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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 151

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age
    Susannah Tredwell, librarian at Davies LLP in Vancouver and fellow member of CALL (Canadian Association of Law Libraries), wrote a piece last week on Slaw.ca about the continuing value of indexes: It is sometimes assumed that a book that is…
  • Jul 28

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament
    The Library of Parliament has recently published a number of legislative summaries describing federal bills:Bill C-17: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act: "Bill C - 17, an Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ( alternative title:…
  • Jul 27

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection

    Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan Report on Foreclosure Protection
    The Law Reform Commission of Saskatchewan has released a report on the Reform of The Land Contracts (Actions) Act that deals with foreclosure:"Foreclosure involves lengthy legal proceedings taken in the Court of Queen’s Bench and is…
Rank this Week: 693

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Jul 30

    EU Data Protection Supervisor’s Workshop Examines Role of Privacy in Merger Reviews and Competition Investigation

    EU Data Protection Supervisor’s Workshop Examines Role of Privacy in Merger Reviews and Competition Investigation
    In a recent client alert, Hogan Lovells partners from the firm’s London and Washington, D.C. offices highlighted key takeaways for businesses following the European Data Protection Supervisor's Workshop on Privacy, Consumers,…
  • Jul 25

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?

    Cookie Consent—What’s Changed?
    Almost five years ago, EU legislators shocked the Internet world by changing the legal requirement for the use of cookies and similar device identification techniques from “notice and opt-out” to “notice and consent.”…
  • Jul 24

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache

    2014 Intelligence Authorization Act Requires Contractors to Report Cybersecurity Breache
    On Monday, 7 July, the president signed into law the Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014, which requires intelligence contractors with security clearances to promptly report network and information system penetrations and…
Rank this Week: 922

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Jul 30

    John Johnson Killed in Water Tower Fall, Brookhaven; OSHA Investigate

    John Johnson Killed in Water Tower Fall, Brookhaven; OSHA Investigate
    Local News 41-year-old John T. Johnson, of Du Pont, was killed in a construction accident at a Brookhaven water tower Wednesday, July 24, 2014. According to WTVM News,  Mr. Johnson, an employee of Southeast Tank and Tower, was contracted…
  • Jul 30

    Robert Rust Killed in Smoke Rise Country Club Accident; Equipment Malfunction in Question

    Robert Rust Killed in Smoke Rise Country Club Accident; Equipment Malfunction in Question
    Local News 29-year-old Robert A. Rust, of Snellville, was killed in a tractor accident at the Smoke Rise Country Club Monday, July 28, 2014. According to the AJC, Mr. Rust was a groundskeeper for the Smoke Rise Country Club golf course.…
  • Jul 23

    Monique Lassiter Injured in The Lodge Apartment Shooting, Sandy Spring

    Monique Lassiter Injured in The Lodge Apartment Shooting, Sandy Spring
    Local News 27-year-old Monique Lassiter was shot and injured during a carjacking at the Lodge Apartments in the early overnight hours of Wednesday, July 23, 2014. According to WSBTV News, two suspects opened fire on Ms.…
Rank this Week: 287

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jul 30

    Michalski and Wood on Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level

    Michalski and Wood on Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level
    Roger Michalski (Brooklyn Law School) and Abby Wood (USC Gould School of Law) have posted Twombly and Iqbal at the State Level to SSRN. This paper contributes to the empirical literature on pleading standards by studying the effect of…
  • Jul 26

    Wiessner on Mass Claims in the Context of Argentina's Debt Default

    Wiessner on Mass Claims in the Context of Argentina's Debt Default
    My colleague Siegfried Wiessner, Professor of Law and the Director of St. Thomas' Graduate Program in Intercultural Human Rights, has posted on SSRN his article Democratizing International Arbitration? Mass Claims Proceedings in Abaclat v.…
  • Jul 25

    Wisconsin Adopts Twombly's Plausibility Standard

    Wisconsin Adopts Twombly's Plausibility Standard
    In a 4-3 decision, the Wisconsin Supreme Court has adopted the plausibility pleading standard of the U.S. Supreme Court's opinion in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly. Data Key Partners v. Permira Advisers LLC, No. 2012AP1967 (Wis. July 23,…
Rank this Week: 748

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jul 30

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session

    Christie Calls Special Legislative Session
    New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie has called a special legislative session for Thursday, July 31. The session will convene at Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Wednesday Government Relations New

