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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/
  • Nov 26

    [Orin Kerr] Suspect testimony in the grand jury room

    [Orin Kerr] Suspect testimony in the grand jury room
    I wanted to add a point of caution about my co-blogger Paul Cassell’s view of Officer Wilson’s grand jury testimony. I’ll assume Paul is right that if the grand jury believed Wilson, then Wilson had a valid self-defense…
  • Nov 26

    [Will Baude] Further reading on Ferguson and legal change

    [Will Baude] Further reading on Ferguson and legal change
    I confess that I am not as bullish about the process or outcome of the grand jury investigation as some, but I have little to add directly on that point. (Here are the grand jury materials for those who want to dig in.) Instead I wanted to…
  • Nov 26

    [Dale Carpenter] Mississippi and Arkansas district courts strike down state marriage exclusion

    [Dale Carpenter] Mississippi and Arkansas district courts strike down state marriage exclusion
    Yesterday same-sex marriage advocates notched two more federal district court wins in southern states. It’s clear in the early returns that district courts are not following the Sixth Circuit’s lead on either Baker v. Nelson…
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/
  • Nov 26

    Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangement

    Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangement
    Guy Sagi, Netanya Academic College offers Comprehensive Economic and Legal Analysis of Tying Arrangements. ABSTRACT: The law of tying arrangements as it stands does not correspond with modern economic analysis. Therefore, and because tying…
  • Nov 26

    Renata Hesse on Recent Developments in US antitrust law - London 9 December 2014

    Renata Hesse on Recent Developments in US antitrust law - London 9 December 2014
    Recent Developments in US Antitrust Law by Renata Hesse, Deputy Assistant Attorney General US Department of Justice on Tuesday 9 December 2014 Registration at 12:45pm, Lecture from 1.05 - 2pm at the UCL Faculty of Laws About the speaker:…
  • Nov 26

    Politics should not be part of Google investigation

    Politics should not be part of Google investigation
    Ed Black, Computer & Communications Industry Association has a reply in the Financial Times that Politics should not be part of Google investigation.
Rank this Week: 13

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 14

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Nov 25

    The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Male

    The Ntaganda Case, Prosecutorial Discretion at the ICC, and the Recognition of Sexual Violence against Male
    I. Introduction As the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) sends Bosco Ntaganda to trial, there has been a resurgence in the focus on sexual violence in war. This also coincides with the timing of the Global Summit to End Sexual…
  • Nov 25

    Introducing Parisa Zangeneh

    Introducing Parisa Zangeneh
    Parisa Zangeneh is a newly qualified lawyer with interests in international criminal law, the law of armed conflict, and international human rights law. Parisa has developed these interests during internships in the Appeals Chamber of…
  • Nov 24

    International Law Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting

    International Law Programs at the AALS Annual Meeting
    The American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Section on International Law is pleased to sponsor two programs at the AALS 2015 Annual Meeting in Washington D.C. from January 3-4, 2015. The first program is called “Adding Foreign and…
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Nov 26

    Keck on Judicial Politics in Polarized Time

    Keck on Judicial Politics in Polarized Time
    Thomas M Keck (Syracuse University - Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs) has posted Introduction: Three Stories About Courts (Judicial Politics in Polarized Times (University of Chicago Press) 2014) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Nov 26

    Moustafa on Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regime

    Moustafa on Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regime
    Tamir Moustafa (Simon Fraser University) has posted Law and Courts in Authoritarian Regimes (Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 10 (2014) 281-299) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Once regarded as mere pawns of their regimes, courts…
  • Nov 26

    Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur on Well-Being & Public Policy

    Bronsteen, Buccafusco, & Masur on Well-Being & Public Policy
    John Bronsteen (Loyola University Chicago School of Law), Christopher J. Buccafusco (Illinois Institute of Technology - Chicago-Kent College of Law), & Jonathan S. Masur (University of Chicago - Law School) have posted Well-Being and…
Rank this Week: 17

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Law Professor Blogs Network in ABA Blawg 100 and ABA Blawg Hall of Fame

    Law Professor Blogs Network in ABA Blawg 100 and ABA Blawg Hall of Fame
    Kudos to our Law Professor Blogs Network bloggers named to the 2014 ABA Blawg 100 -- "the 100 best Web sites by lawyers, for lawyers, as chosen by the editors of the ABA Journal": EvidenceProf Blog, edited by Colin Miller (South…
  • Nov 26

    Are You a Jerk at Work?

