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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Mar 6

    [Eugene Volokh] ACLU argues that cancellation of Redskins trademark violates the First Amendment

    [Eugene Volokh] ACLU argues that cancellation of Redskins trademark violates the First Amendment
    The Patent & Trademark Office held last year that the Redskins’ federal trademark must be canceled, because a federal statute bars registrations of marks that “may disparage … persons, living or dead, institutions,…
  • Mar 6

    [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] The invaluable Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)

    [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] The invaluable Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE)
    In the future, I may blog more often about the activities of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education (FIRE): The mission of FIRE is to defend and sustain individual rights at America’s colleges and universities. These rights…
  • Mar 6

    [Ilya Somin] Upcoming speaking engagement

    [Ilya Somin] Upcoming speaking engagement
    Here are my upcoming speaking engagements for the next few weeks. Most are related to my forthcoming book “The Grasping Hand: Kelo v. City of New London and the Limits of Eminent Domain.” The book comes out in June, in time for…
Rank this Week: 9

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    LBJ and MLK from the MIller Center

    LBJ and MLK from the MIller Center
    [From the newsletter of the Miller Center for Public Affairs at the University of Virginia.]To mark the 50th anniversary of the Bloody Sunday march in Selma on March 7, the Miller Center has compiled excerpts from President Lyndon…
  • Mar 6

    Maryland Legal History Publication

    Maryland Legal History Publication
    We have only now just noticed the existed of the on-line series Maryland Legal History Publications, maintained by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  Papers by Maryland law students predominate, lately with a…
  • Mar 6

    Schwartz on Misreading McCulloch v. Maryland

    Schwartz on Misreading McCulloch v. Maryland
    David S. Schwartz, University of Wisconsin Law School, has posted Misreading Mcculloch v. Maryland.  Here is the abstract:     The conventional reading of McCulloch v. Maryland maintains that that opinion established…
Rank this Week: 138

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 6

    Kysar Presents Interpreting Tax Treaties Today at Virginia

    Kysar Presents Interpreting Tax Treaties Today at Virginia
    Rebecca Kysar (Brooklyn) presents Interpreting Tax Treaties at Virginia today as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: The circumstances, if any, that permit a non-uniform, or differentiated, approach to treaty interpretation are difficult to…
  • Mar 6

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Accounting Today, IRS Doing Fewer Business Audits Due to Budget Cuts Atlanta Business Chronicle, Circlenet CEO Gets four months in prison for hiding money in Swiss bank Bloomberg, IRS Audits of U.S. Businesses Decline to Lowest Level Since…
  • Mar 6

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    AARP, Is the Polar Vortex Worse Than Preparing Your Tax Return? ABA Journal, Harvard, Northwestern Help Qatar Open Law School That Will Award a JD Degree Above the Law, Is This Law School Championing Academic Freedom Or Pandering To Bigotry?…
Rank this Week: 44

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 6

    Summer Immigration and Deportation Deportation Clinic at University of San Francisco

    Summer Immigration and Deportation Deportation Clinic at University of San Francisco
    The University of San Francisco School of Law is opening its Immigration and Deportation Defense Clinic to enrollment to non-USF law students this summer. 2-5 units of credit are available. The clinical course runs from June 8 to July 24....
  • Mar 6

    Autopsy Contradicts Police Story in Killing of Immigrant from Mexico

    Autopsy Contradicts Police Story in Killing of Immigrant from Mexico
    The Associated Press reports that an independent autopsy of an unarmed Mexican man killed by the police in Pasco, Washington showed he was shot up to seven times, including twice from behind, contradicting earlier statements from the…
  • Mar 6

    The Budgetary and Economic Costs of Addressing Unauthorized Immigration: Alternative Strategie

    The Budgetary and Economic Costs of Addressing Unauthorized Immigration: Alternative Strategie
    Congress continues to examine the issues surrounding immigration reform. In previous research, the American Action Forum (AAF) detailed the economic benefits of comprehensive immigration reform, including how reform of the core visa system…
Rank this Week: 19

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    You come at the queen, you best not miss: Oprah wins Own Your Power suit

    You come at the queen, you best not miss: Oprah wins Own Your Power suit
    Kelly-Brown v. Winfrey, No. 11 cv 7875 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 5. 2015) Kelly-Brown and her company, Own Your Power Communications, Inc., sued Oprah Winfrey and related defendants, alleging that they unlawfully used plaintiffs’ “Own…
  • Mar 6

    Transformative use of the day, Vancouver edition

    Transformative use of the day, Vancouver edition
    Via an eagle-eyed friend.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Mar 6