    Wednesday Government Relations New
    Lobbying “Lobbying World” in The Hill. “Business Bottom Line” in The Hill. “New GOP whip hires retail lobbyist for leadership Continued on Next Page
  • Jul 30

    Delaware Gov. Calls Special Session

    Delaware Gov. Calls Special Session
    Gov. Jack Markell has called a special legislative session to convene October 8, 2014. The purpose of the special session Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 342

Maryland Family Law

Maryland Family Law

Provides general information and commentary on child custody, support, divorce and separation, and visitation. By Heather Sunderman.

http://mdfamilylaw.typepad.com/sunderman/
  • Jul 30

    What is the correct jurisdiction for your case?

    What is the correct jurisdiction for your case?
    There may be more than one possible jurisdiction for your case. There are several considerations, and can sometimes be tricky. One consideration is that you will have to be able to establish "personal jursidiction" over the Defendant in the…
  • Jul 16

    Home alone

    Home alone
    I regularly receive inquiries from parents about the age at which children can be left alone. There have been recent publicized cases about children left alone. In Maryland, there is no simple answer. It is prohibited to leave a child...
  • Jun 4

    Judicial Election

    Judicial Election
    In Maryland, Judges are generally appointed by the Governor after undergoing an extensive round of interviews, application process and seeking the endorsement of various bar associations. After this process, they must stand for election. This…
Rank this Week: 462

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 30

    Eyal on Nudging

    Eyal on Nudging
    Nir Eyal (Harvard Medical School) has posted Nudging by Shaming, Shaming by Nudging (Int J Health Policy Manag 2014; 3: 53–56) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In both developing and developed countries, health ministries closely examine use…
  • Jul 30

    Katz, Bommarito, & Blackman on Predicting Supreme Court Votes & Decision

    Katz, Bommarito, & Blackman on Predicting Supreme Court Votes & Decision
    Daniel Martin Katz (Michigan State University - College of Law), Michael James Bommarito II (Bommarito Consulting, LLC), & Josh Blackman (South Texas College of Law) have posted Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jul 30

    Fleming on the Inclusiveness of the New Originalism

    Fleming on the Inclusiveness of the New Originalism
    James E. Fleming (Boston University - School of Law) has posted The Inclusiveness of the New Originalism (82 Fordham Law Review 433 (2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In tracing the arc of originalism from the old originalism to...
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Jul 30

    Hiring Announcement: Pittsburgh (Health Law Clinic)

    Hiring Announcement: Pittsburgh (Health Law Clinic)
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the…
  • Jul 30

    Hiring Announcement: Pittsburgh (Environmental Law Clinic)

    Hiring Announcement: Pittsburgh (Environmental Law Clinic)
    From an email that I received earlier today: The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for a full-time faculty position at the rank of Assistant, Associate or Full Clinical Professor to teach in and direct the School’s…
  • Jul 30

    Plagiarism and Ghostwriting

    Plagiarism and Ghostwriting
    Observers are right to criticize U.S. Senator John Walsh for the rampant plagiarism in his Army War College final paper. As the New York Times reported last week, Walsh appears to have committed academic fraud. Generally, social mores treat…
Rank this Week: 114

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE

    ANOTHER THOUGHTFUL JUDGE
    Longtime and careful readers of this blog know the high regard in which we hold US District Court Judge John Gleeson (EDNY). And Judge Gleeson again proves that humanity and common sense belong in the justice system. In Judge Gleeson's…
  • Jul 28

    A JUDGE SPEAKS

    A JUDGE SPEAKS
    Every now and then the system works. A wise and experienced and successful individual runs for judge not because s/he needs a steady paycheck and a decent retirement, but because they want to give back to this community and hopefully…
  • Jul 24

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES

    BRIAN MCDONALD RETIRES
    In the arena of criminal law in Miami, Assistant Public Defender Brian McDonald has seen it all and done it all and given all to his clients.  He was here during the McDuffie and Lozano riots, and the crack scourge and the cocaine…
Rank this Week: 164

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Oregon Intellectual Property Law

Covers on intellectual property law, news and events, particularly focusing on stories that directly affect Oregon. By Kenan L. Farrell.

