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Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Sep 3

    Defying the Supreme Court, jailed Kentucky clerk draws outrage and support

    Defying the Supreme Court, jailed Kentucky clerk draws outrage and support
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Now to Kentucky, where a county clerk opposed to gay marriage has run afoul of the law. William Brangham has our story. WILLIAM BRANGHAM: The news that county clerk Kim Davis was going to jail…
  • Sep 3

    U.S. Marshals take Kentucky clerk Kim Davis into custody

    U.S. Marshals take Kentucky clerk Kim Davis into custody
    Kim Davis, the Rowan County Clerk of Courts, listens to Robbie Blankenship and Jesse Cruz as they speak with her at the County Clerks Office on September 2, 2015 in Morehead, Kentucky. Citing a sincere religious objection, Davis, an Apostolic…
  • Sep 1

    News Wrap: California to sharply scale back solitary confinement

    News Wrap: California to sharply scale back solitary confinement
    Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: This was another wild day on Wall Street and markets around the world. The selling started after China reported its industrial activity hit a three-year low last month. The Dow Jones industrial…
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TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
Rank this Week: 867

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Even an Orthodontist Wouldn’t Apply His Own Brace

    Even an Orthodontist Wouldn’t Apply His Own Brace
    Orthodontic work is expensive and often not covered by medical insurance, so it’s understandable that some people might entertain the idea of do-it-yourself braces using tiny rubber bands. Don’t even think about it. A report…
  • Sep 2

    Cellphones in the OR Can Distract from Vital Task

    Cellphones in the OR Can Distract from Vital Task
    If any work places should be distraction-free, a short list would include the command post for launching nuclear arms, the control tower of a busy airport and the operating room. We have no information about the first two, but a recent study…
  • Sep 1

    Cancer and Fertility — What Aren’t They Telling You?

    Cancer and Fertility — What Aren’t They Telling You?
    When you're diagnosed with cancer, fear of death can overwhelm any other issues. Which is too bad, because cancer treatment can -- but doesn't have to -- take away your ability to have children. There are ways to preserve fertility, but…
Rank this Week: 984

California Business Litigation…

California Business Litigation Blog

Covers a wide range of business litigation issues in the Southern California area. By Sylvester, Oppenheim, & Linde.

http://www.californiabusinesslitigation.com/
  • Sep 3

    Enjoy Labor Day!

    Enjoy Labor Day!
    Labor Day is upon us. Summer is unofficially over. Many kids have started school and the rest will start in a few days. About Labor Day Labor Day is always celebrated on the first Monday of September. Americans have been celebrating Labor…
  • Aug 27

    California Court of Appeals Awards Harassed City of Los Angeles Employee $3.2 Million

    California Court of Appeals Awards Harassed City of Los Angeles Employee $3.2 Million
    A California appellate court has ruled in favor of a white employee who suffered from discrimination by his Hispanic boss. The court ordered the City of Los Angeles to give James Duffy $3.2 million for the harassment he received from his…
  • Aug 19

    Des Moines School District Settles Former Superintendent Lawsuit

    Des Moines School District Settles Former Superintendent Lawsuit
    A lawsuit brought by a former superintendent against her school district has been settled. Nancy Sebring, who served as superintendent of Des Moines Public Schools, received a settlement from the district's insurer before the matter came…
Rank this Week: 904

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Counterpoint: The Economist's attack on the patent system-- it's all about controlling the narrative

    Counterpoint: The Economist's attack on the patent system-- it's all about controlling the narrative
    Fellow Kat Nicola has done an elegant job summarizing the case against the current patent system set out by The Economist in the Leader, entitled “Time to Fix Patents”, which appeared in the 8 August issue (the title of…
  • Sep 3

    Will Impulse shoppers be Impulsive? CJEU gives guidance

    Will Impulse shoppers be Impulsive? CJEU gives guidance
    Five-and-a-bit months after the Opinion of Advocate General Wahl was published in Case C-125/14, [here, with Katnote here] in Iron & Smith Kft v Unilever NV, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has delivered…
  • Sep 2

    Wednesday whimsie

    Wednesday whimsie
    Never too late!  On the Monday of every week this weblog publishes a "Never Too Late ..." feature in which it summarises, complete with links, the topics covered in the previous week's Katposts.  This week was no exception.…
Rank this Week: 124

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    "HUCKLEBERRY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE" DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION

    "HUCKLEBERRY PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE" DOUBLES DOWN ON HIS ATTACK ON THE CONSTITUTION
    UPDATE:  The jail house door has slammed behind Ms. Davis as she is found in contempt of court.  The bottom line: don't openly defy a federal judge, unless you are ready for 3 hots and a cot.Ms. Davis is described as being in…
  • Sep 2

