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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

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Mar 30

    ISIS Releases Dabiq Issue #8

    ISIS Releases Dabiq Issue #8
    Issue #8 of the Islamic State's English magazine, Dabiq, has been released. The cover title says "Shari'ah Alone Will Rule Africa." You can download it here. As with prior issues, the last article is one by British hostage John…
  • Mar 30

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Time for a new open thread. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Mar 30

    Silk Road: DEA and Secret Service Agent Charged With Fraud

    Silk Road: DEA and Secret Service Agent Charged With Fraud
    A former DEA and Secret Service agent have been charged in Baltimore with stealing bitcoins while working undercover on the Silk Road investigation. The former agents are Carl Mark Force IV, who worked for the Drug Enforcement…
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Mar 30

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    SI 2015/725 – The Community Amateur Sports Clubs Regulations 2015 SI 2015/717 – The Transparency of Lobbying, Non-Party Campaigning and Trade Union Administration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 2 and Transitional Provision) Order 2015…
  • Mar 30

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Criminal Division) Watson v R [2015] EWCA Crim 559 (27 March 2015) ABC & Ors, R v [2015] EWCA Crim 539 (26 March 2015) Quillan & Ors, R. v [2015] EWCA Crim 538 (25 March 2015) Lariba & Ors v R [2015] EWCA Crim 478…
  • Mar 30

    The New FA Football Intermediaries Regulations and the Disputes Likely to Arise – Blackstone Chamber

    The New FA Football Intermediaries Regulations and the Disputes Likely to Arise – Blackstone Chamber
    ‘The FA Regulations on working with Intermediaries (‘FA Intermediaries Regulations’) come into force on 1 April 2015. They put into force FIFA’s Intermediaries Regulations, with some important variations and, with…
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Former Head Teller Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Scheme

    Former Head Teller Sentenced for Fraudulent Loan Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Teresa Wieringo Humphries, 60, Madison Heights, Virginia, the former head teller of the Lynrocten Credit Union, Lynchburg, Virginia, was sentenced on federal embezzlement charges for her role in a scheme whereby she, and…
  • Mar 30

    Mortgage Fraudster Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence

    Mortgage Fraudster Receives 11 Year Prison Sentence
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jonathan L. Herbert, 36, Lighthouse Point, Florida, was sentenced to 140 months in federal prison for wire fraud concerning his bogus loan modification programs that duped struggling homeowners into sending their mortgage…
  • Mar 30

    Jury Convicts Bank Credit Officer of Falsifying Loan Losse

    Jury Convicts Bank Credit Officer of Falsifying Loan Losse
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ebrahim Shabudin, 66, Moraga, California, was convicted by a jury on seven felony counts of conspiracy, securities fraud, and other corporate fraud offenses stemming from the failure of United Commercial Bank. The…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Mar 30

    Prosecutors Scrutinize Minority Borrowers’ Auto Loan

    Prosecutors Scrutinize Minority Borrowers’ Auto Loan
    Government officials say auto sellers are singling out minority borrowers and extending them the costliest car loans, which could exacerbate the economic distress in some neighborhoods.
  • Mar 30

    S.E.C. Accuses Financier Lynn Tilton of Defrauding Investor

    S.E.C. Accuses Financier Lynn Tilton of Defrauding Investor
    Regulators said Ms. Tilton and her firm breached their fiduciary duty to clients by failing to value properly the assets of distressed firms.
  • Mar 30

    Buoyant Economic Reports Push the Market Up

    Buoyant Economic Reports Push the Market Up
    Traders welcomed a government report showing strong economic data in February, while another report pointed to a healthy spring buying season.
Rank this Week: 5

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    Because of one womans jealously over another

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

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

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

    The Lie Detector and the Sex Offender

    The Lie Detector and the Sex Offender
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By James: I just received a letter in the mail from my Probation Officer that he has scheduled me for a Lie Detector test/polygraph test in…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 7

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/
  • Mar 30

    Crazy Law Firm Vid Or Action Movie Trailer? You Decide.

