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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 21

    Blank Presents Reconsidering Corporate Tax Privacy Today at UNLV

    Blank Presents Reconsidering Corporate Tax Privacy Today at UNLV
    Joshua D. Blank (NYU) presents Reconsidering Corporate Tax Privacy, 11 N.Y.U. J. L. & Bus. ___ (2014), at UNLV today as part of its Faculty Enrichmant Series: For over a century, politicians, government officials and scholars in the…
  • Oct 21

    Top Scorer on Florida Bar Exam Is IRS Agent

    Top Scorer on Florida Bar Exam Is IRS Agent
    Floria International University Law School Press Release, FIU Law Student Earns Top Score on Florida Bar Exam: FIU alumnus Alexander Martini has earned the highest score among more than 2,800 lawyers who took the Florida Bar Examination in…
  • Oct 21

    Marian: A Conceptual Framework for the Regulation of Cryptocurrencie

    Marian: A Conceptual Framework for the Regulation of Cryptocurrencie
    Omri Y. Marian (Florida), A Conceptual Framework for the Regulation of Cryptocurrencies, 81 U. Chi. L. Rev. Dialogue ___ (2015): This Essay proposes a conceptual framework for the regulation of transactions involving cryptocurrencies.…
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/
  • Oct 21

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.21.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.21.14
    * That didn’t take long. John Oliver’s Supreme Court dogs have already been used to recreate Hobby Lobby. The entire Hobby Lobby argument. [Above the Law] * Squire Patton Boggs is representing the pharmaceutical company promoting…
  • Oct 21

    FINRA Again Cautions Against Confidentiality Provisions Silencing Whistleblower

    FINRA Again Cautions Against Confidentiality Provisions Silencing Whistleblower
    As reported this week by Law360 (subscription required), the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) recently issued a reminder (Regulatory Notice 14-40) warning firms against the use of confidentiality provisions in settlement…
  • Oct 21

    The Verdict: ​Safety First

    The Verdict: ​Safety First
    Elie dons his judicial robe and renders verdicts on a bunch of stories from the news.
Rank this Week: 3

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Oct 21

    Proxy Advisory Firm Glass Lewis Opposes Chiquita’s Deal for Fyffe

    Proxy Advisory Firm Glass Lewis Opposes Chiquita’s Deal for Fyffe
    The recommendation came a day after Chiquita won the support of the other big proxy advisory firm, Institutional Shareholder Services, for its plan to acquire its Irish rival and reincorporate abroad.
  • Oct 21

    After JPMorgan Cyberattack, a Push to Fortify Wall Street Bank

    After JPMorgan Cyberattack, a Push to Fortify Wall Street Bank
    Regulators are said to be discussing how to improve a critical area of cybersecurity: outside vendors, including law, accounting and marketing firms and even janitorial companies.
  • Oct 21

    Google Invests in Magic Leap, an Augmented Reality Firm

    Google Invests in Magic Leap, an Augmented Reality Firm
    Google is leading a $542 million investment in a little-known firm called Magic Leap, in an investment that is said to value the start-up at about $2 billion.
Rank this Week: 4

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 21

    Knowles on National Security Rulemaking

    Knowles on National Security Rulemaking
    Robert Knowles (Valparaiso University Law School) has posted National Security Rulemaking (Florida State University Law Review, Vol. 41, No. 4, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Agencies performing national security functions regulate…
  • Oct 21

    Symposium Announcement: War Powers & the Constitution at BU

    Symposium Announcement: War Powers & the Constitution at BU
    BU Law Review Book Symposium On War Powers and the Constitution A Symposium on Steve Griffin's Long Wars and the Constitution & Mariah Zeisberg's War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority Thursday, October 30, 2014 12:45 - 4:45…
  • Oct 21

    Shiffrin on Compelled Speech

    Shiffrin on Compelled Speech
    Steven Shiffrin (Cornell University - Law School) has posted What is Wrong with Compelled Speech? (Journal of Law and Politics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In late August 2013, the New Mexico Supreme Court filed its opinion…
Rank this Week: 5

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 21

    Robel Philippos: Verdict Watch

    Robel Philippos: Verdict Watch
    The jury has been deliberating for an hour in in the trial of Robel Philippos,the friend of Dzhokhar Tsarnaev who is charged with lying to the FBI. Closing arguments were held this morning. Prosecutors say Phillipos, 21, lied to…
  • Oct 21

    Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison

    Oscar Pistorius Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
    Update: The judge sentenced Oscar to five years in prison on the culpable homicide charge and imposed a three year suspended sentence on the firearm count. The sentences will run concurrently. He was taken into custody. Neither side indicated…
  • Oct 20

    Monday Night Open Thread

    Monday Night Open Thread
    I'm just catching up on today's news. The Supreme Court will decide whether police can seize hotel registries of guests without a warrant. The 9th Circuit ruled the California law allowing warrantless access to the data violated the…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    MO - Making money off sex offender information

    MO - Making money off sex offender information
    Original Article 10/05/2014 By Garrett Bergquist NEW BLOOMFIELD - How much money would you pay to know if any sex offenders live in your area? Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Kids Live Safe charges its subscribers $29.97 per month, or $59.88…
  • Oct 8

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century
    Original Article 10/01/2014 By Emily Kristoffersen We as humans like to take pride in our centuries of supposed social evolution. We claim we are no longer the people in the dark ages of our ancient past, however, even in our modern…
  • Oct 8

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony
    Original Article 09/23/2014 By Lee Rowland Which of the following could land you a felony conviction in Arizona? Showing images of naked prisoners tortured at Abu Ghraib;Linking to the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of…
Rank this Week: 7

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 21

    Panama Supreme Court judge suspended over corruption charge

    Panama Supreme Court judge suspended over corruption charge
    [JURIST] Panama officials on Monday suspended a justice of the Supreme Court [official website, in Spanish] over corruption charges in a landmark case. Alejandro Moncada has been battling accusations that he profited from his ties with former…
  • Oct 21

    UK terrorism suspect extradited to US

    UK terrorism suspect extradited to US
    [JURIST] Mentally ill British man Haroon Aswat was extradited to the US Tuesday to face terrorism charges after losing a nine-year legal battle. Aswat was accused of trying to set up a terrorist training camp in Bly, Oregon, 15 years ago,…
  • Oct 21

    Libya militant pleads not guilty to charges related to Benghazi attack

    Libya militant pleads not guilty to charges related to Benghazi attack
    [JURIST] Libyan militant Ahmed Abu Khatallah [USA Today profile] on Monday pleaded not guilty to 17 charges related to the September 2012 attack [WP backgrounder] on the US diplomatic compound in Benghazi, including some charges that warrant…
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy

    2 Charged with Bank Fraud and Concealing Assets in Bankruptcy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Todd A. Brunner, 57, and Shawn A. Brunner, 24, both of Pewaukee, Wisconsin, are the subjects of a sixteen count indictment charging them with bank fraud, making false declarations and oaths, and concealing assets,…
  • Oct 21

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy

    Fraudster Gets 7 Years for $16M Straw Buyer Conspiracy
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Dinesh Valjeebhai Shah, 65, was sentenced to seven years in state prison for conspiring with three other family members to commit over $16 million in real estate fraud by forging documents and purchasing homes using straw…
  • Oct 21

    Investment Advisor Convicted of Defrauding Lenders and Client

    Investment Advisor Convicted of Defrauding Lenders and Client
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Robert J. Lunn, 64, Chicago, Illinois, an investment advisor, was convicted of federal bank fraud charges for engaging in a scheme to defraud Leaders Bank and two of his clients of more than $3.2 million and ultimately…
Rank this Week: 10

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Oct 21

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Foran v R [2014] EWCA Crim 2047 (17 October 2014) Clark & Anor v R [2014] EWCA Crim 1973 (17 October 2014) Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Cotton & Anor v Brudenell-Bruce & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ…
  • Oct 21

    Cognitive Deficit, Capacity And Quantum: A fresh look at how to approach cognitive deficit in PI claims – Zenith PI Blog

    Cognitive Deficit, Capacity And Quantum: A fresh look at how to approach cognitive deficit in PI claims – Zenith PI Blog
    ‘The Court of Appeal found a significant cognitive deficit, and consequent lack of capacity, notwithstanding recent evidence of minimal cognitive dysfunction, resulting in damages of equivalent to £2.3 million on a full liability…
  • Oct 21

    The End of the Licensed Football Agent? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chamber

    The End of the Licensed Football Agent? – Sports Law Bulletin from Blackstone Chamber
    ‘Earlier this year Football’s World governing body, FIFA, published its Regulations on Working with Intermediaries. The FIFA Regulations signal a dramatic de-regulation of one of the most controversial and lucrative business…
Rank this Week: 11

