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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Field Presents Aggressive Tax Planning and the Ethical Tax Lawyer Today at Pepperdine

    Field Presents Aggressive Tax Planning and the Ethical Tax Lawyer Today at Pepperdine
    Heather Field (UC-Hastings) presents Aggressive Tax Planning and the Ethical Tax Lawyer at Pepperdine today as part of our Tax Policy Colloquium Series: [H]ow should a tax planner, who wants to engage in “permissible tax planning” but not…
  • Apr 20

    Yale: Anti-Basi

    Yale: Anti-Basi
    Ethan Yale (Virginia), Anti-Basis, 94 N.C. L. Rev. ___ (2015): Anti-basis is the untaxed benefit enjoyed by a taxpayer when a liability or obligation is incurred. In the business context, the untaxed benefit is an increase in asset basis or a…
  • Apr 20

    82% Of Lawyers Say Demanding Work Schedules Are Damaging Their Health

    82% Of Lawyers Say Demanding Work Schedules Are Damaging Their Health
    ABA Journal, Demanding Work Schedules Are Damaging Their Health, Say 82% of Surveyed Lawyers: The demands of work at leading law firms in the United States and United Kingdom are quantified in a new survey that found 22 percent of senior…
Rank this Week: 39

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
Rank this Week: 115

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Apr 20

    Heat vs. Light II: It Matters Who Counts and Who Care

    Heat vs. Light II: It Matters Who Counts and Who Care
    This is the second in what I intend to be a short series of posts on the importance and limitations of Mike Simkovic’s and Frank McIntyre’s recent contributions to the literature on the purpose and value of a legal education....
  • Apr 20

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    From an email message that I received recently: The AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its program co-sponsored by the Section on Women in Legal Education during the AALS...
  • Apr 17

    Much Heat, Some Light in Resurgent Law-School Eschatology Debate

    Much Heat, Some Light in Resurgent Law-School Eschatology Debate
    There has been a flareup in the debate over the purpose and value of law school. The new discussion has been prompted by a series of posts by Michael Simkovic on Brian Leiter’s Law School Reports in which he summarizes...
Rank this Week: 112

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Life as an official, from the inside

    Life as an official, from the inside
    I just read an interesting essay by Zhang Xingxian, currently a Practitioner-in-Residence at Indiana U.'s Research Center for Chinese Politics and Business, about his life as an official in China. I was struck by one observation he made:…
  • Mar 20

    Terrific Chinese law fellowship at the Leitner Center, Fordham Law School

    Terrific Chinese law fellowship at the Leitner Center, Fordham Law School
    Here's the announcement for the Asian Law and Justice Fellowship. You get to hang out with Carl Minzner and Martin Flaherty, do Chinese law stuff, and live in New York City - and get paid for it! Application deadline is...
  • Mar 9

    Human Rights Watch seeks China researcher

    Human Rights Watch seeks China researcher
    The headline says it all. They need a replacement for the irreplaceable Nicholas Bequelin, who is moving on to be the Regional Director for East Asia for Amnesty International. Here's the announcement.
Rank this Week: 547

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/
  • Apr 20

    Rosenthal on the Statement & Account Clause

    Rosenthal on the Statement & Account Clause
    Lawrence Rosenthal (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted The Statement and Account Clause as a National Security Freedom of Information Act (Loyola University Chicago Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Apr 20

    Matczak on Dynamic Legal Interpretation

    Matczak on Dynamic Legal Interpretation
    Marcin Matczak (Warsaw University - Faculty of Law and Public Administration) has posted A Theory that Beats the Theory? Lineages, the Growth of Signs, and Dynamic Legal Interpretation on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Legal philosophers…
  • Apr 20

    Call for Papers: Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law at AALS

    Call for Papers: Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law at AALS
    AALS SECTION ON COMMERCIAL AND RELATED CONSUMER LAW AALS SECTION ON WOMEN IN LEGAL EDUCATION Call For Papers Female Perspectives in Commercial and Consumer Law The AALS Section on Commercial and Related Consumer Law is pleased to announce a…
Rank this Week: 42

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
  • Apr 20

    The Disposition of Justice Souter’s Paper

    The Disposition of Justice Souter’s Paper
    I have received a letter from Justice Souter stating that his papers (in the New Hampshire Historical Society) will be available on the 50th anniversary of his death.  In other words, probably not while any of us are alive. UPDATE:…
  • Apr 20

    FAN 56.1 (First Amendment News) Constitutional & Criminal Law Experts File Brief Defending Gov. Rick Perry — First Amend. & Other Defenses Raised

    FAN 56.1 (First Amendment News) Constitutional & Criminal Law Experts File Brief Defending Gov. Rick Perry — First Amend. & Other Defenses Raised
    Last evening an amicus brief was filed in the case of Ex Parte James Richard “Rick Perry” (App. Ct., 3rd Jud. Dist.); this is how it opens: Amici are an ideologically diverse coalition of experts in the fields of…
  • Apr 16

