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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: 6

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 24

    Ormerod & Trautman on the Fourth Amendment, the Third Party Doctrine, & Carpenter v. United State

    Ormerod & Trautman on the Fourth Amendment, the Third Party Doctrine, & Carpenter v. United State
    Peter C. Ormerod (Western Carolina University) & Lawrence J. Trautman (Western Carolina University) have posted A Descriptive Analysis of the Fourth Amendment and the Third-Party Doctrine in the Digital Age on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 24

    Dagan on Contemporary Legal Realism

    Dagan on Contemporary Legal Realism
    Hanoch Dagan has posted Contemporary Legal Realism (Encyclopedia for Law and Social Philosophy, Mortimer Sellers and Stephan Kirste (eds.), New York: Springer, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short chapter, which is prepared…
  • Jul 24

    Hemel & Posner on Presidential Obstruction of Justice

    Hemel & Posner on Presidential Obstruction of Justice
    Daniel Jacob Hemel and Eric A. Posner (University of Chicago Law School) have posted Presidential Obstruction of Justice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal obstruction of justice statutes bar anyone from interfering with law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 10

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?

    The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?
    That’s the theme for this week’s morning lectures at the Chautauqua Institution.  This morning’s speaker was Linda Greenhouse, to be followed by Annette Gordon-Reed, Jeffrey Rosen, Akhil Reed Amar, and Theodore…
  • Jul 24

    Arlyck on the Courts and Foreign Affairs at the Founding

    Arlyck on the Courts and Foreign Affairs at the Founding
    Kevin Arlyck has published The Courts and Foreign Affairs at the Founding in the BYU Law Review 2017: 1-65.  From the introduction:In contrast to standard presidentialist accounts of how institutional responsibility for foreign affairs…
  • Jul 24

    Robinette and Graham on Prosser as Dean (and Fallible Human)

    Robinette and Graham on Prosser as Dean (and Fallible Human)
    Christopher J. Robinette, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, and Kyle Graham, have posted The Prosser Letters: Scholar as Dean, which is forthcoming in the Journal of Tort Law:Examining a previously unexplored trove of letters, this…
Rank this Week: 11

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Private Equity Companies and Parental Liability—Appeal Court Hands Down Judgement in the Dutch Flour Cartel

    Private Equity Companies and Parental Liability—Appeal Court Hands Down Judgement in the Dutch Flour Cartel
    Pieter van Osch describes Private Equity Companies and Parental Liability—Appeal Court Hands Down Judgement in the Dutch Flour Cartel. ABSTRACT: In an appeal against the first ever cartel fine imposed by the Autoriteit Consument & Markt…
  • Jul 24

    An empirical evaluation of the normative justifications for cartel criminalisation

    An empirical evaluation of the normative justifications for cartel criminalisation
    Andreas Stephan, UEA Law School & Centre for Competition Policy offers An empirical evaluation of the normative justifications for cartel criminalization. ABSTRACT: A growing number of jurisdictions treat ‘hardcore’ cartel conduct as…
  • Jul 24

    Ski Taxi: Joint Bidding in Procurement as Price-Fixing?

    Ski Taxi: Joint Bidding in Procurement as Price-Fixing?
    Albert Sanchez-Graells asks Ski Taxi: Joint Bidding in Procurement as Price-Fixing? ABSTRACT: Since joint bidding in public procurement procedures involves price-fixing between the members of the bidding consortium, the assessment of whether…
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

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Langford, Behn, & Lie: The Ethics and Empirics of Double Hatting

    Langford, Behn, & Lie: The Ethics and Empirics of Double Hatting
    Malcolm Langford (Univ. of Oslo - Law), Daniel Behn (Univ. of Oslo - PluriCourts), & Runar Hilleren Lie (Univ. of Oslo - PluriCourts) have posted an ESIL Reflection on The Ethics and Empirics of Double Hatting.
  • Jul 23

    Call for Papers: Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism

    Call for Papers: Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism
    The T.M.C. Asser Instituut has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism - International (Human Rights) Law Challenges and Opportunities." Here's the call: According to the Global…
  • Jul 23