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

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

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

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

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

    LEED® Certification Milestone

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

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

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Oct 21

    Law Schools for Sale: Wayne State University Slashes Price

    Law Schools for Sale: Wayne State University Slashes Price
    Another law school has joined the war of tuition. Wayne State University Law School in Detroit is the latest law school to slash its prices.
  • Oct 21

    New York Weighs Overhaul of Bar Exam

    New York Weighs Overhaul of Bar Exam
    New York is debating whether to replace its bar exam with a national administered and graded standardized test -- a switch that could happen as early as next summer -- that could make it easier for young lawyers to move in and out of New York…
  • Oct 21

    Appeals Court Cooks Up Some Good News for Foodie

    Appeals Court Cooks Up Some Good News for Foodie
    A federal appeals court in Washington has served up a treat for diners who demand authentic cuisine.
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 14

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    STRINGER SMELLS A RAT

    STRINGER SMELLS A RAT
    COMPTROLLER SCOTT M. STRINGER AUDIT REVEALS “WEAK AND INADEQUATE” RESPONSE BY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND MENTAL HYGIENE TO COMPLAINTS ABOUT RODENT INFESTATION “This is a rat race we’re all losing,” Stringer…
  • Oct 21

    SCHOOL BUS REBATES

    SCHOOL BUS REBATES
    EPA Announces Rebate Program to Reduce Diesel Emissions from School Buses Starting last week, under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) National Clean Diesel Rebate program, public and private school bus fleet owners are eligible…
  • Oct 21

    THE WORLD'S BORO

    THE WORLD'S BORO
    October 20, 2014 Dear Friends and Colleagues, My office, in partnership with the New York City Department of Transportation, last week announced the installation of ten new "Welcome to Queens" highway signs that include the slogan…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 21

    Slave labor in America today

    Slave labor in America today
    CNN reports on slave labor in the United States. Forced labor works on U.S. construction sites and farms, in restaurants and hotels, even in homes. "Foreign workers, lured by false promises of good jobs in America, soon find themselves…
  • Oct 21

    Immigrant of the Day: Noosheen Hashemi From Iran | Philanthropist

    Immigrant of the Day: Noosheen Hashemi From Iran | Philanthropist
    Noosheen Hashemi From Iran | Philanthropist Philanthropist Noosheen Hashemi is president and co-founder of The HAND Foundation, which works to prevent child sexual abuse, broaden the middle class worldwide, and promote education and…
  • Oct 21

    Think There's a Lot of Immigration to the US? Think Again

    Think There's a Lot of Immigration to the US? Think Again
    Nathan Siegel reviews some of the immigration data and cauitions that, if you think the United States is every immigrant’s dream, reconsider. Sure, in absolute numbers, the U.S. is home to the most foreign-born people — 45.7 million in…
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

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/
  • Oct 21

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat

    EEOC to Host Live ADA Chat
    image from www.eeoc.gov The EEOC has scheduled a live chat which will take place via Twitter on October 28th from 2:00 to 3:00 pm (EDT). As this is National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the Commission will be addressing questions…
  • Oct 20

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information

    AALS Newsletter - Request for Information
    Monique Lillard (Univ. of Idaho) and Natasha Martin (Seattle Univ.) pass along the following request for information for the annual AALS newsletter. Call for information for Joint Newsletter published by the AALS Sections on Labor and…
  • Oct 18

    DOL on Paid Family Leave

    DOL on Paid Family Leave
    image from www.DOL.gov In an interesting post from the official Department of Labor blog, the agency discusses the importance of paid family leave in the workplace. As the only industrialized nation without such paid leave, this country lags…
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 21

    Article on the Gift Tax

    Article on the Gift Tax
    Wendy C. Gerzog (University of Baltimore School of Law) recently published an article entitled, A Simplified Verifiable Gift Tax (October 20, 2014). Provided below is the abstract from SSRN: The purpose of this article is to create a simpler…
  • Oct 21

    Probate is the New Planning

    Probate is the New Planning
    Surveys show that many people decide to engage in estate planning in order to avoid probate. Despite these efforts, the majority of Americans will end up in probate. With the 2.5 million people that die each year in the U.S.,...
  • Oct 21

