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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/
  • May 5

    NACDL/ILR Law & Policy Symposium - May 26th

    NACDL/ILR Law & Policy Symposium - May 26th
    NACDL and the US Chamber of Commerce have a Law & Policy Symposium on Thursday May 26, 2016 at the US Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C. The title of the program is "The Enforcement Maze: Over-Criminalizing American…
  • May 4

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Judge Real for Berating Lawyer

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Judge Real for Berating Lawyer
    As every veteran litigator knows, who the trial judge is not only a major determinant in the ultimate result of a case, but a major factor in how unpleasant and difficult the lawyer's life will be. There are judges, I...
  • May 1

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green & Yaroshefsky

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green & Yaroshefsky
    Check out this forthcoming article by Bruce Green and Ellen Yaroshefsky that is forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review - Abstract: "This article examines prosecutors’ accountability for professional misconduct. It begins by identifying a…
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/
  • May 5

    The (weak) case for waiting 48 hours before questioning cops about shooting

    The (weak) case for waiting 48 hours before questioning cops about shooting
    The website lawofficer.com this week offered this defense of the rule giving police officers who shoot someone 48 hours before they can be questioned by their employer about the incident.The call for the Portland Police Department to remove…
  • May 3

    Nobody trying very hard to distribute crime victim restitution

    Nobody trying very hard to distribute crime victim restitution
    Grits was glad KXAN-TV published their story on unclaimed awards to crime victims, but the "gotcha" journalism approach aimed at the local probation department was misplaced. They reported that "a KXAN Investigation discovered $22 million…
  • May 2

    Shortage of competency restoration beds a sudden, longstanding crisi

    Shortage of competency restoration beds a sudden, longstanding crisi
    Texas' failure to finance mental-health services to sufficiently supply the vast volumes demanded by the justice system - in particular "forensic" beds for competency restoration at state mental hospitals - belatedly is receiving attention.…
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/
  • May 4

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study
    [Below is an excellent essay by Devlin Hartline that was first posted at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog last week, and I’m sharing it here.] ACKNOWLEDGING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE FTC’S “PAE”…
  • May 3

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act
    Last March, I published an op ed in the the Washington Times on the proposed VENUE Act, a recently introduced bill taken wholesale from a portion of HR 9 (the tendentiously titled “Innovation Act”).  HR 9 has rightly…
  • May 2

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost
    Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high…
Rank this Week: 48

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Special Issue: The Responsibility to Protect after the Arab Spring

    Special Issue: The Responsibility to Protect after the Arab Spring
    The latest issue of Cooperation and Conflict (Vol. 51, no. 2, June 2016) focuses on "The Responsibility to Protect after the Arab Spring." Contents include: Special Issue: The Responsibility to Protect after the Arab SpringAidan Hehir &…
  • May 5

    New Issue: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institution

    New Issue: Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institution
    The latest issue of Global Governance: A Review of Multilateralism and International Institutions (Vol. 22, no. 2, April-June 2016) is out. Contents include:The Global ForumMichael G. Smith, Review of the UN High-Level Independent Panel on…
  • May 5

    New Volume: Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional

    New Volume: Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional
    The latest volume of the Anuario Colombiana de Derecho Internacional (Vol. 9, 2016) is out. Contents include: Carlos Bellei Tagle, Consecuencias jurisdiccionales asociadas a la multiplicación de tribunales internacionales: ¿en…
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
  • May 5

    USPTO: May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update

    USPTO: May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update
    From the USPTO: Federal Register Notice:  May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update Memorandum – Formulating a Subject Matter Eligibility Rejection and Evaluating the Applicant’s Response to a Subject Matter…
  • May 5

    What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for Trade Secret Defendant

    What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for Trade Secret Defendant
    Guest Post By Maxwell Goss. Dr. Goss is a business litigation attorney with McDonald Hopkins PLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. His practice focuses on trade secret, noncompete, patent, trademark, and shareholder litigation. The…
  • May 4

    Right Sized Patent

    Right Sized Patent
    Dennis Crouch Many progressive policies focus on reducing disparities (income, wealth, education, and opportunities) that reflect some social injustice between those at the top and those at the bottom of our social spectrum.…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • May 5

