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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/
  • Dec 8

    Reuters: Repubs.May Cut Up to $28 Billion in Medicare If Tax Bill Passe

    Reuters: Repubs.May Cut Up to $28 Billion in Medicare If Tax Bill Passe
    Republicans voters are so clueless and gullible. They actually believe tax cuts for the wealthy will trickle down to them, that Medicare is an entitlement program. They also don't care that their leaders talk out of both sides of their…
  • Dec 8

    Friday Open Thread

    Friday Open Thread
    I'm sure there's news to discuss today. Here's an open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Dec 7

    Al Franken Resign

    Al Franken Resign
    Democrats just shot themselves in the foot. After his fellow Congresspersons began calling on Al Franken to resign, Al Franken has done just that. What a loss from a policy perspective it. It reminds me of the old adage, "one cannot…
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/
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Sentence in Modification Fraud

    Sentence in Modification Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Ana Maritza Gomez, 45, Hyattsville, Maryland, was sentenced to 30 months in prison followed by 3 years of supervised release for conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud arising from a scheme to defraud victims…
  • Oct 16

    Former Settlement Agent Convicted in Refinancing Fraud

    Former Settlement Agent Convicted in Refinancing Fraud
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Mark Andreotti, 46, Wyckoff, New Jersey, a former settlement agent, was convicted at trial on charges related to the refinancing of properties in Bergen and Morris Counties, New Jersey.  Andreotti was found guilty on…
  • Oct 16

    Mortgage Fraud Tactics in Bridge Financing Case

    Mortgage Fraud Tactics in Bridge Financing Case
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. David T. Odom, 53, Chicago, Illinois, was sentenced to 30 months in prison, followed by three years of supervised release for a wire fraud conspiracy arising from a scheme to defraud lenders in order to…
Rank this Week: 5

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Dec 11

    WSJ: Senate Tax Bill Contains 100% Marginal Rate For Some Business Owner

    WSJ: Senate Tax Bill Contains 100% Marginal Rate For Some Business Owner
    Wall Street Journal, The Taxman Cometh: Senate Bill’s Marginal Rates Could Top 100% for Some: Some high-income business owners could face marginal tax rates exceeding 100% under the Senate’s tax bill, far beyond the listed rates in the…
  • Dec 11

    Shaviro: 23% Pass-Through Rate Is 'Single Worst Proposal Ever Made In The History Of The Income Tax'

    Shaviro: 23% Pass-Through Rate Is 'Single Worst Proposal Ever Made In The History Of The Income Tax'
    New York Times, Same Income, But Not Taxes, in GOP Plans: In most places, a dollar is a dollar. But in the tax code envisioned by Republicans, the amount you make may be less important than how you make it. ... [For] the first time since the…
  • Dec 11

    Aprill: Leave The Johnson Amendment Alone

    Aprill: Leave The Johnson Amendment Alone
    Following up on yesterday's post, Ellen P. Aprill (Loyola-L.A.), Amending the Johnson Amendment in the Age of Cheap Speech, 2018 U. Ill. L. Rev. Online ___: New York Times op-ed: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone, by Ellen P. Aprill…
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/
  • Dec 11

    BAILII: Recent Decision

    BAILII: Recent Decision
    Court of Appeal (Civil Division) Patrick v McKinley [2017] EWCA Civ 2068 (08 December 2017) Budana v The Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust & Anor [2017] EWCA Civ 1980 (05 December 2017) High Court (Administrative Court) Dorothy Bohm…
  • Dec 11

    Court security chaos: Judge slams ‘chronic failure’ – Law Society’s Gazette

    Court security chaos: Judge slams ‘chronic failure’ – Law Society’s Gazette
    ‘A judge has publicly condemned HM Courts & Tribunals Service and an outsourced security company by lifting the lid on the ‘chronic’ and ‘lamentable’ situation at his court, as the spotlight continues to…
  • Dec 11

    Brexit: solicitors welcome ‘breathing space’ deal – Law Society’s Gazette

    Brexit: solicitors welcome ‘breathing space’ deal – Law Society’s Gazette
    ‘Lawyers have welcomed with relief the declaration on ‘legal certainty and clarity’ – including mutual recognition and enforcement of judgments – in the Brexit phase 1 agreement reached on Friday. However the Law…
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/
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/
  • Dec 11

    IDENTIFY LATINO?

