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Stanford Law "Escort" Sentenced To Home Detention

There's a little truth to every cliché - and, it turns out, at least one escort was charging for dates to pay off Stanford Law student loans.   San Jose Mercury News :  A Stanford Law graduate was sentenced Monday on a federal tax conviction related to running a high-priced call girl service, punishment that includes restrictions on her ability to keep advertising as an escort while she's on probation. During a hearing in San Jose federal court, U.S. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 16:26:00

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Money, Credit, and the Law – Know Your Rights

That’s the title of a valuable new video narrated by Professor Richard Alderman, director of the Center for Consumer Law at the University of Houston Law Center. The video, consisting of easily digestible short chapters, provides help managing personal finances, dealing with credit problems and debt collectors, responding when sued by a creditor, seeking credit counseling, or exploring the option of bankruptcy.  The video can be viewed online or a DVD can be requested directly from Professor [more...]

Date: 2009-09-17 20:50:58


“Cleanse thou me from secret faults.” Psalm 19:12SELF-RIGHTEOUSNESS arises partly from pride, but mainly from ignorance of God’s law. It is because men know little or nothing concerning the terrible character of the divine law, that they foolishly imagine themselves to be righteous. They are not aware of the deep spirituality, and the stern severity of the law, or they would have other and wiser notions. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-27 08:23:10

Evolutionary Bicentennial

HARLES DARWIN is 200 this year and his great work, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, ... discussion - did God create by laws or willy-nilly? It was this last one which most intrigued ... create the universe with laws - laws he used to bring us to where we are? Or did God ignore the laws [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 03:53:01

Bread and Circuses

Last night was opening night of my Constitutional law course…. Nothing like giving a lecture on natural law, the common law and the Declaration of Independence ... be either — response or understanding wise. Anyway… the above book is a great summary of natural law [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 00:50:34

New Berkeley Law Study Finds Enforcement of Immigration Laws Led to Racial Profiling

Berkeley, CA—September 16, 2009… A Hispanic community in a small southern city that lived in fear of police after a spike in arrests now has evidence that it was unjustly targeted to enforce federal immigration laws. A new analysis of arrest data shows that police in Irving, Texas arrested Hispanics in far greater numbers for petty offenses as part of a federal Criminal Alien Program (CAP) to deport serious offenders. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-17 19:15:35

Cyber Sexual Harassment

Podcast of a radio show featuring fantastic feminist law prof Danielle Citron, plus Latoya Peterson of Racialicious and Jill Filipovic of Feminste, is available here. Danielle’s referenced law review article, Cyber Civil Rights, can be downloaded ... to expect self-correction of this intimidation of vulnerable individuals, the law must respond [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 03:36:24

Ralph Nader: ‘Government without law’

Posted at Nader.org Over thirty years ago, a book came out titled “How the Government Breaks the Law”, by Jethro K. Lieberman.” Even then it was old news and the examples cited seemed small compared to today’s chronic law-breakers in the White House and at many federal departments and agencies. Many recent books [more...]

Date: 2008-12-26 20:14:02


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Date: 2009-09-26 10:13:17

He Says “Scary” Like It’s a Bad Thing

The Chicago Tribune reports: French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand was quoted in French media as saying, “In the same way that there is a generous America that we like, there is also a scary America that has just shown its face.” The law is supposed to be scary to criminals — and the law’s persistence, over the span of decades, is scarier still, but rightly so. People shouldn’t be able to evade justice by fleeing to a hospitable jurisdiction. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 16:49:30

74 Law Professors Pile On Support For CFPA

A group of professors with expertise in consumer and banking law have sent a letter to key House and Senate committee chairmen demanding that Congress enact the Obama administration's proposed reforms of the financial industry. "Our review of the regulatory approaches at the existing agencies," says the letter, "leads us to conclude that on balance they place a higher value on protecting the interest of financial product vendors who promote complex debt instruments using aggressive sales [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 16:35:04

Pool Operators Slow To Comply With New Safety Law; Make Sure They Do [Safety]

The Virginia Graeme Baker Pool and Spa Safety Act—which requires filtration systems to have special safety covers—was named after a 7-year-old who ... and horrific event. Unfortunately, despite the law being in effect since the middle of last month ... (CPSC) is tasked with enforcing the law, and as any regular reader here knows by now, the CPSC [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:53:12

ACLU challenges secrecy of US whistleblower law

ACLU challenges secrecy of US whistleblower law The American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit Thursday challenging the constitutionality of a law that requires whistleblowers with allegations of war profiteering or other contract fraud to... Full story Immigration officials end RI detention contract » All 155 survive plane crash [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:58:04

Did Richard Goldstone Really Say That?!

