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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/
  • Mar 28

    [Eugene Volokh] The new crime of interracial painting

    [Eugene Volokh] The new crime of interracial painting
    Cathy Young (writing in the Forward) rightly criticizes the “cultural appropriation” objections to a white artist’s painting of Emmett Till — indeed, objections that include a call for the painting being destroyed…
  • Mar 28

    [Eugene Volokh] How big is your grain of salt? Test your skepticism

    [Eugene Volokh] How big is your grain of salt? Test your skepticism
    Can you find anything odd in this court order? I’ll be blogging about it in more detail shortly, but I wanted to give interested readers a shot at spotting this themselves, before I spoil it (though of course, simply saying that…
  • Mar 28

    [David Post] The national government and the states: A paradox

    [David Post] The national government and the states: A paradox
    A compendium of state taxing and spending data by the business website WalletHub, discussed at length in a terrific analysis by John Tierney over at the Atlantic, opens a pretty fascinating window on the state of American federalism at…
Rank this Week: 4

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 17

    She Does it Again

    She Does it Again
    Someone serious really needs to run against Miami-Dade State Attorney Katherine Fernández Rundle. Prosecutors say no crime was committed in scalding death of Miami inmate: The corrections officers who locked a schizophrenic man in a…
  • Mar 14

    IRL (R-27) Says No

    IRL (R-27) Says No
    Ros-Lehtinen Announces Her Intention To Vote No On AHCA Bill As Written The post IRL (R-27) Says No appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Mar 12

    Must be Reform

    Must be Reform
    A friend writes, Gathered with some friends last night to read the Megillah. This year we replaced the name of the villain Haman with “Donald” as we spun our groggers. Most satisfying. The post Must be Reform appeared first on…
Rank this Week: 18

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 23

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 28

    The Competitive Effects of Common Ownership: We Know Less than We Think

    The Competitive Effects of Common Ownership: We Know Less than We Think
    Daniel P. O'Brien, Bates White Economic Consulting and Keith Waehrer, Bates White Economic Consulting argue The Competitive Effects of Common Ownership: We Know Less than We Think. ABSTRACT: Recent empirical research purports to show that…
  • Mar 28

    Abuse of Dominance in EU Competition Law Emerging Trend

    Abuse of Dominance in EU Competition Law Emerging Trend
    Pier Luigi Parcu, Giorgio Monti and Marco Botta, European University Institute analyze Abuse of Dominance in EU Competition Law Emerging Trends. BOOK ABSTRACT: Granting rebates to a customer or refusing to supply a competitor are examples of…
  • Mar 28

    The Art of Regulation Competition in Europe – Wealth and Warine

    The Art of Regulation Competition in Europe – Wealth and Warine
    Christian Koenig and Bernhard von Wendland have a new book out on The Art of Regulation Competition in Europe – Wealth and Wariness. BOOK ABSTRACT: Increasingly, EU market regulation measures have been introduced in the pursuit of economic…
Rank this Week: 27

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 28

    Yale Presents Mutual Fund Tax Overhang Today At Georgetown

    Yale Presents Mutual Fund Tax Overhang Today At Georgetown
    Ethan Yale (Virginia) presents Mutual Fund Tax Overhang at Georgetown today as part of its Tax Law and Public Finance Workshop Series hosted by John Brooks and Itai Grinberg: The built-in-gain in a mutual fund’s portfolio is referred to as…
  • Mar 28

    Mason Presents A U.S. Perspective On State Aid Today In Luxembourg

    Mason Presents A U.S. Perspective On State Aid Today In Luxembourg
    Ruth Mason (Virginia) presents A U.S. Perspective on State Aid at the University of Luxembourg today: Tax Rulings as State Aid FAQ, 154 Tax Notes 451 (Jan. 23, 2017): In this report, the first in a series of reports on EU state aid, Mason…
  • Mar 28