http://oregonintellectualproperty.com/
Rank this Week: 339

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

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

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 30

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern

    An Interview with Niousha Riahi, Global Legal Research Intern
    Today’s interview is with Niousha Riahi, an intern with the Global Legal Research Center of the Law Library of Congress. Describe your background. I have just completed my L.L.B. degree at l’Université de…
  • Jul 30

    An Interview with John Trotman, Junior Fellow

    An Interview with John Trotman, Junior Fellow
    Today’s interview is with John “Trot” Trotman.  John is working in the Collection Services Division of the Law Library of Congress as part of the institution’s Junior Fellows Program.  The program’s…
  • Jul 29

    International Arbitration Law in Mexico – Global Legal Collection Highlight

    International Arbitration Law in Mexico – Global Legal Collection Highlight
    This is a guest post by Dante Figueroa, a senior legal information analyst at the Law Library of Congress.  Dante is a frequent contributor to In Custodia Legis. His recent posts include Introduction to Roman Law – Global Legal…
Rank this Week: 545

Article 3

Article 3

Covers politics, society and current news. By Charley Moore.

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Jul 30

    Impeachable Source

    Impeachable Source
    Ever since renowned constitutional scholar Sarah Palin issue a clarion call a couple weeks back declaring that the time has come to impeach President Obama, Republicans have been giddily bandying the idea about, with one poll finding that 2/3…
  • Jul 29

    Rules, Comments and Dingos? Net-Neutrality Debate Draws 1 Million Comment

    Rules, Comments and Dingos? Net-Neutrality Debate Draws 1 Million Comment
    The last few months have been a wild ride in the ongoing debate over how quickly season 3 of House of Cards will stream into our homes when it is released next year. Will the incredibly dark work of Frank Underwood get to take the “fast…
  • Jul 28

    Are For-Profit Colleges Conning You?

    Are For-Profit Colleges Conning You?
    The fall of Corinthian Colleges was overdue, but whether it will lead to a serious crackdown on questionable colleges, diploma mills and fake degrees, remains to be seen. Corinthian was in the first group, a profit making operation that…
Rank this Week: 897

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Tycko & Zavareei LLP Blog

Covers the False Claims Act, qui tam litigation and whistleblower litigation. By Tycko & Zavareei.

http://www.fraudfighters.net/news/
Rank this Week: 774

New York City Debt Defense Blog

New York City Debt Defense Blog

By the Langel Firm.

http://www.thelangelfirm.com/Debt-Defense-Blog.aspx
Rank this Week: 582

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 36

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Jul 30

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer

    “Equal Justice Under Law”: Why Alec Karakatsanis Is Not Smug, Humorless Public Interest Lawyer
    One of the hazards of public interest work is that it seems to contribute to smugness.  I may be underpaid and overworked.  But at least I am doing the Lord’s work.  And that work is more important than anything my higher…
  • Jul 24

    “Observe and Report”

    “Observe and Report”
    This is what the witness’ duty is.  It is not to “protect and serve” like a regular police officer.  Instead, it is to “observe and report.” The judge isn’t sure she heard this right, and she asks…
  • Jul 18

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?

    Who Wants To Be The Last Person Arrested for Possessing An Ounce Of Marijuana In DC?
    With the Marijuana Possession Decriminalization Amendment Act of 2014 having gone into effect yesterday, the Washington Post did an article today discussing the fate of the last few people who were arrested under the old law.  (From now…
Rank this Week: 194

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?

    The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise?
    Marc Edelman, Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York ask The NCAA's 'Death Penalty' Sanction - Reasonable Self-Governance or an Illegal Group Boycott in Disguise? ABSTRACT: This Article examines why the NCAA…
  • Jul 30

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)

    Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK)
    Paolo Siciliani, BBC explores Luton Buses: Refusal to Supply and the Difficult Path to Economic Tests in Litigation (UK). ABSTRACT: As appears in this case decided in the UK, refusal to supply cases are subject to a trade-off between…
  • Jul 30

    The Market for Keyword

    The Market for Keyword
    Kfir Eliaz, Brown University and Rani Spiegler, Tel Aviv University discuss The Market for Keywords. ABSTRACT: Can a competitive market implement an ideal search engine? To address this question, we construct a two-sided market model in which…
Rank this Week: 76

