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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/
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • May 26

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity
    An article on the 6000-year history of Kurdish gardens cites my Habermas article for its alleged account of Habermas’s modernization theory. Modernization Theory and House Garden Transformation; Erbil City as Case Study, is jointly…
  • May 25

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry
    Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture comes to what I fear some of my friends in the privacy community will find to be an unacceptable conclusion. I’ll be presenting it at the Privacy…
  • May 24

    VideoFakes-R-U

    VideoFakes-R-U
    Researchers develop face-capture technology that can alter pre-recorded videos in real-time on low cost computers. Boing Boing suggests it could be used to make George W Bush or Donald Trump appear intelligent. I can imagine even worse: Fake…
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 22

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
  • May 26

    Thöne on the abolition of Exequatur in the European Union

    Thöne on the abolition of Exequatur in the European Union
    Meik Thöne has authored a book on the abolition of exequatur proceedings under the new Brussels I-Regulation (“Die Abschaffung des Exequaturverfahrens und die EuGVVO”, Mohr Siebeck, 2016, IX + 289 pages). The…
  • May 24

    EUPILLAR conference on Cross-Border Litigation Conference, London, 16-17 June

    EUPILLAR conference on Cross-Border Litigation Conference, London, 16-17 June
    The “Cross-Border Litigation in Europe” conference is organised by the Centre for Business Law and Practice, University of Leeds, and the Centre for Private International Law, the University of Aberdeen. The conference is…
  • May 24

    Avotinš v. Latvia: Presumption of Equivalent Protection not Rebutted

    Avotinš v. Latvia: Presumption of Equivalent Protection not Rebutted
    The much awaited decision Avotinš v. Latvia of the Grand Chamber of the ECtHR was finally delivered yesterday. The decision can be found here. A video of the delivery is also available. The European Court of Human Rights held by a…
Rank this Week: 24

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • May 4

    Trademark officials must distinguish between irony and offense

    Trademark officials must distinguish between irony and offense
    Sonia Katyal writes for The New York Times, May 4, 2016 Brands and trade symbols are not just pictures. They implicate the very force of identity, which can form and recode itself according to the dynamic pull of public culture. But there are…
  • May 4

    The White House has some unexpected ideas about reducing crime

    The White House has some unexpected ideas about reducing crime
    Franklin Zimring quoted in The Washington Post, May 4, 2016 “If you and I are selling drugs on the street, we’re both going to want the best corner, and if we have a conflict about who got there first, we’re not going to put…
  • May 3

    Pulte fight pits company’s founder against its board

    Pulte fight pits company’s founder against its board
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 3, 2016 Mr. Pulte’s interests are divided, as he has hedged his own stock holdings in the company and borrowed heavily against them, leaving one to wonder whether he is acting…
Rank this Week: 40

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 26

    Deciding Sumner Redstone's Mental Acuity

    Deciding Sumner Redstone's Mental Acuity
    With Sumner Redstone’s declining health, the case to decide his mental acuity is becoming more difficult and more pertinent with so many third parties involved. To determine his competency for deciding to oust two Viacom trustees,…
  • May 26

    Nevada Now the Leading Jurisdiction for Trust

    Nevada Now the Leading Jurisdiction for Trust
    Many people would rank Nevada as the leading jurisdiction for trusts. The opportunities found under Nevada law have prompted numerous estate planners and financial planners to situs their clients’ trusts in Nevada to take advantage of the…
  • May 25

    Hillary Clinton Moves New York Home into Trust

    Hillary Clinton Moves New York Home into Trust
    Hillary and Bill Clinton purchased their Chappaqua, New York home in 1999 and have now moved it into a residence trust. This will allow them to legally evade the so-called ‘death tax.’ Moving the home into trust will reduce their...
Rank this Week: 43

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    8th Circuit Gives Christian Proselytizer At Irish Fair Limited Victory

    8th Circuit Gives Christian Proselytizer At Irish Fair Limited Victory
    In Miller v. City of St. Paul, (8th Cir., May 23, 2016), an evangelical Christian who wanted to proselytize at the 2014 Irish Fair of Minnesota won a partial victory.  Police commander Patricia Englund told David Miller that he and…
  • May 26

    Memorial Day Display Triggers Controversy

    Memorial Day Display Triggers Controversy
    A Memorial Day display intended to honor the 79 residents of Paulding County, Georgia who died in U.S. wars has become a center of controversy. At issue are 79 white, handmade crosses placed on public land along a state highway. As reported…
  • May 26

    Settlement of Lawsuit Clears Way For Construction of Tallest Cross In the U.S.

