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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

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: 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/
  • Jul 27

    California Bar Exam Cut From Three Days To Two

    California Bar Exam Cut From Three Days To Two
    Major reform for one of the most idiosyncratic -- and toughest -- bar exams in the nation.
  • Jul 27

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.27.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.27.15
    * Conan O’Brien faces a new lawsuit alleging that he stole jokes from a Twitter user’s feed. Meanwhile, Conan mulls suit against Tinder for ripping off Pimpbot 5000 character. [The Hollywood Reporter] * Snoop blames racial…
  • Jul 27

    Cashed: The Tax Man Continues To Be The Plague Of Pot

    Cashed: The Tax Man Continues To Be The Plague Of Pot
    We should not expect the courts to give the marijuana industry any tax relief -- that is going to have to come from Congress.
Rank this Week: 3

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    WSJ: Why Cigna-Anthem And Aetna-Humana Mergers Are Partially Tax-Free, But Not ACE-Chubb Merger

    WSJ: Why Cigna-Anthem And Aetna-Humana Mergers Are Partially Tax-Free, But Not ACE-Chubb Merger
    Wall Street Journal, Three Mergers, But One Isn’t Tax Free: This is a tale of three similar mergers with very different tax consequences for shareholders. One is the $48.4 billion Cigna purchase by Anthem announced Friday. Another is the…
  • Jul 27

    Debate: Is It Time To End Faculty Tenure?

    Debate: Is It Time To End Faculty Tenure?
    Lubbock Avalanche-Journal Debate, Is It Time for Tenure to End?: This week, Arnold Loewy and Donald May debate the merits of tenure. Donald has been a candidate for Congress and writes an independent blog on lubbockonline.com and Arnold is…
  • Jul 27

    McCubbins & Seljan: The Effect Of Proposition 13 On Municipal Revenue Source

    McCubbins & Seljan: The Effect Of Proposition 13 On Municipal Revenue Source
    Colin H. McCubbins (Stanford) & Ellen Seljan (Lewis & Clark), Staying at Home: The Effect of Proposition 13 on Municipal Revenue Sources: The effects of California's Proposition 13 are far reaching in both California state and…
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/
  • Jul 27

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday 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! ]]
  • Jul 27

    Rod Blagojevich: Appeals Court Tosses Some Count

    Rod Blagojevich: Appeals Court Tosses Some Count
    It took 17 months for the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals to rule on former Gov. Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich's appeal. The decision came down July 21, and the Court threw out a few counts. He will have to be resentenced. Here's the…
  • Jul 26

    Tsarnaev Moved from USP to Supermax

    Tsarnaev Moved from USP to Supermax
    I missed the news earlier this week that Dzhokhar Tsarnaev was moved from the USP at Florence to ADX (Supermax.) Supermax has 9 units in four maximum security levels, but because Tsarnaev has Special Administrative Measures (SAMS),…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    How was your 4th?

    How was your 4th?
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Jeffrey: So it's the 4th of July once again. How do you feel about it? I'm sitting at home alone and feeling like an outsider. I don't…
  • Jul 5

    FL - American Horror

    FL - American Horror
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Mike: Megan's law is a sickening display of American law. After finding myself "tricked" by the state of Florida into becoming a…
  • Jul 5

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU

    SC - WHERE LOOKS AND LIES CAN TAKE YOU
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Charles Farabee: I'm Charles Farabee, and I'm a sex offender in South Carolina. I moved to Clinton South Carolina in 1996 from…
Rank this Week: 7

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: 8

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/
  • Jul 27

    Hansmann on “The Costs and Benefits of Ownership: A Theory of Vertical and Lateral Integration” by Grossman & Hart

    Hansmann on “The Costs and Benefits of Ownership: A Theory of Vertical and Lateral Integration” by Grossman & Hart
    Henry Hansmann (Yale Law School; European Corporate Governance Institute (ECGI)) has posted Firm Ownership: The Legacy of Grossman and Hart on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Grossman and Hart’s prominent 1986 article on “The Costs and…
  • Jul 27

    Tyler on Habeas Corpus & the American Revolution

    Tyler on Habeas Corpus & the American Revolution
    Amanda L. Tyler (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Habeas Corpus and the American Revolution (California Law Review, Vol. 103, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Modern debates concerning the protections…
  • Jul 27

