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Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Sep 16

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza

    It’s time for the US to stop fueling the conflict in Israel and Gaza
    As the UN General Assembly begins its meeting today in New York City, Amnesty International is delivering 187,563 signatures to the White House in a global call to cut off weapons that fuel abuses in Israel and the Occupied Palestinian…
  • Sep 15

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic

    African healthcare laid bare by Ebola epidemic
    Today, the outbreak of Ebola has meant that Sierra Leone’s struggling healthcare system, and others in neighboring African countries – particularly Liberia and Guinea – have been completely overwhelmed. The Ebola outbreak…
  • Sep 11

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran

    Jon Stewart’s New Film Rosewater and Ongoing Persecution of Journalists in Iran
    When CBS’ 60 Minutes aired its 8 Days in Tehran program in May 2014, featuring seemingly unfettered access to Iranian officials and frank interviews with ordinary citizens, observers may have been justified in assuming that a new day…
Rank this Week: 37

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Sep 16

    Maine Property Owner And Recent Sale

    Maine Property Owner And Recent Sale
    A Maine property owner has received an offer for double what he paid for a property only three years ago.  However, when looking at the change in the market demand for waterfront usage, one should recognize that these changes are so…
  • Sep 15

    The “Threat of Terrorism” Defense To Providing Property Owner List

    The “Threat of Terrorism” Defense To Providing Property Owner List
    Federal statutes now provide that, in certain circumstances, the potential property owner list of those owners who may be condemned cannot be released.  The claim is that the procedure protects utility companies from the “threat of…
  • Sep 12

    Rover Pipeline Moves Forward In Michigan

    Rover Pipeline Moves Forward In Michigan
    The Rover pipeline land agents are moving forward seeking entry onto properties for survey purposes.  Michigan law provides that surveys may be conducted prior to the filing of a condemnation complaint or even the receipt of project…
Rank this Week: 820

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Sep 16

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update

    Tuesday Lobbying and Campaign Finance News Update
    Lobbying “Lobbying World” in The Hill. “Lobbyist Thomas H. Boggs Jr. Dies at Age 73” by Bridget Bowman in Roll Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 15

    Monday News Roundup

    Monday News Roundup
    Lobbying “Lobbying on the ‘Internet of Things’” by Catherine Ho in The Washington Post. Rhode Island: “R.I. Still Awaiting Decision Continued on Next Page
  • Sep 12

    Suffolk County, NY Considers Amending Its Lobbying Law

    Suffolk County, NY Considers Amending Its Lobbying Law
    The Suffolk County Legislature introduced an ordinance amending the county’s lobbying law. Resolution No. 1658-2014 expands the definition of lobbying Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 519

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Broker Anthony Diaz

    FINRA Files Complaint Against Broker Anthony Diaz
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) brought a complaint against broker Anthony Diaz (Diaz) concerning a host of industry violations. Diaz entered the securities industry in January 2000 and has been registered with eleven…
  • Sep 15

    Oak Ridge Financial Services Sanctioned Over Non-Traditional ETF Sales Practice

    Oak Ridge Financial Services Sanctioned Over Non-Traditional ETF Sales Practice
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioned brokerage firm The Oak Ridge Financial Services Group, lnc. (Oak Ridge) in connection with allegations that Oak Ridge failed to establish and maintain a supervisory system…
  • Sep 12

    FINRA Sanctions B. C. Ziegler and Company For Failure to Supervise Church Bond Sales (Part II)

    FINRA Sanctions B. C. Ziegler and Company For Failure to Supervise Church Bond Sales (Part II)
    This post picks up on our first article on The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) sanctioning brokerage firm B. C. Ziegler and Company (B. C. Ziegler) and ordering the brokerage firm to pay $150,000 on allegations that the firm…
Rank this Week: 789

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 16

    PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum

    PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum
    Emma Cassidy is Legal & Communications Trainee in PILnet, The Global Network of Public Interest Law. PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law is pleased to announce that registration for the  2014 European Pro Bono…
  • Sep 16

    12th Annual Human Rights Conference: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland

    12th Annual Human Rights Conference: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland
    Helen Kehoe is policy development executive at the Law Society of Ireland. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate and the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society extend an invite to  ‘Criminal Justice and Human…
  • Sep 11

    On Repealing the 8th Amendment. #repealthe8th

    On Repealing the 8th Amendment. #repealthe8th
    Our regular contributor Mairead Enright spoke at the recent ‘Repeal the 8th’ conference in Dublin last Saturday. A video of her presentation is below. You can find other videos of the day (by Paula Geraghty) here. To join Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 59

