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US Immigration Law Blog

US Immigration Law Blog

Covers immigration news. By Ashwin Sharma.

http://ashwinsharma.com
Rank this Week: 816

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Nov 22

    Honduras: A Dead Beauty Queen and Another Murder in "Paradise"

    Honduras: A Dead Beauty Queen and Another Murder in "Paradise"
    Roatan, Honduras came onto my radar this year when several tourists contacted us after being robbed or sexually assaulted at gunpoint during cruise stopovers. Later we were the first to report on a Norwegian Cruise Line crew member who was…
  • Nov 22

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney

    Child Porn Pervert Arrested, About to Cruise with Disney
    A Fort Myers, Florida news station reports that the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) arrested a man after finding child porn in his home. NBC 2 reports that FDLE agents arrested that Bryan Ludlam, age 42, a father of three young…
  • Nov 20

    Should the Bahamas Be Permitted to Register Cruise Ships?

    Should the Bahamas Be Permitted to Register Cruise Ships?
    Three Shot In Just 12 Hours reads the headlines in the Tribune newspapers today. Other articles in the local newspapers in Nassau include Tourist: I was Victim of Sex Attack by Jet Ski Operators. The U.S. Embassy in Nassau has issued a…
Rank this Week: 136

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 22

    International Ombudsman Association Offers Scholarship to Aspiring Ombuds for 2015 Conference

    International Ombudsman Association Offers Scholarship to Aspiring Ombuds for 2015 Conference
    The IOA International Committee announces the availability of financial support to sponsor members or prospective members living outside of the United States and Canada to attend the upcoming IOA 10th Annual Conference taking place April…
  • Nov 21

    Call for Proposals: FCO/ACCUO 2015 Conference

    Call for Proposals: FCO/ACCUO 2015 Conference
    The Forum of Canadian Ombudsman and the Association of Canadian College and University Ombudspersons are inviting proposals you to beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia for the joint FCO/ACCUO biennial Conference from May 10-13 2015. …
  • Nov 21

    Update: University of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matter

    Update: University of Oregon Approves Confidentiality of Ombuds in Title IX Matter
    Last week, the University of Oregon decided that there was no legal requirement that the Ombuds Office be identified as a “responsible person or authority” under Title IX, or as a “campus security authority” under the…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Nov 22

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!

    Advanced Training: Get More Collaborative Cases!
    Are you an attorney, mental health professional, financial professional, or mediator who wants to build a profitable and satisfying collaborative practice?  Do you want more collaborative cases? Next Generation Divorce has a…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
  • Nov 15

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation

    Podcast: Comparing Collaborative Divorce and Mediation
    I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Garin Vick in Tampa, Florida, where we recorded an interview for his podcast show, Divorce without Destruction.  We discussed the similarities and differences between collaborative…
Rank this Week: 845

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/
  • Nov 22

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award

    Mark Wojcik is selected for AALS section award
    John Marshall's Mark Wojcik has been selected by the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research as the Section Award Winner. The award is based on "service, scholarship, and legal writing program design or other activity…
  • Nov 20

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference

    Applied Legal Storytelling Conference
    The Applied Legal Storytelling Conference will be held July 21-23, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. The 2015 Conference is co-sponsored by the Legal Writing Institute, the Clinical Legal Education Association, and Seattle University School of…
  • Nov 20

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre

    Librarians of the Law Library of Congre
    One of the most overlooked resources in a library is the professional library staff. The Law Library of Congress--the largest law library in the world--is no exception. Pictured here with me (I'm the guy on the left) are some of...
Rank this Week: 144

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 437

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
  • Nov 22

    Telephone Calls from the IRS

    Telephone Calls from the IRS
    In the last week, I have received two messages on my answering machine at home purporting to be from the IRS, advising me that I owe taxes and if I don’t call them back I may be arrested. I’ve also gotten calls from other people…
  • Nov 14

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld

    Waiver of Florida Spousal Homestead Rights by Deed Upheld
    Summary: A recent Florida appellate decision finds that the joinder of a spouse on a deed of homestead property to a trust constitutes a valid waiver of homestead rights, even though the deed contains no waiver language. FACTS: Jerome and…
  • Nov 13

    Laches as a Limit on the Duty of a Trustee to Account

    Laches as a Limit on the Duty of a Trustee to Account
    Doris Corya was a trustee (or co-trustee) of four trusts that failed to provide fiduciary accountings to a beneficiary otherwise entitled to receive accountings under Florida law. The failure to account went back many years – the oldest…
Rank this Week: 512