    Tutt on Agreement on What Is Law & Legal Positivism

    Tutt on Agreement on What Is Law & Legal Positivism
    Andrew Tutt (Yale University - Information Society Project) has posted Legal Agreement (48 Akron L. Rev. 215 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Widespread agreement about "what the law is" is often held out as among the most…
Rank this Week: 9

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: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jul 27

    NHTSA imposes record $105 million penalty in Chrysler recall

    NHTSA imposes record $105 million penalty in Chrysler recall
    The US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) [official website] announced [press release] Monday that it has imposed a record $105 million penalty against Fiat Chrysler [corporate website] for its failure to provide a remedy…
  • Jul 26

    DOT opens investigation into airline price gouging after train derailment

    DOT opens investigation into airline price gouging after train derailment
    [JURIST] US Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx [official profile] on Friday announced [press release] that the government has opened an investigation into five airlines that allegedly raised fares in Northeastern markets after the…
  • Jul 26

    Former India Supreme Court judge: conviction of bombing suspect flawed

    Former India Supreme Court judge: conviction of bombing suspect flawed
    [JURIST] Former India Supreme Court [official website] judge Markandey Katju on Sunday said [personal blog] that “there has been a gross travesty of justice in the case of Yakub Memon.” Katju said that after thoroughly studying…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Jul 27

    SETTLING WITH SHERIFF JOE

    SETTLING WITH SHERIFF JOE
    Justice Department Reaches Settlement in Civil Rights Lawsuit Against Maricopa County, Arizona, and Maricopa County Sheriff The Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division recently announced that it has reached a…
  • Jul 27

    LIKING THEIR INDEPENDENCE

    LIKING THEIR INDEPENDENCE
    Many in South Sudan View Independence Positively by Jay Loschky Story Highlights Despite struggles, residents favorable toward independence Four in 10 want good relations with Sudan South Sudanese among most likely…
  • Jul 27

    SCREAM!

    SCREAM!
    Scream if you have to Screams occupy a privileged acoustic niche to ensure their biological and social efficiency Max-Planck-Gesellschaft An international team of neuroscientists from the Max Planck Institute for Empirical Aesthetics,…
Rank this Week: 12

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: 13

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 27

    Lawsuit Accusing Ford, IBM of Aiding Apartheid Cannot Proceed, Court Say

    Lawsuit Accusing Ford, IBM of Aiding Apartheid Cannot Proceed, Court Say
    A group of South Africans will not be allowed to pursue a lawsuit accusing Ford Motor Co. and International Business Machines Corp. of helping their government perpetuate human rights abuses during apartheid, a federal appeals court said…
  • Jul 27

    At Some California Law Schools, Failures Outweigh Successe

    At Some California Law Schools, Failures Outweigh Successe
    The names of California's best law schools are familiar across the legal industry. But further down the pecking order--much further--are nearly two dozen unaccredited California law schools that in theory offer an alternative way of becoming…
  • Jul 27

    UBS Takes France to Court over Human Right

    UBS Takes France to Court over Human Right
    Switzerland's biggest bank has picked a fight with France over human rights. Zurich-based UBS Group AG has filed an application with the Strasbourg-based European Court of Human Rights last month, arguing that it was denied a fair trial.
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 27

    "On the Argument That Execution Protocol Reform is Biomedical Research"

    "On the Argument That Execution Protocol Reform is Biomedical Research"
    The title of this is the title of this notable and timely new piece by Paul Litton now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Regardless of whether the Supreme Court rightly upheld Oklahoma’s execution protocol in Glossip, Oklahoma…
  • Jul 27

    Monday funnies: Let's imagine who might be on Prez Donald Trump's SCOTUS shortlist

    Monday funnies: Let's imagine who might be on Prez Donald Trump's SCOTUS shortlist
    In the midst of having a serious discussion with a serious lawyer concerning of the possible future direction of some serious Supreme Court criminal justice jurisprudence, a somewhat silly (and ridiculous?) topic came up: if somehow Donald…
  • Jul 27

    "Mr. Chairman, the president’s clemency power is beyond dispute"

    "Mr. Chairman, the president’s clemency power is beyond dispute"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new commentary published in The Hill authored by Samuel Morison, who formerly served as a staff attorney in the Justice Department’s Office of the Pardon Attorney. The piece responds to...
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 27

    Federal Court Finds California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Violated Title VII

    Federal Court Finds California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation Violated Title VII
    Last week, a federal court in San Francisco ruled that the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (“CDCR”) and the California State Personnel Board (“SPB”) violated federal civil rights law by denying employment to…
  • Jul 27

