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Monday, October 20, 2014

Law - "Some States' Medical-Waste Rules Complicate Ebola Fight" [Updated]

That is the heading of this story in Governing by Monte Morin of McClatchy News that begins:Protective gloves, gowns, masks...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 20, 2014

Thursday, October 16, 2014

Law - "Author John Grisham says 'we've gone nuts with this incarceration' of child porn downloaders"

The Sentencing Law Blog today quotes from an interesting UK article headlined "John Grisham: men who watch child porn are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Law - "Same-Sex Marriage States Often Lack Job Protection Laws For Gays"

NPR's Morning Edition this morning has a 3:41 story by Miles O'Bryan that begins:Wyoming is now among the majority of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Law - "Notre Dame offers same-sex couples employee benefits, but other schools aren't there yet"

A story yesterday in the Salt Lake City Deseret News, "compiled by" Mark A. Kellner, reports on Margaret Fosmoe's long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Thursday, October 09, 2014

Law - "Harvard Law Review Claims Copyright Over Legal Citations; Now Challenged By Public Domain Effort"

That is the headline to a fascinating, long article yesterday by Mike Masnick in TechDirt....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 09, 2014

Monday, September 29, 2014

Law - Ferguson, Missouri Demands High Fees To Turn Over City Files. And it should come as no surprise! What about Indiana?

First, why should it come as no surprise? Because Ferguson's budget relies on fees and fines: Governing had a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 29, 2014

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Law - Prior restraint issues in Alabama; Indiana had its own recent incident

The Volokh Conspiracy has a post this morning headed "Alabama trial judge reverses course, vacates restraining order against publishing gas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 25, 2014

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Law - How Appealing and Above the Law blogs to team up (or ATL offers How Appealing a new home)

Two of the leading national law blogs, How Appealing and Above the Law, will be located at http://howappealing.abovethelaw.com starting October...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Monday, September 22, 2014

Law - " Stop and seize: Aggressive police take hundreds of millions of dollars from motorists not charged with crimes"

Michael Sallah, Robert O’Harrow Jr., and Steven Rich of the Washington Post published a series on federal civil forfeiture the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 22, 2014

Friday, September 12, 2014

Law - More on "Power of Attorney Is Not Always a Solution"

Updating this ILB post from yesterday, a northern Indiana attorney writes:No mention of the drafting attorney being at fault in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 12, 2014

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Law - "South Carolina legislature determined to rewrite even more history"

That is the headline to this long, Sept. 8th editorial in the Columbia South Carolina newspaper, The State, written by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Law - "Power of Attorney Is Not Always a Solution"

From the Aug. 22nd "Wealth Matters" column in the NY Times, this report by Paul Sullivan that begins:FOR millions of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Law - "POLITICO’s Eric Bradner Latest to Join CNN Politics Digital"

The story from FishBowl DC begins:Eric Bradner, a trade reporter for POLITICO Pro, is set to join CNN as a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Law - "Does obtaining leaked data from a misconfigured website violate the CFAA?" [Updated]

Here is a very good Volokh Conspiracy post by Orin Kerr on the legality of using information from a misconfigured...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Law - "As Arrest Records Rise, Americans Find Consequences Can Last a Lifetime"

The subhead to the long, excellent (but paywalled) WSJ article today, reported by Gary Fields and John R. Emshwiller, is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Friday, August 15, 2014

Law - Michigan law school faculty and staff cuts said to be 50% to 70%

Belinda Thurston reports today in the Lansing City Pulse - here are a few quotes from the long story:THURSDAY, Aug....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2014

Law - "Paper Boys: Inside the dark labyrinthine, and extremely lucrative world of consumer debt collection"

That is the title to the cover story, written by Jake Halpern, in Sunday's NYT Magazine....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 15, 2014

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Law - Part 2 of "Sex Offender Laws Have Gone Too Far"

Part 1 is here. Here is Part 2 of Slate's look at sex offender laws, headed "The Ridiculous Laws That...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Law - "Sex Offender Laws Have Gone Too Far"

Slate is running a series this week under that heading, written by Matt Mellema, Chanakya Sethi, and Jane Shim, all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Monday, August 11, 2014

Law - "Baby Pictures at the Doctor’s? Cute, Sure, but Illegal"

That was the headline to a front-page story yesterday in the New York Times. The long story, reported by Anemona...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 11, 2014

Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Law - "The 50 Most Impressive Law School Buildings in the World"

The blog bestchoiceschools.com has compiled this illustrated list of 50 law school buildings. It begins:From stunning examples of Gothic revival...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 05, 2014

Friday, August 01, 2014

Law- Michigan State and other law schools adapt to future

John Schwartz' NY Times "Education Life" column today is headed "This Is Law School? Socrates Takes a Back Seat to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 01, 2014

Thursday, July 31, 2014

Law - Use of private or secret email accounts by government officials to avoid public access

The ILB posted in January about private email accounts being used by state officials in New Jersey to circumvent public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 31, 2014

Monday, July 28, 2014

Law - More on "Pa. home sellers can keep murders, suicides secret" But what about Indiana?

Updating this ILB post from Jan. 26, 2013, last week How Appealing had this post on a July 21st Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 28, 2014

Monday, July 21, 2014

Law - "Ag-gag laws facing federal court challenges nationally"

From the IBJ/AP, this long July 20th story that begins: The years-long fight between farm organizations and animal rights activists...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2014

Friday, July 18, 2014

Law - In Chicago, "Red light cameras tag thousands for undeserved tickets"

David Kidwell and Alex Richards of the Chicago Tribune have a very long story today that begins:Thousands of Chicago drivers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 18, 2014

Monday, July 14, 2014

Law - "Kentucky licenses may not comply with US rules"

James Bruggers and James R. Carroll report today in the Louisville Courier Journal that "Tighter security requirements for driver's licenses...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 14, 2014

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Law - "Do Residency Bans Drive Sex Offenders Underground?"

That is the heading of this long post in The Crime Report, written by Steven Yoder. (h/t Sentencing Law blog)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 10, 2014

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Law - "Into the Breach: The Case for Robust Noncapital Proportionality Review Under State Constitutions"

A new paper on SSRN by Samuel Weiss (h/t to Sentencing Law Blog). A quote from the abstract:This Note suggests...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2014

Monday, June 23, 2014

Law - "Who owns the law? Technology reignites the war over just how public documents should be"

That is the title to a lengthy, valuable article by Victor Li in the June issue of the ABA Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 23, 2014

Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Law - "It’s Privacy vs. the People in the Battle for Martin’s Beach"

We've recently had our own beach lakefront access/ownership disputes in Indiana. Here is a lengthy story from Adam Nagourney of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Sunday, June 15, 2014

Law - "Don't be scammed by a locksmith: Research carefully before hiring a locksmith for your car or home"

ConsumerReports.org talks about a scam that has been going on for years, but many people are still affected. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 15, 2014

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Law - "Stingray Tracking Devices: Who's Got Them?"

Updating this post from June 4th, here is an ACLU map tracking "what we know, based on press reports and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 12, 2014

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Law - One new law school earns full ABA accreditation

From a story by Karen Sloan, The National Law Journal, some quotes:The American Bar Association has granted full accreditation to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Law - "U.S. law firms flock to gay-marriage proponents, shun other side"

Joan Biskupic has this story in Reuters. (h/t How Appealing)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Law - A cautionary tale about doing your own divorce

Ann Carrns begins the "Your Money" column in the June 6, 2014 NY Times:MARISSA YORK, a real estate broker in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Monday, June 09, 2014

Law - "How GM’s legal department failed the company and its customers"

That is the heading of a long article June 5th in Reuters by Alison Frankel that concludes:I imagine that any...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 09, 2014

Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Law - "U.S. Marshals Seize Cops’ Spying Records to Keep Them From the ACLU"

This is the headline to this WIRED article by Kim Zetter that @DougMasson pointed out yesterday. The long story begins:A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 04, 2014

Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Law - Obama's signing statements vs. Bush's

The ILB had a number of posts on presidential signing statements a few years back, including this one from July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 03, 2014

Monday, June 02, 2014

Law - "Today, Monday — the first business day that Illinois' same-sex marriage law is in effect"

Stephanie K. Baer has a report today in the Chicago Tribune. A quote:Because the state's same-sex marriage law took effect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 02, 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014

Environment - "Head of Miss. environmental agency to resign"

Fascinating public records story Wednesday by Emily Le Coz and Geoff Pender, of The Clarion-Ledger. Some quotes:Mississippi Department of Environmental...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 30, 2014

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Law - "A Beginner’s Guide to Repaying Student Loans"

The NY Times' Ron Lieber's "Your Money" column Saturday began:Too many people, including plenty of brand-new college graduates, fall far...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 18, 2014

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Law - "Minnesota Now Requires A Criminal Conviction Before People Can Lose Their Property To Forfeiture"

From Forbes, an op/ed by contributor Nick Sililla that begins:In a big win for property rights and due process, Minnesota...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Monday, April 28, 2014

Law - China Law Blog useful to non-China law business attorneys too

The ILB was aware of the China Law Blog, but just took a good look at it this morning. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 28, 2014

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Law - "People looking for a lawyer are turning to the Internet first, survey finds"

See the story here, via the ABA Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Monday, April 21, 2014

Law - "What happens to your digital assets when you die?"

The Lafayette Journal Courier today has published this story by Sue Doerfler of the Arizona Republic. It begins:Deciding who gets...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 21, 2014

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Law - "Who Is Responsible for the Student Loans After Divorce?"

Charles Wells' "Wealth Mnagement" column in the $$ WSJ April 13th is sub-headed "Misconceptions abound, but how educational debt is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Law - "The Christmas Tree Fee Quietly Takes Root;" Reminiscent of "Got Milk?"

This post Friday by Joe Palazzolo of the WSJ Law Blog reports that:A federal regulation that took effect this week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 08, 2014

Thursday, April 03, 2014

Law - "Taken: Under civil forfeiture, Americans who haven’t been charged with wrongdoing can be stripped of their cash, cars, and even homes."

From a very long, August 12, 2013 article in The New Yorker, written by Sarah Stillman, on civil forfeiture and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2014

Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Law - "Top 50 Criminal Law Blogs"

Sentencing Law Blog points to a list of the "Top 50 Criminal Law Blogs." The list looks useful. Notice that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 02, 2014

Monday, March 31, 2014

Law - "In These Towns, Being Annoying Is a Criminal Offense"

Joe Palazzolo of the WSJ had a long story March 28th; the subhead: "Dozens of cities and states have passed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2014

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Law - What does a stalled U.S. Senate confirmation mean for the candidate?

Well, consider the case of Dawn Johnsen. Juliet Eilperin's post at a Washington Post blog, The Fix, does just that,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2014

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Law - In Ohio, law license of "naked photographer" reinstated

You can read the story reported by Jim Woods in the Columbus Ohio Dispatch. A few quotes:[Stephen P. Linnen, 43],...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 20, 2014

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Law - "Bill would let top lawmakers intervene in court cases when AG declines to defend Kentucky law"

From the Lexington Herald-Leader, a story by Jack Brammer that begins: FRANKFORT — A Kentucky lawmaker has filed a bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Friday, March 07, 2014

Law - "Can Indiana same-sex couples marry in Illinois?"

The answer seems to be, "Yes, but ...". As reported in this Feb. 21st ILB post, although the new Illinois...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 07, 2014

Sunday, March 02, 2014

Law - More on "Unsealed email ties Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to secret email system"

Updating this ILB post from Feb. 19th, Joe Strupp of Media Matters had a story the following day, Feb. 20th,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 02, 2014

Sunday, February 23, 2014

Law - "Fraternities and Lawsuits"

Post by the State Bar of Michigan Blog (SBMblog); includes reference to the Feb. 13th Indiana Supreme Court Wabash College...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 23, 2014

Law - "The Hefty Yoke of Student Loan Debt"

Some quotes from Floyd Norris' finance column in the NY Times in Friday:More than five years after the binge of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 23, 2014

Law - "Religious Right in Arizona Cheers Bill Allowing Businesses to Refuse to Serve Gays"

That is the headline to this Feb. 21st story by Michael Paulson and Fernanda Santos on the front page of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 23, 2014

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Law - "FAA risks losing drone war"

Politico Pro this morning has a long article by Kevin Robillard on drones and the FAA....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 22, 2014

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Law - "Unsealed email ties Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker to secret email system"

A lengthy, newly-posted story in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, reported by Patrick Marley, Daniel Bice and Bill Glauber, begins:Madison —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Monday, February 10, 2014

Law - "Victory, and Tax Changes, for Same-Sex Couples"

The Sunday New York Times had a special section on taxes, including a story on the impact of "the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 10, 2014

Saturday, February 08, 2014

Law - "Same-Sex Spouses Get New Federal Rights, Holder Says"

Devilin Barrett reports in the $$ WSJ this afternoon:The Obama administration will give same-sex couples who are legally married the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 08, 2014

Monday, February 03, 2014

Law - Some looks at the gay marriage issue outside Indiana

Some stories:"‘Stunning’ shift on gay marriage is changing political landscape," a Feb. 3rd story by Sean Cockerham, McClatchy Washington Bureau....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 03, 2014

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Law - "Red light bribe scandal could be widespread" says Chicago Tribune

While Ohio is having court cases re speed cameras, in Chicago, as David Kidwell reports today in the Chicago Tribune,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Law - "Virginia's New Attorney General Will Not Defend Gay-Marriage Ban"

Eyder Peralta had this introduction to Steve Inskeep's 7-minute story (audio only right now) this morning on NPR's Morning Edition....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 23, 2014

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Law - "Speed-camera ruling likely to reverberate across Ohio"

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette on Sunday, Jan. 19 published an interesting AP story by Dan Sewell that began:CINCINNATI –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Law - "Alabama Blogger’s Incarceration Raises First Amendment Questions"

On Jan. 14th, Campbell Roberton had a long story in the NY Times headed "Blogger’s Incarceration Raises First Amendment Questions."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Monday, January 20, 2014

Law - "Kentucky disbarred lawyers face career, personal hurdles"

Andrew Wolfson's long story for the Louisville Courier Journal has been reprinted in USA Today. The fascinating story begins:LOUISVILLE —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 20, 2014

Friday, January 17, 2014

Law - "If the police arrest you, should they be able to snoop through your iPhone" Yes in Indiana [Updated]

That is the answer given in this Forbes article by Kashmir Hill, with an interactive map referencing, for Indiana, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 17, 2014

Law - Copyrighted statutes, administrative codes, muncipal ordinances the subject of congressional hearing

Congress had a hearing January 14th on "The Scope of Copyright Protection." The OpenGov Foundation has a long summary of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 17, 2014

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ind. Law - Opinion by former Justice Boehm cited as authority for HJR 3 companion bill [Updated]

The author of HJR 3, the marriage amendment, and HB 1153, the marriage amendment ballot language plus "clarifying language," Rep....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 13, 2014

Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Law - "Access to Abortion Falling as States Pass Restrictions"

This long Jan. 3rd story in the NY Times, reported by Erik Eckholm, begins:A three-year surge in anti-abortion measures in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 07, 2014

Thursday, January 02, 2014

Law - "No books for you: U.S. starves public domain for another year"

A really discouraging story from Jeff John Roberts of GigaOm begins:A new year means a new batch of copyrights expire,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 02, 2014

Sunday, December 29, 2013

Law - "Can Ghosts Increase the Value of Your House?"

Interesting post in The Volokh Conspiracy by Ilya Somin. The ILB had a long post on July 2, 2007 on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 29, 2013

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Law - "How one publisher is stopping academics from sharing their research"

Andrea Peterson of the Washington Post reported Dec. 19th in a long article that begins:One of the world's largest academic...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Law - Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS) adopts policy re use of social media in rulemaking

First, what is the Administrative Conference of the United States (ACUS)? Per its website, it is:an independent federal agency dedicated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 22, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

Law - "What is noteworthy about these cases is that the social media aspect of them had no bearing on the courts' analyses"

That is a quote from a post yesterday on Mike Smith's Indiana Business Law blog. The post begins:Consider these two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 16, 2013

Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Law - "Online Matchmakers Offer New Way to Find Legal Help: Small firms can connect with lawyers for complex jobs"

From Jennifer Smith of the WSJ, this $$ story. It begins:There's a new option for small companies seeking legal advice:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 03, 2013

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Law - "A lawyer's troubles can leave a legacy of chaos: Clients' cases and money abandoned when a solo lawyer dies or leaves"

This long, must-read story by Jim Hannah, who writes on the criminal justice system in Northern Kentucky for Cincinnati.com, begins:When...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 30, 2013

Law - "Law schools adjust to lower enrollments "

Ameet Sachdev, business reporter for the Chicago Tribune has a lengthy story, dated Dec. 1, subheaded "Job market tough for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 30, 2013

Monday, November 25, 2013

Law - "Under Pressure, N.C.A.A. Weighs Momentous Changes"

In the NY Times this morning, a long overview by Steve Eder and Greg Bishop that begins:After years of stalemate,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 25, 2013

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Law - "Boom! What the Senate will be like when the nuclear dust settles"

Here, in the Washington Post, is a definitive report on the Senate's actions this afternoon, by Sarah Binder of George...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Law - "Landmark Senate Vote Limits Filibusters"

Jeremy Peters' story this afternoon in the NY Times begins:WASHINGTON — The Senate voted on Thursday to eliminate the use...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 21, 2013

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Law - "Gay-marriage momentum comes to a sudden halt after Illinois"

That is the headline to this quite comprehensive survey article by Cheryl Wetzstein of the Washington Times. (There is also...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Monday, November 18, 2013

Law - "City of Chicago and public-spirited hackers unveil the Chicago City Code"

See the post at BoingBoing. But it doesn't seem to be searchable, so the ILB can't look up "chicken" or...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 18, 2013

Law - "Lesson Is Seen in Failure of Law on Medicare in 1989"

I've been thinking about the failed Medicare Catastrophic Coverage Act and had intended to do some research on it for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 18, 2013

Friday, November 08, 2013

Law - "Gay Marriage Is Booming. Where Does That Leave Civil Unions?"

A very interesting article today in Slate, by John Culhane, discusses hetro marriage, same-sex marriage, and civil unions (and "domestic...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 08, 2013

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Law - "Purdue Exponent: Opposition surrounds same-sex marriage ban" and more about New Jersey

The Purdue Exponent ran this story on Oct. 31st. Several corrections in the otherwise informative story may be in order....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 02, 2013

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Law - Michigan bar passers this time are lowest in number since 1999

See this post from the SBM Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Law - " Doctors to see new restrictions on painkiller prescriptions: Legislators part of statewide task force"

That is the headline to Maureen Hayden of CNHI's story today in the Anderson Herald Bulletin. The story begins:INDIANAPOLIS —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Law - "Who Has The Right To Know Where Your Phone Has Been?"

Larry Abramson had this 4-minute story on this morning's NPR's Morning Edition. It begins:You probably know, or should know, that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Law - Marijuana reform nationally - both medical and recreational marijuana

Prof. Douglas Berman of Sentencing Law and Policy yesterday looked at a new article in the New Republic headed "Marijuana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Law - "Florida Officials Reveal 5 Earlier Prison Escape Attempts Using Forged Documents"

Nick Madigan reported Oct. 22nd in the NY Times in a story that began:MIAMI — Florida law enforcement officials, already...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 27, 2013

Saturday, October 26, 2013

Law - "Giving a Wife Her Front-Yard Grave, No Matter What"

The ILB has had several entries on backyard burials, both in Owen County, and in Connecticut. This week the NY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 26, 2013

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Law - The felony murder doctrine

Douglas A. Berman, of Sentencing Law Blog, also has a site that appears to work in conjunction with a criminal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Law - "Many encounter problems when trying to pay off private student loans early"

Michelle Singletary, financial columnist for The Washington Post, writes:The student-loan ombudsman for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has just released...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 20, 2013

Law - "Are You A Casemaker or Fastcase State? Duke Law Library Maps It Out For You"

Thanks to the blog, 3 Geeks and a Law Blog, and the Duke Law Library....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 20, 2013

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Law - Two interesting stories, from California and Delaware

In the Oct. 12th LA Times, Ashley Powers and Melanie Mason report in a long story headed "Brown vetoes bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Sunday, October 06, 2013

Law - "Silencers Loophole Targeted for Closure"

The Oct. 4th Wall Street Journal ($$) has a long story by Joe Palazzolo about a federal effort to "close...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 06, 2013

Thursday, October 03, 2013

Law - Two must reads, or at least reading recommendations, this afternoon

A long, smart article by Dahlia Lithwick in Slate, headed "The End of the Reasonable Observer: The 2013 term at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 03, 2013

Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Not law - The reining national newspaper, the NYT, should reign in usage confusion!

The ILB hopes the above heading sets your teeth on edge! All too often, we see stories incorrectly reporting a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Monday, September 30, 2013

Law - "Birth Control and a Boss’s Religious Views"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries, the NY Times has this editorial today, headed "Birth Control and a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 30, 2013

Friday, September 27, 2013

Law - "Limited Licensing of Legal Technicians: A Good Idea?"

That is the heading of this long Sept. 21st post in eLawyering Blog about the 38-page ABA draft Report and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 27, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Law - "Lawyering in the Shadow of Data"

The $$ WSJ Law Blog highlighted a paper by Drury D. Stevenson and Nicholas J. Wagoner, in a story headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 26, 2013

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Law - "A Call for New Laws in New York to Fight High-Tech Crime"

Peter Lattman reports in the NYT DealBook today in a story that begins:New York State, failing to keep pace with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Law - "Nearly half of U.S. jobs could be done by computers"

From Cameron Scott at Singularity Hub, a story that begins:A recent study out of Oxford University found that almost half...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Law - State Bar of Michigan under attack for its position on judicial campaign finance

Michigan has an integrated or mandatory bar. Indiana has a voluntary bar association. Here is an interesting post from Saturday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 22, 2013

Friday, September 20, 2013

Law - More on: GPO posts massive analysis of constitutional cases decided by the SCOTUS

Yesterday I wrote about massive volume available for download from the GPO, "The Constitution of the United States: Analysis and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 20, 2013

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Law - GPO posts massive analysis of constitutional cases decided by the SCOTUS

This is been an ongoing U.S. Senate project, sometimes published with updates. But here, current to June 26, 2013, is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Law - "Federal Statutes: A Beginner’s Guide" and more

The Library of Congress has posted this valuable "beginner's" guide. But that is just the beginning to mastering the federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 12, 2013

Thursday, September 05, 2013

Law - "The Incredible Case Of The Bank Robber Who's Now A Law Clerk"

Don't miss listening to this interview I just heard on NPR. The audio will be available here at 7 PM....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 05, 2013

Law - "N.S.A. Foils Much Internet Encryption"

This lengthy NY Times story by Nicole Perlroth, Jeff Larson, and Scott Shane, is chilling. A few quotes:The National Security...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 05, 2013

Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Law - " Once a sex offender, always a sex offender is not an apt adage when dealing with children who commit sexual offenses"

Sentencing Law & Policy Blog highlights "this notable new paper by Catherine Carpenter now available via SSRN."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

Saturday, August 31, 2013

Law - "How Fights Over Fixtures Can Derail a Closing"

This long article by Robin Finn was in the Sunday "Real Estate" section of the August 25th NY Times. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Law - "In vitro fertilization can result in children born well after the death of one or even both parents, complicating inheritance laws"

A long column today by Paul Sullivan in the NYT's "Wealth Matters." It begins:THE number of children conceived through in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Law - "Gay and Married Couples in New Land of Taxation "

Must-read, lengthy, clip and file article by Tara Siegel Bernard, personal finance reporter for the NY Times, detailing precisely how...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 31, 2013

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Law - More on "Same-sex couples will get federal tax recognition"

Good points in this Advance Indiana post on the Indiana implications of today's IRS ruling, including:The move by the IRS...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 29, 2013

Law - "Same-sex couples will get federal tax recognition" [Updated]

According to a Politico story by Lauren French:The Treasury Department and IRS announced on Thursday that legally married same-sex couples...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 29, 2013

Friday, August 23, 2013

Law - "Death, Prisons Keep Typewriters Alive, Clacking "

Fascinating, lengthy story today in the WSJ ($$). A few quotes:Swintec, a New Jersey typewriter company, is one of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 23, 2013

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Law - "Employment Law Implications of the Affordable Care Act"

The State Bar of Michigan blog has this useful post today. In addition to the stories the post links, see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 22, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013

Law - "The thing with social networking is, no matter what your interest is, you can find people with the same interest or even more extreme interest ... so by extension, you can feel normal"

That is a quote from Indiana State Police Lt. Chuck Cohen, chief of the state's Internet Crimes Against Children task...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 19, 2013

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Law - "New Nebraska study suggests sex offender registry changes pushed by feds may do more harm than good"

See this post from the Sentencing Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Sunday, August 11, 2013

Law - Mauer Professor Craig Bradley 1945 — 2013

From the Indiana University remembrance page:[Mauer School of Law] Professor Craig Bradley passed away on Wednesday, August 7. A member...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 11, 2013

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Law - Terry Gross interviews the actor who plays lawyer Saul Goodman on Breaking Bad

From Fresh Air with Terry Gross. The complete interview audio will be available later today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Friday, August 02, 2013

Law - "Illinois is 20th state to legalize medical marijuana"

From UPI yesterday, a story that begins:CHICAGO, Aug. 1 (UPI) -- Illinois Thursday became the 20th state to legalize medical...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 02, 2013

Monday, July 29, 2013

Law - "Treadmill desks help Taft law firm get fit, cut costs"

See the long story in the Cincinnati Enquirer. (h/t ABAblog)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 29, 2013

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Law - "Kentucky jailing far fewer juveniles for non-criminal acts, but officials say more needs to be done"

Some quotes from Jason Riley's long story in the Sunday Louisville Courier Journal:Kentucky judges have more than halved the number...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 28, 2013

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Law - "State Government Contracts – A Research Guide"

From the Library of Congress blog, this post links to both a Beginner's Guide to contracting with the federal government,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Law - "Should Bosses Have Access to Workers' Genetic-Test Results?"

That question is the headline to $$ a long story by Melanie Trottman in today's WSJ. A quote:[E]mployers increasingly are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Monday, July 22, 2013

Law - "Contracts 101 and 'Ethicist' Chuck Klosterman"

This post by Will Baude yesterday at The Volokh Conspiracy was entertaining and resulted in many comments....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 22, 2013

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Law - "Torts? Pass the Sunscreen"

From the NYTimes, this long story by Alex Williams that begins:For generations of law school graduates, summer has often been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 18, 2013

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Law - "Amid Falling Enrollment, Law Schools Are Cutting Faculty"

From the WSJ today, this story by Ashby Jones and Jennifer Smith. A few quotes:Law schools across the country are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Monday, July 15, 2013

Law - "Don’t Forget Non-code Statutes"

Check it out. Benjamin J. Keele's paper on Virginia non-code statutes, in the Virginia Lawyer. Keele is a research and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 15, 2013

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Law - "HIPAA – a law that several experts say is woefully misunderstood"

Thanks to @IndianaOpenGov for the link to this long 7/13/13 story by Maria Papadopoulos of Enterprise News.* Some quotes:Abington police...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 13, 2013

Friday, July 12, 2013

Law - "FCC Tackles Cost of Prison Phone Calls"

From the Blog of Legal Times, a post July 10th that began: When it comes to sky-high telephone rates, it's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 12, 2013

Monday, July 08, 2013

Law - "The Library of Congress is Archiving Legal Blogs", including ILB

Robert J. Ambrogi reports today on his LawSites blog that the Library of Congress has been archiving a selection of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 08, 2013

Law - "The power of kings to spare a condemned person's life lies solely with the governor in Kentucky"

Interesting survey by the AP. The long story begins:LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- The power of kings to spare a condemned person's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 08, 2013

Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Law - New Stanford Law article on techniques to determine authorship in unsigned judicial opinions

This new How Appealing post links to this article from the Stanford Technology Law Review, titled "Using Algorithmic Attribution Techniques...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Law - "Ruling on Same-Sex Marriage May Help Resolve Status of Divorce"

Updating the ILB entries headed "Same-sex couple wed in Mass. files petition for dissolution in Marion County court", the most...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Law - "Ineffective Assistance of Library: The Failings and the Future of Prison Law Libraries"

Stanford's Legal Research Plus blog points to an article by Jonathan Abel in the Georgetown Law Journal. Some quotes from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 02, 2013

Monday, July 01, 2013

Law - "Marijuana's march toward mainstream confounds feds"

Sentencing Law and Policy quotes from a long AP story....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 01, 2013

Sunday, June 30, 2013

Law - "Who’s a Journalist? A Question With Many Facets and One Sure Answer"

Margaret Sullivan, discusses the question in her column, the "Public Editor's Journal". Some quotes:But this raises a question that is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 30, 2013

Friday, June 28, 2013

Law - "Federal marriage benefits start for same-sex spouses" [Updated]

Lyle Denniston posts at SCOTUSblog this evening, with links to a memo from the Office of Personnel Management and an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 28, 2013

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Law - "Illinois Lawyer Is Accused of Faking His Expenses Over 6 Years"

From the NY Times today, Peter Lattman's story begins:A prominent corporate lawyer in Chicago has been accused by an Illinois...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 27, 2013

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Law - "The Supreme Court Ruling on the Defense of Marriage Act: What it Means"

This looks like a useful guidance, put out by LambdaLegal and a number of contributing orgnaizations. It covers federal taxes,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Law - ALEC on the defensive?

PRWatch has this post by Rebekah Wilce, headed "Shareholders Push Firms to Cut Ties to ALEC; 49 Corporations Now Out."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Friday, June 21, 2013

Not Law - IU trustees election, be sure to vote [Updated 6/22/13]

Mike Leonard reports in the Bloomington Herald-Times ($$$) this morning that Gov. Pence:... has appointed two well-known names to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 21, 2013

Monday, June 17, 2013

Not Law - But LOL! On the Internet, the NSA Definitely Knows You’re a Dog

Access cartoons here. Via All Things D....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 17, 2013

Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Law - Minneapolis "Barnes and Thornburgh partner is killed; authorities suspect shooter was boyfriend, who also died"

Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal Blog has collected the Minnesota newspaper stories here. A quote:[Nancy Sullivan, 57] had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 05, 2013

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Law - "State Legalization of Recreational Marijuana"

Here is a 32-page, April 5, 2013 report by the Congressional Research Service on "selected legal issues." The summary begins:May...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Monday, June 03, 2013

Law - "Rash of Kentucky lawyer suicides concerns colleagues"

Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier-Journal has this very long story today. A few quotes:... They are among at least...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 03, 2013

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Not law - "Cities seen through the newspaper prism"

This may not endear the ILB to some, but I read a column by Morton Marcus in Howey Politics Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 30, 2013

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Law - Confused about 501(c)(3) and 501(c)(4)?

The Congressional Research Service has just issued an 18-page report, titled "501(c)(4)s and Campaign Activity: Analysis Under Tax and Campaign...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Monday, May 27, 2013

Law - "A Clash Over Who Is Allowed to Give You a Brighter Smile"

Recall the story by Lesley Weidenbener, quoted in this May 13th post, headed "Pence makes good on promise to oppose...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 27, 2013

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Law - " President’s Lawyer Finds Herself Center Stage for Once"

Jackie Calmes' story in Monday's NYTimes features the up-to-now little known White House counsel, Kathryn Ruemmler. A sample from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 26, 2013

Law - "Big Law Whipped for Poor Tech Training "

Monica Bay has this story in Law Technology News. Some quotes:D. Casey Flaherty, corporate counsel at Kia Motors America, really...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 26, 2013

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Law - More on: "Indiana building codes, part of the Indiana Administrative Code, are copyrighted and not available online"

Remember the ILB entries about state rules incorporating things like the building code by reference, such as this one from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 22, 2013

Monday, May 20, 2013

Law - "As of May 10, applications to law schools were at their lowest level, year-to-date, since 2001"

That is a quote from this $$$ WSJ story by Jennifer Smith and Ashby Jones, headed "More Often, Nonlawyers Try...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 20, 2013

Sunday, May 19, 2013

Law - "Illinois on verge of becoming second biggest state to legalize medical marijuana"

See the post here from Sentencing Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 19, 2013

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Law - "Gov. Mark Dayton legalized same-sex marriage in Minnesota on Tuesday "

From the Minneapolis Star-Tribune this evening, a story by Baird Helgeson:Dayton signed the marriage measure at a historic outdoor ceremony,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Monday, May 13, 2013

Law - "Nullification: How States Are Making It a Felony to Enforce Federal Gun Laws"

Updating this Jan. 10, 2013 ILB post, re SB 230, which inter alia sought to nullify several federal statutes, this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 13, 2013

Law - "Hospital Mergers Reset Abortion-Access Battle"

Kirk Johnson had this story in the Sunday NY Times. The digest: "A wave of proposed and completed mergers between...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 13, 2013

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Law - Survey shows "Nearly half of all death certificates are wrong"

Sarah Kliff's story is in the Washington Post today. It begins:Death certificates are important public health documents. They help epidemiologists...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 12, 2013

Thursday, May 09, 2013

Law - "The Minnesota Legislature is considering a bill to legalize marriage for same-sex couples"

Dale Carpenter, who teaches constitutional law, including religious freedom, at the University of Minnesota Law School, and whose posts often...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 09, 2013

Law - "ALEC's Latest "Transparency' Move: Asserting Immunity From Freedom of Information Laws"

Brendan Fischer writes at The Center for Media and Democracy's PRWatch in a story that begins:Shortly after the American Legislative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 09, 2013

Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Law - "Hospital Billing Varies Wildly, Government Data Shows"

Updating this Feb. 22, 2013 ILB entry, headed "Law - TIME report "reveals the shocking degree to which we enrich...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 08, 2013

Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Law - "Are digitization and budget cuts compromising history?"

Here is a long, important article by Hollee Schwartz Temple in the May issue of the ABA Journal. Long-time ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Monday, May 06, 2013

Law - "Once Home to Kagan and Warren, HLS Faculty Still Only 20 Percent Female"

From the Harvard Crimson, this long story by Dev A. Patel. It begins:Just 20 percent of U.S. senators are female....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 06, 2013

Thursday, April 25, 2013

Law - "The Shadow Lobbyist: There has been a quiet upheaval in the lobbying industry"

A long column in the NYT Opinionator ("exclusive online commentary") from Thomas B. Edsall. The Times says this is Prof....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 25, 2013

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Law - "Queen of Toxic Torts, Sheila Birnbaum, Decamps for Quinn Emanuel"

From the WSJ Law Blog, this post (which may be subscription only) begins:Sheila Birnbaum, one of the most accomplished product-liability...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Courts - "Which Federal Appeals Court Cites Wikipedia Most Often?" [Updated & Revised]

An ILB reader reading the ILB blog about the Lisa Traylor-Wolff Supreme Court disciplinary order looked on Wikipedia for information...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 20, 2013

Friday, April 19, 2013

Law - "Can the Police Search My Home for a Bomber?"

Timely article by Katy Waldman of Slate. Worth reading....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 19, 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Law - "For those whose real crime is outsmarting the authorities, severe punishment awaits."

Earlier this month, the ILB had this post, headed "By using someone else's 'HBO Go' password, reporter violating same law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 18, 2013

Friday, April 12, 2013

Law- By using someone else's "HBO Go" password, reporter violating same law Adam Schwartz did accessing JSTOR

See how easy it is to violate the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, which "makes it a crime 'to obtain...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 12, 2013

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Law - Google introduces new "digital will" for Google accounts

Donna Tam has the story at CNet. Some quotes: The company introduced a tool today called the Inactive Account Manager...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 11, 2013

Monday, April 08, 2013

Law - "Tennessee legislature enters second decade of trying to remove Supreme Court’s power to appoint state’s attorney general"

Read the Gavel to Gavel entry by Bill Raftery....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 08, 2013

Law - "New Chicago firm to invest in lawsuits"

From Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune, a story that begins:As law clerks to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 08, 2013

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Law - "Taping of Farm Cruelty Is Becoming the Crime"

That is the headline to this long, front-page story in the Sunday NY Times, reported by Richard A. Oppel, Jr....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 07, 2013

Friday, April 05, 2013

Law - "Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear will allow hemp bill to become law"

Interesting story in the Louisville Courier Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 05, 2013

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Law - "Alabama Undermines its Post-Kelo Eminent Domain Reform Law"

Indiana had what may have been its first test of its "post-Kelo" statute with the ruling issued by a trial...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Law - "Law school graduates aren't finding much on the employment docket"

This long story today by Maura Dolan in the Los Angeles Times is subheaded "The Internet and other technologies have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Law - "Anthony Lewis, former reporter and columnist for The New York Times, died Monday at the age of 85."

NPR had two tributes to Anthony Lewis, both of which replay parts of earlier interviews with Lewis:March 25th - "Journalist...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sunday, March 17, 2013

Law - "Under Pressure, ALEC Releases Hundreds of 'Model' Bills"

Quotes from a March 15th story from Common Cause:March 15, 2013 - A two-year campaign by a coalition of public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 17, 2013

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Law - New US News law school ranking out

Via this post at the Law Librarian Blog, here is the list. The good news is IU-Mauer is in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Law - "LA Neighborhoods Seek to Banish Sex Offenders by Building Tiny Parks"

Ian Lovett has the long story in the Sunday NY Times. The subhead: "Because of limits on where such offenders...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 10, 2013

Thursday, March 07, 2013

Law - More on: After 8 years, Michigan courts are still litigating the meaning of the November 2004 constitutional amendment re same sex marriage

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 9, 2013, see this post today from How Appealing with a number of interesting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 07, 2013

Monday, March 04, 2013

Law - "Michigan's Law School 'Debt Wizard' Captures National Attention"

See the post here at the State Bar of Michigan blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 04, 2013

Friday, February 22, 2013

Law - TIME report "reveals the shocking degree to which we enrich pharmaceutical companies, medical device makers, hospital administrators, laboratories and medical suppliers with lavish profits at the expense of patients"

The daily POLITICO Playbook yesterday included this recommendation:CLICK DU JOUR – TIME cover story, “BITTER PILL: Why medical bills are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 22, 2013

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Law - "What (Legally) Happens to Our Social Media Accounts When We Die?"

This new post on The Volokh Conspiracy, authored by Kenneth Anderson, points to this 67-page student Comment, “What Happens to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 21, 2013

Friday, February 15, 2013

Law - "After ‘Anonymous’ Attack, Sentencing Body Seeks Blogger’s Help"

Really, this post at the WSJ Law Blog left me shaking my head in wonder! The short version: (1) official...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 15, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

Law - "Chicago dropping red-light camera firm as probe heats up"

David Kidwell reported in the Chicago Tribune this weekend in a story that began:Mayor Rahm Emanuel announced today he will...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 11, 2013

Law - "A Call for Drastic Changes in Educating New Lawyers"

From the NY Times, a long story by Ethan Bronner about an ABA task force chaired by Randall T. Shepard....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 11, 2013

Law - "America's prison boom is starting to fizzle"

Sentencing Law Blog quotes from the WSJ....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 11, 2013

Law - "What if Crim Law was taught by cartoons?"

See the post from the ABA Journal. Leaf through the Self Defense (including stand your ground) chapter. Per the Boston...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 11, 2013

Thursday, February 07, 2013

Law - GAO issues report on SORNA implementation issues

The GAO has today issued this report on SORNA, "Jurisdictions Face Challenges to Implementing the Act, and Stakeholders Report Positive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 07, 2013

Saturday, February 02, 2013

Law - "Crop of New Law Schools Opens Amid a Lawyer Glut"

Fascinating Jan. 31st story in the Wall Street Journal ($$), reported by Jennifer Smith. A few quotes from the lengthy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 02, 2013

Friday, February 01, 2013

Law - "Reuters: Hospital chain defies NLRB rulings after court decision"

How Appealing has just pointed to this Reuters exclusive, reported by Terry Baynes. The lede:A California-based hospital company says it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 01, 2013

Thursday, January 31, 2013

Law - "Law Schools’ Applications Fall as Costs Rise and Jobs Are Cut"

That is the headline to this long, front-page story in today's NY Times, reported by Ethan Bronner. It begins:Law school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Law - More on "Pa. home sellers can keep murders, suicides secret" But what about Indiana?

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 6th, Susanna Kim of ABC News has a long Jan. 28th story headed "Homebuyer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Monday, January 28, 2013

Law - "R-Rated Saginaw Case Raises Question Of Efficacy Of Sealing Record In The Age of Internet Search Engines"

Good question raised by this post in the SBMBlog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 28, 2013

Thursday, January 24, 2013

Law - More on "NCAA calls misconduct on itself for University of Miami investigation"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 23, this comprehensive story today by Allie Grasgreen in INSIDE Higher Ed seems to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Law - "Penn State Law Dean Flees To China"

A sample from the post by Elie Mystal of Above the Law:I don’t see what else could have happened. Penn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2013

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Law - "NCAA calls misconduct on itself for University of Miami investigation"

Amazing story, from the AP, here in the Louisville Courier Journal. It begins:CORAL GABLES, FLA. — The NCAA has found...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Law - "Even if It Enrages Your Boss, Social Net Speech Is Protected"

That is the headline to this long, front-page story today in the NY Times, reported by Steven Greenhouse. It take...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Law - Interesting separation of powers case from Wisconsin

Really catching up, here is a long Jan. 12, 2013 Milwaukee Journal Sentinel story that caught my eye. The headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Law - "Asset Forfeiture Abuse Revisited"

It has been some time since the ILB has posted on asset forfeiture on either the state or federal level....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Law - If boilerplate is your passion, this post is for you

From the Law Librarian Blog, a post that points to a number of books about boilerplate. A sample:As an intellectual...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Friday, January 18, 2013

Law - IU McKinney Law School Clinics

Here is a just released 2:30 promo for the IU McKinney Law School and its clinical courses, offering students...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 18, 2013

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Law - New York Legislature Restricts Access to Gun Permit Data"

Recall this ILB entry from Dec. 26th, headed "A suburban New York newspaper is under fire from conservatives and gun...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Law - "Savannah Dietrich case prompts Kentucky bill that would allow juvenile victims to talk"

Jason Riley of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports today in a long story that begins:Upset over the handling of the Savannah...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Law - After 8 years, Michigan courts are still litigating the meaning of the November 2004 constitutional amendment

After 8 years, Michigan courts are still litigating the meaning of the November 2004 amendment to the Michigan Constitution stating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Law - "False rape accusations are exceedingly rare"

"[T]he Enliven Project using data from Department of Justice’s National Crime Victimization Survey and FBI reports[,] drives home extremely well...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Law - "What Gun Regulations Will the Supreme Court Allow?"

Michael C. Dorf, a Justia columnist and the Robert S. Stevens Professor of Law at Cornell University Law School, has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2013

Sunday, January 06, 2013

Law - More on: "A suburban New York newspaper is under fire from conservatives and gun rights advocates after publishing the names and addresses - and a locator map of people who possess pistol permits in several suburban counties"

Supplementing this ILB entry from Dec. 26th, Slate's "Political Gabfest" podcast on Friday, Jan. 4, has an excellent, balenced segment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2013

Law - " Laws are needed to remove the [Codis] databases from the exclusive grip of prosecutors and law enforcement to make them available to defense lawyers"

Some quotes from a front-page NY Times story Friday headed "Lawyers, Saying DNA Cleared Inmate, Pursue Access to Data," reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2013

Law - "Pa. home sellers can keep murders, suicides secret" But what about Indiana?

Thanks to How Appealing (which links to the opinion), here is a Jan. 5th story by Sam Wood of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2013

Saturday, January 05, 2013

Law - "The End of a Decade of Uncertainty Over Gift and Estate Taxes"

That is the headline to this long "Wealth Matters" NY Times column today by Paul Sullivan. It begins:FOR many of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 05, 2013

Friday, January 04, 2013

Law - "Now THAT Is A Signing Statement!"

The ILB has had a number of entries on the use of signing statements by various Presidents (and Governors). Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Law - More on "Highlights From Pa. Gov. Corbett’s Suit Against the NCAA"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, National Journal has an analysis today by Naureen Khan, headed "Why is Pennsylvania's Governor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 04, 2013

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Law - "Highlights From Pa. Gov. Corbett’s Suit Against the NCAA"

Jacob Gershman of the WSJ Law Blog has not only highlights, but a link to the 43-page complaint....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 03, 2013

Monday, December 31, 2012

Law - More on "Do Rapists Have the Right to Parent Children Conceived in Rape?"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 16th, here is Part 2 of Prof. Sherry F. Colb's two-part series in Justica's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 31, 2012

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Law - "A suburban New York newspaper is under fire from conservatives and gun rights advocates after publishing the names and addresses - and a locator map of people who possess pistol permits in several suburban counties"

That is the headline to this Dec. 25th story in Politico, reported by Katie Glueck. First, some Indiana background. This...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Law - "Michigan Governor Vetoes Gun Bill"

The WSJ Law Blog reported last evening:Michigan Republican Gov. Rick Snyder vetoed a controversial bill Tuesday that would have allowed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Ind. Law - "Supporters say drinking 'raw milk' is about food freedom"

Updating earlier ILB entries on the sale of raw milk in Indiana, the Lafayette Journal Courier has a long story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

Law - "7 of the most striking ways states have loosened gun laws"

That is the heading of this long survey article by Suevon Lee of ProPublica, here as published in the Syracuse...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 17, 2012

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Law - "Do Rapists Have the Right to Parent Children Conceived in Rape?"

This August 23, 2012 ILB entry is headed "Denying rapists parental rights snarls panel." It quotes a NWI Times story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 16, 2012

Friday, December 07, 2012

Law - "Louisiana U.S. Attorney Jim Letten resigns amid online commenting scandal in his office"

This is a bizarre story, somewhat reminiscent of the story a few years back about a judge's daughter allegedly submitting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 07, 2012

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Law - More on: History of U.S. Senate's More on: "Long Slide to Gridwalk" along with Efforts to Remedy

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 25th on efforts to amend the U.S. Senate rules, Jennifer Steinhauer now has this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Law - "Legal Events to Watch This Week"

This useful feature is posted every Monday by Joe Palazzolo of the WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Law - "Kramer.com vs. Kramer.com"

Fascinating article published Nov. 23rd by Pamela Paul of the NY Times. Some quotes:MOST divorced couples would probably prefer not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 25, 2012

Law - History of U.S. Senate's "Long Slide to Gridwalk" along with Efforts to Remedy

Jonathan Weisman has the long story that begins on the front-page of Sunday's NY Times. A sample:The Senate — the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 25, 2012

Saturday, November 17, 2012

A teaching moment - A look at techniques for keeping emails secrets, and their use [Updated]

Nov. 13, 2012 - "David Petraeus, Paula Broadwell’s email secret" from Kevin Robillard of Politico briefly describes their use of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 17, 2012

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Law - "Which Law & Order Characters Did Their Jobs Best?"