    IDENTIFY LATINO?
    Latino Leaders on Latino Racial-Ethnic Identification By Angelo Falcón The NiLP Report (December 3, 2017) Are Latinos a racial and ethnic group, or something else? This issue of the racial identification of Latinos is a…
  • Dec 11

    SUPPORT A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH SYSTEM

    SUPPORT A GOVERNMENT-RUN HEALTH SYSTEM
    In U.S., Support for Government-Run Health System Edges Up by Frank Newport Story Highlights 47% support a government-run system, the highest in Gallup's seven-year trend Support for private insurance-based system is down…
  • Dec 11

    QUICKLY IDENTIFYING DNA

    QUICKLY IDENTIFYING DNA
    New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutes Designed for cheap DNA sequencers, technology could improve research quality-controls COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING AND APPLIED SCIENCE In the science-fiction…
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/
  • Dec 11

    Hildebrandt on Privacy & Machine Learning

    Hildebrandt on Privacy & Machine Learning
    Mireille Hildebrandt (Vrije Universiteit Brussel) has posted Privacy As Protection of the Incomputable Self: Agonistic Machine Learning on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper takes the perspective of law and philosophy, integrating…
  • Dec 11

    Dagan & Fisher on Markets for Citizenship

    Dagan & Fisher on Markets for Citizenship
    Tsilly Dagan and Talia Fisher (Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law and Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) have posted State Inc. (Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Conventional…
  • Dec 11

    Stephanopoulos & McGhee on Quantifying Partisan Gerrymandering

    Stephanopoulos & McGhee on Quantifying Partisan Gerrymandering
    Nicholas Stephanopoulos (University of Chicago Law School) & Eric McGhee (Public Policy Institute of California) have posted The Measure of a Metric: The Debate Over Quantifying Partisan Gerrymandering (Stanford Law Review, Forthcoming)…
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/
  • Dec 11

    Federal court: military must begin accepting transgender troops by January 1

    Federal court: military must begin accepting transgender troops by January 1
    The US District Court for the District of Columbia [official website] on Monday denied [order, PDF] the government’s request to delay implementation of a preliminary injunction [JURIST report] halting portions of President Donald…
  • Dec 11

    Supreme Court declines to hear LGBT job discrimination case

    Supreme Court declines to hear LGBT job discrimination case
    The U.S. Supreme Court [official website] on Monday declined to hear [orders list, PDF] an appeal from Jameka Evans, a Georgia security guard who claims that she was harassed and ultimately forced to quit her job because she is s a lesbian.…
  • Dec 11

    ICC announces referral of Jordan to Security Council over Bashir visit

    ICC announces referral of Jordan to Security Council over Bashir visit
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) [official site] on Monday announced [press release] that it will refer the Kingdom of Jordan to the United Nations Security Council [official site] over its failure to arrest Sudanese President Omar…
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…
  • Jun 21

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham

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

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm
    Hogan Lovells is opening a Boston office with the acquisition of a boutique firm.
Rank this Week: 12

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Dec 11

    "Assessing Risk Assessment in Action"

    "Assessing Risk Assessment in Action"
    The title of this post is the title of this interesting new paper available via SSRN authored by Megan Stevenson. Though the paper addresses pretrial risk-assessment, I think folks interested in risk-assessment tools at sentencing should be…
  • Dec 11

    Will any state really start conducting executions with opioids?

    Will any state really start conducting executions with opioids?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this lengthy Washington Post article, headlined "States to try new ways of executing prisoners. Their latest idea? Opioids." Here is how it gets started: The synthetic painkiller…
  • Dec 11

    "Graduating Economic Sanctions According to Ability to Pay"

    "Graduating Economic Sanctions According to Ability to Pay"
    The title of this post is the the title of this new and timely article authored by Beth Colgan now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is growing recognition that economic sanctions — fines, surcharges, fees, and restitution...
Rank this Week: 13

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Dec 11

    LexisNexis’s Role in ICE Surveillance and Librarian Ethic

    LexisNexis’s Role in ICE Surveillance and Librarian Ethic
    A recent Intercept article listed the data corporations vying to build ICE’s Extreme Vetting surveillance system. The list of companies signing on to this project includes LexisNexis, a go-to product for legal and business research, news,…
  • Dec 11

