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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/
Rank this Week: 3

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 29

    L.A. Times: Pepperdine's Surf Chapel

    L.A. Times: Pepperdine's Surf Chapel
    Cool front page story in the L.A. Times: At Pepperdine's Surf Chapel, Prayers Come in Waves: On such a gray, nippy morning, most self-respecting college students would pull the covers over their heads and languish for a couple of extra hours…
  • Mar 29

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's: [366 Downloads] Why Corporate Tax Reform Can Happen, by Edward Kleinbard (USC) [239 Downloads] Cancellation of Debt and Related Transactions, by Douglas A.…
  • Mar 29

    The IRS Scandal, Day 689

    The IRS Scandal, Day 689
    Politico, From IRS: 'Death by Delay': Nearly two years after the IRS was exposed for improperly sidetracking requests for tax exemptions from tea party groups, POLITICO has learned that at least a half-dozen conservative applicants are still…
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/
  • Mar 28

    Amanda Knox: Justice At Last in Perugia

    Amanda Knox: Justice At Last in Perugia
    It's over, for good. Amanda Knox can finally put this horrific 8 year ordeal behind her. Italy's Supreme Court of Cassation has fully exonerated both Amanda and Raffaele Sollecito of murder. The supreme Court of Cassation panel…
  • Mar 27

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    An exhausting week at work. I'm so glad it's Friday. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mar 27

    OIG Report on DEA Agents' Sexual Misconduct Allegation

    OIG Report on DEA Agents' Sexual Misconduct Allegation
    Via Politico, the Office of Inspector General has issued a report on sexual misconduct allegations against agents in four law enforcement agencies in the Department of Justice, including the DEA, FBI, ATF and Marshals Service. The full…
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/
  • Mar 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Place, Not Race" by Cashin

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Place, Not Race" by Cashin
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America by Sheryll Cashin. Here is a description: Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the…
  • Mar 28

    Download of the Week: "Political Powerlessness" by Stephanopoulo

    Download of the Week: "Political Powerlessness" by Stephanopoulo
    The Download of the Week is Political Powerlessness by Nicholas Stephanopoulos. Here is the abstract: There is a hole at the heart of equal protection law. According to long-established doctrine, one of the factors that determines whether a…
  • Mar 27

    Ghodoosi on Sanctions & International Law

    Ghodoosi on Sanctions & International Law
    Farshad Ghodoosi (Yale University, Law School, Students) has posted The Sanctions Theory: A Frail Paradigm for International Law? (Harvard International Law Journal Online, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Article argues that…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    Because of one womans jealously over another

    Because of one womans jealously over another
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Not Guilty: My voice shakes after 8.5 years of incarceration. I have been humbled through and through; and yet, nothing will stop me from…
  • Mar 21

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member

    The effects of S.O. registry to the family member
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Hard Life: I am a wife of a very low to no risk R.S.O. We are so affected with this SORNA and International Megan's Law. The majority of…
  • Mar 21

    The Lie Detector and the Sex Offender

    The Lie Detector and the Sex Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By James: I just received a letter in the mail from my Probation Officer that he has scheduled me for a Lie Detector test/polygraph test in…
Rank this Week: 7

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Former Loan Officer Admits Falsifying Credit and Loan Application

    Former Loan Officer Admits Falsifying Credit and Loan Application
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Brian W. Harrison, 56, Great Bend, Kansas, a former loan officer for a bank in Great Bend, pleaded guilty to a federal charge of bank fraud admitting that he falsified credit and loan applications, promissory notes and…
  • Mar 26

    Real Estate Agent Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Charge

    Real Estate Agent Indicted on Mortgage Fraud Charge
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Joseph Pasquale, 38, Worcester, MA, has been charged with with one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud and two counts of bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment for each…
  • Mar 25

    Man Indicted for Role in $4M Escrow Fraud Scheme

    Man Indicted for Role in $4M Escrow Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. George Kalivretenos, 58, Miami Beach, Florida, who allegedly stole $4 million in borrowers’ funds and lied to federal law enforcement agents, was indicted by a federal grand jury on charges of wire fraud, money…
Rank this Week: 8

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: 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/
  • Mar 29

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How military commissions are like the Cleveland Brown

