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TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 4

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 4

    1991 and the Racial Justice Act

    1991 and the Racial Justice Act
    Continuing from the last post on the battle between Joe Biden and Pres. H.W. Bush, with each claiming to be tougher on Crime: There was one voice of reason at the hearing: Sen. Howard Metzenbaum of Ohio. Here's what he said about why the…
  • Aug 4

    Joe Biden 's One Man Crime Band

    Joe Biden 's One Man Crime Band
    Joe Biden, the "Band of One" needs watching. Last night I was reading a speech he gave on the Senate Floor in 1991, in which he claimed Pres. Bush wasn't tough enough on crime and his crime bill was tougher than Bush's. The cite is 137…
Rank this Week: 2

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 4

    Map of the Day: The World's Most Compicated Border Dispute End

    Map of the Day: The World's Most Compicated Border Dispute End
    The Washington Post has a great story on the end of a profoundly complicated border problem between India and Bangladesh: An agreement for a land swap was reached in 1974, but India did not ratify it. In 2011, however, a...
  • Aug 3

    Marc Poirier (1952-2015)

    Marc Poirier (1952-2015)
    Ugh. I've just received the gutting news that Marc Poirier has passed away. Marc was a stalwart of the property community: creative, involved, generous with his time, and extremely kind to young scholars. He will be missed. Thanks to Ezra...
  • Aug 3

    PEW Charitable Trusts on Heirs' Property

    PEW Charitable Trusts on Heirs' Property
    The PEW Charitable Trusts has published a good overview of heirs' property. The piece gives the Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act a very favorable review.
Rank this Week: 129

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    Joe Biden is 72 years old. Granted, he is…

    Joe Biden is 72 years old. Granted, he is a young 72. I like Joe Biden, but I like Bernie Sanders more. My only Bernie Sanders objection is that I feel sort of bad voting for an old white guy. In any event, I doubt that Joe Biden is going to…
  • Jul 31

    Here's something that I don't think has…

    Here's something that I don't think has happened to me before: I am a character in a letter to an advice column.  In Through the Looking Glass Tweedledum and Tweedledee tell Alice that she is just a character in the Red King's dream, and…
  • Jul 27

    My classmate Ken Kirby has an article in…

    My classmate Ken Kirby has an article in the July New York Bar Journal on the question of whether filing a 90 Day Demand to Resume Prosecution waives the defendant's right to further discovery. There is a split in the Departments on this, and…
Rank this Week: 218

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 4

    Making Bar Counsel's Job Harder

    Making Bar Counsel's Job Harder
    The District of Board on Professional Responsibility has recommended that an attorney who had misappropriated entrusted funds and failed to participate in the disciplinary proceedings be disbarred. Nothing remarkable about that result but my…
  • Aug 3

    D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run

    D.C. BPR: No Moral Turpitude, No Suspension, For Felony Hit-And-Run
    The report of the District of Columbia Board of Professional Responsibility in the case of Wayne Rohde, Board Docket No. D347-05, has been filed. You may remember the case - it involves an attorney who drove from the District of...
  • Aug 3

    Unneighborly Threat

    Unneighborly Threat
    The California Bar Journal reports a six-month suspension with credit for time served and probation for these incident In the first incident, on Oct. 16, 2011, a police officer saw Sterkin yelling obscenities at people and shattering wine…
Rank this Week: 423

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Aug 4

    Hull on Estates #427 – Lucid Interval

    Hull on Estates #427 – Lucid Interval
    Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Josh Eisen look at the concept of the lucid interval in the context of testamentary capacity and examine recent research that raises some doubts about whether a person can temporarily…
  • Aug 4

    The Death of Howard W. Jones, the father of American IVF

    The Death of Howard W. Jones, the father of American IVF
    Dovetailing on our last blog and Ian Hull and Nick Esterbauer’s paper on fertility law from an estates perspective, the world lost a great medical pioneer last Friday. Howard W. Jones, the surgeon who pioneered in vitro fertilization in…
  • Jul 31

    Genetic Testing to Determine Distribution of Murdered Vancouverite’s Estate

    Genetic Testing to Determine Distribution of Murdered Vancouverite’s Estate
    A young girl from China is eagerly awaiting test results of genetic testing that could mean that she is entitled to inherit her biological father’s $50 million fortune. Gang Yuan, whom the child’s mother states is her biological…
Rank this Week: 784

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 4

    The Government Is Watching #BlackLivesMatter, And It’s Not Okay

    The Government Is Watching #BlackLivesMatter, And It’s Not Okay
    A FOIA request reveals that DHS is surveilling #BlackLivesMatter activists. According to documents recently obtained by The Intercept in response to a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request, the government is surveilling the…
  • Aug 3

    Mississippi’s All Up in Your Google Activity

    Mississippi’s All Up in Your Google Activity
    An attorney general is trying to police online speech by capitalizing on the reams of data Google stores about its users. An overzealous attorney general is trying to police online speech by capitalizing on the reams of data Google stores…
  • Aug 3

    Rand Paul, Libertarian?

