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Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Aug 28

    The Times we live in…. bring back hanging? Dear gawd….. whatever next?

    The Times we live in…. bring back hanging? Dear gawd….. whatever next?
    #Hackgate continues with coverage of possible computer hacking in the papers this morning.  Yesterday Christopher Jefferies, the man ‘monstered’ in some tabloids as the suspect in the Yates murder, has…
  • Aug 26

    Lord Chancellor Grayling – an epic career in progress or a crime scene in progress?

    Lord Chancellor Grayling – an epic career in progress or a crime scene in progress?
    Mr Grayling MP, aka Lord Chancellor Grayling, is probably not one of the great Lord Chancellors.  As he is not burdened by any significant knowledge of law this may explain it.  Still… let us look on the bright side. An…
  • Aug 24

    Drink coffee and other matters…

    Drink coffee and other matters…
    I don’t really need to add anything to the above.  On a more sensible note, I am looking forward to doing a podcast this evening with HH Judge Peter Murphy, who is also a published law writer (Law of Evidence) and author of some…
Rank this Week: 144

New Jersey Senate Republicans

New Jersey Senate Republicans

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

http://pipes.yahoo.com/pipes/pipe.info?_id=Rr9IF0xl3RGXd835_w6H4A
  • Aug 28

    Singer, Kean, Rible Statement on Passing of Aaron Sofer

    Singer, Kean, Rible Statement on Passing of Aaron Sofer
    Senator Robert Singer and Assemblymen Sean Kean and David Rible (R-30) issued the following statement today regarding the death of Lakewood’s Aaron Sofer. The body of Lakewood resident Aaron Sofer was found in the Jerusalem Forest on…
  • Aug 28

    NJ State PBA and NJFMBA Back Pennacchio’s Plan to Allow Slots at Racetrack

    NJ State PBA and NJFMBA Back Pennacchio’s Plan to Allow Slots at Racetrack
    Two of the state’s largest public sector unions have endorsed SCR-134, a constitutional amendment proposed by New Jersey State Senator Joe Pennacchio (R-Morris/Essex/Passaic) that would give the Legislature the authority to…
  • Aug 25

    Oroho Bills to Grow “Farm to School” Program Signed Into Law

    Oroho Bills to Grow “Farm to School” Program Signed Into Law
    Legislation sponsored by Senator Steven Oroho boosting New Jersey’s “Farm to School” program was signed into law by Acting Governor Kim Guadagno. The package of bills will raise the profile of the “Farm to…
Rank this Week: 94

At the Lectern: Practicing Before…

At the Lectern: Practicing Before the California Supreme Court

Features news and commentary on the practice of law before the California Supreme Court. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://www.atthelectern.com/
  • Aug 28

    Dissenting pro tems keep a streak going

    Dissenting pro tems keep a streak going
    The Supreme Court issued two 4-3 opinions this morning — in People v. Chandler and Patterson v. Domino’s Pizza LLC.  In each, the pro tem justice was one of the three dissenters.  In Chandler, Second District,…
  • Aug 28

    Cuéllar confirmed; election next

    Cuéllar confirmed; election next
    The Commission on Judicial Appointments this morning confirmed Governor Brown’s nomination to the Supreme Court of Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar.  The Commission members — Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye,…
  • Aug 27

    Tomorrow’s Cuéllar confirmation hearing will be televised

    Tomorrow’s Cuéllar confirmation hearing will be televised
    As with past Supreme Court confirmation hearings, tomorrow morning’s Commission on Judicial Appointments hearing on Governor Brown’s nomination of Professor Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar will be televised on the…
Rank this Week: 952

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury topics such as auto accidents, premises liability, worker's compensation, wrongful death, medical malpractice, nursing home abuse, and dog bites. By Abels & Annes, P.C.

http://www.chicagopersonalinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Put Safety First on Labor Day Weekend

    Put Safety First on Labor Day Weekend
    Tomorrow is the beginning of the Labor Day weekend and with it, the unofficial end to summer. Traditionally, many across Illinois and the rest of the nation have a long weekend off from work and some take advantage of it by traveling with…
  • Aug 27

    Alcohol Suspected in Illinois Crash

    Alcohol Suspected in Illinois Crash
    Illinois treats drunk driving accidents and collisions caused by other intoxicants very seriously as driving while impaired is against the law in the state. Motorists who operate their vehicle while impaired may be charged with a criminal…
  • Aug 26

    Collision Between Motorcyclist and Pedestrian Near Glenbrook South High School Injures 2

    Collision Between Motorcyclist and Pedestrian Near Glenbrook South High School Injures 2
    Pedestrians are at risk for a collision at any time they step near a road. Even if a person is walking on a sidewalk, in a parking lot, or in a crosswalk, unfortunately the risk for a pedestrian accident exists. In 2012 alone, there were…
Rank this Week: 925

Forced Migration Current Awareness…

Forced Migration Current Awareness Blog

Highlights web research and information relatd to refugees, IDPs and forced migration. By Elisa Mason.

