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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jul 23

    How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System

    How Thieves Can Hack and Disable Your Home Alarm System
    When it comes to the security of the Internet of Things, a lot of the attention has focused on the dangers of the connected toaster, fridge and thermostat. But a more insidious security threat lies with devices that aren’t even on the…
  • Jul 22

    Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them

    Hackers Could Take Control of Your Car. This Device Can Stop Them
    David Schwen | Wheel: Getty Hackers Charlie Miller and Chris Valasek have proven more clearly than anyone in the world how vulnerable cars are to digital attack. Now they’re proposing the first step towards a solution. Last year the two…
  • Jul 18

    A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying

    A Convicted Hacker and an Internet Icon Join Forces to Thwart NSA Spying
    A new project called Dark Mail brings together two high-profile privacy advocates to take on the leakiest of all information: that pernicious metadata.
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/
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
  • Jul 18

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet

    ICLE and TechFreedom File Joint Comments in Defense of a Free Internet
    The International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE) and TechFreedom filed two joint comments with the FCC today, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet and why “net neutrality”…
  • Jul 15

    Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal

    Net Neutrality Regulation is Bad for Consumers and Probably Illegal
    With Berin Szoka. TechFreedom and the International Center for Law & Economics will shortly file two joint comments with the FCC, explaining why the FCC has no sound legal basis for micromanaging the Internet—now called “net…
Rank this Week: 47

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Jul 23

    3 Count: Squeaking By

    3 Count: Squeaking By
    Malibu Media scores major win against file sharer, Fox puts an end to the dispute over the Chipmunk Squeakquel and Aereo reveals subscriber numbers. The post 3 Count: Squeaking By appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 22

    The Problem of Attribution Erosion

    The Problem of Attribution Erosion
    With time, all things are lost. This includes attribution as attribution erosion eventually tears the work apart from its creator. The post The Problem of Attribution Erosion appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 22

    3 Count: Pirate Advertisement

    3 Count: Pirate Advertisement
    Michelle Phan says she had permission for tracks, Google launches ads targeting likely pirates and eviction protest sparks copyright debate. The post 3 Count: Pirate Advertisements appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 48

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Jul 23

    Data Structure Patent Ineligible

    Data Structure Patent Ineligible
    By Dennis Crouch Digitech Image v. Electronics for Imaging (Fed. Cir. 2014) Digitech sued dozens of companies for infringing its U.S. Patent No. 6,128,415. As I wrote back in April 2014, basic idea behind the invention is to tag digital…
  • Jul 22

    SEC Charges Company with Fraudulently Lying about its Patent

    SEC Charges Company with Fraudulently Lying about its Patent
    Securities & Exchange Commission v. Christopher Plummer, Lex Cowsert, and CytoGenix, SEC Litigation Release No. 23047 (July 2014) In a new lawsuit, the SEC has charged Plummer, Cowsert, and CytoGenix with fraud on investors by issuing…
  • Jul 21

    Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them

    Federal Circuit: Administrative Agencies Can Make Rules, But Must Also Follow Them
    by Dennis Crouch Align Tech v. USITC (Fed. Cir. 2014) This Section 337 appeal is largely focused on the civil procedure associated with litigating cases before the United States International Trade Commission (USITC). In general, Section 337…
Rank this Week: 49

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct

    A glimpse into grand jury misconduct
    Lisa Falkenberg at the Houston Chronicle has posted the first two of a three-part series describing abusive interrogation by a grand jury so intense it may cause a capital murder conviction in a police officer's death to be overturned.…
  • Jul 17

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal

    All Ten: DPS now fingerprinting every driver at renewal
    Reversing a decade long policy implemented after the Texas House shot down the idea in 2003, the Texas Department of Public Safety earlier this year began taking all ten fingerprints of drivers when they apply for a license or a renewal.…
  • Jul 17

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate

    Immigrants (still) arrested at very low rate
    A reporter pointed me to this page on the Texas DPS website titled "Texas Criminal Alien Arrest Data" posting material that Col. Steve McCraw has been using to promote the state's beefed up border strategy. Check it out.The data, though, lack…
Rank this Week: 50

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Further issues from the plagiarism matter at Chicago State University

    Further issues from the plagiarism matter at Chicago State University
    Note Chicago State official sues UIC, claims it violated privacy law by discussing plagiarism claim :The lawsuit, filed Monday [July 21, 2014] by CSU Interim Provost and Senior Vice President Angela Henderson, claims UIC violated the Family…
  • Jul 23

    Teva's Copaxone: does the CAFC have to treat an expert's opinion as a fact under FRCP 52?

