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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

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/
  • Jan 26

    Tricky Ratio of Chief Executive’s Pay To Workers’

    Tricky Ratio of Chief Executive’s Pay To Workers’
    The costs and complications of a provision in the Dodd-Frank financial reform act requiring public companies to disclose the pay ratio between chief executives and their median workers have stalled its implementation.
  • Jan 26

    Investment Riches Built on Auto Loans to Poor

    Investment Riches Built on Auto Loans to Poor
    A booming business in lending to poor people with bad credit who need cars to get to work is as much about Wall Street’s demand for high returns as it is about used vehicles.
  • Jan 26

    Helena Morrissey, Aiming at Britain’s Glass Ceilings, Gets Result

    Helena Morrissey, Aiming at Britain’s Glass Ceilings, Gets Result
    The London financial executive, founder of the 30% Club, has focused on the chairmen of Britain’s top companies in her campaign to increase women's representation on boards.
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/
  • Jan 26

    Associate Bonus Watch: WilmerHale’s Wily Ways?

    Associate Bonus Watch: WilmerHale’s Wily Ways?
    Is "merit-based" compensation just a poorly disguised way for a law firm to lower total compensation costs?
  • Jan 26

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015

    National Hydraulic Fracturing and Energy Issues to Watch in 2015
    Hydraulic fracturing and energy policy promise to be an interesting area to watch in 2015 as many competing political forces push to control the agenda.
  • Jan 26

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.26.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 01.26.15
    * Another benchmark in the Ninth Circuit's ongoing war against prosecutorial misconduct: a panel of judges -- Kozinski, Wardlaw, and Fletcher -- suggest trying prosecutors for perjury. [New York Observer] * Lawyer and blogger Eric Turkewitz…
Rank this Week: 3

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 26

    NY Times: Middle Class Continues to Shrink Under President Obama

    NY Times: Middle Class Continues to Shrink Under President Obama
    New York Times, Middle Class Shrinks Further as More Fall Out Instead of Climbing Up: The middle class that President Obama identified in his State of the Union speech last week as the foundation of the American economy has been shrinking for…
  • Jan 26

    Amazon Offers Self-Publishing For Faculty Book

    Amazon Offers Self-Publishing For Faculty Book
    Last Thursday, Amazon launched KDP EDU for academics to self-publish books through the Kindle Direct Publishing program: Amazon’s new Kindle Textbook Creator Beta helps you convert PDFs of your textbooks, course notes, study guides and…
  • Jan 26

    How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxe

    How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxe
    Bloomberg, How Yahoo Might Sell Billions in Alibaba Stock and Pay No Taxes, by Jesse Drucker: Yahoo! on Tuesday is expected to reveal something most companies usually try to keep secret: how it plans to avoid a multibillion-dollar tax bill.…
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/
  • Jan 26

    Monday Open Thread

    Monday Open Thread
    Busy work day. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 26

    How to Get a Gold Star From the DEA

    How to Get a Gold Star From the DEA
    The infamous Flores twins of Chicago will finally be sentenced Tuesday. Some background on twin brothers Pedro and Margarito Flores, see this Chicago Reader article. The Government filed its sentencing memorandum a few weeks ago, which I…
  • Jan 26

    "El Chapo" Guzman: U.S. Makes New Push for Extradition

    "El Chapo" Guzman: U.S. Makes New Push for Extradition
    Mexico's Attorney General last week said he believed the U.S. was hours away from filing a new extradition request for Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman. His lawyers immediately filed a new request a writ of Amparo seeking protection from…
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/
  • Jan 26

    Kramer on Moral Realism & Shakespearean Tragedie

    Kramer on Moral Realism & Shakespearean Tragedie
    Matthew H. Kramer (Churchill College, Cambridge University) has posted Shakespeare, Moral Judgments, and Moral Realism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Among the many areas of scholarship that can be enriched through an engagement with…
  • Jan 26

    Sadurski on Supranational Public Reason

    Sadurski on Supranational Public Reason
    Wojciech Sadurski (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Supranational Public Reason: Part One - A Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The usual response to the dilemma raised by the evident absence of democratic legitimacy…
  • Jan 26

    Burbank on Taruffo on American Litigation

    Burbank on Taruffo on American Litigation
    Stephen B. Burbank (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted Procedure and Pragmatism on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this essay, prepared as part of a festschrift for the Italian scholar, Michele Taruffo, I portray him as a…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 20

