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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/
  • Jul 20

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA

    A Review of the UK Serious Fraud Office's Second DPA
    Earlier this month, the UK Serious Fraud Office announced the approval by Lord Justice Leveson of the country's second deferred prosecution agreement. Readers may recall that the implementation of a DPA process is relatively new in the UK…
  • Jul 15

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen

    Fed Ex Case - Real Change Needs to Happen
    In 2014, prosecutors proceeded with a case against fed ex. Unlike many companies in a post-Arthur Andersen world, they would not be bullied into folding and taking a non-prosecution or deferred prosecution agreement. Instead, they took the…
  • Jul 7

    The Clinton Email Hearing

    The Clinton Email Hearing
    I agree with guest bloggers Ziran Zhang and Eugene Gorokhov in their thoughtful blog post (here) that "[i]f Director Comey is right that individuals in similar circumstances in the past were only subjected to administrative sanctions,…
Rank this Week: 46

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 25

    FSC questions admissibility of unaccredited forensic

    FSC questions admissibility of unaccredited forensic
    Here are a couple of items related to forensic error that merit Grits readers' attention: Challenging admissibility of junk scienceThe Texas Forensic Science Commission's Lynn Garcia posed what to me sounds like a blockbuster question to the…
  • Jul 22

    Black Lives Matter well-positioned to win concessions on police, if ...

    Black Lives Matter well-positioned to win concessions on police, if ...
    Black Lives Matter is formally an organization and has a chapter here in Austin, but really #Blacklivesmatter is an amorphous, broad-based movement with decentralized leadership and an enormous opportunity to accomplish concrete goals to…
  • Jul 21

    Save lives by limiting police pursuit

    Save lives by limiting police pursuit
    In the wake of a terrible crash that killed a Patton Village police officer and an 11-year old boy, State Sen. John Whitmire called on police departments to make law-enforcement pursuit policies public. Reported the local paper: "A Chronicle…
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

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    AJIL Unbound Symposium: Hovell’s "Due Process in the United Nations"

    AJIL Unbound Symposium: Hovell’s "Due Process in the United Nations"
    AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on Devika Hovell's article Due Process in the United Nations. The symposium includes an introduction by Alexandra Huneeus and responses by Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Rosa Freedman, and Joy Gordon.
  • Jul 24

    Ohlin: Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk

    Ohlin: Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk
    Jens David Ohlin (Cornell Univ. - Law) has posted Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk (in Research Handbook on Remote Warfare, Jens David Ohlin ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The history of modern weaponry involves the construction of the…
  • Jul 24

    Klamberg: Reconstructing the Notion of State of Emergency under Human Rights Law

    Klamberg: Reconstructing the Notion of State of Emergency under Human Rights Law
    Mark Klamberg (Stockholm Univ. - Law) has posted Reconstructing the Notion of State of Emergency under Human Rights Law. Here's the abstract:Public unrest, terrorist attacks, natural disasters and events of equal severity have in recent years…
Rank this Week: 49

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 26

    Gotta regulate ’em all, cont’d: more on the law of Pokémon Go

    Gotta regulate ’em all, cont’d: more on the law of Pokémon Go
    Rep. Frank Pallone (D-N.J.), ranking member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, has “fired off a letter along with two Democratic colleagues demanding Pokémon Go explain what it does about how much data its users use…
  • Jul 25

    An agency authorized to propose rescinding other agencies’ regulations?

    An agency authorized to propose rescinding other agencies’ regulations?
    Missed this post by Mike Rappaport back in December based on an idea he describes in Cato’s Regulation: The idea is to establish an administrative agency with the power to deregulate – to identify undesirable regulations passed by…
  • Jul 25

    Medical roundup

    Medical roundup
    “Here’s how lawmakers want to fix our kidney shortage” [Robert Gebelhoff, ideas of Sally Satel and others; Alex Tabarrok on Rep. Matt Cartwright (D-Pa.)’s proposed Organ Donor Clarification Act] AMA: Lawyer ads…
Rank this Week: 50

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

    "Australia PM proposes strict anti-terror legislation"

