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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 22

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law

    Read On! Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law
    Simone Hutter, Starvation as a Weapon – Domestic Policies of Deliberate Starvation as a Means to an End under International Law, Brill / Nijhoff 2015 The media’s fondness for images of cracked earth and withered crops gives…
  • Aug 22

    Introducing Simone Hutter

    Introducing Simone Hutter
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Simone Hutter as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Simone is a legal analyst who supports ECOFACT’s environmental and social due diligence team with her expertise in human rights. Prior to…
  • Aug 18

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project

    Visit from LL.M. alumnus sheds light on in-court Congolese child-rights project
    A favorite aspect of my new position is becoming acquainted with Georgia Law’s vast global community. Yesterday was a special treat: We at the law school’s Dean Rusk International Law Center received a visit from an alum who is…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 47

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/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 48

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Laura Edwards’s Civil War Storie

    Laura Edwards’s Civil War Storie
    Duke Today has a lovely on-line feature article, complete with embedded videos, entitled Laura Edwards’ Civil War Stories, prompted by the appearance of Professor Edwards's Legal History of the Civil War and Reconstruction: A Nation of…
  • Aug 27

    Michigan's Legal History Workshop, Fall 2015

    Michigan's Legal History Workshop, Fall 2015
    Here’s the Fall 2005 lineup for the Legal History Workshop jointly sponsored by the University of Michigan Law School and University of Michigan Department of History.  Sessions meet in 0220 South Hall (Law School) unless otherwise…
  • Aug 27

    Harder and Patten, "Patriation and Its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada"

    Harder and Patten, "Patriation and Its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada"
    New from the University of British Columbia Press: Patriation and Its Consequences: Constitution Making in Canada (June 2015), by Lois Harder (University of Alberta) and Steven Patten (University of Alberta). A description from the…
Rank this Week: 49

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 25

    How to Discharge Your Student Loans In Bankruptcy! Yes, It Can Be Done!

    How to Discharge Your Student Loans In Bankruptcy! Yes, It Can Be Done!
    Most people, both lawyers and non-lawyers, believe that filing bankruptcy does not result in a discharge of a student loan.   That, for the most part, is true under the 2005 Bankruptcy Act amendments.  The code, as amended, does not…
  • Apr 29

    Harvey Miller: Brilliant Bankruptcy Lawyer, 1933-2015

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

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
Rank this Week: 50

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 19

    Lifestyle Analysis in Criminal Cases: Proving Income Without Full Documentation

    Lifestyle Analysis in Criminal Cases: Proving Income Without Full Documentation
    Both civil and criminal cases often involve an element of proving or disproving income of an individual or business. It is not unusual for a divorce case to include allegations of hidden income or assets. In contract disputes alleging the…
  • Aug 5

    Divorce Financial Analysis: Finding Hidden Income With Bank Statement

    Divorce Financial Analysis: Finding Hidden Income With Bank Statement
    Bank statements can be incredibly useful when searching for hidden income during a divorce financial analysis. Both deposits and expenditures should be evaluated, and the process is explained in this video.
  • Aug 3

    Rigging a Contest, Jennifer McKinney Style

    Rigging a Contest, Jennifer McKinney Style
    Remember our favorite serial scammer, MckMama?  Well, the infamous Jennifer McKinney is back and is scamming the sheeple again. (Who am I kidding? She never STOPPED scamming businesses and consumers.) We’ve talked here at length…
Rank this Week: 51

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: 52

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: 53

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 8

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban

    Satirical Ad Campaign Takes Aim at Chile's Extreme Abortion Ban
    The Daily Beast: Chile’s Shocking DIY Abortion Ad Campaign, by Nina Strochlic: A viral satirical campaign—which shows women going to awful measures to “accidentally” lose a pregnancy—is critiquing the country’s strict…
  • May 8

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control

    Fear of Parental Disapproval Leads Teens To Forgo Birth Control
    CNN: Survey says teens skip birth control because they fear parental judgment, by Kelly Wallace: Parents, if the following finding doesn't make you sit up and take notice when it comes to talking to your kids about sex and birth...
  • May 8

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law

    New Study on Premature Babies and the Viability Standard in Abortion Law
    TIME: How a New Study on Premature Babies Could Influence the Abortion Debate, by Eliza Gray: A new study showing that a tiny percentage of extremely premature babies born at 22 weeks can survive with extensive medical intervention could…
Rank this Week: 54

