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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/
  • Nov 20

    Pepperdine/Tax Analysts Symposium Papers: Tax Reform in a Time of Crisi

    Pepperdine/Tax Analysts Symposium Papers: Tax Reform in a Time of Crisi
    Here are links to the eleven published papers from the Pepperdine/Tax Analysts Symposium on Tax Reform in a Time of Crisis (Jan. 17, 2014): Ellen P. Aprill (Loyola-L.A.), Nonprofits and Political Activity: Lessons From England and Canada, 142…
  • Nov 20

    Sander: The Mismatch Critique of Law School Affirmative Action and Its Opponent

    Sander: The Mismatch Critique of Law School Affirmative Action and Its Opponent
    Richard Sander (UCLA), Mismatch and the Empirical Scholars Brief, 48 Val. U. L. Rev. 555 (2014): In April 2013, the Valparaiso University Law Review held a symposium on diversity in legal education, commemorating the contributions of Justice…
  • Nov 20

    Seven Companies Spent More on CEO Pay Than Federal Taxe

    Seven Companies Spent More on CEO Pay Than Federal Taxe
    Institute for Policy Studies and the Center for Effective Government, Fleecing Uncle Sam: A Growing Number of Corporations Spend More on Executive Compensation Than Federal Income Taxes: Of America’s 30 largest corporations, seven (23…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Nov 20

    Technip of France Offers to Buy Oil Services Firm CGG

    Technip of France Offers to Buy Oil Services Firm CGG
    CGG said that it had rejected the $1.8 billion offer because the conditions to pursue a merger “were not met.”
  • Nov 20

    Morning Agenda: Goldman’s Ties to New York Fed Under Fire

    Morning Agenda: Goldman’s Ties to New York Fed Under Fire
    A recent leak calls into question the links between the New York Fed and Wall Street banks. | Senate criticizes banks' role in commodities. | Fed shifts concern to low inflation. | New opposition to Lazard banker's nomination to Treasury…
  • Nov 20

    Britain Is Dealt a Setback in Challenge to Cap on Banker Bonuse

    Britain Is Dealt a Setback in Challenge to Cap on Banker Bonuse
    The ruling by an adviser to the Court of Justice of the European Union is not final, although the judges of Europe's highest court usually follow such orders.
Rank this Week: 3

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/
Rank this Week: 4

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Nov 19

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Nov 19

    Syrian Army Posts Response to ISIS Beheading

    Syrian Army Posts Response to ISIS Beheading
    The Syrian Arab Army has an official Facebook page in English. Yesterday it posted a response to the ISIS video showing the beheading of 16 of its members. The statement acknowledges that army personnel have beheaded ISIS fighters in the…
  • Nov 18

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    I'll be in court almost all week. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Nov 20

    Cohen on National versus Global Transplant Organ Allocation

    Cohen on National versus Global Transplant Organ Allocation
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted Organs Without Borders? Allocating Transplant Organs, Foreigners, and the Importance of the Nation State (?) (Law and Contemporary Problems, Vol. 77, No. 3, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Nov 20

    Austin on Snowden & the Surveillance State

    Austin on Snowden & the Surveillance State
    Lisa M. Austin (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Lawful Illegality: What Snowden Has Taught Us About the Legal Infrastructure of the Surveillance State on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Snowden revelations have revealed to…
  • Nov 20

    Lang on Legal Uncertainty

    Lang on Legal Uncertainty
    Matthias Lang (Humboldt University of Berlin - Institute of Economic Theory; CESifo (Center for Economic Studies and Ifo Institute); Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Research on Collective…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
  • Nov 5

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule

    PA - Pennsylvania's Megan's Law mandate unfairly punishes offenders, court rule
    Original Article 10/14/2014 By Peter Hall Some of Pennsylvania's latest sex offender registration requirements run afoul of a constitutional ban on laws that create new penalties for people who have already paid for their crimes, the…
Rank this Week: 7

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Nov 20

    UN rights experts urge Bosnia not to release convicted war criminal

    UN rights experts urge Bosnia not to release convicted war criminal
    [JURIST] A group of independent UN human rights experts on Wednesday warned against the possible release of convicted war criminal Milorad Trbic [press release] following the reversal of his sentence [text] by the Bosnian Constitutional Court…
  • Nov 19