    Supreme Court Blocks DACA Discovery Order

    Supreme Court Blocks DACA Discovery Order
    Amy Howe on SCOTUSBlog reports that, late last Friday, the Supreme Court put on hold a set of lower-court orders that would require the federal government to turn over additional documents related to the Trump administration’s decision to…
  • Dec 10

    Immigration Article of the Day: Executive Disorder: The Muslim Ban, Emergency Advocacy, and the Fires Next Time by Khaled A. Beydoun and Abed Ayoub

    Immigration Article of the Day: Executive Disorder: The Muslim Ban, Emergency Advocacy, and the Fires Next Time by Khaled A. Beydoun and Abed Ayoub
    Khaled A. Beydoun Executive Disorder: The Muslim Ban, Emergency Advocacy, and the Fires Next Time by Khaled A. Beydoun and Abed Ayoub, 22 Michigan Journal of Race & Law 215 (2017) Abstract On January 27, 2017, one week into his...
Rank this Week: 14

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 15

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
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/
  • Dec 11

    Cert denied in sexual orientation Title VII case

    Cert denied in sexual orientation Title VII case
    The Supreme Court denied cert today in Evans v. Georgia Reg'l Hosp. (ScotusBlog page); Lambda Legal had filed a cert petition from the Eleventh Circuit's decision. The Eleventh Circuit had held that it was bound by prior circuit authority…
  • Dec 8

    Borstein on Equal Work

    Borstein on Equal Work
    Stephanie Bornstein (Florida) has just posted to SSRN her article Equal Work (forthcoming Maryland L. Rev.), which discusses how existing law allows both racial and gender pay gaps to persist. Here's the abstract: Most Americans have heard of…
  • Dec 4

    COSELL XIII at South Carolina on September 27-29, 2018!

    COSELL XIII at South Carolina on September 27-29, 2018!
    Save the Date!!! The Thirteenth Annual Colloquium On Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law (COSELL) will be held at the University of South Carolina School of Law in Columbia, South Carolina. We are celebrating our move into a completely…
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/
  • Dec 11

    Algorithmic Pricing Agents and Tacit Collusion: A Technological Perspective

    Algorithmic Pricing Agents and Tacit Collusion: A Technological Perspective
    Ashwin Ittoo, University of Liege - HEC Management School, and Nicolas Petit, University of Liege - School of Law; International Center for Law & Economics (ICLE); University of South Australia - School of Law offer discuss Algorithmic…
  • Dec 11

    Competition Law (and Its Limits) in the Sharing Economy

    Competition Law (and Its Limits) in the Sharing Economy
    Niamh Dunne, London School of Economics - Law Department explores Competition Law (and Its Limits) in the Sharing Economy. ABSTRACT: This contribution considers the potential application of competition law—specifically, the EU…
  • Dec 11

    The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Price

    The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Price
    Itai Ater, Tel Aviv University - Coller School of Management and Oren Rigbi, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev have written on The Effects of Mandatory Disclosure of Supermarket Prices. ABSTRACT: We study how mandatory online disclosure of…
Rank this Week: 19

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Dec 11

    Glen Campbell’s Will Doesn’t Include Three of His Eight Children

    Glen Campbell’s Will Doesn’t Include Three of His Eight Children
    According to documents filed in a Nashville court, Glen Campbell excluded his daughter, Kelli, and two sons, William and Wesley, from receiving any benefit from his estate. Campbell fathered a total of eight children over the course of four…
  • Dec 11

    CLE on Legal Professionalism and Substance Abuse: Overcoming Common Challenge

    CLE on Legal Professionalism and Substance Abuse: Overcoming Common Challenge
    The National Business Institute is holding a conference entitled, Legal Professionalism and Substance Abuse: Overcoming Common Challenges, which will take place on Tuesday, December 12, 2017, at the Hampton Inn & Suites Charlotte-Arrowood…
  • Dec 10

    Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old

    Things I’ll Do Differently When I’m Old
    The unstoppable, unmerciful grinding of time wears perpetually on our temporally-limited bodies. While the mind progresses and learns from the mistakes that only age can teach, the physical structure that houses these shining insights…
Rank this Week: 20

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Antagonists In Same-Sex Marriage Saga will Now Face Each Other In 2018 Election