    Crazy Law Firm Vid Or Action Movie Trailer? You Decide.
    You've got to see this over-the-top, wacky law firm ad that looks more like an Ocean's 11 sequel. Was it intentional or tongue-in-cheek? Who cares! It's awesome.
  • Mar 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.30.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 03.30.15
    * Prospective presidential candidate and perennial president of the Elie Mystal Fan Club Mike Huckabee is proposing term limits for Supreme Court justices. Funny how this became a conservative cause célèbre as soon as the polls…
  • Mar 30

    Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies: Buyer Buzzkill

    Publicly Traded Marijuana Companies: Buyer Buzzkill
    Do your due diligence before making a private marijuana investment, and do the same before you invest in any publicly traded marijuana company.
Rank this Week: 8

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    DREAM ACT DREAM

    DREAM ACT DREAM
    As you may have heard, we've arrived at a final budget agreement. The budget is a good budget--it champions the needs of middle class families and working New Yorkers, makes critical ethics reforms, and increases school aid. However, it…
  • Mar 30

    JESSICA'S HAWKING VEUVE

    JESSICA'S HAWKING VEUVE
    @ International Polo Club of Palm Beach
  • Mar 30

    I SEE AN OPENING

    I SEE AN OPENING
    Islanders @ BB&T Center
Rank this Week: 9

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Mar 30

    The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy

    The Importance of Data Occupations in the U.S. Economy
     Economics & Statistics Administration, Department of Commerce. By William Hawk, Regina Powers, Economists, and Robert Rubinovitz Deputy Chief Economist Economics and Statistics Administration Office of the Chief Economist. ESA Issue…
  • Mar 30

    The Liquidation of Government Debt

    The Liquidation of Government Debt
    The Liquidation of Government Debt, Carmen M. Reinhart and M. Belen Sbrancia. IMF Working Paper. January 21, 2015. “High public debt often produces the drama of default and restructuring. But debt is also reduced through financial…
  • Mar 30

    Public Sector Unions & the First Amendment after Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

    Public Sector Unions & the First Amendment after Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby
    Tang, Aaron, Public Sector Unions & the First Amendment after Harris v. Quinn and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby (March 28, 2015). New York University Law Review, Forthcoming. Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2586491…
Rank this Week: 10

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Mar 30

    Argument preview: Court to take on undistributed funds and bankruptcy conversion

    Argument preview: Court to take on undistributed funds and bankruptcy conversion
    The Court closes out the last day of its March argument session with the second of a pair of bankruptcy cases, Harris v. Viegelahn. This surely is one of the more low-stakes cases of the Term: a dispute involving a little more than $4,000,…
  • Mar 30

    A modest gain for electronic privacy

    A modest gain for electronic privacy
    The cause of electronic privacy gained a bit in the Supreme Court on Monday as the Justices ruled that it is a search, subject to constitutional challenge, when police install a monitoring device on an individual’s body to track…
Rank this Week: 11

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 12

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 30

    Thomas Presents User-Friendly Taxpaying Today at Indiana

    Thomas Presents User-Friendly Taxpaying Today at Indiana
    Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina) presents User-Friendly Taxpaying at Indiana today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium hosted by Leandra Lederman: Our income tax system is notoriously complex. The sheer volume of the tax code, along…
  • Mar 30

    Mehrotra Presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early 20th Century American Business Today at Indiana

    Mehrotra Presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early 20th Century American Business Today at Indiana
    Ajay K. Mehrotra (Indiana) presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early Twentieth-Century American Business (with Steven A. Bank (UCLA)) at Indiana today as part of its Ostrom Political Theory and Policy Analysis Workshop Series:…
  • Mar 30

    Barnhizer: Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality

    Barnhizer: Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality
    David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality: [I]n far too many instances analyses of what is or is going to happen in relation to “law jobs” and law schools in the US are similar to the “body…
Rank this Week: 14

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Ohio Employer's Law Blog

Provides updates and commentary on current employment law headlines and topics. By Kohrman Jackson & Krantz PLL.

http://www.ohioemployerlawblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    6th Circuit deals blow to independent contractor

    6th Circuit deals blow to independent contractor
    Have you ever had the cable guy show up to your house, only to see the name of some random LLC on the side of his work truck? Many cable companies use the services of “independent contractor” installers. But, are those installers…
  • Mar 27

    WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)

    WIRTW #361 (the “#RaceTogether” edition)
    Have you heard the one about the coffee chain that wants its employees to engage customers about issues of race and racism in America? Here are the best things I read this past week on this issue, courtesy of Robin Shea’s Employment…
  • Mar 27

