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Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Sep 25

    What happens when abortion is banned?

    What happens when abortion is banned?
    Sunday, September 28, Amnesty International is taking part in the International Day to Decriminalize Abortion. The importance of access to safe, legal abortion is clearly demonstrated in Amnesty’s new report, On the Brink of Death:…
  • Sep 25

    Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year

    Looking Back on an Extraordinary Year
    It’s been over a month since Michael Brown’s death reignited a desperately needed national conversation about the importance of defending human rights at home just as strongly as we do abroad. I joined the Amnesty International…
  • Sep 24

    ‘The killing of Michael Brown stung my heart’ Organizing for justice in Ferguson

    ‘The killing of Michael Brown stung my heart’ Organizing for justice in Ferguson
    When I wake up, I check the news in Ferguson, Missouri, a 37 day old habit I picked up since the killing of Michael Brown. The cameras have gone, the smoke has literally cleared, but the organizing in the community … Please continue…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 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
  • 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: 48

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Sep 29

    "A Supreme Failure: It's time for the Supreme Court to do a better job at upholding the Constitution."

    "A Supreme Failure: It's time for the Supreme Court to do a better job at upholding the Constitution."
    "A Supreme Failure: It's time for the Supreme Court to do a better job at upholding the Constitution." Law professor Erwin Chemerinsky has this essay online today at Politico Magazine.
  • Sep 29

    "Colorado Supreme Court to hear case of man fired over medical marijuana"

    "Colorado Supreme Court to hear case of man fired over medical marijuana"
    "Colorado Supreme Court to hear case of man fired over medical marijuana": Colorado Public Radio today has a report that begins, "Tomorrow, Colorado's Supreme Court will consider whether employers should be able to fire workers for using…
  • Sep 29

    "Circuit Upholds Rejection of EEOC's Gender Pay Lawsuit"

    "Circuit Upholds Rejection of EEOC's Gender Pay Lawsuit"
    "Circuit Upholds Rejection of EEOC's Gender Pay Lawsuit": Mark Hamblett of the New York Law Journal has an article that begins, "The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has lost its appeal of a case alleging that the Port Authority of New…
Rank this Week: 49

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 50

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: 51

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: 52

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Continuing Resolution Extends USCIRF Until Dec. 11

    Continuing Resolution Extends USCIRF Until Dec. 11
    The Continuing Appropriations Resolution 2015, (Sec. 144), signed by the President on Sept. 19, among other things amends 22 USC 6436 to extend the life of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom from Sept. 30, 2014 to Dec. 11,…
  • Sep 29

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Ioana Cismas, Introductory Note to Committee on the Rights of the Child Concluding Observations on the Second Periodic Report of the Holy See, (International Legal Materials, Vol. 53, No. 3 (2014), pp. 580-59).Jeremy Waldron, What…
  • Sep 29

    Many Navy Chaplains' Claims Dismissed on Limitations Ground

    Many Navy Chaplains' Claims Dismissed on Limitations Ground
    The federal district court for the District of Columbia last week dismissed on statute of limitations grounds a number of discrimination claims in the long-running suit brought by a group of Non-Liturgical Protestant chaplains and their…
Rank this Week: 53

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
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 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,…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 55

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

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

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Sep 22

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale

    Second Issue of 2014′s Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale
     (I am grateful to Prof. Francesca Villata – University of Milan – for the following presentation of the latest issue of the RDIPP) The second issue of 2014 of the Rivista di diritto internazionale privato e processuale…
  • Sep 22

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law

    Volume on German Case Law on Private International Law
    The Max Planck Institute for Comparative and Private International Law as released the latest volume of its annual series on German case law in matters of private International law (“Die deutsche Rechtsprechung auf dem Gebiet des…
  • Sep 21

    Symeonides’ Codifying Choice of Law Around the World

    Symeonides’ Codifying Choice of Law Around the World
    For those readers that did not know yet, early this summer ‘Codifying Choice of Law Around the World’ (OUP, 2014) authored by Symeon Symeonides, was published. One can only agree with Lawrence Collins in the foreword to this book…
Rank this Week: 56

