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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/
  • Oct 16

    RNC and Trump Campaign Paid $2.4 Million So Far in Legal Fees For Russia

    RNC and Trump Campaign Paid $2.4 Million So Far in Legal Fees For Russia
    In September, the Washington Post reported that the RNC was paying out huge bucks for legal fees charged by lawyers for Donald Trump and Donald Trump, Jr. regarding Russia. The Republican National Committee is using a pool of money…
  • Oct 15

    Sunday Night Open Thread: This and That

    Sunday Night Open Thread: This and That
    I was just reading about the really high prices of Manhattan luxury condos, when I came upon this article in Curbed saying that a 90 story skyscraper is coming to Denver that will change the skyline forever. Then I saw the address: the…
  • Oct 14

    Will Agreement for Raqqa Evacuation Include ISIS?

    Will Agreement for Raqqa Evacuation Include ISIS?
    An agreement has been reached by the Raqqa City Council and Raqqa Tribal Elders for the evacuation of civilians from ISIS. Operation Inherent Resolve (the U.S. Coalition) issued this press release today saying it is concerned that the…
Rank this Week: 2

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 2

    Bank President indicted for stealing from Bank

    Bank President indicted for stealing from Bank
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. David Harris Lavine, 58, Rockville, Maryland, was indicted by a grand jury on charges of theft of bank funds by a bank officer and bank fraud and Lavine and Charles L. Tobias, 56, Potomac, Maryland…
  • Oct 2

    Executive Director of Non-Profit Sentenced

    Executive Director of Non-Profit Sentenced
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Kwame Insaidoo, 61, Bay Shore, Long Island, New York, the former executive director of United Block Association (“UBA”), a New York-based non-profit organization, was sentenced to 48 months in prison and…
  • Oct 2

    Final Pierce Bank Defendant Sentenced

    Final Pierce Bank Defendant Sentenced
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ben Leske, 40, Puyallup, Washington, who worked as a loan officer for PC Bank Home Loans, a division of Pierce Commercial Bank, between 2005 and 2008 was sentenced to 30 days of home detention, 100 hours of…
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/
  • Oct 16

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (European Union Financial Sanctions) (Amendment) (No. 4) Regulations 2017 The Offshore Asset Moves Penalty (Specified Territories) (Amendment) Regulations 2017 The Sections 106B, 106C and 106D…
  • Oct 16

    Conscientious objection again: Adyan v Armenia – Law & Religion UK

    Conscientious objection again: Adyan v Armenia – Law & Religion UK
    ‘In Adyan and Ors v Armenia [2017] ECHR 882, four Jehovah’s Witnesses had been convicted and imprisoned for refusing to perform either military or alternative civilian service.’ Full StoryLaw & Religion UK, 16th October…
  • Oct 16

    Bar Council say BSB registration plan risks deterring barristers from youth court work – Legal Future

    Bar Council say BSB registration plan risks deterring barristers from youth court work – Legal Future
    ‘The Bar Council has strongly attacked a plan by the Bar Standards Board (BSB) for the compulsory registration of youth court advocates, the first scheme of its type.’ Full StoryLegal Futures, 16th October 2017Source:…
Rank this Week: 4

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

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/
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: 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/
  • Oct 12

    CELEBRATING HEASTIE'S 50TH

    CELEBRATING HEASTIE'S 50TH
    Dear Lucas, We are now less than two weeks out from Carl’s 50th birthday celebration, and we just want to check in and see whether you will be able to join us. It will be on Wednesday, October 25, from 6:30pm to 8:00pm at Hill…
  • Oct 4

    STOPPING SICKLY SEAFOOD SALE

    STOPPING SICKLY SEAFOOD SALE
    United States Files Enforcement Action Against California Company and Company’s Owner to Prevent Distribution of Adulterated Seafood Products The United States filed a civil complaint against Michel Cordon Bleu Inc. of…
  • Oct 4

    DETROIT DOCTOR'S DECEPTION DONE-IN

    DETROIT DOCTOR'S DECEPTION DONE-IN
    Doctor Pleads Guilty to Health Care Fraud Conspiracy for Role in $19 Million Detroit Area Medicare Fraud Scheme A physician pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit health care fraud for his role in an approximately $19…
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Aug 28

