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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 22

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    The American Lawyer, The Churn: Sam Maruca (IRS) to Covington & Burling The Atlantic, The Tax Dodge That Has Plagued the U.S. for More Than a Decade Bloomberg, BofA Mortgage Settlement Leads to Calls for Borrower Tax Relief Bloomberg, Lew…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup
    Johannes Becker (University of Cologne) & Ronald Davies (University College Dublin), A Negotiation-Based Model of Tax-Induced Transfer Pricing Joshua Blank (NYU) & Ruth Mason (Virginia), United States National Report on Exchange of…
  • Aug 22

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Susan Apel (Vermont), Career Mentoring: I Made a Mistake, Or Not Charleston Post and Courier, Charleston School of Law Kicks Off New Year Amid Uncertainty Over Ownership ExamSoft, July Bar Update Rebecca Flanagan (UMass), The Kids Aren't…
Rank this Week: 2

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Aug 22

    Brain Rebound? Are High LSAT Scorers Coming Back To Law School?

    Brain Rebound? Are High LSAT Scorers Coming Back To Law School?
    Perhaps we've finally plugged the brain drain away from law schools.
  • Aug 22

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.22.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.22.14
    * A Maryland judge ordered a court officer to deliver an electrical shock to a defendant. What the hell? [Baltimore Post-Examiner] * Be less of a lawyer. [Medium] * New York agrees to pay out $10 million to wrongfully convicted man. He may be…
  • Aug 22

    Stat Of The Week: Women Partner

    Stat Of The Week: Women Partner
    Stat of the Week about women partners at Am Law 50 firms.
Rank this Week: 3

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 22

    Miller on Conflicted Fiduciarie

    Miller on Conflicted Fiduciarie
    Paul B. Miller (McGill University Faculty of Law) has posted Multiple Loyalties and the Conflicted Fiduciary (Queen's Law Journal, Vol. 40, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fiduciary loyalty is usually understood as implying an…
  • Aug 22

    Dudziak on War & Peace in Time & Space

    Dudziak on War & Peace in Time & Space
    Mary L. Dudziak (Emory University School of Law) has posted War and Peace in Time and Space (Seattle University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay is a critical reflection on peace, written for a symposium...
  • Aug 22

    Eagle on Waterfront Taking

    Eagle on Waterfront Taking
    Josh Eagle (University of South Carolina - School of Law) has posted The Lost Takings Test on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent decades, the Supreme Court has used oceanfront property as a principal vehicle for the development of...
Rank this Week: 5

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 22

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Busy day. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 22

    James Foley Killing: Knife Switch?

    James Foley Killing: Knife Switch?
    On James Foley, I think it's odd that the knife in the ISIS guy's hands in the execution video doesn't match the one on the ground next to Foley's body after he is killed. And we don't see the ISIS guy actually cutting Foley.... [[ This is a…
  • Aug 21

    ISIS' Final Email to James Foley Family: Filled With Threats to America

    ISIS' Final Email to James Foley Family: Filled With Threats to America
    Here is the final email ISIS sent to the family of journalist James Wright Foley, who was executed this week. As for the reasons for disclosing it: The Foley family has agreed to release the email from Foley’s captors. GlobalPost has…
Rank this Week: 6

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 22

    California AG to appeal death penalty ruling

    California AG to appeal death penalty ruling
    [JURIST] California Attorney General Kamala Harris [official website] announced [press release] Thursday that she will appeal a recent ruling [JURIST report] striking down California's death penalty. A judge for the US District Court for the…
  • Aug 22

    UN reports 191,000 dead in Syria conflict

    UN reports 191,000 dead in Syria conflict
    [JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] reported [report, PDF] Friday that at least 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict —almost double the number from last year's report.…
  • Aug 22

    Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
    [JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Florida's ban on same-sax marriage is unconstitutional and the state must recognize same-sex couples that…
Rank this Week: 7

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 10

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Woman Gets 3 Year Prison Sentence for Defrauding Lender

    Woman Gets 3 Year Prison Sentence for Defrauding Lender
    Soo Kyung Hong, aka Maria Hong, 48, Los Angeles, California, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for orchestrating a scheme that led to the fraudulent purchase of four properties worth more than $2 million. The defendant was…
  • Aug 22