    Antagonists In Same-Sex Marriage Saga will Now Face Each Other In 2018 Election
    In 2015, Rowan County, Kentucky clerk Kim Davis was at the center of the battle over same-sex marriage as she was held in contempt for refusing to allow her office to issue marriage licenses to same-sex coupled. (See prior posting.)  One…
  • Dec 11

    More Challenges To FEMA's Policy On Disaster Aid To Religious Facilitie

    More Challenges To FEMA's Policy On Disaster Aid To Religious Facilitie
    As three churches filed an appeal with the 5th Circuit (full text of Emergency Motion) after a Texas federal district court refused to enjoin a FEMA Policy Guideline that bars disaster relief grants for religious facilities, two Florida…
  • Dec 11

    Fight Over Religious Artifacts Becomes Part of the Catalonian Independence Battle

    Fight Over Religious Artifacts Becomes Part of the Catalonian Independence Battle
    An unanticipated development flowing from Spain's takeover of the Catalonian government is Spain's move to retrieve 44 religious artifacts housed in Catalonia’s Museum of Lleida. The Spanish government claims that nuns of a convent…
Rank this Week: 21

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Dec 11

    Justices take on First Amendment challenge to state abortion disclosure laws: In Plain English

    Justices take on First Amendment challenge to state abortion disclosure laws: In Plain English
    In 2015, California lawmakers enacted the Reproductive Freedom, Accountability, Comprehensive Care, and Transparency Act. The law, known as the Reproductive FACT Act, responded to concerns that crisis pregnancy centers – nonprofit…
  • Dec 11

    No new grants today

    No new grants today
    After adding seven new cases to their merits docket on Friday, the justices issued additional orders from last week’s conference. They did not add any more new cases to their docket, but they did deny review in a high-profile case in…
  • Dec 11

    OT2017 #9: “Peak SG”

    OT2017 #9: “Peak SG”
    The exciting December sitting may be over, but we’re still here to let you know what you missed. We catch you up on the oral argument in Masterpiece Cakeshop, everybody’s favorite cake-flavored battle between religious…
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/
  • Dec 11

    Northwestern Law Review Exclusive Submissions - Spring 2018

    Northwestern Law Review Exclusive Submissions - Spring 2018
    Northwestern Law Review's exclusive submission window for Spring 2018 law review submissions will be open from January 1, 2018, to January 14, 2018. Publication decisions will be guaranteed by February 5, 2018. All the information about this…
  • Dec 11

    JOTWELL: Malveaux on Coleman on gender inequity in complex litigation

    JOTWELL: Malveaux on Coleman on gender inequity in complex litigation
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Suzette Malveaux (Catholic), reviewing Brooke Coleman, A Legal Fempire? Women in Complex Litigation, Ind. L.J. (forthcoming), discussing the paucity of women litigators and judges in MDL litigation.
  • Dec 11

    Clerkships Are, Or Can Be, Just Jobs. Maybe it's Better That Way.

    Clerkships Are, Or Can Be, Just Jobs. Maybe it's Better That Way.
    This fall, I happened to be writing a short law review piece that dealt with clerkship culture. It makes the argument, which I've also made on this site and elsewhere, that American judicial clerkship culture often encourages an adolescent…
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
  • Dec 11

    Justice – Capabilities Approach – Communications – San Diego, CA

    Justice – Capabilities Approach – Communications – San Diego, CA
    The International Communication Association holds its annual meeting May 25-29, 2018, in San Diego. A preconference, Applying the Capabilities Approach to Media and Communications, takes place May 24, 2018. Abstracts for...
  • Dec 11

    Sanctuary Cities – Detroit, MI

    Sanctuary Cities – Detroit, MI
    The University of Detroit Mercy Law Review symposium, March 23, 2018, is on The Return of Sanctuary Cities: The Muslim Ban, Hurricane Maria, and Everything in Between. Abstracts were due...
  • Dec 11

    CFP: Free Speech Values, Civility, Respect for Human Welfare

    CFP: Free Speech Values, Civility, Respect for Human Welfare
    The Fordham Intellectual Property Media and Entertainment Law Journal (IPLJ) invites submissions for a symposium on the values underlying our commitment to free speech, and the need to balance these...
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
  • Dec 8

