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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 25

    Immigration Article of the Day: Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens by Craig Estlinbaum

    Immigration Article of the Day: Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens by Craig Estlinbaum
    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens by Craig Estlinbaum 130th Judicial District Court; South Texas College of Law September 2, 2014 The Scholar Vol. 16, pp. 607-629 (2014) Abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court…
  • Oct 25

    Immigrant of the Day: Gregor Blanco (Venezuela), San Francisco Giant

    Immigrant of the Day: Gregor Blanco (Venezuela), San Francisco Giant
    Born in Venezuela, Gregor Blanco is the center fielder and leadoff hitter for the San Francisco Giants and played in the team's Game 3 of the World Series last night. He also has played with the Atlanta Braves and Kansas...
  • Oct 24

    The Facts on Immigration Today

    The Facts on Immigration Today
    Here is a handy dandy fact sheet on immigration from the Center for American Progess. The facts are broken down into the following sections: • Today’s immigrant population • Demographics and political power of new Americans •…
Rank this Week: 16

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    On government involvement in patent acquisition

    On government involvement in patent acquisition
    An op-ed in the Lincoln, Nebraska Journal-Star by a former Novartis employee includes the text:Patent trolling has proven so profitable that it has lured foreign governments into the field. China, Taiwan, Japan and South Korea all have…
  • Oct 24

    Apple after jury verdict: GPNE is nothing more than a “patent troll”

    Apple after jury verdict: GPNE is nothing more than a “patent troll”
    Bloomberg reported on Apple after a jury verdict against GPNE:Kristin Huguet, a spokeswoman for Cupertino, California-based Apple, said in an e-mail after the verdict that GPNE is nothing more than a “patent troll” attempting to…
  • Oct 24

    Michelle Lee speaks to AIPLA on Oct. 23 about unified patent classifcation system

    Michelle Lee speaks to AIPLA on Oct. 23 about unified patent classifcation system
    The Bloomberg post Patent Offices Seek to Plug Global System's Black Holes contains several patent news items, including the goal of unifying patent classifcation systems among the world's patent offices. Michelle Lee, now nominated as…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Oct 25

    Elements of an Effective Whistleblower Hotline

    Elements of an Effective Whistleblower Hotline
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Bill Libit, Chief Operating Partner concentrating in the corporate and securities area at Chapman and Cutler LLP, and is based on a Chapman publication by Mr. Libit, Walt Draney, and Todd…
  • Oct 24

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard

    ISS Proposes Equity Plan Scorecard
    Editor's Note: Carol Bowie is Head of Americas Research at Institutional Shareholder Services Inc. (ISS). This post relates to draft policy changes to the ISS Equity Plan Scorecard issued by ISS on October 15, 2014. As issues around cost…
  • Oct 24

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication

    Updated CD&A Template Aims to Improve Communication
    Editor's Note: Matt Orsagh is a director at CFA Institute. In 2011, CFA Institute released the Compensation Discussion and Analysis (CD&A) Template as a tool to help companies produce a more succinct and informative CD&A that…
Rank this Week: 117

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
Rank this Week: 42

Indiana Real Property and…

Indiana Real Property and Environmental Law Report

Comments on Indiana real estate, land use and environmental cases. By Jeff Lorenzo.

http://indianarealpropertylaw.com/
  • Oct 25

    Court of Appeals Finds Substantial Compliance with Tax Sale Statute

    Court of Appeals Finds Substantial Compliance with Tax Sale Statute
    219 Kenwood Holdings, LLC, (Kenwood) appealed the judgment of the trial court finding that Properties 2006, LLC, (Properties 2006) substantially complied with the requirements of Indiana Code section 6-1.1-25-4.5(e). Subsection (e) requires…
  • Oct 22

    Filmmaker Josh Fox to Speak at Annual Environmental Forum

    Filmmaker Josh Fox to Speak at Annual Environmental Forum
    The Greening the Statehouse conference on Saturday, October 25 is worthy of another mention. The Hoosier Environmental Council has announced that Josh Fox, director of the Academy Award-nominated film Gasland, will…
  • Oct 22

    More on Jackson County’s Updated CAFO Ordinance

    More on Jackson County’s Updated CAFO Ordinance
    From a lengthy article in the Seymour Tribune on September 21, 2014: Jackson County Plan Commission held a public hearing about a proposed confined animal feeding operation ordinance. The proposed ordinance, which has been in the works…
Rank this Week: 881

