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Library Stuff

Library Stuff

Dedicated to resources for keeping current and professional development. From Information Today, Inc.

http://www.librarystuff.net
  • Oct 19

    War of words: Book purge called necessary, but pains Chattanooga Public Library supporter

    War of words: Book purge called necessary, but pains Chattanooga Public Library supporter
    Chattanooga’s Public Library is shedding books by the thousands. Over the past two years, Library Director Corinne Hill has reduced the library’s collection by nearly half. She says it’s part of a national trend —…
  • Oct 18

    Mayor’s Office proposes letting police check out library patron information

    Mayor’s Office proposes letting police check out library patron information
    “The Omaha Mayor’s Office would like law enforcement officials to be able to access personal information from Omahans’ library cards in emergencies, setting off a debate over patrons’ privacy. Mayor Jean…
  • Oct 18

    Sensing subversion, China throws the book at kids’ librarie

    Sensing subversion, China throws the book at kids’ librarie
    “When she got off school last Thursday, Huang Qiufeng, the high spirited 12-year old daughter of migrant workers, dropped by the local library in this scruffy village on the outskirts of Beijing, as she does from time to time. She found…
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Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 68

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 257

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations ..........

    About Those Obamacare Subsidy Calculations ..........
    If you are among the millions waiting on 2015 plans and wondering about your premium subsidy, worry no more. The folks at About have broken down the process into these simple steps.The premium assistance tax credit is lower of…
  • Oct 19

    Double Whammy, ObamaTax-style

    Double Whammy, ObamaTax-style
    First the bad news:"ObamaCare shoppers in search of the lowest-cost plan may come down with a mild case of rate shock when 2015 exchange enrollment begins next month ... the cost of the cheapest bronze plan will jump an average of…
  • Oct 18

    Cancer Walk Thank You

    Cancer Walk Thank You
    So, the Making Strides Against Cancer walk took place this morning, and I'm happy to report that we all made it through the grueling 3.1 mile course. Thankfully, the rain held off until we'd finished (Yay!); some 10,000 people took part in…
Rank this Week: 20

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Sunday in Madison.

    Sunday in Madison.
    Out by the lake:In the neighborhood:Home:
  • Oct 19

    Help me make a list of people who have been imitated by a President of the United States.

    Help me make a list of people who have been imitated by a President of the United States.
    The previous post has video of Harry Truman doing an imitation of the radio commentator H.V. Kaltenborn. And I can remember Barack Obama imitating Al Green. Or maybe that shouldn't count. He was just doing his best at singing "Let's Stay…
  • Oct 19

    A witty allusion to H.V. Kaltenborn.

    A witty allusion to H.V. Kaltenborn.
    For reasons that need not be explained here, today's post titled "Out-olding the nouveau old" eventually gets around to the topic of what Holden Caulfield ate in "Catcher in Rye," and I quote him saying:When I’m out somewhere, I…
Rank this Week: 39

Delaware Corporate and Commercial…

Delaware Corporate and Commercial Litigation Blog

Offers Delaware Chancery Court and Supreme Court updates. By Francis G.X. Pileggi.

http://www.delawarelitigation.com/
  • Oct 19

    Contract-Based Award of Attorneys’ Fee

    Contract-Based Award of Attorneys’ Fee
     ReCor Medical, Inc. v. Warnking, C.A. No. 7387-VCN (Del. Ch. May 14, 2014). This letter opinion provides a helpful analysis of how the Court of Chancery awards attorneys’ fees based on a contract that provides for fees to be…
  • Oct 19

    Expedited Trial in Section 225 Case Upheld

    Expedited Trial in Section 225 Case Upheld
     Salvatore v. Visenergy, Inc., C.A. No. 10108-CB (Del. Ch. Oct. 6, 2014). This short letter ruling is noteworthy in passing as a reminder that in Section 225 cases, a trial date will often be scheduled within 60 days of filing ……
  • Oct 13

    Nuances of Advancement of Fees for Compulsory Counterclaim

    Nuances of Advancement of Fees for Compulsory Counterclaim
    Pontone v. Milso Industries Corp., C.A. No. 7615-VCP (Del. Ch. Oct. 6, 2014). Why This Case is Important:  This decision of the Delaware Court of Chancery granted interlocutory appeals requested by both parties due to the arguable…
Rank this Week: 205

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 19

    Prominent Iran human rights lawyer banned from practicing law

    Prominent Iran human rights lawyer banned from practicing law
    [JURIST] The semi-official news group Iranian Students' News Agency [official website] reported on Sunday that an Iranian court has banned a prominent human rights lawyer from practicing law for three years. Nasrin Sotoudeh, who has won…
  • Oct 19

