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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by University of San Diego School of Law Dean & Professor of Law Kevin Cole, contributions by Professors Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    Buchhandler-Raphael on Overcriminalizing Speech

    Buchhandler-Raphael on Overcriminalizing Speech
    Michal Buchhandler-Raphael (Washington and Lee University School of Law) has posted Overcriminalizing Speech (Forthcoming, Volume 36 Cardozo Law Review 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Recent years have seen a significant expansion in the…
  • Apr 16

    Yackle on The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Case

    Yackle on The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Case
    Larry Yackle (Boston University School of Law) has posted The New Habeas Corpus in Death Penalty Cases (American University Law Review, 2014 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article offers the first systematic examination of…
  • Apr 15

    Christopher on Death Delayed

    Christopher on Death Delayed
    Russell Christopher (University of Tulsa College of Law) has posted Death Delayed Is Retribution Denied (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 99, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Does death row incarceration for upwards of thirty years or…
Rank this Week: 84

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

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

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Apr 16

    Allen to Introduce Bill Repealing Realty Transfer Fee

    Allen to Introduce Bill Repealing Realty Transfer Fee
    Senator Diane Allen (R-Burlington) is introducing legislation to repeal Realty Transfer Fees in New Jersey, in response to Gov. Chris Christie’s vow to eliminate this tax if given the opportunity. “When you sell your home in New…
  • Apr 16

    Video: Thompson Breaks Down Need for Legislative Select Committee to Investigate Abuses in Newark

    Video: Thompson Breaks Down Need for Legislative Select Committee to Investigate Abuses in Newark
    In the following video, Senator Sam Thompson (R-12) breaks down the need for the New Jersey Legislative Select Committee on Investigation to look into serious abuses of government power in Newark that were uncovered by the State Comptroller. …
  • Apr 14

    Kean: Failure to Extend Arbitration Cap Cripples Bipartisan Reforms to Curb Property Tax Growth

    Kean: Failure to Extend Arbitration Cap Cripples Bipartisan Reforms to Curb Property Tax Growth
    Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean Jr., (R-Union, Somerset, Morris) issued the following statement today after joining Governor Christie, state and local elected leaders in urging the Assembly Majority to take action on legislation extending…
Rank this Week: 929

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Whistleblower Qui Tam Lawyer Blog

Provides updates and commentary on whistleblower cases. By McCabe Rabin, P.A.

http://www.whistleblowerquitamlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 868

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Go West, Young Man!

    Go West, Young Man!
    And we're not talking Naples/Ft. Myers.From the Intrepid One ©Carlton Fields Jorden Burt has opened an office in Los Angeles—its 11th nationally—with two shareholders from Steptoe and Johnson.In a statement, firm president…
  • Apr 16

    3d DCA Watch -- Somebody Got the Kozel Factors Right!

    3d DCA Watch -- Somebody Got the Kozel Factors Right!
    Could this be a first in our multi-year coverage of the bunker?A trial court getting the Kozel factors right, and properly applying them?Following the hearing on the motion, the court announced its findings on the record and rendered an order…
  • Apr 15

    Read the Bar Complaint Against Maria Elena Perez.

    Read the Bar Complaint Against Maria Elena Perez.
    Here is the formal bar complaint against Maria Elena Perez arising from that whole Nevin Shapiro/UM/NCAA mishagas.Remember kids, these are just allegations.
Rank this Week: 223

Oral Arguments

Oral Arguments

From the Eighth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.

http://www.ca8.uscourts.gov
Rank this Week: 395

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 40

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
Rank this Week: 98

Seattle University Law Library…

Seattle University Law Library INFO

Covers legal news, legal research and library news.

http://lawlibraryblog.seattleu.edu/
  • Apr 16

    Library Artwork: “Aspiration” and “Contemplation”: The Colors and Shapes of Jacob Lawrence

    Library Artwork: “Aspiration” and “Contemplation”: The Colors and Shapes of Jacob Lawrence
    One of the most celebrated African-American artists of the twentieth century, Jacob Lawrence, was born in 1917 in Atlantic City. His parents divorced early in his childhood and he eventually joined his mother in Harlem. He took an immediate…
  • Apr 15

    Debate Map: Russia’s Use of Force in Ukraine

    Debate Map: Russia’s Use of Force in Ukraine
    Oxford University Press is hosting a webpage that looks at the arguments surrounding the use of force in both the international and domestic context.
  • Apr 15

