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Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • May 6

    Republicans Reject Calls on Guantanamo Bay Closure

    Republicans Reject Calls on Guantanamo Bay Closure
    Senate Republicans are rejecting renewed calls by Democrats and a retired Supreme Court justice to expedite closing Guantanamo Bay, saying they fear released detainees could pose a security threat.
  • May 6

    Do Fans Suing Manny Pacquiao Have a Fighting Chance?

    Do Fans Suing Manny Pacquiao Have a Fighting Chance?
    Do boxing fans suing boxer Manny Pacquiao over a shoulder injury have a case? Loeb & Loeb LLP sports attorney Douglas Masters discusses.
  • May 6

    Do Fans Suing Manny Pacquiao Have a Case?

    Do Fans Suing Manny Pacquiao Have a Case?
    Do boxing fans suing boxer Manny Pacquiao over a shoulder injury have a case? Loeb & Loeb LLP sports attorney Douglas Masters discusses.
Rank this Week: 47

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 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015
    Harvey Miller may be the best bankruptcy practitioner of the last 50 years.  He died this week and the world is a lesser place without him. Miller was the all-star bankruptcy attorney in many of the most important bankruptcies and…
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
Rank this Week: 46

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
  • May 6

    If You Care About the American Dream, You Should Care About Neighborhood Inequality

    If You Care About the American Dream, You Should Care About Neighborhood Inequality
    A new study released this week and explored in depth in The New York Times shows what  civil rights advocates have long known: in raising children, as in real estate, location is (nearly) everything. By examining data about poor children…
  • May 6

    Home Health Care Workers Aren’t Guaranteed Minimum Wage or Overtime, and the Legacies of Slavery and Jim Crow Are the Reason Why

    Home Health Care Workers Aren’t Guaranteed Minimum Wage or Overtime, and the Legacies of Slavery and Jim Crow Are the Reason Why
    Ever since the New Deal era, U.S. labor laws guaranteeing minimum wages and overtime pay have excluded workers who care for elderly individuals and people with disabilities in their homes. These home health care workers — 90 percent of…
  • May 6

    The McConnell Surveillance Flip-Flop

    The McConnell Surveillance Flip-Flop
    Spring may have finally arrived in D.C., but Senator McConnell isn't being called a flip-flopper for his footwear. Last month, in the face of a strong developing consensus in favor of significant reform, Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY.) joined…
Rank this Week: 48

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 49

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 50

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • May 6

    Today "How Appealing" turns 13 years old

    Today "How Appealing" turns 13 years old
    Today "How Appealing" turns 13 years old: As this blog's archives will confirm, the very first "How Appealing" post appeared on May 6, 2002. Thanks to all of this blog's readers and sources for continuing to make operating this blog so much…
  • May 5

    "Court rejects royalties for artists in out-of-state sales"

    "Court rejects royalties for artists in out-of-state sales"
    "Court rejects royalties for artists in out-of-state sales": Maura Dolan of The Los Angeles Times has this news update. Bob Egelko of The San Francisco Chronicle has a news update headlined "California artists not entitled to royalty on…
  • May 5

    "John Paul Stevens says some Guantanamo Bay detainees should be given reparations"

    "John Paul Stevens says some Guantanamo Bay detainees should be given reparations"
    "John Paul Stevens says some Guantanamo Bay detainees should be given reparations": Mark Berman of The Washington Post has this report today.
Rank this Week: 52

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 6

    Hillary Clinton Speaks on Immigration in Nevada

    Hillary Clinton Speaks on Immigration in Nevada
    Presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton was in Las Vegas yesterday to talk about immigration. Before I get to what she said, I have to ask: What's up with the democratic party reserving Nevada for talks on immigration? President Obama went to...
  • May 6

    What You Don't Know About Immigration

    What You Don't Know About Immigration
    What You Don't Know About Immigration is a HuffPo piece penned by Bronwyn Lea, a lawfully-present nonimmigrant. The article details the tenuousness of her nonimmigrant status, and the difficulties she's faced in an effort to obtain greater…
  • May 6

    When I 'came out' as Mexican

    When I 'came out' as Mexican
    In this interesting CNN op/ed, freelance journalist Elizabeth Elizalde talks about her now-proud Mexican identity and how her Mexican father tried to shield her from discrimination by advising her "Don't say you're Mexican." But she…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 6