    Settlement of Lawsuit Clears Way For Construction of Tallest Cross In the U.S.
    Christian Today reports that in Corpus Christie, Texas, construction will move ahead on a 210-foot high cross, to be built along a major highway on property owned by Abundant Life Fellowship Church. Apparently the cross will be the…
Rank this Week: 48

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
  • Dec 1

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]
    For patient investors everywhere. ---- The Regulator Who Explained the Worldhttps://hbr.org/2012/03/the-regulator-who-explained-th.html ---- Shared via my feedly reader Sent from my iPhone
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
Rank this Week: 60

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 26

    Blank Presents The Timing Of Tax Transparency Today In Sweden

    Blank Presents The Timing Of Tax Transparency Today In Sweden
    Joshua Blank (NYU) presents The Timing of Tax Transparency, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. ___ (2017), at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law at Stockholm University in Sweden today at an event hosted by Teresa Simon-Almendal, Peter Melz and Roger…
  • May 26

    The Curve: Life At Manhattan Law School

    The Curve: Life At Manhattan Law School
    Jeremy Blachman (J.D. 2005, Harvard; author, Anonymous Lawyer) & Cameron Stracher (J.D. 1987, Harvard; Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, New York), The Curve (2016): The students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the…
  • May 26

    Oberlin Students Demand Abolition Of Midterms, Grades Lower Than C

    Oberlin Students Demand Abolition Of Midterms, Grades Lower Than C
    The Week, Oberlin Students Want to Abolish Midterms and Any Grades Below C: Students at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their attention to activism. More than 1,300 students at…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • May 26

    The True Story of a False Confession

    The True Story of a False Confession
    My colleagues Steve Drizin and Laura Nirider represent Brendan Dassey, who was convicted at age 16 of a murder that he did not commit, and who is a key figure in the Netflix series Making of a Murderer. Steve and...
  • May 26

    AALS CFP: Animals As Living Accomodation

    AALS CFP: Animals As Living Accomodation
    The AALS Sections on Animal Law, Disability Law and Law and Mental Disability have issued a call for papers for their 2016 panel, Animals as Living Accomodations. This panel will explore the use of animals as living accommodations for…
  • May 26

    Rumblings of Discontent at Penn State Law

    Rumblings of Discontent at Penn State Law
    A Lounge reader reached out to let me know that Penn State Law’s dean search has been unsuccessful (announced to the faculty by the provost) and that at least some faculty have been unhappy with the search process and a...
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • May 26

    George & Gulati on "Judicial Reputation" by Garoupa and Ginsburg

    George &amp; Gulati on &quot;Judicial Reputation&quot; by Garoupa and Ginsburg
    Tracey E. George and G. Mitu Gulati (Vanderbilt University - Law School and Duke University School of Law) have posted Courts of Good and Ill Repute: Garoupa and Ginsburg's Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 26

    Michelman on Constitutional Legitimacy & Political Liberalism

    Michelman on Constitutional Legitimacy &amp; Political Liberalism
    Frank I. Michelman (Harvard Law School) has posted Legitimacy, the Social Turn, and Constitutional Review: What Political Liberalism Suggests (Critical Quarterly for Legislation and Law, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Alongside…
  • May 26

    Davidov on a Purposive Approach to Labor Law

    Davidov on a Purposive Approach to Labor Law
    Guy Davidov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Introduction: A Purposive Approach to Labour Law (A Purposive Approach to Labour Law, OUP, 2016). Here is a snippet from the introduction: The main problem of labour…
Rank this Week: 75

