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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 30

    Cornell's Free Online Tax Code Now Offers Links to IRS Letter Ruling

    Cornell's Free Online Tax Code Now Offers Links to IRS Letter Ruling
    The wonderful, free online Internal Revenue Code from Cornell's Legal Information Institute ("LII") now contains links to private letter rulings for each Code section (just click on the "IRS Rulings" tab above the…
  • Oct 30

    MIT Law School: Legal Education in the 21st Century

    MIT Law School: Legal Education in the 21st Century
    Daniel Martin Katz (Michigan State), The MIT School of Law? A Perspective on Legal Education in the 21st Century, 2014 Ill. L. Rev. ___ : Despite some of the blustery rhetoric attendant to the ongoing market transition, lawyers and the market…
  • Oct 30

    Pomp Receives Excellence in State Taxation Award

    Pomp Receives Excellence in State Taxation Award
    Richard D. Pomp (Connecticut) is the recipient of the 6th Annual Council on State Taxation/Paul Frankel Excellence in State Taxation Award: Richard Pomp, a graduate of Harvard Law School, has dedicated his academic career to the teaching and…
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/
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/
  • Oct 30

    Citigroup Lowers Third-Quarter Earning

    Citigroup Lowers Third-Quarter Earning
    Citigroup says it has to cut its third-quarter earnings because of a $600 million increase in legal expenses. The bank said the increase was the result of "rapidly evolving regulatory inquiries and investigations."
  • Oct 30

    Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did

    Praise for Coming Out From Someone Who Did
    David Geffen, the 71-year-old billionaire Hollywood mogul, was one of the first business executives to come out publicly as gay, and he applauded the decision by Tim Cook, Apple's chief executive, to announce that he is gay, too, William D.…
  • Oct 30

    Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.

    Judge Approves Bankruptcy Exit for Stockton, Calif.
    The judge rejected arguments that the city's plan unfairly discriminated among creditors by shielding the city’s retirees from any impairment of their pensions, saying that although it did not directly cut the pensions, it did eliminate…
Rank this Week: 4

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 30

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Sorry everyone, I've been swamped at work and didn't know the last open thread was full. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. I'll be back soon. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 29

    Flak Over FBI and DEA Impersonation

    Flak Over FBI and DEA Impersonation
    The FBI and DEA's impersonation tactics have been facing a lot of criticism lately. First, there was the case of the cocaine defendant in New York who has filed a lawsuit to stop the DEA from impersonating her on Facebook. The DEA used…
  • Oct 28

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Our last open thread is full. Here's a new one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Oct 30

    Avi-Yonah on the International Tax Regime

    Avi-Yonah on the International Tax Regime
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah (University of Michigan Law School) has posted A Perspective on Supra-Nationality in Tax Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The international tax regime is almost a hundred years old. Its basic principles were laid out…
  • Oct 30

    Condon on Illegal Secret

    Condon on Illegal Secret
    Jenny-Brooke Condon (Seton Hall Law School) has posted Illegal Secrets (Washington University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 5, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When can the government keep its illegal action secret? In spite of the strong…
  • Oct 30

    Pettys on Epstein, Parker, & Segal on Ideology & Free Speech

    Pettys on Epstein, Parker, & Segal on Ideology & Free Speech
    Todd E. Pettys (University of Iowa - College of Law) has posted Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a recent, widely publicized study, a…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    MO - Making money off sex offender information

    MO - Making money off sex offender information
    Original Article 10/05/2014 By Garrett Bergquist NEW BLOOMFIELD - How much money would you pay to know if any sex offenders live in your area? Santa Barbara, Calif.-based Kids Live Safe charges its subscribers $29.97 per month, or $59.88…
  • Oct 8

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century

    The Scarlet Letter of The Twenty First Century
    Original Article 10/01/2014 By Emily Kristoffersen We as humans like to take pride in our centuries of supposed social evolution. We claim we are no longer the people in the dark ages of our ancient past, however, even in our modern…
  • Oct 8

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony

    AZ - Arizona’s Naked Photo Law Makes Free Speech a Felony
    Original Article 09/23/2014 By Lee Rowland Which of the following could land you a felony conviction in Arizona? Showing images of naked prisoners tortured at Abu Ghraib;Linking to the iconic Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph of…
Rank this Week: 7