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Oct 25

    Weekend Reading: Countdown to Zero Day

    Weekend Reading: Countdown to Zero Day
    We were in a cyber war with Iran. Kim Zetter unravels the story of Stuxnet, the US computer attack on Iran’s nuclear program in Countdown to Zero Day. A few months ago, I read A Time to Attack urging a US military attack on Iran.…
  • Oct 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for October 24

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for October 24
    These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. SEC Charges Athena Capital in First HFT Case in the Corporate Crime Reporter The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has sanctioned a New York City-based…
  • Oct 23

    Fighting Against the SEC’s Administrative Hearing

    Fighting Against the SEC’s Administrative Hearing
    Prior to the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to impose penalties in a case brought as an administrative proceeding was restricted to regulated entities. The…
Rank this Week: 411

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    Insurance Claims Alleging Knowingly

    Insurance Claims Alleging Knowingly
    Dallas insurance attorneys look for cases where they can be a "knowing" violation has been committed by an insurance agent or adjuster. A 1998, Texas Supreme Court opinion helps an attorney understand some of the ways courts look at…
  • Oct 23

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage And Punitive Damage

    Uninsured Motorist Coverage And Punitive Damage
    Weatherford insurance lawyers need to be able to discuss the coverages available to a client, depending on the circumstances they are dealing with as described by the client. When it comes to uninsured motorist coverage, the Houston Court of…
  • Oct 21

    Home Owners Insurance Policie

    Home Owners Insurance Policie
    Attorneys who handle home owner insurance policy might want to share this article from the Insurance Journal regarding rates and the Texas Insurance Commission. The title of the article is, Homeowner Insurance Rates Hikes Not Challenged By…
Rank this Week: 734

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Oct 25

    A Hostile Takeover of Victim, Inc.

    A Hostile Takeover of Victim, Inc.
    Remember the good old days when the demand to criminalize revenge porn was all about the terrible harm being done to women?  It wasn’t just a matter of embarrassment, when private naked images went public, but an attack on…
  • Oct 25

    Horse-Trading Constitutional Right

    Horse-Trading Constitutional Right
    Dahlia Lithwick managed to overcome her Canadian roots, graduate Stanford Law and become a respected writer about the Supreme Court and American law at Slate and other, more credible, media outlets.  So what was she…
  • Oct 24

    Ferguson and The Grand Jury Sieve

    Ferguson and The Grand Jury Sieve
    Who says the cops in St. Louis don’t learn how to play the media?  Sure, they may have arrested reporters and gotten nailed on video dismantling equipment after they gassed them, but that was then. This is now: Some of the physical…
Rank this Week: 154

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    The Working Nation

    The Working Nation
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.nytimes.com During the Cold War era, Western economies delivered broad and growing prosperity for the middle class. This nurtured a general faith in political institutions and…
  • Oct 25

    Saturday Night Live interns settle NBCUniversal wage lawsuit

    Saturday Night Live interns settle NBCUniversal wage lawsuit
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from news.yahoo.com NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of former interns at NBCUniversal, including on the late-night TV show "Saturday Night Live," have reached a $6.4 million settlement of…
  • Oct 25

    Cuomo and Christie Order Strict Ebola Quarantine

    Cuomo and Christie Order Strict Ebola Quarantine
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.nytimes.com The governors of New York and New Jersey on Friday ordered quarantines for all people entering the country through two area airports if they had direct contact with…
Rank this Week: 346

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
  • Oct 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-24
    Carmakers ignore hacking risk, security expert says http://t.co/4IcgwZPRv2 -> Google claims it installed unbreakable encryption after NSA spying http://t.co/cR06xtPXZs -> Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: An Advantage for Cloud Computing?…
  • Oct 25

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-24
    Carmakers ignore hacking risk, security expert says http://t.co/4IcgwZPRv2 -> Google claims it installed unbreakable encryption after NSA spying http://t.co/cR06xtPXZs -> Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation: An Advantage for Cloud Computing?…
  • Oct 24

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-23

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-23
    "Complying With Global Anti-Spam Laws" http://t.co/usL1ZE4Fbd -> One-Third of Top Websites Restrict Customers' Right to Sue – New York Times http://t.co/vtCST0JFAo -> Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-10-22: Judge refuses…
Rank this Week: 571

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Oct 25

    Delaware Litigation – Do the Merits Matter?

