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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/
  • Apr 29

    Medivation Rejects Takeover Bid From Sanofi

    Medivation Rejects Takeover Bid From Sanofi
    Pressured by a proposal made directly to Medivation’s shareholders, the company said the $9.3 billion offer “substantially undervalues Medivation.”
  • Apr 29

    Rovi Buys TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal

    Rovi Buys TiVo in $1.1 Billion Deal
    In acquiring TiVo, Rovi will get access to analytics about viewing habits and add 10 million households to its own 18 million.
  • Apr 29

    Retiring: The Pros and Cons of Using a Robot as an Investment Adviser

    Retiring: The Pros and Cons of Using a Robot as an Investment Adviser
    Regulators and others question whether robo-advisers, which assemble investment portfolios online, can grasp clients’ situations the way humans can.
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/
  • Apr 29

    ‘Objection To Form’: The Value Of Specific Objections At Deposition

    ‘Objection To Form’: The Value Of Specific Objections At Deposition
    While the generic objection "as to form" allows you to get out your objection quickly, you risk not fully preserving the objection and not properly giving your adversary notice allowing him to reword his question, and you are acting contrary…
  • Apr 29

    Lessons From Prince’s Legacy And Struggle With Digital Music Market

    Lessons From Prince’s Legacy And Struggle With Digital Music Market
    Prince, Tidal, and the evolution of digital music.
  • Apr 29

    Morning Docket: 04.29.16

    Morning Docket: 04.29.16
    * Given the fact that Senate Republicans have remained firm in their opposition to Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland receiving a confirmation hearing, it seems all the more likely that the vacancy left on the high court by the late…
Rank this Week: 3

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 29

    Trump Unplugged in California: Advocates Torture

    Trump Unplugged in California: Advocates Torture
    As the media focuses on the Trump protesters at his rally last night in Orange County, CA, I hope it doesn't overlook what Trump is saying -- to cheers of his supporters. For one thing, he's back to advocating torture. The LA Times…
  • Apr 28

    Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter Found Incompetent

    Accused Planned Parenthood Shooter Found Incompetent
    A state psychologist has concluded that Robert Lewis Dear Jr., accused in Colorado's Planned Parenthood shootings, is incompetent to stand trial (unable to assist in his own defense and understand the nature of the charges and consequences.) …
  • Apr 28

    The Will of Bernie

    The Will of Bernie
    Bernie Sanders and his wife Jane seem to think that the Democratic nomination isn't about nominating a Democrat. (scroll down to 7:45 am entry.) They think non-Democrats should be allowed to dictate who the Democratic nominee should be: …
Rank this Week: 4

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Tulane Is Seeking To Hire A Tax Visitor

    Tulane Is Seeking To Hire A Tax Visitor
    Tulane Law School is seeking to hire a visiting tax professor for either Fall 2016 or the entire 2016-17 Academic Year: Visitors would be expected to teach basic Income Tax and other tax related courses. Applicants at any career stage are…
  • Apr 29

    SSRN Tax Professor Ranking

    SSRN Tax Professor Ranking
    SSRN has updated its monthly rankings of 750 American and international law school faculties and 3,000 law professors by (among other things) the number of paper downloads from the SSRN database. Here is the new list (through April 1, 2016)…
  • Apr 29

    Call For Papers:University Of Washington Symposium On Protecting Taxpayer Right

    Call For Papers:University Of Washington Symposium On Protecting Taxpayer Right
    The University of Washington’s Graduate Tax Program has issued a call for papers for its Fourth Annual Tax Symposium on October 7, 2016: The 2016 Symposium will focus on Protecting Taxpayer Rights and feature keynote remarks by Nina E.…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 25

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea

    Another Bolger Conspirator Takes a Plea
    Gary Hughes, 36, San Diego, California, pled guilty to one count of mortgage fraud conspiracy involving bank fraud. He faces a maximum penalty of 30 years’ imprisonment. According to the plea agreement and court proceedings, in…
  • Apr 25

