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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/
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/
  • Jul 1

    The Most Interesting In-House Job In The World?

    The Most Interesting In-House Job In The World?
    Meet Heather Dietrick, president and general counsel of Gawker Media, who's now spearheading Gawker's defense in the Hulk Hogan sex video lawsuit.
  • Jul 1

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.01.15

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.01.15
    * “Sixty-year-old lawyers are out of touch with technology and today’s legal market.” ::nod:: [Chicago Lawyer Magazine] * Lawyer suspended with no possibility of reinstatement for at least 120 days after skipping the country…
  • Jul 1

    Thanks To Our Advertiser

    Thanks To Our Advertiser
    We're thankful to our wonderful sponsors here at Above the Law.
Rank this Week: 3

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Palfrey: BiblioTech — Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In The Age Of Google

    Palfrey: BiblioTech — Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever In The Age Of Google
    John Palfrey (Head of School, Phillips Academy; former Henry N. Ess III Professor of Law & Vice Dean for Library and Information Resources, Harvard Law School), BiblioTech: Why Libraries Matter More Than Ever in the Age of Google (May…
  • Jul 1

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?

    Are Academic Law Libraries Doomed?
    Yes: James Milles (SUNY-Buffalo), Legal Education in Crisis, and Why Law Libraries are Doomed, 106 Law Libr. J. 507 (2014): The dual crises facing legal education - the economic crisis affecting both the job market and the pool of law school…
  • Jul 1

    Pittsburgh Tax Review Publishes New Issue

    Pittsburgh Tax Review Publishes New Issue
    The Pittsburgh Tax Review has published Vol. 12, No. 1 (Fall 2014): Alan B. Morrison (George Washington) & Randy Haight (J.D. 2013, George Washington), The Tax Treatment of Alternative Litigation Funding: Some Answers, but Mostly…
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/
  • Jul 1

    Wednesday Open Thread

    Wednesday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 1

    Indonesia Refused U.S. Request in Fight Against ISIS

    Indonesia Refused U.S. Request in Fight Against ISIS
    Indonesia's former foreign minister says the U.S. asked Indonesia to send ground troops to Iraq to fight ISIS, and it refused: It didn't want to upset "radical Muslims" at home. Indonesia was asked by the United States to send troops…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug

    Supreme Court Upholds Execution Drug
    In a 5-4 opinion written by Justice Alito, the Supreme Court has upheld Oklahoma's use of midazolam in executions. The reasoning: Alito said the prisoners failed to identify a “known and available alternative method of execution…
Rank this Week: 5

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Clearbox Founder and CEO Joan Trice on their partnership with Valligent

    Clearbox Founder and CEO Joan Trice on their partnership with Valligent
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. “Access to better data means lenders can now make informed decisions. This integration is a perfect marriage of blending  appraisal quality scores with appraiser credentials. After all, honest and…
  • Jul 1

    Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac fraud investigator, comment to the Washington Post “A Little Lie on a Mortgage Application Can Cost You Big”

    Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac fraud investigator, comment to the Washington Post “A Little Lie on a Mortgage Application Can Cost You Big”
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Freddie Mac, has not seen a recent spike in occupancy fraud, “but it’s always been a consistent misrepresentation in loan files and we’re concerned about it” The post Jenny Brawley, Freddie Mac…
  • Jun 30

    Oregon Bank Officers Indicted

    Oregon Bank Officers Indicted
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Diana Yates, former Chief Financial Officer of the Bank of Oswego (Oregon), Sherwood, Oregon and Dan Heine, former Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of Oswego, Naples, Florida, were indicted by a grand jury and charged…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    MO - My story Failure to register

    MO - My story Failure to register
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By SD: In the State of Missouri those that predate January 1 1995 are not required to register under State law due to the States…
  • May 29

    Child custody brings new charge

    Child custody brings new charge
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By Rail Roaded: I have a sex assault conviction in 1994 for pinching a nine year old girl inappropriately. Yes, I was messed up and high and…
  • May 7

