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Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 19

    How To Save The Net

    How To Save The Net
    We asked some of the biggest stakeholders in the Internet as we know it to lay out ways we can fix it. We are excited to present you with six thoughtful solutions to problems urgently facing the future of the Internet.
  • Aug 19

    How to Save the Net: Don’t Give In to Big ISP

    How to Save the Net: Don’t Give In to Big ISP
    The next Netflix won't stand a chance if the largest US Internet service providers are allowed to merge or demand extra fees from content companies trying to reach their subscribers.
  • Aug 19

    How to Save the Net: Break Up the NSA

    How to Save the Net: Break Up the NSA
    The NSA has too many missions: a military mission dedicated to network attacks and political espionage, a law enforcement mission focused on individual bad actors across the globe, and a defensive mission devoted to protecting the nation's…
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/
  • Aug 18

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright

    New Paper on SSOs, SEP and Antitrust by Joanna Tsai & Joshua Wright
    An important new paper was recently posted to SSRN by Commissioner Joshua Wright and Joanna Tsai.  It addresses a very hot topic in the innovation industries: the role of patented innovation in standard setting organizations (SSO),…
  • Aug 15

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema

    Microsoft’s Android Anathema
    Microsoft wants you to believe that Google’s business practices stifle competition and harm consumers. Again. The latest volley in its tiresome and ironic campaign to bludgeon Google with the same regulatory club once used against…
  • Aug 13

    Teslas’s New Patent Policy: Long Live the Patent System!

    Teslas’s New Patent Policy: Long Live the Patent System!
    [First posted to the CPIP Blog on June 17, 2014] Last Thursday, Elon Musk, the founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, issued an announcement on the company’s blog with a catchy title: “All Our Patent Are Belong to You.”…
Rank this Week: 47

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 19

    5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy When Sending DMCA Notice

    5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy When Sending DMCA Notice
    Sending DMCA or other copyright notices can mean putting your personal information in the hands of infringers. Here's how to prevent that. The post 5 Ways to Protect Your Privacy When Sending DMCA Notices appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 19

    3 Count: Bulbasaur Fainted

    3 Count: Bulbasaur Fainted
    Broadcasters seek a broad injunction against Aereo, Rightscorp wasn't to redirect pirates until they pay and Pokemon planter draws Nintendo's ire. The post 3 Count: Bulbasaur Fainted appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 18

    Plagiarism Today Moves to HTTPS (And How You Can Too)

    Plagiarism Today Moves to HTTPS (And How You Can Too)
    Plagiarism Today recently made the move to HTTPS, here's why we did it and, more importantly, how you can do it on your site. The post Plagiarism Today Moves to HTTPS (And How You Can Too) 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/
  • Aug 19

    CAFC affirms inequitable conduct against Apotex in Moexipril case

    CAFC affirms inequitable conduct against Apotex in Moexipril case
    The CAFC affirmed the district court (SD Fl) holding of inequitable conductagainst Apotex as to the prosecution of US '556 in Apotex v. UCB. Judge Reyna authored the precedential opinion,which is a useful guide for understanding "inequitable…
  • Aug 19

    Lauren Cohen et al. go after "patent trolls"

    Lauren Cohen et al. go after "patent trolls"
    The abstract for Patent Trolls... statesWe provide theoretical and empirical evidence on the evolution and impact ofnon-practicing entities (NPEs) in the intellectual property space. Heterogeneity ininnovation, given a cost of…
  • Aug 18

    Forbes dipping into yellow journalism on patent reform?