    Focus, Grasshopper: infringement isn't false advertising

    Focus, Grasshopper: infringement isn't false advertising
    Grasshopper Motorcycles, Ltd. v. Rivera, No. 14–cv–320, 2015 WL 853564 (W.D. Wis. Feb. 26, 2015) (magistrate judge) Grasshopper sells a moon-shaped backrest designed to be attached behind the driver’s seat of a…
Rank this Week: 98

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Mar 6

    AL-BA impetra HC contra medidas cautelares impostas a Marco Prisco

    AL-BA impetra HC contra medidas cautelares impostas a Marco Prisco
    A Assembleia Legislativa do Estado da Bahia (AL-BA), por meio dos deputados estaduais que integram sua Mesa Diretora, impetrou Habeas Corpus (HC) 126906 em favor do deputado estadual Marco Prisco Caldas (PSDB-BA), a fim de que sejam revogadas…
  • Mar 6

    Comissão do Congresso é questionada sobre proposta orçamentária do Judiciário e MPU

    Comissão do Congresso é questionada sobre proposta orçamentária do Judiciário e MPU
    O Sindicato dos Trabalhadores do Poder Judiciário e do Ministério Público da União no Distrito Federal (Sindjus) impetrou no Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) o Mandado de Segurança (MS) 33490, com pedido de…
  • Mar 6

    Entrevista do Saiba Mais trata do direito de resposta

    Entrevista do Saiba Mais trata do direito de resposta
    O direito de resposta, previsto no inciso V do artigo 5º da Constituição Federal, é o tema do quadro Saiba Mais, do canal do Supremo Tribunal Federal (STF) no YouTube, desta semana. O advogado Rodrigo Pereira de…
Rank this Week: 297

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Mar 6

    A Strikeout for ProPublica

    A Strikeout for ProPublica
    I am a fan of the web site/operation ProPublica. It is a source of new investigative journalism in an age in which there is too little of it, and fewer resources for it, than I would like or than society needs. Certainly it has a political…
  • Mar 6

    Erwin Chemerinsky at FIU

    Erwin Chemerinsky at FIU
    I am delighted that Dean Erwin Chemerinsky of UC-Irvine was at FIU this week for the Second Decanal Lecture on Legal Education. After the jump is the video of his talk to the students (it begins around the 1:30 mark), titled The Future of…
  • Mar 5

    The Persistence of Disproportionate Minority Contact

    The Persistence of Disproportionate Minority Contact
    Yesterday, DoJ issued its report on the Ferguson Police Department. Among many other failings, the report revealed the disproportionate rate at which African Americans come in contact with the Ferguson Police Department. While they account…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Mar 6

    Investment in Marijuana Industry Must Be Approached With Caution

    Investment in Marijuana Industry Must Be Approached With Caution
    Calvin Broadus, Jr. (better known as Snoop Dogg, a.k.a. Snoop Lion), recently announced he is culling together a fund to invest in a number of marijuana industry start-up ventures. The long-time rapper and purported marijuana connoisseur is…
  • Mar 4

    Conservatives Embracing Marijuana Reform

    Conservatives Embracing Marijuana Reform
    There was a time when conservatives were among the most vocal in terms of blocking access to marijuana - regardless of the purpose. That dynamic is changing, and the evolution has been rapid in recent years, evidenced again recently with the…
  • Mar 2

    Marijuana-as-Medicine Defense Successful in Florida Cultivation Case

    Marijuana-as-Medicine Defense Successful in Florida Cultivation Case
    Florida is among the handful of states that have yet to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes. And yet, a man who was caught growing some 50 plants at his private residence has been acquitted of marijuana manufacture - a third-degree…
Rank this Week: 606

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Mar 6

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Criminalizing Forced Payment of Dues:   The Wisconsin Legislature has passed a right to work law that would make it a crime to require a non-union worker to pay dues as a condition of employment.  The Associated Press  reports…
  • Mar 6

    The Mask Slip

    The Mask Slip
    Most of the manta supporting the watering down of criminal sentences focuses on what is called the "non-serious, non-violent, non-sexual" offender (actual specifics to be supplied later).  The idea is that we can release such people…
  • Mar 6

    Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stat

    Holder Frames Ferguson PD For Racism Using Bogus 'Disparate Impact' Stat
    The uninhibited Investors Business Daily has this editorial with the above title regarding the USDoJ report on the Ferguson, MO PD, not to be confused with the report the same day on the Brown shooting, which we noted here.I have...
Rank this Week: 114

IP Law Blog

IP Law Blog

Covers copyrights, cyberspace law, music, patents, privacy, trade secrets and trademarks. By Weintraub Genshlea Chediak.

http://www.theiplawblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    The Blurred Lines of an Infringement Action

    The Blurred Lines of an Infringement Action
    Many of you may be familiar with the pop hit “Blurred Lines” by Robin Thicke, Clifford Harris, more popularly known as T.I., and Pharrell Williams (the “Composers”).  If it does not sound familiar by title,…
  • Feb 27

    IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?

