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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Mar 29

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Mar 29

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: David Austin

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: David Austin
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization for persons concerned with legal writing and its teaching, has established a new Professional Status Committee to examine the national employment situation for…
  • Mar 28

    The Legal Writing Institute Launches a Professional Status Committee

    The Legal Writing Institute Launches a Professional Status Committee
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization devoted to legal writing and its teaching, has launched an LWI Professional Status Committee. The professors serving on this new committee have a broad range of…
Rank this Week: 151

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 29

    Justice Delayed in Brampton

    Justice Delayed in Brampton
    Courthouses across the GTA, Canada’s most populous region, are already overwhelmed. Under particular strain are the suburbs of Toronto, which have exploded in population over the past few decades, with few corresponding increases in…
  • Mar 29

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Mar 29

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries…
Rank this Week: 29

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 695

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/
  • Mar 29

    State Appeals NC "Map Act" Takings Case

    State Appeals NC "Map Act" Takings Case
    In Kirby v North Carolina Dep't of Transportation, No. COA14-184 (Feb. 17, 2015), the North Carolina held that state's "Map Act," which gives the DOT the ability to designate property for future highway use and prevent its development in the…
  • Mar 28

    Cal App (Unpub): Temporary Prohibition On Rebuilding In A Landslide Zone Is A Taking

    Cal App (Unpub): Temporary Prohibition On Rebuilding In A Landslide Zone Is A Taking
    Brost v. City of Santa Barbara, No. B246153 (Mar. 25, 2015) is an unpublished opinion, but (1) we hope the property owners ask the court to publish it, and (2) even if it remains unpublished, it is worth reading, because the court correctly…
  • Mar 27

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain

    What Were They Thinking, Part II: DOT Can't Take Advantage Of "Scrivener's Error" To Avoid Eminent Domain
    The Wisconsin Court of Appeals' decision in Somers USA, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation, No. 2014AP1092 (Mar. 25, 2015), is the second case we're posting today that asks -- just what was the government thinking? This kerfuffle…
Rank this Week: 145

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Mar 29

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli

    GA Supreme Court Fixes Overbroad Injunction Against Message Board Operator–Chan v. Elli
    This case involves message board posts by a community that criticized Ellis’s copyright enforcement efforts. Ellis sought and obtained a protection order against Chan, the operator of the message board, on the legal grounds that the…
  • Mar 28

    Court Rejects Bizarre Attempt To Scrub Consumer Review–Goren v. Ripoff Report

    Court Rejects Bizarre Attempt To Scrub Consumer Review–Goren v. Ripoff Report
    I previously blogged about this matter (see also Venkat’s update). A Massachusetts attorney, Goren, was unhappy about a user review of his law firm posted to Ripoff Report, which is well-known for not removing user posts. The plaintiffs…
  • Mar 27

    In IMDb Privacy Case, 9th Circuit Rejects Hoang’s Appeal

    In IMDb Privacy Case, 9th Circuit Rejects Hoang’s Appeal
    Hoang alleged that IMDb improperly used her personal information to find out her real age and published her real age on its website. She argued that this harmed her employment prospects in the industry. The jury ruled for IMDb. Hoang...
Rank this Week: 104

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 29

    Delaware's proposed ban on fee shifting bylaws and its application to federal securities litigation

    Delaware's proposed ban on fee shifting bylaws and its application to federal securities litigation
    John Coffee highlights an important wrinkle in the legislation proposed by the Delaware state bar to ban fee shifting bylaws and charter provisions: Fee-shifting bylaws and charter provisions are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 29

    Badawi on "Influence Costs and the Scope of Board Authority"

    Badawi on "Influence Costs and the Scope of Board Authority"
    Adam Badawi has a really interesting new paper out, which I recommend highly: Here's the abstract: Economists have long attributed the existence of firms to their ability to exercise authority... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Mar 28

    How I spent my spring break

    How I spent my spring break
    The recent posting hiatus resulted from my taking UCLAW's spring break to get out of town for a while. Helen, the dogs, and I took our RV up to Redding, California, visiting Coyote Valley (outside... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 112

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
  • Mar 29

    Indiana’s RIFRA: The Law is Complicated, But the Anti-Gay Politics Are Not

    Indiana’s RIFRA: The Law is Complicated, But the Anti-Gay Politics Are Not
    by Steve Sanders. Professor Sanders teaches constitutional law, constitutional litigation, and family law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law. Technically, there was little if anything in what Gov. Mike Pence said about…
  • Mar 27

