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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Jan 16

    Critics of Trump Get Blunt and Blunter

    Critics of Trump Get Blunt and Blunter
    I try to avoid name-calling and personal attacks on this site, even when it comes to my opinion of public figures. With Donald Trump, it's hard, because most words that come to mind when I think of him are not words that I would publicly…
  • Jan 16

    Turkey's Best Asset: #SaltBae

    Turkey's Best Asset: #SaltBae
    Turkey has the hottest, most sensual butcher, chef/restaurateur ever. His name is Nusret Gökçe, and his Instagram videos have now gone viral. Bruno Mars posted a photo of them together last week. Then James Corden did the…
  • Jan 15

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread

    SNL Cold Open and Open Thread
    Alec Baldwin has so many funny lines and faces in last night's SNL cold open. Enjoy. This is an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 15

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud

    Former Newspaper Publisher Indicted in $10M Mortgage Fraud
    Marco Laureti, 45, Sunny Isles Beach, Florida, and Felix Mostelac, 44, Miami Beach, Florida, were charged by Indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution, and multiple counts of wire…
  • Jan 14

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme

    Accountant Sentenced to Two Years in Maryland Straw Buyer Scheme
    Cecil Sylvester Chester, 70, Mitchellville, Maryland was sentenced to two years in prison, followed by three years of supervised release, for a mortgage fraud scheme involving the fraudulent purchase of seven properties in…
  • Jan 13

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application

    Jury Finds California Woman Guilty of Making False Statements on Loan Application
    Dianna F. Woods, 59, Citrus Heights, California, was found guilty after a four–day trial, a federal jury found day of four counts of making false statements on loan applications. According to evidence presented at trial, Woods was a…
Rank this Week: 3

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • May 10

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016

    AZ - Derek Logue on Dr Drew, 4 May 2016
    Video Description: The topic for this show was the Arizona teen who was facing 69 counts of indecent exposure over a high school yearbook photo prank. (NOTE: The day after this show aired, ALL charges against this teen were dropped and not…
  • May 10

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender

    CA - Ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender
    Description: Attorney Stephen Klarich explains everything you need to know about ending a personal obligation to register as a sex offender, and how an experienced sex crimes attorney can help. YouTube Playlist© 2006-2014, Sex Offender…
  • Feb 4

    Lost

    Lost
    The following was sent to us via the "Tell Us Your Story" form and posted with the users permission. By PF: I have recently been convicted of a sex crime and have decided to take the plea bargain of 18-36 months of probation and registry to…
Rank this Week: 5

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 6

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 7

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jan 16

    [Eugene Volokh] My wife makes me so miserable, it’s unconstitutional!

    [Eugene Volokh] My wife makes me so miserable, it’s unconstitutional!
    The Iowa State Capitol in Des Moines in January 2016. (John Taggart/European Pressphoto Agency) From In re Marriage of Le (Iowa Ct. App. 2013): Tim [Le] argues, “The Petitioner is trying to make my life miserable taking away my rights…
  • Jan 16

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    (Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.) In 2014, a Colorado think tank wanted to run radio ads urging listeners to urge their elected officials to support…
  • Jan 15

    [Eugene Volokh] Excluding offensive paintings from the Capitol: Not whether, but who

    [Eugene Volokh] Excluding offensive paintings from the Capitol: Not whether, but who
    A painting by David Pulphus hangs in a hallway displaying paintings, by high school students selected by their member of Congress, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (Zach Gibson/Associated Press) I have a somewhat different take than…
Rank this Week: 8

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 9

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jan 16

    South Korea special prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung Group executive

    South Korea special prosecutor seeks arrest of Samsung Group executive
    [JURIST] South Korea’s special prosecutor is seeking a warrant [Reuters Report] to arrest Samsung Group’s chief Jay Y. Lee [Forbes profile] after accusing Lee of bribing a friend of South Korea’s President, Park Geun-hye…
  • Jan 16

    Oman reports accepting Guantanamo Bay detainees upon request

    Oman reports accepting Guantanamo Bay detainees upon request
    Oman’s Foreign Ministry [official website, in Arabic] announced that it has accepted 10 detainees from Guantanamo Bay upon request from the Obama administration. However, there has been no official statement released by the US Defense…
  • Jan 16

