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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/
  • Jan 22

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge
    The New York Times has the story, with a link to the criminal complaint, here. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara followed his longstanding tradition of holding a press conference in order to make inflammatory, prejudicial, and improper public…
  • Jan 21

    Australian Bank Bill Swap Rate Investigation Continue

    Australian Bank Bill Swap Rate Investigation Continue
    For more than a year now, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission has been investigating a number of large Australian banks regarding allegations of collusion in the setting of the Bank Bill Swap Rate (BBSR). The BBSR is an…
  • Jan 19

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is Not a Mitigating Sentencing Factor

    Ninth Circuit Rules That Ineffective Assistance of Counsel is Not a Mitigating Sentencing Factor
    The case is United States v. Dibe. Claudio Dibe pled guilty, without a plea agreement, to wire fraud and received a below Guidelines sentence. He complained on appeal that his sentence would have been lower if the sentencing court had...
Rank this Week: 46

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Patent litigation down

    Patent litigation down
    A statement in The Hill suggests patent litigation is significantly down:Other Senate Democrats, however, are echoing warnings from biotechnology, research and other companies that the patent landscape has fundamentally changed, following…
  • Jan 25

    60 Minutes on January 25, 2015

    60 Minutes on January 25, 2015
    Scott Pelley interviews the Republican Congressiinal leaders.  Boehner hit on Obama-care.  Not looking good for free community college or increased minimum wage.  Boehner points out highway trust fund issues.  Boehner is…
  • Jan 25

    CBS Sunday Morning on January 25, 2015

    CBS Sunday Morning on January 25, 2015
    The show began with a violin playing.  Charles Osgood introduced the stories.The cover story is by Tracy Smith on speaking out on sexual assault.  Second, Dean Reynolds on string theory z(violins).  Third,a Serenade Alschul on…
Rank this Week: 47

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
  • Jan 14

    Heritage Foundation January 29 Conference on Obama Administration Antitrust Enforcement Record

    Heritage Foundation January 29 Conference on Obama Administration Antitrust Enforcement Record
    During the 2008 presidential campaign Barack Obama criticized the Bush Administration for “the weakest record of antitrust enforcement of any administration in the last half century” and promised “to reinvigorate antitrust…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
Rank this Week: 49

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism
    Searching for plagiarism can be daunting, fortunately, there are some google tricks and hacks that can make your life a lot easier when hunting for copied work.
  • Jan 22

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer
    Greek court says blocking pirate sites is overreaching, Rdio expands to 25 new markets and Apple buys music and piracy analytics service.
  • Jan 21

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question
    Artist Luc Tuymans has lost a copyright decision in Belgium. However, this case is just one of many difficult judgments about appropriation and photos.
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
  • Jan 26

    Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission (Fed. Cir. 2015)

    Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission (Fed. Cir. 2015)
    by Dennis Crouch Like their utility and design patent brethren, plant patents must also satisfy the patentability requirements of Section 102 and 103 of the Patent Act. In Delano Farms v. California Table Grape Commission (Fed. Cir.…
  • Jan 23

    Dr. Sheppard Selected as Director of USPTO’s Detroit Office

    Dr. Sheppard Selected as Director of USPTO’s Detroit Office
    By Jason Rantanen Congratulations to my colleague at the University of Nebraska College of Law, Dr. A. Christal Sheppard, who I understand has been selected as the first Director of the PTO’s Detroit satellite office.  From her…
  • Jan 22

    Director Lee: Next Step is to Focus on Patent Quality Initiative

    Director Lee: Next Step is to Focus on Patent Quality Initiative
    by Dennis Crouch In her confirmation hearings on January 21, Michelle Lee reported to the Senate that both the USPTO and the Courts have taken significant steps in addressing problems in the patent system following enactment of…
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/
  • Jan 26

    Wilkes on Habeas in Georgia

    Wilkes on Habeas in Georgia
    Donald E., Jr. Wilkes (University of Georgia Law School) has posted The Great Writ Hit: The Curtailment of Habeas Corpus in Georgia Since 1967 (7 John Marshall L.J. 415 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A welcome development, the...
  • Jan 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Download
    in criminal law and procedure ejournals are here. The usual disclaimers apply. RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 241 Debating Rape Myths Helen Reece London School of Economics - Law Department Date posted to database: 9 Dec 2014 [2nd last week] 2…
  • Jan 24

    "Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death "

    "Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death "
    The story is in The New York Times: Argentina’s government asserted on Friday that an ousted spymaster was involved in the murky events around the death of the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, with President…
Rank this Week: 52

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    P&C Files: That's *NOT* How It Works!

