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StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 23

    More on the Ohio Study Commission Report & Recommendation

    More on the Ohio Study Commission Report & Recommendation
    The Supreme Court of Ohio and the Ohio State Bar Association Joint Task Force to Review the Administration of Ohio's Death Penalty has issued a draft of its Final Report and Recommendations. A group of prosecutors have also released a...
  • Apr 23

    Arizona Death Penalty Expansion Legislation Goes to Governor

    Arizona Death Penalty Expansion Legislation Goes to Governor
    "Bill making smugglers eligible for death passes in Arizona," is the AP report, via KTAR-FM. The Arizona Legislature has approved a bill that could make human smugglers convicted of murder eligible for the death penalty, sending it to Gov.…
  • Apr 23

    Mother Jones Focuses Attention on a Controversial Georgia Case

    Mother Jones Focuses Attention on a Controversial Georgia Case
    Marc Bookman takes an in-depth look a the Georgia case of Robert Holsey in, "This Man Is About to Die Because an Alcoholic Lawyer Botched His Case," at Mother Jones. The second part of the article is, "The Georgia Supreme...
Rank this Week: 91

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Apr 23

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz
    So, by now, you know that if you want an enforceable online agreement, you need to implement it as a mandatory clickthrough. With that settled, it’s time to address an advanced topic: what evidence can you offer a judge to...
  • Apr 23

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online
    This is a case involving some dark behavior by William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, who visited forums frequented by suicidal individuals and encouraged at least two people to commit suicide. In one case, a 32 year old from England hanged himself…
  • Apr 22

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2
    Social Media * Collins v. Louisiana State Police, No. 13-412 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2013): a person’s online life depicted in social media is commonly not intended to reflect reality as much as it is intended to engender discourse.…
Rank this Week: 92

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 23

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill
    It started innocuously enough with the House of Commons Committee on Industry, Science and Technology releasing its long-awaited report on intellectual property in Canada in March 2013. The report included a recommendation that Canada…
  • Apr 16

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing
    As I noted in a post yesterday, Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions.…
  • Apr 15

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing
    Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions. I have several posts planned about…
Rank this Week: 93

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Florida Criminal Attorney Blog

Provides analysis of crimes and sentences for Florida state and federal criminal offenses. By Silber Criminal Law Firm.

http://www.florida-criminal-attorney-blog.com/
  • Oct 23

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse

    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida Arrested for Child Abuse
    Vivian Vosburg of Polk County, Florida was arrested Friday after she allegedly beat two boys, news sources report. Vosburg, 30, was booked into the Polk County Jail on four counts of child neglect and two counts of child abuse with bodily…
  • Oct 22

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery

    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida Arrested for Aggravated Battery
    Jean Annis of Big Coppitt Key, Florida was arrested this past week for allegedly shoved her former girlfriend out of a moving vehicle, news sources report. Information regarding the victim's identity was not immediately available following…
  • Oct 21

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection

    Charlie Ware, Hollywood, Florida Acupuncturist, Arrested for Unlicensed Injection
    Charlie Ware, a licensed Hollywood, Florida acupuncturist and acupoint injection therapist, was arrested Tuesday after he was accused of administering questionable injections to as many a dozen patients, some of whom suffered ill-side…
Rank this Week: 94

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Apr 23

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule
    Why doesn’t payday lending violate the FTC’s Credit Practices Rule (16 C.F.R. 444.2)? That’s what I’m trying to figure out. The Credit Practices Rule prohibits taking or receiving directly or indirectly an assignment of wages in most…
  • Apr 23

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around
    Some thoughts on GM, successor liability, 363 sales, and due process – over at Dealb%k.
  • Apr 23

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina
    On Monday, lawyers for NML and Argentina (with a cameo by lawyers for the US Department of Justice) were before the Supreme Court arguing about the scope of a US court's power to order discovery in aid of execution. (Here's...
Rank this Week: 96

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 95

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Covers evidence in medical malpractice cases.

http://legalnurseconsultanttom.com
Rank this Week: 97

Affordable Housing Institute:…

Affordable Housing Institute: United States

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

http://affordablehousinginstitute.org/blogs/us/
  • Apr 23

    Condemnation by imputation: Part 1, Shakedown Street?

