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Timely Objections

Timely Objections

Covers education law and civil rights. By R. Tamara de Silva.

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
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Child Injury Laws Blog

Child Injury Laws Blog

Covers child injury and child safety issues. By Jonathan Rosenfeld.

http://www.childinjurylaws.com/
  • May 18

    What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?

    What Needs To Be Proved In Order To Win A Cerebral Palsy Lawsuit?
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogWhat is Cerebral Palsy? Cerebral palsy is a disorder that usually occurs during pregnancy or during childbirth. Lack of oxygen to the brain causes brain damage to areas of the brain that…
  • Apr 18

    Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks To Children

    Do Not Under Estimate the Damage Caused by Dog Attacks To Children
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogDogs have been long labelled as a man’s best friend. Children love playing with their pet dogs, and are constantly left with dogs unsupervised. This has become quite a hazardous…
  • Mar 19

    Pediartic Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?

    Pediartic Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?
    This post originally appeared on Child Injury Laws BlogThe injuries inflicted on a child during a car accident can have lifelong consequences. With head trauma and brain injuries, sometimes these consequences will not be apparent until later…
Rank this Week: 263

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 248

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense…

Joseph Potashnik Criminal Defense Issues

Covers Long Island criminal defense law. By Joseph Potashnik & Associates PLLC.

http://jpcriminaldefense.com/new-york-federal-criminal-defense
Rank this Week: 257

Tax Policy Blog

Tax Policy Blog

Covers federal, state and international tax issues, including AMT, capital gains and dividends taxes, corporate income taxes, income taxes, property taxes, and sales and use taxes. By the Tax Foundation.

http://taxfoundation.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 272

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 271

Florida Intellectual Property Law…

Florida Intellectual Property Law Blog

Covers patents, trademarks, copyright law, franchise law, trade secret law and unfair competition law. By John Rizvi.

http://www.floridaipblog.com/
  • Nov 23

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...

    Reader Question: Will my trademark application be denied if...
    "Suzy" asks: If I look on uspto.gov and see that there is a company already trademarked under a name similiar to my company's name will my trademarked registration be denied?   My response:  
  • Nov 21

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?

    Patent Writing Secrets: What's the Hook?
    Before beginning to draft the patent application there is one step you must take to make sure you get MAXIMUM protection for your idea (and to make sure no one gets around it). And that step is establishing the hook. Allow me to explain what…
  • Nov 18

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?

    Reader Question: Should I take my idea to an investor before getting a patent?
    L.C. asks: Quick question. Would there be any issues going to angel investors, or venture capitalists before starting the entire patent process? Would that spark any legal trouble down the line? My answer. It's not that it would spark legal…
Rank this Week: 253

practice management blog

practice management blog

From the law practice management (lpm) committee of the DuPage County Bar Association.

http://dcbalpm.wordpress.com
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jun 16

    Groupon woes (and stuff)

    Groupon woes (and stuff)
    Revised Groupon merchant agreement This is a sample merchant agreement from coupon phenom Groupon. Complaints are beginning to surface about the terms of Groupon's contracts and the results it brings for merchants. The company's high…
  • Jul 14

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com

    Our New Digs: Practicehacker.com
    Remember – we’re now at www.practicehacker.com Join us, won’t you? Posted in new addre
Rank this Week: 236

Mac Law Students

Mac Law Students

Macintosh + Law School.

http://www.maclawstudents.com/blog/
  • May 20

    Official List of States that will Support ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac

    Official List of States that will Support ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac
    Here is the official list of states supporting the Mac version of ExamSoft’s test software: Alaska, Alabama, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut,  Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas,…
  • May 18

    Update on ExamSoft: Bars to use ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac

    Update on ExamSoft: Bars to use ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac
    Looks like most of the State Bar Examiners will allow the use of ExamSoft’s SofTest Mac. Dear Administrator, We’re very excited with the response we’ve received from Mac users at your school and we’d like to request your assistance in…
  • Feb 17

    “It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.”

