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Cruise Law News

Cruise Law News

Coveres admiralty law and cruise ship accidents & injuries. By James M. Walker of Walker & O'Neill.

http://www.cruiselawnews.com/
  • Mar 30

    Mafia Drugs Hidden Aboard Doomed Costa Concordia

    Mafia Drugs Hidden Aboard Doomed Costa Concordia
    The Independent reports that the Costa Concordia was carrying a "huge shipment of Mafia-owned cocaine" when it departed on its final voyage, according to investigators.  The dramatic story involves tape recordings of gang member…
  • Mar 26

    Passenger Medevaced from Diamond Prince

    Passenger Medevaced from Diamond Prince
    A cruise ship passenger suffering from an undisclosed medical condition has been medevaced from a Princess cruise ship sailing to Sydney.  The ABC News network in Australia reports that a Westpac rescue helicopter was dispatched to the…
  • Mar 25

    Another Critical Crime Warning for Nassau, Bahama

    Another Critical Crime Warning for Nassau, Bahama
    The U.S. State Department has issued a critical crime warning for Nassau, Bahamas today. The warning is titled Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Nassau (Bahamas), Nassau Violent Crime. The warning states that U.S. citizens residing in…
Rank this Week: 46

California Criminal Defense Lawyer…

California Criminal Defense Lawyer Blog

Covers constitutional rights, criminal law, and DUI topics. By William Weinberg.

http://www.californiacriminaldefenselawyerblog.com/
  • Mar 23

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car

    ‘Kaitlyn’s Law': The Legal Repercussions of Leaving a Child Unattended in the Car
    As temperatures rise going into spring and summer, so does the risk of vehicular hyperthermia for children left inside hot vehicles. Each year since 1998 an average of 38 children have died in hot cars in the U.S. Although these tragedies…
  • Feb 2

    Penal Code 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Nonviolent Firearm Offense

    Penal Code 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Nonviolent Firearm Offense
    Penal Code Chapter 2.9C 1001.80 Pretrial Diversion For Firearm Offenses The Legislature has introduced a new bill that will establish a pretrial diversion education program for those who are arrested for nonviolent misdemeanor or felony…
  • Jan 16

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge

    Long Term Consequences To Pleading Guilty To Gun Charge
    One of the most overlooked areas of criminal defense is the consequence to the defendant, after a conviction, to his or her gun rights. There are numerous convictions under the statutes that would bar a defendant from possessing or owning a…
Rank this Week: 47

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Jon Dressler My Restaurant Hero of the Year

    Jon Dressler My Restaurant Hero of the Year
    Shawn Flynn of KWC News reports that a Charlotte restaurant owner is going on the offensive battling perception and health concern over Hepatitis A. “The restaurant industry is thriving,” said... Continue Reading
  • Mar 30

    LA Star Seafood Shuttered Over Listeria and Botulism Concern

    LA Star Seafood Shuttered Over Listeria and Botulism Concern
    At the request of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, a judge has ordered L.A. Star Seafood Company Inc., located in Los Angeles, and its owners, Sima and Sam Goldring,... Continue Reading
  • Mar 27

    Six with Campylobacter Linked to Claravale Farm Raw Milk

    Six with Campylobacter Linked to Claravale Farm Raw Milk
    California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith today warned consumers that the consumption of unpasteurized (raw) dairy products may cause serious illness. Six... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Mar 30

    “The Future of Violence” on Diane Rehm

    “The Future of Violence” on Diane Rehm
    This morning, Gabriella Blum and I had the pleasure of appearing on the Diane Rehm Show to discuss The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and Drones——Confronting A New Age of Threat. It was a good discussion for those…
  • Mar 30

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    Shots were fired this morning at Fort Meade after two people in a vehicle attempted to ram a gate leading to the National Security Agency. The Washington Post reports that one person was killed and at least one other injured. According to…
  • Mar 30

    International Legal Justification for the Yemen Intervention: Blink and Miss It

    International Legal Justification for the Yemen Intervention: Blink and Miss It
    There has been surprisingly little discussion about the international legal justification for the airstrikes in Yemen that are being led by the Saudis. Other than a Just Security post that tackles some of the legal issues, the media and those…
Rank this Week: 49

Res Communis

Res Communis

Covers the legal aspects of human activities using aerospace technologies. From the University of Mississippi School of Law.

