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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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Lengthy Prison Sentences Handed Down in Bank Fraud Scheme Involving Investment Propertie

    Lengthy Prison Sentences Handed Down in Bank Fraud Scheme Involving Investment Propertie
    Darryl Burke, 50, and Vicki Garland, 50, both of Delray Beach, Florida, were sentenced by U.S. District Judge James I. Cohn for their roles in a multi-million dollar bank fraud scheme spanning from at least 2002 through 2013, wherein…
  • Aug 19

    CPA and Wife Sentenced for Their Roles in the Crisp & Cole Mortgage Fraud Scam

    CPA and Wife Sentenced for Their Roles in the Crisp & Cole Mortgage Fraud Scam
    Kevin Patrick Sluga, 60, and his wife, Leslie Sluga, 57, Bakersfield, California, have been sentenced for their roles in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud scheme wherein the defendants and other individuals defrauded lenders by causing…
  • Aug 19

    Its Prison Time for 4 Mortgage Fraudster

    Its Prison Time for 4 Mortgage Fraudster
    Jarrod Jamiel Williams, 35, McKinney, Texas, Christopher Davis Allen, 42, and his ex-wife, Cheryl Renee Allen, 51, both of Dallas, Texas, Arzonda Murchison, 43, Dallas, and Aaron Robert Martell, Georgia, who were convicted for their roles in…
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 20

    U.S. Made Rescue Attempt of ISIS Prisoners in Syria

    U.S. Made Rescue Attempt of ISIS Prisoners in Syria
    The Defense Department today announced it made a rescue attempt of Americans held by Syria. It was unsuccessful because there were no hostages at the location. Ground "components" were used. Apparently the attempt was made earlier this…
  • Aug 20

    Obama and Kerry Address Beheading of James Foley

    Obama and Kerry Address Beheading of James Foley
    President Obama today addressed the beheading of reporter James Wright Foley. “The United States of America will continue to do what we must do to protect our people. “We will be vigilant and we will be relentless. When people…
  • Aug 20

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    It's been days since our last open thread. I've been focused on ISIS and Iraq, and readers seem focused on Ferguson. Here's some space to talk about other things, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
Rank this Week: 3

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Aug 20

    Did Your Participation Trophy Ruin Your Life?

    Did Your Participation Trophy Ruin Your Life?
    Bad law schools are the participation trophies of higher education.
  • Aug 20

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.20.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.20.14
    * Anna Nicole Smith’s estate finally loses its effort to secure a piece of her late husband’s estate. This whole thing was like Bleak House with boobs. [Jezebel] * Supreme Court halts same-sex marriage in Virginia. So there you…
  • Aug 20

    Thanks To Our Awesome Advertisers On ATL

    Thanks To Our Awesome Advertisers On ATL
    Above the Law extends thanks to its advertisers.
Rank this Week: 5

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: 6

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/
Rank this Week: 7

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: 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/
  • Aug 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Holy replevin, Bat-wing-man!

    [Eugene Volokh] Holy replevin, Bat-wing-man!
    The Archbishop of Oklahoma City has sued the Satanists to get back the consecrated host that they’re planning to use in their Black Mass on Sept. 21 (that’s the Black Mass I blogged about in this post). His theory: The Satanists…
  • Aug 20

    [Todd Zywicki] Interview with Research Magazine about “Consumer Credit and the American Economy”

    [Todd Zywicki] Interview with Research Magazine about “Consumer Credit and the American Economy”
    I did an interview with Gil Weinreich, EditorIn-Chief of Research Magazine today, where I summarized some of the key takeaways from the book. I want to thank him for a terrific job capturing the essence of our interview. For those looking for…
  • Aug 20

    [Will Baude] Potential circuit split over the right to possess eagle feathers for religious purpose

    [Will Baude] Potential circuit split over the right to possess eagle feathers for religious purpose
    Federal law generally forbids the possession of eagle feathers. There’s a regulatory exception for members of federally-recognized tribes, reflecting an accommodation of Native American religious practices. But what about those who are…
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Estate of Barabin v. AstenJohnson, Inc. 13-1252 Issue: Whether, in a federal jury case, a district judge’s procedural failure to make detailed findings under Daubert v. Merrell Dow…
  • Aug 20

    Court blocks Virginia same-sex marriage ruling (UPDATED)

    Court blocks Virginia same-sex marriage ruling (UPDATED)
    Just as it did when a federal trial judge in Utah struck down that state’s ban on same-sex marriage, this afternoon the Supreme Court put on hold a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which had held that…
  • Aug 19

