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Freedom to Tinker

Freedom to Tinker

Focuses on issues related to legal regulation of technology, and especially on legal attempts to restrict the right of technologists and citizens to tinker with technological devices. From Princeton's Center for Information Technology Policy.

https://freedom-to-tinker.com/
  • Oct 18

    AI Mental Health Care Risks, Benefits, and Oversight: Adam Miner at Princeton

    AI Mental Health Care Risks, Benefits, and Oversight: Adam Miner at Princeton
    How does AI apply to mental health, and why should we care? Today the Princeton Center for IT Policy hosted a talk by Adam Miner, ann AI psychologist, whose research addresses policy issues in the use, design, and regulation of conversational…
  • Oct 4

    Avoid an Equifax-like breach? Help us understand how system administrators patch machine

    Avoid an Equifax-like breach? Help us understand how system administrators patch machine
    The recent Equifax breach that leaked around 140 million Americans’ personal information was boiled down to a system patch that was never applied, even after the company was alerted to the vulnerability in March 2017. Our work studying…
  • Sep 28

    I never signed up for this! Privacy implications of email tracking

    I never signed up for this! Privacy implications of email tracking
    In this post I discuss a new paper that will appear at PETS 2018, authored by myself, Jeffrey Han, and Arvind Narayanan. What happens when you open an email and allow it to display embedded images and pixels? You may expect the sender to…
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taxgirl

taxgirl

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

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kellyphillipserb/
Rank this Week: 294

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 371

Property Insurance Coverage Law…

Property Insurance Coverage Law Blog

Covers property insurance coverage matters. By Merlin Law Group.

http://www.propertyinsurancecoveragelaw.com/
  • Oct 18

    Insurance Appraisal—The Law and Procedure

    Insurance Appraisal—The Law and Procedure
    The Law and Procedure of Insurance Appraisal is a fantastic work by Jonathan Wilkofsky. It is in its third edition and 1,400 pages explaining in full everything a property insurance practitioner would want to know about the topic. Here is a…
  • Oct 17

    Hurricane Irma Closed Claim Statistics Questioned

    Hurricane Irma Closed Claim Statistics Questioned
    The Florida Senate Banking and Insurance Committee held a public hearing last Tuesday. The video above is my very brief testimony at the hearing where I questioned the Hurricane Irma Closed Claim statistics provided by Florida’s…
  • Oct 17

    Hurricane Irma Policyholders Should File a Written Complaint About Slow, No or Low Paying Claims Insurance Adjuster

    Hurricane Irma Policyholders Should File a Written Complaint About Slow, No or Low Paying Claims Insurance Adjuster
    Amy Bach of United Policyholders and Paula Palozzi, Associate Director of the Rhode Island Department of Business Regulation, Insurance Division, held a seminar at the First Party Claims Conference and called on aggrieved policyholders to…
Rank this Week: 319

The Legal Reader

The Legal Reader

Discusses product liability law and lawsuits.

http://legalreader.com/
  • Oct 18

    Chicago Aviation Officials Fire Officers Over Role in United Airlines Scandal

    Chicago Aviation Officials Fire Officers Over Role in United Airlines Scandal
    Months after the United Airlines scandal went viral, Chicago aviation officials have fired two officers and suspended another two over the forcible removal of a passenger from a supposedly overbooked flight. On April 9th, Kentucky-based…
  • Oct 18

    Trump Administration Stops Underage, Undocumented Immigrants from Getting Abortion

    Trump Administration Stops Underage, Undocumented Immigrants from Getting Abortion
    The Trump administration has taken steps to prevent underage, undocumented immigrants from getting abortions. Politico.com reports that Washington recently worked to stop a teenage girl detained at a Brownsville, TX, refugee shelter from…
  • Oct 18

    Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Turn Over DACA Document

    Federal Judge Orders Trump Administration to Turn Over DACA Document
    A federal judge in California ordered the Trump administration to turn over all legal documents related to its decision to terminate the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. The order, according to Politico.com, was…
Rank this Week: 268

Securities Litigation and…

Securities Litigation and Regulatory Enforcement Blog

Covers SEC investigations, insider trading, derivative actions, white collar defense, and whistleblowers. By Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP.

http://blogs.orrick.com/securities-litigation/
  • Oct 18

    The SEC Wants to Know What’s Next for Blockchain: Are You Keeping Up?

