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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/
  • Apr 1

    Passenger Dies in Queen Elizabeth Tender Mishap

    Passenger Dies in Queen Elizabeth Tender Mishap
    The Telegraph newspaper in the U.K. and Travel Pulse report that a cruise passenger on Cunard Line's Queen Elizabeth died while attempting to board the cruise ship from a tender. The accident occurred while the cruise ship was in the…
  • Apr 1

    Gross! Watch Undercover Cruise Ship Inspection

    Gross! Watch Undercover Cruise Ship Inspection
    The NBC Today Show aired a special this morning on cruise ship germs titled Cruise ships may carry unwelcome passengers: Germs. An undercover team went on an unidentified cruise ship (looks like a Royal Caribbean ship) to the Caribbean to…
  • Apr 1

    Breaking News: Carnival Incorporates in the U.S. & Subjects Itself to U.S. Tax, Labor, Wage, Safety & Environmental Regulation

    Breaking News: Carnival Incorporates in the U.S. & Subjects Itself to U.S. Tax, Labor, Wage, Safety & Environmental Regulation
    In an exclusive story, Cruise Law News has learned that cruise industry giant Carnival Corporation plans to incorporate its business in the United States (in Florida). Carnival intends to announce this historic development tomorrow, April…
Rank this Week: 117

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Apr 1

    Free Oregon Driver Permit Practice Test

    Free Oregon Driver Permit Practice Test
    The Oregon DMV (Department of Motor Vehicles) is partnering with the Oregon State Library to bring you: “Free Oregon DMV Permit Practice Tests”
  • Apr 1

    The $9,650 “In Dog We Trust Rug”

    The $9,650 “In Dog We Trust Rug”
    “He’s not much of a legal mind, but boy can he proofread….” It’s that time again to visit the bitter, twisted, and hilarious Justice Bedsworth: “March 2015 – In Dog We Trust,” by Justice…
  • Apr 1

    April Fool, or Not: The Oregon State Bar is Looking for Lawyer Poet

    April Fool, or Not: The Oregon State Bar is Looking for Lawyer Poet
    Calling all Poets (from the OSB Legal Pubs blog) But if you’re going to write haiku, please, please, please do it right. (Sigh.) Haiku isn’t what you wrote in 5th grade (or even for your first love or your first legal…
Rank this Week: 209

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/
  • Apr 1

    UPDATE: Arrest Made In DLA Piper Associate Killing

    UPDATE: Arrest Made In DLA Piper Associate Killing
    Breaking news: An arrest in the David Messerschmitt case.
  • Apr 1

    Biglaw Mommy: Let’s Hear It For The Dad

    Biglaw Mommy: Let’s Hear It For The Dad
    Flex-time for the dads? Mommy Dear is all for it. And firms should be, too, because it just might mean that a Biglaw mommy can bill more hours if someone lets dad come home once in a while.
  • Apr 1

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.01.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.01.15
    * Protesters disrupt the Supreme Court to complain about Citizens United. Just two or three more of these and Alito is sure to break! [SCOTUSBlog] * In completely unrelated news, TV spending in the Supreme Court race in Wisconsin has now…
Rank this Week: 7

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Apr 1

    How Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act Will Backfire

    How Indiana’s Religious Freedom Act Will Backfire
    The RFA actually doesn’t mention homosexuality or sexual orientation anywhere in its text. Instead, the RFA states that governments cannot impose any law that would substantially burden a person’s religious exercise without a…
  • Mar 30

    California Lawyer Proposes to Kill All Homosexual

    California Lawyer Proposes to Kill All Homosexual
    Matt McLaughlin’s anti-gay ballot measure proposal is so extreme it almost seems like a parody of same-sex marriage proponents. At least, I hope it’s a parody. The idea that McLaughlin’s proposal might be serious is…
  • Mar 20

    Did the Execution of Cecil Clayton Violate the 8th Amendment?

    Did the Execution of Cecil Clayton Violate the 8th Amendment?
    Cecil Clayton, 74, was killed by lethal injection Tuesday night at a Missouri prison. He was convicted of murdering a police officer in 1996, and was given the death penalty by the jury. This case may seem like a typical “murderer gets…
Rank this Week: 711

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Why Arkansas Is Worse Than Indiana

    Why Arkansas Is Worse Than Indiana
    Nelson Tebbe, Micah Schwartzman, and Richard SchraggerYesterday, the Arkansas legislature passed a state RFRA and sent it to Governor Hutchinson. Today, the governor sent the bill back to the legislature, asking for language that is closer to…
  • Mar 31

    Clearing Up the Court’s Confusion About License Plate

    Clearing Up the Court’s Confusion About License Plate
    Corey Brettschneider & Nelson TebbeLast week, the Court heard arguments in Walker v. Sons of Confederate Veterans, the Texas license plate case. Neither side’s lawyer could offer a coherent theory of the case, and the Justices…
  • Mar 31

    Excluding Religion from Government Support

    Excluding Religion from Government Support
    Nelson TebbeCan a government deny support for a specific exercise of religion? Yesterday, the Supreme Court declined to review Bronx Household of Faith, an important decision from the Second Circuit that allowed one such denial of support.…
Rank this Week: 248

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 143

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Animal Legal Defense Fund Blog

Covers animal cruelty, animal law, pet trusts, factory farming and animal neglect.