    New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law

    New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law
    The latest issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 25, no. 3, August 2017) is out. Contents include:Benedict Abrahamson Chigara, Incommensurabilities of the SADC Land Issue and Nozick's Entitlement Theory …
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Jul 22

    The Constitutional Iceberg

    The Constitutional Iceberg
    Josh Marshall summarizes it best: Trump is in many ways his own worst accuser. Anyone who’s been in business for decades would not welcome a searching legal scrutiny of years of business. Most people, certainly in Trump’s line of…
  • Jul 21

    Contingency Plan

    Contingency Plan
    Is this over-the-top? Paranoid? Sadly, no. Pix from Digby’s blog which also points me to Host a Mueller Firing Rapid Response Event. Myself I have to think the odds are that Trump is not so crazed as to try to … Continue reading…
  • Jul 18

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?
    Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option. The post Time to Buy or Sell Stocks? appeared first on Discourse.net.
Rank this Week: 16

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Barnes v. Annucci, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110564 (ND NY, July 14, 2017), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended that a Nation of Islam inmate be allowed to move ahead with his complaint that during a cell search, authorities…
  • Jul 24

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Yishai Blank, In Search of the Secular, (Institutionalizing Rights and Religion: Competing Supremacies 126-144 (L. Batnitzky & H. Dagan eds., Cambridge University Press) (2017)).Howard Kislowicz, Business Corporations as…
  • Jul 23

    Ark Encounter Land Transfer Jeopardizes Tax Incentive

    Ark Encounter Land Transfer Jeopardizes Tax Incentive
    WHAS reported Saturday that Ark Encounter theme park may not get the $18 million in sales tax rebate incentives previously promised to it because the land on which the theme park sits has been sold for a nominal amount to a non-profit entity…
Rank this Week: 19

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    AALS Bans Conferences In Texas Due To Immigration, Bathroom Bill

    AALS Bans Conferences In Texas Due To Immigration, Bathroom Bill
    Texas Lawyer, Law School Association Ditches Texas Over Immigration, Bathroom Bill: The American Association of Law Schools is moving a 2018 conference from Austin to Chicago and will no longer hold meetings in Texas because of the state's…
  • Jul 24

    New Sri Lanka Tax Bill Aims To Widen Tax Net, Cut Indirect Taxe

    New Sri Lanka Tax Bill Aims To Widen Tax Net, Cut Indirect Taxe
    Reuters, New Sri Lanka Tax Bill Aims to Widen Tax Net, Cut Indirect Taxes: Sri Lanka's new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and…
  • Jul 24

    California Bar Cut Score, Lawyer Salaries Are Second Highest In Country: Anti-Competitive Or Pro-Consumer Protectionism?

    California Bar Cut Score, Lawyer Salaries Are Second Highest In Country: Anti-Competitive Or Pro-Consumer Protectionism?
    Following up on my previous post (links below): Michael Simkovic (USC), Is California’s Bar Examination Minimum Passing Score Anti-competitive?: The deans of almost all ABA approved California law schools have jointly expressed concerns…
Rank this Week: 21

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Introducing our new student editors: Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou

    Introducing our new student editors: Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou
    On behalf of the IntLawGrrls editorial team, I’m delighted to welcome two new student editors, Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou, to the blog. Carla Cortavarría is a rising 2L at Temple University Beasley School of…
  • Jul 12

    At the centenary of chemical warfare, a visit to Flanders’ World War I battlefield

    At the centenary of chemical warfare, a visit to Flanders’ World War I battlefield
    YPRES, Belgium – Beautiful vistas and bright sunlight cannot blind the visitor to the pain of this place. This place is Flanders Fields, the name given to the part of west Belgium, close to the French border, that saw intense battles…
  • Jul 12

    U.S. Government Sued Over Illegally Turning Away Asylum Seeker

    U.S. Government Sued Over Illegally Turning Away Asylum Seeker
    Today several groups filed suit against the U.S. government’s Department of Homeland Security and the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency for turning away asylum seekers, contrary to domestic and international law. Along the…
Rank this Week: 26

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    Shakespeare's Plays: a ranking

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

    Guest Contributor

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

    Test again.

