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Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Same-sex marriage: The decisive question

    Same-sex marriage: The decisive question
    Analysis Twenty-two months ago, the Supreme Court — perhaps not fully realizing that it was doing so — set off a constitutional revolution.  In a decision that spoke somewhat tentatively about an “evolving understanding…
  • Apr 25

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday at 9:30 a.m. we expect orders from the April 24 Conference. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases at 10 a.m. on Wednesday. We will be live-blogging beginning at 9:45. This is the second week of the April sitting.  On…
  • Apr 24

    Argument preview: Execution methods: broad or narrow look?

    Argument preview: Execution methods: broad or narrow look?
    At 10 a.m. Wednesday, the final day of oral arguments this Term, the Supreme Court will hold a one-hour hearing on an Oklahoma death penalty case that could range widely over broad constitutional questions, or — in the alternative…
Rank this Week: 16

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction
    4-26-15 Texas: From Grits for Breakfast: Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas' sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it's a good…
  • Apr 22

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender

    Shelter that housed bar ‘rapist’ ousts dozens of sex offender
    4-22-15 New York: The Kips Bay men’s shelter that was home to serial sex fiend Rodney Stover before he allegedly raped a woman in a bar bathroom has booted all of its Level 3 sex offenders, it was announced Tuesday. The Bellevue Men’s…
  • Apr 22

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight

    A Violent Sex Offender Is Released Into the Public Spotlight
    See earlier story HERE 4-22-15 Vermont: One week after completing a 23-year prison sentence for a violent sexual assault, Richard Laws walked through downtown Burlington on a sun-drenched afternoon — a "free" man. Major media…
Rank this Week: 33

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Running on Empty

    Running on Empty
    California is running out of water and money.Gov. Moonbeam blames global warming and wasteful usage on things like lawns and toilets for the water problem. But what about the money issue?Covered California, the Obamacare exchange for…
  • Apr 25

    Working for Free

    Working for Free
    Agents that dared venture into the Obamacare morass at healthcare.gov are discovering, in many cases, theywere donating their time and expertise for the cause.If you want to get paid on business submitted through goodluck.gov the form that is…
  • Apr 24

    From the Life File

    From the Life File
    So about 30 years ago, my since-retired colleague wrote a policy on a 30 year old client (whom we'll call Gene). Gene's wife was named as the beneficiary, and all was well.A few years - and two children - later, Gene and his wife divorced,…
Rank this Week: 182

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity
    Sean D. Murphy (Member, International Law Commission; George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity (UN Doc. A/CN.4/680 (2015)). Here's the abstract: In the field of international…
  • Apr 26

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest
    On May 12, 2015, the Law Department of the University of Turin will host a conference on "International Investment Law and Public Interests." The program is here.
  • Apr 25

    New Issue: Review of International Organization

    New Issue: Review of International Organization
    The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 10, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Dispute Settlement in International OrganizationsChristina L. Davis, The political logic of dispute settlement:…
Rank this Week: 73

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
Rank this Week: 871

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • Apr 26

    South Florida Tourist Injury Critical, Driver Arrested for Hit-and-Run

    South Florida Tourist Injury Critical, Driver Arrested for Hit-and-Run
    Florida is a prime destination for people from all over the world at all times of the year. In addition to warm sandy beaches and popular theme parks, there are countless music festivals and concerts, art shows, cruise line departures,…
  • Apr 25

    Bartlett v. Commerce Ins. Co. - Timely, Properly File Auto Insurance Claim

    Bartlett v. Commerce Ins. Co. - Timely, Properly File Auto Insurance Claim
    As far as insurance coverage goes, plaintiff in Bartlett v. Commerce Ins. Co. was fairly well situated to fully recover damages for injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident. After all, she had a total of five insurance plans that…
  • Apr 18

    Study: Impact Absorbent Floor May Reduce Injuries to Nursing Home Resident

    Study: Impact Absorbent Floor May Reduce Injuries to Nursing Home Resident
    Swedish researchers recently tackled the issue of falls in nursing homes in an effort to explore outside-the-box ways of preventing serious injury. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services report notes the incidence rate for falls in…
Rank this Week: 740

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Apr 26

    HRW: Morsi trial "badly flawed"

    HRW: Morsi trial "badly flawed"
    [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Sunday said [press release] that the trial of deposed Egyptian president Mohamed Morsi [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] was “badly flawed” and compromised by due process…
  • Apr 26

