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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/
  • Aug 30

    McDonnell Decision Gives Sheldon Silver Breathing Room

    McDonnell Decision Gives Sheldon Silver Breathing Room
    The Supreme Court decision in McDonnell v United States, decided June 27, has given several politicians whose corruption convictions are on appeal both a cause for optimism and freedom on bail pending appeal. Last week SDNY District Judge…
  • Aug 29

    U.S. v. Reddy Annappareddy: Government Admits Destroying Evidence While New Trial Motion Is Pending

    U.S. v. Reddy Annappareddy: Government Admits Destroying Evidence While New Trial Motion Is Pending
    Things are getting personal in U.S. v. Annappareddy. I posted here last week about this District of Maryland case in which the Government ultimately admitted to having presented false evidence to the trial jury, and grudgingly joined…
  • Aug 24

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?

    Would Trump and Lochte Have Received Acceptance of Responsibility Reductions?
    Criminal defense lawyers in federal courts in this nation on an average plead 35 defendants guilty for every one they take to trial. Accordingly, many criminal defense lawyers are not much more "trial lawyers" than the many big firm…
Rank this Week: 46

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Not the Texas Rangers' proudest day

    Not the Texas Rangers' proudest day
    Grits receives the Texas State Historical Society's relentless daily email and today's missive told the story of a particularly unsavory, if successful, use of the Texas Rangers to enforce Jim Crow in defiance of federal courts.On this day in…
  • Aug 29

    Size of police forces have less to do with crime reduction than policing strategie

    Size of police forces have less to do with crime reduction than policing strategie
    Every municipal budget cycle, police administrators approach local budget writers asking for more officers to combat crime. But hiring more cops is expensive and local officials seldom have a way to judge whether doing so will increase public…
  • Aug 29

    Houston PD, union want control over CSU at officer-involved shooting site

    Houston PD, union want control over CSU at officer-involved shooting site
    The Houston police union and the acting chief want the department to regain control of crime scene technicians who investigate police shootings, reported Lise Olsen at the Houston Chronicle, after that authority was transferred to the city's…
Rank this Week: 47

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 48

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Puig: Blinding International Justice

    Puig: Blinding International Justice
    Sergio Puig (Univ. of Arizona - Law) has posted Blinding International Justice (Virginia Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The past twenty years have seen a tremendous rise in international dispute settlement…
  • Aug 29

    Voeten: International Organization Membership and Militarized Conflict: A Distributive Perspective

    Voeten: International Organization Membership and Militarized Conflict: A Distributive Perspective
    Erik Voeten (Georgetown Univ. - School of Foreign Service) has posted International Organization Membership and Militarized Conflict: A Distributive Perspective. Here's the abstract:What explains the correlation between membership in…
  • Aug 29

    Call for Papers: Cognitive Sociology, Culture and International Law

    Call for Papers: Cognitive Sociology, Culture and International Law
    iCourts, Centre of Excellence for International Courts has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Cognitive Sociology, Culture and International Law," to be held April 28-29, 2017, in Copenhagen. Here's the call: Call for…
Rank this Week: 49

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 30

    “Ohio Supreme Court sides with workers’ comp fraud”

    “Ohio Supreme Court sides with workers’ comp fraud”
    “The employer fired Onderko for his ‘deceptive’ attempt to obtain workers’ compensation benefits for a non-work-related injury. He injured his knee while pumping gas on his way home from work, and falsely tried to…
  • Aug 29

    Behind on your child support? Texas won’t renew your vehicle registration

    Behind on your child support? Texas won’t renew your vehicle registration
    Some will lose their jobs for lack of transportation, while others will gain a first-time criminal record after taking chances on a no-longer-legal ride. Are you sure you’ve thought this through, Texas? [Houston Chronicle] Related…
  • Aug 29

    Crime and punishment roundup

    Crime and punishment roundup
    Quebec waiter arrested after seafood puts allergic customer in coma [CBC] Two Black Lives Matter groupings have issued agendas, one zany leftism, the other directed at nuts-and-bolts criminal justice system reform. Media: “Door 1,…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
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 30

    "Frustration yields to joy as DNA evidence springs Tony Wright after 25 years in prison"