    Rand Paul, Libertarian?
    Paul is trading in the lie -- there's no other way to say it -- that Planned Parenthood sells fetal body parts Sen. Rand Paul has made safeguarding civil liberties a cornerstone of his presidential campaign, and he hasn't been afraid to take…
Rank this Week: 75

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    **Update***Two-vehicle, injury crash on SH-52 in Gem County

    **Update***Two-vehicle, injury crash on SH-52 in Gem County
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
  • Aug 4

    *Final Update * ISP Investigating A Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall

    *Final Update * ISP Investigating A Crash On Interstate 15 Near Fort Hall
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Aug 4

    Crash on I-84 East of Boise Sends Three to the Hospital.

    Crash on I-84 East of Boise Sends Three to the Hospital.
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 3 Patrol 700 S. Stratford Dr.,…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Aug 4

    Reasons Why You Should Never Say Anything Without Your Attorney if You’ve Been Charged

    Reasons Why You Should Never Say Anything Without Your Attorney if You’ve Been Charged
    Most of the time, people have no problem speaking with police. However, what often begins as a simple discussion ends up with the person being charged with a crime. Yet, while most people believe they are obligated to speak with police at any…
  • Aug 3

    Four of the Most Common Medical Malpractice Suit

    Four of the Most Common Medical Malpractice Suit
    Medical malpractice statistics are reported to the Centers for Disease Control, but until service providers realize the patient bore the brunt of the malpractice case, the lawsuits will continue. The Center for Disease Control in the…
  • Jul 31

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I’ve done a lot of bicycle riding, both as a kid and as an adult. But I don’t think I could do one single thing that’s shown on this video of road bike skills. The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal…
Rank this Week: 506

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 4

    LA Times Hammers Unaccredited Law School

    LA Times Hammers Unaccredited Law School
    The critiques of ABA accredited law schools are well known. Now the LA Times is exploring the world of California unaccredited law schools. Turns out that that nearly 9 out of 10 students who enroll in one of California's 22...
  • Aug 3

    Faculty Hiring: Texas Tech

    Faculty Hiring: Texas Tech
    From an email that I received earlier today: Texas Tech University School of Law invites applications from exceptional individuals for a tenured or tenure-track position teaching Criminal Law, and related courses. Applicants must possess a…
  • Aug 3

    Faculty Hiring: South Dakota

    Faculty Hiring: South Dakota
    From an email message I received earlier today: Director Position The University of South Dakota School of Law may have an opening for a Director of Experiential Learning either at the Lecturer or Assistant Professor level. It will likely…
Rank this Week: 112

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Aug 4

    DNA, Brady, and More Bail Letters From Adnan's Classmate

    DNA, Brady, and More Bail Letters From Adnan's Classmate
    In yesterday's Addendum Episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, I talked a bit about the symbiotic relationship between Adnan's eventual DNA petition and his developing Brady claims. In this post, I will expand upon this point and also provide…
  • Aug 3

    Critiquing the State's Argument that Adnan Presented Very Few Bail Letters From His Classmate

    Critiquing the State's Argument that Adnan Presented Very Few Bail Letters From His Classmate
    As we noted on Episode 7 of the Undisclosed Podcast, the prosecution made the following argument at Adnan's bail review hearing on March 31, 1999: This seems to be yet another unsupported argument made by the prosecution. Let's start with...
  • Aug 2

    Murder Case is First Knox County Case to Involve Drive Test Analysis of Cell Tower Ping

    Murder Case is First Knox County Case to Involve Drive Test Analysis of Cell Tower Ping
    Here's an interesting story about a murder case out of Tennessee. According to the article, In a legal first for Knox County, a judge will allow testimony on a controversial FBI cellular analysis method in the case of a man...
Rank this Week: 733

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Aug 4

    167 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in July 2015

    167 Trademark Registrations Issued to Indiana Companies in July 2015
    The U.S. Trademark Office issued the following 167 trademark registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in July 2015 based on applications filed by Indiana trademark attorneys: Registration No.  Word Mark …
  • Aug 3

    Patent Office Issues 143 Patents To Indiana Citizens in July 2015

    Patent Office Issues 143 Patents To Indiana Citizens in July 2015
    The U.S. Patent Office issued the following 143 patent registrations to persons and businesses in Indiana in July 2015, based on applications filed by Indiana patent attorneys:PATENT NO. TITLE D735,327 Transitional handle …
  • Jul 31

