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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/
  • Jun 25

    White House announces series of measures for incarcerated individual

    White House announces series of measures for incarcerated individual
    The White House [official website] announced [press release] on Friday a series of programs aimed at ensuring that former prisoners have better resources to transition back into the community. The administration said that improving education…
  • Jun 25

    Kuwait sues IOC over Olympic ban

    Kuwait sues IOC over Olympic ban
    The government of Kuwait filed [KUNA press release] a lawsuit in Swiss court on Thursday against the International Olympic Committee (IOC) [official website] seeking $1 billion in damages for its suspension of the Kuwaiti Olympic Committee…
  • Jun 25

    Pentagon to announce repeal of ban on transgender service member

    Pentagon to announce repeal of ban on transgender service member
    [JURIST] Department of Defense (DOD) [official website] officials said on Friday that the Pentagon will announce the repeal of its ban on openly transgender service members on July 1. Each branch of the US Armed Forces will be adopting…
Rank this Week: 12

Patentology

Patentology

News and views on patents and innovation, with a focus on Australia and New Zealand.

http://blog.patentology.com.au/
  • Jun 25

    What Will ‘Brexit’ Mean for European Patents?

    What Will ‘Brexit’ Mean for European Patents?
    On Thursday 23 June 2016, around 72% of eligible UK voters turned out and decided, by a narrow margin of 52%-48%, to leave the European Union (EU).This outcome has left the nation deeply divided, along numerous lines.  First, there is a…
  • Jun 18

    Attorneys Should Keep Clients Informed – The One Lesson From a Very Odd Disciplinary Proceeding

    Attorneys Should Keep Clients Informed – The One Lesson From a Very Odd Disciplinary Proceeding
    The Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys Disciplinary Tribunal has issued a decision finding a senior member of the Australian patent attorney profession guilty of ‘unsatisfactory professional conduct’ for failing to inform two…
  • Jun 12

    The Effectiveness of ‘Virtual Marking’ of Patented Products in Australia

    The Effectiveness of ‘Virtual Marking’ of Patented Products in Australia
    In many jurisdictions there are advantages to marking patented products to indicate that they are, in fact, patented.  However, the benefits of marking – or the disadvantages of not doing so – can very greatly from…
Rank this Week: 974

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jun 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 209 It's Too Complicated: The Technological Implications of IP-Based Communications on Content/Non-Content Distinctions and the Third Party Doctrine Steven M. Bellovin, Matt…
  • Jun 25

    "Applying the Fourth Amendment to placing calls from a locked phone to identify its owner"

    "Applying the Fourth Amendment to placing calls from a locked phone to identify its owner"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: This question has come up in the “Gone Girl” kidnapping case currently before Judge Troy Nunley in Sacramento. As I understand the facts from the SacBee story, the defendant,...
  • Jun 24

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"

    "Arkansas Supreme Court upholds lethal injection protocol and secrecy law"
    From Jurist: The Arkansas Supreme Court [official website] upheld [opinion, PDF] a state law Thursday that allows for the type, manufacturers and sellers of drugs used for lethal injections to be kept confidential. This ruling would allow the…
Rank this Week: 82

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Jun 25

    Two Wars Are Racing Toward U

    Two Wars Are Racing Toward U
    Two wars are racing toward us. Each will be global in scale. Each will bring unimaginable waves of suffering and destruction down upon the world’s people. One can be seen approaching now in the lightning of the protests in France, the…
  • Jun 23

    Trump’s Nondisclosure Agreements are Cause for Concern.

    Trump’s Nondisclosure Agreements are Cause for Concern.
    Trump’s nondisclosure agreements are cause for concern. With the recent firing of his campaign manager, Corey Lewandowski, Donald Trump returns to the public’s attention the matter of his notorious employee nondisclosure…
  • Jun 23

    Jimmy John’s Agrees to Drop Noncompete Clauses in Hiring Packet

    Jimmy John’s Agrees to Drop Noncompete Clauses in Hiring Packet
    Jimmy John’s agrees to drop noncompete clauses in hiring packets as part of settlement reached Wednesday with New York authorities. The settlement proceeds another deal reached by the New York attorney general’s office with legal…
Rank this Week: 202

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Two Kinds of Pluralism and the Future of Affirmative Action

    Two Kinds of Pluralism and the Future of Affirmative Action
    Fisher v. Texas II, decided this week in a startling opinion by Justice Kennedy for a 4-3 majority of a short-handed Court, will not end the controversy—or the litigation—over affirmative action in American higher education,…
  • Jun 24

    Brexit, the Populist Moment, and Trust

    Brexit, the Populist Moment, and Trust
    The stunning Brexit vote showed all too clearly a chasm between elite and mass opinion, something that has always fascinated me, at least when it comes to democracies.  How do such splits happen in political systems that have regular and…
  • Jun 24

