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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 17

    John McKee Killed on River Road by Head-On Car Accident in Harrison Charter

    John McKee Killed on River Road by Head-On Car Accident in Harrison Charter
    Harrison Charter Township, MI — Last Thursday, December 11, there was a serious car accident between a large Ford van and a smaller-sized Ford van. At the time, the 65-year old man in the smaller Ford van, later identified as 65-year…
  • Dec 17

    Man Critically Injured in Austin, TX Motorcycle Accident on Avery Ranch

    Man Critically Injured in Austin, TX Motorcycle Accident on Avery Ranch
    Austin, TX — There was a serious motorcycle accident this past Saturday (December 13) in Austin that resulted in a man being hospitalized with life-threatening injuries. The man’s name wasn’t released, but police identified…
  • Dec 17

    Lloyd Worth Killed, Carl Worth Injured by Car Accident in Lithia, FL on Highway 39

    Lloyd Worth Killed, Carl Worth Injured by Car Accident in Lithia, FL on Highway 39
    Lithia, FL — A man from Ruskin who died and a young Ruskin teen who was injured were among those involved in a three-car accident outside Lithia this past Saturday, December 13, 2014. Police said that Lloyd Worth, 44, was killed while…
Rank this Week: 61

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 112

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Dec 17

    A Note on Death Sentence Rate

    A Note on Death Sentence Rate
    The DPIC report to be released tomorrow, noted in the previous post, will also make a big deal about the number of death sentences per year being much lower than it was at the peak of 1996.  The regular drumbeat...
  • Dec 17

    Exoneration Inflation, Continued

    Exoneration Inflation, Continued
    Of all the propaganda efforts of the anti-death-penalty movement, the most successful has been the notorious "innocence list," which can be found on the website of the Death Penalty Information Center.  Six years ago, Ward Campbell…
  • Dec 17

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Accused Killer was on Probation: Authorities report that the Alabama man accused of killing an Auburn University football player over the weekend had a lengthy criminal history, and was on active probation at the time of the murder.  Jay…
Rank this Week: 191

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Top Legal Stories: 2015 prediction

    Top Legal Stories: 2015 prediction
    The New Yorker has an article by reporter Jeffrey Toobin titled "The Top Five Legal Stories of 2015" (he's making predictions). Topics include Obamacare, same-sex marriage, and the National Collegiate Athletic Association.
  • Dec 17

    Crowdfunding for legal fee

    Crowdfunding for legal fee
    The ABA Journal has an article about a new crowdfunding site that helps individuals raise money to cover legal fees. Developed by a Chicago lawyer, the site is called Funded Justice. Since it's' very new, it hasn't had much success yet, but…
  • Dec 11

    Obama Administration’s Announced Immigration Initiative: A Primer

    Obama Administration’s Announced Immigration Initiative: A Primer
    On November 20, President Obama announced the commencement of a multi-pronged immigration initiative that could, among other things, enable a substantial portion of the unlawfully present alien population to obtain temporary relief from…
Rank this Week: 656

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Roundup of Nominations for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Award

    Roundup of Nominations for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Award
    This is a follow-up to the Library Boy post of December 3, 2014 entitled Nominations Open for 2014 Canadian Law Blog Awards .The Vancouver Law Librarian Blog has posted a roundup of nominees for this year's Canadian Law Blog Awards, also…
  • Dec 16

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on Communicating and Proving Your Expertise
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on January 27, 2015 on Defining, Communicating and Proving Your Expertise:"This session describes the processes and requirements for professional services providers…
  • Dec 15

    Interview With Manager of Law Library of Congress Blog

    Interview With Manager of Law Library of Congress Blog
    I have often blogged about In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.The DigitalGov site has an interview with Andrew Weber, Legislative Information Systems Manager for the Library. Weber manages the In…
Rank this Week: 813

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
  • Dec 7

    Off to Heidelberg

    Off to Heidelberg
    Thursday I’ll be discussing From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance.  My hosts are the Netzpolitik AG of the University of Heidelberg, which translates, I think, as the Network Working Group…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Dec 17

    Who Loves You Lawyers?

    Who Loves You Lawyers?
    Florida just got it's very first gay divorce!On the same day Pam Bondi's emergency request filing to Justice Clarence Thomas was accepted, effectively putting same-sex marriage on hold, a Broward County judge has granted a same-sex couple a…
  • Dec 17

    3d DCA Watch -- Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here Edition!

