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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 1

    First Year Feedback And Law Student Performance

    First Year Feedback And Law Student Performance
    Daniel Schwarcz and Dion Farganis, both of University of Minnesota Law School, have posted a new article to SSRN that will interest many Lounge readers, The Impact of Individualized Feedback on Law Student Performance Here’s the abstract:…
  • Apr 30

    Professor Traum Nominated to District of Neveda

    Professor Traum Nominated to District of Neveda
    Congratulations to UNLV professor Anne Rachel Traum, who has just been nominated to the United States District Court for the District of Nevada. Cribbing now from the White House's press release: Anne Rachel Traum is a Professor of Law at...
  • Apr 30

    Donald Trump's First Citation in a Law Review

    Donald Trump's First Citation in a Law Review
    Cassandra Roberston's post over at prawfs about the law school discussion issues that Donald Trump inspires reminds me: I've been meaning to post something about his citations in law reviews. For starters, if he were a law professor he'd…
Rank this Week: 57

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 1

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit
    Account of profits in trade mark infringement and passing off cases? The IPKat is delighted to host a guest contribution by Simon Chapman (Lewis Silkin) on this very topic and on a case (Jack Wills v House of Fraser) in which he and…
  • Apr 29

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016
    Transition period of s.52 expedited The repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) has been expedited due to the outcome of a government consultation. s.52 stipulates the term for artistic works which have been…
  • Apr 29

    Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?

    Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?
    Adjusting the camera not to include any copyright materialGame of Thrones? House of Cards? Forget them.The battle around what until recently was an area of copyright not many cared knew about, ie freedom of panorama, has now become one of the…
Rank this Week: 70

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 30

    Events and Announcements: May 1, 2106

    Events and Announcements: May 1, 2106
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Event The University of Sheffield School of Law Annual James Muiruri International Law Lecture will be held on Wednesday 11 May at 6pm. Prof Guy S. Goodwin-Gill, University of Oxford, will speak on…
  • Apr 25

    Anchugov and Gladkov is not Enforceable: the Russian Constitutional Court Opines in its First ECtHR Implementation Case

    Anchugov and Gladkov is not Enforceable: the Russian Constitutional Court Opines in its First ECtHR Implementation Case
    by Marina Aksenova by Marina Aksenova [Marina Aksenova is a Post-doc at the Centre of Excellence for International Courts, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen. You can reach her at: Marina [dot] aksenova [at] jur [dot] ku [dot] dk.]…
  • Apr 25

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 25, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, April 25, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Zambia’s government is trying to send hundreds of refugees back to camps…
Rank this Week: 106

Software Intellectual Property…

Software Intellectual Property Report

Covers the places where software intersects the law of intellectual property. By Charles A. Bieneman.

http://swipreport.com/
  • Apr 30

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium

    Lessons from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium
    The USPTO is working in a number of ways to emphasize clarity in patent prosecution.  That is the clear theme emerging from the USPTO’s Patent Quality Symposium, which I attended in Alexandria on April 27, 2016.  In listening…
  • Apr 29

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine

    Cert. Denied in Google Books Copyright Case: Big Win for Fair Use Doctrine
    The U.S. Supreme Court recently denied review of the Second Circuit decision in The Authors Guild et al. v. Google Inc., 804 F.3d 202 (2d Cir. 2015), finalizing a decision allowing Google to continue its mass digitization projects as fair…
  • Apr 27

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit

    Haircuts Are Not Patent-Eligible, Says Federal Circuit
    Claims in a patent application that were directed to a method of hair-cutting are not patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101, the Federal Circuit has held.  In re Brown, No. 2015-1852 (Fed. Cir. April 22, 2016) (per curiam). …
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Issue: Questions of International Law

    New Issue: Questions of International Law
    The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 27, 2016) is out. Contents include:Old rules for new problems? Assessing Roscini’s take on the cyberspace between jus ad bellum and jus in…
  • Apr 29

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
    The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added two lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Alex Oude Elferink on “International Law and Negotiated and Adjudicated…
  • Apr 29

    New Issue: International Organizations Law Review

    New Issue: International Organizations Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Organizations Law Review (Vol. 12, no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: International Organizations and Member State Responsibility – Critical PerspectivesAna Sofia Barros; Cedric…
Rank this Week: 24

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    ATTEND THE GRACIE BOOK CLUB