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men

    'Sextortion': Online blackmail of men
    SextortionIsn't it ironic that when the average citizen does it, it's a crime, but when the police do it for so called "sex stings", it's then magically ok? Video Description: Hundreds of thousands of men around the world are falling victim…
  • Nov 5

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry

    Vicky Henry, Women Against the Registry
    Video Description: Anyone convicted of a crime involving sex may be put on a public registry. At a conference on sex offender laws Vicky Henry, president of Women Against the Registry (WAR), tells of the horrendous consequences of the…
  • Nov 5

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say

    CA - Sex-offender laws are ineffective and unfair, critics say
    Original Article 10/17/2014 By Puck Lo Frank Lindsay, 62, is a father, small-business owner and avid surfer. He’s also one of 105,000 people in California — and 760,000 nationally — listed as a sex offender. In accordance…
Rank this Week: 7

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Former NFL Player Jailed for Running Loan Modification Scheme

    Former NFL Player Jailed for Running Loan Modification Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Jeffrey Charles Leroy Taylor, 40, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, resident was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Kenneth Marra to 36 months in prison, to be followed by two years of supervised release and was ordered to pay…
  • Jan 26

    Advance Fee Loan Scams Lead to Prison

    Advance Fee Loan Scams Lead to Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Michael Pitamber Ramdat, 30, Palm Bay, Florida, was sentenced to 21 months in prison and ordered to pay restitution for a fraud scheme he perpetrated against business owners and others seeking lines of credit around the…
  • Jan 25

    Loan Broker Gets 5 Years in Prison for Stealing $17M from Investor

    Loan Broker Gets 5 Years in Prison for Stealing $17M from Investor
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mervyn A. Phelan, Sr., 74, Newport Beach, California, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge J. Frederick Motz to five years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a wire fraud conspiracy, wire…
Rank this Week: 8

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: 9

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: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 25

    Cambodian commander admits to using force against opposition

    Cambodian commander admits to using force against opposition
    [JURIST] Human Rights Watch (HRW) [official website] on Sunday accused a Cambodia leader of human rights abuse, reporting [press release] that the commander of the nation’s gendarmerie [Global Security backgrounder] admitted to using…
  • Jan 25

    Greeks vote in election that could lead to renegotiation of bailout term

    Greeks vote in election that could lead to renegotiation of bailout term
    [JURIST] Greek voters went to the polls on Sunday to vote in an election that could lead to the renegotiation of bailout [BBC backgrounder] terms with international lenders. The leftist party Syriza [official website], which has been leading…
  • Jan 25

    Zambia elects new president

    Zambia elects new president
    [JURIST] Zambia’s new president, Defense and Justice Minister Edgar Lungu, was sworn on Sunday after he was declared the winner of the presidential poll [official results] Saturday night. Lungu was a candidate for the Patriotic Front…
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

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/
Rank this Week: 13

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jan 26

    Russia Spy Case: Highlights from the Unsealed Complaint

    Russia Spy Case: Highlights from the Unsealed Complaint
    U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan on Monday announced espionage charges against three men accused of spying for the Russian government in New York. Law Blog has highlights from the unsealed complaint.
  • Jan 26

    Russia Spy Case: Highlights from the Unsealed Complaint

    Russia Spy Case: Highlights from the Unsealed Complaint
    U.S. prosecutors in Manhattan on Monday announced espionage charges against three men accused of spying for the Russian government in New York. Law Blog has highlights from the unsealed complaint.
  • Jan 26

    In Silk Road Trial, Government Describes Online Trail to Ross Ulbricht

    In Silk Road Trial, Government Describes Online Trail to Ross Ulbricht
    Prosecutors on Monday meticulously retraced the digital footprints that led them to suspect Ross Ulbricht was the alleged mastermind behind online drug market Silk Road.
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 26

    Could charter schools within the prison system help reduce recidivism?