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319

    Criminal Copyright Infringement - 17 U.S.C. § 506(a) and 18 U.S.C. § 2319
    The principal criminal statute protecting copyrighted works is 17 U.S.C. § 506(a), which provides that "[a]ny person who infringes a copyright willfully and for purposes of commercial advantage or private financial gain" shall be…
Rank this Week: 366

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 4

    Another Update in Cosentino v. Fuller Depublication Request

    Another Update in Cosentino v. Fuller Depublication Request
    Here: Defendants’ Request for Depublication Oppo to Viejas Band’s Depub Request Opposition to Request of Defendants to Depublish Opposition to Request of Group of 13 Prior depublication-related posts here and here. Cal. COA…
  • Aug 4

    Article – Improving State Court-Tribal Court Relations (Summer 2015)

    Article – Improving State Court-Tribal Court Relations (Summer 2015)
    Cribbing from a message sent by Gina Jackson at Casey: See article by Judge Len Edwards (Ret.) on Improving State Court-Tribal Court Relations. The article has an appendix with great ideas as well. Judge Edwards has some other great resources…
  • Aug 4

    Uh … Go Blue … I Gue

    Uh … Go Blue … I Gue
Rank this Week: 304

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Aug 4

    America’s Greece? Part 2, Shedding jobs for year

    America’s Greece? Part 2, Shedding jobs for year
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As we saw in yesterday’s Part 1, Puerto Rico’s insolvency is of roughly the same dimensions as Greece’s, but whereas Greece is temporarily in inter-crisis mode,…
  • Aug 3

    America’s Greece? Part 1, Bypassing the rights of voter

    America’s Greece? Part 1, Bypassing the rights of voter
    By: David A. Smith History does not repeat itself, but it rhymes – Attributed to Mark Twain No sooner had the cacophonous European financial orchestra put down its instruments after playing its discordant improvisation – not the…
  • Jul 31

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 3, “Utilize outside political channels or threaten to leave”

    No rules, no process, no strategy: Part 3, “Utilize outside political channels or threaten to leave”
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith As established in the two preceding parts, inspired by a recent article in the Boston Globe (July 16, 2015) covering a McKinsey report commissioned by the…
Rank this Week: 314

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/
  • Aug 4

    iPhones, the FBI, and Going Dark.

    iPhones, the FBI, and Going Dark.
    What follows is a guest post from Nicholas Weaver, a computer security researcher at the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley: Properly configured, an iOS device is perhaps the most secure, general purpose communication device…
  • Aug 4

    Checks and Balances From Abroad

    Checks and Balances From Abroad
    I just posted a short piece to SSRN entitled, “Checks and Balances from Abroad.”  The piece, written for a University of Chicago Law School symposium on national security, technology, and the separation of powers, engages…
  • Aug 4

    Jihadology Podcast: 'Boko Haram' Transitions to The Islamic State in West Africa with Jacob Zenn

    Jihadology Podcast: 'Boko Haram' Transitions to The Islamic State in West Africa with Jacob Zenn
    In this episode Aaron talks to Jacob Zenn about the group commonly referred to as Boko Haram. They covered a variety of topics including: Background on Wilayat Gharb Ifriqiyya Misuse of the term Boko Haram to describe what is now called…
Rank this Week: 121

Tax Updates

Tax Updates

By Roth & Co.

http://rothcpa.com/blog-index/
Rank this Week: 820

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Aug 4

    University of Michigan reopens medical library without book

    University of Michigan reopens medical library without book
    “The University of Michigan has reopened its Taubman Health Sciences Library after a $55 million overhaul and rethinking of how a library for medical students should function. Hundreds of thousands of books were moved to an offsite…
  • Aug 4

    As Islamic State group threatens its history, Iraq moves to digitize its national library

    As Islamic State group threatens its history, Iraq moves to digitize its national library
    “The dimly lit, dust-caked stacks of the Baghdad National Library hide a treasure of the ages: crinkled, yellowing papers holding the true stories of sultans and kings; imperialists and socialists; occupation and liberation; war and…
  • Aug 4

    Borough Aid to Queens Library Is Restored

    Borough Aid to Queens Library Is Restored
    “The Queens borough president has allocated $14 million to the Queens Library for capital improvements, her office announced on Monday, a year after she withheld such funds after an investigation into the financial misconduct of the…
Rank this Week: 187

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
  • Aug 4

    Wirehouse Sues Registered Investment Advisory Firm

    Wirehouse Sues Registered Investment Advisory Firm
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC: A battle between Wells Fargo Advisors and a former employee turned ugly when emails leaked showing the employee purportedly had funneled business to his new firm, while still employed…
  • Aug 3

