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BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Feb 5

    BLS Library Pre-Oscar Movie Night

    BLS Library Pre-Oscar Movie Night
    During the week leading up to Oscar Night 2016, the Brooklyn Law School Library will host a Pre-Oscar Movie Night. The event showcases the Prof. Robert Pitler movie collection of more than 1500 DVDs. Click on the link to see the complete list…
  • Jan 30

    Watergate Revisited

    Watergate Revisited
    The 43rd anniversary of the January 30, 1973 convictions of former Nixon aides G. Gordon Liddy and James W. McCord Jr. for conspiracy, burglary and wiretapping in connection with the break-in at the Watergate hotel brings to mind the…
  • Jan 29

    Seminar Paper Workshop

    Seminar Paper Workshop
    Are you struggling with selecting a topic for your seminar paper or suffering from writers’ block? Help is on the way. At 4:00 pm on Thursday, February 4, Prof. Fajans and Librarian Kathy Darvil will run their semi-annual workshop on…
Rank this Week: 568

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/
  • Feb 5

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)

    Stuard v. Stuard (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 5, 2016)
    I'm looking at the caption of the case.  "Stuard v. Stuard".  Divorce case, I assume.Except it's Jeffrey Stuard v. Matthew Stuard.  No biggie.  Gay divorce case.Nope.Not a family law case at all, then.  Brothers…
  • Feb 4

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)

    Smith v. Schiro (9th Cir. - Feb. 4, 2016)
    An test that Robert Smith took when he was 15 years old (in 1964) indicated that he had an I.Q. of 62.  One that he took later that year indicated an I.Q. of 71.Smith committed a murder in 1980.Tests taken in 2005 and 2007 indicated in…
  • Feb 3

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)

    People v. Valenzuela (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 3, 2016)
    Defendant carjacks someone, pushing the victim down while her six-year old child stood by crying.  Defendant then speeds off in the vehicle, almost running over a bystander in the process.When the police start a chase, defendant then…
Rank this Week: 134

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Feb 5

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue

    Malheur Occupation/Sagebrush Rebellion Continue
    When Stephen Miller blogged a week ago about the implications of the occupation at the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge in Oregon, it seemed like things were winding to a close. Ammon Bundy and the other organizers had been arrested and...
  • Feb 4

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob

    They're making a movie about Jane Jacob
    It's called A Matter of Death and Life: A Movie about Cities through the Lens of Jane Jacobs. Apparently there was a screening in LA last week. Probably out soon. Here is how the film describes itself: Fifty years ago,...
  • Feb 4

    Did the State of Michigan inversely condemn the entire City of Flint?: Environmental justice meets the Taking Clause

    Did the State of Michigan inversely condemn the entire City of Flint?: Environmental justice meets the Taking Clause
    A complaint filed in mid-January by plaintiffs in Michigan's Court of Claims alleges a novel, and intriguing claim. Taken to its limits, the class action essentially alleges that the State of Michigan inversely condemned the entire City of…
Rank this Week: 511

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 5

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Not a big Coldplay fan? Here’s some other halftime entertainment: the latest in EPA science. February is Healthy Heart Month Heart disease and stroke are the first and fourth leading causes of death in the United…
  • Feb 4

    See the data, find a solution

    See the data, find a solution
    by Amanda Pruzinsky Ever remember a time when you were in school thinking “why am I learning this?” I sure can. But I can also remember the first time everything just clicked and made complete sense. For me, it was in my high…
  • Feb 3

    Making a Visible Difference through Citizen Science

    Making a Visible Difference through Citizen Science
    By Laura Stewart About the author: Laura Stewart is an Oak Ridge Institute of Science and Education (ORISE) research participant in the EPA Region 10 office. My first citizen science project was in 1999; working on a United Nations-funded…
Rank this Week: 82

SEC Lawyers Blog

SEC Lawyers Blog

Covers stock fraud. By Sonn & Erez, PLC.

http://www.seclawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Related to Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (NYSE: BGH)

    Sonn|Erez Investigating Claims Related to Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (NYSE: BGH)
    Sonn|Erez is investigating investment losses related to Babson Capital Global Short Duration High Yield Fund (NYSE: BGH), a closed end short duration high yield bond fund managed by Babson Capital Management, LLC. The Fund “seeks to…
  • Jan 21

    Price Declines Prompt Mandatory Redemption of Two UBS Leveraged ETNS

    Price Declines Prompt Mandatory Redemption of Two UBS Leveraged ETNS
    Shares of UBS' ETRACS 2x Monthly Leveraged S&P MLP Index ETN (MLPV) and ETRACS 2x Monthly Leveraged Long Alerian MLP Infrastructure ETN (MLPL) will be "mandatorily redeemed," and investors will receive payment of an "acceleration amount"…
  • Jan 20