    The SEC Wants to Know What’s Next for Blockchain: Are You Keeping Up?
    On October 12, 2017, the United States Securities and Exchange Commission’s Investor Advisory Committee met to discuss Blockchain technology and its impact on the securities industry. While Blockchain is best known as the decentralized…
  • Oct 10

    Supreme Court Likely to Decide Whether to Hear SEC ALJ Issue This Term

    Supreme Court Likely to Decide Whether to Hear SEC ALJ Issue This Term
    As the U.S. Supreme Court commenced a new term last week, one issue of substantial interest to many readers of this blog is whether the Court will address the constitutionality of the Securities & Exchange Commission’s use of…
  • Oct 3

    SEC Chairman Testifies About SEC’s Direction and 2016 Cyberattack

    SEC Chairman Testifies About SEC’s Direction and 2016 Cyberattack
    On September 26, 2017, SEC Chairman Jay Clayton testified before the Senate’s Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee regarding the direction of the SEC under his Chairmanship. He also took the opportunity to address the 2016…
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Ninth Circuit Blog

Ninth Circuit Blog

Provides case summaries and commentary. By Federal Defenders of the Ninth Circuit.

http://circuit9.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 345

Nonprofit Law Blog

Nonprofit Law Blog

Covers legal issues affecting nonprofit and tax-exempt organizations. By Gene Takagi and Erin Bradrick.

http://www.nonprofitlawblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Nonprofit Radio: Disaster Relief

    Nonprofit Radio: Disaster Relief
    I’ll be on Nonprofit Radio this Friday, October 20, at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET talking with host Tony Martignetti about disaster relief. Sadly, this is an particularly timely topic with the ongoing fires in Northern…
  • Oct 13

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/13/17

    Nonprofit Tweets of the Week – 10/13/17
    Catch up with the week’s notable events and shared resources with Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: Wild fires in Northern California have consumed more than 91,000 acres in Napa and Sonoma and have yet to be…
  • Oct 11

    IRS Work Plan FY 2018 (and Draft Form 1024-A)

    IRS Work Plan FY 2018 (and Draft Form 1024-A)
    On September 28, 2017, the IRS released its Tax Exempt and Government Entities FY 2018 Work Plan. Below are some excerpts from the Commissioners about the IRS Work Plan for the division generally in charge of nonprofit tax compliance and…
Rank this Week: 373

CEB blog

CEB blog

Covers practice tips and new legal developments of particular interest to California legal professionals. The CEB blog covers a wide range of practice areas from estate planning to civil litigation, along with posts relating to the practice of law generally.

http://blog.ceb.com
  • Oct 18

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project

    How to Get Your Client Paid for Work on Construction Project
    You’ve got a client who didn’t get paid for work done on a construction project. You could file a breach of contract action, but there may be other ways to get your client paid, especially if the contracting party who didn’t…
  • Oct 16

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion

    4 Reasons to Get Help on a Fee Motion
    Just because you successfully handled the merits of a case doesn’t mean that you should take on a large or complex fee motion that arises from it. It may be time to bring in someone with fee motion expertise. Here are four reasons to…
  • Oct 13

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?

    Can Opinion Come In Under the Business-Records Exception?
    Here’s a common evidence question: Are opinions admissible when they’re in business records? The answer is generally “yes,” as long as the statement of opinion is in a writing that qualifies otherwise for the…
Rank this Week: 280

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law…

Georgia Criminal Appellate Law Blog

By J. Scott Key, P.C.

http://www.georgiacriminalappellatelawblog.com
  • Oct 18

    A Quick Explanation of the Holding in the New SCOG DUI Case

    A Quick Explanation of the Holding in the New SCOG DUI Case
    There has been much talk in the media about Olevik v. State. My algebra teacher long ago would make me “show my work” on tests and sometimes at the chalkboard. I’ve linked to the opinion where you can see where the Supreme…
  • Oct 17

    For Great Cross-Examination, Forget You Ever Knew Matlock, Perry Mason, or Jack McCoy

    For Great Cross-Examination, Forget You Ever Knew Matlock, Perry Mason, or Jack McCoy
    I cut my teeth in law school on Terrance McCarthy’s cross-examination methods. During my 2L year, I recall preparing for a national mock trial competition. During our first practice of the year, our coach popped in a cassette (yes, a…
  • Oct 16

    The Weekend Perfection Wasn’t an Obstacle

    The Weekend Perfection Wasn’t an Obstacle
    At the beginning of the summer, I signed up for a marathon in Chattanooga. And I spent most of June through August training for it. At about the halfway point in my training (mid-August), school started back. Then I had a fairly slammed…
Rank this Week: 460

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Oct 18

    “This is a case about respecting people’s property.”

