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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jul 29

    [Charles E. Cobb Jr. (guest-blogging)] Standing our ground

    [Charles E. Cobb Jr. (guest-blogging)] Standing our ground
    Black World War II veterans changed the climate of the South. Most of this story is unknown, or not much told. Yet no single group was more important to the modern civil rights movement than these men. It was they who first took young…
  • Jul 28

    [Dale Carpenter] Fourth Circuit strikes down Virginia ban on same-sex marriage

    [Dale Carpenter] Fourth Circuit strikes down Virginia ban on same-sex marriage
    In a 2-1 decision in Bostic v. Schaefer, a panel of the Fourth Circuit has invalidated Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage. The majority opinion was written by Judge Henry Floyd (an Obama nominee, but previously a George W.…
  • Jul 28

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The case for (and against) congressional standing to sue the president

    [Jonathan H. Adler] The case for (and against) congressional standing to sue the president
    This past week, the House Rules Committee approved a resolution authorizing a lawsuit against the executive branch for unlawfully delaying the PPACA’s employer mandate penalty. On July 25, attorney David Rivkin and FIU law professor…
Rank this Week: 9

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 11

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 28

    Bay Area Memorial

    Bay Area Memorial
    Jonathan Simon, Malcolm Feeley, and Ashley Rubin have organized a small Bay Area gathering for Dan's friends at 4:30 p.m., this Wednesday, July 30, at Berkeley Law. You can email Jonathan (jsimon@law.berkeley.edu) or Malcolm…
  • Jul 28

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS

    First MarkelFest! at SEALS
    The first MarkelFest! will be at SEALS this Saturday, August 2, from 8:30-?, in Seaglass Lounge at the Omni Amelia Island Plantation Resort. Continuing Dan's tradition of blog-sponsored conference get-togethers and now under a new moniker,…
  • Jul 28

    FSU Memoral at SEALS

    FSU Memoral at SEALS
    Florida State will sponsor a formal memorial program on Monday August 4, from 6:15-7:15 in Magnolia D. Approximately 50 people already have expressed interest in attending and/or speaking. If you have not responded and are interested in…
Rank this Week: 12

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?

    Can better access to citizenship help resolve conflict and refugee crises in Africa’s Great Lakes Region?
    The manifold problems of conflict and displacement in Africa’s Great Lakes region[1] seem as complex as they do intractable. After all, with the exception of Tanzania, all the countries in the region have generated refugees and…
  • Jul 24

    Introducing Lucy Hovil

    Introducing Lucy Hovil
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Dr. Lucy Hovil as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Lucy is the Senior Researcher for at the International Refugee Rights Initiative where, for the past six years, she has been…
  • Jul 24

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)

    You go, ‘Grrls! (Part 2)
    Over the past year, our contributors have had so many noteworthy accomplishments that we had to write two posts to fit them all (see Part 1 here). Congratulations to all! Rachel Anderson was promoted and is now a tenured full professor…
Rank this Week: 14

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
  • Jul 24

    Strategic Planning Made Easy

    Strategic Planning Made Easy
    Weird Al to the rescue: Easy to adapt for any law school. Bonus points if you can identify the band whose music this plays off. Mega-bonus points for anyone spotting the first firm to use this at a meeting without … Continue reading…
Rank this Week: 25

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    Polsky: Private Equity Monitoring Fees as Disguised Dividend

    Polsky: Private Equity Monitoring Fees as Disguised Dividend
    Gregg D. Polsky (North Carolina), Private Equity Monitoring Fees as Disguised Dividends: Collateral Impact, 143 Tax Notes 1053 (June 2, 2014): In an earlier article (The Untold Story of Sun Capital: Disguised Dividends, 142 Tax Notes 556…
  • Jul 29

    Florida Lawyers' #1 Problem: Too Many Lawyers (and Law Schools)

    Florida Lawyers' #1 Problem: Too Many Lawyers (and Law Schools)
    ABA Journal, The Most Serious Problem Facing Lawyers? Too Many Colleagues, Say About Half of Florida’s Lawyers: The most serious problem facing the legal profession today is too many lawyers, according to about half the attorneys who…
  • Jul 29

