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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Mar 1

    Hockett on Bank Fiduciaries & Financial Fragility

    Hockett on Bank Fiduciaries & Financial Fragility
    Robert C. Hockett (Cornell University - Law School) has posted Are Bank Fiduciaries Special? (Alabama Law Review, Vol. 68, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A growing body of post-crisis legal and economic literature suggests that future…
  • Mar 1

    Morley on the Federal Equity Power

    Morley on the Federal Equity Power
    Michael T. Morley (Barry University School of Law) has posted The Federal Equity Power on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Erie killed general law. Due to statutory, constitutional, and fairness constraints, a federal court generally must apply…
  • Feb 28

    Carney & Bergh on Prototype Theory & the Interpretation of Legal Text

    Carney & Bergh on Prototype Theory & the Interpretation of Legal Text
    Terrence R. Carney and L Bergh (University of South Africa and University of the Free State) have posted Using Prototype Theory to Determine the Ordinary Meaning of Words (Journal of Contemporary Roman-Dutch Law, Vol. 79, p. 486-495, 2016) on…
Rank this Week: 46

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 1

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Review In Legislative Prayer Case

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Review In Legislative Prayer Case
    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals on Feb. 27 granted en banc review in Bormuth v. County of Jackson.  In the case, a 3-judge panel in a 2-1 decision held that the manner in which the Jackson County, Michigan Board of…
  • Mar 1

    Supreme Court Clerk Chastises Amici For Wording In Brief On Transgender Right

    Supreme Court Clerk Chastises Amici For Wording In Brief On Transgender Right
    Over three dozen amicus briefs have been filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.  At issue is whether Title IX requires schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms consistent…
  • Feb 28

    Pakistan Supreme Court Takes Action Against Fraudulent Hajj Tour Operator

    Pakistan Supreme Court Takes Action Against Fraudulent Hajj Tour Operator
    In Hussain v. State, (Pakistan Sup. Ct., Feb. 27, 2017), the Supreme Court of Pakistan denied bail to defendants charged with defrauding a large number of Muslims seeking to perform Hajj by creating a fake travel agency that absconded…
Rank this Week: 60

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 56

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 28

    Bhagwat on When Speech Is Not "Speech"

    Bhagwat on When Speech Is Not "Speech"
    Ashutosh Avinash Bhagwat, University of California, Davis, School of Law, is publishing When Speech is Not 'Speech' in the Ohio State Law Journal. Here is the abstract. First Amendment law has reached a crossroads. Over the past several…
  • Feb 20

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?
    Peter B. Shapiro of Baker, Hostetler, discusses whether Matthew Lombardo's play Who's Holiday infringes Dr. Seuss Enterprises's (the rightsholder's) copyright in the popular children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, here, for Lexology.…
  • Feb 20

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law
    Barbara Lauriat, King's College London, is publishing Walter v. Lane (1900) in Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law, chapter 7 (Jose Bellido, ed., Hart Publishing, 2017). Here is the abstract. Originality is a cornerstone of…
Rank this Week: 52

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
  • Feb 28

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)

    Valuing Assets in Bankruptcy–A Cautionary Tale (In re: Worley, 4th Circuit)
    Today, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that undervaluing your assets in a bankruptcy case can be grounds to deny a debtor a discharge of his debts.  The case is In re:  Worley (link here).  To recap, when a debtor…
  • Feb 24

    Judge Neil Gorsuch on Bankruptcy

    Judge Neil Gorsuch on Bankruptcy
    The following is taken from a lecture given by the author on February 22, 2017 to the Maryland Bankruptcy Bar Association. On February 1, 2017, the President nominated Neil McGill Gorsuch to be an associate justice on the Supreme Court.…
  • Feb 6

    Are You Exposed?

    Are You Exposed?
    Does it do any good to think about why you have debt problems? As a bankruptcy lawyer I have represented clients with every type debt problem imaginable and I think is very worthwhile to reflect about how and why you ended up in a…
Rank this Week: 70

Hollywood, Esq.

Hollywood, Esq.

Focuses on how the entertainment and media industries are impacted and influenced by the law. From The Hollywood Reporter.

http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/blogs/thr-esq
Rank this Week: 63

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom:…

LexisNexis Legal Newsroom: Environmental

Covers environmental law news.

http://www.lexisnexis.com/legalnewsroom/environmental/default.aspx
  • Feb 28

    Blog Post: $15B TransCanada Arbitration Paused Amid Keystone Reboot

    Blog Post: $15B TransCanada Arbitration Paused Amid Keystone Reboot
    TransCanada Corp. on Monday suspended its $15 billion North American Free Trade Agreement arbitral claim against the U.S. over its cross-border permit denial for the Keystone XL pipeline, having reapplied for the permit at the urging of…
  • Feb 28

    Blog Post: Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Too Complex, FRC Warn

