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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 2

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 16

    Critics of Trump Get Blunt and Blunter

    Critics of Trump Get Blunt and Blunter
    I try to avoid name-calling and personal attacks on this site, even when it comes to my opinion of public figures. With Donald Trump, it's hard, because most words that come to mind when I think of him are not words that I would publicly…
  • Jan 16

    Turkey's Best Asset: #SaltBae

    Turkey's Best Asset: #SaltBae
    Turkey has the hottest, most sensual butcher, chef/restaurateur ever. His name is Nusret Gökçe, and his Instagram videos have now gone viral. Bruno Mars posted a photo of them together last week. Then James Corden did the…
  • Jan 15

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread
    Alec Baldwin has so many funny lines and faces in last night's SNL cold open. Enjoy. This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 3

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud
    Marco Laureti, 45, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and Felix Mostelac, 44, Miami Beach, Florida, were charged by Indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, and multiple counts of wire…
  • Jan 14

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme
    Cecil Sylvester Chester, 70, Mitchellville, Maryland was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a mortgage fraud scheme involving the fraudulent purchase of seven properties in…
  • Jan 13

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application
    Dianna F. Woods, 59, Citrus Heights, California, was found guilty after a four–day trial, a federal jury found day of four counts of making false statements on loan applications. According to evidence presented at trial, Woods was a…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 16

    Sturgeon:Martin Luther King Jr. And The Three Dimensions Of A Complete Life

    Sturgeon:Martin Luther King Jr. And The Three Dimensions Of A Complete Life
    Starting to Look Up: Be the Best of Whatever You Are, by Al Sturgeon (Dean of Graduate Programs, Pepperdine): Fifty years ago, and just one year before his assassination, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. preached a sermon at the New Covenant…
  • Jan 16

    The Demise Of Charlotte Law School Resurrects Talk Of New Law School At University Of North Carolina-Charlotte

    The Demise Of Charlotte Law School Resurrects Talk Of New Law School At University Of North Carolina-Charlotte
    Charlotte Observer, Charlotte School of Law Crisis Resurrects Talks of a Law School at UNCC: Long-running problems that may close the Charlotte School of Law have resurrected talks of a public law school at UNC Charlotte. Chancellor Phil…
  • Jan 16

    IRS Whistleblower Awards Jump 322%

    IRS Whistleblower Awards Jump 322%
    The IRS's Whistleblower Office has released its FY 2016 Annual Report to Congress: Accounting Today, IRS Awards to Whistleblowers Grew Last Year: The Internal Revenue Service’s Whistleblower Office ramped up the number of monetary awards it…
Rank this Week: 6

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

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

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

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

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

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

    Lost

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

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jan 16

    [Eugene Volokh] My wife makes me so miserable, it’s unconstitutional!

    [Eugene Volokh] My wife makes me so miserable, it’s unconstitutional!
    The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines in January 2016. (John Taggart/European Pressphoto Agency) From In re Marriage of Le (Iowa Ct. App. 2013): Tim [Le] argues, “The Petitioner is trying to make my life miserable taking away my rights…
  • Jan 16

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    (Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.) In 2014, a Colorado think tank wanted to run radio ads urging listeners to urge their elected officials to support…
  • Jan 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Excluding offensive paintings from the Capitol: Not whether, but who

    [Eugene Volokh] Excluding offensive paintings from the Capitol: Not whether, but who
    A painting by David Pulphus hangs in a hallway displaying paintings, by high school students selected by their member of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Zach Gibson/Associated Press) I have a somewhat different take than…
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/
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/
  • Jan 16

    Witte on "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo

    Witte on "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo
    John Witte Jr. (Emory University School of Law) posted 'Foreword,' to Rafael Domingo, God and the Secular Legal System ((Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), ix-xii) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This brief Foreword evaluates the…
  • Jan 16

    Gouldin on Disentangling Flight Risk & Dangerousne

    Gouldin on Disentangling Flight Risk & Dangerousne
    Lauryn P. Gouldin (Syracuse University College of Law) has posted Disentangling Flight Risk from Dangerousness (Brigham Young University Law Review, No. 3, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is a growing national consensus about the…
  • Jan 16