    BREAKING: FMLA’s “same-sex spouse” rule on hold, for now

    BREAKING: FMLA’s “same-sex spouse” rule on hold, for now
    Today, the new rule that would permit FMLA benefits for same-sex spouses was to take effect. However, late yesterday, a federal judge in Texas granted a preliminary injunction [pdf] temporarily halting the rule. The plaintiffs—the…
Rank this Week: 13

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Mar 30

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest

    Women Get the Short End of the Stick in Iran and Can’t Even Protest
    As if it weren’t bad enough. Iranian women face persistent systemic discrimination in terms of family law. New legislation being considered by Iran’s parliament is intended to roll back many of the gains women have made in the…
  • Mar 30

    Journalist and Activist Disappeared in Zimbabwe

    Journalist and Activist Disappeared in Zimbabwe
    On the morning of March 9, in front of a Harare neighborhood barbershop, five men in civilian clothes abducted journalist and activist Itai Dzamara. He was handcuffed, bundled into a white truck with no visible license plates, and has not…
  • Mar 30

    Where can Human Rights Defenders turn to in Honduras?

    Where can Human Rights Defenders turn to in Honduras?
    Victims of abuses in Honduras rely upon the work of human rights defenders in their country for help. But what happens when the defenders themselves become the target of threats and violence? Amnesty International’s recent report,…
Rank this Week: 16

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
  • Mar 30

    Expert Testimony for Non-Accountant

    Expert Testimony for Non-Accountant
    Testifying is the pinnacle of an expert witness’s work in a case. It may well be the most important part of the expert’s work, as the assistance of a competent financial expert is the key to cases involving economic damages and…
  • Mar 28

    The Devil is in the Details: Lost Profit Calculation

    The Devil is in the Details: Lost Profit Calculation
    Lost profits are a typical element of damage claims in legal actions. They seem fairly straightforward, yet opposing experts can come up with vastly different numbers. Often, the calculations are in fact not straightforward, and the process…
  • Mar 24

    Avoiding Business Opportunity Scams and MLM Scheme

    Avoiding Business Opportunity Scams and MLM Scheme
    Tracy Coenen on CNBC, talking about business opportunity scams and multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes. Consumers beware!
Rank this Week: 15

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 19

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

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

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
  • Mar 24

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Speer

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Speer
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DUI-FELONY DA 13-0466, 2015 MT 93N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DANIEL EUGENE SPEER, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Mar 24

    OPINION: State v. Hime

    OPINION: State v. Hime
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DECEPTIVE PRACTICES DA 14-0034, 2015 MT 91, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. HARRIS HIMES, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Mar 24

    OPINION: Stokes v. Duncan

    OPINION: Stokes v. Duncan
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – BREACH OF CONTRACT DA 14-0483, 2015 MT 92, JOHN PATRICK STOKES, Plaintiff and Appellant, v. GREG W. DUNCAN and KATHLEEN M. GLOVER, Defendants and…
Rank this Week: 17

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: 18

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Mar 30

    DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road

    DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road
    Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement, the criminal charges rippling out from the case have now come full circle. The post DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road appeared…
  • Mar 30

    Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum

    Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum
    Over the last year, Reddit’s “dark net markets” discussion forum has grown into one of the central fixtures of the online drug scene. The post Feds Demand Reddit Identify Users of a Dark-Web Drug Forum appeared first on…
  • Mar 30

    US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them

    US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for Them
    A a new document sheds light on the backstory behind the development of the government’s zero-day policy and offers some insight into the motivations for establishing it. The post US Used Zero-Day Exploits Before It Had Policies for…
Rank this Week: 24

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 30

    IntLawGrrls at Oxford

    IntLawGrrls at Oxford
    IntlawGrrls Fiona de Londras and Stephanie Farrior find themselves both spending a sabbatical leave as Visiting Fellows at the University of Oxford, Fiona with the Oxford Human Rights Hub, and Stephanie with Kellogg College. …
  • Mar 27

    The Wallstrom Affair: Je Suis Margot

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

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

    Go On! PIL Workshop in Hamburg (deadline 31 May)
    The Working Group of Young Scholars in Public International Law has sent an invitation to a workshop on public international law (PIL) from 25-27 September 2015 in Hamburg, Germany. The full call for papers is…
Rank this Week: 21

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Mar 25

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.

    Moving, Bankruptcy AND Planning A Smooth Exit.
    What happens when you surrender a home in bankruptcy?  Must you move the second a bankruptcy is filed?  Do they give you time to move or will your possessions be thrown out on the front lawn for the neighbors to view? When you…
  • Mar 24

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?

