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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

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

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • May 19

    Saturday Open Thread

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

    A Beautiful Wedding

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

    Judiciary Committee Releases Hearing Testimony on Russia Meeting

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

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Jan 16

    Short Sale Fraud Indictment Alleging Non-Arms Length Transaction

    Short Sale Fraud Indictment Alleging Non-Arms Length Transaction
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Gary P. DeCicco, 59, Nahant, Massachusetts, and Pamela M. Avedisian, 54, Nahant, Massachusetts, were charged in an indictment with one count of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and one count of wire fraud in connection…
  • Jan 16

    Inflated Purchase Prices Kink LTVs in Guilty Plea

    Inflated Purchase Prices Kink LTVs in Guilty Plea
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Abolghasseni “Abe” Alizadeh, 59, Granite Bay, California, pleaded guilty  to wire fraud, bank fraud and making false statements to a federally insured financial institution. According to court…
  • Jan 16

    Foreclosure Rescue Schemer Pleads Guilty

    Foreclosure Rescue Schemer Pleads Guilty
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Sergio Roman Barrientos, 64, Poway, California pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud affecting a financial institution and bank fraud. According to court documents, from about September 2004 through…
Rank this Week: 3

Frederic Borel

Frederic Borel

Summarizes and translates decisions of the US Supreme Court (and occasionally the California Supreme Court) which may be of interest to Swiss legal professionals.

http://fredericborel.blogspot.ch/
  • May 19

    U.S. Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, Docket No. 15-1509

    U.S. Bank N.A. v. Village at Lakeridge, LLC, Docket No. 15-1509
    Bankruptcy: Chapter 11: Reorganization: Cramdown plan: Clear error:Chapter 11 of the Bankruptcy Code enables a debtor company to reorganize its business under a court-approved plan governing the distribution of assets to creditors. See 11 U.…
  • May 19

    Murphy v. Smith, Docket No. 16-1067

    Murphy v. Smith, Docket No. 16-1067
    Interpretation (shall/may):(…) The word “shall” usually creates a mandate, not a liberty, so the verb phrase “shall be applied” tells us that the district court has some nondiscretionary duty to perform. See…
  • May 7

    Legal Notice

    Legal Notice
    https://www.legalnotice.org/https://www.legalnotice.org/pl/sacbee/landing1.aspx#
Rank this Week: 4

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 5

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

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

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
  • May 22

    What is GDPR and how will it affect you? – The Guardian

    What is GDPR and how will it affect you? – The Guardian
    ‘You could be forgiven for thinking that Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is a law created to fill your inbox with identikit warnings from every company you have ever interacted with online that “the…
  • May 22

    Patients lose hip replacement court case – BBC New

    Patients lose hip replacement court case – BBC New
    ‘Hundreds of patients have lost the first round of a legal battle for compensation at the High Court over allegedly “defective” hip implants.’ Full StoryBBC News, 21st May 2018Source: www.bbc.co.uk
  • May 22

    Heavy handed, inaccurate threats of legal action – Metropolitan HT harass their tenants – Nearly Legal

    Heavy handed, inaccurate threats of legal action – Metropolitan HT harass their tenants – Nearly Legal
    ‘The Court of Appeal on an instance of tenancy management going bad, very bad indeed. And the landlord losing a claim against them for damages for harassment under Protection from Harassment Act 1997.’ Full StoryNearly Legal, 20th…
Rank this Week: 6

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: 7

Above the Law

Above the Law

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

http://abovethelaw.com/
Rank this Week: 8

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
Rank this Week: 9

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • May 22

    Amnesty: Rohingya group behind massacre

    Amnesty: Rohingya group behind massacre
    Amnesty International [advocacy website] reported [report] on Tuesday that a Rohingya militant group known as the Arakan Rohingya Salvation Army (ARSA) is behind at least one massacre against Hindus in the Rakhine State that took place last…
  • May 22

    UN rights expert urges Ireland to establish greater child sexual violence protection, redress past abuse

    UN rights expert urges Ireland to establish greater child sexual violence protection, redress past abuse
    UN Special Rapporteur Maud de Boer-Buquicchio [official website] on Monday urged [press release] Ireland to include a national strategy to prevent and respond to sexual violence against children. “I recognise the considerable progress…
  • May 22

