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Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 26

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge

    Federal Cybersecurity Director Found Guilty on Child Porn Charge
    As the acting cybersecurity chief of a federal agency, Timothy DeFoggi should have been well versed in the digital footprints users leave behind online when they visit web sites and download images. But DeFoggi—convicted today in…
  • Aug 26

    How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law

    How Cops and Hackers Could Abuse California’s New Phone Kill-Switch Law
    Beginning next year, if you buy a cell phone in California that gets lost or stolen, you’ll have a built-in ability to remotely deactivate the phone under a new “kill switch” feature being mandated by California…
  • Aug 26

    These 3-D Printed Skeleton Keys Can Pick High-Security Locks in Second

    These 3-D Printed Skeleton Keys Can Pick High-Security Locks in Second
    One of the hairier unintended consequences of cheap 3-D printing is that any troublemaker can duplicate a key without setting foot in a hardware store. But clever lockpickers like Jos Weyers and Christian Holler already are taking that DIY…
Rank this Week: 46

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Aug 26

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration

    Swimming Against the Tide: The FTC’s Misguided Antagonism to Health Care Integration
    There is a consensus in America that we need to control health care costs and improve the delivery of health care. After a long debate on health care reform and careful scrutiny of health care markets, there seems to be agreement that the…
  • Aug 22

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation

    A Cost-Benefit Prescription for FTC Online Data Security Regulation
    The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) continues to expand its presence in online data regulation.  On August 13 the FTC announced a forthcoming workshop to explore appropriate policies toward “big data,” a term used to…
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
Rank this Week: 47

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism
    A joke at the Emmy's made light of plagiarism allegations against the show True Detective, but are the allegations really a laughing matter? The post True Detective, Less True Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 26

    3 Count: Into the Jungle

    3 Count: Into the Jungle
    Amazon purchases Twitch.TV, Raging Bull case rages on in the 9th Circuit and BBC sued over mirrored silhouettes in a promotional video. The post 3 Count: Into the Jungle appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 25

    The Second Troubling Case of Fareed Zakaria

    The Second Troubling Case of Fareed Zakaria
    For the second time in two years, Fareed Zakaria is facing allegations of plagiarism, but do these hold water or is another misfire? The post The Second Troubling Case of Fareed Zakaria appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 25

    Scientific American discusses the lithium batteries of Sakti3,

    Scientific American discusses the lithium batteries of Sakti3,
    Within a post titled Secretive Company Claims Battery Breakthrough , one finds text about trade secrets:Avestor used a polymer separator to replace the electrolyte in its batteries. We don’t know what Sakti3 is…
  • Aug 25

    New York Times editorial encourages Congressman Issa to look into USPTO

    New York Times editorial encourages Congressman Issa to look into USPTO
    In a piece by its editorial board titled Questions for the Patent Office , the New York Times concludes:It’s important that Mr. Issa take a hard look at how the office is being managed.
  • Aug 24

    "60 Minutes" on August 24, 2014: "by design" show

    "60 Minutes" on August 24, 2014: "by design" show
    The opening is in Santa Fe, with a special edition from Charles Osgoode. Anthony Mason does the cover story. Living Large. Second, mobile homes. Third, Rita Braver interviews Venus Williams. Fourth, Serena Alschul on the mysteries of…
Rank this Week: 49

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 26

    Federal Circuit Reminds Courts of Discretion on Fee Award

    Federal Circuit Reminds Courts of Discretion on Fee Award
    By Jason Rantanen Icon Health & Fitness, Inc. v. Octane Fitness, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2014) (nonprecedential) Octane Fitness Remand Panel: Newman, Mayer, and Lourie In Octane Fitness v. Icon the Supreme Court rejected the…
  • Aug 26

    Guest Post by Prof. Risch: A Generation of Patent Litigation: Outcomes and Patent Quality