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 25

    Catholic Hospital Caves Under Threat of Lawsuit and Approves Woman’s Procedure

    Catholic Hospital Caves Under Threat of Lawsuit and Approves Woman’s Procedure
    A Catholic-affiliated hospital will now perform a common reproductive healthcare procedure after the ACLU threatened to sue Under the threat of a potential lawsuit, a Catholic-affiliated hospital in California’s largest hospital network…
  • Aug 21

    The Army Should Assign Roles Based on Merit, Not Gender

    The Army Should Assign Roles Based on Merit, Not Gender
    Now that two women have graduated from Army Ranger school, it’s time to end all restrictions on women’s roles in the military This piece originally appeared on The Guardian. During my deployment to Iraq in 2007, the IED that…
  • Aug 20

    I’m Still Banned From Being a Boy Scout Leader

    I’m Still Banned From Being a Boy Scout Leader
    As a lifelong practicing Catholic, I’m troubled to be excluded from my church-sponsored troop after the BSA policy change. Three years ago, I was forced to do something unfair. I had to resign my position as assistant scoutmaster at my…
Rank this Week: 55

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

    The Latest ISIL Support Prosecution Involving People Inside the United State

    The Latest ISIL Support Prosecution Involving People Inside the United State
    Another day, another ISIL material support case involving people within the United States.  Like most such cases, the story of Ahmed Mohammed El Gammal's alleged offense conduct involves social media.  Right now all that is out…
  • Aug 27

    Public and Private Cybersecurity After Wyndham

    Public and Private Cybersecurity After Wyndham
    For my money, Paul is probably correct in pointing to some long-run consequences of this week’s FTC v. Wyndham ruling. (Among other things, the decision concluded—quite correctly, in my view—that the Federal Trade…
  • Aug 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United States has confirmed that Junaid Hussain, an ISIS recruiter and hacker, was killed Tuesday in a targeted U.S. airstrike. According to the Wall Street Journal, Hussain was instrumental in ISIS’s online recruitment campaign of…
Rank this Week: 56

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

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

    Advisory arbitration

    Advisory arbitration
    Advisory arbitration Hannon v Westbury Union Free Sch. Dist. Bd. of Educ., 2015 NY Slip Op 06668, Appellate Division, Second Department“Advisory Arbitration”is typically viewed as a form of arbitration in which the decision of the…
  • Aug 26

    Governor Andrew Cuomo amends Executive Order No. 8-147 relating to the deaths of civilians caused by law enforcement officer

    Governor Andrew Cuomo amends Executive Order No. 8-147 relating to the deaths of civilians caused by law enforcement officer
    Governor Andrew Cuomo amends Executive Order No. 8-147 relating to the deaths of civilians caused by law enforcement officersOn July 8, 2015 Governor Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 8-147 appointing the New York State Attorney General as a…
  • Aug 25

    Free Speech Consequentialism – regulating harmful kinds of speech

    Free Speech Consequentialism – regulating harmful kinds of speech
    Free Speech Consequentialism – regulating harmful kinds of speech Source: the Adjunct LawProfs Law Blog [Posted by Judge Craig Estlinbaum, 130th Dist. Ct., Texas]Erica Goldberg, Esq. (Harvard: Climenko Fellow) has posted "Free Speech…
Rank this Week: 58

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Aug 26

    The Poor, Maligned Office of Civil Right

    The Poor, Maligned Office of Civil Right
    The first sentence of the article started that twitch that happens when it presages bad things to come. In response to alarming statistics indicating that sexual violence is widespread at colleges and universities—and growing pressure…
  • Aug 26

    A Judge’s Lament: Not Good Enough

    A Judge’s Lament: Not Good Enough
    The judge found the “cover-up worse than the crime,” which would seem to lead to the inexorable conclusion that if one had to be punished to be deterred, she would pick the cover-up.  And that’s where Louisville,…
  • Aug 25

    Jailhouse Lawyers, The Unicorn In The Next Cell

    Jailhouse Lawyers, The Unicorn In The Next Cell
    Shon Hopwood was a freak of nature.  How he was capable of such astounding success as a jailhouse lawyer is a mystery, but he was.  And so to the clueless eye, this means jailhouse lawyers are saviors of the downtrodden…
Rank this Week: 57

