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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/
  • Mar 12

    More on the 46 U.S. Attorneys Asked to Resign

    More on the 46 U.S. Attorneys Asked to Resign
    It is fairly typical that US Attorneys offer their resignations when a new President, especially one of a different party, is elected. But firings and requiring same-day resignations are less common. This is particularly troublesome as many…
  • Mar 10

    Trump to 46 Prosecutors - Resign

    Trump to 46 Prosecutors - Resign
    The New York Times reports that "Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign." Sad. (esp)
  • Mar 10

    ABA White Collar Crime Conference - Keynote Acting Assistant AG Criminal Division

    ABA White Collar Crime Conference - Keynote Acting Assistant AG Criminal Division
    Acting Assistant Attorney General Criminal Division Kenneth A. Blanco was the keynote speaker for the final morning's program of the ABA White Collar Crime Conference of 2017. He spoke about transnational and money laundering crimes and…
Rank this Week: 46

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 27

    Medical roundup

    Medical roundup
    “Texas Bill Would End ‘Wrongful Birth’ Suits Against Doctors” [Insurance Journal, earlier on wrongful birth] Worse outcomes mean more risk of being sued: “Doctors are refusing to operate on smokers.” [Karen…
  • Mar 27

    Judge Posner and the much-too-pampered cat

    Judge Posner and the much-too-pampered cat
    Eike v. Allergan, a consumer class action certification case about allegedly over-generous allotments of fluid in eyedrop dispensers, raises two questions: how’d this case get past the motion-to-dismiss stage? And, second, how did Judge…
  • Mar 26

    “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Federalist Society?”

    “Are you now, or have you ever been, a member of the Federalist Society?”
    Yes, Sen. Whitehouse, I am, proudly [Jonathan Adler/Volokh] We have earlier noted Sen. Whitehouse’s brutal efforts to subpoena and silence wrongthink in nonprofit and academic circles on climate issues. Tags: Federalist…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Mar 26

    Harris County litigation frames debate over bail bill

    Harris County litigation frames debate over bail bill
    Grits remains excited about bail-reform legislation being promoted by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller this session, and carried at the Lege by John Whitmire (SB 1338)…
  • Mar 26

    Creating new discretion for police to use deescalation method

    Creating new discretion for police to use deescalation method
    An excellent and necessary bill that's so far flown under the radar needs a quick referral and vote if it's going to pass this year. HB 3824, filed on the next to last day of bill filing by state Rep. Toni Rose, alters antiquated…
  • Mar 25

    The CCA, Judicial Activism, and Texas' Statutory Exclusionary Rule

    The CCA, Judicial Activism, and Texas' Statutory Exclusionary Rule
    One of my pet peeves with the Government-Always-Wins faction on the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals - which in this instance carried with it most of the rest of the court - arose in a recent ruling on the Fourth Amendment and Texas'…
Rank this Week: 48

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Sari: Hybrid Warfare, Law and the Fulda Gap

    Sari: Hybrid Warfare, Law and the Fulda Gap
    Aurel Sari (Univ. of Exeter - Law) has posted Hybrid Warfare, Law and the Fulda Gap (in Complex Battle Spaces, Michael Schmitt, Christopher Ford, Shane Reeves & Winston Williams eds., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The purpose of this…
  • Mar 26

    Kleinlein: International Legal Thought: Creation of a Tradition and the Potential of Disciplinary Self-Reflection

    Kleinlein: International Legal Thought: Creation of a Tradition and the Potential of Disciplinary Self-Reflection
    Thomas Kleinlein (Goethe Universität Frankfurt – Law) has posted International Legal Thought: Creation of a Tradition and the Potential of Disciplinary Self-Reflection (Global Community Yearbook of International Law and…
  • Mar 26

    Clapham: Detention by Armed Groups Under International Law

    Clapham: Detention by Armed Groups Under International Law
    Andrew Clapham (Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies) has posted Detention by Armed Groups Under International Law (International Law Studies, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:Does international law entitle armed…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Mar 27

    Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offender

    Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offender
    If passed into law it raises all sorts of legal questions.3-27-17 Illinois: Those who suffered sexual abuse and assault as children decades ago may soon be able to obtain justice by having their victimizers prosecuted. State Sen. Scott…
  • Mar 25