    The much-discussed Ryan v. Hurles returns, expanded

    The much-discussed Ryan v. Hurles returns, expanded
    The Supreme Court labored over some major rulings at its last Term, but perhaps no harder on any one of them than on a case it did not actually decide.  For twenty-three straight private sessions, from before the Term opened to shortly…
Rank this Week: 10

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 20

    Call For Papers: AALS International Human Rights Section

    Call For Papers: AALS International Human Rights Section
    The AALS Section on International Human Rights is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a call for papers for its program during the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The program will be called Global Perspectives on Human…
  • Aug 18

    When May States Lawfully Recruit Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias?

    When May States Lawfully Recruit Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias?
    All states have an intrinsic right to call upon their citizens to undertake military service, but under what circumstances may states recruit citizens into irregular forces or civil militias? And what if the citizens are internally displaced…
  • Aug 15

    Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection under the Protection of Civilians Mandate

    Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection under the Protection of Civilians Mandate
    When two aid workers were shot dead in Afghanistan last month, the world’s media focused its attention on the dangers of 21st century humanitarianism and the challenges that assistance agencies face in protecting their personnel. Those…
Rank this Week: 12

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Federal judge rules Indiana must recognize out of state same-sex marriage

    Federal judge rules Indiana must recognize out of state same-sex marriage
    [JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Southern District of Indiana [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Tuesday that Indiana must recognize same-sex marriages performed out of state. The lawsuit was filed by one same-sex…
  • Aug 20

    California passes law banning sterilization of inmate

    California passes law banning sterilization of inmate
    [JURIST] California Governor Jerry Brown was a presented with a bill [SB 1135, text] on Tuesday to ban sterilization of female inmates in California after the California Senate [official websites] unanimously voted to pass the law. The bill…
  • Aug 20

    Mexico environmental agency sues copper mining company over spill

    Mexico environmental agency sues copper mining company over spill
    [JURIST] The Mexican Attorney General for Environmental Protection (PROFEPA) [official website] on Monday filed a criminal complaint [text, press release, in Spanish] against copper mining companies Buena Vista del Cobre, SA de CV and Minera…
Rank this Week: 11

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Aug 20

    Why Copper Is Glencore’s Biggest Challenge

    Why Copper Is Glencore’s Biggest Challenge
    Sanford C. Bernstein Senior Research Analyst Paul Gait discusses the mining sector, the challenges facing the industry and the outlook for the rest of the year with Mark Barton and Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s…
  • Aug 20

    Why Bank of China Is Doubling Bad Loan Provision

    Why Bank of China Is Doubling Bad Loan Provision
    Bank of China more than doubled its money set aside for bad loans as profit growth cooled to the slowest pace in five quarters on weakness in the economy. Bloomberg’s Stephen Engle has more on “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)
  • Aug 20

    Heineken CEO Expects Weaker Growth in Second Half

    Heineken CEO Expects Weaker Growth in Second Half
    Heineken NV Chief Executive Officer Jean-Francois van Boxmeer talks about first-half profit and outlook at the world’s third-biggest brewer He speaks from Amsterdam with Manus Cranny on Bloomberg Television’s…
Rank this Week: 13

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Aug 20

    Fewer Cruise Passengers Sail From Seattle

    Fewer Cruise Passengers Sail From Seattle
    King 5 TV reports that there has been a drop in the number of departures of cruise ship and cruise passengers through Seattle. The video below features the Carnival Miracle which arrived back in Seattle after a cruise to Alaska. 805,000…
  • Aug 19

    Haiti to Charge Royal Caribbean Passengers $2 More to Visit Labadee

    Haiti to Charge Royal Caribbean Passengers $2 More to Visit Labadee
    Haiti-Caribbean News Network reports that Haiti will require Royal Caribbean cruise passenger to pay an extra two dollars to visit the cruise line's "private destination" in Labadee. The extra money, to be paid by the cruise passengers and…
  • Aug 17

    Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?

