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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/
  • May 23

    Non-profit ED and Wife Guilty of Mortgage Fraud and Corruption

    Non-profit ED and Wife Guilty of Mortgage Fraud and Corruption
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kwame Insaidoo 60, Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the former executive director of United Block Association (“UBA”), a New York-based non-profit organization, and his wife Roxanna Insaidoo, 63, Bay Shore,…
  • May 23

    Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Attorney Sentenced to Prison

    Mortgage Foreclosure Rescue Attorney Sentenced to Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Drew Alia, 40, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, attorney, was sentence to a 12 month and 1 day term of imprisonment for willfully failing to file federal income tax returns for tax years 2010 through 2013 . Alia…
  • May 23

    Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty In Borrower Kickback Scheme

    Real Estate Investor Pleads Guilty In Borrower Kickback Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Thomas L. Boyd, 44, Memphis, Tennessee, are real estate investor, pled guilty to bank fraud.  In September 2016, Boyd was indicted by a federal grand jury in connection with a scheme to fraudulently…
Rank this Week: 2

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Mar 28

    New NBC Sitcom To Show Loving Side Of Divorce

    New NBC Sitcom To Show Loving Side Of Divorce
    In August, a new NBC sitcom will premiere starring Marlon Wayans that will show a more loving side of divorce. “Marlon,” which premieres Wednesday, Aug. 16 (9/8 CT), is a lighthearted comedy about a father doing his best to…
  • Mar 27

    Can My Wife Kick Me Out By Changing The Locks?

    Can My Wife Kick Me Out By Changing The Locks?
    Question: My wife has forced me out of the home we own together by changing the locks and security codes. Can she still make me pay half of the mortgage payments until the house is sold? Does she have the right to force me out in this way?…
  • Mar 24

    Is It Worth Pursuing Child Support?

    Is It Worth Pursuing Child Support?
    Question: I share 50/50 custody of my son with my ex-wife. For about six years, I paid child support. We recently mediated and child support was eliminated. I am planning on retiring in about a year while my ex is going to be working for…
Rank this Week: 3

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 26

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace
    The Washington Post reports Trump is not nominating people to important positions: The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate…
  • Apr 26

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding
    Donald Trump and Jefferson Sessions lose another round in court, this time on the threat to withhold federal funds from cities that don't comply with its requests to detain undocumented persons when released from state and local jails or…
  • Apr 25

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again
    Ted Cruz is hardly the first to propose using forfeited assets from Mexican drug traffickers to pay for a border wall. In February, Rep. James Sensebrenner introduced H.R. 1067: Build up Illegal Line Defenses with Assets Lawfully Lifted Act…
Rank this Week: 4

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 24

    Mi Casa Es Su Casa

    Mi Casa Es Su Casa
    Guest post by Demi Jacques, rising 3L from Lewis & Clark Law School After touring the castle on a hill that is the US embassy in Tijuana, complete with fancy soaps, striking artwork, and marine security “coming soon,” la Casa...
  • May 24

    At the Movies -- Cannes 2017: Virtual Reality Film Carne y Arena Tells of Border Crossing Experience

    At the Movies -- Cannes 2017: Virtual Reality Film Carne y Arena Tells of Border Crossing Experience
    The Los Angeles Times reports on the this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where organizers for the first time included a virtual reality project in its Official Selection. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s ”Carne y Arena,” by the Oscar-winning…
  • May 24

    Consular Efficiency

    Consular Efficiency
    Guest post by Jade Stocks, rising 2L from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law The American consulate in Tijuana stands atop a hill on the outskirts of town, overlooking the rest of the city. The grounds – updated from lush...
Rank this Week: 5

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: 6

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • May 23

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State

    Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United State
    Amnesty International (May 23, 2107): Criminalizing Pregnancy: Policing Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs in the United States: Amnesty International has issued a new report that looks at the impact of pregnancy criminalization laws in the U.S.…
  • May 17

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid

    Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid
    Washington Post (May 15, 2017): Trump expansion of abortion 'gag rule' will restrict $8.8 billion in U.S. aid, by Ariana Eunjung Cha and Carol Morello: On Monday, President Trump's executive order blocking U.S. aid to groups that counsel or…
  • May 16

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day

    Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mothers's Day
    Mother Jones (May 12, 2017): Black Lives Matter is Bailing Out Women for Mother's Day, by Brandon E. Patterson: Organized around Mother's Day, National Black Mamas Bail Out Day raised nearly $500,000 to bail out over 50 women around the...
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: 8

