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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
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Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 20

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 20, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 20, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Aug 19

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 19, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Aug 19, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • Aug 18

    News Headlines for Aug 18, 2017

    News Headlines for Aug 18, 2017
    Head of Sears Canada steps down to launch bid for troubled retailer , Judge Mary F. Walrath Receives Judge William Norton, Jr. Judicial Excellence Award ,UW-Oshkosh Foundation to file for bankruptcy in wake of building scandal
Rank this Week: 13

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    How to avoid injury from the insults and firebombs in court and beyond

    How to avoid injury from the insults and firebombs in court and beyond
    How does one avoid injury from the insults and firebombs in court and beyond? The story goes that one day a small bird tried landing on the palm of a t'ai chi ch'uan master. However, the t'ai chi master made his hand go so soft and…
  • Aug 19

    You may always decline being sprayed in court with proverbial prune juice and diarrhea

    You may always decline being sprayed in court with proverbial prune juice and diarrhea
    Each day in court is filled with experiences from fragrant flowers to fetid feces. You may always decline being sprayed with proverbial prune juice and diarrhea. Some people absolutely adore prunes, whether dried, stewed, or as juice. (Prunes…
  • Aug 18

    Virginia’s drug chemist lab is more backlogged than ever before

    Virginia’s drug chemist lab is more backlogged than ever before
    Virginia's government drug chemist lab is more backlogged than ever before, as confirmed in its August 16, 2017, memorandum here  That trend does not seem like it will be reversing any time soon. The post Virginia’s drug…
Rank this Week: 929

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/
  • Aug 19

    State trooper critically wounded in robbery investigation is expected to survive

    State trooper critically wounded in robbery investigation is expected to survive
    8-20-17 Pennsylvania: FAIRCHANCE — A Pennsylvania state trooper was critically injured when he was shot by a suspect in a robbery investigation before officers returned fire killing the shooter, state police said Saturday. A second…
  • Aug 19

    Registered sex offender shot to death when answering knock at door

    Registered sex offender shot to death when answering knock at door
    8-19-17 Louisiana: HREVEPORT, LA (KSLA) - The Sabine Parish Coroner has released the identity of a man shot to death when answering the door. The body of 72-year-old Jerry Wayne Scott was found in the doorway at his home in the 1300 block…
  • Aug 17

    Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV

    Sex offender supervision unit ending in WV
    8-18-17 West Virginia: HUNTINGTON - West Virginia's intensive supervision office, which employs dozens of officers who have spent nearly a decade herding hundreds of sex offenders, will end in September. The termination of the ISO program…
Rank this Week: 16

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    In the The Atlantic is a review of Lincoln Mullen's The Chance of Salvation: A History of Conversion in America.  Svetlana Alexievich's "magnificent and harrowing" The Unwomanly Face of War: An Oral History of Women in World…
  • Aug 18

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    A statue of Clarence Darrow has just gone up in the county courthouse in Dayton, Tennessee, where it joins one of William Jennings Bryan.  This Tuesday marked the 70th anniversary of independence for India and Pakistan (which then…
  • Aug 18

    JOTWELL roundup: on Pfander, Fortner, Hinton, Chused & William

    JOTWELL roundup: on Pfander, Fortner, Hinton, Chused & William
    As regular readers know, JOTWELL's Legal History section is a great source for identifying must-read work in our field. Lately I've noticed lots of other JOTWELL sections also calling attention to historical work. Here's a roundup:Writing for…
Rank this Week: 82

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Aug 19

    Target just says ‘no’ to Just brand from Hampton Creek Inc.

    Target just says ‘no’ to Just brand from Hampton Creek Inc.
    Apparently the “Just” brand of plant-based mayo and other processed foods will not be returning to the shelves of a Target store near you any time soon, according to the CEO of Hampton Creek Inc., which produces the products.…
  • Aug 19

    Don’t let food poisoning eclipse the afterglow after the big event

    Don’t let food poisoning eclipse the afterglow after the big event
    Editor’s note: The U.S. Department of Agriculture posted the tips below for people planning to view the solar eclipse tomorrow. The staff of Food Safety News offers a couple more: Don’t get distracted by the activity above…
  • Aug 18

