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California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Ten Injured after Car Crashes into Los Angeles Area Restaurant

    Ten Injured after Car Crashes into Los Angeles Area Restaurant
    Ten people were injured, one critically, after a vehicle crashed into a Little Caesars pizza restaurant in Pacoima the evening of August 18, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred at the 12700 block of Van…
  • Aug 19

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured Riverside Car Accident

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured Riverside Car Accident
    A teen motorcyclist suffered major injuries in a Riverside car accident after a vehicle turning left struck him. According to a news report in The Press Enterprise, the motorcycle accident occurred the evening of August 13, 2014 in front of…
  • Aug 18

    One Killed, 13 People Injured In El Monte Freeway Pileup

    One Killed, 13 People Injured In El Monte Freeway Pileup
    Maydelin Salas, 5, was killed and 13 others were injured in a 11-vehicle crash on the eastbound 60 Freeway at Santa Anita Avenue in El Monte. According to a news report in the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, the fatal crash and pileup occurred…
Rank this Week: 46

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 47

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Bessler's "Birth of American Law"

    Bessler's "Birth of American Law"
    Out from the Carolina Academic Press next month, but available for preorder now, is The Birth of American Law: An Italian Philosopher and the American Revolution, by John D. Bessler, University of Baltimore School of Law.  The press…
  • Aug 27

    Hovenkamp on Inventing the Classical Constitution

    Hovenkamp on Inventing the Classical Constitution
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, has posted Inventing the Classical Constitution.  Here is the abstract:One recurring call over a century of American constitutional thought is for return to a…
  • Aug 26

    Historiography and Sources of Commercial Law

    Historiography and Sources of Commercial Law
    We have word of the conference “Historiography and Sources of Commercial Law,” to be held in Helsinki, September 1-3, 2014.  Its organizer is a project funded by the Academy of Finland and Finnish Cultural Foundation, "The…
Rank this Week: 48

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
Rank this Week: 49

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 27

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method

    Expert Witnesses and Reliable Method
    Under the Federal Rules of Evidence, an expert witness is required to use reliable principles and methods in coming to expert opinions. In this video, Tracy discusses the rule and how it might apply to a damage calculation done by an expert…
  • Aug 12

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

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

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
Rank this Week: 50

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Estate Planning Considerations for Couples with Age Gap

    Estate Planning Considerations for Couples with Age Gap
    Large age gaps between spouses can present unique estate planning issues. The recent coverage of actress Lauren Bacall’s death has highlighted her marriage to Humphrey Bogart, who was twenty-five years her senior. The couple had two young…
  • Aug 27

    A Look Into Inheritance Demographic

    A Look Into Inheritance Demographic
    According to a 2010 Survey of Consumer Finances, the median inheritance for Americans is about $69,000. Yet an eye opening study from Maury Gittleman and Edward N. Wolff examined the prosperity of households between 1989 – 2007, and found…
  • Aug 27

    Anna Nicole Smith's Twenty Year Battle Finally End

    Anna Nicole Smith's Twenty Year Battle Finally End
    After nearly twenty years of contentious debate in the courtroom, a federal judge recently ruled Anna Nicole Smith’s estate would not receive millions of dollars from the estate of E. Pierce Marshall, the son of Anna Nicole’s late…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
  • Aug 22

    CFP: Asia Pacific Law Review

    CFP: Asia Pacific Law Review
    Asia Pacific Law Review (APLR) welcomes high-quality original papers from academics, practitioners, researchers, and other people all over the world who have expertise in the relevant fields. Previous contributors of APLR include leading…
Rank this Week: 52

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 27

    But For Video: Real Black Man of New Jersey Edition

    But For Video: Real Black Man of New Jersey Edition
    Via Gideon at A Public Defender: Gid explains, so no need for me to repeat it here, but this video has it all, with special note of the cop screaming that Marcus Jeter, hands raised in his car, for him to stop reaching for the cop’s…
  • Aug 27

    The Truthy Shall Set You Free

    The Truthy Shall Set You Free
    Kissing cousin to Lawprof Danielle Citron’s Cyber Civil Rights movement, dedicated to the criminalization of words and ideas that offend her delicate sensibilities and, well, just piss her off, is the government’s latest effort to…
  • Aug 27

