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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/
  • Sep 29

    Comey Digs A Deeper Hole

    Comey Digs A Deeper Hole
    In white collar cases, prosecutors often stress the signs or "indicia" of fraud inherent in a given defendant's conduct. In the FBI/DOJ investigation of Secretary Clinton we have several signs of incompetence and/or highly irregular…
  • Sep 26

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee

    Movie "Sully" Reveals Different Perceptions of Investigators and Investigatee
    In the recently-released hit movie "Sully," about a pilot who landed a disabled US Airways plane on the Hudson River after its engines hit a flock of geese shortly after taking off from LaGuardia Airport, the film's heroes, Capt.…
  • Sep 12

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Some Additional Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I agree with my colleague Prof. Podgor that DOJ made the "right decision" to drop the prosecution of former Virginia governor Robert McDonnell. Under the narrow definition of "official act" given by the Supreme Court a…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Sep 29

    On white people's role in addressing race and police violence

    On white people's role in addressing race and police violence
    A Dallas Morning News staff editorial last week touted blogger Awesomely Luvvie's platitudinous clickbait suggestions for what white people should do to address racism and police brutality in America. Part of her post I very much agreed…
  • Sep 28

    Abandon fatalism, embrace accountability on police shooting

    Abandon fatalism, embrace accountability on police shooting
    The Dallas Morning News editorial board has struggled of late to discern a viable path forward in the aftermath of the shooting deaths of five DPD officers in July and the continued, periodic videos emerging of wrongful or questionable police…
  • Sep 26

    Okie voters will set tone for red-state drug-war legislation

    Okie voters will set tone for red-state drug-war legislation
    For mostly historical, family reasons (both sides of my family are from the Texas Panhandle, with ties to Oklahoma), Grits has always enjoyed ribbing our friends from Oklahoma, contending for example that the best thing ever to come out of…
Rank this Week: 47

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Sep 29

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government

    A Set-top Box Set-Back and an Opportunity for Good Government
    There must have been a great gnashing of teeth in Chairman Wheeler’s office this morning as the FCC announced that it was pulling the Chairman’s latest modifications to the set-top box proposal from its voting agenda. This is…
  • Sep 28

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation

    The DOJ-FTC IP Guidelines: Suggestions for Promoting Innovation
    This week, the International Center for Law & Economics filed comments  on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines. Overall,…
  • Sep 28

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi

    Patents as a Key to Commercialization: Guidance for Patent-Antitrust Analysi
    Public comments on the proposed revision to the joint U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Antitrust-IP Licensing Guidelines have, not surprisingly, focused primarily on fine points of antitrust…
Rank this Week: 49

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Sep 29

    “Woman Stuck by Needle in Target Parking Lot Awarded $4.6M”

    “Woman Stuck by Needle in Target Parking Lot Awarded $4.6M”
    Mrs. Garrison’s suit, in Anderson County, S.C., says she was in a Target store parking lot “when her daughter picked up a hypodermic needle. Garrison swatted it out of her hand and was stuck in her own palm. Garrison was bedridden…
  • Sep 29

    “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone”: Obama’s regulatory rush

    “I’ve got a pen and I’ve got a phone”: Obama’s regulatory rush
    An unprecedented volume of rulemaking by the Obama administration, at a pace of one major rule every three days, will soon be followed by an even more intense binge of the “midnight” regulation seen at the end of many presidential…
  • Sep 28

    September 28 roundup

    September 28 roundup
    Today at Cato, Josh Blackman discusses his new book Unraveled: Obamacare, Religious Liberty, and Executive Power with comments from Washington Post Supreme Court reporter Robert Barnes and Philip Klein of the Washington Examiner, Ilya Shapiro…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Sep 28

    California: Sex offenders will have to disclose email addresses, user names under new law

    California: Sex offenders will have to disclose email addresses, user names under new law
    9-28-16 California: Sex offenders will soon have to report their email addresses, user names and other Internet identifiers to police under a bill Governor Jerry Brown signed Wednesday. The bill, authored by state Sen. Ben Hueso (D-San…
  • Sep 28

    Prison rehabilitation program gets an overhaul

    Prison rehabilitation program gets an overhaul
    9-28-16 Idaho: Offenders sentenced to the rider treatment programs no longer will have the option of serving a 90-day stint. The Council of State Governments reviewed the Idaho Department of Correction a year ago and found the department…
  • Sep 27

    Human-Trafficking Victims Get Help in Calif.

