Jan Crawford Greenburg's Legalities
Check out Legalities, from ABC news correspondent Jan Crawford Greenburg. [RJ]
New Justia Law Review Blog Covering Legal Research and News
Check out Justia's new blog. [RJ]
Wikis for the Legal Profession
From the ABA's Law Practice Today: "With the increased use of "wiki" in the legal profession, there is a surprisingly great knowledge gap. What is a "wiki" and how can it prove beneficial to my work? From the basic to expansive side of this recent phenomenon, Mighell and Kennedy provide a useful tool of reference and insight." Cross-posted on Law Librarian Blog. [RJ]
Court Opinion Cites to Blog Posts and Open Source Legal Scholarship
Academic commentary on the relationship between spring-loading and insider trading is decidedly mixed. See, e.g., Victor Fleischer, Options Backdating, Tax Shelters, and Corporate Culture 9 n.27 (Univ. of Colo. Legal Studies Working Paper Series, Working Paper No. 06-38, 2006), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=939914; Stephen Bainbridge, Spring-loaded Options and Insider Trading, on ProfessorBainbridge.com, http://www.professorbainbridge.com/2006/07/springloaded_op_1.html (July 10, 2006) (presenting argument of Iman Anabtawi that spring-loaded options constitute a form of insider trading or breach of fiduciary duty); Larry E. Ribstein, Options and Insider Trading, on Ideoblog, http://busmovie.typepad.com/ideoblog/2006/07/options_and_ins.html (July 11, 2006) (refuting Anabtawi’s insider trading argument).
Bainbridge writes "I offer this ... as further support for my belief that legal academics who are interested in affected judges and practicing lawyers need to blog. I believe legal academic blogging is creating a very important feedback loop between the bench/bar and the academy."
NB: The above quote also references to open source scholarship posted on SSRN. Hat tip to Ian Best. [JH]
Ajax Throws Web Metrics Into Question
Ajax "has changed the model of page views from an impression measurement perspective,'' said Sheryl Draizen, senior vice president with the trade group Interactive Advertising Bureau. Her organization has convened a working group to set industry standards on how ad impressions should be counted in light of Ajax. Read more about it on SiliconValley.com [JH]