    Crew Member Disappears From Independence of the Seas: Why No Mention in the Press or Social Media?
    A crew member disappeared from Royal Caribbean's Independence of the Seas earlier in the week. We were first notified of the crew member's disappearance from another crew member who was concerned about the incident. Today we received…
Rank this Week: 14

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

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

    Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanner

    Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanner
    Additionally, they found that they could infect the scanner with malware---most practically for an attacker by picking the lock on the scanner's cabinet and physically installing the malware on the PC inside.
  • Aug 19

    How To Save The Net

    How To Save The Net
    We asked some of the biggest stakeholders in the Internet as we know it to lay out ways we can fix it. We are excited to present you with six thoughtful solutions to problems urgently facing the future of the Internet.
  • Aug 19

    How to Save the Net: Don’t Give In to Big ISP

    How to Save the Net: Don’t Give In to Big ISP
    The next Netflix won't stand a chance if the largest US Internet service providers are allowed to merge or demand extra fees from content companies trying to reach their subscribers.
Rank this Week: 15

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 16

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    Wednesday Potpourri

    Wednesday Potpourri
    ■ Craig Gottwals has the scoop on the latest Golden State efforts to come into line with the new group waiting period requirements:"A year and a half ago, California decided that the 90-day waiting period limit imposed by PPACA ... was…
  • Aug 19

    Facebook for Physician

    Facebook for Physician
    Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wellpoint and Blue Shield of California are partnering to create a Health Information Exchange, or HIE. An HIE is a federally-funded network designed to “allow patients’…
  • Aug 19

    Transparency redefined

    Transparency redefined
    We've long been fans of transparency in health care, both its delivery and its financing. That is, the ability of the consumer to pre-determine how much a given procedure or med may cost, in order to make an informed decision.But transparency…
Rank this Week: 17

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/
  • Aug 19

    Valde Mirum

    Valde Mirum
    This is soooo weird: Krebs on Security, Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China.
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson’s Backstory

    Ferguson’s Backstory
    Amazing Whitepaper by ArchCity Defenders, a legal aid organization representing indigent defendants in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on how Ferguson police/prosecutors/judiciary are in league to milk poor defendants of large fines on the…
  • Aug 18

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L and 3L students only: Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be…
Rank this Week: 19

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
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 18

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 20

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Aug 20

    Man Killed in Forklift Accident in Goodwill Parking Lot in Lynwood, Washington

    Man Killed in Forklift Accident in Goodwill Parking Lot in Lynwood, Washington
    Lynwood, WA — A man was killed after being struck by a forklift in Lynwood, Washington, on Monday, August 19, 2014. The accident took place in the parking lot of a Goodwill in the 4000 block of 198th Street SW, around 10:30 in the…
  • Aug 20

    Matthew Jacobs Injured in Car Accident on U.S. 50 in Bedford, Indiana

    Matthew Jacobs Injured in Car Accident on U.S. 50 in Bedford, Indiana
    Bedford, IN — A man was injured after a head-on collision in Bedford, Indiana, on Monday, August 18, 2014. The accident took place on U.S. 50, and involved two vehicles. Reports indicate that Timothypal Gothra had attempted to pass a…
  • Aug 20

    Austin Bringenberg Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Georgetown Road in Nazareth, Pennsylvania

    Austin Bringenberg Killed in Tractor-Trailer Accident on Georgetown Road in Nazareth, Pennsylvania
    Nazareth, PA — According to officials, a 16-year old boy who was hit by a tractor-trailer in the 400 block of Georgetown Road on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, has passed away. Bringenberg was hit by a truck being driven by James McClain,…
Rank this Week: 22

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 20

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter
    The U.S. government has confirmed that ISIS militants have murdered reporter James Foley, who disappeared in Syria nearly two years ago. President Barack Obama addressed the nation, saying that both the U.S. and the world are horrified at…
  • Aug 19

    Ofcom Investigates the (UK) Gold Channel Over Live Monty Python Show

    Ofcom Investigates the (UK) Gold Channel Over Live Monty Python Show
    Ofcom, the UK broadcasting agency, is investigating complaints on two fronts about the recent live Monty Python show, which aired on the Gold Channel. Some viewers objected to the swearing broadcast before the watershed, saying there was too…
  • Aug 19

    British Police Officer Sentenced For Selling Info To Tabloid

    British Police Officer Sentenced For Selling Info To Tabloid
    The Guardian reports that Thomas Ridgeway, a Scotland Yard police officer, has been sentenced to one year in prison for for selling stories to the UK tabloid the Sun. The stories involved information about an actor who attempted suicide…
Rank this Week: 23

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 20

    Feta-compli?