    Condemnation by imputation: Part 1, Shakedown Street?
    By: David A. Smith Nothin’ shakin’ on Shakedown Street. Used to be the heart of town. – Grateful Dead, Shakedown Street When it comes to flimsy cases to justify the state’s using judicial or police power to intimidate…
  • Apr 22

    History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again

    History of a plot: Part 6, You can’t go home again
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 5 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, and  Part 4.] By: David A. Smith Those who plot the destruction of others often perish in the attempt.  – Phaedrus. As we’ve seen in…
  • Apr 18

    History of a plot: Part 5, it’s not gentrification if it’s we who gentrify

    History of a plot: Part 5, it’s not gentrification if it’s we who gentrify
    [Continued from yesterday's Part 4 and the preceding Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3] By: David A. Smith When all the details fit in perfectly, something is probably wrong with the story. – Charles Baxter By the early 1990s, as we saw…
Rank this Week: 98

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Apr 21

    Refugee Studies Centre Short Course: Statelessness and International Law

    Refugee Studies Centre Short Course: Statelessness and International Law
    Cathryn Costello is the Andrew W. Mellon Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law Dates: 17–18 May 2014 Location: Oxford Department of International Development, University of Oxford, 3 Mansfield Road, Oxford…
  • Apr 17

    Open for Applications: LLM in International Human Rights in UCD

    Open for Applications: LLM in International Human Rights in UCD
    UCD Sutherland School of Law is now inviting applications for our exciting LLM in International Human Rights.  On this programme you will acquire specialised and in-depth knowledge and understanding of international human rights law,…
  • Apr 17

    UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes!

    UCD Seminar: The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes!
    On April 23 2014, UCD Sutherland School of Law will host a seminar with Professor Kris McDaniel- Miccio on The March to Marriage Equality in the U.S.: What a difference a Decade Makes! The seminar will take place in…
Rank this Week: 99

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Arnstein & Lehr LLP Legal News

Features news, publications, events and cases.

http://legalnews.arnstein.com
  • Jan 8

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue

    Joel Hurwitz quoted in Law360 regarding real estate legislative and regulatory issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Joel Hurwitz was quoted in a January 1 article, “Real Estate Regulation And Legislation To Watch in 2014.” The article provides an overview of the biggest legislative and regulatory issues real…
  • Jan 8

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue

    Robert E. McKenzie writes on common tax mistakes and Swiss tax evasion issue
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner Robert E. McKenzie was quoted in two recent articles, one dealing with common tax mistakes and the other with tax evasion issues in Switzerland. The first article, “Avoid These 10 Common Tax…
  • Jan 8

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance

    David Sugar testifies on proposed amendments to Chicago Condominium Ordinance
    Arnstein & Lehr Chicago Partner David Sugar testified on January 8, 2013 before the City of Chicago Committee on Housing and Real Estate in support of proposed amendments to the Chicago Condominium Ordinance introduced by Alderman Thomas…
Rank this Week: 100

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Are You a Friend-in Law?

    Are You a Friend-in Law?
    As a business coach who works with Lawyers, Leaders & Visionaries in Business, I hear this a lot, "I have a friend-in-law" who could really use your services. This brings me to the friend-in-law question: Do you have a parent in law?…
  • Apr 22

    Achieving Gender Diversity from One of America’s Top Lawyer

    Achieving Gender Diversity from One of America’s Top Lawyer
    Mary Cranston is one of America's best-known women lawyers --- or just plain best-known lawyers.  She was a partner at Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP and served as its Chairman of the Board.  She has been named one of "The 100…
  • Apr 22

    What I wish I knew before going to law school

    What I wish I knew before going to law school
    I’ve always heard that “law school is an entirely different monster to tackle.” As I sit here writing this, days before completing my first year, I can say I actually understand the implications of that statement. When I…
Rank this Week: 101

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 102

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Chicago IP Litigation Blog

Covers Northern District of Illinois intellectual property cases. By R. David Donoghue.

http://www.chicagoiplitigation.com/
  • Mar 21

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice

    Late Damages Theory Allowed Based Upon Lack of Prejudice
    NanoChem Sol’ns, Inc. v. Global Green Prods., LLC., No. 10 C 5686, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 10, 2013) (Hart, Sen. J.). Judge Hart denied defendants’ motion in limine to exclude plaintiff NanoChem’s late-disclosed lost profit…
  • Mar 19