    ATTEND THE GRACIE BOOK CLUB
    Gracie Mansion Conservancy Launches Ticket Giveaway for First Gracie Book Club Discussion on May 17th NEW YORK—The Gracie Mansion Conservancy has launched the ticket giveaway for the first discussion of the new Gracie Book…
  • Apr 30

    DON'T LET THE BIRTHDAY BOY DOWN

    DON'T LET THE BIRTHDAY BOY DOWN
    It's that time of year again! We're getting ready for Ruben's Birthday! Will you help us celebrate? We're throwing this year's Birthday Bash at the beautiful Split Rock Golf Course in The Bronx. You won't want to miss it! What: Borough…
  • Apr 30

    IN MEMORIAM: BOB SACK

    IN MEMORIAM: BOB SACK
    We are sorry to share the news of the passing of Bob Sack, of Salenger Sack Kimmel & Bavaro. The funeral will take place on Sunday, May 1st at 11:00 a.m. at Gutterman’s, located at 8000 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury, NY 11797. Bob…
Rank this Week: 6

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 30

    Lamb and Quinoa Pilaf with Château Gruaud-Larose (St. Julien) 2004

    Lamb and Quinoa Pilaf with Château Gruaud-Larose (St. Julien) 2004
    Let's start with the pilaf (serves 4): 1 lb ground lamb ½ red onion diced 6 ounces finely chopped cremini mushrooms 1 tablespoon tomato paste 3-4 garlic cloves, minced ½ tablespoon grated ginger ½... [[ This is a content…
  • Apr 29

    Foxen Steel Cut - Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley) 2012

    Foxen Steel Cut - Bien Nacido Vineyard Chardonnay (Santa Maria Valley) 2012
    We're watching the second day of the NFL draft. For dinner tonight I made grilled chicken breasts with an arugula/fennel salad out of the new Paleo Perfected cookbook. Primo. I've been cooking out of... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 28

    Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2003

    Pine Ridge Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2003
    We had steak and potatoes for dinner tonight while watching the NFL draft (lots of tweets about that). The Pine Ridge was a great match. I suspect that this wine is at the tail end of its prime... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 99

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Apr 30

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2016: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing seminar on May 10-12, 2016 in Chicago, IL, on June 15-17, 2016 in New York, NY, and on July…
  • Apr 30

    Webinar on Patent Owner Preliminary Response

    Webinar on Patent Owner Preliminary Response
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions" on May 4, 2016 from 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT). Cory C. Bell, Joshua L. Goldberg, Thomas L. Irving,…
  • Apr 30

    IPO Webinar on Federal Trade Secret Law

    IPO Webinar on Federal Trade Secret Law
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar entitled "Federal Trade Secret Law: Getting It Right Early" on May 5, 2016 from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). Ken Corsello of IBM, Bradford Newman of Paul Hastings, and…
Rank this Week: 60

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 27

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Apr 30

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nancy E. Dowd

    Introducing Guest Blogger Nancy E. Dowd
    I am delighted to welcome Professor Nancy E. Dowd who will be joining us for a guest visit this month.  Professor Dowd holds the David H. Levin Chair in Family Law at the University of Florida, Levin College of Law.  Professor…
  • Apr 30

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 3

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 3
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2016 issue: ARTICLES Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585…
  • Apr 29

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 49:4 (April 2016)

    UC Davis Law Review, Issue 49:4 (April 2016)
    Lecture Information Fiduciaries and the First Amendment Jack M. Balkin Articles The Pendulum Swings: Reconsidering Corporate Criminal Prosecution David M. Uhlmann Predatory Management Buyouts Iman Anabtawi Bankrupt Rivers Rhett Larson &…
Rank this Week: 47

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 30

    Lousiana prisoner freed after serving 41 years unconstitutional sentence

    Lousiana prisoner freed after serving 41 years unconstitutional sentence
    Gary Tyler was released [Guardian report] from Louisiana’s notorious Angola prison on Saturday after serving 41 years of an unconstitutional life sentence for the death of a white high school student resulting from a racially charged…
  • Apr 30

    Puerto Rico government bank strikes deal with credit union

    Puerto Rico government bank strikes deal with credit union
    The Government Development Bank for Puerto Rico (GDB) [official website] announced its agreement [press release, PDF] with various state chartered credit unions in Puerto Rico whereby the maturity date of approximately $33 million of notes…
  • Apr 30

    Thailand jails 8 activists for sedition over Facebook post

    Thailand jails 8 activists for sedition over Facebook post
    Thai police confirmed Saturday that eight people have been charged [Reuters report] with sedition and computer crimes in relation to Facebook posts in opposition of the government. The activists were detained on Wednesday for comments…
Rank this Week: 10

