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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/
  • Sep 20

    [Ilya Somin] Review of Atlas Shrugged, Part III

    [Ilya Somin] Review of Atlas Shrugged, Part III
    My wife and I recently saw Atlas Shrugged, Part III (AKA, Atlas Shrugged: Who is John Galt?), the third and final movie in the trilogy based on Ayn Rand’s famous novel. Unfortunately, it was so bad that there isn’t much point to…
  • Sep 20

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden fatigue is spreading abroad

    [Stewart Baker] Snowden fatigue is spreading abroad
    If you think Edward Snowden and Glenn Greenwald have stopped attacking NSA, you haven’t been following them closely enough. While American media have largely lost interest in Snowden and Greenwald, the pair continue to…
  • Sep 20

    [Eugene Volokh] A poem for Ezekiel Emanuel, from Rudyard Kipling

    [Eugene Volokh] A poem for Ezekiel Emanuel, from Rudyard Kipling
    Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of former Obama Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel and former Special Advisor for Health Policy to Peter Orszag, has an Atlantic article titled, “Why I Hope to Die at 75,” and subtitled, “An argument that…
Rank this Week: 9

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 17

    20 Years of VAWA

    20 Years of VAWA
    Twenty years ago, on September 13, 1994, President Clinton signed into law a bill that included the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Act afforded greater protections to victims, brought the issue out of the private sphere…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker
    New York Symposium on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities This Thursday, the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project, an initiative of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, will present a panel of…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29
    The American Society of International Law International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group and the Disability Rights Interest Group will be hosting a luncheon Panel Discussion on “The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia and…
Rank this Week: 12

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/
  • Sep 20

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts," Edited by Oberdiek

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts," Edited by Oberdiek
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts, edited by John Oberdiek. Here is a description: Contemporary philosophy and tort law have long enjoyed a happy union. Tort theory today is an exceptionally…
  • Sep 20

    Download of the Week: "Surprisingly Punitive Damages" by Huang

    Download of the Week: "Surprisingly Punitive Damages" by Huang
    Bert I. Huang (Columbia Law School) has posted Surprisingly Punitive Damages (Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Think first of the classic problem of redundant punitive damages: A defendant has caused a mass…
  • Sep 19

    Reiss on the Private Label Securities Market

    Reiss on the Private Label Securities Market
    David J. Reiss (Brooklyn Law School) has posted The Future of the Private Label Securities Market on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Setting Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac’s guarantee fee rates can have a large impact on the housing market....
Rank this Week: 14

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Sep 21

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting

    ABA Tax Section Fall CLE Meeting
    The ABA Tax Section concludes its three-day Joint Fall CLE Meeting with the ABA Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Section today in Denver. The full program is here. Tax Profs with speaking roles include: Diversity: Anthony Infanti…
  • Sep 21

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads on SSRN, with a new paper debuting on the list at #5. The #1 paper is now #20 in all-time downloads among 10,321 tax papers: [2997 Downloads]…
  • Sep 21

    The IRS Scandal, Day 500

    The IRS Scandal, Day 500
    Wall Street Journal: Stonewall Koskinen: The IRS Commissioner Was Supposed to Clean Up the Mess. Instead, He's Running Interference, by Kimberley A. Strassel: Nine months have passed since President Obama installed John Koskinen as IRS…
Rank this Week: 17

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 24

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 21

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at…
  • Sep 21

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Sep 19

    Cyberbullying, Social Media Networks and Sentencing: The Alberta Court of Appeal Strikes a Hard Blow in R v Mackie

    Cyberbullying, Social Media Networks and Sentencing: The Alberta Court of Appeal Strikes a Hard Blow in R v Mackie
    How should the courts determine appropriate sentences for online predators who victimize vulnerable children through various forms of cyberbullying? This was the question put squarely to the Alberta Court of Appeal in R v Mackie 2014 ABCA…
Rank this Week: 30

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Sep 18

    Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy

    Videogame Technology and Personal Privacy
    Joe Newman & Joseph Jerome, Future of Privacy Forum, and Christopher Hazard, Hazardous Software, Inc., are publishing Press Start to Track?: Privacy and the New Questions Posed by Modern Videogame Technology in the American Intellectual…
  • Sep 17

