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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/
  • Jan 30

    A Bull Market for Shake Shack Burger

    A Bull Market for Shake Shack Burger
    Shake Shack was already popular on Wall Street for its burgers, fries and shakes. But its hottest menu item on Friday was its stock, except perhaps for the free hamburgers.
  • Jan 30

    A High Court Check on Insider Trading

    A High Court Check on Insider Trading
    The judiciary's interest in narrowing the scope of insider trading cases could provide some much needed clarity, Reynolds Holding writes for Reuters Breakingviews.
  • Jan 30

    When Consumers Give Up Their Right to Trial in Financial Dispute

    When Consumers Give Up Their Right to Trial in Financial Dispute
    If you have a credit card or cellphone, there’s a good chance you've agreed to settle claims through arbitration. And businesses have the advantage in arbitration, Jeff Sovern writes in the Another View column.
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/
Rank this Week: 3

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 30

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    The Atlantic, Robin Hood in Reverse: State and Local Taxes in the United States Take the Most From Those Who Have the Least, Undermining Efforts to Redress Inequality Blog of the Legal Times, Jack Abramoff Can’t Stop Feds From Seizing Tax…
  • Jan 30

    Corporate Profits Soar, Average Incomes Plummet

    Corporate Profits Soar, Average Incomes Plummet
    Al Jazeera, Economy Grows, Incomes Shrink: Americans Continue to Lose Money While Corporate Profits Soar, by David Cay Johnston (Syracuse): The first data on 2013 incomes show continuing bad news for Americans, my analysis of a new Internal…
  • Jan 30

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Law School Dean Urges Students To Stop Making ‘Wildly Inappropriate’ Sexist Comments About Female Professor Above the Law, Students Allege Women Drugged At Off-Campus Law School Parties American Lawyer, Meet the Law…
Rank this Week: 4

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 30

    The argument for a populist Democratic Party: Not the Obama Coalition

    The argument for a populist Democratic Party: Not the Obama Coalition
    Neither of these women hinder or help the Emerging Democratic Majority. Egberto Willes in arguing that the "Obama Coalition" is not truly a Democratic coalition, wrote: President Obama won the presidency twice. Each time he won he did so…
  • Jan 30

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Another busy day. Our last open thread is full, here's another one, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jan 30

    Canada Set to Approve More Surveillance Authority

    Canada Set to Approve More Surveillance Authority
    Canada is unwisely following in the footsteps of the United States and about to pass legislation increasing surveillance authority for intelligence purposes in the name of the War on Terror. Under the new law, which will be presented…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Jan 30

    Burke on the Expansion of Right

    Burke on the Expansion of Right
    Thomas F. Burke (Political Science Department, Wellesley College) has posted The Rights Revolution Continues: Why New Rights are Born (and Old Rights Rarely Die) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why do Americans, as Alexis de Tocqueville first…
  • Jan 30

    Avraham on Pain & Suffering Damage

    Avraham on Pain & Suffering Damage
    Ronen Avraham (University of Texas at Austin - School of Law) has posted Estimating Pain and Suffering Damages - Paths are Many, Loss is One (Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Opponents of...
  • Jan 30

    Solomou on the Interpretation of Peace Agreements by International Courts & Post-Conflict Socieitie

    Solomou on the Interpretation of Peace Agreements by International Courts & Post-Conflict Socieitie
    Alexia Solomou (International Court of Justice) has posted Comparing the Impact of the Interpretation of Peace Agreements by International Courts and Tribunals on Legal Accountability and Legal Certainty in Post-Conflict Societies (27(2)…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 27

    VA - ACLU: New sex offender bill 'invitation to throw stones'

    VA - ACLU: New sex offender bill 'invitation to throw stones'
    Original Article 01/20/2015 By Chris Thomas RICHMOND - A house subcommittee unanimously passed a bill which would require registered sex offenders to have public hearings before gaining access to Virginia schools. The delegate behind the…
  • Jan 27

