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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/
  • Aug 24

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?
    Criminal defense lawyers in federal courts in this nation on an average plead 35 defendants guilty for every one they take to trial. Accordingly, many criminal defense lawyers are not much more "trial lawyers" than the many big firm…
  • Aug 23

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence

    Reddy Annappareddy: Innocent Victim of the Government's False Evidence
    In June 2016, the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland (Judge George Levi Russell III, presiding) granted Reddy Annappareddy a new trial on the grounds that the prosecutors presented false evidence to the jury at his first…
  • Jul 20

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

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
Rank this Week: 46

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    No rampant crime wave resulted from massive decriminalization of Texas juvenile life

    No rampant crime wave resulted from massive decriminalization of Texas juvenile life
    Grits focuses mostly on the adult justice system, which in Texas still has the largest prison population in the nation, so it's sometimes easy to lose hope. But with school restarting this week, it struck Grits that there's a resonant, unrung…
  • Aug 25

    DOJ should intervene in Harris Co. bail litigation, and other brief note

    DOJ should intervene in Harris Co. bail litigation, and other brief note
    Here's a quick roundup of items which merit Grits readers attention even if they haven't made it into independent posts:The Houston Chronicle's Mike Ward explained to KUT "Why Texas could close even more prisons."A fine for an offense which…
  • Aug 24

    Local #BlackLivesMatter police policy agenda pragmatic, achievable

    Local #BlackLivesMatter police policy agenda pragmatic, achievable
    The missus has been volunteering this year with the Austin Justice Coalition, and I really liked their recently announced agenda on police accountability, which included proposals to:Improve Austin PD's use of force policy (or in APD's…
Rank this Week: 47

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

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

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politic

    New Issue: New York University Journal of International Law and Politic
    The latest issue of the New York University Journal of International Law and Politics (Vol. 48, no. 4, Summer 2016) is out. Contents include:Symposium: Constitution and Custom: Women’s Rights and Access to Justice in Pluralist Societies…
  • Aug 26

    New Volume: German Yearbook of International Law

    New Volume: German Yearbook of International Law
    The latest volume of the German Yearbook of International Law (Vol. 58, 2015) is out. Contents include:Forum: The Conflict in Ukraine and the ›Weakness‹ of International Law Christian Marxsen, International Law in Crisis:…
  • Aug 26

    New Issue: Journal du Droit International

    New Issue: Journal du Droit International
    The latest issue of the Journal du Droit International ("Clunet") (Vol. 143, no. 3, Juillet-Août-Septembre 2016) is out. Contents include:DoctrineGilles Cuniberti, La Lex Mercatoria au XXIe siècle, Une analyse empirique et…
Rank this Week: 49

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 27

    Randy Barnett podcast on Libertarianism.org

    Randy Barnett podcast on Libertarianism.org
    Self-recommending: Prof. Randy Barnett discusses his new book Our Republican Constitution with Trevor Burrus and Aaron Ross Powell for Cato’s Libertarianism.org (53:40). Remember to mark your calendar for Cato’s 15th annual…
  • Aug 27

    Appeals court quashes search warrant aimed at gadfly Louisiana blogger

    Appeals court quashes search warrant aimed at gadfly Louisiana blogger
    Terrebonne Parish Sheriff Jerry Larpenter had obtained a search warrant under Louisiana’s moribund-under-the-circumstances criminal libel law to search the home and computer of a man he suspected of being an anonymous critical blogger,…
  • Aug 26

    Paralyzing BigLaw: bug, or feature?

