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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Seven Cardinal Rules of Retirement Planning

    Seven Cardinal Rules of Retirement Planning
    Financial planning for retirement has always been an overwhelming prospect; the existing economic landscape makes preparation that much more important in utilizing assets appropriately. There are seven important points everyone should know…
  • Aug 26

    California's Earthquake Spikes Outreach for Insurance

    California's Earthquake Spikes Outreach for Insurance
    Last weekend’s earthquake in California has spiked an interest in homeowners to get, or improve, their existing insurance coverage. There is much room for improvement in California when it comes to earthquake insurance as some of the…
  • Aug 26

    The Medicare Star System

    The Medicare Star System
    For the last five years, Medicare has been assigning hotel-style ratings to nearly every nursing home in the country. An examination of this rating system has found that many top-ranked nursing homes have been given a seal of approval that...
Rank this Week: 49

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

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

    Further Thoughts on Halbig and Originalism

    Further Thoughts on Halbig and Originalism
    Since my post on Halbig and originalism drew several great comments (including a response by Larry Solum here), I thought would add some clarifying thoughts. My point is that recovering the original public meaning of a legal text is…
  • Aug 25

    Residence Requirement of the Federal Circuit

    Residence Requirement of the Federal Circuit
    One of the most curious provisions in federal law is 28 U.S.C. Sec. 44(c), which states the following: “While in active service, each circuit judge of the Federal judicial circuit . . . and the chief judge of the Federal judicial…
  • Aug 24

    Halbig and Originalism

    Halbig and Originalism
    One criticism of originalism in constitutional law is that we cannot always determine with reasonable certainty what the Framers of the 1787 Constitution, the Bill of Rights, or the Fourteenth Amendment intended or what the public understood…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 51

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: 47

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

Covers international extradition and transnational criminal defense. By McNabb Associates.

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 46

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Aug 25

    ERA: Annual Conference on European Family Law 2014

    ERA: Annual Conference on European Family Law 2014
    On 25 and 26 September 2014 the Academy of European Law (ERA) will host its Annual Conference on European Family. The conference will be dedicated to recent case law and recent developments in cross-border family matters. Particular…
  • Aug 21

    Conference on “Artificial Reproduction and European Family Law”

    Conference on “Artificial Reproduction and European Family Law”
    From October 2 to 4, 2014 the 12th biannual Symposium on European Family Law will take place at the University of Regensburg (Germany). Hosted by Anatol Dutta, Dieter Schwab, Peter Gottwald, Dieter Henrich and Martin Löhnig the symposium…
  • Aug 20

    Recent PIL Scholarship

    Recent PIL Scholarship
    See here for a list of abstracts on SSRN of recent PIL scholarship.  Please consider subscribing to and posting PIL scholarship with this eJournal, as it will help create a central location for PIL scholarship.
Rank this Week: 52

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 53

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Covers evidence in medical malpractice cases.

http://legalnurseconsultanttom.com
Rank this Week: 50

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • 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: 59

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
Rank this Week: 56

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: 64

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: 63

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

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

    Facebook firing causes unfair labor practice double play for NLRB

    Facebook firing causes unfair labor practice double play for NLRB
    In Triple Play Sports Bar & Grille [pdf], the NLRB unanimously concluded that an employer unlawfully fired two employees for their off-duty Facebooking, and less-than unanimously concluded that the same employer’s social media…
  • Aug 25

    Listen to me on WCPN tomorrow morning (8/26) from 9–10, discussing “Ban the Box”

    Listen to me on WCPN tomorrow morning (8/26) from 9–10, discussing “Ban the Box”
    If you’re near a radio tomorrow morning from 9 – 10, tune to 90.3 FM, WCPN, to hear me on The Sound of Ideas. The topic of the day is “Ban the Box,” the disturbing legislative trend that prohibits employers from…
  • Aug 25

    The difference between alcoholism and drunk under the ADA

    The difference between alcoholism and drunk under the ADA
    A few months ago, I had to fly to Houston for a hearing. After the flight took off, I witnessed the most impressive bit of alcohol consumption I’d seen since my college days a couple of decades ago. The guy sitting next to me ordered…
Rank this Week: 58

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

Provides legislative support to teh Republican senators in the Legislature of the State of New Jersey.

