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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Sep 18

    Appellate Court Reverses Conviction Based on Last-Minute Prosecutorial Provision of Brady Material "Buried" in Mass of Discovery

    Appellate Court Reverses Conviction Based on Last-Minute Prosecutorial Provision of Brady Material "Buried" in Mass of Discovery
    Two of the many issues relating to prosecutorial disclosure of Brady material are the timing of the disclosure and the identification of the material as exculpatory. Many, perhaps most, prosecutors believe that they have satisfied their…
  • Sep 15

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    I wanted to alert readers to the upcoming 3rd Annual American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute. This one and a half day event will occur in London, UK at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner (Adelaide...
  • Sep 8

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist
    The Economist has an excellent article examining the criminalizing of American companies. The piece, entitled “A Mammoth Guilt Trip,” covers a lot of ground, including many of the most pressing issues in the field of corporate criminal…
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/
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
  • Sep 18

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett
    On September 15, Tesla won a big victory in Massachusetts. As we have previously chronicled at length on TOTM ( see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here), the car dealers are waging a state-by-state ground war to prevent…
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
Rank this Week: 47

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change
    With SXSW 2015 coming up, I have a panel proposal in for SXSW Film on the topic of filmmakers and copyright changes. I'd like your help to make it happen. The post SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Changes appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Aug 27

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo
    Lovelace film producers emerge victorious in fair use test, Universal sues producer of VH1 reality show and NCIS' farting hippo sparks a lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Porn and Hippos appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 26

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism
    A joke at the Emmy's made light of plagiarism allegations against the show True Detective, but are the allegations really a laughing matter? The post True Detective, Less True Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Mandamus and trade secret

    Mandamus and trade secret
    See the CAFC order in IN RE TAIWAN UNION TECHNOLOGY Not satisfied with that relief , TUC now seeks an order fromthis court compellingadditional information relevant toits invalidity defense .Park opposesthe petition andmoves for…
  • Sep 17

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene

    CAFC discusses laches and equitable estoppel in SCA Hygiene
    The outcome of SCA Hygiene vs. First Baby ProductsAccordingly, we affirm the district court’s grant of summary judgmentas to laches, reverse its grant of summary judgmentas to equitable estoppel, and remandfor further proceedings…
  • Sep 17

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office

    Congressman Frank Wolf asks US attorney to look into possible fraud at the US Patent Office
    In a post GOP congressman seeks criminal prosecution of patent office cheating , Lisa Rein wrote“There must be a zero-tolerance policy for fraud and abuse,” Wolf wrote Monday (Sept. 15, 2014) to U.S. Attorney Dana Boente, the…
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/
  • Sep 19

    Grits' recommendations for improving legislative website

    Grits' recommendations for improving legislative website
    I mentioned that your correspondent testified the other day to the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee on electronic privacy issues. At the same hearing,  the committee took testimony from staff only on another interim charge, "Study…
  • Sep 18

    Prosecutor's jeremiad against open-file law met with uncomfortable silence

    Prosecutor's jeremiad against open-file law met with uncomfortable silence
    Several days ago on the Texas District and County Attorneys Association user forum, prosecutor Terry Breen from Goliad suggested that, although "The TDCAA has a long standing policy of being neutral on pending legislation. This needs to…
  • Sep 18

    CCA: Texas' improper photography statute unconstitutional, Hannah Overton salt poisoning conviction overturned

    CCA: Texas' improper photography statute unconstitutional, Hannah Overton salt poisoning conviction overturned
    Yesterday, the Texas Court of Criminal Appeals threw out Hannah Overton's capital murder conviction based on ineffective assistance of counsel and ordered a new trial. See coverage from Texas Monthly and the San Antonio Express-News.Also on…
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
  • Sep 18

    Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch

    Bits and Bytes from Dennis Crouch
    Slashdot on patents House passes bill to extend law school patent law program Dr. Zuhn: PTO’s revised guidance on Myriad/Mayo expected to be much less aggressive.  New guidance expected in October.  Richard…
  • Sep 17

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?