    Pregnant Workers Look to Congress to Strengthen Supreme Court Win

    Pregnant Workers Look to Congress to Strengthen Supreme Court Win
    by Emily J.Martin, National Women’s Law Center On Wednesday, the Supreme Court delivered an important victory for pregnant workers, when in a 6-3 ruling it revived Peggy Young’s pregnancy discrimination case against UPS and sent…
  • Mar 27

    Criminal Justice Reform Gains Serious Bipartisan Attention

    Criminal Justice Reform Gains Serious Bipartisan Attention
    by Nkechi Taifa, Senior Policy Analyst at Open Society Foundations I have spent over 25 years working on criminal justice reform issues and the recent Bipartisan Summit on Criminal Justice Reform, co-hosted by an unlikely alliance of Van…
Rank this Week: 636

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Mar 29

    Disgraceful Example of Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining

    Disgraceful Example of Hard Bargaining in Plea Bargaining
    Yesterday the AP reported that prosecutors in Nashville, Tennessee “made sterilization of women part of plea negotiations at least four times in the past five years.” The cases all seemed to involve mistreatment or neglect of…
  • Mar 28

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology
    Jennifer asked for my thoughts on the apology of a Louisiana prosecutor for his role in convicting an innocent man in a death penalty case. The apology is powerful. He states, in part, “In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was arrogant,…
  • Mar 28

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI
    Late in the evening on Sunday, March 8, we met with Gershon Baskin and Riman Barakat. This was our last (official) meeting of a long day involving talks about peace and conflict resolution, and it way it was, as student Kelsey Mader called…
Rank this Week: 372

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Mar 29

    Spread the words: Little Free Libraries find global following

    Spread the words: Little Free Libraries find global following
    “Maybe “little” isn’t such an apt description anymore of those book houses people put up in their yards. Five years after Todd Bol put up the first Little Free Library in front of his house in Hudson, Wis., the…
  • Mar 29

    App That Aims To Make Books ‘Squeaky Clean’ Draws Ire From Edited Writer

    App That Aims To Make Books ‘Squeaky Clean’ Draws Ire From Edited Writer
    “In a stroke of irony fit for fiction, an effort by two Idaho parents to clean up their daughter’s books has dredged up a fairly messy controversy. Clean Reader — an e-reader app designed to ferret out, and block, profanity…
  • Mar 29

    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ACQUIRES RARE TROVE OF CIVIL WAR IMAGES

    LIBRARY OF CONGRESS ACQUIRES RARE TROVE OF CIVIL WAR IMAGES
    “A Houston housewife who has quietly collected rare Civil War images for 50 years has sold more than 500 early photographs to the Library of Congress. The library announced the acquisition Sunday and is placing the first 77 images…
Rank this Week: 196

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
  • Mar 29

    The Significant Decline in Null Hypothesis Significance Testing?

    The Significant Decline in Null Hypothesis Significance Testing?
    (Cross-posted at Prawfs.) Prompted by Dan Kahan, I’ve been thinking a great deal about whether null hypothesis significance testing (NHST, marked by p values) is a misleading approach to many empirical problems.  The…
  • Mar 28

    Pregnancy as Disability

    Pregnancy as Disability
    When I teach family law, I briefly discuss the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The basic hypothetical that I use is: Ace Employer makes no accommodations for any disabilities (other than what is required under the Americans with Disabilities…
  • Mar 27

    Justice Jackson’s Error

    Justice Jackson’s Error
    A subject that came up in my Bill of Rights seminar this semester is the fallacy that the rights included in the First Amendment were the most important ones because    . . . well, they came first.  Of course, this is wrong.…
Rank this Week: 37

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Mar 29

    "English-Only" Rule Violates NLRA

    "English-Only" Rule Violates NLRA
    Check out the opinion in Valley Health System, LLC. An NLRB judge (Administrative Law Judge, or ALJ) held that an employer's "English-only" policy violated the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA).The employer is a hospital with the following…
  • Mar 26

    How does a pregnant employee establish discrimination for failure to accommodate?