    Test again.
Rank this Week: 27

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 24

    New Associate Dean to Bring Greater Awareness To Law Faculty Work

    New Associate Dean to Bring Greater Awareness To Law Faculty Work
    July 1, Jeff Cooper took on his new role as the associate dean of research and faculty development at Quinnipiac University’s School of Law. He has been teaching at the law school since 2003. Cooper sees himself as an agent...
  • Jul 24

    Article on 2016 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

    Article on 2016 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law
    Jeffrey A. Cooper, John R. Ivimey, & Katherine E. Coleman recently published an Article entitled, 2016 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of…
  • Jul 24

    How the Medicaid Debate Affects Long-Term Care Insurance Decision

    How the Medicaid Debate Affects Long-Term Care Insurance Decision
    The Senate just released the newest version of its health insurance bill last Thursday. The most current form of the bill has not done much to mitigate the drastic reductions in Medicaid spending seen in the original bill. Regardless of...
Rank this Week: 33

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 24

    CUNY/Baruch College Seeks Business Law Faculty

    CUNY/Baruch College Seeks Business Law Faculty
    This just in: The Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College/CUNY invites applications for full-time tenure track positions at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor rank in the Department of Law. The Department of Law offers courses to…
  • Jul 23

    A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Object

    A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Object
    In 2018, Cambridge University Press will publish a book titled A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, edited by Dan Hunter and Claudy Op Den Camp. Inspired by the British Museum/BBC podcast A History of the World in 100...
  • Jul 23

    A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law School

    A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law School
    In March, my co-author Christopher J. Ryan, Jr. and I posted a draft article to SSRN, describing a law school ranking system based on the revealed preferences of law students. The article got some attention from David Bernstein at the...
Rank this Week: 34

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 22

    Update on late-game fouling and the "Elam Ending"

    Update on late-game fouling and the "Elam Ending"
    In April I wrote about the proposal from Nick Elam to eliminate late-game fouling basketball by making the end of the game untimed and playing to a target score (+7 of the leading team when the clock is turned off in the final minute). The…
  • Jul 22

    CFP: National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholar

    CFP: National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholar
    The Rehnquist Center is pleased to announce the inaugural National Conference of Constitutional Law Scholars. The conference will be held at the Westward Look Resort in Tucson, Arizona, on March 16-17, 2018. Its goal is to create a vibrant…
  • Jul 22

    Sponsored Post: Introducing students to legal research

    Sponsored Post: Introducing students to legal research
    The following post is by Robert C. Berring, Jr. (Berkeley) and is sponsored by West Academic The first-year law student encounters a daunting task. If she did not spend a few years working as a legal assistant or did not grow up in a family…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 43

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
  • Jul 23

    A Presidential Indictment

    A Presidential Indictment
    Perhaps I’m missing something in the discussion of this issue, but to my mind the question of whether a president can be indicted is simple–the President can only be indicted by a federal prosecutor if he consents to the…
  • Jul 22

    The Seventh Amendment and Louisiana

    The Seventh Amendment and Louisiana
    As I’m still going through the proofs of my book and trying to complete my reapportionment paper, let’s still with offbeat posts for the time being. The Seventh Amendment is among the few that the Supreme Court has not extended to…
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection
    Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its conference “New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation,” which will be held on Friday,…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Jul 20

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law

    Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Law
    Al Jazeera (Jul. 19, 2017): Chile Moves to Ease Strict Abortion Laws, by AFP News Agency: In 1989, the dictatorial regime of Augusto Pinochet Ugarte outlawed abortion in Chile in all cases. Almost 30 years later, the law remains unchanged....
  • Jul 18

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed

    Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed
    Nashville Public Radio (Jul. 17, 2017): Why Women Still Must See A Doctor For The Pill, A Year After Tennessee Law Changed, by Chas Sisk Early last year, Democrats and Republicans in the Tennessee Legislature co-sponsored and passed…
  • Jul 13

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach

    Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach
    Human Rights Watch (July 10, 2017): Contraception is Lifesaving but Often Out of Reach, by Nisha Varia This week, the Family Planning Summit met in London. The goal of this annual meeting is to bring governments, donors, and civil society...
Rank this Week: 47