    IP in the NFL: “I’m Just Here So I Won’t Get Fined,” or Are You?
    Just last week, on February 18, 2015, Seattle Seahawks superstar running back Marshawn Lynch (“Lynch”), also known as Beast Mode, filed for a federal trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office…
  • Feb 27

    Congress is Reconsidering “Anti Troll” Legislation

    Congress is Reconsidering “Anti Troll” Legislation
    On February 5, 2015, Congressman Bob Goodlatte reintroduced the “Innovation Act”; a bill designed to implement several changes to the legal framework governing United States patent law. The law is designed to make it more…
Rank this Week: 638

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

False Claims Act/Qui Tam

Features current developments in whistleblower lawsuits brought under the False Claims Act. By Phillips & Cohen LLP.

http://quitam.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of March 2

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of March 2
    In a case that seems to be a major violation of public trust, a California patient safety consultant has agreed to pay the government $1 million to settle allegations that he secretly solicited and accepted kickbacks to recommend and promote…
  • Feb 20

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of February 16

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of February 16
    Compassionate Care Hospice of New York will pay the government $6 million to settle allegations that the for-profit hospice submitted false claims to Medicare and Medicaid programs for services that were never provided. (A.G. Schneiderman…
  • Feb 6

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of February 2

    Whistleblower and fraud news summary for week of February 2
    Community Health Systems has agreed to pay the government $75 million to resolve a whistleblower lawsuit brought by Phillips & Cohen client Robert Baker. CHS allegedly donated funds to counties in New Mexico as a way to improperly…
Rank this Week: 533

Labor Relations Update

Labor Relations Update

By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://www.laborrelationsupdate.com
Rank this Week: 743

California Eminent Domain Report

California Eminent Domain Report

Covers condemnation, inverse condemnation, and regulatory takings in California. By Nossaman LLP.

http://www.californiaeminentdomainreport.com
  • Mar 6

    Long-Awaited Montebello Grade Crossings Moving Forward

    Long-Awaited Montebello Grade Crossings Moving Forward
    As this article by OCTA explains, the Southern California region is growing both in terms of population and in the volume of goods moving through the region via both road and rail.  I am sure many of us are familiar with the impacts this…
  • Mar 5

    A Victory (at Least for Now) for Opponents of the Keystone Pipeline

    A Victory (at Least for Now) for Opponents of the Keystone Pipeline
    We’ve been following the saga of the Keystone XL pipeline for a while now, and the battle rages on in Washington.  Yesterday, the Republican-led Senate attempted to override President Obama’s veto of a bill to approve the…
  • Mar 4

    How Does Contamination Impact “Fair Market Value”?

    How Does Contamination Impact “Fair Market Value”?
    As California continues to expand and improve its infrastructure, public agencies are more frequently running into contaminated property.  A frequent question for eminent domain attorneys is:  “how does contamination impact…
Rank this Week: 766

Legal Insurance Blog

Legal Insurance Blog

Covers the benefits of pre-paid legal services. By Countrywide Pre-Paid Legal Services, Inc.

http://www.legal-insurance-blog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Protect Yourself from Cyber Thieve

    Protect Yourself from Cyber Thieve
    Identity Theft Protection is an important benefit. You have every right to feel extremely nervous. Cyber theft has gone beyond isolated occurrences and is almost an industry by itself. The latest case involved more than 100 banks…
  • Feb 26

    We Need to Talk

    We Need to Talk
    Verbal Communication is Critical in Legal Matters A group legal plan has to be careful when it tries to cut corners. Any need to economize has to be weighed against the quality of service. The topic of consultations and telephone calls arises…
  • Feb 20

    Three Ways Bureaucracy Drives You Crazy

    Three Ways Bureaucracy Drives You Crazy
    Government sometimes is in its own world Many citizens would rather have a root canal without Novocain then have to deal with a public agency. It sometimes seems that a government bureaucracy is created just to make life aggravating. That…
Rank this Week: 388

Child Safety Blog

Child Safety Blog

Covers building safety, cars, health insurance, legislation, medical malpractice, mental health, product liability, and vaccines. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.childprotectionblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Autism Organization Supports Immunization

    Autism Organization Supports Immunization
    The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported last week that nearly 120 people have contracted measles as a result of the outbreak that started a couple of months ago in Disneyland. According to a CNN poll, nearly 8 in 10 Americans…
  • Feb 27

