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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/
  • Jun 25

    To All My Friends In Europe

    To All My Friends In Europe
    including in the UK,
  • Jun 24

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?

    How Come I Never Noticed This Before?
    Donald Trump & Boris Johnson sure look a lot alike
  • Jun 23

    #Brexit

    #Brexit
    via Twitter: I would classify this as a nightmare. pic.twitter.com/ZoqD4axYM9 — Carl Bildt (@carlbildt) June 24, 2016
Rank this Week: 16

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 22

    Changing takeover laws and the ExamWorks deal

    Changing takeover laws and the ExamWorks deal
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, July 22, 2016 The ExamWorks Group buyout and related lawsuit shows how changing takeover laws are steering shareholders toward more appraisal actions and making deals riskier for buyers.
  • Jul 22

    An Indiana court just said women can’t be jailed for ending their own pregnancie

    An Indiana court just said women can’t be jailed for ending their own pregnancie
    Jill Adams interviewed by Mother Jones, July 22, 2016 “The SIA Legal Team is pleased the court recognized that feticide laws are intended to protect, not prosecute, pregnant women,” she wrote in an email. “Women don’t…
  • Jul 22

    Indiana court tosses woman’s feticide conviction

    Indiana court tosses woman’s feticide conviction
    Jill Adams quoted in The Washington Post, July 22, 2016 Adams said she was glad the appeals court overturned Patel’s feticide conviction, but that it was still worrisome that she faced a felony neglect conviction. Adams called the…
Rank this Week: 23

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
Rank this Week: 25

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 26

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC

    Technology for Accountability Lab MOOC
      The Program on Liberation Technology (LibTech) at Stanford’s Center on Democracy, Development and the Rule of Law together with the National Democratic Institute (NDI) are proud to launch a free massive open online…
  • Jul 25

    También de este lado hay sueño

    También de este lado hay sueño
    With the arrival of the Democratic National Convention, protesters have converged on Philadelphia.  At least for the moment, the historic selection of the first female presidential candidate in U.S. history seems to have been…
  • Jul 23

    You go, ‘Grrls!

    You go, ‘Grrls!
    Here is our final round of updates! Each year at IntLawGrrls, we like to take the opportunity to celebrate the numerous achievements of our contributors. Below, we’ve provided a most impressive list of awards, new jobs, publications,…
Rank this Week: 32

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 27

    Sokol & Ma on Online Markets & Antitrust

    Sokol & Ma on Online Markets & Antitrust
    D. Daniel Sokol and Jingyuan Ma (University of Florida - Levin College of Law and Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE)) has posted Understanding Online Markets and Antitrust Analysis on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Antitrust…
  • Jul 27

    Verstein on Business without Organizational Law

    Verstein on Business without Organizational Law
    Andrew Verstein (Wake Forest University School of Law) has posted Enterprise Without Entities on SSRN. Here is the abstract:Scholars and practicing lawyers alike consider legal entities to be essential. Who can imagine running a large…
  • Jul 27

    Tebbe, Schwartzman, & Schragger on the Burdens of Religious Accomodation

    Tebbe, Schwartzman, & Schragger on the Burdens of Religious Accomodation
    Nelson Tebbe (Brooklyn Law School; Cornell Law School), & Micah Schwartzman (University of Virginia School of Law), & Richard Schragger (University of Virginia School of Law) have posted How Much May Religious Accommodations Burden…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 39

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 19

    Social Trusts and the Shadow of Kershaw's History

    Social Trusts and the Shadow of Kershaw's History
    The topic for the moment is social trust, with a side order of ethnic animosity.  I'm inspired by Roger Scruton's admirable essay in Prospect   where he defines social trust:[S]ocial trust—the sense that we…
  • Jul 16

    Still Getting in the Swing

    Still Getting in the Swing
    Wrote about 4/5 of a lovely post just now on "social trust," but it seems to have disappeared.  If you got it, know that it is incomplete .  Technical problems.  My desktop is down and I am trying to compose on my IPad mini…
  • Jul 15