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
Rank this Week: 60

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 62

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the…

l r c - o r b i t ... ... ... the usd research satellite

Covers the legal research center, legal news and legal research resources. By John Adkins.

http://lrc-orbit.typepad.com/lrc/
  • Nov 4

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest

    ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest
    Check out this year's entries in ATL's Legally Themed Halloween Costume Contest and vote for your favorite! Here's a sampling: [JML]
  • Nov 1

    LRC October Trivia Winner!

    LRC October Trivia Winner!
    Congratulations to our September trivia winner Katie Lepore! Question: The University of San Diego School of Law was founded in 1954. What was the original name of the building now known as Warren Hall? Answer: Thomas More Hall Stop by...
  • Oct 31

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!

    Happy Halloween from the LRC!
Rank this Week: 54

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
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
  • Sep 11

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape
    A análise de validade das provas geradas em formato digital nas perícias forenses será o tema da palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. CONAPE - Congresso Nacional de Perícia Judicial: Conhecimento e…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 61

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Texas Construction Accident Blog

Covers Texas construction accidents and workplace safety. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.texas-construction-accident-attorney.com
  • Nov 15

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store

    Fort Worth, TX Workers Injured by Falling Awning at Abandoned Store
    Two workers were injured in Fort Worth, TX by a falling awning on November 14, 2012. The workers were attempting to remove the awning as part of a renovation project for Gateway Church at an abandoned grocery store. The men sustained nonfatal…
  • Nov 12

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident

    John Goode Killed At Stephen F. Austin University After Tree-Cutting Accident
    According to local news reports, 39-year old John Goode, an employee of Drewery Tree Service’s tree cutting business, was killed on November 9, 2012 after a work accident. Goode was trimming trees at Stephen F. Austin University and was at…
  • Nov 8

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him

    Amarillo, TX Mechanic Injured After 18-Wheeler Falls On Him
    Amarillo, TX news reports said that a 28-year old mechanic, who was not named, was injured on November 7, 2012 at a local garage after the 18-wheeler that he working underneath fell on top of him. The mechanic reportedly sustained critical,…
Rank this Week: 55

Dreadnaught

Dreadnaught

Covers military law.

http://dreadnaught.wordpress.com
  • Aug 13

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2

    Changing the Clip on a Spyderco Para-Military 2
    The Spyderco Para-Military 2 has four positions for the mounting of the clip.  To change the clip to another position you will need a T7 Torx screwdriver. I ordered mine from Amazon.com.  The total price for a 6-piece set was $5.31 plus…
  • Apr 24

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay

    Why President Obama Will Not Close Guantanamo Bay
    As regular readers of Dreadnaught will recall, President Obama promised to close Guantanamo Bay within one year.  Then the president learned that it may not be so easy to close.  Congress then opposed the closing and withheld the necessary…
  • Apr 23

    Review of Spyderco Captain

    Review of Spyderco Captain
    I recently purchased a Spyderco  Captain.  This is my third Spyderco.  I purchased this knife from PDQ Blades.  Great customer service and fast shipping. This knife is no longer made by Spyderco, but you can still find it on ebay and…
Rank this Week: 65

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

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

    Woman Fatally Injured in North Hollywood Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Fatally Injured in North Hollywood Pedestrian Accident
    Ki Mun, 77, was struck and killed by a vehicle the evening of August 22, 2014 in North Hollywood. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the fatal Los Angeles pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Kittridge Street…
  • Aug 22

    Fullerton Hit & Run Crash Proves Fatal

    Fullerton Hit & Run Crash Proves Fatal
    Marc Borgfield, 49, was injured in a hit-and-run crash in Fullerton the night of August 18, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal hit-and-run crash occurred in the 2600 block of West Orangethorpe…
  • Aug 18

