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Sixth Circuit Blog

Sixth Circuit Blog

Features case summaries and commentary by Federal Defenders of the Sixth Circuit.

http://circuit6.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle

    J. Sutton: Wait for Beckle
    In today's opinion in In Re: Alford D. Embry, Judge Sutton notes the differing opinions on whether Johnson v. United States, 135 S. Ct. 2551 (2015), applies to the Guidelines and whether it applies retroactively to the Guidelines. There is…
  • Jul 22

    The Gang's All Here - I see em in Court!

    The Gang's All Here - I see em in Court!
    In cases where multiple defendants are allegedly members of gangs, the Government loves to bring in "expert" witnesses on how gangs operate, hierarchy, etc.  It makes for compelling testimony for the jury.  But sometimes the…
  • Jul 18

    Pointing a Gun Is A Crime of Violence; Johnson v. United States Shrinks Further

    Pointing a Gun Is A Crime of Violence; Johnson v. United States Shrinks Further
    The Sixth Circuit in United States v. Rafidi again grappled with what constitutes a “crime of violence” under 18 U.S.C. § 924(c), a question that has divided sharply the courts of appeals in the wake of the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 898

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

San Jose Business Lawyers Blog

Covers business transactions, start-ups, and mergers. By Structure Law Group, LLP.

http://www.sanjosebusinesslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    The Importance of the Employee Handbook with Respect to Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in California

    The Importance of the Employee Handbook with Respect to Anti-Discrimination and Anti-Harassment in California
    California law requires employers to take reasonable steps to prevent and address alleged discriminatory and harassing conduct, to provide a government-issued brochure on sexual harassment to all employees, and to conduct sexual harassment…
  • Jul 22

    Important Contracts for Startup

    Important Contracts for Startup
    Contracts are an integral part of conducting business and the necessity for certain contracts can arise from the very start of your company.
  • Jul 15

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California

    LLCs – Fiduciary Duties of Members and Managers in California
    Under the duty of loyalty, a managing member or manager is required to put the interests of the LLC above any their personal interests. This loyalty is manifested through managing members and managers acting honestly in any dealings with the…
Rank this Week: 764

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 29

    Religious Faith and Abortion Liberty

    Religious Faith and Abortion Liberty
    Huffington Post (Jul. 18, 2016): Voices of Faith Speak for Abortion Rights, by Marie Alford-Harkey: Religious people who support abortion rights have largely been ignored in the debate over abortion. There is a widely held misconception that…
  • Jul 28

    Dramatizing the "Remarkably Normal"

    Dramatizing the "Remarkably Normal"
    Huffington Post (Jul. 18, 2016): A Play about Abortion Care Shows How "Remarkably Normal" It Is, by Katherine Brooks: A new documentary play, "Remarkably Normal," shares the stories of real women gleaned from in-depth…
  • Jul 27

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right

    WHO Response to Zika Ignores Reproductive Right
    News Deeply (Jul. 18, 2016): Zika Spotlights Latin America's Reproductive Rights, by Christine Chung: There is a disconnect between the World Health Organization's advice to women in Zika-threatened countries to refrain from reproducing and…
Rank this Week: 292

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 80

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Alabama Consumer Law Blog

Covers consumer law, arbitration, credit card fraud, credit report errors, foreclosure, and identity theft. By Watts & Herring, LLC

http://www.alabamaconsumerlawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    "If my bank account is garnished, will my funds by protected if I'm on disability? "

    "If my bank account is garnished, will my funds by protected if I'm on disability? "
    This question came from a viewer and the video is from a longer webinar we did. Thought it would be helpful if you are in this situation of having Social Security money coming in but facing a judgment -- very natural to wonder if your Social…
  • Jul 26

    Who is Van Slam, and why are they contacting me?

