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Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Testimony over prison time for sex offender who refuses treatment

    Testimony over prison time for sex offender who refuses treatment
    7-30-15 Pennsylvania: By the time Akbar A. Rivera was 17, he'd sexually assaulted two children. Rivera's most recent victim was a 12-year-old girl whom he forced himself upon repeatedly in 2007 while living in south Bethlehem. Because he…
  • Jul 30

    Kentucky man shoots down drone hovering over his backyard

    Kentucky man shoots down drone hovering over his backyard
    Over his property? Humm, were they casing the place? Were they looking for pics to blackmail him? The point is, over his property -what are his rights-, and it will be interesting to see how the court rules.. 7-30-15 Kentucky: The way…
  • Jul 28

    Where is my sex offender now? Notices keep victims informed

    Where is my sex offender now? Notices keep victims informed
    This accomplishes what? 7-28-15 Pennsylvania: A new partnership of state law enforcement and victim advocates will help ensure victims of sexual violence are updated when the status of their offender changes. The Pennsylvania State Police…
Rank this Week: 26

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Law Grad Employment, Salaries Inch Up

    Law Grad Employment, Salaries Inch Up
    NALP, Employment Rate of New Law Graduates Up for the First Time Since 2007: The overall employment rate for the Class of 2014 was 86.7% of graduates for whom employment statuswas known, the first year that the rate has increased since 2007.…
  • Jul 30

    Senate Holds Hearing Today On The Impact Of The U.S. Tax Code On The Market For Corporate Control And Job

    Senate Holds Hearing Today On The Impact Of The U.S. Tax Code On The Market For Corporate Control And Job
    The Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations held a hearing today on Impact of the U.S. Tax Code on the Market for Corporate Control and Jobs: The hearing explored the impact of the U.S. corporate tax code on foreign acquisitions of…
  • Jul 30

    Simkovic: The Student Loan Marriage Penalty

    Simkovic: The Student Loan Marriage Penalty
    Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall), Student Loan Marriage Penalty: How should marriage affect legal determinations of ability to pay, and therefore obligation to pay? These are questions that tax scholars have long debated. Similar issues are now…
Rank this Week: 59

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 83

Listeria Blog

Listeria Blog

Covers listeria news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.listeriablog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled Over Listeria

    Cold Smoked Salmon Recalled Over Listeria
    The California Department of Public Health is reporting that cold smoked salmon is being recalled for possible Listeria monocytogenes contamination. There is no word on whether or not any illnesses... Continue Reading
  • Jun 23

    More Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria

    More Sprouts Recalled Over Listeria
    Good Seed Inc. of Springfield, VA, is recalling all packages of soybean sprouts and mung bean sprouts because they have the potential to be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. The company announced a similar... Continue…
  • Jun 12

    Smoked Andouille Sausage Recalled After Listeria Test

    Smoked Andouille Sausage Recalled After Listeria Test
    Shirks Meats of Dundee, NY, is recalling “Smoked Andouille Sausage” due to Listeria monocytogenes contamination. No illnesses have been reported to date in connection with this problem. The recalled in-store... Continue Reading
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Botulism Blog

Botulism Blog

Surveillance and analysis on Botulism news and outbreaks. By Marler Clark, LLP.

http://www.botulismblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Large Botulism Outbreak at Ohio Church Supper

    Large Botulism Outbreak at Ohio Church Supper
    On April 21, 2015, the Fairfield Medical Center (FMC) and Fairfield Department of Health contacted the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) about a patient suspected of having botulism in Fairfield... Continue Reading
  • Jul 15

    Pickles Recalled Over Botulism Concern

    Pickles Recalled Over Botulism Concern
    Homemade of Leavenworth, Washington is recalling pickle and sauce products because they may have been improperly produced. Washington State Department of Agriculture routine sampling discovered that a bottle of Homemade... Continue Reading
  • May 31

    Jarred Salsa from Ohio Recalled Over Botulism Risk

    Jarred Salsa from Ohio Recalled Over Botulism Risk
    Jose Madrid Salsa of Zanesville, OH, has recalled its mild salsa because the jars are not properly sealed and therefore present a health risk. Improperly sealed jars can lead to... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 292

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

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

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Plaintiffs Allowed To Make a Case Out of Thin Air

    Plaintiffs Allowed To Make a Case Out of Thin Air
                This post is from the non-Reed Smith side of the blog.            Is anyone else watching the CW’s “Penn…
  • Jul 29

    Guest Post - Just the Fax, Ma’am

    Guest Post - Just the Fax, Ma’am
    While Bexis is on vacation, here is a guest post to take up some of the slack.  Our guest blogger today is Henry Pietrkowski, a partner in Reed Smith's Chicago office.  This one's a little different.  It's about the impace of a…
  • Jul 28

