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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Halbig, King, and the Procedural Path Ahead

    Halbig, King, and the Procedural Path Ahead
    Forgive me if this is too obvious, but I fear it may not be to everyone interested in whether tax subsidies will be available in federally facilitated exchanges. The reason the plaintiffs in King are petitioning for certiorari now is that…
  • Aug 1

    The CBO Score and the Made-Up Narrative of the Obamacare Subsidies Case

    The CBO Score and the Made-Up Narrative of the Obamacare Subsidies Case
    Two years ago, I posted on this blog that the CBO scoring of Obamacare was central, in the public eye, and intensely scrutinized by all involved with the statute. CBO never assumed in scoring the bill that subsidies would be…
  • Aug 1

    Gaza Names Project

    Gaza Names Project
    Jewish Voice for Peace and the Institute for Middle East Understanding have put together this moving video memorial for the victims of Israel's latest military operation in Gaza.  The video is narrated by Wallace Shawn, and other…
Rank this Week: 308

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers,…

Harris Personal Injury Lawyers, Inc. Blog

Covers safety and personal injury news.

http://harrispersonalinjury.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Preventing Heatstroke this Summer

    Preventing Heatstroke this Summer
    Preventing Heatstroke this Summer The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has recently issued a press release urging parents, caregivers and the general public to ask: “Where’s Baby? Look Before you Lock.”…
  • Jul 31

    Fatal Semi Truck Crash on Highway 166

    Fatal Semi Truck Crash on Highway 166
    Fatal Semi Truck Crash on Highway 166 On Monday, a 29-year-old man from Bakersfield was killed in a head-on collision involving a semi truck on Highway 166. The collision happened at about 3:15 a.m. near Cuyama. According to Santa…
  • Jul 31

    Pickup Truck Hit by Train in Oceanside

    Pickup Truck Hit by Train in Oceanside
    Pickup Truck Hit by Train in Oceanside On Monday, a pickup truck was struck by a Sprinter train in Oceanside. Thankfully, no injuries were reported, but the truck and train did sustain damage from the collision. According to Fox Channel Five…
Rank this Week: 892

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Aug 1

    Duplitecture

    Duplitecture
    My favorite design podcast, 99% Invisible, did its episode this week on "Duplitecture". That starts out being about the vast cities in China that are conscious re-creations of architecture from elsewhere in the world, and delves into the…
  • Jul 30

    Muddying the Natural (Patent) Water

    Muddying the Natural (Patent) Water
    In the past couple of years (see for example the Prometheus decision). The Supreme Court has issued a series of rulings that attempted to clarify what is and is not patentable. Unfortunately, the result has been the exact opposite, with…
  • Jul 25

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right

    Congress Restores Bulk Unlock Right
    Our friends at ISRI sent a note saying that Congress had gotten its act together to pass the bulkily named "Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act" which includes provisions allowing companies and individuals who recycle and…
Rank this Week: 539

New Orleans Criminal Defense…

New Orleans Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Focuses on local and national news, Louisiana criminal law and public policy concerning criminal law. By Elizabeth B. Carpenter.

http://www.neworleans-criminal-defense.com/attorney-blog/
  • Aug 1

    New Louisiana Motorist Laws Effective August 1st

    New Louisiana Motorist Laws Effective August 1st
    Louisiana DWI Dui Defense Attorney   Today is August 1st.  This means that many laws and amendments passed during the 2014 Louisiana Legislative Session will affect motorists throughout the state starting today. Below I have…
  • Jul 23

    Federal Drug Prisoners May Be Released Sooner

    Federal Drug Prisoners May Be Released Sooner
    It’s Time to Open these Gates! The U.S. Sentencing Commission (USSC) voted in favor of making new federal drug guideline sentence reductions retroactive.   Most of you know by now, our country is in the midst of an incarceration…
  • Jul 21

    Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence?

    Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence?
    New Orleans Criminal Attorney   Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence in Louisiana? During the past few weeks, I have been asked this question a few times. The post Is Vehicular Homicide a Crime of Violence? appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 436

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law and DUI news. By Law Offices of Whittel & Melton, LLC.

http://www.floridacriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    New York Prison Guard in Pinellas County Jail for Allegedly Attempting to Have Sex with 11-Year-Old Girl

    New York Prison Guard in Pinellas County Jail for Allegedly Attempting to Have Sex with 11-Year-Old Girl
    A New York high-security prison guard is accused of purchasing a purple Rapunzel costume from a Disney store and sending it to Florida in February as part of a plan to have sex with an 11-year-old girl, according to a federal complaint. The…
  • Jul 25

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge

    Convicted Okeechobee County Drug Dealer Arrested on New Drug Charge
    A 33-year-old Okeechobee man who had served nearly four years in prison for trafficking in cocaine was arrested last week in his R-Bar Estates home on felony drug charges. More than 180 grams of suspected marijuana and more than 24 grams of…
  • Jul 24

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County

    Manhunt Results in Arrest of 3 Teens in Hendry County
    Law enforcement agencies from Hendry and Lee counties were sent on a manhunt Thursday after it was reported three teenage boys had allegedly stolen a car from Lee County. Officials claim the trio took the vehicle on a joyride that eventually…
Rank this Week: 550

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Can State-Sponsored Terror Victims Satisfy Judgments By Attaching Internet Country Code TLDs?