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 30

    UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition

    UK court says Libyan can sue over rendition
    [JURIST] A British court ruled [judgment, PDF] Thursday that a former Libyan military commander can sue the British government for its alleged role in his detention and rendition. In 2004, Abdel Hakim Belhaj and his wife were arrested in…
  • Oct 30

    UN SG praises campaign to end female genital mutilation

    UN SG praises campaign to end female genital mutilation
    [JURIST] UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official website] on Thursday praised [speech text] the launch of a global media campaign against female genital mutilation (FGM) [WHO backgrounder] stating that "[e]nding FGM is part of the UN's…
  • Oct 30

    Spain state advisor supports move to block Catalonia independence vote

    Spain state advisor supports move to block Catalonia independence vote
    [JURIST] The Spanish state adviser on Thursday announced support for a veto of a watered-down Catalan vote on independence planned for November 9, making it likely that the Spanish government will attempt to have the Catalan "consultation of…
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/
  • Oct 30

    [Eugene Volokh] Judge Andrew J. Guilford, “Modern headings to head readers the right way”

    [Eugene Volokh] Judge Andrew J. Guilford, “Modern headings to head readers the right way”
    I thought I’d pass along this very interesting article by Judge Andrew J. Guilford, from today’s L.A. Daily Journal. I think the heading style he suggests is functionally better in many ways, for the reasons he mentions. The risk,…
  • Oct 30

    [David Post] Does the stairway to heaven go through the Eastern District of Pennsylvania?

    [David Post] Does the stairway to heaven go through the Eastern District of Pennsylvania?
    A lawsuit brought against the members of Led Zeppelin on behalf of the heirs of Randy Craig Wolfe (aka Randy California), alleging that the iconic opening riff of Stairway to Heaven – a song that routinely shows up at or near the top of…
  • Oct 30

    [Orin Kerr] 2015 Supplement to Computer Crime Law

    [Orin Kerr] 2015 Supplement to Computer Crime Law
    Pardon the parochial post, but I wanted to let professors and students who are using my Computer Crime Law casebook next semester to know that a 2015 Supplement will be available for use starting in the Spring 2015 semester. I’ve been…
Rank this Week: 9

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud

    Purported Foreclosure Rescuer Gets 10 Years in Prison for Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jeremy Michael “Mike” Head, 34, Huntington Beach, California, was sentenced to 10 years in prison for a nationwide foreclosure rescue scam. The case began on February 28, 2008, when a grand jury indicted Mike…
  • Oct 29

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman

    Court Orders Judgment of Nearly $515,000 Against Mortgage Relief Pitchman
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Nagy Atalla, a defendant in a 2013 Federal Trade Commission action targeting deceptive mortgage and debt relief pitches, is the subject of a Southern California federal district court judgment of nearly $515,000. The…
  • Oct 29

    Man Sentenced for Stealing Mortgage Payment

    Man Sentenced for Stealing Mortgage Payment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. James P. Kyricopoulos, 65, Haverhill, Massachusetts, was sentenced by Superior Court Judge Thomas Drechsler to three to five years in state prison followed by eight years of probation during which he must pay $24,000 in…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Oct 30

    Voluntary sector at forefront of new fight against reoffending – Ministry of Justice

    Voluntary sector at forefront of new fight against reoffending – Ministry of Justice
    ‘A major step towards completing the government’s crucial rehabilitation reforms was taken today, as the organisations that will play a key role in turning round the lives of offenders were announced.’ Full story Ministry of…
  • Oct 30

    Intellectual Property Act 2014: The New Law on Opinions – NIPC Law

    Intellectual Property Act 2014: The New Law on Opinions – NIPC Law
    ‘As I indicated in How the Intellectual Property Act 2014 changes British Patent Law JD Supra 21 June 2014 s.16 of the Intellectual Property Act 2014 amends s.74A and s.74B of the Patents Act 1977 and inserts three new subsections into…
  • Oct 30

    The Spywatcher – BBC Law in Action

    The Spywatcher – BBC Law in Action
    ‘The Intelligence Services Commissioner, Sir Mark Waller, gives Law In Action his first broadcast interview. Sir Mark, a retired judge, is charged with judicial oversight of, among other organisations, MI5, MI6 and GCHQ.’ Listen…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Oct 30