    Kershaw Takes the Long View

    Kershaw Takes the Long View
     I read Ian Kershaw's biography of Hitler some years ago with pleasure and profit.  Now at the urging of the Missus I am rooting around in To Hell and Back,  his big-picture history of the 20th Century, particularly the early…
Rank this Week: 46

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Strategic Choice of Network Externality

    Strategic Choice of Network Externality
    Yuanzhu Lu (China Economics and Management Academy, Central University of Finance and Economics, Beijing, China) and Sougata Poddar (Department of Economics, Faculty of Business and Law, Auckland University of Technology) explore Strategic…
  • Jul 27

    Collusion with a Greedy Center in Position Auction

    Collusion with a Greedy Center in Position Auction
    Emmanuel LORENZON studies Collusion with a Greedy Center in Position Auctions. ABSTRACT: In this paper we aim at studying the sensitivity of the Generalized Second-Price auction to bidder collusion when monetary transfers are allowed. We…
  • Jul 27

    Gasoline Price Wars: Spatial Dependence Awaken

    Gasoline Price Wars: Spatial Dependence Awaken
    Eleftheriou, Konstantinos and Polemis, Michael explore Gasoline Price Wars: Spatial Dependence Awakens. ABSTRACT: We build an Asymmetric Spatial Error Correction Model (ASpECM) to investigate the role of spatial dependence at the retail…
Rank this Week: 54

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Haitian/DR Crisis Reveals Rift in Catholic Church

    Haitian/DR Crisis Reveals Rift in Catholic Church
    We've all been watching the migration crisis in the Dominican Republic as that country seeks to remove individuals of Haitian descent. What you may not have know is that there is a division within the Catholic Church in Hispaniola over...
  • Jul 27

    Lena Dunham And America Ferrera Slam Trump At Democratic Convention

    Lena Dunham And America Ferrera Slam Trump At Democratic Convention
    At the Democratic Convention yesterday, Hillary Clinton was nominated for President. In one of the speeches in support of Clinton, Lena Dunham And America Ferrera slammed Donald Trump. For what it is worth, Ferrara was born in Los Angeles…
  • Jul 27

    The Long and Winding Road Followed by an Undocumented Immigrant: To Law School and Legal Statu

    The Long and Winding Road Followed by an Undocumented Immigrant: To Law School and Legal Statu
    Photo courtesy of the Boston Globe Remember Sergio Garcia, the undocumented immigrant who persevered and obtained his law license in California. The Boston Globe tells another "feel good" immigration story. Antonio Massa Viana was a…
Rank this Week: 64

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 27

    Tax Infinity And Beyond

    Tax Infinity And Beyond
    Galya Savir (Michigan), Tax Infinity & Beyond: Commercial activities in space are going to expand thanks to new game-changing technologies being developed by Space Entrepreneurs. These entrepreneurs have pledged to reduce the cost of…
  • Jul 27

    Chodorow & Johnston:Trump's Wrong-Headed Call For Tax-Subsidized Politicization Of The Pulpit

    Chodorow & Johnston:Trump's Wrong-Headed Call For Tax-Subsidized Politicization Of The Pulpit
    Following up on Sunday's post, Trump's Call To Repeal The Johnson Amendment And Allow Churches To Endorse Political Candidates: Adam Chodorow (Arizona State), Donald Trump Wants to Politicize the Pulpit: One of the biggest applause lines of…
  • Jul 27

    The Top 10 Washington, D.C. Tax Law Firm

    The Top 10 Washington, D.C. Tax Law Firm
    Following up on my previous post, 2017 Vault Law Firm Tax Rankings: Above the Law, Tax Firm Power Rankings: Over the next few months, we going to be hear A LOT about the presidential candidates' tax plans. But who is actually going to turn…
Rank this Week: 67

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 27

    Recommended Read: Husak on Ignorance of Law

    Recommended Read: Husak on Ignorance of Law
    Oxford University Press has just published Doug Husak's book, Ignorance of Law: A Philosophical Inquiry. I highly recommend it, and not just for philosophers. The book defends a much broader scope for a mistake-of-law defense than current law…
  • Jul 27

    "Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped"

