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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/
Rank this Week: 140

Small Government Contracts Blog

Small Government Contracts Blog

Offers legal news, notes and commentary of interest to small government contractors. By Steven Koprince.

http://smallgovcon.com/
  • Apr 28

    VA Class Deviation Restricts SDVOSB Nonmanufacturer

    VA Class Deviation Restricts SDVOSB Nonmanufacturer
    The VA has adopted a Class Deviation to the VAAR, severely restricting the ability of VA Contracting Officers to request waivers of the nonmanufacturer rule–and, even more troubling, suggesting that Contracting Officers need not apply…
  • Apr 27

    Agency Faces Sanctions For Backdating Market Research

    Agency Faces Sanctions For Backdating Market Research
    An agency backdated a market research memorandum to justify its set-aside decision–and when the backdating came to light, the Court of Federal Claims was none too pleased. In a recent decision, the Court held that the backdated…
  • Apr 26

    8(a) Program: Will Supreme Court Take Rothe’s Constitutionality Case?

    8(a) Program: Will Supreme Court Take Rothe’s Constitutionality Case?
    The continuing legal battle over the constitutionality of the 8(a) program’s “socially disadvantaged” criteria may be on its way to the Supreme Court of the United States. Last September, we covered the decision of the…
Rank this Week: 960

Kain and Scott Bankruptcy Blog

Kain and Scott Bankruptcy Blog

This blog will thoroughly explain the process of bankruptcy, debt consolidation options and other solutions for difficult financial situations.

http://blog.kainscott.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    What is Chapter 7 Liquidation?

    What is Chapter 7 Liquidation?
    There are numerous online inquiries for what is a Chapter 7 Liquidation anyway? There are many misconceptions about bankruptcy and Chapter 7 Bankruptcy and what it is and what it does and does not do. So, how about we discuss a Chapter 7…
  • Apr 26

    What Happens After I File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Financially?

    What Happens After I File A Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Financially?
    Over the past four weeks, I’ve written about the legal consequences of filing bankruptcy. As I wrote when I started looking at the legal outcomes of filing bankruptcy, while the legal consequences of filing are certainly critical for my…
  • Apr 24

    Top 6 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Questions Asked In Monticello, MN (PART 1)

    Top 6 Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Questions Asked In Monticello, MN (PART 1)
    So, you live in Monticello, Minnesota and you are contemplating getting your life back by filing Chapter 7 Bankruptcy, right? Wouldn’t you like to know the commonly asked bankruptcy questions and the answers to them before you file…
Rank this Week: 966

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Apr 28

    Religious liberty and anti-discrimination law

    Religious liberty and anti-discrimination law
    A new series on YouTube from philosopher John Corvino (Wayne State). (This is related to themes from his recent co-authored book that is advertised currently on the left on this blog.)
  • Apr 28

    Blast from the past: rise of the cyber-mobs in philosophy

    Blast from the past: rise of the cyber-mobs in philosophy
    March 2014, the first signs that the philosophy profession was going off the rails.
  • Apr 27

    LePen is not Trump...

    LePen is not Trump...
    ...and other thoughts on the French election, which seems to have been oddly reported in the U.S. One of the weirder ones is the idea that the election was a revolt against "the Establishment." Yet Establishment candidates got 60% of...
Rank this Week: 870

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

3 Geeks and a Law Blog

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

http://www.geeklawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    WestLaw Story - The Musical

    WestLaw Story - The Musical
    The talent at Columbia Law School apparently doesn't limit itself to legal scholarship. The Law Revue put together a musical rendition of which online legal resource is the best "to cite... to cite." Whether it is the bribery of using Lexis,…
  • Apr 24

    Build or Buy? The Evolution of Law Department Sourcing

    Build or Buy? The Evolution of Law Department Sourcing
    Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with Nancy Jessen, SVP at Legal Business Solutions at UnitedLex about a survey recently completed with ALM on legal department insourcing, entitled "Build or Buy? The Evolution of Law…
  • Apr 21

    Law Librarians Do It Best… And With A Smile

    Law Librarians Do It Best… And With A Smile
    One of the best things I get to do as the incoming President of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL), is reach out to new members that have joined the association and talk with them on the phone. I find that the new members…
Rank this Week: 845

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 19

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 28

    The Ties That Don't Bind

    The Ties That Don't Bind
    The Iowa Supreme Court In this disciplinary case, attorney Theodore Sporer appeals the findings and recommendations of the Iowa Supreme Court Grievance Commission recommending his law license be suspended for a period of six months. The…
  • Apr 28

    Field Of Honor

    Field Of Honor
    From the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee ISSUE May a judge submit a letter to a municipality supporting the dedication of a little league baseball field in the name of the judge’s deceased former bailiff? ANSWER: Yes. FACTS The…
  • Apr 27

    The Dogs Of Saskatoon: A Case Of Mistaken Identity?

