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  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • May 16

    Gault @ 50

    Gault @ 50
    No description is available at this time.
  • May 3

    Cradle to Kindergarten

    Cradle to Kindergarten
    No description is available at this time.
Rank this Week: 777

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

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
  • May 27

    An Introduction to “Rural-Proofing,” and Why We’re Unlikely to Implement It in the U.S.

    An Introduction to “Rural-Proofing,” and Why We’re Unlikely to Implement It in the U.S.
    I learned about the concept and practice of “rural-proofing” on my first trip down under, in 2010. It’s a term Aussie law- and policy-makers use regularly–especially at places like the Rural and Regional Law and…
  • May 27

    The Meaning of Patriotism

    The Meaning of Patriotism
    Last fall, I began reading Hillbilly Elegy. I wanted to see how the author, J.D. Vance, would deal with the question of class. I was particularly interested to see if his experiences at Yale Law School were anything like mine. They were in…
  • May 24

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media
    If you watch music videos or wild-animal adventures on YouTube, you may come upon a public-service announcement by, yes, Professor Richard Epstein. Well, sort of — he’s the brain power behind an animated and podcast series on…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • May 27

    A Benefit of Magnanimity

    A Benefit of Magnanimity
    Our opinions sometimes inform our personal identities. Changing your opinion on some subjects may also require you to change how you self-identify. Changing an opinion on these issues may also cause you to lose your membership in a group. On…
  • May 26

    “Bright Data”  

    “Bright Data”  
    At the core of the rise of data-driven policing is the ability to predict risk. Predictive policing does not actually predict crime, but instead provides a mathematical assessment of heightened risk at certain places or with certain people.…
  • May 25

    Scope of injunction in the 4th Circuit travel ban decision

    Scope of injunction in the 4th Circuit travel ban decision
    The Fourth Circuit divided 10-3 in affirming the district court and enjoining the second travel ban. The court agreed to keep the injunction nationwide, but reversed the part of the injunction that ran against the President personally…
Rank this Week: 41

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 536

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: 469

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 19

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: 127

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/
  • May 27

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal

    Top-Ten Recent SSRN Downloads in Criminal Procedure eJournal
    are here. The usual disclaimers apply. Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 4,843 Encryption Workarounds Orin S. Kerr and Bruce Schneier The George Washington University Law School and Harvard University - Berkman Klein Center for Internet &…
  • May 26

    Sipe on The Sherman Act and Vagueness Doctrine

    Sipe on The Sherman Act and Vagueness Doctrine
    Matthew G. Sipe has posted The Sherman Act and Avoiding Void-for-Vagueness on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Recent Supreme Court jurisprudence has reaffirmed the viability of the void-for-vagueness doctrine, including the use of facial…
  • May 26

    Polinsky & Riskind on Optimal Use of Prison, Parole, and Probation

    Polinsky & Riskind on Optimal Use of Prison, Parole, and Probation
    A. Mitchell Polinsky and Paul N. Riskind (Stanford Law School and Stanford Law School) have posted Deterrence and the Optimal Use of Prison, Parole, and Probation on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this article we derive the sentence —...
Rank this Week: 34

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Most Asian Americans Support Undocumented Immigrant

    Most Asian Americans Support Undocumented Immigrant
    From the Washington Post: Are legal immigrants opposed to undocumented immigration? Recently, a group of first-generation Chinese Americans has made national news by showing up at hearings and objecting vociferously to sanctuary city…
  • May 27

    AAJC Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate Attack in Portland

    AAJC Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate Attack in Portland
    From Asian Americans Advancing Justice: Asian Americans Advancing Justice (Advancing Justice), a national affiliation of five civil rights organizations, releases the following statement in response to yesterday's tragic attack in Portland:…
  • May 27

    Fly the Friendly Skies? ICE Air Operation

    Fly the Friendly Skies? ICE Air Operation
    Photo courtesy of CNN There have been a great many negative stories in the news about horrific experiences on American airlines. Well, here is an airline that might generate nightmares. CNN reports on flights on which the passengers are…
Rank this Week: 14

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: 202

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/
  • May 27

    Student Loans Just Got More Expensive

    Student Loans Just Got More Expensive
    From Trust Advisor: The U.S. government is raising prices for new student debt, adding hundreds of dollars to the cost of the typical federal college loan. Beginning in July, interest rates on new government loans are set to rise by...
  • May 26