    Williams v. Super. Ct., S227228

    Williams v. Super. Ct., S227228
    Discovery & objections: Class action: Standing: Affirmative defense: Summary judgment: Fishing expeditions:In the absence of privilege, the right to discovery in this state is a broad one, to be construed liberally so that parties may…
  • Aug 22

    P. v. Hopson, S228193

    P. v. Hopson, S228193
    Sixth Amendment (confrontation right): Fourteenth Amendment: Hearsay: Civil-law mode of criminal procedure: Harmless beyond a reasonable doubt:Defendant R. L. H. was tried on charges that she, along with her boyfriend, J. Thomas, was…
  • Aug 22

    P. v. Valencia, S223825

    P. v. Valencia, S223825
    Wobblers:Wobblers are a special class of crimes involving conduct that varies widely in its level of seriousness, and may therefore be chargeable or . . . punishable as either a felony or a misdemeanor. (People v. Park (2013) 56 Cal.4th 782,…
Rank this Week: 9

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Oct 16

    Special Issue of Statute Law Review on Legal Interpretation

    Special Issue of Statute Law Review on Legal Interpretation
    Here is the link.
  • Oct 16

    Addis on Dignity, Integrity, & Personhood

    Addis on Dignity, Integrity, & Personhood
    Adeno Addis (Tulane University - Law School) has posted Dignity, Integrity, and the Concept of a Person on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The idea of human dignity, found in almost all legal and political cultures, now plays a very...
  • Oct 16

    Schlag on Reason as a Fundamental Concept in International Law

    Schlag on Reason as a Fundamental Concept in International Law
    Pierre Schlag (University of Colorado Law School) has posted Reason (Jean d'Aspremont & Sahib Singh, Fundamental Concepts for International Law (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2018 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This brief essay,…
Rank this Week: 11

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Oct 16

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court

    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court
    Access today's Order List of the U.S. Supreme Court: At this link. The Court granted review in four new cases. In addition, in Scenic America, Inc. v. Dep't of Transp., No. 16-739, Justice Neil M. Gorsuch issued a statement, in which Chief…
  • Oct 15

    "The Morality of Administrative Law"

    "The Morality of Administrative Law"
    "The Morality of Administrative Law": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein and Adrian Vermeule have posted this article on SSRN (via "Legal Theory Blog").
  • Oct 15

    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display"

    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display"
    "Texas Engaged In Viewpoint Discrimination In Removal of Bill of Rights Nativity Display": Howard Friedman has this post at his "Religion Clause" blog about a ruling that the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued on…
Rank this Week: 12

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 16

    Badge of Dishonor

    Badge of Dishonor
    An attorney was suspended by the Indiana Supreme Court for 60 days on stipulated facts In two separate incidents in January 2015, Respondent was pulled over for a traffic infraction. During both stops, he displayed a badge to the officer,...
  • Oct 16

    Altered Email Leads To Suspension

    Altered Email Leads To Suspension
    The Indiana Supreme Court imposed a 180-day suspension based on these stipulated facts Respondent was employed with the Office of Corporation Counsel (“OCC”) for the City of Indianapolis. In November 2015, Indianapolis Animal Care and…
  • Oct 16

    Former Judge Faces Discipline

    Former Judge Faces Discipline
    A third bar discipline case on the Ohio Supreme Court docket this week Ohio State Bar Association v. Lance T. Mason, Case no. 2017-0794 Cuyahoga County The Ohio Board of Professional Conduct recommends that former Cuyahoga County Common Pleas…
Rank this Week: 14

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    OT2017 #3: “Nowheresville” (ft. Nina Totenberg)

    OT2017 #3: “Nowheresville” (ft. Nina Totenberg)
    The October sitting has ended—and we’re here to wrap it up for you. On this episode, we begin by discussing the biggest news of the month: our new microphones, brought to you courtesy of our Patreon supporters. We also break down…
  • Oct 16