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower

    Indictment in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme Using Straw Borrower
    Sergio Roman Barrientos, 62, Poway, California, was indicted by a federal grand jury in a six-count superseding indictment that charged both Barrientos and Zalathiel Aguila, 42, Fairfield, California. According to the…
  • Apr 25

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam

    18 Years in Timeshare Consulting Scam
    Ian Resnick, 41, Abescon, New Jersey was sentenced to 18 years in prison for his role in a $3 million conspiracy to scam customers by offering phony consulting services to owners of timeshares through the New Jersey-based Vacation…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
  • Dec 29

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender

    Unjust Punishment of a One Time Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By DG: My time on the registry has been nothing short of a nightmare that you never wake. My crime was sexual assault of a child, sounds and…
  • Dec 29

    Life lesson

    Life lesson
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By TC: We'll here it goes. I had a girlfriend and she had a daughter. We meet at our work. We started dating and after awhile we moved in…
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

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/
  • Apr 29

    [Brian Kalt] Don’t kill the candidate

    [Brian Kalt] Don’t kill the candidate
    I would like to conclude my week of blogging with a call to action. If no candidate wins a majority in the electoral college, the House of Representatives will choose our next president in a “contingent election,” from among the…
  • Apr 28

    [Randy Barnett] The rise of the executive-administrative state

    [Randy Barnett] The rise of the executive-administrative state
    The Daily Signal has published a short excerpt from Our Republican Constitution: Securing the Liberty and Sovereignty of We the People. It is taken from Chapter 8 on A Government of Men and Not of Laws: The Rise of the…
  • Apr 28

    [Randy Barnett] Early Reviews of Our Republican Constitution

    [Randy Barnett] Early Reviews of Our Republican Constitution
    One of the joys of publishing a popular book in the age of Twitter and Facebook is immediately hearing that people have read and enjoyed the book. As an academic, one normally waits months or years for such feedback, if one ever receives it…
Rank this Week: 9

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/
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/
  • Apr 28

    US House approves e-mail privacy bill

    US House approves e-mail privacy bill
    The US House of Representatives voted unanimously [bill history] Wednesday to pass the Email Privacy Act” [HR 699, PDF]. The purpose of the bill is to protect the e-mail correspondence of American citizens, as under the current…
  • Apr 28

    China passes law restricting NGO

    China passes law restricting NGO
    China passed a new law [Xinhua report] Thursday restricting non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and subjecting them to intense governmental scrutiny and other obligations such as reporting their sources of income and increasing the number…
  • Apr 28

    Tennessee law allows therapists to refuse patients on religious ground

    Tennessee law allows therapists to refuse patients on religious ground
    [JURIST] Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam [official website] on Wednesday announced that he signed into law a bill [HB 1840, text] allowing therapists to refuse to treat patients based on religious objections, when that patient’s…
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/
  • Apr 28

    HOW ABOUT A DRUNKEN KISS?

    HOW ABOUT A DRUNKEN KISS?
    @ Almond Tribeca
  • Apr 28

    BURLOCK BURGER

    BURLOCK BURGER
    BC Burger -- with no ham and no cheese, tomato, arugula -- and a side of fries. $19 @ Burlock Coast
  • Apr 28

    NO MOVIE'S PLAYING ....

    NO MOVIE'S PLAYING ....
    @ 180 Meridian Cinema (in Taveuni, Fiji)
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
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Apprehensions of Undocumented Migrants Falling

    Apprehensions of Undocumented Migrants Falling
    Check out this chart from Bloomberg (in response to Trumps claims about undocumented migrants "pouring" over the border): -KitJ
  • Apr 29

    Inside A Georgia Immigration Court, One Man Fights To Stay With His Family

    Inside A Georgia Immigration Court, One Man Fights To Stay With His Family
    Caitlin Dickerson of NPR offers insights into the goings-on of immigration court. Thousands of immigrants go through the Lumpkin, Ga., immigration court yearly. More than 97 percent of them lose and are deported. NPR follows the case of one…
  • Apr 29

    Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 183,017; Deaths 1,244

    Mediterranean Migrant Arrivals in 2016: 183,017; Deaths 1,244
    The International Office of Migration reports that reports an estimated 183,017 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea in 2016, arriving in Italy, Greece, Cyprus and Spain, through April 27. Latest fatalities stand at 1,244. KJ…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Apr 29

    "Baldwin, Johnson bitterly joust over appeals court vacancy"

    "Baldwin, Johnson bitterly joust over appeals court vacancy"
    "Baldwin, Johnson bitterly joust over appeals court vacancy": In today's edition of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Craig Gilbert has a front page article that begins, "Wisconsin's two U.S. senators are blaming each other in unusually harsh…
  • Apr 29

    "WI John Doe Cert. Petition Raises Substantial Questions, But #SCOTUS May Not Bite"

    "WI John Doe Cert. Petition Raises Substantial Questions, But #SCOTUS May Not Bite"
    "WI John Doe Cert. Petition Raises Substantial Questions, But #SCOTUS May Not Bite": Rick Hasen has this post today at his "Election Law Blog." And in related news coverage, Patrick Marley of The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports that…
  • Apr 29

    "Justice Breyer Stresses Globality"

    "Justice Breyer Stresses Globality"
    "Justice Breyer Stresses Globality": The Hoya, the student newspaper of Georgetown University, has an article that begins, "Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer argued that the court should take a more global perspective in legal…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 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/
  • Apr 26

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration

    Deflategate, Collective Bargaining, and Arbitration
    Lisa Gelernter (SUNY-Buffalo, and a Bills fan) writes to share her take on the Second Circuit’s decision upholding the four-game suspension of Tom Brady of the Patriots for the deflate-gate scandal. [Side note: all the NFL's footballs are…
  • Apr 22

    Uber Settles Class Action for $100 million

    Uber Settles Class Action for $100 million
    Many of us in the labor and employment law community have been following the pending class-action litigation against Uber on the issue of whether its drivers are employees or independent contractors. Widespread news reports now indicate that…
  • Apr 21

    EEOC/Halliburton Settlement Breach

    EEOC/Halliburton Settlement Breach
    image from eeoc.gov For those of us teaching courses in ADR/Employment, an interesting case comes out of Mississippi between the EEOC and Halliburton. The case, EEOC v. Halliburton Energy Service, Inc. and Boots & Coots, LLC d/b/a/ Boots…
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    British Men Use Friends Ashes To Catch Monster Fish

    British Men Use Friends Ashes To Catch Monster Fish
    Ron Hopper was an avid fisherman and, as he approached retirement, he dreamed of being able to travel the world with his friends exploring exotic locals in the hunt for the big catch. But it was not to be. At...
  • Apr 29

    CLE On Intermediate Estate Planning In Texa

    CLE On Intermediate Estate Planning In Texa
    The State Bar of Texas is hosting a CLE entitled, Intermediate Estate Planning 2016, which will take place on June 21, 2016 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Provided below is a description of the event:...
  • Apr 28

    Program That Offsets Tax Refunds Against Tax Debts Tightened By IRS

    Program That Offsets Tax Refunds Against Tax Debts Tightened By IRS
    The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) is making changes to its procedures and computer systems in order to better identify a taxpayers outstanding tax debts and then subtract those debts from the taxpayers refund. This new procedure will have a…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    Michigan City Restores Cross On Sand Dune-- Sort Of...