    FDA fresh sprout project finds some pathogens, other problem

    FDA fresh sprout project finds some pathogens, other problem
    An analysis of fresh sprouts and the companies that grow them has revealed relatively low numbers in terms of some foodborne pathogens — but also showed low compliance rates in terms of safety measures. Out of 825 samples of seeds,…
Rank this Week: 321

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 19

    ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference

    ACI Paragraph IV Disputes Conference
    American Conference Institute (ACI) will be holding its 5th Annual Paragraph IV Disputes master symposium on October 2-3, 2017 in Chicago, IL. ACI faculty will provide insights into: • The impact of TC Heartland on jurisdiction and venue…
  • Aug 19

    Webinar on Sovereign Immunity as Inter Partes Defense

    Webinar on Sovereign Immunity as Inter Partes Defense
    Technology Transfer Tactics will be offering a webinar entitled "Sovereign Immunity as Inter Partes Defense: Legal Guidance and Analysis of Impact on Licensing" on September 6, 2017 from 1:00 to 2:00 pm (Eastern). Kerry S. Taylor and Peter…
  • Aug 19

    Webinar on Patent Cooperation Treaty

    Webinar on Patent Cooperation Treaty
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Cooperation Treaty: Evaluating the Benefits and Risks, Obtaining International Patent Protection -- Navigating the PCT, Priority, Selection of International Authorities, PCT…
Rank this Week: 86

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 19

    Federal suit claims Tennessee's "birth-control-for-sentence-reduction" policy violates constitutional rights of prison inmate

    Federal suit claims Tennessee's "birth-control-for-sentence-reduction" policy violates constitutional rights of prison inmate
    A former inmate of the White County Jail, Christel Ward, filed suit [Complaint, PDF] in the US District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee [official website], Northeastern Division on Thursday claiming that her constitutional rights…
  • Aug 19

    El Salvador strikes down part of family code permitting child marriage

    El Salvador strikes down part of family code permitting child marriage
    The El Salvador Legislative Assembly [official website] unanimously voted [press release, Spanish] on Thursday to eliminate a law that allowed men to marry minors that they had impregnated. The legal age to marry in El Salvador was 18 even…
  • Aug 19

    US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 19 August 2017

    US Legal News Round Up for Saturday, 19 August 2017
    Here’s the domestic legal news we covered this week: A married same-sex couple filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] against a former employer on Thursday in the US District Court for the Central District of California [official website]…
Rank this Week: 21

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Court Dismisses Church Trustee Challenges As Moot

    Court Dismisses Church Trustee Challenges As Moot
    In Johnson v. Barnes, (IN App., Aug. 17, 2017), an Indiana appellate court dismissed as moot a case in which the trial court had removed three trustees of the Pilgrim Baptist Church and ordered new elections. Those former trustees challenged…
  • Aug 18

    4,000 Faith Leaders Oppose Repeal of Johnson Amendment

    4,000 Faith Leaders Oppose Repeal of Johnson Amendment
    As reported by Americans United, this week a letter signed by more than 4,000 faith leaders from all 50 states (full text) was sent to members of Congress urging them to keep the Johnson Amendment in the Internal Revenue Code.  That…
  • Aug 18

    Northern Ireland Court Says No Right To Same-Sex Marriage

    Northern Ireland Court Says No Right To Same-Sex Marriage
    A trial court judge in the High Court of Northern Ireland yesterday held that the rights of same-sex couples under the European Convention on Human Rights are not infringed by the law of Northern Ireland which allows them only enter civil…
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Aug 19

    The Original Understanding of the ERA

    The Original Understanding of the ERA
    Following up on my last post, suppose that the Equal Rights Amendment is somehow ratified. How should we interpret a text proposed in 1972 and ratified, say, 50 years later? The 27th Amendment presents this issue in an even more acute way…
  • Aug 15

    The Ratification of the ERA

    The Ratification of the ERA
    A few months ago, Nevada ratified the Equal Rights Amendment proposed by Congress in 1972.  I have no idea if this was done for symbolic reasons or from a genuine desire to see the ERA ratified.  Nevada’s action, though,…
  • Aug 15