    You Can’t Appeal The Clerk

    You Can’t Appeal The Clerk
    Hell hath no fury like a clerk challenged.  Anyone constrained to deal with bureaucracy learns this lesson early or learns to spend untold hours waiting, usually only to be told to come back another day to wait some more.  Lawyers,…
Rank this Week: 53

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 8

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 8, 2013
    Compiled  from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week’s update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and…
  • May 1

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013

    Weekly eDiscovery News and Views - May 1, 2013
    Compiled from online public domain resources, provided for your review/use is this week's update of key industry news, views, and events highlighting key electronic discovery related stories, developments, and announcements.  Follow…
Rank this Week: 54

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
  • Aug 13

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"

    Gindin and Panitch and the "Four Transformations"
    Sam Gindin and Leo Panitch try to understand and explain how the world has changed over the last half century or so: Four specific transformations were especially important in this restructuring of the economy and social relations in the US,…
Rank this Week: 55

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 27

    Of Unicorns and Leprechauns: Applying the Threatened Species Taxonomy to Administrative Law

    Of Unicorns and Leprechauns: Applying the Threatened Species Taxonomy to Administrative Law
    A colleague & I were recently discussing the ever-shrinking categories of questions in administrative law that might attract a correctness standard (see paras. 58-61 of Dunsmuir and paras. 25-26 of McLean). I suggested that true…
  • Aug 27

    How Effective Is Assisted Self-Help?

    How Effective Is Assisted Self-Help?
    We know that a significant proportion of litigants across Canada are choosing, for a variety of reasons, to represent themselves in court proceedings. Dr. Julie MacFarlane and numerous others have extensively explored this continuing trend.…
  • Aug 27

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Cruz v. McPherson, 2014 ONSC…
Rank this Week: 56

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 58

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 57

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 60

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: 61

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

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 27

    Victory! Immigration Authorities Must Stop Coercing Immigrants Into Signing Away Their Right

    Victory! Immigration Authorities Must Stop Coercing Immigrants Into Signing Away Their Right
    One night last summer, Patricia's mother, Marta, did not come home. She had been in poor mental health, but it was unlike her to simply disappear without a word. Marta Mendoza was born in Mexico but lived in the United States for decades,…
  • 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…
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/
Rank this Week: 64

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 65

Fourth and Fourteenth

Fourth and Fourteenth

Discusses the intersection of civil rights, criminal defense, and police misconduct litigation, from the perspective of a NYC litigator. By Michael Lumer.

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

    CCRB Still A Paper Tiger

    CCRB Still A Paper Tiger
    It was only a few weeks ago that New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio named Richard Emery as the Chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board. Not surprisingly, civil rights lawyers applauded the choice, being that Emery is a name partner in…
  • Aug 26

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor

    Judicial Shelter for Bad Cops and Prosecutor
    The scales have long been tipped.An enlightening op-ed piece in today's Times by Prof. Erwin Chemerinsky about how the federal courts have allowed the concept of absolute and qualified immunity to expand exponentially, making it far more…
  • Aug 24

    Thinking Like A Lawyer

    Thinking Like A Lawyer
    Attorney Scott Greenfield, author of the blog Simple Justice, has an interesting post (here) about what it means to "think like a lawyer." Quoting from the Paper Chase, he talks about how we can get there when we are starting out with our…
Rank this Week: 66

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Aug 27

    Richard Ranspot Injured in Crop Duster Accident on FM 485 in Milam County, Texa

    Richard Ranspot Injured in Crop Duster Accident on FM 485 in Milam County, Texa
    Milam County, TX — The pilot of a crop duster was hospitalized after his plane crashed near FM 485 in Milam County, Texas. The accident took place on Saturday, August 16, 2014, around ten in the morning. The pilot, identified as Richard…
  • Aug 27

    Jose Hernandez Killed, Six Injured in Car Accident on Highway 21 in Bryan, Texa

    Jose Hernandez Killed, Six Injured in Car Accident on Highway 21 in Bryan, Texa
    Bryan, TX — Jose Hernandez has been identified as the man who was killed in a two-vehicle accident in Bryan, Texas, on Sunday, August 24, 2014. The accident took place on Highway 21, in front of the Brazos Valley Cowboy Church.…
  • Aug 27

    One Killed in Pedestrian Accident on North Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi, Texa

