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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Feb 27

    Stone Sweet & Palmer on Kantian Constitutional Justice

    Stone Sweet & Palmer on Kantian Constitutional Justice
    Alec Stone Sweet and Eric Palmer (Yale University - Yale Law School and Yale University, Law School, Students) have posted A Kantian System of Constitutional Justice: Rights, Trusteeship, Balancing on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The paper…
  • Feb 27

    Levi on "What's Wrong with Copying" by Drassinower

    Levi on "What's Wrong with Copying" by Drassinower
    Lili Levi (University of Miami - School of Law) has posted A 'Third Way' Out of the Copyright Thicket? (29.1 Intellectual Property Journal 33 (Dec. 2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Essay is an invited submission, reviewing…
  • Feb 26

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Baseline

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Baseline
    Introduction Most undergraduates are likely to become acquainted with John Stuart Mill's famous harm principle at some point. Here is how he stated the principle in On Liberty: The object of this Essay is to assert one very simple…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Feb 24

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week

    Zero (0) South Florida Congresspersons are Having Town Halls This Week
    That’s according to the Town Hall Project, which reports There are no events within 75 miles of your zip, the closest one is 118 miles away. That would be Brian Mast (Republican, FL-18). Good on him. Shame on the rest … Continue…
  • Feb 20

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)

    Buzzword Alert (Belated Dept.)
    I met someone last week who introduced herself as working in a “think-do tank” which was the first I’d heard of the term.  I bet it catches on. Wait a minute: Google has 7,740,000 results for “think-do…
  • Feb 18

    Song du Jour

    Song du Jour
    Alternative Facts The post Song du Jour appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 27

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 31

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 35

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 24

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search

    The Probationer, the Computer Equipment and the Search
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin: State v. Keller,2017 WL 536058 (2016). The court begins by explaining how the case arose and what issues were involved in the appeal:Keller was on probation in July…
  • Feb 22

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel

    Stalking, the State Trooper and Ineffectiveness of Counsel
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Wisconsin:  State v. Grover, 2017 WL 663207 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatVickie M. Grover was convicted of stalking S.W., a…
  • Feb 17

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”

    Aggravated Identity Theft, the Driver’s License and the “Real Person”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit: U.S. v Doe, 842 F.3d 1117 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAppellant John Doe appeals from his convictions of aggravated…
Rank this Week: 36

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/
  • Feb 27

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant

    Today's criminal law/procedure cert grant
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Wilson v. Sellers: Whether the court's decision in Harrington v. Richter silently abrogates the presumption set forth in Ylst v. Nunnemaker – that a federal court sitting in…
  • Feb 26

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Law eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 344 Law and Moral Dilemmas Bert I. Huang Columbia Law School Date posted to database: 9 Jan 2017 2 117 From Economic Recession to Legal Opportunity: The Case for...
  • Feb 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Packingham v. North Carolina: Whether, under the court’s First Amendment precedents, a law that makes it a felony for any person on the state's registry of former sex…
Rank this Week: 38

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
  • Feb 26

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order

    “The Heart of the Constitution” Available for Pre-Order
    You can find the link for Oxford University Press here. It’s coming out in December–just in time for that Christmas gift for the tough-to-please!
  • Feb 22

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme

    The House of Truth and Justice Holme
    I just finished Brad Snyder’s fascinating new book on “The House of Truth.” The book is about the men who lived or visited this house near Dupont Circle in Washington DC during the 1910s, most notably Justice Oliver Wendell…
  • Feb 21

    Some History on Trade and Tariff

    Some History on Trade and Tariff
    I tend to think that when someone says “This is how it should be” or “As it was, so it shall be” there’s a good chance that the claims are incorrect. Marc Levinson’s book, An Extraordinary Time, hits an…
Rank this Week: 40

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Americans should prepare to spend more time traveling abroad (assuming they will be allowed in)

    Americans should prepare to spend more time traveling abroad (assuming they will be allowed in)
    A story in the Washington Post details the idiotic behavior of the United States in nearly preventing a distinguished French historian of the Holocaust (who apparently is originally Egyptian) from entering the United States at the Houston…
  • Feb 23