    How does a pregnant employee establish discrimination for failure to accommodate?
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. UPS, addressing pregnancy accommodation under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act (PDA) provisions of Title VII. In this post, I break down the holding.IssueThe employee worked as a UPS…
  • Mar 25

    BREAKING: SCOTUS Decides Pregnancy Accommodation Case

    BREAKING: SCOTUS Decides Pregnancy Accommodation Case
    A few minutes ago, the Supreme Court issued its opinion in Young v. UPS regarding pregnancy accommodation. The main holding per the syllabus: An individual pregnant worker who seeks to show disparate treatment may make out a prima facie…
Rank this Week: 626

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Mar 29

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization

    The Public Policy Doctrine Is An Unlikely Solution To Addressing Racism In Greek Organization
    Sigma Alpha Epsilon’s problems seem to be getting bigger by the second. Most recently, an investigation into the events has discovered that the racist chant the chapter at the University of Oklahoma was caught singing was allegedly taught…
  • Mar 29

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision

    Questions On The Blue Shield Of California Decision
    According to an article in The LA Times, Blue Shield of California, the state’s third-largest health insurer, lost its state tax-exempt status—a benefit it has enjoyed since 1939. According to the article, Blue Shield California has…
  • Mar 29

    South Carolina Tax Authorities Investigate Private School Choice Group

    South Carolina Tax Authorities Investigate Private School Choice Group
    South Carolina tax officials are in the process of investigating a sate nonprofit, Palmetto Kids. Palmetto Kids’ mission includes raising money to help families of children with disabilities pay for private school by awarding tuition grants…
Rank this Week: 210

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

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/
  • Mar 29

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Internal Point of View

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Internal Point of View
    Introduction How can we look at a legal system? H.L.A. Hart famously deployed the distinction between external and internal perspectives on a legal system in his famous book, The Concept of Law. This post provides a very brief introduction…
  • Mar 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Place, Not Race" by Cashin

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Place, Not Race" by Cashin
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America by Sheryll Cashin. Here is a description: Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the…
  • Mar 28

    Download of the Week: "Political Powerlessness" by Stephanopoulo

    Download of the Week: "Political Powerlessness" by Stephanopoulo
    The Download of the Week is Political Powerlessness by Nicholas Stephanopoulos. Here is the abstract: There is a hole at the heart of equal protection law. According to long-established doctrine, one of the factors that determines whether a…
Rank this Week: 6

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    North Carolina Dean Finalist

    North Carolina Dean Finalist
    University of North Carolina, Law School Dean Candidates Announced: Daniel Crane, Associate Dean and Frederick Paul Furth, Sr. Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School Curriculum Vitae | Campus Visit April 6-7 Martin Brinkley,…
  • Mar 29

    L.A. Times: Pepperdine's Surf Chapel

    L.A. Times: Pepperdine's Surf Chapel
    Cool front page story in the L.A. Times: At Pepperdine's Surf Chapel, Prayers Come in Waves: On such a gray, nippy morning, most self-respecting college students would pull the covers over their heads and languish for a couple of extra hours…
  • Mar 29

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's: [366 Downloads] Why Corporate Tax Reform Can Happen, by Edward Kleinbard (USC) [239 Downloads] Cancellation of Debt and Related Transactions, by Douglas A.…
Rank this Week: 4

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

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

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Mar 29

    Is there an SVC crisis?

    Is there an SVC crisis?
    I am for (and against) the SVC program.  I am mostly for it because it is necessary.  Over the years and prior to the Air Force start there were regulations in place that required the trial counsel to inform the “victim”…
  • Mar 10

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    A couple of items have come across the transom today which are worth the read to military practitioners. James E. Baker, Is Military Justice Sentencing on the March? Should it be? And if so, Where should it Head? Court-Martial Sentencing…
  • Mar 9

    Maoist indoctrination?

    Maoist indoctrination?
    When [persnonnel] hear nothing but one side of controversial issues for their entire time[], what you have is not true education but Maoist indoctrination in the guise of education.  When the academic consensus on any issue with…
Rank this Week: 638

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 397

Eminent Domain Blog

Eminent Domain Blog

Covers condemnation and real estate law. By David B. Snyder of Fox Rothschild, LLP.

http://eminentdomain.foxrothschild.com/
  • Mar 29

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan

    NYC Will Not Use Eminent Domain For Redevelopment Plan
    New York City Planning Director Carl Weisbrod recently stated that the City’s redevelopment plans won’t involve the use of eminent domain to acquire property.  The planning priorities include building more affordable housing…
  • Mar 27

    $22.5 Million Victory

    $22.5 Million Victory
    You may recall a prior blog post regarding a case where we proved a “de facto” taking of a property.  A “de facto” condemnation – sometimes known as an “inverse condemnation” – occurs when…
  • Feb 28

