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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/
  • Jun 23

    [Ilya Somin] More on Murr – a response to Rick Hill

    [Ilya Somin] More on Murr – a response to Rick Hill
    New York University law Professor Roderick Hills has posted a thoughtful response to my post criticizing the Supreme Court’s just-issued decision in Murr v. Wisconsin. Rick makes two interesting arguments. Neither persuades me that Murr…
  • Jun 23

    [Sam Bray] Translating Genesi

    [Sam Bray] Translating Genesi
    Last year I published an article on the phrases “necessary and proper” and “cruel and unusual.” I argued that both phrases are best seen as instances of the figure of speech hendiadys. Hendiadys is the use of two…
  • Jun 23

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Should regulatory takings doctrine be reconsidered from the ground up?

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Should regulatory takings doctrine be reconsidered from the ground up?
    Justice Clarence Thomas is well known for writing separate opinions highlighting the gap between the Supreme Court’s contemporary jurisprudence in a given area and the original constitutional understanding or original public meaning of…
Rank this Week: 7

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 23

    It Has to be Asked

    It Has to be Asked
    I’ve thought all along that the real Trump scandal would be financial rather than electoral — Kushner or someone going to the Russians for bailout money to rescue bad investments such as the 666 5th Ave. building. …
  • Jun 23

    Bow Ties are In Again

    Bow Ties are In Again
    “This year’s draft broke the record for the most freshmen chosen, but the real record might have been for the most bow ties worn by draftees.” – NYT, Bow Ties and Statement Sneakers at the N.B.A. Draft As someone who,…
  • Jun 22

    Monster Mashup

    Monster Mashup
    I’m guessing that most of the readers of this blog won’t care, and some others won’t agree, but I think it’s a shame that this piece of mashup brilliance by the Kleptones has only had fewer than 62000 views on ……
Rank this Week: 9

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: 17

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/
Rank this Week: 26

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/
  • Jun 23

    Epstein on Moral Theory and Capitalism

    Epstein on Moral Theory and Capitalism
    Richard A. Epstein (New York University School of Law) has posted Smart Consequentialism: Kantian Moral Theory and the (Qualified) Defense of Capitalism on SSRN. Here is the abstract:\ Moral philosophers have often grappled with defining…
  • Jun 23

    Pearl on Climate Change, Predictive Failure, & Narrative

    Pearl on Climate Change, Predictive Failure, & Narrative
    M. Alexander Pearl (Texas Tech University School of Law) has posted The (Next) Big Short: Prediction, Narrative, and Law in the Climate Crisis on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Subprime Mortgage Crisis was a predictive failure that involved…
  • Jun 23

    Berman on Alexander on Principle

    Berman on Alexander on Principle
    Mitchell N. Berman (University of Pennsylvania Law School) has posted For Legal Principles on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Most legal thinkers believe that legal rules and legal principles are meaningfully distinguished. Many jurists may have…
Rank this Week: 32

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/
  • Jun 23

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel

    Miller on The Law of Time Travel
    Akiva A. Miller has posted The Law of Time Travel on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Even as time machines remain as fictional as ever, time-travel stories hold important lessons for legal reasoning. Starting from the ancient paradigms of…
  • Jun 23

    Goodmark on Decriminalizing Domestic Violence

    Goodmark on Decriminalizing Domestic Violence
    Leigh Goodmark (University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law) has posted Should Domestic Violence Be Decriminalized? (40 Harvard Journal of Law and Gender 53 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In 1984, the United States started…
  • Jun 23

    Opinion finding prejudice from improper immigration advice leading to guilty plea

    Opinion finding prejudice from improper immigration advice leading to guilty plea
    The Chief Justice delivered the opinion of the Court in Jae Lee v. United States. Justice Thomas filed a dissenting opinion, in part of which Justice Alito joined. Justice Gorsuch did not participate.
Rank this Week: 52