    Paleveda: Optimal Marginal Tax Rates -- A Solution to Wealth Disparity

    Paleveda: Optimal Marginal Tax Rates -- A Solution to Wealth Disparity
    Nicholas A. Paleveda (Northeastern), Optimal Marginal Tax Rates -- A Solution to Wealth Disparity: Optimal Marginal Tax rates may be used to lower the potential for wealth disparity and increase productivity at the same time. The author…
Rank this Week: 28

Jack Bog's Blog

Jack Bog's Blog

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

http://bojack.org/
  • Apr 5

    Have a great weekend

    Have a great weekend
  • Apr 5

    Pay a compliment, then apologize

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

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

    Drive in from the Couv, *and* deal with MAX?
    We're intrigued by the reference, in this article about the CRoCk, to "Portland’s whizzy light-rail system, which many Vancouverites drive across the river to use." How many do you think is "many"?
Rank this Week: 30

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect

    Jinks, Maogoto, & Solomon: Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies - International and Domestic Aspect
    Derek Jinks (Univ. of Texas - Law), Jackson Nyamuya Maogoto (Univ. of Manchester - Law), & Solon Solomon (King's College London - Law) have published Applying International Humanitarian Law to Judicial and Quasi Judicial Bodies -…
  • Jul 29

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 364 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 364Giorgio Gaja, The Protection of General Interests in the International Community. General Course on Public…
  • Jul 29

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation

    Call for Submissions: ICLR Special Issue on the World Trade Organisation
    The International Community Law Review has issued a call for submissions for a special issue on the World Trade Organization. Here's the call: Call for Submissions: The World Trade OrganisationThe editors of the International Community Law…
Rank this Week: 34

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause

    Press Exceptionalism and the Religion Clause
    RonNell Andersen Jones, Brigham Young University School of Law, is publishing Press Definition and the Religion Analogy in the Harvard Law Review Forum. Here is the abstract. In a Harvard Law Review Forum response to Professor Sonja West's…
  • Jul 24

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland

    Prosecuting Politicians For Hate Speech in Finland
    Heli Askola, Monash University Faculty of Law, is publishing `Taking the Bait? Lessons from a ‘Hate Speech' Prosecution, in the Canadian Journal of Law and Society (2014). Here is the abstract. This article uses one case study to explore…
  • Jul 23

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right

    The ECtHR, Internet Publishers, and Reputational Injury Under the European Convention on Human Right
    Neville Cox, Trinity College (Dublin), has published Delfi AS v Estonia: The Liability of Secondary Internet Publishers for Violation of Reputational Rights Under the European Convention on Human Rights at 77 Modern Law Review 619 (2014).…
Rank this Week: 36

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 45

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 29

    Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation?

    Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation?
    Bruce M. Owen, Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Research (SIEPR); Stanford University Public Policy Program asks Net Neutrality: Is Antitrust Law More Effective than Regulation in Protecting Consumers and Innovation? ABSTRACT: Hearing…
  • Jul 29

    Merger Control in China: Understanding MOFCOM’s Unique Approach

    Merger Control in China: Understanding MOFCOM’s Unique Approach
    Sebastien J. Evrard & Baohui Zhang (Jones Day) analyze Merger Control in China: Understanding MOFCOM’s Unique Approach. ABSTRACT: Almost 15 years ago, the European Commission decided to block the merger between GE and Honeywell, which…
  • Jul 29

    An Empirical Analysis of Search Costs and Price Dispersion

    An Empirical Analysis of Search Costs and Price Dispersion
    Joshua Sherman, University of Vienna and Avi Weiss, Bar-Ilan University - Department of Economics; Institute for the Study of Labor (IZA) provide An Empirical Analysis of Search Costs and Price Dispersion. ABSTRACT: We exploit cross-sectional…
Rank this Week: 44

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    2nd Circuit: Cross At Ground Zero Can Stay In Museum

    2nd Circuit: Cross At Ground Zero Can Stay In Museum
    In American Atheists, Inc. v. Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, (2d Cir., July 28, 2014), the U.S. 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals rejected a challenge by American Atheists to the display in the National September 11 Museum of the…
  • Jul 29

    Satanic Temple Says Its Followers Can Claim Exemption From Informed Consent Abortion Laws Under Hobby Lobby Principle

    Satanic Temple Says Its Followers Can Claim Exemption From Informed Consent Abortion Laws Under Hobby Lobby Principle
    The Satanic Temple announced yesterday that it was launching a campaign against "informed consent" laws that require abortion providers to furnish women certain informational material when they seek an abortion.  Citing the Supreme…
  • Jul 29