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 29

    Officials Scrutinize Andrew Madoff's $16 Million Estate

    Officials Scrutinize Andrew Madoff's $16 Million Estate
    Until he passed away earlier this month, Bernard Madoff’s last surviving son was under investigation for possible involvement in his father’s multibillion-dollar Ponzi scheme. Despite his passing, scrutiny over his $16 million estate…
  • Sep 29

    Article on the Elective Share

    Article on the Elective Share
    Martin D. Begleiter (Drake University School of Law) recently published an article entitled, Grim Fairy Tales: Studies of Wicked Stepmothers, Poisoned Apples and the Elective Share (July 15, 2014), Albany Law Review, Forthcoming. Provided…
  • Sep 29

    Undertaking Student Debt

    Undertaking Student Debt
    If you think college savings years flew by fast, just wait until school begins. One minute, parents are helping their children move into their freshmen dorm, and before they know it, their kids are walking down the isle at graduation...
Rank this Week: 57

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
  • Sep 29

    The Wal-Mart Model: Not Just for Retail, Now It’s for Private Prisons Too!

    The Wal-Mart Model: Not Just for Retail, Now It’s for Private Prisons Too!
    The nation's biggest and baddest for-profit prison company suddenly cares about halfway houses – so much so, that they want in on the action. About a year after acquiring a smaller firm that operates halfway houses and other community…
  • Sep 29

    New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA's Most Powerful Tool

    New Documents Shed Light on One of the NSA's Most Powerful Tool
    Today, we're releasing several key documents about Executive Order 12333 that we obtained from the government in response to a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit that the ACLU filed (along with the Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic…
  • Sep 26

    Smokey Says, Get a Permit, Shutterbug

    Smokey Says, Get a Permit, Shutterbug
    Well, sort of. First Amendment advocates have expressed escalating concern in recent days over a U.S. Forest Service rule requiring permits for photographers in national forests. In particular what is at issue is a new proposed Forest Service…
Rank this Week: 58

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 59

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
  • Sep 29

    Call for Webinar Presenters—Global Legal Writing Skill

    Call for Webinar Presenters—Global Legal Writing Skill
    The Legal Writing Institute‘s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee seeks presenters for a series of webinars. The proposal deadline is Oct. 6, 2014. The Legal Writing Institute’s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee is planning…
  • Sep 29

    Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets—Austin, TX

    Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets—Austin, TX
    The University of Texas School of Law held the Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets Symposium Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. University of Texas School of Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu was awarded the Massey Prize. mw
  • Sep 29

    CFP: Trade, Law & Devel.—Special Issue on Government Procurement

    CFP: Trade, Law & Devel.—Special Issue on Government Procurement
    Trade, Law & Development invites submissions for a special issue on government procurement (v. 7 n. 1, summer 2015). The deadline is Feb. 15, 2015. Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Sep 29

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement

    Merchandise Certificates are Not Coupons And Therefore CAFA Did Not Apply to Louis Vuitton Settlement
    Morey v. Louis Vuitton N. America, Inc., 2014 WL 109194 (S.D. Cal. Jan. 9, 2014). A District Court granted final approval to a settlement reached between the parties holding that the settlement was fair and reasonable, and that because the…
  • Sep 26

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA

    Suit on behalf of All Taxpayers in a State is Deemed a Class Action Under CAFA
    Brown v. Mortgage Elec. Reg. Systems, Inc., 2013 WL 6851088 (8th Cir. Dec. 31, 2013) The Eighth Circuit affirmed the order of a District Court denying a Plaintiff’s motion to remand holding that, because Arkansas cases involving the…
  • Sep 25

    Are You Ready for Some Football?