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”

    Failing to Offer Construction for Indefinite Term Can Leave a Court “at Sea”
    Saro Golf, Inc. v. Nike, Inc., No. 08 C 1110, Slip Op. (N.D. Ill. Sep. 9, 2013) (Chang, J.). Judge Chang clarified the claim constructions in this patent case regarding an improved golf club head.  “Radius of curvature” was…
  • Mar 17

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone

    Plaintiff May Not Communicate with Does in BitTorrent Case by Email or Phone
    The Thompsons Film, LLC v. Does 1-60, Slip Op. 13 C 2368 (N.D. Ill. Sep. 6, 2013) (Gottschall, J.). Judge Gottschall denied two Doe defendants’ motions to quash subpoenas to their respective ISPs seeking, among other things, their…
Rank this Week: 103

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Apr 23

    CFP: Seventh Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop

    CFP: Seventh Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop
    The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on October 10-11, 2014. The workshop pairs a senior scholar with a panel of junior scholars presenting works-in-progress. Confirmed…
  • Apr 23

    JOTWELL: Effron on Glover on happenstantial federalism

    JOTWELL: Effron on Glover on happenstantial federalism
    The latest essay for JOTWELL's Courts Law comes from Robin Effron (Brooklyn), reviewing J. Maria Glover's Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Class Actions in Multi-District…
  • Apr 23

    Gendered Privacy

    Gendered Privacy
    I am thinking about the question of whether courts should ever take into account the gender of the plaintiff in considering privacy questions. In other words when deciding whether an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy under…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Apr 23

    Phoebe Haddon Named Chancellor Of Rutgers-Camden

    Phoebe Haddon Named Chancellor Of Rutgers-Camden
    Outgoing Maryland Law Dean Phoebe Haddon was named the new Chancellor of Rutgers-Camden today. Haddon has served as dean at Maryland since 2009. She was previously on the Temple Law faculty. Haddon takes the place of Chancellor Wendell…
  • Apr 23

    Is 5% Accuracy Sufficient For "Reasonable Suspicion"?

    Is 5% Accuracy Sufficient For "Reasonable Suspicion"?
    Justice Scalia dissenting yesterday in the Fourth Amendment anonymous tip case, Navarette v. California, posited that the "proportion of the hun­ dreds of thousands—perhaps millions—of careless, reck­ less, or intentional traffic…
  • Apr 23

    Pace Law School Hiring Announcement: VAP in Environmental Law

    Pace Law School Hiring Announcement: VAP in Environmental Law
    Pace Law School seeks applicants for a new Visiting Assistant Professor (VAP) in Environmental Law. The VAP in Environmental Law will hold a one-year appointment, renewable for a second one-year term. The appointment is designed to mentor and…
Rank this Week: 105

Chicago Medical Malpractice…

Chicago Medical Malpractice Attorney Blog

Covers birth injuries, medical device liability, medical misdiagnosis and surgical errors. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicagomedicalmalpracticeattorney-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 107

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Apr 22

    15 Injured in Monterey Park Crash

    15 Injured in Monterey Park Crash
    Fifteen people were injured, one critically, in a Monterey Park crash when a fire engine rammed into a restaurant. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred the afternoon of April 16, 2014. California Highway Patrol…
  • Apr 22

    Pedestrian Accident in San Clemente Proves Fatal

    Pedestrian Accident in San Clemente Proves Fatal
    Ann Chang, 60, died from injuries suffered in a San Clemente pedestrian accident the morning of April 15, 2014. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred when Chang was crossing North El Camino Real at…
  • Apr 21

    Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Crash in Hawthorne

    Police Investigating Hit-and-Run Crash in Hawthorne
    Police are investigating a hit-and-run crash in Hawthorne that left one man dead and another critically injured the night of April 13, 2014. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, police say a car full of good Samaritans pulled over to…
Rank this Week: 106

Idaho State Police News and…

Idaho State Police News and Information Blog

Covers news releases and other items of interest. By the Idaho State Police.

http://idahostatepolice.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Idaho State Police is Hiring New Troopers Throughout Idaho

    Idaho State Police is Hiring New Troopers Throughout Idaho
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE Teresa Baker Public Information…
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
  • Apr 21

