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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: 2

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: 11

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 24

    Go On! IACHR to hear testimony on domestic violence in United States Monday, Oct. 27

    Go On! IACHR to hear testimony on domestic violence in United States Monday, Oct. 27
    This coming Monday at 10:15 ET, there will be a hearing on the U.S.’ compliance with the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights’ 2011 decision in Jessica Lenahan (Gonzales) v. US, concerning the human rights of…
  • Oct 24

    Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Discusses Juvenile Justice Issue

    Inter-American Commission on Human Rights Discusses Juvenile Justice Issue
    This past Tuesday, October 21, Inter-American Commissioner Rosa María Ortiz spoke at the Sturm College of Law at the University of Denver as part of a tour through the United States to learn about the U.S. juvenile justice system. As…
  • Oct 22

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize

    Write On! ASIL Francis Lieber Prize
    The Francis Lieber Prize is awarded annually by the American Society of International Law’s Lieber Society on the Law of Armed Conflict to the authors of publications which the judges consider to be outstanding in the field of law and…
Rank this Week: 14

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Oct 24

    Privacy and Intellectual Freedom

    Privacy and Intellectual Freedom
    Neil M. Richards and Joanna F. Cornwell, both of Washington University in Saint Louis School of Law, have published Privacy and Intellectual Freedom in The Handbook of Intellectual Freedom (Mark Alfino, ed., Unwin, 2014). Here is the…
  • Oct 22

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene

    Washington Post's Ben Bradlee Passes From the Scene
    Ben C. Bradlee, former executive editor of the Washington Post, has died at the age of 93. Mr. Bradlee joined the paper in 1965, brought on board by legendary owner Katharine Graham, and oversaw its growth into one of the...
  • Oct 22

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right

    Political Advertising on TV in the UK Legal Regime and the European Convention on Human Right
    Ronan Ó Fathaigh, University of Amsterdam, Institute for Information Law, is publishing Political Advertising Bans and Freedom of Expression in volume 27 of the Greek Public Law Journal in volume 27 (2014). Here is the abstract. In Animal…
Rank this Week: 19

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/
  • Oct 24

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?

    Looking for a Good Student Note Topic?
    I think this qualifies: FTDI Removes Driver From Windows Update That Bricked Cloned Chips (via Slashdot). As Ars Technica explains: Hardware hackers building interactive gadgets based on the Arduino microcontrollers are finding that a recent…
  • Oct 20

    The New Pictogram

    The New Pictogram
    Google released 750 new icons for phones and tablets that will undoubtedly take over the world. They’re free for anyone to use. (Click above for a larger image of a some of them.) Cory Doctorow thinks this move by Google ……
  • Oct 20

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)

    2014 November Voting Guide (Part Two: Constitutional Amendments, Charter Amendments, and a Bond Issue)
    This is part two of a two-part guide to the ballot in South Florida. Part One covered candidates on the 2014 ballot in Miami-Dade; this part looks at the three state-wide proposals to amend the Florida Constitution, at four proposals ……
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Oct 24

    Levinson on Gender Equality & Religious Autonomy

    Levinson on Gender Equality & Religious Autonomy
    Rosalie Berger Levinson (Valparaiso University Law School) has posted Gender Equality vs. Religious Autonomy: Suing Religious Employers for Sexual Harassment after Hosanna-Tabor (Stanford Journal of Civil Rights and Civil Liberties,…
  • Oct 24

    Halpin on "Reconstructing American Legal Realism " by Dagan

    Halpin on "Reconstructing American Legal Realism " by Dagan
    Andrew Halpin (National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law) has posted Book Review of Hanoch Dagan's Reconstructing American Legal Realism & Rethinking Private Law Theory ((2014) 11 No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal…
  • Oct 24

    Hansmann, Kraakman, & Squire on Asset Partioning in Ancient Rome

    Hansmann, Kraakman, & Squire on Asset Partioning in Ancient Rome
    Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman and Richard Squire (Yale Law School, Harvard Law School and Fordham University School of Law) have posted Incomplete Organizations: Legal Entities and Asset Partitioning in Roman Commerce on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 28