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II

    Originalism as Old and New, Part II
    Four days ago, I posted in this space some reflections about a very good conference I’d just attended at the University of San Diego Law School’s Center for the Study of Originalism.  The core of my reflection concerned a…
  • Feb 23

    The Anti Head of State

    The Anti Head of State
    One fascinating aspect of the Trump Administration is that the President is functioning as the antithesis of a traditional head of state.  Think about a country where the head of state and head of government roles are divided (for…
Rank this Week: 42

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 27

    Senate Judiciary Committee this week to consider two (holdover) nominees to US Sentencing Commission

    Senate Judiciary Committee this week to consider two (holdover) nominees to US Sentencing Commission
    Sentencing fans in general and federal sentencing fans in particular should be interested in and intrigued by the first agenda item listed for this Wednesday's Executive Business Meeting of the Senate Judiciary Committee: Nominations —…
  • Feb 27

    SCOTUS grants cert on (yet another) AEDPA habeas procedure case

    SCOTUS grants cert on (yet another) AEDPA habeas procedure case
    It has now been more than two decades since the passage of the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act of 1996 (AEDPA), and that law has had lots and lots of impacts on federal habeas practice and procedure. One big...
  • Feb 27

    Will a Justice Gorsuch be a strong SCOTUS voice against over-criminalization?

    Will a Justice Gorsuch be a strong SCOTUS voice against over-criminalization?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this recent National Review commentary authored by C. Jarrett Dieterle and headlined "Gorsuch v. Over-Criminalization." Here are excerpts: Much of the media attention to date…
Rank this Week: 44

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
  • Feb 20

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti

    Coming soon: “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” by Gilles Cuniberti
    Professor Gilles Cuniberti (University of Luxembourg) has authored a casebook entitled “Conflict of Laws – A Comparative Approach” which will be released this month by Edward Elgar Publishing. The official abstract kindly…
  • Feb 18

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal

    FOREIGN DIRECT INVESTMENT & THE RULE OF LAW: Call for proposal
     CALL FOR PROPOSALS FOR A SPECIAL ISSUE OF ACTA JURIDICA The Acta Juridica invites proposals for its special issue: Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) & The Rule of Law. Contributors will be invited to attend a Colloquium to be held in…
  • Feb 17

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit

    Eleventh José María Cervelló Business Law Prize – Essays on Brexit
    The José María Cervelló Chair of IE Law School and the ONTIER law firm announce the “Eleventh José María Cervelló Busines Law Prize”. The main purpose of the Prize is to promote legal…
Rank this Week: 43

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    SB 54 -- California as a Sanctuary State

    SB 54 -- California as a Sanctuary State
    Guest blogger: Kathia Morales, University of San Francisco Law Student: California’s legislature has recently proposed to make California a “Sanctuary State” in response to President Trump’s aggressive stance on immigration. Cities…
  • Feb 27

    DACA Recipient a Major League Soccer Star

    DACA Recipient a Major League Soccer Star
    The Los Angeles Times reports on an immigrant who benefited from the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. A first-round pick of D.C. United in the 2015 Major League Soccer SuperDraft, Miguel Aguilar is believed to be the first…
  • Feb 27

    Trump's Immigration Plans & Rural Medicine

    Trump's Immigration Plans & Rural Medicine
    If you live in a big city or metropolitan area, you probably don't think much about your healthcare. If you need a specialist, one or two or thirty are just around the corner. That's not the case in rural America....
Rank this Week: 47

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/
  • Feb 27

    How Will We Know if the Russia-Trump Investigations by Congress and the FBI Are Credible?