    Blog Post: Climate-Related Financial Disclosures Too Complex, FRC Warn
    The U.K.’s financial reporting watchdog warned Tuesday that proposed changes to the way banks and businesses make financial disclosures about climate are too complex and could cause firms to adopt a standardized approach to reporting…
  • Feb 27

    Blog Post: Senate Advances Interior Pick Zinke Toward Final Vote

    Blog Post: Senate Advances Interior Pick Zinke Toward Final Vote
    The Senate has worked its way closer to a final vote on President Donald Trump’s pick for the Department of the Interior, after Rep. Ryan Zinke’s nomination passed a key hurdle Monday.
Rank this Week: 49

MN Criminal Defense Blog

MN Criminal Defense Blog

Covers basic civil rights and legal defenses in the state of Minnesota. By Appelman Law Firm, LLC.

http://blog.aacriminallaw.com/
  • Feb 28

    Tips For Avoiding A Mardi Gras DUI

    Tips For Avoiding A Mardi Gras DUI
    Tonight is Fat Tuesday, so if you’re giving up anything for Lent, today is the last day to indulge. Minneapolis and St. Paul are both hosting a number of events to ring in the holiday, so you’re sure to find something fun if you…
  • Feb 27

    The Best And Worst Criminals Of The Year – The 2nd Annual Criminal Oscar

    The Best And Worst Criminals Of The Year – The 2nd Annual Criminal Oscar
    If you’re a fan of movies, you probably caught a bit of the Oscars last night. Aside from some confusion when Best Picture was announced, the night was filled with award winners being honored for their work in films. We have a similar…
  • Feb 22

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Over Ignition Interlock GPS Tracking
    A group of lawyers filed a class-action lawsuit yesterday on behalf of a number of individuals who say they weren’t told that the ignition interlock devices they were required to install had GPS tracking capabilities. As part of a…
Rank this Week: 64

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    Trump on Food Safety – Build a Virtual Wall?

    Trump on Food Safety – Build a Virtual Wall?
    Brendan O’Connor of Gizmodo reports today that President Donald Trump intends to intensify enforcement of food safety regulations as a cudgel in international trade negotiations, according to leaked recordings of... Continue Reading
  • Feb 26

    So, President Trump orders his Burgers Well Done, what will be his views on Food Safety?

    So, President Trump orders his Burgers Well Done, what will be his views on Food Safety?
    Bloomberg posted a piece on “How Donald Trump Orders (and Tips) at His Favorite Restaurant” about the 21 Club which is just a few block from Trump Tower in Manhattan.... Continue Reading
  • Feb 23

    Cozy Vale Raw Milk Hit with E. coli Again

    Cozy Vale Raw Milk Hit with E. coli Again
    I guess there is no “two strikes you’re out?” Cozy Vale (Valley) Creamery has announced another recall of its raw milk. The Washington State Department of Agriculture inspectors discovered the... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 62

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Georgia Bankruptcy Blog

Resource for Georgia Bankruptcy cases and updates. By Scott B. Riddle.

http://www.georgiabankruptcyblog.com/
Rank this Week: 61

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 66

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer…

Boston Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers battery, drug crimes, firearm offenses and DWI. By Kathleen M. McCarthy.

http://www.bostoncriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    A Family Feud During the Holidays Could Lead to Domestic Assault and Battery Claim

    A Family Feud During the Holidays Could Lead to Domestic Assault and Battery Claim
    Domestic Assault and Battery Nearly everybody spends time with family members during the holiday season, and in some families, too much time together can result in relatives getting into arguments and fighting. If things get out of control, a…
  • Jan 31

    Recreational Use of Marijuana in Boston Legal Since December 15th

    Recreational Use of Marijuana in Boston Legal Since December 15th
    Recreational Use of Marijuana On the November ballot, Massachusetts voters had the opportunity to legalize the recreational use of marijuana in limited quantities. The voters have spoken, and starting December 15, 2016, it will be legal in…
  • Jan 18

    What is the Best Way to Resolve the Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Ordeal?

    What is the Best Way to Resolve the Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Ordeal?
    Dookhan Drug Testing Lab Scandal In November the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court struggled with the question of how about best to handle the aftermath of the Dookhan drug testing lab scandal, according to the Boston Globe. Annie Dookhan…
Rank this Week: 68

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 54

Expert Witness Blog

Expert Witness Blog

Covers Daubert, expert witness marketing, and expert witness testimony. By JurisPro Expert Witness Directory.

http://www.expertwitnessblog.com/
  • Feb 17

    Mechanical Engineering Testimony in Tire Case Reserved

    Mechanical Engineering Testimony in Tire Case Reserved
    Plaintiff commenced a lawsuit against defendant after a motor vehicle accident.  Plaintiff hired a mechanical engineer to provide expert witness testimony. Facts:  This case (Below, Joshua et al v. Yokohama Tire Corporation et…
  • Feb 15