    One Killed in Pedestrian Accident on North Padre Island Drive in Corpus Christi, Texa
    Corpus Christi, TX — A man was killed after being hit by two cars in Corpus Christi, Texas, on Friday, August 22, 2014. The accident took place on North Padre Island Drive, around 8:50 at night. According to reports, the man, who has…
Rank this Week: 67

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: 68

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: 69

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    Chicken Cutlets Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination

    Chicken Cutlets Recalled for Possible Listeria Contamination
    TNUVA USA of Fairfield, NJ, is recalling approximately 8,316 pounds of Mom’s Chicken Extra Thin Cutlets due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and…
  • Aug 27

    Update: UK Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Three Deaths Likely Came From a Single Source of Egg

    Update: UK Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Three Deaths Likely Came From a Single Source of Egg
    The Salmonella Enteritidis outbreak in the U.K. has now sickened nearly 250 people, and three of them have reportedly died. And, according to public health officials, the illnesses can likely be traced back to a single source of…
  • Aug 26

    FSIS Enforcement Action Results in Sentencing in Three Criminal Case

    FSIS Enforcement Action Results in Sentencing in Three Criminal Case
    A trio of successful prosecutions top the quarterly enforcement report from the USDA’s Food Safety and Inspection Service for the period ending June 30th. The April to June period is the third quarter of the federal fiscal year, which…
Rank this Week: 70

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

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

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Obama administration officials said that they have begun to mobilize allies towards potential American military action in Syria, reports the New York Times. The Times suggests that Australia, Britain, Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey,…
  • Aug 27

    A Politically Palatable Authorization to Use Force Against IS [UPDATED]

    A Politically Palatable Authorization to Use Force Against IS [UPDATED]
    One senses growing pressure, within and without the White House, for the President to seek authorization from Congress for what he and his aides say will be a long battle against the Islamic State (IS).  Last week I outlined the…
  • Aug 27

    Behind the NYT Climate Accord Story

    Behind the NYT Climate Accord Story
    I am no expert at all on climate change.  With that large caveat, I think the Coral Davenport’s New York Times story about President Obama’s international climate accord ambitions overstates the domestic…
Rank this Week: 71

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 27

    Riskiest Drivers or Riskiest Traffic System?

    Riskiest Drivers or Riskiest Traffic System?
    According to a report on NPR and other media outlets about traffic accidents in the United States, Boston has the riskiest drivers, and Fort Collins, Colorado has the safest. The ranking is based on a study by Allstate Insurance, and...
  • Aug 27

    Half Of Concordia Law 3L's Take Semester Off Pending ABA Accreditation Decision

    Half Of Concordia Law 3L's Take Semester Off Pending ABA Accreditation Decision
    As I've previously noted, the ABA has deferred a final call on Concordia Law's provisional accreditation pending a report from a new factfinder. Since the Idaho Supreme Court declined to give Concordia grads special permission to sit for the…
  • Aug 26

    Yale's Rev. Shipman and the Blame for Anti-Semitism

    Yale's Rev. Shipman and the Blame for Anti-Semitism
    The best thing one can say about Rev. Bruce M. Shipman, the Episcopal chaplain at Yale, is that he does not bother to disguise his beliefs. In response to a New York Times article describing the rise of violent anti-Semitism...
Rank this Week: 73

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

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

    Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit may rule in Louisiana case by end of year

    Litigation heating up over summertime prison conditions: 5th Circuit may rule in Louisiana case by end of year
    At Texas Monthly's website, Annie Melton reflects on the looming question: "Will a ruling on extreme conditions at the Louisiana State Penitentiary influence lawsuits pending in Texas?" She's talking about a federal court's ruling in favor of…
  • Aug 26

    Montgomery commissioner: Reduce number of pretrial detainee

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

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief

    Rick Perry seeks habeas corpus relief
    Via Mark Bennett, here's Texas Gov. Rick Perry's pretrial writ of habeas corpus (pdf) asking a district judge (and ultimately the Court of Criminal Appeals) to bar his prosecution for abuse of power in the Travis County Public Integrity Unit…
Rank this Week: 72

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 74

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

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

    California Health Officials Quash Catholic Employers' Efforts to Deprive Employees of Abortion Coverage

    California Health Officials Quash Catholic Employers' Efforts to Deprive Employees of Abortion Coverage
    The Los Angeles Times: A women's rights victory as California nixes an attack on abortion coverage, by Michael Hiltzik: With minimal fanfare, California state officials have nixed an underhanded effort by two Catholic-affiliated universities…
  • Aug 27