    Master Limited Partnerships Cut, Suspend Dividends to Improve Liquidity

    Master Limited Partnerships Cut, Suspend Dividends to Improve Liquidity
    Sonn|Erez is investigating claims related to master limited partnerships ("MLPs") such as Kinder Morgan, Inc. (KMI), Southcross Energy Partners LP (SXE), Atlas Resource Partners LP (ARP), and Breitburn Energy Partners LP (BBEP). A master…
Rank this Week: 665

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Feb 5

    Law and Economics for the Read-Write Generation: A Review of Guido Calabresi’s “The Future of Law and Economics”

    Law and Economics for the Read-Write Generation: A Review of Guido Calabresi’s “The Future of Law and Economics”
    One of the great pleasures of this little book is that it does not attempt to be exhaustive. Reading it feels like being whisked through a behind-the-scenes tour of a chocolate boutique, with the chocolatier himself merely gesturing modestly…
  • Feb 5

    Means and Ends in Law and Economic

    Means and Ends in Law and Economic
    Is law and economics about means, ends, or both? This question, which lies at the heart of Guido Calabresi’s intriguing new book, turns out to have no easy answer.  Law and economics is by turns imperialistic and indifferent, a…
  • Feb 4

    (R)evolution in Law & Economic

    (R)evolution in Law & Economic
    It is a real pleasure to read Guido Calabresi’s The Future of Law and Economics almost 20 years after taking his torts class. Calabresi always struck me as a warm and inspiring presence at Yale. He’s attained eminence as…
Rank this Week: 64

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Feb 5

    Cuba: Inversión, comercio y garantías financiera

    Cuba: Inversión, comercio y garantías financiera
    Matricúlate en el curso en línea – Cuba: Inversión, comercio y garantías financieras DESCRIPCIÓN Este curso busca orientar sobre el marco jurídico de la inversión y el comercio…
  • Feb 5

    Etiqueta para el abogado que usa Facebook

    Etiqueta para el abogado que usa Facebook
    Las redes sociales, en especial Facebook, se han convertido en parte de la realidad diaria del individuo moderno. Su alcance es tan grande que mediante estas herramientas no solo puedes compartir con familiares y amigos los asuntos de vida…
  • Feb 5

    Querella contra la Policía de Puerto Rico por promover la religión

    Querella contra la Policía de Puerto Rico por promover la religión
    La organización Humanistas Seculares de Puerto Rico (HUSE) presentó esta semana una querella ante la Comisión de Derechos Civiles por la práctica de la Policía de Puerto Rico de utilizar personal y…
Rank this Week: 692

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • Feb 5

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably

    CMS Considering IMR Determinations More Favorably
    An interesting and exciting turn of events has occurred within the last week, and we are pleased to report that we have begun to notice a change in the manner by which CMS is considering Independent Medical Review determinations (IMRs). …
  • Feb 1

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide

    Updates Added to the WCMSA Reference Guide
    An updated and revised WCMSA reference guide has been issued. The revised guide, version 2.4, can be found here. The revised WCMSA reference guide only has one update, which specifically addresses ongoing responsibility for medicals (ORM)…
  • Jan 22

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice

    Takemoto False Claims Act Suit Finally Dismissed with Prejudice
    For anyone following the ongoing saga of Kent Takemoto’s final attempt to cash in on the insurance industry’s obligations to Medicare, we have finally reach the conclusion. On January 20, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the…
Rank this Week: 279

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Feb 5

    “There are some people who I would wish to offend.”

    “There are some people who I would wish to offend.”
    So said a former chairman of the BBC. I recently heard the phrase repeated by Monty Python co-founder John Cleese. If for some reason you don’t know who or what Monty Python is, they were a surreal humor group from which almost all…
  • Feb 3

    Bloggers With Bite: Atlanta, GA 2/22/16

    Bloggers With Bite: Atlanta, GA 2/22/16
    Well, it was bound to happen sooner or later. At noon, on February 22, 2016 at GSU School Of Law in Atlanta, GA, some of the crankiest and snarkiest law bloggers in the country are going to get together. The event is open to all law students…
  • Feb 2

    Are You A Lion Or A Gazelle?

