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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: 8

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 2

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”

    The Future of Phones Says “Fi”
    Errata Security discusses Google’s Project Fi. An “MVNO” is a virtual mobile phone company — they don’t have any of their own network backbone or cell towers, but just rent them from the real mobile phone…
  • Jul 1

    Oh Joy

    Oh Joy
    Time to add _optout to the name of every wifi router out there. A Windows 10 feature, Wi-Fi Sense, smells like a security risk: it shares Wi-Fi passwords with the user’s contacts. Those contacts include their Outlook.com (nee Hotmail)…
  • Jun 27

    Drone Shooting in the New

    Drone Shooting in the New
    Looks like my article, Self-Defense Against Robots and Drones (written with Zak Colangelo) isn’t a minute too early. ArsTechnica reports Man shoots downs neighbor’s hexacopter in rural drone shotgun battle. The parties in Joe v…
Rank this Week: 12

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
  • Jun 30

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2015: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: Holger Jacobs, The necessity of choosing the law applicable to non-contractual claims in international…
  • Jun 28

    The Asian Market for Contract

    The Asian Market for Contract
    In continuation of my previous work on the international attractiveness of contract laws in ICC arbitration, I have posted the draft of a new empirical study focusing on Asia (The Laws of Asian International Business Transactions). It is…
  • Jun 25

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli,…

    I have been asked by Giacomo Pailli, Università degli Studi, Florence, to spread the word about this study on the service of documents. Good luck with it! The EU Commission has recently launched a European-wide study on the…
Rank this Week: 19

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 1

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?

    Will Supreme Court ruling reopen death chamber at San Quentin?
    Elisabeth Semel quoted in The Press Enterprise, June 29, 2015 “It is premature to speculate about how this is going to play out,” said Elisabeth Semel. “The future of the death penalty in California is very much up in…
  • Jul 1

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making

    Lawsuits over California water rights are a fight a century in the making
    Holly Doremus quoted in Los Angeles Times, June 29, 2015 The board “is starting to say certain kinds of uses are unacceptable, even if you hold senior rights, at least under dry conditions,” Doremus said.
  • Jul 1

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling

    States have ‘no obligation’ to accept same-sex marriage ruling
    Melissa Murray interviewed by NPR, June 29, 2015 “The United States Supreme Court may not have the power of the purse and the sword like Congress or the executive—Alexander Hamilton famously called the Court the least…
Rank this Week: 26

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 38

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: 49

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    At the Red Leaf Café...

    At the Red Leaf Café...
    ... you can say what you like.(And please use my Amazon portal if you need to do any on-line shopping. I keep forgetting to remind you to do that, and I appreciate it when you remember! Need some actual ideas? Here: fluff flip flops.)
  • Jul 2

    Bubble Wrap without the pop.

    Bubble Wrap without the pop.
    "... iBubble Wrap is laid out in columns of connected air pockets, so when pressure is applied to one 'bubble' the air gets pushed into neighboring bubbles."iBubble Wrap?iBullshit!
  • Jul 2

    "Hayuk’s claim says Starbucks 'brazenly created artwork that is substantially similar' to her own..."

    "Hayuk’s claim says Starbucks 'brazenly created artwork that is substantially similar' to her own..."
    "... and the 'Frappuccino Campaign is essentially identical to the Starbucks campaign 72andSunny proposed to Hayuk.'"The language here is important, and it shows why artists often have a hard time proving copyright infringement.... Proving…
Rank this Week: 59

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 2

    Research Handbook on Shareholder Power

    Research Handbook on Shareholder Power
    New! Handbook on #Shareholder #Power http://t.co/FIwiaVG9DM @ProfBainbridge #corporate #law #business @ABABusLaw pic.twitter.com/bvgOxYWHOs— Elgar Law (@Elgar_Law) July 2, 2015 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
  • Jul 1

    Volokh hits back at University of California's absurd new micro-agression policy

    Volokh hits back at University of California's absurd new micro-agression policy
    My UCLAW colleague Eugene Volokh writes in the LA Times (how he got it past the notoriously far left Times editorial board is something of a mystery): Calling affirmative action "racist" is an... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 30