    Monday round-up

    Monday round-up
    At Just Security, William Dodge discusses last week’s oral argument in Jesner v. Arab Bank, in which the justices considered whether corporations are liable under the Alien Tort Statute, explaining that “the Justices seemed to be…
  • Oct 15

    This week at the court

    This week at the court
    We expect orders from the October 13 conference on Monday at 9:30 a.m. The justices will meet next for their October 27 conference. The calendar for the November sitting, which begins on October 30, is available on the Supreme Court’s…
Rank this Week: 15

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 15

    Please Support BeSpacific

    Please Support BeSpacific
    Greetings Colleagues. If you read BeSpacific on a regular basis and my research is useful to you, please support this site by donating the Cost of a Cup of Coffee – $4 – or another amount, such as $8, $16, $20 – using the…
  • Oct 15

    Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry

    Women are more concerned than men about gender discrimination in tech industry
    Pew – “Women in the U.S. are substantially more likely than men to say gender discrimination is a major problem in the technology industry, according to a Pew Research Center survey conducted in July and August. The survey comes…
  • Oct 15

    Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act

    Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act
    The Register: “Two members of the US House of Representatives today introduced a law bill that would allow hacking victims to seek revenge and hack the hackers who hacked them. The Active Cyber Defense Certainty Act (ACDC) [PDF] amends…
Rank this Week: 16

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Oct 15

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Congressional Control of Presidential Pardons Glenn Harlan Reynolds University of Tennessee College of Law Date Posted: 28 Aug 2017 3,679 2. Revenge Against Robots Christina…
  • Oct 14

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Paper Downloads 1. Amicus Brief of Professor Orin S. Kerr in Carpenter v. United States, 16-402 Orin S. Kerr The George Washington University Law School Date Posted: 04 Oct 2017 [new to top...
  • Oct 13

    "Many law enforcement agencies don’t follow state lineup, interrogation rules, study says"

    "Many law enforcement agencies don’t follow state lineup, interrogation rules, study says"
    From The Columbus Dispatch, via the NACDL news scan: The law, passed in 2010, requires law enforcement agencies to use “blind” suspect lineups in which the investigator or officer administering the lineup either isn’t involved in the…
Rank this Week: 13

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • Oct 16

    News Headlines for Oct 16, 2017

    News Headlines for Oct 16, 2017
    Not so Stern: Delaware Bankruptcy Court Finds Authority To Approve Non-Consensual Third Party Releases; Stern Not Applicable | Allen & Overy LLP ,Luminant to Close Two Texas Power Plants ,House Financial Services Committee Schedules Oct.…
  • Oct 16

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 16, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 16, 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.…
  • Oct 15

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 15, 2017

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for Oct 15, 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: 19

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/
  • Oct 15

    Simi Valley City Council may repeal Halloween sex offender ordinance

    Simi Valley City Council may repeal Halloween sex offender ordinance
    10-15-17 California: With two weeks until Halloween, the Simi Valley City Council on Monday night may repeal a controversial law that says registered sex offenders listed on the Megan's Law website can't open their doors to trick-or-treating…
  • Oct 15

    Some Sex Offender Names Soon Could Vanish From Online State Registry

    Some Sex Offender Names Soon Could Vanish From Online State Registry
    10-15-17 Pennsylvania: A recent Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision likely means the Megan's Law list will be trimmed. When Patch recently published maps showing where registered sex offenders live in various Pittsburgh communities, the…
  • Oct 15

    Missing Florida sex offender found dead, foul play suspected

    Missing Florida sex offender found dead, foul play suspected
    10-15-17 Florida: A 60-year-old sex offender in Florida who cut off his ankle monitor and was on the loose since Saturday has been found dead. Larry J. Williams remains were found in Hernando County, and sheriff’s office investigators…
Rank this Week: 17

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 13

    Trump administration announces end to ACA cost-sharing payment

    Trump administration announces end to ACA cost-sharing payment
    The White House notified [text] the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit [official website] on Friday that it had instructed the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) [official website] to stop making…
  • Oct 13