    Could charter schools within the prison system help reduce recidivism?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this interesting article from Georgia headlined "Gov. Deal wants new charter high schools for prison system." Here are excerpts: Gov. Nathan Deal in the both the amended 2015…
  • Jan 26

    "Beyond a Reasonable Disagreement: Judging Habeas Corpus"

    "Beyond a Reasonable Disagreement: Judging Habeas Corpus"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new article by Noam Biale now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article addresses ongoing confusion in federal habeas corpus doctrine about one of the most elemental...
  • Jan 26

    The SCOTUS culture of death: "Execution Case Highlights the Power of One Vote"

    The SCOTUS culture of death: "Execution Case Highlights the Power of One Vote"
    The title of this post is drawn from the headline of this New York Times piece by Adam Liptak that highlights why the Supreme Court's decision on Friday to grant cert to review Oklahoma's execution protocol is so interesting and...
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 26

    Celebrate Fred Korematsu Day, Friday, in SF with George Takei

    Celebrate Fred Korematsu Day, Friday, in SF with George Takei
    Friday is Fred Korematsu Day to honor the life of the man who challenged the U.S. government's internment of Japanese Americans during WWII. Korematsu, a U.S. citizen born to immigrant parents, was just 23 when he refused to subject…
  • Jan 26

    Sherifff Joe Makes it BIG: 120-foot electronic Super Bowl billboard in Times Square

    Sherifff Joe Makes it BIG: 120-foot electronic Super Bowl billboard in Times Square
    Photo Courtesy of Phoenix Business Journal Maricopa County, Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, often featured on this blog for his immigration shenanigans, is featured in an electronic billboard overlooking Times Square in New York City welcoming…
  • Jan 26

    'It was cold, very cold': migrant children endure border patrol 'ice boxes'

    'It was cold, very cold': migrant children endure border patrol 'ice boxes'
    Today from The Guardian - a powerful story about migrant children in detention. It opens: Imagine being taken into a room. It is cold – very, very cold – and you shiver under the single layer of clothes that is...
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/
  • Jan 26

    Have Another Horton -- with a Splash of Chevron

    Have Another Horton -- with a Splash of Chevron
    Loyal readers are familiar with my (if not necessarily appreciative of) obsession with the Horton principle (which, by the way, is getting another rub at the courts in the Second Circuit). Those similarly afflicted (or maybe just interested…
  • Jan 25

    Parental Leave Around the World

    Parental Leave Around the World
    There is a wonderful chart and article over at the Huffington Post that takes a comparative look at parental leave. Many of us examine this issue when we cover the FMLA, or teach an international employment law class. The chart...
  • Jan 24

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low
    We are used to seeing declining unionization and membership rates across the country. Another unfortunate trend (depending on your perspective) is a decline in unionization in those states that historically back organized labor. The great…
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.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/
  • Jan 26

    A Devastating Practice In Debt Collection

    A Devastating Practice In Debt Collection
    When Lillian Palermo became incapacitated at age 80, her husband and power of attorney regularly rolls his wife’s wheelchair at a nursing home in Manhattan. Yet last summer, after Mr. Palermo disputed nursing home bills that doubled Mrs.…
  • Jan 26

    The American Sniper's Legal Quandary

    The American Sniper's Legal Quandary
    The movie “American Sniper,” based on the life of ex-Navy SEAL Chris Kyle, has grossed more than $130 million in domestic ticket sales. Yet, the SWAT team training business that Mr. Kyle founded after leaving the military is preparing…
  • Jan 26

    Why Social Security Won't Cover Retirement

    Why Social Security Won't Cover Retirement
    One of the most financially disastrous mistakes you can make is to assume that Social Security will cover your retirement. This is particularly dangerous because if you do not realize that mistake early on, it may be too late. While...
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/
  • Jan 26

    Supreme Court Remands Native American Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Supreme Court Remands Native American Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In the wake of its decision on allowing prisoners to wear beards for religious reasons, the U.S. Supreme Court today sent a prisoner religious free exercise case back to the 11th Circuit for reconsideration.  In Knight v.…
  • Jan 26

    British Court Says Male Circumcision Cannot Be Equated With Female Genital Mutilation

    British Court Says Male Circumcision Cannot Be Equated With Female Genital Mutilation
    A decision by a Family Court judge in Britain earlier this month tackled directly the argument that male circumcision should be equated with female genital mutilation and be banned just as female genital mutilation is.  In Matter of B…
  • Jan 26

    Israeli Court Orders City To Remove Signs Telling Women To Dress Modestly

    Israeli Court Orders City To Remove Signs Telling Women To Dress Modestly
    In Israel yesterday, the Magistrate's Court in the city of Beit Shemesh ordered the  municipality to remove signs that had been put up by haredi (ultra-Orthodox) synagogues and organizations instructing women to dress modestly in…
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/
  • Jan 26

