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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    Details Begin to Emerge in Murder of Dan Markel

    Details Begin to Emerge in Murder of Dan Markel
    More details are beginning to emerge in the weekend death of Dan Markel, D’Alemberte Professor of Law at Florida State and the founder of PrawfsBlawg, as the result of a shooting in his home: one press reports says that Dan was shot in the…
  • Jul 21

    Wealthier New Yorkers Are Not Fleeing the City for Tax Haven

    Wealthier New Yorkers Are Not Fleeing the City for Tax Haven
    New York Times: Wealthier New Yorkers Aren’t Fleeing the City for Tax Havens, a Study Says, by Sam Roberts: Sean Hannity, the Fox News prime-time host, threatened last month to leave New York for a tax haven down south. Tiger Woods…
  • Jul 21

    Marian: The Function of Corporate Tax-Residence in Territorial System

    Marian: The Function of Corporate Tax-Residence in Territorial System
    Omri Y. Marian (Florida), The Function of Corporate Tax-Residence in Territorial Systems, 18 Chapman L. Rev. ___ (2014): In this symposium Essay, I explore the instrumentality of corporate tax-residence determination in territorial tax…
Rank this Week: 2

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 21

    Illinois governor signs bill expanding medical marijuana for seizure

    Illinois governor signs bill expanding medical marijuana for seizure
    [JURIST] Illinois Governor Pat Quinn [official website] signed [press release] legislation [SB 2636 materials] Sunday that will allow adults and children suffering from seizures access to medical marijuana [JURIST backgrounder]. The bill…
  • Jul 21

    Dutch prosecutors open war crimes probe into Malaysia Airlines crash

    Dutch prosecutors open war crimes probe into Malaysia Airlines crash
    [JURIST] A spokesperson for the Dutch Public Prosecutor [official website, in Dutch] said Monday that their office has opened a war crimes investigation into last week's crash of Malaysia Airlines MH17 [BBC backgrounder] in Ukraine.…
  • Jul 21

    Bahrain files suit to suspend main opposition group

    Bahrain files suit to suspend main opposition group
    [JURIST] Bahrain's Ministry of Justice [official website, in Arabic] on Sunday filed a lawsuit seeking to suspend all activities of the main Shi'ite opposition group for three months. The move comes after leaders of the Al-Wefaq party [GU…
Rank this Week: 7

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 21

    Prominent Quebec City lawyer ‘saw that the future was with business’

    Prominent Quebec City lawyer ‘saw that the future was with business’
    Jacques de Billy, who was born about three years after the firm that now carries his family’s name came into being, died last week at the age of 98.“He was the principal engineer of the firm in Quebec City,” says Pierre…
  • Jul 21

    News Roundup - July 21, 2014

    News Roundup - July 21, 2014
    CanadaCitizenship and Immigration Canada employee facing criminal charges for selling passports, The National PostFormer Vancouver RCMP officer found guilty for faking paternity test, The Vancouver SunCalgary lawyer disbarred for misconduct,…
  • Jul 18

    Court approves law firm’s ethical screen

    Court approves law firm’s ethical screen
    When a lawyer for an opposing party joined its firm, Lloyd Burns McInnis LLP faced a real possibility of removal from a case due to a conflict of interest. But in an exemplary case of a timely ethical screen, the firm was allowed to stay on…
Rank this Week: 586

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Orange County Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers the criminal defense of white collar crimes, theft crimes and DUI. By The Law Offices of Michael L. Guisti.

http://www.orangecountycriminallawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Soldier on trial in Santa Ana for 2011 Cypress murder

    Soldier on trial in Santa Ana for 2011 Cypress murder
    Santa Ana, CA -- Opening statements signal the official beginning of a trial, but there is actually quite a bit of work that goes on before either prosecutors or defense attorneys make any statements in open court. Pretrial hearings, jury...
  • Jul 17

    Two Orange County Attorneys and a German woman charged with White Collar Crime against Saudi sheik's son in Los Angele

    Two Orange County Attorneys and a German woman charged with White Collar Crime against Saudi sheik's son in Los Angele
    Los Angeles, CA -- White collar crime is generally treated as less threatening than physically violent crimes, but white collar criminals often prey on their victims' deep seated fears in order to make a financial gain. Like blackmailers who…
  • Jul 11

    California Supreme Court issues important ruling on state's three strikes law

    California Supreme Court issues important ruling on state's three strikes law
    San Francisco, CA -- Just like the United States Supreme Court is the final arbiter on issues of federal and constitutional law throughout the country, each state has its own supreme court that passes judgment on state statutes. The…
Rank this Week: 552

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    RIP Dan Markel

    RIP Dan Markel
    Usually when we note the passing of someone, it's a person who has made an impact on the field of labor and employment law, but expressing dismay at the tragic death of Dan Markel seems an appropriate exception. Even though...
  • Jul 21

