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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 1

    Yes, Hackers Could Build an iPhone Botnet—Thanks to Window

    Yes, Hackers Could Build an iPhone Botnet—Thanks to Window
    A reminder to Apple and smug iPhone owners: Just because iOS has never been the victim of a widespread malware outbreak doesn’t mean mass iPhone hacking isn’t still possible. Now one group of security researchers plans to show how…
  • Jul 31

    Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That’s Already Built Into It

    Hackers Can Control Your Phone Using a Tool That’s Already Built Into It
    A lot of concern about the NSA’s seemingly omnipresent surveillance over the last year has focused on the agency’s efforts to install back doors in software and hardware. Those efforts are greatly aided, however, if the agency can…
  • Jul 31

    Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken

    Why the Security of USB Is Fundamentally Broken
    Computer users pass around USB sticks like silicon business cards. Although we know they often carry malware infections, we depend on antivirus scans and the occasional reformatting to keep our thumbdrives from becoming the carrier for the…
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/
Rank this Week: 47

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

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

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Aug 1

    3 Count: Let it Go… On

    3 Count: Let it Go… On
    Lawsuit over Frozen trailer is allowed to move forward, dueling milk crates spark battle in Australia and it Yo! vs. Oi! in the battle of one-word apps. The post 3 Count: Let it Go… On appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 31

    The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy

    The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy
    With the leak of the upcoming Expendables movie, it's worth taking a look at why pre-release piracy is treated so serious and what can be done about it. The post The Impact of Pre-Release Piracy appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Jul 31

    3 Count: $90,000 Delay

    3 Count: $90,000 Delay
    FilmOn hit with $90,000 contempt judgment, NMPA sues two unlicensed lyrics sites and Polish group wants to expand copyright levy to phones and tablets. The post 3 Count: $90,000 Delay 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 31

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System

    Jay Walker: Fix the Licensing System
  • Jul 30

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade

    Supreme Court Patent Cases Per Decade
    The Chart below is an update of one I published earlier this year. The new chart adds in a couple of extra cases that I had previously not included and also takes account of the Supreme Court’s spate of decisions this term, including…
  • Jul 29

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter

    Interpreting Claims Against The Drafter
    By Dennis Crouch Over the past year, the Federal Circuit has decided dozens of important patent cases. Of those, one of the most important appears to be 3M Innovative Props. Co. v. Tredegar Corp., 725 F.3d 1315 (Fed. Cir. 2013). When I wrote…
Rank this Week: 49

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 31

    EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline

    EPA extends biofuel compliance deadline
    The EPA continues to tread water on biofuels.from Reuters:The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday [July 31, 2014] extended for a third time the deadline for refiners to show compliance with 2013 federal biofuel use targets, a…
  • Jul 31

    Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana

    Plagiarism charge hampers Walsh's campaign in Montana
    Glenn Poshard had already lost his race in Illinois when plagiarism charges were brought against him.John Walsh, D-Montana, is not so lucky.from the Hill:Walsh apparently copied more than a quarter of his paper from other sources without…
  • Jul 31

    John Whealan quoted in Washington Post

    John Whealan quoted in Washington Post
    From the Washington Post:The tech community, adds George Washington University professor John Whealan, himself a deputy General Counsel for Intellectual Property Law at the USPTO from 2001-2008, "has, with all due respect, become an…
Rank this Week: 50

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

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

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Wearable tech and the corrections market

    Wearable tech and the corrections market
    GPS ankle monitor: Looks uncomfortableLately, your correspondent has been fiddling in my spare time with a hobbyist-level wearable technology project involving a couple of cheap sensors (which soon will be) wired into a pair of gloves to…
  • Jul 31

    Roundup: Expensive jails, paid-for pols, broken grand juries, and flawed forensic

    Roundup: Expensive jails, paid-for pols, broken grand juries, and flawed forensic
    Here are a few odds and ends that haven't made it into full, individual posts since my return from Mexico City but which still deserve Grits readers attention:This week in Cow Town: Hair microscopy and other forensic conundrumsThe Forensic…
  • Jul 30