David Haglund, Katie Kilkenny, and Holly Allen have the answer in this article, complete with 5 graphs. It begins:Two and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Monday, November 12, 2012

Law - "Arson and the Science of Fire"

Ken Strutin has assembled a "collection of selected research publications, web resources and case studies as well as scholarly legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 12, 2012

Thursday, November 08, 2012

Law - The inside strategies behind the gay rights victories Tuesday

This short article yesterday by David Weigel in Slate lists the successful gay marriage votes Tuesday. U. of Minn. Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 08, 2012

Monday, November 05, 2012

Law - "The country is now dominated by solidly Democratic states on the coasts and solidly Republican ones in the interior and in much of the South"

The reason? "The recent tendency of like-minded people to live near one another." That comes from Adam Liptak's article in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

Law "Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald plans to join Skadden's Chicago office"

Ameet Sachdev, Chicago Tribune reporter, has a story here. A quote: With Fitzgerald, there always will be speculation about his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 29, 2012

Law - "Legal Events to Watch This Week"

This useful feature is posted every Monday by Joe Palazzolo of the WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 29, 2012

Thursday, October 25, 2012

Law - Estate Planning in the Digital Age

beSpecific this morning points to a useful article by Gerry W. Beyer - Texas Tech University School of Law:This article...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 25, 2012

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Law "NACDL launches extraordinary new resource: on-line state-by-state 'Restoration of Rights Database'

See the post here at Sentencing Law and Policy blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Law - "Debt Collection Lawyers Among Those Who Will Be Scrutinized by Consumer Financial Agency"

See the item by Debra Cassens Weiss in the ABAJournal begins:The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has issued its final rule...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Monday, October 22, 2012

Law - "Legal Events to Watch This Week"

This useful feature is posted every Monday by Joe Palazzolo of the WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 22, 2012

Law - "The ‘Perversion Files’ Come to Light"

Updating this ILB post from Oct. 19th, some quotes from a NY Times editorial last Saturday:The Boy Scouts of America...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 22, 2012

Law - "JAG - The Operational Law Handbook"

Fascinating. From the blog beSpecific, "The Operational Law Handbook is a “how to” guide for Judge Advocates practicing operational law."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 22, 2012

Friday, October 19, 2012

Law - "Boy Scout 'perversion files' reveal South Bend judge may have been involved in cover-up"

Updating this Sept. 16th ILB entry quoting an LA Times story headed ""Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 19, 2012

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Law "Pope transfers Vatican official who backed U.S. nuns to Indianapolis"

The word "banishes" is never used in this AP story by Nicole Winfield posted by the South Bend Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 18, 2012

Law - "Statutes of Limitation in Federal Criminal Cases: An Overview"

This is a new report from the Congressional Research Service. From the summary of the 38-page report, by Charles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 18, 2012

Monday, October 15, 2012

Law - "Voter Proof-of-Citizenship Law Gets Supreme Court Review"

Greg Stohr of Bloomberg has the story, which begins:The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to decide whether states can demand proof...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 15, 2012

Law - "Legal Events to Watch This Week"

This useful feature is posted every Monday by Joe Palazzolo of the WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 15, 2012

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Law - As election grows closer, more election law news stories

Rick Hasen's Election Law Blog is the "go to" resource for all who follow election law. This post today by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 14, 2012

Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Law - For Medicare patients, being formally admitted for a hospital stay makes a big difference; the same stay classed as "for observation" may cost the patient $$$$ more

This AARP article by Patricia Berry is headed "Medicare: Inpatient or Outpatient? Staying in the hospital without being formally admitted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Law - "Undocumented Life Is a Hurdle as Immigrants Seek a Reprieve"

Long article in the Oct. 3rd NY Times, reported by Kirk Semple, on the recent "Consideration of Deferred Action for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Law - "Research Is Hampered by New Limits on Death Records"

From Kevin Sack's report yesterday in the NY Times:A shift last year by the Social Security Administration to limit access...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Monday, October 08, 2012

Law - "Legal Events to Watch This Week"

This useful feature is posted every Monday by Joe Palazzolo of the WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 08, 2012

Sunday, October 07, 2012

Law - "Error and Fraud at Issue as Absentee Voting Rises"

Adam Liptak of the NY Times reports today in a front-page article:... Florida and other states are swiftly moving from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 07, 2012

Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Law - "New Kentucky bar counsel once complained of changes brought by women lawyers"

A story by Andrew Wolfson in the September 28th Louisville Courier-Journal began:Kentucky’s new chief bar counsel, who will oversee discipline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Law - "Analysis: How opponents held back the voter ID tide"

That is the headline to a Reuters article by Andrew Longstreth that looks at the current string of voter ID...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 03, 2012

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Law - "Conservative Veterans of Voting Wars Cite Ballot Integrity to Justify Fight"

Eliza Newlin Carney reports today in Roll Call - here are a few quotes:Call them the voter fraud brain trust....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Law - "Illinois law allowing hearsay to shape Peterson case," and the Indiana connection

On May 9, 2009 an ILB entry began:The ILB has no plans to cover the Illinois Drew Peterson murder case.The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Friday, September 21, 2012

Law - "Average compensation is $734,000 for male partners and $497,000 for female partners."

That is one of the pay gaps listed in this story, headed "Partner Pay Gaps Growing in BigLaw; Average Compensation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 21, 2012

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Law - "NY Is First State to Require Law Students to Do Pro Bono Work to Get Licensed After Graduation"

See the post here at ABA Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Law - "After son's death, woman faces hefty tax bill on his student loans"

Read the long story for yourself - the Baltimore Sun has this Sept. 18th story reported by Ian Duncan that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 20, 2012

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Law - LA Times reports "Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to report hundreds of alleged child molesters to police and often hid the allegations from parents and the public."

The story today in the LA Times, by Daniel Politi, begins:Over two decades, the Boy Scouts of America failed to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 16, 2012

Law - "Party Laws Put Hosts on Hook: More States Targeting People Who Allow Underage Drinking on Their Property"

The ILB had several entries in 2007 on teen drinking parties and the liability of the parents who host them...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 16, 2012

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Law - Fascinating article on "Constitutional Backdrops"

Prof. Lawrence B. Solum of Legal Theory Blog highlights this new "download of the week," Constitutional Backdrops by Stephen E....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 15, 2012

Monday, September 03, 2012

Law - "Bill Gates Sends Ex-Con to Law School After Supreme Court Win"

Thanks to How Appealing for the link to this story by Craig Seligman in Bloomberg News that begins:Shon Hopwood robbed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 03, 2012

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Law - "California Suspends Open Meetings Law to Save Money"

Really! See here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Law - "Maxeiner on the Absence of Codification in the U.S."

Legal Theory Blog points to this article: "James R. Maxeiner (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Sunday, August 26, 2012

Law - "Terre Haute lawyer at forefront of how campaigns are funded"

Mary Beth Schneider of the Indianapolis Star has a very long, and excellent, front-page feature story today on Indiana attorney...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 26, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

Law - "Alabama Man Fights To Keep Wife Buried In Front Yard"

The ILB has had several entries on home burial from both southern Indiana and Connecticut. Today a number of news...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 20, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Law - " Election Day impersonation, an impetus for voter ID laws, a rarity, data show"

From the August 11th Washington Post, this very long story by Natasha Khan and Corbin Carson that begins:A new nationwide...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Law: "Lawyers Have Duty to Stay Current on Technology’s Risks and Benefits, New Model Ethics Comment Says"

See the story here in the ABA Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Law - "Despite Warnings, Lawyers Still Fall for Collection Scam"

The ILB has had a number of entries warning of internet scams aimed at attorneys (start with this Jan. 17,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Sunday, August 05, 2012

Law - "Avoiding Estate-Tax Traps: A small mistake makes a big difference here"

Laura Saunders August 3, 2012 "Tax Report" column in the WSJ ($$$) begins:Are you married? Then put a copy of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 05, 2012

Thursday, August 02, 2012

Law - "Shepard to Chair National Task Force on the Future of Legal Education"

From an ABA press release:CHICAGO, July 31, 2012 — The American Bar Association today announced establishment of a task force...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2012

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Law - "Justice Department trains prosecutors to combat cyber espionage"

A long story by Sari Horwitz in the July 25th Washington Post. A quote:“We are very vulnerable,” John Carlin, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 29, 2012

Friday, July 27, 2012

Law - "Chicago Debt-settlement firm to wind down business"

Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law today has a long Chicago Tribune story headed "Debt-settlement firm to wind down business: Companies taking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 27, 2012

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Law - "28 of 50 Top Law Schools Still Accepting Applications for Fall Semester"

Interesting....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Law - "U of Illinois Law School Is Publicly Censured by the ABA, Fined for Misreporting Admissions Data"

See the story by Mark Hensen in the ABA Journal. A quote:The action follows the revelation last fall that the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Law - "Everything You’ve Ever Wanted to Know About Voter ID Laws"

Comprehensive article from Suevon Lee of Pro Publica. From Eric Bradner of the Evansville Courier & Press, a story July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Law - "Job, Tuition Woes A Drain On Law Schools"

That is the title to a story by Wendy Kaufmann on NPR's Morning Edition - the intro:The American Bar Association...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2012

Law - "Securing Legal Ties for Children Living in LGBT Families: A State Strategy and Policy Guide"

This new 96-page report, produced by The Movement Advancement Project (MAP:... examines the outdated state laws, particularly in the areas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2012

Friday, July 20, 2012

Law - "States Find Legislating Social Media Is a Minefield"

A lengthy story by Dylan Scott of Government Technology dated July 19, 2012, here is a sample:Right now, states and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 20, 2012

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Law - "Spam text messages a growing problem"

Useful article in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, by Gitte Laasby, who was formerly the environmental reporter for the Gary Post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2012

Sunday, July 01, 2012

Law - "How Delaware Thrives as a Corporate Tax Haven"

A very long article on the front page of the Business Section of the Sunday NY Times, reported by Leslie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 01, 2012

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Ind. Gov't. - More on "Public Universities See Familiar Fight at Virginia"

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today: Thanks to a tweet from Eric Weddle, here is The Chronicle of Higher...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Friday, June 22, 2012

Law - "Loans, lawsuits pile up as law school grads face worst job market in more than 30 years"

That is the headline today of Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law column in the Chicago Tribune. The subhead: "Just 55 percent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 22, 2012

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Law - The Confrontation Blog

Thanks to How Appealing for pointing to a blog I was unaware of, The Confrontation Blog, by Richard D. Friedman,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Law - "Reducing law school class size: the right thing to do"

Indianapolis attorney Gary L. Miller sends along (with permission of the author) this commentary from Richard Zitrin, a professor at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Monday, June 18, 2012

Law - "New Book Claims Law School is a Bad Deal for Most"

Sam Favate has this report in the WSJ Law Blog. A quote:Mr. Tamanaha suggests reforming the federal loan system and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2012

Law - "'What New Law?' People who would benefit have little idea what they may lose if Supreme Court strikes down health law."

This article by Alec MacGillis of The New Republic gives another view....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2012

Monday, June 11, 2012

Law - "With Profession Under Stress, Law Schools Cut Admissions " [Updated]

That is the headline to this important but $$$ only story today in the WSJ, authored by Joe Palazzola and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2012

Monday, June 04, 2012

Law - "Lawyer Howard Bashman's blog is a must-read for appellate law junkies"

The law blog that was the inspiration for the ILB, How Appealing by Howard Bashman, turned 10 this year. (The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 04, 2012

Sunday, June 03, 2012

Law - More on "Frankfort High honor student Elizabeth Olivas now will be able to attend her graduation"

This ILB entry from Friday concluded:ILB: No mention in the story of whether Olivas will be attending an Indiana state-supported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 03, 2012

Saturday, June 02, 2012

Law - Stories from Florida on opening child welfare hearings; review of child abuse deaths

Two stories from late May by Kelli Kennedy of the AP. As published May 26th in the Palm Beach Post,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 02, 2012

Friday, June 01, 2012

Law - "Frankfort High honor student Elizabeth Olivas now will be able to attend her graduation"

From an Indianapolis Star editorial today:Frankfort High honor student Elizabeth Olivas now will be able to attend her graduation. Olivas,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2012

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Law - "Sex offenders fight for right to use Facebook"

Charles Wilson of the AP has this long story today, appearing in many publications (see here also) and other media...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Law - "Public-Place Laws Tighten Rein on Sex Offenders"

A long story today in the NY Times, reported by Ian Lovett. A few quotes:In recent years, communities around the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Law - "Shareholders have little idea how companies are using their money in political campaigns. Only a handful of corporations voluntarily publicize their donations"

But that may be changing in the wake of Citizens United, according to this story in the Chicago Tribune reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Law - For an idea of the "amount of money that firms pay year in and year out for legal research products"

Thanks to @CherylNiemeier for the tweet that pointed to this post at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog which, starting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Monday, May 28, 2012

Law - "Louisiana is the world’s prison capital. The state imprisons more of its people, per head, than any of its U.S. counterparts. First among Americans means first in the world. La’s incarceration rate is nearly triple Iran’s, seven times China's

The is the first paragraph from this opinion piece today in the NY Times, written by Charles M. Blow. But...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 28, 2012

Law - "Online medical shopping lets users compare fees to find lower costs"

Interesting, long story written by Ryan Flinn of Bloomberg News about several startups aimed at helping people save money on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 28, 2012

Law - More on: "NWI farms face stricter federal rules that ban many tasks for minors"

That is the headline from an April 17, 2012 story in the NWI Times. A quote:In September, the Labor Department...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 28, 2012

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Law - "Got Student Loans? Share Your Documents With Us (ProPublica)"

See the post. A quote:We need your help. The Chronicle of Higher Education and ProPublica have teamed up to untangle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Law - "Industry Groups Insist on Charging You $1,195 to Read a Public Law"

This will be a familiar topic to many ILB readers - you may recall a number of posts on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Law - Several interesting articles today

Michelle Olsen of @AppellateDaily has lined up several interesting items today. "Social Media in the Courtroom," a law review article...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Law - "Same-Sex Marriages: Legal Issues"

Here is the Congressional Research Service's 35-page, May 9, 2012 report by legislative attorney Alison M. Smith, titled "Same-Sex Marriages:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 13, 2012

Friday, May 11, 2012

Law - "Obama on gay marriage: What the President said is far more nuanced than most of the popular media treatment"

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog has this commentary. A quote:He said, for example, that this was a matter of law, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 11, 2012

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Law - More on "Obama declares support for gay marriage"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Eric Bradner reports today in the Evansville Courier & Press:INDIANAPOLIS — Both the Democratic and Republican...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Law - "Obama declares support for gay marriage"

Very short video of Obama, plus long written overview of his interview with ABC's Robin Roberts "in an interview to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Law - IndyStar and LCJ share 2011 Best of Gannett Freedom of Information Award

The headline in what looks like the mothership blog, GANNETT, reads "Cited for tenacity and courage, The Indianapolis Star and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Law - "Maybe opening another law school campus wasn't such a bad idea after all. "

Thanks to the ABA Journal Blog for linking to this National Law Journal story by Karen Sloan, headed "Cooley's Florida...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Thursday, May 03, 2012

Law - "Westlaw To End Free Printing For Law Schools"

That is the headline to this entry in the Law Librarian Blog. The entry links to an equally interesting earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2012

Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Law - "Should Law Schools Teach Students Legal Research Process or Products?"

Interesting discussion at 3 Geeks and a Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2012

Monday, April 30, 2012

Law - "Gibson, who is autistic, has worked full time as a file clerk for the firm since 2008."

Thanks to the ABA Journal Blog ("Autistic File Clerk Credits His Photographic Memory with Success at His Law Firm Job")...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2012

Law - "Mug Shot Mania: The Legal and Policy Issues Surrounding Private Websites’ Postings of Arrest Photos"

Long, interesting April 24th article from Justia by Prof. Anita Ramasastry of the University of Washington School of Law. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2012

Friday, April 27, 2012

Law - "Are patent agents entitled to the protection of the attorney-client privilege?

This is interesting, a post this morning from CircuitSplits begins:Today’s post features a split over the applicability of the attorney-client...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 27, 2012

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Law - "Duncan Law Gets 5-Year Extension amid Bid for ABA Accreditation"

Recall the NYT stories late last year about Duncan Law School in Knoxville, Tenn., and its efforts to obtain ABA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Law - "Convicted defendants left uninformed of forensic flaws found by Justice Dept."

That was the headline to a lengthy major story by Spencer S. Hsu, published April 16th in the Washington Post....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2012

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Law - "Analysis: State attorneys general: New Republican power"

Joan Biskupic, now at Reuters, has this long, interesting story today about federal challenges brought by state attorneys general:Abbott and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Monday, April 23, 2012

Law - The death penalty in America

The blog be Specific links to two great death penalty resources today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2012

Law - An update on ALEC ...

The ILB has had a number of entries over the past year on ALEC, the American Legislative Exchange Council. On...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 23, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Law - "100 Appellate Law Twitter Feeds to Follow"

From the blog Circuit Splits. Alphabetical. ILB is #44....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Law - "NWI farms face stricter federal rules that ban many tasks for minors"

Phil Wieland has the story today in the NWI Times. Some quotes:The days of teens getting a summer job on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Law - "ABC bases ‘Scandal’ on D.C. insider Judy Smith"

So reported Neely Tucker in a lengthy March 30th story in the Washington Post. A few quotes:This is almost beyond...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 15, 2012

Thursday, April 05, 2012

Law - "Two of America's best-known companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)"

NPR's Morning Edition has the story this morning, reported by Peter Overby and headed "Boycotts Hitting Group Behind 'Stand Your...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 05, 2012

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Law - "Only the naive think all legislators write their own bills."

New Jersey newspapers are reporting on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). Here are three stories from Salvador Rizzo of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Sunday, April 01, 2012

Law - "Ex-partner in Big Law blogs it all"

From a long story yesterday by Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune:Steven Harper had a long and successful career as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 01, 2012

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Law - Michigan "Teacher's aide says 'no access' to her Facebook; now legal battle with school "

Kelli Stopczynski of WSBT TV has the story and video report about a teacher's aid, Kimbery Hester:According to a letter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 29, 2012

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Law - "A compilation of new and notable legal resources on animal rights and welfare."

A new and valuable resource, this compilation by Ken Strutin, posted by LLRX.com, titled "Animal Rights in the Human Legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Sunday, March 25, 2012

Law - "Are child porn laws unfair? Viewers' sentences can be worse than molesters'"

This very long story by Andrew Wolfson anchors the Louisville Courier Journal's focus today on child porn. The story begins:Born...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 25, 2012

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Law - "The 23 States That Have Sweeping Self-Defense Laws Just Like Florida’s"

That is the headline to this article today by Cora Currier in ProPublica. From the story:Most states have long allowed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 22, 2012

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Law - Justifiable use of force in Florida

Here, for those who have wondered what the law is in Florida, is the Florida "Justifiable Use of Force" statute,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Law - "Ted Olson calls work on California’s Prop. 8 case ‘highlight of my life’"

Here is how a story by Jeffrey MacMillan in the business section of the March 18th Washington Post begins:For renowned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Law - "The Law of Public Breastfeeding"

Joanna L. Grossman, a Justia columnist, is a professor of law at Hofstra University. Here are some quotes from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Law - "Is Facebook part of your estate? States weigh laws to govern social media accounts after death" - A closer look ...

This story by Michael Avok of the Associated Press has appeared in many papers throughout the county in the past...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 18, 2012

Friday, March 16, 2012

Law - "New Guide Explains the Medicaid Appeals Process"

Via Be Specific, this detailed Guide from the Kaiser Family Foundation's Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsuredcould be real useful...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 16, 2012

Monday, March 12, 2012

Law - Student loan bankruptcies a growing national concern; would cutting law school tuition prevent or lower student loan bankruptcies?

"Student loans seen as potential ‘next debt bomb’ for U.S. economy" is the headline to this March 10th story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 12, 2012

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Not Law - Issues with new Lafayette Journal-Courier paywall

Recently, every time I click on a Lafayette Journal-Courier article after finding it listed in my Google newsreader, I get...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 11, 2012

Friday, March 09, 2012

Law - "The Coming Crash in Legal Education: How We Got There, and Where We Go Now."

From the Volokh Conspiracy, a review by Kenneth Anderson of a new paper titled "The Coming Crash in Legal Education:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2012

Monday, March 05, 2012

Law - "How To Cite A Tweet In An Academic Paper"

Really. See here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Law - "Teams Could Be Held Liable for Injuries Traced to Bounties"

That is the headline to this story by Judy Battista in the March 4th NY Times. The story begins:The New...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 05, 2012

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Law - A new law blog, on old law stuff

For law geeks. noncuratlex.com, which describes itself as: "Another Law Blog, Dedicated to Old Law Stuff, Mostly." Yesterday an entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Monday, February 27, 2012

Law - "FBI Turns Off Thousands of GPS Devices After Supreme Court Ruling"

Julia Angwin at the WSJ blog, Digits, writes:The Supreme Court’s recent ruling overturning the warrantless use of GPS tracking devices...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 27, 2012

Friday, February 24, 2012

Courts - More on "Keep Your Hands off My Briefs: Lawyers Sue Westlaw, Lexis"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Law Librarian Blog has a good post today. Some quotes:Two lawyers have opened a can of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 24, 2012

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Law - Legal questions re digital assets in death and divorce examined

"What Happens to Your ‘Digital Assets’ When You Die?" was the heading to an article by Steve Eder in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Monday, February 13, 2012

Law - More on: The U.S. Constitution out of date, no longer the model for other countries

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 8th, Harvard Law Prof. Noah Feldman writes today in a Bloomberg column, headed "Ginsburg’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2012

Law - NYT editorializes on ALEC, says its "influence is pervasive"

"The Big Money Behind State Laws" is the headline of today's NY Times editorial. Some quotes:It is no coincidence that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 13, 2012

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Not law - "Girls get no respect at Maxim party"

A letter in this morning's Indianapolis Star from a mother, who is also an Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 12, 2012

Friday, February 10, 2012

Law - "From Biglaw to Boutique: ‘There’s a Practice Guide for That’ "

Interesting article today by Tom Wallerstein writing for Above the Law....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 10, 2012

Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Law - The U.S. Constitution out of date, no longer the model for other countries

That is the thesis of Adam Liptak's interesting NYT story, published Feb. 6th, subheaded "The United States Constitution was once...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2012

Monday, February 06, 2012

Law - "Kentucky weighs restoring voting rights to felons: State is one of four that bars people with records from polls"

A long story in the Sunday Louisville Courier Journal by Andrew Wolfson. See this long Dec. 15, 2011 ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2012

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Law - "3 Chicago law schools sued by graduates"

Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune reports this morning:Three Chicago law schools were sued Wednesday for allegedly deceiving students by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 02, 2012

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

LaW - "Facebook’s New Timeline Feature: Will It Increase Users’ Risk of Identity Theft?"

Interesting article today by Prof. Anita Ramasastry in Justia's Verdict....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Law - IU-Mauer law prof starts law blog on legal profession

William D. Henderson, Professor of Law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow; Director, Center on the Global Legal Profession; Indiana Univ....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 29, 2012

Friday, January 27, 2012

Law - "Warning: If the Email You Just Read Isn't for You, Don't Read It "

The ILB has had several brief entries on email disclaimers (see here and here). Today the WSJ ($$) has an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 27, 2012

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Law - Prison as a fact of life

For most privileged, professional people, the experience of confinement is a mere brush, encountered after a kid’s arrest, say. For...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Law - "The high costs of sex offender civil commitment program in Washington state"

Sentencing Law Blog today highlights a Seattle Times series: Seattle Times has a very interesting set of pieces today discussing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 22, 2012

Friday, January 20, 2012

Law - Items on lawyer ghostwriting, cut-and-paste documents

Circuit Splits had a post Jan. 13, 2012 headed "2nd Circuit Creates Split Over Lawyer-Ghostwriting Ethics Issue." ABA Journal has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 20, 2012

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Law - In NYC, "Zoning Laws Grow Up"

Interesting article today on zoning laws from Julie V. Iovine. A quote from the long WSJ ($$$) story:"Zoning has always...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Law - "Cruise Lines Use Law and Contracts to Limit Liability"

"Cruise lines are protected by international law and by a carefully worded contract that passengers accept when they buy tickets,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2012

Monday, January 16, 2012

Law - "’60 Minutes’ got math prodigy story from IndyStar"

National columnist Jim Romensko writes today in a story that begins:Last night Morley Safer profiled 13-year-old math prodigy and college...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2012

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Law - Still more on "Obama Tempts Fight Over Recess Appointments"

Updating this entry from Jan. 7, 2012, the Justice department has released its 23-page, Jan. 6, 2012 "Memorandum opinion for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2012

Saturday, January 07, 2012

Law - "Legal Educators Grapple With How to Meet a Changing Profession's Needs"

Katherine Mangan's Jan. 6, 2012 story in The Chronicle of Higher Education begins:Seismic changes in the legal profession and a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2012

Law - More on "Obama Tempts Fight Over Recess Appointments" [Updated]

This January 5, 2012 ILB entry on recess appointments is supplmented today by two additional stories. "Debate Over Appointees Hinges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2012

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Law - "States struggle with national sex offender law"

The ILB has had a number of entries on the federal Adam Walsh Act (AWA) aka the federal Sex Offender...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Law - "Obama Tempts Fight Over Recess Appointments" [Updated]

Recess appointments by the President have been touched on in several ILB entries over the years, including this one from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2012

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Law - "Hiring Law Students for Free Online Research Is Widespread and Unethical, Opinion Says"

Thanks to the ABA Journal Blog for spotting this Nov. 15 opinion by the Utah State Bar Ethics Opinion Advisory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Sunday, January 01, 2012

Law - College coaches' football contracts longer than basketball contracts?

The ILB doesn't have much to judge by. In the past it has posted the basketball contracts of the current...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 01, 2012

Monday, December 26, 2011

Law - Subject of movie "Shattered Glass" may win California law license

Long, interesting story by Bob Egelko in the San Francisco Chronicle....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 26, 2011

Law - "Two Lawyers Strike Gold In U.S. Disability System"

That is the title to a very lengthy story by Damian Paletta and Dionne Searcey in the Dec. 22, 2011...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 26, 2011

Law - "Artists: Can You Be Sued for Including a Real Person in Your Painting?"

Daniel Grant, identified as "Arts writer," has this long article on the Huffington Post. A few quotes:[T]he growing sense that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 26, 2011

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Law - Still more on "The Price to Play the ABA's Way"

Updating earlier ILB entries, David Segal of the NY Times reported Dec. 22nd in a story beginning:A law school in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 24, 2011

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Law - More on "The Price to Play the ABA's Way"

Updating this entry from Sunday, Above the Law reports this afternoon in an entry that begins:Well that was fast. Over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Law - "An iPhone App for PACER"

Joe Palazzolo reviewed this new iPhone app yesterday in the WSJ Law Blog. It is "FedCtRecords, a new iPhone app...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Monday, December 19, 2011

Law - "Innocent people hurt by flawed system of background checks"

The Indianapolis Star today has an interesting AP story by Jordan Robertson. However, the original version of the story is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2011

Law - "Digital Data on Patients Raises Risk of Breaches"

A quote Nicole Perlroth's long report today in the NY Times technology section:As part of the 2009 stimulus bill, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2011

Sunday, December 18, 2011

Law - "The Price to Play the ABA's Way"

Today's (Sunday's)NY Times Business Section features a massive (2-full-page) story by David Segal placing much of the blame for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 18, 2011

Law - "Rules to Stop Pupil and Teacher From Getting Too Social Online"

From a long story by Jennifer Preston in today's NY Times:Faced with scandals and complaints involving teachers who misuse social...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Law - "A scammer has been trying to steal newspaper carriers’ Christmas tips by putting holiday letters in subscribers’ mailboxes and newspaper tubes, leading them to believe he’s their carrier"

That from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, via JimRomenesko.com....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2011

Monday, December 12, 2011

Law - Visualizing Student Loan Debt

Student Loan Debt: 1990 vs 2000 vs 2011. Here, via BuzzFeed....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2011

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Law - "Pssst ... Wanna Buy a Law? When a company needs a state bill passed, the American Legislative Exchange Council can get it done"

The ILB has posted several earlier entries on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). This one from July 17, 2011...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 11, 2011

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Law - "With Lobbying Blitz, For-Profit Colleges Diluted New Rules"

That is the headline to a lengthy front-page story in today's NY Times, reported by Eric Lightblau. Here is how...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 10, 2011

Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Law - "Ind. AG joins 53 other attorneys general in fight against robo-calls to cell phones" [Updated]

Story here, from Fox 59. "53 attorneys general"? [Updated at 4:55 pm] Thanks to Deputy AG Larry Carcare for this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 07, 2011

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Law - "Must home sellers disclose murder/suicide?"

That is the heading of this article at Benchmarks, Lawyers USA’s blog analyzing recent decisions. Here the case involved is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Law - "A Patient Sues His Dentist Over a Contractual Ban on His Posting Negative Online Reviews of Her Work"

This article was pretty eye-opening to me. Law prof Anita Ramasastry's Dec. 6th consumer law column at Justia's Verdict begins:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 06, 2011

Monday, December 05, 2011

Law - "Anti-Abortion Groups Are Split on Legal Tactics"

The NY Times published this long story by Erik Eckholm yesterday. A few quotes:For decades, established anti-abortion leaders like National...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2011

Law - "Amazon's Special Deals With States Unconstitutional, Law Profs Say"

Janet Novack, Forbes staff, has this article dated Dec. 4. A quote:[I]n June, after much political drama, South Carolina Gov....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2011

Saturday, December 03, 2011

Law - What are the statutes of limitations on child sexual abuse?

A 50-state overview of the civil and criminal statutes of limitations in child sexual abuse cases: "Civil claims are brought...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 03, 2011

Law - "On Campus, a Law Enforcement System to Itself"

Nina Bernstein of the NY Times reported Nov. 11, 2011 this story on campus police forces that is relevant to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 03, 2011

Law - "Interpreting The Constitution In The Digital Era"

Jeffrey Rosen and Benjamin Wittes have co-edited an anthology, "Constitution 3.0: Freedom and Technological Change", that "details how technological changes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 03, 2011

Law - "Learning Too Late of the Perils in Gas Well Leases"

The NY Times this week ran a long, useful article on oil and gas lease contracts. A few quotes:Americans have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 03, 2011

Thursday, December 01, 2011

Law - NY Times introduces a new reader comments system

This Nov. 29th ILB entry remarked on the Indianapolis Star's new public comment policy, which now requires that a reader...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Law - "Maryland Register reverses decision to charge consumers for real-time information"

From the Maryland Reporter, this story by Glynis Kazanjian begins:The Maryland Register, a state news publication that provides updates on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 24, 2011

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Law - Still more on: Municipal bankruptcy: How's that working out for you?

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 20th, John Gramlich today authors a long and useful Stateline Explainer examining "what it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Monday, November 21, 2011

Law - "Law professors, at especially the “top” law schools, are becoming less connected to the legal profession"

That is a line from law prof Orin Kerr's comments today on the NYT article, "What They Don’t Teach Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 21, 2011

Law - "All in Kentucky, Indiana must report abuse"

Updating several related ILB entries, Andrew Wolfson wrote a long story for the Sunday Louisville Courier Journal on the duty...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Law - More on: Municipal bankruptcy: How's that working out for you?

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 12th, which quoted a NYT story on the difficulties surrounding municipal bankruptcy, Dan Carden...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2011

Law - "What They Don’t Teach Law Students: Lawyering"

Today's NY Times has this very long story by David Segal. The short version: "Law schools have long emphasized the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2011

Monday, November 14, 2011

Law - "Felons Finding It Easy to Get Gun Rights Reinstated"

A very long story dated Nov. 13th in the NY Times, written by Michael Luo, reports:Under federal law, people with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Law - "Illinois law opens access to biological parents"

Mark Wilson of the Evansville Courier & Press has this story today. Some quotes from the long story:EVANSVILLE — An...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 13, 2011

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Law - "Judges with Temperaments"

Joanne Kaufman writes in a long Nov. 10th WSJ television column ($$$):For decades, the judges on television courtroom dramas and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Law - Municipal bankruptcy: How's that working out for you?

Municipal bankruptcy was the topic of a number of ILB entries in late 2010 and early 2011. This long Nov....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Law - "Penn State Officials, Including Paterno, Could Face Civil Lawsuits"

That is the heading to this long story today in the NY Times, authored by Bill Pennington....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Law - "Punished, Debarred--But Still Members of the Bar"

Some quotes from a long article dated Nov. 14th, by Sue Reisinger in the national publication Corporate Counsel:Imagine that you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 12, 2011

Friday, November 11, 2011

Law - "Penn State scandal spotlights debate over who must report abuse"

Chicago Tribune reporter John Keilman's story today reports:The scandal engulfing Penn State University has highlighted the murky legal area of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 11, 2011

Law - Grand Jury report from the Jerry Sandusky/Penn State allegations

Access the 23-page report here, via CBS Chicago. [More] "Joe Paterno and the Law," a look at the criminal and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 11, 2011

Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Law - "University of Illinois Issues Report on Admission Data Manipulation"

From the Law Librarian Blog:The University of Illinois has issued its report on the Law School’s revelation that it reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2011

Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Law - Chicago mayor "calls for transparency in government — but the operations of his own office remain murky"

David Kidwell, Chicago Tribune reporter, has written a very long story on Mayor Rahm Emanuels denial of public records requests....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 08, 2011

Monday, November 07, 2011

Law - What is coming up nationally?

The SCOTUS is hearing argument tomorrow in United States v. Jones, the much awaited GPS tracking case. See this SCOTUSblog...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 07, 2011

Law - "The growing movement among grandparents' groups has alarmed many parents and their advocacy groups nationwide"

That is a quote from a long AP story by Stephanie Reitz, headlined "States' grandparent visitation laws raise concern," datelined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 07, 2011

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Law - Wisconsin House "passes bill giving homeowners more authority to use deadly force"

Jason Stein and Patrick Marley reported in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel yesterday:Madison - Homeowners using deadly force against intruders would...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Monday, October 31, 2011

Law - Still more on: "At least 93 Milwaukee police officers have been disciplined for violating law"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 27th, here is Part 3 of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel investigative series by Gina Barton....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 31, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Law - More on: "At least 93 Milwaukee police officers have been disciplined for violating law"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 24th, ere is Part 2 of the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel investigative series by Gina Barton....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2011

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Law - "New York State's wine shipment law praised"

From the Rochester NY Democrat & Chronicle, a long story by Cara Matthews -- some quotes:ALBANY — A 2005 law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Law - "Iowa sex offender convictions rise, pushing up costs, data show"

Sentencing Law & Policy blog today points to this article in the Des Moines Iowa Register, reported by Lee Rood....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Monday, October 24, 2011

Law - "At least 93 Milwaukee police officers have been disciplined for violating law"

Here is a very impressive example of investigative reporting from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, the first of three parts. Take...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 24, 2011

Friday, October 21, 2011

Law - "American Bar Association taking steps to ensure integrity of employment data from law schools"

The subhead to this column today in Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law is "Some recent graduates have sued their law schools...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Law - "School Debt A Long-Term Burden For Many Graduates"

From NPR's Morning Edition, a story on how often unavoidable school debt, taken on by young, unwitting students, may dominate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Law - More on sentencing, here at the national level

See this entry from Sentencing Law & Policy blog, quoting a story from Politico....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2011

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Law - "The Potential Consequences of Adult Adoption for Inheritance: A Recent Virginia Supreme Court Ruling"

Fascinating article by Hofstra law prof Joanna L. Grossman on Justica.com....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Law - "Opponents Say S.C.'s Voting Law Unfair For The Poor"

Supplementing this morning's ILB entry, Pam Fessler of NPR's All Things Considered >has a long story this afternoon -- some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Law - "South Carolina's new voter photo identification law appears to be hitting black precincts in the state the hardest"

An analysis by The Associated Press, reported by Jim Davenport in the Charleston SC Post and Courier, takes an in-depth...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Monday, October 17, 2011

Law - "From $25 to $10,000,000: A Guide to Political Donations"

Thanks to Rick Hasen of Election Law Blog for pointing to this interactive NYT Guide. The leadin:After the emergence of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 17, 2011

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Law - "When Should Federal Law Allow Domain Seizures?"

Orin Kerr had this post Oct. 14th in The Volokh Conspiracy. Read in conjunction with the July 25th ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 16, 2011

Law - Here is a website that tracks law firm mergers and acquisition

Take a look. The intro:Welcome to Altman Weil MergerLine™, tracking law firm mergers and acquisitions as they are reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 16, 2011

Friday, October 14, 2011

Law - "A Picture of How the Student Loan Industry Took Advantage of You"

See the great infographic at Above the Law by Elie Mystal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 14, 2011

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Ind. Gov't. - Still more on: Charlie White, private citizen, files criminal complaint with prosecutor

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 12th, the Indianapolis Star has an editorial today titled "Another baffling twist in White...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 13, 2011

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Law - Lawyers, be afraid, be very very afraid

Remember the ILB entry from Sept. 19th, headed "Not law - Sportswriters (and more), be afraid, be very very afraid"?...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Law - It is now officially Faegre Baker Daniels, as of 1/1/12

Updating earlier ILB entries on the Baker & Daniels and Faegre & Benson merger plans, David Lat of Above the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Monday, October 10, 2011

Law - "Governor Brown Vetoes Bill on Searching Cell Phones Incident to Arrest"

Recall this ILB entry from May 31, 2011, headed "Warrantless cell phone searches spread to more states," and this one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 10, 2011

Sunday, October 09, 2011

Law - "Signing scandal hitting home: Dubious names affect verification of deeds"

What is so bad about fraudulent mortgage documents? See this Oct. 2, 2010 Daily Finance article by Abigail Field for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 09, 2011

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Law - "How to Start Your Own Appellate Practice"

ABA Journal Podcast moderator Stephanie Francis Ward talks with two lawyers about how and why they built their own appellate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Law - More on: Are law firm email disclaimers legally binding?

Supplementing this ILB entry from August 27th, Orin Kerr of the Volokh Conspiracy writes that if you use a disclaimer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 04, 2011

Friday, September 30, 2011

Law - Rights collide ...

Recalling earlier ILB entries such as "Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights" (Nov. 18, 2008) and this one from Dec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 30, 2011

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Law - "Facebook policies tricky for employers, workers"

From The Globe and Mail/AP, this lengthy Sept. 26th article. It begins:In the age of instant tweets and impulsive Facebook...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

Law - SCOTUSblog now sponsored by Bloomberg Law

SCOTUSblog, by far the leading source of timely information on the SCOTUS, announces today that it will be entirely underwritten...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Law - "Keeping track of sex offenders costly: Ohio Sheriff puts the low end of costs at about $179,000 annually"

Denise G. Callahan and Eric Schwartzberg have a very long report in the Middletown Ohio Journal today. Sentencing Law and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Law - "Sentencing Shift Gives New Leverage to Prosecutors"

That is the headline to this story by Richard A. Oppel in today's NY Times. A subhead is "Tough sentences...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Law - A solution without a problem?

A challenge to Indiana's voter ID law was rejected by the SCOTUS, but as more states move to adopt similar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 26, 2011

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Law - "Military ban on gays ends"

Lyle Denniston has a report at SCOTUSblog, subheaded "The repeal of the military’s 'don’t ask/don’t tell' policy, in effect since...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Law - "Cities ease rules to encourage urban farms"

That headline from a story in USA Today about cities altering their ordinances to accomodate urban farming. A quote:City Farm...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Friday, September 16, 2011

Law - "Law School Supported Incubator Programs Starting to Catch On"

That is the heading to a post at the Law Librarian Blog that begins:In what was probably the first of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 16, 2011

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Law - "The NCAA And The So-Called 'Student-Athlete'"

Frank Deford had this story this morning on NPR's Morning Edition. A quote:Author Taylor Branch's article "The Shame of College...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Law - "Student Loan Default Rates Rise Sharply in Past Year"

Tamar Lewin has this report today in the NY Times. Some quotes:Although for-profit colleges, which typically serve low-income students, enroll...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Law - Estate tax issues has turned out to be terribly complex for some

This Dec. 17, 2010 column by Paul Sullivan of the NY Times was headed "Law - "Estate Tax Will Return...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 11, 2011

Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Law - "Children of Sperm Donors May Have Many Siblings"

"One Sperm Donor, 150 Offspring" was the headline of a long, eye-opening story in yesterday's NY Times. Here is a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 07, 2011

Friday, September 02, 2011

Law - "Social media emerges as battleground for protected speech at work"

From Ameet Sachdev's Chicago Law, a Chicago Tribune blog, this long, must-read article today -- some quotes:It's easy to understand...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 02, 2011

Thursday, September 01, 2011

Law - Sex offender laws under review

Sentencing Law & Policy has this entry:Two studies in the latest issue of the Journal of Law and Economics cast...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 01, 2011

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Law - Asset forfeitures where local and federal authorities cooperate in seizing assets

Note: Access to the WSJ is free, at least for today. I don't know whether that applies to earlier stories...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Monday, August 29, 2011

Law - Nancy Grace on Dancing With the Stars?

OMG!...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 29, 2011

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Law - Are law firm email disclaimers legally binding?

No, according to Evan Brown, a Chicago lawyer at Hinshaw & Culbertson, who writes a blog about law and technology,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Law - "The Evolution of Unconstitutionality in Sex Offender Registration Laws"

That is the title to this new paper posted on SSRN, authored by Prof. Catherine L. Carpenter of Southwestern Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 27, 2011

Friday, August 26, 2011

Law - "Income Withholding Order Document Guidelines Released"

The Indianapolis Bar Association has posted the new federal income withholding order (IWO) documents, noting that "Private firms, attorneys, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Law - "Should States Deregulate the Practice of Law?"

Updating this ILB entry from August 22nd, this WSJ Law Blog entry today collects together links to a number of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 25, 2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

Law - "Law Firms' Profits Called Inflated: Tallies by a Citigroup Unit Come in Lower Than American Lawyer's Measure"

That is the headline to a story today ($$$) in the WSJ. The reporter, Vanessa O'Connell, also has this entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Law - More on "Why hospital bills remain a big mystery: A dense thicket of medical, insurance variables makes it difficult to get a cost estimate for a surgery or procedure"

Recall this ILB entry from August 14th, quoting a long story by Thomas B. Langhorne in the Evansville Courier &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Law - "In California, much is officially secret"

Interesting lengthy investigative story last week from the Orange County Register. Here is a sample:Secrecy has seeped into every corner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 22, 2011

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Law - "Until recently, medical files belonging to nearly 300,000 Californians sat unsecured on the Internet for the entire world to see"

The NY Times today has a long AP story, dateline San Francisco, that reports:There were insurance forms, Social Security numbers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Law - "Author of federal act used to prosecute former East Chicago mayor explains RICO's power"

Bill Dolan has a story today in the NWI Times on University of Notre Dame professor G. Robert Blakey, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 21, 2011

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Law - "Why hospital bills remain a big mystery: A dense thicket of medical, insurance variables makes it difficult to get a cost estimate for a surgery or procedure"

The ILB posted August 2nd on an upcoming oral argument on hospital charges for uninsured patients. The argument took place...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 14, 2011

Law - "SF transit agency's cell phone shutdown: Shielding commuters or hints of Orwell?"

It the solution to "flash mobs" to shut down or block cell phone access in large venues? A long AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 14, 2011

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Law - Still more on: Renton Washington Police Respond To Parody Videos Investigation

Another story reporting Mr. Fiddlesticks (aka 'Mrfuddlesticks') is safe for now, this one by Jeff Hodson in yesterday's Seattle Times....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Law - "Who Needs Law Firms? Cut the Law Firms, Keep the Lawyers "

From yesterday's WSJ Law Blog:In this WSJ story today, we look at a little-noticed phenomenon taking place in the legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 13, 2011

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Law - "Earlier this year, mass murderer Charles Manson was caught for the second time with a phone at a California prison."

So reports the last sentence of this Reuter's story by Alex Dobuzinskis, from August 10th. The story begins:Facebook has shut...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 11, 2011

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Law - More on: Renton Washington Police Respond To Parody Videos Investigation

Updating this ILB entry from August 8th, Mr. Fiddlesticks is safe for now. From today's KIRO story:The city went to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Law - "Charges officially dropped against NY photographer arrested for taping police"

This post this morning at Poynter, by Julie Moos, reports that: "Long Island photojournalist Phil Datz has been officially cleared...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Law - Two technology-privacy stories; plus 2 DNA stories

Two technology-privacy stories caught my eye yesterday: "Google Group Members to Use Facial Recognition to Identify London Rioters," from TechCrunch....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Law - "Smart Reform Is Possible: States Reducing Incarceration Rates and Costs While Protecting Communities"

A new report, out today from the ACLU, is titled "Smart Reform Is Possible: States Reducing Incarceration Rates and Costs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Law - "Kentucky looks like only state that denies access to recordings made by police-cruiser cameras"

See this August 8th entry from the Kentucky Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Monday, August 08, 2011

Law - Renton Washington Police Respond To Parody Videos Investigation

If they catch the person behind Mr. Fiddlesticks, they will arrest him... Don't miss this KIRO TV video! Transcript from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 08, 2011

Law - "Regulatory Hide and Seek: What Agencies Can (and Can’t) Do to Limit Judicial Review "

This looks interesting. Legal Theory Blog highlights the new SSRN posting. From the abstract:Many authors discuss judicial oversight of agency...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 08, 2011

Law - "Metro Detroit attorneys call on billboards to drive up their client lists"

Gotta love this long story from the Detroit Free Press, complete with plenty of billboard photos. Reported by David Ashenfelter,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 08, 2011

Friday, August 05, 2011

Law - Mean girls and social media

In a Slate review of the revised edition of Rachel Simmons' "Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 05, 2011

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Law - "The simple case for the Affordable Care Act’s constitutionality"

Via SCOTUSblog, this article, where, per the intro: "Dawn Johnsen, of Indiana University Maurer School of Law, discusses the constitutionality...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Law - New Social Security calculators can help figure out when to begin collecting benefits

Tara Siegel Bernard of the NY Times business column, "Your Money," has had a series of columns on the new,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Monday, August 01, 2011

Law - More on: Read the pending debt bill

Add to the bill itself, this lengthy analysis by the respected Nate Silver of FiveThirtyEight....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

lAW - "5 years later, states struggle to comply with federal sex offender law"

It is know variously as the Adam Walsh Act (AWA or the federal Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act (SORNA)....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Law - More on "How Fast Is Fast Enough to Tell Customers About Data Breaches?"

Supplementing this ILB entry from July 25th, here is a story headed "WellPoint reaches tentative accord in data breach suit:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Law - "No-fee public access to government information is in danger"

This is very concerning. Some quotes from Bernadine Abbott Hoduski's report July 29th in American Libraries Magazine:No-fee public access to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Law - Read the pending debt bill

Slate has posted the 74-page, large-type proposal online....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Law - "Bearing Arms in Public Is Next Legal Battlefield "

Ashby Jones has the story today ($$$) in the Wall Street Journal. A quote:"Whether the right to bear arms extends...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 01, 2011

Friday, July 29, 2011

Law - "A Law Dean Resigns, And Spills The Beans On How His University Has Been Taking Advantage of Law Students"

The school is University of Baltimore Law School. Here is the story from Above the Law, by Elie Mystal. [More]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 29, 2011

Law - "Some Real Numbers for How Much Should A Solo Lawyer Charge"

Take a look at this helpful entry from Carolyn Elefan at MyShingle.com. And don't miss the comments....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 29, 2011

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Law - "Are Criminal Background Checks Unfairly Discriminatory?"

That is the heading of an interesting item in the WSJ Law Blog yesterday, by Nathan Koppel. The intro:The Equal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Law - IU's Dawn Johnsen just one of many law profs "shut out of top jobs" [Updated]

"Law Professors Find a Hard Road to Federal Appointments" is the headline to a long story by Karen Sloan in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Monday, July 25, 2011

Law - "How Fast Is Fast Enough to Tell Customers About Data Breaches?"