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 04.16.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 04.16.15
    New Books New books of interest to law and humanities folks include Robert P. Burns’  Kafka’s Law: “The Trial” and American Criminal Justice (University of Chicago Press, 2014).  Here’s a description…
Rank this Week: 60

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
  • Apr 20

    State AGs' Interest in Privacy and Cybersecurity - No End in Sight

    State AGs' Interest in Privacy and Cybersecurity - No End in Sight
    This post was written by Divonne Smoyer. State AGs continue to have a strong interest in privacy, and despite efforts on Capitol Hill to pass national legislation that would, in many instances, preempt state privacy laws (particularly data…
  • Apr 16

    Washington Amends its State Data Breach Notification Law

    Washington Amends its State Data Breach Notification Law
    This post was written by Divonne Smoyer and Christine N. Czuprynski. On April 13, the Washington State Senate unanimously passed an amendment to the state’s data breach notification law. The amendment, which was requested by…
  • Apr 15

    Raising the Bar: New Report Shows an Increase in Suspension and Debarment Action

    Raising the Bar: New Report Shows an Increase in Suspension and Debarment Action
    This post was written by Lorraine M. Campos and Carlos A. Valdivia. On March 31, 2015, the Interagency Suspension and Debarment Committee (“ISDC”) released its report to Congress detailing federal suspensions and debarment actions…
Rank this Week: 604

Record on Appeal

Record on Appeal

Focuses on case law analysis, appellate events, and other topics in the area of appellate law. By Rebecca A. Copeland.

http://www.recordonappeal.com/
  • Apr 20

    The HAWSCT’s deemed denial law stands: Appellate Deadline Still Not Triggered by Deemed Denial Deadline

    The HAWSCT’s deemed denial law stands: Appellate Deadline Still Not Triggered by Deemed Denial Deadline
    On April 14, 2015, the HAWSCT issued an opinion in Deutsche Bank Nat’l Trust Co. v. Amasol, SCWC-13-0000040, expanding on the court’s prior decision in Sakuma related to the deemed denial deadline in Hawaii Rules of Appellate Procedure…
  • Apr 17

    Tall Tales of Life as a Solo

    Tall Tales of Life as a Solo
    On Wednesday, April 15, 2015 (in addition to surviving tax day), this blogger was pleased to be a panelist at the American Bar Association's Solo, Small Firm, and General Practice Division's panel entitled "How to Become Practice Ready…
  • Apr 3

    Once Upon A Time . . .

    Once Upon A Time . . .
    . . . in a land not so far away. A flashback to the Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals circa 2003. ICA law clerks and staff enjoying lunch with their judges. This blogger in the middle of the back row sitting behind then Chief Judge Burns.…
Rank this Week: 868

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    The Pulitzer Prizes, 2015

    The Pulitzer Prizes, 2015
    The 2015 list of Pulitzer Prize winners is out: here's the list, from the Pulitzer Prize website. Among the winners: The Post and Courier of Charleston, S.C., for public service, The Seattle Times, for breaking news reporting, Carol D.…
  • Apr 16

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright

    Fans, Norms, and Copyright
    Stacey Lantagne, University of Mississippi School of Law, is publishing The Copymark Creep: How the Normative Standards of Fan Communities Can Rescue Copyright in the 2016 volume of the Georgia State University Law Review. Here is the…
  • Apr 16

    Trolling For Doe

    Trolling For Doe
    Brad A. Greenberg, Columbia University Law School and Yale Information Society Law Project has published Copyright Trolls and the Common Law at 100 Iowa Law Review Bulletin 77 (2015). Here is the abstract. Copyright trolls have been treated…
Rank this Week: 134

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
  • Apr 20

    CFPB announces settlement with processors of military allotment

    CFPB announces settlement with processors of military allotment
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has announced a settlement with two companies that processed military allotments and were alleged to have charged fees to servicemembers that the companies failed to adequately disclose.  The consent…
  • Apr 20

    CFPB to hold research conference on May 7-8

    CFPB to hold research conference on May 7-8
    Barbara S. Mishkin The CFPB has announced that it will hold a research conference in Washington, D.C. on May 7-8, 2015.  According to the announcement, the conference “will be focused on high-quality consumer finance research, with…
  • Apr 16

    House passes bill to amend TILA points and fees definition for mortgage loan

    House passes bill to amend TILA points and fees definition for mortgage loan
    Richard J. Andreano, Jr. Earlier this week, the House of Representatives passed a bill to amend the TILA definition of “points and fees” that is used to determine whether a loan is a high-cost mortgage or, for purposes…
Rank this Week: 952

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 20

    Audiobook Lovers Listen Up! Audio Samples Now on Goodread

    Audiobook Lovers Listen Up! Audio Samples Now on Goodread
    “Do you love listening to audiobooks? Now it’s even easier to choose your next audiobook thanks to the new Goodreads “Listen” feature, which will be rolled out in the coming days. We’ve added free audio samples…
  • Apr 20

    Metro Money: Growing Number of New Yorkers Are Using the Library for Office Space