    Brooklyn Symposium:Reconsidering The Tax Treaty

    Brooklyn Symposium:Reconsidering The Tax Treaty
    Symposium, Reconsidering the Tax Treaty, 41 Brook. J. Int'l L. 967-1301 (2016): Steven A. Dean (Brooklyn) & Rebecca M. Kysar (Brooklyn), Introduction: Reconsidering the Tax Treaty, 41 Brook. J. Int'l L. 967 (2016) Yariv Brauner (Florida),…
Rank this Week: 29

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 28

    Naming in Judicial Nomination

    Naming in Judicial Nomination
    I participated in a fantastic symposium in October at the University of Wisconsin Law School on “Modern Federal Judicial Selection.” A nearly final draft of my essay for the Wisconsin Law Review from that symposium is available here. My…
  • Mar 28

    Institutional Loyalties in Constitutional Law

    Institutional Loyalties in Constitutional Law
    My latest article, with Aziz Huq, is now available on SSRN. It is entitled “Institutional Loyalties in Constitutional Law.” Given what is happening in Washington in the first period of the Trump Administration, the question of when we…
  • Mar 27

    Monday Morning with Larry (Alexander)

    Monday Morning with Larry (Alexander)
    This morning was fun. Classes were prepared, in-box was manageable, meetings were cancelled. So, I spent a few hours with a stack of papers that Larry Alexander had sent a little while back. I don't know how Larry manages to write so much so…
Rank this Week: 33

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: 35

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 38

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 41

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 27

    Conference on the “Codification of Private International Law” – Cologne, 23-24 September 2016: Proceedings now published in IPRax 2/2017

    Conference on the “Codification of Private International Law” – Cologne, 23-24 September 2016: Proceedings now published in IPRax 2/2017
    The year 2016 did not only mark 30 years since the great reform of German private international law in 1986, but it was also the 35th anniversary of the foundation of the Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax).…
  • Mar 23

    Germany: Legal Consequences of the Draft Legislation on Child Marriage

    Germany: Legal Consequences of the Draft Legislation on Child Marriage
    On 17 February 2017, the German government presented a legislative draft on child marriage that represents a significant departure from current court practice (the text of the draft is available here). The legal status quo envisages a…
  • Mar 22

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over

    Brexit and PIL, Over and Over
    The abandonment of the EU by the UK is at the root of many doubts concerning the legal regime of cross-border private relationships. Little by little the panorama begins to clear up as the expectations and objectives of the UK are made…
Rank this Week: 44

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 28

    Waldman on the Effectiveness of Anti-Bullying Law

    Waldman on the Effectiveness of Anti-Bullying Law
    Ari Ezra Waldman (New York Law School) has posted Are Anti-Bullying Laws Effective? (Cornell Law Review, Vol. 103, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Since 2010, when several high profile bullying-related suicides brought bullying…
  • Mar 28

    Barnett on "Constitutional Originalism" and History

    Barnett on "Constitutional Originalism" and History
    Randy Barnett has a superb post discussing Jonathan Gienapp's "Constitutional Originalism and History." This is truly a must read, as is Gienapp's post. Here is an excerpt: [S}ome historians seem to think they can investigate the…
  • Mar 28

    Donelson Police Violence as the State of Nature

    Donelson Police Violence as the State of Nature
    Raff Donelson (Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge) has posted Blacks, Cops, and the State of Nature (Ohio State Journal of Criminal Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay offers a new way to conceptualize the…
Rank this Week: 59

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    ICTR, ICTY, and MICT Case Law Database

    ICTR, ICTY, and MICT Case Law Database
    The Mechanism for International Criminal Tribunals (MICT) has launched a new version of its Case Law Database to further promote and facilitate access to the jurisprudence of the International Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR), the International…
  • Mar 28

    Turner: Defense Perspectives on Fairness and Efficiency at the International Criminal Court

    Turner: Defense Perspectives on Fairness and Efficiency at the International Criminal Court
    Jenia Iontcheva Turner (Southern Methodist Univ. - Law) has posted Defense Perspectives on Fairness and Efficiency at the International Criminal Court (in The Oxford Handbook on International Criminal Law, Kevin Jon Heller et al. eds.,…
  • Mar 28