    Indiana Inmates Could Have Computer Tablets by End of Year

    Indiana Inmates Could Have Computer Tablets by End of Year
    3-25-17 Indiana: Indiana prison officials have proposed providing inmates with computer tablets in an effort to help them connect with family and further their educations. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana prison officials have proposed…
  • Mar 25

    House OKs bill barring sex offenders from park work

    House OKs bill barring sex offenders from park work
    3-25-17 Illinois: Despite objections from state Rep. Steven Andersson (R-Geneva), the House passed a bill on Thursday that prohibits Illinois park districts from retaining a volunteer who has been found to be a sex offender. Anderson argued…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 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/
  • Mar 27

    Teichman on Convicting with Reasonable Doubt

    Teichman on Convicting with Reasonable Doubt
    Doron Teichman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Convicting with Reasonable Doubt: An Evidentiary Theory of Criminal Law (Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article presents an…
  • Mar 27

    Vilares et al. on Knowledge, Recklessness, and the Brain

    Vilares et al. on Knowledge, Recklessness, and the Brain
    Iris Vilares, Michael Wesley, Woo-Young Ahn, Richard J. Bonnie, Morris B. Hoffman, Owen D. Jones, Stephen Morse, Gideon Yaffe, Terry Lohrenz and Read Montague (University College London - Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging, University of…
  • Mar 26

    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 1 462 Law, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality Mark A. Lemley and Eugene Volokh Stanford Law School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law Date…
Rank this Week: 52

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Mar 24

    USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform

    USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform
    Under the direction of the White House, the USPTO has formed a “Working Group on Regulatory Reform.”  To implement the 2-for-1 regulatory agenda previously outlined on Patently-O. According to a release from Dir.…
  • Mar 22

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me
    Stuck in the 19th Century, the Federal Circuit Rule 30(a) requires appellants to submit six paper copies of the appendix to the briefs. In a recent filing, pro se appellant Urvashi Bhagat asked the court to waive this…
  • Mar 22

    Lexmark Oral Arguments: A Boon to the Sticker Industry?

    Lexmark Oral Arguments: A Boon to the Sticker Industry?
    by Dennis Crouch This is a follow-up on my earlier post on the oral arguments here: The Cost of Getting the Law Right On March 21, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in the patent exhaustion case captioned Impression Prods., Inc. v.…
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Mar 27

    3 Count: Face the Change

    3 Count: Face the Change
    Bill aims to move the US Copyright Office out from under the Library of Congress, Kanye West Settles lawsuit over New Slaves and more! The post 3 Count: Face the Changes appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Mar 23

    Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia?

    Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia?
    A recent paper highlighted the rising threat of automated paraphrasing services. But how serious is that threat both to students and plagiarism enforcement? The post Automatic Paraphrasing: A Problem for Academia? appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Mar 23

    3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading

    3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading
    US Supreme Court rules you can protect cheerleading uniform elements, it also applies its laches argument to patent cases and other news! The post 3 Count: Supreme Cheerleading appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

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: 55

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    CFP: Constraining the Executive Branch

    CFP: Constraining the Executive Branch
    [Via Notice and Comment, we have the following CFP.]The Chapman Law Review is pleased to invite article submissions on the theme: “Constraining the Executive Branch.”Publications will appear in a symposium edition, and authors…
  • Mar 27

    Bishara on Debt in the Indian Ocean

    Bishara on Debt in the Indian Ocean
    Out this month with Cambridge University Press is A Sea of Debt: Law and Economic Life in the Western Indian Ocean, 1780-1950 by Fahad Bishara, University of Virginia. From the press: In this innovative legal history of economic life in the…
  • Mar 26

    McKinley Receives Ewell Award

    McKinley Receives Ewell Award
    Congratulations to former LHB Guest Blogger Michelle McKinley, Bernard B. Kliks Professor of Law, University of Oregon Law School, upon her receiving the Judy Ewell Award for the Best Publication in Women's History of the Rocky Mountain…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 57

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 22

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray
    by Kevin Jon Heller Over the past couple of years, a number of scholars -- including me -- have debated whether IHL implicitly authorises detention in non-international armed conflict (NIAC.) The latest intervention in the debate comes…
  • Mar 20

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis I’m honored to have been invited by Allen Weiner to join him in the forthcoming 7th edition of the textbook, International Law, which he previously edited with the late Professor Barry Carter.…
  • Mar 19

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history…
Rank this Week: 58

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    PCIP v2.0?

