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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/
  • May 4

    [Ilya Somin] Don’t give up the fight against Trump

    [Ilya Somin] Don’t give up the fight against Trump
    Donald Trump (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Even before Donald Trump’s victory in Indiana yesterday, many Republican elites have increasingly begun to roll over for him. There is a widespread sense that Trump’s…
  • May 3

    [Dale Carpenter] Top faculty committee at Minnesota moves speech recommendation

    [Dale Carpenter] Top faculty committee at Minnesota moves speech recommendation
    The top committee representing faculty at the University of Minnesota has unanimously advanced for further consideration a series of strong recommendations for protecting speech on campus. The recommendations include a proposal to empower a…
  • May 2

    [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] William F. Buckley Program at Yale hosts its second annual ‘Disinvitation Dinner’

    [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] William F. Buckley Program at Yale hosts its second annual ‘Disinvitation Dinner’
    Then-New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (left) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) speak at a news conference in New York in 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Five years ago, a group of undergraduates founded the…
Rank this Week: 10

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 2

    Got Me

    Got Me
    Dolphin Expressway to be Converted to 15 Consecutive Miles of Toll Booths The Miami-Dade Expressway Authority (MDX) announced on Monday that it plans to greatly expand the number of toll plazas along State Road 836. The plan, which will take…
  • Apr 29

    Carter Coal Live

    Carter Coal Live
    The DC Circuit issued a major separation of powers ruling today in Ass’n of American Railroads v. DOT. The main part of the opinion adopts a view of the non-delegation doctrine that I explained and relied on as part of … Continue…
  • Apr 29

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)

    Mysteries of Twitter (II)
    Each section of JOTWELL is set up with a basically identical wordpress blog. (Don’t ask why, there were good reasons to do it that way when we started.) Each section forwards posts to twitter via Twitter Feed. The tweets appear ……
Rank this Week: 12

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Muslim Woman Sues Long Beach Police Over Forced Removal of Hijab

    Muslim Woman Sues Long Beach Police Over Forced Removal of Hijab
    A suit was filed last week in federal district court in California against the city of Long Beach and its police by a Muslim woman who says that her hijab (headscarf) was forcefully removed while she was being booked by police and held…
  • May 4

    Suit Charges Rabbi With Sexual Abuse of High School Boy

    Suit Charges Rabbi With Sexual Abuse of High School Boy
    AP reports on a federal court lawsuit filed yesterday in Connecticut by 28-year old Eliyahu Mirlis against Rabbi Daniel Greer and the Jewish high school and elementary school that the rabbi heads.  The suit alleges that between…
  • May 4

    Suit Claims Employer Required Watching of Scientology Based Video

    Suit Claims Employer Required Watching of Scientology Based Video
    Yesterday's Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on an employment discrimination lawsuit filed April 26 against Real Water, a water bottling company owned by a member of the Nevada legislature.  Former "brand ambassador" Grecia…
Rank this Week: 15

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 4

    Owen on the Protection of Little Streams & the Evolution of Environmental Law

    Owen on the Protection of Little Streams & the Evolution of Environmental Law
    Dave Owen (University of California - Hastings College of the Law) has posted Little Streams and the Continuing Transformation of Environmental Law (Utah Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the past two decades, federal…
  • May 4

    Bodansky on the Paris Climate Change Agreement

    Bodansky on the Paris Climate Change Agreement
    Daniel Bodansky (Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law) has posted The Paris Climate Change Agreement: A New Hope? (American Journal of International Law, vol. 110 (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Paris…
  • May 3

    Sólyom on Kelsen's Constitutional Theory & Political Principle

    Sólyom on Kelsen's Constitutional Theory & Political Principle
    Péter Sólyom (University of Debrecen) has posted Between Legal Technique and Legal Policy Remarks on Hans Kelsen's Constitutional Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this article I seek to re-interpret some of the problems…
Rank this Week: 17

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 4

    Social Security Loophole Closed That Was Hitting Same-Sex Couple

    Social Security Loophole Closed That Was Hitting Same-Sex Couple
    Until the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage throughout the nation, gay couples that had been married were excluded from a key rule applied to applicants for Supplemental Security Income. Normally, applicants will have part of the…
  • May 4