    Man Killed In San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Crash

    Man Killed In San Bernardino Hit-and-Run Crash
    William Earl Swisher III, 62, of Victorville was killed in a San Bernardino car accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Press-Enterprise, the incident was reported the night of August…
Rank this Week: 66

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Masters Course, October 9-11 2014

    ABA Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Masters Course, October 9-11 2014
    Every two years, the ABA Section of Antitrust Law puts on the highly-regarded Masters Course—a conference directed at young but experienced associates, partners, and government and in-house attorneys to provide deeper insight into key…
  • Aug 26

    Lead Jurisdiction Concepts: Towards Rationalizing Multiple Competition Policy Enforcement Procedure

    Lead Jurisdiction Concepts: Towards Rationalizing Multiple Competition Policy Enforcement Procedure
    Oliver Budzinski, Ilmenau University of Technology discusses Lead Jurisdiction Concepts: Towards Rationalizing Multiple Competition Policy Enforcement Procedures. ABSTRACT: Lead jurisdiction models represent one option how to extend and…
  • Aug 26

    Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Court

    Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Court
    Alberto Galasso, University of Toronto and Mark Schankerman, London School of Economics provide Patents and Cumulative Innovation: Causal Evidence from the Courts. ABSTRACT: Cumulative innovation is central to economic growth. Do patent…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 69

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    A Real Lulu of a Trademark Infringement Case

    A Real Lulu of a Trademark Infringement Case
    It’s that time of year again, the Minnesota State Fair is here, and trademark issues abound, again. We’re actually not covering the trademark fair issue we planned to cover today because we just caught wind of a…
  • Aug 25

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – The Anatomy of a Viral Phenomenon

    ALS Ice Bucket Challenge – The Anatomy of a Viral Phenomenon
    Matt Kucharski, Executive Vice President, PadillaCRT At PadillaCRT we’ve had numerous clients and prospects – both in the for-profit and not-for-profit world – ask us about the magic that is the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.…
  • Aug 22

    ABSINTHE MAKERS ARE NOT TOASTING IN SWITZERLAND

    ABSINTHE MAKERS ARE NOT TOASTING IN SWITZERLAND
    Although once illegal in the United States, absinthe can now be consumed in your local bars.  It was a favorite drink of writers and artists such as Ernest Hemmingway, Vincent van Gogh, Oscar Wilde and Pablo Picasso.  Unfortunately,…
Rank this Week: 73

Southern California Injury Law…

Southern California Injury Law Blog

Covers car accidents, dog bites, injuries, insurance disputes, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents and wills and trusts. By Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie.

http://www.californiainjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Peanut & Almond Butter Sold in Health & Grocery Stores Recalled

    Peanut & Almond Butter Sold in Health & Grocery Stores Recalled
    Peanut butter is a semi-solid and can therefore hold peaks. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)Whether you buy your peanut or almond butter at Whole Foods, Trader Joes, or Ralphs, you should throw it out and contact the producer, nSpired Natural Foods…
  • Aug 19

    L.A. Council: Fix Sidewalks with Biggest Risk of Legal Liability First

    L.A. Council: Fix Sidewalks with Biggest Risk of Legal Liability First
    (Photo credit: Wikipedia)In their 40 years practicing personal injury law in California, the lawyers in our office have handled hundreds of cases involving pedestrians injured in accidents that were the result of the failure of city…
  • Aug 15

    Anyone Hear of Morgellons?

