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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Oct 19

    Thursday Open Thread

    Thursday Open Thread
    Here's a new open thread, all topics welcome. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 18

    Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee

    Jeff Sessions Testifies Before Senate Judiciary Committee
    Jeff Sessions is testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee. (Live video link) He promises to ramp up the war on drugs, especially the war on pain meds, prescribers and manufacturers, and war on immigrants. He praises Trump's border…
  • Oct 16

    Trump Adviser to Bail Out Weinstein's Company

    Trump Adviser to Bail Out Weinstein's Company
    Colony Capital, owned by Trump adviser Thomas J. Barrack Jr., has agreed to bail out Harvey Weinstein's company, providing an immediate cash infusion and then buying most if not all of the assets. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 2

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
Rank this Week: 3

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Oct 20

    It’s Good To Remember That There Are Fates Worse Than Death

    It’s Good To Remember That There Are Fates Worse Than Death
    HERE ARE THE RUTH BADER GINSBURG BABY BIBS YOU'VE ALWAYS WANTED: I want to have another kid so I can buy these things. Just kidding. That first sentence was a total lie. I don't want any additional children. I'd rather jump into the Lake of…
  • Oct 20

    American Airlines Messes With The Wrong Black Person

    American Airlines Messes With The Wrong Black Person
    #FlyingWhileBlack is a thing.
  • Oct 20

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.17

    Non-Sequiturs: 10.20.17
    * Harvard Law School is conducting a mental health survey. But will the respondents answer with candor? [Law and More] * Transitions are hard, if not almost impossible to pull off. David Boies is eager to help his firm outlive him. [Big Law…
Rank this Week: 4

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Oct 16

    Sentence in Modification Fraud

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

    Former Settlement Agent Convicted in Refinancing Fraud

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

    Mortgage Fraud Tactics in Bridge Financing Case

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

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 22

    WSJ: Can Evangelicals and Academics Talk to Each Other?

    WSJ: Can Evangelicals and Academics Talk to Each Other?
    Wall Street Journal Essay: Can Evangelicals and Academics Talk to Each Other?, by Alan Jacobs (Baylor): Last year, as the fire and fury of the presidential election were intensifying and people all around me were growing more and more hostile…
  • Oct 22

    Brunson: Brigham Young v. The Bureau of Internal Revenue — Tithing And The Income Tax

    Brunson: Brigham Young v. The Bureau of Internal Revenue — Tithing And The Income Tax
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago), Brigham Young vs. The Bureau of Internal Revenue: In 1871, Brigham Young, the president and trustee-in-trust of the Mormon church, decided to end the church’s practice of tithing, a significant source of…
  • Oct 22

    The Top Five New Tax Paper

    The Top Five New Tax Paper
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new paper debuting on the list at #5. The #1 papers is #53 among 13,040 tax papers in all-time downloads. [2,669 Downloads] Private Benefits in…
Rank this Week: 6

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Oct 20

    [Orin Kerr] The Fourth Amendment and querying the 702 database for evidence of crime

    [Orin Kerr] The Fourth Amendment and querying the 702 database for evidence of crime
    An interesting Fourth Amendment issue has come up in debates over the reauthorization of Section 702 of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act. This is the authority, some will recall, that allows the government to collect from inside the…
  • Oct 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Interesting obituary related to the Carswell Supreme Court nomination

    [Eugene Volokh] Interesting obituary related to the Carswell Supreme Court nomination
    From Adam Bernstein, writing in The Post today: James E. Clayton, a judge’s son who in 1960 became The Washington Post’s first full-time U.S. Supreme Court reporter and later wrote stinging editorials that helped deny federal…
  • Oct 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Hold music

    [Eugene Volokh] Hold music
    I realize this might make me sound curmudgeonly, but here’s what strikes me as a needless source of annoyance: Hold music with vocals. I’m fine with being put on hold occasionally, but I want to be able to work effectively while…
Rank this Week: 8

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

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

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

    ASPIRE FOR BETTER BANKING?

