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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Dec 19

    Obama’s Bold Sony Statement: Canceling The Interview Was a ‘Mistake’

    Obama’s Bold Sony Statement: Canceling The Interview Was a ‘Mistake’
    In his end-of-year press conference today, President Barack Obama called the decision by Sony Pictures Entertainment to cancel the release of its film The Interview a “mistake.” “I am sympathetic to the threats they…
  • Dec 17

    The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy

    The Evidence That North Korea Hacked Sony Is Flimsy
    Today Sony canceled the premiere of “The Interview” and its entire Christmas-Day release of the movie because of fears that terrorists might attack theaters showing the film. The actions show just how much power the attackers…
  • Dec 16

    Former Employees Are Suing Sony Over ‘Epic Nightmare’ Hack

    Former Employees Are Suing Sony Over ‘Epic Nightmare’ Hack
    The plot of the Sony hack drama has taken a new turn. Two former employees of Sony Pictures Entertainment filed a class-action lawsuit against the studio giant on Monday for failing to properly secure sensitive employee data. The recent…
Rank this Week: 44

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Dec 19

    Iowa Reassigns Legal Writing Prof to Library Pending Retrial of Discrimination Claim Based on Her Conservative View

    Iowa Reassigns Legal Writing Prof to Library Pending Retrial of Discrimination Claim Based on Her Conservative View
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Des Moines Register, Second Woman Makes Retaliation Claim Against University of Iowa: The University of Iowa has reassigned another female employee involved in a pending legal matter against…
  • Dec 19

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Bloomberg, IRS Freezes Hiring, Warns of Busy Signals After U.S. Budget Cuts Bloomberg, Obama Says He'll Make 'Pretty Specific' Tax-Revamp Proposals Bloomberg, Senate Sends $42 Billion U.S. Tax-Break Renewal Measure to Obama Forbes, Disabled…
  • Dec 19

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Ask The Professor: How Can Law Schools Survive? Take Responsibility. Above the Law, Black Law Professor Sues Predominantly Black Law School… For Race Discrimination? Above the Law, Experienced Lawyers Pity Recent Law School…
Rank this Week: 2

Life Sciences Legal Update

Life Sciences Legal Update

Analysis and commentary on trends and developments in life sciences and health care law. By Reed Smith.

http://www.lifescienceslegalupdate.com/
Rank this Week: 562

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 241

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Dec 19

    Santa Robs Bank During SantaCon, Blends Into SantaCrowd

    Santa Robs Bank During SantaCon, Blends Into SantaCrowd
    Santa has committed numerous crimes over the years, but usually he's either acted alone or conspired with others posing as Santa. It seems doubtful that everyone participating in SantaCon was in on this bank robbery, but you never know.…
  • Dec 19

    Police Department Ends Its "Voluntary Search" Program

    Police Department Ends Its "Voluntary Search" Program
    This program only lasted about five days, so I didn't have time to write about it before it was canceled for being dumb. But it was sufficiently dumb that I'm still going to write about it. On December 5,…
  • Dec 17

    Mom Calls C-SPAN Show to Tell Her Sons to Get Along

    Mom Calls C-SPAN Show to Tell Her Sons to Get Along
    Connection to the law: tenuous. But too good not to mention. The set-up: two brothers, one Republican, one Democrat, were on C-SPAN's "Washington Journal" show yesterday, talking (and of course arguing) about bipartisanship. This show allows…
Rank this Week: 126

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 438

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Globalization & the Law in Historical Perspective

    Globalization & the Law in Historical Perspective
    [We have the following announcement.]"Globalization & the Law in Historical Perspective," June 4-5, 2015, Maurer School of Law, Indiana University – BloomingtonIn recent years, there has been an explosion of new scholarship on the…
  • Dec 19

    Parks, Ray and Patterson on Alpha Kappa Alpha and Civil Right

    Parks, Ray and Patterson on Alpha Kappa Alpha and Civil Right
    Gregory Scott Parks, Wake Forest University School of Law, Rashawn Ray, University of Maryland, and Shawna M. Patterson, University of Pennsylvania, have posted Complex Civil Rights Organizations: Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, an…
  • Dec 19

    New Release: Siegrust and Müller, eds., "Property in East Central Europe"

    New Release: Siegrust and Müller, eds., "Property in East Central Europe"
    New from Berghahn Books: Property in East Central Europe: Notions, Institutions, and Practices of Landownership in the Twentieth Century, edited by Hannes Siegrist (University of Leipzig) and Dietmar Müller (University of Leipzig). A…
Rank this Week: 61

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad?