    ACLU challenges Nebraska same-sex marriage ban

    ACLU challenges Nebraska same-sex marriage ban
    [JURIST] The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), the ACLU of Nebraska [advocacy websites] and the Nebraska law firm Koenig | Dunne [official website] on Monday filed a lawsuit [text, PDF] challenging Nebraska's exclusion of same-sex…
  • Nov 19

    UN General Assembly: North Korea should be referred to ICC

    UN General Assembly: North Korea should be referred to ICC
    [JURIST] The UN General Assembly on Tuesday urged the Security Council to call on the International Criminal Court (ICC) [official website] to investigate allegations against North Korea for crimes against humanity. The vote came after the…
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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Nov 19

    Woman Admits Receiving Advance Fees in Exchange for Loan

    Woman Admits Receiving Advance Fees in Exchange for Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mariame Robinson-Cowan, 66, Yonkers, New York, waived her right to indictment and pleaded guilty in New Haven, Connecticut, federal court to one count of wire fraud related to her participation in an advance fee fraud…
  • Nov 18

    Former Bank Trust Officer Admits Accepting Gifts for Procuring Loan

    Former Bank Trust Officer Admits Accepting Gifts for Procuring Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Peter W. Hayes, 49, Newark, Delaware, pleaded guilty to one count of accepting a gift for procuring loans, in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Section 215. United States District Judge Richard G. Andrews…
  • Nov 17

    Another Crisp and Cole Defendant Sent to Prison for Mortgage Fraud

    Another Crisp and Cole Defendant Sent to Prison for Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Sneha Ramesh Mohammadi, 52, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to 18 months in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for her involvement…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 20

    Hoping to help Kickstart a notable new death penalty documentary

    Hoping to help Kickstart a notable new death penalty documentary
    I am eager to promote widely an important film project from some folks in London focused on modern US death penalty stories. (I am partial to the project in part because one of my former students, Allen Bohnert, OSU Moritz...
  • Nov 20

    "The Racist Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement"

    "The Racist Origins of Felon Disenfranchisement"
    The title of this post is the headline of this recent New York Times commentary by Brent Staples. Here are excerpts: The state laws that barred nearly six million people with felony convictions from voting in the midterm elections this...
  • Nov 20

    "Overcriminalization: Administrative Regulation, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Rule of Law"

    "Overcriminalization: Administrative Regulation, Prosecutorial Discretion, and the Rule of Law"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper by Ronald Cass now available on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Recently, both practical and doctrinal changes have significantly reduced the degree to which criminal punishment…
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/
  • Nov 19

    HANGING WITH KYLE BUSCH

    HANGING WITH KYLE BUSCH
    Kyle Busch @ Homestead-Miami Speedway. Saturday, November 15, 2014
  • Nov 19

    HANGING WITH BRAD KESELOWSKI

    HANGING WITH BRAD KESELOWSKI
    Hanging around the pit @ Homestead-Miami Speedway ( Keselowski is seen center rear.) Saturday, November 15, 2014 #HertzRacing
  • Nov 19

    TALKING WINE @ THE MODERN

    TALKING WINE @ THE MODERN
    The Modern
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 20

    NILC Takes to Buzzfeed

    NILC Takes to Buzzfeed
    The National Immigration Law Center has taken to Buzzfeed with Top 10 Ways You Can Prepare For Executive Action On Immigration. It is epic. First of all, let's talk memes. The post is full of your favorites - the ponderous...
  • Nov 20

    MIke Nichols RIP

    MIke Nichols RIP
    A recent Immigrant of the Day, film director Mike Nichols (Germany), has passed away. Nichols began his career as an actor in a comedy troupe before making his Tony Award-winning directorial debut with the 1964 Broadway production Barefoot in…
  • Nov 20

    Immigration Article of the Day: The Politics of Narrative: Law and the Representation of Mexican Criminality by Deborah M. Weissman

    Immigration Article of the Day: The Politics of Narrative: Law and the Representation of Mexican Criminality by Deborah M. Weissman
    The Politics of Narrative: Law and the Representation of Mexican Criminality by Deborah M. Weissman, University of North Carolina School of Law November 4, 2014 Fordham International Law Journal, Forthcoming Abstract: Popular narratives often…
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/
  • Nov 19

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing

    Conflict Minerals Rule Heads For Panel Rehearing
    Which means a redo of the argument. We'll outsource, via Corporate Counsel, to Cooley: The D.C. Circuit court of Appeals...
  • Nov 18