    One Expert Disallowed and Two Experts Allowed in Part in Products Liability Case

    One Expert Disallowed and Two Experts Allowed in Part in Products Liability Case
    Plaintiff sued Defendant for products liability for foam insulation that was installed in the their home.  They hired three experts and the defendants filed motions to exclude their testimony. Facts:  This case (Monica and Richard…
  • Feb 13

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case

    Three Experts Allowed in Negligence Case
    Plaintiff sued defendant for negligence when a live electrical wire caused injury to their minor child.  The plaintiff hired three expert witnesses, which were challenged by defendant.  The court denied the motion to exclude. Facts:…
Rank this Week: 59

Oregon Legal Research

Oregon Legal Research

Features information about and links to Oregon Legal Research resources, in addition to comments about cases, statutes, and interesting events in the world of legal research and law libraries. By Laura Orr.

http://blog.oregonlegalresearch.com
  • Feb 13

    Is Online Information Ever “Permanent?”

    Is Online Information Ever “Permanent?”
    Your digital photos, letters, books, articles, documents, messages, etc. have no existence unless you pay attention to their preservation – or without electricity, for that matter. (You can’t really hold Zeros and Ones,…
  • Feb 13

    Foreign Language Services for non-English Speakers at Oregon Public Librarie

    Foreign Language Services for non-English Speakers at Oregon Public Librarie
    Multnomah County Library (MCL) patrons know that materials, signs, events, and librarians bring multi-lingual expertise to their patrons, but did you know that the Multnomah County Library and other public libraries around Oregon (and likely…
  • Feb 13

    Database Access for Researchers Affected by Travel Bans: ProQuest

    Database Access for Researchers Affected by Travel Bans: ProQuest
    Other databases (Lexis, Westlaw, maybe, who knows) may start doing this too for students, scientists, and other researchers, but in the meantime: ProQuest launches free access to its databases for researchers affected by travel ban
Rank this Week: 53

Going to the Mat

Going to the Mat

Covers issues and ideas in politics, law, and education.

http://mattjohnston.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Why CalExit will Never Happen

    Why CalExit will Never Happen
    California submit $100 billion dollar transporation wish while ignoring federal regulations. ______________________________ Check out my soccer blog Nutmegs & Stepover
  • Feb 8

    I'mmmmm Baaaccckkk

    I'mmmmm Baaaccckkk
    According to the information on this blog, it has been nearly 4 years since I posted here. So clearly the question is why now. Well, simple...Donald Trump was elect3d President and so many liberals, including many of my close friends an…
  • Mar 27

    The Procreation Question

    The Procreation Question
    When you talk to traditional marriage advocates, there is always the procreation question.  That is, allowing gays or lesbians to get married cannot lead to naturally conceived children.  If the only purpose of marriage in this…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal Juice

Legal Juice

Features a daily dose of odd cases and strange laws. By Mesirow & Associates.

http://www.legaljuice.com/
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
  • Jun 6

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?

    You Really Took A Cab To Rob A Bank, And Use As The Getaway Car?
    You’d have to be drunk or stoned to take a cab to a bank robbery and to have it wait for you while you did the deed, right? Right! This gent was drunk!  As reported by The Tallahassee Democrat: Stanley Geddie arrived by taxicab and…
Rank this Week: 57

Collection Development Blog

Collection Development Blog

Covers legal news and resources. By the Servies Collection Development Department of the Hong Kong University Library.

http://obelix.lib.hku.hk/cdblog
  • Dec 9

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck

    HeinOnline ScholarCheck
      ScholarCheck is a useful tool for viewing journal articles that have a heavy influence on the subject being researched in HeinOnline. It analyzes articles most cited by other articles and most accessed during a rolling 12-month period.…
  • Dec 7

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015

    Scheduled System Maintenance on Wisers’ Service Platforms 19 Dec 2015
    Please be informed that a system maintenance will be scheduled on Saturday, 19 Dec 2015 from 18:00 to 23:59 (Hong Kong Time GMT+8).  During this period, all services will be temporarily unavailable.  The services will be resumed to…
  • Dec 6

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)

    Law Journals – Table of Contents (A)
    Selected Law Journals: Table of Contents This list covers top ranked (A or A*) law journals selected from the ARC (Australian Research Council) ranked journal list and Asian law related journals of interest to the HKU community. Table of…
Rank this Week: 47

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 45

Space Politics

Space Politics

Covers space policy, new and commentary. By Jeff Foust.

http://www.spacepolitics.com
  • Sep 2

    A new chapter

    A new chapter
    I wanted to pass along some personal news: I’ve taken a position starting today with SpaceNews, as a senior writer there. I’ll be writing there on a lot about what you’ve seen here and elsewhere: space policy, commercial…
  • Aug 28

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending

    House members seek details on SLS/Orion schedules and spending
    A day after NASA announced that the first SLS may not be ready for launch until as late as November 2018, two key members of the House Science Committee asked NASA for details on both the schedule and funding levels of the SLS and Orion…
  • Aug 27

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”

    With an SLS slip looming, one senator wants to keep NASA’s budget “on track”
    An announcement Wednesday by NASA that the first launch of the agency’s Space Launch System (SLS) heavy-lift rocket could slip by nearly a year has led one key senator to suggest the program needs some budgetary help. NASA announced…
Rank this Week: 48

Law is Cool

Law is Cool

Law school blog and podcast from Canada.

http://lawiscool.com
  • Jul 13

    Can we balance work and our personal life?