    ASPIRE FOR BETTER BANKING?
    Lucas, does your bank help or hurt your future? If you feel stuck putting your money in big banks or Wall Street investment funds, you should know about an alternative option which supports the future we all want to bring…
  • Oct 19

    JOIN SCOTT'S MOVEMENT

    JOIN SCOTT'S MOVEMENT
    Lucas, For progressives, every day seems to bring a new battle in Washington... A Republican Congress so firmly in the pocket of the NRA that even the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history won’t move it to discuss…
  • Oct 18

    READY FOR A LITTLE SCARE?

    READY FOR A LITTLE SCARE?
    We’re having a party, you’re in for a scare It’s a Halloween bash, so dress up if you dare Please Join Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. for His 3rd Annual Halloween Costume Bash Monday, October 30th 7-9 pm Pier…
Rank this Week: 9

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Oct 22

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Corpus Linguistic

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Corpus Linguistic
    Introduction Law students quickly learn that the interpretation of legal texts is an important component of legal practice. Legal disputes frequently turn on the meaning of a contract, will, rule, regulation, statute, or constitutional…
  • Oct 21

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Impeachment" by Sunstein

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Impeachment" by Sunstein
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Impeachment by Cass Sunstein. Here is the abstract: As Benjamin Franklin famously put it, Americans have a republic, if we can keep it. Preserving the Constitution and the democratic system it supports is…
  • Oct 21

    Download of the Week: "Originalism" by Sunstein

    Download of the Week: "Originalism" by Sunstein
    The Download of the Week is Originalism by Cass R. Sunstein. Here is the abstract: Originalism might be defended on two very different grounds. The first is that it is in some sense mandatory – for example, that it follows...
Rank this Week: 10

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Oct 20

    Attempted plane bomber sues over civil rights violation

    Attempted plane bomber sues over civil rights violation
    Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called Christmas Day bomber, filed a lawsuit [complaint, PDF] Wednesday in the US District Court for the District of Colorado alleging violations of his constitutional rights. Abdulmutallab, who attempted to…
  • Oct 20

    Guatemala court withdraws foreign ministry warning against UN official

    Guatemala court withdraws foreign ministry warning against UN official
    The Guatemalan Constitutional Court [official website, in Spanish] on Wednesday withdrew [text, in Spanish] the foreign ministry’s [official website, in Spanish] warning to the head of the UN International Commission Against Impunity in…
  • Oct 20

    Iraq court orders arrest of Kurdistan VP

    Iraq court orders arrest of Kurdistan VP
    Iraq’s Supreme Justice Council on Thursday ordered the arrest of Kurdistan Regional Government Vice President Kosrat Rasul on charges of “provocation” against Iraq’s armed forces. The court order [BBC report] comes…
Rank this Week: 11

Law Blog

Law Blog

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

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Jul 3

    The WSJ Law Blog: 2006-2017

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

    Former DOJ Criminal Division Head to Join Latham

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

    Hogan Lovells Launches in Boston with Acquisition of Investigations Firm

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 22

    TPS Extension Deadlines for Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua

    TPS Extension Deadlines for Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador, Nicaragua
    Nick Miroff writes in the Washington Post about upcoming extension deadlines for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for Haitians and certain Central Americans. (Country-specific deadlines available on the USCIS TPS page). TPS is statutorily…
  • Oct 22

    Army Tightens Rules For Immigrants Joining As A Path To Citizenship

    Army Tightens Rules For Immigrants Joining As A Path To Citizenship
    NPR's Melissa Block talks with Margaret Stock, a retired U.S. Army officer, immigration attorney, and law professor, who created a program to recruit skilled immigrants. She says the new rules will bring down enlistment. KJ Related articles…
  • Oct 21

    Immigration Article of the Day: Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf

    Immigration Article of the Day: Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf
    Alienage Classifications and the Denial of Health Care to Dreamers by Fatma E. Marouf, Washington University Law Review, Vol. 93, 2016 Abstract In the Affordable Care Act (“ACA”), passed in 2010, Congress provided that only “lawfully…
Rank this Week: 14

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

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

    "Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules"

    "Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules"
    "Undocumented 17-Year-Old Must Delay Abortion, Court Rules": Christina Caron of The New York Times has this report. And today's edition of The New York Times contains an editorial titled "Abortion Ideologues Subvert a Woman's Rights."
  • Oct 21

    "The Arpaio Decision: When the World Is Extraordinary But the Law is Ordinary."