    Pinto on Minorities with Minorities & Cultural Right

    Pinto on Minorities with Minorities & Cultural Right
    Meital Pinto (Carmel Academic Center - Law School) has posted The Right to Culture, the Right to Dispute and the Right to Exclude: A New Perspective on Minorities within Minorities (Ratio Juris (2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 6

    Enoch on Public Reason & Epistemology

    Enoch on Public Reason & Epistemology
    David Enoch (Hebrew University - The Philosophy Department and the Law School) has posted Political Philosophy and Epistemology: The Case of Public Reason on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Public Reason theorists in political philosophy –…
  • May 6

    Bartrum on Wilson & the Moral Foundations of Popular Sovereignty

    Bartrum on Wilson & the Moral Foundations of Popular Sovereignty
    Ian C. Bartrum (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law) has posted James Wilson and the Moral Foundations of Popular Sovereignty (Buffalo Law Review Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper explores the…
Rank this Week: 53

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 6

    Oei & Ring: Human Equity? Regulating The New Income Share Agreement

    Oei & Ring: Human Equity? Regulating The New Income Share Agreement
    Shu-Yi Oei (Tulane) & Diane M. Ring (Boston College), Human Equity? Regulating the New Income Share Agreements, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 681 (2015): A controversial new financing phenomenon has recently emerged. New “income share agreements”…
  • May 6

    LoPucki: Disciplining Legal Scholarship

    LoPucki: Disciplining Legal Scholarship
    Lynn M. LoPucki (UCLA), Disciplining Legal Scholarship, 95 Tul. L. Rev. ___ (2015): American law schools are hiring large proportions of J.D.-Ph.D.s in tenure-track faculty positions in an effort to increase the quantity and quality of…
  • May 6

    Federal Judge Allows Prof's Lawsuit Against Law School, Faculty Colleague For Bullying To Proceed

    Federal Judge Allows Prof's Lawsuit Against Law School, Faculty Colleague For Bullying To Proceed
    National Law Journal, Law Prof’s Assault, Workplace Claims Cleared for Trial: A federal judge has allowed a lawsuit brought by a professor at the Ohio Northern University Pettit College of Law against the university and a colleague to move…
Rank this Week: 55

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Pro Se Plaintiff Asks Court To Declare Homosexuality A Sin

    Pro Se Plaintiff Asks Court To Declare Homosexuality A Sin
    As reported by the Lincoln Journal Star, a 66-year old Nebraska woman last week filed a 7-page handwritten complaint (full text) captioned Sylvia Ann Driskell, Ambassador for Plaintiffs God, and His Son, Jesus Christ vs. Homosexuals, Their…
  • May 6

    Suit Claims Drug Treatment Center Uses Scientology Ritual

    Suit Claims Drug Treatment Center Uses Scientology Ritual
    Yesterday's Santa Cruz Sentinel reports on a lawsuit filed last month in a California federal district court against Narconon drug rehabilitation centers (and related entities) alleging that they falsely represent their success rate and are…
  • May 6

    6th Circuit Rejects Free Exercise Claim By Christian Militia Member Over Seizure of Bible

    6th Circuit Rejects Free Exercise Claim By Christian Militia Member Over Seizure of Bible
    In Meeks v. Larsen, (6th Cir., May 5, 2015), the U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals dismissed the civil rights complaints brought by a Michigan militia group against federal law enforcement officials.  Plaintiffs claimed that search…
Rank this Week: 54

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 56

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 57

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public LawyerGoing public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and quantities of…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
Rank this Week: 58

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 6

    The Third Party Doctrine Live

    The Third Party Doctrine Live
    Doc: I’m very sorry, but your illness is terminal. Patient: Well, I want a second opinion. Doc: And you’re ugly. The 11th Circuit, en banc, has weighed (and I use that word purposefully, given that the entire opinion comes in at…
  • May 6

    The Brotherhood of the Knife

    The Brotherhood of the Knife
    Lawyers for Baltimore police officers Garrett Miller and Edward Nero, both charged with the false imprisonment of Freddie Gray for having arrested him without probable cause, have gone on the offensive.  Good. That’s what…
  • May 5

    Rape Culture? Blame Grandma

    Rape Culture? Blame Grandma
    At five, relatives used to kiss my cheeks even as I winced and turned away.  —Jordan Bosiljevac, The Forum, Claremont McKenna College Me too!  In fact, even today I avoid social kissing, when someone I meet goes to kiss me on…
Rank this Week: 59