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: 10

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

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

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Trump In Israel Calls For End To Sectarian Conflict In Middle East

    Trump In Israel Calls For End To Sectarian Conflict In Middle East
    During his trip to the Middle East, yesterday President Trump delivered an address (full text) at the Israel Museum in which he framed a call for a political settlement in religious terms.  The President said in part:Today, gathered with…
  • May 24

    Priest Sex Abuse Suit Filed Against Guam Archdiocese

    Priest Sex Abuse Suit Filed Against Guam Archdiocese
    On Monday, a 49-year old man filed suit in a Guam federal district court against the Catholic Archdiocese of Agana seeking $5 million in damages for sexual abuse he suffered in a Guam church in 1982 when he was an altar boy.  The…
  • May 24

    Church Awarded $1.35M For Loss Stemming From Overbroad Zoning Restriction

    Church Awarded $1.35M For Loss Stemming From Overbroad Zoning Restriction
    In Riverside Church v. City of  St.Michael, (D MN, May 22, 2017), a Minnesota federal district court awarded damages of $1,354,595 to a church which was prevented by city zoning ordinances from acquiring a vacant movie theater…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

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: 13

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/
  • May 24

    Games Lawyers Play

    Games Lawyers Play
    Which game show is most like being a lawyer?
  • May 24

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.24.17

    Non-Sequiturs: 05.24.17
    * Not that I have any sympathy for lawyers who agree to represent Trump, but he must be the world's worst client. [Levinson and Stefani] * Somebody sent a mailer trying to shame people into voting. The letters included the names of their…
  • May 24

    Thanks To Our Advertisers On ATL

    Thanks To Our Advertisers On ATL
    A sincere thanks to all of the great brands that support us here at Above the Law.
Rank this Week: 17

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • May 24

    Federal judge agrees to reconsider ruling blocking Trump's order to defund sanctuary citie

    Federal judge agrees to reconsider ruling blocking Trump's order to defund sanctuary citie
    A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District Court of California [official website] agreed Tuesday to reconsider his ruling [opinion, PDF] blocking President Donald Trump’s executive order that cuts funding from so-called…
  • May 24

    Texas senate revives 'bathroom bill' in late-night vote

    Texas senate revives 'bathroom bill' in late-night vote
    The Texas Senate [official website] revived a full “bathroom bill” early Wednesday morning. In 1AM vote [AP report], the Senate voted 21-10 to attach restroom regulations to an otherwise unrelated proposal concerning county…
  • May 24

    Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage

    Taiwan court rules in favor of same-sex marriage
    Taiwan’s constitutional court, the Judicial Yuan [official website], declared on Wednesday that same-sex marriages will be legally recognized. The court has given two years for the legislature to make amendments allowing same-sex…
Rank this Week: 14

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment

    CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment
    [We have the following announcement.]Call for Papers – AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Joint Program on “Reconstruction: The Second Founding”             The AALS Sections…
  • May 23

    Watson on the Duty to Account

    Watson on the Duty to Account
    In 2016, James Watson, Banco Chambers, published The Duty to Account: Development and Principles with Irwin Law. The book examines the history of the duty of a trustee to account to beneficiaries for his or her administration of a trust.…
  • May 23

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett
    Our friend David Warrington writes:An organization to which I belong, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (whose “chief business is to publish documents related to the early history of Massachusetts”) has just made freely…
Rank this Week: 16

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
  • May 23

    OPINIONS – May 23, 2017

    OPINIONS – May 23, 2017
    Richland v. DOR DA 16-0474 2017 MT 122 Civil – Injunction Cudd v. State DA 16-0506 2017 MT 121N Civil – Postconviction A. Potter v. State DA 16-0470 2017 MT 120N Civil – Postconviction
  • May 18

    CORRECTED OPINION – May 17, 2017

    CORRECTED OPINION – May 17, 2017
    State v. Eskew DA 14-0445 2017 MT 36 Criminal – Assault
  • May 17

    OPINIONS – May 16, 2017

    OPINIONS – May 16, 2017
    VanBuskirk v. Gehlen DA 16-0410 2017 MT 119N Civil – Injunction State v. J. Foster DA 16-0373 2017 MT 118 Criminal – DUI Mountain Water v. DOR DA 16-0469 2017 MT 117 Civil – Declaratory Judgment
Rank this Week: 15