    What To Do If You Are a Creditor In a Bankruptcy?
    Most of the posts on this blog, and in fact on most bankruptcy blogs, focus on the consumer as the bankruptcy debtor.  That makes sense–most bankruptcy cases involve a consumer debtor and a number of institutional creditors,…
  • Mar 21

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case

    U.S. Supreme Court to Hear Chapter 7 Junior Mortgage “Lien Strip” Case
    On March 24, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases involving whether a chapter 7 debtor may strip off a second (or any junior) mortgage that is not secured by the home’s actual market value. In Bank of…
Rank this Week: 25

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 23

    Do smart machines require ethical programming?

    Do smart machines require ethical programming?
    From Help Net SecurityRealizing the potential of smart machines — and ensuring successful outcomes for the businesses that rely on them — will hinge on how trusted smart machines are and how well they maintain that trust. Central…
  • Mar 20

    Ending the Debate on TAR Seed Set

    Ending the Debate on TAR Seed Set
    By Hal MarcusIn the wake of Judge Peck’s recent Rio Tinto opinion on technology assisted review, the ediscovery blogosphere has been repeatedly quoting its bold pronouncements that judicial acceptance of TAR “is now black letter…
  • Mar 20

    ‘Have you Taken Leave of Your Senses?': Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 LegalTech Judges Panel

    ‘Have you Taken Leave of Your Senses?': Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 LegalTech Judges Panel
    By Tamara EmoryAt this year’s Legal Tech, I once again had the honor of moderating the Judges Panel, on which Judge John Facciola (D.D.C., retired), Judge Andrew Peck (S.D.N.Y), Judge Frank Maas (S.D.N.Y), and Judge Elizabeth Laporte…
Rank this Week: 23

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

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

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

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Mar 30

    Madison County woman fires gun to 'send message' to sex offender

    Madison County woman fires gun to 'send message' to sex offender
    3-30-15 Georgia: Authorities arrested on Saturday a 61-year-old Madison County woman after she allegedly fired two gun shots as a way of sending “a message” to a convicted sex offender she didn’t want on her property. Eddie L. Manley…
  • Mar 29

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion

    State laws on sex offenders should not be crafted by emotion
    Again, the world needs to outlaw laws that "Sound Good" but in reality have not proven they are effective beyond sounding good.. 3-29-15 California: Jessica's Law — California's version of it, anyway — was a mess from the…
  • Mar 29

    Local sex offenders under review after Jessica’s Law court ruling

    Local sex offenders under review after Jessica’s Law court ruling
    The real question is, what good are residency laws? Whether 1 foot or 1 mile, no study shows they are an effective public safety method. Useless sounds good laws will always generate controversy.. 3-29-15 California: The California…
Rank this Week: 26

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 27

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.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/
  • Mar 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Juries and Mandatory Minimums, Drugs on Costa Concordia, Trademark Bullie

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Juries and Mandatory Minimums, Drugs on Costa Concordia, Trademark Bullie
    We’re back at it on a sunny Monday evening in Seattle. But before jumping into the Top 10, a couple LXBN notes: Zosha writes up why the growing trend of legal representation for the unborn might be dangerous, and Young v. UPS trending…
  • Mar 28

    We need laws requiring lawyers to stay abreast of technology?

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

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

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Same-Sex FMLA Halted, Drones on Youtube, Fantasy Sport
    It’s time to wrap things up for the week and head out into a sunny Seattle evening—or watch basketball. Probably watch basketball. As a heads up, over on LXBN, Ben Feder joins me on LXBN TV to talk GM’s bankruptcy and…
Rank this Week: 28

Central Illinois Paralegal

Central Illinois Paralegal

News, opinions, job postings and continuing legal education information for the Central Illinois paralegal.

http://www.icclaw.net/
  • Mar 26

    Legal Secretary-Urbana Law Firm

    Legal Secretary-Urbana Law Firm
    Job SummaryFirmFischer & Wozniak, P.​C.​Location             Urbana, IL 61802Salary30,000.​00 - 35,000.​00 $ /​yearhealth insurance, IRALegal…
  • Mar 23

    Two ONLINE and very Interesting Summer Elective Options for Paralegal and CRJ Student

    Two ONLINE and very Interesting Summer Elective Options for Paralegal and CRJ Student
    CRJ 227-Administration of Justice: This course is designed to acquaint the student with important criminal procedures that involve force, arrest, search and seizure, civil rights, self-incrimination, assistance of counsel and other…
  • Mar 23

    Apply for ICC Scholarships NOW!