    Lawsuit seeks to prevent armed white supremacist protest in Charlottesville

    Lawsuit seeks to prevent armed white supremacist protest in Charlottesville
    Georgetown Law School’s Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection [advocacy site] on Thursday filed a lawsuit [complaint, pdf] in the Circuit Court for the City of Charlottesville [official site] seeking to prevent armed…
  • Oct 13

    President Trump delegates Iran sanction powers to the Secretaries of the State, Treasury, and Homeland Security

    President Trump delegates Iran sanction powers to the Secretaries of the State, Treasury, and Homeland Security
    On Thursday, US President Donald Trump [official website] issued a presidential memorandum [text] delegating many of the President’s powers to sanction Iran granted by the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of…
Rank this Week: 18

Broadcast Law Blog

Broadcast Law Blog

Covers radio, advertising, the FCC, indecency and intellectual property. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadcastlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 16

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Oct 15

    Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Are Components of Competence

    Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion Are Components of Competence
    What does it mean to be a lawyer? Is it to possess an encyclopedic knowledge the law? To use this knowledge to make money? Is being a lawyer simply just another way to make money, as some who correctly identify the lack of business skills…
  • Oct 15

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy

    Summaries Sunday: Supreme Advocacy
    On one Sunday each month we bring you a summary from Supreme Advocacy LLP of recent decisions at the Supreme Court of Canada. Supreme Advocacy LLP offers a weekly electronic newsletter, Supreme Advocacy Letter, to which you may subscribe.…
Rank this Week: 21

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 16

    Yes, U.S. Tax Cuts Will Mainly Benefit Those Who ... Pay the Most Taxe

    Yes, U.S. Tax Cuts Will Mainly Benefit Those Who ... Pay the Most Taxe
    New York Post op-ed: Yes, U.S. Tax Cuts Will Mainly Benefit Those Who ... Pay the Most Taxes, by Brian M. Riedl (Manhattan Institute): A popular Facebook and Twitter game asks friends to post an unpopular opinion. Here is an unpopular fact:…
  • Oct 16

    NY Times: U.S. And Europe May Collide On Taxing Amazon And Apple

    NY Times: U.S. And Europe May Collide On Taxing Amazon And Apple
    New York Times, U.S. and Europe May Collide on Taxing Apple and Amazon: President Trump and congressional lawmakers are not the only ones interested in collecting taxes on global profits that American corporations are hoarding overseas.…
  • Oct 16

    More Reaction To The Wax & Alexander Op-Ed On The Breakdown Of The 'Bourgeois Culture' 

    More Reaction To The Wax & Alexander Op-Ed On The Breakdown Of The 'Bourgeois Culture' 
    Following up on my previous coverage of the op-ed by Amy Wax (Pennsylvania) and Larry Alexander (San Diego), Paying the Price for Breakdown of the Country's Bourgeois Culture: Wall Street Journal op-ed: Black Americans Need Bourgeois Norms:…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Oct 12

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit
    The ACLU’s blog post is actually not over the top here: We’re Suing the Government for Violating the Rights of Passengers on Delta Airlines 1583 in Police-State Fashion. The full complaint in Amedei v. Duke is online. Some key…
  • Oct 9

    Missing Mass – Half Found

    Missing Mass – Half Found
    Half the ‘missing mass’ is gas floating between galaxies. That means there’s 50% less work for the flogiston, sorry I meant aether, sorry I meant Dark Matter to do. The post Missing Mass – Half Found appeared first on…
  • Oct 4

    We Robot 2018 Call for Paper

    We Robot 2018 Call for Paper
    We Robot 2018 has posted the official Call For Papers. See you there — Stanford, April 12-14. The post We Robot 2018 Call for Papers appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 24

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 5

    Trump Suggests Senate Committee Should Look Into US Media's "Fake News Stories"

    Trump Suggests Senate Committee Should Look Into US Media's "Fake News Stories"
    Donald Trump seems to want the Senate Intelligence Committee to look into whether the media is reporting "made up news." Today he tweeted, "Why Isn't the Senate Intel Committee looking into the Fake News Networks in OUR country…
  • Oct 5