    "Frustration yields to joy as DNA evidence springs Tony Wright after 25 years in prison"
    From WHYY in Philadelphia. In part: After convincing a judge to order DNA tests of a Chicago Bulls sweatshirt and the blue jeans he allegedly wore during a 1991 rape and murder, Wright was granted a new trial, and the...
  • Aug 30

    Margulies on Article III and the FISC

    Margulies on Article III and the FISC
    Peter Margulies (Roger Williams University School of Law) has posted Searching for Federal Judicial Power: Article III and the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court…
  • Aug 30

    Brennan-Marquez on Plausible Cause

    Brennan-Marquez on Plausible Cause
    Kiel Robert Brennan-Marquez has posted Plausible Cause on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Probable cause” is not about probability. It is about plausibility. To determine if an officer has the requisite suspicion to perform a search or…
Rank this Week: 52

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 30

    Lewis Bond Lawsuit Dismissed

    Lewis Bond Lawsuit Dismissed
    One of the key YouTube lawsuits has been dismissed as composer Wendy Carlos has voluntarily dismissed her lawsuit against YouTuber Lewis Bond. The post Lewis Bond Lawsuit Dismissed appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 30

    3 Count: Remind Me Again

    3 Count: Remind Me Again
    Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood win Remind Me case, photographer responds to PETA's appeal in Monkey Selfie case and USCO proposes registration changes. The post 3 Count: Remind Me Again appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Aug 29

    3 Count: Additional Arrest

    3 Count: Additional Arrest
    Kickass Torrents investigation expands with two more arrests, new EU copyright rules could mean restrictions on search engines and Richard Prince sued again. The post 3 Count: Additional Arrests appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse…

Chilling Effects Clearinghouse Notices

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

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

    Japanese Court Removal Request

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

    This Website has no Pier

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

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google

    DMCA (Copyright) Complaint to Google
    DMCA Notices: <br> <i>From:</i> VeronickaM/ MyFreeCams <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.<br><i>Date:</i>
Rank this Week: 55

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 29

    A Strange Idea of the Classroom as a “Safe Space”

    A Strange Idea of the Classroom as a “Safe Space”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I have admired Mark Tushnet’s work since I was a law student, so I was very disappointed to read his critique of the now-notorious letter the University of Chicago sent to first-year students…
  • Aug 29

    Emerging Voices: Domestic Regulation of Universal Jurisdiction–The Role of National Prosecutors.

    Emerging Voices: Domestic Regulation of Universal Jurisdiction–The Role of National Prosecutors.
    by Amina Adanan by Amina Adanan [Amina Adanan is a PhD candidate at the Irish Centre for Human Rights, School of Law, NUI Galway.]  In common law and civil law legal systems it is the responsibility of the public prosecutor to…
  • Aug 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 29, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 29, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Nigeria would let Boko Haram choose a non-profit organization as an intermediary…
Rank this Week: 56

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    Tick-Tock: Welcome to the Walmart Marketplace

    Tick-Tock: Welcome to the Walmart Marketplace
    As we noted earlier this month, agents have the opportunity to sell ObamaPlans at Walmart stores around the country. But the window for signing up to do so is closing.From email:"Tomorrow (August 31) is the last opportunity for agents and…
  • Aug 30

    MVNHS© circling the drain?

    MVNHS© circling the drain?
    Earlier this month, we noted the financial difficulties facing the Much Vaunted National Health Service©, and observed that if you're a government-run health care system and you're going broke, that's a problem. But it's not the only…
  • Aug 29

    History Can Be Fun

    History Can Be Fun
    Shortly after ACA was enacted into law in 2010, Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, whose Committee wrote most of it, "tried to calm an angry Montana voter by saying this: “Mark my words, several years from now, you’re going to…
Rank this Week: 57

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 30

    Welcome, Gautham Rao!