    4th Circuit Invalidates Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    4th Circuit Invalidates Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    Continuing an unbroken string of victories for marriage equality proponents, the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday, in a 2-1 decision, struck down Virginia's ban on same-sex marriage. This is the second federal appeals court to rule…
Rank this Week: 43

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 29

    Important Notice on Notice: Supreme Court of Canada Reverses Quebec Court of Appeal

    Important Notice on Notice: Supreme Court of Canada Reverses Quebec Court of Appeal
    In a surprising decision, the Supreme Court of Canada reversed the Quebec Court of Appeal (QCA) last week in a decision regarding the provision and payment of “reasonable notice” on resignation. In the original QCA decision, the…
  • Jul 29

    Twitter in the Courtroom

    Twitter in the Courtroom
    A news article quotes Chief Justice Joseph Kennedy of the Nova Scotia Supreme Court and how impressed he was about the use of Twitter by reporters during a recent trial. “I couldn’t get over how well it had worked,” Kennedy…
  • Jul 29

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Use the Way Back Machine to See Older Versions of Websites* Dan…
Rank this Week: 47

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 29

    Millionaire Dies Intestate With 30 Possible Heir

    Millionaire Dies Intestate With 30 Possible Heir
    After the death of Truong Dinh Tran in 2012, the legal battle to distribute his $100 million wealth began and will likely continue for years. Tran left no will, and at least five women had children with Tran for a...
  • Jul 29

    Funding GRATs With Bitcoin

    Funding GRATs With Bitcoin
    As I have previously discussed, the IRS issued a notice in March that announced that for tax purposes bitcoins and other virtual currency will be treated as property. This notice created more certainty for using bitcoins for financial…
  • Jul 29

    Jackson Estate Center of Documentary

    Jackson Estate Center of Documentary
    Film Producer Edward Bass’s new project turns an investigative eye toward the executors of Michael Jackson’s estate. The documentary titled “Follow the Money” will likely cover the continuing legal battles by the estate, which have…
Rank this Week: 48

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 15

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?

    What are the implications of the most recent Supreme Court decisions?
    Jesse Choper interviewed on KALW-FM, Your Call, June 30, 2014 “I don’t think that anybody made light of the fact that the issue of freedom of choice is a very, very important one for women and for other people as well. But I think…
  • Jul 15

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV

    The Supreme Court and the death of free TV
    James Tuthill writes for Corporate Counsel, (free membership required) June 30, 2014 The court, as is typical with many judicial decisions, barely mentions the real issue: the huge sums of money broadcasters receive from cable and satellite…
  • Jul 15

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law

    ‘Picking quarrels’ casts shadow over Chinese law
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, China Real Time blog, June 30, 2014 On top of prosecutions for vaguely defined crimes such as “picking quarrels,” the rules for journalists and lawyers restrict public expression…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 29

    Clermont on Multivalent Logic & the Conjunction Problem for Burdens of Persuasion

    Clermont on Multivalent Logic & the Conjunction Problem for Burdens of Persuasion
    Kevin M. Clermont (Cornell Law School) has posted Conjunction of Evidence and Multivalent Logic on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Classical logic and its attendant probability theory produce in law the troublesome conjunction paradox. They tell…
  • Jul 29

    Primus on Enumeration

    Primus on Enumeration
    Richard Primus (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Enumeration and Continuity on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Parliament describes its legislation as enacted by the Queen, who has no legislative role, so as to show loyalty to a…
  • Jul 29

    Birnhack, Toch, & Hadar on Privacy by Design

    Birnhack, Toch, & Hadar on Privacy by Design
    Michael Birnhack, Eran Toch and Irit Hadar (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University - Department of Industrial Engineering and University of Haifa - Information Systems Department) have posted Privacy Mindset,…
Rank this Week: 54

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Jul 29

    Staff Guidance, Accredited Investors, and Civil Union

    Staff Guidance, Accredited Investors, and Civil Union
    CorpFin put out some staff interpretations of the standards for accredited investors. They are dated July 3, 2014 and can be found here.   The definition of accredited investor in Rule 501 of Regulation D (17 C.F.R. 230.501) provides a…
  • Jul 28

