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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/
  • Oct 18

    'The Myth of the Progressive Prosecutor'

    'The Myth of the Progressive Prosecutor'
    Josie Duffy Rice has a solid piece in the NY Times on "the myth of the progressive prosecutor." Grits agrees with much of what she says, with one caveat: To me, the problem isn't the hypocrisy of a Cyrus Vance or a Kim Ogg but that…
  • Oct 15

    Bashing civilian review, crappy counsel in death penalty appeals, and other storie

    Bashing civilian review, crappy counsel in death penalty appeals, and other storie
    Here are a few odds and ends that merit Grits readers' attention:Civilian review in Austin brings no reformSee a report that the missus prepared for the Texas Criminal Justice Coalition detailing recommendations by Austin's civilian…
  • Oct 14

    Police union criticisms warranted, but suggestions off base

    Police union criticisms warranted, but suggestions off base
    While Grits remains sympathetic to activists like Paul Butler who're frustrated at the ability of police unions like the Federation of Police to thwart accountability reforms, I don't find his proposed solutions particularly viable…
Rank this Week: 46

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

Covers research, studies, and court cases related to sex offender issues.

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Convicted Sex Offender Dead After Stabbing Sequoyah County Deputy

    Convicted Sex Offender Dead After Stabbing Sequoyah County Deputy
    10-20-17 Arkansas: SEQUOYAH COUNTY (KFSM) -- A convicted sex offender was killed after stabbing a Sequoyah County deputy in Muldrow Friday (Oct. 20). According to Sheriff Larry Lane, a deputy was taken to Sparks Regional Medical Center with…
  • Oct 20

    Iowa's High Court Rules That Despite Appeals, Sex Offenders Must Register

    Iowa's High Court Rules That Despite Appeals, Sex Offenders Must Register
    10-20-17 Iowa: People convicted of sex crimes are still required to register as sex offenders in Iowa even if they’re appealing their convictions, according to today's ruling by the Iowa Supreme Court. The case centers on the appeal of…
  • Oct 17

    County Sex-Offender Registry Pulled Down Because of Lawsuit Fear

    County Sex-Offender Registry Pulled Down Because of Lawsuit Fear
    10-17-17 Colorado: As we've reported, Montrose County, on Colorado's Western Slope, pulled its sex-offender list offline following a recent court ruling in which U.S. District Court Judge Richard Matsch found that such registries constituted…
Rank this Week: 47

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Oct 17

    Strong Patent Protection Promotes Strong Economie

    Strong Patent Protection Promotes Strong Economie
    In her distinguished tenure as a Commissioner and as Acting Chairman of the FTC, Maureen Ohlhausen has done an outstanding job in explaining the tie between robust patent protection and economic growth and innovation (see, for example, her…
  • Oct 6

    IMG-Learfield: An antitrust reality check on two-sided market merger

    IMG-Learfield: An antitrust reality check on two-sided market merger
    Yesterday Learfield and IMG College inked their recently announced merger. Since the negotiations were made public several weeks ago, the deal has garnered some wild speculation and potentially negative attention. Now that the merger has been…
  • Sep 28

    Single Firm Conduct: European Competition Policy, the European Court of Justice, and Brexit

    Single Firm Conduct: European Competition Policy, the European Court of Justice, and Brexit
    In recent years, the European Union’s (EU) administrative body, the European Commission (EC), increasingly has applied European competition law in a manner that undermines free market dynamics.  In particular, its approach to…
Rank this Week: 48

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    Huskey on Justice for Veteran

    Huskey on Justice for Veteran
    Kristine A. Huskey (University of Arizona - James E. Rogers College of Law) has posted Justice for Veterans: Does Theory Matter? (59 Arizona Law Review 697 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Veterans Treatment Court (“VTC”)…
  • Oct 20

    Mallatt on Prescription Monitoring and Heroin Crime Rate

    Mallatt on Prescription Monitoring and Heroin Crime Rate
    Justine Mallatt (Purdue University - Department of Economics) has posted The Effect of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs on Opioid Prescriptions and Heroin Crime Rates on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In response to growing abuse of…
  • Oct 19

    "Who can access your e-mails after you die?"