    The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism

    The Isle of Constitutional Radicalism
    The story told until recent years about the "unwritten" British Constitution was a charming paradox. On the one hand, the lack of a written Constitution there meant that the law could adapt much more easily to crises or changing…
Rank this Week: 171

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Oregon Child’s Death Highlights Window Blind Safety and Recall Issue

    Oregon Child’s Death Highlights Window Blind Safety and Recall Issue
    An account in The Oregonian this week of a bereaved mother suing both a property management company and a window blind manufacturer in the wake of the death of her 3-year-old daughter is drawing attention to yet another preventable household…
  • Jun 17

    Disturbing News About the Takata Airbag Recall

    Disturbing News About the Takata Airbag Recall
    I have written on many occasions about the scandal surrounding the millions of defective airbags manufactured by the Takata Corporation. These “have been linked to at least 13 deaths worldwide and more than 100 injuries,”…
  • Jun 13

    Oregon Truck Crash Kills One

    Oregon Truck Crash Kills One
    An illegal pass attempted by the driver of a semi-truck near Burns last week left the driver of an oncoming car dead and her passenger hospitalized in critical condition, according to The Oregonian. The newspaper writes that the Oregon truck…
Rank this Week: 642

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 25

    Obama Invites 18.7 Million Immigrants to Avoid Oath of Allegiance, Pledge to Defend America - Breitbart

    Obama Invites 18.7 Million Immigrants to Avoid Oath of Allegiance, Pledge to Defend America - Breitbart
    In fact, most Americans will think it extremely odd that the USCIS action with regard to the Oath of Allegiance is not illegal. But the fact is, unelected bureaucrats at the USCIS can change the wording of the Oath without...
  • Jun 25

    Explosive new twist in Idaho sex assault case

    Explosive new twist in Idaho sex assault case
    The Obama-appointed U.S. attorney for Idaho has taken the highly unusual step of intervening in a local criminal case involving an alleged sexual assault by juvenile Muslim migrants and threatened the community and media with federal…
  • Jun 25

    Trump shifts immigration plan: No 'mass deportations' | TheHill

    Trump shifts immigration plan: No 'mass deportations' | TheHill
    Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump Donald TrumpClinton camp blasts Trump over Brexit response: 'He patted himself on the back' Trump shifts immigration plan: No 'mass deportations' Evangelical leader applauds Trump for 'relationship…
Rank this Week: 344

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Jun 25

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License

    Lawyer Falls for Nigerian Scam, Loses His Law License
    Albert Einstein’s quotes are legion, but one of his most pithy is: “Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I’m not sure about the universe.” Along the same line, Judge Judy once remarked…
  • Jun 10

    New York Rabbi Ousted from Synagogue After His Fifth Divorce

    New York Rabbi Ousted from Synagogue After His Fifth Divorce
    In 2007 Newsweek magazine reported that Rabbi Marc Schneier was one of the top 50 Jews in America, renowned for founding the Hampton Synagogue in tony West Hampton Beach and the New York Synagogue in Manhattan. A media darling and interfaith…
  • Jun 9

    Tough Judge Fines Lawyer $4,000 for Being 8 Minutes Late

    Tough Judge Fines Lawyer $4,000 for Being 8 Minutes Late
    A three-day murder trial in Arkansas was aborted this week when defence counsel , Jim Morris, showed up eight minutes late, and failed to telephone the court to advise he was on his way. Judge Bynum Gibson had requested that counsel appear at…
Rank this Week: 717

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.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 126

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    TPPF's Derek Cohen on criminal penalty enhancement

    TPPF's Derek Cohen on criminal penalty enhancement
    Our pal Derek Cohen at the Texas Public Policy Foundation's Center for Effective Justice this week published a new public policy brief this week titled, "Texas' Mandatory Sentencing Enhancements." Grits sat down with Derek on Thursday to talk…
  • Jun 23

    Lying cops, ticket quotas, junk science and Naloxone

    Lying cops, ticket quotas, junk science and Naloxone
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers attention even if I don't have time to blow each of them out into individual posts.Naloxone available in Texas this weekThe Texas Legislature last year approved widespread access to…
  • Jun 23

    Fourth Amendment body blow

    Fourth Amendment body blow
    The Fourth Amendment has suffered some major recent body blows. We've already discussed how the Supreme Court of Texas okayed cops performing illegal searches in pursuit of asset forfeiture seizures. Now the US Supreme Court in a case styled…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 7