    AFTER ALL THESE YEARS

    AFTER ALL THESE YEARS
    UPDATE WARREN SCHWARTZ: We've heard that long time REGJB fixture Warren Schwartz had some unexpected surgery today, but that he is doing fine and resting comfortably. We are sure all of our readers join in wishing him a speedy…
  • Aug 31

    REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO

    REPORT FROM GROUND ZERO
    DRAFT UPDATE (yawn) 9pm tonight? Let us know. Rain storm Erika. Ground Zero. Wet leaves scattered everywhere. The gardner will be upset. Neighbor has a tree branch down. Uhho. Channel seven news van comes screeching…
Rank this Week: 122

Law Practice Tips Blog

Law Practice Tips Blog

Covers law practice management, the Internet and technology. By Jim Calloway.

http://jimcalloway.typepad.com/lawpracticetips/
  • Sep 3

    Leadership Training - ABA Lead Law 2015

    Leadership Training - ABA Lead Law 2015
    The American Bar Association just sent me a notice that this week's early bird deadline for its ABA Lead Law 2015 has been extended until September 8. It will be held at Gunther Theatre, Peace Center in Greenville, SC on...
  • Aug 31

    Starting (or Restarting) Your Law Firm with "Why?"

    Starting (or Restarting) Your Law Firm with "Why?"
    Patrick J. Lamb of the Valorem Law Group spends more time than the average lawyer thinking about the operations of law firms. He is the author of the book Alternative Fees for Litigators and Their Clients. He has written and...
  • Aug 31

    How to Attract Clients in the Digital Era -Digital Edge Podcast

    How to Attract Clients in the Digital Era -Digital Edge Podcast
    I thought this was a very nice podcast on a timely topic. I'm just going to repeat much of Legal Talk Network's description of How to Attract Clients in the Digital Era. On this episode of The Digital Edge, Sharon...
Rank this Week: 623

False Claims Counsel

False Claims Counsel

Covers False Claims Act and related statutes. By Ben Vernia.

http://www.falseclaimscounsel.com/wordpress
Rank this Week: 166

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/
  • Sep 3

    Why Did A Top Law School Chancellor Abruptly Resign?

    Why Did A Top Law School Chancellor Abruptly Resign?
    More details in the departure of a prominent dean paint the picture of an overwhelmingly toxic relationship with faculty.
  • Sep 3

    Today’s Tech: ILTACON And IgniteLaw

    Today’s Tech: ILTACON And IgniteLaw
    I know you’ve been inundated with posts about ILTACON 2015 written by my esteemed colleagues here at Above the Law. So for the purpose of this post and to avoid redundancies, I’m going to buck the trend and focus on the wine…
  • Sep 3

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.03.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.03.15
    * Who could be mad at this cute little hamster? Oh, Fox News anchor Harris Faulkner for whom the toy was named... without her consent. [Jezebel] * You like song parodies. So checkout these law-based ones that are "funny to lawyers…
Rank this Week: 9

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Sep 3

    A Change to the Restatement Series Numbering System

    A Change to the Restatement Series Numbering System
    The American Law Institute has changed it's system of numbering series of the Restatements of the Law. This change only effects current Restatement projects and all those moving forward. All previous numbered series remain as they are. ALI,…
  • Aug 27

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute

    Jenkins' Research Tip: Archived Versions of Pennsylvania Statute
    Ever need to see what a particular section of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes Annotated looked like at a specific time? Jenkins has print versions of the statutes going back to 1930.  We also have pocket parts from 1969 forward. The…
  • Aug 18

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin

    Aviation Titles at Jenkin
    Celebrate Orville Wright's birthday this week with NASA, The National Museum of the U.S. Air Force, Wright Brothers National Memorial Park, and other air and space organizations. His birthday, August 19, is recognized as National Aviation Day…
Rank this Week: 176

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Sep 3

    The Feds Need a Warrant to Spy With Stingrays From Now On

    The Feds Need a Warrant to Spy With Stingrays From Now On
    The federal government can no longer use controversial stingray devices to track mobile phone users without a warrant. The post The Feds Need a Warrant to Spy With Stingrays From Now On appeared first on WIRED.
  • Sep 3

    Chrysler Catches Flak for Patching Hack Via Mailed USB

    Chrysler Catches Flak for Patching Hack Via Mailed USB
    The company is asking its users to commit a security sin: Plugging a USB drive they receive in the mail into a sensitive computer. The post Chrysler Catches Flak for Patching Hack Via Mailed USB appeared first on WIRED.
  • Sep 3

    Snowden: Others Get Prosecuted for What Hillary Clinton Did

    Snowden: Others Get Prosecuted for What Hillary Clinton Did
    If anyone but Hillary Clinton had used a personal email server to send reportedly classified material, they would be prosecuted and lose their security clearance, Edward Snowden says. The post Snowden: Others Get Prosecuted for What Hillary…
Rank this Week: 13