    The Dogs Of Saskatoon: A Case Of Mistaken Identity?
    The Law Society of Saskatchewan found no misconduct in a matter where the accused attorney ("Member") allegedly gave false testimony in a "dangerous dog" proceeding. This is the latest in the ongoing legal saga of Hachi-Ko…
Rank this Week: 116

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Apr 28

    Virginia House of Burgesses—Pic of the Week

    Virginia House of Burgesses—Pic of the Week
    Spring may be the best time of year to take a break and visit Virginia’s historic triangle and Williamsburg, Virginia, especially the Virginia House of Burgesses. Spring is the anniversary time of so many historic revolutionary moments…
  • Apr 27

    FALQs: Demonetization in India

    FALQs: Demonetization in India
    The following is a guest post by Supreetha Sampath Kumar, a foreign law intern at the Law Library of Congress. On November 8, 2016, the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, announced the “notebandi” initiative, declaring that…
  • Apr 26

    How To Download Your Congress.gov Search Result

    How To Download Your Congress.gov Search Result
    With the recent update to Congress.gov, you can now download your search results in a comma-separated value (CSV) file.  This is a feature that I have heard users request almost as long as they have requested email alerts for…
Rank this Week: 331

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

Provides news on state and federal employment law and human resources.

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Apr 28

    Senate confirms Acosta as secretary of labor

    Senate confirms Acosta as secretary of labor
    On April 27, the Senate confirmed Alexander Acosta as secretary of labor by a vote of 60-38.  Eight Democrats joined the Republican majority in voting for President Donald Trump’s nominee, completing Trump’s Cabinet just shy…
  • Apr 25

    New York City freelancer law to take effect May 15

    New York City freelancer law to take effect May 15
    by Zach Morahan and Shannon Kane New York City’s new “Freelance Isn’t Free Act,” which goes into effect May 15, requires written contracts for many freelance jobs worth $800 or more and provides for stiff monetary…
  • Apr 19

    DOL to address overtime rules by June 30

    DOL to address overtime rules by June 30
    A federal court of appeals has granted the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) its third extension in defending a lawsuit challenging new Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) overtime regulations. A lower court temporarily enjoined the rules last year,…
Rank this Week: 798

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    We review hostile work environment claims as a whole

    We review hostile work environment claims as a whole
    The Court of Appeals has reinstated a racial and gender discrimination lawsuit, finding that management's use of the N-word and other epithets supports his claim, and that the sexual harassment may have exacerbated the racial harassment. The…
  • Apr 27

    Outrageous vulgarities no basis to fire employee during union fight

    Outrageous vulgarities no basis to fire employee during union fight
    The employees at a catering company in New York City were trying to organize a union. Management, of course, was against this. One employee insulted his supervisor on Facebook, using unprecedented vulgarities in also insulting his…
  • Apr 26

    SDNY issues TRO in FLSA case to prevent retaliation based on immigration statu

    SDNY issues TRO in FLSA case to prevent retaliation based on immigration statu
    A Southern District judge has issued a temporary restraining order that prohibits an employer in an FLSA case from "instructing all staff of All City Remodeling, Inc. to "provide an original social security card before collecting [their]…
Rank this Week: 633

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

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

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    News and Note

    News and Note
    1.  Congrats to the new Labor Secretary, Alex Acosta.  Great news.  Acosta got 60 votes, including Sen. Nelson.2.  The Melgen jury is still out.  Today marks day 3 of deliberations.  Strong likelihood of a…
  • Apr 27

    Your government at oral argument

    Your government at oral argument
    Have you ever had a judge (or Justice) respond to an argument by saying, "Oh, come on." (via the NY Times):Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. tried to test the limits of the government’s position at a Supreme Court argument on Wednesday…
  • Apr 26

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy

    En banc 11th Circuit decides U.S. v. Roy
    At long last, the en banc 11th Circuit today decided United States v. Roy.  The opinions span 287 pages.  Judge Carnes wrote the majority opinion, finding harmless error in conducting trial without counsel present during a portion…
Rank this Week: 163

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 28

    Determining the Likely Standard of Review in Delaware M&A Transaction

    Determining the Likely Standard of Review in Delaware M&A Transaction
    M&A practitioners are well aware of the several standards of review applied by Delaware courts in evaluating whether directors have complied with their fiduciary duties in the context of M&A transactions. Because the standard applied…
  • Apr 28

    Cybersecurity Trends for Boards of Director

    Cybersecurity Trends for Boards of Director
    Cybersecurity has in recent years become an integral component of a board’s role in risk oversight, but directors often find themselves in unfamiliar territory when it comes to formulating policies and oversight processes that address…
  • Apr 28

