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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/
  • Jul 26

    Shorter sentences when locals on the hook for incarceration cost

    Shorter sentences when locals on the hook for incarceration cost
    In California, when counties were made to pay for juvenile incarceration instead of pawning off costs on the state, local decision makers chose to incarcerate youthful offenders for shorter periods, according to this academic paper describing…
  • Jul 25

    Petition seeks change to DPS rules on Class C arrest

    Petition seeks change to DPS rules on Class C arrest
    Yesterday, Just Liberty filed a formal petition to initiate rule making at the Texas Department of Public Safety to substantially limit arrests by state troopers for non-jailable Class C misdemeanors. See the document here.The proposal enjoys…
  • Jul 25

    Texas AG: Carrying a gun doesn't justify 'Terry' frisk

    Texas AG: Carrying a gun doesn't justify 'Terry' frisk
    Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton has signed onto an amicus brief aimed at the US Supreme Court to argue that carrying a firearm in a state where that's legal does not justify a "Terry frisk" based on officer safety. Here's the full text…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Jul 26

    Sex offenders now pay the cost of supervision

    Sex offenders now pay the cost of supervision
    7-26-17 Wyoming: Previous source of cash has run dry, so the state charges registrants for every change of status. A new Wyoming law means sex offenders must now pay to register or make changes to their registration. If they ignore the new…
  • Jul 15

    Does new Arkansas law force women to get rapists' OK before getting abortion? ACLU thinks so

    Does new Arkansas law force women to get rapists' OK before getting abortion? ACLU thinks so
    7-15-17 Arkansas: Arkansas has some of the most restrictive abortion laws in the country, and a new one set to go into effect at the end of the month has drawn the ire of the ACLU. The American Civil Liberties Union has sued to block the…
  • Jul 4

    Happy 4th of July

    Happy 4th of July
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/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Jul 26

    "Does Positive Law Speak to the Threshold Fourth Amendment Issue in Carpenter?"

    "Does Positive Law Speak to the Threshold Fourth Amendment Issue in Carpenter?"
    Richard Re has this post at PrawfsBlawg. In part: Supreme Court precedent is not entirely clear on how non-constitutional privacy protections should inform the scope of Fourth Amendment rights, and commentators have debated the issue. Under…
  • Jul 26

    Woody on FCPA Enforcement

    Woody on FCPA Enforcement
    Karen E. Woody (Kelley School of Business, Indiana University) has posted 'Declinations with Disgorgement' in FCPA Enforcement (University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article addresses…
  • Jul 25

    "Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana"

    "Trump's DOJ gears up for crackdown on marijuana"
    From The Hill, via NACDL news scan. In part: President Trump’s Task Force on Crime Reduction and Public Safety, led by Sessions, is expected to release a report next week that criminal justice reform advocates fear will link marijuana to...
Rank this Week: 49

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 20

    How PTO Submissions Can Waive Privilege to Future Communications – Even for Trial Counsel and Subsequent Patent Owner

    How PTO Submissions Can Waive Privilege to Future Communications – Even for Trial Counsel and Subsequent Patent Owner
    In re OptiumInsight (Federal Circuit 2017) The Federal Circuit has denied OptumInsight’s petition for writ of mandamus on privilege waiver. In the underlying litigation, OptumInsight has sued Cave Consulting for…
  • Jul 19

    Please Define What you Mean by Ordinary Meaning

    Please Define What you Mean by Ordinary Meaning
    by Dennis Crouch In NobelBiz v. Global Connect, a jury sided with the patentee-finding that global connect infringed the caller ID modifying patents.[1] On appeal however the Federal Circuit has reversed on claim construction – in a…
  • Jul 18

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain

    Patentlyo Bits and Bytes by Anthony McCain
    Steve Brachmann: Report Shows Drug Patents Fare Better In IPR Proceedings At PTAB Jo Dale Carothers: Offensive Trademarks Are Protected Free Speech Under The First Amendment Andrew Chung: Supreme Court And Top Patent Court Rarely See Eye To…
Rank this Week: 50

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 20

    Understanding the CLASSICS Act

    Understanding the CLASSICS Act
    The CLASSICS Act aims to harmonize pre-1972 sound recordings with their more current peers. But will the act do what it promises? The post Understanding the CLASSICS Act appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 20