    Shany: A Human Rights Perspective to Global Battlefield Detention: Time to Reconsider Indefinite Detention

    Shany: A Human Rights Perspective to Global Battlefield Detention: Time to Reconsider Indefinite Detention
    Yuval Shany (Hebrew Univ. of Jerusalem - Law) has posted A Human Rights Perspective to Global Battlefield Detention: Time to Reconsider Indefinite Detention (International Law Studies, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The article discusses…
Rank this Week: 60

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 28

    Herbert on the History of Higher Ed Collective Bargaining

    Herbert on the History of Higher Ed Collective Bargaining
    Bill Herbert (Hunter College) recently did an interview with Radio Higher Ed: "A Primer on Unionization and Collective Bargaining in U.S. higher Education Institutions." According to the summary: This primer on collective bargaining…
  • Mar 27

    Bales on Resurrecting Labor

    Bales on Resurrecting Labor
    Our own Rick Bales (Ohio Northern) has just posted on SSRN his new article, Resurrecting Labor, which will be published int he Maryland Law Review. The abstract: Participation in American labor unions have changed radically, albeit…
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB in Vacancies Act Case

    Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB in Vacancies Act Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled (6-2) in NLRB v. SW General. The Court held that once President Obama nominated Lafe Solomon to be the NLRB's General Counsel, he could no longer serve in his current capacity as Acting General Counsel....
Rank this Week: 57

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 53

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 28

    “Truth, Justice, and the Ethical Way”: The Legal Ethics of Government Lawyer

    “Truth, Justice, and the Ethical Way”: The Legal Ethics of Government Lawyer
    Ever wondered what government lawyers and superheroes have in common? Although you are unlikely to see counsel in capes, flying through the metropolis, government lawyers and superheroes serve the public in the pursuit of justice. Both are…
  • Mar 28

    20 Tips for a Smooth Transition From Student to Lawyer

    20 Tips for a Smooth Transition From Student to Lawyer
    For Law Student Week on Slaw, here is an abridged version of the LAWPRO article: “20 tips for a successful transition” – a guide for law students through the transition from student life to legal practice. See…
  • Mar 28

    Lawyers Behaving ‘Badly’: Should Lawyers Be Breaking the Rules?

    Lawyers Behaving ‘Badly’: Should Lawyers Be Breaking the Rules?
    The Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa is known for its expertise in social justice and in my experience many of my colleagues decided to attend this institution for this reason.[1] When I applied and accepted my offer of admission to…
Rank this Week: 54

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Kentucky, Nebraska Enacts New Protections For Religion In School

    Kentucky, Nebraska Enacts New Protections For Religion In School
    Two states this month have enacted legislation aimed at enhancing free exercise rights in the public school context. In Kentucky, on March 16 Governor Matt Bevin signed SB 17 which protects the expression of religious and political…
  • Mar 28

    Virginia Federal Court OK's Trump's Second Travel Ban EO

    Virginia Federal Court OK's Trump's Second Travel Ban EO
    While federal district courts in Hawaii and Maryland have issued nationwide injunctions barring enforcement of President Trump's second travel ban Executive Order finding that it violates the Establishment Clause, a Virginia federal district…
  • Mar 28

    Religious Exemptions In ACA and FICA Upheld

    Religious Exemptions In ACA and FICA Upheld
    In Olson v. Social Security Administration, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41469 (D ND, March 22, 2017), a North Dakota federal district court adopted a magistrate's recommendations (2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 41468, March 3, 2017) and dismissed…
Rank this Week: 76

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 28

    Gender Budgeting

    Gender Budgeting
    From the Economist: IT IS easy to be cynical about government--and rarely does such cynicism go unrewarded. Take, for instance, policy towards women. Some politicians declare that they value women's unique role, which can be shorthand for…
  • Mar 27