    Weekly Roundup: April 21–April 27, 2017

    Weekly Roundup: April 21–April 27, 2017
    Principles for Financial Regulatory Reform Posted by William Dudley, Federal Reserve Bank of New York, on Friday, April 21, 2017 Tags: Bankruptcy, Banks, Capital requirements, Dodd-Frank Act, Federal Reserve, Financial crisis, Financial…
Rank this Week: 83

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Argument analysis: The Supreme Court struggles with the ACA’s patent provision

    Argument analysis: The Supreme Court struggles with the ACA’s patent provision
    In a surprise to virtually no one, the oral argument in the consolidated patent cases Sandoz v. Amgen and Amgen v. Sandoz showed the Supreme Court struggling to understand both the highly complex patent provisions in the Affordable Care Act…
  • Apr 28

    Arkansas executes fourth inmate in one week

    Arkansas executes fourth inmate in one week
    Without any recorded dissents, the Supreme Court last night declined to block the execution of Kenneth Williams. Williams was the fourth inmate executed in Arkansas in a week; the state had sought to execute eight inmates over a span of 11…
  • Apr 28

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    At Reuters, Lawrence Hurley reports that during Wednesday’s argument in Maslenjak v. United States, an immigration case, Chief Justice John Roberts “took issue … with the Trump administration’s stance,”…
Rank this Week: 10

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Apr 28

    Should a Subcontractor provide bonds to a GC who is not himself bonded? (Bonding Agent Perspective)

    Should a Subcontractor provide bonds to a GC who is not himself bonded? (Bonding Agent Perspective)
    Guest Post Friday is back, and for this week, Construction Law Musings welcomes Steve Moore.  Steve has been the Construction & Surety Manager for Towne Insurance Agency-Invincia, in Chesterfield, VA since 2010.  Steve’s…
  • Apr 20

    Thank You for the Super Lawyers Nod

    Thank You for the Super Lawyers Nod
    I am always appreciative and humbled to join the great lawyers who populate lists such as Legal Elite and Super Lawyers.  Needless to say I am even more thankful when I get elected to a great list like the Virginia Super Lawyers for a…
  • Apr 10

    Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach

    Construction Law Musings Hits the Beach
    Well, I’m off for some fun in the sun for a week so I won’t be posting any new Musings this week.  In the meantime, peruse the other posts on Virginia mechanic’s liens, bond claims and the like.  Also be sure to…
Rank this Week: 878

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    The Gods Must Be (Insurance) Crazy

    The Gods Must Be (Insurance) Crazy
    Heh:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Apr 27

    MVNHS© Strikes Again

    MVNHS© Strikes Again
    As we've noted countless times, government-run healthcare means rationed healthcare. There just isn't any other way to manage costs (for certain values of "manage"). This time out, the Much Vaunted National Health System© has its sights…
  • Apr 26

    Zillow for Healthcare

    Zillow for Healthcare
    Earlier this month, I posted on how a SoCal clinic had (finally) provided an example of my personal healthcare Holy Grail, a truly transparent healthcare pricing model. The challenge is that it's specific to this small, regional chain of…
Rank this Week: 160

epilawg

epilawg

Provides insight for planning the resolution of your own story through thoughtful estate planning.

http://epilawg.com/
  • Apr 28

    Tips to Make Your Senior Care Dollars Go Further

    Tips to Make Your Senior Care Dollars Go Further
    Find Out How You Can Manage Retirement Health Care Costs A recent Harris Poll found that retirement health care costs terrify most Americans over the age of 50. The poll also found that it is important to talk about health care costs with a…
  • Feb 14

    Five Scams to be Aware of During Tax Season

    Five Scams to be Aware of During Tax Season
    Tax season opens up opportunities for criminals to take advantage of people. Here are five ways that you can avoid becoming a victim this tax season: 1. Phishing. You receive an email that seems to be from a legitimate sender (such as the…
  • Jan 26

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee

    Tax Deductions for Estate Planning Fee
    Most people know that there is a deduction allowed for the amounts you pay to have your taxes prepared by a professional. Does that same rule apply to fees paid to an attorney to plan your estate? The answer is not as straight forward as you…
Rank this Week: 658

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    BGH on the freedom of the seas, ahm, panorama

    BGH on the freedom of the seas, ahm, panorama
    AIDA "kissing lips"The freedom of panorama - an exception to copyright protection that permits depicting buildings and sometimes sculptures and other art works which are permanently located in a public place without the copyright's owner's…
  • Apr 28

    ESPN: When Teflon is not enough in the face of platform disruption

    ESPN: When Teflon is not enough in the face of platform disruption
    In the world of media, the mantra for over a generation has been— “pity the poor daily print newspaper”, which became the poster child for media disruption in the on-line world. With much news, once provided by newspapers…
  • Apr 27