    Almost, but Not Quite: No Summary Judgement for Mentor on Two of Plaintiff’s ObTape Claim

    Almost, but Not Quite: No Summary Judgement for Mentor on Two of Plaintiff’s ObTape Claim
    We flew to Pittsburgh this week for depositions.   From Philadelphia, it takes only about 40 minutes in the air to get to Pittsburgh.  But there are only a few nonstops each day.  With no other options, we booked a nonstop…
Rank this Week: 640

CFPB Monitor

CFPB Monitor

Covers the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. By Ballard Spahr.

http://www.cfpbmonitor.com
Rank this Week: 322

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

East Bay Divorce Lawyer Blog

Covers family law. By Kathleen K. Reeves & Associates.

http://www.eastbaydivorcelawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 372

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/
  • Jul 30

    CFP: Quasi-Constitutionality And Constitutional Statute

    CFP: Quasi-Constitutionality And Constitutional Statute
    This just in: The New Zealand Centre for Public Law at Victoria University of Wellington, Faculty Law, Boston College Law School, and The International Society of Public Law (ICON·S) invite submissions for a two-day symposium on…
  • Jul 30

    Roark: What Robert Penn Warren Might Say about Go Set a Watchman

    Roark: What Robert Penn Warren Might Say about Go Set a Watchman
    Marc Roark, who teaches property, secured transactions, and law and literature at Savannah Law School, asks what Robert Penn Warren might have thought about Go Set a Watchman: I’ve always thought Harper Lee’s themes and styles in To Kill…
  • Jul 30

    Cherry: A Conversation between Atticus Finch and his Libel Lawyer

    Cherry: A Conversation between Atticus Finch and his Libel Lawyer
    Miriam Cherry, who teaches business associations and contracts at St. Louis University's Law School, has a very different contribution to the Go Set a Watchman symposium. She's written a dialog between Atticus Finch and Clarence Darrow:…
Rank this Week: 37

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Jul 30

    News Scan

    News Scan
    664,607 Illegals Granted Amnesty:  Under the Obama administration's Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) program that went into effect in 2012, 664,607 illegal immigrants have been granted amnesty, many of whom have connections…
  • Jul 30

    The Other Side of the Story

    The Other Side of the Story
    It's hardly news by now that I oppose the proposed mass sentencing reduction  --  for both garden-variety drug dealers and classic violent criminals  --  that goes under the deliberately vague name of sentencing…
  • Jul 29

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Illegal Immigrant Freed by Feds Suspected of Murder:  An illegal immigrant, released earlier this month by Ohio sheriff's deputies after U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents instructed them not to hold him, is now suspected of…
Rank this Week: 257

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Jul 30

    Bible School Van Crash Kills 1

    Bible School Van Crash Kills 1
    One person is dead and several others, including nine children, are injured following an accident in which a Bible school van crashed into a train.
  • Jul 30

    UPPAbaby Recalls Strollers and RumbleSeat

    UPPAbaby Recalls Strollers and RumbleSeat
    UPPAbaby has recalled 71,000 strollers and seats due to the product posing a choking hazard to children.
  • Jul 30

    Tree Falls on Children at Day Camp

    Tree Falls on Children at Day Camp
    Eight children were injured on Tuesday after a pine tree fell at a day camp in Pasadena, California.
Rank this Week: 39

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 30

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)

    Law of Debtors and Creditors Users (and would-be users)
    As Jason Kilborn has graciously described, Credit Slips is the blogging base of the authors of the Law of Debtors and Creditors, 7th edition, (Aspen/Wolters Kluwer 2015). We have revised the Teacher's Manual this summer and encourage all…
  • Jul 30

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position

    Consumer Financial Protection Clinic Position
    Here's an opportunity to supervise a consumer financial protection clinic that has done some great work - information on the position and how to apply here.
  • Jul 29

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint

    Chapter 9 and Federal Courts: The Detroit Blueprint
    Among its other effects, the Puerto Rico debt crisis has dramatically increased the number of public figures and politicians whose verbal repertoire includes the term "chapter 9." Bondholders' resistance to chapter 9 access for…
Rank this Week: 361

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Boston Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Reports on Massachusetts car accidents. By Altman & Altman LLP.

http://www.bostoncaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Psychological Impact of Car Accidents in Massachusetts and Throughout The Country

    The Psychological Impact of Car Accidents in Massachusetts and Throughout The Country
    The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration estimates that a person is injured in a car accident every 10 seconds. Crashes affect approximately three million Americans annually. From fender benders to catastrophic collisions, car…
  • Jul 29

    Are Anti-Texting While Driving Campaigns Effective?