    Apply for ICC Scholarships NOW!
    The time to apply for scholarship assistance from the Educational Foundation. Applications are open until 11:59 pm on April 1, 2015. Students can go to www.icc.edu/scholarshipsto view scholarships  and apply. There are over 600,…
Rank this Week: 29

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 31

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: 30

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 33

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Mar 30

    Pao-Kleiner Juror Explains ‘Mistake’ With Original Vote

    Pao-Kleiner Juror Explains ‘Mistake’ With Original Vote
    The juror who threw a much-watched Silicon Valley courtroom drama into chaos on Friday by changing his vote during the verdict says he simply “made a mistake."
  • Mar 30

    Unpacking Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law’

    Unpacking Indiana’s ‘Religious Freedom Law’
    After a firestorm of criticism aimed at a new religious-freedom law, Indiana legislative leaders are heading back to the drawing board, to clarify the law so that it can't result in discrimination, including denial of services to gays…
  • Mar 30

    McDonald’s Labor Liability Dispute Goes Before Judge

    McDonald’s Labor Liability Dispute Goes Before Judge
    An attorney for McDonald’s Corp. told a federal administrative judge the company is a victim of a union-orchestrated attack on its brand, as legal proceedings got under way in a labor dispute that could upend the relationship between…
Rank this Week: 34

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 35

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

tins ::: Rick Klau's weblog

Life, law and the Internet - news, information and commentary from Rick Klau.

http://tins.rklau.com/
  • Dec 4

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo

    Google, plus our past = the future of photo
    A couple years ago, I wrote about my first serious attempt to organize my family’s photos. 50,000 digital photos spanning more than a decade — scattered across multiple computers, phones, cameras, and hard drives. It…
  • Aug 12

    Measure twice, cut once

    Measure twice, cut once
    Finally got a chance to try out writing on Medium, @ev's new platform for writing on the web. I loved the experience, and expect I'll use it some more in the months ahead to get out a few other posts I've been thinking about. I wrote…
  • May 14

    How Google sets Goals: OKR

    How Google sets Goals: OKR
    (cross-posted from the Google Ventures Startup Lab blog.) On the day Google’s acquisition of FeedBurner closed in 2007, it was also the first day of a new quarter at Google. My new manager at Google asked me to draft my OKRs for him to…
Rank this Week: 37

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: 36

Charon QC

Charon QC

Mix of legal ephemera and comment.

http://charonqc.wordpress.com
  • Oct 11

    Tweet du Jour…

    Tweet du Jour…
    I really must get back to some ‘sensible’ blogging.  I shall find my Panama Hat which aids thinking while writing and do so… I note that a future prime minister and the present ‘incumbent’ are in this…
  • Oct 11

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”

    Rive Gauche: A bit of “Shagger”
    Came across this Lord Shagger nonsense while ‘perusing’ my Charon files.  I think I may have to do a few more Lord Shagger posts now that the legal year is under way.  I may even be able to do/shoehorn in some vaguely…
  • Oct 10

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?

    Rive Gauche: Fancy some Pommes du Tories with your Kipper, Mr Carswell?
    Back later with some more nonsense..
Rank this Week: 38

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    Why Is Indiana's RFRA So Controversial? This Blogger's Analysis.

    Why Is Indiana's RFRA So Controversial? This Blogger's Analysis.
    Since Indiana's passage of its Religious Freedom Restoration Act earlier this week (see prior posting), there has been a flood of commentary on what the Act really means and its true impact.  The commentary, some from those with a…
  • Mar 30

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Daniel Ortner, Conscientious Offenders: Russia's Ban on 'Extremist' Religious Literature, and the European Court of Human Rights, (Virginia Journal of International Law, Forthcoming).Karin Beatrix Calitz, The Liability of Churches…
  • Mar 29

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

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight
    In Bernstein v. Village of Wesley Hills, (SD NY, March 27, 2015), a New York federal district court rejected religious discrimination claims growing out of a chapter in the long battle between Hasidic residents and others in parts of Rockland…
Rank this Week: 39

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 30

    Alfred Nobel's Last Will and Testament Goes On Display

    Alfred Nobel's Last Will and Testament Goes On Display
    Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament, which played a significant role in Swedish history by creating the now-illustrious Nobel prizes, has gone on display for the first time in Stockholm. Until now, only a few people have laid eyes on...
  • Mar 30