    Woman Sent to Prison for Fraudulent REO Purchase Scheme

    Woman Sent to Prison for Fraudulent REO Purchase Scheme
    Daniela Spiridon, 43, St. Charles, Missouri, was sentenced to 78 months in prison involving a real estate scheme related to the purchase and sale of REO properties. In addition to the prison sentence, she was also ordered to pay $2,499,988…
  • Aug 22

    Man Admits Giving Buyers Undisclosed Incentives and Kickback

    Man Admits Giving Buyers Undisclosed Incentives and Kickback
    Brandon Bolger, 40, Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire, mail and bank fraud for failing to disclose to purchasers’ mortgage lenders material facts about the financing of the sale of condominium units. Bolger…
Rank this Week: 11

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Aug 22

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian
    ‘Barnet council took the landlord of a house in Sunningfields Road, Hendon, to court after discovering he was renting a room which could not be accessed standing up. The head height along the course of the staircase was between 0.7m…
  • Aug 22

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New
    ‘A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.’ Full story BBC News, 22nd August 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Aug 22

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian
    ‘EDF Energy is to pay out £3m to benefit “vulnerable customers” after an investigation by the energy industry watchdog Ofgem found that the company had breached complaint handling rules.’ Full story The Guardian,…
Rank this Week: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Aug 22

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?
    Open carry of a handgun is legal in most states without a special permit. Here's a map of where open carry of a handgun is legal.
  • Aug 22

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?
    Open carry of a handgun is legal in most states without a special permit. Here's a map of where open carry of a handgun is legal.
  • Aug 22

    What Monkey Selfies, Elephant Art, Catchphrases and DNA Have in Common

    What Monkey Selfies, Elephant Art, Catchphrases and DNA Have in Common
    The U.S. Copyright Office this week unveiled a draft of its latest administrative manual, a 1,222-page guide for agency staff, applicants, courts, lawyers and scholars or anybody who has a question about copyright procedures and practices but…
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Aug 22

    "The Debt Penalty: Exposing the Financial Barriers to Offender Reintegration"

    "The Debt Penalty: Exposing the Financial Barriers to Offender Reintegration"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper authored by Douglas Evans with the Center for Research and Evaluation at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Here is the paper's summary: Financial debt associated...
  • Aug 22

    California Attorney General seeking appeal in Jones v. Chappell capital case

    California Attorney General seeking appeal in Jones v. Chappell capital case
    As reported in this Los Angeles Times piece, headlined "California AG Kamala Harris to appeal ruling against death penalty," the Ninth Circuit will now be called upon to consider the remarkable decision last month by U.S. District…
  • Aug 22

    "It’s Time to Overhaul Clemency"

    "It’s Time to Overhaul Clemency"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent New York Times editorial. Though I wish the headline was something more like "Prez Obama sucks for failing to overhaul clemency during his six years on the job," I...
Rank this Week: 14

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    MEXICOCINA!

    MEXICOCINA!
    "This from a man (child) who has eaten Mexican food in six Mexican States, spent decades convinced that good Mexican food in the USA was only obtainable in states that shared a border with Mexico, and was married to a Mexican woman for…
  • Aug 22

    CYBERGOTH COMPANION?

    CYBERGOTH COMPANION?
    @ Newark Airport
  • Aug 22

    FLYING GRAVE DIGGER!

    FLYING GRAVE DIGGER!
    MONSTER JAM! @ BB&T Center
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Aug 22

    The Con Law Conundrum

    The Con Law Conundrum
    The question: to con law or not to con law? The context: Steve Bainbridge responding to Anne Tucker's post on...
  • Aug 21

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?
    This week’s Economist has a column praising my UCLAW colleague Stephen Bainbridge’s and University of Chicago law professor Todd Henderson’s...
  • Aug 20

    Trying To Understand New York State's Regulation Of Busine

    Trying To Understand New York State's Regulation Of Busine
    You'd think that the state that's home to the center of American business would take a Delaware-style light touch approach...
Rank this Week: 17

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 21

    Labor Law Roundup

    Labor Law Roundup
    Some recent news and stories of interest: The Nation reports on attempts by workers of a major packing company to highlight poor working conditions and union busting to improve their plight appeal to the good-employer image of Costco, which…
  • Aug 21

    Call for Papers: AALS Poverty Law Section

    Call for Papers: AALS Poverty Law Section
    Annie Smith (University of Arkansas) sends along this call for papers for the AALS Poverty Law Section, who will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting...
  • Aug 20

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)
    An important aspect of the job for most employees is the retirement package offered by our employers. As many of us know, most corporations are moving away from a traditional pension-based system to the more common employee-savings based…
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    The NYT blithely dispenses with Scott Walker as a GOP presidential candidate.

