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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/
  • Jul 24

    Washington & Lee Hosts Tax Roundtable

    Washington & Lee Hosts Tax Roundtable
    Washington & Lee Law School hosted a roundtable discussion of works-in-progress by tax professors from mid-Atlantic law schools on July 22-23: Eric Chason (William & Mary), Taxing Losers Michael Doran (Virginia), Tax Legislation in…
  • Jul 24

    Kysar: The 'Shell Bill' Game: Avoidance and the Origination Clause

    Kysar: The 'Shell Bill' Game: Avoidance and the Origination Clause
    Rebecca M. Kysar (Brooklyn), The 'Shell Bill' Game: Avoidance and the Origination Clause, 91 Wash. U. L. Rev. 659 (2014): With increasing frequency, many important revenue laws, such as the Affordable Care Act and the American Taxpayer Relief…
  • Jul 24

    Shaviro: Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem

    Shaviro: Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem
    Daniel Shaviro (NYU), Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem: In both public policy debate and the academic literature, there is widespread, though not universal, agreement that millions of Americans are saving too…
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 24

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.24.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 07.24.14
    * Have you all called the Breaking Bad law firm number yet? Because it works, so go for it! [Legal Cheek] * How to make airlines more profitable: make everyone sit on bicycle seats! [Lowering the Bar] * Ilya Somin explains why the D.C.…
  • Jul 24

    Mandatory Law Firm Retirement, Succession Planning, And You

    Mandatory Law Firm Retirement, Succession Planning, And You
    How many law firms are prepared to deal with the void left by retiring partners?
  • Jul 24

    Is The Death Penalty Worth It?

    Is The Death Penalty Worth It?
    Can we stomach the splatter? Conservative columnist Tamara Tabo argues that the death penalty isn't worth defending.
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/
  • Jul 24

    UBS Lashes Out at French Prosecutor

    UBS Lashes Out at French Prosecutor
    The Swiss bank says that the government's demands for bail in the tax evasion case were excessive.
  • Jul 24

    Yellen Settles for a Slingshot Instead of a Shotgun

    Yellen Settles for a Slingshot Instead of a Shotgun
    The Federal Reserve should be using higher interest rates to curb the mispricing of risk in the market for financial assets, says William D. Cohan, the Street Scene columnist.
  • Jul 24

    To Help Mount Giant Time Warner Bid, Murdoch Calls On European Outpost

    To Help Mount Giant Time Warner Bid, Murdoch Calls On European Outpost
    A sale of pay-TV arms could help sweeten an $80 billion offer. How Rupert Murdoch treats many non-Murdoch owners involved is the linchpin, says Quentin Webb of Reuters Breakingviews.
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/
  • Jul 24

    Schwarcz on Regulating Financial Change

    Schwarcz on Regulating Financial Change
    Steven L. Schwarcz (Duke University - School of Law) has posted Regulating Financial Change: A Functional Approach on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this updated and retitled article (an earlier version being titled "The Functional…
  • Jul 24

    Chiang on Patentable Subject Matter

    Chiang on Patentable Subject Matter
    Tun-Jen Chiang (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Competing Visions of Patentable Subject Matter (George Washington Law Review) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although many people disagree about whether various types of…
  • Jul 24

    Stephanopoulos & McGhee on Partisan Gerrymandering

    Stephanopoulos & McGhee on Partisan Gerrymandering
    Nicholas Stephanopoulos (University of Chicago Law School) & Eric McGhee (Public Policy Institute of California) have posted Partisan Gerrymandering and the Efficiency Gap (University of Chicago Law Review, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN.…
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/
  • Jul 24

    Another Complaint About Auto-Play News Video

    Another Complaint About Auto-Play News Video
    It is getting harder to find news sources on just about any topic that don't have intrusive, time-wasting auto-play videos. Lately, more and more major news sites have them. I refuse to link to them, and it takes a ridiculously long amount…
  • Jul 24

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Hope I got the day right. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. Check out the ISIS Tour bus. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 24

    Another Botched Exectution: 2 Hours to Die

    Another Botched Exectution: 2 Hours to Die
    Joseph Wood was executed in Arizona yesterday. It took two hours to kill him. The execution was not halted, even though he repeatedly gasped and snorted during it. An Associated Press reporter who witnessed the execution saw Wood start…
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/
  • Jul 23

