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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/
  • Nov 19

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment

    McCrum Survives First Motion to Quash Perry Indictment
    Special Prosecutor Mike McCrum has survived an attempt to quash the Rick Perry indictment based on alleged procedural irregularities connected to McCrum's appointment. Courthouse News has the story here. The Order Relating to Authority of…
  • Nov 17

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime

    ABA CJS Task Force Releases Proposed Reforms for Federal Sentencing of Economic Crime
    The American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section Task Force on the Reform of Federal Sentencing for Economic Crimes has released its final report. The report contains significant proposed amendments to the existing federal sentencing…
  • Oct 31

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    3rd Annual ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of once again attending the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s annual International White Collar Crime Institute in London. This year’s event included a host of excellent speakers from around the world…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Nov 25

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check

    Transatlantic Trade Negotiations: Keeping Regulation in Check
    Last week, the George Washington University Center for Regulatory Studies convened a Conference (GW Conference) on the Status of Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) Negotiations between the European Union (EU) and the United…
  • Nov 20

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?

    Internet Governance, Internet Freedom, and Accountability: Will Congress Step In?
    In March 2014, the U.S. Government’s National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA, the Executive Branch’s telecommunications policy agency) abruptly announced that it did not plan to renew its contract with the…
  • Nov 19

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)

    Newsflash! Commercial contracts are often confidential (but that doesn’t make them anticompetitive)
    Microsoft and its allies (the Microsoft-funded trade organization FairSearch and the prolific Google critic Ben Edelman) have been highly critical of Google’s use of “secret” contracts to license its proprietary suite of…
Rank this Week: 47

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail

    Nazomi v. Microsoft: stipulation gambit fail
    This case is one of which the losing party on claim constructionstipulated to a decision (here, one of non-infringement) in orderto appeal to the CAFC. Here, that path did not work out wellfor the stipulator.In light of that construction,…
  • Nov 25

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839

    EFF rips Penn State's US Patent 8,442,839
    Within the post Stupid Patent of the Month: Who Wants to Buy Teamwork From Penn State? , EFF concludesWe urge Penn State and all universities to be more responsible. Instead of selling patents that have little value except as litigation…
  • Nov 23

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014

    60 Minutes on November 23, 2014
    The first story, done by Steve Kroft, on Falling Apart, on infrastructure decline.70,000 bridges need to be fixed. Roy LaHood. First up, city of Pittsburgh, with Liberty Bridge illustrated. 300 bridges become structurally deficient each…
Rank this Week: 48

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Nov 25

    3 Count: Expendable Arrest

    3 Count: Expendable Arrest
    Two men arrested over the Expendables 3 leak, Russia signs tough new anti-piracy law and Kim Dotcom says he's officially broke.
  • Nov 24

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 349 – Sirius Concern

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 349 – Sirius Concern
    Aereo declare bankruptcy, SiriusXM loses a key decision, Perfect 10 loses again and Kim Dotcom has a very rough week.
  • Nov 24

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto

    3 Count: Mr. Roboto
    Class action suit filed against Rightscorp over robocalls, Kim Dotcom remains out on bail with restrictions and Activision targets glitch videos.
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Nov 26

    Odds and ends: How best to reduce pot penalties, surging toward inanity, pregnant in jail, and other storie

    Odds and ends: How best to reduce pot penalties, surging toward inanity, pregnant in jail, and other storie
    Here are several items which haven't made it into independent posts this week but merit Grits readers' attention.Wu: Reduce pot possession <.35 ounces to ticket-only misdemeanor Houston state Rep. Gene Wu has filed legislation, HB 325, to…
  • Nov 23

    Holiday clemency questions at gubernatorial transition

    Holiday clemency questions at gubernatorial transition
    On Friday, Michael Hall at Texas Monthly wondered, "Will Rick Perry grant clemency to Max Soffar?" His post brought to mind two broader, related questions.First, will Rick Perry issue one more round of Christmas-time pardons, as has become…
  • Nov 23

    Of budgets and border boondoggles: A reality check

    Of budgets and border boondoggles: A reality check
    The Austin Statesman has a good article (Nov. 22) on the impact of constant border deployments for game wardens, starting with a 19 percent drop in citations written in other parts of the state, as evidenced in the graphic below.But even more…
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
  • Nov 25

