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Election Law

Election Law

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

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 89

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 17

    Drake Law School Hiring Announcement

    Drake Law School Hiring Announcement
    DRAKE UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL invites applications for the position of Executive Director of the Drake Legal Clinic (or Associate Dean of Experiential Learning) and Professor/Associate Professor of Law. The precise level will depend on the…
  • Aug 17

    An ABA Accreditation Standard on Employment Outcomes? Part 5.

    An ABA Accreditation Standard on Employment Outcomes? Part 5.
    If you are at this point persuaded that, at least in theory, an employment outcomes accreditation standard is an intelligent response to the crises of too many law graduates, too few law jobs, and too much law graduate debt, then...
  • Aug 17

    University of Oregon Hiring Announcement

    University of Oregon Hiring Announcement
    The University of Oregon School of Law invites applications for an assistant or associate professor (with tenure) in Criminal Law to begin in August 2018. Preference will be given to applicants with scholarship, teaching, or practice…
Rank this Week: 85

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Aug 17

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (August 17, 2017)

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (August 17, 2017)
    Top Downloads For: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) As of: 18 Jun 2017 - 17 Aug 2017 Rank Paper Downloads 1. How to Restructure Venezuelan Debt (¿Cómo restructurar la deuda venezolana?) Lee C. Buchheit…
  • Aug 16

    Duress in Demotion and Termination Case: Not so Fast, Employer

    Duress in Demotion and Termination Case: Not so Fast, Employer
    In times when it seems that employers often not only attempt to, but also often get away with, unreasonable demotion and/or termination attempts, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has upheld the rights of employees not to be forced into...
  • Aug 12

    Why Hawkins v. McGee Might be the Best Teaching Tool in Contracts Law

    Why Hawkins v. McGee Might be the Best Teaching Tool in Contracts Law
    Continuing with responses to Professor Calleros' call for the best contracts cases, Professor Otto Stockmeyer weighs in with his piece 'Reflection on Teaching the First Day of Contracts Class.' In his paper Professor Stockmeyer discuses…
Rank this Week: 128

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 17

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?

    Venezuela is Like... PDVSA's Alter Ego, and Vice Versa?
    And so it begins. As Anna notes, Venezuela is in dire straits, yet its stubborn insistence on paying bondholders puts it in the running for "world's slowest train wreck." When the wheels finally leave the tracks, expect a…
  • Aug 9

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?

    Guess Who's Supporting Predatory Lending?
    Guess who’s sponsoring legislation to facilitate predatory lending? It’s not just the usual suspects from the GOP, but it looks like a number of centrist “New Democrats” are signing up to help predatory financial institutions evade…
  • Aug 9

    CFPB Politics Update

    CFPB Politics Update
    Time for a CFPB politics update: FSOC veto, Congressional Review Act override of the arbitration rulemaking, Director succession line, and contempt of Congress all discussed below the break. What happened to that FSOC Veto Threat? The OCC…
Rank this Week: 77

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 17

    Third Circuit again addresses ascertainability and class certification

    Third Circuit again addresses ascertainability and class certification
    We have blogged before about the Third Circuit’s demanding “ascertainability” standard for class certification, which poses a class-action barrier unsupported by the rule. See here, here, and here. The Third Circuit…
  • Aug 16

    Uber settles with FTC over allegedly deceptive privacy and data security practice

    Uber settles with FTC over allegedly deceptive privacy and data security practice
    Uber Technologies, Inc. has agreed to implement a comprehensive privacy program and obtain regular, independent audits to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that the ride-sharing company deceived consumers by failing to monitor employee…
  • Aug 16

    CFPB investigating Zillow's ad practice

    CFPB investigating Zillow's ad practice
    The Washington Post reports: According to Zillow, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has concluded a two-year investigation into the company’s “co-marketing” arrangements that allow mortgage lenders to pay for portions…
Rank this Week: 69

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Injury Crash on I-15 mp 196, near Idaho/Montana border

    Injury Crash on I-15 mp 196, near Idaho/Montana border
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Aug 17

    Fatality crash US95 MP441 near Chilco

    Fatality crash US95 MP441 near Chilco
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 1 Patrol 615 West Wilbur Ave. Coeur…
  • Aug 17

    Fatality Crash Northbound I15 Near Idaho Fall

    Fatality Crash Northbound I15 Near Idaho Fall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
Rank this Week: 206

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Aug 17

    FPPC Votes to Change Recall Election Campaign Finance Rule

    FPPC Votes to Change Recall Election Campaign Finance Rule
    On August 17, the Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) voted to reverse a longstanding rule that limited how much money Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 17