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u

    'Do border surges work?' For incumbent pols, but not really the rest of u
    The Austin Statesman on Sunday published an extended investigative piece on Texas' beefed up border security efforts and posed the simple but controversial question: "Do border surges work?" The article tracks several themes examined on Grits…
Rank this Week: 51

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Aug 1

    Buell on "White Collar" Crime

    Buell on "White Collar" Crime
    Samuel W. Buell (Duke University School of Law) has posted 'White Collar' Crimes (THE OXFORD HANDBOOK OF CRIMINAL LAW (M. Dubber & T. Hornle eds. 2014)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In addition to serving as a précis of...
  • Aug 1

    Garvey on Aiding and Abetting

    Garvey on Aiding and Abetting
    Stephen P. Garvey (Cornell Law School) has posted Reading Rosemond (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Rosemond v. United States, decided this past term, the Court spoke to the requirements…
  • Aug 1

    "It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution"

    "It’s Time for Legalized Prostitution"
    From Slate: [T]he new Canadian bill would go further than the Swedes do by making it illegal for sex workers to advertise their services, or to communicate their interest in selling sex in a place where a child might plausibly...
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/
  • Jul 31

    Legal Complaint to Google

    Legal Complaint to Google
    International: Legal Complaint to Google; <br> <i>From:</i> arda tünuz ( ) <i>To:</i> Google, Inc.
  • Jul 31

    Paul Smith Group Re: Copyrighted Logos And Image

    Paul Smith Group Re: Copyrighted Logos And Image
    Piracy or Copyright Infringement: <br> <i>From:</i> Paul Smith Group Holdings <i>To:</i> Google Inc<br><i>Date:</i> 2014-06-27
  • Jul 31

    Paul Smith Group Re: Copyrighted Logos And Image

    Paul Smith Group Re: Copyrighted Logos And Image
    Piracy or Copyright Infringement: <br> <i>From:</i> Paul Smith Group Holdings <i>To:</i> Google Inc<br><i>Date:</i> 2014-05-23
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 1

    Guest Post: The Use of Human Shields and International Criminal Law

    Guest Post: The Use of Human Shields and International Criminal Law
    by Tali Kolesov Har-Oz and Ori Pomson [Ori Pomson and Tali Kolesov Har-Oz are both teaching assistants and LL.B. candidates at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem Law Faculty.]  Introduction The recent hostilities between Israel and…
  • Aug 1

    When does the Combatant’s Privilege Apply?

    When does the Combatant’s Privilege Apply?
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Under any view, the privilege of combatancy is key to the basic architecture of the law of war. It stands at the fault line between domestic criminal law and International Humanitarian Law, between…
  • Aug 1

    Emerging Voices: The Preliminary Examinations in Iraq: A Net Loss for the ICC’s Political Capital

    Emerging Voices: The Preliminary Examinations in Iraq: A Net Loss for the ICC’s Political Capital
    by David Benger by David Benger [David Benger is the Course Assistant for the Brandeis University in The Hague intensive summer school in International Criminal Law. He may be reached at dabenger [at] gmail [dot] com.] The International…
Rank this Week: 55

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Aug 1

    Pres. Issues Exec Order Requiring Fed Contractors To Disclose Labor Violation

    Pres. Issues Exec Order Requiring Fed Contractors To Disclose Labor Violation
    The President signed an executive order requiring prospective contractors to disclose to agencies violations of 14 federal wage and hour, discrimination, health and safety, family and medical leave, labor and other workplace laws. The Fair…
  • Jul 30

    Professor and Student Discount

    Professor and Student Discount
    I got an email from Braddeals which is a blog which compiles a list of student and professor discounts. If you find it useful, please leave a comment. The discounts can be found here. Please leave a comment if you...
  • Jul 28

    Importance of Special Education

    Importance of Special Education
    Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs, NY Times (July 27,2014), is an interesting NY Times article about the importance of special education to a child's life and how taxing the litigation process can be for parents and their…
Rank this Week: 56

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Thanks to Obamacare .............