    Can we balance work and our personal life?
    By: Hilary Bowser It can be extremely difficult to work in the field of law and make time for our family and friends. Many believe that to be successful in our careers we must make sacrifices in our personal life. Is there truly a way to…
  • Jul 9

    by Stephanie Hannah

    by Stephanie Hannah
  • Jul 8

    My Clio Day

    My Clio Day
    By: Hilary Bowser
Rank this Week: 58

Texas Employment Law Blog

Texas Employment Law Blog

Covers employment law and discrimination issues. By the McKinney Law Firm.

http://www.texasemploymentlawblog.com/
  • Nov 5

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem

    “Big Data” Could Create an Big Discrimination Problem
    According to Microsoft principal researcher Kate Crawford, personal data harvested by marketers is growing so vast and far reaching that it is threatening to unleash a new wave of digital discrimination, one that ordinary people won’t…
  • Oct 31

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).

    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).
    Tell your Senator to pass the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act (S.42).  This bill will protect employees who report criminal violations of antitrust laws, internally or to the Federal Government, from retaliation. Today the Senate…
  • Oct 7

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide

    Texas Unemployment Claims Guide
    We’re happy to announce we have opened a new section on our firm website dedicated to Texas Unemployment Claims.  There you can find detailed information on: Making and pursuing unemployment claims; Handling unemployment appeal…
Rank this Week: 67

California Injury Lawyer Blog

California Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers personal injury news involving truck, ATV and highway accidents. By Estey & Bomberger, LLP.

http://www.california-injury-lawyer-blog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume

    Feds Seize Lead-Contaminated Children's Halloween Costume
    SEATTLE - The Seattle Times and CNN reported more than 1,300 Halloween pirate costumes manufactured in China were recently seized because high lead levels were detected in the buttons. The costumes, which were headed for a Seattle-area…
  • Sep 20

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe

    Increased Risk of Falling when Wearing Skechers Shape-ups Toning Shoe
    Skechers claims Shape-ups curved sole will get you in shape without ever having to step foot in a gym. But several independent studies have found no evidence to substantiate Skecher's claims. What cannot be disputed, however, is that the…
  • Sep 6

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair

    Consumer Reports Issues Safety Alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair
    On September 6, 2012 Consumer Reports issued a safety alert for the Dream on Me Bistro High Chair because an unharnessed child could slide down to the floor or slip out of the side of the chair, posing a serious fall-related injury risk. An…
Rank this Week: 55

Personal Injury and Social…

Personal Injury and Social Security Disability Blog

Information for injured persons and Social Security disability claimants in Texas. By Robert A. Kraft

http://www.injury-and-disability.com/
  • Aug 13

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com

    Please Join Me At PISSD.com
    Beginning today I am discontinuing this blog, after seven years — since April 2005. I started another injury blog at about the same time, and my original plan was to discuss different topics on the two blogs. Over time, the content became…
  • Aug 10

    Friday Fun

    Friday Fun
    I've seen plenty of five-piece bands, and I've seen even more pianists. But until now I've never seen five guys play one piano — and actually make pretty good music.
  • Aug 9

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!

    Student Drives Off Cliff While Texting About Danger of Texting and Driving!
    Here's one from the "life is stranger than fiction" department. This is the full story reported by Mashable.com: In yet another example of why you shouldn’t text and drive, a Texas college student drove off a cliff while…
Rank this Week: 71

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 69

Sex Crimes

Sex Crimes

Devoted to the criminal laws regulating and punishing sex offenders. By Corey Rayburn Yung.

http://sexcrimes.typepad.com/sex_crimes/
  • Aug 30

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender

    NY Times Series on Civil Commitment and Sex Offender
    Although several years old, I recently stumbled across this multimedia New York Times series discussing sex offenders and civil commitment. The articles are available in three parts: part 1 | part 2 | part 3. The multimedia feature can be…
  • Aug 30

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape

    DOJ Issues Report on Prison Rape
    As required by the Prison Rape Elimination Act of 2003, the Department of Justice released an interesting report entitled: Sexual Victimization in Prisons and Jails Reported by Inmates, 2008-2009.
  • Jun 1

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought

    Carr v. United States - Initial Thought
    In a bit of a surprise, Carr won on a 6-3 vote. Although, as I thought, the likely way Carr would be victorious would be on the statutory interpretation issue and not the Ex Post Facto Clause claim. The outcome will have an effect on very…
Rank this Week: 50