    3 Count: Game of Email

    3 Count: Game of Email
    Neflix sued over Burning Sands film, Kim Dotcom won't get to hear illegal recordings made of him and HBO sends letters over Game of Thrones piracy. The post 3 Count: Game of Emails appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 19

    3 Count: Spotted Again

    3 Count: Spotted Again
    Two lawsuits filed against Spotify alleging infringement of song compositions, Richard Prince can't duck lawsuit over fake instagram exhibit and more. The post 3 Count: Spotted Again appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 51

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/
  • Jul 26

    Employment Law News from WK WorkDay

    Employment Law News from WK WorkDay
    Employment Law News from WK WorkDay Source: Wolters KulwerSelected reports posted in WK Workday distributed July 26, 2017Click on text highlighted in color  to access the full reportSenate bill would effectively take down the…
  • Jul 26

    Individual has no property interest in his or her former employment once he or she is discharged

    Individual has no property interest in his or her former employment once he or she is discharged
    Individual has no property interest in his or her former employment once he or she is dischargedMilwaukee Police Association v Flynn, USCA,7th Circuit Opinion Summary posted by Justia"Vidmar, Manney, and Gomez were discharged from the…
  • Jul 26

    The collective bargaining representative's duty of fair representation

    The collective bargaining representative's duty of fair representation
    The collective bargaining representative's duty of fair representation Henvill v Metropolitan Transp. Auth., 2017 NY Slip Op 01785, Appellate Division, First DepartmentOne of the issues in Winston Henvill's Article 75 petition seeking to…
Rank this Week: 52

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Research Fellowship in European Administrative History

    Research Fellowship in European Administrative History
    [We have the following announcement.]Research Fellowship in the field of European Administrative History"JEV-Fellowship for European Administrative History"At the end of 2012 Prof. Dr. Erk Volkmar Heyen, who served as Professor of Public Law…
  • Jul 26

    Cairns on Legal Transplant

    Cairns on Legal Transplant
    Back in 2015, John W. Cairns, University of Edinburgh, published Codification, Transplants and History: Law Reform in Louisiana (1808) and Quebec (1866) with Talbot Publishing. From the press:When Louisiana enacted its Digest of the…
  • Jul 25

    Fede's "Homicide Justified"

    Fede's "Homicide Justified"
    Andrew T. Fede, a partner of Archer & Greiner, P.C. and the author of two other legal histories of clavery, has published Homicide Justified: The Legality of Killing Slaves in the United States and the Atlantic World, with the University…
Rank this Week: 53

Lumen

Lumen

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices. A project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

https://www.lumendatabase.org/
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 26

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)

    Political Pressure Succeeds! (Update on My Student)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I have happy news to report: after a groundswell of support, my student Tamara Tamimi has been granted a visa to attend her SOAS graduation. Apparently her Facebook post garnered more than 700…
  • Jul 22

    The UK Is Preventing My Student from Attending Her Graduation

    The UK Is Preventing My Student from Attending Her Graduation
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I opened Facebook just now to find the following post from my brilliant student at SOAS, Tamara Tamimi, whose MA dissertation — written under my supervision — received the law school’s…
  • Jul 20

    Why the Security Council Should Not be Involved Regarding Al-Bashir’s Immunity

    Why the Security Council Should Not be Involved Regarding Al-Bashir’s Immunity
    by Alexandre Skander Galand by Alexandre Skander Galand [Alexandre Skander Galand is a Newton Postdoctoral Researcher at the Center for Global Public Law, Koç University; Ph.D. in Law (EUI).] In a post published in…
Rank this Week: 55

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Another 1,000 Words on #Repeal/Replace

    Another 1,000 Words on #Repeal/Replace
    Heh:[Hat Tip: FoIB Scott]Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Jul 26

    Dammit’ Jim, I’m a Doctor, not a Coder

    Dammit’ Jim, I’m a Doctor, not a Coder
    In my many years in Healthcare I know that Doctors are looked upon with awe and admiration, sometimes irritation, but never has anyone mistaken a Doctor for a Coder, until now.The GAO has put out a report that patients are not utilizing their…
  • Jul 25

    Tuesday Afternoon Linkfest

    Tuesday Afternoon Linkfest
    ■ FoIB Avik Roy makes a point about the Emperor's New Clothes CBO scoring fiasco:"73% Of Coverage Difference Between Obamacare & GOP Bills Driven By Individual Mandate"Okay, but what does that mean? It's actually pretty simple: not…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 57

