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Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 46

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • May 2

    Colloquia/Workshops (New York, NY)

    Colloquia/Workshops (New York, NY)
    New York University School of Law Samuel Moyn, Harvard Law School, presents today as part of the Legal History Colloquium: Toward a History of Clean and Endless War. Paper available here.
  • Apr 29

    CFP: African J. Comparative Constitutional Law

    CFP: African J. Comparative Constitutional Law
    The Africa Journal of Comparative Constitutional Law (AJCCL), published by JUTA Law of South Africa and the Kenya School of Law in Nairobi, invites submissions for its inaugural issue. The...
  • Apr 29

    Texas Legal Scholars Workshop — Dallas, TX

    Texas Legal Scholars Workshop — Dallas, TX
    The Southern Methodist University (SMU) Dedman School of Law and the University of Houston Law Center present the second annual Texas Legal Scholars Workshop Aug. 26-27, 2016, at SMU in...
Rank this Week: 47

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law
    2-14-16 California: SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today she is authoring legislation that will stop the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing convicted sex offenders…
  • Feb 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 48

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 2

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women
    The Journal IE (Mar. 30, 2016): The Horrific Case Involving a Young Pregnant Brain-dead Woman May not Be a One-off, by Kate Butler: Two years ago, the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution resulted in a judicial circus act as...
  • Apr 29

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion
    NBC News (April 29, 2016): Abortion in Europe: Rebecca Gomperts Takes Entrepreneurial Approach, by Cassandra Vinograd: Ten years ago, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts founded Women on Waves, a ship that sailed to countries where abortion was illegal to…
  • Apr 25

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion

    OK Legislature Passes A Bill Targeting Medical Licenses of Doctors Who Perform Abortion
    Washington Post (April 23, 2016): Abortion doctors would lose medical licenses under new Oklahoma bill, by Niraj Chokshi The Oklahoma legislature continues to pass legislation designed to undermine women's access to abortion. Last week the…
Rank this Week: 50

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 49

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Apr 24

    The Reverse Mortgage. What You Need To Know!

    The Reverse Mortgage. What You Need To Know!
    There is a familiar expression:  “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions!” I’d like to think that the individuals that came up with the concept of the reverse mortgage had good intentions.  The reality…
  • Apr 21

    Timing in Bankruptcy Case

    Timing in Bankruptcy Case
    As in lots of things, timing can be everything.  Timing is important in music, comedy, athletics, you name it. Timing can be very important in a bankruptcy case, too.  There can be multiple reasons for filing bankruptcy sooner as…
  • Apr 2

    What is a Medical Bankruptcy?

    What is a Medical Bankruptcy?
    Medical bankruptcy is a made up term.  It is often used by non-lawyers to describe the primary reasons behind their financial downfall.   It is a very real situation but not recognized as a special category of insolvency by the…
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • May 2

    Law and Political Theory: Two Disciplines Next To One Another

    Law and Political Theory: Two Disciplines Next To One Another
    I spent this weekend at my law school reunion, which was of course a blast. Five years out is a significant transition point for many people. For folks who were still in BigLaw, we are approaching the point where they...
  • May 2

    Eric Dannenmaier Named Dean Of Northern Illinois Law

    Eric Dannenmaier Named Dean Of Northern Illinois Law
    Northern Illinois University College of Law announced, today, that Eric Dannenmaier will take over as its dean this summer. Dannenmaier is a Professor of Law at Indiana-Indianapolis Law with a focus on environmental law, He holds a JD from…
  • May 1

    First Year Feedback And Law Student Performance

    First Year Feedback And Law Student Performance
    Daniel Schwarcz and Dion Farganis, both of University of Minnesota Law School, have posted a new article to SSRN that will interest many Lounge readers, The Impact of Individualized Feedback on Law Student Performance Here’s the abstract:…
Rank this Week: 53

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Shortage of competency restoration beds a sudden, longstanding crisi

    Shortage of competency restoration beds a sudden, longstanding crisi
    Texas' failure to finance mental-health services to sufficiently supply the vast volumes demanded by the justice system - in particular "forensic" beds for competency restoration at state mental hospitals - belatedly is receiving attention.…
  • Apr 30

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005

    Texas released 52% more violent offenders in 2014 than 2005
    Texas prisons released 52 percent more prisoners convicted of violent offenses in FY 2014 than in FY 2005, according to the TDCJ annual statistical reports from those years. Comparing the number of people released in those two years we…
  • Apr 28