    PCIP v2.0?
    We were long-time fans of the PCIP (Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan), the one part of ObamaCare that actually seemed to make sense. So of course it was designed to sunset after a time, leaving a lot of folks with few choices and less…
  • Mar 27

    Dutch Digging Deeper

    Dutch Digging Deeper
    We've posted before on how the folks in the Netherlands really like them some euthanasia:"The number of Dutch people killed by medical euthanasia has more than doubled in the 10 years since legislation was changed to permit it, rising 13 per…
  • Mar 24

    Does it make sense?

    Does it make sense?
    Last week, we noted the curious case of Joaquin Shadow Rams, who seems to have made a habit of collecting on life insurance policies he took out on family members (one hesitates to use the phrase "loved ones"). Last we heard, he was on trial…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 60

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Mar 27

    A new era of food transparency with Wal-Mart center in China

    A new era of food transparency with Wal-Mart center in China
    Editor’s note: Depending on which hemisphere you are in while reading this column by Wal-Mart Vice President for Food Safety Frank Yiannas, the retailer’s new Food Safety Collaboration Center is opening today or tomorrow…
  • Mar 26

    Raw milk, tap water on survey about Nebraska outbreak

    Raw milk, tap water on survey about Nebraska outbreak
    Nebraska health officials want the public’s help with an investigation of a possible outbreak of gastrointestinal illnesses in and around the Beaver City. Even people who have not been sick are being asked to complete a survey, which…
  • Mar 26

    Malaysian surimi facility comes up short at inspection

    Malaysian surimi facility comes up short at inspection
    A seafood processing plant in Malaysia owned by TS Food Industry Sdn. Bhd. is in serious violation of the seafood Hazard Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP) regulations of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. An FDA inspection team…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Mar 27

    Botched Bankruptcy Leads To More Violations And Suspension

    Botched Bankruptcy Leads To More Violations And Suspension
    A year and a day suspension (requiring proof of present fitness for reinstatement) has been imposed by a Colorado Hearing Board. Braham mishandled his clients’ bankruptcy case and electronically filed several documents that his clients had…
  • Mar 27

    Menacing

    Menacing
    A criminal conviction led to an attorney's disbarment in Colorado. On October 25, 2013, two Colorado Springs police officers came to Respondent’s residence to assist another person in removing her property from the residence. That day,…
  • Mar 26

    Ontario Admits Disbarred Florida Attorney

    Ontario Admits Disbarred Florida Attorney
    An application for admission to practice was allowed (over a dissent) by a Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada The issue before us is whether the applicant, Ronald Ori Davidovic, is of good character and should...
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

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
  • Mar 27

    How to Avoid Business Opportunity Frauds and MLM Scam

    How to Avoid Business Opportunity Frauds and MLM Scam
    In a past appearance on CNBC’s On the Money, Tracy Coenen talked about how consumers could protect themselves from business opportunity scams and multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes. MLMs parade themselves around as business…
  • Mar 22

    Using Bank Statements in Child Support and Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in Child Support and Divorce Case
    Bank statements can be a very valuable tool in child support and divorce cases, particularly when one party has not been forthcoming about income an expenses. We can look at deposits to draw conclusions about income, and the level of…
  • Mar 20

    Big Name Tax Prep Services Are a Waste of Money

    Big Name Tax Prep Services Are a Waste of Money
    You need your personal taxes done and they’re not that complex, so you think you’ll just run right over to H&R Block, Jackson Hewitt, Liberty Tax Service, or some other tax preparation franchise. It’s easy and they must…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 66

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 26

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In
    By Andrew Williams -- As we reported last week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case on Monday March 27. In that previous report, we covered the background of the case, and…
  • Mar 26

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    March 27, 2017 - Post-argument discussion on TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case (American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice & Intellectual Property) - American University Washington…
  • Mar 25

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Webinar on Defend Trade Secrets Act
    McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP will be offering a live webinar entitled "The Defend Trade Secrets Act at (Almost) One" on April 18, 2017 from 10:00 am to 11:15 am (CT). In this presentation, MBHB attorney and Patent Docs…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • Mar 27

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for March 24

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for March 24
    On Friday, March 24th, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings completed over the past week in the 9/11 case. His statement is also…
  • Mar 27

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/22 Session: Truth, Emotional Currency, and the Law of War