    "Australia PM proposes strict anti-terror legislation"
    From Jurist: JURIST - Australia PM proposes strict anti-terror legislation Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull [official website] on Monday proposed new counter-terrorism legislation [press release] that would allow for indefinite…
  • Jul 26

    "District Court explains reasons for disallowing penile plethysmograph and visual response testing for child pornography offender"

    "District Court explains reasons for disallowing penile plethysmograph and visual response testing for child pornography offender"
    Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy excerpts this interesting case. From the excerpt: Proponents of using the penile plethysmograph correlate arousal data to deviant sexual behavior by assuming that individuals with a history of sexual…
  • Jul 26

    "UK urges prosecutors to combat hate crimes with tougher sentences"

    "UK urges prosecutors to combat hate crimes with tougher sentences"
    From Jurist: JURIST - UK urges prosecutors to combat hate crimes with tougher sentences The UK Home Office [official website] announced on Sunday that prosecutors will be encouraged to use tougher sentences against hate crimes in response to…
Rank this Week: 51

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 26

    Unwired Planet v. Apple: Fault and Patent Infringement

    Unwired Planet v. Apple: Fault and Patent Infringement
    By Jason Rantanen Unwired Planet, LLC v. Apple Inc. (Fed. Cir. July 22, 2016) Download Unwired Planet Panel: Moore (author), Bryson, Reyna Last week, the Federal Circuit issued two opinions, both written by Judge Moore, dealing with what I…
  • Jul 20

    GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality

    GAO: Patent Office Must Define and Improve Patent Quality
    The Government Accountability Office (GAO) has published two new reports on Patent Office Activities along with the results of a major survey of 2,600 patent examiners. Patent Office Should Define Quality, Reassess Incentives,…
  • Jul 20

    Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioner

    Guest post: 2016 U.S. Patent Practitioner Trends Part 2 – Removal and Retirement of Patent Practitioner
    By Zachary Kinnaird, Patent Attorney with International IP Law Group, PLLC Based on my analysis of the USPTO roster data: There were 44,295 registered patent practitioners in the U.S. as of April 2016. Of the practitioners originally…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Feb 14

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law

    Sharon Runner Introduces Legislation Requiring Department of Corrections to Obey Jessica's Law
    2-14-16 California: SACRAMENTO – Senator Sharon Runner (R-Antelope Valley) announced today she is authoring legislation that will stop the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing convicted sex offenders…
  • Feb 12

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction

    NH House considers ban on sex offender residency restriction
    2-12-16 New Hampshire: HB 1153 would prohibit towns or municipalities in New Hampshire from passing ordinances that restrict where registered sex offenders can reside. The bill is being considered by the House Criminal Justice and Public…
  • Feb 12

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?

    What's Next for the Sex Offender Treatment Clinic Chased Out of Duboce Triangle?
    2-12-16 California: They’ve got to go somewhere. Nobody wants Sharper Future, the California-based rehab center for sex offenders, on their block. This week, clinic owners abandoned a bid to move into the vacant space at 100 Church St.…
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

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

    Plagiarism Today on Dr. Drew HLN

    Plagiarism Today on Dr. Drew HLN
    As the Melania Trump story was still unfolding, I found myself on Dr. Drew's show on CNN's HLN. It was a great ending to a very long and tiring day. The post Plagiarism Today on Dr. Drew HLN appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 26

    3 Count: I So Hunted…

    3 Count: I So Hunted…
    isoHunt founder reaches settlement in Canada, lawyers accuse Kim Dotcom of breaching asset freezing order and Stairway to Heaven case appealed. The post 3 Count: I So Hunted… appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 25

    3 Count: Kickass Reborn

    3 Count: Kickass Reborn
    Kickass Torrents come back, in clone form at least, Beyonce hits back at Lemonade lawsuit and cable industry responds to FCC set top box proposal. The post 3 Count: Kickass Reborn appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

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: 55

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

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

    Risk Adjustment: It's only money

    Risk Adjustment: It's only money
    Almost two months ago, we noted that the "risk adjustment program was designed to dissuade insurers from targeting only healthy people ... The problem is that measuring metrics often encourage companies to optimize their score"The point…
  • Jul 26

    How About a Refund?

