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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/
  • Jul 20

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen
    In 2014, prosecutors proceeded with a case against fed ex. Unlike many companies in a post-Arthur Andersen world, they would not be bullied into folding and taking a non-prosecution or deferred prosecution agreement. Instead, they took the…
  • Jul 7

    The Clinton Email Hearing

    The Clinton Email Hearing
    I agree with guest bloggers Ziran Zhang and Eugene Gorokhov in their thoughtful blog post (here) that "[i]f Director Comey is right that individuals in similar circumstances in the past were only subjected to administrative sanctions,…
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/
  • Jul 22

    Black Lives Matter well-positioned to win concessions on police, if ...

    Black Lives Matter well-positioned to win concessions on police, if ...
    Black Lives Matter is formally an organization and has a chapter here in Austin, but really #Blacklivesmatter is an amorphous, broad-based movement with decentralized leadership and an enormous opportunity to accomplish concrete goals to…
  • Jul 21

    Save lives by limiting police pursuit

    Save lives by limiting police pursuit
    In the wake of a terrible crash that killed a Patton Village police officer and an 11-year old boy, State Sen. John Whitmire called on police departments to make law-enforcement pursuit policies public. Reported the local paper: "A Chronicle…
  • Jul 17

    Why the increase in number of Texans shot by police?

    Why the increase in number of Texans shot by police?
    The number of people who die while being arrested by a Texas law-enforcement officer nearly doubled between 2005 and 2015, according to data compiled by the Dallas Morning News, with police shootings accounting for nearly all of the increase.…
Rank this Week: 47

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 48

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Symposium: Effectiveness and Legitimacy of International Law

    Symposium: Effectiveness and Legitimacy of International Law
    On July 22-23, 2016, the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht and the Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer will co-host a symposium in honor of Christian…
  • Jul 20

    Call for Engaged Listeners: Self-defence against Non-state Actor

    Call for Engaged Listeners: Self-defence against Non-state Actor
    The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law has issued a "call for engaged listeners" for a workshop on "Self-defence against Non-state Actors." Here's the call: MAX PLANCK TRIALOGUE ON THE LAW OF PEACE AND…
  • Jul 20

    Johns: Data Territories: Changing Architectures of Association in International Law

    Johns: Data Territories: Changing Architectures of Association in International Law
    Fleur E. Johns (Univ. of New South Wales - Law) has posted Data Territories: Changing Architectures of Association in International Law (Netherlands Yearbook of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:Territoriality is a powerful…
Rank this Week: 49

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 19

    “…a federal crime to visit a website after being told not to visit it”

    “…a federal crime to visit a website after being told not to visit it”
    Last week’s Ninth Circuit case of Facebook v. Vachani is making many observers uneasy. Orin Kerr writes: For those of us worried about broad readings of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the decision is quite troubling. Its reasoning…
  • Jul 18

    Free speech runs into deeper trouble in Europe

    Free speech runs into deeper trouble in Europe
    The European Union may bring member states before the European Court of Justice for protecting freedom of expression too vigorously, reports Jacob Mchangama. “Even historic defenders of speech like Denmark and the United Kingdom are…
  • Jul 18

    Prosecution roundup

    Prosecution roundup
    Deferred prosecution agreements are a powerful new tool of the administrative state, with a tendency toward lawlessness [James Copland and Rafael Mangual, Manhattan Institute] Expected judicial deference to corporate prosecution deals: sign…
Rank this Week: 50

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 20

    GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality

    GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published two new reports on Patent Office Activities along with the results of a major survey of 2,600 patent examiners. Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives,…
  • Jul 20

    Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioner

    Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioner
    By Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group, PLLC Based on my analysis of the USPTO roster data: There were 44,295 registered patent practitioners in the U.S. as of April 2016. Of the practitioners originally…
  • Jul 19

    BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop

    BASCOM v. AT&T: Section 101 Jurisprudence Continues to Develop
    By Jason Rantanen BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC (Fed. Cir. June 27, 2016) Download Bascom Panel: Newman (concurring in the result), O’Malley, Chen (author) Since Alice v. CLS Bank, the Federal Circuit…
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/
  • Jul 22

    Modlish on The Yates Memo

    Modlish on The Yates Memo
    Chris Modlish has posted The Yates Memo: DOJ Public Relations Move or Meaningful Reform that Will End Impunity for Corporate Criminals? (Boston College Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: On September 9, 2015, Sally…
  • Jul 22