    Thailand king endorses interim constitution

    Thailand king endorses interim constitution
    [JURIST] Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej [BBC profile; JURIST news archive] announced his support on Tuesday for an interim constitution [PDF; in Thai] that would grant extensive authority to the National Council for Peace and Order (NCPO)…
  • Jul 23

    Supreme Court allows execution of Arizona prisoner

    Supreme Court allows execution of Arizona prisoner
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] vacated [opinion, PDF] a decision by the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website], granting a conditional preliminary injunction in the execution of an Arizona death row…
  • Jul 23

    UK to introduce laws to eradicate female genital mutilation

    UK to introduce laws to eradicate female genital mutilation
    [JURIST] UK Prime Minister David Cameron [official website] on Tuesday announced [press release] plans to enact new laws that will protect girls from the practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) [WHO backgrounder], procedures that…
Rank this Week: 7

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: 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

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again

    VT - Sex offender registry under fire again
    Original Article 07/18/2014 By Jennifer Reading MONTPELIER - It's another black mark for the Vermont Sex Offender Registry. "There are errors. And they should not have been there," said Doug Hoffer, D-Vt. Auditor. Hoffer says the system…
  • Jul 19

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book

    CA - Tehachapi removes local sex offender ordinance from the book
    Original Article 07/10/2014 By JACK BARNWELL Tehachapi's city council on Monday finalized a repeal of a local sex offender ordinance in order to stave off potential lawsuits. City Attorney Tom Schroeter had recommended the council repeal…
  • Jul 19

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction

    MA - Templeton approves sex offender residency restriction
    Original Article 07/11/2014 By George Barnes TEMPLETON - Voters at a special town meeting Thursday night approved a bylaw establishing sex offender residency restrictions. The restrictions, proposed by resident Rachael Messina, were…
Rank this Week: 10

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 24

    Resolution to OK Boehner Suit Against Obama Advances in House

    Resolution to OK Boehner Suit Against Obama Advances in House
    European Pressphoto Agency WASHINGTON—The House Rules Committee on Thursday approved a resolution authorizing House Speaker John Boehner (R., Ohio) to file a lawsuit on behalf of the House against President Barack Obama over his use of…
  • Jul 24

    Donziger Defense Lawyers Hit Pay Dirt in Menopause Drug Litigation

    Donziger Defense Lawyers Hit Pay Dirt in Menopause Drug Litigation
    A pair of lawyers who defended plaintiffs' attorney Steven Donziger in a racketeering case now stand to get $21.8 million in fees from their work on menopause drug litigation.
  • Jul 24

    Arizona Prison Chief: Wood was ‘Never in Pain or Distress’

    Arizona Prison Chief: Wood was ‘Never in Pain or Distress’
    Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer's administration continues to push back on claims made by lawyers representing executed murderer Joseph R. Wood III that Wednesday's nearly two-hour long lethal injection procedure inflicted cruel and unusual…
Rank this Week: 11

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Businessman Pleads Guilty to Loan Fraud

    Businessman Pleads Guilty to Loan Fraud
    Donald Keith Goff, 66, Laguna Niguel, California, has pleaded guilty to federal charges related to a series of fraud schemes that include one in which he worked with his criminal defense attorney to fraudulently apply for millions of dollars…
  • Jul 23

    4 Arrested for Alleged Short Sale Fraud Scheme

    4 Arrested for Alleged Short Sale Fraud Scheme
    Sofia Atias, 44, Great Neck, New York, Joseph Atias, 50, Great Neck, Nicholas A. Pellegrini, 51, Garden City, New York, and Paula Berckhoff, 34, Garden City, have been charged with bank fraud and conspiracy for allegedly defrauding Bank of…
  • Jul 22

    Bogus Loan Modification Scammers Arrested

    Bogus Loan Modification Scammers Arrested
    Samuel Paul Bain, aka Paul Bain, 35, Tustin, California, an owner and principal of the businesses, Aminullah Sarpas, aka Amin Sarpas and David Sarpas, 32, Irvine, California, also an owner and principal of the businesses, Damon Grant…
Rank this Week: 12