    Chow on Making Payments to China's Police

    Chow on Making Payments to China's Police
    Daniel C. K. Chow (Ohio State University College of Law) has posted Why Multinational Companies Doing Business in China Fall into the Trap of Making Payments to China's Police (Richmond Journal of Global Law and Business (2016, Forthcoming))…
  • May 5

    Engel on Experimental Criminal Law

    Engel on Experimental Criminal Law
    Christoph Engel (Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective Goods) has posted Experimental Criminal Law. A Survey of Contributions from Law, Economics and Criminology on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In three distinct disciplines, crime…
  • May 5

    Druzin & Wan on Corporal and Capital Punishment

    Druzin & Wan on Corporal and Capital Punishment
    Bryan H. Druzin and Anthony S. Wan (Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Faculty of Law and Gall Solicitors, LLP) have posted The Theatre of Punishment: Case Studies in the Political Function of Corporal and Capital Punishment (Washington…
Rank this Week: 51

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Apr 29

    3 Count: Useless Article

    3 Count: Useless Article
    US Trade Representative releases Special 301 report, YouTube announced Content ID improvements and there's no Klingon word for copyright... The post 3 Count: Useless Articles appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 28

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding

    3 Count: White Royal Wedding
    Fashion designer sues over dress at royal wedding, Getty Images claims Google Image Search promotes piracy and Goodlatte talks copyright reform. The post 3 Count: White Royal Wedding appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Apr 27

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton

    Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Walton
    The Waltons was never a show to shy away from difficult topics, so when it tackled the issue of plagiarism, it did so with both complexity and humanity. The post Plagiarism in Pop Culture: The Waltons appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 52

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 5

    “Bad drivers are a good indicator of a corrupt government”

    “Bad drivers are a good indicator of a corrupt government”
    James O’Malley looked at road deaths per 100,000 people for various counties “and compared it to the scores given by the World Justice Project on Rule of Law in 2015.” The correlation came out at -0.68, suggesting that…
  • May 4

    “Administrative Law Judges Are Unconstitutional”

    “Administrative Law Judges Are Unconstitutional”
    Administrative law judges are executive-branch as distinct from judicial officers, yet the President has no power to remove them; at the Securities and Exchange Commission and many other federal agencies, they are themselves employed by the…
  • May 4

    Schools roundup

    Schools roundup
    California appeals court says state’s teacher tenure law doesn’t violate Equal Protection Clause, similar suits pending in NY, Minn. [ABA Journal, Neal McCluskey/Cato, earlier on Vergara case] Maryland to local school district:…
Rank this Week: 53

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/
  • Feb 14

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law
    2-14-16 California: SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today she is authoring legislation that will stop the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing convicted sex offenders…
  • Feb 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
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

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Two Fine(s)!

    Two Fine(s)!
    ■ Several months ago, we noted that MetLife was having some "issues" with the Feds about how they're (potentially) "too big to fail."Well that was then, and this is now, and now is really painful for the erstwhile insurance…
  • May 5

    Health Wonk Review: Pivoting to November edition

    Health Wonk Review: Pivoting to November edition
    Brad Wright outdoes himself with this week's amazing collection of posts, all seamlessly woven together into a compelling, interesting narrative.Kudos, Brad!And don't forget to tune into David Harlow on Blab next Tuesday (1:00 PM Eastern). He…
  • May 4

    NSVNHS© Strikes Again

    NSVNHS© Strikes Again
    Seems like the demise of the Not So Vaunted National Health System© is accelerating:"'Neglected' pensioner's cries of 'please help me' recorded by family on hidden dictaphone in hospital days before death"The poor woman was being…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 4

    A Quick Bleg

    A Quick Bleg
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Does anyone have an idea of what would be a fair hourly rate for someone to cite-check — both for substance and for accuracy of citation — a leading international law treatise published by a…
  • May 3

    Thoughts on Jens’s Post about the Kunduz Attack

    Thoughts on Jens’s Post about the Kunduz Attack
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I read with great interest Jens’s excellent post about whether the US attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz was a war crime. I agree with much of what he says, particularly about the…
  • May 2