    The Vice Presidential Exception

    The Vice Presidential Exception
    Here’s a curiosity about our constitutional system. There is one person in the Administration that a President cannot fire–the Vice-President. Suppose a Vice President someday becomes so estranged with the President that he…
Rank this Week: 156

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: 387

Popehat

Popehat

A Group Complaint about Law, Liberty, and Leisure

http://www.popehat.com
  • Aug 19

    Popehat Goes To The Opera: Un ballo in maschera

    Popehat Goes To The Opera: Un ballo in maschera
    It's time once again for Popehat Goes To The Opera, the feature in which I demonstrate that opera is more bizarre, ridiculous, and wonderful than you had realized. Previously I defiled Mozart's Cosi Fan Tutte and Wagner's Tannhauser. Let's…
  • Aug 14

    Department of Justice Uses Search Warrant To Get Data On Visitors to Anti-Trump Site

    Department of Justice Uses Search Warrant To Get Data On Visitors to Anti-Trump Site
    I used to have DreamHost as a webhost. We parted ways, but I always admired and appreciated that they reliably stood up for their customers — including me — in the face of bogus legal threats seeking to suppress speech. This week…
  • Aug 14

    America At The End of All Hypothetical

    America At The End of All Hypothetical
    Discussions of free speech in America are usually dominated by hypotheticals — or by slippery slope arguments, if you prefer. The First Amendment unquestionably and broadly protects what we call "hate speech." If you point that out, you…
Rank this Week: 259

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

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

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 19

    Judge Kreep Censured for Courtroom Levity

    Judge Kreep Censured for Courtroom Levity
    Judges hold a special place in the community and are expected to adhere to a set of rules and ethical standards that the average Joe or Jane can choose to ignore. But judges also have their own distinct personalities, biases, attitudes, and…
  • Aug 16

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel

    Family Law Lawyer Creates Fake Accounts for Opposing Counsel
    Two busy family law lawyers in Illinois, Michelle Mosby-Scott and Drew R. Quitschau spent hours sparring in court as opposing counsel on dozens of cases. However, their professional relationship became complicated, even sinister, when Ms.…
  • Aug 1

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?

    Should Canadian Judges Wearing “Trump” Attire be Disciplined?
    Is discipline in order for an Ontario judge who went shopping wearing a “Make American Great Again” t-shirt? What about a judge sitting in court the day after the American election wearing a baseball cap with the same logo? Local…
Rank this Week: 169

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 19

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them

    Zombies, Mortgages, and What New York State Is Doing About Them
    (Photo Credit: Buffalo News) Of the many ills that resulted from the 2008 financial crisis, none garnered such a fantastic moniker as did the “zombie mortgage crisis.” But despite its name, this isn’t an episode of The Walking Dead.…
  • Aug 9

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue

    CFP for Special Planning Theory Issue
    The international peer-reviewed journal Planning Theory has put out a CFP for a special issue the journal is producing to "critically survey the current state of the concept of ideology as it relates to planning theory, policy and…
  • Aug 8

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)

    PROPERTY NEWS: There Goes The Neighborhood (Street)
    (Photo Credit: Nicole Boliaux, SFC) The San Francisco Chronicle published a fascinating story yesterday about a group of Bay Area homeowners getting a big surprise when the city, in a tax foreclosure, sold their street! Here's some excerpts…
Rank this Week: 375

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/
  • Aug 19

    [Ilya Somin] Democracy and Brown v. Board of Education

    [Ilya Somin] Democracy and Brown v. Board of Education
    In her seriously flawed recent book Democracy in Chains, historian Nancy MacLean argues that James Buchanan and many other libertarians are anti-democratic and that their supposed opposition to Brown v. Board of Education helps prove the…
  • Aug 18

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does Sen. Blumenthal have an emoluments clause problem?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Does Sen. Blumenthal have an emoluments clause problem?
    Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) is the lead plaintiff in a lawsuit filed by members of Congress alleging that President Trump is violating the foreign emoluments clause. Specifically, the lawsuit alleges that because President Trump…
  • Aug 18

    [Ilya Somin] A cosmopolitan case against world government

    [Ilya Somin] A cosmopolitan case against world government
    The World Government Research Network has just published my new article, “A Cosmopolitan Case Against World Government.” Here is an excerpt, which briefly summarizes the rest: The debate over world government and “global…
Rank this Week: 6

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 19

    Heckler's Veto?