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 3

    Meanwhile, in Kentucky

    Meanwhile, in Kentucky
    By Michael DorfMy editors at Verdict were kind enough to rush-publish my column on the Kim Davis case. The column is here. I'll have some further thoughts on the broad issue of when, if ever, government officials are entitled to religious…
  • Sep 3

    Bakers, Florists, Psychics, and the Structure of Libertarian Thought

    Bakers, Florists, Psychics, and the Structure of Libertarian Thought
    by Michael DorfThis is my third and final installment of my mini-series on the American Sociological Association meeting. (Earlier installments appear here and here.) I'll begin by repeating a finding that was reported on my plenary…
  • Sep 2

    More On the Endowment Effect and Athletic Ability

    More On the Endowment Effect and Athletic Ability
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the recent ruling by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, the final appeals court for global sports, that Dutee Chand, a female sprinter, may now may compete in women's track and…
Rank this Week: 280

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

GT L&E Blog

GT L&E Blog

Covers global developments in labor and employment law. By Greenberg Traurig.

http://www.gtleblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Get Ready for Even Quicker ‘Quickie’ Elections—NLRB Abandons Requirement for Signed Authorization Card

    Get Ready for Even Quicker ‘Quickie’ Elections—NLRB Abandons Requirement for Signed Authorization Card
    As we’ve previously reported, on April 14, 2015, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB or Board) implemented new union election rules (Election Rules), which made significant changes to the Board’s procedures for processing…
  • Aug 31

    NLRB Expands Joint Employer Standard in Browning-Ferris Decision

    NLRB Expands Joint Employer Standard in Browning-Ferris Decision
    Recently, the National Labor Relations Board made sweeping changes to its “joint employer” standard, announcing a new test that will surely lead to more findings of joint employment relationships under the National Labor Relations…
  • Aug 18

    IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wage

    IRS Chief Counsel: CA Waiting Time Penalties Are Not Wage
    For years now, Section 203 of the California Labor Code has required employers to pay a penalty for willful failure to provide a departing employee with their final wages on their last day of employment (or within 72 hours for employee who…
Rank this Week: 782

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 96

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Sep 3

    Right to Rent – just how bad is it?

    Right to Rent – just how bad is it?
    We though it would be bad. And thanks to the JCWI, we can now have an evidence based stab at an answer. JCWI co-ordinated an evaluation of the West Midlands pilot of ‘Right to Rent’ and have published the report (summary here, and…
  • Aug 31

    The way you Mackie me feel*

    The way you Mackie me feel*
    The latest episode in the ongoing saga of the unlawful moneylender Dharam Prakash Gopee [or sometimes Ghopee] has just been handed down. (To catch up with the extraordinary history of the predatory, unlawful secured lending of Mr…
  • Aug 24

    Making sense of deposits. Nearly.

    Making sense of deposits. Nearly.
    It started as such a simple idea, the tenancy deposit regulations. But bad drafting and some ‘interesting’ interpretations by the Courts put paid to that. We now have a confusing mess, for both landlords and tenants. So, in a…
Rank this Week: 532

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Sep 3

    A Job: Be an Online Juror

    A Job: Be an Online Juror
    Who knew there was such a business? From Daily Worth: Join an Online Jury “Trial attorneys are frequently looking for people to weigh in on real cases that may not have gone to court yet,” Martin says. “They rely upon...
  • Sep 2

    Review: The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century!

    Review: The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person’s Guide to Writing in the 21st Century!
    The new issue of Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing is out,and it contains my review of Steven Pinker's recent book The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century! Here is the conclusion: In...
  • Sep 2

    Storytelling in a Nutshell

    Storytelling in a Nutshell
    While surfing the web, I came across this excellent 14 page CLE handout that sums up the definition and practice of storytelling: Frank Mungo, The Hero’s Journey: Winning More Trials by Telling Emotionally Compelling Stories (here). It is…
Rank this Week: 598

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 3

    Wal-Mart and the Social License to Operate

    Wal-Mart and the Social License to Operate
    Has Wal-Mart reformed? Last week I blogged about whether conscious consumers or class actions can really change corporate behavior, especially in the areas of corporate social responsibility or human rights. I ended that post by asking…
  • Sep 2

    Calling All M&A Instructors: Request for Practical Teaching Tool

    Calling All M&A Instructors: Request for Practical Teaching Tool
    As many readers already know, I teach Corporate Finance in the fall semester as a three-credit-hour planning and drafting seminar. The course is designed to teach students various contexts in which valuations are used in the legal practice of…
  • Sep 1

    Ten Promises For New (and Old) Law Professors to Consider

    Ten Promises For New (and Old) Law Professors to Consider
    A couple weeks a go, I wrote Ten Promises For New Law Students to Consider, which discussed the promises I made to myself when I went to law school. It seems to me appropriate that I should follow up with...
Rank this Week: 223

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
Rank this Week: 369

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
Rank this Week: 894

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Sep 3

    Where’s Bernie?