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 24

    Rep. Ryan's new anti-poverty proposal calls for federal sentencing and prison reform

    Rep. Ryan's new anti-poverty proposal calls for federal sentencing and prison reform
    As reported in this official press release, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan today "released a new discussion draft, 'Expanding Opportunity in America,' [which] proposes a new pilot project to strengthen the safety net and…
  • Jul 24

    Round-up of posts from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform

    Round-up of posts from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform
    As demonstrated by this round-up of recent posts at Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform, there are many developments for lawyers and law reform observers to be thinking about these days: Analysts predict Oregon would generate $38.5 million in…
  • Jul 24

    "Paying for Gideon"

    "Paying for Gideon"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new essay by Beth Colgan now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: To protect the “noble ideal” that “every defendant stands equal before the law,” Gideon v. Wainwright...
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Jul 24

    Knife in bra killer Katie Jenkins jailed for manslaughter – BBC New

    Knife in bra killer Katie Jenkins jailed for manslaughter – BBC New
    ‘A woman who stabbed a businessman in the neck in his car has been jailed for eight-and-a-half years.’ Full story BBC News, 24th July 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Jul 24

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Human Medicines (Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2014 The Health Care and Associated Professions (Indemnity Arrangements) Order 2014 The Public Service Pensions Act 2013 (Commencement No. 5) Order 2014 The Housing (Right to Buy) (Limit on…
  • Jul 24

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) K, Re [2014] EWCA Civ 905 (15 July 2014) M & Ors v Suffolk County Council [2014] EWCA Civ 942 (15 July 2014) KS v Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council & Ors [2014] EWCA Civ 941 (15 July 2014) Ahmad…
Rank this Week: 14

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 24

    Gov. Rick Perry Orders Dallas Cowboys to Mexican Border

    Gov. Rick Perry Orders Dallas Cowboys to Mexican Border
    Yesterday, Texas Governor Rick Perry announced that he was deploying the National Guard to the U.S./Mexico border. Today, the Governor appraently has decided to pull out all the stops. The New Yorker Reports (in jest?) that "In his…
  • Jul 24

    First Unaccompanied Minor: January 1, 1892 Ellis Island

    First Unaccompanied Minor: January 1, 1892 Ellis Island
    From Mother Jones: An unaccompanied child migrant was the first person in line on opening day of the new immigration station at Ellis Island. Her name was Annie Moore, and that day, January 1, 1892, happened to be her 15th...
  • Jul 24

    Symposium: The Negotiated Expansion of Immigrant Control

    Symposium: The Negotiated Expansion of Immigrant Control
    Special Issue: Symposium: The Negotiated Expansion of Immigrant Control Summer 2014, Law and Social Inquiry The Negotiated Expansions of Immigration Control (pages 555–559) Jamie G. Longazel and Maartje van der Woude Crimmigration in the…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Jul 24

    CHILLING REFRIGERANT USE

    CHILLING REFRIGERANT USE
    EPA Warning: Recharging Air Conditioners with Wrong Refrigerant Poses Injury and Fire Risks The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is cautioning homeowners, manufacturers of propane-based refrigerants, home improvement…
  • Jul 24

    LIED ABOUT LOST SPRAY CAN (& BATON)?

    LIED ABOUT LOST SPRAY CAN (& BATON)?
    Personnel Enforcement agent failed to report missing chemical spray can. An enforcement agent was charged with failing to report a missing chemical spray canister and baton, and making false statements about what happened to them.…
  • Jul 24

    HE'S DOING BETTER THAN NIXON & G.W. BUSH

    HE'S DOING BETTER THAN NIXON & G.W. BUSH
    Obama Averages 43.2% Job Approval in 22nd Quarter Slight improvement from 42.4% average in 21st quarter by Jeffrey M. Jones PRINCETON, NJ -- President Barack Obama averaged 43.2% job approval during his 22 nd quarter in office, from…
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    In The News – – Class Action Certified in Suit Against Apple

    In The News – – Class Action Certified in Suit Against Apple
    There is an interesting article over on CNN.com that discusses a class action case that was just certified against technology giant Apple which alleges that the company failed to provide its workers sufficient time for meals and rest breaks…
  • Jul 23