    Turkey parliament concludes first round of controversial constitutional reform

    Turkey parliament concludes first round of controversial constitutional reform
    The Turkish Grand National Assembly [official website] approved [Reuters report] on Sunday the final article of a constitutional reform package, which opponents fear will take the country closer toward authoritarianism. Five of the 18…
Rank this Week: 10

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Petition the day

    Petition the day
    The petition of the day is: Magee v. Coca-Cola Refreshments USA, Inc. 16-668 Issue: Whether Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 applies only to physical spaces that people can enter. The post Petition the day…
  • Jan 16

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect additional orders from the January 13 conference on Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. We expect one or more opinions in argued cases on Wednesday at 10 a.m. The court will also hear oral arguments on Tuesday and Wednesday, beginning at 10 a.m.…
  • Jan 16

    Congress tries to put cameras in the courtroom — again

    Congress tries to put cameras in the courtroom — again
    For the fourth time in as many Congresses, a bill has been introduced to compel the Supreme Court to televise its proceedings. Earlier versions of the bill, which was sponsored in the House of Representatives by members from both sides of the…
Rank this Week: 11

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 12

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Jan 12

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve

    Legal tech companies make selling to law firms tough on themselve
    Many legal tech companies bemoan the difficulties of selling technology to law firms when law firms are so far behind the times. In reality, it’s the legal technology companies which make it tough on themselves by using outdated…
  • Jan 9

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service

    Eloquent and easy blogging software offered as a service
    The popular publishing platform, Medium announced last week that it was laying off one third of its employees and closing two if its three offices. As expected, the news has generated a lot of discussion. Particularly interesting for LexBlog…
  • Jan 8

    Blogging helps law professors make a name for themselves : AALS

    Blogging helps law professors make a name for themselves : AALS
    Reading  “WTF is AALS,” in an Above The Law post by the Anonymous Law Professor last Tuesday was enough to catch my attention. Turns out AALS is the American Association of Law Schools, an organization I hadn’t…
Rank this Week: 13

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 15

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 14

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jan 16

    EPA cracks down on household wood-burning

    EPA cracks down on household wood-burning
    In Alaska. In winter. [John Daniel Davidson, The Federalist] Earlier here, etc. (San Francisco Bay area). Tags: Alaska, Environmental Protection Agency EPA cracks down on household wood-burning is a post from Overlawyered - Chronicling the…
  • Jan 15

    “Engineer who fell asleep sues Metro-North over derailment”

    “Engineer who fell asleep sues Metro-North over derailment”
    “An engineer who fell asleep at the controls of a Metro-North train and caused a derailment that killed four people in New York City sued the railroad… saying its negligence and carelessness led to the accident” [CBS News,…
  • Jan 14

    Medical roundup

    Medical roundup
    U.K.: “People who have 2 or 3 drinks a night will be sent for liver scans under plans to crack down on ‘heavy drinking'” [Katie Gibbons, The Times via Christopher Snowdon, who comments: “The line between healthcare and…
Rank this Week: 16

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Federal Criminal Defense Blog

Covers federal criminal law topics such as identity theft, capital punishment, drug enforcement, environmental crimes, immigration, and military law. By Tom Withers.

http://www.federalcriminaldefenseblog.com/
Rank this Week: 17

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 18

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jan 14

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture

    Soon to be a Major Motion Picture
    David Weinberger has a theory: My conspiracy theory: The purported dossier on Trump says the Russians have been cultivating him for five years. Suppose they were pressuring him to run. As a true patriot, Trump knew how disastrous it would…
  • Jan 12

    The New Tilt Against China

    The New Tilt Against China
    Surely someone has noted by now that the first corollary of a putative Trump tilt towards Putin’s Russia is a tilt against China?  For just as Kissinger and Nixon opened relations with China as a counterweight to the USSR, so…
  • Jan 12

    Foreign-Born American

    Foreign-Born American
    I live in a place where 51.7% of the population was born in another country. But I know that is not typical. I had in fact vaguely imagined that in much of the rest of the US the overall fraction … Continue reading → The post…
Rank this Week: 19

