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Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Jailhouselawyer's Blog

Covers prisoners' rights and criminal justice in the United Kingdom. By former prisoner John Hirst Hull.

http://prisonersvoice.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Call For Support

    Call For Support
    Thursday, July 1, 2010Call For SupportThe Association of Prisoners is this generation’s attempt to give prisoners the voice we have long attempted to have heard.Many other groups and organisations exist which play a role in attempting to…
  • Jul 1

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch

    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign Launch
    Association of Prisoners - National Campaign LaunchBy Ben GunnWednesday, June 30, 2010We all know that dealing with PSHQ is task for the unwitting and dim-witted. They are a slippery bunch at the best of times. But PSHQ has been causing the…
  • Feb 21

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote

    Government in U Turn on prisoners’ vote
    Association of PrisonersContact: John Hirst FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASETel: (01482) 341281 or 07766964583Email: john.hirst@myhaven.karoo.co.ukGovernment in U Turn on prisoners’ votesJack Straw…
Rank this Week: 46

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 47

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law…

Greg Siskind on Immigration Law and Policy

Covers immigration laws, legislation, and news.

http://blogs.ilw.com/blog.php?29221-Greg-Siskind-on-Immigration-Law-and-Policy
Rank this Week: 48

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Sep 12

    Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed In Torrance Motorcycle Accident

    Off Duty LAPD Officer Killed In Torrance Motorcycle Accident
    Erick Alcaraz, a 24-year-old LAPD officer was killed in a motorcycle accident in Torrance when he was off-duty. According to a KTLA news report, the fatal motorcycle crash occurred the evening of September 6 2014 at South Western Avenue and…
  • Sep 6

    Pedestrian Killed In Lakewood Hit-and-Run Crash

    Pedestrian Killed In Lakewood Hit-and-Run Crash
    Authorities in Lakewood are looking for a hit-and-run driver who they say struck and fatally injured 67-year-old Teresa Hernandez as she was walking to a hospital. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the fatal accident occurred the…
  • Sep 5

    Bicyclist Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Collision

    Bicyclist Killed In Huntington Beach DUI Collision
    Michael Bastien, 55, was killed in a Huntington Beach bicycle accident, which officials say, was caused by a suspected drunk driver. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal incident occurred at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 49

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 16

    California Can Enable DREAMers To Thrive Even More

    California Can Enable DREAMers To Thrive Even More
    More than a week ago, President Obama announced that he would once again delay any administrative relief for the millions of immigrants currently living under threat of deportation. This decision brought a mix of fear, anger and…
  • Sep 16

    Birds and (Im)migration

    Birds and (Im)migration
    Ángel Franco/The New York Times There seems to be a natural affinity between stories about birds and stories about immigration. Back in January, NPR's morning edition reported on the collision of migratory journeys in a Baltimore park: the…
  • Sep 16

    Wilmer Valderrama: Latinos will vote independent if Obama doesn't act on immigration

    Wilmer Valderrama: Latinos will vote independent if Obama doesn't act on immigration
    Wilmer Valderrama, photo via HuffPo Actor Wilmer Valderrama, perhaps best know for playing the ambiguously foreign Fez on That '70s Show or, if you've got young kids of a certain age, Manny from Handy Manny, predicts that Latinos will vote...
Rank this Week: 50

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
  • Sep 4

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation

    Lankacorps Fellows 2014 presentation
    A presentation made at The Asia Foundation in Colombo to the 2014 cohort of the Foundation’s Lankacorps Fellows. Filed under: ICTs in general
  • Aug 29

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation

    Video of keynote: New media, peacebuilding and conflict transformation
    I was invited to present a keynote address at the International Conference on “Communication, Conflicts and Peace Processes: Landscape of Knowledge from Asia and the Deep South of Thailand”, from 21 – 22 August in Pattani,…
Rank this Week: 51

LNG Law Blog

LNG Law Blog

Covers federal regulation, state and local issues, marine regulation, pipelines, markets and competition and more. By Sutherland Asbill & Brennan.

http://www.lnglawblog.com
  • Sep 16

    Progress Energy On Track for FID by Year’s End

    Progress Energy On Track for FID by Year’s End
    Financial Post reports that Michael Culbert, chief executive officer of Progress Energy Canada Ltd., an affiliate of Malaysian oil company Petronas Bhd and sponsor of the proposed Pacific NorthWest LNG export terminal on Lelu Island, British…
  • Sep 16