From Corporate Counsel, a story today by Sue Reisinger that begins:In financial data breaches, timing is almost everything. On June...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 25, 2011

Law - "Online Poker Business: A 'Busted Flush'? Business Is Still Good Despite Recent Ban On American Customers "

Updating earlier ILB poker stories, and particularly the seizing of domain names, 6News has posted a long CNN story --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 25, 2011

Law - "Rule Changes Proposed for Research on Humans"

Interesting article in yesterday's NY Times, by Andrew Pollack. It begins:The government is proposing sweeping changes in the rules covering...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 25, 2011

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Law - "Gambling interests cover their bets with campaign contributions: In the last 10 years, gambling interests have given nearly $10 million to Illinois politicians"

Long story today in the Chicago Tribune, reported by Joseph Ryan and Bill Ruthhart (formerly of the IndyStar). Some quotes:Nearly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 24, 2011

Law - Indiana's criminal laws may be in better shape than fed's

Gary Fields and John R. Emshwiller report in the Wall Street Journal in this (perhaps $$$) story that the feds...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 24, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Law - The private copyright of public statutes

The ILB has had a number of entries on the private copyrighting of state fire and building codes by trade...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Not law - "You can tell how a female politician is faring by looking at the photographs of her in print media"

Interesting op-ed piece in Politico. The author, Martin Frost, concludes:The story about female public figures and photos is not new,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Law - More on the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC)

Apparently I'm not the only one of two minds after reading stories about ALEC and looking at some of its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Law - "Finally, Minnesota open for business"

From Politico, a story by Jennifer Epstein that begins:Minnesota’s legislature approved a budget deal in the early hours of Wednesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Sports Law - "NCAA social networking regulations provide challenge for MU compliance department"

From the Columbia Mo Missourian, a story dated July 16th by David Conway that begins:COLUMBIA – Social networking websites like...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Law - "Where to watch Murdochs’ testimony to Parliament"

Jim Romenesko of Poytner.org has posted this guide. C-Span's coverage has already begun, the Murdocks are scheduled for 9:15 am...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Law - "Many Motorists Enraged by Camera-Issued Tickets"

Updating a long list of earlier ILB entries on red light cameras (beginning with this one from Jan. 18, 2011),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 18, 2011

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Law - "Ohio state rep caught driving drunk with stripper quits legislature"

Actually, there is even more than the headline indicates to this story by Darrel Rowland in the Columbus Dispatch....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 17, 2011

Law - Still more on: NPR investigation of ALEC, "the birthplace of a thousand pieces of legislation introduced in statehouses across the county"

This July 15th ILB entry ended:And here is the press release from Common Cause, headed "ALEC Bills Expose Corporate Drive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 17, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Law - More on: NPR investigation of ALEC, "the birthplace of a thousand pieces of legislation introduced in statehouses across the county"

Remember this ILB entry from Oct. 29, 2010? On July 13, 2011, Tom Hamburger and Neela Banerjee, of the Washington...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 15, 2011

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Law - "Sheboygan DA blasts concealed-carry law: Gun rule raises questions of owner privacy, officer safety"

Gitte Laasby, award-winning environmental reporter for the Gary Post-Tribune, moved on earlier this year to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, where...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Law - "Amazon Takes On California"

The ILB has been following stories about Amazon.com and sales tax collection, most recently with this entry from May 9,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 14, 2011

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Law - "How a New Police Tool for Face Recognition Works"

Emily Steel reports today in a WSJ technology blog entry that begins:Police forces across the country are planning to start...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Law - "When a Wait of One Day Feels Like One Too Long"

That is the headline to this great story today in the NY Times about the history of the waiting period...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Monday, July 11, 2011

Law - "June Legal Jobs Economy Shows Biggest Decline this Year"

The WSJ Law Blog has the story, with plenty of links....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 11, 2011

Law - "Law Schools Get Practical: With the Tight Job Market, Course Emphasis Shifts From Textbooks to Skill Sets"

Pastrick G. Lee has a story ($$) in today's WSJ that begins:Looking to attract employers' attention, some law schools are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 11, 2011

Thursday, July 07, 2011

Law - Authentication of statutes, rules, opinions, etc.

As some readers may know, this topic has been a long-time interest and concern of the ILB. This June 18,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 07, 2011

Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Law - "Minnesota Opens Bar Exam Somewhat To Unaccredited Law School Graduates"

Interesting post in Law Librarian Blog. The ILB has the background, from Dec. 3, 2009....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Law - "Immigration law sows farm woes"

The Evansville Courier & Press has an editorial today focusing on the new Georgia immigration law. A sample:According to St....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 06, 2011

Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Law - More on the law school industry

See the entry here on the Law Librarian Blog, compiling recent reports....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Monday, July 04, 2011

Law - California bill would require warrant to search cell phone

Bob Egelko at the San Francisco Chronicle reports that:California legislators are nearing a final vote on a cell phone privacy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 04, 2011

Law - For the 4th of July

The Law Librarian Blog this morning has this interesting entry headed "Documenting the Drafting Process for the Declaration of Independence."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 04, 2011

Sunday, July 03, 2011

Law - "When Same-Sex Marriages End" [Updated]

A news analysis today in the Sunday NY Times, by legal correspondent John Schwartz, begins:IF you thought the fight over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 03, 2011

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Law - "After New York, New Look at Defense of Marriage Act"

Interesting article today in the NY Times, reported by John Schwartz. A sample:With New York’s law applying to 19 million...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Monday, June 27, 2011

Law - "The Lawyer Surplus, State by State"

Check it out here, at the NYT blog, Economix....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Ind. Law - "The fact that the judge was able to find grave problems with the legislation raises questions about how much consideration -- and how much input from doctors -- went into drafting those two measures in the first place" [Updated]

Re the PPIN opinion issued Friday, Heather Gillers has another story today (see Sat. story here) in the Indianapolis Star....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 27, 2011

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Law - More on "New York Allows Same-Sex Marriage, Becoming Largest State to Pass Law"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, where I included a link to the text of the new NYS law for you legislation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 26, 2011

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Law - "New York Allows Same-Sex Marriage, Becoming Largest State to Pass Law"

The law passed late last evening, and was signed into law by Gov. Cuomo. It takes effect in a month....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 25, 2011

Friday, June 24, 2011

Law - Legal ethics and Watergate, taught by John Dean

Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Law column in the Chicago Tribune has a fascinating story today - a quote:Dean's misconduct...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Law - This may be a "must read" for practitioners

"How to Lose a Case With Simple Computer Cluelessness " is the heading of this post on Above the Law,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Law - "Gaming the System: How the Political Strategies of Private Prison Companies Promote Ineffective Incarceration Policies"

That is the title of a post this morning at Sentencing Law blog, citing a report by the same name...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 24, 2011

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Law - Much about redistricting

The NY Times has had a recent, two-part piece on redistricting in Nate Silver's FiveThirtyEight column - here is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Law - More on "Genetic Basis for Crime: A New Look"

If you found the NY Times story referenced in this entry from Monday interesting, you'll want to catch this morning's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 23, 2011

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Law - "Pricing Legal Services in Eight Easy(ish) Steps"

Jay Shepard, who runs Prefix, LLC, a firm that helps lawyers learn how to value and price legal services, has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Monday, June 20, 2011

Law - "Genetic Basis for Crime: A New Look"

Patricia Cohen of the NY Times has this unexpected story today that begins:It was less than 20 years ago that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 20, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Law - "Advances, setbacks, and continuing impediments to government transparency"

Long, informative, link-rich blog entry here, from Andy Oram, an editor at O'Reilly Media....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Law - "WestlawNext: Pros and Cons and General Comments from Law Librarians"

The Law Librarian Blog has this useful entry today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Law "The Rise of the Temp Lawyer"

Vanessa O'Connell has this entry in the WSJ Law Blog, referencing her two articles today in the WSJournal itself (which...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 16, 2011

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Law - "Computer crash wipes out access to Missouri laws"

From the AP, this brief story:JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri's laws are missing — at least for people who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Monday, June 13, 2011

Law - "States weigh relaxing penalties for teen sexting " [Updated]

That is the heading of a long story by David Klepper of the AP in today's Gary Post-Tribune. Oddly, it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 13, 2011

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Law - "Anti-abortion efforts in states hit obstacle of own making"

Interesting Reuters story by Kathy Finn, from June 11th. And John Gramlich of Stateline has a national survey article headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 12, 2011

Friday, June 10, 2011

Law - "American Bar Association Takes Heat From Advisory Panel on Accreditation"

Unfortunately, the article, in the Chronicles of Higher Education, is available only to subscribers. BUT you can read about it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 10, 2011

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Law - Excellent blog on law and technology

Internet Cases, "a blog about law and technology." Run by a Chicago attorney who went to Wabash College....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Law - More on: Two interesting prison stories

Updating yesterday's ILB entry that quoted an IndyStar story on educational opportunity in Indiana's prisons, NPR's Deena Prichep had an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Monday, June 06, 2011

Law - "With social media, police and reporters grapple over control of ‘message’"

This interesting story by David Krajicek at Poynter.org reports on how law enforcement is using Twitter and Facebook. A sample:Justin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Law - Two interesting prison stories

Prison education. Dan McFeely's report today in the Indianapolis Star begins:Indiana prisoners will no longer be able to earn a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 06, 2011

Friday, June 03, 2011

Sports Law - "Lawyers will be the stars as NFL labor battle goes back in session; Owners and players turn to star lawyers to argue case in appellate court today"

How Appealing has collected a number of news stories today under this heading....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 03, 2011

Thursday, June 02, 2011

Law - "Federal Adoption Tax Credit Accounts For Huge Refunds"

A story from Blake Ellis at 6News begins:NEW YORK (CNNMoney) -- Tina and Kenny Thomas filed their taxes in February...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 02, 2011

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Law - More on "Illinois has issued its first civil union license, launching a historic day for same-sex couples across the state."

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, the Gary Post-Tribune has a story posted at noon by Darryl Holliday, headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Law - "Illinois has issued its first civil union license, launching a historic day for same-sex couples across the state."

That is a quote from today's story by Rex Huppke in the Chicago Tribune. The story concludes:Illinois is now the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 01, 2011

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Law - "Class Action Filed Against Thomas Jefferson School of Law Over Misrepresentation of Placement Data"

Worth reading, includes documents. The post, from the Law Librarian Blog, begins:A big hat tip Kyle McEntee, Executive Director of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Law - "State lawmakers work to defund Planned Parenthood"

Judy Keen of USA Today has a survey article that begins:Legislators in several states are trying to do what social...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 26, 2011

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Law - "The nation’s biggest law firms are creating a second tier of workers"

Catherine Rampell has the front-page story today in the NY Times. It begins:WHEELING, W.Va. — The nation’s biggest law firms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Monday, May 23, 2011

Law - "States' immigration efforts fizzle"

A lengthy article today, dateline Miami, here in the South Carolina Herald, reported by Laura Wides-Munoz, AP Hispanic Affairs Writer,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 23, 2011

Law - ABA sentencing reform article

Referenced here in the Sentencing Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 23, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

Law - "Legal materials often disappear as Web site content is rearranged or deleted over time"

Unsettling but true, that linked footnote in an opinion often leads to nothing but frustration after a few years. Sarah...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 20, 2011

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sports Law - More on "Department of Justice asks NCAA why it does not have football playoff"

Updating this ILB entry from May 4, 2011, Indy Star reporter Jeff Rabjohns wrote yesterday in a story beginning:The letter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Law - "Wealthy Hesitate to Take a Break on Estate Taxes"

From the NYT column "Wealth Matters," Paul Sullivan this week writes about the "two-year window that makes it cheaper to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 15, 2011

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Law - "Poker as a Game of Skill"

Patricia Cohen wrote yesterday evening in the NY Times blog, Economix:Is poker a game of luck or skill? That’s the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Friday, May 06, 2011

Law - WSJ launches "WikiLeaks"-type site

I saw this WSJ announcement yesterday. A sample:We want your help. Documents and databases: They're key to modern journalism. But...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Law - "Oklahoma on verge of joining states enacting significant prison and sentencing reforms"

Sentencing Law Blog in this entry yesterday quoted from a story in The Oklahoman that begins: "A bill intended to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Law - "US News: Law Schools Should Quit Blaming Us for Their Policies"

Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal blog has this post. See also the ILB's May 1st entry....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Law - "It is a civil violation for an immigrant to be in the United States illegally; it is not a crime."

That is a quote from this long story today reported by Julia Preston of the NY Times. The headline: "States...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 06, 2011

Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Sports Law - "Department of Justice asks NCAA why it does not have football playoff"

Christine Varney, Assistant U.S. Attorney General heading the Antitrust Division of the DOJ, sent a letter dated May 3, 2010...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 04, 2011

Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Law - LexisNexis messes up 2010 Connecticut General Statutes

Law Librarian Blog has the story today. A law librarian from the Connecticut Legislative Library gave the alert, writing "just...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Law - Nolo, legal publisher for those seeking self-help, sold to advertising-driven internet company

Richard Granat of Lawyering Blog has a long entry on this news, dated April 30th, expressing concern over whether Nolo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 03, 2011

Sunday, May 01, 2011

Law - Do any Indiana law schools do this? [Updated]

Send admission letters to prospective students along with an offer of a full tuition merit scholarship. To keep the grant,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 01, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Law - "Recently, Attorneys General have had the spotlight thrust upon them by assistant or deputy attorneys general exchanges over the Internet or even an Attorney General’s own 'tweet!'"

"An Attorney General's Headache: Balancing Personal Social Media with Public Service," is the headline to this very good article by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Law - iPhone tracker logs have been an open secret with law enforcement for at least a year

Check out the story from CNet's Declan McCullagh - here is a sample:Apple has never publicized the undocumented feature buried...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 23, 2011

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Law - "After Latest $450K Poker Win, Yale Law Student Says She May Practice Only Part-Time"

Love this post by Martha Nell at the ABA Journal Blog about 2nd year Yale Law Student Vanessa Selbst. A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Monday, April 18, 2011

Law - Signing statements: "Obama’s Embrace of a Bush Tactic Riles Congress "

Updating this ILB entry from April 16th, Charlie Savage of the NY Times, who wrote the book on signing statements,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 18, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Law - "President Obama Issues Signing Statement Indicating He Won’t Abide by Provision in Budget Bill" [Updated]

From the blog of ABC News Senior White House Correspondent Jake Tapper, this entry. The entry begins:In a statement issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 16, 2011

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Law - "Livestock Farms Could Be Off Limits To Photos"

Heard this story this morning on NPR's Morning Edition. The intro:Animal rights activists have secretly filmed the inner workings of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Law - New Pew Report, this one on recidivism

See the description in Sentencing Law blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Law - "Companies Get Creative to Cut Legal Costs"

Interesting article from Law.com. A sample:Microsoft, which has an annual legal budget of $130 million, identified "routine and repetitive" legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Monday, April 11, 2011

Law - "Unable to Prevent Inmate Cellphone Smuggling, Calif. Ponders Plan to Jam Prison Cellphone Calls"

Martha Nell has this interesting item in the ABA Journal blog. For background on cellphones in prison, start with this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 11, 2011

Monday, April 04, 2011

Law - "Wholesale Robbery in Liquor Sales"

An op-ed in the NY Times from April 3rd, written by David White, begins:IMAGINE if Texas lawmakers, in a bid...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 04, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011

Law - More on "Wisconsin Union Law Battle Has Republicans Facing New Hurdle"

Updating this entry from earlier today, Dane County Circuit Judge Maryann Sumi has reiterated her earlier ruling and this time,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2011

Law - "Wisconsin Union Law Battle Has Republicans Facing New Hurdle"

Amazing things happening in Wisconsin and its equivalent to our Legislative Services Agency seems to be in the middle, defying...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 31, 2011

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Law - NYT focuses on the sexting issue

Sentencing Law Blog has collected links to the stories here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 27, 2011

Friday, March 25, 2011

Law - "Does the Supreme Court care more about free speech for the wealthy than about political corruption? [Updated]"

Richard L. Hasen, the William H. Hannon distinguished professor at Loyola Law School, and author of the Election Law Blog,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 25, 2011

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Law - "Wave of anti-abortion bills advance in the states "

David Crary of the AP has a long story today that begins:NEW YORK (AP) -- Dozens of bills are advancing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Law - "Look! On The Web! The 'Comic Book Nerd Lawyers!'"

This is fun. NPR's All Things Considered had a story yesterday with this lead-in:If you've ever wondered whether Robin —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Law - "LegiStorm Posts Online Database of Congressional Staff Salaries"

Check here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Law - "This week in law" worth a listen

"This Week in Law," an hour-long (or more) weekly program hosted by attorney Denise Howell, is a show the ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Monday, March 21, 2011

Law - Interesting legal issues in Hawaii legislative proposal

"Bill holds writers liable for trespass: Lawmakers blame injuries on guidebooks when people are lured onto private property," is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 21, 2011

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Law - "The 2012 U.S. News Law School Rankings Are Out"

Above the Law has a detailed overview this morning of the newest U.S.News rankings. IU Mauer is #23, tied with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Monday, March 14, 2011

Law - New U.S. FOIA site

Named FOIA.gov. Much data!...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2011

Law - "Brady, Manning, Brees Take Super Bowl Wins to Court Against NFL"

This long story today in Bloomberg News, quotes Gary Roberts, dean of the Indiana University School of Law in Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 14, 2011

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Law - "School of Glock"

From a March 9, 2011 op-ed column in the NY Times, authored by Gail Collins, a snippet:The nation’s state legislators...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Law - "Does Anybody Really Know What Time It Is?"

Great op-ed March 11th in the NY Times by Howard Mansfield, author of “Turn and Jump: How Time and Place...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Law - "A Legal Privilege That Some Lawmakers See Broadly"

Article 4, Sec. 8 of the Indiana Constitution includes this language:Section 8. Senators and Representatives, in all cases except treason,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 12, 2011

Friday, March 11, 2011

Law - "NFL Labor Talks Collapse, Union Decertifies"

The headline to a 5:25 pm WSJ story. The Indy Star has posted this AP story....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 11, 2011

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Law - "Credit Card Debt That Outlives Mom"

This regular column in the NYT is titled "The New Old Age." Its mission:Thanks to the marvels of medical science,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 10, 2011

Saturday, March 05, 2011

Law - "MERS? It May Have Swallowed Your Loan"

The ILB has had a number of entries on MERS, the Mortgage Electronic Registration. Today the NY Times has this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 05, 2011

Law - Another concern for prospective big-law 1st year associates? And others too?

"Armies of Expensive Lawyers, Replaced by Cheaper Software" is the headline to this NY Times story by John Markoff. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 05, 2011

Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Law - What lawyers earn, really

This pointer from the Law Librarian Blog begins:ABAJ's first installment of a periodic series is reporting on the geography of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 02, 2011

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Law - "‘Ghostblogging’ Law Firms Risk Their Reputations, Consultant Says"

Debra Cassens Weiss of the ABA Journal has this entry, with the quote "But don’t go so far as to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Law - "Accurate Case Law on Westlaw?"

Law Librarian Blog has this post dealing with a Connecticut case. And recall this ILB post from Jan. 6, 2011,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 17, 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Law - "New York State Public Health Legal Manual - A Guide for Judges, Attorneys and Public Health Professionals" [Updated]

Be Specific highlights this new, sure to be useful, manual. You may want to try later, as downloading seems not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Law - "NCAA president says transparency vital to future"

In an interesting AP story that appears in a number of papers today:NCAA president Mark Emmert says transparency is critical...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Law - "Dispute Shines Light on How Homes Are Measured"

The NY Times had a story Feb. 11, 2011 that may also have applicability to realty sales elsewhere. Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 13, 2011

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Law - Hearing on Utah's copycat immigation bill postponed because of $11 million price tag

Read the story here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 10, 2011

Monday, February 07, 2011

Law - "Emerging Legal Issues in Social Media: Part I"

This lengthy and valuable article, published by Ken Strutin at LLRX.com, has this introduction:Social media is engaging masses of people...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 07, 2011

Friday, February 04, 2011

Law - "Researching Bush and Obama Presidential Signing Statements"

The Law Librarian Blog today points to a great resource, Joyce Green's Presidential Signing Statements....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 04, 2011

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Law - "Iowa lawmakers get price-tag for serious sex offender monitoring"

Sentencing Law & Policy Blog this morning quotes a DesMoines Register story headlined "Tracking Iowa sex offenders to cost millions"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Law - "In the Age of Alternative Reproduction, Who Are a Child's Parents?"

So asks attorney Liz Mandarano in an article in the Huffington Post today. The article includes "A sample of notable...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 29, 2011

Friday, January 28, 2011

Law - "Supreme Court of Kentucky adopts statewide rules for family law cases"

So reports the Kentucky Law Blog in a lengthy entry today. Some quotes:FRANKFORT, Ky. -- For the first time, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 28, 2011

Law - "Teaching Alternatives to WEXIS in the Legal Academy"

Interesting post from Law Librarian Blog. A quote:[W]elcome to the huge divide between research instruction in the legal academy and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 28, 2011

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Law - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial today on back-alley abortions

Today's Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial concludes:When safe, legal abortions are no longer available, the horrific back-alley abortions that preceded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Law - Arkansas, the state that went bankrupt; and what about Indiana?

Monica Davey of the NY Times has a long story today headed "The State that Went Bust." Some quotes:Some policymakers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 23, 2011

Friday, January 21, 2011

Law - The face of the future?

After reading this ABA Journal entry headed "Crowdsourced Legal Answers Website Gets $600K from Investors, Including Google Ventures," and then...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 21, 2011

Law - Localize your Google Scholar search for state and federal cases

From the Law Librarian Blog:Hat tip to WisBlawg for calling attention to enhanced filtering for searching court opinions using Google...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 21, 2011

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Law - Cost of indefinite detention of sex offenders shocks Virginia lawmakers

The ILB has had a number of entries on the high cost of civil commitment of sex offenders. The most...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 16, 2011

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Law - More on "Is Law School a Losing Game?"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 9th, which quoted a NYT story, Stan Jastrzebski has this article and video for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 13, 2011

Monday, January 10, 2011

Law - "Law schools should stop being "wannabe" research institutions and do a better job of training their students ..."

A companion piece to this ILB entry from Sunday on law school costs is this story dated Jan. 9th from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 10, 2011

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Law - "Is Law School a Losing Game?"

A very long story today in the Sunday NY Times, beginning on the front page of the Business section and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 09, 2011

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Law - Cell phones in prison, more

The NY Times had an eye-opening story Jan. 2, 2011, reported by Kim Severson and Robbie Brown, headlined "Outlawed, Cellphones...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Law - "Lawyers Still Cleaning Up Over Superfund Sites: Superfund has been good for the legal profession"

From the NY Times today, a story by Lawrence Hurley. Some quotes from the long story:Entering the fourth decade of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Law - More on "The Changing Role of Criminal Defense Lawyers"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 22nd, here is another story on the impact of the Supreme Court's March decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 30, 2010

Monday, December 27, 2010

Law - How is the NY civil committment of sex offenders after prison program working out?

This March 4, 2007 ILB entry began:"Doubts Rise as States Detain Sex Offenders After Prison" is the headline to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 27, 2010

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Law - "The Changing Role of Criminal Defense Lawyers"

That is the heading of this Blog of LegalTimes entry today by Tony Mauro that begins:Is the role of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Law - "2 Law Profs Win $5.2M Verdict in Defamation Case Over Pocket Part Authorship"

Martha Neil of the ABA Journal Blog had this interesting article today. Be sure to read the earlier coverage too,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Law - "2010 Census and Redistricting"

The NPR Diane Rehm Show this am, at 10 EST:Later today the U.S. Census Bureau will release the first official...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Monday, December 20, 2010

Law - WSJ today has story on national push to end puppy mills

The story may be available here to nonsubscribers. It is reported by Stephanie Simon and headed "States Nip at Dog...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 20, 2010

Law - "Chicago's top-ticketing suburbs"

An investigative series Saturday in the Chicago Tribune on Chicago's top-ticketing suburbs is of particular interest here because of all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 20, 2010

Law - LCJ has massive 3-day series on "Preying on Seniors"

Day 1 was Sunday, the Louisville Courier Journal Special Report continues today and tomorrow. Here is the overview:PART 1 -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 20, 2010

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Law - "Estate Tax Will Return Next Year, but Few Will Pay It"

From Paul Sullivan's Dec. 17th column in the NY Times:Almost no one will have to worry about paying the estate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 19, 2010

Friday, December 10, 2010

Law - "Elizabeth Warren, the Harvard University law professor selected by President Barack Obama to police consumer finance, is wooing state attorneys general to act as her deputies"

So begins this story from Bloomberg Business Week by Carter Dougherty. The interesting story points out that "The new geniality...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 10, 2010

Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Law - "As Bullies Go Digital, Parents Play Catch-Up"

What's a mother to do? That is the focus of this very long NY Times article from Dec. 4, 2010,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 07, 2010

Monday, December 06, 2010

Law - "Shipping law far from settled: High court ruling only introduced more confusion"

Adding to the ILB's lengthy list of entries on wine shipping, Dan and Krista Stockman, who write the "Uncorked" column...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 06, 2010

Thursday, December 02, 2010

Law - "Civil Unions Advance in Illinois"

Updating yesterday's entry, Monica Davey of the NY Times has this story today. It is accompanied by a helpful sidebar:Commitments...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 02, 2010

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Law - "Illinois Senate approves civil unions, measure heads to Quinn "

From the Chicago Tribune:SPRINGFIELD --- Civil unions for same-sex couples would be allowed in Illinois under historic legislation the state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Law - "As newspapers shrink, journalists land jobs in state government "

Rob Gurwitt has a lengthy article today in Stateside. It is pretty interesting, here is why:Had Vogel’s reporting appeared in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Law - "Typo" acquits Virginia man who passed stopped school bus

Some quotes from a story by Tom Jackson in today's Washington Post:Virginia law on passing a stopped school bus has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 01, 2010

Monday, November 29, 2010

Law - "Federal repeal of marriage act gays’ best hope"

The impact of the federal Defense of Marriage Act is examined in this Washington Post editorial, reprinted today by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 29, 2010

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Law - "Ask an Elder Law Attorney: Medicaid and the Primary Residence"

This looks to be one of a useful series of columns in the NY Times under the heading "The New...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 25, 2010

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Law - Dawn Johnsen: Regrets, she has a few, but then again ...

Continuing a long list of ILB entries on Dawn Johnsen, the last several of which were labeled "Dawn Johnsen: Let...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Law - More on "Examining the Consequences of Mortgage Irregularities for Financial Stability and Foreclosure Mitigation"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry re the meeting of the Congressional Oversight Panel, here is an entry from The Wonk Room...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Law - "Examining the Consequences of Mortgage Irregularities for Financial Stability and Foreclosure Mitigation"

From NPR this morning, a news story that began:The disarray stemming from flawed foreclosure documents could threaten major banks with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Monday, November 15, 2010

Law - "Kentucky Bar Association seeks to regulate attorneys' Facebook comments offering services"

Jason Riley of the Louisville Courier Journal reported Nov. 14th in a lengthy story:When Louisville attorney Christian Mascagni wanted to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Law - "Betting on Justice: Putting Money on Lawsuits, Investors Share in the Payouts"

From the front-page of today's NY Times, a very long investigative story by Binyamin Appelbaum. This is the start of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 15, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010

Law - "Why the lawyer job market is changing"

IU Mauer Law School Professor William D. Henderson has an interesting article in this month's National Jurist that begins with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 12, 2010

Law - "Butler Professor Says FCPA Enforcement Is A ‘Facade’"

Yesterday's WSJ reported on "The Facade of FCPA Enforcement," by Mike Koehler, Butler University College of Business, a paper published...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 12, 2010

Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Law - Adopt a volume of the First Series of the Federal Reporter of the United States!

Read about it here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 09, 2010

Thursday, November 04, 2010

Law - "$103 million verdict against Baker & McKenzie"

Julie Wernau reported in the Chicago Tribune on Oct. 26, 2010 in a story that begins:A $103 million verdict was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 04, 2010

Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Law - "Split Court Denies Rehearing En Banc in Sun Pharmaceuticals v. Eli Lilly"

I've posted a link to this story by contributing author Jason Rantanen in the blog Patently-O, run by Dennis Crouch,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 02, 2010

Monday, November 01, 2010

Law - "Money Woes Can Be Early Clue to Alzheimer’s"

This is an important article for attorneys. Reported by Gina Kolata in the Sunday NY Times, the lengthy front-page story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 01, 2010

Friday, October 29, 2010

Law - NPR investigation of ALEC, "the birthplace of a thousand pieces of legislation introduced in statehouses across the county"

The report on Morning Edition this morning begins:When you walk into the offices of the American Legislative Exchange Council, it's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 29, 2010

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Law - "Law schools are manufacturing more lawyers than America needs, and law students aren't happy about it."

Annie Lowrey's story on Slate, posted yesterday afternoon and reportedly very popular....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 28, 2010

Monday, October 25, 2010

Law - "Google 'mortified' that Street View cars scarfed up e-mail, passwords; privacy criticism intensifies"

A recent entry from Cecilia Kang's Washington Post Tech blog begins:It turns out Google’s Street View cars found out more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 25, 2010

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Law - Why our laws and rules must be freely available to everyone

Recalling this ILB entry from Sept. 2, 2008, headed "Indiana building codes, part of the Indiana Administrative Code, are not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 23, 2010

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Law - "Proposed Law Could Limit Interstate Wine Shipping"

The ILB has blogged before about the federal legislation to regulate interstate wine shipped. See, for example, this ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Law - "So you want to go to law school"

This is a very funny video, although it goes on a little too long:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 21, 2010

Monday, October 18, 2010

Law - "You will not survive in a small firm environment if you are not a social creature. This is a big reason small firms generally place less of an emphasis on grades than Biglaw."

This is a great post from Above the Law, headed "Caveat Small Firm Hopeful: Socially Inept Need Not Apply."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 18, 2010

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Sports Law - "N.C.A.A. Is Investigating Baylor Men’s Program"

Many aspects of this story in today's NY Times, reported by Pete Thamel, will be of great interest Hoosiers. Not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2010

Law - "Ask the Old Cog: Fresh young attorneys just getting started at Big Law need answers"

This is fun. "The Snark," a column in the The Fulton County Daily Report, has added a feature called:"Ask the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 14, 2010

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Law - "Attorneys general to initiate foreclosure probe" [Updated]

Ariana Eunjung Cha and Dina Elboghdady report in the Washington Post:Attorneys general from dozens of states are set to announce...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Monday, October 11, 2010

Law - "New blog examining the 'intersection between criminal law and emerging technology'"

So reports Sentencing Law Blog here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 11, 2010

Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Courts - How significant are halting foreclosures to the housing market overall?

An excellent review from NPR's All Things Considered, audio will be available at about 7 pm....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 06, 2010

Monday, October 04, 2010

Law - "Hoosier casinos battle cheaters: Ind. casinos' high-tech defense can't always stop the crooks"

Grace Schneider of the Louisville Courier Journal as two very long stories today on Indiana casinos:"Hoosier casinos battle cheaters: Ind....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 04, 2010

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Law - "Dissent Breaks Out Over ABA Fees for Ethics Opinions"

Leigh Jones reports today in The National Law Journal in a story that begins:The American Bar Association is under fire...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Law - "The Ultimate Power Hobby: Bankers, Lawyers, Executives Jockey to Teach a University Class, Play Professor "

Katherine Rosman reports today in the WSJ about adjunct professors. A few quotes:In a time of inconspicuous consumption, an adjunct-professorship...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 30, 2010

Monday, September 27, 2010

Law - "Clandestine photo upsets CTA rider: Request to remove image from Web site met with resistance"

Fascinating "What's Your Problem" column by Jon Yates of the Chicago Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 27, 2010

Friday, September 24, 2010

Law - "Recent developments of potentially great consequence are pushing the question of standing to the forefront in a way that promises to make it one of the hot legal topics of the coming months or even years"

So writes Linda Greenhouse today in her Opinionator column ("exclusive online commentary from the NYT"). It is long and a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2010

Law - "Student Loan Relief for Public Defenders and Prosecutors"

Above the Law is reporting:We have good news on the student loan front. Really good news if you are a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 24, 2010

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Sports Law - IUPUI Terminates Contract of Women's Basketball Coach

Here is the news release from the school:IUPUI Athletic Director Michael Moore today announced that the university has terminated without...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Law - Forclosure mess is even worse than previously thought

Yesterday a story by Ariana Eunjung Cha in the Washington Post began:Some of the nation's largest mortgage companies used a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 23, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010

Law - "Another Lesson in How Not to Handle a Traffic Stop "

This is fun reading. From Above the Law. a story about "Woman allegedly performed model walk, asked for ‘Amanda rights’...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2010

Law - More on "Digital Data Makes For A Really Permanent Record"

Supplementing this ILB entry from Nov. 1, 2009, about how "expungement" really has little effect in today's digital world, Michael...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 17, 2010

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Law - "Three students offer a completely candid student perspective on every aspect of law school, from classmates to bar review"

The new book, "What the L?: 25 Things We Wish We'd Known Before Going to Law School," is available from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Law - "Voting System Failures: A Database Solution"

The Brennan Center has a new report, "Voting System Failures: A Database Solution," by Lawrence Norden. From the executive summary:When...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Monday, September 13, 2010

Law - "The Student Loan Racket: Now in One Easy-to-Understand Graphic "

Above the Law from earlier this month, writes:Luckily, the people at CollegeScholarships.org are good with pictures. They brilliantly break down...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 13, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Sports Law - "As NCAA Investigations Increase, Lawyers Find New Opportunities"

Karen Sloan of The National Law Journal has this long and interesting story today. Some samples:"The process has gotten lawyered-up...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 07, 2010

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Law - "Are Law School Faculties Part of the Problem with Legal Education?"

That is the heading to this interesting WSJ Law Blog entry today by Ashby Jones. Some quotes:It’s often struck us...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Friday, August 27, 2010

Law - U.S. Rejected Hen Vaccine Despite Success in Britain"

A long story August 24th in the NY Times, reported by William Neuman, begins:Faced with a crisis more than a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 27, 2010

Friday, August 20, 2010

Law - " DOJ Leads Federal Agencies In Student Loan Repayment"

Andrew Ramonas' article in Main Justice begins:The U.S. Justice Department helped more of its employees pay off student loans...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 20, 2010

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Law - Prisons Without Walls?

Tieing together our entry earlier today on "Prison Growth and Problems" and earlier entries on GPS surveillance, Ashby Jones of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

Law - "5 Things Every Plaintiffs Attorney Should Know About Tax Law"

A useful article, it begins:While tax law may seem dull and irrelevant to most attorneys' day-to-day practice, in order to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 16, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sports Law - More on: "Ex-players say coach 'did it again' Story unfolding at IUPUI sure sounds familiar to some

Updating this ILB entry from earlier today, USA Today's site now has the entire story on one page, without the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Law - "Justice Department report cites backlog in DNA analyses"

From a story by Ed O'Keefe in today's Washington Post:Thousands of legal proceedings could face delays because the FBI has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Sports Law - "Ex-players say coach 'did it again' Story unfolding at IUPUI sure sounds familiar to some" [Updated]

Following up on their July 25, 2010 Indianapolis Star investigative report (ILB link here) and their July 28th story (ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Monday, August 09, 2010

Law - Two new practice specialties: Circumcisions and bed bugs

"Atlanta Lawyer Takes on Botched Circumcision Claims Nationwide" is the headline to this article by Katheryn Hayes Tucker in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 09, 2010

Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Law - Are advance sheet services obsolete?

It would seem so, although some law libraries are still using the expensive services. See this post from the Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 04, 2010

Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Law - "State laws on posthumous birth—or the birth of a child after the death of a parent—vary widely"

"Reproductive Technology Advances, but the Law Struggles to Keep Up" is the heading to this new WSJ Law Blog entry,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Monday, August 02, 2010

Law - Read this for chuckles

"Thinking Like a Lawyer: The Case of the Broken Copier" from Above the Law....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 02, 2010

Law - "Plagiarism Lines Blur for Students in Digital Age"

Trip Gabriel has a story today in the NY Times on a subject I consider to be very important -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 02, 2010

Friday, July 30, 2010

Law - "New Study: Forget the Rankings, Just Bring Home Straight A’s"

The WSJ Law Blog as this interesting post today that begins:It’s advice that’s been passed down through the ages, from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 30, 2010

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Law - "Northwestern is just more market-savvy than most"

Law school geeks are talking about this story headed "Is Northwestern Law School Clever or What? reported by Vivia Chen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 29, 2010

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Law - "Freedom of photography: Police, security often clamp down despite public right"

An interesting story today by Annys Shin of the Washington Post - I thought I'd done a similar post a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Law - "Lawyer Says He Helped Client Show That $45 Garage-Sale Buy is Worth Some $200M" [Updated]

A great story put together by the ABA Journal blog. It begins:After paying $45 for a box of old negatives...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Sports. Law - More on "'Emotional abuse' at IUPUI? 28 have left women's basketball program"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, there is another story today by Indy Star reporters Mark Alesia, Heather Gillers and Tim Evans....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Law - Cloud computing for governmental entities

To alleviate concerns over the risks of cloud computing by governmental entities, Google announced yesterday:Today we’re excited to announce a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Law - "IRS extends deadline for small charities "

Updating this ILB entry from May 14, 2010, headed "Thousands of non-profits could unwittingly lose tax status," the AP is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Law - "Should the American Bar Association require law schools to maintain a tenure system?"

That is the lede to this story today by Karen Sloan of the National Law Journal. More from the story:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Friday, July 23, 2010

Law - "Holder: New Rules For Disabled Access Coming"

Channing Turner reported yesterday in Main Justice in a story that begins:The Justice Department will soon be seeking comment on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 23, 2010

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Law - "Georgia softens once lauded strict sex offender law"

Greg Bluestein reported this AP story on Monday, July 19. Both Sentencing Law Blog and WSJ Law Blog have picked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Law - More on "Finding Accurate Law Text Online Nearly Impossible" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from July 31, 2009, Eugene Volokh in his blog yesterday (7/20/2010) wrote in part, after finding...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Law - "FinReg: A Full Employment Act for the Nation’s Lawyers?"

Ashby Jones asked that question Friday in the WSJ Law Blog. He cites a story in the Toronto Globe &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Friday, July 16, 2010

Law - "Is a Big Tax Break for Plaintiffs’ Lawyers on the Way?"

Dionne Searcey's entry yesterday in the WSJ Law Blog began:Will a recent Ninth Circuit ruling mean that plaintiffs’ attorneys get...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 16, 2010

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Law - "Tuition is rising at law schools even as lawyer jobs are disappearing, raising questions about whether there is a dangerous bubble that is about to burst."

So reads the lede of this ABA Journal entry by Debra Cassens Weiss, quoting Indiana University law professor Bill Henderson....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 15, 2010

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Law - It was certainly the first thing I thought when I heard the news yesterday

The Indianapolis Star reports today in a long, unattributed story:CHICAGO -- Born on the Fourth of July, George Steinbrenner left...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Monday, July 12, 2010

Law - "Too Rich to Live? "

Supplementing this June 13, 2010 ILB entry, headed "Legacy for One Billionaire: Death, but No Taxes" (Ripped from the Headlines),...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 12, 2010

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Law - Bankruptcy and BP

The NY Times reporter John Schwartz reported in a long story yesterday:With pockets as deep as BP’s — its assets...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 11, 2010

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Law - "'Paperless ticketing' aims to thwart scalping at concerts, sports events"

A long, interesting article reported by Paul Farhi in the Washington Post. Here is a quote from far into the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Monday, July 05, 2010

Law - "Online Bullies Pull Schools Into the Fray"

From the June 27, 2010 NY Times, a very long story by Jan Hoffman. A quote:Schools these days are confronted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 05, 2010

Friday, July 02, 2010

Sports Law - "The Man Who Carries LeBron’s Legal Bags"

Ashby Jones of the WSJ Law Blog writes about LeBron James’s lawyer, Squire Sanders’s Frederick Nance, with a link to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 02, 2010

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Law - "Financial Regulatory Bill: Jobs Bill for Lawyers?"

That is the headline to this article today by Zach Lowe of The American Lawyer. It begins:We chuckled Sunday at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sunday, June 27, 2010

Law - "Families are confused over health-care law's coverage for young adults"

This is a useful article from today's Washington Post, reported by N.C. Aizenman. Here is how it begins:It is among...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 27, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

Law - More on: "Dawn Johnsen: Let Me Be Clear, I Have No ‘Regrets’ "

Updating this ILB entry from June 18, 2010, NPR's Morning Edition today has a similar story - the blurb:One of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 25, 2010

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Law - "In Law Schools, Grades Go Up, Just Like That"

Long and fascinating story today in the NY Times, reported by Catherine Rampell. Some quotes:One day next month every student...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Law - Four Indiana congressmen sign on to liquor distributors' nationwide anti-wine-shipping bill

Congress is considering legislation, proposed by wholesale distributors, that could limit wineries' ability to sell and ship directly to consumers,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 19, 2010

Friday, June 18, 2010

Law - "Dawn Johnsen: Let Me Be Clear, I Have No ‘Regrets’ "

From the American Constitution Society blog this morning:Dawn Johnsen, President Obama's initial nominee to head the Office of Legal Counsel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 18, 2010

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Law - "Legacy for One Billionaire: Death, but No Taxes" (Ripped from the Headlines)

This story from last Tuesday's NY Times bears some similarities to a recent episode of Law & Order, but I...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 13, 2010

Friday, June 11, 2010

Law - "Restoring leadership and integrity to the Office of Legal Counsel"

Dawn Johnsen is identified in her Washington Post column today as "The writer, a professor at Indiana University Maurer School...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 11, 2010

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Law - "Fairfax Virginia police writing fewer tickets because of problematic computer system"

From the June 7, 2010 Washington Post, some quotes from a lengthy story by Tom Jackman:Fairfax County police launched a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Monday, June 07, 2010

Law - "Could Law School Loans Become More Easily Dischargeable in Bankruptcy? "

Here is a long list of ILB entries re the fact that, under the current law, student loans are almost...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 07, 2010

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Law - "Divorce attorneys catching cheaters on Facebook"

Stephanie Chen of CNN Tech reported June 1, 2010 in a long story - some quotes:Posting hugging and kissing photos...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 03, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Law - 'How Facebook Is Redefining Privacy"

Updating this May 14th ILB entry, headed "Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options," NPR's Morning Edition this morning had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Monday, May 24, 2010

Law - "Outdated patents are new company liability: Court opens the door for lawsuits that threaten to yield big fines for companies"

An interesting article yesterday in the Indianapolis Star business section reported by Bruce C. Smith. Some quotes:Those tiny patent numbers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 24, 2010

Sunday, May 23, 2010

Law - "Daley to post all investigative reporter requests online "

There were several somewhat outraged stories last week reporting that Chicago's Mayor Daley was posting all FOI requests online. For...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 23, 2010

Friday, May 21, 2010

Law - Fencing off trout streams

This article today in the South Bend Tribune, by Lou Mumford, caught my eye because I have read similar stories...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 21, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Law - More on "Big changes to the sex offender registration provisions of the Adam Walsh Act proposed"

Updating this ILB entry from May 13th, that included a link to the Federal Register proposal, Wendy Koch of USA...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

Law - "Tax Credits are First Step in Health Insurance Reform for Small Businesses"

Thanks to Politico, this information:Treasury and IRS release guidance on the small-business health care tax credit in health-reform bill, to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 17, 2010

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Law - "Sex offenders, advocates push for Va. law notice"

From the May 15, 2010 Washington Post, this story -- some quotes:Unlike some states, Virginia doesn't provide its 16,500 registered...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 16, 2010

Friday, May 14, 2010

Law - More on "Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options"

Updating yesterday's entry, Jennifer Valentino-DeVries has posted this entry, headed "Looking to Delete Your Facebook Account? You’re Not Alone," in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Law - More on "The battle over direct shipping of wine from producer to consumer has returned to Congress."

Updating this ILB entry from May 5, 2010, the Washington Post has a second story on the bill introduced in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Law - "Complaint Box | Ambulance Chasers"

From the NY Times City Room blog today, an item by Penny Musco that begins:Getting involved in a minor auto...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Law - "Thousands of non-profits could unwittingly lose tax status "

From USA TODAY, Sandra Block reports:Hundreds of thousands of small non-profits, from Little League teams to community soup kitchens, could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 14, 2010

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Law - "Big changes to the sex offender registration provisions of the Adam Walsh Act proposed"

If you are following the federal sex offender registration law, you will want to read this post from Sentencng Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Law - "Facebook Privacy: A Bewildering Tangle of Options"

If you think tax law or environmental law is complicated, take a look at this chart from the NY Times...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 13, 2010

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Law - No surprises here

"Study Finds Male Lawyers More Overconfident" is the heading of a story by Petra Pasternak of The Recorder. Some quotes:Male...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Law - More on "What’s important when you have two people with disabilities is you don’t treat one as inherently more important than the other”

Yesterday's NY Times story, quoted in this ILB entry, is supplemented today by this story in the Indianapolis Star, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Law - "What’s important when you have two people with disabilities is you don’t treat one as inherently more important than the other”

A "must read" story today by Steven Greenhouse in the NY Times:In her first week at a new job, Emily...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Sunday, May 09, 2010

Law - "Forensic Evidence and the CSI Effect"

This article at LLRX.com (law and technology resources for legal professionals) rounds up the "legal scholarship and media studies that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 09, 2010

Friday, May 07, 2010

Law - Still more on "Learning How to Fight the Debt Collector"

Updating earlier ILB entries, Willliam Glaberson of the NY Times has a story today headed "New York Judges Resist Claims...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 07, 2010

Law - "States vary on dealing with youth sex offenders"

A long AP story yesterday by Greg Bluestein - some quotes:Juvenile justice advocates want rehabilitation instead of registration, yet public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 07, 2010

Law - "Dish on Big Law Websites: the Good, the Bad and the Cheapest"

This story is fun. From The Snark at Fulton County Daily Report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 07, 2010

Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Law - "The battle over direct shipping of wine from producer to consumer has returned to Congress."

That is the lede to this story today in the Washington Post, by Dave McIntyre. More quotes:Last month, Rep. Bill...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 05, 2010

Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Law - More on "School Law Clinics Face a Backlash"

Updating this ILB entry from April 3, 2010, today Karen Sloan of The National Law Journal has a story headed:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 04, 2010

Monday, May 03, 2010

Law - "Illinois hair-braiding bill offers regulatory compromise"

The Sunday NWI Times had this lengthy story by Karen Hawkins -- some quotes:Oumou Wague has been braiding hair in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 03, 2010

Thursday, April 29, 2010

Law - More on "Learning How to Fight the Debt Collector"

Supplementing this ILB entry from April 25, 2010, here is a very long story from the Dallas Observer, dated Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 29, 2010

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Law - Is Arizona's new immigration law constitutional?

"A Law Facing a Tough Road Through the Courts" is the headline to a NY Times story today by John...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Law - Pew Report on "Government Online: The internet gives citizens new paths to government services and information"

Issued April 27, 2010, the new Pew Research Report. From the 44-page report's 2-page Summary of Findings:As government agencies at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Law - "Law school: Big debt, shrinking payoff" [Updated]

Ameet Sachdev writes about this in his "Chicago Law" column today in the Chicago Tribune. Here are a few quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Law - "Learning How to Fight the Debt Collector" [Updated]

That is the headline to this lengthy story from the Saturday NY Times. A few quotes:Even as collectors try to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 25, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Law - "McAfee antivirus program goes berserk, freezes PCs"

Entities hit appear to include much of Kentucky government. From an AP story by Peter Svensson:Computers in companies, hospitals and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Law - More on Health Care Law from David Orentlicher

David Orentlicher (Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law and Health, Indiana University School of Law-Indianapolis....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Law - "Nearly every digital copier built since 2002 contains a hard drive - like the one on your personal computer - storing an image of every document copied, scanned, or emailed by the machine"

The title of the report by Armen Keteyian of CBS News is "Digital Photocopiers Loaded With Secrets: Your Office Copy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Monday, April 19, 2010

Law - Valpo Law professor named 'Champion of Consumer Rights'

From a news release today:The National Association of Consumer Bankruptcy Attorneys (NACBA) this week named Alan White a recipient of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2010

Law - More on: New Michigan law permits vintners inside and outside the state to ship their products directly to consumers

That was the heading to this ILB entry from Dec. 16, 2005. A quote from an AP story at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2010

Law - Missouri Governor uses "signing statement" to strike part of budget bill

Fascinating story from the April 18, 2010 St. Louis Post-Dispatch by David A. Lieb of the AP - some quotes:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 19, 2010

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Law - "The Office of Legal Counsel, still in limbo"

Excellent editorial today in the Washington Post....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 15, 2010

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Law - "Dusk for Dawn Johnsen: Why Obama Backed Down on a Nominee"

That is the heading to a Time story today by Theo Emery. Some quotes:And a recess appointment, which some liberals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Law - More on: "In N.C.A.A., Question of Bias Over a Test for a Genetic Trait"

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, April 12th, the NYT's Kate Thomas reports today under the headline "N.C.A.A. Council Approves...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Law - "The Future of Legal Education: Get Real"

Here is a sample from a story by Irene Plagianos of The American Lawyer re a conference called "Future Ed:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Monday, April 12, 2010

Law - "In N.C.A.A., Question of Bias Over a Test for a Genetic Trait"

A number of issues may occur to you while reading this lengthy story today in the NY Times, reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 12, 2010

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Law - "Dawn Johnsen secret keeps David Hamilton appointment festive"

More from Prof. Johnsen's "home town" paper, the Bloomington Herald Times, today -- reporter Mike Leonard has a long commentary...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Law - More on "Dawn Johnsen withdraws"

From the "home town" paper, the Bloomington Herald Times ($$), some quotes:Many of Johnsen’s family members were in Indianapolis Friday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 10, 2010

Friday, April 09, 2010

Law - "Dawn Johnsen Withdraws"

Not surprising by now, but still very bad news, IMHO. Andrew Ramonas has the story at Main Justice:President Barack Obama’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 09, 2010

Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Law - "Pittsburgh Law Firm Expands by Adding Family Law Boutique"

Interesting story today from Zack Needles of The Legal Intelligencer. Some quotes:Lateral hires and law firm acquisitions are generally meant...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Law - "New Institute for Justice Report on Asset Forfeiture"

The ILB has had many entries on asset forfeiture. Today Ilya Somin at The Volokh Conspiracy highlights "an important new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 07, 2010

Monday, April 05, 2010

Law - "Cocaine sentencing disparities may drop"

Dan Hinkel reports today in the NWI Times:If you have a bag of cocaine and you want to add years...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 05, 2010

Sunday, April 04, 2010

Law - Is there a warranty on that new hip or new knee implant?