    "The Arpaio Decision: When the World Is Extraordinary But the Law is Ordinary."
    "The Arpaio Decision: When the World Is Extraordinary But the Law is Ordinary." Joshua Geltzer has this post at "Just Security."
  • Oct 21

    "Originalism"

    "Originalism"
    "Originalism": Law professor Cass R. Sunstein has posted this paper on SSRN (via "Legal Theory Blog").
Rank this Week: 15

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

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

    CFP: National Business Law Scholars Conference

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

    American Airlines, Qatar, and the NOL Poison Pill

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

    AALS BA Call for Paper

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

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Oct 18

    Legal Protection for NFL Protests? Not So Fast . . . .

    Legal Protection for NFL Protests? Not So Fast . . . .
    Ben Sachs and Noah Zatz have an op-ed in the New York Times today arguing that they believe that the NFL players' national anthem protests are protected under various legal theories, mirroring some of their early writings that Rick posted...
  • Oct 16

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation

    Solicitor General's View on USERRA Abrogation
    As I mentioned recently, the Supreme Court had requested the Solicitor General's view on whether the abrogation of state sovereign immunity under USERRA was valid. The SG's office just submitted its brief, recommending the denial of cert.…
  • Oct 14

    NFL in the New

    NFL in the New
    The NFL is once again providing great fodder for labor/employment exam questions. Over at Indisputably, Sarah Cole has a great post about the Fifth Circuit's rejection of a preliminary injunction by the NFL Players' association that would…
Rank this Week: 18

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 22

    Article on Jacobs' Law of Trusts in Australia - 8th Edition 2016

    Article on Jacobs' Law of Trusts in Australia - 8th Edition 2016
    Joseph Charles Campbell recently posted an Article entitled, Jacobs' Law of Trusts in Australia - 8th Edition 2016, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This review of the latest…
  • Oct 21

    Article on 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts'

    Article on 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts'
    John Mee recently posted an Article entitled, 'The Past, Present, and Future of Resulting Trusts', Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article considers the nature and future of…
  • Oct 21

    Jerry Lewis’ Daughter on Being Left out of His Will

    Jerry Lewis’ Daughter on Being Left out of His Will
    Jerry Lewis’s will does not leave anything to or even mention anyone named Suzan. Well, so what? There are many names not mentioned in Lewis’s will. Suzan Minoret Lewis, the unmentioned Suzan, claims to be an unrecognized heir to…
Rank this Week: 20

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Minister May Move Ahead With "As Applied" Challenge to Disturbing-The-Peace Ordinance

    Minister May Move Ahead With "As Applied" Challenge to Disturbing-The-Peace Ordinance
    In Roy v City of Monroe, (WD LA, Oct. 19, 2017), a Louisiana federal district court allowed plaintiff Clarence Roy to move ahead with an "as applied" First Amendment challenge to Monroe, Louisiana's disturbing-the-peace ordinance. …
  • Oct 20

    No Unemployment Benefits Where Religious Objections Leading To Resignation Were Not Disclosed

    No Unemployment Benefits Where Religious Objections Leading To Resignation Were Not Disclosed
    In Kelly v. Unemployment Compensation Review Board, (Commonwealth Ct. PA, Oct. 17, 2017), a Pennsylvania appellate court affirmed the denial of unemployment compensation benefits to an employee who resigned her job for religious reasons, but…
  • Oct 20

    Quebec Enacts New Religious Neutrality Law

    Quebec Enacts New Religious Neutrality Law
    In Canada in Wednesday, Quebec's National Assembly passed Bill 62 (full text) which is designed to assure that those providing government services, including subsidized educational institutions, adhere to principles of religious…
Rank this Week: 21

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. v. Morgan-Larson, LLC 17-441 Issue: Whether, or in what circumstances, a plaintiff adequately pleads a “continuing violation” of the antitrust laws, sufficient to…
  • Oct 20

