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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Kleinbard Delivers Pugh Lecture at San Diego Today on Progressive Tax or Progressive Fiscal System?

    Kleinbard Delivers Pugh Lecture at San Diego Today on Progressive Tax or Progressive Fiscal System?
    Edward Kleinbard (USC) delivers the annual Richard C. Pugh Lecture on Tax Law & Policy at San Diego today on Progressive Tax or Progressive Fiscal System?: Americans largely take for granted that our tax system should be…
  • Apr 24

    Miami Professor 'Beaten to a Pulp' in Retaliation for a Bad Grade

    Miami Professor 'Beaten to a Pulp' in Retaliation for a Bad Grade
    Miami Dade College music professor Marc Magellan was "beaten to a pulp" in the school's parking garage, allegedly in retaliation for a bad grade: CBS Miami, MDC Professor May Have Been Attacked Over Bad Grade Headlines & Global…
  • Apr 24

    Study: Faculty Discriminate Against Prospective Women, Minority Grad Student

    Study: Faculty Discriminate Against Prospective Women, Minority Grad Student
    Inside Higher Ed, The Bias for White Men: A survey of more than 6,000 faculty members, across a range of disciplines, has found that when prospective graduate students reach out for guidance, white males are the most likely to get attention.…
Rank this Week: 1

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 2

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 24

    Law Revue Video Contest 2014: Honorable Mention

    Law Revue Video Contest 2014: Honorable Mention
    Although they didn't make the finals, these videos were worth watching.
  • Apr 24

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.24.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 04.24.14
    * 5 reasons why Northwestern football won’t really unionize. [The Legal Blitz] * Law grad who failed the bar arrested for claiming to be a lawyer. So much for Jimmy Malone’s advice… [Albany Times Union] * This morning we…
  • Apr 24

    This Supreme Court Justice HATES The U.S. News Law School Ranking

    This Supreme Court Justice HATES The U.S. News Law School Ranking
    The U.S. News rankings make the legal profession pretentious and snobbish, says this SCOTUS justice.
Rank this Week: 3

DealBook

DealBook

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

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Apr 24

    Justice Dept. Offers Bank of America a Mortgage Deal

    Justice Dept. Offers Bank of America a Mortgage Deal
    The $20 billion offer to settle a federal investigation into the bank is most likely a starting point for negotiations.
  • Apr 24

    Schwab Agrees to Drop Effort to Prevent Class-Action Lawsuit

    Schwab Agrees to Drop Effort to Prevent Class-Action Lawsuit
    The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Wall Street's self-regulator, said on Thursday that the discount brokerage firm had also agreed to pay a $500,000 fine.
  • Apr 24

    New Evidence May Reopen Broker Fraud Case

    New Evidence May Reopen Broker Fraud Case
    A Long Island couple is seeking an appeal in an arbitration hearing involving their stockbroker and his employer, Oppenheimer & Company, because critical evidence was not submitted in the case.
Rank this Week: 4

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 24

    Bhala on the Trans-Pacific Partnership

    Bhala on the Trans-Pacific Partnership
    Raj Bhala (University of Kansas - School of Law) has posted Trans-Pacific Partnership or Trampling Poor Partners? A Tentative Critical Review (Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, Vol. 11, No. 1, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Apr 24

    Couture on Legal Circularity & the Materiality Doctrine in Securities Fraud

    Couture on Legal Circularity & the Materiality Doctrine in Securities Fraud
    Wendy Gerwick Couture (University of Idaho College of Law) has posted Materiality and a Theory of Legal Circularity (University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, Vol. 17, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article argues…
  • Apr 24

    Robinson on Snowden

    Robinson on Snowden
    John Robinson Jr. (University of Utah College of Law) has posted The Snowden Disconnect: When the Ends Justify the Means on SSRN. Here is the abstract: People react to Edward Snowden and his national security disclosures in radically…
Rank this Week: 5

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Kosovo lawmakers vote to create war crimes court

    Kosovo lawmakers vote to create war crimes court
    [JURIST] Lawmakers in Kosovo on Wednesday voted 89-22 to create an EU-backed court that will investigate crimes committed by ethnic Albanian rebels during the 1998 war with Serbia [BBC backgrounder]. The move follows [AP report] international…
  • Apr 24