On the Record

On the Record

Covers business, legal and government-related news. By The Daily Record.

http://thedailyrecord.com/ontherecord/
  • Mar 1

    7 Baltimore officers arrested on robbery, other charge

    7 Baltimore officers arrested on robbery, other charge
    Federal prosecutors say seven Baltimore police officers have been arrested on charges of racketeering, including allegedly robbing people, filing false affidavits and making fake claims for overtime. A news release Wednesday morning from the…
  • Mar 1

    Dropping the Mike: The time Bill Clinton met my mom

    Dropping the Mike: The time Bill Clinton met my mom
    Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller Jr. has a lot of stories about former President Bill Clinton from his various visits to Maryland. Over the years Miller has developed a relationship with the Clintons that includes throwing fundraisers…
  • Mar 1

    Lawmakers call Hogan’s criticism of city schools ‘insulting’

    Lawmakers call Hogan’s criticism of city schools ‘insulting’
    Two legislators took to social media to offer angry reactions to Gov. Larry Hogan's criticisms of the Baltimore City Schools system, including a $129 million budget deficit.
Rank this Week: 133

CM Law Library Blog

CM Law Library Blog

Seeks to inform the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law community about key legal education, research, practice, and law library news, with a particular focus on Cuyahoga County and Ohio as well as faculty research interests.

http://cmlawlibraryblog.classcaster.net/
  • Mar 1

    Law Library Survey

    Law Library Survey
    The law library is offering a survey on your library experience.  The survey is available now through March 31st and can be found here:  https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/G7HGP5Y We are giving away a lot of prizes for those who…
  • Feb 28

    Ellipses & Omissions: Bluebooking and Beyond

    Ellipses & Omissions: Bluebooking and Beyond
    When you’re quoting a case or other source, sometimes you want to leave out some words. This is called an omission, and the Bluebook rule for it is 5.3. According to the rule, you should ask yourself whether the beginning, middle, or…
  • Feb 27

    2/28 “Fastcase Research System” Seminar

    2/28 “Fastcase Research System” Seminar
    Interested in knowing about alternative legal research systems to Lexis Advance, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law?  The Fastcase Research System Law Library Legal Research Seminar is tomorrow, February 28th, 4:30pm-5pm, in Law Library Room…
Rank this Week: 144

Legal Feeds

Legal Feeds

Daily Canadian legal news blog powered by the team from Law Times and Canadian Lawyer.

http://www.canadianlawyermag.com/legalfeeds/
  • Mar 1

    Legal news roundup - March 1, 2017

    Legal news roundup - March 1, 2017
    CanadaNiagara region man charged with trafficking drugs, including fentanyl, Canadian PressRetired judge who oversaw RCMP probe to appear at Dunphy police shooting inquiry, Canadian PressCalgary police treating death of woman outside bank as…
  • Feb 28

    Striking Quebec government lawyers may be forced back to work

    Striking Quebec government lawyers may be forced back to work
    The end of a strike involving government lawyers and notaries in Quebec may be on the horizon, says a union representative.Francois Desroches Lapointe, a councillor on the board of the Les avocats et notaires de l'État…
  • Feb 28

    Osgoode recognizes first black managing editor of law journal

    Osgoode recognizes first black managing editor of law journal
    For the first time since its inception in 1958, the Osgoode Hall Law Journal has its first black managing editor this year and he recently received a special recognition during the law school’s Black History Month closing ceremony…
Rank this Week: 95

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Mar 1

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Fred Smith, Visiting Professor of Law, Emory University School of Law, presents today his paper entitled: Undemocratic Restraint. No paper publicly available. University of Wisconsin Law...
  • Feb 28

    Formative Assessment in Legal Ed – Conf & CFP – Detroit, MI

    Formative Assessment in Legal Ed – Conf & CFP – Detroit, MI
    The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review presents its annual symposium, The Impact of Formative Assessment: Emphasizing Outcome Measures in Legal Education, March 3, 2017. Abstracts are due by Oct....
  • Feb 28

    Call for Presentations: Views of the Legal Culture Across Time – Naples, Italy

    Call for Presentations: Views of the Legal Culture Across Time – Naples, Italy
    The Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza at the Universita Degli Studi di Napoli Federico II hosts History of Law and Other Humanities: Views of the Legal Culture Across the Time on May...
Rank this Week: 81

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

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

    The U.S. National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017

    The U.S. National Trade Policy Agenda for 2017
    The FT has a copy here. It is being portrayed as more evidence of the U.S. planning to move away from the WTO, and perhaps it is, but to be honest the language is not as radical as I expected....
  • Feb 27

    The Trump Administration and WTO Dispute

    The Trump Administration and WTO Dispute
    This is from the FT: The Trump administration is exploring alternatives to taking trade disputes to the World Trade Organisation in what would amount to the first step away from a system that Washington helped to establish more than two...
  • Feb 26

