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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Due Process and the Appearance of Judicial Impartiality

    Due Process and the Appearance of Judicial Impartiality
    In Williams v. Pennsylvania, the Supreme Court found that a prosecutor who decides to seek the death penalty in a case cannot, consistent with due process, later sit as a judge reviewing the defendant’s conviction in that case. As…
  • Jul 27

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian
    Foreign nationals are prohibited from contributing to US political campaigns, but US candidates apparently can openly encourage foreigners – and foreign governments- to hack opponents’ computers:…
  • Jul 24

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] The “Ethicist” column in the New York Times Magazine was originated by a humorist, but it has lately been written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, a highly regarded philosophy professor at New York…
Rank this Week: 41

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Jul 28

    Is Aircraft Speed Overregulated?

    Is Aircraft Speed Overregulated?
    In a thought-provoking post over at George Mason University's Mercatus Center, Eli Dourado and Michael Kotrus draw attention to an area of aircraft regulation that is rarely discussed: aircraft speed. The post argues that innovation in air…
  • Jul 27

    EU-US Impasse Over Norwegian Air Shuttle Headed to Arbitration

    EU-US Impasse Over Norwegian Air Shuttle Headed to Arbitration
    The European Commission has informed U.S. officials that it intends to seek via arbitration proceedings a resolution to the dispute over the excessive delay by the U.S. in granting operating permission to Norwegian Air International's Irish…
  • Jul 13

    Congress Passes One-year FAA Reauthorization with Small Policy Change

    Congress Passes One-year FAA Reauthorization with Small Policy Change
    A 14-month extension of the United States Federal Aviation Administration's legal authority and existing funding levels has now passed both the House of Representatives as well as the Senate and is expected to be signed by President Obama…
Rank this Week: 261

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 28

    "California Votes 2016: An Analysis of the Competing Death Penalty Ballot Initiatives."

    "California Votes 2016: An Analysis of the Competing Death Penalty Ballot Initiatives."
    The title of this post is the title of this lengthy report recently published by the Alarcón Advocacy Center at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles and co-authored by Professor Paula Mitchell, executive director of the Alarcón Advocacy Center,…
  • Jul 28

    US Sentencing Commission releases big new report urging reform of career offender enhancement

    US Sentencing Commission releases big new report urging reform of career offender enhancement
    As detailed in this official press release, the US Sentencing Commission today released a big new report (running over 100 pages!) under the title "Report to the Congress: Career Offender Sentencing Enhancements." Here is how the…
  • Jul 28

    "The Downstream Consequences of Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention"

    "The Downstream Consequences of Misdemeanor Pretrial Detention"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new empirical paper available via SSRN authored by Paul Heaton, Sandra Mayson and Megan Stevenson. Here is the abstract: In misdemeanor cases, pretrial detention poses a particular…
Rank this Week: 15

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 28

    Some First Thoughts About the CFPB's Validation Proposal

    Some First Thoughts About the CFPB's Validation Proposal
    by Jeff Sovern Brian posted this morning on the CFPB's debt collection proposal. I wanted to focus just on the validation requirements. Appendix F to the Bureau's proposal speaks to the validation notice. The Proposal indicates that the…
  • Jul 28

    Montana Law Seeking Candidates for Consumer Law Chair

    Montana Law Seeking Candidates for Consumer Law Chair
    More information here. Here's a quote from the announcement (some may disagree with the first nine words but the rest is exciting): Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the...
  • Jul 28

    Protecting drinking water through law

    Protecting drinking water through law
    Law prof Margot Pollans has written Drinking Water Protection and Agricultural Exceptionalism, which you may want to read in light of the water crisis in Flint. Here's the abstract: Providing safe drinking water is a basic responsibility of…
Rank this Week: 72

Florida Probate Litigation

Florida Probate Litigation

Covers corporate trustees, compensation disputes, contested guardianship proceedings, creditors' claims, homestead litigation, will construction litigation, and trust and estates litigation. By Juan C. Antunez.

http://www.flprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 316

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 28

    Why These Union Members and Lifelong Democrats Are Voting Trump - The Daily Beast

