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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: 11

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Mar 22

    Legitimation Crisis?

    Legitimation Crisis?
    Looks like a duck…
  • Mar 17

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube

    Group IV Debate Is On YouTube
    Coral Gables Commission Candidates Group IV debate held March 16 at 7pm, as recorded by Coral Gables TV.
  • Mar 16

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission

    News Flash: Agave Development to be Rushed Before Coral Gables Commission
    Rather than the schedule I and (judging from the campaign talk) others expected, the Agave project — a big, big issue in this election — is going before the current, pre-election Commission, at a meeting on on March 25 at ……
Rank this Week: 20

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015

    FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May 15, 2015
    The ABA Section of Antitrust Law’s Intellectual Property Committee and the ABA Section of Intellectual Property Law’s Antitrust Committee Present FRAND Royalty Rates After Ericsson v. D-Link featuring The Honorable Judge James Robart May…
  • Mar 27

    Air Ticket Sales as Bids from Airline Alliance

    Air Ticket Sales as Bids from Airline Alliance
    Marc Ivaldi, Toulouse School of Economics; Centre for Economic Policy Research (CEPR), Milena T. Petrova, Bocconi University, Miguel Urdanoz, University of Toulouse 1 - Toulouse School of Economics (TSE) discuss Air Ticket Sales as Bids from…
  • Mar 27

    Competition, Consumer Protection, and the Right (Approach) to Privacy

    Competition, Consumer Protection, and the Right (Approach) to Privacy
    Maureen K. Ohlhausen, Federal Trade Commission and Alexander Okuliar, Federal Trade Commission have an important new paper on Competition, Consumer Protection, and the Right (Approach) to Privacy. Worth reading! ABSTRACT: Many people view…
Rank this Week: 25

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Mar 25

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada

    Third Amendment Claim Rejected in D. Nevada
    A long time back, I wrote about a Third Amendment claim in Nevada. (source) A few weeks ago, Judge Gordon rejected the plaintiff’s Third Amendment claim. (source)Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?

    CNN Column: What’s wrong with saying the pledge of allegiance in Arabic?
    My latest CNN column – sparked by a recent controversy, but illustrating an ongoing theme of enforced ignorance. Filed under: misc
  • Mar 23

    TTAB Judge Sought – I have the perfect candidate

    TTAB Judge Sought – I have the perfect candidate
    The TTAB is looking to add a member to its ranks. (source) This is the perfect candidate, since she seems to be explaining the TTAB’s prevailing view in Section 2(a) cases, with just about as much logic as any written decision handed…
Rank this Week: 27

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 26

    Fair use quote of the day

    Fair use quote of the day
    Rigsby v. Erie Ins. Co., No. 14-cv-905 (W.D. Wis. Mar. 16, 2015): “It is difficult to imagine how it could not be fair use for an insurer to copy or distribute a photograph for the purpose of evaluating an insured’s…
  • Mar 26

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work

    The cartoonist has no idea how fair use work
    Story here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Mar 26

    Reading list: Campbell at 21/Sony at 31

    Reading list: Campbell at 21/Sony at 31
    Jessica Litman, Campbell at 21/Sony at 31. As you'd expect, insightful and a pleasure to read. Extracts: When copyright lawyers gather to discuss fair use these days, the most common refrain is its alarming expansion. This distress about…
Rank this Week: 34

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Journal for Legal History Studies 26 (2014)

    Journal for Legal History Studies 26 (2014)
    I'm a bit embarrassed to say that I've only just now learned of the existence of the Journal for Legal History Studies.  Here are the contents of volume 26 (December 2014):You, Yi-Fei, How to “read” the Qin and Han funerary…
  • Mar 27

    Mack on Robert Bell and His Case

    Mack on Robert Bell and His Case
    Kenneth W. Mack, Harvard Law School, has posted Harvard Law School, Civil Disobedience, State Action, and Lawmaking Outside the Courts: Robert Bell’s Encounter with American Law.  It is derived from Professor Mack’s Leon…
  • Mar 26

    Hibbitts on the Topography of Law Practice in Pittsburgh

    Hibbitts on the Topography of Law Practice in Pittsburgh
    Bernard J. Hibbitts, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, has posted Lawyering in Place: Topographies of Practice and Pleadings in Pittsburgh, 1775-1895, which originally appeared in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review 73 (2012):…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
  • Mar 27

    No Need to Prosecute Bowe Bergdahl?