    UK criminal court dismisses Barclays' fraud charge

    UK criminal court dismisses Barclays' fraud charge
    Britain’s Southwark Crown Court [official website] dismissed charges against Barclays regarding agreements between the bank and Qatari investors during the 2008 financial crisis. The Serious Fraud Office (SFO) [official website], a…
Rank this Week: 10

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 21

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

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

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

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

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

    Librarian’s Guide To Finding Diverse Books Before They’re Published
    BookRiot – Here’s how to find diverse books before they’re published so you can read and nominate them with plenty of time for them to show up on the monthly LibraryReads list. “When you can find these books and read…
Rank this Week: 11

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

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

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

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

    Worse than Corruption

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

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)
    The year is young, but Katie Hill has set the bar, er, high, for unusual and arresting campaign ads. Ms. Hill is running for Congress in California’s 25th district. All I know about her besides what is on her issues … Continue…
Rank this Week: 12

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

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

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree

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

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

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

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

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 13

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 14

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

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

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • May 21

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

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

    Law is too important to be left to the lawyer

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

    Syndication of law blogs a real plus for blogger

    Syndication of law blogs a real plus for blogger
    Syndication as we’ve come to known it is akin to the TV show Seinfeld. When the show ended in 1998, folks like me saw it for the first time in reruns on various stations other than NBC, where it originally ran. In a nice piece on…
Rank this Week: 15

Marler Blog

Marler Blog

Covers food poisoning law. By Bill Marler.

http://www.marlerblog.com/
  • May 17

    Romaine E. coli Toll: 172 Ill, 75 Hospitalized, 20 with HUS, 1 Death in 32 State

    Romaine E. coli Toll: 172 Ill, 75 Hospitalized, 20 with HUS, 1 Death in 32 State
    According to the CDC, as of May 15, 2018, 172 people infected with the outbreak strain of E. coli O157:H7 have been reported from 32 states.  Alaska (8), Arizona (8), California (39), Colorado (3), Connecticut (2), Florida (1),…
  • May 10

    Canadian E. coli Illnesses Likely Linked to Yuma Romaine

    Canadian E. coli Illnesses Likely Linked to Yuma Romaine
    The Public Health Agency of Canada says six Canadians have been stricken by a strain of E. coli that has a similar genetic fingerprint to romaine lettuce from Yuma Arizona that has already sickened 149 people in 29 states. At least 64 people…
  • May 9

    Polony Recall Successful at easing growth of South African Listeria Outbreak

    Polony Recall Successful at easing growth of South African Listeria Outbreak
    According to the most recent update from NICD, the source of the outbreak continues to be identified as ready-to-eat processed meat products manufactured at Enterprise Foods’ Polokwane production facility. A recall of affected products…
Rank this Week: 16

State Law Library of Montana

State Law Library of Montana

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

http://mtlawlibrary.wordpress.com
  • May 22

    OPINIONS – May 22, 2018

    OPINIONS – May 22, 2018
    State v. Emter DA 16-0305 2018 MT 127N Criminal – Endangerment-Ciminal Kelley v. CUT et al DA 17-0481 2018 MT 126N Civil – Damages J. Collins v. Hon. G. Pinski OP 18-0166 2018 MT 125 Writ – Supervisory Control
  • May 18

    OPINION – May 18, 2018

    OPINION – May 18, 2018
    Puryer v. HSBC Bank DA 17-0475 2018 MT 124 Civil – Foreclosure
  • May 16

    OPINION – May 16, 2018

    OPINION – May 16, 2018
    Kohoutek v. MT DOR DA 17-0131 2018 MT 123 Civil – Declaratory Judgment
Rank this Week: 17

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

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

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • May 18

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

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

    Colloquia/Workshop

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

    Legal Challenges of Terror Symposium – Haifa, Israel

    Legal Challenges of Terror Symposium – Haifa, Israel
    The Minerva Center for the Rule of Law under Extreme Condition, the Aptowitzer Center for Risk, Liability and Insurance and the Center for Cyber, Law and Policy will present a...
Rank this Week: 18

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 22

    Supreme Court roundup

    Supreme Court roundup
    More on this to come, but Epic Systems, the workplace arbitration decision, is an epic win for contractual freedom and a big loss for the class action bar [earlier here and here] SCOTUS will revisit 1985 Williamson decision, which…
  • May 22

    RIP Richard Pipe

    RIP Richard Pipe
    The great scholar Richard Pipes, known above all for his work on Russia and the Bolshevik Revolution, has died at 94. In 1999 I favorably reviewed his book on property as an institution, Property and Freedom: The Story of How through the…
  • May 21