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking

    ISP Arrest Two for Trafficking
    IDAHO STATE POLICE NEWS RELEASE - generated by our News Release ListServer DO NOT REPLY --------------------------------------------------------------------------- Idaho State Police District 5 5205 South 5th Ave. Pocatello, Idaho…
Rank this Week: 108

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 22

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report

    Radio news questions Perry PREA stance in light of consultant report
    On Texas Public Radio, LBJ School instructor Michele Deitch and TDCJ guard union president Lance Lowry were interviewed yesterday on the subject of Gov. Rick Perry's declaration that Texas won't comply with new Prison Rape Elimination Act…
  • Apr 22

    Report: 'Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons'

    Report: 'Deadly Heat in Texas Prisons'
    A new report (pdf) titled "Deadly Heat in Texas Prison" from the Human Rights Clinic at the University of Texas School of Law argues that, "The Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ) is currently violating the human and constitutional…
  • Apr 22

    Innocence lauded, justice delayed, violence declining, mercy contemplated

    Innocence lauded, justice delayed, violence declining, mercy contemplated
    Here are a few odds and ends that haven't made it into individual Grits posts but deserve readers' attention:Innocence Project of Texas in the newsMy employers at the Innocence Project of Texas received some good press in the New York Times…
Rank this Week: 110

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer…

Chicago Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers Illinois civil procedure, the Illinois Wrongful Death Act, medical malpractice and medical device liability. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.chicago-personal-injury-lawyer-blawg.com
Rank this Week: 109

FDA Law Blog

FDA Law Blog

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara, P.C.

http://www.fdalawblog.net/fda_law_blog_hyman_phelps/
Rank this Week: 111

FinancialCounsel

FinancialCounsel

Features podcasts on compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounsel.typepad.com/financialcounsel/
  • Apr 22

    How prepared are you?

    How prepared are you?
    This follows the Keyhole route to the Boulder Field, then ascends the North Face of the peak. The player is entitled to know who is his King called before be declares for the vole. He is internationally renowned for the...
  • Apr 22

    怎样奖惩让业务员心服口服

    怎样奖惩让业务员心服口服
  • Apr 21

    大数据时代的到来

    大数据时代的到来
Rank this Week: 112

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 113

Individual Rights Legal News

Individual Rights Legal News

Covers civil rights, privacy, employee rights, consumer fraud, class actions, and products liability. By Rabeh M. A. Soofi.

http://individuals.soofilc.com/
  • Apr 18

    California’s Proposed New Law (AB 1710) Would Hold Retailers Liable for Data Breache

    California’s Proposed New Law (AB 1710) Would Hold Retailers Liable for Data Breache
    Two California legislators have introduced legislation that would require the strictest measures in the nation from online retailers.  Assembly Bill 1710, introduced by Assemblyman Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) and Assemblyman…
  • Apr 9

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment

    Every Kiss Begins with…. Sexual Harrassment
    Sterling Jewelers, the parent company of Kay Jewelers, and Jared the Galleria of Jewelry has been sued for massive gender discrimination and sexual harassment spanning nearly 15 years.  According to the lawsuit, male employees…
  • Apr 1

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055

    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055
    Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055The post Today’s Headlines March 26, 2014 http://t.co/gGCH1A3055 appeared first on Individual Rights Blog - SOOFI | Legal Counsel.
Rank this Week: 114

Reading Tea Leaves

Reading Tea Leaves

Covers business and legal news. By Randy Wilson.

http://rlwilsonconsulting.wordpress.com
  • Jun 4

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”

    Reading Tea Leaves Becomes “Lawyers Get Social”
    I will no longer be updating Reading Tea Leaves and soon there will be a re-direct to “LawyersGetSocial”. The purpose of the change is to reflect the change in the emphasis of what I am blogging about and also to further brand “DSD Law…
  • Jun 2

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final

    Google Buzz Settlement Finally Final Final
    This has been dragging out far longer than the time Buzz got itself in trouble long enough to be the target of class action privacy violation lawsuits.  At long last various privacy advocacy groups will receive funds along with more than $2…
  • Jun 1

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance

    CA Social Media Privacy Has Another Chance
    Last month, SB 242, the California bill on social media privacy failed to get the votes to move forward. It appears the bill has another chance next week when it could come up for reconsideration.  The San Francisco Chronicle has come out…
Rank this Week: 115