    Guest Post by Prof. Risch: A Generation of Patent Litigation: Outcomes and Patent Quality
    By Michael Risch, Professor of Law, Villanova University School of Law. Full article available here. Almost three years ago, I guest posted here about Patent Troll Myths, my study of the ten most litigious NPEs at that time. One of my great…
  • Aug 25

    Giving Effect to the Order of Steps in a Method Claim

    Giving Effect to the Order of Steps in a Method Claim
    Mformation Tech v. Research-in-Motion (Fed. Cir. 2014) Although several important patent litigation procedure issues are embedded here, the most important legal outcome of this case is the Court’s construction of the method claim to…
Rank this Week: 50

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

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee
    More detail on Montgomery County commissioners clowning around on jail overcrowding instead of confronting its causes, mainly excessive pretrial detention, head on. Grits had discussed the situation here, then the Houston Press' Hair Balls…
  • Aug 25

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief
    Via Mark Bennett, here's Texas Gov. Rick Perry's pretrial writ of habeas corpus (pdf) asking a district judge (and ultimately the Court of Criminal Appeals) to bar his prosecution for abuse of power in the Travis County Public Integrity Unit…
  • Aug 25

    Companies selling government detailed location data

    Companies selling government detailed location data
    At the Washington Post we find an article titled "For Sale: Systems that can secretly track where cell phone users go around the globe," (Aug. 24). Here's how the story begins:Makers of surveillance systems are offering governments around the…
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

    Garrett on Big Data and Due Proce

    Garrett on Big Data and Due Proce
    Brandon L. Garrett (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Big Data and Due Process (Cornell Law Review Online, Vol. 99, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Today, electronic footprints may follow us wherever we go. Electronic…
  • Aug 26

    Brown on Penal Moderenism

    Brown on Penal Moderenism
    Darryl K. Brown (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Penal Modernism in Theory and Practice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper develops three observations triggered by Whitman's account of penal modernism; all relate to…
  • Aug 26

    Lasch on State Postconviction Remedies for Ineffective Crimmigration Counsel

    Lasch on State Postconviction Remedies for Ineffective Crimmigration Counsel
    Christopher N. Lasch (University of Denver Sturm College of Law) has posted Redress in State Postconviction Proceedings for Ineffective Crimmigration Counsel (63 DePaul L. Rev. 959 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In its 2010 decision…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 53

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 25

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 25, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 25, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Families hiding infected loved ones and the existence of “shadow zones” where…
  • Aug 24

    Events and Announcements: August 24, 2014

    Events and Announcements: August 24, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen International Law in Practice is a four-day programme run by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL), which provides a broad introduction to key issues in international and comparative…
  • Aug 23

    Weekend Roundup: August 16-22, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: August 16-22, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week  on Opinio Juris, we had the final instalments of our Emerging Voices symposium, with a post by Tamar Meshel on awakening the “Sleeping Beauty of the Peace Palace” and…
Rank this Week: 55

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 26

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]

    BLS: LABOR FORCE BY RACE AND ETHNICITY [19 August 2014]
    The BLS just published a report researchers may find of interest and very useful. As the report states: This report describes the labor force characteristics and earnings patterns among the largest race and ethnicity groups living in the…
  • Aug 19

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014
    Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article about the best paying jobs of 2014. They report on a survey done by the job portal Careercast.com which utilized data from the BLS. Below is a useful chart published by Yahoo:
  • Aug 6

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance
    Harvey Randall just updated his wonderful treatise on NYS Public Employee Discipline entitled "A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances." We reviewed this book before and it just gets better and better. Every lawyer who…
Rank this Week: 56

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    IRS Form 1095-A

    IRS Form 1095-A
    Obamacare fans, here is what you have been waiting for.If you bought an Obamacare plan through hc.gov and received a premium subsidy or APTC, you will need to file form 1095-A with your taxes.Here is your link to a DRAFT of 1095-ABut…
  • Aug 26