    Are You Ready for Some Football?
    Greco v. Jones, 2014 WL 177410 (N.D. Tex. Jan. 16, 2014). In this case, the plaintiffs, 237 ticket holders to Super Bowl XLV, brought an action alleging that they were denied, relocated, delayed seating, and/or, redirected to seats with…
Rank this Week: 61

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
  • Sep 29

    Mandatory Disclosure Quality, Inside Ownership, and Cost of Capital

    Mandatory Disclosure Quality, Inside Ownership, and Cost of Capital
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from John Core and Rodrigo Verdi of the Accounting Group at MIT, and Luzi Hail of the Department of Accounting at the University of Pennsylvania. Whether mandatory disclosure regulation and…
  • Sep 29

    Important Proxy Advisor Development

    Important Proxy Advisor Development
    Editor's Note: David A. Katz is a partner at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz specializing in the areas of mergers and acquisitions and complex securities transactions. The following post is based on an article by Mr. Katz and Laura A.…
  • Sep 28

    Regulators Re-Propose Uncleared Swap Margin, Capital and Segregation Rule

    Regulators Re-Propose Uncleared Swap Margin, Capital and Segregation Rule
    Editor's Note: Annette Nazareth is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and a former commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following post is based on a Davis Polk client…
Rank this Week: 62

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 18

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 13, 2014 The unsolicited offer by the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group for Chiquita Brands International highlights the problems that tax inversions can create for American…
  • Sep 18

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014 Headlines about China are filled with reports of Chinese citizens—some well-known, some less so—who have been detained, arrested or indicted…. The array of…
  • Sep 18

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict
    Pamela Samuelson cited in Litigation Daily, August 12, 2014 Fifteen law professors reinforced that argument in an amicus brief of their own, also filed Monday…. The signatories include Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School and Pamela…
Rank this Week: 63

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 64

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Sep 29

    Michael Hammond Dead After Motorcycle Accident along Hayter Road in Abilene, TX

    Michael Hammond Dead After Motorcycle Accident along Hayter Road in Abilene, TX
    Abilene, TX — A local man died over the weekend, police say, after a fatal motorcycle accident that happened just north of Abilene. Michael Hammond, 32, was killed on Saturday night (September 27, 2014) after his motorcycle was in an…
  • Sep 29

    Seven People Injured by Two-Car Accident on Frankford Avenue in Lubbock, TX

    Seven People Injured by Two-Car Accident on Frankford Avenue in Lubbock, TX
    Lubbock, TX — There was a serious accident last week between an SUV and a Ford Mustang that left seven people injured in the SW Lubbock area. Police said that a Ford Mustang ran a red light, crashing into the SUV, last Friday evening at…
  • Sep 29

    Two Women Injured by Car Accident with Wrong-Way Driver on Ashby in San Antonio, TX

    Two Women Injured by Car Accident with Wrong-Way Driver on Ashby in San Antonio, TX
    San Antonio, TX — There was a major accident this past Sunday morning (September 28, 2014) that involved a wrong-way driver and a driver who might have been under the influence. Police say that two women were injured after a wrong-way…
Rank this Week: 65

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Sep 29

    Fountain Valley Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured

    Fountain Valley Car Accident Leaves One Dead, Two Injured
    James Eckenweiler, 76, was killed and two others were injured in a Fountain Valley car accident the afternoon of September 25, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal car crash occurred at Talbert Avenue and…
  • Sep 24

    Four Injured In Laguna Hills Car Accident Involving Elderly Driver

    Four Injured In Laguna Hills Car Accident Involving Elderly Driver
    Four people were injured when a car driven by an elderly driver crashed into Polly's Pies restaurant in Laguna Hills the afternoon of September 22, 2014. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the crash occurred after an…
  • Sep 22

    Seven Injured In Reseda Head On Crash

    Seven Injured In Reseda Head On Crash
    Seven people were injured after two vehicles collided head-on at a Reseda street intersection. According to a news report in the CBS Local news report, the two-car crash occurred at the intersection of Sherman Way and Tampa Avenue the night…
Rank this Week: 67

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 29

    Half Baked

    Half Baked
    Efforts to try to illuminate legal issues and problems that result in catastrophe often feel a lot like pissing into the wind.  Few who aren’t engaged in the effort get it. Many attribute it to bizarre and ridiculous conspiracies…
  • Sep 29

    Sometimes, Video Doesn’t Matter

    Sometimes, Video Doesn’t Matter
    The allegations against University of Maryland student John McKenna would likely have stuck, but for the fact that it was caught on video.  It was infamous at the time, a happy college kid skipping down the  sidewalk after beating…
  • Sep 28