    Are Anti-Texting While Driving Campaigns Effective?
    Everyone knows the dangers of texting while driving. Currently, 39 states have laws against this growing problem, and anti-texting campaigns can regularly be seen and heard on radio, television, social media, and in print ads. These ads have…
  • Jul 23

    Bike Accident Proves Fatal in Exeter, Another Reminder To Remain Cautious On The Roadways This Summer

    Bike Accident Proves Fatal in Exeter, Another Reminder To Remain Cautious On The Roadways This Summer
    Another unfortunate loss of life serves as a reminder that accidents can happen anywhere and at any time. The saddening incident from Exeter, New Hampshire that took place yesterday has highlighted just how random these accidents may be. At…
Rank this Week: 947

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Jul 30

    Tables of Contents Secrets; Reviews of Chrometa, ACD, TValue; VoIP Providers to Avoid; Radio and Newspaper Advertising in 2015

    Tables of Contents Secrets; Reviews of Chrometa, ACD, TValue; VoIP Providers to Avoid; Radio and Newspaper Advertising in 2015
    Today's issue of TL Answers contains these articles: Robin Meadow, The Secret to Creating Tables of Contents Colleen Heine, Review: Chrometa Charles Kronzek, VoIP Providers to Avoid Plus Review of ACD Adron Beene, Review: TValue Don't miss…
  • Jul 29

    Smokeball: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Smokeball: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a practice management system that integrates with Microsoft Word for document assembly and Microsoft Outlook for email (see article below), an iPhone app that enables you to chat using email, a budget…
  • Jul 28

    The Problem With 50-50 Profit Splits Plus 48 More Must-Read

    The Problem With 50-50 Profit Splits Plus 48 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 49 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 523

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jul 30

    Morrissey Claims TSA Officer Groped Him

    Morrissey Claims TSA Officer Groped Him
    "Approve of the meat industry and you approve of Auschwitz. There is no difference." Here's something else the new TSA administrator needs to prioritize: the investigation into the recent alleged groping of Morrissey's junk at San Francisco…
  • Jul 30

    New TSA Administrator Explains, Part II

    New TSA Administrator Explains, Part II
    Update: I did watch the rest of the hearing yesterday (see "New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On" (July 29)), although to be honest I just sort of listened to it in the…
  • Jul 29

    New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On

    New TSA Administrator to Explain How Agency Will Fail Differently From Now On
    Good news, you guys—the TSA finally has a new administrator, a man who is said to be a smart and capable leader who should be able to develop new and creative ways in which the agency will fail. Vice-Admiral…
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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 30

    Scott on Unilateralism, Extraterritoriaity, & Climate Change

    Scott on Unilateralism, Extraterritoriaity, & Climate Change
    Joanne Scott (University College London - Faculty of Laws) has posted Unilateralism, Extraterritoriality and Climate Change (D. Farber & M. Peeters, Climate Law Encyclopedia (Edward Elgar, 2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 30

    Clermont on Belief Functions & Standards of Proof

    Clermont on Belief Functions & Standards of Proof
    Kevin M. Clermont (Cornell Law School) has posted Trial by Traditional Probability, Relative Plausibility, or Belief Function? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Almost incredible is that no one has ever formulated an adequate model for applying…
  • Jul 30

    Himma on Religious Freedom

    Himma on Religious Freedom
    Kenneth Einar Himma (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Why Religious Freedom Does Not Warrant Protection by a Special Right (Kenneth Einar Himma, Miodrag Jovanović, and Bojan Spaic (eds.), FUNDAMENTAL RIGHTS: JUSTIFICATION…
Rank this Week: 29

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Jul 30

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    A couple of housing law jobs, both in London.   CAMBRIDGE HOUSE LAW CENTRE is seeking an experienced HOUSING SOLICITOR Salary £33 – £40,000.00 depending upon experience 30 days annual leave plus pension contribution. To…
  • Jul 26

    Legal Aid Merits Test

    Legal Aid Merits Test
    With thanks to James Stark at Garden Court North for alerting me to this. From Monday (27.7.15) there is an important amendment to the Legal Aid merits test in S.I. 2015/1571. In short, “borderline” and “poor” cases…
  • Jul 24

    TLATA: The Court’s discretion

    TLATA: The Court’s discretion
    In Bagum v Hafiz and Hai [2015] EWCA Civ 801, the Court of Appeal considered, apparently for the first time, the extent of its discretion under section 14, Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act 1996 (“TLATA”).…
Rank this Week: 688

Lancaster Law Blog

Lancaster Law Blog

Covers business law, employment law, estate planning, family law, and nonprofit law information for Lancaster County and Pennsylvania residents. From Russell, Krafft & Gruber.

http://www.lancasterlawblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania

    Share the Road: Cycling Laws in Pennsylvania
    As an avid cyclist, Central Pennsylvania offers many great routes and opportunities to ride a bike, and summer is the prime time to get out and take advantage of the great weather. Although I enjoy hitting the trails in Mount Gretna every now…
  • Jul 24

