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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: 10

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Apr 25

    Off to the ICN Annual Meeting in Sydney

    Off to the ICN Annual Meeting in Sydney
    I am off tonight to Sydney, Australia for the ICN annual meeting. The pre-ICN events are spectacular and I am participating in two of them. The first is a discussion I am co-hosting on Procedural Fairness in Asian Antitrust on...
  • Apr 24

    The Death of the Comcast Deal

    The Death of the Comcast Deal
    Tim Wu, Columbia Law has an op-ed in the New Yorker on The Death of the Comcast Deal.
  • Apr 24

    Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation?

    Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation?
    Claire Chambolle (INRA-UR1303 ALISS), Clemence Christin (Normandie Université, UCBN, CREM-UMR CNRS 6211) and Guy Meunier (INRA-UR1303 ALISS) ask Optimal production channel for private labels: Too much or too little innovation? ABSTRACT: We…
Rank this Week: 13

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference

    So, that happened: MPAA Creativity Conference
    The Motion Picture Association of America, in partnership with Microsoft and ABC NewsCreativity Conference(File under: you invited me!  Also, no surprise, the food was good and the perks nice—you could get your photo made in a…
  • Apr 24

    Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim

    Deducting points for a 3-point landing in copyright claim
    Horizon Comics Prods., Inc. v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, No. 15-cv-11684 (D. Mass. filed Apr. 23, 2015): Newly filed; the claim is that movie Iron Man's armor infringes the copyright in another comic armored suit.  All I'll say…
  • Apr 24

    Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter

    Ad agency liability for false advertising without scienter
    Nestlé Purina Petcare Co. v. Blue Buffalo Co., No. 4:14 CV 859, 2015 WL 1782661 (E.D. Mo. Apr. 20, 2015) Purina sued Blue Buffalo for false advertising of its dog food as “grain free” and containing “no chicken…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Apr 22

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election

    Why Coral Gable Should Use STV for Commission Election
    Because Coral Gables does not have run-off elections, there is always a risk in multi-candidate Commission elections that a person might elected with less than a majority vote.  Indeed, this has happened more than once in recent memory,…
  • Apr 22

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist

    ‘Thinking Like A Lawyer’ Proved to Exist
    ‘Ideology’ or ‘Situation Sense’? An Experimental Investigation of Motivated Reasoning and Professional Judgment: This paper reports the results of a study on whether political predispositions influence judicial…
  • Apr 18

    The Rise of Robot Governance

    The Rise of Robot Governance
    net.wars: Multiplicity has the best write-up of We Robot 2015 that I’ve seen yet. My favorite quote: [David] Post led the discussion to broader questions: if you’re going to intervene in the development of new norms and law, when…
Rank this Week: 19

M & A Law Prof Blog

M & A Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mergers/
  • Apr 24

    Mylan's Dutch Pill

    Mylan's Dutch Pill
    Mylan, which moved its domicile last year to the Netherlands in an inversion transaction, has a new tool to deploy in its defense against an unwanted bid from Teva. Yesterday, the Financial Times noted that Mylan was preparing to deploy...
  • Apr 23

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation

    Universal Demand and Merger Litigation
    For what it's worth, Chu and Zhao have released a paper, The Dark Side of Shareholder Litigation: Evidence from Corporate Takeovers, and the abstract: Exploiting the staggered adoption of universal demand (UD) laws by 23 states between 1989…
  • Apr 22

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?

    Odds of Comcast-TWC Deal Going Through?
    By now a coin flip? -bjmq
Rank this Week: 31

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 40

Aviation Law Prof Blog

Aviation Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/aviation/
  • Apr 22

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court

    7th Circuit Denies Attempt to Bring EU 261 Claims in U.S. Court
    Earlier this month the U.S. 7th Circuit Court of Appeals issued its opinion in Volodarskiy v. Delta Airlines, affirming the opinion of the Northern District Court of Illinois that Regulation 261/2004 of the European Union (EU 261), which…
  • Apr 8

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme

    European Commission Approves French State Aid Scheme
    Applying the recently revised Guidelines on State aid to airports and airlines, the European Commission has approved three schemes proposed by the French government for the purposes of improving regional connectivity and development and…
  • Apr 2

    Explainer on Germanwing

    Explainer on Germanwing
    We hope to offer additional details and commentary as more facts emerge from last week's tragedy involving Germanwings Flight 9525, but for now what follows is an overview of the basic legal issues pertaining to the event as we understand...
Rank this Week: 44

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/
  • Apr 24

    Want to change a student's life?