    Why These Union Members and Lifelong Democrats Are Voting Trump - The Daily Beast
    The split between labor leaders and union members lies at the center of Trump’s potential path to the White House, which includes winning over a swath of Rust Belt states from Pennsylvania to Ohio, thanks to his cross-party appeal…
  • Jul 28

    Did this Swedish cop just make the arrest of the year? - The Local

    Did this Swedish cop just make the arrest of the year? - The Local
    "I just acted on instinct and didn't think about it so much until after we had pinned him down. When I sat there I looked over at our other two friends who are not police officers and realized that it...
  • Jul 28

    US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina | Zero Hedge

    US Government Pays $475,000 For Illegally Searching Woman's Vagina | Zero Hedge
    I guess it’s Ms. Doe’s fault. She must have been asking for it. It’s like a classic rape story from the 1950s. Absolutely appalling. But just think about what this means– Gun-toting government thugs are running around…
Rank this Week: 92

HR & Benefits Update

HR & Benefits Update

Covers human resources and other workforce management, compensation and employee benefits laws, policies and practices. By Solutions Law Press.

http://slphrbenefitsupdate.com/
  • Jul 28

    Health Plans & Other HIPAA Entities Should Learn From $2.75M UMMC HIPAA Settlement

    Health Plans & Other HIPAA Entities Should Learn From $2.75M UMMC HIPAA Settlement
    Employers, insurers and other health plan sponsors or issuers (health plans), health care providers, healthcare clearinghouses (covered entities) and their business associates should reevaluate the adequacy of their practices and procedures…
  • Jul 21

    Justice Department sues to challenge Aet

    Justice Department sues to challenge Aet
    Justice Department sues to challenge Aetna Cigna & Humana Mergers http://ow.ly/y0Ld302tPN9Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Jul 13

    2016 Medicare Trustee’s Report: price l

    2016 Medicare Trustee’s Report: price l
    2016 Medicare Trustee’s Report: price limits require Drs generate & sustain “unprecedented productivity gains” http://ow.ly/GUWW302d3TKFiled under: Uncategorized
Rank this Week: 307

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Jul 28

    Superseded State Statute

    Superseded State Statute
    Trying to find an outdated state statute that's not covered on any online service? Hein's Superseded State Statutes on microfiche includes coverage back to the early 20th century for most states.  Jenkins Law Library owns this microfiche…
  • Jul 27

    New Book by a Jenkins Member!

    New Book by a Jenkins Member!
    Congratulations to Larry Atkins -- a Jenkins member who's an attorney, a journalist and a university professor -- on his new book: Skewed, A Critical Thinker's Guide to Media Bias!Let me crib some of the summary from the inside of the book's…
  • Jul 21

    Keep up-to-date with the election using NewsBank's Special Report

    Keep up-to-date with the election using NewsBank's Special Report
    The Democratic National Convention will be held in Philadelphia next week, and election coverage has taken over America's news channels. Keep up-to-date on election news with NewsBank's Special Report feature. The U.S. Presidential Campaign -…
Rank this Week: 732

Impact Litigation Journal

Impact Litigation Journal

Provides commentary and analysis about legal issues relating to class actions and other representative litigation in the areas of consumer and employment law. By Initiative Legal Group APC.

http://www.impactlitigation.com/
  • Jul 28

    Brown v. Wal-Mart: 9th Cir.’s First Application of Kilby a Welcome Sign for Certifying Seating Claim

    Brown v. Wal-Mart: 9th Cir.’s First Application of Kilby a Welcome Sign for Certifying Seating Claim
    Last month, the Ninth Circuit applied the “suitable seating” framework from the California Supreme Court’s opinion in Kilby v. CVS Pharmacy, Inc., No. S215614 (Cal. April 4, 2016), for the first time in Brown v. Wal-Mart…
  • Jul 21

    Glenn v. Hyundai Motor: Defeating Primary Jurisdiction and Preemption Argument

    Glenn v. Hyundai Motor: Defeating Primary Jurisdiction and Preemption Argument
    Last month, Judge David O. Carter of the Central District of California issued an order granting in part Hyundai’s Motion to Dismiss and/or Strike Allegations in First Amended Complaint in Glenn, et al. v. Hyundai Motor America, et al.…
  • Jul 13

