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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 24

    The Five Halves of Elder Law

    The Five Halves of Elder Law
    The CarTalk Guys on National Public Radio have a crazy tradition of breaking their one hour radio programs into "three halves" (okay, they have a lot of crazy traditions -- I'm focusing on just one). In that tradition, I'd been...
  • Jul 22

    Calendar This Meeting: Housing America's Older Adult

    Calendar This Meeting: Housing America's Older Adult
    AARP's Foundation announced the upcoming meeting: Housing America's Older Adults: Meeting the Needs of an Aging Population, with keynote speaker, Henry Cisneros. The meeting is scheduled for September 24, 2014 from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at…
  • Jul 22

    The Movement for Human Rights for Older Persons in Paraguay

    The Movement for Human Rights for Older Persons in Paraguay
    Mexico and countries in the Caribbean, Central and South America have been working very hard on the question of whether laws are needed to recognize and promote the human rights of older persons. This commitment was demonstrated during the…
Rank this Week: 831

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/
  • Jul 22

    Pines on Lawful Permanent Resident Terrorist

    Pines on Lawful Permanent Resident Terrorist
    Daniel L. Pines (Central Intelligence Agency) has posted Overseas Lawful Permanent Resident Terrorists: The Novel Approach for Revoking Their LPR Status (San Diego Law Review, Vol. 51, No. 209, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Lawful…
  • Jul 22

    Das on Chevron Deference in Habeas Review of Immigration Detention

    Das on Chevron Deference in Habeas Review of Immigration Detention
    Alina Das (New York University School of Law Immigrant Rights Clinic) has posted Unshackling Habeas Review: Chevron Deference and Statutory Interpretation in Immigration Detention Cases (New York University Law Review, Vol. 90, No. 1, 2015)…
  • Jul 22

    Nelson on the Legitimacy of Federal Common Law

    Nelson on the Legitimacy of Federal Common Law
    Caleb Nelson (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted The Legitimacy of (Some) Federal Common Law (Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Much of the modern debate over federal common law starts from the…
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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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 40

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 604

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 22

    The Shortcomings of Joint Account

    The Shortcomings of Joint Account
    While many people may view joint accounts as an effective way to avoid probate since joint property passes automatically to the joint owner at death, there are several drawbacks to joint ownership of investment: Risk. Joint owners of accounts…
  • Jul 22

    Social Security After Divorce: Not All Is Lost

    Social Security After Divorce: Not All Is Lost
    It is a common misconception that when you go through a divorce, you will lose Social Security benefits as an ex-spouse. Given certain conditions, you are entitled to Social security benefits and need not be married to collect. Provided…
  • Jul 22

    Article on the Non-Identity Problem

    Article on the Non-Identity Problem
    David Heyd (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Jerusalem, Israel) recently published an article entitled, Parfit on the Non-Identity Problem, Again, Law & Ethics of Human Rights Vol. 8 Issue 1, 1-20 (May 2014). Provided below is the…
Rank this Week: 125

Law & Development Blog

Law & Development Blog

By Professors Tom Ginsburg and Veronica Taylor.

http://lawdevelopment.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Christmas comes early for Mariana Prado: The BRICS Bank as Institutional Bypass – but not in the way that Mariana necessarily intended.

    Christmas comes early for Mariana Prado: The BRICS Bank as Institutional Bypass – but not in the way that Mariana necessarily intended.
    So, as you may be aware, the BRICS nations – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – will be establishing their own version of the World Bank, which is being called the BRICS Bank.  The motivation behind the BRICS…
  • Jul 20

    What is 'development' -- more thoughts on GDP

    What is 'development' -- more thoughts on GDP
    [More thoughts inspired by Diane Coyle's GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History] One of the major problems with the discipline of 'law and development' has been its failure to identify what the 'development'  part of law and development…
  • Jul 3

    How much do we really know about what drives GDP growth?