    Tiffany Trump is Going to Georgetown Law

    Tiffany Trump is Going to Georgetown Law
    From JDJournal: President Donald Trump’s youngest daughter, Tiffany, is headed to Georgetown Law. Tiffany, 23, was accepted to the school’s class of 2020 after she graduated from the University of Pennsylvania where she majored in…
  • May 26

    4th Circuit Rejects Trump Travel Ban

    4th Circuit Rejects Trump Travel Ban
    From Time: Donald Trump's administration is pledging a Supreme Court showdown over his travel ban after a federal appeals court ruled that the ban "drips with religious intolerance, animus and discrimination." Citing the president's…
Rank this Week: 511

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/
  • May 27

    Analysis of IRAP v. Trump Part I: The Fourth Circuit’s Reliance on Pre- and Post-Inauguration Statement

    Analysis of IRAP v. Trump Part I: The Fourth Circuit’s Reliance on Pre- and Post-Inauguration Statement
    Reading the Fourth Circuit’s en banc opinion in International Refugee Assistance Project v. Trump, one would think the court’s analysis amounts to routine application of well-settled precedent. But a close…
  • May 27

    The Lawfare Podcast: Bob Bauer on Trump and the White House Counsel

    The Lawfare Podcast: Bob Bauer on Trump and the White House Counsel
    Amidst the hurricane of news coming out of the White House in recent weeks, one question has surfaced again and again: why isn't White House Counsel Don McGahn stopping Donald Trump from doing all this? This week on the podcast, Benjamin…
  • May 27

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post

    The Week that Was: All of Lawfare in One Post
    Once again, Lawfare has reached the end of an exhausting week. Andrew Kent kicked off the week with a study of what issues fall under newly-appointed Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s jurisdiction in the Russia probe,…
Rank this Week: 62

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    GOP Senate Cuts UNC Law School's Budget 30% As Payback To Liberal Faculty (Especially Gene Nichol), Rankings Slide From 20 (1979) To 39 (2017) Private Investigator's Attempt To Obtain Donald Trump's Tax Return Led IRS To Shut Down FAFSA Data…
  • May 27

    Raskolnikov:A Tale of Two Tax Plans — What Trump And Ryan Get Wrong

    Raskolnikov:A Tale of Two Tax Plans — What Trump And Ryan Get Wrong
    Foreign Affairs: A Tale of Two Tax Plans: What Trump and Ryan Get Wrong, by Alex Raskolnikov (Columbia): Republicans have long panned the U.S. tax system; now they have a plan to change it. In fact, two plans. The first comes from Congress,…
  • May 27

    88% Of Law Firms Have 'Chronically Underperforming Lawyers': 'Decreasing Demand For Legal Services Is Endemic In The Profession'

    88% Of Law Firms Have 'Chronically Underperforming Lawyers': 'Decreasing Demand For Legal Services Is Endemic In The Profession'
    ABA Journal, Law Firm Leaders Report Lawyer Oversupply and 'Chronically Underperforming Lawyers': Fifty-two percent of law firm leaders responding to Altman Weil’s Law Firms in Transition Survey said their equity partners are not…
Rank this Week: 22

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Laissez-faire Estate Planning

    Laissez-faire Estate Planning
    More than half of Americans do not have a formal estate plan; 52 percent do not currently have a will in place. Among those that do have a will in place, a majority intend an equal distribution among beneficiaries, but...
  • May 27

    More Alzheimer's Deaths Occurring at Home

    More Alzheimer's Deaths Occurring at Home
    Alzheimer’s deaths increased by more than 50 percent from 1999 to 2014 in the US. These numbers are expected to rise given America’s aging population and increasing life expectancy. While the number of individuals suffering from…
  • May 26

    The Final Goodbye

    The Final Goodbye
    Doctor-assisted suicide remains a polarizing and difficult issue. Despite this, countries such as Belgium, Luxembourg, and Sweden have already legalized voluntary euthanasia. Last year, Canada legalized medically-assisted death. A recent…
Rank this Week: 27

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout
    Although Donald Trump campaigned as a populist during the 2016 campaign, he has not governed like one. Instead, in domestic policy he has taken positions that are largely consistent with a very conservative business-oriented Republican who…
  • May 27

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling
    Roger Gregory, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, starts his recent ruling on President Trump's travel ban with these two questions: 1) is the Constitution (still) "a law for rulers and people equally in war…
  • May 25

    Locating the absolute minimum level of policy “seriousness” our public sphere demand