    Campbell-Ewald’s Offer of Judgment Revisited by District Court

    Campbell-Ewald’s Offer of Judgment Revisited by District Court
    Earlier this year, the United States Supreme Court decided Campbell-Ewald Co. v. Gomez, No. 14-857 (U.S. Sup. Ct. Jan. 20, 2016) (previously covered on the ILJ here). The Court, in a majority opinion authored by Justice Ginsburg, focused on…
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The Pop Tort

The Pop Tort

http://www.thepoptort.com/
  • Jul 28

    Gunning for Court

    Gunning for Court
    A few years ago, we wrote about a New York Times story based entirely on “previously undisclosed depositions – some marked ‘confidential’- from decades-old lawsuits against gun manufacturers for contributing to gun…
  • Jul 19

    Note to Car Makers: Don’t Mess with New York or Massachusett

    Note to Car Makers: Don’t Mess with New York or Massachusett
    Wasn’t it just yesterday (or 10 months ago) that we received this “confidential memo” from the Volkswagen diesel cheating crisis management team? It noted, in part: This week, ALEC officially launched a web site about what…
  • Jul 15

    HuffPo Repost: "When the Insurance Industry Covets Our Rights"

    HuffPo Repost: "When the Insurance Industry Covets Our Rights"
    In 1995, a part-time actuary for the Alabama Insurance Department achieved what the insurance industry had been trying to accomplish in state legislatures nationwide for years. With the simple stroke of a pen, Alabama became the first state…
Rank this Week: 923

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 463

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
  • Jul 28

    Are Artist’s Works Effectively Available License-Free to Major Retailers?

    Are Artist’s Works Effectively Available License-Free to Major Retailers?
    Outrage broke out recently when it was uncovered that fashion retailer Zara made similar products as a number of independent artists’ works. The artists created a website to publicize numerous side-by-side images of their work next…
  • Jul 13

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right

    Influx of New Technology to Protect Artist’s Right
    Copyright infringement of photographs and other printable materials is an ongoing battle for artists and publishers. With the ability to simply screenshot anything on a computer or phone screen, people are readily saving, sharing, and…
  • Jul 11

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home

    Couple Copyrights Mansion to Prevent Neighbors from Building a Similar Home
    A New York couple is fighting to keep their “unique dream house” truly unique by suing neighbors who are building a similar home. The couple designed and copyrighted the architectural plans of both the interior and exterior…
Rank this Week: 246

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 108

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    US v. Wanland, No. 14-10170…

    US v. Wanland, No. 14-10170 (7-27-16)(Owens with Wallace and Schroeder).  This was a tax evasion case, with the defendant a civil lawyer who didn't pay taxes.  The 9th affirmed the convictions, rejecting the argument that…
  • Jul 26

    Jones v. Harrington, No. 13-56360…

    Jones v. Harrington, No. 13-56360 (7-22-16)(Bybee with Kozinski; O'Scannlain dissenting).  The police interrogated petitioner for hours about a fatal gang. Petitioner finally said: "I don't want to talk no more." The police followed up,…
  • Jul 26

    Curiel v. Miller, No. 11-56949…

    Curiel v. Miller, No. 11-56949 (7-25-16)(en banc)(Murguia; Reinhardt concurring and Bybee concurring).  In an en banc opinion, the 9th found the state petitioner's federal habeas timely under AEDPA.  It was timely because the…
Rank this Week: 284

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jul 28

    "Ohio Supreme Court throws out law barring police from sex acts with minors"

    "Ohio Supreme Court throws out law barring police from sex acts with minors"
    "Ohio Supreme Court throws out law barring police from sex acts with minors": Robert Higgs of The Cleveland Plain Dealer has this report. Alan Johnson of The Columbus Dispatch has an article headlined "Supreme Court: Police can't be…
  • Jul 28

    "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock's Appeal"

    "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock's Appeal"
    "Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Presides Over Shylock's Appeal": Rachel Donadio has this article in today's edition of The New York Times.
  • Jul 28

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: Thanks to an oral argument prep session, additional posts will appear here later this afternoon. As always while I am away from my office, new appellate-related retweets may appear on this blog's Twitter feed in the interim.
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Jul 28

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Airing Fox’s Corporate Culture