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/22 Session: Truth, Emotional Currency, and the Law of War
    Military judge Army Colonel James Pohl calls the commission to order at 8:59 AM, noting that none of the five detainees have chosen to attend this morning’s session. Prosecution team member Robert Swann calls an unnamed U.S. Army…
  • Mar 27

    Bipartisan Investigations: How the 9/11 Commission Did It

    Bipartisan Investigations: How the 9/11 Commission Did It
    Whatever your political outlook, the ferment surrounding last year’s presidential election raises important, unanswered questions: What, precisely, did the Russians do, and were any Americans involved?  Were members of presidential…
Rank this Week: 68

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Mar 26

    Eli Lilly v Canada: A Pyrrhic Victory Against Big Pharma

    Eli Lilly v Canada: A Pyrrhic Victory Against Big Pharma
    It is a well known story that Big Pharma aggressively uses trade negotiations, political lobbying, and domestic and international litigation (and the threat thereof) to expand the monopoly rents it gains from patent protection, and defeat the…
  • Mar 23

    President Trump on ISDS (Sort Of)

    President Trump on ISDS (Sort Of)
    OK, not really on ISDS, but touching on ISDS to a very slight degree. Here's what he said a couple days ago: I’ve cleared the way for the Dakota Access and Keystone XL pipelines -- and added a requirement that...
  • Mar 23

    Event on Socio-Legal Methodologies at the University of Warwick

    Event on Socio-Legal Methodologies at the University of Warwick
    From the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at the University of Warwick: On Tuesday, 16 May 2017, the Centre for Law, Regulation and Governance of the Global Economy (GLOBE) at the University of…
Rank this Week: 69

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 24

    Dastar/preemption bars claims based on allegedly false claims of credit for innovation

    Dastar/preemption bars claims based on allegedly false claims of credit for innovation
    OptoLum, Inc. v. Cree, Inc., No. CV-16-03828, 2017 WL 1057924 (D. Ariz. Mar. 21, 2017)The parties compete in the market for LED lights. OptoLum claims to be the inventor of technology used inside LED bulbs allowing them to have the look and…
  • Mar 24

    Nursing homes' claims are puffery

    Nursing homes' claims are puffery
    Commonwealth of Pennsylvania v. Golden Gate National Senior Care LLC, No. 336 M.D. 2015, --- A.3d ----, 2017 WL 1075535 (Comm. Ct. Pa. Mar. 22, 2017)Golden Gate manages and operates 36 skilled nursing facilities in Pennsylvania.  The…
  • Mar 24

    First Amendment bars labeling restriction for "skim milk" without added Vitamin A

    First Amendment bars labeling restriction for &quot;skim milk&quot; without added Vitamin A
    Ocheesee Creamery LLC v. Putnam, 2017 WL 1046104, --- F.3d ----, No. 16-12049 (11th Cir. Mar. 20, 2017)The Creamery here succeeded in its First Amendment claim to use the words “skim milk” to describe its product. The Creamery…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Mar 27

    Is Trump succeeding on his terms so far?

    Is Trump succeeding on his terms so far?
    Read this piece by James Hohmann, which argues that the importance of Trump's loss on health care is being overblown and that, in fact, Trump is largely succeeding so far. It includes this passage: Despite the chaos and the growing...
  • Mar 27

    Legal clash with FTC on marketing of used car

    Legal clash with FTC on marketing of used car
    FairWarning reports: Can a used car be marketed as “safe” or “certified” even if it has defective air bags, a faulty ignition switch or other potentially lethal problems? Yes, so long as the used car dealer discloses…
  • Mar 27

    What's going on with national climate policy?

    What's going on with national climate policy?
    This article by Alan Rappeport provides details on the Trump Administration's plans to move on to tax legislation and climate policy, after Trump's spectacular failure to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. Rappeport says that this…
Rank this Week: 72

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Mar 22

    OPINIONS – March 21, 2017

    OPINIONS – March 21, 2017
    Matter of David Tennant PR 16-0233 2017 MT 66 Attorney Discipline – Discipline-Formal Complaint Friedel v. Lindeen DA 16-0358 2017 MT 65 Civil – Bad Faith and Unfair Dealing Thomas v. Liberty Northwest Insuran DA 16-0491 2017 MT…
  • Mar 16

    OPINIONS – March 14, 2017

    OPINIONS – March 14, 2017
    State v. Forsythe DA 14-0750 2017 MT 61 Criminal – Assault-Partner/Family State v. C. Harrison DA 14-0799 2017 MT 60 Criminal – DUI-Felony
  • Mar 14