    CLE On Advanced Estate Planning Strategies In 2016

    CLE On Advanced Estate Planning Strategies In 2016
    The State Bar of Texas is hosting a CLE entitled, Advanced Estate Planning And Probate 2016, which will take place on June 22-24, 2016 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Provided below is a description of...
  • May 4

    Some Things To Keep In Mind When Asked To Serve As Executor

    Some Things To Keep In Mind When Asked To Serve As Executor
    The task of being an executor of an estate is no small matter since it entails a tremendous amount of responsibility over the property of another while potentially being exposed to personal liability. Even when the estate is small those...
Rank this Week: 19

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Conference: Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small State

    Conference: Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small State
    On May 19-20, 2016, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Queen Mary Centre for Small States, and the Open University Law School will hold a conference on "Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small…
  • May 4

    Bannelier: Military Interventions Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria and Libya and the Legal Basis of Consent

    Bannelier: Military Interventions Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria and Libya and the Legal Basis of Consent
    Karine Bannelier (Université Grenoble Alpes - Law) has posted Military Interventions Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria and Libya and the Legal Basis of Consent (Leiden Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The legal…
  • May 4

    Bakiner: Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy

    Bakiner: Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy
    Onur Bakiner (Seattle Univ. - Political Science) has published Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press 2016). Here's the abstract: Since the 1980s a number of countries have established truth commissions…
Rank this Week: 20

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Law School Rankings:Federal Judicial Clerkship

    Law School Rankings:Federal Judicial Clerkship
    Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Visualizing Law School Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement, 2013-2015: The release of the latest ABA employment data offers an opportunity to update the three-year federal judicial clerkship placement rates. Here…
  • May 4

    IRS To Hire 700 New Enforcement Agent

    IRS To Hire 700 New Enforcement Agent
    Wall Street Journal, IRS to Hire Up to 700 Enforcement Workers: The Internal Revenue Service is hiring up to 700 employees for tax enforcement in what Commissioner John Koskinen calls the agency’s “first significant enforcement hiring in…
  • May 4

    The Value Of Corporate Externships For Law Student

    The Value Of Corporate Externships For Law Student
    Part 1: Grooming the Next Generation of In-House Counsel Part 2: The Soft Skills a Corporate Externship Program Teaches Part 3: What Law Students Gain When They Work as Corporate Externs Part 4: Challenges We Faced in Creating a Corporate…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Strategic Capacity Investment Under Hold‐Up Threats: The Role of Contract Length and Width

    Strategic Capacity Investment Under Hold‐Up Threats: The Role of Contract Length and Width
    Laure Durand-Viel, Universite Paris Dauphine and Bertrand Villeneuve, Université Paris Dauphine; National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) identify Strategic…
  • May 4

    Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly?

    Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly?
    Koichi Kagitani, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Takao Ohkawa, Ritsumeikan University, and Makoto Okamura, Hiroshima University - Economics ask Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly? ABSTRACT: Though it is…
  • May 3

    The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countrie

    The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countrie
    Frank Emmert, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law makes The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countries. ABSTRACT: This is a draft of an article that will be published - after some…
Rank this Week: 22

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 4

    Fathers, Work, Family and Masculinitie

    Fathers, Work, Family and Masculinitie
    Men’s care work and wage work both are powerfully impacted by the dynamic of masculinities. Masculinities are the male equivalent of female gender norms; they are plural because there are multiple variations, but with a dominant or…
  • May 3

    FAN 107 (First Amendment News) FTC’s Power to curb misleading ads remains intact

    FAN 107 (First Amendment News) FTC’s Power to curb misleading ads remains intact
    After a lengthy hearing (involving 14 expert witnesses and nearly 2000 exhibits), an administrative law judge (ALJ) concluded that petitioners had violated the FTC Act. . . . On de novo review, the Commission found that petitioners had…
  • May 3

    A Right to Write-in

    A Right to Write-in
    I voted in the Indiana primary on the Republican side (hint:  It wasn’t for Trump or Cruz) and this thought struck me as I looked down ballot.  In many races, the party nominee was unopposed and there was no write-in option…
Rank this Week: 27