    Nakao on Transnational Policing

    Nakao on Transnational Policing
    Keisuke Nakao (University of Hawaii at Hilo) has posted Transnational Policing: Preemption and Deterrence Against Elusive Perpetrators on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why does a state directly police certain kinds of transnational perpetrators…
  • Jul 21

    Macfarlane on Utah v. Strieff's Impact

    Macfarlane on Utah v. Strieff's Impact
    Katherine Macfarlane has posted Predicting Utah v. Strieff's Civil Rights Impact on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s recent Utah v. Strieff decision, which declined to apply the exclusionary rule to evidence seized as a…
Rank this Week: 52

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

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

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

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

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

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

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 22

    3 Count: Additional Casualtie

    3 Count: Additional Casualtie
    EFF sues alleging DMCA anti-circumvention violates First Amendment, Solarmovie shuts down following KAT closure and artists accuse Zara of infringement. The post 3 Count: Additional Casualties appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 21

    3 Count: Kickass Down

    3 Count: Kickass Down
    Kickass Torrents seized and owner arrested, U.S. Navy accused of large scale software piracy and Justin Timberlake responds to Damn Girl lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Kickass Down appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 19

    The Melania Trump Plagiarism Scandal

    The Melania Trump Plagiarism Scandal
    Melania Trump, the wife of presumptive Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump, is accused of plagiarizing in her Republican National Convention speech. The post The Melania Trump Plagiarism Scandal 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

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    ICYMI: MergerMania under the scope [UPDATED]

    ICYMI: MergerMania under the scope [UPDATED]
    [Scroll down for update]FoIB Holly R has the latest on the proposed mergers of Cigna with Anthem and Humana with Aetna:"The Department of Justice announced Thursday that it would file lawsuits against the proposed merger[s] ... there are…
  • Jul 21

    Obamacare's New High Risk Pool

    Obamacare's New High Risk Pool
    Anticipation of huge premium increases in the small employer market has been building since 2013. New rules were to take effect on January 1, 2014 that would eliminate medical underwriting and reduce the number of criteria insurers could use…
  • Jul 21

    Cleveland-sized Health Wonk Review

    Cleveland-sized Health Wonk Review
    Steve Anderson presents this month's round-up of fantastic health policy related posts, with almost Trumpian flair.Not to be missed.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 22

    Multi-Blog Series: First Thoughts from Academia on the Updated GCI Commentary

    Multi-Blog Series: First Thoughts from Academia on the Updated GCI Commentary
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller [This is the third episode in the Multi-blog series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentaries, jointly hosted by the Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Intercross and Opinio Juris. The first, by…
  • Jul 18

    Assessing the Fallout from the South China Sea Award

    Assessing the Fallout from the South China Sea Award
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku In addition to my posts here (see below), I have several  pieces over the last week discussing different aspects of the South China Sea award up at various outlets across the web universe (I know, I…
  • Jul 16

    Events and Announcements: July 17, 2016

    Events and Announcements: July 17, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Event For its 10-year anniversary the Vienna Journal on International Constitutional Law (ICL Journal) will host a conference dedicated to its very scope: The one day event to be held on 23 September 2016…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Hovenkamp on the Saga of Progressive Racism

    Hovenkamp on the Saga of Progressive Racism
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, has posted The Saga of Progressive Racism:American Progressivism has received a good deal of unwelcome attention, charged with blatant racism and promotion of eugenics, and thus with…
  • Jul 21

    Thomas's "Missing American Jury"

    Thomas's &quot;Missing American Jury&quot;
    Suja A. Thomas, University of Illinois College of Law, has published The Missing American Jury: Restoring the Fundamental Constitutional Role of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries, with Cambridge University Press.Criminal, civil, and grand…
  • Jul 20

    Appleby's "Role of the Solicitor-General"

    Appleby's &quot;Role of the Solicitor-General&quot;
    Gabrielle Appleby, an Associate Professor of Law at the University of New South Wales has published Role of the Solicitor-General: Negotiating Law, Politics and the Public Interest with Hart Publishing:Behind every government there is an…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 60

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/
Rank this Week: 61

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 22

    Weis recalls baked goods because of metal bits in sugar

    Weis recalls baked goods because of metal bits in sugar
    Another recall spurred by metal fragments in sugar from an unnamed supplier was issued Friday evening, this time for 30 bakery products sold by Weis Markets. The Weis recall includes muffins, cookies, shortbread and bread products distributed…
  • Jul 22