    Nursing Homes as Guardians of Their Debtor Patient

    Nursing Homes as Guardians of Their Debtor Patient
    If you saw today's New York Times article on New York nursing homes seeking guardianship over residents in order to collect outstanding debt, under Article 81 of the Mental Hygiene Law, you may also have questions. Section 81.19 of the Mental…
  • Jan 26

    Game theory post 5 of N: the joy and madness of repeated game

    Game theory post 5 of N: the joy and madness of repeated game
    One thing about strategic interactions is that humans tend to repeat them. For example, participants in a market may engage in trades over and over, neighbors may make the same decisions with respect to borders, common resources, etc. over…
  • Jan 26

    Epilogue: Moral Panics and Body Camera

    Epilogue: Moral Panics and Body Camera
    Almost immediately after my essay on body cameras was published in Wash. U. L. Rev. Commentaries in November, stuff blew up--the Michael Brown non-indictment, the Ferguson and national protests, the Eric Garner non-indictment, and the…
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
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/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
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/
  • Jan 26

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...

    Never too late: if you missed the IPKat last week ...
    The IPKat weblog was exceptionally busy last week.  Our page counter recorded no fewer than 39,271 site visits, making it our second best week on record.  Even so, it's possible that, amid the flurry of breaking news and patent…
  • Jan 26

    Monday miscellany

    Monday miscellany
    With just six days to go, the IPKat's sidebar poll on IP and the International Women's Leadership Forum has attracted a wide array of opinions and little apparent consensus. Do please feel welcome to participate in this poll (which email…
  • Jan 25

    Women in IP leadership roles: MIP respond

    Women in IP leadership roles: MIP respond
    Last week, in "A woman's place is in ... the lead: thoughts on an upcoming IP Forum", here, the IPKat reviewed a forthcoming International Women's Leadership Forum on Intellectual Property and asked some fairly simple questions about women's…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 26

    Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right…

    Look to Your Left, Look to Your Right…
    …One of you won’t be here next year. Variations of that famous phrase, according to legend, are routinely directed at first year law students, though now mostly in jest. Many people have been credited as being the first to warn…
  • Jan 26

    Incivility: Practical Consequences for You and Your Client

    Incivility: Practical Consequences for You and Your Client
    Debate about lawyers’ incivility – whether it’s on the increase, whether it’s worthy of concern, how it should be handled – is an ongoing one. The subject continues to be discussed, and we can expect to hear more…
  • Jan 26

    First Machine Learning Course for Law Student

    First Machine Learning Course for Law Student
    Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II are teaching a new course on machine learning this semester at the Michigan State University College of Law. The course is called ‘Legal Analytics‘ and Katz has shared an introduction…
Rank this Week: 29

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 26

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Jan 26

    Event announcement

    Event announcement
    On February 5 at one o’clock, the National Institute for Health Care Management will host a ninety-minute webinar on King v. Burwell. Speakers will include Julie Rovner, Nicholas Bagley, and Michael Cannon.  There is no…
  • Jan 26

    Opinion analysis: Justices reject presumption of health-benefit vesting, calling for analysis under ordinary contract principle

    Opinion analysis: Justices reject presumption of health-benefit vesting, calling for analysis under ordinary contract principle
    Monday’s decision in M&G Polymers USA, LLC v. Tackett resolves a dispute about the vesting of health-care benefits under a collective bargaining agreement. Neither the Employee Retirement Income Security Act nor the National Labor…
Rank this Week: 30

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: 31

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: 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/
  • Jan 26

    A petition in support of funding for American-German student exchange

    A petition in support of funding for American-German student exchange
    It's a great program, please consider signing!
  • Jan 26

    "Discrimination and Disadvantage"

    "Discrimination and Disadvantage"
    Thomas Nadelhoffer (Charleston) sends along word of a new blog, Discrimination and Disadvantage. He writes: In recent years, philosophers have increasingly reflected on how various kinds of privilege and advantage are at work in the…
  • Jan 26

    Most important Anglophone philosophers, 1945-2000

    Most important Anglophone philosophers, 1945-2000
    A new poll for your amusement. I've limited the list of choices mostly to philosophers who did most of their work during this period and who are no longer alive, plus some distinguished philosophres who are alive and now in...
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 26

    Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Results in Arsenic Mobilization in Groundwater

    Natural Breakdown of Petroleum Results in Arsenic Mobilization in Groundwater
    “Changes in geochemistry from the natural breakdown of petroleum hydrocarbons in groundwater promote mobilization of naturally occurring arsenic from aquifer sediments into groundwater. This geochemical change can result in potentially…
  • Jan 26

    Federal Reserve Issues Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System

    Federal Reserve Issues Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System
    “The Federal Reserve today issued “Strategies for Improving the U.S. Payment System,” which presents a multi-faceted plan for collaborating with payment system stakeholders including large and small businesses, emerging…
  • Jan 26

    IMF Offers Free Access to Its Online Economic Data

    IMF Offers Free Access to Its Online Economic Data
    “The International Monetary Fund has launched a new platform to support its move to free data and to improve online global statistical dissemination. The new portal enables bulk data downloads and introduces dynamic visualization to…
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 26

    Media Self-Regulation and Media Freedom

    Media Self-Regulation and Media Freedom
    Adeline Hulin, European University Research Centre, has published Statutory Media Self-Regulation: Beneficial or Detrimental for Media Freedom? as Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies Research Paper No. RSCAS 2014/127. Here is the…
  • Jan 26

    Communitarian Free Speech Theories and the First Amendment

    Communitarian Free Speech Theories and the First Amendment
    Martin Redish, Northwestern University Law School, is publishing Fear, Loathing, and the First Amendment: Optimistic Skepticism and the Theory of Free Expression in the Ohio State Law Journal (forthcoming). This article is Northwestern Public…
  • Jan 24

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo
    The Economist discusses whether crackdowns on freedom of speech and freedom of the press around the world are likely, or already happening, after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
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
  • Jan 26

    Netanyahu’s Address to a Joint Session is Not Unconstitutional

    Netanyahu’s Address to a Joint Session is Not Unconstitutional
    There have been some thoughtful posts recently (by Michael Ramsey and David Bernstein) arguing that PM Netanyahu’s upcoming speech to a Joint Session of Congress without presidential approval violates the Executive Branch’s…
  • Jan 23

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 01.23.15
    Austin Sarat, Matthew Anderson, and Cathrine O. Frank are the editors of an excellent publication, Law and the Humanities: An Introduction (Cambridge, 2014).  Included are a valuable chapter on the origins of the discipline by the three…
  • Jan 22

    A Word Missing From the Constitution

    A Word Missing From the Constitution
    The answer is “Governor.”  The Constitution never refers to the Governor of a State.  The phrases used instead are “executive authority” or “executive officer.”  I’m not sure why.…
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/
  • Jan 26

    Sheldon Silver's referrals/origination

    Sheldon Silver's referrals/origination
    According to the story posted below (from ALM), the NY law firm that Sheldon Silver worked for never expected Silver to do any work. He would add prestige to the firm, would refer cases to it, and would be compensated...
  • Jan 26

    "Sheldon Silver’s ethical train wreck"

    "Sheldon Silver’s ethical train wreck"
    Walter Olson has an Overlawyered post rounding up several links about the Sheldon Silver affair and the relationship between certain plaintiffs lawyers and doctors.
  • Jan 25

    What's in a name? (Who signs the government's brief?)

    What's in a name? (Who signs the government's brief?)
    Prawfsblawg carries a post about who signs the federal government's SCOTUS briefs, which agencies have authority to sign their own briefs regardless of what the Solicitor General wants, and what signals might be sent when agencies do or do…
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/
  • Jan 26

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Rise of Uber, the Super Bowl, Exporting Crude Oil

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Rise of Uber, the Super Bowl, Exporting Crude Oil
    With the Super Bowl here, talk is heating up on the subject on the LexBlog Network. But while that’s heating up, the Northeast is cooling down with the approach of Winter Storm Juno. Zosha writes up four big issues related to that, and…
  • Jan 25

    How can undergrads and law students best use blogs and social media?

