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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 55

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: 374

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: 396

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: 92

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Criminal Law & Defense Blog

Covers all aspects of criminal law in Arizona, including DUI, abuse and drug offenses. By The Law Offices of David Michael Cantor, P.C.

http://dmcantor.com/blog/
  • Dec 19

    2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force

    2014-2015 Phoenix Holiday and East Valley DUI Task Force
    Many Phoenix residents are familiar with the annual Holiday DUI task force, which consists of increased police efforts to curb drinking and driving throughout metro Phoenix. Valley residents can expect heightened police surveillance on…
  • Nov 14

    Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix

    Man arrested second time for stabbing stranger in Phoenix
    PHOENIX – 27-year-old Christopher Gale was arrested on Sunday for a second time on suspicion of aggravated assault and attempted first-degree murder. The incident took place at a Phoenix Walgreens store. According to police…
  • Aug 20

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?

    Coming to Super Bowl XLIX: What are the Arizona DUI Laws?
      Every year, cities and sports venues from all around America submit bids to host a Super Bowl. University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona was privileged to be awarded the right to host Super Bowl XLIX (49) to be played on…
Rank this Week: 136

The Law Insider

The Law Insider

Provides non-attorneys with information about the law.

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

    The Avvo Maneuver: Going from B2B to B2C in LegalTech

    The Avvo Maneuver: Going from B2B to B2C in LegalTech
    Back in April of this year, Avvo raised a $37 million Series D round– taking its total funding to $60.5 million. For those keeping score at home, that’s a lot of coin in the LegalTech space. That’s more than RocketLawyer,…
  • Dec 19

    Practical Advice for Young Lawyer

    Practical Advice for Young Lawyer
    Most lawyers who took the bar in July were sworn in over the past couple of months, many more are graduating this month, and will take the bar soon. The odds are that many of these lawyers are going to end up in a solo or small practice, so I…
  • Dec 15

    Viewabill Turns the Corner

    Viewabill Turns the Corner
      Nearing its second birthday, Viewabill, has been in the game long enough now to have learned a thing or two about how to succeed in the LegalTech space. Co-founded by Harvard legal scholar, Alan Dershowitz, Viewabill is a cloud based…
Rank this Week: 406

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Dec 19

    Guess the Ghostwriter, SOPA Edition

    Guess the Ghostwriter, SOPA Edition
    The document’s metadata clearly shows who authored the document (Google redacted the author’s name), the author’s company, and even the template drafting program.
  • Dec 19

    Avoid Malpractice this Holiday Season

    Avoid Malpractice this Holiday Season
    Prepare ahead this holiday season to avoid ethical issues that can come up from your absence in the office and urge to give off-the-cuff legal advice.
  • Dec 18

    In Which a Lawyer Tries to Hire a Lawyer

    In Which a Lawyer Tries to Hire a Lawyer
    Lawyers talk a lot about client service, but few do anything about it. Follow along as Lee Rosen tries to hire a lawyer himself.
Rank this Week: 559

State Bar of Texas Blog

State Bar of Texas Blog

Features Texas lawyers and legal professionals. By the State Bar of Texas.

http://blog.texasbar.com/
  • Dec 19

    Law firm-sponsored CrossFit event raises funds for Texas Children's Hospital

    Law firm-sponsored CrossFit event raises funds for Texas Children's Hospital
    Last Saturday in Houston, in the name of charity, 600 people filled an empty parking lot to face several minutes of increasingly intense pain while pumping out a series of box jumps, push presses, situps, lunges, pushups, kettlebell swings,…
  • Dec 19

    Member benefits - travel deal

    Member benefits - travel deal
    The holidays are nearly over, so it’s a great time to check out the relaxing travel deals available on your State Bar of Texas Member Discount Program website! Check out the great deals on lodging, cruises, travel accessories and more…
  • Dec 11

    Pin and Win: State Bar of Texas Pinterest challenge starts today

    Pin and Win: State Bar of Texas Pinterest challenge starts today
    What does a Texas lawyer want for the holidays? Office accessories? Travel gear? A comfy sweatshirt? Log on to Pinterest and show us! We’re looking for law-related gift lists—things you want, need, or would like to share with…
Rank this Week: 581

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

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

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 80

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Dec 19

    Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademark

    Mary Denison Appointed as New Commissioner for Trademark
    Since June 2011, Denison has served as the Deputy Commissioner for Trademark Operations, where she has been responsible for USPTO trademark application, legal examination and registration processes. She has led outreach to the trademark…
  • Dec 19

    Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Succe

    Unlocking Patents: The Cost of Failure, The Benefits of Succe
    LITAN: ''But let’s go back to the main point again from our paper, which is that we need to switch the national conversation about patents to doing a better job of exploiting what we have as opposed to arguing so much about what the…
  • Dec 19

    Surviving 101 Challenges After Alice Gone Wild

    Surviving 101 Challenges After Alice Gone Wild
    The judge made exception to §101 for laws of nature, natural phenomena, and abstract ideas exists because a patent on these would impede innovation more than promote it, contrary to the primary objective of patent law. As the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 207

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

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

    Oregon Breach Notification Law Changes on the Horizon

    Oregon Breach Notification Law Changes on the Horizon
    This post was written by Divonne Smoyer and Christine Czuprynski. On December 10, Oregon Attorney General Ellen Rosenblum testified in front of the joint Oregon Senate and House Judiciary Committee on the evolving nature of not only data…
  • Dec 19

    One Year Later: Consumers Can Proceed Against Target in Data Breach Lawsuit

    One Year Later: Consumers Can Proceed Against Target in Data Breach Lawsuit
    This post was written by Paul Bond and Christine Czuprynski. On the one-year anniversary of Target’s announcement that it had suffered a massive data breach, Judge Magnuson in the District of Minnesota cleared the way for a consumer…
  • Dec 18

    EU Council Agrees on Partial General Approach to General Data Protection Regulation

    EU Council Agrees on Partial General Approach to General Data Protection Regulation
    This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. At the latest meeting in Brussels, Justice ministers agreed on a partial general approach. Andrea Orlando, Italy’s Minister for Justice and President of the Council, expressed the…
Rank this Week: 276

IRS-Hitman

IRS-Hitman

Covers IRS tax problems. By Richard Close.

http://irs-hitman.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Hiring a Tax Return Preparer - What You Must Know

    Hiring a Tax Return Preparer - What You Must Know
    For 2013, more than 140 million tax returns were filed and half were prepared with the help of a paid return preparer. Many taxpayers hire a return preparer to handle their tax returns to assist with the ever changing tax credits and…
  • Dec 12

    IRA Adjustments to Make before April 15

    IRA Adjustments to Make before April 15
    If you are still considering making Individual Retirement Accounts (IRA) adjustments, you do not need to hurry because you can make adjustments up until the end of the tax season next year. After the holiday season is over, you should take a…
  • Dec 5

    Inflation Adjustments to Consider for 2015 Taxe

    Inflation Adjustments to Consider for 2015 Taxe
    The New Year will begin in less than a month, tax season will be right behind it. Individuals who plan their taxes early are better able to manage their finances for 2015. In order to minimize tax liabilities, it’s good to review…
Rank this Week: 175

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 67

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • Dec 19

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014

    Year in Review: Jenkins Collection Growth for 2014
    The staff at Jenkins continuously work to build our collection of print and electronic resources each year. Here are some of the collection highlights of 2014: Our print collection grew by over 800 titles, some of which introduced new and/or…
  • Dec 17

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Wigmore on Evidence
    Have you ever wanted to access Wigmore on Evidence on your desktop? Now you can! Wigmore on Evidence is available on the Loislaw Treatise Library, a membership database available to all Jenkins members. To access this title, use your last…
  • Dec 11

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form

    Jenkins On Your Desktop: Sample Wills on PA Legal Form
    PA Legal Forms is a database that provides a variety of sample letters and forms specific to Pennsylvania. It includes a variety of basic forms for wills, including For People with Children, For People without Children, Mutual Wills for…
Rank this Week: 157

Law Library of Congress: News and…

Law Library of Congress: News and Events

Announces programs hosted by the Law Library of Congress, including legal film series, speaker series, and recognition events.

http://www.loc.gov/law/news/
  • Dec 19

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta

    Law in the Lives of Medieval Women: Beyond Magna Carta
    Date: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 Time: 1:00 p.m. Location: Mumford Room (LM-649), Library of Congress, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave., S.E., Washington, D.C. Ruth Mazo Karras, professor and chair of the History Department at…
  • Dec 11

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100

    Vote for In Custodia Legis in the ABA Journal Blawg 100
    The Law Library of Congress blog, In Custodia Legis, was included in this year's ABA Journal Blawg 100, as "one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience." Please take a minute to register (http://www.abajournal.com/register) and vote…
  • Nov 25

    In Custodia Legis Chosen as One of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100