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 29

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Hoffer, Lederman & Walker Debate Tax Court Exceptionalism Today at Kentucky

    Hoffer, Lederman & Walker Debate Tax Court Exceptionalism Today at Kentucky
    Stephanie Hoffer (Ohio State), Leandra Lederman (Indiana), and Christopher Walker (Ohio State) debate Tax Court exceptionalism at Kentucky today as part of its Faculty Workshop Series (blogged here): Stephanie Hoffer & Christopher Walker,…
  • Oct 24

    Talley Presents Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition Today at Virginia

    Talley Presents Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition Today at Virginia
    Eric Talley (UC-Berkeley) presents Corporate Inversions and the Unbundling of Regulatory Competition at Virginia today as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: A sizable number of US public companies have recently executed “tax inversions”…
  • Oct 24

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    ataxingmatter, Both the Rich and Ordinary Americans Misunderstand Their Economic Interests, by Linda Beale Bloomberg, Tax Inversion Lobbying Booms as Corporations Fight Obama, by Richard Rubin CFO, Uncertain Tax Positions Lure IRS Agents,…
Rank this Week: 30

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Roele: The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitic

    Roele: The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitic
    Isobel Roele (Queen Mary Univ. of London – Law) has published The Vicious Circles of Habermas’ Cosmopolitics (Law & Critique, Vol. 25, no. 3, 199-229, 2014). Here’s the abstract:Habermas’ cosmopolitan project…
  • Oct 24

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International

    New Issue: Revue Québécoise de Droit International
    The latest issue of the Revue Québécoise de Droit International (Vol. 26, no. 2, 2013) is out. Contents include:ÉtudesVirginie Blanchette-Séguin, Élévation du niveau de la mer et frontières…
  • Oct 24

    Paparinskis: Good Faith and Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law

    Paparinskis: Good Faith and Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law
    Martins Paparinskis (Univ. College London - Law) has posted Good Faith and Fair and Equitable Treatment in International Investment Law (in Good Faith and International Economic Law, A. Mitchell, M. Sornarajah, & T. Voon eds.,…
Rank this Week: 44

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: 45

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Oct 14

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought

    New judge taking over prison civil rights lawsuit as solutions sought
    Barry Krisberg quoted in Daily Journal (registration required), September 15, 2014 “While there may be arguments about the best way to accomplish services for mentally ill inmates, we’re no longer arguing whether we should or…
  • Oct 14

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap

    UC Berkeley team calls for US policies to narrow income gap
    john a. powell quoted in San Francisco Chronicle, September 10, 2014 Part of the mission of UC Berkeley, as a public institution, is “to help provide solutions for the state and the country,” powell said. “We’re trying…
  • Oct 14

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement

    Monument needed for lives lost to killings by law enforcement
    James Rule writes for The Sacramento Bee, September 10, 2014 A broad coalition of civic-minded parties should call for creation of a national monument to those slain without justification by those entrusted with upholding the law. Both public…
Rank this Week: 48

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
  • Oct 23

    Conference on the Brussels I Recast

    Conference on the Brussels I Recast
    On 28 and 29 November 2014, the Verona University Department of Law will host a conference on “International Litigation in Europe : the Brussels I Recast as a panacea?”. The conference will take place in Verona. The conference…
  • Oct 22

    On Unilateral Choice-of-Court Agreements and Options to Arbitrate (article)

    On Unilateral Choice-of-Court Agreements and Options to Arbitrate (article)
    A topic we were discussing just a few days ago at the MPI, with especial attention to a Spanish decision. Now it’s Italian time. The article, by S. Ferrero, is to be found here. Abstract: In this work it is discussed the validity and…
  • Oct 22

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference

    Save the Date: ILA 2016 Biennial Conference
    The 77th Biennial Conference of the International Law Association will take place from 7 to 11 August 2016 in Johannesburg, South Africa. This year’s theme will be ‘International Law and State Practice: Is there a North/South…
Rank this Week: 49

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 24

    The Facts on Immigration Today

    The Facts on Immigration Today
    Here is a handy dandy fact sheet on immigration from the Center for American Progess. The facts are broken down into the following sections: • Today’s immigrant population • Demographics and political power of new Americans •…
  • Oct 24

    Who is the man behind the deadly Ottawa attack?

