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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

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Feb 17

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    It's a beautiful day here, here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Feb 17

    Samsung CEO Jailed in South Korea Corruption Probe

    Samsung CEO Jailed in South Korea Corruption Probe
    Jay Y. Lee, is the CEO of Samsung. His family is the wealthiest in South Korea. He has a net worth of $6.2 billion and ordinarily lives in a $4 million Seoul mansion. Yesterday he was arrested for "questioning" in a big corruption scandal in…
  • Feb 16

    Gun Buyer in San Bernardino Shooting Pleads Guilty

    Gun Buyer in San Bernardino Shooting Pleads Guilty
    Enrique Marquez, Jr., 25, the one time next door neighbor of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook, has pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his straw purchase of two rifles he bought for Farook in 2012, which Farook then used during…
Rank this Week: 3

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing

    Real Estate Investment Fraud Scheme Sentencing
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Homayoon Daneshvar, 63, Washington, D.C., was sentenced to 18 months in prison.  The charges related to a $1.9 million real estate investment fraud scheme. Danshevar was also ordered to serve three years of…
  • Feb 15

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Email Diverting Escrow Deposit

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Email Diverting Escrow Deposit
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Cristina Montijo was the subject of a complaint and arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud in connection with…
  • Feb 15

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Emails Diverting Escrow Deposit

    EXCLUSIVE – Criminal Complaint Concerning Fraudulent Emails Diverting Escrow Deposit
    Cristina Montijo was the subject of a complaint and arrest warrant issued in the Southern District of New York on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, wire fraud and bank fraud.  She was arrested in the Southern…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 7

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: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

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/
  • Feb 17

    QUICK, LET'S GO FOR A SWIM!

    QUICK, LET'S GO FOR A SWIM!
    Sunset @ Ayada is certainly mesmerizing ... But resting on the scenery (thinking it will compensate for all their foibles) is this "resort's" biggest error .... for all else fails. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
  • Feb 17

    IS SHE EYEING MY PINA COLLADA?

    IS SHE EYEING MY PINA COLLADA?
    For the most part, the bar drinks were pathetic @ Ayada (Maldives) If you like pure sugar in your glass, then you'll enjoy their beverages. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
  • Feb 17

    BAR BOATS

    BAR BOATS
    Not quite sure what all this stuff was for @ Ayada But, I guess, you could you say that about everything at this classless establishment. SEE ADDITIONAL COMMENTARY HERE
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Feb 19

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Nature of Law

    Legal Theory Lexicon: The Nature of Law
    Introduction What is the nature of law? This question has occupied center stage jurisprudence and philosophy of law in the modern era, and has been the central occupation of contemporary analytic jurisprudence. This entry in the Legal Theory…
  • Feb 18

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Vagueness in the Law" edited by Keil & Poscher

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Vagueness in the Law" edited by Keil & Poscher
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Vagueness in the Law: Philosophical and Legal Perspectives, edited by Geert Keil & Ralf Poscher. Here is a description: Vague expressions are omnipresent in natural language. As such, their use in…
  • Feb 18

    Download of the Week: "Who are "Officers of the United States"?" by Mascott

    Download of the Week: "Who are "Officers of the United States"?" by Mascott
    Jennifer L. Mascott (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted Who are "Officers of the United States"? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For decades courts have believed that only officials with “significant authority” are…
Rank this Week: 11

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 18

    Federal judge requires bail hearing for immigration detainee

    Federal judge requires bail hearing for immigration detainee
    US Magistrate Judge James Donohue [official website] on Friday ruled that Daniel Ramirez Medina [IBT backgrounder], a Mexican immigrant-detainee, must be granted a bail hearing during the pendency of his immigration case [JURIST report].…
  • Feb 18

    Federal court upholds constitutionality of health care tax

    Federal court upholds constitutionality of health care tax
    The 6th Circuit Court of Appeals [official website] on Friday ruled against [opinion] Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine [official website] in his state’s challenge to the certain tax aspects of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The…
  • Feb 18