    P&C Files: That's *NOT* How It Works!
    [click pic to embiggen][Hat Tip: DoIB Sarah S]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Jan 23

    Flashback Friday

    Flashback Friday
    Our 2nd ever post here was a recap of the "Top Insurance Swindlers" of Ought-four. It was a rogues gallery that included a "greedy granny" and an arsonist pastor, among others (no mention of the apocryphal cigar owner). In fact, you'll notice…
  • Jan 22

    Obamacare with Thin Crust or Thick?

    Obamacare with Thin Crust or Thick?
    Next time you order a pizza think about Obamacare. The same folks that brought us lower health insurance premiums and better coverage are helping us make better choices when it comes to pizza.The FDA finalized an Obamacare-mandated rule in…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 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
  • Jan 26

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, January 26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Top Ugandan rebel commander Dominic Ongwen is due to make his first appearance at the…
  • Jan 25

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein While I’ve no insights into why the government finally permitted current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi to publish the diary he hand wrote in English back in 2005, several years into his…
  • Jan 25

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller
    by Nimrod Karin by Nimrod Karin [Nimrod Karin is a J.S.D. candidate at New York University School of Law. From 2006 to 2012 he served as a legal adviser to the Israel Defense Forces at the International Law Department of the Military…
Rank this Week: 56

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Ruggie: Life in the Global Public Domain

    Ruggie: Life in the Global Public Domain
    John Gerard Ruggie (Harvard Univ. - Kennedy School of Government) has posted Life in the Global Public Domain: Response to Commentaries on the UN Guiding Principles and the Proposed Treaty on Business and Human Rights. Here's the…
  • Jan 26

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 10, no. 3, December 2014) is out. Contents include:Giesela Rühl, The Protection of Weaker Parties in the Private International Law of the European Union: A Portrait of…
  • Jan 26

    Turk: Reframing International Financial Regulation after the Global Financial Crisi

    Turk: Reframing International Financial Regulation after the Global Financial Crisi
    Matthew C. Turk (U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit) has posted Reframing International Financial Regulation after the Global Financial Crisis: Rational States and Interdependence, Not Regulatory Networks and Soft Law (Michigan…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Jan 26

    "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals"

    &quot;Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews &amp; Journals&quot;
    Profs. Rostron and Levit's comprehensive guide, "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals," has been updated for 2015. H/T: Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
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/
  • Jan 26

    The Title Is Disbarred

    The Title Is Disbarred
    The South Carolina Supreme Court disbarred an attorney for misconduct in several matters Respondent's law practice included conducting residential real estate loan closings. In 2007, Chicago Title Company (Chicago Title) canceled respondent's…
  • Jan 26

    Theft Enabler Gets Suspended

    Theft Enabler Gets Suspended
    The Indiana Supreme Court ordered a suspension of not less than six months without automatic reinstatement of an attorney's whose failure to register a trust account facilitated another lawyer's thefts. Respondent maintained two…
  • Jan 24

    Unjust To Disbar?

    Unjust To Disbar?
    Reciprocal (but not identical) discipline was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department based on an attorney's 2012 disbarment in New Jersey. The court ordered a two-year suspension the Special Referee…
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/
  • Jan 25

    FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies and a Seafood Processor

    FDA Warning Letters: Two Dairies and a Seafood Processor
    Two dairies and a seafood processor were notified about alleged food-safety violations in the latest round of warning letters posted by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). In November 2014, FDA inspected Sunny Boys Dairy in…
  • Jan 25

    Food Safety in Number

    Food Safety in Number
    (This article by Advik Shreekumar was published Jan. 6, 2015, by the Harvard Political Review and is reposted here with permission.) On March 23, 2013, the civic organization Smart Chicago launched an ambitious program to enhance the…
  • Jan 25

    After 2014 Outbreak, Food Safety Summit Steps Up Precaution

    After 2014 Outbreak, Food Safety Summit Steps Up Precaution
    The incident was tailor-made for snarky headlines: Foodborne illness sickens hundreds of attendees at conference dedicated to food safety. That’s exactly what happened at last April’s Food Safety Summit (FSS) in Baltimore, when…
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/
  • Jan 26

