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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/
  • Apr 26

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace

    Trump's Appointments Not Keeping Pace
    The Washington Post reports Trump is not nominating people to important positions: The Senate has confirmed 26 of Trump’s picks for his Cabinet and other top posts. But for 530 other vacant senior-level jobs requiring Senate…
  • Apr 26

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding

    Federal Judge Says No to Trump and Sessions on "Sanctuary City" Funding
    Donald Trump and Jefferson Sessions lose another round in court, this time on the threat to withhold federal funds from cities that don't comply with its requests to detain undocumented persons when released from state and local jails or…
  • Apr 25

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again

    Ted Cruz: All Hat, No Cattle, Again
    Ted Cruz is hardly the first to propose using forfeited assets from Mexican drug traffickers to pay for a border wall. In February, Rep. James Sensebrenner introduced H.R. 1067: Build up Illegal Line Defenses with Assets Lawfully Lifted Act…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jun 14

    New York Justice Charged with Mortgage Fraud

    New York Justice Charged with Mortgage Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Lurlyn A. Winchester, 58, New City, New York, a Justice for the Town Court of Monroe, was charged with making false statements in connection with an application for a loan to purchase a residence in Monroe, New…
  • Jun 6

    Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison

    Mortgage Fraud Fugitive Sentenced to 21 Years in Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Oscar Cantalicio Ortiz, 53, a contractor who had resided in Kingwood, Texas, prior to becoming a fugitive in this case, was sentenced in absentia to 262 months in prison for his role in a $16 million loan fraud…
  • Jun 6

    Plea for Non-Existent REIT Investment

    Plea for Non-Existent REIT Investment
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark F. Speakman, 60, Grove City, Ohio, was sentenced to 60 months in prison for an investment fraud scheme that defrauded his clients out of more than $1.1 million. According to court documents, between 2000 and…
Rank this Week: 3

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/
  • Jun 22

    [David Kopel] Bad police training may have killed Philando Castile

    [David Kopel] Bad police training may have killed Philando Castile
    Can the family of Philando Castile sue the St. Anthony, Minn., Police Department? There may be a strong case, based on failure properly to train the department’s officers. Let’s start with the legal standards. The 14th Amendment…
  • Jun 22

    [Sasha Volokh] Can you delegate to the American Medical Association?

    [Sasha Volokh] Can you delegate to the American Medical Association?
    Under Pennsylvania’s Workers Compensation Act, employers can require employees to get an impairment-rating evaluation to determine what degree of impairment is due to the employee’s workplace injury. Doctors doing these…
  • Jun 20

    :@profnqr: Commentary symposium regarding threats to free speech

    :@profnqr: Commentary symposium regarding threats to free speech
    Commentary has just published an excellent symposium addressing the question: Is free speech under threat in the United States?  Top-notch contributors include Richard Epstein, Heather Mac Donald, John McWhorter, Harvey Silverglate and…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Jun 22

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Harrison v University Hospitals Coventry & Warwickshire NHS Trust [2017] EWCA Civ 792 (21 June 2017) Bayerische Motoren Werke Aktiengesellschaft v Technosport London Ltd & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 779 (21…
  • Jun 22

    Prison reform: open letter from the Justice Secretary – Ministry of Justice

    Prison reform: open letter from the Justice Secretary – Ministry of Justice
    ‘Justice Secretary David Lidington sets out the essential reforms under way to make prisons places of safety and reform.’ Full StoryMinistry of Justice, 21st June 2017Source: www.gov.uk
  • Jun 22

    Council agrees £13m payout to family of boy injured at swimming pool – Local Government Lawyer

    Council agrees £13m payout to family of boy injured at swimming pool – Local Government Lawyer
    ‘Northampton Borough Council is to pay £13m to the family of a boy who was left with brain injuries after nearly drowning in a council swimming pool in 2002.’ Full StoryLocal Government Lawyer, 21st June 2017Source:…
Rank this Week: 5

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: 6

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: 7

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: 8

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court upholds DC murder conviction

    Supreme Court upholds DC murder conviction
    The US Supreme Court [official website] on Thursday upheld the convictions [opinion, PDF] of several men who robbed, raped, kidnapped Catherine Fuller in the District of Columbia in 1984. Twenty-five years after being convicted in Turner, et…
  • Jun 22

