural Lives of Law) by Marianne Constable. Here is a description: Words can be misspoken, misheard, misunderstood, or misappropriated; they can be…
  • Nov 22

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re

    Download of the Week: "Narrowing Precedent" by Re
    The Download of the Week is Narrowing Precedent in the Supreme Court by Richard M. Re. Here is the abstract: “Narrowing” occurs when a court declines to apply a precedent even though, in the court’s own view, the precedent is...
  • Nov 21

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent

    Listokin on Bounded and Unbounded Institutional Agent
    Yair Listokin's Bounded Institutions has been posted to the Yale Law Journal website. Here is the abstract: This Essay examines two alternative designs for hierarchical institutions: “bounded” and “unbounded.” In a bounded structure,…
Rank this Week: 18

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice

    Appeals Court Puts Brakes On Condominium Rolling Super Lien Practice
    Ruling Hurts Condominium Associations’ Collection Efforts The Massachusetts Condominium Act gives condominium associations the ability to file a “super-lien” for unpaid monthly condominium fees, six months of which is…
  • Nov 12

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure

    Defective 150 Day Cure Notice No Defense To Foreclosure
    Distressed Homeowners Take Another Hit In another court ruling against embattled homeowners facing foreclosure, the Massachusetts Appeals Court has ruled that a defective 150 day cure notice is not a valid defense to a foreclosure sale. The…
  • Nov 9

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?

    The Housing Court: Coming To A Town Near You?
    Legislation Set To Expand Housing Court Statewide About 30% of people in Massachusetts do not have access to the state’s Housing Court — one of Massachusetts’ specialized courts handling landlord-tenant…
Rank this Week: 404

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Nov 22

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety

    Good News! Afghan Authorities Commit to Ensure Brishna’s Safety
    Victory! Following the sentencing of Brishna’s rapist, Afghan authorities have now committed to ensuring Brishna’s protection. In May 2014, Brishna, a 10-year-old girl from Kunduz province, was raped by a local mullah.  She…
  • Nov 20

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist

    Attacks Continue against Honduran Rights Activist
    The murder on November 11, 2014 of Juan Ángel López Miralda, a human rights activist and former leader in the peasant movement in Honduras, follows a troubling pattern of abuses against human rights defenders in the region.
  • Nov 12

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help

    Indigenous Women Need Your Help
    By Cindy Ko and Adotei Akwei It is time for the Obama administration to ensure implementation of standardized sexual assault policies aimed at helping ensure that Indigenous survivors of sexual violence  can access medical treatment and…
Rank this Week: 38

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Nov 22

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case

    Jury Awards $186 Million in Pregnancy Bias Case
    Pregnancy discrimination has been a visible area in the news recently. The EEOC has focused on this area, and the Supreme Court will look at a pregnancy discrimination claim later this term. To add to this attention, a California jury...
  • Nov 21

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network

    Facebook Looks to Create Workplace Network
    Both the WSJ and BBC have recently addressed Facebook’s goal of creating a new workplace network. The network would be designed to converse with fellow workers, network with colleagues, and coordinate office materials. The BBC article…
  • Nov 20

    The Workplace Constitution

    The Workplace Constitution
    Why do most people today not have rights at work that come from the US Constitution? That’s the puzzle at the heart of a just-published legal history: Sophia Z. Lee, The Workplace Constitution from the New Deal to the New...
Rank this Week: 83

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

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

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Nov 22

    Top Ten Reasons To Be Thankful There Were No Lawyers On The Mayflower

    Top Ten Reasons To Be Thankful There Were No Lawyers On The Mayflower
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Nov 22

    Execupundit's Ten Commandments For Thanksgiving

    Execupundit's Ten Commandments For Thanksgiving
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Nov 22

    Bond, James Bond.

    Bond, James Bond.
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 475

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

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

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Nov 22

    Operational Risk Capital: Nowhere to Hide

    Operational Risk Capital: Nowhere to Hide
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and is based on a PwC publication by Dietmar Serbee, Helene Katz, and Geoffrey Allbutt; the complete publication, including appendix and footnotes, is available…
  • Nov 21

    Are Securities Lawyers Stuck in a Time Warp?