    Michigan City Restores Cross On Sand Dune-- Sort Of...
    As previously reported, in a controversial move last year that was unsuccessfully challenged by citizens, the city of Grand Haven, Michigan agreed to remove a 48 foot cross that had been displayed periodically on a city-owned sand dune for 50…
  • Apr 28

    EEOC Sues Hospital Over Arbitrary Deadline For Religious Accommodation Request

    EEOC Sues Hospital Over Arbitrary Deadline For Religious Accommodation Request
    The EEOC announced today that it has filed a religious discrimination lawsuit against Mission Hospital based in Asheville, North Carolina.  At issue are requests by 3 employees for religious exemptions from the hospital's requirement…
  • Apr 28

    Alabama City Outlaws Restroom Use Conforming To Gender Identity That Differs From Birth Certificate

    Alabama City Outlaws Restroom Use Conforming To Gender Identity That Differs From Birth Certificate
    In the latest chapter in the "bathroom wars," on Tuesday the Oxford, Alabama City Council unanimously passed Ordinance No. 2016-18 (full text) barring anyone from using rest rooms or changing facilities that do not correspond to the gender…
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/
  • Apr 29

    The Law of LAWn Sign

    The Law of LAWn Sign
    A final post of thanks and a quick follow up. First, thank you to Howard and the Prawfsblawg family for the opportunity to share my ideas this month. I look forward to joining you again in 2017. In an earlier post I mentioned that our LAWn…
  • Apr 29

    Complete Junior Law Prawfs FAQs Serie

    Complete Junior Law Prawfs FAQs Serie
    It has been such a pleasure to guestblog at Prawfsblawg this month and to do this Junior Law Prawfs FAQs Series on how to become a voice in one's field. I have learned so much from your comments, your Twitter conversations, and your very…
  • Apr 28

    Are we more like Argentina or Russia?

    Are we more like Argentina or Russia?
    A question I have been mulling for a while now is whether the US is likely to make a serious attempt at some point in the future to hold former government officials accountable for sanctioning arguably unlawful interrogation techniques…
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
  • Apr 28

    Terrorism & Belligerency — 3-Week Workshop — Haifa, Israel

    Terrorism & Belligerency — 3-Week Workshop — Haifa, Israel
    The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Conditions at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law and the Geography and Environmental Studies Department invite submissions for participation in a young…
  • Apr 28

    Tenth Law and Information Society Symposium – New York City, NY

    Tenth Law and Information Society Symposium – New York City, NY
    Fordham Law School hosts the Tenth Law and Information Society Symposium May 13, 2016. In 2005, Fordham Law School brought together leading academics in the then-emerging field of information law...
  • Apr 28

    Third National Symposium On Experiential Learning In Law – New York City, NY

    Third National Symposium On Experiential Learning In Law – New York City, NY
    June 10-12, 2016, New York Law School hosts the 2016 Third National Symposium on Experiential Learning in Law, which “will take a careful look at how to identify and effectively...
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

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 29

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood (barely) reviews Monday’s relisted cases. For a second week, my day job is inexplicably crowding out my efforts to bring the legal market to a screeching halt by inserting malicious hyperlinks into purportedly humorous…
  • Apr 29

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    On Wednesday the Court heard oral arguments in the challenge by former Virginia governor Bob McDonnell to his fraud convictions.  Commentary comes from Steven Mazie of The Economist, who suggests that a ruling reversing McDonnell’s…
  • Apr 28

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Nelson v. Colorado 15-1256 Issue: Whether Colorado’s requirement that defendants must prove their innocence by clear and convincing evidence to get their money back, after reversal of…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 29

    The Need for a Code of Conduct for Family Law Dispute

    The Need for a Code of Conduct for Family Law Dispute
    The Codes of Conduct of Canada’s various law societies set the standards of conduct expected of members of the profession. They are enforced through the law societies’ enabling legislation, which uniformly empower the societies to…
  • Apr 29

    It’s a Law Firm, Not a Love Song: It Can Carry on Without You (For a Week or Two)

    It’s a Law Firm, Not a Love Song: It Can Carry on Without You (For a Week or Two)
    “(T)o build my career is to make myself indispensable, demonstrating indispensability means burying myself in the work, and the upshot of successfully demonstrating my indispensability is the need to continue working…
  • Apr 28