    Teva's Copaxone: does the CAFC have to treat an expert's opinion as a fact under FRCP 52?
    Scott Gottlieb's post FDA's Looming Decision On A Generic To Teva's Copaxone Reveals Drug Approval Woes has a nice discussion of the issues facing the FDA on analyzing/approving generic Copaxone.Gottlieb stated:FDA is widely known to be…
  • Jul 22

    Buzz on Apple's US Patent No. 8,787,006, issued July 22, 2014

    Buzz on Apple's US Patent No. 8,787,006, issued July 22, 2014
    The abstract of Apple's '006 patent statesEmbodiments of electronic wristwatches are disclosed. According to one embodiment, an electronic wristband can provide additional electrical circuitry or devices that can be made available for use as…
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/
  • Jul 23

    Levmore & Porat on Credible Threat

    Levmore & Porat on Credible Threat
    Saul Levmore and Ariel Porat (University of Chicago Law School and Tel Aviv University) have posted Credible Threats on SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Your money or your life” is a classic threat, and it is one that law is...
  • Jul 23

    Kinports on Probable Cause

    Kinports on Probable Cause
    Kit Kinports (Penn State Law) has posted Probable Cause and Reasonable Suspicion: Totality Tests or Rigid Rules? (University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This piece argues that the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Lavin on Japanese Criminal Justice

    Lavin on Japanese Criminal Justice
    Mark Levin (University of Hawaii at Mano...
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/
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
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/
  • Jul 8

    Restoring Trust at Yeshiva

    Restoring Trust at Yeshiva
    Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington) wrote a thoughtful post yesterday at Concurring Opinions about ongoing financial problems at Manhattan's Yeshiva University, home institution to Cardoza Law School. When the Madoff scandal hit the…
  • Jul 3

    Interesting Blog Posting About 7th Circuit Criminal Law Decision

    Interesting Blog Posting About 7th Circuit Criminal Law Decision
    The 7th Circuit issued a recent decision addressing the definition of sexual activity under a criminal law statute. Some readers may find this blog posting (which discusses this case) of interest because of Judge Posner's statutory…
  • Jul 2

    Call For Papers National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education

    Call For Papers National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education
    Professor Bill Herbert (CUNY) writes to inform us of a call for papers by the National Center for the Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education. The conference will be held in April 2015. I have been to their conferences....
Rank this Week: 56

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 21

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated

    Attorney Charged With Lawyering While Intoxicated
    The Illinois Administrator has filed a two-count complaint alleging misconduct by an attorney. The first count charges him with leaving an accident scene. He allegedly drove seven miles to his home after the collision and parked his damaged…
  • Jul 21

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege

    A Common Interest, A Common Privilege
    In a matter involving the application of the common interest rule in attorney-client privilege law, the New Jersey Supreme Court has held that The common interest rule is designed to permit the free flow of information between or among…
  • Jul 21

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion

    Revocation Too Severe For Conversion
    The Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a call for license revocation from the Office of Lawyer Regulation and imposed a suspension of 18 months for an attorney's misconduct as a guardian. The recreation of Attorney Voss's trust account showed…
Rank this Week: 57

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Cavalcade of Risk #213: Don't Panic edition

    Cavalcade of Risk #213: Don't Panic edition
    Econ-blogger extraordinaire Jason Shafrin hosts this week's short but eclectic collection of risk-related posts, from life and health insurance to Worker's Comp, and plenty in-between. Original content copyright © InsureBlog
  • Jul 23

