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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/
  • Aug 22

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    Busy day. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 22

    James Foley Killing: Knife Switch?

    James Foley Killing: Knife Switch?
    On James Foley, I think it's odd that the knife in the ISIS guy's hands in the execution video doesn't match the one on the ground next to Foley's body after he is killed. And we don't see the ISIS guy actually cutting Foley.... [[ This is a…
  • Aug 21

    ISIS' Final Email to James Foley Family: Filled With Threats to America

    ISIS' Final Email to James Foley Family: Filled With Threats to America
    Here is the final email ISIS sent to the family of journalist James Wright Foley, who was executed this week. As for the reasons for disclosing it: The Foley family has agreed to release the email from Foley’s captors. GlobalPost has…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Woman Gets 3 Year Prison Sentence for Defrauding Lender

    Woman Gets 3 Year Prison Sentence for Defrauding Lender
    Soo Kyung Hong, aka Maria Hong, 48, Los Angeles, California, was sentenced to three years in federal prison for orchestrating a scheme that led to the fraudulent purchase of four properties worth more than $2 million. The defendant was…
  • Aug 22

    Woman Sent to Prison for Fraudulent REO Purchase Scheme

    Woman Sent to Prison for Fraudulent REO Purchase Scheme
    Daniela Spiridon, 43, St. Charles, Missouri, was sentenced to 78 months in prison involving a real estate scheme related to the purchase and sale of REO properties. In addition to the prison sentence, she was also ordered to pay $2,499,988…
  • Aug 22

    Man Admits Giving Buyers Undisclosed Incentives and Kickback

    Man Admits Giving Buyers Undisclosed Incentives and Kickback
    Brandon Bolger, 40, Chicago, Illinois, pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire, mail and bank fraud for failing to disclose to purchasers’ mortgage lenders material facts about the financing of the sale of condominium units. Bolger…
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/
  • Aug 22

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian

    Landlord fined for renting room that could only be entered on all fours – The Guardian
    ‘Barnet council took the landlord of a house in Sunningfields Road, Hendon, to court after discovering he was renting a room which could not be accessed standing up. The head height along the course of the staircase was between 0.7m…
  • Aug 22

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New

    Man jailed for filming Fast And Furious in cinema – BBC New
    ‘A man has been jailed for 33 months after recording Fast And Furious 6 from the back of a cinema in Walsall.’ Full story BBC News, 22nd August 2014 Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • Aug 22

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian

    EDF to pay £3m in compensation after Ofgem inquiry – The Guardian
    ‘EDF Energy is to pay out £3m to benefit “vulnerable customers” after an investigation by the energy industry watchdog Ofgem found that the company had breached complaint handling rules.’ Full story The Guardian,…
Rank this Week: 4

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
Rank this Week: 5

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: 6

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/
  • Aug 22

    MEXICOCINA!

    MEXICOCINA!
    "This from a man (child) who has eaten Mexican food in six Mexican States, spent decades convinced that good Mexican food in the USA was only obtainable in states that shared a border with Mexico, and was married to a Mexican woman for…
  • Aug 22

    CYBERGOTH COMPANION?

    CYBERGOTH COMPANION?
    @ Newark Airport
  • Aug 22

    FLYING GRAVE DIGGER!

    FLYING GRAVE DIGGER!
    MONSTER JAM! @ BB&T Center
Rank this Week: 7

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/
  • Aug 22

    Brain Rebound? Are High LSAT Scorers Coming Back To Law School?

    Brain Rebound? Are High LSAT Scorers Coming Back To Law School?
    Perhaps we've finally plugged the brain drain away from law schools.
  • Aug 22

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.22.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.22.14
    * A Maryland judge ordered a court officer to deliver an electrical shock to a defendant. What the hell? [Baltimore Post-Examiner] * Be less of a lawyer. [Medium] * New York agrees to pay out $10 million to wrongfully convicted man. He may be…
  • Aug 22

    Stat Of The Week: Women Partner

    Stat Of The Week: Women Partner
    Stat of the Week about women partners at Am Law 50 firms.
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Aug 23

    [Todd Zywicki] Interview with Real Clear Radio Hour

    [Todd Zywicki] Interview with Real Clear Radio Hour
    Alex Pollock and I appear on the Real Clear Radio Hour with Bill Frezza, streaming live right now (10 am Saturday) here discussing my book. It will be posted later as a podcast as well on the show’s website, which I will provide a…
  • Aug 23

    [Paul Cassell] Do police officers like body cameras?