    Incarcerated Children and Mothers Denied Due Proce

    Incarcerated Children and Mothers Denied Due Proce
    Today, Catholic Legal Immigration Network (CLINIC), the American Immigration Council, Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services (RAICES), and the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) called Immigration and…
  • Jul 27

    Life is Like a Box of Chocolates? Immigrant Amor in the Air

    Life is Like a Box of Chocolates? Immigrant Amor in the Air
    Christine Armaio of the Associated Press reports on an interesting twist to immigrant love. On weekday evenings, immigrants from Latin America and living in Los Angeles and throughout the United States listen to Oswaldo Diaz's show and get an…
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/
Rank this Week: 17

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

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 25

    Happy Birthday to the Americans with Disabilities Act

    Happy Birthday to the Americans with Disabilities Act
    image from eeoc.gov The Americans with Disabilities Act turns 25 tomorrow on July 26, 2015. This statute garnered substantial widespread support when it was enacted over two decades ago, and continues to be a cornerstone of civil rights law.…
  • Jul 25

    Professional Cheerleaders: Employees or Independent Contractors?

    Professional Cheerleaders: Employees or Independent Contractors?
    The California courts are currently struggling with how to fit workers in the modern economy within the traditional employee/independent contractor framework. These high profile cases include litigation against Uber and Lyft which has been…
  • Jul 25

    Remembering Al Blumrosen

    Remembering Al Blumrosen
    Rutgers announced the death of Professor Alfred Blumrosen on Thursday. The announcement can be found here, and its title "Eminent Discrimination Expert," if anything understates his influence on employment discrimination law and…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 27

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Real Property From Out-Of-State

    Florida Probate Court Has No Jurisdiction Over Real Property From Out-Of-State
    A Florida appellate court has recently held that a Florida probate court cannot order the partition and sale of out-of-state real property. The Court held that the Florida probate court has no jurisdiction over out of state real property.…
  • Jul 27

    Son Of Harry Magnuson In Legal Dispute With Sibling

    Son Of Harry Magnuson In Legal Dispute With Sibling
    The son of deceased Silver Valley mining magnate Harry Magnuson is currently suing his three other siblings alleging that they conspired to have him written out of their mother’s will. When Harry Magnuson died in 2009 he left everything…
  • Jul 27

    Article On Refinements To The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act

    Article On Refinements To The Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
    Gary A. Foster & Eric C. Boughman (Forster Boughman & Lefkowitz) recently published an article entitled, The Uniform Voidable Transactions Act: An Overview of Refinements to the uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act, 29 Probate &…
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/
  • Jul 27

    Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile Market

    Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile Market
    Jose Luis Moraga-Gonzalez (VU University Amsterdam); Zsolt Sandor (Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania, Romania) and Matthijs R. Wildenbeest (Indiana University, United States) research Consumer Search and Prices in the Automobile…
  • Jul 27

    Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium Tuesday, September 29, 2015

    Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    Georgetown Law presents Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium Tuesday, September 29, 2015 The Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium is a leading forum for lawyers, policymakers, corporate executives, economists, and academics to address…
  • Jul 27

    Price-Quantity Competition of Farsighted Firms: Toughness vs. Collusion

    Price-Quantity Competition of Farsighted Firms: Toughness vs. Collusion
    Marina S. Sandomirskaia (National Research University Higher School of Economics) describes Price-Quantity Competition of Farsighted Firms: Toughness vs. Collusion. ABSTRACT: The paper examines an interaction of boundedly rational firms that…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds School Voucher Program

    North Carolina Supreme Court Upholds School Voucher Program
    In Hart v. State of North Carolina, (NC Sup. Ct., July 23, 2015), the North Carolina Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision reversed the trial court and upheld against constitutional attack the state's Opportunity Scholarship Program which…
  • Jul 27

    Suit Threatened Over Kentucky Juvenile Prison Rule Limiting Counselors' Statements About Homosexuality

    Suit Threatened Over Kentucky Juvenile Prison Rule Limiting Counselors' Statements About Homosexuality
    Liberty Counsel is threatening a lawsuit against the Kentucky Department of Juvenile Justice (DJJ) over its policy that provides:DJJ staff, volunteers, interns, and contractors, in the course of their work, shall not refer to juveniles by…
  • Jul 27

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:John R. Morss, The International Legal Status of the Vatican/Holy See Complex, (Forthcoming, European Journal of International Law).Rex Ahdar, Solemnisation of Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Freedom, (Ecclesiastical Law Journal /…
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/
  • Jul 27

    Call for Papers: "Doing Justice Without Doing Harm"

    Call for Papers: "Doing Justice Without Doing Harm"
    Call for Proposals “Doing Justice without Doing Harm” Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California March 11-12, 2016 We hope you will join us for the conference discussed below. Mark your calendar, submit a proposal, and…
  • Jul 26

    Did Cosby's Lawyer blow the Attorney-Client Privilege?

