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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jan 28

    More Information Regarding the Proposed Amendments to the Fraud Guideline

    More Information Regarding the Proposed Amendments to the Fraud Guideline
    There has been much talk recently regarding Section 2B1.1 of the Federal Sentencing Guidelines, commonly referred to as the Fraud Guidelines. Earlier this year, I noted in a post that the American Bar Association had issued a report calling…
  • Jan 26

    Collateral Consequences and Ray Rice

    Collateral Consequences and Ray Rice
    Earlier this month, my colleague Lucien E. Dervan highlighted the issue of collateral consequences as one of the criminal justice hot topics of the year ("Collateral Consequences in 2015, " Jan. 7,2015). Prof. Dervan mentioned the…
  • Jan 22

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge

    New York State Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver Faces Federal Fraud Charge
    The New York Times has the story, with a link to the criminal complaint, here. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara followed his longstanding tradition of holding a press conference in order to make inflammatory, prejudicial, and improper public…
Rank this Week: 46

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Celgard, LG, Apple and lithium-ion batteries; Rule 1.7(a)

    Celgard, LG, Apple and lithium-ion batteries; Rule 1.7(a)
    Related to a post at PatentlyO titled Federal Circuit Grants Motion to Disqualify Jones Day on Appeal, note discussion of previous action in the case from Korea Times:--Celgard was one of LG partners by supplying base film used in separators…
  • Jan 29

    OriginOil to work with Idaho National Laboratory?

    OriginOil to work with Idaho National Laboratory?
    From renewableenergymagazine:--Disinfection capabilities provided in the form of OriginOil’s Electro Water Separation technology (EWS) may help to create giant open-air ponds for large-scale algal biofuels production.EWS is a high…
  • Jan 29

    Revolving door between Google and the White House?

    Revolving door between Google and the White House?
    From a letter by Ken Blackwell:--Interestingly, the number one corporate cheerleader for patent reform has been Google. Let’s not forget how close the Obama administration is to Google. There has practically been a revolving door…
Rank this Week: 47

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jan 27

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation

    FTC Staff Report Misses the Mark on “Internet of Things” Regulation
    Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) missed the mark in authorizing release of a staff report calling for legislation and regulation of the “Internet of Things.” The Internet of Things is already affecting the daily lives of…
  • Jan 20

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)

    In Memoriam: Henry G. Manne (1928-2015)
    Henry Manne was a great man, and a great father. He was, for me as for many others, one of the most important intellectual influences in my life. I will miss him dearly. Following is his official obituary. RIP, dad. Henry Girard Manne…
  • Jan 20

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice

    Si Monumentum Requiris, Circumspice
    The famous epitaph that adorns Sir Christopher Wren’s tomb in St. Paul’s Cathedral – Si monumentum requiris, circumspice (“if you seek his monument, look around you”) – applies equally well to Henry Manne,…
Rank this Week: 48

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    House committee: Raise age of criminal culpability from 17-18

    House committee: Raise age of criminal culpability from 17-18
    The Texas House Criminal Jurisprudence Committee in its interim report (pdf) recommended raising the age of criminal culpability from 17 to 18 years old. What sorts of offenses are seventeen year olds committing in Texas?Like teenagers in the…
  • Jan 29

    Whistleblower lab worker punished for Houston officer's mistake

    Whistleblower lab worker punished for Houston officer's mistake
    Following up on the story of errors at the Houston crime lab that led to dismissal of felony DWI charges, Houston Chronicle columnist Lisa Falkenberg concluded an article this week (Jan. 28) summarizing the case's significance:in the grand…
  • Jan 29

    Hits keep on coming for TX civil commitment program

    Hits keep on coming for TX civil commitment program
    Between a new state audit generating unfavorable stories like these:Houston Chronicle: Scathing audit paints sex offender agency in disarrayAustin Statesman: Audit finds oversight problems in sex-offender agencyand the fact that the judge…
Rank this Week: 49