Barry Meier reported Saturday in the NY Times in a lengthy story that begins:When a car breaks, a computer fails...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 04, 2010

Saturday, April 03, 2010

Law - "School Law Clinics Face a Backlash"

A long story today in the NY Times, reported by Ian Urbina, begins:ANNAPOLIS, Md. — Law school students nationwide are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 03, 2010

Friday, April 02, 2010

Ind. Law - More on: "Rethinking Sex Offender Laws for Teenage Texting"

Updating this ILB entry from March 20, 2010, which notes that legislation with differentiated sexting language re juveniles, SEA 224,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2010

Law - "Judging Former Judges Who Call Themselves Judge"

This is interesting, an entry in the WSJ Law Blog by Ashby Jones that asks:To what degree is it proper...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 02, 2010

Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Law - Digest of International Law

This is published by the U.S. Department of State and is available online....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Law - Who is in charge of determining a state's legal position? A governor or an attorney general?

Is the attorney general of a state and his or her office a part of the executive branch, representing the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Law - "A Lawyer Rejoins a Cause That First Gripped Her 70 Years Ago"

Susan Dominus reports today in the NY Times about a 90+ attorney. The story begins:Ileta Green woke up Monday morning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Monday, March 29, 2010

Law - "In New York, Breaking a Law on Roommates"

Recall this ILB entry from Oct. 4, 2008 headed "Two cases before COA involving West Lafayette's application of city occupancy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 29, 2010

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Law - Obama makes nine recess appointments, but not Dawn Johnsen

Here is the story by David Ingram of the Blog of Legal Times, which includes biographical material on all nine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 27, 2010

Friday, March 26, 2010

Law - Revamping of Student Loans is Final

Updating this ILB entry from March 24th, David M. Herszenhorn and Tamar Levin report in the NY Times in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 26, 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Law - "Don't forget to multiply those per minute charges by 60 and let everyone at your firm know that accessing a brief will cost you $3,300.00 an hour"

That is a quote in this entry headed "Shock and Awe-Inspiring: All Your WestlawNext Pricing Questions Answered in a Simple...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 25, 2010

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Law - More on: A double whammy for the student loan industry?

Updating this ILB entry from March 23rd, Jim Kuhnhenn writes today in USA Today in a story headed "Health care...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Law - More on: An incredible resource coming Wednesday via C-SPAN

Updating this ILB entry from March 15th, which did mention that the C-Span archive is located in West Lafayette, Eric...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Law - "Kentucky lawmakers ask for gun ban in Capitol"; what about Indiana?

Via the Lexington Herald-Leader: FRANKFORT, Ky. -- Some lawmakers are pressing for a ban on people carrying guns into the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Law - A double whammy for the student loan industry?

The student loan industry, already subject to reining in via provisions which accompany the health care reform legislation (see ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Law - Some useful articles on health reform

"What health-care reform means to Indiana" is a comprehensive article today from John Russell, Daniel Lee and Shari Rudavsky of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Law - Chief Justice John G. Roberts to speak at IU School of Law - Indianapolis

From a news release:INDIANAPOLIS -- When John G. Roberts Jr., Chief Justice of the United States, delivers the Ninth Annual...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Law - WestlawNext pricing

The Law Librarian Blog has a long analysis today, headed "In re WestlawNext Pricing: "\'Hi, My Name is Johnny Westlaw,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Monday, March 15, 2010

Law - An incredible resource coming Wednesday via C-SPAN [Updated]

From the end of a story by the Washington Post's Chris Cillizza:On Wednesday, C-SPAN will launch a searchable video library...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 15, 2010

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Law - Magnus-Stinson joins three other Hossiers awaiting Senate approval

Jane E. Magnus-Stinson, whose nomination to be United States District Judge for the Southern District of Indiana was held over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 11, 2010

Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Law - "Public Pension Funds Are Adding Risk to Raise Returns"

Mary Williams Walsh has a long story in the NY Times today, under that headline. Some quotes:States and companies have...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 09, 2010

Monday, March 08, 2010

Law - "Federal Program Will Pay Homeowners to Sell at a Loss"

This NY Times long story today by David Streitfeld begins:In an effort to end the foreclosure crisis, the Obama administration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 08, 2010

Saturday, March 06, 2010

Law - Illinois attorney charged with bilking village of Calumet Park

From the NWI Times today, Rick Bird reports:A Chicago attorney employed by the village of Calumet Park has been charged...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 06, 2010

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Law "Judiciary Committee Approves Dawn Johnsen, But is This as Far As She’ll Get?"

This entry this afternoon by Ashby Jones of the WSJ Law Blog voices what many of us may be thinking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 04, 2010

Law - Dawn Johnsen Approved by Judiciary Committee, Again

Main Justice reports "The panel voted to report Johnsen out of committee by a 12-7 vote." No word yet on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 04, 2010

Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Law - "The law firms of Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP and Dann Pecar Newman & Kleiman P C announced that they will merge their practices, effective March 1, 2010"

Here are some quotes from a press release the ILB just received: CLEVELAND, OH and INDIANAPOLIS, IN -- March 2,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Law - "Digital Billboards, Diversions Drivers Can’t Escape "

The ILB has had a number of earlier entries on digital or electronic billboards and the surrounding controversy. Now Matt...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Monday, March 01, 2010

Law - Still more on: Four Indiana nominees on Committee on the Judiciary agenda for Thursday

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 25th, where, after the postponement last Thurday, Chairman Leahy promised:“Next week we will complete...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 01, 2010

Law - "The Politicization of 'Miranda'"

An article by Joel Cohen and Katherine A. Helm today, published as a special to Law.com, concludes:We cannot dispense with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 01, 2010

Sunday, February 28, 2010

Law - "Fourth Amendment Seizures of Computer Data."

Fascinating new Yale Law Journal article by George Washington University Law School Prof. Orin S. Kerr, titled "Fourth Amendment Seizures...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 28, 2010

Thursday, February 25, 2010

Law - More on: Four Indiana nominees on Committee on the Judiciary agenda tomorrow

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, here is a just-posted report by Andrew Ramonas of Main Justice. It is headed "Healthcare Summit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 25, 2010

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Law - Four Indiana nominees on Committee on the Judiciary agenda tomorrow

On Thursday, Feb. 25th the full U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the Judiciary will convene at 10:00 AM to consider,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Law - "Thomas M. Cooley Law School Buys Stadium Naming Rights"

Don't miss this just-posted entry in the WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Monday, February 22, 2010

Law - "Wine shipping laws vary by state, are contradictory, unfair"

Howard W. Hewitt, Crawfordsville, writes in a long special to the Terre HauteTribune-Star that begins:CRAWFORDSVILLE — If you love hazelnuts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 22, 2010

Law - "Starting Monday [today] legal handgun owners may now carry at National Lakeshore"

From the Feb. 19th Chesterton Tribune: A change in federal law, to take effect on Monday, Feb. 22, will now...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 22, 2010

Monday, February 15, 2010

Law - "Legislation templates make proposing bills easy"

Erik Schelzig of the AP has a long article on model legislation. Some quotes: NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- For state legislators...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 15, 2010

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Law - "Proposed Changes to Psychiatric Manual Stir Lawsuit Fears"

Tresa Baldas of The National Law Journal reported on Feb. 12, 2010:Employment lawyers are shaking their heads over this one:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 14, 2010

Friday, February 12, 2010

Law - Obama rules out recess appointment next week for Dawn Johnsen

From Main Justice:President Obama signaled last night that he does not intend to make recess appointments next week for three...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 12, 2010

Law - More on "Judiciary Panel Holds Over Johnsen Again"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Kassie Hunt of Politico has this story today....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 12, 2010

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Law - "Judiciary Panel Holds Over Johnsen Again"

Andrew Ramonas reports at Main Justice:The Senate Judiciary Committee today again did not act on President Obama’s pick to lead...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 11, 2010

Law - Above the Law asks: "Did You Go to Law School to Make $15/Hour?"

The entry is apparently so popular it has been hard to log on to read it. Access it when you...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 11, 2010

Law - "Picture proof with every parking ticket?"

Another Chicago parking ticket story - Fran Spielman of the Chicago Sun-Times reports today:Motorists who park illegally on Chicago streets...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 11, 2010

Ind. Law - Pending bill "would allow Indiana residents to legally bet on horse races over the Internet"

From a Fort Wayne Journal Gazette editorial today:Hoosiers and their elected representatives should pay closer attention to a bill moving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 11, 2010

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Law - More on: Possible recess appointment for Dawn Johnsen floated

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Main Justice has a story today by Andrew Ramonas that begins:President Barack Obama told reporters today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Law - Possible recess appointment for Dawn Johnsen floated

Manu Raju of Politico reports today:Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid used to consider recess appointments “an end run around the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 09, 2010

Friday, February 05, 2010

Law - Dawn Johnsen vote in Senate Committee "delayed"

As noted here yesterday and here Feb. 1st, the Senate Judiciary Committee was scheduled yesterday to vote on the re-nomination...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 05, 2010

Law - "Take the Money and Run:The crazy perversities of civil asset forfeiture"

Supplementing this ILB entry from Feb. 1, 2010, and recalling the many ILB entries on the controversy surrounding the Delaware...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 05, 2010

Thursday, February 04, 2010

Law - "Wall Street Journal, N.Y. Times Face Off Over Dawn Johnsen Nomination"

Ryan J. Reilly has a report today in Main Justice, complete with quotes from the dueling editorials, that begins:Ahead of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 04, 2010

Law - "Is it ethical to have a ghostblogger secretly write your law blog?"

"Ghostbusters of the Blawgosphere Take Aim at 'Ghostblogging'" is the heading of this entry on Legal Blog Watch. The example...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 04, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Law - Thomson Reuters Buys Super Lawyers

From a news release:EAGAN, Minn., USA, Feb. 2, 2010 – Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of intelligent information for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Law - Still more on: Free Fastcase access on iPhone

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 30, Ted Waggoner of Peterson & Waggoner, LLP, Rochester, IN, wrote early yesterday to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Monday, February 01, 2010

Law - "Internet experts and estate planners say a cybercrisis is brewing because Internet services, barring court order, forbid accessing or transferring accounts unless someone has the password"

This interesting article by Michael S. Rosenwald appeared in the Jan. 25, 2010 Washington Post. Some quotes:[At least a dozen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 01, 2010

Law - "Asset Forfeiture: 'A License to Steal'”

Updating earlier ILB entries on Alvarez v. Smith, Ilya Somin has this entry today in The Volokh Conspiracy on "the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 01, 2010

Law - Opening: Research Librarian, Frost Brown Todd, Louisville KY Office

Take a look at the qualifications....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 01, 2010

Law - Dawn Johnsen on Senate Judiciary Committee agenda again

At the end of a very long list of items to be considered by the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 01, 2010

Saturday, January 30, 2010

Law - More on: Free Fastcase access on iPhone

In this ILB entry on Jan. 28, 2010, I wrote:[The new] free Fastcase iPhone application may be worth the price...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 30, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Law - Free Fastcase access on iPhone

This free Fastcase iPhone application may be worth the price of an iPhone, or an iTouch (a.k.a. mini-iPad). See Robert...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 28, 2010

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Law - "Northwestern University Law School is offering a “dovetail” loan forgiveness program that could wipe out all of the student loans for graduates who work in the public sector"

That is the lede to this story by Debra Cassens Weiss in the ABA Journal. More:Under a new federal program,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Law - More on "On the Lexis and Westlaw of the (Very) Near Future"

See this lengthy story that will appear in the February 2010 issue of the ABA Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Monday, January 25, 2010

Law - "On the Lexis and Westlaw of the (Very) Near Future"

Interesting. See this entry at WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 25, 2010

Friday, January 22, 2010

Law - "On the Isolation of Legal Practice and Suicide"

A sobering article today in the WSJ Law Blog about solo or small firm practice. A quote:[T]he profession is increasingly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 22, 2010

Law - Obama resubmits Dawn Johnsen nomination to Senate

The story in the Blog of Legal Times begins:President Barack Obama isn't giving up on filling three open slots at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 14, 2010

Law - Senate Republicans want new Judiciary Committee hearing on Dawn Johnsen because of Christmas Day bombing attempt

Really. See this Roll Call report ($$) that begins:Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee called on Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 14, 2010

Law - "BigLaw Stepping Up on Haiti Aid"

The WSJ Law Blog has a rundown here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 14, 2010

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Law - "28 percent of accidents involve talking, texting on cellphones"

From the Washington Post Breaking News Blog, a long story by Ashley Halsey III that includes:Twenty-eight percent of traffic accidents...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Law - Are thngs looking up for Dawn Johnsen nomination? [Updated]

David Ingram of the Blog of Legal Times is reporting:[L]ast year Specter helped delay Johnsen’s nomination. Specter was the top...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Saturday, January 09, 2010

Law - "Obama Takes New Route to Opposing Parts of Laws"

Charlie Savage, who has written much on presidential signing statements, including on Aug. 10, 2009, "Obama’s Embrace of a Bush...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 09, 2010

Friday, January 08, 2010

Law - "American Bar Assn. allows unneeded new law schools to open and refuses to regulate them"

That is the charge in this opinion piece today in the LA Times, written by Mark Greenbaum. Ashby Jones of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 08, 2010

Law - "President Obama will renominate Dawn Johnsen"

So reports Charlie Savage of the NY Times in this story today that begins:President Obama will renominate Dawn Johnsen to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 08, 2010

Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Law - "Dawn Johnsen On Track For Re-Nomination" [Updated]

"Johnsen On Track For Re-Nomination" is the headline to this story by Andrew Ramonas of Main Justice. But other than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Law - "Some foes of health-care bill hope courts will stop legislation"

The Washington Post had a long story Sunday, reported by Ben Pershing, that began:Opponents of the health-care reform bill are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Friday, January 01, 2010

Law - "Feds Warn Small Businesses to Use Dedicated PC for Online Banking"

The ILB has had a number of earlier entries on the growing problem of thefts of funds out of bank...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 01, 2010

Thursday, December 31, 2009

Ind. Law - Several Indiana papers look back on 2009

"Floyd County Top Stories of 2009," compiled in the News & Tribune, leads off with:David Camm’s conviction overturned; headed to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 31, 2009

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Law - Cost of parking meters in Chicago to climb again

The Chesterton Tribune reports today:CHICAGO (AP) — Starting next week, the price of metered parking on city streets will climb....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Law - "IU professor Dawn Johnsen's nomination to legal post sent back to White House"

ILB readers first learned the news in this December 24th ILB entry. And there have been a number of ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Law - another entry on: Dawn Johnsen and two other Assistant AG nominees "rejected" by Senate

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 27th (where I noted the parallels between Loni's Guinier's nomination and that of Ms....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Sunday, December 27, 2009

Law - Still more on: Dawn Johnsen and two other Assistant AG nominees "rejected" by Senate

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 24th, which began "I'm not sure what this means," and this one from Dec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 27, 2009

Law - "Stand Your Ground Law vexing Florida courts"

Reminiscent of the Yalanda Parrish trial in Clark County earlier this year (some earlier entries here, and this one from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 27, 2009

Friday, December 25, 2009

Law - More on: Dawn Johnsen and two other Assistant AG nominees "rejected" by Senate

In light of the Senate's "action" yesterday, this Dec. 9th story by Andrew Ramonas becomes relevant. Some quotes:Two stalled Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 25, 2009

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Law - Dawn Johnsen and two other Assistant AG nominees "rejected" by Senate today [Updated]

I'm not sure what this means. This item posted this morning by Ed O'Keefe the Washington Post, after the Senate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 24, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009

Law - "For a while, they could practically name their own price. Now, they're lucky if they can find a job"

Leigh Jones of The National Law Journal today chronicles the decade of the big law firm associate. It begins:It was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 21, 2009

Law - "Colleges subpoenaed in gender bias investigation"

Kathy Matheson reports in USA Today in a story that begins:PHILADELPHIA — A federal civil rights agency investigating possible gender...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 21, 2009

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Law - Grandparents' visitation rights in Iowa

Thanks to How Appealing, here is a link to a comprehensive story Friday in the Dec. 18, 2009 Des Moines...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 20, 2009

Friday, December 18, 2009

Law - More on: "If Tiger and Elin Split, How Might They Divvy Up the Goods?"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 16th, the Chicago Tribune today has this story by Jim Peltz and Carol J....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 18, 2009

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Law - "If Tiger and Elin Split, How Might They Divvy Up the Goods?"

Ashby Jones of the WSJ Law Blog has this interesting read this afternoon....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Law - "Michigan holds the eyebrow-raising distinction of having the highest ratio of its citizens on a state sex offender registry"

Some quotes from a story in yesterday's Michigan Messenger, reported by David Alire Garcia:With over 45,100 names and faces on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Monday, December 14, 2009

Law - "A J.D. used to mean a first-class seat on the gravy train. Now? Not so much. Critics say law schools have a duty to warn" [Updated]

"Going to law school? Proceed with caution" is the headline to this story today by Karen Sloan of The National...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 14, 2009

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Law - "Chicago-based firm under fire: Critics say it acts as referral service, a violation of ethics rules; company says its approach similar to Google's"

Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune has this report from Dec. 12th. Here are a few quotes:A Chicago legal marketing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 13, 2009

Ind. Law - Legislation proposed to remedy Indiana's 2009 golf cart legislation

The brief list of bills introduced so far in the Indiana General Assembly includes SB 2, which would remedy faults...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 13, 2009

Law - NY Times story today on surogacy focuses in part on the Melinger twins

Stephanie Saul of the NY Times has a lengthy story today headlined "21st-Century Babies: Building a Baby, With Few Ground...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 13, 2009

Friday, December 11, 2009

Law - "Paper-based data breaches on the rise"

Recall earlier ILB entries such as "Boxes of medical files found abandoned in South Bend" from Nov. 14, 2009, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 11, 2009

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Law - "Legal Heavies Tackle the First-Year Associate Dilemma"

Well worth reading, this WSJ Law Blog entry today. A sample:For our money, the most interesting exchange focused on first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 10, 2009

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Law - "Text Messages: Digital Lipstick on the Collar " [Updated]

An interesting and lengthy article in today's NY Times by Laura M. Holson that begins:There is a question that has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Monday, December 07, 2009

Law - Indiana's Judge Hamilton has been approved for the 7th Circuit, but Dawn Johnsen still waits.

I looked this afternoon for up-to-date information on the status of IU Law Prof Dawn Johnsen's nomination to head the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 07, 2009

Sunday, December 06, 2009

Law - "Why are so few temporary mortgage modifications turning permanent?"

So asks Floyd Norris in this Dec. 3rd NY Times story that begins:One reason may be the same one that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 06, 2009

Thursday, December 03, 2009

Law - Following up on "Concord Online Law School Places Second in National Moot Court Competition"

Following up on this ILB entry from July 13, 2009, which ended:The point? Virtual schooling is now accepted at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 03, 2009

Law - "‘Fear of Falling’: How the U.S. News Rankings Have Changed Law School"

Fascinating. The WSJ Law Blog's Ashby Jones' just-posted entry begins:It’s something we all sorta know — that the law school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 03, 2009

Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Law - "U.S. House posts lawmakers' expense data" [Updated]

From USA Today, Fredreka Schouten reports in a story that begins:WASHINGTON — House spending reports went online for the first...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Law - "Legally Blonde" in Britain

The headline to the story in the Nov. 13th issue of the British paper, The Daily Mail, reads "Beautician turns...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 01, 2009

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Law - "California's Jessica’s Law too vague to enforce? Most local offenders too close to schools, parks"

A story today by Denise Zapata and Kevin Crowe from San Diego's Union-Tribune includes this overview:Background: One of the aspects...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 29, 2009

Law - "Ambassador to Costa Rica: Who is Anne Slaughter Andrew?"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 16th headed "Obama Picks Another Ambassador From Big Law", AllGov has a story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 29, 2009

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Law - "So here's what free speech has come to on campus"

The ILB has had a number of entries under the heading "'Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web': Students at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 28, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Law - How to use the new Google Scholar legal search options; the demise of courthouse libraries

See this Nov. 17th entry from the Supreme Court of Texas Blog. And for a story on how the combined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 27, 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Law - Marriage between first cousins permitted in many states; what about Indiana?

Some quotes from this long story by Sarah Kershaw in today's NY Times:While many people have a story about a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 26, 2009

Law - Answers about divorce and money

Following up on the earlier NYT columns (see Nov. 22nd ILB entry here) on "Financial Decisions to Make as You...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 26, 2009

Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Law - "In the area of criminal justice, the whole idea of less government, less intrusion, less regulation has taken hold"

That is a quote from Adam Liptak's front-page story today in the NY Times. Headed "Right and Left Join to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Monday, November 23, 2009

Law "Tracking sex-crime offenders gets trickier"

From today's Washington Post, some quotes from this story by Jerry Markon:The nationwide crackdown on child pornography and other sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 23, 2009

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Law - "Chicago's red-light cameras don't always deter accidents"

That is the headline to this Chicago Tribune story today by Bob Secter and Erika Slife - it begins:Cars and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 22, 2009

Law - "DNA testing has led more men to discover that their children are not biologically theirs. Families are upended, and so is the law"

The NYT Sunday Magazine today has a very long article by Ruth Padawer on paternity and fatherhood. Here are just...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 22, 2009

Law - More on "Financial Decisions to Make as You Divorce"

The NYT columnist, Ron Lieber, who wrote the very useful column, "Financial Decisions to Make as You Divorce" )noted in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Law - "Chicago's Camera Network Is Everywhere: Extensive Surveillance System Integrates Nonpolice Video, Raises Concerns About Possible Privacy Abuses"

From today's WSJ, this story by William M. Bulkeley, reporting that not only are there video cameras all over Chicago,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 19, 2009

Law - More on: Federal golf cart subsidies

Updating this Oct. 18, 2009 ILB entry, which ended with quotes from a WSJ story about federal and state tax...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 19, 2009

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Law - Indiana Daily Student editorial on stalled Dawn Johnsen nomination

Published late Monday, Nov. 16th, the headline is "Unacceptable obstruction":IU law professor Dawn Johnsen was supposed to be confirmed by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Law - Report of the GAO on cybersecurity and evolving threats

Today the Government Accountability Office has issued a 24-page report titled "Cybersecurity: Continued Efforts are Needed to Protect Information Sysytems...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Law - Hackers reportedly targeting law firms via e-mail

An AP story, reported by Lolita C. Baldor, is headed "FBI says hackers targeting law firms, PR companies." The story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Law - Some legislators in Maryland are shocked! shocked! at expansive definition of "slot machines"

Some quotes from a story today in the Washington Post, reported by John Wagner:When Maryland legalized slot machines last year,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 16, 2009

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Law - "Prostitution Now Outlawed In R.I."

NPR's Weekend Edition this morning had this story by Iam Donnis. It begins:Until earlier this month, Rhode Island was the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Law - "Special report | Fighting domestic violence in Kentucky"

The Louisville Courier Journal today has a number of stories on fighting domestic violence in the state. Here is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Law - "Financial Decisions to Make as You Divorce"

The NY Times' Ron Liber had a very useful article in his "Your Money" column this week - it could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 15, 2009

Thursday, November 12, 2009

Law - "If BigLaw is Changed For Good, What Happens to Law School?" [Updated]

Fascinating. Ashby Jones of the WSJ Law Blog looks at:a piece that takes a harder look at what might become...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 12, 2009

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Law - "ABA Proposes Law Student Loan Relief"

That is the heading of this story today by Karen Sloan of The National Law Journal. It begins:The American Bar...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Thursday, November 05, 2009

Law - "Shudder speed: Rise of the stealthy traffic camera fuels drivers' disgust"

Adding to a by now long list of ILB entries on red-light cameras, Neely Tucker reports in the Washington Post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 05, 2009

Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Law - "Missing Georgia Lawyer and Her Husband Are Declared Dead" [Updated]

This is pretty scary (especially in light of recent news here in Indiana). From the ABA Journal Blog:A Savannah lawyer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 04, 2009

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Law - "Driven to Distraction: When Texting Kills, Britain Offers Path to Prison "

The NY Times had a long and moving, front-page story Sunday, by Elizabeth Rosenthal, about texting. "A 24-year-old fashion designer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Monday, November 02, 2009

Ind. Law - Update on Ed DeLaney’s medical condition

The ILB has just received this statement re the condition of Indianapolis attorney and legislator Ed DeLaney: Indianapolis, IN. –...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 02, 2009

Law - "Groups urge Senate leader to move ahead with Dawn Johnsen confirmation"

Updating the ILB's long list of earlier entries on Indiana Universtiy Mauer School of Law professor Dawn Johnsen's long-pending nomination...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 02, 2009

Sunday, November 01, 2009

Law - "Digital Data Makes For A Really Permanent Record"

The ILB wrote Oct. 8th on the "Streisand effect", when, for example, an attempt to expunge past criminal records instead...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 01, 2009

Law - "GQ Ranks Elizabeth Warren Among D.C.’s Most Powerful"

That from this entry by Jacqueline Palank in the WSJ Bankruptcy Blog. See the entire list of 50 here, at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 01, 2009

Friday, October 30, 2009

Law - "NCAA clarifies its recruiting rules: Common practices in recruiting are no longer allowed"

Jeff Rabjohns reports today in the Indianapolis Star, in a story that begins:Louisville is recruiting Pike High School basketball star...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 30, 2009

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Law - GAO report blames U.S. News law school rankings for rising cost of legal education

See Ellie Mystal's Above the Law entry here. It begins:The Government Accountability Office has released a new report on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Law - "Internet advocate argues for open access to government law and policy" [More]

From the Daily Emerald, the independent daily newspaper of the University of Oregon, this report from CJ Ciaramella, dated Oct....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Law - Continuing on computer security problems: Kentucky county's funds stolen by online hackers

This August 25th ILB entry began:Be concerned. When the ILB posted this story July 27th from the Louisville Courier Journal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Law - Dawn Johnsen nomination still caught in Senate delay

Indiana Universtiy Mauer School of Law prof Dawn Johnsen's nomination to head the Office of Legal Counsel is still stalled,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Law - "‘Absolutely Wretched’: One Prof’s Take on the State of Legal Ed."

That is the heading to this new WSJ Law Blog entry by Ashby Jones....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Law - More on "Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web": Students at Yale Law and Indiana University Feel Effects of Anonymous Attacks

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 6, 2008, Edmund H. Mahony of the Hartford Connecticut Courant reports today in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 22, 2009

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Law - "Facebook, MySpace Divide Along Social Lines"

Given the ILB's recent entries about MySpace, this report I listened to on NPR this morning was really interesting. Also...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Law - Jan Crawford Greenburg to become CBS News chief legal correspondent [Updated Oct. 21st]

From a CBS press release:Jan Crawford Greenburg will become CBS News Chief Legal Correspondent, it was announced today by Sean...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Monday, October 19, 2009

Law - More on "The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: A Preliminary Report"

FindLaw.com columnists and law professors Joanna Grossman and Deborah Brake have written a three-part article on the Lilly Ledbetter Act....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 19, 2009

Law - Reading the bills may not be the answer ...

Today Al Kamen's "In the Loop" column in the Washington Post includes this gem:They call it the World's Greatest Deliberative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 19, 2009

Friday, October 16, 2009

Law - "Obama Picks Another Ambassador From Big Law"

That is the headline to this item just posted to The Blog of Legal Times by David Ingram, about IU...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 16, 2009

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Law - Will NCAA repeal its rules prohibiting player agents/counsel?

In a July 26th story, Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star wrote:But it's another pending case that, because of its...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Law - "Virginia Board of Bar Examiners Threatens Retaliatory Action Against Eager Test Takers"

Don't miss this - from Above the Law....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Law - "Top Judge Calls Calif. Government ‘Dysfunctional’ "

And I think most would agree. Jennifer Steinhauer's story in the NY Times begins:LOS ANGELES — In a rare public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 11, 2009

Law - "Justice Dept. to Review Bush Policy on DNA Test Waivers"

Jerry Markon of the Washington Post reports today in a long story that begins:Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 11, 2009

Law - "President Obama has yet to name NW Indiana's U.S. attorney general, district court judge"

Andy Grimm reports today in the Gary Post Tribune:Nearly a year into his term, Obama has yet to fill two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 11, 2009

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Law - More on: Dawn Johnsen's DOJ nomination impacts Monroe County school board

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 6th, along with these earlier ILB entries relating to DOJ nominee Dawn Johnsen, Andy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 10, 2009

Law - "Elizabeth Warren on Vanishing TARP Money "

Elizabeth Warren, a Harvard Law professor and Chairman of the Congressional Oversight Panel on TARP, and well-known to many of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 10, 2009

Thursday, October 08, 2009

Law - "ACLU Says Extracting DNA From Suspects Unconstitutional"

David Kravets reports in Wired's Threat Level:California’s law requiring the authorities to take a DNA sample from every person arrested...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 08, 2009

Law - "Blog Response to Law Firm’s Demand for Photo Takedown: We’ll Mock You"

An interesting report today by Martha Nell of the ABA Journal Blog. It led me to this entry on TechDirt,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 08, 2009

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Law - Changes to the Federal Register to make it more accessible - Part II [Updated]

Earlier today I posted Part I, detailing the new availability of Federal Register data in XML format. This Part II...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Law - "Belmont (TN) To Open New Law School -- Just Because They Can"

Hilarious must read, with "you have to be kidding" portions, from Above the Law by Elie Mystal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Law - Changes to the Federal Register to make it more accessible - Part I

"A More Web-Friendly Register: With Federal Data in XML Form, Users Have New Options," is the headline to this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 07, 2009

Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Law - AG Holder on the stalled Dawn Johnsen nomination

Updating this long list of ILB entries on IU Law professor Dawn Johnsen's long pending nomination to the Office of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 06, 2009

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Law - "A Smarter (and Cost-Efficient) Way to Fight Crime"

In the "Economic View" column today in the NY Times, Robert H. Frank's article begins:LAW enforcement policy in the United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 04, 2009

Law - Donna Shalala says she is not interested in the top NCCA post

My candidate for NCCA President, Donna Shalala, makes a pretty good case that she is not interested, in this story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 04, 2009

Saturday, October 03, 2009

Law - "Options for Managing Law School Student Loan Debt"

Available here, via Law.com....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 03, 2009

Law - "The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009: A Preliminary Report"

FindLaw.com columnists and law professors Joanna Grossman and Deborah Brake have written a three-part article on the Lilly Ledbetter Act....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 03, 2009

Law - "Texas Battle on Gay Marriage Looms" and "The High Price of Being a Gay Couple"

James C. McKiney Jr. reports today in the NY Times:HOUSTON — A judge in Texas paved the way for a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 03, 2009

Thursday, October 01, 2009

Law - Still more on: Maintaining governmental emails in Boston and elsewhere

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 17th, which started with the Boston Globe's report "about a high level city employee...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 01, 2009

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Law - "Inflation Conversion Factors for Dollars -- 1774 to Estimated 2019"

This very useful website is the work of Robert Sahr, Associate Professor of Politcal Science at Oregon State University. If...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Law - Yet more on "Amazon's Kindle to Sell Law Books" and the implications

Updating these earlier ILB entries, today a report in The Daily Princetonian on a Kindle trial there. Hyung Lee writes,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Law - "A new push to define 'person,' and to outlaw abortion in the process"

Robin Abcarian reports today in the LA Times - the subhead is "Some abortion foes think the rationale for Roe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Law - NY Times on "High Cost of Death Row"

A NY Times editorial today begins:To the many excellent reasons to abolish the death penalty — it’s immoral, does not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Friday, September 25, 2009

Law - Lawyers blogging critically about judges; students mocking teachers online

Those are the topics of two new Findlaw articles: "Should Lawyers Be Allowed to Blog Critically About Judges?" by Julie...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 25, 2009

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Law - "Keep Your Resume Honest"

That is the advice in this article today from Deborah Ben-Canaan and Martha Fay Africa of The Recorder. Some quotes:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

Law - "Is the Billable Hour Dying? Here’s More Evidence That it Might Be"

"Is the Billable Hour Dying? Here’s More Evidence That it Might Be," writes Ashby Jones of the WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 18, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Law - "College Stars Run for Cover From Fans’ Cameras "

This story in the NY Times today, reported by Pete Thamel and Thayer Evans, begins:While shopping recently at RadioShack, Florida...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 17, 2009

Law - More on: Maintaining governmental emails in Boston and elsewhere

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 15, quoting a Boston Globe story about a high level city employee who routinely...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 17, 2009

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Law - Carl Malamud speaks on "why access to the working of government by private citizens is crucial for our economy and for our democracy"

The Gov 2.0 Summit took place in Washington DC from Sept. 9-10. Among the spealers was Carl Malamud, who has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Law - Maintaining governmental emails in Boston and elsewhere

Last Sunday, Sept. 13th, Donovan Slack and Michael Levenson of the Boston Globe reported under the headline "Boston Mayor Menino’s...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Law - Two with Hoosier connections featured by ABA Journal

The ILB has had a long list of entries on Carl Malamud. Now the ABA Journal is featuring him as...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 13, 2009

Law - "Legal ethics experts say that collisions between the freewheeling ways of the Internet and the tight boundaries of legal discourse are inevitable"

"Legal Battle Plays Out: Online Attitude vs. Rules of the Bar" is the headline to this lengthy Sept. 12th story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 13, 2009

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Law - "Cass Sunstein's nomination to be head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs has been approved by the Senate in a 57-40 vote"

News item from the Washington Independent, via The Volokh Conspiracy. Here is a long list of earlier ILB entries on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 10, 2009

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Law - "Reality's knocking" The recession is forcing law schools to bow to reality"

This story, dated Sept. 7th, reported by Karen Sloan of The National Law Journal, begins:Washington and Lee University School of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Law - "Major Banks Still Grappling With Foreclosures"

Chris Arnold of NPR has this nearly 9 minute report this morning - listen if you can, there is more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Monday, September 07, 2009

Law - Sex offender laws in the news

"Unjust and ineffective: America has pioneered the harsh punishment of sex offenders. Does it work?" is the title to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 07, 2009

Law - "Judges’ Frustration Grows With Mortgage Servicers"

That is the headline to this lengthy NY Times story by John Collins Rudolf, dated Sept. 3rd. Some quotes:With consumers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 07, 2009

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Law - "Safeguarding History: Why the records of Supreme Court justices should be governed by rules -- not individuals"

An important editorial today from the Washington Post:THE CASE of former Supreme Court justice David H. Souter shows why the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 06, 2009

Law - Dawn Johnsen's DOJ nomination impacts Monroe County school board

Updating the ILB entries on DOJ nominee Dawn Johnsen, Andy Graham of the Bloomington Herald-Times (who also wrote this earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 06, 2009

Law - Angie's List calls for better regulation; plus see the ILB's dog

Posted on Sept. 3rd, via dBusinessNews, this very long press release that begins:(INDIANAPOLIS) -- Angie’s List Founder Angie Hicks today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 06, 2009

Law - "Cyberlaw Cases: The Top Ten Pending Cyberlaw Cases"

This is a good idea *, a new blog designed to follow ten cases: 1. The Google Books Settlement; 2....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 06, 2009

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Law - "Case Shows Limits of Sex Offender Alert Programs "

The NY Times' Monica Davis reported yesterday, Sept. 1:In all 50 states, registries of sex offenders have grown sophisticated and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Law - "Blast faxes" and Robo-Calls

Stories today: "Attorney General Greg Zoeller applauds efforts by federal government to ban robo calls" - From the press release:“There...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Law - Still more computer problems: Kentucky county's funds stolen by online hackers [Updated]

Be concerned. When the ILB posted this story July 27th from the Louisville Courier Journal about the theft of $415,000...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Law - "Fans Cannot Be Involved in Recruiting, but the Line Blurs"

Eric Prisbell and Steve Yanda have an interesting, and very long, story today in the Washington Post about "a growing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Monday, August 24, 2009

Law - Yet more on: Chicago Mayor Dailey privatizes City parking meters

Updating this June 7th ILB entry, Slashdot has an interesting post this morning on the "smart" meters installed in Chicago....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 24, 2009

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Law - "Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signs overhaul of state's open records law; Attorney general's office gains powers, but often-abused exemptions remain"

From a report today in the Chicago Tribune by Monique Garcia:Gov. Pat Quinn signed an overhaul of the state's open...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 23, 2009

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Law - "Where’s the Rulebook for Sex Verification? "

The Sports Section of today's NY Times has a long, fascinating article by Alice Dreger, professor of clinical medical humanities...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 22, 2009

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Law - More on: "New appraisal rules raise many concerns"

"New appraisal rules raise many concerns" was the headline to a story by Nicole Blake of the Indianapolis Star, dated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Monday, August 17, 2009

Law - Prof. Dawn Johnsen to teach course this semester at IU Maurer School of Law

So reports The Blog of Legal Times this afternoon. A quote:Dawn Johnsen is making a tentative return to the classroom...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 17, 2009

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Law - "Pitino contract contains morality clause"

Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier Journal reports:The University of Louisville's contract with men's basketball coach Rick Pitino allows him...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Law - Wisconsin governor's counsel not admitted to Wisconsin bar

Jason Stein of the Wisconsin State Journal reported yesterday:Gov. Jim Doyle’s chief legal counsel resigned today after the Republican Party...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Law - The Department of Justice Guide to the Freedom of Information Act (2009 Edition)

Available here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Monday, August 10, 2009

Law - "Obama’s Embrace of a Bush Tactic Riles Congress"

On March 12th the ILB had this entry, quoting from a story by Charlie Savage of the NY Times, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 10, 2009

Law - "Chicago red-light camera company open to two-tiered ticketing: Rolling right turns may net lower fines"

This April 6th ILB entry is the most recent - it is headed "Red light camera bill may have hit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 10, 2009

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Law - Illinois bans texting while driving

See the AP story here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 06, 2009

Ind. Law - Should courts determine what legislators intended in passing a law they apparently didn’t understand?

An editorial today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins:In weighing evidence, judges often are called upon to determine legislative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 06, 2009

Monday, August 03, 2009

Law - More on "Illinois Law Dean Announces New Admission Policy in Wake of Scandal"

Updating this ILB entry from July 12th, the Chicago Tribune has a breaking news report this afternoon headed "U. of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 03, 2009

Saturday, August 01, 2009

Law - The New Director of the Ivy League has Indiana connections

From this story by Katie Thomas, dated July 31, in the NY Times:PRINCETON — Like many leaders of athletic conferences,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 01, 2009

Friday, July 31, 2009

Law - "Finding Accurate Law Text Online Nearly Impossible"

The ABA Standing Committee on the Law Library of Congress had a panel today at the ABA's annual meeting in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 31, 2009

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Law - "Mortgage Servicers Are Under Pressure to Modify More Loans"

Ruth Simon reports today in the WSJ:Frustrated with the slow progress of President Barack Obama's housing-rescue plan, administration officials met...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Monday, July 27, 2009

Law - Still more on "Amazon's Kindle to Sell Law Books" and the implications

Updating this ILB entry from July 23rd, here are several items of interest. "When the Kindle Hits the Ivory Tower,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 27, 2009

Law - More computer problems: Kentucky county's funds stolen by online hackers

This quote from a LCJ story posted yesterday from Kentucky's courts:Chief Justice John Minton Jr. said in an interview that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 27, 2009

Thursday, July 23, 2009

Law - More on "Amazon's Kindle to Sell Law Books" and the implications

Updating this ILB entry from last Sunday, which ended with this quote:Already, we’ve learned that they’re not really like books,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 23, 2009

Law - "Personal Jurisdiction Caught in a Web"

The New York Law Journal published this interesting article yesterday, written by Stephen M. Kramarsky. A quote:Some of the thorniest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 23, 2009

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Law - "Hoosier senators cross over on gun vote"

Maureen Groppe reports for the Indianapolis Star this afternoon:WASHINGTON -- Indiana's senators crossed party lines today over whether to allow...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Law - "Arbitration company to cease consumer work" [Updated]

From the Chicago Tribune blog, Chicago Law, an entry, complete with links to the complaint and settlement agreement: It begins:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Law - Homeowners beset from many directions

Stories today:"New appraisal rules raise many concerns" by Nicole Blake of the Indianapolis Star. The story begins:When Jake Stamper chose...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday, July 20, 2009

Ind. Law - "Unpaid homeowner association dues split neighbors"

Benjamin Lanka has this story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. Some quotes:A sputtering economy with piling job losses...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 20, 2009

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Law - "Amazon's Kindle to Sell Law Books" and the implications

Last week a reader referred me to this July 10th article in the Wall Street Journal, headed "Amazon's Kindle to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 19, 2009

Law - "Working with foreclosure consultants can get a lawyer burned"

This article by Steven Seidenberg in the July issue of the ABA Journal begins:As the recession puts a dent in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 19, 2009

Friday, July 17, 2009

Law - "Bankruptcy Won't Discharge $350,000 of Student Loan Debt for Law Graduate"

The ILB mentioned the case of Mark Jesperson in an entry earlier this week on the high cost of traditional...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 17, 2009

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Law - "After Injuries, College Athletes Are Often Left to Pay the Bills"

The NY Times today has a lengthy, front-page story by Kristina Peterson on college athlete injuries and lack of insurance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 16, 2009

Law - Home owners nationally seeking property tax reductions because of tumbling property tax values; new tools aid in effort

See the story today by M.P. McQueen in the Wall Street Journal....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 16, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Law - "Illnesses Afflict Homes With a Criminal Past" - meth contamination

Here are some recent ILB entries on meth lab cleanup: Ind. Law - "Plymouth motel pays price for meth cleanup"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Monday, July 13, 2009

Law - Still more on "Concord Online Law School Places Second in National Moot Court Competition"

Updating this ILB entry from June 26th about Concord Law School, which is an online school. Kashmir Hill of Above...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 13, 2009

Law - "For Some, the Downturn Keeps Divorce on Ice"

Jennifer Levitz of the Wall Street Journal has a story today headed "What God Has Joined Together, Recession Makes Hard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 13, 2009

Sunday, July 12, 2009

Law - "Illinois Law Dean Announces New Admission Policy in Wake of Scandal"

Updating this ILB entry from June 28th, Lynne Marek reports in The National Law Journal:University of Illinois College of Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 12, 2009

Saturday, July 11, 2009

Law - More on "Private data tossed in the trash by businesses trigger a crackdown"

Updating this ILB entry from April 3, 2008, quoting a national story which included:In Indiana, the attorney general has filed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 11, 2009

Friday, July 10, 2009

Law - "For now, progress is constrained by the limited capacities of mortgage servicing companies"

You will find that quote in this June 29th ILB entry headed "Paper Avalanche Buries Plan to Stem Foreclosures." Today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 10, 2009

Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Law - What do law firms charge for their time?

To accompany this July 3rd ILB entry on what law firms charge for cost recovery, this item today from Above...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Law - More on "Jackson’s Will Could Set Off Legal Battle Over Estate" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from July 1st, several stories of interest today. "Despite a Will, Jackson Left a Tangled Estate"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Monday, July 06, 2009

Law - "As BigLaw Stumbles, SmallerLaw Picks up the Pace"

That is the heading to this entry in the WSJ Law Blog today, reported by Ashby Jones. It begins:The well-chronicled...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 06, 2009

Law - "Are Law Schools Relevant to the Future of Law?"

Here is a post by William D. Henderson, Associate Professor of Law at IU Mauer School of Law, on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 06, 2009

Saturday, July 04, 2009

Law - "States Plot New Path to Tax Online Retailers"

Geoffrey A. Fowler and Erica Alini had this report in the July 3rd Wall Street Journal. It begins: Amazon.com Inc....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 04, 2009

Law - "Tax Bill Appeals Take Rising Toll on Governments "

Jack Healy of the NY Times has a long report today on falling property values and sometimes rising property taxes....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 04, 2009

Friday, July 03, 2009

Law - Impact of Ricci on private employers in NE Indiana

Jenni Glenn and Marty Schladen have a story today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette headed "Local job tests avoid...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 03, 2009

Law - "Law Firm Cost Recovery Is Here to Stay"

An article today by Robert C. Mattern at Law.com details the results of a survey on what law firms recover...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 03, 2009

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Law - "It’s Now Legal to Catch a Raindrop in Colorado"

Kirk Johnson of the NY Times had a story June 28th on "Western" water law. It began:DURANGO, Colo. — For...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 02, 2009

Law - Passes NY bar, but denied character and fitness approval because of amount of outstanding student loan

Or, as the headline in the NY Times story by Jonathan D. Glater reads, "Finding Debt a Bigger Hurdle Than...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 02, 2009

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Law - "Jackson’s Will Could Set Off Legal Battle Over Estate"; well duh!

On Nov. 28, 2007, the ILB wrote:The Brooke Astor estate dispute promises to become the stuff of trusts and estates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 01, 2009

Monday, June 29, 2009

Law - "Paper Avalanche Buries Plan to Stem Foreclosures"

Here is a quote from a story today in the NY Times by Peter S. Goodman:For now, progress is constrained...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 29, 2009

Sunday, June 28, 2009

Law - Interesting observation on U. of Illinois Law School admissions scandal

This entry today at Brian Leiter's Law School Reports on the Chicago Tribune series on "the use of political clout...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 28, 2009

Friday, June 26, 2009

Law - More on "Concord Online Law School Places Second in National Moot Court Competition"

This ILB entry from June 22nd reported that "The moot court team of Concord Law School of Kaplan University won...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 26, 2009

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Law - Miami paper features Thomas E. Lauria, who represented Indiana's treasurer in the Chrysler bankruptcy

The story, by Patrick Danner of the Miama Herald, is headed "Miami lawyer Thomas E. Lauria is in the middle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 25, 2009

Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Law - More on "Amazon Threatens Cuts Over State Taxes "

Updating this ILB entry from June 19th, Geoffrey A. Fowwler of the WSJ has a story today headed "Amazon Warns...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

Law - "Howrey Introduces Apprenticeship Program for Associates" [Updated]

This is interesting. Jeff Jeffrey of the Blog of Legal Times did the report on Howrey LLP that begins:Starting this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 22, 2009

Law - "Concord Online Law School Places Second in National Moot Court Competition"

The team included Marjorie Daily from Indiana, and lost out to Standford University, according to this story in Welt Online,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 22, 2009

Friday, June 19, 2009

Law - "Amazon Threatens Cuts Over State Taxes "

Geoffrey A. Fowler reports today in the Wall Street Journal - here are some quotes:Cash-strapped states trying to force retailers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 19, 2009

Law - Most looked-up NYT word is a legal term

See the NY Times column, "Big, Fancy Words," here, written by Philip B. Corbett. I expect the #1 word on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 19, 2009

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Law - "Virtual Contacts and Personal Jurisdiction"

Robert S. Friedman and Mark E. McGrath write today in the New York Law Journal in an article that begins:Since...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Monday, June 15, 2009

Law - "The Maturing of a Movement: Statute of Limitations Reform for Sex Abuse Victims"

Marci A. Hamilton, a FindLaw columnist and professor at Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, has this lengthy June 11th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 15, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Law - "Obama Administration Plans to Scale Back Real ID Law"

Spencer S. Hsu reports today in the Washington Post:Yielding to a rebellion by states that refused to pay for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 14, 2009

Friday, June 12, 2009

Law - "Government Data and the Invisible Hand"

The article referenced here, about how to use infotech to make government more transparent, is about the federal government, but...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 12, 2009

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Law - "Facebook and Divorce"

Belinda Luscombe has a long article in the June 22nd Time that includes:For those who want to connect or reconnect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 11, 2009

Monday, June 08, 2009

Law - "Law firms are especially vulnerable to embezzlement"

Leigh Jones of The National Law Journal has a long article today on the topic. Some quotes:Law firms are especially...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 08, 2009

Law - "A Study in Why Major Law Firms Are Shrinking "

The NY Times had a lengthy story June 5, reported by Alan Feuer, on the down-sizing of the white shoe...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 08, 2009

Law - "Antiabortion Efforts Move to the State Level: Legislatures Often Mandate Restrictions"

Updating this ILB entry from June 1, which rundown of state laws currently on the books, Peter Slevin of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 08, 2009

Sunday, June 07, 2009

Law - Still more on: Chicago Mayor Dailey privatizes City parking meters

Updating this ILB entry from June 1, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis today by Fran Spielman, city hall reporter, begins:Chicago's parking...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 07, 2009

Thursday, June 04, 2009

Law - Some useful information on obtaining loan modifications

Check out this long article by Alexandra Andrews of ProPublica re helping homeowners avoid foreclosure....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 04, 2009

Law - Fort Wayne Journal Gazette asks "Where is the outrage?"