http://aldf.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 676

TechnoLawyer Blog

TechnoLawyer Blog

Covers legal technology and practice management news.

http://blog.technolawyer.com/
  • Apr 1

    Uptime Practice: Read Our Exclusive Report

    Uptime Practice: Read Our Exclusive Report
    Today's issue of TL NewsWire covers a private cloud service designed for law firms on which you can run any desktop software (see article below), a gadget of sorts for voir dire, a Bluetooth iPad stylus, and a hybrid Windows...
  • Mar 31

    11 Things Not to Write on Your Site Plus 39 More Must-Read

    11 Things Not to Write on Your Site Plus 39 More Must-Read
    Coming today to SmallLaw: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 40 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our SmallLaw Pick of the...
  • Mar 31

    A Backup Checklist for Law Firms Plus 59 More Must-Read

    A Backup Checklist for Law Firms Plus 59 More Must-Read
    Coming today to BlawgWorld: Our editorial team has selected and linked to 60 articles from the past week worthy of your attention. Below you'll find a sample article from each section of today's issue, including our BlawgWorld Pick of the...
Rank this Week: 256

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    A Backgrounder On RFRA In Indiana and Arkansa

    A Backgrounder On RFRA In Indiana and Arkansa
    For those who may be interested in a general backgrounder on the Indiana and Arkansas RFRAs, I just published a piece in the Washington Post titled 10 things you need to know to really understand RFRA in Indiana and Arkansas.
  • Apr 1

    Court Says Sun Worshipping Atheism Is Not A "Religion"

    Court Says Sun Worshipping Atheism Is Not A "Religion"
    In Copple v. California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation, (CA App., March 24, 2015), a California appeals court affirmed a trial court decision holding that Sun Worshipping Atheism is not a "religion" for purposes of…
  • Apr 1

    4th Circuit Vacates Trial Court's Abstention In South Carolina Episcopal Diocese Trademark Litigation

    4th Circuit Vacates Trial Court's Abstention In South Carolina Episcopal Diocese Trademark Litigation
    In vonRosenberg v. Lawrence, (4th Cir., March 31, 2015), the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals vacated a federal district court's decision that declined to exercise jurisdiction over a trademark infringement case growing out of the…
Rank this Week: 39

On the Record

On the Record

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

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Apr 1

    Hogan for president and other State House shenanigan

    Hogan for president and other State House shenanigan
    Fake presidential campaigns to fake presiding officers, bills and state mottos.
  • Apr 1

    Jack L.B. Gohn: Due process applies on campuses, too

    Jack L.B. Gohn: Due process applies on campuses, too
    Student discipline procedure at our nation’s colleges and universities is a disgrace that the recent controversy over how to handle rape allegations will unfortunately probably deepen.
  • Apr 1

    Law digest – 4/1/15

    Law digest – 4/1/15
    MARYLAND COURT OF APPEALS  Criminal Procedure, Consecutive sentences: Where defendant was given consecutive sentences for multiple convictions arising from the same armed robbery, Court of Special appeals properly affirmed circuit…
Rank this Week: 171

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Consumer Advertising Law Blog

Covers consumer marketing, advertising and promotional activities. By Arnold & Porter.

http://www.consumeradvertisinglawblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    California Appellate Ruling May Settle Several Prop 65 Questions for Businesse

    California Appellate Ruling May Settle Several Prop 65 Questions for Businesse
    In a highly anticipated ruling, the California Court of Appeal affirmed a trial court’s ruling, discussed here that canned fruit and fruit juice companies had no duty to provide warnings for lead under Proposition 65 because they proved…
  • Mar 27

    Makers of Products Claiming to Have Nano-Scale Ingredients Should Be Aware of Two Recent EPA Action

    Makers of Products Claiming to Have Nano-Scale Ingredients Should Be Aware of Two Recent EPA Action
    During March 2015, EPA announced two actions taken under separate statutes that are likely to affect companies that make and market products that claim to contain elements that are manufactured on a “nano-scale”. Increasingly,…
  • Mar 18

    FTC Pursues Telemarketing Scammers Targeting Spanish Speaker

    FTC Pursues Telemarketing Scammers Targeting Spanish Speaker
    At the end of February of this year, the FTC settled deceptive and unfair practices charges with various individuals and Florida-based companies targeting Spanish-speaking consumers. The defendants were engaged in the advertising, marketing…
Rank this Week: 200

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    People v. Huggins (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    People v. Huggins (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    We don't trust in-custody inmate testimony because (inter alia) we're concerned  -- for good and empirical reasons -- that inmates might lie and incriminate another prisoner to get a reduced sentence in their own case.We don't trust…
  • Apr 1

    Elmore & Doe vs. The Execution Table (9th Cir. - Mar. 30/April 1, 2015)

    Elmore & Doe vs. The Execution Table (9th Cir. - Mar. 30/April 1, 2015)
    Two death penalty habeas cases.  Here's a summary of the first one (from the concurring opinion):"[Elmore's] lawyer, who had never before handled a capital case, advised Elmore to plead guilty without receiving any agreement as to…
  • Mar 30

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)

    Cline v. Homuth (Cal. Ct. App. - March 30, 2015)
    Don't sign boilerplate settlement agreements that say that you're releasing "everyone" if you want to preserve your right to sue someone else.  Even if it's boilerplate, even if there was no real intent to release everyone by any of the…
Rank this Week: 245