    Senate releases health care bill proposing Medicaid cuts, end to ACA penaltie

    Senate releases health care bill proposing Medicaid cuts, end to ACA penaltie
    Senate Republicans unveiled their version of a health care bill [text, PDF] Thursday, proposing numerous changes to the Affordable Care Act (ACA) [text]. The bill will repeal many of the ACA’s measures [WP report] including the tax…
  • Jun 22

    Israel court rules airline cannot force women to move to accommodate men

    Israel court rules airline cannot force women to move to accommodate men
    A Jerusalem court [government website, in Hebrew] ruled on Wednesday that El Al Airline [corporate website] employees cannot ask women to change seats to accommodate men. Recently there has been an increased number [NYT report] of disruptions…
Rank this Week: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Jun 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Town of East Hampton, New York v. Friends of the East Hampton Airport, Inc. 16-1070 Issues: (1) Whether equity jurisdiction allows a private plaintiff to obtain an injunction for non-compliance with the…
  • Jun 22

    And then there were nine – the remaining decision

    And then there were nine – the remaining decision
    The justices are expected to take the bench tomorrow at 10 a.m. to issue opinions in argued cases. There are nine decisions still outstanding, involving everything from cross-border shootings and property rights to the death penalty and…
  • Jun 22

    Opinion analysis: Courtroom closure error requires prejudice on collateral ineffective-assistance review

    Opinion analysis: Courtroom closure error requires prejudice on collateral ineffective-assistance review
    In a narrow and analytically useful opinion this morning, the Supreme Court ruled 7-2 that a courtroom closure error that is not raised until collateral attack via an ineffective-assistance claim does not require automatic reversal despite…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jun 22

    Monster Mashup

    Monster Mashup
    I’m guessing that most of the readers of this blog won’t care, and some others won’t agree, but I think it’s a shame that this piece of mashup brilliance by the Kleptones has only had fewer than 62000 views on ……
  • Jun 20

    Iron Man to Challenge Paul Ryan

    Iron Man to Challenge Paul Ryan
    Paul Ryan is more unpopular nationally than Donald Trump: a recent Pew Research study found only 29% of Americans approve of Ryan’s performance. Yet what matters most to a Congressman is how he is viewed in his district. I haven’t…
  • Jun 20

    Horrible

    Horrible
    19 kids are shot every day in the United States. I start from the view that the 2nd Amendment should be interpreted liberally, just like the 1st, 4th, 5th, or any amendment in the Bill of Rights should be. On … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 12

Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • Jun 21

    Lewis v. Clarke, Docket 15-1500

    Lewis v. Clarke, Docket 15-1500
    Joinder: Sovereign immunity: Immunity: Real party in interest:(…) Our conclusion that indemnification provisions do not alter the real-party-in-interest analysis for purposes of sovereign immunity is consistent with the practice that…
  • Jun 21

    Lewis v. Clarke, Docket 15-1500

    Lewis v. Clarke, Docket 15-1500
    Diversity of citizenship: Sovereign immunity: Immunity: Real party in interest:(…) Our conclusion that indemnification provisions do not alter the real-party-in-interest analysis for purposes of sovereign immunity is consistent with…
  • Jun 21

    Lewis v. Clarke, Docket 15-1500

    Lewis v. Clarke, Docket 15-1500
    Immunity: Sovereign immunity: Insurances (health): Real party in interest: Medicare: Clarke notes that courts have extended sovereign im­munity to private healthcare insurance companies under certain circumstances. See, e.g., Pani v.…
Rank this Week: 13

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Jun 22

    Shanske on State Fiscal Constitution

    Shanske on State Fiscal Constitution
    Darien Shanske (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Interpreting State Fiscal Constitutions: A Modest Proposal (Rutgers Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The fiscal constitutions of many states…
  • Jun 22

    Gora on Free Speech

    Gora on Free Speech
    Joel M. Gora (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Introduction: The Past, Present, and Future of Free Speech (Brooklyn Journal of Law and Policy, Vol. 25, pg. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short paper introduces the papers...
  • Jun 22

    Priel on Legal Realism

    Priel on Legal Realism
    Dan Priel (York University - Osgoode Hall Law School) have posted The Return of Legal Realism (Forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research (Markus D. Dubber & Christopher Tomlins eds., 2018)) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 15

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 16

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: 17

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Jun 22

    Welcome to the Pets Work at Work toolkit, your first step toward a pet-friendly workplace.