    Bosnia to appeal ICJ ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

    Bosnia to appeal ICJ ruling clearing Serbia of genocide
    Following Bosnia-Herzegovina’s vow to appeal a 2007 International Court of Justice (ICJ) [official website] ruling clearing Serbia of genocide during Bosnia’s civil war, many fear political crisis [The Guardian report] may be…
Rank this Week: 12

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

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

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Jul 28

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer

    What to Know Before Hiring a Divorce Lawyer
      Many people get married but not everyone remains in this situation. Some decide to get a divorce for different reasons – they don’t get along or simply they don’t like being married anymore. No matter the reason,…
  • 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
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
  • Feb 17

    Disability Discrimination Suit Over McDonald’s Drive-Thrus Clears Hurdle

    Disability Discrimination Suit Over McDonald’s Drive-Thrus Clears Hurdle
    A federal judge in Chicago ruled that a blind man can bring a discrimination suit against McDonald's Corp. over the company's alleged policy of excluding pedestrians from its drive-thru windows.
  • Feb 16

    Sirius XM Scores Win in Copyright Dispute Over Oldies Royaltie

    Sirius XM Scores Win in Copyright Dispute Over Oldies Royaltie
    A federal appeals court in New York on Thursday dealt a serious legal blow to an effort to make radio broadcasters pay performance royalties to oldies rock bands.
  • Feb 15

    Texas Backs President Trump in Travel Ban Case

    Texas Backs President Trump in Travel Ban Case
    President-elect Donald Trump has a new ally in the legal defense of his executive order restricting travel from seven countries: the state of Texas. Texas’ Republican attorney general on Wednesday filed court papers endorsing Mr.…
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 18

    BYOD in Az: spotlighting Arizona's (cheeky?) drug acquisition provision in its latest execution protocol

    BYOD in Az: spotlighting Arizona's (cheeky?) drug acquisition provision in its latest execution protocol
    This AP article reports on a notable an unusual provision in Arizona's new execution protocol. The article is headlined "Arizona to death-row inmates: Bring your own execution drugs," and here are details: The recent revelation that…
  • Feb 17

    Hoping for the best from Prez Trump's creation of crime task force

    Hoping for the best from Prez Trump's creation of crime task force
    As noted in this prior post, last week Prez Trump signed three crime-fighting executive orders. In my view, the EO with arguably the most enduring significance and substance was this one creating a “Task Force on Crime Reduction and…
  • Feb 17

    "The Progressive Prosecutor's Handbook"

    "The Progressive Prosecutor's Handbook"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new short piece by David Alan Sklansky now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: A growing number of chief prosecutors are winning office by pledging a more thoughtful...
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    Lighter Hair... Lord's Prayer...

    Lighter Hair... Lord's Prayer...
    I'm delighted by US Weekly's ear for poetry with this headline: "Melania Trump Debuts Lighter Hair, Leads Crowd in Prayer at Donald Trump's Florida Rally."What I'm looking for is commentary on Melania's saying not just a prayer, but The…
  • Feb 19

    "A workmen’s café in central France was overwhelmed with gourmet customers and TV crews after it was awarded a Michelin star by mistake."

    "A workmen’s café in central France was overwhelmed with gourmet customers and TV crews after it was awarded a Michelin star by mistake."
    "Prospective diners were astounded when they turned up at Le Bouche à Oreille, in the small town of Bourges, to find a cheap and cheerful eatery with red and white polka dot tablecloths, serving a fixed price lunch menu with homemade…
  • Feb 19

    Why aren't there some great anti-Trump humor books?