    Can You Make a Porcelain Sculpture Out of a Sow’s Ad?
    French newspaper Le Figaro reported this week that ad man Frank Davidovici is likely suing artist Jeff Koons for plagiarism.The Centre Pompidouin Paris is now showing a retrospective of Jeff Koons’ work. Among them is Fait…
  • Dec 19

    Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticism

    Battistelli and Kongstad respond to EPO criticism
    Managing Intellectual Property has just published an article containing a series of questions and answers, put by Managing Editor James Nurton to EPO President Benoit Battistelli and Chariman of the Administrative Council, Jesper Kongstad.The…
  • Dec 19

    Friday fantasie

    Friday fantasie
    Forthcoming events. Plenty fresh events have been added to the IPKat's Forthcoming Events page in recent days, including a three-week course (13 to 31 July 2015) entitled "International IP Transactions: Practical skills and industry insights"…
Rank this Week: 28

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Dec 19

    Law firm challenge brings in $200K

    Law firm challenge brings in $200K
    The numbers are in, and the law firm challenge for Toronto’s Daily Bread Food Bank took in about $200,000 this year.The total of cash, online, and food donations came from 39 participating law firms in the annual event in support of the…
  • Dec 19

    TWU suing LSBC over rejection of accreditation

    TWU suing LSBC over rejection of accreditation
    Trinity Western University is not taking rejection by the lawyers of British Columbia well. Yesterday it announced it will sue the Law Society of British Columbia over its Oct. 31 decision to reverse its earlier recognition of TWU School of…
  • Dec 19

    News Roundup — December 19, 2014

    News Roundup — December 19, 2014
    CanadaIRFAN-Canada appealing to Federal Court to disregard government's ruling as unconstitutional, Toronto StarPamela Porter gets jail time for money laundering linked to husband's alleged 'superhospital' fraud, The National PostWoman gets…
Rank this Week: 516

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

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

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Dec 19

    Senate Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending

    Senate Passes Bucco Bill to Expedite Jobs, Cut Local Spending
    Legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Budget Officer Anthony Bucco to authorize local governments to email permits, receipts and bills was unanimously passed by the state Senate. “This legislation will modernize the way local…
  • Dec 19

    Senate Passes Kean’s Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Foster Innovation

    Senate Passes Kean’s Bipartisan Jobs Bill to Foster Innovation
    Legislation is a key part of Senate Republican’s New Package of Jobs Bills Being Rolled Out Across NJ The state Senate unanimously passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to create a post-doctoral fellowship…
  • Dec 18

    Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicle

    Senate Passes Kean Bill to Make NJ a Hub for Driverless Vehicle
    The state Senate passed legislation sponsored by Senate Republican Leader Tom Kean to make New Jersey a hub for the development, testing and implementation of driverless vehicles. “The people of New Jersey, our workforce and economy…
Rank this Week: 476

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 293

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: 101

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Dec 19

    Cuba Diarie

    Cuba Diarie
    I went to Cuba in mid-November 2014 as part of a delegation of the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution to learn about the legal system and dispute resolution there. I am grateful to Bruce Meyerson for organizing and leading this ……
  • Dec 18

    Strong UNCITRAL Study Cited by United Nation

    Strong UNCITRAL Study Cited by United Nation
    My colleague, Professor S.I. Strong, recently conducted a large-scale empirical study on the use and perception of international commercial mediation and conciliation that appears to be the first of its kind. The information was gathered to…
  • Dec 16

    Is Legal Education a Zombie?