    Bahrain extends detention of activist Nabeel Rajab

    Bahrain extends detention of activist Nabeel Rajab
    [JURIST] Bahrain Public Prosecution on Sunday extended the period of detention of Bahraini human rights activist Nabeel Rajab [personal Twitter account; JURIST news archive] by 15 days, citing a need for further investigation. According to…
  • Apr 26

    Indonesia to carry out executions of drug smuggler

    Indonesia to carry out executions of drug smuggler
    [JURIST] Indonesia notified nine convicted of drug traffickers--four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil, France and Indonesia--that their executions will be carried out within 72 hours. The…
Rank this Week: 91

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 712

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 119

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Apr 26

    The Innovation Act is Bad News for America’s Patent System

    The Innovation Act is Bad News for America’s Patent System
    The Innovation Act (H.R. 9) goes well beyond what is needed to address bad actions of a small number of patent holders, and instead raises costs for all legitimate patent holders to enforce their Constitutionally-given property rights in…
  • Apr 26

    NASA innovates tech for fuel efficient air transportation

    NASA innovates tech for fuel efficient air transportation
    One area where NASA has been placing a fair amount of its research focus is in developing design features that allow for reductions in an aircraft’s weight and the amount of drag it creates. The aeronautical research agency has entered…
  • Apr 25

    When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?

    When Should a Do It Yourself Inventor Seek Patent Assistance?
    When setting out on a new endeavor it is not wise to pursue a path to the end and then ask whether what you did was correct. You should seek help along the way to make sure you are doing what is required. Otherwise you are likely to get to…
Rank this Week: 403

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 26

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Reverse Home Mortgage

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Reverse Home Mortgage
    For many individuals entering retirement, a Reverse Home Mortgage can provide benefits that positively affect their quality of life. However, there are also numerous drawbacks that should be taken into consideration as well. Under proper…
  • Apr 26

    Article on Conservatorships, Capacity and Crystal Ball

    Article on Conservatorships, Capacity and Crystal Ball
    Ralph C. Brashier (Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law, The University of Memphis) recently published an article entitled, Conservatorships, Capacity, and Crystal Balls, Temp. L. Rev. 1-46 (2014). Provided below is the article’s abstract:…
  • Apr 26

    Ask Math Not Facts to Detect Cognitive Impairment Early

    Ask Math Not Facts to Detect Cognitive Impairment Early
    Researchers of dementia and cognitive impairment warn that many individuals can still recall common facts, such as the date or who the president is, in the early stages of impairment. However, losing ability to do simply math and…
Rank this Week: 138

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    New Group To Take Over Putting On Stage Version of "To Kill a Mockingbird"

    New Group To Take Over Putting On Stage Version of "To Kill a Mockingbird"
    Just days after the Monroe County Historical Museum announced that it would not longer be producing the stage version of To Kill a Mockingbird, news has surfaced that a newly formed nonprofit group may be working its way toward putting on the…
  • Apr 24

    Monroeville, AL, No Longer To Put On "To Kill a Mockingbird" After This Year

    Monroeville, AL, No Longer To Put On "To Kill a Mockingbird" After This Year
    The Monroe County Heritage Museum, of Monroeville, Alabama, Harper Lee's home town, which has produced the stage version of To Kill a Mockingbird for nearly 30 years, apparently will no longer put on a production after this year. Museum…
  • Apr 24

    Art for Corporate Lawyer

    Art for Corporate Lawyer
    Jay A. Mitchell, Stanford Law School, has published Sketch Pad as Legal Pad: Picturing Corporate Practice. Here is the abstract.This paper is about practicing corporate law. It offers some ways of thinking about the core professional tasks…
Rank this Week: 989

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Apr 26

    Blue Bell Listeria Numbers Creeping Up

    Blue Bell Listeria Numbers Creeping Up
    As of April 21, 2015, a total of ten patients infected with several strains of Listeria monocytogenes were reported from four states: Arizona (1), Kansas (5), Oklahoma (1), and Texas (3). Illness onset dates ranged from January 2010 through…
  • Apr 23

    2014: Villa Romano Green Farms Botulism Outbreak With Ohio Victim

    2014: Villa Romano Green Farms Botulism Outbreak With Ohio Victim
    In late May 2014 John Napierski, purchased seven jars of VR Greens Farms (VRGF) Basil Pine Nut Pesto at a Farm Stand operated at the Bella Collina Towne and Golf Club in San Clemente, California.  While on a road trip east, Mr. Napierski…
  • Apr 23

