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SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 10

The Finn Blog

The Finn Blog

Covers structured settlements and related products and services from the insurance and legal communities.

http://www.finnfinancialgroup.com/learn-more/blog/
  • Jun 28

    Brexit, Stage Left

    Brexit, Stage Left
    June 28, 2016– Financial markets like predictability. So when voters in the United Kingdom decided to pull a Snagglepuss by telling the European Union they were going it alone, the financial markets reacted accordingly. They went…
  • Jun 13

    Fast Annuity Stat

    Fast Annuity Stat
    June 13, 2016 – Some quick statistics we singled out from among the Key Findings of the 2013 Survey of Owners of Individual Annuity Contracts, conducted jointly by The Gallup Organization and Matthew Greenwald & Associates for The…
  • Jun 3

    Dream On, Don

    Dream On, Don
    June 3, 2016 – It’s been less than a week since I read about the abrupt death of one of the structured settlement industry’s greatest champions Don McNay and I’m still struggling to come to grips with this tragic news.…
Rank this Week: 563

Reinsurance Law Blog

Reinsurance Law Blog

Covers insurance bad faith. By Stauffer Nathan.

http://reinsurance.staufferlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 823

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jun 28

    Final SCOTUS order list has nine Mathis GVRs ... and I suspect hundreds more cases will be impacted

    Final SCOTUS order list has nine Mathis GVRs ... and I suspect hundreds more cases will be impacted
    The Supreme Court this morning finished up its work before heading out on summer vacation by issuing this order list. Though the Justices granted review in eight new cases, none appear to involve criminal justice issues. But the order list...
  • Jun 28

    Overview of state-level sentencing and criminal justice reform development

    Overview of state-level sentencing and criminal justice reform development
    The Pew Charitable Trusts has this new Stateline report headlined "Prisons, Policing at Forefront of State Criminal Justice Action." Here are excertps: Faced with overcrowded prisons and evidence that lengthy sentences don’t deter…
  • Jun 28

    "The Criminal Justice Black Box"

    "The Criminal Justice Black Box"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Samuel Wiseman and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Big data” — the collection and statistical analysis of numerous digital data points —...
Rank this Week: 539

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/
  • Jun 28

    [Ilya Somin] Jacob Levy’s libertarian critique of Brexit

    [Ilya Somin] Jacob Levy’s libertarian critique of Brexit
    The debate over Brexit has divided libertarians and other free market advocates in both the US and the UK. Those who view Brexit with skepticism (myself included), emphasize its potential negative effects on free trade and migration. But…
  • Jun 28

    [Eugene Volokh] Idaho federal prosecutor issues follow-up statement about Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy

    [Eugene Volokh] Idaho federal prosecutor issues follow-up statement about Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy
    1. As I mentioned Sunday, Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson — the chief federal prosecutor in Idaho — released a statement prompted by the Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy. On June 2, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly…
  • Jun 28

    [Eugene Volokh] Alexander Hamilton, the truth and freedom of the pre

    [Eugene Volokh] Alexander Hamilton, the truth and freedom of the pre
    Alexander Hamilton, by John Trumbull (based on 1801 Giuseppe Ceracchi work); now in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. (National Archives) Alexander Hamilton is much in people’s minds these days. But…
Rank this Week: 5

Financial Counsel

Financial Counsel

Covers compliance, employment and industry intelligence for investment professionals and investment, planning and regulatory intelligence for investors. By James J. Eccleston.

http://financialcounselblog.com
  • Jun 28

    After Ex-Wife Empties his IRA, Client Wins $400K in Damages from Wells Fargo

    After Ex-Wife Empties his IRA, Client Wins $400K in Damages from Wells Fargo
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:FINRA has awarded Mark Schroeder, a doctor in St. Louis, who opened his IRA with A.G. Edwards in 1999 (Edwards later merged with Wells Fargo), more than $400,000 because Wells Fargo…
  • Jun 27

    The Reality of Investment Risk

    The Reality of Investment Risk
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:Risk is the possibility that a negative financial outcome that matters to you might occur. Unfortunately, there always will be risks involved when making investments in stocks, bonds and…
  • Jun 23