Compliance Building

Compliance Building

Covers compliance and business ethics. By Doug Cornelius.

http://www.compliancebuilding.com
  • Nov 22

    Weekend Reading: War of the Whale

    Weekend Reading: War of the Whale
    Dozens of beaked whales beach themselves in the Bahamas. This leads to a legal battle against the U.S. Navy. Joshua Horwitz details the story, scientists, the legal battle, and the science in  War of the Whales. It’s an uphill…
  • Nov 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for November 21

    Compliance Bricks and Mortar for November 21
    Commissioner: ‘Millionaires can fend for themselves’ by Mark Schoeff Jr. in Investment News “This obsession with ‘protecting’ millionaires — potentially at the cost of hindering the wildly successful and…
  • Nov 20

    Anti-Money Laundering Regulations are Coming for Private Fund

    Anti-Money Laundering Regulations are Coming for Private Fund
    Investment advisers and private funds have largely not been under the strict regulatory requirements under Bank Secrecy Act. The rationale is that the custody requirements impose a custody account and the custodian is subject to those rules.…
Rank this Week: 410

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Nov 22

    I Mean, Why Can’t Corporations Be Artists?

    I Mean, Why Can’t Corporations Be Artists?
    Here’s an interesting conundrum. If a major petroleum corporation is alleged to “steal” an idea from a visual artist, the artistic community tends to side with the artist. But if it’s one artist “stealing”…
  • Nov 22

    Are ‘Volunteers’ Protected From Employment Discrimination?

    Are ‘Volunteers’ Protected From Employment Discrimination?
    According to the Sixth Circuit, not as far as Title VII is concerned. So, can an organization decide to terminate a volunteer’s affiliation with it because of the volunteer’s religion? The answer, according to a recent panel of…
  • Nov 19

    Must See: Sturtevant

    Must See: Sturtevant
    If you’re in or happen to find yourself in NYC, you MUST go see the Sturtevant exhibition, Sturtevant: Double Trouble, currently up at MoMA. This is a quick post, and I’m writing a bit on her practice as we speak, but for now…
Rank this Week: 249

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Nov 22

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement

    The Inseparability of Policy Considerations and Resource Considerations in Federal Immigration and Marijuana Enforcement
    by Michael DorfI begin by establishing my disinterested bona fides with respect to the dispute about whether the president has authority to defer deportation of, and other enforcement measures against, undocumented immigrants in certain…
  • Nov 21

    A Farewell to Basketball

    A Farewell to Basketball
    by Michael DorfMy retirement from my favorite sport looked nothing like Derek Jeter's retirement from his. There were no standing ovations, no sneaker ads, no ESPN encomia. That's fair enough. If not quite the second coming of Babe Ruth that…
  • Nov 20

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There

    Medicare For All: The Steps Between Here and There
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, "Disdainful Economists, Hubristic Jurists, and Fanatical Republicans: A Recipe for Single-Payer Health Care?" I try to figure out what the "end game" is for the great debate over the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 231

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Nov 22

    Public Service Announcement in China

    Public Service Announcement in China
    A shampoo ad doubles as a public service announcement against divorce in China--see it here. MR
  • Nov 21

    Billion Dollar Divorce

    Billion Dollar Divorce
    From CBS News: It's the kind of money that most Americans can't comprehend, but for one ex-wife it's an injustice. Sue Ann Hamm, the ex-wife of Oklahoma oil tycoon Harold Hamm, plans to appeal a divorce settlement that awarded her...
  • Nov 20

    Divorce in Iran

    Divorce in Iran
    From Reuters: Weddings in Iran have long been an over-the-top affair with families spending thousands of dollars to celebrate a union. But now some couples are splurging on an entirely different sort of nuptial celebration: a divorce party.…
Rank this Week: 132

The Poblete DC Dispatches

The Poblete DC Dispatches

Features updates on regulatory and public policy matters in Washington, DC in national security, trade, and international law.

http://jasonpoblete.com/
  • Nov 22

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed

    Encryption Export Controls, More to Come, and Likely Needed
    It had been a while since I had seen a administrative fine imposed on a U.S. company for the unlawful of export of encryption technology. According to the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security press release posted…
  • Nov 20

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi

    The Staging of Constitutional Crisi
    I find it somewhat amusing, and at some level disconcerting, that the President took to, of all things … Facebook … to announce that he is about to force a political conflict with a majority of the American people over…
  • Nov 19

