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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/
  • Mar 29

    Schock Team Alleges Massive DOJ Trashing of Speech and Debate Clause and Attorney-Client Privilege

    Schock Team Alleges Massive DOJ Trashing of Speech and Debate Clause and Attorney-Client Privilege
    Former Illinois Congressman Aaron Shock's attorneys filed two motions in federal court yesterday, alleging massive government misconduct in the investigation that led to their client's indictment on multiple misconduct and fraud related…
  • Mar 12

    More on the 46 U.S. Attorneys Asked to Resign

    More on the 46 U.S. Attorneys Asked to Resign
    It is fairly typical that US Attorneys offer their resignations when a new President, especially one of a different party, is elected. But firings and requiring same-day resignations are less common. This is particularly troublesome as many…
  • Mar 10

    Trump to 46 Prosecutors - Resign

    Trump to 46 Prosecutors - Resign
    The New York Times reports that "Trump Abruptly Orders 46 Obama-Era Prosecutors to Resign." Sad. (esp)
Rank this Week: 46

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Mar 29

    “What Kind of a Judge is Neil Gorsuch?”

    “What Kind of a Judge is Neil Gorsuch?”
    New paper from Ilya Shapiro and Frank Garrison for the fledgling Cato Legal Policy Bulletin series, which launched in January with Thomas Berry’s paper “The Illegal Tenure of Civil Rights Head Vanita Gupta.” From the…
  • Mar 28

    March 29 roundup

    March 29 roundup
    “SEAT Act: Top Senators Sponsoring Bill to Outlaw Low Cost Carriers, Raise Airfares” [Gary Leff, View from the Wing] “Trump’s Safe and Sane ‘Regulatory Reform’ Idea” [Cass Sunstein/Bloomberg, earlier…
  • Mar 28

    Split the Ninth Circuit?

    Split the Ninth Circuit?
    A House Judiciary hearing airs both sides on the question of breaking up the very large and busy Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals [ABA Journal, earlier] Tags: Ninth Circuit Split the Ninth Circuit? is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling…
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Mar 29

    President Trump, Gov. Abbott and the 'Disposables'

    President Trump, Gov. Abbott and the 'Disposables'
    Might a Trump Administration pivot on the opiod crisis spur Gov. Greg Abbott to change his position on Texas' Good Samaritan legislation, which he vetoed in 2015?  NBC-News reported this morning that:President Donald Trump is…
  • Mar 26

    Harris County litigation frames debate over bail bill

    Harris County litigation frames debate over bail bill
    Grits remains excited about bail-reform legislation being promoted by Texas Supreme Court Chief Justice Nathan Hecht and Court of Criminal Appeals Presiding Judge Sharon Keller this session, and carried at the Lege by John Whitmire (SB 1338)…
  • Mar 26

    Creating new discretion for police to use deescalation method

    Creating new discretion for police to use deescalation method
    An excellent and necessary bill that's so far flown under the radar needs a quick referral and vote if it's going to pass this year. HB 3824, filed on the next to last day of bill filing by state Rep. Toni Rose, alters antiquated…
Rank this Week: 48

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Mar 28

    Bill would require state to notify any municipality where sex offender is transferred

    Bill would require state to notify any municipality where sex offender is transferred
    3-28-17 New York: Sen. Patrick M. Gallivan (R-C-I, Elma) says the Senate has once again approved a bill that would require New York State to notify a local municipality when a sex offender is transferred from a state facility to a community…
  • Mar 27

    Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offender

    Lawmakers eliminating time-frame protection for child sex offender
    If passed into law it raises all sorts of legal questions.3-27-17 Illinois: Those who suffered sexual abuse and assault as children decades ago may soon be able to obtain justice by having their victimizers prosecuted. State Sen. Scott…
  • Mar 25

    Indiana Inmates Could Have Computer Tablets by End of Year

    Indiana Inmates Could Have Computer Tablets by End of Year
    3-25-17 Indiana: Indiana prison officials have proposed providing inmates with computer tablets in an effort to help them connect with family and further their educations. INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana prison officials have proposed…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Mar 29