    B.C. LNG Export Terminal Sponsors Press for Tax Break

    B.C. LNG Export Terminal Sponsors Press for Tax Break
    The Globe and Mail reports that the B.C. LNG Developers Alliance (Alliance), representing four of the largest sponsors of proposed LNG export terminals on British Columbia’s West Coast, recently sent a letter to Canada’s House of…
  • Sep 15

    FERC Gives Final Clean Air Act Approval for Freeport LNG Export Terminal

    FERC Gives Final Clean Air Act Approval for Freeport LNG Export Terminal
    Pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 and the Clean Air Act, FERC Staff has prepared a final General Conformity Determination (GCD) for the Freeport LNG export terminal project near Quintana Island, Brazoria County, Texas.…
Rank this Week: 52

The Word On Employment Law

The Word On Employment Law

Covers legal issues affecting the workplace. By Dave Whitlock, Chris Parker and Jimmy Daniel.

http://www.wordonemploymentlaw.com
  • Jun 7

    Retaliation Claims Increase

    Retaliation Claims Increase
    Recent trends reveal that employment retaliation claims are on the rise.  Further, courts are taking a hard line on offending employers accused of retaliation in employment.  A review of United States Supreme Court decisions in retaliation…
  • May 19

    Nuclear Fallout

    Nuclear Fallout
    But not in Japan.  Arnold Schwarzenegger and Dominique Strauss-Kahn are making headlines they probably wish they had never made.  While I’m not a man and can, therefore, only surmise that the root of the problem somehow goes back to The…
  • May 17

    There’s An App for That

    There’s An App for That
    And it’s exhibit one to the wage and hour lawsuit that has just been filed against your company.  The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced the release of its first smartphone app – a timesheet that allows employees to keep track of…
Rank this Week: 53

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 16

    Harvard Receives Donation for Gun Control

    Harvard Receives Donation for Gun Control
    Harvard University’s School of Public Health will accept a $350 million donation to study gun violence and “other complex health threats challenging the U.S. and the world.” Morningside Foundation is making the donation, and is the…
  • Sep 16

    Making Charitable Donations With Life Insurance

    Making Charitable Donations With Life Insurance
    Each year millions of Americans make donations of cash and property to the charities of their choice. While these donations can provide valuable tax deductions, many donors wish that they could do more for the charities they support. Thus,…
  • Sep 16

    End of Life Plans Made Easy With LastingMatters Organizer

    End of Life Plans Made Easy With LastingMatters Organizer
    End of life decisions are difficult conversations to have with family and friends, and thus, avoided by many people for fear of placing an undue burden on their loved ones. While children, attorneys, and financial advisors often ask, people…
Rank this Week: 54

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

Covers securities enforcement, securities law and going public matters. By Hamilton & Associates.

http://www.securitieslawyer101.com/blog/
  • Sep 10

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog
    Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Corporate hijackings, also known as corporate identity theft, of public shell companies has been around for more than a decade.  It  is a growing method used by fraudsters to acquire…
  • Aug 15

    By: EAkHCuax

    By: EAkHCuax
    <strong>EAkHCuax</strong>Securities Law and Going Public Blog
  • Aug 5

    By: lexutilispl - bookmarks.blogme24.com

    By: lexutilispl - bookmarks.blogme24.com
    […] is gonna kill meDrum Building Secrets!Make Your Mark Online With These Design Tips : BACKLINKSSecurities Lawyer101 l Securities Law Blog l Hamilton & AssociatesPennySaverUSA.com Blog - The Best Resource for Online Classifieds,…
Rank this Week: 55

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

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

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Jul 4

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose My Security Clearance if I File Bankruptcy?
    I practice in the Washington, DC area. Lots of my clients work for federal agencies and contractors who require security clearances as a condition of their employment. The first question they ask when them come to see me is whether a…
  • Jun 18

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case

    Another Appeals Court Approves 2nd Mortgage Stripping in Chapter 20 Case
    The U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit, ruled that in a chapter 13 case filed within four years of a previous chapter 7 case (a so-called “chapter 20″), the chapter 13 plan could strip a completely unsecured junior…
  • Jun 8

    “What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!”