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015

    FL - ARM Rally In Tally (Tallahassee, FL) April 22, 2015
    This is Once Fallen's video and commentary on the Rally In Tally, a collaborative effort between various organizations within the Anti-Registry Movement (ARM). The purpose of the rally was to bring a bold message to one of the strongholds of…
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Jul 1

    Perry on Obergefell v. Hodge

    Perry on Obergefell v. Hodge
    Michael J. Perry (Emory University School of Law) has posted Obergefell v. Hodges: An Imagined Opinion, Concurring in the Judgment on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In OBERGEFELL v. HODGES, decided on June 26, 2015, the Supreme Court of the...
  • Jul 1

    Krakoff on Sustainability & Justice

    Krakoff on Sustainability & Justice
    Sarah Krakoff (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Sustainability and Justice (Chapter in Rethinking Sustainability to Meet the Climate Change Challenge, Jessica Owley and Keith Hirokawa, eds., ELI 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jul 1

    Dagan & Dorfman on Private Property as a Human Right

    Dagan & Dorfman on Private Property as a Human Right
    Hanoch Dagan and Avihay Dorfman (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) have posted The Human Right to Private Property on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For private property to...
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/
  • Jul 1

    Protesters gather as Spain "gag law" goes into effect

    Protesters gather as Spain "gag law" goes into effect
    [JURIST] Thousands gathered across Spain on Tuesday to protest Spain’s new public security law that went into effect on Wednesday. The Citizen Security Law [text, in Spanish], labeled as a “gag law” by protesters, sets fines…
  • Jul 1

    State Department appoints new envoy to help close Guantanamo

    State Department appoints new envoy to help close Guantanamo
    [JURIST] US Secretary of State John Kerry [official profile] on Tuesday appointed [press release] Lee Wolowsky [professional profile] the new envoy to lead the Obama administration’s efforts to close the US military prison at Guantanamo…
  • Jul 1

    US, Brazil, China set climate change reduction goal

    US, Brazil, China set climate change reduction goal
    US President Barack Obama and Brazil President Dilma Rousseff met Tuesday and announced an agreement [text] to address climate change. Both countries pledged to reduce carbon emissions by increasing the use of wind and solar power sources to…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

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: 13

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 1

    Your Questions About the Supreme Court’s Term, Answered

    Your Questions About the Supreme Court’s Term, Answered
    The Supreme Court adjourned for the summer this week, after issuing decisions on employment discrimination, civil rights and the environment. The justices delivered a landmark ruling recognizing a constitutional right to same-sex marriage and…
  • Jul 1

    World’s Largest Law Firm Gets Even Bigger

    World’s Largest Law Firm Gets Even Bigger
    The world's largest law firm got a little bigger Wednesday after completing its acquisition of Atlanta-based McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP. The deal, announced in April, gives Dentons an extra 370 lawyers, lobbyists and other professionals,…
  • Jul 1

    Debate Over Disclosure Rules for Websites Creates Odd Alliance

    Debate Over Disclosure Rules for Websites Creates Odd Alliance
    A debate over whether websites that conduct commerce should be allowed to shield their backers is creating some odd alliances.
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 1

    Despite Glossip, hope for judicial abolition of the death penalty endure

    Despite Glossip, hope for judicial abolition of the death penalty endure
    This new Slate commentary by Robert J. Smith highlights that, despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Glossip upholding Oklahoma's execution protocol, at least some still believe there could soon be five SCOTUS votes to do away with the death…
  • Jul 1

    Want does Johnson mean for the past, present and future of the career offender guidelines?