    US-led airstrikes in Syria kill 10 civilians: rights group

    US-led airstrikes in Syria kill 10 civilians: rights group
    [JURIST] US-led airstrikes carried out on Friday against the Islamic State (IS) [JURIST news archive] in Syria killed 10 civilians, it was reported by an observing group on Saturday. Washington responded, stating that there is no evidence to…
  • Oct 19

    Nevada high court strikes DWI implied consent law

    Nevada high court strikes DWI implied consent law
    [JURIST] The Nevada Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday ruled [opinion, PDF] that Nevada's implied consent law [text], which allows police officers to take blood samples of motorists to determine impairment, is unconstitutional. The…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Oct 19

    WOULD YOU SIGN CAROL'S CARD

    WOULD YOU SIGN CAROL'S CARD
    I am so lucky to have my smart, kind, beautiful wife Carole by my side every step of this campaign. Monday is her birthday. And while we'll be too busy campaigning to truly celebrate -- in fact, we'll be voting on Monday, when early …
  • Oct 19

    DIWALI!

    DIWALI!
    JOIN NYC PUBLIC ADVOCATE LETITIA JAMES AND THE NEW YORK CITY COUNCIL Friends, I am thrilled to join with New York City Council Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito, her council colleagues, and leaders across the City to celebrate Diwali! …
  • Oct 18

    IT WILL REIN ON OCTOBER 21

    IT WILL REIN ON OCTOBER 21
    REIN Presents AN INDUSTRY NETWORKING EVENT Taj II 48 West 21st Street, New York, NY Tuesday, October 21, 2014 6:30-8:30 pm $20 l $30 Door Marc Lawrence World Wide Land Transfer, Inc. 151 West 30th Street, 6th Floor New York, NY…
Rank this Week: 7

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 72

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: 9

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities…

Jim Hamilton's World of Securities Regulation

Commentaries on security regulation.

http://jimhamiltonblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    PCAOB Panel Discusses Valuations of Financial Asset

    PCAOB Panel Discusses Valuations of Financial Asset
    The PCAOB Standing Advisory Group (SAG) discussed one of the most controversial and complex issues of financial accounting and auditing, estimates and measurements of financial assets, at a special meeting today. This discussion came against…
  • Oct 18

    Chairman Massad Addresses the CFTC’s Most Pressing Issue

    Chairman Massad Addresses the CFTC’s Most Pressing Issue
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Matthew Garza, J.D.In remarks before the Outlook 2014 conference, sponsored by the Managed Funds Association, CFTC Chairman Timothy Massad shared his views on two of the most…
  • Oct 16

    Maryland Adopts Intrastate Small Business Exemption

    Maryland Adopts Intrastate Small Business Exemption
    [This story previously appeared in Securities Regulation Daily.]By Jay Fishman, J.D.The Maryland Legislature adopted, effective October 1, 2014, a non-crowdfunding intrastate small business exemption. Legislation. The exemption covers…
Rank this Week: 282

In Search of Perfect Client…

In Search of Perfect Client Service

Covers client communications, client service, billing, and more. By Patrick Lamb.

http://www.patrickjlamb.com/
  • Oct 19

    More things I think I think

    More things I think I think
    Several readers offered very nice comments on my original Some Things I Think I Think post, so I’ve decided to continue thinking.  Well, at least sharing things I think I think. A recent Wall Street Journal article Lawyers, Judges…
  • Sep 29

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide

    Rule 1: Clients get to decide
    Some things make my blood boil.  Consider these quotes from Part 4 of Pam Woldow’s recent 4-part series, Cutting Corners (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4).  The series discusses whether use of Legal Project Management and Legal…
  • Sep 25

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation

    Bingham’s demise should make everyone wonder about their own situation
    Bingham McCutchen is following the Dewey/Howery decline to oblivion.  It seems people are surprised.  They shouldn’t be.  Some number of major firms are the “low end” that create the mediocre industry average…
Rank this Week: 97

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 19

    'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed | Fox New

    'Dragon's Egg': Marines who guarded Saddam's mysterious bunker fear weapons unleashed | Fox New
    The U.S. Marines who guarded the sprawling complex in northwest Iraq where Saddam Hussein’s 1980s war machine churned out some of the most deadly chemical and biological weapons known to man had a name for one especially mysterious…
  • Oct 19

    The soda wars move to Berkeley « Hot Air

    The soda wars move to Berkeley « Hot Air
    The progressive War on Soda may have failed in New York, despite the best efforts of the Deplorable Nanny State Mayor, but this is a multi-front battle which will clearly rage on for some time. As any good battle commander...
  • Oct 19