    Free speech roundup

    Free speech roundup
    Who could have guessed? First person charged with violating Malaysia’s new “fake news” law is someone who criticized the police [Reuters/Guardian (“The law covers digital publications and social media and also applies…
Rank this Week: 19

Sex Offender Research by A Voice…

Sex Offender Research by A Voice of Reason

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

http://sexoffenderresearch.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 11

    Prosecution dropped following defendant’s death

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

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

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

    Homeless man arrested in 2015 killing of convicted rapist

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

The American Lawyer Top Stories

The American Lawyer Top Stories

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence.

http://www.americanlawyer.com/top-stories
Rank this Week: 21

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

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

    Bix on "The Dignity of Commerce" by Oman

    Bix on "The Dignity of Commerce" by Oman
    Brian Bix (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Contract Law and the Common Good (9 William & Mary Business Law Review 373 (2018)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In The Dignity of Commerce, Nathan Oman offers a theory...
  • May 22

    Lichtenberg on the Case Against Life Without Parole

    Lichtenberg on the Case Against Life Without Parole
    Judith Lichtenberg (Georgetown University) has posted Against Life Without Parole (Forthcoming in Washington University Jurisprudence Review) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Over 40,000 people in the United States today are serving life…
  • May 22

    Tidmarsh on Opting Out of Discovery

    Tidmarsh on Opting Out of Discovery
    Jay Tidmarsh (Notre Dame Law School) has posted Opting Out of Discovery (72 Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article proposes a system in which both parties are provided an opportunity to opt out of...
Rank this Week: 22

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 22

    Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at the Jevons Colloquium in Rome

    Assistant Attorney General Makan Delrahim Delivers Remarks at the Jevons Colloquium in Rome
    See Delrahim's speech All Roads Lead to Rome: Enforcing the Consumer Welfare Standard in Digital Media Markets here. Highlights include: I believe that three additional indicators of consumer welfare deserve greater attention in analyzing…
  • May 22

    Buyer Power and Non-Binding Retail Price Recommendation

    Buyer Power and Non-Binding Retail Price Recommendation
    In Kyung Kim (Nazarbayev University) and Vladyslav Nora (Nazarbayev University) share Buyer Power and Non-Binding Retail Price Recommendations. ABSTRACT: We study how the use of non-binding retail price recommendations (RPRs) is affected by…
  • May 22

    Multi-product firms and product quality

    Multi-product firms and product quality
    Manova, Kalina and Yu, Zhihong examine Multi-product firms and product quality. ABSTRACT: We examine the global operations of multi-product firms. We present a flexible heterogeneous-firm trade model with either limited or strong scope for…
Rank this Week: 23

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 22

    News Headlines for May 22, 2018

    News Headlines for May 22, 2018
    Toys ‘R’ Us Australia put in administration after US stores fold | ABS-CBN News ,Ossic headphone company that raised millions on Kickstarter shuts down, backers lose money – Business Insider ,OSSIC – A Very Sad Goodbye…
  • May 22

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 22, 2018

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 22, 2018
    The following list is a sample of the bankruptcy cases and adversary proceedings that have been filed over the past twenty-four hours in selected bankruptcy courts nationwide: U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Middle District of Alabama U.S.…
  • May 21

    News Headlines for May 21, 2018

    News Headlines for May 21, 2018
    Cambridge Analytica files for bankruptcy in US following Facebook debacle ,Cambridge Analytica Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Petition ,More pain for companies that make baby products as US births hit low ,125 years later, Sears looks a lot different.…
Rank this Week: 24

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Changing Barriers, Changing Time

    Changing Barriers, Changing Time
    Guest post by Alexandria Von Mohr, a rising 3L at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law. In one short drive you see can many changes in scenery. On the left you’ll spot an area...
  • May 22

    Reporting From The Border

    Reporting From The Border
    This week, I am at the U.S.-Mexico border with a group of 11 law students from around the country. I am leading Hofstra Law's one week summer course Immigration Law and Border Enforcement. Over the next few days, I'll be...
  • May 21

    Viet Thanh Nguyen: Ripping Children from Parents Will Shatter America's Soul

    Viet Thanh Nguyen: Ripping Children from Parents Will Shatter America's Soul
    Pulitzer prize winning novelist Viet Thanh Nguyen has written a beautiful op-ed in the Washington Post on the US policy of separating children from their parents at the border. He shares his own traumatic story of having been separated…
Rank this Week: 25