    Announcement: TOTM blog symposium on agricultural and biotech merger

    Announcement: TOTM blog symposium on agricultural and biotech merger
    Truth on the Market is pleased to announce its next blog symposium: Agricultural and Biotech Mergers: Implications for Antitrust Law and Economics in Innovative Industries March 30 & 31, 2017 Earlier this week the European Commission…
  • Mar 22

    Understanding ownership and property in the Digital Age

    Understanding ownership and property in the Digital Age
    What does it mean to “own” something? A simple question (with a complicated answer, of course) that, astonishingly, goes unasked in a recent article in the Pennsylvania Law Review entitled, What We Buy When We “Buy…
  • Mar 22

    Bundling and Competition Law in China: Sage Comments by the Scalia Law School’s Global Antitrust Institute

    Bundling and Competition Law in China: Sage Comments by the Scalia Law School’s Global Antitrust Institute
    Introduction For nearly two years, the Global Antitrust Institute (GAI) at George Mason University’s Scalia Law School has filed an impressive series of comments on foreign competition laws and regulations.  The latest GAI comment,…
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/
  • Mar 28

    Opinion requiring modern clinical tests for mental disability in capital case

    Opinion requiring modern clinical tests for mental disability in capital case
    Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Moore v. Texas. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Thomas and Alito joined.
  • Mar 28

    Lemley & Volokh on Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Lemley & Volokh on Virtual and Augmented Reality
    Mark A. Lemley and Eugene Volokh (Stanford Law School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) have posted Law, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented…
  • Mar 27

    Humbach on Alexander on Hard Incompatibilism

    Humbach on Alexander on Hard Incompatibilism
    John A. Humbach (Pace University School of Law) has posted Does Hard Incompatibilism Really Abolish ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’? Some Thoughts in Response to Larry Alexander on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a challenge to recent writings of…
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
  • Mar 27

    Sir Edward Coke and International Patent Exhaustion

    Sir Edward Coke and International Patent Exhaustion
    Guest Post by Professor Tomás Gómez-Arostegui (Lewis & Clark Law School) One of the questions in Impression Prods., Inc. v. Lexmark Int’l, Inc., on which the Supreme Court recently heard oral argument (March 21),…
  • Mar 24

    USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform

    USPTO Working Group on Regulatory Reform
    Under the direction of the White House, the USPTO has formed a “Working Group on Regulatory Reform.”  To implement the 2-for-1 regulatory agenda previously outlined on Patently-O. According to a release from Dir.…
  • Mar 22

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me

    Millions of Papers, Papers for Me
    Stuck in the 19th Century, the Federal Circuit Rule 30(a) requires appellants to submit six paper copies of the appendix to the briefs. In a recent filing, pro se appellant Urvashi Bhagat asked the court to waive this…
Rank this Week: 53

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Mar 29

    Attribution and Citation on Facebook

    Attribution and Citation on Facebook
    Facebook is the largest social network on the planet, its citation standards set the bar for attribution on the web. Here's a look at What Facebook offers. The post Attribution and Citation on Facebook appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Mar 29

    3 Count: Georgia Annotation

    3 Count: Georgia Annotation
    Georgia wins key victory over annotations to its legal code, lawsuit over Iron Man's armor suffers setback and CloudFlare loses in court with DMCA defense. The post 3 Count: Georgia Annotations appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Mar 28

    3 Count: Blackbeard’s Revenge

    3 Count: Blackbeard’s Revenge
    Supreme Court declines to hear Vimeo case, Elseiver wins summary judgment in battle over 3D animations and Blackbeard gets his revenge on North Carolina. The post 3 Count: Blackbeard’s Revenge appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 54

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: 55

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Finkelman on Douglass's Constitution

    Finkelman on Douglass's Constitution
    It turns out that President Trump was right: Frederick Douglass is “getting recognized more and more.”  Paul Finkelman, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and the Albany Law School, has posted Frederick Douglas's…
  • Mar 29