    How much do we really know about what drives GDP growth?
    Been reading Diane Coyle's GDP: A Brief but Affectionate History (Princeton University Press, 2014), when -- in my capacity as Mariana's designated 'law and development skeptic' -- I came across this little gem:[T]he developed economies'…
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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/
  • Jul 22

    .ma Meh

    .ma Meh
    Dog.ma resolves, but isn’t interesting. Opti.ma is parked, which almost seems appropriate. Enig.ma doesn’t resolve, which also seems appropriate, and it isn’t available. And neither are mag.ma and dra.ma. Look.ma exists but…
  • Jul 17

    B+

    B+
    I really wanted to like this initial effort from Represent.us more than I did. It’s a good effort, marred by some sophomoric stuff. Actually, I like the straight pitch better: I wonder how they will play in Kentucky? Although facially…
  • Jul 16

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk

    A Mystery: Miami Property Values Seem Immune to Climate Change Risk
    There’s been a lot of news recently about the dire effects climate change can have on Miami, yet not only has the risk not been priced into real estate but values are rising. What’s up? Are climate change deniers that ……
Rank this Week: 13

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • Jul 22

    Wishing students success on the bar exam

    Wishing students success on the bar exam
    The Bar Exam is upcoming. And with it comes heightened stress and potential for students, but also an odd chance for diverging interests between a small number of students and their law schools. Bar exam homonyms: high stakes; gateway,…
  • Jul 10

    Thirty-One Themes of Thought

    Thirty-One Themes of Thought
    “Thirty-One Themes of Thought” is the title I gave my fifth grade class poetry compilation.  What could this possibly have to do with best practices for law professors? This post, my first for this blog I have long admired, I…
  • Jul 8

    Writing about Teaching Literature

    Writing about Teaching Literature
    Originally posted on Teaching & Learning in Higher Ed.:by Laura L. Runge The MLA recently released its long-awaited report on Doctoral Study in Modern Languages and Literature. Among its recommendations, the report argues for greater…
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 22

    Dan Markel’s Life Lesson

    Dan Markel’s Life Lesson
    Over at Forbes, I blogged about Dan Markel and his important lessons. He sorely missed.
  • Jul 22

    Absurd Statute

    Absurd Statute
    I have a question for folks who focus on statutory interpretation.  One of the canons for a court is that unambiguous text will not be applied if it would lead to an absurd result.  Are there any cases that actually refuse to apply…
  • Jul 21

    The Anti-Partisan Principle

    The Anti-Partisan Principle
    The draft of my new paper is here.  Now that this is done, blogging will resume.
Rank this Week: 79

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/
  • Jul 22

    [Orin Kerr] Supreme Court reverses Ninth Circuit in lethal injection case

    [Orin Kerr] Supreme Court reverses Ninth Circuit in lethal injection case
    That was fast. The Supreme Court has reversed the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Ryan v. Wood, the lethal injection case. The order states: The application to vacate the judgment of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit…
  • Jul 22

    [Jonathan H. Adler] District court dismisses Senator Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit

    [Jonathan H. Adler] District court dismisses Senator Johnson’s Obamacare lawsuit
    In other Obamacare litigation news, a federal district court in Wisconsin dismissed Republican Senator Ron Johnson’s lawsuit challenging regulations issued by the Office of Personnel Management concerning congressional health care…
  • Jul 22

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Fourth Circuit upholds IRS tax credit rule

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Fourth Circuit upholds IRS tax credit rule
    Halbig v. Burwell was not the only important Obamacare decision released today by a federal appellate court — it wasn’t even the only important decision concerning the IRS rule authorizing tax credits in federally established…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jul 22

    Shimick on Pretextual Prosecution and "Breaking Bad"

    Shimick on Pretextual Prosecution and "Breaking Bad"
    Scott Shimick (SUNY at Geneseo) has posted Heisenberg's Uncertainty: An Analysis of Criminal Tax Pretextual Prosecutions in the Context of Breaking Bad's Notorious Anti-Hero (Tulsa Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 22

    Bergman & Sokol on Leniency and Cartel Enforcement

    Bergman & Sokol on Leniency and Cartel Enforcement
    Howard Bergman and D. Daniel Sokol (Howard J. Bergman Consulting and University of Florida - Levin College of Law) have posted The Air Cargo Cartel: Lessons for Compliance (ANTI-CARTEL ENFORCEMENT IN A CONTEMPORARY AGE - LENIENCY RELIGION…
  • Jul 21