    Thanks to Obamacare .............
    We rail against Obamacare, and with good reason. Spending TRILLIONS of dollars (including $1 billion+ on a website that STILL doesn't work) to provide health insurance to a relatively few people is foolish. Providing coverage to the…
  • Aug 1

    Cavalcade of Risk #214: Call for submission

    Cavalcade of Risk #214: Call for submission
    Jaan Sidorov hosts next week's Cav. Entries are due by Monday (the 4th).To submit your risk-related post, just click here to email it.You'll need to provide:■ Your post's url and title■ Your blog's url and name■ Your…
  • Jul 31

    Medicaid Iceberg Ahead

    Medicaid Iceberg Ahead
    One of the key provisions of Obamacare involves Medicaid expansion. But then SCOTUS through a wrench in the works making expansion optional. The result, 24 states said "no" to expansion, gumming up the works.And now this .........Just six…
Rank this Week: 57

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Aug 1

    Former Bar President Still Former Lawyer

    Former Bar President Still Former Lawyer
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied the reinstatement petition of an attorney suspended for a federal false tax filing conviction. The Plain Dealer reported on the conviction Prominent Cleveland attorney Leslie W. Jacobs was sentenced Tuesday…
  • Aug 1

    Trending Away From Disbarment

    Trending Away From Disbarment
    An Illinois Hearing Board has recommended a suspension of nine months of an attorney who used a power of attorney to write himself checks from the account of an elderly woman. His defense Respondent, who had power of attorney for...
  • Jul 31

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC

    Beating Malpractice Claim As Easy As ABC
    The Washington State Supreme Court sitting en banc has held in a legal malpractice matter arising from a joint venture agreement to operate a debt collection business In this opinion, we consider whether the trial court erred in applying…
Rank this Week: 58

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Aug 1

    Five Additional Days Added to Wawona Fruit Recall

    Five Additional Days Added to Wawona Fruit Recall
    Wawona Packing Company of Cutler, CA, is adding fruit produced on five additional days to the recall of whole white and yellow peaches, white and yellow nectarines, plums and pluots. The company originally recalled fruit packed between June 1…
  • Jul 31

    Congress Members Ask USDA to Drop COOL if WTO Disapprove

    Congress Members Ask USDA to Drop COOL if WTO Disapprove
    If the World Trade Organization (WTO) sides with Canada and Mexico in their complaint that country-of-origin labeling (COOL) laws in the U.S. put their meat exports at an unfair disadvantage, the U.S. Department of Agriculture should rescind…
  • Jul 31

    FSIS Denies CSPI Petition to Declare Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella an Adulterant

    FSIS Denies CSPI Petition to Declare Antibiotic-Resistant Salmonella an Adulterant
    Thursday was a busy day for the Department of Agriculture’s Food Safety and Inspection Service. In addition to publishing its new poultry inspection rule, the agency also released its response to the Center for Science in the Public…
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect

    Jinks, Maogoto, &amp; Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect
    Derek Jinks (Univ. of Texas - Law), Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto (Univ. of Manchester - Law), & Solon Solomon (King's College London - Law) have published Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies -…
  • Jul 29

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 364 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 364Giorgio Gaja, The Protection of General Interests in the International Community. General Course on Public…
  • Jul 29

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation
    The International Community Law Review has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on the World Trade Organization. Here's the call: Call for Submissions: The World Trade OrganisationThe editors of the International Community Law…
Rank this Week: 60

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Crump and Brophy on Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey

    Crump and Brophy on Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey
    Judson E. Crump and Alfred L. Brophy, University of North Carolina School of Law, has posted Cornelius Sinclair's Odyssey: Freedom, Slavery, and Freedom Again in the Old South.  Here is the abstract: In August 1825 several free, young…
  • Jul 31

    Wilkes on Habeas Petitions in the Reign of James I

    Wilkes on Habeas Petitions in the Reign of James I
    Donald E. Wilkes, Jr., University of Georgia Law School, has posted Habeas Corpus Proceedings in the High Court of Parliament in the Reign of James I, 1603-1625, which appears in the American Journal of Legal History 54 (2014): 200-63. …
  • Jul 30