    USPTO Backlog

    USPTO Backlog
    The backlog of pending cases generally has two major inputs: (1) how many applications are filed and (2) how fast the USPTO is at examining those applications.  The USPTO is operating faster than ever, but we also have more…
  • Nov 25

    Patent Jobs 2014

    Patent Jobs 2014
    We have a new set of Patent Law job postings on the Patently-O Job Board: Patent Attorney/Agent – Law Firm – Washington, D.C. Patent Attorney – Law Firm – Chicago, IL Patent Attorney – Law Firm –…
  • Nov 24

    Vail 2015

    Vail 2015
    I will be part of the faculty of the Intellectual Property Law Program at the National CLE Conference in Vail, Colorado January 7-11, 2015,  www.cleandski.com.  I hope to see you there. For a $100 discount, use the promo code…
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/
  • Nov 26

    Meares on Stop and Frisk as a Program

    Meares on Stop and Frisk as a Program
    Tracey L. Meares (Yale University - Law School) has posted Programming Errors: Understanding the Constitutionality of Stop and Frisk as a Program, not an Incident on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay takes seriously the relevance of law…
  • Nov 26

    Leighton with a case study of corporate wrongdoing

    Leighton with a case study of corporate wrongdoing
    Paul Leighton (Eastern Michigan University - Dept of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology) has posted Mass Salmonella Poisoning by the Peanut Corporation of America on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In late 2008, the Centers for Disease…
  • Nov 26

    Lott on Deterring Crime Through Private Security Effort

    Lott on Deterring Crime Through Private Security Effort
    John R. Lott Jr. (Crime Prevention Research Center) has posted Comment on 'The Deterrence of Crime Through Private Security Efforts: Theory and Evidence' on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Unfortunately, many who have examined the impact of…
Rank this Week: 52

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

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

    Japanese Court Removal Request

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

    This Website has no Pier

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

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

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

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    "I forgot"

    "I forgot"
    It's hard to beat this Steve Martin excuse:"You.. can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You can be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes! You say.. "Steve.. how can I be a millionaire.. and never pay taxes?" First.. get a million dollars.…
  • Nov 26

    Cavalcade of Risk #222: Gratefully risky

    Cavalcade of Risk #222: Gratefully risky
    Van Mayhall hosts the pre-Thanksgiving round-up of risk-related posts. As usual,Van does a terrific job of tying together seemingly unrelated items, providing a fantastic narrative.Thanks, Van! Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Nov 25

    Sprechen sie Deutsch?

    Sprechen sie Deutsch?
    More proposed Obamacare rules to improved the customer experience.The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Nov. 21 issued a massive 324-page notice of proposed rulemaking aimed at improving the consumer experience in the health…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 55

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Beth Stephen

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Beth Stephen
    by James G. Stewart by James G. Stewart [James G. Stewart is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at Allard Hall, University of British Columbia. His new article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes:…
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart
    by Beth Stephens by Beth Stephens [Beth Stephens is a Professor at Rutgers Law.] Two cheers for James Stewart and his forthcoming article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute.…
  • Nov 26

    ICC/Palestine Event at Doughty Street Chamber

    ICC/Palestine Event at Doughty Street Chamber
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller London-area readers interested in the ICC and Palestine might want to attend the following event, which is co-sponsored by Chatham House and Doughty Street Chambers (where I’m an academic member).…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Nov 12

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law
    The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the law’s constitutionality in a 5-0 decision in Zoeller, et al. v. Sweeney, et al., (Nov. 6, 2014). The decision reverses a lower court decision that previously declared the law unconstitutional.…
  • Nov 6

    Texas Bar Result

    Texas Bar Result
    The Texas Board of Law Examiners released results for the July 2014 bar exam yesterday. A summary: 77.1% overall pass rate; 80.9% pass rate for first-time takers from Texas law schools; 38.9% pass rate for repeat takers from Texas law...
Rank this Week: 57

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Coggins: Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century

    Coggins: Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century
    Bridget Coggins (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara - Political Science) has published Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century: The Dynamics of Recognition (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:From Kurdistan…
  • Nov 26

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping
    The latest issue of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 21, no. 5, 2014) is out. Contents include:Roland Paris, The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ and the Structural Problems of Preventive Humanitarian Intervention Rahel Kunz, Gender…
  • Nov 25