    Locating the absolute minimum level of policy “seriousness” our public sphere demand
    Polls close soon in today’s special congressional election in Montana.  Last night, the Republican candidate Greg Gianforte reacted angrily to a Guardian reporter’s questions about the CBO score of the Republican health care…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • May 27

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Political pun of the month’

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Political pun of the month’
    So declares Prof. Mark Liberman (Language Log), and I agree (whatever one might think of the substantive sentiment): Some say the administration will end in ICE, some say in FOIA/from what I know of corporate lawyas, I hold with those who…
  • May 26

    [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco

    [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco
    So the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held Thursday, in Taub v. City & County of S.F.: Plaintiffs Oxane “Gypsy” Taub and George Davis …, self-described body freedom advocates, appeal the dismissal of their…
  • May 26

    [Floyd Abrams] ‘Citizens United,’ media corporations and other corporation

    [Floyd Abrams] ‘Citizens United,’ media corporations and other corporation
    Excerpted, by permission of Yale University Press, from “The Soul of the First Amendment” by Floyd Abrams, 2017. Citizens United held that the fact that a speaker was a corporation could not deprive it of the right to endorse…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • May 27

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Congress's Constitution" by Chafetz

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Congress's Constitution" by Chafetz
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Congress's Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers by Josh Chafetz. Here is a description: Congress is widely supposed to be the least effective branch of the federal government.…
  • May 27

    Download of the Week: "Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws?" by Johnson & Whittington

    Download of the Week: "Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws?" by Johnson & Whittington
    Ben Johnson and Keith E. Whittington (Princeton University, Department of Politics, Students and Princeton University - Department of Political Science) has posted Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws? (University of Illinois Law…
  • May 26

    Wexler & Robbennolt on Amends for Lawful Civilian Casualtie

    Wexler & Robbennolt on Amends for Lawful Civilian Casualtie
    Lesley Wexler and Jennifer K. Robbennolt (University of Illinois College of Law and University of Illinois College of Law) have posted Designing Amends for Lawful Civilian Casualties (Lesley Wexler & Jennifer K. Robbennolt, Designing…
Rank this Week: 20

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Sergeant Pepper reissue

    Sergeant Pepper reissue
    I'm obviously deep in the tank for that Liverpool group, whose music spoke to me so deeply as an adolescent (at which time they had recently broken up) and has continued to do so afterwards.  But Sergeant Pepper is the one album by them…
  • May 26

    Another possible title for my literature book

    Another possible title for my literature book
    Here's the most recent potential title that I am considering for my literature/inequality book: "The Road to Ayn Randism: Literary Perspectives on the Rise, Fall, and Rise of High-End Inequality."Good or bad, the title does reflect my most…
  • May 26

    Immediately upcoming talk

    Immediately upcoming talk
    Next week, I'm giving 3 different talks in 3 different countries:1) Luxembourg City, Tuesday, May 30: A U.S. Perspective on BEPS and the State Aid Cases;2) Haikko Borga, Finland, Thursday, June 1: The Rise and Fall of the Destination-Based…
Rank this Week: 4978

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/
  • May 27

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation
    A reprimand from the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, in accordance with MCR 9.115(F)(5), which was approved by the Attorney Grievance…
  • May 26

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie
    A letter to two principals led to a published censure from the Kansas Supreme Court. The parties in a post-divorce proceeding wanted their children to attend different schools. The father had an order to send the children to school in...
  • May 26

    Troubling Allegations Will Be Heard

    Troubling Allegations Will Be Heard
    The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has held that an ineffective assistance claim arising from a 1988 guilty plea will be heard on the merits In March 1988, Corey Lorenzo Woodfolk pleaded guilty in the Circuit...
Rank this Week: 412

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/
  • May 27

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning's Summer Conference in July at UALR

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning's Summer Conference in July at UALR
    The conference will focus on teaching cultural competency and other professional skills suggested by ABA Standard 302. The conference announcement, which includes the complete schedule of workshop topics and presenters, is inserted below .…
  • May 24

    Veteran ASP Spotlight: Amy L. Jarmon

    Veteran ASP Spotlight: Amy L. Jarmon
    Amy Jarmon is among other things, Editor of the Law School Academic Support Blog. I cannot recall the circumstances surrounding my first encounter with Amy but she is a staple of the ASP community. I have seen her at practically...
  • May 23

    Learning Curve: Call for Proposal

    Learning Curve: Call for Proposal
    Dear Friends & Colleagues: On behalf of ...
Rank this Week: 4224

