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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/
Rank this Week: 60

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 5

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Brown's Bill Helps his Crime Initiative:  Dan Walters has this piece in the Sac Bee about a bill California Gov. Jerry Brown signed last week in which he effectively gave himself an extension on his crime initiative and incentivized…
  • May 4

    The Scalia Legacy

    The Scalia Legacy
    The Constitution Center in Philadelphia yesterday hosted a discussion of the legacy of Justice Antonin Scalia, by anyone's reckoning a genius, a spectacular writer, and one of the most influential Justices of my lifetime.My wife, Hon. Lee…
  • May 4

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Convicted Sex Offender Arrested After Multiple Deportations:  An illegal immigrant from Mexico with multiple state and federal convictions was arrested in Utah by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) for failing to register as…
Rank this Week: 326

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • May 5

    Our May Photo Scrapbook

    Our May Photo Scrapbook
    Enjoy these fun photos from recent events.
  • May 5

    New York Representative Seeks Ethics Reform

    New York Representative Seeks Ethics Reform
    Rep. Steve McLaughlin is seeking bipartisan support for a package of ethics reform bills. The bills seek reform on multiple Continued on Next Page
  • May 5

    See Us in Person!

    See Us in Person!
    Here is our May/June calendar. If you are attending any of the coming events, please stop by and say hello! Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 834

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • May 5

    It’s Air Quality Awareness Week. How Can You Be Aware of Your Air Quality?

    It’s Air Quality Awareness Week. How Can You Be Aware of Your Air Quality?
    By Bob Kelly There are at least three levels of air quality data you can use in everyday life: neighborhood data, sidewalk data and right-where-you-are data. (Data from satellites are interesting, but not used so much on a day-to-day,…
  • May 5

    Sensor Technology for the 21st Century

    Sensor Technology for the 21st Century
    By Joel Creswell, Ph.D.  Small businesses are engines of innovation. They have the flexibility to take risks and try new things. The federal government harnesses some of this ingenuity through the Small Business Innovation Research and…
  • May 5

    How’s Rock Creek?

    How’s Rock Creek?
    By Mary Schollhamer A hidden gem in Washington, DC is Rock Creek Park. Less than a mile from my home, Rock Creek Park is a 1,754-acre oasis, whose meadows and forest are home to coyotes, deer, foxes, raccoons, beavers, hawks, and – our…
Rank this Week: 219

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    The Economist is at it again (when it comes to patents)

    The Economist is at it again (when it comes to patents)
    Last August, The Economist attracted wide-spread attention with its cover story, "Set Innovation Free", here and here, in which it aggressively attacked the patent system as too often inimical to innovation. This Kat took issue with the…
  • May 5

    BREAKING! Italy nears UPC ratification with government approval of draft bill

    BREAKING! Italy nears UPC ratification with government approval of draft bill
    The AmeriKat getting ready to visitItaly's Italian UPC division After a sunny lunch this afternoon, the AmeriKat returned to her desk to find some very exciting news from her friends at leading Italian IP firm, Trevisan…
  • May 5

    To boldly go where no copyright holder has gone before

    To boldly go where no copyright holder has gone before
    This Kat would like to thank his colleague Tristan Sherliker, a solicitor at EIP Legal, for this interesting copyright mewsing. Tristan has been captivated, as indeed have many of us, by IP issues relating to the Klingon language -…
Rank this Week: 30

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Two Fine(s)!

    Two Fine(s)!
    ■ Several months ago, we noted that MetLife was having some "issues" with the Feds about how they're (potentially) "too big to fail."Well that was then, and this is now, and now is really painful for the erstwhile insurance…
  • May 5

    Health Wonk Review: Pivoting to November edition

    Health Wonk Review: Pivoting to November edition
    Brad Wright outdoes himself with this week's amazing collection of posts, all seamlessly woven together into a compelling, interesting narrative.Kudos, Brad!And don't forget to tune into David Harlow on Blab next Tuesday (1:00 PM Eastern). He…
  • May 4

    NSVNHS© Strikes Again

    NSVNHS© Strikes Again
    Seems like the demise of the Not So Vaunted National Health System© is accelerating:"'Neglected' pensioner's cries of 'please help me' recorded by family on hidden dictaphone in hospital days before death"The poor woman was being…
Rank this Week: 56

The Official Medicare Blog and…

The Official Medicare Blog and Information Resource

Follows the issues related to Medicare Set Asides and MMSEA compliance. By MEDVAL, LLC.

http://www.medval.com/blog/
  • May 5

    FDA Advisory Committees Weigh in on New Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Medication