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)
    Professor Coffee, in his piece in the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term, raises structural concerns with the market and asserts that the SEC has been slow to implement…
  • Jul 25

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware

    Records Requests and the Caremark Standard At Issue in Delaware
    Flying somewhat below the radar, the on-going case of Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund IBEW v. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. may prove to be one worthy of closer consideration. The case stems from the alleged involvement of Wal-Mart in a…
Rank this Week: 55

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 29

    Article Stub: Contracting into Federal Common Law

    Article Stub: Contracting into Federal Common Law
      [I'm writing a series of posts I call article stubs - the germs of papers I'll likely never write. Here was the first, finding offerors under 2-207. Dan Markel might - or more likely might not -…
  • Jul 29

    MarkelFest! at SEALS

    MarkelFest! at SEALS
    Howard Wasserman and the team at Prawfs have organized a get-together at SEALS in memory of Dan Markel for this Saturday, and we at CoOp are honored to co-sponsor it. I’m sure this is the first of many conferences where Dan’s…
  • Jul 28

    Would a right to be forgotten survive First Amendment scrutiny? [discuss in the comments!]

    Would a right to be forgotten survive First Amendment scrutiny? [discuss in the comments!]
    I’ve had some interesting discussions with readers following my post on the EU right to be forgotten’s growing pains.  Here’s a question that’s emerged: would a right to be forgotten survive…
Rank this Week: 58

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (II)
    The last issue of La Ley. Unión Europea (July 2014) has also been released this month.  Prof. P. de Miguel Asensio (Universidad Complutense of Madrid) is the author of the first contribution, entitled “El tratamiento de…
  • Jul 27

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)

    Latest on Spanish Journals (I)
     Vol. VII (2014, 2) of the Spanish journal Arbitraje. Revista de Arbitraje Comercial y de Inversiones has just been released. The following contributions are to be found therein: Under the heading Estudios Franco FERRARI: Forum shopping:…
  • Jul 24

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law

    Save the Date: Next Conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law
    The next biannual conference of the German Academic Association for International Procedural Law (Wissenschaftliche Vereinigung für Internationales Verfahrensrecht e.V.) will take place from 25 to 28 March 2015 in Luxemburg. It will…
Rank this Week: 61

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 29

    Senator Leahy Unveils New USA Freedom Act

    Senator Leahy Unveils New USA Freedom Act
    Here is Senator Patrick Leahy’s (D-Vt.) proposal to restrict various forms of surveillance–which he is discussing, at this hour, on the Senate floor.  We hope to post some analysis of the bill shortly.
  • Jul 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The conflict between Israel and Hamas has intensified. The AP reports that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suggested that Israel should prepare itself for a drawn-out conflict, and that he has no immediate plans to end the…
  • Jul 29

    Why Indictments Won’t Stop China’s Cybersnooping

    Why Indictments Won’t Stop China’s Cybersnooping
    The Chinese government and its proxies have recently ratcheted up harassment of U.S. IT firms doing business in China.  In the last week, China has deployed its antitrust laws against Qualcomm and Microsoft.  This comes on the heels…
Rank this Week: 65

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 28

    The Constitutional Significance of the 1815 Toast

    The Constitutional Significance of the 1815 Toast
    One of the real pleasures of blogging is meeting like-minded people through cyberspace. Over the years I've meet a fair number of people who share my interests in cemetery and monument law and occasionally people who are related to some...
  • Jul 28

    Hiring Announcement: Montana

    Hiring Announcement: Montana
    From an email message that I received earlier today: The University of Montana School of Law, a school with a long-time emphasis on the integration of theory and practice, beautifully situated in the recreational center of Western Montana,…
  • Jul 28

    Fourth Circuit Declares Virginia's Ban on Same Sex Marriage Unconstitutional

    Fourth Circuit Declares Virginia's Ban on Same Sex Marriage Unconstitutional
    This is not really breaking news at this point as it is all over my Twitter feed (@BClarke_LawProf), but the Fourth Circuit released its opinion in Bostic v Schaefer a little while ago, which was the case challenging the Constitutionality...
Rank this Week: 76

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 13

    The Cartel Puzzle

    The Cartel Puzzle
    Here's a homework assignment to occupy your minds while I'm away.*  In the winter/spring of 1901, J. P. Morgan and his minions assembled what became if not the first, then certainly one of the greatest, of industrial cartels.  The…
  • Jul 13

