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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/
  • Jan 15

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud
    Marco Laureti, 45, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and Felix Mostelac, 44, Miami Beach, Florida, were charged by Indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, and multiple counts of wire…
  • Jan 14

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme
    Cecil Sylvester Chester, 70, Mitchellville, Maryland was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a mortgage fraud scheme involving the fraudulent purchase of seven properties in…
  • Jan 13

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application
    Dianna F. Woods, 59, Citrus Heights, California, was found guilty after a four–day trial, a federal jury found day of four counts of making false statements on loan applications. According to evidence presented at trial, Woods was a…
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/
  • Jan 15

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread
    Alec Baldwin has so many funny lines and faces in last night's SNL cold open. Enjoy. This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 15

    Tuning Out Donald Trump

    Tuning Out Donald Trump
    Adam Gopnik in the New Yorker writes on the Music Donald Trump Can't Hear. He has a point. There is no song to describe UnPresident Elect Donald Trump because he has no music in his soul. The emotional state he triggers in so many of…
  • Jan 14

    Saturday Open Thread: No Inauguration News Here

    Saturday Open Thread: No Inauguration News Here
    In the "things I am not reporting on and couldn't care less about" department: UnPresident Elect Donald Trump's inauguration. I'm going to do other things and put up a few open threads until its over. After that, I will do my best to... [[…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 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/
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: 7

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 6

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

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/
  • Jan 15

    IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT FEDER

    IN MEMORIAM: ROBERT FEDER
    We are sorry to report the passing of Robert Feder, founding partner of Cuddy & Feder LLP, whose principal office is in White Plains. Bob was probably the most prominent real estate lawyer in Westchester County for over 4…
  • Jan 14

    OFFICER LIED ABOUT STABBING?

    OFFICER LIED ABOUT STABBING?
    Family of Mohamed Bah, man fatally shot by police, urges DOJ to prosecute cop who admitted he never stabbed him Hawa Bah, the mother of Mohamed Bah, calls on U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara to open a federal investigation into her…
  • Jan 13

    QUTUB MINAR

    QUTUB MINAR
    Foreign entry fee: Rs 500 @ Delhi, India
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 13

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Gordon v. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau 16-673 Issues: (1) Whether a federal official may retroactively ratify an ultra vires government action when: (a) no federal official was authorized to…
  • Jan 13

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman Goodyear Tire v. Haeger Endrew F. v. Douglas City School District…
  • Jan 13

    Court adds 16 new cases to its merits docket (Expanded)

    Court adds 16 new cases to its merits docket (Expanded)
    Update at 4:36 p.m.,  January 13: This post has been expanded to include summaries of all the cases the court agreed today to review. Last week the justices held their first private conference of 2017. They did not grant any cases from…
Rank this Week: 10

South Florida Lawyers

South Florida Lawyers

Devoted to the civil litigators of South Florida, their goings and doings, their peculiarities and personalities, all done with humor, love, jealousy, snark and just a little bit of class.

http://southfloridalawyers.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 13

    SFL Friday -- Embroid Me!

    SFL Friday -- Embroid Me!
    Could this possibly be true?Specializing in “embroidery, garment printing, custom apparel, promotional products, screen printing and personalized gifts at more than 300 resource centers throughout the United States, Canada and…
  • Jan 13

    Miami Attorney Ramon Manuel Rodriguez Charged With Ethical Misconduct By Florida Bar

    Miami Attorney Ramon Manuel Rodriguez Charged With Ethical Misconduct By Florida Bar
    The Florida Bar's push for civility is welcomed, and judging from this article apparently the Bar has a strategy that starts with weeding out those it convicts as bad apples.From the DBR:The Florida Bar has brought ethics charges against…
  • Jan 11

    3d DCA Watch -- Dear Nice Foreclosure Counsel: We Don't Mean You!