    “It’s wonderful to have a beginner’s mind.”
    In 1996, Wired interviewed Steve Jobs. I gave that interview another look last night, and was startled (not for the first time) at how much he got right, and how much of the interview telegraphed things to come from Apple. “It’s wonderful…
Rank this Week: 230

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 311

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 1

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Reports that Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members are considering a rally in Columbia, South Carolina to support the controversial display of the confederate battle flag evokes…
  • Jun 30

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument at State Capitol Unconstitutional Under State Constitution

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument at State Capitol Unconstitutional Under State Constitution
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a relatively brief opinion today in Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, Oklahoma's highest court found that a Ten Commandments monument on the…
  • Jun 30

    Court Puts Union Fair Share on the Chopping Block

    Court Puts Union Fair Share on the Chopping Block
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today agreed to hear Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers Association, and certified the first question as "Should Abood be overruled?" The case is just the latest foray into the…
Rank this Week: 286

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
  • Jul 1

    Revisionsaufsicht über ausländische Unternehmen

    Revisionsaufsicht über ausländische Unternehmen
    Der Bundesrat hat die Botschaft für eine Änderung des Revisionsaufsichtsgesetzes im Zusammenhang mit der extraterritorialen Zuständigkeit der Revisionsaufsichtsbehörde (RAB) verabschiedet und gleichzeitig den…
  • Jul 1

    Bundesrat: Geänderte JSV und WZVV in Kraft gesetzt

    Bundesrat: Geänderte JSV und WZVV in Kraft gesetzt
    Einer Medienmitteilung vom 1. Juli 2015 ist zu entnehmen, dass der Bundesrat die revidierte Verordnung über die Jagd und den Schutz wildlebender Säugetiere und Vögel (JSV, SR 922.01) und die revidierte Verordnung über die…
  • Jul 1

    BR: Löschung ungerechtfertigter Zahlungsbefehle / Stellungnahme des BR

    BR: Löschung ungerechtfertigter Zahlungsbefehle / Stellungnahme des BR
    Der Bundesrat hat am 1. Juli 2015 Stellung genommen zum Bericht der Kommission für Rechtsfragen des Nationalrates vom 19. Februar 2015 betreffend die parlamentarische Initiative 09.530 «Löschung ungerechtfertigter…
Rank this Week: 320

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 1

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Kimberly Prost, the current UN Ombudsperson, will be leaving her post in mid-July when her term expires.   However, no replacement has been appointed, nor has the UN implemented a transition plan for…
  • Jun 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring…
  • Jun 28

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN

    A Bad Weekend at the Office for CNN
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller First it confused ISIS’s flag with a gay-pride flag depicting various sex toys: Then it placed Hong Kong somewhere in Brazil: Interested readers may want to apply for fact-checking positions at…
Rank this Week: 350

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

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

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 288

Lawyerist

Lawyerist

Covers law practice management, marketing, technology and legal careers.

http://lawyerist.com
  • Jul 1

    “I’m Convinced Avvo Sucks, but I Have No Problem Gaming Their System”

    “I’m Convinced Avvo Sucks, but I Have No Problem Gaming Their System”
    From /r/Lawyers (private): Post here if you are interested in sharing mutual endorsements on AVVO. There was interest in doing it in the other thread, so figured I’d set it up. I’m convinced AVVO sucks, but I have no problem…
  • Jul 1

    Stare Decisis (2015 Short-Fiction Contest Runner-Up)

    Stare Decisis (2015 Short-Fiction Contest Runner-Up)
    Greg Walkin’s short-story, “Barely Legal” is the runner-up in the second annual Lawyerist Short-Fiction Contest. The judge had already decided on leniency. The defendant’s attorney, perhaps…
  • Jun 30

    Meetup: Coffee Before the 2015 WSBA #SoloSmallFirm Conference

    Meetup: Coffee Before the 2015 WSBA #SoloSmallFirm Conference
    Please join me at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 9th, at Coeur Coffeehouse in Spokane, WA, to get fueled up for the WSBA Solo and Small Firm Conference with some high-test caffeinated beverages. It’s hard to judge coffee excellence from…
Rank this Week: 335

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 1

    Paul Bland Op-Ed on Womack-Graves Arbitration Amendment

    Paul Bland Op-Ed on Womack-Graves Arbitration Amendment
    Here. Excerpt: * * * Congressmen Steve Womack (AR-3) and Tom Graves (GA-14) wrote an amendment to an appropriations bill that ignores all the evidence in the [2015 CFPB Arbitration] report. Unsurprisingly, they both have received consistent…
  • Jul 1