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/
  • May 27

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele
    Earlier this week, I had the honor of participating in a Lambda Literary Award finalist reading in Los Angeles. The Lambdas (or more colloquially, “The Lammys”) are considered the preeminent book awards for LGBT writers, and it was…
  • May 26

    CFP - Legal Transitions and the Vulnerable Subject: Fostering Resilience through Law’s Dynamism

    CFP - Legal Transitions and the Vulnerable Subject: Fostering Resilience through Law’s Dynamism
    From colleagues at Emory: There is a widespread perception that we live in a moment of change that is unprecedented in its scope and pace. Climate change, mass movements of dislocated persons, technological innovation, shifts in recognition…
  • May 25

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)
    Several decades ago, an American client asked me to help recruit some British barristers for an international project. I flew to London and met in chambers with a QC and a junior, and we discussed other barristers who might be...
Rank this Week: 45

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • May 27

    It is a small world…

    It is a small world…
    I am at the end of a two week trip to Cambodia.   I was co-leading a trip for our students to study rule of law development in a post-conflict country.  One of  the amazing experiences we had was spending three days with…
  • May 24

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4
    Political eons ago – 20 days ago, to be precise – President Trump had a successful negotiation of sorts. If you can remember that far back, that’s when the House of Representatives approved a health care bill that Mr. Trump…
  • May 19

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution
    Rick Bales shared with me a very intriguing call for papers for a conference in Malaysia on August 9 and 10: https://icdr2017.org/2017/04/27/call-for-papers/ According to the website: The International Conference on Dispute Resolution (ICDR)…
Rank this Week: 1410

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/
  • May 27

    Reality is just a shared illusion

    Reality is just a shared illusion
    I’m always looking for quirky evidence of market efficiency – or market inefficiency – to share with my students. For example, there’s the Cuba Beverage thing, and the Trump tweets thing. And now, there’s the fake news thing: As…
  • May 26

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause
    Last Friday, The New York Times ran a story on possible performance enhancing drug use inside the Nike Oregon Project. The Nike Oregon Project is coached by running legend Alberto Salazar, who, by all accounts, is both incredibly competitive…
  • May 25

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (May 25, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN Roundup (May 25, 2017)
    "Delaware has yet to provide an answer to certain basic questions pertaining to officers" https://t.co/jvALu0Kr6d #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 19, 2017 "turning sovereignty into a tradable commodity"…
Rank this Week: 129

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 27

    Facebook's Manual on Child Abuse

    Facebook's Manual on Child Abuse
    From The Guardian: At first, Facebook’s policies seem clear enough. Most start with a clear explanation of what it does and doesn’t tolerate. But often there are caveats. The Guardian has been told some moderators struggle to understand…
  • May 26

    Texas House Votes to Ban Abortion Procedure

    Texas House Votes to Ban Abortion Procedure
    From The New York Times: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature has advanced tough new limits on abortion, hitting back at a United States Supreme Court decision last summer that struck down most of the sweeping…
  • May 25

    Reunification Program

    Reunification Program
    From the Washington Post: Laura, David and their siblings are among a growing number of children in high-conflict divorce cases being sent — often unwillingly — to nascent and unproven “reunification” programs, which can cost tens of…
Rank this Week: 196

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Via Notches: "Queering Immigration in the Age of Trump: A Roundtable on Boutilier v. INS," moderated by Marc Stein.We've previously noted the publication of Edward Balleisen's Fraud. Professor Balleisen has a related piece out this month…
  • May 26

    Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett

    Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett
    The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY-Buffalo has announced the next group of Fellows in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies.We are pleased to see that the Center has once again included a legal historian: Amanda Hughett. Here's an…
  • May 26

    Jones to Johns Hopkin

    Jones to Johns Hopkin
    Via the Michigan Daily News, we have word that Martha Jones is leaving the University of Michigan for Johns Hopkins University.CreditAt Michigan, Jones was a Presidential Bicentennial Professor, a professor of history and Afroamerican and…
Rank this Week: 33

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court
    On August 24, 2017, the Asian Society of International Law's Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts will hold its first workshop on the ways Asian courts invoke, interpret, and apply international law. The workshop will take…
  • May 26

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 382 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 382Daniel P. Cooper & Christopher Kuner, Data Protection Law and International Dispute Resolution Bing Bing…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: Seventh Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference

    Call for Papers: Seventh Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference
    A call for papers has been issued for the Seventh Annual Yale Law School Doctoral Scholarship Conference, to be held November 10-11, 2017, in New Haven. Here's the call: Yale Law School is proud to host the Seventh Annual Doctoral Scholarship…
Rank this Week: 55