    Design Patents §103 – Obvious to Whom and As Compared to What?
    Guest Post by Paul Morgan This is an increasing important and not fully resolved legal issue which should logically be addressed in the pending Fed. Cir. appeal of the nearly $1 billion infringement damages award in Apple v. Samsung, re the…
  • Sep 17

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice

    Survey on Fields-of-Study for Patent Practice
    Stephen Mason and Austin Talley are conducting a survey of patent practitioners when the focus on: What technical subjects should undergraduate degree candidates considering patent law study? Take the survey…
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Sep 21

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 403 Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor Jessica Tillipman The George Washington University Law School Date posted to…
  • Sep 20

    "‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York"

    "‘Stop-and-Frisk’ Is All but Gone From New York"
    The New York Times has this piece with interesting graphic representations comparing the practice over different time periods.
  • Sep 20

    "Apple’s dangerous game"

    "Apple’s dangerous game"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: Apple has announced that it has designed its new operating system, iOS8, to thwart lawful search warrants. Under Apple’s old operating system, if an iPhone is protected by a...
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

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: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 21

    Events and Announcements: September 21, 2014

    Events and Announcements: September 21, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) is holding its annual meeting on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the University of Miami School of Law.  JILSA is an informal network of junior scholars…
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, we hosted an insta-symposium on the Scottish Independence Referendum. David Scheffer surveyed the legal terrain in case of a yes vote, Stephen Tierney discussed how…
  • Sep 18

    Ransom and Material Support

    Ransom and Material Support
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin The Foley family is furious that the US government did little to help them rescue their son, James Foley, from ISIS terrorists. In a recent New York Times article, the Foley family expresses frustration…
Rank this Week: 55

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Essential Re-Calculating

    Essential Re-Calculating
    Feature or bug?"A flaw in the federal calculator for certifying that insurance meets the health law’s toughest standard is leading dozens of large employers to offer plans that lack basic benefits"This problem poses several…
  • Sep 18

    Of Gas Lines and Med'

    Of Gas Lines and Med'
    Those of us of a certain age recall the gasoline shortages of the early 70's. Oil prices had jumped considerably, and so the government (in its infinite wisdom and keen understanding of market forces) put in place price controls, basically…
  • Sep 17

    Geronimo!

    Geronimo!
    The 2015 Obamacare open enrollment is less than 2 months away and already some carriers have cold feet and are read to bail.With less than 4 months of credible claim data to work with the "Blue Ox" of Minnesota is pulling the…
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/
  • Sep 14

    Flextime As Reasonable Accommodation

    Flextime As Reasonable Accommodation
    Solomon v. Vilsack, ___F.3d___(D.C. Cir. Aug. 15, 2014), is an interesting case. The D.C. Circuit followed other circuits holding that the Department of Agriculture should have considered a flextime schedule for an employee under treatment…
  • Sep 12

    Call For Paper

    Call For Paper
    The Journal of Law and Health's Annual Symposium at Cleveland Marshall Law School has issued a call for papers which provides in part: You are invited to submit an Article for possible inclusion in the Journal of Law & Health’s...
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
Rank this Week: 57

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Sep 19

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand

    Power Point Presentation Leads To Remand
    The Illinois Review Board has remanded a matter where it concluded that violation of the following rule justified the rehearing of proven serious misconduct. The Rule: (a) Post‑Trial Motions. Except as provided herein, post-trial motions…
  • Sep 19

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation

    Million Dollar Escrow Shortfall Draws Short-Term Probation
    An attorney who "failed to safeguard entrusted funds of at least $1 million" in connection with real estate transactions was placed on probation for six months by order of the Pennsylania Supreme Court. The misconduct arose in a…
  • Sep 18

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change

    South Carolina Considering Rule And Comment Change
    The South Carolina Supreme Court has posted a petition from the State Bar to amend Rule 1.6. The amendments appear to conform to recent ABA adopted rules changes. Rule 1.6(b) would have this exception (8) to detect and resolve conflicts...
Rank this Week: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Sep 21