    [Paul Cassell] Do police officers like body cameras?
    It’s an interesting question whether police officers like body cameras — a subject I discussed on Thursday.  Today my home town newspaper (the Salt Lake Tribune) has a long story suggesting that Utah police officers generally…
  • Aug 22

    [David Post] Monkey see, monkey do, monkey no copyright

    [David Post] Monkey see, monkey do, monkey no copyright
    The Copyright Office has now weighed in on the question of whether the now-famous “monkey selfie” is protected by copyright (see my earlier postings here and here) with a resounding “NO.”  “Materials…
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/
  • Aug 22

    California AG to appeal death penalty ruling

    California AG to appeal death penalty ruling
    [JURIST] California Attorney General Kamala Harris [official website] announced [press release] Thursday that she will appeal a recent ruling [JURIST report] striking down California's death penalty. A judge for the US District Court for the…
  • Aug 22

    UN reports 191,000 dead in Syria conflict

    UN reports 191,000 dead in Syria conflict
    [JURIST] The UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights [official website] reported [report, PDF] Friday that at least 191,000 people have been killed in the Syrian conflict —almost double the number from last year's report.…
  • Aug 22

    Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional

    Federal judge rules Florida same-sex marriage ban unconstitutional
    [JURIST] A judge for the US District Court for the Northern District of Florida [official website] ruled [opinion, PDF] Thursday that Florida's ban on same-sax marriage is unconstitutional and the state must recognize same-sex couples that…
Rank this Week: 10

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Potate = "What potatoes do."

    Potate = "What potatoes do."
    "Haters gonna hate, potatoes gonna potate."A trending word at Urban Dictionary. Don't confuse it with "potentate." Potentates don't potate. By the way, there actually is an obsolete and rare word "potate," defined in the (unlinkable) OED as…
  • Aug 23

    "Mr. Gore likes to say 'our democracy has been hacked by big money,' but he has done some hacking himself..."

    "Mr. Gore likes to say 'our democracy has been hacked by big money,' but he has done some hacking himself..."
    "... in his many rent-seeking activities. His Current TV payday, partly at the expense of the Qataris, partly at the expense of U.S. cable subscribers and shareholders, must be especially piquant to Americans exhausted by Mr. Gore's incessant…
  • Aug 22

    The NYT blithely dispenses with Scott Walker as a GOP presidential candidate.

    The NYT blithely dispenses with Scott Walker as a GOP presidential candidate.
    The column is "Taking Account of Republican Presidential Contenders," by Albert R. Hunt, which begins with the assertion that this year "hasn’t been so kind to... Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin." That's backed up only with this:Mr.…
Rank this Week: 11

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 22

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is:
  • Aug 22

    A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed

    A fourth same-sex marriage appeal filed
    Arguing that lower federal courts have “subverted” the Supreme Court’s decision last year on same-sex marriage, a Virginia court clerk on Friday filed his own petition – the second filing seeking a ruling on the…
  • Aug 22

    Rules for birth-control mandate after Hobby Lobby (UPDATED)

    Rules for birth-control mandate after Hobby Lobby (UPDATED)
    UPDATE 5:27 p.m.  The proposed new rules have now been published by the government.  The revisions for profit-making businesses are here, and for non-profit organizations are here. ———- The Obama administration,…
Rank this Week: 12

Securities Lawyer 101

Securities Lawyer 101

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

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

    Corporate Hijackings 101 l Securities Lawyer 101 Blog

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

    By: EAkHCuax

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

    By: lexutilispl - bookmarks.blogme24.com

    By: lexutilispl - bookmarks.blogme24.com
    […] is gonna kill meDrum Building Secrets!Make Your Mark Online With These Design Tips : BACKLINKSSecurities Lawyer101 l Securities Law Blog l Hamilton & AssociatesPennySaverUSA.com Blog - The Best Resource for Online Classifieds,…
Rank this Week: 13