    Metro Money: Growing Number of New Yorkers Are Using the Library for Office Space
    “App designer Jay Collins loves his free office space. The building features fireplaces, hardwood floors, oversize windows and oak bookcases. The Wi-Fi is excellent. The research facilities, superb. The location? Staten Island’s…
  • Apr 20

    Library of Congress Begins Posting Its Recorded Poetry Archive

    Library of Congress Begins Posting Its Recorded Poetry Archive
    “To celebrate National Poetry Month, the Library of Congress has posted online some 50 recordings from its Archive of Recorded Poetry and Literature, including readings and lectures by Robert Frost, Elizabeth Bishop, Gwendolyn Brooks,…
Rank this Week: 252

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Apr 20

    High Unnecessary Costs Associated with Mammogram

    High Unnecessary Costs Associated with Mammogram
    Mammograms are a wonderful diagnostic tool for breast cancer. Except when they aren’t. Every year, the U.S. spends $4 billion on unnecessary costs associated with mammograms, primarily due to the scans rendering “false…
  • Apr 19

    Conflict of Interest Leads to Potentially Risky Ingredients in Dietary Supplement

    Conflict of Interest Leads to Potentially Risky Ingredients in Dietary Supplement
    Last week the New York Times editorialized about conflicts of interest with the FDA that cast an ominous light on the discovery earlier this month of an amphetaminelike substance in diet pills and sports supplements. The compound, called…
  • Apr 17

    Play Hard, but Protect Your Eye

    Play Hard, but Protect Your Eye
    The weather’s getting warmer, and a lot of people just want to go outside and play. But remember, you can’t hit the ball if you can’t see it, and if you fail to wear eye protection during certain activities, you’re…
Rank this Week: 898

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/
  • Apr 20

    Another Response to Andrew McCarthy on the Corker Bill Iran Review

    Another Response to Andrew McCarthy on the Corker Bill Iran Review
    Andrew McCarthy has a thoughtful response to my critique of his weekend column on the Corker Review bill.  I recommend it. We seem to have fewer disagreements than I thought. Rather than a lengthy a point-by-point response, let me just…
  • Apr 20

    Great New Podcast Series by Juliette Kayyem

    Great New Podcast Series by Juliette Kayyem
    My friend and colleague Juliette Kayyem – Assistant Secretary for Intergovernmental Affairs in DHS, and before that the Undersecretary for Homeland Security in Massachusetts – has a great new podcast series called “Security…
  • Apr 20

    Latest Episode of “Rational Security”

    Latest Episode of “Rational Security”
    “Rational Security” was delayed last week, but the special “Crusader Airstrikes Edition” is now out. You can subscribe to Rational Security using our RSS feed, on iTunes, or on Stitcher. Enjoy!
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Apr 20

    U.S. v. Mazzarella (9th Cir. - April 20, 2015)

    U.S. v. Mazzarella (9th Cir. - April 20, 2015)
    Judge Gould remands this conviction back to the district court for some additional factfinding.  With a reminder that prosecutors are under an obligation to do justice, not merely to secure convictions.My guess is that there might be a…
  • Apr 17

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)

    Carlwig v. Carlwig (9th Cir. - April 17, 2015)
    I'm confused.I get that under the relevant child abduction treaty, federal courts sometimes have to wade into family law questions.  So while "Carlwig v. Carlwig" is a typical caption for a state court case, it's presence in the federal…
  • Apr 16

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - April 16, 2015)
    All that work -- which I discussed here -- was for nothing."Never mind."
Rank this Week: 285

David M. Benenfeld Blog

David M. Benenfeld Blog

Covers Florida accidents and injury law.

http://www.injurylawservice.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 253

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/
  • Apr 20

    Shaq, Zippo & Shirley Jone

    Shaq, Zippo & Shirley Jone
    Earlier this month, U.S. District Judge Avern Cohn of the Eastern District of Michigan granted a Rule 12(b)(2) motion to dismiss in Binion v. O’Neal. The opinion is here. The movant was defendant Shaquille O’Neal. The plaintiff Jahmel…
  • Apr 19

    Lavie on Jurisdictional Reversal Rate

    Lavie on Jurisdictional Reversal Rate
    Shay Lavie has published Are Judges Tied to the Past? Evidence from Jurisdiction Cases in the Hofstra Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Do past decisions bias judges? This Article argues that judges might be unduly affected by previously…
  • Apr 15

    Sedona Conference Posts Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45

    Sedona Conference Posts Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45
    The Sedona Conference has posted a "Commentary on Rule 34 and Rule 45 'Possession, Custody, or Control.'” The commentary suggests uniform principles as to the meaning of "possession, custody, or control" as used in Federal…
Rank this Week: 336

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Apr 20

    Comisión de Derechos Civiles orientará a víctimas y testigos del crimen a través de la isla

    Comisión de Derechos Civiles orientará a víctimas y testigos del crimen a través de la isla
    La Comisión de Derechos Civiles (CDC) y la Alianza Laura Aponte por la Paz Social (ALAPÁS) unirán esfuerzos para orientar a la víctimas y testigos del crimen con el objetivo de ofrecerles herramientas que…
  • Apr 20

    Plagio musical: ante la duda, ¡váyase a la segura!