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"
    Highly recommended reading [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 63

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 29

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law

    Blake: International Cultural Heritage Law
    Janet Blake (Shahid Beheshti Univ. - Law) has published International Cultural Heritage Law (Oxford Univ. Press 2015). Here's the abstract:This book provides a comprehensive overview of the development of international cultural heritage law…
  • Jun 29

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain

    Zarbiyev: Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain
    Fuad Zarbiyev (Curtis, Mallet-Prevost, Colt & Mosle LLP) has published Le discours interprétatif en droit international contemporain : Un essai critique (Bruylant 2015). Here's the abstract: Tout discours interprétatif se…
  • Jun 29

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation

    Plesch & Weiss: Wartime Origins and the Future United Nation
    Dan Plesch (SOAS, Univ. of London - Centre for International Studies and Diplomacy) & Thomas G. Weiss (City Univ. of New York - Political Science) have published Wartime Origins and the Future United Nations (Routledge 2015). Contents…
Rank this Week: 64

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 2

    The Difficulties Of Talking About Death

    The Difficulties Of Talking About Death
    Discussing death with loved ones can be both a sad and morbid topic, though it is important because far too many people are not prepared for the process of dying. In this column, Ellen Goodman discusses her own experiences dealing...
  • Jul 2

    Kirk Kerkorian’s Legacy Continues After His Passing

    Kirk Kerkorian’s Legacy Continues After His Passing
    I have previously discussed the estate of the late billionaire casino tycoon Kirk Kerkorian. It appears that Kerkorians influence and legacy over MGM Resorts will continue to be wielded through his close friend and executor of his estate…
  • Jul 2

    Why It's A Good Idea For Young Couples To Estate Plan

    Why It's A Good Idea For Young Couples To Estate Plan
    Most young couples do not take the death of either one into consideration when it comes to planning for the future. This perfectly understandable position seems logical until the realities of probate, guardianship of children, and other…
Rank this Week: 71

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 2

    Tran on the Press Clause & 3D Printing (And a Comment on the Fixation Thesis)

    Tran on the Press Clause & 3D Printing (And a Comment on the Fixation Thesis)
    Jasper L. Tran (George Mason University) has posted The Press Clause and 3D Printing: A Constitutional Manufacturing Right (14 Northwestern Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 2

    Vasiliev on Procedural Fairness & the ICC

    Vasiliev on Procedural Fairness & the ICC
    Sergey Vasiliev (VU University Amsterdam - Faculty of Law) has posted Procedural Fairness in the International Criminal Court (A. Sarvarian et al. (eds), Procedural Fairness in International Courts and Tribunals (London: BIICL 2015)) on SSRN.…
  • Jul 2

    Ludwig on Proxy Agency

    Ludwig on Proxy Agency
    Kirk Ludwig (Indiana University) has posted Proxy Agency in Collective Action (NOUS 48:1 (2014) 75-105) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper gives an account of proxy agency in the context of collective action. It takes the case of...
Rank this Week: 69

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 2

    From Chipotle: Two Minutes to Run

    From Chipotle: Two Minutes to Run
    Neil Gaimon taking part in Chipotle's Cultivating Thought Series: I am thinking about the fragility of civilization. Look around you, at the building you are in, the road you travel on. What you see was made by people who agreed...
  • Jul 2

    SoCal's Largest Immigration Detention Center is Growing

    SoCal's Largest Immigration Detention Center is Growing
    Adelanto Detention Center is Southern California's largest immigration detention facility. And it's about to get bigger. The facility, owned an operated by the private prison industry leader GEO Group Inc., currently houses 1,300 men. The LA…
  • Jul 2

    The Pope's Visa

    The Pope's Visa
    photo by Aletia Image Department As we told you yesterday, Pope Francis is coming to America. Here's the question tickling in the back of my head: How? I imagine he needs a visa. Vatican City is notably absent from the...
Rank this Week: 70