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 22

    Wisconsin Supreme Court, Splitting Equally, Upholds Protection of Indian Grave

    Wisconsin Supreme Court, Splitting Equally, Upholds Protection of Indian Grave
    In Wingra Redi-Mix, Inc. v. State Historical Society of Wisconsin, (WI Sup. Ct., May 22, 2018), the Wisconsin Supreme Court  divided equally, 3-3, in a challenge to a concrete company that was seeking a permit to allow it to dig up…
  • May 21

    Michigan Civil Rights Commission Says Existing Law Covers LGBT Discrimination

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

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

    NOTE TO READERS: RELIGION CLAUSE WILL BE ON A PUBLICATION BREAK
    There will be sporadic or no postings on Religion Clause Blog between May 19 and June 4.  Look for Religion Clause to return with regular postings beginning June 5.
Rank this Week: 26

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 22

    Redefining Strickland Prejudice after Weaver v. Massachusett

    Redefining Strickland Prejudice after Weaver v. Massachusett
    At the Harvard Law Review Blog, Eve Brensike Primus and I posted a short piece about the Sixth Amendment right to effective assistance of counsel under Strickland v. Washington focusing, in particular, on some interesting things the Supreme…
  • May 22

    Online JDs and legal education: might law schools disrupt themselves?

    Online JDs and legal education: might law schools disrupt themselves?
    I confess I'm not a particular fan of the term "disruption" as used today, which seems to float everywhere by everyone who seeks to impress an audience when discussing technology (or, perhaps, when pitching it to investors or…
  • May 21

    Entry Level Hiring 2018 - PhDs and Clinical Hire

    Entry Level Hiring 2018 - PhDs and Clinical Hire
    In the comments below, Orin Kerr raises two interesting questions. First, "One interesting question to see would be percent of hires over time that have a doctorate degree. " Here, I've broken out the degrees by law doctorates (not…
Rank this Week: 27

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 22

    The Backstory of the Perfect Royal Wedding Song

    The Backstory of the Perfect Royal Wedding Song
    My brother Alex is an ethnomusicologist at the University of Minnesota. He and I have an oped at CNN.com, on the origin of "Stand by Me," which was performed at the wedding of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry. Here is...
  • May 22

    Today Is Harvey Milk Day

    Today Is Harvey Milk Day
    Born this day in 1930, Milk was the first openly gay elected official in the United States. He was assassinated on November 27, 1978. You can read more about the visionary civil rights and political leader here.
  • May 22

    Memphis Law Dean Letsou Steps Down; Kate Schaffzin Named Interim

    Memphis Law Dean Letsou Steps Down; Kate Schaffzin Named Interim
    The University of Memphis has announced that Peter Letsou, dean of its law school, stepped down. Kate Schaffzin, who joined the Memphis Law faculty in 2009, has been named interim dean.
Rank this Week: 30

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 22

    University of Toronto Law Journal Volume 68, No. 2, Spring 2018

    University of Toronto Law Journal Volume 68, No. 2, Spring 2018
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 68, No. 2 (Spring 2018) The proper role of policy in private law adjudication Ross Grantham, Darryn Jensen Canadian legislatures and the regulation of the private health-care industry…
  • May 21

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

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

    Charles Evans Hughes and Chevron Deference

    Charles Evans Hughes and Chevron Deference
    Chevron deference is a hot topic. There is growing criticism from judges and scholars against the view that courts should defer for the most part to agency readingsof statutes they are charged with implementing. I do not have a dog in this…
Rank this Week: 28

The FRAUDfiles Blog

The FRAUDfiles Blog

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

http://www.sequenceinc.com/fraudfiles
  • May 21

    Companies at Greater Risk of Fraud

    Companies at Greater Risk of Fraud
    What kinds of companies are more prone to fraud? In my business, we talk a lot about the red flags of fraud. There are two different types of red flags: the kind that suggest that a fraud is currently in progress, and the kind that puts a…
  • May 17

    Accountants and Family Law Case

    Accountants and Family Law Case
    Family law cases involving complex financial issues often require the assistance of a financial expert for the following issues: Preparing a financial disclosure, including creating a marital balance sheet Comparing balance sheets from…
  • May 15

    Divorce: Grab the Document

    Divorce: Grab the Document
    Miles Mason, a Memphis divorce attorney, has a great article on his blog called Grab the Documents: What Spouses Need to Copy for Divorce Lawyers. Divorcing spouses always wonder what documents they need to take, and the list provided by…
Rank this Week: 29