    Are You a Jerk at Work?
    Columbia Press Release, Are You Seen as a Jerk at Work? A New Study Reveals That Many People Are Oblivious to How They Come Across to Counterparts and Colleagues: When Jill Abramson was ousted from her position as the executive editor of The…
  • Nov 26

    Hoenig: What's Wrong With Trafficking in NOLs?

    Hoenig: What's Wrong With Trafficking in NOLs?
    Mark Hoenig (Weil, Gotshal & Manges, New York), Trafficking in Net Operating Losses: What's So Bad?, 145 Tax Notes 919 (Nov. 24, 2014): Hoenig examines the almost century-long history of Congress’s efforts to allow tax losses and limit…
Rank this Week: 19

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Florida and Texas Churches Successfully Challenge Zoning Denial

    Florida and Texas Churches Successfully Challenge Zoning Denial
    This week, churches in Florida and Texas were successful in their RLUIPA challenges to zoning denials.In Church of Our Savior v. City of Jacksonville, (MD FL, Nov. 25, 2014), a church prevailed on its RLUIPA "as applied" equal terms…
  • Nov 26

    Arkansas, Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Bans Invalidated

    Arkansas, Mississippi Same-Sex Marriage Bans Invalidated
    Yesterday federal district courts in two more states-- Arkansas and Mississippi-- struck down state bans on same-sex marriage.  In each case, the ruling was stayed to permit an appeal.In Austin v. Crane, (ED AR, Nov. 25, 2014), an…
  • Nov 26

    Delays In Sale of Historic Church Support Free Exercise, But Not RLUIPA, Claim

    Delays In Sale of Historic Church Support Free Exercise, But Not RLUIPA, Claim
    In California-Nevada Annual Conference of the Methodist Church v. City and County of San Francisco, (ND CA, Nov. 24, 2014), a California federal district court resolved two rather interesting issues defining the scope of religious…
Rank this Week: 22

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Nov 25

    The Meaning of "Parody" Under the "InfoSoc" Directive

    The Meaning of "Parody" Under the "InfoSoc" Directive
    Eleonora Rosati, University of Southampton School of Law, is publishing Just a Matter of Laugh? Why the CJEU Decision in Deckmyn is Broader than Parody in the Common Market Law Review (2015). Here is the abstract. On 3 September 2014...
  • Nov 25

    Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading

    Online Content Distribution and Unfair Trading
    Katri Havu, University of Helsinki, is publishing Unfair Commercial Contracts and Online Content Distribution: Insights into Problems, Regulation and Potential of European Harmonization in Tidskrift utgiven av Juridiska Föreningen i Finland,…
  • Nov 25

    The European Data Protection Directive and Media Expression

    The European Data Protection Directive and Media Expression
    David Erdos, University of Cambridge Faculty of Law, has published Fundamentally Off Balance: European Union Data Protection Law and Media Expression as University of Cambridge Faculty of Law Research Paper No. 42/2014. Here is the abstract.…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Nov 24

    It’s That Time of Year Again

    It’s That Time of Year Again
    …when I ask you to vote for Jotwell at the ABA Law Blog 100 competition (look under “profs”). Mom – you don’t have to be a lawyer to vote.
  • Nov 24

    Nice Surprise

    Nice Surprise
    Someone sent me this via a student-run candygram service today.
  • Nov 21

    My Email is Down

    My Email is Down
    Email to my usual UM Law address has been down for the last 24 hours due to multiple hardware failures of the law school’s network hardware. Barring miracles, latest projections don’t have it up until Monday if then. If you…
Rank this Week: 24

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Coggins: Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century

    Coggins: Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century
    Bridget Coggins (Univ. of California, Santa Barbara - Political Science) has published Power Politics and State Formation in the Twentieth Century: The Dynamics of Recognition (Cambridge Univ. Press 2014). Here's the abstract:From Kurdistan…
  • Nov 26

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping

    New Issue: International Peacekeeping
    The latest issue of International Peacekeeping (Vol. 21, no. 5, 2014) is out. Contents include:Roland Paris, The ‘Responsibility to Protect’ and the Structural Problems of Preventive Humanitarian Intervention Rahel Kunz, Gender…
  • Nov 25