    3d DCA Watch -- Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here Edition!
    Can you guess my mood today?Let's just do this:Salazar v. Coello:Big reversal of a med-mal sj based on a complicated reading of the pre-suit notice requirements.Lots of confessions of errors.The 3d makes a (big) mistake.(Turns out it's…
  • Dec 16

    Hey Baby Will You Dust My Dreidle?

    Hey Baby Will You Dust My Dreidle?
Rank this Week: 228

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 17

    Supreme Refuses to Stay Ninth Circuit Ruling Finding that Arizona Could Not Deny DACA Recipients Driver's License

    Supreme Refuses to Stay Ninth Circuit Ruling Finding that Arizona Could Not Deny DACA Recipients Driver's License
    SCOTUSblog reports that, over the dissents of Justices Scalia, Thomas, and Alito, the Supreme Court today rejected Arizona’s request to allow it to deny driver’s licenses to young undocumented immigrants who have been permitted by Obama…
  • Dec 17

    United States to Normalize Diplomatic Relations With Cuba

    United States to Normalize Diplomatic Relations With Cuba
    President Obama today announced a nw relationship between thr United States and Cuba, which have not had diplomatic relations in more than 50 years. The announcement has brought very different reactions in Havana and Miami. The White House…
  • Dec 17

    The Great Migration: Exhibit at Big Apple's MOMA

    The Great Migration: Exhibit at Big Apple's MOMA
    From 1915 onward, six million black Southerners quit that region for points north in an epic tide of souls fleeing oppression and seeking opportunity. This spring, the NYC Museum of Modern Art will honor the Great Migration’s centennial by…
Rank this Week: 45

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Dec 17

    NLRB Finally"Explains" Anti-Franchise Animus - Legal

    NLRB Finally"Explains" Anti-Franchise Animus - Legal
    The National Labor Relations Board's General Counsel, Richard Griffin, recently spoke to a group of law students at West Virginia University's College of Law. During the discussion, which was recorded and is available here, Mr. Griffin…
  • Dec 17

    Are You Making this Mistake in Your Franchisor Recruitment Process? - Operation

    Are You Making this Mistake in Your Franchisor Recruitment Process? - Operation
    Many franchisors have recruitment problems. What makes its worse is that franchisors are willing to believe any plausible story about how to select candidates. Here is one such fable: Look for common characteristics in your 10-20% top…
  • Dec 16

    5 Tips on Protecting Yourself from Predatory Merchant Service Providers - Operation

    5 Tips on Protecting Yourself from Predatory Merchant Service Providers - Operation
    It's no secret that small and medium sized business have been hit hardest by the predatory practices of merchant service providers. We have all heard horror stories about the "bait and switch" tactics from "great rates to free…
Rank this Week: 594

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Dec 17

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War

    Some Legal Questions about Corporate v Nation-State War
    The idea of corporate versus nation-state Suppose the CEO and board of directors of Sony decided that North Korea is responsible for the hacking to which they've been subjected and decided to hit... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Dec 17

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)

    The Interview probably sucks, but it's your duty to see it (I guess)
    Twitter exchange: The third-rate threats of a fifth-rate dictatorship should not keep Americans from their movie theaters: http://t.co/s9Al7vWwnD — Walter Russell Mead (@wrmead) December 17, 2014... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Dec 17

    Pity the poor professor

    Pity the poor professor
    Professors need coddling too these days, but heartless administrators don't care: Leon Rothberg, Ph.D., a 58-year-old professor of English Literature at Ohio State University, was shocked and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 87

Legal Developments In…

Legal Developments In Non-Competition Agreements

Reviews recent cases involving non-competition agreements and related claims. By Kenneth J. Vanko.

http://www.non-competes.com/
  • Dec 17

    Three Anti-Trust Cases Non-Compete Lawyers Must Know

    Three Anti-Trust Cases Non-Compete Lawyers Must Know
    Many non-compete attorneys think that damages are the tail wagging the dog during the lawsuit. The reason is simple, but not intuitive: plaintiff's attorneys give very little thought to how to prove damages. Instead, they are focused - too…
  • Dec 12

    Third District in Illinois Follows Fifield's Consideration Rule

    Third District in Illinois Follows Fifield's Consideration Rule
    Business lawyers have discounted the much-bastardized decision in Fifield v. Premier Dealer Services, Inc. as unmoored, largely because it seems to be one-of-a-kind and pulled from the ether.With the exception of a few federal district…
  • Nov 25

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing

    2014 AIPLA Trade Secret Law Summit Is Nearing
    For those attorneys who follow this blog, I encourage you to consider attending the American Intellectual Property Law Association's Trade Secret Law Summit. The event will be held on December 4 and 5 at Intel Corporation in Santa Clara,…
Rank this Week: 781