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jan 22

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism

    5 Google Tricks to Find Online Plagiarism
    Searching for plagiarism can be daunting, fortunately, there are some google tricks and hacks that can make your life a lot easier when hunting for copied work.
  • Jan 22

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer

    3 Count: Rdio Flyer
    Greek court says blocking pirate sites is overreaching, Rdio expands to 25 new markets and Apple buys music and piracy analytics service.
  • Jan 21

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question

    Artist Luc Tuymans Loses Plagiarism Case, Raises Question
    Artist Luc Tuymans has lost a copyright decision in Belgium. However, this case is just one of many difficult judgments about appropriation and photos.
Rank this Week: 50

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jan 29

    Even under BRI, A Wired-Connection is not “Wireless”

    Even under BRI, A Wired-Connection is not “Wireless”
    by Dennis Crouch In re Imes (Fed. Cir. 2015) The Federal Circuit has again rejected USPTO’s broadest reasonable claim construction as unduly broad.  The Federal Circuit here maintains the BRI standard, but suggests that more…
  • Jan 28

    Opportunity for Latino Law Students Interested in Intellectual Property

    Opportunity for Latino Law Students Interested in Intellectual Property
    By Jason Rantanen The Hispanic National Bar Association and Microsoft are once again sponsoring their week-long HNBA/Microsoft Intellectual Property Law Institute (IPLI).  One of my students participated in the 2013 IPLI and raved about…
  • Jan 27

    A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review

    A Constitutional Challenge to Inter Partes Review
    by Dennis Crouch The America Invents Act (AIA) created a set of new administrative review procedures (IPR, PGR, CPR) that allow third-parties to challenge already issued patents.  This new approach takes a power that was…
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jan 29

    Rivera-Lopez on Consequentialism and the Moral Murderer

    Rivera-Lopez on Consequentialism and the Moral Murderer
    Eduardo Rivera-López (Universidad Torcuato Di Tella) has posted The Moral Murderer. A (More) Effective Counterexample to Consequentialism (Ratio. An International Journal of Analytic Philosophy, 2012) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: My aim in…
  • Jan 29

    Davidson on State Constitutions and Humane Treatment of Arrestees and Pretrial Detainee

    Davidson on State Constitutions and Humane Treatment of Arrestees and Pretrial Detainee
    Caroline Davidson (Willamette University - College of Law) has posted State Constitutions and the Humane Treatment of Arrestees and Pretrial Detainees (19 Berk. J. Crim. L. 1 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: With the United States…
  • Jan 29

    Peralta on Truancy

    Peralta on Truancy
    Adriane Kayoko Peralta has posted An Interrogation and Response to the Predominate Framing of Truancy (62 UCLA L. Rev. Disc. 42 (2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article explores the predominate framing of student truancy and…
Rank this Week: 52

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Super(bowl) Health Wonk Review is up

    Super(bowl) Health Wonk Review is up
    Our favorite health care economist, Jason Shafrin, hosts this week's festive round-up of health care policy and polity. It's cold outside, so come in and warm up with some great reads.Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Jan 28

    Popcorn State Expansion

    Popcorn State Expansion
    On February 1, 2015 Indiana will become the 28th state to expand Medicaid. Good news (I suppose) for those under 138% of the FPL. No more insurance premiums.But you may have trouble finding a doctor. This is nothing new nor indigenous to…
  • Jan 28

    Some thoughts on subsidie

    Some thoughts on subsidie
    So, been having a bit of a Twitter-tussle with a well-regarded friend and colleague. At issue is the future of ObamaTax subsidies as we look forward to the resolution of Burwell/King/Halbig.Which got me to thinking: Why we're having this…
Rank this Week: 53

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices.