    Safrin: Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflict

    Safrin: Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflict
    Sabrina Safrin (Rutgers Univ., Newark - Law) has posted Anticipating the Storm: Predicting and Preventing Global Technology Conflicts (Arizona State Law Journal, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:This article helps lay the foundation for a…
Rank this Week: 26

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Avi-Yonah on the History of the Consumption Tax Debate

    Avi-Yonah on the History of the Consumption Tax Debate
    Reuven S. Avi-Yonah, University of Michigan Law School, has posted The Rise and Fall of the Consumption Tax: A Historical Perspective.  Here is the abstract:This article will survey the great consumption vs. income tax debate from a…
  • Nov 26

    JSCH 39:3

    JSCH 39:3
    Here are the contents of the Journal of Supreme Court History, 39:3 (November 2014)IntroductionMelvin I. Urofsky“We always tell our children they are Americans”: Mendez v. Westminster and the beginning of the end of school…
  • Nov 26

    Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit

    Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: The YLS Exhibit
    While we’re looking in on rare books at YLS, we might as well note the exhibit, Murder and Women in 19th-Century America: Trial Accounts in the Yale Law Library:Murder trials have long been a subject of sensational treatment in popular…
Rank this Week: 32

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Nov 25

    International Migration Outlook 2014

    International Migration Outlook 2014
    International Migration Outlook 2014 Publication Date : 01 Dec 2014 This flagship publication on migration analyses recent developments in migration movements and policies in OECD countries and selected non-OECD countries. This edition also…
  • Nov 25

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie

    Part of the Obama Plan: Revise Removal Prioritie
    As fleshed out in some detail by the Department of Homeland Security, President Obama's recently announced immigration plan has quite a few components. One item on the list of immigration initiatives is "Revise Removal Priorities":…
  • Nov 25

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration

    A Discussion On The President's Executive Action On Immigration
    I had the opportunity to discuss the President's immigration initiatives on Capital Public Radio yesterday morning. Although the press reports strongly suggest that the President Obama's initiatives may border on the unconstitutional (which…
Rank this Week: 38

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

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

    To My Readers, if Any There Be...

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

    From the Inbox

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

    Shakespeare the Player

    Shakespeare the Player
    Well, here's a blessing.  I'd call it an unbought grace, except that I bought it, in a used bookstore, on impulse.  That is: Shakespeare the Player, subtitled "A Life in the Theatre," a book by one John Southworth, hitherto…
Rank this Week: 43

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Nov 26

    #Ferguson at the Internet Archive

    #Ferguson at the Internet Archive
    Via Archive-It, the Internet Archive is building a comprehensive collection of information and discussion related to the August 2014 police shooting death of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. The project partner responsible, Internet…
  • Nov 26

    Accessing Justice : Beyond Barrier

    Accessing Justice : Beyond Barrier
    The annual Isaac Pitblado Lectures are coming up in a couple of days and will focus attention this year on issues in access to justice. The agenda is filled with thought-provoking and intelligent discussions led by some very smart people on…
  • Nov 26

    CASL Software Provisions Explained – Sort Of…

    CASL Software Provisions Explained – Sort Of…
    I’ve had some time to reflect on the CASL software provisions as interpreted by the CRTC . As I’ve said before, the CASL software consent provisions are tortuous and unclear, and if taken literally could cause huge problems for…
Rank this Week: 44

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: 47

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
  • Nov 26

    Legal Academia LinkedIn Group

    Legal Academia LinkedIn Group
    I created a new LinkedIn group called Legal Academia for legal academics to share useful links, posts, scholarship, events, etc. Shameless-self promotion is welcomed — as long as what you promote is good. Who Can Join? Anyone can join…
  • Nov 26

    The Maverick – A Biographical Sketch of Judge Richard Posner: Part II, The Will to Greatne

    The Maverick – A Biographical Sketch of Judge Richard Posner: Part II, The Will to Greatne
    This is the second installment of a biographical profile of Seventh Circuit Judge Richard Posner. The first installment can be found here. Beginning next week, a five-part Q & A series along with an interview with the…
  • Nov 25

    (Il)liberalism’s Paralysi

    (Il)liberalism’s Paralysi
    At Vox, Ezra Klein claims that the White House believes the bully pulpit drives illiberal dissensus on most matters of public concern. “The problem is the White House no longer believes Obama can bridge [racial] divides.…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Nov 26

    Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launche

    Collateral Consequences Resource Center Launche
    I am pleased to announce that I and the other founding members of the Collateral Consequences Resource Center have launched a website. We hope the site will become a central resource for people with convictions, scholars, lawyers and…
  • Nov 26

    When "protests" become "riots"

    When "protests" become "riots"
    Tim's final post talks about Monday's protests turning violent and destructive (and the process being repeated on Tuesday) as a tipping point, in which public (and media) support and attention shifts away from the protesters. I do not know if…
  • Nov 26

    Ferguson – What Now? (guest post)

    Ferguson – What Now? (guest post)
    This is the final post on Ferguson from Timothy Zick: Monday night, peaceful vigils and other protected forms of protest were largely overshadowed by acts of violence and destruction. As headlines attest, the Ferguson “protests” have…
Rank this Week: 49

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    8 Common 529 Plan Misconception

    8 Common 529 Plan Misconception
    A 529 college savings plan is a vehicle allowing families to save for college costs with tax-deferred earnings growth and tax-free distributions. Additionally, many states offer a tax break for residents contributing to their plans. However,…
  • Nov 26

    Battle Over Officer's Estate

    Battle Over Officer's Estate
    A battle is brewing over the estate of a Naples police officer who killed himself during a domestic violence double shooting. The Board of Trustees of the Naples Police Officers’ Retirement Trust Fund filed a complaint this month, asking…
  • Nov 26

    Using an IRA and DAF for Charitable Estate Planning

    Using an IRA and DAF for Charitable Estate Planning
    For individuals wishing to continue their charitable donations into the afterlife, a Donor-Advised Fund can assist in this area of estate planning. By naming a qualified foundation as beneficiary of an IRA and entering a Designated Fund…
Rank this Week: 51

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Nov 18

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS

    US appeals court OKs evidence from no-warrant GPS
    Catherine Crump quoted in The Washington Times, October 1, 2014 “It’s disappointing that today’s decision lets law enforcement agents off the hook in a broader range of circumstances,” said Catherine Crump … who…
  • Nov 18

    The making of Ferguson

    The making of Ferguson
    Richard Rothstein writes for Economic Policy Institute, October 2014 No doubt, private prejudice and suburbanites’ desire for homogenous affluent environments contributed to segregation in St. Louis and other metropolitan areas.…
  • Nov 18

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too

    Dog whistling about ISIS — and Latinos too
    Ian Haney López writes for Moyers and Company, September 30, 2014 There’s relatively little discussion of ISIS agents entering the country through airports, visa in hand, as the 9/11 attackers did. … Instead, the spotlight…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 56

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Nov 26

    Professor James Jones (1924-2014)

    Professor James Jones (1924-2014)
    I am sorry to report that James Jones, a long-time professor at the University of Wisconsin passed away last week. Professor Jones, who continued to teach after his retirement in 1993, was an expert in labor law. Cribbing now a...
  • Nov 25

    Dickson D. Bruce (1946-2014)

    Dickson D. Bruce (1946-2014)
    I have just heard that sad news that Dickson Bruce has passed away. He was a history professor at the University of California-Irvine and author of a number of books. Bruce's The Rhetoric of Conservatism: The Virginia Convention of 1829-30...
  • Nov 25

    Melanie Wilson Named New Dean Of Tennessee Law

    Melanie Wilson Named New Dean Of Tennessee Law
    Professor Melanie Wilson, the associate dean ofacademic affairs at Kansas Law, has been named the new dean of the University of Tennessee School of Law. She will take over next summer. Wilson holds a JD from the University of Georgia.
Rank this Week: 60

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: 73

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/
  • Nov 26

    Meares on Stop and Frisk as a Program

    Meares on Stop and Frisk as a Program
    Tracey L. Meares (Yale University - Law School) has posted Programming Errors: Understanding the Constitutionality of Stop and Frisk as a Program, not an Incident on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This essay takes seriously the relevance of law…
  • Nov 26

    Leighton with a case study of corporate wrongdoing

    Leighton with a case study of corporate wrongdoing
    Paul Leighton (Eastern Michigan University - Dept of Sociology, Anthropology & Criminology) has posted Mass Salmonella Poisoning by the Peanut Corporation of America on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In late 2008, the Centers for Disease…
  • Nov 26

    Lott on Deterring Crime Through Private Security Effort

    Lott on Deterring Crime Through Private Security Effort
    John R. Lott Jr. (Crime Prevention Research Center) has posted Comment on 'The Deterrence of Crime Through Private Security Efforts: Theory and Evidence' on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Unfortunately, many who have examined the impact of…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Nov 26