    Want to change a student's life?
    One way to do it is to fund awards like this one, this one, or this one.
  • Apr 24

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.

    Most of us know people who have or had struggled with cancer.
    And this book is one such journey (with a very happy ending):  all of us who know Geoff and Autumn Berman were pulling for them as Geoff beat cancer.  (And yes, I'm one of the people mentioned in the book, but that's not why you…
  • Apr 21

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.

    R.I.P., Betty Willis.
    An icon who created icons.
Rank this Week: 47

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 25

    Ecomentalists and science denial

    Ecomentalists and science denial
    The environmental movement’s war against genetic engineering has led to a deepening rift with the scientific community. A recent survey by the Pew Research Center and the American Association for the... [[ This is a content summary…
  • Apr 24

    Sea Smoke Sea Spray (Santa Rita Hills) 2011

    Sea Smoke Sea Spray (Santa Rita Hills) 2011
    For dinner tonight I made open face croque madames on savory cheese and chive waffles. For the waffles, I made up a half batch of Bob's Red Mill Organic 7 Grain Pancake & Waffle Mix , to which I... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 23

    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2002

    Robert Mondavi Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon (Napa Valley) 2002
    For dinner tonight, I cut some flank steak into small pieces, which I then dusted with corn starch in a coarse sieve so that I could shake off the excess. I then stir fried it in my trusty Calphalon... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 53

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: 61

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Apr 21

    Best Practices in Judicial Selection Procedures for International Courts – this Friday!

    Best Practices in Judicial Selection Procedures for International Courts – this Friday!
    In case you will be in the Washington, D.C. area on Friday, April 24, from 3:30 to 5 pm, please consider coming to a panel on Best Practices in Judicial Selection Procedures for International Courts, at the American Society of International…
  • Apr 21

    The government of Sudan, the bombing of civilians, and the silence of the international community

    The government of Sudan, the bombing of civilians, and the silence of the international community
    The recent elections in Sudan call into question the legitimacy of the government soon to be re-elected. Even if the elections had been free and fair (which they have not), the government’s legitimacy would be challenged unequivocally…
  • Apr 16

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women

    Work On! UN Peacekeeping recruiting senior women
    United Nations Peacekeeping is actively looking for “qualified senior women” to join their staff: We are looking for senior qualified women with proven leadership skills, integrity, and commitment to the ideals of the UN…
Rank this Week: 67

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity

    Murphy: First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity
    Sean D. Murphy (Member, International Law Commission; George Washington Univ. - Law) has posted First Report of the Special Rapporteur on Crimes Against Humanity (UN Doc. A/CN.4/680 (2015)). Here's the abstract: In the field of international…
  • Apr 26

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest

    Conference: International Investment Law and Public Interest
    On May 12, 2015, the Law Department of the University of Turin will host a conference on "International Investment Law and Public Interests." The program is here.
  • Apr 25

    New Issue: Review of International Organization

    New Issue: Review of International Organization
    The latest issue of the Review of International Organizations (Vol. 10, no. 2, June 2015) is out. Contents include:Special Issue: Dispute Settlement in International OrganizationsChristina L. Davis, The political logic of dispute settlement:…
Rank this Week: 69

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Apr 8

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?

    Are overcrowded prisons unconstitutional?
    Jonathan Simon interviewed by Slate, March 18, 2015 “Does the Eighth Amendment just prevent torture, or does it protect something more? If it just protects us against torture then obviously it’s a very limited right, and we have…
  • Apr 8

    Canadian politics goes to the dog

    Canadian politics goes to the dog
    Ian Haney López book cited in Victoria News, March 17, 2015 Likely no country has employed dog-whistle politics longer or with more gusto than the United States. Indeed, in a book published last year … law professor Ian Haney…
  • Apr 8

    Talking in code

    Talking in code
    Ian Haney López interviewed by Chicago Reporter, March 13, 2015 Dog whistle politics is all about the stimulation of racial fear. And yet, we should be clear on those who are doing the stimulating—on the politicians, the…
Rank this Week: 68