    Thursday’s Government and Ethics New

    Thursday’s Government and Ethics New
    Lobbying Alabama: “Alabama Ethics Commission Punts on Lobbyist Opinion” by Brian Lyman for Montgomery Advertiser Maine: “State Employees Union Could Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 16

    Anaheim, CA Adopts Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Ordinance

    Anaheim, CA Adopts Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Ordinance
    On August 15, the Anaheim City Council adopted an ethics and lobbying ordinance. The ordinance imposes a two-year revolving door Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 770

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    "We Can Work It Out"

    "We Can Work It Out"
    I've been ruminating lately about the above-named Beatles song, perhaps in part because we're at a time and in a place where things do not seem working out for our country or the world, on many levels, but also due to its own extraordinary…
  • Aug 17

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"

    Be it good or bad, let's stop calling it "tax reform"
    The media pervasively uses the term "tax reform" to describe the income tax changes that the Republicans are seeking.  And it pervasively compares these changes to 1986 tax reform. This should stop.My reason for saying this is not just…
  • Aug 11

    In memory of Harry Grubert

    In memory of Harry Grubert
    I am sad to pass on the news that Harry Grubert, longtime Senior Research Economist in the Office of Tax Analysis at the U.S. Department of  the Treasury, and also a friend I greatly admired, has died quietly from a long-term…
Rank this Week: 631

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Aug 17

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)

    * The Sausage Factory (TM)
    17 Seconds #39 Clocktower Law is committed to continuously improving its service. On 07/30/17 we launched The Sausage FactoryTM, a website powered by MAMP (open source software for the macOS operating system, the Apache web server, the MySQL…
  • Aug 1

    * Old Dogs, New Trick

    * Old Dogs, New Trick
    LawLawLaw #43: Technology, Law, Baseball, Rock ‘n’ Roll. About LawLawLaw My name is Erik Heels, and this is my LawLawLawTM newsletter. Since 2001, LawLawLaw has documented trends in technology, law (mostly patents and trademarks),…
  • Jul 17

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story

    * Why We PMC: The MCats Band Story
    17 Seconds #38 [Editor’s note: This edition of “17 Seconds” has been heavily cross-posted (on clocktowerlaw.com, erikjheels.com, giantpeople.com, mcatsband.org, Facebook, and LinkedIn) because cancer sucks!] On Sunday…
Rank this Week: 247

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Aug 17

    Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money

    Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money
    Chicago Tribune (August 16, 2017): Federal court: Arkansas can block Planned Parenthood money, by Andrew DeMillo: On Wednesday, the 8th Circuit vacated a preliminary injunction prohibiting Arkansas from suspending Medicaid payments to Planned…
  • Aug 17

    Abortion rights group starts advocacy campaign aimed at men

    Abortion rights group starts advocacy campaign aimed at men
    Chicago Tribune (August 9, 2017): Abortion rights group starts advocacy campaign aimed at men, by Rick Pearson In an effort to engage men, an abortion rights group in Illinois has started a campaign which is named "CallBullS***" or…
  • Aug 4

    Study Finds States With More Abortion Restrictions Score Worse On Women's Health

    Study Finds States With More Abortion Restrictions Score Worse On Women's Health
    WBUR 90.9 (Aug. 1, 2017): States With More Abortion Restrictions Score Worse On Women's Health, Study Finds, by Eojin Choi A newly released report by Ibis Reproductive Health and the Center for Reproductive Rights found that the the…
Rank this Week: 75

Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
  • Aug 17

    Application of Tennessee Savings Statute When Initial Filing Deadline Missed

    Application of Tennessee Savings Statute When Initial Filing Deadline Missed
    In Jones v. Behrman, No. W2016-00643-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. June 27, 2017), the Court of Appeals affirmed dismissal of an HCLA claim for failure to file within the applicable statute of limitations Decedent suffered from several health…
  • Aug 14

    Nuisance, Invasion of Privacy, IIED, and Chicken

    Nuisance, Invasion of Privacy, IIED, and Chicken
    In Stinson v. Mensel, No. M2016-00624-COA-R3-CV (Tenn. Ct. App. July 12, 2017), a neighborly dispute about chickens turned into a suit and counter-suit for nuisance, intentional infliction of emotional distress, invasion of privacy and…
  • Aug 10

    Mothers, Minors and Medical Bill

    Mothers, Minors and Medical Bill
    Who has the right to recover medical expenses incurred for personal injuries to children in Tennessee?  The parents?  The minor?  Either but not both?  Does it make any difference if there is a holder of a subrogation…
Rank this Week: 257