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Sep 2

    Japanese Court Removal Request

    Japanese Court Removal Request
    International: Japanese Court Removal Request; <br> <i>From:</i> ( Japan) <i>To:</i> Twitter, Inc.
  • Sep 1

    This Website has no Pier

    This Website has no Pier
    Trademark: <br> <i>From:</i> York Condominium Corporation No. 382 <i>To:</i> <br><i>Date:</i> 2014-08-22
  • Aug 29

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 54

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 55

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 29

    Hostages and Human Dignity

    Hostages and Human Dignity
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin News reports indicate that Jordan is engaged in frantic negotiations with the Islamic State (ISIS) over a proposed hostage swap. Jordan is apparently willing to turn over a prisoner, would-be…
  • Jan 29

    RIP, Luke T. Lee, Expert on Consular Law

    RIP, Luke T. Lee, Expert on Consular Law
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I never met the late Luke T. Lee, but his work, Consular Law and Practice, was one of the first treatises on “practical” international law I ever encountered. As a young student intern in the U.S. State…
  • Jan 27

    More on Boehner’s Netanyahu Invite (and What It Says About Constitutional Change)

    More on Boehner’s Netanyahu Invite (and What It Says About Constitutional Change)
    by Peter Spiro by Peter Spiro My earlier post on whether John Boehner’s invitation to Benjamin Netanyahu seems to have triggered a little in-house conservative disagreement on the issue (or at least Weekly Standard’s Adam J. White…
Rank this Week: 56

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    New Issue: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

    New Issue: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
    The latest issue of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Vol. 47, no. 5, November 2014) is out. Contents include:Freya Baetens, Gerard Kreijen & Andrea Varga, Determining International Responsibility Under the New Extra-EU…
  • Jan 29

    New Issue: International Criminal Law Review

    New Issue: International Criminal Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Criminal Law Review (Vol. 14, no. 6, 2014) is out. Contents include:Dominik Steiger, A Steady Race towards Better Compliance with International Humanitarian Law? The ICTR 1995–2012 Shahrzad…
  • Jan 29

    New Issue: International Community Law Review

    New Issue: International Community Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Community Law Review (Vol. 16, no. 4, 2014) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: The Use of Private Military and Security Companies by the United Nations: International Legal AspectsElżbieta…
Rank this Week: 57

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jan 26

    "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals"

    &quot;Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews &amp; Journals&quot;
    Profs. Rostron and Levit's comprehensive guide, "Information for Submitting Articles to Law Reviews & Journals," has been updated for 2015. H/T: Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 19

    Judge Edwards on Law Review

    Judge Edwards on Law Review
    The Virginia Law Review has published "Another Look at Professor Rodell's Goodbye to Law Reviews" by Judge Harry Edwards (D. C. Circuit) in its November 2014 issue. Michael Dorf (Cornell) added his thoughts here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Dec 5

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout

    NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse Takes Buyout
    Politico reports that NY Times Labor Reporter Steve Greenhouse took a buyout. As the article states: Steven Greenhouse, the labor correspondent for the New York Times, took a buyout this week. That decision immediately reduced by 50 percent…
Rank this Week: 58

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jan 29

    Certification Lapse Leads To Public Reprimand

    Certification Lapse Leads To Public Reprimand
    The Louisiana Supreme Court has accepted a consent disposition and publicly reprimanded an attorney Respondent and the Office of Disciplinary Counsel ("ODC") submitted a joint petition for consent discipline in which respondent…
  • Jan 29

    Bank Robbing Attorney Consents To Disbarment

    Bank Robbing Attorney Consents To Disbarment
    An attorney convicted of a series of bank robberies has agreed to disbarment by consent in Illinois: On July 7, 2014, Respondent entered into a guilty-plea agreement wherein he pled guilty to the offenses described above. In the plea…
  • Jan 29

    One Man And Lis Penden

    One Man And Lis Penden
    As Paul Virgo of California once observed, there are few things in life that hold one's interest as compellingly as the topic of liens. The District of Columbia Court of Appeals decided a case today that deals with the equally...
Rank this Week: 59