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue

    Barreau Du Quebec Position on Hourly Billing Report Long Overdue
    On March 24, 2016, the Barreau du Quebec (Quebec Bar Association) released a report « La tarification horaire à l’heure de la réflexion » (in French only and translated to say Hourly Billing: A Time for…
Rank this Week: 29

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016

    .52 repeal comes into force July 28 2016
    Transition period of s.52 expedited The repeal of s.52 of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 (CDPA) has been expedited due to the outcome of a government consultation. s.52 stipulates the term for artistic works which have been…
  • Apr 29

    Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?

    Freedom of panorama in France: could even a visit to Père Lachaise become a problem?
    Adjusting the camera not to include any copyright materialGame of Thrones? House of Cards? Forget them.The battle around what until recently was an area of copyright not many cared knew about, ie freedom of panorama, has now become one of the…
  • Apr 29

    The end of the Google Books legal saga

    The end of the Google Books legal saga
    A few days ago the US Supreme Court refused [here] to grant certiorari in the long-running battle between the Authors Guild and Google over the latter's Books Library Project [Katposts here].Katfriend Shalini…
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/
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Apr 28

    Use Facebook to bring engagement to your blog

    Use Facebook to bring engagement to your blog
    Blogging, unlike writing an article, is all about going “out” where the people are to engage your audience. When we began blogging years ago we referenced what others wrote on their blogs. The technology, whether it was…
  • Apr 28

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Prince, Innovation, and Social Media

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Prince, Innovation, and Social Media
    Welcome back! We’ve got a lot of authors on the LexBlog Network covering the new trade secrets bill passing through Congress this week, including two on the list today from Global Workplace Insider and Trade Secrets Trends. Check it…
  • Apr 27

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Deflategate, Drones, and DOJ

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Deflategate, Drones, and DOJ
    Well it may not be football season, but that’s not stopping the NFL from being back in the news. For instance the Washington “Slurs” are trying to hop on a potential Supreme Court case involving disparaging trademarks. And…
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

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/
  • Apr 28

    Everyone Hates Cruz

    Everyone Hates Cruz
    Add John Boehner to the list: “Lucifer in the flesh,” the former speaker said. “I have Democrat friends and Republican friends. I get along with almost everyone, but I have never worked with a more miserable son of a bitch…
  • Apr 27

    None Dare Call it Perjury?

    None Dare Call it Perjury?
    FBI analysts gave consistently false testimony for 20 years, leading to hundreds of convictions, including at least 32 defendants sentenced to death. “Of those, 14 have been executed or died in prison.” Yet the Washington Post…
  • Apr 27

    They Deserve Each Other

    They Deserve Each Other
    We deserve better. Cruz Pre-Taps Fiorina. Photo: Flickr/Gage Skidmore
Rank this Week: 36

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
Rank this Week: 37

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment
    Reid K. Weisbord, Rutgers Law School (Newark), is publishing A Copyright Right of Publicity in volume 84 of the Fordham Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article identifies a striking asymmetry in the law’s disparate treatment…
  • Apr 27

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age
    Brooke Hofhenke, American University College of Law, is publishing The Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age in the Dartmouth Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Drones have exploded in popularity over the last few years for both the…
  • Apr 27

    Brinton on Racist Language and Censorship in the Media

    Brinton on Racist Language and Censorship in the Media
    Hal Brinton, University of Leeds, is publishing Racist Language and Censorship in the Media in the Westlaw Insight Encyclopedia (Sweet & Maxwell, 2015). Here is the abstract. This article explores the varied regulation across different…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
  • Apr 22

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)
    The Faculty Lounge The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again) [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Louis D. Brandeis Center has filed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association seeking to enjoin the ASA’s resolution to boycott…
  • Apr 15

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
    From NPR’s All Things Considered: Out of State Lawyers Descend on Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis For the most part, official help has been slow in getting to Flint, Mich., but one group of first responders is on the ground....
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Mar 2

    Maryland E-Filing Update

    Maryland E-Filing Update
    I’m passing along the latest information on Maryland transition to e-filing. In 2014, the Maryland Judiciary launched the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) system – a project that modernizes current case management systems and…
  • Feb 18

    Is Donald Trump Helping Personal Injury Lawyers?