    UK Law Firms Ink Alliances in Three Countrie

    UK Law Firms Ink Alliances in Three Countrie
    As U.S. firms seek to increase market share, so do their colleagues overseas. DAC Beachcroft and Mills & Reeve recently signed agreements with firms in Argentina, Germany and The Netherlands.       
  • Dec 8

    Energy Bankruptcies Leave Some Law Firms Idling

    Energy Bankruptcies Leave Some Law Firms Idling
    Sometimes bankruptcy court bites back. A trio of Chapter 11 filings in recent weeks by Amfuel, Level Solar Inc. and RDX Technologies Corp. have a host of large law firms awaiting outstanding payments.       
  • Dec 8

    Judge Narrows Grant & Eisenhofer Suit Over Alleged Client Poaching

    Judge Narrows Grant & Eisenhofer Suit Over Alleged Client Poaching
    The ruling still leaves Grant & Eisenhofer with one claim that allows it to continue seeking some fees.       
Rank this Week: 26

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Dec 11

    Robot Citizen?

    Robot Citizen?
    I’m sure you’ve noticed the fairly substantial increase in the buzz around artificial intelligence (AI) these days. And, generally speaking, I am at once intrigued and honestly sometimes a little frightened by what seems to be on…
  • Dec 11

    To Build Public Support for Access to Civil Justice We Have to Let the Public Know That Access to Justice Is for Them Too

    To Build Public Support for Access to Civil Justice We Have to Let the Public Know That Access to Justice Is for Them Too
    The results of two recent studies in the U.S. have used public opinion data to suggest that increasing public support for access to civil justice is a promising way to increase government funding.[1] The argument is that if the civil legal…
  • Dec 11

    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…
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/
  • Dec 11

    Monday Miscellany

    Monday Miscellany
    Free OxFirst Webinar: Tuesday 12th December 2017: 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM GMTJohn E. Dubiansky, an attorney advisor in the Federal Trade Commission’s Office of Policy Planning, will talk on the subject of IP valuation and demystify a concept…
  • Dec 11

    Germany: Bundespatentgericht annuls Nespresso capsule shape mark

    Germany: Bundespatentgericht annuls Nespresso capsule shape mark
    IR 763 699According to a press release from Friday, 8 December 2017, the German Federal Patent Court found Nestlé's German shape mark in the form of a "Nespresso" capsule invalid for coffee based on Article 3(2)(2) German Trade Mark…
  • Dec 11

    Wind in the sails for atypical trade marks in the EU - graphical representation following the recent EUTM reform

    Wind in the sails for atypical trade marks in the EU - graphical representation following the recent EUTM reform
    New approaches to graphical representationcall for some creative thinking - Ed Devlin's Singing Tree at theV&AThe following is a guest post from Roberto A. Jacchia and Giulia Beneduci (De Berti Jacchia Franchini Forlani in…
Rank this Week: 28

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Dec 10

    New on LLRX – Virtual Chat Reference Service

    New on LLRX – Virtual Chat Reference Service
    Via LLRX – Virtual Chat Reference Services – If our library had a virtual chat service linked to our website, would our reference librarians receive more questions? Brandon Wright Adler answers this question in the affirmative and…
  • Dec 10

    American Bar Association focus of attacks in efforts to approve unqualified judge

    American Bar Association focus of attacks in efforts to approve unqualified judge
    Politico: “Senate Republicans have declared war on the American Bar Association. Since 1953, the venerable legal organization has played a critical, behind-the-scenes role in assessing judicial nominees and their fitness to serve on the…
  • Dec 10

    OpenCorporates ingesting registered trademarks from multiple sources and reconciling them to companie

    OpenCorporates ingesting registered trademarks from multiple sources and reconciling them to companie
    “Here at OpenCorporates, our core mission has always been about making official public data about companies more widely available, more usable and more useful. Much of this comes from one of the 120+ company registers we use as 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/
  • Dec 5

    Tech startups, not law firms, are attracting many law grad

    Tech startups, not law firms, are attracting many law grad
    With the rise of the startup culture, law grads are looking for in-house opportunities. Hands-on action and innovation, as opposed the grunt work many young lawyers are doing at law firms, is appealing to grads looking to find purpose and to…
  • Nov 26