    No Need to Prosecute Bowe Bergdahl?
    I normally make a point of not arguing with New York Times editorials, contenting myself with my role as their unofficial fact-checker on national security legal matters. (Don’t thank me.) I find myself called, however, to say a…
  • Mar 26

    U.S. Policy on the South China Sea

    U.S. Policy on the South China Sea
    At the end of last week, Senators McCain and Reed of the Senate Armed Services Committee and Senators Corker and Menendez of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee sent a letter about the South and East China Sea to Secretaries Kerry and…
  • Mar 26

    After Bibi’s Reelection: Why a Pivot to the UNSC is Still a Mistake (Part 1: Settlements)

    After Bibi’s Reelection: Why a Pivot to the UNSC is Still a Mistake (Part 1: Settlements)
    As the White House continues to direct a cascade of criticism at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, some commenters are beginning to ask whether the ongoing verbal offensive serves any strategic purpose. More are already theorizing…
Rank this Week: 45

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Wisconsin Governor Accused of Flip Flop on "Amnesty"

    Wisconsin Governor Accused of Flip Flop on "Amnesty"
    Presidential campaigns are always fun to watch. It is early in the 2016 campaign but it seems that Republican presidential hopefuls continue to muddle through attempts to come up with a coherent and consistent position on immigration reform.…
  • Mar 27

    European Union and the Geopolitics of Migration

    European Union and the Geopolitics of Migration
    Is the European Union, which permits labor migration among the member nations, a possible model for future immigration? Commentators have suggested that possibility since the North American Free Trade Agreement went into effect in 1994. This…
  • Mar 27

    Immigration Article of the Day: "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hla

    Immigration Article of the Day: "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hla
    "States and Status: A Study of Geographical Disparities for Immigrant Youth" by Laila Hlass, Boston University School of Law, November 8, 2014 Columbia Human Rights Law Review, Vol. 46, No. 266, 2014 ABSTRACT: This article looks at…
Rank this Week: 47

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
  • Mar 22

    The Judgments Project Moves On

    The Judgments Project Moves On
    From 3 to 6 February 2015, the Working Group on the Judgments Project met in The Hague for its fourth meeting under the chairmanship of Mr David Goddard QC. The Working Group was composed of 28 participants from 15 Members. At its…
  • Mar 21

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag

    Conference Report: “International Civil Procedure and Brussels Ibis” – 50th Anniversary of the T.M.C. Asser Instituut, Den Haag
    In 2015, the T.M.C. Asser Institute celebrates its 50th anniversary (http://www.asser.nl/asser-50-years/). On this occasion, its Private International Law Section organized on 19 March 2015 the Symposium “International Civil Procedure…
  • Mar 19

    Fritz Sturm 13 June 1929 – 14 March 2015

    Fritz Sturm 13 June 1929 – 14 March 2015
    We just received the sad news that Professor Dr. Dr. h.c. Fritz Sturm passed away on 14 March 2015. Fritz Sturm was professor emeritus at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, and an internationally renowned expert on private international…
Rank this Week: 50

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/
  • Mar 24

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium

    South Texas: Bankruptcy Symposium
    South Texas Law Review's "Symposium: Bankruptcy Best Practices from the Bench and Bar," held in October 2013, is now in print: "A Survey of Sanctions in Bankruptcy Courts: The Fifth Circuit and Beyond (Robin Russell) "A…
  • Mar 19