    Families of Uncle Buck Actor, Director Opposed to Remake

    Families of Uncle Buck Actor, Director Opposed to Remake
    A remake of Uncle Buck, which starred John Candy and was directed by John Hughes, may be headed to television on ABC. However, the families of the late actor and director have expressed strong opposition to the project. The families...
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/
  • Oct 21

    Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence

    Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence
    Marc Blatter, Winand Emons, and Silvio Sticher analyze Optimal Leniency Programs when Firms Have Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence. ABSTRACT: An antitrust authority deters collusion using fines and a leniency program. Unlike in most of the…
  • Oct 21

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy
    Andreea Cosnita (EconomiX - CNRS) and Jean-Philippe Tropeano (CES) ask Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the optimal enforcement of…
  • Oct 21

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control

    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control
    CPI Antitrust Chronicle - Protectionism and Merger Control In this issue: Protectionist sentiments are becoming more significant in merger control considerations, especially in Europe. Can public interest exemptions or other protectionist…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    British Parliament Passes Measure To Permit Women Bishops In Church of England

    British Parliament Passes Measure To Permit Women Bishops In Church of England
    In Britain yesterday, the House of Commons debated and gave final Parliamentary approval to the Bishops and Priests (Consecration and Ordination of Women) Measure  which provides for consecration of women as bishops in the Church of…
  • Oct 21

    North Carolina County Commission Resolution Opposes Court's Marriage Equality Ruling

    North Carolina County Commission Resolution Opposes Court's Marriage Equality Ruling
    On Monday night, the Columbus County, North Carolina Board of Commissioners, by a vote of 6-1, passed a resolution asking for the federal court ruling invalidating North Carolina's same-sex marriage ban to "be reviewed and reconsidered to…
  • Oct 21

    Israeli Rabbinate To Review Religious Conversions By Criminally-Charged D.C. Rabbi

    Israeli Rabbinate To Review Religious Conversions By Criminally-Charged D.C. Rabbi
    Haaretz reported yesterday the the Chief Rabbinate of Israel is reviewing the validity of conversions to Judaism performed in recent years by Washington, D.C. Orthodox Rabbi Barry Freundel who was arrested last week and charged with secretly…
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/
  • Oct 21

    Another voice on classroom technology

    Another voice on classroom technology
    From Clay Shirky, a professor media studies at NYU. I especially appreciate the point that student distraction by technology is a biological inevitably; as he writes, "[h]umans are incapable of ignoring surprising new information in our…
  • Oct 21

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword

    Subject matter jurisdiction crossword
    From Spencer Weber Waller (Loyola-Chicago): The Subject Matter Jurisdiction crossword puzzle. The answer to 12-Down is "thetutor" (Spencer's TA); the answer to 15-Down is "Locke" (that section's torts professor). New York…
  • Oct 20

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor

    Tips for First-Year Law Professor
    I want to offer some advice for the fortunate few who landed a tenure-track law teaching job recently and are now in their first year of teaching. Everyone has a different perspective, of course, and if I go astray, I hope others will respond…
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
  • Oct 19

    October 20, 2014 Lecture

    October 20, 2014 Lecture
    University of Washington School of Law Sahar Fathi presents Immigrant Communities, Social Justice and Multiculturalism: Think Global, Act Local – Supporting Immigrant & Refugee Communities in Seattle
  • Oct 19

    New Media and Old Metaphors—Fort Lauderdale, FL

    New Media and Old Metaphors—Fort Lauderdale, FL
    Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad Law Center, in conjunction with the Nova Law Review, and NSU Sports and Entertainment Law Society will organize the 2015 annual Nova Law Symposium, New Media and Old Metaphors, February 12-13, 2015.…
  • Oct 19

    Comparative Constitutional Amendment—Boston, MA

    Comparative Constitutional Amendment—Boston, MA
    Boston College Law School and the International Association of Constitutional Law’s Research Group on Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change invite submissions for a full-day workshop on comparative constitutional amendment, to…
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/
  • Oct 21

    Pocono Record Editorial

    Pocono Record Editorial
    "End futility of death penalty system," is the editorial published by the Pocono Record in Pennsylvania. If there’s one thing for which Pennsylvanians can thank confessed double murderer William Parrish, it’s pointing out the…
  • Oct 21

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee

    Post-Conviction Hearing in Tennessee
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports, "Witness says she lied at trial of man convicted of killing Hamilton County deputy," by Claire Wiseman. From the witness stand, Kim Bowman choked back a sob. "This man is innocent," Bowman said.…
  • Oct 21

