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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/
  • Feb 16

    Another Day, Another Marital Affair Allegation Against Trump

    Another Day, Another Marital Affair Allegation Against Trump
    The New Yorker reports on an affair Donald Trump had with a Playboy Model while he was married to Melania, just months after Barron was born. This story, which had been purchased from McDougal before the election but never publicly…
  • Feb 16

    4th Cir. Appeals Court Rejects Trump's Muslim Ban

    4th Cir. Appeals Court Rejects Trump's Muslim Ban
    The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Virginia voted 8 to 4 against Donald Trump's third version of a travel ban on Muslims from specific countries. Trump signed the third ban in September. Unlike the first two versions, which…
  • Feb 14

    Filming Day, Open Thread

    Filming Day, Open Thread
    I'm filming today and will be home late tomorrow night. The East coast weather sure is humid. No, I'm not in a fancy place like NY or Miami. I'll give details later, assuming I don't end up on the cutting room floor. Here's a... [[ This is…
Rank this Week: 2

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: 3

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/
  • Feb 21

    Who You Gonna Call? — See Also

    Who You Gonna Call? — See Also
    WE'VE MADE A HELPFUL CHART TO HELP IN-HOUSE COUNSEL KNOW WHEN THEY SHOULD CALL IN THE BIG GUNS: Well, "helpful" might be an exaggeration. REGARDLESS OF WHERE YOU STAND ON #METOO, THIS "PUNISHMENT" HELPS NOBODY: A bunch of women accuse a guy…
  • Feb 21

    Thanks So Very Much To All Of Our Amazing Advertiser

    Thanks So Very Much To All Of Our Amazing Advertiser
    We’d like to express gratitude to our wonderful sponsors here at Above the Law.
  • Feb 21

    Yes, Chief Justice Burger Said That

    Yes, Chief Justice Burger Said That
    Yes, he was appointed by Richard Nixon.
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Short Sale Fraud Indictment Alleging Non-Arms Length Transaction

    Short Sale Fraud Indictment Alleging Non-Arms Length Transaction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Gary P. DeCicco, 59, Nahant, Massachusetts, and Pamela M. Avedisian, 54, Nahant, Massachusetts, were charged in an indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud in connection…
  • Jan 16

    Inflated Purchase Prices Kink LTVs in Guilty Plea

    Inflated Purchase Prices Kink LTVs in Guilty Plea
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Abolghasseni “Abe” Alizadeh, 59, Granite Bay, California, pleaded guilty  to wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements to a federally insured financial institution. According to court…
  • Jan 16

    Foreclosure Rescue Schemer Pleads Guilty

    Foreclosure Rescue Schemer Pleads Guilty
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Sergio Roman Barrientos, 64, Poway, California pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution and bank fraud. According to court documents, from about September 2004 through…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 21

    Wallace & Glogower: Shades Of Basic Income

    Wallace & Glogower: Shades Of Basic Income
    Clint Wallace (South Carolina) & Ari D. Glogower (Ohio State), Shades of Basic Income: The basic income concept, at a high level of generality, has generated increasing interest among scholars, policymakers, and members of the public…
  • Feb 21

    The Key To Law Student Well-Being? We Have To Love Our Law Student

    The Key To Law Student Well-Being? We Have To Love Our Law Student
    David B. Jaffe (American), The Key to Law Student Well-Being? We Have to Love Our Law Students: Anyone paying attention has moved well beyond guesswork regarding the health of our law students. A recent survey focusing on law student…
  • Feb 21

    Galle: Design And Implementation Of A Charitable Regulation Regime

    Galle: Design And Implementation Of A Charitable Regulation Regime
    Brian D. Galle (Georgetown), Design and Implementation of a Charitable Regulation Regime: Why is regulation of charity so pervasive? Is regulation justifiable from a perspective of economic theory? How can it be squared with the fundamentally…
Rank this Week: 6

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 7

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Feb 21

    [Eugene Volokh] "We Are Not Crows" -- and yet ....

