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Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Jan 30

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 5, Play like a gentleman, and win

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 5, Play like a gentleman, and win
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.]   By: David A. Smith The object of golf is not just to win. It is to play like a gentleman, and win. Phil Mickelson Phil Mickelson winning the…
  • Jan 29

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 4, Total consciousne

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 4, Total consciousne
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 3 and the preceding Part 1 and Part 2.] By: David A. Smith I’m not feeling very well – I need a doctor immediately. Ring the nearest golf course. Groucho Marx Dino, Der Bingle, and Groucho on…
  • Jan 28

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 3, The infallible test

    Golf and the romance of pre-urbanized society: Part 3, The infallible test
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Golf … is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball…
Rank this Week: 488

The Blackacre Times

The Blackacre Times

Features research tips, pop culture, and legal news. By the Georgia State University Law Library.

http://theblackacretimes.com/
  • Jan 30

    Articles of Confederation

    Articles of Confederation
      By Nirvi Shah On January 30, 1781, Maryland was the thirteenth and final state to ratify the Articles of Confederation, which took effect on March 1, 1781.  In comparison to the current U.S. Constitution, the Articles of…
  • Jan 27

    Keeping up with the 2015 Georgia General Assembly

    Keeping up with the 2015 Georgia General Assembly
    We are already six days into the 2015 Session of the Georgia General Assembly. Even if you don’t have time to venture over to the assembly during this session, you can still keep track of legislation and proceedings using a couple…
  • Jan 22

    Magna Carta is 800 years old

    Magna Carta is 800 years old
    The year 2015 marks the 800th Anniversary of the signing of the Magna Carta by King John. The Magna Carta, or the Great Charter of Liberty, is widely viewed as the foundation for individual liberties and the rule of law. The history of the…
Rank this Week: 571

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
  • Jan 30

    District Courts should have more discretion to enhance patent damage

    District Courts should have more discretion to enhance patent damage
    Infringers should not be able to arrogantly and recklessly violate patents for years but ultimately pay only the same amount they would have paid the patent owner for a license in the first place. Currently, however, that is the situation…
  • Jan 30

    Canon patent activity focuses on digital cameras and related technologie

    Canon patent activity focuses on digital cameras and related technologie
    Our perusal of Canon’s patents issued by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that there are a myriad of other technologies being developed by this corporation than digital cameras. A couple of patents are related to improvements…
  • Jan 29

    Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week

    Patent Reform to be introduced in House next week
    Multiple sources have confirmed that House Judiciary Committee Chairman, Congressman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), will soon introduce the latest round of patent reform legislation in the United States House of Representatives. The bill, which will…
Rank this Week: 151

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jan 30

    Legal news roundup - January 30, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 30, 2015
    CanadaCase for Quebec man who missed jackpot by seconds not to be heard by court, Canadian PressTrial date set for man charged for boat crash in B.C., Canadian PressRCMP charge man in murder of Saskatchewan woman, Canadian PressUnited…
  • Jan 29

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report

    Most B.C. government privacy breaches preventable: report
    Nearly three-quarters of all government-related privacy breaches are caused by simple human error — not a result of hackers trying to steal our personal information.That’s the key finding in a report issued yesterday (on…
  • Jan 29

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015

    Legal news roundup - January 29, 2015
    CanadaTeenager facing terrorism-related charges for robbery to help terrorists, Canadian PressTeenager charged with kidnapping hotel employee and then crashing car into bank, Canadian PressRally held outside B.C. court for murdered aboriginal…
Rank this Week: 497

Cordell Parvin Blog

Cordell Parvin Blog

Covers career development, client development, and lawyer marketing.

http://www.cordellblog.com
  • Jan 30

    Client Development: Sometimes You Need Some Luck

    Client Development: Sometimes You Need Some Luck
    I tell lawyers I coach that at some point there is a luck factor in client development. I know. I experienced it at least twice. I will share one of those lucky experiences here. Yesterday, I was the Keynote speaker at the Wisconsin…
  • Jan 29

    Client Development: 15 Incredibly Important Things Every Lawyer Should Know

    Client Development: 15 Incredibly Important Things Every Lawyer Should Know
    Recently I met and had coaching sessions for the last time with a group of lawyers I have coached for the last 18 months. They were all associates when we started. Now many of them have been promoted to partner and others will likely be…
  • Jan 28

    Client Development Tips: From Law Firm Lawyer Who is Now In-House

    Client Development Tips: From Law Firm Lawyer Who is Now In-House
    A lawyer I coached recently went in-house with a well known corporation. I asked him what he knows now that he wished he had known when he was in private practice. Here are his tips: Tip #1: Spell my name correctly. That goes for both me and…
Rank this Week: 561