    Uncertified Play Yards Present Risk of Suffocation

    Uncertified Play Yards Present Risk of Suffocation
    Product safety advocates have long warned parents about the suffocation dangers of padding and bedding in a child’s crib. Earlier this month, a related warning was given about padding in a play yard. The issue was raised by The Safety…
  • Feb 20

    Delay in Newborn Testing Can Be Life-Threatening

    Delay in Newborn Testing Can Be Life-Threatening
    For a couple of generations, the U.S. routinely has screened the blood of newborns to identify rare genetic conditions. But a recent editorial in USA Today reminded readers that too many delays at too many hospitals and labs are undermining…
Rank this Week: 822

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Back to the (19th-century) future in America

    Back to the (19th-century) future in America
    There was even a 19th-century German philosopher who diagnosed these things, I think, I forget the name. Carl something. Or Groucho...
  • Mar 6

    Stone on academic freedom at North Carolina

    Stone on academic freedom at North Carolina
    My law colleague Geoffrey Stone, a leading First Amendment scholar, writes about the brazen attack on academic freedom at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
  • Mar 6

    Steve Fuller and Science Studies part ways over creationism

    Steve Fuller and Science Studies part ways over creationism
    A reader (an untenured philosopher) writes: A group of researchers, led by Ron Eglash, from the field of Science Studies (STS) have written this petition to 4S (Society for Social Studies of Science) to adopt a resolution that STS scholars...
Rank this Week: 293

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Food, Farm & Family Law Blog

Covers national and international agriculture issues. By Rincker Law PLLC.

http://rinckerlaw.com/blog
  • Mar 6

    Pace Law School Alumni Profile

    Pace Law School Alumni Profile
    The post Pace Law School Alumni Profile appeared first on Rincker Law.
  • Mar 4

    Umbrella Insurance

    Umbrella Insurance
    “Umbrella insurance” is a special additional coverage for liability not covered by your existing policies. The name “umbrella” improperly infers that umbrella insurance adds coverage in the “holes” of…
  • Mar 2

    Form I-864: Sponsoring Spouse’s Duty to Support

    Form I-864: Sponsoring Spouse’s Duty to Support
    To file for a green card, the U.S. citizen must complete Form I-864, an Affidavit of Support, which is an immigration document requiring the U.S. citizen to maintain his or her foreign national spouse at or above 125% of the …The…
Rank this Week: 520

Welch & Condon Workers…

Welch & Condon Workers Compensation

Covers workers compensation issues in Washington.

http://washingtonworkerscompensation.wordpress.com
  • Mar 6

    Insult to Injury

    Insult to Injury
    This is a terrific series from ProPublica on the state of Workers Compensation in this Nation. A must read! http://www.propublica.org/series/workers-compensation
  • Feb 26

    Social Security Offset and “Full Retirement Age”

    Social Security Offset and “Full Retirement Age”
    Happy 2015 to everyone out there.  A recent law change has made a change to the workers’ compensation offset age.  A prior post here discusses the basics of the offset. Currently, the Department of Labor &…
  • Feb 26

    Why talk to an attorney?

    Why talk to an attorney?
    Thought this might be a conversation starter . . .  
Rank this Week: 998

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/
  • Mar 6

    Are Proposals for More Cost-Benefit Analysis a Stealth Attack on Dodd-Frank?

    Are Proposals for More Cost-Benefit Analysis a Stealth Attack on Dodd-Frank?
    by Jeff Sovern The American Banker had an article this week, Could the Fight Over Cost-Benefit Analysis Kill Reg Relief? that made some interesting points. After noting that Senate Banking Committee Chair Richard Shelby advocates more…
  • Mar 6

    Calls for CFPB to issue strong rules on payday lending

    Calls for CFPB to issue strong rules on payday lending
    The Hill reports: The chairs of the congressional progressive, Hispanic and Black caucuses are urging financial regulators to crack down on payday loans. In a joint letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray,…
  • Mar 6

    Dissatisfaction with "Privacy Bill of Rights"

    Dissatisfaction with "Privacy Bill of Rights"
    As we reported last week, the Administration recently released a proposed "Privacy Bill of Rights." Since then, both consumer groups and industry groups have noted their dissatisfaction with the Administration's draft. An article today in the…
Rank this Week: 602

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    This week’s argument audio

    This week’s argument audio
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s arguments. The Court heard arguments this week in: Ohio v. Clark Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission City of Los Angeles v. Patel Davis v.…
  • Mar 6

    SCOTUS Map: February and March 2015

    SCOTUS Map: February and March 2015
    February may be the shortest month of the year but the Supreme Court Justices made the most of it, tallying up thirteen appearances before reconvening in Washington, D.C., toward the end of the month for oral arguments. I covered most of…
  • Mar 6