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 47

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report

    Copyright Office issues 1201 report
    Available here.  It's a lot to go through, but on first inspection they seem to be trying to address persistent problems, though in the main not by accepting the advice that participants had for them (like scheduling 1201 exemption…
  • Jun 21

    Slightly cooler take on Tam

    Slightly cooler take on Tam
    I will have some more thoughts in Tam in a forthcoming amicus brief arguing that dilution is unconstitutional.  I think this was about the least harmful affirmance the Court could have written, though for precisely that reason it leaves…
  • Jun 19

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action

    Court approves conjoint analysis to determine damages in consumer class action
    Morales v. Kraft Foods Group, Inc., 2017 WL 2598556, No. CV14-04387 (C.D. Cal. Jun. 9, 2017)Plaintiffs alleged that they were misled by Kraft’s use of the term “natural cheese” on its “Natural Cheese Fat Free Shredded…
Rank this Week: 53

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jun 23

    Immigration is One of the "Fastest Growing Skills Online"

    Immigration is One of the "Fastest Growing Skills Online"
    The next time your dean asks you to justify offering immigration law or running an immigration clinic, you just might find some backup from this data from Bloomberg: Experts on immigration law saw the demand for their labor soar eight-fold...
  • Jun 23

    Brutal Assault of Lao American Man by Minnesota Police

    Brutal Assault of Lao American Man by Minnesota Police
    From Southeast Asian Resource Action Center: SEARAC condemns the brutal assault of Anthony Promvongsa, a Lao American man from Worthington, MN, at the hands of area police. The incident occurred almost a year ago on July 28, 2016, but the...
  • Jun 23

    Three-fourths of Foreign Students from Asia

    Three-fourths of Foreign Students from Asia
    From USCIS High resolution infographics available for download at https://www.dvidshub.net/unit/ICE. WASHINGTON — There are 1.18 million international students with F (academic) or M (vocational) status studying at 8,774 schools in the…
Rank this Week: 60

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 62

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jun 23

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup
    This week, David Gamage (Indiana) reviews a new article by Ari Glogower (Ohio State), Taxing Capital Appreciation, Tax Law Review, Vol. 70, No. 1, 2016. Income and wealth inequality have been rising as issues of national concern. One would…
  • Jun 23

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Axios, Average Yearly Income of Top 1% in America: $1.3 Million Bloomberg, Ryan Gives Tax-Overhaul Pep Talk Amid Growing Doubts in GOP Bloomberg, Ryan Says Tax Overhaul Must Happen in 2017 to Rebuild Economy Cato Institute, Three Lessons from…
  • Jun 23

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, Law Firms Should Not Own Law Schools Renee Nicole Allen (Tennessee) & Alicia Jackson (Florida A & M), Contemporary Teaching Strategies: Effectively Engaging Millennials Across the Curriculum Robert C. Blitt (Tennessee)…
Rank this Week: 83

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear

    Beckman v. Chicago Bear
    Russell Beckman is a Green Bay Packers fan who holds season tickets with the Chicago Bears only so he can attend the Bears-Packers game. Season-ticket holders earn points allowing them to purchase "experiences," including going onto the field…
  • May 25

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law

    DePaul Law Review Publishes Three Articles In Symposium Edition On Fantasy Sports And The Law
    Last week, DePaul Law Review released its Volume 66 edition, which includes three articles from its 2016 symposium on fantasy sports and the law.(1) I wrote the lead article, entitled  "From 'Too Small to Notice' to 'Too Big to Fail' -…
  • May 16

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute

    Hope to see you at the 2017 Oregon Law Summer Sports Institute
    Looking to study sports law this summer?You might be interested to know that I’ll be teaching again this July at the University of Oregon’s annual Summer Sports Institute. This is a five-week, six-credit program that brings…
Rank this Week: 93