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Apr 30

    Article on Credit Scores and Psychosocial Disability

    Article on Credit Scores and Psychosocial Disability
    Christopher P. Guzelian of Thomas Jefferson, Michael Ashley Stein of Harvard Law School and the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law, and H. S. Akiskal of UC San Diego Department of Psychology have written Credit Scores, Lending, and…
  • Apr 29

    JPMorgan Chase Sending Emails Advertising Jaguar Financing

    JPMorgan Chase Sending Emails Advertising Jaguar Financing
    Bankrate has the story here. Excerpt: It's one thing to see banks marketing financial products they sell, like credit cards. It's another thing altogether to see them trying to sell cars, says Elisabeth Honka, assistant professor of marketing…
  • Apr 29

    Chamber of Commerce to Have Speaker at Next Week's CFPB Arbitration Hearing

    Chamber of Commerce to Have Speaker at Next Week's CFPB Arbitration Hearing
    The CFPB typically invites representatives from various organizations to speak at its field hearings. According to an email report, U.S. Chamber Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness Executive Director Travis Norton will be one of the…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Apr 30

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005
    Texas prisons released 52 percent more prisoners convicted of violent offenses in FY 2014 than in FY 2005, according to the TDCJ annual statistical reports from those years. Comparing the number of people released in those two years we…
  • Apr 28

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform
    Remarkable. Dallas businessman Doug Deason and the Charles Koch Foundation are teaming up to fund a criminal-justice reform center at SMU. Reported the Dallas News (4/26):Tuesday in Dallas, Deason announced that he and his family’s …
  • Apr 28

    TDCJ will face 85th session with new leadership

    TDCJ will face 85th session with new leadership
    Long-time TDCJ executive director Brad Livingston retired recently. Here's the job posting. If you're qualified, go for it.With former TDCJ Chairman Oliver Bell replaced last summer by Dale Wainwright, Rissie Owens gone, and now Livingston…
Rank this Week: 64

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Apr 30

    Why do we give away housing vouchers with a lottery?

    Why do we give away housing vouchers with a lottery?
    This episode of Planet Money provides a surprisingly succinct and detailed introduction to the history of housing policy. Worth a listen!
  • Apr 28

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic

    Clinical Director sought for new UCLA Food Law and Policy Clinic
    From Michael T. Roberts: I am happy to report that thanks to funding we have recently received, the UCLA Resnick Program is launching a Food Law and Policy Clinic during the 2016-17 academic year. The clinic's programmatic mission will be...
  • Apr 28

    140,448 people "like" my new book on Facebook: Really?!

    140,448 people "like" my new book on Facebook: Really?!
    As I blogged about last week, Robin Craig and I have a new book of essays from 12 authors responding to the IPCC and considering the role of law in climate policy generally. It's a great book of essays (selling...
Rank this Week: 515

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 30

    "Why Vague Sentencing Guidelines Violate the Due Process Clause"

    "Why Vague Sentencing Guidelines Violate the Due Process Clause"
    The title of this post is the title of this new article by Kelsey Heilman now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: The United States Sentencing Guidelines are the mandatory starting point and the lodestone for the sentences of...
  • Apr 30

    Emerging news about two new notable gun control and gun safety effort

    Emerging news about two new notable gun control and gun safety effort
    These two recent stories about gun control and gun safety efforts from the folks in California and from the federal government have caught my eye lately: From the west coast here, "Strict state gun-control measure close to making…
  • Apr 30

    Georgia continuing to lead and innovate state sentencing reform with new focus on mass probation

    Georgia continuing to lead and innovate state sentencing reform with new focus on mass probation
    The most astute observers of criminal justice systems realize that tackling mass incarceration will always be an uphill battle if we do not also look closely at the realities of (even more massive) modern probation and other laws and rules...
Rank this Week: 153

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 30

    Everything You Need To Know About The EmDrive Thruster | Digital Trend

    Everything You Need To Know About The EmDrive Thruster | Digital Trend
    See, the EmDrive is a conundrum. First designed in 2001 by aerospace engineer Roger Shawyer, the technology can be summed up as a propellantless propulsion system, meaning the engine doesn’t use fuel to cause a reaction. Removing the…
  • Apr 30