    Filmspeler, the right of communication to the public, and unlawful streams: a landmark decision

    Filmspeler, the right of communication to the public, and unlawful streams: a landmark decision
    Yesterday this blog reported that the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has issued yet another long-awaited judgment, this being the decision in Filmspeler, C-527/15.At the time of writing, the text of the ruling was not yet…
Rank this Week: 180

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Colorado Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers Colorado plea bargaining, statutes of limitations and mental health issues in criminal cases. By H. Michael Steinberg.

http://www.colorado-criminal-lawyer-online.com/
  • Apr 28

    Colorado Criminal Law – Should I Testify At My Trial? The Research Will Surprise You

    Colorado Criminal Law – Should I Testify At My Trial? The Research Will Surprise You
    By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney Colorado Criminal Law – Should I Testify At My Trial? The Research Will Surprise You – One of the most difficult decisions in any Colorado criminal trial is…
  • Feb 21

    Colorado Peeping Tom Privacy Laws 18-7-801 And Drones – Be Careful Out There

    Colorado Peeping Tom Privacy Laws 18-7-801 And Drones – Be Careful Out There
    By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney With the increasingly popularity and availability of commercial drones – the dangers of invasion of privacy charges have escalated exponentially – as a…
  • Jun 26

    Why Isn’t My Lawyer Getting More Aggressive With The Judge?

    Why Isn’t My Lawyer Getting More Aggressive With The Judge?
    By H. Michael Steinberg Colorado Criminal Defense Lawyer – Attorney Why Isn’t My Lawyer Getting More Aggressive With The Judge? The perception that a criminal defense lawyer is not “fighting for you” in court because…
Rank this Week: 309

Copyhype

Copyhype

Discusses copyright law for those in the content industries and the general public. By Terry Hart.

http://www.copyhype.com/
  • Apr 28

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/28/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/28/17
    House Overwhelmingly Passes Bipartisan Legislation on Selection Process for Copyright Register — The big news this week was the passage of HR 1695 in the House by a broad and bipartisan vote of 378-48. The bill, which would make the…
  • Apr 21

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/21/17

    Friday’s Endnotes – 04/21/17
    How Google Eats a Business Whole — “‘I didn’t understand the benefit to us,’ he said. ‘It’s a big ask. Like, ‘hey, let us tap into the most valuable thing that you have, that has taken years to…
  • Apr 17

    Mavrix v LiveJournal: Preserving Incentives to Address Online Infringement

    Mavrix v LiveJournal: Preserving Incentives to Address Online Infringement
    On Friday, April 7, 2017, the Ninth Circuit published its opinion in Mavrix Photographs v LiveJournal, a potentially significant decision touching on a number of provisions in Section 512 of the Copyright Act, which was passed as part of the…
Rank this Week: 336

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
Rank this Week: 201

Estate Planning Blog

Estate Planning Blog

Covers asset protection, estate planning, probate and income tax planning. By Sheppard, Brett, Stewart, Hersch, Kinsey & Hill P.A.

http://www.sbshlaw.com/blog
  • Apr 28

    Don’t Write in the Margin

    Don’t Write in the Margin
    While attending law school, I used to take a yellow highlighter and pen, writing in the margins of my textbooks to annotate what I viewed as the important passages related to that day’s assignment.  When a professor called on me in…
  • Apr 21

    Two Hat

    Two Hat
    When my children were young, I used to read Dr. Seuss books to them. One of their favorites was The Cat in the Hat Comes Back. You may remember the plot where the devious cat covers the interior of the house with pink spots while mother is…
  • Apr 14

    They Didn’t Even Send a Christmas Card

    They Didn’t Even Send a Christmas Card
    Gary and Nancy were sitting in my office discussing their estate plans. Each were married previously with two children each from said prior marriages. They created a joint trust, with everything held and controlled by the surviving spouse,…
Rank this Week: 806

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Apr 28

    An alum’s requiem for Whitter Law School

    An alum’s requiem for Whitter Law School
    On Above the Law, Jill Switzer, a Whitter Law School alum who has been an active member of the State Bar of California for 40 years, writes what she describes as “a very personal memorial to a school that had really died some years ago,…
  • Apr 28

    Westlaw v Lexis v Bloomberg Law (video)

    Westlaw v Lexis v Bloomberg Law (video)
    Here’s West Law Story, the law revue version of competition between gangs … I mean between West, Lexis and Bloomberg Law. Just a little Friday fun.  — Joe
  • Apr 27

    Libraries became public institutions during an era much like our

    Libraries became public institutions during an era much like our
    It was during an era much like ours when the public library became an American institution, according to Barbara Fister in How Libraries Became Public (Inside Higher Ed, April 26, 2017): I find it intriguing that the American public library…
Rank this Week: 296