    "Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Is Convicted of Conspiracy and Obstruction"

    "Boston Bombing Suspect’s Friend Is Convicted of Conspiracy and Obstruction"
    From The New York Times: In the case that ended on Monday, prosecutors said that after Mr. Tazhayakov and another friend, Dias Kadyrbayev, realized Mr. Tsarnaev was a suspect in the bombing, they removed items including a backpack and a...
Rank this Week: 91

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Condolences On Death of Dan Markel, Legal Blog Innovator

    Condolences On Death of Dan Markel, Legal Blog Innovator
    All of us involved in the legal blogosphere send sincere condolences to the family of Dan Markel, founder of the groundbreaking PrawfsBlog. Prof. Markel, a Professor at Florida State University Law School, died Saturday from gunshot wounds,…
  • Jul 22

    Conservative Christian Groups Criticize New Executive Order

    Conservative Christian Groups Criticize New Executive Order
    Some conservative Christian groups are speaking out against the Executive Order issued yesterday by President Obama (see prior posting) which bans employment discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity by federal…
  • Jul 22

    Puerto Rico Supreme Court Upholds Subpoenas Against Church In Part

    Puerto Rico Supreme Court Upholds Subpoenas Against Church In Part
    In Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Puerto Rico-Arecibo v. Attorney General of the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 2014 PR Sup. LEXIS 87 (PR Sup. Ct., July 14, 2014), the Supreme Court of Puerto Rico decided a challenge by the Catholic…
Rank this Week: 51

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
Rank this Week: 131

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/
  • Jul 22

    Gotterba v. Tavolta (Cal. Ct. App. - July 22, 2014)

    Gotterba v. Tavolta (Cal. Ct. App. - July 22, 2014)
    When I saw the caption to this opinion, I figured it'd be about that Travolta.  Sure enough, it is.Which is not all that surprising.  According to the Census Bureau, there are fewer than 100 people with the last name of Travolta in…
  • Jul 22

    Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood (9th Cir. - July 22, 2014)

    Gonzalez v. Planned Parenthood (9th Cir. - July 22, 2014)
    Lefties generally don't decry the Supreme Court's heightened pleading standards in Iqbal and Twombly.  But I'll bet dollars to doughnuts they'll like the applications of those standards by the Ninth Circuit in this case.…
  • Jul 22

    People v. Chavez (Cal. Ct. App. - July 22, 2014)

    People v. Chavez (Cal. Ct. App. - July 22, 2014)
    I certainly don't blame Justice Benke.  Nor do I think that the relevant brand needs to get any more publicity.But in four different places in this opinion, Justice Benke refers to one of the victims as exclusively smoking "Marlborough…
Rank this Week: 251

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 22

    Transnational Criminal Organization

    Transnational Criminal Organization
    President Obama has continued the national emergency with respect to transnational criminal organizations. Click here to read more from the Federal Register Notice. FR42643 Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office (mew)
  • Jul 22

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Iraq

    Senate Foreign Relations Committee Hearing on Iraq
    The Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold a hearing on U.S. policy in Iraq on July 24, 2014 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building, Washington DC. Hat tip to the ABA Governmental Affairs Office (mew)
  • Jul 22

    Mexico Withdraws Reservations to Several Human Rights Treatie

    Mexico Withdraws Reservations to Several Human Rights Treatie
    During the month of July, the State of Mexico has withdrawn its reservations to several human rights treaties, including three treaties adopted through the framework of the Organization of American States (OAS). Earlier this month, Mexico…
Rank this Week: 607

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 100

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/
  • Jul 22

    Memorials for Dan Markel

    Memorials for Dan Markel
    So much outpouring of affection for our friend. 1) At Brooklyn Law School as we speak (it began around 5:30). It is on the 22d floor of Feil Hall, 205 State Street (building # 3 on this map). Sorry for the late notice; get there if you can.…
  • Jul 19

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel

    We Have Lost Our Beloved Friend, Dan Markel
    We write this together, all of us, as a community. Our friend Dan Markel has been taken from us, suddenly and terribly. His law school, the Florida State University College of Law, will issue an announcement in due time. We do not have all…
  • Jul 19