    Exceptions from the Fair and Equitable Treatment Obligation

    Exceptions from the Fair and Equitable Treatment Obligation
    Over on twitter, my friend Colin Brown and I were discussing exceptions clauses in international investment agreements. When I suggested that it was important to have such exceptions apply to the fair and equitable treatment obligation, he…
Rank this Week: 74

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 28

    Auction House Denies Claims over Fake Hitler Phone

    Auction House Denies Claims over Fake Hitler Phone
    A Maryland auction house recently sold a red phone described as the one that Adolf Hitler used in his bunker for $243,000. The phone bears a swastika and Fuhrer’s name, but was it actually his phone? One skeptic claims that...
  • Feb 28

    Article on Trust & Estate Development

    Article on Trust & Estate Development
    Steven Cunningham recently published an Article entitled, Trusts & Estates, 66 Syracuse L. Rev. 1099 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article covers notable regulatory, statutory, and case law developments…
  • Feb 28

    A Laugh with Jean E. Oddi

    A Laugh with Jean E. Oddi
    Jean E. Oddi’s obituary shows what a true character she encompassed throughout her laughable life, confessing that “I hate to admit it, but evidently I died.” Oddi knew her time was near when she was wheeled into room #20 in...
Rank this Week: 113

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Sacramento Injury Attorneys Blog

Coves car accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and neck and back injuries. By the Law Offices of Edward A. Smith.

http://www.sacramentoinjuryattorneysblog.com/
  • Feb 28

    Thighbone Fractures in Children

    Thighbone Fractures in Children
    I'm Ed Smith, a Bone Fracture Attorney in Sacramento. The thighbone, or femur as it is known to your doctor, is the largest as well as the strongest bone in your child’s body. Because this bone is so strong, it takes a considerable…
  • Feb 28

    Driver Hits Parked Cars in Novato Collision

    Driver Hits Parked Cars in Novato Collision
    I'm Ed Smith, a Novato car accident lawyer. We all know drinking and driving is dangerous and against the law. When it happens, lives can be lost, people injured and property damaged. An accident in Novato on February 19, 2017 illustrates how…
  • Feb 28

    Tree Crushes Car at Sacramento Elementary School

    Tree Crushes Car at Sacramento Elementary School
    Recent Tree Accidents in Sacramento On 17 February, a large eucalyptus trees crashed into a teacher’s car at Abraham Lincoln Elementary School in Rancho Cordova while class was in session. No one was injured, but the car sustained…
Rank this Week: 79

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Supreme Court news. From PBS NewsHour.

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/?t=supreme-court
  • Feb 28

    Trump orders review of Obama rule protecting small stream

    Trump orders review of Obama rule protecting small stream
    President Donald Trump signs H.J. Resolution 38, which nullfies the “stream protection rule”, at the White House in D.C. Photo by Carlos Barria/Reuters WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump has signed an executive order…
  • Feb 26

    Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda

    Congress returns, with health care, Supreme Court on agenda
    A view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in D.C. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — Congress returns to Washington this week to confront dramatic decisions on health care and the Supreme Court that may help determine…
  • Feb 22

    Justices rule in favor of Michigan girl in dispute over service dog

    Justices rule in favor of Michigan girl in dispute over service dog
    A view of the U.S. Supreme Court building is seen in D.C. Photo by Jonathan Ernst/Reuters WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Wednesday sided with a Michigan girl with cerebral palsy who wants to sue school officials over their refusal to…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Feb 28

    Chapman on Due Process Abroad

    Chapman on Due Process Abroad
    Nathan S. Chapman (University of Georgia School of Law) has posted Due Process Abroad on SSRN.. Here is the abstract: Defining the scope of the Constitution’s application outside U.S. territory is more important than ever. This month the…
  • Feb 28

    Chow on Cultural Barriers to Enforcing FCPA

    Chow on Cultural Barriers to Enforcing FCPA
    Daniel C. K. Chow (Ohio State University College of Law) has posted Cultural Barriers to Effective Enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices in China (University of Toledo Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many…
  • Feb 28

    Bates on Stingray

    Bates on Stingray
    Adam Bates (Cato Institute) has posted Stingray: A New Frontier in Police Surveillance (Cato Institute Policy Analysis No. 809) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police agencies around the United States are using a powerful surveillance tool to…
Rank this Week: 101

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Feb 28

    Judge Gorsuch’s Plan to Save the Civil Jury Trial

    Judge Gorsuch’s Plan to Save the Civil Jury Trial
    The federal judiciary is mulling a plan hatched by Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch that he thinks might save the civil jury trial from the brink of extinction. The idea would be to make jury trials the default standard in civil cases…
  • Feb 28

    Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Tea Party Logos at Polling Place