    WI - Cop (Jeffrey C. Hilgers) Caught With Hard Drives Full of Child Porn, Won’t Be Charged Because of a Typo

    WI - Cop (Jeffrey C. Hilgers) Caught With Hard Drives Full of Child Porn, Won’t Be Charged Because of a Typo
    Jeffrey C. HilgersOriginal Article 01/17/2015 By Matt Agorist Dane County - A Dane County sheriff’s deputy miraculously escaped charges of child pornography, despite being caught with child pornography, because of a cut and paste…
  • Jan 27

    CO - Should we stop labeling people 'sex offenders?'

    CO - Should we stop labeling people 'sex offenders?'
    Original Article (Video available) 01/17/2015 By Melissa Blasius KUSA - A state regulatory board debated Friday whether the label "sex offender" was too stigmatizing to people who committed sex crimes. Colorado's Sex Offender Management…
Rank this Week: 7

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    5 More Sentenced in Operation Wax House

    5 More Sentenced in Operation Wax House
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Five defendants were sentenced in January 2015, for their roles in a mortgage fraud scheme involving straw buyers, kickbacks and bank bribery. Of the 91 individuals charged in Operation Wax House, eighty-nine defendants…
  • Jan 30

    Man Charged with Obtaining Nearly $1M in Fraudulent Loan

    Man Charged with Obtaining Nearly $1M in Fraudulent Loan
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Joe Spaqi, 60, Cleveland, Ohio, has been indicted and charged with fraudulently obtaining nearly $1 million from the now-closed St. Paul Croatian Federal Credit Union. The defendant was indicted on four counts of…
  • Jan 29

    Former Title Company Manager Jailed for Mortgage Fraud

    Former Title Company Manager Jailed for Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Terri Lynn Johnson, 50, Columbia, Missouri, former branch manager of Landchoice Company, LLC, has been sentenced in federal court for a $576,000 mortgage fraud and embezzlement scheme. The defendant was sentenced by U.S.…
Rank this Week: 8

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • Jan 30

    What price liberty? Damages, DOLS and a cat named Fluffy – UK Human Rights Blog

    What price liberty? Damages, DOLS and a cat named Fluffy – UK Human Rights Blog
    ‘With a significant backlog of care home cases in the Court of Protection, P’s case runs the risk of becoming something of a precedent on the question of damages for unlawful detention. However, as far as calculation of damages…
  • Jan 30

    Lee Balkwell concrete mixer death: Family awarded £12,000 – BBC New

    Lee Balkwell concrete mixer death: Family awarded £12,000 – BBC New
    ‘The family of a man found dead in a concrete mixer in Essex has been awarded £12,000 in compensation.’ Full story BBC News, 30th January 2015 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Jan 30

    FCA could call time on PPI claims – The Guardian

    FCA could call time on PPI claims – The Guardian
    ‘Britain’s financial watchdog has raised the possibility of introducing a time limit on complaints about payment protection insurance, the mis-selling scandal that has cost banks more than £17bn in compensation.’ Full…
Rank this Week: 9

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Kyrgyzstan considering legislation allowing government to shut down media outlet

    Kyrgyzstan considering legislation allowing government to shut down media outlet
    [JURIST] A spokesperson for the Kyrgyzstan government discussed [RFE/RL report] proposed legislation that would allow the Kyrgyz government to shut down media outlets without requiring a court decision with Radio Free Europe Radio Liberty…
  • Jan 30

    Virginia reaches $520,000 settlement over attorney's fees in same-sex marriage case

    Virginia reaches $520,000 settlement over attorney's fees in same-sex marriage case
    [JURIST] Virginia officials reached a $520,000 settlement [text] Wednesday over attorney’s fees with challengers of the commonwealth’s same-sex marriage ban. The plaintiffs are allowed to seek attorney’s fees because they…
  • Jan 30

    Google to rewrite privacy policy in response to UK pressure

    Google to rewrite privacy policy in response to UK pressure
    [JURIST] A representative of Google signed an agreement [text, PDF] Friday to rewrite the company’s current privacy policy in response to pressure from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) [official website]. The ICO…
Rank this Week: 11

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: 12

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/
  • Jan 30

    YOU AN ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION?