    Welcome, Gautham Rao!
    We are delighted to announce that Gautham Rao will be joining us as a guest blogger over the next month.creditRao is an Assistant Professor of History at American University and a prolific scholar of U.S. law and governance in the early…
  • Aug 29

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Serie

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Speaker Serie
    The Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley has posted the lineup for its Fall 2016 Speaker Series. Some items of interest for our readers:Monday, October 10Edward L. Rubin, University Professor of…
  • Aug 29

    Plater and Crofts on Pardoning Australian Bushranger

    Plater and Crofts on Pardoning Australian Bushranger
    David Plater, University of Tasmania, Faculty of Law, and Penny Crofts, University of Technology Sydney, Faculty of Law, have posted Bushrangers, the Exercise of Mercy and the ‘Last Penalty of the Law’ in New South Wales and…
Rank this Week: 58

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: 59

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: 60

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

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

    NARMS reports antibiotic resistance in Salmonella remains high

    NARMS reports antibiotic resistance in Salmonella remains high
    A new federal government report on antibiotic resistance in foodborne pathogens reveals that multidrug resistance in a common Salmonella serotype remains above 40 percent and that this resistance more than doubled between 2011 and 2014.…
  • Aug 29

    Life Rising tablets suspected in elevated lead cases, 2 death

    Life Rising tablets suspected in elevated lead cases, 2 death
    Local, state and federal officials are investigating Ton Shen Health in relation to elevated lead levels in children and two deaths that occurred after people took a Life Rising brand dietary supplement. The Chicago-based Ton Shen…
  • Aug 29

    NoroCORE doubles down on nearly perfect human pathogen

    NoroCORE doubles down on nearly perfect human pathogen
    Originally posted by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) on the USDA’s website, this column was written by Lee-Ann Jaykus, NoroCORE scientific director, and Elizabeth Bradshaw, NoroCORE extension associate. NIFA…
Rank this Week: 61

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 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being &quot;Too Cute&quot; Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
Rank this Week: 62

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 30

    I Could Write A Book

    I Could Write A Book
    The Indiana Lawyer has the story of a disciplinary case Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson should be reprimanded by the Indiana Supreme Court for a book deal on a high-profile murder case against former Indiana State Trooper David Camm,…
  • Aug 30

    No Spit

    No Spit
    A criminal conviction was affirmed by the Indiana Supreme Court As Michael Day’s marriage dissolved, the family home became increasingly tense, until one night Day came home, screamed in his wife’s face, and spat in her eye. Four 911…
  • Aug 30

    Judicial Ads Issues Before Ohio Supreme Court

    Judicial Ads Issues Before Ohio Supreme Court
    A case scheduled for oral argument this week before the Ohio Supreme Court Disciplinary Counsel v. Ronnie M. Tamburrino, Case no. 2016-0858 Ashtabula County In a disciplinary case stemming from the 2014 election for judges on the Eleventh…
Rank this Week: 63

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 64

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Aug 29

    Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. J. Crew Group, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2016)

    Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. J. Crew Group, Inc. (E.D. Tex. 2016)
    Eastern District of Texas and PTAB Issue Conflicting Decisions on Same Patent By Joseph Herndon -- IV sued J. Crew for patent infringement of three patents: U.S. Patent Nos. RE43,715, 6,782,370, and 5,969,324. J. Crew filed a Motion to…
  • Aug 28

    Genzyme Petitions Federal Circuit for Rehearing in Genzyme Therapeutic Products, Inc. v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.

    Genzyme Petitions Federal Circuit for Rehearing in Genzyme Therapeutic Products, Inc. v. Biomarin Pharmaceutical, Inc.
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Many of the complaints from patent holders over the PTO's inter partes review process under the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (codified in pertinent part at 35 U.S.C. §§ 311-319) stem from how the Office has…
  • Aug 28

    Conference & CLE Calendar

    Conference &amp; CLE Calendar
    August 30, 2016 - "Inducement and Indirect Infringement: A Muddle After NuVasive?" (Intellectual Property Owners Association) - 2:00 to 3:00 pm (ET). September 1, 2016 - "Drafting and Prosecuting Patent Applications to Withstand PTAB Scrutiny…
Rank this Week: 65

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Aug 25

    Expert Witness Looks at a Jury From the Inside

    Expert Witness Looks at a Jury From the Inside
    Several years ago, I got called for jury duty. Unlike almost everyone else who complains when called for jury duty, I was thrilled. I wanted to be on a jury. If I was going to have to do my civic duty, I wanted to get something out of it,…
  • Aug 22

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site

    GoFundMe Fraud Exposed by GoFraudMe Site
    GoFundMe scams seem to be growing by the day. While the GoFundMe fundraising site can be a great resource for people who need to raise funds for legitimate charities and needs, it has also become a hotbed of fraud. And with the site taking a…
  • Aug 16