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jan 30

    Final Magna Carta Gallery Talk – Pic of the Week

    Final Magna Carta Gallery Talk – Pic of the Week
    For me the Library of Congress exhibition, Magna Carta: Muse and Mentor, actually began on November 5th, a day before the exhibit was open to the public.  Those of us who were fortunate enough to be docents for the exhibit had the…
  • Jan 29

    Euthanasia under Israeli Law

    Euthanasia under Israeli Law
    For some time now, I have been interested in the subject of medical ethics. With the development of science and technology, it is now possible to create life where it was once impossible. We are certainly…
  • Jan 28

    Shelf Improvement: Tips for Improving Your Writing and De-stressing at Your Desk

    Shelf Improvement: Tips for Improving Your Writing and De-stressing at Your Desk
    January is traditionally the time when a large number of people take stock of their activities from the previous year and vow to make changes in their lives. They work to quit old habits or adopt new ones. Recently two new books crossed my…
Rank this Week: 628

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    How To Sell Your Food And Beverages Into China The Easy Way

    How To Sell Your Food And Beverages Into China The Easy Way
    A friend of mine with one of China’s leading online retailers just sent me an article listing out food and beverage companies that are using JD.com to market and sell their product in China. For more on JD.com, check out this…
  • Jan 29

    China’s Film Industry Getting More Industrial

    China’s Film Industry Getting More Industrial
    China Economic Review editor Hudson Lockett interviewed our Beijing-based entertainment lawyer, Mathew Alderson, for his story 2014: The year China’s film industry got more industrial. Mr. Lockett was interested in some of the…
  • Jan 28

    China Payment Terms: Some Tricks Of The Trade

    China Payment Terms: Some Tricks Of The Trade
    Whenever one of our China attorneys is retained to represent a client providing goods or services to China, we start by asking about the terms of payment. If the Chinese side is going to pay our client the full amount upfront, the contract…
Rank this Week: 172

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 30

    More Inexplicable Teacher- and Union-Bashing From Nominal Liberal

    More Inexplicable Teacher- and Union-Bashing From Nominal Liberal
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananLast Thursday, my Dorf on Law post discussed the emergence of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo as a loud voice blaming teachers for the problems in the schools.  Cuomo's actions and words have made it…
  • Jan 29

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance

    Corruption, Legislator Pay, and Public Finance
    by Michael DorfLast Wednesday, on the fifth anniversary of Citizens United v. FEC, about half a dozen protesters briefly disrupted the Supreme Court's proceedings. The next day, Sheldon Silver, the long-time Speaker of the New York State…
  • Jan 28

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell

    A False History: The Rewriting of the Affordable Care Act by the Challengers in King v. Burwell
    by Eric SegallOn March 4, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in King v. Burwell, yet another challenge to the Affordable Care Act ("ACA"). This time around, the plaintiffs are claiming that the IRS acted illegally by providing…
Rank this Week: 231

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Are You Ready For The Big Game?

    Are You Ready For The Big Game?
    Of course I said "Big Game" and not "Super Bowl" for a reason.With the college football champion now decided, and the NFL league championships this coming weekend to decide this year’s Super Bowl teams, it’s that time when we post…
  • Jan 29

    Watch The FL Supremes Give Out Pro Bono Awards Live!

    Watch The FL Supremes Give Out Pro Bono Awards Live!
    It's why we all do it, isn't it?Oh I kid, these folks are mensches, representing the best our profession has to offer, and are role models to all you youngsters too busy posting pictures of your food.Watch it live at 3:30 p.m. today.Here's…
  • Jan 28

    3d DCA Watch -- Your Case Has Been Dismissed, But Also Set for Trial -- Welcome to State Court!

    3d DCA Watch -- Your Case Has Been Dismissed, But Also Set for Trial -- Welcome to State Court!
    Only in sunny South Florida can a case be dismissed for lack of prosecution, but then 18 months later be set for trial and mandatory mediation:Petitioner, Aqua Life Corp. (“Petitioner”), petitions this court for issuance of a writ…
Rank this Week: 198

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Jan 30

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/30/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/30/15
    “Sponsored” by my husband: Why it’s a problem that writers never talk about where their money comes from — Few authors would admit to creating solely for the money, but many would agree that getting money does…
  • Jan 23

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15

    Friday’s Endnotes – 01/23/15
    [LORD CHANCELLOR:] As to what has been said by Mr. Attorney General of the [Statute of Anne] being a monopoly, and therefore ought to receive a strict construction, I am quite of a different opinion, and that it ought to receive a liberal…
  • Jan 19

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.