    "Who can access your e-mails after you die?"
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: The case arose after John Ajemian died from a cycling accident. He didn’t have a will, and his siblings were appointed personal representatives of his estate. Ajemian’s siblings…
Rank this Week: 49

Patently-O

Patently-O

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

http://patentlyo.com/patent
  • Oct 20

    Automated Analysis of 101 Eligibility

    Automated Analysis of 101 Eligibility
    This is something I hadn’t seen.  You go to this web page, and it allows you to enter a claim and get a prediction — based upon, it says, analysis of more than 30,000 applications and office actions — whether your claim…
  • Oct 20

    Federal Circuit Review of the PTAB

    Federal Circuit Review of the PTAB
    By Jason Rantanen I’m presenting some data from the Compendium of Federal Circuit Decisions later today at Chicago-Kent’s terrific conference on The Power of the PTAB.  Below are a few of the graphs I’ll be…
  • Oct 19

    An Overview of the USPTO Count System

    An Overview of the USPTO Count System
    Dr. Naira Simmons has published a nice short article titled: Putting Yourself in the Shoes of a Patent Examiner: Overview of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) Patent Examiner Production (Count) System, 17. J. Marshall…
Rank this Week: 50

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

Provides summary and commentary on selected court and administrative decisions and related matters affecting public employers and employees in New York State. By Harvey Randall, Esq.

http://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 51

PlagiarismToday

PlagiarismToday

Covers content theft, plagiarism, and copyright issues on the Web. By Jonathan Bailey.

http://www.plagiarismtoday.com
  • Oct 19

    When the Cost of Free is Too High

    When the Cost of Free is Too High
    The cost of free keeps rising and there's no end in sight. Maybe it's time to try something novel: Getting people to pay for content. The post When the Cost of Free is Too High appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Oct 19

    3 Count: Bankrupt Angel

    3 Count: Bankrupt Angel
    VidAngel declares bankruptcy to stall copyright case, Ripoff Report emerges victorious at appeals court and software maker claims copyright in output. The post 3 Count: Bankrupt Angel appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
  • Oct 17

    3 Count: Tick Tock Box

    3 Count: Tick Tock Box
    Film studios team with Amazon and Netflix to sue Tickbox, Epic Games sues two alleged Fortnite cheaters and Aboriginal artist's estate gets rights back. The post 3 Count: Tick Tock Box appeared first on Plagiarism Today.
Rank this Week: 52

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Postdocs with Foundations of European Legal Culture

    Postdocs with Foundations of European Legal Culture
    [This just in from a Finnish friend.]We are excited to begin work with the Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence that will continue to work of the Revisiting the Foundations of European Legal Culture 1934-1964 project. The CoE will begin…
  • Oct 20

    Kickman and Kerska on the Civil War Origins (and Later History) of the Anti-Injunction Act

    Kickman and Kerska on the Civil War Origins (and Later History) of the Anti-Injunction Act
    Kristin E. Hickman and Gerald Kerska, University of Minnesota School of Law, have posted Restoring the Lost Anti-Injunction Act, which is forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review:Should Treasury regulations and IRS guidance documents be…
  • Oct 20

    Kolla on International Law & the French Revolution

    Kolla on International Law & the French Revolution
    Out this month by Edward James Kolla (Georgetown University) is Sovereignty, International Law, and the French Revolution in the "Studies in Legal History" series with Cambridge University Press. From the publisher:The advent…
Rank this Week: 53

Lumen

Lumen

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

https://www.lumendatabase.org/
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 17

    China’s Rising Geolegal Sphere

    China’s Rising Geolegal Sphere
    by Malcolm Jorgensen by Malcolm Jorgensen [Malcolm Jorgensen is a Research Fellow at the Berlin Potsdam Research Group “International Law–Rise or Decline?”] In their new book The Internationalists: How a Radical Plan to…
  • Oct 8

    Events and Announcements: October 8, 2017

    Events and Announcements: October 8, 2017
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Call for Papers The Military Law and the Law of War Review / Revue de Droit Militaire et de Droit de la Guerre is a journal specialised in matters of interest for both civilian and military legal advisors…
  • Oct 6

    Upcoming Event on UN Accountability

    Upcoming Event on UN Accountability
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon I am pleased to announce an upcoming experts workshop on UN Accountability on October 19 at Seton Hall Law School. This workshop will explore the liability of International Organizations for international…
Rank this Week: 55

InsureBlog

InsureBlog

Covers insurance news.

http://insureblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    3D Kickstarter Counting Down

    3D Kickstarter Counting Down
    FoIB Fat Dragon Games' latest 3D DragonLock Kickstarter is winding down, and if you're even the least bit interested in cutting edge 3D printed game terrain (or think you some day might be), this is a must-have:"Snap-link dungeon terrain on…
  • Oct 18

    Cost Sharing Reductions: It's Not Sabotage. It's Not a Bailout: Part 2

    Cost Sharing Reductions: It's Not Sabotage. It's Not a Bailout: Part 2
    In Part 1, we learned the difference between subsidies and the much misunderstood CSR's, and why ending the latter isn't a bailout. Now we learn why it's also not "sabotage:"It's Not SabotageObviously if the Government won't pay their…
  • Oct 18

