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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/
  • Feb 17

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?
    John P. Anderson (Mississippi College School of Law) has a new Article titled, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? published in 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). The abstract reads - Corporations are subject to…
  • Feb 16

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance
    As many readers know, I am heavily involved in planning international white collar crime conferences with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. These have become wonderful learning and networking opportunities for those with…
  • Feb 15

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor
    There is something to be said about having career prosecutors, FBI, and other employees of the government immune from the political struggles surrounding them. They are tasked to focus on their jobs irrespective of the party in power. And…
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/
  • Feb 19

    Forensic backlog at DPS due to free lunches for Lubbock, other freeloader PD

    Forensic backlog at DPS due to free lunches for Lubbock, other freeloader PD
    There's no such thing as a free lunch, unless you're a police department in Texas looking for no-cost crime lab services. Then you can call DPS and by law they must provide services for free. The predictable result is a massive backlog. From…
  • Feb 19

    Thompson seeks upgrades on police use of force, disciplinary processe

    Thompson seeks upgrades on police use of force, disciplinary processe
    On Friday, long-time Houston state Rep. Senfronia Thompson filed a major piece of police accountability legislation, HB 2044, which expands on the transparency proposal filed in the senate to include new provisions on racial profiling data…
  • Feb 18

    Snacks to tide you over ...

    Snacks to tide you over ...
    Here are a few odds and ends which merit Grits readers' attention while your correspondent's is focused elsewhere:San Antonio is the poster child for how "police contracts shield officers from scrutiny and discipline."The Statesman has…
Rank this Week: 47

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict Resolution
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict Resolution (Vol. 61, no. 3, March 2017) is out. Contents include:Javed Younas & Todd Sandler, Gender Imbalance and Terrorism in Developing Countries Julia Macdonald & Jacquelyn Schneider,…
  • Feb 20

    Call for Papers: Institutions and International Law in Eastern Europe

    Call for Papers: Institutions and International Law in Eastern Europe
    The Leibniz-Institut für Geschichte und Kultur des östlichen Europa (GWZO) has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Institutions and International Law in Eastern Europe," to take place September 28-29, 2017, in Leipzig.…
  • Feb 20

    Rigney: Postcard from the ICTY: Examining International Criminal Law's Narrative

    Rigney: Postcard from the ICTY: Examining International Criminal Law's Narrative
    Sophie Rigney (Univ. of Melbourne - Law) has posted Postcard from the ICTY: Examining International Criminal Law's Narratives (in International Law's Objects: Emergence, Encounter and Erasure Through Object and Image, Jessie Hohmann &…
Rank this Week: 48

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 20

    President’s Day: remembering Calvin Coolidge…

    President’s Day: remembering Calvin Coolidge…
    …for his civil rights legacy, in my new post at Cato. More on the Calvin Coolidge record from Cato colleagues Gene Healy (reviewing Amity Shlaes’s biography), more, and Dan Mitchell. Tags: WO writings President’s Day:…
  • Feb 20

    Workplace roundup

    Workplace roundup
    Bad idea keeps spreading: “Philadelphia to Prohibit Asking Job Applicants About Their Prior Wage History” [Ford Harrison] Bill introduced in Maryland legislature [Danielle Gaines, Frederick News-Post on HB 398] “New York…
  • Feb 19

    “Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress”

    “Cheating Frenchman sues Uber for unmasking his mistress”
    “An adulterous businessman in southern France is seeking damages of up to 45 million euros ($48 million) from Uber over his wife’s discovery of his extra-marital rides, his lawyer and a report said Friday.” According to the…
Rank this Week: 49

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 15

    Nonprofit Evicted Me and Posted False Fliers Calling Me a Sex Offender: Vet

    Nonprofit Evicted Me and Posted False Fliers Calling Me a Sex Offender: Vet
    2-15-17 New York: BROWNSVILLE — A nonprofit that purports to help and house homeless veterans illegally evicted a former serviceman, put up bogus posters saying he's a sex offender and then defied a judge's order to stop locking him out of…
  • Feb 11