    3d DCA Watch -- Dear Nice Foreclosure Counsel: We Don't Mean You!
    Interesting part concurrence/dissent from Judge Salter on a residential mortgage foreclosure case seemingly birthed in the bowels of hail:In the present case, I cannot agree that the trial court abused its discretion in denying the…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
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Rank this Week: 14

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 15

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Los Angeles Injury Attorney Blog

Covers personal injury, auto accident, and medical negligence news. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.losangelesinjuryattorneyblog.com/
  • Oct 9

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident

    Teen Boy Tragically Killed in Upland Hit-and-Run Accident
    SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY - A 13-year-old boy was tragically killed Monday night in a hit-and-run collision that took place at the intersection of Campus Avenue and Arrow Highway in Upland. According to police, the crash occurred shortly before…
  • Oct 4

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver

    Teen Girl Tragically Killed in Collision Involving Suspected DUI Driver
    LOS ANGELES COUNTY - A 17-year-old girl was tragically killed after the vehicle she was riding in crashed into the back of a Nissan late Tuesday night in West Covina. California Highway Patrol officers said the driver of the car, Arianna…
  • Sep 24

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie

    Frequently Asked Questions Concerning Skechers Shape-ups Broken Toe Injurie
    Q. What are the symptoms of a broken toe? A. The most common symptoms of a broken toe are: swelling, bruising, difficulty bearing weight, pain, and reduced range of motion. If these symptoms persist, even after you stopped wearing Skechers…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Jan 14

    California hate crimes registry a bad idea: Guest commentary

    California hate crimes registry a bad idea: Guest commentary
    1-14-17 California: State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, recently introduced legislation that would “establish the California Hate Crimes Registry,” as his office put it. The registry his Assembly Bill 39 envisions would aim…
  • Jan 13

    Rules Committee Votes Down Ban on Legislators Having Sex with Pages and Intern

    Rules Committee Votes Down Ban on Legislators Having Sex with Pages and Intern
    1-13-17 South Dakota: The Joint Legislative Procedure Committee voted 9–5 today to reject a rule barring legislators from having sex with pages and interns. Senator Stace Nelson (R-19/Fulton) offered this amendment to the Joint Rules of…
  • Jan 13

    Texas legislator aims to block sex offenders from getting pen pal

    Texas legislator aims to block sex offenders from getting pen pal
    1-13-17 Texas: A Texas lawmaker is seeking to have sex offenders barred from advertising for pen pals online. State Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, is pushing a measure requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to impose a rule stopping…
Rank this Week: 16

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 7

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal
    Elisabeth Semel quoted by Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 2017 “The court can only handle a certain number of these cases a year,” Semel said. At the pace envisioned by Proposition 66, the court would have little time to decide civil…
  • Jan 6

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation
    Robert Berring quoted by Northern California Record, Jan. 7, 2017 “I would say that this deal is a signal that things are going to get better,” Berring said in The Daily Californian interview.
  • Jan 6

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2017 “If they put people in jail for that, they wouldn’t have any room in the jails,” said Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor who supports Siegelman’s…
Rank this Week: 17

713Bankruptcy.Com

713Bankruptcy.Com

Covers the preparation of Chapter 7 and 13 bankruptcy petitions. By Victoria Ring.

http://www.713bankruptcy.com
  • Jun 14

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money

    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money
    Evaluate Your Cost-Per-Case & Save Money From TV ads to word-of-mouth, there are numerous ways to market your law firm to prospective clients. A firm may spend thousands of dollars per year on different marketing channels, all while…
  • Oct 7

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy

    Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy
    Head over to 713training.com to read our latest article.  You will learn tips and tricks to help you  when you prepare bankruptcy petitions. The post Selling Assets When Considering Bankruptcy appeared first on…
  • Jun 29

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge

    Avoid Bankruptcy Cases From Being Closed Without A Discharge
    Check out the latest article on 713training.com, written by Attorney/VBA Shannon Doyle of Ebankruptcy Assistants.  Learn some tricks and training on how to avoid having bankruptcy cases closed without a discharge.  For more…
Rank this Week: 21

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes…

Arizona Criminal Law & Sex Crimes Post

Covers crimes and criminal defense. By Vladimir Gagic.

http://www.azcriminallawsexcrimes.com/
  • Jul 22

    Arizona license suspension for two DUIs in 7 year

    Arizona license suspension for two DUIs in 7 year
    If a driver is convicted of two misdemeanor DUI convictions within 7 years, the Arizona Motor Vehicle Department can suspend the driver’s license longer for the second conviction than the first. How much longer? For a first time DUI…
  • Jun 29

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.