    Who is Van Slam, and why are they contacting me?
    Van Slam is a process server based in Alabama. This company is hired by various debt collectors to properly serve you with a collection lawsuit in Alabama. They're allowed to give the lawsuit to any adult that lives in your home, so you…
  • Jul 26

    Definition: Consumer

    Definition: Consumer
    Under the FDCPA, or Fair Debt Collection Practices Act, there are certain requirements. One of those requirements is a legal term, "consumer." "What exactly is a consumer?" A consumer under the FDCPA is a human being. It is (normally)…
Rank this Week: 536

Cannabis Law Group's Medical…

Cannabis Law Group's Medical Marijuana Legal Blog

Covers marijuana collectives, dispensaries and legalization in California.

http://www.marijuanalawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Long Beach Wins Battle to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensarie

    Long Beach Wins Battle to Ban Medical Marijuana Dispensarie
    Long Beach city officials have prevailed in their fight to ban medical marijuana dispensaries within city limits, according to the Long Beach Press-Telegram.  The California appellate court decision did not surprise anyone. This…
  • Jul 26

    Legal Marijuana = Fewer Opioid Prescriptions, Addictions and Death

    Legal Marijuana = Fewer Opioid Prescriptions, Addictions and Death
    As if you needed another reason to support the availability of legal marijuana, here’s another one: Legal marijuana means there are fewer reports of public health problems associated with prescription opioid use.  A new study…
  • Jul 24

    The End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition Near?

    The End of Federal Marijuana Prohibition Near?
    One of the ongoing threats to California marijuana dispensaries, growers and users is the ongoing federal prohibition on the drug.  To this day, despite the increasing research findings proving the medicinal and societal benefits of…
Rank this Week: 259

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Wisconsin Estate Planning

Covers Wisconsin estate planning, elder law, probate and trust administration, real estate law, business organization, and individual income tax preparation. By Tesar Law Group, S.C.

http://blog.tesarlaw.com/
  • Jul 29

    Discovering Additional Assets After Estate Taxes Have Been Filed

    Discovering Additional Assets After Estate Taxes Have Been Filed
    The executor of an estate must prepare and file the necessary returns. In doing this, he or she has to collect, value and report all of the assets of the estate.
  • Jul 27

    Protect Your Business with Estate Planning

    Protect Your Business with Estate Planning
    With the use of good estate planning, you can protect your business from government taxes, co-owners and even family members who will stake their claims. 
  • Jul 25

    Think of Estate Planning as Preventative Therapy for Family Member

    Think of Estate Planning as Preventative Therapy for Family Member
    Having frequent discussions among your children about your plans, well in advance, will be best so that any disagreements can be settled while you are still around to address them.
Rank this Week: 287

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 29

    Field LLP gives back through community program

    Field LLP gives back through community program
    As Alberta’s economy languishes and funding streams dry up, local non-profits say initiatives like Field LLP’s Community Fund Program become all the more important. Now in its fourth year, the western Canadian law firm’s…
  • Jul 29

    Legal News Roundup - July 29, 2016

    Legal News Roundup - July 29, 2016
    Canada Bail decision expected for Toronto cop who got 6 years for attempted murder, Canadian Press Woman summons RCMP with tablet after intruder took phone, Canadian Press Judge to rule on whether RCMP entrapped B.C. couple found guilty of…
  • Jul 28

    Rider wins spot on Olympic team following arbitration

    Rider wins spot on Olympic team following arbitration
    A renowned rider originally not selected for the Canadian team at the upcoming Rio Olympics will now be included, after arbitration through the Sport Dispute Resolution Centre of Canada. The legal battle pitted Jessica Phoenix, a well-known…
Rank this Week: 171

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Munoz Santos v. Thomas (9th Cir. - July 28, 2016)

    Munoz Santos v. Thomas (9th Cir. - July 28, 2016)
    One possible view of this en banc opinion is to perceive it as a classic liberal/conservative split in which the former outnumber the latter in the draw.  And, to a degree, that's true.The dissent consists of Judges Callahan and Ikuta.…
  • Jul 28

    Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 28, 2016)

    Sandquist v. Lebo Automotive (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 28, 2016)
    You get bonus cash if you can guess the alignment of the justices in today's opinion.The question is who gets to decide whether or not an arbitration agreement permits classwide arbitration:  the arbitrator, or the court?The majority…
  • Jul 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
Rank this Week: 238

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jul 29

    MLM: It’s About Recruiting, Not Sale

    MLM: It’s About Recruiting, Not Sale
    I’ve been telling you for years that multi-level marketing is NOT about selling products. It’s about recruiting people into a fake opportunity. The products are the “front,” meant to make MLM look like a legitimate…
  • Jul 28