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jan 29

    Texas Salmonella Cases Baffle Health Official

    Texas Salmonella Cases Baffle Health Official
    Health officials in Dalhart, TX, are trying to figure out what’s causing a surge in Salmonella infections, which, as of Thursday, reportedly totaled a dozen cases. Officials at Coon Memorial Hospital said the first case appeared several…
  • Jan 28

    Bills to Label Produce for GMOs and Dairy for rBGH Back in Florida

    Bills to Label Produce for GMOs and Dairy for rBGH Back in Florida
    Two Florida Democrats are again trying to pass bills to label some foods containing genetically modified organisms. Similar efforts died last year in the House and Senate agriculture committees House Bill 351 and its…
  • Jan 28

    First Floor Vote Against Powdered Alcohol Comes Up Today in Colorado

    First Floor Vote Against Powdered Alcohol Comes Up Today in Colorado
    The Colorado House of Representatives will vote today on a bill banning the manufacturing and sale of powdered alcohol in the state. The legislation also provides an exit ramp for getting out of the very prohibition it would enact. Before…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Knudson and Wilder on a Mid-Century Ad Law Landmark

    Knudson and Wilder on a Mid-Century Ad Law Landmark
    Sanne H. Knudsen, University of Washington School of Law, and Amy J. Wildermuth, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, have posted Unearthing Seminole Rock.  Here is the abstract:     In 1945, the Supreme…
  • Jan 29

    Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History

    Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History
    [Here’s a call for what we hear is a remarkable opportunity.]The Max-Planck Summer Academy for Legal History, offered by the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History (MPIeR), provides an in-depth introduction to methods and…
  • Jan 29

    English Legal History at Cambridge

    English Legal History at Cambridge
    [From the website of the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law.]This term the Centre for English Legal History will be hosting four seminars:27 January - David Waddilove (St Catherine’s College, Cambridge) on ‘The legal basics of…
Rank this Week: 61

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 29

    Bill aims to keep sex offenders from living near kid

    Bill aims to keep sex offenders from living near kid
    1-29-2015 Montana: HELENA (AP) – Some convicted sex offenders could not live within 300 feet of schools or other facilities frequented by children under a bill Montana lawmakers considered Thursday. Rep. Jeff Essmann, R-Billings,…
  • Jan 29

    Buckingham officials mum as they repeal sex offender law

    Buckingham officials mum as they repeal sex offender law
    1-29-2015 Pennsylvania: The Buckingham supervisors repealed a township ordinance Wednesday night without mentioning what it concerned: sexually violent offenders. The axed ordinance had established regulations for where sex offenders could…
  • Jan 29

    More parole agent caseloads exceed limits under new sex offender rule

    More parole agent caseloads exceed limits under new sex offender rule
    1-29-2015 California: Since two sex offenders were charged with killing four women while under state and federal watch, California has changed how it supervises such parolees, increasing scrutiny of some and relaxing the monitoring of…
Rank this Week: 62

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 63

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 29

    “Can Public Policy Stop Obesity?”

    “Can Public Policy Stop Obesity?”
    New Cato Unbound issue on the theme with Christopher Snowdon, Baylen Linnekin, Russell Saunders, and Jennifer Harris. Tweet Tags: obesity, taxes “Can Public Policy Stop Obesity?” is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high…
  • Jan 29

    “Lawyer’s personal assets, bank accounts at risk as opponents seek to collect $1M sanction”

    “Lawyer’s personal assets, bank accounts at risk as opponents seek to collect $1M sanction”
    Debra Cassens Weiss at the ABA Journal has more on that curious sanctions order out of the Philadelphia Common Pleas Court in which attorney Nancy Raynor of Malvern, Pennsylvania, could lose everything because a judge found that she…
  • Jan 29

    January 29 roundup

    January 29 roundup
    Bi-counsel-ar? “Lawyer Defending Congressman’s Wife in Bigamy Case Accuses Client of Having a Second Lawyer” [Slate] “Why tort liability for data breaches won’t improve cybersecurity” [Stewart Baker]…
Rank this Week: 64