    OPINIONS – March 14, 2017

    OPINIONS – March 14, 2017
    State v. A. Pippen DA 16-0171 2017 MT 59N Criminal – DUI-Felony City of G.F. v. M. Allderdice DA 15-0231 2017 MT 58 Criminal – City Court Appeal Swanson v. Consumer Direct DA 16-0380 2017 MT 57 Civil – Wrongful Death City of…
Rank this Week: 73

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: 74

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/
  • Mar 27

    Final Report of the California ICWA Compliance Task Force

    Final Report of the California ICWA Compliance Task Force
    Report: ICWA Compliance Task Force – Final Report 2017 Press Release: Task Force Presents California Attorney General with Recommendations for Protecting Safety, Civil Rights of Tribal Children
  • Mar 27

    Symposium registration: Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights. WSWC/NARF

    Symposium registration: Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights. WSWC/NARF
    Advance Registration Form available here. The Western States Water Council and the Native American Rights Fund announce their fifteenth biennial Symposium on the Settlement of Indian Reserved Water Rights Claims. Please mark your calendars.…
  • Mar 27

    North Dakota Oil Spill New

    North Dakota Oil Spill New
    Who says the black snake stays in its shell? “December Pipeline Spill in North Dakota 3 Times Larger Than Original Estimates,” from Colorlines. 
Rank this Week: 75

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: 76

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Mar 25

    Friday Night Food Recall: Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green and Rubber with Plastic

    Friday Night Food Recall: Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green and Rubber with Plastic
    Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc., a Dundee, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,695 pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with residues of public health concern, specifically... Continue Reading
  • Mar 24

    Raw Milk and Guacamole Recalled over Listeria

    Raw Milk and Guacamole Recalled over Listeria
    New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball is warning consumers in Oneida County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the... Continue Reading
  • Mar 21

    Soy Nut Butter E. coli Outbreak Expands to 23

    Soy Nut Butter E. coli Outbreak Expands to 23
    7 with hemolytic uremic syndrome – 23 with E. coli O157:H7 in Arizona 4, California 5, Maryland 1, Missouri 1, New Jersey 1, Oregon 6, Virginia 2,  Washington 2, Wisconsin... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Mar 24

    If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry

    If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry
    Business Insider (March 21, 2017): If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry, by Jessie B. Hill: Although there is no immediate threat to Roe v. Wade, Professor Jessie Hill discusses why...
  • Mar 23

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue
    Rewire (March 21, 2017): Mississippi Finally Stops Defending Clinic Shutdown Law, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Eight months after the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Mississippi dropped its defense of an admitting…
  • Mar 21

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate
    Huffington Post (March 20, 2017): Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate, by Catherine Pearson: On Monday, a group of women arrived at the Texas Senate Chambers wearing red robes and white bonnets as a nod to characters...
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Mar 26

    Inter-Creditor Duties in Sovereign Debt

    Inter-Creditor Duties in Sovereign Debt
    This is a joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier As we discussed in a couple of earlier posts, we have been thinking recently about the use of exit consents to restructure sovereign debt, especially in the context of...
  • Mar 24

    Exchange Offers and Hardball

    Exchange Offers and Hardball
    Over at Dealb%k. (BTW, I don't pick the pictures).
  • Mar 22

    Jevic

    Jevic
    Third Circuit is reversed. Opinion is here.
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
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

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
  • Mar 23

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail
    News stories this week indicated that Payless Shoes would likely file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within the week. Stalwart Sears, founded in 1893 and once the country’s largest retailer, stated in its March 2017 SEC filing that,…
  • Mar 7

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially
    Last month, I wrote a blog post entitled Are You Exposed on this blog where I suggest that most bankruptcies occur when a debtor allows himself to be excessively exposed to external forces. By recognizing and controlling these points of…
  • Feb 28

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy&ndash;A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)
    Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that undervaluing your assets in a bankruptcy case can be grounds to deny a debtor a discharge of his debts.  The case is In re:  Worley (link here).  To recap, when a debtor…
Rank this Week: 82

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
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
Rank this Week: 84

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Give the “Trespass” Test (and Judge Gorsuch) a Chance

    Give the “Trespass” Test (and Judge Gorsuch) a Chance
    Kiel Brennan-Marquez and Andrew TuttIn 2012, when the Supreme Court held in United States v. Jones that police may not engage in prolonged GPS surveillance of a car on public streets without a warrant, many scoffed. Not at…
  • Mar 24

    Disjunctive Politics in Action

    Disjunctive Politics in Action
    If you were wondering what Jack and others meant by saying that Donald Trump could well be a "disjunctive" president, now you know.  The President and his party could not move one of their main legislative priorities through even one…
  • Mar 24

    Is the GOP ACA Repealer Unconstitutional on Federalism Grounds?

