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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

    Authentication Via Blockchain Technology

    Authentication Via Blockchain Technology
    A block chain is a transaction database shared by all nodes participating in a system based on the Bitcoin protocol. A full copy of a currency's block chain contains every transaction ever executed in the currency. With this information,…
  • Oct 29

    Patently True: Rule 803(8) & the United States Patent and Trademark Office

    Patently True: Rule 803(8) & the United States Patent and Trademark Office
    Today, a student stopped by my office and asked about whether patents are admissible despite the rule against hearsay. My inclination was to respond that they would be admissible under Federal Rule of Evidence 803(8), which provides an…
  • Oct 28

    Show Me, Take 2: Missouri Prosecutor Claims Missouri Has Strictest Limitations on Child Molestation Evidence

    Show Me, Take 2: Missouri Prosecutor Claims Missouri Has Strictest Limitations on Child Molestation Evidence
    Last week, I posted an entry about a proposed Missouri Constitutional Amendment that would, in essence, create a state counterpart to Federal Rule of Evidence 414(a) and allow for the admission of prior acts of child molestation by a…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 40

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Oct 30

    Birckhead on Solitary Confinement of Youth

    Birckhead on Solitary Confinement of Youth
    Tamar R. Birckhead (University of North Carolina (UNC) at Chapel Hill - School of Law) has posted Children in Isolation: The Solitary Confinement of Youth (Wake Forest Law Review, Vol. 50, No. 1, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the...
  • Oct 30

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"

    "A 30-year-old loophole increasingly gives police officers a pass when they violate the Fourth Amendment"
    From Slate: [T]he good-faith exception to the exclusionary rule stunts the development of Fourth Amendment law. It discourages defendants from challenging illegal searches by denying them the possibility of redress. And courts frequently…
  • Oct 30

    Mayer on Proving Personal Use

    Mayer on Proving Personal Use
    Stephen Mayer has posted Proving Personal Use: The Admissability of Evidence Negating Intent to Distribute Marijuana (113 Mich. L. Rev. (May 2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Note argues that federal district courts…
Rank this Week: 88

On the Record

On the Record

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

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

    Kimberly-Clark accused of false Ebola protection claim

    Kimberly-Clark accused of false Ebola protection claim
    Kimberly-Clark Corp. was accused in a lawsuit by a Los Angeles surgeon of putting its “monetary interest” ahead of public safety by falsely claiming its medical gowns protect against Ebola when it knew they didn’t.
  • Oct 30

    Small New York firm wins an epic fee fight

    Small New York firm wins an epic fee fight
    A small Manhattan law firm won $44 million in attorney fees incurred in a dispute involving the heirs of Sylvan Lawrence, a wealthy commercial real estate developer.
  • Oct 30

    Maryland’s ‘Flying Fisherman’ goes viral

    Maryland’s ‘Flying Fisherman’ goes viral
    In his bright yellow motorized kayak, Langston Majette glided across the waters beneath the Naval Academy Bridge in Annapolis.
Rank this Week: 217

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar & Chase.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Three Pedestrians Injured In South Los Angeles Car Accident

    Three Pedestrians Injured In South Los Angeles Car Accident
    A mother and two children were hospitalized with injuries after a car went out of control and struck them the afternoon of October 27, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the injury accident occurred when the victims were at a…
  • Oct 29

    Motorcyclist Killed in Montebello Hit-and-Run Crash

    Motorcyclist Killed in Montebello Hit-and-Run Crash
    A motorcyclist suffered fatal injuries in a Montebello car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a KABC news report, both the motorcycle and the other vehicle were traveling east on Washington Boulevard…
  • Oct 28

    Firefighter Among Those Injured In California Pit Bull Attack

    Firefighter Among Those Injured In California Pit Bull Attack
    Two pit bulls escaped from their yard in a home in Santa Cruz County, attacked neighbors and injured a firefighter who was trying to help. According to a KSBW news report, the dog attack occurred in the 8000 block of Glen Arbor Road in Ben…
Rank this Week: 75

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Woman Killed In Collision With Delivery Van in Burbank

    Woman Killed In Collision With Delivery Van in Burbank
    Violeta Hwang, 76, was killed in a pedestrian accident in Burbank after a delivery van struck her. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal collision occurred the morning of October 26, 2014 at the intersection of Hollywood Way…
  • Oct 29

    Two Injured in Tustin Car Accident

    Two Injured in Tustin Car Accident
    Two people were injured in a Tustin car accident after their vehicles collided head on. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred early morning on October 19, 2014 along Edinger Avenue near…
  • Oct 28

    Man Fatally Injured In Santa Ana Car Accident

    Man Fatally Injured In Santa Ana Car Accident
    Roberto Rubio, 18, was killed in a Santa Ana car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night of October 25, 2014 at the…
Rank this Week: 53