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jun 25

    Figi’s recalls snacks because of sunflower seed Listeria concern

    Figi’s recalls snacks because of sunflower seed Listeria concern
    More snack products are under recall because of potential Listeria monocytogenes contamination of sunflower kernels from Ontario-based SunOpta Inc. Figi’s Companies Inc. of Marshfield, WI, is recalling two of its products in a total of…
  • Jun 25

    Possible peanut residue in flour spurs recall of GFS cheesecake

    Possible peanut residue in flour spurs recall of GFS cheesecake
    The Father’s Table is recalling 2,100 cases of cheesecakes sold by Gordon Food Service through retail and food service outlets under the GFS label because Grain Craft flour used in the products may contain undeclared peanut residue.…
  • Jun 25

    Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bar

    Listeria concerns prompt recall of Nature Valley granola bar
    General Mills Inc. has initiated a nationwide recall of four flavors of Nature Valley brand protein and nut bars because of possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes of sunflower kernels provided by SunOpta Inc. “The four…
Rank this Week: 162

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer…

San Diego Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning topics such as conservatorship, guardianship, health care and advanced directive, living trusts, and probate. By Law Office of Scott D. Soady, A Professional Corporation

http://www.sandiegoestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    What Happens if the Beneficiaries Named in My Will Die Before I Do?

    What Happens if the Beneficiaries Named in My Will Die Before I Do?
    When making a last will and testament, you may assume that the beneficiaries you name will outlive you. Of course, that is not always the case. So what happens, for example, if you leave your brother $10,000 in your will and he dies before…
  • Jun 24

    Using Your Bank Account to Avoid Probate

    Using Your Bank Account to Avoid Probate
    Estate planning can seem like an unnecessarily complicated process. But there are ways to simplify matters. After all, the whole point of estate planning is to facilitate the transfer of assets from the deceased person to the chosen…
  • Jun 20

    Should I Require My Executor to Post Bond?

    Should I Require My Executor to Post Bond?
    One issue that comes up when making a will is whether to require your designated personal representative (a/k/a executor) to post a bond. California law requires any personal representative to post bond as a condition of his or her…
Rank this Week: 601

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jun 25

    Five Interview Questions Your Students Should Expect

    Five Interview Questions Your Students Should Expect
    Recently, we interviewed a candidate for a job, and I asked a question that I thought the candidate should have expected. The poor guy froze for almost 30 seconds. At the risk of stating the obvious, students applying for jobs...
  • Jun 25

    ABA Journal: ABA threatened with 1-year suspension of law school accreditation power

    ABA Journal: ABA threatened with 1-year suspension of law school accreditation power
    ABA threatened with 1-year suspension of law school accreditation powers by Stephanie Francis Ward. "A Department of Education panel on Wednesday recommended that the ABA’s accreditation power for new law schools be suspended for one…
  • Jun 24

    University of Texas Affirmative Action Case: Summarie

    University of Texas Affirmative Action Case: Summarie
    As you probably know, the Supreme Court has upheld the part of the university’s admissions program that includes diversity as a factor. Here is National Public Radio’s summary. And here is a longer report from the Washington Post. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 869

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 25

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove

    Judge Richard Posner speaks ill of the dead and social media disapprove
    Posner v. Scalia – The Final Round “I regard the posthumous encomia for Scalia as absurd” https://t.co/SIJlR3yYO3 — Josh Blackman (@JoshMBlackman) June 25, 2016 Wasn't even most offensive thing he... [[ This is a…
  • Jun 24

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting

    Shareholder rights activists rethinking one share one vote: Implementing time-phased voting
    Peter Clapman (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) and Robert Koppes (former chief investment counsel of TIAA) have an interesting op-ed in today's WSJ. It starts as a victory lap for... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 24

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later

    'Omnicare, Inc.': One Year Later
    Interesting WLF paper on the impact of Omnicare on securities fraud class action. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 101

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jun 25

    Assorted Stupidity #91

    Assorted Stupidity #91
    In this edition: Brexit may have involved Bruninformed voting; an interesting stress reaction; Oklahoma police *may* let you keep your own money; and yet another Facebook-admission case.        Related…
  • Jun 21

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify
    She'd have destroyed them on cross-examination anyway.        Related StoriesSovereign Citizens Also Bothering ScotlandIs It Illegal to Use a Legal Name?Dachshund Racing Declared Illegal in Idaho 
  • Jun 17

    Good Reason to Kill #61: Insisted the Earth Is Flat

    Good Reason to Kill #61: Insisted the Earth Is Flat
    This one's almost understandable.        Related StoriesGood Reason to Kill #60: Looked Exactly Like Shia LaBoeufGood Reason to Kill #59: Objected to BagpipesGood Reason to Kill #58: Star Wars…
Rank this Week: 316

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

New York Elder Law Attorney Blog

By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkelderlawattorneyblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Two Wills, Two Different Countrie

    Two Wills, Two Different Countrie
    International Will Issues As our world continues to grow and technology allows us to move places once never thought imagined, many individuals have the opportunity to live abroad throughout the course of their lives. After spending time in a…
  • Jun 20

    What To Do When There are Multiple Wills Written: Which Takes Precedence?