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 26

    Adena, Alizade, Bohner, Harke & Mesters on Quality Certifications for Nonprofit

    Adena, Alizade, Bohner, Harke & Mesters on Quality Certifications for Nonprofit
    Maja Adena, Jeyhun Alizade, Frauke Bohner, Julian Harke and Fabio Mesters have posted Quality Certifications for Nonprofits, Charitable Giving, and Donor's Trust: Experimental Evidence on SSRN with the following abstract: In an experiment, we…
  • May 24

    Wei on Nonprofit CEO Power

    Wei on Nonprofit CEO Power
    Qian Wei has posted CEO Power and Nonprofit Performance: Evidence from Chinese Philanthropic Foundations on SSRN with the following abstract: CEO power and its implications have been largely neglected in research on nonprofit governance. This…
  • May 23

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign
    Anthony Victor Alfieri has posted Inner-City Anti-Poverty Campaigns on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers a defense of outsider, legal-political intervention and community triage in inner-city anti-poverty campaigns under…
Rank this Week: 1183

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Ramadan Begins Tonight--Trump Issues Greeting

    Ramadan Begins Tonight--Trump Issues Greeting
    The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins this evening.  President Donald Trump today released a statement (full text) wishing all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. He said in part:During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in…
  • May 26

    One Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud In Attempt To Get Approval For Townhouses For Hasidic Jew

    One Pleads Guilty To Voter Fraud In Attempt To Get Approval For Townhouses For Hasidic Jew
    As previously reported, the village of Bloomingburg, New York has been embroiled in a battle over whether an ultra-Orthodox Jewish community would expand into the town.  Real estate developer Kenneth Nakdimen and his associates…
  • May 26

    Suit Charges Dearborn Pizza Store With Serving Pepperoni As Halal

    Suit Charges Dearborn Pizza Store With Serving Pepperoni As Halal
    Detroit Free Press reports on a class action lawsuit filed yesterday in a Michigan state trial court against Little Caesars claiming that the chain's pizza store in Dearborn placed pizza topped with pork-based pepperoni in boxes marked Halal.…
Rank this Week: 17

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 26

    Taking Online Dispute Resolution To The Next Level

    Taking Online Dispute Resolution To The Next Level
    Yesterday I purchased a travel alarm clock through Amazon. This morning, the manufacturer emailed me with instructions for its use, including a very important point about switching the travel lock button off to activate the clock. The clock…
  • May 18

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio
    As my last post mentioned, release of hearing audio recordings does not appear to be standard practice in the District of Puerto Rico district court. But that isn't for lack of authority within that court. Standing Order 8, adopted in...
  • May 15

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)
    The Supreme Court got it right in Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson, which holds that it is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to file a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy based on...
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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 26

    Wisconsin Grows, but Most Municipalities Shrink

    Wisconsin Grows, but Most Municipalities Shrink
    On May 25, 2017, the Census Bureau released its 2016 annual population estimates for subcounty geographic units.[1] This granular level of detail allows us to look more closely at where population change has occurred across the state. As a…
  • May 25

    A Day of Insight on Major Environmental Topics — and Proper Garbage Disposer Use

    A Day of Insight on Major Environmental Topics — and Proper Garbage Disposer Use
    The sharing of thoughtful expertise on matters of great long-term importance – that was the virtue and strength of a conference at Marquette Law School on May 16. “Innovation at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus” brought together…
  • May 25

    Panelists Say New Assessment Tool Makes Pre-Trial Release Decisions “Smarter”

    Panelists Say New Assessment Tool Makes Pre-Trial Release Decisions “Smarter”
    One of the most important decisions a judge or court commissioner makes in handling criminal cases is whether the defendant should be kept in jail or released while awaiting an outcome. A person’s constitutional rights and the…
Rank this Week: 1553

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/
  • May 26

    Miller v. Ford Motor Co. (9th Cir. - May 26, 2017)

    Miller v. Ford Motor Co. (9th Cir. - May 26, 2017)
    This is one of those cases in which I'm not entirely sure why the panel decides to certify the state law question to the state supreme court.More accurately, I know why the panel wants to certify the question.  It wants to make sure…
  • May 24

    EEOC v. McLane Company (9th Cir. - May 24, 2017)

    EEOC v. McLane Company (9th Cir. - May 24, 2017)
    The EEOC wants contact information from the defendant about those female employees the company required to take a strength test (their names, social security numbers, last known address, etc.).  The district court didn't allow the EEOC…
  • May 23