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Oct 30

    Oregon MCLE Reporting Year CLEs at Law Librarie

    Oregon MCLE Reporting Year CLEs at Law Librarie
    Visit our Oregon Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Course Materials in Law Libraries blog post for links. And if you want to speak out on the future of CLE independent-study (i.e. borrowed and shared CLE course materials), read OSB President…
  • Oct 28

    OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Librarie

    OJIN and OECI Access in Oregon County Law Librarie
    The following Oregon County Law Libraries have in-library public, or staff-assisted, access to OJIN, OECI, or ACMS (court dockets). (But these locations do not necessarily have access to the full-text of filed documents. You may need visit…
  • Oct 28

    Happy 9th Birthday Oregon Legal Research Blog

    Happy 9th Birthday Oregon Legal Research Blog
    My first (and truly sad) Oregon Legal Research blog post was written 9 years ago – and this is post number 3,122. I’ve come a long way since then, with lots of help from co-workers, managers, and most of all, … Continue…
Rank this Week: 326

Massachusetts Workers'…

Massachusetts Workers' Compensation Lawyer Blog

Covers construction accidents and workplace fraud. By Altman & Altman, LLP.

http://www.massachusettsworkerscompensationlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Ebola Crisis Puts the Focus On Workplace Safety for Healthcare Workers, Nurse

    Ebola Crisis Puts the Focus On Workplace Safety for Healthcare Workers, Nurse
    The recent outbreak of the Ebola virus is raising questions about whether or not the proper precautious are in place to protect healthcare workers, including nurses, who are often front and center when it comes to taking care of patients with…
  • Oct 24

    OSHA Fines MA FedEx Ground Packaging System, Inc. for Guarding Machine Hazard

    OSHA Fines MA FedEx Ground Packaging System, Inc. for Guarding Machine Hazard
    The United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Health and Safety Administration fined FedEx Ground Packaging System, Inc. upon finding an unguarded conveyor belt at the company’s Wilmington, MA shipping distribution center.…
  • Sep 28

    MA Electrical Company Cited By U.S. Department of Labor After Deaths of 2 Worker

    MA Electrical Company Cited By U.S. Department of Labor After Deaths of 2 Worker
    Massachusetts Bay Electrical Corporation was cited by the United States Department of Labor’s Occupational Safety Health Administration (OSHA) last week, following the deaths of two of workers in April. According to reports by OSHA…
Rank this Week: 806

Election Law

Election Law

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

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 430

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 30

    Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present and Future

    Mono Lake at 20: Past, Present and Future
    Please join us as the UC Berkeley School of Law, with stakeholders in the Mono Lake Cases, convenes a symposium in Sacramento on November 17, 2014, to mark the 20th anniversary of the State Water Resources Control Board’s Decision 1631.…
  • Oct 29

    What Does the High Profile of Environmental Issues in this Election Mean for the Future?

    What Does the High Profile of Environmental Issues in this Election Mean for the Future?
    Environmental issues have been surprisingly visible in this campaign – nearly every Senate candidate gives them prominent attention.  The New York Times reports that they are also the third most common topic for political ads in…
  • Oct 28

    What Is An “Environmental” Lawyer?

    What Is An “Environmental” Lawyer?
    My post last week on renaming “environmental” law to “resources” law greatly peeved a number of private bar attorneys, who thought I was impugning their entire side of the practice. My post clearly played into some…
Rank this Week: 606

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

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

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police

    Upcoming Road Safe Class at the Idaho State Police
    The Idaho State Police will be holding a Road Safe Class for the 2014/2015 winter season on Saturday, December 6, 2014 from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The class will be held at the Idaho State Police District 1 Office located at 615 West…
  • Oct 30

    One-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-86

    One-Vehicle Injury Crash on I-86
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Oct 29

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt

    Idaho Resident Pleads Guilty to Possession with Intent to Distribute Bath Salt
    BOISE - Brent R. Heinrich, 41, of Boise, Idaho, pleaded guilty Tuesday in United States District Court to possession with intent to distribute 300 grams of a mixture and substance containing the controlled substance analogue…
Rank this Week: 215

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 30

    A Filing Means What It Say

    A Filing Means What It Say
    Almost two weeks ago now, the Delaware Supreme Court handed down its decision over J.P. Morgan's mistaken termination statement in the General Motors bankruptcy. (Note to Google Chrome users like me -- the link may not work; try a…
  • Oct 27

    My Worlds Collide

    My Worlds Collide
    I am obsessively interested in two things -- bankruptcy and Formula One auto racing. I feed the first interest through this blog. The second interest is tended to by watching way, way too much Formula One on television. Indeed, the...
  • Oct 24