    Oregano Recalled in Canada Due to Salmonella

    Oregano Recalled in Canada Due to Salmonella
    Conan Foods is recalling Ellada brand Greek Oregano Leaves from the marketplace due to possible Salmonella contamination. Consumers have been advised not to consume the recalled product. The recalled product was sold in 2.27 kg bags…
  • Sep 20

    Letter From the Editor: Week Eight of the PCA Trial

    Letter From the Editor: Week Eight of the PCA Trial
    Two months ago, at the start of the criminal trial of three former Peanut Corporation of America executives, we decided to use this Sunday space to comment on the comings and goings in the federal courtroom in Albany, GA. We’ll wrap…
  • Sep 19

    Parnell Brothers Taken Into Custody by Federal Marshals After Conviction

    Parnell Brothers Taken Into Custody by Federal Marshals After Conviction
    On Friday, U.S. marshals escorted brothers Stewart and Michael Parnell from the C.B. King U.S. Courthouse in downtown Albany, GA, to the Crisp County Jail in Cordele, GA, where they spent their first night in prison. The two men will likely…
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/
  • Sep 21

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week The Daily Beast marks the 40th anniversary of The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (Vintage) by Robert Caro by discussing the book, its history, and its author. In case you're wondering..."In his…
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    New from Quid Pro Books is a republication of Marc Galanter’s Why the Haves Come Out Ahead: The Classic Essay and New Observations, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Galanter's “canonical, much-cited…
  • Sep 19

    Lowe Asks, What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?

    Lowe Asks, What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?
    [Here's a guest post from Jessica K. Lowe, University of Virginia School of Law, "What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?"]Yesterday’s vote in Scotland has me thinking about counterfactuals: …
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

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 19

    Is the First Trade/Labor FTA Panel Report Finally Coming?

    Is the First Trade/Labor FTA Panel Report Finally Coming?
    The U.S. has been threatening to pursue complaints under labor chapters of trade agreements for a while now. USTR's announcement yesterday may indicate that we will soon see an actual panel process completed: United States Trade…
  • Sep 17

    How Not to Defend ISDS

    How Not to Defend ISDS
    Investor-state dispute settlement is a complex, difficult issue. Reasonable people can disagree on it. I've come out against it, but I see why people would be for it. However, when people do support it, I wish they would get the...
  • Sep 17

    ISDS in CETA

    ISDS in CETA
    CETA, the Canada-EU trade deal under negotiation, is well ahead of the TTIP in terms of its progress towards a final text. How is it faring in terms of politics? The European Parliament was debating it yesterday. Here's what they...
Rank this Week: 63

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Sep 19

    IPO Trade Secrets Webinar

    IPO Trade Secrets Webinar
    The Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will offer a one-hour webinar on "Trade Secrets in the Life Sciences" on September 24, 2014 beginning at 2:00 pm (ET). Dianna DeVore of Oblon, Spivak, McClelland, Maier & Neustadt, LLP;…
  • Sep 19

    Webinar on Patent Reissue

    Webinar on Patent Reissue
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Reissue: Strategic Use for Pre- and Post-AIA -- Correcting Errors in Patents, Determining Whether and When to Pursue a Reissue Application, and Mastering the Recapture Rule"…
  • Sep 19

    Webinar on Patent Licensing

    Webinar on Patent Licensing
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Patent Licensing: Advanced Tactics for Licensees Post-AIA -- Structuring Contractual Protections and Responding When Licensed Patents Are Challenged in Post-Grant Proceedings" on…
Rank this Week: 64

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    State audit: Police lax on sex-offender monitoring

    State audit: Police lax on sex-offender monitoring
    What we see here is, a thousand registrants get haircuts, or let it grow, gain weight, or lose it, get married or divorced, get sick and go to hospital, visit grandma or grandpa, end up homeless, dress like a hippie, or any other thing…
  • Sep 17

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say

    Sexual abuse measure could lead to wrongful convictions, attorneys say
    See also: Missouri Evidence in Sexual Crimes Against Minors, Amendment 2 (2014) 9-17-2014 Missouri: A Missouri ballot measure that would allow allegations of past actions to be used against people facing child sexual abuse charges could…
  • Sep 17

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot

    Missouri Constitutional Amendments on the November 4, 2014 Ballot
    9-17-2014 Missouri: Constitutional Amendment No. 2 Proposed by the 97th General Assembly (First Regular Session) HJR 16Shall the Missouri Constitution be amended so that it will be permissible to allow relevant evidence of prior criminal…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Sep 18

    Whats the Difference between Plaintiff or Claimant, Defendant or Respondent?