    Frozen Wegetables Recalled Over Listeria

    Frozen Wegetables Recalled Over Listeria
    Inventure Foods, Inc. has issued a voluntary recall of certain varieties of its Fresh Frozen™ line of frozen vegetables as well as select varieties of its Jamba “At Home” line of smoothie kits due to finding of Listeria…
Rank this Week: 122

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

http://medicalfutility.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Norman Cantor's Plan to Avoid the Ravages of Extreme Dementia

    Norman Cantor's Plan to Avoid the Ravages of Extreme Dementia
    Law professor Norman Cantor has a superb post over at Bill of Health:  "My Plan to Avoid the Ravages of Extreme Dementia."  He defends VSED over some other exit options.
  • Apr 26

    Future of End-of-Life Care (NPR)

    Future of End-of-Life Care (NPR)
    On Friday, Minnesota Public Radio News' Kerri Miller moderated an hour-long discussion on the future of end-of-life care with three experts:Susan Wolf: McKnight presidential professor of law, medicine and public policy at the University of…
  • Apr 25

    The Unbefriended - NYC HHC Annual John Corser Ethics Conference

    The Unbefriended - NYC HHC Annual John Corser Ethics Conference
    The New York City Health and Hospitals Corporation is the largest municipal  health care system in the United States.  This year, its John Corser Ethics Conference is tackling one of the biggest, yet perennially neglected, topics in…
Rank this Week: 238

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 26

    First TDCJ prisoners pass 30-year mark in solitary confinement

    First TDCJ prisoners pass 30-year mark in solitary confinement
    TDCJ ad-seg cell interior. Statesman/TDCJ.Ugh. Eric Dexheimer at the Austin Statesman reports (April 25) that, on April 10, Texas witnessed the first of a wave of prisoners in solitary confinement who have passed the thirty-consecutive year…
  • Apr 26

    News of TX overdose undercount bolsters 'Good Samaritan' bill

    News of TX overdose undercount bolsters 'Good Samaritan' bill
    As the Texas Senate Criminal Justice Committee prepares to hear overdose prevention legislation (HB 225 by Guillen/Watson) on Tuesday, news comes that the state has dramatically and systematically undercounted overdose deaths in recent…
  • Apr 26

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction

    Texas Voices standing against sex offender residency restriction
    Texas Voices, a group made up of families of people on Texas' sex offender registry and others who support reform of Texas sex offender statutes, has been quite active this session, and it's a good thing.As Grits told their indefatigable…
Rank this Week: 165

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Salmonella Positive Tests Prompt Dog Treat Recall

    Salmonella Positive Tests Prompt Dog Treat Recall
    Nylabone Products is recalling one lot of its 1.69 oz. package of the Puppy Starter Kit dog chews, because they have the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella. The potential... Continue Reading
  • Apr 25

    Why do we seem to never learn from others Listeria mistakes?

    Why do we seem to never learn from others Listeria mistakes?
    I was reading John Lowe’s, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, statement this morning that was published on its website yesterday (April 24). I must admit I was impressed. Unlike... Continue Reading
  • Apr 23

    Lawsuit Filed Against Claravale Farm over Tainted Raw Milk

    Lawsuit Filed Against Claravale Farm over Tainted Raw Milk
    Plaintiff is Santa Cruz resident who was hospitalized and continues to suffer impairing side effects A lawsuit has been filed on behalf of Santa Cruz resident John Surbridge who became... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 36

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Apr 26

    A Wisconsin John Doe question

    A Wisconsin John Doe question
    If the now-infamous investigation was supposed to be so super-duper-confidential that even the targets of the dawn home raids couldn’t be allowed to talk about it, then who tipped the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel ahead of time to the raid…
  • Apr 25

    “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child”

    “Mila Kunis being sued for allegedly ‘stealing’ a chicken as a child”
    If you dream of being a celebrity, consider whether you really want to turn yourself into a lawsuit magnet: a woman who says she grew up in Ukraine with actress Mila Kunis claims that when they were about five years old Kunis took a beloved…
  • Apr 25