    The Prisoner’s Dilemma in Airing Fox’s Corporate Culture
    I have a new op ed today in Fortune about Gretchen Carlson's lawsuit against ousted CEO Roger Ailes. read it here. The sequence of events - Carlson apparently having reported internally sexual harassment as early as 2009 - and many other…
  • Jul 27

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender
    Over the past few months, I've been working with some colleagues on a comparative project investigating privacy-related crimes across 9 different countries. One of the crimes that is frequently found in these countries is voyeurism (or some…
  • Jul 27

    Oral Arguments for Law Student

    Oral Arguments for Law Student
    I will sometimes – not often, maybe once a semester, if that – play a couple of minutes of oral argument from the Supreme Court for my students if they are particularly enlightening. For example, I have played portions of the argument in…
Rank this Week: 24

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast
    Emma Durand-Wood from Stem Legal, a legal industry strategy firm, has published a blog post describing her list for ten of the best Canadian law podcasts: "Whether Serial was your introduction to the wonderful world of podcasts, or…
  • Jul 27

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The July 2016 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of…
  • Jul 26

    Analysis of Beverley McLachlin's Output as Chief Justice of Canada

    Analysis of Beverley McLachlin's Output as Chief Justice of Canada
    The Court.ca blog run by students at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto has just published part 2 of The Supreme Court by Numbers, an analysis of the output of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin since she was appointed to her position in …
Rank this Week: 86

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Jul 28

    Summary of July 20, 2016 conference report for civil case

    Summary of July 20, 2016 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, July 20, 2016. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Jul 28

    Divided court allows arbitrator to decide whether classwide arbitration is allowed

    Divided court allows arbitrator to decide whether classwide arbitration is allowed
    In a rare 4-3 decision, the Supreme Court today holds an arbitrator, rather than only a court, is allowed to decide whether an arbitration agreement permits a classwide arbitration.  The majority’s opinion in Sandquist v. Lebo…
  • Jul 27

    Ninth Circuit sends law firm finance question to Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit sends law firm finance question to Supreme Court
    The Ninth Circuit today asks the Supreme Court to answer this question:  “Under California law, does a dissolved law firm have a property interest in legal matters that are in progress but not completed at the time the law firm is…
Rank this Week: 884

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

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

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Father and Son Hedge Fund Managers Charged by the SEC

    Father and Son Hedge Fund Managers Charged by the SEC
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:            On July 15, 2016, the SEC charged both Thomas D. Conrad Jr. and his son Stuart P. Conrad and their two unregistered advisory firms, Financial…
  • Jul 27

    Rules and Regulation Update: SEC Approves Newest FINRA Proposal

    Rules and Regulation Update: SEC Approves Newest FINRA Proposal
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:The SEC has approved FINRA’s proposal to adopt the new Rule 3210. The function of this rule will be to consolidate the previous rule that governs accounts opened or established by…
  • Jul 26

    DOL Clarifies BICE Exemption Under New Rule

    DOL Clarifies BICE Exemption Under New Rule
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Recently the DOL posted a list of technical corrections, one of which deleted six words, creating confusion about the use of best-interest contract exemption (BICE). The DOL now has…
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Jul 28

    Part II: The “Now What” of the Bar Exam: The Waiting Period Begins – A Great Time to Thank Your Supporters!

    Part II: The “Now What” of the Bar Exam: The Waiting Period Begins – A Great Time to Thank Your Supporters!
    As Goldie Pritchard pointed out in yesterday’s blog, it’s a great time for you - as this week’s bar takers - to reflect, appreciate, and take pride in your herculean work in accomplishing law school and tackling the bar exam....
  • Jul 27

    The Bar Exam is Over, Now What

    The Bar Exam is Over, Now What
    For the past few years, your focus has been on finishing law school, walking across the stage at commencement, and taking then passing the bar exam. Well, you have finished law school, you may have walked across the stage at...
  • Jul 26

    Call for Proposals West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professional

    Call for Proposals West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professional
    WEST COAST CONSORTIUM OF ACADEMIC SUPPORT PROFESSIONALS Fifth Annual Conference: Preparing Our Students for What’s Next McGeorge School of Law, Sacramento, CA Saturday, November 5, 2016 CALL FOR PROPOSALS Academic support staff and faculty…
Rank this Week: 675