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue

    Ending the Great Stagnation: Some Practical Issue
    I don't know if it's just happenstance or just me but the flavor du jour of a lot of my reading lately has been how we've just got to do something to dig ourselves out from under this debt mountain.   Public, maybe, okay, maybe…
  • Jul 10

    Kazan and the Conventions of Ethnic Casting

    Kazan and the Conventions of Ethnic Casting
    A bit of a followup on that last, only tangentially familial.  Main point: I'm amused to note that the family in A Tree Grows in Brooklyn is named "Nolan," and  if I heard right, they are identified as "Irish."  I also I…
Rank this Week: 77

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jul 27

    Gov. Christie Urges Republicans To Soften Rhetoric, But Not Position, on Abortion

    Gov. Christie Urges Republicans To Soften Rhetoric, But Not Position, on Abortion
    Bloomberg Business Week: Christie Call to Cool Abortion Talk Follows Curbs in N.J., by Elise Young: Chris Christie, who last week prodded Republicans to drop anti-abortion rhetoric to appeal to more voters, has steadily weakened access to the…
  • Jul 26

    Testimony Against Women's Health Protection Act Replete With Bad Science

    Testimony Against Women's Health Protection Act Replete With Bad Science
    The Hill - Contributors blog: Debunking the bad science on abortion and women's health, by Andrea Flynn: Last week, the Senate Judiciary Committee heard testimony on the Women's Health Protection Act (WHPA), a bill that would prevent…
  • Jul 26

    Anti-Family Planning Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Refusing To Hire Her

    Anti-Family Planning Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic for Refusing To Hire Her
    Gender & Sexuality Law Blog: When Reality Becomes Satire: Anti-Contraception Nurse Sues Family Planning Clinic For Not Hiring Her, by Kara Loewentheil: And now for an exercise in absurdity: a nurse who refuses to prescribe contraception…
Rank this Week: 80

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

Offers scholarship, news and new ideas in legal history. By professor Mary L. Dudziak.

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    Johnson, "Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility: Corporate Governance"

    Johnson, "Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility: Corporate Governance"
    Lyman Johnson (Washington and Lee University - School of Law; University of St. Thomas, St. Paul/Minneapolis, MN - School of Law) has posted "Law and the History of Corporate Responsibility: Corporate Governance." The article appears in…
  • Jul 28

    Amar on Justice Jackson and "the Judicialization of the Judiciary"

    Amar on Justice Jackson and "the Judicialization of the Judiciary"
    Via John Q. Barrett’s Jackson List, we have the YouTube link to Akhil Reed Amar's delivery of the tenth annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at the Chautauqua Institution.  Professor Barrett…
  • Jul 27

    Cajas-Sarria on the Colombian Supreme Court, 1934-35

    Cajas-Sarria on the Colombian Supreme Court, 1934-35
    We missed this one back in December: Mario Cajas-Sarria (Universidad Icesi Facultad de Derecho) has posted "Alfonso López Pumarejo and the Last Supreme Court of the Conservative Hegemony, 1934-1935." It appeared in Volume 40 of Revista…
Rank this Week: 96

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 28

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?

    Speed does not kill. So where's my [expletive deleted] autobahn?
    io9: Michigan State Police Lieutenant Gary Megge's current job is to monitor the state's speed limits and speed traps. he's been arguing for smarter, often raised limits, and one quote explains why.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 28

    Eric Orts joins legal blogsphere

    Eric Orts joins legal blogsphere
    My friend Wharton professor Eric Orts has started a blog where he'll be focusing on topics falling into one (or more) of three "buckets": Business Theory. This interest follows my general interest in... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 28

    UCLA Milken Business Law and Policy Center Seeks Fellow

    UCLA Milken Business Law and Policy Center Seeks Fellow
    I've been asked to announce that: The Lowell Milken Institute for Business Law and Policy at UCLA School of Law is now accepting applications for the Lowell Milken Institute Law Teaching Fellowship.... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 105

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 106

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Death of Bernie Adell

    Death of Bernie Adell
    Thanks to Paul Secunda for letting us know of Bernie's death. He's been descrited as "one of the Godfathers of labour law in Canada." I didn't have the pleasure of knowing him personally, but he was well regarded on all...
  • Jul 28

    Minimum Wage Hike?