    Why aren't there some great anti-Trump humor books?
    I was curious about the continuing sales of Milo Yiannopoulos's book (which isn't out until June 13th*). Looking around, I stumbled into Amazon's Best Sellers in Political Humor:I'm not surprised to see 3 versions of Milo's book hogging the…
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

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: 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/
  • Feb 18

    DOL Jobs Handbook

    DOL Jobs Handbook
    The Department of Labor is publicizing its Occupational Outlook Handbook on its website. This is a great resource (maintained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics) which includes salary data and growth information for numerous occupations. If…
  • Feb 16

    Acosta is New Labor Secretary Nominee

    Acosta is New Labor Secretary Nominee
    Today, the President announced that he is nominating Alex Acosta for Secretary of Labor. As many readers know, Acosta is a former member of the NLRB and is currently Dean at FIU's law school. I really like this choice. Although...
  • Feb 15

    Puzder Withdraws as Nominee for Secretary of Labor

    Puzder Withdraws as Nominee for Secretary of Labor
    This just in: Andrew Puzder has withdrawn his name from consideration as Secretary of Labor. It sounds like the writing on the wall showed that he lacked enough Republican support in the Senate. It's interesting that this is the one...
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 17

    Reputation and foreclosure with vertical integration: Experimental evidence

    Reputation and foreclosure with vertical integration: Experimental evidence
    Claudia Mollers discusses Reputation and foreclosure with vertical integration: Experimental evidence. ABSTRACT: Building on the seminal paper of Ordover, Saloner and Salop (1990), I study the role of reputation building on foreclosure in…
  • Feb 17

    Consumer Loss Aversion, Product Experimentation and Implicit Collusion

    Consumer Loss Aversion, Product Experimentation and Implicit Collusion
    Salvatore Piccolo (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano), and CSEF) and Aldo Pignataro (Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore (Milano)) identify Consumer Loss Aversion, Product Experimentation and Implicit Collusion. ABSTRACT: Two…
  • Feb 17

    The European Commission's E-commerce Sector Inquiry

    The European Commission's E-commerce Sector Inquiry
    Thomas Kramler, DG Competition describes The European Commission's E-commerce Sector Inquiry. ABSTRACT: E-commerce in the EU has grown steadily over the past years. Today, the EU is the largest e-commerce market in the world. In total, 53 per…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 19

    Article on New DOL Fiduciary Rule & Estate Planner

    Article on New DOL Fiduciary Rule & Estate Planner
    Jamie P. Hopkins recently published an Article entitled, Be Wary When Giving Investment Advice to Clients: Estate Planners May Run Afoul of the Department of Labor’s New Rule, Tr. & Est. (Feb. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of…
  • Feb 18

    Americans Retiring Abroad Must Plan Ahead

    Americans Retiring Abroad Must Plan Ahead
    As many Americans look to retire overseas, they will need to seek advice on the best way to plan for their ultimate destination. Between 2010 and 2015, the number of Americans receiving Social Security benefits abroad jumped from 400,000…
  • Feb 18

    Jackie Collins's $3 Million Estate Hits the Auction Block

    Jackie Collins's $3 Million Estate Hits the Auction Block
    Jackie Collins fans have a chance to bid on her collection of art and jewelry as the writer’s $3 million estate hits the auction block. Collins wrote thirty-two bestsellers throughout her career, and yet again, it is time for her...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 19

    European Court of Justice Advocate's Opinion on Tax Exemption For Catholic Church

    European Court of Justice Advocate's Opinion on Tax Exemption For Catholic Church
    In Congregación de Escuelas Pías Provincia Betania v. Ayuntamiento de Getafe, (CJEU, Feb. 16, 2017), an Advocate General's opinion recommended that the Court of Justice of the European Union hold that a construction tax…
  • Feb 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Scott v. Uhler, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 18624 (ND NY, Feb. 8, 2017), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing the complaint of a number of Muslim inmates that their 1st and 14th Amendment rights were violated when they…
  • Feb 18

    In Israel, Retailer Takes Criticism For Catalog Aimed At Ultra-Orthodox Jew

    In Israel, Retailer Takes Criticism For Catalog Aimed At Ultra-Orthodox Jew
    As U.S. law struggles to balance free exercise rights with legal non-discrimination mandates, this story from Israel yesterday demonstrates that new permutations may well arise.  The Forward and Jewish News Online report that the…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 24