    New and Notable: The Good Lord Bird

    New and Notable: The Good Lord Bird
    James McBride, The Good Lord Bird (Penguin Group, 2013) LAW – Walkover Collection (2nd Floor) PS3613.C28G66 2013 Henry Shackleford is a young slave living in the Kansas Territory in 1857, when the region is a battleground between anti-…
Rank this Week: 815

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Thematic Focus: Protection at Sea, esp. in the Mediterranean

    Thematic Focus: Protection at Sea, esp. in the Mediterranean
    News:Migrants: Parliament Approves Search and Rescue Rules to Prevent Deaths at Sea (European Parliament, 16 April 2014) [access]- "New search and rescue rules to clarify how border guards serving in Frontex sea operations should deal with…
  • Apr 16

    New ETD

    New ETD
    (ETD = Electronic Theses & Dissertations)Analysing Visual Representations in the North Korean Refugee Movement for Social Change and Justice, Thesis (Malmö University, Jan. 2014) [text]Conditional Belonging: Listening to…
  • Apr 15

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items, esp. Regional Institution

    Thematic Focus: Law/Policy Items, esp. Regional Institution
    Conscientious Objection to Military Service, Written Statement Submitted by FWCC to the 25th Session of the Human Rights Council (Friends World Committee for Consultation, Feb. 2014) [text via Quaker UN Office]Edward Snowden and the Right to…
Rank this Week: 557

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    Legislative Research webinar serie

    Legislative Research webinar serie
    ProQuest is hosting a series of webinars on "Using Legislative History to Find Legislative Intent" using the Congressional database meant especially for law students. This 90-minute session is designed for the summer associate, judicial,…
  • Apr 16

    New from the GPO: Baseball!

    New from the GPO: Baseball!
    We just got the latest monthly list of New Titles from the Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.  One of this month's new eBooks published by the GPO is Baseball: the national pastime in the National Archives.  It's got a lot of…
  • Apr 14

    Heartbleed hints: do you need to change your passwords?

    Heartbleed hints: do you need to change your passwords?
    "Heartbleed" is a recently discovered internet security threat that has affected many websites.  Mashable has published a list of popular sites and information about whether you need to change your password for these sites. For example,…
Rank this Week: 224

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 16

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi

    Engaging the Writings of Martti Koskenniemi
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis Last Spring, Temple Law School was pleased to host a two day workshop on the scholarship of one of international law’s true giants – Martti Koskenniemi (simply put, I’m a big fan).…
  • Apr 15

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial

    The Not Very Persuasive International Law Arguments in Favor of the Iran Visa Denial
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I think it is fair to say that when Kevin and I agree on a legal question, there is a good chance there is a lunar eclipse happening or some other rare astronomical phenomenon occurring somewhere.  But…
  • Apr 15

    Disaster Displacement: Gaps in International Norm

    Disaster Displacement: Gaps in International Norm
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon There is an interesting interview with Professor Walter Kahlin, former Representative of the UN Secretary-General on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, on disaster displacement over at the…
Rank this Week: 23

International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
Rank this Week: 189

Hunton Employment & Labor Law…

Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives

Analyzes and covers developments in employment and labor issues. By Hunton & Williams.

http://www.huntonlaborblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Recent Executive Action Relies on Wage Transparency To Further Pay Equity Agenda

    Recent Executive Action Relies on Wage Transparency To Further Pay Equity Agenda
    On April 8, 2014, in recognition of National Equal Pay Day, President Obama continued to advance his wage equality agenda by focusing on wage transparency through Executive Order on Non-Retaliation for Disclosure of Compensation Information…
  • Apr 16

    IRS Guidance Issued On The Effect of The Windsor Decision On Retirement Plan

    IRS Guidance Issued On The Effect of The Windsor Decision On Retirement Plan
    Plan sponsors now have additional answers to some of their questions about the effect of the Windsor decision on retirement plans. Notice 2014-19, released on April 4, 2014, provides guidance concerning the application (including retroactive…
  • Apr 9

    Fifth Circuit Delivers Some Bad News For Employer Confidentiality Policie

    Fifth Circuit Delivers Some Bad News For Employer Confidentiality Policie
    We have been reporting in this space for the better part of a year about the uptick in NLRB enforcement activity in non-union workplaces.  One of the Board’s most noteworthy – and controversial – areas of focus has been…
Rank this Week: 676

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates,…

Nirenstein, Horowitz & Associates, P.C. Blog

Covers Connecticut estate planning, probate and elder law.

http://www.preserveyourestate.net/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Inheritance Tax Vs. Estate Tax

    Inheritance Tax Vs. Estate Tax
    A lot of people think that an estate tax and an inheritance tax are one and the same, but in fact they are two different things and we would like to clear up the distinctions here. The estate tax is levied on the entirety of the estate before…
  • Apr 14

    What Is Your Net Worth?