    Rob Graham: The Best of Intention

    Rob Graham: The Best of Intention
    My computer literate buddy, Rob Graham, did the sort of thing knowledgeable geeks do.  Computer voodoo. In order to measure the danger of the bash shellshock vulnerability, I scanned the Internet for it. Many are debating whether this…
Rank this Week: 68

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: 69

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/
  • Sep 29

    The Professor As Node

    The Professor As Node
    It's hard not to notice a shift this fall(?) among the lawblog world to Twitter. Though the cool kids are already up on something called "Ello," the rest of us, having only recently figured out how to create a "split post"…
  • Sep 29

    Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference Call for Abstracts: "Law, Religion, and American Health Care"

    Petrie-Flom Center Annual Conference Call for Abstracts: "Law, Religion, and American Health Care"
    The Petrie-Flom Center invites abstracts for its 2015 Annual Conference: “Law, Religion, and American Health Care.” The conference will be held at Harvard Law School on May 8 and 9, 2014. The conference seeks to address the following…
  • Sep 29

    Rotation

    Rotation
    As September turns to October, our thanks to our September visitors--Seema, Irina, Richard, and Jennifer--for helping kick-off the new school year. For the new month, we welcome a slate of returning GuestPrawfs: Mark Kende (Drake), Geoffrey…
Rank this Week: 70

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: 71

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 72

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

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
  • Sep 29

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court
    I am posting this column a few days early since I will be traveling this week, but next week I’ll return to the scheduled Wednesday postings. * * * * Contributions earmarked solely for use in independent…
  • Sep 29

    Should More Land Use Professors be Libertarians? Part II

    Should More Land Use Professors be Libertarians? Part II
    In my previous post, I asked why more land use/local government law professors do not identify as libertarians, considering the role many of us have played in exposing the dysfunctional workings of local government. If there is an obvious…
  • Sep 29

    Iconic or Scandalous: Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating – Black Women Lawyers on Prime Time TV

    Iconic or Scandalous: Olivia Pope and Annalise Keating – Black Women Lawyers on Prime Time TV
    Welcome to the second decade of the twenty-first century, there are now two black women lawyers on Thursday prime time television thanks to screen writer, director and producer Shonda Rhimes. Rhimes, an increasingly powerful player in the…
Rank this Week: 74

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 25

    Update: Ireland ratifies UN complaints mechanism for children

    Update: Ireland ratifies UN complaints mechanism for children
    Ireland has ratified the Third Optional Protocol to the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, which establishes a quasi-judicial complaints mechanism for children and their advocates to the UN Committee’s on the Rights of the Child.…
  • Sep 22

    Understanding Children’s Rights: A Training Programme on Children’s Rights and Effective International Advocacy

    Understanding Children’s Rights: A Training Programme on Children’s Rights and Effective International Advocacy
    Ireland will appear before the UN Committee on the Rights of the Child in 2015/2016 to report on its record for children under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child. In advance of this examination, the Children’s Rights Alliance…
  • Sep 20

    Conference on EU Counter-Terrorism, Dublin, 13 October

    Conference on EU Counter-Terrorism, Dublin, 13 October
    On 13 October, 2014 the SECILE Consortium will hold a major conference in Dublin on the impact, legitimacy and effectiveness of EU counter-terrorism. The conference represents the culmination of almost 18 months’ work by the consortium…
Rank this Week: 76

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
  • Sep 11

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care
    The thought of providing primary care to fill the physician void in unserved areas is exciting indeed. However, at the same time I feel some trepidation over how to define this role that I am planning to assume. Learning the scope of advanced…
  • Jul 24

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism
    Innovative technology seeks to help human beings accomplish a task or reach a goal with greater speed, accuracy and at lower cost thereby improving the quality of life. Of course such innovation causes disruption in existing markets because…
  • Apr 7

    The Obamacare Effect in 2014: Medicare Caps on Wound Care Reimbursement

    The Obamacare Effect in 2014: Medicare Caps on Wound Care Reimbursement
    The new reimbursement practices from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is dealing a devastating financial blow to conventional treatment providers for non-healing chronic wounds. The U.S. government is currently paying…
Rank this Week: 75

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    Deck v. Jenkins (9th Cir. - Sept. 29, 2014)