    Forbes dipping into yellow journalism on patent reform?
    from VC/DC: The Patent Crisis Deteriorates The bigger problem, as we discussed, is that many of the patents should probably never have been granted in the first place. The U.S. patent office in particular has in the last ten years been so…
Rank this Week: 49

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Aug 19

    Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO

    Myriad Patents Now Challenged at the PTO
    Myriad v. Gene Dx, Inc. In 2013, the US Supreme Court invalidated Myriad’s patent claims covering isolated DNA coding for the cancer causing BRCA1/BRCA2 by ruling that those isolated genes were unpatentable products of nature. However,…
  • Aug 18

    USPTO RCE Backlog Coming Down

    USPTO RCE Backlog Coming Down
    In its most recent annual report, the USPTO indicated that 560,000 non-provisional utility patent applications were filed during the fiscal year. (FY2013). The report fails to mention that 30% of those “new” filings were not…
  • Aug 17

    Upcoming Event

    Upcoming Event
    By Dennis Crouch I’m looking forward to a few upcoming events for patent law professionals: September 7-9, 2014, the Intellectual Property Owners Association (IPO) will hold its annual meeting in beautiful Vancouver BC. I’ll be…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Aug 19

    Max Soffar’s Last Appeal

    Max Soffar’s Last Appeal
    Michael Berryhill chairs the journalism department at Texas Southern University. He asked Grits to publish this extended guest post by him on the Max Soffar capital murder case, which also inspired this recent Dallas Morning News editorial.…
  • Aug 18

    Send in the clowns: Montgomery County jail woe

    Send in the clowns: Montgomery County jail woe
    The Montgomery County Commissioners Court's on-again off-again love affair with private corrections just took an odd turn.Now, after recently selling a facility next door to their own jail to the GEO Group because they couldn't maintain the…
  • Aug 18

    Throwing shade on driver surcharge

    Throwing shade on driver surcharge
    There have been two recent news articles on Texas' Driver Responsibility surcharge:Texas Tribune: Is traffic surcharge program a trap for Texas drivers?El Paso Times: Rep. Joe Pickett's proposed changes to Driver Responsibility Program taking…
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/
  • Aug 19

    Walters on Hate Crime

    Walters on Hate Crime
    Mark Walters (University of Sussex Law School) has posted Why the Rochdale Gang Should Have Been Sentenced as 'Hate Crime' Offenders (Criminal Law Review (2). pp. 131-144, 2013) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article examines the case…
  • Aug 19

    "Is there any good argument against the right to record the cops?"

    "Is there any good argument against the right to record the cops?"
    Will Baude has this interesting post at The Volokh Conspiracy, offering but not endorsing the following arguments: 1, sometimes police officers are doing sensitive tasks that would be undermined by publicity, like meeting with confidential…
  • Aug 19

    Kreag on The Brady Colloquy

    Kreag on The Brady Colloquy
    Jason Kreag (University of Arizona Rogers College of Law) has posted The Brady Colloquy (67 Stanford Law Review Online, 2014, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Ensuring that prosecutors comply with their ethical and due process…
Rank this Week: 52

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: 53

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

http://www.chillingeffects.org/
  • Aug 19

    Takedown Request via Other Legal Complaint to YouTube

    Takedown Request via Other Legal Complaint to YouTube
    International: Takedown Request via Other Legal Complaint to YouTube; <br> <i>From:</i> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKjsKE5sJU8oCse7fn3NbCw (ES) <i>To:</i> YouTube (Google, Inc.)
  • Aug 19

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> GreenishWeb <i>To:</i> Google, Inc. [Blogger]<br><i>Date:</i> 2011-11-12
  • Aug 19

    Google Image Search - IT - Privacy -

    Google Image Search - IT - Privacy -
    International: Google Image Search - IT - Privacy -; <br> <i>From:</i> Massimiliano Cioffi (Italy) <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 19

    A Tale of Two Baarles: Crazy-Quilt Maps and Sovereignty Over Certain Frontier Land

    A Tale of Two Baarles: Crazy-Quilt Maps and Sovereignty Over Certain Frontier Land
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Radiolab has  posted an informative and entertaining essay entitled “How to Cross 5 International Borders in 1 Minute without Sweating.” It describes the intertwined municipalities of the Dutch…
  • Aug 18

    Emerging Voices: Interstate Arbitration: Awakening the “Sleeping Beauty of the Peace Palace”