    Gordon, "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case"

    Gordon, &quot;The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case&quot;
    Gregory S. Gordon (University of North Dakota - School of Law) has posted "The Forgotten Nuremberg Hate Speech Case: Otto Dietrich and the Future of Persecution Law." The article appears in Volume 75 of the Ohio State Law Journal (2014).…
Rank this Week: 61

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

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

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

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

    The Philadelphia Story

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

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 62

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Aug 1

    The fallacy of the Jul 31 deadline in the WTO TFA:inventing a crisis and demonizing India's democracy

    The fallacy of the Jul 31 deadline in the WTO TFA:inventing a crisis and demonizing India's democracy
    The failure to agree yesterday at the WTO on the adoption of the Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement is widely being misrepresented in the media as the collapse of Bali and a new or renewed crisis for the WTO system. True...
  • Aug 1

    Is Yukos a Foreign Investment Dispute?

    Is Yukos a Foreign Investment Dispute?
    I haven't read any of the submissions or the opinion in the Yukos investment arbitration, which resulted in the biggest award ever -- $50 billion! -- and has been making headlines in the past week. But from the articles about...
  • Aug 1

    Michael Trebilcock's SIEL Lecture

    Michael Trebilcock's SIEL Lecture
    This is a synopsis of Professor Michael Trebilcock's recent SIEL lecture: In my recent Robert Hudec public lecture to the Society for International Economic Law at its biannual conference in Bern, Switzerland (“Between Theories of Trade…
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 31

    Court Report -- Part III

    Court Report -- Part III
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. Fresenius Kabi USA LLC 1:14-cv-00914; filed July 11, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
  • Jul 30

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)

    In re Patel (Fed Cir 2014)
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- The Supreme Court has made a sport of reversing the Federal Circuit over the past decade or so, and other than reserved (and sometimes not so reserved) statements by members of the lower court, the Federal Circuit has…
  • Jul 29

    Court Report -- Part II

    Court Report -- Part II
    By Sherri Oslick -- About Court Report: Each week we will report briefly on recently filed biotech and pharma cases. Acorda Therapeutics Inc. v. Actavis Laboratories FL Inc. 1:14-cv-00882; filed July 7, 2014 in the District Court of Delaware…
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/
Rank this Week: 65

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

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

    Sex Offender Registry Insanity

    Sex Offender Registry Insanity
    7-31-2014 National: Writing at Reason’s Hit & Run blog, Lenore Skenazy passes along the story of a man caught up in a particular bizarre application of the laws requiring people register as sex offenders:See original for underlying…
  • Jul 31

    Vermont Sex Offender Registry's Problems Persist

    Vermont Sex Offender Registry's Problems Persist
    7-31-2014 Vermont: In May 2007, a Windham County teenager was convicted of having sexual contact with a 13-year-old girl when he was 17. He pleaded guilty. At his sentencing, a judge explicitly said the law called for him to be kept off the…
  • Jul 31

    Federal funds targeted for improved sex offender registry

    Federal funds targeted for improved sex offender registry
    A quarter of a million dollars+ (so far), to know where each sleeps for a few hours of the day or night! And to know names of those in prison and civil commitment facility. What a unbelievable waste of taxpayer money. 7-31-2014 North…
Rank this Week: 66

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    COOL story, part 3: dissent

    COOL story, part 3: dissent
    Judge Henderson dissented, believing the question of Zauderer’s appropriate scope to have been resolved in R.J. Reynolds and unfairly revisited.Judge Brown also dissented, quite vigorously. Under the majority’s reasoning, “a…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence

    COOL story, part 2: concurrence
    AMI continued: concurrencesJudge Rogers concurred in part.  She wrote to disassociate herself from the suggested collapse of Central Hudsonand Zauderer.  “Viewing Zaudereras simply an application of Central Hudson to special…
  • Jul 31