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 31

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 4

    Trump and Constitutional Law

    Trump and Constitutional Law
    Like most members of my class, I abhor the possibility, now much stronger, that Donald Trump will become president of the United States. I tend to be an ambivalent technocrat, and so the notion of a blundering, populist, somewhat…
  • May 3

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2016 Report - Final (?) Call for Information

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2016 Report - Final (?) Call for Information
    This is, I think, the last call for information for the 2016 Entry Level Hiring Report. I currently plan to close reporting on Wednesday, May 11. If, however, you know that there is ongoing hiring, please let me know, and I will extend that…
  • May 3

    "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"

    "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"
    I'm making this brief return to Prawfs (thanks Howard!) to plug an article by Christopher Schmidt and me on the issue of Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. The issue got a lot of play earlier in the primary season when Donald…
Rank this Week: 32

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 3

    Rowberry on a 14th-Century Priest and Common-Law Judge

    Rowberry on a 14th-Century Priest and Common-Law Judge
    Ryan Rowberry, Georgia State University College of Law, has posted The Social Status, Education, and Benefices of Gilbert Rothbury, a Clerical Common Law Justice (1295-1321), which appeared in the Proceedings of the Fourteenth International…
  • May 3

    Belko, "Philip Pendleton Barbour in Jacksonian America"

    Belko, "Philip Pendleton Barbour in Jacksonian America"
    New from the University of Alabama Press: Philip Pendleton Barbour in Jacksonian America: An Old Republican in King Andrew’s Court, by William S. Belko (Missouri Humanities Council). A description from the Press:William S. Belko’s…
  • May 3

    How To Plan a Book Manuscript Workshop

    How To Plan a Book Manuscript Workshop
    In my previous book post, I mentioned an insight that I had gained from a book manuscript workshop -- an event that I put together towards the end of the long book-writing process. A curious reader asked for more information about this, so…
Rank this Week: 33

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – Still Topical

    Enemy of the State – Still Topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State . It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
  • May 4

    A Proposal for Automated Online Dispute Resolution, Part 1

    A Proposal for Automated Online Dispute Resolution, Part 1
    This essay proposes a set of draft standards for automated online dispute resolution (AODR). The drafts I propose here are for transactional disputes, and specifically for AODR that generates arbitral awards in the millions of claims for debt…
  • May 4

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Pritchard v. Van Nes, 2016…
Rank this Week: 38

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: 46

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 4

    CUNY Announces Two More of Four Dean Search Finalist

    CUNY Announces Two More of Four Dean Search Finalist
    CUNY Law School now has made public the names of all four of its dean search finalists. They are: Fern Fisher, Lolita Buckner Inniss, Mary Lu Bilek and Natalie Gomez-Velez. The CUNY page with links to the candidates' bios is...
  • May 2

    Law and Political Theory: Two Disciplines Next To One Another

    Law and Political Theory: Two Disciplines Next To One Another
    I spent this weekend at my law school reunion, which was of course a blast. Five years out is a significant transition point for many people. For folks who were still in BigLaw, we are approaching the point where they...
  • May 2

    Eric Dannenmaier Named Dean Of Northern Illinois Law

    Eric Dannenmaier Named Dean Of Northern Illinois Law
    Northern Illinois University College of Law announced, today, that Eric Dannenmaier will take over as its dean this summer. Dannenmaier is a Professor of Law at Indiana-Indianapolis Law with a focus on environmental law, He holds a JD from…
Rank this Week: 51

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

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

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

    The Regulator Who Explained the World [feedly]

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

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • May 3

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth

    Woman Locked in Ward after Giving Birth
    Center for Reproductive Rights Press Release (Apr. 1, 2016): Case of Illegal Detention and Death of Woman at Hospital Heads to High Court of Nigeria: With support from the Center for Reproductive Rights, an advocacy group has filed suit in...
  • May 2

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women

    Kate Butler on Wrongs to Brain-Dead Pregnant Women
    The Journal IE (Mar. 30, 2016): The Horrific Case Involving a Young Pregnant Brain-dead Woman May not Be a One-off, by Kate Butler: Two years ago, the Eight Amendment to the Irish Constitution resulted in a judicial circus act as...
  • Apr 29

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion

    "Women on Web" provides information and access to medication abortion
    NBC News (April 29, 2016): Abortion in Europe: Rebecca Gomperts Takes Entrepreneurial Approach, by Cassandra Vinograd: Ten years ago, Dr. Rebecca Gomperts founded Women on Waves, a ship that sailed to countries where abortion was illegal to…
Rank this Week: 61

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 63

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

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

    A Nixonian overreach by the Obama administration?