    &ldquo;What Do You Mean You Included My Home/Car In the Bankruptcy?!&rdquo;
    Good bankruptcy attorneys spend a lot of time talking with their clients. They give them an awful lot of information. Sometimes clients forget. One of the things clients sometimes forget is the requirement in the Bankruptcy Code…
Rank this Week: 56

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Sep 16

    Channeling Whistleblower

    Channeling Whistleblower
    For those interested in national security, Edward Snowden, and some such, Glenn Reynolds has a new, short (8 pages) essay up on SSRN entitled Don't Fear the Leaker: Thoughts on Bureaucracy and Ethical Whistleblowing. Here is the abstract:…
  • Sep 16

    Scientific misconduct and the First Amendment

    Scientific misconduct and the First Amendment
    This proposal to make scientific misconduct a crime would seem to raise serious First Amendment problems, certainly under the Kennedy plurality in United States v. Alvarez. If false statements are not categorically unprotected, regulations…
  • Sep 15

    (Still) more on "The Freedom of the Church"

    (Still) more on "The Freedom of the Church"
    Over at the Law & Liberty blog, they ran a short essay of mine in which I set out the short-version of some claims I've been making in recent years about the freedom of religion and "the freedom of the church." They also…
Rank this Week: 57

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
  • Sep 15

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to an economic study on the impact of differences in insurance contract law on cross-border trade in the insurance sector. Deadline for submissions is 28 October…
  • Sep 14

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014
    In line with its predecessors, Volume XV (2013/2014) of the Yearbook of Private International Law offers a comprehensive insight into the contemporary trends of private international law in terms of both theoretical thinking…
  • Sep 12

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International

    New Issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International
    The new issue of Revue Hellénique de Droit International 2/2013 [Vol. 66] was published earlier this month. Table des matières Première Partie - Articles Dossier spécial La Proposition de Règlement…
Rank this Week: 58

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Class Action Fairness Act Blog

Offers information, cases and insights on the Class Action Fairness Act of 2005 (CAFA). By McGlinchey Stafford.

http://www.cafalawblog.com/
  • Sep 16

    Affirmative Defenses Have No Role in Determining the Amount in Controversy

    Affirmative Defenses Have No Role in Determining the Amount in Controversy
    Smith v. Manhattan Club Timeshare Association, Inc., 2013 WL 1955882 (S.D.N.Y. May 10, 2013). In this action, a District Court in New York held that affirmative defenses asserted on the merits could not be used to cut down the amount in…
  • Sep 12

    Defendants Concrete Evidence Defeats Remand

    Defendants Concrete Evidence Defeats Remand
    Fielder v. Penn Station, Inc., 2013 WL 1869618 (N.D. Ohio May 3, 2013). In this case, the plaintiff made a purchase at Penn Station, Inc., a shop located in Rocky River,Ohiousing his credit card.  The defendant Heartland Payment Systems,…
  • Sep 11

    District Courts Have Authority to Stay Remand Orders in Order to Facilitate Appeal

    District Courts Have Authority to Stay Remand Orders in Order to Facilitate Appeal
    Raskas v. Johnson & Johnson, 2013 WL 1818133 (E.D. Mo. April 29, 2013). In this action, a District Court in Missouri held that it had authority to stay its own remand order.  The plaintiffs brought an action under the Missouri…
Rank this Week: 59

All Roads Lead To China

All Roads Lead To China

Features news analysis, advice and insights on doing business in China.

http://www.allroadsleadtochina.com
  • Jun 29

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer

    Foxconn Moving Direct to Consumer
    I remember having conversations years ago about what Foxconn would do going forward, and whether or not they would be happy as the manufacturer to brands.   The WSJ article, Amid Margin Squeeze, Foxconn Designs Its Own Fate, puts…
  • Jun 9

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!

    Bites of China. Finally a Show Worth Watching!
    A couple of weeks back, while riding the G train back from Nanjing, something caught my eye.  An advertisement by CCTV for what I believe could be one of the best produced shows China has put together.  At first, I had no idea what…
  • Feb 4

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?

    What Do China’s Millennials Want ?
    For a number of years, I had it pretty good.  I had a number of teams that were under me, were stable, and were producing.  It was at a time when a lot of questions were being asked about the post 80s generation in China, but for…
Rank this Week: 60

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Sep 16

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech

    Greg Lukianoff: Freedom From Speech
    As president of FIRE, the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education, Greg Lukianoff is no stranger to the trends on campus as evidenced by UC Berkeley’s Chancellor Nicholas Dirks’ invitation to be “civil.” …
  • Sep 16

    If Not Suppression, Then What?