    Who Do You Believe

    Who Do You Believe
    According to CNN, the Inspector General is expected to release a report that claims there were no deaths due to excessive wait times or denied access to care at the Veterans Administration facilities.Link to CNN storyOriginal content…
  • Aug 25

    (Sex) Ch-ch-change

    (Sex) Ch-ch-change
    Well, it took some time, but the future is finally here:"Then Payne, who had a wife and four children, realized she could no longer live as a man."Wait, what?Demonstrating the mother (er, father?) of all "pre-existing conditions," Ms Payne…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 25

    Judges: The Next Generation

    Judges: The Next Generation
    A recent opinion from the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee May a sitting judge, who is not up for election in the current cycle, and whose adult child is running for an open judicial position, attend the adult child’s…
  • Aug 25

    New Trial For Pro Hac Violation

    New Trial For Pro Hac Violation
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has reversed a criminal conviction because defense counsel and the court failed to adhere to the requirements for admission to practice by a foreign attorney. Counsel admitted pro hac must have local counsel…
  • Aug 25

    A Plethora Of Crime

    A Plethora Of Crime
    The Fen-phen litigation (and other serious criminal misconduct) has led to another disbarment. The Kentucky Supreme Court accepted the consent disbarment of a 34 year old attorney convicted of mail fraud, wire fraud and other offenses Count I…
Rank this Week: 58

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    In Light of Ebola Outbreak, WHO Issues Food Safety Reminder

    In Light of Ebola Outbreak, WHO Issues Food Safety Reminder
    On Sunday, the World Health Organization released an information note regarding Ebola and food safety. A serious, ongoing outbreak of Ebola virus disease in Africa has killed more than 1,400 people in Liberia, Sierra Leone, Guinea and…
  • Aug 25

    Food Painting Charges Get Chinese Cook in Legal Trouble

    Food Painting Charges Get Chinese Cook in Legal Trouble
    China has experienced several recent high-profile food safety challenges, but this latest report may be unique. Since the spring of 2013, a cook in a resort-area hotel in the eastern province of Zhejiang had allegedly been painting abalones…
  • Aug 25

    DOJ Alerts Those Sickened by Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter to Potential Prosecution

    DOJ Alerts Those Sickened by Peter Pan and Great Value Peanut Butter to Potential Prosecution
    The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) last week began reaching out under the Crime Victims’ Rights Act to those sickened in the 2006-07 Salmonella Tennessee outbreak caused by contaminated Peter Pan and Great Value peanut butters.…
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: Review of European Community & International Environmental Law

    New Issue: Review of European Community & International Environmental Law
    The latest issue of the Review of European Community & International Environmental Law (Vol. 23, no. 2, July 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: International and European Chemicals RegulationElizabeth Fisher, Chemicals as…
  • Aug 26

    New Issue: Review of International Studie

    New Issue: Review of International Studie
    The latest issue of the Review of International Studies (Vol. 40, no. 4, October 2014) is out. Contents include:James Pattison, Justa piratica: the ethics of piracy Rebecca Adler-Nissen, Symbolic power in European diplomacy: the struggle…
  • Aug 26

    Benvenisti: The Law of Global Governance

    Benvenisti: The Law of Global Governance
    Eyal Benvenisti (Tel Aviv Univ. - Law) has published The Law of Global Governance (Hague Academy of International Law 2014). Here's the abstract: The book argues that the decision-making processes within international organizations and other…
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/
  • Aug 26

    The Passing of Professor Chris (C.W.) Brook

    The Passing of Professor Chris (C.W.) Brook
    [We are grateful to Professor David Sugarman, Lancaster University, for sending us this very sad news.]  It is with great sadness that we report the death of Professor Chris (C.W.) Brooks aged 65.  A native of Maryland, with a first…
  • Aug 25

    Tamanaha's Case against the "Formalist Age"