    Want does Johnson mean for the past, present and future of the career offender guidelines?
    As first reported in this post, the the Supreme Court late last week in Johnson v. United States, No. 13-7120 (S. Ct. June 26, 2015) (available here), ruled that a key clause of the Armed Career Criminal Act violated "the...
  • Jul 1

    "Anti-Death Penalty Activists Are Winning The Fundraising Battle In Nebraska"

    "Anti-Death Penalty Activists Are Winning The Fundraising Battle In Nebraska"
    The title of this post is the headline of this intriguing new BuzzFeed piece providing a "follow-the-money" update on who is really concerned about reversing or preserving the repeal of the death penalty in Nebraska. Here are…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 1

    R.I.P. Nicholas Winton

    R.I.P. Nicholas Winton
    "Nicholas Winton in Prague" by cs:User:Li-sung On the eve of WW2, Briton Nicholas Winton organized the rescue of 669 children from Czechoslovakia. By his acts, the children, mostly Jewish, were saved from near-certain extermination…
  • Jul 1

    Jose Antonio Vargas: Coming Out Campaign

    Jose Antonio Vargas: Coming Out Campaign
    Inspired by Harvey Milk's 1978 "come out" speech, immigrants' rights activist and Pulitzer-Prize winning journalist Jose Antonio Vargas is encouraging undocumented immigrants to "come out" of the undocumented closet. As…
  • Jul 1

    Pope Francis Focuses U.S. and World on Migration

    Pope Francis Focuses U.S. and World on Migration
    photo by Aletia Image Department Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia in September. In a speech planned for outside of Independence Hall, the pope will address immigration, "one of his favorite pastoral issues." It will be his…
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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

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/
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich
    Today, the Supreme Court granted cert. in Friedrich's v. Cal. Teacher's Association. The issues presented are (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated…
  • Jun 29

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace

    Transgender Experiences in the Workplace
    Playing off of Rick's post below, there have been a number of negative experiences that transgender employees have shared concerning their treatment in the workplace. And, there has certainly been a tremendous amount of litigation in that…
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 1

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed Has Pledged His Entire $32 Billion Fortune To Charity

    Saudi Prince Alwaleed Has Pledged His Entire $32 Billion Fortune To Charity
    Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has pledged to donate his entire $32 billion dollar fortune to charitable causes in the coming years. Prince Alwaleed has been in close coordination with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which is the…
  • Jul 1

    South Korean Court Rules Against Effort To Block Samsung Takeover Bid

    South Korean Court Rules Against Effort To Block Samsung Takeover Bid
    A South Korean court has blocked an effort by a U.S. hedge fund to block a takeover deal involving Samsung. Elliott Associates is trying to prevent Samsung C&T Corporation from taking over a central holding company called Cheil…
  • Jul 1

    The Complex Battle Over Robin William’s Estate

    The Complex Battle Over Robin William’s Estate
    I have previously discussed the complicated dispute between Robin William’s wife and his three children over the late actor’s estate. The children of the late actor and comedian are in a disagreement with Susan Williams over how much…
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/
  • Jul 1

    Monopolistic markups in the Polish food sector

    Monopolistic markups in the Polish food sector
    Justyna Kufel (Institute of Agricultural and Food Economics – National Research Institute) explores Monopolistic markups in the Polish food sector. ABSTRACT: Agri-food sectors are commonly considered as highly regulated, traditional and of…
  • Jul 1

    Time Series Econometrics in a Post-acquisition Antitrust Analysis: the Brazilian Iron ore Market

    Time Series Econometrics in a Post-acquisition Antitrust Analysis: the Brazilian Iron ore Market
    Eduardo P. S. Fiuza and Fabiana F. M. Tito (both Ipea) explain Time Series Econometrics in a Post-acquisition Antitrust Analysis: the Brazilian Iron ore Market. ABSTRACT: In Brazil, mergers and acquisitions are usually analyzed by the…
  • Jul 1

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2
    Compliance Complexities Joseph Murphy, Jun 30, 2015 Agency Assessments of Compliance Programs No matter what an agency may say in speeches about the importance of compliance and ethics efforts, if it ignores good programs in practice, then…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking

    Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking
    MLive reports that a federal lawsuit was filed yesterday against the Dearborn, Michigan police department for requiring a Muslim woman arrested on traffic charges to remove her headscarf (hijab) during the booking process.  The…
  • Jul 1

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says 10 Commandments Monument Is Unconstitutional