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw

    Bainbridge on Fee-Shifting Bylaw
    5 days ago the WSJ published an opinion piece on Delaware's fee shifting bylaws. I read it with interest, thinking...
  • Nov 17

    Battling A SIFI Designation

    Battling A SIFI Designation
    Over at DealBook, I've got a take on MetLife's claim that it will be suing over its designation as a...
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/
  • Nov 19

    Greene & O'Brien on the EEOC's Duty to Conciliate

    Greene & O'Brien on the EEOC's Duty to Conciliate
    Stephanie Greene and Christine Neylon O'Brien (both Boston College - Mgmt.) have just posted on SSRN their article (forthcoming 119 Penn St. L. Rev.) Judicial Review of the EEOC's Duty to Conciliate. Here's the abstract: Fifty years after the…
  • Nov 19

    FLSA Suit Against Supervisors Barred by 11th Amendment

    FLSA Suit Against Supervisors Barred by 11th Amendment
    Jonathan Harkavy (Patterson Harkvay) sends word of Martin v. Wood, No. 13-2283 (4th Cir. Nov. 18, 2014), in which the Fourth Circuit dismissed on Eleventh Amendment grounds an FLSA suit bright by an employee against supervisors in their…
  • Nov 18

    Wal-Mart Labor Struggles to Result in Black Friday Protest

    Wal-Mart Labor Struggles to Result in Black Friday Protest
    In an interesting piece over at CNN Money, it looks as though Walmart will have its hands full during this upcoming holiday season as workers plan to protest pay and scheduling issues. Consistent with other minimum wage protests that have...
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/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Nov 20

    Griffin Industries Fiduciary Duty Case Going to Trial in May

    Griffin Industries Fiduciary Duty Case Going to Trial in May
    As I have previously discussed, a family feud over inheritance between the Griffin Industry heirs has four sisters pitted against three brothers. The sisters brought suit accusing their brothers of misappropriating their inheritance by…
  • Nov 20

    University Addresses High Local Rates of Alzheimer's With Workshops for Children

    University Addresses High Local Rates of Alzheimer's With Workshops for Children
    The University of Antioquia in Medellin, Columbia offers workshops to grade-schoolers to help them prepare for the devastating realty that they may be required to step into a caretaker role for their parents while still children. In the…
  • Nov 19

    CLE on Asset Protection and Bankruptcy

    CLE on Asset Protection and Bankruptcy
    The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is holding a CLE entitled, Asset Protection and Bankruptcy: What Estate Planners Need to Know, on December 4, 2014 from 12:30 p.m. – 2:00 p.m Eastern, available via telephone…
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/
  • Nov 20

    Correlated equilibria in homogenous good Bertrand competition

    Correlated equilibria in homogenous good Bertrand competition
    Ole Jann (Department of Economics, Copenhagen University) and Christoph Schottmuller (Department of Economics, Copenhagen University) offer Correlated equilibria in homogenous good Bertrand competition. ABSTRACT: We show that there is a…
  • Nov 20

    Health care demand in the presence of discrete price change

    Health care demand in the presence of discrete price change
    Michael Gerfin, Boris Kaiser & Christian Schmid analyze Health care demand in the presence of discrete price changes. ABSTRACT: Deductibles in health insurance generate nonlinear budget sets and dynamic incentives. This paper uses…
  • Nov 19

    CALL FOR PAPERS: Patent Pledges (Patent Pledges Symposium: June 15, 2015 at American University)

    CALL FOR PAPERS: Patent Pledges (Patent Pledges Symposium: June 15, 2015 at American University)
    CALL FOR PAPERS: Patent Pledges Abstract Submission Deadline: January 20, 2015 Final Paper Deadline: June 1, 2015 Patent Pledges Symposium: June 15, 2015 Patent holders are increasingly making voluntary, public commitments to limit the…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 20

    House Holds Hearings On Religious Accommodation In Military

    House Holds Hearings On Religious Accommodation In Military
    Yesterday, the Military Personnel Subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committee held a hearing on Religious Accommodations in the Armed Services. The full texts of the prepared statements of five witnesses, plus statements…
  • Nov 20

    Ten North Carolina Magistrates Leave Over Performing Same-Sex Marriage

    Ten North Carolina Magistrates Leave Over Performing Same-Sex Marriage
    Time Warner News reported yesterday that in North Carolina, at least ten magistrates resigned or took early retirement last month because of their opposition to performing same-sex marriages. On Oct. 14, the North Carolina Administrative…
  • Nov 20

