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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/
  • Sep 15

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute

    Upcoming ABA CJS International White Collar Crime Institute
    I wanted to alert readers to the upcoming 3rd Annual American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section White Collar Crime Institute. This one and a half day event will occur in London, UK at the offices of Berwin Leighton Paisner (Adelaide...
  • Sep 8

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist

    Criminalizing the American Company – The Economist
    The Economist has an excellent article examining the criminalizing of American companies. The piece, entitled “A Mammoth Guilt Trip,” covers a lot of ground, including many of the most pressing issues in the field of corporate criminal…
  • Sep 3

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence

    Wine Fraudster Gets Ten-Year Sentence
    Last month Prof. Douglas Berman reported in his indispensable Sentencing Law and Policy blog about a ten-year prison sentence imposed by SDNY judge Richard Berman upon defendant Rudy Kurniawan, who had sold counterfeit wine to the very rich,…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Sep 13

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly

    Peter Thiel on the Virtues of Monopoly
    PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel has a terrific essay in the Review section of today’s Wall Street Journal.  The essay, Competition Is for Losers, is adapted from Mr. Thiel’s soon-to-be-released book, Zero to One:…
  • Sep 11

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement

    Reforming FTC Data Security Enforcement
    Recently I highlighted problems with the FTC’s enforcement actions targeting companies’ data security protection policies, and recommended that the FTC adopt a cost-benefit approach to regulation in this area.  Yesterday the…
  • Sep 11

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward

    Antitrust Enforcement in Reverse: Getting Efficiencies Backward
    A century ago Congress enacted the Clayton Act, which prohibits acquisitions that may substantially lessen competition. For years, the antitrust enforcement Agencies looked at only one part of the ledger – the potential for price…
Rank this Week: 47

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 27

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change

    SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Change
    With SXSW 2015 coming up, I have a panel proposal in for SXSW Film on the topic of filmmakers and copyright changes. I'd like your help to make it happen. The post SXSW Panel: Filmmakers and Copyright Changes appeared first on Plagiarism…
  • Aug 27

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo

    3 Count: Porn and Hippo
    Lovelace film producers emerge victorious in fair use test, Universal sues producer of VH1 reality show and NCIS' farting hippo sparks a lawsuit. The post 3 Count: Porn and Hippos appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 26

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism

    True Detective, Less True Plagiarism
    A joke at the Emmy's made light of plagiarism allegations against the show True Detective, but are the allegations really a laughing matter? The post True Detective, Less True Plagiarism appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 14

    Sunday morning on September 14, 2014

    Sunday morning on September 14, 2014
    Charles Osgood introduced the stories for September 14, 2014. First, Scotland breaking away. Second, an interview with Jessica Chastain. Third, art on pets. Fourth, Anthony Mason on Questlove. John Blackstone. Steve Hartman on a…
  • Sep 13

    Washington Post reports US Patent Office initiating review of telework in response to Congressional inquiry

    Washington Post reports US Patent Office initiating review of telework in response to Congressional inquiry
    In a post by Lisa Rein titled -- U.S. Patent office: ‘We are committed to taking any measures necessary’ to address telework fraud --, one learns that the USPTO will be hiring an outside consulting firm to look into the handling…
  • Sep 12

    Facebook prevails in Pragmatus case

    Facebook prevails in Pragmatus case
    The bottom line in Facebook v. Pragmatus:Because the Board erred in construing “addressinginformation of [the] device,” as recited in each independentclaim, we vacate and remand. The appellant Facebook (represented by Cooley)…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Sep 15

    Deputy seeks sex offender dick pic

    Deputy seeks sex offender dick pic
    A Sheriff's deputy in Wise County has been arrested in a bizarre incident. Sgt. Chad Hightower told sex offenders the state now required him to photograph them nude. He even told one fellow he must achieve an erection for the photo shoot,…
  • Sep 15

