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Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • May 4

    Inheritance and the Matrimonial Home

    Inheritance and the Matrimonial Home
    Ontario`s Family Law Act has a profound impact on a couple`s financial situation on dissolution of a marriage. For instance, under Part I of the Act, “Property, other than a matrimonial home, that was acquired by gift or inheritance…
  • May 1

    Consent to treatment for incapable persons – who decides?

    Consent to treatment for incapable persons – who decides?
    Many people wait until they do their will to appoint their power of attorney for personal care (and attorney for property). Given the unpredictability of life, and the fairly simple task of making a power of attorney, it might be better to…
  • Apr 30

    How to Resign as Power of Attorney

    How to Resign as Power of Attorney
    In Balacko v. Chepil-Coyle, a mother had previously appointed her three daughters jointly as attorneys.  In April 2011, she appointed her daughter and son-in-law as attorneys for property and for personal care.  In May 2011, the…
Rank this Week: 179

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 3

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 4, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 4, 2015
    Bloomberg: Elliott’s Newman Says Investors Too Optimistic on Argentina Deal ValueWalk: Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD) Pension Woes Could Hurt REIT Plans: Morgan Stanley Associated Press: Tropicana refuses anti-Icahn letter…
  • May 1

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 1, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for May 1, 2015
    Court Docket (Bankr. N.D. Tex.): Chapter 11 Voluntary Petition Filed on April 30, 2015 by ERG Intermediate Holdings LLC Bloomberg: Puerto Rico House Rejects Tax-Overhaul, Pushing Bonds Lower Press Release: PREPA Bondholder Group…
  • Apr 30

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for April 30, 2015

    Daily Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter for April 30, 2015
    A Busy Day in the N.D. Illinois Bankruptcy Court… Northwest Bancorporation of Illinois Files Prepackaged Chapter 11 Court Docket: Voluntary Chapter 11 Petition Gulf Packaging Also Filed a Chapter 11 Petition in Chicago Court Docket:…
Rank this Week: 23

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • May 3

    ALWD Summer Conference Schedule

    ALWD Summer Conference Schedule
    The Association of Legal Writing Directors Conference Program Committee has released the full program for the 2015 Biennial Conference in Memphis, from June 3-5, 2015. Click here to have a look. The program includes information about the…
  • May 3

    Registration Still Open for the Carolinas Legal Research and Writing Colloquium

    Registration Still Open for the Carolinas Legal Research and Writing Colloquium
    Registration remains open for the 2015 Carolinas Legal Research and Writing Colloquium, which will take place on May 15, 2015, in Durham, North Carolina, at Duke. Click here to learn more about the Colloquium and to register. The website…
  • May 3

    Anne Enquist Stepping Down as Director at Seattle

    Anne Enquist Stepping Down as Director at Seattle
    Anne M. Enquist of Seattle University School of Law announced that she will be stepping down as Director of Seattle’s Legal Writing Program at the end of this school year. She wants us to know that she's not retiring, but...
Rank this Week: 995

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 217

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 417

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    A Kat visits #INTA15: Prelude

    A Kat visits #INTA15: Prelude
    #INTA15: an artist's impression ...The International Trademark Association (INTA) is holding its 137th Meeting in San Diego this year, deep in the sunny south of California. This event, which the organisers have dubbed #INTA15 for Twitter…
  • May 3

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    The 44th weekly listing of the previous week's Katposts coincides with a public holiday in the IPKat's native England but, on the IP blogosphere, the Kats are working tirelessly once again to make sure that their readers are kept fully…
  • May 3

    “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer": a famous quote and the stamp of (in)authenticity

    “A bird doesn’t sing because it has an answer": a famous quote and the stamp of (in)authenticity
    The IPKat welcomes the following guest post from copyright moral rights enthusiast Mira T. Sundara Rajan,  Professor of Intellectual Property Law, University of Glasgow, on a fascinating drama in which the principal actors are two…
Rank this Week: 162

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 3

    High School Students Discover Pulsar With The Widest Orbit

    High School Students Discover Pulsar With The Widest Orbit
    A team of high school students have discovered a previously unseen pulsar—a rapidly spinning neutron star—which happens to have the widest orbit ever detected of any pulsar orbiting a neutron star, according to a National Radio…
  • May 3

    How Silicon Valley's billionaires are trying to defy death

    How Silicon Valley's billionaires are trying to defy death
    "If you think you can only do very little and be very incremental, then you'll work only on very incremental things. It's self-fulfilling," said Thiel, who is 47 and estimated to be worth $2.2 billion. "It's those who have an...
  • May 3

    Revelations from Outer Space by Priyamvada Natarajan | The New York Review of Book