    Tamanaha's Case against the "Formalist Age"
    Brian Z. Tamanaha, Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, has posted The Mounting Evidence Against the “Formalist Age,” which appears in the Texas Law Review 92 (2014).  Here is the abstract:In Beyond the…
  • Aug 25

    Tsai on America's Forgotten Constitutions at the National Archive

    Tsai on America's Forgotten Constitutions at the National Archive
    Robert L. Tsai, American University, Washington College of Law, discusses his book America’s Forgotten Constitutions: Defiant Visions of Power and Community at the National Archives at noon on Thursday, September 18.  Catch him in…
Rank this Week: 61

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 62

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    CETA: Limits on Domestic Wine Preference

    CETA: Limits on Domestic Wine Preference
    From a Canadian news report: A trade deal between Canada and the European Union could restrict Canada’s wine sales by limiting the number of privately run outlets selling domestic products, if a leaked document turns out to be close…
  • Aug 26

    Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance

    Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance
    Call for Papers: 2015 Barcelona Workshop on Global Governance: The Public and the Private in Global Governance IBEI (Institut Barcelona d’Estudis Internacionals) and ESADEgeo (ESADE Business School’s Center for Global Economy and…
  • Aug 26

    Is the Appellate Body Trying To Discourage DSU Article 11 Appeals?

    Is the Appellate Body Trying To Discourage DSU Article 11 Appeals?
    I haven't crunched the numbers on this, but it certainly feels as though DSU Article 11 appeals have increased in recent years. Yet almost all of them get rejected. This seems like a strange state of affairs. Why pursue a...
Rank this Week: 63

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 25

    H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    Proofread your claims before you sue! By Michael Greenfield -- Even obvious clerical errors in patent claims can doom your lawsuit if not corrected before suit is filed. This was evident in H-W Technology, L.C. v. Overstock.com, Inc., issued…
  • Aug 24

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Aptalis Pharmatech Inc. et al. v. Apotex Inc. et al. 1:14-cv-01038; filed August 11, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Aug 24

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    August 27-28, 2014 - "Global Patent Prosecution: Comparing Europe, China, and U.S. Law & Practice" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 12:00 to 1:00 pm (ET) August 28, 2014 - "Alice Corp. vs. CLS Bank: What’s Eligible,…
Rank this Week: 64

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

    Iowa City school board OK’s plan to educate sex offender

    Iowa City school board OK’s plan to educate sex offender
    See earlier post: Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender 8-26-2014 Iowa: The Iowa City school board Tuesday night approved a plan on how to educate a student who is a registered sex offender. Following a…
  • Aug 24

    Under the radar: More than half of all sex offenders on the registry still lack a tier level

    Under the radar: More than half of all sex offenders on the registry still lack a tier level
    8-24-2014 Montana: Convicted serial rapist __ has been called the worst of the worst. But if you had looked him up on Montana's Sexual or Violent Offender Registry prior to his July sentencing, he would've looked like any other sex…
  • Aug 24

    Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender

    Iowa City school board to debate placement of student sex offender
    8-24-2014 Iowa: 19 currently on Iowa Sex Offender Registry are underage IOWA CITY — The Iowa City school board will hold an unusual meeting next week to discuss where a student who is a registered sex offender should receive…
Rank this Week: 65

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Aug 26

    JG Wentworth "Misquotes" Better Business Bureau

    JG Wentworth "Misquotes" Better Business Bureau
    JG Wentworth presents its rating from the Better Business Bureau as if it were quoted out of a Broadway style review*. Instead of "Two Thumbs Up" it says "Rated A+" –Better Business Bureau. This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Aug 25

    CNA Completes Sale of Continental Assurance Company to Wilton Re

    CNA Completes Sale of Continental Assurance Company to Wilton Re
    In my call today to CNA Structured Settlements today I confirmed that with one exception, the CNA customer service number remains unchanged. Please refer to the 4structures.com LLC list of structured... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 25

    Are Structured Settlements / Structured Settlement Annuities Taxable?