    GOP Senate Candidates Reluctant to Weigh in on Latest Changes to ACA Contraception Rule

    GOP Senate Candidates Reluctant to Weigh in on Latest Changes to ACA Contraception Rule
    The Hill: GOP Senate candidates mum on birth control mandate change, by Elise Viebeck: Republican Senate candidates are staying silent on President Obama's latest changes to the birth control coverage mandate, even as the policy catches flak…
  • Aug 27

    States Use "Feticide" Laws to Punish Pregnant Women

    States Use "Feticide" Laws to Punish Pregnant Women
    The Daily Beast: Indiana 'Feticide' Charge Is the Latest Fallout From States' Strict Anti-Abortion Laws, by Sally Kohn: An Indiana woman has been charged with feticide—and faces decades in jail—for aborting an unwanted fetus, the latest…
Rank this Week: 75

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Aug 27

    Securities Litigation in the Roberts Court: An Early Assessment

    Securities Litigation in the Roberts Court: An Early Assessment
    Editor's Note: John Coates is the John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics at Harvard Law School. This article, Securities Litigation in the Roberts Court: An Early Assessment, provides a preliminary quantitative and qualitative…
  • Aug 27

    Survey of Board Leadership 2014

    Survey of Board Leadership 2014
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Robert E. Hallagan and Dennis Carey, both Vice Chairmen at Korn Ferry, and is based on portions of a survey conducted by the Korn Ferry Institute. The complete publication is available…
  • Aug 26

    The Hidden Costs and Underpinnings of Debt Market Liquidity

    The Hidden Costs and Underpinnings of Debt Market Liquidity
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Amar Bhidé, Thomas Schmidheiny Professor at The Fletcher School. Even as rabble rousers rail against financiers, the powers that be prize the breadth and liquidity of financial…
Rank this Week: 76

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

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

    The Blue Jay Trade Mark Battle Commences...

    The Blue Jay Trade Mark Battle Commences...
    New Billy Bluejay (U.S. Application Serial No. 86067719)A cross-border trade mark dispute arose late last week when Canada’s only Major League Baseball team, the Toronto Blue Jays (Blue Jays), filed a Notice of Opposition (Proceeding…
  • Aug 27

    Patent Law in Greater China: a new title

    Patent Law in Greater China: a new title
    Patent Law In Greater China, edited by Stefan Luginbuehl and Peter Ganea, has just been published by Edward Elgar Publishing as part of its Intellectual Property Law an Practice series, which itself is co-edited by two Katfriends,…
  • Aug 27

    "Cultivated capsicums!" Peppers resist insect, breeders resist patent

    "Cultivated capsicums!" Peppers resist insect, breeders resist patent
    This Kat has received information concerning the publication in a national Dutch newspaper of a double page item calling for crowd-funding of opposition proceedings against a European patent.  The patent in question, granted last year to…
Rank this Week: 78

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: 77

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 27

    This is an incredible story

    This is an incredible story
    What happened here?The jury agreed with the defense and had reasonable doubt about whether the dad did it..The jury believed that the dad did it and the jury excused his behavior.The jury didn't know and didn't care. pollcode.com free…
  • Aug 26

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge

    Daily Report investigates how 11th Circuit handles complaints against judge
    Alyson Palmer has this great article about her research into the complaints about judges filed with the 11th Circuit.  The very public suspension of Judge Fuller because of his arrest for domestic violence led her to investigate.…
  • Aug 26

    SHOCKER!

    SHOCKER!
    This story about a judge shocking a defendant can't be true, can it?  From the Baltimore Post Examiner:Maryland Circuit Court Judge Robert C. Nalley — who in 2009 deflated the tire of a Toyota parked outside the Charles…
Rank this Week: 79

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Questioning the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 -- Guest Post by Smaran Shetty

    Questioning the National Judicial Appointments Commission Act, 2014 -- Guest Post by Smaran Shetty
    With the passage of the 121stConstitutional Amendment Bill and the attendant National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, the collegium system of appointments, now 21 years in the making, is sought to be replaced by the newly created…
  • Aug 14

    New Law Commission Report on Delays, Arrears, and Adequate Judge Strength

    New Law Commission Report on Delays, Arrears, and Adequate Judge Strength
    The Law Commission has come out with its 245th Report, titled "Arrears and Backlog: Creating Additional Judicial (Wo)manpower." The Report largely reflects the submissions made by the Law Commission to the Supreme Court as per the Court's…
  • Aug 14