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Wednesday’s oral arguments in King v. Burwell, the challenge to the availability of tax subsidies for individuals who purchase their health insurance on a marketplace created by the federal government, continue to dominate coverage of…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Mar 6

    30 Tips for First-Year Lawyer

    30 Tips for First-Year Lawyer
        The Young Lawyers Division of the ABA has offered several webinars on 30 Tips in 30 minutes for new lawyers. A powerpoint version of the tips is available. The tips are organized by new firm orientation, interacting with…
  • Mar 6

    Say Goodbye to Dan Thomas, Assistant Director, Technology Operation

    Say Goodbye to Dan Thomas, Assistant Director, Technology Operation
    It is with great sadness that we will be saying goodbye to Dan Thomas (pictured), Assistant Director, Technology Operations. Dan has lead the IT department here at C|M|Law for several years and will be missed greatly.  While Dan is…
  • Mar 5

    This Just In: Legal Guide for Dog Owner

    This Just In: Legal Guide for Dog Owner
    Are dogs property? Are dogs allowed in parks, airplanes, restaurants or hotels? What is pet insurance? What happens if your dog is involved in a custody dispute? These are some of the issues addressed in The American Bar Association Legal…
Rank this Week: 685

Horn Law Firm, P.C. Blog

Horn Law Firm, P.C. Blog

Covers Missouri personal injury.

http://www.hornlaw.com/blog/
  • Mar 6

    Guide For Parents To Help With Texting and Driving

    Guide For Parents To Help With Texting and Driving
    Texting and driving is now the leading cause of death among teens according to Cohen Children’s Medical Center in New York. More teens are killed by texting accidents than drunk driving accidents. Well over half of all teens admit…
  • Mar 2

    Distracted driving FAQ

    Distracted driving FAQ
    The law requires every driver to use care and caution for their own personal safety and the safety of others. Any activity that might take a driver’s eyes off of the road for even just a few seconds can be… The post Distracted…
  • Feb 26

    Smart Steering Wheel Invented By Teen

    Smart Steering Wheel Invented By Teen
    Tristan “T.J.” Evarts is 19 years of age and credited with inventing the first smart steering wheel that focuses on undistracted driving by encouraging safe hand position. With more distractions than ever while driving,…
Rank this Week: 994

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    AND YOU THOUGHT BROWARD JUDGES HAD PROBLEMS…?

    AND YOU THOUGHT BROWARD JUDGES HAD PROBLEMS…?
    The Professor presents:What is about Central Florida judges?  Is it something in the water or Mickey Mouse syndrome.  How many have to go down before they learn that everyone is watching?First there is Polk County Court Judge Susan…
  • Mar 5

    CHIEF JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED, AND MORE

    CHIEF JUDGE SOTO RE-ELECTED, AND MORE
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:EL JEFE JUEZ SOTO .........Congratulations go out to Judge Bertila Soto as she was elected, unopposed, to a second term as Chief Judge by the Eleventh Judicial Circuit's 123 County and Circuit Court Judges.  Judge…
  • Mar 3

    THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS NOW IN SESSION

    THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS NOW IN SESSION
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:OYEZ OYEZ OYEZ, THE FLORIDA LEGISLATURE IS NOW IN SESSION .....Today begins the annual migration to Tallahassee for the 160 elected legislators, (120 in the House and 40 in the Senate) as the two chambers decide how many…
Rank this Week: 201

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

http://www.lawsitesblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Friday Round-up: Short Takes From My Inbox

    Friday Round-up: Short Takes From My Inbox
    Here are some of the interesting items I’ve taken note of this week. The most successful legal apps. You can find any number of articles out there summarizing lawyers’ favorite legal apps. But over at the iBraryGuy…
  • Mar 6

    A Podcast About Law, Tech and Open Source. And Beer. Craft Beer

    A Podcast About Law, Tech and Open Source. And Beer. Craft Beer
    Colorado does a number of things very well. Mountains are one. Beer is another. Colorado has some 230 breweries and is home to more than 10 percent of the nation’s craft breweries. It makes a certain degree of sense,…
  • Mar 5

    Bloomberg BNA’s New ‘Big Law Business’ Offers Content and Community

    Bloomberg BNA’s New ‘Big Law Business’ Offers Content and Community
    Bloomberg BNA today launched Big Law Business, a free news and community site targeted at lawyers in AmLaw 200 law firms and corporate legal departments. The site will provide an array of editorial and multimedia content — both…
Rank this Week: 123

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: 108

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

The Supreme Court of Texas blog

Covers pending cases and new decisions that will shape Texas law. By Don Cruse.