    Safrin: Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflict

    Safrin: Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflict
    Sabrina Safrin (Rutgers Univ., Newark - Law) has posted Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflicts (Arizona State Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This article helps lay the foundation for a…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Nov 26

    Domestic Violence Suspension

    Domestic Violence Suspension
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has imposed a suspension of two years and a day for an attorney's domestic violence conviction On or about the evening of July 3, 2011, Respondent's wife and two children were sleeping in their car to...
  • Nov 26

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer

    Neither Doctor Or Lawyer
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has imposed a two-year suspension of an attorney who also was an opthalmologist. The attorney achieved some level of notoriety last year when the same court suspended her for not having a current email…
  • Nov 26

    Accident Derails Career Of Ohio Bar Applicant

    Accident Derails Career Of Ohio Bar Applicant
    An applicant for admission to the Ohio Bar disclosed two alcohol-related incidents that had taken place in 2010. One involved a reckless driving conviction that was pled down from driving under the influence; the other an open container of…
Rank this Week: 59

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Nov 25

    Raw-Milk Advocates Plan Another Effort in South Carolina Legislature

    Raw-Milk Advocates Plan Another Effort in South Carolina Legislature
    The South Carolina Legislature will have only one more Republican vote next year than it had this year, but Delegate Kelli Sobonya (R-Cabell) thinks her colleagues may be more “liberty minded” in 2015. During the 2014 session,…
  • Nov 25

    Consumers Urged to Go Antibiotic-Free With Their Thanksgiving Turkey

    Consumers Urged to Go Antibiotic-Free With Their Thanksgiving Turkey
    Public health advocates are calling on consumers to go antibiotic-free with their traditional Thanksgiving dinner. Earlier this week, the Pew Charitable Trusts posted its three reasons to buy a Thanksgiving turkey raised without antibiotics…
  • Nov 25

    Don’t Rinse Your Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Safety Tip

    Don’t Rinse Your Turkey and Other Thanksgiving Safety Tip
    Despite what Julia Child might have told us during the height of her authority on all things related to home cooking, we should not be washing our raw poultry — especially not in the kitchen sink. To ensure your family enjoys…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Avi-Yonah on the History of the Consumption Tax Debate

    Avi-Yonah on the History of the Consumption Tax Debate
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School, has posted The Rise and Fall of the Consumption Tax: A Historical Perspective.  Here is the abstract:This article will survey the great consumption vs. income tax debate from a…
  • Nov 26

    JSCH 39:3

    JSCH 39:3
    Here are the contents of the Journal of Supreme Court History, 39:3 (November 2014)IntroductionMelvin I. Urofsky“We always tell our children they are Americans”: Mendez v. Westminster and the beginning of the end of school…
  • Nov 26

    Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit

    Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit
    While we’re looking in on rare books at YLS, we might as well note the exhibit, Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library:Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 62

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/
  • Nov 24

    Should child sex offenders receive rehabilitation in prison?

    Should child sex offenders receive rehabilitation in prison?
    11-24-2014 Alabama: BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) – In early November, WIAT 42 ran an investigative report that featured collected letters from sex offenders to see what they would tell parents to protect their children from abusers. That report…
  • Nov 24

    Mother of low-IQ sex offender worries about loss of therapy program

    Mother of low-IQ sex offender worries about loss of therapy program
    11-24-2014 Minnesota: With an IQ of 60, Claire Potter's 47-year-old son Clark verbalizes at the developmental level of a 13-year-old. But socially, he's even younger -- perhaps 8 years old, according to his mother. He's also a sex offender.…
  • Nov 22

    Mistaken identity leads to jail time

    Mistaken identity leads to jail time
    2-24-2007 Wisconsin: Man released after being confused with illegal immigrant, sex offender Heriberto Tirado is the first to admit he's no saint. But he's also not an illegal immigrant or a convicted child molester. The 49-year-old Cudahy…
Rank this Week: 63

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Nov 25

    Trade-Restrictiveness vs. Discrimination

    Trade-Restrictiveness vs. Discrimination
    This is from a new paper by Tania Voon: ... Discrimination and trade-restrictiveness are two distinct concepts that, while overlapping, should not be conflated. A non-discriminatory internal measure is unlikely to restrict trade, because it…
  • Nov 25