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 22

    “Rules of War” & 1882 US joinder of 1864 Geneva Convention, 150 years old today

    &ldquo;Rules of War&rdquo; &amp; 1882 US joinder of 1864 Geneva Convention, 150 years old today
    In honor of the 150th anniversary today of the very first Geneva Convention on the laws of war, the International Committee of the Red Cross issued the brilliant video above: Rules of War in 4 very informative minutes. Through simple yet…
  • Aug 22

    Security Council Resolution 2170 against the world’s richest terrorist organization

    Security Council Resolution 2170 against the world’s richest terrorist organization
    On 15 August 2014, about a week prior to harsh criticism from the outgoing UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Navi Pillay ( available here ) for its lack of responsiveness, the UN Security Council adopted Resolution 2170 in response to…
  • Aug 22

    In Pursuit of Peace SC Resolution 2171

    In Pursuit of Peace SC Resolution 2171
    I recently returned from a conference celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the International Peace Research Association titled “Uniting for Peace: Building Sustainable Peace Through Universal Values”. This was held in the…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Aug 22

    Social Media, Energy Finance, Derivatives: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network

    Social Media, Energy Finance, Derivatives: New Blogs Joining the LexBlog Network
    Another summer week has come to a close, so it’s time to head out into the sun—but before doing so, we look back on the new publications joining us. We have three new blogs on the LexBlog Network this week, all from some pretty…
  • Aug 22

    3 keys to being the best law blogger in your niche

    3 keys to being the best law blogger in your niche
    The door is wide open for lawyers to become the best blogger in their niche — or at a minimum to become one of the best. Getting there doesn’t require journalistic writing, proper grammar, or loads of content. In a post this…
  • Aug 21

    Law blog comments have moved to social media

    Law blog comments have moved to social media
    Comments on law blogs have moved from blog sites to social media – and it’s a big plus for law bloggers. With a few exceptions, law blogs have always received few comments. People were reticent to leave comments on a…
Rank this Week: 15

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 22

    Your Anonymous Posts to Secret Aren’t Anonymous After All

    Your Anonymous Posts to Secret Aren’t Anonymous After All
    White hat hacker Ben Caudill is halfway through his sandwich when he casually reaches over to his iPhone, swipes the screen a few times, then holds it up to me. “Is that you?” he asks. It is, but nobody was supposed to know.…
  • Aug 21

    How Hackers Could Mess With 911 Systems and Put You at Risk

    How Hackers Could Mess With 911 Systems and Put You at Risk
    The female caller was frantic. Why, she asked 911 dispatchers, hadn’t paramedics arrived to her home? She’d already called once to say her husband was writhing on the floor in pain. “Hurry up!,” she’d pleaded, as…
  • Aug 20

    Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanner

    Researchers Easily Slipped Weapons Past TSA’s X-Ray Body Scanner
    Additionally, they found that they could infect the scanner with malware---most practically for an attacker by picking the lock on the scanner's cabinet and physically installing the malware on the PC inside.
Rank this Week: 16

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
  • Oct 21

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe

    Relatório Justiça em Números deve ser referência para o PJe
    Há nove anos, os presidentes dos tribunais superiores entregaram ao então ministro da Justiça Márcio Thomaz Bastos uma proposta de modernização do Judiciário, sugerindo uma série de…
  • Sep 26

    Yankees go home

    Yankees go home
     Artigo publicado no Editorial do Jornal valor Econômico em 26/09/2013   Yankees go home Por Heloisa Magalhães O “pito” de Dilma Rousseff nos americanos e a reação ao poder da…
  • Sep 11

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape

    Provas Digitais é tema de palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. Conape
    A análise de validade das provas geradas em formato digital nas perícias forenses será o tema da palestra de Alexandre Atheniense no 4o. CONAPE - Congresso Nacional de Perícia Judicial: Conhecimento e…
Rank this Week: 17

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 22

    Tennessee Inmates File Suit Over Electric Chair Legislation

    Tennessee Inmates File Suit Over Electric Chair Legislation
    "Death row inmates sue to stop electric chair ‘torture’," is by Brian Haas at the Tennessean. A group of 10 death row inmates suing over lethal injection in Tennessee argued on Friday that the state’s backup plan -- the…
  • Aug 22

    Additional Coverage of Dr. Mark Dershwitz

    Additional Coverage of Dr. Mark Dershwitz
    The Guardian posts, "US executions face more uncertainty as expert refuses to defend drug protocols," by Jessica Glenza. The decision of America’s leading expert on lethal injection drugs to stop offering court testimony has left at…
  • Aug 22