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence

    Executive Prison Sentences and Fraud Deterrence
    One of the key parts of Sarbanes-Oxley, the legislation created to address the problem of massive financial statement fraud at public companies like Enron and WorldCom, was the increased prison sentences for executives participating in fraud.…
Rank this Week: 66

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

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

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 67

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 30

    The Impact of International Economic Law on Tobacco and Public Health

    The Impact of International Economic Law on Tobacco and Public Health
    If you are interested in trade, tobacco and public health, as I am, law prof Sergio Puig has a new paper on tobacco litigation in international courts. There's a lot in there, and I couldn't possibly discuss everything in this...
  • Aug 26

    National Courts vs. International Arbitration

    National Courts vs. International Arbitration
    Over at EJIL: Talk!, David Caron and Esme Shirlow comment on the backlash against investment arbitration and international economic law more generally, and say this: For many, the assumption is that investment disputes, absent an arbitration…
  • Aug 26

    Massaging the TPP

    Massaging the TPP
    This is from Senator Mitch McConnell, as quoted in Inside US Trade: “So TPA -- Trade Promotion Authority -- is in place for the next president whoever that may be and the current agreement, the Trans-Pacific agreement, which has some...
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 30

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    ISIS’s spokesman, Abu Mohammed al Adnani, has been killed in Syria, the New York Times reports. Adnani was one of the terrorist organization’s founding members and served not only as its spokesman, but also as its head of external…
  • Aug 30

    The Caesar Bill: A Novel Approach to Human Rights Accountability in Syria

    The Caesar Bill: A Novel Approach to Human Rights Accountability in Syria
    In the more than five years since Syrian calls for self-determination first began, the world has witnessed the most egregious humanitarian crisis since World War II unfold. Over 400,000 people have been killed, 14 million people have been…
  • Aug 30

    0-days, N-Days, iPhones, and Android

    0-days, N-Days, iPhones, and Android
    Recently, I wrote the follow on the student site for CS 161 (Computer Security) which I'm co-teaching this semester at Berkeley. A zero day is a vulnerability unknown to the rest of the world: there is no patch and there is no…
Rank this Week: 69

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 30

    More Canadian IP picture

    More Canadian IP picture
    Not legal in the US:Cafe Olimpico, since 1970Fake store with NY Yankees logo variantIraq-a-Fella recordsOK, not gonna lie, I'm interested in the use of the Rubik's cube to indicate the completeness of the game plan advertised, but I was…
  • Aug 30

    both sides do it: court in Trump Univ. case resolves some expert squabble

    both sides do it: court in Trump Univ. case resolves some expert squabble
    Cohen v. Trump, No.: 3:13-cv-2519, 2016 WL 4487172 (S.D. Cal. Aug. 25, 2016)Colorful personalities can produce colorful cases; first, Pom Wonderful, now Trump.  The court certified a class action under RICO for people who bought Trump…
  • Aug 30

    Little Tree, big TM claim

    Little Tree, big TM claim
    Mike Masnick wrote basically the post I'd want to about Car Freshner's latest attempt to suppress anyone from using tree-shaped products that smell like trees--you know, descriptive use.  I too find the functionality claim interesting…
Rank this Week: 70

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

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

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

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

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

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

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

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 71

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Aug 30

    More than 40% of class members participate in VW emissions settlement

    More than 40% of class members participate in VW emissions settlement
    The Washington Post and AP report: About 210,000 owners of Volkswagens with 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests have registered to settle with the company under the terms of a June court agreement. The figure was revealed…
  • Aug 30

    Court dismisses FTC suit against AT&T over data throttling

    Court dismisses FTC suit against AT&amp;T over data throttling
    The Ninth Circuit yesterday dismissed a lawsuit brought by the Federal Trade Commission against AT&T Mobility, in which the FTC asserted that AT&T illegally slows internet data speed to customers with an unlimited data plan. Section 5…
  • Aug 26

    Dealing with phone scammer

    Dealing with phone scammer
    Washington Post Columnist Michelle Singletary recently posted about and answered questions about IRS scams -- like those messages on my home answering machine saying that the IRS is about to initiate a prosecution over fictitious tax debt.…
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

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: 74

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 27

    Heidelberg Schlo

    Heidelberg Schlo
    By Jacques Fouquières, Hortus Palatinus, (before 1620). Heidelberg Palace, gardens and terracing....
  • Aug 22

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.