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Commissioner Stein Opposes WKSI Waiver Granted to Deutsche Bank

    Commissioner Stein Opposes WKSI Waiver Granted to Deutsche Bank
    By Jacquelyn LumbCommissioner Kara Stein issued a dissenting statement in response to the staff’s waiver which was granted yesterday to Deutsche Bank AG. Pursuant to the waiver, Deutsche Bank will not be considered an “ineligible…
  • May 5

    Subsidiary of Deadlocked Company Could Seek Dissolution in Equity

    Subsidiary of Deadlocked Company Could Seek Dissolution in Equity
    By Lene Powell, J.D.In a petition to dissolve a deadlocked company, the Delaware Court of Chancery held that although a subsidiary lacked standing to bring a petition for statutory dissolution under the Delaware Limited Liability Company Act,…
  • May 4

    A Regional View on Prosecutorial, Regulatory Prioritie

    A Regional View on Prosecutorial, Regulatory Prioritie
    By Mark S. Nelson, J.D.Zachary T. Fardon, U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, and David A. Glockner, Director of the SEC’s Chicago Regional Office, offered their views on the priorities and challenges faced by their…
Rank this Week: 60

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • May 6

    The PTO Is Not the Only Patent Agency

    The PTO Is Not the Only Patent Agency
    Tejas N. Narechania, Patent Conflicts, 103 Geo. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015), available at SSRN. Jacob S. Sherkow, Administrating Patent Litigation, 90 Wash. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2015), available at SSRN. Lisa Larrimore OuelletteIn these new…
  • May 5

    Getting from “May We?” to “Should We?” at the NSA

    Getting from “May We?” to “Should We?” at the NSA
    Margo Schlanger, Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency's Civil Liberties Gap, 6 Harv. Nat’l Sec. J. 112 (2015).Peter ShaneMargo Schlanger’s article, Intelligence Legalism and the National Security Agency’s…
  • May 4

    Organ-izing Your Estate

    Organ-izing Your Estate
    Reid Kress Weisbord, Anatomical Intent, 124 Yale L.J.F. 117 (2014).Gerry W. BeyerProfessor Reid Kress Weisbord’s article astutely addresses the growing problem of demand outpacing supply for organ donations needed for lifesaving medical…
Rank this Week: 61

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Apr 21

    Recent Trademark Decision

    Recent Trademark Decision
    BAIG v. COCA-COLA If the D Ct 'forgets' about a claim but says 'case terminated,' the case is final and appealable http://t.co/QYrivyxvMK — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) April 21, 2015 BAIG v. COCA-COLA 7 Cir NATURALLY is generic and…
  • Apr 20

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection

    Text of CAFC Affirmance of SLANTS Rejection
    Slants CAFC ex parte appeal.pdf by martyschwimmer
  • Apr 20

    John Oliver on Patent

    John Oliver on Patent
Rank this Week: 62

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • May 6

    Toddler Drowns In Coto de Caza Backyard Pool

    Toddler Drowns In Coto de Caza Backyard Pool
    The Orange County swimming pool accident lawyers at Bisnar Chase often remind the public about keeping young children safe in and around swimming pools. These are tragedies that can be prevented. We're about a month away from Memorial Day…
  • May 4

    Two Children Injured In Orange County Swimming Pool Accident

    Two Children Injured In Orange County Swimming Pool Accident
    Two young children were critically injured in separate Orange County swimming pool accidents. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, a 20-month-old boy was found floating in his family's backyard pool the evening of May 2,…
  • May 2

    Pedestrian Killed In Westminster Car Accident

    Pedestrian Killed In Westminster Car Accident
    An elderly woman was struck and killed in a Westminster pedestrian accident the morning of April 27, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred at the intersection of Brookhurst Street and…
Rank this Week: 63

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 64

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 65

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 5

    Reading the fine print in the Heinz-Kraft deal

    Reading the fine print in the Heinz-Kraft deal
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 26, 2015 Kraft shareholders will receive one share of Heinz stock for each share of Kraft stock. This is par for the course. The unusual part is that Heinz is private and will…
  • May 5