    An OpEd by Michael Morton on the Todd Willingham Case

    An OpEd by Michael Morton on the Todd Willingham Case
    "Prosecutors are not above the law," is the title of Michael Morton's OpEd in today's Dallas Morning News. Three years ago, I sat in a Texas prison cell despite DNA evidence that proved my innocence. The prosecutor who had the...
Rank this Week: 18

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Aug 23

    Judge allows case to proceed arguing that mass theater shooting was foreseeable

    Judge allows case to proceed arguing that mass theater shooting was foreseeable
    A federal judge has declined to award summary judgment to Cinemark Holdings against a claim that it should have foreseen a madman’s mass shooting rampage at its Aurora, Colo. theater two years ago. [Deadline Hollywood] Ken White at…
  • Aug 22

    Boston attack on Padma Lakshmi and crew

    Boston attack on Padma Lakshmi and crew
    If done by anyone other than unionists, this would by now be a trending national story: The Teamsters picketers were already mad. By the time Top Chef host Padma Lakshmi’s car pulled up to the Steel & Rye restaurant in the…
  • Aug 21

    Why one New Jersey man doesn’t fight

    Why one New Jersey man doesn’t fight
    A successful whistleblower, he’s featured on the reality-TV show “Real Housewives of New Jersey” and one can only commend his pacific spirit, at least as regards physical combat: I don’t fight. I think it’s…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Aug 22

    Number of FAR Forms in First Distribution Over Time

    Number of FAR Forms in First Distribution Over Time
    The first distribution of the FAR AALS forms came out this week. Here are the number of FAR forms in the first distribution for each year since 2009. (All information obtained from various blog posts and blog comments over the years and not…
  • Aug 22

    An Update on the "Satanic Black Mass" Story

    An Update on the "Satanic Black Mass" Story
    For students of law and religion, not to mention the much larger audience that likes stories about replevin, the story about the planned Satanic "black Mass" at the Oklahoma City Civic Center Music Hall has been very interesting.…
  • Aug 22

    Talking about free speech or talking about racial justice?

    Talking about free speech or talking about racial justice?
    The focus of public and media conversation on Ferguson has shfted. We are talking less about the triggering events--the possible murder/possible unconstitutionally excessive police shooting of Michael Brown,(*) the underlying racial…
Rank this Week: 20

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Aug 22

    Evaluation of Systematic Trading Program

    Evaluation of Systematic Trading Program
    Munenzon, Mikhail, Evaluation of Systematic Trading Programs (August 11, 2014). Available for download at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2478676 “This paper is intended as a non-technical overview of the issues I found valuable in…
  • Aug 22

    NOAA analysis reveals significant land cover changes in U.S. coastal region

    NOAA analysis reveals significant land cover changes in U.S. coastal region
    “A new NOAA nationwide analysis shows that between 1996 and 2011, 64,975 square miles in coastal regions — can area larger than the state of Wisconsin — experienced changes in land cover, including a decline in wetlands and…
  • Aug 22

    Security Experts: EPIC Correct About Body Scanners-Invasive and Ineffective

    Security Experts: EPIC Correct About Body Scanners-Invasive and Ineffective
    “The first independent analysis of backscatter x-ray body scanners corroborate the claims EPIC and others have made for several years: The scanners are invasive and ineffective. In a detailed report published in…
Rank this Week: 21

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/
  • Aug 19

    Valde Mirum

    Valde Mirum
    This is soooo weird: Krebs on Security, Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China.
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson’s Backstory

    Ferguson’s Backstory
    Amazing Whitepaper by ArchCity Defenders, a legal aid organization representing indigent defendants in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on how Ferguson police/prosecutors/judiciary are in league to milk poor defendants of large fines on the…
  • Aug 18

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L and 3L students only: Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be…
Rank this Week: 22

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: 23

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/
  • Aug 22

    Kochenov on Justice & the EU

    Kochenov on Justice &amp; the EU
    Dimitry Kochenov (University of Groningen - Faculty of Law) has posted The Ought of Justice (D. Kochenov, G. de Búrca, A. Williams (eds.), Europe's Justice Deficit? (Oxford: Hart Publishing, 2014) (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Aug 22