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website

    ASA Bans "Lookalike" Government Website
    The UK's Advertising Standards Authority has banned several websites from operating after they deceived users into paying for government documents such as health cards, passports, and birth and death certificates. The websites, which used…
  • Sep 16

    Netflix and the European Market

    Netflix and the European Market
    From the Hollywood Reporter: a discussion of Netflix's European launch, and its importance for the company that specializes in streaming content.
Rank this Week: 37

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Sep 21

    Citation Counts for US Chambers Ranked US Antitrust Practitioners - DC Ranked Practitioner

    Citation Counts for US Chambers Ranked US Antitrust Practitioners - DC Ranked Practitioner
    A Chambers ranking suggests excellence in the field for antitrust (and other areas of practice). The skill set for Chambers inclusion is not necessarily the same as for being a "thought leader" in academic circles. Which Chambers…
  • Sep 20

    Guinter Kahn 1934-2014

    Guinter Kahn 1934-2014
    Guinter Kahn may be the most important doctor not to be known by name for those who are involved in the practice of antitrust law and economics around the world. He invented minoxidil - better known as Rogaine. Rogaine seems...
  • Sep 20

    International Antitrust, Competition and International Trade

    International Antitrust, Competition and International Trade
    Every once in a while scholars (mostly from developing countries) ask about books on antitrust and international trade. I recommend the following books: F.M. Scherer, Competition Policies for an Integrated World Economy (Integrating National…
Rank this Week: 40

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 43

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Williams v. Lemmon, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 129217 (SD IN, Sept. 16, 2014), an Indiana federal district court dismissed for failure to exhaust administrative remedies a Muslim inmate's complaint about a 30-day suspension of Jumah…
  • Sep 20

    State University Reaches Compromise With Football Team Members On Wearing Cross Decal

    State University Reaches Compromise With Football Team Members On Wearing Cross Decal
    Inquisitr reports that Arkansas State University officials have reached a compromise with member of the school's football team-- the Red Wolves-- who want to honor their recently murdered teammate and their recently deceased equipment…
  • Sep 20

    Oklahoma Trial Court Rejects Challenge To State Capitol Ten Commandment

    Oklahoma Trial Court Rejects Challenge To State Capitol Ten Commandment
    AP reports that an Oklahoma state trial court has dismissed an Establishment Clause challenge to a Ten Commandments monument on Oklahoma State Capitol grounds. The court in Prescott v. Capitol Preservation Commission, (OK Cnty Dist. Ct.,…
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Sep 18

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket

    Patrick Gudridge ALS Ice Bucket
    Patrick Gudridge is our Vice Dean and a really smart legal academic. //www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcV1hWfYKmM Several years ago I suggested we dress up the faculty in Halloween costumes, take a group photo, and publish it online with the caption…
  • Sep 9

    Business as Usual During Alteration

    Business as Usual During Alteration
    In order to debug some very odd behavior under the hood, I’ll be doing odd things to the site theme in the next day or two. While it may temporarily change the looks, it shouldn’t change the content.
  • Sep 8

    The Rumors Were True

    The Rumors Were True
    Donna Shalala will ‘step down’ as U.Miami President at the end of the school year. It is with gratitude and affection for the University that I share with you my decision to step down at the end of the 2014-2015 … Continue…
Rank this Week: 45

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 21

    Estate Planning with Smartphone

    Estate Planning with Smartphone
    With the release of the new iPhone 6, it is becoming more apparent that smartphones are relied upon to make lives a lot easier. From checking the weather to buying stock, there is almost nothing these phones cannot do. In...
  • Sep 21

    Estate’s Application of Fractional Ownership Discount Permitted by Fifth Circuit

    Estate’s Application of Fractional Ownership Discount Permitted by Fifth Circuit
    James A. Elkins Jr. and his three children co-owned a collection of artwork made up of 64 pieces of various influential and famous artists, such as Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock. After Elkins died, his estate applied a fractional…
  • Sep 21

    Article on The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Teaching of Trusts and Estate

    Article on The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Teaching of Trusts and Estate
    David M. English (Missouri), recently published an article entitled, The Impact of Uniform Laws on the Teaching of Trusts and Estates, 58 St. Louis U. L.J. 689 (2014). Provided below is the introduction of the article: Beginning in 1969…
Rank this Week: 49