http://www.scotxblog.com
Rank this Week: 804

PIT IP Tech Blog

PIT IP Tech Blog

Covers intellectual property and technology law. By Picadio Sneath Miller & Norton, P.C.

http://pitiptechblog.com/
Rank this Week: 405

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/
  • Mar 6

    Being Jewish at UCLA

    Being Jewish at UCLA
    “Given that you are a Jewish student and very active in the Jewish community, how do you see yourself being able to maintain an unbiased view?” That question was posed UCLA undergrad Rachel Beyda in her appearance before the student...
  • Mar 6

    Black Originalism, Part 2

    Black Originalism, Part 2
    Crispus Attucks In my last post I introduced the idea of “black originalism.” Before delving more into some of the materials I am looking at, I want highlight what are likely to be some key points that frame the project....
  • Mar 5

    The Place of Legal Scholarship in the Academy

    The Place of Legal Scholarship in the Academy
    My last post generated some spirited and thoughtful comments. Some of those comments seemed to miss my point, so I thought I would expand here. Several of the comments were that I somehow misunderstood Harrison & Mashburn, because law…
Rank this Week: 107

Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain Injury Lawyer

Covers compensation for brain injuries, personal injury claims, and selecting a brain injury lawyer. By Stark & Stark.

http://www.braininjurylawblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Stern Delivers Two TBI Presentation

    Stern Delivers Two TBI Presentation
    This past week, I attended the American Association for Justice’s mid-winter convention in Palm Desert, California.  Besides my duties and responsibilities as Parliamentarian of AAJ, I was pleased to be invited to give a…
  • Mar 2

    A Year Later and Still Suffering

    A Year Later and Still Suffering
    I read a wonderful story by Amy Zellmer, a professional photographer and TBI survivor who published a firsthand account of her struggles with a mild traumatic brain injury.  According to her story, Amy fell on a patch of ice and…
  • Feb 24

    Age of First Exposure to Football and Later-Life Cognitive Impairment in Former NFL Player

    Age of First Exposure to Football and Later-Life Cognitive Impairment in Former NFL Player
    A new study conducted by researchers from Boston University found that children who sustained a concussion/mild traumatic brain injury prior to the age of 12 had a greater risk of later-life cognitive impairment.  Robert A. Stern, Ph.D.…
Rank this Week: 319

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Mar 6

    Cruise Law's Six Year Anniversary on Twitter

    Cruise Law's Six Year Anniversary on Twitter
    It's been six years since I joined Twitter. Long ago, I wrote an article about how it came to be that I joined what at the time seemed like little more than a fad. Cruise Law Meets Twitter. Twitter is now clearly a monster in the…
  • Mar 6

    Jurisdictional Hurdles Delay Arrest of Rapist on Celebrity Reflection

    Jurisdictional Hurdles Delay Arrest of Rapist on Celebrity Reflection
    A newspaper in Malta reports that the Malta Police have issued what is described as an "European arrest warrant" for a Scottish man wanted for attempted rape after he assaulted a girl from England aboard the Celebrity Reflection cruise…
  • Mar 3

    U.S. Issues Another Critical Crime Warning for Honduras, Including Roatan

    U.S. Issues Another Critical Crime Warning for Honduras, Including Roatan
    The United States Department of State just issued a warning to U.S. citizens that the level of crime and violence in Honduras remains "critically high."   The warning is similar to the critical crime warning issued by the U.S. State…
Rank this Week: 99

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
Rank this Week: 720

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 113

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 6

    Librarians’ experiences and perceptions of Identity and Access Management

    Librarians’ experiences and perceptions of Identity and Access Management
    Librarians’ experiences and perceptions of Identity and Access Management, 2015. “Identity and access management plays a critical role in user experience. Like many core technologies, success can be defined by how well it keeps…
  • Mar 5

    Open Data Philly

    Open Data Philly
    Michael Grass, Government Executive: “If you’re looking for streets where vending is prohibited in the city of Philadelphia, the city’s newly upgraded open data portal has that information. If you’re looking for…
  • Mar 5

    The Road Towards the Establishment of the European Banking Union

    The Road Towards the Establishment of the European Banking Union
    Papanikolaou, Nikolaos I., The Road Towards the Establishment of the European Banking Union (February 28, 2015). Munich Personal RePEc Archive Paper No. 62463. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2573320 “The rising…
Rank this Week: 40

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Mar 6

    New York Employment Roundup: February 2015

    New York Employment Roundup: February 2015
    This post was written by Cindy S. Minniti and Mark S. Goldstein. Today’s New York employment law landscape is increasingly dynamic, with a constant stream of new legislation and judicial opinions. To keep our readers current on the…
  • Mar 5