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool

    Two-State Solution, A Cruel Diplomatic Tool
    Three Americans were killed by radical Islamists yesterday. The media coverage and official U.S. responses, frankly, has been the equivalent of political tumbleweed. The synagogue attack by axe-wielding Palestinian terrorists, cheered by…
Rank this Week: 687

North Carolina Estate Planning…

North Carolina Estate Planning Blog

Covers legal issues relating to wealth transfer, asset preservation, probate, and taxation. By Greg Herman-Giddens of Trust Counsel, P.A.

http://www.ncestateplanningblog.com/
  • Nov 22

    Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement

    Estate Planning for Healthcare Costs in Retirement
    AARP has released a study that estimates caregiving costs for families in the United States will total more than $520 billion annually. This estimate reflects the time and resources devoted by families and not skilled workers; the skilled…
  • Nov 19

    Estate Planning and Tax Refunds for Art

    Estate Planning and Tax Refunds for Art
      Art collections require specialized estate and tax planning. Without proper planning, a collection acquired over a lifetime could translate into tax debt for surviving heirs or become lost to creditor claims. A recent court case…
  • Nov 17

    Estate Planning for Collectibles: Wine, Art, Cars & More

    Estate Planning for Collectibles: Wine, Art, Cars & More
    Estate plans are not only vehicles for passing cash, investments and real property along to named beneficiaries, these tools can also transfer more complex assets. How does one pass on a wine collection, valuable artwork, antique cars, or…
Rank this Week: 599

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    The Good Law Hackathon: 22 November 2014, London: Links and resource

    The Good Law Hackathon: 22 November 2014, London: Links and resource
    The Good Law Hackathon is being held 22 November 2014 at the UK Ministry of Justice in London. I think John Sheridan of The National Archives is organizing the event. The event appears to be associated with the UK Government’s ……
  • Nov 17

    Land Matrix: Data and Visualizations Concerning Large Real Property Transaction

    Land Matrix: Data and Visualizations Concerning Large Real Property Transaction
    Land Matrix is a free and open database of large land transaction data, with visualization tools. Land Matrix is operated by a group of organizations including International Land Coalition and GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies…
  • Nov 17

    Ceci: The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgement

    Ceci: The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgement
    Marcello Ceci of University College Cork has published The Role of Argumentation Theory in the Logics of Judgements, in Michał Araszkiewic et al. (Eds.), Problems of Normativity, Rules and Rule-Following (Springer 2015). Click here to…
Rank this Week: 69

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Nov 21

    Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation

    Program on Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation
    The American University Washington College of Law Program on Information Justice and Intellectual Property is hosting a program entitled "The Role of Patents in Pharmaceutical Innovation: Lessons to Be Learned" from 4:30 to 6:00 pm (Eastern)…
  • Nov 20

    Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    Versata Software, Inc. v. Callidus Software, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Andrew Williams -- The Federal Circuit made it clear earlier today that district courts should freely grant stays in view of Covered Business Method ("CBM") patent reviews instituted by the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("PTAB"). In…
  • Nov 19

    USPTO News Brief

    USPTO News Brief
    By Donald Zuhn -- Prioritized Examination Interim Rule Adopted As Final Last March, we reported on an interim rule implemented by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office that expanded the time periods for meeting certain requirements for filing…
Rank this Week: 65

Global Philanthropy

Global Philanthropy

Covers legal and ethical issues for Canadian charities. By Mark Blumberg.

http://www.globalphilanthropy.ca/blog/
Rank this Week: 292

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, P.C.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 992

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Ohio DUI/OVI Blog

Covers news and information related to criminal law and life. By Charles M. Rowland II.

http://www.daytondui.com/blog/
  • Nov 21

    Vandalia OVI Checkpoint (Nov. 21, 2014)

    Vandalia OVI Checkpoint (Nov. 21, 2014)
    There will be a Vandalia OVI checkpoint tonight (Nov. 21st, 2014) along US 40 (east of airport access exit) 8pm – midnight.  Stay safe and designate a sober driver. If you need the assistance of an attorney, contact us at (937)…
  • Nov 21

    OVI Law: Elimination of Alcohol By Oxidation

    OVI Law: Elimination of Alcohol By Oxidation
    OVI law requires an understanding of how alcohol enters, affects and exits the body.  Here is a brief overview of the elimination process. Alcohol exits the human body by being oxidized by a number of very important enzymes.…
  • Nov 20

    Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Camera

    Ohio Senate Votes To Ban Traffic Camera
    As many regular readers of this blog already know, I have made it my mission to speak out against traffic cameras and speed cameras since their introduction.  I consider them to be corrupt and corrupting.  They are the worst example…
Rank this Week: 911

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Wonton Foods Sprouts Sicken Dozens with Salmonella

    Wonton Foods Sprouts Sicken Dozens with Salmonella
     Bean sprouts from Wonton Food Inc. in  New York have sickened 68 people in 10 states with Salmonella posioning. Eleven people have been hospitalized. State health departments working with the Centers for Disease Control and…
  • Nov 20

    Listeria Death Lawsuits Seek Damage

    Listeria Death Lawsuits Seek Damage
     Listeria outbreaks have caused at least four deaths this year in U.S. food poisoning cases reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The confirmed Listeria deaths were traced on two occasions to Mexican-style…
  • Nov 12

    Deadly Listeria Outbreak in Illinois Prompts Closure of Sprouts Maker Wholesome Soy

    Deadly Listeria Outbreak in Illinois Prompts Closure of Sprouts Maker Wholesome Soy
    In the wake of two people dying this summer from Listeria food poisoning linked to mung bean sprouts from Wholesome Soy Products Inc. of Chicago, the company has informed federal agencies that it will shut down. The deadly outbreak this…
Rank this Week: 511

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
  • Nov 20

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action

    Legal Authority for President Obama's Immigration Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Office of Legal Counsel yesterday released an opinion on the President's legal authority for his immigration plan, which he'll announce shortly. Here's the summary, in three points: The…
  • Nov 20

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth

    Daily Read: Weatherby on First Amendment Rights of Trans* Youth
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law November 20, as President Obama acknowledged again this year, is "Transgender Day of Remembrance." While the commemoration often focuses on violence against…
Rank this Week: 84

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Hawaiioceanlaw.com

Covers maritime laws and concerns in Hawaii and Oceania. By Mark M. Murakami.

http://www.hawaiioceanlaw.com/hawaiioceanlaw/
  • Nov 21

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014

    Hawaii Real Estate Litigation Update - 2014
    So, just in case you were wondering what new and important cases were issued by the Hawaii courts this year, you are in luck if you are a member of the Hawaii State Bar Association's Real Property and Financial Services...
  • Oct 2

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?

    Viral Outbreak in Hawaii - What Can the Government Do?
    Ebola Victim in Hawaii? Thankfully, it appears not, but the potential for an infectious or viral outbreak prompted this disaster-law wonk to crack open my copy of the Hawaii Revised Statutes and see what the government can actually do in...
  • Sep 30

    Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claim

    Fifth Circuit: No Punitive Damages for Unseaworthiness Claim
    The Fifth Circuit, sitting en banc, held that punitive damages were NOT available for unseaworthiness claims. The case is Haleigh Janee McBride v. Estis Well Serv. and the original opinion can be found here. In a lengthy opinion, with…
Rank this Week: 839

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Updates in Michigan Family Law

Covers adoption, annulment, child abuse, child custody and support, cohabitation, property division, domestic violence, divorce and separation. By Jeanne Hannah.

http://jeannehannah.typepad.com/blog_jeanne_hannah_traver/
  • Nov 21

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return

    Authority of State Court to Order a Spouse to Sign Joint Amended Tax Return
    In Butler v Simmons-Butler, the Michigan Court of Appeals considered the issue whether a trial court has the authority to order a party to sign amended joint federal tax returns for prior years. The defendant appealed that order arguing that…
  • Nov 20

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody

    Unsubstantiated CPS Reports of Abuse Result in Loss of Custody
    Family lawyers are seeing a lot of custody cases these days in which allegations of abuse result in an investigation by Child Protection Services (CPS) workers. When a parent reports alleged abuse to CPS, that agency must investigate. If…
  • Nov 19

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary

    EDRO Dividing State of Michigan Teacher Pension | Caution for Unwary
    When the parties divorced, their judgment awarded each party fifty percent of the marital portion of the other party’s pension. Husband retired and elected to receive his portion of his ex-wife's school pension. She then learned that her…
Rank this Week: 255

this WEEK in LAW

this WEEK in LAW

Denise Howell and guests discuss technology law. From the TWiT netcast network.