    Koltay on Internet Gatekeepers as Editors: The Case of Online Comment

    Koltay on Internet Gatekeepers as Editors: The Case of Online Comment
    András Koltay, Peter Pazmany Catholic University; Hungarian Academy of Sciences, has published Internet Gatekeepers as Editors – The Case of Online Comments. Here is the abstract. This paper discusses certain liability issues related to a…
  • Oct 3

    Pessach on Some Realism About Copyright Skepticism

    Pessach on Some Realism About Copyright Skepticism
    Guy Pessach, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law; Yale University Law School; Affiliate Fellow, Information Society Project, is publishing Some Realism About Copyright Skepticism in volume 57 of IDEA: The IP Law Review (2017). Here…
Rank this Week: 25

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 22

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 27

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Oct 16

    Schools roundup

    Schools roundup
    Union contracts can result in truant-teacher syndrome [Larry Sand, City Journal] “A Review of Department of Education Programs: Transgender Issues, Racial Quotas in School Discipline, and Campus Sexual Assault Mandates” [Linda…
  • Oct 15

    Said about u

    Said about u
    We like accolades, in this case from esteemed Evil HR Lady Suzanne Lucas, to whom we linked last week: I always feel like I've won some sort of award when @walterolson links to me at @overlawyered. — Suzanne Lucas (@RealEvilHRLady)…
  • Oct 15

    “Canada may legalize drunken canoeing”

    “Canada may legalize drunken canoeing”
    Impaired operation of a powerboat can easily pose dangers for other watercraft and water users. Canoes, probably not so much. A proposed change would also exclude from “vessel” such muscle-powered conveyances as kayaks and…
Rank this Week: 26

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

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

    Penn State Hiring Announcement

    Penn State Hiring Announcement
    Penn State Law, located on Penn State’s University Park Campus, is hiring at least two new faculty members to start in Fall 2018. Penn State’s School of International Affairs and the College of Education also have searches this fall…
  • Oct 16

    Gobbledygook Is the New Argle-Bargle

    Gobbledygook Is the New Argle-Bargle
    During the oral argument in Gill v. Whitford (the Wisconsin gerrymandering case), Chief Justice Roberts expressed his disdain for evidence based on quantitative social science. “It may be simply my educational background," he said,…
  • Oct 14

    University of Alabama Legal & Constitutional History Search

    University of Alabama Legal & Constitutional History Search
    The University of Alabama History Department invites applications for a tenure-track assistant professorship in U.S. Legal/Constitutional History, time period and research specialization open. The successful candidate will be expected to…
Rank this Week: 32

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Oct 16

    In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocate

    In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocate
    Devex (Oct. 3, 2017): In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocates, by Christin Roby: In West Africa, young people are receiving training from health professionals and becoming community-based family planning…
  • Oct 13

    Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rule

    Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rule
    The Guardian (Oct. 11, 2017): Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rules On Wednesday, India's supreme court ruled against an sexual assault law exception which allowed men to have sex with girls as young as 15 years...
  • Oct 7

    Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate

    Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate
    Washington Post (Oct. 6, 2017): Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, by Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein and William Wan: In the next move on Trump's path to dismantle as many Obama-administration…
Rank this Week: 29

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 15

    The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter

    The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter
    Margareta Magnusson published a book entitled, The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning: How to Free Yourself and Your Family from a Lifetime of Clutter (2017). Provided below is a summary of the book: A charming, practical, and unsentimental…
  • Oct 15

    IRS Faulted on Scrutiny of Estate and Gift Tax Return

    IRS Faulted on Scrutiny of Estate and Gift Tax Return
    In a recent report, the Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) recommended that the IRS fix a number of current processes associated with review of estate and gift tax returns. TIGTA encouraged the IRS to strengthen its…
  • Oct 14

    Article on Successions and Title Clearing Manual 2017

    Article on Successions and Title Clearing Manual 2017
    Elizabeth Ruth Carter recently posted an Article entitled, Successions and Title Clearing Manual 2017, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: These materials have been prepared as a…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Oct 13

    Why is baseball the greatest sport in the world?