    New OCIE Examination Priorities Aim to Protect Investors Saving for Retirement

    New OCIE Examination Priorities Aim to Protect Investors Saving for Retirement
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:In early 2015, OCIE announced that it will launch a multi-year Retirement-Targeted Industry Reviews and Examinations (ReTIRE) initiative. This new initiative will have a focus on retail…
  • Jul 29

    Cabot Investment Properties Under Investigation

    Cabot Investment Properties Under Investigation
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Timothy J. Kroll and business partner Carlton P. Cabot were arrested for allegedly defrauding investors in various Cabot Investment Properties LLC-sponsored real estate investments.The men…
Rank this Week: 96

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

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

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
Rank this Week: 356

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic

    New Issue: Global Environmental Politic
    The latest issue of Global Environmental Politics (Vol. 15, no. 3, August 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Advancing Comparative Climate Change Politics: Theory and Method Mark Purdon, IntroductionKathryn Harrison, International…
  • Aug 4

    Viñuales: International Investment Law and Natural Resources Governance

    Viñuales: International Investment Law and Natural Resources Governance
    Jorge E. Viñuales (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted International Investment Law and Natural Resource Governance (in Research Handbook on International Law and Natural Resources, K. Kulovesi & E. Morgera eds., forthcoming).…
  • Aug 4

    Pollack: Who Supports International Law, and Why? The United States, the European Union, and International Law

    Pollack: Who Supports International Law, and Why? The United States, the European Union, and International Law
    Mark A. Pollack (Temple Univ. - Political Science) has posted Who Supports International Law, and Why? The United States, the European Union, and International Law (International Journal of Constitutional Law, forthcoming). Here's the…
Rank this Week: 51

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 4

    Peru--Agricultural Products: WTO versus RTAs (and other non-WTO international law)

    Peru--Agricultural Products: WTO versus RTAs (and other non-WTO international law)
    In addition to the AB's findings on interpretation in this case, discussed by Adarsh Ramanujan, it seems to me that para 5.112 of the AB decision (quoted below) is also very important, stating that the amendment and waiver provisions of...
  • Aug 4

    Guest Post on Peru - Agricultural Product

    Guest Post on Peru - Agricultural Product
    This is a guest post from trade lawyer Adarsh Ramanujan: Comments on Article 31 of the Vienna Convention The AB Report in DS457: Peru –Agricultural Products (adopted on July 31) had some very interesting points on Article 31 of the...
  • Aug 3

    Can Section 337 Be Used to Block Digital Imports?

    Can Section 337 Be Used to Block Digital Imports?
    From the WSJ: A U.S. appeals court this month will consider whether federal tariff law gives the International Trade Commission the power to order a halt to foreign digital transmissions into the U.S. when those communications infringe U.S.…
Rank this Week: 811

Jacksonville Criminal Defense…

Jacksonville Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers DUI, DWI, armed robbery, assault, and gun crimes. By Law Office of David M. Goldman PLLC.

http://www.jacksonvillecriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    I May Have a Warrant for My Arrest

    I May Have a Warrant for My Arrest
    As a Jacksonville criminal lawyer, I have had many conversations with people who believe they may end up having a warrant issued for their arrest.  Sometimes, this conversation comes after law enforcement has completed an investigation;…
  • Jul 27

    Violating Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence

    Violating Injunctions for Protection Against Domestic Violence
    Violation of injunction for protection against domestic violence is a crime under Florida statute 731.32(4)(a).  For some, it seems ridiculous that an act as harmless as sending flowers or a text message could result in a person being…
  • Jul 7

    Securing Your Gun

    Securing Your Gun
    The second amendment is a staple in American constitutional law.  Gun rights lawyers and other second amendment advocates quote and cite it often.  After America fought and won its independence, our founding fathers knew that an…
Rank this Week: 470

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 4

    Call for GuestPrawfs, 2015-16

    Call for GuestPrawfs, 2015-16
    As the new school year looms, so does our annual need for a new slate of GuestPrawfs to keep this site moving. We are looking to fill slots beginning in November and for the rest of the academic year. If you are a past guest, please (please!)…
  • Aug 3

    Long time lurker, first time blogger

    Long time lurker, first time blogger
    Thanks Howard for the welcome. My tenure file closed a little over a month ago, so time to blog! Just a bit about myself so that we aren't complete strangers here. Rather than coffee, I start my day with a routine. I type p (prawfsblawg…
  • Aug 2

    Sex, Drugs and Other Vice

    Sex, Drugs and Other Vice
    I had the great pleasure of participating on a SEALS panel this morning discussing prostitution, prison sex, drugs, sin taxes and vice in general. Perfect material for a Sunday morning, right? Seth Stoughton (South Carolina) organized this…
Rank this Week: 53