    Cost Sharing Reductions: It's Not Sabotage. It's Not a Bailout: Part 1

    Cost Sharing Reductions: It's Not Sabotage. It's Not a Bailout: Part 1
    Congress and the media are hyperventilating over the Trump Administration announcement that they will end Cost Sharing Reductions (CSR). The result is news feeds full of over-exaggeration, misrepresentation, blatant lies, and name calling.…
Rank this Week: 56

Legal Blog Watch

Legal Blog Watch

Covers the legal community's daily buzz. From Law.com & Carolyn Elefant & Robert Ambrogi.

http://legalblogwatch.typepad.com/legal_blog_watch/
  • Jun 25

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge

    Use Hyperlinks, Don't 'Bitch-Slap' -- and Other Tips from a 'Cranky' Federal Judge
    The legal blogosphere is taking note of an amusing new guide to legal writing, courtesy of Senior U.S. District Court Judge Richard G. Kopf and his entertaining blog, Hercules and the Umpire. (Hat tip: Lawyerist) Kopf, who joined the short…
  • Jun 19

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man

    'Terroristic' Tattoo Spells Trouble for Minn. Man
    The Pioneer Press (via ABA Journal) has the story of a Minnesota man who was sentenced to probation this week after pleading guilty to making a terroristic threat against a police officer -- a threat that took the unusual form of a tattoo of…
  • Jun 12

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'

    Tenth Circuit Gives Man License to Sue Over 'Rain God'
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit has revived a lawsuit by an Oklahoma man who objects to the image of a Native American sculpture on the state's license plates because its message conflicts with his Christian beliefs. The…
Rank this Week: 57

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

Provides global food safety news & information. By Marler Clark LLP, PS.

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Oct 20

    Listeria test prompts FSIS recall of Fresh Foods chicken bowl

    Listeria test prompts FSIS recall of Fresh Foods chicken bowl
    Fresh Foods Manufacturing Co. of Freedom, PA,  is recalling 701 pounds of heat-treated, not fully cooked, not shelf stable chicken products that may be adulterated with Listeria monocytogenes, the USDA’s Food Safety…
  • Oct 20

    Listeria Test prompts Mann’s Vegetable Recall

    Listeria Test prompts Mann’s Vegetable Recall
    Mann Packing of Salinas, California is voluntarily recalling minimally processed vegetable products listed below because they may be contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes. Mann Packing is issuing this recall in response to a single…
  • Oct 20

    Canada Recalls Fish Products over Botulism Concern

    Canada Recalls Fish Products over Botulism Concern
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says a variety of fish products from two grocery stores in the Toronto area are being recalled due to a risk of botulism. The agency says the affected products were sold at Yummy Market stores in…
Rank this Week: 58

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 59

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Oct 20

    Duty To Advise Elderly Client At Issue In Maryland Bar Discipline Matter

    Duty To Advise Elderly Client At Issue In Maryland Bar Discipline Matter
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has issued its reasons for an order of disbarment entered the day after oral argument. The attorney had defaulted below McLaughlin did not appear at the Circuit Court hearing on March 20, 2017. The hearing...
  • Oct 20

    Discourtesy Leads To Reprimand

    Discourtesy Leads To Reprimand
    A Michigan attorney agreed to a reprimand by a Tri-County Hearing Panel Based upon respondent's admissions and the stipulation of the parties, the panel found that respondent failed to treat with courtesy and respect a person involved in the…
  • Oct 20

    Bad Advice Established Malpractice

    Bad Advice Established Malpractice
    An attorney's erroneous advice that a client could receive retroactive child support if she waited to establish the father's paternity formed the basis of a legal malpractice action. The attorney had persisted in the bad advice even after an…
Rank this Week: 60

DNT - O Direito e as novas…

DNT - O Direito e as novas tecnologias

Covers Brazilian IT law. In Portuguese. By Alexandre Atheniense.

http://www.dnt.adv.br
Rank this Week: 61

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

Covers fraud and forensic accounting, including tax fraud and the Sarbanes-Oxley Act. By Tracy Coenen.

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • Oct 20

    Fraud Investigations and Fire Drill

    Fraud Investigations and Fire Drill
    Fire drill training in grade school always included the mantra, “Stop, drop and roll.” This was the prescribed course of action if a child was on fire. Professionals sometimes refer to tragedies in companies as fire drills. When a…
  • Oct 18

    Divorce Investigations: Documents to Refute Income Claim

    Divorce Investigations: Documents to Refute Income Claim
    When parties are divorcing, it is not unusual for claims to be made about declining income or lack of assets. Tracy talks about some of the documents that could be used to refute these claims and to prove the existence of assets or streams of…
  • Oct 12

    What Is a Lifestyle Analysis?