    What To Do When There are Multiple Wills Written: Which Takes Precedence?
    Over the course of your life, you go through many stages. For some people that includes moving to and from different states, entering or dissolving a marriage, having children, losing loved ones, and having significant changes in income. As…
  • Jun 16

    Elders Right to Live in the Community

    Elders Right to Live in the Community
    In 1999, the United States Supreme Court ruled in Olmstead v. L.C. that, consistent with the Americans with Disabilities Act, individuals with mental disabilities have a right to live within their community as opposed to an institution, if…
Rank this Week: 1000

New York Asbestos Defense…

New York Asbestos Defense Litigation

Covers the current state of asbestos defense litigation in New York State, with resources for the insured and self-insured defendant, as well as defense counsel. By Eric C. Genau.

http://asbestoslitigation.typepad.com/newyork/
  • Jun 25

    Roller Skates Guide

    Roller Skates Guide
    Roller Skates. Guide. In this article I would like to talk a little about roller skating. I think it is not necessary to explain what a roller-skating, so I begin to describe myself. First you need to determine their Classification: Dimension…
  • Jun 20

    LinkedIn

    LinkedIn
    It important is to understand what their goals and objectives in social media and how they relate with your company's objectives in general. Keep them specific, measurable, achievable, realistic / relevant and timely (smart objectives). Tom…
  • Mar 30

    National Institute

    National Institute
    According to the accredited agency transparency international ranks Venezuela as one of the most corrupt countries in the world, surpassing the occurred far in the democratic era. The sustainable human development (DHS), according to the…
Rank this Week: 252

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jun 25

    Dude, where's my ABA?

    Dude, where's my ABA?
    From a comment I made on line yesterday but I thought important enough to put here. Both the American Bar Association and its journal have been a big disappointment. I was once proud of my membership. My law firm once...
  • Jun 24

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Old Blighty voted yesterday to leave the EU. About 52 to 48% spread with 72% of population voting. Scotland and London voted to stay. Wales and northern England voted to leave. My take? Britain is unforgivably selfish for rejecting (1)...
  • Jun 22

    Anyone want to share a foxhole with Speaker Ryan?

    Anyone want to share a foxhole with Speaker Ryan?
    Anyone want to share a foxhole with Speaker Ryan? I just read that Paul Ryan will not raise money for Donald Trump. I'm not voting for Trump. Even though I like him a lot. But can you believe the Smallness...
Rank this Week: 312

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jun 25

    More on Civil Remedies for Police Transgression

    More on Civil Remedies for Police Transgression
    Kent has a thoughtful post about Judge Jon Newman's suggestions to broaden the means to hold police accountable for infringing the constitutional rights of citizens.  I would add for the moment only four brief points which, together,…
  • Jun 24

    Civil Remedies for Police Transgression

    Civil Remedies for Police Transgression
    Senior Circuit Judge Jon Newman of USCA2 has this op-ed in the WaPo, proposing expanded civil remedies for police misconduct.  It is an important subject and worthy of serious consideration, but I think Judge Newman's article may mislead…
  • Jun 24

    The Silence of the Civil Liberties Lamb

    The Silence of the Civil Liberties Lamb
    When there is an acquittal in a high-profile prosecution  --  particularly a prosecution that reeks of political opportunism and racial edginess  --  the civil liberties and criminal defense bars often whoop it up.There…
Rank this Week: 160

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
Rank this Week: 155

Death Care Law Blog

Death Care Law Blog

Covers laws relating to pre-need and death care compliance, serving banks, funeral homes, crematories, and cemetaries. By William Stalter.

http://www.deathcarelaw.com/
  • Jun 25

    Surprise Fees? Not if You Read the Contract

    Surprise Fees? Not if You Read the Contract
    A local Kansas City television station recently ran a story about a consumer’s complaint that his preneed contract did not cover “surprise fees”.   The consumer had purchased the preneed contract from a Kansas City…
  • Jun 21

    Missouri’s June 30th Rules Committee Meeting: Time to Take the Lead

    Missouri’s June 30th Rules Committee Meeting: Time to Take the Lead
    In our January 3rd Post, we described the process (or lack of process) between the State Board of Embalmers and Funeral Directors and the Division staff for establishing the examination procedures that would be applied to preneed sellers for…
  • Jun 12

    Installment Payments and Preneed: At the cost of the seller

    Installment Payments and Preneed: At the cost of the seller
    A preneed client recently complained about preneed shortfalls they were experiencing on trust funded contracts.  We went back to our 2014 blog post (The Factors Contributing to Preneed Shortfalls: Investment Return and Operator’s…
Rank this Week: 514

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

Covers knowledge management, internet marketing and library sciences. By Greg Lambert, Lisa Salazar and Toby Brown.