    Are Structured Settlements / Structured Settlement Annuities Taxable?
    The tax treatment of structured settlement payments depends on the type of damages that the payments represent. It is not the structured settlement itself, the annuity or other qualified funding... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 66

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

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

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

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

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 67

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 26

    “L.A. to pay $26 million for ban on naps by garbage-truck drivers”

    “L.A. to pay $26 million for ban on naps by garbage-truck drivers”
    The many, many pitfalls of wage-and-hour law: “The Los Angeles City Council on Tuesday finalized a $26-million legal settlement to end a lawsuit over a ban on lunchtime naps by trash-truck drivers. … Sanitation officials had…
  • Aug 25

    Tax flight: King seeks protection of Queen

    Tax flight: King seeks protection of Queen
    Remember when Canada was regarded as the high-tax, big-government country, and we weren’t? How times have changed. Burger King is considering becoming Canadian through a tax inversion deal with donut chain Tim Horton’s, aware that…
  • Aug 25

    Food roundup

    Food roundup
    “New York Times Hosts Panel on Farming, Forgets to Invite Farmers” [Julie Gunlock, IWF] Historical perspectives on the current attack on food freedom [Baylen Linnekin and Michael Bachmann for the Institute for Justice; report,…
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 26

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    ISIS continues to dominate headlines today as debate sharpens around expanded U.S. intervention in the crisis. The New York Times reports that President Obama has authorized surveillance flights over Syria, a move that could be a…
  • Aug 26

    U.S. News Gets it Wrong on Guantanamo and Foley’s Killer

    U.S. News Gets it Wrong on Guantanamo and Foley’s Killer
    If terrorist capture comes, can a debate over Guantanamo vs. federal court be far behind? Apparently not. This time, the debate is coming even before the terrorist’s capture—or even his positive identification. And U.S.…
  • Aug 26

    Detainees File Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Allaithi v. Rumsfeld

    Detainees File Petition for Rehearing En Banc in Allaithi v. Rumsfeld
    Yesterday, plaintiff-appellants in Allaithi v. Rumsfeld filed their petition for a rehearing en banc, two months after the D.C. Circuit affirmed the district court’s ruling that six detainees subjected to prolonged detention and…
Rank this Week: 69

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Aug 26

    ICAIL 2015 Mentoring Program announced

    ICAIL 2015 Mentoring Program announced
    Professor Ted Sichelman of the University of San Diego, and Conference Chair of ICAIL 2015, scheduled to be held 8-12 June 2015 in San Diego, California, USA, sends the following information: The International Association of Artificial…
  • Aug 26

    PACER says large numbers of U.S. federal court documents are no longer available in its database

    PACER says large numbers of U.S. federal court documents are no longer available in its database
    PACER, the fee-based information service for the U.S. federal courts, announced recently that large numbers of court documents are no longer in its databases, as of August 10, 2014. Journalist John Hawkinson, citing a source at the Second…
  • Aug 21

    Do Robot Lawyers Dream of Billable Seconds? ILTA 2014 Program: Storify, links, and resource

    Do Robot Lawyers Dream of Billable Seconds? ILTA 2014 Program: Storify, links, and resource
    A program entitled Do Robot Lawyers Dream of Billable Seconds? was held 21 August 2014 at ILTA 2014: International Legal Technology Association Annual Educational Conference, in Nashville, Tennessee, USA. The Website for the program does not…
Rank this Week: 70

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

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

    More on self-driving car

    More on self-driving car
    We have posted a number of times about self-driving cars, including about how they'll be regulated. Go, for instance, here, here, and here. So, now, read this article by Ashley Halsey III about a spin around D.C. in a driverless...
  • Aug 25