    Welcome to the Pets Work at Work toolkit, your first step toward a pet-friendly workplace.
    “Pets make life better in many ways. Bringing them with us out into the world means companionship, a social ice-breaker and not having to worry that we’ve left them home alone. At work, they can boost morale, build a sense of…
  • Jun 22

    The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Report

    The Nation’s Older Population Is Still Growing, Census Bureau Report
    “The nation’s population has a distinctly older age profile than it did 16 years ago, according to new U.S. Census Bureau population estimates released today. New detailed estimates show the nation’s median age — the…
  • Jun 22

    Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017

    Reuters Institute Digital News Report 2017
    “This year’s report reveals new insights about digital news consumption based on a YouGov survey of over 70,000 online news consumers in 36 countries including the US and UK. The report focuses on the issues of trust in the…
Rank this Week: 18

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • Jun 22

    Hiring Misfires Show Need for Tougher Law Firm Vetting

    Hiring Misfires Show Need for Tougher Law Firm Vetting
    In less than a year, Big Law has seen at least three lateral hires go seriously, even criminally, awry.       
  • Jun 22

    Canadian Firm Launches Fund Targeting Tech Industry Client

    Canadian Firm Launches Fund Targeting Tech Industry Client
    Toronto-based Blake, Cassels & Graydon is launching a first-of-its-kind fund to provide subsidized legal services to support the rapidly growing Canadian startup market.       
  • Jun 22

    Caesars Bankruptcy Still Paying Out to Three Big Firm

    Caesars Bankruptcy Still Paying Out to Three Big Firm
    A U.S. bankruptcy judge in Chicago recently approved payments to Kirkland, Jones Day and Proskauer Rose in the Chapter 11 case of casino and hotel giant Caesars Entertainment. The bankruptcy, winding down after nearly two years of…
Rank this Week: 19

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Israeli Court Says El Al May Not Ask Women To Change Seats To Accommodate Religious Concerns of Male Passenger

    Israeli Court Says El Al May Not Ask Women To Change Seats To Accommodate Religious Concerns of Male Passenger
    According to the New York Times, an Israeli court in Jerusalem yesterday ruled that El Al Airline's policy of asking women passengers to move seats in order to accommodate religious beliefs on modesty of ultra-Orthodox Jewish men violates…
  • Jun 22

    New York Governor Signs Legislation To End Child Marriage

    New York Governor Signs Legislation To End Child Marriage
    On June 20, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed A05524 raising the minimum age at which a person may marry to 17. (Full text and vote history).  Under the bill, parental consent and court approval is required to issue a marriage…
  • Jun 21

    Suit Fights Deportation Using RFRA

    Suit Fights Deportation Using RFRA
    KHOU News reports on a lawsuit filed Monday in a Texas federal district court which argues that deporting an El Salvadoran who has been in the United States illegally for over a decade would violate the Religious Freedom Restoration Act. Juan…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Jun 21

    Will I see you at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting?

    Will I see you at the State Bar of Texas Annual Meeting?
    That’s not that stupid of a question. There are 100,000 lawyers in Texas, or about 99,900 more lawyers than my county bar association had when I started practicing. I am here in Dallas for the State Bar of Texas (SBOT) Annual Meeting…
  • Jun 20

    Lawyers cannot land kudos or be cited without Twitter account

    Lawyers cannot land kudos or be cited without Twitter account
    Too many lawyers do not realize they can’t land kudos and be easily cited without a Twitter account. How so? I regularly monitor sources and subjects for items of interest to me. I do it with my news aggregator, Feedly. Many of the…
  • Jun 19

    Law blog basics: How many blog posts needed to launch a law blog?