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jan 28

    USPTO Issues Post-Alice Abstract Idea Example

    USPTO Issues Post-Alice Abstract Idea Example
    By Michael Borella -- On January 27, the USPTO provided its promised set of examples of patent-eligible and patent-ineligible claims relating to the abstract idea exception to 35 U.S.C. § 101, in light of Alice Corp. v. CLS Bank. These…
  • Jan 27

    Myriad Throws in the Towel

    Myriad Throws in the Towel
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In the aftermath of the Supreme Court's decision in AMP v. Myriad Genetics in 2013, Myriad (paradoxically to those either not paying attention or who over interpreted the scope of the Court's holding in its opinion)…
  • Jan 26

    House Fly Genome Sequenced

    House Fly Genome Sequenced
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The phylogenetic Order Diptera comprises the "true" flies (defined as having a single pair of wings arising from the thorax) and is first found in the fossil record in the Middle Triassic (~245 million years ago). It is…
Rank this Week: 65

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jan 29

    IS BAN ON FOIE GRAS AN INGREDIENT OR A PROCESS REQUIREMENT?

    IS BAN ON FOIE GRAS AN INGREDIENT OR A PROCESS REQUIREMENT?
    This blog has previously discussed California’s ban on foie gras. When teaching WTO law at Stanford in 2012 -- the year the ban entered into force -- I even used the ban as my mid-term exam question! Turns out that...
  • Jan 29

    Tell It To the ISDS Judge

    Tell It To the ISDS Judge
    This is from UK business secretary Vince Cable, in remarks at a recent cabinet meeting: Cable acknowledged there have been fears and some myths that US corporates would take the UK to secret tribunals unless all services are privatised…
  • Jan 29

    The Tuna Article 21.5 Dispute

    The Tuna Article 21.5 Dispute
    You may have forgotten it was even going on, but lingering out there, waiting to be dissected and analyzed, is the Article 21.5 dispute in U.S. - Tuna II. This should be a very interesting test of whether an environmental...
Rank this Week: 66

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

Provides structured settlement information, provocative commentary, news and opinion about structured settlements and settlement planning. By John Darer.

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
  • Jan 29

    Life Insurance for People Who Hate Needle

    Life Insurance for People Who Hate Needle
    Life insurance up to $1 million is available without having to get jabbed with a needle to draw your blood or submit a urine specimen. This is a content summary only. Please click on the title for the full content which includes a library of…
  • Jan 25

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached "Eggs Fu Young"

    IRS is Hard Boiled on Poached &quot;Eggs Fu Young&quot;
    Compensation for pain and suffering resulting from the consensual performance of a service contract is not “damages” under I.R.C. section 104(a)(2) and must be included in gross income This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jan 23

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?

    Cash in Your Structured Settlement So You Can Enjoy Your Weekend?
    So you get some tender vittles in your wallet, but it's not for going out and joining everyone who is "twerking for the weekend" Lovergirl. Selling your structured settlement is expensive money. It... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 67

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 28

    False PAC advertising?

    False PAC advertising?
    This detailed Politico story suggests that there's a fraudulent misrepresentation problem, but that the FEC can't do much about it.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jan 26

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim

    Distributor's TM registration blocks manufacturer's claim
    Mighty Enterprises, Inc. v. She Hong Indus. Co. Ltd., 2015 WL 276771, No. 2:14–cv–06516 (C.D. Cal. Jan. 22, 2015) Mighty distributes and services heavy machinery. She Hong makes heavy machinery under the name…
  • Jan 26

    No standing for injunction-only cla

    No standing for injunction-only cla
    Graiser v. Visionworks of America, 2015 WL 248003, No. 1:14–CV–01641 (N.D. Ohio Jan. 20, 2015) Graiser sought an injunction on behalf of a putative class based on his false advertising claims, which alleged that…
Rank this Week: 68