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Jul 30

    Florida Leads the Charge Overturning Medical Malpractice Cap

    Florida Leads the Charge Overturning Medical Malpractice Cap
    The Florida Supreme Court voided the cap on medical malpractice in wrongful death in the McCall case because the crisis was not real. Alternatively, if the crisis was real, it was over, and the law had no actual relationship to the purpose of…
  • Jul 25

    Home Is Where You Park It: The Legality of Living in a Car

    Home Is Where You Park It: The Legality of Living in a Car
    It used to be illegal to sleep in your car in Los Angeles. The city’s municipal code outlawed using any vehicle parked on a public street, lot, beach, or harbor as living quarters either overnight, day-by-day, or otherwise. In June…
  • Jul 23

    Your Obamacare Plan May Become Unaffordable

    Your Obamacare Plan May Become Unaffordable
    Obamacare has been slowly chipped away since its conception. In 2011, the Supreme Court allowed states to opt out of Medicare expansion. A month ago, the Supreme Court ruled that corporations with religious disagreements could opt out of the…
Rank this Week: 226

Sarasota Injury Lawyers Blog

Sarasota Injury Lawyers Blog

Provides personal injury news and tips. By Morgan Dramis.

http://www.sarasotainjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS ARE ALL TOO COMMON IN SARASOTA AND BRADENTON

    PEDESTRIAN ACCIDENTS ARE ALL TOO COMMON IN SARASOTA AND BRADENTON
    According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), certain situations make pedestrian accidents more likely than other types of accidents. Data from 2010 pedestrian accidents shows that: 19% of children ages 5-9…
  • Jul 28

    DIFFERENT TYPES OF SARASOTA AND BRADENTON BICYCLE ACCIDENTS

    DIFFERENT TYPES OF SARASOTA AND BRADENTON BICYCLE ACCIDENTS
    Florida leads the nation in bicycle accident fatalities. Most of the fatalities occur when a bicyclist collides with a heavier motor vehicle. In many of these tragic accidents, the motorist simply fails to see the cyclist. Sometimes drivers…
  • Jul 24

    TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEYS IN SARASOTA AND BRADENTON

    TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEYS IN SARASOTA AND BRADENTON
    Motor vehicle accidents and falls cause almost half of all traumatic brain injuries. Victims of traumatic brain injuries can suffer long term mental and physical effects. Every year, more than 80,000 people are left with permanent…
Rank this Week: 682

Endangered Species and Wetlands…

Endangered Species and Wetlands Report

Covers the Endangered Species Act, wetlands and takings law. By Steve Davies.

http://www.eswr.com/
  • Jul 30

    Corps J.D. was not final agency action, 5th Cir. find

    Corps J.D. was not final agency action, 5th Cir. find
    In a decision issued today, the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals determined that a jurisdictional determination by the Army Corps of Engineers was not a final agency acti0n and was thus not judicially reviewable (Belle Company v. U.S. Army…
  • Jul 29

    No wolves to be killed in federal wilderness area in Idaho

    No wolves to be killed in federal wilderness area in Idaho
    The Idaho Department of Fish and Game says it won’t kill wolves in the Frank Church River of No Return Wilderness on the Payette National Forest. Western Watersheds Project, which has sued IDFG over its plans, announced the…
  • Jul 28

    FWS agrees to analyze impact of 5 pesticides on listed specie

    FWS agrees to analyze impact of 5 pesticides on listed specie
    Under the terms of a legal settlement, the Fish and Wildlife Service said it would analyze the effects on listed species of five widely used pesticides, the Center for Biological Diversity announced. The settlement amends a previous…
Rank this Week: 458

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/
  • Jul 30

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u
    The Austin Statesman on Sunday published an extended investigative piece on Texas' beefed up border security efforts and posed the simple but controversial question: "Do border surges work?" The article tracks several themes examined on Grits…
  • Jul 28

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog

    Dallas man exonerated via testing rape kit backlog
    While I was on vacation in Mexico last week, Texas last week saw its first exoneration in which the District Attorney proactively tested samples from rape kit backlogs and the exoneree had pled out, long ago served his time, and was not…
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
Rank this Week: 68

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Jul 30

    Logo and Branding Infographic

    Logo and Branding Infographic
  • Jul 23

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?