    If Not Suppression, Then What?
    There aren’t many circuit court decisions on violations of the Posse Comitatus Act, so the 9th Circuit’s opinion in United States v. Dreyer was bound to catch someone’s attention.  Steve Vladick at Just Security…
  • Sep 16

    A Tale of Two College Rape

    A Tale of Two College Rape
    A 20-year-old Texas Tech sophomore, Michelle Mallin, was careful not to touch the cigarette the rapist left on her car seat. From the Lubbock Avalanche-Journal: During the assault, Mallin fixated on a half-smoked cigarette and lighter…
Rank this Week: 61

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
  • Sep 16

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law

    Call for Papers: Privacy and International Law
    The Utrecht Journal of International and European Union Law invites submissions for a special edition on Privacy under International and European Law. The submission deadline is Sept. 30, 2014. See Utrecht Journal Call for Papers –…
  • Sep 16

    Supreme Court Fellows Program

    Supreme Court Fellows Program
    The Supreme Court Fellows Program invites applications for fellows to engage for one year in the work of the Supreme Court of the United States, the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, the Federal Judicial Center, or the United…
  • Sep 14

    Asian Pacific American Law & Public Policy Conference—Cambridge, MA

    Asian Pacific American Law &amp; Public Policy Conference&mdash;Cambridge, MA
    The Harvard Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (APALSA) hosts the 21st Annual National Conference on Law and Public Policy Feb. 7, 2015. mw
Rank this Week: 63

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Sep 15

    Fear of ISIS Triggers Double Threat to Checks and Balance

    Fear of ISIS Triggers Double Threat to Checks and Balance
    Whatever you may think of the harms carried out by the group referred to as the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), the fear of ISIS is now creating a double threat to our system of checks and balances. We now have a Congress so anxious…
  • Sep 12

    The ACLU Supports Campaign Finance Reform and Free Speech

    The ACLU Supports Campaign Finance Reform and Free Speech
    This post originally appeared on the Huffington Post. For an organization that works on issues as diverse as drones, women's rights, racial justice, war powers, immigration and flag burning, internal debates are inevitable and healthy. We…
  • Sep 12

    Today in Voter Suppression: Wisconsin Edition

    Today in Voter Suppression: Wisconsin Edition
    Why does the state of Wisconsin want voter ID for voters? It's not to prevent voter fraud--- there have been ZERO instances of in-person voter fraud, which the state's 2011 voter ID law purports to address. Instead, it disenfranchises voters…
Rank this Week: 62

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: 64

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 16

    Surrogacy is a me

    Surrogacy is a me
    Joan Heifetz Hollinger quoted in Slate, August 6, 2014 “There are issues across the board with regard to health care of the surrogate and whether the surrogate can or should be required to undergo tests, including fetal diagnostic test…
  • Sep 16

    New strategy as Facebook and Google transform into web conglomerate

    New strategy as Facebook and Google transform into web conglomerate
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 5, 2014 The Internet giants are not just conglomerates but also the largest venture capitalists on the block. Not only are they buying early-stage businesses to incubate and grow,…
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
Rank this Week: 65

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Sep 16

    Happy Constitution Day!

    Happy Constitution Day!
    On this solemn anniversary I ask that the American people rejoice in the wisdom of their Constitution.  I ask that they guarantee the effectiveness of each of its parts by living by the Constitution as a whole.  I ask that they have…
  • Sep 15

    Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Right

    Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Right
    What was the original understanding of a bill of rights?  This is one of the questions that my next book will address.  A useful source is Federalist #84, in which Hamilton defended the Constitution against the criticism that it…
  • Sep 15

    Local Government and Global Urbanization

    Local Government and Global Urbanization
    The world’s future looks to be an urban one. The United Nations estimates that by 2050, two-thirds of the world’s population will live in cities. The planet’s urban population will increase from about 2.5 billion to over six…
Rank this Week: 66

The Harvard Law School Corporate…

The Harvard Law School Corporate Governance Blog

Covers boards of directors, corporate elections, executive compensation, practice insights, legal developments, securities regulation, and Sarbanes-Oxley. Sponsored by the HLS Corporate Governance Program.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/corpgov
  • Sep 16

    Alibaba’s Governance Risk

    Alibaba’s Governance Risk
    Editor's Note: Lucian Bebchuk is William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law, Economics, and Finance and Director of the Program on Corporate Governance, Harvard Law School. Wall Street is eagerly watching what is…
  • Sep 16

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion

    The Legal and Practical Implications of Retroactive Legislation Targeting Inversion
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Jason M. Halper, partner in the Securities Litigation & Regulatory Enforcement Practice Group at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, and is based on an Orrick publication authored by…
  • Sep 16