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jan 16

    NDC Explorer – one-stop-shop for exploring national climate action plan

    NDC Explorer – one-stop-shop for exploring national climate action plan
    Via Data Driven Journalism: “In 2013, the parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) decided that every member state should formulate a concrete national contribution to address the challenges of…
  • Jan 16

    OECD – Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health

    OECD – Tackling Wasteful Spending on Health
    “Following a brief pause after the economic crisis, health expenditure is rising again in most OECD countries. Yet, a considerable part of this health expenditure makes little or no contribution to improving people’s health. In…
  • Jan 16

    How Cell Phone Data Helps Us Better Understand Human Exposure To Air Pollution

    How Cell Phone Data Helps Us Better Understand Human Exposure To Air Pollution
    Vast digital data-sets are changing how we predict the impacts of the urban environment on human health. In challenging traditional principles, can cellular network data offer insights on how to mitigate human exposure to dangerous air…
Rank this Week: 20

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 21

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Jan 11

    OPINIONS – January 10, 2017

    OPINIONS – January 10, 2017
    Mundel v. Farmers DA 16-0326 2017 MT 6N 1/10/2017 Rada et al. v. Dubrul et al. DA 16-0379 2017 MT 5N 1/10/2017 State v. J. Miller DA 16-0270 2017 MT 4N 1/10/2017 Mulroy v. Morgan Pierce DA 16-0141 2017 MT 3 1/10/2017
  • Jan 4

    OPINIONS – January 3, 2017

    OPINIONS – January 3, 2017
    Cahill v. Papa s Cabin DA 16-0192 2017 MT 2N Civil – Injunction Matter of D.L.B. DA 15-0489 2017 MT 1 Civil – Commitment-Mental Illne
  • Dec 28

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION – December 28, 2016

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION – December 28, 2016
    USA BLM v. Korman DA 16-0019 2016 MT 351N Civil – Water Rights Adjudication
Rank this Week: 22

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jan 10

    Salmonella Risk in Twinkies?

    Salmonella Risk in Twinkies?
    Hostess Brands, L.L.C. on Jan. 9 issued a voluntary recall for its Holiday White Peppermint Hostess Twinkies, which are sold in multipack boxes. The action was taken “out of an... Continue Reading
  • Dec 31

    Marler Clark is Moving in January

    Marler Clark is Moving in January
  • Dec 29

    Raw Camel Milk Can Not Be Sold Across State line

    Raw Camel Milk Can Not Be Sold Across State line
    Food Safety News reports that a Missouri dairy owner is on notice from the FDA for selling unpasteurized, raw camel milk in interstate commerce, with the agency discounting the dairyman’s... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 23

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 14

    California hate crimes registry a bad idea: Guest commentary

    California hate crimes registry a bad idea: Guest commentary
    1-14-17 California: State Assemblyman Raul Bocanegra, D-San Fernando, recently introduced legislation that would “establish the California Hate Crimes Registry,” as his office put it. The registry his Assembly Bill 39 envisions would aim…
  • Jan 13

    Rules Committee Votes Down Ban on Legislators Having Sex with Pages and Intern

    Rules Committee Votes Down Ban on Legislators Having Sex with Pages and Intern
    1-13-17 South Dakota: The Joint Legislative Procedure Committee voted 9–5 today to reject a rule barring legislators from having sex with pages and interns. Senator Stace Nelson (R-19/Fulton) offered this amendment to the Joint Rules of…
  • Jan 13

    Texas legislator aims to block sex offenders from getting pen pal

    Texas legislator aims to block sex offenders from getting pen pal
    1-13-17 Texas: A Texas lawmaker is seeking to have sex offenders barred from advertising for pen pals online. State Rep. Matt Shaheen, R-Plano, is pushing a measure requiring the Texas Department of Criminal Justice to impose a rule stopping…
Rank this Week: 24

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    Lauterpacht Centre Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Lent Term 2017

    Lauterpacht Centre Friday Lunchtime Lecture Series for Lent Term 2017
    Here's the schedule for the Lauterpacht Centre for International Law's Lent Term 2017 Friday Lunchtime Lectures:January 20, 2017: Philip Allott (Univ. of Cambridge – Law), Welcome to Eutopia!January 27, 2017: Antje Wiener…
  • Jan 16