    Anyone Hear of Morgellons?
    I was introduced to this terrible condition two years ago. So why discuss this today? How is it relevant to you? Please take a moment to read on. A good friend started having breakouts that caused him to feel like bugs were crawling under…
Rank this Week: 77

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • Aug 16

    Political prosecutorial overreach

    Political prosecutorial overreach
    “That the power to prosecute is a fearsome thing, and, when employed as political tool, is the quick road to tyranny.”  Bill Otis, Politics & Prosecution, a Toxic Brew, 16 August 2014. I am not a libertarian, but I am one…
  • Aug 9

    The best evidence is the best evidence

    The best evidence is the best evidence
    Prof. Colin Miller, one of my favorite bloggers on evidence, addresses a best evidence issue raised in People v. Haggerty, No. 129, (N.Y. 2014). Haggerty was accused of defrauding Mayor Bloomberg.  During presentation of the prosecution…
  • Aug 5

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
     has published a symposium – articles related to military justice, specifically sexual assault cases.  Both sides will find something in the articles. Of particular interest are two articles:  Major Seamone’s…
Rank this Week: 71

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

Lawyer 2 Lawyer

J. Craig Williams and Robert Ambrogi bring us their and their guests views on a variety of hot legal topics. Part of the Legal Talk Network.

http://legaltalknetwork.com/podcasts/lawyer-2-lawyer/
  • Aug 8

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse

    Marijuana Use During Pregnancy and Child Abuse
    Although still illegal everywhere in the United States under federal law, Colorado and Washington have decided not to prosecute marijuana use or production at the state level. Despite this lack of enforcement, women who use marijuana during…
  • Jul 25

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee

    The New Pregnancy Drug Law in Tennessee
    On July 1st a new law took effect in Tennessee that allows prosecutors to pursue criminal assault charges if the mother uses illegal drugs during pregnancy. Although it had widespread bipartisan support and is designed to fight Neonatal…
  • Jul 11

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Religion, Contraception, & Regulation

    Burwell v. Hobby Lobby: Religion, Contraception, & Regulation
    The Supreme Court's recent decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby invokes passionate debates and fiery discourse. At the spearhead of exchange are questions about reproductive, First Amendment, and healthcare rights. On this episode of Lawyer 2…
Rank this Week: 70

Confirm Them

Confirm Them

Covers the judicial confirmation battles in the United States Senate.

http://www.confirmthem.com/
  • Jul 22

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial

    My Review Of LifeCell 30 Day Trial
    LifeCell 30 Day Free Trial – How Good Is It Really? Is it even possible to pass up a free trial on the latest anti-ageing product, that just so happens to be taking Hollywood by storm? Well I didn’t think so, which is why I…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin

    Anti Aging Face Creams For Oily Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Oily Skin                Finding the right face cream for your skin can be as important as eating the right variety of foods. Your skin needs all…
  • Jul 21

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin

    Anti Aging Creams For Dry Skin
    Anti Ageing Face Cream for Dry Skin                Dry skin can be one of the hardest skin conditions to have to deal with. You might already drink plenty of water, keep…
Rank this Week: 75

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 72

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
Rank this Week: 68

Freedom To Differ

Freedom To Differ

Speaks freely about legal and policy issues facing the media and the internet. By Peter Black.

http://www.freedomtodiffer.com/freedom_to_differ/
  • Feb 25

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking

    Best Australian law schools according to the QS World University Ranking
    The QS World University Rankings 2014 for Law have been released. The QS World University Rankings is one of the few international rankings that also provide subject rankings, including for law. While these rankings are always somewhat…
  • Oct 1

    Daily Twitter Link

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  • Aug 3

    Blogging the election

    Blogging the election
    This afternoon the Kevin Rudd will visit the Governor-General and request a dissolution and an election on 7 September. A proclamation will then have to be issued dissolving the House of Representatives. The writ initiating the 150 House…
Rank this Week: 67

Georgia Family Law Blog

Georgia Family Law Blog

Covers family law Issues in Georgia, including divorce, alimony, and child support. By Stephen M. Worrall.

http://www.gafamilylawblog.com/
  • Nov 18

    We're Moving!

    We're Moving!
    I am consolidating the content of all of our blogs at our Georgia Family Law website. Please join us there for new posts and to find all of our old posts.
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide this…
  • Jul 27

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?