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law

    Weber, Accidentally on Purpose: Intent in Disability Discrimination Law
    Professor Mark Weber has just posted an interesting article on SSRN which will appear in Boston College Law Review. The abstract provides as follows: American disability discrimination laws contain few intent requirements. Yet courts…
  • Mar 12

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU

    Graduate Assistant Strike at NYU
    Graduate Assistants at NYU have been on strike for awhile. An article discussing the strike and NYU's recent threats from Inside Education can be found here. As readers to this blog as well as my former students all know, in...
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Mar 27

    Dubber on Legal History as Critical Analysis of Law

    Dubber on Legal History as Critical Analysis of Law
    Markus D. Dubber (University of Toronto - Faculty of Law) has posted New Historical Jurisprudence: Legal History as Critical Analysis of Law (2 Critical Analysis of Law 1 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This modest manifesto — or...
  • Mar 27

    McClurg on the Second Amendment & Negligence

    McClurg on the Second Amendment & Negligence
    Andrew Jay McClurg (University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law) has posted The Second Amendment Right to Be Negligent (Floriida Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 1, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Only two constitutional rights —...
  • Mar 26

    Fleming on "Against Obligation" by Greene

    Fleming on "Against Obligation" by Greene
    James E. Fleming (Boston University - School of Law) has posted Fit, Justification, and Fidelity in Constitutional Interpretation (9 Problema: Yearbook of Philosophy and Theory of Law, 2015, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Ronald…
Rank this Week: 57

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 27

    Estate Administration Problems When LLC Operating Agreements Unclear

    Estate Administration Problems When LLC Operating Agreements Unclear
    It is important for an LLC's operating agreement to clearly and carefully detail what is allowed and what is to happen upon the death, disability, or legal incompetency of a member. If an LLC's operating agreement does not address whether...
  • Mar 27

    "Breaking Bad" Prequel Follows Adventures of Elder Law Attorney

    "Breaking Bad" Prequel Follows Adventures of Elder Law Attorney
    The "Breaking Bad" prequel "Better Call Saul" will soon complete its first season, and shows the audience a different side of the ethically questionable Saul Goodman as a fledgling elder law attorney named Jimmy McGill.…
  • Mar 27

    Effect of Increased Estate Tax on Businesses of Minorities, Women

    Effect of Increased Estate Tax on Businesses of Minorities, Women
    As I have previously discussed, if passed the president's budget proposals could raise the U.S. estate tax to the highest in the world. This increase could put a disproportionate burden on businesses owned by minorities and woman. One worried…
Rank this Week: 59

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 64

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 27

    Minnesota Hosts Symposium Today on Reforming the IRS

    Minnesota Hosts Symposium Today on Reforming the IRS
    Minnesota hosts a Tax Policy Symposium today on Reforming the IRS: Congress asks the IRS to handle a variety of government functions—not just collecting taxes, but also implementing the Affordable Care Act, monitoring the activities of…
  • Mar 27

    Virginia Tax Study Group Meets Today

    Virginia Tax Study Group Meets Today
    The Virginia Tax Study Group meets today: Panel #1: D.C. Panel Cameron Arterton (Deputy Tax Legislative Counsel, U.S. Treasury Department) Tony Coughlin (Tax Counsel, Senate Finance Committee) Rohit Kumar (Principal, PricewaterhouseCoopers)…
  • Mar 27

    UK to Kill Private Equity Management Fee Waiver

    UK to Kill Private Equity Management Fee Waiver
    The UK has proposed legislation that would kill private equity management fee waivers ("disguised fees" in UK parlance), effective April 6, 2015. In this country, private equity management fee waivers are listed (on page 21) of the…
Rank this Week: 68

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 20

    Patching up the social safety net

    Patching up the social safety net
    Alan Auerbach quoted in The New York Times, March 17, 2015 The great irony, Professor Auerbach notes, is that “inequality is increasing yet our ability to do anything about it is weakening.” The main job for any Democratic…
  • Mar 20