    [Eugene Volokh] "We Are Not Crows" -- and yet ....
    From Holley v. Holley, decided a few months ago by the Louisiana Court of Appeals: As to Mr. Holley's objection to relocation, she determined that "the intention of the legislature was the distance to mean traveling distance and not…
  • Feb 21

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Can the Trump Administration Ban Bump Stocks?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Can the Trump Administration Ban Bump Stocks?
    President Trump apparently wants to ban "bump stocks." Specifically, he has instructed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to have the Department of Justice interpret existing federal law to include bump stocks in the definition of a "machinegun."…
  • Feb 20

    [Eugene Volokh] The Two Sides of Collective Bargaining: A Way of Looking at the First Amendment Question in Janu

    [Eugene Volokh] The Two Sides of Collective Bargaining: A Way of Looking at the First Amendment Question in Janu
    In Janus v. AFSCME, the Supreme Court is considering: Does it violate the First Amendment for a public employer to require employees to pay union agency fees, which will cover the costs of collective bargaining and contract administration? In…
Rank this Week: 8

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Feb 21

    Shamim on Judicial Activism in Pakistan

    Shamim on Judicial Activism in Pakistan
    Syed Jazib Shamim (University of Karachi) has posted A Review on Judicial Activism in Pakistan on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Judicial activism is a broader term used to define the process of judicial review i.e. a constitutional power…
  • Feb 21

    Krishnakumar on the Roberts Court & the Avoidance Canon

    Krishnakumar on the Roberts Court & the Avoidance Canon
    Anita S. Krishnakumar (St. John's University - School of Law) has posted Passive Avoidance on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In its nascent years, the Roberts Court quickly developed a reputation — and drew sharp criticism — for using the...
  • Feb 21

    Alston on Populism & Human Right

    Alston on Populism & Human Right
    Philip Alston (New York University School of Law) has posted The Populist Challenge to Human Rights (Journal of Human Rights Practice, Volume 9, Issue 1, 1 February 2017, Pages 1–15) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The nationalistic,…
Rank this Week: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Feb 21

    Pennsylvania legislators again ask US Supreme Court to block redistricting order

    Pennsylvania legislators again ask US Supreme Court to block redistricting order
    Pennsylvania Senate President Pro Tempore Joe Scarnati and House Speaker Mike Turzai [official bios] on Wednesday asked the US Supreme Court [official website] to stay [petition, PDF] an earlier decision by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court…
  • Feb 21

    Ireland Cabinet agrees to draft legislation on abortion referendum

    Ireland Cabinet agrees to draft legislation on abortion referendum
    The Irish Cabinet on Tuesday agreed to draft [press release] legislation on a referendum aimed at repealing the Eighth Amendment in the Ireland Constitution [text, PDF] on abortion. The amendment grants equal right to life to pregnant women…
  • Feb 21

    Supreme Court rules in attorney's fees case

    Supreme Court rules in attorney's fees case
    The US Supreme Court ruled [opinion, PDF] 5-4 Wednesday in Murphy v. Smith [SCOTUSblog materials] that federal law [text] requires district courts to apply up to 25 percent of the judgment to attorney’s fees in prisoner civil rights…
Rank this Week: 11

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 3

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017
    More than a decade ago, The Wall Street Journal launched Law Blog. It had a simple name but a novel approach to legal coverage in the pre-Twitter era. The goal: to deliver readers interested in national legal affairs the latest news and rapid…
  • Jul 3

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017
    More than a decade ago, The Wall Street Journal launched Law Blog. It had a simple name but a novel approach to legal coverage in the pre-Twitter era. The goal: to deliver readers interested in national legal affairs the latest news and rapid…
  • Jun 21

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham
    The former head of the Justice Department’s criminal division is joining the law firm Latham & Watkins, the firm announced on Wednesday, making the firm now home to two former assistant attorney generals for the criminal division,…
Rank this Week: 12