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/
Rank this Week: 25

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Merit Management Group, LP v. FTI Consulting, Inc. 16-784 Issue: Whether the safe harbor of Section 546(e) of the Bankruptcy Code prohibits avoidance of a transfer made by or to a financial institution,…
  • Feb 17

    Court releases April calendar

    Court releases April calendar
    Yesterday the Senate Judiciary Committee announced that the confirmation hearing for Judge Neil Gorsuch will begin on March 20, creating at least the possibility that, if confirmed, Gorsuch could join the court’s current eight justices…
  • Feb 17

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    At Law.com, reporters “canvassed prominent lawyers from around the country for what questions they would like to see asked” at Gorsuch’s Senate confirmation hearing, which begins on March 20. At the Election Law Blog, Rick…
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Feb 16

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conf. – Seattle, WA

    Western Regional Legal Writing Conf. – Seattle, WA
    Seattle University School of Law hosts the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference Aug. 25–26, 2017. Proposals are due March 24, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference, Connections, includes possible...
  • Feb 16

    CFP: China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative

    CFP: China’s One Belt, One Road Initiative
    Transnational Dispute Management (TDM) invites papers for its special issue, “China’s One Belt, One Road: Economic Changes, Power Shifts and Prospects / Consequences for the World or Arbitration.” Abstracts are...
  • Feb 16

    CFP: Trans-in-Asia, Asia-in-Tran

    CFP: Trans-in-Asia, Asia-in-Tran
    Transgender Studies Quarterly (TSQ) invites submissions for a special issue, Trans-in-Asia, Asia-in-Trans. Complete submissions are due June 1, 2017.
Rank this Week: 27

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: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 16

    Cultural Competence and the Next Generation of Lawyers and Lawyer Regulation

    Cultural Competence and the Next Generation of Lawyers and Lawyer Regulation
    Every year, I have the pleasure of teaching first year law students at the University of Ottawa in a dispute resolution and professional responsibility course. A big part of the course involves having students gain “hands-on”…
  • Feb 15

    Trump Administration to Roll Back Net Neutrality

    Trump Administration to Roll Back Net Neutrality
    In 2015 the US FCC took steps to prevent ISPs from discriminating against internet traffic. This is called Net Neutrality, which Wikipedia describes as “…the principle that Internet service providers and…
  • Feb 15

    Legal Research’s Easy Button Moment

    Legal Research’s Easy Button Moment
    I have been thinking of this blog post by Jean P. O’Grady from last September: “Lex Machina Launches New ‘Easy Button’ Analytics Apps to Compare Judges, Courts and Law Firms”. To my knowledge Lex Machina…
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

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Tartan Army scores own goal?

    Tartan Army scores own goal?
    The defenders' magazineVia Katfriend Gill Grassie (Brodies LLP) comes a trade mark story from Scotland, that tells the tale of the trade mark ‘Tartan Army, its alleged infringement, and the resulting decisionby the Court of Session. The…
  • Feb 16

    Book review: "Brandfather: John Murphy, The Man Who Invented Branding"

    Book review: "Brandfather: John Murphy, The Man Who Invented Branding"
    Most of us like to read the story of successful people. And there are few personalities in the IP world whose aura is so identified with success as that of John Murphy. Murphy's name may not be well-known for the under 40's crowd, since his …
  • Feb 14

    IP Summit 2016 (Second Part)

    IP Summit 2016 (Second Part)
    Be ready for the second part of this Kitten’s report! Check out the first part here.Unconventional Trade Marks under the New EUTM SystemThe conference was chaired by Dr. Thies Boesling. The speakers, Dimitris Botis (EUIPO) and Simon…
Rank this Week: 31

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 17

    US students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countrie

    US students’ academic achievement still lags that of their peers in many other countrie
    Pew Research Center – “How do U.S. students compare with their peers around the world? Recently released data from international math and science assessments indicate that U.S. students continue to rank around the middle of the…
  • Feb 17