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform

    Major conservative investment in criminal-justice reform
    Remarkable. Dallas businessman Doug Deason and the Charles Koch Foundation are teaming up to fund a criminal-justice reform center at SMU. Reported the Dallas News (4/26):Tuesday in Dallas, Deason announced that he and his family’s …
Rank this Week: 56

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 1

    New on LLRX – Evolutions in DNA Forensic

    New on LLRX – Evolutions in DNA Forensic
    Via LLRX.com – Evolutions in DNA Forensics – Criminal law expert Ken Strutin’s new article is yet another research tour de force – a collection of recent and notable developments concerning DNA as forensic science,…
  • May 1

    The Internet at the eco-village: Performing sustainability in the twenty-first century

    The Internet at the eco-village: Performing sustainability in the twenty-first century
    Via First Monday – The Internet at the eco-village: Performing sustainability in the twenty-first century, Teresa Cerratto-Pragman, Daniel Pragman, Bonnie Nardi, Volume 21, Number 5 – 2 May 2016. “Is the digital…
  • May 1

    UN-Habitat Urban Data Portal

    UN-Habitat Urban Data Portal
    UN-Habitat Urban Data – Free and open access to data about countries and cities around the globe. “The urban indicators data available here are analyzed, compiled and published by UN-Habitat’s Global Urban Observatory which…
Rank this Week: 54

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Dec 23

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident

    Three Injured in Gilbert, AZ Dump Truck Accident
    Gilbert, AZ — Three people were injured in an accident with a dump truck that occurred on Monday, December 21, near the intersection of Elliot and Lindsey roads around 7 a.m. According to police, the car and dump truck collided near the…
  • Dec 22

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident

    Brad Gottschall, Johnny Thomas, Injured in St. Mary’s County, MD Box Truck Accident
    St. Mary’s County, MD — 61-year-old Brad Gottschall was injured in a box truck accident that occurred on Tuesday, December 15, around 6:20 p.m. on Route 235 in Hollywood, Maryland. According to police, 34-year-old Johnny Thomas…
  • Dec 22

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision

    Motorcyclist Injured in SPID in Corpus Christi, TX Collision
    Corpus Christi, TX — A motorcyclist was injured in an accident that occurred in holiday traffic on Monday evening, December 21, on SPID between Everhart and Staples. According to police, the motorcyclist apparently rear-ended the…
Rank this Week: 55

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • May 2

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Last week, fill-scale war essentially resumed in Aleppo, but Secretary of State John Kerry indicated today that participants are closer to extending the ceasefire in Syria to include Aleppo. Reuters reports that Secretary Kerry…
  • May 2

    Using Data To Secure Networks: Optimizing Individual Privacy While Achieving Strong Security

    Using Data To Secure Networks: Optimizing Individual Privacy While Achieving Strong Security
    On April 14, in partnership with the Center For Democracy and Technology, Intel Security, and the Hoover Institution, we held a lunch event entitled, “Using Data To Secure Networks: Optimizing Individual Privacy While Achieving Strong…
  • May 2

    Centcom Report on the Kunduz Hospital Attack: Accounting for a Tragedy of Error

    Centcom Report on the Kunduz Hospital Attack: Accounting for a Tragedy of Error
    The U.S. military Central Command (Centcom) report on the attack on the Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) hospital at Kunduz, Afghanistan demonstrates how a perfect storm of mistakes and mishaps can lead to tragic results. While military rules…
Rank this Week: 60

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 61

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 29

    Wang on Law Enforcement Misappropriation of Press Identities In the Cyber Era

    Wang on Law Enforcement Misappropriation of Press Identities In the Cyber Era
    Andy Wang, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, has published Stealing Press Credentials: Law Enforcement Identity Misappropriation of the Press in the Cyber Era at 6 University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict…
  • Apr 28

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment
    Reid K. Weisbord, Rutgers Law School (Newark), is publishing A Copyright Right of Publicity in volume 84 of the Fordham Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article identifies a striking asymmetry in the law’s disparate treatment…
  • Apr 27

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age
    Brooke Hofhenke, American University College of Law, is publishing The Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age in the Dartmouth Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Drones have exploded in popularity over the last few years for both the…
Rank this Week: 62

