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US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 428

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    International Ombudsman Association Offers Scholarship to Aspiring Ombuds for 2015 Conference

    International Ombudsman Association Offers Scholarship to Aspiring Ombuds for 2015 Conference
    The IOA International Committee announces the availability of financial support to sponsor members or prospective members living outside of the United States and Canada to attend the upcoming IOA 10th Annual Conference taking place April…
  • Nov 21

    Call for Proposals: FCO/ACCUO 2015 Conference

    Call for Proposals: FCO/ACCUO 2015 Conference
    The Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons are inviting proposals you to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia for the joint FCO/ACCUO biennial Conference from May 10-13 2015. …
  • Nov 21

    Update: University of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matter

    Update: University of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matter
    Last week, the University of Oregon decided that there was no legal requirement that the Ombuds Office be identified as a “responsible person or authority” under Title IX, or as a “campus security authority” under the…
Rank this Week: 461

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
  • Nov 22

    Department of Justice collects $2.3 billion in 2014 healthcare fraud recoverie

    Department of Justice collects $2.3 billion in 2014 healthcare fraud recoverie
    The Justice Department recovered $2.3 billion from whistleblower cases alleging healthcare fraud schemes in fiscal 2014. It was the fifth consecutive year the Justice Department recovered more than $2 billion from cases alleging fraud against…
  • Nov 21

    Number of persons from India becoming U.S. whistleblowers spike

    Number of persons from India becoming U.S. whistleblowers spike
    A report from the United States Securities and Exchange Commissions reveals that  there were 69  whistleblower tips from India between October 2013 to September 2014, making it the second largest source of such leads outside of…
  • Nov 20

    President Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war

    President Obama’s executive order on immigration begins constitutional war
    President Barack Obama is about to invoke his executive authority  to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation. Millions more will remain in limbo. This action is expected to start a constitutional battle in…
Rank this Week: 673

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
Rank this Week: 135

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Nov 22

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award
    John Marshall's Mark Wojcik has been selected by the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research as the Section Award Winner. The award is based on "service, scholarship, and legal writing program design or other activity…
  • Nov 20

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference
    The Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held July 21-23, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The 2015 Conference is co-sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and Seattle University School of…
  • Nov 20

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre
    One of the most overlooked resources in a library is the professional library staff. The Law Library of Congress--the largest law library in the world--is no exception. Pictured here with me (I'm the guy on the left) are some of...
Rank this Week: 230

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/
  • Nov 22

    Just watch the video

    Just watch the video
    This article explains. I have nothing to add--skip to 22:38, when the respondent's argument begins. Somehow, law professors are to blame for this.
  • Nov 21

    DOJ weighs in

    DOJ weighs in
    Seeming to share my sense of where the burden should lie, Eric Holder released video urging law enforcement and protesters to collaborate on plans to keep the peace should protests occur in Ferguson. He reminded protesters that historically…
  • Nov 21

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line

    Teaching Copyright Law - Blurred Line
    "Blurred Lines," the summer hit of 2013, is the subject of a copyright dispute. The estate of Marvin Gaye claims that the composers of the hit song (Pharrel Williams, Robin Thicke, and T.I.) appropriated the song from the Gaye hit,…
Rank this Week: 75

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 246

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    China NDA: A Day In The Life Of A China Lawyer, Part II

    China NDA: A Day In The Life Of A China Lawyer, Part II
    Someone in our China Law Blog Linkedin Group (please check it out and join if you are not yet a member — we keep it entirely spam-free) asked a question regarding an NDA with a Chinese supplier. Someone else in the group responded by…
  • Nov 21

    China Trademark Registrations: The Latest News From The Front

    China Trademark Registrations: The Latest News From The Front
    One of our China lawyers sent an email to a client yesterday, updating the client on the status of its trademark filings. I am republishing that email below because it succinctly sets out the current timelines for the various stages of…
  • Nov 20