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    When to Post on Social Media for Best Result

    When to Post on Social Media for Best Result
    Because it’s April Fool’s Day, let me say that it would be foolish to waste the efficacy of your social media posts by not paying attention to readily available data that tells you exactly when it’s prime time for you…
  • Mar 31

    How to Optimize Your Law Firm Marketing Emails For Better Result

    How to Optimize Your Law Firm Marketing Emails For Better Result
    I’m a big believer in data-driven marketing, so I found a recent post at the HubSpot blog to be very informative when it comes to refining my own company’s email marketing efforts. HubSpot collaborated with Market Dominion Media…
  • Mar 30

    Need Ideas for Facebook Posts? Here’s What’s Working Now

    Need Ideas for Facebook Posts? Here’s What’s Working Now
    Good post today on the BufferSocial blog about 12 Facebook tactics they say are the best for getting attention and traction for your Facebook posts. Here are the ones I find have worked best for me recently (like Google, Facebook has an…
Rank this Week: 889

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/
  • Apr 1

    Mohamed on Mass Atrocity and the Criminal Law

    Mohamed on Mass Atrocity and the Criminal Law
    Saira Mohamed (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law) has posted Deviance, Aspiration, and the Stories We Tell: Reconciling Mass Atrocity and the Criminal Law (Yale Law Journal, Vol. 124, No. 5, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Apr 1

    Bolitho on Good Faith after Davi

    Bolitho on Good Faith after Davi
    Zachary Bolitho (Campbell University - Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law) has posted Specifically Authorized by Binding Precedent Does Not Mean Suggested by Persuasive Precedent: Applying the Good Faith Exception after Davis v. United…
  • Apr 1

    Breen & Mills on Juvenile Sentencing Discretion after Miller

    Breen & Mills on Juvenile Sentencing Discretion after Miller
    Jennifer Breen and John Mills (Cornell University - Law School and Saint Louis University School of Law) have posted Mandating Discretion: Juvenile Sentencing Schemes after Miller v. Alabama (American Criminal Law Review, Vol. 52, No. 2,…
Rank this Week: 204

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 1

    Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth

    Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth
    The Immigrant Legal Resource Center has published this Living in the United States: A Guide for Immigrant Youth. KJ Related articles How Fast is Broadband in Your State? Check This Map Visa Requirements for United States Citizens DREAM On:…
  • Apr 1

    The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy

    The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy
    Today, the American Immigration Council released The H-1B Visa Program: A Primer on the Program and its Impact on Jobs, Wages, and the Economy. This fact sheet provides an overview of the visa and application process and discusses the…
  • Apr 1

    Korean Adoptee Faces Deportation

    Korean Adoptee Faces Deportation
    From the Associated Press: More than three decades ago, a three-year-old South Korean boy and his sister flew to the U.S. to become the adopted children of American citizens, but their life together didn't last long. They were abandoned,…
Rank this Week: 37

Crime and Consequences

Crime and Consequences

By the Criminal Justice Legal Foundation.

http://www.crimeandconsequences.com/crimblog/
  • Apr 1

    The Federal Prosecutor and Sen. Robert Menendez

    The Federal Prosecutor and Sen. Robert Menendez
    Kent posted earlier today the words of then-Attorney General Robert H. Jackson. Jackson's remarks are long, but well worth your read because they shed so much light on so many questions involving the power and judgment of United States…
  • Apr 1

    Linda Greenhouse and the Latest Abolitionist Dissembling

    Linda Greenhouse and the Latest Abolitionist Dissembling
    The New York Times never saw a killer it couldn't find an excuse for, and today it continues in that tradition with this op-ed by Linda Greenhouse.  Doug Berman of Ohio State aptly titles his entry on it, "Should the...
  • Apr 1

    News Scan

    News Scan
    Chicago Robbers Copy Cartel Roadblock Tactics:  Robbers on Chicago's south side are emulating Mexican cartel tactics by setting up fake roadblocks as a ruse to trap motorist and violently rob them.  Ildefonso Ortiz of Breitbart…
Rank this Week: 188

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
  • Apr 1

    There were at least 607 executions in 2014. So what?

    There were at least 607 executions in 2014. So what?
    By Chiara Sangiorgio, Death Penalty Researcher at Amnesty International The numbers behind our latest overview of the global use of the death penalty, released today, tell a chilling story: 607 people were executed in 22 countries and at…
  • Mar 31

    Arrested and Beaten for Wearing Trousers: Stop the Public Flogging of Women in Sudan!

    Arrested and Beaten for Wearing Trousers: Stop the Public Flogging of Women in Sudan!
    By Amal Habani, Winner of Amnesty International USA’s 2015 Ginetta Sagan Award In July 2009 when my colleague was arrested and tried for wearing trousers in Khartoum, I could no longer stay silent. Women and girls in Sudan are…
  • Mar 31

    Cesar Chavez: A Birthday Gift

    Cesar Chavez: A Birthday Gift
    By Jesús Canchola Sánchez Cesar Chavez was born on March 31, 1927 in Yuma, Arizona. My grandmother is a year younger than him. She was born in Guanajuato, Mexico. Cesar Chavez and my abuela (grandmother), Beatriz Soto, are a…
Rank this Week: 27

Raising the Bar: An Internet…

Raising the Bar: An Internet Marketing Blog for Lawyers

Covers internet marketing and law firm web designs.

http://www.paperstreet.com/blog
  • Apr 1

    How Do I Update My Address On Google?