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Sep 16

    Nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support Award

    Nominations for the AALS Section on Academic Support Award
    The following announcement is from Joyce Savio Herleth, Chair of the Awards Committee for the section: The Awards Committee for the AALS Section on Academic Support is soliciting nominations for our section award. The Association of American…
  • Sep 15

    It is not too soon to review

    It is not too soon to review
    Even though the semester is still new, build in time to review. First year students and upper-level students, alike, should build in time for review on a daily and a weekly basis. When first year students hear that law students...
  • Sep 14

    Law School Action Comics #6

    Law School Action Comics #6
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 603

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Briefly: In The National Law Journal (registration or subscription required), Tony Mauro reports on the amicus briefs filed in Elonis v. United States, in which the Justices will consider whether a Pennsylvania man’s Facebook posts…
  • Sep 15

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Nebraska v. Mantich 13-1348 Issue: Whether Miller v. Alabama – which held that a state may not sentence a teenage murderer to life imprisonment without parole unless the state provides a process…
  • Sep 15

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On September 18, the Heritage Foundation will host a panel on recent developments in campaign finance litigation and campaign speech, featuring Floyd Abrams, Erin Murphy, Ronald Collins, and moderator Adam Liptak.  The event, which will…
Rank this Week: 12

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 215

Election Law

Election Law

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

http://electionlawblog.org/
  • Sep 16

    Live Blogging #KSSEN Taylor v. Kobach: Analysi

    Live Blogging #KSSEN Taylor v. Kobach: Analysi
    Oral argument in the Kansas Supreme Court has now completed in the case of Kobach v. Taylor, on the question whether Taylor’s name can be removed from the Kansas U.S. Senate ballot. The issue is especially important with incumbent…
  • Sep 15

    The Next Few Day

    The Next Few Day
    I’m soon heading to give the Constitution Day lecture Wednesday at Bucknell, “One Dollar, One Vote: Campaign Finance, Equality and the Supreme Court.” Before I go, I will try to live blog the Kansas Supreme Court oral…
  • Sep 15

    Looks Likes Democrats This Time Fighting for Right to Dark Money in Arizona

    Looks Likes Democrats This Time Fighting for Right to Dark Money in Arizona
    And the suit is heading to the Arizona Supreme Court. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 349

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of…

    Sasha Frere-Jones Tweated a series of "Perfect Recordings": Volume One, Volume Two, Volume 3, Volume 4, and Volume 5. Somebody assembled them into a Rdio playlist, which is here. There is quite a bit that I am familiar with, and some things…
  • Sep 15

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State…

    Urban Outfitters is selling Kent State sweatshirts with fake bullet holes and bloodstains. Obviously this is appalling, but you know what? As far as I am able to tell, Neil Young and his harmony buddies kept the money from "Ohio" and nobody…
  • Sep 12

    I ran into one of the former partners of…

    I ran into one of the former partners of the firm where I once worked at the deli the other day. He was a big deal back then, because he had a big institutional client, and then that client collapsed and suddenly he wasn't such a big deal. He…
Rank this Week: 387

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Appellees File for En Banc Rehearing in Hatim v. Obama

    Appellees File for En Banc Rehearing in Hatim v. Obama
    Yesterday petitioner-appellees Saeed Mohammed Saleh Hatim, Abdurrahman al-Shubati and Fadel Hentif filed a joint motion for en banc rehearing in Hatim v. Obama, the counsel access case. The detainees seek review of a…
  • Sep 16

    Motions to Televise Oral Argument in Klayman v. Obama

    Motions to Televise Oral Argument in Klayman v. Obama
    Last week appellees in Klayman v. Obama filed a motion for the court’s leave to televise the oral argument, scheduled for November 4, 2014. The D.C. Circuit denied that motion yesterday, prompting appellees to immediately…
  • Sep 15

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) We interrupt your regularly scheduled Lawfare Event Calender to bring you: The Future of Civilian Robotics. Monday, September 15th at 2 pm: Governance Studies at…
Rank this Week: 127

Record Clearing Blog

Record Clearing Blog

Covers criminal record removal. By Higbee & Associates.

http://www.recordclearing.org/blog/
  • Sep 16

    DUI

    DUI
    In 1993 I was in a car accident.  Later in that year after I moved 8 hours away from the occurrence, little did I know, I was issued a ticket 5 months later that stated “warrant issued for arrest”. I […] The post DUI…
  • Sep 9

    When Things Went Wrong

    When Things Went Wrong
    Back in August of 2011, I got jumped by a male and a female while I was pregnant. Their mother stood there and watched. She told them to do it in the first place. They were trying to get money […] The post When Things Went Wrong…
  • Aug 8