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    SEC Announces Agenda for August 2 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee

    SEC Announces Agenda for August 2 Meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee
    The Securities and Exchange Commission will hold a meeting of the Equity Market Structure Advisory Committee on August 2, beginning at 9:30 a.m. EDT.  The Commission established the advisory committee to provide a formal mechanism…
  • Jul 28

    SEC Obtains Asset Freeze in Case of Investor Funds Stolen for Shopping Spree

    SEC Obtains Asset Freeze in Case of Investor Funds Stolen for Shopping Spree
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced an asset freeze it has obtained against three men who aren’t registered to sell investments and allegedly went on lavish shopping sprees with more than $5 million raised from…
  • Jul 27

    You Got Served!, Court Tells Opponents of Vacatur Petition

    You Got Served!, Court Tells Opponents of Vacatur Petition
    From the Securities Arbitration Commentator - first served wins the race to the courthouse.See the full article at  You Got Served!, Court Tells Opponents of Vacatur Petition:
Rank this Week: 497

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 436

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/
  • Jul 28

    "The Loneliest Job": Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and the Moral Requirements of the Presidency

    "The Loneliest Job": Donald Trump, Barack Obama, and the Moral Requirements of the Presidency
    President Obama’s speech last night at the Democratic National Convention has been widely understood as pointed thematic rebuke of Donald Trump. Although Obama kept his references to the Republican presidential nominee to a minimum,…
  • Jul 28

    Lessons from Gaza: The Rhetoric and Reality of Independence in War Crimes Investigation

    Lessons from Gaza: The Rhetoric and Reality of Independence in War Crimes Investigation
    Critics of state investigations of alleged violations of the law of armed conflict (LOAC) often accuse those inquiries of being insufficiently independent from the chain of command. Medicins Sans (MSF, also known as Doctors Without Borders)…
  • Jul 28

    Two Factor Authentication and SMS -- No More

    Two Factor Authentication and SMS -- No More
    All are, by now, no doubt familiar with two factor authentication.  It is the idea that when I try and log-in somewhere besides my user name and password I have to give additional authentication that verifies my access using some "out of…
Rank this Week: 69

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 150

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

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

    Wald on Lawyers' Identity Capital

    Wald on Lawyers' Identity Capital
    Eli Wald, University of Denver College of Law, is publishing Lawyers’ Identity Capital in volume 22 of the International Journal of the Legal Profession (2016). Here is the abstract. Lawyers’ commodification of personal identity…
  • Jul 28

    Pultizer Prize and MacArthur Grant Winner James Alan McPherson Die

    Pultizer Prize and MacArthur Grant Winner James Alan McPherson Die
    Acclaimed writer James Alan McPherson has died at the age of 72. He won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1977 for his work Elbow Room. He was the first African American writer to win the prize.Professor McPherson, who taught at the…
  • Jul 28

    Brexit and Popular Culture

    Brexit and Popular Culture
    Popular culture references and comparisons are beginning to emerge in the wake of Brexit. Steve Peers @StevePeers invokes a Star Trek: The Original Series reference for a job for Nigel Farage, who has stepped down as the leader of the United…
Rank this Week: 369

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Jul 28

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Many people get married but not everyone remains in this situation. Some decide to get a divorce for different reasons – they don’t get along or simply they don’t like being married anymore. No matter the reason,…
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
Rank this Week: 13

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Jul 28

    Supreme Court of Nevada Rejects Blue-Pencil Doctrine

    Supreme Court of Nevada Rejects Blue-Pencil Doctrine
    Non-compete law continues to evolve at the state level, both in terms of targeted legislation and judicial refinement of common-law principles. For the most part, the decided trend is for lawmakers and judges to pare back the use of broad…
  • Jul 25

    Does Nosal II Solve "Without Authorization" Question?