    In Custodia Legis Chosen as One of the ABA Journal's Blawg 100
    Editors of the ABA Journal announced today they have selected In Custodia Legis by the Law Library of Congress as one of the top 100 best blogs for a legal audience. In addition, the magazine has added 10 more bloggers to its Blawg 100 Hall…
Rank this Week: 835

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Dec 19

    FL Updates Instructions on Use of Electronic Devices by Juror

    FL Updates Instructions on Use of Electronic Devices by Juror
    Florida has recently updated its instructions on the use of electronic devices by jurors. I like these updates because they provide the all important "why." As I have stated numerous times before, if you want jurors to buy-in to…
  • Dec 18

    Stealth Juror

    Stealth Juror
    Lawyers for Aaron Hernandez, the former professional football player now on trial for the murder of Odin Loyd, want the court to grant them additional peremptory challenges. The defense attorneys claim that they need the additional…
  • Dec 17

    More Criticism of the Illinois Jury Bill

    More Criticism of the Illinois Jury Bill
    Another Illinois newspaper comes out against the Illinois jury bill that is awaiting the signature of Governor Quinn. Yesterday it was the Chicago Tribune, today it is the Rockford Register Star. Rockford Register Star. Our View: Pay hike for…
Rank this Week: 644

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Dec 19

    Blog Post: Project Finance MVP: Shearman's Cynthia Urda Kassi

    Blog Post: Project Finance MVP: Shearman's Cynthia Urda Kassi
    Seasoned dealmaker Cynthia Urda Kassis embraced improved lending conditions to advise multibillion-dollar mining projects across the Americas in 2014, while also adding to her resume several lucrative deals emerging from a robust energy…
  • Dec 19

    Blog Post: US, China Forge Ahead On GMOs, Other Commercial Issue

    Blog Post: US, China Forge Ahead On GMOs, Other Commercial Issue
    U.S. trade officials wrapped up a three-day summit with their Chinese counterparts late Thursday, touting progress on a slew of bilateral commercial irritants, including Beijing's anti-monopoly enforcement, approval of genetically modified…
  • Dec 19

    Blog Post: Contracting With Inverted Corporations: The Latest Rule

    Blog Post: Contracting With Inverted Corporations: The Latest Rule
    The recent flurry of inversion-related actions from a variety of government authorities, including two new rulemaking actions from the Federal Acquisition Regulation Council, have resulted in regulatory thicket of restrictions and obligations…
Rank this Week: 120

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

Analyzes of trends and developments in workers' compensation law. By Jon L. Gelman.

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Public Easily Swayed On Attitudes About Health Law, Poll Find

    Public Easily Swayed On Attitudes About Health Law, Poll Find
    Today's post was shared by Kaiser Health News and comes from kaiserhealthnews.org Just days before the requirement for most large employers to provide health insurance takes effect, a new poll finds the public easily swayed over arguments for…
  • Dec 19

    NHTSA Building Legal Case to Force Takata Air-Bag Recall

    NHTSA Building Legal Case to Force Takata Air-Bag Recall
    Today's post was shared by Take Justice Back and comes from www.bloomberg.com U.S. regulators investigating failures of Takata Corp. (7312) air bags are preparing for a legal fight in case the Japanese parts maker doesn’t comply with a…
  • Dec 19

    Guardrail Maker Trinity Industries Conducts More Tests for Malfunction

    Guardrail Maker Trinity Industries Conducts More Tests for Malfunction
    Today's post was shared by Take Justice Back and comes from www.nytimes.com Trinity Industries on Tuesday conducted the second of eight crash tests of a potentially dangerous guardrail system, as questions grew over whether some of the units…
Rank this Week: 994

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 19

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta

    Karen J. Alter writes about the Trials and Tribulations of Prosecuting Heads of State: the ICC and Kenyatta
    See my post today on the Monkey Cage http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/monkey-cage/wp/2014/12/19/the-trials-and-tribulations-of-prosecuting-heads-of-states-kenyatta-and-the-icc/ The Kenyatta decision differs from the decision to suspend the…
  • Dec 18

    Obama Announces Shift in Executive Policy on Cuba

    Obama Announces Shift in Executive Policy on Cuba
    President Obama announced on Wednesday that he was pursuing a marked shift in policy to normalize diplomatic relations with Cuba. This included a future U.S. embassy in the capital city of Havana, as well as the possibility of official visits…
  • Dec 16

    PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015-2016

    PluriCourts Fellowships for 3-12 months in 2015-2016
    Temporary positions as visiting scholars at postdoctoral level are available at PluriCourts – Centre for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order, a Centre of Excellence at the Faculty of Law, University of…
Rank this Week: 49

