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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

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 25

    Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, Docket No. 15-1439

    Cyan, Inc. v. Beaver County Employees Retirement Fund, Docket No. 15-1439
    Jurisdiction: Concurrent state court jurisdiction:(Fn. 2) This Court has often applied a “presumption in favor of concurrent state court jurisdiction” when interpreting federal statutes. Mims v. Arrow Financial Services, LLC, 565…
  • May 24

    Texas v. New Mexico, On Exceptions To Report Of Special Master, Docket No. 141, Orig.

    Texas v. New Mexico, On Exceptions To Report Of Special Master, Docket No. 141, Orig.
    Compact clause: Congressional ratification: Original jurisdiction: Foreign affairs: Intervention (proc.):Our analysis begins with the Constitution. Its Compact Clause provides that “no State shall, without the Con­sent of Congress,…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2

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 24

    Trump's Non-Reform "First Step Act"

    Trump's Non-Reform "First Step Act"
    "First Step" Act, my foot. If this bill passes, it will be the last time federal criminal justice reform is given a thought by Trump. There will be no sentencing reform and no "second step." From the Atlantic: “The bill is a…
  • May 24

    Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance Back

    Jared Kushner Gets Security Clearance Back
    Jared Kushner's lawyer, Abbe Lowell, was on CNN with Wolf Blitzer yesterday afternoon. I listened on the car radio. The full interview is here, and I highly recommend watching the whole thing. CNN's abbreviated and edited version is …
  • 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... [[…
Rank this Week: 3

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

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

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Apr 11

    Father and Son Plead Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme

    Father and Son Plead Guilty In Mortgage Fraud Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Herzel Meiri, 64, and Amir Meiri, 35, pled guilty yesterday to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and bank fraud, in connection with their scheme to fraudulently induce distressed homeowners to sell their homes for little or…
  • Mar 30

    Bank Fraud Gets Husband and Wife Sentenced to Prison

    Bank Fraud Gets Husband and Wife Sentenced to Prison
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Joseph Atias, 54, Great Neck, New York was sentenced to 40 months’ imprisonment and his wife Sofia Atias, 48, Great Neck, New York was sentenced to 8 months’ imprisonment, following their March 30, 2017 trial…
  • Mar 29

    Greensboro Man Convicted for Extensive Bank Lien Theft Scheme

    Greensboro Man Convicted for Extensive Bank Lien Theft Scheme
    Mortgage Fraud Blog. Xavier Milton Earquhart, 30, Greensboro, North Carolina, was convicted following a three-day jury trial of an extensive bank lien theft scheme, money laundering, and aggravated identity theft. The evidence at trial showed…
Rank this Week: 4

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: 5

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: 6

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/
  • May 25

    [Stewart Baker] California crazy meets European crazy in the Mugshots.com case

    [Stewart Baker] California crazy meets European crazy in the Mugshots.com case
    In this episode, Markham Erickson highlights the Mugshots.com prosecution. The site had a loathsome business model, publishing mugshots for free and charging hundreds of bucks to people who wanted the record of their arrests taken down. Now…
  • May 25

    [Ilya Somin] Give Susette Kelo Her Land Back

    [Ilya Somin] Give Susette Kelo Her Land Back
    Jeff Benedict is a prominent reporter and author of Little Pink House, an excellent journalistic account of the events leading up to Kelo v. City of New London, the controversial 2005 Supreme Court decision in which the justices ruled that it…
  • May 25

    [John K. Ross] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [John K. Ross] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    Please enjoy the latest edition of Short Circuit, a weekly feature from the Institute for Justice. New on the podcast: eminent domain for private gain, phone searches at the border, and illegal structuring. Click here for iTunes. Or click…
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

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: 9

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

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

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • May 25

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: McKee v. Cosby 17-1542 Issue: Whether a victim of sexual misconduct who merely publicly states that she was victimized (i.e., #metoo) has thrust herself to the forefront of a public debate in an attempt…
  • May 25

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 24

    Petitions to watch | Conference of May 24
    In its conference of May 24, 2018, the court considered petitions involving issues such as whether the rule espoused in Steel Company v. Citizens for a Better Environment, which held that a federal court generally may not rule on the…
  • May 25