    "Freddie Gray case: Charges against three remaining officers dropped"
    From The Baltimore Sun: The startling move was an apparent acknowledgement of the unlikelihood of a conviction following the acquittals of three other officers on similar and more serious charges by Circuit Judge Barry G. Williams, who was…
  • Jul 27

    "John Hinckley, Who Tried to Kill Reagan, Will Be Released"

    "John Hinckley, Who Tried to Kill Reagan, Will Be Released"
    From The New York Times: John W. Hinckley Jr., who tried to assassinate President Ronald Reagan in 1981, will be allowed to leave a government psychiatric hospital, a federal judge ruled on Wednesday. . . . But Judge Friedman put...
Rank this Week: 84

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    New Issue: European Journal of International Law

    New Issue: European Journal of International Law
    The latest issue of the European Journal of International Law (Vol. 27, no. 2, May 2016) is out. Contents include:Editorial Laurence Boisson de Chazournes, One Swallow Does Not a Summer Make, but Might the Paris Agreement on Climate Change a…
  • Jul 25

    AJIL Unbound Symposium: Hovell’s "Due Process in the United Nations"

    AJIL Unbound Symposium: Hovell’s "Due Process in the United Nations"
    AJIL Unbound has posted a symposium on Devika Hovell's article Due Process in the United Nations. The symposium includes an introduction by Alexandra Huneeus and responses by Antonios Tzanakopoulos, Rosa Freedman, and Joy Gordon.
  • Jul 24

    Ohlin: Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk

    Ohlin: Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk
    Jens David Ohlin (Cornell Univ. - Law) has posted Remoteness and Reciprocal Risk (in Research Handbook on Remote Warfare, Jens David Ohlin ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The history of modern weaponry involves the construction of the…
Rank this Week: 86

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 26

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter

    When CEO pay was modest: It was a different time and that matter
    Fascinating new paper by my colleague Steve Bank, along with Brian Cheffins and Harrell Wells: CEO pay is a controversial issue in America but there was a time, often overlooked today, when chief... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 25

    Henderson on the merits of paying for early access to corporate information

    Henderson on the merits of paying for early access to corporate information
    My friend and coauthor Todd Henderson (Chicago law) has a really interesting op-ed in today's WSJ, in which he argues for creating a market in early access to corporate disclosures: The SEC could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 23

    Inniskillin Riesling Icewine (Niagara Peninsula) 2013

    Inniskillin Riesling Icewine (Niagara Peninsula) 2013
    Lovely gold color. Huge bouquet of apricots with an undertone of flint. Apricots dominate the palate but with honey and flint on the finish. This is a delicious dessert wine that would make a great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 88

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 27

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender

    Video Voyuerism, Privacy-Related Sex Crimes, and Gender
    Over the past few months, I've been working with some colleagues on a comparative project investigating privacy-related crimes across 9 different countries. One of the crimes that is frequently found in these countries is voyeurism (or some…
  • Jul 27

    Oral Arguments for Law Student

    Oral Arguments for Law Student
    I will sometimes – not often, maybe once a semester, if that – play a couple of minutes of oral argument from the Supreme Court for my students if they are particularly enlightening. For example, I have played portions of the argument in…
  • Jul 26

    Community Value

    Community Value
    If you write and think about policing, as I do, acting on behalf of the community has become one of the core problems of recent weeks. I have found the whole business of shootings and assassinations in Dallas, Baton Rouge, and Minnesota,…
Rank this Week: 97

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on ERISA Fiduciary Provision Application

    Article on ERISA Fiduciary Provision Application
    Peter M. Langdon recently published a Note entitled, For Whom the Plan Tolls: Tatum v. RJR Pension Investment Committee and the Emergence of Exacting Scrutiny Awaiting Fiduciaries in Breach in the ERISA Litigation Landscape Post Dudenhoeffer,…
  • Jul 26

    Do Doctors Make the Same Dying Mistakes that We Do?