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

http://www.sanantonioemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Discovery Sanction Award Overturned

    Discovery Sanction Award Overturned
    Most lawyers avoid discovery sanctions like the plague. Yet, some parties accept the risk. One recent sanctions award amounted to $2.7 million. In a lawsuit entitled Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger, the U.S. Supreme Court heard an…
  • Apr 27

    Trump Comments Undermine his Own Case

    Trump Comments Undermine his Own Case
    The President has done it, again. He has said things that were later used against him in court. He issued an Executive Order a few weeks ago threatening to cut off funding to cities and communities that supposedly provide…
  • Apr 26

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Attorney Fee Award

    Fifth Circuit Vacates Attorney Fee Award
    In a recent decision, the Fifth Circuit reversed the award of attorney fees to a prevailing plaintiff. In Cervantes v. Cotter, the lower court severely reduced the plaintiff’s fee request by some 75% because the plaintiff’s…
Rank this Week: 310

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
  • Apr 28

    Article: Housing Defense as the New Gideon

    Article: Housing Defense as the New Gideon
    Article: Kathryn A. Sabbeth, Housing Defense as the New Gideon, 43 Harv. J. L. & Gender (forthcoming). New York City is poised to become the first jurisdiction in the United States to guarantee a right to counsel for poor people ……
  • Apr 27

    News Coverage: “Texas mayor blasted after she says lack of faith in God causes poverty”

    News Coverage: “Texas mayor blasted after she says lack of faith in God causes poverty”
    News Coverage: Cleve R. Wootson, Jr., “Texas mayor blasted after she says lack of faith in God causes poverty” – Wash. Post, Apr. 26, 2017.
  • Apr 27

    Article: Resurrecting Labor

    Article: Resurrecting Labor
    Article: Richard A. Bales, Resurrecting Labor, 77 Maryland L. Rev. (forthcoming). Participation in American labor unions have changed radically, albeit incrementally, over the last fifty years. Private‐sector union density has…
Rank this Week: 260

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 28

    Arkansas completes fourth execution in a week, but not without apparent problem

    Arkansas completes fourth execution in a week, but not without apparent problem
    As reported in this new NBC News article, the "lawyer of a convicted killer who was put to death by lethal injection Thursday has demanded an investigation after his client repeatedly convulsed during the 'horrifying' execution."…
  • Apr 27

    "Criminal Law as Family Law"

    "Criminal Law as Family Law"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper now available via SSRN authored by Andrea Dennis. Here is the abstract: The criminal justice system has expanded dramatically over the last several decades, extending its reach into...
  • Apr 27

    Interesting new survey data on various criminal justice reform issues from Charles Koch Institute

    Interesting new survey data on various criminal justice reform issues from Charles Koch Institute
    This press release from the Charles Koch Institute reports a few highlights and provides this link to a set of really interesting survey data on a set of criminal justice reform questions. Here are the basics from the press release:...
Rank this Week: 179

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: 81

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 28

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    White House Fact Sheet, 2017 Tax Reform for Economic Growth and American Jobs ABA Journal, Trump's Tax Plan Largesse Extends to Lawyers The Atlantic, Don't Cut the Estate Tax—Raise It Bruce Bartlett, The Republican Tax Cut Myth Bloomberg,…
  • Apr 28

    UC-Hastings Hosts Northern California Tax Roundtable

    UC-Hastings Hosts Northern California Tax Roundtable
    UC-Hastings hosts the Spring 2017 Northern California Tax Roundtable today with these papers: Joseph Bankman (Stanford), Collecting the Rent: The Global Battle to Capture MNE Profits (with Mitchell Kane (NYU) & Alan Sykes (Stanford))…
  • Apr 28

    Fleming, Peroni & Shay Receive Tulane Law Review Award For Excellence in Legal Scholarship

    Fleming, Peroni & Shay Receive Tulane Law Review Award For Excellence in Legal Scholarship
    J. Clifton Fleming Jr. (BYU), Robert J. Peroni (Texas), and Stephen E. Shay (Harvard) received the Tulane Law Review's John Minor Wisdom Award for Academic Excellence in Legal Scholarship, given annually to the authors of the best article in…
Rank this Week: 87

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Apr 28

    Billboard Top Ten List: The Future Interest of My Heart

    Billboard Top Ten List: The Future Interest of My Heart
    Last week, my good friend, brilliant colleague, and property law scholar extraordinaire, Jim Gordley (Tulane), told me that he had been on a road trip and listened to a good deal of country music. In the course of listening to...
  • Apr 22