The Mac Lawyer

The Mac Lawyer

Covers legal technology with a focus on using Macs in the law office. By attorney Ben Stevens.

http://www.themaclawyer.com/
  • Oct 21

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case

    Importance of Technology in Divorce Case
    Our family law attorneys at The Stevens Firm are very tech savvy. In fact, Ben Stevens has given presentations on legal technology issues to attorneys all across South Carolina and the country, and he is widely regarded as one of the thought…
  • Oct 19

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey

    Participate in the 4th Annual “Apple in Law Offices” Survey
    The good folks at Clio are currently running their 4th annual “Apple in Law Offices” survey now through Wednesday, October 23rd. I hope that all of my readers will join me in participating in this survey. It should take less…
  • Oct 1

    Discover iOS 7

    Discover iOS 7
    Apple’s iOS 7 was released about two weeks ago, and everyone seems to have an opinion about it. I downloaded it the first day, and I like it overall. Sure, there are some things that take a little getting used to, but that’s the…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 58

Res Communis

Res Communis

Covers the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies. From the University of Mississippi School of Law.

http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu/
  • Nov 27

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
    Source – Secure World Foundation: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
  • Nov 27

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England
    The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in England: Flood in England Type of Event: Flood Location of Event: England, United Kingdom Date of Charter Activation: 27 November 2012 Charter Requestor: Environment Agency (of England…
  • Nov 26

    New DoD Space Policy

    New DoD Space Policy
    The United States Department of Defense has released a new Space Policy and a Fact Sheet on the Policy. The press release states: New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
Rank this Week: 59

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 2

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 412 The Federal Circuits’ Second Amendment Doctrines David B. Kopel and Joseph G.S. Greenlee Independence Institute and Independent Date posted to database: 21 Apr 2016…
  • May 2

    Lyman on Race, Homicides, and Prosecution

    Lyman on Race, Homicides, and Prosecution
    Tim Lyman has posted 22nd JDC (LA) Study on Race, Homicides, and Prosecutions, 1976-2011 on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This study examines the racial characteristics of homicides occurring in Louisiana’s 22nd JDC (St. Tammany and…
  • May 2

    Amending the ALI Sexual Assault Draft: Penaltie

    Amending the ALI Sexual Assault Draft: Penaltie
    With the American Law Institute’s annual meeting scheduled to begin May 16, critics of the draft provisions on sexual assault are doubtless considering what amendments to offer. Without slighting the other possibilities, let me suggest one:…
Rank this Week: 63

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week
    Were you too busy for the IPKat last week? The 94th edition of Never Too Late is here to help out.** Paint it VantablackIs it possible to have the exclusive rights over a colour - the "blackest black ever"? Alberto Bellan introduces…
  • May 1

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit

    Trade mark infringement leads to 'poultry' profit
    Account of profits in trade mark infringement and passing off cases? The IPKat is delighted to host a guest contribution by Simon Chapman (Lewis Silkin) on this very topic and on a case (Jack Wills v House of Fraser) in which he and…
  • Apr 29

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016
    Transition period of s.52 expedited The repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) has been expedited due to the outcome of a government consultation. s.52 stipulates the term for artistic works which have been…
Rank this Week: 64

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 65

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 71

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
  • May 2

    Metlife: FSOC “Too-Big-to-Fail” Designation

    Metlife: FSOC “Too-Big-to-Fail” Designation
    On March 30, Judge Rosemary Collyer of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia invalidated the Financial Stability Oversight Council’s (“FSOC”) designation of MetLife as a systemically important financial…
  • May 2

    Indentures and the Brokaw Act

    Indentures and the Brokaw Act
    The recently introduced “Brokaw Act” that proposes changes to the rules governing the reporting of ownership in U.S. public companies would expand the definition of “beneficial owner” to include any person with a…
  • May 2

    The Effect of Passive Investors on Activism

    The Effect of Passive Investors on Activism
    The willingness of investors to engage in activism has grown rapidly in recent years. About 400 U.S. activist campaigns are launched per year, and as noted by The Economist, the current “scale of their insurrection in America is…
Rank this Week: 70

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • May 1

    Good and bad news about Salmonella in retail meat, poultry

    Good and bad news about Salmonella in retail meat, poultry
    A new interim report from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) measuring antimicrobial resistance in Salmonella isolated from raw retail meat and poultry found both encouraging and concerning trends. The report included…
  • May 1