    FDA Advisory Committees Weigh in on New Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Medication
    On the heels of the release of the FDA’s guidelines for the development of generic formulations for abuse-deterrent opioid medications, the FDA Advisory Committees have weighed in on several proposed abuse-deterrent opioid medications.…
  • May 4

    The MSP is not so “Extraordinary” that it Completely Preempts State Law

    The MSP is not so “Extraordinary” that it Completely Preempts State Law
    Great MSP case reported out of Pennsylvania on May 3, 2016 involving what the MSP does not do, in particular, preempt state law under any circumstances. From the brief facts presented in the background,  it is clear that the parties…
  • May 3

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016

    MEDVAL Awarded WorkersCompensation.com Best Blog Designation for 2016
    In 2015, the workers’ compensation blogger community was saddened by LexisNexis’ decision to discontinue its top blogs awards. However Bob Wilson and some like-minded cohorts decided that need not be the end of a good thing. In an…
Rank this Week: 774

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 5

    Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry

    Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry
    Margherita Colangelo, University of Rome III - Department of Law and Vincenzo Zeno-Zencovich, University of Rome III - Department of Law examine Online Platforms, Competition Rules and Consumer Protection in Travel Industry. ABSTRACT: The…
  • May 5

    Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective

    Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, George Washington University-Competition Law Center is Comparing the US & the EU Failing Firm Defense: Reflections from an Economic Perspective. ABSTRACT: The purpose of this paper is to compare the failing firm…
  • May 5

    Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effect

    Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effect
    Marianela Lopez-Galdos, George Washington University-Competition Law Center has written on Antitrust Policy Tools & IPRs: US, Transatlantic & International Effects. ABSTRACT: The paper tracks recent developments in the USA and EU…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • May 5

    People v. Mohamed (Cal. Ct. App. - May 3, 2016)

    People v. Mohamed (Cal. Ct. App. - May 3, 2016)
    From this opinion:"In 2010, appellant was a board certified gynecologist who practiced cosmetic surgery out of his Encino office. Appellant relied on 'cutting edge' technology in his practice and used a medical instrument called a…
  • May 4

    Collins & Teng v. USCIS (9th Cir. - May 4, 2016)

    Collins & Teng v. USCIS (9th Cir. - May 4, 2016)
    Yu-Ling Teng is a naturalized U.S. citizen.  When she first came to the United States in 1965, on a student visa, she had a Taiwanese passport that listed her date of birth as 1939.  She says that's right.  So, way back then,…
  • May 3

    Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)

    Hearn Pacific Corp. v. Second Generation Roofing Inc. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 2, 2016)
    The Court of Appeal's published opinion does not mention the appellate attorney's name.  (For which that lawyer is undoubtedly incredibly thankful.)  Moreover, the list of counsel on appeal includes three different lawyers for the…
Rank this Week: 160

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 5

    Politicians and Nonprofits - A Recipe for Disaster?

    Politicians and Nonprofits - A Recipe for Disaster?
    Elections predictably bring scrutiny to nonprofits associated with politicians, whether they are the politicians' own charities (see earlier post about the Clinton and Trump foundations), churches hosting candidates, or noncharitable…
  • May 4

    China, Egypt, and Russia Continue Crackdowns on Nonprofits with Foreign Tie

    China, Egypt, and Russia Continue Crackdowns on Nonprofits with Foreign Tie
    Recent months have brought even further restrictions by governments in China, Egypt, and Russia on domestic nonprofits with foreign ties in China. Developments include: Late last month China adopted a new Law on the Management of Domestic…
  • May 3

    Fagundes on Buying Happine

    Fagundes on Buying Happine
    David Fagundes (Univ. of Houston Law Center) recently posted Buying Happiness: Property, Acquisition, & Subjective Well-Being (William & Mary Law Review, Vol. 58, 2017, Forthcoming) to SSRN. Here is the abstract: Acquiring property is…
Rank this Week: 215

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • May 5

    The CFPB Just Took a Huge Bite Out of Predatory Lending

    The CFPB Just Took a Huge Bite Out of Predatory Lending
    by Paul Bland, Executive Director, Public Justice*This post first appeared on the Huffington Post.Banks and payday lenders have had a good deal going for a while: They could break the law, trick their customers in illegal ways, and not have…
  • May 5

    Republicans’ Refusal To Do Their Jobs Means Our Courts Cannot Do Theirs—And Americans Suffer

    Republicans’ Refusal To Do Their Jobs Means Our Courts Cannot Do Theirs—And Americans Suffer
    By Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Ranking Member, Senate Judiciary CommitteeSenators have sworn a solemn oath to uphold the Constitution. That means taking seriously our responsibility to ensure that the Federal Judiciary – a…
  • May 5

    HB 2: It’s Much More Than Bathroom

    HB 2: It’s Much More Than Bathroom
    by Julie Wilensky, Director of the California Office of the Civil Rights Education and Enforcement Center (CREEC) and member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA)On March 26, the North Carolina General Assembly convened a special…
Rank this Week: 605

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/
  • May 5

    Magistrate McAliley On Mindfulness!