    Who Owns the ‘Gas, Food, Lodging’ Sign?
    The New Jersey Turnpike Authority operates the Garden State Parkway. It owns a federal registration for its logo. There are rest stops on the Garden State, and people stop there and eat pizza. Defendant has two pizza restaurants in Florida,…
  • Jul 21

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit

    Finally, Someone In a Cubs Uniform Who Can Hit
    [click here for rimshot] Chicago Cubs sue guy who wears Cub mascot costume, who allegedly hit a fan. cubs v billy cub.pdf
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Jul 30

    Immunity For Court-Appointed Guardian

    Immunity For Court-Appointed Guardian
    The New Mexico Supreme Court held that a court-appointed guardian ad litem is immune from suit for actions related to the appointment We hold that a Rule 1-053.3 guardian ad litem is protected by absolute quasi-judicial immunity from suit…
  • Jul 30

    Armed In The Office

    Armed In The Office
    An attorney who failed to respond to a series of client-initiated bar complaints was suspended for two years by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He had already been suspended for failure to respond to complaints and to pay dues. When the...
  • Jul 29

    ALMS For The Disbarred

    ALMS For The Disbarred
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who assisted a company called ALMS in drafting trusts sold by non-lawyers to senior citizens. After nine days of hearings, the attorney was found to have engaged in dishonesty, failures…
Rank this Week: 671

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 30

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?

    Will the NLRB's McDonald's Decision Affect How We Teach Agency Law?
    The agency chapter of the Business Associations casebook I co-author with Bill Klein and Mark Ramseyer relies heavily on cases involving franchise relationships. Is the franchisee an agent of the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 29

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"

    Biden: "I Should Have Had One Republican Kid To Go Out And Make Money"
    The Washington Free Beacon reports that Vice President Joseph Biden made his audience “burst into laughter” at the Urban League gathering in Cincinnati when he cracked “I should have had one... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Jul 28

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?
    io9: Michigan State Police Lieutenant Gary Megge's current job is to monitor the state's speed limits and speed traps. he's been arguing for smarter, often raised limits, and one quote explains why.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 316

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
Rank this Week: 906

Hospitality Labor and Employment…

Hospitality Labor and Employment Law Blog

Covers labor and employment laws and policies that affects the hospitality industry. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.hospitalitylaboremploymentlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 647

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Pennsylvania Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers auto accidents, environmental toxins, nursing home abuse and wrongful death. By Anapol Schwartz.

http://www.pennsylvania-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Testosterone Stroke Warning Sign

    Testosterone Stroke Warning Sign
    In January 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it would investigate the side effects of testosterone drugs. The FDA’s announcement came on the heels of a study that suggested that men who take testosterone…
  • Jul 3

    Is a Car with No Airbags Safer than a Car with Faulty Airbags?

    Is a Car with No Airbags Safer than a Car with Faulty Airbags?
    Is a car with no airbags safer than a car with faulty airbags? Japanese automakers believe so, according to Huffington Post. Following a massive airbag recall of millions of vehicles with potential airbag malfunction problems, auto makers…
  • Jul 2

    Risperdal Gynecomastia Victims Bear Burden of Gynecomastia Surgery Cost

    Risperdal Gynecomastia Victims Bear Burden of Gynecomastia Surgery Cost
    One unfortunate side effect for some men and boys who took Risperdal is male breast growth called gynecomastia. Risperdal gynecomastia victims are left bear the burden of Risperdal side effects physically, emotionally and financially. There…
Rank this Week: 726

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Jul 30

    Litigating Extraterritoriality in a Virtual World

    Litigating Extraterritoriality in a Virtual World
    by Cameron F. Kerry. Kerry is the Sara R. & Andrew H. Tisch Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the Brookings Institution and a Visiting Scholar at the MIT Media Lab. He is the former General Counsel and Acting Secretary of the U.S.…
  • Jul 30

    LegalEyes for July 30, 2014

    LegalEyes for July 30, 2014
    by Ellery WeilBrad Smith, General Counsel and Executive Vice President for Legal and Corporate Affairs at Microsoft, writes in a Wall Street Journal op-ed that Microsoft will argue in federal court that the federal government’s…
  • Jul 29

    LegalEyes for July 29, 2014

    LegalEyes for July 29, 2014
    by Ellery WeilThe Burlington Free Press reports on the death of Cheryl Hanna, who was the Vice President for External Relations and Professor of Law at Vermont Law School professor. A noted legal analyst, Professor Hanna was also the faculty…
Rank this Week: 145

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • Jul 30

    Can a tablet replace your work PC?