    Update: jury acquits man charged with sex with demented wife

    Update: jury acquits man charged with sex with demented wife
    Updating our earlier report: “A jury found a longtime Iowa state lawmaker not guilty of sexually abusing his wife who suffered from dementia, in an unusual case that centered on when a person is no longer mentally capable of consenting…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Apr 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)
    business ethics codes: "some..research..suggests.. instrumental impacts..other studies..no discernible effect" 37 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 20, 2015 "Etsy...is a B Corp...[but]…
  • Apr 24

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund
    The New York Times DealB%k recently reported that Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, will join Bain Capital to head a new social impact fund. These types of social impact funds seem to becoming more and more common. Social…
  • Apr 24

    Advice for Law Review Editor

    Advice for Law Review Editor
    I recently finished my law review submission season, placing two articles: The Social Enterprise Law Market at Maryland Law Review (on jurisdictional competition and social enterprise entity forms) and An Early Report on Benefit Reports at…
Rank this Week: 131

Un blog pour l'information…

Un blog pour l'information juridique

By Emmanuel Barthe.

http://www.precisement.org/blog/
  • Apr 26

    Wikipedia : l'encyclopédie qui s'est rangé

    Wikipedia : l'encyclopédie qui s'est rangé
    J'ai contribué à quelques articles (juridiques surtout) dans Wikipedia. Et cela fait longtemps que je voulais écrire non plus dans mais *sur* cette encyclopédie libre en ligne passée en 20 ans de la…
  • Apr 9

    La base REGAFI des agents financiers (entités exerçant des activités bancaires, financières ou de services de paiement en France)

    La base REGAFI des agents financiers (entités exerçant des activités bancaires, financières ou de services de paiement en France)
    A signaler la base REGAFI (REGistre des Agents FInanciers) qui dépend de l'Autorité de contrôle prudentiel et de résolution (ACPR). Elle répertorie les entreprises et les personnes physiques autorisées…
  • Mar 25

    Communicabilité des notes émises par la DGCCRF

    Communicabilité des notes émises par la DGCCRF
    Un échange de mails sur la liste Juriconnexion permet de faire le point sur la communicabilité des notes émises par la DGCCRF : les notes de service de la DGCCRF ne sont pas communicables, contrairement aux notes…
Rank this Week: 572

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • Apr 26

    Family Choice

    Family Choice
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 26

    Parrot Sunday - Think Parrots 2015

    Parrot Sunday - Think Parrots 2015
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • Apr 25

    5 Smartwatches That are Smarter than Apple Watch

    5 Smartwatches That are Smarter than Apple Watch
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 240

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In West v. Grams, (7th Cir., April 22, 2015), the 7th Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal on mootness grounds of a Muslim inmate's RLUIPA claim. While the inmate had been transferred to another institution, the challenged…
  • Apr 26

    Egyptian Channel Cancels Program After Host's Criticism of Conservative Islam

    Egyptian Channel Cancels Program After Host's Criticism of Conservative Islam
    Egypt's Daily News reported yesterday that the Al-Qahera Wal Nas satellite channel has cancelled the program hosted by commentator Islam El-Behiry after two lawsuits against it challenge El-Behiry's criticism of conservative Islamic…
  • Apr 26

    Abercrombie Changes Dress Code As Supreme Court Decision Near

    Abercrombie Changes Dress Code As Supreme Court Decision Near
    As it awaits a Supreme Court decision in a case challenging its failure to provide a religious accommodation to its dress code for employees (see prior posting), Abercrombie & Fitch announced Friday that it will no longer hire employees…
Rank this Week: 95

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 709

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Apr 26

    Arizona Statute of Limitations for Bad Faith

    Arizona Statute of Limitations for Bad Faith
    In Arizona, there is a six year statute of limitations for a breach of contract claim. However, Arizona law permits an insurance company to contractually shorten the statute of limitations period by which the policyholder must file suit, so…
  • Apr 25

    State Farm Sued for Fraud for Katrina: More Altered Engineering Reports Alleged

    State Farm Sued for Fraud for Katrina: More Altered Engineering Reports Alleged
    Superstorm Sandy litigation revealed altered engineering reports concerning damage to homes ravaged by the storm, and now allegations of altered engineering reports are surfacing. Mississippi’s Attorney General, Jim Hood, has filed suit…
  • Apr 24

    Prejudgment Interest and Playing the Float

    Prejudgment Interest and Playing the Float
    The True Value of Insurers’ Float, by Tom Mielenhausen, offers an excellent view of how insurers profit from delay and denial. Mielenhausen noted that: [I]nsurance companies borrow money from policyholders interest free. Insurers…
Rank this Week: 550