    Feta-compli?
    The remorselessly paternalistic British Medical Journal now prints an article urging that government take action against salty varieties of cheese such as Roquefort and Halloumi [Guardian] Tweet Tags: eat drink and be merry, salt Feta-compli?…
  • Aug 19

    Anti-discrimination law vs. associational freedom, again

    Anti-discrimination law vs. associational freedom, again
    Robert and Cynthia Gifford offer their Liberty Ridge Farm in Schaghticoke, N.Y. as a wedding venue. New York has now fined them $13,000 for politely declining to host a gay wedding. They’ll also have to train their employees in…
  • Aug 19

    Police and civil disorder roundup

    Police and civil disorder roundup
    All-Ferguson edition, including my CNBC exchange last Friday, above: Typically good John Stossel column [Washington Examiner, syndicated, and thanks for mention] Disturbing innovations coming our way in the world of crowd/protest control…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 21

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 20

    The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?

    The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?
    8-20-2014 Texas Public Radio: More than 80,000 Texans are registered sex offenders. The crimes range from the violent and truly heinous to the nonviolent and sometimes absurd. In more than half of U.S. states, including Texas, a teenager…
  • Aug 20

    You Could Get an Email When a Gun Offender Moves Next Door Under New Bill

    You Could Get an Email When a Gun Offender Moves Next Door Under New Bill
    8-20-2014 New York: New Yorkers could receive an alert whenever a new gun offender moves into their neighborhood if a bill being introduced in the City Council Thursday gets approved. The bill would make the NYPD's gun offender registry…
  • Aug 20

    Local Sex Offender Watch Alert Barred

    Local Sex Offender Watch Alert Barred
    8-20-2014 California: Sonora, CA — The Tuolumne County Sheriff’s Department can no longer provide a sex offender watch list or alert residents when an offender moves into their neighborhood. The Sheriff’s Office has been forced by…
Rank this Week: 31

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

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

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
  • Aug 20

    PASPA, Uniformity Requirements, and the “Equal Sovereignty” Principle

    PASPA, Uniformity Requirements, and the “Equal Sovereignty” Principle
    Fans of federalism and/or sports-betting were likely disappointed to see the Supreme Court deny cert last month in Christie v. National Collegiate Athletic Association.  The case involved the constitutionality of the federal Professional…
  • Aug 20

    Some Textual Question

    Some Textual Question
    I was rereading the Constitution the other day, and two things stuck out this time that I had not thought about before. 1.  Article I, Section 3 says “each senator shall have one Vote.”  But Article I never says that…
  • Aug 20

    FAN 28 (First Amendment News) — The Demise of Stare Decisis?

    FAN 28 (First Amendment News) — The Demise of Stare Decisis?
    Start here: “Under the conventional view of constitutional adjudication, dubious precedents enjoy a presumption of validity through the doctrine of stare decisis.” Okay, so much for the gospel regularly taught in law schools. But…
Rank this Week: 28

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 20

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    “No just God would stand for what they did yesterday and what they do every single day,” President Obama said earlier this afternoon, in reaction to the appalling video of the beheading of American journalist James Foley by an…
  • Aug 20

    Another Clue on Anwar Al-Aulaqi

    Another Clue on Anwar Al-Aulaqi
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a pair of posts analyzing where the notion of imminence comes from in the government’s thinking about targeted killing—and in David Barron’s OLC memo on the Al-Aulaqi strike. In one, I wrote: I…
  • Aug 20

    The Politics of War Powers in Iraq

    The Politics of War Powers in Iraq
    The WSJ reports that the initial success of American airstrikes in Iraq is spurring a push for broader military engagement against the Islamic State (IS, or ISIS, or ISIL) in Iraq.  Our deepening military involvement in Iraq accentuates…
Rank this Week: 29

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

Covers nursing home abuse and litigation. By Poliakoff & Associates.

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Aug 20

    Dear Abby Letter

    Dear Abby Letter
    According to The Daily Journal, one nursing home resident is finding a voice in an open letter that her daughter wrote to Dear Abby. “Dear Caretaker, It is true I have grown older. My body won’t do what it used to do. My eyes…
  • Aug 19

    Ensign and Medicare Fraud

    Ensign and Medicare Fraud
    The Ensign Group Inc. reached a $48 million settlement with the government over allegations that they committed Medicare fraud. The Ensign Group Inc. is a California nursing home management company which runs homes in 10 states. Two former…
  • Aug 18

    Where is the Supervision?

    Where is the Supervision?
    It seems that lately, we keep reporting on stories where nursing home employees or residents are targeting residents of nursing homes for sexual assault. In yet another case, Richard Jama, 39, who worked at a Denver nursing home is accused…
Rank this Week: 26

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 32

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

Features library news and information. From the College of Law of England and Wales.