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 24

    Ben-Zvi on Critical & Analytic Jurisprudence

    Ben-Zvi on Critical & Analytic Jurisprudence
    Omri Ben-Zvi (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Zombie Jurisprudence (Forthcoming in Searching for Contemporary Legal Thought, Justin Desautels-Stein & Chris Tomlins eds. (Cambridge University Press, 2017)) on…
  • May 24

    Metzler on the Use of "Suppletive" by Justice Harlan

    Metzler on the Use of "Suppletive" by Justice Harlan
    Jack Metzler has posted Did John Marshall Harlan II Misuse the Word 'Suppletive'? (20 Green Bag 2d 239) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a 1980 interview, Henry Putzel, jr., the 13th Reporter of Decisions for the Supreme Court...
  • May 24

    Himma on Practical Authority

    Himma on Practical Authority
    Kenneth Einar Himma (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Practical Authority (G. Bongioivanni, G. Postema, Antonino Rotolo, Giovanni Sartor, D. Walton (eds.), HANDBOOK OF LEGAL REASONING AND LEGAL ARGUMENTATION)…
Rank this Week: 18

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 24

    New Fiduciary Rule Guidance from US Labor Department

    New Fiduciary Rule Guidance from US Labor Department
    The U.S. Labor Department has released new fiduciary rule guidance on their website. The rules affect financial advisors, retirement plan sponsors, and individual workers and retirees. This release comes in advance of the June 9 applicability…
  • May 24

    Aging Space

    Aging Space
    Ernie MacNeill, a longtime contractor and a Certified Aging in Place Specialist (CAPS), points out problem spots as he tours Elliot Goldberg’s home. MacNeill makes note of carpet that needs to be taken up to remove it a possible tripping...
  • May 24

    Article on the Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysi

    Article on the Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysi
    Max M. Schanzenbach & Robert H. Sitkoff recently published an Article entitled, The Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysis, 14 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 129 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The…
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

Lethal Injection

Lethal Injection

Covers lethal injection in the United States.

http://lethal-injection-florida.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 21

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 24

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration

    JFK 100 Centennial Celebration
    The National Archives: “This year marks the 100th anniversary of the birth of President John F. Kennedy. In commemoration of this centennial, the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum will be hosting a series of events and…
  • May 24

    Dartmouth-led study finds heavier precipitation in northeast began in 1996

    Dartmouth-led study finds heavier precipitation in northeast began in 1996
    For those of us on the east coast experiencing a very rainy, chilly May, this new study, via EurekAlert warrants a read: “Over the past century, the Northeast has experienced an increase in the number of storms with extreme…
  • May 24

    NYT – Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy

    NYT – Lack of Workers, Not Work, Weighs on the Nation’s Economy
    labor shortages are weighing on overall economic growth, slowing the pace of expansion in northern Utah and other fast-growing regions even as unemployment remains stubbornly high in Rust Belt cities like Cleveland and in regions still…
Rank this Week: 26

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 24

    COSELL XII

    COSELL XII
    Michael Green (A&M), who obviously has nothing else on his plate, sends us this word of the next COSELL Colloquium: The 12th Annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held September 15 and 16, 2017...
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria

    Call for Papers: Disability Rights Conference in Pretoria
    The call for papers for the annual Centre for Human Rights disability rights conference to be held 7-8 November 2017 at the University of Pretoria is now out on the Centres' website. The theme for the conference this year is...
  • May 22

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License

    Mala Corbin on Clerks, Free Speech, and Marriage License
    Caroline Mala Corbin (Miami) has just posted a new essay on SSRN that hits several of the workplace social issues sweet spots connected with LGBTQ rights and claims of conscience: A Free Speech Tale of Two County Clerk Refusals,…
Rank this Week: 23

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • May 24

    Pediatrics and Pharmacology Experts Excluded

    Pediatrics and Pharmacology Experts Excluded
    Plaintiff sued defendant for failing to warn of possible effects from taking the drug Depakote.  The plaintiff hired two expert witnesses to prove their case.  These experts were excluded from testifying after a Daubert motion was…
  • May 15

    Urology Expert Witness Partially Allowed

    Urology Expert Witness Partially Allowed
    Plaintiff argues that the defendant infringed on their patent for treatment of BPH by marketing their drug Cialis.  The plaintiff hired a urology expert witness to assist with their case.  The defendant filed a motion to exclude.…
  • May 5