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform

    QRM's Missed Opportunities for Financial Stability and Servicing Reform
    There are three major new regulations shaping the housing finance market: QM (qualified mortgage), QRM (qualified residential mortgage) and Reg X. QM is a safe harbor from the statutory ability-to-repay requirement that applies to all…
Rank this Week: 332

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Oct 30

    iPad Buying Advice; Deposition Transcript Tip; Most Common Timeslips Problems; Reviews of Worldox, X1

    iPad Buying Advice; Deposition Transcript Tip; Most Common Timeslips Problems; Reviews of Worldox, X1
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Neil Squillante, Buying Advice: iPad Air 2 Versus iPad mini 3 Yvonne Renfrew, How to Copy and Paste Deposition Testimony Into a Document Aaron Craft, The Three Most Common Timeslips…
  • Oct 30

    How Tuesley Hall Konopa Earned Its Three-Word Slogan Plus a Solo's Story

    How Tuesley Hall Konopa Earned Its Three-Word Slogan Plus a Solo's Story
    Coming today to SmallLaw: South Bend, Indiana law firm Tuesley Hall Konopa is the proverbial big fish in a small pond. With 12 lawyers and 15 staff, it's fairly large for a small city. For this issue of SmallLaw, lawyer...
  • Oct 29

    MetaJure: Read Our Exclusive Report

    MetaJure: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers document management software that automatically indexes your documents and email regardless of their source (see article below), a Bluetooth keyboard case for the iPad Air 2, software for creating visual…
Rank this Week: 538

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Oct 30

    Expression by Enhancement Medical Recalled by the FDA

    Expression by Enhancement Medical Recalled by the FDA
    The FDA has issued a class one recall for Enhancement Medicals Expression - a hyaluronic acid gel used as an intranasal splint following nose surgery or trauma.
  • Oct 30

    Chrysler Recalls 566,000 Trucks and SUV

    Chrysler Recalls 566,000 Trucks and SUV
    Chrysler has issued a voluntary recall affecting 566,000 trucks and SUVs bringing the total number of cars recalled by the company this year to 6.4 million.
  • Oct 30

    5 Injured in Tilden Oil Rig Accident

    5 Injured in Tilden Oil Rig Accident
    Five oil rig workers were injured near Tilden, Texas last Friday when the rig they were on caught fire. The incident remains under investigation.
Rank this Week: 292

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    People v. Savarese

    People v. Savarese
    The records reveal that the accused moves before the Court, pursuant to Criminal Procedure Law, section 440.20, in order to vacate the sentences imposed upon him pursuant to an Indictment. It appears that after having been found Guilty by...
  • Oct 30

    The trial was adjourned until October 24, 2011 ...cont

    The trial was adjourned until October 24, 2011 ...cont
    The legislative findings continue: “Once the letter of the law is complied with, including the essential showing that there is a pattern of conduct which is criminal under existing statutes, the question whether to prosecute under those…
  • Oct 29

    CPL § 180.50(3)(d)...cont

    CPL § 180.50(3)(d)...cont
    To regard a unilateral determination about how the reduction should be effectuated as a definitive ruling that, e.g, a felony complaint —the function of which is to demonstrate the existence of reasonable cause to believe the defendant…
Rank this Week: 835

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 30

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate
    The BBC has refused to include Green Party candidates in three upcoming televised debates, on the grounds that the party does not have enough support among voters. The party has responded by launching requests that voters sign a petition…
  • Oct 28

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right
    Jacob M. Victor, Yale University, Information Society Project, has published Garcia v. Google and a 'Related Rights' Alternative to Copyright in Acting Performances at 24 Yale Law Journal Forum 80 (2014). Here is the abstract. A recent Ninth…
  • Oct 28

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying
    João Pedro Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Private Copying and Downloading from Unlawful Sources in the International Review of…
Rank this Week: 27

The 1709 Blog

The 1709 Blog

Covers all things copyright, warts and all.

http://the1709blog.blogspot.co.uk/
  • Oct 30

    Designs, copyright and UK law reform post-Flo

    Designs, copyright and UK law reform post-Flo
    A perplexed 1709 Blog-reader has written to us with the following request for clarification. If any reader(s) would like to respond by posting their comments below, our reader would be hugely gratified, though possibly no less perplexed.…
  • Oct 29

    Starting today, UK has new licensing scheme for orphan work

    Starting today, UK has new licensing scheme for orphan work
    Orange (or Orphan Works Directive)? So spring/summer 2014!The Orphan Works Directive? So last season! Even if the deadline for implementation is today [but how many Member States have transposed it into their national laws yet? Not all,…
  • Oct 28

    Who framed the CopyKat?