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Dec 17

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 351 – Sunk Pirate

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 351 – Sunk Pirate
    The Pirate Bay closed in Swedish raid, sampling lawsuit against Jay Z dismissed and Actors Guild comes to the aid of Cindy Lee Garcia...
  • Dec 17

    3 Count: Genuine Improvement

    3 Count: Genuine Improvement
    Apple emerges victorious in iTunes DRM case, broadcasters try to halt sale of Aereo assets and U.S. artist accused of ripping off a French advertisement.
  • Dec 16

    3 Count: Burn Unit

    3 Count: Burn Unit
    Sirius XM suffers another setback in its case against The Turtles, Sweden released suspect in The Pirate Bay case and Google News shutters in Spain.
Rank this Week: 318

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 122

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Dec 17

    Associate Bonus Watch: A Potpourri Of Payment Scale

    Associate Bonus Watch: A Potpourri Of Payment Scale
    Bonus reports from several different law firms -- mostly good news.
  • Dec 17

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.17.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.17.14
    * Rudolph sues for discrimination. This is why you should always let guys play in your reindeer games. [Bolek Besser Glesius LLC] * Congressional gridlock may call off... the Super Bowl? At least the Bears have other things to worry about…
  • Dec 17

    alt.legal: Know Thyself, Corporate Counsel, and Know Thy Spend

    alt.legal: Know Thyself, Corporate Counsel, and Know Thy Spend
    A lawyer who has really done it all and has some important advice for in-house lawyers.
Rank this Week: 8

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Dec 17

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible

    Belk v. Commissioner—4th Circuit Confirms That Swappable Conservation Easements Are Not Deductible
    In Belk v. Commissioner, No. 13-2161 (Dec. 16, 2014), the 4th Circuit affirmed a Tax Court ruling that a conservation easement that authorized the parties to agree to “substitutions” or “swaps” (i.e., to remove some or all of the…
  • Dec 16

    Donor Refund Policy?

    Donor Refund Policy?
    Although charitable contributions traditionally have been perceived as a contract between the donor and the charity, donors who are displeased with how their funds have been used are asking for refunds according to a recent WSJ article. In…
  • Dec 15

    New Report on the Impact of Impact Investing

    New Report on the Impact of Impact Investing
    A few days ago, the Aspen Institute issued a report entitled The Bottom Line: Investing for Impact on Economic Mobility in the US. The report shows how impact investing is increasing economic mobility for low-income families. The report is…
Rank this Week: 570

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/
  • Dec 17

    A Wager on Emerging Markets That Seems Poorly Timed

    A Wager on Emerging Markets That Seems Poorly Timed
    Many bond funds have loaded up on high-risk, high-return securities and, in the process, have become ever more opaque about the risks involved.
  • Dec 17

    Anti-Takeover Defense Measures Often Hurt Investor

    Anti-Takeover Defense Measures Often Hurt Investor
    Defensive tactics can serve legitimate business interests, but many invite criticism that companies are eager to avoid, Reynolds Holding writes in Reuters Breakingviews.
  • Dec 17

    Countrywide Whistle-Blower to Receive More Than $57 Million

    Countrywide Whistle-Blower to Receive More Than $57 Million
    Edward O'Donnell, a former Countrywide executive, helped prosecutors force Bank of America to pay a $16.65 billion penalty over its role in churning out shoddy mortgage securities.
Rank this Week: 5

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Dec 17

    The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy

    The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy
    Today Sony canceled the premiere of “The Interview” and its entire Christmas-Day release of the movie because of fears that terrorists might attack theaters showing the film. The actions show just how much power the attackers…
  • Dec 16

    Former Employees Are Suing Sony Over ‘Epic Nightmare’ Hack

    Former Employees Are Suing Sony Over ‘Epic Nightmare’ Hack
    The plot of the Sony hack drama has taken a new turn. Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment filed a class-action lawsuit against the studio giant on Monday for failing to properly secure sensitive employee data. The recent…
  • Dec 16

    The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor User

    The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor User
    The FBI relied on Flash code from an abandoned Metasploit project called "Decloak" to identify suspects hiding behind the Tor anonymity network. The post The FBI Used the Web’s Favorite Hacking Tool to Unmask Tor Users appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 16

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    Suit Filed in E. coli Death

    Suit Filed in E. coli Death
    AP reports that our clients, Melissa and Andrew Kay, whose 8-year-old son Joshua died after eating ground beef contaminated with E. coli O157:H7 filed suit against Whole Foods Market and... Continue Reading
  • Dec 17