    What Is Your Net Worth?
    Financial planning attorneys will advise you to remain apprised of your net worth at all times. There are a number of different reasons for this, and one of them is the fact that you need to know exactly where you are in the present to…
  • Apr 11

    The Estate of Ed Koch

    The Estate of Ed Koch
    The former mayor of the city of New York Ed Koch died on February 1st at the age of 88. He actually served three terms as the mayor of the city after serving as a member of the United States House of Representatives. More often than not you…
Rank this Week: 793

Los Angeles Intellectual Property…

Los Angeles Intellectual Property Trademark Attorney Blog

Includes topics such as copyright litigation, licensing, patent litigation, TTAB, trademark applications, and trademark litigation. By Los Angeles, California intellectual property lawyer, Milord A. Keshishian.

http://www.iptrademarkattorney.com/
  • Apr 16

    Flying Fairy Toys Engaged In Copyright And Trade Dress Infringement Lawsuit

    Flying Fairy Toys Engaged In Copyright And Trade Dress Infringement Lawsuit
    Flying toy manufacturer, Spin Master, is suing its former technology company and its new business affiliates for allegedly infringing Spin Master’s Flutterbye flying toy fairy’s copyrights and trade dress by selling the competing Starfly…
  • Apr 9

    Mickey Mouse May Sue DJ Deadmau5 Over Mouse-Head Trademark Application

    Mickey Mouse May Sue DJ Deadmau5 Over Mouse-Head Trademark Application
    Disney’s trademark attorneys sought an extension of time at the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office’s Trademark Trial & Appeal Board while they review their options in legally challenging DJ Deadmau5’s application to register his…
  • Apr 3

    Presenting At Bridgeport's Trade Secret Seminar

    Presenting At Bridgeport's Trade Secret Seminar
    I have the pleasure of speaking tomorrow at Bridgeport Continuing Education's trade secret seminar, "Prosecuting and Defending Corporate Raiding, Customer Trade Secret, & Employee Mobility Cases." For a list of the distinguished…
Rank this Week: 264

Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Apr 16

    Unlimited access to 33,000 video resources now available to UK educator

    Unlimited access to 33,000 video resources now available to UK educator
    “Alexander Street Press has forged an agreement with Jisc to provide access to video resources for colleges and universities in the UK using the publisher’s popular evidence-based acquisition (EBA) model. The EBA agreement…
  • Apr 16

    New Data: More than 90% of U.S. Public Libraries Have Used E-rate

    New Data: More than 90% of U.S. Public Libraries Have Used E-rate
    “With more than $36 billion dollars of discounts provided to date, the Universal Service Schools and Libraries Program, commonly known as “E-rate,” helps schools and libraries acquire Internet access and telecommunication…
  • Apr 16

    E.L. Doctorow Awarded American Fiction Prize

    E.L. Doctorow Awarded American Fiction Prize
    “E. L. Doctorow, author of such critically acclaimed novels as “Ragtime,” “World’s Fair,” “Billy Bathgate,” “The March” and his current novel, “Andrew’s Brain,” is…
Rank this Week: 729

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
  • Apr 16

    After 17 Years, I'm Bringing My Little Sister Home from Prison

    After 17 Years, I'm Bringing My Little Sister Home from Prison
    When we were little, we used to tell our mama she had good ears. My little sister and I would whisper under the covers in our bed after lights out, and somehow mom could always hear us. She'd tell us to quit talking and go to sleep. Tomorrow…
  • Apr 16

    Photographers' Rights At Issue As Arizona Community Rises Up Against "Occupying Army" of Border Patrol Agent

    Photographers' Rights At Issue As Arizona Community Rises Up Against "Occupying Army" of Border Patrol Agent
    The ACLU of Arizona today sent a letter to the U.S. Border Patrol demanding that the agency immediately stop interfering with the First Amendment rights of the residents of Arivaca, Arizona, to protest and to photograph government activities…
  • Apr 16

    Why Everyone Should Read This Week's Cosmo. No, Seriously.