http://twit.tv/twil
  • Nov 21

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service

    TWiL 283: The J. Edgar Hoover Taxi Service
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Uber's recent troubles, Net Neutrality and Ayn Rand, copyrights... in spaaaaaaace! And more! Guests: Venkat Balasubramani and Melissa Sachs Download or subscribe to this show at twit.tv/twil. We invite you to…
  • Nov 14

    TWiL 282: Farts and Art

    TWiL 282: Farts and Art
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Revenue streams for musicians, President Obama weighs in on net neutrality, holiday shopping tips from economist Joel Waldfogel and more! Guests: Suzanne Jackiw, Kristin Thomson and Joel Waldfogel Photo credit:…
  • Oct 31

    TWiL 281: The Haunted Hello Kitty Room

    TWiL 281: The Haunted Hello Kitty Room
    Hosts: Denise Howell. Cleavage on Google Street View, Facebook Rooms app may not be anonymous, is Uber responsible for driver's actions? And more! Guests: Halley Suitt Tucker and Franklin Graves Download or subscribe to this show at…
Rank this Week: 298

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Yale Law Library - Rare Books Blog

Covers historical and rare law books.

http://library.law.yale.edu/blogs/rare-books
  • Nov 21

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America
    New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular culture, and murder trials involving women, as…
  • Nov 17

    Videos from "A Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition"

    Videos from "A Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition"
    The “Celebration of the Anthony Taussig Acquisition” symposium on October 3 was a tremendous success. Thanks to all who attended and who helped organize the event. Those who could not attend can view video recordings of the…
  • Oct 21

    Ann Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone

    Ann Laeuchli's Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library is at the same time delighted to report the publication of Ann Jordan Laeuchli’s Bibliographical Catalog of William Blackstone (Buffalo, NY: Published for Yale Law Library by William S. Hein & Co.,…
Rank this Week: 859

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Yale Law Library - News and Events

Covers library acquisitions, book talks, and administrative news.

http://library.law.yale.edu/news
  • Nov 21

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America

    New exhibit: Murder and Women in 19th-Century America
    New Yale Law Library exhibit… Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular culture, and murder trials involving women, as…
  • Nov 21

    Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research

    Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research
    Lillian Goldman Law Library Research Skills Series Keeping It Together: Organizational Tools to Manage Your Research And Citations Join Reference Librarian Jordan Jefferson to learn what tools are available, how they work, and which ones best…
  • Nov 18

    Library Tip: Librarian's Knowledge Base

    Library Tip: Librarian's Knowledge Base
    The Yale Law Librarian’s Knowledge Base is a collection of articles, blog posts, tutorials, research guides and more that students can use to find information and research assistance on the law library website.
Rank this Week: 946

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!

    ALL HAIL THE NATIONAL WATERMELON QUEEN!
    Brandi Harrison, the 2014 National Watermelon Queen @ Homestead-Miami Speedway Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Nov 21

    TASTING THE MODERN

    TASTING THE MODERN
    Caviar and egg Figs, beets & pears Foie gras & cranberry tart Pasta with white truffle Branzino steamed in spinach, matsutake mushrooms Kobe Beef glazed in bone marrow Sorbet Chocolate
  • Nov 21

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN

    EMPTY FARMHOUSE KITCHEN
    Went to Gary Rack's Farmhouse Kitchen @ Boca Raton Food was just ok.
Rank this Week: 15

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Canadian Privacy Law Blog

Covers developments in privacy law. By David T.S. Fraser.

http://blog.privacylawyer.ca/
  • Nov 21

    Newfoundland Supreme Court considers privacy class action, clears first hurdle to certification

    Newfoundland Supreme Court considers privacy class action, clears first hurdle to certification
    The Supreme Court of Newfoundland and Labrador this week considerd the first part of a bifurcated application to certify a class action in Hynes v. Western Regional Integrated Health Authority, 2014 NLTD(G) 137. The cases arose from…
  • Nov 19

    Alberta introduces amendments to privacy law to render it constitutional, falls short

    Alberta introduces amendments to privacy law to render it constitutional, falls short
    On 18 November 2014, the government of Alberta introduced Bill 3: Personal Information Protection Amendment Act, 2014 to address the shortcomings in the law that rendered it unconstitutional according to the Supreme Court of Canada in the…
  • Nov 19

    #‎YouKnowHerName‬: Declare amnesty on breaking ban

    #‎YouKnowHerName‬: Declare amnesty on breaking ban
    I wrote this as an opinion for the Halifax Chronicle Herald, where it was printed on 19 November 2014: The story of the past week has been the publication ban in the “high profile child pornography case” (Google it), when it…
Rank this Week: 579