    Can State-Sponsored Terror Victims Satisfy Judgments By Attaching Internet Country Code TLDs?
    BNA Electronic Commerce & Law Report [subscription required] this week reported on a fascinating legal issue facing the D.C. federal district court in connection with suits by five victims of state-sponsored terrorism brought against…
  • Aug 1

    Restaurant's "Praying In Public" Discount Raises Question

    Restaurant's "Praying In Public" Discount Raises Question
    Inquisitr and HLN reported yesterday on a Winston-Salem, North Carolina restaurant that offers a 15% "Praying in Public" discount.  Apparently Mary's Gourmet Diner awards the discount to diners when a member of the wait staff sees…
  • Aug 1

    Court Upholds New Jersey's Reparative Therapy Ban For Second Time

    Court Upholds New Jersey's Reparative Therapy Ban For Second Time
     In Doe v. Christie, (D NJ, July 31, 2014), a New Jersey federal district court for the second time (see prior posting) rejected constitutional challenges to New Jersey's law barring mental health professionals from treating minors…
Rank this Week: 58

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 67

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Midwestern Company Seeks Experienced International Lawyer

    Midwestern Company Seeks Experienced International Lawyer
    Multinational retailer located in the Midwest is seeking an experienced attorney to provide international law services. Reporting to the General Counsel of the company, the attorney will provide advice regarding franchising, joint ventures,…
  • Aug 1

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Five Section 2(e)(1) Mere Descriptiveness Refusal

    Test Your TTAB Judge-Ability on These Five Section 2(e)(1) Mere Descriptiveness Refusal
    By my estimation, somewhere around 80-85% of all Section 2(e)(1) mere descriptiveness refusals that reach the TTAB are affirmed on appeal. Well, here are five appeals that were decided in July 2014. How do you think they came out? Do you see…
  • Aug 1

    TTAB Posts August 2014 Hearing Schedule

    TTAB Posts August 2014 Hearing Schedule
    The Trademark Trial and Appeal Board has scheduled four (4) oral hearings for the month of August, as listed below. The hearings will be held in the East Wing of the Madison Building, in Alexandria, Virginia. The hearing schedule and other…
Rank this Week: 251

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/
  • Aug 1

    Wansink, Hanks, Cawley, & Just on the Effects of a Tax on Calorie-Dense Food

    Wansink, Hanks, Cawley, & Just on the Effects of a Tax on Calorie-Dense Food
    Brian Wansink, Andrew S. Hanks, John Cawley and David R. Just (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign , Cornell University - School of Applied Economics and Management, Cornell University - College of Human Ecology, Department of Policy…
  • Aug 1

    Gans on Remix Right

    Gans on Remix Right
    Joshua S. Gans (University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management) has posted Remix Rights and Negotiations Over the Use of Copy-Protected Works on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper examines an environment where original content can be…
  • Aug 1

    Ohlin on Combatant's Privilege in Conflicts Involving Extraterritorial Non-State Actor

    Ohlin on Combatant's Privilege in Conflicts Involving Extraterritorial Non-State Actor
    Jens David Ohlin (Cornell University - School of Law) has posted The Combatant's Privilege in Asymmetric & Covert Conflicts on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In armed conflicts against extraterritorial non-state actors, covert action has…
Rank this Week: 38

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

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

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Aug 1

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation

    Judge Easterly Lets The Facts Speak For Themselves In Damning the Government for Brady Violation
    You suspect it happens all the time:  the prosecutor withholds exculpatory information from the defendant, thereby preventing the defendant from mounting an effective defense.  The problem is that, with the government in sole…
  • Jul 30

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

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

    “Observe and Report”

    “Observe and Report”
    This is what the witness’ duty is.  It is not to “protect and serve” like a regular police officer.  Instead, it is to “observe and report.” The judge isn’t sure she heard this right, and she asks…
Rank this Week: 614

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Aug 1

    Beck, Doherty Introduce Bill to Save Cats & Dogs from Death Sentence

    Beck, Doherty Introduce Bill to Save Cats & Dogs from Death Sentence
    Senators Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) and Mike Doherty (R-Hunterdon, Somerset, Warren) introduced legislation to save cats and dogs no longer used for educational, research or scientific purposes from automatic death sentences. Legislation by…
  • Aug 1

    Beck & O’Scanlon to Menendez: It’s About Time!