    Are You A Lion Or A Gazelle?
    A few days ago over at Consultant’s Mind, there was a discussion of the infamous Dan Montano quote that was popularized in Thomas Friedman’s The World Is Flat: Every morning in Africa, a gazelle wakes up. It knows it must run…
Rank this Week: 701

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/
  • Feb 5

    Gardbaum on Proportionality & Postive and Horizontal Right

    Gardbaum on Proportionality & Postive and Horizontal Right
    Stephen Gardbaum (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Positive and Horizontal Rights: Proportionality's Next Frontier or a Bridge Too Far? (Proportionality: New Frontiers, New Challenges, Vicki Jackson and…
  • Feb 5

    Seto on a Forced Labor Theory of Property & Taxation

    Seto on a Forced Labor Theory of Property & Taxation
    Theodore P. Seto (Loyola Law School Los Angeles) has posted A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation (The Philosophy of Tax Law (Oxford University Press 2016), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: One of the great accomplishments…
  • Feb 5

    Samaha on Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation

    Samaha on Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation
    Adam M. Samaha (New York University School of Law) has posted Starting with the Text — On Sequencing Effects in Statutory Interpretation and Beyond (The Journal of Legal Analysis, Vol. 08, 2016 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 45

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/
Rank this Week: 533

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 391

CommLawBlog

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

http://www.commlawblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?

    Is Wi-Fi in Danger?
    Upcoming tests seek to predict whether Wi-Fi can survive cell companies’ using its frequency bands. (Like it says in that disclaimer over to the right, this post reflects the opinions of its author – not his law firm, its other…
  • Feb 5

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1

    Telecom Tickler 2016 – CPNI Certifications Due By March 1
    It’s that time of year again – time for our annual reminder to most (but not necessarily all) telecommunications carriers and interconnected VoIP providers that your CPNI certifications are due by March 1, 2016. As described by…
  • Feb 2

    Update: Last Piece of AM Revitalization Puzzle Now in Place

    Update: Last Piece of AM Revitalization Puzzle Now in Place
    As we reported just a couple of weeks ago, the last element of the AM Revitalization rulemaking that had not yet taken effect was Section 73.1560 (along with the related Form 338, a/k/a the AM Station Modulation Dependent Carrier Level (MDCL)…
Rank this Week: 883

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/
  • Feb 5

    HSBC pays $470m for mortgage misconduct

    HSBC pays $470m for mortgage misconduct
    BBC News reports: HSBC has reached a $470m [] settlement with the US government and states related to dubious mortgage lending and foreclosure practices that contributed to the financial crisis. The agreement includes a $100m fine and $370m…
  • Feb 5

    Getting generic drugs on the market

    Getting generic drugs on the market
    Read this essay by acting FDA commissioner Stephen Ostroff on what the FDA is doing to get safe and effective generic drugs on the market promptly. The agency's efforts are important because the cost of generic drugs generally is far...
  • Feb 5

    "It's like listening to someone get beat up"

    "It's like listening to someone get beat up"
    Financially speaking, that is. Last Friday's episode of NPR's Planet Money goes inside the telemarketing scam based on the premise that workers can work from home and make a great living. The episode includes audio from an actual sales…
Rank this Week: 160

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 164

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    National Security Highlights from the Fifth Democratic Debate

    National Security Highlights from the Fifth Democratic Debate
    On Thursday night, the Democratic presidential candidates took to the stage in New Hampshire for their fifth debate in anticipation of Tuesday’s primary. The debate was moderated by MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow and NBC’s Chuck…
  • Feb 5

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    President Obama’s national security aides and top military advisers are pressing him to approve military force in order to counter Islamic State militants that analysts say are forming a new safe haven in Libya. The Washington Post…
  • Feb 5

    Is DOJ Rethinking Material Support Laws and Domestic Terrorism?

    Is DOJ Rethinking Material Support Laws and Domestic Terrorism?
    In December, following the Planned Parenthood shooting and San Bernardino attacks, I shared some thoughts on the differences between domestic and international terrorism laws in the U.S. There, I argued that it was both rational and…
Rank this Week: 87

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 5

    Report Explores the Use of Social Tools to Improve Interagency Collaboration

    Report Explores the Use of Social Tools to Improve Interagency Collaboration
    IBM Center for Business of Government – “This report is intended for an audience beyond the U.S. Intelligence Community—senior managers in government, their advisors and students of government performance who are interested…
  • Feb 5

    Negotiations for UK wiretap order access to US social media

    Negotiations for UK wiretap order access to US social media
    Washington Post: “If U.S. and British negotiators have their way, MI5, the British domestic security service, could one day go directly to American companies like Facebook or Google with a wiretap order for the online chats of British…
  • Feb 5

    Independent Voices – historic online searchable alternative press database

    Independent Voices – historic online searchable alternative press database
    “Independent Voices chronicles the transformative decades of the 60s, 70s and 80s through the lens of an independent alternative press. Consolidated for the first time, Independent Voices provides over 1,000 titles from the special…
Rank this Week: 17

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 5

    Tajikistan court approves constitutional amendments removing limit on presidential term

    Tajikistan court approves constitutional amendments removing limit on presidential term
    The Constitutional Court of Tajikistan [official website] has affirmed the legality of a proposed amendment to the Constitution of Tajikistan [text] that would allow the possibility of current President Emomali Rahmon [BBC profile] remaining…
  • Feb 5