    How Do I Update My Address On Google?
    If your listing on Google has incorrect information, such as your business name, address, or phone number, there are multiple ways to update it. Use the steps below to guide you through the process. Option 1: Claim your listing (Best……
  • Mar 27

    Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP Launches New Essentials Website

    Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP Launches New Essentials Website
    The New York trial law firm of Meirowitz & Wasserberg, LLP launched a new essentials PaperStreet website in March 2015. Attorneys Samuel Meirowitz and Daniel Wasserberg practices in the New York and Texas markets in the following practice…
  • Mar 27

    Recent Headlines in Social Media & Search: March 27

    Recent Headlines in Social Media & Search: March 27
    Search News Bing may remove the additional pages on the footer of a search result where they feel page one contains the most relevant results. See a screen shot here. Google has teamed up with Let’s Put Our Cities On… Categories:…
Rank this Week: 672

ZiefBrief

ZiefBrief

Announcements, news and legal research tips & tools from University of San Francisco's Dorraine Zief Law Library.

http://ziefbrief.typepad.com/ziefbrief/
  • Apr 1

    HeinOnline Boosts Search Relevancy

    HeinOnline Boosts Search Relevancy
    HeinOnline is a great research product, but its search syntax and search algorithm have never been great. HeinOnline just announced improvements to its search algorithm, which should help new HeinOnline searchers quite a bit. First,…
  • Mar 24

    Non-Graduating Law Students: Registering for Summer Access to WestlawNext

    Non-Graduating Law Students: Registering for Summer Access to WestlawNext
    If you are a non-graduating law student, you may extend your WestlawNext access during the summer by visiting the Westlaw summer registration web page and following the instructions. Westlaw has chosen to continue to restrict the settings in…
  • Mar 23

    Use Lexis Advance & Bloomberg Law At Your Summer Job!

    Use Lexis Advance & Bloomberg Law At Your Summer Job!
    We're winding down the spring semester, and many students will be starting summer jobs soon. We are really happy that both Bloomberg Law and Lexis Advance allow students to use their academic accounts for any summer research project. There…
Rank this Week: 746

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Apr 1

    “The Committee Will Speak With Mr. Blumenthal” –Benghazi Select Committee Member Mike Pompeo

    “The Committee Will Speak With Mr. Blumenthal” –Benghazi Select Committee Member Mike Pompeo
    House Benghazi Select Committee member Congressman Mike Pompeo joined me on today’s show to talk about the next stage in the Committee’s work.  Mr. Blumenthal, call your lawyer’s office…
  • Apr 1

    Illusion, Misdirection, Tantrums and Lie

    Illusion, Misdirection, Tantrums and Lie
    If you are at all like me, you woke up this April morning hoping that the newspapers would be full of headlines reading “April Fool,” and subheaded, “The last few weeks? Gotcha!”  Alas, no such luck. Consider the…
  • Mar 31

    Utah Senator Mike Lee On Tax Reform, Filibuster Reform, Defense Spending And More

    Utah Senator Mike Lee On Tax Reform, Filibuster Reform, Defense Spending And More
    The Audio: 03-30hhs-lee The Transcript: HH: As promised, United States Senator Mike Lee is in the studio. He’s now been taken to the secret location where John Thune, Justice Breyer, Dick Cheney, and he is underwhelmed as they are. You…
Rank this Week: 604

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Krebs Law Firm Blog

Provides information to injury victims in Southwest Missouri. By Jason Krebs.

http://www.krebslawoffice.com/blog/
  • Apr 1

    Northwest Arkansas Injury and Disability Lawyer

    Northwest Arkansas Injury and Disability Lawyer
    Northwest Arkansas Injury and Disability Lawyer I am pleased to announce my new Arkansas office location (by appointment only) 609 SW 8th Street, Suite 600 Bentonville, Arkansas 72712 (across from Walmart headquarters) If you or someone you…
  • Apr 1

    Avvo rating

    Avvo rating
    Lawyer Jason Krebs | Top Attorney Car Accident Lawyer Jason Krebs | Top Attorney Workers Compensation The post Avvo rating appeared first on Krebs Law Firm.
  • Mar 31

    How to settle an Arkansas motorcycle accident case?

    How to settle an Arkansas motorcycle accident case?
    How to settle an Arkansas motorcycle accident case? You may be asking yourself, should I accept the offer an insurance company adjuster made me to settle my accident or talk to a lawyer? Here something to think about. I recently…
Rank this Week: 658

The Conference Room--Answers to…

The Conference Room--Answers to Questions on N.C. Law

Comments on North Carolina civil litigation and laws. By Bradley A. Coxe.

http://nclawyer.typepad.com/north_carolina_civil_litg/
  • Apr 1

    Have a Healthy and Effective Board

    Have a Healthy and Effective Board
    Attached is a Board Effectiveness Checklist from governance.pro that helps an organization determine if it is being as effective as it can be. The checklist applies to all types of organizations, so all the factors may not apply to every...
  • Mar 20