    Did Cosby's Lawyer blow the Attorney-Client Privilege?
    Monique Pressley, a Public Defender Service alum, among other distinguished credentials, is one of Bill Cosby's new lawyers. In an appearance on CNN, she explained that, on the one hand, "I'm not going to reveal client confidences. I'm…
  • Jul 24

    Liability for Lifesaving Inventions?

    Liability for Lifesaving Inventions?
    I saw that Evenflo has produced a new car seat (which will be sold by Walmart), which is designed to "jingle" when a child is left in the car seat after the ignition turns off. In light of the seemingly increasing number of horrific…
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
  • Jul 19

    3rd Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange – Dartmouth, MA

    3rd Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange – Dartmouth, MA
    The University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth School of Law hosts its Third Annual Junior Faculty Scholarship Exchange October 16, 2015, from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Registration is limited and opens August...
  • Jul 19

    CFP: Intellectual Property in International and European Law

    CFP: Intellectual Property in International and European Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Law invites submissions for its upcoming Special Issue (82nd edition) on ‘Intellectual Property in International and European Law’. With technological advancement…
  • Jul 19

    CFP: European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review

    CFP: European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law Review
    The  European Procurement & Public Private Partnership Law (EPPPL) Review invites contributions to upcoming issues. Facing severe budgetary restraints, the modern State has to balance rising demands for transparency and...
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 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 27

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 27

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Uses Jargon

    Communications Breakdown: When a Lawyer Uses Jargon
    “We’re [McLeish , Orlando LLP] in the process of retaining an ad agency for some of our marketing,” says Dale Orlando. “And it’s really frustrating when they use acronyms we don’t understand. You…
  • Jul 27

    Ontario Civic Holiday a “Stat Holiday”: Think Twice…

    Ontario Civic Holiday a “Stat Holiday”: Think Twice…
    The upcoming Civic Holiday is celebrated on Monday, August 3 in Ontario. The holiday, which was created in honour of John Graves Simcoe, the first Lieutenant Governor of Upper Canada, often raises questions for employees and employers alike.…
  • Jul 27

    Are We Approaching the Maturation of Library Linked Data Processes?

    Are We Approaching the Maturation of Library Linked Data Processes?
    It’s nice to see that the processes involved in the creation of library linked data have evolved to a point where you might say they are approaching a degree of maturity. For a while now there have been a number of technical barriers…
Rank this Week: 28

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    Kimble v Marvel Entertainment: when post-expiry patent royalties meet stare decisi

    Kimble v Marvel Entertainment: when post-expiry patent royalties meet stare decisi
    This Kat for a number of years taught a course on legal aspects of IP transactions. Consistently, the most challenging case to convey to students was the U.S. Supreme Court decision of Brulotte v Thys Co. (379 U.S. 29 (1964)), which fixed a…
  • Jul 27

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    Here once again, Katfriend Alberto Bellan has delicately selected and summarised last week's substantive Katposts for the benefit of anyone who missed the action last week through holidays or pressure of work and/or who now…
  • Jul 27

    Swiss Supreme Court: document delivery service for scientific article

    Swiss Supreme Court: document delivery service for scientific article
    This decision of the Swiss Federal Supreme Court is not the most recent, but may be interesting in connection with the discussion on private copying exception in the UK.Switzerland knows a fairly substantial private copying…
Rank this Week: 29

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    The new look at “one person, one vote,” made simple

    The new look at “one person, one vote,” made simple
    Editor’s note: This post examines two cases the Supreme Court will review at its next Term:  Evenwel v. Abbott, and Harris v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission. This post will be followed this week by…
  • Jul 24

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On July 31, as part of the ABA’s annual meeting, the ABA Criminal Justice Section will host a panel discussion of the past Term’s criminal cases. Details on the panel location and a list of panelists is here; registration for…
  • Jul 24