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You
    by Patrick Wall by Patrick Wall [Patrick Wall is studying for an LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, as the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law.] Last…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 58

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Mittelstadt on the Military Welfare State in the WHS

    Mittelstadt on the Military Welfare State in the WHS
    On Monday, May 9, from 4:00-5:30, Jennifer Mittelstadt, Rutgers University, will present The Rise of the Military Welfare State in the Washington History Seminar, in the 6th Floor Moynihan Boardroom at the Woodrow Wilson Center in Washington,…
  • May 5

    Jagodinsky, on "Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946"

    Jagodinsky, on &quot;Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946&quot;
    New from Yale University Press: Legal Codes and Talking Trees: Indigenous Women’s Sovereignty in the Sonoran and Puget Sound Borderlands, 1854-1946, by Katrina Jagodinsky (University of Nebraska). A description from the Press:Katrina…
  • May 5

    SCHS Announces 2016 Silverman Lecture Serie

    SCHS Announces 2016 Silverman Lecture Serie
    The Supreme Court Historical Society has announced the 2016 Leon Silverman Lecture Series:May 11, 2016.  "The Supreme Court and the Chinese Exclusion Cases."  Dean Polly J. Price, Emory LawMay 25, 2016.  "A Conversation on…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 60

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/
  • May 5

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law
    Machinists v. Wisconsin, Case No. 2015CV000628 (Dane Co. April 8, 2016) Download Wisc Order is an important case. A state trial judge struck down 2015 Wisconsin Act 1 which was known as the right to work law. This statute prohibits...
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
  • Apr 20

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable

    Douglas &amp; Douglas On The Duke Power Fable
    Robert Douglas (Labor Arbitrator) and his son Jeffrey Douglas (Melzer, Lipp and Goldstein) just published an important article in the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal which explores the erroneous analysis utilized by Chief Justice…
Rank this Week: 61

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • May 5

    Pita Pal recalls salads with corn linked to Listeria outbreak

    Pita Pal recalls salads with corn linked to Listeria outbreak
    Ripples of recalls continue to come from food manufacturers and retailers for products that may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes from frozen vegetables and fruits that have been linked to an outbreak that started in 2013 and is…
  • May 4

    Is the man with mouse poison a bioterrorist or prankster?

    Is the man with mouse poison a bioterrorist or prankster?
    When someone sets out to intentionally poison food, the dividing line between bioterrorism and just a prank or malicious mischief comes down to motive and, more importantly, whether anyone was sickened or worse. The motive of the man the FBI…
  • May 4

    Colorado bans letters, numbers, symbols on restaurant report

    Colorado bans letters, numbers, symbols on restaurant report
    He does not make much use of the veto power and he is the former owner of a popular Denver brew pub. Both of those facts make it unlikely that Gov. John Hickenlooper will veto popular House Bill 16-1401, which ups fees and sets new…
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/
  • May 5

    Failure To Object To improper Argument Was Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel

    Failure To Object To improper Argument Was Ineffective Assistance Of Counsel
    The South Carolina Supreme Court granted a new trial to a defendant based on the failure of her trial counsel to object to the improper closing arguments of the prosecutor (called a Solicitor) in a criminal sexual conduct case that...
  • May 5

    Wake Up Little Susie

    Wake Up Little Susie
    A criminal defendant was entitled to trial by jury on a charge of unlawful entry at the Library of Congress, according to a decision of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals. In pertinent part, the evidence at trial was...
  • May 5

    Misappropriation Draws Six-Month Suspension

    Misappropriation Draws Six-Month Suspension
    An attorney who had misappropriated entrusted funds was suspended for six months by order of the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department. The respondent deposited the settlement funds into his operating account, when he…
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/
  • May 5

    In re TC Heartland (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    In re TC Heartland (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Andrew Williams -- "You Can Arrange the Menu, the Venue, the Seating" The above slightly-modified quote is from a lyric sung by Thomas Jefferson in the Tony-award nominated musical "Hamilton" (with apologies to Lin Manual Miranda) -- the…
  • May 4