    What a jury doesn't hear

    What a jury doesn't hear
    An American judge talking to a lawyer. (Photo credit: Wikipedia) After every trial, I try to talk with the individual jurors who heard my case. It helps me as a trial lawyer determine what strategy and tactics worked and what...
  • Feb 10

    Ask a Lawyer Day

    Ask a Lawyer Day
    Last week I participated in the Ask a Lawyer Day program in Wilmington NC. This is similar to Justice4All program where local attorneys field legal questions for free from the general public. Oftentimes it involves explanations of legal…
Rank this Week: 720

Switchboard

Switchboard

Covers global warming, energy and climate issues, pollution and oil dependence. From the Natural Resources Defense Council.

http://switchboard.nrdc.org/
  • Apr 1

    Broad support for the US climate change commitment

    Broad support for the US climate change commitment
    Jake Schmidt, Director, International Program, Washington, DC: This post was co-written by Han Chen from NRDC. Yesterday, the White House submitted its formal proposal to cut U.S. emissions by 26-28 percent below 2005 levels…
  • Apr 1

    Spring has sprung on the farm in Nebraska

    Spring has sprung on the farm in Nebraska
    Claire O'Connor, Policy Analyst, Santa Monica: I traveled back to the Cornhusker State recently, and saw the clear signs of spring. The Sandhill Cranes were in the throes of their migration--a magnificent sight if you ever…
  • Apr 1

    California Counties Must Not Wait for Illusory State Protections from Fracking

    California Counties Must Not Wait for Illusory State Protections from Fracking
    Giulia C.S. Good Stefani, Attorney, Marine Mammal and Southern California Ecosystems Projects, Santa Monica: In a disappointing 3-2 vote, on Tuesday, March 17, the Board of Supervisors in Monterey County, California found…
Rank this Week: 416

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 168

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 1

    Silk Road Boss’ First Murder Attempt Was His Mentor’s Idea

    Silk Road Boss’ First Murder Attempt Was His Mentor’s Idea
    The allegation that the Silk Road’s Dread Pirate Roberts attempted to pay for six murders has loomed over the story of that massive online drug market. How could the pseudonymous figure preaching non-violent, libertarian ideals stoop to…
  • Apr 1

    New Obama Order Allows Sanctions Against Foreign Hacker

    New Obama Order Allows Sanctions Against Foreign Hacker
    The order is aimed primarily at state-sponsored actors and other hackers who are beyond the reach of law enforcement or diplomatic efforts. The post New Obama Order Allows Sanctions Against Foreign Hackers appeared first on WIRED.
  • Mar 30

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

    DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road
    Nearly 18 months after the Silk Road online drug market was busted by law enforcement, the criminal charges rippling out from the case have now come full circle. The post DEA Agent Charged With Acting as a Paid Mole for Silk Road appeared…
Rank this Week: 10

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
  • Apr 1

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Moulton

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Moulton
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – DANGEROUS DRUGS DA 13-0556, 2015 MT 97N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. MOSE DAVID MOULTON, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Mar 31

    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an…

    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – OTHER DA 14-0626, 2015 MT 96N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. BRYCE ALLAN SCHOLZ, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Mar 31

    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an…

    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – OTHER DA 14-0473, 2015 MT 95, IN RE PETITION OF MISSOULA COUNTY PUBLIC SCHOOLS, MISSOULA COUNTY, Petitioner and Appellee, v. BITTERROOT STAR, MISSOULA…
Rank this Week: 17

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Are you a Klingon or a Replicant? Do you work in IP? If so, read on

    Are you a Klingon or a Replicant? Do you work in IP? If so, read on
    Klingons: acceptance within the IP professions is a long and arduous Trek ..."It takes all sorts to make a world" runs the proverb. Much the same can be said of the community of good souls who make up the community of intellectual…
  • Apr 1

    BREAKING: Dutch court refers questions to CJEU on e-lending and digital exhaustion

    BREAKING: Dutch court refers questions to CJEU on e-lending and digital exhaustion
    Fancy a trip to Luxembourg?First of all, a kat-warning: this is not an April's Fool joke, also because how could you ever make copyright-related jokes? ;)A few months ago this very blog reported that a new reference to the Court of…
  • Apr 1

    BREAKING NEWS: It's official -- the law is an ASOS, or is it an ASSOS ...?

    BREAKING NEWS: It's official -- the law is an ASOS, or is it an ASSOS ...?
    "Is that ASOS,ASSOS, ASOSS ... ?"The battle between ASSOS and ASOS is the sort of thing that case note writers and legal bloggers dread: complex litigation involving two names that are so similar that it's easy to type the one place of the…
Rank this Week: 91

inversecondemnation.com

inversecondemnation.com

Recent developments and commentary on regulatory takings, eminent domain, inverse condemnation, property rights, and land use law. By Robert H. Thomas of Damon Key Leong Kupchak Hastert.

http://www.inversecondemnation.com/inversecondemnation/
  • Apr 1

    New Cert Petition: Property Owner Should Not Be Limited To "Whispering" Anti-Eminent Domain Message

    New Cert Petition: Property Owner Should Not Be Limited To "Whispering" Anti-Eminent Domain Message
    As we hoped it might, the Norfolk, Virginia property owner -- represented by the Institute for Justice -- who was on the losing side of the Fourth Circuit's 2-1 recent opinion in Central Radio Co. Inc. v. City of Norfolk, 776 F.3d 229 (4th…
  • Apr 1

    Recent California Court Of Appeal Regulatory Takings Opinion Should Be Published

    Recent California Court Of Appeal Regulatory Takings Opinion Should Be Published
    Here's the letter request which we sent today to the California Court of Appeal, Second Division, asking the court to publish its recent opinion in Brost v. City of Santa Barbara, No. B246153 (Mar. 25, 2015). In our post about the case, we…
  • Mar 30

    How Are They (I Mean *We*) Going To Pay For Honolulu's Rail?