    Mississippi governor signs ban on abortions after 20 week

    Mississippi governor signs ban on abortions after 20 week
    [JURIST] Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant [official website] on Wednesday signed a bill into law that bans abortions after 20 weeks after a woman's last menstrual period, or as early as 18 weeks of pregnancy. The bill [text], passed [JURIST…
  • Apr 24

    UN urges reform of Ivory Coast electoral commission

    UN urges reform of Ivory Coast electoral commission
    [JURIST] UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in the Ivory Coast Doudou Diene on Wednesday called on [press release] authorities in the Ivory Coast to undertake broad consultations on the reform of the Independent Electoral…
Rank this Week: 6

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 7

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Apr 23

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving

    AZ Supreme Court Rejects Presence of THC Metabolite as Proof of Drugged Driving
    The Arizona Supreme Court has ruled that prosecutors need proof a driver was impaired by his consumption of marijuana to convict of drugged driving. The presence of THC metabolites in the driver's blood is not enough. The opinion,…
  • Apr 23

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender

    DOJ Announces Broadened Clemency Criteria for Drug Offender
    On Monday, the Justice Department announced it would soon be implementing new and broader criteria for drug offenders seeking clemency. Today, the Justice Department announced the new criteria. It is a welcome sea change: The…
  • Apr 22

    Tuesday Night Open Thread

    Tuesday Night Open Thread
    It's time for El Capo. How will he escape the guerrillas in Colombia? This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    SC - Ruling in favor of registered sex offender raises question

    SC - Ruling in favor of registered sex offender raises question
    Original Article (Video available) 04/23/2014 By Greg Suskin Marjorie Carroll believes that once someone is on the sex offender register, that person should be listed there for life. “They're not going to change," Carroll said. …
  • Apr 24

    AL - New law could force sex offenders to move from Chilton County church facility

    AL - New law could force sex offenders to move from Chilton County church facility
    Original Article 04/22/2014 By Mike Cason MONTGOMERY - A small church property in Chilton County where dozens of sex offenders have lived over the last four years will apparently no longer be able to house them. Gov. Robert Bentley has…
  • Apr 24

    LA - Police officer (Bradley Wax) charged with 38 counts of possessing child porn

    LA - Police officer (Bradley Wax) charged with 38 counts of possessing child porn
    Bradley WaxOriginal Article 04/23/2014 By Amber Stegall MANDEVILLE (WAFB) - According to the Louisiana Attorney General's Office, a New Orleans Police officer has been arrested for possessing child pornography. Reports say 54-year-old…
Rank this Week: 10

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Apr 24

    Jurors’ Private Social Media Is Off Limits, ABA Tells Lawyer

    Jurors’ Private Social Media Is Off Limits, ABA Tells Lawyer
    Lawyers are free to mine the social-media accounts of jurors, but they may not request access to an account that's hidden behind a privacy wall, according to an ethics opinion issued Thursday by the American Bar Association.
  • Apr 24

    Tech Companies Agree To Settle Wage Suit

    Tech Companies Agree To Settle Wage Suit
    Four big Silicon Valley technology companies agreed to settle a lawsuit in which 64,000 employees accused them of conspiring not to recruit each other's workers, depressing wages. Terms of the settlement involving Apple Inc., Google Inc.,…
  • Apr 24

    GM Confirms Investigations Under Way

    GM Confirms Investigations Under Way
    Reuters General Motors Co. confirmed in a government filing that it is under investigation by federal prosecutors, the Securities and Exchange Commission, a state attorney general, Congress and the National Highway Traffic Safety…
Rank this Week: 11

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Apr 24

    How many of current federal prisoners satisfy all six of the new DOJ clemency guidelines?