    State police nab serial butt slapper in Dutchess County

    State police nab serial butt slapper in Dutchess County
    A 17-year-old girl reported she was jogging on Bushwick Road in the town of LaGrange at about 3 p.m. April 23 when a man pulled up in a pickup truck, got out and began jogging behind her, police said. The...
  • Apr 30

    U.S. Cheese Inventories Soar to Highest Since 1984 - Bloomberg

    U.S. Cheese Inventories Soar to Highest Since 1984 - Bloomberg
    The reason is the U.S. is sitting on more butter and cheese than it knows what to do with, and the Europeans are to blame. via www.bloomberg.com Too much cheese is not a good thing.
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Apr 30

    Worth the Read

    Worth the Read
    Adam M. Gershowitz, The Post-Riley Search Warrant: Search Protocols and Particularity in Cell Phone Searches, 69 Vand. L. Rev. 585 (2016) Margaret Dodson, Bruton on Balance: Standardizing Redacted Codefendant…
  • Apr 28

    Clemency from the Prez.

    Clemency from the Prez.
    This week, the Combat Clemency Project at the University of Chicago Law School petitioned for a Presidential Pardon on behalf of Corey R. Clagett, a former Army PFC released on March 31, 2016 from the US military prison at Fort Leavenworth,…
  • Apr 17

    Prosecutorial practice

    Prosecutorial practice
    In United States v. Mercier, __ M.J. __, No. 20160318 (C.G. Ct. Crim. App. Mar. 18, 2016) the court denied a Government interlocutory appeal of a military judge’s ruling that found that a specification was improperly referred and…
Rank this Week: 332

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Apr 30

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director

    Supreme Court Clarifies Duties of Delaware Director
    The Delaware Supreme Court has provided clarity about the duties of directors of Delaware corporations who are appointed by particular stockholders. In OptimisCorp v. Waite, Del. Supr., No. 523, 2015 (2016), Delaware’s high court issued…
  • Apr 18

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware

    Supreme Court Raises Threshold to Sue Non-Delaware Corporations in Delaware
     The Delaware Supreme Court decided today, over a dissenting opinion, that a non-Delaware corporation cannot be sued in Delaware, even if it is registered to do business in Delaware, if the basis for the suit against it in Delaware is…
  • Apr 16

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee

    Chancery Rejects Advancement Claim for Fees on Fee
    Generally, a successful claim for advancement of legal fees for a former director or officer entitles the prevailing party to “fees on fees” incurred for obtaining the favorable ruling. A recent ruling from the…
Rank this Week: 289

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

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

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

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Apr 30

    Camouflage Trade Dre

    Camouflage Trade Dre
    CRYE v. DUROWould've liked to see discussion whether there can be protectable trade dress in a camoflage patternhttps://t.co/kF0jDU0gL8 — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 30, 2016
  • Apr 29

    Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Defend Trade Secrets Act
    Useful summary of DTSA:Implementing and Interpreting the Defend Trade Secrets ActPatently-O https://t.co/8n4Q9sUaKv — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 29, 2016 Ex Parte Seizures and the Defend Trade Secrets ActEric GoldmanSSRN…
  • Apr 28

    UDRP complaint denied on first prong:…

    UDRP complaint denied on first prong: Complainant fails to establish secondary meaning in common law markhttps://t.co/tWa0gvpV9j — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 28, 2016 Most expensive domain names of all timeBusiness Insider…
Rank this Week: 184

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 30

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"
    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement" by Susan B. Levin has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Advocates of cognitive enhancement maintain that technological advances would augment autonomy indirectly…
  • Apr 25

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"

    "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Bioethics, Vol. 30, Issue 4 (2016)): "On the Moral Acceptability of Physician‐Assisted Dying for Non‐Autonomous Psychiatric Patients" JUKKA VARELIUS, University of Turku - Department of…
  • Apr 25

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"

    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia"
    "Happiness, Cerebroscopes and Incorrigibility: Prospects for Neuroeudaimonia" by Stephanie M. Hare and Nicole A. Vincent has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Suppose you want to live a happy life. Who should…
Rank this Week: 477

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Well hey, Greil Marcus' Real Life Top Ten…

    Well hey, Greil Marcus' Real Life Top Ten is back! In his Paris Review interview James Thurber relates an anecdote about Harold Ross which I think of every time I read anything by Marcus:I once wrote a piece called “The Beast in the…
  • Apr 28

    Spent last night trying to explain…

    Spent last night trying to explain substantive due process to my class, a task made more difficult by the fact that the concept is essentially incoherent, at least as it has evolved.
  • Apr 27