    The 12 Rules of Client Service.
    Our world-famous 12 Rules of Client Service. Revel in their wisdom. Ignore them at your peril. Teach them to your coworkers. Argue about them. Improve them....
  • Aug 20

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.

    Daniel O'Connell: The Trial Lawyer.
    Daniel O'Connell (1775-1847), the "Liberator of Ireland", led a movement that forced the British to pass the Catholic Emancipation Act of 1829, allowing Catholics to become members of the British House of Commons. History knows him…
Rank this Week: 75

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 25

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring

    Disarming Holdouts in Sovereign Debt Restructuring
    The pari passu litigation against Argentina—discussed extensively here on Credit Slips, on FT Alphaville, and elsewhere—caused many people to worry that future government debt restructurings would become more difficult. Some have their…
  • Aug 23

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie

    Police Misconduct in Bankrupt Citie
    Bankruptcy filings by major cities have reinvigorated attention to municipal bankruptcy. As chapter 9 and its application have become more like chapter 11, a wide range of creditors are being swept into the process. As written before, city…
  • Aug 22

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video

    John Oliver and Consumer Law YouTube Video
    I'm trying something new this year. My consumer bankruptcy policy seminar students will read many great articles by many wonderful academics on this blog, as well as others, but this year, their "reading" will also include a great…
Rank this Week: 76

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Aug 26

    New Method of In-Vitro Maturation Offers New Hope

    New Method of In-Vitro Maturation Offers New Hope
    International Business News (Aug. 23, 2016): Potent New Fertility Technique Prevents Side-Effects of In-Vitro Fertilisation for Women, by Léa Surugue: A new method of in-vitro maturation of eggs promises to improve infertility treatment for…
  • Aug 25

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live

    Underage Abortion Does Not Destroy Adult Live
    Human Reproduction (July 7, 2016): Is Underage Abortion Associated with Adverse Outcomes in Early Adulthood? A Longitudinal Birth Cohort Study up to 25 Years of Age, by Suvi Leppälahti, et al.: A recent study conducted in Finland followed…
  • Aug 24

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm

    Dreams Dashed, and Danger, in Loss of Sperm
    New York Times (Jul. 25, 2016): One Woman’s Crusade for Her Husband’s Sperm, by Tamar Lewin: Sarah Robertson, a Californian who lost her husband to a rare disease at the age of twenty-nine, desired to have a child using the...
Rank this Week: 77

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: State v. Weisbarth

    OPINION: State v. Weisbarth
    CRIMINAL – INCEST DA 14-0696, 2016 MT 214, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. DAVID THOMAS WEISBARTH, II, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: Matter of A.M.M.

    OPINION: Matter of A.M.M.
    CIVIL – GUARDIAN/CONSERVATOR DA 15-0141, 2016 MT 213, IN THE MATTER OF THE GUARDIANSHIP AND CONSERVATORSHIP OF, A.M.M., An Incapacitated Person.
  • Aug 24

    OPINION: State v. Blake

    OPINION: State v. Blake
    CRIMINAL – SEXUAL ASSAULT DA 14-0053, 2016 MT 212, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. THERON JAMES BLAKE, Defendant and Appellant.
Rank this Week: 78

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 79

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 27

    Why was the public not informed of the likely exposure to Hepatitis A?

    Why was the public not informed of the likely exposure to Hepatitis A?
    The number of people sickened in a Hepatitis A outbreak linked to frozen strawberries from Egypt served by Tropical Smoothie Cafe increased Friday to 35 as the timing of the... Continue Reading
  • Aug 25

    More with Hepatitis A Linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe

    More with Hepatitis A Linked to Tropical Smoothie Cafe
    According to the Virginia Department of Health, there have been 28 confirmed cases of hepatitis A linked to frozen strawberries used at Tropical Smoothie Cafes across Virginia. This includes five... Continue Reading
  • Aug 24

    Outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to raw scallop

    Outbreak of hepatitis A in Hawaii linked to raw scallop
     Outbreak The Hawaii Department of Health (HDOH) is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A in its state. For the latest case count and investigation findings, visit the HDOH outbreak investigation website.... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 80

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

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

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

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

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

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

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

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

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 82

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
Rank this Week: 83

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 15

    Chapter 7 Can Be a Disaster Without a Good Bankruptcy Attorney

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

    Defining the Term “Mortgage Arrearage”

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

    “How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?”