    How many of current federal prisoners satisfy all six of the new DOJ clemency guidelines?
    As reported here, yesterday the US Department of Justice announced more formally its plans and criteria for its Clemency Initiative, and this memo by Deputy AG Cole there set forth "six criteria the department will consider when…
  • Apr 24

    Oklahoma Supreme Court allows executions to get back on track

    Oklahoma Supreme Court allows executions to get back on track
    As reported in this local article, headlined "Oklahoma Supreme Court lets executions go forward; Justices lift stay after ruling inmates don’t have right to know source of drugs," a controversial execution stay put in plae in the…
  • Apr 23

    Round-up of some reactions to/reports on today's notable sentencing development

    Round-up of some reactions to/reports on today's notable sentencing development
    My blogging cup runneth over today as I try to find time to read and process the Supreme Court's big child porn restitution in Paroline (basics here) and DOJ's new clemency guidelines (basics here). Before I find time to share...
Rank this Week: 12

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 14

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Homebuilder Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investors of $22M

    Homebuilder Admits Defrauding Real Estate Investors of $22M
    Patrick J. Belzner, a/k/a Patrick McCloskey, 45, Glen Arm, Maryland, pleaded guilty to a wire fraud conspiracy, wire fraud and tax evasion. Belzer admitted advising wealthy individuals and investment advisers that in order for the…
  • Apr 24

    Man Jailed for Scam Involving Straw Buyers and Appraisal Fraud

    Man Jailed for Scam Involving Straw Buyers and Appraisal Fraud
    Johnny Eugene Grivette Jr., 39, Magalia, California, was sentenced by United States District Court Judge John A. Mendez to four and a half years in prison for his participation in a mortgage fraud scheme involving straw buyers and the payment…
  • Apr 24

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Final Crisp & Cole Defendant Guilty of $30M Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 45, Bakersfield, California, was convicted by a federal jury finding her guilty of conspiracy to commit mail fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud, and two counts each of mail fraud and wire fraud. The charges stem from her…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Apr 23

    Kahn v. M&F Worldwide

    Kahn v. M&F Worldwide
    Let me begin by thanking Gordon Smith and the other organizers of the Conglomerate for inviting me to guest-blog here...
  • Apr 22

    Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller

    Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller
    After a delay caused by the well-publicized attack on Typepad, Robert Miller is poised to begin guest blogging. Robert is...
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Apr 24

    Registration Open for the 9th Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law at U. of Colorado

    Registration Open for the 9th Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law at U. of Colorado
    From conference organizers Scott Moss and Melissa Hart, at the University of Colorado Law school comes word that registration is open for the Ninth Annual Colloquium on Labor and Employment Law Scholarship. The dates will be September 11th to…
  • Apr 24

    Nassar's Hidden Message

    Nassar's Hidden Message
    In late June of 2013, the Supreme Court decided University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, 133 S.Ct. 2517, 2530 (2013). The Court held that plaintiffs proceeding on a Title VII retaliation claim must establish their protected…
  • Apr 24

    Lester Named Dean at Columbia

    Lester Named Dean at Columbia
    Gillian Lester, currently Acting Dean at Berkeley, has just been named Dean at Columbia. She'll start January 1, 2015; here's the press release. Congrats, Gillian, and I look forward to seeing you on the dean's circuit! rb
Rank this Week: 17

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    DOG WALKING?

    DOG WALKING?
    Some dogs walking dogs .... Times Square, earlier today.
  • Apr 24

    HANGING WITH GAVIN

    HANGING WITH GAVIN
    Gavin DeGraw opened for Billy Joel at the Garden
  • Apr 24

    I'VE GOT BOYES

    I'VE GOT BOYES
    Miami Panther
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Book on Long-Term Care

    Book on Long-Term Care
    Chris Orestis (senior health-care advocate and CEO of Life Care Funding) recently published a new free e-book entitled, Help on the Way: The BIG Insurance Secret Seniors Aren’t Supposed to Know. Provided below is a description: The costs of…
  • Apr 24

    CLE on NFA Gun Trust

    CLE on NFA Gun Trust
    The American Bar Association is presenting a live webinar entitled, NFA Gun Trusts: Protecting Your Client’s Firearms for the Future Under New and Pending Regulations, on Wednesday, May 21, 2014. Provided below is a description of the…
  • Apr 24

    New Orleans Socialite Goes Out As She Wanted

    New Orleans Socialite Goes Out As She Wanted
    Mickey Easterling’s last party turned out to be a memorable one. The New Orleans socialite attended her own wake at the Saenger Theater on Canal Street. Easterling took in the whole scene wearing a feather boa, holding a champagne flute,...
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 23