    Michigan Ruled by the Elite

    Michigan Ruled by the Elite
    I was convicted in 1999 and ever since then with my 3 felonies i cant find a job, only crappy minimum wage crap. i tried a pardon and it didnt work and then i tried getting an attorney who said […] The post Michigan Ruled by the Elite…
Rank this Week: 797

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Sep 16

    Damages – Compensation for Accidents and Personal Injury

    Damages – Compensation for Accidents and Personal Injury
    Accidents are an aptly named concept. Occurring anywhere and anytime, road accidents are the leading cause of deaths in the US. Research indicates that about 1.3 million people die in road crashes every year. That makes an average of…
  • Sep 15

    Driver Dangers: What Career Drivers Should Know to Stay Safe

    Driver Dangers: What Career Drivers Should Know to Stay Safe
    When you’re driving as a career, you have to spend more time than regular commuters on the road, and with daily driving comes challenges and safety concerns you must stay aware of all the time. To stay safe on the road and keep others…
  • Sep 12

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Puppies and kittens, vs. mirrors.
Rank this Week: 555

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Sep 16

    Performing Dog

    Performing Dog
    I recall now (following my last post) that you all quite like it when I whinge and whine. So here goes, especially for you (as a much younger Kylie would have said). A whine about the law of unintended consequences. Bundles : Bundles now have…
  • Sep 14

    Information Commissioner v Fat Controller

    Information Commissioner v Fat Controller
    This week was a week of altogether too much train travel and Friday took the biscuit. (NB : This is a bit woe is me. I feel much better now…) Care brief (legal aid) for client who needs continuity of counsel. Distant court at…
  • Sep 12

    The Children Act : Ian McEwan

    The Children Act : Ian McEwan
    I wasn’t going to read this book, fearful of the same galling disappointment when Silk (in series 3) started to lose its sense of realism and go off into flights of legal fancy. But then I read Ian McEwan’s piece in the Graun…
Rank this Week: 850

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Sep 16

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Marc A. Rodwin, Justin Silverman, Why the Medical Malpractice Crisis Persists Even When Malpractice Insurance Premiums Fall, SSRN. Carl E. Fisher, David L. Faigman, Paul S. Appelbaum, Toward a Jurisprudence of Psychiatric Evidence: Examining…
  • Sep 16

    Guest Blogger Professor Wendy Parmet - The King v. Governor of the State of New Jersey: Applying the First Amendment to Laws Regulating Physician Speech

    Guest Blogger Professor Wendy Parmet - The King v. Governor of the State of New Jersey: Applying the First Amendment to Laws Regulating Physician Speech
    Last week’s decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in King v. Governor of the State of New Jersey, provides an insightful addition to the growing body of case law examining the clash between the state’s...
  • Sep 16

    Guest Blogger Associate Professor Diana R.H. Winters: Questioning Quorn

    Guest Blogger Associate Professor Diana R.H. Winters: Questioning Quorn
    There was an article a couple of weeks ago in the New York Times about “engineered foods,” and how “a handful of high-tech start-ups are out to revolutionize the food system by engineering ‘meat’ and ‘eggs’ from pulverized plant…
Rank this Week: 573

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 828

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Sep 16

    Wal-Mart drivers granted certification of California minimum wage claim

    Wal-Mart drivers granted certification of California minimum wage claim
    By Ronald Miller Truck drivers employed by Wal-Mart were granted certification of driver class and waiting-time penalty class for the employer’s alleged failure to pay minimum wage in violation of the California Labor Code. Here, the…
  • Sep 16

    New California law will take on workplace bullying, require training

    New California law will take on workplace bullying, require training
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. On Tuesday, September 9, California Governor Edmond G. Brown, Jr., approved a bill that requires employers with 50 or more employees to include prevention of abusive conduct as a component of currently-required sexual…
  • Sep 14

    GE Lighting pays $537K to settle sex bias in hiring charges brought by OFCCP

    GE Lighting pays $537K to settle sex bias in hiring charges brought by OFCCP
    GE Lighting LLC has agreed to pay $537,000 in back wages and interest to 102 women who the OFCCP asserts were rejected for entry-level attendant positions at the company’s Bucyrus, Ohio facility. GE Lighting will also extend job offers…
Rank this Week: 631

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Sep 16

    Loeb Classical Library Goes Digital

    Loeb Classical Library Goes Digital
    “The Loeb Classical Library, the series of trim red (Latin) and green (Greek) volumes beloved of generations of students and design geeks, has slipped its distinctive color-coded covers and headed into the ether. The Digital Loeb…
  • Sep 16