    On Martin Luther King, Jr.
    One of the more unfortunate outcomes to emerge over the past decade from copyright skeptics is criticism of the Martin Luther King, Jr. estate, and their maintenance of his copyrighted books and speeches—his legal…
Rank this Week: 256

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    The Big Story at Next Week’s LegalTech Isn’t a Product, It’s a Person

    The Big Story at Next Week’s LegalTech Isn’t a Product, It’s a Person
    Next week’s LegalTech will be a glitzy, bustling showcase of the world’s largest legal technology companies. But amidst it all, one individual may prove to be the biggest story of the show. After a 30-year career with ALM (the…
  • Jan 29

    New Web Service Serves as ‘Ethics ER’ for Lawyer

    New Web Service Serves as ‘Ethics ER’ for Lawyer
    A former American Bar Association ethics lawyer has launched a web service that serves as an “emergency room” for lawyers who need immediate assistance with legal ethics issues. The site, ER for Lawyers, provides ethics research…
  • Jan 28

    How Small Firms Are Using Big Data Technology Tool

    How Small Firms Are Using Big Data Technology Tool
    You probably think of big data as something only big firms deal with. Increasingly, however, technology is enabling smaller firms to make use of big data. In the latest issue of the ABA Journal, I have an article that looks at two examples of…
Rank this Week: 302

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 208

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Jan 30

    Musings on “Hanging a Shingle”

    Musings on “Hanging a Shingle”
    Well, I’m back from speaking on “Setting Up Your Office” at the Virginia CLE “Hanging a Shingle” Seminar.  As always, I appreciate all of the folks that came out to hear me and my fellow speakers talk on all…
  • Jan 26

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw

    The Anatomy of a Construction Dispute Stage 3- The Last Straw
    Over the past two weeks here at Construction Law Musings, I’ve discussed the first two stages of a typical construction dispute (if such a thing exists): the claim, and how to bring heat short of litigation/arbitration.  As…
  • Jan 22

    Join Me In Fairfax, VA for a “Hanging a Shingle” CLE

    Join Me In Fairfax, VA for a “Hanging a Shingle” CLE
    On January 29, 2015 I will be joining a great group of solo practitioners to help out those that are thinking of “hanging a shingle” and starting a journey that I started almost 5 years ago now.  Here’s the brochure and…
Rank this Week: 327

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Moritz Legal Information Blog

Legal information and research resouces. By the Michael E. Moritz Law Library at Ohio State University.

http://moritzlegalinformation.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Google Book Scanning Project begins at the Moritz Law Library

    Google Book Scanning Project begins at the Moritz Law Library
    Did you know that Ohio State is among a select group of “Big 10” and other major research universities participating with Google in a major book scanning project that first launched nearly a decade ago?   The Google Books Library…
  • Jan 29

    Fugitives from Justice! The Shipwreck King of Ohio!

    Fugitives from Justice! The Shipwreck King of Ohio!
    The idea of fugitives seems old fashioned to me: I can't fathom committing a crime and somehow hiding out to avoid prosecution. It just seems like a lot of work. And also, U.S. Marshals on the hunt for a guy on the lam? That sounds like a TV…
  • Jan 22

    Feathered Profs - A List of Law Professors Who Use Twitter

    Feathered Profs - A List of Law Professors Who Use Twitter
    We've written here fairly extensively about Twitter, and it's no wonder. Twitter presents a fascinating opportunity for librarians to learn new systems for organizing data. Hashtags are really just like the subject headings in a library…
Rank this Week: 254

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

http://www.ctemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Labor Union Membership Up Big Locally and Down Nationally, Recent Statistics Show

    Labor Union Membership Up Big Locally and Down Nationally, Recent Statistics Show
    The U.S. Department of Labor has released their annual statistics on labor union membership.  Nationwide, union membership is down slightly by .2 percent. In total, about 11 percent of the workforce belongs to a union.  Compared to…
  • Jan 25

    BLIZZARD! Wage and Hour Reminders for Employers on Winter Storm

    BLIZZARD! Wage and Hour Reminders for Employers on Winter Storm
    Well, it’s official.  Connecticut is under a Blizzard Warning as of Sunday afternoon. This is, of course, nothing new for employers in the state. We’ve had more than our fair share of big “monster” storms. If…
  • Jan 22

    Use of Marijuana On Duty Still Justifies Termination, Says Court

    Use of Marijuana On Duty Still Justifies Termination, Says Court
    With all the talk about the state’s implementation of medical marijuana laws, it’s easy to wonder what impact those laws will have on terminating employees who use marijuana on the job. One recent Superior Court decision gave…
Rank this Week: 207