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: 72

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Apr 25

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summaries are from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Kingsley v. Hendrickson: Whether the requirements of a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 excessive force claim brought by a plaintiff who was a pretrial detainee at the time of the...
  • Apr 24

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment

    Sekhon on Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment
    Nirej Sekhon (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Purpose, Policing, and the Fourth Amendment ((Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Fourth Amendment cases are replete with…
  • Apr 24

    Stoughton on Law Enforcement's "Warrior" Problem

    Stoughton on Law Enforcement's "Warrior" Problem
    Seth W. Stoughton (University of South Carolina School of Law) has posted Law Enforcement's 'Warrior' Problem (128 Harv. L. Rev. Forum 225 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Within law enforcement, few things are more venerated than the…
Rank this Week: 82

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 92

BankruptcyProf Blog

BankruptcyProf Blog

A member of the Law Professor Blogs Network.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/bankruptcyprof_blog/
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 14

    About BankruptcyProf Blog

    About BankruptcyProf Blog
    If you are interested in serving as an editor of BankruptcyProf Blog for the Law Professor Blogs Network, please contact Paul Caron and Joe Hodnicki by email.
  • Jan 3

    NACBA Members of the Month

    NACBA Members of the Month
    I just went to pay my NACBA dues online and discovered that our own Peter Lively is the NACBA member of the month this month and our own Erik Clark was so designated three months ago. So we can say...
Rank this Week: 94

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In West v. Grams, (7th Cir., April 22, 2015), the 7th Circuit vacated the district court's dismissal on mootness grounds of a Muslim inmate's RLUIPA claim. While the inmate had been transferred to another institution, the challenged…
  • Apr 26

    Egyptian Channel Cancels Program After Host's Criticism of Conservative Islam

    Egyptian Channel Cancels Program After Host's Criticism of Conservative Islam
    Egypt's Daily News reported yesterday that the Al-Qahera Wal Nas satellite channel has cancelled the program hosted by commentator Islam El-Behiry after two lawsuits against it challenge El-Behiry's criticism of conservative Islamic…
  • Apr 26

    Abercrombie Changes Dress Code As Supreme Court Decision Near

    Abercrombie Changes Dress Code As Supreme Court Decision Near
    As it awaits a Supreme Court decision in a case challenging its failure to provide a religious accommodation to its dress code for employees (see prior posting), Abercrombie & Fitch announced Friday that it will no longer hire employees…
Rank this Week: 95

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Apr 24

    No Gas in Auto Emission Standard Suit

    No Gas in Auto Emission Standard Suit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled today that plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge EPA and NHTSA's standards for greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks. The ruling means that the case is dismissed,…
  • Apr 24

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona's Voter Registration Form for Party Preference

    Ninth Circuit Upholds Arizona's Voter Registration Form for Party Preference
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Before 2011, Arizona law required that voter registration forms include a blank space for the registrant’s party preference. But a 2011 law required the voter…
  • Apr 22

    Court Gives Go-Ahead to Antitrust Suits in Gas Industry

    Court Gives Go-Ahead to Antitrust Suits in Gas Industry
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court ruled this week in Oneok, Inc. v. Learjet, Inc. that the Natural Gas Act did not preempt retail gas purchasers' antitrust lawsuits against sellers (gas pipelines) for manipulating…
Rank this Week: 104

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 110

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 26

    French Artist JR on American Immigration

    French Artist JR on American Immigration
    French artist and "photograffeur" JR has been tackling immigration in America. With "Unframed," JR has brought life to the Ellis Island Immigrant Hospital in New York harbor. (For those who can't get to Ellis Island to see…
  • Apr 26

    Is It Time for Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Go? Contempt Hearings in Civil Rights Lawsuit in a Nutshell

    Is It Time for Sheriff Joe Arpaio to Go? Contempt Hearings in Civil Rights Lawsuit in a Nutshell
    Photo courtesy of the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office This week, ImmigrationProf has been offering daily coverage of the contempt hearings against Sheriff Joe Arpaio and the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MSCO) in Melendres v. Arpaio,…
  • Apr 26

    New Immigration Clinic at South Texas College of Law

    New Immigration Clinic at South Texas College of Law
    The Adjunct Law Prof Blog recently spread the word that South Texas College of Law is opening a new immigration clinic. Here is the announcement. KJ
Rank this Week: 113