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: 48

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
  • Aug 16

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 51

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 18

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test

    A takeover battle that may put tax inversions to the test
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, August 13, 2014 The unsolicited offer by the Cutrale Group and the Safra Group for Chiquita Brands International highlights the problems that tax inversions can create for American…
  • Sep 18

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power

    Arrested, detained: A guide to navigating China’s police power
    Stanley Lubman writes for The Wall Street Journal, August 12, 2014 Headlines about China are filled with reports of Chinese citizens—some well-known, some less so—who have been detained, arrested or indicted…. The array of…
  • Sep 18

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict

    Google, law profs join battle over $1.5B Marvell verdict
    Pamela Samuelson cited in Litigation Daily, August 12, 2014 Fifteen law professors reinforced that argument in an amicus brief of their own, also filed Monday…. The signatories include Mark Lemley of Stanford Law School and Pamela…
Rank this Week: 63

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Sep 14

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient

    A Former Abortion Doula Recounts Her Volunteer Work with Abortion Patient
    New York Magazine: My Year As an Abortion Doula, by Alex Ronan: Welcome to Ovaries Week — the Cut's exploration of the female reproductive system, in its many confusing, intense, sometimes challenging, sometimes funny, often surprising…
  • Sep 12

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion

    NYT Op-Ed Author Shares the Story of Her Abortion
    The New York Times op-ed: This Is What an Abortion Looks Like, by Merritt Tierce: I MET Wendy Davis, the Texas state senator and Democratic candidate for governor, for the first time last week, and I told her how much...
  • Sep 12

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion

    Missouri Republicans Override Veto to Enact 72-Hour Waiting Period for Abortion
    Kansas City Star - The Buzz blog: Missouri Republicans override Gov. Jay Nixon’s veto of 72-hour abortion waiting period, by Jason Hancock: Missouri Republicans made history late Wednesday night, turning to a rarely-used procedural move to…
Rank this Week: 66

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: 69

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/
  • Sep 19

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)

    Pope v. Babick (Cal. Ct. App. - Sept. 19, 2014)
    The good new for respondent Matthew Babick and his counsel is that they won at trial, and they win the appeal as well.  Congratulations.The bad news is that Justice Moore doesn't shy away from telling us what she things about Babick's…
  • Sep 18

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)

    U.S. v. Garcia (9th Cir. - Sept. 18, 2014)
    Maybe you hate a former housemate of yours.  Maybe for totally irrational reasons, maybe for good ones, whatever.  You don't like her.  Okay.Maybe you don't even want to hurt her.  Just scare her a little bit.…
  • Sep 17

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)

    The Depressing Ninth (9th Cir. - Sept. 17, 2014)
    You don't get a very good impression of the nature of mankind if you read today's published opinions from the Ninth Circuit.You've got one attorney who completely abandons a client who's been sentenced to life in prison and never even lets…
Rank this Week: 72

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: 78

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
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
  • Sep 12

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th

    The Official Launch of the Andover Institute October 17th
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:Andover Institute Launch: A Hub for Innovative Approaches to Teaching and Learning Please join us to celebrate the official launch of the Andover Institute on Friday, October 17, 2014. The program…
  • Aug 29

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning

    Join Us! Scholar in Connected Learning
    Originally posted on Andover Institute:As we continue to advance our Connected Learning efforts, we are seeking to hire an experienced math instructor who will support the development of online modules and work with us to explore…
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
  • Sep 20

    Scottish Referendum and Evolutionarily Fit Legal System

    Scottish Referendum and Evolutionarily Fit Legal System
    Some thoughts in the aftermath of the scottish referendum. Why do regions want to secede? To some extent, secession attempts imply a desire for different rules than the state provides. From the individual perspective, that of the individual…
  • Sep 19

    Interview on The Black Box Society

    Interview on The Black Box Society
    Balkinization just published an interview on my forthcoming book, The Black Box Society. Law profs may be interested in our dialogue on methodology—particularly, what the unique role of the legal scholar is in the midst of increasing…
  • Sep 17

    FAN 32.1 (First Amendment News) — Cato hosts panel on First Amendment: Strossen discusses McCutcheon & history of ACLU stance

    FAN 32.1 (First Amendment News) — Cato hosts panel on First Amendment: Strossen discusses McCutcheon & history of ACLU stance
    Many of us believe that [what] democracy is all about is that you vote for a candidate [and] you give money to a candidate because you want that person to share and be responsive to your concerns. Thats is not corruption; that is democracy.…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Sep 19

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)

    Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (Part 3)
    This is the third installment of my post on my new co-authored piece Intellectual Property Infringement as Vandalism (the first part is here and the second here). The problems that have arisen in the discussion over whether intellectual…
  • Sep 18

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?