    Magistrate McAliley On Mindfulness!
    Kudos to Magistrate McAliley for sharing her thoughts on mindfulness not just with every judge in the land who reads her letter (here), but also with us lawyers!Writes the Magistrate:Most judges, after all, do their jobs well without…
  • May 5

    Planet Trump

    Planet Trump
    Can I get this election with the racism and misogyny on the side? I'm not sure if I'm going to like the racism and misogyny.Republican elected officials, donors and strategists grappled uncomfortably on Wednesday with the inevitability of…
  • May 4

    3d DCA Watch -- Ha Ha It's Star Wars Marketing Day Again and Again and Again!

    3d DCA Watch -- Ha Ha It's Star Wars Marketing Day Again and Again and Again!
    Listen I was right there in line when the movie came out, I remember the original models and action figures, the dumb holiday show etc. in real time, but umpteen remakes, spin-offs, perv fan fiction(!) and endless Disney machining later, the…
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • May 5

    Rutgers makes bid for Penn's Guerrero

    Rutgers makes bid for Penn's Guerrero
    Alexander Guerrero (political and legal philosophy), who is currently Assistant Professor of Philosophy and Law at the University of Pennsylvania, has been voted a tenured offer from the Department of Philosophy at Rutgers University, New…
  • May 5

    Nebraska's John Brunero wins APA's 2016 Article Prize

    Nebraska's John Brunero wins APA's 2016 Article Prize
    The APA announcement is here. (Thanks to Mark van Roojen for the pointer.)
  • May 5

    The rise of research universities in Barcelona

    The rise of research universities in Barcelona
    Interesting piece, which helps explain why universities there seem to perform so much better than others in Spain. In our part of the academic world, we've seen this recently with the philosophers Carl Hoefer and Genoveva Marti, who recently…
Rank this Week: 35

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • May 5

    Pace's law school receives naming gift...

    Pace's law school receives naming gift...
    ...though the school does not name the amount. The WSJ blog estimates it is a gift on the order of twenty-five to thirty million dollars,...
  • May 5

    Do Clients Lose When Lawyers Work for a Fixed-Fee? (Michael Simkovic)

    Do Clients Lose When Lawyers Work for a Fixed-Fee? (Michael Simkovic)
    Lawyers traditionally bill a specified hourly rate for the time they spend working on a case. This ideally incentivizes lawyers to work hard and improve...
  • May 5

    In Memoriam: Jeffrey Jackson

    In Memoriam: Jeffrey Jackson
    Professor Jeffrey Jackson, of the Mississippi College School of Law, passed away on April 26. He joined the Mississippi College faculty in 1987 and developed...
Rank this Week: 188

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

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

    Is There a Cruise Anywhere That Travel Writers Think is Dangerous?

    Is There a Cruise Anywhere That Travel Writers Think is Dangerous?
    I could not help noticing that USA travel writer Gene Sloan's article today entitled Afraid to cruise in Europe? Nuts! Now's a great time to go seems to be sponsored by Viking River Cruises.  The don't-worry-be-happy article…
  • Apr 30

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder

    Gastrointestinal Outbreak on the Disney Wonder
    An unsettling development occurring on the Disney Wonder cruise ship was brought to our attention this morning.  There has been an outbreak of acute gastroenteritis (AGE) which exceeds the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)…
  • Apr 29

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral

    Norovirus Outbreak Aboard the "Cursed Cruise Ship" Balmoral
    The Fred Olsen Balmoral cruise ship has docked in Norfolk amidst what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is saying is a norovirus outbreak which has inflicted diarrhea and vomiting symptoms on 153 of 917 (16.68%)…
Rank this Week: 131

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer…

Chicago Business Litigation Lawyer Blog

Covers class action litigation, fraud, consumer law and shareholder disputes. By DiTommaso Lubin.

http://www.chicagobusinesslitigationlawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 622

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 5

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law
    Machinists v. Wisconsin, Case No. 2015CV000628 (Dane Co. April 8, 2016) Download Wisc Order is an important case. A state trial judge struck down 2015 Wisconsin Act 1 which was known as the right to work law. This statute prohibits...
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
  • Apr 20

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable
    Robert Douglas (Labor Arbitrator) and his son Jeffrey Douglas (Melzer, Lipp and Goldstein) just published an important article in the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal which explores the erroneous analysis utilized by Chief Justice…
Rank this Week: 61

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

Covers California employment laws. By the California Chamber of Commerce.