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Briefly: In The Washington Times, Tom Howell Jr. reports that, “[r]oughly a week after its loss before an appeals court in Denver, a group of nuns who objected to Obamacare’s birth-control mandate have taken their case to…
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

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 26

    International banking statistics at end-March 2015

    International banking statistics at end-March 2015
    “The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released international banking statistics at end-March 2015. Global cross-border claims of BIS reporting banks continued to expand in early 2015, rising by $755 billion between…
  • Jul 26

    New on LLRX – Cut and Paste Opinions: A Turing Test for Judicial Decision-Making

    New on LLRX – Cut and Paste Opinions: A Turing Test for Judicial Decision-Making
    Via LLRX.com – Cut and Paste Opinions: A Turing Test for Judicial Decision-Making  – Ken Strutin argues that cut-and-paste is a laudable method for reducing transcription errors in copying citations and quotations. However,…
  • Jul 26

    New on LLRX – Library Research Guides: Best Practice

    New on LLRX – Library Research Guides: Best Practice
    Via LLRX.com – Library Research Guides: Best Practices – Many librarians have a set of research guides that they are responsible for keeping up to date, but finding time to devote to this important task can be extremely difficult.…
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

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: 34

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/
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • Jul 27

    Strange State Constitutional Provision

    Strange State Constitutional Provision
    I’m reading through state bills of rights as part of my book research, so this may become a regular series.  Let’s start with Article One, Section 2b of the New Jersey Constitution, which states: “The people reserve…
  • Jul 27

    From Our Friends at University of Alabama Law School: Position Announcement

    From Our Friends at University of Alabama Law School: Position Announcement
    The University of Alabama School of Law anticipates making at least two tenured or tenure-track appointments to its faculty, to begin in the 2016-2017 academic year. The Faculty Appointments Committee seeks applications from entry-level…
  • Jul 24

    The Anti-Novelty Doctrine

    The Anti-Novelty Doctrine
    I’ve been catching up on what’s new in the law reviews, and I want to recommend Neal Katyal and Thomas Schmidt’s paper in Harvard on “Active Avoidance.”  Much of the article provides a well-deserved…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Jul 26

    Can blogs and social media help provide access to legal services?

    Can blogs and social media help provide access to legal services?
    I first heard about Michigan State University College of Law’s Center for Legal Innovation (LegalRnD) while back at Michigan State for a two day blog and social media workshop last month. Dan Linna (@danlinna), assistant dean for career…
  • Jul 24

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Online Funding, Making Pitches, 50 Cent

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Online Funding, Making Pitches, 50 Cent
    It’s time to head down and head off into what is, finally, a bit of a cooler weekend here in Seattle. Hopefully everyone out their enjoys weekend as well—especially those who see they made the Top 10 over theirs.…
  • Jul 24

    Privacy, IP, Food and PTAB: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Privacy, IP, Food and PTAB: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    I think we’re just about there—where nearly every single blog we do is responsive-designed. This week, we have four new publications joining our ranks, and not only is the content good, but if we might say so ourselves, they look…
Rank this Week: 37

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    Comcast, Discovery Renew Distribution Agreement

    Comcast, Discovery Renew Distribution Agreement
    The Discovery Network and Comcast have renewed their distribution agreement. The deal takes effect at the beginning of next year. Discovery had balked after Comcast tried a takeover over Time Warner Cable, which failed earlier this year. More…
  • Jul 27

    Making the Copyright System Work Better

    Making the Copyright System Work Better
    Eva E. Subotnik, St. John's University School of Law, has published Copyright Policy and the Problem of Generalizing at 38 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts 375 (2015). Here is the abstract. We have heard a variety of concerns...
  • Jul 22

    The "Right To Be Forgotten" Case and Judicial Overreach

    The "Right To Be Forgotten" Case and Judicial Overreach
    Dan Jerker B. Svantesson, Bond University, has published The Google Spain Case: Part of a Harmful Trend of Jurisdictional Overreach as Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2015/45. Here is the abstract. Few…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Jul 22

    Time for Your Annual Privacy Checkup

    Time for Your Annual Privacy Checkup
    Privacy Checkup – My Account – Google
  • Jul 20

    Into the SOUPS

    Into the SOUPS
    I’m off to Ottawa for the 2nd Annual Privacy Personas and Segmentation (PPS) Workshop which is being held in conjunction with the Symposium on Usable Privacy and Security (SOUPS). The organizers selected me to give the keynote for the…
  • Jul 17