    Emerging Voices: Interstate Arbitration: Awakening the “Sleeping Beauty of the Peace Palace”
    by Tamar Meshel by Tamar Meshel [Tamar Meshel is an SJD Candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.] In the early 1990s, a trend emerged among international legal scholars and practitioners aimed at reviving the Permanent…
  • Aug 17

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 18, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 18, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Kenya is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Aug 19

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014

    Best Paying Jobs of 2014
    Yahoo Finance posted an interesting article about the best paying jobs of 2014. They report on a survey done by the job portal Careercast.com which utilized data from the BLS. Below is a useful chart published by Yahoo:
  • Aug 6

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance

    Randall, A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstance
    Harvey Randall just updated his wonderful treatise on NYS Public Employee Discipline entitled "A Reasonable Penalty Under The Circumstances." We reviewed this book before and it just gets better and better. Every lawyer who…
  • Aug 4

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee

    Instructor at Yoga School Is An Employee
    Matter of Yoga Vida v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D. 3d___(3d Dep't. July 31, 2014), is an interesting case. In the context of Unemployment, the court had to decide whether a Yoga instructor was an employee. In concluding that she was,...
Rank this Week: 56

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Facebook for Physician

    Facebook for Physician
    Earlier this month, the Wall Street Journal reported that Wellpoint and Blue Shield of California are partnering to create a Health Information Exchange, or HIE. An HIE is a federally-funded network designed to “allow patients’…
  • Aug 19

    Transparency redefined

    Transparency redefined
    We've long been fans of transparency in health care, both its delivery and its financing. That is, the ability of the consumer to pre-determine how much a given procedure or med may cost, in order to make an informed decision.But transparency…
  • Aug 19

    Cavalcade of Risk #215 – Dog Days of Summer Edition is up

    Cavalcade of Risk #215 – Dog Days of Summer Edition is up
    Paul Dzielinski makes his CavRisk debut (a day early, how's that for promptness!) with an excellent round-up of interesting posts, and his own helpful insights on each one.Bravo, Paul! Original content copyright © InsureBlog
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/
  • Aug 19

    E-Mail Misconduct Draws Reprimand

    E-Mail Misconduct Draws Reprimand
    A North Carolina attorney has been reprimanded for misconduct in a "protracted and extremely contentious" domestic relations matter. The misconduct involved ex parte e-mails to the judge and her law clerk. While the attorney had…
  • Aug 18

    I Walk (Over) The Line

    I Walk (Over) The Line
    From the web page of theTennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a Memphis attorney’s 60-day suspension from the practice of law for his behavior during a trial. Attorney R. Sadler Bailey was representing a…
  • Aug 18

    Not For Personal Use

    Not For Personal Use
    An attorney convicted in a drug distribution case has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The attorney signed for and accepted four UPS packages that contained approximately 243 pounds of marijuana. The UPS agent was actually an…
Rank this Week: 58

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Aug 19

    Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened

    Peanut, Almond Butters Recalled for Possible Salmonella Contamination After Four Sickened
    Six brands of peanut butter and almond butter have been recalled for possible Salmonella contamination. The recall, announced Tuesday, includes peanut and almond butter products sold by Kroger, Safeway, Trader Joe’s and Whole…
  • Aug 19

    Alaska Health Officials Suspect Botulism in One Death, Two Illnesse

    Alaska Health Officials Suspect Botulism in One Death, Two Illnesse
    Officials with the Alaska Division of Public Health are reported to be looking into a potential botulism cluster in the Yukon-Kuskokwim Delta area west of Anchorage linked to the consumption of fermented fish heads. After four people shared a…
  • Aug 18

    GRAS Concerns are Back in the Media Spotlight

    GRAS Concerns are Back in the Media Spotlight
    Quorn is getting some press coverage again after a Sunday Washington Post article laid out the Food and Drug Administration’s lack of oversight concerning the safety of food additives. Mycoprotein is a fungus-based meat substitute that…
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 9