    Federal Judges Fed Up With Government Misconduct | New York Observer

    Federal Judges Fed Up With Government Misconduct | New York Observer
    In perhaps the most stunning documentation yet of abuses by Eric Holder’s Justice Department, two former Assistant United States Attorneys spoke to defense attorneys and revealed appalling deceit and corruption of justice. This latest…
Rank this Week: 157

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 19

    L.A. Times: Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This Is 'Moral and Farsighted'

    L.A. Times: Ed Kleinbard's We Are Better Than This Is 'Moral and Farsighted'
    Los Angeles Times: On Fiscal Policy, USC Professor's Viewpoint is Moral and Farsighted, by Michael Hiltzik: The left sees me as a Wall Street Journal Satanist, and the right as a stealth Marxian bent on destroying free enterprise,"…
  • Oct 19

    Linda Beale to Return to Blogging Following the Death of Her Husband

    Linda Beale to Return to Blogging Following the Death of Her Husband
    Tax Prof Linda Beale (Wayne State) has announced that she is returning to blogging after an eight month hiatus following the death of her husband: To make a long and difficult story short--my husband died in January, and I have gone through…
  • Oct 19

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with new papers debuting on the list at #2 and #5: [338 Downloads] 2013 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law, by Jeffrey A.…
Rank this Week: 36

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 19

    "Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns"

    "Supreme Court decision in Tampa case could alter judicial campaigns"
    Article at Tampa Bay Tribune. Excerpt: A case that started with a letter written by a candidate for judge in Tampa may change how judges seek office nationwide. The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to decide whether the First Amendment...
  • Oct 17

    DOJ's new policy banning pleas with waivers of IAC

    DOJ's new policy banning pleas with waivers of IAC
    We've discussed it several times, but here is the short, new policy. (Thanks to Tigran Eldred for sending it along.) Download Department Policy on Waivers of Claims of Ineffective Assistance of Coun...
  • Oct 17

    Texas Will Revisit Ethics Opinion on Nonlawyer Law Firm Officer

    Texas Will Revisit Ethics Opinion on Nonlawyer Law Firm Officer
    The Texas State Bar Ethics Committee responsible for an opinion finding that law firms should not have any nonlawyer "officers," including chief technology officers, has decided to revisit the opinion. The latest news is here. Our earlier…
Rank this Week: 90

Canadian Competition & Antitrust…

Canadian Competition & Antitrust Law

Covers Canadian competition law. By by Steve Szentesi.

http://www.ipvancouverblog.com/
Rank this Week: 929

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright…

IPWatchdog.com | Patent Copyright Trademark

Covers patents, copyrights, trademarks, trade secrets and Internet issues. By Gene Quinn.

http://www.ipwatchdog.com
  • Oct 19

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical

    The High Cost of Making Pharmaceutical
    It is nearly universally accepted (and for a reason) that the process from discovery to market is long and costly. Drugs to not invent themselves and there are significant costs associated with nearly 13 to 14 years awaiting approvals. But…
  • Oct 19

    Announcements: Scholarships, Events & More

    Announcements: Scholarships, Events & More
    I will be attending meetings in Morristown, NJ, on Tuesday, October 21, 2014. One of my sponsors, Innography, will be sponsoring the free happy hour event... John White and I will be in San Francisco teaching the PLI patent bar review course…
  • Oct 18

    The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention

    The Importance of Keeping an Expansive View of the Invention
    You want to capture everything you possibly can in a patent application. That means generally describing the invention, it also means specifically describing the invention and all the different versions (called “embodiments” in…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • Oct 19

    An Op-Ed on Alabama's Amendment One

    An Op-Ed on Alabama's Amendment One
    Here's an op-ed from the local paper, the Tuscaloosa News, discussing a state constitutional amendment that is on the Alabama ballot next month. That amendment, which bars the application or enforcement of "foreign" law (including…
  • Oct 19

    Audio at Oyez

    Audio at Oyez
    Does anyone know why Oyez no longer offers audio of SCOTUS arguments with the transcript embedded into the audio (Compare this audio from last term with one from this term)? It was a great feature that made reviewing arguments easier and more…
  • Oct 18

    Chairing, Hiring but Not Attending FRC

    Chairing, Hiring but Not Attending FRC
    This year at USD law school I am chairing our appointments committee and we are focusing on hiring an environmental and/or energy law candidate, whether entry-level or lateral who will assume institutional leadership in the field given that…
Rank this Week: 89

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 100

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 19

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem

    GSU appeal ruling — the more I read, the better it seem
    Those of us who heard the oral arguments in the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals last November, in which the publishers appeal of the District Court ruling favoring fair use in their copyright infringement lawsuit against Georgia State was…
  • Oct 17

    A reversal for Georgia State

    A reversal for Georgia State
    The Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has issued its ruling in the publisher appeal of a district court decision that found most instances of electronic reserve copying at Georgia State to be fair use.  The appellate court ruling is 129…
  • Oct 9