    Five Takeaways from Halbig and King

    Five Takeaways from Halbig and King
    1. The decision on Halbig (D.C. Circuit) isn't taking subsidies away from people nor is the decision on King (4th Circuit) to allow everyone who qualifies to receive a subsidy. It is simply about the law and how…
  • Jul 22

    Dumb Carrier tricks...Kaiser Edition

    Dumb Carrier tricks...Kaiser Edition
    For the last month, I've been receiving emails from Kaiser about a change in policy:As your business partner, we want to make you aware that Kaiser Permanente’s subscriber termination policy will be enforced effective August 1,…
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/
  • Jul 23

    Salmonella, Inspection Problems Face Mexican Restaurant in Indiana

    Salmonella, Inspection Problems Face Mexican Restaurant in Indiana
    Complaints about Salmonella illnesses and health inspection problems are reportedly plaguing a Mexican restaurant in Carmel, IN. Several diners who had recently eaten at the Agave Bar and Grill at 31 E. Main St. said they had been sickened by…
  • Jul 23

    Breads Withdrawn From Market For Potential Listeria Contamination

    Breads Withdrawn From Market For Potential Listeria Contamination
    The Schwebel Baking Company announced Tuesday that it was voluntarily withdrawing certain bread products from the marketplace after finding Listeria in its Youngstown, Ohio, bakery during a scheduled environmental assessment. The products…
  • Jul 23

    Texas Reports Big Spike in Cyclosporiasis Case

    Texas Reports Big Spike in Cyclosporiasis Case
    Public health officials in Tarrant County, Texas, which includes the Dallas/Fort Worth/Arlington areas, are investigating a sudden surge in Cyclosporiasis, an intestinal infection caused by a parasite that can be ingested via contaminated…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Distinguished Historians Win National Humanities Medal

    Distinguished Historians Win National Humanities Medal
    President Obama recently announced the 2013 winners of the National Humanities Medal. The medals recognize those whose work has “deepened the nation’s understanding of the humanities, broadened our citizens’ engagement with…
  • Jul 23

    The Hugo Black Paper

    The Hugo Black Paper
    Hugo Black, 1937 (LC)For years, anyone who wanted to consult the papers of Supreme Court Justice Hugo Black in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress had to obtain the permission of one of the surviving donors, Hugo Black,…
  • Jul 22

    New Release: Day, "The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation"

    New Release: Day, "The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation"
    New from the University Press of Mississippi: The Southern Manifesto: Massive Resistance and the Fight to Preserve Segregation, by John Kyle Day (University of Arkansas at Monticello). Here's a description from the Press:On March 13, 1956,…
Rank this Week: 60

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    New Issue: Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage

    New Issue: Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage
    The latest issue of Les Cahiers de l'Arbitrage (2014, no. 2) is out. Contents include:DoctrineAlexandre de Fontmichel, Martin Donato, & Alexandre Meyniel, Vue d’ensemble du régime juridique du délibéré…
  • Jul 23

    Bartels: The Chapeau of Article XX GATT: A New Interpretation

    Bartels: The Chapeau of Article XX GATT: A New Interpretation
    Lorand Bartels (Univ. of Cambridge - Law) has posted The Chapeau of Article XX GATT: A New Interpretation. Here's the abstract: This article presents a new interpretation of the Chapeau of Article XX of the GATT. The basis for this…
  • Jul 23

    Wibabara: Gacaca Courts versus the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and National Court

    Wibabara: Gacaca Courts versus the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and National Court
    Charity Wibabara has published Gacaca Courts versus the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda and National Courts: Lessons to Learn from the Rwandan Justice Approaches to Genocide (Nomos 2014). Here's the abstract: The magnitude and the…
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/
  • Jul 23

    Larry Summers on TPP

    Larry Summers on TPP
    From an interview in the New Republic: DV: Another thing you talked about in the FT op-ed was the Trans Pacific Partnership, the trade deal. One component of the deal is to bring down tariffs between all countries involved, but...
  • Jul 23