    New NHTSA on-line tool to check for vehicle recall and repair statu

    New NHTSA on-line tool to check for vehicle recall and repair statu
    So, you want to buy a used or new car. How do you tell whether the vehicle has been recalled and whether the repair associated with the recall has been completed? Given the large number of high-volume recalls in the...
  • Aug 22

    California's Prop. 46 pairs a good consumer measure with a bad civil-liberties one

    California's Prop. 46 pairs a good consumer measure with a bad civil-liberties one
    As the Washington Post reports, now heating up (in terms of money and ads) is the campaign over California's Proposition 46, which will go to the voters this November. One aspect of the measure would raise the cap on medical...
Rank this Week: 71

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: 72

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 26

    Today's Sensitive Hollywood Moment.

    Today's Sensitive Hollywood Moment.
    Or Overheard in Santa Monica. A true risk-taker college friend--no matter what they tell you 95% of Duke grads are not bust-out thinkers and leaders but instead very bright, pleasant, straight-up bourgeois citizens who play it safe;…
  • Aug 26

    In The Atlantic: Dumbing down education, killing college and scamming law students.

    In The Atlantic: Dumbing down education, killing college and scamming law students.
    In case you hadn't heard, on page 62 of the print edition of the September issue is "The Law-School Scam" by Paul Campos. It stars the InfiLaw System's three laws schools Florida Coastal, Arizona Summit (previously Phoenix) and…
  • Aug 25

    America, Good Works & Bad Taste: The Head-out-of-Your-Ass-Now Challenge.

    America, Good Works & Bad Taste: The Head-out-of-Your-Ass-Now Challenge.
    Take heed that you do not your alms before men, to be seen of them: otherwise you have no reward of your Father which is in heaven. That thine alms may be in secret. --Gospel of Matthew, Chapter 6,...
Rank this Week: 73

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: 74

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

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

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance

    Duties to Serve in Housing Finance
    Mark Fogarty has a nice write-up in National Mortgage News of a book chapter about duties to serve in housing finance that I wrote with Jannecke Ratcliffe for a volume entitled Homeownership Built to Last (Brookings/Joint Center on Housing…
  • Aug 25

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money

    MBS Settlements--Following the Money
    Financial crisis litigation has been going on for several years now and has been resulting in lots of piecemeal settlements. As a result, it's easy to miss the big picture. There's actually been quite a lot of settlements covering a...
  • Aug 23

    Toward a Universal Ability to Repay Requirement

    Toward a Universal Ability to Repay Requirement
    The latest consumer financial product to come under the regulatory microscope is subprime auto lending, which has seen a boom in the last few years. The subprime auto market's boom underscores a real problem in consumer financial regulation:…
Rank this Week: 75

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Aug 25

    Judicial Watch Claims IRS Attorneys Admit Lois Lerner’s ‘Missing’ Emails Exist

    Judicial Watch Claims IRS Attorneys Admit Lois Lerner’s ‘Missing’ Emails Exist
    So do they or don’t they?   After maintaining for quite some time that Lois Lerner’s emails are completely, definitely gone (maybe), it turns out that there’s now a different story.   According to Judicial Watch…
  • Aug 22

    New Tax Head Says She Knows Why Italians Don’t Pay Taxes: They’re Catholic

    New Tax Head Says She Knows Why Italians Don’t Pay Taxes: They’re Catholic
    Rossella Orlandi, newly appointed head of Italy's Agenzia della Entrate, says she knows why Italy has such a dismal tax compliance rate: Italians are Catholic. Later calling her statements a joke, Orlandi took heat from the Catholic Church…
  • Aug 22

    Big Dreams, Big Dollars, Big Stakes At Little League World Serie

    Big Dreams, Big Dollars, Big Stakes At Little League World Serie
    This year marks one of the most exciting Little League World Series championship runs ever and you have a whole host of terrific young players to thank... starting with Mo'Ne Davis. As the popularity of the LLWS ramps up, here's a quick look…
Rank this Week: 76