    Who is the man behind the deadly Ottawa attack?
    One can only wonder what might cause someone to walk up to a war memorial, shoot a soldier, and then open fire in Canada's Parliament. The attacker, identified as Michael Zehaf-Bibeau, was shot and killed before he could seriously hurt...
  • Oct 24

    Ebola Hits NYC

    Ebola Hits NYC
    While the U.S. government takes steps to protect the nation and President Obama tries to calm fears, the spread of Ebola again is in the news. CNN reports that a doctor who recently returned from Guinea has tested positive for...
Rank this Week: 52

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp

    Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp
    DOJ has posted the fabulous speech of Bill Baer on Herb Hovenkamp that he gave last night in Iowa City called Connecting the Antitrust Dots: In Praise of Herb Hovenkamp. I will have a recap over the weekend but it...
  • Oct 24

    Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition

    Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition
    Oz Shy (Federal Reserve Bank of Boston), Rune Stenbacka (Hanken School of Economics) and Vladimir Yankov (Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System (U.S.)) explore Limited Deposit Insurance Coverage and Bank Competition. ABSTRACT:…
  • Oct 24

    Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in Germany

    Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in Germany
    Marc Bataille, Bundeskartellamt and DICE, Alexander Steinmetz, Bundeskartellamt and Susanne Thorwarth, Bundeskartellamt offer Screening instruments for monitoring market power in wholesale electricity markets: Lessons from applications in…
Rank this Week: 55

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival

    6th Circuit Grants En Banc Rehearing To Christian Evangelists Who Preached At Arab Festival
    The U.S. 6th Circuit Court of Appeals has voted to grant an en banc rehearing in Bible Believers v. Wayne County, (reh. granted Oct. 23, 2014). In the case, the 3-judge panel in a 2-1 decision, affirmed the district court's…
  • Oct 24

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge

    Court Rules In Kiryas Joel Voting Inspector Challenge
    Photo News and Failed Messiah report on a New York state trial court decision handed down this week in Convers v. County of Orange, (Dutchess Cty. Sup. Ct., Oct. 21, 2014) (Docket). The case grows out of ongoing friction between the…
  • Oct 24

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City

    Schools' Religious-Themed Snow Plow Decorations Rejected By City
    For the last 5 years, the city of Sioux Falls, South Dakota has sponsored a "Paint the Plows" program.  Each participating public or private school is loaned a city snow plow and students use their artistic abilities to decorate the…
Rank this Week: 58

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 28

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...
    The answer is I'm fine, thanks for askin.' Just that my blogging tastes seem to have changed, at least for the moment. Maybe they'll change again. In the meantime, if I feel I have something to say, I suppose I will post it here but then…
  • Aug 18

    From the Inbox

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

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 64

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 24

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb

    The Friday Fillip: Strong Verb
    Verbs like “heave” or “shove,” “endure” or “conquer”? Nope. More like “be” and “do” and “let.” I chanced on the word “gat” recently. Not the gun…
  • Oct 24

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?