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Jan 30

    Senate Hearing Addresses White House Information-Sharing Proposal

    Senate Hearing Addresses White House Information-Sharing Proposal
    By Caleb Skeath Earlier this week, the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs held its first hearing of the new Congress, entitled “Protecting America from Cyber Attacks: The Importance of Information…
  • Jan 29

    The UK’s Data Protection Regulator to Introduce “Privacy Seals” for Businesse

    The UK’s Data Protection Regulator to Introduce “Privacy Seals” for Businesse
    By Fredericka Argent The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) has announced that it is looking to introduce a system of “privacy seals” for organizations doing business in the UK.  The seal is…
  • Jan 29

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now

    Privacy Weekend: Provocative Articles We’re Reading Now
    As readers of the InsidePrivacy blog know, we often save some fun reading on privacy issues for the weekend, given the crush of business during the week.  Sure, you’re reading the FTC’s just‑released Internet of Things…
Rank this Week: 776

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    State Ballot measures database

    State Ballot measures database
    Interested in state laws and politics?  Doing research on issues of interest to the public?  Check out the Ballot Measures Database from the National Conference of State Legislatures. The database is searchable by topic area, with…
  • Jan 29

    Senate Confirmation Hearings Begin for U.S. Attorney General Nominee

    Senate Confirmation Hearings Begin for U.S. Attorney General Nominee
    Yesterday, confirmation hearings began in the U.S. Senate for Attorney General nominee Loretta Lynch, a U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York. Read more here.Ernster, the Virtual Library Cat
  • Jan 28

    New GAO Report:Mobile Devices: Federal Agencies’ Steps to Improve Mobile Access to Government Information and Service

    New GAO Report:Mobile Devices: Federal Agencies’ Steps to Improve Mobile Access to Government Information and Service
    In its recent report, Mobile Devices: Federal Agencies’ Steps to Improve Mobile Access to Government Information and Services, the "GAO reviewed information on mobile users and how they access government information and services. This…
Rank this Week: 362

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

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
  • Jan 30

    LegalEyes for January 30, 2015

    LegalEyes for January 30, 2015
    by Caroline CoxIn the Huffington Post, Jonathan Cohn writes about a letter from Ben Nelson that lawmakers are using to defend the language of the ACA on state exchanges and tax credits. Vivian Ho reports for SF Gate on the arrest of a…
  • Jan 29

    Botched Executions & the Problem of Lethal Injection Secrecy

    Botched Executions & the Problem of Lethal Injection Secrecy
    by Eric Berger, Associate Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of LawThe U.S. Supreme Court last week granted certiorari in Glossip v. Gross, in which plaintiffs challenge the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s lethal injection…
  • Jan 29

    Botched Executions and the Problem of Lethal Injection Secrecy

    Botched Executions and the Problem of Lethal Injection Secrecy
    by Eric Berger, Associate Professor of Law, University of Nebraska College of LawThe U.S. Supreme Court last week granted certiorari in Glossip v. Gross, in which plaintiffs challenge the constitutionality of Oklahoma’s lethal injection…
Rank this Week: 636

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly

    New Issue: International & Comparative Law Quarterly
    The latest issue of the International & Comparative Law Quarterly (Vol. 64, no. 1, January 2015) is out. Contents include:ArticlesHélène Lambert, Comparative Perspectives on Arbitrary Deprivation of Nationality and Refugee…
  • Jan 30

    Waschefort: International Law and Child Soldier

    Waschefort: International Law and Child Soldier
    Gus Waschefort (Univ. of South Africa - Law) has published International Law and Child Soldiers (Hart Publishing 2015). Here's the abstract:This book commences with an analysis of the current state of child soldiering internationally.…
  • Jan 30

    Chinkin & Baetens: Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility: Essays in Honour of James Crawford

    Chinkin & Baetens: Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility: Essays in Honour of James Crawford
    Christine Chinkin (London School of Economics - Law) & Freya Baetens (Leiden Univ. - Law) have published Sovereignty, Statehood and State Responsibility: Essays in Honour of James Crawford (Cambridge Univ. Press 2015). Contents include:…
Rank this Week: 57

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 73

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Jan 30

    Did Bronx Defenders Endorse Cop Killing?