    Minimum Wage Hike?
    Two U. S. Senators, Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) and George Miller (D-California), just introduced a plan that would raise the minimum wage which is currently set at $7.25 per hour to $10.10 per hour. The plan also recommends an annual inflation...
  • Jul 27

    Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law

    Karin and Runge on Breastfeeding and Employment Law
    Marcy Karin and Robin Runge have posted “Breastfeeding and a New Type of Employment Law,” forthcoming in Catholic University Law Review, Vol. 63, No. 2 (2014). The paper focuses on section 4207 of the Patient Protection and Affordable…
Rank this Week: 118

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 28

    Pasca on Romania's New Penal Code

    Pasca on Romania's New Penal Code
    Viorel Pasca (West University of Timisoara) has posted Romania's New Penal Code and the Saga of its Adoption (Journal of Eastern European Criminal Law issue 1/2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The decision to proceed to the drafting of...
  • Jul 28

    Howe on Deselecting Biased Jurie

    Howe on Deselecting Biased Jurie
    Scott Howe (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted Deselecting Biased Juries (Utah Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Critics of peremptory-challenge systems commonly contend that they inevitably…
  • Jul 28

    Gilad on Child Victims of Crime

    Gilad on Child Victims of Crime
    Michal Gilad (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted The Young and the Helpless: Re-Defining the Term 'Child Victim of Crime' on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Children are the most highly victimized segments of our society. At…
Rank this Week: 132

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 28

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few hours ago, the NY Times broke a story that the United States views Russian tests of a ground-launched missile as violating the 1987 INF treaty, formally (and lengthily) titled, “The Treaty…
  • Jul 28

    What is The Common Law of War?  

    What is The Common Law of War?  
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Since the recent al Bahlul en banc decision before the D.C. Circuit, I have been thinking a lot about the Common Law of War. As others have already analyzed in detail (Steve, Peter, Jonathan, Marty…
  • Jul 28

    Emerging Voices: Sexual Violence As War Crime: Controversial Issues in the International Criminal Court

    Emerging Voices: Sexual Violence As War Crime: Controversial Issues in the International Criminal Court
    by Rosemary Grey by Rosemary Grey [Rosemary Grey is a PhD Candidate at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, University of New South Wales.] The case of The Prosecutor v Bosco Ntaganda, which is currently before the International Criminal…
Rank this Week: 141

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Jul 28

    Importance of Special Education

    Importance of Special Education
    Balancing Special-Education Needs With Rising Costs, NY Times (July 27,2014), is an interesting NY Times article about the importance of special education to a child's life and how taxing the litigation process can be for parents and their…
  • Jul 25

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review announces its transition to online publication here. I would expect more law reviews will make this move as law schools look for cost savings. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Jul 24

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule
    There is a Bill pending in Congress which would require that employers give part time workers 2 weeks notice of change to their schedules. Further details can be found here. Mitchell Rubinstein
Rank this Week: 147

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 28

    The Incredible, Magical, Shrinking Injunction?

    The Incredible, Magical, Shrinking Injunction?
    Judge Griesa has approved Citibank's request to transfer funds it received in payment of both dollar- and peso-denominated, Argentine-law bonds. Order attached. The difficulty, as described in this recent letter from Citibank, is that some of…
  • Jul 28

    Not Fraudulent, Voidable

    Not Fraudulent, Voidable
    At its annual meeting, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws (NCCUSL) formally adopted the Uniform Voidable Transactions Act (UVTA). Under its provisions, I believe it says any service member in uniform will be able…
  • Jul 28

    Guess the Date – Holdout Edition

    Guess the Date – Holdout Edition
    The bill admits, that the whole amount divided among all the [creditors], was not enough to satisfy the complainant’s debt. What a singular proposition then to maintain, that although the whole were only entitled, in Law, to a less sum...
Rank this Week: 160

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 178

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 29

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering
    Today the White House released its report entitled The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change. Here are the two takeaway paragraphs: Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that…
  • Jul 28

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law
    The good folks in Missoula shared their position advertisement with me so I can it share with you all. Jim K. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a...
  • Jul 28

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building

    Cincinnati weighs an "icon tax" to save beleagured historic building
    Two magisterial structures in Cincinnati--the ornate Music Hall and Union Terminal--are the subject of a proposed sales tax to raise money needed to preserve the buildings. The Cincinnati Enquirer ran a series of op-eds today on the issue,…
Rank this Week: 184