    Salmonella Sprouts Sicken More – Again

    Salmonella Sprouts Sicken More – Again
    The CDC reports as of December 15, 2014, a total of 111 people infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 12 states. Connecticut (8), Maine... Continue Reading
  • Dec 17

    New Study Shows Real Risks of Raw Milk Consumption

    New Study Shows Real Risks of Raw Milk Consumption
    A new study finds that between 2010 and 2012, five percent of all U.S. food-borne outbreaks with a known source were tied to raw milk.  The research is in the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 29

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Dec 17

    Parents of E. Coli Victim Sue Whole Food

    Parents of E. Coli Victim Sue Whole Food
    The parents of Joshua Kaye are suing Whole Foods Market over their son’s death. Eight-year-old Joshua from Braintree, MA, died last summer from an E. coli 0157:H7 infection that turned into hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS). Multiple…
  • Dec 17

    CDC Update: 111 Sickened in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bean Sprout

    CDC Update: 111 Sickened in Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Bean Sprout
    At least 111 people in 12 states have been confirmed infected with Salmonella in an outbreak linked to bean sprouts produced by Wonton Foods, Inc., according to an outbreak update posted Tuesday by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and…
  • Dec 16

    Caffeine Powder Concerns FDA, Energy Drinks Concern Denmark

    Caffeine Powder Concerns FDA, Energy Drinks Concern Denmark
    Last week, the parents of two young men who died earlier this year after ingesting caffeine powder met with Food and Drug Administration officials to deliver a citizen petition urging the agency to ban the sale of powdered caffeine. In a…
Rank this Week: 127

Erik J. Heels

Erik J. Heels

Covers technology, law, baseball, and rock 'n' roll. By Erik J. Heels.

http://www.erikjheels.com/
  • Dec 17

    17 Seconds #6

    17 Seconds #6
    17 Seconds is a email and website newsletter that gives you useful info quickly. Believe it or not, Clocktower’s website design is coming up on two years old, so it’s time for a makeover. As part of the website redesign …
  • Nov 17

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery

    Twitter Bug Makes Tweet Archives Unreliable For eDiscovery
    Tweets from 2010 and earlier suffer from URL redirection problem. Old Tweets: Now You See Them, Now You Don’t I’ve been on Twitter continuously since 2008-10-30. Here’s my first Tweet: I'm betting that today's decision re…
  • Nov 7

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill

    ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ quote is by Tom Bohan, NOT Winston Churchill
    Thomas L. Bohan quotation ‘It doesn’t take all types, there just are all types’ erroneously attributed to Winston Churchill. I had the privilege of working for Thomas L. Bohan (hereinafter “Tom Bohan”) from…
Rank this Week: 102

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/
  • Dec 17

    Military justice humour

    Military justice humour
  • Dec 15

    For your calendar

    For your calendar
    At the 2015 Innocence Summit, the nation’s leading prosecutors, researchers, defense attorneys, citizen activists, exonerees, and others will come together to debate how the Innocence Movement can overcome old…
  • Dec 11

    NIMJ writing award

    NIMJ writing award
    Please see the NIMJ announcement of the Barry and Jenkins writing awards at this link. Kevin J. Barry Award for Excellence in Military Legal Studies. This award recognizes an outstanding article published in an academic or professional…
Rank this Week: 174

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

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

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Dec 17

    FDA Issues Warning for Probiotic Supplement

    FDA Issues Warning for Probiotic Supplement
    The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning against the use of probiotic supplements in some patient groups.
  • Dec 17

    Takata Inspects Suppliers Due to Recall

    Takata Inspects Suppliers Due to Recall
    Takata has acknowledged that it may have been too lenient with international part suppliers following controversy over faulty airbags that can explode upon deployment.
  • Dec 17

    Pedestrian Killed in Longview Crash Identified

    Pedestrian Killed in Longview Crash Identified
    A pedestrian was fatally injured in Longview, Texas Tuesday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle near the intersection of Glencrest Lane and McCann Road.
Rank this Week: 369

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
  • Dec 17

    Book recommendation: Shark by Will Self

    Book recommendation: Shark by Will Self
    4 May 1970. A week earlier President Nixon has ordered American ground forces into Cambodia to pursue the Vietcong. By the end of the day four students will be lying in the grounds of Kent State University, shot dead by the National Guard. On…
  • Dec 14

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon

    Monday morning with Alex Williams’ cartoon
    This cartoon is by Alex Williams who draws the Queen’s Counsel cartoons for The Times and in numerous books including The Queen’s Counsel Lawyer’s Omnibus. He offers almost all of his cartoons for sale at £120 for…
  • Dec 13