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/
  • Aug 17

    LAW Art Installation in the Law Library

    LAW Art Installation in the Law Library
    Ever wondered about  the big “LAW” on the wall of the base level of the law library and wondered what it is? It’s a ceramic plate collage by Cleveland artist Angelica Pozo. The collage spells LAW and is made up of…
  • Aug 16

    Study Rooms for Law Student

    Study Rooms for Law Student
    Reserve a Study Room Here. Study Rooms are available in the law library for law student use.  Note: they are heavily used during exams—so make sure to familiarize yourself with how to reserve one for you or your group:   Only…
  • Aug 14

    Student Lounge: Open to All Law Student

    Student Lounge: Open to All Law Student
    Welcome to our new 1Ls, LLM, and MLS students! Also, a hearty welcome back to our returning students. The student lounge (Rm 102 in the library) has space to eat, a microwave, toaster, Keurig coffee maker and fridge. Also to be found in the…
Rank this Week: 403

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 17

    We Must Remove Shrines to White Supremacy From Public Property

    We Must Remove Shrines to White Supremacy From Public Property
    Shrines to white supremacy and racial violence denigrate my existence and that of millions of North Carolinians. The resurgence of white supremacy and the violence perpetrated by neo-Nazi terrorists in Charlottesville are painful reminders of…
  • Aug 17

    After Years of Slammed Doors, Torture Survivors Finally End Impunity Streak

    After Years of Slammed Doors, Torture Survivors Finally End Impunity Streak
    I’m in awe of our clients, who courageously pursued justice and prevailed against overwhelming odds. As an attorney representing victims of torture, one of the most inspiring things I have ever seen is the sheer determination of…
  • Aug 16

    Overcrowding in Nebraska’s Prisons Is Causing a Medical and Mental Health Care Crisi

    Overcrowding in Nebraska’s Prisons Is Causing a Medical and Mental Health Care Crisi
    We’re suing to end the inhumane conditions in Nebraska’s prison system. Nebraska’s prison conditions are inhumane and unconstitutional, and ultimately, they hurt public safety. We can’t reduce recidivism rates among…
Rank this Week: 80

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Aug 17

    Court Rules that Government Officials Blocking Users on Social Media Can Violate First Amendment

    Court Rules that Government Officials Blocking Users on Social Media Can Violate First Amendment
    Social media is everywhere. While sites like Facebook have been around for a while, the sheer number of social media outlets, the number of people on them, and the number of things they are used for has reached unprecedented levels. However,…
  • Aug 15

    Martin Shkreli Convicted of Fraud

    Martin Shkreli Convicted of Fraud
    Martin Shkreli is, quite arguably, one of the most hated men in the United States of America. After drawing the ire of the nation a few years back with his choice to increase the price of a critical AIDS drug by around 5770%, followed by a…
  • Aug 14

    LGBT Rights: Understanding the Department of Justice In-fights with EEOC

    LGBT Rights: Understanding the Department of Justice In-fights with EEOC
    Over the last year or so, we’ve talked quite a bit about the strides made in LGBT employment rights taken by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC). We’ve seen enormous steps towards extending protection of the law to…
Rank this Week: 534

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Aug 17

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie

    Minnesota AG files lawsuit against pension advance companie
    The Minnesota Attorney General announced that she has filed a lawsuit in state court against two pension advance companies. According to the AG’s press release, the companies often solicited borrowers through their own websites or…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB creates online form for regulatory question

    CFPB creates online form for regulatory question
    The CFPB has created a new online form for obtaining informal staff guidance on questions about CFPB regulations.  A link to the new form appears on the CFPB’s website on the “Compliance and guidance” page. It is…
  • Aug 17

    CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance program

    CFPB issues reports on student loan repayment and repayment assistance program
    The CFPB has issued two new reports concerning student loans.  The first report, “CFPB Data Point: Student Loan Repayment,” examines how the payment patterns of student loan borrowers have changed over the last 14…
Rank this Week: 666

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 141

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Aug 17

    IECA Urges Moratorium on Further Non-FTA LNG Export

    IECA Urges Moratorium on Further Non-FTA LNG Export
    Claiming that exporting LNG is “a manufacturing job destroyer” in the long run, the Industrial Energy Consumers of America (IECA) have sent a letter to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Rick Perry which “provide[s]…
  • Aug 17