    Cavanagh: Prescription and Empire from Justinian to Grotiu

    Cavanagh: Prescription and Empire from Justinian to Grotiu
    Edward Cavanagh (Univ. of Cambridge) has posted Prescription and Empire from Justinian to Grotius (Historical Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:Europeans have long justified a right to something or other by invoking…
  • Jan 16

    Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group - Hilary Term 2017

    Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group - Hilary Term 2017
    Here's the schedule for the Oxford Public International Law Discussion Group for Hilary Term 2017:January 19, 2017: Sophia Kopela (Lancaster Univ.), Historic Titles and Historic Rights in the Law of the Sea in the Light of the South China Sea…
Rank this Week: 25

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Jan 5

    Trump’s CIA Pick Must Disavow Torture – and Commit to Upholding the Law

    Trump’s CIA Pick Must Disavow Torture – and Commit to Upholding the Law
    By Ann Burroughs, Chair of AIUSA’s Board of Directors Donald Trump has made it clear he wants bring back torture. “We should go much stronger than waterboarding,” he said last year, calling it “your minor form”…
  • Dec 16

    Amnesty International: Shareholder Activist

    Amnesty International: Shareholder Activist
    By Simon Billenness, Business and Human Rights Thematic Specialist and Paul Paz y Mino, Andean Countries Specialist Did you know Amnesty International USA is a long-time shareholder activist? This week, Amnesty International USA joined the…
  • Dec 15

    Defending Human Rights & the Trump Administration: The Front Line Moves to Washington, DC

    Defending Human Rights & the Trump Administration: The Front Line Moves to Washington, DC
    Next month Congress will get to interview nominees for the incoming Trump administration. These cabinet nominees are important indicators as to whether his administration will be uphold and protect human rights or whether the inflammatory…
Rank this Week: 26

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jan 7

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal

    California’s top court to decide whether planned speed-up in executions is legal
    Elisabeth Semel quoted by Los Angeles Times, Jan. 8, 2017 “The court can only handle a certain number of these cases a year,” Semel said. At the pace envisioned by Proposition 66, the court would have little time to decide civil…
  • Jan 6

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation

    Berkeley dispensary off the hook after 3 years in litigation
    Robert Berring quoted by Northern California Record, Jan. 7, 2017 “I would say that this deal is a signal that things are going to get better,” Berring said in The Daily Californian interview.
  • Jan 6

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama

    Prominent prisoners’ supporters pin pardon hopes on Obama
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, Jan. 7, 2017 “If they put people in jail for that, they wouldn’t have any room in the jails,” said Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor who supports Siegelman’s…
Rank this Week: 27

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

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

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

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

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

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

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

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

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Jan 16

    Witte on "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo

    Witte on "God and the Secular Legal System" by Domingo
    John Witte Jr. (Emory University School of Law) posted 'Foreword,' to Rafael Domingo, God and the Secular Legal System ((Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2016), ix-xii) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This brief Foreword evaluates the…
  • Jan 16

    Gouldin on Disentangling Flight Risk & Dangerousne

    Gouldin on Disentangling Flight Risk & Dangerousne
    Lauryn P. Gouldin (Syracuse University College of Law) has posted Disentangling Flight Risk from Dangerousness (Brigham Young University Law Review, No. 3, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is a growing national consensus about the…
  • Jan 16

    Clarke on Protected Class Gatekeeping

    Clarke on Protected Class Gatekeeping
    Jessica A. Clarke (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Protected Class Gatekeeping (New York University Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 1, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Courts routinely begin their analyses of discrimination claims…
Rank this Week: 30

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Sanctuary Week of Action

    Sanctuary Week of Action
    ***PRESS CALL*** TOMORROW, January 17, 11:00 AM EST DIAL: 1 (800) 697-5978; PASSCODE: “7087 751” FAITH COMMUNITIES ANNOUNCE SANCTUARY WEEK OF ACTION Over 4,000 people of faith representing over 500 congregations across the country take a…
  • Jan 16

    The many faces of Frida Kahlo

    The many faces of Frida Kahlo
    Frida Seated In Her Garden, 1943 (Florence Arquin/Courtesy of Throckmorton Fine Art) Chloe Coleman for the Washinton Post reviews an array of pictures from a photo exhibit focusing on iconic Mexican artist Frida Kahlo. Kahlo, known to for her…
  • Jan 16