    Why is baseball the greatest sport in the world?
    Why is baseball the greatest sport? Because just when you think you’ve seen it all, you witness what the Cubs did in their playoff win over the Nationals last night. With two outs in the top of the fifth inning the Cubs saw four…
  • Oct 12

    Legal Trends Report : Referrals the leading way lawyers get client

    Legal Trends Report : Referrals the leading way lawyers get client
    Despite all the money law firms spend on Internet marketing, more people choose a lawyer by a referral from a friend, relative or another lawyer than any other method. By far. This from the 2017 Legal Trends Report, just released by…
  • Oct 2

    Law schools need to introduce social learning

    Law schools need to introduce social learning
    I’m headed back to the Midwest this week to speak to another law school class. I have to tell you, nothing gets me more jazzed than speaking to law students about the opportunities they have to use the net to learn, network and build a…
Rank this Week: 28

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 29

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree
    A global vulnerability in hotel keycard locks was a security disaster—and the opportunity of a lifetime for one burglar. The post Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree appeared first on WIRED.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 31

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Tuesday, October 17 at 10:00 am: The New America Foundation will hold an event with the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security and Pitt Cyber…
  • Oct 16

    Ten Questions that the Senate Judiciary Committee Should Ask Jeff Session

    Ten Questions that the Senate Judiciary Committee Should Ask Jeff Session
    On Wednesday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions will appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the first time since his confirmation hearing in January. To say his tenure since taking office has been rocky would be an understatement. In…
  • Oct 16

    Should We Use the ‘T-Word’ for Right-Wing Violence?

    Should We Use the ‘T-Word’ for Right-Wing Violence?
    This essay draws on a longer piece on the same subject that the author wrote for Foreign Affairs. A second essay with Lawfare, which looks at the implications of using the "T-Word," will follow.   Just over two months ago,…
Rank this Week: 34

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

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

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

    Bennett: The Art of Impeachment With A Prior Inconsistent Statement

    Bennett: The Art of Impeachment With A Prior Inconsistent Statement
    After some 400 jury trials, I have seen many attempts to impeach witness testimony – sometimes successful, sometimes not. There are many techniques one can use to impeach a witness with an inconsistent prior response. Trial lawyers tend…
  • Oct 16

    Short Take: Can Free Speech and Social Justice Co-Exist?

    Short Take: Can Free Speech and Social Justice Co-Exist?
    As part of the “Unsafe Spaces” tour being run by Spiked, a panel discussion will be held at New York Law School on November 2d, with former president of the ACLU, Nadine Strossen, as moderator. The title of the panel is…
  • Oct 16

    Sessions’ Inconsistent Consistency

    Sessions’ Inconsistent Consistency
    Just when progressives, in Congress and elsewhere, were absolutely certain that Jefferson Beauregard Sessions III was the embodiment of everything they hated because he was bent on undoing their bureaucratic shift in law, he went and did…
Rank this Week: 37

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Like Past Presidents, President Trump Runs into an Immigration Buzzsaw

    Like Past Presidents, President Trump Runs into an Immigration Buzzsaw
    Ron Elving on NPR looks at the challenges that modern American Presidents have faced with respect to immigration. "President Trump has found the many issues of immigration more vexing than he may have imagined — something Trump has in…
  • Oct 16

    Want to Fly the Friendly Skies of ICE Air?

    Want to Fly the Friendly Skies of ICE Air?
    CNN offers an inside look at ICE Air, which deports immigrants to their homelands. Passengers on ICE Air, have one-way tickets. In the past year, the United States has deported nearly 100,000 people on charter planes. With immigration arrests…
  • Oct 16

    TV dramas and sitcoms are suddenly all about immigration

    TV dramas and sitcoms are suddenly all about immigration
    Travis M. Andrews of the Washington Post writes about President Trump's impact on popular culture. A number of television shows revolving around immigration began cropping up as Donald Trump rose to the presidency. Since Trump took office,…
Rank this Week: 36

The TTABlog

The TTABlog

Covers the Trademark Trial and Appeal Board. By John L. Welch.

