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Judge Ben C. Green Law Library Blog

Features legal news and research guides. From Case Western Reserve University School of Law.

http://lawlibrary.case.edu/blog
  • Nov 9

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk

    New Law Review format on display at Circ. Desk
    The Case Western Reserve Law Review has put a lot of really solid work into the typesetting and page layout of their journal. Besides some real benefits for their operation in the pre-production process, this reformatting makes the Law Review…
  • Nov 8

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction

    The Day After – Looking at the Prediction
    The votes are still being counted in 27 states as of 5pm. However, the election has been called and President Barack Obama will serve an additional four years as President.
  • Nov 5

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction

    Election Maps — Nov 5th — Election Eve Prediction
    Last Tuesday I posted the information from four election map sites. I have posted at the end of this blog the information from today for those same sites. Not surprisingly, not one of the maps has gone completely unchanged.
Rank this Week: 88

The Blawgraphy

The Blawgraphy

By Luke Gilman at the University of Houston Law Center.

http://www.lukegilman.com/blawg
Rank this Week: 139

Representing Victims of Domestic…

Representing Victims of Domestic Violence: An Attorney's Perspective

Attempt to capture the thoughts and experiences of an attorney with almost no experience in this area of law, representing victims of domestic violence By the Nassau County Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

http://legalresourcenetwork.org/wordpress/
  • Sep 6

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear

    Lower Court Improperly Canceled Husband’s Maintenance and Support Arrear
    LiGreci v LiGreci 2011 NY Slip Op 06371 Decided on August 30, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department  Wife appealed from the decison of the supreme court to terminate husband’s child support and maintenance obligations and cancel all…
  • Aug 19

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother

    Father Neglects Child By Abusing Mother
    Matter of Ajay Sumert D. v Vijay Anand D. 2011 NY Slip Op 06264 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department After a hearing in a child protective proceeding, the family court found that father had neglected the child,…
  • Aug 19

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support

    Insurance Broker Turned Convict Gets Equitable Distribution, Pays Child Support
    Cabral v Cabral 2011 NY Slip Op 06242 Decided on August 16, 2011 Appellate Division, Second Department
Rank this Week: 143

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Los Angeles DUI Lawyer Blog

Published By The Chahine Law Firm

http://www.losangelesduilawyer-blog.com/
  • Aug 12

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior

    Los Angles Man Gets Prison Term, Leniency Based On Past History Of Good Behavior
    News reports that a 21-year-old Los Angeles man pleaded guilty to a San Diego felony DUI accident that killed a woman. The man was sentenced to four years and four months in prison as the result of the drunk driving accident.
  • Aug 9

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase

    Suspected Drunk Driver Leads Los Angeles Police On High-Speed Chase
    According to the Los Angeles Daily Breeze, a suspected drunk driver led Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers on a high-speed chase through downtown Los Angeles before crashing into several cars and running into a fire hydrant. The…
  • Aug 6

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident

    Convicted Drunk Driver Charged In New Fatal DUI Accident
    The Los Angeles/LAX Daily Breeze reports that a previously convicted drunk driver is now being held on charges of allegedly causing a fatal DUI crash in Orange County. Yannis Ismael Galanis was arrested for felony gross vehicular…
Rank this Week: 137

Smarter Will Blog

Smarter Will Blog

Provides estate planning and probate news.

http://www.smarterwill.com/estate-planning-news/
  • May 23

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?

    Holographic Wills: Legal in Illinois?
    Holographic wills (wills that are entirely handwritten) are not generally recognized as valid wills in the state of Illinois. Why? It's not because they're handwritten, but because holographic wills are usually not 'witnessed' properly (the…
  • May 9

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi

    Organ Donation Process in Illinoi
    Did you know that Illinois has a fairly new organ donation process, and that even if you've registered before to be an organ donor, you may need to re-register under the new system? In 2006 (only 5 years ago), a new Illinois organ donation…
  • Apr 25

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible

    Pulling the Plug: Illinois Law That Make it Possible
    Everyone has the right to live. But does everyone have the right to die? Dying on your own terms (or “pulling the plug”) is a privilege granted at the state level. But it requires advance planning. Every state has different rules on how…
Rank this Week: 133

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson…

The Law Offices of Michael Lawson Neff, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury law affecting Georgia residents.

http://www.mlnlawblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital

    Fall Prevention Intervention Reduces Falls in Hospital
    A recent study found that a fall prevention intervention could potentially prevent 1 fall every 4 days, 7.5 falls every month, and 90 falls every year in U.S. hospitals.
  • Nov 18