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Aug 4

    Trial Judge Says He Cannot Force Mississippi to Follow Its School Funding Law

    Trial Judge Says He Cannot Force Mississippi to Follow Its School Funding Law
    Last week, trial judge, William Singletary, ruled that Mississippi is not required to fully fund the state's education budget. The budget, when fully funded, is calculated to distribute enough funds to allow each school district to meet…
  • Aug 4

    New York Times Story on Special Education Got It All Wrong Says Dan Losen

    New York Times Story on Special Education Got It All Wrong Says Dan Losen
    Last month, the New York Times ran a piece by Paul Morgan and George Farkas in which they claim, based on their recent study, that the conventional wisdom that minorities are over-identified as having disabilities is wrong. They argue they…
  • Aug 3

    Renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: It's Down to Five People

    Renewing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act: It's Down to Five People
    Lauren Camera of Edweek reports that the conference process to reconcile the House and Senate bills to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education Act began this past Thursday. There are four people at the table: Senator Lamar…
Rank this Week: 283

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
  • Aug 4

    When can the courts rule on the legality of future behaviour?

    When can the courts rule on the legality of future behaviour?
    Kent & others v Arun District Council and others [2015] EWHC 2295 – read judgment This case concerned the application of the law in relation to future conduct, in particular, the role of the judicial review procedure in determining…
  • Aug 3

    Supreme Court: a right to a student loan?

    Supreme Court: a right to a student loan?
    R (Tigere) v. Secretary of State for Business [2015] UKSC 57, 29 July 2015 read judgment here Ms Tigere is 20.  She arrived in the UK from Zambia when she was 6. She did very well at school. In 2013, she applied for a student loan…
  • Aug 2

    Round-up: Obama in Africa, and Supreme Court on solitary confinement

    Round-up: Obama in Africa, and Supreme Court on solitary confinement
    In the news: President Obama made a historic trip to Kenya this week, and called upon African states to abandon anti-gay discrimination (watch the full speech here). In a speech welcomed by Human Rights Campaign, he urged Kenyan…
Rank this Week: 908

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 4

    Canadian Government Amends “Caretaker Rules” To Give Itself Power to Continue Negotiating TPP

    Canadian Government Amends “Caretaker Rules” To Give Itself Power to Continue Negotiating TPP
    This past weekend was a busy one politically as Canada was launched into a lengthy election campaign just as countries negotiating the latest round of Trans Pacific Partnership negotiations in Hawaii failed to conclude a deal. With reports…
  • Jul 29

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?

    Is Canada Set to Cave on Copyright Term Extension in the TPP?
    As the negotiations on the Trans Pacific Partnership continue in Hawaii, the Electronic Frontier Foundation has published a guest post I wrote on the implications of copyright term extension for Canada. The EFF has also launched a campaign…
  • Jul 28

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce

    Mapping Out the CRTC Blueprint for Universal, Affordable Internet Acce
    In the wake of nearly two decades of study, debate, task forces, and government programs, Canada's telecommunications regulator has begun to unveil its blueprint for ensuring that all Canadians have access to affordable, high-speed Internet…
Rank this Week: 595

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
  • Aug 4

    New Guidance on Advance Notice By-Law

    New Guidance on Advance Notice By-Law
    Hill International, Inc. (“Hill”), a publicly traded company, and one of its stockholders, Opportunity Partners L.P. (“Opportunity”), recently engaged in a dispute regarding whether Opportunity had timely submitted two…
  • Aug 4

    Independent Chair Proposal

    Independent Chair Proposal
    During the 2015 proxy season, 64 independent chair proposals were submitted to Russell 3000 companies, 62 of which reached a shareholder vote. This statistic is generally consistent with the number of proposals brought to a vote in 2014…
  • Aug 3

    Is Proxy Access Inevitable?

    Is Proxy Access Inevitable?
    Efforts by shareholders to directly influence corporate decision-making are intensifying, as demonstrated by the significant increase over the past three years in financially focused shareholder activism and the more recent efforts by large…
Rank this Week: 119

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 50

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Aug 4

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 4, 2015

    Legal news roundup - Aug. 4, 2015
    Canada Two shot dead at Toronto nightclub, Canadian Press More human remains found near Edmonton, Canadian Press Halifax man faces arson charges, Canadian Press   United States Sirius settles lawsuit with unpaid interns, Reuters Last…
  • Aug 3

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law

    TRU assistant professor publishes paper on global animal law
    Katie Sykes, a law faculty member of Thompson Rivers University, has written a paper that outlines international support for the formation of global animal protectionism. It argues law rather than science played a main role in arriving at two…
  • Jul 31