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • May 5

    Celebrating Small Businesse

    Celebrating Small Businesse
    This week is National Small Business Week. Each year since 1963, the president has announced National Small Business Week to recognize the important contributions of small business owners and entrepreneurs in the United States. According to…
  • May 4

    Proposed Limit on Use of Criminal History Information Will Harm Employer

    Proposed Limit on Use of Criminal History Information Will Harm Employer
    New proposed state regulations by the California Fair Employment and Housing Council (FEHC) seek to limit consideration of criminal history in hiring and employment decisions and will impose new burdens on employers as well as expose…
  • May 3

    DOL Updates FMLA Poster — Prior Version Can Still Be Used

    DOL Updates FMLA Poster — Prior Version Can Still Be Used
    The federal Department of Labor (DOL) recently issued an updated federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) poster (W1420a REV 04/16). However, the DOL specifically states that: The February 2013 version of the FMLA poster is still good and…
Rank this Week: 540

The Estrin Report

The Estrin Report

Created for professional paralegals. By Chere Estrin.

http://estrinlegaled.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • May 5

    Do In-House Paralegals Get More Respect?

    Do In-House Paralegals Get More Respect?
    Aretha Franklin sang to the world about it. The subject is included when employees, girlfriends, wives, husbands, boyfriends, grandmothers and pets are asked how they want to be treated. I’m talking about respect. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, as Ms.…
  • Apr 4

    Where Do I Go From Here? Leveraging Your Background Is the Smartest Career Move You Can Make - Just Ask Chuck Smith

    Where Do I Go From Here? Leveraging Your Background Is the Smartest Career Move You Can Make - Just Ask Chuck Smith
    One of the biggest mistakes you can make in your paralegal career is to not leverage your background. In fact, when faced with either entering the field or changing positions, the words "transferable skills" sometime seem to make a beeline…
  • Mar 7

    Donald Trump loves me! (Huh?) What You Need to Know Right Now: Ethics and Social Networking

    Donald Trump loves me! (Huh?) What You Need to Know Right Now: Ethics and Social Networking
    LinkedIn With Donald Trump! (Legal Ethics) "Donald Trump loves me! It is certainly clear that he can spot a winner – a leader in the profession, at the top of their game. I'm sure that describes me, and must be why he has requested to…
Rank this Week: 751

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 105

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing.It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • May 4

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summarie

    Library of Parliament Legislative Summarie
    Library of Parliament legislative summaries for some of the federal bills of the current session have started to appear on the parliamentary website.The summaries contain background and analysis of bills in front of the House of Commons and…
  • May 3

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title

    Supreme Court of Canada: New Library Title
    The list of new library titles added to the Supreme Court of Canada collection for April 16-30, 2016 is now available on the Court website. It is possible to subscribe via e-mail to receive the list. 
Rank this Week: 86

MBBP's Good Company

MBBP's Good Company

Covers news, events and developments in business, intellectual property, employment law. By Morse, Barnes-Brown & Pendleton.

http://blogmbbp.wordpress.com
  • May 5

    New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreement

    New Federal Law Protects Trade Secrets But Also Requires Changes to Employee and Contractor Agreement
    By, Sandra E. Kahn  It is expected that President Obama will soon sign into law the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), which creates a new federal civil cause of action for trade secret theft.  While claims for trade secret…
  • May 5

    Firm Client PMS Bites to be Featured on Shark Tank!

    Firm Client PMS Bites to be Featured on Shark Tank!
    MBBP client PMS Bites will appear on ABC’s Shark Tank on May 20, 2016.  PMS Bites are indulgent, yet nutritious, snack balls made to satisfy chocolate cravings during the week women need it most! All bites are gluten free, vegan,…
  • May 5

    Howard Zaharoff & Faith Kasparian Quoted in Lawyer’s Weekly

    Howard Zaharoff & Faith Kasparian Quoted in Lawyer’s Weekly
    On April 28, 2016, Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly newspaper published the article titled “Ex-‘View’ co-host Hasselbeck survives copyright suit by author”. This article explains how Susan Hasset, author of…
Rank this Week: 522

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 5

    Amendment to the Charter of the French Language: Signage in French and Trademark

    Amendment to the Charter of the French Language: Signage in French and Trademark
    The Charter of the French Language currently allows for the exclusive use of trademarks in languages other than French unless a French version of the trademark has been registered. Seeing an increase in the presence of trademarks in a…
  • May 5

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing

    Publications Nominated for the 2016 Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing
    Every year, the Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) hands out the Hugh Lawford Award for Excellence in Legal Publishing. It honours a publisher that has demonstrated excellence by publishing a work, series, website or e-product that…
  • May 5

    Yet Again the Question Is “Where Were the Lawyers?”