    Religious Freedom and the TTIP

    Religious Freedom and the TTIP
    From a draft letter ($) being circulated by a U.S. Congressman: Dear Secretary Kerry and Ambassador Froman, We are writing to express our serious concern regarding the growing assault on religious freedom in the European Union and many of…
  • Jul 23

    Menthol Cigarette Discrimination in the EU

    Menthol Cigarette Discrimination in the EU
    Poland is going to to challenge the EU ban on menthol cigarettes under EU law: Poland will appeal to Europe's top court over a European Union ban on flavoured tobacco products, saying it will be unfairly affected as one of...
Rank this Week: 63

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Jul 22

    IPR Update -- The First Pharma IPR Decision

    IPR Update -- The First Pharma IPR Decision
    By Andrew Williams -- Late last month, while many of us were getting ready to attend the BIO International Convention in San Diego, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board ("Board") issued four related inter partes review opinions, marking what…
  • Jul 21

    USPTO Seeks Public Input on Application Pendency

    USPTO Seeks Public Input on Application Pendency
    By Donald Zuhn -- Earlier this month, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office published a notice in the Federal Register (79 Fed. Reg. 38854) requesting comments from the public regarding optimal patent first action and total pendency target…
  • Jul 20

    Software Sector Leads Pack in 2Q Venture Funding and Biotech Sector Finishes Second

    Software Sector Leads Pack in 2Q Venture Funding and Biotech Sector Finishes Second
    By Donald Zuhn -- Last week, the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA), a trade association representing the U.S. venture capital industry, released the results of its MoneyTree Report on venture funding for the second quarter of 2014.…
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/
  • Jul 22

    Settlements and Planning for Financial Transitions | Managing Transition Stre

    Settlements and Planning for Financial Transitions | Managing Transition Stre
    Plaintiffs are often asked to make life impacting financial decisions during a period of heightened stress.Transition stress can impair the decision making process, perhaps even leading to a frozen... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jul 21

    Factoring of Structured Settlements | Where's "The Bill"?

    Factoring of Structured Settlements | Where's "The Bill"?
    The efforts of AAPD and Congressmen Cartwright and Sensebrenner are appreciated, but they and their colleagues must do more to protect structured settlement annuitants. State legislatures need to do... This is a content summary only. Please…
  • Jul 21

    SSQ | Who is "Brad Jones"? Questions About SSQ/Genex Link Continue

    SSQ | Who is "Brad Jones"? Questions About SSQ/Genex Link Continue
    SSQ, the acronym of a purported company "Structured Settlement Quotes", (1) soliciting American consumers to sell structured settlements, (2) solely using a Hartford CT address (with no record of... This is a content summary only. Please…
Rank this Week: 65

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device

    Pom doesn't change preclusion analysis for medical device
    Catheter Connections, Inc. v. Ivera Medical Corp., 2014 WL 3536573, No. 2:14–CV–70 (D. Utah, July 17, 2014)The parties compete in the medical device market for infection-control devices.  At issue here are disinfectant caps…
  • Jul 23

    regulating TM owner's confusing use of TM doesn't violate First Amendment

    regulating TM owner's confusing use of TM doesn't violate First Amendment
    AEP Texas Comm. & Indus. Retail Ltd. P’ship v. Public Util. Comm’n, 2014 WL 3558763, No. 03–13–00358–CV, -- S.W.3d – (Tex. Ct. App. July 17, 2014)A complicated regulatory background is the setting for…
  • Jul 22

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark
    Here's some discussion of the FTC's complaint from the FTC itself, with a link to the proposed settlement.  Unsurprising takeaway: If you purport to certify products as "Made in the USA," it is a good idea to do some verification of the…
Rank this Week: 66

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?