    A Nixonian overreach by the Obama administration?
    John Yoo co-writes for Investor’s Business Daily, April 25, 2016 Litigation between shareholders in Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and the U.S. government has called for the revelation of documents that the White House tried to keep secret…
  • Apr 20

    Theranos under pressure as inquiries mount

    Theranos under pressure as inquiries mount
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, April 20, 2016 Like most private companies, Theranos shares have not been made available to the general investing public. But that does not exempt the company from the…
  • Apr 20

    Hearing for lawsuits over Downtown Berkeley development set for Aug. 26

    Hearing for lawsuits over Downtown Berkeley development set for Aug. 26
    Ethan Elkind quoted in The Daily Californian, April 20, 2016 “(Environmental impact reports) are covering such a wide range of subjects that generally it’s not too hard to find an area where they did an inadequate job,”…
Rank this Week: 64

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 29

    Wang on Law Enforcement Misappropriation of Press Identities In the Cyber Era

    Wang on Law Enforcement Misappropriation of Press Identities In the Cyber Era
    Andy Wang, United States Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit, has published Stealing Press Credentials: Law Enforcement Identity Misappropriation of the Press in the Cyber Era at 6 University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict…
  • Apr 28

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment

    Weisbord on Copyright Holders, Publicity Rights Holders, and the First Amendment
    Reid K. Weisbord, Rutgers Law School (Newark), is publishing A Copyright Right of Publicity in volume 84 of the Fordham Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. This Article identifies a striking asymmetry in the law’s disparate treatment…
  • Apr 27

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age

    Hofhenke on the Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age
    Brooke Hofhenke, American University College of Law, is publishing The Fourth Amendment in the Coming Drone Age in the Dartmouth Law Journal. Here is the abstract. Drones have exploded in popularity over the last few years for both the…
Rank this Week: 70

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: 68

Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 4

    A Camera in My Shower? Fine

    A Camera in My Shower? Fine
    During the recent panel event at the Hoover Institution on using data to protect privacy, I had an interesting exchange with Laura Donohue of Georgetown Law, which I’ve been mulling over ever since. I had made the argument…
  • May 3

    Hindsight: Reflections On Fifteen Years of the War on Terror

    Hindsight: Reflections On Fifteen Years of the War on Terror
    Rachel Brand earlier linked to the video of one session of the April 26 conference at the Fordham Law School Center on National Security on "Hindsight: Reflections On 15 Years of the War on Terror." Here is video of the whole conference: I. A…
  • May 3

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    A United States Navy SEAL was killed today after Islamic State militants broke through the front line of Kurdish peshmerga forces in northern Iraq. The Washington Post writes that the incident highlights “the evolving nature of the…
Rank this Week: 73

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Ford on Unilateral Invasions of Privacy

    Ford on Unilateral Invasions of Privacy
    Roger Allan Ford (University of New Hampshire School of Law) has posted Unilateral Invasions of Privacy (91 Notre Dame Law Review 1075 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Most people seem to agree that individuals have too little…
  • May 3

    Rapping on Idealism in the Legal Profession

    Rapping on Idealism in the Legal Profession
    Jonathan Rapping (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) has posted It's a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird: The Need for Idealism in the Legal Profession (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 114, Issue 6, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: To Kill...
  • May 3

    Capers on Race, Policing, and Technology

    Capers on Race, Policing, and Technology
    I. Bennett Capers (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Race, Policing, and Technology (North Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I am a black man. So begins the essay, “Race, Policing, and Technology,” which makes…
Rank this Week: 77

