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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/
  • Feb 26

    Oscars Time

    Oscars Time
    The Oscars have begun. Here's a thread to discuss them. ACLU ribbons were a big hit -- many of the stars wore them. Some red carpet photos that don't take too long to load. The OJ show won an Oscar (since when do Oscars give…
  • Feb 24

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    RIP Alan Colmes, who has died after a short illness. He really was a gentleman, who never needed to shout to get his views across. It was always a pleasure to appear on Hannity & Colmes back in the days when Fox at least wanted to appear…
  • Feb 22

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order

    Trump Issues Two Immigration Implementation Order
    Trump remains intent on pushing everyone's buttons and causing rampant fear in our communities. Yesterday he issued two new implementation orders on immigration to effectuate his prior executive orders, which are already under attack in…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016

    CoreLogic Reports Increase in Fraud during 2016
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. CoreLogic reported that the National Mortgage Application Fraud Risk Index increased to 122 in the fourth quarter of 2016.  The trend shows increasing risk for the year overall from an index value of 115 in the…
  • Feb 21

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust

    Another Debt Elimination Scheme Bites the Dust
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Urmila Sri Thakur, also known as Urmila Buddhu-Thakur and Indro Buddhu-Thakur, 72, Wethersfield, Connecticut was charged in a nine-count grand jury indictment with conspiracy, mail fraud and money laundering offenses…
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
Rank this Week: 3

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: 4

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/
  • Feb 25

    LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?

    LOOKING FOR A SUMMER JOB?
    Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) Non-Profits The New York City Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) provides over 6,500 employers with interns and entry-level employees. Youth work up to 25 hours per week for six weeks with the…
  • Feb 25

    FIGHTING FOR HEALTHCARE

    FIGHTING FOR HEALTHCARE
    Fighting for your Health: Protecting & Expanding Healthcare Access & Reproductive Freedom In The Era Of Trump Assembly Member Dick Gottfried and I will be hosting a town hall on access to healthcare in the Trump era.…
  • Feb 24

    AGRA STREET SCENES, V

    AGRA STREET SCENES, V
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Feb 26

    The First Judge Many Of You Ever Knew Has Died

    The First Judge Many Of You Ever Knew Has Died
    Judge Wapner, star of The People's Court, has died at 97.
  • Feb 24

    Regulation Harms Business, Except When It Doesn’t

    Regulation Harms Business, Except When It Doesn’t
    In February 2017, President Trump approved action taken by congressional Republicans to repeal regulation affecting energy companies that conduct business in the United States.
  • Feb 24

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17

    Non-Sequiturs: 02.24.17
    * Big scoop: here's what Merrick Garland is really up to. [Clickhole] * “I love the First Amendment. Nobody loves it better than me." ...and other lies the president told me. [Huffington Post] * Hey! Remember law school? Remember…
Rank this Week: 6

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

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Feb 25

    [Randy Barnett] Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism”

    [Randy Barnett] Out of touch law professor criticizes Judge Gorsuch and “originalism”
    The Brookings Institution has published a shockingly ignorant critique of Supreme Court nomineee Neil Gorsuch’s commitment to originalism, entitled Is Neil Gorsuch an “Originalist”? Impossible. I use the term…
  • Feb 25

    [Randy Barnett] Our letter to the Association of American Law School

    [Randy Barnett] Our letter to the Association of American Law School
    Recently, the former-Provost of Stanford University, John Etchemendy, gave a speech entitled The Threat From Within in which he observed: Over the years, I have watched a growing intolerance at universities in this country – not…
  • Feb 24

    [David Post] You don’t miss your water till the well runs dry

    [David Post] You don’t miss your water till the well runs dry
    I don’t know whether the angry demonstrators at various Republican “town hall” meetings recently are paid left-wing provocateurs — though I seriously doubt that they are — but there does seem to be growing…
Rank this Week: 9

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Feb 26

    "When Politics Becomes Existential"

    "When Politics Becomes Existential"
    "When Politics Becomes Existential": Today at the "Election Law Blog," Richard Pildes has a post that begins, "Judge Laurence H. Silberman has been a respected conservative judge for more than 30 years on the D.C. Circuit and has extensive…
  • Feb 26

    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump"

    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump"
    "Sanity from the Courts on Gun Control in a Time of Trump": Adam Gopnik has this post online at The New Yorker.
  • Feb 26

    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?"