    Appeals Court Upholds Ban on Tea Party Logos at Polling Place
    A federal appeals court Tuesday upheld a Minnesota ban on wearing political insignia at polling places, throwing out a lawsuit by tea-party groups that alleged they were victims of selective enforcement. A three-judge panel of the Eighth U.S.…
  • Feb 27

    Judge Silberman: Ginsburg and Comey Were Out of Line

    Judge Silberman: Ginsburg and Comey Were Out of Line
    U.S. Circuit Court Judge Laurence Silberman has a message for Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and FBI Director James Comey: You're out of order!
Rank this Week: 135

Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 28

    US v. Lindsey, No. 14-10004…

    US v. Lindsey, No. 14-10004 (2-27-17)(Gould w/Graber & Friedland). In a significant mortgage fraud case, and really all fraud cases, the 9th affirms wire and theft convictions.In this case, the district court precluded the defense from…
  • Feb 26

    Case o' The Week: Pic, Sixteen => Mand-Min, Fifteen: Laursen and the Child Porn Production statute.

    Case o' The Week: Pic, Sixteen => Mand-Min, Fifteen: Laursen and the Child Porn Production statute.
     A picture is worth . . . 5,475 days.United States v. Laursen, 2017 WL 460660 (9thCir. Jan. 30, 2017), decision available here.The Hon. Judge Johnnie B. Rawlinson Players:Decision by Judge Rawlinson, joined by Judge Callahan.…
  • Feb 19

    Case o' The Week: Are Cops Deterred if Rights Inferred? - Loucious and deviant Miranda warning

    Case o' The Week: Are Cops Deterred if Rights Inferred? - Loucious and deviant Miranda warning
      You have the right to remain silent.   You have the right to infer the potential meaning of additional rights, from conclusions you should draw from the rights that may or may not be explained to you. United States v.…
Rank this Week: 131

Construction Law Musings

Construction Law Musings

Thoughts on the construction law landscape. By Christopher G. Hill.

http://constructionlawva.com
  • Feb 28

    How is Negotiating a Construction Contract Like Buying a Car?

    How is Negotiating a Construction Contract Like Buying a Car?
    I know, you’re probably looking for a punchline, and likely thinking something along the lines of “only a construction attorney would be sitting in his office and come up with such an analogy,” but I really do think…
  • Feb 24

    Energy Codes, Compliance Deadlines & Keeping up to Date

    Energy Codes, Compliance Deadlines & Keeping up to Date
    For this week’s Guest Post Friday here at Construction Law Musings, we would like to welcome back (again) Sean Lintow Sr. of SLS Construction & Building Solutions. Sean has over 20 years working directly in the trenches in the…
  • Feb 7

    Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Detail

    Reminder: The Devil is in the Mechanic’s Lien Detail
    As readers of Construction Law Musings are well aware, mechanic’s liens and their picky and at times overly form oriented nature are near and dear to my heart as a construction attorney here in Virginia.  I recently had the…
Rank this Week: 136

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Feb 28

    Road Trip

    Road Trip
    See you when I get back. If I get back. Copyright © 2007-2017 Simple Justice NY, LLC This feed is for personal, non-commercial and Newstex use only. The use of this feed anywhere else violates copyright. If this content is not in your…
  • Feb 27

    And The Oscar Goes Too

    And The Oscar Goes Too
    Meta Prologue: In the first post today, Trump’s shallow, ignorant grasp of law, Constitution and governance is discussed with regard to federal enforcement of marijuana laws. In this post, the alternative is juxtaposed, as social…
  • Feb 27

    Half A Crime

    Half A Crime
    There was once a time when the rarified air of federal court wasn’t commonly befouled with the banal stench of defendants accused of drug crime. But the war on drugs in the 1970s changed that, and a defendant might well find himself one…
Rank this Week: 118

California Punitive Damages

California Punitive Damages

Covers California punitive damages litigation. By Horvitz & Levy LLP.

http://calpunitives.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 77

The Rainmaker Blog

The Rainmaker Blog

Covers law firm marketing and business development strategies. By the Rainmaker Institute.

http://www.therainmakerblog.com/
  • Feb 27

    4 Imperatives Your Law Firm Website Home Page Must Have to Convert Prospect

    4 Imperatives Your Law Firm Website Home Page Must Have to Convert Prospect
    If you’re marketing your law firm correctly, you are driving prospects to your law firm website via social media, blogs, pay-per-click advertising, etc. Once they land on your home page, are they finding what they’re looking for…
  • Feb 24

    The Necessity of Downtime

    The Necessity of Downtime
    I think most of us would agree that we work hard to have a better life.  Unfortunately, many of us make the mistake of thinking our better life is off in the distance; it’s “someday” rather than today.  And…
  • Feb 23

    Is Your Ugly Office Costing Your Law Firm Business?