    Beck & O’Scanlon to Menendez: It’s About Time!
    State Legislators Say That Although Senator Is Late to the Table on Flood Insurance Problems, They Welcome His Help Senator Jennifer Beck and Assemblyman Declan O’Scanlon responded to a NorthJersey.com article in which U.S. Senator…
  • Jul 31

    O’Toole, Russo, Rumana Introduce Bill to Create ‘Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway’

    O’Toole, Russo, Rumana Introduce Bill to Create ‘Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway’
    Senator Kevin O’Toole and Assemblymen David Russo and Scott Rumana (all R-40) introduced today legislation to create the “Christopher Goodell Memorial Highway” along State Route 17 in Waldwick in memory of the fallen…
Rank this Week: 225

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Aug 1

    News Scan

    News Scan
    AL Postpones Executions Until 2015: An Alabama lawmaker has announced that the state will not be able to resume executing death row inmates until Spring 2015.  The Associated Press reports that Alabama has run out of lethal injection…
  • Jul 31

    Libertarians Endorse Murder

    Libertarians Endorse Murder
    OK, they don't endorse murder, exactly, but they come too close for comfort in a truly idiotic, and dishonest, article in Reason Magazine by Nick Gillespie. Its title is, "Why the Death Penalty Needs to Die."  Here's how it starts:...
  • Jul 31

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Prosecutor Challenges Early Release of Inmates: An Ohio prosecutor has issued a court challenge against a policy that allows prison directors to recommend to judges the early release of certain offenders, calling it a violation of separation…
Rank this Week: 232

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Cruise Ship Law Blog

Covers cruise passenger and crew safety, seafarer conditions, maritime law and all types of injuries at sea. By Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A.

http://blog.lipcon.com/
  • Aug 1

    Alcohol Cited In Holiday Boating Accident On Biscayne Bay

    Alcohol Cited In Holiday Boating Accident On Biscayne Bay
    July 4th is often an exciting time for family and friends to get together to enjoy good times and fireworks. The view from onboard a boat can be quite spectacular, even when a person just wants to star gaze. But as your boating accident…
  • Jul 28

    Secrets at Sea: What Cruise Lines Don’t Want You to Know About Cancellation Policie

    Secrets at Sea: What Cruise Lines Don’t Want You to Know About Cancellation Policie
    Our maritime lawyers here at Lipcon, Margulies, Alsina & Winkleman, P.A. have been talking a lot lately about cruise accidents and crimes, as well as the overall lack of safety on ships. Last week’s Senate Hearing held by Senator…
  • Jul 27

    Is the Cruise Ship Accident Rate Really Increasing? (Part 3)

    Is the Cruise Ship Accident Rate Really Increasing? (Part 3)
    As we discussed in Part 1 and Part 2 of our blog series, cruise ship accidents have seemed to occur with greater frequency lately, but it’s not necessarily because a greater number of accidents are happening. It only appears that way…
Rank this Week: 93

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Thanks to Obamacare .............

    Thanks to Obamacare .............
    We rail against Obamacare, and with good reason. Spending TRILLIONS of dollars (including $1 billion+ on a website that STILL doesn't work) to provide health insurance to a relatively few people is foolish. Providing coverage to the…
  • Aug 1

    Cavalcade of Risk #214: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #214: Call for submission
    Jaan Sidorov hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 4th).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ Your…
  • Jul 31

    Medicaid Iceberg Ahead

    Medicaid Iceberg Ahead
    One of the key provisions of Obamacare involves Medicaid expansion. But then SCOTUS through a wrench in the works making expansion optional. The result, 24 states said "no" to expansion, gumming up the works.And now this .........Just six…
Rank this Week: 29

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 186

Workplace Class Action Blog

Workplace Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation issues, including class certification, discovery and defense strategies. By Seyfarth Shaw LLP.

http://www.workplaceclassaction.com/
  • Aug 1

    Vote For Seyfarth’s Workplace Class Action Blog As ABA’s Top 100 Legal Blog – One Week Left To Vote!

