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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/
  • May 19

    Saturday Open Thread

    Saturday Open Thread
    It's one of those infrequent gray sky days here. So gray that I've turned on all the lights and lamps and it's only 8 a.m. I think I'll stay in, ride my Peloton and catch up on paper work. Has anyone noticed the change in Google... [[…
  • May 19

    A Beautiful Wedding

    A Beautiful Wedding
    I woke up just in time to watch Prince Harry and Meghan Markle exchange vows and be proclaimed husband and wife. It was a very pretty ceremony with very nice music. The only thing I didn't see or hear was "You may kiss the bride." …
  • May 16

    Judiciary Committee Releases Hearing Testimony on Russia Meeting

    Judiciary Committee Releases Hearing Testimony on Russia Meeting
    The Senate Judiciary Committee released 2,500 pages of congressional testimony today including testimony concerning Donald Trump's 2016 "Russia Meeting" in which he hoped for dirt on Hillary. WAPO analyzes what it all means. A question:…
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/
  • 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

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/
  • May 21

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk

    Recent Statutory Instruments – legislation.gov.uk
    The First-tier Tribunal and Upper Tribunal (Composition of Tribunal) (Amendment) Order 2018 The Trade Secrets (Enforcement, etc.) Regulations 2018 The Education (Postgraduate Doctoral Degree Loans and the Education (Student Loans) (Repayment)…
  • May 21

    Just four of 100 highest-earning criminal defence barristers are women – Legal Future

    Just four of 100 highest-earning criminal defence barristers are women – Legal Future
    ‘Women barely feature among the top 100 criminal defence barristers when judged by earnings, new figures have shown, and the Bar has been warned that the government could use EU rules on equality in procurement to force change.’…
  • May 21

    Courts Service to use lessons of online divorce pilot to develop digital family law service – Legal Future

    Courts Service to use lessons of online divorce pilot to develop digital family law service – Legal Future
    ‘The Courts Service has laid out how it will develop its new online divorce facility, starting with enabling lawyers to submit petitions on behalf of clients.’ Full StoryLegal Futures, 21st May 2018Source: www.legalfutures.co.uk
Rank this Week: 6

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    WSJ: Faculty No-Confidence Votes Against College Presidents Skyrocket Amidst Declining Enrollments, Budget Challenge

    WSJ: Faculty No-Confidence Votes Against College Presidents Skyrocket Amidst Declining Enrollments, Budget Challenge
    Wall Street Journal, No Confidence: College Faculties Rebel With More Votes Against Leadership: In a sign of the changes roiling academia, faculties are voting no-confidence in university and college presidents four times more frequently than…
  • May 21

    Suing The ABA Over Law School Accreditation? Get In Line

    Suing The ABA Over Law School Accreditation? Get In Line
    Law.com, Suing the ABA Over Accreditation? Get In Line: The queue of plaintiffs suing the American Bar Association’s legal education arm is snaking out the courthouse door. The ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar…
  • May 21

    IRS Seeks Grant Applications For Funding Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

    IRS Seeks Grant Applications For Funding Low Income Taxpayer Clinic
    The IRS has announced (IR-2018-121) that it is accepting grant applications through June 27 for Low Income Taxpayer Clinics for the 2019 grant cycle (Jan. 1 - Dec. 31, 2019): The LITC program is a federal grant program administered by the…
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

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/
  • May 21

    Fannon & Sjåfjell on Corporations, Sustainability, & Gender

    Fannon & Sjåfjell on Corporations, Sustainability, & Gender
    Irene Lynch Fannon (School of Law, University College Cork) & Beate Sjåfjell (University of Oslo, Faculty of Law, Department of Private Law) have posted Corporations, Sustainability and Women (Creating Corporate Sustainability: Gender as…
  • May 21

    Kaczorowski on Personal Injuries and Railroads in the Nineteenth Century

    Kaczorowski on Personal Injuries and Railroads in the Nineteenth Century
    Robert J. Kaczorowski (Fordham University School of Law) has posted From Petitions for Gratuities to Claims for Damages: Personal Injuries and Railroads During the Industrialization of the United States (57 American Jrnl of Legal History…
  • May 21