    Installing interlock device and reinstating license following Arizona DUI arrest or conviction.
    An issue that causes a lot of problems for drivers that comes up frequently is the difference between privilege to drive and possession of a driver’s license. As far as Arizona MVD is concerned, they are not the same thing. This is an…
  • Jun 5

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)

    Interlock order for non-extreme DUI ARS 28-1381(a)(1) and (a)(2)
    If someone is convicted for a first time, non-extreme DUI in Arizona under ARS 28-1381(a)(1) or (a)(2), then the interlock requirement is for 12 months, which is the same as for an extreme DUI charge under ARS 28-1382(a)(1). However, for a…
Rank this Week: 20

Legal Andrew

Legal Andrew

Law practice and law school tips and information. From Andrew Flusche.

http://www.legalandrew.com
  • May 7

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce

    Avoid Losing your Health Insurance Coverage after Divorce
    Guest post by Scott Morgan Going through a divorce can be a very traumatic experience. You feel like your world is collapsing, so it is hard to think clearly. It is important that you do not lose your health insurance coverage. You never know…
  • Dec 26

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist

    Why I Use Ruby as my Virtual Receptionist
    I’ve written about Ruby Receptionist quite a bit. They handle the overflow calls for my law firm. Some people might say that voicemail is good enough for their business. But here’s why I pay Ruby instead of letting calls go to voicemail:…
  • Oct 9

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer

    Lawyer Pokes the Bear Over Disclaimer
    Richmond lawyer Horace Hunter is fighting the Virginia State Bar on the issue of website disclaimers. Unfortunately, I’ll bet he’s going to lose. (Thanks to Carolyn Elefant for pointing the story out!) According to a Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 18

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    THIS TIME NEXT WEEK

    THIS TIME NEXT WEEK
    The 45th President of the United States will be in the White House.Enjoy your day off. BTW, We kinda like the Packers with the points today. Jai Guru Dev. Site Feed
  • Jan 13

    VETERANS COURT KICK-OFF TODAY

    VETERANS COURT KICK-OFF TODAY
    New Veterans Court cuts the ribbon TODAY- Friday- Courtroom 4-1 at 11:30. Judge Tinkler-Mendez will preside over the new court. REGJB Old Timers know that Miami was the First In The Nation to start a Drug Court- trivia- name the…
  • Jan 8

    SO NOW YOU'RE A JUDGE IN CRIMINAL COURT

    SO NOW YOU'RE A JUDGE IN CRIMINAL COURT
    So now you're a judge in criminal court. You drew the short straw in the New Year judicial rotation and ended up at the confluence of NW 12th Street and 12th Avenue; just a stone's throw from the Miami River. You've decorated your…
Rank this Week: 24

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • Jan 14

    Emoluments Clause: Constitution’s Least Litigated

    Emoluments Clause: Constitution’s Least Litigated
    Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the United States Constitution (known as the Emoluments Clause) reads: “No Title of Nobility shall be granted by the United States: And no Person holding any Office of Profit or Trust under them, shall,…
  • Jan 12

    Update: World Share Interlibrary Loan Prime

    Update: World Share Interlibrary Loan Prime
    The Library is implementing a new system to manage interlibrary loans called World Share Interlibrary Loan Prime.  The system will streamline interlibrary loan service. Interlibrary loan (ILL) is the service that gives you access to the…
  • Dec 22

    Library Hours – Winter Break and Beyond

    Library Hours – Winter Break and Beyond
    The Library will be CLOSED from Saturday, December 24th, through Monday, January 2nd. Winter Session begins on Monday, January 2nd and ends on Friday, January 13th. These are the Library Hours for early January: Tuesday, January 3rd –…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
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/
  • Jan 12