    Paralyzing BigLaw: bug, or feature?
    New ABA rules barring lawyers from displaying bias in selecting partners, experts, and even participants in practice-related social activities based on “socio-economic status” — such as the difference between high- and…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
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/
  • Aug 26

    Fordham's Criminal Law Speaker Series 2016

    Fordham's Criminal Law Speaker Series 2016
    The theme is "Constructing Truth: Criminal Law in Flux." The program is part of a seminar available to Fordham Law students to promote further exploration of topics beyond first year courses but others may attend by permission:…
  • Aug 26

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China

    Pei on Criminal Reconciliation in China
    Wei Pei (Beihang University (BUAA)) has posted Harmony, Law and Criminal Reconciliation in China: A Historical Perspective (Erasmus Law Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 2012, China revised its Criminal Procedure…
  • Aug 26

    Conti-Cook on Police Accountability in the Courtroom

    Conti-Cook on Police Accountability in the Courtroom
    Cynthia Conti-Cook (The Legal Aid Society) has posted Defending the Public: Police Accountability in the Courtroom (Seton Hall Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 4, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Politicians across the country, seeking to address…
Rank this Week: 52

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 25

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting

    Bits and Bytes from the PPAC Meeting
    Notes from PPAC: Eligibility: Gene Quinn discusses the patent eligibility debate and Robert Bahr’s update at IPWatchDog. China: 2015 the Chinese Patent Office (SIPO) received 2.8 million patent applications.  The country is…
  • Aug 24

    Plagiarism Action

    Plagiarism Action
    Drobetsky v. Chicago School of Prof. Psych. (Ill. App. 2016) [1152797_R23] There is no general cause of action for ‘plagiarism’ – it comes up most often in student and employment cases. Drobetsky was a masters…
  • Aug 24

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff

    Defining OtterBox for Tariff
    by Dennis Crouch A substantial portion of the Federal Circuit’s appellate involve customs disputes stemming from the Court of International Trade (CIT).  Usual disputes center on the proper tariff classification of goods being…
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 26

    3 Count: Zimmered Up

    3 Count: Zimmered Up
    Hans Zimmer wins lawsuit over 12 Years a Slave score, Twitter bans user after he posts a GIF from the Olympics and Mozilla launches EU copyright petition. The post 3 Count: Zimmered Up appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 25

    Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Mind

    Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Mind
    The team of Criminal Minds may battle a lot of sick and twisted killers, but what happens when they had to catch a serial plagiarist/murder? The post Plagiarism In Pop Culture: Criminal Minds appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 25

    3 Count: Grande Lawsuit

    3 Count: Grande Lawsuit
    Ariana Grande sued over One Last Time, Robin Thicke and Pharrell Williams appeal Blurred Lines ruling and Denuvo DRM cracked in record time. The post 3 Count: Grande Lawsuit appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

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

    Japanese Court Removal Request

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

    This Website has no Pier

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

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 55

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 23

    I Sing of MAARS and a Robot

    I Sing of MAARS and a Robot
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Defense One points to a news story in the Baghdad Post that the Iraqi Security Forces may be preparing to deploy a ground-combat robot: Loosely dubbed Alrobot — Arabic for robot — it has four…
  • Aug 22

    BDS Means Showing Disdain for Israeli Athletes?

    BDS Means Showing Disdain for Israeli Athletes?
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller As regular readers know, although I’m opposed to academic BDS, I fully support its economic incarnation. Which is why I find stories like this both depressing and infuriating: “I have…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 22, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 22, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa A military court in the Democratic Republic of Congo has begun the trial of 215…
Rank this Week: 56

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    Breaking Tar Heel State BX New

    Breaking Tar Heel State BX New
    As if North Carolina Blue Cross hasn't put itself in enough hot water, FoIB Jeff M tips us that the carrier has decided it doesn't really need (want?) a lot of new business:Effective for the 2017 plan year (Open Enrollment '16), NC BX is…
  • Aug 25

    STOLI: Lagniappe

    STOLI: Lagniappe
    We first blogged on "Dead Peasant" life insurance over 10 years ago:"Stranger Owned Life Insurance (SOLI) is part of the “premium financing” phenomenon."The concept certainly had its drawbacks: for one thing, it created (or could…
  • Aug 25

    Contrary to popular myth: The EpiPen story

    Contrary to popular myth: The EpiPen story
    Over at The Grey lady, Aaron Carroll (professor of pediatrics at Indiana University School of Medicine) has a helpful explication of how the current EpiPen kerfluffle came about. He outlines the history of how the EpiPen came into being, and…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    The Berkshire Conference of Women Historians awards two annual book prizes, both for first books. The deadline for submissions is Nov.1, 2016. Full details hereCFP: A conference on "Cultural Expertise in socio-legal studies and history" will…
  • Aug 26

    Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post

    Meier on Teaching Pierson v. Post
    Oh, you know I like this one!  And so, I'm sure, does Angela Fernandez!!  Just in time for the new academic year, Luke Meier, Baylor University Law School, has posted Teaching Pierson v. Post:This paper explains my approach to…
  • Aug 26

    ASLH Balloting Open

    ASLH Balloting Open
    By now, members of the American Society for Legal History with email addresses should have received an email and link to vote for members of the Board of Directors and the Nominating Committee.  Postcards have been mailed to members…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Aug 27

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016

    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016
    Selected reports issued by the Office of the State Comptroller during the week ending August 28, 2016Source: Office of the State ComptrollerNew York State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli announced the following audits have been issued:…
  • Aug 26

    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia

    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia
    Selected case summaries concerning public employee retirement benefit posted on the Internet by Justia Click on text highlighted in blue to access full decision New retirement options offered eligible retirees benefit actuarially equivalent…
  • Aug 26

    The ADA and Internet compliance

    The ADA and Internet compliance
    The ADA and Internet complianceSource: United States Department of JusticeAlthough courts are still in the process of determining if the Americans with Disabilities Act [ADA] applies to material posted on the Internet, the United States…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 60

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Aug 26

    Listeria prompts recall of fresh-cut vegetables in 9 state

    Listeria prompts recall of fresh-cut vegetables in 9 state
    A Texas company is recalling 30,000 cases of fresh-cut vegetable products from eight retail chains — including Wal-Mart, QuikTrip and Publix — after a random sample tested positive for Listeria monocytogenes. Country Fresh LLC of…
  • Aug 26

    Possible pasteurization failure prompts cottage cheese warning

    Possible pasteurization failure prompts cottage cheese warning
    Wisconsin officials are warning of a possible pasteurization failure and advising the public to not eat a specific lot of cottage cheese made by Westby Cooperative Creamery. The consumer alert is for 4 percent cottage cheese from the…
  • Aug 26

    Activists seek tighter slaughter standards for chickens, turkey

    Activists seek tighter slaughter standards for chickens, turkey
    The Obama administration once again made history for animals when it closed a major loophole in federal livestock regulations last month. It finalized a new rule that bans the slaughter of “downed” calves – those who are too…
Rank this Week: 61

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being &quot;Too Cute&quot; Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
Rank this Week: 62

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 27

    From Defense Attorney To Defendant

    From Defense Attorney To Defendant
    A one-year suspension was imposed by the South Carolina Supreme Court for an attorney's federal criminal conviction. Respondent represented a client who was indicted by the U.S. Attorney's Office for trafficking. However, respondent was…
  • Aug 27

    South V. North (It's All Carolina)

    South V. North (It's All Carolina)
    An attorney admitted in South Carolina was sanctioned for unauthorized practice in North Carolina. In 2011, respondent entered into an agreement for discipline by consent in South Carolina for her conduct underlying the North Carolina State…
  • Aug 26

    Asset Management

    Asset Management
    A rather lenient suspension order from the Kentucky Supreme Court in light of the misconduct. Mabab Trade, LLC, entrusted Movant with $775,000.00 to be used in connection with a proposed investment transaction between Mabab, Jason Castenir,…
Rank this Week: 63

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 64

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 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. Actavis Elizabeth LLC et al. 1:16-cv-00603l; filed July 12, 2016 in the District Court of Delaware •…
  • Aug 24

    Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC (PTAB 2016)

    Sally Beauty Holdings, Inc. v. Intellectual Ventures I LLC (PTAB 2016)
    By Joseph Herndon -- Sally Beauty (Petitioner) filed a Petition requesting a review under the transitional program for covered business method (CBM) patents of U.S. Patent No. 5,969,324, owned by Intellectual Ventures I LLC (IV). Sally Beauty…
  • Aug 23