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    I wrote a book. I hope you like it.

    I wrote a book. I hope you like it.
    I am the primary author of Unless You Ask: A Guide For Law Departments to Get More From External Relationships, written and published in partnership with the External Resources Interest Group of the ACC Legal Ops Section. The book was…
  • Jun 22

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016

    Five Years Ago, We Said Law Firms Would Stop Using These By 2016
    Image [cc] Elad Rahmin Nearly five years ago, we did an Elephant Post asking our readers what they think Law Firms would stop using by the Fall of 2016. We thought it would be interesting to review those predictions and see how well we…
  • Jun 20

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...

    The Robots Lawyers Have Arrived...
    This post originally appeared on the HighQ Blog.   Last week, at the HighQ Forum in London, our new robot overlords displayed their mighty powers and declared that all human lawyers should line up and await their turn at the…
Rank this Week: 585

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/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 14

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    The Social Security Financial Report: An Insight Into the Future

    The Social Security Financial Report: An Insight Into the Future
    Change is coming to the Social Security Disability program based upon the The 2016 Trustees Report that was published this week. It projects that the future finances of the Social Security Disability Trust Fund will require additional funding…
  • Jun 21

    Union City NJ contractor allowed dangerous hazards that led to worker's fatal fall

    Union City NJ contractor allowed dangerous hazards that led to worker's fatal fall
    Union City contractor allowed dangerous hazards that ledto worker's fatal fall while removing siding at Bayonne homeEmployer name: Bolivar Enterprises LLC, 902 Central Ave., Union City, New JerseyCitations issued: On June 3, 2016,…
  • Jun 21

    Union City NJ contractor allowed dangerous hazards that led to worker's fatal fall

    Union City NJ contractor allowed dangerous hazards that led to worker's fatal fall
    Union City contractor allowed dangerous hazards that ledto worker's fatal fall while removing siding at Bayonne homeEmployer name: Bolivar Enterprises LLC, 902 Central Ave., Union City, New JerseyCitations issued: On June 3, 2016,…
Rank this Week: 280

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 8

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Job Opening: Associate Professor of International History (Graduate Institute)

    Job Opening: Associate Professor of International History (Graduate Institute)
    The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies is seeking applicants for the position of Associate Professor of International History. The advertisement is here.
  • Jun 25

    Schill & Djanic: International Investment Law and Community Interest

    Schill & Djanic: International Investment Law and Community Interest
    Stephan W. Schill (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) & Vladislav Djanic (Univ. of Amsterdam - Law) have posted International Investment Law and Community Interests. Here's the abstract: In contemporary discourse, international investment law…
  • Jun 24

    Contesse: Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System

    Contesse: Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System
    Jorge Contesse (Rutgers Univ., Newark - Law) has posted Contestation and Deference in the Inter-American Human Rights System (Law & Contemporary Problems, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This Article discusses the inter-American human…
Rank this Week: 40

Criminal Jurisdiction

Criminal Jurisdiction

Covers Texas criminal law topics, including drug crimes, sexual assault, and the death penalty. By John Floyd and Mr. Billy Sinclair.

http://www.johntfloyd.com/blog
  • Jun 25

    DWI Defendant Stripped of New Trial Because Defense Failed to Obtain Ruling, Preserve Error

    DWI Defendant Stripped of New Trial Because Defense Failed to Obtain Ruling, Preserve Error
    A criminal trial can sometimes be a confusing process in which important issues can be left unattended when procedural arguments become convoluted. This was recently illustrated in a DWI case, Smith v. State, decided by the Texas Court…
  • Jun 24

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct

    Williamson County Just Can’t Get Enough Prosecutorial Misconduct
    Some diseases are incurable. People recognize that harsh reality.   The Williamson County District Attorney’s Office is apparently suffering from a potentially incurable affliction: prosecutorial misconduct. Its symptoms are…
  • Jun 23

    The Problem with the Government’s No-Fly List and Due Proce

    The Problem with the Government’s No-Fly List and Due Proce
    The things some politicians say often defy logic and everyday common sense. That has certainly been the case in comments some politicians, especially Republican conservatives, have made in the wake of the horrific Orlando massacre and the…
Rank this Week: 230

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Common Misunderstood Legal Term