    Where’s Bernie?
    Where Bernie Sanders stands on the issues. Where there are Bernie Sanders events near you. Backstory on above.
  • Sep 3

    U Miami Security Self-Surveillance App: Clever or Creepy?

    U Miami Security Self-Surveillance App: Clever or Creepy?
    UGuardian App :: UMPD Campus Safety: Miami has a new app which lets users phone quickly for campus cops, and also set a time to get from one place to another, during which ‘friends’ can monitor progress. And if the ……
  • Sep 2

    Trump in Your Head

    Trump in Your Head
    Folks from Miami make a video about Donald Trump: Could be better, but it’s a start and it has its moments. The Miami Herald has more details about whodunnit.
Rank this Week: 15

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
  • Sep 3

    Recent Changes To Joint Employer Status Under The NLRA

    Recent Changes To Joint Employer Status Under The NLRA
    By Owen H. Laird, Esq. In a recent decision, the National Labor Relations Board (“NRLB”) expanded its definition of what constitutes a “joint employer.”  This seemingly innocuous change in policy could have…
  • Sep 1

    Comic Book Creator Stan Lee Is Sued By Former Assistant For Violating California Labor Law

    Comic Book Creator Stan Lee Is Sued By Former Assistant For Violating California Labor Law
    Jennifer Melendez and Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On August 22, 2015, Shawn Lukaszewics filed a complaint in Los Angeles Superior Court against legendary comic book creator and former president and chairman of Marvel Comics, Stan Lee, his wife Joan…
  • Aug 26

    Second Circuit Overrules Lambert Decision, Expanding Workers’ Right

    Second Circuit Overrules Lambert Decision, Expanding Workers’ Right
    Edgar M. Rivera, Esq. On April 20, 2015, in Greathouse v. JHS Security Inc., the Second Circuit Court of Appeals overruled Lambert v. Genesee Hospital, thereby expanding workers’ rights to protect employees from retaliation for…
Rank this Week: 669

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Anglican Curmudgeonr

Covers Episcopal (Anglican) canon law, church property lawsuits, and church governance.

http://accurmudgeon.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Standing up to the Obergefeller

    Standing up to the Obergefeller
    The clerk elected by the voters of Rowan County, Kentucky, has been sent to jail by a Kentucky federal judge, for refusing to perform an act under Kentucky state law that five majority justices of the United States Supreme Court have ordered…
  • Sep 2

    What Do Sarah Bernhardt and Marie Curie Have in Common?

    What Do Sarah Bernhardt and Marie Curie Have in Common?
    That is a very good question. Until I read Mary McAuliffe's fascinating Twilight of the Belle Epoque (Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2014), I had no idea. And yet their unique stories united, for a time in World War I and…
  • Aug 19

    An Uplifting Tale of Love and Determination

    An Uplifting Tale of Love and Determination
    Work levels have prevented my blogging much lately. Rather than add to the gruesome news of beheadings and baby butchery, I will use a brief respite to call your attention to this inspiring article by Prof. Matt Might, who blogs regularly on…
Rank this Week: 418

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Maryland Divorce Legal Crier

Covers divorce, child support, child custody, alimony, equitable property distribution, father's rights, mother's rights, family law, and laws on divorce. By James Gross.

http://mddivorcelawyers.com/legalcrier
  • Sep 3

    Terms and Conditions Unspoken

    Terms and Conditions Unspoken
    When two people enter into a business deal, they usually negotiate and put their agreement in writing so there will be no misunderstandings. Not so, says divorce attorney, Larry Frolick, in the case of a marriage. Frolick describes the…
  • Aug 28

    Ashley Madison and Grounds for Divorce

    Ashley Madison and Grounds for Divorce
    Do you have grounds for divorce if you find your spouse among the 37 million hacked users of Ashley Madison, the dating website for married people looking to cheat? In DC, the answer is no. There are only two grounds for divorce in DC —…
  • Aug 21

    Ashley Madison Hack Spurs Divorce

    Ashley Madison Hack Spurs Divorce
    Divorce lawyers are seeing an upsurge in business as a result of the hack attack on the Ashley Madison Internet dating site for married people. The hackers posted names, street and email addresses and payments for millions of users, mostly…
Rank this Week: 680

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Sep 3

    Next USPTO Patent Quality Chat - September 8

    Next USPTO Patent Quality Chat - September 8
    Ann Robl Why not ease back into the work week after the long Labor Day weekend by attending the USPTO Patent Quality Chat webinar on Tuesday? This month’s topic is…
  • Sep 1

    Let's Get Ethical!