    How Are They (I Mean *We*) Going To Pay For Honolulu's Rail?
    The short answer: taxes. There's been a lot of breathless reporting over the past couple of weeks about the skyrocketing cost of the 20-mile, 21-station Honolulu rail project. Cost estimates to build the line from Ewa to Ala Moana Center…
Rank this Week: 169

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

http://www.tradesecretslaw.com/
Rank this Week: 731

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys…

Thomas J. Henry Injury Attorneys Blawg

Covers drug recalls, defective products, auto accidents, trucking accidents, settlements, safety tips, new laws and regulations.

http://thomasjhenrylaw.com/blawg/
  • Apr 1

    San Antonio Man Killed Construction Accident

    San Antonio Man Killed Construction Accident
    An investigation has been opened into the death of a San Antonio construction worker who died after falling from a platform at a New Braunfels job site.
  • Apr 1

    Leander Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash

    Leander Man Killed in Motorcycle Crash
    A 19-year-old from Leander was fatally injured Monday night when his motorcycle collided with a sedan.
  • Apr 1

    1 Dead in Rayford Hit-and-Run

    1 Dead in Rayford Hit-and-Run
    One person was killed last Saturday as a result of a hit-and-run on the North Freeway near Rayford. Authorities are investigating.
Rank this Week: 391

New York Personal Injury Lawyer…

New York Personal Injury Lawyer Blog

By the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates.

http://www.newyorkpersonalinjurylawyer24-7blog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Frye v. United States...cont

    Frye v. United States...cont
    Dr. Neugebauer also reanalyzed the Borak study, using six bands rather than seven,7 extending four miles from the landfill center, and concluded that Borak's data also showed that the risk of ALL increased with proximity to the…
  • Mar 30

    Frye v. United States...cont

    Frye v. United States...cont
    This Court affirmed, rejecting the City's argument that the scientific methodologies employed by plaintiffs' experts were insufficient to establish that plaintiffs' cancers were caused by exposure to substances emanating from the…
  • Mar 28

    Frye v. United State

    Frye v. United State
    These consolidated actions are for personal injury and wrongful deaths allegedly arising from plaintiffs' exposure to hazardous substances emanating from the Pelham Bay landfill in the Bronx. On a previous appeal, affirming the denial of…
Rank this Week: 364

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Apr 1

    FINRA Fines Oppenheimer $2.5 million

    FINRA Fines Oppenheimer $2.5 million
    The Financial Industry Regulatory  Authority (FINRA) recently imposed a hefty fine on the broker dealer, Oppenheimer & Co. Inc, for failure to adequately supervise their employee Mark Hotton. The firm was fine $2.5 million and…
  • Mar 31

    Macquarie Capital fined over Puda Coal due diligence.

    Macquarie Capital fined over Puda Coal due diligence.
    Have you suffered losses investing in Puda Coal?  If so, the securities attorneys of The White Law Group may be able to help you recover those losses in a FINRA arbitration claim against the broker-dealer that recommended the investment…
  • Mar 30

    Three Brokerage Firms fined over supervisory failures.

    Three Brokerage Firms fined over supervisory failures.
    According to reports, the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority Inc. (Finra) recently issued six-figure fines to three brokerages for lapses in supervising reports to clients that summarize all their assets, including those not handled at…
Rank this Week: 425

Recording Industry vs The People

Recording Industry vs The People

Covers the RIAA's lawsuits of against ordinary working people.

http://recordingindustryvspeople.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th

    Arista v Grooveshark trial set to begin April 27th
    A trial date has been set in one of the Grooveshark cases, Arista v. Escape Media. The trial will begin Monday, April 27th, in the courtroom of Judge Thomas P. Griesa, room 26B, at the federal courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, New York…
  • Mar 27

    Aereo files for bankruptcy

    Aereo files for bankruptcy
    Well, it finally happened; Aereo has given up the ghost and filed for bankruptcy. It will be interesting to see whether the the content cartel will be satisfied at having put the company out of business, or will instead look for blood. March…
  • Sep 29

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case

    Individual defendants found liable in Grooveshark case
    In UMG Escape Media, the Court has granted summary judgment finding the individual defendants to be liable for copyright infringement. September 29, 2014, decision granting summary judgment against individual defendants Ray Beckerman, P.C.
Rank this Week: 289

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 1

    California governor orders mandatory water restrictions amid drought | Fox New

    California governor orders mandatory water restrictions amid drought | Fox New
    ECHO LAKE, Calif. – California Gov. Jerry Brown has ordered state officials to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history as the state grapples with a serious drought. via www.foxnews.com Dear oh dear.
  • Apr 1

    How RFRA Works, Explained In One Chart

    How RFRA Works, Explained In One Chart
    Despite the deliberate misinformation being spread by Leftist activists and their friends in the media, the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, or RFRA, is not a complicated law. It is not difficult to understand. It is not a blanket license…
  • Apr 1