    Vote For Seyfarth’s Workplace Class Action Blog As ABA’s Top 100 Legal Blog – One Week Left To Vote!
    Seyfarth’s Workplace Class Action Blog is a one-of-a-kind reference site and thought leadership forum that analyzes the latest trends in complex employment litigation. The Workplace Class Action blog is also one of the primary vehicles…
  • Aug 1

    An About-Face By The Court Could Put Bass Pro Back On The Hook

    An About-Face By The Court Could Put Bass Pro Back On The Hook
    By Christopher J. DeGroff, Gerald L. Maatman, Jr., and Julie G. Yap In the spirit of “it ain’t over ‘till it’s over,” this week’s decision in EEOC v. Bass Pro Outdoor World, LLC, et al., Case No. 11-CV-3425…
  • Jul 31

    Is The EEOC’s Role To Enforce The Law, Or Make New Law?

    Is The EEOC’s Role To Enforce The Law, Or Make New Law?
    By Gerald L. Maatman, Jr. Today I had the privilege of attending the 6th Annual Forum on Defending Employment Discrimination Litigation hosted by the American Conference Institute in New York, New York (I spoke on defense strategies for…
Rank this Week: 330

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/
Rank this Week: 297

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers criminal law topics. By Stephen Bilkis & Associates

http://www.nycriminalattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    This court has long expressed its intolerance of general search warrant

    This court has long expressed its intolerance of general search warrant
    A Suffolk Marijuana Possession Lawyer said that, the People appeal from an order of the County Court, Suffolk County, which, after a hearing, granted the defendant's motion to suppress certain physical evidence seized upon the execution of a…
  • Jul 31

    Code of Judicial Conduct...cont

    Code of Judicial Conduct...cont
    Where the people contend, as they do, that the request for such an investigation places this court in an accusatory posture with respect to the office of the district attorney of Suffolk County, such contention clearly is misplaced. If...
  • Jul 31

    DPCA developed the form to remedy perceived shortcomings in the statute..cont

    DPCA developed the form to remedy perceived shortcomings in the statute..cont
    The Criminal Defendants claiming indigency are obliged to seek a payment waiver from the court. To obtain the waiver, they must complete and submit to the court a financial history/status form prepared by the Department designed to aid the...
Rank this Week: 622

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/
  • Aug 1

    Nebraska Court of Appeals Overturns Lower Court Removing Child for Truancy Under ICWA

    Nebraska Court of Appeals Overturns Lower Court Removing Child for Truancy Under ICWA
    Opinion here (from June 24). On February 26, 2013, the juvenile court ordered Mischa to be placed into foster care and the case plan was modified to allow for liberal visitation of Mischa with her family. In reaching this decision, ……
  • Aug 1

    Job Posting at VA Office of Tribal Relation

    Job Posting at VA Office of Tribal Relation
    Here. This position is located in the Central Office of the  Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC.  The incumbent is the primary staff support resource for the Office of Tribal Government Relations. Duties included:…
  • Aug 1

    Saginaw Chippewa (Sur)Reply to NLRB Reply in Support of Its Motion for Vacature and Remand

    Saginaw Chippewa (Sur)Reply to NLRB Reply in Support of Its Motion for Vacature and Remand
    Here: SCIT Surreply re NLRB Remand Motion [& In Support of Abeyance Motion] (Now) complete briefing here: NLRB Motion to Remand Sag Chip Motion to Hold Appeal in Abeyance Sag Chip Opposition to NLRB Motion Szotkowski Declaration NLRB…
Rank this Week: 136

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 595

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

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

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Aug 1

    See Us in Person!

    See Us in Person!
    Here is our August – September calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 1

    Midwestern Work Ethic Rocks Us to 21 Years Old

    Midwestern Work Ethic Rocks Us to 21 Years Old
    July 1, 1993, is when it all began for State and Federal Communications. It is hard to believe it has Continued on Next Page
  • Aug 1

    Arkansas State Senator Leaves Early for Government Relations Job

    Arkansas State Senator Leaves Early for Government Relations Job
    State Sen. Johnny Key has vacated his seat in order to coordinate lobbying efforts for the University of Arkansas system Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 450

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 1

    Monkey Impersonators Hired to Deal With Parliament's "Big Monkey Menace"

    Monkey Impersonators Hired to Deal With Parliament's "Big Monkey Menace"
    Maybe the CIA should consider blaming rogue monkeys for all that missing evidence. That'd be harder to pull off in Virginia than New Delhi, but it's at least as good as the current explanations. A member of India's parliament…
  • Jul 31

    Well, Somebody Doesn't Know What "Homophones" Are

    Well, Somebody Doesn't Know What "Homophones" Are
    It's either Clarke Woodger, who reportedly fired an employee for blogging about them, or people for whom English is a second language. It is plausible to think many in the latter group might not know what "homophones" are, but…
  • Jul 31

    CIA Admits It Spied on Senate Investigation of CIA

    CIA Admits It Spied on Senate Investigation of CIA
    Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence (SSCI), Mar. 11, 2014: [I have] grave concerns that the CIA's search [of Senate computers] ... may have undermined the constitutional framework essential to effective…
Rank this Week: 369