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 2

    Tocqueville Review Symposium on "Beyond Stateless Democracy"

    Tocqueville Review Symposium on "Beyond Stateless Democracy"
    The latest issue of The Tocqueville Review/La revue Tocqueville includes a symposium that is likely to interest our readers:Beyond stateless democracy Preface: The Reconfiguration Of Political History Thomas J. Sugrue Beyond Stateless…
  • Jul 2

    TerBeek's Obituary for Originalism

    TerBeek's Obituary for Originalism
    Calvin J. TerBeek, a Tulane JD and doctoral candidate in the Political Science Department at the University of Chicago, has posted Originalism's Obituary, which is to appear in the Utah Law Review (2015):This short essay argues that…
  • Jul 1

    Dayton on "The Oddest Man that I Ever Saw"

    Dayton on "The Oddest Man that I Ever Saw"
    Cornelia H. Dayton, University of Connecticut Department of History, has published a fascinating article, “The Oddest Man that I Ever Saw”: Assessing Cognitive Disability on Eighteenth-Century Cape Cod in the Journal of Social…
Rank this Week: 102

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 2

    Shit Academics Say: A Social Media Experiment

    Shit Academics Say: A Social Media Experiment
    Chronicle of Higher Education: @AcademicsSay: The Story Behind a Social-Media Experiment, by Nathan Hall (McGill): I am not an intellectual, leading expert, or public scholar. I am a rank-and-file academic with the job of balancing…
  • Jul 2

    Shaviro: Taxing Potential Community Members' Foreign Source Income

    Shaviro: Taxing Potential Community Members' Foreign Source Income
    Daniel Shaviro (NYU), Taxing Potential Community Members' Foreign Source Income: Recent years have witnessed rising debate, on both sides of the Atlantic, regarding how to define the category of individuals whom a given country classifies as…
  • Jul 2

    Bloomberg: Is It Time To Start Shutting Down Law Schools?

    Bloomberg: Is It Time To Start Shutting Down Law Schools?
    Bloomberg, Is It Time to Start Shutting Down Law Schools?: This month, the American Bar Association provisionally accredited a new law school at Concordia University. More than 200 law schools are accredited in the U.S. An analysis of data…
Rank this Week: 127

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 2

    Dignity and same-sex marriage

    Dignity and same-sex marriage
    As everyone expected, the Supreme Court decided that same-sex couples have a right to marry by a 5-4 margin, with Anthony Kennedy writing a majority opinion full of vague talk about dignity.  His opinion relied on his strange idea that…
  • Jul 2

    What is a Legislature?

    What is a Legislature?
    The constitutional question in Arizona State Legislature v. Arizona Independent Redistricting Commission (AIRC) is whether the State of Arizona can transfer the power to redistrict to an independent commission, which was created by a…
  • Jul 1

    A Telling Substitution

    A Telling Substitution
    I want to make a small observation about the Court's opinion on same-sex marriage.  In West Virginia State Board of Education v. Barnette, Justice Robert H. Jackson made this famous observation about the Bill of Rights:"The very purpose…
Rank this Week: 110

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 2

    The Grim Discrepancies of Capital Punishment

    The Grim Discrepancies of Capital Punishment
    I'm sorry to bid farewell to Prawfs readers on a grim note, but recent legal developments in the aftermath of Glossip might be of interest. Followers of the Boston Marathon Bombing trial may recall the discontent in Massachusetts over the…
  • Jul 2

    General Jurisdiction After Daimler

    General Jurisdiction After Daimler
    In Daimler AG v. Bauman and Goodyear v. Brown, the Supreme Court held that corporations do not subject themselves to general--or "all purpose"--jurisdiction simply by conducting continuous business in a state. Instead, a…
  • Jul 2

    A Legal Black Hole Springs a Leak?