    No checklists? Your food safety plan is incomplete

    No checklists? Your food safety plan is incomplete
    There’s a reason Santa and Mom always use checklists. They work. It’s no different in the realm of food safety. Make a list, check it twice, have a backup plan. In many ways, that’s what the Food Safety Modernization Act…
  • May 1

    Recent FDA warning letters cite seafood, dairy, soybean firm

    Recent FDA warning letters cite seafood, dairy, soybean firm
    The most recent batch of posted warning letters from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration went to a New York seafood importer, an acidified foods processor in Vermont, a dairy farm in Wisconsin, an Iowa soybean storage facility and…
Rank this Week: 66

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 1

    USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metric

    USPTO Seeks Comments on New Patent Quality Metric
    By Donald Zuhn –- In a notice published in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 16142) last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office announced that new patent quality metrics were being designed for use in FY2017 and that the Office…
  • May 1

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    May 4, 2016 - "POPRs and the New PTAB Final Rules: Maximizing the Impact of POPRs in IPR Petitions" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EDT) May 4, 2016 - "Protection 360: The interplay between patent protection, licensing, and trade secret…
  • Apr 30

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar

    PLI Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution Seminar
    Practising Law Institute (PLI) will be holding its Fundamentals of Patent Prosecution 2016: A Boot Camp for Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing seminar on May 10-12, 2016 in Chicago, IL, on June 15-17, 2016 in New York, NY, and on July…
Rank this Week: 69

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

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

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
Rank this Week: 68

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 67

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 2

    The UnConviction: Why DPAs Don’t Fit The Rhetoric

    The UnConviction: Why DPAs Don’t Fit The Rhetoric
    At Cato At Liberty, Walter Olson raises a vexing problem that often flies under everyone’s radar. There’s a “legal system” for corporations that’s largely distinct from the one regular folks get to see, or even…
  • May 2

    The Pong of Law

    The Pong of Law
    There is a near-religious belief that the vast number of people who fall into the category of legally underserved are not only worthy of legal attention, but offer a huge opportunity for those who want to chase after their pennies.…
  • May 1

    Feelings, Deconstructed

    Feelings, Deconstructed
    As long-time (or casual) readers of SJ may already be aware, I’m not a big fan of feelings. It’s not that they don’t have their place, but they tend to be used inappropriately, as in lieu of thinking. History prof at UNC,…
Rank this Week: 73

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 72

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

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

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • May 2

    Deal with city averts library workers strike

    Deal with city averts library workers strike
    “The city and its library workers have closed the book on another contentious round of bargaining and avoided a strike.CUPE Local 4948 announced early Monday that it had reached a tentative contract agreement with the City of Toronto.…
  • May 1

    Obama, first lady review library design proposal

    Obama, first lady review library design proposal
    “President Barack Obama is reviewing design proposals for his future presidential library from the seven architectural firms chosen as finalists.The White House says the president’s wife, Michelle, joined him at Sunday’s…
  • May 1

    Truro public library shuts down after 48 years, prepares to move

    Truro public library shuts down after 48 years, prepares to move
    “Thousands of books have come and gone through the doors of the Regional Centennial Memorial Library building in Truro, N.S. since it opened in 1968. Today the last books will be lent out from the building on Prince Street before…
Rank this Week: 76

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 74

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 75

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • May 2

    Chamber of Commerce Letter on Arbitration: Does it Make the Case for Class Actions?

    Chamber of Commerce Letter on Arbitration: Does it Make the Case for Class Actions?
    by Jeff Sovern Earlier today, the US Chamber of Commerce released a letter to CFPB Director Richard Cordray from David Hirschmann, President and CEO, Center for Capital Markets Competitiveness, urging the Director to address certain issues at…
  • May 1

    Galle Paper: Externalities, Internalities, and When to Use Nudge

    Galle Paper: Externalities, Internalities, and When to Use Nudge
    Brian D. Galle of Georgetown has written The Problem of Intra-Personal Cost. Here is the abstract: “Externalities”, or harms to others, provide a standard justification for government intervention in the private market. There is…
  • Apr 30

    Article on Credit Scores and Psychosocial Disability

    Article on Credit Scores and Psychosocial Disability
    Christopher P. Guzelian of Thomas Jefferson, Michael Ashley Stein of Harvard Law School and the University of Pretoria Faculty of Law, and H. S. Akiskal of UC San Diego Department of Psychology have written Credit Scores, Lending, and…
Rank this Week: 78