    Anti-Dumping as Global Governance

    Anti-Dumping as Global Governance
    This is from a paper by Tomer: considering anti-dumping as an expression of global governance may seem to promise a breath of fresh air. Might governments actually be pursuing some deeper - or loftier - regulatory agendas that could…
  • Nov 20

    Why the India-US WTO Breakthrough-and the Trade Facilitation Agreement-Really Do Matter

    Why the India-US WTO Breakthrough-and the Trade Facilitation Agreement-Really Do Matter
    Many of you will have seen Alan Beattie's piece on one of the FT blogs suggesting that what happened last week isn't a victory but disguises a defeat, and that the TFA is really trivial.http://on.ft.com/1BQqAB1 I'm guest blogging this week...
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/
  • Nov 25

    How the Kirtsaeng Decision Could Ruin the U.S. Branded Drug Industry

    How the Kirtsaeng Decision Could Ruin the U.S. Branded Drug Industry
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Constitution gives Congress the power to grant copyright and patent protection in the same part of Article I, specifically in Section 8, Clause 8: To promote the Progress of Science and useful Arts, by securing for…
  • Nov 25

    Court Report -- Part II

    Court Report -- Part II
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Par Pharmaceutical, Inc. v. Glaxosmithkline LLC et al. 2:14-cv-06627; filed November 19, 2014 in the Eastern District of…
  • Nov 24

    Genetic Technologies Ltd. v. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (D. Del. 2014)

    Genetic Technologies Ltd. v. Laboratory Corp. of America Holdings (D. Del. 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Another district court (actually, a magistrate judge) has succumbed to the siren song, or drank the Kool-Aid, or (fill in your favorite Apocalyptic metaphor here) of applying the Supreme Court's Mayo v. Prometheus…
Rank this Week: 65

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Nov 26

    “Don’t forget the photo authorizations for your holiday party”

    “Don’t forget the photo authorizations for your holiday party”
    As if your year-end celebrations weren’t heavily enough lawyered already, take heed of this reminder for employers in Ohio, and other states depending on local law. [Jon Hyman] Tweet Tags: Christmas and other holidays, Ohio,…
  • Nov 25

    NAGPRA, counting by tribe, and the grave of Jim Thorpe

    NAGPRA, counting by tribe, and the grave of Jim Thorpe
    Bad enough for Congress to meddle in adoptions in hopes of helping out Indian tribes. But…burials? My new guest column at Jurist examines the first-of-its-kind lawsuit by which some descendants of Native American sports great Jim…
  • Nov 25

    Ferguson grand jury aftermath

    Ferguson grand jury aftermath
    Why none of the major methods for addressing claims of police excessive force — grand juries/prosecution, internal investigations, civil suits, personnel disciplinary procedures, civilian review boards, federal oversight — work…
Rank this Week: 66

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Nov 24

    People With Disabilities Under 65 | Three Hurdles to Jump To Get Medicare

    People With Disabilities Under 65 | Three Hurdles to Jump To Get Medicare
    Before they can get Medicare coverage, people with disabilities, who are under age 65, must first RECEIVE Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) for 24 months. But... This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full…
  • Nov 24

    Einstein SS "Content Jester" is Not Structured Settlement Industry Leader

    Einstein SS &quot;Content Jester&quot; is Not Structured Settlement Industry Leader
    Einstein Structured settlements constant "drumming" makes a lot of noise on the Internet. But the output of these "content jesters" is unfortunately often so poor, in my professional opinion,... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Nov 23

    Why Do Some Structured Settlement Annuitants Sell Until They have Nothing?

    Why Do Some Structured Settlement Annuitants Sell Until They have Nothing?
    Upon information and belief only 7% of structured settlement annuitants sell their structured settlement payment rights, but those that do may engage in multiple transactions, sometimes as many as... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 67

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 26

    Garcia v. Google brief

    Garcia v. Google brief
    Going up at the Ninth Circuit's site.  The Organization for Transformative Works filed a brief arguing that the injunction wrongly circumvented the protections of CDA 230 and the DMCA, available…
  • Nov 25

    ABA Blawg 100

    ABA Blawg 100
    Once again, I'm delighted to have been nominated, and I'd appreciate your vote, though there are many great contenders, including my co-author Eric Goldman (under Tech for some reason).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 68