    Revelations from Outer Space by Priyamvada Natarajan | The New York Review of Book
    On Valentine’s Day in 1990, more than four billion miles from earth, in the vast emptiness and silence of space, the camera shutter of the spacecraft Voyager 1 snapped rapidly, taking sixty frames of photographs in quick succession.…
Rank this Week: 123

miabogadoenlinea.net

miabogadoenlinea.net

Notas de derecho mexicano y del mundo. Asesoría en derecho.

http://www.miabogadoenlinea.net
Rank this Week: 373

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • May 3

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Horizon Pharma Ireland Ltd. et al. v. Lupin Ltd. et al. 1:15-cv-03051; filed April 30, 2015 in the District Court of New…
  • May 3

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    May 5, 2015 - "Conducting a Freedom to Operate Investigation" (American Intellectual Property Law Association) - 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern) May 12, 2015 - "Patent Prosecution: Leveraging Declarations to Strengthen Patents Against Post-Grant…
  • May 3

    AIPLA Webinar on Freedom to Operate Investigation

    AIPLA Webinar on Freedom to Operate Investigation
    The American Intellectual Property Law Association (AIPLA) will be offering a webinar on "Conducting a Freedom to Operate Investigation" on May 5, 2015 from 12:30 - 2:00 pm (Eastern). Les Bookoff of Bookoff McAndrews, ​Susie Jones of…
Rank this Week: 27

RegBlog

RegBlog

A regulation blog, in affiliation with the Penn Program on Regulation. From the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

http://www.regblog.org/
Rank this Week: 120

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • May 3

    Assaulted With … A Box Of Iced Tea

    Assaulted With … A Box Of Iced Tea
    No offense to all of The Juice’s white Mercedes-Benz-driving readers out there, but, given the headline, is it any surprise that the perp drove away in a white Mercedes-Benz? Out of the 62nd Precinct (Bensonhurst—Bath Beach) via…
  • May 2

    Police Officer Detained For What?

    Police Officer Detained For What?
    This case certainly highlights how different cultures can be. As reported at arabtimesonline.com, in Kuwait City … The Undersecretary of the Interior Ministry Lieutenant-General Suleiman Al-Fahd has ordered the detention of a…
  • May 1

    The Power Of The Playboy Bunny

    The Power Of The Playboy Bunny
    It’s just a bunny, right? Wrong, as Elizabeth Johnson, a junior at Gateway High School in Kissimmee, Florida learned. Her crime? She wore sweat pants with a Playboy bunny and the word “Playboy.” The time? Two days of…
Rank this Week: 151

Blawgletter

Blawgletter

Offers business trial law with a sense of humor. By Barry Barnett.

http://blawgletter.typepad.com/bbarnett/
  • May 3

    Fifth Circuit Upholds $25 Million Contingent Fee

    Fifth Circuit Upholds $25 Million Contingent Fee
    Keys to the court house The contingent-fee option enables a claimant who has a valuable claim but can't afford hourly fees to hire a lawyer. He pays with a promise to share his recovery with the lawyer in return for...
  • Apr 29

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 7: Surface Damage

    Hottest Oil & Gas Claims, Part 7: Surface Damage
    Surface damage – what must operators do to accommodate existing uses of the surface estate? Today we conclude Blawgletter's seven-part series on the Hottest Oil & Gas Claims for 2015, a paper we co-wrote for the 66th Oil & Gas...
  • Apr 26

    Price-Fixing Claims Parry Field Preemption in Supreme Court

    Price-Fixing Claims Parry Field Preemption in Supreme Court
    Pre-emption? Ha! A 7-2 split on the U.S. Supreme Court last week revived state-law antitrust claims against natural-gas pipelines. End-user (or retail) customers alleged that the pipelines conspired to rig index prices and thus inflate sales…
Rank this Week: 606

Practical Academic

Practical Academic

Covers the developments in arbitration and contract law in India and elsewhere.

http://www.practicalacademic.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    The distance between Sheshachalam to Baltimore

    The distance between Sheshachalam to Baltimore
    Two unfortunate incidents happened recently in two great democracies; India and US.  Sheshachalam murders allegedly by Government forces quickly followed by brutal killing of five under-trials in Alair while in transit,…
  • May 1

    Assortment of SSRN articles on Constitutional Law in the month of April

    Assortment of SSRN articles on Constitutional Law in the month of April
    1. Do Laws Have a Constitutional Shelf Life? By Alli Orr Larsen, Posted on April 20, 2015.http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2596646.An interesting question is posed about the future of law that was relevant and rational when…
  • Apr 29

    Earthquakes and Surrogacy

    Earthquakes and Surrogacy
    Nepal is hurt. The people of Nepal deserve efficient administration, swift as well as responsive relief measures and empathy. Gestures of world reaching out to Nepal are heartening, though geographical, structural and administrative…
Rank this Week: 418

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • May 3

    Alan Dershowitz: It's a "Show Trial"

    Alan Dershowitz: It's a "Show Trial"
    Alan Dershowitz has chimed in on the charges against six police officers in Baltimore.  I frequently disagree with Prof. Dershowitz, and did so in a debate on the Piers Morgan show a couple of years ago (a chopped-up link is...
  • May 2

    Who Are the Baltimore Six?