    A Legal Black Hole Springs a Leak?
    A federal district judge in Minnesota recently ruled unconstitutional significant portions of that state’s system for detaining sex offenders after they’ve served their criminal sentences.[1] The fundamental defect, according to the…
Rank this Week: 116

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 2

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law

    Child Marriage in India: Loopholes in the Law
    By sheer numbers, child marriage in India dwarfs the rest of the world; India has the highest number of child brides of any country.  Although the rate of child marriage is decreasing for children under the age of 15, the rate of…
  • Jul 2

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty

    Introducing Akhila Kolisetty
    It’s our great pleasure today to welcome Akhila Kolisetty as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Akhila graduated from Harvard Law School with a J.D. in 2015, and will be joining the Open Society Foundations as a Presidential Fellow in Law…
  • Jul 1

    Go On! Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) – first round application deadline TOMORROW, July 2

    Go On! Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna (Pisa, Italy) – first round application deadline TOMORROW, July 2
    The deadline for non-EU citizens to apply for the XIV Edition of the Master in Human Rights and Conflict Management 2016 – Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna [pdf] in Pisa, Italy, is TOMORROW, July 2, 2015 (first round of…
Rank this Week: 126

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place

    America's 11 Most Endangered Historic Place
    The National Trust for Historic Preservation has put out its annual list of the country's most endangered historical sites. The Trust describes this year's entries as the "most diverse list ever." Here are the places facing threats:…
  • Jul 2

    Fischel on the Coase Theorem, Land Use Entitlements, and Rational Government

    Fischel on the Coase Theorem, Land Use Entitlements, and Rational Government
    William Fischel (Dartmouth - Econ) has posted The Coase Theorem, Land Use Entitlements, and Rational Government (Book Chapter) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This essay constitutes chapter 6 of my forthcoming book, Zoning Rules! The Economics…
  • Jun 30

    Conference Announcement: The City as a Common

    Conference Announcement: The City as a Common
    The City as a Commons: Reconceiving Urban Space, Common Goods and City Governance Bologna, Italy November 6-7 (2015) Website: http://www.labgov.it/wordpress/urbancommons/ Co-Chairs: Shelia Foster (Fordham) & Christian Iaione (Marconi -…
Rank this Week: 125

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Jun 25

    Reflection

    Reflection
    Originally posted on American Civil Rights Movement Immersion Program:On reflection, the American Civil Rights Immersion Program maintained a three-pronged mission. To walk in the footsteps of the heroes of the historical Civil Rights…
  • Jun 12

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment

    An unfortunate incident, a teachable moment
    Below is a letter I sent to students and parents of Phillips Academy in response to an unfortunate incident involving a group of our recent graduates. On Sunday, we celebrated Commencement in our 237th year under blue skies. We graduated…
  • Apr 2

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
Rank this Week: 113

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    From the Inbox

    From the Inbox
    From her corner office in New York’s Rockefeller Center, [Rebecca Patterson] the chief investment officer of Bessemer Trust Co. is putting $55.7 billion in client assets under geopolitical stress. ...  Patterson joined Bessemer,…
Rank this Week: 121

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 2

    Gurney on Ethics, Liability, and Programming Autonomous Vehicle

    Gurney on Ethics, Liability, and Programming Autonomous Vehicle
    Jeffrey K. Gurney (University of South Carolina - School of Law) has posted Crashing into the Unknown: An Examination of Crash-Optimization Algorithms Through the Two Lanes of Ethics and Law (Albany Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is…
  • Jul 2

    "Airlines Under Justice Dept. Investigation Over Possible Collusion"

    "Airlines Under Justice Dept. Investigation Over Possible Collusion"
    From The New York Times: But recently, airline executives have begun speaking more openly at industry conferences and with Wall Street analysts about so-called capacity discipline — industry jargon for limiting flights. . . . Last month,…
  • Jul 1

    Rapping on Law Schools and Criminal Justice Reform

    Rapping on Law Schools and Criminal Justice Reform
    Jonathan Rapping (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) has posted Grooming Tomorrow's Change Agents: The Role of Law Schools in Helping to Create a Just Society on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Numerous authorities have lamented the fact that…
Rank this Week: 131