    Let's Get Ethical!
    Julie Langdon In what is an unusual set of facts, a court recently disqualified a law firm from acting as trial advocates in a case where the lead litigation attorney also prosecuted…
  • Aug 28

    Friday Fun - Patent for Action Figures with Interchangeable Brain

    Friday Fun - Patent for Action Figures with Interchangeable Brain
    Ann Robl Hats off to Uncle Milton Industries and inventor Mr. Poesch for this entertaining patent (U.S. 7,338,340). Each toy starts as a stereotypical character with a set of…
Rank this Week: 202

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    National Council of La Raza v. Cegavske (9th Cir. - Sept. 3, 2015)

    National Council of La Raza v. Cegavske (9th Cir. - Sept. 3, 2015)
    Is Judge Jones becoming the new Judge Real?Three civil rights organizations claim that Nevada isn't following the National Voter Registration Act of 1993.  That statute creates a private cause of action, and plaintiffs have some pretty…
  • Sep 2

    Sequeira v. Lincoln National Life Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 1, 2015)

    Sequeira v. Lincoln National Life Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 1, 2015)
    There are plenty of people in this world who hate insurance companies.  Absolutely hate 'em.  Think they're abusive, sleazy, money-grubbing bastards.I'm not one of those people.  As a whole, I think the industry's no worse --…
  • Sep 2

    People v. Vasquez (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 31, 2015)

    People v. Vasquez (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 31, 2015)
    Who needs me when you have Justice Gilbert, who write the following as the first two sentences of this opinion:"The new owner of a house prepares to move in. She transfers utilities to her name, installs locks, leaves personal items in the…
Rank this Week: 334

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 3

    International Students in the United State

    International Students in the United State
    “SEVIS by the Numbers,” a quarterly report on international students studying in the United States, was released Thursday, Sept. 3 by the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP), part of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s…
  • Sep 3

    "Home" by Warsan Shire

    "Home" by Warsan Shire
    "Home" by Warsan Shire is your must read of the day. It offers a powerful message in the wake of the widely-publicized photo of 3-year old Aylan Kurdi's body, washed upon the shores of Turkey. Shire writes: you have to...
  • Sep 3

    New Americans Campaign Celebrates Citizenship Day

    New Americans Campaign Celebrates Citizenship Day
    In September, hundreds of lawful permanent residents throughout the country will take the first step towards becoming United States citizens by attending free or low-cost events as part of the New Americans Campaign. This month, New Americans…
Rank this Week: 72

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Sep 3

    Woman Denied Visitation Rights After Same-Sex Divorce

    Woman Denied Visitation Rights After Same-Sex Divorce
    In Maryland, an appeals court ruled that a lesbian woman has no right to custody or visitation to a child whom her former partner gave birth to before the couple was married. In its ruling, the court cited a lack of state laws that govern…
  • Sep 2

    States Need to Prepare for Same-Sex Divorce

    States Need to Prepare for Same-Sex Divorce
    Now that the U.S. Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage, couples across the nation who have longed to make their commitment a legal one, can at last. The landmark ruling has leveled the legal landscape for same-sex couples, and the…
  • Sep 1

    Canadian Couple's 'Divorce Selfie' on Facebook Goes Viral

    Canadian Couple's 'Divorce Selfie' on Facebook Goes Viral
    CALGARY, Canada – a Canadian couple posted their "divorce selfie" on Facebook, and their pic has swept the Internet by storm. S. and C. Neuman, of Calgary, are smiling in the photo and appear to be at court. As of Aug. 31, their…
Rank this Week: 559

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Sep 3

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace

    Sexual Orientation Discrimination in the Workplace
    Harassment on the basis of sexual orientation has been largely ignored in the workplace but this is changing. Gays, lesbians and transgender workers are not included as a “protected class” under Title VII of the Civil Rights…
  • Aug 26

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting

    Murderer Cites Workplace Bullying in TV Shooting
    Update: As information has developed, it is apparent that Flanagan filed an earlier lawsuit  alleging race discrimination against a Florida television station in 2000. This appears to be the lawsuit that he refers to as having…
  • Aug 20

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice

    Appeals Court Says Inequality Should Not Bar Justice
    There is a persistent myth in America that our adversarial court system gives every litigant an equal chance for justice. In fact, research overwhelmingly shows that federal courts are like casinos where the government and big business…
Rank this Week: 971

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 3

    More On Law School Tuition Discounting

    More On Law School Tuition Discounting
    Following up on last week's post, Average Private Law School Tuition Discount Approaches 50%: preLaw, Which Law Schools Discount Tuition the Most?: What you see is not what you get when it comes to law school tuition. In fact, the average law…
  • Sep 3