    Chokeholds and clearly established right

    Chokeholds and clearly established right
    This is a tragic story and has all the trappings of yet another racially polarized split involving police, city government, and the public. Plus, we have video, with all the confusion and false certainty that goes along with visual images of…
Rank this Week: 4

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 22

    PA: Jury Upholds Waiver; Paralyzed Racecar Driver Loses Suit Against Speedway

    PA: Jury Upholds Waiver; Paralyzed Racecar Driver Loses Suit Against Speedway
    On Monday in my home county, a jury returned a defense verdict in the tragic case of a man who became a quadriplegic in a sprint-car racing accident at the Williams Grove Speedway on September 5, 2008. The plaintiff argued...
  • Jul 22

    Tejani on Torts & Federalism

    Tejani on Torts & Federalism
    Riaz Tejani (University of Illinois Springfield-Department of Legal Studies) has posted to SSRN National Geographics: Toward a 'Federalism Function' of American Tort Law. The abstract provides: This Article defends current contours in the…
  • Jul 21

    In Memoriam: Dan Markel (1972-2014)

    In Memoriam: Dan Markel (1972-2014)
    Like many, we were stunned to learn of the death of Dan Markel over the weekend. Dan, a professor at Florida State College of Law, was a co-founder of PrawfsBlawg and a prolific scholar in the area of punishment and...
Rank this Week: 403

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jul 22

    D.C. Man Exonerated After Hair Analysis Review

    D.C. Man Exonerated After Hair Analysis Review
    Four months after a Washington, D.C. man was cleared by DNA when the hair analysis used to convict him was found to be wrong, his conviction was vacated Monday. Kevin Martin's exoneration comes nearly one year after the Innocence Project and…
  • Jul 21

    Kentucky Woman Likely to be Exonerated

    Kentucky Woman Likely to be Exonerated
    A woman who has been granted a retrial by a Kentucky appeals court after someone else confessed they had committed the crime is likely to be exonerated, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. Susan Jean King was convicted of…
  • Jul 17

    Support Mounts for Death Row Inmate's Innocence

    Support Mounts for Death Row Inmate's Innocence
    More than a year ago the Innocence Project and lead counsel for Florida death row inmate Clemente Aguirre presented compelling new evidence for overturning his conviction. Today, attorneys who served as prosecutors or government appellate…
Rank this Week: 455

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 22

    Border Lesson: Stop Deporting Gang Banger

    Border Lesson: Stop Deporting Gang Banger
    My musings on Huffington Post: Gang violence in Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador is a major reason for the surge in unaccompanied immigrant children leaving those countries and risking their lives to reach the United States. Many of the…
  • Jul 22

    Avoiding Aggravated Felonies: California Redefines Misdemeanor: 364 Day

    Avoiding Aggravated Felonies: California Redefines Misdemeanor: 364 Day
    From the Immigrant Legal Resource Center: Today Governor Jerry Brown signed into law a provision that will make a California misdemeanor have a maximum possible sentence of 364 days. See text of SB 1310, creating Cal Penal Code § 18.5,...
  • Jul 22

    An Urgent Need: Unaccompanied Children and Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceeding

    An Urgent Need: Unaccompanied Children and Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceeding
    “An Urgent Need: Unaccompanied Children and Access to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings” by Annie Chen of the Vera Institute is a timely article about the need for a right to counsel for unaccompanied minors. KJ Related articles Framing…
Rank this Week: 19

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 22

    Where Are the Biggest Security Risks in Higher Education?