    DOL Jobs Website

    DOL Jobs Website
    The US Department of Labor is promoting an interesting website targeted at all aspects of the employment process. "FindYourPath" is a one-stop website that allows employers to find available workers, permits individuals to identify…
  • Nov 25

    The Part-Time Economy

    The Part-Time Economy
    There is an interesting article at CNN Money which discusses a disturbing but important employment trend in this country. The piece looks at the movement towards employing part-time workers rather than using full-time employees. The article…
  • Nov 25

    Ford: How Do We Define Stuff Like "Discrimination"?

    Ford: How Do We Define Stuff Like "Discrimination"?
    Richard Ford (Stanford) has just posted on SSRN his article (forthcoming Stanford L. Rev. 2014) Bias in the Air: Rethinking Employment Discrimination Law. Here's the abstract: Employment discrimination jurisprudence assumes that key concepts…
Rank this Week: 76

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 80

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 25

    In Re M.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 24, 2014)

    In Re M.D. (Cal. Ct. App. - Nov. 24, 2014)
    Justice Pollak tells you in this opinion where to go in this opinion if you want to pick up a 16-year old prostitute in the Bay Area:  Laguna and Ellis Streets in Concord.Why this particular location?  Justice Pollak explains why,…
  • Nov 24

    U.S. v. Prince (9th Cir. - Nov. 24, 2014)

    U.S. v. Prince (9th Cir. - Nov. 24, 2014)
    The bad news for Byron Prince is that he accidentally shot himself with a revolver.  Oops.The worse news for Mr. Prince is that, since he's a felon, once the United States realized (presumably at the hospital) that he accidentally shot…
  • Nov 24

    People v. Aleksanyan (Cal. App. Div. (LA) - Nov. 5, 2014)

    People v. Aleksanyan (Cal. App. Div. (LA) - Nov. 5, 2014)
    Were I ever sentenced to probation, a lot of time, I think and take my lumps and just let it go.  Even if I thought the conviction was dubious in some way.Because, yeah, I could appeal.  Because who wants a conviction on one's…
Rank this Week: 84

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Nov 26

    Sorting shareholder activists between the sheep and the goat

    Sorting shareholder activists between the sheep and the goat
    The Gospel reading last Sunday was Matthew 25:31-46, which is the Parable of the Sheep and the Goats, in which Jesus tells us that: When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 24

    A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action - Law Blog - WSJ

    A $21 Check Prompts Toyota Driver to Wonder Who Benefited from Class Action - Law Blog - WSJ
    Jonathan Sourbeer, a computer science student in Redmond, Wash., says he recently got a check in the mail for $20.91. As a Toyota customer, the money was his share of the $1.1 billion that Toyota... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Nov 23

    Bishop versus Bebchuk and Jackson on political spending disclosure

    Bishop versus Bebchuk and Jackson on political spending disclosure
    Keith Paul Bishop argues that Lucian Bebchuk and Robert Jackson's defense of political spending disclosure is flawed. He is, of course, correct. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
Rank this Week: 87

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: 86

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 91

Point of Law Forum

Point of Law Forum

Provides information and opinion on the U.S. litigation system. By the Manhattan Institute and AEI Liability Project. Contributors include Professors Michael Krauss, David Bernstein, Lester Brickman, Michael DeBow, Richard Epstein, Daniel P. Kessler and Stephen Presser.

http://www.pointoflaw.com/
  • Nov 27

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC

    Chairman Schapiro's Troubled Tenure at the SEC
    Chairman Schapiro announced yesterday that she will be stepping down as head of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) in several weeks. Accompanying her announcement, was a nine-page list of her accomplishments during her nearly…
  • Nov 26

    The Philadelphia Story

    The Philadelphia Story
    The success of trial lawyers in Philadelphia has come at the expense of the Pennsylvania economy. Our own Jim Copland explains in an op-ed and at great detail in Trial Lawyers Inc. - Philadelphia....
  • Nov 25

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary

    Senator-elect Warren's Quandary
    There has been a lot of speculation about whether Senator-elect Elizabeth Warren will get a seat on the Senate Banking Committee, a perfect forum to go after the financial industry. If Ms. Warren does get the coveted spot, she may...
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Nov 26