    How can undergrads and law students best use blogs and social media?
    I would welcome any ideas you have on how college students can blog and use other social media for professional development (learning) as well as networking to build relationships and word of mouth to gain employment upon graduation.…
  • Jan 24

    Study: Mobile driving international social media growth

    Study: Mobile driving international social media growth
    The growth of mobile is having a huge impact on the growth of Internet and social media use worldwide. While Web traffic from laptops and desktop computers grew 13 percent, traffic from mobile devices and tablets grew 56 percent. This from…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 26

    On the Job! Attorney Advisor position at U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission

    On the Job! Attorney Advisor position at U.S. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission
    The United States Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, an independent quasi-judicial agency in the U.S. government that determines the validity and monetary value of claims of U.S. nationals for losses caused by foreign governments, is…
  • Jan 26

    Go On! European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation

    Go On! European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation
    The European Master’s Programme in Human Rights and Democratisation (E.MA) is now accepting applications. E.MA is a unique Master’s programme developed by 10 pioneering universities that today counts on the participation of 41…
  • Jan 26

    Increased prospects for Transitional Justice after the political transition in Sri Lanka?

    Increased prospects for Transitional Justice after the political transition in Sri Lanka?
    Since the end of the Sri Lankan armed conflict in which the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) were destroyed by the Sri Lankan armed forces in 2009, Sri Lanka was the archetype of a hard case for Transitional Justice. The Sri Lankan…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
Rank this Week: 41

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/
  • Jan 21

    Ford v. United States | New Maryland Malpractice Opinion

    Ford v. United States | New Maryland Malpractice Opinion
    A U.S. federal court judge made a ruling on some motions that are of interest to Maryland medical malpractice attorneys.  They deal with a motion for summary judgment and, a pet interest of mine, holding defendants feet to the fire when…
  • Jan 12

    Valuing Car Accident Cases in Maryland: 12 Factors That Matter

    Valuing Car Accident Cases in Maryland: 12 Factors That Matter
    Valuing car accident cases for settlement in Maryland is a challenge. The most important thing in any case is the severity of the injuries. That is probably all that should matter.  But there are many more variables that drive how much…
  • Jan 9

    Medical Malpractice Settlement Formula? How to Value Case

    Medical Malpractice Settlement Formula? How to Value Case
    Most malpractice lawsuits in Maryland are resolved after negotiating through adversarial bargaining.  At the end of the day, our clients only have two options: settle or go to trial. Sometimes, they do not even have two options.…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 20

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    Stream On?: How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    The misuse of Canada's new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week. With revelations that some rights holders are requiring Internet providers to send notifications that…
  • Jan 20

    How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video

    How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on January 17, 2015 as How Canadian Law Views Online Streaming Video The misuse of Canada’s new copyright notice-and-notice system has attracted considerable media and political attention over the past week.…
  • Jan 14

    Videotron’s Odd Copyright Notices: No User Rights and Inaccurate Privacy Information

    Videotron’s Odd Copyright Notices: No User Rights and Inaccurate Privacy Information
    As the misuse of the Canada's copyright notice-and-notice system continues to attract attention, Industry Canada has taken the first step to try to alleviate public concern. The department has posted an advisory on the notice-and-notice…
Rank this Week: 43

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jan 23

    Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht

    Here’s the Secret Silk Road Journal From the Laptop of Ross Ulbricht
    As the saga of the Silk Road has unfolded over the last four years, everyone has had an opinion about the unprecedented, billion-dollar online narcotics bazaar, from press to politicians to prosecutors. Even the pseudonymous mastermind of the…
  • Jan 23

    Aspiring Singer Arrested in Israel on Suspicion of Hacking Madonna

    Aspiring Singer Arrested in Israel on Suspicion of Hacking Madonna
    The specific hackers behind the Sony breach and data leaks may never be identified or arrested. But authorities say they have caught a hacker behind another high-profile breach: the intrusion into computers owned by Madonna, which resulted in…
  • Jan 22

    Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack

    Barrett Brown Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison in Connection to Stratfor Hack
    Barrett Brown, who became a cause célèbre after he was charged with crimes related to the 2011 Stratfor hack, will not go free as his supporters hoped. He was sentenced today in Texas to five years and three months in prison.…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Nov 25

    Technology and theatre in a library

    Technology and theatre in a library
    When I read Where Humbert Humbert Might Whisper in Your Ear in the New York Times on a flight back to Colombo from the US, I immediately thought of doing something along the same lines in Sri Lanka to explore to what degree, post-war, we…
Rank this Week: 45