http://rescommunis.olemiss.edu/
  • Nov 27

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration

    Event: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
    Source – Secure World Foundation: Space Policy Challenges Facing the Second Obama Administration
  • Nov 27

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England

    Disasters Charter: Flood in England
    The Disasters Charter has been activated for a Flood in England: Flood in England Type of Event: Flood Location of Event: England, United Kingdom Date of Charter Activation: 27 November 2012 Charter Requestor: Environment Agency (of England…
  • Nov 26

    New DoD Space Policy

    New DoD Space Policy
    The United States Department of Defense has released a new Space Policy and a Fact Sheet on the Policy. The press release states: New DOD Space Policy Addresses Safety, Security, Access By Cheryl Pellerin American Forces Press Service
Rank this Week: 50

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 30

    Alfred Nobel's Last Will and Testament Goes On Display

    Alfred Nobel's Last Will and Testament Goes On Display
    Alfred Nobel’s last will and testament, which played a significant role in Swedish history by creating the now-illustrious Nobel prizes, has gone on display for the first time in Stockholm. Until now, only a few people have laid eyes on...
  • Mar 30

    California Senate to Consider Death With Dignity

    California Senate to Consider Death With Dignity
    Many may recall 29-year-old Brittany Maynard’s decision to move from California to Oregon in order to end her own life, rather than suffer from brain cancer. Now, the California Senate is considering the “End of Life Option Act,” which…
  • Mar 30

    Planning Ahead for Special Need

    Planning Ahead for Special Need
    Planning for family members with special needs can be overwhelming, especially when so many decisions may have lifelong consequences. Not only must parents untangle the intricacies associated with government programs, but they must also…
Rank this Week: 51

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 30

    Morley on Remedial Equilibration & Voting Right

    Morley on Remedial Equilibration & Voting Right
    Michael T Morley (Barry University School of Law) has posted Remedial Equilibration and the Right to Vote Under Section 2 of the Fourteenth Amendment on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The modern “voting wars” involve repeated legal…
  • Mar 30

    Siems on Versteeg on Human Rights Treaties & National Bills of Right

    Siems on Versteeg on Human Rights Treaties & National Bills of Right
    Mathias M. Siems (Durham University - Durham Law School; University of Cambridge - Centre for Business Research) has posted Human Rights Treaties and Comparative Law (Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics, Vol. 171, pp. 118-121,…
  • Mar 30

    Fish on Constitutional Avoidance as Interpretation

    Fish on Constitutional Avoidance as Interpretation
    Eric S. Fish (Yale University, Law School, Students) has posted Constitutional Avoidance as Interpretation and as Remedy on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a number of recent landmark decisions, the Supreme Court has used the canon of…
Rank this Week: 52

Law Department Management Blog

Law Department Management Blog

Covers managing in-house counsel groups. By Rees Morrison.

http://www.lawdepartmentmanagementblog.com/
  • Mar 6

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client

    Lawyer Resistance to Seeking Feedback from Their Client
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   As companies continue to pay careful attention to controlling costs, law departments remain under scrutiny. Accordingly, in-house lawyers regularly look for ways to demonstrate value to their…
  • Feb 23

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)

    Show foreign and domestic participants by level (Feb 23, 2015)
    Having completed a client satisfaction survey, you can sort your participants all kinds of ways. Let’s give an example by sorting the participants by level and then also identifying them by their office location. Assume that all we do…
  • Feb 18

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey

    The Importance of Confidentiality in Law Department Client Survey
    by James S. Wilber, Esq., Altman Weil, Inc.   Most law departments periodically use written or online surveys to gauge the satisfaction of clients with the services they (and outside counsel) provide. A question that often arises is…
Rank this Week: 53

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Mar 24

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium
    South Texas Law Review's "Symposium: Bankruptcy Best Practices from the Bench and Bar," held in October 2013, is now in print: "A Survey of Sanctions in Bankruptcy Courts: The Fifth Circuit and Beyond (Robin Russell) "A…
  • Mar 19

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law
    Professor Mark Weber has just posted an interesting article on SSRN which will appear in Boston College Law Review. The abstract provides as follows: American disability discrimination laws contain few intent requirements. Yet courts…
  • Mar 12

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU
    Graduate Assistants at NYU have been on strike for awhile. An article discussing the strike and NYU's recent threats from Inside Education can be found here. As readers to this blog as well as my former students all know, in...
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Mar 23

    Do smart machines require ethical programming?