    Disability Accommodations: Recent Study

    Disability Accommodations: Recent Study
    As lawyers fight over an employer’s duty to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent paper on employer accommodation practices finds, among other things, that disability accommodations may benefit co-workers and…
  • Jul 22

    Another important decision from Iowa Supreme Court

    Another important decision from Iowa Supreme Court
    There is another interesting ruling from the Iowa Supreme Court. This one is essential reading for anyone interested in disparate impact law or in arguing for different legal standards under state and federal discrimination law. The opinion…
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 24

    A Proposal for the Future of Digital Estate Planning

    A Proposal for the Future of Digital Estate Planning
    Last week, the Uniform Law Commission drafted the Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, which is a model law that would let relatives access the social media accounts of the deceased. Because so many of us live more of...
  • Jul 24

    Out With the Old, In With the New

    Out With the Old, In With the New
    As families reunite, it is a good time to review any trusts created during a family member’s lifetime or at death. Because families can often have a variety of trusts, created at different stages during different stages of their lives,...
  • Jul 24

    How Casey Kasem’s Estate Could Have Avoided the Drama

    How Casey Kasem’s Estate Could Have Avoided the Drama
    The drama caused by the combination of a large estate, second marriage, and conflict between the current spouse and children from a prior marriage is not unique to Casey Kasem or his estate. However, when there is a significant age...
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 23

    Institutional Authority and Collusion

    Institutional Authority and Collusion
    Axel Sonntag (University of East Anglia) and Daniel John Zizzo (University of East Anglia) discuss Institutional Authority and Collusion. ABSTRACT: A 'collusion puzzle' exists by which, even though increasing the number of firms reduces the…
  • Jul 23

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain

    Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gain
    Raffaele Fiocco, University of Mannheim and Gongyu Guo, Humboldt University of Berlin discuss Mergers between regulated firms with unknown efficiency gains. ABSTRACT: In an industry where regulated firms interact with unregulated suppliers,…
  • Jul 23

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy

    Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy
    Andreea Cosnita (Universite Paris X) and Jean-Philippe Tropeano (Sorbonne) ask Fight Cartels or Control Mergers? On the Optimal Allocation of enforcement Efforts within Competition Policy. ABSTRACT: This paper deals with the optimal…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Charges of Fraudulent Fundraising for Jewish Religious and Charitable Organizations Settled In Civil Judgment

    Charges of Fraudulent Fundraising for Jewish Religious and Charitable Organizations Settled In Civil Judgment
    As reported by Courthouse News Service, New York's attorney general yesterday anounced the entry of a civil judgment settling charges in a charity fraud case against Yaakov Weingarten and his wife Rivka who raised funds for some 19…
  • Jul 24

    US Congress, European Parliament Focus On Case of Meriam Ibrahim

    US Congress, European Parliament Focus On Case of Meriam Ibrahim
    Yesterday, a subcommittee of the House Foreign Affairs Committee held a hearing titled "The Troubling Case of Meriam Ibrahim." The hearing focused on the plight of a Sudanese Christian woman, married to a U.S. citizen, who was initially…
  • Jul 24

    Colorado Same-Sex Marriage Laws Invalidated With Only Limited Stay

    Colorado Same-Sex Marriage Laws Invalidated With Only Limited Stay
    A Colorado federal district court yesterday issued a preliminary injunction enjoining enforcement of Colorado's state constitutional and statutory provisions that deny same-sex couples the right to marry in Colorado and deny recognition of…
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 24

    Rest in Peace, Dan

    Rest in Peace, Dan
    Our dear friend Dan was to be laid to rest today. All of us here, and so many others elsewhere, send our love to him, and our deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. As his family has noted, memorial donations may be made to the…
  • Jul 22

    Memorials for Dan Markel

    Memorials for Dan Markel
    So much outpouring of affection for our friend. 1) At Brooklyn Law School as we speak (it began around 5:30). It is on the 22d floor of Feil Hall, 205 State Street (building # 3 on this map). Sorry for the late notice; get there if you can.…
  • Jul 19

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel
    We write this together, all of us, as a community. Our friend Dan Markel has been taken from us, suddenly and terribly. His law school, the Florida State University College of Law, will issue an announcement in due time. We do not have all…
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
  • Jul 24