    Saudi Arabian Women

    Saudi Arabian Women
    From the Economist: CAN Saudi Arabia keep its women? Last month’s appointment of women to head two big banks and Tadawul, the kingdom’s stock exchange, offers hope that the path to a fulfilling career is not completely blocked. But the...
  • Mar 26

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina
    From The Herald: Debra Parks wanted to be treated the same as anybody else by the courts. At 62, she’s disabled, and split from her partner of almost four decades. She filed a lawsuit because she wanted her relationship, which...
Rank this Week: 65

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

    Additional Thoughts on Star Athletica

    Additional Thoughts on Star Athletica
    I mentioned last week that I did not think highly of the Supreme Court’s opinion in the “cheerleader uniform” copyright case. Let me explain why and then make some observations about how the case may be received by the lower…
  • Mar 24

    Call for Papers: LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference

    Call for Papers: LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference
    LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference 2016 ELECTION: WHAT NEXT? ORLANDO, FL   LATCRIT/SALT JUNIOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SEP. 28, 2017 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: SEP. 29 – 30 BOARD MEETING (COMMUNITY & EXECUTIVE SESSIONS)…
  • Mar 24

    Book Recommendation

    Book Recommendation
    The professor who influenced me the most as an undergraduate was Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, an iconoclastic political scientist who uses game theory and other behavioral tools to assess domestic and international affairs.  I was so…
Rank this Week: 73

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 28

    Article on Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration

    Article on Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration
    Mary F. Radford recently published an Article entitled, Wills, Trusts, Guardianships, and Fiduciary Administration, 68 Mercer L. Rev. 321 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Article describes selected cases and…
  • Mar 28

    Article on Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation

    Article on Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation
    Mark Glover recently published an Article entitled, A Social Welfare Theory of Inheritance Regulation, 2018 Utah L. Rev. (Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The law of succession grants donors broad freedom to decide…
  • Mar 28

    Article on the Power of Trusts in Anglo-American Business History

    Article on the Power of Trusts in Anglo-American Business History
    John Morley recently published an Article entitled, The Common Law Corporation: The Power of the Trust in Anglo-American Business History, 116 Colum. L. Rev. 2145 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Essay challenges a…
Rank this Week: 77

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/
  • Mar 28

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Robert B. Ahdieh, Notes from the Border: Writing Across the Administrative Law/Financial Regulation Divide, 66 J. Legal Educ. 64 (2016).…
  • Mar 28

    Call for Participants: Proposed AALS Discussion Group - A New Era for Business Regulation?

    Call for Participants: Proposed AALS Discussion Group - A New Era for Business Regulation?
    Proposed Discussion Group A New Era for Business Regulation? Joan MacLeod Heminway, The University of Tennessee College of Law Anne Tucker, Georgia State University College of Law 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018 This…
  • Feb 27

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: John P. Anderson, When Does Corporate Criminal Liability for Insider Trading Make Sense?, 46 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2016). Maria Babajanian,…
Rank this Week: 86

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 28

    Functionalism and Synthetic History

    Functionalism and Synthetic History
    Functionalism has any number of academic meanings. In anthropology, it references some of the early ethnographic work I mentioned in my last post – carried out with the aspiration to entirely map the inter-relationships of a bounded…
  • Mar 28

    Schmidt on State Action and Doctrinal Confusion

    Schmidt on State Action and Doctrinal Confusion
    Christopher W. Schmidt, Chicago-Kent College of Law, has posted On Doctrinal Confusion: The Case of the State Action Doctrine, which appears in the Brigham Young University Law Review 2016: 575: In this Article, I use a case study of the…
  • Mar 28

    George Named Berger-Howe Fellow

    George Named Berger-Howe Fellow
    [We have the following announcement.] Harvard Law School is pleased to announce that Marie-Amélie George will be the Raoul Berger-Mark DeWolfe Howe Legal History Fellow for 2017-2018.  Ms. George received her law degree from…
Rank this Week: 82