    Do smart machines require ethical programming?
    From Help Net SecurityRealizing the potential of smart machines — and ensuring successful outcomes for the businesses that rely on them — will hinge on how trusted smart machines are and how well they maintain that trust. Central…
  • Mar 20

    Ending the Debate on TAR Seed Set

    Ending the Debate on TAR Seed Set
    By Hal MarcusIn the wake of Judge Peck’s recent Rio Tinto opinion on technology assisted review, the ediscovery blogosphere has been repeatedly quoting its bold pronouncements that judicial acceptance of TAR “is now black letter…
  • Mar 20

    ‘Have you Taken Leave of Your Senses?': Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 LegalTech Judges Panel

    ‘Have you Taken Leave of Your Senses?': Top 10 Takeaways from 2015 LegalTech Judges Panel
    By Tamara EmoryAt this year’s Legal Tech, I once again had the honor of moderating the Judges Panel, on which Judge John Facciola (D.D.C., retired), Judge Andrew Peck (S.D.N.Y), Judge Frank Maas (S.D.N.Y), and Judge Elizabeth Laporte…
Rank this Week: 55

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 30

    Thomas Presents User-Friendly Taxpaying Today at Indiana

    Thomas Presents User-Friendly Taxpaying Today at Indiana
    Kathleen DeLaney Thomas (North Carolina) presents User-Friendly Taxpaying at Indiana today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium hosted by Leandra Lederman: Our income tax system is notoriously complex. The sheer volume of the tax code, along…
  • Mar 30

    Mehrotra Presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early 20th Century American Business Today at Indiana

    Mehrotra Presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early 20th Century American Business Today at Indiana
    Ajay K. Mehrotra (Indiana) presents Corporate Taxation and the Regulation of Early Twentieth-Century American Business (with Steven A. Bank (UCLA)) at Indiana today as part of its Ostrom Political Theory and Policy Analysis Workshop Series:…
  • Mar 30

    Barnhizer: Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality

    Barnhizer: Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality
    David Barnhizer (Cleveland State), Jobs, Law Schools and the ‘Body Count’ Mentality: [I]n far too many instances analyses of what is or is going to happen in relation to “law jobs” and law schools in the US are similar to the “body…
Rank this Week: 56

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?

    A legitimate affiliation confusion claim?
    Grubbs v. Sheakley Group, Inc., 2015 WL 1321126, No. 1:13cv246 (S.D. Ohio Mar. 18, 2015)  The court adopted the magistrate judge’s recommendations in this case, dismissing Lanham Act claims (and RICO claims) and declining to retain…
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
  • Mar 26

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work
    Story here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 57

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 20

    Patching up the social safety net

    Patching up the social safety net
    Alan Auerbach quoted in The New York Times, March 17, 2015 The great irony, Professor Auerbach notes, is that “inequality is increasing yet our ability to do anything about it is weakening.” The main job for any Democratic…
  • Mar 20

    S.C. posthumously admits Chinese-born legal pioneer to state bar

    S.C. posthumously admits Chinese-born legal pioneer to state bar
    Charles McClain quoted in Metropolitan News-Enterprise, March 17, 2015 This was followed by the 1880 legislative session, described by author and UC Berkeley School of Law lecturer Charles McClain as “the most Sinophobic in the…
  • Mar 20

    Colleges give Clinton an A—and campaign million

    Colleges give Clinton an A—and campaign million
    Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in McClatchy, March 17, 2015 “It’s no surprise at all,” said Stephen Rosenbaum. … “Academics are pretty much liberal, left of center.”
Rank this Week: 58

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 59

Personal Injury Blog

Personal Injury Blog

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

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

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/
  • Mar 30

    Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Downtown Los Angeles Collision

    Motorcyclist Fatally Injured in Downtown Los Angeles Collision
    Philip Siron, 29, was killed in a Los Angeles motorcycle accident after a left-turning vehicle struck him at a street intersection. According to a City News Service report, the fatal crash occurred at the corner of Alameda and Seventh…
  • Mar 25

    Woman Critically Injured In San Pedro Hit-and-Run Crash

    Woman Critically Injured In San Pedro Hit-and-Run Crash
    A 43-year-old mother suffered life-threatening injuries when a motorist suspected of driving under the influence of drugs ran a red light outside a San Pedro school and caused a vehicle to strike her. According to a news report in the Orange…
  • Mar 24

    Fullerton Car Accident Causes Injurie

    Fullerton Car Accident Causes Injurie
    Three people were injured in a Fullerton car accident involving two vehicles the morning of March 20, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of North State College…
Rank this Week: 60

Duets Blog

Duets Blog

Collaborative blog on advertising, intellectual property, and marketing.

http://www.duetsblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?