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: 59

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 26

    Phil Weiser, Claudio Grossman Stepping Down As Law Dean

    Phil Weiser, Claudio Grossman Stepping Down As Law Dean
    Deans Philip Weiser (Colorado Law) and Claudio Grossman (American Law) have announced that they will step down from their positions at the end of this school year.
  • Aug 26

    Call For Papers: ABA Criminal Justice Section Roundtable

    Call For Papers: ABA Criminal Justice Section Roundtable
    This just in: Call for Papers: 2015 ABA Criminal Justice Section Fall Institute Roundtables (Oct. 22) Once again, the ABA Criminal Justice Section Academics Committee will host work-in-progress roundtables at the annual Criminal Justice…
  • Aug 26

    LSAC and Applicants for Fall 2015

    LSAC and Applicants for Fall 2015
    A few weeks back there was some confusion about the LSAC's reporting of applicants for fall 2015 and percentage change from last year. LSAC has now clarified what was going on. Quoting now from the LSAC: As of 8/8/15, there...
Rank this Week: 60

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 27

    Suit against major car manufacturers alleging that keyless ignitions are deadly carbon monoxide hazard

    Suit against major car manufacturers alleging that keyless ignitions are deadly carbon monoxide hazard
    A 135-page class-action-complaint filed yesterday in federal court in Los Angeles alleges that the major car manufacturers are liable because their keyless ignition systems create a carbon monoxide hazard. This story by Jonathan Stempel…
  • Aug 27

    "How student loans help keep expensive schools in business"

    "How student loans help keep expensive schools in business"
    ...is the title of a Post op-ed questioning whether federal student loan assistance is most wisely allocated toward grad schools. The piece questions, in particular, low-rate loans for law students: Nowhere has Grad PLUS [the government's…
  • Aug 27

    Most expensive city to live in for families -- and its reason

    Most expensive city to live in for families -- and its reason
    The city is D.C., according to the Washington Post. The reason? The high cost of childcare. According to the article, childcare "can be as expensive as housing in some parts of the country." Here's the story, which breaks down cost...
Rank this Week: 61

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 26

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police

    Glare of video is shifting public’s view of police
    Jonathan Simon quoted in The New York Times, July 30, 2015 “The benefit of being able to hold police accountable in many situations where they are now largely immune is probably worth the cost alone,” said Jonathan Simon.…
  • Aug 26

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’

    Berkeley law professor: Huckabee’s reference to precedents ‘way off-base’
    Jesse Choper interviewed for The Garden City Telegram, July 31, 2015 Jesse Choper … said in a phone interview Friday that Huckabee’s statement was “way off-base,” adding, “it does rival Donald Trump. I think…
  • Aug 26

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain

    After crackdown on rights lawyers, China’s legal reform path uncertain
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, July 31, 2015 China’s current nationwide crackdown on “rights defense” (weiquan) lawyers is the strongest assault to date on a small number of pioneers who have struggled to…
Rank this Week: 62

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Aug 27

    Pilot Program Aims To Solve Child-Support Problem

    Pilot Program Aims To Solve Child-Support Problem
    It’s apparent that the child-support system in the United States is, at best, flawed. Perhaps the system’s biggest failing is how it treats low-income parents who lack the ability to pay. Once they fall behind on payments, even if…
  • Aug 26

    DadsDivorce Live: Reuniting Homeless Fathers With Their Kid

    DadsDivorce Live: Reuniting Homeless Fathers With Their Kid
    It’s hard enough for divorced fathers to maintain meaningful bonds with their children under the best of circumstances. For dads who find themselves in a dire financial situation and without a place to live, the situation is drastically…
  • Aug 25

    Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?