    Clarke on Protected Class Gatekeeping

    Clarke on Protected Class Gatekeeping
    Jessica A. Clarke (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Protected Class Gatekeeping (New York University Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 1, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Courts routinely begin their analyses of discrimination claims…
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/
  • Jan 16

    South Korea special prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung Group executive

    South Korea special prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung Group executive
    [JURIST] South Korea’s special prosecutor is seeking a warrant [Reuters Report] to arrest Samsung Group’s chief Jay Y. Lee [Forbes profile] after accusing Lee of bribing a friend of South Korea’s President, Park Geun-hye…
  • Jan 16

    Oman reports accepting Guantanamo Bay detainees upon request

    Oman reports accepting Guantanamo Bay detainees upon request
    Oman’s Foreign Ministry [official website, in Arabic] announced that it has accepted 10 detainees from Guantanamo Bay upon request from the Obama administration. However, there has been no official statement released by the US Defense…
  • Jan 16

    Turkey parliament concludes first round of controversial constitutional reform

    Turkey parliament concludes first round of controversial constitutional reform
    The Turkish Grand National Assembly [official website] approved [Reuters report] on Sunday the final article of a constitutional reform package, which opponents fear will take the country closer toward authoritarianism. Five of the 18…
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
  • Jan 13

    E.U. Starts to Ponder Whether Future Robots Could Have Legal Right

    E.U. Starts to Ponder Whether Future Robots Could Have Legal Right
    The idea a Roomba possessing legal rights may be preposterous. But as robots get smarter and more human-like, the question of recognizing the legal status of “electronic persons” could be taken more seriously. At least in…
  • Jan 13

    AM Roundup: New Scrutiny of Clinton Probe

    AM Roundup: New Scrutiny of Clinton Probe
    Law Blog rounds up the morning’s legal news: Comey’s call:  The Justice Department’s inspector general launched an investigation into how the head of the FBI and his deputy handled probes into Democratic presidential…
  • Jan 12

    SpongeBob and Krusty Krab Prevail in Real-Life Trademark Battle

    SpongeBob and Krusty Krab Prevail in Real-Life Trademark Battle
    It’s an underwater restaurant that caters to sea creatures, owned by a penny-pinching crab and exists in a cartoon universe. The Krusty Krab may not be real like or Red Lobster, but its trademark rights are no fiction. A federal…
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/
  • Jan 16

    Sanctuary Week of Action

    Sanctuary Week of Action
    ***PRESS CALL*** TOMORROW, January 17, 11:00 AM EST DIAL: 1 (800) 697-5978; PASSCODE: “7087 751” FAITH COMMUNITIES ANNOUNCE SANCTUARY WEEK OF ACTION Over 4,000 people of faith representing over 500 congregations across the country take a…
  • Jan 16

    The many faces of Frida Kahlo

    The many faces of Frida Kahlo
    Frida Seated In Her Garden, 1943 (Florence Arquin/Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art) Chloe Coleman for the Washinton Post reviews an array of pictures from a photo exhibit focusing on iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo, known to for her…
  • Jan 16

    Why the world fears refugees (Narrated by Zygmunt Bauman)

    Why the world fears refugees (Narrated by Zygmunt Bauman)
    The Polish-born sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, who died last week in the United Kingdom, aged 91, was a former refugee from both Nazi and Communist regimes and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. In this powerful animation…
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/
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
  • Jan 12

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance

    Public Input Period Now Open for Harassment Guidance
    The EEOC just announced that the public input period is now open for its proposed Anti-Harassment Guidance. The guidance is available here, and the input period ends on February 9, 2017. From the press release: "The public is invited…
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/
Rank this Week: 21

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 16

    Article on Key State Tax Planning Development

    Article on Key State Tax Planning Development
    Sharon L. Klein recently published an Article entitled, The State of the States: 2016—An Update of Key Planning Developments, Tr. & Est. 82 (Jan. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: To be more competitive, some…
  • Jan 16

    Avoiding Financial Turmoil at Death

    Avoiding Financial Turmoil at Death
    It is hard enough dealing with the death of a spouse or partner, but it can become even more difficult when taking care of the financial issues of such a loss while grieving. Planning ahead can ease some avoidable financial...
  • Jan 16