    CFP: IP or Internet Law for Kentucky Law Journal Online

    CFP: IP or Internet Law for Kentucky Law Journal Online
    The Kentucky Law Journal Online has issued a call for papers in the areas of intellectual property or Internet law. Articles for Kentucky Law Journal Online are 5,000 words or less and generally do not exceed 60 footnotes. Articles should…
  • Jul 24

    Intellectual Properties, or The Materialities of Communicative Production—Twin Cities, MN

    Intellectual Properties, or The Materialities of Communicative Production—Twin Cities, MN
    The University of Minnesota‘s Department of Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature presents The 3rd Annual Cultural Studies and Comparative Literature Conference, Intellectual Properties, or The Materialities of Communicative…
  • Jul 24

    Jul. 23 Colloquia/Workshop

    Jul. 23 Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Karen Sneddon (Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law)
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/
  • Jul 24

    Extensive News Coverage of Arizona's Botched Execution

    Extensive News Coverage of Arizona's Botched Execution
    "Arizona Takes Nearly 2 Hours to Execute Inmate," is the New York Times report by Erik Eckholm. In another unexpectedly prolonged execution using disputed lethal injection drugs, a condemned Arizona prisoner on Wednesday repeatedly gasped for…
  • Jul 24

    Statement From Joseph Wood's Attorney

    Statement From Joseph Wood's Attorney
    Dale Baich, an attorney representing Joseph Wood, issued the following statement last night: "The Governor of Arizona and the Attorney General have tonight already pronounced that Mr. Wood did not suffer during his two hour execution, during…
  • Jul 24

    Andrew Cohen on Arizona's Botched Execution

    Andrew Cohen on Arizona's Botched Execution
    "The disturbing lessons of Arizona's un-American execution," is Andrew Cohen's post at the Week. By the time dusk came to the desert, the Arizona attorney general had issued a triumphant press release so negligently drafted that at first it…
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/
  • Jul 24

    Survey evidence: Mystery Morgan brings parrot back from the dead

    Survey evidence: Mystery Morgan brings parrot back from the dead
    This Kat's email inbox has been building up all day with excited missives about the fact that an endangered species, indeed one that was thought at one stage to be extinct, has been found lurking in a London Community Trade Mark Court. It was…
  • Jul 24

    When the Writ Hits the Phan

    When the Writ Hits the Phan
    Making YouTube videos for a living or as a hobby is a growing phenomenon. You can delve into the lives of “beauty gurus” or watch tutorials on just about everything from cooking help to how to make rainbow loom bracelets. While…
  • Jul 24

    EU copyright Public Consultation responses Katseries #2: linking and browsing

    EU copyright Public Consultation responses Katseries #2: linking and browsing
    As reported by this very blog, yesterday afternoon the Directorate General for Internal Market and Services of the European Commission released its Report on the 9,500 responses to the Public Consultation on the Review of…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 24

    European Court of Human Rights Factsheet

    European Court of Human Rights Factsheet
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Strasbourg decides thousands of cases every year on an unimaginably vast range of topics. And it has often heard cases on controversial subjects years before Canadian courts have…
  • Jul 24

    Accessing Personal Information in Legal Opinion

    Accessing Personal Information in Legal Opinion
    A recent decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the Dutch immigration authorities were not required to give a person access to a legal opinion about the person’s immigration status, though the opinion…
  • Jul 24

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Alvarez & Lamport on Social Law Firm Business Strategie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Alvarez & Lamport on Social Law Firm Business Strategie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 30

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/
  • Jul 24

    "Sein und Zeit? More like sein und shite"...

    "Sein und Zeit? More like sein und shite"...
    ...and other "unfair philosophical criticisms."
  • Jul 24

    University of Warwick embarrasses itself on the world stage...

    University of Warwick embarrasses itself on the world stage...
    ...as it brings an English Professor up on charges of "insubordination"! Have English universities gone insane? What's going on here? Links and more information welcome.
  • Jul 24

    So what do readers think of philosophy of mind?