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 132

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/
  • Jun 23

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: J.H. Dalhuisen, Globalization and the Transnationalization of Commercial and Financial Law, 67 Rutgers U. L. Rev. 19 (2015). Martin Gelter…
  • Jun 9

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Norah C. Avellan, Note, The Securities and Exchange Commission and the Growing Need for Cybersecurity in Modern Corporate America, 54…
  • Jun 9

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection

    Cheffins, Bank & Wells on Shareholder Protection
    Brian R. Cheffins, Steven A. Bank, and Harwell Wells have posted Shareholder Protection Across Time on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers the first systematic attempt to measure the development of shareholder protection in…
Rank this Week: 145

Teknoids - Supporting the…

Teknoids - Supporting the Unsupported

Teknoids are in legal academia, non-profits, the judiciary, and law firms plus others with interests in this area.

http://www.teknoids.net
  • Dec 7

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team

    The Social Dynamics of the R Core Team
    Recently a few members of R Core have indicated that part of what slows down the development of R as a language is that it has become increasingly difficult over the years to achieve consensus among the core developers of the language.…
  • Nov 29

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan

    Chill Pivots — Again!! — This Time To Help Creators Sell Videos Directly To Their Fan
    Turntable for video, err, Pinterest for video, uhhh, video startup Chill is coming out with a new product that it hopes will provide a new channel for independent content creators to sell their videos directly to fans. After the success of…
  • Nov 29

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant

    Intel Capital Leads $5M Round In Spain’s Indisys: Maker Of Machine-Human Interaction Natural Language Virtual Assistant
    Indisys, a Spanish company founded in 2005 which makes natural language virtual assistants and telephone operators to power 24/7 customer services, has raised a new funding round of $5 million, led by Intel Capital. Inveready Technology…
Rank this Week: 140

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 2

    Survey Say

    Survey Say
    The results are in on my recent Faculty Lounge poll as to which woman should be the new face of the US$10 bill! First things first: 61 voters cast their vote in this Condorcet poll, ranking seven candidates—Caitlyn Jenner, Rachel...
  • Jul 2

    African American Artist House Trivia

    African American Artist House Trivia
    In preparation for a post for July 4, I went in search this morning of the house of a civil rights hero, who grew up in my hometown. I was excited to see, after some work in the census of...
  • Jul 1

    Justice Scalia and Public Office

    Justice Scalia and Public Office
    Much has been written about the dilemma of Red State county clerks and other officials who have religious objections to same sex marriage. Are they required to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples? And what are the consequences if...
Rank this Week: 176

The University of Chicago Law…

The University of Chicago Law School Faculty Podcast

Listen to lectures by and discussions with the faculty of the University of Chicago Law School.

https://soundcloud.com/uchicagolaw
Rank this Week: 172

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 2

    Business School Legal Studies Professors on Twitter

    Business School Legal Studies Professors on Twitter
    Bridget Crawford (Pace Law) has posted an extensive list of law school professors on Twitter that is available here. Previously, I compiled a list of business law professors, in both business schools and law schools, but to avoid overlapping…
  • Jul 2

    Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Law and/or Ethics Professor Position

    Kelley School of Business at Indiana University - Law and/or Ethics Professor Position
    The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University has multiple open positions in their Business Law and Ethics Department. Kelley is well known in business school circles for having a strong legal studies program. Among the many fine…
  • Jul 2

    Tips for Those Who Know Almost Nothing About Business (aka some of my incoming students)

    Tips for Those Who Know Almost Nothing About Business (aka some of my incoming students)
    It's barely July and I have received a surprising number of emails from my incoming business association students about how they can learn more about business before class starts. To provide some context, I have about 70 students registered…
Rank this Week: 187

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 2

    The Guarantee Clause

    The Guarantee Clause
    Some attention is being given (or should be) to Footnote 3 of the Court’s opinion in the Arizona redistricting case, which states: The people’s sovereign right to incorporate themselves into a State’s lawmaking apparatus, by…
  • Jul 2