    Kent on Congress & the Independence of Federal Law Enforcement

    Kent on Congress & the Independence of Federal Law Enforcement
    Andrew Kent (Fordham University School of Law) has posted Congress and the Independence of Federal Law Enforcement (Forthcoming in 52 U.C. Davis Law Review (2018)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Not since the Nixon presidency has the issue…
Rank this Week: 9

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

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

    Burundi voters approve constitutional amendment extending presidential term limit

    Burundi voters approve constitutional amendment extending presidential term limit
    Burundi announced on Monday that voters had approved amending the nation’s constitution [text, PDF] to extend presidential term limits from five years to seven. According to the election commission chief, 73 percent of voters supported…
  • May 21

    Malaysia to investigate management of development company

    Malaysia to investigate management of development company
    The Malaysian government on Monday announced the creation of a special task force to look into whether there were criminal acts committed by the management of the 1 Malaysian Development Berhad (1MDB) [BBC report]. The task force is asked to…
  • May 21

    Supreme Court sends tribe's land dispute back to Washington state court

    Supreme Court sends tribe's land dispute back to Washington state court
    The US Supreme Court on Monday vacated and remanded [opinion, PDF] the Washington State Supreme Court ruling for the Lundgren family in Upper Skagit Indian Tribe v. Lundgren [SCOTUSblog materials]. The Upper Skagit Indian Tribe had purchased…
Rank this Week: 10

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 11

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 12

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 13

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

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/
  • Apr 24

    CFP: AALS BA Section

    CFP: AALS BA Section
    Contractual Governance: the Role of Private Ordering at the 2019 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Business Associations is...
  • Apr 16

    Lynn Stout

    Lynn Stout
    Shocked and terribly sad to learn that Lynn Stout has died. Stephen Bainbridge shares emails from the UCLA and Cornell...
  • Apr 3

    CFP: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop

    CFP: Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop
    Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop: Call for Papers The University of Richmond School of Law, in conjunction with Boston University...
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • May 21

    Supreme Court Holds That NLRA Does Not Prohibit Class Action Arbitration Waiver

    Supreme Court Holds That NLRA Does Not Prohibit Class Action Arbitration Waiver
    The Supreme Court today issued its decision in Epic Systems, ruling for employers who, as part of mandatory arbitration clauses, require their employees to waive their right to class actions. This should come as a surprise to no one, as...
  • May 21

    Yamada in the New

    Yamada in the New
    Congratulations to David Yamada (Suffolk) on a couple of fronts. First, check out his new book, Workplace Bullying and Mobbing in the United States (Maureen Duffy & David C. Yamada eds., Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2018), a two-volume,…
  • May 21

    RIP Michael Martin, former Speaker of UK Commons and Champion of Union

    RIP Michael Martin, former Speaker of UK Commons and Champion of Union
    I was struck this weekend by the obituary in The Economist of Michael Martin, former Speaker of the UK House of Commons. His origins were solidly working-class -- an attribute all to rare on both sides of the Atlantic these...
Rank this Week: 16

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 21

    Market Size and Innovation: The Intermediary Role of Technology Licensing

    Market Size and Innovation: The Intermediary Role of Technology Licensing
    Manuel Hermosilla, Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School and Yufei Wu, Cornerstone Research have a paper on Market Size and Innovation: The Intermediary Role of Technology Licensing. ABSTRACT: Previous literature finds that larger…
  • May 21

    Blockchains and Cybercurrencies Challenging Anti Trust and Competition Law

    Blockchains and Cybercurrencies Challenging Anti Trust and Competition Law
    Stephan Breu, Swiss Centre for International Humanitarian Law; Kutafin Moscow State Law University; Universidad Complutense de Madrid (UCM) describes Blockchains and Cybercurrencies Challenging Anti Trust and Competition Law. ABSTRACT:…
  • May 21

    Revenge: John Sherman, Russell Alger and the Origins of the Sherman Act

    Revenge: John Sherman, Russell Alger and the Origins of the Sherman Act
    Patrick Newman, Florida Southern College explains Revenge: John Sherman, Russell Alger and the Origins of the Sherman Act. Worth reading! ABSTRACT: This paper argues that Senator John Sherman of Ohio was motivated to introduce an antitrust…
Rank this Week: 17