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual

    Increase in Fall Injuries Leads to More Disabilities for Older Individual
    Fall injuries and disabilities are likely to increase in coming years as baby boomers move into their senior years. Among older individuals, fall injuries often lead to broken bones, immobility and restricted activity.
  • Nov 16

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly

    Fall Injuries May Be Deadly for Elderly
    Among individuals over the age of 50 who fracture a hip, approximately 25 percent die within the first year after the injury! An additional 60 percent lose their ability to perform day-to-day activities like bathing and cooking.
Rank this Week: 140

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 105

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce &…

Sam Hasler's Indiana Divorce & Family Law Blog

Covers child custody, child support and divorce.

http://haslerlaw2.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 21

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet

    For Those Using Free Forms From The Internet
    Be careful of what you get. I have said this before but not quite as well as Wiggin & Nourie, P.A. does with its Is LegalZoom Legal?
  • Mar 20

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse

    Prenuptial Agreements Are Good For Family Businesse
    If you have a family business then read the following from The Williston Herald, Family roles play a part in farm operation, succession A family death brings questions about new roles: "To help deal with in-laws, Hanson is now a firm believer…
  • Mar 19

    Why Estate Planning?

    Why Estate Planning?
    Give Allinotte Law Office's Do you want to deal with this now or let your family deal with it later? a read. I think the article points out a few things not usually thought of when thinking of estate planning. Both the things needing…
Rank this Week: 91

Institutional Investor Securities…

Institutional Investor Securities Blog

Covers investment fraud involving auction-rate securities, credit rating agencies, hedge funds and mortgage-backed securities. By Shepherd Smith Edwards & Kantas.

http://www.institutionalinvestorsecuritiesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 364

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
  • Feb 14

    Film Screening: Racing Extinction

    Film Screening: Racing Extinction
    Wednesday, February 17, 2016 - 6:30pm - SLB 128 Please join the Yale Environmental Law Association, Yale Animal Law Society, the Visual Law Project, and the Lillian Goldman Law Library for a screening of Racing Extinction, which follows…
  • Feb 10

    The Amistad Case

    The Amistad Case
    The Lillian Goldman Law Library is proud to join with the Yale Black Law Students Association in remembering the most famous event in New Haven’s history, the Amistad case. In 1839 a group of Africans liberated themselves from the…
  • Feb 8

    New on the shelves: an ornate dissertation

    New on the shelves: an ornate dissertation
    Modern academic dissertations are typically rather dull visually, consisting almost entirely of typescript. In early modern Europe, however, dissertations could be quite ornate. The Rare Book Collection recently acquired one of these, a 1692…
Rank this Week: 185

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 14

    Governance is the Key to Defeating IS: Lessons Learned from Counterterrorism in Yemen

    Governance is the Key to Defeating IS: Lessons Learned from Counterterrorism in Yemen
    Editor's Note: The Islamic State has metastasized beyond Iraq and Syria, establishing so-called “provinces” in many Muslim countries. This spread has alarmed U.S. officials, and Yemen – home of Al Qaeda’s most…
  • Feb 13

    The Lawfare Podcast: Daniel Placek on Darkode

    The Lawfare Podcast: Daniel Placek on Darkode
    Last week as part of the University of Texas at Austin Strauss Center's conference on "The Frontiers of Cybersecurity Policy and Law," Daniel Placek, formerly one of the key figures behind the underground hacker…
  • Feb 12

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United States and Russia have announced agreement on a ceasefire in Syria set take effect next week. The plan will move forward the delivery of much needed aid to besieged Syrian cities. The New York Times writes that, if…
Rank this Week: 360

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Defamation Suit Stemming From Ground Zero Mosque Plans Dismissed

    Defamation Suit Stemming From Ground Zero Mosque Plans Dismissed
    Forras v. Rauf, (DC Cir., Feb. 12, 2016), is another installment in the battle that began in 2010 over plans to build the so-called "Ground-Zero Mosque" near the site of the 2001 World Trade Center Attacks.  When the plans were…
  • Feb 14

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Gupton v. Wright, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14730 (WD VA, Feb. 6, 2016), a Virginia federal district court dismissed an inmate's complaint that authorities denied publications and holiday packages to Asatru inmates.In Sands v. Smith,…
  • Feb 13

    Israel Supreme Court Says Public-Funded Mikvehs Must Be Open To Reform and Conservative Conversion