    Premo on ordinary litigants in the Spanish Empire

    Premo on ordinary litigants in the Spanish Empire
    Bianca Premo, Florida International Universityhas published The Enlightenment on Trial: Ordinary Litigants and Colonialism in the Spanish Empire with Oxford University Press. From the publisher:This is a history of the Enlightenment--the…
  • Mar 28

    Schiller Joins Cambridge SLH Editorial Team

    Schiller Joins Cambridge SLH Editorial Team
    The Cambridge University Press Studies in Legal History Series recently welcomed a new member -- UC Hastings' Reuel Schiller -- to the editorial team. Here's the SLH announcement: Studies in Legal History Editors Holly Brewer, Michael…
Rank this Week: 56

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: 57

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 22

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray

    IHL Does Not Authorise Detention in NIAC: A Response to Murray
    by Kevin Jon Heller Over the past couple of years, a number of scholars -- including me -- have debated whether IHL implicitly authorises detention in non-international armed conflict (NIAC.) The latest intervention in the debate comes…
  • Mar 20

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?

    So . . . What do you think should be in your international law textbook?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis I’m honored to have been invited by Allen Weiner to join him in the forthcoming 7th edition of the textbook, International Law, which he previously edited with the late Professor Barry Carter.…
  • Mar 19

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”

    The Disappearing UN Report on Israeli “Apartheid”
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last week, the UN Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) sent shockwaves through the international community by issuing a report that — for the first time in UN history…
Rank this Week: 58

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Marty Robbins Life Insurance

    Marty Robbins Life Insurance
    We've written pretty extensively over the past dozen or so years about Universal Life, very little of which was complimentary. The design itself, especially the first few iterations, really needed a young person as the insured, and said young…
  • Mar 28

    Short Term Medical Plans: With a Twist?

    Short Term Medical Plans: With a Twist?
    We've written before about Short Term Medical (STM) plans as potentially viable ObamaPlan alternatives. They're a lot less expensive than O'Care plans, and offer lower out-of-pocket maximum's, to boot.On the flip side, they're underwritten…
  • Mar 27

    PCIP v2.0?

    PCIP v2.0?
    We were long-time fans of the PCIP (Pre-Existing Condition Insurance Plan), the one part of ObamaCare that actually seemed to make sense. So of course it was designed to sunset after a time, leaving a lot of folks with few choices and less…
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/
  • Mar 28

    Brazil’s meat scandal expands while international market reaction is mixed

    Brazil’s meat scandal expands while international market reaction is mixed
    The investigation by Federal Police in Brazil has led to the suspension of three more processing plants this week over the alleged corruption in meat industry. That raises the number of closed meat processing plants to six out of 21 being…
  • Mar 28

    25 sick in E. coli outbreak linked to Robin Hood Flour

    25 sick in E. coli outbreak linked to Robin Hood Flour
    Robin Hood All Purpose Flour is the subject of a food recall warning issued by Public Health Agency of Canada and the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA). Canadians are advised to not eat or use the recalled flour product. Additional…
  • Mar 28

    Norovirus-contaminated oysters sicken hundreds in Canada, USA

    Norovirus-contaminated oysters sicken hundreds in Canada, USA
    Consumption of raw or undercooked oysters from British Columbia is blamed for 321 cases of norovirus gastroenteritis in three Canadian provinces, according to an updated report from the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC), released March…
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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
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/
  • Mar 29

    Faster Not Better When Illegal

    Faster Not Better When Illegal
    A public reprimand has been imposed by the Indiana Supreme Court of an attorney who counseled and assisted his client's immigration fraud. In 2012, Respondent was hired by a United States citizen living in New Jersey to assist his wife,...
  • Mar 29

    Driving Mr. Paralegal

    Driving Mr. Paralegal
    A Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada declined to suspended a paralegal charged with a Uber crime The responding party is a Paralegal who was licensed in 2015. He was employed by his older son, a...
  • Mar 28

    The English Teacher

    The English Teacher
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney Caroline Drummond was employed as counsel for Michael Ross Kettles in connection with Tulsa County District Court Case No. CF-2013-4788. Kettles was incarcerated in the David L. Moss…
Rank this Week: 63