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Inequitable conduct found by DNJ renders U.S. Patents 6,397,458 and 6,808,551 unenforceable

    Inequitable conduct found by DNJ renders U.S. Patents 6,397,458 and 6,808,551 unenforceable
    The District Court of New Jersey made a finding of inequitable conduct against 3M Innovative Properties in the case Transweb v. 3M Innovative Properties, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 54919.From the decision:The Court has reviewed the record in…
  • Apr 23

    Fractured CAFC decision in Braintree v. Novel with two different dissents; case punted back to DNJ

    Fractured CAFC decision in Braintree v. Novel with two different dissents; case punted back to DNJ
    In the case of Braintree v. Novel , the dispositionwhich statesBecause we agree with Novel that the district courterred in its construction of the claim term “clinicallysignificant electrolyte shifts,” we reverse the…
  • Apr 23

    "Text laundering" fools plagiarism detection software

    "Text laundering" fools plagiarism detection software
    From How To Fool A Plagiarism Detector All a hypothetical plagiarist needs to do, to evade such software, is to make sure that no more than, say, any given three or four consecutive words are identical to their source. So they can copy and…
Rank this Week: 116

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
  • Apr 23

    Rethink Red Lion?

    Rethink Red Lion?
    Ron Collins: More than a quarter-century ago, Professor Laurence Tribe declared: “The first amendment’s sweeping guarantees have been most compromised in the realm of the most modern medium: electronic broadcasting.”…
  • Apr 23

    Shorter Supreme Court in Child Pornography Case: Congress, Please Override U

    Shorter Supreme Court in Child Pornography Case: Congress, Please Override U
    Today the Supreme Court decided a statutory interpretation case, Paroline v. U.S. with no easy answer, an unusual cross-ideological divide among the Justices, an interpretation offered by the majority which Adam Liptak rightfully describes as…
  • Apr 23

    “Hardening Partisanship in State Legislatures”

    “Hardening Partisanship in State Legislatures”
    FairVote blog. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 117

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Apr 23

    One Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on South Presa Street in San Antonio, Texa

    One Injured in Hit-and-Run Accident on South Presa Street in San Antonio, Texa
    SAN ANTONIO, TX — A serious accident left one person hurt in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday, March 29th, 2014, according to the news article from My San Antonio. Investigators have reason to believe one person was hurt when the bike he…
  • Apr 23

    One Injured in Ambulance Accident on Wesley Street in Greenville, Texa

    One Injured in Ambulance Accident on Wesley Street in Greenville, Texa
    GREENVILLE, TX — A two-vehicle accident involving an ambulance sent one driver to the hospital in Greenville, Texas on Thursday, April 10th, 2014, according to a news article from News 12 KXII. Police currently have reason to believe…
  • Apr 23

    Two Injured in Auto Accident on Deer Valley Road in Antioch, CA

    Two Injured in Auto Accident on Deer Valley Road in Antioch, CA
    Antioch, CA — A collision between a truck and a minivan sent two people to the hospital on Tuesday. The accident occurred in Antioch, California, on Deer Valley Road, north of Empire Mine Road. Authorities haven’t said what caused…
Rank this Week: 120

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
  • Apr 23

    Hope, At Last, for Some Federal Prisoner

    Hope, At Last, for Some Federal Prisoner
    Here's some truth for you: many federal prisoners would receive substantially shorter sentences for the exact same crime if they were sentenced today under the current law. Many would have already served their time and paid their debt to…
  • Apr 23

    Marriage Matters to U

    Marriage Matters to U
    Ten years ago in March, Lisa and I were first in line when Multnomah County issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples. We married immediately in our church, with our ministers, blessed with the presence of friends. Ten years ago in…
  • Apr 23

    Gov. Brewer, Heed Your Own Advice

    Gov. Brewer, Heed Your Own Advice
    This piece originally appeared as an OpEd in the Arizona Republic. Several weeks ago, when Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed the anti-gay Senate Bill 1062, she urged us to "turn the ugliness of the debate...into a renewed search for greater respect and…
Rank this Week: 118

Bulletins from Aloha

Bulletins from Aloha

Covers the Oregon State Bar and lawyering in Oregon.