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information

    Measuring Price Impact with Investors’ Forward-Looking Information
    Editor's Note: The following post comes to us from Aaron Dolgoff and Tiago Duarte-Silva, both of Charles River Associates. The views expressed here do not necessarily reflect those of Charles River Associates. The recent Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 67

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studie

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studie
    [Not strictly speaking a legal history fellowship, but we're posting this announcement from the Major League Baseball Players Association anyway.]It is my honor to inform you about a scholarship program created by all Major League baseball…
  • Sep 16

    Moral on International Law before Wilson

    Moral on International Law before Wilson
    Ignacio de la Rasilla del Moral, Brunel Law School, has posted The Ambivalent Shadow of the Pre-Wilsonian Rise of International Law, which is to appear in a special issue of the Erasmus Law Review 7 (2014), entitled“The Great War and…
  • Sep 16

    Sixty Years After Bolling v. Sharpe: Public Education and the D.C. Federal Court

    Sixty Years After Bolling v. Sharpe: Public Education and the D.C. Federal Court
    [We have the following announcement from the Historical Society of the District of Columbia Circuit.]The special relationship between the Courts of the D.C. Circuit and the D.C. public schools was the subject of the Society's most recent…
Rank this Week: 68

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

Covers Texas personal injury news and information. By E. Michael Grossman.

http://www.injuryblawg.com
  • Sep 16

    Paul Martie Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident at View & Metz Roads in Sanger, TX

    Paul Martie Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident at View &amp; Metz Roads in Sanger, TX
    Sanger, TX — A single-vehicle crash killed two people and left two others in critical condition on Sunday, August 27, 2014. The accident involved a Nissan Altima and took place at the intersection of Metz and View Roads, around 6:30 in…
  • Sep 16

    Steven Wilkerson Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on View Road in Sanger, TX

    Steven Wilkerson Killed in Single-Vehicle Accident on View Road in Sanger, TX
    Sanger, TX — A car went off the road and struck a tree on Sunday, August 27, 2014, in Sanger, Texas. The accident left two people dead and two injured. The deceased have been identified as Steven Wilkerson and Paul Martie. Reports say…
  • Sep 16

    Jared Thomas Injured by Rollover Accident on U.S. Highway 87 in Lubbock, TX

    Jared Thomas Injured by Rollover Accident on U.S. Highway 87 in Lubbock, TX
    Lubbock, TX — An SUV overturned along Highway 87 in southern Lubbock this past Wednesday evening (September 10, 2014), leaving a young man and his pregnant young woman passenger injured. Police said that Jared Thomas, 23, was critically…
Rank this Week: 69

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 70

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase LLP.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • Sep 15

    One Killed, Several Injured In Huntington Beach Car Accident

    One Killed, Several Injured In Huntington Beach Car Accident
    One person was killed and four were hospitalized with injuries in a chain-reaction car accident in Huntington Beach. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal multi-vehicle wreck occurred the afternoon of September…
  • Sep 12

    Woman Dies From Injuries Suffered In Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash

    Woman Dies From Injuries Suffered In Santa Ana Hit-and-Run Crash
    A woman has died several days after she was severely injured in a Santa Ana hit-and-run accident. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, 56-year-old Martha Rodriguez died from injuries suffered in a car accident, which…
  • Sep 8

    Woman Killed In La Palma Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed In La Palma Pedestrian Accident
    A 35-year-old Long Beach woman was killed in a pedestrian accident after a pickup truck struck her. According to a news report in the Orange County Register, the fatal accident occurred the night of September 3, 2014 at the intersection of…
Rank this Week: 71

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Settle It Now Negotiation Blog

Covers mediation, negotiation and settlement. By Victoria Pynchon.

http://www.negotiationlawblog.com/
  • Feb 22

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day

    Our Close the Gap App Arrives in Time for Equal Pay Day
    Close the Gap App™ (sponsored by GoDaddy) is a powerful online tool that takes you on a guided deep dive into your career path. It's like having your very own career or business coach on your desktop or mobile…
  • Nov 16

    Good Night and Good Luck

    Good Night and Good Luck
    I launched the Negotiation Law Blog on October 3, 2006, shortly after I'd earned my LL.M in Conflict Resolution from the Straus Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. I'm uncertain just how many months earlier I'd begun blogging on…
  • Nov 5

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table

    Getting the Other Guy to the Negotiation Table
      This just in from Harvard's Program on Negotiation: In a new study, Nour Kteily of Northwestern University and his colleagues found that low-power groups can influence powerful parties to engage with them through their framing of the…
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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/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 73

ITC 337 Law Blog

ITC 337 Law Blog

Covers International Trade Commission cases and news. By Oblon Spivak.

http://www.itcblog.com
Rank this Week: 74

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Thomas A. Sharon, R.N., M.P.H.