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 25

    Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crime

    Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crime
    The Case Matrix Network are organising a conference on Strengthening National Justice for Core International Crimes: Laws, Procedures and Practices in an Age of Legal Pluralism on 28 June in The Hague. This conference will analyse…
  • May 24

    The Trial of Hissène Habré

    The Trial of Hissène Habré
    On May 30, the Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires (CAE) will announce its verdict in the trial of Chad’s ex-dictator Hissène Habré. Conviction is expected. What will it mean? The trial of Chad’s Hissène…
  • May 24

    The Trial of Hissène Habré

    The Trial of Hissène Habré
    On May 30, the Chambres Africaines Extraordinaires (CAE) will announce its verdict in the trial of Chad’s ex-dictator Hissène Habré. Conviction is expected. What will it mean? The trial of Chad’s Hissène…
Rank this Week: 74

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    The "straddling bus"... an idea from China.

    The "straddling bus"... an idea from China.
    "The bus, powered in part by solar energy, would run on tracks, carrying up to 1,200 passengers in raised compartments that can glide over the traffic below."Critics at the time it was first unveiled questioned whether the hovering bus could…
  • May 26

    In the perceptual entropy of the metamodernist, the Sanders revolution has already happened.

    In the perceptual entropy of the metamodernist, the Sanders revolution has already happened.
    From an Atlantic article — "This Is How a Revolution End/The Democratic insurgent’s campaign is losing steam—but his supporters are not ready to give up.s" — by Molly Ball:The Sanders movement has become impervious to…
  • May 26

    The cube...

    The cube...
    "I think you solved the mystery of the pyramids."
Rank this Week: 79

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
  • May 25

    FOIA Requests for Tax Return

    FOIA Requests for Tax Return
    Donald Trump’s refusal thus far to release his tax returns raises an interesting issue.  Tax returns are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA). I can’t just ask the IRS to give me his returns and get them.…
  • May 25

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4

    Vanderbilt Law Review, Volume 69, Number 4
    In the May 2016, the Vanderbilt Law Review, with the generous support of the Branstetter Litigation & Dispute Resolution Program and the Program in Law & Government, hosted a paper symposium entitled, “Erwin Chemerinsky’s…
  • May 25

    FAN 110 (First Amendment News) Steve Shapiro to Step Down as ACLU’s Legal Director

    FAN 110 (First Amendment News) Steve Shapiro to Step Down as ACLU’s Legal Director
    Civil liberties without Steve Shapiro is like the Rolling Stones without Jagger. — Kathleen Sullivan He is a giant in his world, the world of civil liberties. For some two decades he has been the man at the helm of defending freedom on…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • May 26

    For Dan

    For Dan
    As Howard writes below, all of us today are anxious to learn more about the developments in Dan's murder investigation. This may take a while but we are grateful that it finally looks like there is movement. For those heading to LSA NOLA next…
  • May 26

    Arrest in Dan's death

    Arrest in Dan's death
    As many of you know doubt have heard, Tallahassee Police have announced an arrest in Dan's death. Sigfredo Garcia was arrested yesterday evening. The probable cause affidavit for the murder charge has been sealed and the investigation remains…
  • May 25

    Frank Easterbrook, the First Amendment, and the Chicago Cub

    Frank Easterbrook, the First Amendment, and the Chicago Cub
    My colleague calls this case the trifecta. Interestingly, news reports (BNA, NLJ, etc.) have focused on the court of appeals affirming the denial of the preliminary injunction and rejecting the argument that the flat ban on sales on the…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • May 26

    Guest Blog Post: Grading Law School Exams (in the UK) and Distributive Justice

    Guest Blog Post: Grading Law School Exams (in the UK) and Distributive Justice
    It is that time of year again when law profs are up to their ears in grading exams. (Unless one teaches on the continent, where exams are oral.) Given my location in the UK, I thought I would provide a...
  • May 25

    Golfer Phil Mickelson as SEC "Relief Defendant" in Insider Trading Case

    Golfer Phil Mickelson as SEC "Relief Defendant" in Insider Trading Case
    Last week the SEC announced insider trading charges against former-Dean Foods Company board member Thomas C. Davis and professional sports gambler, William “Billy” Walters of Las Vegas. Involved in the case is professional golfer, Phil…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS)