    New York State and CFPB target student debt relief scam

    New York State and CFPB target student debt relief scam
    By guest blogger Jessica Ranucci New York state officials announced today that a student loan debt relief provider is shutting down operations after an investigation by the state’s Student Protection Unit. The company, Inveractiv…
  • Jul 1

    FDA looks to regulate liquid nicotine, e-cigarette

    FDA looks to regulate liquid nicotine, e-cigarette
    The Food and Drug Administration has issued an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking "seeking comments, data, research, and/or other information related to nicotine exposure warnings and child-resistant packaging for liquid nicotine,…
Rank this Week: 289

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich
    Today, the Supreme Court granted cert. in Friedrich's v. Cal. Teacher's Association. The issues presented are (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated…
  • Jun 29

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace
    Playing off of Rick's post below, there have been a number of negative experiences that transgender employees have shared concerning their treatment in the workplace. And, there has certainly been a tremendous amount of litigation in that…
Rank this Week: 295

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Lessons from FTC Enforcement Action

    Lessons from FTC Enforcement Action
    Yesterday the FTC released a guide for businesses based on lessons learned from the more than 50 reported FTC enforcement actions. This new guide, “Start With Security: A Guide For Business” outlines a general “standard…
  • Jun 30

    FCC to Initiate Privacy Rulemaking in “Autumn”

    FCC to Initiate Privacy Rulemaking in “Autumn”
     ISPs Subject to Enforcement of Morphing “Reasonable, Good Faith” Efforts in Interim At a speech at the Brookings Institution on Friday, Chairman Wheeler stated that the Commission intends to issue a Notice of Proposed…
  • Jun 23

    Oregon Expands Data Breach Law

    Oregon Expands Data Breach Law
    The modified law will expand the definition of personal information to include medical information and physical characteristics, and require notification to the state Attorney General. Businesses with customers in Oregon should take note, as…
Rank this Week: 339

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Dallas Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Discusses topics related to DWI, criminal defense, traffic tickets, CDL defense, open records, Texas laws, and the War on Drugs. By Robert Guest.

http://www.dallascriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?

    Is it a crime for a county clerk to refuse a marriage license to same sex couples?
    Now that gays are guaranteed the right to marry and protected by the US Constitution, would it be illegal for a county clerk to refuse to offer a gay couple a marriage license? Has Ken Paxton (our admitted felon AG) opened up county clerks…
  • Jun 22

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold

    New Texas Law Allows Bond For Blue Warrants/Parole Hold
    Oh the Blue Warrant, the enemy of all those who are on paper. A blue warrant is what we call a warrant issued for a parole violation. Allegedly, they used to be on blue paper, hence the name. Abbott’s magic pen recently signed SB790, so…
  • Jun 10

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test

    The Casebolt Rorsach Test
    You’d think we were all watching different videos given the reaction to the McKinney pool party videos. Conservatives and authoritarians lining up to defend Casebolt against the THUGS (which feels like a substitute for a racial slur)…
Rank this Week: 292

Juries

Juries

Discusses jury-related issues.

http://juries.typepad.com/juries/
  • Jul 1

    Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United State

    Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United State
    Michael Heyman Lost in Translation: Criminal Jury Trials in the United States Abstract: Two features of the jury instructions in the Trayvon Martin case combined to make acquittal a virtual certainty: The court's failure to instruct the jury…
  • Jun 30

    Verifying a Juror's Past

    Verifying a Juror's Past
    The article below examines the challenge of ensuring juror honesty during voir dire. I believe more and more attorneys will turn to investigating and monitoring jurors. Today's digital world has made it fairly easy to research someone's…
  • Jun 29

    The Summary Jury Solution -- Restoring the Seventh Amendment's Constitutional Checks and Balances Protection to the Summary Judgment Procedure in Federal Court

    The Summary Jury Solution -- Restoring the Seventh Amendment's Constitutional Checks and Balances Protection to the Summary Judgment Procedure in Federal Court
    Ralph Bryant The Summary Jury Solution -- Restoring the Seventh Amendment's Constitutional Checks and Balances Protection to the Summary Judgment Procedure in Federal Court Abstract: The strength of the United States Constitution lies not…
Rank this Week: 308