    Who Are the Baltimore Six?
    The Washington Post has a rundown of the six officers charged in Baltimore in the Freddie Gray case.  Only one, an African American named Ceasar R. Goodson, Jr., is charged with homicide.  Goodson was the driver of the police van...
  • May 1

    Will the Mob Tolerate an Acquittal?

    Will the Mob Tolerate an Acquittal?
    The Baltimore State's Attorney today announced charges against six police officers in the death of Freddie Gray.  I have a number of thoughts.The first is reflected in the title of this entry:  Will the mob tolerate an acquittal?…
Rank this Week: 201

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 3

    The Raunchy Version of Louie Louie — Lyrics Are Public Domain?

    The Raunchy Version of Louie Louie — Lyrics Are Public Domain?
    I recently wrote about the two year FBI investigation into the song Louie Louie. Read it here. The short version, some blueballed fuckhead agents and uptight feminists lost their shit at the thought that Louie Louie might be corrupting our…
  • May 3

    Avijit Roy and Rafida Ahmed Bonya – These Are What Heroes Look Like

    Avijit Roy and Rafida Ahmed Bonya – These Are What Heroes Look Like
    While this happened a few months ago, I happened to be pretty tied up at the time. I can not let any more time pass without a post honoring Avijit Roy and Rafida Ahmed Bonya. And it came to mind today, because finally an organization came…
  • May 3

    Mike Tyson is Awesome

    Mike Tyson is Awesome
    This is why Mike Tyson is always welcome around here. Tell it like it is, Mike. Filed under: misc
Rank this Week: 388

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 3

    A Tale of Twin Tech: Bitcoin and the WWW

    A Tale of Twin Tech: Bitcoin and the WWW
    Folkinshteyn, Daniel and Lennon, Mark M and Reilly, Timothy, A Tale of Twin Tech: Bitcoin and the WWW (February 1, 2015). Journal of Strategic and International Studies, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN:…
  • May 3

    State of the News Media 2015

    State of the News Media 2015
    “Call it a mobile majority. At the start of 2015, 39 of the top 50 digital news websites have more traffic to their sites and associated applications coming from mobile devices than from desktop computers, according to Pew Research…
  • May 3

    The State & Local Finance Initiative’s State Economic Monito

    The State & Local Finance Initiative’s State Economic Monito
    “The State & Local Finance Initiative’s State Economic Monitor tracks and analyzes economic and fiscal trends at the state level. Its interactive graphics highlight particular differences across all 50 states and the District…
Rank this Week: 14

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Bank Lawyer's Blog

Covers accounting/auditing, commercial lending, credit unions, electronic banking, privacy, RESPA and stocks. By Kevin Funnell.

http://www.banklawyersblog.com/3_bank_lawyers/
  • May 3

    Going Unrogue

    Going Unrogue
    McGuire Woods attorneys Matthew Orso and Joshua Davey recently discussed the hypocrisy of the CFPB's public statements that it favors "transparency" and claims that it is not subject to "the Federal Advisory Committee Act…
  • Apr 29

    Credit Union Executives: New Targets of Opportunity?

    Credit Union Executives: New Targets of Opportunity?
    Kidnapping a bank executive's family and holding them until the executive brings the crooks money from the bank is a time-honored tradition in the Wild Wild West, as this 1987 newspaper article demonstrates. According to reader John Thomas,…
  • Apr 26

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell
    You may recall last year's pronouncement by the head of FinCEN, Jennifer Shasky Calvery, that 105 financial institutions were, thanks to the amazing guidance provided in February 2014 by FinCEN, servicing state-legal, federal-illegal…
Rank this Week: 216

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • May 3

    USPTO First Action Timing

    USPTO First Action Timing
    I created the histogram above from the USPTO’s own art-unit first action estimator data.  The estimate for most art units is <18-months, but a handful report a 60-month expected delay.        
  • Apr 30

    Louisiana Challenge’s AstraZeneca on Antitrust Claims for Asserting Invalid Drug Patent

    Louisiana Challenge’s AstraZeneca on Antitrust Claims for Asserting Invalid Drug Patent
    In March 2015, the state of Louisiana filed suit against AstraZeneca alleging antitrust violations based upon the company’s actions of using its patent rights to keep generic versions of Toprol-XL off the market in Louisiana.…
  • Apr 30