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Apr 29

    The proposed draft text of the Hague Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment

    The proposed draft text of the Hague Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign judgment
    On 17 March 2016, the Council on General Affairs and Policy of the Hague Conference on Private International Law decided to set up a Special Commission to prepare a draft Convention on the recognition and enforcement of foreign…
  • Apr 28

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent

    Post Brexit: The Fate of Commercial Dispute Resolution in London and on the Continent
    A joint conference of the Max Planck Institute for Procedural Law (Luxembourg) and the British Institute for International and Comparative Law will be held on May 26th in London, within the framework of a series of BIICL events on…
  • Apr 25

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State

    Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small State
    The British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Open University and the Centre for Small States at Queen Mary University of London are organising a conference on “Integration and Dispute Resolution in Small…
Rank this Week: 77

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    A Nixonian overreach by the Obama administration?

    A Nixonian overreach by the Obama administration?
    John Yoo co-writes for Investor’s Business Daily, April 25, 2016 Litigation between shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the U.S. government has called for the revelation of documents that the White House tried to keep secret…
  • Apr 20

    Theranos under pressure as inquiries mount

    Theranos under pressure as inquiries mount
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, April 20, 2016 Like most private companies, Theranos shares have not been made available to the general investing public. But that does not exempt the company from the…
  • Apr 20

    Hearing for lawsuits over Downtown Berkeley development set for Aug. 26

    Hearing for lawsuits over Downtown Berkeley development set for Aug. 26
    Ethan Elkind quoted in The Daily Californian, April 20, 2016 “(Environmental impact reports) are covering such a wide range of subjects that generally it’s not too hard to find an area where they did an inadequate job,”…
Rank this Week: 80

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Mar 1

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team

    Firm Sponsors Local Baseball Team
    Fears | Nachawati is a proud sponsor of Cedar Ridge Baseball! We wish them the best of luck with the remainder of their season. We're always happy to help and support the community!
  • Feb 25

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death

    Mobile Home, Car Accident, Death
     BASTROP COUNTY, TEXAS – Deborah Sue Jackson and her son, Blake Anthony Jackson, were killed when their vehicle struck a mobile home being transported by a truck. Two other children, Deborah’s 13 year old son and 6 year old…
  • Feb 24

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby

    Wrongful Death, Nanny, Baby
    On January 14, 2013, Irish nanny Aisling Brady McCarthy was babysitting a 1 year old girl, Rehma Sabir, she had watched for six months in Cambridge, a suburb of Boston. Something occurred and the baby suffered a catastrophic brain swelling…
Rank this Week: 79

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 85

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • May 2

    NEW STUFF

    NEW STUFF
    El Chapo cafe at the REGJB is now open for business. There was a soft-no-announce opening last week. Probably because the coffee was horrible and the food worse, and there wasn't- according to reports- a lot available. Judge Sayfie still…
  • May 1

    FACDL AWARDS DINNER

    FACDL AWARDS DINNER
    The FACDL had their 263rd awards dinner last night at the Last Stop Bar in Florida City. Yes, the tradition dates back to a bunch of Calusta Native Americans sitting on a mound of shells in Florida Bay and handing out fresh lobster and…
  • Apr 29

    JUDGE SAYFIE HAS AN OPPONENT

    JUDGE SAYFIE HAS AN OPPONENT
    THE CAPTAIN REPORTS:BREAKING NEWS ..... JUDGE NUSHIN SAYFIE HAS DRAWN OPPOSITION .....In a stunning move, Judge Nushin Sayfie, Chief Administrative Judge of the Criminal Division, has drawn an opponent.  Judge Sayfie is running for…
Rank this Week: 81

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 30

    The Defenders Being Released on DVD

    The Defenders Being Released on DVD
    It's finally happening. The legendary 1960s series The Defenders is finally being released on DVD. Shout! Factory is putting season one of this groundbreaking series, which starred E. G. Marshall and Robert Reed, in our DVD players July…
  • Apr 28

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism

    Levy on Justice Scalia and the Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism
    Ken Levy, LSU Law Center, is publishing Why the Late Justice Scalia Was Wrong: The Fallacies of Constitutional Textualism in the Lewis & Clark Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. My article concerns constitutional interpretation and…
  • Apr 28

    Geva on the Legal History of Check

    Geva on the Legal History of Check
    Benjamin Geva, Osgoode Law School (York), has published Liability on a Cheque: A Legal History in IANUS 2015, MODULO JEAN MONNET, and as Osgoode Legal Studies Research Paper No. 41 (2016). Here is the abstract. Cheques are old payment…
Rank this Week: 82

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 83

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 84

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 2

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You
    by Patrick Wall by Patrick Wall [Patrick Wall is studying for an LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, as the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law.] Last…
  • May 1

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, May 2, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, May 2, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Kenya’s president set fire to thousands of elephant tusks and rhino horns,…
  • May 1

    Was the Kunduz Hospital Attack a War Crime?