    How About a Refund?
    Jonathon Gruber, the MIT smart-ass that designed Obamacare, the bill that became law due to "the stupidity of the American voter", has decided to dine on crow.Kind of.Gruber claims Obamacare hit its' mark of 20 million people as of 2015 but…
  • Jul 25

    Are the LTC shoes starting to drop?

    Are the LTC shoes starting to drop?
    The Office of Personnel Management announced last week that premium rates for the Federal Long Term Care Insurance Program will increase by an average 83% effective November 1.   John Hancock is the present insurer, and was the only…
Rank this Week: 56

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 57

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: 58

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

    CFP: Ex parte Milligan at 150

    CFP: Ex parte Milligan at 150
    [We have the following announcement.]Ex Parte Milligan at 150: The Constitution & Military Commissions in American Wars on Terror, September 22-24, 2016Illinois State University is proud to announce a conference to mark the 150th…
  • Jul 24

    Bank, Cheffins & Wells on Executive Pay

    Bank, Cheffins &amp; Wells on Executive Pay
    Steven A. Bank, UCLA School of Law, Brian R. Cheffins, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, and Harwell Wells, Temple University James E. Beasley School of Law, have posted Executive Pay: What Worked?, which is forthcoming in the Journal…
  • Jul 23

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week's roundup is fairly scattershot.  Legal History Blog readers will forgive, I hope, the expansive definition of "legal history" deployed in this week's roundupIn the Nation is a review of Karl Jacoby's The Strange Career of…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 60

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/
Rank this Week: 61

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    Meijer Inc. recalls deli salads because of possible Salmonella

    Meijer Inc. recalls deli salads because of possible Salmonella
    Meijer Inc., a grocery retailer, is recalling several varieties of fresh deli salads and sandwiches because of potential contamination with Salmonella. The implicated salads and sandwiches were sold in Meijer stores from July 20 through July…
  • Jul 26

    E. coli outbreak spreads as investigators trace ground beef

    E. coli outbreak spreads as investigators trace ground beef
    People in New Hampshire are continuing to become ill with E. coli infections after eating ground beef, with the most recent case just last week, but state and federal officials are closing in on the source. In some ways, the 13 outbreak…
  • Jul 25

    Monster Energy enjoys dismissals, peer-reviewed research

    Monster Energy enjoys dismissals, peer-reviewed research
    Monster Beverage Corporation claims its nemesis from last winter, the Orlando-based trial lawyers Morgan & Morgan, have dropped all the lawsuits filed agains the energy drink maker last February and March. More than a dozen were filed…
Rank this Week: 62

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

    Assistant Public Defender Convicted And Public Defender Loses Job

    Assistant Public Defender Convicted And Public Defender Loses Job
    The Georgia Supreme Court has suspended an attorney who had not adequately responded to ethics charges. 13WMAZ reported on criminal charges in April 2016 A Macon attorney admitted in federal court that she tried to sell drugs to a GBI...
  • Jul 26

    Right To Appointed Counsel Upheld In Termination Of Parental Rights Case

    Right To Appointed Counsel Upheld In Termination Of Parental Rights Case
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has held that an indigent parent has the right to appointed counsel in a matter involving termination of parental rights. From the headnotes On August 1, 2013, with the agency’s consent, J.E.V. and D.G.V.…
  • Jul 26

    Ticket-Fixing Judge Reinstated In Ohio

    Ticket-Fixing Judge Reinstated In Ohio
    The Columbus Dispatch has a story of a judge's reinstatement to the Ohio Bar. Former Franklin County Judge Harland H. Hale's license to practice law was reinstated today by the Ohio Supreme Court. Hale's license was suspended in 2014 for...
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 25

    LendingTree, LLC v. Zillow, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    LendingTree, LLC v. Zillow, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    Claims of Another "Loan Application" Patent Invalidated under Section 101 By Joseph Herndon -- In a nonprecedential opinion issued earlier today, the Federal Circuit invalidated claims under 35 U.S.C. § 101 that had survived the District…
  • Jul 24

    Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)

    Shortridge v. Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC (Fed. Cir. 2016)
    By Michael Borella -- Douglas M. Shortridge, the named inventor of U.S. Patent No. 8,744,933, sued Foundation Construction Payroll Service, LLC ("Foundation") for infringement thereof in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of…
  • Jul 24