    AJLH 55:1 (January 2015)

    AJLH 55:1 (January 2015)
    Here is the TOC for the American Journal of Legal History 55:1 (January 2015).  This is a special issue, “Essays in Honor of Lawrence J. Reilly on the Occasion of His Retirement as Editor of the American Journal of Legal…
  • Jan 26

    A New Exhibit on English Prison Reformers at HLS

    A New Exhibit on English Prison Reformers at HLS
    Via H-Law, we have news of a new exhibit at the Harvard Law School Library, “Where Mis’ry Moans”: Four Prison Reformers in 18th & 19th Century England.  From its website, we learn that it focuses onElizabeth Fry…
  • Jan 25

    Essays on Fascism and Criminal Law

    Essays on Fascism and Criminal Law
    New from Hart Publishing is the collection of essays, Fascism and Criminal Law: History, Theory, Continuity, edited by Stephen Skinner, University of Exeter. Fascism was one of the twentieth century’s principal political forces, and one…
Rank this Week: 61

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/
  • Jan 25

    New bill further protects school zones from sexual predator

    New bill further protects school zones from sexual predator
    It is important to point out that, nowhere in the U.S. have we seen a reported sexual crime, of a person within a protected place, by a registered sex offender who lives within the proscribed distance to the protected place. These allegations…
  • Jan 25

    Lack of suitable housing leaves hundreds of freed inmates in Illinois' prison

    Lack of suitable housing leaves hundreds of freed inmates in Illinois' prison
    1-25-2015 Illinois: State prison officials hold close to 1,250 inmates beyond their release dates every year — not because they pose a threat to the public but because they cannot find a place to live that parole officers find suitable,…
  • Jan 25

    Lawmakers ask: How good does sex registry need to be?

    Lawmakers ask: How good does sex registry need to be?
    1-25-2015 Vermont: MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont lawmakers are grappling with how close to perfect the state's sex offender registry needs to be before offenders' addresses are posted online. Vermont in 2009 passed a law saying the…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 63

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 26

    Mortgage borrowers “helped” — at mortgage borrowers’ expense

    Mortgage borrowers “helped” — at mortgage borrowers’ expense
    Who could possibly have seen this coming? [Arnold Kling]: Servicing [of mortgages] has been traditionally a very low-margin business, with the whole ballgame about keeping costs low. Back in 2009, policy makers treated mortgage servicers like…
  • Jan 25

    Colorado cake clash controversy

    Colorado cake clash controversy
    No, that “bake me an anti-gay cake” guy in Denver has no legal case. Now back to real issues [Volokh, our coverage of conflict between bake-my-cake lawsuits and individual liberty] Tweet Tags: discrimination law Colorado cake…
  • Jan 25

    Schools roundup

    Schools roundup
    Illinois school district warns parents that in doing investigations under new cyber-bullying law it may require students to hand over their Facebook passwords [Vice Motherboard; earlier on "cyber-bullying"] Powerful, from Christina Hoff…
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/
  • Jan 25

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Tris Pharma Inc. v. Par Pharmaceutical Inc. et al. 1:15-cv-00068; filed January 21, 2015 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jan 25

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    January 29, 2015 - "IPR Defense: An Overview of Strategic Considerations and Potential Pitfalls From the Patent Owner's Perspective" (American Bar Association Center for Professional Development and Section of Intellectual Property Law) -…
  • Jan 24

    Webinar on Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S.

    Webinar on Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S.
    Strafford will be offering a webinar/teleconference entitled "Coordinating Post-Grant Patent Opposition in Europe and the U.S. -- Navigating Timing, Grounds for Opposition, Discovery, and Amendments to Maximize Protection in Both…
Rank this Week: 65

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jan 26

    Let Them Eat Chocolate

    Let Them Eat Chocolate
    My chocolate-loving friends tell me this is outrageous and something needs to be done: Hershey filed a lawsuit in August against LBB Imports, a New Jersey company that sells specialty products from Britain, South Africa and Australia. LBB has…
  • Jan 22

    A DSB for ISDS?

    A DSB for ISDS?
    I don't read absolutely everything there is to read on ISDS, so maybe this proposal from U.S. Rep. Sander Levin is out there already and has been dicussed to death, but it was new to me: TPP should include several...
  • Jan 21

    Is There An International Economic Law "Super-Legislature"?