    Who framed the CopyKat?
    The UK government has confirmed another two years of funding for the City Of London Police's Intellectual Property Crime Unit, or PIPCU, which has been spearheading a number of anti-piracy initiatives since its launch last year.Finnish…
Rank this Week: 868

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In County Board Invocation Policy

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In County Board Invocation Policy
    Tuesday's arguments (audio of full arguments) in Hudson v. Pittsylvania County, Virginia are now available on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' website.  In the case, a Virginia federal district court held that the prayer…
  • Oct 30

    Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A "Church Plan" Exempt From ERISA

    Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A "Church Plan" Exempt From ERISA
    In Hanshaw v. Life Insurance Company of North America, (WD KY, Oct. 24, 2014), a Kentucky federal district court held that a long term disability insurance plan offered to its employees by a Catholic hospital is covered by ERISA and…
  • Oct 30

    New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece

    New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece
    In Nguyen v. Holder, (NY Ct. App., Oct. 28, 2014), the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court--  answering a question certified to it by the Second Circuit, held that a marriage between a man and his half-niece (i.e.…
Rank this Week: 42

Be BARBRI Ready

Be BARBRI Ready

Covers bar exams. By BARBRI.

http://www.barexambrief.com/
  • Oct 30

    Five Tips for Exceptional 1L Performance

    Five Tips for Exceptional 1L Performance
    By Chris Nikitas, Esq., BARBRI Director of Legal Education Many people view 1L year as the most important year in law school, and it’s easy to see why. By May, you’ll know where you stand in comparison to your classmates. For…
  • Oct 28

    #The2Llife: Love or Hate – Study Group

    #The2Llife: Love or Hate – Study Group
    GUEST BLOG Harrison Thorne, 2L at UCLA School of Law When I began law school, I found that people either love or hate study groups. I tried to make my own decision. At first, I began studying with a large group—roughly six of us, myself…
  • Oct 27

    #The1Llife: Outlining (Part 1)

    #The1Llife: Outlining (Part 1)
    GUEST BLOG By Lauren Rose, 1L at the University of Detroit Mercy Outline. Outline. Outline. It’s all everyone seems to be talking about but what exactly is an outline? Well, it’s essentially a study guide. You can buy outlines,…
Rank this Week: 779

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Oct 30

    Prosecutors Badly Botched Grenade Case, Says Justice Department Watchdog

    Prosecutors Badly Botched Grenade Case, Says Justice Department Watchdog
    Federal prosecutors and agents put lives at risk by allowing a suspected arms smuggler to sneak thousands of grenade components across the Mexican border into the hands of drug cartel members, according to a new report by the Justice…
  • Oct 30

    Judge Lets ‘Clawback’ Suits Against Ex-Dewey Partners Move Ahead

    Judge Lets ‘Clawback’ Suits Against Ex-Dewey Partners Move Ahead
    A bankruptcy judge refused this week to dismiss lawsuits against seven former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partners seeking nearly $16 million for the defunct law firm's creditors, ruling that under New York state law, any money the partners were…
  • Oct 30

    Regulator Accuses Gerber of Misleading Parents About Baby Formula

    Regulator Accuses Gerber of Misleading Parents About Baby Formula
    The federal government is accusing the country's biggest baby-food maker of deceiving parents about the potential health benefits of one of its formula products.
Rank this Week: 97

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/
  • Oct 30

    [Eugene Volokh] Judge Andrew J. Guilford, “Modern headings to head readers the right way”

    [Eugene Volokh] Judge Andrew J. Guilford, “Modern headings to head readers the right way”
    I thought I’d pass along this very interesting article by Judge Andrew J. Guilford, from today’s L.A. Daily Journal. I think the heading style he suggests is functionally better in many ways, for the reasons he mentions. The risk,…
  • Oct 30

    [David Post] Does the stairway to heaven go through the Eastern District of Pennsylvania?

    [David Post] Does the stairway to heaven go through the Eastern District of Pennsylvania?
    A lawsuit brought against the members of Led Zeppelin on behalf of the heirs of Randy Craig Wolfe (aka Randy California), alleging that the iconic opening riff of Stairway to Heaven – a song that routinely shows up at or near the top of…
  • Oct 30

    [Orin Kerr] 2015 Supplement to Computer Crime Law

    [Orin Kerr] 2015 Supplement to Computer Crime Law
    Pardon the parochial post, but I wanted to let professors and students who are using my Computer Crime Law casebook next semester to know that a 2015 Supplement will be available for use starting in the Spring 2015 semester. I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 10

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 30

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge
    The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm…
  • Oct 29

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software
    OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool. The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED.
  • Oct 29

    Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data

    Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data
    In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail…
Rank this Week: 19