    Welcome Guest Blogger Rebecca Lee

    Welcome Guest Blogger Rebecca Lee
    Please welcome guest blogger Rebecca Lee, who teaches at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. Rebecca teaches Contracts, Employment Law, and Employment Discrimination. From her faculty bio page: Professor Rebecca K. Lee teaches in the areas of…
  • Jul 21

    EEOC Update: Agency Files Disability Claim on Behalf of Cancer Victim

    EEOC Update: Agency Files Disability Claim on Behalf of Cancer Victim
    image from: www.eeoc.gov The EEOC appears to be continuing its active efforts to enforce the Americans with Disabilities Act. The agency recently filed suit against a health care provider that terminated (and failed to re-employ) a nurse who…
Rank this Week: 18

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 21

    Domain Registry of America Suspended

    Domain Registry of America Suspended
    The Domain Registry of America can no longer process new domains, putting a temporary halt to one of the Web's most hated companies and practices. The post Domain Registry of America Suspended appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 21

    3 Count: RickRoll Down

    3 Count: RickRoll Down
    Warning letters set to go out soon to UK pirates, Mail.ru blocked in Italy over piracy concerns and the original RickRoll video blocked then restored. The post 3 Count: RickRoll Down appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 18

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy

    Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy
    Fox loses bid to apply Aereo ruling to Dish, SoundCloud strikes deal with record labels and Seth MacFarlane is sued over Ted. The post Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 334 – Sounding Cloudy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Preemption Made Easy

    Preemption Made Easy
    The reason that the court’s decision in Wagner v. Pfizer, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94281 (W. D. Wisc. July 11, 2014), is useful is not because it dismisses state-law claims against generic manufacturers on the basis of preemption and other…
  • Jul 18

    Innovator Liability at 100

    Innovator Liability at 100
    This post is only from the Reed Smith (more properly, the non-Dechert) side of the blog.One hundred what, you say?Certainly not years; the awful Conte v. Wyeth, Inc., 85 Cal. Rptr.3d 299, (Cal. App. 2008), decision just turned six –…
  • Jul 17

    Guest Post - Oklahoma's Latest Tort Reform

    Guest Post - Oklahoma's Latest Tort Reform
    Here's another guest post, this time by Vani Singhal of McAfee Taft.  It's about tort reform, Sooner style.  As always, our guest correspondent gets all the credit (or blame, as the case may be).**************Oklahoma has enacted a…
Rank this Week: 114

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare…

The Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room Blog

Covers rare legal books. From the Boston College Law Library.

http://rarebookroom.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council

    New database for Appeals to the Privy Council
    A wonderful new resource for legal historians has recently been released online from two familiar faces at Boston College Law School: Sharon Hamby O'Connor, Professor Emerita, and Mary Sarah Bilder, Professor and Lee…
  • Jun 20

    In the trenches with a Springfield justice of the peace...

    In the trenches with a Springfield justice of the peace...
    This slim volume--with a pretty jazzy cover--provides a look at four years in the life of a Massachusetts justice of the peace, in the early days of the United States. Titled Justice Matters, Or a Memorandum of Civil Actions Before William…
  • Jun 3

    Applying for admission to the bar? Try to beat this letter of recommendation...

    Applying for admission to the bar? Try to beat this letter of recommendation...
    The deadline for applications to take the July bar exam just passed in May, and we had a flurry of 3Ls seeking letters of recommendation, signatures from the recommending attorneys, and so on. Naturally, this item caught my attention. It is a…
Rank this Week: 710

Renewable + Law

Renewable + Law

The climate policy, renewable energy, and sustainability blog. By Stoel Rives, LLP.

http://www.lawofrenewableenergy.com/
Rank this Week: 446

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

About law, literature and the humanities. By the Law & Humanities Institute.

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Call For Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law

    Call For Papers: Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law
    From Marco Wan, Associate Professor of Law, University of Hong Kong, comes this call for papers for the Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the Law.Asia-Pacific Journal on Human Rights and the LawCENTRE FOR COMPARATIVE AND PUBLIC LAWCall…
  • Jul 21

    Hermeneutics and Law

    Hermeneutics and Law
    Francis Joseph (Jay) Mootz, III, is publishing Hermeneutics and Law in The Blackwell Companion to Hermeneutics (Naill Keane and Chris Lawn, eds.; 2015). Here is the abstract.This chapter will appear in a forthcoming book on hermeneutics. …
  • Jul 21

    Death of Willem Witteveen and Family in Air Crash In Ukraine

    Death of Willem Witteveen and Family in Air Crash In Ukraine
    From Anne Wagner of the China University of Political Science and Law, and Editor of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law, news that well-known semiotician and professor of law Willem Witteveen of the Tilberg Law School, his…
Rank this Week: 415

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jul 21

    Harvard Law Review Note Criticizes Second Circuit’s ‘Cariou’ Opinion

    Harvard Law Review Note Criticizes Second Circuit’s ‘Cariou’ Opinion
    File this under “Great Fucken Argument.” Here’s a Harvard Law Review note that applies a diplomatic but devastating critique to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ Cariou v. Prince opinion. I won’t bore you with…
  • Jul 21

    Should artists get future proceeds from previously sold artworks?