    Federal judge rules UN ambassador not immune from bribery prosecution

    Federal judge rules UN ambassador not immune from bribery prosecution
    Judge Vernon Broderick for the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] ruled on Thursday that suspended Deputy UN Ambassador Francis Lorenzo cannot claim diplomatic immunity on bribery charges. Lorenzo,…
  • Feb 5

    UN urges elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030

    UN urges elimination of female genital mutilation by 2030
    UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official profile] in a statement [press release] released on Friday urged all concerned countries to eliminate female genital mutilation (FGM) by 2030, calling it a “violent practice” scarring…
Rank this Week: 11

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Feb 5

    Campaign Finance Amendment to be Introduced in Minnesota

    Campaign Finance Amendment to be Introduced in Minnesota
    In an effort to repair and modernize Minnesota’s campaign finance system, House Democrats have announced their intention to introduce a Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 5

    Special Election Set for South Carolina Senate Seat

    Special Election Set for South Carolina Senate Seat
    A special election will be held May 17 for South Carolina State Senate District 4. If necessary, a primary election Continued on Next Page
  • Feb 5

    News You Can Use Digest – February 5, 2016

    News You Can Use Digest – February 5, 2016
    National: How Bob McDonnell’s Case Might Help Others Accused of Public Corruption Washington Post – Matt Zapotosky | Published: 1/29/2016 The Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 761

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Feb 5

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter

    This is Why Obama’s Speech on American Muslims Matter
    Yesterday, President Obama visited a U.S. mosque for the first time in his presidency. He quoted from the Islamic holy book, the Quran. And he unequivocally denounced anti-Muslim hate.
  • Feb 2

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl

    What El Salvador’s Total Abortion Ban Means for Women and Girl
    In 1998, El Salvador outlawed abortion under any circumstances, including cases where the life or health of the woman is at risk; where pregnancies are the result of rape or incest; and in cases of severe fetal abnormalities. El…
  • Feb 1

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror

    When Life is Disposable: Muslim Bodies as Precarious in the War on Terror
    Muslim bodies have been detained, extradited, tortured, and unlawfully killed. Muslim lives have been drowned in a sea of policy and rhetoric that justifies the loss of lives as “collateral damage” in the name of protecting U.S.…
Rank this Week: 20

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Chipotle Throws Australian Beef Under the Bu

    Chipotle Throws Australian Beef Under the Bu
    I guess that would be “Down Under” the bus? And, Chipotle admits to violating the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act because it sold “adulterated” food because it was “prepared,... Continue Reading
  • Feb 4

    Chipotle Executives – Time to Find Really Good Criminal Lawyer

    Chipotle Executives – Time to Find Really Good Criminal Lawyer
    This week Chipotle announced that it had been subpoenaed as part of a federal criminal investigation into food safety at its restaurants nationwide. The subpoena broadened the scope of a... Continue Reading
  • Feb 4

    If Chipotle (and Public Health) were transparent in July 2015, could all of Chipotle’s woes been avoided?

    If Chipotle (and Public Health) were transparent in July 2015, could all of Chipotle’s woes been avoided?
    Yesterday, with the announcement of an expanded criminal investigation and slumping sales, combined with a stock price creeping slightly back up from the bottom after a multi-billion dollar free fall,... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 19

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Feb 5

    Full time receptionist needed at local law firm!

    Full time receptionist needed at local law firm!
    Local small law firm with primary practice areas in personal injury, workers compensation and medical malpractice law seeks full time receptionist.  Experience is preferred but not necessary.  Excellent telephone and written…
  • Feb 1

    Paralegal Position Available!

    Paralegal Position Available!
    Paralegal Position AvailableBloomington, IL family law firm seeks a paralegal with excellent organization and communication skills. Duties include drafting pleadings and correspondence, maintaining attorney calendar, meeting with clients as…
  • Feb 1

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNorthern…

    UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTNorthern District of Illinois, ChicagoHuman Resources Office, Room 1574219 South Dearborn Street, Chicago, Illinois 60604www.ilnd.uscourts.gov NOTICE OF POSITION VACANCYDate: January 29, 2016 Job Announcement No.:…
Rank this Week: 99

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Cal Supreme Court Statistical Review

    Cal Supreme Court Statistical Review
    Kirk Jenkins at Sedgwick presents The California Supreme Court In 2015: A Year In Transition at Law360.2015 was a year of transition for the California Supreme Court as two new justices appointed by Gov. Jerry Brown, Justices…
  • Feb 4

    The Real Groundhog Day

    The Real Groundhog Day
    Speaking of Groundhog Day, the Court's online dockets have been stuck on February 2 until this afternoon! So check your dockets now....
  • Feb 2

    Koh-ing up?