    ABA Names Tanina Rostain 2015 Legal Rebel

    ABA Names Tanina Rostain 2015 Legal Rebel
    Tanina Rostain (Georgetown) has named a 2015 Legal Rebel by the ABA Journal: Professor Tanina Rostain has made a 180-degree turn in her work on the ethics of lawyering. For nearly 20 years she pushed to reform organizational pressures that…
  • Sep 3

    Registration Is Open For Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Right

    Registration Is Open For Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Right
    Registration is now open for the Inaugural International Conference on Taxpayer Rights in Washington, D.C. on November 18-19, 2015 (agenda): The National Taxpayer Advocate of the Internal Revenue Service is convening the Inaugural…
Rank this Week: 52

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Sep 3

    Privilege and Internal Investigation

    Privilege and Internal Investigation
    Earlier this year, the Wall Street Journal ran an interesting story about several cases in which U.S. courts refused to recognize the attorney-client privilege for communications between in-house counsel and overseas companies. The article…
  • Aug 26

    Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtable

    Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtable
    Once again, the ABA Criminal Justice Section Academics Committee will host work-in-progress roundtables at the annual Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute in Washington, DC. The roundtables will be held on Thursday, October 22, 2015 from…
  • Aug 13

    SEC ALJs: An Enforcement Fast-Track is Hitting the Constitutional Skid

    SEC ALJs: An Enforcement Fast-Track is Hitting the Constitutional Skid
    Guest Bloggers - Peter Hardy, Abe Rein and Carolyn Kendall On Wednesday, Judge Berman of the Southern District of New York issued an order preliminarily enjoining the SEC from pursuing an administrative proceeding – an in-house trial before…
Rank this Week: 290

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Sep 3

    HRW: Turkish police abuse rebel detainee

    HRW: Turkish police abuse rebel detainee
    [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] accused [news report] Turkish police of “disturbing abuse” Wednesday for their actions towards detainees in the renewed conflict with the Kurdish rebel forces [BBC…
  • Sep 3

    ASCA: Over 80,000 US prisoners in solitary confinement

    ASCA: Over 80,000 US prisoners in solitary confinement
    [JURIST] The Association of State Correctional Administrators (ASCA) [official website], in partnership with the Arthur Liman Public Interest Program at Yale Law School [website] released [press release] a report [PDF] Wednesday estimating…
  • Sep 3

    UN: France soldier accused of sex abuse in Central African Republic

    UN: France soldier accused of sex abuse in Central African Republic
    [JURIST] UN High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein [official profile] announced [press release] Thursday that UN workers were informed on August 30 that a teenage girl in the Central African Republic (CAR) [BBC…
Rank this Week: 11

Estate Law Canada

Estate Law Canada

Covers estate planning topics, trusts, probate, Enduring Powers of Attorney, health care directives, incapacity issues and elder law. By Lynne Butler.

http://estatelawcanada.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 3

    Executor still won't sell land after 13 year

    Executor still won't sell land after 13 year
    Being an executor can be tough, but sometimes being a beneficiary is no picnic, either. I recently heard from a frustrated beneficiary who is feeling stuck between a reluctant executor and the cost of a lawsuit. Here is his note, followed by…
  • Aug 30

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office

    You're invited to the Grand Opening of my new office
    Not long ago, I said that I'd decided to go into business for myself. I'm now only about a week away from opening the doors! My new website has been launched, and I'd love it if you would click here to take a look at it. I hope that by…
  • Aug 25

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year

    B.C. judge rules man has a right to half of $1.2-million Vancouver home he hasn’t lived in for 44 year
    Way back in 1968, David and Sharon Johnston bought a house in Vancouver for about $37,000. They held the title to the property as tenants-in-common, each owning half. Within a few years, the marriage was in trouble and David moved out. The…
Rank this Week: 554

Law Librarians

Law Librarians

By Mark Giangrande and Joe Hodnicki.

http://llb2.com/
  • Sep 3

    Short Takes On The News: Public Defenders, Lawyer Ideology, and Faculty Pay

    Short Takes On The News: Public Defenders, Lawyer Ideology, and Faculty Pay
    Short Takes on the News The Governor of Maine is promoting legislation that would revise how representation for indigent criminal defendants is organized in that state.  Rather than organizing a public entity to perform the work, the…
  • Aug 31

    Study Examines The Shrinking Print Collection in Law Librarie

    Study Examines The Shrinking Print Collection in Law Librarie
    I get press releases. Oh do I get press releases from publicists on some of the wackiest topics out there.  I’m not going to go into that because there is one that actually relates to something in which I’m interested. …
  • Aug 24