    China’s Typical Expat

    China’s Typical Expat
    http://www.haohaoreport.com/l/50803
Rank this Week: 110

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    January arguments, day by day

    January arguments, day by day
    The Supreme Court on Friday released the schedule of oral arguments for the session beginning January 12.  Arguments begin at 10 a.m. each day; each argument will be for one hour.  There will be no afternoon arguments. The daily…
  • Nov 22

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)

    Oklahoma seeks faster health care appeal (UPDATED)
    UPDATED 11:21 a.m.   The Oklahoma petition for review before the appeals court rules is here.  The state noted it is willing to have its case, if granted, put on the same briefing schedule as King v. Burwell, and asks for a…
  • Nov 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Chandler v. United States 14-282 Issue: Whether conspiracy to commit a robbery, absent any overt act in furtherance of the crime, is itself a violent felony presenting a serious potential risk of physical…
Rank this Week: 11

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Reading: War of the Whale

    Weekend Reading: War of the Whale
    Dozens of beaked whales beach themselves in the Bahamas. This leads to a legal battle against the U.S. Navy. Joshua Horwitz details the story, scientists, the legal battle, and the science in  War of the Whales. It’s an uphill…
  • Nov 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for November 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for November 21
    Commissioner: ‘Millionaires can fend for themselves’ by Mark Schoeff Jr. in Investment News “This obsession with ‘protecting’ millionaires — potentially at the cost of hindering the wildly successful and…
  • Nov 20

    Anti-Money Laundering Regulations are Coming for Private Fund

    Anti-Money Laundering Regulations are Coming for Private Fund
    Investment advisers and private funds have largely not been under the strict regulatory requirements under Bank Secrecy Act. The rationale is that the custody requirements impose a custody account and the custodian is subject to those rules.…
Rank this Week: 409

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Workers' rights under the OSH Act

    Workers' rights under the OSH Act
    Today's post is shared from osha.orgWorkers are entitled to working conditions that do not pose a risk of serious harm. To help assure a safe and healthful workplace, OSHA also provides workers with the right to:Ask OSHA to inspect…
  • Nov 22

    Falling Wages at Factories Squeeze the Middle Cla

    Falling Wages at Factories Squeeze the Middle Cla
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.nytimes.com For nearly 20 years, Darrell Eberhardt worked in an Ohio factory putting together wheelchairs, earning $18.50 an hour, enough to gain a toehold in the middle class…
  • Nov 22

    Where near-minimum-wage workers work, and how much they make

    Where near-minimum-wage workers work, and how much they make
    Today's post was shared by Steven Greenhouse and comes from www.pewresearch.org As Fact Tank noted earlier this month, about 20.6 million people — 30% of all hourly, non-self-employed workers 18 and older — are what we call…
Rank this Week: 319

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 88

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
  • Nov 22

    I Mean, Why Can’t Corporations Be Artists?

    I Mean, Why Can’t Corporations Be Artists?
    Here’s an interesting conundrum. If a major petroleum corporation is alleged to “steal” an idea from a visual artist, the artistic community tends to side with the artist. But if it’s one artist “stealing”…
  • Nov 22

    Are ‘Volunteers’ Protected From Employment Discrimination?

    Are ‘Volunteers’ Protected From Employment Discrimination?
    According to the Sixth Circuit, not as far as Title VII is concerned. So, can an organization decide to terminate a volunteer’s affiliation with it because of the volunteer’s religion? The answer, according to a recent panel of…
  • Nov 19

    Must See: Sturtevant

    Must See: Sturtevant
    If you’re in or happen to find yourself in NYC, you MUST go see the Sturtevant exhibition, Sturtevant: Double Trouble, currently up at MoMA. This is a quick post, and I’m writing a bit on her practice as we speak, but for now…
Rank this Week: 326

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Hurricane Sandy Update - Case Management Order No. 12

    Hurricane Sandy Update - Case Management Order No. 12
    If you have been following Hurricane Sandy news, you may already be aware of Judge Brown’s recent November 7th order in Raimey v. Wright National Flood Insurance Company,1 in the Eastern District of New York (EDNY) which requires…
  • Nov 21

    Snowmageddon 2014: Are You Covered?