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Mar 23

    Campos on Glover on Theories of Legal Claim

    Campos on Glover on Theories of Legal Claim
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Sergio Campos’s essay, Do Claims About Claims to Claims Matter? Sergio reviews Maria Glover’s recent article, A Regulatory Theory of Legal Claims, 70 Vand. L. Rev. 221 (2017).
  • Mar 21

    March Oral Arguments at SCOTUS

    March Oral Arguments at SCOTUS
    Several interesting civil procedure cases on the Supreme Court’s March 2017 oral argument calendar (more details in the links)... Today (3/21): Microsoft v. Baker Tomorrow (3/22): Water Splash v. Menon Monday (3/27): TC Heartland v. Kraft…
  • Mar 20

    Call for Papers: Akron Law Review Symposium on the 2015 FRCP Amendment

    Call for Papers: Akron Law Review Symposium on the 2015 FRCP Amendment
    The Akron Law Review is publishing a symposium issue entitled Discovery and the Impact of the December 2015 Amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure. From the announcement: The Akron Law Review invites papers regarding the…
Rank this Week: 84

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 7

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"

    Gillian Thomas, "Title VII and Women in the Workplace"
    Gillian Thomas, staff attorney at the ACLU Women's Rights Project, will discuss issues in her recently-published book, Because of Sex: One Law, Ten Cases, and Fifty Years about Title VII and its effects for women in the workplace. The book…
  • Feb 28

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"

    Anthony J. Casey, "The Short Happy Life of Rules and Standards"
    The choice between rules and standards in lawmaking is a central question. But the line between the two forms is not as clear as most scholars presume. This talk argues that the lack of a coherent unifying principle in the…
  • Feb 3

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"

    Kurt Lash & Alan Gura, "Does the Fourteenth Amendment Protect Unenumerated Rights?"
    Professor Lash graduated from Yale Law School and served as law clerk to the Honorable Robert R. Beezer of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Afterward, he joined the University of Illinois from Loyola Law School Los…
Rank this Week: 87

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Mar 28

    $45 Million for Stay Violation

    $45 Million for Stay Violation
    How much in punitive damages is enough to punish unlawful conduct and deter its repetition? $45 million was one bankruptcy court's opinion, in the case of a wrongful home foreclosure and eviction in knowing violation of the automatic stay.…
  • Mar 26

    Inter-Creditor Duties in Sovereign Debt

    Inter-Creditor Duties in Sovereign Debt
    This is a joint post by Mitu Gulati and Mark Weidemaier As we discussed in a couple of earlier posts, we have been thinking recently about the use of exit consents to restructure sovereign debt, especially in the context of...
  • Mar 24

    Exchange Offers and Hardball

    Exchange Offers and Hardball
    Over at Dealb%k. (BTW, I don't pick the pictures).
Rank this Week: 103

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

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

    Scholarship Spotlight: "Laws as Implied Contract Terms" (Steven W. Feldman - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

    Scholarship Spotlight: "Laws as Implied Contract Terms" (Steven W. Feldman - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
    We at ContractsProf Blog love to highlight recent scholarship by our readers! If you are the author of a recent work of contracts or commercial law scholarship that you have posted on SSRN, send me (Mark Edwin Burge) a copy...
  • Mar 27

    NDAs in the Sexual Assault Context

    NDAs in the Sexual Assault Context
    I've blogged a lot about NDAs on this blog, including in the context of allegations of domestic violence. So when I saw this recent essay on Inside Higher Ed discussing NDAs in the context of sexual assault investigations on university...
  • Mar 24

    Contracts read published in Drake Law Review

    Contracts read published in Drake Law Review
    Abstract Consent, a powerful concept that lies at the heart of contract law, has received a great amount of scholarly attention. Recently, some contract law scholars have been criticizing consent and suggesting alternative concepts. Contrary…
Rank this Week: 101

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: 102

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: 98

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 28

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN

    Judges, Courthouses, and C-SPAN
    The Virginia Judicial Inquiry and Review Commission (JIRC) has filed a complaint against two retired judges alleging that they violated the state’s judicial ethics code by campaigning against a referendum to relocate the Augusta County…
  • Mar 20