    Why the world fears refugees (Narrated by Zygmunt Bauman)

    Why the world fears refugees (Narrated by Zygmunt Bauman)
    The Polish-born sociologist Zygmunt Bauman, who died last week in the United Kingdom, aged 91, was a former refugee from both Nazi and Communist regimes and one of the most influential thinkers of our time. In this powerful animation…
Rank this Week: 29

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Jan 10

    Loss and Failure Rates in Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)

    Loss and Failure Rates in Multi-Level Marketing (MLM)
    More than 99% of people lose money in multi-level marketing (MLM). In Chapter 7 of Dr. Jon Taylor’s book, The Case (For and) Against Multi-Level Marketing, he details the failure rates of participants in multi-lievel marketing…
  • Jan 4

    Myth of Retail Sales in Multi-Level Marketing

    Myth of Retail Sales in Multi-Level Marketing
    Multi-level marketing companies (MLMs) like to refer to themselves as “Direct Sales” companies, because this puts the focus on the sale of the product or service, and takes focus off the business of recruiting. I’ve been…
  • Dec 27

    Comparing MLM and Corporate America

    Comparing MLM and Corporate America
    Fans of multi-level marketing (MLM) often say that it is just like corporate America! There are levels of employees and managers… Corporate America is a pyramid and MLm is no different. That’s a faulty analysis. When I call MLM a…
Rank this Week: 31

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 32

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers bad faith, duty to defend, duty to indemnify, liability policies, reimbursement of legal fees and subrogation. By Dunn Carney Allen Higgins & Tongue.

http://www.insurancecoverageblog.com/
  • May 25

    Memorial Day 2009

    Memorial Day 2009
    I first ran the post below for Memorial Day in 2006 as a tribute to my Dad, who served as a soldier during World War II.  This is the fourth straight year for this post, and I'll continue to run it every year. 
  • Mar 19

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone

    Rigsby update: forgotten but not gone
    For those who remember the heady Katrina litigation days of the Ride of the Rigsbys -- appearing on ABC's 20/20, acclaimed as alleged whistleblowers -- these times are very different for the sisters. They've slipped in the…
  • Mar 16

    Insurance Person of the Year

    Insurance Person of the Year
    Nothing like giving the readers a lot of advance notice before an ultra-high stakes award like this is finalized, right? I'm a bit tardy on this, but hey, it's not like I'm on the advisory board of the Insurance Law Center and might have…
Rank this Week: 33

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Nov 14

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware
    "Efforts to Repeal Death Penalty Begin Again With New Delaware Legislature," is by Shana O'Malley of WHYY-FM NewsWorks, via NBC Philadelphia. Supporters of ending capital punishment in Delaware are gearing up for another attempt to have a…
  • Nov 13

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe
    Slate posts, "Why Is Justin Wolfe Still in Prison?" It's by Dahlia Lithwick. A few years back, I wrote about prosecutorial misconduct in the Northern Virginia capital murder trial of Justin Wolfe. The case was one of several in the...
  • Nov 12

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Jan 11

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    Emory University School of Law Alexandra Lahav, University of Connecticut School of Law, presents today her paper entitled The Disintegration of Procedure. No paper publicly available. Vanderbilt University Law School Margo...
  • Jan 9

    Commonwealth Law Conference – Melbourne, Australia

    Commonwealth Law Conference – Melbourne, Australia
    The Commonwealth Lawyers Association will host its 20th Commonwealth Law Conference on Mar. 20-24, 2017 in Melbourne, Australia. The theme of the conference will be “Thriving in a global world: building on...
  • Jan 9

    American Psych-Law Annual Conference – Seattle, WA

    American Psych-Law Annual Conference – Seattle, WA
    The American Psychology-Law Society will host its annual conference on Mar. 16-18, 2017 in Seattle, WA. Registration is mandatory and is now open.
Rank this Week: 35

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    4-year-old Boy Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident

    4-year-old Boy Killed in Irvine Pedestrian Accident
    A 4-year-old boy suffered fatal injuries in a pedestrian accident in Irvine Saturday night. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, Zhiyu Too was crossing the intersection at Lake Forest drive and Romano on his scooter when…
  • Jan 12