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held

    St. Louis Eminent Domain Protest Held
    A protest was held Sunday in North St. Louis to demonstrate against a city bill which would allow the city to condemn property in the city’s third and fifth wards.  The bill is part of attempts to encourage the new National…
Rank this Week: 981

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 29

    Article on the Trust Residence

    Article on the Trust Residence
    H. Michael Dolson (Felesky Flynn LLP) recently published an article entitled, Trust Residence after Garron: Provincial Considerations, Canadian Tax Journal/Revue Fiscale Canadienne, Vol. 62, No. 3, p. 671 (2014). Provided below is the…
  • Mar 29

    Woman Poses as Lawyer for a Decade

    Woman Poses as Lawyer for a Decade
    Authorities say that a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for ten years and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Kimberly Kitchen, 45, fooled BMZ law by forging a...
  • Mar 29

    Bail Bondsman and Defense Attorney Accused of Will Forgery

    Bail Bondsman and Defense Attorney Accused of Will Forgery
    Bail bondsman Ray Zapata of San Angelo, Texas, has been indicted in connection to allegations that he forged the will of John Edward Sullivan, who died last year. Defense attorney John Young has also been indicted in the case, which...
Rank this Week: 21

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 29

    On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”

    On the Meaning of “Natural Born Citizen”
    In response to murmurings about Senator Ted Cruz's candidacy for President (Kennedy was born in Canada), Neal Katyal and Paul Clement in the Harvard Law Review Forum have this to say about the U.S. Constitution's "natural born…
  • Mar 29

    In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Gun

    In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Gun
    As we have seen on ImmigrationProf, the GOP presidential hopefuls cannot agree on immigration reform. This Washington Post article reports that the candidates do agree on guns: "Some of them have been building their collections since…
  • Mar 29

    Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium

    Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium
    The Chapman Law Review (vol. 18, number 2) has published a symposium entitled "Stalemate on Immigration Reform" with contributions by Scott Rempell (unaccompanied minors and the "border surge"), Wendi Adelson (immigrant…
Rank this Week: 16

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

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

    Cop Cameras, Privacy, and Public Record

    Cop Cameras, Privacy, and Public Record
    As the direct cost of video recording plummets to the insignificant, there is widespread support for more cameras in law enforcement, from interrogation rooms to dashboards to the cops themselves.  From the standpoint of those who…
  • Mar 28

    "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," the Minor League Version

    "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," the Minor League Version
    Accusing the police of racially-motivated abuse has become a favorite indoor sport. As the title of this entry suggests, the most prominent recent episode by far was the malicious and fake accusation that white police officer Darren Wilson…
  • Mar 28

    New Leadership at NAAUSA

    New Leadership at NAAUSA
    The National Association of Assistant United States Attorneys (NAAUSA) is an organization representing career federal prosecutors.  I was a member at one time, although my membership has lapsed.  It led the opposition of…
Rank this Week: 362

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 29

    Million Dollar Mistake? The Cost of Limiting or Canceling IP Right

    Million Dollar Mistake? The Cost of Limiting or Canceling IP Right
    Guest post by  Cynthia M. Ho, Clifford E. Vickrey Research Professor, Loyola University of Chicago School of Law. Philip Morris and Eli Lilly think that they are entitled to millions in compensation from countries that limit or deny…
  • Mar 26

    Deputy Director Russ Slifer

    Deputy Director Russ Slifer
    As I mentioned in my twitter feed, Russ Slifer has now been sworn-in as Deputy Director of the USPTO after being nominated by Director Michelle Lee and then appointed by Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.  The PTO leadership…
  • Mar 25

    Duty of Candor and Indefinite Claim

    Duty of Candor and Indefinite Claim
    The Patent Act requires that patent claims be clear and distinct. 35 U.S.C. 112(b)(“The specification shall conclude with one or more claims particularly pointing out and distinctly claiming the subject matter which the inventor or a…
Rank this Week: 51

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

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

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Case o' The Week: Till the Guidelines Do Us Part - Hymas and Burden of Proof at Sentencing

    Case o' The Week: Till the Guidelines Do Us Part - Hymas and Burden of Proof at Sentencing
    In a successful marriage, couples share everything. (Except relevant conduct loss amounts). United States v. Hymas, 2014 WL 1319543 (9thCir. Mar. 25, 2015), decision available here.Players: Decision by Judge Clifton, joined by Judges M. Smith…
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136…