    Is Donald Trump Helping Personal Injury Lawyers?
    Donald Trump has the support of a broad swatch of people.   Many of his supporters have the viewpoint that the problem in this country is too many lawsuits. Trump would not take this position.  He is, by any definition, a celebrity.…
  • Feb 16

    Maryland Rule 1-311

    Maryland Rule 1-311
    An amendment to Rule 1-311 went into effect on January 1st.  The amendment requires that for all pleadings filed electronically with an electronic signature must include the attorney’s client protection fund number. I cannot find…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 28

    Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy

    Voltage Pictures Launches Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit With Reverse Class Action Strategy
    Voltage Pictures, which previously engaged in a lengthy court battle to require Canadian ISPs to disclose the names of alleged file sharers, has adopted a new legal strategy. This week, the company filed an unusual application in federal…
  • Apr 26

    Canadian Officials Admit TPP IP Policy Runs Counter To Preferred National Strategy

    Canadian Officials Admit TPP IP Policy Runs Counter To Preferred National Strategy
    Today is World IP Day, which marks the creation of the World Intellectual Property Organization. Canadian policy has long preferred the use of international bodies like WIPO to advance its IP objectives, yet the intellectual property…
  • Apr 25

    Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want

    Why Federal Leadership on Universal Broadband is a Need, Not a Want
    With one week still remaining in the federal telecommunications regulator’s hearing focused on the state of Internet access in Canada, the process has taken a surprising turn that ultimately cries out for leadership from Navdeep Bains,…
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Mar 15

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar

    Countering Violent Extremism & Mobile Advocacy in Myanmar
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation’s website. ### I was invited to take part in Tech Camp 2016, held at Phandeeyar, where I talked about and trained on mobile advocacy and activism strategies. Calling on the work engineered in…
  • Feb 26

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform

    Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform
    Clearing the Decks After a Year of Reviews: Operationalizing Peace Operations Reform, organised by ZIF, the Centre for International Peace Operations, was held from 25 – 26 February just outside of Berlin. Agenda here. I was asked to…
  • Dec 17

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?

    Technology and Public Participation – What’s New?
    Via ConstitutionNet’s website. ### Sanjana Hattotuwa of the ICT4Peace Foundation speaks about the key characteristics and functionalities of the internet, social media and mobile technologies which have changed our world, and which…
Rank this Week: 44

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 28

    The journal Science does "The growing problem of patent trolling" in April 29, 2016 issue

    The journal Science does "The growing problem of patent trolling" in April 29, 2016 issue
    Back in the year 2014, IPBiz discussed some work by Lauren Cohen on "patent trolls" [see Lauren Cohen et al. go after "patent trolls" ].Flash forward to 2016, and Cohen is talking about patent trolling in the journal Science. The summary…
  • Apr 28

    Further thoughts on the Taney statue matter in Baltimore

    Further thoughts on the Taney statue matter in Baltimore
    There is a recommendation to "de-access" the statue of (former) Supreme Court Chief Justice Taney, who, among other things, authored the "Dred Scott" decision. One notes that seven justices concurred in that decision, with only two firmly…
  • Apr 27

    Merck v. Gnosis: No en banc review of "substantial evidence" standard in IPR

    Merck v. Gnosis: No en banc review of "substantial evidence" standard in IPR
    Judge Newman's dissent in the denial of en banc review of Merck v. Gnosis is worth a look.link: http://www.cafc.uscourts.gov/sites/default/files/opinions-orders/14-1779.Order.4-22-2016.1.PDF
Rank this Week: 45