    Where Are the Biggest Security Risks in Higher Education?
    The results of a recent survey suggest that the greatest risk lies in central administrative systems. Here is a summary from Campus Technology: For example, respondents reported that their biggest areas of unease from a risk perspective are…
  • Jul 21

    New York will implement program where law students exchange pro bono service for early bar admission

    New York will implement program where law students exchange pro bono service for early bar admission
    This sounds like a win-win; law students provide legal service to low-income clients who might not otherwise have access to a lawyer in exchange for school credit and the chance for early bar admission. From the New York Law Journal:...
  • Jul 21

    A Rookie Judge’s Guide to Writing Appellate Brief

    A Rookie Judge’s Guide to Writing Appellate Brief
    From the ABA blog (abridged): Samuel A. Thumma joined the Arizona Court of Appeals after 20 years in private practice and as a trial judge. Based on his rookie year as an appellate judge, Thumma offers suggestions for “the nearly...
Rank this Week: 2277

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/
  • Jul 22

    CISA Boom Bah …

    CISA Boom Bah …
    Sorry, I just couldn’t resist the title which does not reflect my true feelings about CISA, the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014.  Approved earlier this month by the Senate Intelligence Committee, this bill awaits…
  • Jul 22

    Progress on NSA Reform?

    Progress on NSA Reform?
    So reports the LA Times.  Here’s a short summary: As part of the deal, the intelligence community agreed to a stricter definition of the search terms the NSA may use to seek data from telephone companies that might be useful in…
  • Jul 22

    U.K. Independent Reviewer on British Terrorism Legislation

    U.K. Independent Reviewer on British Terrorism Legislation
    David Anderson, the U.K.’s Independent Reviewer of Terrorism Legislation, has released his annual report on British terrorism laws. The report covers several broad topics: ethnic or community bias in the use of police powers;…
Rank this Week: 176

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 2028

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jul 22

    Settler War in Palestine

    Settler War in Palestine
    Returning from a meeting of historians, I’ve been thinking about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict in historical terms. Israeli settlers in the West Bank are reminiscent of the movement of settlers to our own Indian frontier until the…
  • Jul 15

    Madame Butterfly

    Madame Butterfly
    I’ve been away for a week while conflict heated up in the Middle East. But all week I’ve been thinking about a different form of grief, death and cultural conflict. I spent the week in a summer community, a kind of Brigadoon…
  • Jul 8

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court

    Religion, Health, Corporations, and the Court
    Last week the Supreme Court decided, under the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, known as RFRA, that Hobby Lobby, and other closely held profit making corporations, could claim religious exemptions from federal law, and they could withhold…
Rank this Week: 2269

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 330

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 22

    NY Times Debate: How Can the U.S. Stop Corporate Tax Flight?

    NY Times Debate: How Can the U.S. Stop Corporate Tax Flight?
    New York Times Room for Debate: How Can the U.S. Stop Corporate Tax Flight?: In recent months, several big U.S. companieshave reached so-called inversion deals that will allow them to reincorporate in countries like Ireland and the…
  • Jul 22

    Life's Secret: Love People, Not Pleasure

    Life's Secret: Love People, Not Pleasure
    New York Times op-ed: Love People, Not Pleasure, by Arthur C. Brooks (President, American Enterprise Institute): For decades, psychologists have been compiling a vast literature on the relationships between different aspirations and…
  • Jul 22

    Crawford: Occupy Wall Street, Income Inequality and Tax Scholarship

    Crawford: Occupy Wall Street, Income Inequality and Tax Scholarship
    Patrick B. Crawford (People's College of Law), Occupy Wall Street, Income Inequality and Tax Scholarship: An Ideology Critique of the Consumption Tax Debate, 12 U.N.H. L. Rev. 137 (2014): This is the first article to address the question:…
Rank this Week: 27

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 22

    Wolters Kluwer Notification of Planned Divestiture

    Wolters Kluwer Notification of Planned Divestiture
    Quoting from the notification: Today, Wolters Kluwer Legal & Regulatory announced the sale of the Canadian Legal Products in Canada to LexisNexis, a part of the Reed Elsevier organization. This includes all English and French Legal…
  • Jul 22

    A Tool for Finding Trite Law

    A Tool for Finding Trite Law
    Every once in a while a lawyer will ask a law librarian to find the source that establishes that a point of law is well established. Personally, I hate getting these questions. It is frequently time consuming and difficult to find a…
  • Jul 22

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Create an if Found Lockscreen Message on Your Portable…
Rank this Week: 84

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 22

    Appeals Courts Issue Opposing Rulings on Obamacare Exchange Tax Credit

    Appeals Courts Issue Opposing Rulings on Obamacare Exchange Tax Credit
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Two federal appeals courts today issued dueling rulings on the legality of an IRS rule that offers tax credits to purchasers of health insurance on a federally operated exchange who meet certain…
  • Jul 21