    On Unintended Consequences: Will the B&B SCOTUS Ruling Encourage Trademark Bullies?
    Last week, while I was preparing for and had the unique opportunity of arguing a real, live TTAB final hearing on the merits, outside the TTAB’s typical oral hearing location (because it was selected by the TTAB to be part of the…
  • Mar 27

    A Disclaimer for Disclaimers at the USPTO

    A Disclaimer for Disclaimers at the USPTO
    You know that feeling when you’ve nearly crossed the finish line? You have done the work, put in the time, and the only step left is to run through the tape. There can be similar moments with trademark applications, too. Admittedly, it…
  • Mar 26

    Blurred Right

    Blurred Right
    You may, like me and hundreds of others, have had the “Blurred Lines” verses: “I know you want it, You’re a good girl, You’re far from plastic, Talk about getting blasted, I hate these blurred lines,” stuck…
Rank this Week: 63

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • 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,…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Mar 30

    Separation of Powers and State-Building: The Leninist Case for an Independent Judiciary

    Separation of Powers and State-Building: The Leninist Case for an Independent Judiciary
    My recent post about teaching U.S. constitutional law in China attracted some skepticism (offline and online) from commenters who doubted that my Chinese students could speak freely on constitutional topics. Surely, the skeptics asserted,…
  • Mar 30

    Why state officials fall in line

    Why state officials fall in line
    If, as I have been arguing for the past two months, an injunction and opinion barring enforcement of a state's SSM ban has no formal effect on anyone other than the parties, the question becomes why state officials ever voluntarily change…
  • Mar 30

    An Anti-Agency Mood?

    An Anti-Agency Mood?
    We’re near the end of March, the month of basketball madness, and it seems like a distinctively anti-agency mood has taken hold at the Supreme Court. This assertion is both more and less than it may appear. It is more because the mood I…
Rank this Week: 64

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 65

Passion, People and Principles

Passion, People and Principles

Covers strategy, management and client relations. By David Maister.

http://davidmaister.com/blog
  • Jan 5

    Farewell and Thank

    Farewell and Thank
    After nearly 30 years of advising and writing about professional services, I have decided to retire. I no longer plan to consult, speak or write.A wonderful way to mark this decision happened last month (December 2009) when the Association of…
  • Jun 13

    Suspension of Blog

    Suspension of Blog
    I’m going to stop blogging for a while – at least taking the summer off.If you’d like to be notified if and when I return to regular blogging, just add your name to my email list (www.davidmaister.com/subscriptions ) and I’ll send you…
  • Jun 11

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer

    Being a Happy and Successful Lawyer
    Stephen C. Ellis is the managing partner at the law firm of Tucker, Ellis & West.What follows is the commencement address he gave at Case Western reserve School of Law in Cleveland, Ohio on May 19, 2008. The title of his remarks is "On Being…
Rank this Week: 66

The Trademark Blog

The Trademark Blog

Covers advertising, ambush marketing, appellations of origin, branding, replacement parts, famous marks, grey goods and Madrid Protocol. By Marty Schwimmer.

http://www.schwimmerlegal.com/
  • Feb 23

    Recent Decision

    Recent Decision
    Cal. law firm's website insufficient to create per. j. in Ga. FisherBROYLES, LLP v. JURIS LAW GROUP ND Georgia http://t.co/wpNYFcrRGx — TrademarkBlog (@TrademarkBlog) February 23, 2015 When will corporate officer be personally…
  • Feb 11

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle

    EDVA Reverses FLANAX Case; No Exceptions to the Territoriality Principle
    The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in a case of first impression, held that Article 6bis of the Paris Convention, the famous marks provision, does not provide trademark rights that are protectable under Section…
  • Jan 22

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain

    Shameless Self-Promotion: Leason Ellis represented the successful party in a trial here in the SDNY/White Plain
    A jury in the Southern District of New York (White Plains) awarded a complete victory to Triboro Quilt Manufacturing Corporation in its lawsuit against Luve LLC arising from an exclusive license agreement between the parties. Under the…
Rank this Week: 67

Likelihood of Confusion

Likelihood of Confusion

Covers developments in trademark, copyright, new media and free speech. By Ron Coleman.