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    July 26, 2016 - "The Defend Trade Secrets Act of 2016: Leveraging the New Federal Framework to Protect IP -- Navigating the New IP Landscape, Evaluating Federal and State Causes of Action, Weighing Trade Secret vs. Patent Protection"…
Rank this Week: 65

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 19

    Highlighting Corporate Fraud Investigation

    Highlighting Corporate Fraud Investigation
    The unthinkable has happened. We have good employees. Our people are honest. They don’t steal from us. They’re like family. We trust them. So it goes when a company discovers a fraud from within. Then what happens? After the…
  • Jul 13

    Fraud and Infidelity: A Match Made in Heaven

    Fraud and Infidelity: A Match Made in Heaven
    What on earth do fraud and infidelity have in common? Quite a lot actually. While there may be no scientific studies available that analyze the correlation between financial fraud and infidelity, anecdotal evidence obtained while working in…
  • Jul 6

    The Wide-Reaching Impact of Financial Statement Fraud

    The Wide-Reaching Impact of Financial Statement Fraud
    Of all the fraud schemes perpetrated in our world today, financial statement fraud seems to get the least air time. That makes no sense, as financial statement fraud happens to be one of the most costly types of fraud. The problem is that…
Rank this Week: 66

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Jul 25

    What Do Trump's Economic Advisers Think of Trade and the TPP?

    What Do Trump's Economic Advisers Think of Trade and the TPP?
    As you can see from some of my recent posts, it's very difficult to get inside Donald Trump's head on trade. He says things, and it seems he can't possibly mean them because they are so outlandish, but maybe he...
  • Jul 24

    More Trump on Trade

    More Trump on Trade
    This is from an interview with Chuck Todd of NBC: CHUCK TODD: You bring that up, I want to get into the meat of the speech. And I was going to do this later, but you just brought up the...
  • Jul 21

    Trump's "Ideas" About Trade Are Bizarre

    Trump's "Ideas" About Trade Are Bizarre
    From the draft transcript of his speech tonight: I have a different vision for our workers. It begins with a new, fair trade policy that protects our jobs and stands up to countries that cheat. It’s been a signature message...
Rank this Week: 67

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: 68

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

    7/21 Session: A “Despicable” and “Perverse” Motion for Recusal, and a Possibly Toxic Courtroom

    7/21 Session: A “Despicable” and “Perverse” Motion for Recusal, and a Possibly Toxic Courtroom
    Thursday’s open session of the trial of five men accused of plotting 9/11 begins with a testy exchange between Judge Pohl and and one of the accused, Walid Bin Attash, who refuses several instructions to remain quiet and…
  • Jul 26

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    The Kremlin has denied accusations that it hacked the Democratic National Committee’s emails in order to interfere with the U.S. presidential election in favor of Republican nominee Donald Trump, dismissing the allegations as “an…
  • Jul 26

    Obama&#039;s Legal Legacy of Light Footprint Warfare

    Obama&amp;#039;s Legal Legacy of Light Footprint Warfare
    We have a new piece in The Washington Quarterly, titled “The Legal Legacy of Light-Footprint Warfare.”  President Obama’s approach to military intervention has generally emphasized stealthy and often long-distance…
Rank this Week: 69

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?

    Incentivizing creativity through suffering?
    Ana Swanson at the Washington Post reports on a study that appears to connect unhappiness with greater creativity.  If we care about incentivizing creative output, should we therefore deliberately torment artists? Borowiecki’s…
  • Jul 26

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA

    Reading list: the First Amendment and the FDA
    Christopher Robertson, A Trojan Horse? How Expansion of the First Amendment Threatens Much More than the Regulation of Off-Label Drugs, forthcoming, __ Ohio State Law Journal __ (2017)Abstract: Scholars, advocates, and courts have begun to…
  • Jul 26

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case

    Failure to do anything to show damages leads to fee award in false advertising case
    Gravelle v. Kaba Ilco Corp., No.13-CV-642, 2016 WL 3920208 (E.D.N.C. Jul. 15, 2016)Bringing false advertising claims isn’t risk free for the plaintiff. Not only may the defendant scrutinize the plaintiff’s own advertising for…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Jul 26

    What Will the CFPB's Debt Collection Regs Say?