    DiCaprio To Testify In ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Suit

    DiCaprio To Testify In ‘Wolf Of Wall Street’ Suit
    From the Desk of Jim Eccleston at Eccleston Law LLC:A federal judge ordered actor Leonardo DiCaprio to be deposed because of his role in the Academy Award nominated film “The Wolf of Wall Street.” Andrew Greene, the plaintiff in…
Rank this Week: 455

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Fred Kaplan

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Fred Kaplan
    Was Iran’s cyberattack that bricked vast numbers of Saudi Aramco computers justified by a similar attack on the National Iranian Oil Company a few months’ earlier? Does NSA have the ability to “replay” and attribute…
  • Jun 28

    New Material Support Indictments, Same Old Story

    New Material Support Indictments, Same Old Story
    Last week, the FBI arrested an 18-year-old as he boarded a Greyhound bus in Indianapolis, according to the Justice Department’s press release. The complaint charges Akram Musleh with providing material support to ISIL. More…
  • Jun 28

    Today's Headlines and Commenary

    Today's Headlines and Commenary
    A day after the Lebanese village of Qaa was hit by two waves of suicide bombers, Lebanese troops carried out massive security sweeps throughout the country, detaining 103 Syrians for illegal entry. The measure comes at a time of heightened…
Rank this Week: 920

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jun 28

    Trump on Trade Policy

    Trump on Trade Policy
    Donald Trump just gave a speech on trade policy. It's full of nonsense, but honestly, it's not much different than you would hear from other politicians (many Democrats and some Republicans). Here are his recommendations for change: There is…
  • Jun 28

    Pauwelyn, Guzman & Hillman: International Trade Law, 3rd ed. (2016) Now Out !

    Pauwelyn, Guzman & Hillman: International Trade Law, 3rd ed. (2016) Now Out !
    For people teaching WTO/international trade law, and still looking for a book to work with, the latest edition of my case book, International Trade Law, is now out. The main addition, compared to the second edition (2012), is a third...
  • Jun 27

    When Can the UK Negotiate Its Own Trade Agreements?

    When Can the UK Negotiate Its Own Trade Agreements?
    Prior to the vote, I wasn't paying much attention to Brexit. Like many people, I didn't think Leave would happen. I was wrong, and now I'm trying to play catch up on the issue! I've seen it said that Article...
Rank this Week: 494

Rubin on Tax

Rubin on Tax

Covers tax and legal issues relating to federal and Florida tax, estate planning, probate, and business matters. By Charles Rubin.

http://rubinontax.floridatax.com/
Rank this Week: 864

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jun 28

    DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program

    DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program
    As many of us are aware, the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor operates a superb honors program for attorneys. The program is seeking to add about ten new lawyers who would start in the Fall of...
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case
    A twofer from the Supreme Court already this week. First, on Monday, the Court granted cert. in NLRB v. SW General. The case addresses the question whether an individual can continue serving as an acting official once he or she...
  • Jun 19

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period
    While mandatory arbitration agreements have gotten the most attention as methods of shielding employers from court suits, other employers have made a different choice -- using contracts with their employees to shorten the otherwise applicable…
Rank this Week: 100

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Jun 28

    Defendant Holds Himself in Contempt (And It’s the Only Thing He Did Right)

    Defendant Holds Himself in Contempt (And It’s the Only Thing He Did Right)
    He also convinced the judge to do it, just for good measure.        Related StoriesNOTE: Don't Wear Pajamas to Court 
  • Jun 25

    Assorted Stupidity #91

    Assorted Stupidity #91
    In this edition: Brexit may have involved Bruninformed voting; an interesting stress reaction; Oklahoma police *may* let you keep your own money; and yet another Facebook-admission case.        Related…
  • Jun 21

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify

    IndyCampers Not Allowed to Call Queen Elizabeth to Testify
    She'd have destroyed them on cross-examination anyway.        Related StoriesSovereign Citizens Also Bothering ScotlandIs It Illegal to Use a Legal Name?Dachshund Racing Declared Illegal in Idaho 
Rank this Week: 233

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 29

Employers' Lawyers

Employers' Lawyers

Provides best practice tips, checklists and updates designed to keep organizations of all sizes in compliance with federal and state employment laws. By Holland & Hart.

http://www.employerslawyersblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    MSHA Proposes Rule On Workplace Examinations At U.S. Metal and Nonmetal Mine