    USPTO Holds Patent Quality Symposium

    USPTO Holds Patent Quality Symposium
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- On April 27th, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office held a Patent Quality Community Symposium at the Office in Alexandria, VA (consistent with its efforts to disseminate its workforce into regional offices, the offices…
  • May 3

    Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd. v. Asustek Computer, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)

    Avago Technologies General IP (Singapore) Pte Ltd. v. Asustek Computer, Inc. (N.D. Cal. 2016)
    "Quick Look Test" Used by District Court to Support Lack of Preemption and Find Software Claims Patent Eligible By Joseph Herndon -- On April 15, 2016, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an Order Denying a…
Rank this Week: 65

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • May 4

    Protectionism

    Protectionism
    Regular readers know how much I like to obsess over the meaning of "protectionism" and the purpose of trade agreements. Sweden's National Board of Trade has a great new report that delves into these questions. Here's an excerpt: As…
  • May 4

    Obama on the TPP

    Obama on the TPP
    This is from President Obama in an op-ed pushing for the TPP: ... China is negotiating a trade deal that would carve up some of the fastest-growing markets in the world at our expense, putting American jobs, businesses and goods...
  • May 2

    Will TTIP be "Light"?

    Will TTIP be "Light"?
    This is from Inside US Trade: U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker and German Economic Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Monday (April 25) each blamed the other side for holding up progress in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership…
Rank this Week: 66

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
  • May 3

    So Many Sources of Information, So Little Time

    So Many Sources of Information, So Little Time
    Private and public records offer a wealth of information to fraud investigators On Balance – The Magazine for Wisconsin CPAs Without information, a fraud investigation goes nowhere. There are abundant sources of information on people…
  • Apr 28

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud

    Five Tips to Start Your Company on the Road to Reducing Fraud
    One of the biggest mistakes small business owners make in relation to fraud prevention at their companies is doing nothing. They often think that fraud prevention is too extensive and too expensive, so they opt to do nothing proactive to…
  • Apr 21

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)

    Using a Forensic Accountant in Tax Cases (Civil or Criminal)
    Why should a taxpayer use the services of a forensic accountant when being audited or under criminal investigation? Tracy Coenen talks about the expertise a forensic accountant can bring to the case, specifically in evaluating the methods…
Rank this Week: 67

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/
  • May 5

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    Dozens of people were killed in an airstrike against a refugee camp in rebel-held northern Syria today. The BBC reports that “images on social media showed tents destroyed at the Kamouna camp near Sarmada in Idlib…
  • May 5

    Twitter, ISIS, Civil Liability, and Immunity: An Update

    Twitter, ISIS, Civil Liability, and Immunity: An Update
    A few months ago, Zoe Bedell and I wrote a series of posts about Twitter and potential liability—both criminal and civil—for material support for terrorist groups arising out of its provision of service to ISIS members and…
  • May 5

    The War Against ISIS is Unconstitutional

    The War Against ISIS is Unconstitutional
    As I explained in a New York Times op-ed today, Captain Nathan Smith has gone to court for a declaratory judgment on the legality of President Obama’s undeclared war against the Islamic State. While I encourage readers of…
Rank this Week: 68

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    In which I sue Amazon again

    In which I sue Amazon again
    In FTC v. Amazon, the initial opinion was heavily, albeit badly, redacted.  With the able assistance of Paul Alan Levy from Public Citizen, MediaPost and I have moved to unseal the opinion and the documents on which it's based, on the…
  • May 5

    Off the record: Use of name in instruction card doesn't suggest endorsement

    Off the record: Use of name in instruction card doesn't suggest endorsement
    Martin v. Wendy’s International, Inc., 2016 WL 1730648, No. 15 C 6998 (N.D. Ill. May 2, 2016) Johannes Martin alleged that Wendy’s and Guinness World Records violated §43(a) and his Illinois right of publicity by using…
  • May 4

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College
    The IP + Race conference hosted by Boston College in April 2017, sponsored by Jessica Silbey, Anjali Vats, Deidre Keller, and Amit Basole, is seeking participants.  They are expecting special musical guests for the conference as…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 70