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 30

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47
    Today's New York Times has this editorial headlined "California Leads on Justice Reform: Prop 47 Could Take the State a Step Further in Reducing Overcrowding." Here are excerpts: For a long time, the conventional political wisdom…
  • Oct 30

    "Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection"

    "Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection"
    The title of this post is the title of this new article by I. Glenn Cohen, Robert Truog, and Mark Rockoff available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the wake of the recent botched execution by lethal injection in...
  • Oct 30

    Notable criticism of Pope's advocacy against LWOP and "nurturing mommy" approach to government

    Notable criticism of Pope's advocacy against LWOP and "nurturing mommy" approach to government
    As noted in this post last week, Pope Francis spoke out last week against life imprisonment and harsh sentencing systems focused more on punishment than social justice. This intriguing new American Spectator commentary by Mark Tooley takes…
Rank this Week: 87

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Maritime Injury Law Blog

Covers offshore injuries involving fishing vessels. By Beard, Stacey & Jacobsen, LLP.

http://www.maritimeinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    SLEEPING AT THE WHEEL OF A FISHING VESSEL? EIGHT TIMES? GROSSLY NEGLIGENT.

    SLEEPING AT THE WHEEL OF A FISHING VESSEL? EIGHT TIMES? GROSSLY NEGLIGENT.
    Kevin Lam, 43, master of the fishing vessel LADY ANN MARGARET, pled guilty to eight charges of sleeping at the wheel for extended periods of time with no other person on watch, said the US Attorney's Office for the District...
  • Oct 24

    FUEL BARGE ADRIFT IN BEAUFORT SEA, AK

    FUEL BARGE ADRIFT IN BEAUFORT SEA, AK
    A 134-foot barge is drifting in the Beaufort Sea and may be headed towards Prudhoe Bay after its towline snapped in Canadian waters during a severe storm Monday. The unmanned barge, carrying 950 gallons of diesel fuel, broke free from...
  • Oct 23

    AMERICAN TUG BARBARA FOSS RESCUES DISABLED RUSSIAN CONTAINER SHIP ADRIFT OFF HAIDA GWAII IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA

    AMERICAN TUG BARBARA FOSS RESCUES DISABLED RUSSIAN CONTAINER SHIP ADRIFT OFF HAIDA GWAII IN BRITISH COLUMBIA, CANADA
    On Thursday night, October 17, 2014, the 440' Russian container ship SIMUSHIR lost power in heavy winds and rough water off Haida Gwaii, also known as the Queen Charlotte Islands, while sailing from Everett, WA to Russia. SIMUSHIR was…
Rank this Week: 520

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    The nominative/descriptive line

    The nominative/descriptive line
    I love ads like this, which play with trademark meaning and non-trademark meaning: how should the law analyze them?"Rekindle your love of beautiful books" ad for print bookshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Oct 30

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court

    FTC challenges Gerber allergy-protection claims in court
    Read the FTC's explanation.  The FDA approved an extremely limited claim about very sketchy scientific evidence, and Gerber converted that into "the first and only infant formula that meets the criteria for a FDA Qualified Health Claim,"…
  • Oct 30

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM

    Can't replead TM as false advertising when functionality precludes TM
    Honeywell International Inc. v. ICM Controls Corp., 2014 WL 5438395, No. 11–569 (D. Minn. Oct. 24, 2014)This litigation involves claims for patent infringement, copyright infringement, violations of the Lanham Act, and violations of the…
Rank this Week: 449

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Plaquemines placing sex offender signs on lawns for Halloween

    Plaquemines placing sex offender signs on lawns for Halloween
    This story needs to be told. This is insanity supported by the Police who folks are supposed to believe will never lie to the public. The police are fully aware of the truth re: Sex offender research and Halloween; here we see them telling…
  • Oct 30

    Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?

    Are Sex Offenders Unfairly Persecuted on Halloween?
    10-30-2014 National: On Halloween night, Andrew will celebrate the holiday the way most married fathers do: He and his wife will go trick-or-treating with their two kids, who are nine and 12; maybe afterward, they’ll head to their church…
  • Oct 30

    Mom of Spartanburg teen killed trick-or-treating asks for caution this Halloween

    Mom of Spartanburg teen killed trick-or-treating asks for caution this Halloween
    10-30-2014 South Carolina: SPARTANBURG, SC (FOX Carolina) - Erica Fields, 17, was hit by a car while collecting candy with her younger brother on Halloween in 2013. Her mother Kalani Fields said she never wants any parent to go through…
Rank this Week: 35

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

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

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Oct 30

    Citigroup Lowers Third-Quarter Earning

    Citigroup Lowers Third-Quarter Earning
    Citigroup says it has to cut its third-quarter earnings because of a $600 million increase in legal expenses. The bank said the increase was the result of "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations."
  • Oct 30

    Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did

    Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did
    David Geffen, the 71-year-old billionaire Hollywood mogul, was one of the first business executives to come out publicly as gay, and he applauded the decision by Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, to announce that he is gay, too, William D.…
  • Oct 30

    Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

    Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.
    The judge rejected arguments that the city's plan unfairly discriminated among creditors by shielding the city’s retirees from any impairment of their pensions, saying that although it did not directly cut the pensions, it did eliminate…
Rank this Week: 5

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    Legal Discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany

    Legal Discourse in Vichy France and Nazi Germany
    Today!!   Hat Tip: H-Law
  • Oct 30

    Hackney on Calabresi and Contemporary American Legal Theory

    Hackney on Calabresi and Contemporary American Legal Theory
    James R. Hackney, Jr., Northeastern University School of Law, has posted Guido Calabresi and the Construction of Contemporary American Legal Theory, which appears in Law and Contemporary Problems 77 (2014): 45-64.  Here is the…
  • Oct 29

    Tirres on Collins, "Illegitimate Borders"

    Tirres on Collins, "Illegitimate Borders"
    Over at JOTWELL, Allison Tirres (DePaul University College of Law) has posted an appreciative review of Kristin A. Collins, "Illegitimate Borders: Jus Sanguinis Citizenship and the Legal Construction of Family, Race, and Nation." The article…
Rank this Week: 678

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Oct 30

    Freeport LNG Enters Into Definitive Agreements for Train 1 Financing

    Freeport LNG Enters Into Definitive Agreements for Train 1 Financing
    Freeport LNG Expansion, L.P. (Freeport LNG) today announced that its subsidiary, FLNG Liquefaction, LLC, has entered into definitive agreements with Japan Bank for International Cooperation and six commercial banks for the debt financing of…
  • Oct 30

    Dominion Cove Point LNG Authorized to Proceed with Construction of Export Terminal Facilitie

    Dominion Cove Point LNG Authorized to Proceed with Construction of Export Terminal Facilitie
    Yesterday, FERC issued a notice to proceed authorizing Dominion Cove Point LNG to modify the hydrostatic test water disposal location and soil storage, relocate existing utility lines, demolish certain buildings, and proceed with grading…
  • Oct 29

    BG Group to Delay Proposed B.C. Prince Rupert LNG Terminal

    BG Group to Delay Proposed B.C. Prince Rupert LNG Terminal
    An article in the Financial Post, citing a report in The Wall Street Journal [subscription required], states that BG Group Plc is likely to delay its proposed LNG export terminal at Prince Rupert, British Columbia (B.C.) to provide time to…
Rank this Week: 327

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 236

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    SHOP - Not as "Easy as Buying a Plane Ticket"

    SHOP - Not as "Easy as Buying a Plane Ticket"
    Ohio is one of five states with early access to the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP). The SHOP is the only place where an employer can receive a small business tax credit and offer multiple insurance companies and plans. With…
  • Oct 30

    From Bad to Worse...

    From Bad to Worse...
    The 2015 Open Enrollment begins in a couple of weeks, and carriers, agents, HHS and all the rest are busy gearing up for it.That's the good news.Sort of.Here's the reality: if you're thinking about buying on the ObamaTax Exchange, be sure…
  • Oct 29

    Cavalcade of Risk #220: Tricks and Treats edition

    Cavalcade of Risk #220: Tricks and Treats edition
    Louise Norris has a real bag of goodies for us this week, with risky posts from drones to (metaphorical) tsunamis. And not a marshmallow peanut in sight. Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 37

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 30

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman
    Silberman says he has long thought FISA court was unconstitutional b/c judges shouldn’t make policy #privacyact & they become rubber-stamps — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) October 30, 2014
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
Rank this Week: 68

InhouseBlog

InhouseBlog

Covers corporate, employment law, environmental, forms, insurance, IP, litigation and more. By Geoffrey G. Gussis.

http://www.inhouseblog.com
  • Oct 30

    How to Get an In-House Counsel Job

    How to Get an In-House Counsel Job
    If you are like many lawyers, at one or more times in your life you will ask yourself a simple question: “How do I get an in-house counsel job?”. This may happen after a soul-crushing week pulling all-nighters at a Biglaw…
  • Oct 28

    In-house IP Counsel Facing Biz Pressure

    In-house IP Counsel Facing Biz Pressure
    A new survey from CPA Global Ltd. shows how the job of IP counsel has broadened and created new challenges. ; ; ; ; ; ; The post In-house IP Counsel Facing Biz Pressure appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
  • Oct 24

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability

    Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability
    Trick or treat or employment law litigation? ; ; ; ; ; ; The post Trick or Treat: Office Halloween Party Liability appeared on InhouseBlog.com. Thousands of contracts at kFetch.com
Rank this Week: 106