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee

    Couple can get money from Heydary’s insurance only, not former employee
    A couple who lost $3.6 million lawyer Javad Heydary disappeared are entitled to garnishment from his liability insurance policy — but will have to renounce any claims against three lawyers formerly employed by him, the Court of Appeal…
Rank this Week: 123

Human Resources News

Human Resources News

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

http://blogs.hrhero.com/hrnews/
  • Aug 4

    Houston council faces deadline on repeal of equal rights ordinance

    Houston council faces deadline on repeal of equal rights ordinance
    A ruling from the Texas Supreme Court gives the Houston City Council until August 24 to repeal the controversial Houston Equal Rights Ordinance (HERO) or place it on the November ballot. The ordinance prohibits discrimination based on sexual…
  • Aug 3

    Time running out to make comments on proposed overtime rule

    Time running out to make comments on proposed overtime rule
    Employers wishing to make their views known on a proposed rule aimed at making nearly five million more workers exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and therefore eligible for overtime pay have through September 4 to submit…
  • Jul 24

    New York fast-food employers bracing for $15 minimum wage

    New York fast-food employers bracing for $15 minimum wage
    by Tammy Binford New York fast-food workers may be celebrating the likelihood of a $15-an-hour minimum wage phased in over the next few years, but others are questioning the justification offered for the raise. A three-member wage board…
Rank this Week: 914

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Aug 4

    Guest Post: Is the Copyright Office Inflating the Need For Orphan Works Legislation?

    Guest Post: Is the Copyright Office Inflating the Need For Orphan Works Legislation?
    By Talia Kosh, Esq. The issues and concerns surrounding orphan works emerged from the  Copyright Act of 1976 when copyright protection became automatic and  registration became optional. The Copyright Office has noted in its most…
  • Aug 3

    Lygia Clark Estate No Longer Authenticating Due to Family Feud

    Lygia Clark Estate No Longer Authenticating Due to Family Feud
    Lygia Clark’s estate, The World of Lygia Clark, has stopped authenticating her work after one of Clark’s sons, Eduardo, filed a court complaint accusing his brother Alvaro of unlawfully seizing works during the…
  • Jul 30

    Was Philadelphia’s Erasure of Cosby Mural Illegal?

    Was Philadelphia’s Erasure of Cosby Mural Illegal?
    Nicholas O’Donnell explains, Few things have brought consensus recently more than the revulsion over the allegations against comedian Bill Cosby, a Philadelphia native.  Yet in a desire to distance itself from Cosby, the city may…
Rank this Week: 770

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Aug 4

    Judge Strikes Down Divorce Order - Wife's Partying Not Mental Cruelty

    Judge Strikes Down Divorce Order - Wife's Partying Not Mental Cruelty
    From The Times of India: The Bombay high court has in a marital dispute case ruled that a family court was wrong in granting divorce to a Navi Mumbai resident who had claimed that his wife used to party a...
  • Aug 3

    Virginia Man Arrested for Bigamy

    Virginia Man Arrested for Bigamy
    From WTVR.com: A Henrico man was charged with two counts of bigamy after his wife found out her husband had not divorced his previous wife before they got married. In fact, Frank Ernest Blake, Jr., 32, has been married three...
  • Aug 2

    Oklahoma Program Offers Amnesty for Overdue Child Support

    Oklahoma Program Offers Amnesty for Overdue Child Support
    From Times Record: Oklahoma has active arrest warrants for more than 11,000 parents for failure to pay child support and interest totaling more than $397 million. Those parents will be given an opportunity to work out payment schedules and…
Rank this Week: 226

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Insurance Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.dallasfortworthinsurancelawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Insurance Companies Want To Be In Federal Court

    Insurance Companies Want To Be In Federal Court
    Tarrant county insurance attorneys need to read this opinion from the United States, Northern District Court, Amarillo Division. It is styled, Johnnie Shannon v. Underwriters at Lloyd's London, et al. There are many reasons an insurance…
  • Aug 2

    Health Insurance And Intoxication Exclusion

    Health Insurance And Intoxication Exclusion
    Insurance attorneys in Dallas County need to be able to know how the courts interpret exclusions in policies when the exclusions rule out coverage for injury resulting from intoxication of narcotics. The United States Western District Court…
  • Aug 1

    Texas Guaranty Fund

    Texas Guaranty Fund
    Insurance attorneys need to be able to discuss the Texas Guaranty Fund with their clients and how this fund works. Four large insurance companies were declared insolvent in 2013, and as a result lawyers will have situations where a client...
Rank this Week: 617

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Behavior Patterns that Precipitate and Perpetuate Trouble (Better call your Mom)

    Behavior Patterns that Precipitate and Perpetuate Trouble (Better call your Mom)
    -  James E. Lukaszewski, ABC, APR, Fellow PRSA Testosterosis (Petulant Arrogance): A major management and leadership mistake You have been there before, possibly many times. It’s the beginning of a hastily called meeting (maybe you…
  • Aug 3

    Still Smashing Trademark Rights?