    Program could get $30K for sex offender treatment

    Program could get $30K for sex offender treatment
    2-11-16 North Carolina: The Juvenile Crime Prevention Council is poised to receive $30,000 in additional funding, providing the Iredell County Board of Commissioners approves the budget amendment at its Tuesday night meeting. Initially, the…
  • Feb 11

    Choir Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Doing Cartwheel In Skirt Without Panties On

    Choir Teacher Arrested For Allegedly Doing Cartwheel In Skirt Without Panties On
    2-11-17 Oklahoma: PAWHUSKA, Okla. (AP) — Police in northern Oklahoma say they’ve arrested a substitute teacher on an indecent exposure complaint after she reportedly did a cartwheel in front of students while wearing a skirt but no…
Rank this Week: 50

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Feb 20

    Hopwood on Gottschalk on The Prison State

    Hopwood on Gottschalk on The Prison State
    Shon Hopwood (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted (Book Review) Caught: The Prison State and the Lockdown of American Politics, by Marie Gottschalk (Journal of Legal Education, Volume 66, Number 2, (Winter 2017)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Feb 19

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 337 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 93 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 18

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Tuesday Hernández v. Mesa: (1) Whether a formalist or functionalist analysis governs the extraterritorial application of the Fourth Amendment’s prohibition on unjustified deadly…
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
  • Feb 20

    Patently-O Reader Survey – Thank you!

    Patently-O Reader Survey – Thank you!
    A team of students from the University of Missouri School of Journalism (AdZou) is using Patently-O as their capstone project.  As part of that project, they have created the following 10-minute survey that will help provide some…
  • Feb 20

    Google v. Oracle: Fair Use of a Copyrighted API

    Google v. Oracle: Fair Use of a Copyrighted API
    by Dennis Crouch Google v. Oracle (Fed. Cir. 2017) (pending software API copyright case) In its return-trip to the Federal Circuit, the Oracle’s JAVA-Copyright case against Google appears have some chance of once again making…
  • Feb 16

    In Defense of the Federal Circuit: TC Heartland and Patent Venue

    In Defense of the Federal Circuit: TC Heartland and Patent Venue
    Guest Post by Professors Megan M. La Belle & Paul R. Gugliuzza Patent litigation is, as we all know, highly concentrated in a small number of districts.  Most notably—some might say, notoriously—the rural Eastern District…
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Feb 16

    3 Count: Timeless Again

    3 Count: Timeless Again
    Lawsuit against NBC show Timeless survives motion to dismiss, creators in Australia join forces to oppose reform and BMG awarded another $8 million from Cox. The post 3 Count: Timeless Again appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Feb 15

    5 Reasons People Plagiarize (And How to Stop Them)

    5 Reasons People Plagiarize (And How to Stop Them)
    Taking a moment to understand why people plagiarize is often the first step to preventing plagiarism. Fortunately, the reasons are straightforward. The post 5 Reasons People Plagiarize (And How to Stop Them) appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Feb 15

    3 Count: Lucifer’s Reckoning

    3 Count: Lucifer’s Reckoning
    Battle over pen-and-paper RPG turns ugly, EU moves closer to implementing the Marrakesh Treaty and Warner Bros. sued over Lucifer's theme. The post 3 Count: Lucifer’s Reckoning appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 55

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    After Runnymede: Magna Carta in the Middle Age

    After Runnymede: Magna Carta in the Middle Age
    Just out online in 25:2 of the William & Mary Bill of Rights Journal is the symposium After Runnymede: Revising, Reissuing, and Reinterpreting Magna Carta in the Middle Ages:Interpretation and Re-Interpretation of a Clause: Magna Carta…
  • Feb 20

    Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History, 2017

    Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History, 2017
    [We have the following announcement.]Max Planck Summer Academy for Legal History 2017,  25 July - 04 August 2017.  Deadline: 31 March 2017The Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History provides a selected group of highly motivated…
  • Feb 19