    The NYT blithely dispenses with Scott Walker as a GOP presidential candidate.
    The column is "Taking Account of Republican Presidential Contenders," by Albert R. Hunt, which begins with the assertion that this year "hasn’t been so kind to... Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin." That's backed up only with this:Mr.…
  • Aug 22

    Before the performance...

    Before the performance...
    ... of "Travesties" at the American Players Theater the other night. This play was so good — as a text and as a performance — that the next day I bought tickets to see it again. And I also bought tickets to see "The Importance of…
  • Aug 22

    Neurocinematics.

    Neurocinematics.
    The science of why people cry at movies is deployed to design movies that will make people cry.If movie makers could really figure this out decisively, would you go to movies or avoid them? I'm very resistant to manipulation when I perceive…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 22

    Estate Planning Under New York's Tax Law

    Estate Planning Under New York's Tax Law
    Previously in New York, estates worth one million or less were exempt for New York tax. Presently, the exemption is $2,062,500. It increases to $3.125 million in 2015, $4,187,500 in 2016 and $5.250 million in 2017. If you die leaving...
  • Aug 22

    New Law Urges Samsung to Spend

    New Law Urges Samsung to Spend
    Samsung Electronics Co. is sitting on a cash pile that is 58 percent larger than Apple Inc.’s treasure chest. The message to South Korea’s biggest company is “use it or lose it.” The government of President Park Geun Hye published...
  • Aug 22

    Understanding FATCA

    Understanding FATCA
    Enacted in 2010, the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) is America’s global tax law. Not only does FATCA effect Americans, but its impact on the world is most astounding. FATCA requires foreign banks to reveal Americans with…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste
    Francesco Silvestri (Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Universita di Ferrara) describes Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste. ABSTRACT: The article focuses on the European Union Municipal…
  • Aug 20

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER
    Thore Holm, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Carsten Steinhagen, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat and Jens-Peter Loy, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Thomas Glauben Leibniz-Insititute IAMO analyze COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED…
  • Aug 20

    Administrative Antitrust

    Administrative Antitrust
    Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law has written on Administrative Antitrust. Worth downloading! ABSTRACT: Antitrust has long been treated as exceptional by the courts. This article argues that the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Federal Agencies Act To Expand Exemptions To Contraceptive Madate For Religious Objector

    Federal Agencies Act To Expand Exemptions To Contraceptive Madate For Religious Objector
    Federal agencies today issued two relases on changes to the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act.  The first Release adopts interim final rules for non-profit religious charities and educational instituitons that…
  • Aug 22

    Summary Contempt Finding For Wearing Religious Head Covering Reversed

    Summary Contempt Finding For Wearing Religious Head Covering Reversed
    Without reaching the free exercise issue, in State of New Jersey v, Graham, (NJ App., Aug. 12, 2014), the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division held that a municipal court judge acted improperly in summarily holding a defendant…
  • Aug 22

    Trial Court Strikes Down North Carolina School Voucher Program

    Trial Court Strikes Down North Carolina School Voucher Program
    In North Carolina yesterday, a state trial court judge struck down on state constitutional grounds North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program. As reported by Reuters, Judge Robert Hobgood ruled that the voucher program diverts funds…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Aug 22

    Number of FAR Forms in First Distribution Over Time

    Number of FAR Forms in First Distribution Over Time
    The first distribution of the FAR AALS forms came out this week. Here are the number of FAR forms in the first distribution for each year since 2009. (All information obtained from various blog posts and blog comments over the years and not…
  • Aug 22

    An Update on the "Satanic Black Mass" Story

    An Update on the "Satanic Black Mass" Story
    For students of law and religion, not to mention the much larger audience that likes stories about replevin, the story about the planned Satanic "black Mass" at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall has been very interesting.…
  • Aug 22

    Talking about free speech or talking about racial justice?