    Do Doctors Make the Same Dying Mistakes that We Do?
    It is often thought that physicians avoid that end of life mistake that most of us make—they do not die in the hospital rather in the comfort of their own home with hospice or palliative care. We cannot believe that...
  • Jul 26

    Article on Antemortem Probate

    Article on Antemortem Probate
    Katherine M. Arango recently published a Note entitled, Trial and Heirs: Antemortem Probate for the Changing American Family, 81 Brook. L. Rev. 779 (2016). Provided below is a summary of the Note: The Pritchett-Dunphy-Tucker family has…
Rank this Week: 115

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: 114

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: 110

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 27

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)

    People v. J.E. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 20, 2016)
    From this opinion:"Minor’s [and] two of his friends. . . . entered an Oakland home through a back window and rear door and took a watch, a camera, and loose change from a large jar. A neighbor reported the burglary, and Minor and his…
  • Jul 26

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)

    People v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2016)
    This opinion has been a long time coming.It may also be one of, if not the, most important opinions of the month.At issue is whether it's permissible for a district attorney to "blanket paper" a judge that has made adverse rulings against…
  • Jul 21

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)

    Martin v. Yasuda (9th Cir. - July 21, 2016)
    The Ninth Circuit concludes today that the defendant waived its right to arbitrate.  And it's exactly right.  This is, indeed, a pretty classic -- and easy -- example of how to waive your rights.It'd almost be enough itself to…
Rank this Week: 130

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
Rank this Week: 123

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 27

    Aucoin, "Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics, and Justice in the New South"

    Aucoin, "Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics, and Justice in the New South"
    New from the University of Alabama Press: Thomas Goode Jones: Race, Politics, and Justice in the New South, by Brent Aucoin (Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary). A description from the Press:This first comprehensive biography of Thomas…
  • Jul 27

    William Nelson Foundation Grant

    William Nelson Foundation Grant
    American legal historians have long been indebted to the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation for supporting their work through a series of prizes and fellowships awarded in consultation with the American Society for Legal History.  These…
  • Jul 27

    Meares on Policing and Its Reform

    Meares on Policing and Its Reform
    On July 11, Tracey L. Meares, Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale University, delivered the 12th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States at the Chautauqua Institution.  According to an…
Rank this Week: 140

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 160

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair

    Re Connecting the dots: Why I continue to despair
    The new issue of The Nation, a magazine to which I've subscribed for at least 35 years (and have published in over many of those years) has a "special convention issue" with the overall title, on the cover, "We Still Need a Future to Believe…
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Jul 27

    No Conditional Admissions In Minnesota Bar Discipline; Attorney Sanctioned For Fee Sharing And Knifing Former Miss South Dakota's Boyfriend

    No Conditional Admissions In Minnesota Bar Discipline; Attorney Sanctioned For Fee Sharing And Knifing Former Miss South Dakota's Boyfriend
    The Minnesota Supreme Court imposed an indefinite suspension with no right to reapply for five years on charges alleging two counts of misconduct: (1) an improper referral and fee-sharing arrangement and (2) a first-degree assault conviction.…
  • Jul 27

    A Letter To A Debtor

    A Letter To A Debtor
    The United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit agreed with the district court that a lawyer's letter to a debtor did not create a cause of action. The court rejected the claim that the letter was...
  • Jul 27

    Attorney Consents To Disbarment For Threatening To Shoot His Son

    Attorney Consents To Disbarment For Threatening To Shoot His Son
    An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment as a consequence of a felony conviction On March 19, 2015, an amended information was filed in the Circuit Court of Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, charging Movant with one…
Rank this Week: 194

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 27

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian

    Cuban exiles broke into the Watergate for Nixon, but Trump outsources his political espionage to the Russian
    Foreign nationals are prohibited from contributing to US political campaigns, but US candidates apparently can openly encourage foreigners – and foreign governments- to hack opponents’ computers:…
  • Jul 24

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time

    "The Ethicist" Gets It Wrong in the New York Time
    [Cross-posted on The Faculty Lounge] The “Ethicist” column in the New York Times Magazine was originated by a humorist, but it has lately been written by Kwame Anthony Appiah, a highly regarded philosophy professor at New York…
  • Jul 21

    Alschuler on Easterbrook

    Alschuler on Easterbrook
    Former University of Chicago law professor Al Alschuler has just published an explosive article about Judge Frank Easterbrook. Posted on the website of the Valparaiso Law Review, the article is titled "How Frank Easterbrook Kept George Ryan…
Rank this Week: 190