    Are Securities Lawyers Stuck in a Time Warp?
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Phillip Goldstein of Bulldog Investors. “[T]he fact that a federal statute has been violated and some person harmed does not automatically give rise to a private cause of action in…
  • Nov 20

    ISS and Glass Lewis Voting Guidelines for 2015 Proxy Season

    ISS and Glass Lewis Voting Guidelines for 2015 Proxy Season
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Edmond T. FitzGerald, partner and head of the Executive Compensation Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and is based on a Davis Polk client memorandum by Kyoko T. Lin and Ning…
Rank this Week: 67

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 473

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    International Ombudsman Association Offers Scholarship to Aspiring Ombuds for 2015 Conference

    International Ombudsman Association Offers Scholarship to Aspiring Ombuds for 2015 Conference
    The IOA International Committee announces the availability of financial support to sponsor members or prospective members living outside of the United States and Canada to attend the upcoming IOA 10th Annual Conference taking place April…
  • Nov 21

    Call for Proposals: FCO/ACCUO 2015 Conference

    Call for Proposals: FCO/ACCUO 2015 Conference
    The Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons are inviting proposals you to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia for the joint FCO/ACCUO biennial Conference from May 10-13 2015. …
  • Nov 21

    Update: University of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matter

    Update: University of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matter
    Last week, the University of Oregon decided that there was no legal requirement that the Ombuds Office be identified as a “responsible person or authority” under Title IX, or as a “campus security authority” under the…
Rank this Week: 315

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Nov 22

    Department of Justice collects $2.3 billion in 2014 healthcare fraud recoverie

    Department of Justice collects $2.3 billion in 2014 healthcare fraud recoverie
    The Justice Department recovered $2.3 billion from whistleblower cases alleging healthcare fraud schemes in fiscal 2014. It was the fifth consecutive year the Justice Department recovered more than $2 billion from cases alleging fraud against…
  • Nov 21

    Number of persons from India becoming U.S. whistleblowers spike

    Number of persons from India becoming U.S. whistleblowers spike
    A report from the United States Securities and Exchange Commissions reveals that  there were 69  whistleblower tips from India between October 2013 to September 2014, making it the second largest source of such leads outside of…
  • Nov 20

    President Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war

    President Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war
    President Barack Obama is about to invoke his executive authority  to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo. This action is expected to start a constitutional battle in…
Rank this Week: 907

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
Rank this Week: 153

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Nov 22

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award
    John Marshall's Mark Wojcik has been selected by the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research as the Section Award Winner. The award is based on "service, scholarship, and legal writing program design or other activity…
  • Nov 20

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference
    The Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held July 21-23, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The 2015 Conference is co-sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and Seattle University School of…
  • Nov 20

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre
    One of the most overlooked resources in a library is the professional library staff. The Law Library of Congress--the largest law library in the world--is no exception. Pictured here with me (I'm the guy on the left) are some of...
Rank this Week: 287

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/
  • Nov 22

    Just watch the video

    Just watch the video
    This article explains. I have nothing to add--skip to 22:38, when the respondent's argument begins. Somehow, law professors are to blame for this.
  • Nov 21

    DOJ weighs in

    DOJ weighs in
    Seeming to share my sense of where the burden should lie, Eric Holder released video urging law enforcement and protesters to collaborate on plans to keep the peace should protests occur in Ferguson. He reminded protesters that historically…
  • Nov 21

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line
    "Blurred Lines," the summer hit of 2013, is the subject of a copyright dispute. The estate of Marvin Gaye claims that the composers of the hit song (Pharrel Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I.) appropriated the song from the Gaye hit,…
Rank this Week: 62

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 136

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    China NDA: A Day In The Life Of A China Lawyer, Part II

    China NDA: A Day In The Life Of A China Lawyer, Part II
    Someone in our China Law Blog Linkedin Group (please check it out and join if you are not yet a member — we keep it entirely spam-free) asked a question regarding an NDA with a Chinese supplier. Someone else in the group responded by…
  • Nov 21

    China Trademark Registrations: The Latest News From The Front

    China Trademark Registrations: The Latest News From The Front
    One of our China lawyers sent an email to a client yesterday, updating the client on the status of its trademark filings. I am republishing that email below because it succinctly sets out the current timelines for the various stages of…
  • Nov 20