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • Apr 22

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority

    Mandated “fair use” language has no place in trade promotion authority
    Earlier this week Senators Orrin Hatch and Ron Wyden and Representative Paul Ryan introduced bipartisan, bicameral legislation, the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015 (otherwise known as Trade Promotion…
  • Apr 21

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust

    The European Commission, Google, and the Limits of Antitrust
    The precise details underlying the European Commission’s (EC) April 15 Statement of Objections (SO), the EC’s equivalent of an antitrust complaint, against Google, centered on the company’s promotion of its comparison…
  • Apr 9

    Don’t tread on my Internet

    Don’t tread on my Internet
    Ben Sperry and I have a long piece on net neutrality in the latest issue of Reason Magazine entitled, “How to Break the Internet.” It’s part of a special collection of articles and videos dedicated to the proposition…
Rank this Week: 118

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 26

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support

    Stayed Suspension For Failure To Pay Child Support
    From the web page of the Colorado Supreme Court The Presiding Disciplinary Judge approved the parties’ conditional admission of misconduct and suspended Bruce A. Logan (Attorney Registration Number 14187) from the practice of law for ninety…
  • Apr 25

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State

    Suspension For Unauthorized Practice In Two State
    A suspension of six months and a day was imposed by the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court of an attorney who listed himself as admitted in that jurisdiction while on administrative suspension The respondent was admitted to the bar of…
  • Apr 24

    Not A Big Winner

    Not A Big Winner
    Not a legal profession but a decision worth noting from the Iowa Supreme Court This case requires us to apply ordinary contract principles to an extraordinary event. While playing a penny slot machine, a casino patron obtained a win of...
Rank this Week: 127

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 26

    What LSU Portends for the Future of Legal Education

    What LSU Portends for the Future of Legal Education
    Boston Globe, LSU to Draft Insolvency Plan as Jindal Cuts Loom: Louisiana State University will draw up a financial exigency plan, equivalent to college bankruptcy, as $608 million in budget cuts proposed by Governor Bobby Jindal threaten to…
  • Apr 26

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is quite a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new #1 paper and new papers debuting on the list at #4 and #5: [271 Downloads] The U.S. Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act: American Legal…
  • Apr 26

    The Plight Of A Christian Professor At An Elite Law School

    The Plight Of A Christian Professor At An Elite Law School
    Rod Dreher, The Post-Indiana Future for Christians: I spent a long time on the phone last night with a law professor at one of the country’s elite law schools. This professor is a practicing Christian, deeply closeted in the workplace; he…
Rank this Week: 131

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
  • Apr 24

    Walter Scott and The Child Support System

    Walter Scott and The Child Support System
    In the blizzard of publicity surrounding the murder of Walter Scott, the unarmed African-American who was shot in the back as he ran from a routine traffic stop, the media has somewhat belatedly discovered the criminalization of child support…
  • Apr 24

    Call for Papers–AALS Section on Law and Sport

    Call for Papers–AALS Section on Law and Sport
    The AALS Section on Law and Sports is pleased to announce the inaugural AALS Section on Law and Sports Award to recognize an individual that has made a substantial and significant contribution to scholarship, teaching, and/or service in the…
  • Apr 24

    Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual: An Opportunity for the Supreme Court to Correct the Problems of ERISA Preemption

    Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual: An Opportunity for the Supreme Court to Correct the Problems of ERISA Preemption
    The U.S. Supreme Court has asked the Solicitor General whether the Court should grant certiorari in Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company. If the Court hears Gobeille, the Court will confront an important choice for the future of…
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • Apr 25

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Myth of the Cultural Jew" by Kwall

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Myth of the Cultural Jew" by Kwall
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Myth of the Cultural Jew: Culture and Law in Jewish Tradition by Roberta Rosenthal Kwall on SSRN. Here is the abstract: A myth exists that Jews can embrace the cultural components of Judaism without...
  • Apr 25

    Download of the Week: "Do Laws Have a Constitutional Shelf Life?" by Larsen

    Download of the Week: "Do Laws Have a Constitutional Shelf Life?" by Larsen
    The Download of the Week is Do Laws Have a Constitutional Shelf Life? by Alli Orr Larsen. Here is the abstract: Times change. A statute passed today may seem obsolete tomorrow. Does the Constitution dictate when a law effectively expires?...
  • Apr 24