    Whats the Difference between Plaintiff or Claimant, Defendant or Respondent?
    The are some differences in structured settlement documents between cases in claim or suit. The case caption will tell you whether the case is in suit. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which…
  • Sep 18

    '"Best Structured Settlement Company" Review Site Has Low Trust Rating

    '&quot;Best Structured Settlement Company&quot; Review Site Has Low Trust Rating
    Topconsumerreviews.com claims to rate the" best structured settlement companies" Use of the term structured settlement companies to portray settlement purchasers, companies that purchase structured... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Sep 18

    Structured Settlement "Sellers Remorse' Being Wrongly Portrayed as Scam

    Structured Settlement &quot;Sellers Remorse' Being Wrongly Portrayed as Scam
    Just because you made what proved to be a bad financial decision to sell your structured settlement doesn't necessarily mean that you got scammed or were a victim of fraud. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the…
Rank this Week: 66

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Sep 20

    Banking and finance roundup

    Banking and finance roundup
    SEC regs suppress small business capital formation and that’s a shame [Commissioner Daniel Gallagher via Bainbridge] Federally sponsored gripe site for financial institutions not likely to end well [Hester Peirce and Vera Soliman,…
  • Sep 20

    Ecuador-Chevron: Where’s Preet Bharara?

    Ecuador-Chevron: Where’s Preet Bharara?
    Roger Parloff at Fortune reviews the two new Chevron-Ecuador books by Paul Barrett and Michael Goldhaber (earlier here, etc.), and also asks where ubiquitous S.D.N.Y. federal prosecutor Preet Bharara is in a case where he might appropriately…
  • Sep 20

    CBC warns Canadians against American forfeiture

    CBC warns Canadians against American forfeiture
    Canadians should be careful of carrying large sums of currency on their trips south of the border, warns the CBC’s senior Washington correspondent, Neil MacDonald, since “U.S. police are operating a co-ordinated scheme to seize as…
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/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
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Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Sep 20

    Hagan et al.: Designing legal communications that resonate

    Hagan et al.: Designing legal communications that resonate
    Margaret Hagan, Alex Gavis, and Kursat Ozenc have posted Designing legal communications that resonate, at VoxPopuLII. The post describes “a Legal Communication Design class at Stanford’s Institute of Design, or the d.school”…
  • Sep 20

    PACER records to be restored, says U.S. federal courts spokesperson

    PACER records to be restored, says U.S. federal courts spokesperson
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has told the Washington Post that the office will restore the records deleted from PACER earlier this summer, according to an article by Andrea Peterson. Here is an excerpt from the article: [...]…
  • Sep 20

    Storify: Twitter chat on open legislative data, 19 September 2014

    Storify: Twitter chat on open legislative data, 19 September 2014
    A storify is available of a Twitter chat on the topic, “how to open your state and local legislature with open-source software, open data, and the help of the Free Law Founders,” held 19 September 2014. The chat was organized…
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/
  • Sep 21

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia
    Lost in the hubbub over the rise of the Islamic State and the Obama administration’s move to war in Iraq was the Al Qaeda core’s declaration of a new affiliate in South Asia—long a home to jihadist activity. C. Christine…
  • Sep 20

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”
    This week, the nation once again celebrated Constitution Day, for which Ben gave an address at Kenyon College, which we provide to you in full. In his talk, Ben covered what he calls a “Constitution Under Stress,”…
  • Sep 20

    The Encryption Wars Continue

    The Encryption Wars Continue
    For quite a while it has been the case that properly implemented encryption will defeat efforts to crack it (at least using current technology). Yet it has been the case for an equally long time that very few people actually use encryption to…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Sep 18

    FTC Settles With Two Online Companies That Improperly Collected Kids' Information