    Wouldn't you like to know where Dennis…

    Wouldn't you like to know where Dennis Hastert got all that money? He was a high school wrestling coach, and then a congressman-- how'd he make that much dough?
Rank this Week: 195

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 30

    AGs redefine climate dissent as “fraud”

    AGs redefine climate dissent as “fraud”
    I joined guest host Steve Simpson on Blog Talk Radio’s Yaron Brook Show, along with guests Sam Kazman (CEI) and Alex Epstein (“The Moral Case for Fossil Fuels”) to discuss the free speech threat of attorney general climate…
  • Apr 30

    Court strikes down Seattle snoop-in-residents’-garbage law

    Court strikes down Seattle snoop-in-residents’-garbage law
    “A judge has ruled that snooping trash collectors in Seattle cannot simply go through garbage bins without any sort of warrant to determine whether its citizens are putting food in the wrong place. It’s a win for the…
  • Apr 29

    D.C. Circuit: Don’t second-guess DPA

    D.C. Circuit: Don’t second-guess DPA
    Deferred prosecution agreements and their close relatives non-prosecution agreements (DPAs/NPAs) have become a major tool of white-collar prosecution in recent years. Typically, a business defendant in exchange for escape from the costs…
Rank this Week: 31

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Apr 30

    How the Supreme Court is functioning following Scalia’s death

    How the Supreme Court is functioning following Scalia’s death
    People line up to visit the U.S. Supreme Court in Washington March 29, 2016. Photo by Gary Cameron/Reuters WASHINGTON — Two months, 31 arguments and 18 decisions since the death of Justice Antonin Scalia, is the Supreme Court…
  • Apr 27

    News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal

    News Wrap: Supreme Court hears McDonnell corruption appeal
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Good evening. I’m Judy Woodruff. HARI SREENIVASAN: And I’m Hari Sreenivasan. JUDY WOODRUFF: On the “NewsHour”s tonight: Front-runners Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton win…
  • Apr 27

    High Court weighs reach of bribery laws in McDonnell case

    High Court weighs reach of bribery laws in McDonnell case
    File photo of the Supreme Court by Al Drago/CQ Roll Call WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court could place new limits on the reach of federal bribery laws used to prosecute elected officials as it takes up the public corruption case of former…
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IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Proposal for unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher fees?

    Proposal for unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher fees?
    In discussing PatCon6, the writtendescription blog has an interesting discussion about a proposal -- forcing unsuccessful patent applicants to pay higher application fees --:For example, in his paper, "Loser Pays" in Patent Examination, Neel…
  • Apr 29

    Fluorosamine for myelin regeneration?

    Fluorosamine for myelin regeneration?
    See Multiple sclerosis: Drug boosts myelin regeneration in mice raising hope of future treatments for MS **Separately, from blawgsearch on 30 April 2016
  • Apr 29

    Legal decisions must rest on factually accurate information

    Legal decisions must rest on factually accurate information
    One takes note of the post at PatentDocs entitled The Fantastical World of Justice Stephen Breyer As a side comment to the text ["The tragedy, first explored by Stephen Jay Gould in "Carrie Buck's Daughter," The Flamingo's Smile (1985)..." …
Rank this Week: 26

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

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 30

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence
    Russell Gold (Wake Forest) has posted his latest piece, Compensation's Role in Deterrence, on SSRN. Here's the abstract: There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law…
  • Apr 29

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence
    Cathy Sharkey (NYU Law) has posted a new piece on SSRN entitled The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence. Here's the abstract: The BP oil spill litigation and subsequent settlements provide an…
  • Apr 29

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement
    Our own Howie Erichson has posted his latest piece, Aggregation in Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlements, on SSRN. It's a great read for judges and attorneys alike and points out--as the title suggests--provisions in class…
Rank this Week: 568

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Apr 30

    Because — A powerful word in negotiation

    Because — A powerful word in negotiation
    The word because is a powerful tool in negotiations as described by mediator Steve Mehta.   The post Because — A powerful word in negotiations appeared first on The Blog of Steven Mehta.
  • Apr 28

    Avoid Dumping Onto Others as Others Have Dumped Onto You

    Avoid Dumping Onto Others as Others Have Dumped Onto You
    If someone in a position of authority or influence over you has treated you poorly chances are good you won’t retaliate in kind, you’ll find someone else to vent your frustration onto. That only creates more misery for others and…
  • Apr 20