    Lawrance and Stevens, eds., "Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Statelessness"

    Lawrance and Stevens, eds., "Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Statelessness"
    New from Duke University Press: Citizenship in Question: Evidentiary Birthright and Statelessness (2017), edited by Benjamin  N. Lawrance (Rochester Institute of Technology) and Jacqueline Stevens (Northwestern University). A…
Rank this Week: 56

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

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

    Japanese Court Removal Request

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

    This Website has no Pier

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

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 57

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 20

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Last March, the ICRC released an updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention of 1949 (GCI), the first installment of six new Commentaries aimed at bringing the interpretation of the Geneva…
  • Feb 18

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, A Guy in the World!

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, A Guy in the World!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The blog is a one-man show, and that man is Charles Blanchard — former General Counsel of both the Air Force and the United States Army, current partner at Arnold & Porter in DC. The…
  • Feb 17

    The Treaty Supremacy Rule: Is a Partial Revival Possible?

    The Treaty Supremacy Rule: Is a Partial Revival Possible?
    by David Sloss by David Sloss I would like to thank Opinio Juris for hosting this symposium. Additionally, I would like to thank the distinguished contributors for their thoughtful and provocative posts. In this final post of the symposium, I…
Rank this Week: 58

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Ethical Conundrum: Who owns your cells?

    Ethical Conundrum: Who owns your cells?
    Sometimes the tech threatens to overwhelm the law. For example, we've posted before about who actually owns the data that various medical devices gather:"Hugo Campos has [an ICD] buried in his chest to help keep him alive. But he has no idea…
  • Feb 16

    Beware of geeks bearing gifts marked “free stuff”. They lie.

    Beware of geeks bearing gifts marked “free stuff”. They lie.
    Occasionally some member of America’s health-policy leadership triumvirate – a politician, a government bureaucrat, a starry-eyed pundit  - repeats the notion that Americans have a “right to healthcare” and that…
  • Feb 16

    From the P&C Files: A Very Big Deal, Indeed

    From the P&amp;C Files: A Very Big Deal, Indeed
    For want of a nail, so the story goes, a kingdom was lost. In this case, the "kingdom" may well be the Sunshine State's homeowner's insurance market:"An Ohio insurance-rating company has warned that recent court rulings and skyrocketing…
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/
  • Feb 20

    His chair at the table is still empty

    His chair at the table is still empty
    Exactly 24 years ago today my 16-month-old son Riley died from E.coli/HUS during the 1993 “Jack in the Box” outbreak. He was the last of the four young children who paid the ultimate price for failures in food safety protocols at…
  • Feb 19

    Toughest criminal and civil actions were not used during 1Q

    Toughest criminal and civil actions were not used during 1Q
    USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) completed the first quarter of the federal fiscal year without major use of either the civil or criminal courts, which is a bit unusual. The FSIS quarterly enforcement report for the…
  • Feb 19

    Warning letters follow up recent FDA inspection

    Warning letters follow up recent FDA inspection
    Bao International Inc. in La Canada, CA, Mama Turney’s Homemade Pies Inc. and  Southern Aire Seafood Inc., both in Nashville, and MBDR Foods LLC in Lenexa, KS all have one thing in common. They’ve recently received warning…
Rank this Week: 61

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
  • Feb 2

    The End of Employee

    The End of Employee
    The Wall Street Journal has a thought provoking Feb. 1, 2017 peace entitled The End of Employees. It is about how business are contracting out more and more. Why? Because it is cheaper of course. As the article states: Steven...
  • Feb 1

    NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Concerning Students and Religious Universitie

    NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Concerning Students and Religious Universitie
    On January 31, 2017, the NLRB General Counsel issued the attached Memo Download GC 17_01 Report on the Statutory Rights of University on the statutory rights of university employees and students. As readers may be aware, the Board recently…
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/
  • Feb 20