    Snowmageddon 2014: Are You Covered?
    Snowmageddon buried western New York this week with the lake-effect snowfall. Winter storms are the third-largest cause of catastrophic losses in the United States (after hurricanes and tornadoes). The good news for homeowners is that in most…
  • Nov 20

    In Oklahoma, Are Labor Costs Subject to Depreciation When Calculating ACV?

    In Oklahoma, Are Labor Costs Subject to Depreciation When Calculating ACV?
    Recently a reader came across my blog post discussing whether depreciation of labor is allowed in California when calculating ACV. In California, the answer is no. The reader wanted to know whether the same holds true for Oklahoma and, more…
Rank this Week: 520

Outside Counsel

Outside Counsel

Occasional notes on a glamor profession. By Bill Altreuter.

http://outsidethelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State…

    This semester I helped a Buffalo State PolySci professor coach two moot court teams for a tournament that will be taking place this weekend. Unfortunately, snow happened, and they aren't able to get out and go to Ohio for the competition. I'm…
  • Nov 21

    I was thinking that we might have a bit of…

    I was thinking that we might have a bit of a Mike Nichols retrospective, but in fact he was so prolific that it is difficult to avoid his work. Last week, for example, we watched Closer, a movie that surprised me-- I kept getting exasperated…
  • Nov 17

    Here's a modest ethical dilemma: you can…

    Here's a modest ethical dilemma: you can be an organ donor, or you can donate your body to a medical school, but you can't do both. (You can donate your corneas and still give your body to a medical school, but that's it.) My inclination is…
Rank this Week: 517

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
  • Nov 21

    A Farewell to Basketball

    A Farewell to Basketball
    by Michael DorfMy retirement from my favorite sport looked nothing like Derek Jeter's retirement from his. There were no standing ovations, no sneaker ads, no ESPN encomia. That's fair enough. If not quite the second coming of Babe Ruth that…
  • Nov 20

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, "Disdainful Economists, Hubristic Jurists, and Fanatical Republicans: A Recipe for Single-Payer Health Care?" I try to figure out what the "end game" is for the great debate over the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 207

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    Columbia Journalism Review on plagiarism

    Columbia Journalism Review on plagiarism
    David Uberti has a post in the Columbia Journalism Review titled Journalism has a plagiarism problem. But it’s not the one you’d expect The "unexpected" problem seems to be the variability in responding to plagiarism issues,…
  • Nov 22

    US 8,857,000: dry board eraser system

    US 8,857,000: dry board eraser system
    The inventor was in the third grade when the case was filed.The case was prosecuted by Gearhart Law of Summit, New Jersey, the principal lawyer of which is Richard Gearhart, once of Novartis Pharmaceuticals. Yes, there was an examiner…
  • Nov 21

    The patent numbers game: "my stack is bigger than your stack" arguments are so gone...

    The patent numbers game: "my stack is bigger than your stack" arguments are so gone...
    On October 24, 2014, InsideCounsel had a post "Assessing IP Assets," with the text:The importance of due diligence historically has been downplayed. For the most part, it didn’t matter what condition an asset was in so long as it was…
Rank this Week: 34

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Nov 22

    Arbitration Trend

    Arbitration Trend
    Another form of alleged abuse that has been lurking amongst nursing homes and elder care facilities is mandatory pre-suit arbitration clauses hidden in nursing home admission paperwork.  The so-called “arbitration agreement”…
  • Nov 21

    Choking Death

    Choking Death
    The L.A. Daily News reported the sad preventable death of a nursing home resident who choked on medications mixed with apple sauce.  Windsor Gardens Healthcare Center of the Valley, a skilled nursing facility in North Hollywood, was…
  • Nov 20