    New Job Postings on Patently-O Job

    New Job Postings on Patently-O Job
    Davis Wright Tremaine LLP is looking for Patent Agent or Prosecution Associate in its Seattle Office. Loza & Loza, LLP is looking nationwide to hire experienced patent attorneys. Dunlop Bennet & Ludwig is seeking an…
Rank this Week: 66

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 3

    AU Federal Police Defend Role in Bali Nine Arrest

    AU Federal Police Defend Role in Bali Nine Arrest
    Facing mounting criticism for helping Indonesia execute Bali Nine duo Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the Commissioner and Deputy Commissioner of the Australian Federal Police held a press conference today to discuss the AFP's role in…
  • May 2

    Mayweather Beats Pacquiao: Unanimous Decision

    Mayweather Beats Pacquiao: Unanimous Decision
    All three judges scored Floyd Mayweather the victor over Manny Pacquaio. Scores: 118-110, 116-112, 116-112. After the fight: Was anyone rooting for Mayweather? [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other…
  • May 2

    Saturday Open Thread

    Saturday Open Thread
    Congratulations to Kate and William, the Dutchess and Duke of Cambridge, and a warm welcome to the newborn Princess of Cambridge. [More...] They are such a happy looking couple, here's one more: This is an open thread, all topics…
Rank this Week: 2

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Indigent defense, civil commitment and the Texas surveillance state

    Indigent defense, civil commitment and the Texas surveillance state
    No time to delve into these issues in-depth, but fyi:The Texas Public Policy Foundation has a new white paper out on pretrial proceedings for indigent defendants.The judge overseeing Texas' sex-offender civil commitment program was…
  • May 3

    Finally ... the conservative case against pandering to police union

    Finally ... the conservative case against pandering to police union
    Interesting to see a meme I've heard from several Texas conservatives this year repeated in the pages of the New York Times. See Ross Douthat's "Our Police Union Problem," in which he declared that there is "a strong argument that the rise of…
  • May 2

    Raise-the-Age Shenanigan

    Raise-the-Age Shenanigan
    WTF?Texas' much-ballyhooed raise-the-age legislation - HB 1205 by Dutton increasing the age of adult criminal culpability in Texas from 17 to 18 - passed unanimously out of the House Juvenile Justice and Family Matters Committee on April 8th.…
Rank this Week: 83

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

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

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • May 3

    Yelp to the Rescue in Los Angeles Salmonella Outbreak

    Yelp to the Rescue in Los Angeles Salmonella Outbreak
    Over the last week, Marler Clark was been retained by two friends who both ate together at Don Antonio’s in mid-March and developed Salmonella. According to Yelp, a lot more people did as well. Hannah: My co-workers and I have been fans…
  • May 2

    SENATORS URGE FULL FUNDING FOR FOOD SAFETY IN WAKE OF RECALLS FOLLOWING LISTERIA OUTBREAK

    SENATORS URGE FULL FUNDING FOR FOOD SAFETY IN WAKE OF RECALLS FOLLOWING LISTERIA OUTBREAK
    [WASHINGTON, D.C.] – Following one of the most sweeping food recalls in history by Blue Bell Creameries and yesterday’s announcement of a recall of potentially contaminated pasta salad at Hy-Vee stores across the Midwest, 7…
  • May 1

    Fisher Nuts Recalled for Salmonella – Again

    Fisher Nuts Recalled for Salmonella – Again
    John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher brand chopped walnuts packaged in 10 ounce plastic bags because some of these products may be contaminated with Salmonella. Consumers who have…
Rank this Week: 68

San Francisco Employment Law Firm…

San Francisco Employment Law Firm Blawg

Covers workplace discrimination, sexual harassment and wrongful termination. By Arkady Itkin.

http://www.sanfranciscoemploymentlawfirm.com/
  • May 3

    When ADHD Qualifies as a Disability under ADA / FEHA

    When ADHD Qualifies as a Disability under ADA / FEHA
    In Weaving v City of Hillsboro, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeal made an important distinction of when ADHD symptoms make the condition a qualifying disability under ADA, and when they don’t. In dismissing Weaving’s case, the…
  • Apr 9

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California

    Non-Compete Agreements and Limitations on Future Employment in California
    Section 16600 of the California Business and Professions Code provides that “every contract by which anyone is restrained from engaging in a lawful profession, trade, or business of any kind of to that extent void”. The law is not…
  • Mar 27

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California

    Waiting Time Penalties Rules Due in California
    Under California Labor Code section 203, an employer must pay a waiting time penalty on wages owed when the employer willfully fails to pay wages due under section 201 ore 202. A waiting time penalty is equal to one day’s pay fore each…
Rank this Week: 971

Federal Regulations Advisor

Federal Regulations Advisor

Provides insights and commentary on U.S. government regulatory affairs. By Leland E. Beck.