    Wasserman on Resistance to Marriage Equality in Alabama

    Wasserman on Resistance to Marriage Equality in Alabama
    Howard M. Wasserman (Florida International University (FIU) - College of Law) has posted Crazy in Alabama: The Judicial Process and the Last Stand Against Marriage Equality in the Land of George Wallace (Northwestern University Law Review,…
Rank this Week: 136

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 26

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Reverse Home Mortgage

    The Advantages and Disadvantages of a Reverse Home Mortgage
    For many individuals entering retirement, a Reverse Home Mortgage can provide benefits that positively affect their quality of life. However, there are also numerous drawbacks that should be taken into consideration as well. Under proper…
  • Apr 26

    Article on Conservatorships, Capacity and Crystal Ball

    Article on Conservatorships, Capacity and Crystal Ball
    Ralph C. Brashier (Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law, The University of Memphis) recently published an article entitled, Conservatorships, Capacity, and Crystal Balls, Temp. L. Rev. 1-46 (2014). Provided below is the article’s abstract:…
  • Apr 26

    Ask Math Not Facts to Detect Cognitive Impairment Early

    Ask Math Not Facts to Detect Cognitive Impairment Early
    Researchers of dementia and cognitive impairment warn that many individuals can still recall common facts, such as the date or who the president is, in the early stages of impairment. However, losing ability to do simply math and…
Rank this Week: 145

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/
  • Apr 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (April 26, 2015)
    business ethics codes: "some..research..suggests.. instrumental impacts..other studies..no discernible effect" 37 U. Haw. L. Rev. 1 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) April 20, 2015 "Etsy...is a B Corp...[but]…
  • Apr 24

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund

    Bain Capital's Social Impact Fund
    The New York Times DealB%k recently reported that Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts, will join Bain Capital to head a new social impact fund. These types of social impact funds seem to becoming more and more common. Social…
  • Apr 24

    Advice for Law Review Editor

    Advice for Law Review Editor
    I recently finished my law review submission season, placing two articles: The Social Enterprise Law Market at Maryland Law Review (on jurisdictional competition and social enterprise entity forms) and An Early Report on Benefit Reports at…
Rank this Week: 146

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/
  • Apr 26

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Explaining Pakistan’s Self-Defeating Afghanistan Policy

    The Foreign Policy Essay: Explaining Pakistan’s Self-Defeating Afghanistan Policy
    Editor’s Note: The relationship between Pakistan and Afghanistan has long been ugly. Pakistan’s efforts to control and influence Afghanistan have played a major role in advancing radical groups like the Taliban and fomenting…
  • Apr 25

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #120: A Lecture on “The Future of Violence”

    The Lawfare Podcast, Episode #120: A Lecture on “The Future of Violence”
    I was privileged to speak this week at the Strauss Center for International Security and Law at the University of Texas on Gabriella Blum and my new book, The Future of Violence: Robots and Germs, Hackers and…
  • Apr 25

    Reminder: The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching

    Reminder: The Triple Entente Beer Summit is Fast Approaching
    They’re the hottest item in the national security world. And they’re going fast. Get your tickets now for the Triple Entente Beer Summit, May 7 at the Washington Firehouse. Have a beer with Lawfare, with the folks from…
Rank this Week: 151

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Apr 24

    Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually Simplifying the Tax System

    Pummeling the IRS Instead of Actually Simplifying the Tax System
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, published yesterday, I describe the political strategy that Republicans have been using for the last generation or so, wherein they set the IRS up for failure, watch it fail, and then use that…
  • Apr 23

    Treaties and Commandeering

    Treaties and Commandeering
    by Michael DorfYesterday's NY Times carried a story that, I imagine, was baffling to most readers. It noted that a committee of the Idaho legislature had voted to kill (for now) legislation designed to bring that state into line with…
  • Apr 22

    What's at Stake in Next Week's SSM Oral Argument?