    Israel Supreme Court Says Public-Funded Mikvehs Must Be Open To Reform and Conservative Conversion
    According to Haaretz and Times of Israel, last Thursday a 3-justice panel of Israel's Supreme Court held that state-funded mikvehs  (ritual bath facilities) operated by Orthodox-controlled religious councils must be open for…
Rank this Week: 357

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 14

    Antonin Scalia, Conservative Legal Giant - The New York Time

    Antonin Scalia, Conservative Legal Giant - The New York Time
    He was important because of his intellectual influence. There were and are many legal theories and schools of constitutional interpretation within the world of American conservatism. But Scalia’s combination of brilliance, eloquence and…
  • Feb 14

    Hillary Clinton’s E-mail -- Felony Violations Aren’t Stopping Her from Running

    Hillary Clinton’s E-mail -- Felony Violations Aren’t Stopping Her from Running
    For all the surreal projection of normalcy, the race is enveloped by an extremely serious criminal investigation. If press reporting is to be believed — in particular, the yeoman’s work of Fox News’s Catherine Herridge and…
  • Feb 13

    US Senate leader McConnell says wait on replacing Scalia - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post

    US Senate leader McConnell says wait on replacing Scalia - Breaking News - Jerusalem Post
    "The American people should have a voice in the selection of their next Supreme Court justice. Therefore, this vacancy should not be filled until we have a new president," McConnell said in a statement. via www.jpost.com
Rank this Week: 296

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 14

    Zika, Disease of the Poor, May Not Change Abortion in Brazil

    Zika, Disease of the Poor, May Not Change Abortion in Brazil
    From Reuters: Six months pregnant with her first child, Eritania Maria has a rash and a mild fever, symptoms of the Zika virus linked to brain deformities in newborn children in Brazil. But the 17-year-old is too scared to take...
  • Feb 13

    Judge Issues New Order Against Enforcing Louisiana Abortion Law

    Judge Issues New Order Against Enforcing Louisiana Abortion Law
    From ABC News: A federal judge in Louisiana has issued a new order blocking the state from enforcing a law that he says would keep most women from getting abortions. Attorneys for the state immediately asked Judge John deGravelles to...
  • Feb 12

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information
    From The New York Times: “Free Pregnancy Testing,” reads the large sign in front of the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic, on a busy intersection of this impoverished city east of San Diego. Inside the clinic, a woman will not...
Rank this Week: 324

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/
  • Feb 14

    Justice Scalia and the Blaine Amendment

    Justice Scalia and the Blaine Amendment
    Following up on Josh's post: For about 20 years, I've been hoping for -- and sometimes trying to contribute to to bring about -- a Court decision to the effect that the "Blaine Amendment"-type provisions in state constitutions…
  • Feb 14

    Can Dead Justices Vote?

    Can Dead Justices Vote?
    The stunning news of Justice Scalia's passing has understandably (if, perhaps, a bit too quickly) provoked speculation about the fate of cases from this Term (especially those already argued--and, thus, voted upon) in which his vote was…
  • Feb 13

    Justice Scalia

    Justice Scalia
    Justice Scalia was a giant among giants. It is not an exaggeration to say he was the most influential Supreme Court Justice in the past 30 years. Whether you agreed with him or not, his importance cannot be underestimated. Because there have…
Rank this Week: 195

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Feb 13

    Beach Beat: Superbugs and science project

    Beach Beat: Superbugs and science project
    Headlines out of the European Union this week warned that superbug versions of foodborne pathogens have become more resistant to antibiotics than was previously thought. Campylobacter is the most commonly reported cause of food poisoning in…
  • Feb 13

    Listeria Test Causes Blue Cheese Recall

    Listeria Test Causes Blue Cheese Recall
    Maytag Dairy Farms in Newton announced Saturday a voluntary recall of Maytag Raw Milk Blue cheese due to possible contamination with Listeria monocytogenes, according to a press release. The recalled product was packaged on Jan. 6 in 4-ounce…
  • Feb 13

    Lack of Inspection of Meatball Soup Prompts Recall

    Lack of Inspection of Meatball Soup Prompts Recall
    Canyon Creek Soup Co., of Edmonton, Alberta in Canada is recalling 7,275 pounds of meatball soup products that were not presented at the U.S. point of entry for inspection, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection…
Rank this Week: 380

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    New Issue: Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal

    New Issue: Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal
    The latest issue of the Inter-American and European Human Rights Journal (Vol. 8, 2015) is out. Contents include: S. Erin Brewer & J. Sáenz Andujo, Torture, Military Jurisdiction and Conventionality Control: The Evolving Use of…
  • Feb 13