Covers evidence in medical malpractice cases.

http://legalnurseconsultanttom.com
  • Sep 11

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

    The Role of Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care
    The thought of providing primary care to fill the physician void in unserved areas is exciting indeed. However, at the same time I feel some trepidation over how to define this role that I am planning to assume. Learning the scope of advanced…
  • Jul 24

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism

    Cost-Benefit of Medical Technology and Medical Tourism
    Innovative technology seeks to help human beings accomplish a task or reach a goal with greater speed, accuracy and at lower cost thereby improving the quality of life. Of course such innovation causes disruption in existing markets because…
  • Apr 7

    The Obamacare Effect in 2014: Medicare Caps on Wound Care Reimbursement

    The Obamacare Effect in 2014: Medicare Caps on Wound Care Reimbursement
    The new reimbursement practices from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is dealing a devastating financial blow to conventional treatment providers for non-healing chronic wounds. The U.S. government is currently paying…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Sep 16

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession

    Corrections Committee Chair Tan Parker questions jail time for low-level pot possession
    Here's an incredibly positive sign for drug sentencing reform from Texas House Corrections Committee Chairman Tan Parker, as reported by the Dallas Morning News' Rodger Jones on their Opinion Blog (Sept. 16):in an interview with the editorial…
  • Sep 16

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail

    Ugly allegations of abuse, inmate hazing at Bartlett State Jail
    Holy God! I hardly know what to make of this! From the San Antonio Express-News ("Lawsuit: Texas prison okays odd sex assault," Sept. 26):A lawsuit filed against the Corrections Corporation of America in Austin alleges the private prison…
  • Sep 15

    Deputy seeks sex offender dick pic

    Deputy seeks sex offender dick pic
    A Sheriff's deputy in Wise County has been arrested in a bizarre incident. Sgt. Chad Hightower told sex offenders the state now required him to photograph them nude. He even told one fellow he must achieve an erection for the photo shoot,…
Rank this Week: 76

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

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

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Sep 16

    Legal transactional hackathon: Code the Deal: 19-21 September 2014, NYC

    Legal transactional hackathon: Code the Deal: 19-21 September 2014, NYC
    Code the Deal, a legal transactional hackathon, is scheduled to be held 19-21 September 2014, in New York City. The event is organized by Legal Hackers and Nixon Peabody. Here is a description, from the event’s Website: Code the Deal…
  • Sep 16

    Legal informatics papers at ICFIS 2014

    Legal informatics papers at ICFIS 2014
    A number of papers on legal informatics, legal data analysis, or legal information were presented at ICFIS 2014: International Conference on Forensic Inference and Statistics, held 19-22 August 2014 in Leiden. The program is available at:…
  • Sep 14

    Legal Citation Hackathon, 13 September 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource

    Legal Citation Hackathon, 13 September 2014: Results, storify, links, and resource
    Legal Citation Hackathon was held 13 September 2014 at Fastcase, in Washington, DC. The event was organized by DC Legal Hackers. Projects and datasets worked on at the hackathon are listed at:…
Rank this Week: 77

NJ Family Issues

NJ Family Issues

Focuses on New Jersey divorce and estate planning. By Paul G. Kostro.

http://www.kostrolaw.com/NJFamilyIssues
  • Sep 9

    Award of counsel fees on appeal

    Award of counsel fees on appeal
    Law Lessons from In The Matter Of Robert Hancock Zirkle, Sr., Deceased., App. Div., No. A-5281-11T3, September 8, 2014: Rule 2:11-4 specifically permits an award of counsel fees on appeal in certain circumstances, but such a request…
  • Sep 9

    Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right

    Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right
    Law Lessons from Morgan v. Sanford Brown Institute, App. Div., No. A-0452-13T4, September 8, 2014: Orders compelling or denying arbitration are deemed final and appealable as of right. R. 2:2-3(a); GMAC v. Pittella, 205 N.J. 572, 587 (2011).…
  • Sep 9