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #44: An Interview with Sal Stolfo
    Our guest for episode 44 of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is Sal Stolfo, Professor at Columbia University’s Computer Science Department and CEO of Allure Software.  Stolfo brings an attacker’s sensibility to network…
  • Nov 26

    Jeh Johnson for Secretary of Homeland Security

    Jeh Johnson for Secretary of Homeland Security
    Rumor has it, that Jeh Johnson, the current Secretary of DHS, is being considered for appointment as the next Secretary of Defense.  Don’t do it Mr. Johnson.  Don’t do it President Obama. I say this, not because I think…
  • Nov 26

    What Does the Swiss Coat of Arms Have to do with the Immigration Imbroglio?

    What Does the Swiss Coat of Arms Have to do with the Immigration Imbroglio?
    If you peruse the darker corners of the U.S. criminal code—as I used to do in my youthful efforts to educate myself in law without going to law school—you’ll eventually stumble across 18 U.S.C. § 708, which…
Rank this Week: 98

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Nov 26

    "The Neuroscientific Case Against Retributive Justice"

    "The Neuroscientific Case Against Retributive Justice"
    The title of this post is the title of this interesting new article by Stephen Morris and Robert Robinson available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: Retributive Justice is the theory of justice according to which individuals are either…
  • Nov 26

    Some unusual suspects working to stop Texas from executing mentally ill condemned murderer

    Some unusual suspects working to stop Texas from executing mentally ill condemned murderer
    This new Mother Jones article reports on some of the interesting persons who are eager to prevent Texas from carrying out a notable death sentence next week. The article is headlined "Can Ron Paul and Conservative Evangelicals Save a…
  • Nov 25

    "Did Marijuana Kill Michael Brown?"

    "Did Marijuana Kill Michael Brown?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this provocative and interesting new piece by Jacob Sullum now up at Reason. Here is how the piece starts and ends: In a radio interview on August 18, a self-identified friend...
Rank this Week: 104

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Nov 19

    USA FREEDOM Act stall

    USA FREEDOM Act stall
    Last evening the Senate voted 58-42 to delay implementation of the USA FREEDOM Act with the goal of reforming, albeit modestly, America's controversial domestic surveillance programs. Despite strong support from the technology industry, rare…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 2/2
    Panel 2 of today's PCLOB public hearing explored privacy interests within a counterterrorism context with an emphasis on what impact technology has upon it.  The panel was fairly fluid and free-flowing with discussion, but a few salient…
  • Nov 12

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2

    PCLOB: Defining Privacy Interests, 1/2
    Today I am attending the Privacy and Civil Liberties Oversight Board hearing on "Defining Privacy" here in Washington, DC.  Four sessions are planned for the day, as outlined on the PCLOB agenda, however due to a schedule conflict, I…
Rank this Week: 101

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Beth Stephen

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: A Response to Beth Stephen
    by James G. Stewart by James G. Stewart [James G. Stewart is an Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Law at Allard Hall, University of British Columbia. His new article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes:…
  • Nov 26

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart

    Stewart Mini-Symposium: Two Cheers for Stewart
    by Beth Stephens by Beth Stephens [Beth Stephens is a Professor at Rutgers Law.] Two cheers for James Stewart and his forthcoming article, The Turn to Corporate Criminal Liability for International Crimes: Transcending the Alien Tort Statute.…
  • Nov 26

    ICC/Palestine Event at Doughty Street Chamber

    ICC/Palestine Event at Doughty Street Chamber
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller London-area readers interested in the ICC and Palestine might want to attend the following event, which is co-sponsored by Chatham House and Doughty Street Chambers (where I’m an academic member).…
Rank this Week: 110

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Garcia v. Google brief

    Garcia v. Google brief
    Going up at the Ninth Circuit's site.  The Organization for Transformative Works filed a brief arguing that the injunction wrongly circumvented the protections of CDA 230 and the DMCA, available…
  • Nov 25

    ABA Blawg 100

    ABA Blawg 100
    Once again, I'm delighted to have been nominated, and I'd appreciate your vote, though there are many great contenders, including my co-author Eric Goldman (under Tech for some reason).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Nov 21

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer

    Transformative work of the day: Barbie the Computer Engineer
    Organization for Transformative Works volunteer Casey Fiesler explains in Slate.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 121

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: 127

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 133

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

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

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Oct 5

    Head of School Bookshelf: The Innovators Edition

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

    Around Andover: Dean of Studie

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

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be

    The Web at 25: Looking Ahead to What Might Be
    The Web turns 25 years old this year. What has changed since Sir Tim Berners-Lee, a scientist at CERN in Switzerland, released this gift to the world in 1989? The easier question to answer might be to ask what hasn’t … Continue…
Rank this Week: 138

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/
  • Nov 26

    Open Letter to Trustees and Leadership of University of Southern Maine...