    Should artists get future proceeds from previously sold artworks?
    That’s the theme of the weekend. And all last week. Much as been written about this issue, mostly against passing such a bill, the American Royalties Too Act of 2014, which is currently pending in Congress and may get its day on the…
  • Jul 16

    Ex-dictator Noriega Sues ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’

    Ex-dictator Noriega Sues ‘Call of Duty: Black Ops II’
    Manuel Noriega: “Hey, I might have been ousted by the U.S. military for questionable governmental practices, but that doesn’t mean you can use my image and portray me like a lunatic criminal, let alone profit from it.” Or…
Rank this Week: 253

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 130

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Jul 21

    Compliance and Dodd-Frank at Four

    Compliance and Dodd-Frank at Four
    It’s been four years since the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act was signed into law. President Obama sat down on July 21, 2010 to sign the behemoth of a bill that was the most dramatic change to financial…
  • Jul 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 18

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for July 18
    Book de Tour by Greig Leach These are some of the compliance-related stories that recently caught my attention. Big Settlements Elevate Compliance Officers in WSJ.com’s Risk & Compliance Journal Recent white-collar settlements are…
  • Jul 17

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit

    Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit
    Movies about compliance officers are few and far between. It may surprise you to find Chris Pine playing that role in Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit. Jack Ryan is the protagonist in Tom Clancy’s cold war thrillers. I read most of his books…
Rank this Week: 409

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Jul 21

    Morton Police Department is testing for police officers!

    Morton Police Department is testing for police officers!
    Morton Police Department is testing for police officers on Saturday, September 20th@ Morton High School; begins at 8:30 AM.  There is an announcement on the Village’s web site and the applications can be obtained on the web site…
  • Jul 16

    Paralegal Position!

    Paralegal Position!
    Paralegal:  AV-rated business law firm in Peoria is seeking a paralegal with general litigation experience.  Enhanced typing and organizational skills required.  Benefits available, salary commensurate with experience. …
  • Jul 11

    Paralegal Position!

    Paralegal Position!
    Thomas Henry Office7620 N University Suite 203Peoria IL  61614(309) 690-3355Email:  carrie@thenry.comFull time position available – focus on social security and disability.  Send resume by email to apply.
Rank this Week: 310

Intellectual Property News

Intellectual Property News

By Mandour & Associates.

http://www.intellectualpropertynews.com/
  • Jul 21

    San Diego State Seeks "I Believe That We Will Win" Trademark

    San Diego State Seeks "I Believe That We Will Win" Trademark
    IPNews® - San Diego State University has set out to trademark the chant "I believe that we will win!" which was recently popularized by the U.S. soccer team during the World Cup. San Diego State University's basketball team has been using…
  • Jul 14

    Lenovo Files Patent for Wearable Technology Similar to Google Gla

    Lenovo Files Patent for Wearable Technology Similar to Google Gla
    IPNews® - Chinese tech giant Lenovo might have a plan to compete with Google Glass in the wearable technology market. Lenovo has filed a U.S. patent for a device that looks like Google Glass, featuring an audio and video recorder and…
  • Jul 8

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Battle to Networks' Delight

    Aereo Loses Supreme Court Copyright Battle to Networks' Delight
    IPNews® - The U.S. Supreme Court has determined that the start-up tech firm Aereo, which distributes television signals over the Internet, is operating in violation of the Copyright Act.   Aereo's service, available in 11 major metro…
Rank this Week: 914

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
  • Jul 21

    Celebrating the Civil Rights Act of 1964

    Celebrating the Civil Rights Act of 1964
    by Erwin Chemerinsky and Catherine Fisk. Chemerinsky is Dean and Distinguished Professor of Law and Fisk is the Chancellor’s Professor of law at the University of California, Irvine School of Law. *Noting the 50th anniversaries of…
  • Jul 21

    LegalEyes for July 21, 2014

    LegalEyes for July 21, 2014
    by Ellery WeilAmy Lieberman at Slate writes on mounting protests against immigration checkpoints in Arizona..In  The Atlantic, Molly Ball argues that Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. is a major setback for both the political left…
  • Jul 21

    Obama Signs Order Banning Discrimination based on Gender Identity in Federal Employment and on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity by Federal Contractor

    Obama Signs Order Banning Discrimination based on Gender Identity in Federal Employment and on Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity by Federal Contractor
    by Paul GuequierreLGBT federal employees and employees of federal contractors can breathe a sigh of relief today, as President Obama signed an executive order barring discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity by…
Rank this Week: 642

Employment & Labor Insider

Employment & Labor Insider

Discusses timely issues in labor and employment law and human resources from management's perspective, with subjects ranging from discrimination to employee handbooks and religious accommodations. By Constangy, Brooks & Smith, LLP.

