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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/
  • Dec 10

    Bottom Line Nation: How the Twinkie Made the Super-Rich Even Richer

    Bottom Line Nation: How the Twinkie Made the Super-Rich Even Richer
    Behind the financial maneuvering at Hostess, an investigation by The New York Times found a blueprint for how private equity executives have amassed some of the greatest fortunes of the modern era.
  • Dec 10

    Bottom Line Nation: Just How Much Do the Top Private Equity Earners Make?

    Bottom Line Nation: Just How Much Do the Top Private Equity Earners Make?
    In an Equilar-New York Times study, the chieftains of publicly traded private equity firms topped the pay ranks, even outranking tech and media moguls.
  • Dec 10

    The Rich History of Twinkie

    The Rich History of Twinkie
    In 1848, Robert B. Ward founded a small bakery on Broome Street in Manhattan. His family would go on to create a baking empire that sold a cream-filled, yellow sponge cake around the world. Below is a look at key moments in the history of…
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/
  • Dec 8

    Thursday Night Open Thread

    Thursday Night Open Thread
    Congratulations to Mick Jagger on the birth of his 8th child. I don't get why so many people are trashing him for having a child at age 73. He's got more energy than most people half his age and will probably live long enough to…
  • Dec 8

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy

    Donald Trump: An American Tragedy
    From Jesse Berney in Rolling Stone, An American Tragedy on what we know about Donald Trump: We know he's inexperienced and ignorant enough to cause genuine harm to America's interests....We know he doesn't understand or care about... [[…
  • Dec 7

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul

    ISIS Releases New Video of John Cantlie in Mosul
    British photojournalist and ISIS hostage John Cantlie is still alive. ISIS released a new video today of him in Mosul. He asks why the coalition forces are bombing Mosul's bridges when the only people affected are residents -- the ISIS…
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/
  • Dec 9

    Test Case: Double Trouble — I Try Out A Non-Surgical Procedure To Combat The Family Chin

    Test Case: Double Trouble — I Try Out A Non-Surgical Procedure To Combat The Family Chin
    I was intrigued by a new outpatient procedure that purportedly shrinks your double chin with a few injections....
  • Dec 9

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.09.16

    Non-Sequiturs: 12.09.16
    * So far, Justice Breyer has had the most to say during oral arguments. [Empirical SCOTUS] * The Sioux seem to have a temporary victory at Standing Rock, so what's the next legal step? Holland & Knight's James Meggesto weighs in.…
  • Dec 9

    Stats Of The Week: Deviant Lawyer Psychology

    Stats Of The Week: Deviant Lawyer Psychology
    Lawyers share a number of personality traits that distinguish them from the general public. A lot.
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Dec 1

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme

    Indictments in Mortgage Elimination Scheme
    Bruce Lewis, 65, Jacqueline Graham, 47, Anthony Vigna, 59, Rocco Cermele, 54, and Paula Guadagno, 58, were indicted and charged with conspiracy to commit bank fraud, wire fraud, and mail fraud in connection with a debt-elimination scheme…
  • Dec 1

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed

    Sentence for False Lien Payoff from Mortgage Proceed
    Stevie McDonald, 42, Winter Haven, Florida, was sentenced to 15 months in federal prison for bank fraud related to his role in a mortgage fraud conspiracy. As part of his sentence, the Court ordered him to pay restitution to J.P. Morgan…
  • Dec 1

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison

    Loan Officer Sentenced to 28 Months in Prison
    Mark F. Friend, 62, Stockton, California was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Garland E. Burrell Jr. to two years and four months in prison and ordered to pay $1,889,379 in restitution for conspiracy to commit bank fraud in relation…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Dec 10

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    NY Times Op-Ed: The Evangelicalism Of Old White Men Is Dead Who Is To Blame For UC-Hastings 'Horrific' 51% Bar Pass Rate? More On The California Bar Exam Carnage Anderson On The California Bar Exam Carnage: Law Schools Need To 'Cull The Herd…
  • Dec 10

    Hamilton By Harvard Economics Student

    Hamilton By Harvard Economics Student
    Continuing my obsession with interest in Hamilton (links below): (Click on Vimeo button on bottom right to view video directly on Vimeo to avoid interruption caused by blog's refresh rate.) (Hat Tip: Greg Mankiw.) Prior TaxProf Blog coverage…
  • Dec 10