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule

    COOL story, part 1: DC Circuit upholds country of origin labeling rule
    American Meat Institute v. U.S. Dep’t of Agriculture, No. 13-5281 (D.C. Cir. July 29, 2014)The D.C. Circuit here, en banc, upholds country of origin labeling (COOL) requirements for meat, and in the process holds that Zauderer’s…
Rank this Week: 67

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Aug 1

    Dolin: Inconsistency Robustness and the Law: A Random Walk

    Dolin: Inconsistency Robustness and the Law: A Random Walk
    Ron Dolin of Stanford Law School has posted slides of his presentation entitled Inconsistency Robustness and the Law: A Random Walk, given at the conference, Inconsistency Robustness 2014, held 29-31 July 2014 at Stanford University. The…
  • Aug 1

    Call for participation: COLIEE-14: Competition on Legal Information Extraction/Entailment

    Call for participation: COLIEE-14: Competition on Legal Information Extraction/Entailment
    A call for participation has been issued for COLIEE-14: Competition on Legal Information Extraction/Entailment, to be held 23-24 November 2014 in conjunction with JURISIN 2014 at Keio University Kanagawa. Here is a description of the…
  • Jul 31

    Call for papers: JURISIN 2014: International Workshop on Juris-informatic

    Call for papers: JURISIN 2014: International Workshop on Juris-informatic
    The call for papers has been issued for JURISIN 2014: International Workshop on Juris-informatics, being held 23-24 November 2014, at Keio University Kanagawa. The submission deadline is 10 September 2014. Papers are invited on topics…
Rank this Week: 68

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Aug 1

    Jens Ohlin Is Guest-Blogging at Opinio Juri

    Jens Ohlin Is Guest-Blogging at Opinio Juri
    Cornell University law professor Jens Ohlin is one of the most intellectually interesting scholars on international criminal law around–trained in philosophy as well as law, doctrinally learned, and someone who manages to surprise me on…
  • Aug 1

    Readings: Laurie Blank on Proportionality in Jus in Bello in Israel-Hamas Conflict, a Primer

    Readings: Laurie Blank on Proportionality in Jus in Bello in Israel-Hamas Conflict, a Primer
    Laurie Blank (Emory University Law School professor, director of its law of armed conflict clinic and, of course, well known to many Lawfare readers as a prominent scholar of LOAC) has an opinion column up at TheHill.com–a primer…
  • Aug 1

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that the 72-hour Gaza cease-fire negotiated by the United States and United Nations collapsed less than two hours after going into effect this morning (05:00 GMT); Israel says two soldiers have been…
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/
  • Aug 1

    The relationship between the concept of the lawyer as economic parasite and access to justice

    The relationship between the concept of the lawyer as economic parasite and access to justice
    Teresa Schmid has written The Lawyer-Rent Seeker Myth and Public Policy. Here is the abstract: Two enduring fallacies in public policy are that lawyers are rent seekers who impair rather than stimulate the economy, and that there are too…
  • Aug 1

    Brett Kimberlin’s Dilemma

    Brett Kimberlin’s Dilemma
    by Paul Alan Levy Readers of this blog may recall that Brett Kimberlin has filed a defamation action against two dozen bloggers and other defendants; Public Citizen is in the case for the limited purpose of defending the anonymity of...
  • Aug 1

    More on the President's executive order on forced arbitration

    More on the President's executive order on forced arbitration
    Allison recently posted on the Obama Administration's excecutive order prohibiting government contractors from using forced arbitration in contracts with their employees in some circumstances. To watch a news story on the order, go here or…
Rank this Week: 70

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 1

    Annals of costly historic preservation

    Annals of costly historic preservation
    It’s nice to know that in Manhattan’s super-expensive West Village there’s a transplanted farmhouse with a doggy chute opening in the door and a connection to the late Margaret Wise Brown, author of children’s classic…
  • Jul 31

    Medical roundup

    Medical roundup
    Doctor criticized on Science-Based Medicine blog proceeds to sue [Steve Novella, Orac] “Can you imagine Google becoming a health company?” Sergey Brin: doubt it, field’s “just so heavily regulated” [Michael…
  • Jul 31

    “Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuses”