    Is There An International Economic Law "Super-Legislature"?
    This is from University of Chicago law prof Brian Leiter: I propose to defend and explore three claims in this lecture. First, there is very little actual “law” in federal constitutional law in the United States, especially with…
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/
  • Jan 25

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached &quot;Eggs Fu Young&quot;
    Compensation for pain and suffering resulting from the consensual performance of a service contract is not “damages” under I.R.C. section 104(a)(2) and must be included in gross income This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?
    So you get some tender vittles in your wallet, but it's not for going out and joining everyone who is "twerking for the weekend" Lovergirl. Selling your structured settlement is expensive money. It... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    What is A Structured Annuity?

    What is A Structured Annuity?
    A structured annuity is a type of qualified funding asset used to fund the payment of future damages from the settlement of a lawsuit or legal dispute. A structured annuity is fully customizable... This is a content summary only. Please click…
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/
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
  • Jan 26

    Mapping the law prof twitterverse

    Mapping the law prof twitterverse
    Ryan Whalen maps the law prof Twitterverse.  My eccentricity turns out to be 4.0.  I’m not sure what that means, but based on the name, I probably would have guessed higher.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 68

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: 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/
  • Jan 26

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    President Obama arrived in India over the weekend. Al Jazeera explains that the president’s visit is a landmark and unprecedented one, as it is the first time a sitting president has visiting India twice. Reuters tells us that it…
  • Jan 26

    Chief Prosecutor Statement on Opening of This Week’s Al-Hadi Hearing

    Chief Prosecutor Statement on Opening of This Week’s Al-Hadi Hearing
    Here it is.  Last night’s statement from Brigadier General Mark Martins opens: Good evening. This week the Military Commission convened to try the charges against Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi will hold its third series of sessions without…
  • Jan 26

    Al-Hadi Case: January 25 Session

    Al-Hadi Case: January 25 Session
    Today marks the first in a week-long hearing in the military commission case of United States v. Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi.  But unfortunately this week, Lawfare won’t be able to view—and blog about—the…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 71

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jan 26

    An Uncertain Future for Dodd-Frank

    An Uncertain Future for Dodd-Frank
    "There have been powerful reminders in recent days that the financial system needs more regulatory vigilance, not less. But they come just as Republicans are setting their agenda in Congress, complete with vows to weaken the Dodd-Frank reform…
  • Jan 25

    CFPB Report: Nearly Half of Borrowers Do Not Shop for a Mortgage

    CFPB Report: Nearly Half of Borrowers Do Not Shop for a Mortgage
    by Jeff Sovern As previously reported in The New York Times and CFPB Monitor, a CFPB report based on data in the National Survey of Mortgage Borrowers has found that nearly half of borrowers don't shop for a mortgage. The...
  • Jan 25

    Public Justice on Zombie Debt

    Public Justice on Zombie Debt
    Here (HT: Peter Holland).
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/
  • Jan 26

    SCOTUS GVRs Knight v. Thompson — A Native Prisoner Matter — in Light of Holt v. Hobb

    SCOTUS GVRs Knight v. Thompson — A Native Prisoner Matter — in Light of Holt v. Hobb
    Here is the order. BTW, a GVR stands for “grant vacate remand.” It usually means, as I believe it does here, that the Supreme Court has decided a matter that will affect the disposition of another matter pending before the…
  • Jan 26

    Materials on Alleged Extortion by Ute TERO Office

    Materials on Alleged Extortion by Ute TERO Office
    Here are the relevant materials submitted in Ute Indian Tribe v. State of Utah (D. Utah): 238 Duschene Cty Counterclaim 271 Ute Motion to Dismiss Counterclaim 294 Duschene Cty Opposition to Motion to Dismiss 306 Ute Reply in Support of…
  • Jan 26

    Two Articles from Canada This Past Week

    Two Articles from Canada This Past Week
    The Macleans article on racism in Winnipeg. For decades, the friendly Prairie city has been known for its smiling, lefty premiers, pacifist, Mennonite writers and a love affair with the Jets. Licence plates here bear the tag “Friendly…
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/
  • Jan 23

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?