    FTC Settles With Two Online Companies That Improperly Collected Kids' Information
    In more FTC news, the agency announced yesterday that online review site Yelp, Inc., and mobile app developer TinyCo, Inc., agreed to settle separate FTC charges "that they improperly collected children’s information in violation of the…
  • Sep 18

    FTC Halts Payday Loan Scheme

    FTC Halts Payday Loan Scheme
    From the FTC's press release: At the Federal Trade Commission’s request, a U.S. district court in Missouri has temporarily halted an online payday lending scheme that allegedly bilked consumers out of tens of millions of dollars by…
  • Sep 18

    CFPB Proposes Regulation of Non-bank Auto Finance Companie

    CFPB Proposes Regulation of Non-bank Auto Finance Companie
    The CFPB announced yesterday that it is proposing to oversee larger non-bank auto finance companies, which would be a first at the federal level. At the same time, the CFPB released a report detailing auto-lending discrimination at banks.…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 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/
  • Sep 19

    Yvonne Keshick Awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowship for Quillwork

    Yvonne Keshick Awarded NEA National Heritage Fellowship for Quillwork
    Here. A basket maker and porcupine quillwork, Yvonne Walker Keshick creates birchbark masterpieces realistically decorated with quills that depict natural images as well as cultural symbols of the Odawa tribe. Also a devoted teacher, she has…
  • Sep 19

    Big Lagoon En Banc Oral Argument Material

    Big Lagoon En Banc Oral Argument Material
    Here is “Small Native American Tribe and U.S. Duke It Out at the 9th Circuit.” This seems like a misleading headline since the tribe and Feds were on the same side. In short, argument seemed to go well for tribal … Continue…
  • Sep 19

    Public Land and Resources Law Review Call for Paper

    Public Land and Resources Law Review Call for Paper
    The Public Land and Resource Law Review is interested in receiving articles for possible submission in the law review. They have expressed a particular interest in articles dealing with Indian law issues. Please consider submitting articles!…
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/
  • Sep 21

    Pantheon: Audrey Tautou.

    Pantheon: Audrey Tautou.
    Source: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images Europe (2011)...
  • Sep 20

    Hôtel Costes, Paris, 239 rue Saint-Honoré.

    Hôtel Costes, Paris, 239 rue Saint-Honoré.
    All things in excess....
  • Sep 20

    The Book of Kells.

    The Book of Kells.
    Below is Folio 292r (circa 800) of The Book of Kells, an illuminated manuscript of the four Gospels of the New Testament. It's housed at Trinity College Library, in Dublin, Ireland. This page opens the Gospel of John. Illustrations in...
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/
  • Sep 19

    "Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal..."

    &quot;Oh Dear Me No, I Couldn't Possibly Hear Another Appeal...&quot;
    The Second Circuit has refused to hear Citibank's appeal of Judge Griesa's order enjoining Citi from making payment on USD-denominated, Argentine-law bonds. The Second Circuit's order is a bit... Delphic. Weighing in at all of 56 words, not…
  • Sep 17

    New ADP Garnishment Report

    New ADP Garnishment Report
    A valuable and groundbreaking source of data on wage garnishment has just been released by ADP, the nation's largest payroll services provider. I immediately recalled a great paper by Rich Hynes about the paucity of wage garnishments in…
  • Sep 15

    Digital Wallet

    Digital Wallet
    Interesting op-ed on digital wallets by Edward Castronova and Joshua Fairfield in the NYT. I'm a little more skeptical. Thoughts follow the break. (1) We already live in a world of digital currency. Thanks to fractional reserve banking and…
Rank this Week: 75

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense

    Back To School 2014: Childcare Expense
    Do you pay for someone to watch your kids while you work - either in your home or at a childcare sitter? You may be able to get a tax break for those expenses.
  • Sep 19

    Back To School 2014: Deducting Student Loan Interest (Even If You Don’t Pay It)

    Back To School 2014: Deducting Student Loan Interest (Even If You Don’t Pay It)
    When you're in college, you depend on your parents a lot especially when it comes to finances and laundry. When it comes to student loans, parents can help out even more. A provision in the Tax Code lets you deduct interest paid on student…
  • Sep 18

    Back To School 2014: Sorting Out Phone Expense

    Back To School 2014: Sorting Out Phone Expense
    How many phones are in your house? How many phones do you use for business? The type of phone line and the way that you use will determine whether you can deduct any of the costs. Here's what you need to know:
Rank this Week: 76

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: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 78

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Sep 19

    Is Food Babe a Fraud?