    The Effect of Patents and Drug Price Regulation on New Drug Diffusion Globally

    The Effect of Patents and Drug Price Regulation on New Drug Diffusion Globally
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- One of the great benefits of scientific inquiry is the capacity for presumptions and prejudices from experience to be challenged and explained in ways that are counter-intuitive. This is true even for disciplines like…
Rank this Week: 65

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 25

    Expert Witness Looks at a Jury From the Inside

    Expert Witness Looks at a Jury From the Inside
    Several years ago, I got called for jury duty. Unlike almost everyone else who complains when called for jury duty, I was thrilled. I wanted to be on a jury. If I was going to have to do my civic duty, I wanted to get something out of it,…
  • Aug 22

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site
    GoFundMe scams seem to be growing by the day. While the GoFundMe fundraising site can be a great resource for people who need to raise funds for legitimate charities and needs, it has also become a hotbed of fraud. And with the site taking a…
  • Aug 16

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence
    One of the key parts of Sarbanes-Oxley, the legislation created to address the problem of massive financial statement fraud at public companies like Enron and WorldCom, was the increased prison sentences for executives participating in fraud.…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 67

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    National Courts vs. International Arbitration

    National Courts vs. International Arbitration
    Over at EJIL: Talk!, David Caron and Esme Shirlow comment on the backlash against investment arbitration and international economic law more generally, and say this: For many, the assumption is that investment disputes, absent an arbitration…
  • Aug 26

    Massaging the TPP

    Massaging the TPP
    This is from Senator Mitch McConnell, as quoted in Inside US Trade: “So TPA -- Trade Promotion Authority -- is in place for the next president whoever that may be and the current agreement, the Trans-Pacific agreement, which has some...
  • Aug 23

    Banning the Burqini

    Banning the Burqini
    Over in Europe, there is a great deal of controversy over bans on the use of Burqini swimwear: A village in Corsica became the third place in France to ban the Burqini from its beaches Monday after a fight broke...
Rank this Week: 68

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

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

    The Lawfare Podcast: Dave Aitel and Matt Tait on How "Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong”

    The Lawfare Podcast: Dave Aitel and Matt Tait on How "Everything You Know About the Vulnerability Equities Process Is Wrong&rdquo;
    Dave Aitel and Matt Tait come on the podcast to discuss their recent Lawfare essay critiquing the current status of the Vulnerability Equities Process. Matt and Dave argue that the process by which the US government decides whether or not to…
  • Aug 27

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Susan Hennessey organized a list of more than 230 women, who are experts in the fields of national security law and tech policy. Charlie Dunlap argued that Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump may actually agree that the United States needs…
  • Aug 26

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Russian counterpart, Sergei Lavrov, are meeting in Geneva to hammer out final details of a cooperation agreement to partner against the Islamic State. Diplomats on both sides said they hoped a…
Rank this Week: 69

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction

    NY false advertising law lacks rigid false/misleading distinction
    Classic Liquor Importers, Ltd. v. Spirits International B.V., --- F. Supp. 3d ----, 2016 WL 4419457, No. 15 Civ. 6503  (S.D.N.Y. 2016)Classic Liquor is a newcomer to the liquor business that recently launched a line of vodkas under the…
  • Aug 25

    Pictures from Canada

    Pictures from Canada
    Canada, like many other countries, considers "taking unfair advantage" of a trademark to be a distinct problem, making it less favorable to parody and other uses than the U.S. as a matter of formal law.  What difference does that make in…
  • Aug 25

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit

    Inconceivable: allegedly made-up price comparison allows consumer suit
    Chester v. TJX Cos., 2016 WL 4414768, No 5:15-cv-01437 (C.D. Cal. Aug. 18, 2016)When an opinion begins with the quote, “You keep using that word. I don’t think it means what you think it means,” it’s not going to go…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 71

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

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

    Dealing with phone scammer

    Dealing with phone scammer
    Washington Post Columnist Michelle Singletary recently posted about and answered questions about IRS scams -- like those messages on my home answering machine saying that the IRS is about to initiate a prosecution over fictitious tax debt.…
  • Aug 26