    Yet Again the Question Is “Where Were the Lawyers?”
    Jasminka Kalajdzic recently highlighted a New York Times column entitled Panama Papers Show How Lawyers Can Turn a Blind Eye. The column reported that Ramón Fonseca, one of the founders of the Panamanian firm Mossack Fonseca,…
Rank this Week: 29

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Non-Injury Crash in Gooding County Involving A School Bu

    Non-Injury Crash in Gooding County Involving A School Bu
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE District 4 Patrol 218 West Yakima, Jerome, ID…
  • May 5

    Fatal Crash 10 Front St, Wallace, ID

    Fatal Crash 10 Front St, Wallace, ID
    Idaho State Police Regional Communication Center - North 615 W Wilbur Ave Suite A Coeur d'Alene, Idaho 83815 Please direct questions to the appropriate District Offices District 1 (208) 209-8620 Fax (208)…
  • May 4

    Injury Crash on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot

    Injury Crash on Interstate 15 near Blackfoot
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 211

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 5

    USPTO: May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update

    USPTO: May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update
    From the USPTO: Federal Register Notice:  May 2016 Subject Matter Eligibility Update Memorandum – Formulating a Subject Matter Eligibility Rejection and Evaluating the Applicant’s Response to a Subject Matter…
  • May 5

    What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for Trade Secret Defendant

    What the Defend Trade Secrets Act Means for Trade Secret Defendant
    Guest Post By Maxwell Goss. Dr. Goss is a business litigation attorney with McDonald Hopkins PLC in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. His practice focuses on trade secret, noncompete, patent, trademark, and shareholder litigation. The…
  • May 4

    Right Sized Patent

    Right Sized Patent
    Dennis Crouch Many progressive policies focus on reducing disparities (income, wealth, education, and opportunities) that reflect some social injustice between those at the top and those at the bottom of our social spectrum.…
Rank this Week: 50

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
  • May 5

    New Article: “The Influence of Exile”

    New Article: “The Influence of Exile”
    New Article: Sara K. Rankin, The Influence of Exile, 76 Md. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2016).  Abstract below: Belonging is a fundamental human need. But human instincts are Janus-faced: equally strong is the drive to exclude. This…
  • Apr 28

    New Article: “Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act”

    New Article: “Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act”
    New Article: Francine J. Lipman & James Owens, Irresponsibly Taxing Irresponsibility: The Individual Tax Penalty Under the Affordable Care Act, 23 Geo. J. Poverty L. Pol’y 423 (2016).  Abstract below: In recent decades,…
  • Apr 26

    Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”

    Worth Reading: “The life and times of Strider Wolf”
    Worth Reading: Written by Sarah Schweitzer, Photos by Jessica Rinaldi, The life and times of Strider Wolf, Boston Globe, Nov. 2015.  Editor’s Note: the photos won a Pulitzer and the story is worth reading.
Rank this Week: 396

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
  • May 5

    My appearance before the Trade Committee on the TPP

    My appearance before the Trade Committee on the TPP
    Here are my introductory remarks to the House of Commons Standing Committee on International Trade studying the TPP earlier today. I would like to thank the committee for inviting me to appear today to provide input on the Trans-Pacific…
  • May 5

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-04

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-04
    The shifting sands of cybersecurity https://t.co/UY6bJkeCAI -> Avoid Copyright Infringement Claims for Affiliates and Subsidiaries https://t.co/V7pygFdHfD -> Russia's Facebook Launches Mobile App in Step Towards Copyright Legitimacy…
  • May 4

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-03

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-05-03
    The great fintech debate: Will regulating financial upstarts ‘level the playing field,’ or stifle innovation? https://t.co/9ncPJAPrI9 -> Android app pirates plead guilty to copyright infringement https://t.co/5DBgWWXLlo ->…
Rank this Week: 593

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Connecticut Employment Law Blog

Features developments in labor and employment law. By Daniel A. Schwartz.

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

    Legislative Update: Bi-weekly Payroll Periods (Without CTDOL Approval) are Here!