    What Will the CFPB's Debt Collection Regs Say?
    The American Banker (behind paywall) and Bloomberg report speculations.
  • Jul 26

    Essay on the Supreme Court's Spokeo decision

    Essay on the Supreme Court's Spokeo decision
    In this short essay (subscription possibly required), public-interest lawyer Arthur Bryant explains why he thinks the Supreme Court's decision in Spokeo v. Robins is good news for consumers seeking to enforce their rights to statutory…
  • Jul 25

    What Should Courts Do About Validation Notices?

    What Should Courts Do About Validation Notices?
    by Jeff Sovern We now have reason to believe that validation notices fail to convey to consumers the information Congress wants consumers to have. If the CFPB addresses validation notices in its regulation, courts can simply follow the…
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/
  • Jul 18

    What Matters.

    What Matters.
    #allcatslivesmatter #alldogslivesmatter To be completely honest, I am not sure about anyone else....
  • Jul 11

    Answering Interrogatories.

    Answering Interrogatories.
    Several years ago, my friend and Renaissance man Ray Ward at his superb the (new) legal writer flagged a nicely done nuts-and-bolts resource for answering written interrogatories by Manhattan's Judge Gerald Lebovits which appeared in the…
  • Jul 11

    The Last Boomer: "It was the rock 'n' roll, mate".

    The Last Boomer: &quot;It was the rock 'n' roll, mate&quot;.
    I see them in the streets I see them in the field I hear them shouting under my feet And I know it's got to be real. Oh, Lord, deliver me All the wrong I've done You can deliver...
Rank this Week: 74

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: 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/
  • Jul 26

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?

    Payday Lending Regulation: The Substitution Effect?
    A common argument made against regulating small dollar credit products like payday loans is that regulation does nothing to address demand for credit, so consumers will simply substitute their consumption from payday loans to other products:…
  • Jul 18

    The Big 1-0

    The Big 1-0
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the launch of Credit Slips. We started the blog in the middle of a big research project as an exercise in team building We also thought the blog might be a place where we...
  • Jul 15

    GM & Ignition Switche

    GM &amp; Ignition Switche
    My take on the Second Circuit's opinion – which Levitin has also written about (and I agree with him that the used car analysis is a bit "off") – is over on Dealb%k. In short, I think that GM mostly...
Rank this Week: 76

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 26

    Police Violence and Reproductive Justice

    Police Violence and Reproductive Justice
    Cosmopolitan.com (Jul. 18, 2016): Police Violence Is a Reproductive Justice Issue, by Leslie Watson Malachi: In this piece, Malachi reflects on mothers who have lost their sons to violent police officers. Police violence is a reproductive…
  • Jul 25

    Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group

    Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group
    Buzzfeed (July 12, 2016): Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group, by Meredith Talusan: Jillian Weiss was just named the new executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. With a…
  • Jul 22

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction
    (July 22, 2016): Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals vacated Purvi Patel's feticide conviction and Class A felony conviction for neglect of a dependent. Patel was convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent for allegedly…
Rank this Week: 77

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 78

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

    OPINION: Estate of Woody v. Big Horn Co.

    OPINION: Estate of Woody v. Big Horn Co.
    CIVIL – NEGLIGENCE DA 16-0010, 2016 MT 180, IN THE MATTER OF THE ESTATE OF KENNETH R. WOODY IV, Deceased, by and through his person representative KENNETH R. WOODY, and LORRAINE WOODY, personal representative, on behalf of the heirs of…
  • Jul 26

    OPINION: Kelly v. Teton Prairie

    OPINION: Kelly v. Teton Prairie
    CIVIL – WATER RIGHTS ADJUDICATION DA 15-0786, 2016 MT 179, STEVEN KELLY, MONTE GIESE, HENRY NAGAMORI and KALANICK RANCH, INC., Plaintiffs and Appellees, v. TETON PRAIRIE LLC, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Jul 26