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Explaining Pakistan’s Self-Defeating Afghanistan Policy

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Explaining Pakistan’s Self-Defeating Afghanistan Policy
    Editor’s Note: The relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan has long been ugly. Pakistan’s efforts to control and influence Afghanistan have played a major role in advancing radical groups like the Taliban and fomenting…
  • Apr 25

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #120: A Lecture on “The Future of Violence”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #120: A Lecture on “The Future of Violence”
    I was privileged to speak this week at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas on Gabriella Blum and my new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and…
  • Apr 25

    Reminder: The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching

    Reminder: The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching
    They’re the hottest item in the national security world. And they’re going fast. Get your tickets now for the Triple Entente Beer Summit, May 7 at the Washington Firehouse. Have a beer with Lawfare, with the folks from…
Rank this Week: 168

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Fink Rosner Ershow-Levenberg Blog

Covers disability and social security, elder law, and VA benefits.

http://legalnewsyoucanuse.com/
  • Apr 26

    Baby Boomers looking ahead: long term care insurance or Medicaid?

    Baby Boomers looking ahead: long term care insurance or Medicaid?
    There’s no doubt about it, long-term care insurance is expensive, and the premiums can be steep if you wait until after age 70 to first buy a policy. Some companies have gotten approvals for big premium increases on old policies.…
  • Apr 24

    CAVC – Blue vs. Brown Water Veterans and Inland Waterways . . . To Be Continued

    CAVC – Blue vs. Brown Water Veterans and Inland Waterways . . . To Be Continued
    On April 23, 2015, the Court of Appeals for Veterans Claim (CAVC) remanded, in pertinent part, the Board of Veterans’ Appeals decision denying service connection for conditions related to TCDD (Agent Orange) exposure for Mr. Gray a…
  • Apr 21

    Yeah But Can We Preserve the Millennium Falcon for Chewbacca’s Benefit?

    Yeah But Can We Preserve the Millennium Falcon for Chewbacca’s Benefit?
    Elder Law has really broken out into mainstream popular culture this year!  There was the first season of Better Call Saul, where the attorney who would be Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad gets into elder law and sues an assisted ……
Rank this Week: 749

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

Covers life insurance, disability insurance, and claims denial. By Mark S. Humphreys, P.C.

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 26

    Bad Faith Insurance

    Bad Faith Insurance
    Dallas insurance lawyers handling bad faith claims need to read this 2015 opinion from the Beaumont Court of Appeals. It is styled, National Lloyds Insurance Company v. Latosha A. Lewis. Lloyds appealed the trial court's judgment in favor of…
  • Apr 25

    Insurance And Removal To Federal Court

    Insurance And Removal To Federal Court
    Richardson insurance law attorneys will find that when suing insurance companies that the companies want to remove cases to Federal Court. Federals Courts are more favorable grounds for insurance companies to fight their legal battles.…
  • Apr 23

    What Is A "Motor Vehicle" In An Insurance Policy

    What Is A "Motor Vehicle" In An Insurance Policy
    Duncanville insurance lawyers will find that the definitions in insurance policies often have their own meaning. So, what is the definition of "motor vehicle" as it relates to an insurance policy? A 1977, Texas Supreme Court opinion…
Rank this Week: 503

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 26

    A long trail

    A long trail
    No. 15-0330/AR. U.S. v. Kenneth A.R. Pinkela. CCA 20120649.  On consideration of the petition for grant of review of the decision of the United States Army Court of Criminal Appeals, it is ordered that said petition is hereby granted on…
  • Apr 19

    This is important to today as well

    This is important to today as well
    The Washington Post has a report today: The Justice Department and FBI have formally acknowledged that nearly every examiner in an elite FBI forensic unit gave flawed testimony in almost all trials in which they offered evidence against…
  • Apr 11

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH

    A collateral effect of the “new” Article 32 PH
    Under the “old” Article 32, the right to call and examine witnesses and to obtain production (discovery) of evidence was pretty robust. All Services except the Air Force and Coast Guard routinely recorded the audio of the…
Rank this Week: 181