    Why Austin property taxes are so high

    Why Austin property taxes are so high
    Austin pays our cops too much, has too many of them, and most of our city council is in the pocket of the police union. So thanks to Bill Spelman and Laura Morrison for at least trying to inject reason (and math) into the city's…
  • Sep 15

    Texas' mandatory blood draw statute on DWI under fire

    Texas' mandatory blood draw statute on DWI under fire
    Texas' warrantless blood draw statute has been challenged and in some cases declared unconstitutional by intermediate state appellate judges in the wake of the Supreme Court's 2013 McNeely decision.  Tyler's 12th Court of Appeals…
Rank this Week: 50

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Sep 15

    Interval Licensing v. AOL: Post-Nautilus Indefinitene

    Interval Licensing v. AOL: Post-Nautilus Indefinitene
    By Jason Rantanen Interval Licensing LLC v. AOL, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014) Interval v AOL Panel: Taranto and Chen (author)* One of the most frequent criticisms of Nautilius v. Biosig is that it simply provides a  general standard (Section…
  • Sep 15

    Finding the limits of ineligibility

    Finding the limits of ineligibility
    by Dennis Crouch It is safe to say that hundreds of thousands of U.S. patents rely upon the manipulation of information or laws of nature as fundamental aspects of their respective inventions. Many of these patents rest on shaky ground…
  • Sep 14

    Why FRAND Commitments are Not (usually) Contract

    Why FRAND Commitments are Not (usually) Contract
    Guest Post by Professor Jorge L. Contreras There has been a fair amount of controversy recently over commitments that patent holders make to license patents on terms that are “fair, reasonable and non-discriminatory”…
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Sep 15

    Kamali on Felony and Intentionality in Medieval England

    Kamali on Felony and Intentionality in Medieval England
    Elizabeth Papp Kamali has posted Felonia Felonice Facta: Felony and Intentionality in Medieval England (Criminal Law and Philosophy (2014 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper explores the meaning of the word “felony” in…
  • Sep 15

    Pratt on Schneckloth v. Bustamonte

    Pratt on Schneckloth v. Bustamonte
    Alexandra L. Pratt has posted The Need for 'Knowing': Why the Iowa Supreme Court Should Reject Schneckloth v. Bustamonte and Impose a 'Knowing' Standard to Evaluate the Voluntariness of Consent Under Article One, Section Eight (Iowa Law…
  • Sep 15

    Collins on Domestic Violence

    Collins on Domestic Violence
    Erin R. Collins (New York University School of Law) has posted The Evidentiary Rules of Engagement in the War Against Domestic Violence (New York University Law Review, May 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Our criminal…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 53

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: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 55

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    If you like your plan...Well, too bad, so sad

    If you like your plan...Well, too bad, so sad
    Alert reader Jeff M sends along this timely reminder of the upheaval the ObamaTax has had on those most vulnerable:"Two of Pattie Curran’s three sons have rare bone marrow failure syndrome combined with a secondary mitochondrial disease…
  • Sep 15

    Obamacare 2.0, Outlook Not So Good

    Obamacare 2.0, Outlook Not So Good
    Obamacare 2.0 is about to be unveiled (after the fall election, of course) and already skeptics are Don't count on it going well.playing "what if?". The automatic renewal process for those who don't pick a plan by December 15, 2014 may be…
  • Sep 12

    Observable result

    Observable result
    Years ago, my youngest had a particularly painful episode which necessitated a trip to the ER at the local Children's Hospital. She actually stayed there overnight, but was not technically admitted.I never really understood that, but was told…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Sep 14

    Flextime As Reasonable Accommodation

    Flextime As Reasonable Accommodation
    Solomon v. Vilsack, ___F.3d___(D.C. Cir. Aug. 15, 2014), is an interesting case. The D.C. Circuit followed other circuits holding that the Department of Agriculture should have considered a flextime schedule for an employee under treatment…
  • Sep 12

    Call For Paper

    Call For Paper
    The Journal of Law and Health's Annual Symposium at Cleveland Marshall Law School has issued a call for papers which provides in part: You are invited to submit an Article for possible inclusion in the Journal of Law & Health’s...
  • Aug 27