    Call for Papers: Law between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire (Reminder)

    Call for Papers: Law between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire (Reminder)
    The Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights at the University of Helsinki has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Law between Global and Colonial: Techniques of Empire," to be held October 3-5, 2016.…
  • Feb 13

    New Issue: International Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: International Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the International Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 20, no. 2, 2016) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Comparative regional protection frameworks for refugees: norms and norm entrepreneursSusan Kneebone, Comparative…
Rank this Week: 304

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

Covers constitutional law, criminal law, DUI, drugs, First Amendment and immigration. By Jon Katz, P.C.

http://katzjustice.com/blog/
  • Feb 13

    Justice Scalia’s death underlines the implications of your vote for president

    Justice Scalia’s death underlines the implications of your vote for president
    I never wanted Antonin Scalia on the Supreme Court. He gave with one hand to civil liberties with some of his votes and opinions on Fourth, Fifth (due process in sentencing), and Sixth (Confrontation Clause) Amendment rights for criminal…
  • Feb 11

    The scandal at Maryland’s Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School

    The scandal at Maryland’s Judge Sylvania W. Woods Elementary School
    At some point, the late Judge Sylvania Woods was honored by becoming the namesake of a Prince George's County, Maryland, elementary school. If he knew about this month's child pornography filming scandal there, he would be rolling in his…
  • Feb 9

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt

    Police shortcuts and police willful ignorance contribute to reasonable doubt
    When police fall short of their obligations, their failures must not be shifted towards and into the victimization of criminal suspects and criminal defendants. To do otherwise will turn the Bill of Rights into more of a farce than they…
Rank this Week: 262

New York Family Law Blog

New York Family Law Blog

Covers family law topics. Published by New York attorney, Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkfamilylawblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Husband Charged with Harrassment of His Wife

    Husband Charged with Harrassment of His Wife
    A New York Family Lawyer said the defendant has been charged with several violations of the Penal Law in that he engaged in a course of conduct whereby he did harass, threaten and endanger his wife's life. A Nassau County...
  • Feb 12

    Mother Charged with Truancy for Her Child

    Mother Charged with Truancy for Her Child
    A New York Family Lawyer said on October 2, 2007, New York City Children's Services (hereinafter NYCCS) filed a petition against respondent mother alleging that her son's physical, mental or emotional condition had been impaired or was in…
  • Feb 10

    Petitioner Claims State Action Unlawful Regarding Public Assistance Benefit

    Petitioner Claims State Action Unlawful Regarding Public Assistance Benefit
    A New York Family Lawyer said that on early December 1971, JR was the grantee of public assistance for the benefit of her four children in the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) category. All five lived in a...
Rank this Week: 210

On Being A Black Lawyer

On Being A Black Lawyer

By Yolanda Young.

http://www.onbeingablacklawyer.com
Rank this Week: 315

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Feb 13

    Additional Thoughts on the Passing of Justice Scalia

    Additional Thoughts on the Passing of Justice Scalia
    In addition to what I’ve posted at Balkanization, I want to add a couple of further technical things. Some discussion is already underway about the relevance of Justice Abe Fortas’s inability to get confirmed as Chief Justice Earl…
  • Feb 13

    FAN 97.1 (First Amendment News) — Justice Scalia Dies — Free-Speech Legacy

    FAN 97.1 (First Amendment News) — Justice Scalia Dies — Free-Speech Legacy
    Updated: 2/13/16: 10:32 p.m.  Justice Antonin Scalia died in Texas earlier today. Those of us who follow the Court are shaken by the news and extend our condolences to the Justice’s family. *  * * * During the Term of the…
  • Feb 12

    Staying Alive

    Staying Alive
    I’ve made a related point before, but I think it’s misguided for the Court to issue a stay on an issue as important as the regulations to implement the climate change agreement without an explanation. While the Justices cannot be…
Rank this Week: 302

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    A Remembrance and A Suggestion

    A Remembrance and A Suggestion
    Though Justice Scalia did not know me, he had a significant influence on my life.  In 1994, I was a college student trying to decide whether to attend law school or pursue a career in the foreign service.  I had the good fortune to…
  • Feb 13

    Antonin Scalia, Rest in Peace

    Antonin Scalia, Rest in Peace
    Justice Antonin Scalia passed away in his sleep Saturday at a luxury resort in West Texas, according to initial reports from San Antonio media and the New York Times.I send my most heartfelt and sincere condolences to the Justice's family and…
  • Feb 11