    Delaware Litigation – Do the Merits Matter?
    Minor Myers and Charles Korsmo have a new paper that compares fiduciary duty merger litigation to appraisal litigation to determine whether fiduciary duty claims add any value for shareholders. After scrutinizing takeover challenges between…
  • Oct 24

    Ello and Social Enterprise

    Ello and Social Enterprise
    My co-blogger Stefan Padfield passed along this article from The New York Times Dealbook on the social network Ello. Ello is a Delaware public benefit corporation. The social enterprise terminology is proving difficult, even for sophisticated…
  • Oct 24

    What do Jeremy Bentham and Norway’s Pension Fund Have in Common?

    What do Jeremy Bentham and Norway’s Pension Fund Have in Common?
    I used to joke that my alma mater Columbia University’s core curriculum, which required students to study the history of art, music, literature, and philosophy (among other things) was designed solely to make sure that graduates could…
Rank this Week: 86

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Oct 25

    Action Packed Agenda at FAPIA's Fall Conference - Register Now!

    Action Packed Agenda at FAPIA's Fall Conference - Register Now!
    Be sure to join Merlin Law Group at the 2014 Fall FAPIA conference at the Gaylord Palms on November 8-10, 2014. Come early and join the golfing fun on Friday, November 7th, registration and sponsorships are still available for both the…
  • Oct 24

    Proofs of Loss Actual Cash Value and Content

    Proofs of Loss Actual Cash Value and Content
    Robert T. Trautmann, Esq., in Merlin Law Group's Red Bank, New Jersey office, talks specifics on the Proof of Loss form for the National Flood Insurance Program. .
  • Oct 23

    Nor'easter Expected to Bring Heavy Rain and Strong Winds to Northeast & Mid-Atlantic

    Nor'easter Expected to Bring Heavy Rain and Strong Winds to Northeast & Mid-Atlantic
    A Nor'easter began to wreak havoc in New England and the surrounding areas Tuesday and the inclement effects are expected to continue through Friday. Flooded roads, wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour, hail of up to three quarters of an…
Rank this Week: 382

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Oct 25

    Texas Tort Reform Travesty

    Texas Tort Reform Travesty
    Houstonia Magazine had an interesting article about Texas tort reform.  In 2008, Stephen DiLeo, his wife Cassy, and the couple’s two sons, Michael and Jonathan, went on a long-awaited vacation together, to the white sands and…
  • Oct 24

    Arbitration is a Corrupt Fraud

    Arbitration is a Corrupt Fraud
    Matthew Saroff wrote the below article for his blog “40 Years in the Desert“. Arbitration is a Corrupt Fraud This little story of the corruption that is a feature, not a bug, of the arbitration process has made it to…
  • Oct 23

    Sufficient Notice of Arbitration Clause

    Sufficient Notice of Arbitration Clause
    On August, 18, the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of Barnes & Noble, Inc.’s motion to compel arbitration, finding that plaintiff did not have sufficient notice of Barnes & Noble’s Terms of Use…
Rank this Week: 128

Lenz Blog

Lenz Blog

Covers copyright, patents, and WTO.

http://k.lenz.name/LB
  • Oct 25

    40% Percent Reduction Domestically Until 2030

    40% Percent Reduction Domestically Until 2030
    The decision to reduce CO2 emissions in the EU by 40% until 2030 comes with a nice qualification: The European Council endorsed a binding EU target of an at least 40% domestic reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 compared to…
  • Oct 17

    Munich Re Continues to Back Desert Based Solar

    Munich Re Continues to Back Desert Based Solar
    Says this article at PV-Tech. They cite Munich Re renewable energy spokesman Stefan Straub like this: “The concept phase is closed and something new needs to be developed. The three main companies that remain in Dii will continue this…
  • Oct 16

    Desertec Setback

    Desertec Setback
    Most of the participating companies in the “Desertec industrial initiative (Dii)” have decided not to extend their membership over the end of this year. After this decision, Dii is left only with the World’s largest…
Rank this Week: 658