    OPINION: State v. Brave

    OPINION: State v. Brave
    CRIMINAL – SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITHOUT CONSENT DA 15-0072, 2016 MT 178, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JOEY WENDELL BRAVE, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 79

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jul 26

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak Grow

    Hawaii Hepatitis A Outbreak Grow
    It only looks like paradise I flew to Oahu Hawaii over the weekend to meet with two people impacted by what is now at least a 93 person hepatitis A... Continue Reading
  • Jul 24

    Common Link Still Elusive in Oahu Hepatitis a Outbreak

    Common Link Still Elusive in Oahu Hepatitis a Outbreak
    What can the 74 do to help health officials?  Being your own Jr. Epidemiologist. Sitting in my hotel room on the shores of Waikiki in the remnants of tropical storm... Continue Reading
  • Jul 22

    E. coli Outbreak Hits 12 in New Hampshire

    E. coli Outbreak Hits 12 in New Hampshire
    The New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Public Health Services (DPHS) is investigating an outbreak of Escherichia coli O157:H7 (E. coli) associated with ground beef. Since June,... Continue…
Rank this Week: 81

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 26

    Woman Sentenced To Jail For Pretending To Be A Tax Attorney

    Woman Sentenced To Jail For Pretending To Be A Tax Attorney
    Kimberly Kitchen worked as an attorney at a Pennsylvania law firm for over a decade. She even made partner. There was just one problem: she wasn't ever licensed to practice law.
  • Jul 24

    Sensing Shift In America, Former KKK Leader & Tax Felon Announces Senate Candidacy

    Sensing Shift In America, Former KKK Leader &amp; Tax Felon Announces Senate Candidacy
    David Duke, a former Grand Wizard for the Ku Klux Klan, has thrown his hat into the race for the Senate in Louisiana. Duke announced his candidacy over the weekend, saying, "I believe in equal rights for all and respect for all Americans."
  • Jul 22

    A Quick Look At Roth IRAs, Roth 401(k)s & The Man Responsible For Both

    A Quick Look At Roth IRAs, Roth 401(k)s &amp; The Man Responsible For Both
    William Victor "Bill" Roth Jr. would have been 95 today. Roth was a World War II veteran, a lawyer, a U.S. Representative and a U.S. Senator but is best known for creating the Roth IRA.
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: 82

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
  • Jul 26

    Checking up on Border Patrol Checkpoints to Stop Racial Profiling

    Checking up on Border Patrol Checkpoints to Stop Racial Profiling
    I had no idea military-style checkpoints existed within the United States. This piece was originally published in The Hill. Where are you going? Why are you going there? When did you purchase your vehicle? Can I search your car? Do you have…
  • Jul 26

    Will the 9/11 Defendants Ever Get a Fair Trial?

    Will the 9/11 Defendants Ever Get a Fair Trial?
    The government has been accused of destroying evidence in the 9/11 military commission, which has spanned more than a decade. I spent last week in Guantánamo Bay, where I was supposed to be observing four days of pre-trial hearings in…
  • Jul 22

    A Young Woman Seeking an Abortion Needs Compassionate Care, not Unnecessary Hurdle

    A Young Woman Seeking an Abortion Needs Compassionate Care, not Unnecessary Hurdle
    The Alaska Supreme Court overturns parental notice law for teenagers seeking an abortion. Today, the Alaska Supreme Court found unconstitutional a law requiring physicians to notify a parent, guardian, or custodian of a minor seeking an…
Rank this Week: 83

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair
    The new issue of The Nation, a magazine to which I've subscribed for at least 35 years (and have published in over many of those years) has a "special convention issue" with the overall title, on the cover, "We Still Need a Future to Believe…
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
Rank this Week: 84

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
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney
    Chapter 7 is the chapter under the Bankruptcy Code that most consumers file. It is seen as simple, fast, and, by some, “just filling out a few forms.” It isn’t. The picture to the left shows what can happen if you…
  • Jul 7

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

    Defining the Term &ldquo;Mortgage Arrearage&rdquo;
    Have you wondered what is meant by the term “mortgage arrearage?” As Bankruptcy Law Network member Jonathan Ginsberg explains, a mortgage arrearage simply refers to any missed mortgage payments. If, for example, you did not pay…
  • Jun 15