http://fm-cab.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Thematic Focus: Detention

    Thematic Focus: Detention
    CMS Dialogue: Detention Policies as Tools of Immigration Control, New York, 21 July 2014 [info]- Follow link for summary and video."Detention of Undocumented Immigrants and the Judicial Impact of the CJEU’s Decisions in France,"…
  • Aug 28

    Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Environmental Migration

    Thematic Focus: Climate Change & Environmental Migration
    Publications:Climate Change and Migration: Evidence from the Middle East and North Africa (World Bank, 2014) [text]"Empirical Research on International Environmental Migration: A Systematic Review," Population and Environment, vol. 36, no. 1…
  • Aug 27

    Regional Focus: Syria

    Regional Focus: Syria
    Event:An Afternoon on Syrian Displacement and Protection in Europe, Oxford, 10 September 2014 [info]- Launch event for a forthcoming RSC policy briefing (an executive summary of which is referenced below) and the next Forced Migration Review…
Rank this Week: 806

Lake County Illinois Car Accident…

Lake County Illinois Car Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers car, bike and train accidents. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.lakecountyillinoiscaraccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 27, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 27, 2014
    On Wednesday (August 27, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois car and other vehicle accidents as well as a variety of road and traffic hazards. Listed below are some of these Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic…
  • Aug 26

    Car Accident Along Route 41 In Highland Park, Illinoi

    Car Accident Along Route 41 In Highland Park, Illinoi
    There was a car accident Monday afternoon (August 25, 2014) on Route 41 in Highland Park. This accident involved a car that lost control and crashed into a building along the highway at 3150 Skokie Valley Road at approximately 5:00 p.m.…
  • Aug 21

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 20, 2014

    Lake County, Illinois Vehicle Accidents On August 20, 2014
    On Wednesday (August 20, 2014) there were various Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and road and traffic hazards. Below are some of these Lake County, Illinois vehicle accidents and traffic hazards that occurred on August 20, as…
Rank this Week: 600

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/
  • Aug 28

    Uncontrollable Bleeding Side Effects with Xarelto

    Uncontrollable Bleeding Side Effects with Xarelto
    Xarelto is a popular blood-thinning drug or anticoagulant made by Bayer Health Care and Janssen Pharmaceuticals (a subsidiary of Johnson & Johnson). Xarelto, Pradaxa and Eliquis, are the new generation of anticoagulants that have been…
  • Aug 25

    Party Bus Company Wrongful Death Lawsuit

    Party Bus Company Wrongful Death Lawsuit
    Some bus companies are still underinsured or not insured at all. Federal law says that all bus companies have to be registered with the Federal Motor Carrier Safety administration and carry a DOT number if they are transporting passengers…
  • Aug 12

    New York Xarelto Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit

    New York Xarelto Uncontrollable Bleeding Lawsuit
    A Texas woman is the latest to sue Bayer and Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical companies, claiming that the anticoagulant Xarelto has inadequate warnings about the bleeding risk associated with the drug. Jeanne Jeffcoat filed the lawsuit…
Rank this Week: 174

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Aug 28

    Million Electric Vehicle Bill Sent to Governor Brown

    Million Electric Vehicle Bill Sent to Governor Brown
    Max Baumhefner, Attorney, Clean Vehicles & Fuels, San Francisco: California is poised to open a portal to America’s future, shoving Big Oil off the highways to make room for cleaner transportation alternatives…
  • Aug 28

    A Water Bond to Protect the Environment and the Economy

    A Water Bond to Protect the Environment and the Economy
    Doug Obegi, Staff Attorney, Western Water Project, San Francisco: Virtually all of California – 99.8 percent – is in severe drought. The toxic blue-green algae that shut down Toledo’s drinking…
  • Aug 28

    The Pay TV Industry Has Tuned into Set-top Boxes that Waste Less Energy

    The Pay TV Industry Has Tuned into Set-top Boxes that Waste Less Energy
    Noah Horowitz, Senior Scientist and Director of the Center for Energy Efficiency, San Francisco, CA: After years of ever-increasing energy use, the amount of electricity used by those black set-top boxes provided by the…
Rank this Week: 888

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 28

    Competition Law and Policy in the EU and UK (5th Edition)

    Competition Law and Policy in the EU and UK (5th Edition)
    BARRY J RODGER (University of Strathclyde) and and ANGUS MACCULLOCH (University of Lancaster) have published Competition Law and Policy in the EU and UK (5th Edition). Download Competition Law Policy Flyer Revised_hres Competition Law and…
  • Aug 28

    Ex-officio cartel investigations and the use of screens to detect cartel

    Ex-officio cartel investigations and the use of screens to detect cartel
    The OECD has published Ex-officio cartel investigations and the use of screens to detect cartels. Fighting cartels remains a top priority for competition authorities since cartels are secretive in nature and cartelists take good care in…
  • Aug 28