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 29

    Music you can't get in a library

    Music you can't get in a library
    Planning for musical obsolescence: How digital licensing is destroying our ability to preserve history. Excerpt:When one goes to the LA Philharmonic site about this recording of Symphonie Fantastique and tries to purchase it, one is directed…
  • Jul 28

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard

    court says Lexmark doesn't change trademark harm standard
    Reynolds Consumer Prods. Inc. v. Handi-Foil Corp., No. 1:13–CV–214, 2014 WL 3615853 (E.D. Va. July 18, 2014)A jury found Handi-Foil liable for willful infringement of Reynolds’ unregistered trade dress, but in favor of…
  • Jul 25

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA
    Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc., 2014 WL 3661491, No. B247151 (Cal. Ct. App. July 24, 2014)Demetriades operates restaurants and sued Yelp under California’s UCL and FAL based on claims about the accuracy and efficacy of its…
Rank this Week: 183

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 29

    Comedians talk about philosopher

    Comedians talk about philosopher
    Free podcasts! (Thanks to Kylie Wakefield for the pointer.)
  • Jul 29

    Should philosophy of religion be taught at secular universities?

    Should philosophy of religion be taught at secular universities?
    A curious discussion going on in the bowels of cyberspace apparently launched by an atheist radio personality. I would think the answer is pretty clearly "yes," given that a number of important metaphysical and epistemological issues are…
  • Jul 29

    CUNY's Godfrey-Smith to take up half-time appointment at Sydney

    CUNY's Godfrey-Smith to take up half-time appointment at Sydney
    Peter Godfrey Smith (philosophy of biology & mind), Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at the City University of New York Graduate Center, has accepted a half-time appointment at the University of Sydney, where he will spend every…
Rank this Week: 185

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 28

    "The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests"

    "The Injustice of Marijuana Arrests"
    The title of this post is the headline of this latest editorial in the New York Times series explaining its editorial judgment that marijuana prohibition should be ended (first noted here). This lengthy editorial is authored by Jesse Wegman,…
  • Jul 28

    US District Judge Gleeson prods prosecutors to undo stacked gun counts and then praises effort to do justice

    US District Judge Gleeson prods prosecutors to undo stacked gun counts and then praises effort to do justice
    Regular readers are likely familiar with the remarkable series of opinions issued by US District Judge John Gleeson in which he has forcefully expressed deep concerns with how federal prosecutors sometimes exercise their charging and…
  • Jul 28

    Fascinating Fourth Circuit split over how federal sentencing problems should inform guideline interpretation

    Fascinating Fourth Circuit split over how federal sentencing problems should inform guideline interpretation
    I just noticed a notable ruling by a split Fourth Circuit panel from late last week in US v. Valdovinos, No. 13-4768 (4th Cir. July 25, 2014) (available here). The precise legal issue concerning guideline interpretation in Valdovinos is…
Rank this Week: 199

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Jul 28

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case

    Joshua Wright, Martin Gaynor and Past FTC Officials to Speak at ICLE Event on Apple and Amazon Case
    The Federal Trade Commission’s recent enforcement actions against Amazon and Apple raise important questions about the FTC’s consumer protection practices, especially its use of economics. How does the Commission weigh the costs…
  • Jul 24

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST

    CONDITIONAL PRICING PRACTICES AND THE LIMITS OF ANTITRUST
    The Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) June 23 Workshop on Conditional Pricing Practices featured a broad airing of views on loyalty discounts and bundled pricing, popular vertical business practices that recently have caused much ink to…
  • Jul 18

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?