    BA in Law

    BA in Law
    The University of Arizona has become the first college in the nation to offer a BA in law. A Findlaw article about the program, which still requires the student to attend law school if they want to be a lawyer,...
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Sep 15

    No Malpractice For Failure To Anticipate Change In Law

    No Malpractice For Failure To Anticipate Change In Law
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court affirmed the grant of summary judgment to the defendants in a legal malpractice claim. The client was a medical doctor who had an employment issue. The basis of the malpractice was the allegation that…
  • Sep 15

    Ring Of Truth

    Ring Of Truth
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has found no misconduct in a matter that came to light during a disciplinary proceeding against another attorney. The attorney was charged with dishonesty after testifying at a deposition about a ruby…
  • Sep 15

    Elevator Going Down

    Elevator Going Down
    An attorney who consented to disbarment in Pennsylvania has been reciprocally disbarred in New Jersey. The attorney engaged in deceitful misconduct (not for personal financial gain) in defending an elevator company in two persobal injury…
Rank this Week: 58

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping
    The latest issue of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 21, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:Filippo Dionigi, UN Security Council Resolutions as Factors of International Socialization: The Case of Hezbollah Hugh Breakey & Sidney…
  • Sep 15

    NYU Hauser Globalization Colloquium for Fall 2014

    NYU Hauser Globalization Colloquium for Fall 2014
    Here's the schedule for this fall's New York University School of Law Hauser Globalization Colloquium:September 10, 2014: Harold Hongju Koh (Yale Univ. – Law), How to End the Forever War? 9/11+13September 24, 2014: Robert Chesney (Univ.…
  • Sep 15

    Papastavridis & Trapp: Crimes at Sea / La criminalité en mer

    Papastavridis &amp; Trapp: Crimes at Sea / La criminalit&eacute; en mer
    Efthymios D. Papastavridis (Univ. of Thrace - Law; Academy of Athens) & Kimberley N. Trapp (Univ. College London - Law) have published Crimes at Sea /La criminalité en mer (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). The table of contents is here.…
Rank this Week: 59

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Sep 14

    FDA Warning Letters: Noodle Manufacturer and Seafood Processor

    FDA Warning Letters: Noodle Manufacturer and Seafood Processor
    Modern Macaroni Co. Ltd., manufacturers of Hawaiian-style Hula Brand noodles, earlier this month received a warning letter from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) charging that two of its major products are adulterated. The FDA…
  • Sep 14

    Food Company Executive Detained in Taiwan’s Ongoing ‘Gutter Oil’ Scandal

    Food Company Executive Detained in Taiwan’s Ongoing ‘Gutter Oil’ Scandal
    The chairman of a Taiwan-based company suspected of buying recycled waste oil and mixing it with lard oil for sale to unsuspecting customers was reportedly detained Saturday on suspicion of fraud. Officials said Yeh…
  • Sep 14

    Study: Flame Retardants in Baby Food Well Below Unsafe Level

    Study: Flame Retardants in Baby Food Well Below Unsafe Level
    The levels of flame retardant chemicals in baby food from the U.S. and China are well below levels considered unsafe, according to a new study conducted by researchers at the Indiana University School of Public and Environmental Affairs…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    How to Get a Fellowship: Advice?

    How to Get a Fellowship: Advice?
    It's fellowship application season -- for aspiring history professors, aspiring law professors, and established scholars. The Legal Scholarship Blog recently posted a link to Mary Dudziak's 2007 LHB post on "How to Get a Fellowship: Tips for…
  • Sep 15

    Conference: "The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race & Law at Twenty"

    Conference: &quot;The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race &amp; Law at Twenty&quot;
    Later this week, the Michigan Law Program in Race, Law & History will host a conference in honor of the Michigan Journal of Race & Law. Here's the program for "The Highest Tribute: The Michigan Journal of Race & Law at…
  • Sep 15