    Koh-ing up?
    How Appealing reports that the San Jose Mercury News reports that Judge Lucy Koh is expected to be nominated to the 9th Circuit in this article here."I think the likelihood of an Obama nominee to the 9th Circuit getting through the…
Rank this Week: 757

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 33

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Feb 5

    News Scan

    News Scan
    New York Police Officers Shot:  Two NYPD Officers patrolling a public housing project in the Bronx were shot Thursday night.  Fox News reports  that a male and female officer, whose names have not be released, were shot when…
  • Feb 4

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Death Penalty Sought Against CA Baby Killer:  The district attorney for Santa Clara County is seeking the death penalty against a San Jose man.  Tracey Kaplan of the San Jose Mercury News reports that District Attorney Jeff Rosen…
  • Feb 3

    Mass Early Release Is Just the First Step

    Mass Early Release Is Just the First Step
    Most of the time when we're urged to reduce prison sentences, we're earnestly told that a good chunk of the money we'd supposedly save will be "invested" in more careful and active supervised release.  Probation, which is both cheaper…
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Feb 5

    Bills to Curb Forced Arbitration, Split Ninth Circuit Introduced

    Bills to Curb Forced Arbitration, Split Ninth Circuit Introduced
    A bill to prohibit corporations from forcing arbitration of certain disputes, Restoring Statutory Rights Act, S.2506, was introduced on February 4 by Senator Patrick Leahy (D-VT). Separately, bills were introduced in both the House, H.R.…
  • Feb 2

    New Study Finds "Stunning and Unacceptable Level of Randomly Distributed Justice"

    New Study Finds "Stunning and Unacceptable Level of Randomly Distributed Justice"
    Professor Gary Neustadter of Santa Clara University School of Law has posted on SSRN his article, Randomly Distributed Trial Court Justice: A Case Study and Siren from the Consumer Bankruptcy World. Abstract: Between February 24, 2010 and…
  • Jan 31

    Bill to Federalize Trade Secrets Claims Moves Forward

    Bill to Federalize Trade Secrets Claims Moves Forward
    A bill to extend federal jurisdiction to claims for theft of trade secrets, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2015 (S. 1890), has been reported out of committee to the full chamber. Trade secrets are largely the subject of state...
Rank this Week: 334

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 5

    The Profession of the Privileged

    The Profession of the Privileged
    Last week my Facebook feed lit up after the article by Eric Girard, “What I learned at law school: The poor need not apply”, was published in the Globe. Mr. Girard, a 3rd year student at the University of Ottawa, Faculty of…
  • Feb 5

    DIY A2J 4: Unbundle Your Services, Reinvent Your Billing Model

    DIY A2J 4: Unbundle Your Services, Reinvent Your Billing Model
    To date, my DIY A2J posts have talked about ways that lawyers can improve access to justice in family law matters by disseminating information about family law and dispute resolution processes on a voluntary, pro…
  • Feb 5

    Med-Arb: The Debate Continue

    Med-Arb: The Debate Continue
    A couple years ago Slaw columnists Kari D. Boyle and Ian Mackenzie collaborated on a pair of excellent articles on Med-Arb – Kerri from the mediator perspective and Ian from the adjudication perspective. These articles insightfully…
Rank this Week: 94

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Social Media & Games Law Blog

Covers virtual worlds and social media issues. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.socialgameslaw.com/
  • Feb 5

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/5/16

    News of Note for the Internet-Minded – 2/5/16
    Augmented reality goes to the Superbowl; Cisco commits to the Internet of Things with a billion-dollar embrace (even as IBM belatedly embraces the cloud); the staying power of the sharing economy is questioned; and more … As…
  • Feb 3

    The ITC Tries an En Banc Shot to Redefine Its Regulatory Authority

    The ITC Tries an En Banc Shot to Redefine Its Regulatory Authority
    In our recent post, Living in a Nonmaterial World: Determining IP Rights for Digital Data, we discussed the potential impact of the Federal Circuit decision in ClearCorrect v. ITC, 2014-1527, in which the appeals court held that the…
  • Feb 1

    Uber and Lyft Choose Different Routes in Navigating Legal Challenge

    Uber and Lyft Choose Different Routes in Navigating Legal Challenge
    The future of ride-sharing companies has hung in the balance for more than two years while class actions and labor complaints were pending against industry giants Uber, Lyft and others. The ride-sharing companies have primarily fought with…
Rank this Week: 879

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Feb 5

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Steve Brachmann: First Apple Patent Challenged At PTAB Covers Touch-To-Zoom Technology Kevin Noonan: Illumina Cambridge v. Intelligent Bio-Systems Dan Breznitz & Michael Murphree: What The U.S. Should Be Doing To Protect Intellectual…
  • Feb 5