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: 64

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
  • Mar 29

    Create a Multi-Level Marketing Company in Ten Easy Step

    Create a Multi-Level Marketing Company in Ten Easy Step
    Hundreds of thousands of Americans get sucked into Multi-Level Marketing (MLM) companies each year. From Mary Kay to Amway to Herbalife to PrePaid Legal, the list is seemingly endless. Each offers its own special spin on the products it…
  • Mar 27

    How to Avoid Business Opportunity Frauds and MLM Scam

    How to Avoid Business Opportunity Frauds and MLM Scam
    In a past appearance on CNBC’s On the Money, Tracy Coenen talked about how consumers could protect themselves from business opportunity scams and multi-level marketing (MLM) schemes. MLMs parade themselves around as business…
  • Mar 22

    Using Bank Statements in Child Support and Divorce Case

    Using Bank Statements in Child Support and Divorce Case
    Bank statements can be a very valuable tool in child support and divorce cases, particularly when one party has not been forthcoming about income an expenses. We can look at deposits to draw conclusions about income, and the level of…
Rank this Week: 65

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: 66

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

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

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Mar 28

    University of Utah v. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Wissenschatfen E.V. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    University of Utah v. Max-Planck-Gesellschaft Zur Foerderung der Wissenschatfen E.V. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Despite the Supreme Court's admonition, in Octane Fitness, LLC v. ICON Health & Fitness, Inc. and Highmark Inc. v. Allcare Health Mgmt. Sys., Inc., that attorney's fees and other measures of enhanced damages be…
  • Mar 27

    Twilio, Inc. v. Telesign Corp. (PTAB 2017)

    Twilio, Inc. v. Telesign Corp. (PTAB 2017)
    No CBM Review for On-Line Registration Patent Having Financial Applications and Uses By Joseph Herndon -- Twilio Inc. filed a Petition requesting covered business method patent review of claims 1–18 of U.S. Patent No. 9,300,792. The…
  • Mar 26

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In

    TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC -- 98 Professors Chime In
    By Andrew Williams -- As we reported last week, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in the TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC case on Monday March 27. In that previous report, we covered the background of the case, and…
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/
Rank this Week: 68

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Mar 29

    It's Brexit Day

    It's Brexit Day
    BBC has the Article 50 withdrawal notification letter here. Not surprisingly, it does not tell us much about how the withdrawal talks will go (the UK would like a "deep and special partnership" with the EU). The substance of the...
  • Mar 28

    Clues About Trump's ISDS Policy

    Clues About Trump's ISDS Policy
    Lots of people are asking about what the Trump administration will do with investment treaties and investment chapters of FTAs. Will their sovereignty concerns mean they reject ISDS? Or will their pro-business views mean they support ISDS?…
  • Mar 28

    DS461 is Confusing

    DS461 is Confusing
    Compliance review in the DS461 dispute, Colombia - Textiles, is proceeding in the strangest order I can remember seeing. Keep in mind that Panama was the complainant and Colombia was the respondent in the underlying dispute. Here's the…
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/
  • Mar 29

    internal studies on consumer preference support class action treatment for weed killer claim

    internal studies on consumer preference support class action treatment for weed killer claim
    Martin v. Monsanto Co., No. 16–2168, 2017 WL 1115167 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2017)This case grants class certification, illustrating the use of internal consumer research in class action practice.  The probabilistic nature of consumer…
  • Mar 29

    Plaintiff doesn't have to rebut 230 immunity in complaint against multiple partie

    Plaintiff doesn't have to rebut 230 immunity in complaint against multiple partie
    Moretti v. Hertz Corp., No. 14-469, 2017 WL 1032783 (D. Del. Mar. 17, 2017)Moretti sued for violation of California’s false advertising, consumer protection, and unfair and deceptive trade practices laws, and common law fraud.…
  • Mar 29

    False advertising of sperm donor leads to wrongful birth claim

    False advertising of sperm donor leads to wrongful birth claim
    Doe 1 v. Xytex Corp., No. C 16-02935, 2017 WL 1112996 (N.D. Cal. Mar. 24, 2017)|A false advertising case arising out of a wrongful birth claim: Does One and Two used xytex.com, which sold human semen for use in artificial insemination.…
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/
  • Mar 28