    Chief Justice Salmon Chase on the permanency of the Union, and Cynthia Nicoletti on Chase’s political ambition

    Chief Justice Salmon Chase on the permanency of the Union, and Cynthia Nicoletti on Chase’s political ambition
    In Texas v. White in 1869, Chief Justice Salmon Chase famously wrote for the Supreme Court that the “Constitution, in all its provisions, looks to an indestructible Union composed of indestructible States.” Chase’s opinion…
  • Oct 20

    Friday round-up

    Friday round-up
    Briefly: Subscript offers a graphic explainer on Wilson v. Sellers, which asks whether a federal court in a habeas case should “look through” a summary state-court ruling to review the last reasoned state-court decision. At The…
Rank this Week: 22

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Oct 20

    Supreme Court Fellows Program – Call for Application

    Supreme Court Fellows Program – Call for Application
    The Supreme Court Fellows Commission is accepting applications through November 3, 2017, for one-year fellowships to begin in August or September 2018. The Commission will select four talented individuals to engage in the work of the Supreme…
  • Oct 20

    More from the archive

    More from the archive
    To continue my previous posts on the lost history of police misconduct in Chicago…. In 1959, the Illinois ACLU published a small pamphlet—Secret Detention by the Chicago Police. The report studied (and condemned) a specific Chicago police…
  • Oct 19

    Direct Republican Democracy?

    Direct Republican Democracy?
    A recent article in Slate explains that Camilo Casas is running for Boulder City Council on a unique platform: he will use an app to allow the city's voters to tell him how to vote "on any issue up for a vote before the council."…
Rank this Week: 23

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Oct 20

    CFP: 2018 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop — Palo Alto, CA

    CFP: 2018 Law & Humanities Junior Scholar Workshop — Palo Alto, CA
    Columbia Law School, the University of Southern California Center for Law, History & Culture, UCLA School of Law, Georgetown University Law School, Stanford Law School, and the University of Pennsylvania...
  • Oct 20

    Symposium: Public Interest Law — Madison, WI

    Symposium: Public Interest Law — Madison, WI
    The Wisconsin Law Review will hold its 2017 symposium on October 27, 2017. The symposium—entitled titled “Public Interest Mobilization and Access to Justice Movements in the New Democratic State”—will be...
  • Oct 20

    CFP: Human & Fundamental Rights – UFMS Law Review

    CFP: Human & Fundamental Rights – UFMS Law Review
    Revista Dereito UFMS (UFMS Law Review) (Universidade Federal de Mato Grosso do Sul) invites authors of the legal community to submit—in English, Spanish, or Portuguese—scientific papers and critical reviews for...
Rank this Week: 24

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

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

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

    Renewed Push for Abolition in Delaware

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

    An Update on the Case of Justin Wolfe

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

    An Infographic on Scott Panetti's Case

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

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
  • Oct 20

    Ready for Big Law's #MeToo Moment?

    Ready for Big Law's #MeToo Moment?
    It should go without saying that Harvey Weinstein's alleged behavior was horrible, despicable, repulsive?not to mention, illegal. That much is clear. Not so clear is whether the revelations about Weinstein are truly that meaningful?and…
  • Oct 19

    A Behind-the-Scenes Legal Battle at a Nonprofit Foretold Weinstein Sex Saga

    A Behind-the-Scenes Legal Battle at a Nonprofit Foretold Weinstein Sex Saga
    Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher partner Orin Snyder and Texas trial lawyer Thomas Ajamie squared off in a boardroom drama at a prominent charity within the past year. Their imbroglio would underscore the means by which one of Hollywood?s most…
  • Oct 19

    Reed Smith Partner Launches 'Club 1973' for Women in Private Equity

    Reed Smith Partner Launches 'Club 1973' for Women in Private Equity
    A report this month found that the proportion of senior private equity roles held by women has dropped to 9 percent from closer to 12 percent in 2016.       
Rank this Week: 26