    SCOTUS Map: May 2018

    SCOTUS Map: May 2018
    Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg is known as one of the Supreme Court’s speediest writers, a distinction that leaves her, perhaps, with ample time for speaking engagements, even during the hectic final months of the Supreme Court’s…
Rank this Week: 10

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 25

    The Judiciary Act of 1789 and Marbury

    The Judiciary Act of 1789 and Marbury
    I just returned from Mount Vernon, where I found several items of interest for my Bushrod Washington research.  (More on that next week). One nifty item that I picked up in the gift shop is a replica of George Washington’s copy of…
  • May 24

    FAN 191.2 (First Amendment News) Floyd Abrams Weighs in on Knight First Amendment Institute’s Victory in Twitter Ruling Against Trump

    FAN 191.2 (First Amendment News) Floyd Abrams Weighs in on Knight First Amendment Institute’s Victory in Twitter Ruling Against Trump
    Back in July of last year, Jameel Jaffer, Katherine Fallow, and Alex Abdo filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York in a case titled Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump. The suit contended that President Trump and his…
  • May 23

    Enforce This! Contract (as) Social Responsibility (Part 4)

    Enforce This! Contract (as) Social Responsibility (Part 4)
    A prior post made two basic points about the ABA’s Model Terms to protect human rights in the supply chain (Model Terms) as an example of “contract (as) social responsibility” (KSR): (i) they say nothing about substantive…
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

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 13

beSpacific

beSpacific

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

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 24

    You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It.

    You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It.
    Above the Law – You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It: “One reason artificial intelligence is a hot topic in law: When attorneys miss precedents, the stakes are high. Recent research conducted by Casetext…
  • May 24

    Court Rules That Government Officials Who Tweet to the Public Can’t Block Users Who They Disagree With

    Court Rules That Government Officials Who Tweet to the Public Can’t Block Users Who They Disagree With
    EFF – Victory For The First Amendment..Lawsuit Against President Trump Brought by Twitter Users He Blocked “President Donald Trump’s blocking of people on Twitter because they criticize him violates the First Amendment, a…
  • May 24

    How can journalists stop providing oxygen to trolls and extremists?

    How can journalists stop providing oxygen to trolls and extremists?
    Columbia Journalism Review: “Are journalists partly to blame for the rise of the alt-right and the outcome of the 2016 election? A new report from the New York–based research institute Data & Society looks at the ways in which…
Rank this Week: 14

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 25

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup: Mazur Reviews Ring's Silos And First Movers In The Sharing Economy

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup: Mazur Reviews Ring's Silos And First Movers In The Sharing Economy
    This week, Orly Mazur (SMU) reviews a new work by Diane M. Ring (Boston College), Silos and First Movers in the Sharing Economy Debates. Should the workers who make up the sharing economy be classified as employees or independent contractors?…
  • May 25

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Susan Brooks (Drexel), Fostering Wholehearted Lawyers: Practical Guidance for Supporting Law Students' Professional Identity Formation Paul Caron (Dean, Pepperdine), 2018 AccessLex Institute Legal Education Data Deck Paul Caron (Dean,…
  • May 25

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Bloomberg View (Al Hunt), Republican Strengths Turn Out to Be Weaknesses Brookings Institution, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Was a Missed Opportunity to Establish a Sustainable Tax Code Daily Signal, Making Tax Cuts Permanent Should Be a…
Rank this Week: 15

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: 16

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: 17

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 25

    Kovvali on Seminole Rock Reform

    Kovvali on Seminole Rock Reform
    Aneil Kovvali (Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz) has posted Context-Specific Seminole Rock Reform (Florida State University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Under Bowles v. Seminole Rock, courts will defer to an…
  • May 25

    Bustamante on Postema & Dworkin on Interpretation

    Bustamante on Postema & Dworkin on Interpretation
    Thomas Bustamante (Federal University of Minas Gerais (Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG)) has posted Revisiting the Idea of Protestant Interpretation: Towards Reconciliation between Dworkin and Postema on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • May 25

    Allan on the Hart-Devlin Debate

    Allan on the Hart-Devlin Debate
    James Allan (The University of Queensland - T.C. Beirne School of Law) has posted Revisiting the Hart-Devlin Debate on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The article reconsiders the Hart-Devlin debate. It begins with some peripheral observations not…
Rank this Week: 19