    Competition with Targeted Product Design: Price, Variety, and Welfare

    Competition with Targeted Product Design: Price, Variety, and Welfare
    Miguel Gonzalez‐Maestre, University of Murcia, Faculty of Business and Economics, Department of Economic Analysis and Luis M. Granero, Universitat de Valencia explore Competition with Targeted Product Design: Price, Variety, and Welfare…
Rank this Week: 12

Georgia Legal Report

Georgia Legal Report

Covers injury and accident news and medical malpractice case updates. By The Murray Law Firm.

http://www.georgialegalreport.com/
Rank this Week: 175

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 19

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 16

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Blog on South Carolina Family Law

Covers South Carolina divorce, custody and family law issues. By Gregory S. Forman.

http://www.gregoryforman.com
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court changes Family Court 365 day benchmark administrative order

    Supreme Court changes Family Court 365 day benchmark administrative order
    On August 27, 2014 the South Carolina Supreme Court issued an administrative order superseding the May 9, 2006 order that set the 365 day benchmark to dispose of family court cases. The new order is more detailed and provides guidance to…
  • Aug 28

    Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?

    Can judges stop attorneys from communicating their rulings to litigants?
    I occasionally see or hear of family court judges issuing instructions for orders but asking attorneys not to reveal their ruling to their clients until the order is signed and filed. These judges’ rationale is that, until the order is…
  • Aug 26

    Courtesy copying clients on email

    Courtesy copying clients on email
    Fellow attorneys often ask me why I courtesy copy my clients on almost all emails. Evidently it is not a uniform practice. However there are three good reasons for doing so. First, it helps one comply with Rule 1.4(a), specifically Rule…
Rank this Week: 777

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Aug 28

    The best advice I can give you about building your law practice

    The best advice I can give you about building your law practice
    Care to guess which of my emails and posts get the most passionate feedback? It’s not posts about how to do things. It’s not about marketing, productivity, or anything else substantive. The posts that bring the most passionate,…
  • Aug 27

    How to get clients to like you

    How to get clients to like you
    I went to a doctor once who was highly recommended. One of the best in the area, I was told. When I got to his office and went up to the desk, I was handed a clipboard and asked for my insurance card. No greeting. No smile. No eye contact. I…
  • Aug 26

    The best way to end an email

    The best way to end an email
    What’s the best way to end an email? The same thing you do at the end of any closing argument, presentation, meeting, pleading, report, blog post, or other persuasive communication. Tell the reader what to do. Tell…
Rank this Week: 832

Broke and Broker

Broke and Broker

Covers the Wall Street docket of criminal, civil, regulatory, and arbitration cases. By Bill Singer.

http://brokeandbroker.com/index.php
  • Aug 28

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  • Aug 18

    Customer In Hospital Needs Immediate Wire Transfer

    Customer In Hospital Needs Immediate Wire Transfer
    For the purpose of proposing a settlement of rule violations alleged by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”), without admitting or denying the findings, prior to a regulatory hearing, and without an adjudication of…
Rank this Week: 964

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 28

    South Africa court orders release of tapes in Zuma corruption case

    South Africa court orders release of tapes in Zuma corruption case
    [JURIST] South Africa's Supreme Court of Appeals on Thursday ordered the release of taped phone conversations about corruption charges against President Jacob Zuma [BBC profile; JURIST news archive]. Zuma had applied to prevent the tapes from…
  • Aug 28

    Federal judge denies Apple request to ban Samsung phones, tablet

    Federal judge denies Apple request to ban Samsung phones, tablet
    [JURIST] Judge Lucy Koh [official profile] of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] on Wednesday denied a request by Apple for a permanent injunction barring Samsung Electronics [corporate websites]…
  • Aug 28

    Thailand court dismisses murder case against ex-PM

    Thailand court dismisses murder case against ex-PM
    [JURIST] The Criminal Court in Bangkok on Thursday dismissed the murder case against former prime minister Abhisit Vejjajiva and the former deputy prime minister Suthep Thaugsuban for lack of jurisdiction. Abhisit and Suthep are charged…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Aug 28

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico

    EEOC to sign MOU with Mexico
    image from eeoc.gov In an interesting development at the EEOC, the agency plans to sign a memorandum of understanding with Mexico tomorrow, August 29. The MOU, which will be signed by Mexico's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will specifically…
  • Aug 27

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding

    NAA Approves Standards for Arbitrators in Employment Arbitration Proceeding
    Barry Winograd sends word that: the Board of Governors of the National Academy of Arbitrators has approved a set of Guidelines for professional standards for arbitrators in mandatory employment arbitration proceedings. The Guidelines were…
  • Aug 26

    EEOC Issues Annual Report on Federal Workforce

    EEOC Issues Annual Report on Federal Workforce
    image from www.eeoc.gov The U.S. EEOC just-released portions of its fiscal year 2011 and 2012 report on the federal work force. The report is full of interesting data with relation to federal employees, and examines the level of diversity…
Rank this Week: 83

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

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

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Aug 28

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel

    Karsten Manufacturing, Parent Company of PING, Seeks Patent Counsel
    Karsten Manufacturing Corporation (KMC), parent company of PING, Inc., maker of PING golf equipment, is seeking Patent Counsel to oversee a broad range of intellectual property-related work within the company.
  • Aug 28