    So what do readers think of philosophy of mind?
    It turns out that, mostly, they like it! With over 1400 votes (pretty good for the middle of summer, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere), 34% thought philosophy of mind "a central, foundational part of the discipline," and another...
Rank this Week: 31

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: 32

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Thursday round-up

    Thursday round-up
    The Coalition for Court Transparency released a report on transparency at the Supreme Court during the October Term 2013.  It concluded that the Term ended “with only modest improvements to [the Court’s] overall…
  • Jul 24

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Four)

    SCOTUSblog on camera: Steven R. Shapiro (Part Four)
    How the ACLU thinks about and uses amicus briefs — and when — and what a successful amicus practice looks like. In this six-part interview, Steven R. Shapiro, legal director of the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) since 1993,…
  • Jul 23

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Dize v. Association of Maryland Pilots 13-1268 Issue: Whether, when applying the Chandris, Inc. v. Latsis thirty-percent rule—that, ordinarily, a qualifying “seaman” under…
Rank this Week: 33

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jul 23

    Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database

    Census Bureau Updates Interactive HIV/AIDS Database
    “The U.S. Census Bureau today released its annually updated interactive global resource on the prevalence of HIV infection and AIDS cases and deaths. First developed in 1987, the database now holds more than 164,000…
  • Jul 23

    International banking statistics at end-March 2014

    International banking statistics at end-March 2014
    “The Bank for International Settlements (BIS) today released international banking statistics at end-March 2014. Between end-December 2013 and end-March 2014, the cross-border claims of BIS reporting banks rose by $580 billion. This…
  • Jul 23

    NARA houses master database cataloging JFK assassination records in Top Secret area

    NARA houses master database cataloging JFK assassination records in Top Secret area
    Aliya Sternstein – Nextgov: “The master database cataloging material related to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy has always been housed in a Top Secret vault, much of the time on a personal computer, according to…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Jul 24

    "Judge Refuses to Disqualify Tolkien Attorneys in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dispute"

    "Judge Refuses to Disqualify Tolkien Attorneys in ‘Lord of the Rings’ Dispute"
    Story at Variety. I will try to post the ruling. The opening brief (i.e., the losing side) is below. It was an interesting motion, well worth reading if you keep up on DQ motions. Download Lord-Of-The-Rings-Case-WB-DQ-Motion-r2__140610204241
  • Jul 24

    Law and Literature

    Law and Literature
    For more than 15 years, Catharine Stimpson and I have taught a "Law and Literature" seminar at NYU Law School.It is a popular class (mainly because of Kate, a literature professor and former dean of the graduate school) with lively...
  • Jul 23

    Immunity for judge who had intimate relationship with complaining witness in felony matter

    Immunity for judge who had intimate relationship with complaining witness in felony matter
    New decision from Sixth Circuit in case where judge had an intimate relationship with the complaining witness in a felony matter. Judge Wade McCree, while serving as the presiding judge in a felony child - support case against Robert King,...
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
  • Jul 23

    Evolving Contract Schema

    Evolving Contract Schema
    With co-authors, I’ve been working on a series of experimental papers about contract law that appear to be converging on a theme: what individuals think “contract” means has purchase in the real-world,…
  • Jul 23

    FAN 24 (First Amendment News) — Stephen Barnett: The Little-Known Man Behind the Well-Known Word

    FAN 24 (First Amendment News) — Stephen Barnett: The Little-Known Man Behind the Well-Known Word
    We live by falsehoods. They feed the myths of the great figures whose words are etched in our collective memory as if they were tablets from on High. We know those words; we are moved by those words; and those words define who we are or…
  • Jul 23

    The World Dan Markel Created

    The World Dan Markel Created
    There have been such moving tributes to Dan Markel posted online that I wondered what I could add that hasn’t already been said about him. I didn’t know Dan as closely as many others, but I was fortunate to get to know him back in…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 37

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
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/
  • Jul 22

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing

    Anne Arundel County to Implement Electronic Court Filing
    We have been hearing for some time about the Maryland Electronic Courts (MDEC) project that will eventually allow for electronic filings, allowing Maryland lawyers to get the same modern conveniences of electronic filing that we have…
  • Jul 21