    MSHA Proposes Rule On Workplace Examinations At U.S. Metal and Nonmetal Mine
    By Matt Linton The Department of Labor’s Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) recently proposed a rule changing its standards for metal and nonmetal workplace examinations. Under the Federal Mine Safety and Health Act of 1977, mine…
  • Jun 24

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court

    Obama’s Immigration Policy Blocked Due to Equally Divided Supreme Court
    By Roger Tsai A 4-to-4 decision by the Supreme Court on a challenge to President Obama’s immigration reform policy means that the policy continues to be blocked, disappointing five million undocumented immigrants who had hoped to stay and…
  • Jun 23

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court

    Affirmative Action Policy Upheld By Supreme Court
    By R. Calder Huntington Race may be taken into account when public universities and colleges admit students, ruled the U.S. Supreme Court today. For the second time, the Court was asked to decide whether the University of Texas at Austin’s…
Rank this Week: 528

Southern California Appellate News

Southern California Appellate News

Features news and resources for the Southern California appellate lawyer. By Nate Scott.

http://socal-appellate.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Appellate Specialist appointed to LASC

    Appellate Specialist appointed to LASC
    Governor Brown Appoints Seven to Los Angeles County Superior CourtSACRAMENTO – Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. today announced the appointment of Maria Andrea Davalos, Dean Hansell, David E. Hizami, Lisa R.…
  • Jun 28

    It's like this...

    It's like this...
    Law360: Improve Analogies For Better Legal Briefs, Paper SaysAnalogies are a critical writing device in legal briefs, given the reliance of the U.S. legal system on precedent, but most attorneys aren’t using them to their full…
  • Jun 27

    Gilbert on Verdi and Strepponi

    Gilbert on Verdi and Strepponi
    Today's DJ reports on LACBA's Outstanding Jurist Award presented to PJ Gilbert last week in LACBA installs new officers, honors Gilbert, Kuehl; Margaret Stevens takes the reins after tough year. The article does not mention how, when…
Rank this Week: 313

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 28

    Law in Support of Preliminary Injunction Against North Dakota Voter ID Law

    Law in Support of Preliminary Injunction Against North Dakota Voter ID Law
    Link to press release from NARF here. Download Plaintiffs’ Memorandum in Support here. Link to previous coverage here.
  • Jun 28

    Updated ICWA Defense Project Memo

    Updated ICWA Defense Project Memo
    The ICWA Defense Project (NCAI, NARF, NICWA, and ICWA Appellate Project) has updated the memo detailing the various federal court challenges to ICWA. Here. On February 25, 2015, the Bureau of Indian Affairs (BIA) published revisions to the…
  • Jun 28

    White Earth Descendant Selected for Minnesota Supreme Court

    White Earth Descendant Selected for Minnesota Supreme Court
    Congratulations Judge Anne McKeig Link to full article here From the article: Gov. Mark Dayton has selected Fourth Judicial District Judge Anne McKeig as the next Supreme Court justice, giving the state’s highest court its first…
Rank this Week: 361

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

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

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Jun 28

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination

    No Forced “Consent” When Attending Court Ordered Medical Examination
    Although there are conflicting authorities on the subject in British Columbia, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, finding it is not appropriate for a Court to order a Plaintiff to sign a…
  • Jun 27

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury

    $80,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for Permanent, Partially Disabling Shoulder Injury
    Adding to this site’s archives of pain and suffering awards for shoulder injuries, reasons for judgement were released this week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages at $80,000 for a permanent,…
  • Jun 27

    $265,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder

    $265,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for PTSD and Major Depressive Disorder
    In what is one of the highest non-pecuniary awards in Canadian history for psychiatric injuries, reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary damages of $265,000 for…
Rank this Week: 91

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Boston Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers topics such as felonies, violent crime, assault and battery, drug offenses, as well as wrongful convictions. By Altman & Altman.

http://www.bostoncriminallawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 270

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 28

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping
    McDonnell v. United States and Arthur Andersen v. United States are remarkably similar Supreme Court reversals. In both cases, aggressive federal prosecutors pushed obviously dubious jury instructions on all-too-willing federal district…
  • Jun 27