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 22

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • Oct 20

    Good Old Hyperlink

    Good Old Hyperlink
    By the time I was figuring out my stance on artificial intelligence, the legal tech talk had already moved on to blockchain. So I decided to write about something even more outdated – hyperlinks. Links are the backbone of (legal)…
  • Oct 19

    Quebec’s Religious Neutrality of the State Bill Passed

    Quebec’s Religious Neutrality of the State Bill Passed
    An amended version of Bill 62, An Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for religious accommodation requests in certain bodies to foster respect for religious neutrality of the state…
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 28

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • Oct 19

    Forbes Releases 36th Annual Forbes 400 Ranking of the Richest American

    Forbes Releases 36th Annual Forbes 400 Ranking of the Richest American
    “…The billionaires on Forbes’ 2017 ranking of the 400 richest people in America, (“The Forbes 400” p. 86 of the November 14, 2017 Special Issue of Forbes magazine), have a record-breaking, combined total net…
  • Oct 19

    Italian government launches high school program to educate about fake new

    Italian government launches high school program to educate about fake new
    GOOD: “…Starting later this month, the Italian government will be rolling out a program to 8,000 high schools across the country that teaches students how to deal with fake news. In addition to training students how to identify…
  • Oct 19

    Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s Role

    Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s Role
    Research Information Management: Defining RIM and the Library’s Role, by Rebecca Bryant, Anna Clements, Carol Feltes, David Groenewegen, Simon Huggard, Holly Mercer, Roxanne Missingham, Maliaca Oxnam, Anne Rauh, and John Wright.…
Rank this Week: 29

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Oct 21

    ALM’s portfolio of legal publication sites receive upgrade

    ALM’s portfolio of legal publication sites receive upgrade
    ALM (p/k/a American Lawyer Media) upgraded the user interface of its digital publications this week. From Gina Passarella, the Executive Editor of The American Lawyer: Our improvements will deliver the same breaking news and in-depth analysis…
  • Oct 19

    Channel 9 and donut

    Channel 9 and donut
    Every company talks about being real, open and authentic and nobody does it it, my company, LexBlog included. Being real, open and authentic requires a a company letting the outside world know what makes the company tick, what they’re…
  • Oct 19

    Channel 9 and donut

    Channel 9 and donut
    Every company talks about being real, open and authentic and nobody does it it, my company, LexBlog included. Being real, open and authentic requires a a company letting the outside world know what makes the company tick, what they’re…
Rank this Week: 30

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Oct 20

    These Are the Good Old Days?

    These Are the Good Old Days?
    Or will be if the gloomdogglers are right about the environment, This is not to downgrade the danger presented by global heating – on the contrary, it presents an existential threat. It is simply that I have come to realise ……
  • Oct 18

    Latvian ‘Ocean’

    Latvian ‘Ocean’
    My article Flood Control on the Information Ocean: Living With Anonymity, Digital Cash, and Distributed Databases has been translated into Latvian as “Plūdu kontroli par informāciju, kas okeānā: dzīvo ar…
  • Oct 12

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit

    ACLU Brings Important Freedom-to-Travel Lawsuit
    The ACLU’s blog post is actually not over the top here: We’re Suing the Government for Violating the Rights of Passengers on Delta Airlines 1583 in Police-State Fashion. The full complaint in Amedei v. Duke is online. Some key…
Rank this Week: 31

Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 29

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree
    A global vulnerability in hotel keycard locks was a security disaster—and the opportunity of a lifetime for one burglar. The post Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 5

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking
    The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
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New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

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

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

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

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

    Nothing so Lovely as a Tree

    Nothing so Lovely as a Tree
    The books featured in this third top on our gallery tour—the case “Diagramming the Law”—all use images to overcome the limits of language for conveying complex legal and conceptual analysis. We think they can point us…
  • Oct 20

    Kozinski reviews new book — THE JUDGE: 26 MACHIAVELLIAN LESSONS

    Kozinski reviews new book — THE JUDGE: 26 MACHIAVELLIAN LESSONS
    So you thought a judge’s job is to be fair and impartial? To renounce personal gain? To have no agenda? According to Ronald K.L. Collins and David M. Skover in their new book, The Judge: 26 Machiavellian Lessons, that’s all…
  • Oct 20