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Oct 25

    Access to One’s Digital Estate

    Access to One’s Digital Estate
    More states are starting to address a growing area of an individual’s estate: Digital assets. Last year North Carolina amended the durable power of attorney and estate administration laws to include power to manage digital assets. This…
  • Oct 23

    Protecting IRA Assets for Beneficiaries: IRA Beneficiary Trust

    Protecting IRA Assets for Beneficiaries: IRA Beneficiary Trust
    Earlier this year the Supreme Court ruled in Clark v. Rameker that inherited retirement accounts are subject to bankruptcy claims. As a result of this ruling, Individual Retirement Account (IRA) owners are taking steps to ensure assets…
  • Oct 20

    Gifting Trends Among Wealthy

    Gifting Trends Among Wealthy
    How and why individuals choose to donate to charities are influenced by several factors. Tax incentives for charitable giving are believed to be driving gifting trends, but there are also personal values and family legacies to consider.…
Rank this Week: 596

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

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

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 131

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 25

    Making Decisions for Others - Surrogates & Unrepresented Patients (May 7-8, 2015)

    Making Decisions for Others - Surrogates & Unrepresented Patients (May 7-8, 2015)
    Ethical dilemmas commonly arise in healthcare regarding patients who are unable to make their own medical decisions.   Who is best positioned to speak for these patients, and what decisions should we allow them to make?  What if…
  • Oct 24

    Today Is Jahi McMath's Birthday

    Today Is Jahi McMath's Birthday
    Today, October 24, is Jahi McMath's birthday.  She is 14 years old today.  Or is she?  It is hard to tell, because there remains uncertainty over whether she is alive or dead.
  • Oct 23

    Supreme Court’s Decision in Tschumy: Told from the Front Line by the Lawyers Who Litigated the Case

    Supreme Court’s Decision in Tschumy: Told from the Front Line by the Lawyers Who Litigated the Case
    The Minnesota State Bar Association is presenting:  "The Supreme Court’s Decision in Tschumy: Told from the Front Line by the Lawyers Who Litigated the Case."  The Minnesota Supreme Court recently issued its long awaited…
Rank this Week: 306

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 25

    An Event for Our Blog Readers in Europe

    An Event for Our Blog Readers in Europe
    Professor Campbell McLachlan QC, Professor of International Law at the Victoria University of Wellington, will give a lecture on "The Principle of Legality in Foreign Relations" on Monday, November 17, 2014 at 5:30 p.m. at the…
  • Oct 24

    See you at the ASIL Midyear Meeting and Reseach Forum

    See you at the ASIL Midyear Meeting and Reseach Forum
    The American Society of International Law (ASIL) is pleased to announce that its 2014 Midyear Meeting and Research Forum will be held in Chicago, IL, November 6-8, 2014. The meeting will feature remarks by such leading figures in the field...
  • Oct 24

    Happy United Nations Day!

    Happy United Nations Day!
    Friday, October 24 is United Nations Day in commemoration of the entry into force of the U.N. Charter in 1945. This year marks the 69th anniversary of the Charter. U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki Moon recently observed: "The United…
Rank this Week: 165

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 959

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    New Issue: Journal européen des droits de l'homme / European Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Journal européen des droits de l'homme / European Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Journal européen des droits de l'homme / European Journal of Human Rights (2014, no. 4) is out. Contents include:Dossier : Human Rights Integration : theorizing the multilayered nature of human rights law /…
  • Oct 24

    Roele: The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitic

    Roele: The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitic
    Isobel Roele (Queen Mary Univ. of London – Law) has published The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitics (Law & Critique, Vol. 25, no. 3, 199-229, 2014). Here’s the abstract:Habermas’ cosmopolitan project…
  • Oct 24

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Vol. 26, no. 2, 2013) is out. Contents include:ÉtudesVirginie Blanchette-Séguin, Élévation du niveau de la mer et frontières…
Rank this Week: 58

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    USDA FSIS Does Right By Consumers – Recalls Salmonella Adulterated Chicken

    USDA FSIS Does Right By Consumers – Recalls Salmonella Adulterated Chicken
    Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, a Chicago, Il., based establishment, is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, the... Continue Reading
  • Oct 24

    Will USDA/FSIS and Antioch Farms Recall Salmonella Tainted Chicken?