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Mar 11

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016

    Legal Technology Panels at SXSW 2016
    Several panels related to legal technology are being presented at SXSW 2016 Conference in Austin, Texas, USA, 11-20 March 2016: Crowdsourcing Policy: Changing Constituents to Changemakers Fighting Injustice with Trickle-Up Innovation Fighting…
  • Mar 1

    Pausing

    Pausing
    There will be a temporary halt to new posts at Legal Informatics Blog until summer 2015, so that I can finish my dissertation. Many thanks for reading, and we’ll see you in a few months.Filed under: Algorithm
  • Feb 25

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie

    Land: Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologie
    Molly K. Land of the University of Connecticut has posted Participatory Fact-Finding: Developing New Directions for Human Rights Investigations Through New Technologies, forthcoming in The Future of Human Rights Fact-Finding (Philip Alston…
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/
  • May 5

    Dee Pridgen's Review of Chris Hoofnagle's Federal Trade Commission: Privacy Law and Policy

    Dee Pridgen's Review of Chris Hoofnagle's Federal Trade Commission: Privacy Law and Policy
    Chris Jay Hoofnagle, FEDERAL TRADE COMMISSION: PRIVACY LAW AND POLICY (2016) Reviewed by Dee Pridgen Chris Hoofnagle has put together an impressive, authoritative and useful treatise on the law of consumer privacy in the U.S. and the role of…
  • May 5

    CFPB Arbitration Rule SBREFA Report

    CFPB Arbitration Rule SBREFA Report
    Another important regulatory document related to the CFPB's proposed rule is the Final Report of the Small Business Review Panel on the CFPB’s Potential Rulemaking on Pre-Dispute Arbitration Agreements. In creating the CFPB, Congress…
  • May 5

    CFPB press release on its arbitration rule

    CFPB press release on its arbitration rule
    Here.
Rank this Week: 72

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

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

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • May 5

    Mexican David v. French Goliath: Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862.

    Mexican David v. French Goliath: Battle of Puebla, May 5, 1862.
    Artist Unknown. "Mexican David defeating a French Goliath." --Time Magazine, May 5, 2010...
  • May 4

    Hoosier Daddy?

    Hoosier Daddy?
    Yesterday Donald Trump took the Indiana POTUS primary and he's the GOP guy. Frankly, America could do a lot worse. And flip a coin. HRC and Trump would be very similar presidents. Each will be a wartime, managerial and non-ideological...
  • May 1

    Byron Galvez: Oh Rosa.

    Byron Galvez: Oh Rosa.
    "Rosa", 1989, Byron Galvez (1941-2009)...
Rank this Week: 74

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: 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/
  • May 5

    The New Reality of Small Debt Collection

    The New Reality of Small Debt Collection
    About 10 years ago, Rich Hynes wrote an intriguing paper on consumer debt collection, asking "where are all the garnishments?" Today, Pro Publica's Paul Kiel is out with an answer: Nebraska and Missouri ... and in the future. Kiel's…
  • Apr 19

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)

    Thoughts on Nortel (from Bob Rasmussen)
    The following post comes to us from Professor Rasmussen at USC: Nortel Bankruptcy Sets a Dangerous Precedent For the Future of Lending Lenders are no fools. They care deeply about the promises they receive in return for the money they...
  • Apr 18

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update

    Puerto Rico: Legislative Update
    It appears that the House legislation has bogged down. Two or three issues keep coming up, none of which make a whole lot of sense: First, "bailouts." I'm not sure if people making this argument actually believe it or are...
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/
  • May 5

    Nepal Bans Surrogacy

    Nepal Bans Surrogacy
    New York Times (May 3, 2016): Fewer Surrogacy Options as Nepal Joins a Trend, by Rachel Abrams: Nepal has banned surrogacy after serving as a robust surrogacy destination for hopeful parents from around the world. Nepal became a popular…
  • May 4

    Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues Ireland

    Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues Ireland
    Irish Examiner (Mar. 20, 2016): Asylum Seeker Refused Abortion Sues State, by Ann O'Loughlin: An asylum seeker who arrived in Ireland pregnant as a result of a kidnapping and rape in her country of origin but was refused an abortion...
  • May 3