    Court Affirms Freeport LNG Export Authority

    Court Affirms Freeport LNG Export Authority
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit has denied Sierra Club’s challenge to U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) orders approving LNG exports by Freeport LNG Expansion LP. According to the Law360 article, the court rejected Sierra…
  • Aug 17

    FERC Approves Pre-Filing Procedures for Commonwealth LNG Project

    FERC Approves Pre-Filing Procedures for Commonwealth LNG Project
    FERC has approved Commonwealth LNG, LLC’s request to initiate the pre-filing environmental review process for Commonwealth LNG’s proposed liquefaction and LNG export facility in Cameron Parish, La. along the South Prong of Grand…
Rank this Week: 133

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 17

    ABA Forms New Commission To Rethink Legal Education

    ABA Forms New Commission To Rethink Legal Education
    As New Presidential Initiative, ABA Commission to Develop Roadmap to Rethink Legal Education: New American Bar President Hilarie Bass will focus on redesigning legal education as one of her key priorities, and has created a commission of top…
  • Aug 17

    Supreme Court To Consider Prosecutors' Use Of An 'Uber Tax Crime Statute' As An 'All-Purpose Tax Felony'

    Supreme Court To Consider Prosecutors' Use Of An 'Uber Tax Crime Statute' As An 'All-Purpose Tax Felony'
    National Law Journal, Jenner Lawyers Attack 'Uber Tax Crime Law' in New High Court Term: In a series of recent decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court has reined in prosecutors' use of broadly worded statutes and clauses to charge criminal conduct.…
  • Aug 17

    Do We Really Want To Make It Easier To Go To Law School?

    Do We Really Want To Make It Easier To Go To Law School?
    The American Lawyer, Do We Really Want to Make It Easier to Go to Law School?: Can we cut through the bull about why law schools are now accepting GREs for admission? The fact is that applications are falling, and law schools are desperate…
Rank this Week: 6

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 17

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Court Rejects Iowa Murderer's Appeal:  An Iowa appeals court has denied a life-sentenced murderer's claim that his re sentencing to comply with the Supreme Court's 2012 ruling in Miller v. Alabama remains unconstitutionally harsh. …
  • Aug 16

    News Scan

    News Scan
    MS-13 Bust in Ohio & Indiana:  On Tuesday, Federal agents arrested ten members of the "Columbus Clique,"  a branch of the brutal MS-13 gang.  Travis Fedschun of Fox News reports that three other members of the gang were…
  • Aug 16

    Primary Note

    Primary Note
    A couple of congressional primary elections were held yesterday.Alabama held a primary to fill the remaining two years of Jeff Sessions' Senate term.  Senator and former AG Luther Strange, appointed to fill the seat until the election,…
Rank this Week: 306

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 16

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Skulason v. California Bureau of Real Estate (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    What Justice Humes says is absolutely right:"Skulason’s point is well taken. There is no doubt that the Internet substantially increases the ease with which the public can access information that was previously available only…
  • Aug 16

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)

    Ponte v. County of Calaveras (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 16, 2017)
    This introductory paragraph really gets to the heart of the matter:"Plaintiff Dennis Ponte is asking defendant County of Calaveras (County) to pay him over $150,000 to reimburse him for work purportedly performed on the County’s behalf…
  • Aug 14

    People v. Trever P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2017)

    People v. Trever P. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2017)
    I just knew that when this opinion mentioned that it involved a 12-year old child babysitting his 4-year old cousin that we'd be talking about something bad.Admittedly, I didn't know that it'd be this bad.  For example, that we'd be…
Rank this Week: 152

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 17

    ICC orders reparations for destruction of Timbuktu shrine

    ICC orders reparations for destruction of Timbuktu shrine
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] on Thursday found [order, PDF] that a Malian jihadist is liable for individual and collective reparations for overseeing the destruction of Muslim shrines in Timbuktu. Ahmad Al Faqi…
  • Aug 17

    Settlement reached in lawsuit over CIA interrogation technique

    Settlement reached in lawsuit over CIA interrogation technique
    The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) [advocacy website] on Thursday announced a settlement in a lawsuit against two psychologists who devised the torture techniques used on three former Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) prisoners. The…
  • Aug 17

    Oregon governor signs bill expanding coverage of abortions and birth control

    Oregon governor signs bill expanding coverage of abortions and birth control
    Oregon Governor Kate Brown [official website] signed a bill [text, PDF] into law on Tuesday that expands access to abortions and birth control. The bill prohibits health benefit plans from imposing a deductible, coinsurance, copayment or any…
Rank this Week: 11

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    What are the Criminal Penalties for Driving Uninsured in Massachusetts?