    Prosecutors Badly Botched Grenade Case, Says Justice Department Watchdog

    Prosecutors Badly Botched Grenade Case, Says Justice Department Watchdog
    Federal prosecutors and agents put lives at risk by allowing a suspected arms smuggler to sneak thousands of grenade components across the Mexican border into the hands of drug cartel members, according to a new report by the Justice…
  • Oct 30

    Judge Lets ‘Clawback’ Suits Against Ex-Dewey Partners Move Ahead

    Judge Lets ‘Clawback’ Suits Against Ex-Dewey Partners Move Ahead
    A bankruptcy judge refused this week to dismiss lawsuits against seven former Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP partners seeking nearly $16 million for the defunct law firm's creditors, ruling that under New York state law, any money the partners were…
  • Oct 30

    Regulator Accuses Gerber of Misleading Parents About Baby Formula

    Regulator Accuses Gerber of Misleading Parents About Baby Formula
    The federal government is accusing the country's biggest baby-food maker of deceiving parents about the potential health benefits of one of its formula products.
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Oct 30

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47

    New York Times editorial makes the case for California's Prop 47
    Today's New York Times has this editorial headlined "California Leads on Justice Reform: Prop 47 Could Take the State a Step Further in Reducing Overcrowding." Here are excerpts: For a long time, the conventional political wisdom…
  • Oct 30

    "Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection"

    "Physicians, Medical Ethics, and Execution by Lethal Injection"
    The title of this post is the title of this new article by I. Glenn Cohen, Robert Truog, and Mark Rockoff available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the wake of the recent botched execution by lethal injection in...
  • Oct 30

    Notable criticism of Pope's advocacy against LWOP and "nurturing mommy" approach to government

    Notable criticism of Pope's advocacy against LWOP and "nurturing mommy" approach to government
    As noted in this post last week, Pope Francis spoke out last week against life imprisonment and harsh sentencing systems focused more on punishment than social justice. This intriguing new American Spectator commentary by Mark Tooley takes…
Rank this Week: 14

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    HERE COMES THE BRIDE

    HERE COMES THE BRIDE
    @ Four Seasons (Palm Beach)
  • Oct 30

    WHO'S THAT?

    WHO'S THAT?
    Jetta -- CH. FOXFIRE'S WHOLLY SMOKE -- running around the pool.
  • Oct 30

    HAVING A BALL

    HAVING A BALL
    Main ballroom @ Mar-a-Lago
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 30

    At UC-Davis, Undocumented Students Get Free Legal Help From Clinic

    At UC-Davis, Undocumented Students Get Free Legal Help From Clinic
    Lawdragon reports on the AB 540 & Undocumented Student Center, which opened this month at UC Davis. Through a partnership with the law school’s immigration clinic – the first of its kind in the University of California system –…
  • Oct 30

    OU Symposium: Come for the immigration law, stay for the free lunch

    OU Symposium: Come for the immigration law, stay for the free lunch
    You are all cordially invited to the University of Oklahoma College of Law on Friday November 14. The Oklahoma Law Review will be hosting a symposium to discuss Chae Chan Ping, which turns 125 this year. If you RSVP, we'll...
  • Oct 30

    New Report on Family Detention

    New Report on Family Detention
    Today the Women’s Refugee Commission (WRC) and Lutheran Immigration and Refugee Service (LIRS) released a new report — Locking Up Family Values, Again — which exposes the inhumane conditions and negligence inside family detention…
Rank this Week: 16

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: 17

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/
  • Oct 30

    UPS Policy Change

    UPS Policy Change
    Yesterday the Washington Post reported that UPS has changed its policy about providing light duty assignments to pregnant employees. The link to the story is here:…
  • Oct 29

    Horton Rise

    Horton Rise
    Although the Fifth Circuit tried to put a stake in the heart of the NLRB's Horton decision, the Board confirmed its vitality today in its opinion in Murphy Oil U.S.A. The bottom line: the NLRB "reaffirmed the D.R. Horton rationale...
  • Oct 29

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History

    How Managers Consider Job-Applicant Criminal History
    How do managers actually consider a job applicant’s criminal history, given the law? A recent study finds that it has a lot to do with how much discretion those managers have under company policy: Sarah E. Lageson, Michael Vuolo, and...
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Oct 30

    "NY State blesses 'incest' marriage between uncle, niece"

    "NY State blesses 'incest' marriage between uncle, niece"
    "NY State blesses 'incest' marriage between uncle, niece": The New York Post has an article that begins, "The state's highest court has toppled a cultural taboo -- legalizing a degree of incest, at least between an uncle and niece -- in a…
  • Oct 30

    "Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study."