    Unsafe Lift Leads to Tragic Wrongful Death

    Unsafe Lift Leads to Tragic Wrongful Death
    Tri-City Herald reported the preventable death of Harry Lee Minor and the pending lawsuit still going on five years later.  Minor’s family sued the skilled nursing facility, Avalon Health & Rehabilitation Center, where he…
Rank this Week: 204

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Nov 22

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident

    The Killing of Akai Gurley: A Mistake, Perhaps, But No Accident
    There was no excuse offered. Akai Gurley did nothing, absolutely nothing, to cause probationary Police Officer Peter Liang to shoot him in the chest and kill him. Whether Gurley did anything wrong in his life before that, even the cops…
  • Nov 22

    Cosby In Context (Update)

    Cosby In Context (Update)
    One of America’s most beloved entertainers, Bill Cosby, is now not only a rapist, but a serial rapist.  As his lawyer, Marty Singer, correctly points out, most of the allegations now being raised aren’t new. Rather, they are…
  • Nov 21

    The Dark Tactic of Stash House Sting

    The Dark Tactic of Stash House Sting
    It works, right?  Isn’t that good enough? “The conspiracy was real; the guns were real; the defendants’ intent to use them to violently rob a cocaine stash house was real; and the defendants’ criminal histories…
Rank this Week: 47

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • Nov 22

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-21
    Stay granted in fight arising from data breach http://t.co/zI6YThJdLb -> Regulators fine UK banks over IT problems http://t.co/HIsntdr7U8 -> Cyberbullying bill raises alarm for privacy commissioner http://t.co/mrOPPVCuY1 -> Hackers…
  • Nov 21

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-20
    Chantal Bernier: Data breach response is ‘not the time to improvise’ http://t.co/0NWWc6IYhX -> Updated: BC’s Law Society president clarifies comments on Cloud technology http://t.co/qPguVJgwpS -> Law Across the Wire…
  • Nov 20

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-19
    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2014-11-18: CASL: when is a computer program installed or caused to be … http://t.co/YWHk1pp1a4 -> CRTC clarifies that anti-spam law won't apply to self-installation of computer programs…
Rank this Week: 752

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 297

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: November 16-22, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Over the past week on Opinio Juris, we again enjoyed a lot of different perspectives from our guest bloggers, beginning with Rob Howse, whom Kristen introduced as this week’s featured guest…
  • Nov 21

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica

    The Ninth Circuit’s Muddled Comity Analysis in Mujica
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Last week the Ninth Circuit issued a controversial opinion in Mujica v. Airscan, Inc., that sharply limits the scope of human rights litigation. The claims in Mujica arose in Colombia and allegedly implicate…
  • Nov 21

    What Makes (International) Law Law? Liam Murphy

    What Makes (International) Law Law? Liam Murphy
    by Robert Howse by Robert Howse [Rob Howse is the Lloyd C. Nelson Professor of International Law at NYU and is guest blogging this week here at Opinio Juris. His first post can be found here; his…
Rank this Week: 213

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

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

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Nov 22

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed
    It had been a while since I had seen a administrative fine imposed on a U.S. company for the unlawful of export of encryption technology. According to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security press release posted…
  • Nov 20

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi
    I find it somewhat amusing, and at some level disconcerting, that the President took to, of all things … Facebook … to announce that he is about to force a political conflict with a majority of the American people over…
  • Nov 19

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool
    Three Americans were killed by radical Islamists yesterday. The media coverage and official U.S. responses, frankly, has been the equivalent of political tumbleweed. The synagogue attack by axe-wielding Palestinian terrorists, cheered by…
Rank this Week: 768

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Nov 22

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney
    A Fort Myers, Florida news station reports that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested a man after finding child porn in his home. NBC 2 reports that FDLE agents arrested that Bryan Ludlam, age 42, a father of three young…
  • Nov 20

    Should the Bahamas Be Permitted to Register Cruise Ships?

