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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Apr 30

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case

    False Accusation of Rolling Stone Article Suggests prior Notification of Targets in White-collar Case
    In November Rolling Stone published a blockbuster article about a student's account of being gang-raped at a University of Virginia frat house. Within days others, primarily the Washington Post, sharply questioned the truthfulness of the…
  • Apr 24

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank

    Terms Within the DP for Deutsche Bank
    The Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) is available online on the DOJ website here. Like so many DPAs, this one has terms that place the sole discretion on certain matters with the DOJ. For example, "Deutsche Bank agrees that in the...
  • Apr 24

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion

    DP for Deutsche Bank Subsidiary to Pay $2.5 Billion
    DOJ Press Release here today - "DB Group Services (UK) Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Deutsche Bank AG (Deutsche Bank), has agreed to plead guilty to wire fraud for its role in manipulating the London Interbank Offered Rate…
Rank this Week: 46

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Indictment against Chinese nationals for economic espionage as to FBAR technology

    Indictment against Chinese nationals for economic espionage as to FBAR technology
    An AP story discusses a 32-page indictment for theft of trade secrets by six Chinese nationals and includes the textIn 2006, Hao Zhang worked for Skyworks Solutions Inc. in Woburn, Massachusetts, and Wei Pang took a job in Fort Collins,…
  • May 21

    PricewaterhouseCoopers says patent lawsuits in US down in 2014

    PricewaterhouseCoopers says patent lawsuits in US down in 2014
    Susan Decker's post Drop in Patent Lawsuits, Damages Blunts Call for Congress to Act discusses results of a study by PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP’s PwC which showed that patent lawsuits went down in the year 2014.Within Decker's…
  • May 21

    US application 20150140640 on microorganisms capable of growing on crude glycerol

    US application 20150140640 on microorganisms capable of growing on crude glycerol
    Published US application 20150140640 is titled PROCESS FOR GROWING NATURAL OR ENGINEERED HIGH LIPID ACCUMULATING STRAIN ON CRUDE GLYCEROL AND/OR OTHER SOURCES OF WASTE CARBON FOR THE PRODUCTION OF OILS, FUELS, OLEOCHEMICALS, AND OTHER…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
Rank this Week: 49

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 15

    3 Count: Log Cabin

    3 Count: Log Cabin
    Joss Whedon sued over Cabin in the Woods, Universal Music settles class action lawsuit over royalties and IFPI takes on YouTube.
  • Apr 14

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism

    Editors, Tutors, Authorship and Plagiarism
    In a world where almost all creativity has multiple creators, where do we take the idea of authorship and, with it, plagiarism?
  • Apr 14

    3 Count: Radio Parity

    3 Count: Radio Parity
    Fair Play Fair Pay act proposed to equalize music royalties, HarperCollins and Amazon reach a deal and Periscope talks piracy.
Rank this Week: 50

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 21

    AIA Applications Working Through the System

    AIA Applications Working Through the System
    The AIA makes important changes to the law of prior-art that will impact which inventions are patentable, although it remains unclear whether the new law makes it more difficult to obtain patent protection because it increases the scope of…
  • May 20

    Patent Quality.

    Patent Quality.
    Somewhat interesting to me that the USPTO self-reported quality numbers are way-down for FY2015.  I have not yet followed-up, but my initial guess is that the change is a measurement change rather than a change in practice.…
  • May 20

    Copyrighting Your Patent?