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 26

    What LSU Portends for the Future of Legal Education

    What LSU Portends for the Future of Legal Education
    Boston Globe, LSU to Draft Insolvency Plan as Jindal Cuts Loom: Louisiana State University will draw up a financial exigency plan, equivalent to college bankruptcy, as $608 million in budget cuts proposed by Governor Bobby Jindal threaten to…
  • Apr 26

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new #1 paper and new papers debuting on the list at #4 and #5: [271 Downloads] The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: American Legal…
  • Apr 26

    The Plight Of A Christian Professor At An Elite Law School

    The Plight Of A Christian Professor At An Elite Law School
    Rod Dreher, The Post-Indiana Future for Christians: I spent a long time on the phone last night with a law professor at one of the country’s elite law schools. This professor is a practicing Christian, deeply closeted in the workplace; he…
Rank this Week: 155

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    CBS Sunday Morning on April 26, 2015

    CBS Sunday Morning on April 26, 2015
    Lee Cowan did the stories for April 26.  David Pogue  did the cover, Hacked!   Second, Martha Teichner on paper weights.  Third, Lee Cowan on Helen Hunt.  Fourth, Scott Simon on cowboy cooking.  Tracy Smith, Mary…
  • Apr 25

    Judge Stark invalidates two IV patents under 101 on April 22

    Judge Stark invalidates two IV patents under 101 on April 22
    The memorandum opinion includes an interesting discussion of evidentiary burdens.
  • Apr 25

    The Dr. Oz response

    The Dr. Oz response
    In incidents of plagiarism, the accusers frequently have ulterior motives. The charges against Glenn Poshard at SIU  were likely motivated by treatment handed out to a professor.But it is not a defense to a charge of plagiarism to…
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The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Apr 26

    Balancing Division of Board Labor with Overall Director Responsibilitie

    Balancing Division of Board Labor with Overall Director Responsibilitie
    In this year’s Foreword, Dougherty argues that an increasing complexity of corporate governance and the growing list of action items assigned to directors has led to a division of labor that leaves some directors uninvolved or unaware…
  • Apr 25

    Does Your Executive Pay Plan Create “Drive, Discipline and Speed”?

    Does Your Executive Pay Plan Create “Drive, Discipline and Speed”?
    At a recent Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) conference, two private equity firms’ operating partners observed that executive compensation programs in each and every company in which they invested had to be completely overhauled.…
  • Apr 24

    Delaware Court Faults Committee Process & Advisory Work in Finding Lack of Good Faith

    Delaware Court Faults Committee Process & Advisory Work in Finding Lack of Good Faith
    On April 20, 2015, the Delaware Court of Chancery entered a $171 million post-trial judgment after finding a master limited partnership overpaid for assets from its parent. In re El Paso Pipeline Partners L.P. Derivative Litig., C.A. No.…
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Mouse Print

Mouse Print

Exposing the strings and catches in advertising fine print and analyses the legal meaning and enforceability.

http://www.mouseprint.org
  • Apr 26

    Despite Crushing Publicity, TurboTax Sales Surge

    Despite Crushing Publicity, TurboTax Sales Surge
      In January, we were the first to call national attention to TurboTax’s nasty and inconspicuous ploy of stripping its flagship desktop income tax preparation software of key tax forms, thus forcing long-time users to upgrade to…
  • Apr 20

    Sears Gives Payment Choice for Refrigerator: $1299 or $2099

    Sears Gives Payment Choice for Refrigerator: $1299 or $2099
      MrConsumer was helping a friend buy a particular refrigerator recently at Sears: One weekend last year, Sears was selling it for $1299, marked down from (a supposed) $2099. Scrolling down the page, there was this “payment…
  • Apr 13

    Cape Cod Potato Chips: 40% Reduced Fat?

    Cape Cod Potato Chips: 40% Reduced Fat?
      When you are choosing which potato chips to eat, do you have an angel on one shoulder nagging you to take the low fat bag, and a devil on the other urging you to grab the regular chips? MrConsumer experienced such a tug, and decided to…
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Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Apr 26

    Evidencia de actos lascivos admisible en demanda contra Colegio y Noviciado Santa María del Camino

    Evidencia de actos lascivos admisible en demanda contra Colegio y Noviciado Santa María del Camino
    La demanda alegando que el Colegio y Noviciado Santa María del Camino fue negligente al no ejercer el debido cuidado de una estudiante de pre-kinder que alega fue víctima de actos lascivos por un estudiante de noveno grado. El…
  • Apr 26