    Jury instructions go missing

    Jury instructions go missing
    Jury instructions are one of those things that few people, not even most lawyers, think about very often.  But if you are involved in a trial, they can be vitally important.  The ways in which juries are instructed on particular…
Rank this Week: 608

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Court-Martial Trial Practice

Covers military law for trial practitioners and military members. By The Law Office of Philip D. Cave.

http://www.court-martial-ucmj.com/
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  • Oct 18

    IAC by not filing motion

    IAC by not filing motion
    Can a failure to file a pretrial motion equal ineffective assistance of counsel?  The BLUF is yes in some cases.  In some instances I have argued IAC on appeal for failing to make a meritorious motion.  The NMCCA has…
  • Oct 17

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game

    Erotic asphyxiation-the choking game
    Some years ago I represented a Soldier accused of multiple assaults and rapes of his wife, and of his girlfriends.  The rapes allegedly included him choking the complaining witness during the rapes. He told me – and later the…
Rank this Week: 215

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Carter v. Davis, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148037 (ED VA, Oct. 16, 2014), a Virginia federal district court dismissed, with leave to amend, an inmate's complaint that he was removed from the Common Fare diet which made it impossible for him to…
  • Oct 19

    Pakistan Appeals Court Upholds Christian Woman's Death Sentence For Blasphemy

    Pakistan Appeals Court Upholds Christian Woman's Death Sentence For Blasphemy
    In Pakistan on Thursday, in a high-profile case a 2-judge panel of the High Court in Lahore upheld the death sentence on blasphemy charges that had been imposed in 2010 on a Christian woman, Asia Bibi.  Morning Star News and World Watch…
  • Oct 19

    Court Orders Minister To Return Church Keys, Mercedes and Stay Away From Church Premise

    Court Orders Minister To Return Church Keys, Mercedes and Stay Away From Church Premise
    On Thursday, an Alabama state trial court issued a preliminary injunction ordering Rev. Juan McFarland to turn over his church keys to the deacons and trustees of Montgomery's Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church that he led for 24 years. He was…
Rank this Week: 33

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 19

    Retirement Planning for Single

    Retirement Planning for Single
    Retirement planning for couples can be difficult, however, when you are single, the planning can be that much harder. While many Americans will retire single for various different reasons (death of a spouse, divorce, changing lifestyles), the…
  • Oct 19

    Article on Benefits to After-Born Children

    Article on Benefits to After-Born Children
    Mark Strasser (Capital University Law School) recently published an article entitled, Capato, Art, and the Provision of Benefits to After-Born Children, Michigan State Law Review 985-1001 (2013). Provided below is the abstract from SSRN: In…
  • Oct 19

    Buffalo Bills Sale to Buffalo Sabres Owner

    Buffalo Bills Sale to Buffalo Sabres Owner
    As I have previously discussed, the death of Buffalo Bills owner Ralph Wilson left many wondering who the new team owner would be. Terry Pegula, owner of the Buffalo Sabres, has been approved as the new owner. The sale is...
Rank this Week: 70

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Oct 19

    Etcetera.

    Etcetera.
    A few bits. There are four new FTT bedroom tax decisions on the FTT page, including one from Manchester where subsidence was classed as a ‘natural catastrophe’ for the purposes of continuity of property for the 1996 exemption.…
  • Oct 12

    Should auld acquaintance…

    Should auld acquaintance…
    In which we revisit a couple of old friends. Mr Gopee of Barons Finance (and many other companies) continues to fare poorly in the RCJ. He apparently sought permission to appeal a couple of orders by HHJ Mackie QC, granting permission to…
  • Oct 6

    Bedroom Tax: Upper Tribunal on Article 14

    Bedroom Tax: Upper Tribunal on Article 14
    Following my plaintive cry here, I now have copies of the two Upper Tribunal judgments from Scotland referred to by the DWP. And, while the judgments do do something rather more and rather different to the outcomes suggested in the DWP…
Rank this Week: 226

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Virtual Library Cat's Eye View

Features news and views from Ernester, the Hofstra School of Law Deane Law Library Virtual Cat.

http://deanelawlibrary.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Legal Forms Libguide

    Legal Forms Libguide
    Are you researching for various subject specific forms and would like to have all the resources in one place?  Try the Legal Forms Guide, this guide provides lists of major sets (like Bender's, American Jurisprudence and more),…
  • Oct 17

    Current State Statutes now online

    Current State Statutes now online
    Most of us look online for state statutes anyway.  Now it is official - to get the current statutes for states*, you should look either on Lexis Advance, Westlaw Next, Bloomberg Law or the web.On the web, you can find links to all of the…
  • Oct 16