    Is Food Babe a Fraud?
    I have Facebook friends who regularly “like” posts by Food Babe Vani Hari.  She has a cult-like following of people who listen to her as she screams bloody murder about all sorts of food.  FoodBabe, known to some as a…
  • Sep 18

    Seeing the Signs of Fraud

    Seeing the Signs of Fraud
    Would you recognize the clues that you (or your client) have been ripped off by one of your employees? Or would management conduct business as usual, blindly trusting the employees? Companies make the mistake of not actively searching for…
  • Sep 15

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight
    Via Amy Alkon, the stupidity of this speaks for itself. Kahler Nygard had “SSSS” on his boarding pass, which means he should have gotten extra groping from TSA in the security line BEFORE his flight. Someone decided he…
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 19

    Interview on the Black Box Society

    Interview on the Black Box Society
    Lawrence Joseph and Frank Pasquale In the interview below, Lawrence Joseph interviews Balkinization blogger Frank Pasquale about his forthcoming book, The Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithms That Control Money and Information. Joseph is…
  • Sep 15

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
    Professor Judy Baer is the best feminist theorist most readers of Balkinization have never heard of.  Her works, most notably Our Lives Before the Law and The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women (with Leslie Goldstein) are classics…
  • Sep 12

    Obama's Unconstitutional War

    Obama's Unconstitutional War
    There wasn't enough space on the New York Times' op-ed page for me to elaborate a key legal issue in my critique of Obama's unilateral declaration of war against ISIS. My essay emphasized that in 2001 Congress rejected President Bush's…
Rank this Week: 80

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    August 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    August 2014 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The August 2014 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts.Most of the items are about the United States, but there is occasional coverage of other jurisdictions. Items…
  • Sep 20

    Recently Released Report on Federal Inmate Suicide

    Recently Released Report on Federal Inmate Suicide
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications includes A Three Year Review of Federal Inmate Suicides(2011–2014) by the Office of the Correctional Investigator.The Investigator acts as the ombudsman for…
  • Sep 18

    September 2014 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World

    September 2014 Issue of Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World
    The Governance and Recordkeeping Around the World newsletter, published by Library and Archives Canada (LAC), highlights issues pertaining to government and recordkeeping practices in the public and private sectors around the world.The…
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

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 83

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 19

    Eleventh Circuit Upholds City Increase in Pension Fund Contribution

    Eleventh Circuit Upholds City Increase in Pension Fund Contribution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Eleventh Circuit ruled this week in Taylor v. City of Gadsden that a city's increase in the mandatory contribution paid by public employees to the city's pension fund did not violate the...
  • Sep 19

    Ornstein on Statutory Interpretation and Halbig

    Ornstein on Statutory Interpretation and Halbig
    Norm Ornstein reviews Second Circuit Chief Judge Robert Katzmann's new book, Judging Statutes, over at The Atlantic. Along the way, Ornstein says why courts should use legislative intent in interpreting ambiguous statutory language--like the…
  • Sep 18

    Ninth Circuit Again Upholds School Ban of American Flag on Cinco de Mayo

    Ninth Circuit Again Upholds School Ban of American Flag on Cinco de Mayo
    Prof Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Recall that in February of 2014, a panel of the Ninth Circuit in Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District rejected a claim by students that their constitutional...
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/
  • Sep 19

    Kobach (Apparently) Cave

    Kobach (Apparently) Cave
    TPM.  … Continue reading →
  • Sep 19

    Circumventing Public Financing: The Canadian Experience

    Circumventing Public Financing: The Canadian Experience
    In reading Michael Ignatieff’s recent political autobiography, Fire and Ashes:  Success and Failure in Politics, about his six-year foray into electoral politics, I came across an important account of the breakdown of…
  • Sep 19