    A Little Law School News For Monday

    A Little Law School News For Monday
    I’m teaching orientation classes this week.  Got to have 1Ls signed up for Westlaw, Lexis, and Bloomberg Law after all.  Posting may be a bit more spotty that usual because of that.  Nonetheless, there are a few…
Rank this Week: 561

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 3

    With no fixed address, two men start Toronto’s only underpass library

    With no fixed address, two men start Toronto’s only underpass library
    “Al is an avid reader. He estimates he reads a different book every two days. He reads so much, people give him new books all the time. Al had so many books, he and a friend decided to start their own library. Only Al has no fixed…
  • Sep 3

    New User Research Center Opens Its Door

    New User Research Center Opens Its Door
    “Visitors to the Harvard Library User Research Center open house on August 27 had the opportunity to try out new tools that provide insight into how users interact with online interfaces, physical spaces, and public services. The User…
  • Sep 3

    The public library in an Internet age: Walton Erickson Public Library

    The public library in an Internet age: Walton Erickson Public Library
    Although Walton Erickson Memorial Library in Morley is one of only six libraries left in the state that uses a physical card catalog instead of an automated one, that doesn’t mean it’s technology deficient. The library has six…
Rank this Week: 144

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Sep 3

    Teens Charged With Exploiting Themselve

    Teens Charged With Exploiting Themselve
    Let me just warn you in advance that the following sentence will make no sense at all: After a 16-year-old Fayetteville girl made a sexually explicit nude photo of herself for her boyfriend last fall, the Cumberland County Sheriff's…
  • Sep 2

    The Taiwanese Animators Notice Missouri's Failed Gerrymander

    The Taiwanese Animators Notice Missouri's Failed Gerrymander
    The story of the failed gerrymander attempt in Columbia, Missouri (see "Gerrymanders Miss One Person" (Aug. 31)), has been extremely popular, and not just in the United States. The famous Taiwanese Animators have now turned it into a video…
  • Sep 2

    Lawsuit Blames Negligent Six-Year-Old

    Lawsuit Blames Negligent Six-Year-Old
    "A judge will now have to decide whether the six-year-old can be held legally responsible for her actions," says the Telegraph about a case pending in Austria. According to the report, the accident she's accused of causing "took place…
Rank this Week: 647

Innocence Project

Innocence Project

Covers capital punishment and wrongful convictions.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news-events-exonerations
Rank this Week: 926

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Sep 3

    In My Grandfather’s Footsteps: A Worthwhile Summer Spent at EPA 

    In My Grandfather’s Footsteps: A Worthwhile Summer Spent at EPA 
    Every summer, EPA brings in students to work, learn practical environmental skills, and enhance their educational experience through our Pathways Intern Program. The Big Blue Thread is proud to feature several blogs written by these interns,…
  • Sep 3

    Great Lakes Successes – Part 2

    Great Lakes Successes – Part 2
    We’ve all made remarkable progress in the first five years of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI), much of it visible. (see Opinion) But behind every official success there are many other successes. Here a few of the…
  • Sep 3

    Safety First!

    Safety First!
    by Virginia Thompson Swimming at our local pool is one of my favorite summer activities.  As I recently reflected on the accomplishment of logging 1,000 laps annually for nearly a decade, it dawned on me we often don’t give a…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Sep 3

    [Sasha Volokh] Cato’s Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17

    [Sasha Volokh] Cato’s Constitution Day on Thursday, September 17
    Cato’s 14th Annual Constitution Day event will be two weeks from now: Thursday, September 17, at Cato’s offices in Washington, D.C. Here’s a link to the site, so you can register. I’ll be on the 2:15-3:30 panel on…
  • Sep 3

    [Sasha Volokh] Wrapping up judicial non-delegation

    [Sasha Volokh] Wrapping up judicial non-delegation
    I’ve recently been blogging about my new article, The Inherent-Powers Corollary: Judicial Non-Delegation and Federal Common Law, which I’ve posted to SSRN. Here’s a link to my last post, which contains the links to all…
  • Sep 3

    [David Post] In a dark corner of the Trans-Pacific Partnership lurks some pretty nasty copyright law

    [David Post] In a dark corner of the Trans-Pacific Partnership lurks some pretty nasty copyright law
    The extent to which our international obligations interact with — and may sometimes override — domestic law is a pretty fascinating one, and is, for any number of pretty obvious reasons, increasingly in the news. Here’s a…
Rank this Week: 8

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Sep 3

    How Divorce Affects Kids’ School Performance

    How Divorce Affects Kids’ School Performance
    Divorce can be earth shattering for children. One of the biggest challenges divorced parents face is helping their kids through the process. This is hard enough when the children are under the watch care of their father or mother. Once they…
  • Sep 2