    “This is a case about respecting people’s property.”
    The trial, which is likely to explore broad questions of aesthetics, property rights and the relationship between the arts and gentrification, has, at its heart, pitted more than 20 graffiti artists whose work appeared in the beloved 5Pointz…
  • Oct 17

    In the age of political correctness, VARA may be the last hope

    In the age of political correctness, VARA may be the last hope
    Is anyone keeping a list of the number of recent artworks that have either been removed or destroyed due to political correctness? Add Erika Rothenberg’s Hollywood sculpture, The Road to Hollywood, to the list. Rothenberg’s art…
  • Oct 16

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit
    Jury selection starts Monday in a case where more than 20 artists argue a developer wrongly whitewashed and destroyed a graffiti paradise at the Long Island City spot known as 5Pointz to put up rental towers. More here.
Rank this Week: 274

International Economic Law and…

International Economic Law and Policy Blog

By WorldTradeLaw.net.

http://worldtradelaw.typepad.com/ielpblog/
  • Oct 18

    SPS Agreement vs. GATT

    SPS Agreement vs. GATT
    This is from the Indonesia - Chicken WTO panel report, circulated yesterday: Fn. 318. We note that Indonesia's defence under Article XX(b) raises a food safety issue. We observe that the SPS Agreement, according to its Preamble, "elaborates…
  • Oct 18

    Some GATT Negotiating History

    Some GATT Negotiating History
    Here are two posts on the original GATT negotiations, from Roy Santana of the WTO: CLASH OF THE GATT NEGOTIATORS September 1947: Following months of good progress in Geneva, GATT negotiators had entered a delicate phase where the most…
  • Oct 17

    NAFTA Round 4: Time to Panic, or Time to Relax a Bit?

    NAFTA Round 4: Time to Panic, or Time to Relax a Bit?
    After NAFTA Round 4 wrapped up today, there were some strong words at the press conference. I can't find the full transcript of her remarks, but here is a news report on what Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland had to...
Rank this Week: 354

Docket Report Patent Infringement…

Docket Report Patent Infringement Blog

Detailing substantive events regarding patent cases in the district courts.

http://docketreport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 335

Kluwer Patent Blog

Kluwer Patent Blog

Provides information and news on European patent law. By Wolters Kluwer.

http://kluwerpatentblog.com
  • Oct 18

    Kluwer Report Day 2: Sufficiently Plausible

    Kluwer Report Day 2: Sufficiently Plausible
    by Annsley Merelle Ward Plausibility has been a hot topic for a couple years, so it was no surprise the issue graced the roster for the Pharma Day series of panels at the AIPPI World Congress. Moderating the session, Juergen Meier (Vossius),…
  • Oct 18

    Kluwer Report Day 1: The best kept (trade) secret – a real life scenario

    Kluwer Report Day 1: The best kept (trade) secret – a real life scenario
    by Dominic Adair The panel sessions of AIPPI Sydney 2017 opened in style with a blockbuster trade secrets double session. Chaired by Annsley Ward (Bristows) and Mark Ridgway (Allen & Overy) with panel guests Lucas Kenny (NetApp,…
  • Oct 16

    EPO – All Problems Solved?

    EPO – All Problems Solved?
    The European Patent Organisation consists of two organs: the European Patent Office and the Administrative Council. Pursuant to Art. 4 EPC, the task of the Organisation is to grant European patents. This shall be carried out by the European…
Rank this Week: 293

Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 18

    Hostile work environment claim fails -- not enough offensive comment

    Hostile work environment claim fails -- not enough offensive comment
    Plaintiff in this case says she suffered a hostile work environment because of her disability. The Second Circuit says she has no case even though she claims coworkers "constantly" made derogatory comments about her mental health.The case is…
  • Oct 17

    Speculation is not enough under Title VII

    Speculation is not enough under Title VII
    The Court of Appeals sees enough employment discrimination cases to know what cases will succeed and what cases will not. A common basis for the Court to reject a case is to find that plaintiff is urging the Court to infer discriminatory or…
  • Oct 16

    Res ipsa loquitur wins plaintiff her negligence case

    Res ipsa loquitur wins plaintiff her negligence case
    One of the great concepts of American tort law is res ipsa loquitur, which is Latin for "the thing speaks for itself." This point is that certain negligent acts are the result of inherent negligence, such that the very fact that a piano fell…
Rank this Week: 327

Work Comp Roundup

Work Comp Roundup

Covers workers' compensation cost containment techniques and strategies.