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 25

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma

    After police kill: DA Gascón’s dilemma
    Franklin Zimring quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, April 25, 2017 “A police chief’s priority shouldn’t be just the protection of his officers but the preservation of civilian lives,” Zimring said. “Of the 10…
  • Apr 22

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration

    Thousands in Bay Area take part in March for Science against Trump administration
    Claudia Polsky quoted by The Mercury News, April 22, 2017 At a Walnut Creek rally attended by 1,500 people, Claudia Polsky, director of the UC Berkeley School of Law’s environmental law clinic, told the crowd, “Facts do not speak…
  • Apr 21

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office

    UC Berkeley scholars track Pres. Trump’s first 100 days in office
    Melissa Murray quoted by ABC 7 News, April 21, 2017 “What you are seeing right now, this sort of legislating by executive order, it’s probably not the most effective means, but it is what you’ve seen going on in the first…
Rank this Week: 87

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    In Mosque's Factional Dispute, Ohio Court Orders Dissolution and Reincorporation

    In Mosque's Factional Dispute, Ohio Court Orders Dissolution and Reincorporation
    In State of Ohio ex. rel. DeWine v. Omar Ibn El Khattab Mosque, Inc., (OH App., June 22, 2017), an Ohio appeals court exercising its original jurisdiction in quo warranto actions granted the state attorney general a writ…
  • Jun 23

    Court Temporarily Halts Deportation of 100 Iraqi Chaldeans and Minority Muslim

    Court Temporarily Halts Deportation of 100 Iraqi Chaldeans and Minority Muslim
    A Michigan federal district court yesterday issued a 14-day stay of the immediate deportation of over 100 Iraqi nationals who were arrested in immigration raids earlier this month.  Many of those arrested were Chaldeans. (See prior…
  • Jun 23

    10th Circuit: Qualified Immunity Protects Officer Who Told Suspect To Stop Praying

    10th Circuit: Qualified Immunity Protects Officer Who Told Suspect To Stop Praying
    In Sause v. Bauer, (10th Cir., June 20, 2017), the U.S. 10th Circuit Court of appeal dismissed on qualified immunity grounds a suit for damages alleging that police who were investigating a noise complaint violated plaintiff's 1st…
Rank this Week: 113

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/
  • Jun 23

    New Rules for SIGINT Collection in Germany: A Look at the Recent Reform

    New Rules for SIGINT Collection in Germany: A Look at the Recent Reform
    Those following the Section 702 reauthorization debate may be interested in Germany’s recent intelligence reforms. One aspect of particular interest—which I also focus on in a new paper—is new limits on the collection…
  • Jun 23

    Water Wars: The South China Sea Security Dialogue That Wasn’t

    Water Wars: The South China Sea Security Dialogue That Wasn’t
    U.S. and Chinese Officials Meet for Inaugural High-Level U.S.-China Diplomatic and Security Dialogue, But South China Sea Issues Feature Less Prominently Than Anticipated American and Chinese Officials Meet at the U.S.-China Diplomatic and…
  • Jun 23

    The 18 FISA Court Opinions on Section 702: Summarie

    The 18 FISA Court Opinions on Section 702: Summarie
    Pursuant to a FOIA request from the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF), the FISA Court has released 18 redacted opinions regarding FISA Section 702. The opinions primarily concern the authorization of proposed targeting and minimization…
Rank this Week: 120

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 116

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jun 23

    Coming of Age in Aging America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You

    Coming of Age in Aging America: Coming Soon to a Channel Near You
    Are you aware of the Coming of Age in Aging America Project, a "one hour documentary distributed by American Public Television [that] asks … 'What will it mean for us all to grow up, live and age in a society...
  • Jun 22

    ACTEC Engagement Letter

    ACTEC Engagement Letter
    We previously let you know that ACTEC has released the 5th edition of its Commentaries to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. Now ACTEC has released a new edition of their engagement letters. Engagement Letters A Guide for Practitioners…
  • Jun 21