    Getty grandson had restraining order against ex before death - NY Daily New

    Getty grandson had restraining order against ex before death - NY Daily New
    The grandson of oil tycoon J. Paul Getty, who was found dead and bleeding from his rectum in his L.A. home, claimed in court papers that Lanessa Grace DeJonge — the ex-girlfriend who reportedly found him dead — was using...
Rank this Week: 76

Paralegal Mentor

Paralegal Mentor

Covers resources, organizational tips, ethics issues for paralegals. By Vicki Voisin.

http://www.paralegalmentorblog.com/
  • Apr 1

    Follow us to this blog's new location on…

    Follow us to this blog's new location on the Paralegal Mentor website!Just a quick note to let everyone know to change their bookmarks for this blog. The Paralegal Mentor Blog is now a part of The Paralegal Mentor website. You can find it at…
  • Mar 11

    How Do You Define "Office"?

    How Do You Define "Office"?
    What does the word "office mean to you?Is it just space you're occupying while you wait for something better to come along ... or until it's time to retire?Is it just a place to go each day, put in the required hours, do the necessary work,…
  • Mar 10

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List

    Five Law Firms Named to Fortune Magazine Top 100 List
    Fortune magazine has released its latest list of the 100 Best Companies to Work For.  Fortune based its rankings on a survey sent to a random sample of employees, as well as a "culture audit" that gathers information about pay, benefits…
Rank this Week: 803

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Apr 1

    Hull on Estates #412 – Will drafting at Walmart

    Hull on Estates #412 – Will drafting at Walmart
    Listen to Hull on Estates #412 – Will drafting at Walmart This week on Hull on Estates, Natalia Angelini and Stuart Clark discuss the recent article from Precedent Magazine outlining the growth of legal services (including estate…
  • Apr 1

    $99 Wills – Are They Worth It?

    $99 Wills – Are They Worth It?
    In April of last year, Suzana Popovic-Montag wrote a blog about Axess Law (“Axess”), which opened up shop providing legal services, including will drafting, in three Greater Toronto Area Walmart stores. Since then, Axess has…
  • Mar 31

    Inheritance Tax Debates Continue

    Inheritance Tax Debates Continue
    President Obama has recently revealed plans to increase inheritance taxes payable by Americans with high-value estates.  His proposal increases the tax rate applied to estates of sizes greater than $5,430,000.00 from 40% to 68% of the…
Rank this Week: 675

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/
  • Apr 1

    Ongoing conflicts over campus speech

    Ongoing conflicts over campus speech
    Short story in the Chronicle of Higher Ed on various new controversies over offensive speech on college campuses, including at Oklahoma, Penn State, Maryland, Bucknell, and Mary Washington. I would suggest the last two paragraphs, involving…
  • Apr 1

    Rotation

    Rotation
    Welcome to April. Thanks to our March visitors, some of whom may be sticking around for the remainder of this week to tie-up loose ends. And welcome to our April slate of visitors--Carissa Hessick (Utah), Tung Yin (Lewis & Clark), Amy…
  • Mar 31

    <em>Armstrong</em>: Is Utterly Disingenuous Statutory Interpretation Ever Worth It?

    &lt;em&gt;Armstrong&lt;/em&gt;: Is Utterly Disingenuous Statutory Interpretation Ever Worth It?
    Howard already promised that my reaction to today's Supreme Court decision in Armstrong v. Exceptional Child Center would be "blistering," and I'd hate to disappoint. In a nutshell, a 5-4 conservative majority (the usual suspects,…
Rank this Week: 54

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 1

    Repeal, Lawsuit Pose Challenge to FATCA

    Repeal, Lawsuit Pose Challenge to FATCA
    Wall Street Journal editorial, Checking the IRS Overseas: Senator Rand Paul this month introduced a bill to repeal Fatca, and a coalition of U.S. taxpayers will soon challenge its constitutionality in federal court. ... Fatca has created a…
  • Apr 1

    Ohio State's New Logo: Everything Is for Sale!

    Ohio State's New Logo: Everything Is for Sale!
    Chronicle of Higher Education op-ed: Welcome to Ohio State, Where It Is All For Sale, by Steven Conn (Department of History, Ohio State): I'm excited to announce that my university has changed its motto. Out with the old and in with: “Omnia…
  • Apr 1

    Robson: Enhancing Reciprocal Synergies Between Teaching and Scholarship

    Robson: Enhancing Reciprocal Synergies Between Teaching and Scholarship
    Ruthann Robson (CUNY), Enhancing Reciprocal Synergies between Teaching and Scholarship, 64 J. Legal Educ. 480 (2015): This essay confronts the canard that one can be a good law teacher or a good legal scholar, but not both. It contends that…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Apr 1

    Another federal court rejects the usual food law defense

    Another federal court rejects the usual food law defense
    by Steve Gardner On March 31, another federal court rejected another a motion to dismiss another “natural” claims lawsuit. Download here: Langan v J&J. The first paragraph of the opinion does at least as good a job as I…
  • Apr 1

    First comprehensive state occupational safety/health standard database

    First comprehensive state occupational safety/health standard database
    A new public safety tool is now available: an online database of state worker health and safety requirements in the 25 states with a federally-approved occupational safety and health enforcement agency. The database was created by Public…
  • Mar 31