    S.C. posthumously admits Chinese-born legal pioneer to state bar

    S.C. posthumously admits Chinese-born legal pioneer to state bar
    Charles McClain quoted in Metropolitan News-Enterprise, March 17, 2015 This was followed by the 1880 legislative session, described by author and UC Berkeley School of Law lecturer Charles McClain as “the most Sinophobic in the…
  • Mar 20

    Colleges give Clinton an A—and campaign million

    Colleges give Clinton an A—and campaign million
    Stephen Rosenbaum quoted in McClatchy, March 17, 2015 “It’s no surprise at all,” said Stephen Rosenbaum. … “Academics are pretty much liberal, left of center.”
Rank this Week: 67

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Preliminary Injunction Bars Extension of FMLA To Same-Sex Couple

    Preliminary Injunction Bars Extension of FMLA To Same-Sex Couple
    In State of Texas v. United States, (ND TX, March 26, 2015), a Texas federal district court granted a preliminary injunction ordering the Department of Labor to stay application of a rule amendment that extends the Family and Medical…
  • Mar 27

    California AG Asks Court To Allow Her To Reject Virulently Anti-Gay Initiative Measure

    California AG Asks Court To Allow Her To Reject Virulently Anti-Gay Initiative Measure
    Religion News Service reports that California Attorney General Kamala Harris this week asked a state court to allow her to refuse to process a virulently anti-gay (and likely unconstitutional) initiative petition filed in proper form…
  • Mar 27

    British Parliament Passes Bill Authorizing Invocations At City Council Meeting

    British Parliament Passes Bill Authorizing Invocations At City Council Meeting
    Law & Religion UK reports that on Wednesday in Britain the House of Lords gave final Parliamentary approval to the Local Government (Religious etc. Observances) Bill (full text). The bill, which now will be presented for Royal…
Rank this Week: 69

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/
  • Mar 26

    Erasing Adolescence

    Erasing Adolescence
    One of the urban legends of childhood is that individuals get a fresh start when they turn 18. Of course, like many urban legends, it's not entirely false. Policies linked to this fresh start include a separate juvenile court that offers…
  • Mar 26

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, which substantially concerned the viability of the 1992 precedent Dewsnup v. Timm. The resulting conversation ranged far and wide on the subject of precedent,…
  • Mar 26

    The surprise in the Bergdahl charge

    The surprise in the Bergdahl charge
    Yesterday, the Army formally charged Sergeant Bowe Bergdahl for leaving his outpost in Afghanistan (here is a link to the press conference, h/t CAAFLog). Shortly after he left, he was captured by the Taliban and spent five years in captivity…
Rank this Week: 75

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 77

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: 78

Dissenting Justice

Dissenting Justice

Provides commentary on law, politics and justice. By Professor Darren Hutchinson.

http://dissentingjustice.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 21

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.

    FACTS: President Obama's Immigration Policies Are Absolutely LEGAL.
    Mainstream and rightwing media have done an atrocious job discussing the legal issues implicated by President Obama's immigration policy. While rightwingers clearly believe the president's policies... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act

    Obamacare v. Affordable Care Act
    Washington Post columnist E.J. Dionne writes about Arkansas Democratic Senator Mark Pryor's political advertisement that touts his vote for the "Affordable Care Act." As Dionne reports, polls... To view the rest of this article, please…
  • Aug 25

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary

    Election Day Tomorrow - Florida Democratic Governor's Primary
    Tomorrow, Florida Democrats will choose a candidate to challenge incumbent Governor Rick Scott. Although Scott's first term was plagued with corruption, constitutional violations, and widespread... To view the rest of this article, please…
Rank this Week: 81

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/
  • Mar 26

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread

    Young v. UPS Musings and an Open Thread
    As we all know by now, the Supreme Court issued its decision yesterday in Young v. UPS, which resulted in a 6-3 victory for the plaintiff. Congratulations to friend-of-blog Sam Bagenstos, who was closely involved in the case and provided...
  • Mar 25