    YOU AN ENVIRONMENTAL CHAMPION?
    EPA Seeks Nominations for Annual Environmental Champion Awards Each year, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency honors individuals, businesses and organizations that have contributed significantly to improving the environment and…
  • Jan 30

    HEALTHCARE & LOW WAGES ARE A PROBLEM

    HEALTHCARE & LOW WAGES ARE A PROBLEM
    Americans See Healthcare, Low Wages as Top Financial Problems by Art Swift Story Highlights 14% in U.S. cite healthcare, low wages Top earners name retirement savings, college expenses Low earners' top concern is "lack of money/cash…
  • Jan 30

    OXYGEN DEPLETION KILLING STURGEON

    OXYGEN DEPLETION KILLING STURGEON
    Culprit identified in decline of endangered Missouri River pallid sturgeon United States Geological Survey Pallid sturgeon come from a genetic line that has lived on this planet for tens of millions of years; yet it has been decades…
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
  • Jan 30

    DOJ Retreats from Fight With Rakoff Over Evidence Rule

    DOJ Retreats from Fight With Rakoff Over Evidence Rule
    The Justice Department is retreating from a confrontation with Manhattan federal judge Jed Rakoff over the ability of a scientific advisory panel to look at whether evidence-sharing rules put criminal defendants at a disadvantage.
  • Jan 30

    Uber Laws: A Primer on Ridesharing Regulation

    Uber Laws: A Primer on Ridesharing Regulation
    Uber is very good at making money. Now it’s also focusing on making laws. Here's a look at some of the new rules popping up.
  • Jan 30

    Appeals Court: Pom Wonderful Health Claims Were Deceptive

    Appeals Court: Pom Wonderful Health Claims Were Deceptive
    Pomegranate-juice maker Pom Wonderful LLC made false and misleading claims that its products were effective in fighting heart disease and prostate cancer, a federal appeals court ruled on Friday, upholding earlier Federal Trade Commission…
Rank this Week: 14

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Aggressive litigation prompts federal prosecutor in Chicago to drop stash house sting

    Aggressive litigation prompts federal prosecutor in Chicago to drop stash house sting
    As reported in this lengthy front-page Chicago Tribune article, aggressive litigation by the federal defense bar concerning aggressive federal drug-war tactics have now resulted in federal prosecutors backing off the most aggressive federal…
  • Jan 30

    Notable new commentary on Yates v. US and overcriminalization

    Notable new commentary on Yates v. US and overcriminalization
    Via email I learned about these two notable new commentaries discussing issues surrounding the federal criminal case Yates v. United States soon to be resolved by the Supreme Court: SOX on Fish: A New Harm of Overcriminalization by Todd…
  • Jan 29

    George Toca now a free man ... and SCOTUS now lacks a live Miller retroactivity case

    George Toca now a free man ... and SCOTUS now lacks a live Miller retroactivity case
    This local article from Louisiana, headlined "George Toca, La. inmate at center of debate on juvenile life sentences, to go free," reports on a remarkable turn of events in a case that was supposed to serve as the means for...
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    At the Movies: Please Don't Bury Me Alive! (1976)

    At the Movies: Please Don't Bury Me Alive! (1976)
    In this article, Juan Castillo writes about the "rediscovery" of the ":first Chicano movie." "Please Don't Bury Me Alive!" The UCLA/Chicano Studies Research Center has described the gritty film as follows:…
  • Jan 30