    When a Consultant Starts Work Before He Signs the Agreement

    When a Consultant Starts Work Before He Signs the Agreement
    by Dennis Crouch A discussion of TriReme Medical v. AngioScore, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016) Corporations must be getting somewhat annoyed with the antics of these pesky inventors. TriReme v. AngioScore centers on an inventorship…
  • Feb 4

    Strictly Construing Amended Claims Against the Patentee

    Strictly Construing Amended Claims Against the Patentee
    by Dennis Crouch In Cioffi v. Google, the Federal Circuit sided with the patentee, Cioffi — holding that the district court erred in its construction of the asserted patent claims and thus vacated the holdings non-infringement and…
Rank this Week: 188

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 5

    Why we must protect Central American mothers and children fleeing violence

    Why we must protect Central American mothers and children fleeing violence
    Read more on this topic from the Center for American Progress. KJ
  • Feb 5

    The Foreign Born Players in Super Bowl 50

    The Foreign Born Players in Super Bowl 50
    This Caribbean Today story identifies tow "foreign born" players who will play in Super Bowl 50. On the Carolina Panthers’ side is Star Lotulelei, who moved to the United States at the age of 9 from the Pacific Islands of...
  • Feb 5

    Super Bowl 50 and Human Trafficking

    Super Bowl 50 and Human Trafficking
    Photo courtesy of NFL.com Super Bowl 50 is this Sunday and the parties no doubt will be memorable. Behind the scenes, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has been at work in ensuring safety and security for all at this...
Rank this Week: 41

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 5

    U.S. Fortifying Europe’s East to Deter Putin - The New York Time

    U.S. Fortifying Europe’s East to Deter Putin - The New York Time
    WASHINGTON — President Obama plans to substantially increase the deployment of heavy weapons, armored vehicles and other equipment to NATO countries in Central and Eastern Europe, a move that administration officials said was aimed at…
  • Feb 5

    NATO is planning its largest military build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War - Business Insider

    NATO is planning its largest military build-up in eastern Europe since the Cold War - Business Insider
    Worried since Russia's seizure of Crimea that Moscow could rapidly invade Poland or the Baltic states, the Western military alliance wants to bolster defenses on its eastern flank without provoking the Kremlin by stationing large forces…
  • Feb 5

    A Question of Moral Radicalism - The New York Time

    A Question of Moral Radicalism - The New York Time
    These people were often driven by moral rage and a need to be of pure service to the world. They tend to despise comfort and require a life that is difficult, ascetic and self-sacrificial. They yearn for the feeling that...
Rank this Week: 166

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Feb 5

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music

    Kelo And The Cultural Zeitgeist: Movies, Music
    <a href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london" data-mce-href="http://swampyankeect.bandcamp.com/album/kelo-v-new-london">kelo v new london by Swamp…
  • Feb 5

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked

    Wisconsin: Cutting Off Highway Access Is Not Compensable, If The Property Isn't Totally Landlocked
    Here's a decision from the Wisconsin Supreme Court, similar to a recent case from the Oregon Supreme Court involving highway improvements which cut off existing access. The issue in Hoffer Properties, LLC v. Wisconsin Dep't of Transportation,…
  • Feb 3

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference

    The Blog Lineup From The 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain Conference
    We've posted a lot lately reporting on the 2016 ALI-CLE Eminent Domain and Land Valuation Litigation Conference, recently held in Austin. We have a couple of more posts for you before we turn to other things. Here is the first, a run-down of…
Rank this Week: 307

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Feb 5

    Ex-adjudicator loses bid to retain licence

    Ex-adjudicator loses bid to retain licence
    A former Toronto city councillor, lawyer and immigration adjudicator who served seven months in jail for breach of trust and agreeing to accept benefit has been granted permission to surrender his licence to practise law and ordered to pay…
  • Feb 5

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 5, 2016

    Legal news roundup - Feb. 5, 2016
    Canada Inquest to be held in death of inmate at Kingston Penitentiary, Canadian Press Halifax police search for man who tried to pull teenage girl from home, Canadian Press Edmonton police search for laptops stolen from Alberta Health…
  • Feb 4

    Blakes, LegalX to launch digital innovation contest

    Blakes, LegalX to launch digital innovation contest
    As corporations increasingly demand efficiency and tech savvy from their law firms, one such firm has teamed up with a legal technology incubator to launch an innovation contest for developers in the space. The Global Legal Innovation…
Rank this Week: 78

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    End of Week Linkage

    End of Week Linkage
    ■ First up, a tale of wasteful spending courtesy of co-blogger Bob V. According to the Congressional Budget Office:"It will cost the federal government – taxpayers, that is – $50,000 for every person who gets health…
  • Feb 3