    Is Legal Education a Zombie?
    Lately, we have talked about Sleeping Beauty, Cinderella, Prince Charming, fairy godmothers, aristocrats, wicked witches, mutant children, beasts, step-sisters, cooks, doctors, firefighters, and boy scouts. (Note several different…
Rank this Week: 370

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Dec 19

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted

    Heidelberg Talk Video Posted
    From Anonymity to Identification: Online Communication in a Time of Surveillance | Prof. Michael Froomkin (Audio: MP3) (Video: MP4 / OGV) I can’t thank my hosts in Heidelberg enough for the warmth of their welcome and their kindness…
  • Dec 17

    Cuba

    Cuba
    The US approach to Cuba stopped making sense decades ago. Opening exchanges with Poland helped dislodge the Communist regime; the same is likely to happen to Cuba in the future. Maintaining the embargo with Cuba has done more to empower…
  • Dec 14

    Food for Thought

    Food for Thought
    While I enjoy fine dining in Paris, check out The Evil Waiter Case in the U. Miami Law Review.
Rank this Week: 42

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Cinematic dissent from denial of review

    Cinematic dissent from denial of review
    Justice Willett of the Texas Supreme Court pens this must-read dissent from the denial of review.And just as in the movie he repeatedly references, you'll enjoy it most if you stay with it to the very end....Also of note: Lawyer who filed…
  • Dec 18

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan

    Judge Berzon on Justice Brennan
    On January 22 at the Biltmore in downtown LA, LACBA's Labor & Employment Law Section presents a dinner/MCLE program: Justice Brennan's Labor & Employment Jurisprudence: Will We See the Like Again?Justice William J. Brennan, the…
  • Dec 18

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel

    3 Questions for the hiring of appellate counsel
    On Law360, H&L's David Axelrad offer some client-centered advice in 3 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Hiring Appellate Counsel. Every good appellate lawyer should (1) be able to help build and preserve the record; (2) know…
Rank this Week: 638

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Dec 19

    The best way to get more legal work

    The best way to get more legal work
    I spoke to an estate planning lawyer the other day. He’s getting ready to do another mailing to his client list to encourage them to make an appointment to review and update their estate plans, due to a change in the law. It seems many…
  • Dec 18

    Is hard work the key to success? Umm, no

    Is hard work the key to success? Umm, no
    Everyone and his brother says that hard work is the key to success. But is it? I can point to many times in my life when I was successful without hard work. In fact, many of my successes came with little or no effort. I can also point to…
  • Dec 17

    Bah, humbug, period, paragraph.

    Bah, humbug, period, paragraph.
    Tis the season to be jolly. Or not. The last two weeks of the year is either a time of joy and celebration, or a time of stress and regret. You either want this time to last forever, or you can’t wait for it to be over. If you love this…
Rank this Week: 676

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Dec 19

    Civ. Pro. is the New Black

    Civ. Pro. is the New Black
    And...they're off! My 1Ls just began taking their exam, which I titled "Civ. Pro. is the New Black." Eschewing Ferguson-style controversy (I hope), I'm ruining using the TV show "Orange is the New Black" as the basis for…
  • Dec 18

    Should En Banc Review Correct Obvious Errors?

    Should En Banc Review Correct Obvious Errors?
    There's recently been a lot of discussion about Kosilek v. Spencer, a 3-2 en banc First Circuit decision by Judge Torruella on whether a prisoner has an Eighth Amendment right to sex reassignment surgery. Understandably enough, most of the…
  • Dec 18

    Unlikely Holiday Film

    Unlikely Holiday Film
    One of my favorite "unlikely" holiday films, which has many useful teachable moments of clips to use in the classroom, is "Trading Places" (1983). This brilliant film is still one of the best business films ever made, and,…
Rank this Week: 24

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Dec 19

    Original Jurisdiction Practice

    Original Jurisdiction Practice
    Most original jurisdiction cases in the Supreme Court involve dull territorial disputes between states, but the lawsuit filed yesterday by Nebraska and Oklahoma against Colorado is anything but.  The claim is that Colorado’s…
  • Dec 19

    “The Interview” and Eminent Domain

    “The Interview” and Eminent Domain
    Personally I hope that the NSA figures out a way to knock North Korean State TV off the air.  In the meantime, though, the United States should exercise eminent domain and buy the movie from Sony as a partial compensation for its loss.…
  • Dec 19

    Child Safety, Part III

    Child Safety, Part III
    How might tort law respond, if at all, to the preferences of parents and the general population to invest about twice as much in child safety as adult safety? (see this post for a summary of the data, and this post for a discussion of whether…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Dec 19