http://www.fedregsadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 374

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
  • May 3

    Law and Media Round Up – 4 May 2015

    Law and Media Round Up – 4 May 2015
    On 27 April 2015, the Court in Lisbon gave judgment in favour of Gerry and Kate McCann in their claim against former police officer, Gonçalo Amaral.  We had a post about the judgment. The decision was widely reported in the…
  • May 3

    Elveden and the merits of independent scrutiny – Brian Cathcart

    Elveden and the merits of independent scrutiny – Brian Cathcart
    Leader writers and columnists are delighted that charges have been dropped against a number of journalists caught up in the Operation Eleven corrupt payment investigation, following earlier acquittals in similar cases. This, we are told,…
  • May 3

    News: Gerry and Kate McCann awarded damages of €500,000 in Portuguese libel action, summary of the Judgment

    News: Gerry and Kate McCann awarded damages of €500,000 in Portuguese libel action, summary of the Judgment
    On 27 April 2015, the First Civil Chamber of Lisbon handed down judgment in the claim brought by Gerry and Kate McCann against the former Portuguese police officer, Gonçalo Amaral over his book Maddie – The Truth of the…
Rank this Week: 95

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • May 3

    NYC law firm social media summit on Tuesday – see you there?

    NYC law firm social media summit on Tuesday – see you there?
    I’ll be in New York City this week for a half-day Social Media Marketing Summit for Law Firms being put on by the Business Development Institute and to visit with LexBlog Network lawyers and firms. LexBlog is proud to be one of the…
  • May 2

    What have you done as a lawyer to make a difference?

    What have you done as a lawyer to make a difference?
    The U.S. Army just launched a television commercial to showcase the strength, versatility and professionalism of the force. I saw the ad during the NFL draft telecast this morning. They didn’t join this team to win championships, become…
  • May 1

    True and authentic

    True and authentic
    Om Malik (@om) did a wonderful interview with Brunello Cucinelli, Italian fashion designer and chief executive of his eponymous brand, Brunello Cucinelli. Like great interviews you leave with plenty to think about. The biggest take away for…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • May 3

    More on PEN/Hebdo

    More on PEN/Hebdo
    The New York Times reports today that six writers have agreed to be “table hosts” at the presentation of the PEN courage award to Charlie Hebdo, replacing six who had withdrawn in a protest that has drawn the support of...
  • May 2

    Heat vs. Light III: A Call for Some Clear Thinking and Clear Talk About Law-Graduate Employment Reporting

    Heat vs. Light III: A Call for Some Clear Thinking and Clear Talk About Law-Graduate Employment Reporting
    When I wrote my most recent post in this series, I thought its subjects—“what [law-graduate] employment and earnings data ought generally to be presented, and whether the way such data are generally understood makes their presentation…
  • May 2

    PEN and Charlie Hebdo

    PEN and Charlie Hebdo
    On Tuesday, the writers’ organization PEN will present its Toni and James C. Goodale Free Expression Courage Award to the survivors of the Charlie Hebdo attack. Many prominent authors have objected to the award – including Joyce Carol…
Rank this Week: 107

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • May 3

    Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day

    Journalists to Remember on World Press Freedom Day
    By Selin Thomas, Pulitzer Center for Crisis Reporting Fellow It would be impossible to bypass the endless torrent of violence and conflict currently ongoing around the world. Horrific scenes of decimated cities, bodies bloodied and limp,…
  • Apr 30

    Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five

    Journalists Silenced in Myanmar: Free the Unity Five
    By Laura Haigh, Amnesty International Myanmar team Journalists critical of the authorities in Myanmar pay dearly for their stories. Five journalists at the Unity newspaper paid with their freedom. On World Press Freedom Day we remind the…
  • Apr 30

    No One Should Get Away With Torture

    No One Should Get Away With Torture
    This is an American Torture Story. Majid Khan was at the mercy of CIA interrogators for 1,200 days — at least. During that time, he was stripped. He was forced into ice water baths. He was “hung up” for a … Please…
Rank this Week: 92

Goldman's Observations

Goldman's Observations

Covers legal education and the legal industry. By Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/personal/
  • May 3

    Initial Reflections on Losing a Parent (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)

    Initial Reflections on Losing a Parent (Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015)
    My mom was a survivor. She always seemed to overcome every challenge she encountered. So when I dropped her off Monday morning for a routine biopsy that the doctor said had a 1% mortality rate, I never imagined she would...
  • Apr 28

    My Mom Died: Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015

    My Mom Died: Gail Schlachter Hauser, 1943-2015
    I’m devastated to report the death of my mother, Gail Schlachter Hauser, yesterday at the age of 72. She died unexpectedly during what we thought would be a routine biopsy. She is survived by her husband Stuart, her children Eric...
  • Apr 20