    “Biglaw Firm Ordered To Make A Video Apologizing For Discovery Abuses”
    Federal judge Mark Bennett has resorted to what might be called a creative sanction against out-of-state law firm Jones Day following what he considered excessive interruption and witness-coaching during discovery in the case of Security…
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/
  • Aug 1

    Nebraska Court of Appeals Overturns Lower Court Removing Child for Truancy Under ICWA

    Nebraska Court of Appeals Overturns Lower Court Removing Child for Truancy Under ICWA
    Opinion here (from June 24). On February 26, 2013, the juvenile court ordered Mischa to be placed into foster care and the case plan was modified to allow for liberal visitation of Mischa with her family. In reaching this decision, ……
  • Aug 1

    Job Posting at VA Office of Tribal Relation

    Job Posting at VA Office of Tribal Relation
    Here. This position is located in the Central Office of the  Department of Veterans Affairs in Washington, DC.  The incumbent is the primary staff support resource for the Office of Tribal Government Relations. Duties included:…
  • Aug 1

    Saginaw Chippewa (Sur)Reply to NLRB Reply in Support of Its Motion for Vacature and Remand

    Saginaw Chippewa (Sur)Reply to NLRB Reply in Support of Its Motion for Vacature and Remand
    Here: SCIT Surreply re NLRB Remand Motion [& In Support of Abeyance Motion] (Now) complete briefing here: NLRB Motion to Remand Sag Chip Motion to Hold Appeal in Abeyance Sag Chip Opposition to NLRB Motion Szotkowski Declaration NLRB…
Rank this Week: 72

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Aug 1

    The Revelling, Mystical, Warlike Welsh.

    The Revelling, Mystical, Warlike Welsh.
    Welsh Druids were always feisty. They chanted. They were naked. They did not fear death. And they cast spells just before battle. Pay no mind to all those New Age yahoos and beer hippies from all over the UK...
  • Jul 31

    Eat the Rich: Happy Birthday to Steven Joyce Dryden.

    Eat the Rich: Happy Birthday to Steven Joyce Dryden.
    Two nights ago in DC's Shaw district, an assorted bunch of us celebrated the birth (July 29), continued existence and never-ending achievements of one Steven Joyce Dryden: father, friend, reporter, editor, world traveler, environmentalist, my…
  • Jul 31

    A Question of Standing: Does the GOP House have any class? Does it have a good lawyer?

    A Question of Standing: Does the GOP House have any class? Does it have a good lawyer?
    I used to like the GOP more. Whether or not I voted its way on a candidate or an issue, I liked what Republicans brought to the table in the national discourse. We need a two-party system in America. And...
Rank this Week: 73

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 74

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Aug 1

    Where Do We Go Now?

    Where Do We Go Now?
    Axl Rose may have said it best, but "where do we go now" was the theme of today's Argentina hearing. There wasn't really any official business to conduct. Unless you count all those pending motions about whether Bank of New...
  • Jul 31

    Injunction Math: Acceleration and the Incredible Shrinking Payment Percentage

    Injunction Math: Acceleration and the Incredible Shrinking Payment Percentage
    If some or all of Argentina's Exchange Bond holders accelerate their bonds after last night's default, the amount Argentina owes NML et al. under the terms of Judge Griesa's injunction could plummet. Here is the relevant language: Such…
  • Jul 30

    It Depends, Argentina Edition

    It Depends, Argentina Edition
    The phrase "it depends" was invented 130 year ago by a small group of drunk lawyers from London and New York for the sole purpose of annoying first-year law students, nonlawyers, and people from civil law jurisdictions. Like all…
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 31

    Guilty Plea In One Of the Largest, Longest Running Tax Fraud Schemes Ever

    Guilty Plea In One Of the Largest, Longest Running Tax Fraud Schemes Ever
    A 29 year old New Jersey woman today pleaded guilty for her part in a scheme to steal nearly $65 million in bogus tax refunds. Elian Matlovsky admitted her part in a scheme that used stolen Social Security numbers and purchased mail routes to…
  • Jul 28