    Does Nosal II Solve "Without Authorization" Question?
    The trade-secrets community has awaited the follow-up decision to the long-running prosecution of former Korn/Ferry executive, David Nosal, based in part on the controversial Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. And with the Ninth Circuit's decision…
  • Jul 11

    New Legislation in Connecticut and Massachusetts Serves to Limit Non-Compete Enforcement

    New Legislation in Connecticut and Massachusetts Serves to Limit Non-Compete Enforcement
    For non-competes, courts and legislatures often have taken incremental steps to chip away at the default reasonableness test. These steps usually are in response to some larger public-policy issue. Two more states are moving to reform the law…
Rank this Week: 793

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim

    Court of appeals says FU to state university's TM claim
    Florida International University Board of Trustees v. Florida National University, Inc., 2016 WL 4010164, --- F.3d ----, No. 15-11509 (11thCir. Jul. 26, 2016) FIU sued FNU for changing its name from Florida National College to Florida…
  • Jul 26

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?
    Ana Swanson at the Washington Post reports on a study that appears to connect unhappiness with greater creativity.  If we care about incentivizing creative output, should we therefore deliberately torment artists? Borowiecki’s…
  • Jul 26

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA
    Christopher Robertson, A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label Drugs, forthcoming, __ Ohio State Law Journal __ (2017)Abstract: Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun to…
Rank this Week: 70

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 28

    Capitol Hill Workers Owed More Than $1 Million in Back Wage

    Capitol Hill Workers Owed More Than $1 Million in Back Wage
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that hundreds of Capitol Hill workers will be paid back wages totaling $1,008,302 due to failure to pay the prevailing wages required of federal contractors. The DOL’s Wage and Hour…
  • Jul 26

    $1.47 Million Awarded to California Workers in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case

    $1.47 Million Awarded to California Workers in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case
    Think that sexual harassment is a problem of the past? Think again. By now, employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both state and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. Sexual…
  • Jul 22

    Updated: Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill

    Updated: Governor Signs CalChamber-Supported Bill
    UPDATE: Late this morning Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. signed a California Chamber of Commerce-supported bill that clarifies the employees for whom an employer must track hours worked and record those hours on an itemized wage statement. AB…
Rank this Week: 540

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Jul 28

    Shell Delays FID for Lake Charles LNG Export Terminal

    Shell Delays FID for Lake Charles LNG Export Terminal
    Reuters reports that Shell has indefinitely delayed a final investment decision (FID) for its affiliate BG Group’s proposed Lake Charles LNG export terminal at Lake Charles, La.  In February, Shell Canada, primary sponsor of LNG…
  • Jul 25

    Second Sabine Pass LNG Cargo Lands in Europe

    Second Sabine Pass LNG Cargo Lands in Europe
    Platts [subscription required] reports that a second shipment of LNG from Cheniere Energy’s Sabine Pass LNG terminal in Cameron Parish, La. has arrived in Europe at Spain’s Murgados LNG import terminal. The first cargo landed at…
  • Jul 25

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction Files Construction Progress Report

    Corpus Christi Liquefaction Files Construction Progress Report
    Corpus Christi Liquefaction has filed a report with FERC covering construction progress at its liquefaction and LNG export terminal near Corpus Christi, Texas through June 2016.  The report states that engineering has progressed to…
Rank this Week: 140

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
  • Jul 28

    Did Baltimore and Freddie Gray See Justice?

    Did Baltimore and Freddie Gray See Justice?
    by Tom Nolan, Associate Professor of Criminology, Merrimack College; 27-year veteran of the Boston Police Department Baltimore State’s Attorney Marilyn Mosby recently announced that her office would drop criminal charges…
  • Jul 28

    US Internet Companies Are Not Government’s Eyes and Ears Worldwide

    US Internet Companies Are Not Government’s Eyes and Ears Worldwide
    by Anupam Chander, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law and Director of the California International Law Center at UC Davis. Recipient of a Google Research Award supporting related research           In 2013,…
  • Jul 27

    LegalEyes For July 27, 2016

    LegalEyes For July 27, 2016
    By Kevin Battersby WitenoffA Texas police officer on Tuesday alleged that Prairie View police officials redacted much of his testimony regarding the arrest of Sandra Bland, says Michael McLaughlin at Huffington Post.The Editorial Board at The…
Rank this Week: 605

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

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

    Of online courts and unified enforcement

    Of online courts and unified enforcement
    Lord Justice Briggs’ final Review of the Civil Court Structure has been published. The main part of the report is of course the proposals for the new ‘online court’ – a costs free and litigant in person form of…
  • Jul 28