    Q&A With Student Newspaper

    Q&amp;A With Student Newspaper
    I did an email interview with The Advocate, our law students’ newspaper. I tried to have some fun with it. The Q&A: 1. What is your favorite summer memory to date? The summer when I got my first real six-string....
Rank this Week: 580

Law and Other Things

Law and Other Things

Covers Indian law, courts and the Constitution.

http://lawandotherthings.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    The Film "Court" and Movies on the Indian Judicial System

    The Film "Court" and Movies on the Indian Judicial System
    I had a chance to watch "Court" last night, the award winning debut of young director Chaitanya Tamhane. The trailer can be viewed here. A short synopsis of the film is also included:"A sewerage worker's dead body is found inside a manhole in…
  • May 1

    8th Annual NLSIR Symposium on Competition Law

    8th Annual NLSIR Symposium on Competition Law
    [The following announcement is posted on behalf of the National Law School of India Review]The National Law School of India Review (NLSIR) - the flagship journal of the National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore is pleased to…
  • Apr 24

    AuthorAID: Resource for early career Academic

    AuthorAID: Resource for early career Academic
    AuthorAID is a free international research community. Key features and benefits of AuthorAID are:a community space for discussion and questions where researchers can benefit from advice and insights from members…
Rank this Week: 726

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 3

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?

    Best Use Case for Apple Watch?
    My phone was confiscated, but it was being held nearby. I was wearing an Apple Watch for product testing, and was able to send Lian a text message over the watch (the whole time we were held I was not … Continue reading →
  • May 2

    Link to My Paper

    Link to My Paper
    I neglected to link to Lessons Learned Too Well: Anonymity in a Time of Surveillance, the paper I’m presenting at #yalefesc. A very very small number of people will recognize this as a partial redraft of a paper I started ……
  • May 2

    Important Memo to Self

    Important Memo to Self
    Next time you stay in a hotel that has a notice like this one on the bedside table… …use the earplugs.
Rank this Week: 15

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • May 3

    Yelp and Sick Customers Uncover Salmonella Outbreak at Don Antonio’

    Yelp and Sick Customers Uncover Salmonella Outbreak at Don Antonio’
    So, when will public health announce an outbreak? Over the last week, I was been retained by two friends who both ate together at Don Antonio’s in mid-March and developed... Continue Reading
  • May 1

    Fisher Recalls Nuts for 4th Time in Six Year

    Fisher Recalls Nuts for 4th Time in Six Year
    John B. Sanfilippo & Son, Inc. (JBSS) announced today that it is voluntarily recalling Fisher brand chopped walnuts packaged in 10 ounce plastic bags because some of these products may... Continue Reading
  • May 1

    Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Hits 36

    Milk Makers Fest E. coli Outbreak Hits 36
    The Whatcom County Health Department (WCHD) is investigating an outbreak of shiga toxin – producing E. coli O157 associated with the Milk Makers Fest that was held at the Northwest... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • May 3

    Joe Dunn files amended complaint against State Bar of California

    Joe Dunn files amended complaint against State Bar of California
    The complaint is below. Download Dunn FAC
  • May 1

    First Silver, now Skelos: Can Albany Change? Yes, with 7 Reform

    First Silver, now Skelos: Can Albany Change? Yes, with 7 Reform
    The Times reports that the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan will arrest the New York Senate Speaker, Republican Dean Skelos, next week, along with his son. This come three months after the arrest of the (then) Democratic Speaker of the...
  • May 1

    Access to Justice - keynote address & response

    Access to Justice - keynote address &amp; response
    At today's excellent conference, Reconsidering Access to Justice, my role was to offer comments on a great new paper presented by David Luban. In his paper, David explores the “discourse of optimism,” which he uses to refer to the…
Rank this Week: 705

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

http://www.likelihoodofconfusion.com
  • May 3

    Out to launch

    Out to launch
    The glamour of the jet age! It can only get better when LIKELIHOOD OF CONFUSION® touches down soon at #INTA2015! pic.twitter.com/aG7AA7YDGT — Likelihood TM Blog (@likely2confuse) May 3, 2015
  • Apr 29

    The deceptively simple process of “trademarking”

    The deceptively simple process of “trademarking”
    Somewhere, some time — I think, perhaps, it was in my contribution to this work, actually — I noted that with the advent of online trademark registrations, it has become deceptively easy to think anyone — just anyone!…
  • Apr 22

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back

    Marco Randazza SLAPPS back
    Spread the word. If you care about free speech anywhere, spread the word. https://t.co/CofJcTWNVt — Marc J. Randazza (@marcorandazza) April 22, 2015 My brother-from-another-mother Marc Randazza is obsessed these days, and…
Rank this Week: 49