    The thorny task of advocating good corporate behavior

    The thorny task of advocating good corporate behavior
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 24, 2015 The pension fund amended its investment policy for global governance to embrace what is called the corporate sustainability movement, the idea that companies should pay…
  • May 5

    Law schools and industry show signs of life, despite forecasts of doom

    Law schools and industry show signs of life, despite forecasts of doom
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, March 31, 2015 Law school enrollment has plummeted to the lowest level in decades. … Several new studies, however, point to signs of vigorous life in the legal job market, at least…
Rank this Week: 67

Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Sep 2

    A new chapter

    A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial…
  • Aug 28

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion…
  • Aug 27

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced…
Rank this Week: 66

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
Rank this Week: 68

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: 69

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/
  • May 6

    Bicyclist Killed In Santa Ana Car Accident

    Bicyclist Killed In Santa Ana Car Accident
    Robert Horton, 62, was killed in a Santa Ana bicycle accident after a vehicle struck his bicycle near a freeway on-ramp. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred the evening of May 4, 2015 on a…
  • May 4

    Four Injured In Fullerton DUI Collision

    Four Injured In Fullerton DUI Collision
    At least four people were injured in a Fullerton car crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury crash occurred after 50-year-old William Murray…
  • May 2

    Los Alamitos Car Accident Proves Fatal

    Los Alamitos Car Accident Proves Fatal
    Brenda Coronel, 23, was fatally injured in a highway crash in Los Alamitos early morning on April 26, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the car accident occurred on the southbound 605 Freeway just south of…
Rank this Week: 70

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 71

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

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

    Vermont’s GMO Statute and Recently Enacted Regulations Remain Effective Pending Continued Challenges in Federal Court

    Vermont’s GMO Statute and Recently Enacted Regulations Remain Effective Pending Continued Challenges in Federal Court
    A federal judge ruled last week that Vermont’s first-in-the-nation genetically modified organism (GMO)-labeling law, Act 120, can go into effect even while it is being challenged in court. Both GMO-labeling proponents and the food…
  • May 4

    Guess the Discount at the Outlet

    Guess the Discount at the Outlet
    As mentioned in a previous post, the latest attacks on retailers are class actions claiming retail outlet and factory stores employ deceptive pricing practices. These lawsuits allege either that the outlet sells items not available at…
  • Apr 28

    Trademark Owners to Domain Name Registry: That .suck

    Trademark Owners to Domain Name Registry: That .suck
    On April 9, 2015, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), the body governing the registration of domain names, initiated an inquiry into the practices of the Canadian company Vox Populi, the domain name registry that…
Rank this Week: 72

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 73

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 75

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 74

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 6

    Washington’s Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Numbers Rise

    Washington’s Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Numbers Rise
    42 sick with 7 hospitalized – At least 1 with acute kidney failure – E. coli source, likely animal contact. The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is investigating an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 associated…
  • May 5

    Canada Issues Apple Listeria Recall From 10 US State

    Canada Issues Apple Listeria Recall From 10 US State
    Sun Rich Fresh Foods Inc. of Richmond, BC, Canada is voluntarily recalling sliced apple and products containing sliced apples, from its Northeast Fresh Facility located in Brampton, ON, Canada because they have the potential to be…
  • May 4

    Seven Hospitalized with E. coli After Attending Milk Makers Fest

    Seven Hospitalized with E. coli After Attending Milk Makers Fest
    41 total sickened. The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is investigating an outbreak of shiga toxin-producing E. coli O157 associated with the Milk Makers Fest that was held at the Northwest Fairgrounds in Lynden on 4/21…
Rank this Week: 76

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 6

    Qualified Disclaimers Made By Surviving Spouse

    Qualified Disclaimers Made By Surviving Spouse
    In a recent IRS Letter ruling, a surviving spouse’s disclaimers of property received from his wife during her life were qualified disclaimers (IRS Letter Ruling 201516056). The wife transferred all of the assets of her account to her…
  • May 6

    Grave Digger Sentenced to Prison

    Grave Digger Sentenced to Prison
    A New Hampshire woman has been sentenced to 1.5 to 3 years in prison after digging up her father’s grave in search of his “real will.” Melanie Nash told police she dug up the grave “with respect,” and that “her...
  • May 6

    Article on Adult Social Care and Property Right

    Article on Adult Social Care and Property Right
    Brian Sloan (University of Cambridge - Robinson College, Cambridge, University of Cambridge - Faculty of Law) recently published an article entitled, Adult Social Care and Property Rights, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper…
Rank this Week: 77