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 69

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jan 29

    Yesterday at the Military Commissions: Al Hadi

    Yesterday at the Military Commissions: Al Hadi
    Editor’s Note: This post represents a modest adjustment in Lawfare‘s military commissions coverage, one made necessary in part because of the surge in criminal hearings at Guantanamo in the coming weeks and months. For a full…
  • Jan 29

    Throwback Thursday: Rewards and Bountie

    Throwback Thursday: Rewards and Bountie
    On January 5, Dominic Ongwen, senior commander in the Lord’s Resistance Army, was captured by Seleka rebels in the Central African Republic (CAR). Subsequently, the rebels transferred Ongwen to the US military, who has maintained a…
  • Jan 29

    National Security Issues Discussed at Yesterday’s AG Confirmation Hearing

    National Security Issues Discussed at Yesterday’s AG Confirmation Hearing
    Yesterday, the Senate Judiciary Committee began the first of two day-long hearings on the nomination of Loretta Lynch to be the next Attorney General of the United States. (Transcript-enhanced video can be seen via…
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Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 71

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jan 29

    Administration has unexpected allies against SCOTUS challenge to Obamacare subsidie

    Administration has unexpected allies against SCOTUS challenge to Obamacare subsidie
    We've previously discussed the pending Supreme Court case King v. Burwell, in which the Supreme Court will consider whether the subsidies Obamacare provides to low-income purchasers of health insurance will be drastically cut back. Earlier…
  • Jan 29

    White House to propose online privacy bill

    White House to propose online privacy bill
    From Politico: The White House is preparing to send a sweeping online privacy proposal to Congress that would restrict how companies like Google and Facebook handle consumer data while greatly expanding the power of the Federal Trade…
  • Jan 29

    Anti-Consumer Legislation Expected in Congre

    Anti-Consumer Legislation Expected in Congre
    News outlets have covered the prospect of legislation to weaken the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and undo reforms of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. See, for example, here, here, and here. The new…
Rank this Week: 72

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 73

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Jan 28

    Weenie-ness in white collar America: Is it getting worse?

    Weenie-ness in white collar America: Is it getting worse?
    I just talked on the phone to the Most Obsequious Senate Committee Staffer Ever (male, likely a young lawyer, but that's not the point) over at the Senate Judiciary Committee where they are doing Day 2 of the Attorney General...
  • Jan 28

    CPR's New Cross-Border Arbitration Rule

    CPR's New Cross-Border Arbitration Rule
    Bravo, once again. New York City-based CPR (International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution), now in its fourth decade, has released its Rules for Administered Arbitration of International Disputes for use cross-border…
  • Jan 27

    Thinning Law Cattle: The Lawyer 'Occupational Transfer Rate' is as High as an Elephant's Eye.

    Thinning Law Cattle: The Lawyer 'Occupational Transfer Rate' is as High as an Elephant's Eye.
    Here is good news for clients if you believe, as this blog does, that even in pre-recession days--say, 8 years ago--there were far, far too many lawyers who disliked what they did. And that hurt, and still hurts, clients. The...
Rank this Week: 74

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jan 28

    Bribery and Corruption: Difficult Frauds to Find

    Bribery and Corruption: Difficult Frauds to Find
    When fraud happens within an organization’s accounting system, there is often a paper (or digital) trail left behind. It’s unavoidable, as there is a record of something related to the fraud, whether it is a legitimate invoice…
  • Jan 26

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement

    Roca Labs False and Misleading Advertisement
    A class action lawsuit filed in California highlights issues that a number of people (including consumers, attorneys, journalists, and forensic accountants) have been discussing. I will let the complaint speak for itself. The highlights…
  • Jan 21