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA

    Young v. UPS: SCOTUS Interprets the PDA
    The Supreme Court issued an opinion today in Young v. UPS, a case concerning whether a pregnant woman denied a light duty accommodation under a policy that accommodated injuries caused on the job with light duty assignments, but did not...
  • Mar 21

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism

    Bernt on Crowd Work and Volunteerism
    Lisa Bernt (Visiting scholar, Northeastern) has just posted on SSRN her very interesting piece, "Suppressing the Mischief: New Work, Old Problems". This article was part of a symposium issue, "Employed or Just Working?:…
Rank this Week: 85

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: 87

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/
  • Mar 25

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week

    Ohio House Passes Ban on Abortions as Early as Six Week
    The Blade: Ohio House votes across party lines for 'heartbeat' abortion bill, by Jim Provance: The Ohio House today for the second time voted across party lines for a bill that would all but ban an abortion as soon as...
  • Mar 25

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure

    Kansas Legislature Passes Ban on Common Second-Trimester Abortion Procedure
    The Wichita Eagle: Kansas lawmakers pass nation’s first ban on abortion procedure, by Brad Cooper: The Kansas Legislature on Wednesday became the first in the country to pass a ban on a procedure often used in the second trimester of...
  • Mar 23

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat

    New Abortion Language in Medicare Bill Seems to Satisfy House Democrat
    The Washington Post/AP: House Dems say new abortion language helps Medicare doc deal, by Alan Fram: Language has been added to an emerging bipartisan deal on Medicare clarifying that the agreement’s abortion restrictions on community health…
Rank this Week: 89

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Salomon: Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institution

    Salomon: Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institution
    Margot E. Salomon (London School of Economics - Law) has posted Of Austerity, Human Rights and International Institutions. Here's the abstract: Austerity measures in many European countries have led to the violation of social rights and…
  • Mar 26

    New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade

    New Issue: Journal of World Investment & Trade
    The latest issue of the Journal of World Investment & Trade (Vol. 16, no. 2, 2015) is out. Contents include:Stephan W. Schill, Editorial: The Mauritius Convention on Transparency Christian Tietje & Clemens Wackernagel, Enforcement of…
  • Mar 26

    Arato: Corporations as Lawmaker

    Arato: Corporations as Lawmaker
    Julian Arato (Columbia Univ. - Law) has posted Corporations as Lawmakers (Harvard International Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract: This Article argues that the multinational corporation has acquired the power to create primary…
Rank this Week: 92

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 27

    The Friday Fillip: Relating

    The Friday Fillip: Relating
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • Mar 27

    Family Justice 3.6: Rethinking Family to Reduce Conflict

    Family Justice 3.6: Rethinking Family to Reduce Conflict
    All law, with the exception of animal cruelty laws, concerns the interaction of human social groups ranging in scale from the individual to the state, either for the purpose of regulating those interactions or providing remedies when things…
  • Mar 27

    Why Do Lawyers Resist Ethical Rules Requiring Competence With Technology?

    Why Do Lawyers Resist Ethical Rules Requiring Competence With Technology?
    Recently, the Virginia State Bar Council voted to adopt changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The changes were based on the American Bar Association’s modifications to the Comments of Rule 1.1 respecting Competence…
Rank this Week: 99

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: 101

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 105

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/
  • Mar 27

    Call For Papers: Creating Excellence In Learning And Teaching Law

    Call For Papers: Creating Excellence In Learning And Teaching Law
    This just in from Arizona Summit Law: CALL FOR CONFERENCE PAPERS AND PRESENTATIONS: "Creating Excellence in Learning and Teaching for Today's Law Students" October 2-3, 2015, Phoenix, AZ ABSTRACTS DUE: July 15, 2015 Arizona Summit…
  • Mar 26