    Empathy is Critical to Successful Negotiation

    Empathy is Critical to Successful Negotiation
    There’s an old saying that goes along the lines of, “if you want to understand a man walk a mile in his shoes”. Parties seeking to negotiate a resolution and avoid further confrontation and litigation should be swapping…
Rank this Week: 463

Written Description

Written Description

Reviews recent scholarship in patent law, intellectual property theory, and innovation. By Christopher Suarez, Sarah Tran, and Tan Mau Wu.

http://writtendescription.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier

    A Trend at Pat Con: Regulating Patents Earlier
    I was thrilled to attend "Pat Con 6" this year at Boston College, thanks to this year's host David Olson, along with Andrew Torrence and David Schwartz.  I noted a trend in several of the papers: many sought, either explicitly or…
  • Apr 28

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO

    Jonathan Masur on Improving Cost-Benefit Analysis at the PTO
    Federal agencies are required to use cost-benefit analysis (CBA) for all "economically significant" regulations—those with an impact of at least $100 million. Given the economic importance of patents, even small procedural changes at…
  • Apr 26

    The AIA Is Not a Taking

    The AIA Is Not a Taking
    I have just published, along with Ben Picozzi, a response to Greg Dolin and Irina Manta's article, Taking Patents. In the response we refute Dolin and Manta's argument that the America Invents Act effectuated a compensable "taking" under the…
Rank this Week: 637

Boston Personal Injury Attorney…

Boston Personal Injury Attorney Blog

Covers car accidents, work injuries and nursing home neglect. By Jeffrey S. Glassman.

http://www.bostonpersonalinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Man Awarded $12.5 Million After MTA Bus Accident

    Man Awarded $12.5 Million After MTA Bus Accident
    Every day, tens of thousands of people ride public transportation in the greater Boston area.  While it is generally safe to ride on the T, accidents do happen, and sometimes they are the fault of the driver or Massachusetts Bay…
  • Apr 26

    New Techniques to Treat Burn Injury Victim

    New Techniques to Treat Burn Injury Victim
    According to a recent article from the National Law Review, there are various new techniques to treat serious burn injuries.  This is very good news as burn injuries are among the most painful type of personal injury a victim can suffer.…
  • Apr 22

    Young Child Injured at Daycare Facility According to Recent Allegation

    Young Child Injured at Daycare Facility According to Recent Allegation
    A recent news feature from ABC News reports that a five-year-old boy was allegedly injured by bullies at a daycare in Tampa, Florida.  Authorities are saying that the boy suffered serious wounds to his face and abdominal region as result…
Rank this Week: 715

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    China Law Questions: Why We Don’t Answer

    China Law Questions: Why We Don’t Answer
    Saw the following comment today and thought it would make sense to respond via this blog post, rather than directly: I never seem to have any luck getting a response on Facebook so I’ll repeat a query here: is it legal to pay the…
  • Apr 29

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXI

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXI
      Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments or phone calls as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we…
  • Apr 28

    DIY China Employment Law. Really?

    DIY China Employment Law. Really?
    Our China lawyers often get appreciative emails from non-lawyers saying our blog has helped them do x, y or z on their own. We love the good vibes, but emails like these are sometimes a bit troubling. At the risk of being blunt, this blog…
Rank this Week: 183

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Apr 30

    Publisher’s Platform: What do Dole, Blue Bell, Bidart and Chipotle have in Common?

    Publisher’s Platform: What do Dole, Blue Bell, Bidart and Chipotle have in Common?
    Yes, they are all under criminal investigation. Over the last week I have been in New York, Dallas, Phoenix, Boise, Fayetteville and San Francisco – and I was supposed to go to Chicago.  I really need to mow my lawn and clean the…
  • Apr 30

    Organic turmeric ginger green tea recalled for Salmonella risk

    Organic turmeric ginger green tea recalled for Salmonella risk
    The Republic of Tea is recalling its Organic Turmeric Ginger Green Tea in response to a possible health risk. The Novato, CA-based company stated April 29, 2016, that it was notified by a supplier of the possibility that one lot of…
  • Apr 29

    Dole salad scandal spurs calls for stronger FDA

    Dole salad scandal spurs calls for stronger FDA
    Reactions have been varied to the news that Dole Food Co. knowingly produced and shipped salads from a contaminated facility, ranging from criticism of the FDA to an admission by Dole’s management that the company is being investigated…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Apr 30