    Do You Want to Know a Secret?
    It was some time ago, while reading a few articles and columns offering opinions and insights into the legal and professional information publishing industry, that I perceived the extent to which the bonds between the employee and company…
  • Oct 23

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law

    UofT Professor Kent Roach on Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law
    Well-known University of Toronto law professor Kent Roach has reacted to this week’s two terrorist attacks in St-Jean and Ottawa with a post about The Canadian Terrorist Attacks and Canadian Counter-Terrorism Law on the US-based Just…
Rank this Week: 67

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

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

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Aug 28

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 2)
    We are discussing some of the issues raised by Peter Henning in his DealBook column, The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.   In any event, the limits on discovery, the fact that ALJ decisions are…
  • Aug 26

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)

    The SEC and Administrative Proceedings (Part 1)
    Peter Henning wrote an interesting piece over at DealBook on the SEC's use of administrative proceedings in place of actions in federal district court.  See The S.E.C.’s Use of the ‘Rocket Docket’ Is Challenged.…
  • Aug 26

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)

    Morrison, the Second Circuit, and the Reverse Effects Test: ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings (Part 2)
    We are discussing the Second Circuit's decision in ParkCentral Global Hub Limited v. Porsche Automobile Holdings, a case that effectively created a "reverse effects test" that was contrary to the Supreme Court's analysis…
Rank this Week: 68

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
  • Oct 24

    Boston University Law Review’s Book Symposium: On War Powers and the Constitution

    Boston University Law Review’s Book Symposium: On War Powers and the Constitution
    Interesting upcoming event: the Boston University Law Review is hosting a book symposium on Steve Griffin’s Long Wars and the Constitution & Mariah Zeisberg’s War Powers: The Politics of Constitutional Authority. The event is…
  • Oct 23

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence

    Predicting the Supreme Court Using Artificial Intelligence
    Predicting Supreme Court Outcomes Using AI ? Is it possible to predict the outcomes of legal cases – such as Supreme Court decisions – using Artificial Intelligence (AI)?  I recently had the opportunity to…
  • Oct 23

    Mea Culpa

    Mea Culpa
    My ongoing research on the meaning of the Bill of Rights has changed my view of something that I said in my book on William Jennings Bryan.  Admitting error is an important part of blogging and scholarship, so let me explain. One theme…
Rank this Week: 73

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Workers Fear Running Out of Money

    Workers Fear Running Out of Money
    New research shows that 22 percent of workers say they would rather die than run out of money. However, 61 percent say they are not sacrificing a lot to save for their golden years. The Wells Fargo Middle Class Retirement...
  • Oct 24

    Roth IRAs and Gifting

    Roth IRAs and Gifting
    A recent mutual fund study suggests that newly employed workers should contribute between 15-17 percent of their earnings to a retirement plan each year. The problem, however, is that young workers may have school debt, mortgages, among other…
  • Oct 24

    Planning for Alzheimer's Patient

    Planning for Alzheimer's Patient
    According to the Alzheimer’s Association, in 2014 Americans will spend more than $214 billion to care for those affected by Alzheimer’s disease. This number is expected to drastically increase in the coming years. Establishing a legal…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Oct 23

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II

    Hot Goods and Economic Duress: Part II
    Is there a valid economic-duress objection to the US Department of Labor’s exercise of “hot goods” authority under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)? Earlier this year, in Perez v. Pan-American Berry Growers, LLC, a federal district…
  • Oct 23

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search

    University of Cincinnati College of Law Dean Search
    I am so lucky to serve on the faculty at the University of Cincinnati College of Law. If you know any terrific dean candidates who would like to lead a law school with a collegial, engaged faculty, please pass along...
  • Oct 23

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup

    Labor & Employment Law Roundup
    There's been a lot of action in labor and employment law recently, so time for another roundup: The Office of Special Counsel just found the U.S. Army gulity of harassment against a transgendered employee. It shows how the recent executive...
Rank this Week: 87

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding

    Epps on the Fourteenth Amendment as a Second Founding
    Garrett Epps, University of Baltimore School of Law, has posted Second Founding: The Story of the Fourteenth Amendment, which appeared in the Oregon Law Review 85 (2006): 895-912.  Here is the abstract:     Settle…
  • Oct 24

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty

    Fleming and McClain on Liberty
    James E. Fleming and Linda C. McClain, Boston University School of Law, have posted Liberty, a forthcoming entry in the Oxford Handbook of the United States Constitution, ed. Mark Tushnet, Mark Graber, and Sanford Levinson.  Here is the…
  • Oct 24