    References, Please

    References, Please
    “In the age of the Internet, do we really need footnotes to reference quotations we have made in the text? For a book to be taken seriously, does it have to take us right to the yellowing page of some crumbling edition guarded in the…
  • Sep 16

    A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Acce

    A Scalable and Sustainable Approach to Open Acce
    “Funded by tertiary institutions rather than individual researchers, this new model seeks to provide open access not just to traditional academic publications but to all forms of scholarly output.” (via EDUCAUSE)
Rank this Week: 197

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

http://www.labovick.com/blog
  • Sep 16

    Safety Tips To Help You Avoid A Boating Accident

    Safety Tips To Help You Avoid A Boating Accident
    On September 9th, a boater was rescued by two Good Samaritans after his watercraft collided with a seawall in the Boynton Beach Inlet. Witnesses said the boater’s throttle was stuck, and he lost control of his boat. The man was pulled…
  • Sep 15

    Automobile Recalls to Watch Out For

    Automobile Recalls to Watch Out For
    Recall lists are constantly being updated with new safety problems involving cars, motorcycles, foods and even toys that your children play with.  With major issues of faulty airbags and faulty ignition switches GM has been at the top of…
  • Sep 12

    Why is Personal Injury Experience Important for Attorneys and Clients?

    Why is Personal Injury Experience Important for Attorneys and Clients?
    I recently came across an article written by Mark Bassingthwaighte, a risk manager for a professional liability insurance company, about attorneys that don’t normally take on personal injury cases “dabbling” in the practice…
Rank this Week: 939

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 16

    Channeling Whistleblower

    Channeling Whistleblower
    For those interested in national security, Edward Snowden, and some such, Glenn Reynolds has a new, short (8 pages) essay up on SSRN entitled Don't Fear the Leaker: Thoughts on Bureaucracy and Ethical Whistleblowing. Here is the abstract:…
  • Sep 16

    Scientific misconduct and the First Amendment

    Scientific misconduct and the First Amendment
    This proposal to make scientific misconduct a crime would seem to raise serious First Amendment problems, certainly under the Kennedy plurality in United States v. Alvarez. If false statements are not categorically unprotected, regulations…
  • Sep 15

    (Still) more on "The Freedom of the Church"

    (Still) more on "The Freedom of the Church"
    Over at the Law & Liberty blog, they ran a short essay of mine in which I set out the short-version of some claims I've been making in recent years about the freedom of religion and "the freedom of the church." They also…
Rank this Week: 90

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Call for Papers: Junior International Law Scholars Association Annual Meeting

    Call for Papers: Junior International Law Scholars Association Annual Meeting
    The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) has issued a call for papers for its annual meeting, to take place January 23, 2015, at the University of Miami School of Law. Here's the call:The Junior International Law Scholars…
  • Sep 16

    New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law

    New Issue: Journal of International Economic Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of International Economic Law (Vol. 17, no. 3, September 2014) is out. Contents include:General ArticlesSergio Puig, International Regime Complexity and Economic Law EnforcementAlberto Alvarez-Jimenez, The…
  • Sep 16

    Mattli & Dietz: International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence

    Mattli & Dietz: International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence
    Walter Mattli (Univ. of Oxford - Politics) & Thomas Dietz (Univ. of Muenster - Politics) have published International Arbitration and Global Governance: Contending Theories and Evidence (Oxford Univ. Press 2014). Contents include: Walter…
Rank this Week: 29

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 16

    News Roundup - September 16, 2014

    News Roundup - September 16, 2014
    CanadaMike Duffy expected to push for trial in order to fight charges over his expense claims, The Globe and MailMurderer sues prison for immediate parole after arbitrary transfer to medium-security facility, The National PostMontreal couple…
  • Sep 15

    Law firm beats debtor’s legal manoeuvre for $2.8 million

    Law firm beats debtor’s legal manoeuvre for $2.8 million
    Lawyer Michael Myers had a rather unusual response to a demand letter he sent on behalf of his client, the National Bank of Canada, seeking debt repayment.“Further communication from you, either by phone or mail or registered mail will…
  • Sep 15

    News Roundup - September 15, 2014

    News Roundup - September 15, 2014
    CanadaConservative government preparing balanced budget law as Parliament resumes, Calgary HeraldB.C. Supreme Court set to rule on man accused of running prostitution ring, The Vancouver SunBiker gang to appeal mass murder convictions in…
Rank this Week: 88

The United States Agricultural…

The United States Agricultural & Food Law and Policy Blog

Covers agricultural law and policy news. By the American Agricultural Law Association.