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015

    Legal Links – July 24, 2015
    On Fridays, we compile and post Legal Links, a list of legal news, reported cases, community events and topics of interest to Lancaster residents and readers of the Lancaster Law Blog. 1.  Osprey is the New Eagle. In 2014, the bald…
  • Jul 23

    Website Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You

    Website Terms of Service: Make the Fine Print Work for You
    This is the fourth post in a series about Internet Law. You can find previous posts in the series here. There is no question that social media and the internet have revolutionized the way we live, work, and interact with one another. While…
Rank this Week: 272

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 30

    OPINION: State v. Spady

    OPINION: State v. Spady
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 14-0089, 2015 MT 218, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. ROBERT E. SPADY, Defendant and Appellee.
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact

    OPINION: Crow Water Compact
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 14-0567 2015 MT 217, IN RE THE CROW WATER COMPACT, IN THE MATTER OF THE ADJUDICATION OF EXISTING AND RESERVED RIGHTS TO THE…
  • Jul 29

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl

    OPINION: Murray v. Motl
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DECLARATORY JUDGMENT DA 14-0699, 2015 MT 216, RONALD MURRAY, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. JONATHAN MOTL, Montana Commissioner of Political Practices,…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Jul 30

    Death Must Be Caused Willfully To Invoke Slayer Statute

    Death Must Be Caused Willfully To Invoke Slayer Statute
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that a person found not incompetent to stand trial on charges that he had murdered his mother is not necessarily precluded from recovery by the Slayer Statute. Based upon this Court’s holding that…
  • Jul 30

    Sanction For Accusations Of Judicial Misconduct

    Sanction For Accusations Of Judicial Misconduct
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has recommended a suspension of a year and a day with six months stayed and probation of an attorney who, among other things, accused a judge of misconduct This case highlights the unfavorable…
  • Jul 30

    Counsel Who Missed Portions Of Trial Not Constitutionally Ineffective

    Counsel Who Missed Portions Of Trial Not Constitutionally Ineffective
    A divided United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit affirmed a conviction in a criminal case where lead defense counsel took ill mid-trial and was replaced by secondary counsel who had not attended all the…
Rank this Week: 714

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 30

    CA Fines Six Firms for Selling Pesticide-Tainted Imported Produce

    CA Fines Six Firms for Selling Pesticide-Tainted Imported Produce
    The California Department of Pesticide Regulation (DPR) has fined six companies that ignored warnings and repeatedly sold imported fruits and vegetables with illegal pesticide residues to predominantly ethnic minority customers. According to…
  • Jul 29

    70 Sickened in May WI Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork Carnita

    70 Sickened in May WI Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Pork Carnita
    The final case count for the Salmonella outbreak in Kenosha County, WI, in May was 70 people. The illnesses, first reported to the Kenosha County Division of Health (KCDOH) on May 14, were eventually linked to pork carnitas sold at…
  • Jul 29

    DOJ Seeks Criminal Contempt Sanctions Against MT Supplements Seller

    DOJ Seeks Criminal Contempt Sanctions Against MT Supplements Seller
    On one of his websites, Toby McAdam, 57, is letting prospective customers know that he cannot sell his dietary supplements until he works out a labeling issue with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. But, on Wednesday, the consumer affairs…
Rank this Week: 110

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Trans Law Symposium | Weiss Law | Transworkplace Law

    Trans Law Symposium | Weiss Law | Transworkplace Law
    We now have over 60 people registered for the Symposium. If you haven't registered, and you're interested in joining us in Chicago on August 7, now's the time! You can register at the attached link. (If you are viewing this blog off-site,…
  • Jul 29

    Competing trans legal events set to take place in Chicago

    Competing trans legal events set to take place in Chicago
    "In order to provide individuals with a cost-effective alternative to the National LGBT Bar Association's Lavender Law Conference—Transgender Law Institute, a number of attorneys who work on trans legal issues got together and…
  • Jul 29

    Opinion: Extending legal protections to transgender worker

    Opinion: Extending legal protections to transgender worker
    My Op-Ed on the new federal Equality Act bill (If you are viewing this blog off-site, note that hyperlinks are available in the original at http://transworkplace.blogspot.com)
Rank this Week: 329

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
  • Jul 30

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 07.30.15

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 07.30.15
    There’s a lot going on in law and the humanities these days. Here’s a sampling. First, an opportunity for publication: Fairleigh Dickinson University Press invites the submission of proposals for books, monographs, or essay…
  • Jul 30

    Air Traffic Control for Drone

    Air Traffic Control for Drone
    Recently a man was arrested and jailed for a night after shooting a drone that hovered over his property. The man felt he was entitled (perhaps under peeping tom statutes?) to privacy from the (presumably camera-equipped) drone. Froomkin…
  • Jul 29