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Aug 1

    New Executive Order Targets Federal Contractor

    New Executive Order Targets Federal Contractor
    President Obama has issued yet another executive order that will impose additional labor compliance requirements on companies that choose to do business with the federal government.  Entitled “Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces,”…
  • Aug 1

    Northwestern, CAPA Square Off In Reply Brief

    Northwestern, CAPA Square Off In Reply Brief
    Both Northwestern University and the College Athletes Players Association (CAPA) filed reply briefs with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) yesterday to further strengthen their respective positions regarding whether…
  • Jul 31

    Met Threatens To Lock Out Worker

    Met Threatens To Lock Out Worker
    When one lockout ends, another begins?  That’s the message coming from the Metropolitan Opera in New York City, anyway.  Officials representing the Metropolitan Opera (the Met) have announced that they are ready and willing to…
Rank this Week: 816

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/
  • Aug 1

    Guardians of Wow!

    Guardians of Wow!
    I caught an early screening of Guardians of the Galaxy last night and it was truly a lot of fun. Think of it as Marvel meets Star Wars with uber hunk Chris Pratt as the new Han Solo. Doing a quick image search on said actor revealed that he…
  • Aug 1

    SFL Friday -- More Than This?

    SFL Friday -- More Than This?
    You guys know I'm a sucker for the dreamers, the misfit toys, the creators and iconoclasts who start with nothing and keep on beating to their own drum no matter who is listening or whether they can pronounce correctly the name of an…
  • Jul 31

    The Coveted SFL "Bump"!

    The Coveted SFL "Bump"!
    Do you care what some anonymous blogger thinks about our judicial races?I certainly don't.But if you do, read on:Alright kids, here are our picks --Miami-Dade County Court Judge: Group 19 - Rachel DOOLEY Group 36 - Nuria SAENZ Miami…
Rank this Week: 178

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/
  • Aug 1

    Antebellum Cemetery Trivia

    Antebellum Cemetery Trivia
    How about a cemetery trivia question? We haven't had one of those in a while. This is a cemetery founded in the 1850s. It's also the only cemetery where a Democrat (as opposed to a Whig) gave the dedication address...
  • Aug 1

    AALS Scholarly Paper Competition Deadline Approache

    AALS Scholarly Paper Competition Deadline Approache
    Junior scholars, don't forget to that the deadline for AALS's annual call for scholarly papers is approaching! Manuscripts are due August 9, 2014. Full details are here.
  • Jul 31

    My Slate Article on the Importance of Replicating Science

    My Slate Article on the Importance of Replicating Science
    I have a long article in Slate (with Chris Chabris) on the importance of replicating science. We use a recent (and especially bitter) dispute over the failure to replicate a social psychology experiment as an occasion for discussing several…
Rank this Week: 91

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 48

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 1

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    What's on your mind today? Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 1

    Colorado: New Rules for Marijuana Edible Packaging

    Colorado: New Rules for Marijuana Edible Packaging
    Colorado is enacting new rules for recreational marijuana edibles, designed to address the problem some people (like Maureen Dowd) have determining how much to ingest. The rules will not be "tougher" with respect to the quantity of THC…
  • Jul 31

    CIA Director John Brennan Admits CIA Spied on Senate Staffer

    CIA Director John Brennan Admits CIA Spied on Senate Staffer
    With the declassified version of the Inspector General's report outlining the CIA's unauthorized intrusion into U.S. Senate staffers' computers on the horizon, CIA director John Brennan admitted today the agency spied on Senate members.... [[…
Rank this Week: 2

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Aug 1

    Second Circuit Adopts Bright-Line Definition of FINRA “Customer” For Arbitration Purpose

    Second Circuit Adopts Bright-Line Definition of FINRA “Customer” For Arbitration Purpose
    The circuit courts continue to refine the definition of the term “customer” under FINRA Rule 12200.  A “customer” can compel a broker-dealer to arbitrate a dispute even in the absence of a pre-dispute arbitration…
  • Jul 31

    Mediation, Negotiation and the New York Metropolitan Opera

    Mediation, Negotiation and the New York Metropolitan Opera
    Erin Archerd tipped me off that the New York Metropolitan Opera and the unions with which it is negotiating collective bargaining agreements, are trying to call in a federal mediator at the last minute to salvage their negotiations. The…
  • Jul 31

    Sternlight – New Executive Order Blocks Mandatory Employment Arbitration

    Sternlight – New Executive Order Blocks Mandatory Employment Arbitration
    FOI Jean Sternlight (UNLV) provides us with this guest post on the President’s recent actions on employment arbitration. President Obama today signed a new Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order refusing to grant government…
Rank this Week: 870