    Miller on Conflicted Fiduciarie

    Miller on Conflicted Fiduciarie
    Paul B. Miller (McGill University Faculty of Law) has posted Multiple Loyalties and the Conflicted Fiduciary (Queen's Law Journal, Vol. 40, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fiduciary loyalty is usually understood as implying an…
  • Aug 22

    Dudziak on War & Peace in Time & Space

    Dudziak on War &amp; Peace in Time &amp; Space
    Mary L. Dudziak (Emory University School of Law) has posted War and Peace in Time and Space (Seattle University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay is a critical reflection on peace, written for a symposium...
Rank this Week: 24

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: 25

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 23

    IRS Releases 2012 Individual Income Tax Return Data

    IRS Releases 2012 Individual Income Tax Return Data
    The IRS yesterday released (IR-2014-83) Publication 1304, Individual Income Tax Returns 2012: U.S. taxpayers filed 144.9 million individual income tax returns for tax year 2012, down 0.3 percent from 2011. The adjusted gross income less…
  • Aug 23

    Academics and the Social Network

    Academics and the Social Network
    Nature, Online Collaboration: Academics and the Social Network:
  • Aug 23

    The IRS Scandal, Day 471

    The IRS Scandal, Day 471
    Washington Examiner op-ed: The Case for Impeaching Lois Lerner and Other Lawbreakers at the IRS, by Ken Cuccinelli & Mark Fitzgibbons: In April, the House Ways and Means Committee referred Lois Lerner to the Department of Justice for…
Rank this Week: 26

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Aug 22

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?
    Open carry of a handgun is legal in most states without a special permit. Here's a map of where open carry of a handgun is legal.
  • Aug 22

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?

    Laws of the Land: Where Is ‘Open Carry’ Legal?
    Open carry of a handgun is legal in most states without a special permit. Here's a map of where open carry of a handgun is legal.
  • Aug 22

    What Monkey Selfies, Elephant Art, Catchphrases and DNA Have in Common

    What Monkey Selfies, Elephant Art, Catchphrases and DNA Have in Common
    The U.S. Copyright Office this week unveiled a draft of its latest administrative manual, a 1,222-page guide for agency staff, applicants, courts, lawyers and scholars or anybody who has a question about copyright procedures and practices but…
Rank this Week: 27

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
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Leachman

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: State v. Leachman
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CRIMINAL – JUSTICE COURT APPEAL DA 13-0627, 2014 MT 231N, STATE OF MONTANA, Plaintiff and Appellee, v. JAMES HENRY LEACHMAN, Defendant and Appellant.
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Strieter

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Marriage of Strieter
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – DOMESTIC RELATIONS DA 14-0134, 2014 MT 230N, IN RE THE MARRIAGE OF: DEBRA STRIETER, Petitioner and Appellee, and CAREY STRIETER, Respondent and…
  • Aug 20

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Jenkins v. U.S. Bank

    UNPUBLISHED OPINION: Jenkins v. U.S. Bank
    The Montana Supreme Court has issued an Unpublished Opinion in the following matter: CIVIL – INJUNCTION DA 13-0838, 2014 MT 229N, JOHN JENKINS and CANDACE JENKINS, Plaintiffs and Appellants, v. U.S. BANK NATIONAL ASSOCIATION TRUSTEE,…
Rank this Week: 28

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 21

    Scotland Yard, The ISIS Video, and Terrorism

    Scotland Yard, The ISIS Video, and Terrorism
    The UK's Metropolitan Police is warning individuals and social media users that sharing or even viewing the video of reporter James Foley's brutal execution could be grounds for prosecution under the UK's terrorism statute. However, while…
  • Aug 21

    More Writers Object To Amazon Policie

    More Writers Object To Amazon Policie
    A number of German writers have now joined the chorus protesting Amazon's policy promoting e-books, alleging that the online retailing giant delays or fails to promote the products of those authors whose publishers do not agree to Amazon's…
  • Aug 20

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter
    The U.S. government has confirmed that ISIS militants have murdered reporter James Foley, who disappeared in Syria nearly two years ago. President Barack Obama addressed the nation, saying that both the U.S. and the world are horrified at…
Rank this Week: 29

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    European Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked to Egg

    European Salmonella Outbreak Likely Linked to Egg
    The British national Salmonella outbreak which has struck down nearly 250 people across the country could be traced back to a single source of eggs. Three people who contracted Salmonella... Continue Reading
  • Aug 23