http://www.agandfoodlaw.com/
  • Sep 16

    Missouri Right to Farm Act Upheld

    Missouri Right to Farm Act Upheld
    Posted September 16, 2014 After all the votes have been recounted, the Missouri Amendment One, “Right to Farm,” stands, according to an Ozarks First article by Matt Lupoli available here. Feedstuffs also published an article…
  • Sep 12

    Stabenow Awarded WFP's Highest Honor

    Stabenow Awarded WFP's Highest Honor
    Posted September 12, 2014 Debbie Stabenow, Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman, was awarded the World Food Program USA's McGovern-Dole Leadership Award, according to an Agri-Pulse article by Daniel Enoch available here. The award is the…
  • Sep 10

    NFU Withdraws from Beef Checkoff

    NFU Withdraws from Beef Checkoff
    Posted September 10, 2014 The National Farmers Union (NFU) board of directors has voted to withdraw from the beef checkoff working group, according to a NFU release available here. MeatingPlace also published an article available here and…
Rank this Week: 809

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Sep 16

    Allen Legislation Facilitating Donations to Local Libraries Signed Into Law

    Allen Legislation Facilitating Donations to Local Libraries Signed Into Law
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) to facilitate charitable contributions for county and municipal libraries has been signed into law by Governor Christie. Senator Allen’s bipartisan legislation, S1803, gives…
  • Sep 15

    Beck, Allen, Addiego: Goodell Must Be Fired; Urge NFL Owners in NJ to Lead

    Beck, Allen, Addiego: Goodell Must Be Fired; Urge NFL Owners in NJ to Lead
    New Jersey Senators Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth), Diane Allen (R-Burlington) and Dawn Addiego (R-Burlington) issued the following statement urging NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to resign or be fired by league ownership: “Roger Goodell…
  • Sep 15

    Beck Joins Legislators in Support of Israel

    Beck Joins Legislators in Support of Israel
    Senator Jennifer Beck (R-Monmouth) joined with fellow legislators and the New Jersey State Association of Jewish Federations at a press conference at the state house to support legislation, AR154, showing solidarity with the State of Israel…
Rank this Week: 467

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 16

    UN Celebrates the 150th Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty

    UN Celebrates the 150th Ratification of the Disabilities Treaty
    The United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights issued a press release yesterday annoucing that Guyana had become the 150th state to ratify the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities. The Convention took…
  • Sep 15

    Scottish Referendum for Independence

    Scottish Referendum for Independence
    As many persons who follow international law are likely aware, this Thursday, September 18, Scottish voters will vote on whether to remain part of the United Kingdom (UK) or whether to secede and form an independent state. Pollsters currently…
  • Sep 12

    Bassiouni on International Extradition -- New Sixth Edition

    Bassiouni on International Extradition -- New Sixth Edition
    M. Cherif Bassiouni is Emeritus Professor of Law at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, where he taught from 1964-2012. He was a founding member of the International Human Rights Law Institute (established in 1990), and served as…
Rank this Week: 330

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

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

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Sep 16

    Law of armed conflict means that anti-detention provision in ECHR may be disapplied re Iraqi detainee

    Law of armed conflict means that anti-detention provision in ECHR may be disapplied re Iraqi detainee
    Hassan v. the United Kingdom (application no. 29750/09) ECHR 936 (16 September 2014) – read judgment This case concerned the capture of an Iraqi national, Tarek Hassan, by the British armed forces and his detention at Camp Bucca in…
  • Sep 15

    Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup

    Victims’ Rights, the EU Charter, and Passport Confiscation – the Human Rights Roundup
    Welcome back to the UK Human Rights Roundup, your regular (except for August) last night at the human rights Proms. The full list of links can be found here. You can find previous roundups here. Links compiled by Adam Wagner, post by…
  • Sep 12

    A novelist enters the Family Division

    A novelist enters the Family Division
    In his prolific career, writer Ian McEwan has brought us into the minds of physicists, neurosurgeons, conductors,  cultural and cold war spies and even stalkers. His most recent triumph is to have stepped deftly into the life of a…
Rank this Week: 772

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 16, 2014:Magnotta jury selection set to begin Tuesday Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers who are now suspended When Can An Employment Contract Be…
  • Sep 15

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 15, 2014:Elaborate Rules Means Justice System Is Expensive and Inaccessible Mike Duffy trial timing could be pre-election headache for…
  • Sep 12

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 12, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 12, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 12, 2014:“Former intern drops lawsuit against David Letterman” Manicure, spa and tattoo health violations disclosed Oscar Pistorius…
Rank this Week: 106

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
  • Sep 16

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jason M. Halper, partner in the Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and is based on an Orrick publication authored by…
  • Sep 16

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Aaron Dolgoff and Tiago Duarte-Silva, both of Charles River Associates. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Charles River Associates. The recent Supreme Court…
  • Sep 15

    An IPO’s Impact on Rival Firm

    An IPO’s Impact on Rival Firm
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Matthew Spiegel, Professor of Finance at Yale University, and Heather Tookes, Professor of Finance at Yale University. An initial public offering (IPO) is a major event in the life of any…
Rank this Week: 58

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Changing Your China Factory? Be Careful.