    Legislative Update: Bi-weekly Payroll Periods (Without CTDOL Approval) are Here!
    It’s been a long-time coming but the General Assembly finally approved of a measure that would allow employers to pay employees on a bi-weekly basis without receiving prior CTDOL approval. The provision, part of a set of…
  • May 5

    Legislative Update: Modified “Ban the Box” Bill Approved in Connecticut

    Legislative Update: Modified “Ban the Box” Bill Approved in Connecticut
    Remember “Ban the Box” and the fair chance employment bill from earlier in the session? Well, it passed last night. Sort of. An amendment to the original bill essentially wiped the prior version clean.  Thus, whatever you…
  • May 5

    Legislative Update: Payroll Cards Finally Approved in Connecticut

    Legislative Update: Payroll Cards Finally Approved in Connecticut
    Payroll cards are finally here. The General Assembly finished their regular session last night with several employment law bills getting passed, including some that have been kicking around for years. One of them is Senate Bill 211, which…
Rank this Week: 204

Gallagher Blogs

Gallagher Blogs

Features library news and legal research tips. From the Marian Gould Gallagher Law Library of the University of Washington School of Law.

http://gallagherlawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Soda Pop and Global Health

    Soda Pop and Global Health
    For you, a cold soda might be a refreshing drink or a mild vice (or a little of both). But there's a much bigger picture. Sugar-sweetened beverages are a huge global industry with equally large impacts on global health, as explored in a new…
  • May 3

    Library Closing Early on Friday-- Library Website Also Down

    Library Closing Early on Friday-- Library Website Also Down
    This Friday, May 6th, Gallagher Law Library is closing 1/2 hour early at 5:30 p.m. The Circulation Desk will close at 5:15.All visitors, students, faculty, and staff, must leave the library and Gates Hall at 5:30 p.m. UW Law faculty, staff,…
  • May 1

     You Have the Right to Remain…

     You Have the Right to Remain Silent13 U.S.C. § 113 established May 1 as Law Day, U.S.A., which "is a special day of celebration by the people of the United States--in appreciation of their liberties and the reaffirmation of their…
Rank this Week: 157

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 5

    Fitzpatrick on Overlapping Property Regime

    Fitzpatrick on Overlapping Property Regime
    Daniel Fitzpatrick (Australian National University) has posted Fragmented Property Systems (University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article considers fragmented property systems – the…
  • May 2

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law
    Wei Wen (University of New England) has posted How American Common Law Doctrines May Inform Mainland China to Achieve Certainty in Land Sale Contracts (Asian-Pacific Law & Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This paper explores one of…
  • Apr 28

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise
    (Source: TRACReport) The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), housed at Syracuse University, is a super helpful organization that I've used for a number of years now. The group issues TracReports that provide free monthly…
Rank this Week: 96

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/
  • May 5

    Thematic Focus: Health

    Thematic Focus: Health
    "Addressing Chronic Diseases in Protracted Emergencies: Lessons from HIV for a New Health Imperative," Global Public Health: An International Journal for Research, Policy and Practice, Latest Articles, 4 May 2016 [open access]"Childhood…
  • May 5

    Events & Opportunities: A Few More May 2016/New June 2016

    Events & Opportunities: A Few More May 2016/New June 2016
    May 2016:Grants: PhD Seminar at Summer School on EU Immigration and Asylum Law and Policies, Brussels, 4-25 July 2016 [info]- Apply by 6 May 2016.Event: Your Research and Real World Asylum Claims, Sheffield, UK, 10 May 2016…
  • May 4

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Item

    Thematic Focus: ICTs & Information-related Item
    Events & opportunities:Panel discussion: Are You Listening Now? Humanitarian Communication in Disasters, London, 5 May 2016 [info]Webinar: Education and Forced Displacement – How Can Technology Make a Difference?, 18 May 2016…
Rank this Week: 336

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 5

    Charlotte Five: Charlotte Law Students Are Hands-On in Our Community

    Charlotte Five: Charlotte Law Students Are Hands-On in Our Community
    Congratulations to the faculty, students and staff of the Experiential Learning Clinics for being the focus of a recent article for Charlotte Five news website.   Below you’ll find a reprint of the article with permission from…
  • May 5

    Summer Access to Westlaw

    Summer Access to Westlaw
    Wondering if you can use Westlaw this summer? You can extend your Westlaw password if you participate in one of the following: Summer law school classes and study abroad programs Law review and journal – including write-on competitions…
  • May 3

    #eRACEpreJuDice – “My Brain Racin”

    #eRACEpreJuDice – “My Brain Racin”
    Over the past couple of weeks, students from the Spring 2016 intersession course Life and Liberty: The New Civil Rights Movement have urged others to sign the National Pledge Against Racism and Implicit Bias, a pledge that they created. …
Rank this Week: 364