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How military commissions are like the Cleveland Brown
    There has been another leadership change for the Guantanamo Bay military commissions.  Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor, offers some thoughts in the NYT. His essay begins: Last week, we learned that, only months into…
  • Mar 28

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel
    I was pretty shocked to find the following email in my inbox: Dear Fellow Members of the Virginia State Bar, Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other individuals have expressed objections to the VSB’s plan to take the Midyear…
  • Mar 27

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?
    I haven’t been blogging much lately — I’ve been too busy, although I’ve been regularly sharing new cases and links over at my Twitter feed — but I wanted to flag a new post I wrote for Lawfare on the pending…
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/
  • Mar 28

    UN Annual Humanitarian Overview for the situation in Palestine released

    UN Annual Humanitarian Overview for the situation in Palestine released
    [JURIST] The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs [official website] on Thursday released its 2014 Annual Humanitarian Overview [report, PDF], noting that Palestinian civilians continue to face daily threats to their…
  • Mar 28

    HRW concerned over civilian casualties following airstrikes in Yemen

    HRW concerned over civilian casualties following airstrikes in Yemen
    [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] on Saturday expressed concern [press release] over civilian casualties resulting from Saudi Arabia-led airstrikes in Yemen’s capital, Sanaa. The airstrikes that occurred on March 26th…
  • Mar 28

    Nigeria holds presidential elections amid violence

    Nigeria holds presidential elections amid violence
    [JURIST] Nigeria held its presidential and gubernatorial elections Saturday in spite of violent attacks against voters by Boko Haram [JURIST news archive]. The elections, originally scheduled for February 14, were postponed [Washington Times…
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

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/
  • Mar 28

    HELP EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS

    HELP EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE VICTIMS
    Dear Friend: Yesterday, I toured the devastation at the building collapse in the East Village with Mayor de Blasio and other government colleagues and thanked first responders, who once again put their lives on the lines for New …
  • Mar 28

    HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE

    HELP THE VICTIMS OF THE EAST VILLAGE BUILDING COLLAPSE
    Dear Friend: Yesterday, I toured the devastation at the building collapse in the East Village with Mayor de Blasio and other government colleagues and thanked first responders, who once again put their lives on the lines for New …
  • Mar 27

    HE FINDS MUSEUMS BORING

    HE FINDS MUSEUMS BORING
    @ Egyptian Museum -- Cairo
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
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 29

    Oregon Supreme Court to consider constitutionality of LWOP sentence for public pubic promotion

    Oregon Supreme Court to consider constitutionality of LWOP sentence for public pubic promotion
    This local article from the Beaver State, headlined "Oregon Supreme Court to consider: Is it 'cruel and unusual' to imprison public masturbator for life?," reports that the top court in Oregon is taking up a notable sentencing issue…
  • Mar 28

    "The activist nun reforming profit-prisons"

    "The activist nun reforming profit-prisons"
    The title of this post is the headline of this intriguing new article via CNNMoney. Here are excerpts: Some of America's most controversial companies -- for profit prisons -- have unlikely owners: nuns. Mercy Investment Services Inc. is the…
  • Mar 28

    Notable effort by "World’s Worst Mom" to take on sex offender registrie

    Notable effort by "World’s Worst Mom" to take on sex offender registrie
    This new Salon piece provides an interesting Q&A with notable author who has become famous for criticizing overprotective parenting and who is now criticizing what she sees as ineffective sex offender registries. The piece is headlined…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 29

    In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Gun

    In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Gun
    As we have seen on ImmigrationProf, the GOP presidential hopefuls cannot agree on immigration reform. This Washington Post article reports that the candidates do agree on guns: "Some of them have been building their collections since…
  • Mar 29

    Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium

    Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium
    The Chapman Law Review (vol. 18, number 2) has published a symposium entitled "Stalemate on Immigration Reform" with contributions by Scott Rempell (unaccompanied minors and the "border surge"), Wendi Adelson (immigrant…
  • Mar 28

    EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea

    EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea
    ImmigrationProf recently reported on efforts to save migrants making the journey to Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. This report, EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea by Julia Gour, considers the tragic deaths of over…
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

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

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/
  • Mar 26

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread
    As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...
  • Mar 25

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Young v. UPS, a case concerning whether a pregnant woman denied a light duty accommodation under a policy that accommodated injuries caused on the job with light duty assignments, but did not...
  • Mar 21

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism
    Lisa Bernt (Visiting scholar, Northeastern) has just posted on SSRN her very interesting piece, "Suppressing the Mischief: New Work, Old Problems". This article was part of a symposium issue, "Employed or Just Working?:…
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    People dancing in movies are all doing the same dance.