    El proceso judicial: un caso civil

    El proceso judicial: un caso civil
    por Rolando Emmanuelli Jiménez, JD, LLM / Debido Proceso de Ley Existen dos grandes grupos de acciones judiciales. Las acciones civiles, aquellas que se refieren a una controversia generalmente entre partes privadas; y las acciones…
  • Apr 26

    «The Last Colony», documental para mirar de cerca el estatus político en Puerto Rico

    «The Last Colony», documental para mirar de cerca el estatus político en Puerto Rico
    por Némesis Mora Pérez El documental «The Last Colony», del director puertorriqueño Juan Agustín Márquez, se presenta en la pantalla grande como un puente informativo para despertar el…
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Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematic

    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematic
    An Aristotelian Realist Philosophy of Mathematics Mathematics as the Science of Quantity and Structure James Frankl ISBN9781137400727Publication DateApril 2014FormatsHardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) PublisherPalgrave…
  • Apr 26

    AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS

    AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS
    THE SYDNEY SCHOOL: MATHEMATICS, THE SCIENCE OF STRUCTURE   AN ARISTOTELIAN REALIST PHILOSOPHY OF MATHEMATICS We are a school of philosophers of mathematics centred in Sydney, Australia. Our line is realist (about structure and…
  • Apr 13

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.

    Kant, Evidence, Bulgaria, and John G. Roberts, Jr.
    Orin Kerr, The Influence of Immanuel Kant on Evidentiary Approaches in Eighteenth Century Bulgaria (March 28, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
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swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Apr 26

    NYT: Financial Skills May Be "First to Go"

    NYT: Financial Skills May Be "First to Go"
    Sunday's New York Times has a feature article on aging and financial skills, and the message is not "just" for individuals with dementia: "Studies show that the ability to perform simple math problems, as well as handling…
  • Apr 24

    How Should Decisions Be Made About Sexual Rights During Facility-Based Care?

    How Should Decisions Be Made About Sexual Rights During Facility-Based Care?
    For me, a chilling moment in the trial of State of Iowa v. Henry Rayhons came during the prosecution's case-in-chief, with the reported testimony of a physician at Mrs. Rayhons' nursing home. According to the coverage of the trial, the...
  • Apr 24

    Got an Idea? Maybe You Are an Inventor!

    Got an Idea? Maybe You Are an Inventor!
    Are you an inventor? Ever have a good idea for an invention? There is a renaissance of sorts in American ingenuity with an increasing number of older Americans becoming inventors. The NY Times ran a story about older inventors on...
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 26

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Events The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID), International Law Department will hold a conference entitled “International Law and Time” in Geneva,…
  • Apr 26

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015

    Events and Announcements: April 26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events The Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva (IHEID), International Law Department will hold a conference entitled “International Law and Time” in Geneva,…
  • Apr 25

    Weekend Roundup: April 11-24, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: April 11-24, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey The last two weeks of posts at Opinio Juris have seen several items from Julian, including on his favorite treaty reservation ever in the Hague Child Support Treaty and more on the HCST and…
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Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 26

    Heavy On Bitterne

    Heavy On Bitterne
    Columbia University’s “Mattress Girl,” Emma Sulkowicz, has simultaneously become the poster girl for rape on campus and been revealed as a sham.  This hasn’t done much to change anyone’s tune about the…
  • Apr 25

    What Really Bothers You About Free Speech?

    What Really Bothers You About Free Speech?
    A brief post, with a few links was posted at Metafilter on the issue of colleges and universities becoming “non-free speech zones.” Free speech is so last century. Today’s students want the ‘right to be…
  • Apr 25

    But For Video: Very Professional Edition

    But For Video: Very Professional Edition
    During most of the encounter, Round Rock Officer Ben Johnson was calm and under control.  There were no overt signs of anger or frustration, and he was, indeed, the very model of a police officer doing his job. Which is why…
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South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Apr 26

    Healthy Lungs for Life

    Healthy Lungs for Life
    Lung Disease News had an interesting article on the quality of air in institutional settings.  Elderly Europeans living in nursing homes with poor air quality are at a greater risk for poor lung health. Five indoor air pollutants that…
  • Apr 25

    Sex and Dementia

    Sex and Dementia
    CBS News had an interesting article about the Iowa case involving marital relations when spouse is incompetent.  Henry and Donna Lou Rayhons are married but last year, Donna was moved into a nursing home, suffering from dementia and…
  • Apr 24