    ASLH Annual Meeting Program

    ASLH Annual Meeting Program
    And, while we're at it, we should note that the preliminary version of the program for the annual meeting if the American Society for Legal History is now up available through the ASLH's website.  The meeting will be in Denver, November…
Rank this Week: 61

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: 62

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Sep 15

    Questions about Telemedicine, CETA, and TTIP

    Questions about Telemedicine, CETA, and TTIP
    I've been watching the telemedicine industry with great interest. As with online education, I think there is great potential to offer medical services online. Not all of them, of course, but certainly many types of consultations could take…
  • Sep 14

    New Website

    New Website
    I thought I'd announce that I have a new website, which makes many of my publications available for downloading at one place, including selected forthcoming publications. From the menu you can find these under various topics, which include…
  • Sep 12

    Scotland and International Economic Law

    Scotland and International Economic Law
    Is it time to talk about the possibility of Scotland leaving the UK, and the implications for international economic law? Polls are showing that it could really happen. Maybe it will, maybe it won't. But I figure I should do...
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/
  • Sep 14

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Millennium Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Glenmark Pharmaceuticals Ltd. et al. 1:14-cv-01156; filed September 10, 2014 in the…
  • Sep 14

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    September 16, 2014 - "Section 103 and Obviousness: Capitalizing on CCPA and Early Federal Circuit Precedent -- Strategies for Withstanding Obviousness Rejections and Attacks on Patent Validity and Patentability" (Strafford) - 1:00 to 2:30 pm…
  • Sep 14

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting

    BCP Customer Partnership Meeting
    The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office will be holding its next biotechnology/chemical/pharmaceutical (BCP) customer partnership meeting on Wednesday, September 17, 2014. The latest BCP meeting will be the Office's first Bicoastal BCP (BCBCP)…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Sep 15

    Son of North Carolina State Rep. arrested, faces sex offense charge

    Son of North Carolina State Rep. arrested, faces sex offense charge
    9-15-2014 North Carolina: GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Officials confirm the son of North Carolina State Representative Michael Speciale Sr. is arrested and charged with 2nd degree sex offense. Pitt County detectives arrested 38-year-old…
  • Sep 14

    Sex offenders find shelter at Holland Rescue Mission

    Sex offenders find shelter at Holland Rescue Mission
    9-14-2014 Michigan: A 29 year-old man arrested for exposing himself to an 11 year-old girl in Holland is a registered sex offender living at the Holland Rescue Mission. And there are a lot of convicted sex offenders living at the…
  • Sep 14

    Officer arrested for photos of sex offender

    Officer arrested for photos of sex offender
    9-14-2014 Texas: A longtime officer at the Wise County Sheriff’s Office has been arrested for improper photography related to convicted sex offenders. Chad Alan Hightower, 41, of Boyd was charged Friday morning with improper photography…
Rank this Week: 65

Structured Settlements 4Real

Structured Settlements 4Real

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

http://structuredsettlements.typepad.com/structured_settlements_4r/
Rank this Week: 66

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Sep 15

    “Philadelphia is really the Ground Zero for forfeiture abuse”

    “Philadelphia is really the Ground Zero for forfeiture abuse”
    “The City of Brotherly Love can’t get enough of its citizens’ property and cash. The city is in a class by itself in the world of civil asset forfeiture, says Institute for Justice attorney Darpana Sheth” in this Cato…
  • Sep 15

    “Law firm mistakenly identifies dead smokers as alive in 588 suits”

    “Law firm mistakenly identifies dead smokers as alive in 588 suits”
    Details, always those picky details: “A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of 750 tobacco suits, citing this major problem: The Florida law firm that brought the cases had mistakenly identified 588 dead smokers as still…
  • Sep 14

    “It’s getting harder to climb the ladder”

    “It’s getting harder to climb the ladder”
    Is the American job market becoming less fluid, as a new paper by Steven Davis and John Haltiwanger argues, with less job-switching and fewer vacancies opening up at established employers? And to the extent this is an unwelcome trend, which…
Rank this Week: 67

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
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/
  • Sep 15