    People dancing in movies are all doing the same dance.
    Except Cher. She's doing The Monkey.Based on that set of clips the essential movie dance is: Face forward, plant your feet apart, elbows up and out sideways, punch one fists up and then the other in a way that causes movement in the rest of…
  • Mar 29

    Why am I avoiding this Indiana RFRA story?

    Why am I avoiding this Indiana RFRA story?
    I've got to examine my own soul! I see it — e.g., here —  and I know I'm avoiding it. There is something to examine. Why is Indiana getting into so much trouble over a type of law that used to be extremely popular? I guess it…
  • Mar 29

    "Show me a party to which women are invited but that they overwhelmingly choose to avoid..."

    "Show me a party to which women are invited but that they overwhelmingly choose to avoid..."
    "... and I'll show you a party to which I'd ask you to remember not to invite me."Guess what the "party" is before clicking through.
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 29

    Woman Poses as Lawyer for a Decade

    Woman Poses as Lawyer for a Decade
    Authorities say that a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for ten years and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Kimberly Kitchen, 45, fooled BMZ law by forging a...
  • Mar 29

    Bail Bondsman and Defense Attorney Accused of Will Forgery

    Bail Bondsman and Defense Attorney Accused of Will Forgery
    Bail bondsman Ray Zapata of San Angelo, Texas, has been indicted in connection to allegations that he forged the will of John Edward Sullivan, who died last year. Defense attorney John Young has also been indicted in the case, which...
  • Mar 29

    CLE on Domestic Asset Protection Trust Planning in Arizona, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire

    CLE on Domestic Asset Protection Trust Planning in Arizona, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire
    The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is presenting the fourth of five eCLE webinars that are part the Domestic Asset Protection Trust Planning: Jurisdiction Selection Series. The upcoming webinar will focus on asset…
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/
  • Mar 27

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015

    15th ANNUAL LOYOLA ANTITRUST COLLOQUIUM April 24, 2015
    In honor of the 20th anniversary of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies, we are making the April 24, 2015 annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium open to the public on a space available basis. The colloquium is free and Illinois CLE...
  • Mar 27

    Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach

    Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach
    Rutger J.G. Claassen, Utrecht University Department of Philosophyn and Anna Gerbrandy, Europa Institute Utrecht University School of Law address Rethinking Competition Law: From a Consumer Welfare to a Capability Approach. ABSTRACT: European…
  • Mar 27

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015
    The ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Intellectual Property Committee and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s Antitrust Committee Present FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight
    In Bernstein v. Village of Wesley Hills, (SD NY, March 27, 2015), a New York federal district court rejected religious discrimination claims growing out of a chapter in the long battle between Hasidic residents and others in parts of Rockland…
  • Mar 29

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Stavenjord v. Schmimdt, (AK Sup. Ct., March 20, 2015), the Alaska Supreme Court held that a trial court was incorrect in dismissing a RLUIPA claim by a Buddhist prisoner who wanted to receive a kosher diet and to purchase a prayer…
  • Mar 28

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding
    As previously reported, last month a Washington state trial court held that a florist shop and its owner violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the state's Consumer Protection Act when the shop's owner advised a customer…
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/
  • Mar 27

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?
    I'm one of Temple Law Review's advisors. Given my views on student-run journals, this is a bit ironic. But the experience so far has taught me how much student editors care about getting it right, and how invested they can be in their…
  • Mar 26

    Erasing Adolescence

    Erasing Adolescence
    One of the urban legends of childhood is that individuals get a fresh start when they turn 18. Of course, like many urban legends, it's not entirely false. Policies linked to this fresh start include a separate juvenile court that offers…
  • Mar 26

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, which substantially concerned the viability of the 1992 precedent Dewsnup v. Timm. The resulting conversation ranged far and wide on the subject of precedent,…
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
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

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Trade mark trolls in Cuba: will 'General Washington' come to the aid of US brands?