    What's at Stake in Next Week's SSM Oral Argument?
    by Michael DorfIn my latest Verdict column, I take the occasion of next week's oral argument in the same-sex marriage cases to reflect on some broader questions about the relation between social change and judicial rulings. I make a number of…
Rank this Week: 156

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 163

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: 165

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 26

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    This week in The New Rambler, Cass Sunstein reviews Chris Taylor's How Star Wars Conquered the Universe: The Past, Present, and Future of a Multibillion Dollar Franchise (Head of Zeus) in a piece titled "How Star Wars Illuminates…
  • Apr 24

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Congratulations to Justin Simard (Ph.D. candidate, University of Pennsylvania), who has been selected as a Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow by the Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy. History News Network interviews Logan Sawyer, Georgia Law…
  • Apr 24

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi

    LSA Hurst Award to Sharafi
    The Law and Society Association has announced the winners of its 2015 awards. We're excited to see that recent guest blogger Mitra Sharafi (University of Wisconsin) picked up the J. Willard Hurst Award for the best book in Socio-Legal…
Rank this Week: 172

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 26

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Apr 25

    Old Wine in New Bottle

    Old Wine in New Bottle
    Borrowing a well-worn title for this post seemed appropriate. I trust Milton Freidman, Noam Chomsky, the Pacific Lutheran University Wind Ensemble, or the countless others who have used the title before me won’t mind. I’m spending…
  • Apr 24

    The Friday Fillip: Friday’s Work

    The Friday Fillip: Friday’s Work
      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…
Rank this Week: 180

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

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

    Singer to Receive 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

    Singer to Receive 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize
    From the press release: Joseph William Singer, Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, will receive the 2015 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize at the 12th annual conference on Oct. 1-2 sponsored by the William & Mary Property…
  • Apr 24

    Ellickson on Open Space in Urban Area

    Ellickson on Open Space in Urban Area
    Robert Ellickson (Yale) has posted Open Space in an Urban Area: Might There Be Too Much of a Good Thing? on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Numerous policies encourage the preservation of open space in urban areas. Two of many examples...
  • Apr 24

    Shoemaker on the Property Problems of Modern Indian Reservation

    Shoemaker on the Property Problems of Modern Indian Reservation
    Jessica Shoemaker (Nebraska) has posted Emulsified Property (Pepperdine Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: The typical American Indian reservation is often described as a “checkerboard” of different real property ownership forms.…
Rank this Week: 175

Ruling Imagination: Law and…

Ruling Imagination: Law and Creativity

Discusses the ways law rules creativity and law employs creativity. By Professor Peter Friedman.

http://blogs.geniocity.com/friedman
  • Feb 3

    The Geekiest Pants Ever

    The Geekiest Pants Ever
    Pants, which were heavily featured in the fall runway shows by such designers as Ralph Lauren and Calvin Klein, are making their way down to the moderate market, emerging as one of the season’s hot fashion categories. Moderate-price…
  • Jan 30

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan

    Choose A San Diego SEO Company And Get A Fully Customized Digital Marketing Plan
    San Diego SEO Companies have created numerous campaigns with search engine marketing and internet marketing for many companies located in the San Diego county area. With the use of search engine optimization, online business owners are…
  • Jan 22

    Hello world!

    Hello world!
    Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start blogging!
Rank this Week: 185

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/
  • Apr 10

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Derek Fischer, Note, Dodd-Frank's Failure to Address CFTC Oversight of Self-Regulatory Organization Rulemaking, 115 Colum. L. Rev. 69…
  • Apr 4

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School

    Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice Emory Law School
    Bobby Ahdieh (Emory) forwarded me this announcement about a position in Emory's outstanding Center for Transactional Law and Practice: Emory Law School seeks an Assistant Director of the Center for Transactional Law and Practice to teach in…
  • Apr 4

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Adam Adler, Student Article, High Frequency Regulation: A New Model for Market Monitoring, 39 Vt. L. Rev. 161 (2014). Vladimir Atanasov,…
Rank this Week: 199

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
  • Apr 2

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

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Teaching, Talent and Testing Edition, Spring 2015
    The long flights to and from East Asia this Spring Break afforded time to catch up on a stack of books I’ve been meaning to read for a while.  For this Spring’s Head of School bookshelf, I’ve selected a series ……
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 200

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/
  • Apr 25

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!