    Using the IRS Expenditures Method to Determine Income

    Using the IRS Expenditures Method to Determine Income
    When the IRS believes a taxpayer has unreported income, they will use alternative methods to attempt to determine the true income. One of those methods is the Expenditures Method. Tracy Coenen explains the basic methodology in this video.…
  • Jul 19

    Highlighting Corporate Fraud Investigation

    Highlighting Corporate Fraud Investigation
    The unthinkable has happened. We have good employees. Our people are honest. They don’t steal from us. They’re like family. We trust them. So it goes when a company discovers a fraud from within. Then what happens? After the…
Rank this Week: 14

An Associate's Mind

An Associate's Mind

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

http://associatesmind.com
  • Jul 29

    The Lawyer Party

    The Lawyer Party
    The Lawyer Party Since 1984, every Democratic nominee for President and Vice President has been a lawyer. Most Republican nominees have not been lawyers1Romney only kind of counts. He got a joint MBA/JD, but went into…
  • Jul 27

    What Skills Do New Lawyers Need? 24,000 Lawyers Answer

    What Skills Do New Lawyers Need? 24,000 Lawyers Answer
    The legal profession continues to reel from bottoming out in the late-2000s. It’s never fully recovered. For those who somehow still think this is hyperbole, I prepared a visual to help you understand, courtesy of information from…
  • Jul 22

    Could Your Social Media Posts Prevent You From Becoming A Lawyer?

    Could Your Social Media Posts Prevent You From Becoming A Lawyer?
    The July bar exam is coming up next week and is on the minds of many law school graduates. They’re trying to get in their last minute studying and preparation before the big test (here are a few last minute tips).1that being said,…
Rank this Week: 863

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers car accidents, insurance and disability claims. By Goldfinger Personal Injury Law.

http://www.torontoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Keeping it safe this Simcoe Day August Long Weekend in Ontario

    Keeping it safe this Simcoe Day August Long Weekend in Ontario
    Three words that can get any Ontarian excited are “August Long Weekend“! Our personal injury law firm has seen a pattern over the past 8 years of a spike in new client calls after the long weekend in the following areas: Drunk…
  • Jul 21

    Pokemon Go, Personal Injury & Public Policy in the Province of Ontario

    Pokemon Go, Personal Injury & Public Policy in the Province of Ontario
    Using 5 P’s in to this Toronto Injury Lawyer Blog Post has got to be some sort of record! In case you’ve been living under a rock, the mobile device game Pokemon Go has taken the world by storm. Its received a record number of…
  • Jul 13

    How the LAT is killing access to justice for accident benefit claims in Ontario

    How the LAT is killing access to justice for accident benefit claims in Ontario
    For anyone who practices in the field of accident benefit law (dare I now call it litigation), what we all need is more paper work, more records, and more forms to be completed by insureds, and insurers alike. What is already a complicated…
Rank this Week: 412

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • Jul 29

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"

    John Tasioulas, "Minimum Core Obligations: Human Rights in the Here and Now"
    Professor Tasioulas discusses the notion of the ‘minimum core obligations’ associated with economic, social and cultural human rights, such as the rights to education and health. The idea of minimum core obligations, which is a…
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
Rank this Week: 147

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

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

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 203

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Jul 29

    Brexit Briefing NO. 2 The implications for extradition – 6 KBW

    Brexit Briefing NO. 2 The implications for extradition – 6 KBW
    ‘This second paper examines the impact of the decision to withdraw from the EU on the UK’s current extradition arrangements, in particular the European Arrest Warrant (“EAW”) system. The focus of the paper is on the…
  • Jul 29

    Raising the Bar with Rob Rinder – BBC Radio 5 Live

    Raising the Bar with Rob Rinder – BBC Radio 5 Live
    ‘Leading barrister Rob Rinder takes us into the private chambers of judges to discuss their work as part of the legal profession. In this programme he talks to Lord Judge, circuit judges and the judiciary appointments committee about…
  • Jul 29