    "Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study."
    "Free Expression, In-Group Bias, and the Court's Conservatives: A Critique of the Epstein-Parker-Segal Study." Law professor Todd E. Pettys has posted this article online at SSRN (via "Legal Theory Blog").
  • Oct 30

    "How the Supreme Court Should Resolve Zivotofsky"

    "How the Supreme Court Should Resolve Zivotofsky"
    "How the Supreme Court Should Resolve Zivotofsky": Jack Goldsmith has this post today at the "Lawfare" blog. And today at "Just Security," Marty Lederman has a post titled "The Article I argument in Zivotofsky."
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/
  • Oct 30

    Planning for Special Need

    Planning for Special Need
    For families caring for those with special needs, estate planning takes time and thoughtful consideration. With advances in care and modern medicine, individuals with special needs live longer, healthier lives, making planning more important…
  • Oct 30

    Wills: The Amusing and Bizarre

    Wills: The Amusing and Bizarre
    This post is supplied courtesy of Aedan Kiernan at aedan@reflectdigital.co.uk: Wills are usually a pretty morbid and solemn subject and they are commonly not spoken about unless someone has passed away. Will are one of the most important…
  • Oct 30

    Family Claims Patrick Swayze's Will Was Forged

    Family Claims Patrick Swayze's Will Was Forged
    A legal battle may be brewing between Patrick Swayze’s family members and his widow, Lisa Niemi, as questions regarding his estate remain. Swayze’s family members are claiming that the second, updated will that surfaced shortly after the…
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/
  • Oct 30

    Market Competition in Transition Economies: A Literature Review

    Market Competition in Transition Economies: A Literature Review
    Klaus Sylvester Friesenbichler, Austrian Institute of Economic Research, Michael Boheim, Austrian Institute of Economic Research (WIFO); Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration - Department of Economics and Daphne Laster,…
  • Oct 30

    Wireless Competition in Canada: Damn the Torpedoes! The Triumph of Politics over Economic

    Wireless Competition in Canada: Damn the Torpedoes! The Triumph of Politics over Economic
    Jeffrey Church, University of Calgary - Economics and Andrew Wilkins, U Calgary School of Public Policy explain Wireless Competition in Canada: Damn the Torpedoes! The Triumph of Politics over Economics. ABSTRACT: Last year featured a high…
  • Oct 30

    Leniency (Amnesty) Plus: A Building Block or a Trojan Horse?

    Leniency (Amnesty) Plus: A Building Block or a Trojan Horse?
    Marek Martyniszyn, Queen's University Belfast - School of Law asks Leniency (Amnesty) Plus: A Building Block or a Trojan Horse? ABSTRACT: Leniency (amnesty) plus is one of the tools used in the fight against anticompetitive agreements. It…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 30

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In County Board Invocation Policy

    4th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments In County Board Invocation Policy
    Tuesday's arguments (audio of full arguments) in Hudson v. Pittsylvania County, Virginia are now available on the 4th Circuit Court of Appeals' website.  In the case, a Virginia federal district court held that the prayer…
  • Oct 30

    Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A "Church Plan" Exempt From ERISA

    Catholic Hospital's Disability Plan Does Not Qualify As A "Church Plan" Exempt From ERISA
    In Hanshaw v. Life Insurance Company of North America, (WD KY, Oct. 24, 2014), a Kentucky federal district court held that a long term disability insurance plan offered to its employees by a Catholic hospital is covered by ERISA and…
  • Oct 30

    New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece

    New York's Top Court OKs Marriage With Half-Niece
    In Nguyen v. Holder, (NY Ct. App., Oct. 28, 2014), the New York Court of Appeals-- the state's highest court--  answering a question certified to it by the Second Circuit, held that a marriage between a man and his half-niece (i.e.…
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/
  • Oct 30