    Court Upholds College's Vaccination Requirement Over Free Exercise Challenge

    Court Upholds College's Vaccination Requirement Over Free Exercise Challenge
    In George v. Kankakee Community College, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 160737 (CD IL, Nov. 17, 2014), an Illinois federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendations (2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 161379, Oct. 27, 2014) and dismissed a…
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/
  • Nov 20

    Hoping to help Kickstart a notable new death penalty documentary

    Hoping to help Kickstart a notable new death penalty documentary
    I have not posted here in a long time, but I am eager now to promote widely an important film project from some folks in London focused on modern US death penalty stories. I am partial to the project because one of my former students, Allen…
  • Nov 20

    Rules of engagement, ctd.

    Rules of engagement, ctd.
    In looking at the rules of engagement offered by leaders of potential Ferguson protests (calling themselves the "Don't Shoot Coalition") as a whole, the central question becomes one of defaults. The default, they argue, must be that…
  • Nov 20

    The Law's Position on Free Will

    The Law's Position on Free Will
    Will advances in neuroscience radically transform criminal law? Stephen Morse believes they won't. To the extent neuroscience merely gives us a fuller picture of brain mechanisms, he argues, it ought not affect the law because the law does…
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
  • Nov 19

    November 20, 2014 Lecture

    November 20, 2014 Lecture
    Santa Clara University Markkula Center for Applied Ethics and the High Tech Law Institute present Ethical Hacking: A Panel Discussion featuring panelists Marisa Fagan (Bugcrowd), Manju Mude (Splunk), Seth Schoen...
  • Nov 19

    CFP: From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goal

    CFP: From the Millennium Development Goals to the Sustainable Development Goal
    The University of Washington School of Law‘s Washington International Law Journal (formerly the Pacific Rim Law and Policy Journal) invites submissions for its symposium, From the Millennium Development Goals to...
  • Nov 19

    Education: The New Civil Rights—Fayetteville, AR

    Education: The New Civil Rights—Fayetteville, AR
    The University of Arkansas School of Law and the National Bar Association presented the Wiley A. Branton Issues Symposium, Education: The New Civil Rights, Nov. 7, 2014, 1-4:45 p.m.
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/
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
  • Nov 12

    A Message From StandDown

    A Message From StandDown
    StandDown will be closing our communications hub on November 14. No new posts will be added to this website, and no new e-mails will be posted to the Google Group after Friday. Both the Google Group archive of e-mails and...
  • Nov 12

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina

    Juvenile LWOP Resentencings Ordered in South Carolina
    The South Carolina Supreme Court ruling in Aikens, et al v. Byars is available in Adobe .pdf format. Justice Kaye Hearn wrote for the Court: In this case brought in our original jurisdiction, fifteen inmates who were sentenced to life...
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/
  • Nov 19

    Les Caprices du Mercredi

    Les Caprices du Mercredi
    OHIM New Fast Track Program The Office for Harmonization in the Internal Market (OHIM) is introducing a faster way to register for a trade mark, Fast Track. The new program will start on November 24 and will be free of charge. Applicants…
  • Nov 18

    Lantana's lament: no technical contribution, no patent

    Lantana's lament: no technical contribution, no patent
    Technical contribution? Dream on ...!It may not be Alice v CLS Bank International all over again, but Lantana Ltd v The Comptroller General of Patents, Design and Trade Marks [2014] EWCA Civ 1463,  a Court of Appeal for England and…
  • Nov 18

    Seeing stars and non-dominant rabbits: a couple of trade mark decisions and a rant

    Seeing stars and non-dominant rabbits: a couple of trade mark decisions and a rant
    Seeing stars.  All sorts of things have been occupying this Kat's attention for the past few weeks so he hasn't been able to bring you any thoughts or comments about some of the more interesting Community trade mark (CTM) cases that have…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 20

    Rejected Romantic Advance Led to Reprisal

    Rejected Romantic Advance Led to Reprisal
    Hank Peelle, the owner of Peelle Company Ltd., deluded himself into believing the company’s financial controller, Christine Horner, had a romantic interest in him, despite his 25-year marriage and her long-term relationship. When he…
  • Nov 20

    McCormick on Gender and Judgment Assignment on the SCC

    McCormick on Gender and Judgment Assignment on the SCC
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Nov 20