    Plagio musical: ante la duda, ¡váyase a la segura!
    En los últimos meses, varios casos prominentes de plagio musical han resonado en los medios noticiosos, en parte gracias al “alto perfil” de sus protagonistas. Estos incidentes han dado pie a cuestionamientos y hasta cierto…
  • Apr 20

    Germán Corcino-Medina

    Germán Corcino-Medina
    Blog: Propiedad intelectual Mr. Germán Corcino-Medina joined Ferraiuoli LLC in 2010 as a law clerk, and transitioned to integrate the firm’s Intellectual Property Department in 2013. He holds a Bachelor Degree in Chemical…
Rank this Week: 829

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Apr 20

    Planet X Law Launches New Essentials Legal Website

    Planet X Law Launches New Essentials Legal Website
    Planet X Law launched a new essentials PaperStreet website in April 2015. The goal of Planet X Law is to provide affordable legal services. Attorneys and Michigan residents seeking legal counsel can turn to Planet X Law to increase…
  • Apr 20

    The Law Offices of Justin G. Morgan, P.A. Launches New Essentials Website

    The Law Offices of Justin G. Morgan, P.A. Launches New Essentials Website
    The Law Offices of Justin G. Morgan, P.A. launched a new essentials PaperStreet website  in April 2015. The firm has offices in West and Fort Myers and practices in the following areas: Airplane Accidents and Airplane Crashes Animal…
  • Apr 20

    Lash & Goldberg LLP Launches New Custom Web Design

    Lash & Goldberg LLP Launches New Custom Web Design
    The Miami litigation law firm of Lash & Goldberg LLP launched a new custom PaperStreet website in April 2015. The new website features a long home page scroll with strong messages conveying the firm’s ability to solve the most…
Rank this Week: 693

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 20

    Patents for Humanity Awards Ceremony at the White House

    Patents for Humanity Awards Ceremony at the White House
    Earlier today USPTO Director Michelle Lee handed out the latest Patents for Humanity awards at a ceremony in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building on the White House campus. Launched by the USPTO in February 2012 as part of an Obama…
  • Apr 20

    The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?

    The Abandonware Conundrum: Can you modify games if publisher shuts down the server?
    The EFF wants an exemption for people who want to modify their purchased games in order to bypass access controls when a publisher shuts down the server. Specifically, the EFF would like for any piece of software with server-based functions…
  • Apr 20

    45 years after Apollo 13, NASA continues as space exploration leader

    45 years after Apollo 13, NASA continues as space exploration leader
    Flash forward to the present and it’s easy to see that NASA is experiencing a lot of activity in some very interesting areas. Mars has been the subject of fascination for scientists over the course of centuries, inspiring many people…
Rank this Week: 225

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 20

    LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced

    LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grant Recipients Announced
    The Legal Writing Institute and the Association of Legal Writing Directors have announced the winners of the 2015 LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grants. The following four winners will each receive grants of $5000. Deborah Borman, De-grading…
  • Apr 20

    Early Bird Registration for the ALWD Conference

    Early Bird Registration for the ALWD Conference
    Today is the early bird deadline to register for the ALWD conference. The conference fee is $400 if you register today, and it increases to $450 after today. The Association of Legal Writing Directors conference will be held in Memphis,...
  • Apr 20

    The Oh-So-Fantastic University of Bergen Video Explains the Dangers of Plagiarism

    The Oh-So-Fantastic University of Bergen Video Explains the Dangers of Plagiarism
    We love, absolutely love this video from the University of Bergen in Norway. It explains the dangers of plagiarism like nothing else you've ever seen. Click "CC" for the English language captions if they do not appear automatically.…
Rank this Week: 364

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 20

    A Game of Thrones and Copyright

    A Game of Thrones and Copyright
    Last week, four episodes of the new season of Game of Thrones – one of my favorite shows – were leaked onto the internet. Understandably, HBO was thoroughly displeased and a flood of articles were written about the morality of…
  • Apr 19

    Disputes Regarding Personal Property

    Disputes Regarding Personal Property
    The division of one’s personal property, which may include, jewellery, art, books, furniture, tools and clothing, can often become a significant source of tension and conflict amongst those who collectively stand to inherit such items…
  • Apr 16

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context

    A Recent Review of Conflict of Laws in the Estates Context
    A recent Ontario Supreme Court of Justice – Ontario Divisional Court decision, Park v. Myong, 2015 ONSC 2287, presents an interesting review and discussion of law of jurisdiction and conflict of laws in the Estates law context. In this…
Rank this Week: 580

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/
  • Apr 20

    Johnson Argument on Vagueness—and Plea Bargaining?