    Charles Barkley Offers To Pay Funeral Costs For Youngest Carjacking Victim

    Charles Barkley Offers To Pay Funeral Costs For Youngest Carjacking Victim
    Over the weekend, carjackers crashed a stolen SUV into a crowd in Philadelphia, killing three young children. As the city searched for those responsible, former NBA star Charles Barkley stepped forward and asked to help.
  • Jul 28

    Spanish Court Moving Forward With Messi Tax Evasion Case

    Spanish Court Moving Forward With Messi Tax Evasion Case
    Lionel Messi may have won over fans with his impressive performance in the World Cup but he has yet to win over the Spanish courts. Despite allegedly settling up his tax debts, Messi will be prosecuted on tax evasion charges.
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/
Rank this Week: 78

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 1

    Halbig, King, and the Procedural Path Ahead

    Halbig, King, and the Procedural Path Ahead
    Forgive me if this is too obvious, but I fear it may not be to everyone interested in whether tax subsidies will be available in federally facilitated exchanges. The reason the plaintiffs in King are petitioning for certiorari now is that…
  • Aug 1

    The CBO Score and the Made-Up Narrative of the Obamacare Subsidies Case

    The CBO Score and the Made-Up Narrative of the Obamacare Subsidies Case
    Two years ago, I posted on this blog that the CBO scoring of Obamacare was central, in the public eye, and intensely scrutinized by all involved with the statute. CBO never assumed in scoring the bill that subsidies would be…
  • Aug 1

    Gaza Names Project

    Gaza Names Project
    Jewish Voice for Peace and the Institute for Middle East Understanding have put together this moving video memorial for the victims of Israel's latest military operation in Gaza.  The video is narrated by Wallace Shawn, and other…
Rank this Week: 79

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

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

    Library Boy on Hiatus During Month of August

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

    Indexes As Necessary as Ever in Electronic Age

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

    Recent Legislative Summaries from Library of Parliament

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

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 30

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor

    White Collar Fraud: How to Screw Investor
    Sam Antar, former CFO of massive fraud Crazy Eddie, was interviewed by the Wall Street Journal.
  • Jul 29

    Calculating Income Available for Support in Divorce or Child Support Case

    Calculating Income Available for Support in Divorce or Child Support Case
    Where does a forensic accountant begin when trying to calculate the income available for support in a divorce or child support case? Tracy Coenen talks about some of the issues encountered in trying to evaluate income.
  • 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…
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 30

    House Republicans Authorize Suit Against President Obama

    House Republicans Authorize Suit Against President Obama
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The House of Representatives voted along party lines this afternoon to authorize a federal lawsuit against President Obama for alleged constitutional overreach in implementation of the Affordable…
  • Jul 29

    Divided Fifth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Mississippi's Restrictive Abortion Law HB 1390

    Divided Fifth Circuit Upholds Preliminary Injunction Against Mississippi's Restrictive Abortion Law HB 1390
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A panel of the Fifth Circuit in its opinion today in Jackson Women's Health Organization v. Currier upheld the district judge's injunction against the enforcement of a…
  • Jul 29

    In Memoriam: Cheryl Hanna

    In Memoriam: Cheryl Hanna
    Vermont Law School has reported the death of ConLawProf Cheryl Hanna. A memorial is scheduled for Friday. Her scholarship was devoted to issues of domestic violence, sexuality, and gender. Her essay, Gender As A Core Value in Teaching…
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/
  • Aug 1

    Factfinding and “Fact”finding

    Factfinding and “Fact”finding
    Yesterday, in his discussion of the Wisconsin Supreme Court’s voter ID cases, Rick mentioned that the one example of voter fraud cited by the court was not only inapposite, but also not in evidence before the lower court.  He then…
  • Aug 1

    The CBO score and the Made-Up Narrative of the ObamaCare Subsidies Case

    The CBO score and the Made-Up Narrative of the ObamaCare Subsidies Case
    Two years ago, I posted on this blog that the CBO scoring of Obamacare was central, in the public eye, and intensely scrutinized by all involved with the statute. CBO never assumed in scoring the bill that subsidies would be…
  • Aug 1

    “Judicial Confusion in Wisconsin”

    “Judicial Confusion in Wisconsin”
    Estelle Rogers blogs. … Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 85

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Aug 1

    Questions for Prospective Law Student

    Questions for Prospective Law Student
    This year, I will be teaching undergraduate, MBA, and law students at Belmont University. As an undergraduate professor, I often advise students considering law school. I focus on helping prospective law students make an informed decision.…
  • Jul 31

    Was Dov Charney too hot for the American Apparel Board to handle?