    Admin: Holiday Break

    Admin: Holiday Break
    This blog will be quiet for a while.  Please check in again just after the New Year.Happy Holidays!
  • Dec 19

    Events & Opportunities: A Few More January 2015

    Events & Opportunities: A Few More January 2015
    Call for applications: CMRS Winter Short Courses, Cairo, 1-19 February 2015 [info]1. Refugees Hosted During Political Transitions: Understanding the Protection Needs of Vulnerable Migrants and Refugees, 1-5 February 20152. Training…
  • Dec 19

    Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality

    Thematic Focus: Statelessness & Nationality
    Publications:Asia-Pacific Ministers Agree on Civil Registration for all by 2024 (UNHCR, Nov. 2014) [text]Citizenship Revocation and the Privilege to Have Rights, Oxford, 3 Dec. 2014 [access]- Follow link for podcast.Concluding Statement of…
Rank this Week: 343

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 85

Mediation Matters

Mediation Matters

Covers mediation and negotiations. By Steve Mehta.

http://stevemehta.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    Small Talk Can Result in Big Benefit

    Small Talk Can Result in Big Benefit
    Small talk is not small or trivial. It’s a basic way to introduce ourselves to others, open lines of communication and can be a foundation upon which trust can be built. It’s a good way to start a negotiation or mediation session…
  • Dec 15

    Write It To Let Go Of It

    Write It To Let Go Of It
    There has been much discussed and written in mediation literature that one of the major benefits of mediation is the cathartic effect of telling a story to a neutral person.  Unfortunately, for some experiences the cathartic effect…
  • Dec 6

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It

    Go With the Crowd, as Long as the Right People are in It
    Given the popularity of social media and the ease at which huge numbers of people can be contacted easily, there’s more news about the “wisdom of the crowd.” It’s thought that with enough people thinking about or…
Rank this Week: 904

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 78

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
  • Dec 19

    Magna Carta Replica in the Capitol Crypt

    Magna Carta Replica in the Capitol Crypt
    If you are planning a trip to Washington, D.C., to see the Magna Carta exhibition, may I suggest another stop on your itinerary?  You’ve heard the phrase “hidden gem,” but the object I am sharing with you today truly…
  • Dec 18

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta

    Magna Carta Lecture Series – Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta
    Ruth Mazo Karras, professor and chair of the History Department at the University of Minnesota, will join the Law Library of Congress on Wednesday, January 14, 2015 for the next program in the Magna Carta Lecture Series, “Law in the…
  • Dec 17

    An Interview with Brandon Fitzgerald

    An Interview with Brandon Fitzgerald
    Today’s interview is with Brandon Fitzgerald, project manager of a Law Library staffing contract.  Brandon does a terrific job managing a group of contractors who help keep our collections orderly and updated. Describe your…
Rank this Week: 640

LawBiz Blog

LawBiz Blog

Covers buying and selling a practice, law firm management and legal marketing. By Ed Poll.

http://www.lawbizblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Disaster Preparedness Always Needed

    Disaster Preparedness Always Needed
    Disaster Preparedness Always Needed Within the last few days, a major law firm’s (Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP) Los Angeles office has been severely impacted. One of the largest fires seen in the Los Angeles area (Da Vinci…
  • Dec 17

    Another swing for the politico

    Another swing for the politico
    A member of the California State Legislature announced that he will ask for “…a financial and operational audit…” of the State Bar. In his press statement, the Assemblyman said he wants the State Auditor…
  • Dec 17

    Purchasing a Lamborghini is easier than purchasing a house

    Purchasing a Lamborghini is easier than purchasing a house
    Achieving success in business—including, of course, the business of law—is an art. The artist (lawyer) must create a scene on a canvas (atmosphere) that draws in clients, making clients want to immerse themselves in that canvas.…
Rank this Week: 731

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Dec 19

    Prisoner Exchange

    Prisoner Exchange
    Critics of the Obama administration's prisoner exchanges (with Cuba and the Taliban) should read the following paragraphs from the obituary of Richard C. Hottelet, who reported from Germany for CBS in the days before the U.S. entered WWII: On…
  • Dec 18

    How Low Can You Go, InfiLaw?