    ILR: On Vacation

    ILR: On Vacation
    I'll be back the week of August 18.
  • Aug 7

    New Issue: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economic

    New Issue: International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economic
    The latest issue of International Environmental Agreements: Politics, Law and Economics (Vol. 12, no. 3, September 2014) is out. Contents include:Avidan Kent, Implementing the principle of policy integration: institutional interplay and the…
  • Aug 7

    New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public

    New Issue: Revue Générale de Droit International Public
    The latest issue of the Revue Générale de Droit International Public (Vol. 118, no. 2, 2014) is out. Contents include:Joël Lebullenger, Les mécanismes de règlement des litiges des accords externes de l'Union…
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/
  • Aug 19

    The APS's Franklin Research Grant

    The APS's Franklin Research Grant
    We have the following announcement of the Franklin Research Grants of the American Philosophical Society.]Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to…
  • Aug 19

    Thompson on NC Quakers and Manumission

    Thompson on NC Quakers and Manumission
    Jessica Lee Thompson, a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill School of Law, has posted “Toward Freedom for All”: North Carolina Quaker Legal Theory on the Trust for Manumissions.  Here is the abstract:The Perquimans event was…
  • Aug 18

    New Release: Vol. 6 of the Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

    New Release: Vol. 6 of the Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior
    New from the University of Virginia Press (distributed for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts): Portrait of a Patriot, Volume 6: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior, edited by Daniel R. Coquillette (Boston College)…
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/
  • Aug 18

    APEC’s Complementarity to the WTO via Plurilateral Agreement

    APEC’s Complementarity to the WTO via Plurilateral Agreement
    Now that the WTO members failed to adopt the protocol on the Trade Facilitation (TF) Agreement, APEC members try to fill in the gap. APEC Leaders instructed their officials to work toward the APEC TF Agreement between APEC members and...
  • Aug 18

    What Should the U.S. Judge in the Argentina Debt Case Have Done?

    What Should the U.S. Judge in the Argentina Debt Case Have Done?
    I'm still trying to sort out what I think should happen in the Argentina debt crisis case. I gather that a lot of people are mad at the U.S. judge who prevented Argentina from making payments to those creditors who...
  • Aug 17

    Russia’s Account of Negotiation History: Reason for Deletion Further Explained

    Russia’s Account of Negotiation History: Reason for Deletion Further Explained
    On the question raised in my last post – what was the reason for deleting from Russia’s accession protocol the sentence on non-derogation of its rights under the WTO Agreement – I have now located further explanation in…
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/
  • Aug 18

    I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)

    I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2014)
    By Michael Borella -- Ever since the 2010 Supreme Court opinion in Bilski v. Kappos was handed down, the debate over the scope of patent-eligibility under 35 U.S.C. § 101 has been at times stimulating, complex, comical, and frustrating.…
  • Aug 17

    Court Report

    Court Report
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Unimed Pharmaceuticals LLC et al. v. Perrigo Co. et al. 1:14-cv-01004; filed July 31, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Aug 17

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    August 18-19, 2014 - Advanced Patent Prosecution Workshop 2014: Claim Drafting & Amendment Writing (Practising Law Institute) - San Francisco, CA August 18-20, 2014 - Advanced Patent Law Seminars (Chisum Patent Academy) - Seattle, WA…
Rank this Week: 64

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/
  • Aug 18

    Structured Settlement Payment Rights | Resolving Conflicts of Interest

    Structured Settlement Payment Rights | Resolving Conflicts of Interest
    How does a settlement planner resolve conflicts of interest that result from advising sellers of structured settlement payment rights and buyers of structured settlement payment rights if those... This is a content summary only. Please click…
  • Aug 17

    California Annuity Consumer Protection | Agent Jailed 4 Months!

    California Annuity Consumer Protection | Agent Jailed 4 Months!
    The massive regulatory gap between every other financial services sector and the the sector that solicits, sellers and investors in structured settlement payment rights has never been more evident... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Aug 17

    JGWPT Deploys "Good Cop/Bad Cop" Ad Strategy| Will Consumers Buy It?