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve
    Many legal tech companies bemoan the difficulties of selling technology to law firms when law firms are so far behind the times. In reality, it’s the legal technology companies which make it tough on themselves by using outdated…
  • Jan 9

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service
    The popular publishing platform, Medium announced last week that it was laying off one third of its employees and closing two if its three offices. As expected, the news has generated a lot of discussion. Particularly interesting for LexBlog…
  • Jan 8

    Blogging helps law professors make a name for themselves : AALS

    Blogging helps law professors make a name for themselves : AALS
    Reading  “WTF is AALS,” in an Above The Law post by the Anonymous Law Professor last Tuesday was enough to catch my attention. Turns out AALS is the American Association of Law Schools, an organization I hadn’t…
Rank this Week: 32

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
  • Jan 5

    Trump’s CIA Pick Must Disavow Torture – and Commit to Upholding the Law

    Trump’s CIA Pick Must Disavow Torture – and Commit to Upholding the Law
    By Ann Burroughs, Chair of AIUSA’s Board of Directors Donald Trump has made it clear he wants bring back torture. “We should go much stronger than waterboarding,” he said last year, calling it “your minor form”…
  • Dec 16

    Amnesty International: Shareholder Activist

    Amnesty International: Shareholder Activist
    By Simon Billenness, Business and Human Rights Thematic Specialist and Paul Paz y Mino, Andean Countries Specialist Did you know Amnesty International USA is a long-time shareholder activist? This week, Amnesty International USA joined the…
  • Dec 15

    Defending Human Rights & the Trump Administration: The Front Line Moves to Washington, DC

    Defending Human Rights & the Trump Administration: The Front Line Moves to Washington, DC
    Next month Congress will get to interview nominees for the incoming Trump administration. These cabinet nominees are important indicators as to whether his administration will be uphold and protect human rights or whether the inflammatory…
Rank this Week: 23

New York Probate & Estate…

New York Probate & Estate Litigation Blog

Covers probate news, procedures and resources. By Philip M. Bernstein.

http://www.nyprobatelitigation.com/
Rank this Week: 28

Federalist Society Multimedia…

Federalist Society Multimedia Archive

Audio of recent events, speeches and conferences of the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies.

http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/page/multimedia-from-past-federalist-society-events-2014
  • Dec 9

    The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016

    The Limits of Federal Criminal Law 12-8-2016
    Criminal Law & Procedure Practice GroupIn the last year, the Department of Justice lost three major cases against Fed Ex, Vascular Solutions and Warner Chilcott. Critics argue that each case was an example of over-enforcement by DOJ and…
  • Nov 24

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016

    ROUNDTABLE: Areas of Constitutional Doctrine Transformed [Showcase Panel IV] 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionThe final Showcase panel examines Justice Scalia's transformation of five very important areas of Supreme Court doctrine. First, Justice Scalia transformed freedom of expression doctrine by entrenching a rule…
  • Nov 24

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016

    Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate: Hostile Environment Law and the First Amendment 11-19-2016
    2016 National Lawyers ConventionRESOLVED: Hostile Environment Law, On and Off Campus, Often Violates the First Amendment. The Ninth Annual Rosenkranz Debate was held on November 19, 2016, during The Federalist Society's 2016 National Lawyers…
Rank this Week: 25

The Law of Evidence

The Law of Evidence

Discusses evidentiary rules, objection practices, and court rulings. By Jesse Langel.

http://jesselangelevidence.blogspot.com
  • Oct 17

    Relevance | Problem 2

    Relevance | Problem 2
    Plaintiff sues Defendant, an owner of a newspaper, for libel after releasing an article that accused Plaintiff of committing a string of robberies on New York City’s Upper East Side. To prove that Plaintiff committed those robberies,…
  • Jul 20

    Relevance | Problem 1

    Relevance | Problem 1
    In our last blog, we saw some basic definitions of relevance. Relevant evidence is evidence that tends to prove or disprove a material fact in the case. For this problem, we revisit the relevance of “character” evidence. In…
  • Jul 16

    Introduction to Relevance

    Introduction to Relevance
    Black’s Law Definition:“Relevant” evidence logically connects to — and tends to prove or disprove — a matter at issue. It has appreciable probative value. That is, it rationally tends to persuade of the…
Rank this Week: 31