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says 10 Commandments Monument Is Unconstitutional
    In Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, (OK Sup. Ct., June 30, 2015), the Oklahoma Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision held that a Ten Commandments Monument placed on the statehouse grounds must be removed. The Court held…
  • Jul 1

    ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Over Order On Protection of Anti-Gay Marriage Belief

    ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Over Order On Protection of Anti-Gay Marriage Belief
    The ACLU of Louisiana announced yesterday that it has filed suit in Louisiana state court challenging Governor Bobby Jindal's May 19 Marriage and Conscience Order. The challenged executive order prohibits government departments,…
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/
  • Jul 1

    A Minor, Albeit Fruitless, Suggestion for the Supreme Court's Schedule

    A Minor, Albeit Fruitless, Suggestion for the Supreme Court's Schedule
    As a Canadian, I have long felt that the way people in wintry climes deal with the weather is not so much by displaying unusual hardiness, and more by forgetting utterly each spring just how bad winter is and not remembering it until the next…
  • Jul 1

    NYU's landuse victory & the "Public Trust" Doctrine

    NYU's landuse victory & the "Public Trust" Doctrine
    For those of you who love either land-use law arcana or NYU, yesterday brought good news. NYU finally prevailed before the New York Court of Appeals on the question of whether it could develop four parcels of land (two pocket parks, a…
  • Jul 1

    Trend in Tax Law Scholarship

    Trend in Tax Law Scholarship
    Hello to the PrawfsBlawg community! I am a tax law scholar new to PrawfsBlawg blogging, and will explore what I perceive to be an increasingly prominent trend in tax law scholarship. Fields of scholarship, of course, have trends. This makes…
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

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 1

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Sorochan v Bouchier, 2015 ABCA…
  • Jun 30

    Practice Compassion

    Practice Compassion
    July 1 and Q3 begin after midnight. I cannot believe that the year is flying by so quickly, again. One strategy that is helping me to maintain focus with my very busy portfolio is to have a theme for the week. These themes are meant as…
  • Jun 30

    Integrating the Profession in Experiential Legal Education

    Integrating the Profession in Experiential Legal Education
    Experiential legal education has been the subject of numerous papers, conferences, and innovative curriculum changes in the United States in the past decade. In October 2012 the first National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law was…
Rank this Week: 28

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    No go for GO: Skechers scupper trade mark application

    No go for GO: Skechers scupper trade mark application
    In the next few weeks, this Kat will be posting on a number of cases that are still of interest though they are no longer "hot news", these being decisions on which was unable to comment at the time they were published since he was up to his…
  • Jun 30

    The IPKat and his friends: the latest round-up of our IP weblog new

    The IPKat and his friends: the latest round-up of our IP weblog new
    Once every three months or thereabouts, the IPKat and Merpel post an update of the goings-on both on this weblog and on other IP-flavoured blogs to which members of the IPKat's blog team contribute. There are a couple of items of news…
  • Jun 30

    Tuesday tiddlywink

    Tuesday tiddlywink
    The advantage of a furry face:no-one can see you blushJustia Blawgsearch. Via a post on the excellent Copyright Litigation blog ("All practice, no theory") this Kat read with happiness, excitement and not a little embarrassment that the…
Rank this Week: 29

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 1

    Wednesday round-up

    Wednesday round-up
    Yesterday the Court added five new cases to its docket for next Term.  Lyle Denniston covered the order list for this blog.  The Court’s announcement that it had granted review in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association,…
  • Jun 30

    Independent redistricting commission survives challenge: In Plain English

    Independent redistricting commission survives challenge: In Plain English
    Fifteen years ago, Arizona voters took a drastic step to deal with partisanship in drawing the lines for federal congressional districts: they passed an amendment to the state constitution that transferred the redistricting power from the…
  • Jun 30

    Symposium: The Wonderland rules for method-of-execution claim

    Symposium: The Wonderland rules for method-of-execution claim
    Steven D. Schwinn is an Associate Professor of Law at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago. In early 2014, Oklahoma had a problem. The state planned to execute Clayton Lockett with a three-drug lethal injection cocktail, but its sources…
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