    Can a tablet replace your work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a ……
  • Jul 22

    CASL video serie

    CASL video serie
    I participated in a Google+ video hangout that has been turned into a 3 part video series answering some questions about CASL. The first one is now available on the HP website.
  • Jul 17

    Express Consent CASL app

    Express Consent CASL app
    Check out this new iPhone app (Android app coming soon) that helps solve the CASL problem of getting and proving you have consent to send email to people that you have just met, such as at a networking event. Sometimes when…
Rank this Week: 183

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    Court Has Jurisdiction to Overturn an IME Order After the Examination is Complete

    Court Has Jurisdiction to Overturn an IME Order After the Examination is Complete
    If a party to a lawsuit is ordered to attend an independent medical exam can a Court hear an appeal of the order after the examination is complete?  The BC Court of Appeal addressed this in reasons for judgement released today and the…
  • Jul 30

    “Walk Away” Offer Fails to Trigger Double Costs in Liability Trial

    “Walk Away” Offer Fails to Trigger Double Costs in Liability Trial
    Reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, addressing a defence application for double costs after a Plaintiff’s personal injury claim was dismissed. In this week’s case (Miller v.…
  • Jul 29

    60/40 Liability Split After Pedestrian Steps in Front of Bu

    60/40 Liability Split After Pedestrian Steps in Front of Bu
    Corrected reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing fault between a pedestrian and a bus driver. In today’s case (Whelan v. BC Transit) the Plaintiff pedestrian “was…
Rank this Week: 87

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 30

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?

    Can a Tablet Replace Your Work PC?
    Apple CEO Tim Cook recently said that 80-90% of his computer time is spent on an iPad. This comment lead tech journalist Mike Elgan to wonder: “Could 80 percent of the corporate workforce do 100 percent of their work on a…
  • Jul 30

    The Walk to Freedom

    The Walk to Freedom
    The World’s Columbian Exposition was an influential social and cultural event (“The Devil in the White City” from Erik Larson brilliantly communicates the vibrancy of the preparation of the Exposition). On October 9, 1893,…
  • Jul 30

    No Thank

    No Thank
    Ask any lawyer “How are you doing?” and invariably the response includes a comment to the effect of “I’m too busy.” Being overly busy seems to be a kind of occupational hazard for lawyers. Many of us possess a…
Rank this Week: 64

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • Jul 30

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it

    The PTO’s Cambridge Roundtable: Read all about it
    And so it was that, as previously blogged, on June 25, 2014, I participating in the copyright statutory damages segment of the PTO’ / Department of Commerce / Internet Policy Task Force public roundtable discussion “Green Paper…
  • Jul 24

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?

    The Garden State Parkway and government trademarks: What exit?
    @RonColeman @likely2confuse Can you opine on this one: http://t.co/NTwO0K6XzH — Keith Kaplan (@kkaplan) July 24, 2014 So, yes:  One of my many continuing series around here has long been the assertion of trademark rights by…
  • Jul 22

    Cover me

    Cover me
    Originally posted 2010-05-18 13:02:18. Republished by Blog Post PromoterPhoto Attorney Carolyn Wright writes: Rebecca Tushnet over at the 43Blog reports on a recent case in New York where the court determined that the use of a woman’s…
Rank this Week: 264

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 30

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist

    Rights groups condemn Algeria for unfair trial of activist
    Two major human rights advocacy groups on Tuesday voiced [HRW press release] their opposition to the "unfair trial" that led to the conviction of 26 Algerian activists on charges of holding an "armed gathering" and violence against the…
  • Jul 30

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic

    Appeals court overturns law that would close Mississippi abortion clinic
    [JURIST] A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit [official website] ruled [text, PDF] on Tuesday to overturn a 2012 Mississippi state law [text, PDF] that would have closed Jackson Women's Health Organization…
  • Jul 28

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine

    UN rights chief calls for end to fighting in eastern Ukraine
    [JURIST] The United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) [official website] on Monday issued a report [text, PDF] documenting what it refers to as "the continuing deterioration of the human rights situation in eastern Ukraine"…
Rank this Week: 10

iVLG Business Law Blog

iVLG Business Law Blog

Covers news, strategy and legal services of businesses and entrepreneurs. By inVigor Law Group PLLC.

http://www.invigorlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    The 5 C’s of Business Lending

    The 5 C’s of Business Lending
    Nearly every business will at some point need to obtain financing to start or grow. While many startups and other businesses will look for investors to fund their business by means of equity investment, most businesses will take on debt…
  • Jul 24

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine

    The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Your Busine
    Are you about to launch a new app with youth appeal? Are you hoping that your new game will trend with tweens? Hold on—you might have to comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The government isn’t…
  • Jul 22

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?