    Heckler's Veto?
    According to reports, tens of thousands of counter-protesters showed up in marches and rallies in Boston, vastly outnumbering the few hundred people attending the the planned rally in Boston Common, which disbanded after an hour without…
  • Aug 18

    Trick plays and baseball rule

    Trick plays and baseball rule
    This is a great story about a trick play in a high-school baseball game. Called the "skunk in the outfield," the play arises with runners on first-and-third. The runner on first walks into right field, hoping to confuse the defense…
  • Aug 18

    Bolivia and Chile Head to ICJ Over Silala River

    Bolivia and Chile Head to ICJ Over Silala River
    While governance of transboundary international waterbodies is a constant challenge in many parts of the world, these challenges rarely result in cases before international tribunals. But Bolivia and Chile have brought competing claims over…
Rank this Week: 219

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    A Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angele

    A Raymond Chandler Map of Los Angele
    This item might make a great holiday gift for someone: it's a foldout map of Los Angeles showing points of interest mentioned in Raymond Chandler's novels. Put together by Herb Lester and published by Gestalten. I know it's a little…
  • Aug 17

    "Suits" Spinoff Will Star Gina Torres In a Series Set In Chicago @Suits_USA

    "Suits" Spinoff Will Star Gina Torres In a Series Set In Chicago @Suits_USA
    From The Hollywood Reporter: USA Network is planning a Suits spinoff to star Gina Torres, who plays Jessica Pearson in the current series. The pilot for the possible series will air as Suita' season 7 finale and debut in spring of 2018.…
  • Aug 16

    Makela on Whether Law Is an Academic Discipline

    Makela on Whether Law Is an Academic Discipline
    Finn Makela, Université de Sherbooke, Faculty of Law, has published Is Law an Academic Discipline? at 50(3) R.J.T.U.M. 422 (2017). Here is the abstract. This article engages with the existing literature on the role of legal research in…
Rank this Week: 341

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/
  • Aug 19

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Scientists just found another worrying link between sugar and depression, Quartz Watching children learn how to lie The Conversation Model hallucinations Aeon How Smartphones Are Making Kids Unhappy NPR The First-Ever Brain-Controlled VR Game…
  • Aug 18

    “Should We Treat Vegetative and Minimally Conscious Patients as Persons?”

    “Should We Treat Vegetative and Minimally Conscious Patients as Persons?”
    "Should We Treat Vegetative and Minimally Conscious Patients as Persons?" by Matthew Braddock has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: How should we treat patients diagnosed as being in a persistent vegetative state (PVS)…
  • Aug 16

    "Views of Caregivers on the Ethics of Assistive Technology Used for Home Surveillance of People Living with Dementia"

    "Views of Caregivers on the Ethics of Assistive Technology Used for Home Surveillance of People Living with Dementia"
    "Views of Caregivers on the Ethics of Assistive Technology Used for Home Surveillance of People Living with Dementia" by Maurice Mulvenna, Anton Hutton, Vivien Coates, Suzanne Martin, Stephen Todd, Raymond Bond, and Anne Moorhead has been…
Rank this Week: 587

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
  • Aug 19

    “Trump Election Commissioners Are Resisting Efforts to Protect Elections From Hacking”

    “Trump Election Commissioners Are Resisting Efforts to Protect Elections From Hacking”
    Pema Levy for Mother Jones: Christy McCormick, a Republican commission member, said in a statement the next day that Russian interference was a hoax used by the federal government to gain access to state-run election systems.…
  • Aug 18

    Want to Work with Port Chester, NY on Alternative Voting Options?

    Want to Work with Port Chester, NY on Alternative Voting Options?
    Here’s the RFQ. Looks like a good opportunity.  More background: The Village of Port Chester, New York seeks an expert to conduct research and voting data analysis that would support consideration of various election system…
  • Aug 18

    Texas Appeals 3-Judge Court Ruling on Congressional Redistricting to Supreme Court

    Texas Appeals 3-Judge Court Ruling on Congressional Redistricting to Supreme Court
    Press release. The case is not final, and so there may be some issues with this being an appeal of an interlocutory (interim) order. On the merits, the ruling is pretty good for Texas compared to what the Court might … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 997

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 275

Ernie The Attorney

Ernie The Attorney

Covers law and law blogs. By Ernest Svenson.

http://ernietheattorney.net/
  • Aug 19

    The little-known truth about how you fool yourself.