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Nov 26

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo
    Our guest for episode 44 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is Sal Stolfo, Professor at Columbia University’s Computer Science Department and CEO of Allure Software.  Stolfo brings an attacker’s sensibility to network…
  • Nov 26

    Jeh Johnson for Secretary of Homeland Security

    Jeh Johnson for Secretary of Homeland Security
    Rumor has it, that Jeh Johnson, the current Secretary of DHS, is being considered for appointment as the next Secretary of Defense.  Don’t do it Mr. Johnson.  Don’t do it President Obama. I say this, not because I think…
  • Nov 26

    What Does the Swiss Coat of Arms Have to do with the Immigration Imbroglio?

    What Does the Swiss Coat of Arms Have to do with the Immigration Imbroglio?
    If you peruse the darker corners of the U.S. criminal code—as I used to do in my youthful efforts to educate myself in law without going to law school—you’ll eventually stumble across 18 U.S.C. § 708, which…
Rank this Week: 70

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: 71

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 72

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

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

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/
  • Nov 25

    On Thank You Notes.

    On Thank You Notes.
    The Governess, 1739, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) In case your Governess never told you, you're from Mountain Grove, Missouri* or you were stoned all seven years at Hotchkiss, remember that when thanking anyone for something…
  • Nov 25

    On Thank You Notes.

    On Thank You Notes.
    The Governess, 1739, Jean-Baptiste-Simeon Chardin (1699-1779) In case your Governess never told you, you're from Mountain Grove, Missouri* or you were stoned all seven years at Hotchkiss, remember that when thanking anyone for something…
  • Nov 25

    Evergreen Post: On Thank You Notes.

    Evergreen Post: On Thank You Notes.
    In case your Mother or Governess never told you, you're from Utah, or you were stoned the whole seven years at Hotchkiss, let us remind you to never thank anyone for something truly important--a meeting, referral or a dinner--with anything...
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Nov 26

    Jean Braucher, In Memoriam

    Jean Braucher, In Memoriam
    It is with great sadness that I pass along the news that Jean Braucher passed away yesterday. Jean was my co-author, my co-blogger, and my friend. This news came suddenly this morning for all but her closest family and friends...
  • Nov 21

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other
    I wonder how many Bankruptcy professors have posed a hypothetical about the exemption of a rare Bible worth lots of money? Well, a federal District Court in Illinois had to answer the question for real. The Illinois person property…
  • Nov 20

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy
    Following up on my prior post, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a rent stabilized appartment is a public benefit, rather than an asset.
Rank this Week: 75

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: 76

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
  • Nov 26

    Companies That Sue Critics Have Something to Hide

    Companies That Sue Critics Have Something to Hide
    I am a firm believer that companies that sue critics (whether the critics are journalists, customers, forensic accountants, or otherwise) have something to hide. This was the case with Medifast Inc., a multi-level marketing company that sued…
  • Nov 24

    Cheryl Abbate Wants Marquette to Censor?

    Cheryl Abbate Wants Marquette to Censor?
    Marquette University teaching assistant Cheryl Abbate doesn’t like the fact that Professor John McAdams criticized her for not allowing students to discuss gay rights. His article got noticed by Inside Higher Ed, so instead of defending…
  • Nov 24

    What is Financial Statement Fraud?

    What is Financial Statement Fraud?
    Tracy Coenen gives a brief overview of some of the most common financial statement fraud schemes.
Rank this Week: 77

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 78

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/
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 80

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    Auditor General Report on Library and Archives Canada

    Auditor General Report on Library and Archives Canada
    Federal Auditor General Michael Ferguson released his Fall 2014 report Tuesday which includes a critical audit of activities at Library and Archives Canada.Among the findings:Library and Archives Canada is not acquiring all the archival…
  • Nov 24

    Most Recent Issue of LawNow: Looking at Vulnerable Familie

    Most Recent Issue of LawNow: Looking at Vulnerable Familie
    The most recent issue of LawNow is available online.The magazine is published by the Centre for Public Legal Education Alberta.The main section contains a number of features articles on vulnerable families.There is also a special report on…
  • Nov 24

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for December 2014

    Supreme Court of Canada Hearings Calendar for December 2014
    The Supreme Court of Canada has published its calendar of appeal hearings for December 2014.To find out more about any particular case, the Court's website has a section that allows users to find docket information, case summaries as well…
Rank this Week: 83

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Is This Really The Best Case Against Executive Action on Immigration?