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: 75

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: 78

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/
  • May 2

    Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan

    Tenure Track Business Law At Western Michigan
    Details after the jump. Tenure-Track Assistant Professor of Business Law: FALL 2017 The Department of Finance and Commercial Law in...
  • May 2

    AALS BA: CFP

    AALS BA: CFP
    Call for Papers – Joint Program with the AALS Section on Business Associations and the AALS Section on Comparative Law...
  • May 1

    Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement

    Not That Into Deferred Prosecution Agreement
    There's a lot of DPAs out there, and it looks like two swallow spring of judicial supervision of them is...
Rank this Week: 84

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: 97

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: 104

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • May 3

    Bodie, Cherry, Tang and McCormick on Big Data

    Bodie, Cherry, Tang and McCormick on Big Data
    I recently learned that Matt Bodie, Miriam Cherry, Jintong Tang, and our very own Marcia McCormick just posted on SSRN their cutting-edge piece on "big data," The Law and Policy of People Analytics, which is forthcoming in the…
  • May 2

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective

    Workers' Rights and Protection - an International Perspective
    Today's panels at the ABA International LEL Committee conference in Hong Kong have featured a plethora of folks advocating for workers' rights all over the world, including: . . Matt Friedman, Mekong Club -- a group of companies coming…
  • May 1

    Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law

    Hong Kong, LEL, and the Rule of Law
    I'm in Hong Kong this week (with Marley Weiss) for the ABA International Labor/Employment Law Conference. It's early in the conference yet, but I have been struck by how much of the discussion so far has focused on how labor/employment...
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 2

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law

    Wen on Chinese Land Sales and American Property Law
    Wei Wen (University of New England) has posted How American Common Law Doctrines May Inform Mainland China to Achieve Certainty in Land Sale Contracts (Asian-Pacific Law & Policy) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This paper explores one of…
  • Apr 28

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise

    A Look at the Latest Mortgage Foreclosure Data: On the Rise
    (Source: TRACReport) The Transactional Records Access Clearinghouse (TRAC), housed at Syracuse University, is a super helpful organization that I've used for a number of years now. The group issues TracReports that provide free monthly…
  • Apr 24

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract

    Odinet on the Fannie Mae/Freddie Mac Mortgage Contract
    Chris Odinet (Southern) has posted The Unfinished Business of Dodd-Frank: Reforming the Mortgage Contract (SMU Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The standard residential mortgage contract is due for a reappraisal. The goals of…
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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/
  • May 4

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study
    [Below is an excellent essay by Devlin Hartline that was first posted at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog last week, and I’m sharing it here.] ACKNOWLEDGING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE FTC’S “PAE”…
  • May 3

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act
    Last March, I published an op ed in the the Washington Times on the proposed VENUE Act, a recently introduced bill taken wholesale from a portion of HR 9 (the tendentiously titled “Innovation Act”).  HR 9 has rightly…
  • May 2

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost
    Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high…
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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/
  • May 4

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Judge Real for Berating Lawyer

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Judge Real for Berating Lawyer
    As every veteran litigator knows, who the trial judge is not only a major determinant in the ultimate result of a case, but a major factor in how unpleasant and difficult the lawyer's life will be. There are judges, I...
  • May 1

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green & Yaroshefsky

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green &amp; Yaroshefsky
    Check out this forthcoming article by Bruce Green and Ellen Yaroshefsky that is forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review - Abstract: "This article examines prosecutors’ accountability for professional misconduct. It begins by identifying a…
  • Apr 28

    Textualism and White Collar Crime

    Textualism and White Collar Crime
    A wonderful article appeared in the NYLJ back in March concerning textualism in white collar law. Authors Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack remark on the broadly worded statutes one finds in the white collar arsenal, and how Justice Scalia…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 3

    Trump versus Clinton

    Trump versus Clinton
    With the election no more or less settled (pace Bernie), many of you may be asking yourselves: How do I choose between two evils? So I've made a short list of your options: Pick the lesser of the two... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 3

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and the demise of the Reagan coalition

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and the demise of the Reagan coalition
    In a prior post, I discussed the legal issues raised by a WSJ article reporting on the Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's high profile left-of-center social activism. In this post, I want to highlight... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 3