    My Green Bag Article

    My Green Bag Article
    Is now available here.
  • Jul 1

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC

    FAN 66.1 (First Amendment News) The Indecency Wars Continue — WDBJ TV opposes $325K fine proposed by FCC
    The enormous fine proposed by the FCC is also an extraordinary burden on protected speech. The FCC’s largest base fine for other types of violations by broadcasters is $10,000. — Jeffrey A. Marks, President & General…
Rank this Week: 201

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 1

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment

    Anti-Masking Laws, the Ku Klux Klan, and the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Reports that Ku Klux Klan (KKK) members are considering a rally in Columbia, South Carolina to support the controversial display of the confederate battle flag evokes…
  • Jun 30

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument at State Capitol Unconstitutional Under State Constitution

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Declares Ten Commandments Monument at State Capitol Unconstitutional Under State Constitution
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a relatively brief opinion today in Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, Oklahoma's highest court found that a Ten Commandments monument on the…
  • Jun 30

    Court Puts Union Fair Share on the Chopping Block

    Court Puts Union Fair Share on the Chopping Block
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court today agreed to hear Friedrichs v. Cal. Teachers Association, and certified the first question as "Should Abood be overruled?" The case is just the latest foray into the…
Rank this Week: 185

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jun 17

    The Expansion of Regarded-As Discrimination

    The Expansion of Regarded-As Discrimination
    The Americans with Disabilities Act protects three categories of individuals:  those presently disabled, those previously disabled, and those perceived to be disabled.  The latter is deemed “regarded as”; it does not…
  • Jun 5

    The Future of Restrictive Covenants in Settlements and Severance

    The Future of Restrictive Covenants in Settlements and Severance
    by Jay Wolman The law is ever changing and what is common may, at some point, become unlawful (or already is without folks realizing it).  Recent developments in statutory law and enforcement actions in existing law have really made me…
  • Jun 3

    If you ever wonder if being a lawyer is hard…. (City of Inglewood v. Teixeira)

    If you ever wonder if being a lawyer is hard…. (City of Inglewood v. Teixeira)
    Do you? Are you a law student, worried that you might not pass the bar? If you’re that worried, read this shit and remember that the idiot who filed this idiotic lawsuit is not only licensed, but has clients. See Inglewood, California…
Rank this Week: 202

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 2

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)

    Valley Crest Landscape Development, inc. v. Mission Pools (Cal. Ct. App. - July 2, 2015)
    How much do you think this fact pattern settles for:"The St. Regis is a resort facility located in Dana Point and is owned by CPH Monarch Hotel, LLC (CPH). . . . On September 15, 2007, Epp dived into the shallow end of one the swimming…
  • Jul 1

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)

    Santos v. Brown (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)
    The Court of Appeal publishes this opinion today.  And it's relentless.  Relentless.  Seriously. Relentless.Justice Hull lets you know at the very outset that we're not just talking about any defendant.  He lets you know…
  • Jul 1

    People v. DeHoyos (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)

    People v. DeHoyos (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2015)
    This morning's opinion reminds us that methamphetamine users are not necessarily the brightest people in the universe.  Even if they live in San Diego.  Witness:"San Diego Police Officers Andres Ruiz and Tyler Cockrell approached…
Rank this Week: 255

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 2

    LawNow Special Report: Self Represented-Litigant

    LawNow Special Report: Self Represented-Litigant
    In the most recent issue of LawNow, a publication of the Centre For Public Legal Education Alberta, there is a “Special Report” on self-represented litigants. It includes 3 articles: What Self–Represented Litigants…
  • Jul 2

    Privilege for Patent and Trademark Agent

    Privilege for Patent and Trademark Agent
    More changes are coming to intellectual property legislation as part of the latest federal budget announcements. Changes have been announced for the Patent Act, the Trade-marks Act, the Copyright Act and the Industrial Design Act. These…
  • Jul 2

    Be Heard: The Ontario Ministry of Labour Wants to Hear From You!