    Law blog basics: How many blog posts needed to launch a law blog?
    How many posts are needed to launch a law blog? One. And I’m serious. Too many lawyers and law firms take all the fun out of blogging before they even get started by working on a series of blog posts before they take their law blog…
Rank this Week: 21

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jun 22

    Throwback Thursday: Bernadette Ludwig

    Throwback Thursday: Bernadette Ludwig
    Staten Island women participate in cooking demonstration and conversation about Liberian culture and cuisine Photo via Staten Island Arts: Folklife Throwback Thursday is back! Be excited. First, some background. On Tuesday, during discussion…
  • Jun 22

    5-Year Study of DACA Beneficiaries Looks at Positive Effects on Recipients and Communitie

    5-Year Study of DACA Beneficiaries Looks at Positive Effects on Recipients and Communitie
    From the Center for American Progress Washington, D.C. — Coming out of arguably one of the most comprehensive studies on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) since its implementation in 2012, the National UnDACAmented Research…
  • Jun 22

    Teenage Syrian Refugee Navigates Islamophobia, Multiculturalism in New Documentary

    Teenage Syrian Refugee Navigates Islamophobia, Multiculturalism in New Documentary
    Colorlines reports on a new documentary. Dalya Zano and her mother Rudayna Aksh are but two of the millions of Syrians forced into exile by the country's ongoing civil war. Their flight from Aleppo and adjustment to life in multicultural...
Rank this Week: 22

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jun 5

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking
    The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool
    University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared…
Rank this Week: 23

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jun 22

    Microeconomic Simulator of Firm Behavior under Monopolistic Competition

    Microeconomic Simulator of Firm Behavior under Monopolistic Competition
    Angelov, Aleks and Vasilev, Aleksandar offer Microeconomic Simulator of Firm Behavior under Monopolistic Competition. ABSTRACT: Computer simulators are proving to be indispensable education tools as they enable their users to readily apply…
  • Jun 22

    Competition, Patent Protection, and Innovation in an Endogenous Market Structure

    Competition, Patent Protection, and Innovation in an Endogenous Market Structure
    Keishun Suzuki revisits Competition, Patent Protection, and Innovation in an Endogenous Market Structure. ABSTRACT: This study revisits the relationship between competition and innovation by incorporating an endogenous market structure (EMS)…
  • Jun 22

    Action revision, information and collusion in an experimental duopoly market

    Action revision, information and collusion in an experimental duopoly market
    Nilinjan Roy has written on Action revision, information and collusion in an experimental duopoly market. ABSTRACT: We report on an experiment designed to study a dynamic model of quantity competition where firms continuously revise their…
Rank this Week: 24

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Jun 22

    Read Issue #123 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter

    Read Issue #123 of Our Bankruptcy & Restructuring Newsletter
    Check out our latest issue (issue #123) of our exclusive bankruptcy & restructuring newsletter, which was just released today. You can find it and sign up to receive future issues directly by email by visiting:…
  • Jun 22

    News Headlines for Jun 22, 2017

    News Headlines for Jun 22, 2017
    Sears Canada preparing to seek creditor protection – source ,Sears Canada Plunges After It’s Said to Near Creditor Protection
  • Jun 22

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jun 22, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Jun 22, 2017
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
Rank this Week: 26

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
  • Jun 22

    OPINIONS – June 20, 2017

    OPINIONS – June 20, 2017
    Marriage of Woehler and Messer DA 16-0737 2017 MT 153N Civil – Domestic Relations State v. G. Enzler DA 15-0495 2017 MT 152N Criminal – Sexual Assault Marriage of McKittrick DA 16-0426 2017 MT 151N Civil – Domestic Relations…
  • Jun 14

    OPINIONS – June 13, 2017

    OPINIONS – June 13, 2017
    Matter of T.B. L.B. H.B. K.B. DA 16-0749 2017 MT 147N Civil – Domestic Relations Ward v. Energy West DA 16-0520 2017 MT 146N Civil – Wrongful Discharge Helena v. Rimini Skinner DA 16-0320 2017 MT 145 Civil – Water Rights…
  • Jun 12

    OPINION – June 9, 2017

    OPINION – June 9, 2017
    Mooney v. Ashcraft DA 16-0602 2017 MT 139N Civil – Other
Rank this Week: 25

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?