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 24

    Enough said

    Enough said
  • Apr 24

    Web series: "Approach the Bench"

    Web series: "Approach the Bench"
    Approach the Bench is a new web series from Above Average, starring Bob Balaban as a judge holding a sidebar with the attorneys. The first episode involves discussion of whether actor Danny Aiello is one of the jurors. (Balaban is on a legal…
  • Apr 24

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 4: Pulling the Judge

    Lamberth in Cobell Part 4: Pulling the Judge
    Now for the long-promised installment of this series on the Indian Trust case discussing the D.C. Circuit’s decision, upon the government’s urging in the wake of Judge Lamberth's unique July 12, 2005 opinion, to reassign the case. Cobell…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

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
  • Apr 23

    Apr. 24 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 24 Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Anton Burkov (Kennan Institute) presents Strategic Litigation: Bringing the European Convention for Human Rights to Russia – paper is not publicly available
  • Apr 22

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop

    Apr. 23 Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty Lawrence Katz (Harvard University) presents Neighborhoods vs. Schools – paper is not publicly available University of Wisconsin-Madison Asifa Quraishi-Landes (University…
  • Apr 22

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC

    Research Design for Causal Inference—Chicago, IL, and Durham, NC
    Northwestern University School of Law and Duke University School of Law are holding two workshops on Research Design for Causal Inference this year: Main workshop: Monday – Friday, July 7-11, 2014, at Northwestern Advanced workshop:…
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Apr 24

    Ohio Parole Board Considering Commutation

    Ohio Parole Board Considering Commutation
    "Traditional legal foes back clemency for condemned Ohio killer, differ over reasons for mercy," is by AP Legal Affairs Writer Andrew Welsh-Huggins, via the Tribune. Lawyers on opposite sides of capital punishment have found common ground in…
  • Apr 24

    Florida Execute

    Florida Execute
    Reuters posts, "Florida executes man convicted in 1990 murder of two relatives," by Bill Cotterell. A man convicted of killing his cousin and the man's wife to prevent his cousin from testifying against him in a burglary case was executed...
  • Apr 24

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Course

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Reverses Course
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court ruling in Lockett & Warner v. Evans is available in Adobe .pdf format; also available, a dissent concurring in result by Justice Taylor. "Oklahoma Supreme Court Rejects Death-Row Inmates' Claims," is the AP…
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Spanish Napster defeats music major

    Spanish Napster defeats music major
    What an effervescent start to 2014 for intellectual property in Spain! Among law reforms, seminal rulings on ISP liability and catastrophic surveys on online piracy, Katfriend Carlos Garcia Berned (right) just brought to the IPKat's attention…
  • Apr 24

    Fordham Report 2014: Multilateral development

    Fordham Report 2014: Multilateral development
    The final session of the first day of this year's Fordham IP Conference attended by this Kat was dedicated to multilateral developments -- a bland and boring title for an important and difficult subject. This session, moderated by Steven J.…
  • Apr 24

    BREAKING NEWS: AGCOM issues the first fastissimo administrative blocking injunction

    BREAKING NEWS: AGCOM issues the first fastissimo administrative blocking injunction
    Less than one month has lapsed since the Italian Communication Authority (‘AGCOM’)’s Regulation on Online Copyright Enforcement [on which see the IPKat’s notes here, here and here, along with this Kat’s keynote…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 24

    CBA Releases 6 Legal Health Checks for Members of the Public

    CBA Releases 6 Legal Health Checks for Members of the Public
    As part of the CBA’s Reaching Equal Justice initiative, CBA just released 6 Legal Health Checks for members of the public. Similar to LAWPRO’s Annual Legal Health Check-up, these are intended to ensure people have the information…
  • Apr 24

    Dave Winer’s Outliner, Fargo

    Dave Winer’s Outliner, Fargo
    With his latest project Fargo, Dave Winer puts outliners where they belong: everywhere. Fargo runs in your web browser and stores your data in your Dropbox folder. This combination of browser and cloud puts the outliner everywhere making it a…
  • Apr 24

    The Duty of Confidentiality: Are Rules Made to Be Broken?