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Jul 26

    EU to set acrylamide benchmarks in 2018: Don’t burn the toast

    EU to set acrylamide benchmarks in 2018: Don’t burn the toast
    The European Union and the United States are taking different approaches to a fairly recently discovered chemical that’s been in food as long as men and women have been cooking with fire. By 2018, Europe will likely be enforcing…
  • Jul 26

    Supermarket fish tank sends man to hospital with vibriosi

    Supermarket fish tank sends man to hospital with vibriosi
    For the second time in less than a year a fish tank in a grocery store is believed to be the source of infection in Seattle, this time requiring a man to be hospitalized. On Tuesday Seattle-King County Public Health reported that a…
  • Jul 26

    Grillin’ in the C-Suite at Chipotle; second subpoena served up

    Grillin’ in the C-Suite at Chipotle; second subpoena served up
    Chicken isn’t the only thing on the grill at Chipotle. Less than 24 hours after telling investors about their bright future, Chipotle Mexican Grill executives revealed that they have received another federal Grand Jury subpoena related…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Jul 26

    Public Censure For Returning Stolen Shoes To Nordstrom

    Public Censure For Returning Stolen Shoes To Nordstrom
    A criminal conviction has led to a public censure by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department On December 8, 2015, the respondent pleaded guilty before the Honorable Richard Buchter, in Supreme Court, Queens County,…
  • Jul 26

    Delays For Spite

    Delays For Spite
    A former probate judge is not immune from class action allegations that he created a backlog of cases as retaliation for a rejected pay raise. Nor are the claims moot in light of the termination of his service, according to...
  • Jul 26

    Sex with Client And Witness Draws Minnesota Suspension

    Sex with Client And Witness Draws Minnesota Suspension
    A minimum of three years suspension has been imposed by the Minnesota Supreme Court for misconduct "arising out of sexual relations [the attorney] had with a client and a witness in separate matters, both of which involved his…
Rank this Week: 60

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: 61

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
  • Jul 17

    Reasons to Not Use Expert Witness Referral Service

    Reasons to Not Use Expert Witness Referral Service
    There are a number of expert witness referral services out there, several of them with high profiles and long lists of available experts. It seems like a good value proposition: An attorney needs an expert in a particular specialty, and the…
  • Jul 13

    You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Income or Asset

    You Suspect Your Spouse is Hiding Income or Asset
    If you think your spouse may be attempting to hide income or assets during your divorce proceeding, your first step should be to tell your divorce attorney. Your attorney should know how to handle situations such as this, and the sooner he or…
  • Jul 10

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne

    Starting a Case as an Expert Witne
    Tracy Coenen talks about the steps she takes when she starts a new expert witness case. What documents should you ask for? What should you evaluate first?
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

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 24

    PTAB Life Sciences Report

    PTAB Life Sciences Report
    By John Cravero -- About the PTAB Life Sciences Report: Each month we will report on developments at the PTAB involving life sciences patents. Pfizer, Inc. v. Biogen, Inc. PTAB Petition: IPR2017-01115; filed March 24, 2017. Patent at Issue:…
  • Jul 23

    News from Abroad -- Lilly v Actavis -- Supreme Court Introduces a Doctrine of Equivalents in the UK

    News from Abroad -- Lilly v Actavis -- Supreme Court Introduces a Doctrine of Equivalents in the UK
    The UK Supreme Court's judgment in Lilly v Actavis has profound implications for the scope of protection provided by patent claims in the UK. The judgment moves away from the principle that the patentee should enjoy the full extent, but no…
  • Jul 23

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference & CLE Calendar
    July 24-25, 2017 - TTS North America summit*** (TTS Ltd.) - Weill Cornell Medicine in New York, NY July 25-26, 2017 - "Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2017: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing" (Practising Law Institute) - New York,…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Jul 26

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    In a surprise Twitter declaration this morning, President Donald Trump announced that the U.S. would no longer “accept or allow” transgender people in the military, citing medical costs and the need to focus on “decisive and…
  • Jul 26

    Cybersecurity Does Not Need a Silver Bullet Agency

    Cybersecurity Does Not Need a Silver Bullet Agency
    The United States is woefully unprepared for a “Cyber 9/11.” Addressing that danger must be a top priority for the U.S. Government, but it does not require a single “Department of Cybersecurity” as some have argued.…
  • Jul 26

    Attack of the Killer Car Wash

    Attack of the Killer Car Wash
    This is not a joke: "A group of security researchers have found vulnerabilities in internet-connected drive-through car washes that would let hackers remotely hijack the systems to physically attack vehicles and their occupants. The…
Rank this Week: 65

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 26

    Call for Papers: Thinking a Global Trade Governance for the 21st Century

    Call for Papers: Thinking a Global Trade Governance for the 21st Century
    From the Institute for International Law and Justice, NYU School of Law: The IILJ is co-organizing a conference in Buenos Aires, on 12 December 2017 on: “Thinking a Global Trade Governance for the 21st Century: Challenges and…
  • Jul 25

    Section 232 Steel Duties Delayed?