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 14

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
  • Feb 21

    "9th Circ. Finds Receipt Suit Falls Short Under Spokeo"

    "9th Circ. Finds Receipt Suit Falls Short Under Spokeo"
    "9th Circ. Finds Receipt Suit Falls Short Under Spokeo": Melissa Daniels of Law360.com has this report (subscription required for full access) on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued today.
  • Feb 21

    "Kansas can't cut off Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood, appeals court rules"

    "Kansas can't cut off Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood, appeals court rules"
    "Kansas can't cut off Medicaid money to Planned Parenthood, appeals court rules": Bryan Lowry of The Kansas City Star has this report. Allison Kite of The Topeka Capital-Journal has an article headlined "Federal court: Kansas can't sever…
  • Feb 21

    "WV Supreme Court in 'transition,' cancels WVU trip"

    "WV Supreme Court in 'transition,' cancels WVU trip"
    "WV Supreme Court in 'transition,' cancels WVU trip": The Charleston (W. Va.) Gazette-Mail has an article that begins, "Days after West Virginia Supreme Court justices abruptly ousted the court's chief justice, they have decided to cancel the…
Rank this Week: 15

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    At the Wednesday Night Cafe...

    At the Wednesday Night Cafe...
    ... you can say all your Wednesday things.
  • Feb 21

    Who are the good trolls?

    Who are the good trolls?
    The results from yesterday's poll after 505 responses:Discuss these results any way you like. You can still go back and respond to the poll. I deliberately avoided expressing an opinion in the post or the comments, but you can figure out…
  • Feb 21

    Not feeling the Burns.

    Not feeling the Burns.
    "Michael Screnock, Rebecca Dallet advance in SCOWIS primary."Tim Burns, who took the unusual approach of running as a Democrat and taking partisan stands on issues, was eliminated.
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Oct 13

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference
    National Business Law Scholars Conference Thursday & Friday, June 21-22, 2018 Call for Papers The National Business Law Scholars Conference...
  • Jun 26

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill
    I know most bloggers today are consumed with the June avalanche of Supreme Court opinions and cert grants, but something...
  • May 25

    AALS BA Call for Paper

    AALS BA Call for Paper
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Business Associations Institutional Investors and Corporate Governance AALS Annual Meeting, January 5, 2018 The...
Rank this Week: 17

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Feb 21

    Saipan Governor: "I Didn't Lie" About Unpaid Worker

    Saipan Governor: "I Didn't Lie" About Unpaid Worker
    But representatives of workers don't buy it. Thanks again to Aaron Halegua for the latest. rb
  • Feb 21

    Schneider on Negotiating While Female

    Schneider on Negotiating While Female
    Andrea Schneider (Marquette) busts some myths about women negotiating salaries in her new article (SMU L. Rev.), just posted on SSRN, Negotiating While Female. Here's the abstract: Why are women paid less than men? Prevailing ethos…
  • Feb 21

    Southampton Law Looking for LEL Ph.D. Folk

    Southampton Law Looking for LEL Ph.D. Folk
    Southampton Law School (southeast of London is searching for two positions: Pay transparency & gender pay differences: devising an effective regulatory framework -closing date: 28/02/2018. Addressing the impact of new forms of work on…
Rank this Week: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 19

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 20

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Rev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99

    Rev. Billy Graham Dies At Age 99
    The New York Times chronicling his life, reports this morning:The Rev. Billy Graham, a North Carolina farmer’s son who preached to millions in stadium events he called crusades, becoming a pastor to presidents and the…
  • Feb 21

    Suit Challenges Ban On Lesbian Foster Parents In Federally Funded Refugee Program

    Suit Challenges Ban On Lesbian Foster Parents In Federally Funded Refugee Program
    A lawsuit was filed yesterday against the federal government and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops challenging discrimination against same-sex couples in administration of the Unaccompanied Refugee Minor Program and the Unaccompanied…
  • Feb 21