    How immigrant “Main Street” businesses help local economies grow

    How immigrant “Main Street” businesses help local economies grow
    A new report from Americas Society/Council of the Americas (AS/COA) and the Fiscal Policy Institute (FPI) explores ways in which immigrant small businesses contribute to local economies. In addition to quantifying the role of immigrants as…
  • Jan 30

    Chinese Immigrants in the United State

    Chinese Immigrants in the United State
    This Migration Policy Institute paper is chock full of information about Chinese immigrants living in the United States. Chinese migration to the United States is a history of two parts: a first wave from the 1850s to 1880s, halted by...
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/
  • Jan 30

    Reminder: LEA CFP

    Reminder: LEA CFP
    Remember, February 1 is the deadline for submitting a proposal to the Law and Entrepreneurship Association. Details follow: March 21,...
  • Jan 30

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition

    The Causation Link Between Securitization and Fraud, Used Car Edition
    When I practiced in the mid-1990s, I occasionally worked on projects we called "asset securitizations." We didn't talk about it...
  • Jan 30

    The "Successful" Shake Shack IPO

    The "Successful" Shake Shack IPO
    I've never been to a Shake Shack. I believe this fast casual restaurant operates in other parts of the U.S....
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/
  • Jan 28

    Nicole Porter Scholarship Now Available on SSRN

    Nicole Porter Scholarship Now Available on SSRN
    I have just learned that friend-of-blog and employment law scholar/expert Nicole Porter (Toledo) has just uploaded a significant amount of her wonderful scholarship on SSRN. I am sure that most of our readers are familiar with Nicole's…
  • Jan 28

    Thirteenth Annual Biagi Conference

    Thirteenth Annual Biagi Conference
    The Thirteenth International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi will take place on March 19 – 20, 2015. This year’s conference theme is “Employment Relations and Transformation of the Enterprise in the Global…
  • Jan 27

    S'now Joke: You are Fired for "Bad Weather"

    S'now Joke: You are Fired for "Bad Weather"
    Many of you in the Northeast may be snowed in or facing hazardous travel conditions (we here in South Carolina typically don't have to worry about that). So if you are enjoying a Snow day off, you might contemplate whether...
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Jan 30

    What's happening?

    What's happening?
    What's happening? Today, a three-judge panel of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania ruled 2-to-1 in favor of my client, the plaintiff in a significant personal injury action, granting the plaintiff a new trial in a case that had originally…
  • Jan 30

    "Who is the meanest supreme court justice of all time?"

    "Who is the meanest supreme court justice of all time?"
    "Who is the meanest supreme court justice of all time?" Eric Posner has this blog post today discussing a paper titled "A Quantitative Analysis of Trends in Writing Style on the U.S. Supreme Court" that Keith Carlson, Michael A. Livermore,…
  • Jan 30

    "POM Wonderful Loses Bid to Block FTC Deceptive Ad Claims"

    "POM Wonderful Loses Bid to Block FTC Deceptive Ad Claims"
    "POM Wonderful Loses Bid to Block FTC Deceptive Ad Claims": Andrew Zajac of Bloomberg News has this report. Diane Bartz of Reuters reports that "POM Wonderful loses bid to tout health benefits in ads." The Associated Press reports that…
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/
  • Jan 30

    CLE on Powers of Attorney in Disability Planning

    CLE on Powers of Attorney in Disability Planning
    The American Bar Association Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is holding a CLE entitled, Powers of Attorney in Disability Planning: Silver Bullet or Landmine? on February 3rd, from 1:00-2:30 PM ET via webinar. Here is why you...
  • Jan 30

    Finding Forever After Death

    Finding Forever After Death
    Who owns what is left of you after you die, and what can they do that is out of the ordinary? Although a strange idea to ponder, one idea is to press your ashes into a vinyl record. This record...
  • Jan 30