    United States v. Shaw, No. 13-50136 (Schroeder with Pregerson and Nguyen) ---  The Ninth Circuit affirmed a conviction for bank fraud under 18 U.S.C. § 1344(1), holding that the jury was properly instructed that a scheme "to defraud…
  • Mar 27

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392…

    United States v. Haischer, No. 13-10392 (Clifton with Tashima and McKeown).In a forceful and powerful decision, the 9th emphasizes that a defendant should be, and must be, given great latitude in mounting a defense. Here, the defendant in a…
Rank this Week: 287

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Mar 29

    Structured Settlement Factoring Conduct Questioned by Wall Street Journal

    Structured Settlement Factoring Conduct Questioned by Wall Street Journal
    The Lafontant and Taylor cases put structured settlement transfer laws under the spotlight, laws that are supposed to protect individuals from the alleged business conduct that has occurred. This is a content summary only. Please click on the…
  • Mar 27

    Amputee Burn Victim Sues Settlement Purchasers over Alleged Abuse

    Amputee Burn Victim Sues Settlement Purchasers over Alleged Abuse
    In just over 24 months, 11 transfer orders were granted in the Commonwealth of Virginia, 10 of which were submitted by the same attorney and approved by the same judge, which effectively divested an... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Mar 18

    Can Structured Settlement Payment Rights be Legally Marketed as Annuities?

    Can Structured Settlement Payment Rights be Legally Marketed as Annuities?
    New York State residents may be targeted by settlement purchasing companies purportedly selling annuities, but who are really selling structured settlement payment rights which are NOT annuities. This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Mar 29

    Misrepresentation In Life Insurance Application

    Misrepresentation In Life Insurance Application
    Dallas life insurance lawyers want to know this case. It is from the San Antonio Court of Appeals and styled, Garcia v. John Hancock Variable Life Insurance Company. This is an appeal of a summary judgment granted in favor of...
  • Mar 28

    Roof Damage Claim

    Roof Damage Claim
    Dallas insurance lawyers who handle roof damage claims will want to ready this "Order" from a Fort Worth Federal Court. The style of the case is, Living Word Teaching Center v. Robert Morris Adams, Jr. and Allstate Insurance…
  • Mar 26

    ERISA Plan? How Do You Know?

    ERISA Plan? How Do You Know?
    Fort Worth lawyers who handle ERISA plans have learned that almost all companies that have their own employee insurance plans will claim they are ERISA plans. The real question though is - are they? Knowing which employee plans are true...
Rank this Week: 732

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Franco: Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law

    Franco: Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law
    Chiara Franco (Istituto Affari Internazionali) has posted a report on the conference on Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law, which was held in Rome on February 13, 2015, at the Istituto Affari Internazionali. Here's the…
  • Mar 28

    Call for Papers: Impact of and Backlash against Human Rights Courts an Quasi-Judicial Bodie

    Call for Papers: Impact of and Backlash against Human Rights Courts an Quasi-Judicial Bodie
    On the occasion of the 11th European Society of International Law Conference in Oslo, the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law invites submissions for a roundtable on "The Impact of and Backlash against International…
  • Mar 27

    Neumayer, Nunnenkamp, & Roy: Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious?

    Neumayer, Nunnenkamp, & Roy: Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious?
    Eric Neumayer (London School of Economics), Peter Nunnenkamp (Univ. of Kiel), & Martin Roy (World Trade Organization) have posted Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious? Host Country Competition for Foreign Direct Investment Through…
Rank this Week: 57

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    Study Reveals That Xarelto-Related Bleeding More Likely in Patients at Higher Risk of Pulmonary Embolism

    Study Reveals That Xarelto-Related Bleeding More Likely in Patients at Higher Risk of Pulmonary Embolism
    In the March issue of the medical journal Academic Emergency Medicine, researchers from around the world found a disturbing correlation between the incidence of Xarelto-related bleeding in patients who are already at a higher risk for…
  • Mar 27

    Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Several In Pasadena

    Three-Vehicle Crash Injures Several In Pasadena
    Pictured above: Police officials at the scene of the accident  This Tuesday, just before 7am, an accident that involved three cars and several people occurred on Spencer Highway in Pasadena, Texas. An unidentified woman was driving a…
  • Mar 26

    Zimmer Persona Recalls Knee Replacement Plate Has Been Recalled

    Zimmer Persona Recalls Knee Replacement Plate Has Been Recalled
    On March 12, Zimmer Persona recalled more than 11,600 of their personalized artificial knee component. The recall of these particular knee replacements primarily impacted all lots and size of the Zimmer Persona Trabecular Metal Tibial Plates.…
Rank this Week: 96