    Human-Trafficking Victims Get Help in Calif.
    9-28-16 California: SACRAMENTO, Calif. (CN) — California Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday approved a series of bills aimed at protecting victims of human trafficking and exempting minors from prostitution penalties. The flurry of human…
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/
  • Sep 29

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence

    Bailey on Cyberbullying and Cyberviolence
    Jane Bailey (University of Ottawa - Common Law Section) has posted Canadian Legal Approaches to 'Cyberbullying' and Cyberviolence: An Overview on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As early as the mid 1990s Canadian economic and social policy…
  • Sep 29

    Stolzenberg et al. on Questioning Children

    Stolzenberg et al. on Questioning Children
    Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Kelly McWilliams and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law) have posted The…
  • Sep 28

    Gruber on Rape Law Revisited

    Gruber on Rape Law Revisited
    Aya Gruber (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Rape Law Revisited (13 Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law 279 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay introduces the Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law Symposium, “Rape…
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
  • Sep 29

    Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slant

    Lee v. Tam: Supreme Court Takes on the Slant
    by Dennis Crouch In its decision in this trademark registration case, the Federal Circuit found the statutory prohibition against registering “disparaging marks” an unconstitutional governmental regulation of speech in…
  • Sep 28

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update

    Supreme Court Patent Cases – September 28 Update
    by Dennis Crouch Cooper v. Lee and Cooper v. Square are both ask the same question: whether 35 U.S.C. §318(b) violates Article III of the United States Constitution, to the extent that it empowers an executive…
  • Sep 28

    Unpacking Trade Secret Damage

    Unpacking Trade Secret Damage
    Prof. Elizabeth Rowe (Florida) has posted a new article on trade secret damages: Unpacking Trade Secret Damages.   The article looks at outcomes of about 150 federal trade secret lawsuits that went to trial and received a verdict. These…
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Sep 29

    3 Count: A Trial Denied

    3 Count: A Trial Denied
    Oracle denied third trial in case with Google over Java, Donald Trump Jr tweet removed due to copyright claim and BitTorrent introduces altruism mode. The post 3 Count: A Trial Denied appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 28

    5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Court

    5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Court
    Copyright is an ever-changing landscape, here are five cases to watch if you're interested in public domain, pre-1972 sound recordings and more! The post 5 Important Copyright Questions Before U.S. Courts appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Sep 28

    3 Count: Roc-A-Fella

    3 Count: Roc-A-Fella
    Judge rules designer not owed royalties for Roc-A-Fella logo, composer attempting to get more royalties from 50 Cent and Cloudflare in the crosshairs. The post 3 Count: Roc-A-Fella appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

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: 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/
  • Sep 28

    Tamanaha on How History Bears on Jursiprudence

    Tamanaha on How History Bears on Jursiprudence
    Brian Z. Tamanaha, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, has posted How History Bears on Jurisprudence, which is forthcoming in Law in Theory and Jurisprudence, ed. Maks Del Mar and Michael Lobban (Oxford: Hart Publishing,…
  • Sep 28

    Dorsett, McLaren and friends on the British Empire

    Dorsett, McLaren and friends on the British Empire
    We missed this important collection when it came out with Routledge in 2014: Legal Histories of the British Empire: Laws,engagements and legacies, edited by Shaunnagh Dorsett (University of Technology, Sydney) and John McLaren (University of…
  • Sep 28

    UVA Legal History Workshop

    UVA Legal History Workshop
    Our friends at the University of Virginia Law School have sent us the schedule for 2016-17 for UVA’s legal history workshop:Fall 2016October 24     Tim Lovelace, Indiana UniversityNovember 14  Daniel Hulsebosch,…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 29