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth
    Center for Reproductive Rights Press Release (Apr. 1, 2016): Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria: With support from the Center for Reproductive Rights, an advocacy group has filed suit in...
Rank this Week: 77

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 78

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • May 5

    Taxes, Not Tequila: The Story Of Cinco De Mayo

    Taxes, Not Tequila: The Story Of Cinco De Mayo
    Happy Cinco de Mayo! It's not Mexican Independence Day but rather a remembrance of an important battle during the Franco-Mexican war. From taxes to politics, here's what you need to know.
  • May 4

    Taxpayers Across The Country Reporting Uptick In IRS & Tax-Related Scam

    Taxpayers Across The Country Reporting Uptick In IRS &amp; Tax-Related Scam
    Even as the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) have continued to warn taxpayers about IRS impersonation scams, fraudsters are still making the rounds, attempting to steal money…
  • May 4

    Police Called After Student Tries To Buy Lunch With $2 Bill

    Police Called After Student Tries To Buy Lunch With $2 Bill
    An eighth grader got more than she bargained for - but not her chicken nuggets - when she tried to buy lunch with a $2 bill.
Rank this Week: 79

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: 80

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 81

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
  • May 4

    OPINION: Jacobson v. Bayview Loan

    OPINION: Jacobson v. Bayview Loan
    CIVIL – DAMAGES DA 15-0108, 2016 MT 101, ROBIN C. JACOBSON and KATHLEEN S. JACOBSON, Plaintiffs and Appellees, v. BAYVIEW LOAN SERVICING, LLC, and CHARLES J. PETERSON, Trustee, Defendants and Appellants.
  • May 4

    AMENDED OPINION: Johnson v. Hansen Trust

    AMENDED OPINION: Johnson v. Hansen Trust
    CIVIL – QUIET TITLE DA 14-0478, 2016 MT 46A, DOUGLAS W. JOHNSON, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. WAYNE S. HANSEN TRUST; THE STATE OF MONTANA; THE DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE of the State of Montana; POWELL COUNTY, a body politic and corporate and…
  • May 3

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Gilhousen

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Gilhousen
    CRIMINAL – ASSAULT DA 15-0396, 2016 MT 100N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. PHILIP JASON GILHOUSEN, Defendant and Appellant.
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
Rank this Week: 83

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    [UPDATED] DOJ Civil Rights Division letter accusing North Carolina of violating Title VII by discriminating against transgender employee

    [UPDATED] DOJ Civil Rights Division letter accusing North Carolina of violating Title VII by discriminating against transgender employee
    Vanita Gupta, the Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General in the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, sent this letter today to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, informing him of DOJ's conclusion that North Carolina is…
  • May 4

    The End of the Reagan Coalition

    The End of the Reagan Coalition
    The Republican National Convention is shaping up to be the biggest event of its kind since Jonestown. There will be plenty of time to digest the meaning of Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court's future (in other words, more liberal…
  • Apr 28

    Constructing Constitutional Authority

    Constructing Constitutional Authority
    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is in the news again.  After endorsing Sandy's project of calling for a constitutional convention, he recently spoke at an event on the state's challenge to the President's plan on illegal immigration and…
Rank this Week: 84

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
  • Apr 24

    The Reverse Mortgage. What You Need To Know!

    The Reverse Mortgage. What You Need To Know!
    There is a familiar expression:  “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions!” I’d like to think that the individuals that came up with the concept of the reverse mortgage had good intentions.  The reality…
  • Apr 21

    Timing in Bankruptcy Case

    Timing in Bankruptcy Case
    As in lots of things, timing can be everything.  Timing is important in music, comedy, athletics, you name it. Timing can be very important in a bankruptcy case, too.  There can be multiple reasons for filing bankruptcy sooner as…
  • Apr 2

    What is a Medical Bankruptcy?