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/
Rank this Week: 327

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Jul 1

    Blog Post: New Rule Clarifies Federal Government Authority to Regulate Certain Bodies of Water

    Blog Post: New Rule Clarifies Federal Government Authority to Regulate Certain Bodies of Water
    By Brendan K. Collins and Michael C. Duffy The final Waters of the United States rule, jointly proposed by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers last spring, was signed on May 26, 2015, and aims to…
  • Jul 1

    Blog Post: Telecommunications Tax Litigation To Watch In 2015

    Blog Post: Telecommunications Tax Litigation To Watch In 2015
    Telecommunications tax litigation will be keeping attorneys busy on a global scale in 2015 as they watch disputes between Vodafone Group PLC, Nokia Oyj and tax authorities in India; wait to see how New York's expanded False Claims Act will…
  • Jun 30

    Blog Post: A FIP Primer for the Clean Power Plan

    Blog Post: A FIP Primer for the Clean Power Plan
    Much has been made of late about EPA’s authority to develop federal implementation plans (FIPs) to achieve the state-based GHG emissions reduction targets the agency is preparing to establish under Clean Power Plan. Led by Senator Mitch…
Rank this Week: 331

Southern California Defense Blog

Southern California Defense Blog

Covers criminal defense law issues and topics. Published by Southern California criminal defense law corporation, Wallin & Klarich.

http://www.southerncaliforniadefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 283

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

Miami Florida Bankruptcy Law

By Jordan E. Bublick.

http://jbublick.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Introduction to Chapter 13

    Introduction to Chapter 13
    A chapter 13 case is started by filing a petition with the Bankruptcy Court along with the schedules and statements that explain the person's financial situation. Under chapter 13, the debtor must submit a plan or reorganization to provide…
  • Jun 30

    Choice of Law in a Bankruptcy Case

    Choice of Law in a Bankruptcy Case
    When a person files for bankruptcy in Florida and owes a gambling debt in Nevada, which states' law apply in determining whether the claim on the gambling debt should be allowed or whether it is dischargeable or nondischargeable?  A 2006…
  • Jun 30

    "Foreclosure Defense" - Time to Review Assumptions?

    "Foreclosure Defense" - Time to Review Assumptions?
    The issuance by the Floirda Third District Court of Appeals in Miami of the recent decision in Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas, etc. v. Harry Beauvais, et al., Case No. 3D14-575, may be an appropriate time to review what actions a Miami…
Rank this Week: 300

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 1

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal
    On Monday's Addendum Episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we delved more into Jay's statement that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School on January 13, 1999, where he saw his girlfriend Stephanie. Specifically, we talked about the notes…
  • Jun 30

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen
    Today, Adnan Syed filed his Motion to Re-Open Postconviction Proceedings. As should be clear to the readers of this blog, I agree with many of the arguments made in the motion: -It is "in the interests of justice" to reopen...
  • Jun 30

    The Defense Failed to Contact Adnan's Track Teammate Will, a Potential Alibi Witne

    The Defense Failed to Contact Adnan's Track Teammate Will, a Potential Alibi Witne
    This seems huge to me. Yesterday, I posted an entry which discussed how Adnan's defense team failed to contact his track teammates until after October 16, 1999. But what if it turns out that at least some of these track...
Rank this Week: 285

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/
  • Jul 1

    The Banality of Samantha Hill

    The Banality of Samantha Hill
    Apparently I was mistaken.I was deeply moved by the families of the victims of the Charleston killings.  I thought it a wondrous thing, not to forget, but to forgive.  To return mercy for hatred.  That's a theme here, of…
  • Jun 30

    1 +1 +1 +1 +1 = 5

    1 +1 +1 +1 +1 = 5
    I have spent a lot of time in the last week speaking with people who had the good sense not to go to law school.  Bright people.  Educated people, many of them.  Folks who know more, far more, than the general public about our…
  • Jun 26

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i

    It depends on what the meaning of the word "is" i
    For the last couple of days, I've been attending the annual conference of Reform Sex Offender Laws. RSOL brings together lawyers, scholars, activists, sex offenders and, especially, the unrecognized victims of the crimes of sex offenders,…
Rank this Week: 354

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 1

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage
    From ABC News: Thousands of people in Puerto Rico celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow gay marriage as authorities rushed to approve legislation extending marriage rights in the socially conservative U.S. territory. Just…
  • Jun 30