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) We interrupt your regularly scheduled Lawfare Event Calender to bring you: The Future of Civilian Robotics. Monday, September 15th at 2 pm: Governance Studies at…
  • Sep 15

    Happening Now: The Future of Civilian Robotic

    Happening Now: The Future of Civilian Robotic
    At the top of the hour, Ben will host a conversation at the Brookings Institution with Wells Bennett, John Villasenor, and Gregory McNeal on The Future of Civilian Robotics. We hope you will join us for a lively discussion of the many…
  • Sep 15

    Al-Hadi Case: September 15 Session

    Al-Hadi Case: September 15 Session
     A note to readers: business back at Brookings will keep your correspondent away from Fort Meade, and from observing, almost live and via CCTV broadcast,  a two-day pre-trial hearing in the military commission case of United…
Rank this Week: 69

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Sep 14

    Legal Citation Hackathon, 13 September 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Legal Citation Hackathon, 13 September 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Legal Citation Hackathon was held 13 September 2014 at Fastcase, in Washington, DC. The event was organized by DC Legal Hackers. Projects and datasets worked on at the hackathon are listed at:…
  • Sep 14

    Zvenyach: Coding for Lawyer

    Zvenyach: Coding for Lawyer
    V. David Zvenyach has released a book entitled Coding for Lawyers. The book currently covers regular expressions, Markdown, HTML, data types, using arrays, and coding in Python. The GitHub repository for the book is at:…
  • Sep 14

    Ramakrishna and Paschke: Semi-Automated Vocabulary Building for Structured Legal English

    Ramakrishna and Paschke: Semi-Automated Vocabulary Building for Structured Legal English
    Shashishekar Ramakrishna and Adrian Paschke presented a paper entitled Semi-Automated Vocabulary Building for Structured Legal English, at RuleML 2014: International Web Rule Symposium, held 18-20 August 2014 in Prague. Here is the abstract…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Sep 15

    Lauren Willis Paper: Performance-Based Consumer Law

    Lauren Willis Paper: Performance-Based Consumer Law
    Lauren E. Willis of Loyola Los Angeles has written Performance-Based Consumer Law. Here is the abstract: When firm and consumer interests are not well-aligned, the resulting transactions are often lousy, whether one uses consumer autonomy or…
  • Sep 15

    Can Pseudonyms Make Better Online Citizens?

    Can Pseudonyms Make Better Online Citizens?
    ...asks this Harvard Magazine review of The Social Machine: Designs for Living Online, by Judith Donath. The review explains: One of [Donath's] goals is to help readers recognize possibilities between real names and online anonymity. She…
  • Sep 12

    California's new Consumer Free Speech Act: Coming to a State Near You?

    California's new Consumer Free Speech Act: Coming to a State Near You?
    by Ted Mermin (Executive Director, Public Good Law Center), guest blogger As Scott Michelman's earlier post explained, the new California law barring nondisparagement clauses in consumer contracts promises to restrain a pernicious practice…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 74

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/
  • Sep 15

    Digital Wallet

    Digital Wallet
    Interesting op-ed on digital wallets by Edward Castronova and Joshua Fairfield in the NYT. I'm a little more skeptical. Thoughts follow the break. (1) We already live in a world of digital currency. Thanks to fractional reserve banking and…
  • Sep 12

    Settling Detroit: Remembering General Unsecured Creditor

    Settling Detroit: Remembering General Unsecured Creditor
    The trial on the City of Detroit's restructuring takes a hiatus while insurer Syncora and others try to finalize a settlement. The deal seems to be a hybrid of enhanced treatment for Syncora's class of claims in Detroit's plan (class...
  • Sep 10

    Apple Pay and the CFPB

    Apple Pay and the CFPB
    Apple Pay has been getting a lot of attention, and I hope to do a longer post on it, but for now let me highlight one possible issue that does not seem to have gotten any attention. I think Apple...
Rank this Week: 75

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Sep 15

    U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We’re #32!