    JGWPT Deploys &quot;Good Cop/Bad Cop&quot; Ad Strategy| Will Consumers Buy It?
    Both Peachtree Financial Solutions and JG Wentworth "profit from providing a lump sum of cash to folks in need of immediate capital by purchasing their future streams of (structured settlement)... This is a content summary only. Please click…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Aug 18

    Mandatory life sentence for NJ child molesters proposed again

    Mandatory life sentence for NJ child molesters proposed again
    8-18-2014 New Jersey: Convicted child predators could face a mandatory life sentence under legislation one New Jersey lawmaker continues to push. In August of 1994, just days after 7-year-old Megan Kanka was brutally raped and murdered by a…
  • Aug 17

    Wake Up California Therapists! Protecting Client Confidentiality per Proposed California Law AB 1775

    Wake Up California Therapists! Protecting Client Confidentiality per Proposed California Law AB 1775
    8-17-2014 California: The Current Situation vs. AB 1775 For a very long time, California psychotherapists have been required to break client confidentiality only when we believe a minor or dependent adult is in imminent danger of serious…
  • Aug 17

    Sex Offender Programming In Iowa Starts at Mount Pleasant

    Sex Offender Programming In Iowa Starts at Mount Pleasant
    See also: Iowa Preparing For Huge Increase In Sex Offenders Entering Probation, Parole 8-17-2014 Iowa: The programming hub for incarcerated sex offenders is at the Mount Pleasant Correctional Facility. The medium security prison houses men…
Rank this Week: 66

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • 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: 67

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 19

    So long, “Uber of the sky”

    So long, “Uber of the sky”
    Federal Aviation Administration bans plane-sharing startups in which guest rider agrees to chip in toward gas money [Josh Constine, TechCrunch] Tweet Tags: aviation, taxis and ridesharing So long, “Uber of the sky” is a post from…
  • Aug 19

    Should cops wear cameras?

    Should cops wear cameras?
    I’m at 1:45 in this report that aired on WOAI (San Antonio), Fox 45 Baltimore, and other Sinclair Broadcasting stations nationwide, with accompanying article. See Nick Gillespie in Time, also linked yesterday; earlier on police cameras…
  • Aug 19

    Labor and employment roundup

    Labor and employment roundup
    After Harris v. Quinn, states and unions begin dropping mandatory dues collection for home health carers [Michigan Capitol Confidential, Fox; my two cents at Free State Notes on Maryland's heel-dragging] Macy’s in suburban Boston is…
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/
  • Aug 19

    So Where Do War Powers Reports Come From?

    So Where Do War Powers Reports Come From?
    Over the last nine weeks, President Obama has sent five war powers notices to Congress in what may be the most concentrated period of Presidential war powers reporting in history.  These notices include four notices regarding Iraq (on…
  • Aug 19

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #31: A Debate Over Sen. Leahy’s USA Freedom Act

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #31: A Debate Over Sen. Leahy’s USA Freedom Act
    The Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is on hiatus in August, but we’ve brought it back for a special appearance – a debate over Senator Patrick Leahy’s version of the USA Freedom Act sponsored by the Federalist…
  • Aug 19

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that rockets may have been fired from Gaza into Israel today. If the reports are correct, this action would break the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that was reported to have been renewed for an additional…
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
  • Aug 18

    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource

    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource
    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco was held August 15-17, 2014, in San Francisco, California, USA. The event’s Website is at: http://legalsf.startupweekend.org/ The Twitter hashtag for the event was #legaltechSW The Twitter account…
  • Aug 18

    Camilleri et al.: A Controlled Natural Language for Contract-Oriented Diagram

    Camilleri et al.: A Controlled Natural Language for Contract-Oriented Diagram
    John J. Camilleri, Gabriele Paganelli, and Gerardo Schneider have published A CNL for Contract-Oriented Diagrams, in CNL 2014: 4th International Workshop on Controlled Natural Language, Galway, Ireland, August 20-22, 2014 (Springer, 2014).…
  • Aug 14

    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco, 15-17 August 2014: Links and resource

