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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/
  • Sep 30

    Elizabeth Garrett (USC) Named President of Cornell University

    Elizabeth Garrett (USC) Named President of Cornell University
    Cornell Press Release, Elizabeth Garrett, USC Provost, Named Cornell's 13th President: The Cornell University Board of Trustees today approved the appointment of Elizabeth Garrett, provost and senior vice president for academic affairs at the…
  • Sep 30

    Singhal Presents Firm Misreporting Behavior and Tax Evasion Substitution Today at Columbia

    Singhal Presents Firm Misreporting Behavior and Tax Evasion Substitution Today at Columbia
    Monica Singhal (Harvard) presents Dodging the Taxman: Evidence on Firm Misreporting Behavior and Evasion Substitution (with Paul Carrillo (George Washington) & Dina Pomeranz (Harvard)) at Columbia today as part of its Tax Policy…
  • Sep 30

    Bird & Zolt: Fiscal Contracting in Latin America

    Bird & Zolt: Fiscal Contracting in Latin America
    Richard M. Bird (Toronto) & Eric M. Zolt (UCLA), Fiscal Contracting in Latin America: Latin America has long been characterized as a region of high income inequality. In recent years, however, many countries have seen a decrease in income…
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/
  • Sep 30

    Why Diligence Sucks, Why You Suck At It, And Why Robots Want Your Job

    Why Diligence Sucks, Why You Suck At It, And Why Robots Want Your Job
    Could this make your life as a reviewing attorney easier and a little less miserable?
  • Sep 30

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.30.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 09.30.14
    * The world’s largest Harry Potter memorabilia collection belongs to a lawyer. His patronus is a shimmering gavel. [The Telegraph] * The FCC has ended the sports blackout rule. Expect the NFL to go bankrupt within days. [Politico] * No…
  • Sep 30

    Over- And Underrated Biglaw Practice Group

    Over- And Underrated Biglaw Practice Group
    According to the ATL Insider Survey, these practice groups deserve more (or less) acclaim
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/
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/
  • Sep 30

    Bagley on the Regulation of Medicine

    Bagley on the Regulation of Medicine
    Nicholas Bagley (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Medicine as a Public Calling (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 114 (2015 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The debate over how to tame private medical spending tends to pit…
  • Sep 30

    Pfaff on the War on Drugs and Incarceration

    Pfaff on the War on Drugs and Incarceration
    John F. Pfaff (Fordham University School of Law) has posted The War on Drugs and Prison Growth: Limited Importance, Limited Legislative Options (Harvard Journal on Legislation, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many commentators…
  • Sep 30

    Asimow on Five Models of Adminstrative Adjucation

    Asimow on Five Models of Adminstrative Adjucation
    Michael Asimow (Stanford Law School) has posted Five Models of Administrative Adjudication on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Regulatory and benefit-distribution schemes give rise to large numbers of individualized disputes between government…
Rank this Week: 5

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Sep 30

    Tuesday Open Thread

    Tuesday Open Thread
    Long day in Court today, which means an open thread for you. All topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Sep 29

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released

    Hostage John Cantlie Messages: Episode 2 Released
    Al Furqan Media has released the second episode of British hostage John Cantlie's video series today. You can view it here (If You Tube removes it, you can get it here.) The topic is President Obama's speech on 9/11 against ISIS.…
  • Sep 29

    Brazilian Hotel Evacuated as Hostage Paraded on Balcony

    Brazilian Hotel Evacuated as Hostage Paraded on Balcony
    An employee at a luxury hotel in Brasilia has been taken hostage, handcuffed, strapped in a suicide vest and paraded on the balcony of a room on the 13th floor, with a gun to his head. The hotel has been evacuated and police are trying to get…
Rank this Week: 6

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    US judge declares Argentina in contempt of court

    US judge declares Argentina in contempt of court
    [JURIST] Judge Thomas Griesa of the US District Court for the Southern District of New York [official website] declared Argentina in contempt of court Monday for the ongoing debt dispute after Buenos Aires refused to pay two US hedge funds…
  • Sep 30

    UN rights expert urges Mexico to investigate extrajudicial killing

    UN rights expert urges Mexico to investigate extrajudicial killing
    [JURIST] The UN Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial, summary or arbitrary executions Christof Heyns [official website] urged [press release] Mexico to conduct full and impartial investigations into the killings on June 30 in the village of…
  • Sep 30

    Ukraine prosecutor opens criminal investigation against Russia law enforcement agency

    Ukraine prosecutor opens criminal investigation against Russia law enforcement agency
    [JURIST] Ukrainian state prosecutors announced Tuesday that they have opened a criminal investigation against Russian law enforcement agency the Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation [official website], accusing it of supporting…
Rank this Week: 7

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 4

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?