http://reduceyourworkerscomp.com/
  • Oct 18

    Poor Workers’ Comp Claims Handling Costs You Money

    Poor Workers’ Comp Claims Handling Costs You Money
    Each year you receive your bill for the next workers compensation policy year, and for many of companies, each year the bill is higher than the previous year. As you think about your work comp claims, you realize the claims for the…
  • Oct 17

    Medicaid Recovery Rights – What You Need to Know

    Medicaid Recovery Rights – What You Need to Know
    It’s been characterized as “almost unintelligible to the uninitiated,”  and it’s about to further complicate things in the workers’ compensation system. As of October 1, state Medicaid programs are allowed…
  • Oct 16

    Selecting the Relationship to Make or Break Your Workers’ Comp Program

    Selecting the Relationship to Make or Break Your Workers’ Comp Program
      What do you call the person who graduates at the very bottom of his class in medical school? That question was posed to me by a friend of mine in college, particularly after he didn’t do so well on one of his exams. But he would…
Rank this Week: 387

Lobby Comply Blog

Lobby Comply Blog

Covers campaign finance, lobbying, procurement and ethics laws. By State and Federal Communications, Inc.

http://stateandfed.com/lobbycomply/
Rank this Week: 340

Lowering the Bar

Lowering the Bar

Features humorous legal news.

http://www.loweringthebar.net/
  • Oct 18

    “Pretty Sure Stank Is Patented,” Lawyer Claims—But It’s Complicated

    “Pretty Sure Stank Is Patented,” Lawyer Claims—But It’s Complicated
    Yet another answer to a legal question you didn't know you had.        Related StoriesLawyer Music Video Asks You Not to Call It “Velcro”It Is Not Illegal to Drive With an Axe Embedded in…
  • Oct 16

    Assorted Stupidity #106

    Assorted Stupidity #106
    In this edition: an update on canoeing under the influence, an update on hooting laws, an update on Michael Grimm, and a "field test" for drugs that had trouble distinguishing between meth and donut…
  • Oct 12

    Anti-Mask Law Saddens Austrian Shark Mascot

    Anti-Mask Law Saddens Austrian Shark Mascot
    Dejected, off he trudged with a 150-euro ticket clutched in his pectoral fin.          
Rank this Week: 421

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

H1B Visa Lawyer Blog

Covers H-1B visas, petitions, audits and caps. By the MVP Law Group.

http://www.h1bvisalawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Diversity Visa (DV-2019) Lottery – UPDATED entry period dates!

    Diversity Visa (DV-2019) Lottery – UPDATED entry period dates!
    UPDATE Due to a technical issue, the DV-2019 entry period that began on October 3 has been closed. Entries submitted during October 3-10 are not valid and have been excluded from the system; they will not count as a duplicate entry. The…
  • Oct 17

    Visa Bulletin – November 2017

    Visa Bulletin – November 2017
    The Department of State has released its latest Visa Bulletin. Click the link to view the November 2017 Visa Bulletin The monthly Visa Bulletin has changed. The bulletin now summarizes the availability of immigrant numbers during the reported…
  • Oct 16

    Immigration News – Weekly List of Top News Stories – (10-13-17)

    Immigration News – Weekly List of Top News Stories – (10-13-17)
    List of Top News Stories from the last week related to Immigration: CNN Money (CNN.com), 10/11/17: DACA in flux: 5 things business owners need to know Continue reading
Rank this Week: 398

Energy & the Law

Energy & the Law

Covers energy policy, eminent domain, hydraulic fracturing, and royalty disputes. By Looper Reed & McGraw P.C.

http://www.energyandthelaw.com
  • Oct 18

    Oil and Gas in Texas: Some Law and a Little History

    Oil and Gas in Texas: Some Law and a Little History
    Welcome to the binary edition, where you have a choice: An informative and engaging stroll through the history of the oil and gas business in Texas, or a wonkish and also informative legal analysis. First, at the recent summer meeting of…
  • Oct 10

    Lessons from a Liftboat Contract

    Lessons from a Liftboat Contract
    Semco, LLC v. The Grand, LTD. is nominally about a $15 million liftboat construction contract and the legal issues one would expect after a long trial and a big verdict. This post is more about how to administer and perform a contract,…
  • Oct 3

    What’s New in the Methane Debate?