    Contractual flexibility clauses must be clear and unambiguous to give an employer a right to make unilateral change

    Contractual flexibility clauses must be clear and unambiguous to give an employer a right to make unilateral change
    In the case of Norman and others v National Audit Office UKEAT/0276/14, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) confirmed that flexibility clauses in employment contracts which seek to give employers the right to make unilateral…
  • Mar 5

    Must a Company Reveal Trade Secrets to Prove Trade Secret Theft

    Must a Company Reveal Trade Secrets to Prove Trade Secret Theft
    This post was written by Mark D. Temple and Peter J. Stuhldreher. When you learn a former employee has stolen your trade secrets to take them across the street to benefit a competitor, your quickest remedy is to sue him and try to shut him…
Rank this Week: 733

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 142

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 323

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 6

    RI Pasta Sauces Not Properly Processed Pose Botulism Risk

    RI Pasta Sauces Not Properly Processed Pose Botulism Risk
    The Rhode Island Department of Health is warning the public that five types of pasta sauces sold under the D. Palmieri Bakery brand name were not properly processed and could pose a risk of Clostridium botulinum poisoning. Anyone who…
  • Mar 5

    CO Restaurants: Posting Inspection Letter Grades Amounts to Punishment

    CO Restaurants: Posting Inspection Letter Grades Amounts to Punishment
    Restaurant owners and managers in the only Colorado county using letter grades to report food safety inspections to the public say that the new scoring is more punitive than informative. On Wednesday, they met with the Weld County Commission…
  • Mar 5

    The Down and Dirty on Manure and Food Safety

    The Down and Dirty on Manure and Food Safety
    (This article by Phillip Tocco of Michigan State University Extension was first published here on March 4, 2015, and is reposted with permission.) Manure can be a significant benefit to growing fresh produce or a potential threat to food…
Rank this Week: 518

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Mar 6

    A Histrionic Man

    A Histrionic Man
    The Kansas Supreme Court has ordered probation for three years of an attorney The respondent represented an active military service member in two cases: a protection from abuse action and a divorce action. Debra Snider represented the wife in…
  • Mar 6

    Iowa Attorney Suspended For Preying On Female Client

    Iowa Attorney Suspended For Preying On Female Client
    The Iowa Supreme Court has imposed a 30-month suspension of an attorney who the court described Moothart generally has a reputation in the Ames area as a very good defense and family-law attorney. He has developed forms and methods of...
  • Mar 6

    Something To Ponder

    Something To Ponder
    The North Carolina State Bar has imposed a censure of an attorney who violated the duty of confidentiality. From the order Without either implied or express consent, you revealed the names of a child's adoptive parents to the child's…
Rank this Week: 96

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Mar 6

    Gwen’s Take: Hillary, Congress & Ferguson: The perils of seeing more clearly

    Gwen’s Take: Hillary, Congress & Ferguson: The perils of seeing more clearly
    As secretary of state, Hillary Clinton used a personal email account and a private server based out of her New York home, rather than official government email. In light of that revelation this week, a House Oversight committee subpoenaed her…
  • Mar 4

    Health care of 8 million on the line as Supreme Court hears ACA case

    Health care of 8 million on the line as Supreme Court hears ACA case
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKS5 things to know about the Supreme Court case challenging Obamacare A look at the challenges threatening the health of Obamacare GOP divided over using budget process to derail Obamacare JUDY…
  • Mar 2

    Supreme Court weighs process, not politics, of who draws voting map

    Supreme Court weighs process, not politics, of who draws voting map
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSSupreme court to hear case on voter-approved redistricting Supreme Court considers line between racial and partisan gerrymandering States stretch the limits of geography for politically uniform…
Rank this Week: 641

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Mar 6

    Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic to assist DACA applicants March 23 - April 2

    Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic to assist DACA applicants March 23 - April 2
    The Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic is accepting applications for appointments to our Spring DACA Clinic. The Clinics will be held March 23, 24, 26, 30, 31 and April 2. Law students under the supervision of Professors Laura A. Hernandez…
  • Mar 1

    Dreams deferred: Federal immigration dispute leaves many unsure about future

    Dreams deferred: Federal immigration dispute leaves many unsure about future
    Waco Tribune-Herald by J.B. Smith A Waco family talks about the delay in administrative action and how it is impacting them.
  • Feb 25

    DACA/DAPA Information Session in Waco March 3rd

    DACA/DAPA Information Session in Waco March 3rd
    The Baylor Law School Immigration Clinic and Mission Waco Legal Services are hosting a free informational session on administrative action: Tuesday, March 3, 2015 7:00 p.m. St.Louis Catholic Church (Sanctuary) 2001 N. 25th St., Waco, Texas…
Rank this Week: 592