    Sexual Risk Orders – BBC Law in Action

    Sexual Risk Orders – BBC Law in Action
    ‘A man living in Yorkshire has been told he must give the police 24 hours before he plans to have sex – despite having no conviction, after being cleared during a rape trial last year.’ Listen BBC Law in Action, 23rd July…
Rank this Week: 8

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

New York Securities Lawyers Blog

Covers securities and investment fraud. By Malecki Law.

http://www.newyorksecuritieslawyersblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    BROKER REPORT: Rocco Guidicipietro

    BROKER REPORT: Rocco Guidicipietro
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Alexander Capital LP financial advisor Rocco Guidicipietro. According to his BrokerCheck report maintained by…
  • Jul 28

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Alexander P. Brown III

    BROKER REPORT: Financial Advisor Alexander P. Brown III
    The securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints against stockbroker Alexander P. Brown III.  Mr. Brown is currently employed and registered with Capital Portfolio Management,…
  • Jul 27

    BROKER REPORT: Aegis’ Robert Guidicipietro

    BROKER REPORT: Aegis’ Robert Guidicipietro
    The investment and securities fraud attorneys at Malecki Law are interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Aegis Capital Corp. financial advisor Robert Guidicipietro. According to his BrokerCheck report maintained by…
Rank this Week: 347

Patent Law Practice Center

Patent Law Practice Center

Features news, analysis and resources on patent law. From the Practicing Law Institute (PLI).

http://patentlawcenter.pli.edu
  • Jul 29

    Federal Circuit finds another software patent claim eligible

    Federal Circuit finds another software patent claim eligible
    Recently,  the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in BASCOM Global Internet Services, Inc. v. AT&T Mobility LLC. Writing the opinion for the majority was Judge Raymond Chen, who also authored the…
  • Jul 28

    Patent Eligibility Relief for the Life Sciences Sector

    Patent Eligibility Relief for the Life Sciences Sector
    Several weeks ago, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit issued a decision in Rapid Litigation Management LTD v. Cellzdirect, Inc. The patent owner appealed the decision of the district court, which had concluded that…
  • Jul 22

    Getting to a patent as fast as possible

    Getting to a patent as fast as possible
    Patent attorney Russ Krajec is the CEO and founder of BlueIron, a patent-financing company. Krajec is an angel investor, a registered patent attorney, a former Chief Operating Officer of a venture-backed startup company, and an inventor on…
Rank this Week: 776

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 29

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the DNC

    Kareem Abdul Jabbar at the DNC
    Kareem Abdul Jabbar spoke at the DNC last night, primarily to introduce the story of army Captain Humayun Khan, who was one of 14 Muslim-Americans who have died in combat since 9/11. Khan's father later spoke movingly of his son's...
  • Jul 29

    Hiring Announcement: Tennessee

    Hiring Announcement: Tennessee
    From an email message which I recently received: THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE COLLEGE OF LAW invites applications from both entry-level and lateral candidates for two full-time, tenure-track faculty positions to commence in the 2017 Fall…
  • Jul 28

    Obama as Constitutional Historian (New York Times Version)

    Obama as Constitutional Historian (New York Times Version)
    The New York Times editorial board (and I'm guessing Brent Staples had a lot to do with this), has a lengthy editorial up about President Obama's speech last night. It's called "Obama and the Long March." What particularly interests…
Rank this Week: 181

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 53

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 29

    The Whistleblowers are Winning

    The Whistleblowers are Winning
    National Whistleblower Day celebrates the contributions of all whistleblowers. Recently, the National Whistleblower Center published a post on its Facebook page about the Senate’s Proclamation of July 30th, 2016 as National…
  • Jul 26

    Whistleblower Group Demands IOC Allow Russian Whistleblower to Compete in Olympic

    Whistleblower Group Demands IOC Allow Russian Whistleblower to Compete in Olympic
    On Sunday July 24, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) informed Russian whistleblower Yuliya Stepanova that she is not allowed to compete in the 2016 Rio Olympics. Despite being given clearance by the International Associations of…
  • Jul 22

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List June 2016

    SEC Whistleblower Awards List June 2016
    The SEC Office of the Whistleblower posts 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…
Rank this Week: 332