    Changing Your China Factory? Be Careful.
    Just read an article, Toy supplier sues maker in reshoring fight about an American toy maker’s lawsuit against its Chinese supplier. The article describes the lawsuit as being based largely on allegations that the Chinese supplier…
  • Sep 14

    China Hiring. Background Checks Required.

    China Hiring. Background Checks Required.
    Just read a post on the China Leadership Blog, entitled, Why China Hiring Background Checks: We now have 15 reasons. The post was on the writer’s hiring agency had narrowed down job candidates to 15 and none of the 15 passed the…
  • Sep 13

    Selling Into China. Because There Is Lots Of Money To Be Made.

    Selling Into China. Because There Is Lots Of Money To Be Made.
    For years now, we have been screaming writing about how it is eminently possible to sell product and services to China without having a legal entity in China and with no personnel in China. And we get heat just about every time we do. The…
Rank this Week: 103

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Sep 16

    New Vista Asks Third Circuit To Hold Hearing In Abeyance

    New Vista Asks Third Circuit To Hold Hearing In Abeyance
    Yesterday, New Vista Nursing and Rehabilitation LLC asked the Third Circuit to hold the re-hearing of a prior 2-1 Third Circuit decision in abeyance until the National Labor Relations Board has an opportunity to pass on the questions…
  • Sep 15

    Decertification Fight At Cablevision Turns Nasty

    Decertification Fight At Cablevision Turns Nasty
    Last week, the Communications Workers of America (CWA) accused Cablevision management officials of attempting to intimidate its employees into voting to decertify the CWA as the employee’s exclusive bargaining agent.  In a…
  • Sep 12

    Union Cancels Election, Blames Hospital

    Union Cancels Election, Blames Hospital
    Earlier this week, the New York State Nurses Association (the Union) withdrew an election petition at St. Mary’s Hospital in New York.  The petitioned-for unit covered about 250 registered nurses.  The vote was originally…
Rank this Week: 656

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 9/1/14

    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times - 9/1/14
    Administrative Appeals Office (AAO) Processing Times were released with processing dates as of 9/1/14. If you filed an appeal, please review the link below to determine the applicable processing time associated with your particular…
  • Sep 15

    President Obama Delays Executive Action on Immigration

    President Obama Delays Executive Action on Immigration
    On Saturday, September 6, 2014, President Obama made the announcement that he would delay executive action on Immigration Reform until after the midterm congressional elections. In a pre-recorded Interview for NBC’s “Meet the…
  • Sep 12

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, September 12, 2014

    MVP LAW GROUP – Immigration Q&A Forum, Friday, September 12, 2014
    MVP Law Group, P.A. makes available the information and materials in this forum for informational purposes only. The information is general in nature and does not constitute legal advice or any contractual obligations. Further, the use of…
Rank this Week: 903

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
  • Sep 16

    Hills and Ridges Doctrine Applies to Naturally Accumulating Snow and Ice

    Hills and Ridges Doctrine Applies to Naturally Accumulating Snow and Ice
    Natural accumulation of snowIn the unpublished, "Non-precedential" decision of the Pennsylvania Superior Court in the case of Stobodzian v. PNC Fin. Serv. Grp., No. 33 MDA 2014 (Pa. Super. Aug. 5, 2014) (Memorandum Op.) (Lazarus, J.,…
  • Sep 16

    Sheet of Ice is Not a Hill or Ridge of Ice or Snow

    Sheet of Ice is Not a Hill or Ridge of Ice or Snow
    In their recent unpublished, "non-precedential" decision in the case of McLamb v. Supervalu, Inc., No. 2139 MDA 2013 (Pa. Super. Aug. 15, 2014 Shogan, J., Lazarus, J., Musmanno, J.)(Op. by Shogan, J.), the Pennsylvania Superior Court…
  • Sep 15

    UIM Household Exclusion Says What It Means and Means What It Say

    UIM Household Exclusion Says What It Means and Means What It Say
    In Clarke v. MMG Ins. Co., No. 2937 EDA 2013, --- A.3d --- (Pa. Super. Sept. 4, 2014)(Panella, Lazarus, and Jenkins, JJ)(Op. by Jenkins, J.)(Panella, Dissenting), the Pennsylvania Superior Court overturned a trial court's reliance upon a…
Rank this Week: 733

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Sep 16

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?