    Jennifer Rosato Perea Named Dean Of DePaul Law

    Jennifer Rosato Perea Named Dean Of DePaul Law
    I'm very pleased to announce that my wonderful former colleague, Jennifer Rosato Perea, has been named the new Dean of DePaul University College of Law. Jennifer is currently Dean of the Northern Illinois University College of Law and holds…
  • Mar 26

    A Remarkable Mea Culpa From A Prosecutor Who Put An Innocent Man on Death Row

    A Remarkable Mea Culpa From A Prosecutor Who Put An Innocent Man on Death Row
    In the March 20, 2015, issue of the Shreveport (LA) Times, there appeared a letter to the editor written by a man named Marty Stroud. It was written in response to an editorial that appeared in the Times 2 weeks...
Rank this Week: 111

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/
  • Mar 25

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend

    Exclusive forum ... I sense a trend
    Kraft announced its acquisition by Heinz this morning. And, I sense a trend. Although Kraft hasn't filed a copy of the merger agreement, yet, it has filed an 8-K with amendments to its bylaws. In what I sense is becoming...
  • Mar 21

    Fee shifting trenche

    Fee shifting trenche
    Ted Mirvis and Bill Savitt of Wachtell Lipton have weighed in on Delaware's anti-fee shifting legislation. Basically, they argue that this is the kind of thing that doesn't require legislation - that we should all defer to the wisdom of...
  • Mar 18

    Delaware appraisal amendment

    Delaware appraisal amendment
    Usually amendments to the corporate law are pretty sleepy affairs. This year is different. There's anti-fee-shifting legislation, In the slew of amendments generating interest this year, there's the new Chancery facilitated arbitration…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Mar 21

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i
    Jim Lindgren: In “Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013,” which can be downloaded from SSRN, I explore tenure-track law school diversity in 1997 and 2013. ... This study finds that... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Mar 20

    Corporate Social responsibility-The Policy Debate- A PowerPoint Deck

    Corporate Social responsibility-The Policy Debate- A PowerPoint Deck
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  • Mar 20

    Biz Law Prawfs on Twitter: The Updated List

    Biz Law Prawfs on Twitter: The Updated List
    Updated business law #professors on twitter list: http://t.co/gluOFWv36D … Glad to welcome @ProfessorOrozco (FSU Business) — Haskell Murray (@HaskellMurray) March 18, 2015 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    NY Times Magazine covers modern prisons at home and abroad

    NY Times Magazine covers modern prisons at home and abroad
    I am pleased to see that this week's New York Times Magazine has three significant pieces about prisons. Here are the headlines and teasers from this webpage: The Radical Humaneness of Norway’s Halden Prison: The goal of the Norwegian…
  • Mar 27

    Prodded by state court ruling, California announces it will not enforce sex offender residency restriction

    Prodded by state court ruling, California announces it will not enforce sex offender residency restriction
    The potential import and impact of state court litigation over collateral consequences is on full display now in California as a result of the news reported in this Los Angeles Times article: California officials announced Thursday that the…
  • Mar 27

    Has modern "death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed"?

    Has modern "death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed"?
    The question in the title of this post is prompted by this new Salon piece which carries this full headline: "'We’re seeing it among Evangelicals': How death penalty politics radically, shockingly changed." The piece reports on an…
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Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Mar 27

    Massachusetts Adopts Changes to Rules of Professional Conduct

    Massachusetts Adopts Changes to Rules of Professional Conduct
    There are quite a few changes, but most of them are designed to align the Massachusetts rules more closely with the Model Rules (including the recent Ethics 20/20 changes). The amendments are effective July 1, 2015.
  • Mar 27

    Law Firms and Cybersecurity

    Law Firms and Cybersecurity
    Today's New York Times describes a Citibank report that is critical of law firms for failing to reveal cybersecurity breaches. According to the Times, the report also warns "bank employees [to] be mindful that digital security at many law…
  • Mar 25