    Social media is what you make it

    Social media is what you make it
    Legal professionals are quick to dismiss social media for networking and building a name. Junk, political views, loss of privacy, fighting, ads and more are what I hear for excuses. Author, strategist and long time blogger, Euan Semple, in a…
  • Nov 25

    Innovation and tech neeeded in law school curriculums to increase access to legal service

    Innovation and tech neeeded in law school curriculums to increase access to legal service
    Law schools have an obligation to introduce innovation and technology disciplines into their curriculum, not just to prepare graduates for the future, but to increase access to legal services. This from Dan Linna, a professor of law at…
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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/
  • Dec 9

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)

    Joseph N. Froomkin (1928 – 2017)
    My father, Joseph N. Froomkin, died early this morning. I don’t have the words for this, but my brother Dan is a journalist, and has written an obituary: Joseph N. Froomkin was a prolific Washington, D.C.-based economist who made…
  • Dec 8

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking

    The U to Forbid Back-In Parking
    Man must serve (surveillance) machine as explained in New Parking Technology to Require No-Back-In Policy: For the past two years, the Department of Parking and Transportation has been developing and implementing its License Plate Recognition…
  • Dec 6

    Terrific Pie Chart

    Terrific Pie Chart
    These pie charts come from the Washington Post Wonkblog. First there’s one symbolizing what US survey respondents said they though would be the ideal distribution of wealth: But in fact we in the US have this distribution: Or, 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/
Rank this Week: 33

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/
Rank this Week: 34

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
  • Dec 11

    The Limits on the Expulsion Power

    The Limits on the Expulsion Power
    This post may be rendered moot tomorrow, but if Roy Moore is elected the issue of whether he should be expelled from the Senate will arise. On that point, I want to note that there is considerable authority to say he cannot be expelled for…
  • Dec 10

    Bushrod Washington and Alexander Hamilton

    Bushrod Washington and Alexander Hamilton
    Next year there will be many Bushrod Washington posts from me as my research on this book heats up.  (I’ve been going through the correspondence between Bushrod and George, which contains many gems.) I thought I’d take a…
  • Dec 8

    Conditional Ratification

    Conditional Ratification
    I’ve started drafting my next article, which will be about the recent attempts to revive the Equal Rights Amendment. One issue that I have not posted about before involves the form in which Congress could declare the amendment ratified.…
Rank this Week: 35

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Dec 11

    Abu El-Haj on Liberty and the First Amendment @DrexelLaw

    Abu El-Haj on Liberty and the First Amendment @DrexelLaw
    Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Drexel School of Law, is publishing 'Live Free or Die'—Liberty and the First Amendment in the Ohio State Law Journal. Here is the abstract. In recent years, the Roberts Court has significantly elevated the level of…
  • Dec 11

    Lee on Digital Copyright in the TPP

    Lee on Digital Copyright in the TPP
    Jyh-An Lee, The Chinese University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law, has published Digital Copyright in the TPP, in Paradigm Shift in International Economic Law Rule-Making: TPP As a New Model for Trade Agreements? 371 (Julien Chaisse, Henry Gao…
  • Dec 8

    Goldman on Who Cyber-Attacked Ken Zeran, and Why? @ericgoldman

    Goldman on Who Cyber-Attacked Ken Zeran, and Why? @ericgoldman
    Eric Goldman, Santa Clara University School of Law, has published Who Cyber-Attacked Ken Zeran, and Why? at Law.com (2017). Here is the abstract. In 1995, Ken Zeran was the victim of a vicious and anonymous online impersonation attack on…
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Nov 23

    Joint Defense Agreements and Michael Flynn

    Joint Defense Agreements and Michael Flynn
    The New York Times just sent out an alert (here) with the following headline: A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller The story includes this information about legal ethics: ... Defense lawyers frequently…
  • Nov 17

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer

    The Case of the Vanishing Peer Reviewer
    [Cross-posted, with a slight change, from The Faculty Lounge] As I explained in a recent post,BMJ published a "Best Practice" guide last July that pretty much repudiated the psychosocial model ME/CFS that has been dominant in the U.K.…
  • Oct 23

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyer

    The First Thing We Do, Let's Blame All the Lawyer
    It’s okay for clients to blame lawyers for life’s complexities, especially when prenups are involved, as I explain in today's Chicago Tribune: [Also posted on The Faculty Lounge] October 23, 2017 The first thing we do, let’s…
Rank this Week: 38

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/
  • Dec 4

    “Car Accident Lawyer Jobs Bill” Passes Senate

    “Car Accident Lawyer Jobs Bill” Passes Senate
    Early Saturday morning, the United States Senate passed a bill that, if enacted, will be a boon for car accident lawyers in Maryland and around the country.  The Senate’s tax reform bill included language which would decrease the…
  • Nov 13

    What Is a Nursing Home Death Case Worth in Maryland?