    Injunction Against Serving As Temple Director Upheld

    Injunction Against Serving As Temple Director Upheld
    In Sikh Temple Turlock, California v. Chahal, (CA App, Feb 20, 2018), a California state appeals court upheld the trial court's resolution of a governance dispute between two factions in a Sikh Temple.  As described by the…
Rank this Week: 21

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Long v. Pfister 17-991 Issue: Whether there are exceptions to the Supreme Court’s ruling in Napue v. Illinois that would allow a criminal defendant to be convicted based on perjury that…
  • Feb 21

    Argument transcript

    Argument transcript
    The transcript in Rosales-Mireles v. United States is available on the Supreme Court’s website; the transcript in Dahda v. United States is also available.   The post Argument transcripts appeared first on SCOTUSblog.
  • Feb 21

    Argument preview: Justices to consider whether probable cause defeats claims of retaliatory arrest for First-Amendment-protected expression

    Argument preview: Justices to consider whether probable cause defeats claims of retaliatory arrest for First-Amendment-protected expression
    On November 15, 2006, Fane Lozman rose to speak during the public-comments portion of a regular public meeting of the City Council of Riviera Beach, Florida. What followed was anything but a run-of-the-mill discussion about the intricacies of…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Feb 21

    Judging Access to the Court System

    Judging Access to the Court System
    A very curious lawsuit is currently playing out in Chicago, involving four different state and federal courts. It should be of interest to anyone who teaches or follows developments in First Amendment law, federal court abstention, or court…
  • Feb 20

    Sponsored Post: How to teach international law

    Sponsored Post: How to teach international law
    The following post is by Jens David Ohlin, Vice Dean and Professor of Law at Cornell Law School. It is sponsored by West Academic. There are multiple approaches to teaching international law. One option is to stick with the doctrine and get…
  • Feb 20

    2018 Research Scholar Position, Columbia Law and Economics of Capital Markets Program

    2018 Research Scholar Position, Columbia Law and Economics of Capital Markets Program
    The Columbia Law School/Columbia Business School Program in the Law and Economics of Capital Markets is seeking a full time Capital Markets Research Fellow. The appointment will run from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020. This position is…
Rank this Week: 23

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
  • Feb 21

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Georgia Law School Yanying Zhang, Visiting Scholar, University of Georgia School of Law, presents today. Vanderbilt University Law School Leslie Kendrick, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, University...
  • Feb 19

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Wisconsin Law School Ingrid Eagly, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, David J. Epstein Program in Public Interest Law and Policy, UCLA School of Law, presents today: Detaining...
  • Feb 18

    Administrative-Private Law Interface in IP – Cambridge, MA

    Administrative-Private Law Interface in IP – Cambridge, MA
    The Project on the Foundations of Private Law at Harvard Law School and the University of Texas School of Law host Administrative-Private Law Interface in IP March 29, 2018. Intellectual...
Rank this Week: 24

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

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

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

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

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case
    This infographic touches on several issues in Scott Panetti's case in a visual fashion: Earlier coverage of Scott Panetti's case begins at the link. All prior coverage is in the Scott Panetti category index. The Supreme Court established…
Rank this Week: 25

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • Feb 21

    25 Years In, Litigation Boutique Bartlit Beck Has New Leadership

    25 Years In, Litigation Boutique Bartlit Beck Has New Leadership
    Jason Peltz, who has spent most of his career as a litigator with Bartlit Beck, has become the firm's new managing partner. Longtime firm leader and former managing partner Skip Herman has assumed the role of…
  • Feb 21

    Sorry Clients: Higher Law Firm Billing Rates Really Do Pay Off

    Sorry Clients: Higher Law Firm Billing Rates Really Do Pay Off
    An analysis by Citi Private Bank's Law Firm Group shows the advantage of aggressively raising published billing rates.       
  • Feb 21

    Law Firm Recruitment Activity Steady, But Summer Programs Shrink

    Law Firm Recruitment Activity Steady, But Summer Programs Shrink
    A new survey by the National Association for Law Placement finds that entry-level recruitment efforts across law firms remain steady and robust following a period of volatility following the recession, suggesting that growth efforts by law…
Rank this Week: 26

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 21

    What Happens to Cryptocurrencies When You Die?