    Quote

    Quote
    Today’s top quote on President Obama’s tour of a federal prison: As David Maraniss reported in his biography, Mr. Obama and his friends were so enthusiastic about their marijuana that they called their group the Choom Gang. Unlike…
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 27

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr

    In passing: Lt. Cmdr. Bill Kuebler, defense attorney at GTMO for Omar Khadr
    Shocked and saddened to read that U.S. Navy Lieutenant Commander William Kuebler died from cancer on July 17, at age 44. (photo credit) Bill’s representation of Omar Khadr, born in Canada and seized by U.S. forces in an Afghanistan…
  • Jul 26

    Trade & Development

    Trade & Development
    President Obama’s current trip to East Africa (Kenya and Ethiopia) and the recent extension of the African Growth & Opportunities Act (AGOA) are an opportunity to ponder the tenuous link that, without sound domestic policies, exists…
  • Jul 23

    U.S. Marriage Equality Decision Highlights Disparity in Forced Marriage Asylum Adjudication

    U.S. Marriage Equality Decision Highlights Disparity in Forced Marriage Asylum Adjudication
    After the recent Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell v. Hodges, which struck down bans on same-sex marriage, many news and social media outlets focused on the closing paragraph in the majority’s opinion, in which Justice Kennedy…
Rank this Week: 41

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 27

    Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone

    Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone
    The most secure computers in the world may not be secure from this new infiltration technique. The post Researchers Hack Air-Gapped Computer With Simple Cell Phone appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jul 24

    After Jeep Hack, Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for Bug Fix

    After Jeep Hack, Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for Bug Fix
    Welcome to the age of hackable automobiles, when two security researchers can cause a 1.4 million product recall. The post After Jeep Hack, Chrysler Recalls 1.4M Vehicles for Bug Fix appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jul 24

    Drones and Spyware: The Bizarre Tale of a Brutal Kidnapping

    Drones and Spyware: The Bizarre Tale of a Brutal Kidnapping
    The press called it the “Gone Girl” kidnapping. But the bizarre story is notable for more than the twists. The post Drones and Spyware: The Bizarre Tale of a Brutal Kidnapping appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Jul 8

    New Maryland Discovery Ruling: Bill of Discovery

    New Maryland Discovery Ruling: Bill of Discovery
    The Maryland Court of Special Appeals recently decided Johnson v. Franklin, a lead paint case with an unique discovery issue. The Underlying Case I’m glad you kept reading, you law scholar you!  Anyway, these are the facts.…
  • Jun 26

    Facebook Friend Requests and Attorney Ethic

    Facebook Friend Requests and Attorney Ethic
    Social media is great. It’s an excellent way to maintain contact with old friends.  It’s an excellent place to get news before any TV station gets it.   You can even follow Miller & Zois on Facebook. But it is a…
  • Jun 23

    New Underinsured Motorist Cases From the Maryland Court of Appeal

    New Underinsured Motorist Cases From the Maryland Court of Appeal
    Two companion uninsured/underinsured motorist cases out of Cecil County were decided by the Maryland Court of Appeals last month.  The take home message for Maryland lawyers handling uninsured motorist cases: if you don’t…
Rank this Week: 43

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 20

    More Than Milk: Why Agricultural Protections Are Just the Tip of the TPP Iceberg

    More Than Milk: Why Agricultural Protections Are Just the Tip of the TPP Iceberg
    The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade agreement that encompasses nearly 40 per cent of world GDP, heads to Hawaii later this month for ministerial-level negotiations. According to media reports, this may be the final round of…
  • Jul 20

    Agricultural Implications Just the Tip of the TPP Iceberg

    Agricultural Implications Just the Tip of the TPP Iceberg
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on July 18, 2015 as Pacific Trade Deal Could Raise Health Costs, Lower Privacy Protection The Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP), a proposed trade agreement that encompasses nearly 40 per cent of world GDP, heads to…
  • Jul 13

    Uber Battle the Latest Chapter in the Internet’s Never-Ending Story

    Uber Battle the Latest Chapter in the Internet’s Never-Ending Story
    For the past two decades, it has been the Internet's never-ending story. Established, successful businesses face Internet upstarts who leverage the advantages of a global network and new communications technology to offer better prices, more…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • May 28

    Power mapping

    Power mapping
    Cross posted from Groundviews. ### I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic…
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
Rank this Week: 45