    Copyrighting Your Patent?
    by Dennis Crouch Although it sounds of a malformed naive question, at times patent applicants do want to copyright their patent.  The patent application may, for instance, include software code, prose, or particular schematics that…
Rank this Week: 51

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 21

    Cooper on Racial Profiling and Vulnerability Theory

    Cooper on Racial Profiling and Vulnerability Theory
    Frank Rudy Cooper (Suffolk University Law School) has posted Always Already Suspect: Revising Vulnerability Theory (North Carolina Law Review, Vol. 93, p. 1339, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Martha Fineman proposes a post-identity…
  • May 21

    Brooks on Involuntary Intoxication

    Brooks on Involuntary Intoxication
    Thom Brooks (Durham University) has posted Involuntary Intoxication: A New Six-Step Procedure (Journal of Criminal Law 79(2): 138-146) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Involuntary intoxication is often misunderstood. The predominant 'orthodox'…
  • May 21

    Hertogh on Legitimacy and Compliance

    Hertogh on Legitimacy and Compliance
    Marc Hertogh (University of Groningen - Faculty of Law) has posted What Moves Joe Driver? How Perceptions of Legitimacy Shape Regulatory Compliance Among Dutch Traffic Offenders (International Journal of Law, Crime and Justice, Vol. 43, No.…
Rank this Week: 52

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 53

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Health Wonk Review at Julie's Place

    Health Wonk Review at Julie's Place
    HWR co-ordinator Julie Ferguson steps up to host this week's 'Review (your scheduled host, moi, is dealing with end-of-life issues with the canine member of our family).Please drop by for some great insights.Original content copyright ©…
  • May 21

    Unalienable Insurance?

    Unalienable Insurance?
    Via co-blogger Bob:Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • May 21

    Georgia On My Mind

    Georgia On My Mind
    For the last 5+ years Humana has been my "go to" carrier for individual health insurance. Although I have scaled back my under 65 health insurance business, I still used them almost exclusively throughout 2014 and 2015.This will be my last…
Rank this Week: 54

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Lamp: The 'Development' Discourse in International Trade Lawmaking

    Lamp: The 'Development' Discourse in International Trade Lawmaking
    Nicolas Lamp (Queen's Univ., Canada - Law) has posted The 'Development' Discourse in International Trade Lawmaking. Here's the abstract: The impact of the idea of “development” in international trade lawmaking is often reduced to…
  • May 21

    del Castillo: Liber Amicorum Judge Hugo Camino

    del Castillo: Liber Amicorum Judge Hugo Camino
    Lilian del Castillo (Univ. of Buenos Aires - Law) has published Law of the Sea, From Grotius to the International Tribunal for the Law of the Sea: Liber Amicorum Judge Hugo Caminos (Brill | Nijhoff 2015). Contents include: Bernard H. Oxman, …
  • May 20

    Haque: Laws for War

    Haque: Laws for War
    Adil Ahmad Haque (Rutgers Univ., Newark - Law) has posted Laws for War (in Theoretical Boundaries of Armed Conflict & Human Rights, Jens David Ohlin ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This chapter explores how international…
Rank this Week: 55

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 19

    Regulation 55 and the Irrelevance of the Confirmation Hearing

    Regulation 55 and the Irrelevance of the Confirmation Hearing
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller It’s becoming an old story: the Pre-Trial Chamber (PTC) rejects a charged mode of liability after a confirmation hearing, so the OTP simply asks the Trial Chamber (TC) to give…
  • May 18

    Two Interesting New Reports on ILC Website

    Two Interesting New Reports on ILC Website
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon There are two important new reports up on the International Law Commission’s website. First, Sean Murphy’s First Report on Crimes Against Humanity is now available.  The UN Doc symbol…
  • May 16

    Events and Announcements: May 17, 2015

    Events and Announcements: May 17, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Events Today and tomorrow, at the Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York, the conference, Constitutional Conflicts and the Judicial Role in Comparative Perspective will be held. This…
Rank this Week: 57

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 13

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic

    Goldman and Reyes: Competitive Keyword Advertising and Legal Ethic
    I am fascinated how new technology challenges existing legal and judicial ethics rules and canons. An article forthcoming in University of Illinois Law Review, written by Eric Goldman and Angel Reyes, III titled, "Regulation of…
  • May 12

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam

    Chemerinsky on the Uniform Bar Exam
    In an LA Times editorial yesterday, Erwin Chemerinsky, Dean of Cal-Irvine Law, urges California to adopt the standardized Uniform Bar Exam. New York has recently done the same. Craig Estlinbaum
  • May 11