    California Senate to Consider Death With Dignity

    California Senate to Consider Death With Dignity
    Many may recall 29-year-old Brittany Maynard’s decision to move from California to Oregon in order to end her own life, rather than suffer from brain cancer. Now, the California Senate is considering the “End of Life Option Act,” which…
  • Mar 30

    Planning Ahead for Special Need

    Planning Ahead for Special Need
    Planning for family members with special needs can be overwhelming, especially when so many decisions may have lifelong consequences. Not only must parents untangle the intricacies associated with government programs, but they must also…
Rank this Week: 42

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 30

    Time to Say Goodbye to an Employee?

    Time to Say Goodbye to an Employee?
    You’ve tried clarification, reminders, warnings, patience and tolerance, maybe even retraining. But it isn’t working, and you both know it. Firing employees is not likely a task you took into consideration when you thought about…
  • Mar 30

    Developing Ontologies: An Ontology for Legal Research

    Developing Ontologies: An Ontology for Legal Research
    Almost exactly a year ago Amy Taylor, Emerging Technologies Librarian and Adjunct Professor at the Pence Law Library, Washington College of Law, wrote about creating a legal ontology for basic 1L legal research instruction. She shares…
  • Mar 30

    UKSC Compels Disclosure of Prince Charles’ Letters to Government Minister

    UKSC Compels Disclosure of Prince Charles’ Letters to Government Minister
    A year ago I posted here on the UK Court of Appeal’s ruling which set aside the government’s veto of a decision under freedom of information legislation for the release of “advocacy correspondence” from Prince…
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Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Jon Dressler My Restaurant Hero of the Year

    Jon Dressler My Restaurant Hero of the Year
    Shawn Flynn of KWC News reports that a Charlotte restaurant owner is going on the offensive battling perception and health concern over Hepatitis A. “The restaurant industry is thriving,” said... Continue Reading
  • Mar 30

    LA Star Seafood Shuttered Over Listeria and Botulism Concern

    LA Star Seafood Shuttered Over Listeria and Botulism Concern
    At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a judge has ordered L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc., located in Los Angeles, and its owners, Sima and Sam Goldring,... Continue Reading
  • Mar 27

    Six with Campylobacter Linked to Claravale Farm Raw Milk

    Six with Campylobacter Linked to Claravale Farm Raw Milk
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned consumers that the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) dairy products may cause serious illness. Six... Continue Reading
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Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 30

    Jury rules against Ellen Pao; fees fail to shift

    Jury rules against Ellen Pao; fees fail to shift
    A San Francisco jury has found no improper gender discrimination or retaliation by Kleiner Perkins and returned a defense verdict in Ellen Pao’s high-profile lawsuit [Mashable, Roger Parloff/Fortune (noting judge’s evidentiary…
  • Mar 29

    “Federal judge scolds BigLaw lawyers for ‘behemoth pleadings’ and ‘prolixity'”

    “Federal judge scolds BigLaw lawyers for ‘behemoth pleadings’ and ‘prolixity'”
    “A federal judge in Manhattan is ordering lawyers in a United Parcel Service lawsuit to file new pleadings that are short and plain, in keeping with Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. … UPS ‘launched its…
  • Mar 29

    Crime and punishment roundup

    Crime and punishment roundup
    “Felony murder: why a teenager who didn’t kill anyone faces 55 years in jail” [Ed Pilkington, Guardian] Crime largely missing from urbanist discussion but might actually be more important than streetcars [Urbanophile]…
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American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Mar 27

    Body Cameras on Police in School

    Body Cameras on Police in School
    We’re starting to get questions about the use of body cameras by “school resource officers,” a.k.a. police officers stationed in schools. First of all, we don't think that police officers should be routinely present in…
  • Mar 27

    The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement

    The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement
    On any given day in America there are 80,000 people in solitary settings, not counting youth in juvenile facilities and people in jails. With no evidence-based research of its effectiveness, solitary confinement is a form of imprisonment…
  • Mar 26

    A New U.N. Champion for Privacy

    A New U.N. Champion for Privacy
    The U.N. Human Rights Council voted today to establish a watchdog to monitor the state of privacy rights worldwide. That watchdog, called a special rapporteur, was created by a consensus vote of all members of the council. That’s very…
Rank this Week: 45

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

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

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 41