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 27

    The iPhone 4, the Juvenile and Restitution

    The iPhone 4, the Juvenile and Restitution
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland:  In re Raymond C., 2016 WL 3856139 (2016).  The caption of the case differs from the “State v. ____” or “U.S. v. ____”  type…
  • Jul 25

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada:  U.S. v. Kane, 2016 WL 1411353 (2016).  The judge begins her opinion by explaining how, and why, the prosecution arose:On January 19, 2011, Kane…
  • Jul 22

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Hirschman, 2016 WL 3675617 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[a]cting as a self-described `Internet troll,’ defendant posted an…
Rank this Week: 220

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 27

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)

    Trump, the Salem Witch Trials, and Alternative Universes (Guest Post by William Hausdorff)
    {Note from Michael Dorf: On Verdict, I have a new column analyzing the difference between "law and order" as used by the likes of Donald Trump and the "rule of law." This guest post by William Hausdorff seems an appropriate companion…
  • Jul 26

    Life Plan, Subject of a Life, or Sentience: Competing Criteria for Moral Consideration

    Life Plan, Subject of a Life, or Sentience: Competing Criteria for Moral Consideration
    by Michael DorfLast week, Sherry Colb and I were guests on the radio show Main Street Vegan, hosted by Victoria Moran. The episode is now available as a podcast. The interview covered various of the subjects we address in our book Beating…
  • Jul 25

    Cruz, Trump, Betrayal, and Contract Law

    Cruz, Trump, Betrayal, and Contract Law
    by Neil H. BuchananAnyone who was looking for a change of "tone" (or something like that) after the Republican convention was quickly disabused of the idea that anything can change in the world of Donald Trump.  The legitimacy conferred…
Rank this Week: 238

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: 212

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 26

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law

    Trump’s Law and Order Versus the Rule of Law
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf explains the difference between “law and order,” a term Donald Trump uses to describe his approach to governance, and “rule of law,” a principle that those in positions…
  • Jul 25

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016”: A Sign of the Time

    Chevron Deference and the Proposed “Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016”: A Sign of the Time
    Illinois Law dean and professor Vikram David Amar comments on the Separation of Powers Restoration Act of 2016, a bill that, if passed, would undo the U.S. Supreme Court’s ruling in Chevron U.S.A. v. Natural Resources Defense Council.…
  • Jul 24

    The Demographic Both Party Platforms Missed: Child Sex Abuse Victim

    The Demographic Both Party Platforms Missed: Child Sex Abuse Victim
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton discusses how the Republican and Democratic platforms deal with child sex abuse. Hamilton reveals that both parties fail to provide adequate support for child sex abuse victims.
Rank this Week: 247

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: 232

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 217

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 27

    Political Campaigns and Cybersecurity Risk

    Political Campaigns and Cybersecurity Risk
    Long before recent reports on the (very probable) Russian intelligence-led hack of the Democratic National Committee and public exposure of internal emails, political campaigns were already faced with cybersecurity threats. This post offers…
  • Jul 27

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    American intelligence agencies have reached a consensus of “high confidence” that Russia was in fact behind the hacking of 20,000 DNC emails, according to The New York Times. The hack could have been part of “routine…
  • Jul 27

    Rep. Schiff, Sen. Feinstein Call For Response if Russia Behind DNC Hack

    Rep. Schiff, Sen. Feinstein Call For Response if Russia Behind DNC Hack
    Rep. Adam Schiff and Dianne Feinstein have released the following statement regarding the hack of the DNC and subsequent document leak: Urge Administration to Release Intelligence Related to Attack Washington, DC – Today, Rep. Adam…
Rank this Week: 338

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 27

    Polls: looking back at 2012

    Polls: looking back at 2012
    As long as it's "polling day" at the blog, this item from Nate Silver when he was still part of NYT is worth revisiting--it compares polls the three weeks before the 2012 election with the actual results. An excerpt (with...
  • Jul 27

    Also counting against Dopey Donald Chump is that two-thirds of the growth in the electorate...