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy

    Erosion of Patent Rights Will Harm US Economy
    Without any legitimate statutory precedent or authority the Supreme Court is wrecking the U.S. economy just as sure as snow is white and water is wet. Unfortunately, a terribly divided Federal Circuit is causing their own brand of…
  • Aug 27

    USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide

    USPTO to Host AIA Roadshow in Seven Cities Nationwide
    The USPTO specifically wants to broaden public knowledge of the FITF provisions and assist understanding of the provision’s administrative processes to aid inventors and their representatives in the filing and prosecuting of patent…
Rank this Week: 278

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

Barco 2.0 : Law Library Reference

From the librarians of the Barco Law Library, University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://barcorefblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Free Federal Rules books from LII and CALI

    Free Federal Rules books from LII and CALI
    CALI has announced that 2015 versions of the Federal Rules of Evidence, Criminal Procedure and Civil Procedure are now available. These books are powered by the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School and distributed by…
  • Aug 28

    PACER new

    PACER new
    The Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts has cause an uproar with the recent announcement that many previously available dockets in the PACER (Public Access to Court Electronic Records) system are no longer available electronically. This…
  • Aug 14

    back-to-school shopping tips for law student

    back-to-school shopping tips for law student
    Above the Law has a post titled "The Essential Law School Shopping Guide" with lots of information on what every law student needs - or maybe not necessarily needs, but might want to pick up - before heading back to law school. It includes…
Rank this Week: 861

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Aug 28

    Again, Goodwill Does Not Accept Skull Donation

    Again, Goodwill Does Not Accept Skull Donation
    Quick reminder: unwanted human skulls should probably be dropped off at the medical examiner's office, not Goodwill. I thought we had settled this last month when somebody donated three skulls to a Goodwill in Bellevue, Washington, but…
  • Aug 27

    Mullet Gang Convictions Reversed

    Mullet Gang Convictions Reversed
    Before people start checking their beards into the witness-protection program, I should point out that the hub of this conspiracy, Samuel Mullet, Sr., is not about to be released. He and four other members of the Mullet Gang did…
  • Aug 26

    Sovereign Citizen's SUV Loaded With Chickens & Ammo

    Sovereign Citizen's SUV Loaded With Chickens & Ammo
    First, credit where credit is due. I got this on Twitter from @xarph, who says he has a Google news alert set up for "sovereign citizen" and reports that the results are "always amazing." Credit also goes to Raw…
Rank this Week: 309

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/
  • Aug 28

    Carman v. Tinkes - Traffic Law Violation Doesn't Automate Fault

    Carman v. Tinkes - Traffic Law Violation Doesn't Automate Fault
    In auto accident litigation, our Lehigh Acres injury lawyers know it can be helpful to the plaintiff's case if it can be shown the defendant driver was engaged in some violation of traffic law at the time of the crash. However, as the…
  • Aug 26

    Gregory v. Cott - Alzheimer Patient Aggression and Injurie

    Gregory v. Cott - Alzheimer Patient Aggression and Injurie
    Caregivers of people suffering from Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia are familiar with the fact that, at times, feelings of frustration and confusion may cause the sufferer to lash out in physical aggression. Now, according to…
  • Aug 18

    Fatal Fort Myers Hit-and-Run Leads to Arrest

    Fatal Fort Myers Hit-and-Run Leads to Arrest
    Fort Myers police report a 23-year-old pedestrian was killed after being struck by a hit-and-run driver outside a local club. The 21-year-old driver was caught soon after the crash by police after a witness followed him home and contacted…
Rank this Week: 657

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 28

    Consumerist reports: online retainer that threatened consumer uses bogus endorsement

    Consumerist reports: online retainer that threatened consumer uses bogus endorsement
    We told you yesterday about the online merchant Accessory Outlet, which demanded $250 from a consumer and told her she was "playing games with the wrong people" after the consumer said she would contact her credit card company about a...
  • Aug 28

    New SEC rules on asset-backed securities and credit rating agencie

    New SEC rules on asset-backed securities and credit rating agencie
    Taking aim at some of the key causes of the financial crisis, the SEC approved rules on Wednesday that would require issuers of asset-backed securities — complex investments based on mortgages, auto loans or other types of debt —…
  • Aug 27

    Paper on Privacy Harms and the Notice and Choice Framework

    Paper on Privacy Harms and the Notice and Choice Framework
    Joel R. Reidenberg, N. Cameron Russell, Alexander J. Callen, Sophia Qasir, and Thomas B. Norton, all of Fordham, have written Privacy Harms and the Effectiveness of the Notice and Choice Framework. Here is the abstract: In the last fifteen…
Rank this Week: 118

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
  • Aug 28

    Soft launch of historical website — Calendar of civil libertie

    Soft launch of historical website — Calendar of civil libertie
    There is a new website: Today in Civil Liberties History, which has five or six events for each day. Each event includes learning materials: books, reports, web sites, Youtube videos, and more. It covers the full range of civil liberties…
  • Aug 28