    What’s New in the Methane Debate?
    Occasionally we visit issues larger than one-off courthouse decisions. Here are a few selected stories on the extent to which fracking contributes to rising levels of methane and, maybe, to climate change. There are conflicting…
Rank this Week: 463

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We…

JOTWELL - The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)

Edited by University of Miami School of Law Professor Michael Froomkin, The Journal of Things We Like (Lots)–JOTWELL–invites law professors to join us in filling a telling gap in legal scholarship by creating a space where legal academics will go to identify, celebrate, and discuss the best new legal scholarship.

http://jotwell.com/
  • Oct 18

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric

    Beyond the “Tax Loophole” Rhetoric
    Heather Field, A Taxonomy of Tax Loopholes, 55 Houston L. Rev. (forthcoming 2018), available at SSRN.Leigh OsofskyOne of the many obstacles in the way of productive governance these days is people talking past each other.…
  • Oct 17

    Questioning the Queue

    Questioning the Queue
    Katharine G. Young, Rights and Queues: On Distributive Contests in the Modern State, 55 Colum. J. of Transnat’l L. 65 (2016).Lee Anne FennellA queue, whether it takes the form of a line or a list, is one of the simplest and most…
  • Oct 16

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law

    Protecting the Right to Family Life in Immigration Law
    Kerry Abrams, Family Reunification and the Security State (forthcoming, 2017), available at SSRN.Angela BanksMany Americans believe that one of the functions of United States immigration law is to facilitate family reunification. For…
Rank this Week: 352

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 289

Food Safety News

Food Safety News

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

http://www.foodsafetynews.com/
  • Oct 17

    iwaspoisoned.com alerts officials to outbreak at Georgia Tech

    iwaspoisoned.com alerts officials to outbreak at Georgia Tech
    For at least the third time this year, the crowd-sourced website iwaspoisoned.com has identified a foodborne illness outbreak, this time among students who ate at a Georgia Tech dining hall. The “North Avenue Dining Hall” at the…
  • Oct 17

    Mechanically tenderized steaks recalled in Canada for E. coli

    Mechanically tenderized steaks recalled in Canada for E. coli
    The Canadian Food Inspection Agency posted a recall yesterday of mechanically tenderized steaks at the request of Vantage Foods Inc. The company cited possible E. coli O157:H7 contamination as the reason for the recall. Vantage…
  • Oct 17

    FSN Briefly

    FSN Briefly
    Every hour of every day people around the world are living with and working to resolve food safety issues. Here is a sampling of current headlines for your consumption. Man sprays produce with feces-scented liquid A Harris Teeter store in…
Rank this Week: 296

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

http://www.ediscoverydaily.com/
Rank this Week: 424

Erie Injury Law Blog

Erie Injury Law Blog

Covers Pennsylvania and Erie County accident and injury information. By Purchase & George P.C.

http://www.yourerieaccidentlawyers.com/blog/
  • Oct 17

    Motorcycle burn injuries might require extensive treatment

    Motorcycle burn injuries might require extensive treatment
    Many different injuries can occur in a motorcycle accident. Burns are one type that you might not automatically think about; however, these are more common than most people realize. The pipes and other components of the motorcycle are…
  • Oct 12

    Trucker fatigue can lead to serious crashes: Know your right

    Trucker fatigue can lead to serious crashes: Know your right
    There are many causes of semitruck crashes, but the only one that matters in your case is the one that caused your crash. We understand that finding out the cause of the crash is probably going to be a...
  • Oct 4

    October 2017 Newsletter

    October 2017 Newsletter
    Read our October Newsletter Here!...
Rank this Week: 267

When the Abuser Goes to Work

When the Abuser Goes to Work

Offers legal resources for victims of workplace bullying, mobbing and workplace abuse and for employers who are interested in having a workplace where all employees are treated with dignity and respect.

http://abusergoestowork.com/
  • Oct 17

    Is “Poise” a Qualification or a Subjective Assessment Prone to Bias?

    Is “Poise” a Qualification or a Subjective Assessment Prone to Bias?
    Qualifications normally are an  important consideration in discrimination cases. In recent weeks, however, the EEOC has ruled in two age discrimination cases that subjective assessments  outweigh objective qualifications. In both…
  • Oct 9

    Behavioral Design Algorithms Show Promise and Peril in Hiring

    Behavioral Design Algorithms Show Promise and Peril in Hiring
    A new technology has the potential to both reduce and exacerbate illegal bias in hiring. The New York Times has reported that two start-up hiring platforms, Applied and Pymetrics, have created algorithms using  artificial…
  • Sep 24

    EEOC Secrecy Rule Hides Procedural Irregularities and Gross Unfairne

    EEOC Secrecy Rule Hides Procedural Irregularities and Gross Unfairne
    A recent decision by the EEOC raises questions about whether the secrecy surrounding the EEOC’s handling of discrimination complaints hides serious procedural irregularities and basic unfairness. EEOC spokeswoman Kimberly Smith-Brown…
Rank this Week: 381