    Did Bronx Defenders Endorse Cop Killing?
    I’m not much of a connoisseur of rap music, but this video struck home with me. It’s not that I endorse the line about a cop having to die. Obviously, I don’t and have made the point more times than I care to remember…
  • Jan 30

    A Non-Custodial Grope

    A Non-Custodial Grope
    Granted, Hawaii is a long way from the mainland, but it’s hard to imagine that it’s this far from the mainstream. An Oahu grand jury indicted 35-year-old Kramer Aoki last November on a third-degree sexual assault charge, a class C…
  • Jan 30

    Obstruction-Я-U

    Obstruction-Я-U
    Years ago, I got a t-shirt from the National Criminal Defense College in Macon, Georgia that read on the back, “I plead guilty to obstruction of injustice.” It was a cute shirt, but it carried a kernel of truth. It’s what we…
Rank this Week: 142

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 30

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Another busy day. Our last open thread is full, here's another one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Canada Set to Approve More Surveillance Authority

    Canada Set to Approve More Surveillance Authority
    Canada is unwisely following in the footsteps of the United States and about to pass legislation increasing surveillance authority for intelligence purposes in the name of the War on Terror. Under the new law, which will be presented…
  • Jan 29

    Texas Executes Man With IQ of 67

    Texas Executes Man With IQ of 67
    The Supreme Court has banned the execution of the mentally disabled. Robert Ladd has an IQ of 67. Texas killed him tonight anyway. He died 27 minutes after being injected with lethal drugs. He said they stung. Under Texas’s unique…
Rank this Week: 5

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jan 30

    Med Mal Suit Over Joan Rivers' Death

    Med Mal Suit Over Joan Rivers' Death
    Melissa Rivers, daughter of comedian Joan Rivers, has instituted a lawsuit claiming medical malpractice against the clinic where Joan Rivers was undergoing surgery at the time of her death, and the doctor who performed it. There are…
  • Jan 29

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law

    Dorfman on the Philosophical Foundation of Tort Law
    Avi Dorfman (Tel Aviv) has posted to SSRN New Philosophical Foundations of Tort Law?. The abstract provides: In this critical piece I take stock of current understandings of five basic distinctions in the theoretical study of tort law: First,…
  • Jan 28

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory

    NE: "Total Idiot" Not Defamatory
    The Nebraska Supreme Court has upheld the dismissal of a libel lawsuit based on an e-mail in which a home inspector was called a "total idiot." Olson/Overlawyered
Rank this Week: 124

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Jan 30

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap
    Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them…
  • Jan 30

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap [AUDIO]

    Carrie James on Disconnected: Youth, New Media, and the Ethics Gap [AUDIO]
    Fresh from a party, a teen posts a photo on Facebook of a friend drinking a beer. A college student repurposes an article from Wikipedia for a paper. A group of players in a multiplayer online game routinely cheat new players by selling them…
  • Jan 15

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert

    Nathan Freitas: The Great Firewall Invert
    The world is witnessing a massive expansion of Chinese telecommunications reach and influence, powered entirely by users choosing to participate in it. In Usage of the mobile messaging app WeChat (微信 Weixin), for example, has…
Rank this Week: 152

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jan 30

    Frosh pledges environmental enforcement, cross-border approach on DelMarVa

    Frosh pledges environmental enforcement, cross-border approach on DelMarVa
    “Feeding operations have to follow the law,” Frosh said. But without the cooperation of the two other states on the DelMarVa peninsula, Maryland farmers can “move the farm five miles away” to a different state.
  • Jan 30

    Hogan defends education spending plan

    Hogan defends education spending plan
    Gov. Larry Hogan disputed the notion that his budget came down too hard on education, insisting that he had spared school funding priorities while making sharper reductions were made at other agencies.
  • Jan 30

    Baltimore Oriole stumps for health care

    Baltimore Oriole stumps for health care
    Baltimore Orioles fans are used to seeing Adam Jones in center field, but starting Friday they'll hear him on the air waves.
Rank this Week: 495

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 30

    Fixed Lividity vs. a Mixed Pattern of Lividity & the Positioning of a Body After Death

    Fixed Lividity vs. a Mixed Pattern of Lividity & the Positioning of a Body After Death
    Livor mortis, according to the Assistant State Medical Examiner, "is where there is a gravitational settling of the blood in the dependent portions of the body. In other words, if the body when it dies is lying on its back...
  • Jan 29

    Fixed Lividity/Livor Mortis & What It Means About a Body's Burial

    Fixed Lividity/Livor Mortis & What It Means About a Body's Burial
    I've been getting some questions about the concept of fixed lividity/livor mortis so I thought that I'd do a quick introductory post on the matter. When blood settles to the bottom, it stays there. After it's there for a long...
  • Jan 27

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?