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law
    From The Wall Street Journal: The New York state Senate passed sweeping revisions Wednesday to alimony laws that change how some payments are set and eliminate a long-debated requirement that judges calculate the lifetime value of a license…
  • Jun 29

    Kansas Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure Delayed by Judge

    Kansas Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure Delayed by Judge
    From The New York Times: A Kansas state judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new law that would have banned the most common method of abortion in the second trimester. The law, adopted in April and the first of its...
Rank this Week: 324

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
Rank this Week: 353

California Corporate & Securities…

California Corporate & Securities Law

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

http://calcorporatelaw.com/
  • Jul 1

    Why Foreign Corporations Might Not Care Where You Live

    Why Foreign Corporations Might Not Care Where You Live
    I noticed the following description of California’s principal “pseudo-foreign” corporation statute in a recently filed registration statement: Section 2115(b) of the California Corporations Code imposes certain requirements…
  • Jun 30

    Unwaivable Statutes May Doom Forum Selection Provision

    Unwaivable Statutes May Doom Forum Selection Provision
    Nearly four years ago, I wrote this post asking whether California’s anti-waiver statute voids choice of forum agreements.  The statute in question was California Corporations Code Section 25701 which provides: Any condition,…
  • Jun 29

    New LLC Is Not Delivered By Sale Membership Interest

    New LLC Is Not Delivered By Sale Membership Interest
    Readers of this blog should be well aware of California’s general antipathy to covenants not to compete.  See The Point Of An Unenforceable Noncompete May Be Very Sharp Indeed,Covenants Not To Compete – Fourth DCA…
Rank this Week: 306

Inforrm's Blog

Inforrm's Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 290

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 30

    New Oxford Review

    New Oxford Review
    While it is tempting to align with the Copperheads, the Northern anti-war and anti-Lincoln Democrats who sympathized with the South, by doing so one runs headlong into true detestation of slavery. A similar contradiction manifests itself when…
  • Jun 30

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance
    Who doesn’t love a well-aged Porterhouse steak or an 18-month aged slice of prosciutto? Perhaps that’s what Chinese smugglers who were caught selling 40-year old frozen meat were thinking. Chinese officials found and confiscated…
  • Jun 30

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New
    The celestial highlight of the month is actually a drama that has been building all through June: The two brightest planets in our sky — Venus and Jupiter — have been slowly approaching each other. via www.nbcnews.com I saw it...
Rank this Week: 352

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

The Kielich Law Firm Blog

Covers employment law, personal injury and family law issues related to Texas and federal law.

http://kielichlawfirm.com/blog
  • Jun 30

    Fort Worth Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County

    Fort Worth Uncontested Divorce Lawyer on Uncontested Divorce in Tarrant County
    Uncontested divorces are common in Tarrant County at the family courts in downtown Fort Worth. Often spouses are able to resolve the issues in their divorce without the burden of an expensive and long divorce. For those people, an uncontested…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court rules Same Sex Marriage legal in all state

    Supreme Court rules Same Sex Marriage legal in all state
    In a long anticipated decision the Supreme Court of the United States held that same sex marriage bans violate the Fourteenth Amendment of the U.S. constitution and must be overturned. This decision in Obergefell v. Hodges paves the way for…
  • Jun 20

    Why the Texas Supreme Court did not authorize same-sex marriage under Texas law

    Why the Texas Supreme Court did not authorize same-sex marriage under Texas law
    On Friday, June 19 the Supreme Court of Texas published its opinion in Texas v. Naylor (Naylor) in a same sex divorce granted by a Travis County District Court upholding the divorce against an attempted intervention by the Texas Attorney…
Rank this Week: 293

The Greatest American Lawyer

The Greatest American Lawyer

Covers alternative billing, marketing, office space and small office technology.

http://greatestamericanlawyer.typepad.com/greatest_american_lawyer/
  • Jun 30

    How to Be a Resource

    How to Be a Resource
    Building a ‘I want to be a resource” as part of the culture for your law firm is simple. Make incentives for people to help regardless of how busy they are.
  • Mar 22

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday

    Newsletter Unsubscribe Friday
    Most people don't really understand the CAN-SPAM Act or spam laws. As long as the header and other information is not misleading in the email, and you provide for an opt-out, you are likely not in violation of most spam...
  • Mar 5