    How Low Can You Go, InfiLaw?
    When I visited Florida Coastal last spring for my Dean interview, my prescription to turn the school around was drastic. I told them they should immediately rescind offers of admission and refund deposits and application fees for all students…
  • Dec 18

    Organs & Inducement

    Organs & Inducement
    The latest issue of Law & Contemporary Problems is now out and you can access all of the articles in the volume online (see the embedded webpage below, or go here). This issue, edited by Phil Cook and me, features...
Rank this Week: 90

Health Industry Washington Watch

Health Industry Washington Watch

Covers U.S. legislative and regulatory developments affecting the life sciences and health care industry. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.healthindustrywashingtonwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 760

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Dec 19

    The Obligatory December “Best of the Year” List

    The Obligatory December “Best of the Year” List
    Every year we get a recap of the best _____[fill in the blank]_____, usually weeks before the year ends. It started particularly early this year, so we kept a list of the interesting ones. The links below recap 2014, mostly……
  • Dec 19

    13 Things About Social Media You Didn’t Know

    13 Things About Social Media You Didn’t Know
    The majority of social media users understand the basic idea of posting and conversing with others, however there are numerous additional things that can be done beyond that. We’ve compiled a list of interesting items you may want to…
  • Dec 15

    An Excerise in Establishing Core Difference

    An Excerise in Establishing Core Difference
    Summarizing Your Services in a Simple Sentence It is a good practice to be able to verbalize what you do in a simple sentence. Not only does it come in handy ay holiday parties — you know, when people you… Categories: Branding…
Rank this Week: 662

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

WKL&B WOrkDay Blog

Covers labor and employment law developments. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://www.employmentlawdaily.com/index.php/blog
  • Dec 19

    Two Ohio universities agree to improve website accessibility for individuals with disabilitie

    Two Ohio universities agree to improve website accessibility for individuals with disabilitie
    This month, the Department of Education and two universities in Ohio reached agreements regarding access to the universities’ websites for individuals with disabilities. According to the Education Department’s Office for Civil…
  • Dec 19

    $1.3M award upheld against parent, subsidiary as joint employer

    $1.3M award upheld against parent, subsidiary as joint employer
    By Brandi O. Brown, J.D. In the case of an employee who suffered “years of grotesque psychological abuse” and was awarded millions in compensatory and punitive damages, the Second Circuit found a sufficient basis for the…
  • Dec 19

    DOJ will act to protect transgender employees from discrimination

    DOJ will act to protect transgender employees from discrimination
    By Pamela Wolf, J.D. The Department of Justice will officially take the position in litigation that Title VII protections extend to claims of discrimination based on an individual’s gender identity, including transgender status,…
Rank this Week: 424

Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Dec 19

    How cookies can be used for global surveillance

    How cookies can be used for global surveillance
    Today we present an updated version of our paper examining how the ubiquitous use of online tracking cookies can allow an adversary conducting network surveillance to target a user or surveil users en masse. In the initial version of the…
  • Dec 12

    Why ASICs may be good for Bitcoin

    Why ASICs may be good for Bitcoin
    Bitcoin mining is now almost exclusively performed by Bitcoin-specific ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits). These chips are made by a few startup manufacturers and cannot be used for anything else besides mining Bitcoin or…
  • Dec 11

    Striking a balance between advertising and ad blocking

    Striking a balance between advertising and ad blocking
    In the news, we have a consortium of French publishers, which somehow includes several major U.S. corporations (Google, Microsoft), attempting to sue AdBlock Plus developer Eyeo, a German firm with developers around the world. I have no…
Rank this Week: 193

Legal Ease Blog

Legal Ease Blog

Covers clients development and law practice management. By Allison Shields.

http://legalease.blogs.com/legal_ease_blog/
  • Dec 19

    Florida Bar Ban on Past Results in Attorney TV Ads Struck Down by Federal Court

    Florida Bar Ban on Past Results in Attorney TV Ads Struck Down by Federal Court
    In a case entitled Robert Rubenstein v. The Florida Bar, United States District Court Judge Beth Bloom of the Southern District of Florida ruled last week that it is unconstitutional for the Florida Bar to prevent a lawyer from using...
  • Dec 11

    Smart Holiday Networking

    Smart Holiday Networking
    It's that time of year again, and there's a holiday party practically every night. Sometimes they're fun, and other times, they may simply be an obligation that you can't avoid. But either way, holiday parties can be great networking…
  • Nov 26

    With Gratitude Comes Perspective

    With Gratitude Comes Perspective
    With the Thanksgiving holiday tomorrow in the U.S., thoughts this week naturally turn to giving thanks for all that we have. But this quote from Oprah Winfrey reminds us that giving thanks isn't just important when everything is going…
Rank this Week: 934

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 19

    Scots Wha' Hae!