    FAN 70 (First Amendment News) 10 Little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment

    FAN 70 (First Amendment News) 10 Little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment
    Since the news slows down in the summer, I thought I’d share some little known or long forgotten facts about the First Amendment. They concern everything from the text of the First Amendment / to Holmes and his 1919 opinions / to the…
Rank this Week: 65

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jul 30

    Death of Mullah Muhammed Omar Confirmed

    Death of Mullah Muhammed Omar Confirmed
    Taliban leader Mullah Muhammed Omar is dead. According to Afghanistan, he died two years ago in a Pakistani hospital. As the supreme religious figure in Afghanistan, he commanded allegiance from all Taliban and foreign fighters, including…
  • Jul 29

    Wednesday Night Open Thread

    Wednesday Night Open Thread
    Another day spent on computer issues. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome, while I catch up. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 29

    Windows 10 Upgrade Fever

    Windows 10 Upgrade Fever
    I do not like upgrades, but there were so many positive things being said about the new Windows 10, and my 6 month old desktop was having so many problems and freezing so often, I decided to see if it would work. Last night, it didn't…
Rank this Week: 2

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?

    China's Crackdown on Lawyers: What Should US Law Schools and Law Firms Do?
    Chinese officials are arresting, detaining, and convicting civil rights and defense lawyers in the country. The Times has an editorial today (July 30) - "the crackdown is undoubtedly intended to crush the 'rights defense' movement, which aims…
  • Jul 29

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct

    Does SCOTUS Need a Code of Conduct
    (Cross posted on The Faculty Lounge) Writing in The New Yorker, Lincoln Caplan argues in favor of a Code of Conduct for the U.S. Supreme Court, focusing primarily on issues of recusal. The National Review’s Ed Whelan disagrees, pointing…
  • Jul 29

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun

    COA upholds law restricting physician speech about gun
    It's not about lawyers, but it's a free speech opinion about a learned profession, so here's news that the 11th Circuit upheld Florida's law limiting the free speech of doctors in raising the issue of gun ownership with patients unless...
Rank this Week: 427

The California Blog of Appeal

The California Blog of Appeal

Features an appellate practitioner's take on practice and legal developments in the California Courts of Appeal, the California Supreme Court and the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. By Greg May.

http://www.calblogofappeal.com
  • Jul 30

    California Supreme Court invites your comment on proposed changes to publication rules involving cases accepted for review

    California Supreme Court invites your comment on proposed changes to publication rules involving cases accepted for review
    I expect that in this age of electronic research, most lawyers have experienced the frustration of finding the “perfect” case, only to learn it is unpublished and therefore could not be cited as precedent. (See rule 8.1115(a),…
  • Jul 28

    Don’t treat one superior court judge as the reviewing court for another

    Don’t treat one superior court judge as the reviewing court for another
    Writs and appeals are sometimes not the only routes (or even the preferred routes) to relief from an adverse order or judgment. Motions for reconsideration, post-trial motions for new trial or to vacate the judgment, and motions to set aside…
  • Jul 23

    The appellate angle in Marriage of Davi

    The appellate angle in Marriage of Davi
    Family law attorneys are buzzing this week about Monday’s unanimous Supreme Court decision in Marriage of Davis, case no. S215050 (July 20, 2015). The Metropolitan News-Enterprise summed up the holding this way: “A…
Rank this Week: 468

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 30

    Call for Participation: Survey on Asylum Process for Limited English Applicant

    Call for Participation: Survey on Asylum Process for Limited English Applicant
    The Vera Institute of Justice is seeking to better understand the challenges that limited English proficient (LEP) asylum seekers experience during asylum interviews before USCIS. To that end, they have developed a brief survey to gather…
  • Jul 30

    Final Day To Return Erroneously-Issued Work Permit

    Final Day To Return Erroneously-Issued Work Permit
    Today is the final day to return DACA three-year work authorizations issued (erroneously) after February 16, 2015. Helpfully, the USCIS has created an online tool for checking whether your work permit is subject to the recall. -KitJ
  • Jul 30

    Trump's Racial Divide: Donald Trump's Electability Among Latinos and "the Blacks"

    Trump's Racial Divide: Donald Trump's Electability Among Latinos and "the Blacks"
    Donald Trump has made the headlines with his presidential campaign and recent denigration of Mexican immigrants and denial that Senator John McCain was a war hero. It seems clear to all -- except maybe Mr. Trump -- that he will...
Rank this Week: 45

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    U.S. appeals major insider trading case

    U.S. appeals major insider trading case
    Seeking to overturn a major setback in its power to punish trading of stocks based on insider tips, the Obama administration on Thursday asked the Supreme Court to revive one of the highest profile prosecutions in years on Wall Street.…
  • Jul 29