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 6

    Bill updates during a busy week

    Bill updates during a busy week
    Grits has been too busy to blog much this week but here are a few updates on bills we've followed this session. Hope springs eternal and thus the Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee on Monday passed out several more House bills which…
  • May 3

    Indigent defense, civil commitment and the Texas surveillance state

    Indigent defense, civil commitment and the Texas surveillance state
    No time to delve into these issues in-depth, but fyi:The Texas Public Policy Foundation has a new white paper out on pretrial proceedings for indigent defendants.The judge overseeing Texas' sex-offender civil commitment program was…
  • May 3

    Finally ... the conservative case against pandering to police union

    Finally ... the conservative case against pandering to police union
    Interesting to see a meme I've heard from several Texas conservatives this year repeated in the pages of the New York Times. See Ross Douthat's "Our Police Union Problem," in which he declared that there is "a strong argument that the rise of…
Rank this Week: 78

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • May 6

    Roof Collapse at Whitney Stone Quarry Leaves 3 Workers Injured in Unity, PA

    Roof Collapse at Whitney Stone Quarry Leaves 3 Workers Injured in Unity, PA
    Unity, PA — Last Wednesday, in rural Westmoreland County, three workers at the Whitney Stone Quarry mine were badly injured after what authorities are called a roof collapse happened. The news said that some workers were using…
  • May 6

    Waco Police Officer Scott Holt Hurt After Car Accident at North 17th and Washington in Waco, TX

    Waco Police Officer Scott Holt Hurt After Car Accident at North 17th and Washington in Waco, TX
    WACO, TX — Waco Police Department representatives have named Seargeant Scott Holt as the officer that was hurt in a two-vehicle accident that happened in Waco, Texas on Tuesday, May 5th, 2015. Reports out of central Texas said that the…
  • May 6

    Warren Dalton Hospitalized Following Accident in Mountain Home, AR

    Warren Dalton Hospitalized Following Accident in Mountain Home, AR
    Mountain Home, AR — A man was hospitalized following a two-vehicle accident in Mountain Home, Arkansas, on Saturday, May 2, 2105. The accident took place on West Road. The man injured in the accident was identified as Warren Dalton.…
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • May 6

    Inaugural Post

    Inaugural Post
    First, thanks to the folks at Prawfsblawg for agreeing to have me. For those who don’t know me, I am a former public defender, currently teaching criminal law and procedure at the University of Alabama School of Law, and I write about…
  • May 5

    Do Students Perform Better When Your Test Is a "Little Bit Harder" to Read?

    Do Students Perform Better When Your Test Is a "Little Bit Harder" to Read?
    It's an unusual exam-time question. But according to this newly-released study, the answer is "no." The question was prompted by a fascinating, well-publicized experiment in 2007 that found that people score higher on tests when the…
  • May 5

    Scholarship Matters to the Court…in Federal Civil Rulemaking…Maybe, Kind of, Sort of

    Scholarship Matters to the Court…in Federal Civil Rulemaking…Maybe, Kind of, Sort of
    The good news: I think the Court might have agreed with academic commentary, and further, might have even responded positively to that commentary. The bad news: This response has nothing to do with the Court’s current docket, but is instead…
Rank this Week: 81

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 82

Manpower Employment Blawg

Manpower Employment Blawg

Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.Covers employment law. By Mark Toth.

http://manpowerblogs.com
  • Nov 26

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS

    DECEMBER WORKPLACE CELEBRATIONS
    To help ensure that you stay on top of all the latest workplace developments, the following is our guide to some of the lesser-known holidays your employees might be observing in December.
  • Nov 20

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

    HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
    The Blawg is truly really extremely very THANKFUL for each and every one of its wonderful visitors.
  • Nov 19

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?

    FACEBOOK FESTIVAL FROLICKING = FMLA FRAUD FIRING?
    Last week, we asked you to be the judge in a rather fascinating FMLA case. To review … The Fact
Rank this Week: 80

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 83

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 6

    Cryptoamnesia: why we have a patent system

    Cryptoamnesia: why we have a patent system
    From. The Science of ‘Accidental’ Joke-Stealing and Plagiarism at nymag:--Imagine you were at a meeting last week about some kind of complicated problem to which you proposed a clever solution. Then the conversation moved on, no…
  • May 6

    New York Times editorial on patent reform

    New York Times editorial on patent reform
    In an editorial titled --Curbing Abusive Patent Lawsuits--The New York Times favored the Senate PATENT Act over the Goodlatte Innovation Act. But, see also the post at TheHill titled--Senate patent bill faces hard sell--TheHill mentions both…
  • May 5

    Is lack of quality the root problem with the patent system?