    U.S. Ranks Near The Bottom For Tax Competitiveness: We’re #32!
    The Tax Foundation released its report today ranking the 34 OECD countries in terms of tax policy. Where did the United States rank? Here's a hint: Not in the top 31.
  • Sep 15

    Back To School 2014: Paying For School & Expenses With A Coverdell ESA

    Back To School 2014: Paying For School &amp; Expenses With A Coverdell ESA
    Trying to figure out how to pay for education expenses? Why not consider a Coverdell ESA which allows you to sock away money for both elementary and secondary school expenses which may include tuition, room and board and supplies?
  • Sep 13

    Back To School 2014: Casualty Loss And Theft Deduction

    Back To School 2014: Casualty Loss And Theft Deduction
    Most taxpayers know that deductions are available for businesses which suffer a loss as a result of a theft or casualty (like a natural disaster). But did you know that individual taxpayers can claim a tax deduction for those losses, too?
Rank this Week: 76

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

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

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/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 78

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
  • Sep 15

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight

    TSA Agents Demand to Pat Down Passenger AFTER His Flight
    Via Amy Alkon, the stupidity of this speaks for itself. Kahler Nygard had “SSSS” on his boarding pass, which means he should have gotten extra groping from TSA in the security line BEFORE his flight. Someone decided he…
  • Sep 15

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit

    Recreating Books and Records For a Tax Audit
    You are being audited. These are some of the most dreaded words an individual or business will ever hear from a state or federal tax auditor. They invoke fear, panic, and sometimes anger. Most of all, they create a need for documentation.…
  • Sep 11

    “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice

    “MLM Lawyer” Sued For Legal Malpractice
    This may be old news to some of you, but I’m finally getting around to writing about it. In June 2014, the receiver in the Zeek Rewards Ponzi scheme case sued the infamous MLM lawyer Kevin Grimes (and his law firm) for legal…
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform

    Judith Baer, Ironic Freedom: Personal Choice, Public Policy, and the Paradox of Reform
    Professor Judy Baer is the best feminist theorist most readers of Balkinization have never heard of.  Her works, most notably Our Lives Before the Law and The Constitutional and Legal Rights of Women (with Leslie Goldstein) are classics…
  • Sep 12

    Obama's Unconstitutional War

    Obama's Unconstitutional War
    There wasn't enough space on the New York Times' op-ed page for me to elaborate a key legal issue in my critique of Obama's unilateral declaration of war against ISIS. My essay emphasized that in 2001 Congress rejected President Bush's…
  • Sep 11

    The Elasticity of War: The Ever Expanding AUMF

    The Elasticity of War: The Ever Expanding AUMF
    President Obama may not have initiated the War on Terrorism, but he has certainly become attached to it. The administration now maintains that the President's announced campaign to use force against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant…
Rank this Week: 80

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 15

    Recently Released Research from Public Safety Canada on Witness Protection Program

    Recently Released Research from Public Safety Canada on Witness Protection Program
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications includes a "Research Brief" from Public Safety Canada on Witness Protection Programs in Selected Countries:"This paper reviews the practices and outcomes of witness…
  • Sep 15

    Recently Released Research from Justice Canada on Malicious Referrals to Child Welfare Agencie

    Recently Released Research from Justice Canada on Malicious Referrals to Child Welfare Agencie
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications includes a Justice Canada research report from 2013 on Malicious Referrals, Custody Disputes and Police Involvement in the Canadian Child Welfare System: Data Tables…
  • Sep 14

    Recently Released Research Summaries from Correctional Services Canada

    Recently Released Research Summaries from Correctional Services Canada
    The latest issue of the Weekly Checklist of Canadian Government Publications refers to a number of research documents released recently by Correctional Services Canada :Substance Abuse Problem Severity, Treatment Readiness, and Response Bias…
Rank this Week: 81

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

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 83

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 15

    District Judge Finds Ohio's Prohibition of Campaign Falsehoods Violates First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Ohio's Prohibition of Campaign Falsehoods Violates First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a 25 page opinion replete with bolded underlined language, Judge Timothy Black held Ohio's statutory provisions prohibiting political false statements in Susan B.…
  • Sep 12