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Dec 19

    Library Hours During Winter Rece

    Library Hours During Winter Rece
    The Library hours for the coming weeks are as follows Friday, Dec. 19th      –    8 am – 10 pm Saturday Dec. 20th  –    9 am –  5 pm…
  • Dec 11

    Episode 092: Interview with Prof. Susan Herman

    Episode 092: Interview with Prof. Susan Herman
    Episode 092: Interview with Prof. Susan Herman.mp3 A New York Law Journal article Law Students Speak Out Against Grand Jury Decisions reports that law students and faculty across the state are speaking out against the recent grand jury…
  • Dec 8

    Candy at Circulation Desk, 12Noon, December 8th – 12th

    Candy at Circulation Desk, 12Noon, December 8th – 12th
    At 12Noon, Monday through Friday this week, December 8th – 12th, please stop by the first floor circulation desk for a “Chocolate Break” courtesy of the Library staff. Enjoy & Good Luck on your exams!
Rank this Week: 330

California Employment Law Report

California Employment Law Report

Covers California employment law trends, cases and issues. By Anthony Zaller.

http://www.californiaemploymentlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 701

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Dec 19

    From the Stacks: Treatise

    From the Stacks: Treatise
    Are you looking for something on a particular topic but don’t know a particular text in that area of law? You should check out our guide Major Legal Treatises by Topic. The guide is arranged to make it easy for you to find what…
  • Dec 18

    Style Guides: Look Beyond the Bluebook

    Style Guides: Look Beyond the Bluebook
    Frustratingly enough, you’ve probably realized that the Bluebook doesn’t answer all of your questions when you’re writing a legal document. While the Bluebook is the standard for legal citation, when it comes to basic…
  • Dec 17

    Secrecy in Execution Could be Ohio Law Today

    Secrecy in Execution Could be Ohio Law Today
    Gov. Kasich today is expected to sign a bill today to legislation allowing lethal-injection secrecy, “compounding pharmacies” will acquire special status under Ohio law. The Bill is House Bill 663. To read the text of the bill,…
Rank this Week: 242

Environmental Crimes Blog

Environmental Crimes Blog

Covers environmental crimes and enforcement, from pre-trial to trial strategy. By Walter D. James III.

http://environmentalblog.typepad.com/environmental_crimes_blog/
  • Dec 19

    USEPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Result

    USEPA Announces 2014 Annual Environmental Enforcement Result
    On December 18, 2014, the USEPA released its annual enforcement and compliance report. According to the report, in fiscal year 2014, the USEPA criminal program generated $63,000.000.00 in fines and restitution, secured $16,000,000.00 in…
  • Dec 17

    John Cruden

    John Cruden
    John Cruden has finally been confirmed as the new Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division. In his statement announcing the confirmation, Eric Holder praised John: “John has already devoted more than…
  • Oct 29

    The Beginning of an Investigation

    The Beginning of an Investigation
    The first time the regulated community ever finds out about an investigation is when an inspection is conducted or a search warrant is executed. Here is a brief description of the statutory requirements that set out the various…
Rank this Week: 227

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/
  • Dec 19

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Our daughter and her family had to move from Texas to northern New Jersey this summer. She recently needed something and the closest store that carried it was across the border in New York, so she drove there and got it. In retrospect she…
  • Dec 18

    Thinking About Filing for Long-Term Disability? Consider This Beforehand…

    Thinking About Filing for Long-Term Disability? Consider This Beforehand…
    Filing for disability requires more than just a visit or two to the insurance claims office. In fact, many people do not realize that filing for long-term disability (LTD) is a legal claim that can go awry for those unfamiliar with the…
  • Dec 17

    Understanding Healthcare Law and its Growing Role in Our Society

    Understanding Healthcare Law and its Growing Role in Our Society
    So many recent changes have occurred in the healthcare system that most consumers are at least somewhat confused about their options. The open enrollment period for the Affordable Healthcare Act has residents in every state scrambling for…
Rank this Week: 353

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    Business Partners Admit Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Conspiracy

    Business Partners Admit Roles in Foreclosure Rescue Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Juan Ramon Curiel, 36, Visalia, California, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit mail fraud and bankruptcy fraud in connection with a foreclosure rescue scheme he orchestrated. Curiel’s co-defendant and business…
  • Dec 19

    Man Pleads Guilty to Running Mortgage Relief Scam

    Man Pleads Guilty to Running Mortgage Relief Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jonathan L. Herbert, 36, Lighthouse Point, Florida, has been charged with wire fraud for conducting a home loan modification scam that targeted individuals who were having difficulties making their mortgage payments.…
  • Dec 18