    Trade mark trolls in Cuba: will 'General Washington' come to the aid of US brands?
    Does history repeat itself? Not as such, but it does throw the light of the past on the problems of the present.  This Kat well recalls the problems faced by international brands, returning to South Africa after years of boycotts in the…
  • Mar 29

    Polo not the same as football, but Royal Berks give Yanks a partial whipping

    Polo not the same as football, but Royal Berks give Yanks a partial whipping
    It's the polo season again in Luxembourg, which hosts a forum that may have seen more POLO-related litigation than anywhere else in Europe, and possibly beyond (POLO cases that have come before the European Union's top courts so far can be…
  • Mar 29

    Taste of nature in court as plant growers slug it out over red radish patent

    Taste of nature in court as plant growers slug it out over red radish patent
    We've just had tomatoes and broccoli [on which see last week's Katpost by David, here], and now it's the turn of red radishes [this Kat's favourite is the white radish: for more information on radishes, click here]. From Rita Prins of Cresco…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 29

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Mar 29

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries…
  • Mar 27

    The Friday Fillip: Relating

    The Friday Fillip: Relating
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
Rank this Week: 29

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Mar 27

    Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing

    Argument preview: Mental disability and death sentencing
    At 10 a.m. Monday, the Supreme Court will hold one hour of oral argument on the procedure to be used to determine if an individual is mentally disabled and thus cannot be given a death sentence.  In Brumfield v. Cain, arguing for the…
  • Mar 27

    This week at the Court

    This week at the Court
    On Monday the Court will hear oral argument in Brumfield v. Cain. The Court will also issue orders from the March 27 Conference. On Tuesday the Court will hear oral argument in Kimble v. Marvel Enterprises and Commil USA, LLC v. Cisco…
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

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

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 28

    How to opt out of unwanted communication

    How to opt out of unwanted communication
    Vox – How to opt out of everything from credit card offers to group texts – 9 useful tips and resources, with the last not actually achievable – reclaiming your online privacy from government surveillance.
  • Mar 28

    Constitution Annotated

    Constitution Annotated
    Via Congress.gov – “The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation (popularly known as the Constitution Annotated) contains legal analysis and interpretation of the United States Constitution, based…
  • Mar 28

    RAND – A Database of U.S. Security Treaties and Agreement

    RAND – A Database of U.S. Security Treaties and Agreement
    RAND – “Treaties and agreements are powerful foreign policy tools that the United States uses to build and solidify relationships with partners and to influence the behavior of other states. As a result, the overall U.S. portfolio…
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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/
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
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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
  • Mar 28

    Pregnancy as Disability

    Pregnancy as Disability
    When I teach family law, I briefly discuss the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The basic hypothetical that I use is: Ace Employer makes no accommodations for any disabilities (other than what is required under the Americans with Disabilities…
  • Mar 27

    Justice Jackson’s Error

    Justice Jackson’s Error
    A subject that came up in my Bill of Rights seminar this semester is the fallacy that the rights included in the First Amendment were the most important ones because    . . . well, they came first.  Of course, this is wrong.…
  • Mar 27

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015 The Stripping of the Trust: A Study In Legal Evolution Adam S Hofri-Winogradow The Fault of Trespass Avihay Dorfman, Assaf Jacob How Tort Law Empowers Ori J Herstein…
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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/
  • Mar 29

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"
    Article in the LA Times about the possible impact in California of a recent SCOTUS case (about teeth whitening in North Carolina). Excerpt: Hanging in the balance is the state's ability to regulate not only barbers and pet groomers, but...
  • Mar 27

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic
    As I prepared to attend this inaugural meeting, it seemed that it would all be prepatory and introductory. But the RRC just voted to create a sub-committee to (1) propose a standard by which some rules might be considered in...
  • Mar 27

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession
    At TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron links to an article from The Economist titled, " Attack of the Bean-counters. Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business." At Leiter Law Reports, Michael Simkovic posts, "The Absence of Evidence…
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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/
  • Mar 28

    We need laws requiring lawyers to stay abreast of technology?

