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Blawg Review #300

Posted on February 27, 2011
The Battle for Blawg Review of the YearLike the movie business, with its Academy Awards, the business of blog reviewing is highly competitive. The rewards are immeasurable. It's not about money; lawyers have easier ways to make a buck. No, it's about writing some epic piece, an incomparable Blawg Review, that will leave adversaries in awe and ensure the continuing loyalty of a small army of followers...

All We Are Saying

Posted on February 21, 2011
Give peace a chance; read Blawg Review #299.Jennifer Lubinski hosts Blawg Review this week, marking the anniversary of the design of the peace symbol created to promote nuclear disarmament.

I'm Sorry I Tweeted

Posted on February 20, 2011
Sometimes real life just smacks you in the head.Don't listen to me; follow ALJAZEERA now.

Happy Valentine's Day!

Posted on February 13, 2011
Wow! Who isn't in that movie? More importantly, who isn't in this week's Valentine's Day Special Blawg Review #298 hosted by the blawgosphere's pitbull sweetheart, Brian Tannebaum.

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Hot, or Not Blawg Review

Posted on February 07, 2011
That's not potty-mouthed redhead Amy Derby in the movie Bonfire of the Vanities. As far as we know, Amy's never even been in movie -- not one we can embed here, anyway.So, if you want to see Amy Derby in action, you'll have to follow her on Twitter or, better yet, click on over to Blawg Review #297 on Big Legal Brain where she's got a bit big part opposite one of the rising stars of the blawgosphere.

The Bold Look of Koehler

Posted on January 31, 2011
Jamison Koehler hosts Blawg Review #296 at Koehler Law, putting faces to the names of many leading bloggers of the criminal defense bar."Don't piss on my blog and tell me you're contributing something personal in the comments," added Koehler when reached for his thoughts on hosting this week's carnival of law blogs...

Big Brother

Posted on January 24, 2011
On this date in 1984, Apple sold its first Macintosh computer, announced by Steve Jobs in a keynote address that featured this ominous television ad by Apple, and the rest, as they say, is history.Also on this date, in 2003, the Department of Homeland Security began operations, and things haven't been the same since...

"Somewhere I read..."

Posted on January 17, 2011
On MLK Jr. Day, somewhere I read, in Blawg Review #294 by Gideon on a public defender blog, the best law blog posts of the past week.

His Name Is Mudd

Posted on January 10, 2011
"Dr. Samuel Alexander Mudd died 127 years ago today. For those of y'all not familiar with Dr. Mudd's story, he was imprisoned for conspiring to assassinate President Abraham Lincoln."Blawg Review #293 by Paul B. Kennedy, at The Defense Rests, tells the story in a wonderfully crafted presentation of this week's carnival of law blogs.

Happy Birthday, Tully

Posted on January 03, 2011
There can be little doubt that Marcus Tullius Cicero would have been a blogger as passionate as Scott Greenfield."It might be pardonable to refuse to defend some men, but to defend them negligently is nothing short of criminal."Tully would have found Twitter more useful than Brian Tannebaum...

We got an award, eh?

Posted on December 31, 2010
It's about time those hosers in the Great White North figured out how to give an award to Blawg Review, eh?


Posted on November 30, 2010
After 291 weeks without a break, Blawg Review is on sabbatical until the new year. Get the picture?This post may be updated from time to time during my sojourn, if as and when there's a connection to the world wide web. Hope you're all here when I get back...

Pardon the Interruption

Posted on November 25, 2010
In serious news, via the Pardon Power blog:Dan Froomkin, senior Washington editor for the Huffington Post has written a fantastic piece on President Obama's complete failure to pardon. It is entitled, "Turkey Spared - But Obama's Compassion for Humans comes up short...

How to Make Money

Posted on November 21, 2010
Some lunatic sent the editor of Blawg Review this smarmy email today:Hi, I'm contacting you because we offer a blog carnival submission service and have an affiliate program specifically designed for those who host carnivals. After referring a new subscriber to our service you get 30% of every payment they make for life...

Eclectic Pink Tape

Posted on November 14, 2010
Blawg Review #290 hails from Bristol (UK not PA) where the family law barrister known affectionately as "Familoo" in the blawgosphere maintains an eclectic blog she calls Pink Tape.Pink Tape is not just about family law: I post about what interests me and whilst that is largely family law, it also includes non-family legal stuff, non-legal family stuff and stuff totally unrelated to either law or family...