    Was Dov Charney too hot for the American Apparel Board to handle?
    Warning- do not click on the first link if you do not want to see nudity. Dov Charney founded retailer American Apparel in 1998 and it became an instant sensation with its 20-something year old consumer base. He mixed a...
  • Jul 31

    Daring For Impact

    Daring For Impact
    A few weeks ago a group of CEOs, business execs, policy-makers, academics and spiritual guides converged for a three-day symposium in Switzerland to discuss specific pathways for blending "inspiration," "innovation," and…
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 31

    Have you ever considered what your retirement income will look like?

    Have you ever considered what your retirement income will look like?
    Saving for retirement is always a hot topic in the Estates and Trusts bar and it should really be a hot topic with anyone over the working age. There was an interesting article yesterday in the Globe and Mail about our “blind”…
  • Jul 30

    Judge Decides the Sale of the L.A. Clipper

    Judge Decides the Sale of the L.A. Clipper
    In the latest high profile trust dispute to hit the courts, the Los Angeles County Superior Court has ruled in favour of Rochelle “Shelley” Sterling thereby giving her the authority to sell the Los Angeles Clippers to Steve…
  • Jul 30

    Hull on Estates #385 – Mroz v. Mroz, 2014

    Hull on Estates #385 – Mroz v. Mroz, 2014
    Listen to Hull on Estates #385 – Mroz v. Mroz, 2014 Today on Hull on Estates, David Morgan Smith and Noah Weisberg discuss the recent decision of Mroz v. Mroz, 2014. If you have any questions, please email us at hull.lawyers@gmail.com,…
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/
  • Jul 31

    Obama Will Be Disgraced, Not Impeached

    Obama Will Be Disgraced, Not Impeached
    This incident should inform the general Republican Party response to any executive action on amnesty and the Left’s other passive-aggressive attempts to divert attention away from the failures of their unpopular, discredited president.…
  • Jul 31

    None Dare Call It Impeachment - NYTimes.com

    None Dare Call It Impeachment - NYTimes.com
    The possibility of actual impeachment is not something that keeps Barack Obama up at night. Modern history suggests there’s nothing Congress could do that the American public would hate more. Yet impeachment talk has been bounding…
  • Jul 31

    Argentina Default Imminent as Talks Collapse - WSJ

    Argentina Default Imminent as Talks Collapse - WSJ
    Argentina teetered on the brink of its second default in 13 years after talks with bondholders collapsed late Wednesday. via online.wsj.com
Rank this Week: 89

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Aug 1

    Aspen Moves to Cut Out Bookstores With Casebook Connect

    Aspen Moves to Cut Out Bookstores With Casebook Connect
    Josh Blackman follows the money: In my last post on #AspenGate, I noted that there were two versions of the 8th Edition of Dukeminier for sale: the traditional print version that you can keep ($223 with the ISBN of 9781454851363)...
  • Aug 1

    Top SSRN Download

    Top SSRN Download
    In honor of the beginning of the month, here are the most downloaded property articles on SSRN over the last 60 days: 1. [188 downloads] How to Do Things with Hohfeld Pierre Schlag (Colorado) 2. [169 downloads] O'Reilly v. Morse...
  • Jul 31

    Map of the Day: Share of Adults with Debt in Collection

    Map of the Day: Share of Adults with Debt in Collection
    When it comes to debt in collections, not all regions of the country are equal. As the map above shows, there are "great regional differences and geographic concentrations of debt in collections." New England – Connecticut, Maine,…
Rank this Week: 90