    An Anatomy of the Death of the Kibbutz: Review of Amos Oz, Between Friend

    An Anatomy of the Death of the Kibbutz: Review of Amos Oz, Between Friend
    My grandmother Dora and her sister Batya were the sole survivors (so we thought, years later, a brother would emerge in Ukraine) of their family, having both moved to Palestine before the war. But Dora and Batya could not have had more…
  • Oct 30

    A Mistake Regarding Korematsu

    A Mistake Regarding Korematsu
    Thanks to Ilya Somin for his additional comments in our "debate" about whether Justice Thomas's jurisprudence would support Korematsu. Respectfully though, Ilya is factually incorrect in saying neither Mr. Korematsu nor other…
  • Oct 30

    Gun Control Targeting Dangerous Symptom

    Gun Control Targeting Dangerous Symptom
    New York has revoked gun rights for over 40,000 people deemed dangerous by mental health professionals. Are all of these people really dangerous? Are other people who fear losing their gun rights deterred from seeking help? These questions…
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
  • Oct 29

    International Conference on Sustainable Development—Richards Bay, South Africa

    International Conference on Sustainable Development—Richards Bay, South Africa
    The International Conference on Sustainable Development 2014 South Africa will take place Dec. 2–3, 2014, in Richards Bay, South Africa. It is jointly presented by the International Centre for Interdisciplinary Research in Law (ICIRL)…
  • Oct 28

    American Political Science Ass’n Annual Meeting—Diversities Reconsidered—San Francisco

    American Political Science Ass’n Annual Meeting—Diversities Reconsidered—San Francisco
    The American Political Science Association (APSA) holds its annual meeting Sept. 3-6, 2015, in San Francisco. The theme is Diversities Reconsidered: Politics, and Political Science, in the 21st Century. Proposal submissions are due Dec. 15,…
  • Oct 28

    Faculty Research Fellowship—Iowa City, IA

    Faculty Research Fellowship—Iowa City, IA
    The University of Iowa Law Library invites applications for its newly created Bonfield Fellowship for a visiting researcher. Nominations are due by Feb. 1, 2015. The University of Iowa Law Library is among the three largest law school…
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/
  • Oct 30

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar

    Sister Helen Starts Petition for Max Soffar
    "Let Max Soffar, an innocent man, die at home," is the Change.org petition started by Sister Helen Prejean with ACLU Action. Here's the beginning of this must-read: After serving 34 years on death row for a crime that he did...
  • Oct 30

    Colorado Death Penalty Politics, Continued

    Colorado Death Penalty Politics, Continued
    "Dunlap 'full clemency' ad abandons reality," is by the Denver Post Editorial Board. Criticizing the governor over his handling of the Dunlap case and his position on the death penalty is fair game. Claiming he has threatened to release a...
  • Oct 30

    Illinois Inmate Freed

    Illinois Inmate Freed
    "Inmate ordered freed in landmark Illinois case," is the AP report filed by Don Babwin, via the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. A prisoner whose confession helped free a death row inmate in a case that was instrumental in the campaign to end...
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/
  • Oct 30

    How illegal is illegality? Supreme Court dismisses appeal in Servier v Apotex

    How illegal is illegality? Supreme Court dismisses appeal in Servier v Apotex
    Les Laboratoires Servier & Another v Apotex Inc & Others [2014] UKSC 55 is a shorter and less formidable UK Supreme Court decision than this Kat initially feared. This ruling addressed a point of principle that is academically…
  • Oct 30

    "Almost identical, just with different names": shopping at Aldi

    "Almost identical, just with different names": shopping at Aldi
    "My first time at Aldi... Should we all be shopping there?" is an article by Felicity Hannah, posted on Yahoo!'s UK & Ireland Finance page with the byline "Our money saving columnist takes her first trip to a discounter to see what all…
  • Oct 29

    How you can rent your own orphan, and why there are 91 million of them

    How you can rent your own orphan, and why there are 91 million of them
    When it comes to media releases this Kat is a sitting target, which may account for the reason why he received the following missive not once but four times over: UK OPENS ACCESS TO 91 MILLION ORPHAN WORKSThe IPO, based in Wales, estimates…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 30

    Who’s Watching the Spies?