    Veteran's Family Caregiver Support

    Veteran's Family Caregiver Support
    According to a recent article in the Washington Post, not all family caregivers of vets are treated equally. Law makes VA treat some family caregivers better than others explains that for "veterans injured on duty, Uncle Sam pays more…
Rank this Week: 122

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 16

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking
    Revived from the dead so I can cross post this with my Facebook page:Tyler Cowen offers his ranking of Shakespeare plays.  I take the bait.  Not quite a ranking; there are a number of plays that I think are really interesting but…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

    Guest Contributor
    Change but a few words and one has a very contemporary document, settingand cycle:"Thirteen years ago we National Socialists were mocked and derided—todayour opponents’ laughter has turned to tears! A faithful community of…
  • Nov 12

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 101

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 23

    Article on Choosing Marriage

    Article on Choosing Marriage
    Kaiponanea T. Matsumura recently published an Article entitled, Choosing Marriage, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Questions about the choice to marry have dominated the public…
  • Jun 23

    Five Ways to Bulletproof Your Estate Plan

    Five Ways to Bulletproof Your Estate Plan
    Estate planning involves more than simply drafting a will. It is a comprehensive strategy that has many facets. Competent estate planners can help protect you and your loved ones during retirement, set up plans in case of incapacity, help…
  • Jun 23

    CLE on 14th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trust

    CLE on 14th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trust
    University of Texas at Austin School of Law is holding a CLE entitled, 14th Annual Changes and Trends Affecting Special Needs Trusts, which will take place February 15-16, 2018, at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in Austin, Texas. Provided…
Rank this Week: 150

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jun 23

    Women, accustomed to the International Court of Justice

    Women, accustomed to the International Court of Justice
    HAGUE –  A briefing at the International Court of Justice was part of today’s Hague leg of the Global Governance Summer School that we at the University of Georgia School of Law Dean Rusk International Law Center are…
  • Jun 20

    UN Women and Promundo’s “Understanding Masculinities”: A Shift From Fact-Based to Social Construction-Based Analyses of Gender Issues?

    UN Women and Promundo’s “Understanding Masculinities”: A Shift From Fact-Based to Social Construction-Based Analyses of Gender Issues?
    UN Women and Promundo recently published “Understanding Masculinities,” the nearly-300 paged result of the International Men and Gender Equality Study (IMAGES) conducted in the Middle East and North Africa, conducted in Egypt,…
  • Jun 19

    Work On! ICCT Advanced Summer Programme

    Work On! ICCT Advanced Summer Programme
    Work On! is an occasional item about workshops, roundtables, and other fora that do not necessarily include publication: ► [insert media here: aligned right, a thumbnail-sized logo of the sponsoring organization, if available] The…
Rank this Week: 168

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/
  • Jun 23

    Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties – Ohio State University Moritz College of Law

    Williams Chair in Civil Rights & Civil Liberties – Ohio State University Moritz College of Law
    The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law seeks an established teacher and scholar to serve as the Gregory H. Williams Chair in Civil Rights and Civil Liberties. The successful candidate will demonstrate excellence in scholarship and a…
  • Jun 22

    CFP: Special Jurisdictions Within And Outside the United State

    CFP: Special Jurisdictions Within And Outside the United State
    This just in: Chapman Law Review Symposium 2018: Special Jurisdictions Within and Outside the United States Countries across the world have sought to encourage growth by creating Special Economic Zones (SEZs) that operate under different…
  • Jun 21

    Transportable Originalism

    Transportable Originalism
    The Environmental Protection Agency has long been a bete noire of movement conservatives. The story of "The Other Rights Revolution," the title of Jefferson Decker's important new study of conservative public interest litigation…
Rank this Week: 153

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/
  • Jun 23

    Focus Group Experience

    Focus Group Experience
    Recently, I participated in a focus group on running shoes for Brooks. A few years ago, I did something similar for New Balance. Brooks paid each participant $100 for 90 minutes. The group was well-facilitated, and the group members stayed...
  • Jun 22

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (June 22, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (June 22, 2017)
    "The regulatory impulse of the earlier corporations statutes ... simply moved to federal law" https://t.co/uIddhM1C0N #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 17, 2017 "Delaware Supreme Court’s attitudes towards recurring…
  • Jun 21

    Is This the End of Uber's PR Nightmare?