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm

    The Strategic Social Construction of Cybernorm
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few years back, I was lucky enough to be invited by research scientists at MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Lab — especially the late Roger Hurwitz — to participate in a…
  • Sep 29

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize

    New (And Better) Eligibility Rules for the Lieber Prize
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last year, I criticised ASIL for limiting its very prestigious Lieber Prize to academics under 35. I described that limit as “ageist,” noting that in today’s academic world there are…
  • Sep 27

    Trump Advocates World War III

    Trump Advocates World War III
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I know pointing out stupid things Donald Trump says is a fool’s errand — pretty much everything Donald Trump says is stupid. (Note to non-hack conservative friends: I genuinely feel…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 58

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Frustrating Circumstance

    Frustrating Circumstance
    I originally thought this would be another in our series of either Stupid Government or Frustrating Carrier Tricks. But it's really about how "life happens."So we know that HHS has been cracking down on off-season ("Special Open")…
  • Sep 28

    About those "High Deductible Health Plans"

    About those "High Deductible Health Plans"
    Back in 1992, I was introduced to the world of Medical Savings Accounts. These then-cutting edge plans were unique in that they touted $1,000+ deductibles in a world where $500 was considered exorbitant. But they offered substantial savings,…
  • Sep 28

    If you like your plan... (Part 6,392)

    If you like your plan... (Part 6,392)
    And the hits just keep on coming: first Nebraska, then Indiana, and now The Volunteer State:"Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee is dropping most of its Obamacare customers"And no wonder: the carrier anticipates eating half a billion dollars…
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/
  • Sep 29

    Ontario bakery recalls sliced turkey and chicken over Listeria contamination

    Ontario bakery recalls sliced turkey and chicken over Listeria contamination
    At least one illness has resulted from sliced turkey and chicken products sold at Canada’s Tre Rose Bakery, which Wednesday recalled the products over possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. Consumers should not consume the…
  • Sep 28

    The food police are coming — liability and DOJ enforcement

    The food police are coming — liability and DOJ enforcement
    The notion that “the food police are coming” motivated attendees at the United Fresh Produce Association’s Washington Conference earlier this month to attend a session featuring Jeffrey Steger, assistant director…
  • Sep 28

    Retail beef grinders better be keeping their logs come Saturday

    Retail beef grinders better be keeping their logs come Saturday
    If it takes a little longer to get your butcher’s attention on Saturday, he or she might be busy with grinding logs. And if grinding logs are a successful tool, it will be easier to find the source of contaminated beef during…
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/
  • Aug 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being &quot;Too Cute&quot; Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
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/
  • Sep 29

    Lawyer Disbarred For Insider Trading Reinstated

    Lawyer Disbarred For Insider Trading Reinstated
    An attorney who had been disbarred as a result of a criminal conviction has been reinstated by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The attorney was admitted in 2004 and disbarred in 2008. CBS Money Watch...
  • Sep 29

    Censure For Cocaine Possession

    Censure For Cocaine Possession
    A public censure has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for a cocaine possession offense It was alleged that on or about May 23, 2014, the respondent knowingly possessed a narcotic drug,…
  • Sep 28

    The Cocaine In The Denali

    The Cocaine In The Denali
    A two-year suspension was imposed by the South Carolina Supreme Court as a result of a criminal conviction and misconduct in connection with the representation of a client in a personal injury matter. The attorney's crimes were described by…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 28

    BMC Software, Inc. v. zIT Consulting GmbH (PTAB 2016)

    BMC Software, Inc. v. zIT Consulting GmbH (PTAB 2016)
    CBM Patent Review Denied for Claims Lacking Financial Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- The PTAB denied institution of a covered business method (CBM) patent review in a case between BMC Software Inc. (Petitioner) v. zIT Consulting GmbH…
  • Sep 27

    PTAB Life Sciences Report

    PTAB Life Sciences Report
    By John Cravero and Richard Martin -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each week we will report on recent developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Medtronic Xomed, Inc. v. Neurovision Medical Products, Inc. PTAB Petition:…
  • Sep 26