    Predator Prosecutor Disbarred Twice

    Predator Prosecutor Disbarred Twice
    The web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge has a summary of a consent disbarment Morel served as the elected prosecutor of St. Charles Parish, Louisiana, from 1979 to 2012. He then became an Assistant District Attorney in…
  • Feb 20

    No Need For Further Suspension

    No Need For Further Suspension
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court did not suspend who was placed on a medical incapacity suspension when facing 43 counts of professional misconduct This is an unusual disciplinary proceeding. It commenced in 2007 but was held in abeyance because…
  • Feb 20

    Sex, Texts And Disbarment

    Sex, Texts And Disbarment
    The North Carolina Superior Court accepted the consent disbarment of an attorney admitted in 1998 In and after 2011, Greene sent electronic messages to clients containing sexual and sexually-suggestive subject matter during the existence of…
Rank this Week: 63

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

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

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 64

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Feb 15

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?

    Changes to Sarbanes Oxley?
    This week an article in the Wall Street Journal explored whether there might be some changes coming for Sarbanes Oxley. With President Trump talking about rolling back regulations, business groups that want Sarbanes Oxley softened may get…
  • Feb 9

    Multi-Level Marketing in Uganda

    Multi-Level Marketing in Uganda
    No group of people, no matter how poor, are immune to the predatory practices of multi-level marketing (MLM) companies.  These companies are nothing but glorified pyramid schemes, causing financial losses for more than 99% who get…
  • Feb 8

    Financial Lies in Divorce

    Financial Lies in Divorce
    Experienced family lawyers are familiar with the common ways spouses attempt to commit financial fraud in divorce: hiding or undervaluing assets, overstating debts, concealing income, and inflating or fabricating expenses. All of these are…
Rank this Week: 65

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 66

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Feb 19

    Xilinx, Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmbH & Co. KG (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Xilinx, Inc. v. Papst Licensing GmbH &amp; Co. KG (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    Personal Jurisdiction Exists Due to Warning Letters and Prior Litigations in Forum By Joseph Herndon -- Establishing personal jurisdiction in the United States over a company operating in a foreign country can be difficult. How does a U.S.…
  • Feb 19

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    February 21, 2017 - "Structuring Collaborative Agreements in Life Sciences -- Drafting Terms to Expand Product Lines, Reduce Costs and Risks, and Leverage and Protect Assets" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) February 22, 2017 -…
  • Feb 18

    Webinar on Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation in Patent Prosecution

    Webinar on Using Broadest Reasonable Interpretation in Patent Prosecution
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "How to Use Broadest Reasonable Interpretation to Your Advantage in Patent Prosecution -- Establishing Scope of Claims, Avoiding Sect. 112(f), Preserving Enforceability" on March 9,…
Rank this Week: 67

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

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

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    Trade Deficit Shenanigan

    Trade Deficit Shenanigan
    From the WSJ: The Trump administration is considering changing the way it calculates U.S. trade deficits, a shift that would make the country’s trade gap appear larger than it had in past years, according to people involved in the…
  • Feb 20

    Banning Imports/Junk Food in Vanuatu

    Banning Imports/Junk Food in Vanuatu
    From the NY Times: Cookies and sugary drinks served at government meetings are about to go away. So are imported noodles and canned fish served in tourist bungalows. Taking their place? Local coconuts, lobsters and lime juice. While many…
  • Feb 17

    Is the U.S. Complaint on BC Wine Measures an Easy Win?