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Oct 17

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA
    A coalition of civil liberties groups in South Dakota is sending a clear message to Senator John Thune: don’t turn your back on our right to assemble online. The ACLU of South Dakota, Indivisible 605, Indivisible Rapid City, and Queer…
  • Oct 17

    Alice Saves Medical Startup From Death By Telehealth Patent

    Alice Saves Medical Startup From Death By Telehealth Patent
    Justus Decher, a veteran of the U.S. Army, has a motto he uses when faced with adversity: “Don’t get even, get Justice.” A health scare in 2010 saw Justus going to the emergency room about 20 times for observation. Each time…
  • Oct 17

    Whistleblower Protections in USA Liberty Act Not Enough

    Whistleblower Protections in USA Liberty Act Not Enough
    The USA Liberty Act fails to safeguard whistleblowers—both as federal employees and contractors—because of a total lack of protection from criminal prosecution. These shortcomings—which exist in other whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 374

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: 344

Michigan Appeals

Michigan Appeals

Explores and discusses issues affecting appellate practice, including recent cases, primarily from the Michigan Supreme Court, Michigan Court of Appeals, and the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals. By the Speaker Law Firm.

http://www.michiganappeals.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 17

    Attorney Found to be Ineffective for Not Calling Witness of Child Suggestibility

    Attorney Found to be Ineffective for Not Calling Witness of Child Suggestibility
                   Ineffective assistance of counsel is an incredibly difficult burden for a criminal defendant to prove – “to establish a claim of ineffective assistance of counsel, the…
  • Oct 11

    Exclusive Remedy as in Monroe? MSC Says, "NO! NO! NO!"

    Exclusive Remedy as in Monroe? MSC Says, "NO! NO! NO!"
    In Michigan Dep't of Agriculture v Appletree Marketing, Inc, the Michigan Supreme Court held that the Agricultural Commodities Marketing Act (ACMA) does not provide the exclusive remedy for its violation and does not supersede preexisting…
  • Oct 2

    2 Trial Judges + Same Facts = Opposite Orders - Which Controls?

    2 Trial Judges + Same Facts = Opposite Orders - Which Controls?
    MCR 2.613(B) sets out the limitations on error-correction by one judge of the orders ofanother judge and provides the following:A judgment or order may be set aside or vacated, and a proceeding under a judgment or order may be stayed, only by…
Rank this Week: 299

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 288

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Oct 17

    Leadership for New Lawyer

    Leadership for New Lawyer
    I gave a short presentation recently on a leadership course that I’ve developed at Pitt Law. The slide deck – without audio – follows. A full account of the course is available here. A shorter and sweeter version is here.
  • May 3

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt

    There Are No Poor People in the Rust Belt
    What? In recent days, I’ve come across not one but two online features that celebrate contemporary Pittsburgh for its economic and cultural sexiness. Largely because of the regional tech economy, the millennials and GenXers who dominate…
  • May 1

    The Future of Law Teaching

    The Future of Law Teaching
    The faculty of the St. Louis University School of Law invited me to deliver the 2017 Vincent C. Immel Lecture on Teaching Law on April 20, 2017. The lecture was and is not designed for journal publication, but I thought that some (including…
Rank this Week: 287

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Michigan Criminal Lawyers Blog

Covers Michigan DUI, drug and violent crime defense. By Grabel & Associates.

http://www.michigancriminallawyers-blog.com/
  • Oct 17

    The Plain Smell Doctrine: A Dangerous Issue to Your Freedom

    The Plain Smell Doctrine: A Dangerous Issue to Your Freedom
    With the growing interest in medical cannabis within the state of Michigan, prosecutions for drug possessions have grown by leaps and bounds, the main reason for this is the “Plain Smell Doctrine.” The “Plain Smell…
  • Sep 20

    Excluding a Piece of Evidence from Trial – The Exclusionary Rule

    Excluding a Piece of Evidence from Trial – The Exclusionary Rule
    As the name implies, the exclusionary rule works to exclude or “leave out” a piece of evidence in a criminal or civil trial. Essentially, this rule is used in courts across the U.S. to keep people’s constitutional rights…
  • Sep 14

    Cannabis Community Disturbed by State Board Meeting

    Cannabis Community Disturbed by State Board Meeting
    On September 12, 2017, the Michigan Medical Marihuana Licensing Board left many patients and caregivers with a sense of fear and frustration. As one member of the audience stated, “Does this board want us to start buying drugs on the…
Rank this Week: 383

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian

The Ginger Law Librarian discusses all things law libraries, legal research and writing, and law schools.