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Romano on "The Market for Corporate Law Redux"

    Romano on "The Market for Corporate Law Redux"
    Roberta Romano has posted "The Market for Corporate Law Redux" (October 19, 2014). Forthcoming in Francesco Parisi, ed., Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full…
  • Oct 29

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower

    Using employment agreements to gag whistleblower
    Alison Frankel has an interesting article on the issue and the apparently looming SEC crackdown. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 29

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"

    Edward Rock on "Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance"
    Edward Rock has posted Institutional Investors in Corporate Governance (October 15, 2014). U of Penn, Inst for Law & Econ Research Paper No. 14-37. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links,…
Rank this Week: 475

Canadian Securities Law Online

Canadian Securities Law Online

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

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

    CCGG releases annual best practices for proxy circular disclosure

    CCGG releases annual best practices for proxy circular disclosure
    Kevin Smyth and Marshall Eidinger -  Recently, the Canadian Coalition for Good Governance (CCGG) released its 2014 Best Practices for Proxy Circular Disclosure. The annual publication, which is intended to provide issuers with…
  • Oct 30

    Amendments to Regulation 91-507 approved in Quebec

    Amendments to Regulation 91-507 approved in Quebec
     Quebec's Regulation to amend Regulation 91-507 respecting Repositories and Derivatives Data Reporting has now received Ministerial approval. As we wrote last week, the amended regulation comes into force tomorrow.
  • Oct 30

    Canadian rules on trade repositories and data reporting - Where we are on the eve of reporting

    Canadian rules on trade repositories and data reporting - Where we are on the eve of reporting
    Margaret Grottenthaler - The trade reporting rules of the securities regulatory authorities in Ontario, Manitoba and Quebec will require reporting beginning October 31. A number of changes to the rules have been made since they were first…
Rank this Week: 631

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
  • Oct 30

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time

    Jason Rivait Quoted in Law Time
    Jason Rivait was quoted in the article “Focus: Airbnb changing condo landscape,” which appeared in Law Times. Airbnb is an online service that connects hosts with spare bedrooms or entire homes, condominium units, apartments,…
  • Oct 28

    Using Trade Names, Logos and Slogan

    Using Trade Names, Logos and Slogan
    Many condominium corporations use the trade name, logo and/or slogans of their condominium site that was originally marketed by the developer. Whether the use is on a sign, newsletter or website, the right to use that name, logo or slogan is…
  • Oct 27

    Visit Denise at the 18th Annual Condominium Conference

    Visit Denise at the 18th Annual Condominium Conference
    Denise Lash will be speaking at the 18th Annual Condominium Conference, taking place November 7 & 8 at the Toronto Congress Centre. Her presentation will take place on Friday, November 7, and the topic of her presentation is…
Rank this Week: 126

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/
  • Oct 30

    An Anatomy of the Death of the Kibbutz: Review of Amos Oz, Between Friend

    An Anatomy of the Death of the Kibbutz: Review of Amos Oz, Between Friend
    My grandmother Dora and her sister Batya were the sole survivors (so we thought, years later, a brother would emerge in Ukraine) of their family, having both moved to Palestine before the war. But Dora and Batya could not have had more…
  • Oct 30

    A Mistake Regarding Korematsu

    A Mistake Regarding Korematsu
    Thanks to Ilya Somin for his additional comments in our "debate" about whether Justice Thomas's jurisprudence would support Korematsu. Respectfully though, Ilya is factually incorrect in saying neither Mr. Korematsu nor other…
  • Oct 30

    Gun Control Targeting Dangerous Symptom

    Gun Control Targeting Dangerous Symptom
    New York has revoked gun rights for over 40,000 people deemed dangerous by mental health professionals. Are all of these people really dangerous? Are other people who fear losing their gun rights deterred from seeking help? These questions…
Rank this Week: 518

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Oct 30

    Harvard Announces New Animal Advocacy Program

    Harvard Announces New Animal Advocacy Program
    David Cassuto From the email... Brad Goldberg is a mensch of the first order. Generous Gift from Bradley L. Goldberg Will Support Animal Advocacy Program at Harvard Law School October 29, 2014   Harvard Law School has announced that…
  • Oct 30

    Quinnipiac Law Review 2014 Symposium International Wildlife Trafficking

    Quinnipiac Law Review 2014 Symposium International Wildlife Trafficking
    David Cassuto From the email: The Quinnipiac Law Review will host its annual Symposium on Nov. 8, 2014 In February 2014, 46 countries, including the U.S., convened for The London Conference on Illegal Wildlife Trade. The meeting resulted in…
  • Oct 29

    NY BILL PROPOSING BAN ON TATTOOING AND PIERCING OF PETS

    NY BILL PROPOSING BAN ON TATTOOING AND PIERCING OF PETS
    Angela Scarduzio           In New York, torturing, unjustifiably injuring, mutilating, or willfully furthering any act of cruelty to any animal is a violation of the state’s animal cruelty statute. N.Y.…
Rank this Week: 439

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

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

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

    Guest Post: When “Disruptive” Technology Hits Your Workplace, What Then?