    The Hill Reports Bill to Weaken CFPB Could be Marked Up in April While Politico Makes it Seem As it Might Not Move

    The Hill Reports Bill to Weaken CFPB Could be Marked Up in April While Politico Makes it Seem As it Might Not Move
    Here is The Hill's Report. Excerpt: Republicans on the House Financial Services Committee are eyeing April markups for Dodd-Frank legislation, meaning Democrats have just about a month to settle on a strategy to defend the CFPB. Some…
  • Mar 27

    Is Trump succeeding on his terms so far?

    Is Trump succeeding on his terms so far?
    Read this piece by James Hohmann, which argues that the importance of Trump's loss on health care is being overblown and that, in fact, Trump is largely succeeding so far. It includes this passage: Despite the chaos and the growing...
  • Mar 27

    Legal clash with FTC on marketing of used car

    Legal clash with FTC on marketing of used car
    FairWarning reports: Can a used car be marketed as “safe” or “certified” even if it has defective air bags, a faulty ignition switch or other potentially lethal problems? Yes, so long as the used car dealer discloses…
Rank this Week: 72

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
  • Mar 29

    OPINIONS – March 28, 2017

    OPINIONS – March 28, 2017
    State v. Worthan DA 16-0457 2017 MT 74N Criminal – Sexual Intercourse without Consent Neiffer v. Koppenstein DA 16-0456 2017 MT 73N Civil – Other State v. G. Cold DA 15-0664 2017 MT 72N Criminal – Theft Johnson v. State DA…
  • Mar 22

    OPINIONS – March 21, 2017

    OPINIONS – March 21, 2017
    Matter of David Tennant PR 16-0233 2017 MT 66 Attorney Discipline – Discipline-Formal Complaint Friedel v. Lindeen DA 16-0358 2017 MT 65 Civil – Bad Faith and Unfair Dealing Thomas v. Liberty Northwest Insuran DA 16-0491 2017 MT…
  • Mar 16

    OPINIONS – March 14, 2017

    OPINIONS – March 14, 2017
    State v. Forsythe DA 14-0750 2017 MT 61 Criminal – Assault-Partner/Family State v. C. Harrison DA 14-0799 2017 MT 60 Criminal – DUI-Felony
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

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: 75

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/
  • Mar 29

    History

    History
    People are tribal; we are proud of our tribes. Why not WASP History Studies in colleges? Or Caucasian History? Or White History? Sure. We all know history is written mainly by the victors. And further that America, e.g., was forged...
  • Mar 28

    Tramps Like Us: Heidelberg Castle.

    Tramps Like Us: Heidelberg Castle.
    Around 1620, Jacques Fouquières painted Germany's Heidelberg Castle, a famous structure in both German history and art, in "Hortus Palatinus" (below). Although the Castle has been in splendid ruin for most of its history, artists…
  • Mar 27

    Getting Paid: Pedestrian Tip No. 3 on Invoicing to Avoid Hating Life.

    Getting Paid: Pedestrian Tip No. 3 on Invoicing to Avoid Hating Life.
    If you are a professional services biller, your bills should genuinely reflect value and effort. Your descriptions in each bill of the work performed should be honest, in plain English and bounce off the page with "problem-solving".…
Rank this Week: 76

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Mar 28

    E. coli Outbreak to the North – 25 Sick from Flour in Canada

    E. coli Outbreak to the North – 25 Sick from Flour in Canada
    The Public Health Agency of Canada is collaborating with federal and provincial public health partners to investigate an outbreak of Escherichia coli, called E. coli O121 that has now been linked to Robin Hood All...…
  • Mar 25

    Friday Night Food Recall: Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green and Rubber with Plastic

    Friday Night Food Recall: Malachite Green and Leucomalachite Green and Rubber with Plastic
    Lakes Farm Raised Catfish Inc., a Dundee, Miss. establishment, is recalling approximately 1,695 pounds of siluriformes fish (catfish) products that may be adulterated with residues of public health concern, specifically... Continue Reading
  • Mar 24