    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?"
    "Gorsuch Staunchly Opposes 'Aid in Dying.' Does It Matter?" Paula Span has this post at "The New Old Age" blog of The New York Times.
Rank this Week: 10

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Feb 26

    Annual Health Law Conference: Emerging Infectious Diseases– Boston, MA

    Annual Health Law Conference: Emerging Infectious Diseases– Boston, MA
    Northeastern University School of Law‘s Center for Health Policy and Law presents a conference entitled, “Between Complacency and Panic: Legal, Ethical & Policy Responses to Emerging Infectious Diseases” on Apr....
  • Feb 26

    The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds– Winston-Salem, NC

    The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds– Winston-Salem, NC
    The Wake Forest Law Review presents a symposium entitled, “The Future of Sovereign Wealth Funds” at Wake Forest University School of Law on Mar. 24, 2017. Sovereign wealth funds (SWFs)...
  • Feb 26

    Law & Religion Meets Law & Economics– Villanova, PA

    Law & Religion Meets Law & Economics– Villanova, PA
    Villanova’s Charles Widger School of Law presents a symposium entitled “Law & Religion Meets Law & Economics” on March 17, 2017. Scholars of law, religion and economics often see themselves...
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 26

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the February 24 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. There is a possibility of opinions on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m. each day. The…
  • Feb 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Taylor v. Extendicare Health Facilities, Inc. 16-825 Issues: (1) Whether the Federal Arbitration Act or the “federal policy favoring arbitration” requires courts to discriminate in favor of…
  • Feb 24

    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: Hernández v. Mesa McLane Company v. EEOC Kindred Nursing Centers v. Clark The post This…
Rank this Week: 12

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

South Carolina Nursing Home Blog

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

http://www.scnursinghomelaw.com/
  • Jan 30

    Low wages, high turnover, and burn-out

    Low wages, high turnover, and burn-out
    The State newspaper reported the ongoing struggle for low paid health care givers in South Carolina.  Low wages, high turnover and burn-out makes life difficult for both caregiver and patient. The turnover rate among nursing staff at the…
  • Jan 29

    Fraud and Forgery

    Fraud and Forgery
    The Columbus Dispatch reported that Autumn Health Care of Zanesville, a nursing home operator, has been ordered to repay tens of thousands of fraudulently obtained Medicare and Medicaid dollars, after an investigation by the Ohio…
  • Jan 28

    Caregiver Arrested

    Caregiver Arrested
    Twin Cities reported the arrest of David Erwin DeLong, nursing home employee, for felony criminal sexual conduct after he was accused of sexually assaulting a 78-year-old resident with advanced Alzheimer’s disease at Heritage House in…
Rank this Week: 13

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 14

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: 15

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 26

    Curating Research Data: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository

    Curating Research Data: Practical Strategies for Your Digital Repository
    ALA [Note the links in this posting are to PDF versions of two books] – “Data are becoming the proverbial coin of the digital realm: a research commodity that might purchase reputation credit in a disciplinary culture of data…
  • Feb 26

    Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data

    Many ‘password challenged’ internet users don’t take steps that could protect their data
    “In today’s digitally connected world, where accessing medical records, ordering groceries and paying taxes can all be done online, many internet users find it daunting to keep up with all the various passwords associated with…
  • Feb 26

    40 Largest U.S. Cities Get a Health Rating

    40 Largest U.S. Cities Get a Health Rating
    “Healthy city living is about more than eliminating food deserts and boosting access to healthcare. It also means the ability to safely ride your bike down the street, breathe clean air and not have to choose between paying the rent or…
Rank this Week: 17