    Occupational Licensing, Competition, and the Constitution: Prospects for Reform?
    U.S. antitrust law focuses primarily on private anticompetitive restraints, leaving the most serious impediments to a vibrant competitive process – government-initiated restraints – relatively free to flourish.  Thus the…
Rank this Week: 201

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 29

    Obama weighs ‘amnesty’ as Congress struggles on border bill | Fox New

    Obama weighs ‘amnesty’ as Congress struggles on border bill | Fox New
    House and Senate lawmakers are running up against an end-of-the-week August recess without a compromise on legislation addressing the border crisis -- potentially playing into the hands of President Obama as he weighs sweeping unilateral…
  • Jul 29

    John Kerry's Big Blunder | RealClearPolitic

    John Kerry's Big Blunder | RealClearPolitic
    Kerry's error has been to put so much emphasis on achieving a quick halt to the bloodshed that he has solidified the role of Hamas, the intractable, unpopular Islamist group that leads Gaza, along with the two hard-line Islamist nations...
  • Jul 29

    The Flip-Flopping Architect of the ACA - Michael Cannon - POLITICO Magazine

    The Flip-Flopping Architect of the ACA - Michael Cannon - POLITICO Magazine
    Gruber then became part of the story on Thursday when a video surfaced in which he espouses the very interpretation of the law he now publicly derides as “screwy,” “nutty” and “stupid.” In 2012, Gruber told…
Rank this Week: 215

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 29

    How Big Cities That Restrict New Housing Harm the Economy

    How Big Cities That Restrict New Housing Harm the Economy
    The Washington Post piles on the horrible land use regime in San Francisco (and the counter-productive protests against new luxury housing): Here's the first point, for locals: New housing supply benefits the entire city, even if that new…
  • Jul 29

    Fischel on The Supreme Court's Supervision of Land-Use Regulation

    Fischel on The Supreme Court's Supervision of Land-Use Regulation
    William Fischel (Dartmouth - Econ) has posted From Nectow to Koontz: The Supreme Court's Supervision of Land-Use Regulation on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This is a preliminary chapter of my book in progress, tentatively titled The New…
  • Jul 28

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association

    Legal Pot vs. Homeowners’ Association
    The Associated Press looks at a growing source of tension: Pot may be legal in some states – but the neighbors don’t have to like it. Marijuana and hemp have joined wacky paint colors and unsightly fences as common neighborhood...
Rank this Week: 222

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 28

    Fourth Circuit: Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional

    Fourth Circuit: Virginia's Same-Sex Marriage Ban is Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Affirming the federal district judge's decision in February, a panel of the Fourth Circuit in a divided opinion has held in Bostic v. Schaefer that Virginia's same-sex…
  • Jul 23

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution

    Arizona Botches Un-Enjoined Execution
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Arizona reportedly botched the execution today of Joseph Wood III, the condemned prisoner who won a preliminary injunction against his execution at the Ninth Circuit, but then lost when the Supreme…
  • Jul 23

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay

    Colorado Federal Judge on Same-Sex Marriage Ban: Unconstitutional and Not Quite a Stay
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his relatively brief opinion today in Burns v. Hickenlooper, Judge Raymond Moore enjoined Colorado officials from enforcing or applying Article II, Section 31 of…
Rank this Week: 251

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 239

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 248

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 28

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Szabo (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)
    I know you're tired of waiting for a doctor at the VA hospital, and want to get treated.  Especially with the well-publicized problems in this area, we're somewhat sympathetic to your plight.But you can't do this.
  • Jul 28

    U.S. v. Gowadia (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)

    U.S. v. Gowadia (9th Cir. - July 28, 2014)
    Say you wake up one morning and find that the FBI is conducting a search warrant at your house.  But you've done nothing wrong, you figure.  So you talk to them.There's got to be a mistake.  Talking to them will clear things…
  • Jul 25

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)
    I was wondering when I read the caption of this opinion where the Lindsay Unified School District was located.  I had never before heard of it.  But Judge Milan Smith anticipates my curiosity and tells me in the first couple of…
Rank this Week: 272

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 28

    Legal Studies Position - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

    Legal Studies Position - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    Earlier today I received an e-mail regarding both tenure-track and non-tenure track (or clinical) positions at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Details available after the break. The following is quoted from the e-mail I…
  • Jul 28

    American Apparel 1, NFL 0

    American Apparel 1, NFL 0
    As many readers (and all of my friends) know, I am a bit of a sports fan. Having been a college athlete (field hockey, at Brown University, for trivia buffs), I focus most of my attention on college games. I...
  • Jul 28

    Crowdfunding: Are Crowds Wise or Idiots?

    Crowdfunding: Are Crowds Wise or Idiots?
    The new crowdfunding exemption in section 4(a)(6) of the Securities Act will, once the SEC adopts the rules required to implement it, allow ordinary investors to invest in unregistered securities offerings. Will those unsophisticated…
Rank this Week: 282