    Why Everyone Should Read This Week's Cosmo. No, Seriously.
    This isn't a blog about the top ten kissing tips for spring. And it's not a blog making fun of the magazine that usually delivers such tips. This is a blog applauding Cosmopolitan for taking a firm stance against criminalizing pregnant women.…
Rank this Week: 97

Boalt Bulletin Board

Boalt Bulletin Board

An online forum for non-event announcements. From Berkeley Law.

http://bbb.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 16

    Summer sublet

    Summer sublet
    As a 3rd year JSP student, I am leaving to Chile to start my dissertation fieldwork. During my absence, my partner, a male PhD student at the Energy and Resources Group (ERG) is looking to share the apartment with a kind and clean roommate…
  • Apr 2

    Law clerk for solo family law office in Oakland

    Law clerk for solo family law office in Oakland
    Seeking applications for part-time, hourly law clerk/research/writing position in high quality, solo practice family law firm, which is located in downtown Oakland. Great views of Lake Merritt, great mentoring and training, great clients.…
  • Apr 1

    Publish with the Berkeley Journal of International Law

    Publish with the Berkeley Journal of International Law
    The Berkeley Journal of International Law is currently accepting student note submissions for the Fall 2014 Issue! The deadline for Fall 2014 is May 22, 2014. All current 2Ls, 3Ls, LLM and PhD students are encouraged to submit papers on…
Rank this Week: 748

Koehler Law

Koehler Law

Uses topical issues to examine different crimes in Washington, D.C. Discusses individual crimes and defense strategies. Ruminates on the challenges of law practice and being a solo practitioner. By Jamison Koehler.

http://koehlerlaw.net
  • Apr 16

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination

    On the Benefits of Restraint During Cross-Examination
    I am sitting in JM-15 watching Jessica Willis of the Public Defender Service cross-examine a police officer during a probable cause hearing. Willis is firm with the officer. She is also pleasant, reasonable and restrained. At one point the…
  • Apr 15

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam

    Killer Question on Cross-Exam
  • Apr 13

    Ralph Who? The Basketball Great You’ve Never Heard Of

    Ralph Who? The Basketball Great You’ve Never Heard Of
    In 1981, John Thompson was able to convince two of the top high school basketball players in the nation to come to D.C. to play for Georgetown. Landing either recruit would have been a major accomplishment; getting both seemed too good to be…
Rank this Week: 714

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Apr 16

    Earth Month Tip: Fix a leak

    Earth Month Tip: Fix a leak
    Water conservation helps save energy and reduces carbon pollution. Fixing small household leaks can make a huge difference. Small leaks can add up to gallons of water lost every day. Household leaks can waste more than 1 trillion gallons…
  • Apr 15

    Earth Month Tip: Run your dishwasher with a full load only

    Earth Month Tip: Run your dishwasher with a full load only
    Make the most efficient use of your dishwasher’s energy and water consumption and run the dishwasher only when you have enough dirty dishes accumulated for a full load. Running your dishwasher with a full load only can prevent100 pounds…
  • Apr 14

    Earth Month Tip: Try a programmable thermostat

    Earth Month Tip: Try a programmable thermostat
    Heating and cooling accounts for almost half your energy bill – about $1,000 a year! A programmable thermostat is one of the easiest ways you can save energy in your home and help reduce carbon pollution. An Energy Star qualified…
Rank this Week: 201

IT-Lex

IT-Lex

Technology law blog with eyes on eDiscovery, social media, data security and privacy, piracy and copyrights.

http://it-lex.org/
Rank this Week: 533

Bankruptcy Topics

Bankruptcy Topics

Covers consumer bankruptcy laws in Massachusetts and New Hampshire. By Doug Beaton.

http://www.douglasbeaton.com
  • Apr 16

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt

    Open season for shooting down old tax debt
    With April 15th of 2014 in the rear view mirror, it is now open season on discharging 2010 income tax debts (both state and federal) in bankruptcy court. Income taxes may not be usually dischargeable in bankruptcy, but the rules change once…
  • Apr 11