    Tom Benson Defends His Competency Against Daughter, Grandchildren

    Tom Benson Defends His Competency Against Daughter, Grandchildren
    As I have previously discussed, the daughter and grandchildren of the New Orleans Saints and Pelicans owner, Tom Benson, have challenged his competency after he decided to transfer the teams to his wife. On Tuesday, Benson's attorney's filed…
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/
  • Jan 28

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly

    Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly
    Etienne Billette de Villemeur and Richard Ruble and Bruno Versaevel analyze Innovation and imitation incentives in dynamic duopoly. ABSTRACT: We study entry in a growing market by ex-ante symmetric duopolists when sunk costs differ for the…
  • Jan 28

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority

    Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority
    Albert Sanchez Graells, University of Leicester - School of Law describes Monitor and the Competition and Markets Authority. ABSTRACT: As part of its enforcement duties under the National Health Service (Procurement, Patient Choice and…
  • Jan 28

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie

    Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industrie
    Jon Baker (American University) is Evaluating Appropriability Defenses for the Exclusionary Conduct of Dominant Firms in Innovative Industries. ABSTRACT: In response to antitrust cases challenging the exclusionary conduct of dominant firms,…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Union

    Chile's Parliament Approves Civil Union
    On Wednesday, the National Congress of Chile (Chile's Parliament) gave final approval to the Civil Union Agreement bill.  PanAm Post reports that if, as expected, Chilean President Michelle Bachele signs the bill, this will make…
  • Jan 30

    Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol

    Muslim Texans Face Hostile Reception At State Capitol
    Yesterday CAIR Texas sponsored its annual Texas Muslim Capitol Day, featuring sessions on political activism and meetings with state representatives.  According to the Texas Tribune, participants visiting freshman representative…
  • Jan 30

    D.C.'s Kesher Israel Wants Religous Court To Force Rabbi Out of Synagogue-Owned House

    D.C.'s Kesher Israel Wants Religous Court To Force Rabbi Out of Synagogue-Owned House
    On Wednesday, Washington D.C.'s Kesher Israel Synagogue and its president instituted a suit in a Jewish religious court-- the Beth Din of America-- against the synagogue's former rabbi, Barry Freundel.  The rabbi was suspended without…
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/
  • Jan 30

    LBJ and the Supreme Court

    LBJ and the Supreme Court
    This is a couple days old, but I will second Gerard Magliocca's recommendation of KC Johnson's post on LBJ's conversations about the nomination of Abe Fortas as Chief Justice; the post includes audio links to excerpts of the Johnson White…
  • Jan 30

    In Defense of Students, OR: Student “Quality,” Student Engagement, Incentives, and the Fundamental Attribution Error

    In Defense of Students, OR: Student “Quality,” Student Engagement, Incentives, and the Fundamental Attribution Error
    This is probably my last non-game theory post, and I haven’t picked any really good fights all month! That clearly won’t do. Jon Hanson, my beloved former torts professor at HLS, has this big project that he calls “situationism,”…
  • Jan 29

    Open Thread: How do we Stop the Madness?

    Open Thread: How do we Stop the Madness?
    By "the madness," I mean this. Opaque "submission seasons" and letterhead biases and footnote fetishes and massively multiple submissions (I kinda want to start an MMORPG called "World of Lawcraft," all about…
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
  • Jan 29

    Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop–Topeka, KS

    Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop–Topeka, KS
    Washburn University School of Law is proud to announce the second annual Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop, to be held on July 24-25, 2015. Expressions of interest are due...
  • Jan 29

    British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia–Singapore

    British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia–Singapore
    The Centre for Asian Legal Studies (National University of Singapore) will present The Life and Future of British Colonial Sexual Regulation in Asia Oct. 8-9, 2015.  Abstracts are due by April 15, 2015....
  • Jan 29

    Fair Use in the Digital Age–Seattle, WA

    Fair Use in the Digital Age–Seattle, WA
    Save the date: The University of Washington School of Law will present Fair Use In The Digital Age: Understanding the Impact of Campbell v. Acuff-Rose‘s “Transformative Use Test” April 17-18,...
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 30

    Exhaustion of rights (first sale doctrine): what are the broader implications of the CJEU's ruling in Art & Allposters?