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning

    One Lawyer’s Perspective: Getting organized in the morning
    There are so many ways to get organized. Software technology creates all sorts of lists, tasks, categories, tabs, flags, reminders…and on and on and on. But sometimes it is easy for a lawyer to get lost in all the various...
Rank this Week: 332

Lawsuit Information Center

Lawsuit Information Center

Covers auto and truck accident, medical malpractice and products liability issues. By the Law Offices of Miller and Zois, LLC.

http://www.accidentinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 30

    Bellwether Xarelto Cases To Go Forward in August 2016

    Bellwether Xarelto Cases To Go Forward in August 2016
    Frequent readers of this blog will be aware of the litigation against Bayer/Johnson & Johnson regarding their drug Xarelto. The cases are consolidated in federal court as Multidistrict Litigation (MDL), and the presiding judge is moving…
  • Jun 25

    Changes to the FRCP, Potential Discovery Implication

    Changes to the FRCP, Potential Discovery Implication
    Big changes are coming to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. A few of these changes make some pretty significant amendments to language in the discovery rules. Depending on how they are applied and interpreted, there is real potential for…
  • Jun 24

    MDL Requested in Power Morcellator Case

    MDL Requested in Power Morcellator Case
    Around 22 complaints involving power morcellators are pending in 16 different U.S. federal courts around the country. Plaintiffs are now requesting a federal judge to centralize proceedings for Multidistrict Litigation (MDL). I touched on the…
Rank this Week: 296

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC…

Erik M Pelton & Associates, PLLC Blog

Trademark, brand and social media news, analysis and tips.

http://www.erikpelton.com/resources/
  • Jun 30

    Protecting your trademark on social media

    Protecting your trademark on social media
    A few basic tips for protecting trademarks on social media platforms: Register your trademark(s) with the USPTO. Sign up for usernames on all the major social media platforms that correspond with your main trademarks, even if you have no…
  • Jun 29

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo

    Creative trademark usage: Travelers Championship golf tournament and the red umbrella logo
    Travelers insurance features a red umbrella logo. The logo is nice – simple and unique. And suggestive of providing protection and cover. Travelers has used it for over 50 years. I flipped past the Travelers Championship golf…
  • Jun 18

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other

    Multiple “Caitlyn Jenner” trademarks filed by E! television and other
    As noted here frequently, pop culture can often drive trademark filings. Caitlyn Jenner, formerly Bruce Jenner, has certainly been in the news a lot recently, including a much-discussed Vanity Fair cover. And in recent weeks, multiple…
Rank this Week: 280

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Oregon Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injuries to minors, medical malpractice, motor vehicle accidents, nursing home abuse & neglect, premises liability, products liability, and wrongful death. By Matthew D. Kaplan.

http://www.oregoninjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 29

    Government and Google Team Up to Prevent Rail Crossing Accident

    Government and Google Team Up to Prevent Rail Crossing Accident
    Today the federal government is announcing a partnership with Google aimed at preventing accidents at railroad crossings, according to the New York Times. The newspaper reports that the Federal Railroad Administration will work with the tech…
  • Jun 28

    Oregon Car Crash Leaves One Dead Near Tillamook

    Oregon Car Crash Leaves One Dead Near Tillamook
    A three-vehicle Oregon car accident near Tillamook this weekend took the life of a 79 year old man from Aloha, Oregon in Washington County. The Oregonian, citing the Oregon State Police, reports that the accident took place on State Route 6…
  • Jun 23

    Senate Hearing is Latest Twist in Takata Recall Saga

    Senate Hearing is Latest Twist in Takata Recall Saga
    On the eve of a US Senate hearing focused on the Takata airbag recall, Senate Democrats have issued “a 45-page report into the nation’s largest-ever recall of about 34 million vehicles by 11 automakers for air bags that can…
Rank this Week: 305

Underdog Blog

Underdog Blog

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

http://katzjustice.com/underdog/
  • Jun 29

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software

    This blog will be inactive for a short time while we transition to new blog software
    To Underdog Blog's readers:   For as many as a few weeks, I will be away from posting blog entries while we transition to new WordPress blog software that is more user friendly.   My current, now-outdated blog software has bugs…
  • Jun 24

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.