    Counting time backwards in bankruptcy court

    Counting time backwards in bankruptcy court
    If you have had wages garnished by a creditor, you certainly might be interested in ways to get some of all of that money back so you can spend it. Filing a bankruptcy case may do the trick, due to a technical portion of the Bankruptcy Code…
  • Mar 25

    Trying to eliminate divorce lawyer’s fee in bankruptcy

    Trying to eliminate divorce lawyer’s fee in bankruptcy
    Debtors who have outstanding bills for legal fees at the time they file a bankruptcy case should include those bills on their bankruptcy schedules and seek to discharge them. Almost always this works out fine. Your own bills for legal work…
Rank this Week: 639

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Professors Richard Bales, Jeffrey M. Hirsch and Marcia L. McCormick.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 16

    RIP Jack Dunsford

    RIP Jack Dunsford
    I'm sorry to report that John E. (Jack) Dunsford passed away earlier this week. Jack was emeritus at SLU, and the entire community here will miss him greatly. Jack was a beloved colleague, a wonderful teacher, and a preeminent scholar...
  • Apr 16

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review

    Bauries on Academic Freedom and on Supreme Court Review
    Scott Bauries (Kentucky) has posted two new papers on TWEN. the first is Individual Academic Freedom: An Ordinary Concern of the First Amendment, which Scott says he views as Part I of what he sees as a three-part series directed...
  • Apr 16

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal

    AALS Contracts Section Call for Proposal
    Nancy Kim (California Western), chair of the AALS Contracts section sends along this call for proposals for the annual meeting which might be of interest to the many readers of the blog: CALL FOR PROPOSALS ASSOCIATION OF AMERICAN LAW…
Rank this Week: 133

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Fort Worth Injury Attorney Blog

Features accident news, traffic laws, and personal injury verdicts and settlements. By William K. Berenson.

http://www.fortworthinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Bad Day For Some Dallas Judge

    Bad Day For Some Dallas Judge
    Dallas County has excellent judges and it is always a pleasure appearing before them. But today was not the best day for several in the press. Criminal District Judge Etta Mullin told a Dallas lawyer that he could not appear in her court…
  • Apr 15

    Dallas Hit-And-Run Kills Teenager, Seriously Injures His Mother

    Dallas Hit-And-Run Kills Teenager, Seriously Injures His Mother
    Here's a hearbreaking story from the M Streets neighborhood: a Dallas hit-and-run this morning tragically took the life of a young man, Ethan Vasquez, who was 13 years old. His mother, Sandy, age 40, was critically injured. My prayers go…
  • Apr 11

    Should Seat Belt Use Be Considered In A Personal Injury Trial?

    Should Seat Belt Use Be Considered In A Personal Injury Trial?
    Of course I'm in favor of wearing seat belts, but not that long ago here in Texas a lot of people weren't. The decision to wear one was a personal -- even emotional -- one. Many people considered them a nuisance and an unjustified intrusion…
Rank this Week: 721

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 16

    Protection De La Vie Privée Au Canada: Finalement, Des Dents Plus Longues!

    Protection De La Vie Privée Au Canada: Finalement, Des Dents Plus Longues!
    À Québec aujourd’hui et demain, au Château Laurier, a lieu le 22e Congrès annuel des conseillers en accès à l’information et en protection de la vie privée (programme). Me Chantal…
  • Apr 16

    Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!

    Calling All Innovative Lawyers, Law Firms and Other Legal Service Providers!
    Have you developed a new and better way to serve your clients, a breakthrough way to find new business, or a truly innovative way to value and sell your services? If so, you deserve recognition from your legal industry peers, colleagues and…
  • Apr 16

    10 Tips for Safe Pro Bono

    10 Tips for Safe Pro Bono
    Access to justice is an ongoing problem across Canada and the call is out for lawyers to contribute to the solution. Late last fall, the Canadian Bar Association’s Task Force on Access to Justice issued a final report, Envisioning Equal…
Rank this Week: 26

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
Rank this Week: 57

IPWatchdog

IPWatchdog

Offers insights on current developments in the intellectual property space, and discusses patent, trademark, trade secret and copyright information and news.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com/
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Decision in Lavabit

    Fourth Circuit Decision in Lavabit
    Readers will recall the Lavabit case in the Fourth Circuit, which I earlier described here, and here.  Lavabit ran an encrypted email service allegedly used for communication by Edward Snowden.  As part of its investigation, the US…
  • Apr 16