    Who Is Justice Ginsburg Talking To?
    Justice Ginsburg recently offered some surprising public remarks on the pending same-sex marriage petitions currently before the Supreme Court. (H/t Dale Carpenter at VC.) In particular, Justice Ginsburg suggested that the Court should not…
  • Sep 18

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT

    Ratification of the Canada-China BIT
    It was announced last week that Canada ratified its bilateral investment treaty (BIT) with China that was signed about two years ago. The treaty will take effect on October 1, 2014. At the time of the signing, a Canadian international…
Rank this Week: 85

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 5: more copyright

    IPSC part 5: more copyright
    Third Breakout SessionCopyright and CompetitionCopyright’s Technological InterdependenciesClark AsayTechnological patrons depend on copyright for their motivations.  Copyright is an interdependent part of broader creative systems.…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)

    IPSC part 4: copyright (and a bit on the right of publicity)
    Second Breakout SessionCopyright Fair UseRaw Materials and Creative WorksAndrew GildenRaw materials concept is part of transformativeness in copyright and right of publicity cases.  Project: Examining the application and meaning of this…
  • Aug 7

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel

    IPSC part 3: judicial panel
    Judicial Panel: Chief Judge Diane Wood (7th Circuit) and Chief Judge Alex Kozinski (9th Circuit) Peter Menell: Discussion question: is IP common law?Wood: throughout the federal level, we are not a pure common law system, nor a civil law…
Rank this Week: 90

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: 89

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: 92

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 21

    Immigration Article of the Day: Feminists at the Border by Jennifer M. Chacón

    Immigration Article of the Day: Feminists at the Border by Jennifer M. Chacón
    Feminists at the Border by Jennifer M. Chacón, University of California, Irvine School of Law; University of Oxford - Border Criminologies August 27, 2014 Denver University Law Review, Vol. 91, No. 1, 2013, pp. 85-108 UC Irvine School of…
  • Sep 21

    Visa program for wealthy investors maxed out by Chinese demand

    Visa program for wealthy investors maxed out by Chinese demand
    A few weeks ago, the Los Angeles Times reported on a new visa development. "Fueled by demand from wealthy Chinese nationals, an immigration program that exchanges visas for large investments in U.S. businesses has run out of its…
  • Sep 20

    How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy

    How a Reluctance to Deport Pop Stars Strengthens US Immigration Policy
    After calls to deport Justin Bieber, Professor Lenni Benson discusses the leniency often afforded to foreign celebrities and how that can create a problematic double standard within immigration policy. Related articles Deport Justin Bieber…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Sep 20

    Janet Levit Stepping Down As Dean Of Tulsa Law

    Janet Levit Stepping Down As Dean Of Tulsa Law
    University of Tulsa law dean Janet Levit will step down at the end of this school year. She has led the school since 2007.
  • Sep 19

    Georgia Law Dean Finalist

    Georgia Law Dean Finalist
    They are: Lonnie Brown and Bo Rutledge from UGA, Mike Gerhardt from UNC, and Mark McKenna from Notre Dame. H/T Paul Caron.
  • Sep 18

    Thinking About Methodologie

    Thinking About Methodologie
    If there is one thing all US law schools teach, it is how to ‘think like a lawyer.’ Edward Rubin, in his penetrating article Why Law Schools Do Not Teach Contracts and What Socioeconomics Can Do About It, identifies what...
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Sep 20

    Employer Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Recent Study

    Employer Compliance with the Family and Medical Leave Act: Recent Study
    How well do firms comply with the Family and Medical Leave Act? Not as much as you might think. That's the finding of a recent paper: Amy Armenia, Naomi Gerstel, and Coady Wing, "Workplace Compliance with the Law: The Case...
  • Sep 19

    Joint-Employer Hearing

    Joint-Employer Hearing
    The House Subcommittee on Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions held a hearing last week, titled "Expanding Joint Employer Status: What Does it Mean for Workers and Job Creators?" Among the speakers was Harris Freeman, who…
  • Sep 19