    ‘Wild Boar Brotwurst’ recalled because of excess nitrite

    ‘Wild Boar Brotwurst’ recalled because of excess nitrite
    A Colorado company is recalling more than 4,500 pounds of “Wild Boar Brotwurst” products because of excessive levels of nitrites. “The problem was discovered by FSIS (Food Safety and Inspection Service) personnel during a…
  • Jul 22

    Officials suspect ground beef in ongoing E. coli outbreak

    Officials suspect ground beef in ongoing E. coli outbreak
    Since June 12 a dozen people have contracted E. coli O157:H7 infections after eating ground beef in New Hampshire. State and federal officials have not identified the specific source. All 12 people have been infected with the same strain of…
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/
  • Jul 22

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest
    The Illinois Review Board finds that no misconduct was proven and recommends that ethics charges be dismissed in a matter involving an attorney already suspended in an unrelated matter. This matter arises out of the Administrator's one-count…
  • Jul 22

    "Silly" Contempt

    &quot;Silly&quot; Contempt
    An attorney's resignation was accepted by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. In September 2015, the Committee brought 20 charges against respondent alleging that he committed professional misconduct by, inter…
  • Jul 21

    Judge's Facebook And Web Pages Not Unethical

    Judge's Facebook And Web Pages Not Unethical
    The Maine Supreme Judicial Court has sanctioned a judge charged with misconduct in statements he made in a letter to counsel regarding a court proceeding in which he was a party, and based on his judge-related Internet and social media...
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/
  • Jul 21

    Amgen and Allergan Report Progress in Herceptin® Biosimilar Clinical Trial

    Amgen and Allergan Report Progress in Herceptin® Biosimilar Clinical Trial
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the late 1980's, Dennis Slamon discovered a new oncogene, Her2/neu,that was amplified in 25-33% of human beast cancers. Slamon et al., "Studies of the HER2/neu ProtoOncogene in Human Breast and Ovarian Cancer,"…
  • Jul 20

    HP Inc. v. Big Baboon, Inc. (PTAB 2016)

    HP Inc. v. Big Baboon, Inc. (PTAB 2016)
    Business Method Patent Not Invalid under 35 U.S.C. § 101 By Joseph Herndon -- HP Inc. and SAP America, Inc. filed a Petition seeking a covered business method (CBM) patent review of claims 15 and 20–34 of U.S. Patent No. 6,343,275…
  • Jul 19

    USPTO Implements Pilot Program to Support President's National Cancer Moonshot

    USPTO Implements Pilot Program to Support President's National Cancer Moonshot
    By Donald Zuhn –- Last month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (81 Fed. Reg. 42328) regarding the implementation of a new pilot program that will provide for earlier review of patent…
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
  • Jul 19

    Highlighting Corporate Fraud Investigation

    Highlighting Corporate Fraud Investigation
    The unthinkable has happened. We have good employees. Our people are honest. They don’t steal from us. They’re like family. We trust them. So it goes when a company discovers a fraud from within. Then what happens? After the…
  • Jul 13

    Fraud and Infidelity: A Match Made in Heaven

    Fraud and Infidelity: A Match Made in Heaven
    What on earth do fraud and infidelity have in common? Quite a lot actually. While there may be no scientific studies available that analyze the correlation between financial fraud and infidelity, anecdotal evidence obtained while working in…
  • Jul 6

    The Wide-Reaching Impact of Financial Statement Fraud

    The Wide-Reaching Impact of Financial Statement Fraud
    Of all the fraud schemes perpetrated in our world today, financial statement fraud seems to get the least air time. That makes no sense, as financial statement fraud happens to be one of the most costly types of fraud. The problem is that…
Rank this Week: 66

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 21

    Trump's "Ideas" About Trade Are Bizarre

    Trump's "Ideas" About Trade Are Bizarre
    From the draft transcript of his speech tonight: I have a different vision for our workers. It begins with a new, fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat. It’s been a signature message...
  • Jul 20

    De Facto Non-Market Economy Statu

    De Facto Non-Market Economy Statu
    From Politico: Brussels has signaled that it will radically overhaul its anti-dumping practices worldwide in an attempt to lessen the effect of China winning so-called market economy status later this year. ... European Commissioner for Trade…
  • Jul 20