    YLJ Fourm Publishes Eviction Essay

    YLJ Fourm Publishes Eviction Essay
    While at the Texas A&M University Property Schmooze in February, one book title was mentioned at least 10 times: Matthew Desmond's (Harvard) Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City (2016). I knew of the book but, admittedly, had…
  • Apr 17

    Fellowship Opportunity with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanitie

    Fellowship Opportunity with the Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanitie
    This just in from Sarah Schindler (Maine): Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities - Call for Fellows, 2017-18 The Princeton-Mellon Initiative in Architecture, Urbanism, and the Humanities is pleased to…
Rank this Week: 699

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)

    WIRTW #459 (the “weeps” edition)
    How did I not know this was a thing? Last summer, The Beatles released a remix of my favorite song of theirs, “While My Guitar Gently Weeps”. It commemorates the 10th anniversary of Cirque du Soleil’s Beatles’ show,…
  • Apr 27

    The top 6 employee handbook mistake

    The top 6 employee handbook mistake
    Yesterday, I had a pleasure of presenting a webinar for The Builder’s Exchange: The Top 6 Employee Handbook Mistakes. For your viewing pleasure and educational enlightenment, I’ve embedded it below. The Top 6 Employee Handbook…
  • Apr 26

    Congrats to Philip Miscimarra on his appointment as NLRB Chair

    Congrats to Philip Miscimarra on his appointment as NLRB Chair
    I’m on record as calling Philip Miscimarra “mad as hell,” referring to his scathing dissents in recent NLRB protected concerted activity cases. I also have it on good authority that while he and I agree that the NLRB has…
Rank this Week: 63

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    St. Louis Voters Say “No” to Proposed Tax Increase to Fund Private-Sector Proposal

    St. Louis Voters Say “No” to Proposed Tax Increase to Fund Private-Sector Proposal
    A few months ago, in If You Want a Professional Sports Team, Pay For It Yourselves; Don’t Grab Tax Dollars, I criticized a major league soccer ownership group for trying to get taxpayers in St. Louis and in Missouri to foot part of the…
  • Apr 26

    Pretending a Tax Payment Is For Something Else

    Pretending a Tax Payment Is For Something Else
    There’s a man in Montana who is unhappy that the county treasurer has not cashed the check he wrote in November to pay his property tax bill. After waiting several months for the check to be cashed, Scott Dion, according to this report,…
  • Apr 24

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate

    Tax Dollars to Finance the Wealthy? Not Necessary and Not Appropriate
    Seventeen months ago, in Taking and Giving Back, I wrote:It’s a familiar story. A private sector business asks for special tax breaks and taxpayer funding for an enterprise that already is extremely profitable and that will continue to…
Rank this Week: 117

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Apr 28

    Plan for a successful family vacation

    Plan for a successful family vacation
    From the Stanly News & Press: Vacations provide a chance to rest, recharge and experience new locales. Family vacations also provide an opportunity to make lasting memories parents and their children will remember forever. According to…
  • Apr 27

    "Hobbit" humans may finally have a place in the family tree

    "Hobbit" humans may finally have a place in the family tree
    From the New Atlas: In 2003, archaeologists from Indonesia and Australia discovered the bones of a new species of human, named Homo floresiensis, in a cave on the Indonesian island of Flores. Its short stature – about 3.5 ft (1.1...
  • Apr 26

    Does death penalty bring closure to victim's family?

    Does death penalty bring closure to victim's family?
    From PBS News Hour: The last time anyone saw Julie Heath alive was Oct. 3, 1993, when the 18-year-old set out to visit her boyfriemd in Hot Springs, Arkansas. A week later, a hunter discovered Heath’s body, less than eight...
Rank this Week: 362

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 28

    Avraham & Yuracko on Torts and Discrimination

    Avraham & Yuracko on Torts and Discrimination
    Ronen Avraham and Kim Yuracko have posted to SSRN Torts and Discrimination. The abstract provides: Current tort law contains incentives to target individuals and communities based on race and gender. Surprisingly, the basis for such targeting…
  • Apr 26

    Goldman & Jin on Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination

    Goldman & Jin on Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination
    Eric Goldman & Angie Jin have posted to SSRN Judicial Resolution of Nonconsensual Pornography Dissemination Cases. The abstract provides: Nonconsensual pornography dissemination has emerged as one of the key social issue of the digital…
  • Apr 25

    Curcio on Sexual Assault on Campus and Tort Law

    Curcio on Sexual Assault on Campus and Tort Law
    Andrea Curcio has posted to SSRN Institutional Failure, Campus Sexual Assault and Danger in the Dorms: Regulatory Limits and the Promise of Tort Law. The abstract provides: Data demonstrates the majority of on-campus sexual assaults occur in…
Rank this Week: 705

Kirk Chavez

Kirk Chavez

Focuses on the development of criminal law in New Mexico.

http://kirkchavez.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Morning Radio: Abuela

    Morning Radio: Abuela
    Saturday.Off point.Rest.Her home was smaller than any home I've been in since.  I barely could stand up.  Crosses and rosaries on the wall.  Jesus, saints, and President Kennedy.  Black and white pictures of long gone…
  • Apr 26

    Morning Radio: R.P.