    Will someone please give Julianne Moore her Oscar?
    We think her fifth Academy Award nomination is the charm for this astonishingly versatile and hard-working actress, author and human being....
  • Jan 21

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Dang. Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    As readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat, worked on the Hill a total of 4 years for two fine and mega-bright men, a Wisconsin senator (D) and later...
  • Jan 21

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.

    Someone get this Boehner fella' a cup of black coffee.
    Look, as readers of this blog over the past 10 years know, I'm a swing voter, not a heavy Democrat and have some strong GOP leanings on some issues. (On the last item, re: my partial inner GOPness, I've had...
Rank this Week: 74

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
  • Jan 26

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement
    A class action lawsuit filed in California highlights issues that a number of people (including consumers, attorneys, journalists, and forensic accountants) have been discussing. I will let the complaint speak for itself. The highlights…
  • Jan 21

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense
    Multi-level marketing companies are quick to tout the success of their “million dollar earners.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want to make a million dollars? Except that phrase “million dollar…
  • Jan 21

    Fraud Training: What is Financial Statement Fraud?

    Fraud Training: What is Financial Statement Fraud?
    Financial statement fraud includes intentional, material misrepresentations. Tracy Coenen explains the concept of financial statement fraud to a group.
Rank this Week: 75

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jan 26

    Rethinking “Small” Business Bankruptcie

    Rethinking “Small” Business Bankruptcie
    It may surprise some, but approximately 90% of all chapter 11 debtors have less than $10 million in assets or liabilities, less than $10 million in annual revenues, and 50 or fewer employees (see data on small and medium-sized enterprises...
  • Jan 23

    Shockingly, They Are Hypocrites – Just Like Everyone Else

    Shockingly, They Are Hypocrites – Just Like Everyone Else
    As Germany vs. Greece, and Germany vs. the EU Southern and Western edges, heats up yet again, some important historical context, over at Spiegel.
  • Jan 23

    Businesses Need Certainty; Distressed Businesses Need It Even More

    Businesses Need Certainty; Distressed Businesses Need It Even More
    The general counsel of a financially distressed company calls you. She of course clearly states that her company does not need to file a chapter 11 case, but she is curious to understand how a chapter 11 case might work...
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

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/
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
  • Jan 22

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism
    JURIST (commentary): Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism, by Caitlin Borgmann: Federal Courts of Appeals have recently addressed two important abortion cases, either of which could end up before US Supreme Court. Last…
  • Jan 22

    6 Facts About Abortion

    6 Facts About Abortion
    Vox: 6 very basic facts about abortion in America, by Sarah Kliff: Forty-two years ago today, the Supreme Court issued its landmark Roe v. Wade decision, which legalized a woman's right to abortion. Ever since, America has debated and…
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

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

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

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

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

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

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

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

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman
    The American legal tradition of giving religion special treatment is justified, I have argued, because when interpreted at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, religion serves as an indispensable legal proxy for a plurality of…
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
Rank this Week: 82

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    American Association of Law Libraries Releases Report on Economic Value of Law Librarie

    American Association of Law Libraries Releases Report on Economic Value of Law Librarie
    The American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) has released a report on the Economic Value of Law Libraries:"Occasioned by a widely shared sense that law libraries are undervalued by their organizational owners, the study examined current…
  • Jan 24

    Justice Canada Report on Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid

    Justice Canada Report on Federal Investment in Criminal Legal Aid
    In the most recent Weekly Checklist of federal government publications,  there is a link to a recent report written for Justice Canada by the research firm Prairie Research Associates entitled Maximizing the federal investment in…
  • Jan 24

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Honing Interpersonal Skill

    Roundup of SLA Twitter Chat on Honing Interpersonal Skill
    Last month, the international information professional organization SLA (Special Libraries Association) held a "Twitter Chat" on soft skills like interpersonal communication and professional relationships.The conversation on Twitter covered…
Rank this Week: 83

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 23

    Alabama District Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional

    Alabama District Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Bans Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a ten page Opinion and Order late Friday in Searcy v. Strange, Alabama District Judge Callie V.S. Granade entered an injunction against the enforcement of the…
  • Jan 22

    No Remedy for Inmate when Authorities take Medical Settlement for Cost of Incarceration

    No Remedy for Inmate when Authorities take Medical Settlement for Cost of Incarceration
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled in Shinault v. Hawks that a state has to provide pre-deprivation notice and hearing before it freezes funds in an inmate's trust account to recover the cost of his...
  • Jan 21

    Line Drawing and Dog Sniffing

    Line Drawing and Dog Sniffing
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court heard oral arguments today in Rodriguez v. United States, the case testing whether an officer can prolong a traffic stop to conduct a dog sniff, even if the officer lacks...
Rank this Week: 84

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

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

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 85

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: 86

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
  • Jan 23

    Will Justice Scalia Be the Savior of the Fair Housing Act?