    Securities Expert Witness Allowed in FINRA Dispute

    Securities Expert Witness Allowed in FINRA Dispute
    Plaintiff filed a declaratory judgment with the court related to a securities dispute.  The defendant hire a securities expert to assist in their side of the case.  The plaintiff filed a motion to exclude the expert’s…
Rank this Week: 22

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 23

    May 24 roundup

    May 24 roundup
    “Court: Lawyer Who Gave Himself Award Can’t Sue People Who Reported He Did That” [Lowering the Bar] ADA reform moves closer to governor’s desk in Texas [Texans Against Lawsuit Abuse, HB 1463, Texas Restaurant…
  • May 23

    Kindred Nursing Centers: SCOTUS hasn’t soured on arbitration

    Kindred Nursing Centers: SCOTUS hasn’t soured on arbitration
    The Litigation Lobby may despise arbitration that is contractually agreed to before a dispute, editorialists may denounce it, and legal academics may deprecate it, but the U.S. Supreme Court shows no signs of cooperating in plans to snuff it…
  • May 23

    Drop that iced tea and back away

    Drop that iced tea and back away
    According to coverage at places like NPR and CNN, an innovative campaign in Howard County, Maryland “provides a road map for other communities to reduce consumption of sugary drinks.” Not so fast, I argue in my new Washington…
Rank this Week: 24

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: 25

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Santander Holdings USA, Inc. v. United States 16-1130 Issue: Whether foreign tax payments should be treated as “expenses” and thereby factored into a court’s pre-tax profitability…
  • May 24

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 25

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 25
    In its conference of May 25, 2017, the court will consider petitions involving issues such as whether a state violates the 14th Amendment by denying married same-sex couples the same right afforded to married opposite-sex couples under state…
  • May 24

    Wisconsin seeks stay as back-up plan in partisan gerrymandering case

    Wisconsin seeks stay as back-up plan in partisan gerrymandering case
    In March, the state of Wisconsin asked the Supreme Court to review a decision by a three-judge court striking down the redistricting map that the Republican-controlled legislature created after the 2010 census. The three-judge court concluded…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 33

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 24

    Knoll Critiques Kleinbard's Influential Article Claiming That Competitiveness Has Nothing To Do With Inversion

    Knoll Critiques Kleinbard's Influential Article Claiming That Competitiveness Has Nothing To Do With Inversion
    Michael Knoll (Pennsylvania), Taxation, Competitiveness, and Inversions: A Response to Kleinbard, 155 Tax Notes 619 (May 1, 2017): In a 2014 article [Competitiveness’ Has Nothing to Do With It, 144 Tax Notes 1055 (Sept. 1, 2014)], Professor…
  • May 24

    Henderson:Overcapacity In Legal Education

    Henderson:Overcapacity In Legal Education
    Bill Henderson (Indiana), A Measure of Overcapacity in Legal Education: Between 1971 and 2010, the average entering 1L class at an ABA-accredited law school was 246 students with a very narrow band of fluctuation. The high-water mark was 262…
  • May 24

    Dodge:The Personal Realization Income Tax

    Dodge:The Personal Realization Income Tax
    Joseph M. Dodge (Florida State), The Fair Tax: The Personal Realization Income Tax, 19 Fla. Tax Rev. 522 (2016): This article argues that the properly conceived fairness norm for taxation leads to a personal realization income tax. Fairness…
Rank this Week: 27

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • May 24

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away
    The foothills around Boise are teeming with newly built mansions, and there seems to be an insatiable market for them. The problem is: while Boise has a foothills planning ordinance, it is riddled with loopholes and the city has been...
  • May 23

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie
    Earlier this month, OECD published The Governance of Land Use: Policy Analysis and Recommendations, which can be viewed freely on its website (and embedded below) or purchased here. The document is a remarkable synthesis of international land…
  • May 22

    Somin et al.: Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective

    Somin et al.: Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective
    Ilya Somin, Iljoong Kim, and Hojun Lee have published Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective, Here is the abstract: The taking of private property for development projects has caused controversy in many nations, where it has often been…
Rank this Week: 31

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • May 22

    The Legend of Honest Charlie

    The Legend of Honest Charlie
    Courtesy of Judge Charles Ramos of the New York Supreme Court’s commercial division comes the legend of “Honest Charlie.” Who was Honest Charlie? According to a tale told in open court, Charlie was a flimflam man and…
  • May 18