    What Is a Nursing Home Death Case Worth in Maryland?
    We have been handling more and more nursing home cases in the last few years.  How much is a nursing home case worth in Maryland? Well, nursing homes think a strong liability nursing home death case in Maryland is worth between $200,000…
  • Sep 20

    Maryland Bed Sore Claims | Answers for Your Question

    Maryland Bed Sore Claims | Answers for Your Question
    Get answers to your bed sore question and how to bring a nursing home lawsuit in Maryland
Rank this Week: 39

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 40

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 41

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
Rank this Week: 42

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Dec 11

    Environment roundup

    Environment roundup
    Getting deserved attention: blog post on hundred little regulatory obstacles that can block piecemeal redevelopment of commercial space [Johnny at Granola Shotgun via John Cochrane and Tyler Cowen] Suit that asserted legal personhood for…
  • Dec 10

    Charles Dickens in Tax Court, courtesy Judge Mark Holme

    Charles Dickens in Tax Court, courtesy Judge Mark Holme
    Bob Kamman, Procedurally Taxing: “I searched other Tax Court orders and decisions available at the Court’s website. Surprisingly, this is the only reference to Jarndyce. I searched for Dickens. There were petitioners named…
  • Dec 10

    Now unsealed: official report on Wisconsin John Doe probe

    Now unsealed: official report on Wisconsin John Doe probe
    After the state’s high court ordered files of the politically charged Wisconsin John Doe II investigation destroyed, something else happened instead: “The Guardian published a leaked trove of documents from the John Doe II…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Dec 8

    The Next Potential Bombshell: Associate Deputy AG Ohr Met With Steele and Simpson.

    The Next Potential Bombshell: Associate Deputy AG Ohr Met With Steele and Simpson.
    James Rosen of Fox News reported last night that recently removed Associate Deputy Attorney General Bruce Ohr (an Obama holdover) met during the 2016 Presidential campaign with Steele Dossier author Christopher Steele and shortly after the…
  • Dec 5

    "Follow the Money"

    "Follow the Money"
    Philip Ewing, NPR, Subpoena For Deutsche Bank May Put Mueller On Collision Course With Trump Arno Schuetze, Nathan Layne, Reuters, Deutsche Bank gets subpoena from Mueller on Trump accounts: source Russ Choma & Andy Kroll, Mother Jones,…
  • Dec 4

    Point of Personal Privilege: Can the President Obstruct Justice? Yes and No.

    Point of Personal Privilege: Can the President Obstruct Justice? Yes and No.
    First, let's look at the precise words attributed to the President's outside counsel John Dowd in Axios: "The President cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under [the Constitution's Article II] and has…
Rank this Week: 44

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 11

    Egan: The Doctrinal Approach in International Human Rights Scholarship

    Egan: The Doctrinal Approach in International Human Rights Scholarship
    Suzanne Egan (Univ. College Dublin - Law) has posted The Doctrinal Approach in International Human Rights Scholarship. Here's the abstract: Studies reveal that academics who engage in doctrinal research in the discipline of law rarely…
  • Dec 11

    Support the Work of ILR with Your Donation

    Support the Work of ILR with Your Donation
    The International Law Reporter is a free service but that doesn't mean there aren't costs associated with its production. Those able and so inclined can donate to support the blog by clicking on the "Donate" button to the right. Thanks.
  • Dec 10

    Titi: Res Iudicata and Interlocutory Decisions under the ICSID Convention

    Titi: Res Iudicata and Interlocutory Decisions under the ICSID Convention
    Catharine Titi (Centre national de la recherche scientifique; Université de Bourgogne - CREDIMI) has posted Res Iudicata and Interlocutory Decisions under the ICSID Convention: Antinomies over the Power of Tribunals to Review. Here's…
Rank this Week: 45