    Exhaustion of rights (first sale doctrine): what are the broader implications of the CJEU's ruling in Art & Allposters?
    The principle of exhaustion (also referred to as the ‘first sale’ doctrine) is a hot topic in copyright with important commercial ramifications, particularly in relation to 'online exhaustion' and the viability of a second-hand…
  • Jan 30

    Flood's patent threats action runs dry

    Flood's patent threats action runs dry
    The making of unwarranted threats to sue someone else for patent infringement is actionable in the United Kingdom.  The principle is plain  -- but its execution in statutory terms and the subsequent case law has revealed…
  • Jan 30

    Declining public trust in innovation: why we should be worried

    Declining public trust in innovation: why we should be worried
    When this Kat needs to look up a word, he still reaches for his copy of the Concise Oxford Dictionary. The tagline on the book's jacket says it all: "The world's most trusted dictionaries." Trust in the brand and the contents of the…
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 30

    The Friday Fillip: “All That Is the Kinge’s Stuffe”

    The Friday Fillip: “All That Is the Kinge’s Stuffe”
    Because we must read so much, it’s rare for you or me to come across a word we don’t know. I suppose there are at least three reasons we might: the word is old, obsolete; it’s a jargon word, proper to some trade or art we…
  • Jan 30

    Important Legal Technology Developments in 2014

    Important Legal Technology Developments in 2014
    Among his many other activities – including practising law – Robert Ambrogi has been writing a blog on legal technology issues, LawSites, since 2002. His posts are always interesting and often very informative. His posting at the…
  • Jan 29

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year

    Magna Carta to Tour Canada in Its 800th Anniversary Year
    In June of this year, the Magna Carta will be travelling to Canada. Considered a foundational document outlining fundamental rights, it was signed in June 1215 by King John of England. The Magna Carta, along with its companion document from…
Rank this Week: 29

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 30

    Relist Watch

    Relist Watch
    John Elwood reviews Monday’s relisted cases. The newspapers were right: snow was general all over New England this week … though, perhaps not as general as some meteorologists had feared. In any event, we hope those of you who…
  • Jan 30

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Another merits case seems likely to drop off the Court’s docket.  As Lyle Denniston reported yesterday for this blog, George Toca – who had asked the Court to consider whether its 2012 decision limiting life-without-parole…
  • Jan 29

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
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

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: 32

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: 33

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/
  • Jan 30

    Scott Austin memorial service

    Scott Austin memorial service
    Lynn Manning, the sister of Professor Austin, who passed away in December, asked me to share the information that a memorial service will take place on Friday, Feb. 6 at 4 p.m. in the Memorial Student Center Ballroom of Texas...
  • Jan 30

    Philosophy of physics wiki

    Philosophy of physics wiki
    Here. One peculiarity is that retired faculty are listed, as are faculty who have announced their departure to other schools (but are still listed with the school they are leaving). In terms of the actual quality and reputation of these...
  • Jan 30

    Is there a post-Eastern market now?

    Is there a post-Eastern market now?
    Spiros wants to know.
Rank this Week: 34

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 35

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Former Student Cited For Using OSU Library As Setting For Porn Video

    Former Student Cited For Using OSU Library As Setting For Porn Video
    From CNN: Oregon State University reports that Oregon State Police cited a former OSU student for public indecency for filming herself engaging in an indecent act while in the OSU Library last fall. It seems the video was later uploaded...
  • Jan 29

    A Canadian IP/Tech Blog

    A Canadian IP/Tech Blog
    Martin Brandsma and David Tait of McCarthy Tetrault keep up snIP/ITs, a lively and informative intellectual property and tech blog, here. Follow them via RSS feed, email, or Twitter. Recommended.
  • Jan 29