    “Inappropriate administration of medication by medical personnel deemed homicide

    “Inappropriate administration of medication by medical personnel deemed homicide
    The Chicago Sun Times reported that the death of ALF resident Dorothy Byrd has been ruled a homicide. The Cook County medical examiner’s office announced that Byrd’s Feb. 4 death was a homicide. Byrd died during an…
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New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
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nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 26

    Promises and lie

    Promises and lie
    With the manifestos all now published, I thought it might be interesting to look at what is being said about housing by the three main parties. I might do the others later, if I have time. Conservatives The highlight of housing policy seems…
  • Apr 19

    ECtHR and Social Housing-Two Recent Judgement

    ECtHR and Social Housing-Two Recent Judgement
    Happi v France 9/4/15 (judgement in French only) Mr H lives with his family in unsatisfactory and hazardous accommodation in Paris. On 28/12/10, Paris’ Administrative Court ordered the Ile-de-France authority to provide the family with…
  • Apr 17

    From ‘pillar to post’

    From ‘pillar to post’
    In a judgment of undisguised anger, Cobb J described the conduct of LB Tower Hamlets and LB Havering as “shameful” in the way in which they treated AM and his family.  I haven’t come across Cobb J before but his…
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Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

This day in legal history, with occasional relevant posts on legal resources and developments, and book reviews.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Apr 26

    April 25, 1865 – Sergeant Thomas P. Corbett Arrested For Killing John Wilkes Booth

    April 25, 1865 – Sergeant Thomas P. Corbett Arrested For Killing John Wilkes Booth
    On this day in history, Sergeant Thomas P. Corbett was placed under technical arrest for killing John Wilkes Booth, the assassin of President Abraham Lincoln. Charges against Corbett were dropped by Secretary of War Stanton, and Corbett…
  • Apr 24

    April 24, 1863 – U.S. Issues Code of Conduct for Warring Combatant

    April 24, 1863 – U.S. Issues Code of Conduct for Warring Combatant
    On this day in history, President Lincoln signed the Instructions for the Government of Armies of the United States in the Field, General Order № 100, popularly known as the Lieber Instructions, because they were prepared by Francis…
  • Apr 22

    April 22, 1915 – Germans Use Gas Warfare in Ypres, Belgium

    April 22, 1915 – Germans Use Gas Warfare in Ypres, Belgium
    On this day in history, Germans fired more than 150 tons (168 long tons) of lethal chlorine gas over the four mile front against two French colonial divisions (Moroccan and Algerian troops) at Ypres in Belgium, during the so-called Second…
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week in The New Rambler, Cass Sunstein reviews Chris Taylor's How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Head of Zeus) in a piece titled "How Star Wars Illuminates…
  • Apr 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Congratulations to Justin Simard (Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania), who has been selected as a Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. History News Network interviews Logan Sawyer, Georgia Law…
  • Apr 24

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi
    The Law and Society Association has announced the winners of its 2015 awards. We're excited to see that recent guest blogger Mitra Sharafi (University of Wisconsin) picked up the J. Willard Hurst Award for the best book in Socio-Legal…
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Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    Salmonella Dog Chews Recalled for Salmonella Threat to People

    Salmonella Dog Chews Recalled for Salmonella Threat to People
    Dog chews sold under the Nylabone Puppy Starter Kit brand are being recalled for possible Salmonella contamination with a potential risk to humans. The Neptune, NJ-based TFH Publications, Inc./Nylabone Products issued the recall on April 22.…
  • Apr 25

    Letter From the Editor: Know Any Good Karaoke Bars?

    Letter From the Editor: Know Any Good Karaoke Bars?
    One of my favorite movies is “Duets” in which character actor Paul Giamatti plays a burned-out salesman who gets mentally confused about his location. When you are traveling about the country a lot and  stopping only for the…
  • Apr 25

    Publisher’s Platform: Learning From the Listeria Mistakes of Other

    Publisher’s Platform: Learning From the Listeria Mistakes of Other
    I was reading a statement this morning from John Lowe, CEO of Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, that was published on the company’s website yesterday (April 24). I must admit I was impressed. Unlike many companies that find…
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Health Law Sidebar

Health Law Sidebar

Covers regulatory and statutory updates from the healthcare industry. By O'Connell & Aronowitz.

http://healthlawsidebar.com/
Rank this Week: 292