    Call for Papers: 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS)
    The Duke Law School will host the 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) on November 18-19, 2016. CELS is a highly regarded interdisciplinary gathering that draws scholars from across the country and internationally and is…
Rank this Week: 98

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    ILR: Nine Years On

    ILR: Nine Years On
    The International Law Reporter began a little more than nine years ago. More than 12,000 posts later, I'm very pleased that the blog has been embraced by so many people and has become an important means for the dissemination of information…
  • May 25

    Vandenbogaerde: Towards Shared Accountability in International Human Rights Law

    Vandenbogaerde: Towards Shared Accountability in International Human Rights Law
    Arne Vandenbogaerde has published Towards Shared Accountability in International Human Rights Law (Intersentia 2016). Here's the abstract: Non- State actors, principally corporations and international organizations, as well as foreign States,…
  • May 25

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Vol 28, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include:ÉtudesRémi Bachand, Suraccumulation du capital, surproduction, impérialisme et droit…
Rank this Week: 94

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 25

    Corporate governance may be good at regulating conflicts of interest but not externalitie

    Corporate governance may be good at regulating conflicts of interest but not externalitie
    In a post on the emissions scandal that's worth reading for lots of reasons, John Armour makes a point that I think undermines the basic premise of progressive corporate law insofar as it seeks to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 25

    The intersection of forum selection bylaws and books and records litigation

    The intersection of forum selection bylaws and books and records litigation
    Ann Lipton has a very interesting post on the strategic uses of the titular legal rules. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • May 25

    Rakoff reversed ... again

    Rakoff reversed ... again
    WSJ Law Blog reports: U.S. District Judge Jed Rakoff has been reversed again. The Second U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in New York on Monday threw out a civil-fraud verdict against Bank of America... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 93

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 25

    AALS Property Law Section Call-for-Papers!

    AALS Property Law Section Call-for-Papers!
    AALS Property Law Section Call For Papers January 2017 -- AALS Conference in San Francisco, CA The AALS Property Law Section has two panels at the AALS Conference this year. If you would like to participate in either of these...
  • May 20

    Live Blogging #ALPS2016 -- fun property!

    Live Blogging #ALPS2016 -- fun property!
    What a way to finish up the day! I'm now in a panel titled "Fun Property: How Property Can Increase Recreation, Health, and Happiness." What could be more fun than this? The first paper is by Avital Margalit (Sapir) who...
  • May 20

    Regulating Landlords and Tenant

    Regulating Landlords and Tenant
    Moving on to the second afternoon panel, moderated by Susan Bright (Oxford), first up is Abigail Jackson. Her presentation, titled "Balancing Rights and Obligations: Chnage and Residential Tenancy Agreements in the UK", noted that…
Rank this Week: 105

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 26

    Immigrant of the Day: Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache (Haiti), West Pooint Graduate

    Immigrant of the Day: Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache (Haiti), West Pooint Graduate
    Photo Courtesy of the Washington Post Dan Lamothe in the Washinton Post tells the story about the picture of Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache during the commencement ceremony at West Point, New York. He was overcome with emotion. Tears rolled…
  • May 26

    Questioning at Ports of Entry: Only Minutes to Separate Truthtellers from Liar

    Questioning at Ports of Entry: Only Minutes to Separate Truthtellers from Liar
    Guest post by Alexandra Diaz, student, George Mason University School of Law CBP Office of Field Operations’ Assistant Port Director Sally Carrillo spoke yesterday about her experiences over a 28 year career at CBP and legacy INS and, for…
  • May 26

    Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo on 200 Years of Open Borders in South America

    Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo on 200 Years of Open Borders in South America
    Dr Diego Acosta Arcarazo (U. Bristol) Guest post by Renita Roberts, student, The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo of the University of Bristol visited the University of California San Diego campus…
Rank this Week: 112