    We need laws requiring lawyers to stay abreast of technology?
    Robert Ambrogi (@bobambrogi) reported this week that Massachusetts is the 14th state to require lawyers to stay abreast of technology as a condition of licensure. Massachusetts ethics rules will now include the following provision,…
  • Mar 27

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Same-Sex FMLA Halted, Drones on Youtube, Fantasy Sport

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Same-Sex FMLA Halted, Drones on Youtube, Fantasy Sport
    It’s time to wrap things up for the week and head out into a sunny Seattle evening—or watch basketball. Probably watch basketball. As a heads up, over on LXBN, Ben Feder joins me on LXBN TV to talk GM’s bankruptcy and…
  • Mar 26

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Cross-Device Tracking, Pregnancy Discrimination, Uber

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Cross-Device Tracking, Pregnancy Discrimination, Uber
    In big news yesterday, the Supreme Court handed down a major ruling on pregnancy in the workplace—Zosha covered it well over on LXBN and Jason Shinn does here on the roundup. total posts on the LexBlog Network today: 212. FCC Hits TV…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 27

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot
    I wanted to alert our readers to the Margot Wallstrom Affair –because, most likely, most of our readers have not heard about it.  This is unfortunate because, as a journalist for The Spectator noted, “[i]f the cries of…
  • Mar 27

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)
    The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law has sent an invitation to a workshop on public international law (PIL) from 25-27 September 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. The full call for papers is…
  • Mar 27

    Go On! University of Essex Human Rights Summer School (early registration discount through April 20th)

    Go On! University of Essex Human Rights Summer School (early registration discount through April 20th)
    The Human Rights Centre at the University of Essex is offering its five day summer school on Human Rights Research Methods from 29 June to 3 July 2015. This will be followed by a second week (6-7 July) of thematic modules on cutting edge…
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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/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
  • Mar 16

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

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

    Slack Says It Was Hacked, Enables Two-Factor Authentication

    Slack Says It Was Hacked, Enables Two-Factor Authentication
    On Friday Slack announced on its corporate blog that it was hacked over the course of four days in February. The post Slack Says It Was Hacked, Enables Two-Factor Authentication appeared first on WIRED.
  • Mar 26

    Privacy Critics Go 0-2 With Congress’ Cybersecurity Bill

    Privacy Critics Go 0-2 With Congress’ Cybersecurity Bill
    Over the last month, privacy advocates have slammed the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act, arguing that it’s surveillance legislation hidden in a security bill’s clothing. But those protests didn’t stop a Senate…
  • Mar 26

    Big Vulnerability in Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests at Risk

    Big Vulnerability in Hotel Wi-Fi Router Puts Guests at Risk
    Guests at hundreds of hotels around the world are susceptible to serious hacks because of routers that many hotel chains depend on for their Wi-Fi networks. Researchers have discovered a vulnerability in the systems, which would allow an…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    How Sure Does an Expert Need to Be in a Maryland Personal Injury Cases?

    How Sure Does an Expert Need to Be in a Maryland Personal Injury Cases?
    In any serious personal injury case in Maryland, you need an expert to testify.  Are there some cases where the injury is so obvious that a medical expert is not required?  There may be.  But anyone willing to take that chance…
  • Feb 12

    Nerve Damage Causing Foot Drop After Total Hip Replacement

    Nerve Damage Causing Foot Drop After Total Hip Replacement
    Nearly a quarter of a million Americans undergo total hip replacement  surgery.  All of them do so reluctantly.  This invasive orthopedic surgery is a major operation.  Everyone agrees that there are unavoidable risks…
  • Feb 9

    Dog Breed May Affect Homeowner’s Insurance in Maryland

    Dog Breed May Affect Homeowner’s Insurance in Maryland
    Maryland made the right call by getting rid of the “one bit rule,” which created an assumption that dog owners know their dogs can bite.  In doing so, they effectively nixed a court ruling that said that Pit Bulls are…
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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
  • Mar 29

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT

    Election monitoring in austere contexts using ICT
    The following note was penned to the co-ordinator of the Centre for Monitoring Election Violence (CMEV), who asked me to go into some detail around the information security, gathering, archival and dissemination strategies I conceptualised…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
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