    Johnson Argument on Vagueness—and Plea Bargaining?
    Today the Supreme Court held argument on whether the residual clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act is vague, not vague, or subject to a saving construction. Early on, Justice Alito asked a question that I think is at the heart of the…
  • Apr 20

    Chanel and Mrs. Jone

    Chanel and Mrs. Jone
    Last fall, fashion house Chanel filed a trademark action against hairstylist Chanel Jones (discussed here at The Fashion Law), to prevent Jones from using her first name in connection with her business. The case was notable given the relative…
  • Apr 20

    A Few Thoughts on Johnson v. United States and the Void for Vagueness Doctrine

    A Few Thoughts on Johnson v. United States and the Void for Vagueness Doctrine
    While most Court watchers are gearing up for the same sex marriage cases, I’ve been eagerly awaiting this morning’s argument in Johnson v. United States. Johnson is an odd case. The Supreme Court originally granted cert on the narrow…
Rank this Week: 53

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Apr 20

    Former JPMorgan Broker Arrested for $20 Million Fraud

    Former JPMorgan Broker Arrested for $20 Million Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Michael Oppenheim, a former JPMorgan Chase & Co. broker, was arrested Thursday for stealing $20 million from his clients over a four-year period.Oppenheim was a JP broker at a Manhattan…
  • Apr 17

    SEC Charges Oil-Gas Companies in A $33 Million Scheme

    SEC Charges Oil-Gas Companies in A $33 Million Scheme
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Two California oil-and-gas companies, their principal, and four sales associates have been accused by the SEC of a long-term fraudulent oil and gas scheme.From 2007 to 2012, Team Resources,…
  • Apr 16

    LPL Fined $3.6 million for Nontraded REIT Sale

    LPL Fined $3.6 million for Nontraded REIT Sale
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:New Hampshire securities regulators fined LPL Financial  $3.6 million for allegedly selling unsuitable real estate investments to elderly clients.According to the New Hampshire Bureau…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
Rank this Week: 5

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Apr 20

    This Just In – Trying Your First Case: A Practitioner’s Guide

    This Just In – Trying Your First Case: A Practitioner’s Guide
    Getting ready to try your first case can be an exciting and stressful time. Before stepping into the courtroom, you’ll want to have reviewed more than just the local court rules. One basic resource used by practicing attorneys is Ohio…
  • Apr 17

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ice Cream?

    Ruth Bader Ginsburg Ice Cream?
    Ruth Bader Ginger ice cream? What about Sonya SotomayOreo Mint Cookie? Ben and Jerry’s ice cream has paid homage to 20 people or groups in the past according to a recent Buzzfeed article but only 2 were female. To rectify this…
  • Apr 16

    CMBA’s 2015 Medical/Legal Summit–April 17-18

    CMBA’s 2015 Medical/Legal Summit–April 17-18
    The Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association is hosting its annual Medical/Legal Summit April 17-18th The summit brings together doctors, lawyers, health care professionals and others who work in allied professions in Northeast Ohio for…
Rank this Week: 716

Wage & Hour - Development…

Wage & Hour - Development & Highlights

Highlighting recent and noteworthy developments in cases and regulations on wage and hour laws that affect large and small businesses. By Fox Rothschild LLP.

http://wagehourlaw.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 568

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Apr 20

    Underground Propane Gas Storage Expansion In New York

    Underground Propane Gas Storage Expansion In New York
      The Finger Lakes area in New York is a beautiful and pristine community. Yet, gas storage facilities already existed and have been utilized as gas storage for over 60 years in the area. The expansion creates a hostile atmosphere to the…
  • Apr 19

    Can Chrysler Expand in Toledo Without Eminent Domain

    Can Chrysler Expand in Toledo Without Eminent Domain
    Prior to the post-Kelo limitation on eminent domain proceedings for private benefit, the Jeep Plant could have continued an expansion contemplated years ago through eminent domain. However, the limitations set by the Ohio Court decisions has…
  • Apr 17

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute

    Challenging a Pipeline Reroute
    The Ohio coalition in opposing the present route of the Nexus pipeline has chosen the course of looking at the best alternative using industry standard software. It will be up to FERC to decide whether the additional costs would be beneficial…
Rank this Week: 691

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/
  • Apr 20

    Tekle on Percent-for-Art Ordinance

    Tekle on Percent-for-Art Ordinance
    Asmara Tekle (Texas Southern) has just posted Rectifying These Mean Streets: Percent-for-Art Ordinances, Street Furniture, and the New Streetscape, which is forthcoming in the Kentucky Law Journal. Here is the abstract: Percent-for-art…
  • Apr 18

    Michael Gerrard on Climate Change and Land Use Law

    Michael Gerrard on Climate Change and Land Use Law
    Michael Gerrard (Columbia) gave Vermont Law's Williams Lecture on April 9 speaking about Climate Change and Land Use Law. Watch it here.
  • Apr 17

    Touro Law hosts First Annual Conference of the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute

    Touro Law hosts First Annual Conference of the Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute
    I am late on blogging this, but I wanted to offer congratulations to Sarah Adams-Schoen and the new Land Use & Sustainable Development Law Institute at Touro, which held its first held its first conference yesterday. The line-up is…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    The sex discrimination argument for same-sex marriage, in USA Today