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/
  • May 26

    Cunningham-Parmeter on Amazon and Uber

    Cunningham-Parmeter on Amazon and Uber
    Friend-of-blog Keith Cunningham-Parmeter (Willamette) has just posted on SSRN his superb piece, From Amazon to Uber: Defining Employment in the Modern Economy, which will appear in the Boston University Law Review. From the abstract: American…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017
    Here's the call for papers for the 15th International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi (Modena, Italy, March 20-21, 2017). The conference theme is Digital and Smart Work. From the call: Focusing on the implications for…
  • May 24

    Petruska on Joy Silk Doctrine

    Petruska on Joy Silk Doctrine
    I just learned that Brian Petruska (General Counsel of the Laborers' Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizing Coalition), just posted on SSRN his forthcoming piece in the Santa Clara Law Review on the proposed use of the Joy Silk doctrine. The…
Rank this Week: 124

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 131

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 26

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval

    Charter-Time Warner Cable merger gets approval
    Two weeks after California recommended approval of the Charter-Time Warner Cable deal, now the DOJ/FCC have also cleared the way for that deal to close - but with conditions. On April 12, California administrative law judge recommend approval…
  • Apr 25

    New M&A Casebook

    New M&amp;A Casebook
    I'm happy to announce the publication of a new casebook: Hill, Quinn, and Davidoff Solomon's Mergers and Acquisitions: Law, Theory, and Practice: Being an M&A practitioner or litigator requires not only a knowledge of the law—the…
  • Apr 13

    The end of the letter opinion?

    The end of the letter opinion?
    Over at The Chancery Daily, they have observed something interesting. There is has been a decline in letter opinions from the Chancery Court. I'd share some links, but The Chancery Daily is a newsletter, so you'll just have to pay...
Rank this Week: 123

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 23

    Congressional Reps Lack Standing to Challenge Districting Plan

    Congressional Reps Lack Standing to Challenge Districting Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A unanimous Supreme Court ruled today in Wittman v. Personhubalah that three members of Congress from Virginia lacked standing to appeal a federal court's rejection of the state's districting plan.…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate on Batson Racial Challenge to Jury Selection

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate on Batson Racial Challenge to Jury Selection
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts in Foster v. Chatman, the Court reversed the finding on the Georgia courts that death row inmate Timothy Foster did not...
  • May 18

    Court Puts a Halt on Kobach's Latest Effort to Restrict Voter Registration in Kansa

    Court Puts a Halt on Kobach's Latest Effort to Restrict Voter Registration in Kansa
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Julie A. Robinson (D. Kansas) granted a preliminary injunction and halted Kansas's requirement that motor-voter applicants provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote (along with…
Rank this Week: 149

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
  • May 13

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"

    Martha Nussbaum, "Long Long Lives: Should We Want Them?"
    Today, as our capacity to prolong life increases, people dispute whether indefinite prolongation could possibly be good. A leading bioethicist, Ezekiel Emanuel (brother of Rahm) has written that we should all want to die at 75! I'll…
  • May 12

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"

    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma"
    Michael Kirby, "North Korea and our Dilemma: How to Secure Accountability for Crimes Against Humanity by a Recalcitrant Nuclear State?" Michael Kirby was a Justice of the High Court of Australia (1996-2009), the nation's highest appellate…
  • May 2

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"

    Justin Driver, "The Southern Manifesto in Myth and Memory"
    Justin Driver is Harry N. Wyatt Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Research Scholar. His principal research interests include constitutional law, constitutional theory, and the intersection of race with legal institutions. Prior…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • May 26

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)
    A fifteen-year old gang member shoots and kills a fourteen-month old baby in a "drive-by" shooting in which the defendant was riding a bike.The baby is dead.  The fifteen year old is essentially sentenced to spend the rest of his life in…
  • May 24

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)
    I'm not sure why the City of San Diego filed an appeal in this one.Here's how the Ninth Circuit describes the case:  "In October of 2010, officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report that two armed black males had…
  • May 24

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)
    Police conduct a pat-down search of Freddy Espino.  They feel something in his pocket.  They think it might be crack cocaine.Turns out it's not crack cocaine.  What is it, then?No, not that.It's a . . . diamond.  Which…
Rank this Week: 209