    Tim Wu for Lt. Governor

    Tim Wu for Lt. Governor
    We normally avoid partisan politics at CoOp, but I did want to note that today the New York Times endorsed my friend (and Columbia Law Professor) Tim Wu in his primary race for Lt. Governor of New York.
  • Aug 27

    FAN 29.1 (First Amendment News) — Florida Bar Joins Petitioner in Urging Court Review of Judicial Elections Case

    FAN 29.1 (First Amendment News) — Florida Bar Joins Petitioner in Urging Court Review of Judicial Elections Case
    As difficult as it is to obtain review in the Supreme Court, sometimes a case comes along that makes it hard for the clerks and their bosses to ignore. Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar may be just such a case as the stars seem to be…
Rank this Week: 51

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 28

    Bella. Looking good.

    Bella. Looking good.
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  • Aug 28

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate

    10 Things Every College Professor Hate
    Tip of the day: law professors hate these things too. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 28

    Initial reactions to Leo Strine's new article on Citizen's United and "conservative corporate theory"

    Initial reactions to Leo Strine's new article on Citizen's United and "conservative corporate theory"
    I'm reading Leo Strine and Nicholas Walter's new article, Conservative Collision Course?: The Tension between Conservative Corporate Law Theory and Citizens United (August 1, 2014). Harvard Law... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 86

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    SEC Proposes 12-Month Pilot Program on Wider Tick Size

    SEC Proposes 12-Month Pilot Program on Wider Tick Size
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Amanda Maine, J.D.The SEC announced that the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and the national securities exchanges have filed a proposal to implement a pilot…
  • Aug 27

    House and Senate Members Ask Fed to Tighten Emergency Lending Proposal

    House and Senate Members Ask Fed to Tighten Emergency Lending Proposal
    Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and David Vitter (R-LA), and Representatives Scott Garrett (R-N.J.) and Michael Capuano (D-MA), and colleagues in the Senate and House, sent a bi-partisan letter to Federal Reserve Board Chair Janet Yellen…
  • Aug 27

    Senator Wyden Will Move Bi-Partisan Corporate Inversion Legislation in September

    Senator Wyden Will Move Bi-Partisan Corporate Inversion Legislation in September
    Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, (D-OR) will have bi-partisan legislation in place to end corporate inversion mergers sometime in September. In a statement, he emphasized the importance of defining key principles now as Congress…
Rank this Week: 475

Law & Humanities Blog

Law & Humanities Blog

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

http://lawlit.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Call For Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law

    Call For Papers: Special Issue of the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law
    From Anne Wagner at the International Journal for the Semiotics of Law: CALL FOR PAPERS - SPECIAL ISSUE ON ISLAMIC LAW INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL FOR THE SEMIOTICS OF LAW Anne WagnerExpert in Legal Semiotics and Communication, Associate…
  • Aug 28

    Queer Objects: A Symposium With Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose

    Queer Objects: A Symposium With Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose
    From the Australian National University, announcement of a forthcoming Symposium: Queer Objects: A Symposium with Robyn Wiegman and Annamarie Jagose‘The rejection of essentialism,’ David Halperin writes in How to be Gay (2012),…
  • Aug 26

    ABA Journal Cartoon Caption Contest Open

    ABA Journal Cartoon Caption Contest Open
    The ABA Journal is running its September cartoon captioning contest. Submit your caption by September 14, 2014 and receive the title of Champion (for a month at least). See last month's winner here.
Rank this Week: 140

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

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

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 28

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court

    Massachusetts to Evaluate How Eyewitness Identification Testimony is Presented and Evaluated in Court
    The Massachusetts Judicial Supreme Court is scheduled to hear from defense attorneys next month about adopting changes in the way eyewitness identification testimony is presented to juries. The Boston Globe reported that four cases will be…
  • Aug 27

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation

    Louisiana Exoneree Seeks Compensation
    Nearly three years ago, Michael Williams was exonerated of second-degree murder in Louisiana. According to the American Lawyer, Williams is now seeking compensation from New Orleans and the state for the more than 15 years he spent in prison…
  • Aug 26

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released

    North Carolina Man Expected to be Released
    On Monday, a Superior Court judge in North Carolina dismissed all charges and vacated the convictions of Michael Parker who was convicted of multiple sex crimes against his three children. Parker spent more than 20 years behind bars and is…
Rank this Week: 804

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 119

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Amend State’s Breach Notification Law

    California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Amend State’s Breach Notification Law
    At the end of August, a bill amending California's breach notification law passed and was sent to Governor Jerry Brown for signature. The revised law would extend certain obligations to safeguard personal information to entities that…
  • Aug 27

    Germany Issues Revised Draft Cybersecurity Law

    Germany Issues Revised Draft Cybersecurity Law
    On August 19, 2014, the German Federal Ministry of the Interior published a revised draft cybersecurity law. The Draft Law is intended to serve as a cornerstone of Germany's recently-announced digital agenda.
  • Aug 20