    What Is a Lifestyle Analysis?
    Tracy Coenen talks about the lifestyle analysis in divorce cases: what it is, and the basic uses for it.
Rank this Week: 62

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 63

Patent Docs

Patent Docs

Covers biotech and pharma patent law and news. By McDonnell Boehnen Hulbert & Berghoff LLP.

http://www.patentdocs.org/
  • Oct 19

    Secured Mail Solutions LLC v. Universal Wilde, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)

    Secured Mail Solutions LLC v. Universal Wilde, Inc. (Fed. Cir. 2017)
    Patents Directed to Mail Barcodes Found to be Directed to Ineligible Subject Matter By Joseph Herndon -- Secured Mail Solutions LLC appealed from the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California's grant of a motion to dismiss on…
  • Oct 17

    Financial Times to "the Patent Troll Narrative" -- Much Ado About Nothing

    Financial Times to "the Patent Troll Narrative" -- Much Ado About Nothing
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- Yesterday, the Financial Times (London) published an article by Rana Foroohar entitled "Big Tech vs. Big Pharma: the battle over US patent protection." If the article can be encapsulated in a word, that word would be…
  • Oct 16

    District Court Allows Mohawk Tribe to Join ANDA Litigation, Finds Patents at Issue Invalid

    District Court Allows Mohawk Tribe to Join ANDA Litigation, Finds Patents at Issue Invalid
    By Kevin E. Noonan -- In something of an anticlimax, Federal Circuit Judge William Bryson, sitting by designation on the bench of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, granted Allergan's motion to join the St. Regis…
Rank this Week: 64

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    D.C. District Court Issues Order in ACLU v. Matti

    D.C. District Court Issues Order in ACLU v. Matti
    The D.C. District Court issued an order in American Civil Liberties Union Foundation v. James Mattis, the ACLU's suit on behalf of the unnamed American citizen being held as an enemy combatant by the U.S. military. Judge Tanya Chutkan granted…
  • Oct 20

    Al-Alwi v. Trump: Appeal to D.C. Circuit to Determine End of Hostilities in Afghanistan

    Al-Alwi v. Trump: Appeal to D.C. Circuit to Determine End of Hostilities in Afghanistan
    On October 2, counsel for Guantánamo detainee Moath Hamza Ahmed al-Alwi filed their opening brief in an appeal to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. In the February 2017 ruling by Judge Richard Leon of the District Court…
  • Oct 20

    Questions Senators Should Ask at the AUMF Hearing Regarding the US Citizen Enemy Combatant

    Questions Senators Should Ask at the AUMF Hearing Regarding the US Citizen Enemy Combatant
    On October 30th, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will hold a hearing titled "The Authorizations for Use of Military Force: Adminstration Perspective," featuring Secretaries Mattis and Tillerson.  This is a good…
Rank this Week: 65

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Oct 20

    Lighthizer's Trade Optimism

    Lighthizer's Trade Optimism
    Jenny Leonard of Inside US Trade reports the following statements by U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer after the NAFTA press conference earlier this week: U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer on Tuesday said he was seeking to…
  • Oct 20

    Submissions for the new SIEL/Hart Prize in International Economic Law

    Submissions for the new SIEL/Hart Prize in International Economic Law
    From the SIEL and Hart Publishing: Submissions for the new SIEL/Hart Prize in International Economic Law are now open! ABOUT THE PRIZE The SIEL/Hart Prize is a brand new prize awarded every two years to an outstanding unpublished manuscript…
  • Oct 19

    With Blinders On? How International Law Casebooks Teach Students in the United State

    With Blinders On? How International Law Casebooks Teach Students in the United State
    First published on Just Security. The United States disagrees with many countries, including key allies, on important questions of international law, including the geographical scope of armed conflict, the extraterritorial application of…
Rank this Week: 66

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    When the specifics are misleading: medical test stats draw false advertising claim

    When the specifics are misleading: medical test stats draw false advertising claim
    Quidel Corp. v. Siemens Med. Solutions USA, Inc., 2017 WL 4654644, No. 16-cv-3059 (S.D. Cal. Oct. 16, 2017)Quidel is a “diagnostic healthcare manufacturer” that “developed, promotes and sells the Thyretain TSI Reporter…
  • Oct 18

    Reading list: scientific claims and anti-fraud law

    Reading list: scientific claims and anti-fraud law
    Shannon Roesler, Evaluating Corporate Speech About Science (forthcoming, Geo. L.J. 2018)Pull quote: “[C]onsumer protection laws should encourage accurate representations of contemporaneous scientific knowledge, rather than lucky guesses…
  • Oct 17

    Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresse

    Undisclosed, and disclosed, influence when going to the mattresse
    Fast Company has a great story about the intricate operations and arguable shenanigans of mattress reviewers who are also paid affiliates.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 67

Legal Informatics Blog

Legal Informatics Blog

Provides scholarly & professional commentary on legal information systems. By Robert Richards.

http://legalinformatics.wordpress.com
  • Jul 31

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter

    Updates Now on Legal Informatics Tumblr and Twitter
    Updates on selected legal informatics developments are now being posted on Legal Informatics tumblr and on Twitter. In the Web interface to this blog, the Twitter updates are visible to the right under “Twitter updates”.Filed…
  • Jul 11

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App

    Greenwood: Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App
    Dazza Greenwood has posted Law Itself is the Killer Blockchain App. Excerpts: […] On a panel discussion about blockchains and the law at the Legal Hackers Congress in NYC this weekend, I’ll provide a sneak-peek at a new,…
  • Jul 10

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource

    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice: Storify, links, and resource
    SubTech 2016: International Conference on Substantive Technology in Legal Education and Practice was held 7-9 July 2015 at University of Richmond School of Law in Richmond, Virginia, USA. The conference website is at:…
Rank this Week: 68

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Consumer Law & Policy Blog

Covers advertising, credit reporting, debt collection, ID theft, predatory lending and other consumer law topics. By Public Citizen.

http://pubcit.typepad.com/clpblog/
  • Oct 20

    Credit Bureau Industry Still Seeking Caps on Damages After Equifax Breach

    Credit Bureau Industry Still Seeking Caps on Damages After Equifax Breach
    by Jeff Sovern Much has been made of the fact that the day the Equifax breach became public, Congress held a hearing on bills that would have limited damages credit bureaus would have to pay for misconduct. This past Tuesday,...
  • Oct 20

    "Regulator Blasts Wells Fargo for Deceptive Auto Insurance Program"

    "Regulator Blasts Wells Fargo for Deceptive Auto Insurance Program"
    The New York Times reports that "Wells Fargo engaged in unfair and deceptive practices, failed to properly manage risks and hasn’t set aside enough money to pay back the customers it harmed, according to a confidential report by federal…
  • Oct 19

    John Oliver on the Equifax Breach

    John Oliver on the Equifax Breach
    or click here. If you don't have time for the whole segment, here is a 34-second excerpt about the arbitration snafu.
Rank this Week: 69

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

Features notices of new Opinions and Orders from the Montana Supreme Court, library announcements, research tips, and Montana legal news.

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 18

    OPINIONS – October 17, 2017

    OPINIONS – October 17, 2017
    Crouse v. DOL Madison Co. DA 17-0163 2017 MT 254 Civil – Other Matter of N.R.A. and V.A.A. YINC DA 16-0276 2017 MT 253 Civil – Dependent Neglect Matter of M.C. YINC DA 17-0181 2017 MT 252 Civil – Dependent Neglect
  • Oct 13

    CORRECTED OPINION – October 13, 2017

    CORRECTED OPINION – October 13, 2017
    City of Helena v. C. Brown DA 17-0019 2017 MT 248 Criminal – Municipal Court Appeal
  • Oct 11

    OPINIONS – October 10, 2017

    OPINIONS – October 10, 2017
    King Arthur v. Rosecrance DA 17-0083 2017 MT 251N Civil – Justice Court Appeal State v. T. Allison DA 16-0498 2017 MT 250N Criminal – DUI-Felony Parenting of R.J.N H.E.N. DA 17-0041 2017 MT 249 Civil – Domestic Relations…
Rank this Week: 70

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Baseball Fundraiser now has Salmonella and Clostridium Perfringen

    Baseball Fundraiser now has Salmonella and Clostridium Perfringen
    Columbia Health officials have released the latest numbers on the Salmonella outbreak in Caldwell Parish. According to the Louisiana Dept. of Health, 125 people are now confirmed to have a gastrointestinal illness. This is up from just under…
  • Oct 20

    Arrest Made in Human Feces Tampering Incident

    Arrest Made in Human Feces Tampering Incident
    Live 5 News reports that Investigators say a laboratory test has confirmed that a substance a man sprayed on produce at a West Ashley Harris Teeter contained human feces and E. Coli contaminates. On Friday, law enforcement charged Pau Hang…
  • Oct 19

    Salmonella Jambalaya Strikes Baseball Fundraiser

    Salmonella Jambalaya Strikes Baseball Fundraiser
    Press reports indicate that the Louisiana’s Department of Health is investigating a Salmonella outbreak in Caldwell Parish that has sickened more than 100 and may have contributed to one death. Local and state authorities trying to…
Rank this Week: 71

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

Law and other thoughts by Lewis & Clark Law School Professor Jack Bogdanski.