    Weekend video: Lord Denning In Office (1963)

    Weekend video: Lord Denning In Office (1963)
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Rank this Week: 950

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/
  • Dec 17

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border

    A Coffee Shop on the Israeli-Al Qaeda Border
    The last time I was on the Israeli-Syrian border looking at the ruined Syrian city of Quneitra was thirty years ago. I was fifteen and taking a summer course in Israel. And an Israeli soldier manning a border position was explaining to my…
  • Dec 17

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #47: An Interview with Joanne McNabb
    Our guest this week is Joanne McNabb, Director of Privacy Education and Policy for the California Attorney General’s Office.  Joanne discusses the findings and recommendations in the recently released 2014 California Data…
  • Dec 17

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    In a historic speech, today, President Barack Obama announced that the United States will restore full diplomatic relations with Cuba, opening an embassy in Havana, reviewing Cuba’s designation as a state sponsor of terrorism, and…
Rank this Week: 83

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 569

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/
  • Dec 17

    NY to Ban Fracking

    NY to Ban Fracking
    In an announcement that frankly took me by surprise, Gov. Cuomo has announced a plan to ban all hydraulic fracking in the state. from the NYT
  • Dec 17

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU

    Furman Fellowship Opportunity at NYU
    NYU Furman Center Legal Research Fellowship The Furman Center for Real Estate and Urban Policy at New York University invites applications for a post-graduate legal fellowship. The Furman Center, jointly housed at NYU’s School of Law and…
  • Dec 12

    Agglomerama--Fennell on Cities' Participant Assembly Problem

    Agglomerama--Fennell on Cities' Participant Assembly Problem
    Lee Fennell (Chicago) has posted Agglomerama, __ BYU L. Rev __ (forthcoming). In it, she examines how cities attract the right mix of residents and businesses to maximize social value. She takes a look at a number of possible ways...
Rank this Week: 351

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Dec 17

    The Statement Of South Pittsburg Commissioner Jeff Power

    The Statement Of South Pittsburg Commissioner Jeff Power
    Fellow public servants! From the reports and the debates on these reports heard at the last city council meeting, it is evident that we are dealing with the following main facts. First, the wrecking and diversionist-espionage work of…
  • Dec 4

    Broken Windows And Broken Live

    Broken Windows And Broken Live
    The Broken Windows Theory led to an era of aggressive policing of petty offenses — which in turn led to increased confrontation between police and civilians. The theory depends upon the proposition that tolerating bad conduct, however…
  • Nov 20

    Is Rapper Brandon "Tiny Doo" Duncan Being Prosecuted For Rapping About Gangs?

    Is Rapper Brandon "Tiny Doo" Duncan Being Prosecuted For Rapping About Gangs?
    Two things are clear: Brandon Duncan raps under the name "Tiny Doo," and he's being prosecuted for participation in the Lincoln Park street gang in San Diego. After that, things get a little cloudy. But it appears that the San Diego County…
Rank this Week: 230

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 165

The Amateur Law Professor

The Amateur Law Professor

Covers Washington Supreme Court and Washington Court of Appeals decisions, as well as local and national legal news. By Justin Walsh.

http://theamateurlawprofessor.com
  • Dec 17

    Division II: Judge Exceeded Authority In Ordering Generalize Criminal Asset Forfeiture

    Division II: Judge Exceeded Authority In Ordering Generalize Criminal Asset Forfeiture
    State v. Roberts Roberts did some very bad things to his step-daughter, which led to the conviction. Luckily, this case is really not about that, but what happens to Roberts’ stuff. AS part of his sentence, the judge imposed the…
  • Dec 16

    Division III: Even with Identified Adoption Alternative, No Continuance and a Wrong Result

    Division III: Even with Identified Adoption Alternative, No Continuance and a Wrong Result
    In re Termination of ADR This, in the legal community, is what we refer to as serendipity. The previous case I just blogged was about arbitration, a form of alternative dispute resolution. We attorney-types call it A.D.R. for short. The…
  • Dec 16

    Division III: LUPA Trumps Developer’s Arbitration Clause

    Division III: LUPA Trumps Developer’s Arbitration Clause
    Naumes, Inc. v. City of Chelan This is a land use case, so I’ll keep it short. Nerds! That said, the developer was trying to argue that an agreement between the city and the developer trumped the city’s ordinances. The issue here…
Rank this Week: 808