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 1

    Federal Funding for Science and Engineering Declined by $1B

    Federal Funding for Science and Engineering Declined by $1B
    “In FY 2013, federal agencies obligated $29 billion to 995 academic institutions for science and engineering (S&E) activities. This represents a 6% decrease in current dollars from the $31 billion obligated to 1,073 academic…
  • Jul 1

    UK Airports Commission: Final Report 2015

    UK Airports Commission: Final Report 2015
    From the Report: “The London airport capacity problem has perplexed governments for over fifty years, for reasons that are not hard to find. The considerable benefits of aviation accrue to the many, while the environmental costs are…
  • Jul 1

    Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure

    Northern Alaska Coastal Erosion Threatens Habitat and Infrastructure
    “In a new study published [July 1, 2015], scientists from the U.S. Geological Survey found that the remote northern Alaska coast has some of the highest shoreline erosion rates in the world. Analyzing over half a century of shoreline…
Rank this Week: 32

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: 33

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: 34

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: 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
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel
    Siobhan Helen Shea and Richard Daniel Tannenbaum have published Essay: The First Amendment Right of Access to Clients and Counsel: HRC v. Baker at 23 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 771 (1992). Download the full text of the essay at...
  • Jun 29

    CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad

    CBC Claims Political Party Has Infringed Its Copyright By Using News Clips In Ad
    The University of Ottawa Law School's Michael Geist discusses a Canadian Broadcasting Company (CBC) demand that the (Canadian) Conservative Party stop airing an ad that included clips from a CBC interview between a network reporter and…
  • Jun 25

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable

    Charter Cable and the Purchase of Time Warner Cable
    Marvin Ammori discusses the proposed Charter Cable purchase of TWC, here, for Wired. He says in part: We need to ensure that Charter will not lose its way after taking over Time Warner and becoming four times larger. That’s where...
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Jul 1

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: CA Marijuana Laws, Sacramento Kings, Student Loan

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: CA Marijuana Laws, Sacramento Kings, Student Loan
    In my years doing this, I’m not sure I’ve ever seen a subject generate as much commentary on the LexBlog Network as the proposed FLSA changes for overtime workers. So, we take a break on that here in the Top 10—but if…
  • Jul 1

    Blogging in the Am Law 200 – Free LexBlog Webinar on July 15

    Blogging in the Am Law 200 – Free LexBlog Webinar on July 15
    Registration is now open for LexBlog’s upcoming free webinar on blogging in the Am Law 200, based on comprehensive research on the 950+ blogs published by Am Law 200 law firms today. Join us and learn more about your peers,…
  • Jun 30

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: FLSA Changes, Clean Power Plan, Sharing Economy

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: FLSA Changes, Clean Power Plan, Sharing Economy
    It isn’t same-sex marriage or the Affordable Care Act, but it’s just as big of news to lawyers on the LexBlog Network: it’s changes to overtime rules for white collar workers. Lots of talk on that today here and, over on…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Jun 29

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?

    Ethics Opinion: Can You Threaten Another Lawyer With Disciplinary Charges?
    A new opinion issued by the Professional Ethics Committee of the New York City Bar Association discusses whether -- and under what circumstances -- an attorney may threaten another lawyer with disciplinary charges. From the digest: An…
  • Jun 28

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?