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook

    Book Review Highlight; Clark, Cross-Examination Handbook
    Professors Clark, Dekle, Sr. and Bailey just published the second edition of Cross Examination Handbook. We reviewed the first edition of this book and this edition is even better. I have cross examined thousands of witnesses over my 29…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    New Release: Bannai on Korematsu's Quest for Justice

    New Release: Bannai on Korematsu's Quest for Justice
    Although the publication date is November, Lorraine K. Bannai, Seattle University School of Law, has posted the preface, prologue and toc for her book Enduring Conviction: Fred Korematsu and His Quest for Justice (University of Washington…
  • May 20

    Lieblich on Kelsen's Assimilation through Law

    Lieblich on Kelsen's Assimilation through Law
    Eliav Lieblich, Radzyner School of Law, Interdisciplinary Center, has posted a pre-submission version of Assimilation Through Law: Hans Kelsen and the Jewish Experience, which is forthcoming in The Law of Strangers: Critical Perspectives on…
  • May 20

    Levi on the NLRA, Credible Commitments and Labor Violence

    Levi on the NLRA, Credible Commitments and Labor Violence
    Margaret Levi, Stanford University, Tania Melo, University of Washington, , Barry R. Weingast, Stanford University, and Frances Zlotnick, Stanford University have posted Ending a Century of Violent Labor Conflict: A New Perspective on…
Rank this Week: 59

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • May 21

    Salmonella Cases Linked to Raw Tuna Sushi Now Total 53 People in 9 State

    Salmonella Cases Linked to Raw Tuna Sushi Now Total 53 People in 9 State
    According to updates posted Thursday by both the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), there are now 53 people in 9 states infected with the outbreak strain of Salmonella…
  • May 21

    FDA Posts Blue Bell Inspection Reports From 2007-2014

    FDA Posts Blue Bell Inspection Reports From 2007-2014
    In response to a records request from a Dallas newspaper, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday posted four additional inspection reports of Blue Bell Creameries facilities from 2007-2012. The four join recent FDA…
  • May 21

    Exotic Kosher Cuisine Event in New York City Results in Illness Outbreak

    Exotic Kosher Cuisine Event in New York City Results in Illness Outbreak
    Approximately 20 people have reported symptoms of foodborne illness after attending an event at a Manhattan synagogue dedicated to exotic kosher cuisine, according to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. The incident, which occurred on May 5, is…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • May 20

    New York legislation passed to create a felon registry

    New York legislation passed to create a felon registry
    5-20-15 New York: Geneva, N.Y. - This week the New York State Senate passed legislation that would create a violent felon registry. It's called Brittany's Law and it is named after a 12-year-old Geneva girl who was killed by a violent felon…
  • May 18

    Ex-Kent commissioner to pay $32,495 for investigation

    Ex-Kent commissioner to pay $32,495 for investigation
    5-18-15 Michigan: He's been out of jail two months, but former Kent County Commissioner Gary Rolls could find himself back behind bars for an unpaid bill topping $32,000. That's what he's been ordered to pay Michigan State Police for a…
  • May 18

    Registered sex offender questions state's registry

    Registered sex offender questions state's registry
    Its about time a judge has declared something unconstitutional, now for the rest of this damaging registry; no one is protected by knowing where someone sleeps for a few hours of the night! Its a political ruse being played on the public. …
Rank this Week: 61

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 21

    Thomas Jefferson In Hawai'i (He'll Always Have Paris)

    Thomas Jefferson In Hawai'i (He'll Always Have Paris)
    An attorney who achieved a measure of notoriety by appearing before the Kansas Supreme Court dressed as Thomas Jefferson was disbarred by that court. We had the story of the Kansas matter here. From the opinion In deciding that disbarment...
  • May 21

    Run Of The Mill Advice Gets Lawyer Censured

    Run Of The Mill Advice Gets Lawyer Censured
    The Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved a public censure of an attorney for misconduct in two matters. One is of particular interest Uwate was retained to defend an undocumented immigrant against charges for second-degree assault,…
  • May 21