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 10.20.17

    ROUNDUP: Law and Humanities 10.20.17
    Some news from the world of law and humanities. Some Conferences, Calls for Papers, and Calls for Panelists   The American Constitutional Society for Law and Policy,  Barry University Law School Student Chapter,…
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Russo and Risch on Virtual Copyright @ProfRisch

    Russo and Risch on Virtual Copyright @ProfRisch
    Jack Russo, ComputerLaw Group, LLP, and Michael Risch, Villanova University School of Law, are publishing Virtual Copyright in The Law of Virtual and Augmented Reality (Woody Barfield and Marc Blitz eds., 2018). Here is the abstract. This…
  • Oct 18

    Post on The Classic First Amendment Tradition Under Stress: Freedom of Speech and the University @YaleLawSch

    Post on The Classic First Amendment Tradition Under Stress: Freedom of Speech and the University @YaleLawSch
    Robert Post, Yale Law School, has published The Classic First Amendment Tradition Under Stress: Freedom of Speech and the University. Here is the abstract. This forthcoming chapter in a book to be edited by Lee Bollinger and Geoffrey Stone…
  • Oct 18

    Tsesis on Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda @LoyolaLaw

    Tsesis on Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda @LoyolaLaw
    Alexander Tsesis, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, is publishing Social Media Accountability for Terrorist Propaganda in volume 86 of the Fordham Law Review (2017). Here is the abstract. Terrorist organizations have found social media…
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IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 20

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

    Launching the Autumn/Winter Issue of the Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on SSRN
    Catherine O’Rourke and Elise Ketelaars We are pleased to announce the publication of a new issue of the Ulster University Transitional Justice Institute Research Paper Series on the Social Sciences Research Network. This exciting new…
  • Oct 9

    Write On! Melbourne Journal of Int’l Law

    Write On! Melbourne Journal of Int’l Law
    This installment of Write On!, our periodic compilation of calls for papers, includes calls to submit papers to the Melbourne Journal of International Law, as follows: ►The Editors of the Melbourne Journal of…
  • Oct 5

    Lebanon and the Origins of International (Refugee) Law

    Lebanon and the Origins of International (Refugee) Law
    I’ve spent most of these past years researching the situation of Syrian refugees in Lebanon, culminating in a series of recent articles which among others can be found here and here. Today, Lebanon hosts the highest number of…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Oct 16

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018

    Section on Professional Responsibility AALS Annual Meeting Events in San Diego Jan. 6, 2018
    On behalf of the Executive Committee for the Section on Professional Responsibility, I am writing to remind you about the fabulous day of events planned for the AALS Annual Meeting in sunny San Diego on Saturday, January 6, 2018. Please...
  • Oct 8

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict

    Lisa Bloom’s Short-Lived Representation of Harvey Weinstein: The Difficulty of Seeing One’s Own Conflict
    On October 5, Lisa Bloom released a statement via twitter regarding her representation of Harvey Weinstein and the Weinstein Company. She explained that she and Weinstein had been working “together on a project bringing [her] book to…
  • Oct 3

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt

    Conceding a Defendant’s Guilt
    On September 28, the Supreme Court granted certiorari in McCoy v. Louisiana to consider whether the Sixth Amendment permits defense counsel to concede guilt over the express and emphatic objection of the defendant. In affirming McCoy’s…
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Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

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

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Sep 20

    Maryland Bed Sore Claims | Answers for Your Question

    Maryland Bed Sore Claims | Answers for Your Question
    Get answers to your bed sore question and how to bring a nursing home lawsuit in Maryland
  • Sep 13

    Birth Injury Claims on Behalf of Military Parents | New Opinion

    Birth Injury Claims on Behalf of Military Parents | New Opinion
    I stumbled across a just brutal 9th Circuit opinion in S.H. v. United States earlier this year. This case reversed a $10 million verdict in a birth injury case, finding that the foreign country exception bars plaintiffs’ Federal Tort…
  • Aug 9

    What Are Motor Vehicle Crash Personal Injury Cases Worth in Maryland?