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Mar 29

    Patent Licensing is as American as Apple Pie

    Patent Licensing is as American as Apple Pie
    To hear the rhetoric from lobbyists for some large tech companies you would think patent licensing is some sort of shady business, akin to extortion. Never mind the hypocrisy inherent in these same firms earning tens of millions of dollars…
  • Mar 29

    What ‘patent quality’ means for patent owner

    What ‘patent quality’ means for patent owner
    Patent Quality. Two words that individually we all know what they mean, but you put them together and they cause lots of confusion. So let me clarify. Patent Quality is not invention quality and it is not patent value. Invention quality,…
  • Mar 28

    An Inventor’s Guide to Being Taken Seriously by Patent Attorney

    An Inventor’s Guide to Being Taken Seriously by Patent Attorney
    It is important for inventors to understand that there is reluctance among some patent attorneys to take on independent inventors as clients. This is at least in part because some independent inventors take up an extraordinary amount of time…
Rank this Week: 150

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    One-A-Day Sponsorship IDs?

    One-A-Day Sponsorship IDs?
    FCC invites comments on proposal by coalition of nine radio licensees to shift sponsorship IDs primarily to Internet In an unusual petition that was filed last November – but took five months to hit the FCC’s public radar screen…
  • Mar 28

    Update: TIS Tweaks Tweaked

    Update: TIS Tweaks Tweaked
    Technical Content Alert!!! The rule changes discussed below are highly technical. If you’re OK with stuff like “attenuation [must be] greater than the attenuation at 1 kHz by at least: 60 log10(f/3) decibels, where ‘f’…
  • Mar 27

    FCC Flexes Its Indecency Muscle - Despite Long Hiatus and Unclear Standard

    FCC Flexes Its Indecency Muscle - Despite Long Hiatus and Unclear Standard
    Apparently horrified by a three-second video clip inadvertently aired during newscast, FCC slams licensee with $325K fine It’s been a while since we checked in on the FCC’s indecency policy. When last we did, the constitutionality…
Rank this Week: 875

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Mar 29

    The China Bank Switch Scam: Still Oh So Very Much Alive.

    The China Bank Switch Scam: Still Oh So Very Much Alive.
    Long ago I formulated a self-imposed rule. Whenever I or one of my firm’s other China lawyers receive three emails on the same thing in a week, I write about it. Haven’t been so forced for a while, but it happened this week…
  • Mar 26

    Made In China?

    Made In China?
      Before you read this post, take a moment to look at the back of your computer monitor or handheld device. Do you see a tag that states “Made in China?” My computer monitor does; my iPhone states it a little differently as…
  • Mar 25

    China Bank Technology Rules, Part 2: Go Local Or Go Home

    China Bank Technology Rules, Part 2: Go Local Or Go Home
    In my post last week, China Bank Technology Rules: Not the Same Old Thing, I said I would come back here with a solution to this bank software mess. How should U.S., European and Japanese bank software developers deal with this…
Rank this Week: 172

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 29

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - The Washington Post

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - The Washington Post
    BEIRUT — The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer to the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle…
  • Mar 29

    Obama’s race to chaos | New York Post

    Obama’s race to chaos | New York Post
    I’ve written frequently about the likelihood of a dystopian “Mad Max” scenario if Iran gets nukes. My thinking is guided by a belief among American military and intelligence officials that a nuclear exchange would take place…
  • Mar 29

    ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Trigger Warnings,’ Meet Real Trauma

    ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Trigger Warnings,’ Meet Real Trauma
    He told me about loading up with his platoon in the helicopter that day. He described what it was like to see the ground coming through the window and realize they were about to crash. He talked about grabbing his...
Rank this Week: 90

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 29

    Serial complainants at the Department of Education

    Serial complainants at the Department of Education
    “Complaints of discrimination to the [Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights] have soared from 6,364 in fiscal 2009 to a record of 9,989 in the most recent fiscal year.” [Lyndsey Layton, Washington Post] Most…
  • Mar 28

    “Slain basketball player’s family files suit against Dallas ISD”

    “Slain basketball player’s family files suit against Dallas ISD”
    “The mother of slain Wilmer Hutchins basketball star Troy Causey Jr. has filed a federal lawsuit alleging that illegal recruiting practices at Dallas ISD schools led to her son’s death a year ago. … [She] alleges that…
  • Mar 28