http://www.employmentandlaborinsider.com/
  • Jul 21

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order

    Obama signs LGBT discrimination, affirmative action order
    This morning President Obama signed an Executive Order amending the 1965 Executive Order 11246. President Obama’s EO prohibits discrimination and requires affirmative action by federal contractors based on sexual orientation…
  • Jul 18

    Lovic Alton Brooks, Jr. (April 5, 1927-July 14, 2014)

    Lovic Alton Brooks, Jr. (April 5, 1927-July 14, 2014)
    Lovic Brooks, Jr., who for 20 years was the managing partner of Constangy, Brooks & Smith (and the “Brooks” in the firm name) passed away this Monday at his home in Roswell, Georgia. He was only the second managing partner…
  • Jul 18

    An in-depth look at the EEOC’s new Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy

    An in-depth look at the EEOC’s new Enforcement Guidance on pregnancy
    As promised on Monday, here is my magnum opus regarding the EEOC’s new Enforcement Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Related Issues. (Next week, I’ll try to get back to spurious sexual harassment lawsuits against Yahoo…
Rank this Week: 408

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: 935

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
Rank this Week: 508

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jul 21

    The Consumerization of Audiovisual Technologies Plus Negative Reviews of Your Firm

    The Consumerization of Audiovisual Technologies Plus Negative Reviews of Your Firm
    Coming today to SmallLaw: You can't swing a large law firm pay stub without hitting a fancy videoconferencing room that now collects dust. Consider yourself lucky that you work in small law firm which didn't have the capital to waste....
  • Jul 18

    Overcast: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Overcast: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers an app for managing and listening to podcasts on the iPhone with playback technologies that shorten their duration (see article below), an iPhone app for contemporaneous time-tracking, an iPhone app for…
  • Jul 17

    Document Management Tips; Law Firm Efficiency; Gear Needed to Slay the Dragon; Two Monitors and Two Orientations; Small Laser Printer

    Document Management Tips; Law Firm Efficiency; Gear Needed to Slay the Dragon; Two Monitors and Two Orientations; Small Laser Printer
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Barron Henley, Document Management Tips for Law Firms Plus Date Modified Caveats Philippe Doyle Gray, The First Step to Better Efficiency Via Technology Starts Here Stephen Hayes, The Gear…
Rank this Week: 216

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. (Personal Injury, Social Security Disability)

About the ways injured and disabled persons are mistreated by governments and insurance companies.

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jul 21

    Injured On Vacation? Four Things To Remember If You’re Hurt Abroad

    Injured On Vacation? Four Things To Remember If You’re Hurt Abroad
    When traveling to a foreign country, you probably have more exciting things on your mind than the possibility of being injured. The truth is, you can get injured anywhere, and many popular tourist activities are inherently a little bit…
  • Jul 21

    Surgical Students Less Prepared After Work Hour Restrictions Were Put in Place

    Surgical Students Less Prepared After Work Hour Restrictions Were Put in Place
    This is a little disturbing — do we have to choose between sleep-deprived surgeons or under-prepared surgeons? Reuters reports a new analysis found that surgeons in training have had fewer opportunities to participate in operations…
  • Jul 18

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    There’s nothing funny about this video, but it’s a great, visually beautiful endorsement of wearing seat belts.
Rank this Week: 881

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Obama Issues Executive Order Barring LGBT Discrimination By Contractors and Agencies; No Religious Exemption Included

    Obama Issues Executive Order Barring LGBT Discrimination By Contractors and Agencies; No Religious Exemption Included
    President Obama today issued an Executive Order (full text) adding "sexual orientation" and "gender identity" to the anti-discrimination provisions applicable to federal contractors.  The Order also added "gender identity" to the…
  • Jul 21

    Ban on Sexual Exploitation By Counselor Survives Establishment Clause Challenge

    Ban on Sexual Exploitation By Counselor Survives Establishment Clause Challenge
    In State of Iowa v. Edouard, (IA Sup. Ct., July 18, 2014), the Iowa Supreme Court upheld a clergyman's constitutional challenge to the state's statute prohibiting sexual exploitation by a counselor or therapist (Iowa Code Sec. 709.15).…
  • Jul 21

    LA Times Profiles Becket Fund

    LA Times Profiles Becket Fund
    The Los Angeles Times yesterday profiled The Becket Fund for Religious Liberty, saying in part:The Supreme Court's controversial Hobby Lobby decision has thrust a once-little-known boutique law firm into the center of a growing conservative…
Rank this Week: 23

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry

    Green Cards Through the Immigration Registry
    I recently handled the immigration case of an individual who has resided in the U.S. since the late 1950s. Having entered on a farmworker visa and then falling out of status once the visa expired, my client filed for a green card based on a…
  • Jul 14

    Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border

    Surge of Unaccompanied Children Crossing the Border
    Over the last few weeks, the recent upsurge of unaccompanied minor children crossing illegally into the United States has caught the attention of the media and protesters alike. Anti-immigration activists will predictably seek to frame…
  • Jul 10

    Military Deployment and Child Custody in Virginia

    Military Deployment and Child Custody in Virginia
    “Im Deploying! How does that affect my custodial or visitation rights to my child?” Deploying is a unique and difficult fact of life for most every military family. For those parents involved in a custody or visitation dispute,…
Rank this Week: 828

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 19

In Custodia Legis

In Custodia Legis

Covers current legal trends, collecting for the largest law library in the world, a British perspective, a perspective from New Zealand, legislative developments in THOMAS, and cultural intelligence and the law.

http://blogs.loc.gov/law
  • Jul 21

    Movies and Court Martial

    Movies and Court Martial
    Home with a cold this spring, I was re-reading a mystery novel which centered in part around the fate of a British officer in World War I.  In the novel, the officer had been executed for cowardice which made me begin to think about…
  • Jul 18

    Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, St. Mary’s University – Pic of the Week

    Sarita Kenedy East Law Library, St. Mary’s University – Pic of the Week
    Earlier this week, during the American Association of Law Libraries annual conference in San Antonio, Texas, I visited the Sarita Kenedy East Law Library at St. Mary’s University School of Law.  Below are just a few of the pictures…
  • Jul 16

    An Interview with Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong, Global Legal Research Intern

    An Interview with Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong, Global Legal Research Intern
    Today’s interview is with Jessica Ho-Wo-Cheong, an intern with the Global Legal Research Directorate’s Foreign, Comparative, and International Division I. Describe your background. I am a proud Canadian, born and raised in…
Rank this Week: 669

Texas Injury Law Blog

Texas Injury Law Blog

Covers the rights of individuals injured in accidents. By the Fears Nachawati Law Firm.

http://www.txinjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    Mary Wasserman and Son File Lawsuit Against Manufacturers of Risperdal

    Mary Wasserman and Son File Lawsuit Against Manufacturers of Risperdal
    A mother and her son have filed a lawsuit against Johnson & Johnson and Jansseen Pharmaceuticals, the makers and manufacturers of Risperdal. Mary Wasserman, mother to 26-year-old Andrew Wasserman, claims that Risperdal, prescribed to her…
  • Jul 18

    23-Year-Old Daniel Pohl Electrocuted at Mission Viejo High School in Work Accident

    23-Year-Old Daniel Pohl Electrocuted at Mission Viejo High School in Work Accident
    Pictured above: Emergency crews at the site of the accident (Pictured courtesy of OC Register)  An accident that occurred in Mission Viejo, California on Thursday afternoon left one worker injured and one worker dead. The accident…
  • Jul 17

    Larry Dennison Kills 3, Injures Several in Multi-Car Crash in Marion, Ohio

    Larry Dennison Kills 3, Injures Several in Multi-Car Crash in Marion, Ohio
    Pictured above: Some of the wreckage caused by the accident (courtesy of Mansfield News Journal)  A devastating accident that occurred on Monday afternoon left several family members dead and several others injured. Larry Dennison Jr.,…
Rank this Week: 91

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 21

    Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them

    Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them
    by Dennis Crouch Align Tech v. USITC (Fed. Cir. 2014) This Section 337 appeal is largely focused on the civil procedure associated with litigating cases before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). In general, Section 337…
  • Jul 20

    Jurisdiction over Contempt Finding

    Jurisdiction over Contempt Finding
    By Dennis Crouch Arlington Industries, Inc. v. Bridgeport Fittings, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Back in 2002, Arlington sued Bridgeport for infringing its patent covering a method of snap-fit electrical connectors. U.S. Patent No. 6,335,488. The…
  • Jul 17

    Applicant’s IDS Submission of Litigation Documents Constituted Disclaimer

    Applicant’s IDS Submission of Litigation Documents Constituted Disclaimer
    By Dennis Crouch Golden Bridge Tech v. Apple (Fed. Cir. 2014) This case should be seen as a follow-on to Judge Moore’s recent decision in X2Y Attenuators v. US International Trade Commission (Fed. Cir. 2014). In both cases, Judge Moore…
Rank this Week: 49

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

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

Copyfight

Copyfight

Covers the politics of IP.

http://copyfight.corante.com/
  • Jul 21

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again

    Lest You Had Any Doubts, the ALA is on the Right Side Again
    I got an update from American Library Association (ALA) letting me know that they had joined with other higher education and library organization to file a joint comment to the FCC in support of net neutrality. This should serve to remind…
  • Jul 18

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)

    Deadly Effects of Unaffordable Medicines (TPP)
    On the eve of the next round of secret talks on the festering pushole that is the TPP - the trade treaty so secret it can only be seen the by the multinational corporations that are writing it - MSF is once again attempting to encourage some…
  • Jul 15