    Tridim Innovations LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)

    Tridim Innovations LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)
    "Computer Display System" Patent Found Invalid under § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- Tridim Innovations LLC sued Amazon.com, Inc. for patent infringement of U.S. Patent Nos. 5,838,326 and 5,847,709 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern…
Rank this Week: 65

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
  • Sep 29

    Divorce Financial Analysis: Investigating Business Interest

    Divorce Financial Analysis: Investigating Business Interest
    When a spouse owns a business, it can create some of the most complicated financial issues in a divorce. It is extremely important to dive into the financial records of the business in order to value it and to determine where the money is…
  • Sep 26

    Clues to Hidden Income and Assets in Divorce

    Clues to Hidden Income and Assets in Divorce
    I often get asked how someone will know if their spouse is hiding income or assets in a divorce. Sometimes it is obvious when a document is discovered or information is leaked by someone in the know. But what if you just have a…
  • Sep 23

    Criminal Defense: Working as an Expert Witne

    Criminal Defense: Working as an Expert Witne
    Defendants in criminal cases such as tax fraud, money laundering, or embezzlement often need forensic accountants to help evaluate complex financial situations. Should you provide expert witness services to criminal defendants? Tracy…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 67

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 29

    Seung Wha Chang on Judicial Style

    Seung Wha Chang on Judicial Style
    This is from his farewell speech at the DSB: Most importantly, the outcome of cases must never be an acceptable reason for opposing reappointment. And similarly, an Appellate Body Member’s adjudicatory performance relating to…
  • Sep 29

    SIEL/JIEL/OUP Essay Prize

    SIEL/JIEL/OUP Essay Prize
    This is from SIEL/JIEL/OUP: "A prize has been established by the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL), Journal of International Economic Law (JIEL) and Oxford University Press (OUP) for the best essay submitted on any topic in any…
  • Sep 27

    The German Constitutional Complaint on CETA

    The German Constitutional Complaint on CETA
    As I mentioned a few weeks ago, several German NGOs have filed a complaint in German court alleging that CETA is unconstitutional. The full complaint is here. It's in German, but luckily we have a German intern named Max Wirth...
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/
  • Sep 29

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    The United States is threatening to suspend cooperation in Syria with Russia, including on counterterrorism strikes, unless the Kremlin acts to halt the humanitarian disaster in Aleppo, the Washington Post reports. But it seems that the Obama…
  • Sep 29

    The ICANN and IANA Transition End Game II

    The ICANN and IANA Transition End Game II
    I reported last week on the ICANN and IANA transtion end game.  This week, Congress left town having passed a continuing resolution WITHOUT including a prohibition that would stop the Administration from letting the IANA functions…
  • Sep 29

    DOJ OIG Report on Use of Section 215

    DOJ OIG Report on Use of Section 215
    The Office of Inspector General for the Department of Justice has released an unclassified version of a report on the FBI's use of Section 215 from 2012-2014. The classified version of the report was provided to the Senate Committee on…
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/
  • Sep 29

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past

    Right of publicity/passing off blast from the past
    From The Spirit of the Times, May 21, 1845"Gen. Tom Thumb's father brought suit in Paris, against the manager of a theatre, who announced a play called Tom Pouce, (Thumb,) while the General was exhibiting himself at another place. The…
  • Sep 29

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?

    when are state law unfair competition claims preempted?
    Duer v. Bensussen Deutsch & Associates, Inc., 2015 WL 11256568, No. 14-CV-01589 (N.D. Ga. Jul. 8, 2015)Very broad preemption finding makes me blog this older case that popped out of Westlaw.  Duer makes medicine dosage adherence…
  • Sep 29

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim

    Parody product fails to squeak through the cracks in dilution/infringement claim
    VIP Products, LLC v. Jack Daniel’s Properties, Inc., No. 14-cv-02057 (D. Az. Sept. 27, 2016)The court denied VIP’s motion for summary judgment on its declaratory judgment action against JDPI, and also kicked out a number of…
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/
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

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

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/
  • Sep 27

    HRC 1, DJT 0

    HRC 1, DJT 0
    Credit where it's due re: last night's historic first 2016 POTUS debate in New York City. The evening belonged to HRC. She often played Trump like a piano. But neither were at his or her best. Expect better performances in...
  • Sep 26

    Duke upsets Notre Dame, 38-35. In South Bend.