    Be Heard: The Ontario Ministry of Labour Wants to Hear From You!
    Public consultations commenced in Toronto on June 16th as part of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s (“MOL”) implementation of the Changing Workplaces Review, and are expected to continue throughout the summer until…
Rank this Week: 218

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 2

    What Are the Odds That Jay Was at Woodlawn at 3:00 P.M. on January 13th?

    What Are the Odds That Jay Was at Woodlawn at 3:00 P.M. on January 13th?
    Yesterday, I posted about Jay's statement to Detevtives Ritz and MacGillivary during his pre-interview that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School at 3:00 P.M. on January 13, 1999, whereupon he met Stephanie in the parking lot. Obviously,…
  • Jul 1

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal
    On Monday's Addendum Episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we delved more into Jay's statement that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School on January 13, 1999, where he saw his girlfriend Stephanie. Specifically, we talked about the notes…
  • Jun 30

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen
    Today, Adnan Syed filed his Motion to Re-Open Postconviction Proceedings. As should be clear to the readers of this blog, I agree with many of the arguments made in the motion: -It is "in the interests of justice" to reopen...
Rank this Week: 248

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 2

    The Purloined Letters -- Update

    The Purloined Letters -- Update
    I posted last year on Ms. Saavedra’s plight – and its implications for employees more generally – when the New Jersey Appellate Division last year upheld an indictment against a worker for removing documents for use in her employment…
  • Jul 1

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?

    Are Ride-Sharing Companies Exempt from FLSA Overtime Because They Operate a Taxicab Business?
    In recent legal challenges, Uber, Lyft, and other so-called “ride-sharing” companies have argued that the drivers who contract with them are independent contractors, not their employees, for purposes of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)…
  • Jun 30

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich

    Supreme Court Grants Cert in Friedrich
    Today, the Supreme Court granted cert. in Friedrich's v. Cal. Teacher's Association. The issues presented are (1) Whether Abood v. Detroit Board of Education should be overruled and public-sector “agency shop” arrangements invalidated…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 244

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 2

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?

    Will the UK Begin Airstrikes Against ISIS in Syria?
    Prime Minister David Cameron is looking to do more in Syria against ISIS.  Today his Minister of Defence, Michael Fallon, made the case before Parliament that the UK should participate in coalition airstrikes against ISIS inside…
  • Jul 2

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud

    Jihadology Podcast: Jihadi Ideology/History with Nelly Lahoud
    This episode features a discussion of jihadi primary sources from June, an interview with Nelly Lahoud, and a new segment: #SocialMedia. This episode covers jihadi primary source releases related to: Anti-Islamic State messages IS…
  • Jul 2

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    ISIS has successfully incorporated itself into a “large network of looters” plundering and destroying archaeological sites for profit as well as propaganda value, the New York Times writes. Be sure to check out the Times’…
Rank this Week: 304

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 2

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual

    Guest Post: The Law of Occupation in the New DOD Law of War Manual
    by Gregory H. Fox by Gregory H. Fox [Gregory H. Fox is Professor of Law and Director of the Program for International Legal Studies, Wayne State University Law School.] In the aftermath of the Iraq occupation, a vigorous debate began over the…
  • Jul 1

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July

    UN Ombudsperson Kimberly Prost to Leave Post in July
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon Kimberly Prost, the current UN Ombudsperson, will be leaving her post in mid-July when her term expires.   However, no replacement has been appointed, nor has the UN implemented a transition plan for…
  • Jun 29

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, June 29, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Suspected Islamist fighters attacked a town in western Mali near the border with neighbouring…
Rank this Week: 291

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jul 2

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Teachers' Union Dues Case

    Supreme Court Grants Certiorari in Teachers' Union Dues Case
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari Monday to hear Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association, the case about compulsory teachers' union dues that some observers say will threaten union financing. Friedrichs challenges California's…
  • Jul 1

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional
    On Monday, the Supreme Court of Colorado in Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District struck down a voucher program in Douglas County, finding that the Choice Scholarship Pilot Program violated separation of church and…
  • Jun 30