    Liar, Liar: Will Kansas Now Allow For Polygraph Evidence to be Admitted?
    According to State v. Shively, 999 P.2d 952, 957 (Kan. 2000). In most states polygraph evidence is either per se inadmissible in trials or is only admissible by stipulation, see United States v. Scheffer, 523 U.S. 303, 311, 118 S.Ct....
Rank this Week: 301

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 184

My Shingle

My Shingle

Covers client relations, ethics, malpractice, legal research, marketing and solo practice trends. By Carolyn Elefant.

http://myshingle.com/
  • Jan 30

    Finding the Courage to Start

    Finding the Courage to Start
    The miracle isn’t that I finished. The miracle is that I had the courage to start. —John Bingham In the dozen years I’ve blogged here, I’ve sung the praises of solo practice – the unexpected surprises, the…
  • Jan 29

    Ask An Ethics Question: Gift Card

    Ask An Ethics Question: Gift Card
    A few days ago, a question appeared on the Solosez Listserve, inquiring whether a promotional strategy – whereby individuals referred to a firm by an existing client would be entered into a drawing for a gift card upon coming in for a…
  • Jan 28

    Convert Time and Expertise Into Money With Hire.Bid

    Convert Time and Expertise Into Money With Hire.Bid
    A few weeks ago, I earned $1000 for a couple of hours offering some insights in my practice area. While certainly not a large enough fee to close up shop for the month, it was a tidy little windfall that helped cover some home repairs that…
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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 69

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jan 30

    Acorny

    Acorny
    I don’t know why, but this video made me laugh a lot. The setup is that I got to it via a post by Valdis Kletnieks to the North American Network Operators Group (Nanog) crediting Lauren Weinstein for sharing “a … Continue…
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    false advertising claim based on "innovative/unique" survive

    false advertising claim based on "innovative/unique" survive
    Ferris Mfg. Corp. v. Carr, No. 14 C 04663, 2015 WL 279355 (N.D. Ill. Jan. 21, 2015) Ferris sued Roy Carr and Curaline. Ferris makes various wound care products, allegedly award-winning and covered by several patents.  Carr was…
  • Jan 30

    consumer survey on patent value admissible despite serious flaw

    consumer survey on patent value admissible despite serious flaw
    Sentius Int’l, LLC v. Microsoft Corp., No. 5:13-cv-00825, 2015 WL 331939 (N.D. Cal. Jan. 23, 2015) (magistrate judge) A little different today: this is a survey in a patent case trying to determine the value of a patented feature…
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
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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
  • Jan 30

    The State of Corporate Governance for 2015

    The State of Corporate Governance for 2015
    Editor's Note: Holly J. Gregory is a partner and co-global coordinator of the Corporate Governance and Executive Compensation group at Sidley Austin LLP. The following post is based on a Sidley update. The balance of power between…
  • Jan 30

    Responding to Corporate Political Disclosure Initiative

    Responding to Corporate Political Disclosure Initiative
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Robert K. Kelner, partner in the Election and Political Law Practice Group at Covington & Burling LLP, and is based on a Covington Alert. Recent work from the Program on Corporate…
  • Jan 29

    The M&A Landscape: Financial Institutions Rediscovering Themselve

    The M&A Landscape: Financial Institutions Rediscovering Themselve
    Editor's Note: Edward Herlihy is a partner and co-chairman of the Executive Committee at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. The following post is based on a Wachtell Lipton memorandum by Mr. Herlihy, Lawrence S. Makow, Jeannemarie…
Rank this Week: 116

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

Covers Canadian securities law topics, including disclosures, corporate governance, mergers, registration and compliance. By Stikeman Elliott.

http://www.canadiansecuritieslaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    CSA expect to propose mutual fund risk classification rules this year

    CSA expect to propose mutual fund risk classification rules this year
    The Canadian Securities Administrators yesterday released a status report on their proposed mutual fund risk classification methodology for use in Fund Facts. As we discussed in a previous post, the CSA proposed a risk classification…
  • Jan 29

    OSC issues IFRS tip sheet for investment fund

    OSC issues IFRS tip sheet for investment fund
    Darin Renton -  On January 23, the OSC's Investment Funds and Structured Products Branch released a tip sheet to assist investment funds in completing their first IFRS annual statements. The guidance specifically discusses required…
  • Jan 23

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer

    TSX proposes additional listing exemptions for interlisted issuer
    Jonah Mann -  The Toronto Stock Exchange yesterday proposed amendments to its Company Manual that would adopt a broader deference model in respect of certain exchange requirements where an interlisted issuer is subject to the…
Rank this Week: 472