    An Expensive Icemaker

    An Expensive Icemaker
    The Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved a stayed 90-day consent disposition Fischer’s misconduct took place during his representation of a client in a contested probate case. Fischer’s client refused to answer opposing…
Rank this Week: 62

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 21

    They came to stay, V

    They came to stay, V
    Another California homeowner, this time in Santa Cruz, discovers how hard the state’s law can make it to oust AirBnB guests who overstay [ABC Radio; earlier here (relatives and family members), here (homeless guest), here (nanny), and…
  • May 20

    The petty tyranny of the FDA’s coming trans fat ban

    The petty tyranny of the FDA’s coming trans fat ban
    Don’t count on donuts, frozen pizza, coffee creamers, or canned cinnamon rolls to go on tasting the same — and don’t count on the federal government to respect your choices in the matter [Peter Suderman, earlier] And of…
  • May 20

    May 21 roundup

    May 21 roundup
    “To the public, a car’s status is binary: it is either broken or working, flawed or functional.” But to an engineer… [Malcolm Gladwell, New Yorker; our coverage of autos and sudden acceleration] Canadian court awards…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

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: 65

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 20

    Final "Ministerial" Rule Amendments for Practice Before the PTAB

    Final &quot;Ministerial&quot; Rule Amendments for Practice Before the PTAB
    By Andrew Williams -- On May 19, 2015, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published its first "Final Rules" package of amendments to the Rule of Practice before the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB"). Keeping with Director Lee's…
  • May 19

    Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Biogen MA, Inc. v. Japanese Foundation for Cancer Research (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Federal Circuit affirmed a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts that it lacked subject matter jurisdiction under 35 U.S.C. § 146 pursuant to changes in the statute provided by…
  • May 18

    Senator Asks Department of Veteran Affairs to Break Patents on Hepatitis C Drug

    Senator Asks Department of Veteran Affairs to Break Patents on Hepatitis C Drug
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, in a letter addressed to the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs, Senator Bernard Sanders (I-VT) urged Secretary Robert McDonald to use his authority as Secretary "to break the patents on Hepatitis…
Rank this Week: 66

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • May 20

    Norway's Draft Model BIT

    Norway's Draft Model BIT
    Norway has just published a new draft model BIT. It offers some explanations here. Here are some of my thoughts on a few of the provisions. First up, national treatment: ARTICLE [3] NATIONAL TREATMENT 1. Each Party shall accord to...
  • May 20

    Madrid Arbitration Day on WTO/ISDS

    Madrid Arbitration Day on WTO/ISDS
    If you are in or near Madrid, there is an interesting seminar on the WTO and investment arbitration, this Friday, May 22. Details here and here: Introduction (“Policies”, 9:00-10:00 am) Policy development challenges with WTO…
  • May 18

    The COOL Article 21.5 AB Report

    The COOL Article 21.5 AB Report
    It is here. No big changes from the panel report: still a violation of TBT Article 2.1, and still no violation of TBT Article 2.2. Next up on the agenda, most likely, is an arbitration over the proper amount of...
Rank this Week: 67

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device

    FDA pre-approval doesn't bar Lanham Act false advertising claim against device
    Church & Dwight Co. v. SPD Swiss Precision Diagnostics, GMBH, No. 14 Civ. 00585, 2015 WL 2359467 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 24, 2015) Earlier discussion.  SPD argued that the FDCA barred Lanham Act false advertising claims against it…
  • May 21

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP

    4th Circuit adopts Rogers, lifts injunction against disparaging reference to NAACP
    Radiance Foundation, Inc. v. National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, No. 14-1568 (4th Cir. May 19, 2015)  The Radiance Foundation published an article online entitled “NAACP: National Association for the…
  • May 20