    Desired qualities for next director of the USPTO?
    From a post at norningconsult about qualities in the next patent office director:The next PTO director should have served as a senior executive at a company that engages in research and development, and for which building and managing a…
  • Jun 22

    National Review on Bob Dylan "copying"

    National Review on Bob Dylan "copying"
    From the National Review:To use the word “plagiarism” to describe what Dylan does, then, seems incorrect, tarnished as the word is with allegations of theft and deceit. The intention, in Dylan’s case, could not be further…
  • Jun 22

    Analysis of Lemtrada data by researchers at Queen Mary University suggests issues in T/B cell repopulation dynamic

    Analysis of Lemtrada data by researchers at Queen Mary University suggests issues in T/B cell repopulation dynamic
    In a post titled Unpublished Data May Point to Link Between Lemtrada and Other Autoimmune Diseases in MS Patients , Multiple Sclerosis News Today began with text:Previously unpublished results of clinical trials of Lemtrada (alemtuzumab)…
Rank this Week: 27

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jun 21

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham
    The former head of the Justice Department’s criminal division is joining the law firm Latham & Watkins, the firm announced on Wednesday, making the firm now home to two former assistant attorney generals for the criminal division,…
  • Jun 15

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm
    Hogan Lovells is opening a Boston office with the acquisition of a boutique firm.
  • Jun 8

    LexisNexis Snaps Up Legal Tech Startup Ravel Law

    LexisNexis Snaps Up Legal Tech Startup Ravel Law
    When it comes to the future of lawyering, LexisNexis is doubling down on big data. The company took its latest step Thursday toward turning lawyers into data analysts with the acquisition of Ravel Law, a five-year-old San Francisco…
Rank this Week: 28

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jun 22

    Top Students Increasingly Are Not Interested In Law School

    Top Students Increasingly Are Not Interested In Law School
    Following up on my previous posts: Proportion Of Law School Applicants With LSATs > 160 Is Down 35% Since 2010; < 150 Is Up 146% More On The Declining Quality Of Law School Applicants Indiana Lawyer, Top Students Still Not Interested in…
  • Jun 22

    Elaine Wilson Wins Faculty Scholarship Award

    Elaine Wilson Wins Faculty Scholarship Award
    West Virginia Record, Wilson Wins WVU Law's 2017 Faculty Scholarship Award: West Virginia University College of Law has selected its 2017 Facility Significant Scholarship Award recipient, an in-house honor that recognizes work addressing…
  • Jun 22

    Morse Reviews Johnson's Seminole Rock in Tax Case

    Morse Reviews Johnson's Seminole Rock in Tax Case
    Susan Morse (Texas), The Tax Court: “Insubordinate” or “Prescient” on Auer/Seminole Rock Deference? (JOTWELL) (reviewing Steve Johnson (Florida State), Seminole Rock in Tax Cases, Yale J. Reg. Notice & Comment (2016)):…
Rank this Week: 29

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Jun 22

    Free speech roundup

    Free speech roundup
    ACLU of Oregon has it right: even in near aftermath of violent Portland attack, government cannot revoke rally permits because of disapproval of the message being sent [Ronald K.L. Collins, Scott Shackford/Reason, John Samples/Cato]…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court will look at partisan gerrymandering

    Supreme Court will look at partisan gerrymandering
    The U.S. Supreme Court has now agreed to hear a much-watched Wisconsin case, Gill v. Whitford, inviting it to reconsider its position that the Constitution does not create a judicial remedy for partisan gerrymandering. I wrote a post for Cato…
  • Jun 21

    “Man who jumped from ambulance says it’s New York City’s fault”

    “Man who jumped from ambulance says it’s New York City’s fault”
    Yaugeni Kralkin injured himself jumping out the back of a speeding ambulance in Staten Island, and now he wants money from New York City, its fire department and four emergency workers. “Mr. Kralkin was incredibly drunk, with a…
Rank this Week: 30

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 22

    British Man Helped to Accept His Wife's Death by Six-Day Vigil

    British Man Helped to Accept His Wife's Death by Six-Day Vigil
    Russell Davison held a six-day vigil for his deceased wife, Wendy, claiming the prolonged ceremony helped his family in coming to terms with her death. Wendy died at age fifty, ten years after being diagnosed with cervical cancer. The…
  • Jun 22

    Funeral Pricing Comparison Website Targeted with Legal Threat

    Funeral Pricing Comparison Website Targeted with Legal Threat
    In an effort to increase transparency, Colin Wong established Gathered Here, a price-comparison website listing prices and posting reviews of funeral homes across Australia. To gather information, Wong posed as a mystery shopper and requested…
  • Jun 22