    The sex discrimination argument for same-sex marriage, in USA Today
    I have argued for many years that denying same-sex couples the right to marry is sex discrimination.  This time, though, I've got a bigger audience:  a column, coauthored with George Mason law professor Ilya Somin​, in today's…
  • Apr 18

    The canard of "lawful presence" status in the Texas challenge to the DAPA policy

    The canard of "lawful presence" status in the Texas challenge to the DAPA policy
    You can listen here to yesterday's Fifth Circuit oral argument (before Judges Smith, Elrod and Higginson) in Texas's challenge to DHS's “Deferred Action for Parents of Americans" (DAPA) immigration policy.  The argument ranged…
  • Apr 17

    New Annual Book Review Issue of Tulsa Law Review Now Available

    New Annual Book Review Issue of Tulsa Law Review Now Available
    My co-editor Ken Kersch and I are pleased to announce that the fifth annual book review issue of the Tulsa Law Review (our second as co-editors) is now available online and in print.  This issue (Volume 50, Issue 2, 2014) includes…
Rank this Week: 271

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 20

    Limit pricing and secret barriers to entry

    Limit pricing and secret barriers to entry
    Luigi Brighi and Marcello D’Amato (both Universita di Modena e Reggio Emilia) explain Limit pricing and secret barriers to entry. ABSTRACT: We study a two periods entry game where the incumbent .rm, who has private information about his own…
  • Apr 20

    Non-Reservation Price Equilibria And Search Without Prior

    Non-Reservation Price Equilibria And Search Without Prior
    Alexei N. Parakhonyak (National Research University Higher School of Economics) and Anton Sobolev (Vienna Graduate School of Economics) discuss Non-Reservation Price Equilibria And Search Without Priors. ABSTRACT: In this paper we analyse a…
  • Apr 20

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - April 2015 - Number 1 - Case Studies from Developing Competition Regime

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - April 2015 - Number 1 - Case Studies from Developing Competition Regime
    A particularly effective way to highlight key antitrust issues that may fall under the radar is to look at case studies from developing competition regimes. In this issue, our authors discuss several issues that should get more visibility.…
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Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 20

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish

    Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Cracks Down on Plenty of Fish
    Global News recently reported that popular free-dating site Plenty of Fish (POF) paid $48,000.00 for violating Canada's anti-spam legislation that came in to effect on July 1, 2014.The violations happened within a 4 month…
  • Apr 20

    You've Been Served - On Facebook

    You've Been Served - On Facebook
    In a March 27, 2015 decision in Baidoo v Blood-Dzraku, 2015 NY Slip Op 25096, New York County Supreme Court Judge Mathew Cooper permitted substituted service of a divorce summons via Facebook: As recently as ten years ago, it was…
  • Apr 20

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Mark Saunders named Toronto’s next police chief Mike Duffy trial: Ezra Levant, former Sun News host, set to testifyFBI admits it fudged forensic hair matches in nearly all…
Rank this Week: 281

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Apr 20

    More on Best Treatment and National Treatment

    More on Best Treatment and National Treatment
    Here's the conclusion of the paper by Arwel Davies that I mentioned a while back: The advice for Treaty drafters is that there is some scope for clarifying the TNLF [treatment no less favourable] standard, to the extent that phrases...
  • Apr 20

    Are Complainants Abandoning TBT Agreement Article 2.2?

    Are Complainants Abandoning TBT Agreement Article 2.2?
    This is from ACWL lawyer Jan Bohanes: there is evidence that the existing—and in my view correct—perception that claims under Article 2.2 of the Agreement on Technical Barriers to Trade (TBT Agreement) are extremely difficult to…
  • Apr 20

    Could the Uruguay Round Be Completed Today?

    Could the Uruguay Round Be Completed Today?
    This is from Pierre Sauvé and Marta Soprana: The ASCM, like the Uruguay Round of which it formed a part, was quite clearly the byproduct of a peculiar, “end of history” moment. It is doubtful that such disciplines could…
Rank this Week: 298

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Zen & The Art of Legal Networking

Covers legal marketing, risk management, client service and social media. By Lindsay Griffiths.

http://www.zenlegalnetworking.com
  • Apr 20

    How We Buy What You Sell - and How That's Changing - A Recap

    How We Buy What You Sell - and How That's Changing - A Recap
    I'm still recovering from the whirlwind that was #LMA15 - it's always a festival of education, networking, mentorship, relationship-building, thought leadership, and having amazing, thought-provoking conversations about our industry and where…
  • Apr 17

    Week of April 13, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!

    Week of April 13, 2015 on ILNToday - A Roundup!
    It's hard to believe another week has gone by, and it's really hard to believe that another LMA conference has come and gone. We have some great memories and takeaways that I'll be sharing over the coming days, but first, let's look at this…
  • Apr 16

    Firm of the Month - Gadens Lawyers, Australia!