    What Are Motor Vehicle Crash Personal Injury Cases Worth in Maryland?
    How much is an injury case worth in Maryland? Jury Verdict Research published a new Maryland specific study on the median compensation awards for car, truck and motorcycle accidents. In cases that go to trial, the median recovery was $11,328.…
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IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 19

    Plaintff LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG loses at CAFC on indefiniteness issue

    Plaintff LUFTHANSA TECHNIK AG loses at CAFC on indefiniteness issue
    Proceduraly, the district court was affirmed on an alternative ground:Lufthansa Technik AG appeals from the districtcourt’s grant of summary judgment of invalidity withrespect to all claims of U.S. Patent 6,016,016. Because weconclude…
  • Oct 19

    CAFC reverses D. Del. on obviousness in vaginal ring (NuvaRing® ) case

    CAFC reverses D. Del. on obviousness in vaginal ring (NuvaRing® ) case
    Procedurally, this was an appeal by patentee Merck of a finding of obviousness.The ’581 patent in question relates to a vaginal ring used for contraception,and its commercial embodiment is sold underthe brand name NuvaRing®. Warner…
  • Oct 18

    CAFC affirms ITC in Cisco/Arista matter

    CAFC affirms ITC in Cisco/Arista matter
    From the caseCisco argues that inferring is a form of detection, and therefore Arista’s products infringe. The Commission, however, had before it evidence that showed that the accused functionality, ProcMgr, has no access to a…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
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ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

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

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • 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…
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Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • Oct 21

    AALS, adjuncts and accreditation

    AALS, adjuncts and accreditation
    The American Association of Law Schools’ reaction to an American Bar Association proposal to relax accreditation rules on the use of adjunct professors suggests that AALS is all for wider access to justice until that means competition…
  • Oct 21

    Does PLCAA shield gunmakers from liability other businesses would face?

    Does PLCAA shield gunmakers from liability other businesses would face?
    Prof. Stephen Sugarman takes up, and finds generally wanting, the claim that the Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act protects the gun business from liability that other industries would face under like circumstances. “Many critics…
  • Oct 20

    Banking and finance roundup

    Banking and finance roundup
    Sources: Treasury intelligence division has unlawfully spied on and collected Americans’ private financial information [Jason Leopold and Jessica Garrison, BuzzFeed] “A majority of Americans oppose the idea of regulating CEO…
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White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

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

    Is the Schock Case Unraveling?

    Is the Schock Case Unraveling?
    It's not every day that a federal district judge accuses the government of misleading the Court and demands corrective action. But it's happening in the Urbana Division of the Central District of Illinois. I posted here in March regarding…
  • Sep 21

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.

    Mission Creep for Mueller? What Mission Creep? His Charter is Boundless.
    I was on Tucker Carlson's show Tuesday night and he asked me whether Bob Mueller was guilty of "mission creep on a grand scale" by investigating "financial dealings going back some years." Presumably this was a reference…
  • Sep 16

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo

    DOJ Considering Changes to Yates Memo
    According to Reuters, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein said on Thursday that there may be changes to the Yates Memo "in the near future." As discussed at length on this blog (see here, here, here, and here; see also here...
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Linos & Pegram: What Works in Human Rights Institutions?

    Linos & Pegram: What Works in Human Rights Institutions?
    Katerina Linos (Univ. of California, Berkeley - Law) & Tom Pegram (Univ. College London - Political Science) have posted What Works in Human Rights Institutions? (American Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:…
  • Oct 20

    Call for Submissions: Strategic Considerations in Energy Dispute

    Call for Submissions: Strategic Considerations in Energy Dispute
    Transnational Dispute Management has issued a call for submissions for an OGEL/TDM special issue with ArbitralWomen on "Strategic Considerations in Energy Disputes." The call is here.
  • Oct 19

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law

    New Additions to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law
    The Codification Division of the UN Office of Legal Affairs recently added new lectures to the UN Audiovisual Library of International Law. They were given by Laurence Burgorgue-Larsen on “Le système conventionnel européen…
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