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

J.M. Reinan, P.C. Blog

Discusses nursing home neglect & abuse, medical malpractice, consumer protection and civil rights.

http://reinanlaw.com/category/blog/
  • Aug 23

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT

    COURT OF APPEALS AFFIRMS DISMISSAL OF DEFAMATION SUIT
    The Colorado Court of Appeals recently issued an order affirming the District Court’s dismissal of a suit brought by Tamea Sisco and Aminokit against the Law Offices of J.M. Reinan and Jerome Reinan. The suit...
  • Jun 27

    J Reinan and Crew Finish 2016 Great Race, Receive ‘Best Race Car’ Award

    J Reinan and Crew Finish 2016 Great Race, Receive ‘Best Race Car’ Award
    Participants crossed the finish line of the 2016 Great Race in Moline, IL, including our very own J Reinan. Not only did they have a blast this year, J’s team and ride – a 1918...
  • Jun 17

    Ready, Set . . . Great Race!

    Ready, Set . . . Great Race!
    J Reinan is participating in the Hemmings Motor News Great Race for the fourth consecutive year, and has arrived in San Francisco for the launch of the 2016 festivities and journey. Click here to read...
Rank this Week: 22

The Cuban Revolution

The Cuban Revolution

By Brian Cuban.

http://www.briancuban.com
  • Sep 3

    Six Great Movies About Addiction

    Six Great Movies About Addiction
    As some people know, I am in long-term recovery from both heavy alcohol and cocaine use. I am also in recovery from both anorexia and bulimia, all wrapped around a diagnosis of body dysmorphic disorder. My sobriety date is April 8th 2007.
  • Aug 21

    Surgery and Addiction Recovery: Dangerous Bedfellow

    Surgery and Addiction Recovery: Dangerous Bedfellow
    Don’t be afraid of surgery because of an addiction past. Deal with the past right up front and have a plan that involves everyone in the chain. You can do it!
  • Jul 29

    The Greatest Gifts My Dog Gave Me

    The Greatest Gifts My Dog Gave Me
    My best friend of 14 years has crossed the Rainbow Bridge. We called her Peanut. She was a rescue dog. A beagle mix.
Rank this Week: 26

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.delawareediscovery.com/
  • Apr 8

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression

    LegalTech New York 2015 Impression
    Legal Tech New York 2015 took place in early February and the Morris James eDiscovery team was lucky enough to attend for the third straight year.  The general impression is that the eDiscovery focus has continued to shift away from…
  • Apr 3

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2

    Looking Back on 2014: The 7 Most Important eDiscovery Cases in Delaware – Part 2
    The is the second in a series of posts summarizing the 7 most important eDiscovery cases in Delaware in 2014. The second case is 112359 Factor Fund, LLC and Five Nine Group, LLC v. Flux Carbon Starter Fund, LLC, Mary Carroll, Kevin…
  • Mar 31

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group

    Morris James Launches Data Privacy and Information Governance Group
    Morris James LLP has formed a Data Privacy and Information Governance Group. The Data Privacy and Information Governance Group is an interdisciplinary team of corporate and fiduciary duty attorneys, attorneys well-versed in electronic data…
Rank this Week: 33

California Injury Attorneys Blog

California Injury Attorneys Blog

Covers personal injury lawsuits, settlements and news. By Estey & Bomberger.

http://www.esteybomberger.com/blog/
  • Oct 8

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla

    Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Unloading Car in La Jolla
    LA JOLLA – A 45-year-old La Jolla woman was killed Tuesday morning when she was struck by a car on Girard Avenue, NBC San Diego reported. Just before noon, authorities say the woman was unloading her car when an elderly driver backed…
  • Oct 7

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw

    Jury Awards $1.25 Million to Man Injured by Defective Table Saw
    Last month, a jury in Chicago federal court awarded $1.25 million to an Illinois man who was severely injured by a defective table saw.  The victim, Brandon Stollings, 30, lost his index finger and parts of two other fingers in 2007…
  • Oct 6