    Section 232 Steel Duties Delayed?
    This is from the WSJ: President Donald Trump said his administration would take its time in making a long-awaited decision on whether to block steel imports, saying “we don’t want to do it at this moment.” Mr. Trump and…
  • Jul 25

    A Mexican Perspective on NAFTA Chapter 19

    A Mexican Perspective on NAFTA Chapter 19
    This is from blog reader and occasional commenter Adrián Vázquez Benítez, a Mexican trade lawyer: AFTER CHAPTER 19 NAFTA ELIMINATION: WHO WILL DEFEND US? USTR recently announced its objectives regarding the renegotiation…
Rank this Week: 66

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    "Local" can be falsifiable representation of fact

    "Local" can be falsifiable representation of fact
    Bimbo Bakeries USA, Inc. v. Sycamore, No. 13-cv-00749, 2017 WL 3089011 (D. Utah Apr. 28, 2017)Leland Sycamore invented the process and formula for making Grandma Sycamore’s Home-Maid Bread and subsequently received federal trademark…
  • Jul 25

    Pictures of premium cuts of meat on pet food are ambiguous, court say

    Pictures of premium cuts of meat on pet food are ambiguous, court say
    Wysong Corp. v. APN, Inc., Nos. 16-11823, 16-11825, 16-11826, 16-11827, 16-11832 (E.D. Mich. Jul. 20, 2017)Wysong, a pet food manufacturer, sued six competitors, alleging that their packages used images of “premium meats, poultry, fish,…
  • Jul 21

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now
    To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms…
Rank this Week: 67

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
Rank this Week: 69

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jul 26

    OPINIONS – July 25, 2017

    OPINIONS – July 25, 2017
    Clark Fork Coalition v. Tubbs DA 15-0746 2017 MT 184 Civil – Declaratory Judgment Ford v. Michael et al. DA 17-0119 2017 MT 183N Civil – Damages State v. R. Bullock DA 15-0460 2017 MT 182 Criminal – Other DeTienne v.…
  • Jul 26

    CORRECTED OPINION – July 24, 2017

    CORRECTED OPINION – July 24, 2017
    Sacrison v. Evjene et al. DA 16-0699 2017 MT 170 Civil – Quiet Title
  • Jul 18

    OPINIONS – July 18, 2017

    OPINIONS – July 18, 2017
    State v. J. Springer DA 16-0044 2017 MT 179N Criminal – DUI-Felony Marriage of Axelberg DA 16-0412 2017 MT 178N Civil – Domestic Relations State v. F. Torres DA 15-0702 2017 MT 177 Criminal – Assault-Partner/Family Ganoung…
Rank this Week: 70

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Why it is a bad idea to sicken 135 customer

    Why it is a bad idea to sicken 135 customer
    The Loudoun County Health Department has identified more than 135 individuals who reported becoming ill after visiting the Chipotle Mexican Grill at 21031 Tripleseven Road, Sterling, VA 20165 between July... Continue Reading
  • Jul 24

    Why the US imports tainted food that can kill you

    Why the US imports tainted food that can kill you
    I dropped an Op-ed on the Hill this morning.  Here is an excerpt: This week the CDC reported that at least 47 people were stricken with Salmonella, with one death,... Continue Reading
  • Jul 23

    Botulism Risk Prompts Bush Bean Recall

    Botulism Risk Prompts Bush Bean Recall
    A nationwide baked beans recall has been issued for three varieties of Bush’s Best Baked Beans because a canning defect could allow harmful bacterial growth. Bush is voluntarily recalling certain... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 71

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: 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/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Jul 25

    Dog Days.

    Dog Days.
    The Summer Heat. It's mostly not climate change wrought by the relatively recent industrial revolution. It's been going on a while. In fact, the six week period between July 1 and August 15 was named by the both the...
  • Jul 23

    Pat Moynihan: The Irish.