From an editorial today:Many of the mainstream groups opposing abortion have rightly denounced the slaying of Dr. George Tiller, recognizing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 04, 2009

Law - More on "New Hampshire. Legislature Approves Gay Marriage "

Abby Goodnough of the NY Times has a comprehensive story on the new law, signed yesterday by the New Hampshire...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 04, 2009

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Law - "New Hampshire. Legislature Approves Gay Marriage "

Updating this ILB entry from May 6th, headed "Gay-rights activists have moved remarkably close to their goal of making same-sex...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Law - More on "Recession Imperils Loan Forgiveness Programs"

If you read this June 1st ILB entry with interest, then you will want to read Above the Law's post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Law - What exactly is "data mining"?

The Fort Wayne Journal Gazette today reprints a useful article on data mining first published in the Hartford Courant. Brief...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Monday, June 01, 2009

Law - "Abortion Doctor Murder: A Threat to Access?"

Deborah Kotz, senior writer for U.S. News & World Report, has a column today on abortion access. Some quotes:News that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 01, 2009

Law - "Recession Imperils Loan Forgiveness Programs"

The NY Times has this story, by Jonathan D. Glater, on May 26th. A quote:From Kentucky to Iowa to California,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 01, 2009

Law - More on: Chicago Mayor Dailey privatizes City parking meters

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 6, 2008, you may wonder, how has the privatization turned out? A story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 01, 2009

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Law - Same sex marriage poses interesting legal issues

Early this afternoon, the Supreme Court of California will announce its decision in the Prop. 8 challenge. The headline to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009

Law - Obama issues policy memo on federal pre-emption; perhaps pre-empting new regulatory czar

Recall this entry from Sept. 11, 2007, headed "Regulatory Preemption: Are Federal Agencies Usurping Congressional and State Authority?" And this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 25, 2009

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Law - "President’s Detention Plan Tests American Legal Tradition "

William Glaberson has this lengthy and outstanding article today in the NY Times. Some quotes:President Obama’s proposal for a new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 23, 2009

Friday, May 22, 2009

Law - Concealed carry to be allowed in Indiana national, as well as state, parks [Updated]

The ILB has had a number of entries on recent moves to allow citizens to carry concealed weapons in state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 22, 2009

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Law - "Is This the Beginning of the End for Summer Associate Programs?"

So ask David Lat and Elie Mystal today the Above the Law....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 21, 2009

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Law - "GOP state senators off track on Dawn Johnsen"

An editorial today from the Bloomington Herald-Times ($$):So, 31 of Indiana’s 33 Republican state senators have asked U.S. Sens. Evan...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sunday, May 17, 2009

Law - "Storm of taxation threatens to swamp Internet"; Indiana connection

James G. Lakely of the Heartland Institute in Chicago and managing editor of InfoTech & Telecom News. has this opinion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 17, 2009

Friday, May 15, 2009

Law - "Justice Dept. nomination becomes proxy fight for Supreme Court battle "

Reid Wilson reports in The Hill in a long story that begins:Outside organizations on both the left and right increasingly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 15, 2009

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Law - "Student Loan Bailout: The Choice of a New Generation"

The ILB has had a number of entries about student loans, including the impact of the 2005 bankruptcy law amendments,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Law - "Dead Law Firm Web Sites Haunt the Web" [Updated]

You have to love the headline, kind of like "Ghost ships haunting the seas ...". Here is the story, from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Law - Three US Gov. Accountability Reports of Interest

"Federal Rulemaking: Improvements needed to Monitoring and Evaluation of Rules" - 115 pp. - access it here. "Global Positioning System:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Law - "Republican criticism of Obama's pick to head the Office of Legal Counsel is hypocritical and shouldn't be allowed to derail her confirmation"

That is the sub-head to an editorial today in the LA Times, headlined "Defending Dawn Johnsen."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Saturday, May 09, 2009

Law - "Illinois law allowing hearsay to shape Peterson case"

The ILB has no plans to cover the Illinois Drew Peterson murder case. However, this AP story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 09, 2009

Friday, May 08, 2009

Law - The law firm of the future?

From the American Law Daily, an article from April 20th headed "The Future Comes to Bloomington." It begins:Bill Henderson, the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 08, 2009

Law - Allegedly "certain law firms are using Westlaw and Lexis as profit centers, as compared to simply passing along their actual costs to their client"

Tresa Baldas of The National Law Journal has a story today headed: "Lawsuit Claims Chadbourne Overcharged for Computerized Legal Research:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 08, 2009

Thursday, May 07, 2009

Law - "College Athletes Finally Sue Electronic Arts/NCAA for Misappropriation of their Likenesses"

A long story by Elie Mystal today in Above the Law Here is a quote, taken from about a third...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 07, 2009

Law - "More States Start Pension Inquiries "

Mary Williams Walsh has a long story today in the NY Times examining fraud related to state pension fund investment...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 07, 2009

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Law - "Gay-rights activists have moved remarkably close to their goal of making same-sex marriage legal throughout New England just five years after Massachusetts became the first state in the nation to allow it"

Earlier today Abby Goodnough and Katie Zezima of the NY Times reported:AUGUSTA, Me. — Gay-rights advocates moved remarkably close to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Sunday, May 03, 2009

Law - "Your government in secret: Weak Illinois laws let public officials stonewall citizens looking for information"

The effort this year to put some teeth in the Indiana public records law failed. See this April 8th ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 03, 2009

Friday, May 01, 2009

Law - "Academic Innovation Hits the Legal Web"

Robert J. Ambrogi of Law Technology News begins his report:Recent projects launched online with the support of law schools show...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 01, 2009

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Law - "Recession hits top law firms' profits: Many Chicago practices have cut staff and even the top firms are seeing their revenues fall or flat line"

That is the headline to this long story today in the Chicago Tribune, reported by Ameet Sachdev. It begins:Partners at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 30, 2009

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Law - "Maryland State Law Targets 'Minimum Pricing'"

Joseph Pereira of the Wall Street Journal reports today in a long story that begins:In a move that could lead...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Monday, April 27, 2009

Law - Amid continued rumblings that the Senate might not confirm her, supporters of Dawn Johnsen are stepping up efforts for a vote

So reports David Ingram of The Blog of Legal Times this afternoon....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 27, 2009

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Law - "Fight for Astor Estate Mirrors Battle 50 Years Ago "

Here are some earlier ILB entries on the legal battle involving the estate of Brooke Astor. Today John Eligon reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 26, 2009

Law - Is the Dawn Johnsen nomination in trouble?

Here is a list of earlier ILB entries on IU Law prof Dawn Johnsen's nomination to lead the Office of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 26, 2009

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Law - "Door still revolving between Capitol, lobbyists"

Fredreka Schouten reports in USA TODAY in a detailed story that begins:WASHINGTON — Despite congressional pledges to stop the revolving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Monday, April 20, 2009

Law - More on: Can the Indiana General Assembly appropriate money to Notre Dame?

As it turns out, it already does . . . When I wrote this ILB entry yesterday, Notre Dame was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Law - "Most diverse Cabinet in history still incomplete"

USA Today has a good overview of the new cabinet today in a report by Richard Wolf that includes a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 20, 2009

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Law - Can the Indiana General Assembly appropriate money to Notre Dame?

That question crossed my mind when I read this story today by Roger Alford in the Lexington Kentucky Herald-Leader. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 19, 2009

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Law - "In Grim Job Market, Student Loans Are a Costly Burden "

The ILB has had a number of entries on student loans. Today the NY Times has this lengthy article by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 18, 2009

Law - More on "Students Sue Anti-Cheating Service" for copyright violation

Updating this March 30, 2007 ILB entry, Howard Bashman of How Appealing reported on April 16th that the students' suit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 18, 2009

Friday, April 17, 2009

Law - "What Would Arthur Miller Do?"

Above the Law is holding its First Ever Law Revue Video Contest. Check it out. My vote goes to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Law - "Considering Bankruptcy Law? Proceed With Caution"

Here is an interesting article, from the Texas Lawyer, written by Harley Caudle. A few quotes:If the practice of law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Law - More on: What can law schools do to help graduating students?

Updating this ILB entry from April 15th, see this new entry from Above the Law that begins:Just yesterday, we were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 17, 2009

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Law - What can law schools do to help graduating students?

From Above the Law, a great entry this afternoon by Elie Mystal that begins:Northwestern University School of Law has stepped...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Law - NCAA nixes Facebook sites wooing prospects

From the San Francisco Chronicle, an AP story by Justin Pope that begins:College sports fans, be careful of the company...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Thursday, April 09, 2009

Law - This is hilarious

This is hilarious, particularly in light of Indiana's squabbles over license plate messages....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 09, 2009

Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Ind. Law - Governor Daniels signs 8 bills

Governor Daniels has signed eight bills into law today - see this list here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 08, 2009

Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Law - Just in, Vermont legalizes gay marriage [Updated]

Via the NYT:Vermont has become the fourth state to legalize gay marriage -- and the first to do so with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 07, 2009

Monday, April 06, 2009

Law - "Mediation Courts May Ease Foreclosure Backlog"

NPR this afternoon has an interesting story on mediation courts. Access it here, audio is available at 7 PM. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 06, 2009

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Law - "Panel shouldn’t dismiss judicial nominee"

That is the heading of the editorial column today of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette's Washington-based Sylvia A. Smith, who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 05, 2009

Law - "In many ways, Dawn Johnsen is a typical Bloomington mom. So why has her nomination to a Justice post sparked such outrage?"

Laura Lane of the Bloomington Herald-Times ($$$) takes a long look today at Bloomington's Dawn Johnsen, who is President Obama's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 05, 2009

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Law - "With the Downturn, It’s Time to Rethink the Legal Profession"

That is the headline to an opinion piece in the NY Times today by Adam Cohen that makes a number...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 02, 2009

Law - Governor Schwarzenegger Launches Website to Increase Government Transparency

From the press release:Continuing his commitment to making government more transparent to the people of California, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 02, 2009

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Law - Dawn Johnsen vote may not be for another three weeks

The Blog of Legal Times reports:Dawn Johnsen, nominated to be assistant attorney general in charge of the Office of Legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Law - Gary Post-Tribune parent company files for bankruptcy [Updated]

Just posted on the NWI Times website:CHICAGO | The Sun-Times Media Group, owner of the Chicago Sun-Times, the Post-Tribune in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Friday, March 27, 2009

Law - "Data Mining Case Heads to the Supreme Court"

Tony Mauro reports today in The Blog of Legal Times in an entry that begins:Two major publishers of health care...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 27, 2009

Law - "Cameras to Catch Speeders and Scofflaws Are Spreading -- And Sparking Road Rage"

Supplementing this ILB entry from March 24th, today's Wall Street Journal has a lengthy article by William M. Bulkeley. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 27, 2009

Thursday, March 26, 2009

Law - NY Times editorial on Dawn Johnsen

"A Legal Adviser Worthy of the Job " is the headline today to this editorial in the NY Times. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 26, 2009

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Law - Mississippi passes law banning red light cameras

The ILB's most recent entry on the bill authorizing red-light cameras, which is making its way through the General Assembly,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Law - "The end of lawyers as we know it"

Here is an article from The Lawyers Weekly at CourtCanda.com, dated Feb. 27th, that I have been meaning to post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Monday, March 23, 2009

Law - Educating & Informing Chicagoans About Fighting Parking Tickets & Parking Issues

The Chicago Tribune's featured blog today is theexpiredmeter.com. A recent post is "‘Meter Beater’ Arrested For Weekend Parking Meter Assault."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 23, 2009

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Law - Church, genealogist in tussle over cemetary information

Updating the ILB entries from March 18th and March 19th on death certificates, here is a somewhat related story from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 22, 2009

Law - "Supermajority rule: good or bad?"

An interesting "Backgrounder" today in the LA Times, written by Nicholas Goldberg. It begins:It is one of the many oddities...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 22, 2009

Friday, March 20, 2009

Law - Two interesting items from other law blogs

SCOTUSBlog's report on the Dawn Johnsen nomination includes a link to the webcast of the committee debate and vote. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 20, 2009

Law - "Governors can reject stimulus, congressional report concludes"

So reads the headline to this story by James Rosen of McClatchy Newspapers. Some quotes from the story:A nonpartisan congressional...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 20, 2009

Law - Attorney General Holder Issues New FOIA Guidelines

From the Blog of Legal Times, an entry begins:Attorney General Eric Holder Jr. strongly encouraged federal agencies to voluntarily disclose...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 20, 2009

Law - More on: Senate panel OKs Ind. nominee Dawn Johnsen for DOJ role

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, David Ingram of Legal Times reports today in a story that begins:The Senate Judiciary Committee voted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 20, 2009

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Law - Senate panel OKs Ind. nominee Dawn Johnsen for DOJ role

Marueen Groppe has this report in the Indianapolis Star. It begins:WASHINGTON — The nomination of Hoosier lawyer Dawn Johnsen to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Ind. Law - More on the 2009 Sunshine Week survey spotlighting death certificates

Yesterday, this ILB entry focused on the widely disseminated 2009 Sunshine Survey, and specifically its section on "online access" to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Law - "Charity scraps idea for sex offender home in Kentucky"

A lengthy story by Jeffrey McMurray in the Lexington Herald-Leader today begins:LEXINGTON, Ky. -- A Catholic charity in Kentucky faced...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 19, 2009

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Ind. Law - More on: Indiana fails 2009 Sunshine Week survey; specifically, death certificates

Indiana failed the 2009 Sunshine Week Survey, but some research by the ILB indicates that the Survey itself is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Law - Chicago sees more money to be made from red-light cameras

The ILB's most recent entry on red light cameras (SB 389) was March 14th, quoting a story from Iowa headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Monday, March 16, 2009

Law - "Another sign of tough times: legal aid for the middle class"

This story in the March 10th LA Times, reported by Carol J. Williams , is subheaded "Among the resources available...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 16, 2009

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Law - "President Obama on Wednesday issued his first signing statement, reserving a right to bypass dozens of provisions in a $410 billion government spending bill even as he signed it into law"

Updating this ILB entry from March 9th, headed "Don’t Rely on Bush’s Signing Statements, Obama Orders," and this March 10th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 12, 2009

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Law - More on "Don’t Rely on Bush’s Signing Statements, Obama Orders"

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, here is President Obama's 2-page Executive Order on presidential signing statements....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Monday, March 09, 2009

Law - "Don’t Rely on Bush’s Signing Statements, Obama Orders"

Charlie Savage won a Pulitzer prize while writing about President Bush's signing statements for the Boston Globe. Now he has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 09, 2009

Law - "Firms Trade Brick-and-Mortar Prestige for a Better Business Model"

An interesting article today in the Washington Post, reported by V. Dion Haynes. It begins:Across the country, the recession is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 09, 2009

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Law - More on "Citing Cost, States Consider End to Death Penalty"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 25th, the Washington Post has a similar story today by Deborah Hastings of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 07, 2009

Thursday, March 05, 2009

Law - Still more on unfinished or lost transcripts, and court transcripts in general

Updating this ILB entry from April 22, 2007, which looked at the problem of missing or unfinished court transcripts, here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 05, 2009

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Law - Various gay marriage issues in the news

(1) California's Prop. 8 challenge will be argued before the California Supreme Court tomorrow. Maura Dolan of the LA Times...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Law - "You’re Dead? That Won’t Stop the Debt Collector "

So reads the headline to this long story today in the NY Times by David Streitfeld. Some quotes:MINNEAPOLIS — The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 04, 2009

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Law - Dawn Johnsen questioned by Senate committee [Updated]

The confirmation hearing for Indiana University law professor Dawn Johnsen was today. The Blog of LegalTimes has this report today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Law - "Citing Cost, States Consider End to Death Penalty"

That is the headline to this lengthy NY Times story today by Ian Urbina. Some quotes:When Gov. Martin O’Malley appeared...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Law - "New Rule Enacted by Bush Administration Impedes Cases Against Nursing Homes"

Cindy Skrzycki, business columnist for the Washington Post, reports today in her column, "The Regulators," that:The Bush administration shut off...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Friday, February 20, 2009

Law - Even more on: "Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web": Students at Yale Law and Indiana University Feel Effects of Anonymous Attacks

Supplementing this ILB entry from this morning, Yale Law School had a conference last weekend, "The Future of Student Internet...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 20, 2009

Law - More on: "Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web": Students at Yale Law and Indiana University Feel Effects of Anonymous Attacks

Updating this lengthy ILB entry from Sept. 6, 2008, David Margolick has an article upcoming in the March 2009 issue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 20, 2009

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Law - "Former fed Blakey gets top Cook County corruption-fighting post"

Rummana Hussain, Criminal Courts Reporter for the Chicago Sun Times, writes today:Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez introduced Jack Blakey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 19, 2009

Law - "After Prison, Few Places for Sex Offenders to Live "

"After Prison, Few Places for Sex Offenders to Live" should not be news to anyone who has been following the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 19, 2009

Law - More on: "Forensics Rife With 'Serious Problems'"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, Solomon Moore of the NY Times reports today under the headline "Study Calls for Oversight of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 19, 2009

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Law - "Forensics Rife With 'Serious Problems'"

Nell Greenfieldboyce reports for NPR - access it here. A quote:The new report from the National Academy of Sciences' National...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Monday, February 16, 2009

Law - "Kentucky agencies must give more than Web addresses"

From the Lexington Herald-Leader. this brief AP story this afternoon: FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Kentucky attorney general's office says a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 16, 2009

Friday, February 13, 2009

Law - "Final Draft on Stimulus Bill, Complete With Last-Minute Edits" [Updated]

Here, thanks to a NY Times blog on politics and government, is the starting point. It notes:[T]he annotations in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 13, 2009

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Law - Lincoln's law practice explored tonight, on Lincon's 200th birthday

"Lincoln: Prelude to the Presidency" will air tonight on PBS, here in Indianapolis on WFYI at 9:00 PM. H Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 12, 2009

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Law - "Bankruptcy Boom Is Big Business For Lawyers"

So reported Richard Gonzales of National Public Radio this monring. A quote:This demand for bankruptcy lawyers comes after they were...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Monday, February 09, 2009

Law - Above the Law reports: "Locke Lord Bissell swapping Lexis for Lois"

Very interesting. Read it here. And ISBA members here in Indiana have the option of using Casemaker in much the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 09, 2009

Friday, February 06, 2009

Law - "Small Firms Targeted by Con With Fishy Fees"

This con appears to be a more sophisticated version of that practiced on individuals for years, often lured by emails...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 06, 2009

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Law - More on avoiding tax problems

On Jan. 24th the ILB linked to a useful article providing a step-by-step description of what you have to do...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 04, 2009

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Law - Yet more on "Kentucky Tests State's Reach Against Online Gambling"

Updating this list of earlier ILB entries under the same heading, Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal has this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 01, 2009

Friday, January 30, 2009

Law - "Billable Hours Giving Ground at Law Firms "

That is the headline to a lengthy front-page story today in the NY Times, reported by Jonathan D. Glater. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 30, 2009

Law - "U.S. To Unveil Used-Car Database"

Here is a story that was on NPR's All Things Considered last evening. A few quotes:A new car-titling system from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 30, 2009

Law - "Dawn Johnsen, an IU law professor, is awaiting Senate approval"

Updating earlier ILB entries on IU-Blommington law prof Dawn Johnsen, Jon Murray of the Indianapolis Star has a lengthy feature...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 30, 2009

Monday, January 26, 2009

Law - More on: Obama appoints Cass Sunstein as head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 8th, Tom Hamburger and Christi Parsons of the LA Times report today in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 26, 2009

Law - "As Mergers and Other Work Dry Up, Bankruptcy Becomes Lawyers’ Oasis"

Jonathan D. Glater of the NY Times reports today in a story that begins:There sure do seem to be a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 26, 2009

Law - "Recession Batters Law Firms, Triggering Layoffs, Closings"

This is the headline to this lengthy story today in the WSJ, reported by Nathan Koppel. Some quotes:After upending a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 26, 2009

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Law - "Bush's legal foes now Obama's legal team"

IU-Bloomington Law Prof Dawn Johnsen, selected to head President Obama's Office of Legal Counsel (see ILB entries here), is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 25, 2009

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Law - "Doing the Right Thing by Paying the Nanny Tax "

That is the heading to this useful article today by Ron Lieber of the NY Times, providing a step-by-step description...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 24, 2009

Friday, January 23, 2009

Law - More on: Promising start for Obama re public records, transparency and open government

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 21, the documents are now available on WhiteHouse.gov. Presidential Memorandum on Transparency and Open...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 23, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Law - Promising start for Obama re public records, transparency and open government

THE WHITE HOUSE Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release January 21, 2009 The President today signed two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Law - "A Kinder Bankruptcy Law Is Sought as Filings Soar "

That is the headline to a lengthy story in today's WSJ, reported by Kristina Doss. Some quotes:As bankruptcy filings ramp...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Law - Even more on "Kentucky Tests State's Reach Against Online Gambling"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 13th, which began with this quote from the Lexington Herald-Leader:LOUISVILLE — Lawyers representing online...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009

Law - "Interest Rate Drop Has Dire Results for Legal Aid"

First there was the concern about the safety of attorney trust accounts in a time of bank failure - see...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 19, 2009

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Law - "Bush pushed the limits of presidential power"

Warren Richey, staff writer of The Christian Science Monitor, has a lengthy article today on presidential power. A quote:[E]ven Mr....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Law - "Angie's List claims data theft"

From a report by Daniel Lee in today's Indianapolis Star:Indianapolis-based consumer rating service Angie's List is suing a rival startup,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Law - "Democrats Look for Ways to Undo Late Bush Administration Rules"

Charlie Savage has this story in the NY Times, that begins:WASHINGTON — Democrats are hoping to roll back a series...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Sunday, January 11, 2009

Ind. Law - Golf carts bills are in the legislative hopper

Lesley Stedman Weidenbener of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today under the headline "Many Ind. bills cater to constituents' wishes."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 11, 2009

Thursday, January 08, 2009

Law - Obama appoints Cass Sunstein as head of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs

Some quotes from this story by Jonathan Weisman and Jess Bravin in the Wall Street Journal:Cass Sunstein, a Harvard Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 08, 2009

Ind. Law - "Lending system wracked with issues"

Bryan Corbin of the Evansville Courier & Press has good coverage today of yesterday's Indiana house committee hearing on Indiana's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 08, 2009

Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Law - More on: IU-Bloomington Law Prof to head Obama's Office of Legal Counsel

Maureen Groppe of the Gannett News Service has this story today on President-elect Obama's nomination of Dawn Johnsen to head...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 06, 2009

Monday, January 05, 2009

Law - IU-Bloomington Law Prof to head Obama's Office of Legal Counsel

From the Washington Post:Dawn Johnsen, an Indiana University law school professor who has been handling transition work for the department's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 05, 2009

Thursday, January 01, 2009

Law - *Analysis: Must U.S. Senate seat Burris?"

Two interesting articles today on the question. Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSBlog presents his analysis of the June 16, 1969, decision...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 01, 2009

Law - "Law firms' woes likely to last: More layoffs, fewer bonuses may persist with economic slump"

That is the headline from this story today in the Chicago Tribune, reported by Ameet Sachdev. Some quotes:Much has changed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 01, 2009

Saturday, December 27, 2008

Law - "Laws to Track Sex Offenders Encouraging Homelessness"

Karl Vick of the Washington Post has a lengthy story today that begins:LOS ANGELES -- Upon release from state custody,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 27, 2008

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Law - "Top 10 Wackiest Wine Laws That Still Exist"

Okay, here is #5 on the list:5. Seven states still enforce Prohibition-era Bans on Election Day - Not even a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Law - Still more on "Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody"

In this Dec. 9th entry, the ILB linked to the 78-page criminal complaint (provided via the Chicago Tribune) filed against...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Law - Illinois and national "right of conscience" rules at issue

In a decision issued this morning, per a report from the Springfiled State Journal-Register:llinois Supreme Court justices, in a 5-2...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 18, 2008

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Law - More on: Law prof gives Illinois AG's brief a "C-" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 14th, the Supreme Court of Illinois has rejected the Illinois AG's motion. See more...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Law - Law prof gives Illinois AG's brief a "C-"

PEOPLE OF THE STATE OF ILLINOIS V. ROD BLAGOJEVICH, GOVERNOR OF ILLINOIS Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan has posted online...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 14, 2008

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Law - Update on: Kentucky Attorney accused of posting bonds

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 9th, Andrew Wolfson reported in the Louisville Courier Journal yesterday:Louisville attorney William O. Ayers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 13, 2008

Law - Still more on "Kentucky Tests State's Reach Against Online Gambling" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 15th, there are several reports today. Brandon Oriz of the Lexington Herald-Leader writes today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 13, 2008

Friday, December 12, 2008

Law - Traffic and red light cameras ruled constitutional by federal judge in Akron case

Laura Johnston of the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported Wednesday: Akron -- Opponents of traffic-enforcement cameras are running out of arguments...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 12, 2008

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Law - More on: SEC's Division of Enforcement issues a 122-page Enforcement Manual

Updaitng this Nov. 5th ILB entry is this Law.com story today by Harold K. Gordon and Tracy V. Schaffer, headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 11, 2008

Law - Still more on "Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody"

Updating this Dec. 9th ILB entry, an editorial today in the Christian Science Monitor, headed "Shock and gall in Illinois:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 11, 2008

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Law - More on "Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody" [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from this morning, here is the 78-page criminal complaint, thanks to the Chicago Tribune. [Updated 12/10/08]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Law - "Feds take Gov. Blagojevich into custody"

The Chicago Tribune is reporting: "Gov. Rod Blagojevich and his chief of staff were arrested today by FBI agents on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Law - Kentucky Attorney accused of posting bonds

Indiana has bail bondsmen - they are the subject of several earlier ILB entries. Kentucky does not have bail bondsmen,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Law - Utah's Legislative records on archive's Web site

On Dec. 3, an ILB entry headed "Report on the current status of the Indiana statutes on the General Assembly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Saturday, December 06, 2008

Law - Chicago Mayor Dailey privatizes City parking meters

A interesting story in the Sun-Times this morning, reported by Fran Speilman, begins:No wonder Mayor Daley is so touchy about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 06, 2008

Friday, December 05, 2008

Law - More on "Victory for wine lovers sours as Michigan tries again to ban direct shipping"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 29th, the Michigan House of Representatives has voted to bar wine shipments to consumers....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 05, 2008

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Courts - "if an emoticon amounts to government inducement, then an exclamation point must be, too"

To understand the context, see this WSJ Law Blog entry, headed "Emoticons on Trial at the Nebraska Supreme Court."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 04, 2008

Law - Just out: 2nd GAO report on TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program)

The GAO has just released a 24-page report, subtitled "Status of Efforts to Address Defaults and Foreclosures on Home Mortgages."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 04, 2008

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Law - "A simple checklist for legislators to follow that could dramatically reduce the number of unnecessary lawsuits"

Peter H. Schuck, a professor at Yale Law School, a very interesting article in The American Lawyer. It begins:Every once...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Law - Just out: GAO report on TARP (Troubled Asset Relief Program)

The GAO has just released a 72-page report, subtitled "Additional Actions Needed to Better Ensure Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Law - "Obama To Tackle Explosion In Federal Contracts"

Outsourcing government work - the explosion in government contracts under the Bush administration - is the subject of a two-part...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 02, 2008

Saturday, November 29, 2008

Law - "Victory for wine lovers sours as Michigan tries again to ban direct shipping"

Updating this long list of ILB entries on wine shipping, including this most recent entry from Nov. 1st headed "Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 29, 2008

Friday, November 28, 2008

Law - "Pro Se Litigants: On the Rise and Mucking Things Up"

That is the heading to this WSJ Law Blog entry today, written by Jennifer Forsyth. She references this AP story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 28, 2008

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Law - Still more on: "Lawyers worry about liability if banks holding client trust accounts fail"

Updating earlier ILB entries, the most recent here, Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal is reporting, in a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Law - "Grinches target Light Up Louisville"

The Louisville Courier Journal today has this not surprising story. My first thought when I read the report was -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Law - "'You take the house!' 'No, You take the house.' 'I don't want it, you take it.'"

Monica Hatcher's story in the Nov. 15th Miami Herald is headed "When couples split, the home is a hot potato:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Law - More on "Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights"

Updating this ILB entry from July 31, quoting a Washington Post story that began:A Bush administration proposal aimed at protecting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Law - "Administration Moves to Protect Key Appointees: Political Positions Shifted To Career Civil Service Jobs"

Juliet Eilperin and Carol D. Leonnig of the Washington Post report today in a story that begins:Just weeks before leaving...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Law - "Caught in the legal recession? - ABA Journal Survey"

The ABA Journal is surveying lawyers about the job market and the current state of the economy. Follow this link...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Law - More on "Kentucky Tests State's Reach Against Online Gambling"

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 9th, Stephenie Steitzer of the Louisville Courier-Journal reports:FRANKFORT, Ky. -- The Court of Appeals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 15, 2008

Friday, November 14, 2008

Law - Cloak of executive powers may follow Bush out of office

That according to a story by Charlie Savage published yesterday in the NY Times that begins:When a Congressional committee subpoenaed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 14, 2008

Law - Hoosier native named as Biden's top aid

From the Washington Post, a story by Ceci Connolly. Some quotes:Vice President-elect Joseph R. Biden Jr. turned to one of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 14, 2008

Law - More on "Democrats Eye Bush Midnight Regulations"

Updating this ILB entry from Nov. 11th, Erika Lovley and Ryan Grim of Politico had a lengthy story Nov. 12th,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 14, 2008

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Law - "Fed Defies Transparency Aim in Refusal to Disclose" [Updated twice]

Mark Pittman, Bob Ivry and Alison Fitzgerald of Bloomberg News report in a lengthy story: Nov. 10 (Bloomberg) -- The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Law - "Democrats Eye Bush Midnight Regulations"

Cindy Skrzycki, business columnist who writes the column, The Regulators, for the Washington Post, has an important article today that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Law - "Obama Lawyers Ready Their Plan for DOJ"

Joe Palazzolo of Legal Times reports today in a story that begins:For more than a month, a squad of lawyers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 10, 2008

Sunday, November 09, 2008

Law - "Foreclosures Pick Pockets of Homeowners Associations"

Elizabeth Razzi has this report in today's Washington Post that begins:If you live in a neighborhood that has a homeowners...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 09, 2008

Friday, November 07, 2008

Law - "Push to Expand Voter Rolls and Early Balloting in U.S. " [Updated]

This lengthy story by Ian Urbina was on the front-page of my NY Times this morning, but appears as an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 07, 2008

Law - Still more on "Neb. Officials: Parents Misusing Infant Drop-Off Law"

Updating earlier ILB entries (start here), Erika D. Smith of the Indianapolis Star has a story today headed "Indiana boy,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 07, 2008

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Law - "An Early Line on Legal Slots in Obama Administration "

Marisa McQuilken and Brian Katkin of Legal Times run though some of the regulatory agency and Justice Department speculation in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 06, 2008

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Law - SEC's Division of Enforcement issues a 122-page Enforcement Manual

Amy Walsh of the New York Law Journal has a long article today headed "New SEC Enforcement Manual: Better Late...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Law - Social issues on the ballot

How Appealing has a rundown, here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 05, 2008

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Law - "As Building Projects Collapse, Suits Pile Up"

Lynne Marek of The National Law Journal reported yesterday on the legal aspects of the commercial building crisis. Some quotes:Litigation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Law - "Online Law Grads: Older, No Slackers"

Karen Sloan of The National Law Journal has a long and interesting story today on online law schools. A sample:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Sunday, November 02, 2008

Law - "Was There a Loan It Didn’t Like?"

The NY Times Pulitzer-winning business and finance editor Gretchen Morgenson has a long column today about the testimony of former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 02, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

Law - More on: Judge orders Michigan to Allow Wine Shipping by Out-of-State Retailers

Dan & Krista Stockman, authors of Uncorked - A column for those who want to love wine, but don't know...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 01, 2008

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Law - Fort Wayne paper's editorial on "The right to vote"

Well worth reading, access it here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 30, 2008

Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Law - "Get Ready to Relearn the ADA"

An important heads-up article today in Legal Times, reported by Lawrence Lorber, Fredric C. Leffler and Samantha Morris. It begins:Get...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Friday, October 24, 2008

Law - "The Lawyers Who May Run America"

The November 2008 issue of the ABAJournal has two articles on the lawyers who may run America: if Obama is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 24, 2008

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Law - Jenner & Block "shows 10 partners the door"

Lynne Marek of The National Law Journal has a story that begins:CHICAGO — Jenner & Block, following in the footsteps...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Monday, October 20, 2008

Law - "Walgreens Begins Retail Sale of Identigene DNA Paternity Test Kit"

From Market Watch, this news release from Identigene. Some quotes: SALT LAKE CITY, Oct 20, 2008 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Identigene...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 20, 2008

Friday, October 17, 2008

Law - Chicago firms laying off attorneys and staff

Ameet Sachdev of the Chicago Tribune reports:Two Chicago law firms fired attorneys this week, and more layoffs loom as firms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 17, 2008

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Law - "Lawyers worry about liability if banks holding client trust accounts fail"

An article in The National Law Journal, by Julie Kay, begins:Following the failure of California's IndyMac and the very real...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 09, 2008

Law - "Kentucky Tests State's Reach Against Online Gambling"

Stephenie Steitzer of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today on a much-watched lawsuit going on in Kentucky:FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 09, 2008

Law - Voting Access In 10 Key States

NPR's Fresh Air had this story yesterday:A new report issued by the nonpartisan advocacy group Common Cause gauges the voting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 09, 2008

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Law - Latham & Watkins represented Eli Lilly in ImClone deal

See the report by Zach Lowe in The American Lawyer....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Law - "Legal professionals shed light on mental illnesses"

Deborah Yetter of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today in a story that begins:By last year, University of Louisville law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 06, 2008

Friday, October 03, 2008

Law - More on "Neb. Officials: Parents Misusing Infant Drop-Off Law"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 29th, my copy of the printed NY Times today has a page 1 story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 03, 2008

Law - Judge orders Michigan to Allow Wine Shipping by Out-of-State Retailers [Updated]

Dan & Krista Stockman, authors of Uncorked - A column for those who want to love wine, but don't know...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 03, 2008

Law - A lone dissenter in Indiana weighed in against SEC rule change

A reader has pointed me to an intriguing reference in a NY Times story today by Stephen Labaton that is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 03, 2008

Thursday, October 02, 2008

Law - "Registration lawsuits could shape election"

Tim Jones has an interesting story today in the Chicago Tribune that begins:In a furious, multistate campaign raging far from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 02, 2008

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Law - Law prof creates useful websites for his students and others

Douglas O. Linder, Elmer Powell Peer Professor of Law, University of Missouri- K. C. School of Law, has created a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Monday, September 29, 2008

Law - More on: "Tech activist takes on governments over 'copyrighted' laws"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 26th, two new stories today: "Who Owns the Law? Arguments May Ensue " is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 29, 2008

Law - "Neb. Officials: Parents Misusing Infant Drop-Off Law"

From NPR's Morning Edition this morning:A new law intended to protect abandoned infants in Nebraska is having an unexpected effect....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 29, 2008

Sunday, September 28, 2008

Law - Text of the bailout bill [Updated]

[Updated 9/29/08] Here is the 110-page, publicly accessible "Discussion Draft" posted by the WSJ. Here is the same, via the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 28, 2008

Law - "Companies increasingly adopt gay-friendly policies"

Dana Hunsinger reports today in the Indianapolis Star:Large corporations are finding it increasingly important to create a welcoming environment for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 28, 2008

Thursday, September 25, 2008

Law - "In scattered cases, state regulation of reproductive rights remains a part of the legal culture"

Dan Slater has an interesting article today in the Wall Street Journal, beginning with discussion of forced sterilization for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 25, 2008

Law - "Tech activist takes on governments over 'copyrighted' laws"

Updating these earlier ILB entries on making building codes and similar documents available online, CNET's Declan McCullagh has a great...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 25, 2008

Law - Article titled "What states can and should do to reduce illegal immigration"

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 18th, headed "Courts - 9th Circuit upholds Arizona immigration law imposing employer sanctions," a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 25, 2008

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Law - "Authentic Legal Information in the Digital Age"

The American Association of Law Libraries has a long and very useful online resource collecting together many articles, including a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Law - "Wine Lovers See Red Over State Laws That Restrict Home Delivery of Bottles"

"Wine Lovers See Red Over State Laws That Restrict Home Delivery of Bottles" is the headline to this story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Law - Brush up on your election law knowledge

The ABA has a website designed both for the public and for attorneys. The main page provides information for voters....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Monday, September 22, 2008

Law - More on: Text of Draft Proposal for Bailout Plan

Updating this ILB entry from earlier this morning: "Dodd, Democrats Question Lack of Court Access in Rescue Plan ," a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 22, 2008

Law - Text of Draft Proposal for Bailout Plan

Here, from the Sept. 20 NY Times, is the brief text of the proposed bailout legislation. Here is Sec. 8:Sec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 22, 2008

Sunday, September 21, 2008

Law - One of the "retirement states" grants reciprocity, kind of

From the Sept. 18th Arizona Republic, a story by Craig Harris:After a nearly two-year wait, a Phoenix attorney has persuaded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 21, 2008

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Law - "NCAA pre-screening gets attention in USC case involving O.J. Mayo"

Lance Pugmire of the LA Times reports today:When allegations surfaced this year that USC basketball star O.J. Mayo had received...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Monday, September 15, 2008

Law - Lawyers' shark sign grandfathered under new sign ordinance

Here is the story from the Charleston Post & Courier, reported by Edward C. Fennell, which you will want to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 15, 2008

Law - California demands site stop posting building code and other California laws online

Recall earlier ILB entries on copyrighted building codes, from August 7th, Sept. 2nd, and Sept. 3rd. Today the Washington Times...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 15, 2008

Sunday, September 14, 2008

Law - Will law school texts be replaced by the Kindle?

It is in the talking stages, according to this story by Andrea Jones, a reporter for Seatle PI. The headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 14, 2008

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Law - Still more on: Florida defense attorneys demand source code of breath analyzers

Updating this ILB entry from March 2, 2006, Kim Smith of the Arizona Daily Star reported today in a long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 13, 2008

Law - "In Digital Age, Federal Files Blip Into Oblivion"; state files too

A lengthy and important story today in the NY Times, written by Robert Pear. Some quotes:Countless federal records are being...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 13, 2008

Friday, September 12, 2008

Law - "Settlement Over Target's Web Site Marks a Win for ADA Plaintiffs"

Evan Hill of The Recorder published this story August 28th. It caught my eye at the time, but today there...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 12, 2008

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Law - "Amazon gets into wine"

This should be interesting. The Wall Street Journal has this brief story today, by Mylene Mangalindan and Julia Flynn Siler....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 11, 2008

Law - "Ky. high court weighing how to apply new self-defense law"

"Lethal force", "no retreat", "castle law", there are a lot of different names for the law Indiana and Kentucky both...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 11, 2008

Saturday, September 06, 2008

Law - "Harsh Words Die Hard on the Web": Students at Yale Law and Indiana University Feel Effects of Anonymous Attacks

First, the Yale Law back-story: In a lengthy March 7, 2007 front-page Washington Post article, Ellen Nakashima reported:She graduated Phi...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 06, 2008

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Law - "Big corporations touting the use of minority- and women-owned law firms"

Lynne Marek of The National Law Journal reported Wednesday on big corporations touting the use of minority- and women-owned law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 04, 2008

Sunday, August 31, 2008

Law - "Police Using G.P.S. Units as Evidence in Crimes"

That is the headline to this AP article published today in the NY Times. Some quotes:Like millions of motorists, Eric...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 31, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Law - More on: US News Law School ranking system may be changed

If you read the entry earlier today with interest, you may want to check it again -- I've updated it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Law - US News Law School ranking system may be changed [Updated]

The WSJ reports today, in a front-page story by Amir Efrati headlined "Law School Rankings Reviewed to Deter 'Gaming,'" that:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Law - Still more on "Loan repayment assistance programs progress"

Updating earlier ILB entries on the John R. Justice Prosecutors and Defenders Act, Julianna Parker of the Norman Oklahoma Transcript...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 26, 2008

Monday, August 25, 2008

Law - "E-book publisher to pay $50K to settle piracy claim"

Tom Spalding of the Indianapolis Star reports in a story that begins:Web-based self-publishing specialist Author Solutions of Bloomington has agreed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 25, 2008

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Law - Legal resumes of potential vice presidential candidates

American Lawyer has a story looking at the legal resumes of potential vice presidential candidates. For examples:[Evan] Bayh, 52, started...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Law - "Plaintiffs' Lawyers Fight Restrictions On Product-Liability Suits"

From today's WSJ, an article by Alicia Mundy on the upcoming:Supreme Court case, Wyeth v. Levine, which is to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Law - "Are Contingency-Fee Arrangement Between an Attorney General and a Private Law Firm Illegal?"

Tobacco litigation. Asbestos litigation. Lead paint litigation. An interesting article today on Findlaw.com by Anthony J. Sebok, a Professor at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Monday, August 11, 2008

Law - More on "Loan repayment assistance programs progress"

Updating this ILB entry from March 27th, the AP is reporting, in a story with an Oklahoma slant, but one...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 11, 2008

Law - Kentucky prosecutor charges husband with murder after wife kills herself; likened to Indiana case

From a long story today by Jason Riley in the Louisville Courier Journal:During a drunken argument with her husband on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 11, 2008

Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Law - Law librarian comments on the law student "search" mentality

The Houston Chronicle had a feature August 1st on DeCarlous Spearman, law library director at Texas Southern University's Thurgood Marshall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Ind. Law - Attorney Alan T. Nolan, 85, dies

Today's Indianapolis Star contains the obituary of Alan T. Nolan, prominent Indianapolis attorney and historian, who practiced 45 years with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Monday, August 04, 2008

Law - Employee cellphones a fringe beneifit, per IRS

From a July 28th story by Jim Puzzanghera of the Los Angeles Times:Times and technology have changed. Federal tax rules...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 04, 2008

Sunday, August 03, 2008

Law - Strict Construction & Judicial Acitivism.

Lawrence B. Solum, John E. Cribbet Professor of Law & Professor of Philosophy at the University of Illinois College of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 03, 2008

Law - "If You Run a Red Light, Will Everyone Know?"

That is the headline to an essay today in the NY Times, written by Brad Stone, who covers Internet trends...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 03, 2008

Thursday, July 31, 2008

Law - "Workers' Religious Freedom vs. Patients' Rights"

Rob Stein of the Washington Post has a lengthy story today that begins:A Bush administration proposal aimed at protecting health-care...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 31, 2008

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Law - "Conflicting Gay Marriage Laws Cause Headaches for Companies"

Some quotes from an article by Sherry Karabin in Corporate Counsel:California wasn't the first state to legalize same-sex marriage; Massachusetts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Sunday, July 27, 2008

Law - More on "Who Killed Chandra Levy?"

The Washington Post's multi-part series on the Chandra Levy murder has now concluded. Today the Post's ombudsman, Deborah Howell, begins...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 27, 2008

Friday, July 25, 2008

Law - Killer countertops?

"What’s Lurking in Your Countertop? " was the headline to this NY Times story by Kate Murphy yesterday. Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 25, 2008

Monday, July 21, 2008

Law - "Perverted Justice" praised in Kentucky

"Online sex stings in Kentucky win praise" is the headline to a lengthy story by Jason Riley Riley in today's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 21, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Law - "Who Killed Chandra Levy?"

The Washington Post today begins a 12-part investigation into the death of Washington intern Chandra Levy. From "About this Series":The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 13, 2008

Law - Soul singer James Brown and the right of publicity

NPR's Morning Edition last Friday had a fascinating, nearly 6-minute feature on the right of publicity. You may read or...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 13, 2008

Thursday, July 10, 2008

Law - Chicago: "The winners in city scandals? The lawyers "

A long story today by Tim Novak, Art Golab and others today in the Chicago Sun-Times begins:As City Hall's scandals...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 10, 2008

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Ind. Law - More on: "Indy Law Firm moves beyond its nightmare"

This morning the ILB quoted from John Ketzenberger's story in the Indianapolis Star:The partners made an undisclosed cash payment to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Law - "In One Ohio County, Golf Carts Patrol Streets"

From NPR's All Things Considered yesterday, this story, to which you may listen here:Some sheriff deputies in Fairfield County, Ohio,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Law - Do sex offender laws make homelessness a crime?