    In Houston this week? Join us for the Yale L. Rosenberg Annual Lecture - "What Does it Mean to Be the First? Lessons from Women Shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court"

    In Houston this week? Join us for the Yale L. Rosenberg Annual Lecture - "What Does it Mean to Be the First? Lessons from Women Shortlisted for the U.S. Supreme Court"
    Dean Leonard M. Baynes cordially invites you and a guest to the The Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture featuring Renee Knake Professor of Law and The Larry and Joanne Doherty Chair in Legal Ethics at the University of Houston Law...
  • Mar 20

    Stop Calling Him "Judge" Napolitano

    Stop Calling Him "Judge" Napolitano
    By now, everyone knows that Fox News contributor Andrew Napolitano was the source behind the recent White House claim that the British intelligence service, known as GCHQ, colluded with President Obama to conduct surveillance of Donald Trump…
Rank this Week: 139

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 127

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Mar 28

    Second Circuit Rejects First Amendment Claim of Law Firm to Accept Investment from NonLawyer

    Second Circuit Rejects First Amendment Claim of Law Firm to Accept Investment from NonLawyer
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Jacoby & Myers, LLP v. The Presiding Justices of the First, Second, Third & Fourth Depts, the Second Circuit upheld the New York Rules...
  • Mar 25

    Virginia District Judge Upholds Muslim Travel Ban 2.0

    Virginia District Judge Upholds Muslim Travel Ban 2.0
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his opinion in Sarsour v. Trump, United States District Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia Anthony Trenga denied the Plaintiffs' motion for Temporary…
  • Mar 23

    Fifth Circuit Says Medical Reimbursement Preemption Claim Can Move Forward

    Fifth Circuit Says Medical Reimbursement Preemption Claim Can Move Forward
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit ruled this week that a medical air-evacuation company has standing and that it sufficiently alleged that state defendants had "some connection" to the enforcement of…
Rank this Week: 119

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 28

    Opinion requiring modern clinical tests for mental disability in capital case

    Opinion requiring modern clinical tests for mental disability in capital case
    Justice Ginsburg delivered the opinion of the Court in Moore v. Texas. Chief Justice Roberts filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Thomas and Alito joined.
  • Mar 28

    Lemley & Volokh on Virtual and Augmented Reality

    Lemley & Volokh on Virtual and Augmented Reality
    Mark A. Lemley and Eugene Volokh (Stanford Law School and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) have posted Law, Virtual Reality, and Augmented Reality on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented…
  • Mar 27

    Humbach on Alexander on Hard Incompatibilism

    Humbach on Alexander on Hard Incompatibilism
    John A. Humbach (Pace University School of Law) has posted Does Hard Incompatibilism Really Abolish ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’? Some Thoughts in Response to Larry Alexander on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a challenge to recent writings of…
Rank this Week: 133

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 130

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Mar 28

    Court Orders New York to Release School Improvement Funds to Schools by Education Law Center

    Court Orders New York to Release School Improvement Funds to Schools by Education Law Center
    In a major victory for parents, a New York appeals court has ordered the State Division of Budget to immediately release over $37 million in improvement grants to 20 needy schools across the state. A year ago, the grants were frozen by…
  • Mar 28

    Washington State School District Settles Race Discrimination Suit

    Washington State School District Settles Race Discrimination Suit
    Washington State's University Place School District settled a lawsuit filed by three black students who alleged racial discrimination by teachers at Curtis High School, reportedly for $450,000. The student-plaintiffs in the suit alleged in…
  • Mar 27

    Recent Scholarship on Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gay Curriculum Law

    Recent Scholarship on Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gay Curriculum Law
    Recently posted articles on SSRN this month address First Amendment concerns in crafting anti-bullying laws and surveys anti-gay anti-gay provisions exist in the curriculum laws of twenty states, and in several provisions of a federal law…
Rank this Week: 116