Massachusetts Criminal Defense…

Massachusetts Criminal Defense Attorney Blog

Covers drug crimes, DUI, sex crimes, theft and violent crimes. By Stephen Neyman, P.C.

http://www.massachusettscriminaldefenseattorneyblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction

    Fingerprint Evidence Alone Not Necessarily Enough For a Criminal Conviction
    Fingerprint Evidence It is common for client’s to ask me about fingerprint evidence. I am often asked the following questions: Will the prosecution test evidence for fingerprints? What if my prints are on the item? Should we get out own…
  • Jan 31

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC

    Remedy for Tainted Massachusetts Drug Lab Cases (Dookhan) Fashioned By SJC
    Massachusetts Drub Lab Scandal The floodgates are now open to around 20,000 (twenty thousand) defendants whose convictions may have been tainted by Annie Dookhan’s corrupt, callous and criminal misconduct. On January 18, 2017 the…
  • Jan 17

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction

    The Element of Shock or Alarm For Open and Gross Lewdness Conviction
    Open and Gross Lewdness Open and gross lewdness and lascivious behavior in Massachusetts is a crime under G.L. c. 272 Section 16. To convict someone of this crime the prosecuting attorney must prove the element of shock or alarm. This…
Rank this Week: 16

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 26

    A Taxing Oscars:$100,000 Swag Bags (66% Decrease From Last Year)

    A Taxing Oscars:$100,000 Swag Bags (66% Decrease From Last Year)
    Forbes, $100K 'Gifts' Plus Pay To Wear Oscar Attire — Two Reasons IRS Watches Academy Awards Forbes, The $100,000 Oscars Gift Bags Tone Down The Extravagance This Year Investor's Business Daily, Academy Awards 'Swag Bags': Tax Tips For…
  • Feb 26

    Buchanan:Section 6103(f)(5) Does Not Permit An IRS Whistleblower To Release Trump's Tax Return

    Buchanan:Section 6103(f)(5) Does Not Permit An IRS Whistleblower To Release Trump's Tax Return
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Newsweek: Why Trump's Tax Returns Are Going to Stay Secret, by Neil Buchanan (George Washington): One interesting question that has arisen is whether another provision in [section 6103(f)] of…
  • Feb 26

    How Not To Address Liberal Bias In Academia

    How Not To Address Liberal Bias In Academia
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Bloomberg View: How Not to Address Liberal Bias in Academia, by Megan McArdle: Politically, academia is about as unbalanced as Norman Bates. Attempts to justify it contain eerie echoes of a…
Rank this Week: 18

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: 19

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/
  • Feb 26

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Baseline

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Baseline
    Introduction Most undergraduates are likely to become acquainted with John Stuart Mill's famous harm principle at some point. Here is how he stated the principle in On Liberty: The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple…
  • Feb 25

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Unwarranted" by Friedman

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Unwarranted" by Friedman
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Unwarranted: Policing Without Permission by Barry Friedman. Here is a description: In June 2013, documents leaked by Edward Snowden sparked widespread debate about secret government surveillance of…
  • Feb 25

    Download of the Week: "Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act" by Pozen

    Download of the Week: "Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act" by Pozen
    The Download of the Week is Freedom of Information Beyond the Freedom of Information Act by David Pozen. Here is the abstract: The U.S. Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) allows any person to request any agency record for any reason....
Rank this Week: 20

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Feb 20

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, awarding a Plaintiff double costs after obtaining judgement nearly doubling her pre trial formal settlement offer. In the recent case (Risling v.…
  • Feb 16

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary loss at $110,000 for chronic vertigo symptoms. In today’s case (Wright v. Mistry) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2006…
  • Feb 14

    Lack of Timely Notice Derails ICBC Unidentified Motorist Lawsuit

    Lack of Timely Notice Derails ICBC Unidentified Motorist Lawsuit
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, dismissing a wrongful death allegation seeking damages from ICBC on behalf of an unidentified motorist. In today’s case (Parmar Estate v. British…
Rank this Week: 22

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: 21

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 26

    Thomas Perez, moderate?