    What happens with my Social Security if I get divorced?
    As a Cobb County divorce attorney, many clients ask me what the Social Security consequences would be if they were divorced. Many questions need to be answered.          Experts at AARP and the Social Security Administration provide…
Rank this Week: 74

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

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

    People v. J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2014)

    People v. J.S. (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 26, 2014)
    I'll not comment on the substance of this opinion, other than to articulate my view that the Court of Appeal's opinion is absolutely right, and that it'd have been a travesty if the relevant procedural rule was the one advanced by the…
  • Aug 26

    Medina-Lara v. Holder (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2014)

    Medina-Lara v. Holder (9th Cir. - Aug. 26, 2014)
    That didn't take long.The Ninth Circuit holds oral argument in this case yesterday morning.  It's the last case on the calendar.  Here's the oral argument.The panel listens to oral argument, steps back, and then decides the case and…
  • Aug 26

    Pedro v. City of Los Angeles (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 25, 2014)

    Pedro v. City of Los Angeles (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 25, 2014)
    You sort of wonder when you read this opinion why the LAPD is making such a big deal out of Officer Jason Pedro's decision to drive a friend of his to a medical appointment in an unmarked police car while he was on duty.  Should he do…
Rank this Week: 83

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

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

    Child Migrants in the Midst of Our Border Crisi

    Child Migrants in the Midst of Our Border Crisi
    Carrie Bettinger-Lopez in this Human Rights at Home blog post discusses the need for appointed counsel for child migrants and the precautionary measures petition recently filed before the Inter-American Commission for Human Rights. KJ Related…
  • Aug 26

    President’s Discretion, Immigration Enforcement, and the Rule of Law by Hiroshi Motomura

    President’s Discretion, Immigration Enforcement, and the Rule of Law by Hiroshi Motomura
    Today, the American Immigration Council released The President’s Discretion, Immigration Enforcement, and the Rule of Law by Hiroshi Motomura, a Professor of Law at UCLA. Professor Motomura’s paper discusses the President’s broad legal…
  • Aug 26

    Immigration Song: The Migrant Worker

    Immigration Song: The Migrant Worker
    I was inspired by Kit Johnson's post on playing immigration songs before teaching a class. I know a lot of other professors who do this but I myself have never played a song before class so I thought that I...
Rank this Week: 89

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 26

    Today Marks My 25th Year as a Law Professor

    Today Marks My 25th Year as a Law Professor
    Today I taught my first class of the 2014-15 academic year, my 25th year as a full-time law professor. Things certainly have changed in my Estate & Gift Tax course: 1990 2014 Exemption $600,000 $5,340,000 Rate 55% 40% Estates Subject to…
  • Aug 26

    Harvard Business Review: The Conversation We Should Be Having About Corporate Taxe

    Harvard Business Review: The Conversation We Should Be Having About Corporate Taxe
    Harvard Business Review, The Conversation We Should Be Having About Corporate Taxes: The corporate inversion — when a U.S. company takes on the legal identity of foreign subsidiary, usually in order to reduce its taxes — has become about…
  • Aug 26

    Fleischer: In Burger King-Tim Hortons Inversion, Consumer Reaction Could Be Key

    Fleischer: In Burger King-Tim Hortons Inversion, Consumer Reaction Could Be Key
    New York Times Deal Book: In Burger King-Tim Hortons Deal, Consumer Reaction Could Be Key, by Victor Fleischer (San Diego): Before Burger King, there was Stanley Works. The news that Burger King is merging with Tim Hortons should shift our…
Rank this Week: 88

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    What to Do After a Car Accident

    What to Do After a Car Accident
    The aftermath of a car accident is chaotic and unfamiliar, and very often emotionally charged and overwhelming. It is good to generally know what to do if you are in a car accident before it happens.  In any stressful situation, it is…
  • Aug 14

    Mike Bomberger Appears On 10 News To Discuss Fiesta Island Wrong-Way Crash

    Mike Bomberger Appears On 10 News To Discuss Fiesta Island Wrong-Way Crash
    Yesterday, Mike Bomberger appeared on KGTV 10 News to discuss the wrong-way crash on Fiesta Island that injured eight bicyclists. In the video below, see what charges the driver faces and what victims can do to obtain compensation for their…
  • May 6