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/
  • Jan 30

    American Constitution Society (ACS) Writing Competition

    American Constitution Society (ACS) Writing Competition
    ACS is now accepting submissions for the 2015 writing competition. Submissions must be emailed by Friday, February 6, 2015, 11:59pm EST. The competition is open to all types of lawyers and law students. Practicing lawyers, policymakers,…
  • Jan 29

    Free Webinars on Public Health and the Judiciary

    Free Webinars on Public Health and the Judiciary
    The U.S. D.H.H.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Network for Public Health Law (NPHL) are sponsoring three free webinars on Public Health and the Judiciary.  The first webinar – When Public Health Goes to…
  • Jan 28

    2015 Morris Cohen Essay Competition

    2015 Morris Cohen Essay Competition
    C|M|Law students, are you writing a paper with an historical analysis?  Consider submitting your paper to the Morris L. Cohen Student Essay Competition, conducted by the  Legal History and Rare Books Special Interest Section (LHRB…
Rank this Week: 424

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent,…

Dear Rich: Nolo's Patent, Copyright & Trademark Blog

Provides answers to questions about copyright, trademarks and patents.

http://dearrichblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Reading Passages of Classic Literature in Movie

    Reading Passages of Classic Literature in Movie
    Dear Rich: There is a scene in the feature film I am currently making where a character turns on the radio and listens to the host read a small passage from classic literature (something like Romeo and Juliet). Would there be any copyright…
  • Jan 28

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?

    Can I Make Audiobooks for Private Use?
    Dear Rich: Is it legal to borrow a book from my local library, make my own homemade audiobook, return the book afterwards, and keep the audio files I produced? I only want to make audiobooks for my own personal research and study, but I don't…
  • Jan 26

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay

    Nonprofit Wants to Translate Screenplay
    Dear Rich: I'm the director of a small amateur nonprofit theatre company that puts on plays in Italian. We're planning our next production, and we want to adapt a movie screenplay into a stage play. This would involve translating the…
Rank this Week: 464

DealLawyers.com Blog

DealLawyers.com Blog

Covers mergers & acquisitions. From editor Broc Romanek, who is also editor of TheCorporateCounsel.net.

http://www.deallawyers.com/Blog/
  • Jan 30

    Backstory: Corp Fin’s 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offer No-Action Relief

    Backstory: Corp Fin’s 5-Business Day Debt Tender Offer No-Action Relief
    This Bloomberg article does a nice job providing the backstory behind how 18 law firms came together with the Corp Fin Staff to get this no-action relief on debt tender offers out there. Here’s an excerpt: Jim Clark, a partner at Cahill…
  • Jan 29

    Doing Deals: Be Careful How You Send Confidential Information

    Doing Deals: Be Careful How You Send Confidential Information
    I recently asked my good friend Jim Brashear of Zix Corporation this question: “are lawyers are still sending confidential deal documents via unencrypted email?” I asked Jim since he’s an expert in that area (Zix is an email…
  • Jan 28

    Webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”

    Webcast: “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A”
    Tune in tomorrow for the webcast – “Proxy Solicitation Tactics in M&A” – to hear Okapi Partners’ Chuck Garske, Alliance Advisors’ Waheed Hassan, Managing Director and Innisfree’s Scott Winter…
Rank this Week: 581

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Federal Judge Rules EPA Can Release CAFO Information

    Federal Judge Rules EPA Can Release CAFO Information
    Posted January 30, 2015 A Minnesota federal judge ruled that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is allowed to release information regarding livestock farms subject to concentrated animal feeding operation (CAFO) regulations,…
  • Jan 30

    Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over CAFO Violation

    Environmental Groups Sue EPA Over CAFO Violation
    Posted January 30, 2015 The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is being sued by five animal activist and environmental organizations because they never responded to an earlier concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFO) petition,…
  • Jan 28

    Ag Groups Worried Over TPP Finalization Before TPA Enacted

    Ag Groups Worried Over TPP Finalization Before TPA Enacted
    Posted January 28, 2015 U.S. trade officials could finalize the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) in the coming months, according to a Reuters article available here. Farm Futures also published an article available here, Washington Post here,…
Rank this Week: 492

The Employer Handbook

The Employer Handbook

Covers labor and employment law of PA, NJ and DE businesses. By Eric B. Meyer.

http://www.theemployerhandbook.com/
Rank this Week: 933

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Jan 30

    Ohio BWC Approved for Safety Intervention Grant

    Ohio BWC Approved for Safety Intervention Grant
    Grants to help focus in more on workplace safety are going a long way in Ohio.   The Ohio Bureau of Workers Compensation (BWC) recently approved 118 safety intervention grants for Ohio employers totaling $3,499,148 in September and…
  • Jan 29