    Obama (& Bush) on Executive Orders Regarding LGBT Discrimination and Religion

    Obama (& Bush) on Executive Orders Regarding LGBT Discrimination and Religion
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Today President Obama signed an Executive Order: "Further Amendments to Executive Order 11478, Equal Employment Opportunity in the Federal Government, and…
  • Jul 21

    Ninth Circuit Delays Execution Until Condemned Gets Information

    Ninth Circuit Delays Execution Until Condemned Gets Information
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Ninth Circuit on Saturday ordered the delay of a scheduled execution until the condemned prisoner gets information about the two-drug cocktail that Arizona plans to use. The court ruled (on a…
Rank this Week: 452

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/
  • Jul 22

    The Value of the Imperfect Law Review System

    The Value of the Imperfect Law Review System
    Steve Bradford yesterday posted a thoughtful (as is usual for his posts) critique of law reviews. I had drafted a comment, but Steve suggested that I should post links to my prior posts separately, so here goes, along with (what...
  • Jul 22

    Legal Studies Position - Wharton

    Legal Studies Position - Wharton
    The Wharton School at University of Pennsylvania has posted a legal studies and business ethics professor opening. As you may suspect, Wharton has an extremely strong legal studies faculty. More information from the announcement is quoted…
  • Jul 22

    Bainbridge on Law Review

    Bainbridge on Law Review
    Steve Bainbridge has an interesting response to yesterday's post on law reviews, linking to a number of other interesting posts he has written. Definitely worth reading. (He agrees with me, so he must be correct.) A number of you commented...
Rank this Week: 426

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark

    FTC goes after misleading certification mark
    Here's some discussion of the FTC's complaint from the FTC itself, with a link to the proposed settlement.  Unsurprising takeaway: If you purport to certify products as "Made in the USA," it is a good idea to do some verification of the…
  • Jul 21

    Georgetown Law's new Center on Privacy and Technology

    Georgetown Law's new Center on Privacy and Technology
    Learn more here. All my colleagues who worked on this deserve congratulations--Professors Julie Cohen, David Vladeck, Laura Donohue and Angela Campbell worked tirelessly for this…
  • Jul 21

    trademark beats copyright at surviving motion to dismi

    trademark beats copyright at surviving motion to dismi
    Gorski v. Gymboree Corp., 2014 WL 3533324,  No. 14-CV-01314 (N.D. Cal. July 16, 2014)Via Eric Goldman.  Gorski and Gymboree both make shirts that feature the phrase “lettuce turnip the beet.” Gorski sued for copyright…
Rank this Week: 94

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 22

    The rise of community owned stores in the rural Great Plains and Mountain West

    The rise of community owned stores in the rural Great Plains and Mountain West
    In addition to this blog, I also write an occasional column for the Idaho Statesman. I recently wrote about some work of my Economic Development Clinic for a state agency that I thought I'd share in this forum. Here is...
  • Jul 21

    Regulating the sharing economy by hook or by crook (or by opinion)

    Regulating the sharing economy by hook or by crook (or by opinion)
    Thomas Friedman had an op-ed in Sunday's NYT about the sharing economy. Relevant to this blog was one of the closing paragraphs in the op-ed, which read: How fast [the growth of the sharing economy] happens will depend, in part,...
  • Jul 18

    USGS Climate Change Hazards Portal released

    USGS Climate Change Hazards Portal released
    The USGS has just released its Climate Change Hazards Portal, which allows users to visualize the effects of extreme storms, shoreline change, and sea-level rise on the U.S. coastline. Worth checking out.
Rank this Week: 518

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jul 22

    Time Management: Telecommuting

    Time Management: Telecommuting
    I have reached a point where I find myself so short of time to do the tasks I really need to do every day that I am launching an experiment. I will telecommute one morning each week. Is it a...
  • Jul 21

    More from the Second Annual AASE Conference - "Helping Students Become Lifetime Learners"