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: 20

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 25

    Sex And Pillow Talk Get Judge In Hot Water

    Sex And Pillow Talk Get Judge In Hot Water
    A censure and suspension without pay of a judge has been approved by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court. The stipulated facts are as follows. While Cagle was a member of the drug court team over which the Judge presided, the...
  • May 25

    Bad Advice and Post Conviction Relief

    Bad Advice and Post Conviction Relief
    The Iowa Supreme Court reversed the grant of post conviction relief. This case presents the question whether bad advice from an immigration attorney to a client to try to get a driver’s license, which triggered a criminal investigation and…
  • May 25

    Dark Place

    Dark Place
    The New Hampshire Supreme Court has disbarred a former prosecutor who violated disciplinary probation by continuing to use illegal drugs. The Union Leader had this story in March 2017 Finding himself on the other side of the law has been...
Rank this Week: 18

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: 21

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 25

    Cooley vs. the ABA – The Plot Thicken

    Cooley vs. the ABA – The Plot Thicken
    I was wrong. WMU Thomas Cooley School of Law and the ABA haven’t settled their lawsuit after all. After I wrote the column on April 28 speculating that they had, there was no action in the lawsuit for a couple...
  • May 25

    Robert Adler Stepping Down as Utah Law Dean

    Robert Adler Stepping Down as Utah Law Dean
    Dean Robert Adler of the University of Utah law school, has announced that he will be stepping down at the end of the 2018-19 school year. He began serving as interim dean in 2013. - taking the job permanently the...
  • May 24

    Arizona Summit Joins the ABA Litigation Parade

    Arizona Summit Joins the ABA Litigation Parade
    This just in: Arizona Summit has followed the lead of sister InfiLaw Schools Florida Coastal and Charlotte and sued the ABA. I haven't seen the lawsuit yet, which was filed by Kirkland & Ellis, but it apparently makes similar claims...
Rank this Week: 22

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 23

    New NFL Policy on National Anthem Protest

    New NFL Policy on National Anthem Protest
    The NFL has just adopted a new policy on national anthem protests, which raises some potential labor law issues. As I understand the new policy, it implements three new features. First, it allows each team to establish its own policy...
  • May 23

    Announcing the Eighth and Ninth Annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conference

    Announcing the Eighth and Ninth Annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conference
    Peter Wiedenbeck (Wash. U.) writes to let us know about the annual Employee Benefits & Social Insurance Conferences, which have been running since 2012. The save-the-date announcement: We are pleased to announce the dates and locations of…
  • May 21

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

    Supreme Court Holds That NLRA Does Not Prohibit Class Action Arbitration Waiver
    The Supreme Court today issued its decision in Epic Systems, ruling for employers who, as part of mandatory arbitration clauses, require their employees to waive their right to class actions. This should come as a surprise to no one, as...
Rank this Week: 24

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 23

    Green on New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games @j_remy_green

    Green on New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games @j_remy_green
    J. Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver, & Jacobsen, LLP, is publishing All Your Works Are Belong to Us: New Frontiers for the Derivative Work Right in Video Games in volume 19 of the North Carolina Journal of Law and...
  • May 22

    Goold on the Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion @harvard_law

    Goold on the Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion @harvard_law
    Patrick Russell Goold, Harvard Law School, is publishing The Lost Tort of Moral Rights Invasion in the Akron Law review. Here is the abstract. Moral rights are often portrayed as an unwelcome import into U.S. law. During the nineteenth…
  • May 22

    Green on Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in "Revenge Porn" Cases @j_remy_green

    Green on Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in "Revenge Porn" Cases @j_remy_green
    J. Remy Green, Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson, LLP, is publishing A (Nude) Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words — But How Many Dollars?: Using Copyright as a Metric for Harm in ‘Revenge Porn’ Cases in volume 45 of...
Rank this Week: 23

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 25

    Cause and Effect of PTSD in Asylum Applicant

    Cause and Effect of PTSD in Asylum Applicant
    Guest blogger: Ryan Vander Horn, law student, University of San Francisco When reviewing the requirements for an asylum application a glaring issue regarding mental health appears. Since applicants for asylum are under the burden of…
  • May 25