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

    Pay a compliment, then apologize
    This country is cutting out its own soul in the name of correctness.
  • Apr 5

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 72

Turtle Talk

Turtle Talk

Covers Indian law and politics. By the Indigenous Law and Policy Center at Michigan State University College of Law.

http://turtletalk.wordpress.com/
  • Oct 20

    Friday Job Announcement

    Friday Job Announcement
    Job vacancies are posted on Friday. Some announcements might still appear throughout the week. If you would like your Indian law job posted on Turtle Talk, please email indigenous@law.msu.edu. Maniilaq Association General…
  • Oct 20

    Amerind Insurance Prevails over Blackfeet Housing

    Amerind Insurance Prevails over Blackfeet Housing
    Here are the materials in Amerind Risk Management Corp. v. Blackfeet Housing Authority (D.N.M.): 42 dct order 28-1 amerind motion for summary j 33 response 36 amerind response 38 blackfeet reply Prior post here.
  • Oct 20

    Splinter: “The Long Thorny History of the Cherokee Who Owned African Slaves”

    Splinter: “The Long Thorny History of the Cherokee Who Owned African Slaves”
    Here.
Rank this Week: 73

What About Paris?

What About Paris?

Features ideas and thoughts on servicing business clients as valued customers in American law firms. By Dan Hull.

http://www.whataboutclients.com/
  • Oct 22

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975

    Gonzoid Specimen # 1 from Duke Chanticleer 1975
    Duke Chronicle piece 10/22/74 Duke Chanticleer piece August 1975 Original WAC/P? blog post 10/22/16 People don't want to accept that about themselves, that they're part of the general rot, and they react to that angrily, which is a very…
  • Oct 14

    2017 Edition Redux: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women.

    2017 Edition Redux: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women.
    Note: The blog does this every year. Original 2017 edition appeared March 7. Wild Men. Wild Women. The Rankings 1 through 106 as this blog sees them in 2017. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to...
  • Oct 9

    Ile St. Louis: Best Address in Paris.

    Ile St. Louis: Best Address in Paris.
    Ditch your American companions and learn something. Yank tourists think Ile St. Louis is about an ice cream shop at its edge near Notre Dame. It's really not. You can slurp ice cream all you want when you're back in...
Rank this Week: 74

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

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

    In West Africa, youth ambassadors serve as family planning advocate

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

    Sex with underage wife is rape, Indian supreme court rule

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

    Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate

    Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate
    Washington Post (Oct. 6, 2017): Trump administration narrows Affordable Care Act’s contraception mandate, by Juliet Eilperin, Amy Goldstein and William Wan: In the next move on Trump's path to dismantle as many Obama-administration…
Rank this Week: 75

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 76

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Oct 20

    Variation in Boilerplate: What Does it Mean?

    Variation in Boilerplate: What Does it Mean?
    Most of us who have had to read hundreds of commercial contracts for either our jobs as lawyers or for our research have also necessarily read lots of “choice-of-law” provisions. I know I have. But I am also embarrassed to...
  • Oct 17

    The Gender Gap Among Fancy Economists at the NBER Summer Institute

    The Gender Gap Among Fancy Economists at the NBER Summer Institute
    The NBER summer institutes are where the fanciest economists go. Anusha Chari and Paul Goldsmith-Pinkham have a cool new paper looking at the gender gaps in who gets on the schedule for the NBER summer institutes. Here is their basic...
  • Oct 12

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?

    Catalonian Bonds, Anyone?
    Joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier. Sovereign bonds issued under the government's own law are supposed to be riskier than bonds issued under foreign (typically, English or New York) law. The logic is simple: Local-law bonds can…
Rank this Week: 77

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real…

Bankruptcy Law Network - Real Lawyers, Real Solutions

Covers bankruptcy, chapter 7, chapter 13, credit reports, foreclosures, and asset protection.

http://www.bankruptcylawnetwork.com
  • Oct 15

    Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment

    Student Loans and the Elderly: How to Stop Student Loan Collectors and Social Security Garnishment
    An increasing number of our senior citizens are faced with the same problems faced by many of our young adults: student loans. A recent PBS story, “More older Americans than ever are struggling with student debt,” highlights…
  • Sep 6

    Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?