AZ Attorney

AZ Attorney

Covers law practice in the desert Southwest. By Tim Eigo, the editor of Arizona Attorney magazine, which is the monthly publication of the State Bar of Arizona.

http://azatty.wordpress.com
  • May 5

    More than 300 consumers helped at @AZStateBar legal aid clinics for #LawDay

    More than 300 consumers helped at @AZStateBar legal aid clinics for #LawDay
    Today, an update about a great Law Day event by my colleague Alberto Rodriguez: (What he does not mention in his recap is the huge amount of important and complicated work he himself put in to have the multi-site event come off flawlessly.…
  • May 4

    Experts assess @abatechshow, identify law practice threats and opportunitie

    Experts assess @abatechshow, identify law practice threats and opportunitie
    Great learning at conferences is one of the best things ever. But if you can’t be there, hearing the takeaways of smart folks may be the next best thing. In fact, because those correspondents have done the hard work of taking notes and…
  • May 3

    Celebrate World Press Freedom Day and #HugAJournalist

    Celebrate World Press Freedom Day and #HugAJournalist
    Maybe it’s because I just came off a whirlwind week of journalism events—conferences hosted by Unity Journalists, the Society of Professional Journos, and the annual E.W. Scripps awards dinner—but there may be no better time…
Rank this Week: 975

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • May 5

    Limitation period a poor defence for legal malpractice

    Limitation period a poor defence for legal malpractice
    Personal-injury lawyers who advise their clients to settle for amounts deemed improvidently low could face malpractice claims many years after the settlement. That’s the key takeaway from this week’s decision in Lauesen v.…
  • May 5

    Legal news roundup - May 5, 2016

    Legal news roundup - May 5, 2016
    Canada Fort McMurray fire forces more evacuations as it spreads south, Reuters Toronto man found guilty of youth prostitution offences, Canadian Press Former Disney child star charged in B.C. bank robbery, Canadian Press United States North…
  • May 4

    Getting judgey with Guys and Doll

    Getting judgey with Guys and Doll
    Ontario Court of Appeal Justice Gloria Epstein will have a cameo role in this year’s Nightwood Theatre’s annual The Lawyer Show. More than 40 lawyers will put on the Guys and Dolls musical next month in Toronto, and Epstein is…
Rank this Week: 421

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • May 5

    New Post Grant Rules Become Effective, No Changes to Motions to Amend

    New Post Grant Rules Become Effective, No Changes to Motions to Amend
    On April 1, 2016, the United States Patent and Trademark Office published final rules in the Federal Register that relate to post grant proceedings. These new final rules went into effect on May 2, 2016, and amend the existing PTAB trial…
  • May 4

    Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act by overwhelming margin

    Congress passes Defend Trade Secrets Act by overwhelming margin
    On April 27, 2016, the United States House of Representatives passed S. 1890, the Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016 (DTSA), by a vote of 410-2. Only Congressman Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Congressman Justin Amash (R-MI) voted against the bill.…
  • May 3

    Rovi sues Comcast for patent infringement of TV guide patent

    Rovi sues Comcast for patent infringement of TV guide patent
    On April 1, 2016, Rovi Corporation filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Comcast in the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. In the complaint, which is quite detailed and very long (174 pages), Rovi is asking for a preliminary…
Rank this Week: 692

Securities Law Blog

Securities Law Blog

Features news, commentary and thoughts on the law of the securities markets. By Mark Astarita.

http://seclaw.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Annuity Switches Result in $25 Million MetLife Fine

    Annuity Switches Result in $25 Million MetLife Fine
    MetLife Securities Inc will pay $25 million to in a settlement stemming from misconduct related to switching customers' variable annuities. The sanction includes a $20 million fine and $5 million to be paid to customers.MetLife's "annuity…
  • May 4

    SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money

    SEC Charges Unregistered Brokers with Pocketing Investor Money
    The Securities and Exchange Commission today charged two men with pocketing investor money they raised for limited liability companies they owned and controlled that purportedly held warrants to purchase the common stock of a technology…
  • May 3

    SEC Adopts Amendments to Implement JOBS Act and FAST Act Changes for Exchange Act Registration Requirement

    SEC Adopts Amendments to Implement JOBS Act and FAST Act Changes for Exchange Act Registration Requirement
    Washington D.C., May 3, 2016 – The Securities and Exchange Commission has approved amendments to revise the rules related to the thresholds for registration, termination of registration, and suspension of reporting under Section 12(g)…
Rank this Week: 497

Pate Law Firm Blog

Pate Law Firm Blog

Covers criminal defense, civil litigation and whistleblowers.