    What are the Criminal Penalties for Driving Uninsured in Massachusetts?
    In MA, drivers are required to carry liability insurance. The minimum requirements are $20,000 per person for bodily injury, $40,000 per accident for bodily injury, $8,000 for personal injury protection, and $5,000 to cover property damages…
  • Aug 17

    What is the Difference Between Indecent Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault in MA?

    What is the Difference Between Indecent Assault and Aggravated Sexual Assault in MA?
    Sexual assault is a serious crime, and MA punishes it harshly. It is loosely defined as the unwanted and offensive sexual touching of another. The type of touching can vary widely; forced penetration is one form of sexual assault, but so is…
  • Aug 15

    Day Care Worker Facing Charges After Child Dies in Parked Van

    Day Care Worker Facing Charges After Child Dies in Parked Van
    A horrific tragedy earlier this month reminds us that a vehicle can quickly become deadly on a hot day. Last week, the body of three-year-old Myles Hill was discovered in a parked van at the Little Miracles Academy day care center in Orlando.…
Rank this Week: 351

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 17

    Gender expression, identity now protected for children in Ontario legislation

    Gender expression, identity now protected for children in Ontario legislation
    New Ontario legislation that has replaced or amended acts affecting children, youth and families has recognized gender identity and gender expression as a protected area, a further example of how family law and the rights of children are…
  • Aug 17

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 17, 2017

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 17, 2017
    CanadaSaudi Arabia defends use of Canadian-made armoured vehicles against civilians, Globe and MailThree children killed in collision northeast of Calgary, Canadian Press Two injured in shooting incident outside mall in west-end Toronto,…
  • Aug 16

    Changes to judicial application form a step towards more diverse on the bench

    Changes to judicial application form a step towards more diverse on the bench
    Ontario recently announced the Judicial Appointments Advisory Committee will be taking steps to increase diversity in the judiciary, including recruiting more judges from indigenous communities. “Trust in the justice system requires a…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Aug 17

    Charlottesville and the Problem of Donald Trump’s Constitution

    Charlottesville and the Problem of Donald Trump’s Constitution
    It never meant much that in the statement he delivered from the White House about Charlottesville, President Trump trudged to a mike and checked the teleprompting box. He has always chosen to govern by the tweet: It is his authentic voice in…
  • Aug 17

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    A D.C. federal district court judge ruled yesterday in United States v. Abu Khatallah denying defendant Ahmed Abu Khattalah’s motion to suppress statements made to interrogators after he had waived his Miranda rights, The New York Times…
  • Aug 17

    Invisible Hands and Iron Fists: Challenges in Regulating the Innovation Economy

    Invisible Hands and Iron Fists: Challenges in Regulating the Innovation Economy
    Have you heard of “Regulators in Cyberia”?  No, it’s not the latest thriller on the silver screen.  Rather, it’s a white paper recently released by the Federalist Society’s Regulatory Transparency…
Rank this Week: 65

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 384

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/
  • Aug 17

    Hate Groups & Tax Benefit

    Hate Groups & Tax Benefit
    Both Terri Helge and Joseph Mead previously reported in this space on the tax benefits that many organizations often identified as "hate groups" enjoy because of the broad and vague requirements for qualifying as an educational…
  • Aug 17

    Another Crackdown on Foreign NGOs - Will the G20 Try to Address This Issue?

    Another Crackdown on Foreign NGOs - Will the G20 Try to Address This Issue?
    The N.Y. Times reports that the Cambodian Prime Minister has ordered U.S.-based Agape International Missions to end its operations in that country after it was featured in a CNN report on the sex trade there. As detailed in the story,...
  • Aug 16

    The Achilles Heel of Charitable Contribution Deductions - Paperwork

    The Achilles Heel of Charitable Contribution Deductions - Paperwork
    Over the summer, the United States Tax Court in RERI Holdings I, LLC v. Commissioner upheld the disallowance of a $33 million charitable contribution deduction because of the failure of RERI Holdings I, LLC to state on its required Form...
Rank this Week: 212

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

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

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Aug 17

    Supreme Court finds assaulted harbor patrol officer was not a peace officer

    Supreme Court finds assaulted harbor patrol officer was not a peace officer
    Seeing “no reason why the Legislature might have wanted to confer the status and ‘formidable power’ of a peace officer on public employees who have no necessary law enforcement duties,” the Supreme Court today reverses…
  • Aug 16