    Symposium: Misguided hysteria over Evenwel v. Abbott

    Symposium: Misguided hysteria over Evenwel v. Abbott
    Richard H. Pildes is the Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law at NYU. As soon as the Court decided to hear Evenwel, a barely suppressed anger emerged in many quarters, on grounds of both process and substance. On process: how dare…
  • Jul 29

    October arguments, day by day

    October arguments, day by day
    The Supreme Court on Wednesday released the schedule of oral arguments for the opening session of its next Term, beginning on Monday, October 5.   The daily schedule, with a brief description of the issues involved in each hearing,…
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Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer…

Dallas Fort Worth Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical licensing, medical malpractice and nursing home abuse. By Dr. Shezad Malik Law Firm.

http://www.dallasfortworthinjurylawyer.com/
  • Jul 30

    Morcellator Hysterectomy and FDA Black Box Warning

    Morcellator Hysterectomy and FDA Black Box Warning
    Power morcellators are medical devices used to allow surgeons to cut up and remove fibroids through a minimally invasive incision in the abdomen. Over the past 2 years, medical experts have questioned the safety of the devices, since some…
  • Jul 9

    Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects and Lawsuits Increasing

    Xarelto Bleeding Side Effects and Lawsuits Increasing
    Xarelto is under fire, if you follow the allegations in the over 550 lawsuits filed to date. Xarelto is one of the newer oral anticoagulant medications that has been approved by the FDA. The federal Xarelto personal injury and product…
  • Jul 9

    What is the problem with Power Morcellator Hysterectomy?

    What is the problem with Power Morcellator Hysterectomy?
    Laparoscopic morcellator lawsuits are increasing slowly but surely, filed by injured women who had undiagnosed uterine cancer spread during a minimally invasive hysterectomy. Recently, according to the Wall Street Journal, a settlement has…
Rank this Week: 948

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jul 30

    Emeritus CNA Takes “Funny” Cell Phone Video of Elder Abuse

    Emeritus CNA Takes “Funny” Cell Phone Video of Elder Abuse
    Metrowest Daily News reported that two caregivers at Emeritus at Farm Pond were arrested on May 5, 2014 and charged with elder assault after police were informed of cell phone videos showing them abusing elders at the facility. The shocking…
  • Jul 30

    Wandering leads to Tragic Death

    Wandering leads to Tragic Death
    KHOU reported the tragic and preventable death of a blind man in his 60s found dead after wandering away from his nursing home. Police said the man’s body was found by a jogger about a mile from the facility in a grassy area…
  • Jul 29

    Golden Living Centers Sued by Pa. AG

    Golden Living Centers Sued by Pa. AG
    The Newton Patch reported the Pennsylvania Attorney General has filed legal action against national for-profit chain Golden Living Centers, a nursing home company with 36 locations statewide, for failing to provide basic…
Rank this Week: 301

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 30

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist

    Funding Tips from Angel Investors and Venture Capitalist
    Last week I attended a panel discussion with angel investors and venture capitalists hosted by Refresh Miami. Almost two hundred entrepreneurs and tech professionals attended the summer startup series to learn the inside scoop on fundraising…
  • Jul 29

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text

    Comparative Corporate Law - Important New Teaching Text
    My friend and corporate law colleague Marco Ventoruzzo (Penn State Law and Bocconi University) recently let me know that he and several others--Pierre-Henri Conac, Gen Goto, Sebastian Mock, Mario Notari, and Arad Reisberg--have published a…
  • Jul 28

    Activist Shareholder and Law Prof: Robin Hood or Charles Pillsbury?

    Activist Shareholder and Law Prof: Robin Hood or Charles Pillsbury?
    A lawyer representing Fordham Law School Professor (and Riverbed Technology shareholder) Sean Griffith argued in Delaware court that a class action settlement related to Riverbed Technology's $3.6 billion sale to private equity firm Thoma…
Rank this Week: 72

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Red Tuna Crabs Overrun CA Beache

    Blog Post: Red Tuna Crabs Overrun CA Beache
    Masses of small red tuna crabs have been washing up along San Diego, California area beaches from Ocean Beach to La Jolla. The species, Pleuroncodes planipes, is unique in that it can live its entire life cycle, from larva to adulthood, in…
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Senate Energy Panel OKs Reforms, End To Oil Export Ban

    Blog Post: Senate Energy Panel OKs Reforms, End To Oil Export Ban
    The U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on Thursday advanced a broad bipartisan energy reform package, as well as a bill that would lift the decades-old ban on U.S. crude oil exports.
  • Jul 30

    Blog Post: Pope Says No to Cap and Trade

    Blog Post: Pope Says No to Cap and Trade
    By Tricia Caliguire "Pope Francis Stands Up to Climate Deniers," or so says the editorial board of the Newark Star Ledger. Yes, but the headline could have read, "Pope says No to Cap and Trade." In his ENCYCLICAL LETTER LAUDATO SI’ OF…
Rank this Week: 248

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 30

    Summer’s in Full Swing – Get in on the Fun!