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 28

    Geistfeld on Autonomous Vehicle

    Geistfeld on Autonomous Vehicle
    Mark Geistfeld has posted to SSRN A Roadmap for Autonomous Vehicles: State Tort Liability, Automobile Insurance, and Federal Safety Regulation. The abstract provides: The vast majority of motor vehicle crashes are now caused by driver error.…
  • Mar 24

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award

    Lens on Defective Punitive Damage Award
    Jill Wieber Lens has posted to SSRN Defective Punitive Damage Awards. The abstract provides: Private redress theories of punitive damages recognize an individual victim’s right to be punitive. That right exists because the defendant knew…
  • Mar 23

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia

    Wrongful Birth Versus Wrongful Conception in Georgia
    A Georgia sperm bank is facing numerous suits based on a donor who was touted as a Ph.D. in neuroscience with an IQ of 160 when he was, in fact, a college dropout with a criminal record and a diagnosis...
Rank this Week: 129

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Mar 24

    Bruckner on Higher Education & Bankruptcy

    Bruckner on Higher Education & Bankruptcy
    Bankruptcy scholar Matthew A. Bruckner, Assistant Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law, has a couple of very interesting new papers exploring the peculiar intersection of bankruptcy law and higher education. In the first,…
  • Mar 17

    Brunson & Herzig: A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell

    Brunson & Herzig: A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell
    Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola-Chicago) and David Herzig (Valparaiso) have posted A Diachronic Approach to Bob Jones: Religious Tax Exemptions after Obergefell, Indiana Law Journal (forthcoming). Here is the abstract: In Bob Jones v. U.S., the…
  • Mar 17

    Colinvaux: The Importance of Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive

    Colinvaux: The Importance of Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive
    Roger Colinvaux (Catholic) has posted The Importance of a Participatory Charitable Giving Incentive, 154 Tax Notes No. 5 (2017). Here is the abstract: Leading tax reform proposals contemplate a charitable deduction claimed by just five…
Rank this Week: 121

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Brian F. Havel and John Q. Mulligan.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Feb 6

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine

    In Memoriam: Michael Levine
    Everyone at the International Aviation Law Institute was saddened to hear of Michael Levine's passing this weekend. He was one of the airline industry's most influential figures, exemplified by a long and distinguished career at the Civil…
  • Dec 7

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger

    DOJ Offers Conditional Approval of Alaska/Virgin Merger
    The U.S. Department of Justice has filed a proposed settlement that would resolve its antitrust claims against Alaska Air Group's proposed acquisition of Virgin America, on the condition that Alaska limit its existing codeshare agreement with…
  • Dec 5

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited

    DOT Grants Permit to Norwegian Air International Limited
    The U.S. Department of Transportation has finally granted Norwegian Air International Limited (NAI) its requested foreign air carrier permit to begin operating flights to the United States. The announcement brings to a close a three-year saga…
Rank this Week: 135

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 12

    Guest Contributor

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

    Test again.

    Test again.
  • Nov 12

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Rank this Week: 137

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 28

    Cowboy Diplomacy

    Cowboy Diplomacy
    What implications does modern Jacksonianism have for U.S. foreign policy? Jacksonians don’t want to order other people’s lives, but are determined to protect their own lives, values, traditions, and dignity, regardless of status,…
  • Mar 28

    Children perform better when their father lives at home | Daily Mail Online

    Children perform better when their father lives at home | Daily Mail Online
    It said when single mothers were joined by the children's biological father, then if the family stayed together, the children were as likely to do as well as children of the best-off stable families, those which where always headed by...
  • Mar 28

    The Trauma of Facing Deportation - The New Yorker

    The Trauma of Facing Deportation - The New Yorker
    The next day, a doctor inserted a feeding tube through Georgi’s nostril. “He showed no resistance,” Soslan said. “Nothing.” Georgi was given a diagnosis of uppgivenhetssyndrom, or resignation syndrome, an illness…
Rank this Week: 165