    The Ethics of Saul Goodman: Slate TV Club Interview

    The Ethics of Saul Goodman: Slate TV Club Interview
    I was interviewed about the ethics of Saul Goodman on Slate's TV Club Podcast. You can access the podcast here if you're interested.
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 26

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I have been feeling a little guilty for blogging about the Amanda Knox case since it is more of a People Magazine topic than an Opinio Juris one.  But just today, I realized that even someone as respected in the…
  • Mar 26

    So How Do We Assess Proportionality? (A Response to Blank, Corn, and Jensen)

    So How Do We Assess Proportionality? (A Response to Blank, Corn, and Jensen)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Just Security published a post by Laurie Blank, Geoffrey Corn, and Eric Jensen yesterday criticizing two surveys that are interested in how laypeople think about IHL’s principle of…
  • Mar 24

    Responding to Rogier Bartels About Perfidy at Just Security

    Responding to Rogier Bartels About Perfidy at Just Security
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller My friend Rogier Bartels published two excellent posts at Just Security over the past few days (here and here) in which he argues that it is inherently perfidious to launch an attack from a…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
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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
  • Mar 27

    The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act

    The Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act
    My adopted home state is getting a lot of criticism for enacting a state version of RFRA.  I’m not sure why. The concern is that the statute will authorize many businesses to refuse service to gays and lesbians.  As far as I…
  • Mar 26

    FAN 53.1 (First Amendment News) U. Maryland Law to Host Conference: “The Impact of the First Amendment on American Business”

    FAN 53.1 (First Amendment News) U. Maryland Law to Host Conference: “The Impact of the First Amendment on American Business”
    The 2015 Symposium (March 27th), “The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses,” will facilitate a discussion on the effects and consequences of First Amendment jurisprudence on businesses. The symposium will…
  • Mar 26

    Griswold and the Bill of Right

    Griswold and the Bill of Right
    This is the 50th anniversary of Griswold v. Connecticut, and I’ve been thinking about the case as part of my research on the Bill of Rights.  As I’ve mentioned in prior posts, Griswold is the only Supreme Court…
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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
  • Mar 14

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!

    Congrats to Randy Gordon and Maks Del Mar!
    Maks's new book (co-edited with William Twining), which has an essay by my buddy Randy Gordon in it.  You can get the book here.
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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/
  • Mar 27

    Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation at Vanderbilt Law School

    Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation at Vanderbilt Law School
    After teaching my early morning classes, I will spend the rest of the day at Vanderbilt Law School for their Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation Conference. This is Vanderbilt's 17th Annual Law and Business…
  • Mar 26

    Corporations, the State, and the Rule of Law- Call for Paper

    Corporations, the State, and the Rule of Law- Call for Paper
    Below is a call for papers and description of a weeklong project on business and human rights. If you are interested, please contact one of the organizers below. I plan to participate and may also be able to answer some...
  • Mar 26

    NCAA Claims To Put Education Ahead of Profit. Really?

    NCAA Claims To Put Education Ahead of Profit. Really?
    Last week, NCAA lawyers went into court seeking to reverse the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s ruling in O’Bannon v. National Collegiate Athletic Association. In that case, the district court had held that…
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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/
  • Mar 26

    Nance on Police in Schools and the School-to-Prison Pipeline

    Nance on Police in Schools and the School-to-Prison Pipeline
    Jason P. Nance (University of Florida Levin College of Law) has posted Students, Police, and the School-to-Prison Pipeline (Washington University Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Since the terrible shootings at Sandy…
  • Mar 26

    Scurich on Comparing Erroneous Convictions and Acquittal

    Scurich on Comparing Erroneous Convictions and Acquittal
    Nicholas Scurich (University of California, Irvine) has posted Criminal Justice Policy Preferences: Blackstone Ratios and the Veil of Ignorance (Stanford Law & Policy Review, Vol. 26, p. 23, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Erroneous…
  • Mar 26