    FL - Why were service members targeted in local sex stings?
    Original Article 08/26/2014 By Noah Pransky Former Army JAG tells 10 Investigates the Air Force is breaking the law by participating in local sex stings where no military members are involved. PINELLAS COUNTY - Not only have Central…
  • Sep 4

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle

    NY - Sex Offenders Housing Restrictions Are Pointle
    Original Article 08/25/2014 By Jesse Singal On Thursday, Joseph Goldstein of the New York Times reported that “Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release…
  • Sep 4

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?

    NJ - Twenty years later, has Megan’s Law delivered?
    Maureen KankaOriginal Article 08/24/2014 It’s been 20 years since New Jersey’s Legislature passed Megan’s Law. The two decades since have been filled with legal challenges and disappointment it didn’t accomplish what…
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/
  • Sep 30

    [Will Baude] What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?

    [Will Baude] What’s the irreparable injury to Wisconsin?
    As Rick Hasen covers in detail, today the Seventh Circuit issued opinions explaining its recent 5-5 division over whether to stay an injunction against Wisconsin’s voter ID law. There’s a per curiam opinion by the panel, ruling…
  • Sep 30

    [Stewart Baker] A mini-op-ed on Apple’s new encryption policy

    [Stewart Baker] A mini-op-ed on Apple’s new encryption policy
    The New York Times asked me to comment on Apple’s encryption policy on its Room for Debate page, where op-eds are half the normal size.  Here’s the link and here’s what I said: Apple is a lot like a teenager…
  • Sep 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Oklahoma district court rejects IRS tax credit rule

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Oklahoma district court rejects IRS tax credit rule
    Today, in Pruitt v. Burwell, another federal court concluded that the IRS rule authorizing tax credits and cost-sharing subsidies for the purchase of health insurance in federal exchanges violates the text of the PPACA.  In reaching…
Rank this Week: 9

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: 10

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Co-Defendant Sent to Prison for Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Co-Defendant Sent to Prison for Extensive Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Julie Dianne Farmer, 46, Bakersfield, California, was sentenced by United States District Judge Lawrence J. O’Neill to three years in prison, to be followed by five years of supervised release, for her involvement in an extensive…
  • Sep 30

    4 Sentenced for Ripping Off Homeowners in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme

    4 Sentenced for Ripping Off Homeowners in Foreclosure Rescue Scheme
     Jesse Wheeler, 37, Roseville, California, Jewel Hinkles, aka Cydney Sanchez, 64, Los Angeles, California, Cynthia Corn, 61, Oakland, California, and Brent Medearis, 48, Modesto, California, were sentenced on September 29, 2014, by U.S.…
  • Sep 29

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam

    Judge Sentences Woman for Orchestrating Sophisticated Straw Buyer Scam
    Kathryn Sylvester, San Diego, California, was sentenced to 41 months in custody for operating a large-scale mortgage fraud scheme that caused over $6 million in losses on various properties in San Diego and Orange Counties, California.…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    What should be made of the tough prosecution/punishment trend for animal abuse?

    What should be made of the tough prosecution/punishment trend for animal abuse?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this front-page New York Times article headlined "He Kicked a Stray Cat, and Activists Growled." Here are excerpts: On one side are the activists. Once dismissed as cat ladies...
  • Sep 30

    Ohio AG puts onus on Ohio legislature to reboot state's machinery of death

    Ohio AG puts onus on Ohio legislature to reboot state's machinery of death
    As reported in this local article, headlined "DeWine: Executions on hold until legislators change law," Ohio's Attorney General has now suggested that the state will not even seek to move forward with executions in 2015 unless and…
  • Sep 30

    Making the full case for Mitt Romney, drug czar

    Making the full case for Mitt Romney, drug czar
    Regular readers may recall this post from a few months ago in which I highlighted the brilliant and provocative commentary by Mark Osler headlined "Mitt Romney for drug czar." Now I can post Mark's fuller explication of the ideas…
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/
  • Sep 30

    WHERE THEY GOING?