    Finally! Free male cancer screening

    Finally! Free male cancer screening
    Regular readers already know that the long list of ObamaTax "freebies" (preventive care bennies paid at 100% with no deductible, etc) does not include male-specific items such as prostate screenings.But never fear, turns out a completely…
  • Feb 3

    Interesting Underwriting Dilemna

    Interesting Underwriting Dilemna
    Had unusual message when I arrived at the office this today:"Good morning! I'm considering donating a kidney to my father, and I've been told to ask about my life insurance. For one thing, can they cancel it or raise my rates if I do go…
Rank this Week: 467

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Feb 5

    Publishing Opportunity: Brazilian Animal Law Journal

    Publishing Opportunity: Brazilian Animal Law Journal
    David Cassuto From the email: Brazilian Animal Law Journal Call for submissions/2016  The Brazilian Animal Law Journal, ISSN 2317-4552, is a quarterly, peer-reviewed law journal, available on…
  • Jan 22

    Voiceless’ Animal Law Toolkit

    Voiceless’ Animal Law Toolkit
    David Cassuto Voiceless, the fabulous Australian Animal Law NGO, has published its Animal Law Toolkit, a highly readable, very useful publication for anyone practicing or interested in animal law.  Get it; read it; tell your friends.
  • Jan 22

    The Inside Story of Bullfighting

    The Inside Story of Bullfighting
    Jaime Rubio Defenders’ Arguments: Disclaimer: First of all, as they will be treated certain thorny issues, I want to make clear that the views, arguments and reasons that are going to be exposed on this post are not the opinions of this…
Rank this Week: 971

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    More intentional foul

    More intentional foul
    Following on my earlier post, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver now says he will have the league's Competition Committee explore ways to restrict the practice, explicitly recognizing it as an aesthetic concern. But any rule has to consider all…
  • Jan 28

    Intentional fouls and limiting rule

    Intentional fouls and limiting rule
    The NBA practice of intentionally fouling a poor free-throw shooter away from the ball (and the entire play) is spreading. Last week, the Houston Rockets began the second half by having the same player foul an opponent's poor shooter five…
  • Jan 24

    Distributive injustice: An ethical analysis of the NCAA's "collegiate model of athletics" and its jurisprudence

    Distributive injustice: An ethical analysis of the NCAA's "collegiate model of athletics" and its jurisprudence
    I'm pleased to announce the publication of the above-referenced article in The International Sports Law Journal that I co-authored with Richard Southall (South Carolina), which can be downloaded from SSRN here.Abstract:The NCAA’s…
Rank this Week: 515

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/
  • Feb 5

    More intentional foul

    More intentional foul
    Following on my earlier post, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver now says he will have the league's Competition Committee explore ways to restrict the practice, explicitly recognizing it as an aesthetic concern. But any rule has to consider all…
  • Feb 5

    Power or Participation? Consensus in Political Deliberation

    Power or Participation? Consensus in Political Deliberation
    How should we structure our democratic institutions? Do we worry about political power, and so seek to maximize the ways in which political authorities are accountable to the public? Here we might emphasize reciprocity as a core feature of…
  • Feb 4

    Maybe they should stop eating cheese, too.

    Maybe they should stop eating cheese, too.
    My Facebook feed is blowing up with snarky comments in response to the CDC's just released report and recommendations on Fetal Alcohol Syndrome. As I understand it, researchers have yet to identify any "safe" level of alcohol…
Rank this Week: 62

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    A New Journal on Roman Law and the Roman Law Tradition

    A New Journal on Roman Law and the Roman Law Tradition
    [We have the following announcement.]Interpretatio Prudentium - Roman Law and Roman Law Tradition in Review is a scientific Journal on Roman Law and Roman Law Tradition, edited by the Legal Theory and History – Research Center of the…
  • Feb 5

    Baslar on 50 Years of Turkey's Constitutional Court

    Baslar on 50 Years of Turkey's Constitutional Court
    Kemal Baslar, Ataturk University, has posted 50 Years of the Constitutional Court of Turkey, which appeared in the Justice and Law Review 3 (2012):The Constitutional Court of Turkey is the fifth constitutional court adopting the European…
  • Feb 5

    Hickford on New Zealand's Political Constitutionalism

    Hickford on New Zealand's Political Constitutionalism
    Mark Hickford, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Dean of Law at Victoria University of Wellington, has posted The Historical, Political Constitution -- Some Reflections on Political Constitutionalism in New Zealand's History and its Possible Normative…
Rank this Week: 56

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 112

California Divorce Blawg

California Divorce Blawg

Covers current events in divorce. By John E. Harding.

http://www.hardinglaw.com/blog
  • Feb 5

    Update on Alameda County Family Court Reorganization

    Update on Alameda County Family Court Reorganization
    Presently the Alameda County Superior Court hears family law cases at two courthouses: the Hayward Hall of Justice in the City of Hayward, California and the George E. McDonald Hall of Justice in the City of Alameda, California. In 2015 the…
  • Jan 21

    Can You Name The Two Countries On The Planet Where You Cannot Divorce?