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 24

    Distinct approaches to the opioid epidemic

    Distinct approaches to the opioid epidemic
    Earlier this month, Kathleen Sebelius and Tommy Thompson, who served as U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services under the last two Presidents, penned this Hill commentary headlined "5 big ideas to halt America's opioid…
  • Jul 24

    "Nine Lessons About Criminal Justice Reform: What Washington can learn from the states"

    "Nine Lessons About Criminal Justice Reform: What Washington can learn from the states"
    The title of this post is the headline of this extended essay by Bill Keller published last week at The Marshall Project. I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts focused on some of Bill's most sentencing-specific lessons:...
  • Jul 23

    "North Dakota’s Norway Experiment: Can humane prisons work in America? A red state aims to find out."

    "North Dakota’s Norway Experiment: Can humane prisons work in America? A red state aims to find out."
    The title of this post is the headline of this interesting new Mother Jones piece. Here are a few excerpts from a piece that justifies a full read: Scandinavian prisons tend to elicit eye rolls from law-and-order types weaned on...
Rank this Week: 58

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 57

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: 56

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 24

    Can the SEC unilaterally ignore Dodd-Frank rule making requirements?

    Can the SEC unilaterally ignore Dodd-Frank rule making requirements?
    When Dodd-Frank was passed, the Democrats had control of Congress, the White House, and the SEC. Despite that preponderance, Leviathan moved ever so slowly. As a result, seven years after Dodd-Frank... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.
    Richard Posner, pp. 72-73 of his new book. Actual quote says "of those states," refers back to "states of the deep South" in prev sentence. https://t.co/5braUI1rYK — Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) July... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 21

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker
    I've wanted a pressure cooker for a long time but hadn't gotten around to getting one. When I finally decided to do so, I discovered the new wave of multi-cookers. In theory, they do it all: brown,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 60

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 24

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Jul 24

    Proprietary Algorithms for Public Purpose

    Proprietary Algorithms for Public Purpose
    It is now generally recognized that “code is law”: how computers process the millions of on/off, yes/no signals in their binary universe can have legal effects beyond their obvious output. Deciding how computers handle data they…
  • Jul 23

    Problems in Family Law Are More Than Just Gender

    Problems in Family Law Are More Than Just Gender
    Lawyers agree on few things, but one of the issues that there appears to be consensus on is that the legal system is in crisis. The family law system is particularly strained, and complaints about family law go back decades. I touched on this…
Rank this Week: 62

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jul 23

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art

    Stealing Is Stealing, Even in the Name of Art
    [Cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] It is almost impossible to imagine, but an Israeli art student made six trips to Auschwitz for the purpose of stealing artifacts, which she then fashioned into an exhibit at one of Israel's leading…
  • Jul 12

    The Ethics of Peer Review

    The Ethics of Peer Review
    [cross-posted from The Faculty Lounge] The Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) was established in the UK by academic journal editors, and it now has members around the world. Among other activities, COPE publishes an extensive set of…
  • Jul 3

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University

    Questions about Prof. Michael Sharpe's "St Cross Special Ethics Seminar" at Oxford University
    I have a guest post today at the Virology Blog about Dr. Michael Sharpe's recent presentation on ethics, ME/CFS, and "the future of science," which I have copied in full below: On 1 June 2017, Professor Michael Sharpe presented the...
Rank this Week: 68

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: 67

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 24

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Governments to Internet: STFU

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Governments to Internet: STFU
    Everybody’s a critic, and everybody’s a censor, at least if you judge by today’s episode: Maury Shenk tells us the European Court of Justice will soon rule on its authority to censor what Americans read. Markham…
  • Jul 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Jared Kushner met behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee today, answering questions about his interactions with Russian officials, The Washington Post reports. In both his brief statement following the meeting and in his…
  • Jul 24

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)   Tuesday, July 25 at 10:00am. The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats. Michael…
Rank this Week: 72

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    "DOJ and FBI takedown largest ever illegal dark web marketplace"

    "DOJ and FBI takedown largest ever illegal dark web marketplace"
    From Jurist: The US Department of Justice (DOJ) together with the FBI [official websites] have seized and shut down [DOJ press release] AlphaBay, a criminal marketplace on the "dark web" on Thursday. The site, which has reportedly…
  • Jul 24