    From Selma to Ferguson

    From Selma to Ferguson
    Yesterday the Department of Justice sued Ferguson, Missouri, following the collapse of the settlement to overhaul that city's police department to remedy a long history of civil rights abuses. Stephen Rushin (who teaches at the University of…
Rank this Week: 212

Fair and Unbalanced

Fair and Unbalanced

Left-leaning, social justice-minded slant on law and justice issues, the death penalty, politics, and current events.

http://fairandunbalancedblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Justice Scalia Has Left The Building

    Justice Scalia Has Left The Building
    "I have never killed a man, but I have read many obituaries with pleasure."  -- Clarence DarrowIn what may be the most positive political development in a very long time, there is a vacancy on the Supreme Court that can now be replaced…
  • Feb 4

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character

    Note To Democrats: Debate Policy, Not Character
    Kumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaKumbaya my Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbaya   Someone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaSomeone's singing Lord, kumbayaOh Lord, kumbayah Etc. In 1980, the first…
  • Feb 1

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .

    If You Have Nothing Nice To Say . . .
    I wrote this piece five years ago, after the New York Times reported that it had been five years since Justice Clarence Thomas uttered a word from bench during oral argument.  Today, the Times reminds us that the silent treatment…
Rank this Week: 229

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    JUSTICE SCALIA DEAD

    JUSTICE SCALIA DEAD
    Justice Scalia died unexpectedly  today at age 79. He was found dead at a resort in Texas. The NY Times story is here.Not to get too political here in this hour of loss and sadness, and make no mistake, this is a loss of monumental…
  • Feb 13

    ANTONIN SCALIA DEAD AT 79

    ANTONIN SCALIA DEAD AT 79
    It has been confirmed the Justice Antonin Scalia is dead at age 79.  He apparently died of natural accuses while attending a function in Texas.  He was last seen at dinner and when he did not appear for breakfast organizers looked…
  • Feb 13

    GOODBYE

    GOODBYE
    In 1989, history reveals that  a woman named Elaine had an encounter with an alien in a bar in a Holiday Inn in Paramus, New Jersey. The alien told Elaine that the world would end on Valentine's Day, 2016. If you're like us,…
Rank this Week: 350

Gamso - For the Defense

Gamso - For the Defense

Provides commentary on criminal law, civil liberties and jurisprudence. By Jeffrey Gamso.

http://gamso-forthedefense.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Not a Eulogy - a Reminder

    Not a Eulogy - a Reminder
    No man is an island, entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend's or of thine own…
  • Feb 8

    Te Deum

    Te Deum
    A friend sent a group of us a poem, "Te Deum" by Charles Reznicoff.Not because of victoriesI sing, having none, but for the common sunshine, the breeze, the largess of the spring.Not for victory but for the day's work done as well as I was…
  • Feb 3

    Pete Seeger - RIP

    Pete Seeger - RIP
Rank this Week: 379

One Court of Justice

One Court of Justice

Covers Michigan's appellate courts. By Warner Norcross & Judd LLP.

http://www.wnj.com/Blogs/Appellate
Rank this Week: 356

New York Estate Planning Lawyer…

New York Estate Planning Lawyer Blog

Covers estate planning, estate administration and estate taxes. By Ettinger Law Firm.

http://www.newyorkestateplanninglawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    HOW TO WRAP UP THE AFFAIRS OF A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST?

    HOW TO WRAP UP THE AFFAIRS OF A SPECIAL NEEDS TRUST?
    TRUST SETTLOR GIVES UP CONTROL When a settlor creates a trust, he/she passes title of the property or asset to the trust or gives cash money to the trust, wherein the trustee invests the money as a fiduciary or manages the asset or asset in…
  • Feb 11

    UNDERSTANDING CELEBRITY BONDS

    UNDERSTANDING CELEBRITY BONDS
    DAVID BOWIE BONDS         As the world learned, David Bowie passed away on January 10, 2016.  Mr. Bowie was always on the leading edge of creativity, an advocate for meaningful social change and a…
  • Feb 9

    DEAD IN ABSENTIA LAWS

    DEAD IN ABSENTIA LAWS
    LEGALLY DEAD BUT STILL ALIVE New York like every other state in the nation has a law to deal with people who go missing and are presumed dead. Most states follow the common law time of seven years, although New York has a three year…
Rank this Week: 319

New York Injury Cases Blog

New York Injury Cases Blog

Covers pain and suffering verdicts and settlements. By John M. Hochfelder.