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense

    Why Multi-Level Marketing “Million Dollar Earner” Status is Nonsense
    Multi-level marketing companies are quick to tout the success of their “million dollar earners.” Sounds impressive, doesn’t it? Who doesn’t want to make a million dollars? Except that phrase “million dollar…
Rank this Week: 75

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jan 29

    Bankruptcy Valuations: A Pair of Modest Proposal

    Bankruptcy Valuations: A Pair of Modest Proposal
    I want to take up Michelle Harner's call for "innovation and new approaches to valuation". Valuation may well be the most important issue in bankruptcy, and it is also the issue that is least subject to meaningful judicial review.…
  • Jan 29

    To Hedge or Not to Hedge

    To Hedge or Not to Hedge
    Much is being made of American Airlines' "bold" decision to avoid hedging its fuel costs. I fully believe that corporations engage in way too much hedging, mostly to the benefit of big financial institutions. But let's be clear, a…
  • Jan 29

    The Art of Valuation

    The Art of Valuation
    Anyone who has ever litigated a valuation issue knows that valuation is more art than science. Experts often arrive at widely divergent valuations. Yet, these valuations are of the same company, for the same time period, based on the same...
Rank this Week: 76

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 77

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 78

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jan 29

    Rep. Tim Ryan Switches to Pro-Choice Camp

    Rep. Tim Ryan Switches to Pro-Choice Camp
    The New York Times (Taking Note blog): Tim Ryan’s Switch on Abortion Rights, by Dorothy Samuels: Representative Tim Ryan, an Ohio Democrat who previously opposed abortion rights, has officially changed sides. He’s very welcome in the…
  • Jan 22

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted

    El Salvador Woman's 30-Year Sentence for Alleged Abortion Is Lifted
    NPR: 30-Year Sentence Lifted For Woman In El Salvador Abortion Case, by Jason Beaubien: Seven years ago, Carmen Guadalupe Vasquez Aldana went to jail in El Salvador. She was initially charged with abortion but prosecutors elevated the charge…
  • Jan 22

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism

    Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism
    JURIST (commentary): Fourth and Fifth Circuits Confront Abortion Exceptionalism, by Caitlin Borgmann: Federal Courts of Appeals have recently addressed two important abortion cases, either of which could end up before US Supreme Court. Last…
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 80

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 81

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman
    The American legal tradition of giving religion special treatment is justified, I have argued, because when interpreted at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, religion serves as an indispensable legal proxy for a plurality of…
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
Rank this Week: 82

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jan 28

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate

    Statistics Canada Article on Twenty-Year Decline in Crime Rate
    Statistics Canada has started a series on "Megatrends" that highlights some of the sweeping changes that have had a lasting impact on Canadian society.The most recent Megatrends article is Canada's crime rate: Two decades of decline: "Since…
  • Jan 28

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel

    Interview With Newly Retired Supreme Court of Canada Justice Louis LeBel
    The National, the magazine of the Canadian Bar Association, has published an article based on a recent interview with Justice Louis LeBel who retired from the Supreme Court of Canada on November 30, 2014: "Many of LeBel’s former…
Rank this Week: 83

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 29

    Salaita Files Federal Complaint Over University of Illinois Action

    Salaita Files Federal Complaint Over University of Illinois Action
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Recall our discussion last August about the decision of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign officials to rescind the offer of a tenured faculty appointment…
  • Jan 28

    Latest Challenge to Obamacare

    Latest Challenge to Obamacare
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Ohio AG Mike DeWine this week sued the federal government for levying an assessment against the state under the ACA's Transitional Reinsurance Program. DeWine argues that the federal assessment on…
  • Jan 27

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Moore: federal courts have no power over state marriage law

    Alabama Supreme Court Chief Judge Moore: federal courts have no power over state marriage law
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a Letter to the Governore of Alabama, Robert Bentley today, the Chief Justice of Alabama Supreme Court, Roy Moore (pictured) asked the Governor to continue to…
Rank this Week: 84

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 85

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 86

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Jan 29

    What Should We Think About Big Data That Aims to Help People?