    EEOC Update: Report on Federal Sector Complaint

    EEOC Update: Report on Federal Sector Complaint
    Image from eeoc.gov In an extremely interesting new report by the EEOC, the agency outlines common errors made by federal agencies when reviewing complaints of discrimination. The report focuses primarily on the inappropriate dismissal of…
Rank this Week: 99

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/
  • Sep 21

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Al Qaeda’s Re-launch in South Asia
    Lost in the hubbub over the rise of the Islamic State and the Obama administration’s move to war in Iraq was the Al Qaeda core’s declaration of a new affiliate in South Asia—long a home to jihadist activity. C. Christine…
  • Sep 20

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #92: Benjamin Wittes on “A Constitution Under Chronic Stress”
    This week, the nation once again celebrated Constitution Day, for which Ben gave an address at Kenyon College, which we provide to you in full. In his talk, Ben covered what he calls a “Constitution Under Stress,”…
  • Sep 20

    The Encryption Wars Continue

    The Encryption Wars Continue
    For quite a while it has been the case that properly implemented encryption will defeat efforts to crack it (at least using current technology). Yet it has been the case for an equally long time that very few people actually use encryption to…
Rank this Week: 117

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/
  • Sep 21

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”

    Frank Pasquale on “how masterful manipulation of the law has allowed tech and finance giants to grow incredibly fast”
    Like many people I know, I am a huge fan of Frank Pasquale. Thus, I was very excited to read his Balkanization interview (available here) discussing his forthcoming book, “The Black Box Society.” The interview touches on a wide range...
  • Sep 20

    It’s rare to see so many people interested in a proxy battle

    It’s rare to see so many people interested in a proxy battle
    But that’s what happened when hedge fund Starboard Value delivered a 294-slide presentation on the terrible food at Olive Garden as part of its fight for control of Darden Restaurants. (You can see the presentation in all of its glory...
  • Sep 19

    Call for Crowdfunding Book Chapter Proposal

    Call for Crowdfunding Book Chapter Proposal
    I am passing on the English translation of a call for book chapters issued by a friend and colleague in Dijon, France. The book is international and has a broad business management focus. +++++ As the editor of a forthcoming...
Rank this Week: 124

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Sep 19

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth

    Enterprise Cities, Competition, and Economic Growth
    Shanker Singham of the Babson Global Institute (formerly a leading international trade lawyer and author of the most comprehensive one-volume work on the interplay between competition and international trade policy) has published a short…
  • Sep 18

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett

    Tesla Wins Big in Massachusett
    On September 15, Tesla won a big victory in Massachusetts. As we have previously chronicled at length on TOTM ( see, e.g., here, here, here, here, here and here), the car dealers are waging a state-by-state ground war to prevent…
  • Sep 17

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work

    Why a Common Law Approach to Defining “Unfair Methods of Competition” Won’t Work
    Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act proclaims that “[u]nfair methods of competition . . . are hereby declared unlawful.” The FTC has exclusive authority to enforce that provision and uses it to prosecute Sherman Act…
Rank this Week: 122

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 21

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week The Daily Beast marks the 40th anniversary of The Power Broker: Robert Moses and the Fall of New York (Vintage) by Robert Caro by discussing the book, its history, and its author. In case you're wondering..."In his…
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    New from Quid Pro Books is a republication of Marc Galanter’s Why the Haves Come Out Ahead: The Classic Essay and New Observations, on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of Galanter's “canonical, much-cited…
  • Sep 19

    Lowe Asks, What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?

    Lowe Asks, What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?
    [Here's a guest post from Jessica K. Lowe, University of Virginia School of Law, "What if Great Britain Had Let the American Colonies Leave with Just a Vote?"]Yesterday’s vote in Scotland has me thinking about counterfactuals: …
Rank this Week: 130

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 20

    entencinglaw@gmail.com has indicated you're a friend. Accept?

    entencinglaw@gmail.com has indicated you're a friend. Accept?
    Click here to discover sentencinglaw@gmail.com's favorite websites! sentencinglaw@gmail.com wants to follow you I would like to add you as a friend -sentencinglaw@gmail.com Accept Decline Following sentencinglaw@gmail.com helps you discover…
  • Sep 20