    Opinion filing tomorrow about assaults on harbor patrol officer

    Opinion filing tomorrow about assaults on harbor patrol officer
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Pennington, which was argued on the late-May calendar.  (Briefs here; oral argument video here.) In Pennington, the court will decide whether the People proved that…
  • Aug 16

    Ninth Circuit sends employment law case to Supreme Court

    Ninth Circuit sends employment law case to Supreme Court
    The Ninth Circuit today asks the California Supreme Court to answer a question that it says is one “of extreme importance to numerous employees and employers in California” and that has “no clear answer” under…
Rank this Week: 829

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 17

    Three ways to level up your practice

    Three ways to level up your practice
    When it comes to growing a law practice, slow and steady works. But, by definition, it’s slow. What if you want to grow quickly? What if you want to dramatically increase your income in a relatively short period of time? Oh yes, it can…
  • Aug 16

    Thinking like a lawyer may be costing you money

    Thinking like a lawyer may be costing you money
    On my walk today I saw a car parked in front of a neighbor’s house. On the car door was a magnetic sign advertising, “Pam’s house sitting and pet sitting” business. Attached to the sign was a plastic business card…
  • Aug 15

    How to start a conversation with a stranger

    How to start a conversation with a stranger
    Being able to approach and speak to strangers is a valuable skill to have in your marketing quiver. Like any skill, you can get better with practice. Yesterday, after my walk, I was at the park cooling down and saw a mother pushing her two…
Rank this Week: 641

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 17

    Navigating Commercial Leases for Cannabis Businesse

    Navigating Commercial Leases for Cannabis Businesse
    Cannabis businesses have many legal issues with which to contend, from banking to bud-tending. Commercial leases for cannabis businesses raise special concerns for both landlords and tenants. Because of the federal civil asset forfeiture…
  • Aug 15

    American Legion Joins the Cannabis Cause to Improve Veterans’ Live

    American Legion Joins the Cannabis Cause to Improve Veterans’ Live
    The Trump Administration’s anti-marijuana policies adversely affect thousands of Americans who rely on the medicinal benefits of cannabis to relieve various forms of suffering. There is, perhaps, no more potent illustration of the harm…
  • Aug 14

    Banking Regulations Leave the Marijuana Industry Subject to Violent Crime

    Banking Regulations Leave the Marijuana Industry Subject to Violent Crime
    Federal banking regulations have made the operation of a cannabis business both a complicated and dangerous proposition. Because cannabis is still classified as a Schedule I drug under federal law, any transactions made at a cannabis business…
Rank this Week: 783

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Aug 17

    Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design

    Crocs Denied Patent for Plastic Shoe Design
    IPNews® - Popular footwear company, Crocs, has received a third rejection of its design patent application for its popular shoe design. Crocs’ shoe design was deemed unoriginal and there are reports that the design was already in…
  • Aug 9

    Mississippi Business Man Files Trademark for "N" word

    Mississippi Business Man Files Trademark for "N" word
    IPNews® - A businessman from Mississippi has applied to trademark the “N” word in an attempt to transform the word away from a racial slur. Curtis Bordenave wants us to redefine the word and instead give it a positive meaning.…
  • Aug 3

    Pierogi Fest Trademark Battle Heats Up

    Pierogi Fest Trademark Battle Heats Up
    IPNews® - A pierogi is at the center of a trademark battle in Pennsylvania.  One pierogi festival claims trademark infringement, while the other claims there are no grounds for consumer confusion.  After legal action was…
Rank this Week: 870

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 19

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    End-of-summer reading list addition

    End-of-summer reading list addition
    Grits saw several academic offerings recently to which I hope to return soon as I close out my summer reading, so let's record those links here; maybe others will be interested in them as well:Amicus brief from scholars, Carpenter v. US…
  • Aug 15

    Reasonably Suspicious: Bethke leaves TIDC, cap-and-trade to limit incarceration?, DNA-mixture SNAFUs, and more

    Reasonably Suspicious: Bethke leaves TIDC, cap-and-trade to limit incarceration?, DNA-mixture SNAFUs, and more
    Just Liberty's latest "Reasonably Suspicious" podcast features discussions of important issues and fresh ideas confronting Texas' criminal justice system. (This is the last episode in our "soft launch" before promoting the show more widely…
  • Aug 6

    Overtime for police court appearances a growing cost driver at Austin PD

    Overtime for police court appearances a growing cost driver at Austin PD
    Last month, a Grits post highlighted provisions in the Austin and Houston meet and confer contracts which gave officers extra pay for time they spend testifying in court. In Houston, courts found this gave officers an incentive to make…
Rank this Week: 46