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?
    The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the convictions from former Governor Robert McDonnell's case this morning in a unanimous decision, finding that "hosting an event, meeting with other officials, or speaking with interested parties…
  • Jun 27

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction Vacated and Remanded- Analysi

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction Vacated and Remanded- Analysi
    It was the last decision issued by the US Supreme Court this term, and an important one for many. The Supreme Court vacated and remanded former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's conviction (see here). It was a unanimous decision - a...
Rank this Week: 676

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jun 28

    Institutionalists v. "Insurrectionists"

    Institutionalists v. "Insurrectionists"
    Today on Kagro in the Morning, in the midst of a discussion with David Waldman on the Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Women’s Health v Hellerstedt (PDF) (discussion begins (begins at 46 minute mark of the discussion linked…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Strikes Down TX Abortion Restriction
    The Supreme Court ruled today that a Texas law limiting access to abortions was unconstitutional: The Supreme Court’s 5 to 3 decision ruled unconstitutional a 2013 Texas law that required all abortion providers to meet ambulatory…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Court Vacates Conviction of VA Ex-Gov McDonell

    Supreme Court Vacates Conviction of VA Ex-Gov McDonell
    The Supreme Court has vacated the conviction of Former Virginia Gov. Robert McDonnell: A jury in September 2014 found unanimously that McDonnell used the governor’s office to help Jonnie R. Williams Sr., a wealthy dietary…
Rank this Week: 2

UK Human Rights Blog

UK Human Rights Blog

Covers UK and European human rights cases and laws. By 1 Crown Office Row.

http://ukhumanrightsblog.com
  • Jun 28

    One trade freedom we could do without

    One trade freedom we could do without
    Supporters of Brexit and campaigners for animal welfare are not natural bedfellows. And indeed my quick poll of the intuitive reaction to Thursday’s vote revealed anxiety about a future race to the bottom in terms of welfare standards…
  • Jun 28

    Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic?

    Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic?
    It is only four days since the UK public narrowly voted to leave the European Union. A lot of people are now arguing for a second referendum. But would that be democratic?  Like many people who voted to remain, I have been feeling down…
  • Jun 28

    Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic?

    Would a second EU referendum be undemocratic?
    It is only four days since the UK public narrowly voted to leave the European Union. A lot of people are now arguing for a second referendum. But would that be democratic?  Like many people who voted to remain, I have been feeling down…
Rank this Week: 37

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 28

    Trump Reveals What He Really Cares About, and It Is Not American Greatne

    Trump Reveals What He Really Cares About, and It Is Not American Greatne
    by Neil H. BuchananWhy, really, is Donald Trump still running for president?  Many commentators have opined that he surprised himself with his success, that he was originally following the same strategy as the other no-chance candidates…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Ghosts, Snake Oil Originalism, and the 2015-2016 Term

    Supreme Ghosts, Snake Oil Originalism, and the 2015-2016 Term
    By Eric SegallThe Supreme Court of the United States wrestled with fascinating and at times even bizarre questions this term: Could Texas pass non-medically necessary laws regulating many of its abortion clinics out of existence (short and…
  • Jun 27

    United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence

    United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence
    By Anil Kalhan It may be tempting to regard the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision last week in United States v. Texas, the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration initiatives, as something of a…
Rank this Week: 268

LegalMatch Law Blog

LegalMatch Law Blog

http://lawblog.legalmatch.com
  • Jun 28

    Understanding Hate Crime Law in the Wake of Orlando

    Understanding Hate Crime Law in the Wake of Orlando
    The recent attack on the Pulse nightclub in Orlando was the deadliest shooting in U.S. history. It was also motivated by hatred against the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) community—a community that is already under…
  • Jun 27

    Employers On the Hook for Caregiver Discrimination

    Employers On the Hook for Caregiver Discrimination
    Employees are winning discrimination cases against their employees based on family care discrimination, which has increased by 269% in the last decade alone.  Of the lawsuits filed within that time frame, nearly $500 million has been…
  • Jun 24

    Tragedy Sparks Gun-Control Policy Change for Government’s No Fly List

    Tragedy Sparks Gun-Control Policy Change for Government’s No Fly List
    It’s no surprise that the tragedy of the recent Orlando massacre sparks yet another heated political debate on our country’s gun-control policy. If you’ve been following recent news, presidential candidates have both…
Rank this Week: 971