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash

    Five Teenagers Tragically Killed in Orange County Crash
    BUENA PARK — A BMW crashed in Orange County early Saturday morning, killing five teenage passengers in a solo-vehicle collision on southbound Interstate 5 in Irvine.The accident was reported just after 2 a.m. south of Alton Parkway…
Rank this Week: 30

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 15

    The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration

    The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration
    Document via the European Parliament – The incoming US Congress’s powers to overturn regulations of the previous administration, 13-01-2017 “During the election campaign, President-elect Donald Trump stated his intention to…
  • Jan 15

    A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity

    A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity
    A New Focus on Law Firm Cybersecurity – Daniel Garrie January 11, 2017. “Law firms have long held a hallowed position in the corporate world, as the preeminent keeper of confidences. But the frequency with which law firms are…
  • Jan 15

    Law School Case Study: UC-Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage

    Law School Case Study: UC-Hastings’ Startup Legal Garage
    “In Thomson Reuters’ examination of methods that modern law schools can use to help enable their students to become more “practice ready,” we identified four law schools already integrating practice-ready skills into…
Rank this Week: 45

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 15

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Aguilar v. Lemke, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 2526 (ND IL, Jan. 5, 2017), an Illinois federal district court allowed an inmate to move ahead with his claim that his placement in segregation in violation of his due process rights resulted in…
  • Jan 15

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion

    Indiana RFRA Not Defense To Tax Evasion
    In Tyms-Bey v. State of Indiana, (IN App., Jan. 13, 2017), an Indiana appeals court, in a 2-1 decision, held that a state RFRA defense cannot be raised in a tax evasion prosecution.  According to the majority opinion:as a matter of law…
  • Jan 14

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge

    NJ Court Upholds Historic Preservation Funds To Churches In State Constitutional Challenge
    In Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Morris County Board of Chosen Freeholders, (NJ Super., Jan 9, 2017), a New Jersey trial court upheld a county's allowing churches to be among those receiving grants from the county's Historic…
Rank this Week: 63

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 15

    “Engineer who fell asleep sues Metro-North over derailment”

    “Engineer who fell asleep sues Metro-North over derailment”
    “An engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a Metro-North train and caused a derailment that killed four people in New York City sued the railroad… saying its negligence and carelessness led to the accident” [CBS News,…
  • Jan 14

    Medical roundup

    Medical roundup
    U.K.: “People who have 2 or 3 drinks a night will be sent for liver scans under plans to crack down on ‘heavy drinking'” [Katie Gibbons, The Times via Christopher Snowdon, who comments: “The line between healthcare and…
  • Jan 13

    About that “Trump and the Russian law firm of the year” story

    About that “Trump and the Russian law firm of the year” story
    You’ve probably seen the “Donald Trump represented on ethics issue by Russian law firm of the year” story. And if you paid it only fleeting attention, you may not have recognized it as a classic instance of outrage clickbait…
Rank this Week: 54

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 15

    Nebraska Supreme Court decides "undocumented status" can be proper, but not conclusive, sentencing factor when deciding on probation sentence

    Nebraska Supreme Court decides "undocumented status" can be proper, but not conclusive, sentencing factor when deciding on probation sentence
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Immigration status can be used to help decide sentencing, Nebraska Supreme Court says," the top court in the Cornhusker State handed down an interesting ruling late last week. Here is…
  • Jan 14

    "Punishment and Moral Risk"

    "Punishment and Moral Risk"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper authored by Adam Kolber now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: For every interesting moral question, we should have at least some doubt that we know...
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court grants cert on four new criminal cases and a dozen other

    Supreme Court grants cert on four new criminal cases and a dozen other
    After a seemingly long quiet period of avoiding taking on too many new cases, the Supreme Court this afternoon issued this order list which grants cert on 16(!) new cases. I believe these four cases from the list are the...
Rank this Week: 36

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Jan 14

    The Obligation to Comply with Proof of Loss Policy Condition

    The Obligation to Comply with Proof of Loss Policy Condition
    Insurance policies containing conditions pertaining to an insured’s obligation to submit a notice and proof of loss are “meant to give the insurer the necessary facts to facilitate an investigation of a claim and to…
  • Jan 13