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

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

    Alba Ruibal on Mexico's Abortion Law

    Alba Ruibal on Mexico's Abortion Law
    Alba Ruibal (CONICET Argentina; European University Institute - Department of Law) has posted Reform and Backlash in Mexico's Abortion Law: Political and Legal Opportunities for Mobilization and Countermobilization on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Aug 26

    Updated Regs Governing Exemptions to Contraceptive Rule May Not Satisfy All Religious Objector

    Updated Regs Governing Exemptions to Contraceptive Rule May Not Satisfy All Religious Objector
    The New HHS Regulations Can’t Win A Zero-Sum Game The New HHS Regulations Can’t Win A Zero-Sum Game The New HHS Regulations Can’t Win A Zero-Sum Game Gender & Sexuality Law Blog, The New HHS Regulations Can’t Win A Zero-Sum...
  • Aug 26

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"

    Call for Papers: "Applied Feminism and Work"
    The University of Baltimore School of Law Center on Applied Feminism: The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is…
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Sara Mayeux, We Are All Law and Economics Now

    Sara Mayeux, We Are All Law and Economics Now
    For your Saturday, I thought I'd share a post from the U.S. Intellectual History Blog by Sara Mayeux, who is currently a Sharswood Fellow at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. Sara looks at law and economics from the perspective of…
  • Aug 22

    The Augmented Contraception Coverage Regulations (and an NPRM on extension of the accommodation to some for-profit employers)

    The Augmented Contraception Coverage Regulations (and an NPRM on extension of the accommodation to some for-profit employers)
    As promised, the federal government today issued an an interim final rule in which it has augmented the secondary accommodation for nonprofit religious employers that have religious objections to including contraceptive coverage in their…
  • Aug 22

    Is life "priceless"?

    Is life "priceless"?
    In a recent article in the Washington Post about whether the U.S. should pay ransom, in the context of the savage killing of James Foley, Adam Taylor writes, "It wasn't about figures. $100 million is a lot of money, but a life is…
Rank this Week: 79

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Library Boy on Hiatus During Month of August

    Library Boy on Hiatus During Month of August
    I will be taking a sabbatical in August.Back after Labour Day.
  • Jul 30

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age
    Susannah Tredwell, librarian at Davies LLP in Vancouver and fellow member of CALL (Canadian Association of Law Libraries), wrote a piece last week on Slaw.ca about the continuing value of indexes: It is sometimes assumed that a book that is…
  • Jul 28

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament
    The Library of Parliament has recently published a number of legislative summaries describing federal bills:Bill C-17: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act: "Bill C - 17, an Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ( alternative title:…
Rank this Week: 80

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 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
  • Jul 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
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

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Divided DC Circuit Grants Standing to Challenge Battle of Blair Mountain Historic Preservation

    Divided DC Circuit Grants Standing to Challenge Battle of Blair Mountain Historic Preservation
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its split opinion in Sierra Club v. Jewell, a panel of the DC Circuit Court of Appeals has held that a coalition of groups have standing to...
  • Aug 24

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Ban on Solicitation at LAX

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Ban on Solicitation at LAX
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled last week in International Society for Krishna Consciousness of California, Inc. (ISKCON) v. City of Los Angeles that the ban on continuous or repetitive solicitation at Los…
  • Aug 24

    State May Require Provider to Accompany Developmentally Disabled Client to Church

    State May Require Provider to Accompany Developmentally Disabled Client to Church
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit ruled last week in Williams v. State of California that a state law requiring residential community care service providers to accompany developmentally disabled clients to…
Rank this Week: 83

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 84

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Aug 26

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (Cross Post)