Louisiana Law Blog

Louisiana Law Blog

Insight and information on Louisiana law, litigation and legal culture. By Kean Miller.

http://www.louisianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 962

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Jul 29

    Discussion: The Supreme Court and the Democratic convention

    Discussion: The Supreme Court and the Democratic convention
    This week, scholars Josh Blackman and Michael Gerhardt will discuss on Twitter the constitutional aspects of issues arising at the Democratic National Convention. Today, they wrap up their analysis with a look at how the Supreme Court was…
  • Jul 29

    Word cloud analysis of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech

    Word cloud analysis of Hillary Clinton’s acceptance speech
    On Thursday night, Democratic Party presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accepted her party’s nomination. So what were the themes that Clinton frequently mentioned during her address?
  • Jul 29

    Happy 58th Birthday, NASA!

    Happy 58th Birthday, NASA!
    The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is such a part of our lives that it’s hard to image it not existing. But on July 29, 1958, Congress and the President moved to make NASA a reality.
Rank this Week: 328

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 156

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 475

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Jul 29

    Checklist: Moving for Summary Judgment

    Checklist: Moving for Summary Judgment
    Moving for summary judgment or summary adjudication is a complicated process. You start by considering whether it’s even appropriate to make the motion. Then you review the strict timing requirements. After that comes an evaluation of…
  • Jul 27

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement
    When you’re working for a contingent fee, i.e., you’ll be paid a percentage of the recovery, don’t forget to discuss the payment of costs in your fee agreement with your client. Here’s what you’ll need…
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
Rank this Week: 525

CEB Blog

CEB Blog

Covers California law.

http://blog.ceb.com/
  • Jul 29

    Checklist: Moving for Summary Judgment

    Checklist: Moving for Summary Judgment
    Moving for summary judgment or summary adjudication is a complicated process. You start by considering whether it’s even appropriate to make the motion. Then you review the strict timing requirements. After that comes an evaluation of…
  • Jul 27

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement

    Covering Costs in Contingent Fee Agreement
    When you’re working for a contingent fee, i.e., you’ll be paid a percentage of the recovery, don’t forget to discuss the payment of costs in your fee agreement with your client. Here’s what you’ll need…
  • Jul 25

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit

    15 Steps to Forming a Nonprofit
    Clients come to you seeking to form a nonprofit corporation. As there are so many steps involved, use the following checklist to help you avoid costly mistakes. __   1.  Clear and reserve, if desired, the name of the…
Rank this Week: 582

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Norris on Labor's Constitutional Response to Lochner

    Norris on Labor's Constitutional Response to Lochner
    Luke Norris, an Associate in Law at the Columbia University Law School, has posted Constitutional Economics: Lochner, Labor, and the Battle for Liberty, which is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities:This Article argues…
  • Jul 29

    McDonald on Politicans as Judges in Australia

    McDonald on Politicans as Judges in Australia
    Douglas McDonald, a tipstaff at the Supreme Court of New South Wales and a former solicitor, has posted Worlds Apart: The Appointment of Politicians as Judges, which appears in the Alternative Law Journal 41 (2016):…
  • Jul 28

    Giocoli on Law and Classical Political Economy in the Lochner Era

    Giocoli on Law and Classical Political Economy in the Lochner Era
    Readers of LHB will recall our posting of several papers on early twentieth-century law and political economy in the United States by Nicola Giocoli, University of Pisa.  It turns out they heralded a book manuscript, “A Smithian…
Rank this Week: 59

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jul 29

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Happy Friday! Here’s what’s new this week in EPA science. Intermittent River Ecology Half of the world’s river networks are at least partially intermittent, meaning they have channels that are…
  • Jul 28

    Saving Endangered Mussels in Missouri’s Big River

    Saving Endangered Mussels in Missouri’s Big River
    By Cody McLarty When you want to spend a relaxing day outdoors in the Heartland, few places are more peaceful than Rockford Beach Park, just northwest of House Springs in east central Missouri. A low head dam, built in the late 1890s to power…
  • Jul 28

    Helping Freshwater Mussels Clean Up the Delaware River

    Helping Freshwater Mussels Clean Up the Delaware River
    by Steve Donohue During a recent survey on the Delaware River, I helped collect (for scientific research) a freshwater mussel that was likely in the river below me when I was a kid in the SC driving over a nearby bridge in the backseat of our…
Rank this Week: 65

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Provides news and opinions on immigration law and policy. By Susan I. Nelson.