    Thomas Perez, moderate?
    The Democratic Party has selected as its DNC chair Thomas Perez, widely described as the Establishment choice. Perez didn’t give off much of an impression of moderation in the Obama cabinet, however, where he was a leading symbol of…
  • Feb 25

    Sixth Circuit: IRS, unlike Caligula, cannot punish under unproclaimed law

    Sixth Circuit: IRS, unlike Caligula, cannot punish under unproclaimed law
    Judge Jeffrey Sutton, writing for a Sixth Circuit panel, reverses a Tax Court ruling in an opinion beginning thus: Caligula posted the tax laws in such fine print and so high that his subjects could not read them. Suetonius, The Twelve…
  • Feb 25

    “How a supplement maker tried to silence a Harvard doctor”

    “How a supplement maker tried to silence a Harvard doctor”
    “A Harvard researcher dared to call out potentially dangerous dietary supplements. Then he got taken to court.” [StatNews on suit against Pieter Cohen, which resulted in a defense verdict] Tags: libel slander and defamation,…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Feb 24

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999

    Abandoned homes in Kansas City to go on sale for $999
    2-24-17 Missouri: KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A program in Kansas City, Missouri, that sold off dozens of eyesore houses for just a dollar last year hopes buyers are willing to pay a bit more for another batch of fixer-uppers. The Land Bank…
  • Feb 24

    Revenge Porn Could Land Teens on Sex Offender Registry

    Revenge Porn Could Land Teens on Sex Offender Registry
    2-24-17 North Carolina: GREENSBORO, NC – Ask a room full of people about revenge porn and they may have an inkling of what the law says. Ask a room full of teenagers and they may not know anything about it. WHAT IS REVENGE PORN? In…
  • Feb 24

    Trial date set for Walker man, fiancee in 2015 killing of her convicted molester

    Trial date set for Walker man, fiancee in 2015 killing of her convicted molester
    See original story of murder2-24-17 Louisiana: A Baton Rouge state judge set a July 24 trial date Friday for a Walker man and his 19-year-old fiancee in the fatal 2015 stabbing and strangling of her convicted molester. Jace Crehan, 23, and…
Rank this Week: 25

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/
  • Feb 24

    Is it really all about content?

    Is it really all about content?
    With all the marketing discussion about content, content marketing, getting people to see your content and measuring the ROI on your content, you’d think legal marketing on the Internet revolved around content. It doesn’t. The…
  • Feb 23

    Social media for lawyers is about giving, not distribution and attention

    Social media for lawyers is about giving, not distribution and attention
    The more I use social media, the more convinced I am that social media is not about distribution of your content nor garnering traffic to your website or blog. Especially when it comes to a lawyer’s or law firm’s best …
  • Feb 19

    Snapchat for lawyers — is it really happening?

    Snapchat for lawyers — is it really happening?
    Law firms using Snapchat for publishing commentary and engaging their audience. Sounds a little crazy, but so did law firms using Twitter for sharing news in 140 characters just five years ago. Snapchat, an image messaging and multimedia…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Feb 24

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week
    That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away. That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest … Continue…
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Feb 16

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman

    Three Concerns the Senate Committee Should Raise with David Friedman
    Ambassadors are on the front lines of diplomacy, where they can head off conflict or be the cause of the next war.  They must not have any conflicts-of-interest or appearance of conflict and definitely not be involved in unlawful…
  • Jan 27

    Ethiopia: Zone 9

    Ethiopia: Zone 9
    At the end of 2016 Amnesty International published a report titled Ethiopia Offline: Evidence of Social Media Blocking and Internet Censorship in Ethiopia. This report documented how social media and networks in Addis Ababa and the Oromia…
  • Jan 26

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.