    Senate Fails to Advance Campaign Finance Amendment

    Senate Fails to Advance Campaign Finance Amendment
    Senate Republicans unanimously blocked the campaign finance constitutional amendment proposed by Democrats. The measure, S.J. Res. 19, failed 54 to 42, short of the 60 votes necessary to close debate and move to a vote on the merits. The…
  • Sep 11

    Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey's Ban on Sexual Conversion Therapy Against First Amendment Challenge

    Third Circuit Upholds New Jersey's Ban on Sexual Conversion Therapy Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Third Circuit has upheld the constitutionality of New Jersey A3371 banning "sexual orientation change efforts" (SOCE), also known as sexual conversion…
Rank this Week: 84

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: 85

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Sep 15

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy

    Crowdfunding and Medical Philanthropy
    Crowdfunding site GoFundMe recently removed the funding page for a person looking to crowdfund her abortion. Past crowdfunding campaigns have funded fertility treatments, gender confirmation surgeries, organ transplants, and other medical…
  • Sep 15

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation

    I'm Done with ABA Accreditation
    I was recently asked to serve on an ABA site team to reaccredit a law school. I have done this before; it’s hard work, but it’s fun. You get to see how another law school operates and meet many legal...
  • Sep 14

    Hobby Lobby Redux: 7 Corporate Law/Theory Quote

    Hobby Lobby Redux: 7 Corporate Law/Theory Quote
    This coming Tuesday, I am scheduled to provide a brief overview of the corporate law/theory aspects of Hobby Lobby as part of the University of Akron’s Supreme Court Roundup. What follows are the seven key quotes from the opinion that...
Rank this Week: 86

Class Action Defense Blog

Class Action Defense Blog

Covers CAFA, class certification, employment law, FCRA, FDCPA and multidistrict litigation. By Michael Hassen of Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://classactiondefense.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 87

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 88

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Toronto Estate Law Blog

Covers estate litigation, ethics, executors & trustees, succession planning and wills. Includes podcasts on estate and succession planning. By Hull & Hull.

http://estatelaw.hullandhull.com/
  • Sep 14

    Should you discuss the contents of your Will?

    Should you discuss the contents of your Will?
    A study published by Fidelity Investments, Fidelity’s Intra-Family Generational Finance Study, reveals that many adult children and their parents avoid having family discussions about estate planning. The study surveyed parents who were…
  • Sep 11

    End of Life Battles Continue

    End of Life Battles Continue
    A recent article in the National Post discusses the case of Douglas DeGuerre who died from cardiac arrest in 2008 at Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre. Mr. DeGuerre’s daughter, Ms. Joy Wawrzyniak, had requested a “full code”…
  • Sep 10

    Cost of Future Care Report

    Cost of Future Care Report
      When a dependant of a deceased person brings a support claim against the deceased’s estate under the Succession Law Reform Act, one of the factors that a court will consider in determining the quantum of support to be awarded is…
Rank this Week: 89

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
  • Sep 15

    Fear of ISIS Triggers Double Threat to Checks and Balance

    Fear of ISIS Triggers Double Threat to Checks and Balance
    Whatever you may think of the harms carried out by the group referred to as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the fear of ISIS is now creating a double threat to our system of checks and balances. We now have a Congress so anxious…
  • Sep 12

    The ACLU Supports Campaign Finance Reform and Free Speech

    The ACLU Supports Campaign Finance Reform and Free Speech
    This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. For an organization that works on issues as diverse as drones, women's rights, racial justice, war powers, immigration and flag burning, internal debates are inevitable and healthy. We…
  • Sep 12

    Today in Voter Suppression: Wisconsin Edition

    Today in Voter Suppression: Wisconsin Edition
    Why does the state of Wisconsin want voter ID for voters? It's not to prevent voter fraud--- there have been ZERO instances of in-person voter fraud, which the state's 2011 voter ID law purports to address. Instead, it disenfranchises voters…
Rank this Week: 90