    Recent highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform

    Recent highlights from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform
    Since it has once again been a few weeks since I did a round-up of recent posts from Marijuana Law, Policy and Reform, here goes: Wisconsin police chief advocate marijuana legalization to fund treatment for harder drugs DC marijuana…
  • Sep 20

    Despite the threat of another Plata, a number of states' prisons remain way over capacity

    Despite the threat of another Plata, a number of states' prisons remain way over capacity
    I expected that one consequence of the Supreme Court's affirmance of the prisoner release order for California in Plata would be that other states would work even harder than usual to keep their prison overcrowding in check so as not...
Rank this Week: 129

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: 128

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/
  • Sep 19

    Alibaba's IPO

    Alibaba's IPO
    Despite a delayed start, Alibaba's IPO seems to have gone off without the technical glitches that have marred some recent...
  • Sep 19

    Introducing Guest Bloggers Robert Bird and David Orozco

    Introducing Guest Bloggers Robert Bird and David Orozco
    For the next couple of weeks, we'll have the chance to hear from two law professors who, like me, are...
  • Sep 19

    Business Law At Oklahoma State

    Business Law At Oklahoma State
    They've been doing some interesting hiring at OSU, lately, and this year they will be doing some more. The position...
Rank this Week: 137

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Sep 19

    Super-rich make last stand against California drought - Telegraph

    Super-rich make last stand against California drought - Telegraph
    "We cut back. We don't water anything any more," he said. "The polo field is brown. We are still able to play but it doesn't play as good." via www.telegraph.co.uk
  • Sep 19

    Scotland Rejects Independence in Vote - WSJ

    Scotland Rejects Independence in Vote - WSJ
    "The people of Scotland have spoken. It is a clear result," British Prime Minister David Cameron said. "They have kept our country of four nations together. Like millions of other people, I am delighted." via online.wsj.com I told you so...
  • Sep 18

    A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels - WSJ

    A Mole Inside Assad's Embassy Aided Syrian Rebels - WSJ
    "I need to ask you something," the regime opponent, Mohammed Alaa Ghanem, said as they trundled through Washington in a rusty Audi 2000. "There are these activists, and they need passports." via online.wsj.com
Rank this Week: 167

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Sep 20

    Male Birth Control

    Male Birth Control
    From the Daily Beast: Vasalgel, a reversible, non-hormonal polymer that blocks the vas deferens, is about to enter human trials. How will rhetoric change when male bodies become responsible for birth control? Vasalgel, a reversible form of…
  • Sep 19

    Call for Paper

    Call for Paper
    The Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest is seeking submissions for the Spring Issue of our 2014-2015 volume. We welcome high quality and well cited submissions from academics, judges, and established practitioners who would like…
  • Sep 18

    Surrogacy Law

    Surrogacy Law
    From the New York Times: In Louisiana, Minnesota and New Jersey, after the state legislatures handily passed bills in the last few years allowing surrogacy in some situations, Republican governors vetoed them. Many states are now considering…
Rank this Week: 202

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
  • Sep 17

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination [AUDIO]

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination [AUDIO]
    In 2012, U.S. drone strikes occurred most often in which nation? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. 27 percent of Americans reported they had no a clue and another 60 percent got it wrong. What should the media cover when it…
  • Sep 17

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination

    John Kaag on Drone Warfare and the Public Imagination
    In 2012, U.S. drone strikes occurred most often in which nation? If you don’t know, you’re not alone. 27 percent of Americans reported they had no a clue and another 60 percent got it wrong. What should the media cover when it…
  • Sep 12

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]

    Getting to Know the Berkman Center with Jonathan Zittrain [AUDIO]
    Learn more about the Berkman Center for Internet & Society — and its incredible network of researchers, activists, faculty, students, technologists, entrepreneurs, artists, policy makers, lawyers, and more — in an interactive…
Rank this Week: 205

madisonian.net

madisonian.net

Coves law, society, and technology. By University of Pittsburgh professor Mike Madison, Loyola University Chicago professor Brett Frischmann and Seton Hall Law professor Frank Pasquale.

http://madisonian.net
  • Aug 21

    Innovating Legal Education

    Innovating Legal Education
    A year ago, in late August 2013, I posted a brief bit about my hopes for the coming year from the standpoint of innovation in legal education.  (Here is the link.)  By design, I was somewhat melodramatic and apocalyptic about…
  • Aug 12