    Firm of the Month - Gadens Lawyers, Australia!
    I am happy to announce our firm of the month, Gadens Lawyers, our member from Australia!    April/May 2015 …
Rank this Week: 500

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 20

    UN rights experts: EU must develop solutions to stop migrant deaths at sea

    UN rights experts: EU must develop solutions to stop migrant deaths at sea
    UN rights experts warned [press release] the EU on Monday that repression of irregular migration cannot be the only solution to the recurrent grave problem of masses of people drowning at sea. The experts said they were encouraged by the…
  • Apr 20

    Supreme Court throws out ruling on North Carolina redistricting

    Supreme Court throws out ruling on North Carolina redistricting
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Monday threw out [order list, PDF] a North Carolina court ruling that upheld Republican-drawn electoral districts for state and congressional lawmakers. The case, Dickson v. Rucho…
  • Apr 20

    Kuwait top court orders opposition leader released on bail

    Kuwait top court orders opposition leader released on bail
    [JURIST] Kuwait’s supreme court on Monday ordered the release on bail of former opposition leader Musallam al-Barrak [Gulf News profile], accused of insulting the country’s leader. Al-Barrak has a hearing scheduled for May 18 [AP…
Rank this Week: 14

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Apr 20

    Arkansas Ethics Commission to Administer New Lobbying and Campaign Law

    Arkansas Ethics Commission to Administer New Lobbying and Campaign Law
    The state Ethics Commission is discussing how to administer new lobbying and campaign laws signed by Gov. Asa Hutchinson. Senate Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 20

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Bill Shuster Admits ‘Private and Personal Relationship’ with Airline Lobbyist” by John Bresnahan, Anna Palmer, and Jake Sherman for Continued on Next Page
  • Apr 17

    Alaska Governor May Consider Special Legislative Session

    Alaska Governor May Consider Special Legislative Session
    Alaska Gov. Bill Walker hinted at a possible special session if the Legislature does not act on Medicaid expansion before Continued on Next Page
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Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Apr 20

    Cross-Border Migration of Unaccompanied Minors: Prospects for Legislative and Policy Reform—DeKalb, IL

    Cross-Border Migration of Unaccompanied Minors: Prospects for Legislative and Policy Reform—DeKalb, IL
    Northern Illinois University College of Law is hosting its Faculty Symposium, Cross-Border Migration of Unaccompanied Minors: Prospects for Legislative and Policy Reform, on April 24, 2015. Topics will include the core...
  • Apr 20

    CFP: Wollo University

    CFP: Wollo University
    Wollo University School of Law is accepting abstracts for articles to be published in a two volume book. Volume One will relate to “Biotechnology, Law and Development” while Volume Two will...
  • Apr 20

    Lexxion Training: State Aid & ESI Funds—Brussels, BEL

    Lexxion Training: State Aid & ESI Funds—Brussels, BEL
    On June 8-9, 2015, Lexxion will provide training on State Aid & ESI Funds, focusing on State aid issues essential for management and implementation of EU Funds. Our excellent speakers from various...
Rank this Week: 28

Florida Elder Law and Estate…

Florida Elder Law and Estate Planning

Provides news and views on current topics in elder law, estate planning, wills and trusts, caregiver issues, probate and estate administration, Medicaid and Veterans benefits, other issues of importance to seniors and their families. By Joseph S. Karp.

http://karplaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 666

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 120

Injury Law Blog

Injury Law Blog

Covers accident & injury, asbestos, medical device litigation, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, products liability, pharmaceutical litigation, and workers compensation. By Pintas & Mullins Law Firm.

http://www.injurylawyerblog.center/
  • Apr 20

    How Rauner's Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisian

    How Rauner's Plans for Reform will Harm Injured Illinoisian
    In Governor Rauner's State of the State Address in February 2015, he made direct remarks about his plans to reform the personal injury legal system in Illinois. Among his remarks, he proposed prohibiting trial lawyers from contributing to…
  • Apr 15

    Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship

    Virus Hits Two Royal Caribbean Cruise Ship
    More than 200 passengers aboard two Royal Caribbean cruise ships have been infected with norovirus, causing the ships to dock for medical care. Cruise ship injury lawyers at Pintas & Mullins explain how personal injury cases are argued…
  • Apr 7

    Pacemaker, Pain Pump Companies Face Lawsuit

    Pacemaker, Pain Pump Companies Face Lawsuit
    Two medical device companies are facing multi-million dollar lawsuits over claims filed by injured patients. One company is defending itself against allegations that it implanted pacemakers unnecessarily; the other is accused of injuring…
Rank this Week: 512

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

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

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
  • Apr 20

    Was Security Negligence a Factor? AM-PM Gas Station Shooting Leaves 1 Injured

    Was Security Negligence a Factor? AM-PM Gas Station Shooting Leaves 1 Injured
    Local News A shooting at the AM-PM gas station, on Gordon Highway, reportedly left one person injured Friday afternoon, April 17, 2015. According to WRDW News, police responded to a shooting at the AM/PM Food Store gas station, on Gordon…
  • Apr 17