    Are Republicans Abandoning Patent Reform?
    In the 10 planned work days during September 2014, it does not seem as if the House of Representatives will take up the Innovation Act or any modifications thereto that might sweeten the bill for the Senate. So what happened between August 8,…
  • Sep 16

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction

    Patent Drafting: Employing Claim Differentiation to Ensure Broad Construction
    To bring this principle to bear on the problem of claim breadth, consider a patent disclosing only a single embodiment, with a main claim whose scope extends beyond that of the embodiment (yet inside the ambit of any cited prior art). As…
  • Sep 15

    Coming to Your City: Gene Quinn Roadshow – Fall 2014

    Coming to Your City: Gene Quinn Roadshow – Fall 2014
    I have a packed schedule this Fall, traveling from New York to Washington, DC to Toledo to Chicago to New Jersey back to Washington, DC to San Francisco and ultimately to Orange County, California. If your schedule permits, and I'm visiting…
Rank this Week: 550

China Hearsay

China Hearsay

Covers China law, business and economics. By Stan Abrams.

http://www.chinahearsay.com/
  • Sep 16

    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street J…

    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street J…
    And Now China FDI Takes a Breather | Wall Street Journal on.wsj.com/1ybwbjB © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
  • Sep 15

    Robot Supermarkets in Qingdao and the Future of PRC Labor

    Robot Supermarkets in Qingdao and the Future of PRC Labor
    One of the more terrifying pics I’ve seen in recent years is this shot in China Daily of a customer at a supermarket in Qingdao with an automated checkout system. In and of itself, not a big deal, but put this together with all the…
  • Sep 15

    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone u…

    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone u…
    Chinese city paints street lane for mobile phone users – Telegraph Found at bit.ly/1tW9Y6g http://t.co/dXQ9iPGXwu © @chinahearsay for China Hearsay, 2014. | Permalink | No comment | Add to del.icio.us Post tags:
Rank this Week: 348

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Sep 16

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 3, Hunting for culprit

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 3, Hunting for culprit
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith In yesterday’s Part 2, I laid out the arguments made, chiefly by keyboard crusaders masquerading as reporters, that ‘poor doors’ (separate…
  • Sep 15

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 2, Presumption of offense

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 2, Presumption of offense
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 1.] By: David A. Smith Yesterday’s post introduce the ‘poor door’, the catchy pejorative term for a mixed-income residential property, typically built under an inclusionary zoning program…
  • Sep 12

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 1, Sudden unmasking

    Poor poor pitiful door: Part 1, Sudden unmasking
    By: David A. Smith Griffin Mill: It lacked certain elements that we need to market a film successfully. June: What elements? Griffin Mill: Suspense, laughter, violence. Hope, heart, nudity, sex. Happy endings. Mainly happy endings. June: What…
Rank this Week: 354

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 205

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 16

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker
    New York Symposium on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities This Thursday, the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project, an initiative of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, will present a panel of…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29
    The American Society of International Law International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group and the Disability Rights Interest Group will be hosting a luncheon Panel Discussion on “The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia and…
  • Sep 15

    Annual Conference on EU Asylum Law 2014

    Annual Conference on EU Asylum Law 2014
    Objective This conference will provide asylum law practitioners with practical insight into the current challenges and changes affecting applications for asylum in the EU under the subsidiary protection regime. It will also analyse the recent…
Rank this Week: 16

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

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

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    CALPERS Withdrawing Its Hedge Fund Investments - Too Expensive, Too Complicated

    CALPERS Withdrawing Its Hedge Fund Investments - Too Expensive, Too Complicated
    The California Public Employees' Retirement System, the largest U.S. pension fund, said on Monday that it will pull all $4 billion it has invested in hedge funds because it finds them too costly and complicated. The $300 billion fund, known…
  • Sep 15

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing

    SEC Announces $300,000 Whistleblower Award to Audit and Compliance Professional Who Reported Company’s Wrongdoing
    The SEC announced a whistleblower award of more than $300,000 to a company employee who performed audit and compliance functions and reported wrongdoing to the SEC after the company failed to take action when the employee reported it…
  • Sep 12

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow

    FINRA's New Head of Dispute Resolution Search Narrow
    With the retirement of Linda Fienberg, Reuters is reporting that FINRA has narrowed its search for a new head of its arbitration unit to two of its own long-time officials, according to a person familiar with the matter. FINRA, Wall Street's…
Rank this Week: 714

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 16

    Back To School 2014: Deducting The Cost Of Playing Sport

    Back To School 2014: Deducting The Cost Of Playing Sport
    There are a lot of benefits to playing team sports but the costs of doing so can be a real challenge. Are there any tax breaks available for playing sports? With a little creativity, you may be able carve out some tax deductions and/or tax…
  • Sep 15

    U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We’re #32!