    Should the Bahamas Be Permitted to Register Cruise Ships?
    Three Shot In Just 12 Hours reads the headlines in the Tribune newspapers today. Other articles in the local newspapers in Nassau include Tourist: I was Victim of Sex Attack by Jet Ski Operators. The U.S. Embassy in Nassau has issued a…
  • Nov 18

    Andy Stuart - No Wonder He's Smiling

    Andy Stuart - No Wonder He's Smiling
    The Securities & Exchange Commission reports that Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) Executive Vice President Andrew Stuart sold 67,701 shares of NCL stock in a transaction last week at an average price of $40.35, for a total value of…
Rank this Week: 78

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance

    Seaman: UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance
    Kate Seaman (Univ. of Bath - Politics) has published UN-Tied Nations: The United Nations, Peacekeeping and Global Governance (Ashgate 2014). Here's the abstract:With the recent developments in Syria the United Nations is once again making…
  • Nov 20

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization

    Mikulaschek: Minor Powers’ Influence in International Organization
    Christoph Mikulaschek (Princeton Univ.) has posted Minor powers’ influence in international organizations: Empirical evidence exploiting the natural experiment of African representation on the UN Security Council. Here's the abstract:To…
  • Nov 20

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law

    Tourme Jouannet: A Short Introduction to International Law
    Emmanuelle Tourme Jouannet (Sciences Po - Law) has published A Short Introduction to International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:In our globalised world the sources and actors of international law are many and its…
Rank this Week: 62

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • Nov 21

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation

    International Game Developers Association (IGDA) and Defamation
    1. Sometime within the past 48 hours, the International Game Developers Association, through its agent Kate Edwards, linked to and widely publicized what it called an "Online Harassment Resource." (Kate Edwards of IGDA Tweeted out a…
  • Nov 20

    Does Randi Harper FreeBSDGirl Have a Criminal Record?

    Does Randi Harper FreeBSDGirl Have a Criminal Record?
    Randi Harper posts on Twitter and elsewhere online as "FreeBSD." About a month or so ago, Ms. Harper made some false accusations against me. She claimed I was harassing or threatening her. I had never heard of the pretty young lady.…
  • Nov 19

    Does Sam Biddle, a Bully from Gawker Media, Abuse Animals?

    Does Sam Biddle, a Bully from Gawker Media, Abuse Animals?
    Sam Biddle is a writer currently employed by Gawker Media. Sam Biddle was a nobody who rose to fame when he used his platform at Gawker to torment and terrorize people. He is famous for saying, "Bring back bullying." ("Bring…
Rank this Week: 212

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    The Good Law Hackathon: 22 November 2014, London: Links and resource

    The Good Law Hackathon: 22 November 2014, London: Links and resource
    The Good Law Hackathon is being held 22 November 2014 at the UK Ministry of Justice in London. I think John Sheridan of The National Archives is organizing the event. The event appears to be associated with the UK Government’s ……
  • Nov 17

    Land Matrix: Data and Visualizations Concerning Large Real Property Transaction

    Land Matrix: Data and Visualizations Concerning Large Real Property Transaction
    Land Matrix is a free and open database of large land transaction data, with visualization tools. Land Matrix is operated by a group of organizations including International Land Coalition and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies…
  • Nov 17

    Ceci: The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgement

    Ceci: The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgement
    Marcello Ceci of University College Cork has published The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgements, in Michał Araszkiewic et al. (Eds.), Problems of Normativity, Rules and Rule-Following (Springer 2015). Click here to…
Rank this Week: 118

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Houston's Clear Thinkers

Observations on developments in law, business, medicine, culture, sports, and other matters of general interest to the Houston business, professional, and academic communities. Published by Houston attorney Tom Kirkendall.