    Will USDA/FSIS and Antioch Farms Recall Salmonella Tainted Chicken?
    Does it matter that USDA/FSIS has yet to declare Salmonella a per se adulterant? Yesterday the Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture made the following announcement: State health and agriculture... Continue Reading
  • Oct 23

    Antioch Farms A La Kiev Stuffed Chicken Breast causes Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak

    Antioch Farms A La Kiev Stuffed Chicken Breast causes Minnesota Salmonella Outbreak
    State health and agriculture officials said today that six recent cases of salmonellosis in Minnesota have been linked to raw, frozen, breaded and pre-browned, stuffed chicken entrees. The implicated product... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 104

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Oct 24

    Aspen Foods Recalls 28 Tons of Chicken Following Salmonella Outbreak

    Aspen Foods Recalls 28 Tons of Chicken Following Salmonella Outbreak
    Aspen Foods Division of Koch Meats, a Chicago, Il., based establishment, is recalling 28,980 pounds of chicken products that may be contaminated with a particular strain of Salmonella Enteritidis, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s…
  • Oct 24

    Raw Milk Cause of Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak

    Raw Milk Cause of Durand High School Campylobacter Outbreak
    The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), the Wisconsin State Lab of Hygiene (WSLH), the Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP) and the Pepin County Health Department have been working on an investigation…
  • Oct 24

    Crab Legs Recalled Over Listeria

    Crab Legs Recalled Over Listeria
    Rome Packing Co., Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of Ocean’s Catch brand All Natural Jonah Crab Leg Meat after routine product sampling by the company determined some of the finished products may have been contaminated with Listeria…
Rank this Week: 157

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: 111

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Over at the website of the Library of Law and Liberty, Herman Belz (University of Maryland) has posted an essay "discussing papers presented at a conference on Beard held at the University of Virginia School of Law (published in the Summer…
  • Oct 24

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding
    Garrett Epps, University of Baltimore School of Law, has posted Second Founding: The Story of the Fourteenth Amendment, which appeared in the Oregon Law Review 85 (2006): 895-912.  Here is the abstract:     Settle…
  • Oct 24

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty
    James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, Boston University School of Law, have posted Liberty, a forthcoming entry in the Oxford Handbook of the United States Constitution, ed. Mark Tushnet, Mark Graber, and Sanford Levinson.  Here is the…
Rank this Week: 61

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

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

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Oct 24

    And The Legend Of “The Zebra” Was Born!

    And The Legend Of “The Zebra” Was Born!
    Now you can say you remember when “The Zebra” hit his first bank. Here’s how it went down, per The New Hampshire Union Leader: Police are searching for a man they say robbed a bank while wearing a zebra print dress. The…
  • Oct 23

    Admit It. You Can Always Use An Extra Phone Charger.

    Admit It. You Can Always Use An Extra Phone Charger.
    They break. They get lost. You want one for your car, your office, another room in your apartment or house.  But even in your darkest, lowest-phone-charge hour, you wouldn’t do this. As reported in the police blotter for the 62nd…
  • Oct 22

    Well, It Is Called “Sonic Drive-In”

    Well, It Is Called “Sonic Drive-In”
    Before you go getting up in this poor woman’s grill, take note that it is called a “drive-in”. And that’s just what she did. This is actually more common than you would think. The Juice had a case recently involving a…
Rank this Week: 188

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 24

    Carneiro, Venturi, & Becker on Law's Smell

    Carneiro, Venturi, & Becker on Law's Smell
    Maria Francisca Carneiro (Federal University of Paraná), Eliseu Raphael Venturi (Federal University of Parana (UFPR)), & Laércio A. Becker (Federal University of Parana (UFPR)) have posted What is the Smell of Law? First Assumptions for…
  • Oct 24

    Levinson on Gender Equality & Religious Autonomy

    Levinson on Gender Equality & Religious Autonomy
    Rosalie Berger Levinson (Valparaiso University Law School) has posted Gender Equality vs. Religious Autonomy: Suing Religious Employers for Sexual Harassment after Hosanna-Tabor (Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties,…
  • Oct 24

    Halpin on "Reconstructing American Legal Realism " by Dagan

    Halpin on "Reconstructing American Legal Realism " by Dagan
    Andrew Halpin (National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law) has posted Book Review of Hanoch Dagan's Reconstructing American Legal Realism & Rethinking Private Law Theory ((2014) 11 No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal…
Rank this Week: 5

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

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

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Preparing a final tax return