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Dec 17

    A papal bull against bullfighting

    A papal bull against bullfighting
    One of our most interesting recent acquisitions is a papal bull against bullfighting: Bulla S.D. N. Pii Pape V. Super prohibitione agitationis Taurorum & Ferarum, & annulatione votorum & iuramentorum, super eisdem pro tempore…
  • Dec 17

    Winter Break

    Winter Break
    As we approach the winter break, a few details about using the library: Library Hours: We’ve extended our usual winter break opening hours. Hours for the break can be found here…
  • Dec 10

    Researching Race & Social Justice: Resources in the Yale Library System

    Researching Race & Social Justice: Resources in the Yale Library System
    There are thousands of resources at Yale to support your research on historical and contemporary race and social justice in the U.S. and beyond. The Lillian Goldman Law Library holds hundreds of social justice titles, including seminal works…
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Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Dec 17

    A papal bull against bullfighting

    A papal bull against bullfighting
    One of our most interesting recent acquisitions is a papal bull against bullfighting: Bulla S.D. N. Pii Pape V. Super prohibitione agitationis Taurorum & Ferarum, & annulatione votorum & iuramentorum, super eisdem pro tempore…
  • Nov 29

    Edward Coke, Meet Humphrey Bogart

    Edward Coke, Meet Humphrey Bogart
    Books from our Rare Book Collection once again are the stars in a video by my friend Mark Weiner.
  • Nov 21

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America
    New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular culture, and murder trials involving women, as…
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inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

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

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Dec 17

    Amicus Brief: Eminent Domain Jury Can't Be Kept In The Dark About The Condemnor's Initial Valuation

    Amicus Brief: Eminent Domain Jury Can't Be Kept In The Dark About The Condemnor's Initial Valuation
    Under Virginia's condemnation procedures, as a prerequisite to a court exercising jurisdiction over an eminent domain action, a state condemning agency must as an initial step present to the property owner a statement of "the amount which…
  • Dec 13

    Federal Circuit On Williamson County Ripeness And Other Takings ... Stuff

    Federal Circuit On Williamson County Ripeness And Other Takings ... Stuff
    Biafora v. United States, No, 2013-5130 (Dec. 10, 2014), is one of those opinions that you don't really look forward to reading. Something about the Federal Circuit seems to attract these type of takings cases, where the parties are many, the…
  • Dec 9

    Guest Post - Hawaii SCT In Aina Lea Case: The Rationales Behind The Opinion

    Guest Post - Hawaii SCT In Aina Lea Case: The Rationales Behind The Opinion
    We bring you the latest guest post by colleague Paul Schwind, who has been tracking the issues and arguments that recently led the Hawaii Supreme Court to conclude, in DW Aina Lea Development, LLC v. Bridge Aina Lea, LLC, No. SCAP-13-0000091…
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Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Dec 17

    IBM’s Outgoing General Counsel Looks Back at the Future

    IBM’s Outgoing General Counsel Looks Back at the Future
    Robert C. Weber, whose nine-year tenure at IBM as general counsel comes to a close this year, said in an exit interview with Law Blog that the major "disrupters" in the legal profession will be technological.
  • Dec 17

    Justices Scalia and Kagan Duck Washington for Hunting Getaway

    Justices Scalia and Kagan Duck Washington for Hunting Getaway
    They may be ideological foes on the bench, but this week, in the chilly late-autumn wilderness of north Mississippi, Justices Elena Kagan and Antonin Scalia were simply hunting buddies.
  • Dec 17

    Arizona’s Request to Block Driver’s Licenses for Young Illegal Immigrants Denied

    Arizona’s Request to Block Driver’s Licenses for Young Illegal Immigrants Denied
    The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday denied an emergency request by Arizona officials that sought to prohibit state driver’s licenses for young illegal immigrants who received a reprieve from deportation from the Obama administration.
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LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

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

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Dec 17

    Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest LNG Signs Tax Agreement with the District of Port Edward

    Petronas’s Pacific NorthWest LNG Signs Tax Agreement with the District of Port Edward
    Pacific NorthWest LNG and the District of Port Edward, British Columbia, announced today that they have agreed to a 25 year agreement-in-principle in support of infrastructure and services totaling approximately $150 million related to a…
  • Dec 17

    Transco to Construct Lateral to Serve Sabine Pass LNG Terminal

    Transco to Construct Lateral to Serve Sabine Pass LNG Terminal
    Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line Co., LLC (Transco) filed an application with FERC to construct a seven mile 36-inch pipeline to provide 1,200,000 Dth/day of incremental firm transportation capacity from the Station 65 Zone 3 Pool in St. Helena…
  • Dec 15