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Kahn-Freund's Weimar Memoir

    Kahn-Freund's Weimar Memoir
    Ewan McGaughey, King's College London School of Law, has posted, Otto Kahn-Freund, Autobiographical Memories of the Weimar Republic: A Conversation with Wolfgang Luthardt (February 1978), which he translated this year from an original…
  • May 25

    Kraut, "Choreographing Copyright"

    Kraut, &quot;Choreographing Copyright&quot;
    Here's a relatively recent release that we missed back in December: Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance (Oxford University Press), by Anthea Kraut (University of California, Riverside). A…
  • May 25

    Bartrum on James Wilson on Popular Sovereignty

    Bartrum on James Wilson on Popular Sovereignty
    Available on the website of the Buffalo Law Review is Ian Bartrum, James Wilson and the Moral Foundations of Popular Sovereignty, 64 (2016): 225-.  No abstract, but here is a taste:I suggest that a return to true first…
Rank this Week: 182

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 19

    New Marquette Lawyer Sheds Light on Urban Neighborhoods—and Much More

    New Marquette Lawyer Sheds Light on Urban Neighborhoods—and Much More
    Pair up the wisdom of a leading national expert on understanding urban neighborhoods with an effort to increase the vitality of a large section of Milwaukee’s west side and what do you have? You have the cover package of the Summer 2016…
  • May 18

    Opposing Views, One Conversation at Session on Milwaukee Education

    Opposing Views, One Conversation at Session on Milwaukee Education
    Until Tuesday, Dale Kooyenga and Lauren Baker had never met. That alone is an argument for why their discussion before a capacity audience in the Appellate Courtroom of Eckstein Hall was worthwhile. Kooyenga is a member of the state Assembly,…
  • May 15

    For Sale: George Zimmerman’s Property

    For Sale: George Zimmerman’s Property
    Most law school classes in Property begin with the venerable bundle of sticks metaphor.  The “bundle” includes those rights and interests held by the owners of property.  The assorted “sticks” take on…
Rank this Week: 197

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/
  • May 26

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    The war against the Islamic State continues along both ends of the Euphrates, targeting two of the pseudo-caliphate’s strongholds. In the north, Kurdish-led forces have launched an assault against Islamic State positions near the…
  • May 26

    Important First Step by HPSCI on Pre-Publication Review Reform

    Important First Step by HPSCI on Pre-Publication Review Reform
    Editor's Note: This post also appears on Just Security. We are happy to learn, via Secrecy News, that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) has weighed in constructively on the pre-publication review issue that we…
  • May 26

    Not Quite Making it to Syria: A Tale of Two Failed ISIS Recruit

    Not Quite Making it to Syria: A Tale of Two Failed ISIS Recruit
    This week, the federal district courts in both the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of Texas confronted ISIS’s ability to recruit Americans to travel overseas to join and fight for the caliphate. First, on…
Rank this Week: 258

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: 234

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • May 26

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy
    Marc Jonathan Blitz, Oklahoma City University, is publishing Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy in volume 44 of the Hofstra Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Psychotherapy, said one of its earliest clients, Anna O, is…
  • May 26

    Kur on Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet

    Kur on Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet
    Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, is publishing Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet in NZCIEL Workshop at Wellington, New Zealand, 19-20 February, 2015, Conference Volume (Forthcoming) and Max Planck…
  • May 26

    Manning on English and Continental Tests of Originality in Copyright

    Manning on English and Continental Tests of Originality in Copyright
    Colin Manning, Cork Institute of Technology, has published English & Continental Tests of Originality: Labour, Skill, and Judgement versus Creations of the Mind. Here is the abstract. This paper traces the provenance of the predominant…
Rank this Week: 228

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 26

    Future Amendments to the Admission to a Professional Order and Governance Issue

    Future Amendments to the Admission to a Professional Order and Governance Issue
    In Quebec, to practise a profession or hold a professional title governed by the Professional Code, a person must have a permit and be a member in good standing of the professional order that governs the exercise of the profession. Quebec has…
  • May 26

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Downie on Pathways to Law Reform for Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Downie on Pathways to Law Reform for Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • May 26

    Is Windows 10 Spying on You?