    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco, 15-17 August 2014: Links and resource
    LegalTech Startup Weekend San Francisco is scheduled to be held August 15-17, 2014, in San Francisco, California, USA. The event’s Website is at: http://legalsf.startupweekend.org/ The Twitter account for the event appears to be…
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Postal Banking History

    Postal Banking History
    by Jeff Sovern Various advocates have been calling recently for the Postal Service to get back into banking to seve the unbanked or underbanked. The financial industry has largely opposed postal banking, preumably because it doesn't want the…
  • Aug 19

    Ninth Circuit: website's terms of use unenforceable where consumer lacked reasonable notice

    Ninth Circuit: website's terms of use unenforceable where consumer lacked reasonable notice
    We've posted before on the subject of contract formation in the digital age (see here, for instance). A key question is: what online terms can a consumer be held to if she hasn't read them? The answer depends on how...
  • Aug 19

    Collecting cable company complaint

    Collecting cable company complaint
    What happens when consumers only have one choice for a cable company? Well, judging by reports on Reddit and Gawker, the answer is bad service and bogus fees. If these practices (particularly the bogus "unreturned equipment fees") are…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 72

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/
  • Aug 19

    New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer kicks out the jams.

    New Clippers owner Steve Ballmer kicks out the jams.
    Last night at the Staples Center....
  • Aug 19

    Devil Perfectionism.

    Devil Perfectionism.
    Stressed GC in Southeast Asia: "The Dweebs. The Dweebs." The downside of Type-A. Perfectionism. A great place to "be from". A wonderful instinct, if controlled. It's also a curse, of: eldest children, professionals,…
  • Aug 18

    Joshua Pierce's "The Snooze Button (And Other Stuff)".

    Joshua Pierce's &quot;The Snooze Button (And Other Stuff)&quot;.
    "This book is about stuff that annoys me, like waiting in lines, babies, boring sports, and job interviews. It's also about awesome things such as animals and boiled peanuts." It's funny. You can get it on Amazon....
Rank this Week: 73

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/
  • Aug 19

    Tampering with a public record

    Tampering with a public record
    Tampering with a public recordOATH Index No. 1297/14The employer alleged that its project manager, without authorization, altered two work orders signed by his supervisor. He then e-mailed the orders to the contractor despite the fact that…
  • Aug 18

    Threatening to use administrative authority

    Threatening to use administrative authority
    Threatening to use administrative authorityIn an Associated Press news item dated August 16, 2014 by Paul J. Weber and Will Weissert concerning the indictment of Texas Governor Rick Perry by a grand jury for allegedly “abusing the…
  • Aug 15

    Contingent permanent appointment

    Contingent permanent appointment
    Contingent permanent appointments Cruz v New York State Unified Ct. Sys., 2014 NY Slip Op 05640, Appellate Division, Second DepartmentTwo employees of the New York State Unified Court System and New York State Office of Court Administration,…
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/
  • Aug 18

    Lessons From Postal Banking's Past

    Lessons From Postal Banking's Past
    Mehrsa Baradaran (University of Georgia) has a short piece in Slate tracing the history of the U.S. Postal Banking system. In sum, post offices once were banks, the system was in place for over 50 years, and post offices can...
  • Aug 16

    A National Debt Registry?

    A National Debt Registry?
    There's a fascinating long magazine piece in the NYTimes about consumer debt sales and collection. The piece ends by asking why we don't have a national debt registry, as if that were the solution to all debt collection problems.…
  • Aug 15

    Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld

    Bad Paper: Chasing Debt from Wall Street to the Underworld
    That's the name of a new book by Jake Halpern coming out in October. The New York Times has an excerpt on their site. If the excerpt is anything like the book, it's going to be gripping. What's even cooler...
Rank this Week: 75

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
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/
  • Aug 14

    Anti-Choice Advocates Track License Plates of Cars Parked at Clinic

    Anti-Choice Advocates Track License Plates of Cars Parked at Clinic
    Houston Chronicle: Anti-abortion activists adopt a new tactic: tracking license plates, by Brian M. Rosenthal: Advocates say tactic is legitimate; critics contend that it is intimidation On nearly every weekday morning between late 2010 and…
  • Aug 12