    What is a Medical Bankruptcy?
    Medical bankruptcy is a made up term.  It is often used by non-lawyers to describe the primary reasons behind their financial downfall.   It is a very real situation but not recognized as a special category of insolvency by the…
Rank this Week: 85

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • May 4

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summarie

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summarie
    Library of Parliament legislative summaries for some of the federal bills of the current session have started to appear on the parliamentary website.The summaries contain background and analysis of bills in front of the House of Commons and…
  • May 3

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for April 16-30, 2016 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list. 
Rank this Week: 86

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 4

    Update: DOJ Sends Letter to North Carolina re: Anti-LGBT HB2

    Update: DOJ Sends Letter to North Carolina re: Anti-LGBT HB2
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Department of Justice (DOJ) has sent a letter to North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory (pictured below) advising him that both he and the state of North Carolina...
  • May 3

    Congressional Research Service on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland

    Congressional Research Service on Supreme Court Nominee Merrick Garland
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Congressional Research Service Reports are almost always a terrific resource and this new one - - - Judge Merrick Garland: His Jurisprudence and Potential Impact on…
  • Apr 27

    Base Campaign Contribution Limit Challenge Headed to Full D.C. Circuit

    Base Campaign Contribution Limit Challenge Headed to Full D.C. Circuit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled today in Holmes v. FEC that a lower court erred in not certifying a challenge to federal base contribution limits to the en banc D.C. Circuit. The ruling means...
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • May 5

    Exclusive Submission Opportunity at Penn State Law Review

    Exclusive Submission Opportunity at Penn State Law Review
    From the students at the Penn State Law Review: The Penn State Law Review is conducting a direct article review to fill positions in Volume 121: Issue 1 and 2. Any article submitted to this review between now and May...
  • May 4

    Is Strict Scrutiny All It's Cracked Up To Be?

    Is Strict Scrutiny All It's Cracked Up To Be?
    Suppose you were a feminist legal group, and a Genie offered you the chance to elevate gender to the level of a "suspect classification." Gender would receive strict judicial scrutiny, under the same rules and precedents that…
  • May 4

    Prince's Estate

    Prince's Estate
    Prince has given us all so many gifts. Most importantly, his music got me through my college years. He gives law professors a particular set of gifts. Since 2006 I've been teaching a property problem around his landlord-tenant dispute with...
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • May 5

    “Big Money Pours Millions into Ballot Initiative Battles”

    “Big Money Pours Millions into Ballot Initiative Battles”
    Bloomberg BNA: Political groups have already raised more than $125 million so far to get issues directly before voters, a Bloomberg analysis of state campaign finance data shows. That’s a 74 percent increase from what was raised…
  • May 5

    “Will Donald Trump Get Back The $38 Million He Lent His Campaign?”

    “Will Donald Trump Get Back The $38 Million He Lent His Campaign?”
    Peter Overby for NPR: Donald Trump likes to say he is self-funding his campaign. That isn’t entirely true. He has actually lent his campaign about three-quarters of the $49 million or so that he has spent so far. That means ……
  • May 5

    “Election Commission Advisory Board Disagrees With Director Over Citizenship Rule”

    “Election Commission Advisory Board Disagrees With Director Over Citizenship Rule”
    Pam Fessler for NPR: It looks like more bad news for the new executive director of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. Brian Newby is already being sued by the League of Women Voters for his decision earlier this year to ……
Rank this Week: 89

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • May 5

    Garden Grove Marine Killed in Rollover Crash

    Garden Grove Marine Killed in Rollover Crash
    Robert Telles Jr., 25, a U.S. Marine was killed in a rollover crash in Orange the morning of May 4, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal rollover crash occurred on the northbound 57 Freeway near the…
  • May 3

    Man Fatally Injured in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident

    Man Fatally Injured in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident
    Felix Navarette, 74, died four days after he was critically injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of April 30, 2016. Navarette was crossing North…
  • May 3

    Grandmother Killed, Five Others Injured in Valley Glen Car Accident

    Grandmother Killed, Five Others Injured in Valley Glen Car Accident
    A 63-year-old grandmother was killed and five others were injured, including three of the woman’s grandchildren, in a multi-vehicle car accident in Valley Glen. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the fatal accident occurred…
Rank this Week: 90