    Summer’s in Full Swing – Get in on the Fun!
    Hit the reset button as the beginning of August approaches on Saturday! Spend your weekend outdoors with family and friends at one of these fresh, “green”, and affordable events we’ve got featured here for you. Whether…
  • Jul 30

    Small Grants, Big Impact

    Small Grants, Big Impact
    By Jennie Saxe Last month, universities, watershed groups, and other recipients of EPA’s Urban Waters Small Grants gave presentations on their work to restore urban waterways in Philadelphia, Wilmington, Camden, and Chester, four cities…
  • Jul 28

    Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change

    Cooking Up Solutions to Climate Change
    By Natalie Liller June 15-19th, 2015 marked EPA’s 5th annual Science of Climate Change Workshop—and even more importantly, it summoned the latest group of talented high-school-aged students to learn about the science behind taking…
Rank this Week: 279

North Carolina Workers'…

North Carolina Workers' Compensation Lawyers Blog

Covers workers' compensation procedures. By Lee Law Offices.

http://www.northcarolinaworkerscompensationlawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Trench Collapse Work Injury Results in $424K OSHA Fine

    Trench Collapse Work Injury Results in $424K OSHA Fine
    A construction company has been ordered by federal regulators to pay nearly $425,000 in penalties for six egregious violations of workplace safety leading to the near-death of a worker who was buried in an eight-foot trench. The collapse…
  • Jul 27

    Jarrett v. Dillard - Employer President Personally Liable for Workers' Comp Payment

    Jarrett v. Dillard - Employer President Personally Liable for Workers' Comp Payment
    In North Carolina, any company with more than three employees is required to carry workers' compensation insurance. There are a few exceptions in which smaller companies may required to do so, and some others in which larger companies may be…
  • Jul 25

    D & D Tire v. Ouellette - Workers' Comp Immunity for Contractor Negligence

    D & D Tire v. Ouellette - Workers' Comp Immunity for Contractor Negligence
    If you are injured at work as a result of negligence from a co-worker, that co-worker would be protected from a personal injury lawsuit per the exclusive remedy provisions of South Carolina workers' compensation law. This is the provision…
Rank this Week: 265

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 30

    Blaming the Victims -- German Style versus U.S. Style

    Blaming the Victims -- German Style versus U.S. Style
    by Neil H. BuchananToday, Verdict published Part Two of my two-column series analyzing the Greek/euro disaster.  Part One, published on Tuesday, was devoted mostly to describing the simple economics of the situation, as well as the…
  • Jul 29

    Is It Ethical To Go Undercover To Expose Evil By Participating in Evil?

    Is It Ethical To Go Undercover To Expose Evil By Participating in Evil?
    by Michael DorfMy Verdict column for this week asks whether the makers and disseminators of the videos showing Planned Parenthood officials seeming to haggle over prices the organization charges for fetal body parts could be liable for…
  • Jul 28

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy

    Simplistic Moralism in the Greek Crisis, With a Few Thoughts About the Purposes of Bankruptcy
    by Neil H. BuchananThis week in Verdict, I am publishing a two-part column about the Greek/European economic and political crisis, which dominated the news until very recently.  Part One was published today, and Part Two will be…
Rank this Week: 231

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 30

    AI: Evidence of war crimes by Israel in retaliation for captured soldier

    AI: Evidence of war crimes by Israel in retaliation for captured soldier
    [JURIST] Amnesty International (AI) [official website] on Wednesday released a report [official report] that points to evidence of war crimes committed by Israel in the August 2014 retaliation for the capture of an Israeli soldier by Hamas…
  • Jul 30

    Appeals court rules letter to abortion clinic not necessarily protected speech

    Appeals court rules letter to abortion clinic not necessarily protected speech
    [JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday overturned [opinion, PDF] a summary decision that an anti-abortion activist’s letter was protected speech under the First Amendment [LII backgrounder].…
  • Jul 30

    US Congressman indicted on corruption charge

    US Congressman indicted on corruption charge
    [JURIST] The US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website] on Wednesday announced [press release] the indictment of US Congressman Chaka Fattah (D-PA) [official website] for his alleged role in a racketeering conspiracy. Fattah, along…
Rank this Week: 27

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 102

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Jul 30

    DOJ files for cert in Newman

    DOJ files for cert in Newman
    Since the financial crisis in 2008, the DOJ has been teaching yet another generation of insider traders the important lesson that one shall not trade on confidential inside information. However, that campaign took a big - one might say…
  • Jul 27