    Job Ads – Yorkshire & London

    Job Ads – Yorkshire & London
    Foundation The Role:    Principal Managing Solicitor Contract: Permanent Salary: £33,500 per annum Hours: Full time 40 hours per week Leave: 248 hours per annum Closing Date: Tuesday 30th August 2016 at 09.00 Interview Date:…
  • Jul 24

    Facing the Fact

    Facing the Fact
    R (on the application of Hoyte) v London Borough of Southwark [2016] EWHC 1665 Admin is a useful decision of the High Court on the subject of repeat homelessness applications. Ms Hoyte is a 58 year old woman with a history of mental health…
Rank this Week: 482

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Jul 28

    Take a Break at the State Fair

    Take a Break at the State Fair
    Looking for a fun day trip? The Ohio State Fair is now open in Columbus, July 27 through August 7. The State Fair is conducted by the Ohio Expositions Commission, which is required by statute to hold at least one fair or exposition per year.…
  • Jul 27

    Watch Out For Copyright Trap

    Watch Out For Copyright Trap
    Copyright traps are fabrications deliberately tucked into otherwise factual publications in order to detect third-party copying.  Duke’s Law Library’s blog highlights some of the most common For more information on the…
  • Jul 26

    Exam Time

    Exam Time
    The finish line is in sight! Good Luck to everyone taking the bar exam!  
Rank this Week: 421

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Thematic Focus: General

    Thematic Focus: General
    News: For the first time, a team of refugee athletes will compete in the Olympics. The 2016 games start next week in Rio de Janeiro. For a useful overview of the 10 participants and their events, visit this Wikipedia page. Check out…
  • Jul 28

    Thematic Focus: Solution

    Thematic Focus: Solution
    Canada’s Refugee Success Story: Private Sponsors Ease Refugees into New Lives (IRIN, July 2016) [text] Enhancing Legal Channels: Commission Proposes to Create Common EU Resettlement Framework (European Commission, July 2016) [access]-…
  • Jul 19

    News: UN Summit for Refugees & Migrant

    News: UN Summit for Refugees & Migrant
    On 19 September 2016, the UN General Assembly will "host a high-level summit to address large movements of refugees and migrants, with the aim of bringing countries together behind a more humane and coordinated approach." This draft…
Rank this Week: 338

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    The Economist gets letters on executive compensation, which I answer for them

    The Economist gets letters on executive compensation, which I answer for them
    Last week's issue of The Economist had three letters to the editor on executive compensation that seemed noteworthy: Regarding executive pay (“Neither rigged nor fair”, June 25th) what harm would... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 27

    Decision making and decision-making versus decisionmaking

    Decision making and decision-making versus decisionmaking
    Once again, I have run into a law review that has adopted the convention of using decisionmaking as a one word unhyphenated noun and adjective. I hate to be pedantic about this, but the Chicago... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 26

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter
    Fascinating new paper by my colleague Steve Bank, along with Brian Cheffins and Harrell Wells: CEO pay is a controversial issue in America but there was a time, often overlooked today, when chief... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 107

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Breaking: Feds Issue Guidance on Homeless Children #HomelessChildren

    Breaking: Feds Issue Guidance on Homeless Children #HomelessChildren
    The U.S. Department of Education yesterday released guidance to states and school districts on the new provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) for supporting homeless youth. The new provisions address the needs of homeless…
  • Jul 26

    ADA Turns 26 Years Old #ADA

    ADA Turns 26 Years Old #ADA
    The Americans With Disability Act was signed into law on July 26, 1990. Happy Birthday ADA! This important law prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in employment, transportation, public accommodations, commercial…
  • Jul 25

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    What questions about special education should we ask the major party candidates for President? #Education Politics ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 442

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

The High-touch Legal Services Blog

Provides information about the law for startup and early-stage companies. By Dana H. Shultz.

http://danashultz.com/blog
  • Jul 28

    Employment Law for Foreigner

    Employment Law for Foreigner
    This post is about employment law. It is directed particularly to people from other countries who are not familiar with U.S. employment practices. It is based on my answer to a Quora question.  Please see What are the most important…
  • Jul 21