There is an advance transcript of what Judge Richard Goldstone is supposed to say in Geneva to the UN Human Rights Council.Let's hope he doesn't follow the script too closely!Here's why:According to the transcript, Goldstone will say:Mr. PresidentAs you all know, the Mission was established in April of this year with the mandate to investigate "all violations of International Human Rights Law and International Humanitarian Law that might have been committed at any time in the context of the military [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 16:56:25

The Situation of Credit Card Regulation

Situationist Contributor Adam Benforado recently published the following op-ed, titled “Time to Rein in Tricks of the Financial Trade,” in Cap Times . * * * I have a confession: I teach contract law, and I do not understand everything in my credit card agreement. If business law professors are getting lost in the fine print of consumer financial products, we have a fundamental problem. Back in the early 1980s, the average credit card contract filled up a single page. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-28 04:01:16

Baton Rouge, Louisiana - Shooting 11440 Bard

On 8/18/09, at approximately 0510 hours, officers were dispatched to 11440 Bard Ave. relative to a shooting. Victim was shot in parking lot at 11440 Bard Ave. as an unknown suspect demanded money from victim. No known description of suspect at this time.Currently under investigation by Armed Robbery Detectives # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # # #Louisiana Drunk Driving Laws, Penalties & FinesThe DUI CalculatorThe Bankruptcy FAQLouisiana Teen Driving Laws & Insurance [more...]

Date: 2009-08-18 19:14:33

CPSIA threatens Kelly Neylan’s Organic Baby Clothing Business

[ This is the first of a series of posts by Susan Maphis covering the impact of the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA) ... of this law. Kelly Neylan, of BuddhiWear.com, says that the law was written hastily without input ... . Neylan’s company currently sells organic clothing for women, men, and children. “If the law [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:06:26

Buying Cold Medicine for her husband lands Indiana grandmother in jail

Indiana's law designed to stop meth production gets Sally Harpold arrested. The Terre Haute News reports When Sally Harpold bought cold medicine for her family back in March, she never dreamed that four months later she would end up in handcuffs. Now, Harpold is trying to clear her name of criminal charges, and she is speaking out in hopes that a law will change so others won't endure the same embarrassment she still is facing. "This is a very traumatic experience," Harpold said. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 21:24:44

The Downside of a J.D.

National Law Journal:  Discovering a Law Degree's Downside:  Sending the Wrong Signal in Bad Times? ... some of the nearly $85,000 in student loan debt, Allam began to think she'd made a mistake by going the law ... in landing a job in another field may well be overblown. With student loan debt at an all-time high [more...]

Date: 2008-11-21 15:09:30

Eugene Volokh: He Says "Scary" Like It's a Bad Thing:

The Chicago Tribune reports: French Culture Minister Frederic Mitterrand was quoted in French media as saying, "In the same way that there is a generous America that we like, there is also a scary America that has just shown its face." The law is supposed to be scary to criminals -- and the law's persistence, over the span of decades, is scarier still, but rightly so. People shouldn't be able to evade justice by fleeing to a hospitable jurisdiction. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 17:50:08

BREAKING: Obama Runs Another Online Lottery After Being Warned by Law Enforcement

by Bill Levinson Law enforcement warned the Obama campaign against running lotteries, but Obama is doing it again anyway. We encourage our readers to report this Web page to their states’ gambling law enforcement ... : from mta-inap8.bluestatedigital.com ( ) by vms172051.mailsrvcs.net (Sun Java System Messaging Server [more...]

Date: 2008-10-31 23:08:55

Pls Hndle Thx: Bitter Like Me

Ed. note : Have a question for next week? Send it in to advice@abovethelaw.com . ATL - I'm a 1L at a T14 law school in the midwest. I did my undergrad at the same school, but took a year off before I matriculated to law school. Some of my college friends are now 2Ls. It's only been a little bit of time since I came back, but over the past year it looks like my former easy-going friends have turned into complete assholes. They've become obsessed about the "status" of our school. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-25 17:20:23

Joint Ventures - A look at partnership law

Written by the monkey's atThe Nexus Now I have been online blogging for almost a year and due to lack of time haven’t really tried to monetize or ... it I have below written a summary (as understood by me) of UK partnership law. Though I would here state ... some sort of legal action. Independent legal advice should be sought from your local solicitor [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 07:59:12

Is There Something Sinister About Caller ID Spoofing?