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
  • May 3

    False reports and false claim

    False reports and false claim
    1 May 2015 saw the release of a number of reports and memorandums regarding military sexual assault.  Some initial takeaways (which in my view certain people are either deliberately ignoring or misreporting). No POD, the conviction rate…
  • May 3

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    E. Samuel, An Historical Account of the British Army: And of the Law Military, as Declared by the Ancient and Modern Statutes, and Articles of War for Its Government with a Free Commentary on the Mutiny Act, and the Rules and Articles of War;…
  • May 1

    Worth the read

    Worth the read
    There are two items from Canada that are worth the read. Marie Deschamps, C.C. Ad.E., External Review Authority, External Review into Sexual Misconduct and Sexual Harassment in the Canadian Armed Forces, March 27, 2015. Under the…
Rank this Week: 87

Asia Death Penalty

Asia Death Penalty

Provides information about the death penalty in Asia.

http://asiadeathpenalty.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 747

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 218

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Case o' The Week: Of teenagers and terrorists - Gardenhire and Guideline "recklessness"

    Case o' The Week: Of teenagers and terrorists - Gardenhire and Guideline &quot;recklessness&quot;
      Q: What possibly could be more stupid than aiming a laser at a plane?   A: Aiming a laser at the police helicopter dispatched to find the fool with the laser.   Stupid, however, does not reckless make. United…
  • Apr 30

    United States v. Gardenhire, No. 13-50125…

    United States v. Gardenhire, No. 13-50125 (Wardlaw with Paez and Ponsor (D. Mass.)) --- The Ninth Circuit vacated an above-Guidelines sentence imposed after a defendant's guilty plea to pointing a laser beam at an aircraft, holding that…
  • Apr 28

    United States v. Torralba-Mendia, No.…

    United States v. Torralba-Mendia, No. 13-10064 (Murphy (E.D. Mich.) with Tallman and Rawlinson) ---  In this appeal involving a conviction for conspiracy to commit alien smuggling, the NInth Circuit affirms, finding no reversible plain…
Rank this Week: 185

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Florida Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car, motorcycle and trucking accidents, including those caused by drunk driving. By Associates and Bruce L. Scheiner, Personal Injury Lawyers, P.A.

http://www.injury-lawyer-florida.com/
  • May 3

    Westin v. Groh - Hotel Liability for Drunk Driving Injury

    Westin v. Groh - Hotel Liability for Drunk Driving Injury
    The Colorado Supreme Court recently ruled a young women severely and permanently disabled in a drunk driving accident may proceed with her case (via her parents) against the hotel from which she and several friends were evicted around 3 a.m.…
  • May 2

    Fatal Florida Crash at Closed Race Track Raises Question

    Fatal Florida Crash at Closed Race Track Raises Question
    Drivers who want the thrill of getting behind a luxury car or revving the engine on a high-powered vehicle have the option of patronizing one of 50 race tracks located throughout the state - including one in Naples and another in Immokolee.…
  • May 1

    Broom v. Wilson Paving & Excavating - Trench Collapse Injury Spurs Third-Party Lawsuit

    Broom v. Wilson Paving &amp; Excavating - Trench Collapse Injury Spurs Third-Party Lawsuit
    A temporary laborer hired to help on a high school stadium construction project sustained serious injuries his first day on the job when a trench collapsed. He ultimately secured a $1.15 million judgment against the paving company in a…
Rank this Week: 851

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • May 3

    How To Make Sure An Income Deduction Order Terminate

    How To Make Sure An Income Deduction Order Terminate
    Question: I currently have an income deduction order in place so my child support payments are sent from my employer directly to my ex-wife. My daughter is about to reach the age of emancipation and I want to make sure my payments stop, but…
  • May 2

    How Is Custody Determined For Newborns?

    How Is Custody Determined For Newborns?
    Question: How is child custody typically determined when a couple with a newborn decides to divorce? Answer: While I am not licensed to practice law in your state and cannot give you legal advice, I can give some general observations on this…
  • May 1

    Video: Cordell & Cordell News – May 1, 2015

    Video: Cordell &amp; Cordell News &ndash; May 1, 2015
    Dads Divorce, sponsor Cordell & Cordell and sister site MensDivorce.com have teamed up to present a series of weekly recap videos to keep you informed on the latest news and top stories. This week, Cordell & Cordell linked to a story…
Rank this Week: 154

Crime & Federalism

Crime & Federalism

Covers civil rights, criminal law, federalism, and Section 1983. By Norman Pattis and Michael Cernovich.

http://www.crimeandfederalism.com/
  • May 3

    Zoe Quinn: Cyber victim or Cyberbully?

    Zoe Quinn: Cyber victim or Cyberbully?
    Zoe Quinn is being heralded as a helpless victim of the Internet's hate machine. Indeed, Katherine Clark, a Congressional representative for 5th District of Massachusetts, helped Ms. Quinn lie in front of Congress. Yet there's an untold story…
  • May 2

    Ever Had the Police Called on You for Blogging?