UB Law Library Blog

UB Law Library Blog

Features news from the UB Law Library.

http://libweb.lib.buffalo.edu/blog/law
  • Nov 21

    Law Library back to business on Sat. 11/22/2014

    Law Library back to business on Sat. 11/22/2014
    The Law Library will resume regular hours on Saturday, 11/22/2014.
  • Nov 20

    Law Library closed 11/21/2014

    Law Library closed 11/21/2014
    The Law Library will be closed again on Friday, November 21, due to weather conditions and the cancellation of all University classes and activities.  
  • Nov 20

    Law Library closed 11/20/2014

    Law Library closed 11/20/2014
    The Law Library, along with the University, the Law School, and all University Libraries, is closed on Thursday, 11/20/2014, due to inclement weather. Emergency alerts from the University related to campus closings are available…
Rank this Week: 689

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 19

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice
    I do not think much of Julien Blanc. That much has made its rounds on the internets due to a letter I wrote. I did not release that letter to the public, so I do not want to link to it. Despite having a very negative opinion of Blanc, I was…
Rank this Week: 179

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

http://www.injuryblawg.com
Rank this Week: 473

Pink Tape

Pink Tape

Covers family law the the family justice system in the United Kingdom.

http://pinktape.co.uk
  • Nov 21

    Thin Gravy

    Thin Gravy
    The latest installment of a case in which I have been involved is out. You may know it as Q v Q (although it isn’t). The judgment can be found here : C (A Child) (No 2) [2014] EWFC 44 (21 November 2014). As it is a case…
  • Nov 17

    Take me to your Leadership Board

    Take me to your Leadership Board
    Last week the Adoption Leadership Board published a “Myth Busting Guide” aimed at dispelling misconceptions of what Re B and Re B-S tell us about the correct approach to adoption. “The law hasn’t changed!”…
  • Nov 12

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’

    No search results found for your query ‘indirect contact’
    This blog post is a guest post by Sarah Phillimore. In past few years I have had a number of cases in child arrangements disputes where only indirect contact is ordered at the conclusion. I sometimes represented fathers, sometimes mothers but…
Rank this Week: 999

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

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

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 129

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/
  • Nov 21

    Summary of November 19, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of November 19, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, November 19, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
  • Nov 19

    Aiding and abetting murder opinion filing tomorrow

    Aiding and abetting murder opinion filing tomorrow
    Tomorrow morning, the Supreme Court will file its opinion in People v. Smith, which will decide whether the defendant was properly convicted of murder under the natural and probable consequences theory of aiding and abetting. The court asked…
  • Nov 18

    Summary of November 12, 2014 conference report for civil case

    Summary of November 12, 2014 conference report for civil case
    The following is our summary of the Supreme Court’s actions on petitions for review in civil cases from the Court’s conference on Wednesday, November 12, 2014. The summary includes those civil cases in which (1) review has been…
Rank this Week: 895

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    2014 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization

    2014 Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organization
    Erin and I attended the 18th Annual Western Conference on Tax-Exempt Organizations (WCTEO) co-sponsored by Loyola Law School and the UCLA School of Law, Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy on November 20 and 21. Here are…
  • Nov 21

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – November 21, 2014

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – November 21, 2014
    The highlight of my past week was speaking at and attending the Independent Sector Annual Conference. Have a listen to Miri Ben-Ari‘s Symphony of Brotherhood while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week (Independent…
  • Nov 17

    UBIT – Issues for Shared Space

    UBIT – Issues for Shared Space
      I will be speaking this week for The Nonprofit Centers Network on unrelated business income tax (“UBIT”) related issues faced by nonprofits providing shared space with other individuals or entities.  As we’ve…
Rank this Week: 416

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Nov 21

    Changes in the Right-to-Die Debate

    Changes in the Right-to-Die Debate
    The right-to-die debate may soon be at the forefront of state ballots in light of the recent physician-assisted suicide of a young woman. She was just 29 years old, but her terminal illness prompted her to end her own life. In January 2014,…
  • Nov 20

    Disturbing Implications of No-Knock Raids by Police

    Disturbing Implications of No-Knock Raids by Police
    The Fourth Amendment was founded on the premise that citizens have an inherent right against unreasonable search and seizures as well as an expectation of privacy. The police are required to obtain a warrant before entering a private home.…
  • Nov 19