    Planet Money on the Case Against Patent

    Planet Money on the Case Against Patent
    NPR's Planet Money podcast did a segment on the case against patents. It's mostly an exploration of how one would cope economically in a world without protection for certain kinds of IP. Sadly, they continue the mini-fiction that Tesla is…
Rank this Week: 163

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Job Posting: Syracuse City School District

    Job Posting: Syracuse City School District
    The public school district in New York is hiring its first Ombuds.  The Executive Ombuds Officer for Student Discipline will report directly to the District Superintendent. "In carrying out the functions of this position, the EOO is…
  • Jul 21

    New Jersey Trade School to Hire Ombuds in EEOC Settlement

    New Jersey Trade School to Hire Ombuds in EEOC Settlement
    The apprenticeship school affiliated with the Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee of Sheet Metal Workers Local 25 will pay a fine and adopt other anti-discriminatory measures, including an Ombuds, in settlement of a suit filed by the…
  • Jul 18

    Former Ombuds Tells Why Mars is a 'Great Place to Work'

    Former Ombuds Tells Why Mars is a 'Great Place to Work'
    Victoria Mars, who served as the company's Organizational Ombuds, was recently appointed Chairman of the Board. This year, Mars was recognized as a Great Place to Work and among the reasons associates listed was the Ombudsman Program.In her…
Rank this Week: 133

Changing the Court

Changing the Court

A chronicle of how a group of planners and practitioners are attempting to change the Bronx court system's approach to low-level criminal offending. From the Center for Court Innovation.

http://changingthecourt.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offense

    New Policies Regarding Drug-related Offense
    Here are two articles about drug-related offenses and the criminal justice system. The theme is a trend toward less punitive responses to drug crimes that is emerging at local and national levels. Will the Bronx follow suit?Federal:…
  • Jul 18

    BCS Helps Out on 161st Street

    BCS Helps Out on 161st Street
    The River Avenue storefront Mural! A home run.The storefront Before - covered in GraffitiIn the first week of July Bronx Community Solutions was contacted by the Executive Director of the 161st Street Business Improvement…
  • Jul 17

    Bronx Reentry Forum - Today!

    Bronx Reentry Forum - Today!
    This Thursday, July 17 the Bronx Reentry Working Group is holding its 4th Annual Reentry Forum at Hostos Community College. The forum will feature presentations by local service providers and a panel discussion with previously incarcerated…
Rank this Week: 908

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Precedent III - is it res judicata?

    Precedent III - is it res judicata?
    This is the third and, the IPKat expects, final post in this reflective series considering the role of “precedent” at the European Patent Office (EPO).  The previous two posts (here and here) have attracted considerable…
  • Jul 21

    Ten million! Thanks so much ...

    Ten million! Thanks so much ...
    This morning the IPKat weblog's Google page-view counter (which readers may have noticed in the sidebar on the left-hand side of the IPKat's home page) reached the magical, if admittedly arbitrary, figure of 10,000,000.  The Kat,…
  • Jul 21

    Italian court says that YouTube’s Content ID should be used to block allegedly infringing content

    Italian court says that YouTube’s Content ID should be used to block allegedly infringing content
    A couple of months ago this blog reported that the Tribunale di Torino (Turin District Court) had rejected an application for an interim injunction brought by Delta TV in the context of proceedings between this and…
Rank this Week: 28

Hunter's Query

Hunter's Query

Features research tips and law library news. From the Howard W. Hunter Law Library at the J. Reuben Clark Law School.

http://huntersquery.byulaw.info/wordpress/
  • Jul 21

    Foreign and Int’l Law Research

    Foreign and Int’l Law Research
    While most legal research classes naturally focus on researching the law of the United States, there is a large body of foreign and international law research that most students aren’t exposed to.  Foreign and international law…
  • Jun 26

    Hein Search Tip Update

    Hein Search Tip Update
    When customers speak, Hein listens and acts–quickly.  I recently received an email from HeinOnline’s Vice President of Production Development, Shane Marmion, addressing some of the concerns I raised in a recent blog post…
  • Jun 24

    Local Gov’t Law Research

    Local Gov’t Law Research
    While much of the research lawyers do revolves around state and federal law, local governments also have laws that lawyers should be familiar with and know how to research.  I recently wrote a short piece for Student Lawyer magazine that…
Rank this Week: 955

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Jul 21

    Continued Commentary on the California Ruling

    Continued Commentary on the California Ruling
    Today's New York Times publishes the editorial, "A Lifetime on California’s Death Row." In a remarkable ruling overturning the death sentence of Ernest Dewayne Jones, who was sentenced in 1995 for the murder of his girlfriend’s…
  • Jul 21

    The Death Penalty Is Incompatible with Human Dignity

    The Death Penalty Is Incompatible with Human Dignity
    That's the title of an OpEd in the Saturday edition of the Washington Post by Harvard Law's Charles Ogletree. It is syndicated in many papers across the nation. Here's the beginning of this must-read: I have wondered countless times over...
  • Jul 21