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 21

    Advisor Firm in Australia Accused of Billing Deceased Client

    Advisor Firm in Australia Accused of Billing Deceased Client
    The Australian Broadcasting Company, or ABC, revealed that financial advisors at a firm based in Sydney were charging deceased clients for services that could not have been taking place. In one instance that was investigated, a widow claimed…
  • May 21

    Applicable Federal Rates and Code Section 7520 Rate for June 2018 – Trending Up

    Applicable Federal Rates and Code Section 7520 Rate for June 2018 – Trending Up
    The applicable AFR is the minimum acceptable or safe-harbor interest rate that must apply to intra-family loans to avoid adverse income or gift-tax consequences. From January 2018 to June 2018, AFRs have been trending up, making intra-family…
  • May 21

    Article on How the 2017 Texas Legislature Modernized Durable Powers of Attorney

    Article on How the 2017 Texas Legislature Modernized Durable Powers of Attorney
    Gerry W. Beyer and Lora Davis recently published an Article entitled, How the 2017 Texas Legislature Modernized Durable Powers of Attorney, Wills, Trusts, & Estates Law eJournal (2018). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The…
Rank this Week: 18

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Says Existing Law Covers LGBT Discrimination

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Says Existing Law Covers LGBT Discrimination
    The Detroit Free Press reports that at its meeting today, the Michigan Civil Rights Commission, by a vote of 5-0-1, agreed to expand its interpretation of the state's Larsen Civil Rights Act to cover discrimination based on sexual orientation…
  • May 18

    NOTE TO READERS: RELIGION CLAUSE WILL BE ON A PUBLICATION BREAK

    NOTE TO READERS: RELIGION CLAUSE WILL BE ON A PUBLICATION BREAK
    There will be sporadic or no postings on Religion Clause Blog between May 19 and June 4.  Look for Religion Clause to return with regular postings beginning June 5.
  • May 18

    Australian Appeals Court Upholds Refusal To Allow Testimony From Plaintiff Wearing Niqab

    Australian Appeals Court Upholds Refusal To Allow Testimony From Plaintiff Wearing Niqab
    In the Australian state of New South Wales, the Court of Appeal in Elzahed v. State of New South Wales, (NWCA, May 18, 2018), rejected a Muslim woman's contention that she should have been permitted to testify in her civil suit against police…
Rank this Week: 19

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 21

    Symposium: The Federal Arbitration Act and the National Labor Relations Act are two ships that pass in the night

    Symposium: The Federal Arbitration Act and the National Labor Relations Act are two ships that pass in the night
    Ben Robbins is senior staff attorney for the New England Legal Foundation.  He filed an amicus brief for NELF in support of the employers in the consolidated cases in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis. Although the Supreme Court’s…
  • May 21

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Azar v. Allina Health Services 17-1484 Issue: Whether 42 U.S.C. § 1395hh(a)(2) requires the Department of Health and Human Services to conduct notice-and-comment rulemaking before providing…
  • May 21

    Justice Ginsburg receives Friendly Medal from American Law Institute

    Justice Ginsburg receives Friendly Medal from American Law Institute
    This afternoon Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg received the Henry J. Friendly Medal from the American Law Institute. The medal “recognizes contributions to the law in the tradition of Judge Friendly,” whom Chief Justice John Roberts…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • May 21

    Entry Level Hiring 2018 - PhDs and Clinical Hire

    Entry Level Hiring 2018 - PhDs and Clinical Hire
    In the comments below, Orin Kerr raises two interesting questions. First, "One interesting question to see would be percent of hires over time that have a doctorate degree. " Here, I've broken out the degrees by law doctorates (not…
  • May 21

    JOTWELL: Steinman on Davis and Whytock on human rights litigation in state court

    JOTWELL: Steinman on Davis and Whytock on human rights litigation in state court
    The new Courts Law essay comes from section co-editor Adam Steinman (Alabama), reviewing Seth Davis & Christopher A. Whytock, State Remedies for Human Rights, 98 B.U. L. Rev. 397 (2018), which considers how human rights violations can be…
  • May 21

    Spring Self-Reported Entry Level Hiring Report 2018

    Spring Self-Reported Entry Level Hiring Report 2018
    Following is a data summary of the Spring Self-Reported Entry Level Hiring Report for 2018. To remain consistent with past years, while the spreadsheet contains all hiring information received, the data analysis includes only tenure-track…
Rank this Week: 21