    Crown jewels making a comeback

    Crown jewels making a comeback
    Christina Sautter has a new paper - Fleecing the Family Jewels, which is set to appear in the Tulane Law Review. The paper argues that crown jewel deal protections have made a comeback in recent years and reminds us why...
  • Jul 20

    Tenure Voting System

    Tenure Voting System
    Lynne Dallas and Jordan Barry have posted an interesting paper on tenure voting, or what they call time phased voting. Some of you will recognize tenure voting systems from the J.M. Smuckers experience (described in a recent WSJ piece) and...
Rank this Week: 196

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 421

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

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

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Jul 30

    Ombudsman cites ‘recurring concerns’ with Office of Public Guardian and Trustee

    Ombudsman cites ‘recurring concerns’ with Office of Public Guardian and Trustee
    Ontario Ombudsman Andre Marin’s annual report cites “recurring concerns” around the way the Ministry of the Attorney General’s Office of Public Guardian and Trustee treats its vulnerable clients. Marin’s report…
  • Jul 30

    Legal news roundup - July 30, 2015

    Legal news roundup - July 30, 2015
    Canada Mohamed Fahmy verdict postponed, Canadian Press Detained man's family fights for his release from UAE jail, Canadian Press Expats hope Supreme Court will hear their case on voting rights, Canadian Press   United States Rolling…
  • Jul 29

    New legal aid clinic funding flowing outside city core

    New legal aid clinic funding flowing outside city core
    As Legal Aid Ontario expands eligibility for legal aid, it says it will provide new funding to clinics based on the needs of the particular areas they serve. Today LAO announced it will provide $1.5 million in funding to support legal…
Rank this Week: 131

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    Appropriation, Mark Twain Style

    Appropriation, Mark Twain Style
    Via @ArsScripta  Andrew Newman, Stony Brook University, and Brandi So (PhD, Stony Brook, University) have published “It Couldn’t Be Robbery To Steal That”: Artistic Appropriation and Twain's "Jumping Frog."  at 42…
  • Jul 29

    Before Ferguson

    Before Ferguson
    Rigel Christine Oliveri, University of Missouri School of Law (Columbia), is publishing Setting the Stage for Ferguson: Housing Discrimination and Segregation in St. Louis in the Missouri Law Review. Here is the abstract. The events of fall…
  • Jul 29

    The Supreme Court and the Extraterrorial Application of State Law, 1850-1940

    The Supreme Court and the Extraterrorial Application of State Law, 1850-1940
    Clyde S. Spillenger, University of California, Los Angeles, School of Law, has published Risk Regulation, Extraterritoriality, and Domicile: The Constitutionalization of American Choice of Law, 1850-1940 in volume 62 of the UCLA Law Review.…
Rank this Week: 704

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 68

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    Mortgage Modification Representative Pleads Guilty

    Mortgage Modification Representative Pleads Guilty
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jonathan Lyons, 53, a former sales representative at a company purporting to provide mortgage modification services, Rockville Center, New York, pled guilty in Manhattan federal court for his role in a…
  • Jul 30

    Was Irvine house-flipping business a Ponzi scheme?

    Was Irvine house-flipping business a Ponzi scheme?
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A co-owner of a real estate firm based in Irvine and Long Beach set up a Ponzi scheme to pay off old investors while continuing to recruit new ones for a plan to flip distressed apartment buildings during the Great…
  • Jul 30

    Broker tells his side against Irving Fryar and mother

    Broker tells his side against Irving Fryar and mother
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. A financial broker who is serving time in federal prison in connection with a $2 million mortgage scheme took the stand Wednesday in the conspiracy trial of ex-Eagle Irving Fryar and his mother, Allene McGhee, in the…
Rank this Week: 3

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Whistleblower Protection Blog

Covers legal issues related to corporate malfeasance and protection of whistleblowers. Published by the National Whistleblower Legal Defense and Education Fund.

http://www.whistleblowersblog.org/
  • Jul 30

    Senate Recognizes Whistleblower Appreciation Day

    Senate Recognizes Whistleblower Appreciation Day
    Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. July 30, 2015. Today, by a unanimous resolution the U.S. Senate declared July 30th as “National Whistleblower Appreciation Day.” The resolution comes on the anniversary of the first ever…
  • Jul 29

    May 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List

    May 2015 SEC Whistleblower Awards List
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower post Notices of Covered Action where a final judgment or order, by itself or together with other prior judgments or orders in the same action issued after July 21, 2010, results in monetary…
  • Jul 28

    Senators Set to Speak at First Congressional Celebration for Whistleblower

    Senators Set to Speak at First Congressional Celebration for Whistleblower
    Washington, D.C. July 28, 2015. On July 30th, seven senators will come together for the first time to publicly celebrate our nation’s whistleblowers. The celebration, hosted by the National Whistleblower Center, is being held on…
Rank this Week: 907