    Woman Gets 25 Years in Prison for Loan Scam

    Woman Gets 25 Years in Prison for Loan Scam
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Diane Glatfelter, 48, Billerica, Massachusetts, was sentenced for wire fraud charges in connection with a bogus bank guaranty program. Glatfelter defrauded a real estate businessman who was seeking funding for a…
Rank this Week: 2

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

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

    5 Ways to Challenge the Prosecution in a Domestic Assault Case

    5 Ways to Challenge the Prosecution in a Domestic Assault Case
    Few things are more damaging to a person’s professional and public reputation than a false accusation of domestic assault.   However, too many defendants assume the system errs on the side of the alleged victim.  The…
  • Dec 18

    How Prosecutors Can Use Your Social Media Information Against You

    How Prosecutors Can Use Your Social Media Information Against You
    Believe it or not, there are virtually no laws limiting the way police and prosecutors use your private information online.  For this reason, social media sites have become a veritable playground for criminal investigators. …
  • Dec 12

    Alibi Defense For Criminal Accusation

    Alibi Defense For Criminal Accusation
    The crime-drama shows on television always follow the same general plot line: a crime is committed, a suspect is identified, but then the suspect has an alibi, and the search for the real killer/thief/attacker continues for the remainder of…
Rank this Week: 105

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

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

    CDC Warns Do Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples After 5 Listeria Death

    CDC Warns Do Not Eat Prepackaged Caramel Apples After 5 Listeria Death
    Listeria illnesses and deaths in Arizona (4), California (1), Minnesota (4), Missouri (5), New Mexico (5), North Carolina (1), Texas (4), Utah (1), Washington (1) and Wisconsin (2). As of December 18, 2014, a total of 28 people infected with…
  • Dec 19

    Apples and a Recent History of Listeria

    Apples and a Recent History of Listeria
    With at least two deaths in four hospitalizations reported by Team Diarrhea of the Minnesota Department of Public Health linked to caramel apples, and the likelihood of a nationwide Listeria outbreak in the offing, I thought it would be…
  • Dec 18

    Minnesota Health, Agriculture Officials Investigate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple

    Minnesota Health, Agriculture Officials Investigate Listeria Outbreak Linked to Caramel Apple
    Two deaths linked – Pregnant women, newborns and adults with weakened immune systems are most at risk The Minnesota Departments of Health and Agriculture are working with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the U.S. Food…
Rank this Week: 108

Eastern District of Texas Federal…

Eastern District of Texas Federal Court Practice

Devoted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, with special emphasis on patent litigation. By Michael C. Smith.

http://mcsmith.blogs.com/eastern_district_of_texas/
  • Dec 19

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall

    ... And Now We're Tied Again - Samsung Wins Patent Case in Marshall
    A few days ago I noted that until last week, over the last two years the Eastern District of Texas was tied at ten plaintiff verdicts and ten defense verdicts, with each side also having one win in the two...
  • Dec 16

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder

    Congratulations Judge Mazzant and Judge Schroeder
    Tonight the U.S. Senate confirmed both nominees for vacant Eastern District judgeships, Judge Amos Mazzant of Sherman, and Trey Schroeder of Texarkana. So for the next 90 days the Eastern District will enjoy the rare situation that all eight…
  • Dec 16

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa

    Yet Another Case Involving Hookah Bars in East Texa
    Jabary v. Terrell, December 10, 2014; July 17, 204 (NO. 4:10-CV-711) Judge: Ron Clark; Amos Mazzant Holding: Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment Granted in Part and Denied in Part Judge Clark adopted Judge Mazzant's report and…
Rank this Week: 71

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 19

    Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrant

    Internet Jurisdiction and the Microsoft Warrant
    According to a news report, “Earlier this week 28 technology and media companies, 23 trade associations and advocacy groups and 35 professors of computer science filed legal papers in support of Microsoft’s opposition to US court…
  • Dec 19

    The Friday Fillip: Hues Kidding

    The Friday Fillip: Hues Kidding
    Pantone. Pan – tone. All the colours. This is quite a boast and it puts me in mind of the claim by a friend a long, long time ago that his collection of the then new tape cassettes formed, in his words, “the total library of…
  • Dec 19

    Creating the Conditions for Justice Innovation: How (NOT) to Solve Complex Problem