    Deck v. Jenkins (9th Cir. - Sept. 29, 2014)
    Stephen Robert Deck was a lieutenant with the California Highway Patrol.  He started chatting online with someone he thought was a 13-year old girl named "Amy".You already know where this is going.  Both what Mr. Deck wants from…
  • Sep 26

    Hendershot v. Ready to Roll Transportation (Cal. Ct. App.- Aug. 14, 2014)

    Hendershot v. Ready to Roll Transportation (Cal. Ct. App.- Aug. 14, 2014)
    Talk about classy:"On May 24, 2012, the plaintiffs filed a putative class action against the defendant for failure to pay overtime wages, among other causes of action. The complaint alleged that the putative class members were non-exempt…
  • Sep 25

    Golightly v. Molina (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 25, 2014)

    Golightly v. Molina (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 25, 2014)
    "Gloria Molina" is a real name, and it's the name of the lead defendant in this case (LA County Supervisor Molina).  You might think that "Robert Glen Golightly" is a fake name -- homage to Truman Capote's Holly Golightly, or Audrey…
Rank this Week: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 29

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion

    NYT Editorial on Democrats' Increasing Willingness to Challenge Conservative Positions on Abortion
    The New York Times editorial: The Tide of the Culture War Shifts: Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by...
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
Rank this Week: 78

Total Injury Blog

Total Injury Blog

Covers car accident cases, and personal injury cases in the news. By Kevin W. Chern.

http://www.totalinjury.com/blog
  • Sep 17

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death

    More Suspicious Details in Joan Rivers’ Death
    More details have emerged regarding comedian Joan Rivers’ suspicious death. On August 29, Rivers underwent a scheduled endoscopy at Manhattan’s Yorkville Endoscopy clinic. Gastroenterologist Dr. Lawrence Cohen had ordered the…
  • Aug 19

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case

    Settlement In Moore-Bertuzzi Case
    Former Colorado Avalanche, Steve Moore, has settled his lawsuit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks regarding a career-ending hit to the head; both sides agreed to a confidential out-of-court settlement on August 19th.…
  • Mar 11

    Settlement Deal for a Man Wrongly Incarcerated

    Settlement Deal for a Man Wrongly Incarcerated
    By Mary Ann Gorman The city of New York and wrongly incarcerated, David Ranta, came to a $6.4 million settlement deal after Ranta spent over 20 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. In a 1990 case, Ranta was convicted of murdering a…
Rank this Week: 79

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Sep 26

    Campylobacter Outbreak Confirmed in Wisconsin

    Campylobacter Outbreak Confirmed in Wisconsin
    Durand High School, in Pepin County, is experiencing an outbreak of a gastrointestinal illness that affected 32 football players. About 55 high school students are experiencing some symptoms, Doverspike said on Wednesday, and about 50 were…
  • Sep 26

    Three County Kentucky E. coli Outbreak Still a Mystery

    Three County Kentucky E. coli Outbreak Still a Mystery
    Nearly a month ago an E. coli outbreak prompted Kentucky health officials to launch an investigation. As of a week ago there were five confirmed cases among children in Kentucky and a sixth case is believed to be related and is under…
  • Sep 26

    Marler Clark Files 2nd Botulism Lawsuit

    Marler Clark Files 2nd Botulism Lawsuit
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Ron Chapman warned consumers today not to eat VR Green Farms jarred food products because they may have been improperly produced, making them susceptible to…
Rank this Week: 80

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 29, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 29, 2014:California adopts 'yes means yes' bill aimed at reducing sexual assaultMurder trial of Luka Rocco Magnotta set to begin in Montreal on Monday …
  • Sep 26

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 26, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 26, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 26, 2014:California bans prisons from sterilizing inmates without their consentCalvin Wank arrested for public indecency Eight hours of digging in the…
  • Sep 25

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 25, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, September 25, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Thursday, September 25, 2014:My post today @SlawTips: Civility, Forgiveness and the Book of Life Toronto lawyer's challenge casts doubt on Robert Mainville Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 81

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: 82

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 83

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Sep 26

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer

    Secure Communities program not making communities safer
    One of the first comprehensive statistical analyses of the federal Secure Communities program - which engages local jailers as immigration agents to deport immigrants accused of crimes - found that the program "led to no meaningful reductions…
  • Sep 26