http://thettablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 16

    TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use

    TTAB Rejects 5-Year Acquired Distinctiveness Claim Due To Lack of Continuous Use
    In a rare opposition based on the ground of Section 2(e)(2) geographical descriptiveness, the Board rejected applicant's Section 2(f) claim of acquired distinctiveness based on five years of use, finding that applicant's use had not been…
  • Oct 13

    GREATER OMAHA Not Confusable With OMAHA STEAKS for Meat, Says TTAB

    GREATER OMAHA Not Confusable With OMAHA STEAKS for Meat, Says TTAB
    In a 74-page opinion, the Board dismissed an opposition to the mark GREATER OMAHA & Design, shown below left, finding the mark not likely to cause confusion with the registered mark OMAHA STEAKS, both for meat. However, it sustained…
  • Oct 12

    Precedential No. 32: TTAB Defers Decision on Motion to Strike Testimony Declaration

    Precedential No. 32: TTAB Defers Decision on Motion to Strike Testimony Declaration
    In this consolidated proceeding concerning the mark LEHMAN BROTHERS, Tiger Lily Ventures Ltd. moved to strike certain testimony and evidence submitted by Barclays Capital Inc. during the latter's case-in-chief, on both procedural and…
Rank this Week: 38

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • Oct 15

    PwC: Law Firms Are Falling Behind on Technology, Client Expectation

    PwC: Law Firms Are Falling Behind on Technology, Client Expectation
    A new report by the Big Four accounting giant has found that Big Law firms are failing to adequately invest in cutting-edge technologies.       
  • Oct 13

    Black Harvard Law Grads Are Doing Fine (Mostly)

    Black Harvard Law Grads Are Doing Fine (Mostly)
    We know the number of blacks in the profession is still abysmal, but what about those who graduate from tippy-top law schools? Do they enjoy an advantage?       
  • Oct 12

    Ex-Grant & Eisenhofer Lawyer Blasts Claims He Stole Whistleblower Client

    Ex-Grant & Eisenhofer Lawyer Blasts Claims He Stole Whistleblower Client
    Denying allegations that he stole a lucrative whistleblower client on his way out of Grant & Eisenhofer, former director Reuben Guttman on Tuesday accused the plaintiffs firm of rehashing old claims and using a recent breach-of-contract…
Rank this Week: 35

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Oct 9

    International Law Weekend 2017 - Program and Registration Information

    International Law Weekend 2017 - Program and Registration Information
    The American Branch of the International Law Association (AmBranch or ABILA) and the International Law Students Association (ILSA) are about to host yet another edition of the popular and well-worth-your-time International Law Weekend from…
  • Sep 27

    Cherif Bassiouni, a Giant in the Field of International Criminal Law, has Died at Age 79

    Cherif Bassiouni, a Giant in the Field of International Criminal Law, has Died at Age 79
    We are still stunned by the sad news of the passing of Professor M. Cherif Bassiouni. Born in Cairo, Egypt in 1937, M. Cherif Bassiouni immigrated to the United States in 1962. He was an Emeritus Professor of Law at...
  • Sep 27

    Lawyers Can Help Puerto Rico and Other Places Hit by Hurricane

    Lawyers Can Help Puerto Rico and Other Places Hit by Hurricane
    The American Bar Association Section of International Law was scheduled to meet next month in San Juan in a pre-meeting module just prior to its Fall Meeting in Miami. That meeting in San Juan has been postponed because of the...
Rank this Week: 33

Charlotte Law Library News

Charlotte Law Library News

Covers research, books and library news. From the Charlotte School of Law library team.

http://charlottelawlibrary.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 39

Lumen

Lumen

Features copyright, patent, trademark and trade secret cease and desist notices. A project of the Berkman Klein Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University.

https://www.lumendatabase.org/
Rank this Week: 40

Fitapelli Kurta News

Fitapelli Kurta News

Features stock fraud news.

http://stopbrokerfraud.com/news/
  • Oct 16

    Michael Molinaro Recently Received a Customer complaint

    Michael Molinaro Recently Received a Customer complaint
    Publicly available records published by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 13, 2017 indicate that New York-based Network 1 Financial broker Michael Molinaro has received resolved or pending customer…
  • Oct 16