    How Will We Know if the Russia-Trump Investigations by Congress and the FBI Are Credible?
    To date, Attorney General Jeff Sessions and congressional Republican leaders have resisted calls for an independent investigation of the scandals concerning Russia and Donald Trump and his circle—the most serious of which is possible…
  • Feb 27

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, February 27th at 11:00am, & Tuesday, February 28th at 9am: The Georgetown Journal of International Law will host a two-day conference on International Law in the U.S.…
  • Feb 27

    Leaked DHS Report Contradicts White House Claims on Travel Ban

    Leaked DHS Report Contradicts White House Claims on Travel Ban
    Last week, CNN reported that the Trump Administration, in the wake of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling on the administration’s immigration order, asked the Department of Homeland Security for assistance in justifying the travel ban…
Rank this Week: 57

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 27

    Critical and Emerging Issues in Blockchain Law

    Critical and Emerging Issues in Blockchain Law
    Six years ago, two Papa John’s pizzas were traded for 10,000 bitcoins. Today, those bitcoins are worth approximately $10,000,000 and around $200,000,000 in bitcoin changes hands daily. In 2016, the technology under the hood of Bitcoin,…
  • Feb 27

    Are You a “maximizer” or a “satisficer”?

    Are You a “maximizer” or a “satisficer”?
    This article is by Nora Rock, corporate writer & policy analyst at LAWPRO. The last time you bought a house or searched for a rental apartment, how did you choose, and how did you feel about your choice afterward? Psychologists studying…
  • Feb 27

    LII’s Thomas Bruce Testifies Before the Judiciary Committee

    LII’s Thomas Bruce Testifies Before the Judiciary Committee
    Thomas Bruce, Director of the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University Law School, spoke before the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee specifically to the Judiciary’s Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and…
Rank this Week: 69

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Feb 20

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?

    Did Dr. Seuss Enterprises Steal Matthew Lombardo's Christmas?
    Peter B. Shapiro of Baker, Hostetler, discusses whether Matthew Lombardo's play Who's Holiday infringes Dr. Seuss Enterprises's (the rightsholder's) copyright in the popular children's book How the Grinch Stole Christmas, here, for Lexology.…
  • Feb 20

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law

    Lauriat on Walter v. Lane (1900), Originality, and Copyright Protection Under UK Law @KCL_Law
    Barbara Lauriat, King's College London, is publishing Walter v. Lane (1900) in Landmark Cases in Intellectual Property Law, chapter 7 (Jose Bellido, ed., Hart Publishing, 2017). Here is the abstract. Originality is a cornerstone of…
  • Feb 20

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW

    Berman on The Fourth Amendment and When Queries Are Searches @UHLAW
    Emily Berman, University of Houston Law Center, has published When Queries are Searches as University of Houston Law Center No. 2017-W-1. Here is the abstract. Due to limits on the scope of the Fourth Amendment and numerous exceptions to…
Rank this Week: 65

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/
  • Feb 27

    Commercial Marijuana Advertising and the First Amendment

    Commercial Marijuana Advertising and the First Amendment
    Many states that have legalized the commercial sale of marijuana have also sought to restrict commercial marijuana advertising. For example, Colorado prohibits licensed retail marijuana stores from advertising on television programs unless…
  • Feb 27

    ABA Ratings of Federal Judicial Nominee

    ABA Ratings of Federal Judicial Nominee
    The Wall Street Journal ran an interesting article* this weekend about the American Bar Association’s process for reviewing and rating federal judicial nominees. (You can download a PDF version here if you do not have subscription access.)…
  • Feb 27

    Rules for a Flat World: the UK experience

    Rules for a Flat World: the UK experience
    Hadfield argues that many of the changes she suggests we make have already been made in the UK and Australia. Such changes are amongst the ‘low-hanging fruit’ that are ripe to be picked by the US Bar. Making such changes will, she argues,…
Rank this Week: 89

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    A Multi Criteria Study of Collusion Risk Factor

    A Multi Criteria Study of Collusion Risk Factor
    Andrea Ellero, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Department of Management, Paola Ferretti, Ca Foscari University of Venice - Dipartimento di Economia, and Elena Zocchia, Ca Foscari University of Venice offer A Multi Criteria Study of…
  • Feb 27

    Renata Hesse to Sullivan & Cromwell

    Renata Hesse to Sullivan & Cromwell
    Renata Hesse, after a successful time as head of DOJ Antitrust, is moving to Sullivan & Cromwell. This is a big pickup for S&C, which lacked a DC antitrust insider to navigate its merger deals.
  • Feb 27

    The settlement procedure in the European Commission’s cartel cases: an early evaluation