    Common Misunderstood Legal Term
    Most people believe that attorneys use “complicated” language, or what some refer to as legalese.  While the legal terms used in the everyday life of a lawyer are well understood (for the most part) by other attorneys, those…
  • Jun 25

    Michigan Bar Association

    Michigan Bar Association
    In the state of Michigan there are countless local bar associations, including the Grand Rapids Bar Association, Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association, Oakland and Ingham County Bar Associations, and even “special purpose” bars…
  • Jun 22

    Crime – On the Rise in the Heat of Summer, Tips to Stay Safe

    Crime – On the Rise in the Heat of Summer, Tips to Stay Safe
    Summer is officially underway, and in Laurel, MS authorities have already warned residents of the increase in crime rates over summer months.  Local police say crime begins to rise along with the temperatures, and that it happens every…
Rank this Week: 636

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jun 25

    Explaining misprision

    Explaining misprision
    There has been speculation about whether the wife of the Orlando shooter, who according to reports may have accompanied him on visits to at least one gun store and known that he was meditating violence, might be charged with an offense.…
  • Jun 24

    “Not to Be Used as a Battle Device”

    “Not to Be Used as a Battle Device”
    Found on a Star Wars light saber toy, “For Accessory Use Only. Not to Be Used as a Battle Device,” and more finalists from the latest Wacky Warning Labels contest. [Bob Dorigo Jones, John Stossel] Tags: John Stossel, wacky…
  • Jun 23

    Fog in Channel, Continent cut off

    Fog in Channel, Continent cut off
    Britain has voted Leave in its European Union referendum. The Euro cause, though strong in London and environs, Scotland, Northern Ireland, and university towns, failed to carry substantial cities like Birmingham and Sheffield and was…
Rank this Week: 18

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Jun 25

    Levin & Perconti Represent Estate of Man Who Died From Nursing Home Neglect

    Levin & Perconti Represent Estate of Man Who Died From Nursing Home Neglect
    Nursing homes should be safe places where our loved ones can live peacefully and securely. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. The resident of a local nursing home died after suffering injuries that were allegedly due to neglectful…
  • Jun 22

    Defective Depuy Hip Implant Prompts Lawsuit

    Defective Depuy Hip Implant Prompts Lawsuit
    Hip surgery is a somewhat common surgery for many older individuals. Weakened or brittle bones may fracture in a fall or could simply deteriorate. Often, doctors recommend hip implant surgery to correct the problem and relieve pain. Depuy…
  • Jun 20

    Back to the Basics - How Safe Are Nursing Homes?

    Back to the Basics - How Safe Are Nursing Homes?
    Nursing homes are supposed to be safe places where our elderly loved ones receive the care they need as they get older. Most people consider nursing homes as more secure than having loved ones live on their own or with relatives. Yet, this is…
Rank this Week: 247

Beyond Structured Settlements

Beyond Structured Settlements

Covers 468B settlement funds, factoring, medicare set-aside arrangements, settlement planning, special needs trusts and structured settlements. By Patrick Hindert.

http://s2kmblog.typepad.com/rethinking_structured_set/
  • Jun 25

    PFAC 2016 Annual Conference

    PFAC 2016 Annual Conference
    Fiduciary standards, as they relate to product suitability specifically, and to business practices generally, can be expected to become more significant factors in product sales for the traditional structured settlement market as it continues…
  • May 18

    S2P2J Release 59

    S2P2J Release 59
    Despite historically low interest rates and negative PR (most recently this Washington Post Editorial) resulting from the unconscionable business practices of some secondary market companies, the primary structured settlement market continues…
  • Apr 16

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference

    NSSTA 2016 Annual Conference
    Len Blonder is a structured settlement pioneer now beginning an unprecedented third term as President of the National Structured Settlement Trade Association (NSSTA). It may seem counterintuitive, therefore, or perhaps wishful thinking, but…
Rank this Week: 267

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    One journey over, the quest continue

    One journey over, the quest continue
    Commentary So much of the rhythm of my life, and that of my family, has been dictated for more than a half-century by the Supreme Court’s calendar.  And so it is with the completion this coming week of the Court’s most recent…
  • Jun 25

    Opinion analysis: Dollar General, the Court’s longest pending case of the 2015 Term is a four-four per curiam opinion

    Opinion analysis: Dollar General, the Court’s longest pending case of the 2015 Term is a four-four per curiam opinion
    Court watchers and lawyers from many walks of life waited many weeks for the Court’s decision in Dollar General Stores v. Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians. When the Justices took the bench this last Thursday it was the longest…
  • Jun 25