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    &ldquo;How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?&rdquo;
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
Rank this Week: 85

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Analysis of Beverley McLachlin's Output as Chief Justice of Canada

    Analysis of Beverley McLachlin's Output as Chief Justice of Canada
    The Court.ca blog run by students at Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto has just published part 2 of The Supreme Court by Numbers, an analysis of the output of Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin since she was appointed to her position in …
  • Jul 25

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on The Lean Law Library

    Canadian Association of Law Libraries Webinar on The Lean Law Library
    The Canadian Association of Law Libraries (CALL) is organizing a webinar on The Lean Law Library: How to Apply Process Improvement Concepts to your Organization on August 24, 2016 from 1 to 2:30PM Eastern: "Law libraries are under pressure…
  • Jul 24

    CanLII Takes Over Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research

    CanLII Takes Over Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research
    The Canadian Legal Information Institute (CanLII), the free law society-supported Internet site for finding Canadian jurisprudence and legislation, is taking over the Best Guide to Canadian Legal Research, a well-known website launched by…
Rank this Week: 86

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 87

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

    Al Alschuler on Judge Easterbrook

    Al Alschuler on Judge Easterbrook
    In an article in the Valparaiso Law Review, reported here, here, and here, former University of Chicago professor Al Alschuler descibes “eight falsehoods” in Judge Easterbrook's opinion in the Illinois Gov. George Ryan case. Alschuler's…
  • Jul 26

    Savannah Law Review CFP: American Legal Fiction

    Savannah Law Review CFP: American Legal Fiction
    The Savannah Law Review is hosting a symposium on "American Legal Fictions" on September 22. Cribbing now from their call for papers: The law is enmeshed with fictions. The judiciary as truthseeker disdains perjury yet imports…
  • Jul 26

    Will Tim Kaine Play the Harmonica at the DNC?

    Will Tim Kaine Play the Harmonica at the DNC?
    Paul Simon is a tough act to follow, but here is Tim Kaine playing Dylan's Don't Think Twice: And here is Will the Circle Be Unbroken: The fiddle player is Boyd Tinsley of the Dave Matthews Band
Rank this Week: 88

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jul 25

    Baby Killed in South Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident

    Baby Killed in South Los Angeles Pedestrian Accident
    A 10-month-old was killed in a pedestrian accident when the child and the mother were struck in a South Los Angeles crosswalk. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred the morning of July 21, 2016.…
  • Jul 20

    Man Killed in Orange County Motorcycle Accident

    Man Killed in Orange County Motorcycle Accident
    Navpreet Singh, 19, was killed in an Orange County motorcycle accident after he was struck by a vehicle that veered off its lane. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred on Santiago Canyon Road near…
  • Jul 12

    5-Year-Old Boy Nearly Drowns in Garden Grove Swimming Pool

    5-Year-Old Boy Nearly Drowns in Garden Grove Swimming Pool
    A 5-year-old boy nearly drowned in a swimming pool accident, which occurred at a community pool in Garden Grove. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the night of July 8, 2016 in the 13000 block of…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Jul 26

    “Leaks show DNC asked White House to reward donors with slots on boards and commissions”

    “Leaks show DNC asked White House to reward donors with slots on boards and commissions”
    Open Secrets: Email exchanges involving top officials at theDemocratic National Committee released along with private documents by WikiLeaks show that DNC officials hoped to reward top donors and insiders with appointments to federal boards…
  • Jul 26

    “Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.”

    “Spy Agency Consensus Grows That Russia Hacked D.N.C.”
    NYT: WASHINGTON — American intelligence agencies have told the White House they now have “high confidence” that the Russian government was behind the theft of emails and documents from the Democratic National Committee,…
  • Jul 26

    “Temporary Legislation, Better Regulation and Experimentalist Governance: An Empirical Study”

    “Temporary Legislation, Better Regulation and Experimentalist Governance: An Empirical Study”
    Ittai Bar-Siman-Tov has posted this draft on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article presents the findings of an extensive multi-method empirical study that explored the relationship between temporary legislation, better regulation, and…
Rank this Week: 90