    Talking about free speech or talking about racial justice?
    The focus of public and media conversation on Ferguson has shfted. We are talking less about the triggering events--the possible murder/possible unconstitutionally excessive police shooting of Michael Brown,(*) the underlying racial…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

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

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
  • Aug 22

    CFP: Asia Pacific Law Review

    CFP: Asia Pacific Law Review
    Asia Pacific Law Review (APLR) welcomes high-quality original papers from academics, practitioners, researchers, and other people all over the world who have expertise in the relevant fields. Previous contributors of APLR include leading…
  • Aug 22

    Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure – Duck Key, FL

    Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure – Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for an upcoming LEC Workshop for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on the Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure. The workshop…
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 22

    Tennessee Inmates File Suit Over Electric Chair Legislation

    Tennessee Inmates File Suit Over Electric Chair Legislation
    "Death row inmates sue to stop electric chair ‘torture’," is by Brian Haas at the Tennessean. A group of 10 death row inmates suing over lethal injection in Tennessee argued on Friday that the state’s backup plan -- the…
  • Aug 22

    Additional Coverage of Dr. Mark Dershwitz

    Additional Coverage of Dr. Mark Dershwitz
    The Guardian posts, "US executions face more uncertainty as expert refuses to defend drug protocols," by Jessica Glenza. The decision of America’s leading expert on lethal injection drugs to stop offering court testimony has left at…
  • Aug 22

    An OpEd by Michael Morton on the Todd Willingham Case

    An OpEd by Michael Morton on the Todd Willingham Case
    "Prosecutors are not above the law," is the title of Michael Morton's OpEd in today's Dallas Morning News. Three years ago, I sat in a Texas prison cell despite DNA evidence that proved my innocence. The prosecutor who had the...
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Intellectual Property For Economic Development: a new book

    Intellectual Property For Economic Development: a new book
    Intellectual Property For Economic Development is yet another title from the seemingly inexhaustible source of IP-related literature that is Edward Elgar Publishing.  This tome is edited by a three-person team consisting of Sanghoon…
  • Aug 19

    Once upon a time, in a faraway time-warp: a Kat relates his IP PhD experience

    Once upon a time, in a faraway time-warp: a Kat relates his IP PhD experience
    Eleonora's earlier post, "It's a wonderful (PhD) life ... Oh wait: is it?", here, promised that this Kat would say a bit about his own postgraduate experiences -- so here they are!  He enrolled for a PhD in October 1973, submitted it in…
  • Aug 19

    Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again

    Passing off wins the day: fake Patent Office scammers pay up, promise not to do it again
    Passing off, like the horse-and-buggy, might look quaintbut can get you there in the end"Intellectual Property Office succeeds in passing off claim" is surely the news story that sets all hearts a-flutter in government patent offices, trade…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 22

    The Friday Fillip: Paris, the Sights, Sounds . . . and Smell

    The Friday Fillip: Paris, the Sights, Sounds . . . and Smell
    It’s still August, which means that the locals have left the city and not yet returned — a great time to visit Paris. What’s that you say? It’s just not possible at the moment for you to hop on a plane and plunk…
  • Aug 22

    The Las Vegas System

    The Las Vegas System
    My criminal law professor was the stuff of nightmares. His name was Christo Lassiter and prior to joining the legal acadme, he was a prosecutor for the United States Marine Corps JAGs. Imagine The Paper Chase’s Prof. Kingsfield with the…
  • Aug 21

    Why Checks and Balances Must Come First

    Why Checks and Balances Must Come First
    In my last post, I posed a question to readers: Do we need a global digital bill of rights? It was also the topic of a fascinating panel discussion I moderated in at the CBA’s CLC in St. John’s last week. Perhaps predictably,…
Rank this Week: 29

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 31

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Aug 22

    Illinois Chancellor Wise is a fucking craven idiot and coward...

    Illinois Chancellor Wise is a fucking craven idiot and coward...
    ...and I'm delighted that my disrespectful and demeaning speech makes me unappointable at the University of Illinois, where the First Amendment no longer applies. This commentary on her disgraceful letter is apt and I endorse everything Mr.…
  • Aug 22

    Suggestions about what to do next re: Illinois?