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
  • May 18

    CFP: Symposium on Post-Secondary Education Non-Completion and Student Loan Debt – Boston, MA

    CFP: Symposium on Post-Secondary Education Non-Completion and Student Loan Debt – Boston, MA
    The Rappaport Center for Law and Public Policy, Boston College Law School, and the National Consumer Law Center are pleased to announce a symposium on Post-Secondary Education Non-Completion and Student...
  • May 17

    Colloquia/Workshop

    Colloquia/Workshop
    University of Washington School of Law Valena Beety, Professor of Law and Director of the West Virginia Innocence Project, West Virginia University College of Law, and Jennifer Oliva, Associate Professor of...
  • May 15

    Legal Challenges of Terror Symposium – Haifa, Israel

    Legal Challenges of Terror Symposium – Haifa, Israel
    The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Condition, the Aptowitzer Center for Risk, Liability and Insurance and the Center for Cyber, Law and Policy will present a...
Rank this Week: 22

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: 23

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

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

    Some Big Law Firms Hang On in Turbulent Venezuela

    Some Big Law Firms Hang On in Turbulent Venezuela
    Hogan Lovells has exited the reeling Latin American nation after 12 years, but other firms, including Baker McKenzie, aren't ready to abandon Venezuela yet.       
  • May 21

    Racist Rant, Other Events Show Social Media's Power Over Lawyer

    Racist Rant, Other Events Show Social Media's Power Over Lawyer
    A racist rant. Scrutiny over prolific billable hours. Controversy over arbitration pacts. All three have made news in the legal world in the past few months, and all were thrust into the spotlight through social…
  • May 21

    Managing Partners' Frustration Mounts as Law Firm Innovation Stagnate

    Managing Partners' Frustration Mounts as Law Firm Innovation Stagnate
    A new survey shows that law firm leaders are increasingly fed up with their partners' resistance to change. Meanwhile, half of firm leaders said there's nothing especially different about their firms compared to their…
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 21

    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…
  • May 20

    Contingency Fees Under a Different Name Still Prohibited in Family Law

    Contingency Fees Under a Different Name Still Prohibited in Family Law
    The civil (private) law system serves an important function in the resolution of disputes between individuals. Essential to this resolution is some protection from outside interference by external interests. Regulation of these relationships…
  • May 20

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
Rank this Week: 25

IPKat

IPKat

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

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

    Intermediaries and IP: 5 key principles of EU law

    Intermediaries and IP: 5 key principles of EU law
    Marcus felt slightly challenged after reading all those CJEU IP decisions ...It is a truth universally acknowledged, that online IP enforcement must be (increasingly) in want of an effective involvement of intermediaries in the…
  • May 21

    US Congress considers extending copyright term

    US Congress considers extending copyright term
    A Bill has been put before the US Congress that extends copyright protection for sound recordings (that were fixed before 1972) until 2067. This could mean that sound recordings fixed as early as 1923, would remain out of the public domain…
  • May 20

    The IPKat is turning 15 ... and it’s getting a refresh!

    The IPKat is turning 15 ... and it’s getting a refresh!
    This year the beloved IPKat blog is turning 15 (and, like all teens, it will have a proper celebration: watch this space for details to come very soon!)A refreshing celebration!As part of the celebrations, the IPKat’s look-and-feel has…
Rank this Week: 26

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 21

    Uncensored version of government report on impact of climate change to national park

    Uncensored version of government report on impact of climate change to national park
    Reveal – Center for Investigative Reporting: “Backing away from attempts at censorship, the National Park Service on Friday released a report charting the risks to national parks from sea level rise and storms. Drafts of the…
  • May 21

    Do you ride the DC/MD/VA Metro – this safety report is a critical read

    Do you ride the DC/MD/VA Metro – this safety report is a critical read
    WTOP.com: “The findings of the latest publicly available Federal Transit Administration inspection reports include dark tunnels, risks to workers, train operators failing to follow safety rules before opening doors, and Metro’s…
  • May 21

    Librarian’s Guide To Finding Diverse Books Before They’re Published

    Librarian’s Guide To Finding Diverse Books Before They’re Published
    BookRiot – Here’s how to find diverse books before they’re published so you can read and nominate them with plenty of time for them to show up on the monthly LibraryReads list. “When you can find these books and read…
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • May 21