    What crimes will make you a sex offender?
    7-23-2014 Washington: KEPR took a closer look at the broad list of crimes that can force someone to register as a sex offender. We learned there are thousands. There might be some that surprise you. KEPR also spoke with a young woman about…
  • Jul 23

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online

    Lawmakers not ready to post sex offenders’ addresses online
    7-23-2014 Vermont: Lawmakers on Tuesday held off on deciding whether the state sex offender registry is good enough to allow offenders’ addresses to be posted online. State law says an audit of the error-ridden registry must be…
  • Jul 23

    Gun offender registry off to slow start

    Gun offender registry off to slow start
    Washington Felony Firearm Offender Law: Duty to Register also Failure to register as felony firearm offender also Notice to Register and Washington bill to create firearm offender database gains ground7-23-2014 Washington: TRI-CITIES,…
Rank this Week: 67

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 23

    What Exactly Was Edward Snowden’s Job?

    What Exactly Was Edward Snowden’s Job?
    The New York Times the other day ran this story about an interview Edward Snowden gave to the Guardian in Moscow. The Guardian interview made a few waves because of Snowden’s claim that NSA analysts passed around racy photos…
  • Jul 23

    Another Day, Another Former Guantanamo Detainee Can’t Get Back in Court

    Another Day, Another Former Guantanamo Detainee Can’t Get Back in Court
    This time it’s Mohammad Rimi, transferred to Libya back in 2006. The judge is Richard Leon. Here’s the opinion. Here’s the order.
  • Jul 23

    The Intercept on NCTC Guidance for Putting People on Terrorism Watchlist

    The Intercept on NCTC Guidance for Putting People on Terrorism Watchlist
    Over at the Intercept, Jeremy Scahill and Ryan Devereaux have this piece on the NCTC’s guidelines for adding citizens and foreigners to terrorism watchlists. Their article opens: The Obama administration has quietly approved a…
Rank this Week: 68

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 22

    Morozov on algorithmic regulation

    Morozov on algorithmic regulation
    There seems to be much discussion of Evgeny Morozov’s new op-ed article on algorithmic regulation, entitled The rise of data and the death of politics, The Guardian / The Observer, 19 July 2014. The conclusion: Algorithmic regulation,…
  • Jul 22

    Colbran et al.: The role of digital flashcards in legal education: Theory and potential

    Colbran et al.: The role of digital flashcards in legal education: Theory and potential
    Stephen Colbran, Anthony Gilding, and Samuel Colbran have published The role of digital flashcards in legal education: Theory and potential, European Journal of Law and Technology, 5(1) (2014). Here is the abstract: This article describes,…
  • Jul 20

    Law Schools, Technology, and Access to Justice Conference, 17-19 July 2014: Storify and resource

    Law Schools, Technology, and Access to Justice Conference, 17-19 July 2014: Storify and resource
    A conference entitled Law Schools, Technology, and Access to Justice, was held 17-19 July 2014 at the University of Missouri Kansas City, in Kansas City, Missouri, USA. The conference was sponsored by the University of Missouri Kansas City…
Rank this Week: 69

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

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

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Jul 23

    FTC and CFPB sue foreclosure-relief fraudster

    FTC and CFPB sue foreclosure-relief fraudster
    According to The Hill, The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced Wednesday they are taking action against dozens of companies that they allege falsely promised to help distressed…
  • Jul 23

    Dee Pridgen on Notable New Mexico Signature Loan Case

    Dee Pridgen on Notable New Mexico Signature Loan Case
    My co-author, Dee Pridgen of Wyoming, took time out from updating her treatise to report on a recent New Mexico decision, State ex rel King v. B&B Investment Group, Inc., 2014 WL 2893304 (N.M. June 26, 2014). Here's her comment:...
  • Jul 23

    A non-disparagement clause ends peacefully

    A non-disparagement clause ends peacefully
    We’ve covered on the blog several examples of troubling non-disparagement clauses preventing consumers from speaking out about their bad experiences with businesses (for instance, see here and here). From our experience, these seem to…
Rank this Week: 70

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jul 23

    Green lawns, brown lawns in California

    Green lawns, brown lawns in California
    “On the same day the state approved mandatory outdoor watering restrictions with the threat of $500 fines, the Southern California couple received a letter from their city threatening a $500 penalty for not watering their brown…
  • Jul 23