    Your New Tires Might Not Actually Be New At All

    Your New Tires Might Not Actually Be New At All
    May 6, 2014 Yesterday, San Diego’s 10 News released an investigative reporting that indicated new tires being sold in San Diego, and nationwide, may not be new at all. There is no state or federal regulation to stop salesmen from…
Rank this Week: 91

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 26

    King Sooper Cantaloupe Customer Killed by Cancer with a Push from Listeria

    King Sooper Cantaloupe Customer Killed by Cancer with a Push from Listeria
    The causal link between Sharon Jones’ Listeria infection and contaminated cantaloupe grown at the Jensen Farms facility is clear.  In August and September 2011, while living at the Victorian House,... Continue Reading
  • Aug 25

    Another Texas Kroger Shopper Felled By Listeria Cantaloupe

    Another Texas Kroger Shopper Felled By Listeria Cantaloupe
    $100,000 in medical bills and a loving family could not save her. Marie tried to eat healthy, and to stay on budget.  She purchased cantaloupe from Kroger in Garland, Texas... Continue Reading
  • Aug 24

    After Listeria Cantaloupe, A City Market Customer No Longer

    After Listeria Cantaloupe, A City Market Customer No Longer
    The causal link between Hazel “Abby” Jacobs’ Listeria infection and cantaloupe grown at the Jensen Farms facility is clear.  In the summer of 2011, Abby’s good friend, Sharon Goodall, regularly... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 81

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 26

    More on body camera

    More on body camera
    This morning, I was on Minnesota Public Radio's The Daily Circuit talking about police body cameras. The other guest is a captain in the Houston Police Department, where they have been doing a pilot program equipping 100 officers with…
  • Aug 26

    Checking in With the Episcopal Chaplain at Yale

    Checking in With the Episcopal Chaplain at Yale
    The New York Times has this interesting letter to the editor today, responding to an op-ed from Deborah Lipstadt the other day about anti-Semitism in Europe. Without comment, I offer it in full: To the Editor: Deborah E. Lipstadt makes far…
  • Aug 25

    Heien and Certificates of Reasonable Cause

    Heien and Certificates of Reasonable Cause
    Near the start of its new term, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Heien v. North Carolina, which poses the question whether a police officer violated the Fourth Amendment when he performed a traffic stop based on a mistake of law. When…
Rank this Week: 96

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

San Antonio Employment Law Blog

Discuss labor and employment law issues for the San Antonio, Texas community. By Thomas J. Crane.

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

    San Antonio Lawyer Sought Death of Former Office Manager

    San Antonio Lawyer Sought Death of Former Office Manager
    Yes, these things really do happen. I just uttered those words a few days ago and then come this story about a local lawyer who asked a client to kill his former office manager. Paul Andrews, a San Antonio lawyer, wanted to kill his former…
  • Aug 22

    Judge Dismisses Texas Lawsuit Against EEOC

    Judge Dismisses Texas Lawsuit Against EEOC
    In 2012, the EEOC issued guidance to employers regarding criminal background checks. Criminal background checks can have a disproportionate impact on minorities. The EEOC's goal was to help employers avoid a blanket rule prohibiting hiring…
  • Aug 19

    San Antonio lawyer Represenetd Both Parties to a Lawsuit

    San Antonio lawyer Represenetd Both Parties to a Lawsuit
    If true, this lawyer deserves the award for the most moxie. According to a recent San Antonio Express News report, Andrew Toscano in effect represented both sides to a lawsuit. In a personal injury lawsuit, R.D. Galvan and Luciano Morin sued…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 78

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 26

    Illinois Commits to True Sex Equality in the Workplace

    Illinois Commits to True Sex Equality in the Workplace
    Pregnancy shouldn't be a firing offense, but time and time again, when pregnant women ask their employers for reasonable accommodations, they are shown the door. Guadalupe, a pregnant fast food worker in Illinois, was denied necessary…
  • Aug 26