    Pop goes the lawsuit: "original" ice pop claim could be false advertising

    Pop goes the lawsuit: &quot;original&quot; ice pop claim could be false advertising
    Conopco Inc. v. Wells Enterprises, Inc., No. 14 Civ. 2223, 2015 WL 2330115 (S.D.N.Y. May 13, 2015) Wells makes the Bomb Pop, the first red-white-and-blue rocket-shaped ice pop sold in the US, created in 1955, and markets it as the…
Rank this Week: 68

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 21

    With Friends Like These

    With Friends Like These
    Rand Paul and Mitch McConnell – both Republican Senators from Kentucky – despise the USA Freedom Act for different reasons.  As readers know, the Freedom Act ends bulk collection while giving the NSA the ability quickly to…
  • May 21

    DOJ’s Inspector General Releases New Review of FBI Use of Section 215 Order

    DOJ’s Inspector General Releases New Review of FBI Use of Section 215 Order
    The Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Justice has released a new unclassified report reviewing the FBI’s use of Section 215 orders from 2007 through 2009. Specifically, the review examines the progress of the…
  • May 21

    Hard Financial Crisis Choice

    Hard Financial Crisis Choice
    Providing physical security to its citizens is undoubtedly the core function of the state. As readers of Lawfare well know, it is hard work to figure out how that security function should be reconciled with sometimes-conflicting…
Rank this Week: 69

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
  • Feb 25

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Tech for Justice Hackathon+ Austin was held February 21-22, 2015 in Austin, Texas, USA. The event was organized by the Internet Bar Organization. Video describing the results and winners of the event is available at:…
Rank this Week: 70

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 21

    Federal judge: banks deceived Fannie and Freddie on mortgage-backed securitie

    Federal judge: banks deceived Fannie and Freddie on mortgage-backed securitie
    "The magnitude of falsity, conservatively measured, is enormous," wrote U.S. District Judge Denise Cote of the Southern District of New York near the start of her a 361-page ruling in Federal Housing Finance Agency v. Nomura Holding America,…
  • May 21

    Credit reporting agencies change policies to resolve States' investigation

    Credit reporting agencies change policies to resolve States' investigation
    Credit reporting agencies Experian, Equifax and TransUnion have agreed to pay $6 million to resolve an investigation by the attorney generals of 31 states into customer disputes over errors in their credit reports, fraud and identity theft.…
  • May 21

    Senators ask Attorney General to act against companies selling drugs as "dietary supplements"

    Senators ask Attorney General to act against companies selling drugs as "dietary supplements"
    The Hill reports that two senators are calling on Attorney General Loretta Lynch to take action against companies selling illegal drugs masquerading as dietary supplements. In a joint letter to Lynch on Tuesday, Sens. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and…
Rank this Week: 71

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 21

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne
    Tracy Coenen talks about the steps she takes when she starts a new expert witness case. What documents should you ask for? What should you evaluate first?
  • May 20

    Man on Top, a Film About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

    Man on Top, a Film About Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
    Man on Top is a documentary about multi-level markeing (MLM). It being directed and produced by Paul Mathieu. The film tells the story of MLM and how it has cheated consumers out of billions of dollars with its fake business opportunity: Man…
  • May 14

    Using Bank Statements to Evaluate Income in Divorce and Child Support Case

    Using Bank Statements to Evaluate Income in Divorce and Child Support Case
    Bank statements can be invaluable in evaluating an individual’s income for divorce and child support cases. They can help evaluate the person’s income, but an analysis of the expenditures is important too. Tracy Coenen talks about…
Rank this Week: 72

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 73

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
Rank this Week: 74

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: 75

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 18

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion

    Postpetition Wages Held by Chapter 13 Trustee Belong to Debtor Upon Conversion
    In case you haven't seen it, the SCOTUS issued its unanimous opinion in Harris today, holding that postpetition wages held by the Chapter 13 trustee at the time a case is converted to Chapter 7 must be returned to the...
  • May 18