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Aug 1

    Dan Markel Remembrances at SEALS

    Dan Markel Remembrances at SEALS
    PrawfsBlawg and Concurring Opinions are sponsoring the first MarkelFest! at SEALS this Saturday. Unfortunately will miss this event, but I...
  • Jul 31

    Welcome, Guest Blogger Eric Ort

    Welcome, Guest Blogger Eric Ort
    In addition to his own blog launch, my colleague Eric Orts has agreed to occasionally blog for us for the...
  • Jul 30

    Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship

    Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship
    The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the...
Rank this Week: 138

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 1

    Guest Post: The Use of Human Shields and International Criminal Law

    Guest Post: The Use of Human Shields and International Criminal Law
    by Tali Kolesov Har-Oz and Ori Pomson [Ori Pomson and Tali Kolesov Har-Oz are both teaching assistants and LL.B. candidates at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty.]  Introduction The recent hostilities between Israel and…
  • Aug 1

    When does the Combatant’s Privilege Apply?

    When does the Combatant’s Privilege Apply?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Under any view, the privilege of combatancy is key to the basic architecture of the law of war. It stands at the fault line between domestic criminal law and International Humanitarian Law, between…
  • Aug 1

    Emerging Voices: The Preliminary Examinations in Iraq: A Net Loss for the ICC’s Political Capital

    Emerging Voices: The Preliminary Examinations in Iraq: A Net Loss for the ICC’s Political Capital
    by David Benger by David Benger [David Benger is the Course Assistant for the Brandeis University in The Hague intensive summer school in International Criminal Law. He may be reached at dabenger [at] gmail [dot] com.] The International…
Rank this Week: 118

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

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

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Aug 1

    Married? Consider These Eight Estate Planning Goal

    Married? Consider These Eight Estate Planning Goal
    Estate planning for married couples requires the couple to discuss goals in order to establish a plan that fulfills their common objectives.
  • Jul 30

    Creating Inheritance Incentives For Heir

    Creating Inheritance Incentives For Heir
    Are your heirs ready to inherit assets and be responsible for such wealth? If you are not sure of the answer you may want to consider other options and seek assistance from legal counsel to come up with the best plan for your circumstances.
  • Jul 28

    Care Choices For Elderly Loved One

    Care Choices For Elderly Loved One
    The range of needs an elderly loved one may require can vary and change over time, therefore careful consideration must be taken when selecting the right kind of care in each situation.
Rank this Week: 897

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on Telemarketing Sales Rule

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on Telemarketing Sales Rule
    On July 31, 2014, the FTC announced that it is soliciting public comment on potential updates to its Telemarketing Sales Rule. Comments are due to the FTC by October 14, 2014.
  • Aug 1

    European Commission Announces EU-Wide Logo and Data Protection Impact Assessment Process for RFID System

    European Commission Announces EU-Wide Logo and Data Protection Impact Assessment Process for RFID System
    On July 30, 2014, the European Commission issued a press release introducing two new EU standards intended to help users of Radio Frequency Identification smart chips and systems comply with both EU data protection requirements and the…
  • Jul 31

    Nominate Hunton’s Privacy Blog for the ABA Blawg 100 Amici

    Nominate Hunton’s Privacy Blog for the ABA Blawg 100 Amici
    We encourage our readers to show their support for Hunton's Privacy and Information Security Law Blog by nominating us for the ABA Journal's annual list of the 100 best legal blogs. A link to the Blawg 100 Amici nomination page is included in…
Rank this Week: 77

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 1

    The fallacy of the Jul 31 deadline in the WTO TFA:inventing a crisis and demonizing India's democracy

    The fallacy of the Jul 31 deadline in the WTO TFA:inventing a crisis and demonizing India's democracy
    The failure to agree yesterday at the WTO on the adoption of the Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement is widely being misrepresented in the media as the collapse of Bali and a new or renewed crisis for the WTO system. True...
  • Aug 1

    Is Yukos a Foreign Investment Dispute?