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday, we expect orders from the June 23 Conference at 9:30 a.m. and, at 10 a.m., opinions in the Term’s three remaining argued cases: McDonnell v. United States, Voisine v. United States, and Whole Woman’s…
Rank this Week: 10

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

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

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Thematic Focus: General

    Thematic Focus: General
    Annual Report on Human Rights and Democracy in the World in 2015 (European Council, June 2016) [text]Expat, Migrant, Refugee: How Do We Talk about People Who Leave Their Home Country? (Oxford Dictionaries, June 2016) [text]Forced Migration:…
  • Jun 24

    New ETDs/Student Papers - Pt. 4

    New ETDs/Student Papers - Pt. 4
    'Freedom from seizure' : Law and Asylum in Conflict, Dissertation (Birkbeck, University of London, 2016) [text]Gender-related Persecution of Refugee Women: A Feminist Analysis of the Persecution Grounds of the Refugee Definition, Thesis (Lund…
  • Jun 24

    New ETDs/Student Papers - Pt. 3

    New ETDs/Student Papers - Pt. 3
    Exploring Predictors of Canadian Attitudes Toward Syrian Refugees and How They Should be Helped, Undergraduate honors thesis (King’s University College at Western University, April 2016) [text]Homes of Our Own: A Qualitative Journey of…
Rank this Week: 598

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law…

The Massachusetts Real Estate Law Blog

Features news, commentary and musing about Massachusetts real estate law and litigation. By Richard D. Vetstein.

http://massrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Jun 25

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery

    Nine Months After TRID: Full Term Delivery
    This past week, I was honored to give a panel discussion on life after TRID (Truth in Lending Integrated Disclosure Rules) at the Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference sponsored by the Warren Group. After my panel, Jim Morrison of Banker…
  • Jun 10

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23

    50% Discount Off Massachusetts Mid-Year Mortgage Conference on June 23
    On June 23, the Warren Group will host its widely attended Midyear Mortgage Update & Conference at the Verve Hotel in Natick, MA. The Midyear Update, for the mortgage and real estate industry, recaps the first 6 months of 2016, in…
  • May 8

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule

    OMG! Text Messages May Form Binding Real Estate Contract, Land Court Rule
    Text Messages Enforceable As Written Contract, Court Rules With the proliferation of email and texts as the primary method of communications in real estate negotiations, it was just a matter of time before Massachusetts courts were faced with…
Rank this Week: 415

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 241

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Illinois Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.illinoisinjurylawyerblog.net/
  • Jun 25

    Court Dismisses Case After Failure to Pay Filing Fee Within Statute of Limitation

    Court Dismisses Case After Failure to Pay Filing Fee Within Statute of Limitation
    In a recent case, a woman filed a complaint against CVS for negligence and wantonness. The injury occurred on September 2, 2013 after the woman fell on an unknown substance in a retail store. She filed the claim on August 26, 2015. When she…
  • Jun 23

    Nurse Escapes Liability Due to Sovereign Immunity

    Nurse Escapes Liability Due to Sovereign Immunity
    We all depend on medical professionals to take care of us while we are in the hospital. However, what we may not realize is that some hospitals can escape liability just because the hospital is operated by the state. In a recent case, a man…
  • Jun 21

    Student Hit While Crossing the Street to Board School Bus Entitled to Benefits Under Bus’ Insurance

    Student Hit While Crossing the Street to Board School Bus Entitled to Benefits Under Bus’ Insurance
    School bus drivers’ duties may be considered to start and end with children getting on and off the bus. But school bus drivers may also be responsible for making sure that students safely cross the street when entering or exiting the…
Rank this Week: 623

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Jun 25

    Worth the Read on military prosecutor

    Worth the Read on military prosecutor
    A friend brought to my attention this little item for our weekend reading. NOTES: PROSECUTORIAL POWER AND THE LEGITIMACY OF THE MILITARY JUSTICE SYSTEM. 123 HARVARD L. REV. 937 (2010). Is the concluding paragraph correct? Continue…
  • Jun 20

    Yes, Denedo, there really are collateral consequence

    Yes, Denedo, there really are collateral consequence
    Since Denedo, and definitely since Padilla, military defense counsel must tell a client about the potential for deportation. A former U.S. Marine from Jamaica who was convicted by special court-martial of having sex with a girl younger than…
  • Jun 20

    JPP on, on, on

    JPP on, on, on
    The Department of Defense (DoD) is publishing this notice to announce that it is renewing the charter for the Judicial Proceedings Since Fiscal Year 2012 Amendments Panel (“the Panel”).
Rank this Week: 254

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jun 25

    Best Week, Worst Week: Inner Harbor gets a boost; payroll glitch embarrasses state government