http://www.newyorkinjurycasesblog.com/
Rank this Week: 261

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 287

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 13

    Triumph and Tragedy: A Lesson in Equipoise

    Triumph and Tragedy: A Lesson in Equipoise
    The story of Jenrry Mejia, the first major league baseball player to receive a lifetime ban for taking Performance Enhancing Drugs, reads like a movie script. Mejia was just 17 when he was drafted out of a life of poverty in the Dominican…
  • Feb 10

    Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sports: Full, Published Article Now Available

    Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sports: Full, Published Article Now Available
    It is my pleasure to announce that Illinois Law Review has published the final version of my article "Navigating the Legal Risks of Daily Fantasy Sports."  Coinciding with formal publication, I have also made available on SSRN Sections V…
  • Feb 9

    A Dream Better Deferred

    A Dream Better Deferred
    Sports and Bioethics have converged once again. In August, a half million tourists, journalists and athletes from literally all over the world are scheduled to travel to Brazil for the Summer Games. The problem is Brazil is Ground Zero for…
Rank this Week: 222

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

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

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Having A Hong Kong Business Does NOT Make You Legal in Mainland China

    Having A Hong Kong Business Does NOT Make You Legal in Mainland China
    As China steps up its tax and deportation crackdown on foreign companies and foreigners doing business in China without a China WFOE, our China lawyers are getting a massive (well once a week anyway) influx of emails from people looking for…
  • Feb 12

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIV

    Quick Question Friday, China Law Answers, Part XIV
    Because of this blog, our China lawyers get a fairly steady stream of China law questions from readers, mostly via emails but occasionally via blog comments or phone calls as well. If we were to conduct research on all the questions we get…
  • Feb 11

    Dude, Just Form a China WFOE

    Dude, Just Form a China WFOE
    Don’t fall apart on me tonight I just don’t think that I could handle it * * * * I wish I’d have been a doctor Maybe I’d have saved some life that had been lost Maybe I’d have done some good in the world…
Rank this Week: 147

North Carolina Personal Injury…

North Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Blog

Covers car accidents and premises liability. By Lee Law Offices, P.A.

http://www.northcarolinapersonalinjurylawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    NC Appeals Court: City Had Duty to Maintain Safe Sidewalk

    NC Appeals Court: City Had Duty to Maintain Safe Sidewalk
    The North Carolina Court of Appeals made it clear in a recent ruling: Absent a contract delegating sidewalk maintenance, it’s up to the local city or town to make sure these public walkways are safe. The decision was handed down in in…
  • Feb 11

    Researchers: Lower Gas Prices Mean More Traffic Death

    Researchers: Lower Gas Prices Mean More Traffic Death
    A decline in gas prices is often viewed by the American public as something positive: Some extra money in their pocket to take a road trip or the chance to forego public transportation to work and instead take their own car. But there is a…
  • Feb 8

    Report: Largest Nursing Home Therapy Provider to Pay $125M for False Claim

    Report: Largest Nursing Home Therapy Provider to Pay $125M for False Claim
    The largest nursing home therapy provider in the U.S. – with 43 locations in North Carolina – has agreed to pay $125 million after a Department of Justice investigation revealed evidence of false claims to Medicare. Another $8…
Rank this Week: 279

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 13

    Another Recent Case in Which the Maryland AG's Office Claimed an Alibi Hurt a Defendant

    Another Recent Case in Which the Maryland AG's Office Claimed an Alibi Hurt a Defendant
    On January 27th, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued its opinion in Seward v. State. In the case, Around noon on July 26, 1984, a man knocked on Phyllis Diacont’s ("Diacont") door and asked to use her phone after...
  • Feb 12

    A Brady Violation in Picture

    A Brady Violation in Picture
    I've gotten a lot of questions about whether Adnan's attorney, Justin Brown, raised a Brady/cell tower/Exhibit 31 claim at the reopened PCR proceedings. Sometimes, a picture really does tell a thousand words. Coreworkflow, the company that…
  • Feb 11

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum
    While writing my post yesterday, I realized that Griffin v. Warden, Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, 970 F.2d 1355 (4th Cir. 1992) is not only a very helpful case for Adnan under the "unreasonable performance" prong of the…
Rank this Week: 282

The Barrister Blog

The Barrister Blog

On law, surfing and politics. By Tim Kevan.

http://timkevan.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 231

Baby Barista - Times Online

Baby Barista - Times Online

Fictional account of a junior barrister practising at the English Bar.