    The settlement procedure in the European Commission’s cartel cases: an early evaluation
    Kai Huschelrath and Ulrich Laitenberger offer The settlement procedure in the European Commission’s cartel cases: an early evaluation. ABSTRACT: The introduction of the European Union (EU) Settlement Procedure in 2008 aimed at promoting the…
Rank this Week: 95

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Canada's Supreme Court Will Review Two Trinity Western Law School Case

    Canada's Supreme Court Will Review Two Trinity Western Law School Case
    On Feb. 23, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed to hear appeals in Trinity Western University v. Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) (summary of case) and Law Society of British Columbia v. Trinity Western University, et. al.…
  • Feb 27

    Kashmir Court Employees Must Offer Regular Prayers At Proper Time To Get Raise

    Kashmir Court Employees Must Offer Regular Prayers At Proper Time To Get Raise
    According to WIO News, the new Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pakistan-Occupied-Kashmir has told court employees that their annual salary increases will turn on their offering prayers regularly and at the prescribed times. Ibrahim Zia,…
  • Feb 27

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Satvinder Juss, Back to the Future: Justiciability, Religion, and the Figment of 'Judicial No-Man's Land', (Public Law Issue 2, April 2016, pp. 198-206).John D. Inazu, Law, Religion, and the Purpose of the…
Rank this Week: 99

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    The Time Is Now for Making Your Claim to Be David Bowie's Lovechild

    The Time Is Now for Making Your Claim to Be David Bowie's Lovechild
    If you think you could be David Bowie’s lovechild, you should make your case now. The lawyers handling the late singer’s affairs have enforced a deadline for claims from those who might be entitled to a piece of his $100...
  • Feb 26

    The BMW that Tupac Was Killed in Can Be Yours for $1.5 Million

    The BMW that Tupac Was Killed in Can Be Yours for $1.5 Million
    An auction house is selling the BMW 750IL that Tupac was shot and killed in, and it can be yours for $1.5 million. On that night in 1996, Suge Knight and Tupac were cruising the Vegas strip when the car...
  • Feb 25

    Article on Subsequent Events & Valuation

    Article on Subsequent Events & Valuation
    Espen Robak recently published an Article entitled, The Future Is Now: How to Take Subsequent Events into Account When Determining a Valuation, Tr. & Est. 52 (Feb. 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Almost all valuation…
Rank this Week: 97

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: 98

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum

    Call for Papers: European Junior Faculty Forum
    The WZB Berlin Social Science Center, the European University Institute, and the London School for Economics and Political Science invite submissions for the Inaugural Annual European Junior Faculty Forum for Public Law and Jurisprudence, to…
  • Feb 23

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change
    Check out Ben Wofford's interview at Politico with David Cole (Georgetown), the ACLU's recently appointed legal director. Cole talks about the ACLU agenda for the Trump presidency, and, drawing on his book, Engines of Liberty, and his essay…
  • Feb 22

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a brief Order in IMBD v. Becerra, federal district judge Vince Chhabria enjoined California AB 1687, added as §1798.83.5, stating that "it's difficult to…
Rank this Week: 104

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: 114

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: 146

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/
  • Feb 27

    Leave Kellyanne Conway Aloneecent

    Leave Kellyanne Conway Aloneecent
    I have an essay in Slate today, explaining why the recent disciplinary complaint -- signed by 15 legal ethics professors -- against Kellyanne Conway is a very bad idea. In a nutshell, The professors no doubt have faith in the...
  • Feb 27

    Leave Kellyanne Conway Alone

    Leave Kellyanne Conway Alone
    I have an essay in Slate today, explaining why the recent disciplinary complaint -- signed by 15 legal ethics professors -- against Kellyanne Conway is a very bad idea. In a nutshell, The professors no doubt have faith in the...
  • Feb 24

    Penn State Law Seeking Director, Intellectual Property Clinic or Intellectual Property Clinical Professor of Practice

    Penn State Law Seeking Director, Intellectual Property Clinic or Intellectual Property Clinical Professor of Practice
    Penn State Law, based in University Park, PA, is seeking to hire an experienced legal professional to serve as a clinical professor of practice with a background in representing startup and early-stage companies on intellectual property (IP)…
Rank this Week: 147