    Creating the Conditions for Justice Innovation: How (NOT) to Solve Complex Problem
    ‘…now is not a good time for control freaks” – Eric Young In my last post for Slaw I wrote about the importance of creating the conditions for justice innovation by building the skills needed to work in…
Rank this Week: 26

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

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

    Whereabouts Unknown

    Whereabouts Unknown
    An attorney who was charged with felony receiving stolen property failed to appear for court proceedings. His whereabouts are presently unknown. As a result, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ordered an indefinite suspension. The attorney is…
  • Dec 18

    Attorney Barred From Pro Se Filings In Disciplinary Matter

    Attorney Barred From Pro Se Filings In Disciplinary Matter
    The Florida Supreme Court has held that an attorney who has filed abusive pleadings is barred from filing pro se motions in his disciplinary matter. This Court has chosen to sanction pro se respondents who have abused the judicial process...
  • Dec 18

    Use Of Trust Account To Aid Son's Business Gets Lawyer Reprimanded

    Use Of Trust Account To Aid Son's Business Gets Lawyer Reprimanded
    An attorney who allowed his escrow account to be used by his son, who was experiencing financial difficulty in operating a construction business, was publicly reprimanded by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. The court declined to order restitution…
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Dec 19

    Apple of Our Eye—Class Cert. Denied

    Apple of Our Eye—Class Cert. Denied
    The district court’s order denying class certification in Rahman v. Mott’s LLP, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 167744 (N.D. Cal. Dec. 3, 2014), is a nail-biter in the same sense as the movies Argo and Captain Phillips.  We know the…
  • Dec 18

    Pennsylvania Sound Bite

    Pennsylvania Sound Bite
                In searching for cases for this blog, we sometimes feel like its Groundhog Day.  Another preemption win in a PMA medical device case.  Another food labeling decision…
  • Dec 17

    Closing Time for the New Jersey Alcotest Product Liability Case

    Closing Time for the New Jersey Alcotest Product Liability Case
     What is that sad, semi-clever thing bartenders have been known to say at closing time?  "You don’t have to go home, but you can’t stay here."  Our days of being around at closing time are in the rear view…
Rank this Week: 73

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

By Rabner, Allcorn, Baumgart & Ben-Asher, P.C.

http://www.njemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
Rank this Week: 573

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney…

Fort Lauderdale Criminal Attorney Blog

Covers Florida criminal law, including DUI and robbery cases. By the Law Offices of Richard Ansara, P.A.

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

    Shoplifting Charges, Theft Allegations Up Amid Holiday

    Shoplifting Charges, Theft Allegations Up Amid Holiday
    Tis the season for giving - and also for taking. Theft in its various forms inevitably spikes during the holidays, when more opportunities present themselves. From retail theft to package theft to identify theft - there is always more of it…
  • Dec 14

    Report: Florida Cornerback Avoids Criminal Charges for DUI Hit-and-Run

    Report: Florida Cornerback Avoids Criminal Charges for DUI Hit-and-Run
    In the wee hours of the morning in early October, the starting cornerback at Florida State University was returning from a celebration of his team's victory. Meanwhile, in the opposite direction, a teenager was returning home from his shift…
  • Dec 7

    Florida Domestic Violence Arrests Up Over Holiday

    Florida Domestic Violence Arrests Up Over Holiday
    The number of domestic violence reports, arrests and shelter resident counts increase every year around the holidays. Experts who study the issue point to a number of potential factors: More frequent bouts of depression, loneliness, family…
Rank this Week: 923

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

Covers affordable housing and sustainable housing ecosystems. By David Smith.

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Dec 19

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 3, Shall not perish from the earth
     [Continued from yesterday’s Part 2 and the preceding Part 1.] By: David A. Smith We here highly resolve that these dead shall not have died in vain During yesterday’s Part 2, Mr. Guite prevailed in court (back in 2011) and…
  • Dec 18

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 2, We cannot consecrate
    [Continued from yesterday’s Part 1.] By: David A. Smith It is altogether fitting and proper that we should do this. In yesterday’s Part 1, we encountered Michel Guite, for several decades a part-time resident of Hartland, Vermont,…
  • Dec 17

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here

    It is for us the living, rather: Part 1, To be dedicated here
    By: David A. Smith We have come to dedicate a portion of that field ‘Forever’ is a concept that we human beings use all too cavalierly in ordinary conversation but that when written into a contract (such as a land-use agreement or…
Rank this Week: 647

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

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

    No More Wire Hangers…

    No More Wire Hangers…
    The New York Post reported that NY Attorney General’s office is investigating a suspicious event which occurred in a Queens area nursing home. Robert Brogan was a patient suffering from dementia when he was injured on two separate…
  • Dec 18