    HIPAA and the VA health scandal

    HIPAA and the VA health scandal
    “Who is protected by patient privacy laws? Hint: not patients.” [Stewart Baker, Volokh] Tweet Tags: HIPAA, scandals HIPAA and the VA health scandal is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the high cost of our legal system
  • Jul 22

    They came to stay, cont’d

    They came to stay, cont’d
    It happened on AirBnB, the lodging-sharing service: “A woman rented her 600-square-foot Palm Springs, California, condo to someone for a little over a month, and now she says the guy won’t leave and is threatening to sue…
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/
  • Jul 23

    Nebraska Legal Aid Job Posting

    Nebraska Legal Aid Job Posting
    FULL-TIME PARALEGAL NATIVE AMERICAN PROJECT – (Omaha) Legal Aid of Nebraska, a law firm providing free civil legal services to low-income persons, seeks a paralegal for its Native American Project. The position is located in its Omaha…
  • Jul 23

    News profile of History of VAWA and Alaska Native

    News profile of History of VAWA and Alaska Native
    Al Jazeera has “Proponents fight for change so Alaska Natives covered by VAWA: Complicated history excludes Alaska Native women from Violence Against Women Act.”
  • Jul 22

    Maniilaq Association Seeking General Counsel

    Maniilaq Association Seeking General Counsel
      Maniilaq Association Kotzebue, AK NOW HIRING GENERAL COUNSEL AND CHIEF COMPLIANCE OFFICER Position Summary: This position provides Maniilaq Association with in-house legal and compliance services, and assists with a variety of…
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/
  • Jul 21

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.

    The Post Pub, 1422 L Street NW, Friday, 5:00 pm, July 25, 2014.
    Most of this week, and early next, I'll be in Washington, D.C. I should be finishing work early this Friday (the 25th). If anyone wants to meet up, meet me for the first time or just meet some new people,...
  • Jul 19

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.

    Anton Chekov on Storytelling.
    Don't tell me the moon is shining; show me the glint of light on broken glass. --Anton Chekhov (1860-1904) Chekov in Melikhovo, Russia, 1897...
  • Jul 19

    Hermann Hesse: Joking with the Immortals.

    Hermann Hesse: Joking with the Immortals.
    Eternity is a mere moment--just long enough for a joke. --Hermann Hesse's version of Goethe, dead, possessed of a superior perspective, and speaking to Harry Haller, in Steppenwolf (1927)....
Rank this Week: 73

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 22

    Argentina: The RUFO Crazy

    Argentina: The RUFO Crazy
    Kudos to Joseph Cotterill at FTAlphaville for an excellent post on the obsession with the Rights-Upon-Future-Offers (RUFO) clause in Argentina's restructured bonds, which seems to be driving Argentina to a payment default on those very bonds.…
  • Jul 20

    In Tribute to Dan Markel

    In Tribute to Dan Markel
    On behalf of everyone at Credit Slips, I want to express our profound sadness at hearing of the tragic and untimely passing of Professor Dan Markel. a professor of law at Florida State University and a prominent criminal law theorist....
  • Jul 20

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?

    A Bubble in Deceptive, Abusive Subprime Auto Lending?
    In a long story in today's edition, the New York Times is reporting a bubble in often deceptive and abusive subprime auto lending on unaffordable terms, including very high rates of interest. Although not quite the threat to the overall...
Rank this Week: 74

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: 75

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
  • Jul 23

    Holy Taxation, Batman! Remembering Batman’s Tax Villain

    Holy Taxation, Batman! Remembering Batman’s Tax Villain
    “Holy Taxation, Batman!” Yes, even Batman was aware of his civic duty. Robin uttered those words in Batman (Season 2, episode 4, The Cat and the Fiddle) in response to Batman’s request for money for the parking meter. But…
  • Jul 22

    Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings On Obamacare Tax Credits: Which One Got It Right?

    Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings On Obamacare Tax Credits: Which One Got It Right?
    In this corner, established in 1891, weighing in with 14 active judges and calling Richmond, VA, home is the Fourth District Court of Appeals. And in this corner, established in 1893, weighing in with 11 active judges and calling our…
  • Jul 22

    Obamacare Game Changer: Halbig Win Today Puts Health Care Act At Risk

    Obamacare Game Changer: Halbig Win Today Puts Health Care Act At Risk
      Halbig. Remember that name. It hasn’t gotten a lot of press to date but trust me, it will. A decision today in the U.S. Court of Appeals in Halbig poses one of the greatest challenges to the Obamacare since its inception.  …
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/
  • Jul 23

    "Catholic Sistas" Explain Why They Don't Use Contraception

    "Catholic Sistas" Explain Why They Don't Use Contraception
    Salon: Women who don’t use birth control explain why not, slut-shame those who do, by Jenny Kutner: Hint: It's because they don't understand how birth control works In the aftermath of the Hobby Lobby ruling that will effectively allow…
  • Jul 23

    Eden Foods Implores Grocers Not To Boycott Its Products Over Its Contraception Objection

    Eden Foods Implores Grocers Not To Boycott Its Products Over Its Contraception Objection
    Forbes: Eden Foods To Grocers: Stick With Us Despite Birth Control 'Attack', by Claire O'Connor: In the weeks since Eden Foods first hit headlines in the wake of the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision, the natural foods company has…
  • Jul 22

    Two Federal Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on ACA Subsidie

    Two Federal Appeals Courts Issue Conflicting Rulings on ACA Subsidie
    The Hill: ObamaCare subsidies in jeopardy, by Elise Viebeck: A pillar of ObamaCare was put in jeopardy Tuesday as two appeals courts split on whether the law’s premium subsidies are legal in 36 states. . . . Politico: How Obama’s...
Rank this Week: 78

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013

    Statistics Canada Article on Police-Reported Crimes Stats for 2013
    Statistics Canada has published an article on Police-reported crime statistics, 2013 that shows most categories of criminal offences have been continuing their long-term decline in Canada: "The police-reported Crime Severity Index (CSI),…
  • Jul 22

    Government Information Day Coming to University of Ottawa in October 2014

    Government Information Day Coming to University of Ottawa in October 2014
    The libraries at Carleton University and the University of Ottawa are hosting Government Information Day on October 16, 2014 at the University of Ottawa.The event will be structured around two themes: preservation and access, and open…
  • Jul 21

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter June 2014 Issue

    Canadian Library Association Feliciter June 2014 Issue
    The June 2014 issue of Feliciter, the journal of the Canadian Library Association (CLA), is available on line.The theme of the issue is marketing libraries.
Rank this Week: 79

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Halbig and hurting the innocent as a political tactic

    Halbig and hurting the innocent as a political tactic
    Q.  What’s the difference between a Ukrainian rebel with a rocket launcher and a lawyer challenging the Obamacare subsidies?  A.  The Ukrainian doesn’t intend to hurt innocent people. I elaborate the point in a…
  • Jul 23

    Some Roundups on Halbig and King (the ObamaCare Subsidies Cases)

    Some Roundups on Halbig and King (the ObamaCare Subsidies Cases)
    Much commentary has been posted in the past 24 hours on the Obamacare subsidies rulings.  Here are just a few:Emily Bazelon comments  at Slate about how implausible it is, as the D.C. Circuit holding would have it, "that…
  • Jul 23

    Some Thoughts on Habig

    Some Thoughts on Habig
    I posted after the oral argument in the DC Circuit to say that I thought the argument that prevailed there yesterday needed to be taken seriously, so now I feel compelled to talk about what comes next.First, I think that there are four…
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

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jul 15

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI

    Mark Shurtleff Arrested by FBI
    Back in 2008, I wrote several articles about the suspicious activities of Utah Attorney General Mark Shurtleff. Specifically, I questioned the campaign contributions her received from Pre-Paid Legal Services (now Legal Shield), a company that…
  • Jul 10