    Is This the End of Uber's PR Nightmare?
    Yesterday, during a conversation with a law student about whether corporate social responsibility is a mere marketing ploy to fool consumers, the student described her conflict with using Uber. She didn’t like what she had read in the news…
Rank this Week: 165

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    The Lawyers Briefly Seize Control of POTUS Twitter

    The Lawyers Briefly Seize Control of POTUS Twitter
    Today part of the news is that the President does not, in fact, have recordings of his conversations with former FBI Director Comey.  The President's Twitter account (in two tweets) explained:"With all of the recently reported electronic…
  • Jun 21

    Who are the Statesmen of Constitutional Law?

    Who are the Statesmen of Constitutional Law?
    Just noticing:Chief Justice Roberts, in NFIB v. Sebelius, wrote that a (putative) rule of constitutional doctrine, namely the action/omission distinction in the context of the commerce power, is sensible in light of the fact that the Framers…
  • Jun 20

    Health Care and Reconciliation

    Health Care and Reconciliation
         Last December, I wrote about how the strange world of congressional procedure, and particularly budget reconciliation, was likely to shape the agendas of Speaker Ryan, Majority Leader McConnell, and President…
Rank this Week: 142

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 205

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/
  • Jun 22

    Effron on Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion

    Effron on Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion
    I have posted my newest article, "Ousted: The New Dynamics of Privatized Procedure and Judicial Discretion" to SSRN. In litigation days of old, American courts jealously guarded their procedural powers through the doctrine of…
  • Jun 22

    Leong on Mika on Gender Disparity of Supreme Court Advocate

    Leong on Mika on Gender Disparity of Supreme Court Advocate
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Nancy Leong’s essay, On Gender Disparity and Dialogue. Nancy review’s Jennifer Mika’s recent article, The Noteworthy Absence of Women Advocates at the United States Supreme Court, 25 Amer. U.…
  • Jun 20

    SCOTUS Decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi

    SCOTUS Decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi
    Yesterday the Supreme Court issued its decision in Ziglar v. Abbasi, covered earlier here and here. By a 4-2 vote, the Court reversed the Second Circuit and ordered the dismissal of most of the plaintiffs’ claims that they were subjected...
Rank this Week: 173

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 20

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale

    Bainbridge & Henderson on Limited Liability on Sale
    It's on sale for about 1/3 off! [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 19

    Free speech victory

    Free speech victory
    In Lee v Tam, SCOTUS affirms and holds that disparagement provision of the trademark laws is unconstitutional. — SCOTUSblog (@SCOTUSblog) June 19, 2017 An unusually clear refutation from SCOTUS of... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jun 19

    Some thoughts on present discontent

    Some thoughts on present discontent
    It's kind of a depressing time, isn't it. There's no obvious end game for all the legal wrangling in DC that would be acceptable to a majority of the country. Any outcome that would make liberals... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 211

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 13

    Summer

    Summer
    Blogging will be light--perhaps nonexistent--for the next several weeks. Enjoy summer!
  • Jun 12

    Goudkamp's Introduction to Tort Law Defence

    Goudkamp's Introduction to Tort Law Defence
    James Goudkamp has posted to SSRN the Introduction to his book Tort Law Defences. The abstract provides: The law of torts recognises many defences to liability. While some of these defences have been explored in detail, scant attention has…
  • Jun 9

    FL: Supreme Court Strikes Down Med Mal Cap

    FL: Supreme Court Strikes Down Med Mal Cap
    Yesterday, on equal protection grounds, a sharply divided Florida Supreme Court struck down a 2003 cap on non-economic damages in medical malpractice cases: “We conclude that the caps on noneconomic damages … arbitrarily reduce damage…
Rank this Week: 204