    Police Arrest Man Who Forced His Way Into Dutch TV Station

    Police Arrest Man Who Forced His Way Into Dutch TV Station
    Police have arrested a man wielding a pistol who forced his way into the NOS (Nederlandse Omroep Stichting) television station in Hilversum, the Netherlands, around 7 p.m. local time. He apparently wanted air time; it is not clear what, if...
Rank this Week: 36

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
  • Jan 29

    Originalism and Same-Sex Marriage

    Originalism and Same-Sex Marriage
    A while back I wrote some posts stating that one day we would see originalist justifications for the inevitable Supreme Court decision holding that same-sex marriage cannot be prohibited by a state.  Turns out those justifications have…
  • Jan 29

    Andrew Sullivan

    Andrew Sullivan
    I wanted to note Andrew Sullivan’s retirement from blogging, which he announced yesterday.  I am a blogger because my CoOp colleagues gave me a chance in 2009.  I wanted to become a blogger because of Andrew Sullivan.  As…
  • Jan 28

    Prosecuting Prosecutors for Perjury? 9th Circuit panel comes down hard on lying prosecutors issue

    Prosecuting Prosecutors for Perjury? 9th Circuit panel comes down hard on lying prosecutors issue
    Updated: 1-28-15: 2:10 PM, ET Writing in the New York Observer, Sidney Powell began his column this way: “What will it take to produce honest and ethical conduct from our state and federal prosecutors? The Ninth Circuit has a…
Rank this Week: 37

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jan 30

    Steven Lubet on the BDS Movement

    Steven Lubet on the BDS Movement
    Here is an excellent op-ed by Professor Steven Lubet on the so called BDS movement: http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/opinion/commentary/ct-israel-northwestern-university-divest-perspec-0129-20150128-story.html Although I and many other…
  • Jan 30

    "Koch Caucus" convenes near Palm Springs to hear from and choose among candidates for GOP Presidential nomination

    "Koch Caucus" convenes near Palm Springs to hear from and choose among candidates for GOP Presidential nomination
    At a January 2015 annual winter donor retreat near Palm Springs California, the billionaire brothers Charles G. and David H. Koch unveiled plans to spend and raise from approximately 300 coordinating donors close to $900 million for the 2016…
  • Jan 29

    A New Frontier for the Rules of Professional Conduct: Limited License Legal Technician

    A New Frontier for the Rules of Professional Conduct: Limited License Legal Technician
    On January 8, 2015, the Washington State Supreme Court adopted special rules of professional conduct to govern limited license legal technicians (LLLTs). The LLLT rules are closely analogous to the rules that govern lawyers, so there is…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Jan 29

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Overtime Rules, Insider Trading, Powdered Alcohol

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Overtime Rules, Insider Trading, Powdered Alcohol
    It’s hard to believe, but driverless cars aren’t actually that far off in the future. Still, what needs to be accomplished and figured out before they arrive? Dashboard insights takes a look. Also, on another similar subject,…
  • Jan 28

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: National Privacy Day, Instagram, the Civil Justice System

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: National Privacy Day, Instagram, the Civil Justice System
    Did you know today is National Data Privacy Day? Because it is, and some of the lawyers on our network decided to celebrate by writing about it—and one of them, Jason Gavejian, makes the Top 10 with his post. Also, over on LXBN, Zosha…
  • Jan 27

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Internet of Things, Fracking, Telemedicine and the FTC

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: Internet of Things, Fracking, Telemedicine and the FTC
    It was a big day on the LexBlog Network for the Internet of Things, with the big news being that the FTC has issued a new report on the privacy issues around it. Also, Charles Sartain has a good piece on fracking. And, lastly, Alex Passantino…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Jan 30