    Is Your Ugly Office Costing Your Law Firm Business?
    One of the main ways to differentiate your law firm is by focusing on the client experience, the way your prospects and clients experience your law firm. At our monthly Rainmaker Retreat, I teach attorneys how to micromanage the client…
Rank this Week: 107

ICBC Law

ICBC Law

Covers British Columbia injury claims the the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia. By Eric Magraken.

http://bc-injury-law.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    $50,000 Assessment for 6 Years of Back Pain

    $50,000 Assessment for 6 Years of Back Pain
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing damages for soft tissue injuries arising from a vehicle collision. In today’s case (Harder v. Poettcker) the Plaintiff was involved in a…
  • Feb 20

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer

    Double Costs Awarded After Trial Judgement Nearly Doubles Plaintiff Formal Offer
    Reasons for judgement were released last week by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, awarding a Plaintiff double costs after obtaining judgement nearly doubling her pre trial formal settlement offer. In the recent case (Risling v.…
  • Feb 16

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo

    $110,000 Non-Pecuniary Assessment for “Likely Permanent” Vertigo
    Reasons for judgement were released today by the BC Supreme Court, Vancouver Registry, assessing non-pecuniary loss at $110,000 for chronic vertigo symptoms. In today’s case (Wright v. Mistry) the Plaintiff was involved in a 2006…
Rank this Week: 130

Indiana Intellectual Property…

Indiana Intellectual Property Lawyer Blog

Covers trademark, patent and copyright infringement. By Overhauser Law Offices, LLC.

http://www.iniplaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Copyright Law: What Does Copyright Protect?

    Copyright Law: What Does Copyright Protect?
    What does copyright protect? Copyright, a form of intellectual property law, protects original works of authorship including literary, dramatic, musical, and artistic works, such as poetry, novels, movies, songs, computer software, and…
  • Feb 24

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Trial Court Grants Stay in Axiron Lawsuit

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Trial Court Grants Stay in Axiron Lawsuit
    Indianapolis, Indiana – The matter of Eli Lilly and Company, et al. v. Apotex Inc., et al. has been stayed pending a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit. This Indiana lawsuit was initiated by Lilly, an…
  • Feb 23

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues TWi Pharmaceuticals for Patent Infringement

    Indiana Patent Litigation: Lilly Sues TWi Pharmaceuticals for Patent Infringement
    Indianapolis, Indiana – A patent lawyer for Eli Lilly and Company of Indianapolis, Indiana, Eli Lilly Export S.A. of Geneva, Switzerland and Acrux DDS, Pty Ltd. of West Melbourne, Australia filed an intellectual property lawsuit in the…
Rank this Week: 111

Employment Law Watch

Employment Law Watch

Covers employment law in the U.S., UK and France. By Reed Smith LLP.

http://www.employmentlawwatch.com/
  • Feb 27

    New York Wage Payment Regulations Are Revoked at the Eleventh Hour

    New York Wage Payment Regulations Are Revoked at the Eleventh Hour
    Recently, New York’s Industrial Board of Appeals (IBA) revoked regulations issued by the State’s Department of Labor (NYSDOL) governing employee wage payments via direct deposit and payroll debit cards, which were scheduled to go…
  • Feb 14

    What does the future hold for Employment Tribunal reform?

    What does the future hold for Employment Tribunal reform?
    The Ministry of Justice has recently published its review of the introduction of Employment Tribunal (‘ET’) fees. The fees were first introduced 2013 and many groups have raised concerns that they are a potentially serious barrier…
  • Jan 24

    Philadelphia Employers Barred from Asking about Wage History

    Philadelphia Employers Barred from Asking about Wage History
    On January 23, 2017, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney signed the Philadelphia Wage Equity Ordinance into law. The bill amends the Philadelphia Fair Practices Ordinance to prohibit employers from asking about an applicant’s wage history at…
Rank this Week: 117

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Livesay & Myers, P.C. Blog

Covers personal injury, criminal defense, and family law in Virginia.

http://www.livesaymyers.com/blog/
  • Feb 27

    Major Changes to Federal Law on Dividing Military Retired Pay

    Major Changes to Federal Law on Dividing Military Retired Pay
    The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for 2017, signed into law in December 2016, drastically changes the way military retired pay can be divided in divorce cases. The new NDAA made major changes to the Uniformed Services Former…
  • Feb 13

    Who Gets the Engagement Ring After a Breakup in Virginia?

    Who Gets the Engagement Ring After a Breakup in Virginia?
    For years, Virginia circuit courts were split on the question of who gets the engagement ring after a breakup in Virginia. Some courts held that the engagement ring could not be recovered because such claims are barred under…
  • Jan 25

    What To Do If You Have a Warrant Out For Your Arrest

    What To Do If You Have a Warrant Out For Your Arrest
    Typically, an individual becomes aware that they have been charged with a crime by being arrested or issued a summons on the spot at the time of the alleged offense. However, this is not always the scenario that plays out. In certain…
Rank this Week: 105