    Is Windows 10 Spying on You?
    It’s hard to find statistics identifying how many people are currently running Windows 10. One thing we do know is that there were 14 million downloads within 24 hours of the release. Some estimates put the installed base at over 75…
Rank this Week: 256

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 248

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 26

    FOIA Feud Continues Over Attorney Email

    FOIA Feud Continues Over Attorney Email
    "With some dismay." the District of Columbia Court of Appeals has remanded and directed mediation of a FOIA claim by the Fraternal Order of Police ("FOP") against the District that had been dismissed as fulfilled by the…
  • May 25

    Malpractice Clock Starts When Appeal Is Lost

    Malpractice Clock Starts When Appeal Is Lost
    The South Carolina Supreme Court overruled prior precedent and reinstated a legal malpractice claim that the lower court dismissed on statute of limitations grounds. the client was an auto dealership sued by an unhappy customer who was…
  • May 25

    "Crisis Mode" Misconduct Adds Two Years Of Suspension

    &quot;Crisis Mode&quot; Misconduct Adds Two Years Of Suspension
    A two-year suspension has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for misconduct in an immigration matter. In mitigation, the respondent testified at the disciplinary hearing that her use of fees she…
Rank this Week: 270

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity

    Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity
    On SSRN, I've published a draft of Republicanism and the Constitution of Opportunity.  The article is part of a symposium on the Constitution and Economic Inequality that will appear in Texas Law Review. Here is the abstract:This essay…
  • May 23

    The Example of Stephen A. Dougla

    The Example of Stephen A. Dougla
    While Donald Trump continues to use the bully pulpit as a pulpit to bully, Mitt Romney is getting pressure to enter the race as a third-party candidate.  Conservatives in the "Never Trump" camp are realizing that Romney (despite his…
  • May 22

    Is Sanders stupid or simply a coward?

    Is Sanders stupid or simply a coward?
    As readers of my previous posts are well aware, I am extremely critical of Senator Sanders for his abject refusal even to suggest that anyone defining him/herself as a "political revolutionary" might do what, say, Hamilton Madiaon, and Jay…
Rank this Week: 233

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • May 18

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect

    Radio Berkman 237: The Chilling Effect
    Listen: or download | …also in Ogg The effects of surveillance on human behavior have long been discussed and documented in the real world. That nervous feeling you get when you notice a police officer or a security camera? The…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
  • May 11

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]

    Ellery Biddle on The Internetish Things of Cuba: Open Source and ‘in the Clear’ [AUDIO]
    What is it like to use the Internet in fits and starts? How do communities with limited access to the global Internet use digital tools? Beyond sensational media narratives about Havana’s WiFi hotspots and the paquete semanal, there is…
Rank this Week: 263

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Apr 30

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence

    Gold on Compensation's Role in Deterrence
    Russell Gold (Wake Forest) has posted his latest piece, Compensation's Role in Deterrence, on SSRN. Here's the abstract: There are plenty of non-economic reasons to care whether victims are compensated in class actions. The traditional law…
  • Apr 29

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence

    Sharkey on The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence
    Cathy Sharkey (NYU Law) has posted a new piece on SSRN entitled The BP Oil Spill Settlements, Classwide Punitive Damages, and Societal Deterrence. Here's the abstract: The BP oil spill litigation and subsequent settlements provide an…
  • Apr 29

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement

    Aggregation as Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlement
    Our own Howie Erichson has posted his latest piece, Aggregation in Disempowerment: Red Flags in Class Action Settlements, on SSRN. It's a great read for judges and attorneys alike and points out--as the title suggests--provisions in class…
Rank this Week: 261

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • May 26

    Cramer on Texas' Stand Your Ground Law

    Cramer on Texas' Stand Your Ground Law
    Clayton E. Cramer (College of Western Idaho) has posted Texas’ Stand Your Ground Law: An Historical Perspective (Presenting at Texas Bar Association, September 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the aftermath of the Treyvon Martin…
  • May 26