    Obstruction of justice, the collectively bargained way

    Obstruction of justice, the collectively bargained way
    Investigators tried to look into the beating of an inmate by guards at New York’s famously tough Attica prison, still remembered for a lethal 1971 uprising, but ran into trouble: “Under their union contract, corrections officers…
Rank this Week: 63

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 381

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight
    In Bernstein v. Village of Wesley Hills, (SD NY, March 27, 2015), a New York federal district court rejected religious discrimination claims growing out of a chapter in the long battle between Hasidic residents and others in parts of Rockland…
  • Mar 29

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Stavenjord v. Schmimdt, (AK Sup. Ct., March 20, 2015), the Alaska Supreme Court held that a trial court was incorrect in dismissing a RLUIPA claim by a Buddhist prisoner who wanted to receive a kosher diet and to purchase a prayer…
  • Mar 28

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding
    As previously reported, last month a Washington state trial court held that a florist shop and its owner violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the state's Consumer Protection Act when the shop's owner advised a customer…
Rank this Week: 23

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Mar 29

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How military commissions are like the Cleveland Brown

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How military commissions are like the Cleveland Brown
    There has been another leadership change for the Guantanamo Bay military commissions.  Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor, offers some thoughts in the NYT. His essay begins: Last week, we learned that, only months into…
  • Mar 28

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel
    I was pretty shocked to find the following email in my inbox: Dear Fellow Members of the Virginia State Bar, Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other individuals have expressed objections to the VSB’s plan to take the Midyear…
  • Mar 27

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?
    I haven’t been blogging much lately — I’ve been too busy, although I’ve been regularly sharing new cases and links over at my Twitter feed — but I wanted to flag a new post I wrote for Lawfare on the pending…
Rank this Week: 10

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion
    Again, the world needs to outlaw laws that "Sound Good" but in reality have not proven they are effective beyond sounding good.. 3-29-15 California: Jessica's Law — California's version of it, anyway — was a mess from the…
  • Mar 29

    Local sex offenders under review after Jessica’s Law court ruling

    Local sex offenders under review after Jessica’s Law court ruling
    The real question is, what good are residency laws? Whether 1 foot or 1 mile, no study shows they are an effective public safety method. Useless sounds good laws will always generate controversy.. 3-29-15 California: The California…
  • Mar 27

    Pasco considers tighter sex offender restriction

    Pasco considers tighter sex offender restriction
    3-27-15 Florida: WESLEY CHAPEL — An ordinance proposed by Pasco County Commissioner Mike Moore that would force sex offenders in the county to live 2,500 feet away from places where children typically congregate was briefly discussed…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 111

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/
  • Mar 29

    The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s North Korean Challenge

    The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s North Korean Challenge
    Editor’s Note: North Korea has long been a thorny problem for the United States as an erratic nuclear power that threatens America’s regional allies. Yet the problem may be even bigger for China, which has long propped up the…
  • Mar 28

    The Maritime Top Line: Defense Budgets in the Pacific Littoral

    The Maritime Top Line: Defense Budgets in the Pacific Littoral
    In recent years, analysts have devoted much attention to the fact that China continues to increase its defense spending by double-digit percentages annually. They have also focused on fiscal constraints in the United States, and how these may…
  • Mar 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: “ISIS: The State of Terror”

    The Lawfare Podcast: “ISIS: The State of Terror”
    This week, Brookings hosted a book launch with Jessica Stern and co-author J.M. Berger for their new book, ISIS: The State of Terror. The panel, which also featured Brookings Fellow William McCants, details ISIS’s uniquely…
Rank this Week: 70

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
  • Mar 29

    Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association

    Perez v. Mortgage Bankers Association
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Sullivan & Cromwell LLP, and is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell publication by Brent J. McIntosh, Theodore O. Rogers, and Jeffrey B. Wall; the complete publication, including…
  • Mar 28

    Supreme Court Clarifies Liability for Opinions in Registration Statement

    Supreme Court Clarifies Liability for Opinions in Registration Statement
    Editor's Note: Robert Giuffra is a partner in Sullivan & Cromwell’s Litigation Group. The following post is based on a Sullivan & Cromwell publication by Mr. Giuffra, Brian T. Frawley, Brent J. McIntosh, and Jeffrey B. Wall; the…
  • Mar 27

    The Unintended Consequences of Proxy Access Election

    The Unintended Consequences of Proxy Access Election
    Editor's Note: David A. Katz is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz specializing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and complex securities transactions. The following post is based on an article by Mr. Katz and Laura A.…
Rank this Week: 114