    Yes You Can Refile Your Chapter 13 Case, But Should You?
    If you are facing a foreclosure, vehicle repossession, wage garnishment or other financial crisis, Chapter 13 bankruptcy can be a great tool to stop the chaos.  As the type of bankruptcy that includes a repayment plan, Chapter 13 can…
  • Jun 6

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem

    How Bankruptcy Can Solve Your “Too Expensive Car” Problem
    Next to home mortgages, motor vehicle loans are often your most expensive purchase. According to USA Today, the average transaction cost of a new car or truck sold in the U.S. was around $33,500. Lenders are now extending vehicle purchase…
Rank this Week: 78

Legal Pad

Legal Pad

Cal Law blog.

http://legalpad.typepad.com/my_weblog/
  • Aug 8

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet

    Want to Stay in the Loop on #ABAannual? Follow @RecorderTweet
    Justice Anthony Kennedy, former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton and Attorney General Eric Holder will all be on hand this week for the American Bar Association's annual meeting in San Francisco—and so will The Recorder. Our…
  • Jul 12

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request

    CA Supreme Court Entertains Prop 8 Backers' Stay Request
    [Cheryl Miller] In what appears to be a last-gasp effort to save Proposition 8, same-sex marriage opponents have asked the California Supreme Court to immediately ban county clerks from issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. The Supreme…
  • May 13

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat

    Name Surfaces For Fogel's Seat
    [Vanessa Blum] The White House at long last is closing in on a pick to fill the Northern District judicial seat once held by U.S. District Judge Jeremy Fogel. San Mateo County Superior Court Judge Beth Labson Freeman is the...
Rank this Week: 79

American Civil Liberties Union…

American Civil Liberties Union Blog of Rights

Covers civil rights and constitutional law. From the ACLU.

https://www.aclu.org/blog
  • Oct 20

    Living in Fear for Her Life

    Living in Fear for Her Life
    Transgender women like Zahara Green face targeted discrimination and extreme violence in prisons. I am a queer woman who has been incarcerated. I was arrested for tax evasion and mail fraud 20 years ago. I was tried, convicted, and…
  • Oct 20

    Attacks on Transgender Students Under the Guise of Privacy Will Not Stand

    Attacks on Transgender Students Under the Guise of Privacy Will Not Stand
    The attacks against transgender equality in schools are getting more and more outlandish. In June, the Frederick County school board in western Maryland passed and updated policies addressing discrimination, harassment, and bullying of…
  • Oct 20

    If You’re Boycotting Israel in This Texas Town, Then No Hurricane Relief for You

    If You’re Boycotting Israel in This Texas Town, Then No Hurricane Relief for You
    In Dickinson, Texas, opinions of Israel can determine eligibility for hurricane relief. If you’re a resident of a small Texas city and in need of hurricane recovery funds, you’ll have to certify that you’re not boycotting…
Rank this Week: 80

taxgirl

taxgirl

Covers corporate, non-profit, estates, individual or international taxes. By Kelly Erb.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 81

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Trump's ACA Sabotage and the President's Constitutional Duty to Take Care that the Laws be Faithfully Executed

    Trump's ACA Sabotage and the President's Constitutional Duty to Take Care that the Laws be Faithfully Executed
    Over at Vox, I offer an argument that Trump's ACA sabotage violates the Take Care Clause. I argue that, whatever scholarly divisions may exist about the Clause's application, this is the limiting case. The President…
  • Oct 12

    Voting With Their Feet

    Voting With Their Feet
    Advocates of states'-rights often point out that an advantage of federalism is that people can move from a state where they are dissatisfied with public policy to a state that they prefer. The prospect that people or businesses will relocate…
  • Oct 12

    Anti-Contrarianism

    Anti-Contrarianism
    I just finished reading a draft of a superficially interesting but deeply terrible article taking issue with the current wisdom, associated with Daryl Levinson and Richard Pildes's article, "Separation of Parties, not Powers," on the…
Rank this Week: 82

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

Covers vehicle accidents, clergy abuse, personal injury and wrongful death. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

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

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Laguna Beach Car Accident

    Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Laguna Beach Car Accident
    A motorcyclist was seriously injured in a Laguna Beach car accident after colliding with a vehicle that was making a left turn out of a home. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred the morning of…
  • Oct 16

    Two Killed in Long Beach Street Racing Crash

    Two Killed in Long Beach Street Racing Crash
    A two-car accident in Long Beach that left two people dead may have been caused by street racing, officials said. According to a news report in the Los Angeles Times, the car crash occurred the night of October 14, 2017 in the 600 block of…
  • Oct 12