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number

    HIPAA Enforcement Actions by the Number
    Protecting patient information is a central duty for both covered entities and business associates under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).  Should a HIPAA-subject entity ever fail to protect patient…
  • Jun 16

    FTC Settles Case against Vulcun for Force-Installing App

    FTC Settles Case against Vulcun for Force-Installing App
    On May 10, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced it had approved an order with General Workings, Inc., d/b/a “Vulcun,” settling charges that the company violated the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act) when it replaced a…
  • Jun 15

    Credit Card Data Breaches: Protecting Against Surprise

    Credit Card Data Breaches: Protecting Against Surprise
    For retailers, the costs involved with a credit card data breach go well beyond the immediate needs of retaining a privileged forensic investigator, hiring outside counsel and public relations and crisis management advisors, and notifying…
Rank this Week: 837

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    A possible way for a non-EU UK to participate in the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court?

    A possible way for a non-EU UK to participate in the Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court?
    The IPKat is delighted to receive this paper from Prof. Dr. Winfried Tilmann of Hogan Lovells which suggests that it might be possible for the UK, post-Brexit, to nevertheless be involved in the Unitary Patent (European Patent with…
  • Jun 28

    EU Trade Mark Owners: Article 28 declarations – have you filed yours yet?

    EU Trade Mark Owners: Article 28 declarations – have you filed yours yet?
    Former Guest Kat, Darren Meale, of Simmons & Simmons, London, continues to share his thoughts about Article 28 declarations.  Over from one Darren to another...Like thisand this, this one is about Article 28 declarations. Those…
  • Jun 27

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week
    Is it safe to come out yet?You could be forgiven for being too distracted by the last week of news to catch up with IPKat... but not to worry! Never Too Late 102 is here with what you missed.*  Neighbouring rights for publishers:…
Rank this Week: 128

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 47

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
  • Jun 28

    U.S. Corporations in Myanmar Asked to Come Clean

    U.S. Corporations in Myanmar Asked to Come Clean
    For many people around the world, their most direct contact with the United States is through the operations of American corporations. So it is in our interest that these companies respect human rights.
  • Jun 24

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride

    Orgullo: Mexico City Pride
    By Jesús Canchola Sánchez June 25 marks the 38th Pride march in Mexico City. “It is the most important space for the LGBT movement each year. It is a space of dissidence and celebration. It represents for many the only…
  • Jun 20

    It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!

    It’s time to make basic protections for women refugees a priority!
    Women refugees have been intimidated, leered at, and targeted by smugglers, uniformed guards, and fellow refugees along their arduous journey.
Rank this Week: 46

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
Rank this Week: 44

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 990

Maritime Law Blog

Maritime Law Blog

Covers cruise ship passenger and crew member injuries, boating injuries, yachting injuries and commercial fishermen claims. By Brais Brais & Rusak.

http://www.maritimelawblog.net/
  • Jun 28

    One Dead Two Injured in St. Lucie County Boating Accident

    One Dead Two Injured in St. Lucie County Boating Accident
    One man has died from injuries after a boating accident in St. Lucie County, Florida. According to a Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) report, 20-year-old Dominic Dragan was operating a 20 foot center console Pathfinder…
  • Jun 28

    A Legal Approach to Florida Boat Run-Over Injurie

    A Legal Approach to Florida Boat Run-Over Injurie
    Injuries caused by boat run overs occur with some regularity in Florida. Just in the past week, Logan Farquhar of St. Augustine lost his leg when he and four others in a fishing boat were run over in the Tolomato River by a ski boat. …
  • Jun 27

    St. Augustine, Florida Man Loses Leg in Boating Accident

    St. Augustine, Florida Man Loses Leg in Boating Accident
    St. Augustine, Florida Man, Logan Farquhar, was fishing with his fiancée Billie Inman and two others when a large ski boat ran them over near the Vilano Bridge on the Tolomato River on the night of June 25th. Inman told News4Jax…
Rank this Week: 761

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Lawsuit Finance Blog

Covers lawsuit funding. By Lawsuit Financial Corp.

http://www.lawsuitfinanceblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Five Family Members killed After Van Collides With Amtrak Train