    Is the U.S. Complaint on BC Wine Measures an Easy Win?
    For anyone who has ever lived in, or traveled to, Canada, there is one indisputable fact—buying liquor is a challenge. Rules have slowly been relaxed, however, with wine sales in groceries stores leading the way. I remember a trip to...
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/
  • Feb 20

    Seen in Cambridge

    Seen in Cambridge
    Is this really a Pop Tart?http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 20

    The trademark part of ASTM v. PublicResource.org

    The trademark part of ASTM v. PublicResource.org
    American Soc. for Testing & Materials v. Public.Resource.Org, Inc., No. 13-cv-1215 (D.D.C. Feb. 2, 2017)The copyrightability/fair use issues are serious and arguable here, but I’m going to focus on the trademark analysis, because…
  • Feb 17

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission

    GM's defeat device is almost by definition fraudulent omission
    Counts v. General Motors, LLC, No. 16-cv-12541, 2017 WL 588457 (E.D. Mich. Feb. 14, 2017)Plaintiffs sued GM for deceptive advertising, breach of contract, and fraudulent concealment claims under the laws of thirty states based on GM’s…
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

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
  • Feb 14

    OPINIONS – February 14, 2017

    OPINIONS – February 14, 2017
    Matter of J.S. DA 15-0751 2017 MT 28N Civil – Commitment-Mental Illness Matter of X.S. K.S. A.S. I.S. DA 16-0508 2017 MT 27N Civil – Dependent Neglect State v. Berdahl DA 16-0164 2017 MT 26 Civil – Declaratory Judgment
  • Feb 8

    OPINIONS – February 8, 2017

    OPINIONS – February 8, 2017
    State v. Reynolds DA 14-0521 2017 MT 25 Criminal – Deceptive Practices State v. Kaarma DA 15-0214 2017 MT 24 Criminal – Homicide-Deliberate
  • Feb 8

    OPINIONS – February 7, 2017

    OPINIONS – February 7, 2017
    Nolan v. Yellowstone County DA 16-0431 2017 MT 23N Civil – Damages Matter of M.D. DA 16-0378 2017 MT 22 Civil – Guardian/Conservator Amtrust v. Wiggins DA 16-0351 2017 MT 21N Civil – Damages Hill Co. High v. Anderson DA…
Rank this Week: 73

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 74

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 75

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

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

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Feb 20

    Presidents' Day: Grover Cleveland checks back in.

    Presidents' Day: Grover Cleveland checks back in.
    Speaking of come-back kids, Grover Cleveland was president 1885-1889, was out of office for four years, and then president again 1893-1897. In November 1888, he and former Ohio senator Allen Thurman lost to Civil War general and lawyer…
  • Feb 20

    Happy Birthday, EJB.

    Happy Birthday, EJB.
    Our friend Ellen Bry, an actress and prime time television mainstay (St. Elsewhere, Dexter, Boston Legal, Monk, The Closer) for decades, also known as this blog's in-house photographer, usually works in television. A few years ago she played…
  • Feb 17

    William Beard Hull (1837-1929)

    William Beard Hull (1837-1929)
    William Beard Hull (1837-1929). Born Augusta County, Virginia. In 1856, as oldest son at 19, Bill on saddle horse served as his family's scout to move his parents Dan and Melissa and his six brothers and sisters to Kansas. They...
Rank this Week: 76

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    221 with Norovirus linked to B.C. Oyster

    221 with Norovirus linked to B.C. Oyster
    An outbreak of norovirus linked to B.C.-harvested oysters is now under Canadian federal investigation. The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) says it has taken on a leadership role in the investigation,... Continue Reading
  • Feb 17

    Beware of “Visitors” bearing Salmonella

    Beware of “Visitors” bearing Salmonella
    Ewen Callaway recently wrote in Nature: “Collapse of Aztec society linked to catastrophic salmonella outbreak.” One of the worst epidemics in human history, a sixteenth-century pestilence that devastated Mexico’s native...…
  • Feb 16

    Marion Nestle – GAO on Food Safety – A National Strategy Is Needed to Address Fragmentation in Federal Oversight

    Marion Nestle – GAO on Food Safety – A National Strategy Is Needed to Address Fragmentation in Federal Oversight
    From Marion at Food Politics: The congressional watchdog Government Accountability Office (GAO) has just published its latest plea for coordinating federal food safety programs: A National Strategy Is Needed to Address... Continue…
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/
  • Feb 15