    Mark Britton, Wendy Davis and Dan Abrams keynote Avvo’s Lawyernomics starting Tuesday

    Mark Britton, Wendy Davis and Dan Abrams keynote Avvo’s Lawyernomics starting Tuesday
    A television lawyer groupie like I was during the OJ Simpson trial has to be pretty pumped to see ABC News’ Chief Legal Affairs Anchor Dan Abrams keynoting Avvo’s Lawyernomic’s 2018, which kicks off Tuesday morning in Las…
  • May 18

    Law is too important to be left to the lawyer

    Law is too important to be left to the lawyer
    Law is too important to be left to the lawyers. This from Richard Granat, a true champion when it comes to harnessing innovation and technology to improve American’s access to legal services. Granat shared this in a Facebook…
  • May 13

    Syndication of law blogs a real plus for blogger

    Syndication of law blogs a real plus for blogger
    Syndication as we’ve come to known it is akin to the TV show Seinfeld. When the show ended in 1998, folks like me saw it for the first time in reruns on various stations other than NBC, where it originally ran. In a nice piece on…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
  • May 8

    Worse than Corruption

    Worse than Corruption
    I know people who think that the worst thing about the Trump administration is the corruption: the Trump family lining its pockets in various grifting ways, be it emoluments via hotel; deals in the shadow of official favor; multiple…
  • Apr 25

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)
    The year is young, but Katie Hill has set the bar, er, high, for unusual and arresting campaign ads. Ms. Hill is running for Congress in California’s 25th district. All I know about her besides what is on her issues … Continue…
Rank this Week: 29

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: 30

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: 31

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
  • May 21

    Why is Business Law Education So Bad?  Value-Creation by Law Professor

    Why is Business Law Education So Bad?  Value-Creation by Law Professor
    The question posed in the title of this post—why is business law education so bad?—was first asked in a famous and provocative 1984 paper by Stanford law professor Ronald Gilson, Value Creation by Lawyers. That paper is best known…
  • May 18

    Charles Evans Hughes and Chevron Deference

    Charles Evans Hughes and Chevron Deference
    Chevron deference is a hot topic. There is growing criticism from judges and scholars against the view that courts should defer for the most part to agency readingsof statutes they are charged with implementing. I do not have a dog in this…
  • May 16

    Contract (as) Social Responsibility (Part 3): Model Contract Term

    Contract (as) Social Responsibility (Part 3): Model Contract Term
    My prior posts (#1 and #2) set up the idea that contract appears to be an increasingly attractive way to do some sort of “social justice,” for example by attempting to reduce labor trafficking in supply chain contracts.  I…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • May 21

    Kitcher on Errol Morris and Thomas Kuhn

    Kitcher on Errol Morris and Thomas Kuhn
    Philip Kitcher (Columbia) has a very useful review of the filmmaker's new book, a useful complement to this earlier post. (Thanks to Jerry Dworkin for the pointer.)
  • May 21

    Kant on felony murder law

    Kant on felony murder law
    Philosopher Zachary Hoskins (Nottingham) comments.
  • May 21

    The disappearing anonymous and pseudonymous blog

    The disappearing anonymous and pseudonymous blog
    In recent months, the embarrassing "Stormfront for philosophers" blog ceased operations ("due to security concerns" it says at the URL for the site) and then the latest iteration of the metablog disappeared (I'm not sure when, but some time…
Rank this Week: 33

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 21

    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed?

    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed?
    Should the system of investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) be reformed? That is the question being considered by the United Nations Commission on Trade Law (UNCITRAL). ISDS provisions are contained in about 3,000 investment treaties and…
  • May 18

    Write On! The New York International Law Review (NYILR)- Call for Submission

    Write On! The New York International Law Review (NYILR)- Call for Submission
    For over 30 years, the New York International Law Review has provided in-depth legal analysis on cutting-edge international law topics. In continuing this tradition, NYILR invites submissions for scholarly papers on international law…
  • May 16

    From memory to justice: addressing sexual violence in Chile 40 years on

    From memory to justice: addressing sexual violence in Chile 40 years on
    In February 2018, authorities in Chile granted historical monument status to a  clandestine detention center formerly located in the basement of Plaza Constitución, in the heart of Santiago’s civic district. Known as Cuartel…
Rank this Week: 34