    List of Law Student Immigration Organization

    List of Law Student Immigration Organization
    Immigration Law professor Vanessa Merton, with the help of readers on the Immprof listserve, has compiled a list of student organizations focused on immigration law and practice and policy. Here it is. Download National Immigration Law…
  • May 25

    About to start medical residency, Honduran TPS holder faces uncertainty

    About to start medical residency, Honduran TPS holder faces uncertainty
    It is graduation season and some noncitizens are facing uncertainty. I attended the UC Davis School of Medicine graduation last week and did not know abut the uncertainty facing one graduate from Honduras. NBC News reports that Carol’s…
Rank this Week: 25

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: 26

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: 27

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com
Rank this Week: 28

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 25

    Junior Faculty Law and STEM Forum - Call for Paper

    Junior Faculty Law and STEM Forum - Call for Paper
    The Northwestern, Penn and Stanford Law Schools are pleased to announce that the Second Annual Junior Faculty Forum will be held at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago on September 28-29, 2018. The Forum is dedicated to…
  • May 24

    Who Stopped Hiring?

    Who Stopped Hiring?
    In 2011, 155 entry-level law professors were hired. In 2018, 76 entry-level law professors were hired. Who stopped hiring? The answer is perhaps not surprising: lower-ranked law schools. In the top 30 (very loosely defined to include many…
  • May 24

    Universality as judicial impatience and control

    Universality as judicial impatience and control
    Universal injunctions reflect judicial impatience and a desire of the court issuing the injunction to maintain control over a set of legal issues. Seeing disputes likely to recur, courts use the injunction to resolve all issues for all…
Rank this Week: 32

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 25

    A few juicy SCOTUS relists (to temper the guideline-vagueness denials) for sentencing fan

    A few juicy SCOTUS relists (to temper the guideline-vagueness denials) for sentencing fan
    Over at SCOTUSblog, John Elwood continues his yeoman's work via his "Relist Watch" postings which highlight cases that the Supreme Court considered but did not resolve during recent certiorari review conferences. In this week's…
  • May 25

    Explaining the sudden resignation last week of federal Bureau of Prisons chief

    Explaining the sudden resignation last week of federal Bureau of Prisons chief
    As reported in this post last week, Mark Inch, the director of the federal Bureau of Prisons abruptly resigned on the very day that the White House was having a big event promoting prison reform. Now the New York Times...
  • May 24

    Prez Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson

    Prez Trump posthumously pardons boxer Jack Johnson
    As reported in this new CNN piece, "President Donald Trump on Thursday granted a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson on the advice of actor Sylvester Stallone." Here is more: "Today I've issued an executive grant of…
Rank this Week: 29

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 25

    Remarrying After Divorcing

    Remarrying After Divorcing
    From NPR: Both Lillian Barnes' and Harold Holland's spouses died in 2015. Holland and Barnes saw each other soon after at a family reunion. As Holland put it, they "got to talking, and went to a graduation dinner, and then...
  • May 25

    Connecticut Encourages LGBT Families to Adopt

    Connecticut Encourages LGBT Families to Adopt
    From The Hill: Connecticut is working to actively recruit LGBT families to adopt and foster children, even as other states pass laws allowing agencies to ban them. The Connecticut Department of Children and Families (DCF) has launched an…
  • May 24

    San Francisco Too Expensive for Divorce

    San Francisco Too Expensive for Divorce
    From SF Gate: A new trend among parents who separate or divorce is to continue living together. It's more economical, and if the parents can have a friendly domestic partnership, it's great for the kids. Patrick, an Oakland resident in...
Rank this Week: 31

Overlawyered

Overlawyered

Chronicles the high cost of our legal system.

http://overlawyered.com/
  • May 25

    Opioids roundup

    Opioids roundup
    Prisoners die of drug overdoses at a high rate in their first week after release. That’s in part a prohibition-related problem [Jeffrey Miron, Cato] “Drug testing kits can detect the presence of fentanyl and other contaminants…
  • May 24

    Shutting down campaign criticism of an Arkansas judge

    Shutting down campaign criticism of an Arkansas judge
    An injunction that is “almost certainly unconstitutional” as prior restraint orders attack ads critical of Arkansas Supreme Court Justice Courtney Goodson taken off the air, and further legal wrangling follows [Eugene Volokh,…
  • May 24

    Pickup crosses interstate median, strikes oncoming vehicle. Guess who pays $89.6 million?