    The Duty of Confidentiality: Are Rules Made to Be Broken?
    “If you would keep your secret from an enemy, tell it not to a friend” is an often cited quote from Benjamin Franklin. But what does it mean? It could mean that our friends will eventually become our enemies and, thus, should not…
Rank this Week: 29

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    "Moms" vs. the NRA

    "Moms" vs. the NRA
    It's a good public relations gimmick, and hopefully effective, but the reality is that it is civilization vs. the NRA, adults vs. the NRA, everyone who isn't a Nazi or sociopath vs. the NRA, etc. Readers outside the U.S., I...
  • Apr 24

    Tooley's detailed reply to the Colorado Site Visit Report

    Tooley's detailed reply to the Colorado Site Visit Report
    Michael Tooley (Colorado) asked me to share this link. He makes some sound points, some less sound ones, or so it seems to me. Readers will judge for themselves.
  • Apr 24

    More Typepad hiccup

    More Typepad hiccup
    Starting last Friday, Typepad (the blog service I use) has been having some problems due to DOS attacks by cyber-miscreants. Fortunately, this blog has remained on-line almost the whole time (some other blogs that use Typepad disappeared for…
Rank this Week: 31

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 32

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 24

    South Carolina: LegalZoom is not the the Unauthorized Practice of Law

    South Carolina: LegalZoom is not the the Unauthorized Practice of Law
    Jordan Furlong has a nice analysis of the South Carolina Supreme Court's conclusion. LegalZoom's press release is here. (I couldn't find the order from the South Carolina Supreme Court that LegalZoom references in its press release. If anyone…
  • Apr 24

    ABA Formal Opinion on the Monitoring of Jurors' Internet Presence

    ABA Formal Opinion on the Monitoring of Jurors' Internet Presence
    Here is an overview of the new ABA Formal Opinion 466. The Opinion itself is here. It appears that the ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility has largely affirmed a number of opinions from state bars on the...
  • Apr 24

    Ad targets South Carolina politician for his work as criminal defense counsel

    Ad targets South Carolina politician for his work as criminal defense counsel
    At the Volokh site, Jonathan Adler critcizes an attack ad by the Republican Governor's Association that focuses on a political candidate's work as criminal defense counsel. News story here. I have gone back and forth about posting the ad…
Rank this Week: 33

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
  • Apr 24

    Contested Ideas About Consent

    Contested Ideas About Consent
    One of the challenging things about studying popular constitutionalism is that theories of power, community, and tactics can be all jumbled together. For instance, from what I can gather, Cliven Bundy appears to be a rancher who holds a…
  • Apr 24

    Washington Law Review, Issue 89:1

    Washington Law Review, Issue 89:1
    Volume 89  | Issue 1 Artificial Intelligence and the Law: Washington Law Review Print Symposium Washington Law Review, the flagship law journal at the University of Washington School of Law, released its spring 2014 print…
  • Apr 24

    “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Vote No.”

    “Clear Eyes, Full Hearts, Vote No.”
    According to The New York Times, that’s the message that Northwestern is sending to its football players, who vote Friday on whether to form a union.  While the University and its boosters are not doing anything improper in…
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Apr 24

    Oil Spill Clean Up in U.S. Arctic Waters Requires Increased Infrastructure to Use Full Range of Response Method

    Oil Spill Clean Up in U.S. Arctic Waters Requires Increased Infrastructure to Use Full Range of Response Method
    News release: “A changing climate is increasing the accessibility of U.S. Arctic waters to commercial activities such as shipping, oil and gas development, and tourism, raising concern about the risk of oil spills.  A…
  • Apr 24

    FDA proposes to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco product

    FDA proposes to extend its tobacco authority to additional tobacco product
    “As part of its implementation of the Family Smoking Prevention and Tobacco Control Act signed by the President in 2009, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration today proposed a new rule that would extend the agency’s tobacco…
  • Apr 24

    International banking statistics at end-December 2013

    International banking statistics at end-December 2013
    “The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released international banking statistics at end-December 2013. The cross-border claims of BIS reporting banks contracted by $93 billion (0.3%) between end-September and end-December…
Rank this Week: 35