    Five Family Members killed After Van Collides With Amtrak Train
    Five people were killed when their van was hit by a train. According to the Colorado State Patrol, the driver of the van failed to yield the right of way to the train. The van was not stopped on the tracks. The driver and four passengers were…
  • Jun 23

    Alcohol and Speed Factors in Fatal New York Crash

    Alcohol and Speed Factors in Fatal New York Crash
    A driver lost control of his vehicle, jumped the curb and slammed into a fire hydrant, killing his passenger and seriously injuring himself. The impact was so powerful that the vehicle was nearly torn in half and the fire hydrant wound up in…
  • Jun 22

    Victims of Hit-and-Run Accident Can Ease Financial Burdens with Lawsuit Funding

    Victims of Hit-and-Run Accident Can Ease Financial Burdens with Lawsuit Funding
    Two teens reportedly slipped out of school unnoticed, stole an unlocked vehicle and started cruising the streets of Camden, New Jersey. At some point, the car was reported stolen. Before police caught the boys, the 16-year-old driver hit a…
Rank this Week: 924

South Florida Criminal Attorneys…

South Florida Criminal Attorneys Blog

Covers Florida criminal defense and criminal law news. By Michael B. Cohen.

http://www.southfloridacriminalattorneysblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted

    First of Six Arrested under New Human Trafficking Laws Convicted
    In 2014, new laws regarding the crime of human trafficking were passed by the Florida legislature and signed into law by Governor Rick Scott. The criminal aspect of these new laws were tested for the first time earlier last month (May 2016)…
  • May 10

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction

    South Florida Synthetic Drug Importation Trial Finally Ends with a Conviction
    A one-time law student was convicted of conspiracy to import and possess with intent to distribute a controlled substance in association with the role he played in a drug ring that used the Internet to order synthetic chemicals from China and…
  • Apr 18

    Miramar Men Report Home Invasion; Arrested for $100 Million ID Theft Fraud

    Miramar Men Report Home Invasion; Arrested for $100 Million ID Theft Fraud
    Many people are arrested by police when suspicions are raised in cases when they’re pulled over for simple traffic stops. This also frequently happens when law enforcement is given access to people’s homes for indeterminate…
Rank this Week: 904

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
  • Jun 28

    Mississippi Gov. Calls Special Session

    Mississippi Gov. Calls Special Session
    Gov. Phil Bryant has called a special session for June 28, 2016. The Governor is asking lawmakers to give him Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 28

    Kansas Special Session Comes to a Close

    Kansas Special Session Comes to a Close
    The Legislature’s special session has come to an end after lawmakers reached an agreement on school finance. After meeting for Continued on Next Page
  • Jun 28

    Rebecca South Receives ‘2016 Distinguished Member Award’ from WGR

    Rebecca South Receives ‘2016 Distinguished Member Award’ from WGR
    Rebecca South, Federal Compliance Associate at State and Federal Communications, has been selected by Women in Government Relations (WGR) as Continued on Next Page
Rank this Week: 551

Family Law Blog

Family Law Blog

Covers California family law. By Claery & Green.

http://www.claerygreen.com/Family-Law-Blog.aspx
  • Jun 28

    California Child Support Basic

    California Child Support Basic
    Under California law, both parents are expected to financially support their child, even after a legal separation or divorce. In the event that a couple splits up or files for divorce, one of the parents will be expected to pay child…
  • Jun 20

    Establishing a Parenting Plan

    Establishing a Parenting Plan
    If you are a parent who is getting a divorce, one of the most important aspects of your divorce will be child custody, and this will be addressed in a “parenting plan.” In California, divorcing parents must create a…
  • Jun 15

    Should I Move Out of the Marital Home?