    Engage and do not resist in life and the battleground.
    By Fairfax/Northern Virginia Criminal Defense/DWI lawyer Jon Katz. Pursuing the best outcome for felonies, misdemeanors, drugs, marijuana, sex crimes, prostitution, weapons, assault, and all other alleged crimes.  Do we get angry…
  • Jun 23

    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new webdesign and blog software.

    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new webdesign and blog software.
    Some hiccups are in my blog formatting as I transition to a new, more user-friendly and tablet/smartphone-responsive integrated webdesign and blog platform, to launch this summer, with the help of my new webmaster and my web sitehost.…
Rank this Week: 348

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

New Jersey Employment Law Blog

Covers CEPA/whistleblower, ERISA, non-compete agreements, sexual harassment, Title VII, USERRA and workers compensation. By Steinberg Law Offices.

http://employment.lawfirmnewjersey.com/
  • Jun 29

    3rd Circuit Adopts Catalyst Theory for Attorney's Fees in ERISA Case

    3rd Circuit Adopts Catalyst Theory for Attorney's Fees in ERISA Case
    Many employment law statutes are so-called "fee-shifting" laws.  This means that the prevailing party in litigation can be reimbursed by the loser, under standards that the courts have established to determine what amount of…
  • Jun 22

    Nothing Relevant from Supreme Court in Employment Law Today

    Nothing Relevant from Supreme Court in Employment Law Today
    We are winding down to the close of the US Supreme Court's Term, and the Court just finished announcing its opinions and orders.  The two big cases that will affect the employment landscape, the ACA (Obamacare) and same-sex marriage…
  • Jun 16

    Singin' the Blues About the "Blue Pencil"

    Singin' the Blues About the "Blue Pencil"
    I just stumbled across this post from the Franchise Law Update blog. It deals with a recent decision from the Nebraska Supreme Court that invalidated the non-compete provision of a franchise agreement.  The court in Unlimited…
Rank this Week: 358

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the Week of June 29, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Missouri jail moves to video-only visits; fee will be charged to visitors Next Fight for Gay Rights: Bias in Jobs and Housing Ken Paxton, Texas official, says state clerks can deny…
  • Jun 23

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015

    140Law - Legal Headlines for the week of June 22, 2015
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter:Lester Holt Reflects on His Rise to NBC’s Anchor ChairOntario man exonerated 45 years after being wrongly convicted of killing his wifeWoman accused of streaming live sex…
  • Jun 22

    Mindfulness for Lawyers Goes Mainstream

    Mindfulness for Lawyers Goes Mainstream
    The Wall Street Journal, of all places, had a feature this week on the increasing prevalence – and acceptance – of mindfulness training for lawyers.In Lawyers Go Zen, With Few Objections, writer Jacob Gershman delivers…
Rank this Week: 336

Saxe Envirolaw News

Saxe Envirolaw News

Features environmental law updates on climate change, compliance, and pesticides. By Dianne Saxe.

http://envirolaw.com
  • Jun 29

    Fisheries Act convictions for discharging drinking water

    Fisheries Act convictions for discharging drinking water
    Two Alberta construction companies have been convicted under the Fisheries Act for rupturing municipal water mains, discharging chlorinated drinking water into storm sewers and fish habitat. Treated municipal drinking water is harmful to…
  • Jun 25

    Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer

    Purchaser of contaminated site loses case against own lawyer
    Mr. Yang was satisfied with the extent of his knowledge about the environmental condition of the property, and, notwithstanding the advice of his counsel, was unwilling to conduct any further investigations Read Purchaser of contaminated site…
  • Jun 23

    Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill: State consent order

    Enbridge Kalamazoo oil spill: State consent order
    How are major oil spill claims handled in the US? For a fascinating glimpse across the border, Enbridge-consent-judgment is a copy of the multimillion dollar consent order between the State of Michigan and Enbridge over the billion dollar,…
Rank this Week: 303

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer…

Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers motorcycle accidents and rider safety. By Elman Law Group LLC.

http://www.chicagomotorcycleaccidentlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Two Fatal Motorcycle Accidents In Peoria County

    Two Fatal Motorcycle Accidents In Peoria County
    There were two motorcycle accidents in Peoria County over the weekend, from which three people died. The two accidents are discussed in the June 28, 2015 pjstar.com article titled “Third motorcycle fatality reported in Peoria County…
  • Jun 28