    Is the GOP ACA Repealer Unconstitutional on Federalism Grounds?
                Ironically, the GOP proposal to repeal the ACA in the name of returning authority over health care to the states has some potentially serious constitutional issues on…
Rank this Week: 85

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Five People Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Los Angele

    Five People Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Los Angele
    Five people were injured in two separate car accidents in Winnetka, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the crashes were reported the night of March 19, 2017…
  • Mar 15

    Bicyclist Killed in La Palma Car Accident

    Bicyclist Killed in La Palma Car Accident
    A man in his 30s suffered fatal injuries in a bicycle accident after he was struck by a sedan. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred when the man was riding his bike along La Palma Avenue just west of…
  • Mar 13

    Woman and Pet Injured in San Diego Dog Attack

    Woman and Pet Injured in San Diego Dog Attack
    Dawn Fenner, a resident of San Marcos, says she and her pet were injured in a dog attack when they were walking home near Pyramid Lake. According to a 10News.com report, Fenner says an off-leash pit bull charged at her and her dog. The pit…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 87

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Town Hall With Chief Judge of British Columbia Provincial Court

    Twitter Town Hall With Chief Judge of British Columbia Provincial Court
    The British Columbia Provincial Court’s Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree will host a live Twitter Town Hall on April 6, 2017.People will be able to tweet their questions about the court and the judicial system using the hashtag…
  • Mar 26

    New Caselaw Database for United Nations International Criminal Tribunal

    New Caselaw Database for United Nations International Criminal Tribunal
    The United Nations has launched a new version of its Case Law Database covering International Criminal Tribunals.It provides access to the jurisprudence of the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the International Criminal Tribunal for…
  • Mar 26

    Law Library of Congress Report on Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes Jurisdiction

    Law Library of Congress Report on Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes Jurisdiction
    The Law Library of Congress's recently compiled report on Genocide, Crimes Against Humanity, and War Crimes Jurisdiction is now available online:"This chart reports on 149 jurisdictions that have laws punishing at least one of the three…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Mar 27

    Wallace M. Rudolph (1930-2017)

    Wallace M. Rudolph (1930-2017)
    Wallace M. Rudolph, a long-time professor at the University of Nebraska (1964-1976) and later dean and faculty member at the University of Puget Sound (1976-1997) and then the dean of University of Orlando (now Barry University) (1997-98)…
  • Mar 27

    Illinois Law Review Call For Symposium Proposal

    Illinois Law Review Call For Symposium Proposal
    This just in from the EIC of the Illinois Law Review: In May, the Illinois Law Review intends to select a Symposium for publication in the 2017-2018 volume of the journal. If you are organizing a conference or have an...
  • Mar 26

    "Donnie in the Room"

    &quot;Donnie in the Room&quot;
    Doug Muder is a retired mathematician whose blog is The Weekly Sift. I think everyone will enjoy his recently posted poem, "Donnie in the Room." Even those who do not share the political sentiment ought to appreciate the artistry:…
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 25

    Virginia District Judge Upholds Muslim Travel Ban 2.0

    Virginia District Judge Upholds Muslim Travel Ban 2.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his opinion in Sarsour v. Trump, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia Anthony Trenga denied the Plaintiffs' motion for Temporary…
  • Mar 23

    Fifth Circuit Says Medical Reimbursement Preemption Claim Can Move Forward

    Fifth Circuit Says Medical Reimbursement Preemption Claim Can Move Forward
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit ruled this week that a medical air-evacuation company has standing and that it sufficiently alleged that state defendants had "some connection" to the enforcement of…
  • Mar 20

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post

    Fourth Circuit: No First Amendment Protection for Fire Battallion Chief's Disruptive Facebook Post
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit today dismissed a fire department battalion chief's First Amendment retaliation claim for his Facebook activity in violation of the Department's Social Media and Code of Conduct…
Rank this Week: 90