    Pat Moynihan: The Irish.
    There's no point in being Irish if you don't know that the world is going to break your heart eventually. I guess that we thought we had a little more time. --Daniel Patrick Moynihan, then-Assistant Secretary for Labor, a...
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
Rank this Week: 75

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Jul 19

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt

    An Explanation for the Low Bankruptcy Rates: Debt
    Yesterday, I noted the U.S. bankruptcy filing rate of 2.38 per 1,000 persons is at historic lows. The next question is always why. In this post, I am going to try to walk through an explanation in four graphs. The...
  • Jul 18

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017

    Bankruptcy Filings Holding Steady for the First Half of 2017
    Using data from Epiq Systems, we appear to be on track for 774,000 bankruptcy filings for the 2017 calendar year. That would basically be the same rate of filings as in 2016 when total filings were just under 772,000. This...
  • Jul 18

    Eleven Year

    Eleven Year
    The number eleven has a lot of significance in the bankruptcy world. The Bankruptcy Code is, of course, title 11 of the United States Code. There is chapter 11. And, within chapter 11, one can make the eleven-eleven election under...
Rank this Week: 77

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
  • May 19

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation

    Why I Prefer Chapter 7 Bankruptcy to Chapter 13 Debt Consolidation
    Most folks considering bankruptcy will consider two options – Chapter 7 and Chapter 13. Sometimes, you have the option of choosing either type of bankruptcy, whereas in other situations you would only be eligible to file either a…
  • Apr 14

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?

    Can I Lower My Car Payment in Bankruptcy?
    If you’re having trouble paying your monthly bills—especially that steep car loan— you might be wondering if filing for bankruptcy will lower your existing car payment. It depends on which type of bankruptcy you file, but…
Rank this Week: 78

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: 79

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
Rank this Week: 80

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 25

    Are Sales Tax Holidays A Good Thing?

    Are Sales Tax Holidays A Good Thing?
    Are sales tax holidays a good thing? Some argue that they're money-savers but the Tax Foundation says different, claiming they are "political gimmicks" which promote bad tax policy.
  • Jul 23

    Ask The Taxgirl: Are Payments Made To An Ex Always Alimony?

    Ask The Taxgirl: Are Payments Made To An Ex Always Alimony?
    It's "Ask the Taxgirl" and today we tackle alimony.
  • Jul 22

    Court Allows Anonymous Coinbase Customer To Challenge IRS On Info Grab

    Court Allows Anonymous Coinbase Customer To Challenge IRS On Info Grab
    "John Doe 4" has been granted the right to intervene in an ongoing court case between the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and Coinbase. That gives the anonymous Coinbase customer the ability to contest the IRS' efforts to identify and obtain…
Rank this Week: 81

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    The Hypocrisy of the "Skinny" Repeal: The Republicans Themselves Said It Would be Disastrou

    The Hypocrisy of the "Skinny" Repeal: The Republicans Themselves Said It Would be Disastrou
    With two strikes thus far on more substantial Obamacare repeal efforts, the Senate seems headed for the so-called "skinny" repeal option, which it appears would repeal the individual insurance-purchase mandate, along with the employer mandate…
  • Jul 25

    How Does This Work? The Senate and Health Care Reconciliation

    How Does This Work? The Senate and Health Care Reconciliation
         Now that the Senate, defying many pundits’ expectations, has voted to begin debate on a reconciliation bill to repeal large parts of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), it may be useful to review the procedural rules…
  • Jul 25

    Trump as a Different Type of Failure

    Trump as a Different Type of Failure
    Calvin TerBeekAfter the shock of President Trump’s election, some political scientists and legal scholars turned to Stephen Skowronek’s theory of political time to understand Trump’s place in presidential history. Political…
Rank this Week: 82

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Irvine Car Accident Proves Fatal

    Irvine Car Accident Proves Fatal
    A car accident in Irvine fatally injured two women – identified as Jamie R. Lopez, 26, of Santa Ana, and Nancy A. Ortiz, 26, of Garden Grove — and a man critically injured. According to a news report in The Orange County Register,…
  • Jul 21

    Eight Injured in Los Angeles after Car Crashes into a Starbuck

    Eight Injured in Los Angeles after Car Crashes into a Starbuck
    At least seven people were injured in a two-car crash resulted in one of the vehicles crashing into a Starbucks in Valley Glen. According to a KTLA news report, the initial crash took place in the 12900 block of West Victory Boulevard, at the…
  • Jul 21