    Texas, A Major Presence in the Legal New

    Texas, A Major Presence in the Legal New
    The State of Texas is much in the legal news these past couple of days, with mixed results for its legislature.On the one hand, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit reinstated Texas’s voter ID law. Read more here.On the other…
Rank this Week: 455

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Oct 19

    Journal Legal Education: Call for Essay Review

    Journal Legal Education: Call for Essay Review
    I'm delighted to report that the Journal of Legal Education has issued a call for book reviews and book review proposals. Cribbing now from their proposal: The Journal of Legal Educaiton (JLE) believes that review essays constitute an…
  • Oct 17

    Hiring Announcement: Detroit Mercy (Comparative Legal Writing / Research)

    Hiring Announcement: Detroit Mercy (Comparative Legal Writing / Research)
    From our friends in Detroit: The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants for a tenure or tenure-track faculty position to teach Comparative Legal Writing and Research in its Canadian & American Dual JD Program,…
  • Oct 17

    Hiring Announcement: Detroit Mercy (Commercial/Business)

    Hiring Announcement: Detroit Mercy (Commercial/Business)
    From our friends in Detroit: The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks to hire a tenured or tenure-faculty member to begin in August 2015 to teach commercial or business law courses. The successful candidate will be expected to...
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Oct 19

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial

    Amendment 2 asks whether child sex defendants' past acts can be used against them at trial
    The real question here is, treating sex crimes differently than other crimes, when there is no proof or research that any specific crime type, has a higher rate of unprosecuted crimes than any other crime type? A BELIEF is not proof of the…
  • Oct 17

    Confidential List of Sex Offenders Tracked by Maryland State Investigator

    Confidential List of Sex Offenders Tracked by Maryland State Investigator
    Two facts are important here: 1) It is not a secret list, instead the list is of folks on parole or probation, that state agency is required to know who they supervise, hence their working list. 2) It is a misstatement to say these folks are…
  • Oct 16

    Operation Safe Scare In Sebastian County

    Operation Safe Scare In Sebastian County
    10-16-2014 Arkansas: FORT SMITH (KFSM) – We are just days away from ghosts and goblins, and alls things scary roaming the streets and looking for treats. But to make sure your kids stay safe, deputies with the Sebastian County Sheriff’s…
Rank this Week: 23

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

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

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    NFL WEEK 7 2014

    NFL WEEK 7 2014
    With the resurgent Cowboys beating the struggling Seahawks, our survivor pool was considerably thinned, with the loses including both members of the judiciary: Jon Colby (retired) and Miguel De la O (quite active). Of more pressing…
  • Oct 17

    A CALL TO ARMS

    A CALL TO ARMS
    We normally don't do two blog posts in a day. But this email from FACDL chieftains was forwarded to us, and we took the initiative of posting it.*On Tuesday, October 21, the Board of County Commissioners will hear and decide on the attached…
  • Oct 17

    ON SECOND THOUGHT....

    ON SECOND THOUGHT....
    "Sometimes wrong, but never in doubt" was the funny, dismissive comment our wonderful law school property professor would quip when he zeroed in on a first year law student and didn't get the correct answer. Perhaps that should be the…
Rank this Week: 147

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Oct 19

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 19, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 19, 2014)
    Proxy season brings ‘fundamental shift’ in shareholder resolution trends: http://t.co/a5UiR9aV31 by @IRMagazine— Dennard Lascar (@DennardLascar) October 15, 2014 SEC: "This marks the first high frequency trading manipulation…
  • Oct 18

    Must … resist … joke … about …. no wonder they … missed Madoff….

    Must … resist … joke … about …. no wonder they … missed Madoff….
    The Columbia Journalism Review blog reports: Since 2008, one particular federal government agency has aggressively investigated leaks to the media, examining some one million emails sent by nearly 300 members of its staff, interviewing some…
  • Oct 17

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Public Speaking Classe

    Alison Lundergan Grimes and Public Speaking Classe
    (Photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons, by Patrick Delahanty from Louisville, United States) Alison Lundergan Grimes and I both graduated from Rhodes College, a small liberal arts college in Memphis, TN. I have not spoken to Alison since…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Oct 19

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?

    Carnival Magic Returns to Galveston - "#EbolaCruise" Scare Over?
    This morning the Carnival Magic returned to the U.S. as the sun arose over the sleepy little town of Galveston.   The Texas Presbyterian Hospital worker who handled Ebola-infected Thomas Duncan samples disembarked the ship after…
  • Oct 18

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?