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 241

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 23

    Redistricting and Blue Citie

    Redistricting and Blue Citie
    by Neil H. BuchananCan anything be done to make congressional and state legislative races more competitive?  The Supreme Court has taken on a case from Wisconsin that could meaningfully limit partisan gerrymandering.  Depending on…
  • Jun 22

    The Slants, Government Speech, and Elane Photography

    The Slants, Government Speech, and Elane Photography
    by Michael DorfThe most important immediate impact of Monday's SCOTUS ruling in Matal v. Tam is that the Washington Redskins will be able to enjoy registered trademark protection, notwithstanding the offensiveness of their name. In…
  • Jun 21

    The Case for Driverless Cars Just Became A Bit Easier to Make

    The Case for Driverless Cars Just Became A Bit Easier to Make
    by Neil H. BuchananMany people feel uncomfortable with the notion of driverless cars, and I certainly understand why.  How weird would it be to sit in a vehicle alone (not even with a humanoid robot in a driver's seat) and have that…
Rank this Week: 261

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/
  • Jun 22

    Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct

    Ohio Revokes Admission For Application Misconduct
    The Ohio Supreme Court revoked admission based on conduct that the applicant failed to disclose. Michael Alexander Callam, of Macedonia, Ohio, Attorney Registration No. 0092109, was admitted to the practice of law in Ohio on November 17,…
  • Jun 22

    No Misconduct Found In Unusual New Jersey Case

    No Misconduct Found In Unusual New Jersey Case
    The New Jersey Supreme Court agreed with a dissent from the censure recommendation of its Disciplinary Review Board and dismissed ethics charges against an attorney for conduct in the wake of a friend's suicide. The court concluded that the…
  • Jun 22

    "You're The Investigator, You Figure It Out"

    "You're The Investigator, You Figure It Out"
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has disbarred an attorney. The case involved a number of complaints Rule 8.4(c) provides that it is professional misconduct for a lawyer to engage in conduct involving dishonesty, fraud, deceit, or…
Rank this Week: 274

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/
  • Jun 23

    Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace

    Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace
    Congrats to Friends-of-blog Leora Eisenstadt and Deanna Geddes (Temple) who have a fascinating op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle on the troubles at Uber and the law's contribution to the creation of angry workers and unhealthy workplaces.…
  • Jun 23

    The Conservative Case for Union

    The Conservative Case for Union
    Jonathan Rauch has written The Conservative Case for Unions in the Atlantic. Congratulations to Matt Dimick (Buffalo) for a prominent mention, and for Rauch's discussion of Dimick's work on the Ghent System. Here's an excerpt from the…
  • Jun 22

    Biagi Conference Call for Paper

    Biagi Conference Call for Paper
    The Call for Papers of the sixteenth International Conference in commemoration of prof Marco Biagi has been opened. The conference will take place in Modena (Italy) on 19-21 March 2018, and will be entitled “Assessing Worker Performance in…
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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
  • Jun 23

    Bushrod Washington and Slavery

    Bushrod Washington and Slavery
    My research on what will be my next book continues.  An important part of the story will involve slavery. There is a delicious irony in the fact that Justice Washington, who owned slaves all of his life and inherited America’s most…
  • Jun 23

    Leopards and Their Spot

    Leopards and Their Spot
    My former colleague, Bill Bradford, is back in the news.  In 2005, he resigned from his position on our faculty, as summarized here. Two years ago he resigned his position as a lecturer at West Point, as summarized here. These scandals,…
  • Jun 20

    FAN 157.1 (First Amendment News) Music to their ears — The Slants win in SCOTUS: Commentaries, Podcasts & Interview