    Preparing a final tax return
    This article from www.widowed.ca contains information and detailed instructions to help someone file a tax return for a spouse or other loved one who has passed away. It is practical and useful information that any executor or widowed spouse…
  • Oct 19

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial

    Provinces spend millions each year to ensure that Canadians get a proper burial
    What happens when a person dies in Canada, but cannot be identified? And what if their identity is known, but they have no money for a funeral? What if their loved ones won't get involved? In Alberta alone, last year there were 1,577…
  • Oct 18

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother

    Ontario woman and her husband charged with elder abuse of her mother
    There is a very sad, very serious case being heard in court in Ontario this week. Viola Simonds was in her 70s and had dementia and other medical issues. Her daughter and son-in-law had a Power of Attorney for Personal Care for Ms. Simonds.…
Rank this Week: 233

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Oct 24

    Monica Still Yacking, WaPo Still Spinning

    Monica Still Yacking, WaPo Still Spinning
    Kent wrote this post about how the Washington Post (WaPo) published a blatantly biased story about this week's Gallup poll  --  the one that showed continuing overwhelming public support for the death penalty.I was peaceably…
  • Oct 24

    Scratch One From the AG Short List

    Scratch One From the AG Short List
    Carol Lee reports in the WSJ:Former White House counsel Kathryn Ruemmler has withdrawn her name from consideration as President Barack Obama 's nominee for attorney general, a White House official said Friday.Mr. Obama had asked Ms. Ruemmler…
  • Oct 24

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Sex Offender Accused of Rape: Authorities in Texas have arrested a convicted sex offender who is accused of raping two young girls and infecting them with HIV and other sexually transmitted diseases.  Mike Glenn of the Houston…
Rank this Week: 375

The 10b-5 Daily

The 10b-5 Daily

Covers securities class action litigation. By Lyle Roberts.

http://www.the10b-5daily.com/
  • Oct 24

    Middle Ground

    Middle Ground
    How to evaluate corporate scienter continues to be an unresolved issue in securities litigation.  Some courts, notably the Fifth Circuit (and arguably the Eleventh Circuit), have taken the position that a court can only “look…
  • Oct 10

    Confirmatory Information

    Confirmatory Information
    In its Halliburton II decision, the Supreme Court held that a securities fraud defendant can overcome the fraud-on-the-market presumption of reliance at the class certification stage of a case “through evidence that the…
  • Oct 3

    Duties to Disclose

    Duties to Disclose
    Item 303 of Regulation S-K requires issuers to disclose known trends or uncertainties “reasonably likely” to have a material effect on operations, capital, and liquidity.  Plaintiffs often contend that if the disclosure…
Rank this Week: 899

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Oct 24

    State Judge Allows Oklahoma's Admitting Privileges Law to Take Effect

    State Judge Allows Oklahoma's Admitting Privileges Law to Take Effect
    RH Reality Check: Oklahoma Court Refuses to Block Admitting Privileges Requirement, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Oklahoma can enforce its new anti-abortion admitting privileges requirement beginning November 1, a state district court judge ruled…
  • Oct 24

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion
    Elle: Ending the Silence That Fuels Abortion Stigma, by Cecile Richards: It’s hard to imagine a medical procedure in this country that carries the stigma and judgment that abortion does. Women’s experiences are often seen through the lens…
  • Oct 24

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion
    The Los Angeles Times: New class of abortion providers helps expand access in California, by Lee Romney: Ever since the Planned Parenthood health center here opened, the six cushioned recliners in the recovery room had been in steady demand…
Rank this Week: 79

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Fatal Crash EB SH6 @5 Potlatch District 2

    Fatal Crash EB SH6 @5 Potlatch District 2
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur…
  • Oct 24

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-84 at milepost 189

    Two vehicle crash westbound I-84 at milepost 189
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • Oct 24

    Heroin Seized Subject Arrested

    Heroin Seized Subject Arrested
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 219

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 24

    Investing In Alibaba Group: Sure Payoff Or Legal Nightmare?

    Investing In Alibaba Group: Sure Payoff Or Legal Nightmare?
    By Yayi Ding Last month, Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba Group announced one of the biggest initial public offerings (IPOs) in US history, raising more than $21 billion USD. However, one could argue that the entire scheme might have been…
  • Oct 22

    Cyberbullying: Should Parents be Held Liable?