    The little-known truth about how you fool yourself.
    The human mind is prone to misjudge many things in very predictable ways. We now know this from many years of rigorous psychological research. Even scientists dismiss findings of how their own minds operate. Everyone (even data-obsessed…
  • Jul 14

    The hidden problem in everyday gossip

    The hidden problem in everyday gossip
    Someone sent me an email out of the blue the other day. It contained a link to an online article posted by someone we both know. The email had only the link, and was preceded by the following word: “Hmmmmmmm…” That meant I…
  • Jul 14

    The hidden problem in everyday gossip

    The hidden problem in everyday gossip
    Someone sent me an email yesterday, out of the blue. It contained a link to an article posted by someone we both know. The email had only the link, and was preceded by the following word: Hmmmmmmm… That meant I was supposed to find…
Rank this Week: 691

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

On the Bankruptcy Soapbox

By the Moran Law Group.

http://www.bankruptcysoapbox.com/
  • Aug 19

    Surefire Steps To Avoid Bankruptcy

    Surefire Steps To Avoid Bankruptcy
    Most people would rather parade naked down Main Street than file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy makes them feel exposed, defeated, ashamed. If you don’t want to go there, you can order your life so you don’t ever need bankruptcy…
  • Aug 15

    Claiming the Mortgage Interest Deduction While In Bankruptcy

    Claiming the Mortgage Interest Deduction While In Bankruptcy
    Is your Chapter 13 plan  paying back mortgage payments that were delinquent when you filed bankruptcy? If so, a tax deduction lurks, unclaimed, in the trustee’s records. Track down that tax deduction and you reduce your federal…
  • Aug 7

    How 13 Works To Save Your House From Foreclosure

    How 13 Works To Save Your House From Foreclosure
    Saving a house from foreclosure is the single reason most people file bankruptcy. Bankruptcy stops foreclosure- that’s a given. But then what? How can bankruptcy save the house,  rather than just putting off the inevitable loss?…
Rank this Week: 672

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Aug 19

    The Right to (Black) Life

    The Right to (Black) Life
    The New York Times (Aug. 9, 2017): The Right to (Black) Life, by Renee Bracey Sherman Three years since the killing of Michael Brown, women of color are asserting that one of the greatest civil rights issues of our time...
  • Aug 18

    Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973

    Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973
    The New York Times (Aug. 16, 2017): Sperm Count in Western Men Has Dropped Over 50 Percent Since 1973, Paper Finds, by Maya Salam The sperm count of men in Western countries has been declining precipitously with no signs of...
  • Aug 18

    Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion

    Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion
    Washington's Top News (August 12, 2017): Texas set to restrict insurance coverage for abortion, by The Associated Press A bill that would require women to purchase separate insurance for abortions that are not medical emergencies has passed…
Rank this Week: 493

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
Rank this Week: 31

Revista Mi Patente

Revista Mi Patente

Una revista especializada en temas de propiedad intelectual, de contenido ágil y propositivo que gira en torno a las ideas que se convierten en negocios, desde su transformación, administración, protección y cuidado; así como las noticias más importantes que se desarrollan en el entorno.

http://www.mipatente.com/
  • Aug 19

    Convocatoria para postulación de proyectos de investigación en GlaxoSmithKline México

    Convocatoria para postulación de proyectos de investigación en GlaxoSmithKline México
    Por Mercedes López Ciudad de México.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Promover el desarrollo de proyectos de investigación de nuevos blancos terapéuticos en los que participen diferentes grupos de…
  • Aug 18

    Garage Hub, programación y robótica al alcance de todo

    Garage Hub, programación y robótica al alcance de todo
    Por Karla Navarro Ensenada, Baja California.  (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Facilitar la incursión de niños y jóvenes de Baja California en temas de tecnología e innovación es la meta principal de…
  • Aug 18