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 22

    D.C. Board Says Attorney On Probation Need Not Tell Client

    D.C. Board Says Attorney On Probation Need Not Tell Client
    With uncharacteristic dispatch, the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility adopted a hearing committee recommendation for a 90-day suspension stayed in favor of supervised probation for two years. The recommendations in In…
  • May 22

    The Thief Of Madison County

    The Thief Of Madison County
    The Indiana Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney We find that Respondent, Stephen Schuyler, engaged in attorney misconduct by stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from six supervised estates, failing to comply with court orders, and…
  • May 21

    Typos And Due Proce

    Typos And Due Proce
    We recently reported on a matter in which the District of Columbia Board on Professional Responsibility made a federal case out of a typo. The Maryland Court of Appeals found a hearing judge's typo of no moment Respondent failed to...
Rank this Week: 31

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 33

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 22

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research & Writing Noting Up US Case Law in Canada Susannah…
  • May 22

    Effectively Managing Change in a Law Firm

    Effectively Managing Change in a Law Firm
    Change is a reality of business. Client needs shift; legal expertise shifts due to retirements and new hires; legislation and case law create new opportunities and close down previous legal practises. Change is hard for most people, but…
  • May 21

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
Rank this Week: 32

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    NY Times: American Companies, Flush With Cash From GOP Tax Cut, Set Record For Stock Buyback

    NY Times: American Companies, Flush With Cash From GOP Tax Cut, Set Record For Stock Buyback
    New York Times, Cash-Rich Companies Set Record for Buybacks: American companies, flush with cash from the $1.5 trillion tax cut, bought back a record quantity of their own shares during the first three months of the year. Companies…
  • May 22

    Field: A Taxonomy For Tax Loophole

    Field: A Taxonomy For Tax Loophole
    Heather M. Field (UC-Hastings), A Taxonomy for Tax Loopholes, 55 Hous. L. Rev. 545 (2018) (reviewed here): Democrats, Republicans, media commentators and even academics denounce “tax loopholes.” Speakers may think that they are talking…
  • May 22

    Should The Law School Of The Future Eliminate Faculty Offices — And Even Assigned Desks?

    Should The Law School Of The Future Eliminate Faculty Offices — And Even Assigned Desks?
    Chronicle of Higher Education, Does the Faculty Office Have a Future?: You can picture the traditional faculty office easily enough: A wall of shelves cluttered with books, journals, and mementos. A filing cabinet or two. A desk in front of a…
Rank this Week: 35

New York Public Personnel Law

New York Public Personnel Law

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

https://publicpersonnellaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 36

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 34

California Injury Blog

California Injury Blog

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

http://www.californiainjuryblog.com/
  • May 18

    Boy Seriously Injured in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crash

    Boy Seriously Injured in Los Angeles Hit and Run Crash
    A boy suffered severe injuries in a hit-and-run crash in Pacoima the evening of May 15. According to a CBS Los Angeles news report, the boy was walking home from Pacoima Elementary School at the intersection of Laurel Canyon Boulevard and…
  • May 18

    Man Charged in Fatal Irvine Crash Had Two Prior DUI Conviction

    Man Charged in Fatal Irvine Crash Had Two Prior DUI Conviction
    A Santa Ana man who had two previous DUI convictions has been charged with second-degree murder for allegedly plowing into a family of four in Irvine killing Jeongmi Choi, 44, and injuring her husband and their two children, 18 and 15.…
  • Apr 30

    Man Hospitalized After Livestreaming His Crash with Big Rig

    Man Hospitalized After Livestreaming His Crash with Big Rig
    David Slavitt, 32, suffered major injuries in an Antelope Valley car accident after he crashed into a large truck in Llano April 22. According to a KTLA news report, the incident occurred a the intersection of 165th Street East at Avenue T…
Rank this Week: 37

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 21

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

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

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

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

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

    From memory to justice: addressing sexual violence in Chile 40 years on
    In February 2018, authorities in Chile granted historical monument status to a  clandestine detention center formerly located in the basement of Plaza Constitución, in the heart of Santiago’s civic district. Known as Cuartel…
Rank this Week: 38

BLS Library Blog

BLS Library Blog

Provides news and views on matters of interest to the Brooklyn Law School community.