    Texas to Put Video-cameras in Special Education Rooms, But Why Not All Rooms? by Mark Weber

    Texas to Put Video-cameras in Special Education Rooms, But Why Not All Rooms? by Mark Weber
    On June 19, Texas enacted a law, S.B. No. 507, calling for video surveillance of special education classrooms. The law applies to all public schools, including open-enrollment charter schools, that receive a request from a parent, trustee, or…
Rank this Week: 324

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Jul 2

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect

    Spain's Gag Law Now In Effect
    Spain's much criticized new "gag" law (ley mordaza) is now in effect, and its provisions could have a chilling effect on protest against government actions generally. Anyone convicted of illegally assembling, for example, could be…
  • Jul 2

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case

    Turkish High Court Rules In Favor Of Journalist In Freedom of Speech Case
    Turkey's Constitutional Court has ruled that a prison sentence imposed on reporter Bekir Coskun for criticizing government officials was a violation of his freedom of speech and freedom of the press. The Court has ordered the officials who…
  • Jun 30

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel

    Media Access to Clients and Counsel
    Siobhan Helen Shea and Richard Daniel Tannenbaum have published Essay: The First Amendment Right of Access to Clients and Counsel: HRC v. Baker at 23 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. 771 (1992). Download the full text of the essay at...
Rank this Week: 312

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 2

    Making the forceful (and effective) case that modern bail systems operate unconstitutionally

    Making the forceful (and effective) case that modern bail systems operate unconstitutionally
    This recent Slate piece, headlined ""Is Bail Unconstitutional?: Our broken system keeps the poor in jail and lets the rich walk free," highlights some impressive efforts by impressive lawyers to litigate strategically modern…
  • Jul 2

    Varied perspectives on the varied challenges facing varied victim

    Varied perspectives on the varied challenges facing varied victim
    I am sometimes inclined to say to my sentencing students that crime victims, especially victims of violent crimes, are often the most important and least understood players in the criminal justice system. Helpfully, these two new lengthy and…
  • Jul 1

    Despite Glossip, hope for judicial abolition of the death penalty endure

    Despite Glossip, hope for judicial abolition of the death penalty endure
    This new Slate commentary by Robert J. Smith highlights that, despite the Supreme Court's ruling in Glossip upholding Oklahoma's execution protocol, at least some still believe there could soon be five SCOTUS votes to do away with the death…
Rank this Week: 313

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 2

    Despite the Supreme Court Ruling, Ministers Will Not Be Forced to Marry Gay Couple

    Despite the Supreme Court Ruling, Ministers Will Not Be Forced to Marry Gay Couple
    From MLive.com: Although the U.S. Supreme Court legalized gay marriage on Friday, ministers will not be forced to marry gay couples, said a professor who specializes in constitutional law. "As of today, there are no laws in the state…
  • Jul 1

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage
    From ABC News: Thousands of people in Puerto Rico celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow gay marriage as authorities rushed to approve legislation extending marriage rights in the socially conservative U.S. territory. Just…
  • Jun 30

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law
    From The Wall Street Journal: The New York state Senate passed sweeping revisions Wednesday to alimony laws that change how some payments are set and eliminate a long-debated requirement that judges calculate the lifetime value of a license…
Rank this Week: 311

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
Rank this Week: 308

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jun 30

    New Oxford Review

    New Oxford Review
    While it is tempting to align with the Copperheads, the Northern anti-war and anti-Lincoln Democrats who sympathized with the South, by doing so one runs headlong into true detestation of slavery. A similar contradiction manifests itself when…
  • Jun 30

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance
    Who doesn’t love a well-aged Porterhouse steak or an 18-month aged slice of prosciutto? Perhaps that’s what Chinese smugglers who were caught selling 40-year old frozen meat were thinking. Chinese officials found and confiscated…
  • Jun 30

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New
    The celestial highlight of the month is actually a drama that has been building all through June: The two brightest planets in our sky — Venus and Jupiter — have been slowly approaching each other. via www.nbcnews.com I saw it...
Rank this Week: 276