    What Happens to Cryptocurrencies When You Die?
    Blockchain removes intermediaries from transactions. For the most part that’s a good thing – but it can also have unintended consequences. For example, cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin flow between people much like paper money would…
  • Feb 21

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Zheng v Your New Car Calgary…
  • Feb 20

    An Ethical Jury? Reflections on the Acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the Murder/Manslaughter of Colten Boushie

    An Ethical Jury? Reflections on the Acquittal of Gerald Stanley for the Murder/Manslaughter of Colten Boushie
    We understand the ethical duties of lawyers and judges in a criminal trial – what they ought to do, what their office requires of them. Sure, we argue about the details (e.g., me on prosecutors), but in general we know what defence…
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week!

    Never Too Late: if you missed the IPKat last week!
    If you didn't have time last week read the IPKat, not to worry: the 183rd edition of Never Too Late is out!!PatentsIn a two-part report, the AmeriKat exfoliates the decision in L'Oreal v RN Ventures [2018] EWHC 173, in which Mr Justice Carr…
  • Feb 20

    Around the IP Blogs!

    Around the IP Blogs!
    It is time for the IPKat's tour of IP around the web! [Week 5-11 February]Let's first focus on copyright. Can You Copyright a Pose? In the past, this question has already been dealt with in case-law but Michael Risch (Written Description…
  • Feb 19

    Has Europe turned into the Eastern District of Texas? New study shows NPE activity has risen 19% year-on-year

    Has Europe turned into the Eastern District of Texas? New study shows NPE activity has risen 19% year-on-year
    Are the rain clouds of US NPE litigation gatheringover Europe and will Brussels act?  Does Europe have a patent troll problem? It depends on who you ask and if you think trolls, non-practicing entities (NPEs) or patent assertion…
Rank this Week: 28

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Feb 21

    2018 Economic Report of the President

    2018 Economic Report of the President
    Economic Report of the President Together with The Annual Report of the Council of Economic Advisers February 2018 The report “overviews the nation’s economic progress using text and extensive data appendices. The Economic Report…
  • Feb 21

    Commentary – The Shallowness of Google Translate

    Commentary – The Shallowness of Google Translate
    The Atlantic: The Shallowness of Google Translate – The program uses state-of-the-art AI techniques, but simple tests show that it’s a long way from real understanding. “…The practical utility of Google Translate and…
  • Feb 21

    Video – The Temple of Knowledge – NYPL branch custodian and his family lived in the library

    Video – The Temple of Knowledge – NYPL branch custodian and his family lived in the library
    “Ronald Clark’s father was custodian of a branch of the New York Public Library at a time when caretakers, along with their families, lived in the buildings. With his daughter, Jamilah, Ronald remembers literally growing up in a…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Feb 21

    Twitter as a news feed versus following everyone following you

    Twitter as a news feed versus following everyone following you
    I am beginning to use Twitter more and more as a source of news and information from people and organizations I trust. As part of doing so, I am whittling down the number of people I follow on Twitter to a more manageable number. By…
  • Feb 18

    Job security is a myth for lawyers without a personal brand

    Job security is a myth for lawyers without a personal brand
    I talked with a highly respected legal professional last Friday who was recently let go by his law firm. He had been employed by the firm for four or five years and employed by similar large law firms for a couple decades before. A couple…
  • Feb 13

    Institute for the Future of Law Practice Steps in Where Law Schools Struggle

    Institute for the Future of Law Practice Steps in Where Law Schools Struggle
    Leave it to legal tech innovator and law professor, Bill Henderson to be part of a new nonprofit, the Institute for the Future of Law Practice, that will coordinate the entry level law school market around an updated and modernized…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Feb 19

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)