    Duke upsets Notre Dame, 38-35. In South Bend.
    Amazing Saturday college football news. And in South Bend. Whoa. When I was a Duke student, few ever attended football games. Soccer and of course basketball is what drew student crowds....
  • Sep 24

    Sterling Hayden: Our Purest Lover of Being Alive.

    Sterling Hayden: Our Purest Lover of Being Alive.
    Although Hayden (1916-1986) was not in love with Hollywood or acting, he was a highly regarded actor who was cast in westerns, action films and film noir for over forty years, usually as a leading man. He was also a...
Rank this Week: 75

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
  • Sep 28

    OPINION: Wrzesien v. MPERA

    OPINION: Wrzesien v. MPERA
    CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT DA 15-0554, 2016 MT 242, EDWARD D. WRZESIEN and LACEY VAN GRINSVEN, individually and on behalf of all similarly situated persons, and MEGAN ASHTON, individually, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. STATE OF…
  • Sep 28

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Krause

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Krause
    CRIMINAL – REVOCATION DA 15-0700, 2016 MT 241N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. TERRY DUANE KRAUSE, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Sep 28

    OPINION: CCRC v. Board of Oil and Ga

    OPINION: CCRC v. Board of Oil and Ga
    CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT DA 15-0613, 2016 MT 240, CARBON COUNTY RESOURCE COUNCIL, a Montana Non-profit public benefit corporation, and NORTHERN PLAINS RESOURCE COUNCIL, Montana Non-profit, public benefit corporation, Plaintiffs and…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Sep 27

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?

    Are Consumer Protection Regulations Harming the Middle Class?
    A new paper by Franceso D'Acunto and Albert Rossi, both at the University of Maryland's Department of Finance, contends that the Dodd-Frank Act resulted in "a substantial redistribution of credit from middle-class households to wealthy…
  • Sep 26

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170

    Premier Cru American Express Billing Disputes and the Deceptive Nature of TILA Section 170
    I'm not an oenophile. But some folks are, and some of them spend very large amounts of money on wine, even without knowing how it tastes. Not surprisingly, this is a market vulnerable to fraud. One fraud varietal is simply...
  • Sep 24

    Venezuela

    Venezuela
    John Dizard has a useful, and clearly written, piece on the lay of the land in this morning's FT. What puzzles me is why PDVSA, the national oil company, has not done a UK scheme of arrangement or a US...
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/
  • Sep 29

    Marrying LGBTQ Liberation and Reproductive Justice

    Marrying LGBTQ Liberation and Reproductive Justice
    Advocate (Sept. 19, 2016): An LGBTQ Organization Puts Its Weight Behind Ending an Insidious, Antiwoman Law, by Candace Bond-Theriault: This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Hyde Amendment, the law that withholds coverage for abortion…
  • Sep 28

    Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate Through an Inclusive Judaism

    Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate Through an Inclusive Judaism
    Bustle (Sept. 14, 2016): This Feminist Rabbi Is Dismantling the Abortion vs. Religion Debate, by Cate Carrejo: Jewish values emphasize equality and dignity for all people above all. For Rabbi Lori Koffman this means taking care of everyone's…
  • Sep 27

    Former Irish President Fights to End Contraception Ban

    Former Irish President Fights to End Contraception Ban
    IrishCentral (Sept. 19, 2016): Former Irish President McAleese Calls on Pope to End Contraception Ban, by James O'Shea: A "Scholars Statement" that includes the signature of former president of Ireland Mary McAleese (1997-2011)…
Rank this Week: 78

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Sep 28

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak Nears 300

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak Nears 300
    Eight more people have been confirmed as victims in a Hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. The outbreak, traced to frozen scallops imported from the Philippines and served raw at Genki... Continue Reading
  • Sep 26