    9th Circuit Stays Arizona Execution Over Drug Secrecy

    9th Circuit Stays Arizona Execution Over Drug Secrecy
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruling in Wood v. Ryan is available in Adobe .pdf format. Also available, a dissent in the case and other documents. "Court Delays Execution Over Secrecy With Drugs," is the New...
Rank this Week: 27

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 395

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 21

    In Memory of Tillie Black Bear

    In Memory of Tillie Black Bear
    Tillie Black Bear, a tireless advocate for Native Women, passed away Saturday evening, July 19. Tillie’s work inspired so many and our hearts are with all those she left behind. NIWRC has made a documentary about the White Buffalo Calf…
  • Jul 21

    Ann Tweedy on Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage

    Ann Tweedy on Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage
    Our own Ann Tweedy has posted her very interesting and relevant paper, “Tribal Laws & Same-Sex Marriage: Theory, Process, and Content,” on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1996, Congress, in enacting the federal Defense of…
  • Jul 21

    Jamulians CEQA Complaint

    Jamulians CEQA Complaint
    Here is the complaint in Jamulians Against the Casino v. California Wildlife Conservation Board (Cal. Super.): Jamulians Complaint
Rank this Week: 72

Cooper Elder Law

Cooper Elder Law

Covers Ohio estate planning, nursing home protection and qualifying for veterans benefits. By Thom L. Cooper Company, LPA.

http://cooperelderlaw.com/our-blog/
  • Jul 21

    What Should I Do If I Can’t Find Mom or Dad’s Original Will?

    What Should I Do If I Can’t Find Mom or Dad’s Original Will?
    By Mary Roberts When a loved one passes away, one of the first things family members do is look for the Will of the deceased. The Probate Court requires the original Will, but if that document was created 20, 30, 40 or more years ago, it can…
  • Jul 17

    What Does Long Term Care Cost in My Area?

    What Does Long Term Care Cost in My Area?
    By Kathy Cooper I recently found a great link to the 2014 New York Life's Cost of Long Term Care tool that will tell you the average cost for skilling nursing facilities, assisted living, home health aides and more. For instance, here are…
  • Jul 15

    How Americans Die

    How Americans Die
    Have you ever wondered how Americans die?  Back in the 1900‘s the average life expectancy was under 50 years of age. By 2010, the life expectancy increased to just under 80 years of age which made me start to wonder: What is…
Rank this Week: 869

Lawffice Space

Lawffice Space

Covers employment laws and cases. By Philip Miles.

http://www.lawfficespace.com/
  • Jul 21

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination

    President Obama Signs Executive Order Re: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
    Earlier today, President Obama finally signed the executive order prohibiting workplace sexual orientation discrimination by the federal government and federal contractors. You can read the full text of the executive order here. Of interest:…
  • Jul 15

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation

    New EEOC Guidance on Pregnancy Discrimination and Accommodation
    Yesterday, the EEOC issued a press release: EEOC Issues Updated Enforcement Guidance On Pregnancy Discrimination And Related Issues. We got three new documents:Enforcement Guidance: Pregnancy Discrimination and Related IssuesQuestions and…
  • Jul 11

    If You Ever Loved Me . . . (Annual Blawg 100 Plea)

    If You Ever Loved Me . . . (Annual Blawg 100 Plea)
    Please take a moment to recommend Lawffice Space for the ABA Journal's Blawg 100. Just go here, scroll down and complete the form. No co-workers and no family please (the powers that be frown on "in-house" recommendations).Some readers may…
Rank this Week: 598

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/
  • Jul 21

    U.S. v. Liera-Mendoza (9th Cir. - July 21, 2014)

    U.S. v. Liera-Mendoza (9th Cir. - July 21, 2014)
    "In 2011, Liera-Morales unlawfully entered the United States with the assistance of a human-trafficking ring and later began working for the trafficking ring to pay off his remaining smuggling fee. As a part of his duties, Liera-Morales…
  • Jul 17

    Velasquez v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 17, 2014)

    Velasquez v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 17, 2014)
    There are worse things you can do than combining drinking and riding a bicycle.  But Justice Aldrich is correct.  It's still not a good thing.  As well as illegal.Mind you, there's pretty darn good reason to believe that Jorge…
  • Jul 17

    People v. Arevalo (Cal. Ct. App. - April 14, 2014)

    People v. Arevalo (Cal. Ct. App. - April 14, 2014)
    If your DNA is found on a rock used to smash a window, and that's how a burglar got into a building, is that evidence alone sufficient to prove that you're guilty of burglary?  In other words, does the fact that your DNA is at a…
Rank this Week: 166

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 21

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 1)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 1)
    Each year at IntLawGrrls, we like to take the opportunity to celebrate the numerous achievements of our contributors. Below, we’ve provided a most impressive list of awards, new jobs, publications, and other accomplishments by the…
  • Jul 20