Spoofing refers to the ability to disguise the originating caller identification number when placing a telephone call ... display. Proponents of this technology laud its uses for law enforcement and private investigators ... is one that allows law enforcement to solicit information over the telephone by representing themselves [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:17:22

What’s happening in Amsterdam? An overview of changing law

In the current trafficking debates in Europe, complex laws tend to be reduced to simplistic tags like legalisation or regulation ... square). Crime The argument is this: prostitution is not criminal, but the social and economic ... for criminal activities, such as drug trafficking and dealing, trafficking of women, laundering of money [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:05:09

August 20 roundup

Lawyers’ contingency fee is temptation to ethical corner-cutting in consumer debt collection, too ... -good “Donda West Law” but it won’t do much to keep impulsive clients from rushing into plastic ... fee, debtor-creditor law, endangered species, Indian tribes, legal discipline, medical, movies film [more...]

Date: 2008-08-20 10:32:48

Bronx Criminal Lawyer (718) 585-4444

PETER J. SCHAFFER, Attorney at Law devotes his practice to New York State criminal defense, the defense of all federal criminal cases, and representing victims of false arrest and the use of excessive force by law enforcement (“police brutality”) . Mr. Schaffer uses the knowledge and skills he has developed over the past twenty-two years of trial work to help his clients achieve the best result in every case he defends. Mr. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 16:53:25

The Bailout of Abominations

By Robert Higgs of The Independent Institute: As a rule,we may assume that any statute containing the word “emergency” in its title, preamble, or statement of purposes is a bad law. If you want an apt example, consider the Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008, which the president signed into law on Friday, October 3, 2008, [more...]

Date: 2008-10-07 18:10:36

Yo Momma So Fat, Her Ass Is Bigger Than a Blueprint for Liberty

Jackass of the day: Frank Melton, Mayor of Jackson, Mississippi. He was faced with a city council that refused to pass a law banning sagging pants ... that ANY local issue is “much bigger than the Constitution” is ridiculous. Yet it’s an all-too-common ... contempt for the Constitution — and with it, for the rule of law — is uglier than an army of [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:48:21

Hoover’s Other Error: Making Sprawl the Law

For Release January 18, 2009 Citiwire.net By Rick Cole Take any great place that people love to visit ... . What do they all have in common? The mix of uses that gives them life are presently outlawed by zoning in virtually every city ... and social devastation caused by sprawl. Yet it remains the law. What’s been lacking is the tool [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:09:46

Sunday wrap

Pay-to-Play banned in Illinois ... On Jan. 1 a new law will start to put the brakes on pay-to-play politics in Illinois. U.S. prosecutors say that Gov. Rod Blagojevich was so threatened by this law that he went on a hunt to raise as much money as he could before it went into effect. This would lead you to think, hey, Illinois did something right [more...]

Date: 2008-12-21 11:30:00

How About Them Witch-hunts?

... and what Catlin had said: He Catlin said it was another matter when looking at federal criminal law ... criminal law that say: Hey, these substances are definitely steroids. And then there’s a catchall [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:59:07

Yea, and God said unto Abraham ‘forgive us our trespasses; except trespassing is illegal’

Or gun controllers once again disregard the law. Members of Heeding God’s Call, a shill group set up by Bryan Miller, decided to protest a gun shop ... locked up,” said Lt. Joseph O’Brien, of the Civil Affairs Unit. “Usually you could talk them ... charges of defiant trespassing. Once again, anti-gunners don’t respect the law. They think you’re [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 14:07:39

Naomi R. Cahn, “Test Tube Families Why the Fertility Market Needs Legal Regulation”

Fabulous feminist law prof Naomi Cahn, one of the best feminist legal theorists around, has a new book out: Synopsis of publisher NYU Press: ... and policy-making communities to cease applying piecemeal laws and instead create laws that sustain [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:11:15

Census Worker Hanged

Terror probe widens…Kennedy law approved…Census worker hanged … – Reiten Television KXMB Bismarck AP NEW YORK (AP) The government has intensified its investigation of a possible terrorism plot involving an alleged al-Qaida associate. …. Census Worker Hanged – Suomen Kuvalehti In this undated 2008 photo, Bill Sparkman speaks to a 7th grade class during a lesson about sound waves. A law enforcement official says Sparkman, …. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 17:07:03

Three Ways You Can Help Advance Whistleblower Rights

The dawning of a new administration is upon us, and with it comes an opportunity for whistleblower rights supporters to make their voices heard, and to achieve real changes to our ineffective whistleblower laws. Over the past couple of years, Congress has inched towards reforming whistleblower laws for government and corporate employees [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:10:51

Right Wing Leftovers

Next week, the Family Research Council will host the 4th annual Blogs for Life conference which will feature the likes of Senator Sam Brownback, ... in and passed a law to protect him: But before the three-judge panel could rule, either on the IRS ... , as Richard Hammar, editor of the Church Law & Tax Report newsletter, explained to the New York [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:56:52

Free Cosmetics Blowout! It’s the LAW!