    11-year-old Girl Critically Injured in Lancaster Hit and Run Crash

    11-year-old Girl Critically Injured in Lancaster Hit and Run Crash
    Los Angeles Sheriff’s deputies are looking for a hit-and-run suspect who they say was involved in a car accident in Lancaster that left an 11-year-old girl dead. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the incident occurred around…
Rank this Week: 83

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • Jul 26

    Law Review vs. Peer Review

    Law Review vs. Peer Review
    I have a new essay up on the University of Illinois Online titled "Law Review vs. Peer Review: A Qualified Defense of Student Editors. It begins with a description of the familiar complaints about law reviews, and then discusses the...
  • Jul 26

    New ALI Member

    New ALI Member
    Today the ALI announced the election of 58 new members. Among the new members are these academics: California Colleen V. Chien, Santa Clara – Associate Professor, Santa Clara University School of Law Donald Earl Childress III, Malibu –…
  • Jul 26

    Interrogating Ethnography

    Interrogating Ethnography
    My forthcoming book -- Interrogating Ethnography: Why Evidence Matters (Oxford) -- now has a cover. Publication will be in October; more details to follow. NOTE: This idea began as a book review on The New Rambler, and it was amplified...
Rank this Week: 85

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 26

    Updated Research Guide on Drafting History of International Agreement

    Updated Research Guide on Drafting History of International Agreement
    GlobaLex, the online legal research collection at the New York University School of Law, has just published an update to its research guide À la Recherche des Travaux Préparatoires: An Approach to Researching the Drafting…
  • Jul 25

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crime Number

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crime Number
    Statistics Canada has published a new article on Police-reported crime statistics, 2016.It examines trends in the volume and seriousness of police-reported crime for both violent and non-violent offences at the national, …
  • Jul 24

    Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive Launched at University of Winnipeg

    Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive Launched at University of Winnipeg
    Last week, the University of Winnipeg, the University of Manitoba, the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR), and Library and Archives Canada (LAC) launched the Truth and Reconciliation Web Archive that will document the work…
Rank this Week: 86

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 87

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 25

    Court Rejects Move to Halt Election Integrity Commission's Collection of Voter Information

    Court Rejects Move to Halt Election Integrity Commission's Collection of Voter Information
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Colleen Kollar-Kotelly (D.D.C.) yesterday denied a motion by the Electronic Privacy Information Center for a Temporary Restraining Order and Preliminary Injunction to stop the Presidential…
  • Jul 21

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?
    Given recent reporting that raises the specter of a Presidential self-pardon, a few sources are worth considering. First, there is the Constitutional text itself, which is not surprisingly inconclusive on this issue. Article II §2 begins by…
  • Jul 12

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a careful and well-reasoned opinion in Animal Defense Fund v. Herbert, United States District Judge for Utah, Judge Robert J. Shelby, has concluded that Utah's…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 89

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 26

    Feds: Oakland ISIS Sympathizer Wanted to Kill Thousands in String of Bay Area Terror Attacks | NBC Bay Area

    Feds: Oakland ISIS Sympathizer Wanted to Kill Thousands in String of Bay Area Terror Attacks | NBC Bay Area
    A young Oakland man arrested last year on terrorism-related charges conspired to kill 10,000 people across the Bay Area by blowing up gay clubs in San Francisco, planting backpack bombs on the University of California, Berkeley campus,…
  • Jul 26

    Op-Ed: I Sexually Identify As An A-10 Thunderbolt

    Op-Ed: I Sexually Identify As An A-10 Thunderbolt
    I’m having plastic surgeons attach a GAU-8 Avenger 30 milimeter rotary cannon, 1,200 pounds of titanium armor, and two General Electric TF34-GE-100 turbofan engines to my body. Sgt. Major Fairchild said I’m fucking stupid and I…
  • Jul 26

    Vatican rumblings: Pope Francis aiming to end Latin Mass permission | News | LifeSite

    Vatican rumblings: Pope Francis aiming to end Latin Mass permission | News | LifeSite
    ROME, July 26, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) – Sources inside the Vatican suggest that Pope Francis aims to end Pope Benedict XVI’s universal permission for priests to say the Traditional Latin Mass (TLM), also known as the Extraordinary…
Rank this Week: 90