    The GOP Platform on Trade

    The GOP Platform on Trade
    Not that anyone should take party platforms all that seriously, but here's what the GOP platform says on trade: A Winning Trade Policy International trade is crucial for all sectors of America’s economy. Massive trade deficits are not.…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 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/
  • Jul 22

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    The Republican Party’s national convention ended on Thursday after Donald J. Trump accepted the party’s nomination for president with a blistering address that painted a dystopian picture of the United States and its challenges at…
  • Jul 22

    7/20 Session: There&#039;s Only One Way to Pro Se

    7/20 Session: There&amp;#039;s Only One Way to Pro Se
    It’s Wednesday morning and we’re back at Guantanamo Bay for more pre-trial hearings in the case of the five men accused of plotting the 9/11 attacks. The previous two days have been closed sessions, but now we’re all…
  • Jul 22

    Toward a Common Lexicon of Violent Extremism

    Toward a Common Lexicon of Violent Extremism
    As the fifteen year anniversary of 9/11 approaches, the recent spate of attacks highlights that the world still lacks an established lexicon for describing extremist violence. Governments, media, and academia continue to use confusing and…
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/
  • Jul 22

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info
    Duran v. Obesity Research Institute, LLC, No. D067917, 2016 WL 3913205 (Cal. Ct. App. Jun. 23, 2016)Duran sued ORI and Wal-Mart for allegedly falsely advertising the weight loss benefits of Lipozene and MetaboUp. The court approved a…
  • Jul 22

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand
    Filed today: Mark McKenna, Chris Sprigman, Mark Lemley, Tyler Ochoa, Betsy Rosenblatt, Pam Samuelson, Kathy Strandburg, and I submitted a brief in this copyright separability case, arguing that conceptual separability is simply a coda to…
  • Jul 22

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case
    Mark McKenna organized an amicus brief in this case, which was not cited by the court but advocated a position similar to that adopted by the panel. Phoenix Entertainment Partners, LLC v. Rumsey, No. 15-2844 (7th Cir. July 21, 2016) Slep-Tone…
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
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/
  • Jul 22

    Robertson Article on the First Amendment and Advertising "Off-Label" Drug

    Robertson Article on the First Amendment and Advertising "Off-Label" Drug
    Christopher T. Robertson of Arizona and Harvard's Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics has written A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label…
  • Jul 22

    Revisions Coming to the FDCPA Validation Article . . .

    Revisions Coming to the FDCPA Validation Article . . .
    by Jeff Sovern We need to make some revisions to our validation article discussion draft, in Part V A.1., beginning on page 27, and captioned "Did Respondents Understand that The Letter Said They Could Dispute the Validity of the Debt?"...
  • Jul 21

    "The CFPB Turns 5 Today. Here’s What It’s Done (and What It Hasn’t)"

    "The CFPB Turns 5 Today. Here&rsquo;s What It&rsquo;s Done (and What It Hasn&rsquo;t)"
    Time has this article, reporting that the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau "has reshaped the mortgage market and issued hefty penalties. But there is much to be done."
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/
  • Jul 22

    Colorado State College of Natural Resources Seeks Native Consultation Specialist

    Colorado State College of Natural Resources Seeks Native Consultation Specialist
    Link to job announcement here. The Center for Environmental Management of Military Lands (CEMML) wants a researcher with an advanced degree that can consult and work with Tribes on issues including NAGPRA.  Closing date is 7/31/2016.
  • Jul 22

    Staff Attorney Position with Nez Perce Tribe

    Staff Attorney Position with Nez Perce Tribe
    STAFF ATTORNEY with relevant experience with land, water rights, and personnel matters, preferably on behalf of Indian tribes or other governments.  The Office of Legal Counsel provides the full range of legal services to the Nez Perce…
  • Jul 22

    Little Traverse Historical Society: “A Bitter Memory” The Burn-Out at Burt Lake

    Little Traverse Historical Society: “A Bitter Memory” The Burn-Out at Burt Lake
    Rick Wiles History Talk FREE WHEN: Thursday, July 28th, 7-8pm WHERE: 100 Depot Court Petoskey, MI MORE INFORMATION Rick Wiles is a retired teacher from the Public Schools of Petoskey who writes historical white papers for the Mackinac…
Rank this Week: 73

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jul 18

    What Matters.