    Gruber on Anti-Rape Culture

    Gruber on Anti-Rape Culture
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Anti-Rape Culture (Kansas Law Review, Vol.64, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay, written for the Kansas Law Review Symposium on Campus Sexual Assault, critically analyzes…
  • Apr 29

    Levitt on Anti-Black State Violence

    Levitt on Anti-Black State Violence
    Jeremy I. Levitt (Florida A&M University College of Law) has posted 'Fuck Your Breath': Black Men and Youth, State Violence, and Human Rights in the 21st Century (Washington University Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 49, 2015) on SSRN.…
  • Apr 29

    SpearIt on Muslim Hip Hop and Mass Incarceration

    SpearIt on Muslim Hip Hop and Mass Incarceration
    SpearIt (Texas Southern University - Thurgood Marshall School of Law) has posted Sonic Jihad — Muslim Hip Hop in the Age of Mass Incarceration (11 Florida Intl. L. Rev. 201 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay examines...
Rank this Week: 65

North Carolina Car Accident…

North Carolina Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents, drunk driving, and injuries to children. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinacaraccidentlawyersblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Moreno v. City of Gering – $575k Accident Verdict Affirmed

    Moreno v. City of Gering – $575k Accident Verdict Affirmed
    In a significant number of car accident lawsuits, testimony from medical experts is required to establish the extent of damages suffered by victims.  The trustworthiness of those witnesses is important, of course, but defendants will…
  • Apr 28

    Johnson v. Montgomery – Club Allowing Workers to Drink Not Liable for DUI Crash

    Johnson v. Montgomery – Club Allowing Workers to Drink Not Liable for DUI Crash
    Could a company that allows its workers to drink alcohol on the clock be held liable for damages if that driver causes a drunk driving accident? Our Charlotte car accident lawyers know there is a strong case to be made in that situation under…
  • Apr 25

    FMCSA: South Carolina Truck Driver Deemed Unsafe After Fatal Hit-and-Run

    FMCSA: South Carolina Truck Driver Deemed Unsafe After Fatal Hit-and-Run
    A commercial driver licensed in South Carolina has been placed out-of-service by the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) following a fatal hit-and-run crash on I-77 in Chester County, S.C. in February. A shutdown…
Rank this Week: 827

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Illinois Medical Malpractice Blog

Covers medical malpractice cases, news and issues with a focus on Illinois. From Levin & Perconti.

http://medicalmalpractice.levinperconti.com/
  • Apr 30

    Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care

    Lawsuit Filed Against Health Care Provider for Negligent Care
    When we or our loved ones are in the hospital we trust that proper care will always be provided. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. A lawsuit was recently filed against a local hospital and doctor alleging that failure to provide…
  • Apr 27

    Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit

    Patient Injured During Surgery Files Lawsuit
    When we enter the hospital for surgery we trust that our doctor will take proper care of us and not cause us further harm. Unfortunately, that is exactly what happened, according to a patient. The man was allegedly harmed because of…
  • Apr 24

    Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Eye Injury During Surgery

    Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed for Eye Injury During Surgery
    A man and his wife have filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice against a hospital and medical team after a mistake during surgery. The man was undergoing a surgical procedure for sleep apnea when the injury occurred. The injury was caused,…
Rank this Week: 179

The Legal Herald

The Legal Herald

Covers injury and accident law. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.legal-herald.com/
Rank this Week: 417

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 311

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    Facebook Crushes Revenue Projections as Mobile Ad Sales Surge

    Facebook Crushes Revenue Projections as Mobile Ad Sales Surge
    Facebook's quarterly revenue rose more than 50 percent, beating Wall Street expectations as its wildly popular mobile app and a push into live video lured new advertisers and encouraged existing ones to boost spending.The company's shares…
  • Apr 30

    FINRA Reports on Effective Practices for Digital Investment Advice

    FINRA Reports on Effective Practices for Digital Investment Advice
    FINRA has issued a press release stating that financial services "firms' offerings of digital investment advice need sound governance and supervision, including effective means of overseeing suitability of recommendations, conflicts of…
  • Apr 29

    SEC: Accounting Firm, Partner Conducted Deficient Surprise Exam

    SEC: Accounting Firm, Partner Conducted Deficient Surprise Exam
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that an accounting firm and one of its partners who conducted surprise examinations of client assets at an investment adviser have agreed to settle charges that they performed…
Rank this Week: 531

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Apr 30

    Captain Kirk v. IqbalStar Date 93795.09…

    Captain Kirk v. IqbalStar Date 93795.09 (thanks to star date calculator here): Today, paramount Pictures filed an amended complaint (here) against Axanar Productions in a copyright infringement suit in the U.S. District Court for the Central…
  • Mar 10

    A party who represents herself... You know the rest...