    Estate Planning Attorneys May Be Held Liable in Legal Malpractice Lawsuit

    Estate Planning Attorneys May Be Held Liable in Legal Malpractice Lawsuit
    Generally, estate-planning attorneys in California who draft wills and trusts can only be sued by the client who hired them. There is a narrow exception to this rule. An attorney may be liable to a beneficiary when the attorney’s error...
Rank this Week: 31

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/
  • Jun 21

    Pedestrian Injured in Costa Mesa DUI Crash

    Pedestrian Injured in Costa Mesa DUI Crash
    A man was injured in a Costa Mesa pedestrian accident, which officials said, involved a suspected drunk driver who left the scene of the crash. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred early morning on…
  • Jun 19

    Woman Killed in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident

    Woman Killed in Santa Ana Pedestrian Accident
    Charlene Hanson, 71, was killed in a Santa Ana pedestrian accident the evening of June 17, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal pedestrian accident occurred at the intersection of Civic Center Drive and…
  • Jun 14

    Grandmother and Baby Injured in Anaheim Pedestrian Accident

    Grandmother and Baby Injured in Anaheim Pedestrian Accident
    A grandmother was critically injured in an Anaheim pedestrian accident after a driver who was backing out of an apartment complex lost control of the vehicle and drove through a wrought iron gate. According to a news report in The Orange…
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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: 33

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Jun 21

    Theno’s Idea – A Sarbanes–Oxley for Food Safety

    Theno’s Idea – A Sarbanes–Oxley for Food Safety
    I have been thinking about Dave Theno a lot today.  I recall that several time before I wrote the below, Dave an I shared a few glasses of good wine.... Continue Reading
  • Jun 21

    Why I Loved Dave Theno

    Why I Loved Dave Theno
    In 2013, I wrote a piece on my blog about “Why I Love my Job.”  Its ironic how much of my job and my life over they last 25 years... Continue Reading
  • Jun 21

    Dave Theno – My Food Safety Hero – has passed away

    Dave Theno – My Food Safety Hero – has passed away
    I got up early this AM and was checking emails when one landed in my inbox alerting me of the passing of a real hero and friend.  I was just... Continue Reading
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    A Call for Projects and Proposals from the ASLH

    A Call for Projects and Proposals from the ASLH
    [We have the following announcement.]The Projects and Proposals Committee of the American Society for Legal History exists to encourage new initiatives in the study and presentation and production of legal historical scholarship and in the…
  • Jun 22

    Rao to Edit Law and History Review

    Rao to Edit Law and History Review
    After over five years of exceptional service, Elizabeth Dale, Professor of Law and Professor of History at the University of Florida, is stepping down as editor of the Law and History Review, the journal of the American Society for Legal…
  • Jun 21

    Hester on the Origins of Deportation

    Hester on the Origins of Deportation
    New from the University of Pennsylvania Press: Deportation: The Origins of U.S. Policy, by Torrie Hester (Saint Louis University). A description from the Press:Before 1882, the U.S. federal government had never formally deported anyone, but…
Rank this Week: 35

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Jun 22

    The Nine Lives of Bivens (SCOTUS Symposium)

    The Nine Lives of Bivens (SCOTUS Symposium)
    In Ziglar v. Abbasi, the Court ruled against plaintiffs seeking relief from allegedly unconstitutional discrimination and abuse in the wake of 9/11. Perhaps the largest flashpoint in the case concerned the Court’s treatment of Bivens, a…
  • Jun 21

    SCOTUS Symposium: A Pair of Posts on <i>Abbasi</i>'s Flawed Historical, Analytical, and Theoretical Foundation

    SCOTUS Symposium: A Pair of Posts on &lt;i&gt;Abbasi&lt;/i&gt;'s Flawed Historical, Analytical, and Theoretical Foundation
    I'm embarrassingly late to the non-stop party that is the Prawfs end-of-Term symposium, but thought I should at least flag here a pair of posts I've written elsewhere about Monday's decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi, why I think it's the clubhouse…
  • Jun 21

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear
    Russell Beckman is a Green Bay Packers fan who holds season tickets with the Chicago Bears only so he can attend the Bears-Packers game. Season-ticket holders earn points allowing them to purchase "experiences," including going onto…
Rank this Week: 37