    Also counting against Dopey Donald Chump is that two-thirds of the growth in the electorate...
    ...comes from the groups who hate the Chump: There are 10.7 million more eligible voters today than there were in 2012. More than two-thirds of net growth in the U.S. electorate during this time has come from racial and ethnic...
  • Jul 27

    More on polling outfits, and why they differ right now about Clinton's prospect

    More on polling outfits, and why they differ right now about Clinton's prospect
    From PEC and the NYT. Nate Silver, as we noted awhile ago, is not as reliable as he was in 2012. My theory is that, having ditched the New York Times, and ventured out on his own, he is now...
Rank this Week: 256

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 27

    Fiduciary Duty Waiver in Delaware Alternative Entitie

    Fiduciary Duty Waiver in Delaware Alternative Entitie
    Just in case you haven't gotten the message yet: Delaware law means fiduciary duty freedom of contract for alternative entities. In May 2016, the Delaware Chancery Court upheld a waiver of fiduciary duties in a master limited partnership. In…
  • Jul 26

    Slow Down on the Reverse Veil Piercing of LLCs (Which Are STILL Not Corporations)

    Slow Down on the Reverse Veil Piercing of LLCs (Which Are STILL Not Corporations)
    Anyone who reads this blog knows that I have issues related to the distinction between LLCs (limited liability companies) and corporations. In some instances, it is a subtle, likely careless mistake. Other cases seem to be trolling me. Today,…
  • Jul 25

    Direct v. Derivative under the Tennessee Business Corporation Act

    Direct v. Derivative under the Tennessee Business Corporation Act
    In a recent decision of the Tennessee Supreme Court, Keller v. Estate of Edward Stephen McRedmond, Tennessee adopted Delaware's direct-versus-derivative litigation analysis from Tooley v. Donaldson, Lufkin, & Jenrette, Inc., 845 A.2d 1031…
Rank this Week: 302

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 26

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion

    Kuo and Means on Collective Coercion
    My wonderful South Carolina colleagues Susan Kuo and Ben Means have just posted their article Collective Coercion on SSRN, which will appear in the Boston College Law Review. The discussion of Friedrichs may be the most relevant part of…
  • Jul 25

    O'Brien on Whether Class-Action Waivers Violate the NLRA

    O'Brien on Whether Class-Action Waivers Violate the NLRA
    Christine O'Brien (Boston College - Management) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 19 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. ___) Will the Supreme Court Agree with the NLRB that Pre-Dispute Employment Arbitration Provisions Containing Class and…
  • Jul 23

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System
    Congratulations to Suja Thomas (Illinois) on the publication of her new book, The Missing American Jury (Cambridge 2016). This is an important work from a leading scholar in the area. As we are all well aware, very few employment cases...
Rank this Week: 283

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 21

    Even Law Professors Need to Laugh

    Even Law Professors Need to Laugh
    For a break from polishing your article or prepping for fall classes (assuming you’re through watching political convention coverage), try viewing the original Australian version of Rake. This series features Richard Roxburgh…
  • Jul 18

    Finding Meaning

    Finding Meaning
    As national and international events continue to develop in uncertain and unsettling ways, educating the next generation of lawyers continues to be obviously and critically important. What should our laws be, how are…
  • Jul 15

    The Campaign for Full Citizenship for All Full-Time Law Faculty

    The Campaign for Full Citizenship for All Full-Time Law Faculty
    I’ve just returned from the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference held in Portland, Oregon.  With hundreds of attendees presenting on a variety of topics in workshops, panel discussions, coffee sessions, and a…
Rank this Week: 266

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jun 7

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016

    Commencement Address, Phillips Academy 2016
    Commencement Address Phillips Academy, Andover June 5, 2016 John Palfrey Welcome, everyone – trustees, faculty, and staff; faculty Emeriti; alumni, families, friends, and – most of all – our beloved students.  Thank you…
  • May 19

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library

    Search for a President of the Boston Public Library
    Since September of 2015, we’ve been in the midst of a search to find a new President of the Boston Public Library.  The BPL is an amazing institution on many levels.  Part of the greatness of the BPL derives from ……
  • May 4