    Ever Had the Police Called on You for Blogging?
    If you're ever going to write about free speech on the Internet, expect a lot of bizarre behavior. Be prepared for lies. People will lie about you and then lie about ever having lied about you after they are exposed. You might even have the…
  • May 2

    Anti-#GamerGate Becomes a Cybersquatting Movement

    Anti-#GamerGate Becomes a Cybersquatting Movement
    In a predictable pattern, those who oppose free speech and ethics in journalism have resorted to more unethical tactics. Because I support free speech and GamerGate, I've endured several months of harassment. In their latest move,…
Rank this Week: 72

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
  • May 2

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 68, Number 3
    The Vanderbilt Law Review is pleased to announce the publication of our April 2015 issue: ARTICLES Derek W. Black, Federalizing Education by Waiver?, 68 Vand. L. Rev. 607 (2015). Shu-Yi Oei & Diane Ring, Human Equity? Regulating the New…
  • May 1

    Oral Argument as Performance Act

    Oral Argument as Performance Act
    I’m hibernating doing edits on a paper that are under deadline, but I did want to offer one thought about the oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases.  Some who oppose televising arguments claim that this would turn them into…
  • Apr 29

    FAN 58 (First Amendment News) Citizen Recordings of Police in Public Places — First Amendment Protection?

    FAN 58 (First Amendment News) Citizen Recordings of Police in Public Places — First Amendment Protection?
    We’ve had incidents where people have videotaped us and it requires unbelievable restraint. Typically during times where things can be a little chaotic. We really have to convey we’re living in a different environment now where…
Rank this Week: 67

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • May 2

    Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection

    Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection
    The Yale Law Library’s collection of early Italian statutes is the largest outside of Italy. One of its strengths is its manuscripts. A list of them, “Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection, Yale Law Library,” is now…
  • Apr 30

    Therapy dogs at the library- May 6 and 7

    Therapy dogs at the library- May 6 and 7
    Jozy and Denver (our latest, newest therapy dog!) will be stepping up their visits to the library as we move towards reading and exam periods. We currently have the following dates and times confirmed (with more to follow): Wednesday May 6,…
  • Apr 24

    Extra! extra! CELS Conference Paper Submission Deadline: June 26, 2015

    Extra! extra! CELS Conference Paper Submission Deadline: June 26, 2015
    The Tenth Conference on Empirical Legal Studies will be held October 30-31, 2015 in St. Louis, Missouri at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. Paper submissions are due June 26, 2015. For more information on submitting your…
Rank this Week: 58

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • May 2

    Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection

    Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection
    The Yale Law Library’s collection of early Italian statutes is the largest outside of Italy. One of its strengths is its manuscripts. A list of them, “Manuscripts in the Italian Statute Collection, Yale Law Library,” is now…
  • Apr 21

    RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES. . .

    RIPPED FROM THE HEADLINES. . .
    …50 years ago. NEW YORK - Bill Epton stood before the court at his sentencing hearing and delivered the fiery speech “We accuse.” In it Epton, a community organizer, accused the government of violating his First Amendment…
  • Apr 13

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"

    Exhibit talk: "Blackstone's Commentaries: A Work of Art?"
    “Blackstone’s Commentaries: A Work of Art?” An exhibition talk by Cristina S. Martinez, PhD University of Ottawa   Friday, April 17, 2015 11:00am-12:00pm Room 122, Yale Law School 127 Wall Street, New Haven…
Rank this Week: 451

Washington State DUI and Criminal…

Washington State DUI and Criminal Traffic Blog

Covers DUI and traffic law issues. By W. james Kotlowski.

http://duiseattleblog.typepad.com/dui_seattle/
  • May 2

    Is a Washington State Ferry a Roadway?

    Is a Washington State Ferry a Roadway?
    Yes. Under Washington law a Washington State Ferry is actually part of the State "highway" system. I have had several DUI cases over the years where people fell asleep on the Ferry crossing. They were eventually woken up by a...
  • May 1

    BUI - Is "arraignment" a mandatory appearance?

    BUI - Is &quot;arraignment&quot; a mandatory appearance?
    No. Most of the time. In Washington State, District and Municipal Courts require the Defendant's mandatory appearance at DUI or Physical Control Arraignment's. Fortunately, Boating under the Influence (BUI) cases are not included. So if you…
  • May 1

    BUI - what's the maximum penalty?

    BUI - what's the maximum penalty?
    Boating Under the Influence (BUI) is a Gross Misdemeanor in Washington State. The maximum sentence is $5000.00 in fines and 364 days in Jail. However, unlike a DUI there are no mandatory minimum on Jail or fines.
Rank this Week: 141

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1000