    WHERE THEY GOING?
    MAHARASHTRA The Gateway to India
  • Sep 30

    NERO RISES

    NERO RISES
    "My boy finally gets some respect." Photo credit: Gines Pasamonte
  • Sep 30

    AIN'T DOING THAT

    AIN'T DOING THAT
    Here, here. I ain't pushing my way in, either.
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Ways to Better Protect LGBT Immigrant Youth

    Ways to Better Protect LGBT Immigrant Youth
    With the unprecedented number of children heading to the U.S.-Mexico border to escape unrest and mistreatment in their own nations, there has been an increased risk of abuse identified once they are in the U.S. immigration system. Young…
  • Sep 30

    Response to “Criticism of Second Circuit ‘Copying and Pasting’ Misses the Big Picture” by Brian Soucek

    Response to “Criticism of Second Circuit ‘Copying and Pasting’ Misses the Big Picture” by Brian Soucek
    Professor Brian Soucek, UC Davis School of Law In a guest post last week, Professor Andrea Saenz argued that I missed the forest for some very small, and possibly misidentified, trees in a 2012 Essay and a recent Wall Street...
  • Sep 30

    The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program: New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy

    The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program: New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy
    The America Immigration Council has released The U.S. Immigrant Investor Program: New American Investors Making a Difference in the Economy by Matthew Kolodziej. The State Department recently announced that, for the first time ever, the EB-5…
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/
  • Sep 29

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story

    You Should Listen To The Goldman New York Fed Story
    This American Life has a banking supervision story (!) that turns on secret recordings made by a former employee of...
  • Sep 26

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!

    Semi-Welcome To The Blogosphere, Bull Market!
    UConn's James Kwak has joined Medium's Bull Market, a collection of interesting business writers doing long and semi-long form work....
  • Sep 25

    The $30 Million Whistleblower

    The $30 Million Whistleblower
    Earlier this week, the SEC announced that it would award $30 million to a whistleblower in an enforcement action. Here...
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/
  • Sep 30

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination

    EEOC Sues Pizza Giant for Disability Discrimination
    image from eeoc.gov In what looks to be a fascinating case, the EEOC recently sued Papa John’s under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The agency alleges that the company failed to permit an employee with Down Syndrome a reasonable…
  • Sep 29

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case

    Econometric Evidence in Employment Discrimination Case
    In employment-discrimination cases, plaintiffs sometimes present regression analysis to support their claims, particularly for disparate impact claims. In a new paper, Joni Hersch and V. Blair Druhan, “The Use and Misuse of Econometric…
  • Sep 29

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now

    The NLRB Ducks Electronic Communications Issue--For Now
    The NLRB recently issued its decision in Purple Communications. This was the case that the Board had indicated it was using to reexamine its Register-Guard precedent that gave employers virtually unfettered ability to bar employee use of…
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

    At midnight, this blog is moving to its new online home

    At midnight, this blog is moving to its new online home
    At midnight, this blog is moving to its new online home: Following nearly eight and a half wonderful years during which this blog was hosted at the Law.com web site, effective Wednesday, October 1, 2014 "How Appealing" will be hosted by…
  • Sep 30

    At midnight, this blog is moving to its new online home

    At midnight, this blog is moving to its new online home
    At midnight, this blog is moving to its new online home: Following nearly eight and a half wonderful years during which this blog was hosted at the Law.com web site, effective Wednesday, October 1, 2014 "How Appealing" will be hosted by…
  • Sep 30

    "After Decades of Action, Supreme Court Cools on School Cases"

    "After Decades of Action, Supreme Court Cools on School Cases"
    "After Decades of Action, Supreme Court Cools on School Cases": Mark Walsh of Education Week has this report (registration required for full access). A graphic accompanying the article is already freely accessible.
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/
  • Sep 30