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 27

    Stollberg-Rilinger on the Holy Roman Empire

    Stollberg-Rilinger on the Holy Roman Empire
    We have another 2015 title for you: The Emperor's Old Clothes: Constitutional History and the Symbolic Language of the Holy Roman Empire. The book's author in its original German is Barbara Stollberg-Rilinger, University of Münster. It…
  • Feb 26

    Raffield's "Art of Law in Shakespeare"

    Raffield's "Art of Law in Shakespeare"
    Paul Raffield, Professor of Law, University of Warwick, has just published The Art of Law in Shakespeare (Hart Publishing):Through an examination of five plays by Shakespeare, Paul Raffield analyses the contiguous development of common law…
  • Feb 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Videos prepared for Hogan Lovells' celebration of the life of E. Barrett Prettyman, Jr. last Thursday are here.  We attended and enjoyed learning about this lion of the Washington bar. The Law Times has a series on the various sources of…
Rank this Week: 142

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 27

    The best medicine for ADHD might not be medicine, at least at first

    The best medicine for ADHD might not be medicine, at least at first
    From The Washington Post: Steve and Michelle were desperate. Their 6-year-old son, Sam, was diagnosed with ADHD soon after entering first grade. Sam’s behavior seemed outright defiant: He ignored adults when his name was called and was in…
  • Feb 26

    Lawmaker proposes bill in Oklahoma requiring a father's consent for abortion

    Lawmaker proposes bill in Oklahoma requiring a father's consent for abortion
    From The Washington Post: A bill advancing in Oklahoma would require a woman to get the written consent of the fetus’s father before obtaining an abortion. The bill, which passed out of a House committee Tuesday, would also require a...
  • Feb 25

    Rights Advocates Warn Russian Domestic Abuse Law Will Protect The Oppressor

    Rights Advocates Warn Russian Domestic Abuse Law Will Protect The Oppressor
    From NPR: The young mother spoke softly but with determination. After fleeing from her abusive boyfriend, she and her newborn baby found refuge last month in a women's shelter on the outskirts of Moscow. According to Russian law at the...
Rank this Week: 139

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 149

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 160

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 210

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Feb 27

    Copyshop Covered By “Non-Commercial” Creative Commons License–Great Minds v. FedEx

    Copyshop Covered By “Non-Commercial” Creative Commons License–Great Minds v. FedEx
    Great Minds developed a math curriculum called Eureka Math. It commercializes the Eureka Math materials itself but also released the materials pursuant to a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-Sharealike (CC BY-NC-SA) 4.0 license.…
  • Feb 24

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google

    YouTube Defeats Another Remove-and-Relocate Case–Darnaa v. Google
    YouTube has been sued a few times for removing a video based on its spam policies and then relocating it to a new URL because remove-and-relocate breaks in-bound links (and any associated marketing investments) and resets the view counter.…
  • Feb 21

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood

    Illinois Anti-SLAPP Law Doesn’t Apply To Law Firm Blog Posts–Bock & Hatch v. McGuireWood
    We’re revisiting the important and entirely self-referential issue of defamation liability for blogging about judicial opinions. As I’ve discussed before (this post is perhaps my most heartfelt), blogging about judicial opinions…
Rank this Week: 164

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/
  • Feb 27

    In Memoriam: E. Clinton Bamberger (1926-2017)

    In Memoriam: E. Clinton Bamberger (1926-2017)
    Emeritus at the University of Maryland, Bamberger represented the defendant in the Supreme Court case that gave us the "Brady rule" in criminal procedure, requiring...
  • Feb 24

    Watch out for the "International Agency for Development of Culture, Education and Science (IADCES)"

    Watch out for the "International Agency for Development of Culture, Education and Science (IADCES)"
    The University of Chicago Law School has issued the following statement; prospective authors take note! It has come to our attention that a website run...
  • Feb 23

    Minnesota Law Professor Parisi...