    The Road To Equality: 'Til Death Do Us Part And Beyond

    The Road To Equality: 'Til Death Do Us Part And Beyond
    Life is full of unexpected ups and downs. Sometimes our greatest joys are followed by our deepest sorrows and through the good times and the bad we turn to our loved ones to guide and comfort us. But for same-sex couples, all too often the…
  • Aug 25

    An Execution, Censored

    An Execution, Censored
    On April 29, 2014, Clayton Lockett was scheduled to die by lethal injection at the hands of the State of Oklahoma. Under a state law that requires public witnesses to all executions, 12 journalists gathered to observe his death. They never…
Rank this Week: 99

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 26

    Pejman Yousefzadeh: "This Blog Post Is Dedicated to Stephen Bainbridge"

    Pejman Yousefzadeh: "This Blog Post Is Dedicated to Stephen Bainbridge"
    The “moral outrage over tax inversions” is feigned outrage. It is ginned up, fake, astroturfed outrage that will go away as soon as the midterm elections are over. via pejmanyousefzadeh.net [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 26

    Obama's favorite billionaire to help finance Burger King tax inversion

    Obama's favorite billionaire to help finance Burger King tax inversion
    President Obama loves (or, at least, loves to use) Warren Buffett: First Lady Michelle Obama will jet off to Omaha, Nebraska, where she'll attend an Obama campaign fundraiser. Hosting the Omaha event... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 25

    Snarky law school tweets of the day

    Snarky law school tweets of the day
    Republican law profs cited more often than Dems. http://t.co/YVe1d9PYac So who's the stupid party now? — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) August 25, 2014 As I read this study, a law dean who... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 103

California Real Estate Lawyers…

California Real Estate Lawyers Blog

Published by Law Office of James J. Falcone

http://www.calrealestatelawyersblog.com/
Rank this Week: 104

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

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

    Court Dismisses Lease Dispute That Involves Hutterite Competing Faction

    Court Dismisses Lease Dispute That Involves Hutterite Competing Faction
    According to the Aberdeen News, a South Dakota trial court Monday dismissed a lawsuit over the right to farm leased land that in reality was part of the ongoing battle between two Hutterite factions over who controls the Hutterville Colony in…
  • Aug 26

    8th Circuit: North Dakota Ten Commandments Monument Is OK

    8th Circuit: North Dakota Ten Commandments Monument Is OK
    In Red River Freethinkers v. City of Fargo, (8th Cir., Aug. 25, 2014), the U.S. 8th Circuit Court of Appeals in a 2-1 decision held that a Ten Commandments monument at Civic Plaza in Fargo, North Dakota is permissible under Supreme…
  • Aug 26

    Jury Questions Remain In Town Hall Bar Mitzvah Challenge

    Jury Questions Remain In Town Hall Bar Mitzvah Challenge
    In Whitnum v. Town of Greenwich, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 115617 (D CT, Aug. 19, 2014), a Connecticut federal district court refused to grant summay judgment to plaintiff who complained that the Town of Greenwich and its First Selectman…
Rank this Week: 109

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Aug 26

    How Does Relocation Affect Your Custody and Visitation Order?

    How Does Relocation Affect Your Custody and Visitation Order?
    Summertime! It is the time of year where many of our military families are going through their permanent change of station (PCS) moves, and many of our civilian families are moving before the new school year begins. What does relocation mean…
  • Aug 20

    Child Preference in Virginia Custody and Visitation Case

    Child Preference in Virginia Custody and Visitation Case
    When a couple decides to separate and pursue a divorce, there are countless questions and issues that can arise. However, there are also some difficult questions that await the teenage child or children of divorcing parents. Perhaps the most…
  • Aug 14

    The Basics of Bond in Virginia

    The Basics of Bond in Virginia
    In the moments after being arrested and charged with a criminal offense, many defendants are singularly focused on one question: when will they get out of jail?A lot of confusion exists among defendants and their families over the…
Rank this Week: 97