    Open Letter to Trustees and Leadership of University of Southern Maine...
    ...which is under AAUP investigation (and, I expect, likely censure) for its elimination of large numbers of faculty positions. (Earlier item.) If you sign the letter, use the location field to give your institutional affiliation. (Thanks to…
  • Nov 26

    More PGR results: top 5 in Philosophy of Mind

    More PGR results: top 5 in Philosophy of Mind
    They are (see earlier posts for an explanation of the ranking): Group 1 (1) (rounded mean of 5.0) New York University (5, 5) Group 2 (2) (rounded mean of 4.5) Rutgers University, New Brunswick (4.5, 5) Group 3 (3-5) (rounded...
  • Nov 26

    David Malament retirement blue

    David Malament retirement blue
    Here.
Rank this Week: 144

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/
  • Nov 25

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute

    Law & Finance of Anti-Takeover Statute
    Catan and Kahan have a paper on The Law and Finance of Anti-Takeover Statutes. Lawyers and financial economists have fundamentally different views of anti-takeover statutes. While corporate lawyers and academics generally dismiss these…
  • Nov 24

    MFW's influence

    MFW's influence
    In a sign that Delaware's approach to going private transactions has some legs, an appellate court in NY recently applied the principles of MFW to a going private transaction, thereby aligning New York's law in this area with Delaware's.…
  • Nov 18

    More on ATP and fee-shifting

    More on ATP and fee-shifting
    Stephen Bainbridge weighs in on fee-shifting bylaws and makes the argument that they are necessary to resolve the litigation crisis: There is a serious litigation crisis in American corporate law. As Lisa Rickard recently noted, “where…
Rank this Week: 147

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 158

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Nov 25

    Is This Really The Best Case Against Executive Action on Immigration?

    Is This Really The Best Case Against Executive Action on Immigration?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott put the finest point yet on Republicans' legal case against President Obama over his announcement last week to defer immigration enforcement action against certain…
  • Nov 25

    Georgia High Court Upholds Use of Private Probation Companie

    Georgia High Court Upholds Use of Private Probation Companie
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Georgia Supreme Court yesterday rejected claims by a group of plaintiffs that the state courts' use of private probation companies violated due process. At the same time, however, the court…
  • Nov 21

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action

    House Republicans Sue Administration for ACA Action
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School House Republicans filed their expected lawsuit against the Obama administration, arguing that the administration spend money on the Affordable Care Act's insurer offset program without an…
Rank this Week: 156

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 21

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?

    Well, not ALL feminists, right?
    “[F]eminists adore trigger warnings because it reinforces the idea that women are ruled by their emotions, are incapable of recovering from trauma and are just generally hysterical nitwits unprepared to confront adulthood and…
  • Nov 19

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice

    Julien Blanc Denied Visa to Enter UK – Nothing to Rejoice
    I do not think much of Julien Blanc. That much has made its rounds on the internets due to a letter I wrote. I did not release that letter to the public, so I do not want to link to it. Despite having a very negative opinion of Blanc, I was…
Rank this Week: 153

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Nov 13

    Law Review Companion

    Law Review Companion
    Mary Whisner at Legal Scholarship Blog has updated a links collection for law review companions at domestic law schools. Whisner describes the list as a "work in progress," and requests additions. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Nov 12

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law

    Indiana Supreme Court Upholds Right To Work Law
    The Indiana Supreme Court upheld the law’s constitutionality in a 5-0 decision in Zoeller, et al. v. Sweeney, et al., (Nov. 6, 2014). The decision reverses a lower court decision that previously declared the law unconstitutional.…
  • Nov 6

    Texas Bar Result

    Texas Bar Result
    The Texas Board of Law Examiners released results for the July 2014 bar exam yesterday. A summary: 77.1% overall pass rate; 80.9% pass rate for first-time takers from Texas law schools; 38.9% pass rate for repeat takers from Texas law...
Rank this Week: 157