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Whitley v. Hanna 13-693 Issue: (1) Whether a victim raped by a police officer acting under color of law can bring a Section 1983 substantive due process claim against state and local law enforcement…
  • Apr 24

    But what about the “cloud”? The Aereo argument in Plain English

    But what about the “cloud”? The Aereo argument in Plain English
    Before Tuesday’s oral arguments in American Broadcasting Companies v. Aereo, Justice Kennedy announced the Court’s much-anticipated decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, upholding Michigan’s state…
  • Apr 24

    Argument preview: First Amendment protections for public employee’s subpoenaed testimony

    Argument preview: First Amendment protections for public employee’s subpoenaed testimony
    On Monday, April 28, the Court will hear oral arguments in Lane v. Franks on the First Amendment protections for a public employee who testifies in court.  There are two respondents — the previous and current presidents of the…
Rank this Week: 36

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Apr 23

    Can You Scare a Man to Death? New Opinion | Kassem v. Gaddy

    Can You Scare a Man to Death? New Opinion | Kassem v. Gaddy
    In Kassem v. Gaddy, the Michigan Court of Appeals was faced with a simple question: can you scare a man to death? Facts of Kassem This is an odd case.  An 85 year-old man crashed into the back of a tractor trailer.   It sounds like…
  • Apr 22

    Baltimore Lead Paint Verdict Affirmed by Maryland High Court

    Baltimore Lead Paint Verdict Affirmed by Maryland High Court
    The Maryland Court of Appeals just affirmed a lead paint verdict against the Baltimore Housing Authority.  This is yet another case where a governmental entity sought refuge of the Local Government Tort Claims Act.   Thankfully, the…
  • Apr 1

    Why Tiger Woods Back Surgery Is Bad News for Personal Injury Victim

    Why Tiger Woods Back Surgery Is Bad News for Personal Injury Victim
    Tiger Woods announced today that he has undergone successful back surgery and expects to be back playing golf this summer.  Good for him. This is bad news for golf fans who passionately root for or against Tiger.  But it is also bad…
Rank this Week: 37

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Apr 23

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill

    Government Buries Massive Trademark Overhaul in Budget Implementation Bill
    It started innocuously enough with the House of Commons Committee on Industry, Science and Technology releasing its long-awaited report on intellectual property in Canada in March 2013. The report included a recommendation that Canada…
  • Apr 16

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Bill C-11's Expansion of Fair Dealing
    As I noted in a post yesterday, Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions.…
  • Apr 15

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing

    Access Copyright Urges Copyright Board to Ignore Supreme Court Ruling on Fair Dealing
    Access Copyright has filed its response to the Copyright Board of Canada's series of questions about fair dealing and education in the tariff proceedings involving Canadian post-secondary institutions. I have several posts planned about…
Rank this Week: 39

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Digital Medicine and Speech

    Digital Medicine and Speech
    Adam Candeub, Michigan State University College of Law, is publishing Digital Medicine, the FDA, and the First Amendment in the Georgia Law Review. Here is the abstract. Digital medicine will transform healthcare more fundamentally than the…
  • Apr 24

    Speech Crime

    Speech Crime
    Michal Buchhandler-Raphael, Washington and Lee University School of Law, is publishing Overcriminalizing Speech in volume 36 of the Cardozo Law Review. Here is the abstract. Recent years have seen a significant expansion in the criminal…
  • Apr 24

    Rwanda's Media Law

    Rwanda's Media Law
    Fred Kennedy Nkusi, Independent Institute of Lay Adventists of Kigali (INILAK), has published Journalistic Privilege to Confidentiality Sources: Analysis of Rwanda's Media Law, in volume 1 of the Boston Unviersity International Law Journal…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Apr 22

    A Fishy SOX Case

    A Fishy SOX Case
    18 U.S.C. § 1519, known as the “anti-shredding provision” of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, makes it a crime for anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a false entry in any record,…
  • Apr 17