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

    Teaching Legal Research in the Books: Necessary or Not?

    Teaching Legal Research in the Books: Necessary or Not?
    Over the course of the last week or so, there's been a lively discussion on the LRW-PROF listerv about teaching legal research using books.The discussion started from this post:At SCU, we have traditionally held one or two class sessions in…
  • Oct 12

    Librarians Guiding the Use of Classroom Technology

    Librarians Guiding the Use of Classroom Technology
    As librarians, we are often the go-to institutional source for teaching technologies. In law, the faculty often look to us to help train on and maintain these technologies for the benefit of the law school community. And with a 21st Century…
  • Oct 5

    The Continued Evolution of WEXIS Graduate Acce

    The Continued Evolution of WEXIS Graduate Acce
    In a continued effort to attract longterm users, both Westlaw & Lexis have modified graduate access to offer generous extended access.As to Westlaw, currently, if you are a "Practice Ready" school, meaning that you subscribe to…
Rank this Week: 360

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

New York Employment Attorneys Blog

Covers employment discrimination, severance, wage violations, sexual harassment and civil rights. By The Harman Firm, LLP.

http://www.newyorkemploymentattorneysblog.com/
Rank this Week: 434

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: 348

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Oil and Gas Lawyer Blog

Covers oil, gas and mineral law topics, including pooling, surface damages, lessor's remedies and lease bonuses. By John McFarland.

http://www.oilandgaslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 328

Music - Technology - Policy

Music - Technology - Policy

Covers issues for professional creators in the music and movie businesses.

http://www.musictechpolicy.com/
  • Oct 17

    Will Congress Bring Songwriters a Lump of Coal or Justice?

    Will Congress Bring Songwriters a Lump of Coal or Justice?
    It is axiomatic that as government expands, liberty contracts. Songwriters are among the most highly regulated workers in America, so on the continuum of liberty, guess where songwriters score? Most people are surprised by that unadulterated,…
  • Oct 15

    The Flaw Behind Zuckerberg’s Universal Basic Income Scam

    The Flaw Behind Zuckerberg’s Universal Basic Income Scam
    These 21st Century Robber Barrons will expect the taxpayer to pay for those smart roads or if the beneficiaries of the infrastructurer will pay, they will expect to own the roads, no doubt.  So the taxpayer will pay for the roads for the…
  • Oct 14

    Must Read Post by @miramulholland on the Significance of the Loss of Professional Creator

    Must Read Post by @miramulholland on the Significance of the Loss of Professional Creator
    If you’ve ever been in a job interview for coders, you’ll understand when I tell you that it’s like a cross between the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey and the hacking-on-shots employment interview scene in The Social…
Rank this Week: 389

Class Action Blog

Class Action Blog

Covers class action litigation in the Southeast and class action arbitrations nationally. By Carlton Fields.

http://classifiedclassaction.com/
Rank this Week: 416

The Reporter

The Reporter

Covers legal research. By the Texas Tech Law Library.

https://texastechlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • Oct 17

    Library Write-In: Saturday, October 28th

    Library Write-In: Saturday, October 28th
    Each semester, Professors Baker and Drake host a write-in in the law library’s Collaborative Commons, as part of the Scribes …Continue reading →
  • Oct 17

    Library Write-In: Saturday, October 28th

    Library Write-In: Saturday, October 28th
    Each semester, Professors Baker and Drake host a write-in in the law library’s Collaborative Commons, as part of the Scribes …Continue reading →
  • Oct 12

    The Importance of Legal Research Skills for Practice

    The Importance of Legal Research Skills for Practice
    Nearly all law schools are focusing on preparing “practice-ready” graduates. This approach to legal education was advanced in the 1990’s with …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 363

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: 426

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 17

    Laplante on Torts and Human Rights Abuse

    Laplante on Torts and Human Rights Abuse
    Lisa Laplante has posted to SSRN Human Torts. The abstract provides: Human Torts is the first article to describe how ordinary municipal tort lawsuits in the United States provide essential remedies for human rights abuses. Despite the rising…
  • Oct 13

    Robot Patrols Grocery Store to Prevent Slip-and-Fall

    Robot Patrols Grocery Store to Prevent Slip-and-Fall
    We have heard a lot about technology changing tort law in the form of autonomous vehicles. Now Giant Foods is experimenting with a roving robot in its grocery stores. "Marty" has a number of skills: he can check prices and...
  • Oct 12

    Study: Patients Satisfied with Communication-and-Resolution Program

    Study: Patients Satisfied with Communication-and-Resolution Program
    A study (with a small sample) published in JAMA Internal Medicine found the majority of patients satisfied with communication-and-resolution programs, a more cooperative alternative to litigation in the med mal context. Only 2 of the 40…
Rank this Week: 469