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy

    All School Meeting Address, May 4, 2016, Phillips Academy
    All School Meeting Address (Excerpt) May 4, 2016 John Palfrey, Phillips Academy […] I was in North Carolina recently, at Duke, and I talked with a recent graduate from the class of 2014. He just loved Andover and told me ……
Rank this Week: 346

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment

    Reproducibility of Social Science Experiment
    Ian Sample, Study delivers bleak verdict on validity of psychology experiment results The Guardian (August 27, 2015) &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
  • Aug 26

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial

    Racial Profiiling & Gangsta Rap as Evidence in Criminal Investigations & Trial
    Wishful thinking pervades discussions of the evidentiary use of both racial profiling and "gangsta rap" in criminal investigations and trials. Compare, e.g., Holmes v. State,  306 P.3d 415  (2013) (gangsta rap lyrics held…
  • Aug 13

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the…

    "As [Peter Tillers] explains, among the reasons character evidence is excluded is that such evidence 'violates a social commitment to the thesis that each person remains mentally free and autonomous at every point in [his] life.'" Andrew…
Rank this Week: 353

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Santa Clara Law Blogs

Includes student, announcement and faculty blogs.

http://law.scu.edu/blog/
  • Feb 5

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?

    Alex Rodriguez: Is The Most Hated Man in Baseball Devoid of Ethics?
    Has beleaguered New York Yankee Alex Rodriguez finally run out of people and groups to alienate? According to Rodriguez, he’s been mistreated by Major League Baseball, the New York Yankees and the Major League Baseball Players…
  • Feb 4

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction

    NCIP Attorney Featured in Story Questioning Shaken Baby Conviction
    NCIP attorney Paige Kaneb was featured in a KPIX story about the questions being raised surrounding convictions based on shaken baby syndrome. The piece examines the tragic story of Kristian Aspelin, who was wrongly accused of child abuse…
  • Feb 4

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)

    New Judicial Clerkships Available (Feb. 4, 2014)
    This is a list of clerkship positions recently added to OSCAR.  To see other recently added clerkships, follow the “Judicial Clerkship” tag to see other posts.  To see all available clerkship positions, please go to:…
Rank this Week: 284

Cairns Blog

Cairns Blog

Covers the First Amendment, democracy and design in the digital age. By New York Law School Professor Beth Simone Noveck and members of the First Amendment in the Digital Age Course at Stanford University.

http://cairns.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jun 19

    From Russia with Love

    From Russia with Love
    A few days ago I gave a presentation on “Solving Public Problems with Crowdsourcing” for 80 assembled governors of the Russian Federation outside of Moscow at an event on Contemporary Management Technologies. The presentation was…
  • Jun 5

    Wiki Style Government

    Wiki Style Government
    The Public Administration Select Committee of the UK Parliament issued a Report on Public Engagement in Policymaking calling for “wiki style” approaches to policymaking and creating greater engagement in the workings of…
  • Jun 3

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance

    “Groupy Once More”: J. Richard Hackman on Group Behavior and Performance
    This week family and friends of the late Richard Hackman, who passed away in January, gather in Cambridge, Massachusetts to celebrate his life and work. He devoted his career as a social and organizational psychologist to studying what makes…
Rank this Week: 268

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: 278

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 412

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 27

    Hiring Announcement: Queen's University

    Hiring Announcement: Queen's University
    From an email message which I received earlier today: The Faculty of Law at Queen’s University invites applications for one tenure‑stream appointment, to begin July 1, 2017. While the primary focus of this search is for a tenure-track…
  • Jul 27

    National Political Convention Trivia

    National Political Convention Trivia
    You know what we haven't had in these parts recently, if ever? An easy trivia question. So I thought I'd try one of these, which I think will be pretty obvious. I had thought that the practice of holding acceptance...
  • Jul 26

    Al Alschuler on Judge Easterbrook

    Al Alschuler on Judge Easterbrook
    In an article in the Valparaiso Law Review, reported here, here, and here, former University of Chicago professor Al Alschuler descibes “eight falsehoods” in Judge Easterbrook's opinion in the Illinois Gov. George Ryan case. Alschuler's…
Rank this Week: 444