    Tupac's Tyson Ticket Goes Up for Auction

    Tupac's Tyson Ticket Goes Up for Auction
    Tupac Shakur’s ticket stub from the Mike Tyson fight on the night he was killed could now be yours. On September 7, 1996, Tupac attended the Tyson–Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After a first round...
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    University Settles Suit By Christian Counseling Student

    University Settles Suit By Christian Counseling Student
    The Springfield News-Leader reports that last month Missouri State University agreed to pay former student Andrew Cash $25,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by him charging that he was suspended from the Masters program in Counseling because of…
  • Jan 16

    Prosperity Gospel Pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, Die

    Prosperity Gospel Pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, Die
    As reported by CNN and AP, controversial Atlanta area mega-church pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, died Sunday morning of cancer at age 63. At its height, his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church where he preached a "prosperity gospel" had…
  • Jan 16

    Egyptian Prosecutors Say Insufficient Evidence In Case Of Attack On Christian Woman

    Egyptian Prosecutors Say Insufficient Evidence In Case Of Attack On Christian Woman
    According to AP, in Egypt prosecutors have dropped a case against several members of a Muslim mob allegedly involved last May in stripping a Christian woman of her clothes and parading her naked through the streets in a village in Minya…
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/
  • Jan 16

    AALS as Trade Association vs. Learned Society, and Whether or How it Matter

    AALS as Trade Association vs. Learned Society, and Whether or How it Matter
    This is my last post, God willing, on the AALS annual meeting. In my first post, I argued, in a nutshell, that the AALS is the American legal academy's learned society; that this is a reason to welcome and defend it against its harsher…
  • Jan 16

    Sponsore Post: West Study Aid

    Sponsore Post: West Study Aid
    The following post is by Anna Lawless-Collins, Associate Director for Systems and Collection Services at Boston University Law School, and is sponsored by West Academic. The Fineman and Pappas Law Libraries at Boston University added the West…
  • Jan 13

    Procedure returns to SCOTUS docket

    Procedure returns to SCOTUS docket
    SCOTUS granted cert in sixteen new cases today. Several involve procedure/fed courts issues, including: • The scope of general personal jurisdiction over a U.S.-based company in a state. • In what court a fired federal employee can…
Rank this Week: 25

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Petition the day

    Petition the day
    The petition of the day is: Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. 16-668 Issue: Whether Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 applies only to physical spaces that people can enter. The post Petition the day…
  • Jan 16

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect additional orders from the January 13 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m.…
  • Jan 16

    Congress tries to put cameras in the courtroom — again

    Congress tries to put cameras in the courtroom — again
    For the fourth time in as many Congresses, a bill has been introduced to compel the Supreme Court to televise its proceedings. Earlier versions of the bill, which was sponsored in the House of Representatives by members from both sides of the…
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
  • Jan 11

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Alexandra Lahav, University of Connecticut School of Law, presents today her paper entitled The Disintegration of Procedure. No paper publicly available. Vanderbilt University Law School Margo...
  • Jan 9

    Commonwealth Law Conference – Melbourne, Australia

    Commonwealth Law Conference – Melbourne, Australia
    The Commonwealth Lawyers Association will host its 20th Commonwealth Law Conference on Mar. 20-24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the conference will be “Thriving in a global world: building on...
  • Jan 9

    American Psych-Law Annual Conference – Seattle, WA

    American Psych-Law Annual Conference – Seattle, WA
    The American Psychology-Law Society will host its annual conference on Mar. 16-18, 2017 in Seattle, WA. Registration is mandatory and is now open.
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
  • Jan 16

    Selling Unbundled Family Law Services? Know Your Market. Know Your Product.

    Selling Unbundled Family Law Services? Know Your Market. Know Your Product.
    Unbundled legal services, limited scope retainers, law à la carte, discrete task representation—whatever you want to call it—is fraught with confusion and myths about its risks. Read JP Boyd’s lucid primer post on…
  • Jan 16

    Psychological Tips to Win Over Your Clients, Juries, and Judge

    Psychological Tips to Win Over Your Clients, Juries, and Judge
    This article is by Ian Hu, claims prevention & practicePRO counsel at LAWPRO. Effectively persuading a potential new client, a jury, or an interviewer – and being able to do it time and again – requires a solid understanding…
  • Jan 16