    Will Justice Scalia Be the Savior of the Fair Housing Act?
    Going into this week's argument in Inclusive Communities Project, a Supreme Court case that will determine the future of the Fair Housing Act, all eyes were on Justice Kennedy. It's often Justice Kennedy who casts the deciding vote in cases…
  • Jan 23

    I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure.

    I Was Arrested for Learning a Foreign Language. Today, I Have Some Closure.
    Five years ago, the Philadelphia police thought that carrying Arabic-language flashcards was enough to warrant the arrest of an innocent traveler. A settlement reached today in a lawsuit I brought against the police department makes it clear…
  • Jan 23

    Half-Baked Complaint Alleges Discrimination Where There is None

    Half-Baked Complaint Alleges Discrimination Where There is None
    When Christian educator Bill Jack ordered a cake last year from Azucar, a Denver bakery, he had a special decoration request for owner Marjorie Silva. He wanted the cake to say "God Hates Gays" with a drawing to match. Silva refused, and now…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Jan 26

    Four Lessons I Learned Teaching an Online Law Cla

    Four Lessons I Learned Teaching an Online Law Cla
    For the last three years, I have been teaching my Accounting for Lawyers course as a distance education course. It’s only available to students at my law school, but everything except the final exam is online; there are no in-person...
  • Jan 25

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 25, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 25, 2015)
    "The aim of the precautionary principle...is to prevent decision makers from putting society as a whole...at risk" http://t.co/jcscjY5JIb— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) January 25, 2015 Henry G. Manne, RIP, David Henderson |…
  • Jan 24

    Circuit Split Over Section 10(b) Claims for Failures to Disclose

    Circuit Split Over Section 10(b) Claims for Failures to Disclose
    The Second Circuit just split from the Ninth in Stratte-Mcclure v. Stanley, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 428 (2d Cir. N.Y. Jan. 12, 2015) regarding whether a company violates Section 10(b) - and is subject to private lawsuits - for failure...
Rank this Week: 88

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 26

    Obama White House in meltdown over Netanyahu’s proposed speech to Congress « Hot Air

    Obama White House in meltdown over Netanyahu’s proposed speech to Congress « Hot Air
    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, once slandered by an unnamed White House official as a “chickens***,” does not seem so timid anymore. The White House did not feel that it was especially necessary to even investigate who…
  • Jan 26

    Draft Tom Steyer | Washington Free Beacon

    Draft Tom Steyer | Washington Free Beacon
    How ironic would it be, how sweetly delicious, if the first billionaire senator of the twenty-first century was not a Republican but a Democrat who stood against consumers, unions, Canada, and impoverished Third World nations; whose…
  • Jan 26

    Obama's Tax on 529 College Savings Targets Middle Class - Bloomberg View

    Obama's Tax on 529 College Savings Targets Middle Class - Bloomberg View
    Everyone else seems to be somewhere between confused and aghast. One comment in particular struck me, as I saw it several times on social media and in writings: "How would you feel if they did this to Roth IRAs?" via...
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/
  • Jan 26

    Simkovic on Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Cost

    Simkovic on Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Cost
    Mike Simkovic has a new paper up on ssrn, "Distortionary Taxation of Human Capital Acquisition Costs." Cribbing now from the abstract: High pre-tax rates of return to post-secondary education suggest underinvestment in higher…
  • Jan 26

    Suffolk Law Seeks New Dean

    Suffolk Law Seeks New Dean
    And the snow will surely be gone by the time you actually have to show up on campus. The announcement is here.
  • Jan 25

    Ryan Whalen's "Law Prof Twitter Network"

    Ryan Whalen's &quot;Law Prof Twitter Network&quot;
    Over at his eponymous blog (here), Northwestern JD/PhD candidate Ryan Whalen has some interesting visuals and data based on the Census of Law Professor Twitter Users 3.0. One sample is below. View Mr. Whalen's full post here.
Rank this Week: 90