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case

    Extradition in an Antitrust Case
    DOJ reports their first ever extradiction on an Antitrust charge. (see here). The accused is charged with violating the Sherman Act. The company where the excutive had worked was in Italy, but the arrest and extradition was from Germany.…
  • Apr 15

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt

    Lois Lerner Held in Contempt
    Last week, as reported in the New York Times (see here), the House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee voted to hold in contempt Lois Lerner, the Internal Revenue Service official who after making a brief statement…
Rank this Week: 41

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Apr 24

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: George Costanza & Trademarks, “Mad Men” Daughter, Insider Trading

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: George Costanza & Trademarks, “Mad Men” Daughter, Insider Trading
    Yes, today’s Top 10 has a post on George Costanza and trademarks—and it’s a good one. Also, we have our first commentary, from Patrick Maines, on the FCC flip-flopping on net neutrality. Total posts on the LexBlog Network…
  • Apr 23

    Will we see the death of traditional media for law firm influence?

    Will we see the death of traditional media for law firm influence?
    Politico’s media blogger, Dylan Byers (@dylanbyers), is predicting the death of the Sunday morning news shows that for decades have set the tone in American politics. The public affairs shows — “Meet the Press,”…
  • Apr 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Trial Tattoo, Stolen Laptops, POM at SCOTUS

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Trial Tattoo, Stolen Laptops, POM at SCOTUS
    Authoring a good and tasteful personal injury blog shouldn’t be that hard to do—and yet, it seems, it is for some. Though, not for Idaho attorney James Bendell. He has a funny post today involving a tattoo someone would really…
Rank this Week: 42

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 17

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing

    A Supreme Court ruling against Aereo won’t spell the end of cloud computing
    Interested observers on all sides of the contentious debate over Aereo have focused a great deal on the implications for cloud computing if the Supreme Court rules against Aereo. The Court hears oral argument next week, and the cloud…
  • Apr 16

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM

    Commissioner Wright Nails It on Minimum RPM
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright is on a roll. A couple of days before his excellent Ardagh/Saint Gobain dissent addressing merger efficiencies, Wright delivered a terrific speech on minimum resale price maintenance (RPM). The speech, delivered…
  • Apr 15

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger

    Getting efficiencies right at the FTC: Commissioner Wright dissents in Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger
    FTC Commissioner Josh Wright pens an incredibly important dissent in the FTC’s recent Ardagh/Saint-Gobain merger review. At issue is how pro-competitive efficiencies should be considered by the agency under the Merger Guidelines. As…
Rank this Week: 43

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 23

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt

    International jurists & Eleanor Roosevelt
    A feature of recent American Society of International Law meetings has been IntLawGrrls’ group photo – a group that expands with every passing year. The 2014 edition above was made at the close of the WILIG luncheon at which 3…
  • Apr 21

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law

    We Still Live in the Age of Refugees: Expanding the Horizon of International Refugee Law
    On this day, in 1954, the Convention on the Status of Refugees (the Refugee Convention) signed 28.07.1951, entered into force. Incorporating fundamental norms regarding who is a refugee, and setting out the rights and responsibilities of…
  • Apr 21

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting

    OSCE Mission to Bosnia Launches Resources for War Crimes Reporting
    The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), which has recently been thrust in the news in light of recent events in Ukraine, has had a productive spring.  The Organization, founded in 1975 out of a conference in…
Rank this Week: 44

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Apr 21

    Jotwell Conference

    Jotwell Conference
    Legal Scholarship We Like,and Why It Matters University of Miami School of Law November 7-8, 2014 JOTWELL, the Journal of Things We Like (Lots), is an online journal dedicated to celebrating and sharing the best scholarship relating to the…
  • Apr 20

    General Mills Surrender

    General Mills Surrender
    In the face of a huge public backlash, General Mills has removed the abusive contract terms it tried out earlier this week. (See Cereal Wrap?) Only question now is: how long before a modified limited stealth version turns up somewhere…
  • Apr 17

    CerealWrap?

    CerealWrap?
    Really? Firms are going to try to expand browsewrap (or web-wrap) to liking them on Facebook? To opening a cereal box? So claims the NYT in When ‘Liking’ a Brand Online Voids the Right to Sue. From the company’s viewpoint…
Rank this Week: 45