    Trump’s Global Gag Rule a blow for women’s rights and lives.
    A mere two days after millions of people marched around the word with and in solidarity with the Women’s March on Washington, President Donald J. Trump announced the “Global Gag Rule,” a major blow to women’s rights…
Rank this Week: 24

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 28

The Marketing Attorney Blog

The Marketing Attorney Blog

Law Firm Business Development Advice and Discussion. By Micah Buchdahl.

http://www.marketingattorney.com/
Rank this Week: 30

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: 29

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 26

    EPA Chief promises aggressive rollback of Obama regulation

    EPA Chief promises aggressive rollback of Obama regulation
    On Saturday the newly confirmed head of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) [official website] Scott Pruitt [EPA bio] announced that they would be rolling back some Obama era regulations as soon as next week. When speaking at the…
  • Feb 26

    Montana legislature introduces bill to charge doctors assisting in suicide

    Montana legislature introduces bill to charge doctors assisting in suicide
    On Thursday the Montana House of Representatives [gov website] introduced HB 536 [text, PDF] which would allow homicide charges to be brought against doctors engaged in physician-assisted suicide. This legislation would run against the…
  • Feb 26

    Rights organization announces boycut of North Carolina over discriminatory legislation

    Rights organization announces boycut of North Carolina over discriminatory legislation
    The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) [website] passed a resolution [resolution, PDF] on Friday announcing a national boycott of North Carolina. The NAACP asked other organizations, artists, religious groups,…
Rank this Week: 31

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
  • Feb 26

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order
    You can find the link for Oxford University Press here. It’s coming out in December–just in time for that Christmas gift for the tough-to-please!
  • Feb 22

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme
    I just finished Brad Snyder’s fascinating new book on “The House of Truth.” The book is about the men who lived or visited this house near Dupont Circle in Washington DC during the 1910s, most notably Justice Oliver Wendell…
  • Feb 21

    Some History on Trade and Tariff

    Some History on Trade and Tariff
    I tend to think that when someone says “This is how it should be” or “As it was, so it shall be” there’s a good chance that the claims are incorrect. Marc Levinson’s book, An Extraordinary Time, hits an…
Rank this Week: 33

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 35

Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

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

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Feb 25

    Fire on the Costa Magica?

    Fire on the Costa Magica?
    Today we received a message from a passenger is sailing on the Costa Magica with family. The passenger indicated that a fire broke out on the Costa cruise ship yesterday, February 24th, while the cruise ship was heading…
  • Feb 25

    Finally! Royal Caribbean Hires Lifeguard

    Finally! Royal Caribbean Hires Lifeguard
    Two months ago, I wrote that Royal Caribbean Cruises was advertising that it was going to hire lifeguards on its cruise ships. In our December 22, 2016 article titled Royal Caribbean Cruises to Hire Lifeguards, I noted that Royal…
  • Feb 17

    Overboard Passenger from Sun Princess Rescued

    Overboard Passenger from Sun Princess Rescued
    A passenger who went overboard into the Pacific Ocean from the Sun Princess cruise ship as it sailed between Brisbane and New Caledonia was rescued today.  Shortly after 4 P.M. local time today, the "man overboard" announcement came…
Rank this Week: 36

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Illinois Nursing Home Abuse Blog

Covers Illinois nursing homes and information for nursing home residents, family members, ombudsmen, resident advocates, elder law attorneys and nursing home staff. By Levin & Perconti.

http://blog.levinperconti.com/
  • Feb 24

    Yeadon, PA ManorCare Sued for Death of a Resident After Falling

    Yeadon, PA ManorCare Sued for Death of a Resident After Falling
    The family of a woman with a history of falling and rheumatoid arthritis is suing ManorCare Health Services at Mercy Fitzgerald of Yeadon after the victim died following a fall at their facility. The woman, Nellie Louise Howard, had fallen…
  • Feb 24

    Signs & Symptoms of Sexual Abuse in Nursing Home Resident

    Signs & Symptoms of Sexual Abuse in Nursing Home Resident
    On Wednesday, we posted the findings from CNN’s Investigative Report Sick, Dying and Raped in America’s Nursing Homes. The stories and facts discussed in the report are tragic and the reality that these violations are…
  • Feb 24