    Jury Awards Starbucks Customer $100,000 Over Hot Coffee Spill

    Jury Awards Starbucks Customer $100,000 Over Hot Coffee Spill
    For Starbucks, it was an expensive cup of coffee — $100,000 to be exact. In 2014, Florida resident Joanne Mogavero drove to a Starbucks shop in Jacksonville for a cup of coffee. She sued Starbucks after the beverage she bought…
  • May 18

    Justice Alito: ‘My Faith Gives Me an Answer’

    Justice Alito: ‘My Faith Gives Me an Answer’
    Addressing future Catholic priests, Justice Samuel Alito on Wednesday talked about his faith and warned of a growing threat to religious freedom in the country. The justice’s remarks came during his visit to Saint Charles Borromeo…
Rank this Week: 32

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the…

Ms. JD - Changing the Face of the Legal Profession

A forum for dialogue and networking among women lawyers and aspiring lawyers.

http://ms-jd.org/blog/
  • May 18

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: A How to Guide for Summer Associate Success with Grover Cleveland

    Ms. JD Chats Recap: A How to Guide for Summer Associate Success with Grover Cleveland
    Ms. JD Chats: Secrets for Baby Sharks - A How to Guide for Summer Associate Success with Grover Cleveland On Thursday, May 18th Ms. JD chatted with Grover E. Cleveland, as he shared the secrets to succeeding as a…
  • May 15

    SAVE THE DATE! Join Ms. JD on June 11th for a Kendra Gives Back Party!

    SAVE THE DATE! Join Ms. JD on June 11th for a Kendra Gives Back Party!
    We're excited to announce that Ms. JD has partnered with Kendra Scott to host several Kendra Gives Back Parties on Sunday, June 11th! Enjoy sips and sweets while you shop for a cause. 20% of all proceeds will go to Ms. JD! Find a…
  • May 13

    How I Had a (Relatively) Stress-Free Summer Studying for the Bar

    How I Had a (Relatively) Stress-Free Summer Studying for the Bar
    Now that I am a senior associate in a private law firm, the summer I spent studying for the bar exam feels like a lifetime ago. But when I recently looked back on those days of Barbri lectures, flashcards, and practice essays while chatting…
Rank this Week: 30

PunditMom

PunditMom

Covers law, adoption, culture & lifestyle, and politics.

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

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: 29

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 43

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 24

    Garrett et al. on CEO's and Corporate Prosecution

    Garrett et al. on CEO's and Corporate Prosecution
    Brandon L. Garrett, Nan Li and Shivaram Rajgopal (University of Virginia School of Law, Columbia University - Columbia Business School and Columbia Business School) have posted Do Heads Roll? An Empirical Analysis of CEO Turnover and Pay When…
  • May 24

    Stern on Burke's "The Ex"

    Stern on Burke's "The Ex"
    Simon Stern (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted Narratives of Criminal Procedure from Doyle to Chandler to Burke (New England Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 2, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite the considerable body...
  • May 24

    Godsoe on Vagueness and Teen Sex Statute

    Godsoe on Vagueness and Teen Sex Statute
    Cynthia Godsoe (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Recasting Vagueness: The Case of Teen Sex Statutes (Washington and Lee Law Review, Vol. 74, pg. 173, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When two minors below the age of consent have...
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • May 24

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain
    You might be tempted to dismiss NY: Police are blackmailing motorists into installing cellphone monitoring devices as an aberrant act by local cops were it not sponsored by an international firm that supplies the monitoring technology. As far…
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
  • May 22

    Pity the Fiction Writer

    Pity the Fiction Writer
    You cannot make this stuff up. This is not a photoshop, but a genuine pix released by the Saudi Press Agency, memorizing the moment when Donald Trump joined Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz at ……
Rank this Week: 39

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 24

    Table of Concordance for Ontario Child and Family Services Act and Bill 89

    Table of Concordance for Ontario Child and Family Services Act and Bill 89
    Prepared by Windsor Law Student Lois Boateng, this Table of Concordance sets out a side-by-side comparative view of Part III (Child Protection) of the Child and Family Services Act, RSO 1990, c C 11, and Part V (Child Protection) of Bill…
  • May 24

    The Case for Redesigning Caselaw

    The Case for Redesigning Caselaw
    To a jurist or a legal draftsperson, caselaw probably looks like a reliable, elegant way to record what legislation really means, in context. To a programmer, it looks like a collection of bugs, for a program that was badly written in the…
  • May 24

    Beware the Binders Full of Women (Judges)!