    Is lack of quality the root problem with the patent system?
    As to the post--Everyone hates patent trolls, but here’s the root problem with our broken system--One has the text--Even more dangerous, Apple has demanded as damages for infringement of these design elements the entire profit Samsung…
Rank this Week: 84

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 6

    Nanny statism run amok

    Nanny statism run amok
    Obama Administration: Times Square Must Remove Iconic Billboards « CBS New York http://t.co/JV0QQlIOyE Czar Obama's #nannystate run amok — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) May 6, 2015 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 5

    Another short video of off roading on West Camino Cielo

    Another short video of off roading on West Camino Cielo
    Trying a small practice hill in my Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. It's not a big hill, of course, but I'm still learning. This ride was on West Camino Cielo in the Los Padres National Forest. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
  • May 5

    Off Road on West Camino Cielo: Very Short Video

    Off Road on West Camino Cielo: Very Short Video
    Off road on West Camino Cielo in the Los Padres National Forest near Santa Barbara, CA, driving my Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 85

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 86

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 87

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
  • May 6

    Berkshire’s Disintermediation

    Berkshire’s Disintermediation
    “Disintermediation” is the business phenomenon of the technology era, when consumers go straight to the source for everything from accommodations to crowdfunding. Yet the greatest exemplar of the practice is the era’s least…
  • May 6

    FAN 59 (First Amendment News) Williams-Yulee — The Ruling Few Expected . . . & the One Few Will Remember

    FAN 59 (First Amendment News) Williams-Yulee — The Ruling Few Expected . . . & the One Few Will Remember
    Now everything will be funneled through a candidate’s committee, which everyone will understand is really just the judge or lawyer-candidate under an authorized cover. —Alan Morrison (May 4, 2015) Let’s begin with the…
  • May 5

    The Nielsen Rating System

    The Nielsen Rating System
    This is not a post about law.  I thought I would share my experience in my first week as part of the Nielsen survey that reports television ratings.  The bottom line:  I cannot believe that millions dollars in advertising and…
Rank this Week: 89

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Apr 14

    ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference 2015

    ABA Section of Litigation Annual Conference 2015
    We are headed to the Big Easy tonight for the American Bar Association's Section of Litigation Annual Conference. The Real Estate Litigation Committee is pleased to present a seminar of complex claims resolution, entitled When the Levee…
  • Mar 10

    Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST

    Rocket Docket? Federal Court Stats Say D. Haw. is FAST
    The Federal Judiciary just released its business report for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2014. Where does the District of Hawaii, conceptually rendered above, stack up? For civil cases, in terms of median time from filing to trial,…
  • Mar 3

    Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisition

    Knowing Your Rights: Honolulu Rail Project and Right of Way Acquisition
    Do you own property along the rail guideway? Have you received a letter from a City right-of-way agent using terms like "fair market value" and "just compensation"? Do you know your rights to relocation? We are going to…
Rank this Week: 88

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 6

    Biosig v. Nautilus: Indefiniteness on Remand

    Biosig v. Nautilus: Indefiniteness on Remand
    By Jason Rantanen Biosig Instruments, Inc. v. Nautilus, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2015) (on remand from the Supreme Court) [2015 WL 1883265]  Download Opinion Panel: Newman, Schall, Wallach (author) About a month ago, I wrote an essay entitled…
  • May 5

    Are Specific Information-Processing Claims Abstract Ideas?

    Are Specific Information-Processing Claims Abstract Ideas?
    Guest Post by Jeffrey A. Lefstin, Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of Law. The Supreme Court’s decision in Alice v. CLS Bank resolved the easy cases: claims that merely recite a mode of organizing…
  • May 3

    USPTO First Action Timing

    USPTO First Action Timing
    I created the histogram above from the USPTO’s own art-unit first action estimator data.  The estimate for most art units is <18-months, but a handful report a 60-month expected delay.        
Rank this Week: 91