    Inside the Rollins Family Feud

    Inside the Rollins Family Feud
    The Rollins family is known for two things: killing vermin and throwing parties. Unfortunately, for the Rollins family, the party is over. Orkin, and the nine related extermination companies housed under Rollins Inc., remains the leading…
  • Sep 30

    Estate Planning in the Wake of Genetic Advance

    Estate Planning in the Wake of Genetic Advance
    Today, the freezing of ova and a sperm for later usage is almost a common practice and is quickly developing. However, laws have not caught up with these advances. State law in this realm varies from one jurisdiction to another....
  • Sep 30

    Supreme Court Considers Hearing Gay Marriage Case

    Supreme Court Considers Hearing Gay Marriage Case
    On Monday, the nine U.S. Supreme Court justices met behind closed doors to consider whether they should consider whether states can ban gay marriage. The court currently has seven cases pending before it concerning bans in five states:…
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/
  • Sep 30

    Unpaid Crowd Complementors: The Platform Network Effect Mirage

    Unpaid Crowd Complementors: The Platform Network Effect Mirage
    Kevin J. Boudreau, London Business School and Lars Bo Jeppesen, Bocconi University describe Unpaid Crowd Complementors: The Platform Network Effect Mirage. ABSTRACT: Platforms have evolved beyond just being organized as multi-sided markets…
  • Sep 30

    Optimal Leniency Programs When Firms Have Imperfect Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence

    Optimal Leniency Programs When Firms Have Imperfect Cumulative and Asymmetric Evidence
    Marc Blatter, University of Bern, Winand Emons, University of Bern - Department of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), and Silvio Sticher, University of Bern theorize on Optimal Leniency Programs When Firms Have Imperfect…
  • Sep 30

    Airline Network Effects and Consumer Welfare

    Airline Network Effects and Consumer Welfare
    Bryan Keating, Compass Lexecon, Mark A. Israel, Compass Lexecon, Daniel L. Rubinfeld, University of California at Berkeley - School of Law; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER); NYU Law School and Robert Willig, Princeton University -…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award

    Successful DOMA Challengers Denied Attorneys' Fees Award
    In McLaughlin v. Hagel, (1st Cir., Sept. 23, 2014), the U.S. 1st Circuit Court of Appeals held that plaintiffs who successfully challenged the constituitonality of Sec. 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act are not entitled to an award…
  • Sep 30

    Russian Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Promoting Homosexuality To Minors, Interpreting It Narrowly

    Russian Constitutional Court Upholds Ban on Promoting Homosexuality To Minors, Interpreting It Narrowly
    Interfax reported last week that Russia's Constitutional Court has upheld the constitutionality of Article 6.21 of the Russian Code of Administrative Violations that bans promoting homosexuality among minors, but said it must be…
  • Sep 30

    Arkansas Firing Range Says It is A "Muslim Free Zone"

    Arkansas Firing Range Says It is A "Muslim Free Zone"
    An indoor firing range in Hot Springs, Arkansas has declared itself a "Muslim Free Zone." Jan Morgan, owner of The Gun Cave Indoor Firing Range and conservative online journalist sets out ten reasons for her decision, ranging from strange…
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/
  • Sep 30

    Ebola in the United States—Some Resources for the Law School Curriculum

    Ebola in the United States—Some Resources for the Law School Curriculum
    Law students have lots of things competing for their attention, but one topic I’ve found of general interest this fall is Ebola. Although the topic is obvious low-hanging fruit for those of us in the health law crowd, I’d suggest…
  • Sep 30

    Goodbye!

    Goodbye!
    I wanted to take this opportunity to thank everyone at Prawfs for having me here. For those interested in following my work and activities, my SSRN page is here and my Twitter handle is @irina_manta.
  • Sep 30

    Hiding Behind the Law

    Hiding Behind the Law
    Today’s report in the New York Times provides disturbing information about the government’s decision in 2008 not to bail out Lehman Brothers, a decision that may well have deepened the economic downturn considerably. The report is…
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
  • Sep 29

    Call for Webinar Presenters—Global Legal Writing Skill

    Call for Webinar Presenters—Global Legal Writing Skill
    The Legal Writing Institute‘s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee seeks presenters for a series of webinars. The proposal deadline is Oct. 6, 2014. The Legal Writing Institute’s Global Legal Writing Skills Committee is planning…
  • Sep 29

    Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets—Austin, TX

    Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets—Austin, TX
    The University of Texas School of Law held the Massey Prize for Research in Law, Innovation, and Capital Markets Symposium Friday, Sept. 26, 2014. University of Texas School of Law Professor Henry T. C. Hu was awarded the Massey Prize. mw
  • Sep 29

    CFP: Trade, Law & Devel.—Special Issue on Government Procurement

    CFP: Trade, Law & Devel.—Special Issue on Government Procurement
    Trade, Law & Development invites submissions for a special issue on government procurement (v. 7 n. 1, summer 2015). The deadline is Feb. 15, 2015. Founded in 2009, the philosophy of Trade, Law and Development has been to generate and…
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/
  • Sep 30

    The Cost Issue in Arizona

    The Cost Issue in Arizona
    KTAR-FM posts, "The real cost of the death penalty in Arizona," by Cooper Rummel. There is audio at the link. In Arizona, 119 inmates call death row home, and the majority of them have been locked up for several decades....
  • Sep 30

    Cruel and Usual Punishment in Jails and Prison

    Cruel and Usual Punishment in Jails and Prison
    That's the title of a Los Angeles Times OpEd by by attorney Martin Garbus. The 8th Amendment bans cruel and unusual punishment. Yet it happens every day in prisons across the country. Putting aside capital punishment, which I would argue...
  • Sep 30

    The Moratorium in Ohio

    The Moratorium in Ohio
    Today's Columbus Dispatch reports, "DeWine: Executions on hold until legislators change law," by Alan Johnson. Ohio will not resume executions next year unless legislators enact two key changes in state law, Attorney General Mike DeWine said…
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/
  • Sep 30

    The IPKat and his friends: time for an update

    The IPKat and his friends: time for an update
    Every three months, the IPKat and Merpel give an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of this blog team also contribute.  This time round, the Kats welcome a large contingent of…
  • Sep 30

    That IPEC book: a review

    That IPEC book: a review
    This review of Intellectual Property Enterprise Court: Practice and Procedure is brought to you by Katfriend, fellow blogger and IP enthusiast Kingsley Egbuonu, who tweets at @KingsleyEgbuonu.Kngsley first became fascinated by…
  • Sep 30

    Trademark Infringement Plaintiff Sees Red (Gold), Defendants Claim Genericne

    Trademark Infringement Plaintiff Sees Red (Gold), Defendants Claim Genericne
    Compatriot, fellow member of the New York Bar, and, last but not least, former Kat, Laetitia Lagarde kindly pointed out to me this very interesting case. Thank you very much Laetitia, as, thanks to you, I keep building my case to be…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 30

    Robot Lawyer

    Robot Lawyer
    Since 1998 when I worked with a whiz named Russell, I have been a proponent of automation. Pushing information to myself with RSS, using autotext and macros in Word, subtotaling in Excel, and Outlook Rules have all made it possible for me to…
  • Sep 30

    Tackling Technology

    Tackling Technology
    The intersection of legal ethics and technological competency has been a recurring theme in Slaw and other forums for a number of years (see, for example, here, here, and here). Exactly what type of technological competence a lawyer needs to…
  • Sep 30

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Handy Keyboard Shortcuts for Typing Superscript or Subscript in…
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

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/
  • Sep 30

    New Books in September

    New Books in September
    Authors and/or publishers kindly sent me these new books: After Hegel: German Philosophy, 1840-1900 by Frederick C. Beiser (Princeton University Press, 2014). Disagreement by Bryan Frances (Polity Press, 2014). Axel Hagerstrom and Modern…
  • Sep 30

    In Memoriam: Gerhard Øverland (1964-2014)

    In Memoriam: Gerhard Øverland (1964-2014)
    Jeff McMahan (Oxford) has just written with the tragic news of the "death of Gerhard Øverland, a brilliant philosopher who had appointments at the University of Oslo and at CAPPE in Australia. He died of cancer in Oslo on September...
  • Sep 30

    Marmor from USC to Cornell

    Marmor from USC to Cornell
    The legal philosopher Andrei Marmor at the University of Southern California will join the law and philosophy faculties at Cornell University as of July 1, 2015, while his wife, legal scholar Beth Garrett, the current Provost at USC, will…
Rank this Week: 32