    Huq on Agency Slack and Criminal Justice Institution

    Huq on Agency Slack and Criminal Justice Institution
    Aziz Z. Huq (University of Chicago - Law School) has posted Agency Slack and the Design of Criminal Justice Institutions (Forthcoming in, The Routledge Handbook of Criminal Justice Ethics (J.P. Jackson & J. Jacobs, eds. 2016)) on SSRN.…
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Mar 26

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing
    For a potpourri of tips about legal writing, see Dear Scrivener by Scott Moise in the March 2015 South Carolina Lawyer. There, Moise responds to questions the column has received. Two of them concern pet peeves of mine: --Is the...
  • Mar 25

    ALWD and the Bluebook

    ALWD and the Bluebook
    Well you just can't say enough about ALWD and the Bluebook it seems, particularly now that citations made from each are indistinguishable. Your legal readers won't know which citation manual you used to get those oh-so-perfect citations. Not…
  • Mar 25

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method

    Call for Ideas: AALS Section on Teaching Method
    Here's the call for ideas, for the Section's 2015 newsletter: The AALS Section on Teaching Methods is building its 2015 newsletter around your creativity and innovation for introducing practical skills and knowledge into first-year law school…
Rank this Week: 178

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 200

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
  • Mar 25

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward

    End of Tuition Day: The Importance of Gratitude and of Paying It Forward
    Today marks a special day in our academic calendar: it is End of Tuition Day.  From this day forward in the school year, everything is free for every student. What exactly do I mean by “free”?  And what do I ……
  • Mar 17

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13

    Weekly Highlights for Mar. 13
    Originally posted on CASE Blog:Check out this week’s advancement news worldwide, the latest CASE news, trending discussions on CASE communities and content shared by member institutions. Have something to share? Add it in the…
  • Dec 10

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson

    All School Meeting Address: Winter Welcome 2014 and Discussions in the Wake of Ferguson
    Good morning, Andover! Over the Thanksgiving break, I wrote to you all an email, asking that you take some time to understand what was happening in Ferguson, Missouri.  A few members of the community — a student and a parent,…
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Mar 26

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    This is --  unintentionally -- hilarious.  (Okay, maybe not hilarious.  But pretty funny/ironic.)Judge Wardlaw writes a 36-page, single-spaced opinion.  I read the whole thing, and am about to say something about it.You…
  • Mar 25

    People v. Velasco-Palacios (Cal. Ct. App. - March 23, 2015)

    People v. Velasco-Palacios (Cal. Ct. App. - March 23, 2015)
    I said last week that I might not have dismissed the indictment -- and let a (potentially) guilty person free -- based on the government misconduct in that case.  Unlike the Ninth Circuit.By contrast, here's a case where I think the…
  • Mar 24

    Watts v. Oak Shores Community Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2015)

    Watts v. Oak Shores Community Ass'n (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2015)
    This is justice?!I'm not saying that Justice Gilbert's opinion is unambiguously wrong.  Maybe it even reaches the legally correct result.But the thing leaves an incredibly bad taste in my mouth.  If it's indeed the "right"…
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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
  • Mar 19

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"

    Omri Ben-Shahar, "The Unintended Effects of Access Justice Laws"
    Access Justice laws give people equal opportunity to enjoy primary goods, ensuring that access to these goods is not allocated by markets and is not tilted in favor of wealth and privilege. But Access Justice often fails to meet its…
  • Mar 16

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"

    William Baude, "Is Originalism Our Law?"
    At her confirmation hearing, Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan said that "we are all originalists." Is that true, and what would it mean for it to be true? In Is Originalism Our Law?, I argue that there is an important sense in which Justice…
  • Mar 3

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"

    Panel: "Ferguson and Beyond: Criminal Procedure and Police Killings"
    This panel was moderated by Professor Siegler and included Deputy Dean Ginsburg and Professors Huq, McAdams, and Randolph Stone. The event took place on February 4, 2015. It was presented by BLSA in partnership with the Law School and…
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