    Florida School Fakes Shooting as a Drill – Why This Is a Terrible Idea

    Florida School Fakes Shooting as a Drill – Why This Is a Terrible Idea
    This "active shooter" drill took place at Jewett Middle Academy in Winter Haven, Florida. On November 13, the school principal announced the school was going into lockdown. Police burst into classrooms with guns drawn, including an AR-15…
Rank this Week: 555

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Nov 21

    Associate Bonus Watch: Yet Another Firm Matches Simpson

    Associate Bonus Watch: Yet Another Firm Matches Simpson
    Biglaw firms are falling all over themselves to hand out money today.
  • Nov 21

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 11.21.14
    * A breakdown of Thomas M. Cooley’s bar passage rate. It’s… about as depressing as you’d expect. [Third Tier Reality] * Rapper being prosecuted on the argument that he benefitted from gang activity because the…
  • Nov 21

    50 Ways To Leave Your Biglaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)

    50 Ways To Leave Your Biglaw Firm (And Keep Your Bonus)
    If you are looking to move in the beginning of January, your finger should be pressing the call app in your phone.
Rank this Week: 4

InfoBytes Blog

InfoBytes Blog

Monitors and reports on news, legal developments and legislative actions affecting the financial services industry. By Buckley Sandler LLP.

http://www.infobytesblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Servicing Rule

    CFPB Proposes Amendments to Mortgage Servicing Rule
    On November 20, the CFPB announced the issuance of a proposed rule to amend RESPA (Reg. X) and TILA (Reg.Z). The proposed rule changes primarily focus on clarifying, revising or amending (i) Regulation X’s servicing provisions regarding…
  • Nov 21

    CFPB Issues Guidance to Help Lenders Avoid Fair Lending Risk

    CFPB Issues Guidance to Help Lenders Avoid Fair Lending Risk
    On November 19, the CFPB issued a press release highlighting the publication of its compliance bulletin, “Social Security Disability Income Verification.” The compliance bulletin reminds lenders that requiring consumers receiving…
  • Nov 21

    DOJ Announces Arrests and Charges Against Debt Collection Company

    DOJ Announces Arrests and Charges Against Debt Collection Company
    On November 19, the DOJ issued a press release announcing charges against six employees of a Georgia-based debt collection company for allegedly running a $4.1 million dollar debt collection scam. According to the press release, from…
Rank this Week: 970

National Indian Law Library --…

National Indian Law Library -- News

Covers Native American legal issues, published by the National Indian Law Library, a public law library devoted to federal Indian and tribal law.

http://nilllibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/21

    NILL added new content to 7 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/21
    * U.S. Supreme Court Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/sct/2014-2015update.htmlPetition for certiorari was denied in Stockbridge-Munsee Cmty. v. New York (land claims, statute of limitations) on 11/07/14. * U.S. Courts of Appeals…
  • Nov 14

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/14

    NILL added new content to 6 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/14
    * U.S. Courts of Appeals Bulletin http://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/cta/2014cta.htmlOklahoma v. Hobia (gaming, construction and operation of facility) Otoe-Missouria Tribe of Indians v. NY State Dep't of Financial Serv. (high interest, short…
  • Nov 7

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/07

    NILL added new content to 5 Indian Law Bulletins on 11/07
    * United States Federal Trial Courts Bulletinhttp://www.narf.org/nill/bulletins/dct/2014dct.htmlManiilaq Association v. Burwell (self-determination contract, lease)In re McDonald (bankruptcy, chapter 13, per capita payments)* State Courts…
Rank this Week: 271

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
  • Nov 21

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year

    California Man Expected to be Set Free After 36 Year
    After more than three decades behind bars, a California man who has served the state's longest sentence for a wrongful conviction, is expected to be released next week. Michael Ray Hanline was convicted of the 1978 murder of a Ventura man and…
  • Nov 20

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’

    Watch Now: Ebony Magazine’s ‘Race Still Matters’
    In conjunction with its November issue, Ebony magazine produced a social justice and action video about race in America. "Race Still Matters: Protection Under the Law" features interviews with civil rights leaders, activists and the Innocence…
  • Nov 19

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade

    Charges Dropped Against Ohio Man After Four Decade
    Nearly forty years after an Ohio man was convicted of murder along with two codefendants, he is expected to walk out of prison a free man on Friday. Ricky Jackson and two other men were convicted of killing a money-order collector at a…
Rank this Week: 657