    Who’s Watching the Spies?
    Much of the debate following the shootings in Ottawa and Saint-Jean-sur-le-Richelieu has turned on whether or not increased surveillance by Canadian law enforcement and intelligence agencies could have prevented the actions of Michael…
  • Oct 30

    Canadian Lawyers Making a Difference in Cambodia

    Canadian Lawyers Making a Difference in Cambodia
    Cambodia is slowly recovering from the barbarism of the Khmer Rouge regime and the subsequent civil war that devastated the nation during the last quarter of the twentieth century. The current authoritarian government has been in power for…
  • Oct 30

    Legal Business Development: Is a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?

    Legal Business Development: Is a Lack of Confidence Holding You Back?
    Confidence. Do you have it? Sure, there are times that your confidence has been shaken… but deep down, are you confident in yourself and your ability? And how important is confidence to your success as a lawyer, a community leader…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 30

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: 31

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc. 14-144 Issue: (1) Whether the messages and images that appear on state-issued specialty license plates qualify as government speech immune from…
  • Oct 30

    Argument preview: Racial gerrymandering, partisan politics, and the future of the Voting Rights Act

    Argument preview: Racial gerrymandering, partisan politics, and the future of the Voting Rights Act
    The Supreme Court has long ignored Justice Felix Frankfurter’s warning to stay out of the political thicket. It regularly hears challenges to redistricting cases (not to mention lots of other types of election cases), raising issues…
  • Oct 30

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    Briefly: In the ABA Journal, Mark Walsh previews next week’s oral argument in Yates v. United States, in which the Court will consider the case of a commercial fisherman convicted of violating the anti-shredding provision of the…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 33

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 30

    Doing Business 2015

    Doing Business 2015
    “Doing Business 2015: Going Beyond Efficiency, a World Bank Group flagship publication, is the 12th in a series of annual reports measuring the regulations that enhance business activity and those that constrain it. Doing Business…
  • Oct 30

    Guide to Cyber Threat 6 Information Sharing (Draft) – NIST

    Guide to Cyber Threat 6 Information Sharing (Draft) – NIST
    NIST Special Publication 800-150 (Draft) Guide to Cyber Threat Information Sharing (Draft). Chris Johnson, Lee Badger, David Waltermire – Computer Security Division – Information Technology…
  • Oct 30

    The False Promise of Anonymity – CDT

    The False Promise of Anonymity – CDT
    Sarah St.Vincent and Alex Bradshaw: “In recent weeks, multiple apps promising “secret” messaging have had sensitive data exposed by breaches and the apps’ not-so-secret data-sharing practices. This news makes one thing…
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 30

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate

    BBC Nixes Green Party Participation In Debate
    The BBC has refused to include Green Party candidates in three upcoming televised debates, on the grounds that the party does not have enough support among voters. The party has responded by launching requests that voters sign a petition…
  • Oct 28

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right

    Garcia v.Google and Related Right
    Jacob M. Victor, Yale University, Information Society Project, has published Garcia v. Google and a 'Related Rights' Alternative to Copyright in Acting Performances at 24 Yale Law Journal Forum 80 (2014). Here is the abstract. A recent Ninth…
  • Oct 28

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying

    EU Copyright Law and Private Copying
    João Pedro Quintais, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law (IViR), and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, is publishing Private Copying and Downloading from Unlawful Sources in the International Review of…
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • Oct 29

    Dueling Law

    Dueling Law
    I’ve been going through the state bills of rights written in the nineteenth century and have come across some wild provisions.  Take this one from the Iowa Bill of Rights of 1846: “Any citizen of this State who may hereafter…
  • Oct 29

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality

    FAN 38 (First Amendment News) Abrams Institute to host conference on Net Neutrality
    On November 3rd, the Floyd Abrams Institute for Freedom of Expression will host a conference entitled Net Neutrality: From Debate to Policy Decisions. The conference will take place at the Century Association located at 7 West 43rd…
  • Oct 27

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today

    The 50th Anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, Privacy Laws Today
    http://www.law.uconn.edu/calendar/symposium/volume-47-symposium-50th-anniversary-griswold-v-connecticut-privacy-laws-today
Rank this Week: 37