http://www.bulletinsfromaloha.org/
  • Apr 23

    DEAR SENATOR WYDEN

    DEAR SENATOR WYDEN
    YES, I AM LISTENING TO YOU,   But Are You Listening to Me?   I don’t think so. Yesterday, my Senator Ron Wyden wrote to me in one of those e-mails that ends with a contribution request.     Not long ago I attended…
  • Apr 9

    PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE OF WAR

    PUT WOMEN IN CHARGE OF WAR
    WOMEN AND WAR   Let Us Put Women In Charge of  War   My friend was not able to go on a skiing vacation with us this year because of disabilities caused by his year in the Vietnam War.  My service escaped those…
  • Feb 5

    THE KNOWN BIGOT

    THE KNOWN BIGOT
    THE BIGOT I KNOW     HE IS not CLOSE TO ME, OR IS HE?  LET ME INTRODUCE MY business ACQUAINTANCE,  mr. ED harnden, A DOWNTOWN LAWYER.   ONE DAY, DOWNTOWN,   I ASKED MY MOTHER….’WHY DO PEOPLE HATE…
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize

    Rohit De Receives L&SA's Dissertation Prize
    Rohit De, Department of History, Princeton University, is a co-recipient of the Law and Society Association’s Dissertation Prize, for "The Republic of Writs: Litigious Citizens, Constitutional Law, and Everyday Life in India…
  • Apr 22

    Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award

    Parrillo Receives L&SA's Hurst Award
    Former Guest Blogger Nick Parrillo, Yale Law School, has received the J. Willard Hurst Award of the Law and Society Association for his book Against the Profit Motive: The Salary Revolution in American Government, 1780-1940 (Yale University…
  • Apr 22

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"

    CFP: "Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters"
    Via JOTWELL (which regularly alerts us to terrific legal history scholarship) we have the following call for proposals:Legal Scholarship We Like, and Why it Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014  JOTWELL, the…
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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/
  • Apr 22

    LWI Biennial Conference--Early Bird Deadline Approaching!

    LWI Biennial Conference--Early Bird Deadline Approaching!
    Attention early birds! Don't forget the registration fee for the LWI Biennial Conference in Philadelphia goes up on May 1. Check out the LWI website for program, registration, and hotel information. (kem)
  • Apr 18

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule

    Global Legal Skills Conference Program Schedule
    The ninth Global Legal Skills Conference will be held May 21-23, 2014 at the University of Verona Faculty of Law in Verona, Italy. More than 140 participants are expected from around the world. Here is a link to the draft...
  • Apr 17

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?

    Shall we eliminate "shall"?
    Lawyers are often told that the word shall is prescriptive, meaning that something is required. But as NKU Chase Professor Phillip Sparks pointed out in a recent Kentucky Bench and Bar column, shall can actually have several meanings and…
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Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

http://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
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Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

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

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
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NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
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My Panama Lawyer

My Panama Lawyer

Discusses issues of interest to foreigners relocating to or investing in Panama.

http://mypanamalawyer.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Tax Havens: Myths vs. Fact

    Tax Havens: Myths vs. Fact
    The Center for Freedom and Prosperity Foundation has produced videos showing the economic and moral benefits of so-called tax havens. This final video in the three-part series addresses some of the most common myths put forth by politicians…
  • Mar 3

    Panama’s agriculture sector modernises and looks abroad

    Panama’s agriculture sector modernises and looks abroad
    Thanks to infrastructure modernisation projects and the ratification of numerous trade deals in recent years, the agriculture sector in Panama is poised for growth. Free trade agreements (FTAs) with the US and several Central and South…
  • Feb 3

    Panama's maturing tourism industry

    Panama's maturing tourism industry
    Thanks to strong governmental support, investment and a wealth of natural resources, Panama’s tourism sector has developed rapidly over the past decade. Expansion is expected to continue, with the industry seen as an integral part of…
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Copyright Litigation Blog

Copyright Litigation Blog

Review of copyright law, copyright litigation, art litigation and relevant current events. Discussions of recent case law and federal rules of civil procedure. By Ray Dowd.

http://copyrightlitigation.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25

    High Profile Securities Law Decisions - Chief Judge Preska and Free CLE at K&L Gates 4/25
    The Securities Law and Federal Litigation Sections, along with the Southern District of New York Chapter of the Federal Bar Association presentRecent High Profile Securities Law DecisionsRegisterSpeakers:Hon. Loretta A. PreskaChief Judge,…
  • Apr 8

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!