    Raw Milk and Guacamole Recalled over Listeria

    Raw Milk and Guacamole Recalled over Listeria
    New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball is warning consumers in Oneida County and the surrounding area not to consume unpasteurized raw milk from the... Continue Reading
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/
  • Mar 24

    If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry

    If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry
    Business Insider (March 21, 2017): If you care about the future of abortion rights, now is a good time to worry, by Jessie B. Hill: Although there is no immediate threat to Roe v. Wade, Professor Jessie Hill discusses why...
  • Mar 23

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue

    Mississippi Drops Defense of Admitting Privilege Requirement; Litigation on OB/GYN Requirement Continue
    Rewire (March 21, 2017): Mississippi Finally Stops Defending Clinic Shutdown Law, by Jessica Mason Pieklo: Eight months after the Supreme Court's decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt, Mississippi dropped its defense of an admitting…
  • Mar 21

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate

    Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate
    Huffington Post (March 20, 2017): Women Wore 'Handmaid's Tale' Robes to the Texas Senate, by Catherine Pearson: On Monday, a group of women arrived at the Texas Senate Chambers wearing red robes and white bonnets as a nod to characters...
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Mar 29

    Supreme Court Strikes Down State No-Surcharge Law

    Supreme Court Strikes Down State No-Surcharge Law
    The Supreme Court ruled today in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman. The Court unanimously ruled for the merchant plaintiff that was challenging New York State's no-surcharge law. 5 Justices were on the majority opinion with a pair of…
  • Mar 29

    Jevic Commentary

    Jevic Commentary
    Just a cross-posting note: Jonathan Lipson and I comment on the U.S. Supreme Court's Jevic decision at the Harvard Law School Corporate Bankruptcy Roundtable.
  • Mar 28

    $45 Million for Stay Violation

    $45 Million for Stay Violation
    How much in punitive damages is enough to punish unlawful conduct and deter its repetition? $45 million was one bankruptcy court's opinion, in the case of a wrongful home foreclosure and eviction in knowing violation of the automatic stay.…
Rank this Week: 79

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
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

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
  • Mar 28

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?

    How Will Bankruptcy Affect My Credit?
    One of the major concerns people have when they consider filing for bankruptcy is the damage it will do to their credit. Understandably, they worry that their credit score will plummet and that it will be difficult to restore once…
  • Mar 23

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail

    Sears, Payless and the Future of Retail
    News stories this week indicated that Payless Shoes would likely file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy within the week. Stalwart Sears, founded in 1893 and once the country’s largest retailer, stated in its March 2017 SEC filing that,…
  • Mar 7

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially

    Mistakes to Avoid: How to Recognize When and Where You are Exposed Financially
    Last month, I wrote a blog post entitled Are You Exposed on this blog where I suggest that most bankruptcies occur when a debtor allows himself to be excessively exposed to external forces. By recognizing and controlling these points of…
Rank this Week: 82

taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 83

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: 84

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Papers from the Illinois-Bologna Conference on Comparative Constitutional History

    Papers from the Illinois-Bologna Conference on Comparative Constitutional History
    As many readers know, the University of Illinois and the University of Bologna sponsor an annual conference on Constitutional History: Comparative Perspectives. Last year's conference was held in Chicago, with a keynote speech by the…
  • Mar 29

    Law Professor Amicus Brief in the Mississippi FADA Case

    Law Professor Amicus Brief in the Mississippi FADA Case
    On Monday, a Fifth Circuitpanel will hear Barber v. Bryant, a challenge to Mississippi’s H.B. 1523. At root, that law prohibits the government from taking “discriminatory action” against religious actors that hold any of…
  • Mar 27

    Give the “Trespass” Test (and Judge Gorsuch) a Chance

    Give the “Trespass” Test (and Judge Gorsuch) a Chance
    Kiel Brennan-Marquez and Andrew TuttIn 2012, when the Supreme Court held in United States v. Jones that police may not engage in prolonged GPS surveillance of a car on public streets without a warrant, many scoffed. Not at…
Rank this Week: 85