    Tort Reformers Were Right, Doctors Do Flee States Without Cap

    Tort Reformers Were Right, Doctors Do Flee States Without Cap
    One of the great selling points of caps in medical malpractice cases is that it encourages doctors to come to your state to practice.  Every state, particularly in jurisdictions with rural areas where access and availability to doctors…
  • Jul 14

    Lawsuits Involving Famous People Drive Me Crazy

    Lawsuits Involving Famous People Drive Me Crazy
    The trial to decide the fate of the record-breaking $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers began Monday afternoon with the lead attorney for Shelly Sterling calling Donald Sterling as a witness and suggesting a bench warrant be…
Rank this Week: 39

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jul 24

    Why Has Bell Remained Silent on Its Subscriber Information Disclosure Practices?

    Why Has Bell Remained Silent on Its Subscriber Information Disclosure Practices?
    In the aftermath of the Supreme Court of Canada's Spencer decision, several leading Canadian ISPs have publicly announced that they have changed their practices on the disclosure of subscriber information (including basic subscriber…
  • Jul 23

    OECD Releases New Broadband Data: Canada Ranks in Bottom Third on Mobile Broadband Subscription

    OECD Releases New Broadband Data: Canada Ranks in Bottom Third on Mobile Broadband Subscription
    The OECD released its latest Internet broadband data yesterday, covering the 34 OECD member states. The update emphasized wireless broadband access, comparing subscription rates across the OECD (many other aspects of the OECD data collection,…
  • Jul 22

    Welcome to the Hotel California: ISPs Who Won’t Take No For An Answer

    Welcome to the Hotel California: ISPs Who Won’t Take No For An Answer
    Last week, a recorded customer service call with U.S. Internet provider Comcast went viral as the recording featured a Comcast representative spend 20 minutes deflecting a customer's request to drop its Internet service. While Comcast…
Rank this Week: 40

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 23

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BitLicense, Bathroom Breaks, Cruise Accountability

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: BitLicense, Bathroom Breaks, Cruise Accountability
    What if you were only permitted six minutes per day for bathroom breaks? Or really, what if you were timed at all? I’d imagine it wouldn’t go over well, and it isn’t with a company in Chicago, as Andrew Rodman explains.…
  • Jul 22

    Is SEO dead?

    Is SEO dead?
    Other than good content, good title tags, good site architecture, site speed, and engaging others via content to generate organic links to my blog, I never worried much about Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Years later when I search for…
  • Jul 22

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Infrastructure Through P3s, Boosting Creativity, ACA Subsidie

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Infrastructure Through P3s, Boosting Creativity, ACA Subsidie
    In the big news of the day, the Affordable Care Act has taken a major hit. It isn’t on some of the entertaining issues we’ve seen weighed, but instead has to do with  tax subsidies to federal exchanges. Lee Beck has your…
Rank this Week: 41

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
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/
  • Jul 24

    Social Cost of Fighting Face Recognition

    Social Cost of Fighting Face Recognition
    It’s large: Because here is the essence of CV dazzle’s strangeness: The very thing that makes you invisible to computers makes you glaringly obvious to other humans. via Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face – The…
  • Jul 22

    .ma Meh

    .ma Meh
    Dog.ma resolves, but isn’t interesting. Opti.ma is parked, which almost seems appropriate. Enig.ma doesn’t resolve, which also seems appropriate, and it isn’t available. And neither are mag.ma and dra.ma. Look.ma exists but…
  • Jul 17

    B+

    B+
    I really wanted to like this initial effort from Represent.us more than I did. It’s a good effort, marred by some sophomoric stuff. Actually, I like the straight pitch better: I wonder how they will play in Kentucky? Although facially…
Rank this Week: 43

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
  • Jul 18

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part I of II
    I am honored to join Ellen Podgor, Lawrence Goldman, and Solomon Wisenberg as a blogger on the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. My focus on the blog will be matters related to internal investigations and international white collar crime. To...
  • Jul 18

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog

    Welcome Professor Lucian Dervan to the WhiteCollarCrimeProf Blog
    Welcome to Professor Lucian Dervan, who is joining the White Collar Crime Prof Blog. Professor Dervan is a professor of Southern Illinois School of Law, where he also serves as the Director of Faculty Development. A prolific scholar,…
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
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 45