    Worker Injured in Costa Mesa Construction Accident

    Worker Injured in Costa Mesa Construction Accident
    A worker was injured in a construction accident in Costa Mesa after he took a fall at a worksite. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of January 10, 2017. Firefighters were called to 580…
  • Jan 9

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Costa Mesa Crash

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Costa Mesa Crash
    A 23-year-old man was seriously injured in a Costa Mesa motorcycle accident after colliding with a car. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the collision occurred just before noon on January 7, 2017 on Harbor Boulevard…
Rank this Week: 40

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    The Children Of The Fight

    The Children Of The Fight
    Many remember Martin Luther King for the words that warm our hearts. Many white Americans focused on one line of King’s “I Have a Dream” speech — that he longed for the day when his children would “not be judged…
  • Jan 16

    The Limits Of Hero Worship

    The Limits Of Hero Worship
    John Lewis stood with Martin Luther King in the 1960. He now sits in the House of Representatives as the Congressman from the 5th District of Georgia. On this Martin Luther King day, it is worthy to note that he is, without question, a civil…
  • Jan 15

    Traditions And Law

    Traditions And Law
    He’s not doing what everyone always did, and that’s wrong. He’s not doing what everyone always did and that’s why he was elected. Change the name underlying the “he” in those sentences and pick which one…
Rank this Week: 38

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
  • Jan 11

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension

    The Book: Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimension
    This book is a collection of papers presented at the 24th traditional conference Corporate Entities at the Market and European Dimensions. The conference was organized on 19-21 May 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenija, by the Institute for Commercial…
  • Jan 9

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie

    Brexit Means Brexit, But What Does Brexit Mean? Seminar Serie
    The Centre of European Law at King’s College London is running a series of seminars on the meaning of Brexit and its potential impact on different areas of law. It considers the options for the new legal regime between the UK and…
  • Jan 9

    ERA conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and Beyond)”: compte-rendu

    ERA conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and Beyond)”: compte-rendu
    This report has been prepared by Martina Mantovani, research fellow at the MPI Luxembourg. On 1st and 2nd December 2016, the Academy of European Law (ERA) hosted, in Trier, the conference “Freezing Bank Accounts Across Europe (and…
Rank this Week: 37

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 39

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: 36

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on Key State Tax Planning Development

    Article on Key State Tax Planning Development
    Sharon L. Klein recently published an Article entitled, The State of the States: 2016—An Update of Key Planning Developments, Tr. & Est. 82 (Jan. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: To be more competitive, some…
  • Jan 16

    Avoiding Financial Turmoil at Death

    Avoiding Financial Turmoil at Death
    It is hard enough dealing with the death of a spouse or partner, but it can become even more difficult when taking care of the financial issues of such a loss while grieving. Planning ahead can ease some avoidable financial...
  • Jan 16

    Tupac's Tyson Ticket Goes Up for Auction

    Tupac's Tyson Ticket Goes Up for Auction
    Tupac Shakur’s ticket stub from the Mike Tyson fight on the night he was killed could now be yours. On September 7, 1996, Tupac attended the Tyson–Bruce Seldon fight at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. After a first round...
Rank this Week: 41

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 16

    University Settles Suit By Christian Counseling Student

    University Settles Suit By Christian Counseling Student
    The Springfield News-Leader reports that last month Missouri State University agreed to pay former student Andrew Cash $25,000 to settle a lawsuit brought by him charging that he was suspended from the Masters program in Counseling because of…
  • Jan 16

    Prosperity Gospel Pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, Die

    Prosperity Gospel Pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, Die
    As reported by CNN and AP, controversial Atlanta area mega-church pastor, Bishop Eddie Long, died Sunday morning of cancer at age 63. At its height, his New Birth Missionary Baptist Church where he preached a "prosperity gospel" had…
  • Jan 16

    Egyptian Prosecutors Say Insufficient Evidence In Case Of Attack On Christian Woman

    Egyptian Prosecutors Say Insufficient Evidence In Case Of Attack On Christian Woman
    According to AP, in Egypt prosecutors have dropped a case against several members of a Muslim mob allegedly involved last May in stripping a Christian woman of her clothes and parading her naked through the streets in a village in Minya…
Rank this Week: 42

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: 43

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: 44

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 45