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Yesterday evening, the NYPD announced that it would shutter the Demographics Unit, the controversial program that sent plainclothes detectives to collect information about Muslim communities in the New York City area. The program has been…
  • Apr 16

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #15: An Interview with Daniel Sutherland

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #15: An Interview with Daniel Sutherland
    In this week’s episode, we explore the latest FOIA tussle between the FBI and ACLU over NSA and the dog-bites-man story of Larry Klayman losing another long-shot appeal. This Week in NSA focuses on the Bloomberg story claiming that the…
Rank this Week: 367

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
Rank this Week: 322

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. By Professors David A. Brennan and Darryll K. Jones.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Apr 16

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)

    Political Activity Regulations Will Be Re-Written Again . . . and Again (from scratch!)
    Let's face it, any attempt at regulating political activity by grass roots organizations, charitable or otherwise, is bound to fail. Why? Because nobody has ever explained why engaging in political speech is not a public good, less deserving…
  • Apr 15

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption

    Interesting Source Documents re: 501(c)(4) application for exemption
    One of the few beneficial effects of the faux scandal regarding the IRS' treatment of 501(c)(4) entities is likely to be public access to lots of stuff that would otherwise not be accessible. Stuff that might be useful for someone...
  • Apr 15

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey

    Nonprofit Finance Fund: State of the Nonprofit Sector Survey
    New York – April 7, 2014– The economic recovery is not offering signs of relief for the nonprofit sector, and many organizations are now looking to new models of funding, according to the results of the Nonprofit Finance Fund’s 2014...
Rank this Week: 771

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Apr 16

    Negligence Claim Dismissed Following Vehicle / Sled Collision

    Negligence Claim Dismissed Following Vehicle / Sled Collision
    Reasons for judgement were released today (Scott v. Brown) by the BC Court of Appeal addressing motorist liability following a vehicle collision with a two children who were “riding their sled westbound on 4th Street (in Nakusp, BC)…
  • Apr 15

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Mild, Chronic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment For Mild, Chronic Thoracic Outlet Syndrome
    In the latest addition to this site’s Thoracic Outlet Syndrome caselaw database, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, New Westminster Registry, assessing damages for mild but chronic TOS. In this…
  • Apr 14

    Court Finds Dr. Koch “To Be More of An Advocate For ICBC”

    Court Finds Dr. Koch “To Be More of An Advocate For ICBC”
    Adding to this site’s archived posts highlighting judicially rejected expert witness evidence reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Victoria Registry, criticizing the evidence of a defense medical…
Rank this Week: 163

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

http://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 99

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 16

    HSA and LTCi: What a match!

    HSA and LTCi: What a match!
    Long term readers know that we're big fans of both Health Savings Accounts (HSAs) and Long Term Care insurance (LTCi). What a lot of folks may not know, though, is that these two seemingly unrelated risk-management tools can actually work…
  • Apr 14

    You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave

    You Can Check Out But You Can Never Leave
    As we posted before, sometimes getting OUT of Obamacare is as difficult as getting in. Well, it get's worse.A fellow agent in the midwest has two clients that are turning 65 and would like to get OUT of Obamacare and INTO Medicare.But…
  • Apr 14

    Pesach 5774 / Passover 2014

    Pesach 5774 / Passover 2014
    Tonight marks the first evening of Passover, and the first of the two traditional meals called "seders" ("seder" means "order"). It's a ritual and a meal, and commemorates the end of the Israelites' 400 year stint as slaves to the Egyptians.I…
Rank this Week: 14

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 16

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Contempt Against Lavabit, Doesn’t Decide Gov’t Access to Encryption Key
    Today the Fourth Circuit refrained from deciding the first legal challenge to government seizure of the master encryption keys that secure our communications with web sites and email servers.  Nevertheless, the Court upheld contempt of…
  • Apr 10

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue

    ECPA reform is not just a U.S. issue
    If US law enforcement officers want to access your private emails, they need to follow the requirements in the Electronic Communications Privacy Act.  ECPA is an old and imperfect piece of legislation.  Industry and civil society…
  • Apr 10

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB

    My Comments On NSA Spying to PCLOB
    Today I filed comments with the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board (PCLOB) in connection with its hearing on section 702 of the FISA Amendments Act. That law is the legal basis for the PRISM surveillance program and involves…
Rank this Week: 28

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Apr 16

    Divorce and Taxe

    Divorce and Taxe
    After a divorce, you want to prepare for the possibility of a major financial blow from the IRS. According to Reuters, filing taxes after divorce or separate can be trickier than when you were together, and may result in costly expenses.…
  • Apr 15

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?