    Whole Genome Sequencing Breaks Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak

    Whole Genome Sequencing Breaks Salmonella Braenderup Outbreak
    Recalled brands of almond and peanut butters include Arrowhead Mills, MaraNatha, Trader Joe’s, Whole Foods, Safeway, and Kroger. The CDC reports as of August 20, 2014, a total of four... Continue Reading
  • Aug 22

    Alberta E. coli Outbreak Hits 130 – Cause Elusive

    Alberta E. coli Outbreak Hits 130 – Cause Elusive
    So far 130 cases have been reported across Alberta, and health officials are trying to determine the cause. Tests have revealed that this particular strain isn’t found outside the Alberta... Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 30

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Aug 23

    Programming note

    Programming note
    Programming note: New posts will appear here either on Monday night or Tuesday morning. In the interim, appellate-related retweets may appear at the "How Appealing" Twitter feed.
  • Aug 22

    "Administration Proposes New Health Rules Addressing Religious Objections"

    "Administration Proposes New Health Rules Addressing Religious Objections"
    "Administration Proposes New Health Rules Addressing Religious Objections": In Saturday's edition of The New York Times, Michael D. Shear will have an article that begins, "The Obama administration on Friday proposed new regulations intended…
  • Aug 22

    How to comment on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure

    How to comment on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure
    How to comment on the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure: If you wish to offer an on-the-record comment in response to the pending proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Appellate Procedure -- which include a…
Rank this Week: 31

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
Rank this Week: 32

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: 33

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 20

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste

    Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste
    Francesco Silvestri (Dipartimento di Economia e Management, Universita di Ferrara) describes Competition and Environmental Externalities in the European Market of Municipal Waste. ABSTRACT: The article focuses on the European Union Municipal…
  • Aug 20

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER

    COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED PRODUCT MARKETS: A DISAGGREGATED STUDY FOR MILK AND BUTTER
    Thore Holm, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Carsten Steinhagen, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat and Jens-Peter Loy, Christian-Albrechts- Universitat, Thomas Glauben Leibniz-Insititute IAMO analyze COST PASS-THROUGH IN DIFFERENTIATED…
  • Aug 20

    Administrative Antitrust

    Administrative Antitrust
    Justin (Gus) Hurwitz, University of Nebraska at Lincoln - College of Law has written on Administrative Antitrust. Worth downloading! ABSTRACT: Antitrust has long been treated as exceptional by the courts. This article argues that the Supreme…
Rank this Week: 34

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/
  • Aug 22

    Housing Restrictions Keep Sex Offenders in Prison Beyond Release Date

    Housing Restrictions Keep Sex Offenders in Prison Beyond Release Date
    8-22-2014 New York: Dozens of sex offenders who have satisfied their sentences in New York State are being held in prison beyond their release dates because of a new interpretation of a state law that governs where they can live. The law,…
  • Aug 21

    An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminal

    An Oklahoma program treats juvenile sex offenders as kids, not criminal
    8-21-2014 Oklahoma: Shedding the stigma and reducing recidivism through support, education and therapy – not prison time OKLAHOMA CITY – Sex offender. The phrase conjures pariahs living under bridges. Adults "grooming"…
  • Aug 20

    The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?

    The Source: Is It Time To Reform Sex Offender Laws?
    8-20-2014 Texas Public Radio: More than 80,000 Texans are registered sex offenders. The crimes range from the violent and truly heinous to the nonviolent and sometimes absurd. In more than half of U.S. states, including Texas, a teenager…
Rank this Week: 35

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    New Issue: International Criminal Law Review

    New Issue: International Criminal Law Review
    The latest issue of the International Criminal Law Review (Vol. 14, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:Jennifer Bond & Meghan Fougere, Omnipresent Threats: A Comment on the Defence of Duress in International Criminal Law Stephen…
  • Aug 22

    New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Nordic Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Nordic Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 32, no. 3, 2014) is out. Contents include:Maja Janmyr, Recruiting Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias: The Case of Northern Uganda Ingunn Elise Myklebust, The…
  • Aug 22