    FBI director disingenuous or ignorant to criticize smartphone encryption

    FBI director disingenuous or ignorant to criticize smartphone encryption
    FBI chief James Comey criticized Apple and Google this week for new encryption added to their latest smartphone product offerings, declaring “he could not understand why companies would 'market something expressly to allow people to…
  • Sep 25

    Dem donor dumps big bucks in Bexar DA's race

    Dem donor dumps big bucks in Bexar DA's race
    The Bexar County DA's race may turn out to be as interesting as the ones in Dallas and Houston. A wealthy trial lawyer from Corpus Christi will give up to $600,000 to Nico LaHood, the Democratic challenger to Susan Reed for Bexar County…
Rank this Week: 86

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 10

    The JAC Bills: From Representative to Deliberative Democracy?

    The JAC Bills: From Representative to Deliberative Democracy?
    In a recent op-ed in the Mint, I lament the lack of public consultation in Indian law and policy making. I argue that its high time we moved from representative to deliberative democracy. I note the existence of a cabinet resolution calling…
  • Sep 8

    The Scottish Referendum on Independence

    The Scottish Referendum on Independence
    Indian media has so far maintained a surprising silence over a remarkable event unfolding in the United Kingdom, one that any country facing secession demands should be watching very intently.Scottish voters go to polls in less than two weeks…
  • Sep 5

    Former Attorney General Goolam Essaji Vahanvati -- A Junior's Tribute

    Former Attorney General Goolam Essaji Vahanvati -- A Junior's Tribute
    Goolam E. Vahanvati does not just pass away. He stays with you.A mentor refers to an experienced and trusted adviser. For the last four years, he has done a lot more than mentor me. He treated me, and everyone else is in his chamber, like…
Rank this Week: 85

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

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Sep 29

    Sherlock Holmes and Misprision of Felony

    Sherlock Holmes and Misprision of Felony
    Eugene Volokh has an interesting post on a recent Sixth Circuit decision upholding a conviction for misprision of felony. The federal statute, 18 USC 4, provides: " "Whoever, having knowledge of the actual commission of a felony…
  • Sep 29

    Penn Law Announces Dean Search

    Penn Law Announces Dean Search
    Penn Law is looking to replace Mike Fitts. The "Consultative Committee" - Penn's name, not mine - includes law professors Shyamkrishna Balganesh, William Burke-White, Jacques deLisle, Dorothy Roberts, Reed Shuldiner, and Christopher…
  • Sep 28

    Lawyers and Slavery -- Part Four

    Lawyers and Slavery -- Part Four
    In an earlier post, I told the story of John E. Cook’s trial following the Harper’s Ferry raid. In Virginia, Cook was represented by the Copperhead Democrat Daniel Voorhees, who had based his defense on a ringing affirmation of…
Rank this Week: 89

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

New York Attorney Malpractice Blog

Covers legal malpractice basics, cases and news. By Andrew Lavoott Bluestone.

http://blog.bluestonelawfirm.com/
  • Sep 29

    What Does it Take to Succeed on Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice?

    What Does it Take to Succeed on Summary Judgment in Legal Malpractice?
    Gajek v Schwartzapfel, Novick, Truowski & Marcus,  P.C.  2014 NY Slip Op 32418(U)  September 8, 2014  Supreme Court, Suffolk County  Docket Number: 12-2375  Judge: Ralph T. Gazzillo discusses the burden for…
  • Sep 26

    The Intersection of Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice

    The Intersection of Medical Malpractice and Legal Malpractice
    A legal malpractice case which arises from a medical malpractice case gone wrong is (we believe) just about the most complicated case to litigate.  Plaintiff must first prove that there were departures from good legal representation, and…
  • Sep 26

    Auto Injury Not Bad Enough for Legal Malpractice

    Auto Injury Not Bad Enough for Legal Malpractice
    Motor Vehicle injuries are often a question of whether plaintiff suffered a "serious injury" within the meaning of the insurance Law.  A serious injury is defined as "death, dismbmberment, loss of an organ..."  Many a hurtful…
Rank this Week: 91