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 17

    Pauli on Negotiating News at the White House @TAMULawSchool

    Pauli on Negotiating News at the White House @TAMULawSchool
    Carol Pauli, Texas A&M University School of Law, is publishing Enemy of the People: Negotiating News at the White House in the Ohio State Journal of Dispute Resolution. Here is the abstract. How can the press serve as a check...
  • Aug 17

    Thornburg on Twitter and the #So-Called Judge

    Thornburg on Twitter and the #So-Called Judge
    Elizabeth G. Thornburg, Southern Methodist University School of Law, has published Twitter and the #So-Called Judge. Here is the abstract. One-hundred-forty characters may be insufficient to deliver a treatise on the judiciary, but it is more…
  • Aug 17

    O'Callaghan on Developing a Right to Be Forgotten in the United State

    O'Callaghan on Developing a Right to Be Forgotten in the United State
    Patrick O'Callaghan, University College Cork, School of Law, is publishing The Chance 'to Melt into the Shadows of Obscurity': Developing a Right to Be Forgotten in the United States in Privacy: Core Concepts and Contemporary Issues (A Cudd…
Rank this Week: 37

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Aug 17

    Registration under way for annual paralegal CLE event

    Registration under way for annual paralegal CLE event
    By Megan Goor The State Bar of Texas Paralegal Division is hosting its annual three-day CLE event October 4-6 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Addison. Early registration has been extended until August 22. The Texas Advanced Paralegal Seminar, or…
  • Aug 17

    Stories of Recovery: The Problem Was Me

    Stories of Recovery: The Problem Was Me
    Editor’s note: This post is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Stories of Recovery series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse or mental…
  • Aug 17

    Stories of Recovery: The Problem Was Me

    Stories of Recovery: The Problem Was Me
    Editor’s note: This post is part of the Texas Lawyers’ Assistance Program’s Stories of Recovery series. TLAP offers confidential assistance for lawyers, law students, and judges with substance abuse or mental…
Rank this Week: 758

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin Austermuehle.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 595

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Aug 17

    Question Remains: Should Apple Workers Be Paid for Security Screening Time?

    Question Remains: Should Apple Workers Be Paid for Security Screening Time?
    Yesterday, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal asked the California Supreme Court to help resolve the question of whether Apple’s store workers should be paid for time they spend undergoing security checks at the end of their shifts. The…
  • Aug 15

    CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Document

    CalChamber Fighting Unlimited Access to Employer Document
    A California Chamber of Commerce-opposed bill that allows organizations unaffiliated with the employer to access an undefined and potentially unlimited scope of employer internal documents awaits action by the state Senate. AB…
  • Aug 14

    CalChamber’s HR Shameless Plug Awards Contest Now Open

    CalChamber’s HR Shameless Plug Awards Contest Now Open
    CalChamber’s HR Shameless Plug Awards Contest has begun! Star, direct and produce a commercial for CalChamber that highlights the value and benefits of membership or any of our compliance and training products. You could win a $1,500…
Rank this Week: 533

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: 52

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 17

    AALS Section on Business Associations: Call for Nominations - Outstanding Mentors of 2017

    AALS Section on Business Associations: Call for Nominations - Outstanding Mentors of 2017
    The Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Business Associations seeks to recognize Section members who demonstrate exemplary mentoring qualities. We seek nomination letters on behalf of a deserving colleague (please no self-nominations)…
  • Aug 17

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek SSRN & Law Review Roundup (August 17, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Midweek SSRN & Law Review Roundup (August 17, 2017)
    "the authors unsettle great man narratives of invention" https://t.co/GvcL0aHfke #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) August 14, 2017 "Despite ... risk of negative returns ... M&A ... transactions provide for portfolio…
  • Aug 16

    The CEOs of Corporate America vs. The CEO of America

    The CEOs of Corporate America vs. The CEO of America
    Business leaders probably didn’t think the honeymoon would be over so fast. A CEO as President, a deregulation czar, billionaires in the cabinet- what could possibly go wrong? When Ken Frazier, CEO of Merck, resigned from one of the…
Rank this Week: 91

Utah Estate Planning

Utah Estate Planning

Covers estate planning, probate, trusts and wills in Utah. By Jason C. Hunter.

http://www.utahestateplanning.typepad.com/
  • Aug 17

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly

    New York Considers Legislation to Help the Elderly
    “Elder abuse is an under-reported crime that preys on the people who worked hard to build our communities.” Several pieces of legislation in New York are being considered that are aimed at helping health care workers and bank employees…
  • Aug 16

    What about the Taxes on Inherited Property?