    The Replicability of Research’s Irrational Publishing Economy

    The Replicability of Research’s Irrational Publishing Economy
    After a year of sabbatical concentration and isolation spent working on a pre-history of intellectual property, it’s good to be back blogging on the here and now at Slaw. The book I finished (with a draft online) still needs work in its…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 30

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Nov 20

    Same-sex marriages can go ahead in South Carolina

    Same-sex marriages can go ahead in South Carolina
    With two Justices dissenting, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to delay same-sex marriages in South Carolina, leaving intact a federal judge’s order that goes into effect at noon and strikes down the state’s ban. …
  • Nov 20

    Petitions to watch | Conference of November 25

    Petitions to watch | Conference of November 25
    At its Conference on November 25, 2014, the Court will consider petitions seeking review of issues such as the reviewability of the Secretary of the Interior’s decision to recognize a tribe, the retroactive application of Miller v.…
  • Nov 20

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: At FiveThirtyEight, Harry Enten explains why “the 2014 Senate elections have made it more difficult for Obama to appoint a Supreme Court justice” and suggests that “[h]is best chance would be to go with a nominee…
Rank this Week: 31

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: 32

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!
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Nov 20

    The top 4 programs in philosophy of physic

    The top 4 programs in philosophy of physic
    At the very top is Oxford, with a rounded mean score of 5.0 (on a 0-5 scale) and median and mode scores of 5 as well. The other top programs (with rounded mean scores of 4.5) are UC Irvine, Michigan...
  • Nov 20

    Civilization is over...

    Civilization is over...
    ...thanks to some non-entity called Kim Kardashian. Well, not really, since our reality is a social totality, as Adorno emphasized, but Kardashian is a symptom of it.
  • Nov 20

    Neoliberalism in higher education watch: funding the University of California

    Neoliberalism in higher education watch: funding the University of California
    IHE has the story, a familiar dispute being played out in most states in America.
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beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Nov 19

    FTC Issues FY 2014 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book

    FTC Issues FY 2014 National Do Not Call Registry Data Book
    “The Federal Trade Commission today issued the National Do Not Call Registry Data Book for Fiscal Year 2014. The FTC’s National Do Not Call Registry lets consumers choose not to receive telemarketing calls. Now in its sixth year…
  • Nov 19

    Immigration Court Filings Rise12 Percent; Backlog Continues to Climb

    Immigration Court Filings Rise12 Percent; Backlog Continues to Climb
    “During FY 2014, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) filed 222,956 applications for removal orders in Immigration Court, up 12.2 percent from the previous year. Despite an overall increase, there was a substantial drop in the…
  • Nov 19

    Lessons From Fair Lending Law For Fair Marketing and Big Data

    Lessons From Fair Lending Law For Fair Marketing and Big Data
    Lessons From Fair Lending Law For Fair Marketing and Big Data. Peter Swire, Nancy J. & Lawrence P. Huang Professor of Law and Ethics, Georgia Institute of Technology. Senior Fellow, Future of Privacy Forum. September 11,…
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 18

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie

    Reconciling Ownership of Copyright and Copie
    Aaron Perzanowski, Case Western Reserve School of Law, and Jason Schultz, New York University School of Law, are publishing Reconciling Intellectual & Personal Property in volume 90 of the Notre Dame Law Review. Here is the abstract.…
  • Nov 18

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?

    Are Requests For Asylum Funny?
    The Guardian notes that Julian Assange's legal troubles are now fodder for a new BBC4 comedy called (of course) Asylum. Kayvan Novak will play the Assange character (it's not clear to me if that character will actually be Mr. Assange...
  • Nov 13

    Hate Speech In Cyberspace

    Hate Speech In Cyberspace
    Richard Delgado and Jean Stefancic, both University of Alabama School of Law, have published Hate Speech in Cyberspace in volume 49 of the Wake Forest Law Review (2014). Here is the abstract. Co-authored with Jean Stefancic, Hate Speech 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
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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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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/
  • Nov 19

    Is your law blog a Mashable or a New York Times?