Bill Rankin of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported yesterday:Georgia's sex-offender registry law should be struck down as unconstitutional because it makes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Law - "Ave Maria School of Law Dodges Bullet, Retains Accreditation"

For those following news of the Ave Maria Law School (which the ILB covered for a time last year because...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 03, 2008

Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Law - Indiana-born civil rights lawyer Thomas Atkins dies

In an article today in the South Bend Tribune, Laureen Fagan, writes:Elkhart native and nationally prominent civil rights lawyer Thomas...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Monday, June 30, 2008

Law - "N.C. legislators debate golf carts as transportation as gas prices remain near $4 a gallon"

The Wilmington NC StarNews had this story Sunday, reported by Joe Johnson, that begins Raleigh | Golf cart owners who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 30, 2008

Friday, June 20, 2008

Law - Northwestern University School of Law plans to offer 2-year program [Updated]

Jodi S. Cohen of the Chicago Tribune reports today in a story that begins:In a move that could shake up...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 20, 2008

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Law - "California cellphone law may be more costly than the $20 fine"

Another California story, but something to keep in mind. Indiana has no state-wide law, but Gary has an ordinance -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 19, 2008

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Law - E-mail has changed the legal landscape

NPR's Morning Edition had an interesting story this morning titled "E-Mail, the Workplace and the Electronic Paper Trail" by Ari...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Law - Kentucky state government changes policy on blogs

From the Lexington Herald-Leader, a brief report today:A political blogger whose Web site was blocked on state government computers by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Saturday, June 14, 2008

Law - Interesting procedural details of NCAA infraction hearing

Mark Alesia of the Indianapolis Star had a lengthy, detailed story Friday on the NCAA Committee on Infractions meeting Friday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 14, 2008

Saturday, June 07, 2008

Law - More on: DOJ moves to improve immigration judges, after months of criticism

This Aug. 10, 2006 ILB entry is essential background for today's entry. Today's entry is a speech given by Judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 07, 2008

Thursday, June 05, 2008

Law - Lawsuits Test Associational Discrimination Under the ADA

"Lawsuits Test Disabilities Act: Two Cases Cite Little-Known Protections For People Who Aren't Disabled But Care For Those Who Are,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 05, 2008

Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Law - "A Deluge of Law Schools"

Leigh Jones of The National Law Journal writes today:As many as 10 new law schools are in the works, with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 04, 2008

Monday, June 02, 2008

Law - "Gossip blogs bedevil law firms"

Leigh Jones of the National Law Journal has a long article today that begins:Many of the nation's most renowned law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 02, 2008

Friday, May 30, 2008

Law - More on: E-mails and the statutes of frauds

Updating this ILB entry from May 22nd, FindLaw has an article by law prof Anita Ramasastry titled "A New York...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 30, 2008

Thursday, May 29, 2008

Law - "37 fired attorneys at Sonnenschein represent about 5 percent of the firm's 691 lawyers"

The Chicago Tribune reports today:Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, one of Chicago's biggest corporate firms, broke with that tradition Wednesday, acknowledging...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 29, 2008

Monday, May 26, 2008

Law - "Technical glitch" necessitates farm bill do-over

This ILB entry is not about the pros or cons of the farm bill, but about how a technical glitch...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 26, 2008

Law - "Exemptions for Charities Face New Challenges"

So reads the headline to this lengthy, front-page story by Stephanie Strom in today NY Times. Some quotes:RED WING, Minn....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 26, 2008

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Law - E-mails and the statutes of frauds

Although based on New York law, this article, "E-Mail Meets the Statute of Frauds", by Stephen M. Kramarsky New York...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 22, 2008

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Law - "U.S. Legal Work Booms in India: New Outsourcing Industry Is Growing 60 Percent Annually" triggered by E-discovery rules

Rama Lakshmi of the Washington Post Foreign Service reports today:GURGAON, India -- When Aashish Sharma graduated from law school two...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 11, 2008

Thursday, May 08, 2008

Courts - "Having access to case status throughout the pipeline is enabling lawyers to better advocates"

My friend Diana Skaggs, of the excellent Kentucky Divorce Law Journal, has an entry today that is applicable to all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 08, 2008

Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Law - Interesting juxtaposition of legal views this week

Earlier this week the ILB pointed to Justice Scalia's 60 Minutes interview. After reading Jon Murray's story in the Indianapolis...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Monday, April 28, 2008

Law - More on "Ave Maria Law Wants To Sell Its Naming Rights"

Updating this entry from Dec. 19, 2007, a brief article by Julie Kay in today's National Law Journal is headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 28, 2008

Saturday, April 26, 2008

Law - U.S. Senate kills bill to right the wrongs of Ledbetter

Remember Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co ., the Supreme Court decision from last May, where, to quote Steven...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 26, 2008

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Law - Another update on efforts to receive compensation for land taken to build Kentucky Camp Breckenridge

This ILB entry from May 22, 2007 began:The ILB has had four earlier entries about Kentucky families' "long legal fight...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 20, 2008

Monday, April 14, 2008

Law - "Law Firms Curtail Associate Programs As Economy Slows"

That is the headline to this story ($$$) this morning by Ashby Jones of the WSJ. It begins:For associates at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 14, 2008

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Law - Interesting business model

Sheri Qualters of The National Law Journal has a story today that begins:E. James Perullo realized that switching from an...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 10, 2008

Monday, April 07, 2008

Law - Look at your charge receipt; it's likely you too can bring a class action

"Landslide of Suits Over Data on Receipts: 16-month-old statute decried as a 'gotcha' law brings 300 class actions," is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 07, 2008

Law - More on "High Stakes for Regulated Industry in Supreme Court Pre-emption Cases"

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 1, 2007, and this list of entries on protecting drug makers from lawsuits, Gardiner...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 07, 2008

Saturday, April 05, 2008

Law - Adam Liptak to succeed Linda Greenhouse at NYT

Updating this March 27th ILB entry reporting that Linda Greenhouse had accepted a buyout package from the NYT, there is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 05, 2008

Thursday, April 03, 2008

Law - "Lawyers Fight DNA Samples Gained on Sly"

A long and very interesting front-page NY Times article today on “surreptitious sampling” of DNA, reported by Amy Harmon. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2008

Law - "Private data tossed in the trash by businesses trigger a crackdown"

Tresa Baldas of The National Law Journal writes today in a story that begins:Shred it, or regret it. That's the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 03, 2008

Monday, March 31, 2008

Law - "Foreclosure Machine Thrives on Woes"

The NY Times had a very long, front-page article Sunday explaining how mortgage servicers and law firms specializing in default...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 31, 2008

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Law - "Loan repayment assistance programs progress"

From a February article in the ABA's "Your ABA":The House of Representatives passed its version of the Higher Education Act...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Law - "Rising toll revives helmet issue"

The Indianapolis Star has a story today by John Yaukey and Robert Benincasa of Gannett News Service reporting:WASHINGTON -- Death...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Law - More on: NYT reporter Linda Greenhouse may move on

Updating this Feb. 29 ILB entry quoting an AP story that "Linda Greenhouse, who has covered the Supreme Court for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 27, 2008

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Law - "1.8 million pages of federal case law online, free of copyright or other restrictions, including all U.S. Supreme Court cases and all federal circuit decisions since 1950"

Robert J. Ambrogi of Law Technology News has a very informative column today on the "Online Legal Research Revolution."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Law - A primer on how subprimes "work"

The Volokh Conspiracy this afternoon points to an "informative and amusing cartoon guide to the subprime debacle."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Law - Pretty astonishing

The NYT is reporting: "ALBANY - Gov. Eliot Spitzer has informed his most senior administration officials that he had been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 10, 2008

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Law - "Legal Aid Society of Evansville, and other members of the association offered their services as busboys, servers and dishwashers"

Kate Braser of the Evansville C&P reports:A group of about 30 attorneys participated in the event, which kicked off the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 05, 2008

Friday, February 29, 2008

Law - NYT reporter Linda Greenhouse may move on

The AP reported yesterday:Linda Greenhouse, who has covered the Supreme Court for The New York Times for 30 years, said...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 29, 2008

Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Law - Metadata, can you get it, can you use it?

Marcia Coyle of The National Law Journal reported an interesting story on metadata last week. Some quotes from the long...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Law - WSJ Law Blog interviews Sampson's lawyer

Dan Slater of the WSJ Law Blog has posted an entry this afternoon titled "A Q&A With Mike Glazer: The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Law - Professor says suits over formaldehyde in trailers are likely to focus more on manufacturers than dealers

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 19th ("FEMA offers refunds on toxic trailers") and this one from Sept. 28, 2005...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Law - New movie about the legal profession

A review of the George Clooney movie, Michael Clayton, appears in today's Slate....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Thursday, February 14, 2008

Law - Incredible but true! "Kentuckians rejected Lincoln presidency"

Louisville Courier Journal columnist Bob Hill writes today:Somewhere in Kentucky's mad bicentennial birthday rush toward further deification of Abraham Lincoln,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 14, 2008

Saturday, January 26, 2008

Law - "Feeling Misled on Home Price, Buyers Are Suing Their Agent"

An interesting story reported by David Streitfeld in the Tuesday, Jan. 22nd NY Times. Are are some quotes:CARLSBAD, Calif. —...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 26, 2008

Friday, January 25, 2008

Law - New blog on criminal law launched

The Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law has started a blog, OSJCL Amici: Views from the Field, described as:A first-of-its-kind,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 25, 2008

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Law - "Foreclosures Prompt Cities to Make Plea for Aid"

A troubling article today in the NY Times, reported by Ian Urbina, on how the subprime collapse is crippling the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 24, 2008

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Law - "Federal regulators have proposed requiring the alcoholic-beverage industry to put nutrition and alcohol-content labels on their containers"

"Alcohol Labeling Proposal Sets Off a Brawl" is the headline of Cindy Skrzycki's Washington Post column, The Regulators, this week....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Law - Should government employees be deleting their emails?

This month's issue of Governing.com has an important article by Ellen Perlman titled "Delete at Your Own Risk: Governments need...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Monday, January 21, 2008

Law - "Bella is bewildered about blogs"

A reader has pointed me to this 26-page booklet by a Wisconsin reference librarian. It begins:Once upon a time,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 21, 2008

Law - "Reading the law" not enough to take bar exam in most states

A story by Jerry Harkavy of the AP, that appeared this weekend in the Boston Globe, reported:Self-taught lawyers have all...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 21, 2008

Friday, January 18, 2008

Law - "Lawyer-Client Relationships Can Arise From Legal Hotline Calls, NJ Panel Rules"

Mary Pat Gallagher'sreport today via the New Jersey Law Journal begins:Lawyers who answer legal hotlines can't rely on a disclaimer...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 18, 2008

Monday, January 14, 2008

Law - More on: Mortgage servicing company "recreates" letters

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 8th, Peter Lattman of the WSJ Law Blog reports today that a number of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 14, 2008

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Law - "The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet"

The Washington Post this morning had a Q & A with:Daniel J. Solove, associate law professor at George Washington University...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 10, 2008

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Law - Mortgage servicing company "recreates" letters

Don't miss this, especially if you do any consumer bankruptcy work. It involves lenders pursuing "borrowers for additional money after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Law - "Most political law schools"

The new National Jurist (Jan. 2008) has an article titled "Most Political Law Schools." In the "Students Lean to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Law - "Law School Ranking by Starting Salaries of Graduates"

TaxProf Blog today quotes from the new National Jurist article ranking law schools by starting salaries of grads. The chart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Sunday, January 06, 2008

Law - How the professions of law and medicine are changing

A feature today in the NY Times by Alex Williams is headlined "The Falling-Down Professions." If is about how the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 06, 2008

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Law - "A Taxing Issue: What to Render Unto Whom?"

A timely article today ($$$) on the front page of the Marketplace section of the Wall Street Journal, given the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Law - "Same-Sex Divorce Challenges the Legal System: Most States Lack Law, Precedent To Settle Issues"

Dafna Linzer of the Washington Post has a lengthy report today -- here are some quotes:When her three-year-old marriage broke...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Monday, December 31, 2007

Law - Does anyone else find this off-putting?

On Dec. 14, 2007, I received a letter from LexisNexis headed "Martindale-Hubbell Institutes a Peer Review Ratings Administration Fee." About...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 31, 2007

Saturday, December 29, 2007

Law - "Attorneys often avoid medical malpractice suits because California limits 'pain and suffering' awards to $250,000"

The caption under the photo or a doctor in surgical gear on today's LA Times front-page reads:Once an advocate of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 29, 2007

Thursday, December 27, 2007

Law - "Documents of Library in Boston to Go on Web"

John Markoff reports today in the NY Times:The historical record of the United States government will soon be more accessible....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Law - Where do the presidential candidates stand on signing statements?

Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe has written an article on where the candidates stand on signing statements, based on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 23, 2007

Friday, December 21, 2007

Law - More on "Louisville panel opposes panhandling ordinance"

"Metro Council OKs restrictions on panhandling" is the headline to a story today in the Louisville Courier Journal reported by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 21, 2007

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Law - "Ave Maria Law Wants To Sell Its Naming Rights"

Here are links to some earlier ILB entries on Ave Maria Law School. Today it looks like there is chance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Monday, December 17, 2007

Law - Proposal would give the administration veto power over any JAG promotion or appointment

Fort Wayne native and Pulitzer prize-winning Boston Globe reporter Charlie Savage (presidential signing statements), wrote Sunday that the Bush administration...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 17, 2007

Saturday, December 15, 2007

Not Law - "The National Press Club has elected The Journal Gazette’s Sylvia Smith as its next president"

Pretty prestigious! And we can expect to see a lot of her on C-SPAN now. Read the story here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 15, 2007

Friday, December 14, 2007

Law - "Misclassification of Independent Contractors and Employees Can Be Expensive"

This is a useful article by Carla J. Rozycki and Darren M. Mungerson of Jenner & Block, setting out the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 14, 2007

Law - "GPS Privacy Concerns Hard to Navigate"

NPR's Talk of the Nation had a very interesting 30 minute segment earlier this week titled "GPS Privacy Concerns Hard...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 14, 2007

Law - 4th Amendment Roadmap Podcasts

Check it out - recommended by Orin Kerr of the Volokh Conspiracy: The Federal Law Enforcement Training Center podcasts providing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 14, 2007

Law - "Dealing With the Legal Profession's Generation Gaps"

Here are some quotes from an enlightening article by Douglas B. Richardson of the Law Firm Partnership & Benefits Report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 14, 2007

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Law - "Bankruptcy Lawyers Behaving Badly"

Robert Loblaw of the blog, Decision of the Day, had an interesting entry yesterday on the 9th Circuit's decision in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Law - "Louisville panel opposes panhandling ordinance"

Dan Klepal of the Louisville Courier Journal has a story today about a proposed ordinance in Louisville:which aims to outlaw...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sunday, December 09, 2007

Law - Another take on massive suits against lead paint manufacturers

NY Times business columnist Joe Nocera's Saturday column in the NY Times is headed "The Pursuit of Justice, or Money?"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 09, 2007

Law - Lawyers Probed in ‘Pretext’ ID Theft

Martha Neil reports in the ABA Journal blog:Lawyers throughout the country reportedly may be investigated as part of a Washington...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 09, 2007

Friday, December 07, 2007

Law - More on "Justice Is Unequal for Parents Who Host Teen Drinking Parties"

Updating this ILB entry from July 4th, which quoted stories about cases in Virginia and Maryland, here is a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 07, 2007

Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Law - "Other countries have done away with the felony murder rule"

I remember how amazed many of us in Dean Cleon Faust's first-year Wrongs class in the 60s were to learn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 05, 2007

Saturday, December 01, 2007

Law - "High Stakes for Regulated Industry in Supreme Court Pre-emption Cases"

Marcia Coyle of the The National Law Journal wrote Friday on pre-emption cases before the Supreme Court this term:A concerted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 01, 2007

Friday, November 30, 2007

Law - Friday reading: How students enter law school with high-minded ideals and walk out the doors avaricious corporate lawyers

Two good posts this afternoon in the WSJ Blog: "Law Blog Advice Column: What Should Beirne Do?" is the first;...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 30, 2007

Thursday, November 29, 2007

Law - More on "Georgia's top court overturned a state law Wednesday that banned registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, churches and other areas where children congregate"

Updating this ILB entry from November 21st, Laura Bauer of the Kansas City Star reports today under the headling "Georgia...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 29, 2007

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Law - Brooke Russell Astor and Anna Nicole Smith

The Brooke Astor estate dispute promises to become the stuff of trusts and estates casebooks, moving along-side the Anna Nicole...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 28, 2007

Monday, November 26, 2007

Law - Resources on electronic discovery

Robert Ambrogi, Law Technology News, has posted two valuable columns linking to e-discovery resources: this one from Oct. 8, 2007,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 26, 2007

Sunday, November 25, 2007

Law - "Missouri high court to weigh the legality of at-home births" [Updated]

Kirsten Scharnberg of the Chicago Tribune reports today on midwifery in a long story datelined Kansas City, Mo. Here is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 25, 2007

Saturday, November 24, 2007

Environment - An update on outdoor wood-fired boilers

The ILB's first entry on wood-fired boilers was nearly two years ago. (Here is a list of all entries.) IDEM...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 24, 2007

Friday, November 23, 2007

Law - A good Friday story, 18-year-old easily passes dreaded California bar

The WSJ Blog had this entry earlier this week, about 18-Year-Old Kathleen Holtz passing the California Bar. By now there...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 23, 2007

Thursday, November 22, 2007

Law - Arizona ruling involving move to Indiana may derail grandparents' visitation rights in that state

Howard Fischer of the Arizona Business Gazette reports:A new court ruling could set back more than two decades of efforts...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 22, 2007

Law - As the volume of e-mail to Congress skyrockets, questions arise about computer generated messages

A long story in the Washington Post today by Jeffrey H. Birnbaum and Kim Hart begins by looking at e-mails...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 22, 2007

Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Law - "Georgia's top court overturned a state law Wednesday that banned registered sex offenders from living within 1,000 feet of schools, churches and other areas where children congregate" [Updated]

The AP report this afternoon by Greg Bluestein continues:"It is apparent that there is no place in Georgia where a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Law - "Women Lawyers to Watch"

The WSJ had a whole section yesterday on "50 Women to Watch." I think it is available online to non-subscribers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Monday, November 19, 2007

Law - "Even as symbolism, legal notice advertising in newspapers smells of another era, of telegrams and carbon paper"

A quote from Adam Liptak's "Sidebar" column today in the NY Times:Even the lawyer who placed the ad concedes that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 19, 2007

Law - "Lawyer Groups to Flag Cases Needing Review"

John Solomon reports in the Washington Post today:Two umbrella groups for criminal defense lawyers announced yesterday that they will independently...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 19, 2007

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Law - "Legal champion for the middle class"

The LA Times today has a "Sunday profile" by Kathy M. Kristof of "Ralph 'Jake' Warner [who] took the mystery...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 18, 2007

Saturday, November 17, 2007

Law - "In mass torts, who but the plaintiffs' lawyers really win?"

The NY Times business columnist, Joe Nocera, today has written a very interesting column on "the Vioxx litigation, which the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 17, 2007

Monday, November 12, 2007

Law - "Report urges open access to records for adult adoptees"

Bonnie Miller Rubin of the Chicago Tribune writes today in a lengthy story that begins:Few issues are more heatedly debated...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 12, 2007

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Ind. Law - "Should the Indiana General Assembly order a return to the 'certificate of need' program for hospitals?"

So asks this editorial today in the NWI Times. Some quotes:The question of how many hospitals Porter County needs --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 11, 2007

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Law - Stll more on: Lawyer in Kentucky schools case seeks fees, bonus

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 25th, Chris Kenning of the Louisville Courier Journal has a lengthy story this morning...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 10, 2007

Friday, November 09, 2007

Law - The life of a temp attorney

Reading for a Friday afternoon. This Volokh Conspiracy entry, and some interesting comments, all based on a story today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 09, 2007

Law - Trusts for pets, and other pet law information

"Lawyer Makes It Easier to Provide for Pets After Death" is the headline to an AP story dated Nov. 8th...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 09, 2007

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Not law but interesting - "Reagan library can't fully account for 80,000 artifacts"

C-SPAN has been running a wonderful series every Friday evening on hidden treasures in the Presidential Libraries. My favorite so...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 08, 2007

Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Law - Bankruptcy law changes and mortgage servicing fraud may heighten impact of mortgage crisis

"Bankruptcy Reform Bites Back:For consumers, debt relief is harder to come by. And that's adding to housing woes," is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Monday, November 05, 2007

Law - More on: Lafayette native Brian Lamb will be presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom this morning [Updated]

Updating the ILB entry from earlier today, you can now watch this morning's award ceremony here, via Real Video. See...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2007

Law - Lafayette native Brian Lamb will be presented the Presidential Medal of Freedom this morning

Max Showalter of the Lafayette Journal & Courier reports today:Twenty-eight years after C-SPAN was first broadcast on America's television sets,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 05, 2007

Saturday, November 03, 2007

Law - Still more on: Does Avowal of Fatherhood Impose an 'Equitable Paternity'

This lengthy ILB entry from March 18th began:Last month the ILB had an entry on this issue, noting that there...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 03, 2007

Friday, November 02, 2007

Law - Two interesting Wal-Mart stories for a Friday afternoon [Updated]

Both from the WSJ Blog: "Wal-Mart Strikes Back at Associate Salary Increases" - an entry this afternoon that begins:Before any...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2007

Law - "Lobbying rule changes have companies thinking twice about interaction with public officials"

Sonia P. Fois of Legal Times writes today under the headline "Companies, Beware! Taking a Congressman to Lunch Can Land...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2007

Law - "Law Firms Backing Away From Affiliate Businesses: A strategy that started in the '80s and '90s begins to fade with sell-offs"

An interesting article by Lynne Marek from The National Law Journal begins:Law firms once dreamed of owning separate businesses to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 02, 2007

Thursday, November 01, 2007

Law - "Woman to appeal decision against Muslim marriage contract"

Emily Zeugner of the AP reports, in a story that begins:COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A woman plans to challenge Ohio's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 01, 2007

Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Law - Two worth reading entries from WSJ Blog

" Should Law Schools Adopt the B-School Case Method?" posted Oct. 30, 2007 at 5:21 pm, with 42 comments so...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Law - "Many Teens Don't Know the Law About Sex"

Shannon McCaffrey of the AP had a story yesterday, dateline Atlanta, that reported:The tough Georgia law that sent Genarlow Wilson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Sunday, October 21, 2007

Law - Controversy over voting machines in Pennsylvania cites 2003 Indiana election

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review today has a story about problems with voting machines in some western Pennsylvania counties. A quote:"I don't...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 21, 2007

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Law - More on: Troubles continue for law school founded in 2000 by Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan

Updating this ILB entry from Sept. 10th, the WSJ Blog is reporting this afternoon continued troubles at the school, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 18, 2007

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Law - PBS' Frontline tonight explores VP Cheney's efforts to expand power of the presidency

Here is the blurb:For three decades, Vice President Dick Cheney has waged a secretive, and often bitter battle to expand...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Law - "Competing for Clients, and Paying by the Click"

This story from yesterday's NY Times amazed me. Legal columnist Adam Liptak writes this week about Google "per per click"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Law - Beyond googling: More and more, lawyers are using social networking sites as litigation tools

Vesna Jaksic of The National Law Journal has an informative article today, available via Law.com. Some quotes:At Malbrough & Lirette...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 15, 2007

Sunday, October 14, 2007

Law - A survey of several state public access laws, including Indiana's

Columnist Rox Laird of the DesMoines Register had a column this week on state public access laws, because an Iowa...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 14, 2007

Ind. Gov't. - NYT article surveys efforts to lease or sell state lotteries

Don't miss this major story in the NYT today (Sunday) by Nelson D. Schwartz and Ron Nixon. The story includes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 14, 2007

Friday, October 12, 2007

Law - Wine shipping and the dormant commerce clause

See this entry by Howard Bashman of How Appealing....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 12, 2007

Monday, October 08, 2007

Law - "Security Officials Seek to Block Some Online Maps"

An interesting story this morning on NPR, although not the first time it has come up .... Freedom of information...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 08, 2007

Friday, October 05, 2007

Law - "In Age-Bias Suit, Sidley To Pay Ex-Partners $27.5 Million"

So reports Peter Lattman in the WSJ Law Blog this afternoon. Some quotes:In a case closely followed by the legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 05, 2007

Friday, September 28, 2007

Law - "Ohio Wine Lovers to be Cut-off October 1" [Updated]

A press release from Free the Grapes begins:NAPA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--A new law effective Monday, October 1 will prevent Ohio wine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 28, 2007

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Law - NYT review of Charlie Savage's book on presidential power

Michiko Kakutani of the NY Times has a good review today of a new book the ILB has been reading,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Law - More on "The Dark Side of the Legal Job Market"

Updating yesterday's ILB entry on the WSJ story about the job market awaiting new attorneys, a reader has pointed out...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Law - More on: Lawyer in Kentucky schools case seeks fees, bonus

The SCOTUS ruling on June 28, 2007, where, per this Louisville Courier Journal story dated June 29th: "In a 5-4...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Monday, September 24, 2007

Law - "The Dark Side of the Legal Job Market"

"A Stingier Job Market Awaits New Attorneys" is the headline to the top story today (perhaps $$$) in the Wall...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 24, 2007

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Law - Pro-business interest group proposes "transparency code" for state attorneys general

Quotes from a press release issued yesterday by the American Tort Reform Association (ATRA):WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Monday, September 17, 2007

Law - Tax profs say Bill Belichick Can Deduct His $500,000 Fine under IRS Sec. 162 as a “trade or business expenses.”

See this WSJ Blog entry for details....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 17, 2007

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Law - "New York Subpoenas 5 Energy Companies"

Felicity Barringer and Danny Hakim report today in the NY Times in a story that begins:Attorney General Andrew M. Cuomo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 16, 2007

Law - "In Turnaround, Industries Seek U.S. Regulation"

Eric Lipton and Gardiner Harris of the NY Times have a lengthy story today. Here are some quotes:WASHINGTON, Sept. 15...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 16, 2007

Saturday, September 15, 2007

Law - How electonic evidence has transformed divorce

An important story today by Brad Stone on the front page of the NY Times. Some quotes:The age-old business of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 15, 2007

Law - "Who pays if your neighbor's tree damages your house? Va. High Court Breaks New Ground on Tree Liability"

Brigid Schulte of the Washington Post reports today in a lengthy story that begins:In the suburbs, there are few issues...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 15, 2007

Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Law - "Brokers welcome in Kentucky: Ruling opens state for real estate deals"

Here is a story the ILB missed last week -- the Louisville Courier Journal reported:In a sweeping ruling that frees...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Law - "Regulatory Preemption: Are Federal Agencies Usurping Congressional and State Authority?"

Cindy Skrzycki, who writes the weekly column, The Regulators, for the Washington Post, writes today about:the Bush administration's increasing use...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Monday, September 10, 2007

Law - Troubles continue for law school founded in 2000 by Domino’s Pizza founder Tom Monaghan

The ILB started covering Ave Maria law school last winter when there was a fleeting rumor that it might relocate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 10, 2007

Saturday, September 08, 2007

Law - Perfect storm hits real estate industry

A story in Friday's NY Times, reported by Katie Hafner, reports:“It’s a perfect storm for real estate agents,” said Glenn...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 08, 2007

Law - More on: Attorney who represented Seattle parents in a race-based lawsuit aims to recover his pro bono legal costs

More on this ILB entry from July 2, 2007, which included this quote from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:Seattle Public Schools, already...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 08, 2007

Law - Gun laws in court

"D.C. Case Could Shape Gun Laws: Supreme Court Is Asked to Uphold Ban" is the headline to a lengthy Sept....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 08, 2007

Friday, September 07, 2007

Law - There is hope for old lawyers!

"Desperately Seeking Seniors" is the heading of a long and fascinating story by Elizabeth Goldberg in The American Lawyer. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 07, 2007

Thursday, September 06, 2007

Law - Ohio federal judge rules sex offender living near school can't be evicted

Joe Milicia of Associated Press reports in a story in the Cincinnati Post:CLEVELAND - Authorities cannot evict a convicted rapist...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 06, 2007

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Law - " Authenticating E-Discovery As Evidence"

The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel has an article today on authenticating electronic evidence. A quote from the introduction: Recent precedent confirms...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Law - Federal Election Commission applies media exemption to political blogs

In a news release this afternoon, the FEC announcement begins:WASHINGTON – The Federal Election Commission announced today that it has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Law - Two fascinating economics articles today in NY Times

The ILB has spent a lot of mornings sitting around in waiting rooms lately, reading the paper. This diligence was...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Law - Legal aid in Louisville offering do-it-yourself divorce packet

Jason Riley reports today in the Louisville Courier Journal:[E]ase and affordability, along with the goal of reducing crowded dockets, led...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 04, 2007

Monday, September 03, 2007

Law - "Is the Future of Legal Scholarship in the Blogosphere?"

Margaret A. Schilt of Legal Times had an interesting article Friday titled "Is the Future of Legal Scholarship in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 03, 2007

Sunday, September 02, 2007

Law - Starting law school this month?

Then check out the WSJ Blog's entry "Advice For One Ls," which solicited advice from readers and so far has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 02, 2007

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Law - Illinois Governor sues over special sessions

Earlier this summer there were stories out of Illinois that the Governor had called their General Assembly into special session,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Law - Retirement planning for same-sex couples

Martha M. Hamilton, business columnist for the Washington Post, has a comprehensive article today on retirement planning for same-sex couples....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 26, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

Not law but interesting - "At a Family Gathering, an Internet Cafe Breaks Out"

Here is a fun article from today's NY Times, by Robert Mummert. It begins:I’VE always enjoyed filling our home with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 24, 2007

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Law - "Lawyers Gear Up Grand New Fees"

Nathan Koppel has a story ($$$) in the Wall Street Journal today on hourly rates of $1,000 per hour. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Law - Unsettled times at Ave Maria Law School

"Controversy Escalates Over Mich. Law School's Move: Professor suspended, and faculty protests intensify" is the headline to this story by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Law - Update on lead paint lawsuits

The ABA Journal has a brief but comprensive article today by Debra Cassens Weiss headed "Setbacks in Lead Paint Suits."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Law - Outlawing video game violence

"Courts Block Laws on Video Game Violence" is the headline to a story today by Seth Schiesel in the NY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Monday, August 20, 2007

Law - "A Quest to Get More Court Rulings Online, and Free"

John Markoff, technology reporter for the NY Times, writes today about "A Quest to Get More Court Rulings Online, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 20, 2007

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Ind. Law - New York has a good idea here

The ILB has posted many articles about interstate wine shipping, including this August 4th entry quoting from a Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 19, 2007

Friday, August 17, 2007

Law - "Multiple Lawsuits Allege Laxative Causes Kidney Failure"

Steve Karnowski of the AP has a story today that begins:A popular over-the-counter laxative used to flush out patients' bowels...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 17, 2007

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Law - Expanding a firm's pro bono services

"Lessons Learned in Boosting Pro Bono: Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher figured out what works best in a recent expansion of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 15, 2007

Sunday, August 12, 2007

Law - "Anti-Same-Sex Marriage Laws and Their Intended and Unintended Consequences"

Joanna Grossman, a professor of law at Hofstra University, has a Findlaw column this week on the Ohio Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Ind. Law - "Sorrell to teach journalism, English at city private school"

A story today by Megan Hubartt in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette begins: A local teacher who was barred from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Law - "A little-noted side effect of the property boom of the past decade has been the real-estate-enabled divorce"

That is a quote from a story today in the NY Times titled "Buy Low, Divorce High." More from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Law - "Students pay; Sallie Mae pays off big"

The ILB has had a number of entries on Sallie Mae, the nationwide student loan scandals, and the crisis in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 12, 2007

Friday, August 10, 2007

Law - Nationally known conservative lawyer hired by Rhode Id. Governor to file a legal brief opposing same-sex marriage

Indiana Daily Insight this morning picked up on an interesting controversy going on in Rhode Island. The Providence Journal reports...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 10, 2007

Law - "A massive hot dog clogged Chicago's main artery Thursday morning"

This story, complete with photo illustration, in the Chicago Tribune this morning tickled me. From the story:A massive hot dog...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 10, 2007

Saturday, August 04, 2007

Law - "Homeowners Insurers' Secret Tactics Cheat Fire Victims, Hike Profits"

Bloomberg.com has a very long story by David Dietz and Darrell Preston revealing the shoddy practices of the home insurance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 04, 2007

Friday, August 03, 2007

Law - Katrina Flood Victims Lose Insurance Appeal [More]

The ILB has a long list of earlier posts on flood insurance and Katrina coverage. Yesterday the 5th Circuit issued...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 03, 2007

Thursday, August 02, 2007

Law - More on: "Annual Survey Shows the New Reality of Associate Life"

Following up on yesterday's entry , see this entry and comments today in the blog Above the Law. Above the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2007

Law - A neat story today about a family law firm

Peter Lattman of the WSJ Law Blog did a great interview today under the heading "Here’s a Story . ....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2007

Law - "High-tech billboards targeted: Kentucky officials want them gone"

Tony Lang reports today in a lengthy story in the Cincinnati Enquirer:Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet has told outdoor advertising companies operating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2007

Law - "High-tech billboards targeted: Kentucky officials want them gone"

Tony Lang reports today in a lengthy story in the Cincinnati Enquirer:Kentucky's Transportation Cabinet has told outdoor advertising companies operating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 02, 2007

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Law - "Annual Survey Shows the New Reality of Associate Life" [Updated]

The American Lawyer has an article today on "the state of associate life." The article begins with some findings:# Associates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Law - In Kentucky "Clash builds on benefits for domestic partners"

Nancy C. Rodriguez and Tom Loftus of the Louisville Courier-Journal report today:FRANKFORT, Ky. -- While 200 opponents rallied yesterday for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Monday, July 30, 2007

Law - More on the student loan program

The ILB has had a number of entries about student loans - here is a list. Sunday's NY Times special...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 30, 2007

Sunday, July 29, 2007

Law - Lawyer in Kentucky schools case seeks fees, bonus

Early this month the ILB had an entry headed "Attorney who represented Seattle parents in a race-based lawsuit aims to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 29, 2007

Law - "Sex offender limits: Too far?"

This ILB entry from last Wednesday, July 25th, reported on a suit in Lafayette challenging Indiana's law requiring that convicted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 29, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Law - Recovering damages from Chinese companies

The Washington Post today has a story reported by Xiyun Yang headlined "Liability Lawyers Struggle to Pierce the Chinese Curtain."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 28, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

Law - Boston law firm uses web videos to attract new associates

The WSJ Blog has an entertaining entry this morning about Choate Hall & Stewart LLP, a Boston firm using videos...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 27, 2007

Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Law - "Supply-and-Demand Has D.C. Top Law Firms' 'Summer Associates' Hitting Pay Dirt Without Breaking Much of a Sweat"

The Washington Post has a longish story today by Ian Shapira about summer interns. Some quotes:Amy Jenkins considered her fortune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Law - More on: Law schools look at reinventing their first (or third) years

Updating these ILB entries from May 23rd and 24th, the ABA Journal for July has a feature article titled "Re-engineering...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 24, 2007

Monday, July 23, 2007

Law - A look at student free speech

A "My View" opinion piece in today's Indianapolis Star is headlined "Fighting to protect students' free speech." The author, Warren...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 23, 2007

Sunday, July 22, 2007

Law - "Alimony provides a same-sex union test"

This is interesting. Thanks to How Appealing for the link to this LA Times story today by Maura Dolan. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 22, 2007

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Law - More on: Not the kind of publicity a law school wants

Updating this ILB entry from Tuesday about efforts "to remove Ralph R. Papitto’s name from Rhode Island’s only law school...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2007

Law - Dormant Michigan voter ID law may now be enforced

From the Detroit Free Press:Michiganders soon might have to show photo identification to vote, under a divided Michigan Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 19, 2007

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Law - What state (or territory) has the hardest bar exam?

Arguably, Guam. Guam? Yes, check out the July 2006 results here at Above the Law. No one passed....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Law - Connecticut Free Speech Suit Filed, Student's Blog Entry At Issue

Recall the April 9th Indiana Court of Appeals decision in A.B. v. State of Indiana (see list of ILB entries...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Law - More on: New Bush executive order gives the White House much greater control over the rules and guidance documents

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 30th, which quoted a story in the NY Times that began:President Bush has signed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Law - Not the kind of publicity a law school wants

Fort Wayne Observed has posted this entry about "the 80-year old chairman of a university in Rhode Island who admitted...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Monday, July 16, 2007

Law - "New laws take 'Romeo' into account"

John Gramlich of Stateline.org reports today:Lawmakers across the country are doling out tougher punishments for sex offenders – from satellite...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 16, 2007

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Law - Bankruptcy law amendments may have draconian impacts in student loan and subprime mortgage areas

Student loans. In June the ILB had two entries on student loan problems and the 2005 bankruptcy law amendments tie-in,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 15, 2007

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Law - "Public Defenders Get Better Marks on Salary"

Adam Liptak writes today in the NY Tmes:Some poor people accused of federal crimes are represented by full-time federal public...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 14, 2007

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Law - "General Counsel Keep Close Watch on Associate Pay Hikes"

Katheryn Hayes Tucker reports in the Fulton County Daily Report:Chief legal officers are watching their bills from outside counsel ever...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 12, 2007

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Law - Oregon student journalists' right to expression expanded

Tracy Loew of USA Today reports:SALEM, Ore. — The nation's first law to help protect Oregon high school and college...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Law - "About that huge salary: It's a longshot"

A National Law Journal story by Leigh Jones, published July 9th, has occasioned a lot of interest. It begins:Despite news...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Law - "Bad Heir Day: How Sandra Day O'Connor became the least powerful jurist in Amercia"

Dahlia Lithwick has this interesting commentary today in Slate. It begins:During the final weeks of the Supreme Court term, it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Monday, July 09, 2007

Law - Chesterton woman effects law change in Nevada after her son's murder there

Susan O'Leary writes today in the NWI Times, under the headline "Nevada law is Chesterton man's legacy," about a Chesterton...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 09, 2007

Saturday, July 07, 2007

Law - "Executives Rank Law Firms on Service and 'Arrogance'"

Zusha Elinson and Douglas Malan write today in The Connecticut Law Tribune:Eric I. Cohen was disturbed by the numbers he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 07, 2007

Law - Major law firms supporting conservative pro bono causes

"Shhh! Pro Bono's Not Just for Liberals Anymore: Very quietly, big law firms are taking on conservative causes as well,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 07, 2007

Law - Kentucky General Assembly news

Governor Fletcher of Kentucky called the General Assembly into special session last week. On Thursday, July 5th, the first day...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 07, 2007

Friday, July 06, 2007

Law - Make that "big law" and de-equitization

Peter Lattman of the WSJ Blog has a fascinating entry this Friday afternoon headed "De-Equitization: A Buzzword Sweeping Big Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 06, 2007

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Law - "State AGs and Contingency Lawyers: Acceptable Bedfellows?"

Peter Lattman of the WSJ Blog has an entry today on the question of whether state Attorneys General should be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 05, 2007

Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Law - "Justice Is Unequal for Parents Who Host Teen Drinking Parties"

On June 12th the Washington Post had a story reported by Daniela Deane that began:A Virginia mother and stepfather began...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 04, 2007

Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Law - HIPAA frustration: unnecessary secrecy is a “significant problem”

Jane Gross has an important story today on the front page of the NY Times, headlined "Keeping Patients’ Details Private,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 03, 2007

Monday, July 02, 2007

Law - Attorney who represented Seattle parents in a race-based lawsuit aims to recover his pro bono legal costs

The Seattle Times had this story June 29th about the attorney who successfully represented the parents challenging Seattle's plan for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 02, 2007

Sunday, July 01, 2007

Law - More on "Some law firms paying to do pro bono work"; More on pro bono in general

This June 19th ILB entry quoted from two Wall Street Journal articles, the first from Dec. 1, 2005, titled "Trial-less...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 01, 2007

Saturday, June 30, 2007

Law - More on: "5-4 ruling limits use of race by district"

Updating this entry from June 29th on the SCOTUS public school racial diversity opinion, Ese Isiorho of the Fort Wayne...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 30, 2007

Friday, June 29, 2007

Law - "5-4 ruling limits use of race by district" [Updated]

The Louisville Courier Journal has much coverage today of yesterday's SCOTUS ruling directly impacting the Louisville school system. The lead...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 29, 2007

Thursday, June 28, 2007

Law - "U.S. Supreme Court strikes down school integration plans"

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog.com has just posted this entry that begins:Concluding its current Term with a historic ruling on race...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Law - More on "High court ends ban on corporate-funded campaign ads"

Updating this ILB entry from Monday (June 25th) about the Supreme Court decision in FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 28, 2007

Monday, June 25, 2007

Law - "High court ends ban on corporate-funded campaign ads"

David G. Savage of the LA Times posted this story a few minutes ago. Some quotes:The Supreme Court gave President...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 25, 2007

Thursday, June 21, 2007

Law - High Court Rules on School Athletics, Federal Sentencing

NPR's Nina Totenberg had an interesting report this afternoon on two of today's three U.S. Supreme Court rulings: The Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2007

Law - California Supreme Court to interpret its good samaritan law

Mike McKee of The Recorder reports today, via Law.com:Thinking a friend was trapped in a wrecked car that was about...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2007

Law - "Some Firms May Be Rethinking Retirement Policies"

Brenda Sapino Jeffreys of the Texas Lawyer has a report today on law firm mandatory retirement policies. A quote:Mandatory retirement...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 21, 2007

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Law - More on: GAO releases report on signing statements

Updating this ILB entry from Monday, NPR's Day to Day today had a good report by Dahlia Lithwick - listen...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Law - Status of same sex marriage in Ohio and Michigan

During the legislative session earlier this year, there was much discussion about the constitutional bans on same sex marriage that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Law - Some law firms paying to do pro bono work

"Trial-less Lawyers: As more cases settle, firms seek pro bono work to hone associates' courtroom skills" was the headline to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Monday, June 18, 2007

Law - GAO releases report on signing statements

The GAO has issued a report on Presidential Signing Statements Accompanying the Fiscal Year 2006 Appropriatons Acts. The cover letter,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2007

Law - Big box concerns in Fishers

"No big box in project, Fishers official vows" is the headline to a story today in the Indianapolis Star, reported...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2007

Law - "Does Illinois need someone to deal with condo disputes?"

That is the question posed in this story today in the Chicago Tribune, reported by Pamela Dittmer McKuen. Some quotes:In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 18, 2007

Saturday, June 16, 2007

Law - Suggested response to Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

The ILB missed reading this June 4th opinion piece by Susan E. Reed (which may no longer be freely available)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 16, 2007

Law - Massachusetts legislature defeats efforts to put gay marrriage ban on the ballot [Updated again]

The Indianapolis Star carries an AP story today by Ken Maguire reporting:[Massachusetts] lawmakers killed an effort to let voters decide...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, June 16, 2007

Friday, June 15, 2007

Environment - More about Supreme Court's recent CERCLA-related voluntary clean-ups opinion

Re the Supreme Court's June 11th opinion in United States v. Atlantic Research Corp. (see earlier ILB entry here), here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 15, 2007

Law - Several Kentucky fen-phen lawyers indicted

The ILB has a long list of entries on the Kentucky fen-phen scandal, dating back to the beginning of 2006,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 15, 2007

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Law - "U.S. News Rankings Go Under the Microscope"

The Numbers Guy, a WSJ blog, had an interesting post this week on "U.S. News and World Report’s college rankings,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2007

Law - "Big Law Losing Women Lawyers to Other Jobs"

Peter Lattman of the WSJ Blog had an interesting post yesterday on women who have left "Big Law" to pursue...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 14, 2007

Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Law - $160,000 1st year associate annual salary in NY is the equivalent of $278,573 in Chicago

"Does It Pay to Make N.Y. Law Firms Pay? Big Apple takes a bigger bite of associate salaries" is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Monday, June 11, 2007

Law - Blogger ejected from Univ. of Louisville game by NCAA officials

And yes, he had press credentials. Rick Bozich of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:A Courier-Journal sports reporter had his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2007

Environment - Important CERCLA-related SCOTUS opinion issued today

From the early AP report: "Court Allows Recovery of Voluntary Cleanup Costs." [Thanks to How Appealing] The case is United...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 11, 2007

Sunday, June 10, 2007

Law - More on "Test Case Linking Vaccines and Autism Reaches Federal Court"

Updating this ILB entry from June 5th, the Washington Post has a story today headed "Fight Over Vaccine-Autism Link Hits...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 10, 2007

Law - Play the redistricting game yourself

Starting tomorrow (Monday), according to this Washington Post story, you will be able to play the Redistricting Game:Okay, wonks: Think...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 10, 2007

Friday, June 08, 2007

Law - "Gay Lawyers Come Out as Clients Demand More Diversity"

Bloomberg.com has a long story this afternoon by Cynthia Cotts that begins:(Bloomberg) -- When Coco Soodek, a corporate lawyer in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 08, 2007

Law - More on: Legal issues raised by the TB quarantine story

Updating this ILB entry from June 1st, see this article today from the Fulton County Daily Report, headed "The Legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 08, 2007

Thursday, June 07, 2007

Law - Valuable information on legal research

As someone who does a lot of legal research, I was surprised and pleased when reviewing the responses to this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 07, 2007

Law - "U.S. Attorneys Flock to Animal Law"

The National Law Journal, in a story by Lynne Marek, reports today in an account that begins:The practice of animal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 07, 2007

Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Law - "Wellpoint’s Lawyer-CEO Takes Reins, Faces Challenges"

The WSJBlog this morning features Indianapoplis-based WellPoint's new CEO, Angela Braly. The entry begins:We kvelled in February when WellPoint named...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 06, 2007

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Law - "Test Case Linking Vaccines and Autism Reaches Federal Court"

Tony Mauro of The Legal Times has a long and very informative story today headed "Test Case Linking Vaccines and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Friday, June 01, 2007

Law - Legal issues raised by the TB quarantine story

Mike Stobbe of the AP has an interesting story today looking at various legal issues raised by the situation of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 01, 2007

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Law - Update on: Louisville's "Jewish Hospital sues lawyers who unsuccessfully sued it"

This story continues. See update here from The Kentucky Law Blog. See earlier ILB entries here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2007

Law - This week's Supreme Court decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co

Howard Bashman of How Appealing has collected the newspaper articles on the Supreme Court's ruling Tuesday in Ledbetter v. Goodyear...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 31, 2007

Monday, May 28, 2007

Law - "More than half the cases the court agrees to hear are not constitutional, but statutory"

Linda Greenhouse of the NY Times has a column today that discusses the importance of the statutory cases the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 28, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Law - "Is It OK for Lawyers to Copy Complaints?" And what about copyrighting briefs?

The Wall Street Journal Blog had a thought-provoking entry May 16th asking "Is It OK for Lawyers to Copy Complaints?"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 27, 2007

Saturday, May 26, 2007

Law - Still more on: Louisville's "Jewish Hospital sues lawyers who unsuccessfully sued it"

Updating these two stories from the past few weeks, Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:In an unusual...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 26, 2007

Friday, May 25, 2007

Law - "The Un-Conservative Effects of Opposing Gay Marriage"

Dale Carpenter, a law prof at the U of Minnesota Law School, has an interesting post today at The Volokh...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 25, 2007

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Law - More on: Law schools look at reinventing their first (or third) years

Yesterday afternoon the ILB posted a long entry on law school education. Today the WSJ Blog continues to look at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Law - Law schools look at reinventing their first (or third) years

A reader this afternoon pointed me to this entry in the Empirical Legal Studies Blog about plans at the IU-Bloomington...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Law - "U.S. Supreme Court to Address State Tax Breaks for Bonds"

Linda Greenhouse of the NY Times reports today in a story that begins:In a case with the potential to rattle,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Law - Update on efforts to receive compensation for land taken to build Kentucky Camp Breckenridge

The ILB has had four earlier entries about Kentucky families' "long legal fight to get compensation for land taken from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Law - More on: Louisville's "Jewish Hospital sues lawyers who unsuccessfully sued it"

Updating the Louisville Courier Journal story from May 16th, Andrew Wolfson reports today:Two lawyers say their unsuccessful lawsuits against Jewish...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Sunday, May 20, 2007

Law - Justice Alito counsels St. Mary's grads

Margaret Fosmoe of the South Bend Tribune writes today on U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr.'s words to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 20, 2007

Saturday, May 19, 2007

Law - "Ohio House members warned to tone down prayers by guest ministers"

An AP story today picked up by the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette reports:Guest ministers leading prayers in the Ohio House...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 19, 2007

Thursday, May 17, 2007

Law - Reminder: Jan Crawford Greenburg to appear at Federalist Society event here, tomorrow

As noted in the ILB on May 4th:Jan Crawford Greenburg, ABC News Correspondent and author of: Supreme Conflict: The Inside...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 17, 2007

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Law - Louisville's "Jewish Hospital sues lawyers who unsuccessfully sued it"

Jason Riley of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today in a story that begins:Nearly 100 people from across Kentucky and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Law - Changing role of grandparents?

The ILB has posted a number of entries about cases concerning grandparents' visitation. Here is a list of some of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Law - Seven states' attorneys general review hiring of outside counsel

The National Law Journal today has a lengthy story by Amanda Bronstad that reports:Attorneys general in seven states -- some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Monday, May 14, 2007

Law - More on "Life is short. Get a divorce" billboard is short-lived

Updating this May 9th entry about the windy city to the north, which began with a quote from the Sun...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2007

Law - Is Chicago next for the $160,000 beginning associate salaries?