    Some animal welfare data removed from USDA site is restored

    Some animal welfare data removed from USDA site is restored
    Follow up to previous postings – Animal welfare information wiped from USDA website – today via The Hill – USDA reposts some animal welfare records after outcry: “The Department of Agriculture on Friday  February…
  • Feb 17

    2016 American Household Credit Card Debt Study

    2016 American Household Credit Card Debt Study
    “NerdWallet analyzed data from several sources, including the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and the U.S. Census Bureau, to determine how much debt Americans are carrying, why they have so much debt and how this debt will grow and…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Feb 14

    Ten Blogs joining the LexBlog Network

    Ten Blogs joining the LexBlog Network
    Happy Valentines Day! If you are in search of a perfect last minute gift for him or her, make sure to check out lexblog.com (mostly joking). Since our last “New to the Network” post, we have welcomed two new …
  • Feb 12

    Flipboard gets major upgrade – Enough for lawyers?

    Flipboard gets major upgrade – Enough for lawyers?
    Last week, Flipboard, a news and social network aggregator, released its first major upgrade in two years. The signature feature of the new Flipboard is Smart Magazines which curate articles by the thousands of topics and sub-topics…
  • Feb 10

    Study: Social media the equal of news websites for American’s new

    Study: Social media the equal of news websites for American’s new
    Per a study from Pew Research released this week, just as many Americans get their news online from social media as news organization websites. Almost twice as many people get their news from social media as search engines (35% to …
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 12

    Jobs for the Boy

    Jobs for the Boy
    Click for a bigger one; source: NYT The post Jobs for the Boys appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Feb 9

    9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO

    9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO
    A sensible, cautious, and careful opinion. It will probably drive Trump nuts. The post 9th Cir Declines to Strike Down EO TRO appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 34

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: 35

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 36

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: 37

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
  • Feb 19

    Frontal Lobe or A Softer Take on The Twenty-Fifth Amendment and Mental Illne

    Frontal Lobe or A Softer Take on The Twenty-Fifth Amendment and Mental Illne
    Gerard makes a good point about the Twenty-Fifth Amendment, but there may a related idea that helps (and shows the limits of the Amendment). Perhaps the President, as with many folks as we age, has a front lobe problem. These ideas apply to…
  • Feb 14

    FAN 142 (First Amendment News) 8th Cir. Upholds 1st Amendment challenge to trademark licensing rule

    FAN 142 (First Amendment News) 8th Cir. Upholds 1st Amendment challenge to trademark licensing rule
      Seattle. “Then-students Paul Gerlich and Erin Furleigh were officers with Iowa State University’s chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML ISU) when they filed their lawsuit in…
  • Feb 13

    Hibernation Time

    Hibernation Time
    Today I got the tap on the shoulder from my publisher saying that the clock has started to run for the next round of edits on my Bill of Rights book.  So I’ll be posting less frequently for the next month or so.
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 19

    Write On! THE ROLE OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: JURISPRUDENCIAL ADVANCES AND NEW RESPONSES

    Write On! THE ROLE OF THE INTER-AMERICAN COURT OF HUMAN RIGHTS: JURISPRUDENCIAL ADVANCES AND NEW RESPONSES
    CALL FOR PAPERS Workshop – Oslo, Norway 15 May 2017 Aims This workshop has three specific aims. Firstly, it focuses on the identification and discussion of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights’ (IACtHR) valuable contribution…
  • Feb 17

    Write On! Amsterdam Law Forum

    Write On! Amsterdam Law Forum
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to present at the Amsterdam Law Forum, as follows:  The Amsterdam Law Forum seeks submissions for their upcoming spring/summer…
  • Feb 13

    Work On! 2nd Annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” Workshop

    Work On! 2nd Annual “Revisiting the Role of International Law in National Security” Workshop
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication:       ► The International Committee of the Red Cross’s Delegation in Washington along…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Feb 16