    Minnesota Law Professor Parisi...
    ...charged with sexual assault, stalking. Pretty serious, and shocking, allegations here! ADDENDUM: More context, suggesting a motive for the alleged victim to have fabricated events.
Rank this Week: 215

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 27

    Ask Your Doctor About The Wellspring Committee (and Nominee Neil Gorsuch)

    Ask Your Doctor About The Wellspring Committee (and Nominee Neil Gorsuch)
    By Diane KleinIf your television viewing habits are anything like mine, you have seen, and wondered at, what appears to be a commercial for Judge Neil Gorsuch.  The 30-second spot, called "Jane," features Jane Nitze, identifed as…
  • Feb 25

    Finally, Someone Else asks "Is the Supreme Court a Court?"

    Finally, Someone Else asks "Is the Supreme Court a Court?"
    By Eric SegallReaders of this Blog, or those who follow me on Twitter or elsewhere, probably know that I've devoted much of my career, and a full length book, to the argument that the Supreme Court is actually not a "Court," as we generally…
  • Feb 24

    Trump's Muslim Travel Ban 2.0 Will Be Magical

    Trump's Muslim Travel Ban 2.0 Will Be Magical
    by Michael DorfAccording to a story in The Hill on Wednesday, the White House has decided to wait until next week to release a revised Executive Order (EO) to (presumably) replace EO 13769, which has been stayed in the courts. Exactly what…
Rank this Week: 202

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/
  • Feb 26

    Republicans Introduce Sweeping Federalization of Tort Law, Limiting Recovery to Victim

    Republicans Introduce Sweeping Federalization of Tort Law, Limiting Recovery to Victim
    The Republicans in Congress are intent on expropriating ordinary citizens’ right to sue wrongdoers and allowing corporations and other defendants to violate the law without consequence. Not content to protect corporations from…
  • Feb 24

    Glover on Legal Claims and Regulatory Theory

    Glover on Legal Claims and Regulatory Theory
    Maria Glover has published A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017). Here’s the abstract: Procedural law in the United States seeks to achieve three interrelated goals in our system of litigation: efficient processes…
  • Feb 23

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute
    Paul Gugliuzza and Megan La Belle have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Patently Unexceptional Venue Statute, which will be published in the American University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Legal doctrines developed by the…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Feb 26

    Stone: Unions in the Gig Economy

    Stone: Unions in the Gig Economy
    Kathy Stone (UCLA) has just published Unions in the Precarious Economy: How collective bargaining can help gig and on-demand workers (American Prospect, 2/21/17). In it, she discusses various types of precarious workers, including workers in…
  • Feb 23

    Dimick on Other Avenues Unions Can Serve their Members (and Encourage Membership)

    Dimick on Other Avenues Unions Can Serve their Members (and Encourage Membership)
    Many thanks to Matthew Dimick for contributing this guest post: A few weeks ago, OnLabor.org featured a post I wrote about the Ghent system and progressive federalism. At the end of that post, I referred to “other avenues for Ghent-type...
  • Feb 22

    Getman: Let's Fix Linn

    Getman: Let's Fix Linn
    Jack Getman (Texas) wrote a guest post yesterday over at PrawfsBlawg on The Continuing Mischief of the Linn Case. I am re-posting it here with Jack's permission: In September of last year, a Texas jury, on the basis of erroneous...
Rank this Week: 189

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 169

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/
  • Feb 23

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)

    People v. Nicolas (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 23, 2017)
    Don't text and drive.It's good counsel.  For a plethora of reasons.  For one, you don't want to kill (or even harm) anyone as a result of your distracted driving.  Which definitely exists.Here's another reason:  Even if…
  • Feb 22

    Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 22, 2017)

    Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 22, 2017)
    These sentences from today's opinion neatly encapsulate why Property was the least favorite of my first-year classes in law school:  (Though I like the way Justice Rushing puts them, as well as the snide asides about the quality of…
  • Feb 21

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)
    It's a sign of bad things if you have a car parked on your front lawn.  Driveway:  Fine.  Carport or garage:  Perfect.  But front lawn:  No.  Not classy.It's even worse if this vehicle (1) has been on the…
Rank this Week: 178

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 18

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform

    Real Estate Consequences of the GOP Tax Reform
    The Trump Presidency is off to a very lively (to put it mildly) start, and tax reform is one of the big issues. Last summer (2016) Speaker Paul Ryan put out a plan called “A Better Way” that set forth...
  • Feb 16

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!