    I'd like to get Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff together with Chief Justice Leo Strine

    I'd like to get Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff together with Chief Justice Leo Strine
    In today's WSJ, we learn that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is using his position--and company resources--to advance a variety of liberal causes: “Marc rallies CEOs when business and trade groups are... [[ This is a content summary only.…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Apr 22

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016

    Fordham Law Review's Lawyering in the Regulatory State Colloquium, April 2016
    Foreword: Lawyering in the Regulatory State By Nancy J. Moore Recalling the Lawyers: The NHTSA, GM, and the Chevrolet Cobalt By Bernard W. Bell Ethics For Examiners By Daniel J. Bussel Nothing Could Be Finer?: The Role of Agency General...
  • Apr 22

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)

    The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again)
    The Faculty Lounge The Wrong Way to Oppose BDS (Again) [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Louis D. Brandeis Center has filed a lawsuit against the American Studies Association seeking to enjoin the ASA’s resolution to boycott…
  • Apr 15

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan

    Lawyers, lawsuits, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan
    From NPR’s All Things Considered: Out of State Lawyers Descend on Flint, Mich., Amid Water Crisis For the most part, official help has been slow in getting to Flint, Mich., but one group of first responders is on the ground....
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 137

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/
  • May 2

    Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate

    Teacher, Union Leader, Labor Lawyer: Profile of Chris Williams Social Justice Advocate
    A labor lawyer for the last 12 years, law was Chris Williams’ third career. He taught school in Chicago for a decade. For another decade he was a union organizer. Only then did he become a social justice lawyer specializing in…
  • May 1

    "Zen Poem," by Daniel Berrigan

    &quot;Zen Poem,&quot; by Daniel Berrigan
    How I long for supernatural powers! said the novice mournfully to the holy one. I see a dead child and I long to say, Arise! I see a sick man I long to say, Be healed! I see a bent old woman I long to say, Walk straight! Alas, I feel like a…
  • Apr 27

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion

    Five Constitutional Controversies, Five Judicial Opinion
    The five constitutional controversies addressed by Justice Nemo in a paper just posted to SSRN (here) concern matters of interest to some RLL readers, including capital punishment, same-sex marriage, physician-assisted suicide, and abortion.…
Rank this Week: 144

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?
    According to a recent Eleventh Circuit case, Patterson v. CitiMortgage, Inc., No. 14-14636, the answer is no. Toby Breedlove (an additional plaintiff in the suit) had bought a house with a CitiMortgage loan. After falling behind in his…
  • May 3

    Announcement: Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai to Give Keynote Address at Emory Law’s Fifth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills (June 10-11)

    Announcement: Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai to Give Keynote Address at Emory Law’s Fifth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills (June 10-11)
    At Emory University Law School’s upcoming June conference focused on the art and science of teaching transactional law and skills, the dynamic duo of Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai will deliver a keynote address entitled – “Encouraging…
  • May 3

    Arbitration Clauses in Legal Fee Agreement

    Arbitration Clauses in Legal Fee Agreement
    We all know about arbitration clauses but a recent case out of California, East Coast Foods v. Kelly, Lowry & Kelley, LLP, No. B262679, had something to say about arbitration specifically in the case of legal fee disputes. Is the...
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 4

    A Quick Bleg

    A Quick Bleg
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Does anyone have an idea of what would be a fair hourly rate for someone to cite-check — both for substance and for accuracy of citation — a leading international law treatise published by a…
  • May 3

    Thoughts on Jens’s Post about the Kunduz Attack

    Thoughts on Jens’s Post about the Kunduz Attack
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I read with great interest Jens’s excellent post about whether the US attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz was a war crime. I agree with much of what he says, particularly about the…
  • May 2

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You
    by Patrick Wall by Patrick Wall [Patrick Wall is studying for an LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, as the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law.] Last…
Rank this Week: 175

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • May 2

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Half Your Brain Stands Guard When Sleeping In A New Place, NPR Shots In The Popular Press: The Neural Precursors of Spontaneous Thoughts, Discover Magazine Brain's 'Atlas' of Words Revealed, BBC News…
  • May 1