    Student Loans After Divorce: Who's Responsible?
    Marriage involves sharing everything, including debt. For many young couples, student loans are a significant debt that will follow a husband or wife into the marriage. According to the Wall Street Journal, in 2012, college students who took…
  • Apr 14

    Considering Collaborative Divorce

    Considering Collaborative Divorce
    Collaborative divorce is an easier way to settle divorce cases. If you are planning to split from your spouse, a collaborative divorce can make the process smoother while keeping your children out of the court room and keeping tension at a…
Rank this Week: 889

Real Estate and Construction Law…

Real Estate and Construction Law Blog

Up-to-date information on real estate, construction, environmental, and land use law. By Sheppard Mullin.

http://www.realestatelanduseandenvironmentallaw.com/
Rank this Week: 200

Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Maryland Nursing Home Lawyer Blog

Covers nursing home injuries, negligence and legislation. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandnursinghomelawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Nursing Home Residents Bring Class Action for Preventable Hepatitis C Outbreak

    Nursing Home Residents Bring Class Action for Preventable Hepatitis C Outbreak
    Two nursing home residents in North Dakota are alleging that the nursing home they resided in provided negligent care resulting in a Hepatitis C outbreak. According to a report by McKnight’s Long-Term Care and Assisted Living, forty-four…
  • Apr 9

    Maryland Nurse Convicted of Sexual Abuse Against Pregnant Patient

    Maryland Nurse Convicted of Sexual Abuse Against Pregnant Patient
    In truly disturbing news out of Ohio earlier this week, a Maryland man was convicted of abusing a patient after having unwanted sexual contact with a pregnant patient. He plead guilty to the charge and is now serving his sentence...
  • Apr 2

    Nursing Home Employee Facing Assault Charges for the Abuse of a Resident

    Nursing Home Employee Facing Assault Charges for the Abuse of a Resident
    Earlier this month in Pennsylvania, a nursing home employee was charged with the assault of an elderly patient for whom she was in charge of caring for. According to a report by a local news agency, the nursing home employee...
Rank this Week: 467

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police

    5 Things To Do - And Not To Do - If You Are Pulled Over By Police
    The experienced traffic attorneys at Wallin & Klarich explain five things you should, and shouldn't do if you are pulled over by a police officer.
  • Apr 14

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera

    Smile, You’re on Red Light Camera
    Many California drivers have attempted to appeal their red light ticket in court. Soon the courts will decide whether or not red light tickets will be admissible or not throughout the entire state.
  • Apr 11

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?

    Did Actor James Franco Entice a Minor for Sex on Instagram?
    Last week Hollywood actor James Franco flirted with a 17 year old through the social media app, Instagram. What would be the consequences of his actions if they occurred in California?
Rank this Week: 485

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 306

The Brand Protection Blog

The Brand Protection Blog

Covers developments and trends in all areas of the law that impact brands, including the creation, promotion and protection of branded products and services. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://brandprotection.nortonrosefulbright.com/
Rank this Week: 975

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 16

    Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Key

    Snowden’s Email Provider Loses Appeal Over Encryption Key
    A federal appeals court has upheld a contempt citation against the founder of the defunct secure e-mail company Lavabit, finding that the weighty internet privacy issues he raised on appeal should have been brought up earlier in the legal…
  • Apr 15

    Obama: NSA Must Reveal Bugs Like Heartbleed, Unless They Help the NSA

    Obama: NSA Must Reveal Bugs Like Heartbleed, Unless They Help the NSA
    According to Obama, any flaws that have "a clear national security or law enforcement" use can be kept secret and exploited.
  • Apr 11

    Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Year

    Report: NSA Exploited Heartbleed to Siphon Passwords for Two Year
    The NSA knew about and exploited the Heartbleed vulnerability for two years before it was publicly exposed this week, and used it to steal account passwords and other data, according to a news report.
Rank this Week: 20

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Apr 16

    $$$$ 2014 Carole Bailey Scholarship $$$$

    $$$$ 2014 Carole Bailey Scholarship $$$$
    The U.S. Court of Federal Claims Bar Association will award at least one annual law student scholarship of up to $5,000.00, in honor of the Court’s former Chief Deputy Clerk of Administrative Services, Carole Bailey.  Applications…
  • Apr 15

    What Do Librarians Do?