    The Tax Implications Of Trump’s Disposal Of His Businesse

    The Tax Implications Of Trump’s Disposal Of His Businesse
    Following up on Wednesday's post, Could President Trump Sell His Businesses, Tax-Free?: Bloomberg Law, Tax Implications of Trump’s Business Decisions: A Primer: Donald Trump must confront major tax issues when deciding what to do with his…
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/
  • Dec 9

    Judge grants lifelong anonymity to brothers who tortured two boys – The Guardian

    Judge grants lifelong anonymity to brothers who tortured two boys – The Guardian
    ‘Two brothers who beat and tortured another pair of boys when they were aged 10 and 11 will remain anonymous for the rest of their lives, a court ruled on Friday.’ Full story The Guardian, 9th December 2016 Source:…
  • Dec 9

    A Christmas Works Party Gone Wrong – Vicarious Liability or Not? – Zenith PI Blog

    A Christmas Works Party Gone Wrong – Vicarious Liability or Not? – Zenith PI Blog
    ‘A review of the High Court decision in the case of Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Limited [2016] EWHC 3104 (QB) and a useful summary of the principles governing vicarious liability.’ Full story Zenith PI Blog, 9th December…
  • Dec 9

    The ‘radical’ challenge – Counsel

    The ‘radical’ challenge – Counsel
    ‘When does the state have the right to interfere in family life on the basis of radical views held by family members? Damian Woodward-Carlton reports on the inherent difficulties arising in the family courts.’ Full story Counsel,…
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/
  • Dec 10

    [Will Baude] More holiday book recommendations for 2016

    [Will Baude] More holiday book recommendations for 2016
    A holiday custom at the University of Chicago Law School is for the faculty to be asked to recommend a book or two that they have recently read. (Here are my recommendations from two years ago.) Here are my two selections for the very…
  • Dec 9

    [Eugene Volokh] Should there be more or fewer immigrants from Muslim countries to the U.S.?

    [Eugene Volokh] Should there be more or fewer immigrants from Muslim countries to the U.S.?
    Geert Wilders sits in a courtroom in Schiphol, Netherlands, on March 18. (Michael Kooren/Reuters) “Should there be more or fewer immigrants from Muslim countries to the U.S.?” It’s an important question — as all…
  • Dec 9

    [Eugene Volokh] Fake news and the law, from 1798 to now

    [Eugene Volokh] Fake news and the law, from 1798 to now
    I haven’t said much about the “fake news” debate, largely because so much about it is obvious — 1) false statements are bad, but 2) various actions (especially by the government) to try to stamp out such false…
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/
  • Dec 10

    HONORING JOSE SERRANO

    HONORING JOSE SERRANO
    Good Afternoon: Please join us in celebrating Congressman Jose Serrano's 40 years in public service. Hope to see you there. Monday, December 12th, 2016 6:00PM - 8:00PM Jimmy's Restaurant, 156 W. 38th Street (7th Ave), New York, NY…
  • Dec 9

    MARLON BRANDO'S THRONE ROOM

    MARLON BRANDO'S THRONE ROOM
    What's left of his original residence @ The Brando
  • Dec 9

    GOOD MORNING TO YOU, TOO!

    GOOD MORNING TO YOU, TOO!
    Look how I was greeted at Penn Station ....
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/
  • Dec 10

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Contract Clause" by Ely

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Contract Clause" by Ely
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Contract Clause: A Constitutional History by James W. Ely, Jr. Here is a description: Few provisions of the American Constitution have had such a tumultuous history as the contract clause. Prompted by…
  • Dec 10

    Download of the Week: "The Constitution of Agency Statutory Interpretation" by Criddle

    Download of the Week: "The Constitution of Agency Statutory Interpretation" by Criddle
    Evan J. Criddle (William & Mary Law School) has posted The Constitution of Agency Statutory Interpretation (Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc, Vol. 69, p. 325 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Some legal scholars have argued that Chevron…
  • Dec 9

    Morgan & Kuch on the New Politics of Climate Change

    Morgan & Kuch on the New Politics of Climate Change
    Bronwen Morgan (University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law) & Declan Kuch (University of New South Wales (UNSW) - Faculty of Law) have posted The Socio-Legal Implications of the New Politics of Climate Change (University of…
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/
  • Dec 10