http://www.blslibrary.com/
  • May 21

    2018 Graduation: Photos from the Library and Beyond

    2018 Graduation: Photos from the Library and Beyond
    Students at Brooklyn Law School spend a lot of time in the library.  It was perhaps fitting that even as their law school journey drew to a close at graduation on May 18, the BLS Class of 2018 couldn’t quite escape the library.…
  • May 18

    2018 Commencement Speakers at NY Area Law School

    2018 Commencement Speakers at NY Area Law School
    Graduation season is here and Brooklyn Law School holds its 117th Commencement Ceremony today at the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Howard Gilman Opera House. The commencement speaker was Hon. Dora L. Irizarry, Chief United States District…
  • May 16

    Stuck in the Muck? Use BLS’s Research Guides to Succeed in Your Summer Internship

    Stuck in the Muck? Use BLS’s Research Guides to Succeed in Your Summer Internship
    This Summer many of you will be challenged to research and write on unfamiliar legal issues. You want to impress your supervisors, but you do not know where to begin or how to best approach the problem.  The Brooklyn Law School…
Rank this Week: 41

Human Rights Now Blog

Human Rights Now Blog

Covers human rights, free speech, death penalty, LGBT rights, refugees and torture. From Amnesty International.

http://blog.amnestyusa.org
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 25

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru

    The Value of Political Freedom: Russia and Belaru
    Today, we must be reminded of the value of political freedom and the right to protest when it is repeatedly brutally offended by government authorities in Russia and Belarus.
  • Apr 18

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance

    Big Brother in Practice: An Overview of Unlawful Surveillance
    We should be warned to not only protect our physical human rights, but also the privacy of our virtual spaces and communication via technology. I draw attention to recent cases of unlawful surveillance and cyberattacks by governments…
Rank this Week: 40

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: 39

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Texas Supreme Court: Incorporating the AAA Rules Does Not Delegate Arbitrability Issues to the Arbitrator

    Texas Supreme Court: Incorporating the AAA Rules Does Not Delegate Arbitrability Issues to the Arbitrator
    In 2013, the Supreme Court of Texas in Rachal v Reitz found that arbitration clauses in trust documents may be enforced regarding claims by beneficiaries against trustees. The finding was based on the intent of the settlor, and that mutual...
  • May 22

    California Appeals to Save Assisted Death Law

    California Appeals to Save Assisted Death Law
    California Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed an appeal on Monday against a ruling by a judge in Riverside County that overturned the state's assisted suicide law two years after the legislation passed it during a special session on health…
  • May 21

    Advisor Firm in Australia Accused of Billing Deceased Client

    Advisor Firm in Australia Accused of Billing Deceased Client
    The Australian Broadcasting Company, or ABC, revealed that financial advisors at a firm based in Sydney were charging deceased clients for services that could not have been taking place. In one instance that was investigated, a widow claimed…
Rank this Week: 44

Traffic Accident News And Advice…

Traffic Accident News And Advice Blog

Covers auto laws and auto accident law in California. By Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys.

http://www.trafficaccidentnewsandadviceblog.com/
  • May 9

    Pedestrian Critically Injured in Collision with Transit Bus in Fontana

    Pedestrian Critically Injured in Collision with Transit Bus in Fontana
    A man has suffered critically injured after he was struck by a transit bus at a Fontana intersection. According to a KTLA news report, the crash occurred at the intersection of Sierra and Upland avenues the afternoon of May 7. Police say the…
  • May 9

    Man Killed in San Pedro Pedestrian Accident

    Man Killed in San Pedro Pedestrian Accident
    A 55-year-old man was killed in a pedestrian accident in San Pedro the night of May 6 after he was struck at a street intersection. According to a news report in The Daily Breeze, the fatal collision occurred at the intersection of Third and…
  • May 3

    Woman Arrested in Fatal Costa Mesa DUI Crash

    Woman Arrested in Fatal Costa Mesa DUI Crash
    Enrique Orlando Marquez, 23, was killed in a Costa Mesa car crash, which officials say, was caused by a suspected DUI driver. According to a news report in The Orange County Register, the driver, 24-year-old Kimberly Rene Martin, was behind…
Rank this Week: 42

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

New York Criminal Lawyer Blog

Covers New York criminal law topics such as criminal procedure, DWI and traffic offenses, drugs and narcotics, fraud related offenses, and violent crimes. By Jeremy Saland.

http://www.newyorkcriminallawyer-blog.com/
Rank this Week: 45

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 43