    Motivated Reasoning and Neuroethics (Shniderman)

    Motivated Reasoning and Neuroethics (Shniderman)
    Hey N&LB Readers, This week I'm blogging about whether neuroscience can escape our own preconceived notions about an issue. Noted blogger Neuroskeptic notes that society is thinking and talking about the brain more than ever…
  • Apr 30

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"

    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement"
    "Upgrading Discussions of Cognitive Enhancement" by Susan B. Levin has been published in the most recent issue of Neuroethics: Abstract Advocates of cognitive enhancement maintain that technological advances would augment autonomy indirectly…
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Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • May 2

    CFP: AALS Section on Civil Procedure

    CFP: AALS Section on Civil Procedure
    AALS Section on Civil Procedure Call for Papers – 2017 AALS Annual Meeting The AALS Section on Civil Procedure invites papers for its program on “The Roberts Court and the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure” at the AALS Annual Meeting,...
  • Apr 21

    Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)

    Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop: Seattle, Washington (July 14-15)
    If you’re planning to attend the Second Annual Civil Procedure Workshop, you can register here. You’ll also find information about lodging, including a block of rooms that need to be reserved by June 14, 2016. Questions? Contact Liz…
  • Mar 30

    Now on JOTWELL: Thomas on Coleman on Efficiency

    Now on JOTWELL: Thomas on Coleman on Efficiency
    Today on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suja Thomas’ essay, Redefining Efficiency In Civil Procedure. Suja reviews Brooke Coleman’s recent article, The Efficiency Norm, 56 B.C. L. Rev. 1777 (2015).
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Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
  • Apr 20

    Douglas & Douglas On The Duke Power Fable

    Douglas &amp; Douglas On The Duke Power Fable
    Robert Douglas (Labor Arbitrator) and his son Jeffrey Douglas (Melzer, Lipp and Goldstein) just published an important article in the Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal which explores the erroneous analysis utilized by Chief Justice…
  • Apr 14

    Breaking News California Appellate Court Reverses Vergara Which Held Calif Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional

    Breaking News California Appellate Court Reverses Vergara Which Held Calif Tenure Statutes Unconstitutional
    On April 14, 2016, a California appellate court reversed a lower court decision which declared several California tenure statutes unconstitutional under state law. Download Vergara Court of Appeals Opinion In a lengthy well-reasoned opinion…
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The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog

Covers constitutional law, copyright/technology, corporate law, criminal law, free speech, genetic testing, international law, national security and more.

http://uchicagolaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 22

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa

    Notice and Comment, Behavioral Economics, and United States v. Texa
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on the Supreme Court’s certiorari grant in United States v. Texas: In many respects, the Supreme Court’s cert grant earlier this week in United States v. Texas was utterly unsurprising. The Fifth Circuit…
  • Jan 6

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop

    Friedrichs, Free-Riding, and Life After the Agency Shop
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel and UC Berkeley Jurisprudence & Social Policy Ph.D. candidate David Louk on next Monday’s Supreme Court oral argument in Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association: The Supreme Court will soon decide…
  • Jan 1

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive

    The Tax Returns of the Top 400: A Deeper Dive
    Assistant Professor Daniel Hemel on taxes paid by the highest earners in the United States: The IRS released data this week on the 400 individual income tax returns with the highest adjusted gross incomes (AGIs). According to the IRS data,...
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The End of the Reagan Coalition

    The End of the Reagan Coalition
    The Republican National Convention is shaping up to be the biggest event of its kind since Jonestown. There will be plenty of time to digest the meaning of Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court's future (in other words, more liberal…
  • Apr 28

    Constructing Constitutional Authority

    Constructing Constitutional Authority
    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is in the news again.  After endorsing Sandy's project of calling for a constitutional convention, he recently spoke at an event on the state's challenge to the President's plan on illegal immigration and…
  • Apr 28

    Chomsky and Moral Philosophy

    Chomsky and Moral Philosophy
    Some Balkinization readers might be interested in "Chomsky and Moral Philosophy," a new paper I recently posted to SSRN.  It will appear in the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky (J. McGilvray, ed.), which is due…
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