    FTC consumer tips for people affected by Louisiana flood

    FTC consumer tips for people affected by Louisiana flood
    In the wake of the flooding in Louisiana, the Federal Trade Commission has developed a series of blog posts with information for people affected by the floods and people who want to help through charitable donations. These three FTC posts...
  • Aug 25

    Second Circuit to Amazon.com: You Didn't Require a Click, So Your Arbitration Agreement May Not Stick

    Second Circuit to Amazon.com: You Didn't Require a Click, So Your Arbitration Agreement May Not Stick
    I have to admit that there are a lot of things I love about Amazon.com. That it tries to require its customers to arbitrate their claims and waive the right to participate in class actions is not one of them....
Rank this Week: 72

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

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

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

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

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/
  • Aug 27

    Heidelberg Schlo

    Heidelberg Schlo
    By Jacques Fouquières, Hortus Palatinus, (before 1620). Heidelberg Palace, gardens and terracing....
  • Aug 22

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Aug 20

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
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/
  • Aug 25

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring
    The pari passu litigation against Argentina—discussed extensively here on Credit Slips, on FT Alphaville, and elsewhere—caused many people to worry that future government debt restructurings would become more difficult. Some have their…
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
Rank this Week: 76

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Aug 26

    New Method of In-Vitro Maturation Offers New Hope

    New Method of In-Vitro Maturation Offers New Hope
    International Business News (Aug. 23, 2016): Potent New Fertility Technique Prevents Side-Effects of In-Vitro Fertilisation for Women, by Léa Surugue: A new method of in-vitro maturation of eggs promises to improve infertility treatment for…
  • Aug 25

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live
    Human Reproduction (July 7, 2016): Is Underage Abortion Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Early Adulthood? A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study up to 25 Years of Age, by Suvi Leppälahti, et al.: A recent study conducted in Finland followed…
  • Aug 24

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm
    New York Times (Jul. 25, 2016): One Woman’s Crusade for Her Husband’s Sperm, by Tamar Lewin: Sarah Robertson, a Californian who lost her husband to a rare disease at the age of twenty-nine, desired to have a child using the...
Rank this Week: 77

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: State v. Weisbarth

    OPINION: State v. Weisbarth
    CRIMINAL – INCEST DA 14-0696, 2016 MT 214, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DAVID THOMAS WEISBARTH, II, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: Matter of A.M.M.

    OPINION: Matter of A.M.M.
    CIVIL – GUARDIAN/CONSERVATOR DA 15-0141, 2016 MT 213, IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP OF, A.M.M., An Incapacitated Person.
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: State v. Blake

    OPINION: State v. Blake
    CRIMINAL – SEXUAL ASSAULT DA 14-0053, 2016 MT 212, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. THERON JAMES BLAKE, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 78

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 79

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Why was the public not informed of the likely exposure to Hepatitis A?

    Why was the public not informed of the likely exposure to Hepatitis A?
    The number of people sickened in a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries from Egypt served by Tropical Smoothie Cafe increased Friday to 35 as the timing of the... Continue Reading
  • Aug 25

    More with Hepatitis A Linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe

    More with Hepatitis A Linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe
    According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia. This includes five... Continue Reading
  • Aug 24

    Outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to raw scallop

    Outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to raw scallop
     Outbreak The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in its state. For the latest case count and investigation findings, visit the HDOH outbreak investigation website.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 80

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 81

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

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

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

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

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

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

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 82

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 26

    When Police Body Cameras Aren’t The Answer

    When Police Body Cameras Aren’t The Answer
    The death of a Los Angeles teen at the hands of police calls into question police policies nationwide. This article originally appeared in USA Today.  Earlier this month, a too familiar tragedy unfolded in East Los…
  • Aug 26

    Behind the Scenes of the Transgender Rights Fight in Texa

    Behind the Scenes of the Transgender Rights Fight in Texa
    With an attorney general determined to make transgender youth second-class citizens, we’re rolling up our sleeves. Note: This piece was originally published in The Advocate.  Every year at about this time, my office gets calls…
  • Aug 26