    Constitutionality of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill

    Constitutionality of the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill
    Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha have passed the Constitution (121st Amendment) Bill 2014 and the Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014 simultaneously. The Bill seeking to amend the Constitution makes changes to the provisions relating to…
Rank this Week: 80

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: 81

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Aug 23

    Time for Our Referendum

    Time for Our Referendum
    The following is the text of a letter written by a number of regular HRinI contributors and signed by over 100 academics, which was published in the Irish Times today (full list of signators only available online). Here we have added a…
  • Aug 23

    Time for Our Referendum

    Time for Our Referendum
    The following is the text of a letter written by a number of regular HRinI contributors and signed by over 100 academics, which was published in the Irish Times today (full list of signators only available online). Here we have added a…
  • Aug 22

    Call for Submissions: Irish Community Development Law Journal

    Call for Submissions: Irish Community Development Law Journal
    Irish Community Development Law Journal is a peer reviewed online journal, published twice a year by Community Law & Meditation (formerly Northside Community Law & Mediation Centre) in Coolock, Dublin. The journal seeks to offer…
Rank this Week: 82

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

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

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

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

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

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

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 83

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
Rank this Week: 84

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

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

    "Ivory Tower Academics and Police Use of Force"

    "Ivory Tower Academics and Police Use of Force"
    Kent Scheidegger at Crime & Consequences criticizes Erwin Chemerinsky's recent NYT op-ed on qualified immunity. His critique of a Chemerinsky critique: Shooting out the tires is an "obvious" alternative? Sure, it has worked on…
  • Aug 27

    "America's Lack of a Police Behavior Database Is a Disgrace. That's Why I'm Leading a Team to Build One"

    "America's Lack of a Police Behavior Database Is a Disgrace. That's Why I'm Leading a Team to Build One"
    The story is at The New Republic. In part: Progressive leaders in law enforcement have recently called on researchers at the Center for Policing Equity (CPE) to create the first national database on police behavior. That means we will know...
  • Aug 27

    Roach on Terrorism Prosecution

    Roach on Terrorism Prosecution
    Kent Roach (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Be Careful What You Wish for?: Terrorism Prosecutions in Post-9/11 Canada ((2015) 34 Queens Law Journal Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The criminal law, particularly…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 86

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 87

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

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

    Hip Fractures and the Elderly

    Hip Fractures and the Elderly
    Hip fractures are life changing if not life-limiting events in the lives of older adults. A recently published article in JAMA Internal Medicine adds credence to this, as well as giving us evidence to guide our prognostic estimates…
  • Aug 26

    Rape Victim was a “Flirt”

    Rape Victim was a “Flirt”
    Edgewood Vista senior living facility director Marilyn Moore defended a 30 year old employee who raped an 89 year old woman. Moore called the woman a ‘flirt’ and defended Andrew Scott Merzwiski’s behavior, even though the…
  • Aug 25

    “No Colored Nurses”

    “No Colored Nurses”
    McKnights had an story about modern day racial segregation. The Betsy Ross Nursing and Rehabilitation Center segregated their nursing home so black nurses weren’t allowed in some areas of the home. One resident refused care from black…
Rank this Week: 89

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Aug 22

    Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report

    Sabine Pass LNG Files Monthly Construction Status Report
    Sabine Pass LNG filed a report with FERC covering construction activities through July 2014 at its LNG export terminal in Cameron Parish, La.  Stage 1 (liquefaction trains 1 and 2) engineering is 99.4% complete, procurement is 99.5%…
  • Aug 20

    DOE to Process Alaska LNG Export Application Expeditiously

    DOE to Process Alaska LNG Export Application Expeditiously
    The Alaska Journal of Commerce reports the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Moniz recently stated that DOE will process Alaska LNG’s export application on a streamlined basis, given that DOE’s public interest…
  • Aug 19

    Louisiana LNG Energy Files Draft Resource Report

    Louisiana LNG Energy Files Draft Resource Report
    Louisiana LNG Energy (LLNGE) has filed with FERC draft Resource Reports No. 1 (General Project Description) and 10 (Alternatives) as part of FERC’s National Environmental Policy Act pre-filing review process for LLNGE’s proposed…
Rank this Week: 88

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
Rank this Week: 90