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/
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Oct 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Torn Up Prenups, Marketing Tripwires, Ebola Quarantine

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Torn Up Prenups, Marketing Tripwires, Ebola Quarantine
    The legal gray area around smoking “legal” marijuana is a fascinating area. Because what’s legal sometimes isn’t—or at least can still get you in trouble. Karen Rubin has an interesting piece on how it applies to…
  • Oct 29

    Flipboard update integrates Zite’s technology

    Flipboard update integrates Zite’s technology
    Great news for lawyers as reported by VentureBeat’s Tom Cheredar (@TChed). Flipboard’s latest update integrates Zite’s suggested content feature. At the heart of “Flipboard 3.0″ is deep integration of technology…
  • Oct 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Lawyer Rankings, LEED v4, The Brow

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Lawyer Rankings, LEED v4, The Brow
    We interrupt Game 7 of the World Series with today’s Top 10. There are no baseball posts today, unfortunately, but Kevin Hartley does have a good one on the trademarks around Anthony “The Brow” Davis, the NBA’s next…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Oct 15

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case

    Maryland High Court to Hear State Farm Property Damage Case
    I have taught insurance law for the last 17 years at the University of Baltimore Law School.  I think it is important to explain both the hornbook majority view and Maryland law.  Typically, what I’m saying is that the…
  • Oct 14

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing
    UPDATE: As of October 14, 2014, electronic filing is mandatory  for attorneys in Anne Arundel County.   Here is the rule.   In the online seminar, the court clerk said that all filings are electronic as of today, So,…
  • Oct 13

    I Got Ejected from a Little League Game Yesterday

    I Got Ejected from a Little League Game Yesterday
    I got tossed from a little league baseball game yesterday. I know what you are thinking.  Keep your mind open. My oldest son is 9.  He plays on two baseball teams.  One is a competitive travel team.  The other is a…
Rank this Week: 41

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 30

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman

    Unicorn Sighting: I Agree With Judge Silberman
    Silberman says he has long thought FISA court was unconstitutional b/c judges shouldn’t make policy #privacyact & they become rubber-stamps — Dan Froomkin (@froomkin) October 30, 2014
  • Oct 25

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide

    Links to My Miami-Dade Voter’s Guide
    Part One on People Part Two on Amendments and Propositions (Sticky until election day).
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 28

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack

    Canada’s New “Anti-Terrorism” Bill: Responding to the Courts, Not the Attack
    The government yesterday introduced Bill C-44, the Protection of Canada from Terrorists Act. While some were expecting significant new surveillance, decreased warrant thresholds, and detention measures, this bill is a response to several…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving behind dead soldiers. Office buildings, shopping centres, and classrooms placed under lockdown for hours with…
  • Oct 27

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure

    Responding to the Attacks: Why We Need to Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measure
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 25, 2014 as Why We Need To Resist Quick-Fix Anti-Terrorism Measures Two shocking terror attacks on Canadian soil, one striking at the very heart of the Canadian parliament buildings and both leaving…
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 17

    Technology: Progress and Potential

    Technology: Progress and Potential
    An article I wrote for Alliance for Peacebuilding’s Building Peace magazine is now up on the web. In it, I look at both the significant progress around technologies to share vital information before and during a conflict or disaster,…
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
Rank this Week: 44

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Oct 30

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge

    Pirate Bay Founder Convicted on Hacking Charge
    The founder of the file-sharing site Pirate Bay was found guilty today in Denmark on hacking charges unrelated to the web site. Swedish national Gottfrid Svartholm was found guilty of hacking into servers belonging to the U.S. technology firm…
  • Oct 29

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software

    Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software
    OSquery aims to identify attacks on the thousands of machines used across Facebook. On Wednesday, the company open-sourced the tool. The post Facebook, Google, and the Rise of Open Source Security Software appeared first on WIRED.
  • Oct 29

    Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data

    Hackers Are Using Gmail Drafts to Update Their Malware and Steal Data
    In his career-ending extramarital affair that came to light in 2012, General David Petraeus used a stealthy technique to communicate with his lover Paula Broadwell: the pair left messages for each other in the drafts folder of a shared Gmail…
Rank this Week: 45