    China’s Typical Expat

    China’s Typical Expat
    http://www.haohaoreport.com/l/50803
Rank this Week: 116

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    January arguments, day by day

    January arguments, day by day
    The Supreme Court on Friday released the schedule of oral arguments for the session beginning January 12.  Arguments begin at 10 a.m. each day; each argument will be for one hour.  There will be no afternoon arguments. The daily…
  • Nov 22

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)
    UPDATED 11:21 a.m.   The Oklahoma petition for review before the appeals court rules is here.  The state noted it is willing to have its case, if granted, put on the same briefing schedule as King v. Burwell, and asks for a…
  • Nov 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Chandler v. United States 14-282 Issue: Whether conspiracy to commit a robbery, absent any overt act in furtherance of the crime, is itself a violent felony presenting a serious potential risk of physical…
Rank this Week: 12

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Reading: War of the Whale

    Weekend Reading: War of the Whale
    Dozens of beaked whales beach themselves in the Bahamas. This leads to a legal battle against the U.S. Navy. Joshua Horwitz details the story, scientists, the legal battle, and the science in  War of the Whales. It’s an uphill…
  • Nov 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for November 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for November 21
    Commissioner: ‘Millionaires can fend for themselves’ by Mark Schoeff Jr. in Investment News “This obsession with ‘protecting’ millionaires — potentially at the cost of hindering the wildly successful and…
  • Nov 20

    Anti-Money Laundering Regulations are Coming for Private Fund

    Anti-Money Laundering Regulations are Coming for Private Fund
    Investment advisers and private funds have largely not been under the strict regulatory requirements under Bank Secrecy Act. The rationale is that the custody requirements impose a custody account and the custodian is subject to those rules.…
Rank this Week: 426

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    Workers' rights under the OSH Act
    Today's post is shared from osha.orgWorkers are entitled to working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm. To help assure a safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides workers with the right to:Ask OSHA to inspect…
  • Nov 22

    Falling Wages at Factories Squeeze the Middle Cla

    Falling Wages at Factories Squeeze the Middle Cla
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.nytimes.com For nearly 20 years, Darrell Eberhardt worked in an Ohio factory putting together wheelchairs, earning $18.50 an hour, enough to gain a toehold in the middle class…
  • Nov 22

    Where near-minimum-wage workers work, and how much they make

    Where near-minimum-wage workers work, and how much they make
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.pewresearch.org As Fact Tank noted earlier this month, about 20.6 million people — 30% of all hourly, non-self-employed workers 18 and older — are what we call…
Rank this Week: 392

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 63

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Nov 22

    I Mean, Why Can’t Corporations Be Artists?

    I Mean, Why Can’t Corporations Be Artists?
    Here’s an interesting conundrum. If a major petroleum corporation is alleged to “steal” an idea from a visual artist, the artistic community tends to side with the artist. But if it’s one artist “stealing”…
  • Nov 22

    Are ‘Volunteers’ Protected From Employment Discrimination?

    Are ‘Volunteers’ Protected From Employment Discrimination?
    According to the Sixth Circuit, not as far as Title VII is concerned. So, can an organization decide to terminate a volunteer’s affiliation with it because of the volunteer’s religion? The answer, according to a recent panel of…
  • Nov 19

    Must See: Sturtevant

    Must See: Sturtevant
    If you’re in or happen to find yourself in NYC, you MUST go see the Sturtevant exhibition, Sturtevant: Double Trouble, currently up at MoMA. This is a quick post, and I’m writing a bit on her practice as we speak, but for now…
Rank this Week: 373

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Hurricane Sandy Update - Case Management Order No. 12

    Hurricane Sandy Update - Case Management Order No. 12
    If you have been following Hurricane Sandy news, you may already be aware of Judge Brown’s recent November 7th order in Raimey v. Wright National Flood Insurance Company,1 in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) which requires…
  • Nov 21

    Snowmageddon 2014: Are You Covered?