    Where Was Motel Security? Kendrick Miller Shot, Killed at America’s Best Value Inn

    Where Was Motel Security? Kendrick Miller Shot, Killed at America’s Best Value Inn
    Local News 38-year-old Kendrick Miller was reportedly shot and killed at the America’s Best Value Inn in Albany Thursday evening, April 16, 2015. According to WALB News, Mr. Miller was shot at the America’s Best Value Inn on North…
  • Apr 14

    Leonard Suits, Jr. Struck, Killed by Alleged DUI Driver

    Leonard Suits, Jr. Struck, Killed by Alleged DUI Driver
    Local News 58-year-old Leonard E. Suits, Jr., of Knoxville, was reportedly struck and killed by an impaired driver Saturday, April 11, 2015. According to The Macon Telegraph, Mr. Suits had stopped in an emergency lane off the I-75 Exit…
Rank this Week: 320

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Apr 20

    Is working on weekends counterproductive?

    Is working on weekends counterproductive?
    It’s Saturday morning (or Sunday) and you’re the only one in the office. You’ve wearing shorts and a teeshirt and haven’t shaved. That’s okay. You’re not going to see any clients today. You put on a pot of…
  • Apr 17

    The one thing that made the difference

    The one thing that made the difference
    In an interview yesterday I was asked what was the one thing that made the difference in my career. What was it that helped me become successful. Back then, I said, meaning back when I was starting out and I was broke as a joke and just…
  • Apr 16

    Charging clients more because you are worth more

    Charging clients more because you are worth more
    I heard from an attorney who says he gets tongue tied speaking with prospective clients about fees and tends to lean towards charging less. Even then, he’s afraid they will think he charges too much. I told him to write out what he…
Rank this Week: 470

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/
  • Apr 20

    Did you miss yesterday's Supreme Event?

    Did you miss yesterday's Supreme Event?
    If you missed yesterday's Supreme Event at the 9th Circuit, there's no need to cry. You can watch a recording of the event at this link.And you can go hear David Lat tomorrow evening at Southwestern Law School:Harvard Law School…
  • Apr 16

    9th Circuit Writ Relief

    9th Circuit Writ Relief
    Getting writ relief from the Ninth Circuit is exceedingly difficult. Most writ petitions crash and burn on the Bauman factors. But see today's opinion in In Re County of Orange, which finds that extraordinary mandamus relief is…
  • Apr 16

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)

    Celebrate National Library Week (April 12-18, 2015)
    Yes, National Law Day is coming, and the LA Law Library will be offering a full "Law Week" of FREE seminars and entertainment from April 27 to May 2 (For more information or to register for any of the events please click here). But…
Rank this Week: 589

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 556

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Restaurant Worker News Blog

Covers employment law issues in the restaurant industry. By Berke-Weiss & Pechman LLP.

http://waiterpay.com/blog/
  • Apr 20

    Restaurant on East End of Long Island Sued For Overtime

    Restaurant on East End of Long Island Sued For Overtime
    A cook at The Frisky Oyster restaurant in Greenport, Long Island, has sued the restaurant for unpaid overtime wages. Michael Power, a cook who worked at the restaurant for almost 10 years alleges that The Frisky Oyster did not pay ……
  • Apr 13

    NLRB Judge Rules That Chipotle Illegally Fired Employee Who Participated in Pay Protest

    NLRB Judge Rules That Chipotle Illegally Fired Employee Who Participated in Pay Protest
    Chipotle restaurant violated a worker’s right to go on strike and talk about wages at work, according to a Decision by an Administrative Law Judge for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). The restaurant, located in St. Louis,…
  • Apr 9

    Brooklyn Independent Media Features Discussion on Tipped Minimum Wage

    Brooklyn Independent Media Features Discussion on Tipped Minimum Wage
    BK Live 3/18/15: Tipped Wages from Brooklyn Independent Media on Vimeo. Louis Pechman, founder of waiterpay.com, appeared on BK Live discussing the December 31, 2015 increase in the New York State tipped minimum wage and how it affects…
Rank this Week: 795

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 20

    Judge: FBI Ruse in Las Vegas Sports Betting Case Was Unconstitutional

    Judge: FBI Ruse in Las Vegas Sports Betting Case Was Unconstitutional
    Suspecting that gamblers were operating an illegal World Cup betting ring from inside three Caesars Palace villas in Las Vegas, FBI agents last year came up with a clever plan to get inside one of them. They disrupted a suspect's Internet…
  • Apr 20

    Six Minnesota Men Accused of Aiding ISIS

    Six Minnesota Men Accused of Aiding ISIS
    Federal authorities on Sunday arrested six men in Minneapolis and San Diego on charges of conspiring and attempting to provide material support to Islamic State.
  • Apr 20

    States Struggle to Provide Mental-Health Treatment for Defendant

    States Struggle to Provide Mental-Health Treatment for Defendant
    Defendants deemed incompetent to stand trial often wait months in jail, as overextended mental-health providers try to keep up with demand.
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