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jun 20

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room

    Summer Vacation Opening Hours for the Library and LRC IT Room
    Until Sunday 27 July, the Library and LRC IT Rooms will be open as normal (8.30am – 10.00pm on weekdays, 8.30am until 6.00pm at weekends.) From Monday 28 July to Friday 12 September, the following opening times will apply: LIBRARY…
  • Jun 20

    Library computer system upgrade

    Library computer system upgrade
    To allow for an upgrade to the University’s Library computer system, online access to the library catalogue and to library accounts will be unavailable from the end of Tuesday 24 June until Thursday 26 June. The library’s…
  • May 14

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015

    Westlaw Student Associate 2014/2015
    Applications for the post of Westlaw Student Associate 2014/15 are welcome from current GDL or final-year LLB students. The closing date for applications is 23rd May.  Please click on the link below for further details.  If you…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Aug 20

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Fantasy Football Trademarks, the Millennial Market, Lawyer Presentation

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Fantasy Football Trademarks, the Millennial Market, Lawyer Presentation
    I never cease being amazed by the creativity some of our trademark lawyers have when it comes to post ideas. That continues today as Martha Engel writes today on whether or not fantasy football league names can be trademarked. Total posts on…
  • Aug 20

    Why Twitter timeline changes are not a bad thing

    Why Twitter timeline changes are not a bad thing
    Twitter is now adding content it thinks you would like to see into your home timeline. Despite many people crying foul, I think this move may be a positive one for all Twitter users, new ones and veterans. Until now, your home timeline…
  • Aug 19

    Authentic legal blogging builds relationship

    Authentic legal blogging builds relationship
    Miraz Jordan (@miraz), a freelance technology writer from New Zealand, had witnessed the world where bloggers were concerned with catchy headlines and web traffic. It was not until she was asked to do a piece on the New Zealand Presbyterian…
Rank this Week: 38

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Aug 20

    New Law Expands Access to Google, Facebook Accounts of Deceased

    New Law Expands Access to Google, Facebook Accounts of Deceased
    As policymakers wrestle with how to handle the digital remains that people leave behind on sites like Google and Facebook after they die, a new state law expanding access to the deceased's accounts could set a national trend.
  • Aug 20

    Supreme Court Blocks Start of Same-Sex Marriages in Virginia

    Supreme Court Blocks Start of Same-Sex Marriages in Virginia
    WASHINGTON—The Supreme Court Wednesday temporarily blocked the start of same-sex marriages in Virginia, a widely expected move in the lead up to the justices' own consideration of the constitutional issue. The court granted the delay…
  • Aug 20

    Federal Judge Rules Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance War

    Federal Judge Rules Against Anna Nicole Smith in Inheritance War
    A years-long attempt by the estate of deceased Playboy model Anna Nicole Smith to collect millions of dollars from her late husband's family came to a close this week, at least in federal court.
Rank this Week: 36

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Leachman

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Leachman
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 13-0627, 2014 MT 231N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JAMES HENRY LEACHMAN, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Strieter

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Strieter
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 14-0134, 2014 MT 230N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: DEBRA STRIETER, Petitioner and Appellee, and CAREY STRIETER, Respondent and…
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Jenkins v. U.S. Bank

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Jenkins v. U.S. Bank
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – INJUNCTION DA 13-0838, 2014 MT 229N, JOHN JENKINS and CANDACE JENKINS, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TRUSTEE,…
Rank this Week: 33

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 34

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
  • Sep 11

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape
    A análise de validade das provas geradas em formato digital nas perícias forenses será o tema da palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. CONAPE - Congresso Nacional de Perícia Judicial: Conhecimento e…
Rank this Week: 35

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 37

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 20

    China’s Dirty Pollution Secret: The Boom Poisoned Its Soil and Crop

    China’s Dirty Pollution Secret: The Boom Poisoned Its Soil and Crop
    He Guangwei is a staff writer and investigative reporter with The Times Weekly, a national Chinese newspaper based in Guangzhou, Guangdong Province. Via Yale environment 360: “There are now signs that gravity of the…
  • Aug 20

    The Declining U.S. Reliance on Foreign Investor

    The Declining U.S. Reliance on Foreign Investor
    Federal Reserve Bank of New York: Thomas Klitgaard and Preston Mui, August 20, 2014 “The United States has been borrowing from the rest of the world since the mid-1980s. From 2000 to 2008, this borrowing averaged over…
  • Aug 20

    Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure

    Preliminary Draft of Proposed Amendments Federal Rules of Appellate, Bankruptcy, Civil, and Criminal Procedure
    “On August 15, 2014, the public comment period opens for proposed amendments to: Appellate Rules 4, 5, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28.1, 29, 32, 35, and 40, and Forms 1, 5, 6, and New Form 7; Bankruptcy Rules 1010, 1011, 2002, 3002, 3002.1, 3007,…
Rank this Week: 40

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 20

    Pennsylvania

    Pennsylvania
    WFMZ-TV posts, "15 years without an execution: the death penalty in Pennsylvania," by Jamie Stover. Pennsylvania's Governor Tom Corbett has issued his thirty-sixth execution warrant. Michael Parrish, from Monroe County, is scheduled for…
  • Aug 20

    Tennessee OpEd

    Tennessee OpEd
    "Conservative pastor changes mind on death penalty," is Kevin Riggs OpEd in the Tennessean. He's pastor of Franklin Community Church. Because there is an issue that I want to talk about, and where I land on this issue has been...
  • Aug 20

    The State v. Darryl Hunt

    The State v. Darryl Hunt
    That's the title of a retrospective look at a notorious North Carolina case in the Winston-Salem Journal. It's written by Michael Hewitt, and is subtitled, "30 years after the murder of Deborah Sykes and 10 years after the exoneration of...
Rank this Week: 43

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Which States Give You the Biggest Bang For Your Buck?

    Which States Give You the Biggest Bang For Your Buck?
    Tax Foundation, The Relative Value of $100: Which States Offer the Biggest Bang For Your Buck?: Tax Foundation, The Real Value of $100 in Metropolitan Areas:
  • Aug 20

    Survey: Grads Give High Marks to Law Schools for Professors, Training & ROI, But Not Job Placement

    Survey: Grads Give High Marks to Law Schools for Professors, Training & ROI, But Not Job Placement
    Kaplan, Class of 2014 Law School Graduates Give Their Schools Solid Grades in Professor Quality, “Practice Ready” Training and ROI — But Job Placement Gets More “F”s than “A”s: According to a Kaplan Bar Review survey* of over…
  • Aug 20

    ABA Tax Section Publishes Summer 2014 Issue of News Quarterly

    ABA Tax Section Publishes Summer 2014 Issue of News Quarterly
    The ABA Tax Section has published 33 News Quarterly No. 4 (Summer 2014): Pro Bono Matters: The City of Brotherly Love Is Plagues With Poverty, by Francine Lipman (UNLV), pp. 1, 10-11 Section Meeting Calendar, p. 2 From the Chair: Ethical and…
Rank this Week: 41

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste
    Francesco Silvestri (Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Universita di Ferrara) describes Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste. ABSTRACT: The article focuses on the European Union Municipal…
  • Aug 20

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER
    Thore Holm, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Carsten Steinhagen, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat and Jens-Peter Loy, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Thomas Glauben Leibniz-Insititute IAMO analyze COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED…
  • Aug 20

    Administrative Antitrust

    Administrative Antitrust
    Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law has written on Administrative Antitrust. Worth downloading! ABSTRACT: Antitrust has long been treated as exceptional by the courts. This article argues that the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 45

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 13

    Court of Appeal holds that defendant's conservators must pay punitive damages award even if wipes out assets of conservatorship (Conservatorship of Parker)

    Court of Appeal holds that defendant's conservators must pay punitive damages award even if wipes out assets of conservatorship (Conservatorship of Parker)
    In 2010 we reported on the unpublished opinion in Boothby v. Parker, which affirmed a $350,000 punitive damages award.  Four years later, the same litigation has now generated a published opinion.The new opinion reveals that defendant…
  • Aug 12

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"

    "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate"
    The folks over at Mayer Brown's Guideposts have a new post entitled "To Bifurcate or Not to Bifurcate," discussing whether it is strategically wise for defendants to take advantage of the bifurcation procedure that exists for punitive damages…
  • Jul 22

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home

    Law professor Dan Markel shot to death in his home
    We're saddened to report that law professor Dan Markel, who wrote frequently on the subject of punitive damages, was shot to death in his Florida home last Friday.  He was only 41 years old.  Apparently, the local police are…
Rank this Week: 46

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
  • Jul 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
Rank this Week: 39

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
Rank this Week: 42