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Jul 29

    Stateside processing of unlawful presence waivers expanded to LPR family member

    Stateside processing of unlawful presence waivers expanded to LPR family member
    Today U.S.C.I.S. published the rule expanding stateside waiver processing to "all statutorily eligible individuals regardless of their immigration visa classification." The final rule is effective August 29, 2016. This expansion of…
  • Jul 25

    Texas agrees to issue birth certificates to undocumented parents of children born in Texa

    Texas agrees to issue birth certificates to undocumented parents of children born in Texa
    From The Texas Civil Rights Project: The State of Texas has agreed to settle a lawsuit brought by dozens of immigrant families and the community organizing union, La Unión del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), challenging the State’s refusal to issue…
  • Jun 13

    Trump's Muslim Exclusion worse than 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act

    Trump's Muslim Exclusion worse than 1882 Chinese Exclusion Act
    Like the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882, Trump's proposal to exclude all Muslims is "induced by blind racism and eagerness to deflect blame onto other groups." Also like the 1882 Act, it's unconstitutiona. See, U.S. v. Wong Kim Ark,…
Rank this Week: 747

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Jul 29

    HHS Issues New Guidance on Ransomware and HIPAA

    HHS Issues New Guidance on Ransomware and HIPAA
    The Department of Health and Human Services released guidance on July 11, 2016, intended to help the healthcare industry prepare for and respond to ransomware attacks. Specifically, this guidance clarifies: (1) that a ransomware attack is…
  • Jul 28

    Navigating from Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: A Primer

    Navigating from Safe Harbor to Privacy Shield: A Primer
    In less than one week, on August 1, U.S. companies may begin to submit self-certifications to the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework at www.privacyshield.gov. Those companies that previously certified to the predecessor Safe Harbor…
  • Jul 27

    Beyond Bathrooms: New Guidance Regarding Transgender Students Addresses FERPA Requirement

    Beyond Bathrooms: New Guidance Regarding Transgender Students Addresses FERPA Requirement
    The U.S. Department of Education and Department of Justice recently weighed in on the obligations of school districts, colleges, and universities to provide civil rights protections for transgender students. On May 13, 2016, the Departments…
Rank this Week: 657

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 511

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Recover Investment Losses Blog

Covers investment scams, broker fraud and broker negligence. By Rex Securities Law.

http://blog.rexsecuritieslaw.com
Rank this Week: 102

HR Watchdog

HR Watchdog

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

http://hrwatchdog.calchamber.com/
  • Jul 29

    Mandatory Changes to Federal Employment Postings for August 1

    Mandatory Changes to Federal Employment Postings for August 1
    The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) just recently announced two mandatory poster changes. Beginning August 1, 2016, employers must post updated versions of the Federal Minimum Wage poster and the Federal Employee Polygraph Protection Act…
  • Jul 28

    Capitol Hill Workers Owed More Than $1 Million in Back Wage

    Capitol Hill Workers Owed More Than $1 Million in Back Wage
    The United States Department of Labor (DOL) announced that hundreds of Capitol Hill workers will be paid back wages totaling $1,008,302 due to failure to pay the prevailing wages required of federal contractors. The DOL’s Wage and Hour…
  • Jul 26

    $1.47 Million Awarded to California Workers in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case

    $1.47 Million Awarded to California Workers in Sexual Harassment and Retaliation Case
    Think that sexual harassment is a problem of the past? Think again. By now, employers are well aware that sexual harassment is unlawful under both state and federal law, but that doesn’t stop the problem from occurring. Sexual…
Rank this Week: 884

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    Yamada on Unpaid Internship

    Yamada on Unpaid Internship
    David Yamada (Suffolk) has just posted on SSRN his article (8 Northeastern U. L.J. 357 (2016) The Legal and Social Movement Against Unpaid Internships. The article offers a comprehensive overview and assessment of major legal, policy, and…
  • Jul 28