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing

    Lawsuit about Short-staffing
    ABC News reported that Preferred Care Partners Management Group L.P., one of the nation’s largest for profit nursing home chains, has been sued by New Mexico over inadequate resident care, alleging that thin staffing made…
  • Dec 17

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication

    Lawsuits Alleging Overmedication
    NPR reported on the federal lawsuit against two Watsonville, Calif., nursing homes which offers a new approach to dealing with the persistent problem of such facilities overmedicating their residents.  The lawsuit details…
Rank this Week: 83

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

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

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, December 19, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter: My post this week @SlawTips: Avoiding File AvoidanceAfter a career change, Blind Melon guitarist is a BigLaw lawyer Emma Czornobaj gets 90 days in prison in…
  • Dec 18

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Thursday, December 18, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Man who has lived in Canada for 60 years may apply as political refugee…in Canada Osler lawyer’s efforts make traffic court disclosure the norm for self-represented…
  • Dec 17

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Wednesday, December 17, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Christian law school to fight decision to deny accreditationOntario fails to track complaints against Crown attorneys - Toronto StarWalmart ordered to pay $188 million for cutting…
Rank this Week: 19

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Robert Ambrogi's LawSites

Tracking new and intriguing Web sites for the legal profession.

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

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer

    Last-Minute Shoppers Unite! The Ultimate Round-Up of Gift Lists for Lawyer
    If you are at all like me, then you have not even started, let alone finished, your holiday shopping. Should there be a lawyer on your holiday list, I’m throwing you a lifeline with a round-up of blog posts and websites offering gift…
  • Dec 16

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management

    CosmoLex Evolves from Time and Billing to Full Practice Management
    Since its launch earlier this year as a cloud-based billing and trust accounting platform, CosmoLex has steadily added new features and capabilities, gradually moving towards becoming a full-fledged law practice management platform. That…
  • Dec 13

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer

    New Book Covers the Basics of PDF for Lawyer
    Out this week is PDF Essentials for Lawyers, a new ebook by New Orleans attorney Ernie Svenson that is designed to serve as a simple guide to using PDF for lawyers and legal professionals. And if you are at all interested in this topic, now…
Rank this Week: 474

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

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

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal

    Personal Jurisdiction Premised on Sending Paragraph IV Letter Certified for Appeal
    The court granted in part defendant's motion to certify for interlocutory appeal an earlier order denying defendant's motion to dismiss plaintiff's ANDA action for lack of personal jurisdiction, but found defendant's proposed question too…
  • Dec 18

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Customized Advertising Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's customizable advertising patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter. "[T]he specification . . . makes clear that a primary potential use of the system is…
  • Dec 17

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice

    Financial Transaction Security Patent Invalid Under Alice
    The court granted defendant's motion for summary judgment that plaintiff's financial transaction security patent was invalid for lack of patentable subject matter because the claims were not limited by an inventive concept. "[P]laintiff…
Rank this Week: 186

Think Outside the Cage

Think Outside the Cage

Covers criminal law. By the Colorado Criminal Justice Reform Coalition.

http://thinkoutsidethecage2.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 947

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

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

    Waiting for Grade

    Waiting for Grade
    Law students breathe a sigh of relief once all of their exams are over and the last papers turned in. It is such a good feeling to have the semester over! No more studying for the time being! Alas, the...
  • Dec 18

    Winter Bar Study Plan

    Winter Bar Study Plan
    Many schools have students who graduate in December. To help them transition from the whirlwind of finals, graduation, and holiday celebrations to bar prep, here are a few things for them to consider: Create a realistic, yet rigorous study…
  • Dec 17

    What Students Talk About When They Talk About U

    What Students Talk About When They Talk About U
    Yesterday, my wife and I were having lunch in a restaurant when someone suddenly shouted, "Alex Ruskell!" The shout wasn't directed at me or anyone else. I noticed a group of law students sitting a few tables away, and I...
Rank this Week: 588

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    the more things change . . .

    the more things change . . .
    At this late date, this surely doesn’t warrant (or deserve) a detailed response, especially since the President has repudiated it and it no longer represents the view of the government.But for those of you who didn’t follow…
  • Dec 18

    New Developments in Originalist Theory

    New Developments in Originalist Theory
    Over at the Law and Liberty Blog, there is a very interesting symposium responding to Steve Smith's essay on Meanings or Decisions? -- Getting Originalism Back on Track.  Steve is concerned that the turn to original meaning originalism…
  • Dec 18

    Hobby Lobby and the question for religious freedom

    Hobby Lobby and the question for religious freedom
    Winnifred Fallers Sullivan is arguably the premier scholar of law and religion in the United States. She brings to the field of law an unparalleled degree of sophistication and historical and anthropological knowledge. When she says that…
Rank this Week: 444

LaBovick Law Group Blog

LaBovick Law Group Blog

Covers personal injury legal news.