http://www.babybarista.com/
Rank this Week: 189

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 12

    Behrens & Hitchcock Fat Boy (Napa Valley) 2004

    Behrens & Hitchcock Fat Boy (Napa Valley) 2004
    I served this mostly Merlot (91%) wine with Mushroom Stroganoff (using this recipe). Recipe tweaks included used 8 ounces cremini mushrooms instead of the portobellos and adding reconstituted dried... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Alden Abbott reports: In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence
    Broc Romanek: Here’s the teaser for this new set of survey results from Stanford: Recently, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University conducted a nationwide survey of 1,202... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 301

Larry Bodine Marketing

Larry Bodine Marketing

Covers law firm marketing, including advertising, blogging and sales.

http://www.larrybodine.com/blog
  • Feb 12

    Why lawyers should investigate SMS text marketing

    Why lawyers should investigate SMS text marketing
    Here's why lawyers should investigate SMS text marketing: SMS gets an engagement rate 6-8 times higher than email marketing. Text messages are usually read within 5 seconds of receipt! 70% of people say they would actually like to…
  • Feb 8

    7 Pages Every Law Firm Website Needs to Have

    7 Pages Every Law Firm Website Needs to Have
    This is a guest post by Zach Reutlinger, Digital Marketing Specialist with delmain analytics. He can be reached at 503.477.9298 and zach@delmainanalytics.com It isn't enough to simply have a website for your legal…
  • Feb 4

    Look Ma! No Keyboard! How Voice Search Transforms Online Marketing

    Look Ma! No Keyboard! How Voice Search Transforms Online Marketing
    Recently I was dictating a text on my cell phone when it hit me: voice search has changed the way consumers find services online -- including lawyers. Earlier that day I told my cellphone, "OK Google" and searched for directions.…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Feb 12

    Nonprofit Fundraising 101

    Nonprofit Fundraising 101
    I’ve had the pleasure of knowing Darien Rodriguez Heyman for several years and proud to be one of Nonprofit Fundraising 101‘s Publication Partners. The book was “written by and for front line practitioners and…
  • Feb 12

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/12/16

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 2/12/16
    The past week was marked by the Broncos victory in the Super Bowl, the New Hampshire primary, and more fear created by the Zika virus. Have a listen to Beyonce‘s Formation while perusing our curated nonprofit tweets of the week:…
  • Feb 6

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE

    Nonprofits and Social Media: Clear Law Institute CLE
    Social media is a rising trend, a declining trend, just another communication, the Wild West. Each of these statements may ring true, depending on the context. But there’s no doubt that nonprofits are using social media and many would…
Rank this Week: 165

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Boston criminal law and DUI news. By the Law Offices of Lefteris K. Travayiakis, P.C.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyersblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Broadens Scope of Lawful Stop on Vague Description of Suspect

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Broadens Scope of Lawful Stop on Vague Description of Suspect
    In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Appeals Court appears to have broadened the scope of “reasonable suspicion to stop” a person in circumstances where he did not match the descriptions of the suspect as provided by…
  • Aug 2

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…

    MA SJC Leaves Open Judge’s Granting Immunity. One Day…
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court recently considered a defendant’s challenge that his second degree murder conviction should be overturned because his constitutional rights were violated when the trial judge refused to grant…
  • Jul 30

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure

    Massachusetts Appeals Court Uphold Suppression of Drug in Unlawful Boston Police Search & Seizure
    The Massachusetts Appeals Court recently rejected the Commonwealth’s appeal from the suppression of drug evidence by the trial court, holding that the judge properly suppressed the drugs seized from the defendant because the Boston…
Rank this Week: 294

Northern Law Blog

Northern Law Blog

Practice updates, reflections, and interpretations by Northern Illinois University College of Law alumni.

http://www.northernlawblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    $2,000 per hour?