    Seventh Circuit panel rejects sexual orientation discrimination as Title VII violation

    Seventh Circuit panel rejects sexual orientation discrimination as Title VII violation
    The Seventh Circuit issued a decision today in Hively v. Ivy Tech Community College, relying on prior circuit precedent to hold that Title VII does not forbid discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation. The opinion was written by…
  • Jul 26

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion
    My wonderful South Carolina colleagues Susan Kuo and Ben Means have just posted their article Collective Coercion on SSRN, which will appear in the Boston College Law Review. The discussion of Friedrichs may be the most relevant part of…
Rank this Week: 222

Condo Reporter

Condo Reporter

Covers condominium law in Ontario, Canada. By Aird & Berlis LLP.

http://www.condoreporter.com/
Rank this Week: 951

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Kraft Elder Law Blog

Covers elder law issues.

http://www.kraftelderlaw.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Only One-Third of US Hospitals Follow CDC Guidance to Curb Antibiotic Overuse

    Only One-Third of US Hospitals Follow CDC Guidance to Curb Antibiotic Overuse
    Modern Healthcare reports an analysis published last week in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases found only 39 percent of 4,100 US acute care hospitals studied “had an antibiotics stewardship program that met all…
  • Jul 28

    Ongoing Litigation Raises Questions About Safety of Talcum Powder

    Ongoing Litigation Raises Questions About Safety of Talcum Powder
    The New York Times reports ongoing litigation against makers of talcum powder have renewed interest in the ongoing debate about whether or not talcum powder causes cancer. The article details the conflicting research and opinions on…
  • Jul 27

    FDA Approved Several High-Risk Women’s Health Devices Without Sufficient Evidence

    FDA Approved Several High-Risk Women’s Health Devices Without Sufficient Evidence
    Fierce Medical Devices reports that several “high-risk women’s health devices were approved without proper data,” according to a study published in Obstetrics and Gynecology. Researchers “looked at 18…
Rank this Week: 803

Learn Why Bob Kraft's P.I.S.S.D. …

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

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

http://www.pissd.com/
  • Jul 29

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    Do NOT try this at home! “That’s A Moron – Parody of Dean Martin “That’s Amore” The post Friday Fun appeared first on P.I.S.S.D. -- Personal Injury, Social Security Disability. Dallas Texas Lawyers.
  • Jul 28

    NHTSA Calls Out People Bragging on Twitter About Texting While Driving

    NHTSA Calls Out People Bragging on Twitter About Texting While Driving
    Hot Hardware reports that the NHTSA will call out people who brag about the use of smartphones while driving on Twitter. The effort is part of a NHTSA campaign called #Just Drive aims to “emphasize the true danger of distracted…
  • Jul 27

    Avoid These 3 Risky Smartphone Tasks to Become a Safer Driver

    Avoid These 3 Risky Smartphone Tasks to Become a Safer Driver
    It’s no secret distracted driving is a terrifying phenomenon. The CDC reports, on average, eight people are killed every day due to crashes involving a distracted driver. And as if there weren’t enough things vying for a…
Rank this Week: 623

Legal Planet

Legal Planet

Covers environmental law and policy. By Berkeley Law and UCLA Law.

http://legalplanet.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 29

    157 Days. . . And Still, Congress Has Not Acted

    157 Days. . . And Still, Congress Has Not Acted
    This just in from the Washington Post: “Florida officials on Friday announced the first local spread of Zika virus through infected mosquitoes in the continental United States. “Gov. Rick Scott made the announcement during a…
  • Jul 27

    A Clash of Vision

    A Clash of Vision
    In every election, there are people who claim that both parties are alike. That’s certainly not true about energy policy this year.The distance between the tickets can be expressed numerically: Kaine has a 91% lifetime score of…
  • Jul 25

    Remember the Unitary Executive Theory? The GOP Platform Didn’t.