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

Texas Immigration Lawyer Blog

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

http://www.centeximmigration.com/
  • Nov 21

    Deferred action expanded to more immigrant

    Deferred action expanded to more immigrant
    Last night, President Obama announced that he is acting administratively to improve the immigration system. One of the changes will expand the number of people who can request deferred action. Q - What is deferred action? A - Permission to…
  • Nov 12

    Immigration Detainers Decline 39% nationwide since FY 2012

    Immigration Detainers Decline 39% nationwide since FY 2012
    TRACImmigration reports that there has been a dramatic drop in the number of detainers issued by Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to local, state and federal law enforcement officials. This 39 percent decline translates into around…
  • Nov 10

    Putting a human face on immigration in the Rio Grande Valley

    Putting a human face on immigration in the Rio Grande Valley
    The Monitor Commentary by Sandra Sanchez To understand the border, one must come here and realize the tactical and humanitarian considerations that agents and immigrants face.
Rank this Week: 836

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Nov 21

    Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul

    Judge Strikes Down Illinois Pension Overhaul
    An Illinois judge on Friday ruled that the state's overhaul of its troubled public-employee retirement system violates a state constitutional provision that forbids the government from making cuts to pension benefits.
  • Nov 21

    The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer

    The Boehner Lawsuit Against Obama: an Explainer
    House Republicans on Friday filed a lawsuit against the Obama administration alleging that the way in which the White House implemented its health-care law violates the Constitution. Here's a quick overview of the legal arguments.
  • Nov 21

    Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul

    Implications of Obama’s Immigration Overhaul
    Here's a roundup of political analysis of President Barack Obama's speech outlining his plan to give more than four million illegal immigrants in the U.S. a reprieve from deportation and a chance to apply for work permits.
Rank this Week: 13

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Nov 21

    Use the 5 “Ps” to Build an Unbeatable Law Firm Marketing Program

    Use the 5 “Ps” to Build an Unbeatable Law Firm Marketing Program
    Having trouble figuring out the most effective law firm marketing methods? It’s important to avoid losing time and money to trial and error, and stumbling and fumbling around is a sure-fire way to waste lots of both when it comes to law…
  • Nov 20

    Give Those Most Likely to Leave Your Law Firm a Reason to Stay

    Give Those Most Likely to Leave Your Law Firm a Reason to Stay
    Bloomberg recently did an article on a report entitled, Assessing Lawyer Traits & Finding a Fit for Success,  which detailed the results from an online test taken by more than 1,400 people in the legal profession, the majority of…
  • Nov 19

    One BigLaw Firm Abandons the Billable Hour

    One BigLaw Firm Abandons the Billable Hour
    BigLaw labor and employment firm Jackson Lewis says that it is eliminating the billable hour in 2015 for its associates, who will now be measured on client service, responsiveness, and efficiency as well as how good a team player they are and…
Rank this Week: 375

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’

    Mayogate Controversy: Epic Food Fight Over Meaning of ‘Mayo’
    Spencer Lo Creating and mainstreaming superior food made solely from plants—especially one that cuts into a giant competitor’s profits—can get you sued: that is what Hampton Creek Foods, a vegan food technology company…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
  • Nov 3

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year

    Half of Earth’s Animal Population Gone in Just Forty Year
    Carmen Parra The Living Planet Index (LPI) from the World Wildlife Fund reported that between 1970 to 2010 there has been a 52% decline in vertebrae species populations on Earth. The study considered 10,380 populations of 3,038 species of…
Rank this Week: 317

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Los Angeles DUI Attorney Blog

Covers DWI and DUI law, cases and sentences in California. By Michael Kraut.

http://www.losangelesduiattorneyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 609

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/
  • Nov 21

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other

    Some Bibles Are More Exemptable Than Other
    I wonder how many Bankruptcy professors have posed a hypothetical about the exemption of a rare Bible worth lots of money? Well, a federal District Court in Illinois had to answer the question for real. The Illinois person property…
  • Nov 20

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy

    Rent Control in New York and Bankruptcy
    Following up on my prior post, the New York Court of Appeals has ruled that a rent stabilized appartment is a public benefit, rather than an asset.
  • Nov 20

    Detroit's Bankruptcy: The Conversation

    Detroit's Bankruptcy: The Conversation
    Readers who have not otherwise received notice in the twittersphere may be interested in this commentary at The Conversation.
Rank this Week: 75