    Drug Companies and LI Drug

    Drug Companies and LI Drug
    NBC News posts, "Drug Maker Mylan Takes $70 Million Hit in Battle Over Lethal Injection," by Tracy Connor. Alabama's plan to use a new drug to execute death-row prisoners is causing headaches for the pharmaceutical company that makes the…
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 21

    Tripp Trapp and the Third Dimension: a study in trade mark registrability

    Tripp Trapp and the Third Dimension: a study in trade mark registrability
    It's catch-up time again as the impossible quest to keep abreast of all the major IP rulings continues and this Kat gets the feeling that he is not so much making progress as merely chasing his tail.  Case C‑205/13 Hauck GmbH…
  • Oct 21

    Obviousness, common general knowledge and expectations of success: Leo gets a mauling

    Obviousness, common general knowledge and expectations of success: Leo gets a mauling
    Obviousness and common general knowledge are features of patent law that are of very limited application, if any at all, in most other areas of intellectual property.  For this reason it all too often happens that Katposts on these…
  • Oct 20

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    It is with sadness that the IPKat records the death of Peter Low. Peter, a European and UK patent attorney with Wilson, Gunn M'Caw till his retirement in 1997, has the unenviable record of having given tutorials for the UK patent attorney…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 21

    Statistics Cheat Sheet

    Statistics Cheat Sheet
    In my spare time lately, I have been studying. My partner Patric deserves special recognition for handling the bulk of homestead related activities as I park myself in front of the computer each evening to delve into the specifics of Z…
  • Oct 21

    Superior Court Overturns Result of Youth Soccer Match

    Superior Court Overturns Result of Youth Soccer Match
    In an unusual case, Justice Nordheimer of the Superior Court of Justice has overturned the result of a youth soccer match. The Cobras defeated the Strikers 2 – 1 in the semi-final match of the Ontario Cup in the Under 16 Boys Tier 1…
  • Oct 21

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Dan Pinnington To Avoid Corruption – Formatting a Memory…
Rank this Week: 29

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

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

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

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

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

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

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

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

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    Wyoming added to same-sex marriage list

    Wyoming added to same-sex marriage list
    With the filing Tuesday of a one-paragraph notice by state officials in a federal courthouse in Casper, Wyoming, and the release of a two-page order by a federal judge, that state became the thirty-second to allow same-sex…
  • Oct 21

    Academic highlight: Sunstein and Supreme Court unanimity (or lack thereof)

    Academic highlight: Sunstein and Supreme Court unanimity (or lack thereof)
    Last Term, the Supreme Court issued a higher percentage of unanimous decisions than in any Term since 1940.  The Court was unanimous 62% of the time, and there were dissenting opinions in only 39% of the cases.  Was the 2013…
  • Oct 21

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Saturday’s pre-dawn order in the Texas voter identification case continues to garner coverage and commentary.  In the Supreme Court Brief, Tony Mauro reports on recent remarks by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg attributing the…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 33

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 34

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: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest

    UK Politician Supports More Protections For Media Who Seek Out Stories In the Public Interest
    Nick Clegg, head of the UK's Liberal Democratic party, advocates a "public interest" defense for the media, which would include allowing journalists to pursue stories even if they broke laws such as those prohibiting bribery or…
  • Oct 21

    The First Amendment and Frozen Categorie

    The First Amendment and Frozen Categorie
    Steven Shiffrin, Cornell Law School, is publishing The Dark Side of the First Amendment in volume 61 of the UCLA Law Review (2014). Here is the abstract. Each year, the UCLA School of Law hosts the Melville B. Nimmer Memorial...
  • Oct 20

    The Euromaidan Protests and Social Media

    The Euromaidan Protests and Social Media
    Bruce Etling, Harvard University Berkman Center for Internet & Society has published Russia, Ukraine, and the West: Social Media Sentiment in the Euromaidan Protests as Berkman Center Research Publication No. 2014-13. Here is the…
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
  • Oct 21

    FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin

    FAN 36.3 (First Amendment News) A street named Carlin
    Tomorrow New York City will rename a street to honor the late George Carlin, the famed comedian and inspiration for FCC v. Pacifica (1978), the infamous First Amendment case sustaining a broadcast ban on “7 dirty words.”…
  • Oct 21