    Guest Post: When “Disruptive” Technology Hits Your Workplace, What Then?
    Today, I’m pleased to highlight a guest post from Steven Scheinberg, the General Counsel of the Anti-Defamation League. I’ve known Steven for several years and was very happy when he offered to share his thoughts on this important…
  • Oct 29

    Watching Over Your Employee

    Watching Over Your Employee
    With cameras on every smart phone and computers that can track your every click, it’s hard for employers to know what’s proper in the workplace when it comes to surveillance and monitoring. I’ve talked on the blog before…
  • Oct 27

    Your Company’s Wellness Program May Violate The Law, Says the EEOC

    Your Company’s Wellness Program May Violate The Law, Says the EEOC
    I’ve talked about wellness programs from time to time here on the blog.  Robin Shea, on her great blog, first brought this up back in August. But since then, there are some new developments from the EEOC that employers should…
Rank this Week: 118

Article 3

Article 3

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

http://www.article-3.com/
  • Oct 30

    The Results Are In: Brazil Presidential Elections Part 3

    The Results Are In: Brazil Presidential Elections Part 3
      The results are in and Dilma Rousseff has been reelected as Brazil’s president. After a dramatic election season and a brutal run-off election, Rousseff squeaked out a victory with just 51.4 percent of the vote. Her win sent…
  • Oct 29

    Money Talks, Defendants Don’t Walk

    Money Talks, Defendants Don’t Walk
    Another day, another chilling study about the corrosive effects big money has on our electoral system. What makes this one noteworthy is that it’s not another “shocking” expose about how our politicians are bought and paid…
  • Oct 28

    The Strange Case of the Fake Chinese Island Chain

    The Strange Case of the Fake Chinese Island Chain
    Over the past two years, China has pursued agenda to strategically grow their power by constructing fake islands in the South China Sea. The country is staking claim on islands that they have little rights to near the Philippines, Malaysia,…
Rank this Week: 916

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Oct 30

    Bill Maher: "If You Strike Me Down, I Shall Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine."

    Bill Maher: "If You Strike Me Down, I Shall Become More Powerful Than You Can Possibly Imagine."
    The editors at The Federalist were kind enough to ask me to write a guest post, on the movement at UC-Berkeley to disinvite heretic Bill Maher from speaking at December commencement. I took them up on the opportunity. Bill Maher: "If You…
  • Oct 29

    The Road To Popehat: Spooky Edition

    The Road To Popehat: Spooky Edition
    It's time once again for the Road to Popehat: the feature in which we check out the traffic logs, see what searches brought you here, and ask ourselves "would a zombie apocalypse really be so bad and/or immediately recognizable?" speeches…
  • Oct 29

    With Apologies To Black Sabbath

    With Apologies To Black Sabbath
    ALRIGHT NOW! Won't you listen to me? When I first met you, didn't realize Can't buy a condom, for Cory Gardner's lies. He weirded the weather, in my clime. Cut my brother's Pell Grant, him and his kind. OH YEAH NOW! Treasury was empty,…
Rank this Week: 353

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Contract Manufacturing Expert Witness On Contract Planning Risk

    Contract Manufacturing Expert Witness On Contract Planning Risk
    In Frequent Contract Planning Risks, contract manufacturing expert witness Robert G. Freid writes on the importance of the contract prior to the start of work.- Customers have their greatest negotiating leverage before start of work. Once…
  • Oct 26

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 3

    Cross-examining the Expert Witness by Dean Brett Part 3
    In The Four Main Advantages of Trial Lawyer against Expert Witness, attorney Dean Brett writes on what he describes as "one of the trial attorney's most difficult tasks." In the first part of this article series on the topic of how to…
  • Oct 21

    Expert Witness Marketing Consultant Rosalie Hamilton On Expert Pay

    Expert Witness Marketing Consultant Rosalie Hamilton On Expert Pay
    In her special report EXPERT PAY DISCUSSION, Rosalie Hamilton, the leading authority on expert witness marketing and founder of Expert Communications, writes: You May Enjoy Your Work, But Don't Work for the Fun of It — Make Sure You…
Rank this Week: 928

Antitrust Today

Antitrust Today

Covers antitrust issues both domestically and abroad. By Constantine Cannon LLP.

http://www.antitrusttoday.com
Rank this Week: 782