    ¡Salud!, con cerveza funcional

    ¡Salud!, con cerveza funcional
    Por Felipe Sánchez Banda Piedras Negras, Coahuila. (Agencia Informativa Conacyt).- Ante el crecimiento de la producción y consumo de cerveza en México y la tendencia de generar alimentos con beneficios a la salud,…
Rank this Week: 867

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

Chicago Personal Injury Blog

By Staver Law Group P.C.

http://www.chicagolawyer.com/legal-blog/
  • Aug 19

    Staying Safe and Having Fun at the Chicago Air and Water Show

    Staying Safe and Having Fun at the Chicago Air and Water Show
    August 19-20, Shell Oil Products and the City of Chicago will be hosting the 59th annual Chicago Air and Water Show at North Avenue Beach. It is considered the largest free show of its kind in the United States and will feature a variety…
  • Aug 18

    $100,000 Settlement for a Pedestrian Hit by a Distracted Driver

    $100,000 Settlement for a Pedestrian Hit by a Distracted Driver
    Recently, a woman was attempting to cross the street, but a driver, who had become distracted in the stalled traffic tried to make a left turn and struck the pedestrian on her left side. This caused her to fly forward three feet and land…
  • Aug 16

    Roller Coaster Safety Tip

    Roller Coaster Safety Tip
    Although roller coasters are fun and thrilling, they can also be very dangerous. In honor of National Roller Coaster Day on August 16, Staver Law Group has compiled this list of roller coaster safety tips. By following these tips, you can…
Rank this Week: 756

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Cannabis Promoted as an “Exit” Drug for Struggling Addict

    Cannabis Promoted as an “Exit” Drug for Struggling Addict
    Proponents of the failed “War on Drugs” have long characterized marijuana as a “gateway” drug, meaning it opens the doors to use of heavier, more dangerous narcotics. But now, a new drug rehabilitation center in Los…
  • Aug 17

    Navigating Commercial Leases for Cannabis Businesse

    Navigating Commercial Leases for Cannabis Businesse
    Cannabis businesses have many legal issues with which to contend, from banking to bud-tending. Commercial leases for cannabis businesses raise special concerns for both landlords and tenants. Because of the federal civil asset forfeiture…
  • Aug 15

    American Legion Joins the Cannabis Cause to Improve Veterans’ Live

    American Legion Joins the Cannabis Cause to Improve Veterans’ Live
    The Trump Administration’s anti-marijuana policies adversely affect thousands of Americans who rely on the medicinal benefits of cannabis to relieve various forms of suffering. There is, perhaps, no more potent illustration of the harm…
Rank this Week: 816

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 19

    The Comment Thread on My Charlottesville Post

    The Comment Thread on My Charlottesville Post
    My post on Charlottesville has drawn some extremely nasty anonymous comments from "William" and "James." I would ordinarily delete that sort of vitriol, but I have left these up because I think they are informative about a…
  • Aug 19

    Whittier Law Update: Dean Judy Daar Steps Down & Rudy Hasl Named As Interim

    Whittier Law Update: Dean Judy Daar Steps Down & Rudy Hasl Named As Interim
    The President of Whittier College, Sharon Herzberger, has announced - and I'm not certain when this statement came out - that Whittier Law interim dean Judy Daar has stepped down and left the law school after 27 years of service....
  • Aug 18

    Gil Holmes Stepping Down As Dean Of LaVerne Law

    Gil Holmes Stepping Down As Dean Of LaVerne Law
    Dean Gilbert Holmes has announced that he will step down as the leader of the University of LaVerne School of Law at the end of this school year. He has been the school's dean since 2013.
Rank this Week: 212

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/
Rank this Week: 12

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Aug 19

    Left Wing Dictatorship Smothered Venezuela Democracy Yesterday

    Left Wing Dictatorship Smothered Venezuela Democracy Yesterday
    The political situation in Venezuela continues to go from bad to worse. If you’re in the camp that believes saving democratic institutions stood a chance in Venezuela, yesterday should serve as your last wake up call. Stop hitting the…
  • Aug 18

    Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanction

    Hizbollah in Latin America, Congress Should OK New Sanction
    On this blog, since at least 2008 (a few posts here, here, and here), we’ve published several posts about Hezbollah in Latin America and the threats posed by other radical terrorists groups in Latin America. I started studying the…
  • Jul 15

    Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company

    Venezuela Inks MOU with American Oil Drilling Company
    For colleagues who follow matters in Venezuela, it seems as if the Venezuela regime is supposedly inking contracts with American companies. According to an article that appeared in the government-owned Telesur media outlet, officials…
Rank this Week: 657

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Aug 19

    10 birthday facts about the 42nd president, Bill Clinton

    10 birthday facts about the 42nd president, Bill Clinton
    August 19th marks the 71st birthday of former President Bill Clinton, whose eight-year term dominated the decade of the 1990s.
  • Aug 18

    Why Roger Taney statues aren’t Confederate monument

    Why Roger Taney statues aren’t Confederate monument
    This week, two monuments to former Chief Justice Roger Taney were labeled by some press outlets as “Confederate statues.” Taney, while controversial, was never a member of that self-proclaimed republic.
  • Aug 18

    The vote that led to the 19th amendment

    The vote that led to the 19th amendment
    On the 97th anniversary of the 19th Amendment's ratification, we look back at a young politician whose unexpected vote in the Tennessee state legislature gave all women the right to vote.
Rank this Week: 299

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Aug 18

    Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Recognized as One of The Best Lawyers in America

    Food Safety Attorney Bill Marler Recognized as One of The Best Lawyers in America
    Seattle-based food safety advocate and attorney Bill Marler has been listed among The Best Lawyers in America©. The 24th edition of this prestigious publication was released this month. Marler, who began his career representing those…
  • Aug 18

    Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Hits 173 in 21 State

    Papaya Salmonella Outbreak Hits 173 in 21 State
    The CDC, public health and regulatory officials in several states, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections. This outbreak includes four different types…
  • Aug 17

    Raw Milk with Brucella Bacteria in Tea

    Raw Milk with Brucella Bacteria in Tea
    Texas officials say all raw milk and other unpasteurized products from K-Bar Dairy should not be consumed and should immediately be discarded because the dairy has been linked to an antibiotic-resistant strain of Brucella bacteria that has…
Rank this Week: 146

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 920

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 18

    Public Lands Watch: Repeal of Interior valuation rule

    Public Lands Watch: Repeal of Interior valuation rule
    The Office of Natural Resources Revenue (ONNR) of the Interior Department published a final rule in the Federal Register earlier this week on August 7th, 2017, that the Department is repealing the “Consolidated Federal Oil & Gas and…
  • Aug 16

    Continuing Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon

    Continuing Efforts to Put a Price on Carbon
    The New York Independent System Operator (NYISO) operates the state’s electric grid and conducts wholesale power markets. The New York Department of Public Service regulates the state’s investor-owned electricity providers.…
  • Aug 16

    200 Days & Counting: Environmental Threat Assessment

    200 Days & Counting: Environmental Threat Assessment
    This is the last in our series on the state of play concerning U.S. environmental protection at this point of the Trump Administration. We can classify threats along three dimensions: the likelihood of harm, the seriousness and…
Rank this Week: 290

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: City of Bloomfield, New Mexico v. Felix 17-60 Issues: (1) What standard should be used to evaluate establishment clause challenges to passive displays such as monuments; and (2) whether litigants have…
  • Aug 18

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    In The New York Times, Adam Liptak reports that the decision of Justice Neil Gorsuch “to address a conservative group at the Trump International Hotel in Washington next month, less than two weeks before the court is set to hear…
  • Aug 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Board of Commissioners of the Southeast Louisiana Flood Protection Authority – East v. Tennessee Gas Pipeline Company, LLC 17-99 Issues: (1) Whether the “substantial[ity]” and…
Rank this Week: 10

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Aug 18

    Summary of August 16, 2017 conference report for civil case

    Summary of August 16, 2017 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on August 16, 2017. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been granted, (2)…
  • Aug 18

    “A Conversation with Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and a Review of Significant Decisions”

    “A Conversation with Justice Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar and a Review of Significant Decisions”
    The Appellate Courts Committee of the Santa Clara County Bar Association will present a Supreme Court program on August 29, from noon to 2:00 p.m., in San Jose.  It will also be webcast live. There will be a conversation with Justice…
  • Aug 17