    Supreme Court to rule in drug forfeiture case

    Supreme Court to rule in drug forfeiture case
    [JURIST] The US Supreme Court [official website] on Friday granted certiorari to Honeycutt v. United States [docket; cert. petition, PDF], a case dealing with collecting forfeitures from drug deals. At issue is whether one co-conspirator in a…
  • Dec 10

    Federal judge rejects Trump's request to stop Wisconsin recount

    Federal judge rejects Trump's request to stop Wisconsin recount
    A federal judge on Wednesday rejected a request by supporters of Presiden-elect Donald Trump [official profile] to block Wisconsin’s recount. Judge James Patterson ruled [Reuters report] that “the recount is an inherent part of…
  • Dec 9

    South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye

    South Korea lawmakers vote to impeach President Park Geun-hye
    South Korean lawmakers on Friday voted to impeach President Park Guen-hye. The final vote count [Reuters report] was 234 to 56, well beyond the two-thirds majority needed for the impeachment motion to pass. More than 60 members from…
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
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 10

    Happy Human Rights Day!

    Happy Human Rights Day!
    Photo courtesy of United Nations Human Rights Day is celebrated annually across the world on 10 December every year. The date was chosen to honour the United Nations General Assembly's adoption and proclamation, on 10 December 1948, of the…
  • Dec 9

    Congresswoman will Introduce Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation

    Congresswoman will Introduce Bill to Investigate 1930s Mexican Repatriation
    The "Mexican repatriation" of the 1930s, the mass removal of persons of Mexican ancestry from the United States in the 1930s that has been documented in the book by Francisco Balderrrama and Raymond Rodriguez, Decade of Betrayal, is…
  • Dec 9

    Bipartisan Bill to Protect DACA Recipients Introduced in Congre

    Bipartisan Bill to Protect DACA Recipients Introduced in Congre
    A bipartisan group of Senators introduced a bill on Friday to temporarily protect individuals eligible for Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). Senators Durbin (D-IL), Feinstein (D-CA), Graham (R-SC), and Murkowski (R-AK) introduced…
Rank this Week: 16

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Dec 5

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination

    Green: New Book on Organizational Discrimination
    Congratulations to Tristin Green (San Francisco) on the publication of her new book Discrimination Laundering: The Rise of Organizational Innocence and the Crisis of Equal Opportunity Law by Cambridge University Press. Here's the publisher's…
  • Nov 30

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move

    Labor, the 2016 Election, and Democrats' Next Move
    Jake Rosenfeld (Wash U. - Sociology) has just posted the essay Labor and Politics: Learning the Right Lessons from 2016 over at onlabor. H argues that the Democratic Party's take-away from the 2016 election results -- that they need to...
  • Nov 29

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

    Conference Announcement: Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed
    Friend of the Blog Bill Herbert sends word that registration is now open for the National Center's 44th Annual Conference on March 26-28, 2017 in New York City. The conference keynote speaker is NLRB Chair Mark G. Pearce. The number...
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/
  • Dec 10

    CRA Europe Conference and King's College Recap

    CRA Europe Conference and King's College Recap
    Last week I was a panelist at the CRA Europe conference - which has a bigger collection of stars for a one day conference than any other conference in Europe. Cristina Caffarra hosted an amazing conference with lively discussion from...
  • Dec 10

    Congratulations to Eleanor Fox - Winner of the Section on Antitrust Lifetime Achievement Award

    Congratulations to Eleanor Fox - Winner of the Section on Antitrust Lifetime Achievement Award
    Congratulations to my dear friend Eleanor Fox of NYU Law. She has won our version of the Oscar (known as the Herb) for the AALS Section on Antitrust Lifetime Achievement Award. Eleanor has been one of the most important voices...
  • Dec 9

    Are Legacy Airline Mergers Pro- or Anti-Competitive? Evidence from Recent U.S. Airline Merger

    Are Legacy Airline Mergers Pro- or Anti-Competitive? Evidence from Recent U.S. Airline Merger
    Dennis W. Carlton, University of Chicago - Booth School of Business; National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER), Mark A. Israel, Compass Lexecon, Ian MacSwain, Compass Lexecon and Eugene Orlov, Compass Lexecon ask Are Legacy Airline Mergers…
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 10