    Is Yukos a Foreign Investment Dispute?
    I haven't read any of the submissions or the opinion in the Yukos investment arbitration, which resulted in the biggest award ever -- $50 billion! -- and has been making headlines in the past week. But from the articles about...
  • Aug 1

    Michael Trebilcock's SIEL Lecture

    Michael Trebilcock's SIEL Lecture
    This is a synopsis of Professor Michael Trebilcock's recent SIEL lecture: In my recent Robert Hudec public lecture to the Society for International Economic Law at its biannual conference in Bern, Switzerland (“Between Theories of Trade…
Rank this Week: 261

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • Aug 1

    Teaching, learning blog success at @PhiAlphaDeltaHQ #PADCon convention

    Teaching, learning blog success at @PhiAlphaDeltaHQ #PADCon convention
    Blog evangelism. Check. Professional engagement. Check. Surprising questions. Check, natch. Yesterday, I had the privilege to present on the topic of lawyers and blogging to a national law society. As expected, I learned as much as I…
  • Jul 31

    Columnist @ArizonaLaw Susie Salmon schools lawyers, editor on legal writing

    Columnist @ArizonaLaw Susie Salmon schools lawyers, editor on legal writing
    Color me nostalgic, but this week I’m offering a few great pieces of content from the departing issue of Arizona Attorney Magazine—in case you missed it. Today. I point you to our new-ish column on legal writing. Wisely enough,…
  • Jul 30

    100 years of service marks @maricopabar history

    100 years of service marks @maricopabar history
    This week, I’m sharing some Arizona Attorney content that may have slipped by you unnoticed. As we are about to launch the September issue, I wanted to be sure you saw a few items that I think are significant. (Yesterday, I mentioned a…
Rank this Week: 488

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 1

    I told you so: email marketing is better than social media

    I told you so: email marketing is better than social media
    I’ve said it many times before and I’ll say it again: email is better than social media. Want proof? Okay, feast your eyes on this article which shows that “Email marketing has a ROI of 4,300%,” and is “way more…
  • Jul 31

    Happiness is a choice

    Happiness is a choice
    Yesterday, I had one of those moments. You know the one I mean. It’s when you’re having a bad day and you are convinced that you don’t know what you’re doing, you’re not good at anything, and you should probably…
  • Jul 30

    How to get more traffic and more client

    How to get more traffic and more client
    Put more people in your posts and articles. You’ll get more traffic, more people reading your content, and more people sharing it. Bottom line, more clients. People like to read about people. Content about people (instead of concepts)…
Rank this Week: 931

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 1

    Realism without nihilism--an example from a sanctions order for deposition objection

    Realism without nihilism--an example from a sanctions order for deposition objection
    One of the hardest things to teach students is how to deal with the sometimes significant variation in judicial reactions to similar conduct. The attached sanctions order (Download Memorandum Opinion And Order) is a nice example. The judge in…
  • Aug 1

    Jotwell: Carole Silver comments on Andy Perlman's new article

    Jotwell: Carole Silver comments on Andy Perlman's new article
    Excerpt from Carole Silver's Jotwell post: Andy Perlman’s timing couldn’t be better. His new article, A Behavioral Theory of Legal Ethics, comes out just as negative reports of lawyers’ conduct are front page news again,…
  • Jul 31

    Cuomo's Watergate?

    Cuomo's Watergate?
    The Times reports today that US Attorney Preet Bharara has warned Cuomo about obstruction of justice. This warning came after Cuomo on Monday defended his decision to disband the state Moreland Commission formed to investigate corruption in…
Rank this Week: 316

Gavel to Gavel

Gavel to Gavel

Covers trends in legislative activity as it relates to the courts. By the National Center for State Courts.

http://gaveltogavel.us/
Rank this Week: 866

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 1

    Phillion given OK to sue police and Crown

    Phillion given OK to sue police and Crown
    Romeo Phillion, who was wrongfully imprisoned for 30 years, has been allowed to pursue a civil action against police and the Crown.The Ontario Court of Appeal allowed Phillion’s appeal yesterday, setting aside a lower court ruling that…
  • Aug 1

    News Roundup - August 1, 2014

    News Roundup - August 1, 2014
    CanadaCanada criticized by Chinese foreign ministry for ‘irresponsible’ hacking accusations, ReutersChoice for Canadian farmers between men or women from Mexico amounts to gender discrimination, The Globe and MailOntario Court of…
  • Jul 31

    SCC sets high standard for Mr. Big confession

    SCC sets high standard for Mr. Big confession
    The Supreme Court of Canada today set tough new standards for the admissibility of confessions elicited from “Mr. Big” operations — elaborate stings where undercover agents recruit suspects into fictitious criminal…
Rank this Week: 129

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 1

    New Technology Renews Old Fears of Manipulation and Control

    New Technology Renews Old Fears of Manipulation and Control
    In the first half of the 20th century, Americans gained a new awareness of the malleability and manipulability of the human mind, and the result was a wave of concern over “propaganda” and other techniques of influence. Today we…
  • Jul 31

    What Crack Cocaine Teaches Us About NSA Reform

    What Crack Cocaine Teaches Us About NSA Reform
    This piece originally ran at POLITICO Magazine. This week, Patrick Leahy, the Democratic senator from Vermont, introduced a revised version of the USA Freedom Act, a bill to finally start pulling the reins on America's out-of-control…
  • Jul 29