http://blog.kir.com/
Rank this Week: 186

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 21

    Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation

    Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation
    The American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hosting a program entitled "The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation: Lessons to Be Learned" from 4:30 to 6:00 pm (Eastern)…
  • Nov 20

    Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Andrew Williams -- The Federal Circuit made it clear earlier today that district courts should freely grant stays in view of Covered Business Method ("CBM") patent reviews instituted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB"). In…
  • Nov 19

    USPTO News Brief

    USPTO News Brief
    By Donald Zuhn -- Prioritized Examination Interim Rule Adopted As Final Last March, we reported on an interim rule implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that expanded the time periods for meeting certain requirements for filing…
Rank this Week: 128

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Nov 21

    Not Your Average Lawsuit …

    Not Your Average Lawsuit …
    “A woman who impaled herself on a picket fence when she fell while urinating from an unprotected veranda has sued her former fiance for substantial damages…” Yikes! Here’s the rest of the story.
  • Nov 20

    These Gambling Gents Had A Lot More At Stake Than The Pot

    These Gambling Gents Had A Lot More At Stake Than The Pot
    Unless you have a gambling problem, you’ll usually play with what you are prepared to lose. No way were these gents prepared to lose what they did. As reported by The Arab Times: The Ahmadi police have arrested 12 Asians [in Kuwait…
  • Nov 19

    Bad Day To Go Car Shopping Here

    Bad Day To Go Car Shopping Here
    “Of all the car dealers in all the towns in all the world, he walks into this one.” (If you don’t recognize this paraphrased quote, see #67.) As reported by Will Greenlee at tcpalm.com A man accused of running around a car…
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Watson Immigration Law Blog

Watson Immigration Law Blog

Covers US immigration and naturalization law. By Tahmina Watson.

http://watsonimmigration.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Obama’s First Remarks on Immigration Executive Action Thursday November 20th

    Obama’s First Remarks on Immigration Executive Action Thursday November 20th
    Copied from the White House: Remarks by the President in Address to the Nation on Immigration Cross Hall 8:01 P.M. EST THE PRESIDENT: My fellow Americans, tonight, I’d like to talk with you about immigration. For more than 200 years,…
  • Nov 20

    Executive action items that did not make the list.

    Executive action items that did not make the list.
    While we review and write about what executive action on immigration will do,  we can already tell what it will not do: 1. Unused visas will not be recaptured and therefore the backlog will remain as is.  I am seeing a lot of…
  • Nov 20

    Executive Action for Entrepreneurs- Almost A Startup Visa

    Executive Action for Entrepreneurs- Almost A Startup Visa
    There will be several measures for immigrant entrepreneurs and details will emerge soon.  However, this is a significant development – this is a new program using the parole authority.   Entrepreneurs will be allowed into the…
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Switchboard

Switchboard

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

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
Rank this Week: 802

Salmonella Blog

Salmonella Blog

Provides surveillance and analysis on salmonella news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.salmonellablog.com/
Rank this Week: 459

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    CDC weighs in on 10 State Salmonella Sprout Outbreak

    CDC weighs in on 10 State Salmonella Sprout Outbreak
    Thanks to those working late on Friday. As of November 21, 2014, the CDC reports a total of 63 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella Enteritidis have been reported from 10 states:... Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State

    Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State
    Time for a Warning? Three people in Vermont and four people in New Hampshire have been sickened by Salmonella believed to be associated with bean sprouts, health officials in the... Continue Reading
  • Nov 20

    Multi-state Salmonella Cluster Under Investigation

    Multi-state Salmonella Cluster Under Investigation
    Boston’s Fox 25 News reports that Massachusetts state and federal health officials are looking into cases of salmonella that have been reported in multiple states. The Massachusetts Department of Health... Continue Reading
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Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Nov 21