    Morning Radio: R.P.
    Wednesday.Off point.Stationary.Doing my best to be my best.I learned a long time ago, fight every step of the way.Never give an inch.Today, dedication going out to my brother, RP.Watch the glove, it will tip you off. Fastball, change, or…
  • Apr 24

    Morning Radio: Dizzy and The Heaven Pointed Horn

    Morning Radio: Dizzy and The Heaven Pointed Horn
    Monday.On point.Stationary.Blue Note, Impulse, and Prestige.CTI.Music for the centuries to come.Bop or cool.Diz and Satchmo.
Rank this Week: 566

Mass Tort Lawyer Blog

Mass Tort Lawyer Blog

Covers product liability and injury and accident law. By Moll Law Group.

http://www.masstortlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 217

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Apr 28

    Short Take: The ACLU’s 50% Solution

    Short Take: The ACLU’s 50% Solution
    Press releases are great, especially when they’re all about really important things like reducing the United States prison population by 50%. As part of its effort to achieve a 50 percent reduction in the U.S. jail and prison…
  • Apr 28

    Stop (and Smell) The Fascist Rose

    Stop (and Smell) The Fascist Rose
    It was only a year ago that everyone who didn’t share your feelz was racist and sexist. Good times. Now, they’re fascists and nazis*. This is a problem, because they’re running out of horrible names to call people, but that…
  • Apr 28

    The NOLA Subpoena Scam: Very Official And Very, Very Fake

    The NOLA Subpoena Scam: Very Official And Very, Very Fake
    Scammers made a small fortune off robocalls that purported to be from the IRS. They tapped into two things that characterize America: ignorance and fear. Some recipients of the calls had no clue that the IRS, not to mention the legal system,…
Rank this Week: 106

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Apr 28

    Human Rights-Based Integration Policy and the New “Migrant Integration Strategy”

    Human Rights-Based Integration Policy and the New “Migrant Integration Strategy”
    We are delighted to welcome this guest post from Leanne Caulfield, research assistant at Maynooth University on the IHREC-funded project “Integration Policy in Ireland Through the Lens of Human Rights and Equality”. In January,…
  • Apr 25

    The Citizens Assembly Proposals: A Draft Bill

    The Citizens Assembly Proposals: A Draft Bill
    Lawyers for Choice has produced a draft bill that gives effect to the Citizens’ Assembly’s recommendations for abortion law reform. The purpose of the Bill is to codify the Assembly’s proposals, and to show how simply and…
  • Apr 24

    NUI Galway Announce New Director of Irish Centre for Human Right

    NUI Galway Announce New Director of Irish Centre for Human Right
    NUI Galway has announced the appointment of Professor Siobhán Mullally as the Established Professor of Human Rights Law and Director of the Irish Centre for Human Rights at NUI Galway. Professor Mullally will take up her post in…
Rank this Week: 60

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 295

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Apr 28

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) DR (Jamaica) v Secretary of State for Home Department [2017] EWCA Civ 271 (26 April 2017) High Court (Administrative Court) Hudson v Crown Prosecution Service [2017] EWHC 841 (Admin) (28 April 2017) Goodman…
  • Apr 28

    New Acts – legislation.gov.uk

    New Acts – legislation.gov.uk
    2017 c. 28 – Farriers (Registration) Act 2017 2017 c. 27 – Guardianship (Missing Persons) Act 2017 2017 c. 26 – Merchant Shipping (Homosexual Conduct) Act 2017 2017 c. 25 – Local Audit (Public Access to Documents) Act…
  • Apr 28

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Transport Levying Bodies (Amendment) Regulations 2017 The Contracting-out (Transfer and Transfer Payment) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 The Single Common Market Organisation (Emergency Aid) (England and Northern Ireland) Regulations 2017…
Rank this Week: 4

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Apr 28

    The Secret Style Guide the Supreme Court Doesn’t Want You to Read

    The Secret Style Guide the Supreme Court Doesn’t Want You to Read
    You can't get any higher than supreme. So when the public gets a glimpse into the inner workings of the Supreme Court, it's a big deal. The Secret Style Guide the Supreme Court Doesn’t Want You to Read was originally published on…
  • Apr 27

    Freelance Legal Work Agreement

    Freelance Legal Work Agreement
    If you are planning on hiring an attorney for freelance work, there are several things you should keep in mind. This sample work agreement will help you define the scope of work, compensation, and more. Freelance Legal Work Agreement was…
  • Apr 27