    How Powerful Are Women In The Law? Join Us And Find Out!
    Women in the Law: Power and Progress July 2014 Conference - Washington DC by Ray Dowd Join us on July 11 and find out! More information at www.fedbar.orgwww.dunnington.com Copyright law, fine art and navigating the courts. All…
  • Feb 19

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25

    German Prosecutors To Be Honored at SDNY For Counterterrorism - Join Us February 25
       U.S FEDERAL BAR TO PRESENT HISTORIC AWARDS TO EUROPEAN COLLEAGUES For the first time in its nearly one hundred year history, the US Federal Bar Association will be presenting an award for professional excellence to two…
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The Future of Children

The Future of Children

Covers juvenile justice and public policy. A Collaboration of The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University and The Brookings Institution.

http://blogs.princeton.edu/futureofchildren/
  • Apr 7

    Higher Autism Rates: What Can Be done?

    Higher Autism Rates: What Can Be done?
    The newest data on Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) offer an alarming picture of childhood disability in America. Approximately 1 in 68 children who were 8 years old in the 11...
  • Mar 25

    Examining For-Profit College

    Examining For-Profit College
    My graduate school curriculum, in clinical social work, consistently emphasized "self-awareness," or being conscious of one's feelings, beliefs, biases, and overall state of being. I suppose a benefit of this training is that I've…
  • Feb 28

    Who Needs Fathers?

    Who Needs Fathers?
    With many children being raised by single mothers today, are fathers becoming dispensable or non-essential? Is child rearing more about the quality of parenting than who provides it? Not necessarily. In a systematic review of published…
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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 23

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management
    Nathaniel Bronstein has posted Police Management and Quotas: Governance in the CompStat Era (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 48 (2015, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police department activity quotas are…
  • Apr 23

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States (William & Mary Law…
  • Apr 23

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard
    Justice Scalia delivered the opinion for the Court in White v. Woodall. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined.
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Day on Torts

Day on Torts

Covers issues relating to tort law, regulations, and trials. By John A. Day.

http://www.dayontorts.com/
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California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

Covers California securities law, corporate governance, mergers & acquisitions and securities litigation. By Keith Paul Bishop.

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
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International Association of…

International Association of Franchisees and Dealers Blog

Covers franchise law issues.

http://www.franchise-info.ca/
  • Apr 23

    Do You Know the One Key to Successful Sales? - Operation

    Do You Know the One Key to Successful Sales? - Operation
    Here is what my friend, John Lindsey, Sales Trainer says about sales success. I have witnessed, over the past thirty years, that the determination to persevere is often the difference between failure and success. I have also discovered that…
  • Apr 23

    Why You Cannot Get Your Franchise Leads on the Phone & What to Do About It - Operation

    Why You Cannot Get Your Franchise Leads on the Phone & What to Do About It - Operation
    The Franchise sales process has changed since I began over 20 years ago. Back when I started out, people interested in franchises used the telephone to inquire and request information. Because they saw our ads in the Wall Street Journal...
  • Apr 22

    Arby's Announces 38 in Colorado - Restaurant Funding Group

    Arby's Announces 38 in Colorado - Restaurant Funding Group
    In addition, Arby's largest franchisee, United States Beef Corporation, has signed a development agreement to open 38 new Arby's restaurants in the Colorado market over the next seven years. U.S. Beef Corporation, a franchisee with the Arby's…
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Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Apr 22

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law

    2014 Winners of Peeps in the Law
    Just when you thought The Law couldn’t get any weirder: Peeps in the Law From that webpage you can also link to previous Peeps in the Law galleries: Peeps in Law 2013 The Dark Peep Rises: 2012 Peeps in Law … Continue reading…
  • Apr 22

    Who Makes Model Laws?

    Who Makes Model Laws?
    Thinking beyond the Uniform Law Commission, the American Law Institute, and the American Bar Association:  Who Makes Model Laws? “You’ve heard of the Uniform Commercial Code and the Model Penal Code, but how much do you know…
  • Apr 18

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?

    Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
    See Robert Ambrogi’s LawSites: Which Legal Sites Did Heartbleed Affect?
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Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
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