    Should I Move Out of the Marital Home?
    When people file for divorce, it’s not uncommon for them to wonder if moving out of the marital home would have any impact on their divorce proceedings. People commonly, and mistakenly believe that moving out of the marital home…
Rank this Week: 634

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 343

Greenversations

Greenversations

Official blog of US EPA.

http://blog.epa.gov/blog
  • Jun 28

    Communities and Schools: Your Ash Trees are on the Menu

    Communities and Schools: Your Ash Trees are on the Menu
    By Marcia Anderson I was recently in a conference of Certified Tree Experts representing many northeast and north-central states to discuss the invasion and progressive devastation of our nation’s ash trees by the emerald ash borer.…
  • Jun 28

    E-Manifest: Sustaining the e-Manifest National System through User Fee

    E-Manifest: Sustaining the e-Manifest National System through User Fee
    By Mathy Stanislaus Recently, I blogged about the selection of members for our e-Manifest Advisory Board, an exciting step in the creation of an electronic system for tracking hazardous waste shipments from “cradle-to-grave.” This…
  • Jun 28

    Check out EJSCREEN 2016!

    Check out EJSCREEN 2016!
    By Matthew Tejada When I travel the country for work, I have the privilege of meeting incredible people who work tirelessly to protect overburdened communities and bring in more resources and opportunities to their neighborhoods. From my own…
Rank this Week: 122

Tort Talk

Tort Talk

Provides updates and trends in Pennsylvania civil litigation law. By Daniel E. Cummins.

http://www.torttalk.com/
Rank this Week: 302

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Lighthouse = wet foot

    Lighthouse = wet foot
    Interesting decision by Judge Gayles.  Via the Miami Herald:After more than five weeks bobbing offshore in a Coast Guard cutter, 21 Cuban migrants are headed back to Cuban soil. Federal Judge Darrin Gayles ruled Tuesday that the…
  • Jun 26

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper

    Supreme Court to end Term on a whimper
    It's partly because there's only 8 Justices (see, e.g., the immigration case).  It's partly because the Court didn't have as many cases as usual (and even that's been very low in recent years).  And it's partly because the Court…
  • Jun 22

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock

    En banc argument in Docs v. Glock
    You remember the case.  It's the law Judge Cooke struck down and then the 11th Circuit reversed 2-1 (the opinion was amended 3 times before the court took the case en banc).  The AJC covers it here:Several of the 11 judges on the…
Rank this Week: 146

The Attorney Marketing Center

The Attorney Marketing Center

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

http://www.attorneymarketing.com
  • Jun 28

    The hidden value of content marketing

    The hidden value of content marketing
    Education based marketing means providing prospective clients with information about their problems and the available solutions. As they contemplate the severity of the issues and the nuances of the solutions, they get closer to hiring a…
  • Jun 27

    Is your wicked past hurting your career?

    Is your wicked past hurting your career?
    Last night my wife and I watched the 1955 version of “To Catch a Thief” starring Cary Grant and Grace Kelly and directed by Alfred Hitchcock. It’s an enjoyable diversion, even if just for the scenic French landscapes…
  • Jun 24

    Are you yelp-proofing your practice?

    Are you yelp-proofing your practice?
    The other day our washing machine decided it needed to go on vacation and stopped working. My wife called the service company we’ve used in the past and booked an appointment. They were due to come out today between 8 and 11. My wife…
Rank this Week: 750

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Baker & Associates Bankruptcy Blog

Texas bankruptcy news and information.

http://www.bakerassociates.net/bankruptcy-blog/
  • Jun 28

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect Your Personal Finances?

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect Your Personal Finances?
    For most citizens the thought of going bankrupt is a scary and unknown area that conjures up thoughts of having all your possessions seized by the courts and liquidated to appease the creditors waiting in the wings with gleefully maniacal…
  • Jun 23

    What Business Debts Can I Dissolve With Bankruptcy?

    What Business Debts Can I Dissolve With Bankruptcy?
    After much debate and soul searching, you have decided that the only way to move forward in your failing business is to seek protection through bankruptcy. What debts have you incurred while trying to keep the business afloat are actually…
  • Jun 21

    Filing For Bankruptcy as a Couple

    Filing For Bankruptcy as a Couple
    If you and your partner are both considering seeking bankruptcy protection due to unmanageable debt loads there are some things you need to consider before filing. The main question is whether you should file as a couple in a joint petition…
Rank this Week: 591

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jun 28

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 06.28.16

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 06.28.16
      Conferences   Call For Papers: 2016 Law & Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Disruption, Temporality, Law: The Future of Law and Society Scholarship 2016 Conference of the Law & Society Association…
  • Jun 28