    Remember the Unitary Executive Theory? The GOP Platform Didn’t.
    The Republican platform contains a fascinating sleeper provision. It proposes to “transform the EPA into an independent bipartisan commission, similar to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.” What makes this proposal so interesting…
Rank this Week: 640

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 734

Legal Village

Legal Village

From legalweek.com.

http://www.legalweek.com/type/blog-post/category/legal-village
Rank this Week: 63

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Child Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers child abuse, neglect and injuries. By the Child Injury Lawyer Network.

http://www.childinjurylawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 129

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 29

    Fort Knox For Pot: Better Not Call Matt

    Fort Knox For Pot: Better Not Call Matt
    The Michigan Attorney Discipline Board Hearing Panel has disbarred an attorney. Fox 17 West Michigan had a report on the attorney A commercial property owner in Grand Rapids said attorney Matthew Herman vandalized and stole property from his…
  • Jul 29

    "Best Lawyer" Suspended For 30 Month

    "Best Lawyer" Suspended For 30 Month
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals has imposed a reciprocal 30 month suspension of an attorney based on discipline imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court. WAFB9 had the background Baton Rouge police report the second man wanted in…
  • Jul 29

    Unauthorized Practice Draws Fine, Injunction

    Unauthorized Practice Draws Fine, Injunction
    A Florida attorney engaged in unauthorized practice in Ohio and has been fined and enjoined for the misconduct by the Ohio Supreme Court. The three-count complaint alleged that Catalfina, who is not licensed to practice law in Ohio, engaged…
Rank this Week: 209

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 29

    Tim Kaine on TPP

    Tim Kaine on TPP
    Democratic VP nominee Tim Kaine was interviewed on CNN about his position on the TPP: Kaine also denied he had changed his stance on the Trans-Pacific Partnership, insisting that he has not "shifted my position on that." Kaine voted to...
  • Jul 28

    Trump's Trade Bilateralism

    Trump's Trade Bilateralism
    I've mentioned this before, but I'm still baffled. This is from GOP VP nominee Mike Pence: “With the TPP, it feels a little bit like Obamacare, you remember when Nancy Pelosi said, ‘we gotta pass this bill so we can...
  • Jul 28

    Hillary Clinton's Position on the TPP

    Hillary Clinton's Position on the TPP
    This is from Politico: Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe, longtime best friend to the Clintons, said Tuesday that he believes Hillary Clinton will support the TPP trade deal if elected president, with some tweaks. “I worry that if we…
Rank this Week: 495

Illinois Sexual Harassment…

Illinois Sexual Harassment Attorney Blog

Covers employment discrimination, constructive discharge, gender discrimination, and sexual harassment. By Peter M. LaSorsa.

http://www.illinoissexualharassmentattorneyblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. pays $179,000 After Losing Discrimination Lawsuit

    Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. pays $179,000 After Losing Discrimination Lawsuit
    A federal judge ordered Workplace Staffing Solutions, LLC. to pay $179,000 as a result of losing a gender discrimination lawsuit.  The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“)…
  • Jul 27

    Z Foods Pays $1,470,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit

    Z Foods Pays $1,470,000 To Settle Sexual Harassment Lawsuit
    Z Foods, Inc., pays $1,470,000 to settle a sexual harassment and retaliation lawsuit.  The multi-count discrimination lawsuit was first filed by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“).  …
  • Jul 19

    Reserve Casino Hotel Pays $250,000 to Settle EEOC Age and Sex Discrimination Lawsuit

    Reserve Casino Hotel Pays $250,000 to Settle EEOC Age and Sex Discrimination Lawsuit
    The Reserve Casino Hotel pays $250,000 to settle an age and sex discrimination lawsuit.  The discrimination lawsuit was filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (“EEOC“), after settlement talks initially broke…
Rank this Week: 704

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXV

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XXV
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get asked and then…
  • Jul 28

    China Co-Development and Design Patent

    China Co-Development and Design Patent
    We have been writing a lot recently about design patents. In the old days, our China contract manufacturing clients normally did not use Chinese design patents. The reason is simple. Chinese design patent registration requires absolute…
  • Jul 27

    China Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights: A Different Sort of Wake-Up Call

    China Trademarks, Patents and Copyrights: A Different Sort of Wake-Up Call
    EBN, an online publication geared to supply chain professionals, recently ran a piece called Why Apple’s Patent Fight With Baili Should Serve As A Wake-Up Call. Although the piece is well-meaning, and its generic thesis – that…
Rank this Week: 318