    Snowmageddon 2014: Are You Covered?
    Snowmageddon buried western New York this week with the lake-effect snowfall. Winter storms are the third-largest cause of catastrophic losses in the United States (after hurricanes and tornadoes). The good news for homeowners is that in most…
  • Nov 20

    In Oklahoma, Are Labor Costs Subject to Depreciation When Calculating ACV?

    In Oklahoma, Are Labor Costs Subject to Depreciation When Calculating ACV?
    Recently a reader came across my blog post discussing whether depreciation of labor is allowed in California when calculating ACV. In California, the answer is no. The reader wanted to know whether the same holds true for Oklahoma and, more…
Rank this Week: 474

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State…

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State PolySci professor coach two moot court teams for a tournament that will be taking place this weekend. Unfortunately, snow happened, and they aren't able to get out and go to Ohio for the competition. I'm…
  • Nov 21

    I was thinking that we might have a bit of…

    I was thinking that we might have a bit of a Mike Nichols retrospective, but in fact he was so prolific that it is difficult to avoid his work. Last week, for example, we watched Closer, a movie that surprised me-- I kept getting exasperated…
  • Nov 17

    Here's a modest ethical dilemma: you can…

    Here's a modest ethical dilemma: you can be an organ donor, or you can donate your body to a medical school, but you can't do both. (You can donate your corneas and still give your body to a medical school, but that's it.) My inclination is…
Rank this Week: 144

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
  • Nov 21

    A Farewell to Basketball

    A Farewell to Basketball
    by Michael DorfMy retirement from my favorite sport looked nothing like Derek Jeter's retirement from his. There were no standing ovations, no sneaker ads, no ESPN encomia. That's fair enough. If not quite the second coming of Babe Ruth that…
  • Nov 20

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, "Disdainful Economists, Hubristic Jurists, and Fanatical Republicans: A Recipe for Single-Payer Health Care?" I try to figure out what the "end game" is for the great debate over the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 245

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Columbia Journalism Review on plagiarism

    Columbia Journalism Review on plagiarism
    David Uberti has a post in the Columbia Journalism Review titled Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect The "unexpected" problem seems to be the variability in responding to plagiarism issues,…
  • Nov 22

    US 8,857,000: dry board eraser system

    US 8,857,000: dry board eraser system
    The inventor was in the third grade when the case was filed.The case was prosecuted by Gearhart Law of Summit, New Jersey, the principal lawyer of which is Richard Gearhart, once of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Yes, there was an examiner…
  • Nov 21

    The patent numbers game: "my stack is bigger than your stack" arguments are so gone...

    The patent numbers game: "my stack is bigger than your stack" arguments are so gone...
    On October 24, 2014, InsideCounsel had a post "Assessing IP Assets," with the text:The importance of due diligence historically has been downplayed. For the most part, it didn’t matter what condition an asset was in so long as it was…
Rank this Week: 27

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Arbitration Trend

    Arbitration Trend
    Another form of alleged abuse that has been lurking amongst nursing homes and elder care facilities is mandatory pre-suit arbitration clauses hidden in nursing home admission paperwork.  The so-called “arbitration agreement”…
  • Nov 21

    Choking Death

    Choking Death
    The L.A. Daily News reported the sad preventable death of a nursing home resident who choked on medications mixed with apple sauce.  Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley, a skilled nursing facility in North Hollywood, was…
  • Nov 20

    Unsafe Lift Leads to Tragic Wrongful Death

    Unsafe Lift Leads to Tragic Wrongful Death
    Tri-City Herald reported the preventable death of Harry Lee Minor and the pending lawsuit still going on five years later.  Minor’s family sued the skilled nursing facility, Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center, where he…
Rank this Week: 237

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 22

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident
    There was no excuse offered. Akai Gurley did nothing, absolutely nothing, to cause probationary Police Officer Peter Liang to shoot him in the chest and kill him. Whether Gurley did anything wrong in his life before that, even the cops…
  • Nov 22

    Cosby In Context (Update)

    Cosby In Context (Update)
    One of America’s most beloved entertainers, Bill Cosby, is now not only a rapist, but a serial rapist.  As his lawyer, Marty Singer, correctly points out, most of the allegations now being raised aren’t new. Rather, they are…
  • Nov 21