    FAN 157.1 (First Amendment News) Music to their ears — The Slants win in SCOTUS: Commentaries, Podcasts & Interview
    Music is the best way we know how to drive social change: it overcomes social barriers in a way that mob-mentality and fear-based political rhetoric never can — Simon Tam A major First Amendment victory — National ACLU The…
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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/
  • Jun 23

    A Half-Hearted Two Cheers for the Victory of Federalism over Property Rights in Murr v. Wisconsin

    A Half-Hearted Two Cheers for the Victory of Federalism over Property Rights in Murr v. Wisconsin
    Legal scholars like Ilya Somin who share my own libertarian inclinations are mourning the defeat of federally protected property rights in Murr v. Wisconsin. I am not ready to don black. While I agree with Ilya that there should be more…
  • Jun 23

    The exodus of high-band LSAT student

    The exodus of high-band LSAT student
    This is an extraordinary graph. It describes the big decline in applicants in the high band of LSAT scores. Of course, these are the students who would be admitted to top law schools and/or strong performing law schools with significant merit…
  • Jun 22

    The Nine Lives of Bivens (SCOTUS Symposium)

    The Nine Lives of Bivens (SCOTUS Symposium)
    In Ziglar v. Abbasi, the Court ruled against plaintiffs seeking relief from allegedly unconstitutional discrimination and abuse in the wake of 9/11. Perhaps the largest flashpoint in the case concerned the Court’s treatment of Bivens, a…
Rank this Week: 476

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 23

    Engstrom on Class Actions (x 2)

    Engstrom on Class Actions (x 2)
    David Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School, has posted two papers on the history of class actions.  The first, forthcoming in University of Pennsylvania Law Review 165 (2017), is Revolution of 1978 and the Puzzle of American Procedural…
  • Jun 23

    Priel on the Return of Legal Realism

    Priel on the Return of Legal Realism
    Dan Priel, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University has posted The Return of Legal Realism, which is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research, edited by Markus D. Dubber and Christopher Tomlins:The main goal of this…
  • Jun 23

    Landmark Cases in Land Law

    Landmark Cases in Land Law
    Several new volumes in Hart Publishing’s Landmark Cases series came out in 2016. Here’s the first: Landmark Cases in Land Law, edited by Nigel Gravells, University of Nottingham. From the press:Landmark Cases in Land Law is…
Rank this Week: 474

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 332

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/
Rank this Week: 448

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: 496

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 23

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case

    Law and Morality: Reflections on the Angela Cardinal Case
    What constrains lawyer conduct? I don’t mean in terms of positive law – i.e., the codes of conduct or the decisions of the court. I mean at its source – what is the bottom line restriction on a lawyer’s professional…
  • Jun 22

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice From National Self-Represented Litigants Project

    Fifth Bibliography on Access to Justice From National Self-Represented Litigants Project
    The National Self-Represented Litigants Project (NSRLP) has published Version 5 of its Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography. From the description on the NSRLP website: “Version 5 of the Access to Justice Annotated Bibliography…
  • Jun 22

    vLex Canada Open for Busine

    vLex Canada Open for Busine
    Well, the wait is over. Just in case you haven’t been watching, Maritime Law Book is now Compass and Compass introduced vLex Canada. There are some interesting and useful delighters with vLex Canada Open. Delighter #1 – No…
Rank this Week: 422

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/
  • Jun 22

    Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)

    Arias v. Raimondo (9th Cir. - June 22, 2017)
    If you're an attorney representing a defendant in an employment-related case, sometimes you find out -- and have good reason to find out -- that the plaintiff employee is an undocumented alien and hence not allowed to work, or remain, in the…
  • Jun 21

    Brewster v. Bick (9th Cir. - June 21, 2017)

    Brewster v. Bick (9th Cir. - June 21, 2017)
    I'm genuinely confused.I'm incredibly sympathetic with the result reached in today's opinion by Judge Kozinski.  It's absurd that Los Angeles has a law that allows the city to impound a vehicle for 30 days -- a minimum of 30 days --…
  • Jun 20

    Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios (9th Cir. - June 20, 2017)

    Jordan-Benel v. Universal City Studios (9th Cir. - June 20, 2017)
    Claims that someone stole your screenplay and wrote the same thing are often weak.  This one may be otherwise, at least if you believe what's in today's Ninth Circuit opinion.Here are the relevant facts:"Around January 2011, Jordan-Benel…
Rank this Week: 486

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 22

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence

    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying Evidence
    The Burglary, the Computer and Concealing or Destroying EvidenceThis post examines an opinion from the California Court of Appeal – Fourth District: People v. Pineda, 2017 WL 632823 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jun 21

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”

    “Surreptitiously Photographing or Videotaping a Person’s Clothed Anatomy”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts – Nantucket: Commonwealth v. Nascimento, 2017 WL 2467790 (2017). The Court begins the opinion by explaining that[w]e consider here whether Massachusetts General…
  • Jun 19

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule

    The Network Investigative Technique, the Search Warrant and the Exclusionary Rule
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas – Dallas Division: U.S. v. Pawlak, 2017 WL 661371 (2017). The District Court Judge who has the case began the opinion by explaining that[t]he…
Rank this Week: 481

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • May 29

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review
    Lawyers, here are two easy-to-use plugins for WordPress that publish your star rating and reviews from Avvo.com directly to your website. WiserBrand team activated it on my website FREE of charge. Please take a look! Avvo Reviews Avvo…
  • May 10

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage
    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes the recent conviction of Code Pink Protestor Desiree Fairooz after the media suggested she had been arrested merely for, “laughing at Jeff Sessions” during a Congressional…
  • Apr 27

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
Rank this Week: 330

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 2

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"

    Aaron Nielson, "The Past and Future of Deference: From Justice Scalia to Justice Gorsuch"
    With commentary by Professor Daniel Hemel Professor Nielson is a law professor at Brigham Young University and teaches/writes in the areas of administrative law, civil procedure, federal courts, and antitrust. Before joining the faculty,…
  • Apr 21

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)

    To POE or Not to POE: The Proper Evidentiary Standard for Campus Sexual Misconduct (A Debate)
    Featuring Professors Nancy Chi Cantalupo, Katharine Baker, Daniel Hemel, and Richard Epstein. Moderated by Professor Emily Buss. Presented by the Domestic and Sexual Violence Project, Defenders, Law Women's Caucus, Education and Child…
  • Mar 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
Rank this Week: 321

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

The Antitrust Hotch Potch

Offers critical comments on EC competition law and policy. By Professor Damien Geradin and Nicholas Petit.

http://professorgeradin.blogs.com/professor_geradins_weblog/
  • May 1

    CNN Interviews on the Google case

    CNN Interviews on the Google case
    I had my 10 minutes of fame a few days ago when I was interviewed twice on CNN: http://edition.cnn.com/videos/business/2015/04/15/wbt-intv-lake-geradin-google-eu-antitrust-charges.cnn…
  • Apr 7

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche

    Loyalty Rebates after Intel: Time for the European Court of Justice to Overrule Hoffman-La Roche
    My recent paper on the controversial Intel judgment of the CJEU can be found here. Abstract: In June 2014, the GCEU confirmed the Decision of the European Commission that condemned Intel for breaching Article 102 TFEU by adopting exclusive…
  • Mar 26

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry

    Commissioner Vestager proposing an e-commerce inquiry
    Competition: Commissioner Vestager announces proposal for e-commerce sector inquiry Brussels, 26 March 2015 The European Commissioner in charge of competition policy Margrethe Vestager announced today at a conference in Berlin a forthcoming…
Rank this Week: 497

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Federal Civil Practice Bulletin

Covers federal civil practice and procedure. By Washington & Lee University School of Law, Professor A. Benjamin Spencer.

http://federalcivilpracticebulletin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 408