Above the Law fuels the speculation today with this post. Pay attention to the comments. Here is a salary chart...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 14, 2007

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Law - An update on the cervical cancer vaccine issue [Updated]

In February and March of this year, the ILB posted a number of entries on the new cervical cancer vaccine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 12, 2007

Friday, May 11, 2007

Law - FTC and Justice issue joint report on “Competition in the Real Estate Brokerage Industry" [Updated]

Recalling the ILB's series of entries in the late spring of 2006 (including this one from July 26, 2006), occasioned...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 11, 2007

Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Law - "Life is short. Get a divorce" billboard is short-lived

The Chicago Sun-Times reports today:The salacious "Life is short. Get a divorce" billboard with barely clothed models was ripped from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Law - Legal Theory Lexicon: Strict Construction & Judicial Activism

Each weekend Law Prof. Lawrence B. Solum of Legal Theory Blog adds a new definition or two to his "Legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Sunday, May 06, 2007

Law - "Judge blocks execution of Tennessee man"

A story in the LA Times today, by Henry Weinstein, reports:A federal judge in Nashville on Friday blocked the execution...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 06, 2007

Saturday, May 05, 2007

Law - "Court Rules for Heirs of a Man Who Took Pictures of Monroe"

"Court Rules for Heirs of a Man Who Took Pictures of Monroe" is the headline to this AP story in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 05, 2007

Not law but interesting - Barnes & Noble enters into 10-year contract to run all I.U. bookstores

From a report today in the South Bend Tribune:Barnes & Noble College Booksellers Inc. will take over management of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 05, 2007

Friday, May 04, 2007

Law - Jan Crawford Greenburg to appear at Federalist Society event here

Jan Crawford Greenburg, ABC News Correspondent and author of: Supreme Conflict: The Inside Story of the Struggle for Control of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 04, 2007

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Law - "Police need to be able to chase fleeing suspects, but care and common sense are needed"

Some quotes from an editorial by Leo Morris in the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel:The U.S. Supreme Court, in an 8-1 decision,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 03, 2007

Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Law - More on: Courts in three other states have found traffic restrictions bearing similarities to Louisville's Broadway cruising plan to be unconstitutional

Following up on this April 29th ILB entry quoting from a story in the Louisville Courier Journal, today the Journal's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 02, 2007

Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Law - "Lawmaker's Tirade Shows Up on YouTube"

The AP report begins:A state lawmaker's profanity-laced tirade against the governor made the rounds on YouTube on Friday, two days...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Law - " KSR v. Teleflex: The Supreme Court’s Big Patent Ruling"

Yesterday's other big decision by the U.S. Supreme Court was a very important one on patent "obviousness." Tony Mauro begins...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Law - High speed chases - rulings from U.S. and Indiana Supreme Courts

Linda Greenhouse of the NY Times writes today:The police did not violate a speeding driver’s rights by ramming his car...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Monday, April 30, 2007

Law - U.S. Supreme Court rules on high speed chases

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog has an entry just posted titled " A flat new rule on high-speed chases." It begins:Though...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2007

Law - "Trials are on the verge of extinction - replaced by settlements and plea deals, by mediations and arbitrations and by decisions from judges based only on lawyers’ written submissions"

Adam Liptak's weekly NY Times column about the legal world this week focuses on the demise of trials. A quote:Federal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 30, 2007

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Law - Courts in three other states have found traffic restrictions bearing similarities to Louisville's Broadway cruising plan to be unconstitutional

From a story today Jim Adams in the Louisville Courier Journal:Courts in three other states have found traffic restrictions bearing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 29, 2007

Saturday, April 28, 2007

Law - Federal law says creditors can't take Social Security and Veteran's benefits to pay debts, but the practice is widespread

The Wall Street Journal has a troubling front-page story today ($$$) that begins:Heart surgery halted Viola Sue Kell's work sewing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 28, 2007

Thursday, April 26, 2007

Law - Dueling surveys rank various states' "legal climates"

"The State of Liability, State By State" is the heading to a Wall Street Journal Blog entry listing rankings of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 26, 2007

Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Law - What is the law when a passenger jumps or falls from a vehicle and dies?

In Indiana, the case of Michael Armstrong v. State of Indiana went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Law - Important campaign finance cases to be argued tomorrow before U.S. Supreme Court

"FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life, McCain v. Wisconsin Right to Life, Does the First Amendment Protect Political Speech?" That...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Law - Consequences of today's U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision

Lyle Denniston of SCOTUSblog talks about the anticipated consequences of today's U.S. Supreme Court abortion decision, Gonzales v. Carhart, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Law - More on yesterday's Pulitzer announcments

While reviewing the complete list of Pulitzer winners for journalism in the NY Times today, this item describing the Investigative...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Monday, April 16, 2007

Law - Fort Wayne's Charlie Savage wins Pulitzer for Boston Globe stories on signing statements

Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe won a Pulitzer today, in the National Reporting category, "For his revelations that President...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 16, 2007

Law - "Where Does All That Associate Money Go?"

Here is the most recent Table of 2007 New York City Elite Law Firm Salaries. Accompany your review with this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 16, 2007

Friday, April 13, 2007

Law - Angry Harvard Students Stage Bluebook Burning [Updated]

No, I'm not making this up. The Record, "the indiependent newspaper at Harvard Law School," has this story, dated April...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 13, 2007

Thursday, April 12, 2007

Law - More on voter fraud and voter identification

In this ILB entry yesterday I quoted from a NY Times story reporting that "A federal panel responsible for conducting...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 12, 2007

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Law - "Does the First Amendment Protect Political Speech?"

Both FEC v. Wisconsin Right to Life, and McCain v. Wisconsin Right to Life will be argued before the US...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Sunday, April 08, 2007

Law - More on: "6 Ohio Cities Rush to File Suits Against Makers of Lead Paint"

Updating this ILB entry from Jan. 6, 2007, that began with this quote from a NY Times story:Racing against a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 08, 2007

Law - YouTube and the Law; Computer Crime prosecution

Tracy Warner, editorial page editor of the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, has a good editorial piece today headed "YouTube and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 08, 2007

Saturday, April 07, 2007

Law - "This is not about me and my parking tickets" says Kentucky lawyer

Sheldon S. Shafer of the Louisville Courier Journal has this story today headed "Lawyer files suit over parking fines." Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 07, 2007

Friday, April 06, 2007

Law - Kentucky attorney involved in fen-phen settlement scandal allegedly was a "ghost employee" in occupying a chair he endowed at Florida law school

A story today by Ron Matus of the St. Petersburg Florida Times is headlined "FAMU 'ghost professor' under scrutiny." Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 06, 2007

Thursday, April 05, 2007

Law - General Counsels of several national firms not licensed in their state [Updated]

An interesting article today from Elizabeth Amon of Corporate Counsel. It begins:Companies expect their general counsel to pay attention to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 05, 2007

Law - More on standing and the global warming decision

A finding that Massachusetts had standing to complain about EPA's failure to regulate greenhouse gases was essential to the Supreme...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 05, 2007

Environment - More on: US Supreme Court delivers two important Clean Air Act decisions

Updating this April 2 ILB entry, there have been a large number of reactions and analyses written already this week...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 05, 2007

Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Law - "Jury Finds Prominent Mississippi Attorney, Two Ex-Judges Guilty of Bribery"

Holbrook Mohr of the AP writes:A prominent attorney and two former judges he was accused of lavishing gifts and money...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 03, 2007

Monday, April 02, 2007

Environment - US Supreme Court delivers two important Clean Air Act decisions today

This Sept. 19, 2006 ILB entry was headed "State of Indiana sides with Duke in case against EPA." Take a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 02, 2007

Sunday, April 01, 2007

Law - Update on: Ohio Supreme Court issues long awaited eminent domain ruling

The Cincinnati Enquirer's July 26, 2006 headline was "Eminent domain abused: Ohio Supreme Court overrules Norwood home-taking." See a list...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 01, 2007

Friday, March 30, 2007

Law - "Students Sue Anti-Cheating Service" for copyright violation

Maria Glod of the Washington Post has an interesting story today that I ran across via this Slashdot entry. From...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 30, 2007

Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Law - "Health insurance options dwindle for self-employed"

Many attorneys get their health insurance through a group plan offered via their bar association. Yesterday Lisa Girion of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Law - New Kentucky Law Journal article addresses the issue of what body is to judge the Qualifications, Elections, and Returns of Members of the General Assembly

In this ILB entry from Feb. 3, 2007, the ILB noted the overlap between the state Rep. Ed Soliday election...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Law - "Supreme Court of Texas refuses to extend that State's grandparent visitation law to step-grandparents"

That is the heading of this entry today in Howard Bashman's blog, How Appealing, which quotes from the Texas court's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Law - "Challenge of Grandparent’s Right of Custody Denied High Court Review"

Grandparent visitation rights (see a list of some ILB entries here) was the subject of this Feb. 26, 2007 ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 27, 2007

Monday, March 26, 2007

Law - Divorce Law Journal hosts The Blawg Review, issue #101

Each week a different law blog hosts "The Blawg Review." The Review, which appears as one long entry on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 26, 2007

Law - No Indiana schools made the list of "most underrated law schools"

I don't know if that is good or bad. See the list here. Thanks to Legal Times Law Blog for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 26, 2007

Law - Remember how Perry Mason could tell what typewriter a note was written on?

Remember how Perry Mason could tell what typewriter a note was written on? Well, read on. Andrew Wolfson of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 26, 2007

Sunday, March 25, 2007

Law - Chicago Tribune editorializes against death penalty

"Abolish the death penalty" writes the Chicago Tribune today. The editorial begins by stating that it has "long been the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 25, 2007

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Law - Connecticut adopts the "mode of operation" rule re tort liability

Lynne Tuohy of The Hart ford Courant reports today:What began as a nasty lunchtime fall at a Stop & Shop...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 24, 2007

Law - "Pediatricians Voice Anger Over Costs of Vaccines"

The NY Times has an important story today on the high costs of vaccines, that ties into earlier ILB entries...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 24, 2007

Law - Making a federal case out of the Kentucky fen-phen settlement

The ILB has posted a long list of entries on the Kentucky Fen-Phen settlements scandal, with headlines from press stories...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 24, 2007

Thursday, March 22, 2007

Not Law but Interesting - You know you're getting older when ...

You know you're getting older when you can easily answer the Washington Post's Political Trivia Quiz each day. For instance,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 22, 2007

Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Law - Cybersquatting, does intent matter?

Last week the ILB had an entry including this quote from a Louisville Courier Journal story:Jeffersonville's Board of Ethics made...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Law - Law reviews irrelevant to judges; is there any question why?

Adam Liptak of the NY Times had a column Monday titled "When Rendering Decisions, Judges Are Finding Law Reviews Irrelevant."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Monday, March 19, 2007

Law - Adult adoption put to test in case where IBM founder's granddaughter adopted her lesbian companion, then couple split

"Partner Adopted by an Heiress Stakes Her Claim" is the headline to this story today on the front page of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 19, 2007

Law - More on "What to make of those astronomical Supreme Court signing bonuses?"

All of you whose jaws dropped when you read about the "astronomical Supreme Court signing bonuses" last week will also...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 19, 2007

Sunday, March 18, 2007

Law - More on: Does Avowal of Fatherhood Impose an 'Equitable Paternity'

Last month the ILB had an entry on this issue, noting that there had cases in New York and Illinois...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 18, 2007

Law - "Prosecutors brush off D.C. sway"

Andy Grimm writes today in the Gary Post-Tribune that begins:If allegations by ousted prosecutors and Democratic congressional leaders are true,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 18, 2007

Saturday, March 17, 2007

Law - "Blogs can top the presses"

"Column One is a showcase for Los Angeles Times stories that are notably original, surprising, amusing or just plain interesting....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 17, 2007

Sunday, March 11, 2007

Law - Anna Nicole Smith bankruptcy and estate issues become law school case studies

The legal aspects of Anna Nicole Smith's sad life have been incorporated into law school studies, according to the AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 11, 2007

Law - Marking the 40th anniversary of the Loving vs. Virginia decision

The Chicago Tribune today has a long story by Kayce T. Ataiyero and Bonnie Miller Rubin, headined "A cultural taboo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 11, 2007

Law - "What to make of those astronomical Supreme Court signing bonuses?"

Dahlia Lithwick of Slate has a story this weekend that made my jaw drop, even though I have been following...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 11, 2007

Saturday, March 10, 2007

Law - Some sports law stories for the weekend

"Ticket scalping comes to a head: NCAA, pro sports leagues and entertainers are angling to control profitable resale market" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 10, 2007

Friday, March 09, 2007

Law - Series on consumer debt nominated for Pulitzer

The Pulitzer Finalists have been leaked. The ILB looked up some of the finalists' stories/series and found two terrific law-related...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 09, 2007

Thursday, March 08, 2007

Law - WSJ features "father-focused" family law firms

The free features in today's Wall Street Journal include this story by Ann Carrns headed "Law Firms Pitch Themselves As...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 08, 2007

Sunday, March 04, 2007

Law - Former NCAA investigators are valuable law firm additions

If you have any interest in sports law, don't miss today's front page story in the NY Times. Headlined "Facing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 04, 2007

Saturday, March 03, 2007

Law - Still more on "Big Insurer Will Pay 640 Katrina Claims"

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 15th reporting that a federal judge had rejected the State Farm settlement and had...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 03, 2007

Law - Two articles this week referencing Lawrence v. Texas

The U.S. Supreme Court's 2003 decision in Lawrence v. Texas is the take-off point for two law articles this week....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 03, 2007

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Law - Supreme Court rules Crawford v. Washington is not retroactive

"The Supreme Court ruled unanimously today that its major ruling on the Confrontation Clause in Crawford v. Washington is not...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Law - "First Birthday For Divorce Law Journal"

Diana Skaggs' The Divorce Law Journal, focusing on "divorce and family law info for professionals in Kentucky and beyond," celebrates...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Law - More on: Two parents' rights cases before the U.S. Supreme Court [Updated]

The case involving the right, if any, of a non-attorney parent to represent his child in court, reported on in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Law - More on: N.Y. High Court Says Mistaken Avowal of Fatherhood Imposes an 'Equitable Paternity'

Last year the ILB had this entry on cases in New York and Illinois where a "father" who has been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Law - Even more on the cervical cancer vaccine issue

An editorial in the Washington Post on Feb. 11, and quoted in this ILB entry, titled "Profit and Public Health:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Law - Email accounts and death

The Sidney Australia Morning Herald has an interesting article today titled "Life after death: Your email account may very well...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Ind. Law - "Reformers urge state to freeze executions" [Updated]

"Reformers urge state to freeze executions: Death penalty isn't evenly applied, says a report by politicians, Indiana law experts," is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Monday, February 19, 2007

Law - "Trial lawyers find nothing funny in cartoon"

"Trial lawyers find nothing funny in cartoon: Joke was published in Ky. bar magazine" is the headline to a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 19, 2007

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Law - Kentucky legislator who let intern vote criticized

"Legislator who let intern vote criticized: House speaker says action violated rules" is the headline to a story today by...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 18, 2007

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Law - Yet more on the cervical cancer vaccine issue [Updated]

"Furor on Rush to Require Cervical Cancer Vaccine" is the headline to a front-page story today in the NY Times...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 17, 2007

Friday, February 16, 2007

Law - "Va. Bar Could Reverse Limits On Firms Hiring Legislators"

Here is an interesting story in the Washington Post today that begins:RICHMOND -- The organization charged with regulating Virginia attorneys...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 16, 2007

Thursday, February 15, 2007

Law - More on "Big Insurer Will Pay 640 Katrina Claims"

On Jan. 24th the ILB quoted the NY Times that "State Farm has reached a settlement with the Attorney General...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 15, 2007

Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Law - Instructive example of a good law exam answer

I read this entry by Prof. Orin Kerr yesterday in The Volokh Conspirary and thought it was a lot of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Monday, February 12, 2007

Law - "Internet's Ubiquity Multiplies Venues To Try Web Crimes" [Updated]

The Wall Street Journal has an article today by Laurie P. Cohen, who has written a number of comprehensive pieces...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 12, 2007

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Law - Still more on the Kentucky Fen-Phen story

The ILB has had a number of entries on the Kentucky fen-phen scandal - see the list here. Today Andrew...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 11, 2007

Thursday, February 08, 2007

Law - Still more on: Indiana lags behind Texas in protecting its girls [Updated]

Yesterday the ILB referenced a Wall Street Journal article titled: "Moves to Vaccinate Girls For Cervical Cancer Draw Fire." The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 08, 2007

Law - More on: Federal judge rules on wine shipping into Kentucky [Updated]

In a Dec. 27, 2006 entry, the ILB quoted from an AP story that began:LOUISVILLE - Out-of-state wineries can ship...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 08, 2007

Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Law - More on: Indiana lags behind Texas in protecting its girls

"Moves to Vaccinate Girls For Cervical Cancer Draw Fire" is the headline to this story today in the Wall Street...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Ind. Law - This is tremendous

Here is the introduction:The Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Historical Bureau are collaborating on a major project to gather...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Law - "Open Access and Legal Scholarship"

"Download It While Its Hot: Open Access and Legal Scholarship" is the title of a law review article by Lawrence...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 07, 2007

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Law - Still more on efforts to receive compensation for land taken to build Kentucky Camp Breckenridge

On Jan. 30th the ILB had this entry quoting a Louisville Courier Journal story by Jim Adams headlined "O'Connor may...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Law - " Huge database aims to include photo of every Tucson house"

An article today in the Arizona Daily Star begins:Photographers from a Canadian company are going house to house, shooting pictures...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Monday, February 05, 2007

Law - Expansion of DNA sampling at federal level

On Oct. 8, 2006 the ILB had this entry on the expansion of DNA collection at the state level, headed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 05, 2007

Friday, February 02, 2007

Law - Indiana lags behind Texas in protecting its girls

"Texas Requires Cancer Vaccine for Girls" is the headline to this story posted late this afternoon in the Washington Post....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 02, 2007

Law - "New Vintage of Wine Litigation Is Fermenting"

"New Vintage of Wine Litigation Is Fermenting" is the heading of this long report in The National Law Journal, written...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 02, 2007

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Law - More on the California challenge to lethal injections

Last Friday the ILB posted this entry, titled "Law - "N.C. is 11th state to halt lethal injections." It concludes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 01, 2007

Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Law - A revisionist view of Robert Moses, the power broker and master builder

This entry is filed under "law" because the fact I remember most about Robert Moses, from Robert Caro's opus, The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Law - New Bush executive order gives the White House much greater control over the rules and guidance documents.

The NY Times today has in the prime spot on its from page a lengthy and important article by Robert...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Law - More on efforts to receive compensation for land taken to build Kentucky Camp Breckenridge

The ILB has had three entries, in 2004 and 2005, about Kentucky families' "long legal fight to get compensation for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Monday, January 29, 2007

Law - Citing Wikipedia, or the Internet in general - the concerns

The NY Times has an article today by Noam Cohen headlined "Courts Turn to Wikipedia, but Selectively." It begins:When a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 29, 2007

Sunday, January 28, 2007

Law - Indiana reportedly handles auto salvage problem better than other states

Here is a story the ILB located from today's Austin Texas Statesman, headlined "State Farm still facing problems from salvage...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 28, 2007

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Law - Another case of a lawyer-impersonator caught in the act

Yesterday the ILB quoted from a WSJ story that mentioned a paralegal who had been arrested for practicing law without...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 27, 2007

Friday, January 26, 2007

Law - "Law schools rarely teach students how to be lawyers"

An opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal today, available here, begins:The recent arrest of Anderson Kill & Olick paralegal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 26, 2007

Law - "N.C. is 11th state to halt lethal injections"

The LA Times reports today:A judge Thursday blocked two executions in North Carolina, creating a de facto moratorium on capital...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 26, 2007

Thursday, January 25, 2007

Law - Indiana DNA evidence solves cold case in Las Vegas

A Las Vegas TV station (KLASTV.com) is reporting that DNA is helping to solve cold cases, but there is also...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 25, 2007

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Law - "Big Insurer Will Pay 640 Katrina Claims"

The NY Times and a number of other papers are reporting today that State Farm has reached a settlement with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Law - More on the Kentucky Fen-Phen story

The ILB entry from last weekend quoted a Louisville Courier Journal story on how the three lawyers accused of plundering...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Monday, January 22, 2007

Law - Public Records: "How to Bury a Secret: Turn It Into Paperwork"

On Dec. 31, reported the Washington Post on Jan. 16, something profound happened:Some 700 million pages of secret documents became...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 22, 2007

Law - "An NCAA committee wants to ban the widespread use of male practice players in women's sports"

On March 5, 2004, the ILB had an entry headed "Not law but interesting - A feature on the practice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 22, 2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Law - The three lawyers accused of plundering Kentucky's $200 million fen-phen settlement "tore up or burned" notes

The ILB has posted many past entries on the Fen-Phen lawyers and judges scandal in Kentucky. Another incredible, and lengthy,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 21, 2007

Law - "Super Lawyers/Best Lawyers Buoyed by N.Y. Advertising Rule"

Henry Gottlieb reports in the New Jersey Law Journal that begins:The New York courts have amended advertising rules to allow...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 21, 2007

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Law - "High court to review campaign finance law"

David Savage of the LA Times wrties today:WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court set the stage Friday for striking down a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 20, 2007

Law - "Lawyers Balance Public Service, School Loans"

NPR has a piece on Morning Edition yesterday about how the high cost of repaying student loans is making it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 20, 2007

Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Law - Eli Liily moves in federal court today to enjoin online posting of Zyprexa documents

This morning NPR's Morning Edition has a story by Snigdha Prakash titled "Documents Leaked to Web Prompt First-Amendment Debate." The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Law - If you are a lawyer, get it in writing!

Thanks to Decision of the Day for the link to Perles v. Kagy (D.C. Cir., Jan. 16, 2007), which begins...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Law - Pro bono representation of Guantanamo detainees

I saw this opinion piece in the Wall Street Journal earlier today, but it wasn't freely available. Now How Appealing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Saturday, January 13, 2007

Law - The expanding impact of dog sniffs, drug wipes, and other "pin-point search" capabilities

This article from the January 2007 issue of Reason, written by Julian Sanchez and titled "The Pinpoint Search: How super-accurate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 13, 2007

Friday, January 12, 2007

Law - Still more on: Flood insurance issues now on trial

The ILB has posted a number of entries on insurance coverage of the Katrina storm surge damage, and water vs....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 12, 2007

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Law - Not much has changed with eminent domain

The Wall Street Journal has a freely-available opinion piece this morning titled "Let There Be 'Blight' Welcome to the post-Kelo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 11, 2007

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Law - Interesting federal decisions on laches

Decision of the Day today has a very interesting entry on the question of "When Does Laches Bar an Otherwise...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 10, 2007

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Law - Women Litigators Battle Adversaries and Stereotypes

The Wall Street Journal Blog today picks out the "illuminating quotes and tales" from an article by Amy Kolz in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Law - Pennsylvania equivalent of our LSA refuses to publish rule

Here is an amazing story, from the AP, published in the Washington Post yesterday, about Pennsylvania's equivalent of the Indiana...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Law - Kentucky Law Blogs surveyed

Brandon Ortiz of the Lexington Herald-Leader has a good story today on the half-dozen Kentucky law blogs - note these...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, January 07, 2007

Saturday, January 06, 2007

Law - "6 Ohio Cities Rush to File Suits Against Makers of Lead Paint" [Updated]

From today's NY Times, this story: CINCINNATI, Jan. 5 — Racing against a proposed state law that would limit paint...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 06, 2007

Friday, January 05, 2007

Law - Bush signing statement on postal bill seems to defeat its purpose

The ILB has posted a number of entries dealing with Presidential signing statements - here is a list of some/most...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 05, 2007

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Law - "Keep your eye on the attorneys"

"Keep your eye on the attorneys" warns the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel in an editorial brief:We need to pay close attention...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Law - More on: Wisconsin Judge won't throw out suit over release of bill drafts

On May 3d, the ILB posted a brief entry about a public records case in the State of Wisconsin where:...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Law - Interesting reading for the new year about the elite New York firms

Those of you who followed the link in this Dec. 15th ILB entry titled "Unofficial table of elite NY law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 02, 2007

Thursday, December 28, 2006

Law - "Ohio Supreme Court reprimands Governor Taft"

Updating this ILB entry from April 11, 2006, headlined "Ohio Governor may lose law license," the AP reports today:COLUMBUS, Ohio...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 28, 2006

Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Environment - Possibility of up to six more environmental cases on the U.S. Supreme Court docket this year

Check SCOTUSblog for a list of six more environmental cases that the Supreme Court might add to its docket this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 27, 2006

Saturday, December 23, 2006

Law - 1st Circuit rules on RCRA citizen suits and standing

An important ruling on RCRA citizen suits and standing was issued yesterday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 23, 2006

Thursday, December 21, 2006

Law - Judges and lawyers behaving badly - a second example this week

Tuesday the ILB reported on the Indiana Supreme Court's censure of Judge Newman, Jr., Judge of the Madison Superior Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 21, 2006

Monday, December 18, 2006

Law - Florida bar debating how to regulate law firm internet sites

Law. com is reporting this story from the Florida Daily Business Review:Because the Bar board of governors deadlocked on proposed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 18, 2006

Friday, December 15, 2006

Law - Unofficial table of elite NY law firm associates' 2006 bonuses and total compensation

Access it here....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 15, 2006

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Law - "Florida insurance law doesn't cover [Indiana] snowbirds" [Updated]

An AP story in the Bredenton Herald (FL) reports today:TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - "Snowbirds" and other part-time Florida residents who insure...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 14, 2006

Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Law - Two good articles about habeas corpus

"Killing Habeas Corpus: Arlen Specter's about-face" available here, in the 12/4/2006 issue of The New Yorker. "Justices Overturn Ruling in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Friday, December 08, 2006

Law "Forcing Aging Partners to Retire: Fair or Foul?"

The WSJ Blog has an interesting entry today (along with interesting reactions) titled "Forcing Aging Partners to Retire: Fair or...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 08, 2006

Ind. Gov't. - "Lawyers to Catch More Work with New Benefit Disclosure Rules"

This story from the National Law Journal, headed "Lawyers to Catch More Work with New Benefit Disclosure Rules: Public entities...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 08, 2006

Thursday, December 07, 2006

Law - “Where have all the cases gone?” asks Linda Greenhouse in a page-one NYT story.

This WSJ Blog entry not only links to the Greenhouse story, but related commentary....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 07, 2006

Monday, December 04, 2006

Law - "The Supreme Court Oral Argument in the Global Warming Case Reveals What's Wrong with the Standing Doctrine" [Updated]

Michael C. Dorf, the Isidore & Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia University, has an interesting article on Findlaw.com's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 04, 2006

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Law - New federal rules in the news

A number of changes to the federal rules have now been finalized; several have been in the news. Two changes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 02, 2006

Law - More on zoning, churches, and the RLUIPA

The ILB has had a number of entries on the RLUIPA, particularly with respect to its impact on local zoning....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 02, 2006

Thursday, November 30, 2006

Law - Stanford Law School announces “a new model for legal education”

I really like this just-posted WSJ Blog entry on proposed changes in Stanford Law's curriculum and the provisions it quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 30, 2006

Law - More on global warming, federal preemption issues

Following up on this entry from last weekend ("Another important oral argument before the Supreme Court next week") on global...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 30, 2006

Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Law - Illinois fails to pay $510,260 in legal fees it was ordered to pay after losing a lawsuit on video-game restrictions

The AP reports today, in a story by John O'Connor:SPRINGFIELD, Ill. -- Gov. Rod Blagojevich's administration has not handed over...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Law - LCJ article didn't influence jury, judge rules

James Bruggers of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:Courier-Journal coverage did not influence a Jefferson Circuit Court jury that awarded...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 28, 2006

Saturday, November 25, 2006

Law - Another important oral argument before the Supreme Court next week

David G. Savage of the LA Times writes:WASHINGTON — The polar icecaps are melting, summers growing hotter and hurricanes becoming...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 25, 2006

Law - "Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Next Week in States' Challenge to 'Preemption' of Regulation"

"Case Tests Federal Supremacy Over Banks: Supreme Court to Hear Arguments Next Week in States' Challenge to 'Preemption' of Regulation,"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 25, 2006

Thursday, November 16, 2006

Law - Craigslist not liable for housing ads, rules federal judge

The Chicago Tribune has a story today that reports:The popular Craigslist Web site is not legally liable for allegedly discriminatory...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 16, 2006

Sunday, November 12, 2006

Law - "Athletes, sports leagues and universities around the nation have become increasingly aggressive in protecting what they say is their intellectual property"

"Sports Artist Sued for Mix of Crimson and Tide" is the headline to a front-page law story by Adam Liptak...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 12, 2006

Saturday, November 11, 2006

Law - How do you bill 3200 hours a year? Yes, you read that right - "3200 hours"

"3,200 Hours a Year? You Gotta Be Kidding Me!" is the heading of this entry in the WSJ Law Blog....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 11, 2006

Friday, November 10, 2006

Law - "How Republicans' Gerrymandering Efforts May Have Backfired"

The free version of the Wall Street Journal has a very interesting story today headed "Redistricting: Home to Roost." Here...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 10, 2006

Thursday, November 09, 2006

Law - Here is a lawyer web site for you!

First off, it is NOT a blog, it IS a lawyer website. Second, thank the WSJ Law Blog for pointing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 09, 2006

Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Not law but interesting - The election in the State of Ohio

The Cincinnati Enquirer has a story this morning by Howard Wilkinson, headlined "Political tremors rock Ohio," that begins:A political earthquake...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 08, 2006

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Law - More on "Law blogs raising prickly ethical issues"

"Online journals that contain legal discussions and background information are challenging traditional practices on attorney advertising" is the extended headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Law - Stem cell legal specialty emerging

The Boston Globe reports today on an emerging new practice area - stem cell law. Sacha Pfeiffer writes:Law firms market...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Saturday, October 21, 2006

Law - "Alleged mannequin thief strikes again"

"Alleged mannequin thief strikes again" is the headline to this AP story out of Ferndale, Michigan. Some quotes:A Detroit man...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 21, 2006

Friday, October 20, 2006

Law - U.S. Supreme Court, in a surprise move, reverses 9th Circuit order barring the Arizona voter ID law [Updated]

Prof. Rick Hasen's Election Law Blog entry begins:The opinion is here. The state asked for a stay from Justice Kennedy,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 20, 2006

Law - Kentucky's state contract oversight laws criticized

Deborah Yetter of the Louisville Courier Journal writes today:Citing Communities at Oakwood as the worst example, a state audit released...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 20, 2006

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Law - Prerecorded calls stymied at both federal and Indiana levels

Cindy Skrzycki, who writes The Regulators column every week in the Washington Post, reports: The Federal Trade Commission effectively slammed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Monday, October 16, 2006

Law - Missouri Supreme Court strikes down voter ID law

Kelly Wiese of the AP is reporting:JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- The Missouri Supreme Court struck down the state's new...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 16, 2006

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Law - More on: FTC Charges Real Estate Groups with Anticompetitive Conduct in Limiting Consumers' Choice in Real Estate Services

Updating Thursday's ILB entry, the Indianapolis Business Journal reported yesterday:Metropolitan Indianapolis Board of Realtors is still talking with the U.S....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 14, 2006

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Law - FTC Charges Real Estate Groups with Anticompetitive Conduct in Limiting Consumers' Choice in Real Estate Services

The Federal Trade Commission today issued a release titled "FTC Charges Real Estate Groups with Anticompetitive Conduct in Limiting Consumers'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 12, 2006

Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Law - Still more on: Night law classes may end at the University of Louisville

Updating earlier ILB entries on the proposed closing of the University of Louisville night law school, Michael Stevens of The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Law - NY Times series on government and religion continues; an Indiana slant today

Today is the third day of the NY Times series and the focus today is on tax breaks for religious...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Monday, October 09, 2006

Law - More on: "Law blogs raising prickly ethical issues"

Yesterday the ILB posted excerpts from a National Law Journal article headlined "Law blogs raising prickly ethical issues." Today the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 09, 2006

Law - "As Exemptions Grow, Religion Outweighs Regulation"

The Sunday NY Times had a story by Diana B. Henriques about religion trumping regulation. A side-bar notes that "Articles...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 09, 2006

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Courts - More about Supreme Court practitioner Tom Goldstein

On June 1, 2004 the ILB quoted a story from Tony Mauro, including the following:Five years ago [Thomas] Goldstein kicked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 08, 2006

Law - "Law blogs raising prickly ethical issues"

Thanks to How Appealing for pointing to this article by Leigh Jones in The National Law Journal. Some quotes:For many...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 08, 2006

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Law - More on: Night law classes may end at the University of Louisville

Updating yesterday's entry, today the Louisville Courier Journal has an editorial on the "Night school's value." Some quotes:Closing the University...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Law - "Courts are asked to crack down on bloggers, websites"

USA Today has a front-page story by Laura Parker headlined: "Courts are asked to crack down on bloggers, websites: Those...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Monday, October 02, 2006

Law - Night law classes may end at the University of Louisville

Mark Pitsch of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today, in a story that begins:Night law classes may end at the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 02, 2006

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Law - "In Russia, Juries Must Try, Try Again"

The LA Times today has a long, informative story by Kim Murphy about jury trials in Russia. Some quotes:In a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, September 30, 2006

Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Law - National look at voter ID

Also on the front page of the NY Times today is a story by Joyce Purnick headed "Stricter Voting Laws...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Monday, September 25, 2006

Law - " Divorcing gay couples create new legal issues"

"Divorcing gay couples create new legal issues: Alimony, property questions have even lawyers confused" is the headline to a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 25, 2006

Sunday, September 24, 2006

Law - Blakely equated to Miranda and Gideon v. Wainwright in importance

"A Quiet Bombshell in the Legal World" is the headline to this op-ed piece by Stanford law professor Robert Weisbery...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 24, 2006

Thursday, September 21, 2006

Law - Sex offenders fight Kentucky residence rules

Andrew Wolfson reports in the Louisville Courier Journal today:Seven sex offenders have challenged a new Kentucky law that restricts where...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, September 21, 2006

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Environment - Important decision impacting the Great Lakes

"Deadline set for ballast regulation: EPA must control ships' discharged water by 2008, U.S. judge rules" was the headline to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Law - Grandparents' visitation rights

Diana Skaggs, of the Kentucky Divorce and Family Law Blog, has this entry today titled "Two New Post-Troxel Grandparent Cases."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Law - More on: Federal judge strikes down Kentucky law prohibiting wine shipments

Updating this ILB entry from August 22nd, Robert Schoenberger of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today that:Kentucky is appealing a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Law - Re the nominee to be administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs at the White House's OMB

Cindy Skrzycki, who writes the weekly The Regulators column for the Washington Post, writes today about the Bush nominee to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Monday, September 18, 2006

Law - "Law school abuzz over affair "

"Law school abuzz over affair" is the headline to a story this morning in the Chicago Sun-Times. Some quotes:When students...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 18, 2006

Law - "New Supreme Court Term Promises Early Drama"

"New Supreme Court Term Promises Early Drama" is the headline to a story today by Macia Coyle of the National...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, September 18, 2006

Sunday, September 17, 2006

Law - "How Blagojevich aides bypassed state rules for favored job applicants"

The ILB has posted a number of entries on the hiring scandals in some of our sister states. Today the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 17, 2006

Friday, September 15, 2006

Law - Bloomington lawyer intends to challenge new Arizona wine shipping law

Wine shipping and IU-Bloomington law professor James Tanford are in the news again, at least in Arizona. The Arizona Business...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 15, 2006

Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Law - Blog are emerging as a powerful tool for lawyers, judges and law professors

Prof. Douglas A. Berman of the respected and frequently cited Sentencing Law & Policy Blog, has an article about legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, September 13, 2006

Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Law - Arizona Voter ID Law Upheld by District Court

This AP story in today's Washington Post reports:PHOENIX, Sept. 11 -- A federal judge declined Monday to block a law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Friday, September 08, 2006

Law - "Bloggers Among Greatest Challenges Facing State [of Kentucky] Judiciary"

That is the opinion of a retiring member of the Kentucky Supreme Court, as reported this afternoon by Diana L....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, September 08, 2006

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Law - Attorney who made a fortune in a multibillion dollar Texas tobacco settlement spends big at Auburn auction

An AP story today reports:AUBURN, Ind. -- A yellow 2005 Lamborghini Gallardo covered with dozens of celebrity autographs sold for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, September 05, 2006

Sunday, September 03, 2006

Law - " The Last Stand of the 6-Percenters? "

So reads the headline to this long story today by Damon Darlin of the NY Times. Some quotes:Redfin and other...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 03, 2006

Law - "New Breed of Lawyer Gives Every Dog His Day in Court "

The NY Times has a story today by Warren St. John on "pet lawyers" that begins:FOR pigeons in New York...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, September 03, 2006

Thursday, August 31, 2006

Law - Kentucky State bar says ads violated its rules

Tom Loftus of the Louisville Courier Journal writes:FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A Kentucky Bar Association panel said yesterday that a newspaper's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 31, 2006

Monday, August 28, 2006

Law - "Missouri Voter ID Law Faces Legal Challenges"

"Missouri Voter ID Law Faces Legal Challenges" was the title to an NPR story this morning:Morning Edition, August 28, 2006...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 28, 2006

Law - A "ruling that promises to fundamentally alter the way many American law students prepare for the bar exam"

Shannon P. Duffy of The Legal Intelligencer reports today at length via Law.com:In a ruling that promises to fundamentally alter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 28, 2006

Friday, August 25, 2006

Law - "Wine Sales Thrive As Old Barriers Start to Crumble" [Updated]

"Wine Sales Thrive As Old Barriers Start to Crumble" is a must-read story for anyone following this topic. It is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 25, 2006

Thursday, August 24, 2006

Law - "Small Litigation Shops Produce Big Results"

Law.com has an interesting feature today, from the Daily Business Review, on litigation boutiques. Some quotes from the lengthy story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 24, 2006

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Law - Federal judge strikes down Kentucky law prohibiting wine shipments [Updated again]

AP reporter Brett Barrouquere reports this afternoon, via the Lexington Herald-Leader:LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Kentucky's prohibition on out-of-state wineries shipping their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Law - Superlawyers on ice, at least for now [Updated]

According to this story published Saturday in the Trenton Star-Ledger:The state Supreme Court yesterday weighed in on the ongoing battle...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Law - "What if there were IM acronyms for lawyers?"

"What if there were IM [instant messaging] acronyms for lawyers?" is the question asked in a WSJ Law Blog entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Saturday, August 19, 2006

Law - Many law bloggers quoted as experts in NYT front-page story

"Experts Fault Reasoning in Surveillance Decision" is the headline to a front-page story in today's NY Times. The story is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 19, 2006

Friday, August 18, 2006

Law - Mannequins involved in lawsuits across the country

The LA Times reports today, in a great story by Roy Rivenburg that begins:"Attack of the Mannequins" might sound like...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, August 18, 2006

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Law - Interesting school ruling from Maryland

"Court Ruling Prompts Ban on Groups Sending Fliers Home With Students" is the headline to a story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 17, 2006

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Law - "Katrina storm surge damage not covered by homeowners insurance, judge rules"

"Katrina storm surge damage not covered by homeowners insurance, judge rules" is the headline to this AP story posted late...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Law - Another "Superlawyers" story

A story from the Fulton County (Georgia) Daily Report is republished by Law.com, dateline August 14. The headline: "'Super Lawyers'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 13, 2006

Law - Boston Globe writes on big box stores; bringing it home to Chesterton

The ILB has posted a number of entries on "big box" stores, local efforts in Indiana to zone to prevent...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, August 13, 2006

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Law - Washington Post editorial provides clarity on Vermont-Virginia dispute

A Washington Post editorial today cuts to the essence of the Vermont-Virginia visitation dispute. A paragraph:As the Vermont Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Law - "She skipped wedding, kept pricey ring, suit says"

The Chicago Tribune reports in a brief story today:A Barrington lawyer sued his ex-wife Tuesday, alleging she backed out of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Law - Sentencing at the state level

For those of you who follow sentencing at the state level, whether in Indiana or another state, Prof. Douglas Berman...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Law. - "Public Pension Plans Face Billions in Shortages"

The NY Times today begins a series on public pensions, with the overall title of "Costly Promises." The intro:This is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Monday, August 07, 2006

Law - More on lethal-force law

Last week the ILB had two stories (here and here) on a trial in Kentucky involving that state's new "lethal-force"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, August 07, 2006

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Law - "In Case of Emergency: Will Your Company Be Prepared?"

"In Case of Emergency: Will Your Company Be Prepared?" is the title of what looks to be a really useful...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, August 05, 2006

Thursday, August 03, 2006

Law - More on: Lawyers faint, become speechless, in stories today

On March 26th, an ILB entry pointed to a story about a North Dakota assistant attorney general who became speechless...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, August 03, 2006

Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Law - Boston Globe 4-part series titled "Debtors' Hell"

This Boston Globe series, with the 4th and final part today, is an "investigation into the world of consumer debt...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Law - What now with Blakely-Booker?

Here is a June 23, 2004 ILB entry about a judge in Massashusetts who had issued a 177-page sentencing memorandum,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Law - "The penal code shall be founded on the principles of reformation, and not of vindictive justice."

"The penal code shall be founded on the principles of reformation, and not of vindictive justice." So reads Article 1,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Law - An error in the Deficit Reduction Act spurs suits

The National Law Journal reports today, via Law.com, a story that may interest only legislative geeks (myself included):An error in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, August 02, 2006

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Law - "Superlawyers" and "Best Lawyers," the publications, will fight back

From the New Jersy Law Journal, via Law.com this morning, is this lengthy report that begins:Super Lawyers and Best Lawyers...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Law - Authorship gets lost on Web

"Authorship gets lost on Web: Some bloggers don't give credit where it's due" is the headline to a story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Monday, July 31, 2006

Law - "Law-related blogging starting to see a coming of age" -- But can a law blogger ever be considered a "journalist"?

"Law-related blogging starting to see a coming of age." So reads the headline to a story today from the Chicago...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 31, 2006

Saturday, July 29, 2006

Law - "Legal Blogs: The Search for Legitimacy"

Lyle Denniston, a Supreme Court journalist, and also a regular contributor to SCOTUS blog, has published an article in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 29, 2006

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Courts - Dahlia Lithwick writes on state court judges and the gay marriage bans

They have two totally different approaches, one is differential and the other is irreverent, but Linda Greenhouse of the NY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 27, 2006

Law - More on: Ohio Supreme Court issues long awaited eminent domain ruling today

Updating this ILB entry from yesterday, today the Cincinnati Enquirer reports:Property rights advocates hailed Wednesday's Ohio Supreme Court ruling -...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 27, 2006

Law - Washington Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage

"Washington Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage" is the headline to this story today in the NY Times. The story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 27, 2006

Law - No divorce after death in Pennsylvania

From today's Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, this story:A dead man cannot obtain a divorce in Pennsylvania, an Indiana County judge ruled Wednesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 27, 2006

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Law - Ohio Supreme Court issues long awaited eminent domain ruling today

Here is the report from the Cincinnati Enquirer, titled "Eminent domain abused: Ohio Supreme Court overrules Norwood home-taking." Some quotes:The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Law - State of Washington Supreme Court rules against same-sex marriage, 5-4

See the How Appealing entry here for early reports. For background, see this ILB entry from Monday, headed "Where does...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Law - Still more on: "Superlawyers" must not flaunt status [Updated]

A reader sends this note, which I've edited only slightly, as shown:I've been following your thread on the Superlawyers with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Law - More on: "Superlawyers" must not flaunt status

Law.com today posts a story from the New Jersey Law Journal reporting that:A New Jersey Supreme Court ethics panel knocked...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 25, 2006

Monday, July 24, 2006

Law - Where does gay marriage stand in the courts?

The LA Times has a good overview of the legal situation today, in a story headed "Flurry of Court Rulings,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 24, 2006

Law - Bar Task Force finds presidential signing statements undermine separation of powers

Here is the just released statement of the American Bar Association. Some quotes:WASHINGTON, D.C., July 24, 2006 – Presidential signing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, July 24, 2006

Sunday, July 23, 2006

Law - Civil rights hiring shifted in Bush era; Hoosier connections

The Boston Globe today has a sidebar (more about the main story below) that begins:After the Bush administration changed hiring...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 23, 2006

Saturday, July 22, 2006

Law - "Superlawyers" must not flaunt status [Updated]

"Lawyer Ads Cannot Tout ‘Super’ Status" is the headline to this story today in the NY Times regional section:TRENTON, July...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 22, 2006

Law - What should judges do if, while visiting the legal blogosphere, they encounter discussions about how pending cases ought to be decided?