    Pickup crosses interstate median, strikes oncoming vehicle. Guess who pays $89.6 million?
    Driver of pickup truck loses control on Texas interstate, crosses median and strikes oncoming semi-trailer truck. Among passengers in pickup truck are two kids, one killed and one horribly injured. Driver of oncoming semi was in own lane, did…
Rank this Week: 33

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 23

    Typical Red Flags of Ponzi Scheme

    Typical Red Flags of Ponzi Scheme
    Last week the FBI posted an article on its site, A Pyramid of Lies, that told the story of the Gentry Ponzi scheme in rural Tennessee. Ponzi schemes are pretty easy to spot if you know the red flags. Even if you don’t know FOR SURE that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 30

Drug and Device Law

Drug and Device Law

Covers various topics that arise in the defense of pharmaceutical and medical device product liability litigation. By James M. Beck and Mark Herrmann.

http://druganddevicelaw.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 34

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: 37

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

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

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

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

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

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

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 36

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 35

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

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

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • May 25

    Pakistan parliament votes to merge tribal lands with northern province

    Pakistan parliament votes to merge tribal lands with northern province
    Pakistan’s lower house of parliament, the National Assembly, passed a Constitutional amendment [text, PDF] Thursday that merges a region known as the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) province…
  • May 25

    Amnesty: Nigeria military committed war crimes and crimes against humanity

    Amnesty: Nigeria military committed war crimes and crimes against humanity
    Amnesty International (AI) [advocacy website] released a report [text, PDF] on Thursday accusing the Nigerian military of committing war crimes and crimes against humanity during its fight against Islamic insurgency Boko Haram. The 89-page…
  • May 25

    Web privacy activist files combined $8.8 billion complaints against Facebook and Google

    Web privacy activist files combined $8.8 billion complaints against Facebook and Google
    Austrian lawyer and privacy activist Max Schrems filed several multi-billion euro complaints in courts around Europe against Google (Android), Facebook, and two Facebook subsidiaries WhatsApp and Instagram [complaints, PDF] Friday—the…
Rank this Week: 38

IPBiz

IPBiz

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

http://ipbiz.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    CAFC in Viatech v. Microsoft: a collection of files is a file, but no argument by footnore

    CAFC in Viatech v. Microsoft: a collection of files is a file, but no argument by footnore
    The CAFC found D. Delaware erred in claim construction:We agree with ViaTech that the district court’s constructionof “dynamic license database” is unsupported bythe ’567 patent specification. The district court…
  • May 25

    Pro se appellant Jerry Artrip fails at CAFC

    Pro se appellant Jerry Artrip fails at CAFC
    The outcome:Jerry Artrip appeals the district court’s dismissal ofhis case. Mr. Artrip asks us to reverse the district courtand remand so that he may file a fourth amended complaintcharging Appellees Alcoa, Inc. (“Alcoa”),…
  • May 25

    The Trump FDA publishes list of Reference Listed Drug (RLD) Access Inquirie

    The Trump FDA publishes list of Reference Listed Drug (RLD) Access Inquirie
    The FDA has posted a list of 50 drugs for which there have been Reference Listed Drug (RLD) Access Inquiries, of which two drugs (Ampyra and Tecfidera) have relation to multiple sclerosis.This particular issue relates to samples needed by a…
Rank this Week: 39

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 25

    Ontario Officially Open for Cannabis Tourism

    Ontario Officially Open for Cannabis Tourism
    Cannabis aficionados can start making their travel plans now after the Ontario government has officially opened the province’s doors for cannabis tourism. In late April, the provincial government quietly drafted and filed Ontario…
  • May 25

    514-BILLETS Pays $100,000 – CASL Still Being Enforced After Critical Review

    514-BILLETS Pays $100,000 – CASL Still Being Enforced After Critical Review
    Canada’s Anti-Spam legislation (CASL) is a complex, onerous and ambiguous legislative system. The ambiguities were identified in a constitutional challenge that the CRTC acknowledged but ruled did not go to the point of undermining the…
  • May 24