    Can LLC Members Pay Themselves a Salary?
    As we’ve discussed in previous posts, the limited liability company (LLC) entity offers a ton of flexibility when organizing the management and economic structure of the company. Because of this flexibility, the LLC has quickly become…
Rank this Week: 895

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Trade Secrets and Noncompete Blog

Covers the law of restrictive covenants, unfair competition and trade secrets. By Epstein Becker Green.

http://www.tradesecretsnoncompetelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 690

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19162 - C & H Electric, Inc. v. Bethel ("The plaintiff...appeals from the judgment of the trial court in part for the defendant...on the plaintiff’s claims of breach of…
  • Jul 30

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/30/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC18849 - State v. Kelly (Possession of narcotics with intent to sell; motion to suppress; "The defendant, Jeremy Kelly, was convicted, on a conditional plea of nolo contendere; see General…
  • Jul 29

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/29/2014

    Contract Law Supreme Court Opinion - 7/29/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Contract Law Opinions Body: SC19174 - Saint Bernard School of Montville, Inc. v. Bank of America ("The defendant appeals from the trial court’s judgment in favor of the plaintiff on claims of: breach of…
Rank this Week: 927

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 30

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle

    3 Count: Un-American Eagle
    Rightsholders demand Austrian ISPs block access to The Pirate Bay, Kim Dotcom ordered to reveal his assets and Miami artist sues American Eagle over advertisements. The post 3 Count: Un-American Eagle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 29

    The Looming Plagiarism Crisi

    The Looming Plagiarism Crisi
    As both Buzzfeed and CNN lose an editor to plagiarism scandals, it's clear these two aren't isolated cases, but a sign of a much larger crisis. The post The Looming Plagiarism Crisis appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 29

    3 Count: Unlock Me

    3 Count: Unlock Me
    Cell phone unlocking bill lands on President's desk, City of London Police seek to replace pirate ads with warnings and car makers sued over CD copying systems. The post 3 Count: Unlock Me appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 263

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 30

    Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide published

    Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide published
    The Harvard Food Law Society and the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic have just published the Harvard Food Law and Policy Career Guide. There are a number of land use angles in the newly emerging area of food law....
  • Jul 30

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)
    The last few weeks have seen a barrage of criticism regarding San Francisco’s land use rules; among the critiques was a Washington Post op-ed quoting luminaries like Enrico Moretti, descrying the land use rules for restricting housing…
  • Jul 29

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering
    Today the White House released its report entitled The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change. Here are the two takeaway paragraphs: Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that…
Rank this Week: 170

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 30

    Guest Post: Israel’s Use of Law and Warnings in Gaza

    Guest Post: Israel’s Use of Law and Warnings in Gaza
    by Janina Dill by Janina Dill [Janina Dill is a Lecturer at the Department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Oxford.] In the ongoing military campaign ‘Protective Edge’ the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF)…
  • Jul 30

    Emerging Voices: The Rights of Women in Armed Conflict

    Emerging Voices: The Rights of Women in Armed Conflict
    by Jens Iverson by Jens Iverson [Jens Iverson is a researcher at the Law Faculty of the University of Leiden.] Imagine there is a potential peace agreement that would end a civil war, but only at the cost of leaving portions of the country in…
  • Jul 28

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few hours ago, the NY Times broke a story that the United States views Russian tests of a ground-launched missile as violating the 1987 INF treaty, formally (and lengthily) titled, “The Treaty…
Rank this Week: 66

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

Texas Bankruptcy Blog

By Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txbankruptcyblog.com
  • Jul 30

    What's in a Name?