    The Dark Tactic of Stash House Sting

    The Dark Tactic of Stash House Sting
    It works, right?  Isn’t that good enough? “The conspiracy was real; the guns were real; the defendants’ intent to use them to violently rob a cocaine stash house was real; and the defendants’ criminal histories…
Rank this Week: 58

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Nov 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21
    Stay granted in fight arising from data breach http://t.co/zI6YThJdLb -> Regulators fine UK banks over IT problems http://t.co/HIsntdr7U8 -> Cyberbullying bill raises alarm for privacy commissioner http://t.co/mrOPPVCuY1 -> Hackers…
  • Nov 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20
    Chantal Bernier: Data breach response is ‘not the time to improvise’ http://t.co/0NWWc6IYhX -> Updated: BC’s Law Society president clarifies comments on Cloud technology http://t.co/qPguVJgwpS -> Law Across the Wire…
  • Nov 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-18: CASL: when is a computer program installed or caused to be … http://t.co/YWHk1pp1a4 -> CRTC clarifies that anti-spam law won't apply to self-installation of computer programs…
Rank this Week: 806

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 240

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Over the past week on Opinio Juris, we again enjoyed a lot of different perspectives from our guest bloggers, beginning with Rob Howse, whom Kristen introduced as this week’s featured guest…
  • Nov 21

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Last week the Ninth Circuit issued a controversial opinion in Mujica v. Airscan, Inc., that sharply limits the scope of human rights litigation. The claims in Mujica arose in Colombia and allegedly implicate…
  • Nov 21

    What Makes (International) Law Law? Liam Murphy

    What Makes (International) Law Law? Liam Murphy
    by Robert Howse by Robert Howse [Rob Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU and is guest blogging this week here at Opinio Juris. His first post can be found here; his…
Rank this Week: 148

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Nov 22

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed
    It had been a while since I had seen a administrative fine imposed on a U.S. company for the unlawful of export of encryption technology. According to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security press release posted…
  • Nov 20

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi
    I find it somewhat amusing, and at some level disconcerting, that the President took to, of all things … Facebook … to announce that he is about to force a political conflict with a majority of the American people over…
  • Nov 19

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool
    Three Americans were killed by radical Islamists yesterday. The media coverage and official U.S. responses, frankly, has been the equivalent of political tumbleweed. The synagogue attack by axe-wielding Palestinian terrorists, cheered by…
Rank this Week: 560

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Quirky Employment Law Questions

Covers quirky questions in employment law. By Dorsey & Whitney LLP.

http://quirkyemploymentquestions.com/
  • Nov 22

    Quirky Question #244, An Update on Ebola

    Quirky Question #244, An Update on Ebola
    In Quirky Question #244, we discussed what employers should do to protect their employees and businesses in light of the potential Ebola threat.  Last week, Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel ordered nearly 700 Minnesota National Guard…
  • Nov 3

    Quirky Question #245, Last chance agreement

    Quirky Question #245, Last chance agreement
    Question: We operate a manufacturing plant with a union workforce where new employees begin with a 90-day probationary period during which they are not yet members of the union. I recently hired a guy who refused to work overtime on several…
  • Oct 27

    Quirky Question #244, Ebola goes viral

    Quirky Question #244, Ebola goes viral
    Question: The recent media coverage of Ebola has been overwhelming.  As an employer, I want to be prepared and proactive to protect our employees and our business, but I also don’t want to overreact to what is seemingly a very…
Rank this Week: 693

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Nov 22

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney
    A Fort Myers, Florida news station reports that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested a man after finding child porn in his home. NBC 2 reports that FDLE agents arrested that Bryan Ludlam, age 42, a father of three young…
  • Nov 20

    Should the Bahamas Be Permitted to Register Cruise Ships?