    DadsDivorce Live: Transitioning Through Divorce & Parental Separation

    DadsDivorce Live: Transitioning Through Divorce & Parental Separation
    Divorce and relationships expert Nancy Fagan, founder of the The Divorce Help Clinic, recently launched a new site designed to help parents and children through the transition of divorce. The site, www.FairyGoodHeart.com, offers resources…
  • Sep 1

    The Dos & Don’ts Of Post-Divorce Dating

    The Dos & Don’ts Of Post-Divorce Dating
    Dads should always proceed with caution when jumping back into the dating game following a divorce. While it is certainly possible to successfully make that transition and find a compatible partner, many men make several common mistakes that…
Rank this Week: 897

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Sep 3

    Dallas lawyers to offer several legal aid resources this month

    Dallas lawyers to offer several legal aid resources this month
    The Dallas Bar Association and Legal Aid of NorthWest Texas will host several free legal aid events during September, including in-person civil, expunction, and veterans clinics across Dallas County, as well as a call-in program with lawyers.…
  • Sep 1

    Webinar to train paralegals on pro bono volunteering

    Webinar to train paralegals on pro bono volunteering
    The Paralegal Division of the State Bar of Texas and texaslawhelp.org are offering a free training webinar to paralegals who are interested in volunteering for the website’s pro bono program. The webinar will be available online…
  • Aug 31

    Numbers revealed for Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card

    Numbers revealed for Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card
    Findings from the Austin Law Firm Diversity Report Card recently revealed an increase in the number of minority attorneys employed in the city’s biggest law firms. Now in its fourth year, the annual report—a joint effort between…
Rank this Week: 354

Director's Forum: David Kappos'…

Director's Forum: David Kappos' Public Blog

From the US Patent and Trademark Office.

http://www.uspto.gov/blog/director/
  • Sep 3

    New Patents Petitions Timeline

    New Patents Petitions Timeline
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee People have asked us for more information on the patents petition process, and based on that input, I’m pleased to announce that…
  • Aug 19

    PTAB Update: Proposed Changes to Rules Governing PTAB Trial Proceeding

    PTAB Update: Proposed Changes to Rules Governing PTAB Trial Proceeding
    Blog by Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Director of the USPTO Michelle K. Lee When the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act of 2011 (AIA) created three new kinds of post-patent issuance review proceedings to be…
  • Aug 6

    Modernization of Electronic Patent Application Proce

    Modernization of Electronic Patent Application Proce
    Guest Blog by Deputy Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property and Deputy Director of the USPTO Russ Slifer I’m excited to let you know about one of our newest initiatives, eCommerce Modernization (eMod), which will…
Rank this Week: 557

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Sep 3

    Former Florida Broker Pleads Guilty in $9 Million Investment Fraud

    Former Florida Broker Pleads Guilty in $9 Million Investment Fraud
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Gignesh Movalia, a former Florida based registered broker, has pled guilty to an investment fraud.Movalia was the founder and manager of OM Global Investment Fund LLC, an investment fund…
  • Sep 1

    Mediocre Performance of Hedge Funds Hidden By Reporting Biase

    Mediocre Performance of Hedge Funds Hidden By Reporting Biase
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:According to a recent study, the average annualized return for the hedge fund industry since 1996 decreases from 12.6 percent to just 6.3 percent after the biases that hedge funds used to…
  • Aug 28

    Edward Jones Fines $20M for Municipal Bond Overcharge

    Edward Jones Fines $20M for Municipal Bond Overcharge
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: The SEC has ordered Missouri based brokerage firm Edward Jones to pay $20 million as a fine for overcharging retail customers in new municipal bond sales.According to the SEC, Edward Jones…
Rank this Week: 226

Legal by the Bay

Legal by the Bay

Reports on Bay Area legal news, pro bono and diversity in the legal profession, tech tips and resources, work life balance, and more. By the Bar Association of San Francisco,

http://blog.sfbar.org/
Rank this Week: 970

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Sep 3

    Former Crown/NDP candidate asking for judicial review of firing

    Former Crown/NDP candidate asking for judicial review of firing
    A week after winning the NDP nomination for Ottawa-Vanier, former federal prosecutor Emilie Taman was in Federal Court Tuesday, asking for a judicial review of the Public Service Commission of Canada’s decision this summer to fire…
  • Sep 3

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 3, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Sept. 3, 2015
    Canada Portuguese man fined for harassing swimming deer off B.C. coast, Canadian Press Innocent bystander dies in targeted shooting in Abbotsford, Canadian Press Case of accused B.C. polygamist heads to trial without preliminary hearing,…
  • Sep 2

    What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?

    What would you do if you weren’t a lawyer?
    You’ve likely asked yourself this question out of curiosity, or perhaps in a moment of mild regret: If I was not a lawyer, what would I be? For many Canadian lawyers, the answer is working in business, education, or fields in science,…
Rank this Week: 92