    What Matters.
    #allcatslivesmatter #alldogslivesmatter To be completely honest, I am not sure about anyone else....
  • Jul 11

    Answering Interrogatories.

    Answering Interrogatories.
    Several years ago, my friend and Renaissance man Ray Ward at his superb the (new) legal writer flagged a nicely done nuts-and-bolts resource for answering written interrogatories by Manhattan's Judge Gerald Lebovits which appeared in the…
  • Jul 11

    The Last Boomer: "It was the rock 'n' roll, mate".

    The Last Boomer: &quot;It was the rock 'n' roll, mate&quot;.
    I see them in the streets I see them in the field I hear them shouting under my feet And I know it's got to be real. Oh, Lord, deliver me All the wrong I've done You can deliver...
Rank this Week: 74

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 75

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

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

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
  • Jul 15

    GM & Ignition Switche

    GM &amp; Ignition Switche
    My take on the Second Circuit's opinion – which Levitin has also written about (and I agree with him that the used car analysis is a bit "off") – is over on Dealb%k. In short, I think that GM mostly...
  • Jul 14

    Thoughts on the GM Ignition Switch Opinion

    Thoughts on the GM Ignition Switch Opinion
    The Second Circuit handed down its much-anticipated decision on the GM successor liability claims. Bottom line is that most, if not all, of the various claims against New GM are not barred by the Sale Order because of lack of...
Rank this Week: 76

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 22

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction
    (July 22, 2016): Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals vacated Purvi Patel's feticide conviction and Class A felony conviction for neglect of a dependent. Patel was convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent for allegedly…
  • Jul 21

    Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education

    Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education
    The Guardian (July 18, 2016): Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education, by Molly Redden: In a recently released report, The American Academy of Pediatrics denounced abstinence only education programs,…
  • Jul 20

    After SCOTUS Case, Texas Shares Data Showing Latina Women Bore Brunt of Texas Abortion Restriction

    After SCOTUS Case, Texas Shares Data Showing Latina Women Bore Brunt of Texas Abortion Restriction
    Dallas Morning News (July 18, 2016): Hispanic women bore brunt of Texas abortion law, data shows, by J. David Swaine and Brittney Martin: Data released by Texas 3 days after the Supreme Court decision striking down two provisions of a...
Rank this Week: 77

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

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
  • Jul 19

    OPINION: Marriage of Wagenman

    OPINION: Marriage of Wagenman
    CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 15-0748, 2016 MT 176, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: TAMMY WAGENMAN, Petitioner and Appellant, v. MATT WAGENMAN, Respondent and Appellee.
  • Jul 19

    OPINION: Reinlasoder v. City of Colstrip

    OPINION: Reinlasoder v. City of Colstrip
    CIVIL – WRONGFUL DISCHARGE DA 15-0441, 2016 MT 175, LARRY REINLASODER, Plaintiff, Appellee, and Cross-Appellant, v. CITY OF COLSTRIP, Defendant, Appellant, and Cross-Appellee.
  • Jul 19

    OPINION: Matter of C.C.

    OPINION: Matter of C.C.
    CIVIL – COMMITMENT-MENTAL ILLNESS DA 14-0749, 2016 MT 174, IN THE MATTER OF: C.C., Respondent and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 79

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 22

    No More Gotcha: Bill Would Exempt Student Loan Forgiveness From Tax

    No More Gotcha: Bill Would Exempt Student Loan Forgiveness From Tax
    As student loan debt continues to grow, Senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) have introduced the Student Loan Tax Relief Act which would exempt discharged student loans from being taxed as income.
  • Jul 20

    The Side Hustle With Pokémon GO: What You Need To Know

    The Side Hustle With Pokémon GO: What You Need To Know
    Pokémon GO has been downloaded an estimated 30 million times since its release. The amount of money being spent is mind-boggling with millions being generated every day. Not surprisingly, entrepreneurs are looking for ways to crack the…
  • Jul 18

    Get Out Of The Tax Debt Doghouse: 9 Tips For A Fresh Tax Start

    Get Out Of The Tax Debt Doghouse: 9 Tips For A Fresh Tax Start
    Up to your neck in tax trouble? Here are 9 ways to get out of trouble - just in time for National Get Out Of the Doghouse Day!
Rank this Week: 80

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    E. coli Outbreak Hits 12 in New Hampshire

    E. coli Outbreak Hits 12 in New Hampshire
    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is investigating an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli) associated with ground beef. Since June,... Continue…
  • Jul 19

    Lightening Strikes Kapowsin Pork Twice?