    Richard Baum Received a Pending Complaint for Over-Concentrating a Customers Account

    Richard Baum Received a Pending Complaint for Over-Concentrating a Customers Account
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 13, 2017 indicate that Massachusetts-based Janney Montgomery Scott broker/adviser Richard Baum has received a pending customer…
  • Oct 16

    Douglas Davis Has Received a Pending Customer Dispute

    Douglas Davis Has Received a Pending Customer Dispute
    Publicly available records provided by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) and accessed on October 13, 2017 indicate that Colorado-based Edward Jones broker/adviser Douglas Davis has received a pending customer dispute.…
Rank this Week: 47

Patently-O

Patently-O

Covers patents, claim drafting tips, patent cases, patent legislation and patent prosecution. By Dennis Crouch.

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 16

    Oil States and SAS arguments set for November 27

    Oil States and SAS arguments set for November 27
    Oral arguments for both Oil States Energy Services, LLC v. Greene’s Energy Group, LLC, No. 16-712 and SAS Institute Inc. v. Matal, No. 16-969, have been set for November 27, 2017. Oil States challenges the AIA trial…
  • Oct 15

    Application Pendency

    Application Pendency
    The chart below shows the pendency timing for issued US patents — looking particularly at the time from priority filing (including foreign priority claims) until issuance of the US patent.  To smooth the chart a bit, I…
  • Oct 12

    Impact of the 15-year Design Patent Term

    Impact of the 15-year Design Patent Term
    If I were preparing to file a design patent around early May 2015, I might have held-off a bit on the filing to pass the May 13, 2015 threshold.  Design patents stemming from applications filed on or after that date have a…
Rank this Week: 42

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: 48

Indian Corporate Law

Indian Corporate Law

Reviews Indian corporate and business law. By Umakanth V.

https://indiacorplaw.in/
  • Oct 15

    Call for submissions for the 10th volume of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law

    Call for submissions for the 10th volume of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law
    [Announcement on behalf of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law] The Board of Editors of the Indian Journal of International Economic Law (IJIEL) is pleased to invite original and unpublished manuscripts for publication in Volume…
  • Oct 15

    FDI in the Aviation Sector

    FDI in the Aviation Sector
    Jae Woon Lee and I have a working paper titled “Skies Half Open: Foreign Investment in India’s Airline Industry”, the abstract of which is as follows: The foreign investment regime governing the airline industry has been the…
  • Oct 14

    The Curious Case of Homebuyers under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016

    The Curious Case of Homebuyers under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016
    [Manaswi Agarwal is an advocate based in New Delhi and Aayush Mitruka is an advocate based in Mumbai] One of the crucial issues which has emerged and is widely talked about under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (Code) relates to the…
Rank this Week: 43

The White Law Group's Securities…

The White Law Group's Securities Fraud Blog

Covers securities fraud cases, investment fraud practices and securities industry regulations.

http://www.whitesecuritieslaw.com/securities-fraud/blog/
  • Oct 13

    Steven John Meyer Barred from Securities Industry

    Steven John Meyer Barred from Securities Industry
    Steven John Meyer, Recovery of Investment Losses According to the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Steven John Meyer of Staten Island, New York, has been barred from the securities industry. In August, Steven John Meyer was barred by…
  • Oct 12

    Variable Annuity Switching – Securities Fraud Lawyer

    Variable Annuity Switching – Securities Fraud Lawyer
    Investment Losses due to Variable Annuity Switching Have you been a victim of Variable Annuity Switching? If so, The White Law Group may be able to assist you in the recovery of your investment losses. An annuity is a form of insurance that…
  • Oct 12

    Summit Healthcare REIT Investment Losses – Securities Fraud Lawyer

    Summit Healthcare REIT Investment Losses – Securities Fraud Lawyer
    Investigating Potential Claims involving Summit Healthcare REIT Did you lose money investing in Summit Healthcare REIT at the recommendation of your broker? If so, the securities attorney at The White Law Group may be able to help you recover…
Rank this Week: 51