    More Section 230 Cases Than I Can Handle!
    My cup runneth over with Section 230 cases! This long blog post catches up on a few from the past couple months. Warning: there are some stinkers in this batch. Google, Inc. v. Hood, 2015 WL 1546160 (S.D. Miss. March...
  • Apr 24

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn

    LinkedIn’s “Reference Search” Service Doesn’t Violate Fair Credit Reporting Act–Sweet v. LinkedIn
    Plaintiffs alleged that potential employers found references about them through LinkedIn’s Reference Searches functions, they were denied employment as a result, and thus LinkedIn violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act. LinkedIn users,…
  • Apr 23

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal

    Mixed Ruling in Competitive Keyword Advertising Case–Goldline v. Regal
    The lawsuit’s principal participants are rivals in the precious metals and coin industry. The defendant organization, Regal, has an affiliate program, and it appears that some affiliates bought competitive keyword advertising using the…
Rank this Week: 224

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/
Rank this Week: 223

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/
  • Apr 26

    Baseball reaches historic milestone

    Baseball reaches historic milestone
  • Apr 26

    Changes in the Legal Professoriate and in the Market for Law School

    Changes in the Legal Professoriate and in the Market for Law School
    I am not surprised that my hope of doing a whole series of posts on how things have changed in legal education has been dashed. It's likely that the two points I made in my previous post on the subject are the ones I wanted to make…
  • Apr 25

    If I've lost the media . . .

    If I've lost the media . . .
    I have made pretty clear my view that the Alabama Supreme Court and Alabama public officials have not been defying federal courts or federal law over same-sex marriage, given the limited scope of district court orders and injunctions. And I…
Rank this Week: 238

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet

    The NCIS Actor, the Restraining Order and the Tweet
    After Francis Shivers was convicted of “violating a restraining order and electronically distributing a harassing message” in violation of, respectively, California Penal Code  §§273.6(a) and 653.2(a), he…
  • Apr 22

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking

    The "Homewrecker," the Blog and Stalking
    This post is much shorter than most of my posts because the opinion it examines is relatively short.  As I explain below, though, the post incorporates excerpts from a very long blog post which is the primary focus of the opinion this…
  • Apr 20

    Blackshades, Conspiracy and Malware

    Blackshades, Conspiracy and Malware
    As this press release explains, in May of 2014 a federal grand jury sitting in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York returned a five-count indictment against Alex Yücel, which charged him with two counts of…
Rank this Week: 233

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/
  • Apr 23

    On Issue-Spotting and Hiding the Ball

    On Issue-Spotting and Hiding the Ball
    As for the series on law school instruction and law schools in general that Jeremy started here recently: count me in. I agree with Jeremy’s views that issue-spotting is very important in helping students develop their “practical…
  • Apr 23

    Issue Spotting: A Response to a Comment

    Issue Spotting: A Response to a Comment
    Howard Law's Matthew Bruckner has posed some challenging questions for me in the comments to the second post in this series. He writes: To the point raised in your post though, even experienced lawyers benefit from headnotes on cases,…
  • Apr 23

    Did Legal Education Take a Wrong Turn in Separating Skills and Doctrine?

    Did Legal Education Take a Wrong Turn in Separating Skills and Doctrine?
    This is the fourth in a series of posts on reform in legal education. Related posts are listed at the bottom of this post. A few years ago, I was at a conference on national security law, and one of...
Rank this Week: 242

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/
  • Apr 23

    A $70,000 Minimum Wage?

    A $70,000 Minimum Wage?
    There was a recent article in the New York Times which reported that one company -- Gravity Payments -- had decided to raise its minimum wage to $70,000 for its entire 120 employee workforce. From the piece: "The idea began...
  • Apr 22

    Little Rock Passes Anti-Discrimination Ordinance: Conflict with Arkansas Statute Prohibiting Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinances?

    Little Rock Passes Anti-Discrimination Ordinance: Conflict with Arkansas Statute Prohibiting Local Anti-Discrimination Ordinances?
    On Tuesday, the city of Little Rock, Arkansas, passed an anti-discrimination ordinance that may conflict with a recently-enacted Arkansas statute that limits local civil rights ordinances in the State. The Little Rock ordinance provides,…
  • Apr 19

    Zelinsky to SCOTUS: Fix ERISA Preemption

    Zelinsky to SCOTUS: Fix ERISA Preemption
    Edward Zelinsky (Cardozo) has just posted on SSRN his article (Cornell Law Review On Line, Vol. 100, 2015) Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual: An Opportunity to Correct the Problems of ERISA Preemption. Here's the abstract: Gobeille v. Liberty Mutual…
Rank this Week: 245