    Rental House Insurance: Check and Double Check the Coverage

    Rental House Insurance: Check and Double Check the Coverage
    With a new year upon it us, it is a good time to look at your insurance documents and make all of your files are organized for the upcoming year. It is not uncommon for a family or an individual to make a move from one house to another, and…
  • Jan 12

    Allstate Voids Policy and is Awarded Damages Due to Policyholder Misrepresentation

    Allstate Voids Policy and is Awarded Damages Due to Policyholder Misrepresentation
    On November 22, 2016, Judge Berle M. Schiller from the District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania issued his Opinion and Order in Payne v. Allstate Insurance Company, granting summary judgment to Allstate and awarding them…
Rank this Week: 57

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

San Francisco Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury law. By Brod Law Firm.

http://www.sanfranciscoinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Jan 14

    What is the Implied Warranty of Habitability I Keep Hearing About?

    What is the Implied Warranty of Habitability I Keep Hearing About?
    As a renter in the San Francisco Bay Area, you have probably heard the term “implied warranty of habitability” thrown around by friends, neighbors, and even lawyers on TV. However, without a thorough understanding of what this…
  • Jan 13

    Is the Nursing Home Properly Managing Your Parent’s Diabetes?

    Is the Nursing Home Properly Managing Your Parent’s Diabetes?
    According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 21 million individuals in the U.S. have been diagnosed with diabetes and another 8.1 million go undiagnosed. A small percentage of these individuals have Type 1 diabetes, while…
  • Jan 11

    Cuisinart Food Processor Defect Could Lead to Product Liability Lawsuit

    Cuisinart Food Processor Defect Could Lead to Product Liability Lawsuit
    You likely use metal kitchen utensils all the time. You would hardly think twice of using a metal knife. In the same way, it is entirely normal that a blender or food processor has metal blades. You use metal implements to cook and bake…
Rank this Week: 40

Legal Legacy

Legal Legacy

Provides book reviews and analyses of notable Supreme Court cases.

http://legallegacy.wordpress.com
  • Jan 14

    Review of “Ike’s Bluff” by Evan Thoma

    Review of “Ike’s Bluff” by Evan Thoma
    A number of new studies of Dwight Eisenhower have reassessed him in a much more positive light than he was previously considered. (Historical revisionism of the Eisenhower Administration is not a new phenomenon, but it has picked up speed of…
  • Jan 12

    January 12, 1932 – Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr. Retires from the U.S. Supreme Court

    January 12, 1932 – Oliver Wendall Holmes, Jr. Retires from the U.S. Supreme Court
    Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. was born in Boston in 1841. He graduated from Harvard, served in the Civil War (wounded three times), and then returned to Harvard for law school. After graduating, he entered private practice. Then he returned to…
  • Jan 10

    January 10, 1973 – The U.S. Supreme Court Decides United States v. Kra

    January 10, 1973 – The U.S. Supreme Court Decides United States v. Kra
    On this day in history, the Supreme Court decided the question of whether an individual has a constitutional right to a bankruptcy discharge without paying the required filing fees. Kras had claimed he was simply too poor; he had no job and…
Rank this Week: 52

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Jan 13

    House Judiciary Committee begins session with fewer member

    House Judiciary Committee begins session with fewer member
    The House Judiciary Committee has entered the 2017 General Assembly session with a net reduction of three members.
  • Jan 13

    Rosenstein is Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general

    Rosenstein is Trump’s pick to be deputy attorney general
    Rod Rosenstein, the U.S. attorney in Baltimore and currently the longest-serving U.S. attorney, is the incoming Trump administration’s pick to become the next deputy attorney general – the second-highest position in the Justice…
  • Jan 13

    Amgen fight over copies of biotech drugs gets high court review

    Amgen fight over copies of biotech drugs gets high court review
    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a dispute that could help clarify the steps needed to get low-cost alternatives to pricey biotechnology drugs on the market. It will be the first time the high court has agreed to interpret a 2010…
Rank this Week: 64

Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Truck Accident Lawyer Blog

Covers truck accidents. By Nahon, Saharovich & Trotz, PLC.

http://www.truckaccidentlawyer.news/
  • Jan 13

    Damages in a Mississippi Truck Accident Case

    Damages in a Mississippi Truck Accident Case
    Most people in Mississippi know if they are injured as a result of another’s actions, they may receive some type of recovery or damages for their losses.  What the injured party may not fully understand is what exactly the recovery…
  • Jan 9

    Determining Negligence and Fault in Tennessee Accidents Involving Emergency Trucks and Vehicle

    Determining Negligence and Fault in Tennessee Accidents Involving Emergency Trucks and Vehicle
    It is common knowledge that emergency vehicles, including ambulances and fire trucks, are allowed special privileges when responding to emergencies. However, those privileges are not without limit under Tennessee law. Jones v. Bradley County…
  • Jan 4

    Wrongful Death Claims on Behalf of a Child in Tennessee

    Wrongful Death Claims on Behalf of a Child in Tennessee
    Recently, a two-month-old infant was killed in an automobile accident in Murfreesboro, Tennessee when the baby’s driver rear ended a dump truck as it slowed for traffic. Facing the tragic death of a child is an overwhelming life event.…
Rank this Week: 41

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jan 13

    Modernizing the Risk Management Plan Rule

    Modernizing the Risk Management Plan Rule
    Our country’s chemical industry provides necessary goods we use in our everyday lives, provides employment in many communities throughout the country, and provides key ingredients for many diverse industries nationwide. But while there…
  • Jan 13

    This Week in EPA Science

    This Week in EPA Science
    By Kacey Fitzpatrick Science is the foundation of everything that EPA does to protect our health and our environment. EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy recently discussed the important role of science at EPA—read her blog Why Science…
  • Jan 12

    Transporting Firewood Leads to Unintended Consequence

    Transporting Firewood Leads to Unintended Consequence
    by Marcia Anderson A colleague of mine who lives in Maine told me she wanted to bring firewood from her cordwood pile at home into a New Hampshire campground. Although she lives .2 miles from the border with New Hampshire, close enough that…
Rank this Week: 38

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Worker Injured in Costa Mesa Construction Accident

    Worker Injured in Costa Mesa Construction Accident
    A worker was injured in a construction accident in Costa Mesa after he took a fall at a worksite. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of January 10, 2017. Firefighters were called to 580…
  • Jan 9

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Costa Mesa Crash

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Costa Mesa Crash
    A 23-year-old man was seriously injured in a Costa Mesa motorcycle accident after colliding with a car. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the collision occurred just before noon on January 7, 2017 on Harbor Boulevard…
  • Jan 4

    Two Killed in Westminster Car Accident

    Two Killed in Westminster Car Accident
    Khoa Truong, 59, and Kimmy Hua, 79, were killed in a Westminster car accident involving two vehicles. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the morning of January 2, 2017 at Beach Boulevard and…
Rank this Week: 61

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Jan 12

    Guest Post: Extension of the 14 day rule: potential implications for Irish embryo

    Guest Post: Extension of the 14 day rule: potential implications for Irish embryo
    Human Rights in Ireland is delighted to welcome this guest post from Ciara Staunton. Ciara is a lecturer in Law at Middlesex University London with research interests in the governance of medical research, particularly new and emerging…
  • Nov 24

    Notes on Judge Harding-Clark’s Report on the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.

    Notes on Judge Harding-Clark’s Report on the Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme.
    Judge Maureen Harding-Clark’s report on the much-criticised Symphysiotomy Payment Scheme was published two days ago. It is 275 pages long – 133 of commentary from the judge, 142 of extracts from medical literature and hospital…
  • Nov 3

    The Practical Implications of Miller v SSEEU for Brexit: Nine Reflection

    The Practical Implications of Miller v SSEEU for Brexit: Nine Reflection
    Like many others, I have been thinking about and discussing Miller (R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2016] EWHC 2768) with colleagues today. This is the decision from the High Court that the Government…
Rank this Week: 58