    Can You Name The Two Countries On The Planet Where You Cannot Divorce?
    On this great big planet of ours there are two countries where you cannot get divorced (up to you decide if that is good or bad).  The first might be obvious if you are Catholic:  Vatican City. Yes the Vatican is an autonomous…
  • Jan 5

    Date of Separation Update

    Date of Separation Update
    In July, 2015 the California Supreme Court clarified the law on date of separation for divorce. In IRMO Davis (here is the link to the opinion: Davis S215050) the Court held that to establish a date of separation a divorcing spouse…
Rank this Week: 336

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

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

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony
      Barclay v. State Farm Lloyds – United States District Court – Southern District of Texas – January 14th, 2016 – This lawsuit involves an insurance claim for foundation damage to a house.  Plaintiffs washing…
  • Feb 3

    Software Expert Witness Testimony Allowed By Daubert

    Software Expert Witness Testimony Allowed By Daubert
    Software expert was hired to provide testimony into the calculation of damages in a breach of license agreement.  The Defendant filed a motion to exclude the expert witness testimony under Daubert. Facts:  This case (SAS Institute…
  • Feb 2

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony

    Daubert Shorts – Recent Opinions on Motions to Exclude Expert Witness Testimony
      Fick v. Exxon Mobil Corporation – United States District Court – Eastern District of Louisiana – February 1st, 2016 – This is a personal injury case involving a shrimp boat hitting a pipe to a well.  The…
Rank this Week: 485

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 5

    Prime Time For DWI's? Be Careful This Super Bowl Sunday

    Prime Time For DWI's? Be Careful This Super Bowl Sunday
    Wonderful PSA From Legendary ActressScreen and stage star Dame Helen Mirren delivered a drunk driving PSA message that is worthy of an Emmy award. The graceful British actress has a knack for putting drunk drivers in their place. After…
  • Feb 4

    Tired Texas Drivers -- A Dangerous Problem On Our Road

    Tired Texas Drivers -- A Dangerous Problem On Our Road
    With job duties, family obligations, and your kids' social schedule, getting enough sleep can feel like an impossible dream. Unfortunately, you're not alone. Texas roads are filled with sleep-deprived drivers who could be putting you at risk…
  • Feb 2

    Post-Wreck Concussions Often Undiagnosed

    Post-Wreck Concussions Often Undiagnosed
    Traumatic Brain Injury Called the Silent Epidemic You might not realize that after your crash, when your forehead hit the steering wheel, then the back of your head was slammed into the seat rest, you may have suffered a traumatic…
Rank this Week: 767

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Thematic Focus: Detention

    Thematic Focus: Detention
    "Are Healthcare Professionals Working in Australia’s Immigration Detention Centres Condoning Torture?," Journal of Medical Ethics, Online First, 23 Dec. 2015 [full-text via J. Burnside] "Children Behind Bars: The Global Overuse of…
  • Feb 5

    Regional Focus: Syria

    Regional Focus: Syria
    News:Supporting Syria and the Region Conference, London, 4 Feb. 2016 [info]- A conference co-hosted by the UK, Germany, Kuwait, Norway and the UN generated a record-breaking $10 billion in pledges of humanitarian aid for the Syrian crisis. To…
  • Feb 4

    Thematic Focus: General

    Thematic Focus: General
    Opportunity:Call for applications: Rapid Impact Grants, Tent Foundation [info]- Twenty $50,000 grants will be awarded; no deadline indicated.Publications:"Conflicts of Interest in International Organizations: Evidence from Two United Nations…
Rank this Week: 794

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

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

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 5

    Planet Rubio!

    Planet Rubio!
    Poor Marco Rubio, only slightly smarter than Sarah Palin, and terrified that someone is going to eventually find out. Even his supporters can't figure out why he matters.Rick Santorum had one job to do in his appearance on MSNBC’s…
  • Feb 4

    Iowa-Wa-Wa-Wa-Wa

    Iowa-Wa-Wa-Wa-Wa
    Something is rotten in Denmark Iowa. Once again the world is laughing at Iowa. Late-night comedians and social media mavens are having a field day with jokes about missing caucusgoers and coin flips.That’s fine. We can take ribbing over…
  • Feb 3

    3d DCA Watch -- Basic Law Wednesday!

    3d DCA Watch -- Basic Law Wednesday!
    We hold these bunkerisms to be self-evident:1.  You get pre-judgment interest when collecting appellate attorneys fees.2.  When you objection is sustained and a curative instruction given, you also need to move for mistrial if you…
Rank this Week: 144