    The March of the Benefit Corporation: Next Up, West Virginia (Cross Post)
    West Virginia is the latest jurisdiction to adopt benefit corporations – the text of our legislation can be found here. As with all benefit corporation legislation, the thrust of West Virginia’s statute is to provide a different standard…
  • Aug 26

    all for Papers - UNEP Research Convening on Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System (abstracts due Aug. 31)

    all for Papers - UNEP Research Convening on Design Options for a Sustainable Financial System (abstracts due Aug. 31)
    Call for papers cosponsored by the United Nations Environment Programme (http://www.unep.org/) - abstract deadline is Aug. 31 with the event in Dec. The emphasis is on empirical work with clear policy proposals. Exerpts: "The event is a…
  • Aug 25

    Sex, Lies, and . . . Crowdfunding

    Sex, Lies, and . . . Crowdfunding
    This follows on Ann's post yesterday on Gender and Crowdfunding. Ann, so glad you've joined me and Steve Bradford as securities crowdfunding watchers! Delighted to have you in that informal, somewhat disgruntled "club." I have been…
Rank this Week: 86

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

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

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 87

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

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

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

    Spendthrift Trusts for the Advantage of Beneficiarie

    Spendthrift Trusts for the Advantage of Beneficiarie
    A recent WealthManagement.com article focused on the writings of Sheena Iyengar when it comes to choice. Ms. Iyengar is a Canadian-born Columbia Business School Professor who has written and presented on the topic of “choice” and…
  • Aug 25

    Hull on Estates #387 – Limitation period

    Hull on Estates #387 – Limitation period
    Listen to Hull on Estates #387 – Limitation periods Today on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Josh Eisen discuss limitation periods on will challenges. If you have any questions, please email us at hull.lawyers@gmail.com, or…
  • Aug 23

    Legal Fees of Estate Trustee Denied

    Legal Fees of Estate Trustee Denied
    An estate is not an entity that can sue or be sued directly. The estate trustee must be named as the proper party. As a result, the estate trustee’s burden and responsibility, can sometimes involve not only time and effort, but also…
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/
  • Aug 26

    Taxpayers to Subsidize 'Ministry of Truthiness'; Will Track 'Misleading Ideas', 'Hate Speech' - Liberty Unyielding

    Taxpayers to Subsidize 'Ministry of Truthiness'; Will Track 'Misleading Ideas', 'Hate Speech' - Liberty Unyielding
    The Washington Free Beacon reported yesterday that: The federal government is spending nearly $1 million to create an online database that will track “misinformation” and hate speech on Twitter. via libertyunyielding.com Groan.
  • Aug 26

    Lost in America - NYTimes.com

    Lost in America - NYTimes.com
    Americans are apprehensive about where they are and even more so about where they’re going. But they don’t see anything or anyone to lead them into the light. They’re sour on the president, on the Democratic Party and on…
  • Aug 26

    Beyonce's VMA Performance: Feminism's Most Powerful Pop-Culture Moment | New Republic

    Beyonce's VMA Performance: Feminism's Most Powerful Pop-Culture Moment | New Republic
    On Monday morning I woke to images of Beyoncé, striking a dramatic pose—dressed as the world’s most beautiful disco ball—in front of the word “FEMINIST” and felt like an excited kid all over again. Or…
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Housing in Gaza

    Housing in Gaza
    The New York Times looks at the housing situation in Gaza: After a month of fierce fighting between Israel and Palestinian militants that killed more than 1,900 Gaza residents, the extension of a temporary cease-fire through Monday was a…
  • Aug 26

    Eagle on The Lost Takings Test

    Eagle on The Lost Takings Test
    Josh Eagle (South Carolina) has posted The Lost Takings Test on SSRN. Here's the abstract: In recent decades, the Supreme Court has used oceanfront property as a principal vehicle for the development of Fifth Amendment takings law. Cases…
  • Aug 25

    Who Owns Your iTunes Library After You Die?

    Who Owns Your iTunes Library After You Die?
    Slate looks at some cutting-edge issues: The fate of your online life after death is a sensitive topic, and one both the law and technology companies have struggled with how to handle. Last week, Delaware Gov. Jack Markell took one...
Rank this Week: 90