    Supreme Court finds assaulted harbor patrol officer was not a peace officer

    Supreme Court finds assaulted harbor patrol officer was not a peace officer
    Seeing “no reason why the Legislature might have wanted to confer the status and ‘formidable power’ of a peace officer on public employees who have no necessary law enforcement duties,” the Supreme Court today reverses…
Rank this Week: 163

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Aug 18

    VIEW OF MOUNT OTEMANU

    VIEW OF MOUNT OTEMANU
    From the Four Seasons Bora Bora
  • Aug 18

    THE VIEW WAS SWEETER THAN THIS DESSERT

    THE VIEW WAS SWEETER THAN THIS DESSERT
    @ Four Seasons Bora Bora Home made ice cream and sorbet 2100 xpf Choice of vanilla, chocolate, salted caramel, mango, passion fruit, lemon, strawberry, raspberry, pineapple and coconut
  • Aug 18

    COMING FROM MOUNT OTEMANU?

    COMING FROM MOUNT OTEMANU?
    @ Bora Bora
Rank this Week: 7

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 18

    Memo to Trump: Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights On Your Way Out

    Memo to Trump: Don't Forget to Turn Off the Lights On Your Way Out
    There is a hugely scathing (and in my view, pretty accurate) op-ed in today's New York Times by Frank Bruni, The Week When ... Trump Resigned. Bruni opines that Trump voluntarily abdicated the Oval Office on Tuesday: [More...]…
  • Aug 18

    White House Confirms Steve Bannon is Out

    White House Confirms Steve Bannon is Out
    Sarah Huckabee Sanders today at the press briefing: “White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly and Steve Bannon have mutually agreed today would be Steve’s last day. We are grateful for his service and wish him the best.” …
  • Aug 18

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    It's a jail day for me, which means an open thread day for you. All topics welcome, but please be civil. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Gravel2Gavel Construction Law Blog

Covers construction law, government contracts, infrastructure and public-private partnerships. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

http://www.gravel2gavel.com/
  • Aug 18

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Denial of Charitable Tax Deduction For Conservation Easement

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Denial of Charitable Tax Deduction For Conservation Easement
    On August 11, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided the case of BC Ranch II, LP, et al., v. Commissioner of Internal Revenue, which involved charitable tax deductions based on the creation of conservation easements. After…
  • Aug 17

    Office of Planning and Research Releases Updated General Plan Guideline

    Office of Planning and Research Releases Updated General Plan Guideline
    On August 2, 2017, the California Governor’s Office of Planning and Research (“OPR”) released its first update to the General Plan Guidelines (the “Guidelines”) since 2003. The Guidelines provide guidance to…
  • Aug 11

    Texas’ 2017 Environmental Legislation Summary

    Texas’ 2017 Environmental Legislation Summary
    The Texas Legislature meets every two years, and, as befits a large state with varied interest and concerns, typically enacts hundreds of new laws during these sessions. The 85th Regular Session of the Legislature has concluded, and over 1000…
Rank this Week: 790

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 344

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

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: 5

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
  • Aug 18

    Ministro restabelece medidas cautelares para empresário e ex-dirigente de federação do RJ

    Ministro restabelece medidas cautelares para empresário e ex-dirigente de federação do RJ
    O ministro Gilmar Mendes, do Supremo Tribunal Federal, estendeu os efeitos de liminares deferidas na quinta-feira (17) nos Habeas Corpus (HCs) 146666 e 146813 para substituir a prisão preventiva do empresário Jacob Barata Filho…
  • Aug 18

    Confira a programação da Rádio Justiça para esta segunda-feira (21)

    Confira a programação da Rádio Justiça para esta segunda-feira (21)
    Revista Justiça O programa começa com o quadro Direito Civil e o assunto “parentalidade responsável”. Nos últimos anos, o conceito de "família" mudou muito; para falar sobre os novos modelos e o…
  • Aug 18

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana

    Confira os destaques da TV Justiça para o fim de semana
    Sexta-feira, 18/8 19h – Direito sem Fronteiras O programa discute os detalhes e os bastidores do massacre de Srebrenitchia, ocorrido na Bósnia, em 1995. Um vídeo publicado pelo canal de TV inglês BBC, em 2015, aponta…
Rank this Week: 23

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
Rank this Week: 190