    May a state AG stand -- or encourage others to stand -- at the clerk's office door to deny citizens' known legal rights?
    This time religious freedom is the apparent excuse for blatantly unprofessional conduct in the face of a Supreme Court ruling. Religious freedom of state employees cannot possibly mean that two Jewish people or two Muslim people should have…
  • Jun 27

    Innovation in Law

    Innovation in Law
    Ben Barton has two articles on Bloomberg BNA. The first is titled Law Firms Push For High-End Work is Short Sighted and the second is Lessons From the Rise of LegalZoom. These articles are relevant to the recent discussion on...
Rank this Week: 39

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/
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
  • Jun 27

    I Did

    I Did
    Andrew Rudalevige, writing in the Monkey Cage, asks King v. Burwell: Who knew administrative law could be so much fun? As a long-time teacher of Administrative Law I’m continually amazed that people say Ad Law is dull. It may be…
Rank this Week: 40

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

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

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 1

    UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International

    UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International
    Pot, meet kettle. As Britain joins other Wassenaar nations in calling to prevent spying against human rights workers, it turns out it has been spying on Amnesty International. The post UK Gets Ironic by Spying on Amnesty International…
  • Jul 1

    This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Addre

    This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Addre
    It's designed to use a radio connection to add a physical layer of obfuscation to an internet user’s location. The post This Online Anonymity Box Puts You a Mile Away From Your IP Address appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 30

    MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data

    MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data
    MIT says it's found a new, more efficient way to blend data mining with the privacy protections of encryption. The post MIT’s Bitcoin-Inspired ‘Enigma’ Lets Computers Mine Encrypted Data appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Jun 26

    Facebook Friend Requests and Attorney Ethic

    Facebook Friend Requests and Attorney Ethic
    Social media is great. It’s an excellent way to maintain contact with old friends.  It’s an excellent place to get news before any TV station gets it.   You can even follow Miller & Zois on Facebook. But it is a…
  • Jun 23

    New Underinsured Motorist Cases From the Maryland Court of Appeal

    New Underinsured Motorist Cases From the Maryland Court of Appeal
    Two companion uninsured/underinsured motorist cases out of Cecil County were decided by the Maryland Court of Appeals last month.  The take home message for Maryland lawyers handling uninsured motorist cases: if you don’t…
  • May 11

    New 4th Circuit Opinion | Did Doctor Lie for Disability Policy?

    New 4th Circuit Opinion | Did Doctor Lie for Disability Policy?
    The Fourth Circuit decided an interesting case that addresses an interesting insurance law questions while also touching on another issue that vexes medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland.  The 4th Circuit overruled a great judge,…
Rank this Week: 43

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 30

    Quebec Gambles with the Open Internet

    Quebec Gambles with the Open Internet
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 27, 2015 as Quebec Gambles With the Open Internet For governments accustomed to wielding their power to regulate local activity, the Internet has long been a source of frustration. From music sites to Uber…
  • Jun 30

    Quebec’s Website Blocking Plan Gambles With the Open Internet

    Quebec’s Website Blocking Plan Gambles With the Open Internet
    For governments accustomed to wielding their power to regulate local activity, the Internet has long been a source of frustration. From music sites to Uber to AirBNB, online services represent an enormous challenge to conventional government…
  • Jun 29

    CBC Seeks Takedown of Conservative Ad, Claims “No One” Can Re-Use Its News Clips Without Permission

    CBC Seeks Takedown of Conservative Ad, Claims “No One” Can Re-Use Its News Clips Without Permission
    Last week, the Conservative party posted an offensive advertisement on YouTube and Facebook titled Justin Trudeau on ISIS. The ad starts with ISIS music and images of prisoners about be drowned or beheaded before running short edited clips…
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
  • May 28

    Power mapping

    Power mapping
    Cross posted from Groundviews. ### I was asked to contribute an article to an up-coming issue of The Architect, the journal of the Sri Lanka Institute of Architects. The issue will be anchored to the idea of ‘democratic…
  • May 7

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015

    Speaking notes: The future of tech and peacekeeping, re:publica 2015
    Invited by ZIF – Center for International Peace Operations and representing the ICT4Peace Foundation, I spoke today at re:publica15 in Berlin, Germany on the future of peacekeeping and technology. The session this morning had…
  • Apr 6

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian

    Big data can make South Asian cities more authoritarian
    Nalaka Gunewardene has an interesting article on smart cities published on Scidev.net, in which he makes the case our cities today are just too unhealthy and that the advent of smart cities will “enhance feedback loops within the…
Rank this Week: 45