    Should the Bahamas Be Permitted to Register Cruise Ships?
    Three Shot In Just 12 Hours reads the headlines in the Tribune newspapers today. Other articles in the local newspapers in Nassau include Tourist: I was Victim of Sex Attack by Jet Ski Operators. The U.S. Embassy in Nassau has issued a…
  • Nov 18

    Andy Stuart - No Wonder He's Smiling

    Andy Stuart - No Wonder He's Smiling
    The Securities & Exchange Commission reports that Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Executive Vice President Andrew Stuart sold 67,701 shares of NCL stock in a transaction last week at an average price of $40.35, for a total value of…
Rank this Week: 69

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance
    Kate Seaman (Univ. of Bath - Politics) has published UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance (Ashgate 2014). Here's the abstract:With the recent developments in Syria the United Nations is once again making…
  • Nov 20

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization
    Christoph Mikulaschek (Princeton Univ.) has posted Minor powers’ influence in international organizations: Empirical evidence exploiting the natural experiment of African representation on the UN Security Council. Here's the abstract:To…
  • Nov 20

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law
    Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet (Sciences Po - Law) has published A Short Introduction to International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:In our globalised world the sources and actors of international law are many and its…
Rank this Week: 42

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    The Good Law Hackathon: 22 November 2014, London: Links and resource

    The Good Law Hackathon: 22 November 2014, London: Links and resource
    The Good Law Hackathon is being held 22 November 2014 at the UK Ministry of Justice in London. I think John Sheridan of The National Archives is organizing the event. The event appears to be associated with the UK Government’s ……
  • Nov 17

    Land Matrix: Data and Visualizations Concerning Large Real Property Transaction

    Land Matrix: Data and Visualizations Concerning Large Real Property Transaction
    Land Matrix is a free and open database of large land transaction data, with visualization tools. Land Matrix is operated by a group of organizations including International Land Coalition and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies…
  • Nov 17

    Ceci: The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgement

    Ceci: The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgement
    Marcello Ceci of University College Cork has published The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgements, in Michał Araszkiewic et al. (Eds.), Problems of Normativity, Rules and Rule-Following (Springer 2015). Click here to…
Rank this Week: 103

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 207

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 21

    Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation

    Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation
    The American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hosting a program entitled "The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation: Lessons to Be Learned" from 4:30 to 6:00 pm (Eastern)…
  • Nov 20

    Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Andrew Williams -- The Federal Circuit made it clear earlier today that district courts should freely grant stays in view of Covered Business Method ("CBM") patent reviews instituted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB"). In…
  • Nov 19

    USPTO News Brief

    USPTO News Brief
    By Donald Zuhn -- Prioritized Examination Interim Rule Adopted As Final Last March, we reported on an interim rule implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that expanded the time periods for meeting certain requirements for filing…
Rank this Week: 114

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Nov 21

    Not Your Average Lawsuit …

    Not Your Average Lawsuit …
    “A woman who impaled herself on a picket fence when she fell while urinating from an unprotected veranda has sued her former fiance for substantial damages…” Yikes! Here’s the rest of the story.
  • Nov 20

    These Gambling Gents Had A Lot More At Stake Than The Pot

    These Gambling Gents Had A Lot More At Stake Than The Pot
    Unless you have a gambling problem, you’ll usually play with what you are prepared to lose. No way were these gents prepared to lose what they did. As reported by The Arab Times: The Ahmadi police have arrested 12 Asians [in Kuwait…
  • Nov 19

    Bad Day To Go Car Shopping Here

    Bad Day To Go Car Shopping Here
    “Of all the car dealers in all the towns in all the world, he walks into this one.” (If you don’t recognize this paraphrased quote, see #67.) As reported by Will Greenlee at tcpalm.com A man accused of running around a car…
Rank this Week: 353

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Obama’s First Remarks on Immigration Executive Action Thursday November 20th

    Obama’s First Remarks on Immigration Executive Action Thursday November 20th
    Copied from the White House: Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration Cross Hall 8:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years,…
  • Nov 20

    Executive action items that did not make the list.

    Executive action items that did not make the list.
    While we review and write about what executive action on immigration will do,  we can already tell what it will not do: 1. Unused visas will not be recaptured and therefore the backlog will remain as is.  I am seeing a lot of…
  • Nov 20

    Executive Action for Entrepreneurs- Almost A Startup Visa

    Executive Action for Entrepreneurs- Almost A Startup Visa
    There will be several measures for immigrant entrepreneurs and details will emerge soon.  However, this is a significant development – this is a new program using the parole authority.   Entrepreneurs will be allowed into the…
Rank this Week: 394

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 875