    What Are they Hiding? (Turkish Edition)
    Marcy Wheeler is very smart. And while she’s not giving to mincing words, she is also not a wild-eye conspiracist. So I sat up when I saw Meanwhile, Over In Turkey . . ., her blog post on Secretary of … Continue reading…
  • Feb 14

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type

    Micropayments of a New and Pernicious Type
    Many of us predicted long ago that the future of journalism was online micropayments – pay fractions of a cent an article instead of being bombarded with ads. What we didn’t see coming was this strategy by Salon: if you ……
  • Feb 7

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy

    10 Things You Can Do to Protect e-Privacy & Autonomy
    At UM’s Data Privacy Day event I made 10 suggestions about what you can do to protect your e-privacy and autonomy.  Here they are: Trust cyber-civil liberties NGOs like EFF to recommend things to use and to do. If you ……
Rank this Week: 31

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: 32

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Feb 21

    Attention University of Chicago faculty: the University is about to really stick it to the non-tenure-track faculty

    Attention University of Chicago faculty: the University is about to really stick it to the non-tenure-track faculty
    A colleague asked me to share this letter from the AAUP chapter here, which I am very happy to do: Dear Colleagues, In recent days our attention has been focused on the administration’s refusal to acknowledge the decision of our...
  • Feb 21

    Steven Pinker's latest bit of ideological obfuscation on behalf of capitalism...

    Steven Pinker's latest bit of ideological obfuscation on behalf of capitalism...
    ....wins rave reviews from billionaire capitalist! Who would have guessed? I understand that Pinker once upon a time did serious work, but starting with his polemic against putative skeptics about human nature (by which he really meant…
  • Feb 21

    Uninformative PGR update

    Uninformative PGR update
    I know that PGR co-editor Christopher Pynes recently asked Wiley-Blackwell about the production schedule; under the terms of the contract, as I understood it, it really should have been on-line by now. I hope it will be on-line imminently.…
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Feb 21

    FAN 179 (First Amendment News) Does existing First Amendment law endanger our national security and sovereignty? Prof. Hasen says ye

    FAN 179 (First Amendment News) Does existing First Amendment law endanger our national security and sovereignty? Prof. Hasen says ye
    The [Muller] indictment . . . described how fraudulent Russian accounts on Twitter tried to push real Americans into action. The indictment said the fake Twitter account @March_for_Trump had organized political rallies for Mr. Trump in New…
  • Feb 20

    FAN 178.1 (First Amendment News) Stanton Foundation — $$$ Funder of First Amendment Cause

    FAN 178.1 (First Amendment News) Stanton Foundation — $$$ Funder of First Amendment Cause
    When it comes to funding First Amendment causes, few foundations can rival the recent outlays of the Stanton Foundation (a later post will highlight the philanthropic work of Knight Foundation). In a future post, I welcome the chance to…
  • Feb 20

    West Ford

    West Ford
    I’ve posted previously about West Ford, a slave owned by Bushrod Washington’s mother who may have been fathered by the Justice. (Bushrod gave him over 100 acres of land in his will.) The descendants of West Ford argue that he may…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Feb 21

    In passing: David Caron (1952-2018)

    In passing: David Caron (1952-2018)
    The sudden news of the passing of my dear friend and colleague, Dr. David Caron, fills me with sad thoughts and happy memories. Years ago, when I was starting out in international law, David – then a chaired professor at Berkeley, the…
  • Feb 16

    Launching the Winter 2018 Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN

    Launching the Winter 2018 Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN
    Elise Ketelaars and Catherine O’Rourke We are delighted to present a new issue of the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on the Social Sciences Research Network. The issue broadly addresses the fields…
  • Feb 15

    On the Job! LSE seeks Professor in Dept. of Gender Studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Peace & Security

    On the Job! LSE seeks Professor in Dept. of Gender Studies and Director of the Centre for Women, Peace & Security
    On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows: ► Applications are welcome for the position of a Professorship in the Department of Gender Studies (0.5 FTE) and a Directorship of the Centre for Women, Peace and…
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Alkiviadou on Regulating Hate Speech in the EU @NatalieAlk