"What should judges do if, while visiting the legal blogosphere, they encounter discussions about how pending cases ought to be...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 22, 2006

Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Law - Chicago's top lawyer rejects criticism

From the Chicago Sun-Times today, in a column by Fran Spielman, city hall reporter, that begins:Mayor Daley's embattled corporation counsel...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 19, 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Law - More on: New Jersey case on waiver of liability at skateboard park

This Feb. 1, 2006 ILB entry reported on an argument before the NJ Supreme Court on whether parents can waive...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 18, 2006

Friday, July 14, 2006

Law - FTC Targets Home-Listing Limits

The Wall Street Journal has another story today by James R. Hagerty on the real estate industry, this one headlined...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 14, 2006

Law - More on: Flood insurance issues now on trial

"Katrina Victims Say Agents Advised Against Flood Coverage" is the headline to this story today in the NY Times, updating...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 14, 2006

Law - Critics of voter IDs get boost

"Georgia judge rules law similar to Ohio's is discriminatory, unconstitutional" is the headline to a story today in the Akron...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, July 14, 2006

Thursday, July 13, 2006

Law - California Supreme Court declines to review lower court ruling upholding ordinance banning big-box stores

From the San Franscisco Chronicle:The California Supreme Court rejected Wal-Mart's appeal Wednesday of a ruling that allows cities and counties...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 13, 2006

Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Law - N.Y. High Court Says Mistaken Avowal of Fatherhood Imposes an 'Equitable Paternity'

"N.Y. High Court Says Mistaken Avowal of Fatherhood Imposes an 'Equitable Paternity'" is the headline to a New York Law...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Law - Flood insurance issues now on trial

After Katrina, the ILB posted several entries on flood insurance, both on "water vs. winds damage" issues and on the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Law - The early practice of legislative intervention in litigation and its repudiation by the framers of the Constitution

I haven't read it yet but this law journal article, titled "Legislative Usurpation: The Early Practice and Constitutional Repudiation of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, July 11, 2006

Saturday, July 08, 2006

Law - Federal court rules that opening Kentucky juvenile cases is a matter for state courts

The Louisville Courier Journal reports today on a 6th Circuit ruling:If the news media want Kentucky's juvenile court proceedings opened,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 08, 2006

Thursday, July 06, 2006

Law - "Tax dollars to fund study on restricting public data "

"Tax dollars to fund study on restricting public data: Pentagon to pay school to devise statute curbing freedom-of-information requests" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, July 06, 2006

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Law - "Democrats Not Eager to Emulate Texas's Redistricting"

"Democrats Not Eager to Emulate Texas's Redistricting" is the title to an analysis piece by Charles Babington in today's Washington...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Law - Same sex marriage rulings expected

"Top State Court's Ruling on Gay and Lesbian Marriage Is Awaited" is the headline to a story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Law - Milwaukee and surrounding area spend $100 million in legal fees in 5 year period

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel today reports:Lawyer bills ate up close to $100 million in local tax dollars over the past...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Sunday, July 02, 2006

Law - More on real estate brokers vs. discount brokers and Indiana's new law

My bad. It wasn't until lunch today, as I was going through stacks of unopened newpapers (still in the little...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 02, 2006

Law - "Farm Program Pays $1.3 Billion to People Who Don't Farm"

The Washington Post has a major story today reporting that:Nationwide, the federal government has paid at least $1.3 billion in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, July 02, 2006

Saturday, July 01, 2006

Law - The Texas redistricting decision

Linda Greenhouse's wrote in the NY Times Thursday, in a story headlined "Justices Uphold Most Remapping in Texas by G.O.P.":The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 01, 2006

Law - The "Mother of All BAPCPA Consumer Bankruptcy Law Outlines," Soon Available for Your Reading Pleasure

Chicago attorney Steve Jakubowski, of The Bankruptcy Litigation Blog, has recently begun to publish, in serial format, what the author...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, July 01, 2006

Friday, June 30, 2006

Law - Texas redistricting case

Tomorrow, for sure, the ILB plans to have a longer entry on the very disappointing U.S. Supreme Court opinion(s) in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 30, 2006

Law - Overview of Supreme Court term

Joan Biskupic of USAToday has an interesting overview of the Supreme Court term today. A quote:Aside from Thursday's landmark ruling...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 30, 2006

Law - Varied states' insanity defense approaches stand

"Court upholds states' insanity-defense standards" is the headline to a story today in the Christian Science Monitor about the other...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 30, 2006

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Law - A little more on the Texas redistricting decision

Continue to follow Election Law Blog, How Appealing, and SCOTUSblog if you want to read everything on today's opinion in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Law - Bush use of signing statements continues in the news

Charie Savage of the Boston Globe (who grew up, I'm told, in Fort Wayne and was/is "whip smart") has another...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 28, 2006

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Law - Louisiana Governor Blanco could not suspend suit deadline, court rules

The Baton Rouge Advocate reports:A Baton Rouge judge has ruled Gov. Kathleen Blanco “exceeded her authority” when she gave Louisianians...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Monday, June 26, 2006

Law - Court strikes down Vermont campaign finance law

SCOTUSblog is reporting:The Supreme Court, in a splintered decision on Monday, struck down limits on campaign donations and campaign spending...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 26, 2006

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Law - "Redistricting Ruling Imminent: Supreme Court's Decision Could Be Felt Far Beyond Texas"

"Redistricting Ruling Imminent: Supreme Court's Decision Could Be Felt Far Beyond Texas" is the headline to this freely available story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 22, 2006

Law - Cincinnati judge orders Planned Parenthood to turn over records

The Cinncinati Enquirer reports today:A judge ordered the Cincinnati Planned Parenthood Clinic on Wednesday to turn over all records for...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 22, 2006

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Law - "Hiring Scandals Shine Light on Some States"

"Hiring Scandals Shine Light on Some States" is the headline to an AP story in the Washington Post today. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Environment - More on yesterday's wetlands decision

Here are some quotes from Linda Greenhouse's front-page coverage in today's NY Times:The Supreme Court on Monday came close to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Monday, June 19, 2006

Environment - U.S. Supreme Court wetlands decision today muddies waters

The Supreme Court ruled today in favor of John Rapanos, in Rapanos v. U.S., by a vote of 5-4. Rapanos'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 19, 2006

Sunday, June 18, 2006

Law - Kentucky lawyer's debt deal in turmoil

Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:Louisville lawyer Ron Sheffer, whose law firm with offices from Paducah to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 18, 2006

Friday, June 16, 2006

Law - IU Law Prof. Tanford takes wine shipping issues to California

Here are some quotes from a story yesterday in the San Franscisco Chronicle:California residents may be able to order wine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 16, 2006

Law - Kentucky Supreme Court rules in a same-sex adoption case

Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier Journal has a story today headlined "Lesbian loses in custody case: Couple split after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, June 16, 2006

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Law - Google Launches Government Search Site

A story in today's Washington Post reports that Google:plans to announce a new online product aimed at being a one-stop...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, June 15, 2006

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Law - More on: Dad sues to prevent son's circumcision

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 18, 2006, the Chicago Tribune reports today, in a story that begins:In a case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Sunday, June 11, 2006

Law - "Scholars are split on the Bush administration's use of the Federalist Papers to justify its position "

"Scholars are split on the Bush administration's use of the Federalist Papers to justify its position on presidential war powers"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 11, 2006

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Law - Even more on presidential signing statements

Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe, who the ILB has quoted in this May 28, 2006 entry, and in this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Law - "Law School in Two Years Flat"

"Law School in Two Years Flat: New program may have led to higher enrollment" is the headline to an intriguing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Monday, June 05, 2006

Law - "Before" and "After" charts of Illinois state hiring practices

The Chicago Sun-Times offers another fascinating look today at Illinois Gov. Blagojevich’s hiring practices, before and after a federal hiring...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, June 05, 2006

Sunday, June 04, 2006

Law - Pennslyvania legislative expenses; Indiana Daily Insight blogger quoted

The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has a long story today on Pennsylvania's election law and campaign expenses. Some quotes:Pennsylvania's election law is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 04, 2006

Law - How Blogs Are Transforming Legal Scholarship

The Beckman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School held a symposium in late April on "How Blogs...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, June 04, 2006

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Law - "Gay marriage looms as 'battle of our times'"

"Gay marriage looms as 'battle of our times'" is the headline to a lenghty article in the June 1st Christian...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 31, 2006

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Law - More on presidential signing statements

Charlie Savage of the Boston Globe has another important feature on presidential signing statements today. An April 30th ILB entry,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 28, 2006

Law - "Unforeseeable, That’s What You Are . . ."

"Unforeseeable, That’s What You Are . . ." is the heading to this entry posted Friday in the Wall Street...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 28, 2006

Saturday, May 27, 2006

Law - Kentucky doctor fights back against serial-plaintiff

Andrew Wolfson of the Louisville Courier Journal reports today:Four times, Dr. Frank Bonnarens was sued for malpractice, and four times,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 27, 2006

Friday, May 26, 2006

Law - Kentucky Governor Fletcher's billing records sought

The AP reports today, in a story in the Louisville Courier Journal:FRANKFORT, Ky. — A state lawmaker asked a judge...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 26, 2006

Monday, May 22, 2006

Law - More on: Obtaining a license to practice law in California is hard

This Feb. 21st ILB entry quoted from the LA Times:Kathleen Sullivan, former dean of Stanford Law School and a former...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 22, 2006

Sunday, May 21, 2006

Law - Best law firm website?

Perhaps it is this one, Dreher Law Firm in San Diego....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 21, 2006

Friday, May 19, 2006

Law - Nation's leading class-action securities law firm, Milberg Weiss Bershad & Schulman, and two of its partners, indicted

"U.S. Indictment for Big Law Firm in Class Actions" is the headline of a front-page story today in the NY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 19, 2006

Thursday, May 18, 2006

Law - Kentucky Supreme Court decides pardon question

The Kentucky Supreme Court ruled today that the Governor indeed can preemptively pardon his appointees, thereby protecting them from indictment....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 18, 2006

Law - Illinois "Gov's 'clout-busting' lawyer muzzled "

A fascinating story today in the Chicago Sun-Times. Some quotes:At his first press conference as governor, Rod Blagojevich announced he...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 18, 2006

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Law - Georgia same-sex ruling interesting on several levels

A brief NY Times story today reports:ATLANTA, May 16 — A state amendment banning same-sex marriage was struck down Tuesday...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Law - "Justices to Hear Environmental Appeal on EPA Emissions Rule"

"Justices to Hear Environmental Appeal on EPA Emissions Rule" was the headline to a story yesterday in the Washington Post...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Monday, May 15, 2006

Law - Two significant U.S. Supreme Court decisions today; important air review granted

Two cases out of Ohio, DaimlerChrysler Corp. v. Cuno, 04-1704, and Wilkins v. Cuno, 04-1724, involved the issue of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 15, 2006

Sunday, May 14, 2006

Law - What is left for the U.S. Supreme Court this term?

The AP's Gina Holland has a story today titled "High Court Faces Deadlines on Big Cases." It begins: WASHINGTON (AP)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 14, 2006

Law - PRIVACY? WHAT PRIVACY?

"PRIVACY? WHAT PRIVACY? Cameras, cards and all sorts of data-gathering techniques can follow almost your every move." That is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, May 14, 2006

Saturday, May 13, 2006

Law - Indicted Kentucky Governor Fletcher hopes to avoid "perp walk"

"Judge wants Fletcher at arraignment: Governor's staff hopes to avoid court 'perp walk'" is the headline to a story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, May 13, 2006

Friday, May 12, 2006

Law - Delaware bars public records access to out-of-staters

The NY Times has a story today that begins: PHILADELPHIA, May 11 — A panel of federal appeals court judges...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 12, 2006

Law - Kentucky Governor Fletcher indicted in merit investigation

When last we blogged about Kentucky's governor, it was an entry from Dec. 28, 2005, with this heading: "Kentucky Governor...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, May 12, 2006

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Law - Jury backgrounds under scrutiny nationwide

"Now in Foreground: Jurors' Backgrounds: Criminal records have triggered mistrials or provided grounds for appeal in some high-profile cases" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, May 11, 2006

Monday, May 08, 2006

Law - More on: "Remaking cities: What price?"

On Sunday, April 30th, the Cincinnati Enquirer had a number of features on eminent domain -- see the ILB entry...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, May 08, 2006

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Law - Wisconsin Judge won't throw out suit over release of bill drafts

This is an interesting public records case from Wisconsin. As reported today by the AP in the The Janesville Wisconsin...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Law - Law school rankings pressure deans

"Law School Deans Feel Heat From Rank" is the headline to a story in The National Law Journal. Some quotes:Nancy...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Sunday, April 30, 2006

Ind. Law - My latest Res Gestae article coincides with important Boston Globe feature today

One couldn't ask for better timing. My April column for Res Gestae, which I completed and submitted for publication March...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 30, 2006

Law - Cameras in the U.S. Supreme Courtroom

"Courtroom camera bill stirs debate" is the headline to this story today in the Chicago Tribune. Some quotes: WASHINGTON --...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 30, 2006

Law - "Remaking cities: What price?"

"Remaking cities: What price?" is the headline to one of two major stories today in the Cincinnati Enquirer about the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 30, 2006

Thursday, April 27, 2006

Law - More on U.S. Supreme Court rules that homeowners need better notice before losing homes for back taxes

Updating yesterday's ILB entry re the Supreme Court's ruling in Jones v. Flowers, Linda Greenshouse writes today in the NY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 27, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Law - U.S. Supreme Court Justices Reject Immunity Below State Level

Linda Greenhouse writes in the NY Times today about the U.S. Supreme decision yesterday in the case of Northern Insurance...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Law - U.S. Supreme Court rules that homeowners need better notice before losing homes for back taxes

In a ruling today, Jones v. Flowers, Chief Justice Roberts, writing for the majority, said, as reported via this AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Friday, April 21, 2006

Law - 6th Circuit rules Ohio's punch-card and central-count optical scan voting systems are unconstitutional

The 6th Circuit opinion is Stewart v. Blackwell, a 47-page decision issued today. Here is a story from the Toledo...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 21, 2006

Thursday, April 20, 2006

Law - Wine law changes in Illinois and other states

"Shipping news means more choices for consumers, but some winemakers unhappy" is the headline of a story from the Chicago...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 20, 2006

Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Law - The Congressional Review Act, ten years later

Cindy Skrzycki, who writes the Tuesday column, The Regulators, for the Washington Post, today has a column headed "Reform's Knockout...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Law - Eminent domain laws - more bark than bite?

Here is an interesting story that was in the Boston Globe last Sunday, titled "Eminent domain is dead! (Long live...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Sunday, April 16, 2006

Law - Text book rental an issue in Illinois too, with a twist

The lead story in today's Chicago Tribune is headlined "Aging textbooks fail Illinois kids: Throughout the state, schoolchildren are using...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 16, 2006

Law - Unique zoning protest in Cincinnati area

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports today on a couple who were refused to right to build a fence, so have been...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 16, 2006

Friday, April 14, 2006

Law - Ohio Supreme Court: Governor’s office may withhold internal documents from public

Following up on this ILB entry from March 21st headed "Two Ohio Supreme Court decisions regarding public records" and this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, April 14, 2006

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Law - U.S. Supreme Court Votes to Allow Citation to Unpublished Opinions in Federal Courts

Law.com is reporting:The Supreme Court on Wednesday adopted a historic rule change that will allow lawyers to cite so-called unpublished...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Law- "Perverted Justice" in Darke County Ohio

The Richmond Paladium-Item has a fascinating story today by Don Fasnacht about "Perverted Justice." It begins:GREENVILLE, Ohio -- Tactics used...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Law - Ohio Governor may lose law license

"Taft may lose law license: Supreme Court complaint linked to unreported outings" is the headline to this story in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 11, 2006

Monday, April 10, 2006

Law - Yet more on: Those fighting over wine fees include Indiana law professor

Updating this March 28th ILB entry about disputes between the winning lawyers in the U.S. Supreme Court wine shipping case,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, April 10, 2006

Saturday, April 08, 2006

Law - The Changing Face of Real Estate Sales

The Wall Street Journal had two stories this week, on Wednesday and Thursday, on the changing face of real estate...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, April 08, 2006

Thursday, April 06, 2006

Law - California appeals court upholds "big box" ordinance

The San Francisco Chronicle is reporting:Cities can outlaw big-box superstores in order to prevent the collapse of local businesses and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, April 06, 2006

Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Law - More on: How paint companies lost a multi-billion dollar lead paint suit

Updating this ILB entry from Sunday is this AP story today headlined "State's Contract With Outside Attorneys Unconstitutional, Say Lead...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, April 05, 2006

Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Law - Update on: Federal judge strikes down Illinois law on video games; Bayh backs federal legislation; Michigan injunction; earlier Indianapolis effort

Updating this ILB entry from Dec. 3, 2004, reporting that a federal judge in Michigan had enjoined a Michigan ban...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, April 04, 2006

Sunday, April 02, 2006

Law - How paint companies lost a multi-billion dollar lead paint suit

This Feb. 24 ILB entry included this quote from the AP:Three former makers of lead paint are liable for a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, April 02, 2006

Friday, March 31, 2006

Law - More on: The Federal Register and the Indiana Register

Last Saturday the ILB posted an entry on the 70th anniversary of the Federal Register. The entry ended with this...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 31, 2006

Thursday, March 30, 2006

Law - More on: Mass. SJC hears challenges on same-sex marriage ban for nonresidents [Updated]

Updating this ILB entry from Oct. 5, 2005, on the validity of a 1913 Mass. law that, according to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 30, 2006

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Law - More on: Marshall, Illinois adult bookstore must move or change stock

Updating this ILB entry from Feb. 24th based on a Terre Haute Tribune-Star story, the Trib-Star reports today, in a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 29, 2006

Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Law - More on: Those fighting over wine fees include Indiana law professor

Updating this March 22nd ILB entry, based on a story from the Sacramento Bee, is another story today from the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 28, 2006

Monday, March 27, 2006

Law - Another records case heads to Ohio's top court; what about Indiana?

Following up on the ILB March 21st entry titled "Two Ohio Supreme Court decisions regarding public records" is a report...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 27, 2006

Sunday, March 26, 2006

Law - Lawyers faint, become speechless, in stories today

"Lawyer Faints as Jury Acquits His Clients" is the headline to a brief story today in the LA Times. A...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 26, 2006

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Law - The Federal Register and the Indiana Register

The Federal Register turned 70 this month. NPR this evening had a great story on how the Federal Register came...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 25, 2006

Friday, March 24, 2006

Law - Essay on blogging lawyers

I just read this Wall Street Journal article in today's paper, and am happy to find it online in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 24, 2006

Law - Wine shipping bill in Ohio gets FTC attention

A Federal Trade Commission press release yesterday related:Staff of the Federal Trade Commission’s three bureaus – Competition, Consumer Protection, and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 24, 2006

Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Law - Those fighting over wine fees include Indiana law professor

Thanks to How Appealing, here is a link to a story in the Sacromento Bee headlined "Money fight follows wine...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 22, 2006

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Law - Two Ohio Supreme Court decisions regarding public records

"Supreme Court rules against City of Akron records' destruction" is the headline to this AP story yesterday. Some quotes:COLUMBUS, Ohio...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Monday, March 20, 2006

Law - Are gay adoptions shaping up as nation's next culture clash?

The headline to this story in the Chicago Tribune today is: "Are gay adoptions shaping up as nation's next culture...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 20, 2006

Sunday, March 19, 2006

Law - Why Do So Few Women Reach the Top of Big Law Firms?

"Why Do So Few Women Reach the Top of Big Law Firms?" is the headline to a story occupying the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 19, 2006

Law - “Knowing the access laws in your community—and country”

Here is a release received from the Indiana Coalition for Open Government:“Knowing the access laws in your community—and country” In...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 19, 2006

Ind. Law - Home sellers lose with this new law

"Home sellers lose with this new law" is the title to a featured letter-to-the-editor in today's Indianapolis Star. The letter...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 19, 2006

Saturday, March 18, 2006

Law - Why Wall St. Hates Auctions

"Why Wall St. Hates Auctions" is the title to a NY Times column today by business writer Joe Nocera. His...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, March 18, 2006

Friday, March 17, 2006

Ind. Law - More on: Allen County Council examines attorney fees

"Allen council raises questions about cost of lawyers" is the headline to a story by Benjamin Lanka in today's Fort...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 17, 2006

Law - Law firm 'gives' Legal Aid an attorney for two years

"Law firm 'gives' Legal Aid an attorney for two years" is the headline to a story today in the Louisville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 17, 2006

Law - Suit filed against LJC in Kentucky court for publication of a photo of the wrong man

The Louisville Courier Journal reports today:A Lexington man sued The Courier-Journal yesterday, claiming he was humiliated after being identified last...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 17, 2006

Thursday, March 16, 2006

Law - "Crossing a Fine Line on Witness Coaching"

"Crossing a Fine Line on Witness Coaching" is the title of an interesting Adam Liptak column today in the NY...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 16, 2006

Law- Outstanding wine article in NY Times

The NY Times yesterday had an outstanding article titled "At Long Last, Wine in the Mail." It covers the implementation...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 16, 2006

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Law - More on: Kentucky lawmaker would make legislators' communications private

Updating this ILB from March 5th, which included this quote from the Louisville Courier Journal: FRANKFORT, Ky. -- All e-mails,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Sunday, March 12, 2006

Law - "Same-sex parenting is a done deal."

"Why Courts Are Adopting Gay Parenting" is the headline to a column by Dahlia Lithwick in today's Washington Post. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 12, 2006

Law - "Jury is still out on expert witnesses"

"Jury is still out on expert witnesses" is the headline to a long and comprehensive article today by Andrew Wolfson...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 12, 2006

Law - This is public access week, nationwide. PART II

The Indianapolis Star has an interesting editorial today showing how "Access to public records lets us peek inside government's doors",...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 12, 2006

Law - Cincinnati eminent domain challenge makes news

"Woman vs. eminent domain: She may lose her home of 47 years" is the headline to this story in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 12, 2006

Law - Lawmakers favor move to give president a limited line-item veto

The Louisville Courier Journal reports today, in James R. Carroll's "Notes from Washington," that "Lawmakers favor move to give president...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 12, 2006

Law - This is public access week, nationwide. PART I

Kicking off "National Sushine Week" is this editorial in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette, headlined "Reopen Government." Some quotes:Officials at...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 12, 2006

Friday, March 10, 2006

Law - Still more on: Federal agencies try to limit suits in state courts

Today the NY Times weighs in again on the move by federal regulatory agencies to limit, by regulation, the states'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, March 10, 2006

Monday, March 06, 2006

Law - More on the Texas redistricting cases before the Supreme Court

The oral arguments in the Texas redistricting cases were last Wednesday, March 1, as the ILB reported in this ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 06, 2006

Law - Will doctors and lawyers be next?

NPR's Morning Edition had a story last Friday, March 3rd, about how "the Internet is putting pressure on the fees...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, March 06, 2006

Sunday, March 05, 2006

Law - Kentucky lawmaker would make legislators' communications private

A story yesterday in the Louisville Courier Journal reported:FRANKFORT, Ky. -- All e-mails, telephone records and correspondence to and from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, March 05, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Law - More on: Florida defense attorneys demand source code of breath analyzers

On Dec. 17, 2005, the ILB had an entry titled "Florida defense attorneys demand source code of breath analyzers." Stories...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, March 02, 2006

Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Law - More on U.S. Supreme Court arguments on redistricting and tax incentives

Redistricting. NPR's Nina Totenberg had an excellent overview (about 8 minutes long) this morning of the Texas redistricting case that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, March 01, 2006

Monday, February 27, 2006

Law - Supreme Court to hear Texas redistricting case on Wednesday; other upcoming arguments

"Texas-size gerrymander case heads to high court" is the headline to a story today in the Chicago Tribune. Some quotes:WASHINGTON...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 27, 2006

Sunday, February 26, 2006

Law - Justice Scalia appears before very contentious group

An AP story from last Wednesday, available here, concludes:[Justice] Scalia generally bars television cameras and sometimes other press from his...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 26, 2006

Saturday, February 25, 2006

Law - Use of tax incentives for economic development to be argued before the Supreme Court

This ILB entry from September 03, 2004 is titled "Significant tax ruling may impact Indiana." A quote from the Louisville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 25, 2006

Friday, February 24, 2006

Law - Marshall, Illinois adult bookstore must move or change stock

The Terre-Haute Tribune Star reports today, in a story by Joanne Hammer:An adult bookstore on the outskirts of Marshall, Ill.,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 24, 2006

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Law - Is summary judgment unconstitutional?

See this entry from the Legal Theory Blog, referencing a 37-page working draft of a paper written by Suja A....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 23, 2006

Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Law - Three former athletes want NCAA to remove scholarship limits

Mark Alesia reports in the Sports section of the Indianapolis Star today:Three former college athletes have filed a class action...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Law - Obtaining a license to practice law in California is hard

An entertaining column in the LA Times today (at least for those of us who have no foreseeable plans to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Law - Drives to ban gay adoption heat up

A troubling story today in USA Today is headlined "Drives to ban gay adoption heat up: In 16 states, laws...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 21, 2006

Sunday, February 19, 2006

Law - More on: Federal agencies try to limit suits in state courts

The LA Times has a major story today titled "Industries Get Quiet Protection From Lawsuits." The subhead: "Federal agencies are...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2006

Law - Federal Appeals Court Upholds Maryland Governor's Ban on Talking to Reporters

"Court Upholds Ban on Talking to Reporters" was the headline to an Adam Liptak story Thursday in the NY Times....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, February 19, 2006

Saturday, February 18, 2006

Law - 7th Circuit Judges Frank Easterbrook and Diane Wood on Amercia & the Courts tonight

The C-SPAN blurb reads:U.S. Court of Appeals Seventh Circuit Judges Frank Easterbrook and Diane Wood speak about how much deference...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 18, 2006

Law - Dad sues to prevent son's circumcision

The Chicago Tribune reports today that:A Cook County judge Friday ordered a mother not to circumcise her 8-year-old son until...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 18, 2006

Thursday, February 16, 2006

Law - Lawmakers override Romney veto of wine sale bill

"Lawmakers override Romney veto of wine sale bill" is the headline of an AP report today:BOSTON --A bill making it...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2006

Law - Kentucky committee OKs bill that favors small wineries

Today's Louisville Courier Journal reports:FRANKFORT, Ky. -- A House committee approved a bill yesterday that would allow small out-of-state wineries...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2006

Law - This did NOT happen in Indiana, but rather in Kentucky!

"Two plead guilty in sex-tape case: Woman, attorney will avoid jail" is the headline to a story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2006

Law - Federal agencies try to limit suits in state courts

On January 19th the ILB posted an entry titled "Law - FDA Tries to Limit Drug Suits in State Courts."...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, February 16, 2006

Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Law - Wine shipping in other states, more of the same

"Committee kills proposal to let wineries ship in state" is the headline to this story from the Sioux Falls, South...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Law - Craigslist sued over housing ad bias

"Craigslist sued over housing ad bias" is the headline to a very interesting story today in the Chicago Tribune. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Law - Federal judge in Cincinnati rules "Poor wrongly jailed"

The Cincinnati Enquirer reports today:Hamilton County violated the constitutional rights of poor people for more than 20 years by sending...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Law - Pennsylvania Appeals Court rules city agency violated the separation of church and state when it seized a woman's home to help a religious group build a private school

An AP story today in the Washington Post reports:HARRISBURG, Pa., Feb. 6 -- A city agency violated the separation of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Law - "After Scandal, New Rules on Lobbying in Tennessee"

"After Scandal, New Rules on Lobbying in Tennessee" is the headline to this story today in the NY Times. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, February 07, 2006

Monday, February 06, 2006

Law - Supreme Court quiz

Here is a quiz the Louisville Courier Journal gave to people on the streets of Louisville:1. Do you know who...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2006

Law - Bill would allow veil of secrecy for juvenile jails in Kentucky

A story in the Dec. 8, 2005 Louisville Courier Journal (see ILB entry here) reported:Kentucky still prosecutes juveniles behind closed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, February 06, 2006

Saturday, February 04, 2006

Law - More on: Kansas Supreme Court rules in favor of privacy of abortion patients

Updating yesterday's ILB entry (access it here or scroll down to the next entry), the NY Times reports today, in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, February 04, 2006

Friday, February 03, 2006

Law - Kansas Supreme Court rules in favor of privacy of abortion patients

A decision today by the Kansas Supreme Court today may have repercussions in Indiana also. Recall that last spring both...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, February 03, 2006

Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Law - New Jersey case on waiver of liability at skateboard park

The New Jersey Star-Ledger reported yesterday on an argument before the NJ Supreme Court on whether parents can waive their...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Saturday, January 28, 2006

Law - Chicago to pay $9 million in wrongful conviction; contrast with South Bend case

The Chicago Sun-Times reports today:The city agreed to pay $9 million to a Chicago man wrongfully convicted of raping and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 28, 2006

Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Law - Supreme Court decision this week carries the potential to undermine campaign finance reform

So writes the NY Times in an editorial today about the Supreme Court's ruling this week in Wisconsin Right to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 25, 2006

Monday, January 23, 2006

Law - Supreme Court rules in Wisconsin Right to Life [Updated again]

Wisconsin Right to Life v. Federal Election Commission was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last Tuesday, Jan. 17th. See...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 23, 2006

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Law - Jarndyce and Jarndyce drones on, and on

From, of course, the first chapter of Dickens' Bleak House:Jarndyce and Jarndyce drones on. This scarecrow of a suit has,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 21, 2006

Law - Rep. Mike Pence feaured on C-SPAN's Q&A this Sunday

Indiana Rep. Mike Pence will be the focus of an hour-long Brian Lamb interview on C-SPAN's Q&A this Sunday:Sunday, January...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 21, 2006

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Law - FDA Tries to Limit Drug Suits in State Courts [Updated]

"FDA Tries to Limit Drug Suits in State Courts: Agency's 'Federal Preemption' Policy Included in Labeling Guidelines for Medications," is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 19, 2006

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Law - Some feedback on the oral argument in Wisconsin Right to Life

Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. Federal Election Commission was argued before the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday. See this ILB...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Law - U.S. Supreme Court upholds Oregon assisted suicide law

Gina Holland of the AP reports: WASHINGTON (AP) -- The Supreme Court, with Chief Justice John Roberts dissenting, upheld Oregon's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Monday, January 16, 2006

Law - U.S. Supreme Court oral arguments tomorrow in Wisconsin Right to Life

Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. Federal Election Commission will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court tomorrow, Tuesday, Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 16, 2006

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Law - "What limits on eminent domain? Norwood [Ohio] case is key national test"

"What limits on eminent domain? Norwood case is key national test" is the headline to a story today in the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 12, 2006

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Ind. Law - Small wineries in Illinois buffeted by the alcohol-distribution lobby; What is happening in Indiana?

"Wineries fight for right to ship" is the headline to a story today in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Some quotes...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Law - Online Federal Docket Management System endangered

Cindy Skrzycki of the Washington Post, writes in her The Regulators column that:Since 2003, the Bush administration has been working...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Monday, January 09, 2006

Law - Alito Confirmation Hearings begins today

The Senate hearings on the confirmation of nominee Samuel Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court begin today. The local (Indianapolis)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, January 09, 2006

Saturday, January 07, 2006

Law - Supreme Court to consider DNA innocence claim

"High Court to Consider DNA Innocence Claim: Death Row Prisoner Wants New Trial" is the headline to a long and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2006

Law- - Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. Federal Election Commission to be argued before the Supreme Court Jan. 17th

Wisconsin Right to Life, Inc. v. Federal Election Commission will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, Jan....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, January 07, 2006

Friday, January 06, 2006

Law - Appeals Court Upholds Martha Stewart Conviction

The AP is reporting that: NEW YORK (AP) -- A federal appeals court Friday upheld the conviction of celebrity homemaker...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, January 06, 2006

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Law - New Hampshire rules on accessibility of financial information in divorce records

An ILB entry from June 18, 2004 explored various aspects of whether divorce records are public documents. Included was the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, January 05, 2006

Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Law - End to election law standoff in Kentucky: Stephenson resigns

The Louisville Courier Journal reports today:Dana Seum Stephenson gave up her yearlong battle to represent Jefferson County's 37th Senate District...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Law - The evolution of indictments from bare bones filings to story-telling narratives

The Washington Post today has a fascinating article by Mark Leibovich headlined "Legal Literature: Plot, Character, Action!-- Abramoff Documents, Latest...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Ind. Law - Guidant sued over J&J merger offer

"Guidant sued over J&J merger offer" is the headline to an interesting story by Jeff Swiatek in the Business Section...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Law - Cool database of Alito opinions

The ILB covers the U.S. Supreme Court nominees only sporatically, relying instead on the comprehensive coverage provided by How Appealing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Law - Eminent domain now big business

"Eminent domain now big business" is the headline to a a major story today in the Chicago Tribune. Some quotes:With...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Law - New Orleans lawyer cashed in on Katrina

The Times-Picayune has a very long report today about a New Orleans lawyer. Some quotes:It was Aug. 30 and the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, January 03, 2006

Thursday, December 29, 2005

Law - Digital Documents and Technical Obsolescence

Yesterday the ILB highlighted this side-bar to the Indianapolis Star story about state representative Phyllis Pond:Storage of courthouse records: Pond...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2005

Law - Redistricting, before the Supreme Court again this spring

Currently on C-SPAN: 9:00-9:30 a.m. Tim Storey, National Conference of State Legislatures, Redistricting Director, talking about the Texas redistricting case...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 29, 2005

Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Law - Kentucky Governor Fletcher to pick 2 judges in case about himself

More on the continuing Kentucky investigation of Governor Fletcher's alleged violation of the state's merit hiring laws. Today the Louisville...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 28, 2005

Monday, December 26, 2005

Law - Still more on disbarred Kentucky lawyer turned legal publisher

The Kentucky Law Blog has now obtained links to the most recent issues of the Kentucky Trial Court Review and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 26, 2005

Law - Appeals Courts Criticize Immigration Judges' Handling of Asylum Cases

An Adam Liptak article in the NY Times today (also reprinted in a shortened version here in the Indianapolis Star)...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 26, 2005

Law - Disbarred Kentucky lawyer turned legal publisher [More]

A don't miss story today in the Louisville Courier Journal. Some quotes from the lengthy feature by reporter Andrew Wolfson:Shannon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 26, 2005

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Law - Wall Street Journal features losing party in eminent domain suit - Kelo v. City of New London; earlier NY Times report on project status

This feature story, that I read in yesterday's print version of the Wall Street Journal, is available here online today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 25, 2005

Saturday, December 24, 2005

Law - Even more on Election law standoff in Kentucky: KY Supreme Court rule

"UnbelieveableUnbelievable defiance" is the headline to an outraged editorial today in the Louisville Courier Journal. The ediorial doesn't begin with...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 24, 2005

Friday, December 23, 2005

Law - Procedural ploys in the U.S. Senate struggle this week over Artic drilling

The Washington Post had a story Thursday about the procedural maneuvering in the U.S. Senate in an effort to tack...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 23, 2005

Law - More on Election law standoff in Kentucky: KY Supreme Court rules

Updating yesterday's ILB entry, which included a link to the Kentucky Supreme Court's 100-page opinion, today's Louisville Courier Journal has...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 23, 2005

Thursday, December 22, 2005

Law - Election law standoff in Kentucky: KY Supreme Court rules

The Louisville Courier Journal websiter posted this AP report by Mark Chellgren late this morning that the Kentucky Supreme Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 22, 2005

Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Law - The Office of Management and Budget wants to give agencies guidance on their guidance.

The Washington Post column, The Regulators, by Cindy Skrzycki, has an interesting story today headlined "The Office of Management and...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, December 20, 2005

Monday, December 19, 2005

Law - Bloomington hospital seeks protections against new rival facility; more

The Indianapolis Star this morning has a brief story that begins:Bloomington -- Bloomington Hospital is forming a policy that could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 19, 2005

Saturday, December 17, 2005

Law - Virginia Gov. Warner Moves to Protect Gays in Va. Hiring

The Washington Post reports in a front-page story today:RICHMOND, Dec. 16 -- Gov. Mark R. Warner (D) on Friday quietly...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 17, 2005

Law - Kentucky Court refuses to halt jurors: More indictments possible, judges say

"Court refuses to halt jurors: More indictments possible, judges say" is the headline to this Louisville Courier Journal story today...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 17, 2005

Law - Florida defense attorneys demand source code of breath analyzers

The Saturday Wall Street Journal has a front-page story (not freely available online) titled "Florida Standoff on Breath Tests Could...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 17, 2005

Friday, December 16, 2005

Law - Constitutional ban on corporate farming held to violate Commerce Clause and ADA

A very brief AP item in the DesMoines Register today reports that a federal judge yesterday "rejected Nebraska's ban on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 16, 2005

Law - New Michigan law permits vintners inside and outside the state to ship their products directly to consumers

"Governor signs bills allowing direct wine shipments to consumers" is the headline to an AP story published in the Detroit...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 16, 2005

Thursday, December 15, 2005

Law - More on Texas Congressional Redistricting cases

NPR's The Diane Rehm Show today devoted the entire hour to the Texas Congressional Redistricting case:The Supreme Court's decision to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 15, 2005

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Law - More on: Federal judge strikes down Illinois law on video games; Bayh backs federal legislation; Michigan injunction; earlier Indianapolis effort

Thanks to Howard Bashman's How Appealing, here is a link to an article by Donald Lee titled "Lack of scientific...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Monday, December 12, 2005

Law - Texas redistricting to be reveiwed by Supreme Court

NPR's Nina Totenberg had an excellent piece this afternoon on the Supreme Court's Texas redistricting review -- a story that...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2005

Law - Plagiarism: A serious problem with students at all levels of schooling

"Writing a paper? Make it original" is the headline to a story today by Staci Hupp on the front page...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 12, 2005

Saturday, December 10, 2005

Law - Lawyer Charged With Stealing From Convicted Thief

"Lawyer Charged With Stealing From Convicted Thief: Joliet Lawyer Allegedly Stole From Lawyer Convicted Of Theft" is headline to the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 10, 2005

Friday, December 09, 2005

Law - A take on "The government may withhold Social Security benefits in order to collect old student loan debts"

Wednesday, as Linda Greenhouse reported yesterday in the NY Times:The Supreme Court ruled unanimously Wednesday that the government may withhold...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 09, 2005

Monday, December 05, 2005

Law - Tennessee attorney allegedly advised client to lie, advice he sent via email

A reader has sent me this story, from TriCities, TN/VA Channel 11, dated Nov. 30. Some quotes:The Tennessee Bureau of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2005

Law - We'd always heard the California bar exam is difficult, but really! [More]

The Wall Street Journal this morning (paid subscription only) has a front-page story that caught my attention immediately. Headlined "Even...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, December 05, 2005

Sunday, December 04, 2005

Courts - Michigan Supreme Court adopts rule prohibiting use a person's race, sex, religion or nationality to select jurors

An AP story in today's Washington Post reports:LANSING, Mich. -- Judges in Michigan cannot use a person's race, sex, religion...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, December 04, 2005

Saturday, December 03, 2005

Law - Have lawyers been overbilled for bar review courses?

"Are Lawyers Being Overbilled for Their Test Preparation?" is the headline to this very long and compex story, to appear...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 03, 2005

Law - Federal judge strikes down Illinois law on video games; Bayh backs federal legislation; Michigan injunction; earlier Indianapolis effort

The Chicago Tribune reports today:Dealing a defeat to Gov. Rod Blagojevich, a federal judge on Friday struck down a state...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, December 03, 2005

Friday, December 02, 2005

Law - Louisville Metro Police set up robbery website

"Metro police introduce Web site on robberies: Department hopes videos, photos will draw tips" is the headline to a story...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, December 02, 2005

Thursday, December 01, 2005

Law - Trial-less lawyers turn to pro bono work

"Trial-less Lawyers: As more cases settle, firms seek pro bono work to hone associates' courtroom skills." So reads the headline...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2005

Ind. Law - Limits on lobbying, campaign reporting urged by Fort Wayne paper

Two editorials today in the Fort Wayne Journal Gazette. "The door still spins: Lobbying limits needed for former lawmakers" is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, December 01, 2005

Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Law - Ongoing scandals in our sister states of Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio, and a powerful column from the Washington Times

Some stories about the ongoing scandals in our sister states of Illinois, Kentucky, and Ohio. "Note-taker settles dispute, repays $12,567"...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Monday, November 28, 2005

Law - "The Billable Hour: Are Its Days Numbered?"

"The Billable Hour: Are Its Days Numbered? Almost everyone agrees that the billable hour is the scourge of the legal...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 28, 2005

Sunday, November 27, 2005

Courts - Senate Judiciary hearing on cameras in the courtroom

Last evening, th4e regular C-SPAN series, America and the Courts, showed portions of the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing from earlier...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 27, 2005

Saturday, November 26, 2005

Law - Louisville Courier Journal editorial honors the Warren Court

On Thanksgiving the Louisville Courier Journal ran an editorial headed "The Blessings of Liberty." Here are some quotes:Hardly any aspect...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 26, 2005

Friday, November 25, 2005

Courts - Unfinished Transcripts May Nullify Convictions in Colorado

"Unfinished Transcripts May Nullify Convictions: An ex-court reporter in Colorado is ordered to finish the task for eight cases on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 25, 2005

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Law - 4th Circuit reinstates quick permits for mountaintop mining

"Court Backs Quick Permits for Mountain Coal Mines" is the headline to an AP story today in the NY Times....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 24, 2005

Sunday, November 20, 2005

Law - Federal Judge Barker: "The rules of the road have changed in no inconsiderable way."

"Disparity grows in penalties for execs: Changes in sentencing rules spark variations in prison terms for white-collar criminals." That is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2005

Law - Feature on Chicago federal Judge Joan Lefkow

The Chicago Tribune has a very long (18 pages via my printer's count) feature today on Judge Joan Lefkow. It...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 20, 2005

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Law - Another fascinating episode in Pennsylvania court's failed retention vote

The ILB has had several entries, including this one from 10/9/05 and this one from 10/5/05) on the failure of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 19, 2005

Law - Another fascinating episode in the Kentucky state merit hiring investigation

To quote first from deep within the Louisville Courier Journal story today:University of Kentucky law professor Bob Lawson said the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 19, 2005

Friday, November 18, 2005

Law - "Target Pharmacists Can Refuse 'Plan B' Prescriptions"

"Target Pharmacists Can Refuse 'Plan B' Prescriptions" is the heading of a piece today (listen here) on NPR's Day-to-Day. The...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 18, 2005

Law - U.S. attorney suddenly too sexy for his legal briefs

"U.S. attorney suddenly too sexy for his legal briefs" is the headline to this column today by the Chicago Sun-Times'...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 18, 2005

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Law - An update on the election law standoff in Kentucky [Updated]

See this Oct. 27, 2005 ILB entry for background. Today WHAS Louisville is reporting:(Frankfort, KY) -- Candidates have already begun...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 16, 2005

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Law - More on cameras in the courtroom

"Allow cameras in federal courts" is the headline to an editorial today in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Some quotes:U.S. Rep. Steve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Law - Pro bono work: More on Winston & Strawn LLP's free defense of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan

Following up on yesterday's ILB entry, today's Chicago Tribune reports, in a story headlined "Big law firm's decision to defend...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Law - Secret dockets in Florida federal courts -- is hiding cases continuing?

A very long article from the Florida Daily Business Review is published at Law.com today, headlined "Fla. Federal Judges Slammed...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 15, 2005

Monday, November 14, 2005

Law - Briefs filed in one of two campaign finance cases before U.S. Supreme Court

In two entries (here and here) on 9/27/05, the ILB reported on two campaign finance cases granted cert by the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2005

Law - Pro bono work: Winston & Strawn LLP's free defense of former Illinois Gov. George Ryan

Last Thursday the ILB posted an entry about issues surrounding the pro bono work of Chicago-based firm of Jenner &...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 14, 2005

Sunday, November 13, 2005

Law - Illinois Governor faces merit hiring questions

Kentucky has an ongoing investigation into alleged merit hiring violations by its Governor (see most recent ILB entry here from...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 13, 2005

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Law - Contesting winning bids for state contracts in Kentucky

The Louisville Courier Journal has an interesting story this morning by Mark R. Chellgren titled "Court adjusts standard for appealing...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, November 12, 2005

Friday, November 11, 2005

Law - Kentucky Governor's pardons of accused in hiring investigation trouble judge

Two stories today on the long-running Kentucky merit -hiring investigation. The Evansville Courier& Press has an AP story that begins:FRANKFORT,...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 11, 2005

Thursday, November 10, 2005

Law - Definition of "pro bono" at issue in Milwaukee Clean Water Act case

Milwaukee Journal Sentinel columnists Cary Spivak & Dan Bice had an interesting piece this week about the definition of "pro...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2005

Law - Forcing the Supreme Court by statute to allow cameras at oral arguments

Tony Mauro of Legal Times has a story today titled "Bill Allowing Cameras in Supreme Court Gains Momentum." Some quotes:"It's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, November 10, 2005

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Law - New Chief Justice learning the ropes

NY Times reporter Linda Greenhouse has a story today that starts on a light note about the new Chief Justice...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Law - Election results on items the ILB has been following

The creation of an independent panel to redraw legislative districts failed yesterday in Ohio, as did a similar proposal in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Monday, November 07, 2005

Law - Juries in Jefferson County, Kentucky the focus of a LCJ series

"Jury not of their peers: In Jefferson County, people who live in mainly African-American areas are less likely to serve...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, November 07, 2005

Sunday, November 06, 2005

Law - Two interesting law stories from the area, one about auctions, one about discrimination

"Auction gone bad winds up in court: sellers wanted to keep part of land" is the headline to an AP...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, November 06, 2005

Friday, November 04, 2005

Law - Eminent domain in the news [Updated]

"Judge says tire shop will stay put" is the headline to a story today in the Gary Post-Tribune. Some quotes:LAKE...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, November 04, 2005

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Courts - Safeguarding Illinois judges' voter registration records

Michael Sneed, Chicago Sun-Times columnist, has an item today about safeguarding judges' voter registration records:Sneed hears the Chicago Election Board...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Law - Michigan appeals court halts ruling authorizing same-sex benefits

"Appeals court halts ruling authorizing same-sex benefits" is the headline to an AP story from the Lansing State Journal. Some...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, November 01, 2005

Monday, October 31, 2005

Gov't. - Putting lobbying records online is fiasco in Congress

The Washington Post has a lengthy story today headlined "Lobbyists Tangled in a Paperless Pursuit" by long-time congressional expert Jeffrey...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 31, 2005

Law - Kentucky requires qualifying exam for circuit clerk candidates

A story in the Evansville Courier& Press today reports that:Tuesday is the deadline for registering to take a qualifying exam...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 31, 2005

Saturday, October 29, 2005

Law - Alaska Supreme Court rules "same-sex partners of state workers entitled to equal protection"

Today's Anchorage Daily News has an AP story that begins:The Alaska Supreme Court on Friday ruled it is unconstitutional to...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 29, 2005

Law - More on Hoosier Maureen Mahoney for the Supreme Court

"Merrillville native might have shot at Supreme Court: Law professor, mom say Maureen Mahoney has personal, intellectual credentials" is the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 29, 2005

Friday, October 28, 2005

Law - 11th Circuit upholds injunction barring Georgia from enforcing voter ID law

The Washington Post reports today:In a case that some have called a showdown over voting rights, a U.S. appeals court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 28, 2005

Law - Another Hoosier on the list for the Supreme Court

The Gary Post-Tribune has a story today by Danielle Braff headlined "Region native on short list." Some quotes:A month after...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 28, 2005

Law - Kentucky grand jurors worry about liability

The Louisville Courier Journal has an interesting story today related to the ongoing inveigations in the hiring practices of the...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 28, 2005

Thursday, October 27, 2005

Law - Interesting position taken by Virigina judge in DWI cases

"Maverick N.Va. Judge Tosses Out DWI Cases That Presume Guilt" is the headline to this story in the Washington Post....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2005

Law - Still more on election law standoff in Kentucky

On Jan. 8th, 2005, the ILB posted an entry that began:Just because we haven't reported on it since our Dec....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 27, 2005

Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Law - Reports on court stenographers; courtroom artists

Today in its "It's a Living" column, the Wall Street Journal (paid subscription only) reports on court stenographers, using Vioxx...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Law - Patronage/merit hiring in Chicago and Kentucky in the news again

Chicago. A story today in the Chicago Tribune reports:The Daley administration should get another chance to challenge a long-standing court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 25, 2005

Monday, October 24, 2005

Law - Resdistricting, a comprehensive relook

"Who Should Redistrict?" is the title to a lengthy article in Sunday's NY Times Magazine, well worth a read. [More]...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 24, 2005

Saturday, October 22, 2005

Law - Hospital merger in Chicago suburbs voided by judge; termed landmark decision

"Judge voids 2000 merger of North Shore hospitals" is the headline to this long story today in the Chicago Tribune....

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 22, 2005

Friday, October 21, 2005

Law - Gun-shield bill protects makers and sellers from suits, including that of the city of Gary

The Indianapolis Star publishes on its front page today a story from the LA Times (their longer version here) on...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 21, 2005

Thursday, October 20, 2005

Law - Bush faith-based initiative upheld: Salvation Army may hire and fire employees according to their religious beliefs

On October 4th the ILB posted this brief entry about Judge Sidney Stein's Sept. 20th opinion in the case of...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2005

Law - Dispute over "pat downs" at Cincinati Bengals home games may be over

"Fans must deal with pat downs" is the headline to an editorial today in the Cincinnati Enquirer. Some quotes:A judge's...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Thursday, October 20, 2005

Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Law - "Judge halts Georgia voter ID law"

A report about this decision this morning, in Ed Feigenbaum's Indiana Daily Insight, sent me looking for more. The Atlanta...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Law - Simon Malls' gift cards found illegal by a New Hampshire court

The Concord New Hampshire Monitor reports today:A Merrimack County Superior court judge ruled yesterday that gift cards sold at Simon...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Law - "11th-hour filers use Web"

"11th-hour filers use Web: New bankruptcy law triggers deadline dash" is the headline to this story by Maureen Hayden in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Monday, October 17, 2005

Law - The new bankruptcy law operative today

Richmond attorney E. Thomas Kemp has a nice piece today on the impact of the new bankruptcy law, that is...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 17, 2005

Law - More on "NY court rules Same-sex partner can't sue for malpractice"

"Same-Sex Partner Loses Wrongful Death Action: Panel majority finds right available only to married couples" is the title to a...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 17, 2005

Law - More on zoning, churches, and the RLUIPA

"Judge denies church's big building proposal: Congregation seeks God's help in appeal" is the headline to a story today in...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Monday, October 17, 2005

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Law - Nationwide, "Scandals Becoming an Issue in State Races"

"Scandals Becoming an Issue in State Races" is the headline to this story today in the LA Times. The lead:Even...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Sunday, October 16, 2005

Saturday, October 15, 2005

Law - Disorder in Ohio courtroom

The Cincinnati Enquirer has an editorial today headed "Ensuring order in Mason's city court." It begins:Critics call Mason Municipal Court...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Saturday, October 15, 2005

Friday, October 14, 2005

Law - A Crash Course in Constitutional Law

This is kind of fun. Michael C. Dorf, the Michael I. Sovern Professor of Law at Columbia University in New...

Posted by Marcia Oddi on Friday, October 14, 2005