    Still Smashing Trademark Rights?
    Why does Smashburger continue down this road of smashing its trademark rights? Especially, despite our previous cautions: Another Marketing Pitfall: How to Crush a Smashing Brand Name & Trademark Can Anyone Smash a Burger? Crushing a…
  • Jul 31

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?

    Octane Fitness Clarified the Standard for Attorney’s Fee Award, but Has Really Anything Changed?
    It’s no secret, lawsuits can be expensive. That’s why parties frequently consider the availability of recovering attorney’s fees when deciding whether to pursue (or defend) a lawsuit. While attorney’s fees have been…
Rank this Week: 359

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Tax Problem Attorney Blog

Covers topics such as sales and payroll tax problems, offers in compromise, tax audits, tax debt, tax disputes, tax fraud, tax litigation and tax controversy, and tax preparer penalties. By Brager Tax Law Group.

http://www.taxproblemattorneyblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) Filing Date Extended by HR 3236

    Foreign Bank Account Report (FBAR) Filing Date Extended by HR 3236
    On July 31, 2015, President Barack Obama signed into a law HR 3236 a highway funding bill. Buried in the Bill is a provision which changes the filing date for Foreign Bank Account Reports (FBARs) to April 15th. Up until now the due date for…
  • Jul 28

    How Long of a Prison Sentence Can Someone Face for Tax Fraud?

    How Long of a Prison Sentence Can Someone Face for Tax Fraud?
    As many tax controversy attorneys can state, tax problems can lead to major issues including a tax audit and even criminal tax charges. Even though tax problems are typically serious matters there are certain tax crimes that stand out even…
  • Jul 22

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?

    How Many Years Back Can the IRS Go in its Search for Tax Fraud?
    The IRS and Department of Justice have cracked down on tax fraud and tax evasion regardless of its form. However, in recent announcements the Department of Justice has revealed its targeted enforcement focus on business payroll tax fraud,…
Rank this Week: 473

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Brain and Spine Injury Law Blog

Focuses on brain and spine injury awareness, education, news and information. By Timothy Titolo.

http://brainandspine.titololawoffice.com/
  • Aug 4

    Neuro-Imaging Studies Generally Non-Diagnostic in Children with Sports Related

    Neuro-Imaging Studies Generally Non-Diagnostic in Children with Sports Related
    A study reported in the June issue of the Journal of Neurosurgery Pediatrics reports that researchers examining neuroimaging studies obtained in children and adolescents with sports-related concussions found the images normal in 78% of cases…
  • Jul 28

    Concussion Research Center Established at McGill University

    Concussion Research Center Established at McGill University
    A new research center has been established at McGill University to study the effects of mild traumatic brain injury.  The new research center will purchase a state of the Ultra High Performance MRI system whose strength is reportedly 64…
  • Jul 21

    Upcoming Brain Injury Conference

    Upcoming Brain Injury Conference
    I am attending the Traumatic Brain Injury Annual Conference with the American Association of Justice next month in Montreal.  The American Association for Justice is a group of dedicated lawyers fighting for consumers and injured…
Rank this Week: 440

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Aug 4

    The FCA Promotes Free and Fair Market Competition

    The FCA Promotes Free and Fair Market Competition
    The Chamber of Commerce has commenced a well-financed and aggressive lobbying campaign to undermine America’s most effective whistleblower law, the False Claims Act. To justify its anti-whistleblower campaign the Chamber published a…
  • Aug 3

    3 Accidental Whistleblowers (Fired for Doing their Jobs Well)

    3 Accidental Whistleblowers (Fired for Doing their Jobs Well)
    Originally published at Corporate Compliance Insights on June 3, 2014 by Guest Columnist Donna Boehme.   Recently I’ve had a few epiphanies about corporate whistleblowers (are we ever going to find a better term for…
  • Jul 31

    Inspector General Failed to Protect VA Whistleblower

    Inspector General Failed to Protect VA Whistleblower
    Yesterday, U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) held a hearing with Veterans Affairs whistleblowers, the current Acting Inspector General and Special Counsel for the U.S. Office of Special Counsel to investigate claims of veteran abuse and…
Rank this Week: 434

Securities Lawyers Blog

Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities law. By Gana LLP.

http://www.securitieslawyersblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Cushing Mutual Funds Investor Update

    Cushing Mutual Funds Investor Update
    The attorneys at Gana LLP have been following the collapse of a series of mutual funds managed by Cushing Asset Management. The funds involved include: Cushing Closed-End Funds Cushing Renaissance Fund Cushing Royalty & Income Fund…
  • Aug 3