    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse – Why you are getting sued tomorrow

    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse – Why you are getting sued tomorrow
    How many people sickened in how many states? Right, your problem with E. coli O157:H7 is the fault of the government?  From your Facebook page:
  • Sep 24

    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Tied to E. coli Outbreak

    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse Tied to E. coli Outbreak
    Adams Farm Slaughterhouse, LLC, an Athol, Mass., establishment, is recalling beef, veal, and Bison products that may be contaminated with E. coli O157:H7, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection...…
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

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 29

    12 Fun Facts About Coffee & Tax On National Coffee Day

    12 Fun Facts About Coffee &amp; Tax On National Coffee Day
    Chances are, you started out the day with a cup (or two) of coffee. It is estimated that 2.25 billion cups of coffee are consumed each day worldwide, making coffee second only to oil as the most valuable legally traded commodity in the world.…
  • Sep 28

    New Tax Foundation Report Highlights Best & Worst States For Busine

    New Tax Foundation Report Highlights Best &amp; Worst States For Busine
    The Tax Foundation has released its 2017 State Business Tax Climate Index, ranking the best and worst states for business tax climate. Who made the top? And who sits at the bottom? Here's what you need to know.
  • Sep 28

    IRS Posts New Per Diem Rates For Taxpayers Who Travel For Busine

    IRS Posts New Per Diem Rates For Taxpayers Who Travel For Busine
    New per-diem numbers are out, effective October 1, 2016. These numbers are to be used for per-diem allowances paid to any employee on or after October 1, 2016, for travel away from home on or after that date. The new rates include those for…
Rank this Week: 82

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
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
  • Jul 7

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

    Defining the Term &ldquo;Mortgage Arrearage&rdquo;
    Have you wondered what is meant by the term “mortgage arrearage?” As Bankruptcy Law Network member Jonathan Ginsberg explains, a mortgage arrearage simply refers to any missed mortgage payments. If, for example, you did not pay…
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    &ldquo;How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?&rdquo;
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
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
  • Sep 29

    Avoiding Contempt of Court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Says He’ll Let People Vote

    Avoiding Contempt of Court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach Says He’ll Let People Vote
    Thousands of voters will be registered in time for November. Under the threat of contempt of court, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has agreed to register thousands of eligible voters and to properly notify them that they are…
  • Sep 29

    It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment

    It's Time to Go, Hyde Amendment
    Our right to abortion access should not depend on our income or our ZIP code. Enacted in 1976, the Hyde Amendment turns 40 years old this year. The Hyde Amendment was introduced by the late Henry Hyde, a Republican from Illinois who sought to…
  • Sep 29

    Keith Lamont Scott's Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, and He's Not The Only One

    Keith Lamont Scott's Disability May Have Gotten Him Killed, and He's Not The Only One
    Race and disability shouldn't determine whether an encounter with police turns deadly. Last week in Charlotte, North Carolina, police shot and killed Keith Lamont Scott, a Black man with a disability. This happens with gut-wrenching…
Rank this Week: 84

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 28

    What We Talk About When We Talk About "Stop and Frisk"

    What We Talk About When We Talk About &quot;Stop and Frisk&quot;
    Is stop-and-frisk unconstitutional, or what?  Lester Holt spoke accurately, more or less, on Monday night when he said that "stop and frisk was ruled unconstitutional in New York," but Donald Trump was also right to say "there are many…
  • Sep 28

    Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election

    Inequality, Inclusion, and Populism after the Election
    Last week John Judis published an interesting essayin the New Republic (based on his upcoming bookon populism after the Great Recession in Europe and the US), situating the populisms of this 2016 election season in a longer history of…
  • Sep 27

    JeffreyToobin, "In the Balance"

    JeffreyToobin, &quot;In the Balance&quot;
    From this week's New Yorker: Jeffrey Toobin, "In the Balance," http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2016/10/03/in-the-balance -- "A liberal majority on the Court would present a particular dilemma for the Chief Justice. Roberts’s voting…
Rank this Week: 85