    Scots Wha' Hae!
    From across the pond, news that a tuxedo cat is striking a blow for feline rights. Jordan, a media-savvy (read his thoughts on life, the Universe and everything here on his Facebook page here) and intellectually curious kitty who lives...
  • Dec 18

    Keep Watching the Skies!

    Keep Watching the Skies!
    Timothy M. Ravich, University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs, is publishing Commercial Drones and the Phantom Menace in the Journal of International Media and Entertainmental Law. Here is the abstract. Unmanned…
  • Dec 11

    A Non-Fiction List of "Must Reads"

    A Non-Fiction List of "Must Reads"
    From the Guardian, a compilation of non-fiction titles "everyone should read."
Rank this Week: 36

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Disabled Worker Law Blog

Covers workers compensation, social security disability, long term disability, disability pensions and construction accidents. By Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco, L.L.P.

http://www.disabledworkerlaw.com/
  • Dec 19

    Social Security Disability Advocates Binder & Binder Officially File for Bankruptcy

    Social Security Disability Advocates Binder & Binder Officially File for Bankruptcy
    As reported in the Wall Street Journal today, the nation-wide Social Security Disability firm of Binder and Binder formally filed for bankruptcy last night in New York.  The bankruptcy petition filed with the Court is 62 pages long (we…
  • Dec 15

    Social Security Disability Firm Binder & Binder Prepares for Bankruptcy

    Social Security Disability Firm Binder & Binder Prepares for Bankruptcy
    “The bigger they are, the harder they fall.”  As reported originally in the Wall Street Journal, Binder & Binder, one of America’s largest Social Security Disability Advocate corporations is preparing for possible…
  • Nov 3

    Employers Save $45 Million on New York Workers’ Compensation Cost

    Employers Save $45 Million on New York Workers’ Compensation Cost
    Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced that employer costs for New York workers’ compensation in New York State will be reduced by a whopping $45 million in 2015.  This was done by lowering the cost to run…
Rank this Week: 737

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Dec 19

    California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”

    California Ranks as No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole”
     California was identified as the No. 2 “Judicial Hellhole” in the nation, after two years of taking the No. 1 spot, in the latest ranking of the “most unfair” civil litigation courts by the American Tort Reform…
  • Dec 18

    NLRB Issues Final “Quickie Election” Rule … Again

    NLRB Issues Final “Quickie Election” Rule … Again
    The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has once again adopted a rule designed to speed up the union-election process and to streamline the process for resolving representation disputes — often referred to as the “quickie…
  • Dec 16

    NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization

    NLRB: Employees Can Use Employer Email for Unionization
    A split National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) recently held that employees can use employer email systems during non-working times to communicate about wages, working conditions and other protected concerted activity, including union…
Rank this Week: 536

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 157

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

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

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    First District of California Rules DNA Sample Law Unconstitutional

    First District of California Rules DNA Sample Law Unconstitutional
    In a recent California state court ruling, the court ruled that a law that permitted police to gather a DNA sample from any suspect arrested for a felony was unconstitutional.
  • Dec 17

    Why Suge Knight and Katt Williams Face Different Sentences for the Same Crime (PC 667.5)

    Why Suge Knight and Katt Williams Face Different Sentences for the Same Crime (PC 667.5)
    Why is it that Suge Knight is facing 30 years in prison while Katt Williams faces only seven years for the same incident? Our criminal defense attorneys explain.
  • Nov 17

    Should Internet Trolling Be a Serious Crime?

    Should Internet Trolling Be a Serious Crime?
    If you spend any amount of time online (and we know you do because you are reading this article), you are undoubtedly familiar with Internet “trolls.” These are the people who, empowered by the anonymity of the Internet, seemingly…
Rank this Week: 408

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
  • Dec 19

    Am I unreasonable?