    Suggestions about what to do next re: Illinois?
    The University's conduct is so clearly illegal that I really did not see these egregious statements from the Chancellor and the Board coming. That the Chancellor of a major research university in what is a politically moderate (even liberal…
  • Aug 22

    It's official: the Chancellor of the University of Illinois does not understand either the First Amendment or academic freedom

    It's official: the Chancellor of the University of Illinois does not understand either the First Amendment or academic freedom
    A lawsuit is now inevitable, and it will presumably have a defamation claim added to the constitutional and contractual claims. The Chancellor should resign: she's a disgrace. I again urge other philosophers to join the boycott. It gives me…
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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Aug 22

    A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed

    A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed
    Arguing that lower federal courts have “subverted” the Supreme Court’s decision last year on same-sex marriage, a Virginia court clerk on Friday filed his own petition – the second filing seeking a ruling on the…
  • Aug 22

    Rules for birth-control mandate after Hobby Lobby (UPDATED)

    Rules for birth-control mandate after Hobby Lobby (UPDATED)
    UPDATE 5:27 p.m.  The proposed new rules have now been published by the government.  The revisions for profit-making businesses are here, and for non-profit organizations are here. ———- The Obama administration,…
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beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 22

    Evaluation of Systematic Trading Program

    Evaluation of Systematic Trading Program
    Munenzon, Mikhail, Evaluation of Systematic Trading Programs (August 11, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2478676 “This paper is intended as a non-technical overview of the issues I found valuable in…
  • Aug 22

    NOAA analysis reveals significant land cover changes in U.S. coastal region

    NOAA analysis reveals significant land cover changes in U.S. coastal region
    “A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions — can area larger than the state of Wisconsin — experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and…
  • Aug 22

    Security Experts: EPIC Correct About Body Scanners-Invasive and Ineffective

    Security Experts: EPIC Correct About Body Scanners-Invasive and Ineffective
    “The first independent analysis of backscatter x-ray body scanners corroborate the claims EPIC and others have made for several years: The scanners are invasive and ineffective. In a detailed report published in…
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 22

    En Banc Review

    En Banc Review
    The DC Circuit is considering a petition for rehearing en banc in Halbig (the Affordable Care Act case).  I have no opinion on what the Court should do, and I think that it’s silly for outsiders to advise judges on a discretionary…
  • Aug 22

    U Delaware Chaplin Tyler Lecture

    U Delaware Chaplin Tyler Lecture
    I’m honored to be giving this lecture at my alma mater, and thanks go to Charles Elson for the opportunity and Kim Ragan for organizing the event.  It’s the first in the book tour that will take me to many other…
  • Aug 22

    FAN 28.1 (First Amendment News) — The First Amendment in the Era of ISIS

    FAN 28.1 (First Amendment News) — The First Amendment in the Era of ISIS
    This is beyond anything we’ve seen.                                   – Chuck Hagel, Aug. 21, 2014 The Threat → Defense Secretary…
Rank this Week: 35

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 21

    Scotland Yard, The ISIS Video, and Terrorism

    Scotland Yard, The ISIS Video, and Terrorism
    The UK's Metropolitan Police is warning individuals and social media users that sharing or even viewing the video of reporter James Foley's brutal execution could be grounds for prosecution under the UK's terrorism statute. However, while…
  • Aug 21

    More Writers Object To Amazon Policie

    More Writers Object To Amazon Policie
    A number of German writers have now joined the chorus protesting Amazon's policy promoting e-books, alleging that the online retailing giant delays or fails to promote the products of those authors whose publishers do not agree to Amazon's…
  • Aug 20

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter
    The U.S. government has confirmed that ISIS militants have murdered reporter James Foley, who disappeared in Syria nearly two years ago. President Barack Obama addressed the nation, saying that both the U.S. and the world are horrified at…
Rank this Week: 37

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
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Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Should I Take the Insurance Company’s First Offer?