    Casto on Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad

    Casto on Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad
    William R. Casto, Texas Tech University School of Law, has posted Advising Government Clients: Robert H. Jackson and the FBI Suicide Squad, which appears in The Public Lawyer 22 (2014).  Here is the abstract:     In…
Rank this Week: 95

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    Tomorrow is St Crispin's Day

    Tomorrow is St Crispin's Day
    Yearly, on the vigil: [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Oct 24

    Johnson et al offer "Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules"

    Johnson et al offer "Comments on the HHS' Flawed Post-Hobby Lobby Rules"
    Lyman Johnson organized a group of law professors including yours truly to provide comments to HHS on its rulemaking to implement the Supreme Court's Hobby Lobby decision. Lyman put together a very... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Oct 24

    McDonnell on "The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby"

    McDonnell on "The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby"
    Brett McDonnell has posted The Liberal Case for Hobby Lobby (October 22, 2014), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2513380: The recent Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
  • Oct 24

    The Eleventh Amendment is a pain

    The Eleventh Amendment is a pain
    This lawsuit, filed today, alleges that the NCAA violates the Fair Labor Standards Act by not paying student-athletes (who, it alleges, are akin to work-study students). Named defendants are the NCAA and every Division I school, many of which…
  • Oct 24

    The push for quantity

    The push for quantity
    Zak's post, Howard's post, Bridget Crawford's post, and Orrin's post and the comments to them pose some questions and some answers about the quantity of publications law professors and candidates for teaching positions have. Underlying these…
  • Oct 24

    "It is a book you will not be able to put down often enough."

    "It is a book you will not be able to put down often enough."
    I was not favorably impressed by Bruce Allen Murphy's recent biography of Antonin Scalia, Scalia: A Court of One. It was certainly a substantial labor, but in my view not a successful one as a matter of either substance or style. My review of…
Rank this Week: 103

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 8

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship

    Future of Music conference announcement w/scholarship
    The Future of Music Coalition's 14th annual Policy Summit ( http://futureofmusic.org/summit ) is October 27-28 in Washington, DC. It is offering scholarships for students and musicians starting at $25 for both days. From FOMC: Future of…
  • Oct 8

    How to analyze fame on the pleading

    How to analyze fame on the pleading
    Leapers, Inc. v. SMTS, LCC,  2014 WL 4964376, No. 14–CV–12290 (E.D. Mich. Oct. 3, 2014)Leapers alleged trade dress rights “in the distinctive scalloping design applied to the adjustment knobs and bells of its rifle…
  • Oct 7

    The language of consumer review

    The language of consumer review
    Via Eric Goldman's roundup, the best thing I've seen all day:In a recent study we used computational linguistics to examine a million reviews on the web and found that when people write a 1-star review, they use the language of trauma:…
Rank this Week: 104

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/
  • Oct 24

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    A doctor in New York who recently treated Ebola patients in Guinea has contracted the disease, the New York Times reports. Authorities have placed Craig Spencer into isolation at the city’s Bellevue Hospital, while they conduct…
  • Oct 24

    The Debate About the Extraterritorial Scope of the Torture Convention’s Provisions on Cruelty is (Almost Certainly) Not About USG Interrogation Policy

    The Debate About the Extraterritorial Scope of the Torture Convention’s Provisions on Cruelty is (Almost Certainly) Not About USG Interrogation Policy
    A week ago Charlie Savage reported that the Obama administration “is considering reaffirming the Bush administration’s position that the [Convention Against Torture(CAT)] imposes no legal obligation on the United States to bar…
  • Oct 24

    Look Who Else Has Drones: ISIS and Al Nusra

    Look Who Else Has Drones: ISIS and Al Nusra
    Since the introduction of drone technology to the battlefield, countless academics, policymakers, and military planners have pondered a disturbing question: what happens when other countries or non-state actors have access to them? In…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Oct 24

    Jayne Thompson on Radio Time

    Jayne Thompson on Radio Time
    Last spring I blogged about Jayne Thompson's Letters to My Younger Selves. Cribbing a little from my post: I spent a lot of Thanksgiving day reading a powerful and moving collection, Letters to My Younger Self, which was co-edited by...
  • Oct 23

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?