    Article on Non-Charitable Purpose Trust

    Article on Non-Charitable Purpose Trust
    Richard C. Ausness recently published an Article entitled, Non-Charitable Purpose Trusts: Past, Present, and Future, U. Oslo Faculty of Law Research (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Article focuses on non-charitable…
  • Dec 10

    Case Summary on Attestation of a Will

    Case Summary on Attestation of a Will
    ATTESTATION: Witnesses’ signatures on loose page did not prevent finding of due execution. The decedent’s will consisted of six loose pages, numbered consecutively with a running footer declaring the pages to be 1 of 6, 2 of 6 and so...
  • Dec 9

    Case Summary on Estate Property in Foreign Jurisdiction

    Case Summary on Estate Property in Foreign Jurisdiction
    ANCILLARY PROBATE: Local court has no jurisdiction over estate property remitted from foreign jurisdiction. The decedent resided abroad for many decades but never relinquished U.S. citizenship. After her death in London, England, where she…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    7th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments Over State Regulation of Bible College

    7th Circuit Hears Oral Arguments Over State Regulation of Bible College
    The U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals on Thursday heard oral arguments in Illinois Bible Colleges Association v. Anderson (audio of oral arguments).  In the case, an Illinois federal district court rejected constitutional challenges…
  • Dec 10

    Town Sued Over Cross On Christmas Tree

    Town Sued Over Cross On Christmas Tree
    As reported yesterday by Fox 59 News, the ACLU has filed suit on behalf of a resident of Knightstown, Indiana against the city challenging the cross that tops the Christmas tree in the town square. The tree has been displayed for many years.…
  • Dec 9

    Briefing Change In SCOTUS Transgender Case May Have Substantive Impact

    Briefing Change In SCOTUS Transgender Case May Have Substantive Impact
    In October, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., a high profile case on bathroom choice by transgender students in schools receiving federal funds. (See prior posting.) Today SCOTUSblog…
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/
  • Dec 10

    Hello, Again

    Hello, Again
    I want to thank Howard and the other Prawfs for having me back this month. I'm really excited to be blawging again. This is a wonderful community, and, as a longtime PrawfsBlawg reader, the highlight of my year (no jokes in the comments,…
  • Dec 9

    Comparison of law school adjuncts to adjuncts in other parts of the university

    Comparison of law school adjuncts to adjuncts in other parts of the university
    Surveys have confirmed the perception that adjuncts play a major and important role in US legal education. The most recent surveys which were conducted in 2007 and 2010 have demonstrated the extensive use of adjuncts at most U.S law schools.…
  • Dec 9

    Professor Michael L. Rich

    Professor Michael L. Rich
    Michael L. Rich of Elon law passed away Wednesday, after a several-years illness. Michael was a guest prawf in April of this year and wrote movingly about his experiences and challenges balancing his prawf life with a terminal illness. Our…
Rank this Week: 25

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 9

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Rubin v. Islamic Republic of Iran 16-534 Issues: (1) Whether 28 U.S.C. § 1610(g) provides a freestanding attachment immunity exception that allows terror victim judgment creditors to attach and…
  • Dec 9

    Justices add drug forfeiture case to merits docket

    Justices add drug forfeiture case to merits docket
    This afternoon the justices issued orders from today’s private conference, adding one new case to their merits docket for the term. They agreed to review the case of Terry Honeycutt, who worked as a salaried employee at a hardware store…
  • Dec 9

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez

    This week’s oral argument audio and transcripts now available on Oyez
    Oyez has posted audio and transcripts from this week’s oral arguments at the Supreme Court. The court heard argument this week in: Bethune-Hill v. Virginia State Bd. of Elections McCrory v. Harris Life Technologies Corp. v. Promega…
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
  • Dec 9

    Law & Colonial Violence – London, UK

    Law & Colonial Violence – London, UK
    Queen Mary University of London (QMUL) hosts Law and Colonial Violence—An International Workshop Feb. 14, 2017. The workshop is cosponsored by the European University Institute (EUI), and the University of...
  • Dec 9

    CFP: Rethinking Research

    CFP: Rethinking Research
    The Second Draft invites submissions for the Fall 2017 issue, on the theme Rethinking Research. Submissions are due by March 14, 2017. See second-draft-fall-2017-call-for-submissions. The Second Draft is a publication...
  • Dec 9