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

    Lawyers Now Obligated to Provide Copy of Everything Delivered to Judge

    Lawyers Now Obligated to Provide Copy of Everything Delivered to Judge
    How many times have we showed up to a hearing and discovered that something was delivered to a judge but not copied to us as well? On several occasions, I have had lawyers claim that they had no obligation to deliver me a copy of the…
  • Dec 18

    Five Things you should NOT do when applying for Social Security Benefit

    Five Things you should NOT do when applying for Social Security Benefit
    When applying for Social Security disability (SSD) benefits be sure to avoid the following in order to give your case a better chance of being approved: Use or abuse drugs and/or alcoholThe use or abuse of drugs and/or alcohol can easily…
  • Dec 17

    The Great Deception of Insurance Companie

    The Great Deception of Insurance Companie
    We all have seen the ads and jingles. There is a reason why there are so many insurance company ads on TV and radio — it’s BIG BUSINESS, and business is booming! Just look at some of the reported revenue of the big insurers from…
Rank this Week: 743

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Dec 19

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - December 19, 2014

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News - December 19, 2014
    DadsDivorce and MensDivorce as well as their sponsor, Cordell & Cordell, present a news video for the week of December 19, 2014.This week, Cordell & Cordell Principal Partner Joe Cordell spoke with Forbes…
  • Dec 18

    DadsDivorce Live: 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card

    DadsDivorce Live: 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card
    Last month, the National Parents Organization released its 2014 Shared Parenting Report Card. The report is the first national study to provide a comprehensive ranking of each state on their child custody statutes. The report revealed…
  • Dec 17

    Can I Sue Over Being Sent To Court To Establish Paternity?

    Can I Sue Over Being Sent To Court To Establish Paternity?
    Question:Can a man file a civil lawsuit against a woman who sends him to court to establish paternity? Answer:I am not licensed to practice law in your state. Therefore, I cannot inform you as to the specific laws of your state and can…
Rank this Week: 98

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Chicago Car Accident Lawyers Blog

Covers Chicago car, bus, bicycle, truck and pedestrian accidents. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

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

    Hit-and-Run Victim Dies of Injurie

    Hit-and-Run Victim Dies of Injurie
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that 18 percent of all fatal pedestrian traffic accidents involve a hit-and-run driver, or nearly one if five fatal crashes. In Illinois, including Chicago, it is illegal to leave…
  • Dec 16

    Parking Lot Accident in Chicago Leaves Teenage Pedestrian Injured

    Parking Lot Accident in Chicago Leaves Teenage Pedestrian Injured
    You may be surprised to learn that nearly 20 percent of all car accidents in the country occur in parking lots, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety. Many of these accidents occur at low speeds and fortunately do not leave…
  • Dec 11

    Fatal St. Charles Crash involved Driver on Heroin

    Fatal St. Charles Crash involved Driver on Heroin
    Do you trust other drivers on the road to act with your safety in mind? The prevalence of drunk driving accidents and impaired driving collisions in Chicago and the rest of Illinois suggest that you should not. Impaired drivers operated with…
Rank this Week: 758

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

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

    Workers’ Lawsuit Prompts Arpaio to Announce Halt to Last of Immigration Program

    Workers’ Lawsuit Prompts Arpaio to Announce Halt to Last of Immigration Program
    Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio has frequently been in the news, including for a high profile court loss in which the office was found to have engaged in teh unconstitutional racial profiling of Latinos in the name of…
  • Dec 18

    Will Immigration Be Jeb Bush's Achilles' Heel?

    Will Immigration Be Jeb Bush's Achilles' Heel?
    Is Jeb Bush too liberal for the Republican Party on immigration? This CBS News analysis looks at the question. Here is a description of Jeb's book with Clint Bolick on immigration reform. KJ Related articles Reagan-Bush Family Fairness: A…
  • Dec 18

    Happy International Migrants Day!

    Happy International Migrants Day!
    As the State Department said in its press release today: On International Migrants Day we recognize the millions of people around the world who cross borders in search of a better life and we celebrate their contributions. But this year...
Rank this Week: 52