    Hunton’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership Submits Comments to NTIA on Big Data

    Hunton’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership Submits Comments to NTIA on Big Data
    On August 14, 2014, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton and Williams submitted its response to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration's request for public comment on big data developments and such…
Rank this Week: 186

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice…

DC Metro Area Medical Malpractice Law Blog

Covers medical malpractice, product liability, public health and tort reform. By Regan Zambri & Long.

http://www.dcmedmalblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: Investigating and Regulating Their Use (Part 2)
    In our last post, we discussed how pharmaceutical companies have begun to profit from the proliferation of compound drugs, as reported by the New York Times. Today, we will examine the measures various entities have taken to investigate and…
  • Aug 27

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)

    Pharmaceutical Compounds: What They Are and How They Cost Consumers (Part 1)
    The rising costs of health care in the United States are no secret to doctors, patients, or pharmacists. Lifesaving drugs, procedures, and equipment continue to place a high cost burden on consumers and their insurers. Among the…
  • Aug 26

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health

    New Research Casts Doubts on Benefits of Niacin for Heart Health
    Although many physicians have prescribed niacin, or vitamin B3, to treat high cholesterol levels, a recent study shows the compound may cause more problems than it prevents. In its July 17 issue, the New England Journal of Medicine details a…
Rank this Week: 243

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Aug 28

    For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble

    For the Poor, Every Arrest is a Gamble
    Homeless. Unemployed. Kids taken. Locked up. Guilty. If you're rich like Lindsey Lohan, you can be charged with assault and let off the hook – all with the help of a highly paid, private lawyer. But if you're poor and accused of even…
  • Aug 27

    Victory! Immigration Authorities Must Stop Coercing Immigrants Into Signing Away Their Right

    Victory! Immigration Authorities Must Stop Coercing Immigrants Into Signing Away Their Right
    One night last summer, Patricia's mother, Marta, did not come home. She had been in poor mental health, but it was unlike her to simply disappear without a word. Marta Mendoza was born in Mexico but lived in the United States for decades,…
  • Aug 26

    Illinois Commits to True Sex Equality in the Workplace

    Illinois Commits to True Sex Equality in the Workplace
    Pregnancy shouldn't be a firing offense, but time and time again, when pregnant women ask their employers for reasonable accommodations, they are shown the door. Guadalupe, a pregnant fast food worker in Illinois, was denied necessary…
Rank this Week: 72

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 281

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
  • Aug 28

    New Article: “Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties”

    New Article: “Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties”
    New Article: Benton C. Martin, Federalism and Municipal Innovation: Lessons from the Fight Against Vacant Properties, 46 The Urban Lawyer 361 (2014).  Abstract below: Cities possess a far greater ability to be trailblazers on a…
  • Aug 28

    Call-for-Papers: Law and Society Annual Conference 2015

    Call-for-Papers: Law and Society Annual Conference 2015
    The Law and Society Annual Conference will be held on May 28-31, 2015 in Seattle and the call-for-papers deadline is Oct. 15, 2014.  More information can be found here.   The conference usually has many poverty related…
  • Aug 26

    Slides for Class – for those teaching from the Brodie et al. textbook.

    Slides for Class – for those teaching from the Brodie et al. textbook.
    Quick note: for those teaching poverty law from the Brodie et al. textbook, I am happy to share the powerpoint slides that I am using this semester with anyone who wants them; just send me an email.  -E.R. 
Rank this Week: 438

ACSBlog

ACSBlog

Covers progressive law and policy issues, with a focus on constitutional issues. From the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy.

http://www.acslaw.org/acsblog
  • Aug 28

    Fighting for Enduring Principles through LGBT Advocacy

    Fighting for Enduring Principles through LGBT Advocacy
    by Caroline CoxMary Bonauto, the Civil Rights Project Director of Gay & Lesbian Advocates and Defenders (GLAD) sees the continuing fight for LGBT rights as a matter of basic constitutional fairness. In an interview with the ACS at the…
  • Aug 28

    LegalEyes for August 28, 2014

    LegalEyes for August 28, 2014
    by Caroline CoxThe Editorial Board of the Los Angeles Times argues that Arizona and Kansas should not be allowed to institute proposed and potentially discriminatory voter registration rules.Charles M. Blow of The New York Times discusses the…
  • Aug 27

    LegalEyes for August 27, 2014

    LegalEyes for August 27, 2014
    by Caroline CoxTony Mauro writes for The National Law Journal on the formation of a high-powered legal team to fight for marriage equality that includes former ACS Board member Pamela S. Karlan and Jeffrey L. Fischer, winner of the 2012 ACS…
Rank this Week: 393

Workers' Compensation

Workers' Compensation

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

http://workers-compensation.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Public Comment Sought on Draft Document for Workplace Tobacco Policie

    Public Comment Sought on Draft Document for Workplace Tobacco Policie
    NIOSH is seeking public comment on a draft Current Intelligence Bulletin,Promoting Health and Preventing Disease and Injury through Workplace Tobacco Policies. The public comment period is open for 30 days, closing on September 15.…
  • Aug 28