    CDC: 10 State, 63 Person Salmonella Outbreak Announced

    CDC: 10 State, 63 Person Salmonella Outbreak Announced
    Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, Montana, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Vermont implicated. As of November 21, 2014, the CDC reports a total of 63 persons infected with the outbreak strains of Salmonella…
  • Nov 21

    Another Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State

    Another Salmonella “Sproutbreak” – “Sproutpocalypse” – “Sproutageddon” Sickens 68 in 10 State
    Three people in Vermont and four people in New Hampshire have been sickened by Salmonella believed to be associated with bean sprouts. According to the Vermont Department of Health, the Centers for Disease Control reported Friday (not yet on…
  • Nov 21

    Wonton Food Bean Sprouts Link in Northeast Salmonella Outbreak

    Wonton Food Bean Sprouts Link in Northeast Salmonella Outbreak
    An outbreak of Salmonella illnesses in the northeastern United States, including three cases in Vermont, has been associated with bean sprouts. This is the finding from an investigation by the Vermont Department of Health along with other…
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Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Wonton Foods Sprouts Sicken Dozens with Salmonella

    Wonton Foods Sprouts Sicken Dozens with Salmonella
     Bean sprouts from Wonton Food Inc. in  New York have sickened 68 people in 10 states with Salmonella posioning. Eleven people have been hospitalized. State health departments working with the Centers for Disease Control and…
  • Nov 20

    Listeria Death Lawsuits Seek Damage

    Listeria Death Lawsuits Seek Damage
     Listeria outbreaks have caused at least four deaths this year in U.S. food poisoning cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The confirmed Listeria deaths were traced on two occasions to Mexican-style…
  • Nov 12

    Deadly Listeria Outbreak in Illinois Prompts Closure of Sprouts Maker Wholesome Soy

    Deadly Listeria Outbreak in Illinois Prompts Closure of Sprouts Maker Wholesome Soy
    In the wake of two people dying this summer from Listeria food poisoning linked to mung bean sprouts from Wholesome Soy Products Inc. of Chicago, the company has informed federal agencies that it will shut down. The deadly outbreak this…
Rank this Week: 333

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
  • Nov 20

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Office of Legal Counsel yesterday released an opinion on the President's legal authority for his immigration plan, which he'll announce shortly. Here's the summary, in three points: The…
  • Nov 20

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law November 20, as President Obama acknowledged again this year, is "Transgender Day of Remembrance." While the commemoration often focuses on violence against…
Rank this Week: 261

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Nov 21

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014
    So, just in case you were wondering what new and important cases were issued by the Hawaii courts this year, you are in luck if you are a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services...
  • Oct 2

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?
    Ebola Victim in Hawaii? Thankfully, it appears not, but the potential for an infectious or viral outbreak prompted this disaster-law wonk to crack open my copy of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and see what the government can actually do in...
  • Sep 30

    Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claim

    Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claim
    The Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that punitive damages were NOT available for unseaworthiness claims. The case is Haleigh Janee McBride v. Estis Well Serv. and the original opinion can be found here. In a lengthy opinion, with…
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Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Nov 21

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return
    In Butler v Simmons-Butler, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered the issue whether a trial court has the authority to order a party to sign amended joint federal tax returns for prior years. The defendant appealed that order arguing that…
  • Nov 20

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody
    Family lawyers are seeing a lot of custody cases these days in which allegations of abuse result in an investigation by Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. When a parent reports alleged abuse to CPS, that agency must investigate. If…
  • Nov 19

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary
    When the parties divorced, their judgment awarded each party fifty percent of the marital portion of the other party’s pension. Husband retired and elected to receive his portion of his ex-wife's school pension. She then learned that her…
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this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Nov 21

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Uber's recent troubles, Net Neutrality and Ayn Rand, copyrights... in spaaaaaaace! And more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani and Melissa Sachs Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
  • Nov 14