    Ebola on the High Seas: Will the New Cruise Health Questionnaire Work?
    The cruise industry finally instituted Ebola-specific protocols after the highly publicized incident yesterday when a healthcare worker from Dallas was discovered to be on a Carnival cruise to the Caribbean.  TravelPulse published an…
  • Oct 17

    Cruise Industry is Completely Unprepared for Ebola Outbreak

    Cruise Industry is Completely Unprepared for Ebola Outbreak
    A week ago, I went to Twitter and complained that the cruise industry had not issued an Ebola-specific protocol for the cruise lines to follow. The threat of Ebola wa growing, but the cruise lines seemed asleep at the helm.  Neither the…
Rank this Week: 169

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Food Poisoning Law Blog

Covers food safety issues. By Pritzker Olsen.

http://foodpoisoning.pritzkerlaw.com/
  • Oct 19

    Listeria: Santa Martha Queso y Crema Recall

    Listeria: Santa Martha Queso y Crema Recall
    Sixteen types of Lacteos Santa Martha crema and queso is under U.S. government recall in connection with listeriosis illnesses from the food poisoning pathogen Listeria monocytogenes. The cheese and cream recall published by the Food and Drug…
  • Oct 6

    FDA Inspection Report Provides Basis for Almond Butter Salmonella Lawsuit

    FDA Inspection Report Provides Basis for Almond Butter Salmonella Lawsuit
     Any Salmonella almond butter lawsuit to be filed in connection with a national outbreak of salmonellosis will seize on the inspection report of a team of FDA food safety experts who looked closely at the plant operations of nSpired…
  • Sep 30

    E. coli and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Kentucky Possibly Caused by Raw Milk

    E. coli and Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Kentucky Possibly Caused by Raw Milk
    Raw milk again? Five children in Kentucky have been diagnosed with E. coli O157 infections. Four of them are in the hospital with Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome (HUS) , a disease caused toxins produced by E. coli O157 bacteria. The toxins are…
Rank this Week: 520

Patient Safety Blog

Patient Safety Blog

Covers healthcare, disclosure, medical error, product safety, standard of care, surgery, and travel risks. By Patrick Malone.

http://www.protectpatientsblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    Immunizing Doctors from Lawsuits Doesn't Reduce Medical Cost

    Immunizing Doctors from Lawsuits Doesn't Reduce Medical Cost
    An article of faith among doctors is that they order huge numbers of unnecessary and expensive tests like MRI's and CT scans solely to protect themselves from malpractice lawsuits. If this "defensive medicine" really happens, immunizing…
  • Oct 16

    Suggested Reading: He Just Wanted to Die at Home

    Suggested Reading: He Just Wanted to Die at Home
    Last month’s report “Dying in America” by the Institute of Medicine was an analysis of the shortcomings of U.S. health care at the end of life, as Nina Bernstein knows only too well. Writing in the New York Times, her…
  • Oct 15

    Nurses Decry Texas Hospital’s Ebola Response

    Nurses Decry Texas Hospital’s Ebola Response
    The full story continues to unfold about what happened with the first U.S. Ebola-diagnosed patient at Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital, but this week, nurses at that facility went public with their own concerns. As described in a story by…
Rank this Week: 500

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 108

Arbitration Matters

Arbitration Matters

Covers recent developments in labor arbitration. By John H. Curley.

http://arbitrationmatters.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Alcohol fueled misconduct found just cause for termination despite rehab

    Alcohol fueled misconduct found just cause for termination despite rehab
    Arbitrator Joseph Duffy has upheld the termination of an Able Bodied Seaman in a dispute between the State of Washington and the Inland Boatmen's Union of the Pacific.Grievant was employed by the Washington State Department of Transportation,…
  • Oct 12

    State must adhere to cba despite lack of appropriated fund

    State must adhere to cba despite lack of appropriated fund
    The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld an award of Arbitrator Edwin Benn finding the state's refusal to implement a scheduled wage increase to be contrary to the cba. State v. AFSCME Council 31The cba, as modified by…
  • Oct 5

    Terminating a past practice

    Terminating a past practice
    Arbitrator Paul Glendon has found that the City of Toledo breached its agreement with the Toledo Police Patrolman's Association when it unilaterally prohibited officers from engaging in outside employment at any establishment primarily in the…
Rank this Week: 614

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 19

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”
    Kudos to my Georgia Law colleague Harlan G. Cohen for organizing what promises to be a superb conference on “International Law as Behavior,” a daylong presentation of papers that will lead to a same-named essay volume. Convened by…
  • Oct 17

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security
    “If Al Qaeda sent a team of sleeper cells to poison our groundwater and release toxic materials into the air, people would go nuts. It would be an act of war,” Dycus notes. “But if we do it to ourselves in the name of…
  • Oct 15

    Statelessness averted? Former Burundian refugees to receive Tanzanian citizenship