Not Just a Pretty Face

Posted on November 08, 2010
Blawg Review #289 by Patent Attorney Stephen Albainy-Jenei on Patent Baristas honors Hollywood Actress Hedy Lamarr for her inventiveness, and to mark Inventors' Day in German-speaking nations.Previous presentations of Blawg Review, on the Invent Blog and on Securing Innovation, have marked Inventors' Day in the USA and Argentina respectively honoring their national inventors of note, and a couple of years ago Think IP Stategy tipped their Aussie hats to Hedy Lamarr, as well...

Trick or Treat?

Posted on November 01, 2010
"This Halloween Season McDowell Laybourne & Rodemer reminds you to be safe and designate a drunk driver." (hic)The badly-drafted blog post speaks volumes, and the picture's worth a thousand words.In the spirit of the season, we have a special treat this week, the 31 October 2010 edition of ukblawgroundup, the fourth in the series of round-ups initiated by Michael Scutt to promote blogging lawyers in the UK, hosted by In-House Lawyer Melanie Hatton...


Posted on October 25, 2010
Blawg Review #287 is hosted by An Associate's Mind to mark National Freedom of Speech Week or #NFSW as they call it on the Twitter. For lawyers who like their First Amendment rights NSFW, there's the Legal Satyricon.

Blawg Review #286

Posted on October 17, 2010
"We shall meet again," said Sir Piercie Shafton, " at least I trustso..." from The Monastery by Sir Walter ScottIt's been three years since I was a a guest blogger on Above the Law with this nom de plume, Piercie Shafton. As I said at the time, don't bother to Google me...

Coming Out Day

Posted on October 12, 2010
Peter Black, on Freedom to Differ, hosts his sixth Blawg Review.

Remembering Janis Joplin

Posted on October 04, 2010
In recognition of the 40th anniversary of her October 4, 1970 death, this edition of Blawg Review is dedicated to Texas-born blues wailer Janis Joplin.Houston-based criminal-defense attorney Mark Bennett does her proud in his thoughtful presentation of Blawg Review #284 on his law blog, Defending People.

Blawg Review #283

Posted on September 27, 2010
Get up. Go somewhere different. Meet someone different. ~ Dan HullToday, September 27, is World Tourism Day. The purpose of this day is to raise awareness on the role of tourism within the international community and to demonstrate how it affects social, cultural, political and economic values worldwide...

Constitution Day Blawg Review

Posted on September 19, 2010
We the People of the United States marked Constitution Day this week, and called upon criminal defense attorney Mark Bennett to review some of the best law blog posts of recent days that provide deeper insight into the true meaning and modern-day significance of those historic words, in Blawg Review #282...

You Were On My Mind

Posted on September 13, 2010
When I woke up this morning, you were on my mind.Where's Blawg Review this week? Readers were emailing me, asking where to find the weekly carnival of law blogs. Some lawyers, it seems, are grumpy on Monday mornings if Blawg Review isn't right there when they need their review of some of the best law blog posts of the past week...

Cantor Cantankerous

Posted on September 06, 2010
Trademark guru, dare we say, IP maven, Ron Coleman hosts his third blog carnival, Blawg Review #280. It's a mitzvah. Happy New Year!

Learning to Fly

Posted on August 31, 2010
"For most gulls, it is not flying that matters, but eating. For this gull, though, it was not eating that mattered, but flight." Jonathan Livingston SeagullJonathan Seagull discovered that boredom and fear and anger are the reasons that a gull?s life is so short, and with these gone from his thoughts, he lived a long fine life indeed...


Posted on August 30, 2010
Mirriam Seddiq at Not Guilty hosts Blawg Review #279 marking the International Day of the Disappeared.

Slavery Days @ Blawg Review

Posted on August 23, 2010
Omar Ha-Redeye hosts Blawg Review #278 at Law is Cool to mark the International Day for the Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

Lord Stanley's Mug Shot

Posted on August 16, 2010
Chicago IP Litigation law blogger and unapologetic Chicago Blackhawks fan R. David Donoghue hosts this week's Blawg Review #277. Having attended a playoffs game in Chicago as Dave Donoghue's guest, I really hope he sees his Stanley Cup on display at the Hockey Hall of Fame this year.

Indigenous Peoples Day

Posted on August 09, 2010
Blawg Review #276 is hosted by IP.com on Securing Innovation marking the International Day of the World's Indigenous People. Included in this week's Blawg Review is a case involving Don Henley of the Eagles who, despite his disdain for YouTube, might approve of the use of this video clip of a performance of The Last Resort to raise awareness for indigenous people on this special day.

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