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Sep 30

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Cuti v. United States 13-1491 Issue: Whether a witness may give opinion testimony based in part on specialized knowledge and in part on personal experience, including answering counterfactual hypothetical…
  • Sep 30

    Federal judge limits health care subsidie

    Federal judge limits health care subsidie
    Deepening the controversy over tax subsidies to help lower-income workers obtain health insurance, a federal trial judge in Oklahoma on Tuesday barred those credits for individuals who shop for coverage on marketplaces run by the…
  • Sep 30

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Yesterday the Justices met for the so-called “Long Conference,” at which they considered new petitions for certiorari for the first time since late June.  Once again, news coverage of the Court focuses on the cases slated for…
Rank this Week: 33

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Sep 30

    Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resource

    Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resource
    CRS - Legislative Research for Congressional Staff: How to Find Documents and Other Resources. Ada S. Cornell, Information Research Specialist. Michael Greene, Information Research Specialist; Laura A.…
  • Sep 30

    Food Price Crisis Observatory

    Food Price Crisis Observatory
    World Bank: “How do we know if and when a food price spike will become a full-fledged crisis? How do we prepare for such situations? The Food Price Crisis Observatory is an interactive information platform for policymakers, civil…
  • Sep 30

    Statistics on payment, clearing and settlement systems in the CPMI countries – Figures for 2013 – preliminary release

    Statistics on payment, clearing and settlement systems in the CPMI countries – Figures for 2013 – preliminary release
    “This is an annual publication that provides data on payments and payment, clearing and settlement systems in the CPMI countries. This version of the statistical update contains data for 2013 and earlier years. There are detailed…
Rank this Week: 34

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: 35

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
  • Sep 30

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression

    FAN 34.1 (First Amendment News) — 1-A Salons and Floyd Abrams Institute join to host dialogues on free expression
    PRESS RELEASE The First Amendment Salon is pleased to announce that it has formed an association with the Floyd Abrams Institute for Free Expression at Yale Law School. The Abrams Institute is administered by the Yale Information Society…
  • Sep 30

    A Plea Bargaining Strike

    A Plea Bargaining Strike
    I am seldom shocked these days, but the article in this week’s New Yorker about Kalief Browder is astonishing.  Browder is arrested for theft.  He does not receive bail.  He is imprisoned for three years on Rikers…
  • Sep 29

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court

    FAN 34 (First Amendment News) Hybrid PACS — yet another case goes to High Court
    I am posting this column a few days early since I will be traveling this week, but next week I’ll return to the scheduled Wednesday postings. * * * * Contributions earmarked solely for use in independent…
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out

    FCC Votes "Blackout Rule" Out
    From the Hollywood Reporter: The FCC has voted unanimously to end the "blackout" rule that has allowed the NFL to prohibit broadcasts of pro football games locally if seats remain unsold on the day of the game. The NFL had...
  • Sep 29

    Notice, Assent, Form, and Tweeting

    Notice, Assent, Form, and Tweeting
    Juliet M. Moringiello, Widener University School of Law, is publishing Notice, Assent, and Form in a 140 Character World in the Southwestern Law Review. Here is the abstract. This essay is a contribution to a symposium on Professor Nancy…
  • Sep 29

    The FCC Chair and Net Neutrality

    The FCC Chair and Net Neutrality
    From the New York Times, a piece on FCC Chair Tom Wheeler and both sides of the net neutrality debate.
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/
  • Sep 30

    Justice Curtis and Slavery

    Justice Curtis and Slavery
    (Cross posted from The Faculty Lounge) In a recent interview with Jeffrey Rosen of The New Republic, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg was asked “when you think about your constitutional legacy, who’s your model?” In response, she…
  • Sep 30

    Bibliography on legal education reform

    Bibliography on legal education reform
    Touro College - Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center has posted a nice bibliography about legal education reform, with embedded links. It collects lots of useful stuff if you're into that topic. (h/t: Faculty Lounge) Download Touro - Bibliography…
  • Sep 30

    "Karmeier pens 16-page order explaining why he won’t recuse in Price v. Philip Morris"