    What about the Taxes on Inherited Property?
    “When you leave a home to loved ones, they get a step-up in basis which means tax savings.”
  • Aug 15

    Retirement Secrets to Share

    Retirement Secrets to Share
    “Here are three secrets about retiring that no one wants to talk about but that you need to hear.”
Rank this Week: 517

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
Rank this Week: 66

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Endangered Species Law & Policy

Covers listing decisions, critical habitats and endangered species litigation. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.endangeredspecieslawandpolicy.com/
  • Aug 17

    Executive Order Aims to Streamline Environmental Permitting of Infrastructure Project

    Executive Order Aims to Streamline Environmental Permitting of Infrastructure Project
    In furtherance of the administration’s broad infrastructure initiative, President Trump on August 15 signed an executive order (EO) entitled “Establishing Discipline and Accountability in the Environmental Review…
  • Aug 9

    National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna

    National Marine Fisheries Service Declines to List Pacific Bluefin Tuna
    On August 9, 2017, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) issued a 12-month finding on a petition to list the Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalis) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA),…
  • Aug 3

    Federal Appeals Court Keeps Great Lakes Grey Wolves Listed As Threatened

    Federal Appeals Court Keeps Great Lakes Grey Wolves Listed As Threatened
    On August 1, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit issued a decision in Humane Society of the U.S. v. Zinke, Case No. 15-5041 (Aug. 1, 2017), affirming a district court decision that keeps the Western Great…
Rank this Week: 700

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch

    11th Circuit vs. then-Judge Gorsuch
    The 11th Circuit, per Judge Dubina, issued an opinion today disagreeing with then-Judge Gorsuch in United States v. Games-Perez. 667 F.3d 1136, 1142 (10th Cir. 2012) (Gorsuch, J., concurring in judgment). The Gorsuch opinion was defendant…
  • Aug 16

    Jeff Sessions in Miami

    Jeff Sessions in Miami
    Here's AG Jeff Sessions' speech in Miami. At the 7:30 mark, he thanks Acting U.S. Attorney Ben Greenberg, who was present at the speech. He calls former U.S. Attorney Stanley Marcus his "cohort" back in the day.
  • Aug 15

    Interesting amicus briefs on cell site case (Carpenter) before SCOTUS

    Interesting amicus briefs on cell site case (Carpenter) before SCOTUS
    The Supreme Court will hear the cell site case (Carpenter) sometime this winter.  Amicus briefs in support of Carpenter were filed yesterday.  Here is one by EFF and NACDL,* among others.  The Cato Institute brief is also worth…
Rank this Week: 150

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
  • Aug 17

    What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?

    What is the Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas?
    Two weeks ago, we published a map showing how far $100 in purchasing power would go in different states. This week’s map further explores purchasing power differences at the metropolitan level. Using data from the Bureau of Economic…
  • Aug 17

    An Inside Look at Trump’s Infrastructure Plan

    An Inside Look at Trump’s Infrastructure Plan
    President Trump signed an infrastructure permitting executive order on Tuesday, the intended highlight of that day’s news conference. The executive order is part of the White House’s “Infrastructure Week,” and has the…
  • Aug 16

    Amazon’s Marketplace Business Isn’t a Tax Avoidance Scheme

    Amazon’s Marketplace Business Isn’t a Tax Avoidance Scheme
    President Trump on more than one occasion has accused Amazon of not paying taxes. The latest version came out this morning on Twitter. Most assume that he’s referring to whether the e-commerce company collects sales taxes. So, does…
Rank this Week: 930

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    Health Wonk Review is up

    Health Wonk Review is up
    Peggy Salvatore hosts the jam-packed Lulls of Summer edition. From the philosophical to the urgent, you'll be glad you stopped by.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Aug 17

    Batting Averages, The Weather, Businesses & Obamacare Co-op

    Batting Averages, The Weather, Businesses & Obamacare Co-op
    In baseball being successful 3 out of 10 times at the plate will likely get you into the Hall of Fame.A meteorologist forecast projecting out 10 days is right about 40% of the time. The Farmers Almanac claims a success rate of 80%.Start…
  • Aug 16

    Mid-Week Linkpourri

    Mid-Week Linkpourri
    ■ From FoIB Holly R we learn about a "start-up called Aledade [that] has figured out a way of reducing healthcare costs while improving care." Founded by the "national coordinator for health information technology at the [HHS] in the…
Rank this Week: 56