    Should I Take the Insurance Company’s First Offer?
    Should you accept the insurance company’s first offer even if you want to settle your personal injury claim?   The answer is clearly no.   So why do so many lawyers and victims do it? Fear Factor The primary reason attorneys…
  • Aug 7

    “It Wasn’t Me” Defense | New Maryland Case | Hall v. WMATA

    “It Wasn’t Me” Defense | New Maryland Case | Hall v. WMATA
    But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me) Saw me banging on the sofa (It wasn’t me) I even had her in the shower (It wasn’t me) She even caught me on camera (It wasn’t me) She saw the marks on my shoulder (It…
  • Jul 31

    Why Can’t I Find a Malpractice Lawyer for My Case?

    Why Can’t I Find a Malpractice Lawyer for My Case?
    Medical malpractice kills 400,000 people a year in this country and injures 4 million more.  The media is now starting to focus on this story, as we just talked about on Monday after the Baltimore Sun’s story on negligence in…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Aug 21

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal
    In late December 2009, Wikileaks, the website that publishes secret government information, posted a copy of the draft intellectual property chapter of the Canada - European Trade Agreement (CETA). The CETA deal was still years from…
  • Aug 21

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal

    How Canada Shaped the Copyright Rules in the EU Trade Deal
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on August 16, 2014 as How Canada Shaped Copyright Rules in EU Trade Deal In late December 2009, Wikileaks, the website that publishes secret government information, posted a copy of the draft intellectual property…
  • Aug 18

    Government Control Over Internet Governance: Proposal Would Give the GAC Increased Power over ICANN Board Decision

    Government Control Over Internet Governance: Proposal Would Give the GAC Increased Power over ICANN Board Decision
    The debate over Internet governance for much of the past decade has often come down to a battle between ICANN and the ITU (a UN body), which in turn is characterized as a choice between a private-sector led, bottoms-up, consensus model…
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Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Social Media, Energy Finance, Derivatives: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Social Media, Energy Finance, Derivatives: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    Another summer week has come to a close, so it’s time to head out into the sun—but before doing so, we look back on the new publications joining us. We have three new blogs on the LexBlog Network this week, all from some pretty…
  • Aug 22

    3 keys to being the best law blogger in your niche

    3 keys to being the best law blogger in your niche
    The door is wide open for lawyers to become the best blogger in their niche — or at a minimum to become one of the best. Getting there doesn’t require journalistic writing, proper grammar, or loads of content. In a post this…
  • Aug 21

    Law blog comments have moved to social media

    Law blog comments have moved to social media
    Comments on law blogs have moved from blog sites to social media – and it’s a big plus for law bloggers. With a few exceptions, law blogs have always received few comments. People were reticent to leave comments on a…
Rank this Week: 41

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 22

    “Rules of War” & 1882 US joinder of 1864 Geneva Convention, 150 years old today

    “Rules of War” & 1882 US joinder of 1864 Geneva Convention, 150 years old today
    In honor of the 150th anniversary today of the very first Geneva Convention on the laws of war, the International Committee of the Red Cross issued the brilliant video above: Rules of War in 4 very informative minutes. Through simple yet…
  • Aug 22

    Security Council Resolution 2170 against the world’s richest terrorist organization

    Security Council Resolution 2170 against the world’s richest terrorist organization
    On 15 August 2014, about a week prior to harsh criticism from the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay ( available here ) for its lack of responsiveness, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2170 in response to…
  • Aug 22

    In Pursuit of Peace SC Resolution 2171

    In Pursuit of Peace SC Resolution 2171
    I recently returned from a conference celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Peace Research Association titled “Uniting for Peace: Building Sustainable Peace Through Universal Values”. This was held in the…
Rank this Week: 42

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 19

    Valde Mirum

    Valde Mirum
    This is soooo weird: Krebs on Security, Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China.
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson’s Backstory

    Ferguson’s Backstory
    Amazing Whitepaper by ArchCity Defenders, a legal aid organization representing indigent defendants in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on how Ferguson police/prosecutors/judiciary are in league to milk poor defendants of large fines on the…
  • Aug 18

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L and 3L students only: Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be…
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully

    Memo to Rick Perry: Curb Your Inner Bully
    My favorite statement so far on the Rick Perry indictment comes from Senator Ted Cruz: "Unfortunately there has been a sad history of the Travis County District Atttorney's Office engaging in politically-motivated prosecutions, and this…
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
  • Aug 10

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy
    Court E. Golumbic & Albert D. Lichy, The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy, ssrn abstract - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the failure of the Department of...
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