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 5, Fall 2014

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 5, Fall 2014
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 64, Number 5, Fall 2014 Strange bedfellows Robert Leckey Two logics of authority in modern law Arie Rosen Authority, justice, and public law: A unified theory Jacob Weinrib REVIEW ARTICLES The…
  • Oct 21

    FAN 36.2 (First Amendment News) Corn-Revere on the FCC & Redskins Controversy

    FAN 36.2 (First Amendment News) Corn-Revere on the FCC & Redskins Controversy
    In case you missed it, yesterday Robert Corn-Revere had an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal. The piece was titled, “Free-Speech Foes Call an Audible — Bringing the FCC into the ‘Redskins’ debate is an invitation…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Oct 21

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"

    "What Law Schools Can Learn from Dental Schools in the 1980s Regarding the Consequences of a Decline in Applicants"
    That's the provocative title of this blog post by Professor Jerry Organ, which offers a very thoughtful and clearheaded analysis of the issues many U.S. law schools are currently facing. If you're wondering about the future of legal…
  • Oct 20

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC

    Public Comments on Proposed Washington State LLLT RPC
    The Washington State Supreme Court has posted proposed Rules of Professional Conduct for Limited License Legal Technicians (LLLTs) for public comment. The Washington Supreme Court recently authorized LLLTs to practice law in specific areas…
  • Oct 20

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution

    Facebook and Zuckerberg sue DLA Piper and other lawyers for malicious prosecution
    Complaint is below. In the underlying matter, forged documents were the basis for a suit by Paul Ceglia against Facebook and Zuckerberg, alleging that Ceglia owned a huge chunk of Facebook. (Ceglia's in criminal law trouble these days. We…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Oct 20

    Facebook becoming essential for law blog distribution

    Facebook becoming essential for law blog distribution
    When we founded LexBlog blog posts were delivered directly to readers via RSS feeds, email subscription, and users bookmarking blogs, in addition to Google searches. Fast forward 11 years and Facebook, with Google, dominates media…
  • Oct 20

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Boomerang Employees, Gene Patenting, Police Body Camera

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Boomerang Employees, Gene Patenting, Police Body Camera
    In the wake of what happened in Ferguson, the idea of putting body cameras on police officers has become a popular debate. Would they really have the desired effect? Well, some cities already have them, and you should really read Jason…
  • Oct 19

    Legal podcasts now played on Twitter

    Legal podcasts now played on Twitter
    Twitter announced last week that we can now listen to podcasts directly on Twitter. From Twitter’s product manager, Richard Slatter (@richardslatter): With a single tap, the Twitter Audio Card lets you discover and listen to audio…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Oct 15

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case
    I have taught insurance law for the last 17 years at the University of Baltimore Law School.  I think it is important to explain both the hornbook majority view and Maryland law.  Typically, what I’m saying is that the…
  • Oct 14

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing
    UPDATE: As of October 14, 2014, electronic filing is mandatory  for attorneys in Anne Arundel County.   Here is the rule.   In the online seminar, the court clerk said that all filings are electronic as of today, So,…
  • Oct 13

    I Got Ejected from a Little League Game Yesterday

    I Got Ejected from a Little League Game Yesterday
    I got tossed from a little league baseball game yesterday. I know what you are thinking.  Keep your mind open. My oldest son is 9.  He plays on two baseball teams.  One is a competitive travel team.  The other is a…
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part One: People)
    Absentee ballots are out, early voting begins this week, must be time for a South Florida election guide. (See your personalized sample ballot.) If your mind is made up on the headline races, skip down to the judges. My suggestions ……
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

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

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
Rank this Week: 44

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 21

    Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer

    Intimate Images of US Marshals From an Embedded Photographer
    The FBI may get all the love (and movies), but the US Marshals Service is America’s oldest federal law enforcement agency. Brian Finke spent nearly four years embedded with the marshals, chronicling their daily lives with intimate,…
  • Oct 20

    How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searche

    How to Stop Apple From Snooping on Your OS X Yosemite Searche
    Apple's latest operating system OS X Yosemite pushes the limits of data collection tolerance: its desktop search tool Spotlight uploads your search terms in real time to Apple's remote servers, by default. Fortunately for Apple's angry users,…
  • Oct 20

    Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Record

    Virginia Police Have Been Secretively Stockpiling Private Phone Record
    While revelations from Edward Snowden about the National Security Agency’s massive database of phone records have sparked a national debate about its constitutionality, another secretive database has gone largely unnoticed and without…
Rank this Week: 45