    CFP: UN at the Country Level

    CFP: UN at the Country Level
    The Journal of International Organizations Studies (JIOS) invites submissions for a special issue on “The United Nations at the Country Level: Re-Assessing Operational Activities for Development,” to be published in...
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
  • Dec 9

    Promoting Parenting Assessments by Discouraging Complaint

    Promoting Parenting Assessments by Discouraging Complaint
    In family law disputes, parenting assessments – also called bilateral assessments, custody and access reports, parenting evaluations and so on – are reports prepared by mental health professionals aimed at providing parents and…
  • Dec 9

    One Good Habit All Associates Need to Break

    One Good Habit All Associates Need to Break
    Miranda is stressed out and fighting fires on all her files. A slew of sudden departures and maternity leaves have left her as the lone associate in a busy corporate practice. She has more work than she can handle and is behind on it all…
  • Dec 9

    Empathy in the Law: Does the Robin Camp Inquiry Committee Recommendation Encourage a “Postempathy Era”?

    Empathy in the Law: Does the Robin Camp Inquiry Committee Recommendation Encourage a “Postempathy Era”?
    What role should empathy have in a system of laws? What does an empathetic legal system look like? In a recent article on the Robin Camp case, Brenda Cossman raised concerns about the Canadian Judicial Council Inquiry Committee recommendation…
Rank this Week: 29

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Will Iceland's EU trade mark end up on ice?

    Will Iceland's EU trade mark end up on ice?
    The supermarketAs the Northern European weather turns to a cold chill, a trade mark dispute is just starting to heat up...Iceland is known for its chilly temperatures and occasional financial difficulties.  It is also the name of a…
  • Dec 9

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: If you missed the IPKat last week!
    This kitten is delighted to bring you the 125th edition of Never Too Late!Busy week? Luckily is Friday!!!"tronc"--the most bizarre rebranding of 2016?Neil Wilkof ruminates the most bizarre rebranding strategy: from Tribune Publishing Company…
  • Dec 9

    Obviousness over the CGK - dead or alive?

    Obviousness over the CGK - dead or alive?
    What better way to spend a Wednesday December evening than tucked up at the British Museum for Hogarth Chambers Festive Patent Seminar.  On the menu was "Obviousness over the common general knowledge", followed by mulled wine…
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/
  • Dec 9

    WSJ – Banks to Donald Trump: Don’t Kill Dodd-Frank

    WSJ – Banks to Donald Trump: Don’t Kill Dodd-Frank
    WSJ – December 8, 2016: “Big banks have an unexpected message for President-elect Donald Trump: Don’t trash the Dodd-Frank Act. “We’re not asking for wholesale throwing out Dodd-Frank,” J.P. Morgan Chase…
  • Dec 9

    GAO Reports on DATA Act Implementation

    GAO Reports on DATA Act Implementation
    DATA Act: Implementation Progresses but Challenges Remain, GAO-17-282T: Published: Dec 8, 2016. Publicly Released: Dec 8, 2016: “The DATA Act requires OMB and Treasury to establish government-wide data standards and requires federal…
  • Dec 9

    FOIA Lawsuits Mirror News Headlines And Increase 35 Percent

    FOIA Lawsuits Mirror News Headlines And Increase 35 Percent
    The FOIA Project at the Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse: “Very detailed court records of the near record 512 suits brought under the Freedom of Information Act in FY 2016 provide a detailed roadmap of how businesses,…
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/
  • Dec 9

    Doubling down on blogging for the little guy

    Doubling down on blogging for the little guy
    My friend and legal blogging veteran, Carolyn Elefant, wrote this morning that when she started blogging fourteen years ago, she saw blogging as democratizing publishing and marketing for solos and small law firms. When I started MyShingle…
  • Dec 9

    Latin America; Intellectual Property; Renewable Energy: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network

    Latin America; Intellectual Property; Renewable Energy: New blogs joining the LexBlog Network
    Oof—it’s getting pretty chilly here in Seattle. Those of us who are bike commuters are stuck bundling up and then hoping that the downhills don’t result in too much biting wind. Luckily, those of us who are bike commuters…
  • Dec 7

    Are ‘the privileged’ biased against blogging and social media?