    Cyberbullying: Should Parents be Held Liable?
    By Farah Ali In May 2011, Dustin Athearn and Melissa Snodgrass, seventh graders at Palmer Middle School in Georgia, created a fake Facebook page to taunt another student, Alexandria Boston (Alex). The students set up the fake Facebook profile…
  • Oct 20

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll

    Washington State Starts a Battle With Patent Troll
    By Robin Hammond Can a state use consumer protection laws to punish patent trolls? The Washington State Senate Law and Justice Committee is considering penalizing patent trolling. The committee recently discussed a proposed ‘patent…
Rank this Week: 942

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Hammond v. United States 13-1512 Issue: (1) Whether and under what circumstances the Eighth Amendment authorizes a district court to impose a sentence less than the statutory mandatory minimum; and (2)…
  • Oct 24

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood finally reviews Monday’s relisted cases. Under the principle that weather and sports must always be saved until the end of the news to keep weary eyes watching those local ads, I should be burying this lede. But we here at…
  • Oct 24

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Laurence H. Tribe (Part three)
    The inspiration and aspiration for Uncertain Justice and the rewards of working with Joshua Matz, a co-author fifty years his junior. “People ask, ‘Why did you pick constitutional…
Rank this Week: 32

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 24

    Tomorrow is St Crispin's Day

    Tomorrow is St Crispin's Day
    Yearly, on the vigil: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 24

    Johnson et al offer "Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules"

    Johnson et al offer "Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules"
    Lyman Johnson organized a group of law professors including yours truly to provide comments to HHS on its rulemaking to implement the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. Lyman put together a very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 24

    McDonnell on "The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby"

    McDonnell on "The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby"
    Brett McDonnell has posted The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby (October 22, 2014), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2513380: The recent Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 113

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Oct 24

    Jayne Thompson on Radio Time

    Jayne Thompson on Radio Time
    Last spring I blogged about Jayne Thompson's Letters to My Younger Selves. Cribbing a little from my post: I spent a lot of Thanksgiving day reading a powerful and moving collection, Letters to My Younger Self, which was co-edited by...
  • Oct 23

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?
    In response to Zach Kramer's post on The Slow Writing Movement over at Prawfs, Glenn Cohen thoughtfully asks in the comments: Is more than one paper in work or published the new "state of the field" for getting attention? *...
  • Oct 23

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%
    According to the LSAC, 30,943 LSATs were administered in September. This is down 8.1% from last October's administration. This follows a 9% decline in the LSAT administrations in June, 2014 (and there was a 14% decline in first-time takers…
Rank this Week: 92

Election Law

Election Law

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

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 85

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
Rank this Week: 237

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
  • Oct 24

    Boston University Law Review’s Book Symposium: On War Powers and the Constitution

    Boston University Law Review’s Book Symposium: On War Powers and the Constitution
    Interesting upcoming event: the Boston University Law Review is hosting a book symposium on Steve Griffin’s Long Wars and the Constitution & Mariah Zeisberg’s War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority. The event is…
  • Oct 23

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence
    Predicting Supreme Court Outcomes Using AI ? Is it possible to predict the outcomes of legal cases – such as Supreme Court decisions – using Artificial Intelligence (AI)?  I recently had the opportunity to…
  • Oct 23

    Mea Culpa

    Mea Culpa
    My ongoing research on the meaning of the Bill of Rights has changed my view of something that I said in my book on William Jennings Bryan.  Admitting error is an important part of blogging and scholarship, so let me explain. One theme…
Rank this Week: 37

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Oct 24

    The MPRE: Trick or Treat?

    The MPRE: Trick or Treat?
    The Multistate Professional Responsiblity Exam is being administered next week on November 1st- yes, the day after Halloween. In a previous post, I outlined the basics of the MPRE and reminders for test day. If you are preparing for the...
  • Oct 20

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support

    Conference: Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support
    Hybrid Learning & Flipped Classroom Principles in Academic Support New England Consortium of Academic Support Professionals (NECASP) Annual Conference December 8, 2014 at Suffolk University Law School 10:00 - 2:45 Morning Workshop: Sara…
  • Oct 19

    Law School Action Comics #7

    Law School Action Comics #7
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 659