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    English Law Commission Consultation on Misconduct in Public Office

    English Law Commission Consultation on Misconduct in Public Office
    Earlier this month, the English Law Commission released a consultation paper on Misconduct in Public Office.According to the project description:  Misconduct in public office is a common law offence: it is not defined in any statute. It…
  • Sep 29

    Statistics Canada Article on Youth Court statistic

    Statistics Canada Article on Youth Court statistic
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Youth court statistics, 2014/2015 that shows that the number of completed cases in youth courts was the lowest since the numbers were first collected more than two decades ago.The rate of youth…
  • Sep 28

    Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System

    Report on Inefficiencies and Ineffectiveness in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
    The Ottawa-based Macdonald-Laurier Institute released a comprehensive review of Canada's criminal justice system earlier this week.Entitled Justice on Trial: Inefficiencies and ineffectiveness in the Canadian criminal justice system, the…
Rank this Week: 86

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Sep 19

    Man Killed in Fullerton Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed in Fullerton Motorcycle Accident
    Cassidy Korenaga, 24, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Fullerton the evening of September 14, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred at the intersection of Rosecrans Avenue…
  • Sep 12

    Sixteen Injured in Los Angeles Metrolink Train Accident

    Sixteen Injured in Los Angeles Metrolink Train Accident
    At least 16 people were injured in a Metrolink train accident in Los Angeles when a commuter train carrying 187 passengers struck a box truck According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the collision occurred the morning of September…
  • Sep 7

    Caltrans Worker Killed in Acton Truck Accident

    Caltrans Worker Killed in Acton Truck Accident
    Jorge Lopez, a 57-year-old electrician with Caltrans was struck and killed in a freeway accident in Acton the morning of September 1, 2016. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, Lopez was standing outside his vehicle on State Route 14…
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/
  • Sep 29

    A Bit More on the Odd Bravo-Fernandez Case

    A Bit More on the Odd Bravo-Fernandez Case
    My recent post about the inconsistent verdicts error in the presentation of the Bravo-Fernandez case led to some interesting and illuminating exchanges, some on Twitter (with William Baude and Dan Epps and Carissa Hessick) and some offline.…
  • Sep 29

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves.

    Ask Not What You Can Do For Your Students; Ask What Your Students Can Do For Themselves.
    Yesterday, I noted that I would start with a general discussion of the philosophies of our Academic Excellence Program (AEP). Here goes.... Due to our school’s recent bar pass rates, I’ve received inquiries asking what we’ve done to…
  • Sep 28

    Althornia Steele Named Interim LSAC President

    Althornia Steele Named Interim LSAC President
    In light of the sad news about Daniel Bernstine's recent passing, Sarah Krinsky - chair of the LSAC Board of Trustees - has appointed Thorny Steele as the LSAC Interim President. He served as Chair of the LSAC Board of...
Rank this Week: 88

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 29

    SCOTUS Adds Two First Amendment Cases to Docket: Trademarks and Surcharge Law

    SCOTUS Adds Two First Amendment Cases to Docket: Trademarks and Surcharge Law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The United States Supreme Court has added to notable First Amendment speech cases to its docket in its September 29 Order granting certiorari. In Lee v. Tam, the...
  • Sep 29

    First Circuit: Statute Prohibiting "Ballot Selfies" Violates First Amendment

    First Circuit: Statute Prohibiting &quot;Ballot Selfies&quot; Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Rideout v. Gardner, the First Circuit, affirming the district judge, held that New Hampshire's prohibition of "ballot selfies" violates the…
  • Sep 28

    Call for Papers: Symposium on the Constitution of Canada

    Call for Papers: Symposium on the Constitution of Canada
    Scuola Sant' Anna and the STALS (Sant' Anna Legal Studies) Project are hosting a symposium on The Constitution of Canada: History, Evolution, Influence and Reform in Pisa, Italy, on May 24, 2017. Hosts are calling for papers: Submissions are…
Rank this Week: 89

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: 90