    Am I unreasonable?
    by Nicholas Bagley, Assistant Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School. This piece first appeared at The Incidental Economist.Before the Supreme Court granted King v. Burwell, the Journal on Health Politics, Policy and Law invited…
  • Dec 19

    Recently on Judicial Nominations Update: December 19, 2014

    Recently on Judicial Nominations Update: December 19, 2014
    by Rebekah DeHavenThis week we saw a strong ending to the 113th Congress with the confirmation of all twelve district court nominees who were on the Senate floor. On Tuesday, December 16, the Senate confirmed all nominees by voice…
  • Dec 19

    LegalEyes for December 19, 2014

    LegalEyes for December 19, 2014
    by Caroline CoxThe Editorial Board of The New York Times praises the new policy in New York that ends routine insurance discrimination against transgender individuals.Joel Rose reports for NPR on the Justice Department’s new lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 635

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Enforcement of Mortgage Note Barred, But Mortgage Lien Remain

    Enforcement of Mortgage Note Barred, But Mortgage Lien Remain
    On December 17, 2014, the Florida Third District Court of Appeals issued its decision on a very important foreclosure issue in the case of Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, etc. v. Harry Beauvais, et al., Case No. 3D14-575.…
  • Dec 16

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Appeal Issue

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari on Chapter 13 Bankruptcy Appeal Issue
    Last week, the United States Supreme Court granted the writ of certiori in the case of Bullard v. Hyde Park Savings Bank, which involves the issue of whether an order denying confirmation of a chapter 13 plan of reorganization is a "final…
  • Nov 26

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014

    Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 Expired January 1, 2014
    Unless the Mortgage Debt Relief Act of 2007 is extended, distressed homeowner’s face the risk of the imposition of income taxes on the discharged mortgage debt upon a short sale, short refinance or foreclosure.  The lack of the…
Rank this Week: 697

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Dec 19

    The MLAT roadmap - visualizing how the process actually work

    The MLAT roadmap - visualizing how the process actually work
    When I first started working on mutual legal assistance treaties (MLATs), they were seen as the less glamorous, hard-working cousin of extradition treaties.  An international fugitive being flown back under armed guard to face justice is…
  • Dec 16

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project

    November 2014 in Retrospect: Intermediary Liability News and More from the Internet and Jurisdiction Project
    November 2014 in Retrospect is available here: http://www.internetjurisdiction.net/observatory/retrospect/2014-november Retrospect is the monthly newsletter of the Internet & Jurisdiction Project - a global multi-stakeholder…
  • Dec 12

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.

    Launching CollabMark Project to Hack Trademarks for Free Culture.
    Today, we launched CollabMark — a project to provide information about how open source and free culture communities can use trademarks.    A project’s identity is important. Trademarks empower communities to protect…
Rank this Week: 369

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Dec 19

    "People in Your Hood Ride Bikes to Shoot People."

    "People in Your Hood Ride Bikes to Shoot People."
    This week, 22-year-old Modesto Sanchez told lawmakers of the Massachusetts Legislature about the day he and his friend rode their bikes down the street on which Sanchez lived, only to be stopped and frisked within minutes by Boston police…
  • Dec 19

    Why Has the ACLU Hired an Internet Infrastructure Technologist?

    Why Has the ACLU Hired an Internet Infrastructure Technologist?
    Last March, I started working as a technologist for the ACLU's Speech, Privacy, and Technology project. Part of the job is helping the ACLU’s lawyers to better understand the technical details of their legal work. But I'm also taking…
  • Dec 18

    Police Shouldn't Just Film Themselves Being Santa's Helper

    Police Shouldn't Just Film Themselves Being Santa's Helper
    You may have seen the viral video making the rounds on social media: a millionaire "Secret Santa" donated $100,000 to the sheriff's department in Jackson County, Missouri, to hand out to the less fortunate in the community. The generous donor…
Rank this Week: 86

Law Firm Web Strategy

Law Firm Web Strategy

Covers online law firm business development, including profile building, branding and law firm SEO. By Steve Matthews.

http://www.stemlegal.com/strategyblog
  • Dec 19

    People Don’t Follow Law Firms, They Follow Lawyer

    People Don’t Follow Law Firms, They Follow Lawyer
    Can law firm-generated content can be effectively distributed simply by putting it on the firm’s website or pushing it out over the firm’s social media channels? “No way”, says Kevin O’Keefe in his recent post,…
  • Dec 9