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case

    Shareholders in Chapter 11 Case
    Now up on Dealb%k.
  • May 12

    No Evading Illinois Pension Woe

    No Evading Illinois Pension Woe
    The Illinois Supreme Court issued its unanimous opinion this past Friday putting a stake through the heart of the legislature's latest attempt to evade its responsibility for woefully underfunding four of the state's five public pensions.…
Rank this Week: 76

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 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 77

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 78

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • May 21

    Taxpayer’s Call To IRS Accidentally Broadcast On Howards Stern’s Radio Show

    Taxpayer’s Call To IRS Accidentally Broadcast On Howards Stern’s Radio Show
    Think resolving your tax liability can be embarrassing? Imagine how embarrassing it would be if millions of people found out about. That's exactly what a Massachusetts woman says happened to her when a clip of her private phone call to the…
  • May 20

    Fixing Your Mistakes: Filing An Amended Return

    Fixing Your Mistakes: Filing An Amended Return
    With Tax Day finally behind you, you're ready to finally utter a sigh of relief... until you realize you've made a mistake. Don't worry: mistakes on your tax return are totally fixable. In most cases, you just need to file a form 1040X…
  • May 18

    In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Finds Maryland’s Tax Scheme Unconstitutional

    In Landmark Case, Supreme Court Finds Maryland’s Tax Scheme Unconstitutional
    In a split decision, the Supreme Court found that the State of Maryland's tax scheme was unconstitutional.
Rank this Week: 79

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: 80

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: 81

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 19

    On Elephant

    On Elephant
    Dear Dean ____:I am writing to request that your reconsider your decision not to provide me with an elephant.An elephant will impose limited costs on the law school faculty.  We can put the animal in Professor ___’s office. …
  • May 19

    The Jefferson Rule: An Interview with David Sehat

    The Jefferson Rule: An Interview with David Sehat
      I recently spoke with historian David Sehat about his new book, The Jefferson Rule: How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible (Simon & Schuster 2015).JB: Your last book was about religious freedom. Why…
  • May 18

    The Framework Model and Constitutional Interpretation

    The Framework Model and Constitutional Interpretation
    I've posted a draft of my latest essay, The Framework Model and Constitutional Interpretation, on SSRN. This essay was written for Philosophical Foundations of Constitutional Law (Oxford University Press forthcoming 2016), a collection edited…
Rank this Week: 82

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 21

    Vote for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction

    Vote for the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction
    Members of the public have until Friday, June 5 at 11:59 p.m. to vote online for the winner of the 2015 Harper Lee Prize for Legal Fiction.The prize, which is sponsored by ABA Journal and the University of Alabama School of Law, is intended…
  • May 20

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Foreign Law Specialist Jenny Gesley
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Jenny Gesley,…
  • May 20

    June 15 Deadline for Applications for James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund

    June 15 Deadline for Applications for James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship Fund
    Members of the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) have until June 15, 2015 to apply to the James D. Lang Memorial Scholarship fund. The scholarship is designed to support attendance at a continuing education program, be it a…
Rank this Week: 83

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • May 21

    After Rand Paul’s Sort-of Filibuster, What’s Next for Surveillance Reform?

    After Rand Paul’s Sort-of Filibuster, What’s Next for Surveillance Reform?
    While technically Sen. Rand Paul's (R-Ky.) stand against the NSA yesterday wasn't a filibuster, any time a member of Congress talks for over ten hours without a bathroom break, it's close enough in our book. Paul's move came just as the…
  • May 21

    The 'South Texas Family Residential Center' Is No Haven: It’s an Internment Camp.