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled

    $800 Franchise Tax is Due Even if LLC is Canceled
    This post about California’s $800 franchise tax is based on my recent answer to a Quora question. Q.: In California, can someone shut down an LLC before the $800 franchise tax is due on the 15th day of the 4th month? A.: One can…
  • Jun 23

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection

    Trade Secrets Receive Federal Protection
    This post discusses the civil and criminal protections for trade secrets available since May 12, 2016 under the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA). Relevant definitions in the DTSA roughly follow – with numerous modest…
Rank this Week: 752

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Jul 28

    Jack Davis draws his last comic – from EC to Mad and beyond

    Jack Davis draws his last comic – from EC to Mad and beyond
    On a mid-1971 day at the age of eight, I found a paperback book by Mad Magazine, got hooked on the magazine, and my life never was the same again.
  • Jul 27

    Hugo, Colorado police further underline the unreliability of superficial drug test

    Hugo, Colorado police further underline the unreliability of superficial drug test
    Drug detection is about chemistry, and even prosecutors' chemists -- with a never-ending stream and often backlog of alleged drugs to test while still testifying in court -- can get drug testing wrong, particularly with being challenged by…
  • Jul 25

    In the criminal defense battlefield, expect the unexpected

    In the criminal defense battlefield, expect the unexpected
    If a court case were cut and dried, then fewer unexpected turns of events would occur, and the cost of the defense could be better contained. However, if a criminal defendant wishes to maximize his or her chances of obtaining as much success…
Rank this Week: 227

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 28, 2016)

    Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 28, 2016)
    You get bonus cash if you can guess the alignment of the justices in today's opinion.The question is who gets to decide whether or not an arbitration agreement permits classwide arbitration:  the arbitrator, or the court?The majority…
  • Jul 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
  • Jul 26

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)
    This opinion has been a long time coming.It may also be one of, if not the, most important opinions of the month.At issue is whether it's permissible for a district attorney to "blanket paper" a judge that has made adverse rulings against…
Rank this Week: 160

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

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

    An Unnatural, Exceptional Confusion

    An Unnatural, Exceptional Confusion
    Guest Post by Abhinav Sekhri and Devdutta MukhopadhyayA little storm is brewing in the Delhi High Court. A bench of two judges (Chief Justice G. Rohini and Justice Sangita Dhingra Sehgal) issued notice to the Union of India seeking a…
  • Jul 26

    Women's Right to Free Speech on Social Media

    Women's Right to Free Speech on Social Media
    (Guest Post by Alok Prasanna)Almost every day brings to the fore some instance of abuse, harassment and stalking that women face on the internet and on social media specifically. Addressing this doesn't require more ill drafted, draconian…
  • Jul 24

    Nine-Judge Bench Examines Part XIII of the Constitution

    Nine-Judge Bench Examines Part XIII of the Constitution
    Last week, a nine-judge Supreme Court bench began hearing appeals relating to the interpretation of Part XIII of the Constitution (Articles 301-307). This nine-judge-bench is the sixteenth time that the Supreme Court has assembled in such…
Rank this Week: 213

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Jul 28

    Android app now offers new ways to browse Wikipedia and find trending, recommended article

    Android app now offers new ways to browse Wikipedia and find trending, recommended article
    “Wikipedia has been there for the past fifteen years when you needed to search a quick fact, research a topic, or settle a bet. But what about when you’re looking for something interesting to read on the metro, or have a few…
  • Jul 28

    Temple University Libraries wins a 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries award

    Temple University Libraries wins a 2016 Knight News Challenge on Libraries award
    “Chad Nelson, a senior digital library applications developer for Temple University Libraries, is a big fan of OpenDataPhilly, a community-run information portal of open data about Philadelphia. But sometimes he runs into a…
  • Jul 28

    ‘Extremist’ books remained in jail libraries despite warning

    ‘Extremist’ books remained in jail libraries despite warning
    “Five books regarded as “extremist” by the Prison Service remained in jail libraries in England and Wales for seven months after a review called for their removal, the BBC has learnt.Two of the authors are seen as having…
Rank this Week: 195

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 476

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
Rank this Week: 83

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 14