    In #KSSEN, Supreme Court Unlikely to Force Democrats to Pick a Candidate to Replace Taylor

    In #KSSEN, Supreme Court Unlikely to Force Democrats to Pick a Candidate to Replace Taylor
    A new lawsuit has been filed directly in the Kansas Supreme Court seeking to force the Kansas Democratic Party to name a replacement for Chad Taylor to run in the the U.S. Senate race for Kansas. Democrats don’t want to name…
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Sep 21

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”
    Like many people I know, I am a huge fan of Frank Pasquale. Thus, I was very excited to read his Balkanization interview (available here) discussing his forthcoming book, “The Black Box Society.” The interview touches on a wide range...
  • Sep 20

    It’s rare to see so many people interested in a proxy battle

    It’s rare to see so many people interested in a proxy battle
    But that’s what happened when hedge fund Starboard Value delivered a 294-slide presentation on the terrible food at Olive Garden as part of its fight for control of Darden Restaurants. (You can see the presentation in all of its glory...
  • Sep 19

    Call for Crowdfunding Book Chapter Proposal

    Call for Crowdfunding Book Chapter Proposal
    I am passing on the English translation of a call for book chapters issued by a friend and colleague in Dijon, France. The book is international and has a broad business management focus. +++++ As the editor of a forthcoming...
Rank this Week: 86

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 19

    Super-rich make last stand against California drought - Telegraph

    Super-rich make last stand against California drought - Telegraph
    "We cut back. We don't water anything any more," he said. "The polo field is brown. We are still able to play but it doesn't play as good." via www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Sep 19

    Scotland Rejects Independence in Vote - WSJ

    Scotland Rejects Independence in Vote - WSJ
    "The people of Scotland have spoken. It is a clear result," British Prime Minister David Cameron said. "They have kept our country of four nations together. Like millions of other people, I am delighted." via online.wsj.com I told you so...
  • Sep 18

    A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels - WSJ

    A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels - WSJ
    "I need to ask you something," the regime opponent, Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, said as they trundled through Washington in a rusty Audi 2000. "There are these activists, and they need passports." via online.wsj.com
Rank this Week: 87

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
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/
  • Sep 19

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?

    “Death Row Dinners” – Bad Taste?
    A London “pop-up” restaurant planned to recreate and sell dinners requested by death row prisoners as their last meal.  However, criticism lead to the event’s possible cancellation before it was even held. According to…
  • Sep 18

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited

    UPDATE: Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate Revisited Revisited
    On September 7, 2012, we blogged on the trial decision of Cowderoy v. Sorkos Estate.  At trial, the court found that the deceased had repeatedly promised his step-grandchildren his farm and two cottage properties.  Applying the…
  • Sep 17

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie

    Service of Unborn and Unascertained Beneficiarie
    When someone applies for probate in Ontario, the process involves issuing an application with the court for either a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee with a Will or a Certificate of Appointment of Estate Trustee without a Will,…
Rank this Week: 89

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Sep 19

    A Mother Landed in Jail for Trying to Help Her Daughter. And She Might Not Be the Last.

    A Mother Landed in Jail for Trying to Help Her Daughter. And She Might Not Be the Last.
    Earlier this month, a judge sentenced a Pennsylvania mother to up to a year and a half in prison for helping her 16-year-old daughter end a pregnancy by purchasing abortion medication online. The single mother, who has a low-paying job,…
  • Sep 19

    Gay People Raising Kids: From Our Downfall To Our Salvation

    Gay People Raising Kids: From Our Downfall To Our Salvation
    It used to be that the idea of gay people raising kids spooked lots of people, who thought of us only as pedophiles, not as parents. In fact, we lost a long series of court cases about the freedom to marry based on judges saying that straight…
  • Sep 18

    Apple Throws Down Privacy Gauntlet

    Apple Throws Down Privacy Gauntlet
    Apple made big news today by announcing that they are no longer able to extract data from iOS devices for law enforcement agencies. The company had, for several years, offered a popular service for police in which it would extract data from…
Rank this Week: 90