    What Should We Think About Big Data That Aims to Help People?
    A data analytics company collects a variety of information about individuals in New York City, including demographic data, court records, employment status, education level, age, and any history of interaction with the foster care system or…
  • Jan 29

    For-Profit Companies Are Helping to Put People In Jail for Being Poor. I Should Know, I Was One of Them.

    For-Profit Companies Are Helping to Put People In Jail for Being Poor. I Should Know, I Was One of Them.
    In December, I was jailed for five days simply because I couldn't afford to pay $838 in traffic fines and fees to DeKalb County and a private probation company called Judicial Correction Services, Inc. It sounds unbelievable, but that's…
  • Jan 28

    No, Senator, You Can’t Have the Torture Report Back

    No, Senator, You Can’t Have the Torture Report Back
    The new chairman of a powerful Senate committee wants to ensure that the full Senate torture report, the executive summary of which was released in December last year, never sees the light of day. And he may be getting help from the…
Rank this Week: 87

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jan 29

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule

    A Proposal to Fix the Dodd-Frank Conflict Minerals Rule
    I oppose the Dodd-Frank conflict minerals rule, which requires companies to conduct due diligence and report on their sourcing of certain minerals from the war-ravaged Democratic Republic of Congo and surrounding countries. As I have written…
  • Jan 28

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO

    New York Times Reports Chinese Government Delayed Report to Help Alibaba's IPO
    There’s a very interesting sentence in a New York Times story today about the Chinese company Alibaba. China’s State Administration for Industry and Commerce has released a report criticizing illegal practices on Alibaba’s shopping web…
  • Jan 28

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie

    New Article Highlight: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Dutie
    New reading recommendation: The (Un)Enforcement of Corporate Officers' Duties, by Megan Shaner at Univ. of Oklahoma COL, published in UC Davis Law Review, November 2015. Abstract: Over the past few decades, officers have arguably become some…
Rank this Week: 88

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jan 29

    Solving an Unsolvable Math Problem - The New Yorker

    Solving an Unsolvable Math Problem - The New Yorker
    From Amie I first heard about Yitang Zhang, a solitary, part-time calculus teacher at the University of New Hampshire who received several prizes, including a MacArthur award in September, for solving a problem that had been open for more…
  • Jan 29

    Report: United States kept secret its chemical weapons finds in Iraq - CNN.com

    Report: United States kept secret its chemical weapons finds in Iraq - CNN.com
    The U.S. government suppressed information about chemical weapons it found in Iraq, and several servicemembers were injured by their exposure to those weapons, The New York Times is reporting. via www.cnn.com
  • Jan 29

    The GOP’s Long Love Affair With Schmucks - The Daily Beast

    The GOP’s Long Love Affair With Schmucks - The Daily Beast
    So America’s most-famous snowbilly is out of the running for the 2016 Republican nomination. But what about all the other manifestly unqualified novices, jackasses, and publicity hounds that surface every four years when the GOP starts…
Rank this Week: 89

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jan 29

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control

    Blocher and Gulati on Market for Sovereign Control
    Joseph Blocher and Mitu Gulati have just posted a paper on "The Market for Sovereign Control." Cribbing now from their abstract: Across the world, many regions are located in the wrong nations—wrong in the sense that the people of…
  • Jan 29

    Hiring Announcement: Duke (International Human Rights Clinic)

    Hiring Announcement: Duke (International Human Rights Clinic)
    Our friends in Durham pass along an announcement that Duke seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human Rights Clinic beginning in the Summer of 2015. For additional information, click here.
  • Jan 28

    Late Nineteenth Century University Building Trivia

    Late Nineteenth Century University Building Trivia
    Digging deep in my stock of nineteenth century university buildings here.... Faculty are asking that this building, which was built at the end of the nineteenth century and then renamed for a famous turn-of-the-century politician just after…
Rank this Week: 90