    Are ‘the privileged’ biased against blogging and social media?
    Most law firm leaders question the value of blogging and other social media by lawyers. What could be learned? What could such activity do for professional and business development? At law schools, it’s worse. Deans and career…
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/
  • Dec 5

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’

    500+ UM Faculty Stand Against ‘Hate and Intimidation’
    I’m one of the more than 500 signatories to this letter in which UM faculty take a stand against hatred, intimidation, and a “post-truth” world. The letter was written by members of the English Department. Media coverage in…
  • Dec 5

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily

    I Expect We’ll Get Crap Like this Daily
    Donald Trump wants to ‘close up’ the Internet: In a speech at the U.S.S. Yorktown in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, on Monday, Trump referenced the use by ISIS of social media as a recruitment tool. He recommended a discussion…
  • Dec 5

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like

    This is What an Informer Society Looks Like
    Miamians Are Going on Twitter to Ask Donald Trump to Deport Their Exes. According to the New Times, “dozens of folks,” many in the Miami area, are tweeting addresses and photos, some cc’ing the police, in the hopes of…
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/
  • Dec 10

    Great moments in obscure rock 'n' roll: The Nice, "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon," 1968

    Great moments in obscure rock 'n' roll: The Nice, "Diamond Hard Blue Apples of the Moon," 1968
    The late Keith Emerson's first successful band, the progressive/psychedelic band The Nice debuted with its best album The Thoughts of Emerlist Davjack in 1967, but this tune was actually a b-side from a single taken from that album and…
  • Dec 10

    Toronto's Ainslie wins JHP Book Prize for 2015

    Toronto's Ainslie wins JHP Book Prize for 2015
    Philosopher Deborah Nails (emerita, Michigan State), the book review editor of JHP, asked me to share this announcement, which I am happy to do: Donald C. Ainslie, University of Toronto, is this year's winner of the Journal of the History...
  • Dec 10

    Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson emerges as Trump's likely choice for Secretary of State

    Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson emerges as Trump's likely choice for Secretary of State
    Some details here. This isn't as odd as it seems once one recalls that what attracted Trump to Mitt Romney as Secretary of State was that he "looked the part" (remember, this is an ignorant man, whose view of everything...
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
  • Dec 10

    Sofia Vergara, Frozen Embryos – and Trust Law?

    Sofia Vergara, Frozen Embryos – and Trust Law?
    The newest twist in the long-running dispute between Sofia Vergara and her former fiancé, Nick Loeb ,over their frozen embryos is not actually between Vergara and Loeb.   Instead, out of the blue, James Charbonnet, claiming…
  • Dec 7

    FAN 134 (First Amendment News) “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” ignites First Amendment controversy

    FAN 134 (First Amendment News) “Anti-Semitism Awareness Act” ignites First Amendment controversy
    The bill was proposed by Senators Bob Casey, a Pennsylvania Democrat, and Tim Scott, a South Carolina Republican, to “ensure the Education Department has the necessary statutory tools at their disposal to investigate anti-Jewish…
  • Dec 5

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon

    FAN 133.1 (First Amendment News) FIRE to podcast First Amendment Salon
    The Foundation for Individual Rights (FIRE) will podcast future First Amendment Salons, the next of which is scheduled for December 8th in Washington, D.C. That salon, the eleventh, will feature a discussion between David Cole (the new…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Dec 9

    In passing: Our sister, Hope Lewi

    In passing: Our sister, Hope Lewi
    It is with profound sadness that I must share with readers news of the passing of Professor Hope Lewis, 54, one of our earliest and most dedicated IntLawGrrls contributors. A lovely obituary posted today at the website of Hope’s home…
  • Dec 8

    ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen commences – some thoughts on narrative

    ICC trial against Dominic Ongwen commences – some thoughts on narrative
    The trial against Dominic Ongwen, a former commander of the Sinia brigade in the Lord’s Resistance Army (LRA), started at the International Criminal Court (ICC) this week. On 6 and 7 December, Trial Chamber IX heard opening statements…
  • Dec 7

    ICC Prosecutor’s Policy on Children, an international criminal justice capstone

    ICC Prosecutor’s Policy on Children, an international criminal justice capstone
      Children have become the unwilling emblems of armed conflict and extreme violence. Searing images have surfaced in news stories, aid workers’ alerts, and rights groups’ dispatches: a 5 year old pulled from Aleppo rubble,…
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/
  • Nov 30