    Is your law blog a Mashable or a New York Times?
    Do you approach blogging as covering all relevant news in your niche or covering your niche socially? There’s a big difference and you may be surprised as to which works better. In a talk before the Canadian Journalism Foundation,…
  • Nov 19

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Immigration Reform, SEC Annual Report, Fracking Regulation

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Immigration Reform, SEC Annual Report, Fracking Regulation
    The news we’ve all been expecting is finally here. Or, more accurately, the news that we will actually get the news is here. Word comes that President Obama will announce his action on immigration reform and boy do we have you covered…
  • Nov 18

    Social media platforms are culture

    Social media platforms are culture
    Businesses need to show respect for each social media platform writes social media consultant and author, Jay Izso (@internetdoctor), in Entrepreneur Magazine this morning. It’s all about culture. McDonalds’ menu doesn’t…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 20

    ICC Prosecutor on “Children and International Criminal Justice”

    ICC Prosecutor on “Children and International Criminal Justice”
    This silver anniversary of the Convention on the Rights of the Child seems a fitting day to report on the “Children & International Criminal Justice,” the conference that brought to Athens, Georgia, more than 2 dozen experts…
  • Nov 17

    Work On! iCourts in Copenhagen offering international PhD scholarship

    Work On! iCourts in Copenhagen offering international PhD scholarship
    The Danish National Research Foundation’s Centre of Excellence for International Courts (iCourts) in Copenhagen, Denmark, is now offering PhD Scholarships. iCourts welcomes applications oriented toward the study of…
  • Nov 16

    Interactive web forum with 3 leading Arab women human rights defenders Nov. 20

    Interactive web forum with 3 leading Arab women human rights defenders Nov. 20
    On Thursday, 20 November at 4 pm GMT (11 am ET), Front Line Defenders, the Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID) and the Women Human Rights Defenders International Coalition (WHRDIC) will present a live interactive…
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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/
  • Nov 17

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry

    New Maryland Appellate Opinion | Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals handed down an interesting opinion in Asphalt and Concrete Services v. Perry, reversing a half million dollar verdict.  This case is a cautionary tale for lawyers who want to get every possible thing…
  • Nov 3

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage

    Judge Decides to Ignore Cap in Non-Economic Damage
    Last month in a medical malpractice case in Milwaukee, a judge did something pretty amazing.  Here is the setup.  A woman has both her arms and legs amputated as a result of a Strep A infection and the treatment she received…
  • Oct 15

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case
    I have taught insurance law for the last 17 years at the University of Baltimore Law School.  I think it is important to explain both the hornbook majority view and Maryland law.  Typically, what I’m saying is that the…
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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/
  • Nov 18

    I Like This Study

    I Like This Study
    Electric shock study suggests we’d rather hurt ourselves than others: [A] new study that forced people into the dilemma of choosing between pain and profit finds that participants cared more about other people’s well-being than…
  • Nov 17

    Ello There

    Ello There
    I just joined Ello, the ad-free, public-spirited, clean-design alternative to Twitter. It’s pretty, and I like the spirit of the thing, but I’m not sure yet what I’ll do with it — many of the accounts there seem much…
  • Nov 14

    IAB’s Major Statement on Internet Privacy

    IAB’s Major Statement on Internet Privacy
    Looks like the IAB is being all Habermasian again: IAB Statement on Internet Confidentiality In 1996, the IAB and IESG recognized that the growth of the Internet depended on users having confidence that the network would protect their private…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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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
  • Nov 5

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought

    UAVs and peacebuilding: Some thought
    My work with UAVs is largely conceptual, framed by growing up in a context of war, deeply informed by having to deal with the enduring legacy of violent conflict even post-war and anchored to the inalienable yet often callously erased rights…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
Rank this Week: 44

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Nov 20

    Julian Assange’s Appeal to Drop His Case Was Rejected By Swedish Court

    Julian Assange’s Appeal to Drop His Case Was Rejected By Swedish Court
    More than two years after Julian Assange sought protection at the Ecuadorian embassy in the UK, a Swedish court is still demanding he return to that country to face questioning in a sex crimes investigation. Today a Swedish appeals court…
  • Nov 20

    How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise

    How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise
    The eBay-style contraband bazaar Evolution has grown more than 50 percent in drug offerings since September. The post How the Dark Web’s New Favorite Drug Market Is Profiting From Silk Road 2’s Demise appeared first on WIRED.
  • Nov 20

    How Splitting A Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hacker

    How Splitting A Computer Into Multiple Realities Can Protect You From Hacker
    Jelle Martens Eight years ago, polish hacker Joanna Rutkowska was experimenting with rootkits—tough-to-detect spyware that infects the deepest level of a computer’s operating system—when she came up with a devious notion:…
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