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

    Secondary Trademark Infringement: Don’t wait for the movie!

    Secondary Trademark Infringement: Don’t wait for the movie!
    Critics agree:  Buy the Jane Coleman and Griff Price’s Secondary Trademark Infringement from Bloomberg BNA –or you’re liable to miss the big one!
  • Mar 27

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)

    Best of 2011: “Life rights”? (Making things with life?)
    First posted May 23, 2011. Pittsburgh Trademark Lawyer Daniel Corbett brings us an NBA star’s attempt at a four-point shot: Post-relationship drama takes many forms, but federal court litigation under the Lanham Act isn’t…
  • Mar 26

    Functionality in trademark and patent law

    Functionality in trademark and patent law
    What with all the hoopla over controversial and headline-making cases, it’s tempting sometimes to forget about the need to drill and to stay up to date on the everyday craft of trademark law.  So when John Welch sees fit to…
Rank this Week: 68

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
  • Mar 27

    Body Cameras on Police in School

    Body Cameras on Police in School
    We’re starting to get questions about the use of body cameras by “school resource officers,” a.k.a. police officers stationed in schools. First of all, we don't think that police officers should be routinely present in…
  • Mar 27

    The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement

    The 'wHOLE' Truth Behind Solitary Confinement
    On any given day in America there are 80,000 people in solitary settings, not counting youth in juvenile facilities and people in jails. With no evidence-based research of its effectiveness, solitary confinement is a form of imprisonment…
  • Mar 26

    A New U.N. Champion for Privacy

    A New U.N. Champion for Privacy
    The U.N. Human Rights Council voted today to establish a watchdog to monitor the state of privacy rights worldwide. That watchdog, called a special rapporteur, was created by a consensus vote of all members of the council. That’s very…
Rank this Week: 71

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 69

CAMLAW : Complementary And…

CAMLAW : Complementary And Alternative Medicine Law Blog

Covers chiropractic, dietary supplements, ethical issues, insurance, malpractice and risk management, spirituality and yoga. By Michael H. Cohen.

http://www.camlawblog.com/
  • May 28

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue

    Physicians and chiropractors navigate functional medicine legal issue
    Physicians, naturopathic medical doctors, chiropractors, nutritionists, psychologists, and other healthcare providers must navigate legal and liability rules to successfully practice functional medicine.Functional medicine is an approach to…
  • Mar 5

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment

    Stem cell therapies engender changing regulatory environment
    Accelerating technologies are changing the regulatory environment to accommodate novel approaches to treating disease--stem cell laws being a case in point.We've published several posts and expect to expand these in coming days. Look…
  • Jan 7

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help

    Acupuncture lawsuits rare but expert witnesses may help
    Although acupuncture malpractice may be rare, experts can be deployed to help mitigate liability (for defendants) or make the liability case (for plaintiffs).One such expert is Anthony Von der Muhll, L.Ac., DNBAO. Anthony…
Rank this Week: 70

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Mar 26

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread
    As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...
  • Mar 25

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Young v. UPS, a case concerning whether a pregnant woman denied a light duty accommodation under a policy that accommodated injuries caused on the job with light duty assignments, but did not...
  • Mar 21

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism
    Lisa Bernt (Visiting scholar, Northeastern) has just posted on SSRN her very interesting piece, "Suppressing the Mischief: New Work, Old Problems". This article was part of a symposium issue, "Employed or Just Working?:…
Rank this Week: 73

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…
Rank this Week: 72

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    David Wawrzynski accuses H. J. Heinz of taking his idea

    David Wawrzynski accuses H. J. Heinz of taking his idea
    There is a disagreement in Pittsburgh between Heinz and an idea-pitcher, which underscores the need for a company to document interactions with third parties presenting ideas to the company.From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:--Attorneys for…
  • Mar 29

    Patents before product?