    What's in a Name?
     A bankruptcy case is part lawsuit, part financial accounting. Before filing bankruptcy, the debtor must make a good faith effort to account for and disclose all of his creditors and debts; monthly income and expenses; and describe and…
  • Jul 29

    BANKRUPTCY TRICK: Filing Stale Claim May Violate FDCPA

    BANKRUPTCY TRICK: Filing Stale Claim May Violate FDCPA
    The Eleventh Circuit recently held that a third party debt collector is liable for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) when it files a proof of claim in a bankruptcy case that is barred by a state statute of limitations.…
  • Jul 28

    BANKRUPTCY TIP: Fight Back Against Mortgage Servicer

    BANKRUPTCY TIP: Fight Back Against Mortgage Servicer
    Mortgage servicer PHH Mortgage Corporation is in the news again, this time on the losing end of a $16 million jury verdict. Like many others in Yuba County, California, homeowner Phillip Linza ran into some financial trouble after purchasing…
Rank this Week: 931

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Jul 30

    This Is My Life: Stop Writing About Yourself In The Third Person

    This Is My Life: Stop Writing About Yourself In The Third Person
    “He has a dream that one day, this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘They hold those truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’” “He considers himself the…
  • Jul 22

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca

    15 New Additions to Lawblogs.ca
    The list just keeps on growing, and with these 15 new additions to lawblogs.ca, we’ve hit the 450 blog mark! Here’s a look at some of the blogs that have been added to the Canadian law blogs list since …
  • Jul 10

    Neat Numbers from the Canadian Legal Blogosphere

    Neat Numbers from the Canadian Legal Blogosphere
    Every June, we review all the blogs listed at lawblogs.ca, fixing dead or outdated links and feeds and removing defunct blogs. It’s a big project but an interesting one. This year’s review left us with a final tally of …
Rank this Week: 548

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 30

    Bar Exam Snafu Frustrates Test-Taker

    Bar Exam Snafu Frustrates Test-Taker
    Think back to when you took the bar exam. Now try to think how you would feel if after you finished, you were unable to submit the exam. That is exactly what happened yesterday for exam takers in as many...
  • Jul 30

    Court of Appeals upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling for meat

    Court of Appeals upholds USDA country-of-origin labeling for meat
    In 2002 and again in 2008, Congress enacted legislation requiring country-of-origin labeling (COOL) on certain foods, including meats. The 2008 statute defines country of origin as meaning, at least, where the animal has been born, raised,…
  • Jul 30

    The "middle class" losing ground

    The "middle class" losing ground
    This article by Matt O'Brien is about the same study that Scott posted about yesterday. But it highlights a longer-term phenomenon -- that the middle class has lost ground, not only in the recent past (because of the massive recession...
Rank this Week: 107

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Jul 30

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation

    Congressional Testimony: Lee on USPTO Patent Operation
    Lee will tell Congress that the USPTO is on pace during FY 2014 to receive nearly 600,000 patent applications, which represents an increase of more than 5% as compared to FY 2013. The PTO backlog of unexamined patent applications is less than…
  • Jul 30

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging

    Canon Invents: Digital Cameras, Video Editing, Medical Imaging
    A worldwide leader in the development of camcorders, cameras, photocopiers and other imaging and printing devices, Canon Inc. of Tokyo, Japan, is one of the most active developers of new intellectual properties in the world. Although this…
  • Jul 29

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right

    Populist Disconnect and the Whittling Away of IP Right
    Stealing originally created content is extremely problematic, whether it is a blog article, a newspaper article, a book, painting, photograph or movie. If you search the Internet for practically anything you will be inundated with the same…
Rank this Week: 115

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    People v. Hernandez (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)

    People v. Hernandez (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)
    I don't know all that much about Anders/Wende briefs.  I don't write them.  They very rarely lead to published opinions.  So perhaps you should take what I'm about to say with a grain of salt.But when I read the three…
  • Jul 29

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)

    People v. Leonard (Cal. Ct. App. - July 29, 2014)
    At first glance, this just looks like your typical conviction for pandering.  Typical (depressing) facts, typical (depressive) life of the relevant prostitute, typical (exploitative) conduct by the pimp.  A typical relationship that…
  • Jul 29

    People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)

    People v. Redd (Cal. Ct. App. - July 28, 2014)
    What do you think the going rate for a smart phone (i.e., a cell phone with internet access) is in prison?Answer:  $1000.Nice work, if you can get it.Of course, you also risk -- as here -- an additional seven years in prison if you get…
Rank this Week: 163