    Embroker Helps Streamline Buying Malpractice Insurance

    Embroker Helps Streamline Buying Malpractice Insurance
    Embroker leverages the power of technology to bring you a better way to purchase malpractice insurance. Embroker Helps Streamline Buying Malpractice Insurance was originally published on Lawyerist.com.
Rank this Week: 267

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Apr 28

    Counsel’s Unresponsiveness Warrants Dismissal

    Counsel’s Unresponsiveness Warrants Dismissal
    Marshall Feature Recognition, LLC v. Wendy’s Int’l., Inc., No. 14 C 865, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Jul. 25, 2016) (Coleman J.). Judge Coleman denied plaintiff Marshall Feature Recognition’s (“MFR”) Fed. R. Civ. P.…
  • Apr 26

    Expert Claim Constructions of Unconstrued Claims Excluded

    Expert Claim Constructions of Unconstrued Claims Excluded
    Not Dead Yet Manufacturing, Inc. d/b/a/ NDY MFG, Inc. v. Pride Sol’ns., LLC, No. 13 C 3418, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 28, 2016) (Pallmeyer, J.). Judge Pallmeyer granted in part plaintiff NDY’s FRE 702 motion to exclude certain…
  • Apr 24

    Foreign Defendant’s Unknown Address Allows Alternative Service Instead of Hague Convention

    Foreign Defendant’s Unknown Address Allows Alternative Service Instead of Hague Convention
    Levi Strauss & Co. v. Zhejiang Weidu Garment Co., Ltd., No. 16 C 7824, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Nov. 17, 2016) (Shadur, Sen. J.). Judge Shadur denied defendant yogee-mall’s Fed. R. Civ. P. 12(b)(2)&(5) motion to dismiss in this…
Rank this Week: 257

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    India's Supreme Court To Hear Constitutional Challenge To Personal Status Law

    India's Supreme Court To Hear Constitutional Challenge To Personal Status Law
    NewsClick yesterday carried a lengthy article surveying the background and importance of the Shayara Bano case which will be heard by a 5-judge panel of India's Supreme Court next month.  At issue is whether laws involving personal…
  • Apr 28

    Roy Moore Announces Run For U.S. Senate Seat From Alabama

    Roy Moore Announces Run For U.S. Senate Seat From Alabama
    In Alabama this week, Roy Moore who has been suspended for the rest of his term as Chief Justice of the Alabama Supreme Court because of his defiance of same-sex marriage rulings (see prior posting) announced that he will formally resign from…
  • Apr 28

    In Spain, 3 Women Face Trial On Charge of Insulting Religious Sentiments of Catholic

    In Spain, 3 Women Face Trial On Charge of Insulting Religious Sentiments of Catholic
    The Telegraph reports that in Spain, three women will be tried on charges of  insulting the religious sentiments of Catholics.  The charges grow out of the women's participation in a May Day parade in 2014 in which they carried a…
Rank this Week: 71

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 28

    How Damaging is Clinton v Jones to Trump's Defense Against Various Lawsuits?

    How Damaging is Clinton v Jones to Trump's Defense Against Various Lawsuits?
    by Michael DorfThirty-five years ago, in Nixon v. Fitzgerald, the Supreme Court held that the president has absolute immunity against civil damages litigation for acts undertaken in his official capacity. Twenty years ago, the Supreme…
  • Apr 27

    Saturation Coverage of Non-News About Tax Policy

    Saturation Coverage of Non-News About Tax Policy
    By Neil H. BuchananDuring the 2016 election campaign, Donald Trump hit a low point with the press when he announced that he would make a "major statement" about the birther controversy, supposedly to tell the world at long last that he had…
  • Apr 26

    Wrongful Birth Suits: What's In a Name?

    Wrongful Birth Suits: What's In a Name?
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the legislation currently pending in Texas to abolish the cause of action for wrongful birth.  A wrongful birth suit is one in which the plaintiff claims that had the…
Rank this Week: 512

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer…

Louisiana Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers legal news and case developments in personal injury. By Berniard Law Firm.

http://www.louisianapersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 906

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Apr 28

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/28/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/28/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: A federal judge blocked President Trump’s executive order on immigration enforcement that would have…
  • Apr 26

    Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(4) for Nonprofit Startup

    Comparing 501(c)(3) vs. 501(c)(4) for Nonprofit Startup
    A nonprofit organization organized and operated for charitable purposes may be exempt under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code while a nonprofit organized and operated for social welfare purposes may be exempt under Section…
  • Apr 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/21/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 4/21/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: 7 current and former U.S. officials claimed that a ” Russian government think tank controlled by…
Rank this Week: 803