    FERC Pushes Back Environmental Review of the Aguirre Offshore GasPort Project

    FERC Pushes Back Environmental Review of the Aguirre Offshore GasPort Project
    FERC released a notice extending the date for the issuance of a final environmental impact statement (FEIS) for the proposed Aguirre Offshore GasPort Project to be located offshore Puerto Rico.  The FEIS will now be released on February…
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Dec 17

    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law

    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law
    George Mason Law Review 18th Annual Antitrust Symposium: Perspectives on Global Competition Law Thursday, February 19, 2015 8:00 AM - 8:45 AM Breakfast Founders Hall Multipurpose Room 8:45 AM - 9:15 AM Opening Keynote Address Founders Hall…
  • Dec 17

    Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Court

    Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Court
    Douglas H. Ginsburg, U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit; George Mason University School of Law examines Bork's 'Legislative Intent' and the Courts. ABSTRACT: Robert H. Bork’s influence upon modern antitrust law is…
  • Dec 17

    Provider Competition and Over-Utilization in Health Care

    Provider Competition and Over-Utilization in Health Care
    Jan Boone, Tilburg University - Center for Economic Research (CentER); Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR); Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA); TILEC and Rudy Douven, CPB Netherlands Bureau for Economic Policy Analysis; CPB…
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Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Yale Prof Defends Harvard Activist Clinic against Gallagher Paper

    Yale Prof Defends Harvard Activist Clinic against Gallagher Paper
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.A Yale University law professor has stepped in to challenge SEC Commissioner Daniel Gallagher’s argument that the Harvard Shareholder Rights…
  • Dec 16

    Staff Grants Relief to Combat Advisers’ Reluctance to Provide Documents to CFP Board

    Staff Grants Relief to Combat Advisers’ Reluctance to Provide Documents to CFP Board
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By John Filar AtwoodThe staff of the SEC’s Division of Trading and Markets has expanded a March 2011 no-action position to help the Certified Financial Planner Board of…
  • Dec 15

    SEC Asks for Chevron Deference to Whistleblower Rule

    SEC Asks for Chevron Deference to Whistleblower Rule
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Anne Sherry, J.D.The SEC has filed another brief asking an appeals court to defer to its rulemaking extending Dodd-Frank’s whistleblower protections to employees who…
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InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Ola Cuba

    Ola Cuba
    For the first time since the Cuban missile crisis the U.S. and Cuba may soon be headed for a warmer relationship.From one dictator to another .........President Barack Obama declared the end of America's 'outdated approach' to Cuba Wednesday,…
  • Dec 17

    Another 1,000 words on the ObamaTax

    Another 1,000 words on the ObamaTax
    Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Dec 16

    Chanukkah 2014/5775

    Chanukkah 2014/5775
    Tonight, we begin the 8-day long celebration of The Festival of Lights, Chanukkah. As everyone knows, this holiday commemorates the time, in ages past, that a candle with but one day's oil burned for over a week.Except, it doesn't and it…
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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
  • Dec 17

    Mississippi and New York Shaken Baby Convictions Tossed

    Mississippi and New York Shaken Baby Convictions Tossed
    Two Shaken-Baby convictions were overturned this week, with judges citing changing medical opinion regarding the controversial diagnosis. On Monday, the Mississippi Supreme Court ordered a new trial for Leevester Brown, who was convicted of…
  • Dec 16

    Barry Scheck Urges California to Adopt Rule on Exculpatory Evidence

    Barry Scheck Urges California to Adopt Rule on Exculpatory Evidence
    Along with Loyola Law Professor Laurie Levenson, Innocence Project co-founder Barry Scheck co-authored a piece for Tuesday's Los Angeles Times, calling for the state of California to adopt a rule on disclosing evidence that could prove a…
  • Dec 15

    Exoneree Gerard Richardson Pushes for Reforms to New Jersey's DNA Testing Law

    Exoneree Gerard Richardson Pushes for Reforms to New Jersey's DNA Testing Law
    Gerard Richardson will soon be celebrating the one-year anniversary of his exoneration. Since being released from prison, Richardson has devoted much time and effort to advocating for reforms designed to address wrongful convictions,…
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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/
  • Dec 17

    Leondra Kruger is Active

    Leondra Kruger is Active
    The DJ reports that nominee Leondra Kruger activated her California Bar membership yesterday. (Here's the page: enjoy now b/c once she's a judge, the page won't provide as much information.) This report comes in the article: "In Unusual Move,…
  • Dec 17

    DJ profiles Iconoclastic Maverick

    DJ profiles Iconoclastic Maverick
    Yes, that would be Judge Kozinski, former Chief of the 9th Circuit 2007-2014 and former Chief of the U.S. Court of Federal Claims 1982-1985. Fresh off his appearances at a Shabbat MCLE and attending the ASCDC judicial reception, yesterday's…
  • Dec 15

    Happy Bill of Rights Day!