    Statelessness averted? Former Burundian refugees to receive Tanzanian citizenship
    On 29 September 2014, at the annual meeting of the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ Governing Executive Committee in Geneva, the government of Tanzania announced that it finally intends to deliver on its 2008 promise of…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Oct 19

    Wonderful Layered Short Story

    Wonderful Layered Short Story
    Sleeper by Jo Walton at Tor.com crams in themes about dystopian spying, virtuality, how we create our pasts and our futures, and identity. All in just a few words. When I grow up, I’d be happy to write something Jo … Continue…
  • Oct 18

    David Brin Epic Takedown of Fox’s Soros-Hater

    David Brin Epic Takedown of Fox’s Soros-Hater
    Epic indeed: Let’s illustrate the mad-right’s narrative machine, and how sadly incurious millions of our neighbors have become, nodding and swallowing anything that gets fed to them on Fox.  Use this!  Ask your…
  • Oct 16

    Anyone Interested in Data Anonymization or Differential Privacy Should Read Thi

    Anyone Interested in Data Anonymization or Differential Privacy Should Read Thi
    Riding with the Stars: Passenger Privacy in the NYC Taxicab: Larry Flynt’s Hustler Club is in a fairly isolated location in Hell’s Kitchen, and no doubt experiences significant cab traffic in the early hours of the morning. I ran…
Rank this Week: 16

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Oct 19

    Bishops explains to Coffee why the SEC should stay out of the fee shifting bylaw debate

    Bishops explains to Coffee why the SEC should stay out of the fee shifting bylaw debate
    Keith Paul Bishop argues: In a recent post, Columbia Law School Professor John C. Coffee Jr. argues that the Securities and Exchange Commission should take a number of steps to challenge and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Oct 17

    Comment on the 2015 ISS Benchmark Policy Consultation re Independent Chair Shareholder Proposal

    Comment on the 2015 ISS Benchmark Policy Consultation re Independent Chair Shareholder Proposal
    The ISS is currently conducting its 2015 benchmark voting policy consultation: To ensure its voting policies take into consideration the perspectives of the corporate governance community and the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Oct 16

    Yosifon on Yours Truly on Strine & Walter

    Yosifon on Yours Truly on Strine & Walter
    My article here. David's article here. He's wrong, of course, but I offer the link in the interests of being fair and balanced. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 149

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Oct 19

    Pennsylvania bill would enable victims to sue offender for reopening anguish

    Pennsylvania bill would enable victims to sue offender for reopening anguish
    Both houses of the Pennsylvania legislature have passed and sent to Gov. Tom Corbett a bill “allowing judges to issue injunctions, or grant any other ‘appropriate relief’ if there is ‘conduct’ by a criminal…
  • Oct 18

    Louis Menand on copyright

    Louis Menand on copyright
    At the New Yorker. Tweet Tags: copyright Louis Menand on copyright is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
  • Oct 18

    In Fairfax police shooting, still no word

    In Fairfax police shooting, still no word
    It’s been more than a year since police shot John Geer, and the Fairfax department still won’t release the name of the officer who killed him. This has all been happening in the national media’s own backyard, the suburbs of…
Rank this Week: 47

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
Rank this Week: 304

Guilford Centre Weblog

Guilford Centre Weblog

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

http://guildfordlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 19

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’

    Lexis ‘Secret Advantage’
        Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep ATTENTION LPC STUDENTS Lexis are running the ‘Secret Advantage’ programme again. They have mapped LexisPSL content to the complete syllabuses for the…
  • Oct 19

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz

    LexisNexis Halloween Quiz
      Posted on behalf of Annie Chauhan, LexisNexis student rep Dear students, This year LexisNexis at Guildford are running a Halloween Quiz, the FIRST PRIZE is a KINDLE EREADER!! To enter please pop into one of the Lexis drop in…
  • Oct 16

    BBC Radio 4: Law in Action

    BBC Radio 4: Law in Action
    To mark 30 years of this programme, Law in Action has broadcast a special debate. The programme has brought together a distinguished panel – the former Lord Chief Justice Lord Judge, Deputy President of the…
Rank this Week: 88

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 19

    A New Form of Protest: Taking Note - The Editorial Page Editor's Blog ‘Chant Down the Walls’ of the Metropolitan Detention Center By Lawrence Downe

    A New Form of Protest: Taking Note - The Editorial Page Editor's Blog ‘Chant Down the Walls’ of the Metropolitan Detention Center By Lawrence Downe
    Lawrence Downes reports on the latest form of immigration protests. Immigrant-rights advocates are singing in protest in downtown Los Angeles, outside the Metropolitan Detention Center, a federal lockup where noncitizens are detained by…
  • Oct 19