    Former clerk sues Hackensack council, former city manager

    Former clerk sues Hackensack council, former city manager
    By HANNAN ADELYstaff writerThe Record Print Hackensack Mayor John LabrosseRecord file photo Hackensack Mayor John Labrosse The former Hackensack clerk is suing the city, the former interim manager and all five City Council members for…
  • Aug 27

    Preventing Heart Attacks in Firefighter

    Preventing Heart Attacks in Firefighter
    Today's post is shared from njtvonline.orgEvery year nearly 100 firefighters die on the job and one half of those deaths are from fatal heart attacks. These statistics remain consistent year in and out. The very nature of the job…
Rank this Week: 317

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Aug 28

    August Edition of the Jury Expert

    August Edition of the Jury Expert
    Here is a list and brief description of the articles in the latest edition of the Jury Expert which is published by the American Society of Trial Consultants. Demographic Roulette: What Was Once a Bad Idea Has Gotten Worse Authored...
  • Aug 27

    Unbundling Criminal Trial Right

    Unbundling Criminal Trial Right
    John Rappaport Abstract: The notion that criminal defendants are put to an all-or-nothing choice between the guilty plea and full-blown jury trial is both pervasive and wrong. Defendants can, and sometimes do, “unbundle” their jury-trial…
  • Aug 26

    Another Brief Filed in Warger v. Shauer

    Another Brief Filed in Warger v. Shauer
    The American Association for Justice has filed a brief in support of the respondent in Warger v. Shauers. Brief for the American Association for Justice in Support of Respondent This case arose out of a motor vehicle accident in which...
Rank this Week: 330

ABC Family Law Blog

ABC Family Law Blog

Covers Florida family law. By the Law Firm of Adam B. Cordover, P.A.

http://abcfamilyblog.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 28

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court

    Tampa Same Sex Divorce Case First DOMA Challenge Certified to Florida Supreme Court
    Can two women who were married in Massachusetts but now are residents of Florida divorce in Florida?  That is the question that my Tampa client and her wife were looking to have answered in the affirmative.  The trial judge…
  • Aug 23

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure

    Florida Family Law: Mandatory Disclosure
    When you file and serve a petition in a Florida family law case that involves financial issues such as child support, alimony, or the division of property in debts, a clock starts ticking.  Within 45 days of the initial pleadings…
  • Aug 16

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal

    Florida Bar Family Law Section Moves To File Brief In Same Sex Divorce Appeal
    The Family Law Section of the Florida Bar, representing over 4,000 attorneys and affiliate members, has decided to file a brief in a divorce appeal in favor of the right of same sex spouses in Florida to divorce.  The Family…
Rank this Week: 729

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 97

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Missouri Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers Missouri motor vehicle crash, medical malpractice and wrongful death cases. By The A.W. Smith Law Firm, P.C.

http://www.missouriinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Aug 28

    Vehicle Was Hit Head On Causing Serious Injurie

    Vehicle Was Hit Head On Causing Serious Injurie
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
  • Aug 26

    Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle with attached Tractor and Trailer

    Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle with attached Tractor and Trailer
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
  • Aug 12

    Vehicle Loses Control Causing Vehicle to Overturn

    Vehicle Loses Control Causing Vehicle to Overturn
    "We base these posts on information retrieved from on-line crash reports and other media. By posting this information we are in no way attempting to contact any of the people mentioned in the respective posts. We post only public information…
Rank this Week: 188

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/
  • Aug 28

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference

    Aspiring Law Professors Conference
    There are fewer folks going on the AALS market this year, according to this data over at Prawfs, but there will always be aspiring law professors. And for the sixth straight year, Arizona State is putting on an Aspiring Law...
  • Aug 28

    Luis Chiesa, "Substantive Criminal Law: Cases, Comments and Comparative Materials"

    Luis Chiesa, "Substantive Criminal Law: Cases, Comments and Comparative Materials"
    Luís Chiesa (SUNY Buffalo) has published a new casebook, Substantive Criminal Law: Cases, Comments and Comparative Materials (Carolina Academic Press 2014). Here is a description from the publisher's website: The strength of this casebook is…
  • Aug 27

    Riskiest Drivers or Riskiest Traffic System?