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Mar 28

    "Criminal Adjudication, Error Correction, and Hindsight Blind Spots"

    "Criminal Adjudication, Error Correction, and Hindsight Blind Spots"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in 73 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 165 (2016)): "Criminal Adjudication, Error Correction, and Hindsight Blind Spots" LISA KERN GRIFFIN, Duke University School of Law Concerns about hindsight in the law typically…
  • Mar 27

    "Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future"

    "Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 48, 2017): "Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future" OWEN D. JONES, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences This article surveys…
  • Mar 27

    "Predicting the Knowledge-Recklessness Distinction in the Human Brain"

    "Predicting the Knowledge-Recklessness Distinction in the Human Brain"
    Recently Published on SSRN: "Predicting the Knowledge-Recklessness Distinction in the Human Brain" IRIS VILARES, University College London - Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging MICHAEL WESLEY, University of Kentucky - Behavioral Science…
Rank this Week: 163

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: 146

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Mar 22

    Berkeley’s border wall blacklists ‘illegal’: Berkeley law professor

    Berkeley’s border wall blacklists ‘illegal’: Berkeley law professor
    John Yoo quoted by Fox Business, March 22, 2017 “The city of Berkeley should not be discriminating based on political views…I think then you’re going to start getting the courts involved and it’s going to look very…
  • Mar 22

    Congress is about to give away your online privacy

    Congress is about to give away your online privacy
    Christopher Hoofnagle co-writes for Wired, March 22, 2017 Congress is poised to roll back FCC privacy protections in a way that could seriously compromise our online lives. The protections require internet service providers to secure consumer…
  • Mar 21

    Ex-DOJ official: Gorsuch will likely vote against Roe v. Wade

    Ex-DOJ official: Gorsuch will likely vote against Roe v. Wade
    John Yoo quoted by Newsmax, March 21, 2017 “The scales are probably tilted toward believing that he would overturn Roe v. Wade,” John Yoo, a UC Berkeley law professor told Newsmax TV’s “The Steve Malzberg Show”…
Rank this Week: 142

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 28

    Bahlul Files Cert Petition

    Bahlul Files Cert Petition
    Counsel for Ali Hamza Suliman al Bahlul have filed a petition for a writ of certiorari with the Supreme Court appealing the October 2016 ruling by the U.S. Circuit Court of the District of Columbia sitting en banc. In the October…
  • Mar 28

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Michael Daniel

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Michael Daniel
    Our interview is with Michael Daniel, former Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator at the White House and current President of the Cyber Threat Alliance. We ask Michael how the new guys are doing in his job,…
  • Mar 28

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times tells us that President Donald Trump signed a much-anticipated executive order rolling back most of former President Barack Obama’s legacy on climate change, celebrating the move as a way to promote energy…
Rank this Week: 218

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 28

    Will Republicans Burn Down the Senate to Cut Rich People's Taxes?

    Will Republicans Burn Down the Senate to Cut Rich People's Taxes?
    by Neil H. BuchananEven in a world where Republicans have shamelessly abandoned their supposed principles in order to embrace Donald Trump, the one thing about which they all still agree is that they must cut taxes on the rich.  On this…
  • Mar 27

    Originalism Here, There, Everywhere and Nowhere

    Originalism Here, There, Everywhere and Nowhere
    By Eric SegallThere was a time when a handful of legal scholars advocated for an originalist methodology that, if applied honestly, would significantly constrain judicial discretion even in hard constitutional cases. Professors Raul Berger…
  • Mar 27

    Separation of Powers Better Justifies SCOTUS Nominee Reticence Than Judicial Impartiality Doe

    Separation of Powers Better Justifies SCOTUS Nominee Reticence Than Judicial Impartiality Doe
    by Michael DorfLast week, I joined the chorus of academics decrying the futility of most of the questioning of Judge Gorsuch and other recent SCOTUS nominees. In a column, I agreed with Joe Biden's characterization of confirmation hearings as…
Rank this Week: 196

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 211