    Jain: Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law

    Jain: Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law
    Neha Jain (Univ. of Minnesota - Law) has published Perpetrators and Accessories in International Criminal Law: Individual Modes of Responsibility for Collective Crimes (Hart Publishing 2014). Here's the abstract:International criminal law…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 37

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Federal Agencies Act To Expand Exemptions To Contraceptive Madate For Religious Objector

    Federal Agencies Act To Expand Exemptions To Contraceptive Madate For Religious Objector
    Federal agencies today issued two relases on changes to the contraceptive coverage mandate under the Affordable Care Act.  The first Release adopts interim final rules for non-profit religious charities and educational instituitons that…
  • Aug 22

    Summary Contempt Finding For Wearing Religious Head Covering Reversed

    Summary Contempt Finding For Wearing Religious Head Covering Reversed
    Without reaching the free exercise issue, in State of New Jersey v, Graham, (NJ App., Aug. 12, 2014), the New Jersey Superior Court Appellate Division held that a municipal court judge acted improperly in summarily holding a defendant…
  • Aug 22

    Trial Court Strikes Down North Carolina School Voucher Program

    Trial Court Strikes Down North Carolina School Voucher Program
    In North Carolina yesterday, a state trial court judge struck down on state constitutional grounds North Carolina's Opportunity Scholarship program. As reported by Reuters, Judge Robert Hobgood ruled that the voucher program diverts funds…
Rank this Week: 38

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 39

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 22

    Has Medical Tourism Jumped the Shark?

    Has Medical Tourism Jumped the Shark?
    Over the years, we've written many times about medical tourism: from folks traveling to the US for treatments to folks who found better options abroad.But this, this boggles the mind:"The number of foreigners traveling to Switzerland to…
  • Aug 22

    Tax Form 1040(OY)

    Tax Form 1040(OY)
    Let's suppose that, against all odds, you've successfully navigated the 404Care.gov site and enrolled in an ObamaPlan. And let's further suppose that, against all odds again, you're deemed eligible for a subsidy.Now - and bear with me here -…
  • Aug 22

    Carefree, or Free to Care?

    Carefree, or Free to Care?
    Dr Rob Lamberts (whom we interviewed a few short years ago, when he dove into the concierge medicine pool) has a touching, sad but ultimately hopeful post on end of life care, and the compassion one can bring to the table:"Thank you, sir, for…
Rank this Week: 40

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 41

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
Rank this Week: 42

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
  • Aug 22

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY

    CFP: The New Era in Gaming Law – Highland Heights, KY
    The Northern Kentucky Law Review and NKU Chase College of Law seek submissions for their symposium, “The New Era in Gaming Law,” on March 20, 2015. The transnational character of gaming has generated difficult legal questions…
  • Aug 22

    CFP: Asia Pacific Law Review

    CFP: Asia Pacific Law Review
    Asia Pacific Law Review (APLR) welcomes high-quality original papers from academics, practitioners, researchers, and other people all over the world who have expertise in the relevant fields. Previous contributors of APLR include leading…
  • Aug 22

    Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure – Duck Key, FL

    Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure – Duck Key, FL
    The Law & Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law invites applications for an upcoming LEC Workshop for Law Professors: LEC Workshop for Law Professors on the Economics of Litigation and Civil Procedure. The workshop…
Rank this Week: 43

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
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
Rank this Week: 44

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 23

    Mformation Techs., Inc. v. Research in Motion Ltd.; RIM win

    Mformation Techs., Inc. v. Research in Motion Ltd.; RIM win
    Research-in-Motion wins in Mformation Techs., Inc. v. Research in Motion Ltd. :This appeal concerns Mformation’s challenges to thedistrict court’s grant of JMOL of no infringementBecause the district court correctly found that…
  • Aug 21

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.

    CAFC explores double-patenting in Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute; Kennedy loses.
    In Abbvie v. Kennedy Institute;, Judge Dyk gives an expansive review of double-patenting.We now make explicit what was implicit in Gilead:the doctrine of obviousness-type double patenting contin-ues to apply where two patents that claim the…
  • Aug 20

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?

    What is a reasonable interpretation of the teachings of the prior art?
    PatentDocs, in discussing the recent Apotex case on inequitable conduct, wroteThe opinion did draw an important distinction:To be clear, we agree with Apotex that Dr. Sherman had no duty to disclose his own suspicions or beliefs regarding the…
Rank this Week: 45