    The Death of Popular Constitutionalism

    The Death of Popular Constitutionalism
    “Popular constitutionalism” exerts significant influence in legal scholarship, including my own. There are two aspects to this approach: one descriptive and one normative. The descriptive part looks at how social movements and…
  • Jun 26

    The House of Commons Is Now The House of Lord

    The House of Commons Is Now The House of Lord
    In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was a healthy debate in Britain about when the unelected House of Lords could legitimately oppose the elected House of Commons.  The answer from 1832 to 1911 was that this could be…
Rank this Week: 57

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Whistleblower Lawyer News

Covers whistleblower and government law. By Law Offices of Jeffrey A. Newman & Associates.

http://www.whistleblowerlawyernews.com/
Rank this Week: 82

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Law, Technology & Arts Blog

Covers emerging legal issues in IP, technology, commerce, and the arts. From the Washington Journal of Law, Technology & Arts.

http://wjlta.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 28

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling

    Slippery Slope for Online Service Providers with New California Appellate Court Ruling
    By Tyler Quillin The most important law governing the internet just had its 20th birthday earlier this year, the Communications Decency Act (CDA). Signed by President Bill Clinton in 1996, the CDA grants online service providers immunity…
  • Jun 24

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame

    Screenshot Through The Heart, And Richard Prince’s To Blame
    By Gwen Wei Earlier this year, three artists separately sued appropriation careerist Richard Prince for copyright infringement. The works in question? Photographs with valid and registered copyrights—each framed in an Instagram…
  • Jun 22

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act

    All Dance, No Pay Violates the Fair Labor Standards Act
    By Sam Daheim On May 11, 2016, the Fourth Circuit held in McFeeley v. Jackson Street Entertainment, t that exotic dancers who worked at two exotic dance clubs in Prince George’s County, Maryland, were employees of the clubs as…
Rank this Week: 542

PHOSITA

PHOSITA

Covers biotechnology, copyright, intellectual property, public policy, licensing, patents, software and trademark. By Douglas Sorocco, J. Matthew Buchanan and Laura C. Wood.

http://dunlapcodding.com/phosita
Rank this Week: 161

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jun 28

    Norway court refuses to guarantee Snowden won't be extradited

    Norway court refuses to guarantee Snowden won't be extradited
    A Norwegian court on Monday denied [decision, PDF, in Norwegian] a request by former National Security Agency (NSA) [official website] contractor Edward Snowden [BBC profile] seeking a guarantee that he would not be extradited to the US if he…
  • Jun 28

    Google and Viacom not liable for tracking children's online activity: Third Circuit

    Google and Viacom not liable for tracking children's online activity: Third Circuit
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit [official website] on Monday held [opinion, PDF] that Google and Viacom [corporate websites] are not liable for planting “cookies” on children’s computers to gather…
  • Jun 28

    UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstance

    UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstance
    United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official websites] expressed [official statement] his support for the end to torture under all circumstances on Monday. Speaking on International Day in Support of Victims of Torture [UN…
Rank this Week: 12

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm…

The New Jersey Employment Law Firm Blog

Covers employment discrimination and harassment laws. By Resnick Law Group, P.C.

http://www.thenjemploymentlawfirmblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    State “Right to Work” Law Ruled Unconstitutional

    State “Right to Work” Law Ruled Unconstitutional
    Laws in New Jersey and many other states protect workers’ right and ability to organize for the purpose of collective bargaining with employers. Some states, however, have passed laws aimed at significantly reducing workers’…
  • Jun 20

    Proposed Jersey City Ordinance Would Mandate Minimum Work Week for Certain Employee

    Proposed Jersey City Ordinance Would Mandate Minimum Work Week for Certain Employee
    A controversial proposed ordinance, Ordinance 16.081, in Jersey City, New Jersey would mandate a minimum workweek of 30 hours for certain employees engaged in “business services.” The ordinance’s stated purpose is…
  • Jun 10

    Deadlocked Supreme Court Affirms Appellate Court Ruling on Public Sector Union Due

    Deadlocked Supreme Court Affirms Appellate Court Ruling on Public Sector Union Due
    A challenge to a state law mandating the payment of union fees by certain public employees met with an unusual, if not unexpected, end in March. The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in January 2016 in Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers…
Rank this Week: 714