    "Karmeier pens 16-page order explaining why he won’t recuse in Price v. Philip Morris"
    Story at the Madison Record. (h/t: How Appealing) Excerpts: Illinois Supreme Court Justice Lloyd Karmeier took a rare step last week when he rejected a request to recuse himself from the court’s review of the long running legal battle…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Sep 22

    Truck Accidents and Driving Records | Shekoski v. Bindig

    Truck Accidents and Driving Records | Shekoski v. Bindig
    A new appellate opinion offers some interesting insight into the parameters under which a plaintiff may inquire about a truck driver’s driving record and the extent to which plaintiffs’ truck accident attorneys can use cross…
  • Sep 19

    Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer | Fatality Compensation Claim

    Baltimore Wrongful Death Lawyer | Fatality Compensation Claim
    In Maryland, a wrongful death lawsuit can be brought by a family member of someone who was negligently killed.  The law firm of Miller & Zois, LLC has over 100 years of combined experience handling wrongful death claims in Baltimore…
  • Sep 12

    Ray Rice Quotes and Jury Trials in Maryland

    Ray Rice Quotes and Jury Trials in Maryland
    “There’s two sides to every story. I saw the video. That’s their personal business, and it shouldn’t have affected his career. I don’t agree with domestic violence, but she’s still with him, so obviously it…
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Sep 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Texting Liability, Coke Zero Marks, McDonald’s Labor

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Texting Liability, Coke Zero Marks, McDonald’s Labor
    I always enjoy when lawyers on our network get legal insight directly from those who help make the and shape the laws—and Ronald Urbach does just that today as he gathers notes from something an FTC commissioner recently said. Also,…
  • Sep 29

    Why not have lawyers blog as opposed to writing content?

    Why not have lawyers blog as opposed to writing content?
    A discussion on Twitter last week brought home how blogging is different than writing articles. Blogging by lawyers is more about networking, more of a conversation. And much easier to maintain. The discussion kicked off when I read a post in…
  • Sep 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Class Action Attorneys’ Fees, Hacked Medical Data, Joint Employer

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Class Action Attorneys’ Fees, Hacked Medical Data, Joint Employer
    As baseball season turns to fall, just as surely does sun to rain out in Seattle. It’s quite fitting, but I think we’ll manage to adjust. But, in the realm of sports, the questions is being raised on whether or not the FCC should…
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 41

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Sep 29

    Take a Night Off

    Take a Night Off
    Gablesstage is running a special for students on Wednesday – $10 tickets to its 8pm performance of “Mothers and Sons” by Terrence NcNally. I saw the show this weekend and it’s good. Not the very best they’ve ever…
  • Sep 29

    I’m an All-Star!

    I’m an All-Star!
    Some time ago I agreed to give a talk on privacy issues 1pm this afternoon at UM’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. I’ve only just discovered, however, that the lecture series I’m a part of is the UM All-Stars. And they…
  • Sep 29

    Shellshock Still Kicking

    Shellshock Still Kicking
    Oh, joy: despite a vigorous round of patching, Shellshock isn’t dead, and isn’t even resting: Google security researcher Michal "lcamtuf" Zalewski has disclosed to iTnews that over the past two days he has discovered two…
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
  • Sep 30

    How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hack

    How RAM Scrapers Work: The Sneaky Tools Behind the Latest Credit Card Hack
    In the world of hacking, every malicious tool has its heyday---that period when it rules the underground forums and media headlines and is the challenger keeping computer security pros on their toes. Viruses and worms have each had their day…
  • Sep 25

    Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attack

    Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attack
    With a bug as dangerous as the "shellshock" security vulnerability discovered yesterday, it takes less than 24 hours to go from proof-of-concept to pandemic. The post Hackers Are Already Using the Shellshock Bug to Launch Botnet Attacks…
  • Sep 25

    Why the Heyday of Credit Card Fraud Is Almost Over

    Why the Heyday of Credit Card Fraud Is Almost Over
    In 1960, an IBM engineer named Forrest Parry was developing a new type of ID card for the CIA when he had an epiphany: Why not make each card a tiny data storage device in and of itself? He cut a short length of half-inch wide magnetic tape…
Rank this Week: 45