    TWiL 282: Farts and Art

    TWiL 282: Farts and Art
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Revenue streams for musicians, President Obama weighs in on net neutrality, holiday shopping tips from economist Joel Waldfogel and more! Guests: Suzanne Jackiw, Kristin Thomson and Joel Waldfogel Photo credit:…
  • Oct 31

    TWiL 281: The Haunted Hello Kitty Room

    TWiL 281: The Haunted Hello Kitty Room
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Cleavage on Google Street View, Facebook Rooms app may not be anonymous, is Uber responsible for driver's actions? And more! Guests: Halley Suitt Tucker and Franklin Graves Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 282

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 21

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congre

    The Trans-Pacific Partnership Negotiations and Issues for Congre
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Negotiations and Issues for Congress. Ian F. Fergusson, Coordinator, Specialist in International Trade and Finance; Mark A. McMinimy , Analyst in Agricultural Policy; Brock R. Williams,…
  • Nov 21

    Public Plans Database

    Public Plans Database
    “The Center for State and Local Government Excellence and the Center for Retirement Research at Boston College have partnered to develop the Public Plans Database (PPD). The PPD contains comprehensive financial, governance, and…
  • Nov 21

    The increased supply of underutilized labor from 2006 to 2014

    The increased supply of underutilized labor from 2006 to 2014
    “Four BLS measures of labor underutilization are used to analyze changes in the supply of labor from just before the 2007–2009 recession to June 2014; the results indicate that (1) the increase in the number of people marginally…
Rank this Week: 26

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Nov 21

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America
    New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular culture, and murder trials involving women, as…
  • Nov 21

    Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research

    Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research And Citations Join Reference Librarian Jordan Jefferson to learn what tools are available, how they work, and which ones best…
  • Nov 18

    Library Tip: Librarian's Knowledge Base

    Library Tip: Librarian's Knowledge Base
    The Yale Law Librarian’s Knowledge Base is a collection of articles, blog posts, tutorials, research guides and more that students can use to find information and research assistance on the law library website.
Rank this Week: 337

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Nov 21

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America
    New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular culture, and murder trials involving women, as…
  • Nov 17

    Videos from "A Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition"

    Videos from "A Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition"
    The “Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition” symposium on October 3 was a tremendous success. Thanks to all who attended and who helped organize the event. Those who could not attend can view video recordings of the…
  • Oct 21

    Ann Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone

    Ann Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library is at the same time delighted to report the publication of Ann Jordan Laeuchli’s Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone (Buffalo, NY: Published for Yale Law Library by William S. Hein & Co.,…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Nov 21

    Idaho State Police Arrest Kingston Woman for First Degree Murder of Infant Girl in August

    Idaho State Police Arrest Kingston Woman for First Degree Murder of Infant Girl in August
    Heather Lynn CrawfordIDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 11/21/14 at 6:00 p.m. COEUR D'ALENE -…
  • Nov 21

    Fatal Crash near Ashton

    Fatal Crash near Ashton
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 6 1540 Foote Dr. Idaho Falls, Idaho 83402-1828…
  • Nov 19

    Idaho State Police Detectives and Nez Perce Tribal Police Make Six Drug Arrests in Motel Room in Lewiston

    Idaho State Police Detectives and Nez Perce Tribal Police Make Six Drug Arrests in Motel Room in Lewiston
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information Officer Headquarters 700 S. Stratford Dr., Meridian 83642 (208) 884-7122 Fax (208) 884-7087 For Immediate Release: 11/19/14 at 3:30 p.m. LEWISTON - Detectives with the Idaho…
Rank this Week: 257

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!
    Brandi Harrison, the 2014 National Watermelon Queen @ Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Nov 21

    TASTING THE MODERN

    TASTING THE MODERN
    Caviar and egg Figs, beets & pears Foie gras & cranberry tart Pasta with white truffle Branzino steamed in spinach, matsutake mushrooms Kobe Beef glazed in bone marrow Sorbet Chocolate
  • Nov 21

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
    Went to Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen @ Boca Raton Food was just ok.
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