    Patents before product?
    From Crain's--Companies are seeking patents earlier in their lifecycle because of a recent shift in regulations to “first to file” a patent from “first to invent,” says James Malackowski, CEO of Ocean Tomo, a…
  • Mar 29

    Trademark tarnishment theme on The Good Wife on 29 March 2015

    Trademark tarnishment theme on The Good Wife on 29 March 2015
    Amidst the complexities of Alisha's dealing with her SA win, one has themes of copyright infringement and later trademark tarnishment.More excitement appears when the law firm's emails are hacked and published. Cary: it's like a pirate ship…
Rank this Week: 77

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 30

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict & Security Law

    New Issue: Journal of Conflict & Security Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Conflict & Security Law (Vol. 20, no. 1, Spring 2015) is out. Contents include:Lianne J.M. Boer, ‘Echoes of Times Past’: On the Paradoxical Nature of Article 2(4)Rob Grace, From Design to…
  • Mar 30

    New Volume: Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law

    New Volume: Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law
    The latest volume of the Hungarian Yearbook of International Law and European Law (2014) is out. Contents include:Part I Thematic Part: Identity, Nationality and CitizenshipPéter Kovács, The Background and the Functions of the…
  • Mar 30

    New Issue: Journal of World Trade

    New Issue: Journal of World Trade
    The latest issue of the Journal of World Trade (Vol. 49, no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:Reinhard Quick, Why TTIP Should Have an Investment Chapter Including ISDS Simon Lester, Rethinking the International Investment Law System Adarsh…
Rank this Week: 74

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 76

Federal Crimes Blog

Federal Crimes Blog

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

http://federalcrimesblog.com
Rank this Week: 75

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…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public LawyerGoing public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes with risks and quantities of…
  • Jan 1

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101

    Going Public Blog l Securities Lawyer 101
    Going Public Lawyer  Securities Lawyer 101 Blog Going public is a big step for any company.  The process of “going public” is complex and at times precarious.  While going public offers many benefits it also comes…
Rank this Week: 80

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart…

Law Offices of Scott David Stewart Blog

Covers divorce and family law.

http://www.arizonalawgroup.com/Legal-Blog.aspx
  • Jul 7

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona

    How Child Support Is Determined in Arizona
    Child support is usually paid by the noncustodial parent. If parents share custody after divorce, the court usually chooses the parent with the larger income to pay child support. Child support agreements differ from case to case and depend…
  • Jun 30

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?

    Do I Have to Take the Field Sobriety Tests?
    Standardized field sobriety tests or "SFSTs" are used by law enforcement to ascertain whether a driver is intoxicated. All law enforcement agencies throughout the nation have to abide by the same standard of field sobriety testing set by the…
  • Feb 11

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law

    An Overview of Arizona's DUI Law
    In the state of Arizona, there are three major drunk driving statutes: Title 28-1381 – Driving Under the Influence Title 28-1382 – Extreme / Super Extreme DUI Title 28-1383 – Aggravated Driving Under the Influence Title…
Rank this Week: 78

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: 79

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • Mar 25

    The Fear of Fear Isn’t Justification

    The Fear of Fear Isn’t Justification
    David Kassick probably isn’t the kind of guy most would want to hang out with.  He had addiction issues, and enough paranoia, maybe, that when Hummelstown police officer Lisa Mearkle turned on the turret lights, he took off rather…
  • Mar 25

    But The Other Guy

    But The Other Guy
    At Above the Law, fellow curmudgeon Mark Herrmann confuses new lawyers with a foreign and hated concept: responsibility. I recently heard an in-house lawyer bemoaning her fate. But she didn’t have to be in-house; lawyers at firms…
  • Mar 25

    Gone Fishing

    Gone Fishing
    By the time this posts, I will be leaving on a jet plane, seated next to Dr. SJ, pondering the delights awaiting me in various very cool European destinations.  I have left my computer home, and will take a breather from…
Rank this Week: 81

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
  • Mar 30

    JFK on the Bill of Right

    JFK on the Bill of Right
    I’ve come across something that I thought I’d share.  In November 1963, President Kennedy filmed a short message that was to be aired in movie theaters on Bill of Rights Day.  Sadly, he was killed before that, and the…
  • Mar 30

    FAN 53.2 (First Amendment News) Court Denies Cert. in Two Free Speech Case

    FAN 53.2 (First Amendment News) Court Denies Cert. in Two Free Speech Case
    The Court released its orders list today and denied cert. into free speech cases: Dariano v. Morgan Hill Unified School District (Issue: Whether the Ninth Circuit erred by allowing school officials to prevent students from engaging in a…
  • Mar 29

    Does Scholarship Really Have an Impact? The Article that Revolutionized Privacy Law