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    Are You Happy With Your eDiscovery Sourcing Decisions? (Cartoon and Clip)

    Are You Happy With Your eDiscovery Sourcing Decisions? (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 24, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about the cost, time and complexity factors that impact information governance and eDiscovery sourcing decisions. This week’s…
  • Oct 18

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification

    Top 10 Reasons to Use Visual Classification
    By Joe HowieWe are asked on a regular basis why organizations should use visual classification to manage their electronic and paper repositories for various information governance initiatives. Here’s a summary of how we respond:…
  • Oct 17

    Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)

    Thinking Outside the Box in Information Governance and eDiscovery (Cartoon and Clip)
    The Cartoon and Clip of the Week for October 17, 2014Daily we read, see and hear more and more about technology developments that impact the areas of information governance and electronic discovery. This week’s cartoon and clip…
Rank this Week: 116

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 24

    College sports, student-athlete pay, and the Eleventh Amendment

    College sports, student-athlete pay, and the Eleventh Amendment
    This lawsuit, filed today, alleges that the NCAA violates the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying student-athletes (who, it alleges, are akin to work-study students). Named defendants are the NCAA and every Division I school, many of…
  • Oct 24

    Breaking: Judge Shipp to Announce Ruling at 4:30 PM Today in NJ Sports Betting Case

    Breaking: Judge Shipp to Announce Ruling at 4:30 PM Today in NJ Sports Betting Case
    10/24/201427 TEXT ORDER - There shall be no oral argument on Plaintiff's Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order. The Court will place its decision on Plaintiff's motion on the record at 4:30 PM today, in Courtroom 7W. ORDERED by Judge…
  • Oct 23

    NJ Sports Betting Chances Boosted by Strong Response to TRO Motion; Oral Argument Likely

    NJ Sports Betting Chances Boosted by Strong Response to TRO Motion; Oral Argument Likely
    With an hourly rate of $1,800, Ted Olson may be the most expensive lawyer in the country. But, as his pedigree and track record prove (e.g., Bush v. Gore, Proposition 8, etc.), he is worth every penny. He demonstrated it again last…
Rank this Week: 447

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Halloween in the Workplace, TBI in Children, Sports Blackout

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Halloween in the Workplace, TBI in Children, Sports Blackout
    Before today’s Top 10, I just wanted to say that all our thoughts and prayers at LexBlog go out to those affected by the tragic shooting today here in the Seattle area at Marysville-Pilchuck High School. It’s awful these things…
  • Oct 24

    8 types of real and authentic engagement to repurpose for blog post

    8 types of real and authentic engagement to repurpose for blog post
    All too many lawyers complain that they don’t have time to blog. The wild thing is they’ve got content all around them. Content that they’ve created and which could be repurposed for blog posts. I am not talking of briefs,…
  • Oct 24

    Banking and Health Law: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Banking and Health Law: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    As we begin to wind down the workweek here at LexBlog HQ, let’s begin our usual dance by taking a look back at the publications joining the LexBlog Network. We have two total this week, and it’s always great when we have one join…
Rank this Week: 39

Electronic Discovery Law

Electronic Discovery Law

Covers legal issues, news and best practices relating to the discovery of electronically stored information. By K&L Gates.

http://www.ediscoverylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 388

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
Rank this Week: 123

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Oct 24

    TWiL 280: Touched by a Voting Machine

    TWiL 280: Touched by a Voting Machine
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Using big data to help cure Cancer, track Ebola and improve patient care, defamation and social media, why can't we vote online? And more! Guests: Greg R. Vetter, Jonathan Frieden and Lindsey Rogers Cook Download…
  • Oct 17

    TWiL 279: Blame Kevin

    TWiL 279: Blame Kevin
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Legal answers to cyber-gambling, Silk Road defendant Ross Ulbricht's catch-22, privacy implications with archiving the web and more. Guests: Michael Nelson, Ron Rychlak and Kevin Thompson Photo credit: John Seb…
  • Oct 10

    TWiL 278: Schroedinger's Crypto

    TWiL 278: Schroedinger's Crypto
    Hosts: Denise Howell. This week Denise Howell talks to a panel of experts on Cryptocurrency and how Bitcoin technology help can possibly help save journalism, the arts, and Ebola? Guests: Warren Allen, Peter Van Valkenburgh and Aaron J.…
Rank this Week: 296