    Acorny

    Acorny
    I don’t know why, but this video made me laugh a lot. The setup is that I got to it via a post by Valdis Kletnieks to the North American Network Operators Group (Nanog) crediting Lauren Weinstein for sharing “a … Continue…
  • Jan 27

    Interview About Jotwell

    Interview About Jotwell
    The Scholastica Blog interviewed me about Jotwell.
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
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/
  • Jan 21

    Ford v. United States | New Maryland Malpractice Opinion

    Ford v. United States | New Maryland Malpractice Opinion
    A U.S. federal court judge made a ruling on some motions that are of interest to Maryland medical malpractice attorneys.  They deal with a motion for summary judgment and, a pet interest of mine, holding defendants feet to the fire when…
  • Jan 12

    Valuing Car Accident Cases in Maryland: 12 Factors That Matter

    Valuing Car Accident Cases in Maryland: 12 Factors That Matter
    Valuing car accident cases for settlement in Maryland is a challenge. The most important thing in any case is the severity of the injuries. That is probably all that should matter.  But there are many more variables that drive how much…
  • Jan 9

    Medical Malpractice Settlement Formula? How to Value Case

    Medical Malpractice Settlement Formula? How to Value Case
    Most malpractice lawsuits in Maryland are resolved after negotiating through adversarial bargaining.  At the end of the day, our clients only have two options: settle or go to trial. Sometimes, they do not even have two options.…
Rank this Week: 42

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jan 29

    Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop

    Prosecutors Trace $13.4M in Bitcoins From the Silk Road to Ulbricht’s Laptop
    If anyone still believes that bitcoin is magically anonymous internet money, the U.S. government just offered what may be the clearest demonstration yet that it’s not. A courtroom powerpoint presentation traced hundreds of thousands of…
  • Jan 28

    A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online

    A Heroin Dealer Tells the Silk Road Jury What It Was Like to Sell Drugs Online
    For its two and a half years online, thousands of drug dealers sold every kind of narcotic imaginable on the anonymous online marketplace known as the Silk Road. But put one of the site’s heroin dealers in a courtroom and ask him…
  • Jan 28

    Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data

    Canada Joins World Powers in Spying on Smartphone and Download Data
    In North America, the Canadians have long had to play country mouse to the flashier city mouse of the U.S. It's the latter that gets all the attention, while the former sits quietly in a corner. But recent stories have shown just how big a…
Rank this Week: 43

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 30

    Government’s Cloud Computing Strategy Focused on Keeping Data in Canada

    Government’s Cloud Computing Strategy Focused on Keeping Data in Canada
    Over the past few months, the Treasury Board of Canada has quietly been developing a government-wide policy on the use of cloud computing services. The initiative started with an industry engagement event in November that highlighted many of…
  • Jan 29

    “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”: CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act

    “No Fast Lanes and Slow Lanes”: CRTC Rules Bell’s Mobile TV Service Violates Telecommunications Act
    The CRTC has issued a major new decision with implications for net neutrality, ruling that Bell and Videotron violated the Telecommunications Act by granting their own wireless television services an undue preference by exempting them from…
  • Jan 27

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?

    Is the Digital Taxman Headed to Canada?
    While some of these claims stem from the ongoing fear of marketplace disruption from Netflix, the tax fairness argument is a good one. In fact, many other countries or tax jurisdictions have either instituted sales taxes on foreign digital…
Rank this Week: 44

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Dec 25

    Tsunami: 10 years hence

    Tsunami: 10 years hence
    Technology does not feel. It does not bleed. Its very insensitivity to trauma can be its strength – the tireless information sharing frameworks Info Share created knew no time of day and didn’t clamour for rest. On the other hand,…
  • Nov 25

    Technology and theatre in a library

    Technology and theatre in a library
    When I read Where Humbert Humbert Might Whisper in Your Ear in the New York Times on a flight back to Colombo from the US, I immediately thought of doing something along the same lines in Sri Lanka to explore to what degree, post-war, we…
Rank this Week: 45