    Does Scholarship Really Have an Impact? The Article that Revolutionized Privacy Law
    Does scholarship really have an impact? For a long time, naysayers have attacked scholarship, especially scholarship about law. U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Roberts once remarked: “Pick up a copy of any law review that you see, and…
Rank this Week: 82

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Mar 30

    Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements, CFP

    Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements, CFP
    The organizers of a conference on the "Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements" to be held at Duke Law, November 20-21, 2015, have sent along the following call for papers: The Center on Law, Race and Politics at the...
  • Mar 27

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist

    UNC Law Announces Dean Finalist
    And it's a pretty long list! They are: Daniel Crane (Michigan), Martin Brinkley (Smith, Anderson), Robert Ahdieh (Emory), Michelle Anderson (CUNY), and Sam Bagenstos (Michigan). Very impressive!
  • Mar 27

    Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Dean

    Widener Law Splits, Gains New Names And New Dean
    Today, Widener University has officially split its law school into two separate units. The ABA has approved the move. Widener's Wilmington, Delaware campus will be called Widener University Delaware Law School. Rodney Smolla, former law dean…
Rank this Week: 83

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 84

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Mar 30

    Two Injured In Buena Park Car Accident

    Two Injured In Buena Park Car Accident
    Two drivers were injured in a Buena Park car accident the night of March 26, 2015 after their respective vehicles crashed into each other. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the crash occurred at the intersection of…
  • Mar 24

    Bicyclists Injured In Orange County Collision

    Bicyclists Injured In Orange County Collision
    Two bicyclists were injured after both were struck by vehicles nearly at the same time in the cities of Orange and Anaheim the night of March 17, 2015. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Orange police responded to an…
  • Mar 17

    Three Injured In Orange Car Accident

    Three Injured In Orange Car Accident
    Three people were injured, one critically, in a three-car crash the evening of March 13, 2015. According to a report in the Orange County Register, the incident, which involved three vehicles, occurred at the intersection of Main Street and…
Rank this Week: 85

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 30

    Time to Say Goodbye to an Employee?

    Time to Say Goodbye to an Employee?
    You’ve tried clarification, reminders, warnings, patience and tolerance, maybe even retraining. But it isn’t working, and you both know it. Firing employees is not likely a task you took into consideration when you thought about…
  • Mar 30

    Developing Ontologies: An Ontology for Legal Research

    Developing Ontologies: An Ontology for Legal Research
    Almost exactly a year ago Amy Taylor, Emerging Technologies Librarian and Adjunct Professor at the Pence Law Library, Washington College of Law, wrote about creating a legal ontology for basic 1L legal research instruction. She shares…
  • Mar 30

    UKSC Compels Disclosure of Prince Charles’ Letters to Government Minister

    UKSC Compels Disclosure of Prince Charles’ Letters to Government Minister
    A year ago I posted here on the UK Court of Appeal’s ruling which set aside the government’s veto of a decision under freedom of information legislation for the release of “advocacy correspondence” from Prince…
Rank this Week: 86

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

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

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

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

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

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 87

El Conta punto com

El Conta punto com

Herramientas para los contadores -México-

http://elconta.com/
Rank this Week: 89

Legal Research Plus

Legal Research Plus

By Paul Lomio, Erika V. Wayne, Kate, Wilko and George Wilson. The authors are law librarians and advanced legal research instructors at Stanford Law School.

http://legalresearchplus.com
Rank this Week: 88

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 30

    Google may be the sole remaining superpower « Hot Air

    Google may be the sole remaining superpower « Hot Air
    As you ponder that question, consider the following: when the aforementioned FTC investigation of Google’s search manipulation practices was taking place, Google allegedly manipulated their Google News search results about the…
  • Mar 30

    Google may be the sole remaining superpower « Hot Air

    Google may be the sole remaining superpower « Hot Air
    I always knew Google was big, but I suppose I wasn’t quite getting exactly how big they have become. It seems like they are now at a level of big which was best described by Douglas Adams in the Hitchhiker’s...
  • Mar 30

    Kimberly Kitchen Poses as Lawyer, Makes Partner at BMZ Law Near Pittsburgh

    Kimberly Kitchen Poses as Lawyer, Makes Partner at BMZ Law Near Pittsburgh
    She even served as president of her county bar, says her lawyer, who adds that "she's an incredibly competent person, and she worked very diligently and was devoted to the people she served. There are things about the charges we...
Rank this Week: 90