    Are VAPs and Other Job Candidates Writing Too Much?
    In response to Zach Kramer's post on The Slow Writing Movement over at Prawfs, Glenn Cohen thoughtfully asks in the comments: Is more than one paper in work or published the new "state of the field" for getting attention? *...
  • Oct 23

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%

    September 2014 LSAT Administrations Down 8%
    According to the LSAC, 30,943 LSATs were administered in September. This is down 8.1% from last October's administration. This follows a 9% decline in the LSAT administrations in June, 2014 (and there was a 14% decline in first-time takers…
Rank this Week: 108

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Oct 24

    Regulating California's Lawyers (part 1): Rules vs. Appellate Opinion

    Regulating California's Lawyers (part 1): Rules vs. Appellate Opinion
    This is the first of what I hope will be several posts discussing the future of ethics rules in California. One of the overarching questions that the Supreme Court of California must address is whether the law governing lawyers should...
  • Oct 24

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur

    Litigation Funding, Clifford Chance and Excalibur
    I have just bloged this on my own blog, but it may be of some interest in the US. A heavyweight piece of litigation funding, conducted by a London HQed litigation partner at Clifford Chance came in for significant criticism...
  • Oct 24

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"

    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr, "Systemic Lying"
    Article. Abstract: This Article offers the foundational account of systemic lying from a definitional and theoretical perspective. Systemic lying involves the cooperation of multiple actors in the legal system who lie or violate their oaths…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Oct 24

    U.S. v. Castro-Ponce (9th Cir. - Oct. 24, 2014)

    U.S. v. Castro-Ponce (9th Cir. - Oct. 24, 2014)
    Sometimes wins on appeal are huge victories.  Sometimes they're like this.Castro-Ponce is charged with distribution of methamphetamine.  The feds have him under surveillance, and on wiretaps, for a long time.  Castro-Ponce…
  • Oct 23

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)

    Williams v. Swarthout (9th Cir. - Oct. 23, 2014)
    Judges Noonan and Reinhardt are extraordinarily concerned about fairness.  Deeply, profoundly, and sincerely.  In every case, including but not limited to (and perhaps exceptionally in) criminal cases.So when the trial judge…
  • Oct 23

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)

    U.S. v. Bell (9th Cir. - Oct. 22, 2014)
    Defendant represents himself at a criminal trial.  The prosecution gives a closing argument.  The district judge never asks defendant if he wants to give one; instead, he simply moves on, and starts reading jury instructions.There's…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Oct 23

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law

    2014 readable Delaware corporate law
    Lynn LoPucki has posted a 2014 version of the Readable Delaware Corporate Law. I highly recommend it to students, young lawyers and anyone else trying to work through the statute -- and more so if you are attacking the appraisal...
  • Oct 22

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby

    Dogs do Hobby Lobby
    So this had to be done...for your pleasure. -bjmq
  • Oct 22

    Specific performance and other remedie

    Specific performance and other remedie
    Rick Climan and Keith Flaum's videos on negotiating the merger agreement have become something of a regular feature on this blog. I think Keith and Rick do a great job teeing up the issues, and the animation is almost on...
Rank this Week: 133

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 24

    Mark Kersten on the Terror Attacks in Canada

    Mark Kersten on the Terror Attacks in Canada
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller These days, I usually use Twitter to point readers to blog posts that deserve their attention. But Mark Kersten’s new post at Justice in Conflict is so good — and so important —…
  • Oct 24

    Guest Post: A CISG Question

    Guest Post: A CISG Question
    by William S. Dodge by William S. Dodge [William S. Dodge is The Honorable Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law at the University of California, Hastings College of the Law.] The U.N. Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods…
  • Oct 23

    Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”

    Guest Post: The Evolving Law of Foreign Official Immunity–Mortazavi and Bakhshi, Prince Nasser, and “Samantar II”
    by Chimene Keitner by Chimene Keitner [Chimène Keitner is Harry & Lillian Research Chair and Professor of Law at UC Hastings. She is on Twitter @KeitnerLaw.]  I look forward to discussing developments in the international law…
Rank this Week: 152

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/
  • Oct 24

    No Beauty Or Culture In These Argument

    No Beauty Or Culture In These Argument
    An attorney who is not regularly engaged in the practice of law but rather serves as chief financial officer of the Charleston Academy of Beauty Culture ("CABC") was suspended for three months by the West Virginia Supreme Court of…
  • Oct 24

    Roeder Conviction Affirmed, Hard 50 Sentence Vacated

    Roeder Conviction Affirmed, Hard 50 Sentence Vacated
    The Kansas Supreme Court has affirmed the conviction of the killer of Dr. George Tiller. The court found no basis for the defense of necessity or imperfect self-defense of others. Among the other arguments rejected was prosecutorial…
  • Oct 24

    Crimes Draw Suspension

    Crimes Draw Suspension
    Two incidents of criminal conduct have led to an attorney's 181 day suspension by the Kentucky Supreme Court. The first involved a guilty plea to criminal endangerment The charges relate to an altercation between Benton and his then…
Rank this Week: 142

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: 147

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
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition
    On October 17, 2014, we are launching the Andover Institute at Phillips Academy.  The Institute will be a hub for innovation at PA, where our students, faculty, and others come together to explore new ideas in teaching and learning at…
  • Oct 3

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie
    Originally posted on Paul Murphy:I am pleased to present a quick interview with Trish Russell, Andover’s Dean of Studies. She oversees the academic program, advising, scheduling and the registrars office. She also works closely with the…
  • Sep 20

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
Rank this Week: 155

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/
  • Oct 24

    Falk on The Riddle of Rape-by-Fraud

    Falk on The Riddle of Rape-by-Fraud
    Patricia J. Falk (Cleveland-Marshall College of Law) has posted Not Logic, But Experience: Drawing on Lessons from the Real World in Thinking About the Riddle of Rape-by-Fraud (123 Yale L.J. Online 353 (2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Oct 24

    "UN rights expert concerned over drone use in domestic law enforcement"

    "UN rights expert concerned over drone use in domestic law enforcement"
    From Jurist. In part: A UN rights expert said Wednesday that the increase in the use of armed drones in domestic law enforcement may violate human rights [press release]. In his report [text, PDF] to the UN General Assembly, UN...
  • Oct 24

    Simon-Kerr on Systemic Lying

    Simon-Kerr on Systemic Lying
    Julia Ann Simon-Kerr (University of Connecticut School of Law) has posted Systemic Lying (William & Mary Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers the foundational account of systemic lying from a…
Rank this Week: 174

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/
  • Oct 23

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization

    The Coming Global Prohibition On Securitization
    Okay, the headline was made to draw in the reader. Non-banks will be allowed to securitize to their heart's content,...
  • Oct 23

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image

    Turkish Banking Law Is All About Image
    Turkey's largest Islamic bank believes that it has been targeted for destruction by the Turkish government, and, given the way...
  • Oct 21

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon

    Family Film Blogging: Meet the Mormon
    We were among the last folks in Provo-Orem to go see Meet the Mormons last night. As it was ending,...
Rank this Week: 168

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: 167

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 24

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?