    On Trump and Divestment

    On Trump and Divestment
    I, like many, am very concerned that the President-Elect's business interests will interfere with the performance of his duties as President. While Trump may sincerely believe that the conflicts of interests posed by his sprawling business…
  • Nov 28

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"

    Salyzyn asks, "American Legal Ethics: Federalized, Privatized...Commercialized?"
    Last this week, Professor Amy Salyzyn published a Jotwell review of my recent essay, The Commercialization of Legal Ethics. I’m grateful that she read it, and I hope her review encourages you to read it as well. She says:…
  • Nov 16

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team

    The anti-nepotism statute says nothing about putting the president-elect’s children and in-laws on the transition team
    because the transition team members are not government employees. They just can’t get appointed to government jobs. So there is nothing illegal about the president elect’s son-in-law joining the transition team and blackballing…
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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
  • Jul 20

    Social Host Drunk Driving in Maryland | New Law

    Social Host Drunk Driving in Maryland | New Law
    I’ve complained to you (all 14 of you) for years about Maryland’s ridiculous refusal to adopt dram shop laws to allow lawsuits against bars and restaurants who knowingly serve drunk people who then go out and hurt of kill someone.…
Rank this Week: 42

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Dec 9

    Canadian Copyright Reform Requires Fix to the Fair Dealing Gap

    Canadian Copyright Reform Requires Fix to the Fair Dealing Gap
    In the decade of lobbying leading up to the reform of Canadian copyright law in 2012, copyright lobby groups had one core message: Canada needed to implement and ratify the World Intellectual Property Organization's Internet treaties. While…
  • Dec 8

    Upon Further Review, the Ruling Should Stand: Why the CRTC Made the Right Call on the Super Bowl Simsub Ban

    Upon Further Review, the Ruling Should Stand: Why the CRTC Made the Right Call on the Super Bowl Simsub Ban
    The CRTC's 2015 decision to ban simultaneous substitution from the Super Bowl broadcast starting in February 2017 has generated renewed criticism in recent days as the NFL, Bell, and the U.S. government launch a lobbying blitz against the…
  • Dec 7

    Google v. Equustek: The SCC Hearing on Internet Jurisdiction and Free Speech

    Google v. Equustek: The SCC Hearing on Internet Jurisdiction and Free Speech
    The Supreme Court of Canada heard arguments in Google v. Equustek Solutions, a hugely important Internet case with implications for Internet jurisdiction and free speech online. I wrote about the lower court and appellate court decisions and…
Rank this Week: 43

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 10

    Who really created the PHOSITA, the Frankenstein monster?

    Who really created the PHOSITA, the Frankenstein monster?
    As discussed in the IPBiz post PHOSITA, the Frankenstein from the US Supreme Court? , a 1966 article by Soans used the word "Frankenstein" to describe PHOSITA, which creature was supposedly created by the courts. In Kimberly-Clark, Judge…
  • Dec 10

    Etienne Klein of the Ecole Centrale in Paris responds to charges of copying without attribution

    Etienne Klein of the Ecole Centrale in Paris responds to charges of copying without attribution
    On 5 December 2016, Le Monde reported on plagiarism charges against Etienne Klein, Professor at the Ecole Centrale in Paris, Director of Research at the Office of the Atomic Energy Commission (CEA), President of the Institute of Advanced…
  • Dec 7

    CAFC vacates PTAB obviousness decision in Nuvasive [IPR2013- 00506. ]. A lack of articulation.

    CAFC vacates PTAB obviousness decision in Nuvasive [IPR2013- 00506. ]. A lack of articulation.
    The conclusion of Nuvasive reads:We have considered the parties’ remaining argumentsand find them unpersuasive. For these reasons, the FinalWritten Decision of the U.S. Patent and TrademarkOffice’s Patent and Trial Appeal Board…
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
  • 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 –…
  • Nov 4

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google

    Department of Government Printing: Searching via Google
    Sri Lanka’s Department of Government Printing website is a trilingual resource for Gazettes, Extra Gazettes, Bills, Acts and other information, including official Tenders, since 2004. A major site redesign in 2016 made the site easier…
Rank this Week: 45