    More from the Second Annual AASE Conference - "Helping Students Become Lifetime Learners"
    At the 2014 AASE Conference in Indianapolis, Professor Elizabeth Bloom of the New England School of Law gave a presentation on the use of formative assessment to enable students to become self-regulated learners. In her presentation,…
  • Jul 20

    Law School Action Comics #3

    Law School Action Comics #3
    (Alex Ruskell)
Rank this Week: 1289

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Fourth Circuit Rules in FAVOR of Government in Obamacare Subsidies Case

    Fourth Circuit Rules in FAVOR of Government in Obamacare Subsidies Case
    Making sure our readers keep up with this roller-coaster day in health reform land: The Fourth Circuit released its own opinion (3-0, with a strong concurrence from J. Davis) rejecting the subsidies challenge pending in that…
  • Jul 22

    The Loss in Halbig

    The Loss in Halbig
    As Marty notes, the opinion is out. Initial quick reaction, more to come:  The opinion is terribly disappointing from a statutory interpretation perspective. It relies in part on irrelevant legislative history (from the HELP committee,…
  • Jul 22

    Halbig decided

    Halbig decided
    2-1, Edwards dissenting, as oral argument suggested.  I'm sure we'll have more on the opinion shortly here on the blog.
Rank this Week: 328

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Jul 22

    Prosecutors Fail to Take Campus Assault Seriously Too

    Prosecutors Fail to Take Campus Assault Seriously Too
    NYT, Support for a College Student Grows After Rape Complaint is Dismissed. In this story about a failed college investigation of sexual assault, what struck me here was the response of the prosecutor. Anna, a freshman, said she was…
  • Jul 22

    Upholding Pharmacists' Right to Refuse to Dispense Emergency Contraception

    Upholding Pharmacists' Right to Refuse to Dispense Emergency Contraception
    Sara Ainsworth, Amicus Curiae Brief, Stormans v. Selecky, 24 Hastings Women's L.J. 303 (2013). Women and girls in the United States are at high risk of experiencing sexual assault and violence perpetrated by an intimate. Preventing pregnancy…
  • Jul 20

    European Court on Transgender Divorce

    European Court on Transgender Divorce
    "The European Court of Human Rights declared Wednesday that countries can legally require transgender citizens to get divorced before issuing updated identification documents, lest the spouses become a legally recognized same-sex couple,…
Rank this Week: 2726

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 22

    Cartel Size and Collusive Stability with Non-Capitalistic Player

    Cartel Size and Collusive Stability with Non-Capitalistic Player
    Flavio Delbono, Bologna and Luca Lambertini, Bologna explore Cartel Size and Collusive Stability with Non-Capitalistic Players. ABSTRACT: A well established belief both in the game-theoretic IO and in policy debates is that market…
  • Jul 22

    Heterogenous switching cost

    Heterogenous switching cost
    Gary Biglaiser, Jacques Cremer, Gergely Dobos have written on Heterogenous switching costs. ABSTRACT: We consider a simple two period model where consumers have different switching costs. Before the market opens, there was an incumbent who…
  • Jul 22

    Global Antitrust Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry Tuesday, September 23, 2014

    Global Antitrust Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry Tuesday, September 23, 2014
    Global Antitrust Challenges for the Pharmaceutical Industry Agenda Tuesday, September 23, 2014 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Breakfast J.W. Marriott Hotel, Salon II 8:30 AM - 8:40 AM Welcome and Introduction J.W. Marriott Hotel, Salon I Host: Damien…
Rank this Week: 54

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 221

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Finkelman at the Dallas Bar's Legal History Group on Douglass's Constitution

    Finkelman at the Dallas Bar's Legal History Group on Douglass's Constitution
    [We have the following from our faithful reader Josiah Daniel, a lawyer at Vinson & Elkins who chairs the Dallas Bar Association’s Legal History Discussion Group.]If a reader of Legal History Blog finds him/herself in Dallas this…
  • Jul 22

    The 10-Minute Approach to Writing. Every. Day.