http://www.pagepate.com/our-blog/
  • May 5

    Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case

    Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case
    Attorney Page Pate discusses possible reasons for Judge Staley’s decision to move the trial for Justin Ross Harris out of Cobb County. The post Page Pate comments on change in venue for hot car death case appeared first on .
  • May 5

    Our firm helps whistleblower win $15 million settlement

    Our firm helps whistleblower win $15 million settlement
    Huntsville online furniture sales merchant Kelly Wells will receive 16% of a $15 million government settlement with Z Gallerie, equalling $2.4 million. The whistleblower award results from a successful federal… read more → The…
  • May 5

    Change of Venue in Hot Car Death Case

    Change of Venue in Hot Car Death Case
    Attorney Page Pate appears on Fox 5 Good Day Atlanta to talk about Judge Staley’s decision, “in an abundance of caution,” to move the trial for Ross Harris in the… read more → The post Change of Venue in Hot Car…
Rank this Week: 1000

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 291

Environmental - Appeals Court

Environmental - Appeals Court

Summarizes environmental decisions of the U.S. Court of Appeals. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://environmentalappealscourt.blogspot.com/
  • May 5

    Tooele County v. United State

    Tooele County v. United State
    <> Tooele County v. United States - 5/3/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit, Case No. 15-4062. Wilderness Alliance indicates that the court order clears the path for TooeleCounty…
  • May 2

    National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation

    National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation
    <> National Surety Corporation v. Dustex Corporation - 4/29/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals Case, Eighth Circuit, Case Nos: 15-2096 & 15-2328. This is an…
  • Apr 27

    Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC

    Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC
    <> Natural Resources Defense Council v. NRC - 4/26/16. In the U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit, Case No. 14-1225. National Resources Defense Council (NRDC) challenges the Nuclear…
Rank this Week: 837

eNewsUSA

eNewsUSA

Provides national and international environmental law news. By Waste Information & Management Services, Inc. (WIMS).

http://enewsusa.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 536

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • May 5

    CLINICAL COSTS: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION

    CLINICAL COSTS: SEPARATING FACT FROM FICTION
    by Robert Kuehn,  Washington University School of Law The late Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan once observed, “Everyone is entitled to his own opinion, but not his own facts.” When it comes to expanding clinical legal…
  • May 2

    Study Shows Individualized Feedback in One Class Improves Performance in Other Classe

    Study Shows Individualized Feedback in One Class Improves Performance in Other Classe
    Filed under: Uncategorized
  • Apr 27

    Best New Lawyer

    Best New Lawyer
    As a second-year law student, I am always asking individuals “What attributes do you think make a new associate successful?”  Many of the individuals I have asked answered with “Well it depends…” and listed…
Rank this Week: 908

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 5

    Advice for Law Review Editors and Faculty Advisor

    Advice for Law Review Editors and Faculty Advisor
    Today I hit “submit” on an article I was asked to review for an international law journal. Because the process required blind peer review, I won’t be any more specific other than to say that the article related to a...
  • May 4

    Entities Should Ask About Politics and Religion: Round Two

    Entities Should Ask About Politics and Religion: Round Two
    In follow up to my post yesterday, my trusted and valued co-blogger Joan Heminway asked a good question (as usual) based one of my comments. My response became long enough that I thought it warranted a follow-up post (and it...
  • May 4

    Shared Ownership & Corporate Incentive

    Shared Ownership &amp; Corporate Incentive
    Last week, Hamdi Ulukaya, founder and CEO of Chobani, announced a 10% company stock grant to all company employees. Chobani joined the ranks of high profile stock grants including Whole Foods, Starbucks, Apple and Twitter. Stock grants, while…
Rank this Week: 93

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • May 5

    Juror Survey

    Juror Survey
    For those who have access to the ABA Litigation News, I highly recommend an article written by Judge Mark A. Drummond entitled Do-It-Yourself Jury Surveys. The article discusses creating a post-trial juror survey and the value it can provide.
  • May 5

    Dietz v. Bouldin (Discharge of a Jury)

    Dietz v. Bouldin (Discharge of a Jury)
    The U.S. Supreme Court has granted cert in Dietz v. Bouldin. The question before the high court is whether, after a judge has discharged a jury from service in a case and the jurors have left the judge's presence, the...
  • May 5

    How Not to Entertain Potential Jurors Awaiting Voir Dire

    How Not to Entertain Potential Jurors Awaiting Voir Dire
    Anyone familiar with the jury selection process knows that it can be somewhat tedious. With this in mind, the District Clerk in Harris County, Texas thought that it might be a good idea to liven up the wait by bringing...
Rank this Week: 562