    Alkiviadou on Regulating Hate Speech in the EU @NatalieAlk
    Natalie Alkiviadou, University of Central Lancashire, UCLan, Cyprus, has published Regulating Hate Speech in the EU in Online Hate Speech in the European Union. A Discourse-Analytic Perspective: Springer briefs in Linguistics (2017). Here is…
  • Feb 15

    Michael Geist Analyzes the Bell Coalition's Website Blocking Plan @mgeist

    Michael Geist Analyzes the Bell Coalition's Website Blocking Plan @mgeist
    Michael Geist, Professor of Law at the University of Ottawa Law School, examines a plan proposing website blocking without judicial intervention, that would, say supporters, more effectively fight piracy. Here are his posts providing analysis…
  • Feb 15

    Anders on The "Fighting Words" Doctrine @KellyLynnAnder

    Anders on The "Fighting Words" Doctrine @KellyLynnAnder
    Kelly Lynn Anders, Jackson County Law Library, Inc., has published The 'Fighting Words Doctrine' at 75: Why It Still Lacks Punch at Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 19 (January 2018). Here is the abstract. This essay provides a…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Feb 9

    Congratulations to Bruce Green!

    Congratulations to Bruce Green!
    I received this very happy news yesterday from my colleague, Susan Fortney: Congratulations to our friend and ethics guru Professor Bruce Green on his selection as the recipient of the 2018 Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award.…
  • Feb 6

    FISC rule on candor

    FISC rule on candor
    There's been lots of discussion about the duty of candor in submissions to the US Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court. Rule 13 has relevant provisions, as do Rules 7 and 11(b).
  • Jan 22

    Florida Facebook Friend

    Florida Facebook Friend
    The Orlando Sentinel published my oped (with the paper’s headline) concerning the Florida Supreme Court case that will decide whether a judge may be Facebook friends with lawyers who appear before the judge. The heart of the piece is…
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Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog

Maryland Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Feb 21

    Getting Medical Records Admitted at Trial | New Maryland Appellate Opinion

    Getting Medical Records Admitted at Trial | New Maryland Appellate Opinion
    Last week in Lamalfa v. Hearn, the Maryland Court of Appeals held that medical records could be admitted over hearsay objections when the records are relied on by an expert witness and the records satisfy 4 conditions of Maryland Rule…
  • Feb 19

    Suing Maryland Nursing Homes for Abuse and Neglect

    Suing Maryland Nursing Homes for Abuse and Neglect
    Most of my blogs posts are directed at Maryland nursing home lawyers and other plaintiffs’ lawyers. This blog post is directed to Maryland victims of nursing home neglect and abuse.  They want to know if they can sue, who they can…
  • Feb 8

    Court Finds for Victim Against Encompass in Uninsured Motorist Claim

    Court Finds for Victim Against Encompass in Uninsured Motorist Claim
    In Duckett-Murray v. Encompass Ins. Co. of Am., Encompass did is best effort to try to refuse coverage when its insured need it after thirty years of receiving premiums from its insured. This has to be the least shocking development…
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Gilenya of Novarti

    Gilenya of Novarti
    Novartis’s (NVS) Gilenya reported sales of $825 .0 million in 4Q17, which is a year-over-year (or YoY) drop of 1.0% on a constant currency basis. On April 12, 2017, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled…
  • Feb 20

    Interesting "improper attribution" case brewing

    Interesting "improper attribution" case brewing
    See the piece by Colleen Flaherty titled ‘Here We Are Again’ relating to a post at IEEE [Did You Know? Computer Matchmaking Started in the 1960s ] relating to lack of attribution of research for the book Programmed Inequality:…
  • Feb 20

    Arendi loses appeal in matter of US Patent 6,323,853

    Arendi loses appeal in matter of US Patent 6,323,853
    The outcomeThe Petitioners Google LLC, Motorola Mobility LLC,and Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. requested inter partesreview of Claims 1-79 (all the claims) of U.S. Patent No.6,323,853 (“the ’853 patent”) owned by Arendi…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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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
  • Jan 10