    Nursing Home Acquisitions Aren’t Always Good New

    Nursing Home Acquisitions Aren’t Always Good New
    Last month, we posted on lawsuits brought forth by the Attorney General of Pennsylvania against nursing homes in the state. Facilities owned by Reliant Senior Care were named in the lawsuit and were sued for $2 million, the largest…
Rank this Week: 32

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 34

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

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

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Feb 26

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 344 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 117 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Packingham v. North Carolina: Whether, under the court’s First Amendment precedents, a law that makes it a felony for any person on the state's registry of former sex…
  • Feb 25

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 463 Judge Gorsuch and Johnson Resentencing (This is Not a Joke) Leah M. Litman University of California, Irvine School of Law Date posted to database: 24 Jan 2017 2...
Rank this Week: 42

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Cullen, Harrington, & Renshaw: Experts, Networks and International Law

    Cullen, Harrington, & Renshaw: Experts, Networks and International Law
    Holly Cullen (Univ. of Western Australia - Law), Joanna Harrington (Univ. of Alberta - Law), Catherine Renshaw (Australian Catholic Univ. - Law) have published Experts, Networks and International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Contents…
  • Feb 26

    New Issue: La Comunità Internazionale

    New Issue: La Comunità Internazionale
    The latest issue of La Comunità Internazionale (Vol. 71, no. 3, 2016) is out. Contents include:Focus: La Crisi UcrainaVittorio Rocco di Torrepadula, La crisi ucraina: la ricerca di una soluzione sostenibileGianfranco Tamburelli, The…
  • Feb 25

    Yasuaki: International Law in a Transcivilizational World

    Yasuaki: International Law in a Transcivilizational World
    Onuma Yasuaki (Univ. of Tokyo - Law) has published International Law in a Transcivilizational World (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract:With the resurgence of Asian nations such as China, current West-centric international law…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 41

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 39

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 40

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 26

    Americans should prepare to spend more time traveling abroad (assuming they will be allowed in)

    Americans should prepare to spend more time traveling abroad (assuming they will be allowed in)
    A story in the Washington Post details the idiotic behavior of the United States in nearly preventing a distinguished French historian of the Holocaust (who apparently is originally Egyptian) from entering the United States at the Houston…
  • Feb 23

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II
    Four days ago, I posted in this space some reflections about a very good conference I’d just attended at the University of San Diego Law School’s Center for the Study of Originalism.  The core of my reflection concerned a…
  • Feb 23

    The Anti Head of State

    The Anti Head of State
    One fascinating aspect of the Trump Administration is that the President is functioning as the antithesis of a traditional head of state.  Think about a country where the head of state and head of government roles are divided (for…
Rank this Week: 44

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 26

    Immigrant of the Day: U.S. Congress Member Adriano Espaillat (Dominican Republic)

    Immigrant of the Day: U.S. Congress Member Adriano Espaillat (Dominican Republic)
    Freshman Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY) was the first formerly undocumented immigrant to be elected to Congress. He has expressed disappointment that the country he once saw as “a country of aspirations” has turned into “a country of…
  • Feb 26

    Who Won't Be at the Academy Awards?

    Who Won't Be at the Academy Awards?
    As previously reported on ImmigrationProf, two refugee documentaries have been nominated for Academy Awards. The Conversation reveals a prominent foreign absentee from this year’s Oscars ceremonies. Iranian filmmaker Asghar Farhadi’s…
  • Feb 26

    Fore!!!!! Why President Trump's immigration policy could affect golf's workforce more than you think

    Fore!!!!! Why President Trump's immigration policy could affect golf's workforce more than you think
    We know that President Trump likes golf and has built a golf course or two. Perhaps the argument that might sway him on immigration is that the administration's heightened enforcement will adversely impact golf course maintenance workers.…
Rank this Week: 43

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
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