    Beware the Binders Full of Women (Judges)!
    There has been no shortage of press on the conduct and competence of Canadian judges lately. Headlines abound about “Alberta judge who asked sex assault complainant about keeping her knees closed”, the “Hamilton judge who…
Rank this Week: 42

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
  • May 24

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media
    If you watch music videos or wild-animal adventures on YouTube, you may come upon a public-service announcement by, yes, Professor Richard Epstein. Well, sort of — he’s the brain power behind an animated and podcast series on…
  • May 20

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty
    I like the following quote from Justice Washington in McFadden v. The Exchange, which was a circuit opinion addressing whether the admiralty jurisdiction could hear a claim that an American vessel was illegally seized by France. It…
  • May 19

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine
    Everyone knows that Erie R.R. Co. v. Tompkins overruled Justice Story’s 1842 opinion in Swift v. Tyson and held that federal courts hearing cases in diversity jurisdiction should use the applicable substantive state law…
Rank this Week: 46

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: 35

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: 41

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 23

    Doctrine trumps party loyalty (sort of) in two race districting decision

    Doctrine trumps party loyalty (sort of) in two race districting decision
    SCOTUS decided two important cases dealing with race-based districting this week. As I have noted in an earlier post, this area of doctrine has evolved in a suspiciously partisan way. So the question naturally arises: Was this week's pair of…
  • May 23

    Another unwarranted universal/nationwide injunction

    Another unwarranted universal/nationwide injunction
    Last week, Judge Jones of the Western District of Washington issued a nationwide TRO against enforcement of a federal regulation barring attorneys from providing limited limited legal services for otherwise-pro bono litigants in immigration…
  • May 23

    An Updated Fiduciary Forecast

    An Updated Fiduciary Forecast
    As the clock ticks down, the fiduciary rule seems increasingly likely to go into effect. This morning, Secretary Acosta dropped a surprising op-ed in the Wall Street Journal announcing that he would not delay the fiduciary rule's…
Rank this Week: 45

Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • May 23

    Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., Docket 15-866

    Star Athletica, L.L.C. v. Varsity Brands, Inc., Docket 15-866
    Interpretation: Congressional inaction:“Congressional inaction lacks persuasive signifi­cance” in most circumstances. Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation v. LTV Corp., 496 U. S. 633, 650 (1990).(U.S.S.C., March 22, 2017, Star…
  • May 22

    Manuel v. Joliet, Docket 14-9496

    Manuel v. Joliet, Docket 14-9496
    §1983: Torts: Common law: Claim accrual: Fourth Amendment: Search and seizures: Malicious prosecution: 42 U. S. C. §1983 suit challenging post-legal-process pretrial detention (Fourth Amendment claim for unlawful pretrial…
  • May 18

    SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, Docket 15-927

    SCA Hygiene Products Aktiebolag v. First Quality Baby Products, LLC, Docket 15-927
    Laches: Patent: Equity: Claim accrual: Cause of action: Statute of limitations: Estoppel: Discovery rule:The issue: the relationship between the equitable defense of laches and claims for damages that are brought within the time allowed by a…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • May 23

    Man Killed in Long Beach DUI Crash

    Man Killed in Long Beach DUI Crash
    A 31-year-old Seal Beach resident was killed in a Long Beach car accident, which officials say, involved a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the victim was a passenger in a 2000 Toyota Avalon…
  • May 8

    Six Injured in South Los Angeles Car Accident

    Six Injured in South Los Angeles Car Accident
    Six people were injured, one seriously, in South Los Angles car accident early morning on May 4, 2017. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred in the 1800 block of East Vernon Avenue. Police said the collision possibly occurred…
  • May 8

    Teen Bicyclist Killed in Redondo Beach Bus Accident

    Teen Bicyclist Killed in Redondo Beach Bus Accident
    Ciara Smith, 13, of Redondo Beach was killed in a bicycle accident after the bike she was riding was struck by a bus on a busy roadway. According to a City News Service report, the incident occurred the evening of May 5, 2017 at the northwest…
Rank this Week: 40

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
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
  • Mar 28

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?
    One of the major concerns people have when they consider filing for bankruptcy is the damage it will do to their credit. Understandably, they worry that their credit score will plummet and that it will be difficult to restore once…
Rank this Week: 37