    Published Criteria for Reasonable Accommodation Under Quebec’s Face Covering Law

    Published Criteria for Reasonable Accommodation Under Quebec’s Face Covering Law
    On May 9, 2018, the Quebec government published its criteria for reasonable accommodation under an Act to foster adherence to State religious neutrality and, in particular, to provide a framework for requests for accommodations on religious…
Rank this Week: 41

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Bankruptcy News & Analysis

Covers Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases.

http://chapter11cases.com/
  • May 25

    News Headlines for May 25, 2018

    News Headlines for May 25, 2018
    Necco Candy Company Bought for $18 Million at Auction | Time ,Samsonite Plunges After Short Seller Questions Luggage Maker’s Accounting – WSJ ,Bitcoin Price Manipulation Probe Launched By Justice Department – Bloomberg ,The…
  • May 25

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 25, 2018

    New Bankruptcy Cases & Adversary Proceedings for May 25, 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 24

    News Headlines for May 24, 2018

    News Headlines for May 24, 2018
    Wells Fargo Dismisses Bankers in Struggling Muni-Bond Division – Bloomberg ,Will J.C. Penney’s turnaround ever end? | Retail Dive ,Elements Behavioral Health to Enter Into Purchase Agreement; Transaction Facilitated Through…
Rank this Week: 42

Simple Justice

Simple Justice

A New York Criminal Defense Blog. By Scott H. Greenfield.

http://blog.simplejustice.us
  • May 25

    Short Take: Why Does Gov. Jerry Brown Hate “Law and Kierkegaard*”?

    Short Take: Why Does Gov. Jerry Brown Hate “Law and Kierkegaard*”?
    California’s perpetual governor, Jerry Brown, draws the dreaded Chipotle analogy. Gov. Jerry Brown, who in his last two terms has pushed, often unsuccessfully, to reshape the state’s expansive higher education system, on Wednesday…
  • May 25

    Short Take: The Flaccid Commerce Clause

    Short Take: The Flaccid Commerce Clause
    Former Chicago cop William Whitley may be despicable scum, but that’s not why he copped a plea to having sex with a minor in the Northern District of Illinois rather than a state court. Whitley pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal…
  • May 25

    Keith Mumphrey’s Dropped Pa

    Keith Mumphrey’s Dropped Pa
    Michigan State has good reason to be particularly sensitive to threats of suit, allegations of Title iX violations, failing to believe the “victim.” Given its failure to protect a great many women from Larry Nasser, the last thing…
Rank this Week: 44

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 24

    Philip Roth on Trump

    Philip Roth on Trump
    This is all certainly apt (it makes reference to his novel The Plot Against America, in which it is imagined that the pro-Nazi Charles Lindberg was elected President of the U.S.): “It is easier to comprehend the election of an...
  • May 24

    Pyramid of the capitalist system

    Pyramid of the capitalist system
    This is classic (attention most philosophers: your'e in the second row from the top):
  • May 24

    Blast from the past: Shorter APA Code of Conduct

    Blast from the past: Shorter APA Code of Conduct
    Back in 2016.
Rank this Week: 43

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: 40

IPKat

IPKat

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

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Stay of injunction in public interest: Edwards Lifesciences v Boston

    Stay of injunction in public interest: Edwards Lifesciences v Boston
    Edwards' crown jewels? The Sapien 3In recent years, there have been several examples of patentees in the UK Courts opting not to enforce an injunction where the infringing product constitutes a potentially life-saving treatment. The case…
  • May 24

    When is a decision on its merits not over? When Sky v SkyKick leaves rightsholders in limbo

    When is a decision on its merits not over? When Sky v SkyKick leaves rightsholders in limbo
    Kat friend Jake Campbell of the TLT firm has shared his thoughts on the recent case of FIL Ltd & Anor v Fidelis Underwriting Ltd & Ors, and why the shadow cast by Arnold J's reference to the CJEU in Sky v SkyKick clouds the result. In…
  • May 24

    Book review: Propertizing European Copyright – History, Challenges and Opportunitie

    Book review: Propertizing European Copyright – History, Challenges and Opportunitie
    In ‘Propertizing European Copyright’,Caterina Sganga considers a question well-known to intellectual property lawyers: is copyright a property right? Whilst the question is not novel, Sganga’s answer should pique your…
Rank this Week: 45