    A party who represents herself... You know the rest...
    I'm reading a case about a pro se plaintiff who was sanctioned for her behavior at trial. The case is somewhat interesting and may stand for the proposition that a party can be liable for the opposing party's legal fees based upon his or her…
  • Feb 12

    $2,000 per hour?

    $2,000 per hour?
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers spread between 18 offices worldwide. Ted Olson is one of their managing partners. Mr. Olson is widely regarded as one of the best lawyers in the country, if not…
Rank this Week: 651

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/
  • Apr 30

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder
    An unsettling development occurring on the Disney Wonder cruise ship was brought to our attention this morning.  There has been an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) which exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
  • Apr 29

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral
    The Fred Olsen Balmoral cruise ship has docked in Norfolk amidst what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is saying is a norovirus outbreak which has inflicted diarrhea and vomiting symptoms on 153 of 917 (16.68%)…
  • Apr 27

    Two Cruise Passengers Missing in Jamaica

    Two Cruise Passengers Missing in Jamaica
    The Jamaica Observer reported today that the police in Jamaica are seeking the public's assistance in locating two cruise ship passengers who went missing yesterday. The newspaper identified U.S. citizens, 33-year-old Hayden Gerson and…
Rank this Week: 220

New Jersey Attorney Law Review…

New Jersey Attorney Law Review Blog

Reviews published and unpublished civil law decisions of importance issued by the New Jersey Appellate Division and New Jersey Supreme Court. By Glenn Reiser.

http://newjerseylawreview.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 966

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    The Defenders Being Released on DVD

    The Defenders Being Released on DVD
    It's finally happening. The legendary 1960s series The Defenders is finally being released on DVD. Shout! Factory is putting season one of this groundbreaking series, which starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed, in our DVD players July…
  • Apr 28

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism
    Ken Levy, LSU Law Center, is publishing Why the Late Justice Scalia Was Wrong: The Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism in the Lewis & Clark Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. My article concerns constitutional interpretation and…
  • Apr 28

    Geva on the Legal History of Check

    Geva on the Legal History of Check
    Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Law School (York), has published Liability on a Cheque: A Legal History in IANUS 2015, MODULO JEAN MONNET, and as Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 41 (2016). Here is the abstract. Cheques are old payment…
Rank this Week: 105

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Apr 30

    New Student Scholarship on Indian Sports Mascots and Nickname

    New Student Scholarship on Indian Sports Mascots and Nickname
    The BYU Education and Law Journal has published “Between a Tomahawk and a Hard Place: Indian mascots and the NCAA” by Stephanie Jade Bollinger. [pdf] An excerpt:: Thus, a reviewing court should find that agreements between…
  • Apr 30

    New Student Scholarship on Tribal Internet Gaming

    New Student Scholarship on Tribal Internet Gaming
    The Jurimetrics Journal at ASU Law has published “A New Formula for Tribal Internet Gaming” by Racheal White Hawk. [pdf] The abstract: Tribal gaming is an industry that generates more than $27 billion a year. It comprises forty…
  • Apr 29

    ICWA Guidelines Presentation to Utah Juvenile Judge

    ICWA Guidelines Presentation to Utah Juvenile Judge
    Just got to the hard part when they took the picture!
Rank this Week: 177

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 30

    You're Fired, Mr. Chief Justice!

    You're Fired, Mr. Chief Justice!
    By Eric SegallThe scene is the Oval Office. The date is January 21, 2017. President Trump is swinging a golf club when his intercom goes off. A soft female voice says:“The Chief Justice is here to see you Mr. President, Sir.”Trump…
  • Apr 29

    Trump Confuses Tactical and Strategic Unpredictability

    Trump Confuses Tactical and Strategic Unpredictability
    by Michael DorfSo much of what Donald Trump says is nonsense that taking his pronouncements seriously feels like a sucker's game. But as the likelihood that he will secure the GOP nomination has recently increased, simply ignoring him is…
  • Apr 28

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue

    Meanwhile, Back in the People's House, the Pandering Continue
    by Neil H. BuchananIn the midst of the ongoing drama of the presidential campaign, it is easy to forget that there already are people who have been sworn in as elected officeholders, and that those people are doing their jobs almost…
Rank this Week: 368