    Social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations: Panel at Build Peace 2017

    Social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations: Panel at Build Peace 2017
    I was invited to take part, over Skype video, in a panel on social media, viral news and the future of peace negotiations at Build Peace 2017, held early December in Bogota, Colombia. My great disappointment at not being able to attend in…
  • Nov 28

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant

    Frontier Issues: Some thoughts from 2012, still relevant
    In early 2012, Patrick Meier emailed me (and I think a few others) asking the following questions: If you had some of the most cutting edge software developers at your disposal and funding were not an issue, what major software/computing…
  • Oct 16

    Social media and government

    Social media and government
    Was invited by out-going Director General of the Government Information Department Ranga Kalansooriya late Sunday night to give a presentation the next day on social media and its importance for government officials, at a workshop organised…
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Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Feb 21

    February 21 roundup

    February 21 roundup
    Minimum 18 age for marriage, stadium subsidies, bill requiring landlords to distribute voter registration material, dollar-home programs, and more in my latest Maryland policy roundup [Free State Notes; earlier on NJ first-in-nation ban on…
  • Feb 20

    Spend $3,000 on a vacation? Your call. On an investment? No way!

    Spend $3,000 on a vacation? Your call. On an investment? No way!
    “The SEC’s ‘accredited investor standard’ effectively means that most Americans — unless they have at least $1 million in assets or $200,000 in annual income — are increasingly cut off from investment…
  • Feb 20

    Housing roundup

    Housing roundup
    “One year ago, Portland enacted inclusionary zoning. One year later, “apartment construction in Portland has fallen off a cliff.”” [@michael_hendrix citing Dirk VanderHart, Portland Mercury] Better policy is to focus…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 21

    Li: Exclusion from Protection as a Refugee

    Li: Exclusion from Protection as a Refugee
    Yao Li (Univ. of Potsdam - Law) has published Exclusion from Protection as a Refugee: An Approach to a Harmonizing Interpretation in International Law (Brill | Nijhoff 2017). Here's the abstract: In Exclusion from Protection as a Refugee, Yao…
  • Feb 21

    Popa: Patterns of Treaty Interpretation as Anti-Fragmentation Tool

    Popa: Patterns of Treaty Interpretation as Anti-Fragmentation Tool
    Liliana Popa has published Patterns of Treaty Interpretation as Anti-Fragmentation Tools: A Comparative Analysis with a Special Focus on the ECtHR, WTO and ICJ (Springer 2018). Here's the abstract:This book investigates whether treaty…
  • Feb 21

    Mačák: Silent War: Applicability of the Jus in Bello to Military Space Operation

    Mačák: Silent War: Applicability of the Jus in Bello to Military Space Operation
    Kubo Mačák (Univ. of Exeter) has posted Silent War: Applicability of the Jus in Bello to Military Space Operations (International Law Studies, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:There are no molecules of air that could carry sound…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Feb 20

    Van Der Zwaan Plea and Statement of the Offense

    Van Der Zwaan Plea and Statement of the Offense
    Hey, if the Office of Special Counsel can't decide the proper capitalization of his name, don't expect me to. Here are the Van Der Zwaan Plea Agreement and the Van Der Zwaan Statement of the Offense. (wisenberg)
  • Feb 20

    Mueller Strikes Again

    Mueller Strikes Again
    Special Counsel Mueller's office has charged Alex Van Der Zwann, apparently a former Skadden associate, with violating 18 U.S.C. Section 1001, for lying to FBI Special Agents about his conversations with Richard Gates and an unnamed…
  • Feb 18

    Mueller's Investigation & Recent Russian Indictment

    Mueller's Investigation & Recent Russian Indictment
    The speaking indictments of this past week provide a clear trail to Russian individuals and entities allegedly interfering in the 2016 Presidential election. The choice of charges, which include conspiracy to defraud, are no surprise. An…
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