    Texas Law Could Force Women to Seek Abortions in Mexico

    Texas Law Could Force Women to Seek Abortions in Mexico
    Fox News Latino: Texas Anti-Abortion Law Could Force Women Across The Border For Procedure: Crossing borders is a part of life in El Paso in far West Texas, where people may walk into Mexico to visit family or commute to...
  • Aug 11

    Iran's Parliament Votes to Ban Permanent Forms of Contraception

    Iran's Parliament Votes to Ban Permanent Forms of Contraception
    The Guardian: Iran bans permanent contraception to boost population growth: Parliament prohibits vasectomies and other lasting birth control measures after Ayatollah Ali Khamenei calls for more babies Iran's parliament has voted to ban…
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    The Future as a Concept in National Security Law

    The Future as a Concept in National Security Law
    I will follow up soon on Frank Pasquale's thoughtful post on history and the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri.  Today I'm posting a new paper from a conference on The Future of National Security Law.  The topics of race and national…
  • Aug 17

    Texas Prosecutor Indicts Ham (you fill in the blank)

    Texas Prosecutor Indicts Ham (you fill in the blank)
    It's been said that a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.  In the Texas case, it's a governor.  At moments like these, I'm grateful to listservs I belong to, such as Conlawprof, for showing me that I'm not an…
  • Aug 16

    Politics By Other Mean

    Politics By Other Mean
    Rob Weiner In prior posts, I have described Halbig v. Sebelius and King v. Sebelius,the legal challenges to tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, as anti-democratic -- an effort by the losing side in a legislative battle to induce…
Rank this Week: 79

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    Library Boy on Hiatus During Month of August

    Library Boy on Hiatus During Month of August
    I will be taking a sabbatical in August.Back after Labour Day.
  • Jul 30

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age
    Susannah Tredwell, librarian at Davies LLP in Vancouver and fellow member of CALL (Canadian Association of Law Libraries), wrote a piece last week on Slaw.ca about the continuing value of indexes: It is sometimes assumed that a book that is…
  • Jul 28

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament
    The Library of Parliament has recently published a number of legislative summaries describing federal bills:Bill C-17: An Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act: "Bill C - 17, an Act to amend the Food and Drugs Act ( alternative title:…
Rank this Week: 80

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
  • Aug 12

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset

    Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Asset
    Tracy Coenen, author of “Lifestyle Analysis in Divorce Cases: Investigating Spending and Finding Hidden Income and Assets,” shares her insight on uncovering financial details to ensure that divorce settlements are fair and…
  • Aug 5

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse

    Daubert Challenges For Expert Witnesse
    Expert witnesses frequently run into Daubert challenges, through which opposing counsel is trying to prevent the witness from providing expert testimony at trial. Tracy Coenen talks about how she handles Daubert challenges in her litigation…
  • Jul 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
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

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 19

    Third Circuit Holds Philadelphia Police Campaign Contribution Rule Violates First Amendment

    Third Circuit Holds Philadelphia Police Campaign Contribution Rule Violates First Amendment
    Can a city prohibit police officers from making monetary contributions to political campaigns, including contributions to their union's political action committee? The Third Circuit, in its opinion in Lodge No. 3, Fraternal Order of Police v.…
  • Aug 18

    Second Circuit Orders Compliance Reports on Erie County Prisons Unsealed

    Second Circuit Orders Compliance Reports on Erie County Prisons Unsealed
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Second Circuit ruled today in U.S. v. Erie County, New York that a lower court's order sealing compliance reports on the treatment of prisoners in Erie County violated the First Amendment.…
  • Aug 18

    CALI for Constitutional Law: New Lesson on Same Sex Marriage, Windsor, and Perry

    CALI for Constitutional Law: New Lesson on Same Sex Marriage, Windsor, and Perry
    CALI has been updating its lessons this summer, including its Constitutional Law lessons. There is an entirely new one "Marriage and Same-Sex Marriage in Constitutional Law" covering the basic constitutional issues and arguments in…
Rank this Week: 83