    Do Men Take Breakups Harder Than Women?
    Do men or women take breakups harder? New research suggests that women might experience more emotional turmoil after a split, but men have more difficulty recovering. Researchers from Binghamption University and University College London…
Rank this Week: 64

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    Washington Pork Outbreak Continue

    Washington Pork Outbreak Continue
    The Salmonella outbreak linked to pork products has grown to 134 cases in 10 counties around the state. Consumers are advised to cook pork thoroughly. The case count has continued to grow as state health officials work with Public Health…
  • Aug 26

    Listeria Test Causes Green Bean Recall

    Listeria Test Causes Green Bean Recall
    General Mills recalled a “limited quantity” of Cascadian Farm frozen green beans after a package of the product tested positive for listeria. No illnesses have been reported, General Mills said. Listeria is a bacteria that causes…
  • Aug 26

    Macadamia Nuts Recalled Over Salmonella Fear

    Macadamia Nuts Recalled Over Salmonella Fear
    Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA, is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The product is packaged in a plastic bag labeled as Jansal…
Rank this Week: 63

Law Library Letter

Law Library Letter

Summaries of recent Wyoming Supreme Court decisions and law library information. From the Wyoming State Law Library.

http://wyolawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 62

    Summary 2014 WY 62
    Summary of Decision May 14, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Reversed.Case Name: LEEKS CANYON RANCH, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; LEEKS CANYON, LLC, a Wyoming limited liability company; ELIZABETH LOCKHART and…
  • May 14

    Summary 2014 WY 61

    Summary 2014 WY 61
    Summary of Decision May 12, 2014Justice Davis delivered the opinion for the court. Affirmed. Case Name: IN THE MATTER OF THE WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIM OF: CHRISTINA S. HIRSCH, AN EMPLOYEE OF BORDER FOODS, INC. v. STATE OF WYOMING…
  • May 8

    Summary 2014 WY 60

    Summary 2014 WY 60
    Summary of Decision May 8, 2014Justice Fox delivered the opinion of the Court. Affirmed.Case Name: GILBERT ORTIZ, JR. v. THE STATE OF WYOMINGDocket Number: S-13-0127URL: http://www.courts.state.wy.us/Opinions.aspxAppeal from the District…
Rank this Week: 65

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

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL

    Kangaroo court in Waco: No reason needed to arrest packing pastor with CCL
    Gun ownership is on trial in Waco, so why aren't the NRA and all the open-carry advocates going nuts over what's happening in Waco regarding prosecutions from the the Twin Peaks biker massacre?In McLennan County, visiting Judge James Morgan…
  • Aug 23

    Overbuilt Texas county jails turned private prison boom into bust

    Overbuilt Texas county jails turned private prison boom into bust
    John MacCormack at the SA Express-News described in this morning's paper massive overbuilding at Texas county jails which has mostly gone unnoticed by the press and the public:In June 1995, Texas jails had 64,000 beds, and were operating at…
  • Aug 23

    Bad cops, bad puns, bad contracts, bad Democrats and other happy stories to cheer up your day

    Bad cops, bad puns, bad contracts, bad Democrats and other happy stories to cheer up your day
    Here are several items which merit readers' attention even if I don't have time to blog on the topics:If coverage in the Express-News is indicative, a community forum on civil rights and policing in San Antonio didn't at all focus on the…
Rank this Week: 67

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 66

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

    FTC Charges Activist Hedge Fund

    FTC Charges Activist Hedge Fund
    Yesterday [August 24, 2015], the Federal Trade Commission announced that Dan Loeb’s Third Point had settled a complaint charging violations of the notification and waiting period requirements of the Hart-Scott-Rodino…
  • Aug 27

    Unfinished Reform in the Global Financial System

    Unfinished Reform in the Global Financial System
    This paper offers a perspective on the challenges that the global financial system will face in the course of the next decade. While there has been significant progress since the financial crisis of 2007-2009 and the slow and uneven pressure…
  • Aug 26

    Court Strikes NYC’s “Responsible Banking Act”

    Court Strikes NYC’s “Responsible Banking Act”
    On August 7, 2015, in a 71-page opinion, Judge Katherine Polk Failla of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York struck down New York City Local Law 38 of 2012, entitled the “Responsible Banking Act”…
Rank this Week: 69

International Extradition Blog

International Extradition Blog

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

http://internationalextraditionblog.com/
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: 68

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Complains To NYT About Information Included In Book Review

    Novelist Mario Vargas Llosa Complains To NYT About Information Included In Book Review
    Via the Guardian: The celebrated writer Mario Vargas Llosa has complained to the New York Times via a letter to the editor that a recent review of his new book, Notes on the Death of Culture, included incorrect information that...
  • Aug 26