    Four Critically Injured in Los Alamitos Pedestrian Accident

    Four Critically Injured in Los Alamitos Pedestrian Accident
    Four people were critically injured in a pedestrian accident in Los Alamitos in the afternoon of October 11, 2017. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the incident occurred near the intersection of Ball Road and…
Rank this Week: 83

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 84

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Oct 20

    INTERROGATING ETHNOGRAPHY BOOK LAUNCH -- TODAY

    INTERROGATING ETHNOGRAPHY BOOK LAUNCH -- TODAY
    Updates: The Saturday morning session will begin at 10:00 (not 9:30). The Saturday sessions been approved by Illinois for two general MCLE credits, and the Saturday afternoon session has been approved for two professionalism credits. Please…
  • Oct 19

    Hiring Announcement: Case Western Reserve University

    Hiring Announcement: Case Western Reserve University
    From an email message which I received earlier today: CASE WESTERN RESERVE UNIVERSITY (CWRU) SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications for a Director of the Academic and Writing Support Program and Writing Center beginning in the 2018-2019 academic…
  • Oct 19

    Interrogating Ethnography Book Launch

    Interrogating Ethnography Book Launch
    Reminder for those in and near Chicago: My new book -- Interrogating Ethnography: Why Evidence Matters -- will be officially "launched" at a conference on October 20-21. All sessions will be held at the Northwestern University…
Rank this Week: 85

Library Boy

Library Boy

Features legal research news. By Michel-Adrien Sheppard.

http://micheladrien.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Primary Research Group Report on University Faculty Use of Library Assistance in Navigating Bibliometrics & Altmetrics Tool

    Primary Research Group Report on University Faculty Use of Library Assistance in Navigating Bibliometrics & Altmetrics Tool
    New York-based Primary Research Group has just published a report called International Survey of Research University Faculty: Use of Library Assistance in Navigating Bibliometrics & Altmetrics Tools:"This 76-page report presents data from…
  • Oct 18

    Crown Copyright E-Petition Update

    Crown Copyright E-Petition Update
    This is an update to the Library Boy post of May 31, 2017 entitled Petition to House of Commons to Fix Crown Copyright.University of Alberta Copyright Librarian Amanda Wakaruk had circulated a petition asking the Government of Canada to make…
  • Oct 16

    Upcoming Symposium Supreme Court of Canada: Looking to the Future

    Upcoming Symposium Supreme Court of Canada: Looking to the Future
    The Supreme Court of Canada, in conjunction with the National Judicial Institute, is hosting a symposium on Thursday, October 26 on the future of the court: "Some 110 participants, including the Justices of the Supreme Court, chief justices…
Rank this Week: 86

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 87

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Oct 19

    Fourth Circuit Finds 40 Foot Highway Cross Violates Establishment Clause

    Fourth Circuit Finds 40 Foot Highway Cross Violates Establishment Clause
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The state of Maryland owns and maintains a 40 foot "Latin Cross" situated on a traffic island taking up one-third of an acre at the busy intersection of...
  • Oct 18

    The Take Care Case Against Trump

    The Take Care Case Against Trump
    Check out Prof. Abbe Gluck's piece at Vox setting out the case that President Trump is violating the Take Care Clause by purposefully undermining Obamacare (which, after all, is still federal law). We posted on the states' case against…
  • Oct 18

    Second Federal District Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Muslim Ban 3.0

    Second Federal District Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction on Muslim Ban 3.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law A few hours after Hawai'i District Judge Derrick Watson granted a nationwide preliminary injunction in Hawai'i v. Trump in an extensive order based largely on…
Rank this Week: 88

Election Law

Election Law

Covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiatives, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process. By Rick Hasen.

http://electionlawblog.org/
Rank this Week: 89

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 20

    Vampire scare in Malawi has killed at least 8 people | KXAN.com

    Vampire scare in Malawi has killed at least 8 people | KXAN.com
    This isn’t the first time vigilante violence linked to vampire rumors has erupted in this country. Last time this happened was in 2002. via kxan.com
  • Oct 20

    A woman's dog died, and doctors say her heart literally broke

    A woman's dog died, and doctors say her heart literally broke
    But tests at Memorial Hermann Heart & Vascular Institute -Texas Medical Center revealed something very different. Doctors instead diagnosed Simpson with Takotsubo cardiomyopathy, a condition with symptoms that mimic heart attacks. It…
  • Oct 20

    US man trying to kill spiders with blowtorch burns down trailer home

    US man trying to kill spiders with blowtorch burns down trailer home
    The unnamed man is thought to have been using a propane torch to burn the spiders living underneath the trailer. But he accidentally created a massive blaze and 23 firefighters were forced to contain it. via www.telegraph.co.uk Fun but…
Rank this Week: 90