    Can Homeless People Move Into Baltimore's Abandoned Houses?
    The Atlantic has a story on one group's attempt to turn privately-owned (but abandoned) houses into shelter for the poor: But one group in Baltimore is pushing to help others do officially what Jeremiah did on the fly: take vacant...
  • Oct 24

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water

    People in the West Should Pay More For Water
    Brad Plumer links to an incredible chart from The Hamilton Project’s “Nine Economic Facts about Water in the United States“: What’s interesting is that many cities in dry areas – Denver, El Paso, Phoenix, Las Vegas – have some…
  • Oct 24

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger

    Houses Continue to Get Bigger
Rank this Week: 190

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/
  • Oct 23

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen

    Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizen
    I have posted Effective Plea Bargains for Noncitizens on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In Padilla v. Kentucky, the United States Supreme Court held that the Sixth Amendment requires criminal defense attorneys to advise non-citizen clients…
  • Oct 22

    Lander on Adjunct

    Lander on Adjunct
    David Lander, an adjunct professor at St. Louis, is guest-blogging at The Faculty Lounge. So far he has posted, in order of publication: Impacts of recent developments on the use of adjuncts How many adjuncts and what courses should they...
  • Sep 30

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu

    NYS Dep't. of Labor applies right to control test to determine employee statu
    Dunno v. Commissioner of Labor, ___A.D.3d___(3d Dep't. Sept. 25, 2014), is an interesting case. The court held that a security guard was an employee and not an independent contractor. The court applied the common law right to control test,…
Rank this Week: 192

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/
  • Oct 24

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion

    Elle Publishes "Real Stories from Real Women" About Their Abortion
    Elle: Ending the Silence That Fuels Abortion Stigma, by Cecile Richards: It’s hard to imagine a medical procedure in this country that carries the stigma and judgment that abortion does. Women’s experiences are often seen through the lens…
  • Oct 24

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion

    California's Expansion of Abortion Provider Pool Helps Reduce Stigma Around Abortion
    The Los Angeles Times: New class of abortion providers helps expand access in California, by Lee Romney: Ever since the Planned Parenthood health center here opened, the six cushioned recliners in the recovery room had been in steady demand…
  • Oct 23

    Embryonic Personhood Movement Hasn't Gone Away

    Embryonic Personhood Movement Hasn't Gone Away
    ThinkProgress: North Dakota Is Quietly Preparing To Enact The Most Radical Abortion Measure In The Country, by Tara Culp-Ressler: In less than two weeks, North Dakota voters will head to the polls and cast their ballots on a radical effort...
Rank this Week: 198

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 23

    Legal Pop Culture Citation

    Legal Pop Culture Citation
    Marc’s recent post on How to Cite to Walter Sobchak, along with another friend’s comment on citing to The Pirates of Penzance, has inspired me to create a new Wikia. A compendium of this sort is long overdue. Legal Pop Culture…
  • Oct 23

    Legal Pop Culture Citation

    Legal Pop Culture Citation
    Marc’s recent post on How to Cite to Walter Sobchak, along with another friend’s comment on citing to The Pirates of Penzance, has inspired me to create a new Wikia. A compendium of this sort is long overdue. Legal Pop Culture…
  • Oct 23

    Thank you again, Rick Scott

    Thank you again, Rick Scott
    I wish I could have had the luxury of growing up and living and spending my entire life in a nice place like the American West, but I was doing other things. As a matter of fact, when I think about it now, the place I lived longest in my…
Rank this Week: 197

Feminist Law Professors

Feminist Law Professors

Covers feminism, sexism, reproductive rights and women's health. By Professors Ann Bartow and Bridget Crawford.

http://feministlawprofessors.com
Rank this Week: 206

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/
Rank this Week: 223

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce
    From the Independent: A new study in the US has found that the more people spend on their weddings and engagement rings, the more likely they are to divorce. Economic professors at Emory University carried out a study on over...
  • Oct 18

    Owning Up

    Owning Up
    From the Telegraph: Wives who cheat on their husbands are more likely to own up to infidelity because they are more pragmatic – and less proud – than men, divorce lawyers say. The steady rise in the numbers of women...
  • Oct 17

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine
    From CNN: When Rowena Festin leaves her job as a congressional aide in Quezon City, Metro Manila each day, she returns home to three children and a husband. But her marriage, like many others in the Philippines, exists in name...
Rank this Week: 228