    The 'South Texas Family Residential Center' Is No Haven: It&rsquo;s an Internment Camp.
    Originally posted on The Marshall Project. The Dilley "South Texas Family Residential Center" tries to mask its nature with summer-camp-inspired euphemisms. When I visited Dilley last week along with other nonprofit representatives, we were…
  • May 21

    'Innocence' Restored

    'Innocence' Restored
    Fifteen months ago, I wrote about a terrible decision by a federal appeals court, which secretly ordered Google and YouTube to remove all copies of a controversial and newsworthy film from their online platforms. This original panel of judges…
Rank this Week: 84

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line

    Maryland Tax Case Displays Court's Dormant Commerce Clause Fault Line
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court this week upheld Maryland's income tax system against a Dormant Commerce Clause challenge. The sharply divided ruling put on full display the Court's fault lines in this area, even…
  • May 18

    Supreme Court Finds Qualified Immunity for San Francisco Officers in Mental Disability

    Supreme Court Finds Qualified Immunity for San Francisco Officers in Mental Disability
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court's opinion in City and County of San Francisco v. Sheehan arises from an incident in which two police officers shot Teresa Sheehan, a...
  • May 18

    DC Circuit Holds No Clearly Established Right Not To Be Tasered

    DC Circuit Holds No Clearly Established Right Not To Be Tasered
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Lash v. Lemke, the Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed the grant of a summary judgment in favor of law...
Rank this Week: 85

Election Law

Election Law

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

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 86

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 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
Rank this Week: 87

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 20

    Call for Papers: AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section

    Call for Papers: AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The Executive Committee of the AALS Labor Relations and Employment Law Section is seeking abstracts for papers to be presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting in New York, NY. The section...
  • May 19

    Call for Papers: AALS Panel of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issue

    Call for Papers: AALS Panel of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issue
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The 2016 AALS Panel of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues (SOGII) will be "What's Next For the LGBT Movement after the Marriage Cases: Defects in…
  • May 19

    Call for Papers: Texas Legal Scholars Workshop

    Call for Papers: Texas Legal Scholars Workshop
    From an announcement recently forwarded to me: Your colleagues at Houston and SMU invite you to join us for the first annual Texas Legal Scholars Workshop, to be held on August 28-29, 2015, at the University of Houston Law Center....
Rank this Week: 88

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 21

    Moultrie and Brooks on Defining a Proper Purpose for Books and Records Actions in Delaware

    Moultrie and Brooks on Defining a Proper Purpose for Books and Records Actions in Delaware
    My former research assistant Sam Moultrie and his colleague Andrea Schoch Brooks have authored a short article entitled "Defining a Proper Purpose for Books and Records Actions in Delaware." The article unpacks two recent Delaware…
  • May 21

    White Collar Rationalization

    White Collar Rationalization
    My last post outlined the criminological and behavioral ethics theories that help explain why corporate executives commit unethical and illegal acts. I’d like to unpack that a bit more by providing some specific rationalizations used by…
  • May 21

    Call for Papers: Business and Human Right

    Call for Papers: Business and Human Right
    Business and Human Rights Junior Scholars Conference The Rutgers Center for Corporate Governance, The University of Washington School of Law, and the Business and Human Rights Journal (Cambridge University Press) announce the first Business…
Rank this Week: 89

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 21

    For Robert Downey Jr., Forgiveness Transcends Mistake

    For Robert Downey Jr., Forgiveness Transcends Mistake
    That was, again, more than three years ago, and despite Downey’s impassioned plea, Gibson is still persona non grata in Hollywood. But Downey hasn’t let up trying to revive a fellow addict’s career. He’s now saying the…
  • May 21

    So long, sucker: man sneezes out part of toy dart after 44 years | UK news | The Guardian

    So long, sucker: man sneezes out part of toy dart after 44 years | UK news | The Guardian
    A man who regularly suffered a blocked nose can finally breathe easy after he sneezed out the cause – part of a toy dart that had been stuck up a nostril for more than 40 years. Steve Easton, 51, often...
  • May 21

    Ancient cannibals liked their meat smothered in chilli sauce: Study | Weird | Ne

    Ancient cannibals liked their meat smothered in chilli sauce: Study | Weird | Ne
    Researchers have found evidence a cannibalistic tribe that lived in Mexico more than 2,500 years ago liked to season its human meals with chilli peppers and brightly coloured spices that stained the victims' bones. via www.torontosun.com yum…
Rank this Week: 90