    Was the Kunduz Hospital Attack a War Crime?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin The Pentagon has released its report on the U.S. air assault against a hospital in Kunduz, Afghanistan, in October. The picture painted by the Pentagon report is pretty damning. The attack killed 42…
Rank this Week: 89

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • May 2

    Heading to Orlando Later This Month?

    Heading to Orlando Later This Month?
    After returning from a great set of collaborative meetings with other members of the Executive Leadership Board at the University of Iowa’s College of Pharmacy, let’s say, we’re now looking forward to AIPLA’s Spring…
  • Apr 29

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?

    What do you mean(s) we lost?!?
    Tomita Technologies USA, LLC was handed a devastating loss earlier this week in its long-enduring battle with Nintendo over stereoscopic (i.e. 3D) image technology.  Back in 2013, Nintendo lost a patent infringement jury trial in the…
  • Apr 28

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?

    Who’s Got PRINCE Control?
    My home state of Minnesota prides itself primarily on three things:  our ability to withstand our winters, our 10,000 lakes, and our dearly beloved Prince.  While we take a beating when it comes to our sports teams, all of his…
Rank this Week: 87

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • May 2

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost
    Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high…
  • Apr 27

    FTC v Amazon: With every victory in court the FTC loses a little more

    FTC v Amazon: With every victory in court the FTC loses a little more
    Yesterday a federal district court in Washington state granted the FTC’s motion for summary judgment against Amazon in FTC v. Amazon — the case alleging unfair trade practices in Amazon’s design of the in-app…
  • Apr 25

    Opening Pandora’s set-top box: ICLE’s comments on the FCC’s “unlocking the box” NPRM

    Opening Pandora’s set-top box: ICLE’s comments on the FCC’s “unlocking the box” NPRM
    On Friday the the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments with the FCC in response to Chairman Wheeler’s NPRM (proposed rules) to “unlock” the MVPD (i.e., cable and satellite subscription video,…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Feb 3

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing

    Lord Lucan: Declared Dead (Twice) and Still Missing
    In 1974, Lord Lucan, British aristocrat (think James Bond and Martinis, according to the New York Times), vanished after the body of his children’s nanny was found dead in the basement of his house. A year later, in 1975, Lord Lucan,…
  • Feb 2

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere

    Alzheimer Awareness Month: #StillHere
    As Alzheimer Awareness Month draws to a close, the message the Alzheimer Society of Canada intended to convey in the #StillHere campaign is clear: A diagnosis of dementia does not necessarily mean that an individual is no longer capable of…
  • Feb 2

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death

    Hull on Estates #452 – Responsibility for Joint Debts Upon Death
    This week on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the responsibility for joint debt upon death of one of the debtors. Should you have any questions, please email us at webmaster@hullandhull.com or leave a comment on…
Rank this Week: 88

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • May 1

    Peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 95

    Peace activist Daniel Berrigan dies at 95
    The New York Times obituary of Dan Berrigan, who died April 30, says he turned to his religious devotion when exclaiming “This is the worst time of my long life" with 2008's diminished peace movement.
  • Apr 29

    Attending the Mindful Life conference today and tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia

    Attending the Mindful Life conference today and tomorrow in Arlington, Virginia
    Mindfulness is a daily practice that does not guarantee that we stay on the path, but does help us better to recognize when we have strayed from the path and to return to the path.
  • Apr 27

    Music great Cecil Taylor teaches powerful equanimity in the battle

    Music great Cecil Taylor teaches powerful equanimity in the battle
    As much as I know I am on the side of the angels doing criminal defense, at the same time, it is always essential for me to see a criminal case from all sides, and am fully moved by Cecil's plight here. To be more blunt, I am beyond pissed…
Rank this Week: 91