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
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/
  • Aug 19

    Summer's Over: More On Teaching Business Organization

    Summer's Over: More On Teaching Business Organization
    At West Virginia University College of Law, we started classes yesterday, and I taught my first classes of the year: Energy Law in the morning and Business Organizations in the afternoon. As I do with a new year coming, I...
  • Aug 18

    More on Sports, Fashion, and Law

    More on Sports, Fashion, and Law
    OK. So, I am stretching a bit here. But yoga may be considered a sport, athletic clothing is a kind of fashion, and securities fraud prohibitions and corporate director fiduciary duty involve law. So, I stand by my blog title...
  • Aug 18

    The North Dakota Economic Boom--From the Inside

    The North Dakota Economic Boom--From the Inside
    I have read about the economic boom in North Dakota. The state has the highest economic growth rate and the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, primarily due to energy production using hydraulic fracking. But I didn’t really appreciate…
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

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/
  • Aug 19

    How to protect your children from “Affluenza”

    How to protect your children from “Affluenza”
    People from varying age groups, countries and walks of life were all shocked last week when the news broke of Robin Williams’ unexpected death. Despite living with his own personal battles, Mr. Williams made the lives of others happier…
  • Aug 18

    Where There is a Will There is a Way

    Where There is a Will There is a Way
    We have all heard the story of the shoemaker’s children, where the shoemaker, so preoccupied with making shoes for the town’s feet, forgets to address his own family’s needs. The shoemaker keeps putting ‘make my family…
  • Aug 14

    Bringing Awareness to Death

    Bringing Awareness to Death
    I recently came across two vastly different approaches with respect  to increasing awareness around death.  As this is an obvious foray into estates, these activities clearly shed light on estate planning and end of life decisions.…
Rank this Week: 88

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 19

    How Kacy Catanzaro changed 'American Ninja Warrior' forever | Inside TV | EW.com

    How Kacy Catanzaro changed 'American Ninja Warrior' forever | Inside TV | EW.com
    Ex-gymnast Kacy Catanzaro first shattered American Ninja Warrior’s plexiglass ceiling by becoming the first female competitor in six seasons to complete the show’s brutal preliminary obstacle course. Then she completed the…
  • Aug 19

    Support grows for Darren Wilson, officer who shot teen - CNN.com

    Support grows for Darren Wilson, officer who shot teen - CNN.com
    In a first account of its kind, a caller to Radio America's "The Dana Show," who identified herself only as Josie, told listeners a detailed account of Officer Darren Wilson's side. A source with detailed knowledge of the investigation…
  • Aug 19

    Inequality and Web Search Trends - NYTimes.com

    Inequality and Web Search Trends - NYTimes.com
    In the hardest places to live – which include large areas of Kentucky, Arkansas, Maine, New Mexico and Oregon – health problems, weight-loss diets, guns, video games and religion are all common search topics. The dark side of…
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 15

    Ablavsky on the Indian Commerce Clause

    Ablavsky on the Indian Commerce Clause
    Gregory Ablavsky (Penn - Ph.D. candidate) has posted Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause (Yale Law Journal) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Since the 1970s, the Supreme Court has described the Indian Commerce Clause as the primary constitutional…
  • Aug 14

    There Goes The Gayborhood?

    There Goes The Gayborhood?
    Matt Yglesias looks at the rise and fall of America's gay neighborhoods: Ghaziani's research tells us that between the 2000 and 2010 Census, the number of same-sex couples living in key traditional gayborhoods declined, often as larger trends…
  • Aug 14

    Arkansas-Fayetteville Seeks Associate Dean

    Arkansas-Fayetteville Seeks Associate Dean
    Tell all your cool friends who are looking to leave law practice about this great opportunity: The UNIVERSITY OF ARKANSAS SCHOOL OF LAW, Fayetteville, invites applications for the position of Associate Dean for Administration. The Associate…
Rank this Week: 90