    The 10-Minute Approach to Writing. Every. Day.
    Gregory Semenza's (U Conn-English) recent post about how to make time for writing caught my eye. In a Chronicle of Higher Education column entitled "The Value of 10 Minutes: Writing Time for the Timeless Academic," Semenza advises that…
  • Jul 22

    CFP: Remaking North American Sovereignty

    CFP: Remaking North American Sovereignty
    [Via the Canadian Legal History Blog, we have the following Call for Papers:]Remaking North American Sovereignty: Towards a Continental History of State Transformation in the Mid Nineteenth-Century July 30-August 1, 2015 at the …
Rank this Week: 65

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Jul 22

    A Game Tree for Harry Reid vs. Indiana and the Halbig Obamacare Case

    A Game Tree for Harry Reid vs. Indiana and the Halbig Obamacare Case
    I just posted on the DC Circuit’s 2-1 decision against the Government in Halbig, the Obamacare case about whether “an Exchange established by the State under section 1311” means an exchange established by the state, so that in locations…
  • Jul 22

    DC Circuit Strikes Makes Obamacare Optional for States in Halbig

    DC Circuit Strikes Makes Obamacare Optional for States in Halbig
    The DC Circuit just decided 2-1 against the Government in Halbig, the Obamacare case about whether “an Exchange established by the State under section 1311” means an exchange established by the state or means any exchange operating in…
  • Jul 21

    Acknowledgment, and We Hope More

    Acknowledgment, and We Hope More
    We want to take a moment here to recognize a man who was our classmate, our colleague, our blogfather, and of course our good friend, Dan Markel. He taught us not just how to be scholars, but how to be...
Rank this Week: 4914

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1194

Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jul 22

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available

    Final Version of Eighth Amendment Article Now Available
    The Missouri Law Review has now published the final version of my article, “Not Just Kid Stuff? Extending Graham and Miller to Adults.”  Here is the abstract: The United States Supreme Court has…
  • Jun 30

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: The Constitutional Case

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: The Constitutional Case
    In my previous post, I discussed the Court’s recent Fourth Amendment decisions.  Here are this term’s other criminal cases that also center on constitutional issues (excluding habeas decisions): Kansas v. Cheever, 571 U.S. __…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: Fourth Amendment Case

    SCOTUS End-of-Term Roundup: Fourth Amendment Case
    On the criminal side of the Court’s docket, I found this term’s statutory interpretation cases more interesting than the constitutional cases.  In the latter category, the Fourth Amendment decisions were probably the most…
Rank this Week: 2431

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
  • Jul 22

    Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies and Partisan Politic

    Health Insurance Exchange Subsidies and Partisan Politic
    With two federal courts of appeals coming to different conclusions on the most recent challenge to the Affordable Care Act, we should not be surprised that the judges have split along partisan lines. By a 2-1 vote, the U.S. Court...
  • Jul 21

    Choice and Cost

    Choice and Cost
    The New York Times reports on complaints by consumers about limitations on their access to physicians and hospitals. According to the story, insurers have restricted their provider networks to contain costs, while misleading their customers…
  • Jul 16

    Published This Week

    Published This Week
    Deborah W. Denno, Lethal Injection Chaos Post-Baze, 102 Georgetown L. J. 1331 (2014). Ronen Avraham, Overlooked and Underused: Clinical Practice Guidelines and Malpractice Liability for Independent Physicians, SSRN. David H. Kaye, 'Open to…
Rank this Week: 615

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 22

    Inequality Studies Across Academic Discipilnes: The Piketty Effect

    Inequality Studies Across Academic Discipilnes: The Piketty Effect
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananJotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots), a playfully named but serious publication, is one of the few successful online writing ventures that relies upon a wide range of authors.  Usually, large-scale…
  • Jul 21

    The (ir)relevance of firepower

    The (ir)relevance of firepower
    by Michael DorfLet me begin with a disclaimer. This is a post about one aspect of the current military confrontation between Hamas and Israel, not about the larger conflict over Palestine and Israel. I will just say, with considerable dismay,…
  • Jul 18

    New Verdict Column: Businesses and Religion

    New Verdict Column: Businesses and Religion
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, I summarize many of the arguments in the "Hobby Lobby Post Mortem" series of 9 posts that Professor Dorf and I have written since June 30, adding some thoughts on why even reluctant…
Rank this Week: 459

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 17