    Lightening Strikes Kapowsin Pork Twice?
    Seattle/King County Department of Public Health is investigating an outbreak of salmonellosis (caused by Salmonella bacteria) associated with a Good Vibe Tribe Luau held on 7/3/16 from 6:00-11:00 PM at Golden Gardens... Continue…
  • Jul 19

    RNC Convention: Make America Barf Again

    RNC Convention: Make America Barf Again
    Perhaps not the tag line the intended? The LA Times, Seema Mehta reports: At least a dozen California GOP staff members at the Republican National Convention have been quarantined in... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 81

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: 82

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: 83

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    The peculiar Mr. Pence (and the notion of "conscience")

    The peculiar Mr. Pence (and the notion of &quot;conscience&quot;)
    Two other things are worth noting about the strange ticket embraced by the Republican Party.  First, Trump, though acknowledging and appreciating his support from Evangelicals, didn't even both to pretend that he himself takes religion…
  • Jul 22

    Donald Trump as anti-conservative (and anti-constitutionalist) authoritarian

    Donald Trump as anti-conservative (and anti-constitutionalist) authoritarian
    There is so much that one could say about last night's fear-filled diatribe.  No FDR there!  If we're not already fearful, we ought to be!  Fortunately, though, there's a would-be authoritarian leader who is volunteering to…
  • Jul 22

    Shakespeare's Take on Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech

    Shakespeare's Take on Donald Trump's Acceptance Speech
    I could be well moved if I were as you.If I could pray to move, prayers would move me.But I am constant as the northern star,Of whose true-fixed and resting qualityThere is no fellow in the firmament.The skies are painted with unnumbered…
Rank this Week: 84

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: 85

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crime

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crime
    Yesterday, the Statistics Canada publication Juristat published an article entitled Police-reported crime statistics, 2015: "Police-reported crime in Canada, as measured by both the Crime Severity Index (CSI) and the crime rate, increased in…
  • Jul 21

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for the period July 1-15, 2016 is now available on the Court website.It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list.
  • Jul 20

    Law Library of Congress Report on Miranda Warning Equivalents Around the World

    Law Library of Congress Report on Miranda Warning Equivalents Around the World
    The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. has published a report a little while ago about Miranda Warning Equivalents in more than 100 countries around the world.In the United States, so-called Miranda rights are named after the US…
Rank this Week: 86

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
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/
  • Jul 22

    Modern Courthouse Trivia

    Modern Courthouse Trivia
    It's Friday in late July, so time for something a little different. You know what I haven't had -- I think ever? A modern courthouse trivia question. So digging into my files from a couple of years ago, where is...
  • Jul 21

    The Cruz Strategy

    The Cruz Strategy
    Ted Cruz’s non-endorsement speech at the Republican National Convention drew boos from Trump delegates and (it has been reported) a rebuff from Sheldon Adelson, but it strikes me as a very astute tactical move that puts him in a great...
  • Jul 20

    Mor[t]ality and Identity: Wills, Narratives, and Cherished Possession

    Mor[t]ality and Identity: Wills, Narratives, and Cherished Possession
    Deborah Gordon of Drexel Law has posted "Mor[t]ality and Identity: Wills, Narratives, and Cherished Possessions" on ssrn. Cribbing now from her abstract: Franz Kafka is credited with observing that “the meaning of life is that it…
Rank this Week: 88

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    Man Killed in Orange County Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed in Orange County Motorcycle Accident
    Navpreet Singh, 19, was killed in an Orange County motorcycle accident after he was struck by a vehicle that veered off its lane. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred on Santiago Canyon Road near…
  • Jul 12

    5-Year-Old Boy Nearly Drowns in Garden Grove Swimming Pool

    5-Year-Old Boy Nearly Drowns in Garden Grove Swimming Pool
    A 5-year-old boy nearly drowned in a swimming pool accident, which occurred at a community pool in Garden Grove. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of July 8, 2016 in the 13000 block of…
  • Jul 6

    Man Killed in Anaheim Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed in Anaheim Motorcycle Accident
    James Hogg, 37, was killed in a motorcycle accident in Anaheim after officials said he lost control and crashed. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred along the westbound 91 Freeway at Tustin…
Rank this Week: 89

Election Law

Election Law

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

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 90