    $2,000 per hour?
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP is a global law firm with more than 1,000 lawyers spread between 18 offices worldwide. Ted Olson is one of their managing partners. Mr. Olson is widely regarded as one of the best lawyers in the country, if not…
  • Feb 10

    Illinois Real Estate Tax Sale

    Illinois Real Estate Tax Sale
    A real estate tax sale can be aside aside in bankruptcy court if it was for less than "reasonably equivalent value." In re Smith, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 934 (7th Cir. 2016). The Smith case dealt with several technical bankruptcy and fraudulent…
  • Feb 5

    ISBA Issues Report on Recent Law School Graduate

    ISBA Issues Report on Recent Law School Graduate
    The Illinois State Bar Association has issued its Report and Recommendations of the Special Committee on the Impact of Current Law School Curriculum on the Future of the Practice of Law in Illinois (here). The Report explores ways to ensure…
Rank this Week: 327

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Securities Law Attorneys Blog

Covers securities law. By Fitapelli | Kurta.

http://www.securitieslawattorneys.net/
  • Feb 12

    Andrew Yocum Faces Stock Complaint

    Andrew Yocum Faces Stock Complaint
    The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in hearing from investors who have complaints regarding Florida-based Summit Brokerage Services broker Andrew Yocum (CRD# 4590723). Andrew Yocum has spent thirteen…
  • Feb 12

    Philip Lefton Discharged From JP Hanauer & Co.

    Philip Lefton Discharged From JP Hanauer & Co.
    The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is interested in speaking to investors who have complaints regarding Florida-based Shearson Financial Services broker Philip Lefton (CRD# 2945659). Philip Lefton has spent seventeen…
  • Feb 12

    Gary Helbling Discharged from Wells Fargo

    Gary Helbling Discharged from Wells Fargo
    The securities and investment fraud law firm Fitapelli Kurta is investigating allegations of misconduct against Connecticut-based Oppenheimer & Company broker Gary Helbling (CRD# 2655105). Gary Helbling has spent eighteen years in the…
Rank this Week: 309

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
  • Feb 12

    IgniteOKC Happy Hour February 18th!

    IgniteOKC Happy Hour February 18th!
    Join the IgniteOKC Leadership Crew in kicking off its 9th season on Thursday, February 18, 2016, at 5:30 p.m. at Anthem Brewery (908 SW 4th St.) for primo beer and food truck nibbles from The Saucee Sicilian. …
  • Feb 12

    Fed Cir Says PTAB Can Consider Less Than All Challenged Patent Claims in IPR

    Fed Cir Says PTAB Can Consider Less Than All Challenged Patent Claims in IPR
    This week, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reinforced the PTAB’s interpretation that the AIA gives it authority to institute proceedings using the claim-by-claim approach. …
  • Feb 4

    N.D. of California finds Prosecution Estoppel Based on IPR

    N.D. of California finds Prosecution Estoppel Based on IPR
    In a recent decision, the Northern District of California decided that a patent owner’s submissions in an inter partes review constituted a prosecution disclaimer for claim construction purposes. …
Rank this Week: 169

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Feb 12

    Firms and Fiduciarie

    Firms and Fiduciarie
    Scholarship on fiduciary law is enjoying a new burst of energy in the U.S., and I am grateful to be...
  • Feb 11

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again
    How should we regulate the derivatives markets? Dodd-Frank gave the CFTC (and SEC, for securities derivatives) the power to act....
  • Feb 9

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life
    Former NY Fed Chair, Secretary of Treasury, and tax scofflaw Timothy Geithner is in the news again. The now-president of...
Rank this Week: 197

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    A statute says that you can impose a particular form of restitution "for felony violations of" Statute X.Defendant is convicted of violating Statute Y.  Some, but not all, activities that would violate Statute Y would also violate…
  • Feb 12

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    "Shannon was married to Donovan at the time of DJ's conception in 2010 and birth in 2011. In 2010, Shannon had an affair with David and informed him she was pregnant. David did not seek involvement in Shannon's pregnancy or DJ's rearing until…
  • Feb 10

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)
    Nothing from the Ninth Circuit or California Court of Appeal so far today.So let's go back a tiny bit and give a cheer for Justice Aronson.The first paragraph of this opinion makes crystal clear both what the case is about as well as what the…
Rank this Week: 167

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Feb 12

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Want to impress your valentine? Share some of these awesome science stories! Here’s the latest in EPA research. Local Environmental Observers Network The Local Environmental Observers (LEO) Network brings together…
  • Feb 11

    South Korea and the Heartland Connected by World Wide Water

    South Korea and the Heartland Connected by World Wide Water
    By Jeffery Robichaud Here in Kansas, we are the EPA Regional Office that is farthest from an international border. But surprisingly, we still get our own share of out-of-town visitors. In August 2015, scientists from our Drinking Water…
  • Feb 11

    The power goes out, but the water flows on

    The power goes out, but the water flows on
    by Patti Kay Wisniewski Have you ever wondered how water continues flowing to your faucet even when your power goes out?  Lots of us take this fact for granted, because losing water service is so rare. That’s no accident.…
Rank this Week: 217