    "How To Reform Criminal Justice, When Prosecutors Hold The Power"

    "How To Reform Criminal Justice, When Prosecutors Hold The Power"
    Former prosecutor Dylan Hayne authored this commentary on WBUR, reported in the NACDL news scan. In part: It’s easy to encourage overzealous evidence-gathering, use harsh charges to leverage plea deals on lesser charges or avoid difficult…
  • Jul 24

    Morales on Crime-Based Deportation

    Morales on Crime-Based Deportation
    Daniel I. Morales (DePaul University College of Law) has posted Transforming Crime-Based Deportation (New York University Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 3, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why not rid the United States of criminal noncitizens…
Rank this Week: 76

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: 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/
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Feb 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
Rank this Week: 80

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 19

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial

    NPR: Huge Convictions in Thai Human Trafficking Trial
    NPR reports: A Thai army general and local politicians are among the dozens of people found guilty at a Bangkok court Wednesday in one of Thailand's largest human trafficking trials. Thailand has faced international criticism for years over…
  • Jul 19

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach

    New Edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach
    Congratulations to Paul Secunda, Jeff Hirsch, and Mike Duff on the publication of the second edition of Labor Law: A Problem-Based Approach (2d ed. 2017). Here's the publisher's description: The problem-based approach of Labor Law: A…
  • Jul 16

    Textualism Gone Mad?

    Textualism Gone Mad?
    A district court in Minnesota recently held that retaliation against a prospective hire for requesting an accommodation wasn’t actionable under §704(a). At issue in EEOC v. N. Mem'l Health Care was a claim on behalf of an applicant whose…
Rank this Week: 90

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Death and the War Power

    Death and the War Power
    Some time ago, I began thinking about how war death matters to the history of war politics and war power through musings on this blog. Responses to those posts -- even in the comments(!) -- were helpful and thought provoking. It has taken me…
  • Jul 20

    Pardons Are For The Guilty

    Pardons Are For The Guilty
    Tomorrow the Trump du jour will be whether the President might pardon his aides, his family members, or even himself. I want to make one observation about this; a quote from the Supreme Court's 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States,…
  • Jul 18

    Fault Lines in the Constitution

    Fault Lines in the Constitution
    My wife and I have co-authored a book, directed primarily at 10-18 year olds, titled Fault Lines in the Constitution:  The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.  It focuses very much on structural features of…
Rank this Week: 103

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

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

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)
    Your usual parental termination appeal typically involves horrible facts.  If there's a jurisdictional dispute, it often involves technical stuff about ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) notice.But this one's different.  And I learned…
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
  • Jul 19

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)
    Some things seem common, some things seem strange."Sharkey, who had ties to the West Coast Crips (WCC) street gang, was playing dice in downtown San Diego when Roberts, known as "Scrappy," shot her twice in the chest."  Do people really…
Rank this Week: 110

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 106

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 29

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin

    Trump’s hiring problem is getting better – but his administration is still thin
    Anne O’Connell quoted by CNBC, June 30, 2017 O’Connell adds that deregulation — a key plank of the Trump agenda — could be hindered by a lack of officials at executive branch agencies. Agencies looking to repeal…
  • Jun 29

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback

    California politicians’ gun control moves hit by 2 setback
    Franklin Zimring quoted by ABC News, June 30, 2017 Politicians of both political parties wind up passing “emotionally symbolic but operationally quite modest” proposals, he said. “That’s exactly where California…
  • Jun 29

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court

    Anthony Kennedy has major incentive to stay on US Supreme Court
    Jesse Choper quoted by San Francisco Chronicle, June 30, 2017 Jesse Choper, a UC Berkeley law professor and former Supreme Court law clerk, said Kennedy is “the single most powerful public official in the United States.”
Rank this Week: 100

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Jun 17

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction

    Misreading Rod Rosenstein and Missing a New Angle on Obstruction
    Talking heads were in a dither yesterday, trying to decipher DAG Rosenstein's brief statement about the danger of relying on news accounts from supposedly reliable sources. See here for the Washington Post's account. Below is Rosenstein's…
  • Jun 7

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?