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Mar 27

    Five People Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Los Angele

    Five People Injured in Suspected DUI Crash in Los Angele
    Five people were injured in two separate car accidents in Winnetka, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Daily News, the crashes were reported the night of March 19, 2017…
  • Mar 15

    Bicyclist Killed in La Palma Car Accident

    Bicyclist Killed in La Palma Car Accident
    A man in his 30s suffered fatal injuries in a bicycle accident after he was struck by a sedan. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred when the man was riding his bike along La Palma Avenue just west of…
  • Mar 13

    Woman and Pet Injured in San Diego Dog Attack

    Woman and Pet Injured in San Diego Dog Attack
    Dawn Fenner, a resident of San Marcos, says she and her pet were injured in a dog attack when they were walking home near Pyramid Lake. According to a 10News.com report, Fenner says an off-leash pit bull charged at her and her dog. The pit…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 87

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    How Do Other Countries Regulate Marijuana

    How Do Other Countries Regulate Marijuana
    Now that it appears that the Canadian government will legalize the recreational use of marijuana in Canada by July 1, 2018, it might be interesting to look at what the policies are currently here and  how other jurisdictions have handled…
  • Mar 27

    AMICUS National Union Catalogue to be Replaced Under Deal Berween OCLC and Library and Archives Canada

    AMICUS National Union Catalogue to be Replaced Under Deal Berween OCLC and Library and Archives Canada
    Library and Archives Canada (LAC) has signed a deal with OCLC, the international non-profit library co-operative, to replace AMICUS.AMICUS serves as a national union catalogue, helping users locate materials in hundreds of library collections…
  • Mar 27

    Twitter Town Hall With Chief Judge of British Columbia Provincial Court

    Twitter Town Hall With Chief Judge of British Columbia Provincial Court
    The British Columbia Provincial Court’s Chief Judge Thomas Crabtree will host a live Twitter Town Hall on April 6, 2017.People will be able to tweet their questions about the court and the judicial system using the hashtag…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • Mar 29

    Hastings Law Journal Guaranteed Article Review

    Hastings Law Journal Guaranteed Article Review
    This just in from the Executive Editor of the Hastings Law Journal: The Hastings Law Journal can guarantee that we will review manuscripts for authors who commit to accepting an offer from Hastings Law Journal if we extend one by...
  • Mar 29

    "Inside the Great Forensic Science Boondoggle"

    &quot;Inside the Great Forensic Science Boondoggle&quot;
    Such is the subtitle of an excellent article by UVA's Brandon Garrett, in The Baffler. Here is the gist: Forensics has turned Victorian detective stories into modern nonfiction, with lab-coated analysts flexing their Holmesian ability to zero…
  • Mar 28

    More Bad Bar Results from Charlotte School of Law

    More Bad Bar Results from Charlotte School of Law
    Last week, Charlotte School of Law had a pretty good week. Dean Jay Conison was fired and returned to the faculty, but since he wasn't assigned any classes this semester, he has no actual responsibilities. He reportedly was wandering the...
Rank this Week: 89

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 29

    SCOTUS Rules First Amendment Applies to New York's Credit Card Surcharge Statute

    SCOTUS Rules First Amendment Applies to New York's Credit Card Surcharge Statute
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Expressions Hair Design v. Schneiderman, a unanimous Court reversed the Second Circuit's conclusion that the First Amendment was not applicable to a…
  • Mar 28

    Second Circuit Rejects First Amendment Claim of Law Firm to Accept Investment from NonLawyer

    Second Circuit Rejects First Amendment Claim of Law Firm to Accept Investment from NonLawyer
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Jacoby & Myers, LLP v. The Presiding Justices of the First, Second, Third & Fourth Depts, the Second Circuit upheld the New York Rules...
  • Mar 25

    Virginia District Judge Upholds Muslim Travel Ban 2.0

    Virginia District Judge Upholds Muslim Travel Ban 2.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his opinion in Sarsour v. Trump, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia Anthony Trenga denied the Plaintiffs' motion for Temporary…
Rank this Week: 90