    Tim Dugdale Part 2: MSPC v. Johnson

    Tim Dugdale Part 2: MSPC v. Johnson
    Here is Part I. _______________________________ Habeas corpus is not a shield. It's a sword meant to be used against illegal detention. That is what makes the expedited removal system such an ugly mechanism of attenuated habeas. The…
  • Oct 19

    President Obama: What You Need to Know About Ebola

    President Obama: What You Need to Know About Ebola
    "I want people to understand that the dangers of you contracting Ebola, the dangers of a serious outbreak are extraordinarily low. But we are taking this very seriously at the highest levels of government. We are going to be able...
Rank this Week: 73

Microjuris al Día

Microjuris al Día

Covers news, events and resources for the legal community in Puerto Rico.

http://aldia.microjuris.com/
  • Oct 19

    Semana del Pro Bono 2014 en Derecho UPR

    Semana del Pro Bono 2014 en Derecho UPR
    A continuación les ofrecemos el calendario de las celebraciones Pro Bono de la Escuela de Derecho de la Universidad de Puerto Rico durante la semana nacional del Pro Bono [19 - 25 de octubre de 2014]. Toda la semana estarán…
  • Oct 17

    Investidura de la Delegación de San Juan del CAPR

    Investidura de la Delegación de San Juan del CAPR
    La Delegación de San Juan del Colegio de Abogados de Puerto Rico extiende una invitación a toda la comunidad togada para que les acompañen en los Actos de Investidura de la Delegación. El evento se llevará a…
  • Oct 17

    Nuevos desarrollos sobre represalias en el empleo

    Nuevos desarrollos sobre represalias en el empleo
    FECHA, HORA Y LUGAR » martes, 9 de diciembre de 2014 » 1:30PM – 5:45PM » Universidad Universal, Hato Rey  [Edificio Universal, Calle México 16 - ver en mapa] DESCRIPCIÓN A partir del 29 de…
Rank this Week: 547

China Law Blog

China Law Blog

Covers China business, travel and news. By Dan Harris and Steve Dickinson.

http://www.chinalawblog.com/
  • Oct 19

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part I

    China’s Film Industry Online, Part I
    China’s theatrical box office market may be huge but the ancillary revenues (i.e. non-box office) are still relatively small in China. This is the first in a series of posts on developments in China’s digital ancillaries in a…
  • Oct 19

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home

    China Employment Contracts: Do Not Try This At Home
    Had a conversation the other day with the in-house counsel for a relatively small American company. This lawyer thanked me for the China Law Blog and said that he had used it to write his company’s employee contracts. I was stunned by…
  • Oct 18

    China Copyrights: China Piracy Means Whack A Mole

    China Copyrights: China Piracy Means Whack A Mole
    Just read a really good, really comprehensive article on China copyright law with a focus on the music industry, entitled, Whack-A-Mole: A Brief History of Music Piracy in China. Its conclusion says it all, but I certainly suggest you…
Rank this Week: 168

Constitution Daily

Constitution Daily

From the National Constitution Center.

http://blog.constitutioncenter.org/
  • Oct 19

    Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law, for now

    Supreme Court allows Texas voter ID law, for now
    For the first time in three decades, the Supreme Court will allow a law possibly restricting voting rights to stand, at least temporarily, despite a lower federal court’s ruling to the contrary.
  • Oct 17

    Professor tries Hail Mary pass to shut down Redskins nickname

    Professor tries Hail Mary pass to shut down Redskins nickname
    A George Washington University law professor is making a unique constitutional argument to pressure the Washington Redskins into changing their own controversial nickname.
  • Oct 17

    From the Liberty Medal to the Nobel Peace Prize

    From the Liberty Medal to the Nobel Peace Prize
    Malala Yousafzai, the National Constitution Center’s 2014 Liberty Medal recipient, was also awarded the Nobel Peace Prize last week. It turns out that winners of both prizes are becoming something of a trend.
Rank this Week: 907

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Oct 19

    Disclosure and Financial Market Regulation

    Disclosure and Financial Market Regulation
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Luca Enriques, Allen & Overy Professorship of Corporate Law at University of Oxford, Faculty of Law, and Sergio Gilotta of University of Bologna. In our recent paper, Disclosure and…
  • Oct 18

    FINRA To Propose Market Structure Action

    FINRA To Propose Market Structure Action
    Editor's Note: Annette Nazareth is a partner in the Financial Institutions Group at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP, and a former commissioner at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. The following post is based on a Davis Polk client…
  • Oct 17

    APG Asset Management Issues Remuneration Guideline

    APG Asset Management Issues Remuneration Guideline
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from David Shammai, Senior Governance Specialist and Martijn Olthof, Senior Portfolio Manager, both at APG Asset Management. APG’s remuneration guidelines are available here. One of the…
Rank this Week: 99