    The judicial estoppel doctrine

    The judicial estoppel doctrine
    Law Lessons from Hanisko v. Billy Casper Golf Management, Inc., et. al., __ N.J. Super. __ (App. Div. 2014), Docket No. A-5053-12T4, September 8, 2014: The judicial estoppel doctrine is an extraordinary remedy which should be invoked only…
Rank this Week: 78

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)

    People v. Peyton (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 16, 2014)
    Justice Yegan begins this opinion with the following introduction:"Lamenting the delays associated with the orderly processing of criminal cases, Justice Macklin Fleming explained a popular way for a criminal defendant to avoid, or at least…
  • Sep 16

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)

    Suarez v. City of Corona (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 29, 2014)
    A compressed natural gas (CNG) tank in a van explodes while being filled at a fueling station owned by the City of Corona, injuring a passenger, who sues the City.  The Fire Department investigates the explosion, tests the fuel lines and…
  • Sep 15

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)

    Jon Dalver Inc. v. Arch Ins. Co. (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 15, 2014)
    How'd you like to have this case walk in the door:The owner/manager of Jon Dalver, Inc. (a cosmetics manufacturing company) sees a used sanitary napkin around the toilet area in the women's bathroom and blood around the toilet seat.  She…
Rank this Week: 79

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

Covers federal crimes and criminal defense. By McNabb Associates, P.C.

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 80

Human Rights in Ireland

Human Rights in Ireland

Covers Irish and international human rights law.

http://humanrights.ie/
  • Sep 16

    PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum

    PILnet’s 8th Annual European Pro Bono Forum
    Emma Cassidy is Legal & Communications Trainee in PILnet, The Global Network of Public Interest Law. PILnet: The Global Network for Public Interest Law is pleased to announce that registration for the  2014 European Pro Bono…
  • Sep 16

    12th Annual Human Rights Conference: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland

    12th Annual Human Rights Conference: Criminal Justice and Human Rights in Ireland
    Helen Kehoe is policy development executive at the Law Society of Ireland. The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission Designate and the Human Rights Committee of the Law Society extend an invite to  ‘Criminal Justice and Human…
  • Sep 11

    On Repealing the 8th Amendment. #repealthe8th

    On Repealing the 8th Amendment. #repealthe8th
    Our regular contributor Mairead Enright spoke at the recent ‘Repeal the 8th’ conference in Dublin last Saturday. A video of her presentation is below. You can find other videos of the day (by Paula Geraghty) here. To join Lawyers…
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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Sep 16

    Practical Law Teaching in an Age of Specialization

    Practical Law Teaching in an Age of Specialization
    It seems curious today, but Christopher Columbus Langdell viewed his method of teaching law as intensely practical. He had, after all, practiced for what today seems a long time, fifteen years, and while he did not for an instant believe...
  • Sep 16

    The Scalp Tree

    The Scalp Tree
    One of the last pieces of the puzzle that I'm working on for University, Court, and Slave -- I hope, actually, the very last piece -- is adding something on the literary magazines published by students at southern universities, largely...
  • Sep 15

    Lawyers and Slavery -- Part Three

    Lawyers and Slavery -- Part Three
    One of the greatest trial lawyers of the Nineteenth Century was Daniel W. Voorhees, who first rose to prominence when he defended one of John Brown’s raiders. Although he was from Indiana, Voorhees was an ardently pro-slavery Democrat, and…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Sep 16

    Rep. Adam Schiff’s ISIS AUMF

    Rep. Adam Schiff’s ISIS AUMF
    Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), a member of the House Intelligence Committee, introduced an authorization for the use of military force against ISIS yesterday. According to a press release from Rep. Schiff, “First, the authorization…
  • Sep 16

    Updated Version of In Re Directives: A Quick Summary

    Updated Version of In Re Directives: A Quick Summary
    Readers likely recall that last week, documents from the In Re Directives litigation, regarding foreign intelligence surveillance directives issued to Yahoo!, were declassified. Chief among them: a new version of the Foreign Intelligence…
  • Sep 16

    Transatlantic Dialogue on Int’l Law and Armed Conflict: Geoff Corn on Battlefield Regulation and Crime

    Transatlantic Dialogue on Int’l Law and Armed Conflict: Geoff Corn on Battlefield Regulation and Crime
    Continuing our coverage of the Transatlantic Dialogue on International Law and Armed Conflict, Lawfare is pleased to publish the discussion paper for the conference that Geoff Corn (South Texas) produced on the topic of how criminal…
Rank this Week: 83

swissblawg

swissblawg

Covers Swiss legal news. In German.