    Settlement in currency trading case

    Settlement in currency trading case
    As the New York Times reported earlier this month, The Bank of New York Mellon will pay $714 million to settle accusations that it cheated government pension funds and other investors for more than a decade, federal and state authorities...
Rank this Week: 45

DadsDivorce

DadsDivorce

Provides information for men at all stages of divorce.

http://www.dadsdivorce.com/articles/
  • Apr 1

    DadsDivorce LIVE: The Forgotten Victim Of Domestic Violence

    DadsDivorce LIVE: The Forgotten Victim Of Domestic Violence
    Although the issue of domestic violence has been brought to the forefront recently, there is still an often overlooked victim that frequently finds a lack of resources and adequate support when faced with domestic abuse. The majority of…
  • Mar 31

    Who Decides A Child’s Religion After Divorce?

    Who Decides A Child’s Religion After Divorce?
    Over the last 30 years, the number of custody disputes involving religion has exploded. In previous generations, sole custody was almost always awarded to the mother, who would have the right to determine the child’s religious…
  • Mar 30

    Sorting Out Inheritances During Divorce

    Sorting Out Inheritances During Divorce
    Question: My wife is hinting at a divorce and I don’t want to fight her. For the last six years we have been living off her inheritance she received when her father passed away. Most of that is in investment accounts, most of which are…
Rank this Week: 93

nearlylegal

nearlylegal

Covers housing law, legal aid and other topics.

http://nearlylegal.co.uk/blog
  • Apr 1

    Job Ad

    Job Ad
    Zacchaeus 2000 Trust Senior Casework Manager An exciting new opportunity in advice work has arrived! We are now recruiting for a Senior Casework Manager to lead our casework team. Responsible to: Chief Executive Officer Hours of work: Full…
  • Mar 30

    Discretionary Housing Payments – the trouble with DLA.

    Discretionary Housing Payments – the trouble with DLA.
    Hardy, R (on the application of) v Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council [2015] EWHC 890 Oh, we have been waiting for this one. According to DWP survey evidence, some 75% of Councils take Disability Living Allowance into account as income…
  • Mar 29

    No comment

    No comment
    Bounce message received for one of our email updates. I think it was this one (in which I tried so hard not to swear, but may have said damn. Also I mentioned Grayling). “Message blocked due to profanity content. Working with…
Rank this Week: 547

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

Covers marketing, productivity, personal development, and wealth creation.

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Apr 1

    How to earn more by working le

    How to earn more by working le
    No doubt you’ve heard of Parkinson’s Law, which says that, “Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion”. Translation: most people waste time. You can get more done in less time by allocating less…
  • Mar 31

    I’d love to interview you

    I’d love to interview you
    You get an email from an admirer. Someone who reads your blog, gets your newsletter, or sees your social media posts. Or someone who heard you speak and thought you were the bees knees. They have their own blog or newsletter, and they want to…
  • Mar 30

    Are you picking up what I’m laying down?

    Are you picking up what I’m laying down?
    What do you do when a client doesn’t follow your advice? I was discussing this with a subscriber-friend via email recently. He said: “You fire them. . . I can get clients who make me happy. If a client makes me unhappy for an…
Rank this Week: 987

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 812

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 1

    Antitrust and Patent Issues, Part II - CPI Antitrust Chronicle Spring 2015, Volume 3 Number 2

    Antitrust and Patent Issues, Part II - CPI Antitrust Chronicle Spring 2015, Volume 3 Number 2
    We're still swimming in the murky waters of patents in this second of two issues on antitrust and patents, compiled with Danny Sokol's guidance. These articles continue exploring the turmoil with in-depth analyses on, among other issues, the…
  • Apr 1

    Turkish leniency programme: a critical review

    Turkish leniency programme: a critical review
    Meltem Bagis Akkaya, Chief Competition Expert, Turkish Competition Authority offers Turkish leniency programme: a critical review. ABSTRACT: Leniency programmes represent an effective, and often the only, tool for detecting secret…
  • Apr 1

    Bank Competition, Welfare and Stability: The Interplay Between Loan and Deposit Market

    Bank Competition, Welfare and Stability: The Interplay Between Loan and Deposit Market
    Stefan Arping, University of Amsterdam Business School; Tinbergen Institute Bank explores Competition, Welfare and Stability: The Interplay Between Loan and Deposit Markets. ABSTRACT: I devise a model of imperfect competition in banking,…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Apr 1

    Amar on Constitutional Innuendo

    Amar on Constitutional Innuendo
    Akhil Reed Amar (Yale University) has posted Constitutional Innuendo on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In prior work, I have established two guiding principles for gleaning the one true meaning of the Constitution of the United States. The first…
  • Apr 1

    Hasen on Voting Fraud

    Hasen on Voting Fraud
    Richard L. Hasen (U.C. Irvine Law) has posted The Case for Fraud on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Laws designed to reduce the level of voter fraud are flawed at multiple levels. There is no good empirical evidence that voter...
  • Apr 1

    Ackerman on Narrative Prophecy

    Ackerman on Narrative Prophecy
    Bruce Ackerman (Yale Law School) has posted Narrative Prophecy and the Next Constitutional Moment on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the first three volumes of “We the People,” Professor Ackerman has developed a dualist narrative of the…
Rank this Week: 47