    Emboldened by Trump, Legislatures Move to Pass More Abortion Restriction

    Emboldened by Trump, Legislatures Move to Pass More Abortion Restriction
    New York Times (Dec. 11, 2016): Abortion Foes, Emboldened by Trump, Promise "Onslaught" of Tough Restrictions, by Sabrina Tavernise and Sheryl Gay Stolberg: Ohio has new law that bans abortion after 20 weeks of pregnancy. There is…
  • Feb 14

    The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World’s Pro-Choice Battle

    The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World’s Pro-Choice Battle
    (February 14, 2017) The Dutch v. Donald: The Netherlands Lead World's Pro-Choice Battle, by Chelsea Wilson Miller, CUNY Law Student: Last month, millions of women and allies around the world marched in solidarity for women’s rights. We…
  • Feb 13

    What We Know about Neil Gorsuch

    What We Know about Neil Gorsuch
    New York Times (Feb. 7, 2017): Reading Between the Lines for a Nominee's Views on Abortion, by Adam Liptak: Neil Gorsuch's 2006 book The Future of Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia (New Forum Books) may provide a window onto the nominee's...
Rank this Week: 78

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Feb 20

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality

    Two Books About Selling Math and Its Consequences for Inequality
    Over at Consumer Law & Policy Blog, Jeff Sovern recently discussed James Kwak's new book, Economism: Bad Economics and the Rise of Inequality, which mounts a convincing case against the blind application of Economics 101 to important…
  • Feb 18

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset

    Stripping PDVSA's Asset
    This is a joint post by Mark Weidemaier and Mitu Gulati In a previous post, we talked about how ordinary corporate-law principles, and especially the rules concerning piercing the corporate veil, might play an important role in any debt…
  • Feb 14

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact

    Jeb Hensarling's Alternative Fact
    House Financial Services Committee Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas 5th) has an alternative fact problem. In a Wall Street Journal op-ed Hensarling alleged that "Since the CFPB’s advent, the number of banks offering free checking has…
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 80

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

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

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

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

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

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

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 81

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Feb 6

    Are You Exposed?

    Are You Exposed?
    Does it do any good to think about why you have debt problems? As a bankruptcy lawyer I have represented clients with every type debt problem imaginable and I think is very worthwhile to reflect about how and why you ended up in a…
  • Jan 31

    Payday Loans Are Not “Cash Advances” Under Bankruptcy Law

    Payday Loans Are Not &ldquo;Cash Advances&rdquo; Under Bankruptcy Law
    Discharging payday loans in bankruptcy is easier than you may think and easier than the lender may want you to know.
  • Jan 20

    Donald Trump Business Bankruptcies. A Summary.

    Donald Trump Business Bankruptcies. A Summary.
    Did Donald Trump ever file for bankruptcy?  The answer is no, he has not ever filed a personal bankruptcy, but his business interests have sought Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on six occasions. Chapter 11 is a reorganization, normally…
Rank this Week: 82

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 83

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Feb 19

    The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering

    The 75th Anniversary of E.O. 9066 Is a Solemn Reminder to Fight Back Against the Trump Administration’s Fearmongering
    Seventy-five years ago, FDR made one of the most disastrous decisions in American history. Seventy-five years ago, in one of the darkest moments in American history, President Franklin Roosevelt issued Executive Order 9066. Immediately, the…
  • Feb 18

    Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For

    Women Directors Might Just Get the Hollywood Ending They Have Been Hoping For
    The federal government and the major studios may be settling sex discrimination charges against women directors. This week, Deadline reported that the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is in negotiations with the major movie…
  • Feb 17

    Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow

    Where Protests Flourish, Anti-Protest Bills Follow
    State legislatures across the country are trying to crack down on protesters and make a mockery of the First Amendment. Over the past year, a historic level of activism and protest has spilled out into our nation’s parks, streets, and…
Rank this Week: 84

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?

    Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?
    Gregory KlassThere has been a lot of talk about the new role state attorneys general have been taking on as a check on federal overreach. The Virginia and Washington AGs, for example, have brought important lawsuits to halt President…
  • Feb 19

    Originalism as Old and New

    Originalism as Old and New
    I spent the weekend at a terrific conference at the Center for the Study of Originalism at the University of San Diego Law School.  There were good papers, insightful commentaries, sharp questions, and a general seriousness of…
  • Feb 18

    Crisis? What Crisis?

    Crisis? What Crisis?
    The Vox story recommended below struck a particular nerve with me.  So I will record my disagreement, at least from a methodological perspective, with some of the views expressed by the various eminent scholars consulted in the…
Rank this Week: 85

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Woman Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed in Huntington Beach Pedestrian Accident
    A 46-year-old woman was killed in a Huntington Beach pedestrian accident after a car struck her. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and…
  • Feb 14

    Child Killed in Fullerton Car Accident

    Child Killed in Fullerton Car Accident
    A 7-year-old girl was killed and her mother suffered critical injuries in a Fullerton car accident, which officials say, involved three vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the afternoon of…
  • Feb 6

    Pit Bulls Attack Elderly Man in Lincoln Height

    Pit Bulls Attack Elderly Man in Lincoln Height
    Two pit bulls are being held by the Los Angeles Animal Services Department after they attacked an elderly man and killed his dog in Lincoln Heights the afternoon of February 2, 2017. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the pit bulls…
Rank this Week: 86

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 87

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 20

    Primary Research Group Report on Inter-Library Loan Services for Research University Faculty

    Primary Research Group Report on Inter-Library Loan Services for Research University Faculty
    New York-based Primary Research Group has just published a report called International Survey of Research University Faculty: Use of Inter-library Loan Services:"The study presents data from a survey of more than 500 international research…
  • Feb 19

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Legal Reference Librarian Theresa Rei

    Interview With Law Library of Congress Legal Reference Librarian Theresa Rei
    In Custodia Legis, the blog of the Law Library of Congress in Washington, has been running an interview series featuring members of the library staff. The series started in late October 2010.The most recent interview is with Theresa Reiss,…
  • Feb 19

    Program for WILU 2017 Library Instruction Conference

    Program for WILU 2017 Library Instruction Conference
    WILU stands for Workshop for Instruction in Library Use and is an annual Canadian conference devoted to research and innovations in the area of information literacy and library instruction.The 2017 conference takes place May 23-25 in…
Rank this Week: 88

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Feb 20

    VAP positions at Lewis and Clark

    VAP positions at Lewis and Clark
    Lewis and Clark Law School is now accepting applications for two VAP positions, both two year positions. One VAP position is in the environmental and energy law program, the other is in the lawyering program. Those interested should contact…
  • Feb 20

    Penn State: Professor of Law and Medicine position

    Penn State: Professor of Law and Medicine position
    Penn State Law (University Park) and the Penn State College of Medicine (Hershey) invite applications for the position of Professor of Law and Medicine. This faculty line is jointly funded by both units (2/3 Law; 1/3 Medicine), with a…
  • Feb 20

    Enchanted Guitar Forest

    Enchanted Guitar Forest
    Reviewed here.
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 20

    Sixth Circuit Finds County Commission Prayer Violates First Amendment

    Sixth Circuit Finds County Commission Prayer Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Bormuth v. County of Jackson (Michigan), a panel of the Sixth Circuit has concluded that the prayer practices of a county commission…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh Circuit Strikes Florida's Ban on Doctors' Questions About Patients' Gun

    Eleventh Circuit Strikes Florida's Ban on Doctors' Questions About Patients' Gun
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled yesterday that Florida's law banning doctors from asking patients about gun ownership violated the First Amendment. The en banc court struck three key provisions of…
  • Feb 16

    Ninth Circuit Stays En Banc Consideration of Washington v. Trump

    Ninth Circuit Stays En Banc Consideration of Washington v. Trump
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Ninth Circuit issued an Order staying the en banc consideration of Washington v. Trump based on the Department of Justice's representation that “the President…
Rank this Week: 90