    Latest Additions to Lawblogs.ca

    Latest Additions to Lawblogs.ca
    Clawbies season is well underway (get your nominations in before December 23rd!) and before too long we’ll be annotating lawblogs.ca with this year’s winners. In the meantime, take a look at the latest crop of blogs to be added to…
  • Nov 28

    Stem Client Roundup for November 2014

    Stem Client Roundup for November 2014
    Hard to believe, but the year is drawing to an end. Here at Stem, we’re only a couple days away from the 2014 Clawbies kickoff, and our clients have been doing some exciting things themslves over the last few weeks. …
Rank this Week: 928

California Nursing Home Abuse…

California Nursing Home Abuse Lawyer Blog

Covers various nursing home abuse and elder neglect issues such as signs and symptoms of neglect, and California Elder Abuse and Neglect Law. By Walton Law Firm LLP.

http://www.nursinghomeabuselawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Rising Number of Falls and Dangerous Injuries Among the Elderly

    Rising Number of Falls and Dangerous Injuries Among the Elderly
    For elderly adults who live on their own or in nursing homes and assisted-living facilities, falls can result in serious and life-threatening injuries. While falls are not the result of elder abuse, they can occur when there is a clear issue…
  • Dec 12

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home

    Elders Abusing Elders in Nursing Home
    When we think about nursing home abuse and neglect, most of us imagine a scenario in which a healthcare professional or nursing home employee mistreats an elderly resident. However, a recent study conducted by Cornell University Weill Medical…
  • Dec 3

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime

    Elder Abuse is an Underreported Crime
    Statistics in Southern California suggest that elder abuse is an extremely underreported crime, which means that many older adults suffer injuries while their abuses go unpunished. A recent article in the Los Angeles Daily News reported that…
Rank this Week: 926

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Dec 19

    Preventing Innocent People from Pleading Guilty

    Preventing Innocent People from Pleading Guilty
    The New York Review of Books presents lively commentary from three legal experts and a response by Judge Jed Rakoff who, in an article published last month, proposed employing magistrates soon after an indictment is filed to make the system…
  • Dec 18

    Rickey Wyatt Fully Exonerated, Becoming 325th Person Cleared by DNA

    Rickey Wyatt Fully Exonerated, Becoming 325th Person Cleared by DNA
    On the request of the District Attorney's Office, a Dallas County judge today entered a court order finding Rickey Dale Wyatt innocent of a rape for which he served nearly 31 years. Working closely with the Dallas District Attorney's…
  • Dec 18

    Youngest Person Executed in the United States Exonerated After 70 Year

    Youngest Person Executed in the United States Exonerated After 70 Year
    A South Carolina Circuit Court Judge threw out the 1944 murder conviction of the youngest person to be executed in recent US history on Wednesday. Judge Carmen Mullen vacated the conviction of George Stinney Jr., who was 14 years old at the…
Rank this Week: 656

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

Covers how associates should approach the practice of law. By Keith Lee.

http://associatesmind.com
  • Dec 19

    The Walking Dead: ABA 509 Matriculant Data On All Unranked School

    The Walking Dead: ABA 509 Matriculant Data On All Unranked School
    Yesterday over at Above The Law, Elie took a look at some of the 509 data I’ve been reporting on these past few days. You know who is doing just fine in the current low-application environment? YALE! Yale is the freaking OG of being…
  • Dec 17

    There Will Be Blood: ABA 509 Matriculant Data On All Ranked School

    There Will Be Blood: ABA 509 Matriculant Data On All Ranked School
    So the ABA is finally getting around to talking about the massive drops in enrollment. Yay! Now for some charts. First, all the schools listed by rank. (Edit: Professor Caron noticed that I had mislabeled Pepperdine red in the below chart,…
  • Dec 16

    ABA Matriculant Data: Schools 51-100

    ABA Matriculant Data: Schools 51-100
    Here is the matriculant data for the next 50 schools. On a side note, I saw at the Tax Prof blog that the Dean of UNLV’s law school recently said, This is the best time to apply and go to law school in a generation, Considering…
Rank this Week: 642

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/
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
Rank this Week: 57