    &ldquo;How Is My Chapter 13 Plan Payment Determined?&rdquo;
    The most important thing my Chapter 13 clients want to know is how much their Chapter 13 Plan payment will be. They ask this question at our initial meeting, before their case is filed, and during the period before their Chapter 13 Plan…
Rank this Week: 84

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 29

    Rumors of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

    Rumors of Our Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated
    The New York Times editorial page today announced the death of political history.  This may well be true of history departments, but the more accurate statement is that political history has migrated from history to political science. As…
  • Aug 28

    More on the University of Chicago letter on “trigger warnings” [II]

    More on the University of Chicago letter on “trigger warnings” [II]
    I once sat in on a class in which the instructor was trying to get students to see one aspect of the difference between tort and criminal liability – that tort liability requires realized harm whereas criminal liability can be imposed…
  • Aug 27

    More on the University of Chicago letter on "safe spaces" [I]

    More on the University of Chicago letter on &quot;safe spaces&quot; [I]
    The widely noted University of Chicago letter to freshman is, I’m afraid – with due respect to my friends there – basically quite stupid (in the words that have attracted the most attention). The phrasings are either…
Rank this Week: 85

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 2

    Library Boy on Hiatus in August

    Library Boy on Hiatus in August
    Library Boy is taking a vacation in August. All I can think about these days is riding my bike along the Rideau Canal, ice cream and Netflix binge watching. Keep well, keep cool and talk to you after Labour Day.
  • Jul 28

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast

    List of Top Ten Canadian Law Podcast
    Emma Durand-Wood from Stem Legal, a legal industry strategy firm, has published a blog post describing her list for ten of the best Canadian law podcasts: "Whether Serial was your introduction to the wonderful world of podcasts, or…
  • Jul 27

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media

    July 2016 Issue of Connected Bulletin on Courts and Social Media
    The July 2016 issue of Connected is available online. The bulletin covers news about the impact of new social media on courts. The bulletin is published by the Virginia-based National Center for State Courts (NCSC) and the Conference of…
Rank this Week: 86

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Aug 30

    Peking U. School of Transnational Law Seeks Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty and VAP'

    Peking U. School of Transnational Law Seeks Tenured and Tenure Track Faculty and VAP'
    This just in from Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen. I would add that STL is a very interesting school with great students - and of course, the curriculum is taught in English. This opportunity is well worth...
  • Aug 29

    An Appalling Episode in ME/CFS Research

    An Appalling Episode in ME/CFS Research
    Some readers will recall my earlier posts about the serious flaws in the PACE trial, in which a group of British psychiatrists purported to show the ME/CFS was best treated through Cognitive Behavior Therapy and exercise (thus implying that…
  • Aug 29

    Restrictive Covenant Trivia

    Restrictive Covenant Trivia
    Today is the first day of classes for me, so I thought that I'd start the new year off right with a trivia question. This is going to be difficult, I suspect -- unless you were reading this blog very...
Rank this Week: 87

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Aug 29

    Motorcyclist Killed in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash

    Motorcyclist Killed in Los Angeles Hit-and-Run Crash
    Officials are searching for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and killed a motorcyclist in Reseda on August 24, 2016. According to an NBC Los Angeles news report, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Vanowen Street and…
  • Aug 23

    Orange County Crash Fatally Injures Mother and Two Daughter

    Orange County Crash Fatally Injures Mother and Two Daughter
    Patricia Ledezma, 34, and her two daughters, Stephanie, 8, and Dayana, 4, were all killed in a Placentia pedestrian accident the night of August 20, 2016. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the mother and daughters were…
  • Aug 18

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal

    Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident Proves Fatal
    A 43-year-old woman was fatally injured in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident, which officials say, involved a hit-and-run driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred just after midnight on…
Rank this Week: 88

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 89

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 90