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard

    When the Teachers Say the Test Is Too Hard
    Deans of 20 California law schools say the California bar exam is too strict. They want to lower the score needed to pass the test. It is odd when the teachers complain the test is too hard. Such complaints should...
  • Feb 16

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case

    No, Justice Thomas Is Not Going to Be Disqualified in the Travel Ban Case
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] This article on The Daily Beast argues that Thomas may be recused because of some emails sent by his wife, but it is wrong. It seems that Virginia Thomas has written some emails to a...
  • Feb 12

    Wendel & Luban on philosophical legal ethic

    Wendel & Luban on philosophical legal ethic
    Two of my favorite legal ethics scholars -- Brad Wendel and David Luban -- have joined forces to write an accessible history of philosophical legal ethics. Breaking down the relatively short (40-year) span of serious theoretical work in the…
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/
  • Feb 2

    Sepsis Misdiagnosis Wrongful Death Cases in Maryland

    Sepsis Misdiagnosis Wrongful Death Cases in Maryland
    Sepsis is a silent killer that should be diagnosed and treated with the same urgency as a heart attack.  But it is not treated with urgency and it is the one reason so many medical malpractice lawsuits in Maryland involve either missed…
  • Jan 30

    Nursing Home Bed Sore Cases in Maryland | Attention Referring Lawyer

    Nursing Home Bed Sore Cases in Maryland | Attention Referring Lawyer
    If you are a lawyer with a nursing home bed sore client in Maryland, I want you to refer your case to Miller & Zois (with an attorneys’ fee sharing relationship).  This post is directed to lawyers who do not regularly handle…
  • Aug 5

    Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland

    Miller & Zois Helps Create New Nursing Home Law in Maryland
    Our primary focus at Miller & Zois is to further the interest of our clients by maximizing the value of their injury or wrongful death claims.  But it is also an absolute joy when we can be a part of changing Maryland law that helps…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 43

IPBiz

IPBiz

Intellectual property news affecting business and everyday life. From patent lawyer Lawrence B. Ebert.

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    Toro loses at CAFC to MetalCraft (Scag)

    Toro loses at CAFC to MetalCraft (Scag)
    In MetalCraft, Judge Moore wrote an opinion denying the appeal of Toroconcerning a preliminary injunction:The United States District Court for the EasternDistrict of Wisconsin granted Metalcraft of Mayville,Inc.’s [Scag's] motion for a…
  • Feb 15

    CAFC trims sails of "Red Wing" in Xilinx v. Papst

    CAFC trims sails of "Red Wing" in Xilinx v. Papst
    The CAFC observed:We disagree with Papst that this case is controlled byRed Wing and its holding that certain types of contacts,by themselves, are not sufficient to establish the reasonablenessof jurisdiction. As we have discussed in…
  • Feb 14

    CAFC affirms PTAB in MPHJ v. Ricoh

    CAFC affirms PTAB in MPHJ v. Ricoh
    Judge Newman wrote in MPHJ TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENTS v. RICOH :MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC appeals the decisionof the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (“Board” or“PTAB”), on Inter Partes Review, that claims 1–8…
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 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture
    Delivered a short presentation today to the Friedrich Naumann Foundation for Freedom office in Colombo on ‘Corridors of Power’, an exhibition I curated with Channa Daswatta and Asanga Welikala that explores Sri Lanka’s…
  • Nov 30

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop
    Cross-posted from the ICT4Peace Foundation website. ### An informal workshop on verifying news and information spread across social media was held recently at Phandeeyar in Yangon, Burma, led by the Foundation’s Special…
  • Nov 5

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google

    President, PM, Parliament, MFA, Cabinet, Central Bank & News.lk: Searching via Google
    Created a new Google custom search engine (after the reception to the first made yesterday) covering key government websites. Access it here. The search engine indexes everything on: President’s Media Division –…
Rank this Week: 45