    A Bibliographic Literature Survey of IP Standard-Setting Organization

    A Bibliographic Literature Survey of IP Standard-Setting Organization
    Jorge L. Contreras, University of Utah College of Law, is publishing Patents, Technical Standards and Standards-Setting Organizations: A Survey of the Empirical, Legal and Economics Literature in 2 Research Handbook on the Economics of…
  • Aug 26

    The Copyright Jurisprudence of the ECJ

    The Copyright Jurisprudence of the ECJ
    Marcella Favale, Bournemouth University & University of Glasgow, Martin Kretschmer, University of Glasgow, and Paul L. C. Torremans, are publishing Is There a EU Copyright Jurisprudence? An Empirical Analysis of the Workings of the…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 72

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

    McAdams on Empathy and Masculinity in To Kill a Mockingbird

    McAdams on Empathy and Masculinity in To Kill a Mockingbird
    Richard H. McAdams (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Empathy and Masculinity in Harper Lee's to Kill a Mockingbird (Ch. 13 (pp. 239-261) in American Guy: Masculinity in American Law and Literature, edited by Saul Levmore and…
  • Aug 27

    Ram on DNA by the Entirety

    Ram on DNA by the Entirety
    Natalie Ram (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted DNA by the Entirety (115 Colum. L. Rev. 873 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The law fails to accommodate the inconvenient fact that an individual’s identifiable…
  • Aug 27

    Franks on Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontent

    Franks on Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontent
    Mary Anne Franks (University of Miami School of Law) has posted Where the Law Lies: Constitutional Fictions and Their Discontents (Law and Lies: Deception and Truth-Telling in the American Legal System, ed. Austin Sarat (Cambridge Univ. Press…
Rank this Week: 73

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Experiential Education in the Large Lecture Hall: Starting with Learning Objective

    Experiential Education in the Large Lecture Hall: Starting with Learning Objective
    In hopes that an old dog can learn new tricks, I've been experimenting the last few years with trying to build experiential learning opportunities into my lecture courses. My classes tend to be in... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 25

    Leo Strine's Greatest Hit?

    Leo Strine's Greatest Hit?
    Haskell Murray writes: In this interview, Delaware Supreme Court Chief Justice Leo Strine singles out C & J Energy Services, Inc. v. City of Miami General Employees’ ("Nabors"), 107 A.3d 1049... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Aug 25

    Remember Turkey Bingo? Here's Faculty Meeting Bingo

    Remember Turkey Bingo? Here's Faculty Meeting Bingo
    I really want to get some colleagues to play Faculty Meeting Bingo with me, because I loved Turkey Bingo. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 75

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

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

    PaleoLaw.

    PaleoLaw.
    Words matter. I have chosen mine poorly. I am here to correct my ways. For the longest time, I have written critically of “BigLaw,” as if size itself was the problem. To be sure, most large law firms suffer from the problem, but…
  • Aug 25

    Client Service Lessons from the Movies: Truth Revealed

    Client Service Lessons from the Movies: Truth Revealed
    Everyone says they are committed to client service.  Here is the truth:             No one has the chutzpah to speak as candidly as Rhett, but there’s the truth. The post Client Service Lessons from…
  • Aug 24

    What were they thinking?

    What were they thinking?
    I can’t even make stuff like this up. Lawyers and invoices are a toxic combination, but the AmLaw 200 firms that are responsible for these examples have people who are supposed to prevent the lawyers from revealing their invoicing…
Rank this Week: 74

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: 76

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: 77

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: 78

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    Criminal Prosecutions Get Serious as the Regulatory System Sinks to Its Knee

    Criminal Prosecutions Get Serious as the Regulatory System Sinks to Its Knee
    The food industry was rocked by last month’s news that the U.S. Probation Office for the Middle District of Georgia has recommended a life sentence for Stewart Parnell, former CEO of the Peanut Corporation of America (PCA), following…
  • Aug 26

    Study: No Reliable Scientific Evidence of Health Benefits From Raw Milk

    Study: No Reliable Scientific Evidence of Health Benefits From Raw Milk
    Raw milk may have a placebo effect if you’re paying $15 per gallon for it, but any other health claims are pure myth. At least that’s one of the conclusions one might come to after reading the July/August edition of…
  • Aug 26

    Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Risk

    Macadamia Nuts Recalled for Salmonella Risk
    Sid Wainer and Son of New Bedford, MA, is voluntarily recalling Jansal Valley brand Raw Macadamia Nuts because the product has the potential to be contaminated with Salmonella.  The product is packaged in a plastic bag labeled as Jansal…
Rank this Week: 79

The Legal Blog.in

The Legal Blog.in

Covers Indian court decisions.

http://www.legalblog.in/
  • Jul 27

    Jurisdiction in Intellectual Property Rights Cases : Law Explained

    Jurisdiction in Intellectual Property Rights Cases : Law Explained
    Justice Arun MisraSupreme Court of IndiaIn an important pronouncement, the Supreme Court in the case of Indian Performing Rights Society Ltd. v. Sanjay Dalia & Anr. (C.A. No. 10643-44/2010) has examined the provisions of S. 62 (2) of the…
  • Dec 4

    Review Jurisdiction : To be Sparingly Exercised

    Review Jurisdiction : To be Sparingly Exercised
    Justice P. SathasivamSupreme Court of IndiaThe Supreme Court in the case of Kamlesh Verma v. Mayawati & Ors. 2013 (8) SCC 320 has eruditely discussed the law relating to exercise of powers of review by a Civil court. While citing…
  • Apr 6

    Vicarious Liability under S. 138 Negotiable Instruments Act : Necessary Averments must be made in Complaint

    Vicarious Liability under S. 138 Negotiable Instruments Act : Necessary Averments must be made in Complaint
    Justice C.K. PrasadSupreme Court of IndiaThe Hon'ble Supreme Court in A.K. Singhania Vs. Gujarat State Fertilizer Co. Ltd. & Anr. has reiterated that a complaint under S. 138 read with S. 141 of the Negotiable Instruments Act must…
Rank this Week: 80

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 81

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Armors, Glory and... religion in a US trade mark clash

    Armors, Glory and... religion in a US trade mark clash
     This GreeKat learns from the Washington Post that US-based sports apparel company, Under Armour, has initiated trade mark infringement proceedings against Armor&Glory, a small company producing, in its own words, "inspirational…
  • Aug 27

    BGH: not so fast, look-alike fastener

    BGH: not so fast, look-alike fastener
    Whether features of a (usually three dimensional) sign that was formely protected by a patent can be the object of a valid trade mark registration has been the subject of quite a few decisions (see C-48-09 P (LEGO brick), IPKat…
  • Aug 27

    Thursday thingie

    Thursday thingie
    This Kat was delighted to see that the 12th edition of the Butterworths Intellectual Property Law Handbook is now published, though he was a little surprised to read about it online since he hasn't yet received his Consultant Editor's…
Rank this Week: 82

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 83

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

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

    NLRB Issues New Joint-Employer Test

    NLRB Issues New Joint-Employer Test
    Today, the NLRB issued a 3-2 decision in the long-awaited Browning-Ferris case. I'm heading off to class, so I haven't read the decision yet and will copy the Board's announcement: In a 3-2 decision involving Browning-Ferris Industries of…
  • Aug 22

    Are Yelp Reviewers "Employees"?

    Are Yelp Reviewers "Employees"?
    In an interesting decision, the Northern District of California (where the Uber and Lyft cases both arose) recently ruled that Yelp reviewers are not employees. This is true despite the allegations that the individuals were purportedly told…
  • Aug 20

    Record Payout in Workplace Accident

    Record Payout in Workplace Accident
    Many scholars -- as well as those in the labor and employment law community -- have lamented the inadequate remedies offered by OSHA. The recent Bumble Bee case represents one instance where a horrific workplace death took place at a...
Rank this Week: 89

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: 88

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 84

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

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

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 86

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

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

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

    New format opened April 14th

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

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

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

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

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 87

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
  • Mar 27

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."

    "America’s problem isn’t gay marriage; it’s marriage."
    Roger Simon argues that those among the gay/lesbian community who seek to get married are just as bourgeois as those middle class heterosexuals who want to get married.  These are people who are committed to what Simon…
  • Mar 26

    More on Gay Marriage

    More on Gay Marriage
    I have posted a few pieces on gay marriage on this site and including one before the election on the parade of horribles that a fair number of social conservatives raise when it comes to the issue.  If you are looking for one guy's…
Rank this Week: 85

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 90