    Happy Bill of Rights Day!
    Celebrate the Day with these links: here and here.Today's DJ runs:"A love letter" from retired Justice Grodin outlining why he loves the Court of Appeals' recent opinion (by 1/2's PJ Kline) in People v. Buza."4th District Split on Criteria…
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Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Dec 17

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review

    NWC Reports 2014 Successes in Year End Review
    In a review posted today on the National Whistleblower Center website, the whistleblower protection advocacy group thanked it’s supporters and gave a report of the work it accomplished in 2014. The review thanks the members of the…
  • Dec 17

    The FCA is the Most Effective Law for Protecting Employees from Retaliation

    The FCA is the Most Effective Law for Protecting Employees from Retaliation
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Dec 10

    “Retaliation against Whistleblowers at All-Time High”

    “Retaliation against Whistleblowers at All-Time High”
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
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JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Dec 17

    Pakistan PM lifts death penalty moratorium following deadly attack

    Pakistan PM lifts death penalty moratorium following deadly attack
    [JURIST] Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif [official profile] on Wednesday approved the lifting of Pakistan's moratorium on the death penalty. Sharif's decision [BBC report] was rendered in response to a deadly attack [JURIST report] by…
  • Dec 17

    Obama announces Cuba policy change

    Obama announces Cuba policy change
    US President Barack Obama [official website] on Wednesday announced policy changes [press release; fact sheet] to the US-Cuba relationship. Obama has directed Secretary of State John Kerry [official website] to reestablish diplomatic…
  • Dec 17

    Federal appeals court overturns inmate sex change order

    Federal appeals court overturns inmate sex change order
    [JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit [official website] on Tuesday overturned [opinion, PDF] a lower court ruling that would have granted inmate Michelle Kosilek taxpayer-funded sex-change surgery. The 3-2 decision overruled…
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Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board

    Breaking -- ICE agent found Not Guilty across the board
    Congrats to Silvia Piñera-Vazquez and the Raskins for their across the board Not Guilty verdict for Immigration and Customs Enforcement Agent Juan F. Martinez before Judge Altonaga.
  • Dec 16

    "I’m going to treat her like somebody who is what she is — a common criminal.

    "I’m going to treat her like somebody who is what she is — a common criminal.
    That was Judge Scola after "North Miami Mayor Lucie Tondreau was found guilty by a federal jury Tuesday of using her 'celebrity' as a Haitian-American community leader to lure 'straw buyers' into an $11 million mortgage fraud scheme during …
  • Dec 16

    Calling all Judge Davis clerk

    Calling all Judge Davis clerk
    Judge Davis' family is going to be having a gathering to remember Judge and Mrs. Davis on January 3 from 2-6pm.  If you are an old Judge Davis clerk or are a close friend interested in attending, please email Judge Davis' son, Ned at…
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Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
  • Dec 17

    U.S. Fifth Circuit Rules that Shore-Based Vessel Repair Supervisor is Jones Act Seaman

    U.S. Fifth Circuit Rules that Shore-Based Vessel Repair Supervisor is Jones Act Seaman
    By Dylan Thriffiley Naquin v. Elevating Boats, L.L.C., — F.3d —, 2014 WL 917053, No. 12-31258 (5th Cir. Mar. 10, 2014) (Davis and Milazzo, J.; Jones, J. dissenting) In a decision that will undoubtedly have a lasting impact on…
  • Dec 17

    Fifth Circuit Recognizes Subrogation Lien In Jones Act Case

    Fifth Circuit Recognizes Subrogation Lien In Jones Act Case
    By Amanda Howard In Chenevert v. Travelers Indemnity Co., No. 13-60119 (5th Cir. March 7, 2014), the Fifth Circuit formally recognized that an insurer providing and making voluntary payments to an injured employee under the Longshore and…
  • Dec 10

    Work Related Stress: It Comes With The Job for a Jones Act Seaman

    Work Related Stress: It Comes With The Job for a Jones Act Seaman
    By Daniel B. Stanton In a recent decision, the Eleventh Circuit in Skye v. Maersk Line Limited, Corp., 751 F.3d 1262 (11th Cir. 2014), reveresed a district court ruling awarding damages to a Jones Act seaman for injuries stemming from…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 28