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • May 24

    Woman Killed in Tustin Car Accident

    Woman Killed in Tustin Car Accident
    A woman was killed in a three-car car accident in Tustin after her vehicle hit a truck and spun out onto oncoming traffic before hitting another car. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the fatal crash occurred the night…
  • May 16

    Three Injured in Irvine Car Accident

    Three Injured in Irvine Car Accident
    Three people were injured in a car accident in Irvine that involved two vehicles early morning on May 14, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the injury collision occurred at the intersection of Warner Avenue and…
  • May 8

    Six Injured in South Los Angeles Car Accident

    Six Injured in South Los Angeles Car Accident
    Six people were injured, one seriously, in South Los Angles car accident early morning on May 4, 2017. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred in the 1800 block of East Vernon Avenue. Police said the collision possibly occurred…
Rank this Week: 36

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
Rank this Week: 39

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
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
  • Apr 11

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue

    Abductions and Forcible Returns from Russia to Uzbekistan continue
    By Ella Shen A few weeks ago, Amnesty International, along with other international organizations, has expressed heavy concern over the possibility of danger, including torture amongst other human rights violations, to journalist Khudoberdi…
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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/
  • Jun 19

    Communities reviewing sexual offender ordinances in wake of federal ruling

    Communities reviewing sexual offender ordinances in wake of federal ruling
    6-19-17 Wisconsin: RACINE COUNTY — At least three communities in Racine County are reviewing their sex offender residency ordinances after a federal judge found that similar rules in Pleasant Prairie were unconstitutional. In recent…
  • Jun 17

    Body of Okla. pastor, convicted sex offender found burned near church

    Body of Okla. pastor, convicted sex offender found burned near church
    6-17-17 Oklahoma: CHICKASHA — Police are investigating after the body of an Oklahoma pastor with a previous out-of-state sex crime conviction was found burned on Friday morning near the church where he ministered under an assumed…
  • Jun 12

    Here's why some Louisiana sex offenders eligible for early release have to stay in prison

    Here's why some Louisiana sex offenders eligible for early release have to stay in prison
    6-12-17 Louisiana: More than 400 Louisiana prisoners who are otherwise eligible for early release can’t leave correctional facilities because they are unable to find an approved place to live that complies with the state’s sex offender…
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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
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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
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Jun 14

    Blessed are the Poor: Examining opposition to debtors-prison legislation

    Blessed are the Poor: Examining opposition to debtors-prison legislation
    Texas State Sen. Paul Bettencourt was quoted by the Associated Press (June 11) criticizing debtors-prison legislation (SB 1913) which he and five others voted against in the senate. He:said that it did not adequately consider…
  • Jun 13

    Debtors-prison policies decried, DPS cuts license center hours, and other storie

    Debtors-prison policies decried, DPS cuts license center hours, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention while mine is focused on preparing for a much-need break next week.SCOTUS to consider warrants for cell-phone location dataThe US Supreme Court will finally consider the…
  • Jun 12

    Governor signs omnibus innocence bill to track informants, record interrogation

    Governor signs omnibus innocence bill to track informants, record interrogation
    Governor Greg Abbott today signed HB 34, Texas' latest omnibus innocence legislation. Grits explained in this post why the eyewitness ID reforms are minimalist, at best, and avoid confronting the reasons flawed identifications still make it…
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IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    UPDATE: Former Constitutional Court judge weighs in on UPC ratification suspension

    UPDATE: Former Constitutional Court judge weighs in on UPC ratification suspension
    Prof. Broß The JUVE news blog has published a short interview with former Constitutional Court judge Prof. Dr. Siegfried Broß on the constitutional complaint against the UPC-ratification in Germany.Broß believes…
  • Jun 22

    Life as an IP Lawyer: Sydney, Australia

    Life as an IP Lawyer: Sydney, Australia
    The AmeriKat's professional life, be it on the Kat or sat at her desk litigating her hours away, involves a huge amount of coordination, support and opposition with lawyers from all over the world. One of the IPKat's key objectives is to…
  • Jun 21

    A googol of generic questions in Ninth Circuit's Elliott v Google decision

    A googol of generic questions in Ninth Circuit's Elliott v Google decision
    If you were going to ask a friend to search something online, what word or phrase would you use to direct him or her to conduct that search?  "IPKat it", of course!  Kat jokes aside, this question was at the center of the recent…
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