    ALPS Abstracts Due Friday, February 24!
    Don't forget: the period to submit abstracts for the Association for Law, Property & Society (ALPS) ends on February 24, i.e. next Friday! Carve out some time this weekend to get your abstracts in. The 8th annual meeting of ALPS...
  • Feb 13

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill

    Nothing Says I Love You Like a Property Tax Bill
    In Washington state, Valentine's Day is the traditional day for hearts, Cupids, over-priced romantic dinners, and property tax bills. Yep, you read that correctly: apparently in Washington state, Valentine's Day is the day that property tax…
Rank this Week: 192

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Feb 17

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?

    When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?
    John P. Anderson (Mississippi College School of Law) has a new Article titled, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense? published in 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). The abstract reads - Corporations are subject to…
  • Feb 16

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance

    ABA CJS Hong Kong Conference - Global Investigations and Compliance
    As many readers know, I am heavily involved in planning international white collar crime conferences with the American Bar Association Criminal Justice Section. These have become wonderful learning and networking opportunities for those with…
  • Feb 15

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor

    Sally Yates - Career Prosecutor
    There is something to be said about having career prosecutors, FBI, and other employees of the government immune from the political struggles surrounding them. They are tasked to focus on their jobs irrespective of the party in power. And…
Rank this Week: 190

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Feb 13

    ‘We had to sue’: the five lawyers taking on China’s authorities over smog

    ‘We had to sue’: the five lawyers taking on China’s authorities over smog
    Rachel Stern quoted by The Guardian, Feb. 13, 2017 “This lawsuit on this topic at this moment in history is going to be an uphill battle,” says Rachel Stern, author of Environmental Litigation in China: A Study in Political…
  • Feb 12

    Trump’s ‘so-called’ judgment

    Trump’s ‘so-called’ judgment
    John Yoo co-writes for The Wall Street Journal, Feb. 12, 2017 Questioning judicial decisions, and even the judiciary’s legitimacy, is entirely proper. But a wise president will reserve such attacks for extraordinary matters of state…
  • Feb 12

    Does Trump have the authority to ‘send in the feds’ to Chicago?

    Does Trump have the authority to ‘send in the feds’ to Chicago?
    John Yoo quoted by Chicago Tribune, Feb. 12, 2017 “Simple murder is not a violation of federal law,” he said. “I don’t think the conditions in Chicago have any relationship to federal law.” The only way…
Rank this Week: 170

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
  • Feb 1

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017
    The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and…
  • Jan 31

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow
    Mark your calendars and put off your homework assignments, Andover! The Gorilla has an exclusive scoop on when the fabled Head of School Day will be this year. It’s tomorrow. Don’t believe us? Wait… Source: Local Student…
  • Nov 12

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given

    Guest Blog Post: Trustee Steve Sherrill, on the All School Meeting Address He Would Have Given
    This weekend, we welcomed our trustees and many other alumni and parents to campus for meetings and also the 137th Andover-Exeter sporting contests.  Over the course of the last several days, I have received a lot of feedback about the…
Rank this Week: 201

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • 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.
  • Nov 12

    Test

    Test
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Rank this Week: 180

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 245

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 27

    Trump and International Law: Making Hegel Great Again?

    Trump and International Law: Making Hegel Great Again?
    by Ralph Janik by Ralph Janik [Ralph Janik is a researcher at the University of Vienna Faculty of Law, Department of European, International and Comparative Law.] The presidency of Donald Trump obviously has a manifest impact on…
  • Feb 23

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Apparently, being named Charles and having vast military experience is all the rage in the blogosphere these days. Last week I mentioned Charles Blanchard’s new blog. And this week…
  • Feb 21

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie
    by Mohamed Helal by Mohamed Helal [Dr. Mohamed Helal is an Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law & Affiliated Faculty, Mershon Center for International Security Studies – The Ohio State University. From 2002-2003 Dr.…
Rank this Week: 241