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 16

    Marmor on Two Rights of Free Speech @CornellLaw

    Marmor on Two Rights of Free Speech @CornellLaw
    Andrei Marmor, Cornell University Law School, has published Two Rights of Free Speech at 31 Ratio Juris 139 (2018). Here is the abstract. My main argument in this paper is that the right to freedom of expression is not a...
  • May 16

    Smith on The Free Speech Vernacular: Conceptual Confusions in the Way We Speak About Speech

    Smith on The Free Speech Vernacular: Conceptual Confusions in the Way We Speak About Speech
    Tara A. Smith, University of Texas, Austin, is publishing The Free Speech Vernacular: Conceptual Confusions in the Way We Speak About Speech in volume 22 of the Texas Review of Law & Politics (2017). Here is the abstract. In debates...
  • May 16

    Kormych on The Information Law of Ukraine @nuoua_official

    Kormych on The Information Law of Ukraine @nuoua_official
    Borys Kormych, Odessa Law Academy, has published The Information Law of Ukraine. The paper provides a general overview of the legal regulation of information relations in Ukraine. It focuses on the basic principles and structure of Ukrainian…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Apr 17

    Andrew Napolitano Explains Attorney-Client Privilege

    Andrew Napolitano Explains Attorney-Client Privilege
    The former judge and current Fox News legal analyst explains his view of attorney-client privilege as it applies to Michael Cohen:
  • Apr 13

    Too Obvious (again)?

    Too Obvious (again)?
  • Apr 13

    When Presidents Lawyer Up

    When Presidents Lawyer Up
    Here is my essay on The Conversation (coauthored with Brian McGinty) about Lincoln’s choice of counsel, in comparison to Trump’s: When presidents lawyer up: A brief history April 11, 2018 6.46am EDT President Trump’s…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • May 16

    Maryland Anoxic Brain Injury Attorney

    Maryland Anoxic Brain Injury Attorney
    Our lawyers handle lawsuits involving anoxic brain injuries.  Anoxic brain injuries can result from medical negligence, childbirth malpractice or a serious accident.  Our firm is very familiar with the science of anoxic brain…
  • May 14

    Supreme Court Strikes Federal Law Prohibiting Sports Gambling

    Supreme Court Strikes Federal Law Prohibiting Sports Gambling
    The Supreme Court today in a 7-2 decision found unconstitutional a federal law that prohibits sports betting on football, basketball, baseball and other sports. This gives states the green light to legalize betting on sports. Legalized sports…
  • Apr 18

    Can 3rd Party Drivers be Sued for Signaling to Other Drivers Proceed? 

    Can 3rd Party Drivers be Sued for Signaling to Other Drivers Proceed? 
    I met a really nice woman last week who young high school son was tragically killed in a car accident in which he was a passenger.  I meet the nicest people in this job and I always wish it was under different circumstances. Anyone who…
Rank this Week: 37

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 18

    Endo mainly prevails at CAFC in case related to painkiller opioid oxymorphone

    Endo mainly prevails at CAFC in case related to painkiller opioid oxymorphone
    The result of this Hatch-Waxman case was mainly a victory for the patent holder Endo:The generic drug manufacturers argued generally thatthe asserted patents’ claims were invalid or not infringed.The district court rejected those…
  • May 18

    Anacor loses in appeal of result of IPR decision coming from petition of Coalition for Affordable Drug

    Anacor loses in appeal of result of IPR decision coming from petition of Coalition for Affordable Drug
    In 2015, the Coalition for Affordable Drugs X LLCfiled a petition requesting inter partes review of all 12claims of the ’621 patent. The Board instituted reviewand found that the claims would have been obvious inlight of the combination…
  • May 18

    Praxaire wins at CAFC

    Praxaire wins at CAFC
    The outcome was that Praxaire won its appeal as to claim 9:Praxair Distribution, Inc. (“Praxair”) appeals from theinter partes review decision of the United States Patentand Trademark Office Patent Trial and Appeal…
Rank this Week: 38

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 39

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 21

    Free speech roundup

    Free speech roundup
    Who could have guessed? First person charged with violating Malaysia’s new “fake news” law is someone who criticized the police [Reuters/Guardian (“The law covers digital publications and social media and also applies…
  • May 20