Free Cosmetics Blowout! It’s the LAW! Posted by RedCarpetDiva In Fashion News, Giveaways 16Jan 09 In case you didn’t get on top of the class action law suit last year that ended with several major department stores & makeup companies, Nitrolicious has the 411 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:09:11

A warrant? Sure we have a warrant ... Don't we?

The Fourth Amendment allows police officers to conduct searches if they have a warrant based on probable cause, right? ... as an impediment to the enforcement of the law. The ruling, penned by Chief Justice John Roberts ... was apparently a regular acquaintance of local law enforcement, officials ran a check for outstanding [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 02:40:04

Got a tip for a post?: Email us | Anonymous form Get Video in your mailbox! ... said other countries would be violating international law if they waterboarded U.S. citizens. Holder ... the law," he stated. Read the rest of the post on the flip side » Digg! AlterNet Home [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:50:09

!Escuchan bien! Is that Spanish you hear in MULS hallways?

This week MULS is hosting a delegation of students and faculty from Alberto Hurtado University School of Law , Chile’s only Jesuit law school located in the capital of Santiago (Five students will participate in a week-long program, conducted in Spanish, to gain a first-hand look at the U.S. legal system as their country implements significant legal reforms. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 14:31:57

Got Legal Opinions?

President George W. Bush summarizes his legal philosophy as applied to the war on terror: Everything we did was -- you know, ... his job in a way that gives precedence to the act of protection, not to upholding the law or ensuring ... injustices, should be legal. It is more important that the law protects than that it ensures [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:06:22

EFCA in International Comparison

Seth Michaels notes that not only do countries with strong economies feature strong unions even according to the ... Heritage considers to have a high degree of “economic freedom” have far more worker-friendly labor laws ... . Indeed, of the top 20 countries on the Heritage list, 16 have labor laws similar to the Employee [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:21:59

The use of white phosphorous

Accusations that Israel employs sinister and “illegal” weapons are not new ... a common use. The way Hamas used it, packed into a mortar or rocket is illegal under international law. ... to illuminate a target or create smoke is legitimate under international law, and that there was no evidence [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:41:41

The flip side of Moore’s Law

From this week’s Economist… Constant improvements mean that more features can be added to these products each year without increasing the price ... there is much more interest in products that apply the flip side of Moore’s law: instead ... this year, according to IDC, a market-research firm. For common tasks, such as checking e-mail [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:51:17

H 3003 In House Judiciary Committee

Here is a GrassRoots analysis of the bill. It has potential but need a little work. Bill History - H. 3003 H ... or concealed - unless some other law prohibited doing so. Unfortunately, Section 16-23-460 continues ... agree. Thus, concealed carry of a handgun will most likely only be allowed pursuant to the Law [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 00:12:19

9 Israeli HR groups call for urgent humanitarian action in Gaza

At a press conference held Wednesday in Jerusalem, a coalition of nine mainstream Israeli human rights groups presented a dramatic call to the Government of Israel to act immediately to end further violations of the Law of War in Gaza ... of international humanitarian law by military forces. After the end of the hostilities, the time will come [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 21:39:38

gossip girl free vidoe

gossip girl free vidoe Privileged students at an exclusive Manhattan prep school keep up on local gossip from a secretive blogger who gets the ... ). She also made a guest appearance in the TV Series Law & Order, where she played three different roles ... appearances Law & Order “Switch” (1995) as Megan Nelson/Bobby/Nancy “Merger” (1999) as Mercedes [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:47:11

January 15 roundup

Judge Posner’s patience snaps in a class action: the case “is an example of the typical pathology of class action litigation, ... News and again Erosion of mens rea prerequisite in criminal law should alarm all of us across left-right lines Doug Berman on John Hasnas WLF paper “Federal drain law forces pool closings” Boston [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 06:25:54

Does this include abridgement of 2nd Amendment rights as well?

The NYT reports: A federal judge in California said Wednesday that the wiretapping law established by Congress was the “exclusive” means for the president to eavesdrop on Americans, and he rejected the government’s claim that the president’s constitutional authority as commander in chief trumped that law. The judge, Vaughn R [more...]

Date: 2008-07-11 15:13:43

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