    Is This Really The Best Case Against Executive Action on Immigration?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott put the finest point yet on Republicans' legal case against President Obama over his announcement last week to defer immigration enforcement action against certain…
  • Nov 25

    Georgia High Court Upholds Use of Private Probation Companie

    Georgia High Court Upholds Use of Private Probation Companie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Georgia Supreme Court yesterday rejected claims by a group of plaintiffs that the state courts' use of private probation companies violated due process. At the same time, however, the court…
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
Rank this Week: 84

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: 85

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
  • Nov 26

    Lessons of the Uber Privacy Scandal

    Lessons of the Uber Privacy Scandal
    Taxi-on-demand service Uber ran into hot water last week over reports that company executives have played fast and loose with some of the location data that the service records about its customers. A couple of thoughts about the…
  • Nov 25

    On the Ground in Ferguson: #BlackLivesMatter

    On the Ground in Ferguson: #BlackLivesMatter
    My heart aches today. I'm in Ferguson – supporting the incredible work of ACLU of Missouri, meeting with activists, helping out legal observers, handing out Know Your Rights t-shirts and cards to protesters. And, as a person of color,…
  • Nov 25

    The U.N. Acts to Protect the Human Right to Privacy

    The U.N. Acts to Protect the Human Right to Privacy
    The U.S. Senate failed last week to act to protect the privacy rights of Americans when the USA Freedom Act was rejected, but today, the United Nations took another step towards recognizing privacy rights for everyone. This afternoon, a…
Rank this Week: 86

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Nov 26

    Writing (and grading) Exam Question

    Writing (and grading) Exam Question
    This is the time of year when we craft exam questions and grading grids in anticipation of exams. Aside from Teaching Law by Design (a fabulous resource that I recommend for all new teachers as a great continuing resource for...
  • Nov 25

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl

    A Chance at the Top for Boys AND Girl
    We want the best for both of my kids, and we are working to help them learn as much as they can about being good people and successful people. We're fortunate that we have a (relatively) stable life, we've had...
  • Nov 24

    Giving Thanks for Motivated and Motivating Student

    Giving Thanks for Motivated and Motivating Student
    Happy Thanksgiving you all! With my co-blogger colleagues here on the BLPB writing various Thanksgiving posts on retail-related and other holiday-oriented business law issues (here and here), I find myself in a Thanksgiving-kind-of-mood. I…
Rank this Week: 87

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 88

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Nov 26

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer

    Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyer
    Listen to Hull on Estates #397 – Collaboration between estate planning and estate litigation lawyers Today on Hull on Estates, Paul Trudelle and Nick Esterbauer discuss an article by Michael Sneeringer on the advisability of…
  • Nov 26

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate

    Family Tensions with Wills and Estate
    This past Sunday’s episode of CBC’s Sunday Edition, which aired on November 23, featured a discussion on family feuds over wills and estates. The discussion focused around the reality and consequences of the inter-generational…
  • Nov 25

    Estate Trustee Phone Home

    Estate Trustee Phone Home
    Sometimes it seems like the bills never stop coming in.  In some cases, they can keep coming long after the account holder’s death. In a recent news story, a UK cellular service provider continued to bill a deceased account holder…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Nov 26

    Professor James Jones (1924-2014)

    Professor James Jones (1924-2014)
    I am sorry to report that James Jones, a long-time professor at the University of Wisconsin passed away last week. Professor Jones, who continued to teach after his retirement in 1993, was an expert in labor law. Cribbing now a...
  • Nov 25

    Dickson D. Bruce (1946-2014)

    Dickson D. Bruce (1946-2014)
    I have just heard that sad news that Dickson Bruce has passed away. He was a history professor at the University of California-Irvine and author of a number of books. Bruce's The Rhetoric of Conservatism: The Virginia Convention of 1829-30...
  • Nov 25

    Melanie Wilson Named New Dean Of Tennessee Law

    Melanie Wilson Named New Dean Of Tennessee Law
    Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law. She will take over next summer. Wilson holds a JD from the University of Georgia.
Rank this Week: 90