    Numerous Customer Complaints Against Herbert J. Sims Broker Robert Delguercio

    Numerous Customer Complaints Against Herbert J. Sims Broker Robert Delguercio
    According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Robert Delguercio (Delguercio) has been the subject of at least eight customer complaints, two financial matters, and one employment…
  • Jul 31

    Gana LLP Investigation: Broker Duane Smith

    Gana LLP Investigation: Broker Duane Smith
    According to the BrokerCheck records kept by Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) broker Duane Smith (Smith) has been the subject of at least two customer complaint and one employment separation. The customer complaints against…
Rank this Week: 231

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 4

    140Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:US Federal Judge orders NHL to turn over injury and concussion dataCrime rate not main reason US prison population exploded: It was sentencing policy Abortion pill RU-486 approved…
  • Jul 30

    Windows 10? Whatever...

    Windows 10? Whatever...
    Windows 10?  Yawn.If nothing else, the imminent launch of the new Windows OS gives us opportunity again to wonder why the Powers-That-Be at Microsoft continue to fail to grasp the obvious.In terms of user interface, they got it right…
  • Jul 27

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline

    140 Law - Current Leading Legal Headline
    Here are the current leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Georgia sues Carl Malamud group, calls publishing state’s annotated code of laws online unlawful Cosby seeks court sanctions against Canadian accuser over deposition…
Rank this Week: 781

US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 487

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Aug 4

    Survey Rights in Ohio

    Survey Rights in Ohio
      Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson of the Cleveland Marshall College of Law reviews the recent decisions dealing with pre-acquisition entries for surveys. She notes that TROs allowing entry for survey work have been granted. The…
  • Aug 3

    When is a Limitation on Water Use a Taking?

    When is a Limitation on Water Use a Taking?
    The California drought has raised numerous issues on how to deal with the distribution of the limited resource of water. Does the loss of water create a “taking” in and of itself? Is there any guarantee of water which constitutes…
  • Jul 28

    Legal Expenses in Eminent Domain are Wearisome and Worrisome

    Legal Expenses in Eminent Domain are Wearisome and Worrisome
      Incredibly, the Missoula water eminent domain case now has the a different biggest headline – not the cost of the project or the fight about the project, but the cost of the litigation.  The…
Rank this Week: 795

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 4

    Assorted Stupidity #78

    Assorted Stupidity #78
    Number of lawsuits filed during 2014 in the U.S. District Court in Tucson: 3,772. Number of those lawsuits filed by Dale Maisano: 2,995 (79.4 percent). Number of lawsuits Maisano has filed in the District of Tennessee: over 1,800. Most…
  • Jul 31

    Toddler Enjoys Lawyer-Themed Birthday Party

    Toddler Enjoys Lawyer-Themed Birthday Party
    Well, this seems to have happened in January but didn't receive the publicity it deserves until the WSJ's Law Blog covered it recently. Obviously I need better sources in Prairieville, Louisiana. That's the home of the Dobra family, whose…
  • Jul 31

    TSA: Terror Sorority Alert

    TSA: Terror Sorority Alert
    Seriously, I'm already way behind on other stuff—could the TSA stop doing stupid $&*# for maybe 48 hours? Is that possible? Today's report (thanks, Erika) is that thousands of passengers were delayed for hours at Hobby Airport in…
Rank this Week: 241

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 6

The Consumer Financial Services…

The Consumer Financial Services Blog

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Fair Credit Billing Act, Fair Credit Reporting Act and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. By Maurice & Needleman, P.C.

http://consumerfsblog.com/
  • Aug 4

    Florida Court Reverses Order Allowing Adjudication of Past Due HOA Assessments After Foreclosure

    Florida Court Reverses Order Allowing Adjudication of Past Due HOA Assessments After Foreclosure
    The Florida Fifth District Court of Appeal recently quashed a trial court’s order that a mortgagee’s liability for past due HOA assessments was limited to the lesser of the 12 months of assessments prior to the mortgagee’s…
  • Jul 31

    Third Circuit Finds Communications Must Be ‘Material’ to Be Actionable Under FDCPA

    Third Circuit Finds Communications Must Be ‘Material’ to Be Actionable Under FDCPA
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit recently held that a false statement in a communication from a debt collector must be “material” to be actionable under the FDCPA.  In so ruling, the Court found that…
  • Jul 30

    Eighth Circuit BAP Rejects Crawford

    Eighth Circuit BAP Rejects Crawford
    The United States Bankruptcy Appellate Panel for the Eighth Circuit recently held that filing a proof of claim on a time-barred debt is not, alone, a prohibited debt collection practice under the federal Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. A…
Rank this Week: 720