    U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We’re #32!
    The Tax Foundation released its report today ranking the 34 OECD countries in terms of tax policy. Where did the United States rank? Here's a hint: Not in the top 31.
  • Sep 15

    Back To School 2014: Paying For School & Expenses With A Coverdell ESA

    Back To School 2014: Paying For School & Expenses With A Coverdell ESA
    Trying to figure out how to pay for education expenses? Why not consider a Coverdell ESA which allows you to sock away money for both elementary and secondary school expenses which may include tuition, room and board and supplies?
Rank this Week: 294

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Sep 16

    White House, Industry Quicken Pace of HFC Phase-Down

    White House, Industry Quicken Pace of HFC Phase-Down
    David Doniger, Director, Climate and Clean Air Program, Washington, D.C.: Today the White House is convening industry leaders to pledge reductions in and replacements for HFCs (hydrofluorocarbons), the super-potent…
  • Sep 15

    EPA fines DuPont $1.8 million for harmful pesticide

    EPA fines DuPont $1.8 million for harmful pesticide
    Jennifer Sass, Senior Scientist, Washington, D.C.: EPA announced that it will fine DuPont $1.8 million for its failure to report on the adverse effects of its pesticide product called Imprelis (Sept 15, 2014).  …
  • Sep 15

    Reuters: "Documents reveal how poultry firms systematically feed antibiotics to flocks"

    Reuters: "Documents reveal how poultry firms systematically feed antibiotics to flocks"
    Jonathan Kaplan, Director, Food and Agriculture Program, San Francisco: An in-depth investigation by Reuters, published today, confirms that the U.S. chicken industry is still reliant on a steady stream of…
Rank this Week: 692

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Sep 16

    Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watche

    Apple files six new U.S. trademark applications for watche
    Fresh off the news that Apple unveiled the “Apple Watch” last week, the company files six new US trademark applications for watches [click marks for USPTO records]: APPLE WATCH – for ‘Computers; computer peripheral…
  • Sep 12

    Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014

    Many interesting football trademarks filed in 2014
    Football season – both college and professional – is upon us. In 2014, many interesting football related trademarks have been filed. Click the marks to open the USPTO records in a new window. LOTS of filings related to the…
  • Sep 9

    New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?

    New World Trade Center logo: Love it or leave it?
    The World Trade Center complex in New York City recently unveiled a new logo. The complex is made up of the 9/11 Memorial and Museum, One WTC, and Four WTC. The new logo is one of my favorites.  Here is why: It is simple in appearance…
Rank this Week: 999

The Art Law Blog

The Art Law Blog

By Donn Zaretsky.

http://theartlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 973

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 16

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech
    As president of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Greg Lukianoff is no stranger to the trends on campus as evidenced by UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ invitation to be “civil.” …
  • Sep 16

    If Not Suppression, Then What?

    If Not Suppression, Then What?
    There aren’t many circuit court decisions on violations of the Posse Comitatus Act, so the 9th Circuit’s opinion in United States v. Dreyer was bound to catch someone’s attention.  Steve Vladick at Just Security…
  • Sep 16

    A Tale of Two College Rape

    A Tale of Two College Rape
    A 20-year-old Texas Tech sophomore, Michelle Mallin, was careful not to touch the cigarette the rapist left on her car seat. From the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: During the assault, Mallin fixated on a half-smoked cigarette and lighter…
Rank this Week: 63

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Sep 16

    Why Did SEC Commissioner Aguillar Dissent In An Enforcement Case?

    Why Did SEC Commissioner Aguillar Dissent In An Enforcement Case?
    Enforcement cases, where the enforcers have total discretion about what to do, don't often motivate dissents from one of those...
  • Sep 15

    In the New

    In the New
    I feel a little guilty about blogging about both of these items, for different reasons, but here goes... 1. I...
  • Sep 12

    After the Deal Summarized

    After the Deal Summarized
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and I have, as you may recall, been working on a Fannie and Freddie litigation paper -...
Rank this Week: 175

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 328