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Yeah, 'bout those ObamaTax Sign-up

    Yeah, 'bout those ObamaTax Sign-up
    Saw an interesting comment at another blog I frequent:"Did [my taxes] early, with TurboTax. If I explained why, you would definitely not suspect I was some kind of overachiever. I was expecting a bunch of paperwork to prove I had health…
  • Mar 27

    More March (Open Enrollment) Madne

    More March (Open Enrollment) Madne
    As we noted a few weeks ago, Our Betters in DC© have (illegally) extended Open Enrollment season for those who flaunted the (evil) Individual Mandate last year:"The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced today a…
  • Mar 26

    Outstanding Carrier Trick

    Outstanding Carrier Trick
    A few months ago, I "inherited" a small group from a colleague transitioning out of that side of the business. One of the challenges with this process is that the new agent doesn't have any of the original paperwork (applications, etc) to…
Rank this Week: 54

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    The Path of Robotics Law

    The Path of Robotics Law
    I have posted a draft of my latest essay, The Path of Robotics Law, on SSRN. Here is the abstract:This essay, written as a response to Ryan Calo's valuable discussion in "Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw," describes key problems that …
  • Mar 28

    Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

    Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
    This is a year filled with sesquicentennial anniversaries of the Civil War.  Lee's surrender to Grant, Lincoln's assassination, and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment all occurred in 1865.But another transformative event of…
  • Mar 27

    IP and Other Regulation

    IP and Other Regulation
    Mark A. Lemley [1]For the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolIntellectual property (IP) is a form of regulation. As I have argued elsewhere, [3] IP laws are deliberate government interventions in the…
Rank this Week: 82

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

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

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation

    How do you want to die? A mission to make death part of popular conversation
    PBS NewsHour just ran a great 10-minute profile of The Conversation Project.   A growing national movement to normalize end-of-life discussions among family and friends has gained traction in recent months. As Medicare considers…
  • Mar 29

    Inertia of Clinical Practice: Impact of Tracey on DNACPR Discussion

    Inertia of Clinical Practice: Impact of Tracey on DNACPR Discussion
    It has been nearly ten months since the UK Court of Appeals handed down its judgment in Tracey v. Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.   Some predicted that the decision would have…
  • Mar 28

    Intensive Care Hotline Resource for Families of Critically Ill Patient

    Intensive Care Hotline Resource for Families of Critically Ill Patient
    Most of my blogging on this site, as well as my articles and book chapters, and  all concern legal rights and duties concerning medical treatment at the end of life.   But most of the communication, negotiation, and…
Rank this Week: 307

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Mid South Trial Lawyer

Covers personal injury news and developments. By Tim Edwards and Ed Wallis.

http://www.midsouthtriallawyer.com
  • Mar 29

    Stock Market Strategies That Everyone Must Know

    Stock Market Strategies That Everyone Must Know
    Playing the stock market can seem appealing. It is also a huge undertaking. The following article will offer you many great tips to consider as you begin to buy stock, so you can get the most out of your money. Keep reading to learn more…
  • Mar 28

    Basic Strategies On Making Money In The Stock Market

    Basic Strategies On Making Money In The Stock Market
    While there is plenty of money to be made on the stock market, no one should invest without first researching the many opportunities available. This article contains some essential advice and information that you should be aware of before you…
  • Mar 23

    Make The Most Of The Stock Market With These Great Tips.

    Make The Most Of The Stock Market With These Great Tips.
    Involving yourself with the stock market can be very exciting. There are many avenues to profitability which all depend on your goals and the amount of money you can risk. Whatever you choose to invest in, you must have some knowledge on how…
Rank this Week: 651

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 29

    Events and Announcements: March 29, 2015

    Events and Announcements: March 29, 2015
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Calls for Papers Opinio Juris’ own Peter Spiro will be the keynote speaker at the Skilled Migration Conference on Unravelling the Talent Tale: Skilled Migration Policies between National Images,…
  • Mar 28

    Weekend Roundup: March 15-26, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: March 15-26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey In the last fortnight at Opinio Juris, we saw Julian critique M. Cherif Bassiouni on his take on the Amanda Knox case in Italy, arguing that she would indeed be extraditable to the US. Peter analyzed…
  • Mar 26

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I have been feeling a little guilty for blogging about the Amanda Knox case since it is more of a People Magazine topic than an Opinio Juris one.  But just today, I realized that even someone as respected in the…
Rank this Week: 56