    Kerr on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Kerr on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Orin S. Kerr (The George Washington University Law School) has posted Trespass, Not Fraud: The Need for New Sentencing Guidelines in CFAA Cases (George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article argues…
  • May 26

    Schuller & Erentzen on Race-Based Juror Challenges in Canada

    Schuller &amp; Erentzen on Race-Based Juror Challenges in Canada
    Regina Schuller and Caroline Erentzen (York University - Department of Psychology and York University, Department of Psychology, Students) have posted The Challenge for Cause Procedure in Canadian Criminal Law (Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol.…
Rank this Week: 343

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 26

    Supreme Court of Washington Find Prosecutor Improperly Used Music on Defendant's Phone to Prove Gang Affiliation

    Supreme Court of Washington Find Prosecutor Improperly Used Music on Defendant's Phone to Prove Gang Affiliation
    In State v. DeLeon, Ignacio Cardenas was outside his home in Sunnyside with his cousin and a friend around 11:00 p.m. waiting for another friend, Jose Barajas. They saw a silver Ford Taurus drove by. Thinking that the car belonged...
  • May 25

    10th Circuit Reverses Child Sexual Abuse Conviction Based on Brady Violation

    10th Circuit Reverses Child Sexual Abuse Conviction Based on Brady Violation
    Pursuant to the Supreme Court's opinion in Brady v. Maryland, the prosecution violates the Due Process Clause by failing to timely disclose material exculpatory evidence to the defense. But what happens if a sexual assault nurse examiner…
  • May 24

    My New Podster Article, "The Debbie Dilemma"

    My New Podster Article, &quot;The Debbie Dilemma&quot;
    Today, Podster Magazine released its May 2016 issue. My article, "The Debbie Dilemma," appears on pages 46-47 (or 49/57). It deals with the police statements and testimony of Debbie Warren at Adnan's two trials. -CM
Rank this Week: 355

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 375

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
Rank this Week: 344

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • May 25

    Goings-On in the Committee that Never Sleeps (a/k/a the Civil Rules Advisory Committee)

    Goings-On in the Committee that Never Sleeps (a/k/a the Civil Rules Advisory Committee)
    The indefatigable Advisory Committee on Civil Rules met on April 14, 2016 and prepared a report to the Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (the Standing Committee), which will meet June 6-7, 2016. The report begins at page 251...
  • May 18

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry

    SCOTUS Vacates Ninth Circuit in Spokeo, Remands for New “Concreteness” Inquiry
    The Supreme Court issued Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, No. 13-1339, earlier this week. In a majority opinion unlikely to make anyone happy, the Court vacated the Ninth Circuit’s decision, which held that Robins had adequately alleged Article III…
  • May 17

    SCOTUS Decision on Arising Under Jurisdiction in Merrill Lynch Case

    SCOTUS Decision on Arising Under Jurisdiction in Merrill Lynch Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner & Smith v. Manning. Justice Kagan wrote the opinion, with Justices Thomas (joined by Justice Sotomayor) concurred in the judgment and wrote…
Rank this Week: 384

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    New Alice film

    New Alice film
    I've been distressed by the unavoidability, in some media settings, of ads, previews, feature articles, etc., that bring to mind the forthcoming film based on Lewis Carroll's Alice Through the Looking Glass.  Part of the problem is its…
  • May 24

    Another upcoming talk

    Another upcoming talk
    On June 17, I will be back in Washington, to participate in a panel (9-10:30 am at AEI) discussing Eric Toder's and Alan Viard's forthcoming "A Proposal to Reform the Taxation of Corporate Income."  This is the follow-up, with…
  • May 23

    Godwin's Law versus the Wodehouse Rule

    Godwin's Law versus the Wodehouse Rule
    The corollary to Godwin's Law holds that whoever first makes a Hitler comparison in a debate loses.But it's probably also a good rule of thumb that whoever first makes an apt Wodehouse reference in a debate automatically wins.In today's NY…
Rank this Week: 309