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship

    IPSC and the Future of Legal Scholarship
    Last week I attended the 14th edition of the “Intellectual Property Scholars Conference,” or IPSC. I came back to Pittsburgh inspired, challenged, and a little … well, down. Did I see into the scholarly soul of the…
  • Jun 29

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View

    The Supreme Court Considers Google Street View
    All of the interest in the Supreme Court tomorrow is likely to be focused on Hobby Lobby and, to a lesser extent, Harris v. Quinn. But I’ll be watching something that happens before either of those decisions is announced. I’ll…
Rank this Week: 203

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Sep 21

    Events and Announcements: September 21, 2014

    Events and Announcements: September 21, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen The Junior International Law Scholars Association (JILSA) is holding its annual meeting on Friday, January 23, 2015, at the University of Miami School of Law.  JILSA is an informal network of junior scholars…
  • Sep 20

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014

    Weekend Roundup: September 20, 2014
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen This week on Opinio Juris, we hosted an insta-symposium on the Scottish Independence Referendum. David Scheffer surveyed the legal terrain in case of a yes vote, Stephen Tierney discussed how…
  • Sep 18

    Ransom and Material Support

    Ransom and Material Support
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin The Foley family is furious that the US government did little to help them rescue their son, James Foley, from ISIS terrorists. In a recent New York Times article, the Foley family expresses frustration…
Rank this Week: 236

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/
  • Sep 17

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction
    Rich Freer (Emory) has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Four Specific Problems with the New General Jurisdiction, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: General in personam jurisdiction allows a court…
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment
    The National Law Journal reports that the Judicial Conference passed the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure today. The amendments next to go the Supreme Court for approval.
  • Sep 12

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information
    I mentioned yesterday that the proposed FRCP amendments include all three top priorities of the defense-oriented "Lawyers for Civil Justice," as stated on its web site: LCJ’s . . . current federal rulemaking agenda is focused on .…
Rank this Week: 238

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Sep 15

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Naseem Faqihi, Note, Choosing Which Rule to Break First: An In-House Attorney Whistleblower's Choices after Discovering a Possible Federal…
  • Sep 12

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle

    IOSCO Updates Survey on Commodity Derivatives Markets Supervisory Principle
    The press release is available here, and the Update is available here.
  • Sep 12

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure

    NASAA Working Group Formed to Develop Improved Fee Disclosure
    The North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has announced the creation of a working group to focus on improved broker-dealer fee disclosure. The press release is available here.
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Sep 12

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse

    Oregon Supreme Court Applies Aggregate Settlement Rule to Clergy Abuse
    On August 21, 2014, the Oregon Supreme Court embraced the ALI's definition of a non-class aggregate settlement and held that an attorney who represented victims of clergy abuse failed to get the clients' informed consent before distributing a…
  • Sep 10

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case

    Panel on Class Action Reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon Case
    Professor Neal Katyal (Georgetown) and Theodore Olson (Gibson Dunn) take part in a Federalist Society panel on class action reform and the BP Deepwater Horizon case; the panel is moderated by Stuart Taylor (Brookings Institution).
  • Aug 22

    Sampling in CAFA litigation

    Sampling in CAFA litigation
    In a recent decision authored by Judge Easterbrook, the 7th Circuit suggested that plaintiffs looking to prove that their case falls under the "home state exception" to CAFA can use sampling and extrapolation to prove their…
Rank this Week: 231

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Sep 10

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech
    Though the title of this post sounds like SEO keyword trolling, it is not. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in Commonwealth v. Sullivan (can be found here). Mr. Sullivan was found guilty of violating…
  • Sep 10

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech

    Criminal Heterosexual Speech
    Though the title of this post sounds like SEO keyword trolling, it is not. Yesterday, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court released its opinion in Commonwealth v. Sullivan (can be found here). Mr. Sullivan was found guilty of violating…
  • Aug 20

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.

    A loss, is a tie, is a win.
    The Connecticut Bar Association voted on whether to sign onto a brief in support of a firearms law. The House of Delegates voted yes, 2-1, but there was a referendum petition. A vote was taken. By a vote of 734-729 (5 votes), the members…
Rank this Week: 237