    What Do Librarians Do?
      Quite a lot actually.  A recent article by Rebecca Tischler points out some of the things librarians do.  This article lists five things that librarians do / are: teachers, tech savy, advertisers, event planners and…
  • Apr 15

    Brain Cells Die from Law School Stress, Neuroscientists Say

    Brain Cells Die from Law School Stress, Neuroscientists Say
    Law school stress can take an enormous toll on cognitive capacity, literally killing off brain cells and inhibiting learning. The bad news continues into the workforce: as a profession, lawyers suffer from depression at three times the rate…
Rank this Week: 727

Maryland Motorcycle Accident…

Maryland Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers Maryland bicycle and motorcycle accidents. By Lebowitz & Mzhen.

http://www.marylandmotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 16

    Another Motorcyclist Killed By Driver Who Failed to Yield the Right of Way

    Another Motorcyclist Killed By Driver Who Failed to Yield the Right of Way
    In an accident earlier this week out of Missouri, a 41-year-old man was killed when an elderly driver proceeded to make a left turn on a steady green light, cutting off a motorcyclist. According to a report by the t....
  • Apr 9

    Motorcyclist and His Passenger Die in Collision with Pick-Up Truck; Fault Still Undetermined

    Motorcyclist and His Passenger Die in Collision with Pick-Up Truck; Fault Still Undetermined
    Earlier last month in Nevada, near Lake Tahoe, two motorcyclists died when the motorcycle was involved in a collision with a Chevy Silverado truck. According to a report by local news agency KOLO8, the accident occurred shortly after 10:30…
  • Apr 2

    Man Charged with Murder After Fatal Motorcycle Accident

    Man Charged with Murder After Fatal Motorcycle Accident
    Earlier this week in California, a man was arrested for murder for his involvement in the motorcycle accident death of another 23-year-old man. According to a report by CBS, the victim was in the armed services and had just returned...
Rank this Week: 918

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/
  • Apr 16

    The American Presidency and Partisan Conflict

    The American Presidency and Partisan Conflict
    In my previous post, I observed that reserving all of the presidential power for one side of the political aisle denies representation to half the country, a serious problem in itself. It also causes other problems. In particular, a one-party…
  • Apr 16

    Hydrofracking and "Home Rule" Principle as a Canon of Statutory Construction

    Hydrofracking and "Home Rule" Principle as a Canon of Statutory Construction
    The dispute over hydraulic fracturing ("hydrofracking" to its critics) in New York State will finally be resolved in a showdown before the Court of Appeals this June. The question in Norse Energy v. Town of Dryden is whether the…
  • Apr 16

    I want my Westlaw Classic

    I want my Westlaw Classic
    Oh yes I do! Sure, I feel about as outdated as this commercial in saying so, but Westlaw is now telling me that Classic database is disappearing in about two months, and I'm not happy. I tried to use WestlawNext when it first came out. The…
Rank this Week: 212

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Apr 16

    Blog Post: EPA Finalizes Rule Tightening Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standard

    Blog Post: EPA Finalizes Rule Tightening Vehicle Emissions and Fuel Standard
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has released a final rule that establishes stricter standards for motor vehicle exhaust emissions and the sulfur content of gasoline. The new “Tier 3” standards represent a holistic…
  • Apr 15

    Blog Post: EU Parliament Approves €22B Innovation Investment Package

    Blog Post: EU Parliament Approves €22B Innovation Investment Package
    The European Parliament on Tuesday approved a package of public-private research partnerships worth up to €22 billion (US$30.4 billion) in areas such as innovative medicine, aeronautics, bio-based industries, fuel cells and hydrogen,…
  • Apr 15

    Blog Post: Utah Has Best 2014 Economic Outlook, NY Ranked Last

    Blog Post: Utah Has Best 2014 Economic Outlook, NY Ranked Last
    Due to low tax and light spending policies, Utah topped the American Legislative Exchange Council's list of states with the best 2014 economic outlook, and New York's high tax rates earned it a last-place ranking on the list.
Rank this Week: 452