    DOJ Ends Third Party Settlement Practice - But What is No Longer Allowed?
    Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a press release today here putting an end to settlements that had payments to third parties as a condition of settlement. The press release says that " [w]ith this directive, we are ending this…
  • May 23

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down

    Environmental Crime Prosecutions Down
    Trac reports - "The latest available data from the Justice Department show that during the first six months of FY 2017 the government reported 152 new environment prosecutions. If this activity continues at the same pace, the annual…
Rank this Week: 118

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: 139

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 138

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Jul 22

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner
    Eric Beech (Reuters), Trump to Nominate Former Senate Aide Peirce for SEC Commissioner: U.S. President Donald Trump intends to nominate former Senate Republican aide Hester Maria Peirce to be a member of the Securities and Exchange…
  • Jul 22

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law

    Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law
    I received the following conference announcement: Call for Papers: Symposium on Personalized Law Presented by the University of Chicago Law Review and the Coase-Sandor Institute for Law and Economics April 27-28, 2018 We are pleased to…
  • Jul 17

    New Securities Law Articles in Print

    New Securities Law Articles in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Jesus Garcia Aparicio, Note, Enhancing Shareholder Rights in Intermediated Securities Holding Structures Across Borders, 13 N.Y.U. J.L.…
Rank this Week: 123

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

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

    WordPress Plugin For Avvo Star Rating And Review

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

    Jail For Laughing Protester Is An Outrage

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

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

    Marc Randazza’s most recent CNN column analyzes U.C. Berkley’s decision to silence Ann Coulter
    See Dear Berekely: Even Ann Coulter deserves free speech. There has been a wave of violent outbursts against conservative speakers during the 2016 election season, including violent protestors at Berkeley driving Milo Yiannopolous off campus…
Rank this Week: 134

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 24

    Lawyer Spanks and Is Spanked In Return

    Lawyer Spanks and Is Spanked In Return
    The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board web page notes On July 10, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Jud Andrew Fischel’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering his…
  • Jul 24

    A Question Of Balance: Privacy Of Attorney v. Public Interest In Open Bar Proceeding

    A Question Of Balance: Privacy Of Attorney v. Public Interest In Open Bar Proceeding
    A petitioner who had filed for reinstatement in the District of Columbia and thereafter voluntarily withdrew the petition was successful in his attempt to redact portions of the hearing committee report from the public record. A hearing…
  • Jul 24

    Mortgagor Rhymes With Poor

    Mortgagor Rhymes With Poor
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has proposed the permanent disbarment of a convicted attorney In addition to being a licensed Louisiana lawyer, Respondent held a license as a mortgage originator and was a principal of Metropolitan…
Rank this Week: 148

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 21

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?
    Given recent reporting that raises the specter of a Presidential self-pardon, a few sources are worth considering. First, there is the Constitutional text itself, which is not surprisingly inconclusive on this issue. Article II §2 begins by…
  • Jul 12

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a careful and well-reasoned opinion in Animal Defense Fund v. Herbert, United States District Judge for Utah, Judge Robert J. Shelby, has concluded that Utah's…
  • Jul 7

    Third Circuit: First Amendment Right to Record Police

    Third Circuit: First Amendment Right to Record Police
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Fields v. City of Philadelphia, the Third Circuit concluded that "Simply put, the First Amendment protects the act of photographing, filming, or…
Rank this Week: 152

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian J.M. Quinn, Afra Afsharipour, and Michael A. Woronoff.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 21

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting

    Call for Papers: Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting
    CALL FOR PAPERS AALS Section on Transactional Law and Skills Access to the Courts in the Transactional Setting 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA This call for papers solicits unpublished papers that analyze the question of access to…
  • Apr 4

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation

    Call for Papers: Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation
    Fifth Annual Workshop for Corporate & Securities Litigation: Call for Papers UCLA School of Law, in conjunction with the University of Richmond School of Law, Boston University School of Law, and University of Illinois College of Law,…
  • Feb 7

    Appraisal and Merger Price

    Appraisal and Merger Price
    Over the past couple of years something has been happening in appraisal litigation. For a long time, appraisal litigation was something of a backwater: experts battling over which variables a judge must insert into a discounted cash flow…
Rank this Week: 143