    Want Safer Communities? Throw Fewer People Behind Bar

    Want Safer Communities? Throw Fewer People Behind Bar
    Before he started singing with muppets, John Oliver showed us a lot of boxes of Cheerios. This was in the second minute of his epic rant on the state of the U.S. criminal justice system last week. Varieties of Cheerios – from "Frosted"…
Rank this Week: 62

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Philip Seymour Hoffman and five big myths about trust

    Philip Seymour Hoffman and five big myths about trust
    Recently I posted an article about Sting, the British rocker who says that he won't be leaving his children much of an inheritance. He and other rich celebrities have said that they fear inheriting a significant amount of money will cause…
  • Jul 29

    Hilarious obituary goes viral

    Hilarious obituary goes viral
    The internet loves anything quirky or odd, and it seems that the obituary that Kevin J. McGroarty wrote for himself fits that description. Mr. McGroarty died last week in Pennsylvania. His obituary has been viewed thousands of times as it…
  • Jul 29

    Three business succession secret

    Three business succession secret
    According to this article I just read at Get Growing for Business, up to 70% of owners of small and medium-size businesses will retire in the next decade. Many of those owners haven't even started planning their exits from their businesses.…
Rank this Week: 578

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 1

    What Next in Kentucky?

    What Next in Kentucky?
    "In Kentucky, execution debate finds new footing," is by Brett Barrouquere's Associated Press report, via the Daily Independent of Ashland, Kentucky. Here's an extended excerpt from the beginning of this article: With a spate of botched…
  • Aug 1

    Eric Holder on Lethal Injection Problems & Secrecy

    Eric Holder on Lethal Injection Problems & Secrecy
    Video of the PBS NewsHour interview with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder is at the link. "Eric Holder 'greatly troubled' by spate of botched executions," is by Lauren Gambino for the Guardian. Speaking out for the first time since a...
  • Jul 31

    Refusing to Sell LI Drug

    Refusing to Sell LI Drug
    Global Post reports,"How an Indian entrepreneur is helping to resist executions in the US," by Mandakini Gahlot. Here's the beginning: In 2010, the Nebraska Department of Correctional Services sent an email to a small, unknown, Indian…
Rank this Week: 37

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 86

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Aug 1

    Can victims limit prosecutorial discretion

    Can victims limit prosecutorial discretion
    The military SVC programs have been ongoing for a little while.  So some signs of the good and bad are starting to show.  It is too early to tell if the issues are start-up issues or long term fixes, or cavitations or…
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
  • Jul 29

    New CAAF grant

    New CAAF grant
    No. 14-5007/AF.  U.S. v. Steven S. MORITA.  CCA 37838.  Review granted on the following issue: WHETHER THE AIR FORCE COURT OF CRIMINAL APPEALS ERRED BY FINDING THAT A RESERVIST CAN CREATE COURT-MARTIAL…
Rank this Week: 188

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Aug 1

    Inversions may lead to more taxes for shareholder

    Inversions may lead to more taxes for shareholder
    The WSJ points out the untidy fact that although corporate inversions may have the effect of permitting firms to elect to move to lower tax jurisdictions, they do so through taxable transactions for stockholders of the US firm seeking to...
  • Jul 31

    Colbert on Inversion

    Colbert on Inversion
    America's educator, Stephen Colbert, gives us his take -- and quite an informative one at that -- on inversions. The Colbert Report -bjmq
  • Jul 31

    Buyouts shops buying from one another

    Buyouts shops buying from one another
    According to a report in the WSJ, yes it's true that M&A activity is up these days, but. But, it looks like 60% of the LBOs are private equity firms buying and selling portfolio firms to each other. That's good...
Rank this Week: 170

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 1

    Conviction Integrity Unit Adds 14 Murder Cases to Review

    Conviction Integrity Unit Adds 14 Murder Cases to Review
    More than a year after the Brooklyn District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit announced that it would reopen dozens of murder cases that resulted in guilty verdicts that were investigated by Louis Scarcella, a detective who handled some…
  • Jul 31

    Wrongful Conviction Civil Suits Mounting in New York

    Wrongful Conviction Civil Suits Mounting in New York
    Another New York man settled a wrongful conviction suit with the city adding to the tab of settlements accrued under former Brooklyn District Attorney Charles Hynes. The New York Post reported that Ronald Bozeman will receive $150,000 after…
  • Jul 30

    Bumps in the Road for Hair Microscopy Case Review

    Bumps in the Road for Hair Microscopy Case Review
    One year after the Innocence Project and the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers announced its partnership with the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to review microscopic hair…
Rank this Week: 382