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Maureen McDonnell Appeals Conviction for Corruption

    Maureen McDonnell Appeals Conviction for Corruption
    In February, former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell, wife of Governor Bob McDonnell, was sentenced at a federal court after she was convicted on corruption charges. Now, according to news reports, she is appealing the conviction.…
  • Mar 3

    Store Managers in Southwest Detroit Plead Guilty to Failing to Maintain Effective Anti-Money Laundering Program

    Store Managers in Southwest Detroit Plead Guilty to Failing to Maintain Effective Anti-Money Laundering Program
    On February 25, 55-year-old John Miri and 38-year-old Wisam Daman pleaded guilty to charges of failing to maintain an effective anti-money laundering program, according to a press release issued by U.S. Attorney Barbara L. McQuade. Miri…
  • Mar 2

    Wildomar, CA Chase Results in DUI Arrest

    Wildomar, CA Chase Results in DUI Arrest
    On Sunday morning March 1st, a car chase followed by a foot pursuit resulted in the arrest of a man in Wildomar, CA for suspicion of reckless driving, driving with a suspended license, and driving under the influence of drugs, according to…
Rank this Week: 439

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 6

    Drumbl: Stepping Beyond Nuremberg's Halo: The Legacy of the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland

    Drumbl: Stepping Beyond Nuremberg's Halo: The Legacy of the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland
    Mark A. Drumbl (Washington and Lee Univ. - Law) has posted Stepping Beyond Nuremberg's Halo: The Legacy of the Supreme National Tribunal of Poland. Here's the abstract:The Supreme National Tribunal of Poland (Najwyższy Trybunał…
  • Mar 6

    Call for Papers: Regional Integration

    Call for Papers: Regional Integration
    The Center for International Law Studies of the University of Indonesia Faculty of Law, in collaboration with the Faculty of Law Airlangga University, has issued a call for papers for its sixth conference, to take place October 5-6, 2015, in…
  • Mar 6

    Scoville: Socializing Students: Law Schools and the Efficacy of International Norm

    Scoville: Socializing Students: Law Schools and the Efficacy of International Norm
    Ryan Scoville (Marquette Univ. - Law) has posted Socializing Students: Law Schools and the Efficacy of International Norms. Here's the abstract: This Article identifies a global condition and then hypothesizes on why it matters. The…
Rank this Week: 30

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 399

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

The Illinois Trial Practice Weblog

Offers tips and techniques for trials lawyers. By Evan Schaeffer.

http://www.illinoistrialpractice.com/
  • Mar 6

    The Top Legal Podcast

    The Top Legal Podcast
    From Legal Productivity, "Top 10 Legal Podcasts," by Tim Baran-- Trying to maintain a current, relevant legal blog is hard enough. Podcasts require a whole other level of commitment. Not surprisingly the landscape is littered with dated…
  • Feb 24

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission

    Discovery Tip: Interrogatories About Requests for Admission
    Requests for admissions should be accompanied by a separate interrogatory that says something like this: "To the extent that any of your responses to any of Defendant's requests for admissions is other than an unqualified admission, list all…
  • Feb 20

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue

    Depositions of Corporate Representatives: The "Second-Bite" Issue
    We're talking about 30(b)(6) depositions or their state-court equivalents. As a plaintiffs' lawyer, I've always taken the position (usually in Illinois state-court cases) that these do provide a "second bite at the apple." In other words, if…
Rank this Week: 397

Global Immigration Blog

Global Immigration Blog

Covers US immigration law and employment-based visa news. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.globalimmigrationblog.com
  • Mar 6

    Florida Court Again Strikes Down DOL H-2B Regulation

    Florida Court Again Strikes Down DOL H-2B Regulation
    AUTHORS:  Otieno Ombok and Kevin Lashus. The Department of Labor lacks authority under the Immigration and Nationality Act to issue regulations in the H-2B program, a Florida federal district court has ruled, vacating the DOL’s…
  • Feb 27

    Worksite Implications of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown

    Worksite Implications of Department of Homeland Security Shutdown
    AUTHORS:  Amy Peck and Michael Neifach. With the upcoming potential lapse in funding of the Department of Homeland Security, employers may encounter worksite compliance issues because the E-Verify program may be unavailable at the end of…
  • Feb 26

    The Top Five Immigration Mistakes made by Foreign Athlete

    The Top Five Immigration Mistakes made by Foreign Athlete
    AUTHOR:  Davis Bae. In 2014, opening day rosters in the National Basketball Association listed 101 players born outside the United States, Major League Baseball boasted 224 players from countries such as Japan, Korea, Dominican Republic,…
Rank this Week: 229