    Riskiest Drivers or Riskiest Traffic System?
    According to a report on NPR and other media outlets about traffic accidents in the United States, Boston has the riskiest drivers, and Fort Collins, Colorado has the safest. The ranking is based on a study by Allstate Insurance, and...
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Aug 28

    Supreme Court Review and Preview

    Supreme Court Review and Preview
    The John Marshall Law School will hold a U.S. Supreme Court Review and Preview Program from 2:00 to 5:00 p.m. on Friday, September 19, 2014. The law school is located at 315 S. Plymouth Court in Chicago. (mew) Related articles...
  • Aug 25

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor

    Coleen Barger named distinguished professor
    Coleen Barger has been named Ben J. Altheimer Distinguished Professor of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. Among her many contributions to the legal writing field, she is a co-author of the ALWD Citation Guide and is...
  • Aug 21

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived
    The fall issue of Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD arrived in my mailbox today with lots of interesting articles. One that caught my eye is Hawking Hyphens in Compound Modifiers. Its author, Joan Magat, urges readers to hyphenate…
Rank this Week: 310

Lawdiva's Blog

Lawdiva's Blog

Covers family law and criminal law in Canada. By Georgialee Lang.

http://lawdiva.wordpress.com
  • Aug 28

    Judge Trashes New York Landmark “Carnegie Deli” in Divorce Ruling

    Judge Trashes New York Landmark “Carnegie Deli” in Divorce Ruling
    I was in New York city last fall and near the top of our agenda was a trip to the Carnegie Deli, a landmark in mid-town since 1937 and run by the Levine family since 1976. Its claim to fame is kosher pastrami, corned beef, and their famous…
  • Aug 18

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup
    Clyde Berg and his brother Carl Berg are two very wealthy men. They developed and built huge campuses for a number of successful Silicon Valley businesses, and sold their firm for $1.3 billion. But the old adage that money does not buy…
  • Aug 18

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup

    Silicon Valley Tycoon Convinces Court His Wife’s Scam is Designed to Avoid Pre-Nup
    Clyde Berg and his brother Carl Berg are two very wealthy men. They developed and built huge campuses for a number of successful Silicon Valley businesses, and sold their firm for $1.3 billion. But the old adage that money does not buy…
Rank this Week: 714

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

CT Judicial Law Libraries' NewsLog

Covers recent legal developments, legal practice tools, and law library resources in Connecticut.

http://ersa.jud.ct.gov/lawlibnews/Lists/Posts/AllPosts.aspx
  • Aug 28

    Tort Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/28/2014

    Tort Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/28/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Tort Law Opinions Body: SC19159 - Hylton v. Gunter (Fraud; "The sole issue in this certified appeal is whether we should overrule Lord v. Mansfield, 50 Conn. App. 21, 717 A.2d 267, cert. denied, 247 Conn. 943, 723…
  • Aug 27

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/27/2014

    Criminal Law Supreme Court Opinion - 8/27/2014
    Category: Recent Decisions;Criminal Opinions Body: SC18713 - State v. Santana (Murder; conspiracy to commit murder; carrying pistol without permit; "The dispositive issue in this appeal  is whether the defendant, Luis Antonio Santana,…
  • Aug 25

    Video Tutorial: Searching Connecticut Statutes Online

    Video Tutorial: Searching Connecticut Statutes Online
    Category: FYI;FAQ;Self-Help Body: This short tutorial from the Connecticut Judicial Branch Law Libraries demonstrates how to quickly search Connecticut statutes on the Connecticut General Assembly website. Searching Connecticut Statutes…
Rank this Week: 307

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

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

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Aug 28

    By Popular Demand: Longer Library Hours!

    By Popular Demand: Longer Library Hours!
    The law library is now open at 7am M-F during the semester for all you early birds. For more information and our other hours click [here].
  • Aug 28

    Essay Contest: Marijuana Legalization

    Essay Contest: Marijuana Legalization
    The Center for Alcohol Policy is accepting entries for its annual essay contest. This year’s topic is “As states contemplate the legalization of prohibited products, like marijuana, what are some lessons policymakers and…
  • Aug 27

    Take a Study Break at Rock the Rec

    Take a Study Break at Rock the Rec
    Blow off a little steam right in the middle of your first week of law school. The CSU Recreation Center is hosting its annual Rock the Rec event tonight from 6-10pm. Rock the Rec is a fun interactive event at the Recreation Center, with free…
Rank this Week: 949

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 28

    Federal Court Rules in Favor of Interior and Lower Klamath River Tribes in Water Dispute

    Federal Court Rules in Favor of Interior and Lower Klamath River Tribes in Water Dispute
    Here are the materials in San Luis & Delta-Mendota Water Authority v. Jewell (E.D. Cal.): 95 First Amended Complaint 113 Water Districts Motion for Summary J 116 Pacific Coast Federation of Fisherman Opposition 118 Hoopa Opposition 119…
  • Aug 28

    In-House Tribal Attorney Posting: Stillaguamish Tribe

    In-House Tribal Attorney Posting: Stillaguamish Tribe
    STILLAGUAMISH TRIBAL ATTORNEY The Stillaguamish Tribe of Indians, a sovereign, federally-recognized Tribe, is looking to hire an in-house Tribal Attorney with a minimum of three years’ experience in federal Indian law, to serve the…
  • Aug 28

    Navajo Boy Sent Home for Having Long Hair on First Day of School

    Navajo Boy Sent Home for Having Long Hair on First Day of School
    Here is one of many articles. And here is what the Fifth Circuit has already said about such nonsense regarding the treatment of another 5-year-old in Texas: A Native American boy and his parents challenge a school district’s…
Rank this Week: 700