    Backdoor regulation of consumers, and its political attraction

    Backdoor regulation of consumers, and its political attraction
    Government often makes a show of regulating business when its real aim is to regulate what consumers or citizens do. When direct coercion seems “brutal, unfair, and wrong… Switching to indirect coercion is a shrewd way for…
  • May 20

    “Sacramento Wants to Boost Rail Ridership By Banning Drive-Throughs and Gas Stations Near Transit”

    “Sacramento Wants to Boost Rail Ridership By Banning Drive-Throughs and Gas Stations Near Transit”
    It’s almost as if making life inconvenient for drivers is seen as a goal in itself: “City staff [in California’s capital city of Sacramento] are drafting an ordinance that would ban building new gas stations, drive-throughs,…
Rank this Week: 40

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 41

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    AJIL Unbound Symposium: Thomas Franck's “Emerging Right to Democratic Governance” at 25

    AJIL Unbound Symposium: Thomas Franck's “Emerging Right to Democratic Governance” at 25
    AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on "Thomas Franck's 'Emerging Right to Democratic Governance' at 25." The symposium includes an introduction by Tom Ginsburg and contributions by Gregory H. Fox and Brad R. Roth, Roberto Gargarella, Bojan…
  • May 21

    New Issue: Journal on the Use of Force and International Law

    New Issue: Journal on the Use of Force and International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal on the Use of Force and International Law (Vol. 5, no. 1, 2018) is out. Contents include: Guest Editorial CommentAlexander Orakhelashvili, The High Court and the crime of aggression ArticlesChristian Marxsen, …
  • May 20

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal

    New Issue: Global Trade and Customs Journal
    The latest issue of Global Trade and Customs Journal (Vol. 13, no. 5, 2018) is out. Contents include:Davide Rovetta, Laura Carola Beretta, & Agnieszka Smiatacz, The Court of Justice of the European Union Judgment in the Hamamatsu Case:…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Jan 11

    Prosecution dropped following defendant’s death

    Prosecution dropped following defendant’s death
    1-11-18 Georgia: Federal prosecutors asked for the dropping of charges against a man accused of committing sex crimes following the man’s death in December. A federal grand jury indicted Brian A. Temple, 55, in September 2015 for…
  • Jan 11

    Was homicide victim attacked because of his alleged history as sex offender? Detectives looking into the possibility

    Was homicide victim attacked because of his alleged history as sex offender? Detectives looking into the possibility
    1-9-18 California: A Los Angeles man who was stabbed more than 50 times and whose body was dumped near Rosamond may have been targeted in the belief that he was a sex offender, according to a search warrant. The slaying of Roderick White…
  • Dec 23

    Homeless man arrested in 2015 killing of convicted rapist

    Homeless man arrested in 2015 killing of convicted rapist
    12-22-17 Oregon: SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) — Springfield police say a homeless man has been arrested in the 2015 killing of a 71-year-old man. Sgt. David Lewis said in a news release that 50-year-old Edward Hughes was arrested Thursday night…
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/
  • May 20

    U.S. v. Olga Hernandez: A Smashing Victory For Bill Reid

    U.S. v. Olga Hernandez: A Smashing Victory For Bill Reid
    Congratulations to my old friend and colleague William T. Reid IV (aka Bill Reid) of Reid Collins & Tsai (see Bill's bio here) who recently won a complete acquittal for his client Olga Hernandez in San Antonio federal court. Hernandez,...
  • May 16

    Carry on Mueller

    Carry on Mueller
    Judge Amy Berman Jackson's Memorandum Opinion and Order gives a green light to Special Counsel Robert S. Mueller III proceeding with the cae against Paul J. Manafort, Jr. (see here and here). Her straightforward Order dissects the authority…
  • May 12

    The Giuliani Problem: He's Rusty, Not Rudy.

    The Giuliani Problem: He's Rusty, Not Rudy.
    Here is Jonathan Turley's latest column for The Hill discussing the emerging "legal strategy" of Team Trump. It is clear that the hiring of Rudy Giuliani and Emmet Flood was part of a concerted effort to smear Team Mueller while...
Rank this Week: 44

Grits for Breakfast

Grits for Breakfast

Covers the political, economic and social consequences of crime, punishment and justice in the Lone Star State. By Scott Henson.

http://gritsforbreakfast.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 45