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Cicero, Illinoi

    Fatal Motorcycle Crash In Cicero, Illinoi
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident Saturday afternoon (June 27, 2015) in Cicero, Illinois. Details on the accident – and specifically its causes – appear limited at this time. According to Cicero Police, the accident happened…
  • Jun 28

    Fatal Eisenhower Expressway Motorcycle Crash Near Westchester

    Fatal Eisenhower Expressway Motorcycle Crash Near Westchester
    There was a fatal motorcycle accident early this morning (June 28, 2015) on the Eisenhower Expressway (I-290) near Westchester. According to the Illinois State Police (ISP), shortly before 2 a.m. they responded to a crash involving multiple…
Rank this Week: 333

Divorce: New York

Divorce: New York

By Neil Cahn, PLLC.

http://www.divorceny.com/
  • Jun 28

    Legislature Passes Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Formula

    Legislature Passes Spousal Maintenance (Alimony) Formula
    On June 24, 2015, the New York State Senate passed Bill A7645-2015 relating to the duration and amount of temporary and post-divorce spousal maintenance. The bill passed the State Assembly on June 15th. It awaits approval by Governor Cuomo.…
  • Jun 23

    Stipulations Resolving Divorce Actions Need Not Be Acknowledged

    Stipulations Resolving Divorce Actions Need Not Be Acknowledged
    Among their powers notaries public administer oaths and receive and certify acknowledgments or proof of deeds and other instruments in writing (Executive Law §135). An acknowledgement provides proof of the identity of the purported…
  • Jun 21

    Child Support and the Re-Unemancipated Child

    Child Support and the Re-Unemancipated Child
    At 18, the child becomes and adult. The parents no longer have custody. However, in New York, the parents’ duty to support does not end until the 21st birthday. On other other hand, the parents’ duty to support may be relieved if…
Rank this Week: 304

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Austin Immigration Lawyer Blog

Covers immigration news and family-based immigration law. By Lyttle Law Firm, PLLC.

http://www.austinimmigrationlawyerblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Department of Homeland Security Designates Nepal for Temporary Protected Statu

    Department of Homeland Security Designates Nepal for Temporary Protected Statu
    For undocumented immigrants, the nature of their status can pose considerable problems for them over the course of their stay in the United States. Fortunately, there are a few things that immigrants can do to address this concern. One of the…
  • Jun 25

    Supreme Court Denies U.S. Citizen’s Entry Visa Appeal for Afghan Husband

    Supreme Court Denies U.S. Citizen’s Entry Visa Appeal for Afghan Husband
    Several immigrants want to live in the United States but the encompassing authority of the U.S. government to deny them entry is a major hindrance to their dreams and ambitions. While there are a number of ways that undocumented immigrants…
  • Jun 22

    Immigrant Reveals Negative Treatment from Authorities in Texas Detention Center

    Immigrant Reveals Negative Treatment from Authorities in Texas Detention Center
    Several undocumented immigrants attempt to enter the United States every year only to be caught by immigration authorities. More often than not, most of these cases are brought to detention facilities until they are deported back to their…
Rank this Week: 298

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

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

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • Jun 25

    6 Take-Aways From Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career

    6 Take-Aways From Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career
    On Monday June 22nd I had the pleasure of listening to Professor Scott Westfahl, Faculty Director of Harvard Law School Executive Education as he shared his advice on taking leadership roles and achieving success. Here are 6 take-aways from…
  • Jun 24

    Hoping to apply to law school early? What actually is early?

    Hoping to apply to law school early? What actually is early?
    Many people know that law schools use a rolling admissions process, which means that schools consider applicants in batches as the applications arrive. Thus, when an application comes in at the beginning of the application period (in the fall…
  • Jun 24

    Recap: Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career

    Recap: Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career
    If you couldn't tune in to Ms JD and Paul Hasting's national event Stand Up: Taking Leadership Initiative to Accelerate Your Career, check out the recap below to see what you missed!     [View the story "Recap: Stand Up: Taking…
Rank this Week: 297

Mandelman Matters

Mandelman Matters

Covers the foreclosure crisis. By Martin Andelman.

http://mandelman.ml-implode.com
Rank this Week: 312