    Regularizing & Decriminalizing the Movement of People, Part II

    Regularizing & Decriminalizing the Movement of People, Part II
    We are not going to stop sending people, and you guys are not going to be able to stop them from getting in. These are the words of Lt. Col. Reyes Garcia, a Honduran military policy leading an operation to break up an extortion ring used for…
  • Jul 19

    Write On!: Media, Persuasion and Human Rights conference

    Write On!: Media, Persuasion and Human Rights conference
    On 10 and 11 November 2014, Bangor University will host the annual conference of the Political Studies Association’s Media and Politics Group. This year’s conference theme is ‘Media, Persuasion and Human Rights’, and…
Rank this Week: 42

National Eminent Domain Blog

National Eminent Domain Blog

Covers eminent domain news with a focus on Michigan. By Ackerman Ackerman & Dynkowski.

http://www.nationaleminentdomain.com/
  • Jul 21

    Michigan Township Develops Without Eminent Domain

    Michigan Township Develops Without Eminent Domain
    Harrison Township envisions a bustling waterfront. At the same time, Township officials know that a Downtown Development Authority or some kind of other economic spur may be required. Yet, the officials assume that if people see the best use…
  • Jul 21

    A Thoughtful Commentary About Urban Disengagement

    A Thoughtful Commentary About Urban Disengagement
    Gideon Kanner, a Professor of Law Emeritus at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles, is probably the pre-eminent thinker on eminent domain and land use issues. Gideon is a friend of mine, and one who frequently bashes our Detroit activities. Part…
  • Jul 18

    The Downside of Anti-Energy Measure

    The Downside of Anti-Energy Measure
    The Colorado Springs Gazette was correct in opining concerns with anti-energy measures.  The opinion skews against a wealthy congressman who has a summer home near a proposed oil production site.  But the article also notes the…
Rank this Week: 576

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Jul 21

    Where I get some of my craziest idea

    Where I get some of my craziest idea
    When I began my quest to learn about marketing legal services, there weren’t many books available on the subject. There were the usual ABA assortment, with advice for big firms, and some books on starting a new practice (thank you, I…
  • Jul 18

    If your law firm were a sports team

    If your law firm were a sports team
    Your clients want you to win. They are cheering for you and will celebrate with you when you win their case or favorably resolve their issue. If you don’t win, they will be disappointed, but they will accept it, as long as you put…
  • Jul 17

    Promote a local organization or event, not your law firm

    Promote a local organization or event, not your law firm
    Me me me. Look at me. Call me. Hire me. I’m good. I’m really good. Hire me. Tell others about me. Like me. Share me. Love me. Uh, no. Well, maybe. But listening to you prattle on about yourself is such a turn off. I don’t…
Rank this Week: 649

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 21

    Regulating the sharing economy by hook or by crook (or by opinion)

    Regulating the sharing economy by hook or by crook (or by opinion)
    Thomas Friedman had an op-ed in Sunday's NYT about the sharing economy. Relevant to this blog was one of the closing paragraphs in the op-ed, which read: How fast [the growth of the sharing economy] happens will depend, in part,...
  • Jul 18

    USGS Climate Change Hazards Portal released

    USGS Climate Change Hazards Portal released
    The USGS has just released its Climate Change Hazards Portal, which allows users to visualize the effects of extreme storms, shoreline change, and sea-level rise on the U.S. coastline. Worth checking out.
  • Jul 17

    Federal government to assist cities with climate change resilience

    Federal government to assist cities with climate change resilience
    From Governing: The federal government will expand its efforts to help states and local governments prepare for natural disasters and climate change, under a series of actions announced by the White House July 16. The measures include…
Rank this Week: 158

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 359

Labor Relations Today

Labor Relations Today

Provides analysis, resources and commentary on developments in traditional labor law. By McKenna Long & Aldridge.

http://www.laborrelationstoday.com/
  • Jul 21

    Board Investigating McDonalds For ULP

    Board Investigating McDonalds For ULP
    The Huffington Post reports that the National Labor Relations Board has opened an investigation into whether a McDonalds franchise violated the National Labor Relations Act for terminating nine workers for allegedly supporting an employee…
  • Jul 21

    Tribes Pressing For Timely Review of Board Order

    Tribes Pressing For Timely Review of Board Order
    Last week, the Chickasaw Nation, the Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe of Michigan, and the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians argued in briefs to the Sixth and Tenth Circuit Courts of Appeal that several Orders issued by the National Labor…
  • Jul 18

    Board Judge: Becker’s Appointment Valid

    Board Judge: Becker’s Appointment Valid
    This past week, a National Labor Relations Board Administrative Law Judge determined that a sushi manufacturer violated the National Labor Relations Act by seeking to compel individual arbitration proceedings of a wage-and-hour class action…
Rank this Week: 788