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Chicago Injury Lawyer Blog

Covers injury and accident law. By Robert Kreisman.

http://www.robertkreisman.com/injury-lawyer/
  • Oct 17

    $2.73 Million Jury Verdict for Pedestrian Struck by Bus Causing Amputation

    $2.73 Million Jury Verdict for Pedestrian Struck by Bus Causing Amputation
    Joan Grove was standing at an intersection in downtown Pittsburgh during rush hour. She was in her fifties at the time. While a bus was attempting to pass another car near the intersection, the driver of that commuter bus came close to the…
  • Oct 11

    $21.4 Million Jury Verdict Upheld by Illinois Appellate Court in Rail Worker’s Injury

    $21.4 Million Jury Verdict Upheld by Illinois Appellate Court in Rail Worker’s Injury
    The Illinois Appellate Court has upheld a record-breaking $21.4 million jury verdict for a railroad conductor after his heel was irreparably damaged at a railyard. The Illinois Appellate Court for the 1st District rejected all of Norfolk…
  • Oct 4

    U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Illinois Mandatory Union Dues Case

    U.S. Supreme Court Will Hear Illinois Mandatory Union Dues Case
    In 2014 the U.S. Supreme Court cast doubt on the legality of mandatory union fees for non-union members. The opinion of the high court did not strike the fee as being a constitutional violation; instead, they commented that the precedent…
Rank this Week: 394

Medical Futility

Medical Futility

Tracks judicial, legislative, policy, and academic developments concerning medical futility. By Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope.

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

    Brain Death Conflict - Taquisha Desirae McKitty

    Brain Death Conflict - Taquisha Desirae McKitty
    On September 14, 2017, 27-year old Taquisha Desirae McKitty was brought to Brampton Civic Hospital suffering from a drug overdose. After six days, doctors declared her brain dead despite her family’s wishes. The family filed…
  • Oct 16

    12% of Patients Receive “Futile" Treatment

    12% of Patients Receive “Futile" Treatment
    Hannah CarterA new Australian study determined that 12% of end-of-life treatment was "futile" as determined by a consensus of clinicians.   This corroborates a figure determined a few years ago in a study at UCLA in the United…
  • Oct 15

    NJ Judge Recognizes Cause of Action for Wrongful Prolongation of Life

    NJ Judge Recognizes Cause of Action for Wrongful Prolongation of Life
    Earlier this year, I argued that courts are becoming more receptive to tort claims when clinicians administer life-sustaining treatments contrary to patient wishes or instructions.  The New York Times picked up on my piece. Now, the New…
Rank this Week: 291

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
  • Oct 16

    Social media and government

    Social media and government
    Was invited by out-going Director General of the Government Information Department Ranga Kalansooriya late Sunday night to give a presentation the next day on social media and its importance for government officials, at a workshop organised…
  • Jul 8

    Hacking the referendum

    Hacking the referendum
    The government, despite strong opposition led by senior monk Anamaduwe Dhammadassi Thero, said last week that it will nevertheless continue to pursue the constitutional reform process, which will be put to a referendum. This comes after PM…
  • Jun 27

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin

    Social media and peace: Presentation at ZIF’s 15th year celebrations in Berlin
    The Zentrum für Internationale Friedenseinsätze gGmbH (Centre for International Peace Operations) based in Berlin, Germany, invited me to talk on social media and peace as part of an event to celebrate 15 years since its…
Rank this Week: 302

Litigation and Trial

Litigation and Trial

Covers topics related to civil litigation. By Maxwell S. Kennerly.

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

    The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce

    The Opioid Crisis, The Courts, And The Chamber of Commerce
    On Sunday, the Washington Post published a detailed investigative report about how the drug industry snuck through Congress a bill that ruined one of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s key tools in the fight against the opioid epidemic. The…
  • Sep 15

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action

    Equifax And The Long Legal Road In Data Breach Class Action
        Equifax, which knows more about you than your own mother, (1) failed to maintain its servers, (2) was hacked and lost sensitive personal data for 143 million people, (3) concealed that fact for months, (4) blamed another company…
  • Jul 12

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality

    A Plaintiff’s Guide To Fed.R.Civ.P. 26 Discovery Proportionality
        Civil litigators often spend more time in discovery disputes than in trials. Few plaintiffs or defendants are keen on spending time in a deposition, collecting documents, or handing over to their opponent evidence that could be…
Rank this Week: 298