    New AI and Law eJournal on Legal Scholarship Network

    New AI and Law eJournal on Legal Scholarship Network
    There’s a new “Sponsored Subject Matter eJournal” available on the Legal Scholarship Network (LSN) called “Artificial Intelligence: Law, Policy, & Ethics.” It’s sponsored by the Vanderbilt University…
Rank this Week: 29

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 30

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news in the 18th century: Thomas Jefferson and the "Mazzei letter"

    Social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news in the 18th century: Thomas Jefferson and the "Mazzei letter"
    In today’s public discourse, nothing is more super-charged than social media, "WikiLeaks" and false news. We like to think about these issues as something new. However, if we discount the internet and digital context and look through a…
  • Jan 13

    Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie

    Arrow declarations can be granted: Fujifilm v AbbVie
    The Court of Appeal decided yesterday that the High Court can, as a point of principle, properly grant declarations that a product lacked novelty or an inventive step at a particular date, see Fujifim Kyowa Kirin Biologics Co.,…
  • Jan 10

    Guest Post - China's Patent Boom

    Guest Post - China's Patent Boom
    The IPKat is delighted to receive this guest post from Yangjin Li (details at the end of the post)World Intellectual Property Organization recently published its annual World Intellectual Property Indicators report. This report states that,…
Rank this Week: 31

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 16

    NDC Explorer – one-stop-shop for exploring national climate action plan

    NDC Explorer – one-stop-shop for exploring national climate action plan
    Via Data Driven Journalism: “In 2013, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decided that every member state should formulate a concrete national contribution to address the challenges of…
  • Jan 16

    OECD – Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health

    OECD – Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health
    “Following a brief pause after the economic crisis, health expenditure is rising again in most OECD countries. Yet, a considerable part of this health expenditure makes little or no contribution to improving people’s health. In…
  • Jan 16

    How Cell Phone Data Helps Us Better Understand Human Exposure To Air Pollution

    How Cell Phone Data Helps Us Better Understand Human Exposure To Air Pollution
    Vast digital data-sets are changing how we predict the impacts of the urban environment on human health. In challenging traditional principles, can cellular network data offer insights on how to mitigate human exposure to dangerous air…
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/
  • Jan 12

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve
    Many legal tech companies bemoan the difficulties of selling technology to law firms when law firms are so far behind the times. In reality, it’s the legal technology companies which make it tough on themselves by using outdated…
  • Jan 9

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service
    The popular publishing platform, Medium announced last week that it was laying off one third of its employees and closing two if its three offices. As expected, the news has generated a lot of discussion. Particularly interesting for LexBlog…
  • Jan 8

    Blogging helps law professors make a name for themselves : AALS

    Blogging helps law professors make a name for themselves : AALS
    Reading  “WTF is AALS,” in an Above The Law post by the Anonymous Law Professor last Tuesday was enough to catch my attention. Turns out AALS is the American Association of Law Schools, an organization I hadn’t…
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/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
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/
  • Jan 16

    Martin Luther King, Jr.: "If I had sneezed..."

    Martin Luther King, Jr.: "If I had sneezed..."
    Today is MLK day in the U.S. This is from King's famous "I've been to the mountain top" speech delivered the day before his murder. Would that we had a public figure of his rhetorical power and moral clarity to...
  • Jan 16

    Still more on the unreliability of the Implicit Attitude Test and the failure of IAT results to predict discriminatory behavior

    Still more on the unreliability of the Implicit Attitude Test and the failure of IAT results to predict discriminatory behavior
    Following up on the CHE story, this is an even more detailed report of the problems. An excerpt from near the end of the article: The problem is that the hype over IAT research, and the eagerness to apply the...
  • Jan 16

    Do's and Don't's in defending tenure to the public

    Do's and Don't's in defending tenure to the public
    My "academic ethics" column this week at CHE will be on a similar topic, but this author does a good, concrete job on arguments to avoid and arguments to make. The idiotic comment by the Northern Iowa professor disparaging postal...
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
  • Jan 13

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine
    I want to draw your attention to an important new paper by Will Baude on the flawed legal  foundations of qualified immunity doctrine. The paper lucidly explains that the Supreme Court’s explanations for why 42 U.S.C. Section…
  • Jan 10