    NYPD Ignored Court-Imposed Rules While Spying on American Muslim

    NYPD Ignored Court-Imposed Rules While Spying on American Muslim
    A new report from the NYPD Inspector General provides more fodder for critics of the department’s discredited practices. The New York Police Department repeatedly violated important court-imposed safeguards when it secretly…
Rank this Week: 83

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
  • Jul 7

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

    Defining the Term &ldquo;Mortgage Arrearage&rdquo;
    Have you wondered what is meant by the term “mortgage arrearage?” As Bankruptcy Law Network member Jonathan Ginsberg explains, a mortgage arrearage simply refers to any missed mortgage payments. If, for example, you did not pay…
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    &ldquo;How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?&rdquo;
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
Rank this Week: 84

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 26

    University Speech and "Safe Space

    University Speech and &quot;Safe Space
    Dr. Naomi Graber on the University of Chicago and "safe spaces." Seems right to me.Dear Dr. Ellison, In your welcome letter to freshman, you maintain that "you do not condone the creation of intellectual 'safe spaces' where individuals…
  • Aug 25

    Brexit, Farage, Mississippi, and secession

    Brexit, Farage, Mississippi, and secession
    As the New Yorker reports, the narcissistic sociopath running for President on the Republican ticket brought Nigel Farage, the former leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party and a major proponent of Brexit, to Mississippi to rally the…
  • Aug 23

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century

    The Greatest Constitutional Protestant of the Twenty-First Century
    So far, anyway.For the last ten years or so, I’ve had a framed New Yorkercartoon on the outside of my office door.  It’s a courtroom scene, with a man sitting on the witness stand, being cross-examined by a lawyer.  The…
Rank this Week: 85

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Library Boy on Hiatus in August

    Library Boy on Hiatus in August
    Library Boy is taking a vacation in August. All I can think about these days is riding my bike along the Rideau Canal, ice cream and Netflix binge watching. Keep well, keep cool and talk to you after Labour Day.
  • Jul 28

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast
    Emma Durand-Wood from Stem Legal, a legal industry strategy firm, has published a blog post describing her list for ten of the best Canadian law podcasts: "Whether Serial was your introduction to the wonderful world of podcasts, or…
  • Jul 27

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The July 2016 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of…
Rank this Week: 86

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/
  • Aug 25

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Intersectionality

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Intersectionality
    From colleagues at the University of Baltimore: CALL FOR PAPERS APPLIED FEMINISM AND INTERSECTIONALITY: EXAMINING LAW THROUGH THE LENS OF MULTIPLE IDENTITIES The Center on Applied Feminism at the University of Baltimore School of Law seeks…
  • Aug 25

    Missed Opportunities in Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education

    Missed Opportunities in Internationalizing U.S. Legal Education
    One of the more puzzling aspects of the decline in fortunes of U.S. law schools is the inability of many of these law schools to innovate their way out of financial misfortune. While some schools have increased their online educational...
  • Aug 24

    Hiring Announcements: Nebraska

    Hiring Announcements: Nebraska
    From an email message which I received recently. Please note that this posting includes TWO announcements. The UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications for entry-level and lateral candidates for a tenure-track faculty…
Rank this Week: 87

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    Orange County Crash Fatally Injures Mother and Two Daughter

    Orange County Crash Fatally Injures Mother and Two Daughter
    Patricia Ledezma, 34, and her two daughters, Stephanie, 8, and Dayana, 4, were all killed in a Placentia pedestrian accident the night of August 20, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the mother and daughters were…
  • Aug 18

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal
    A 43-year-old woman was fatally injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred just after midnight on…
  • Aug 17

    Azusa Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident

    Azusa Man Killed in Motorcycle Accident
    Enrique Alvarado-Cervantes, 26, died in a motorcycle accident in Azusa after a pickup truck rear-ended him on the 210 Freeway just west of Vernon Avenue. According to a news report in The San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Alvarado-Cervantes was…
Rank this Week: 88

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 89

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 90