http://www.swissblawg.ch/
Rank this Week: 84

Wise Law Blog

Wise Law Blog

Covers law and politics. By Garry J. Wise.

http://wiselaw.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Tuesday, September 16, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Tuesday, September 16, 2014:Magnotta jury selection set to begin Tuesday Clients feel duped into hiring lawyers who are now suspended When Can An Employment Contract Be…
  • Sep 15

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Monday, September 15, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Monday, September 15, 2014:Elaborate Rules Means Justice System Is Expensive and Inaccessible Mike Duffy trial timing could be pre-election headache for…
  • Sep 12

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 12, 2014

    140 Law - Legal Headlines for Friday, September 12, 2014
    Here are the leading legal headlines from Wise Law on Twitter for Friday, September 12, 2014:“Former intern drops lawsuit against David Letterman” Manicure, spa and tattoo health violations disclosed Oscar Pistorius…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 86

Southern District of Florida Blog

Southern District of Florida Blog

Provides news and notes regarding federal practice in the Southern District of Florida. By David Markus

http://sdfla.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    Judge Rosenbaum's first published opinion in the 11th Circuit starts this way

    Judge Rosenbaum's first published opinion in the 11th Circuit starts this way
    Before WILSON, WILLIAM PRYOR and ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judges. ROSENBAUM, Circuit Judge: It was a scene right out of a Hollywood movie.  On August 21, 2010, after more than a month of planning, teams from the Orange County…
  • Sep 15

    Have the appellate courts really changed?

    Have the appellate courts really changed?
    The NY Times had this front page story yesterday about President Obama's appointments and how he is "reshaping" the appellate courts.  From the intro:Democrats have reversed the partisan imbalance on the federal appeals courts that long…
  • Sep 11

    Should Judge Fuller resign?

    Should Judge Fuller resign?
    Another district judge and blogger -- Judge Kopf -- strongly says yes:I would not waste the effort trying to impeach him. I know something about impeachment having actually tried such a case before the Nebraska Supreme Court where I sought…
Rank this Week: 88

Supremo Tribunal Federal

Supremo Tribunal Federal

News from the Supreme Court in Brazil.

http://www.stf.jus.br/portal/cms/listarNoticiaUltima.asp
Rank this Week: 87

Food Poison Journal

Food Poison Journal

Covers food poisoning and foodborne illness outbreaks. By Marler Clark.

http://www.foodpoisonjournal.com/
  • Sep 16

    No Source Yet in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak

    No Source Yet in Kentucky E. coli Outbreak
    As of Tuesday, four Kentucky children remain hospitalized after suffering E. coli O157:H7 infections. The cluster of cases is being investigated by the Lincoln Trail District Health Department based in Elizabethtown and the Kentucky State…
  • Sep 16

    Bill Marler – E. coli Attorney and Lawyer

    Bill Marler – E. coli Attorney and Lawyer
    An accomplished attorney and national expert in food safety, William (Bill) Marler has become the most prominent foodborne illness lawyer in America and a major force in food policy in the U.S. and around the world .  Marler Clark, The…
  • Sep 14

    Severe E. coli Illnesses in Oregon, Washington and Kentucky

    Severe E. coli Illnesses in Oregon, Washington and Kentucky
    t has been a very hard week in the Pacific Northwest as we have heard about two youngsters killed by E. coli O157:H7 and at least two others severely sickened with potentially life-threatening hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS).  Families…
Rank this Week: 90

Justice Building Blog

Justice Building Blog

Features discussions between judges and lawyers in the Richard E. Gerstein Justice Building.

http://justicebuilding.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 16

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED

    NO CHILDREN ALLOWED
    This is the sign hanging on a Judge's courtroom on the sixth floor. She's not the only judge with the sign on her door. It's illegal. It's wrong. Children are people too, unless you're Adrian Peterson, asshole football player for the Vikings.…
  • Sep 14

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY

    A FAST GERRY KLEIN STORY
    A retired member of the judiciary was recently robbed at gun point. Thankfully he was not hurt. David Ovalle has all the details on his twitter. But it reminds us of the time that Gerry Klein was robbed on the Miami Beach Golf Course around…
  • Sep 14

    NFL WEEK TWO

    NFL WEEK TWO
    UPDATE: WEEK TWO SURVIVOR POOL PICKS BELOWWe bounced back from a morose and reflective Saturday, courtesy of a nice bottle of a 2011 Dehlinger Zin/Petit Sirah blend and some good curry and nan. Last week we joined the sad club of…
Rank this Week: 91