    World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Other

    World Ventures Called A Scam by Blogger and Other
    Attempts to silence critics of multi-level marketing companies (often referred to as legalized pyramid schemes) are nothing new. I have been on the receiving end of numerous threats  and one very large legal action for my criticism of…
  • Jul 3

    Creating an Investigative Policy

    Creating an Investigative Policy
    An investigative policy is an important tool to help manage the process of initiating a corporate fraud investigation. Doing so will help bring uniformity to the evaluation of fraud allegations, and it will help guide management through 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/
  • Jul 23

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Arizona reportedly botched the execution today of Joseph Wood III, the condemned prisoner who won a preliminary injunction against his execution at the Ninth Circuit, but then lost when the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his relatively brief opinion today in Burns v. Hickenlooper, Judge Raymond Moore enjoined Colorado officials from enforcing or applying Article II, Section 31 of…
  • Jul 23

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution

    Court Vacates Injunction Against Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court yesterday vacated the Ninth Circuit ruling over the weekend that ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner received details from the state about the…
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/
  • Jul 23

    Bringing Business Law into the Energy Law Cla

    Bringing Business Law into the Energy Law Cla
    As someone who teaches and researches both business law and energy law, I often focus on the overlap of the two areas, which I find to be significant. One of my most recent projects has been to write a new...
  • Jul 23

    Antitrust as a Question of Power, Not Competition

    Antitrust as a Question of Power, Not Competition
    Steven Davidoff Solomon, a professor of law at the University of California, Berkeley, has an interesting article on antitrust in the DealBook today: Changing Old Antitrust Thinking for a New Gilded Age. Professor Solomon argues that a new…
  • Jul 22

    The Value of the Imperfect Law Review System

    The Value of the Imperfect Law Review System
    Steve Bradford yesterday posted a thoughtful (as is usual for his posts) critique of law reviews. I had drafted a comment, but Steve suggested that I should post links to my prior posts separately, so here goes, along with (what...
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/
  • Jul 23

    Parents are not having Financial Planning Discussions with their Children Early Enough

    Parents are not having Financial Planning Discussions with their Children Early Enough
    A recent study from an American investment firm notes some surprising revelations about the conversations parents are having with their adult children about financial planning. Approximately 40% of parents have not discussed issues such as…
  • Jul 22

    Seniors Remain Optimistic About Golden Year

    Seniors Remain Optimistic About Golden Year
    The average Canadian will struggle to fund retirement.  However, despite increasing longevity, resulting in greater costs associated with personal care later in life, a recent study suggests that a significant majority of the aging…
  • Jul 21

    Revoking a Notarial Will: Destruction of a Certified Copy is not Enough

    Revoking a Notarial Will: Destruction of a Certified Copy is not Enough
    Unique among Canadian provinces, Quebec recognizes a third type of Will in addition to Formal and Holograph Wills: Notarial Wills.  We have previously blogged about Notarial Wills here.  A Notarial Will is drawn up by a notary, and…
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/
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 22

    Renovating a Kitchen as a Renter

    Renovating a Kitchen as a Renter
    The New York Times Real Estate Section runs a reader Q&A: Q. We live in a rent-stabilized apartment. Many years ago, at our own expense, we upgraded our kitchen, installing counters, tiling and new appliances. We also moved the kitchen...
  • Jul 22

    Mulligan on The Cost of Personal Property Servitude

    Mulligan on The Cost of Personal Property Servitude
    Christina Mulligan (Brooklyn) has posted The Cost of Personal Property Servitudes: Lessons for the Internet of Things on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Why has the common law evolved to disfavor complex and nonpossessory personal property…
  • Jul 21

    An Update on Dukeminier & Krier

    An Update on Dukeminier & Krier
    Josh Blackman continues to stay on top of the doings at Aspen: After I declared a partial victory in #AspenGate, I decided to stay with the 7th edition of the excellent property book, Dukeminier & Krier. My plan was to...
Rank this Week: 90