    Best Week, Worst Week: Inner Harbor gets a boost; payroll glitch embarrasses state government
    Inner Harbor buisnesses are having a good week with the announcement of the Express BusLink system while the state Department of Budget and Management found out it uncovered a costly issue of shortchanging state employees’ paychecks.…
  • Jun 24

    Helene Raynaud | Guidewell Financial Solution

    Helene Raynaud | Guidewell Financial Solution
    Guidewell Financial Solutions President and CEO Helene Raynaud recently received a 2016 Brava Award, which recognizes high-impact female business leaders who combine an entrepreneurial spirit with a passion for giving back to the…
  • Jun 24

    Melissa Lockwood | Long & Foster

    Melissa Lockwood | Long & Foster
    Melissa Lockwood, a sales associate with the Perry Hall office of Long & Foster Real Estate, has earned the Accredited Buyer’s Representative designation. Awarded by the Real Estate Buyer’s Agent Council, an affiliate of the…
Rank this Week: 129

The Landlord Law Blog

The Landlord Law Blog

Covers residential landlord and tenant law in the UK.

http://landlordlaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 25

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 June

    Landlord Law Blog Roundup from 20 June
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Brexit.  Well, the people have spoken, and I for one feel profoundly depressed about it. I have been reading this website which makes it clear the amount of re-negotiation that will need to be done.…
  • Jun 24

    How do the new section 21 time limits apply for this tenant?

    How do the new section 21 time limits apply for this tenant?
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: Here is a question to the blog clinic ‘fast track’ from Sean (not his real name) who is a tenant I have lived in my current rented property for a number of years. An original 12 month contract…
  • Jun 23

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #256

    Ben Reeve Lewis Friday Newsround #256
    A post from The Landlord Law Blog: [Ben Reeve Lewis is is glad the referendum is over…) At last….peace reigneth…. I’m writing this pre the referendum results so I have no idea what happened yesterday but…
Rank this Week: 174

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jun 25

    Whither Audit Opinion

    Whither Audit Opinion
    Section 11 imposes liability for false statements in registration statements. See 15 U.S.C. §77k. Section 11 is distinctive in that the plaintiffs do not have to show fault on the part of any defendants - a sharp contrast with Section...
  • Jun 24

    Poverty Inc. Discussion at NYU

    Poverty Inc. Discussion at NYU
    Last fall, I posted some thoughts on the film Poverty Inc., which looked at the impact of foreign aid and business giving through programs like TOMS Shoes' One for One initiative. Recently, I came across this discussion on Poverty Inc....
  • Jun 23

    The Cuba Conundrum: Corporate Governance and Compliance Challenges for U.S. Publicly-Traded Companie

    The Cuba Conundrum: Corporate Governance and Compliance Challenges for U.S. Publicly-Traded Companie
    My latest article on Cuba and the US is out. Here I explore corporate governance and compliance issues for US companies. In May, I made my third trip to Cuba in a year to do further research on rule of...
Rank this Week: 290

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

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

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jun 24

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride
    By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. It is a space of dissidence and celebration. It represents for many the only…
  • Jun 20

    It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!

    It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!
    Women refugees have been intimidated, leered at, and targeted by smugglers, uniformed guards, and fellow refugees along their arduous journey.
  • Jun 20

    The Former Refugee Who Rescued His Own Family on a Greek beach

    The Former Refugee Who Rescued His Own Family on a Greek beach
    On World Refugee Day, we talk to Ghias Aljundi, who fled to the UK from Syria 18 years ago. He is one of thousands volunteering to help refugees arriving in Greece since last year. But he’d never expected that one day he’d rescue…
Rank this Week: 22

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Jun 24

    Passenger Overboard from Spirit of Tasmania

    Passenger Overboard from Spirit of Tasmania
    An Australian newspaper reports that a passenger aboard the Spirit of Tasmania ferry, traveling from Melbourne to Tasmania, went overboard last night when the ship was a little over 40 miles south-east of Victoria's Port Phillip…
  • Jun 24

    Shake-Down Port: Nassau's Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Passenger for Pot

    Shake-Down Port: Nassau's Tourism Police Arrest U.S. Cruise Passenger for Pot
    The Bahamas Weekly reported that two U.S. cruise passengers were arrested at the port in Nassau for possession of marijuana on Wednesday. The Bahamian newspaper reported:  "Two adult American females from North Carolina are in custody…
  • Jun 23

    Four Cruise Passengers Busted for Cocaine Smuggling

    Four Cruise Passengers Busted for Cocaine Smuggling
    WFTV-9 (ABC) reports that four women were arrested on charges of smuggling cocaine weighing a little over 6.5 kilograms at Port Canaveral last month after taking a cruise on Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas.   The local ABC…
Rank this Week: 620