    Implementing Safety Training Guidelines in The Workplace

    Implementing Safety Training Guidelines in The Workplace
    The responsibilities that come with running a company are endless.  These duties include budgeting, human resource decision and making a profit.  Due to all of these demands, the goal of work environment safety must never get…
  • Jan 29

    Illinois Employer Cited, Worker Dies on Job

    Illinois Employer Cited, Worker Dies on Job
    The death of a worker has led to more than a dozen of citations against an Illinois employer.   A U.S. Department of Labor Occupational Safety and Health Administration investigation recently found that Environmental Remediation and…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Jan 30

    Sex-Offender Laws to Be Weakened

    Sex-Offender Laws to Be Weakened
    1-30-2015 California: Court Rulings, Lawsuit Force County Supervisors To Act Prompted by two adverse appellate court decisions and a lawsuit springing from them, the board of supervisors on Tuesday gave tentative approval to amendments to…
  • Jan 30

    Sex offender residency restrictions may be backfiring

    Sex offender residency restrictions may be backfiring
    1-30-2015 Wisconsin: No one wants a sex offender next door, but WISN 12 News has learned efforts to keep them out of a community may have actually brought them closer to those you love. By law, prisons release sex offenders to the counties…
  • Jan 29

    Judge Thompson reveals SOISP

    Judge Thompson reveals SOISP
    1-29-2012 West Virginia: WILLIAMSON - The Sex Offender Intensive Supervision Program (SOISP) requires extended supervision for sexual offenders, especially those convicted of crimes against children. Mingo County was one of the first…
Rank this Week: 62

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    What is the Probability of Receiving a US Patent?

    What is the Probability of Receiving a US Patent?
    Following my post last week, I confidently proclaimed at a conference yesterday that the true abandonment rate was about 9%. I was--kindly, thankfully--corrected by the target of the comment, who just so happens to be a co-author of a working…
  • Jan 27

    Weighing Treatises v. Restatements - Copyright Edition

    Weighing Treatises v. Restatements - Copyright Edition
    In A Restatement of Copyright Law as More Independent and Stable Treatise, 79 Brooklyn L. Rev. 457 (2014), Ann Bartow considers the pitfalls of treatises as overarching guides to complex laws. These pitfalls include conflicts of interest,…
  • Jan 26

    Haber & Werfel on Troll

    Haber & Werfel on Troll
    Stephen Haber and Seth Werfel (Stanford Political Science) have posted Why Do Inventors Sell to Patent Trolls? Experimental Evidence for the Asymmetry Hypothesis. Here is the abstract:Why do individual patent holders assign their patents…
Rank this Week: 910

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/30/15

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 1/30/15
    Sadly, terrorism in the Middle East (ISIS), Nigeria (Boko Haram), and on the silver screen (American Sniper) dominated the news the past week. But today, we celebrate Fred Korematsu Day. If you don’t know this civil rights hero and…
  • Jan 27

    NEO Law Group’s Video on Tips for Nonprofits: Fiscal Sponsorship

    NEO Law Group’s Video on Tips for Nonprofits: Fiscal Sponsorship
      Today, NEO Law Group released a new 3 minute video in its series of videos on tips for nonprofits, available on YouTube. This video focuses on fiscal sponsorship and how it can be done…
  • Jan 26

    7 Reasons to Review Your Bylaws Now

    7 Reasons to Review Your Bylaws Now
    The bylaws of a nonprofit corporation are the board’s internal rules and instruction manual for how the nonprofit is governed. It may be the nonprofit’s single most important document. Here are 7 reasons why you should review your…
Rank this Week: 422

Employer Law Report

Employer Law Report

Covers recent legal developments and trends affecting employers. By Porter Wright Morris & Arthur LLP.

http://www.employerlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 578

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Voting for Tax Refund Delay

    Voting for Tax Refund Delay
    The IRS Commissioner has disclosed that because “It takes longer to process paper returns and in light of IRS budget cuts resulting in a smaller staff, it will likely take an additional week or more to process paper returns meaning that…
  • Jan 28

    The Taxation of Egg Donation

    The Taxation of Egg Donation
    Almost two years ago, in Getting Smart About Tax Questions, I expressed agreement with the advice given to an individual who donated eggs to a fertility clinic, that the compensation received for doing so was includible in gross income. I…
  • Jan 26

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction

    No Agreement? No Alimony Deduction
    A recent Tax Court case, Milbourn v. Comr., T. C. Memo 2015-13, teaches an important lesson to spouses working their way through divorce proceedings. Payments intended to be alimony that are made when there is no divorce or separation…
Rank this Week: 460