    A Scholar is a Bu

    A Scholar is a Bu
    This is a phrase attributed to Alexander Bickel, the noted constitutional scholar.  What he meant was that scholars should do their research without concern about its partisan implications. The bus goes on its route no matter who might…
  • Jan 10

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle

    FAN 137 (First Amendment News) Backpage.com removes adult content due to government censorship — vows to fight First Amendment battle
    Seattle. This from a press release from Backpage.com: As the direct result of unconstitutional government censorship, Backpage.com has removed its Adult content section from the highly popular classified website, effective immediately. For…
Rank this Week: 38

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 16

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student

    A New Blog About Fashion and Law, From Two Canadian Law Student
    Two Osgoode Hall law students, Saba Samarian and Alessia Monastero, have launched a fashion law blog, Unprecedentedly Chic. It's aimed at the non-lawyer who wants to understand legal issues that have an impact on fashion and related…
  • Jan 11

    Buzzfeed Publishes Original Memos Concerning Allegations Re Trump and Russia

    Buzzfeed Publishes Original Memos Concerning Allegations Re Trump and Russia
    Buzzfeed's decision to publish memos including unverified information regarding personal and financial information relating to President-Elect Donald Trump has caused some reaction among journalists. Here, a story from CNN, here a piece from…
  • Jan 10

    Peukert on An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Use

    Peukert on An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Use
    Alexander Peukert, Goethe University Frankfurt, Faculty of Law, Cluster of Excellence Normative Orders, has published An EU Related Right for Press Publishers Concerning Digital Uses. A Legal Analysis as Research Paper of the Faculty of Law,…
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jan 16

    Call for posts: Help IntLawGrrls cover this week’s global array of counter/inauguration event

    Call for posts: Help IntLawGrrls cover this week’s global array of counter/inauguration event
    Even as we mark the achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and the many women and men who have kept the movement for human rights and human security on the march, today we at IntLawGrrls look toward events later this week: ►…
  • Jan 16

    Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace

    Go On! Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace
    Go On! makes note of interesting conferences, lectures, and similar events, including: Thomas Jefferson School of Law’s 17th Annual Women and the Law Conference, Pursuing Inclusion: Diversity in the Workplace, will be held…
  • Jan 11

    IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky named Penn State Law and International Affairs dean

    IntLawGrrl Hari M. Osofsky named Penn State Law and International Affairs dean
    Delighted to see that a charter member of IntLawGrrls blog, Dr. Hari M. Osofsky, has been named the new dean of Penn State Law and the School of International Affairs in University Park, Pennsylvania. Pending approval by that…
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/
  • Jan 12

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan

    The President-Elect's Conflicts Plan
    The President-Elect and his lawyers at Morgan Lewis have released a plan that purports to address the conflicts of interest arising out of his various business ventures (hereinafter “the Plan”). Although I believe that the Plan…
  • 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:…
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
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
  • Dec 15

    Ontario Government Tells Ottawa It Is Open to New Internet Tax to Fund Cancon

    Ontario Government Tells Ottawa It Is Open to New Internet Tax to Fund Cancon
    The Canadian Heritage consultation on Canadian content in a digital world recently concluded and the department has now posted the responses. There are few surprises with many creator groups supporting Netflix and Internet taxes, while…
Rank this Week: 43

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    The Crowley copying considered in context

    The Crowley copying considered in context
    In the context of a post about Monica Crowley [ Why plagiarism took down Monica Crowley, Trump’s pick for a top national security post ], one commenter statedI am conservative and I like Monica, but I hate plagiarism. I had a similar…
  • Jan 16

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour

    CRISPR, intellectual property, and Latour
    Further to the IPBiz post Politics in the academia of intellectual property? , one notes that Professor Lemley's reference to the lack of understanding by the transistor's inventors of the potential of the transistor appeared in several law…
  • Jan 16

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?

    Politics in the academia of intellectual property?
    A post at PatentlyO on an article by Jonathan Barnett titled Has the Academy Led Patent Law Astray? produced some comments about Mark Lemley:I doubt that few within the patent academy are willing to ideologically challenge someone like Lemley…
Rank this Week: 44

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Dec 19

    Corridors of Power: Constitutional Power and Architecture

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

    Fake news in Myanmar: Social Media verification workshop

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

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

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