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)
    I think this is a darn good -- and equitable -- opinion by Justice Miller.  The separation agreement was signed in 2010 that says that Wife was entitled to $112,000 of Husband's 401(k) account.  That in turn means that Wife's…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Child Pornography, the Laptop and Asset Forfeiture

    Child Pornography, the Laptop and Asset Forfeiture
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. DistrictCourt for the Western District of North Carolina: United States v. Chase, 2017 WL 1966747 (2017). The issue in the case is whether Chase should be required to forfeit his laptop…
  • May 24

    The Undocumented Aliens, the State Insurance Database and the Fourth Amendment

    The Undocumented Aliens, the State Insurance Database and the Fourth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit: United States v. Broca-Martinez, 2017 WL 1521492 (2017).  As Wikipedia explains, this court is one of several U.S. Courts of Appeals which have…
  • May 15

    Computer Crime, “Using” a Computer and the Motion for Judgment of Acquittal

    Computer Crime, “Using” a Computer and the Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon: State v. Tecle, 2017 WL 1929845 (2017). The court begins its opinion by explaining that[d]efendant appeals a judgment of conviction for 18 counts of identity…
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 26

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 26

    Trump and the Republicans Continue Their Attacks on Education

    Trump and the Republicans Continue Their Attacks on Education
    by Neil H. BuchananThe release of the Trump Administration's proposed federal budget has been met with mockery and ridicule across the political spectrum.  All budgets are "dead on arrival," but Trump's budgets stands out for its…
  • May 25

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?
    by Michael DorfThe scene of the lavish reception that greeted President Trump in Saudi Arabia was arresting to say the least. The Saudi royal family (literally) rolled out the red carpet, treating Muslim-bashing Trump as a hero. While the…
  • May 24

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I write about the topic of jury nullification, occasioned by an episode of RadioLab that begins with a woman who served on a jury discussing having been criminally penalized for telling her…
Rank this Week: 545

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • May 26

    Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposal

    Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposal
    May 26 2017 The long-awaited final report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) was released this week.  The Report was written by two experienced labour lawyers representing both sides of the labour law bar.  Michael…
  • May 23

    Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review

    Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review
    May 23 2017 After a very long wait, the Ontario government today released the final report of its Changing Workplaces Review that examined both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. Here is the final report. There is a…
  • May 19

    Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review

    Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review
    May 19, 2017 Here’s a wrap up of a few issues to ponder that came up this week in the Law of Work.  Have a great long weekend! Can My Daughter’s Employer Make Her Work for Free During a “Training Period”? A friend…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 61

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO
    Amusement Art, LLC v. Life is Beautiful, LLC, 2017 WL 2259672, No. 2-14-cv-08290(C.D. Cal. May 23, 2017)Initial ruling discussed here.  Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Nevada—an annual event that…
  • May 24

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic
    Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017)Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they…
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
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EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 26

    The Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Ruling on Postconviction DNA Testing

    The Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Ruling on Postconviction DNA Testing
    Two days ago, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued a landmark opinion on the issue of what it takes for a convicted defendants to get postconviction DNA testing. Simply put, Maryland's highest court made it much easier for convicted...
  • May 25

    Article of Interest: "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609," by Judge Timothy Rice

    Article of Interest: "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609," by Judge Timothy Rice
    The Honorable Timothy R. Rice, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, sent me a copy of his forthcoming article, "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609." (forthcoming…
  • May 20

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal
    In its its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case, the defense makes an important point about Asia McClain that bears upon prejudice, i.e., whether Cristina Gutierrez's failure to contact/call her as an alibi witness…
Rank this Week: 646

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 26

    State Secrets in the Office of the President

    State Secrets in the Office of the President
    They told me that if I voted for Hillary Clinton that state secrets would not be safe in the office of the President. And they were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton, and state secrets are not safe in the office of the President.
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this trade association for industrial agricultural producers in the West and Southwest. He discusses how immigration…
  • May 15

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy
    Where to begin? Well, it is now well known that the House Health Care Bill is designed to cut health care and predominantly reward the wealthy with $880 billion dollars in tax cuts. This is accomplished by cutting Medicaid (protecting the…
Rank this Week: 1125

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    “Creative” Attempt to Boost Tax Revenue Fails Court Test

    “Creative” Attempt to Boost Tax Revenue Fails Court Test
    In Pennsylvania, state law prohibits localities and school districts from subjecting billboards, wind turbines, amusement park rides, and silos used to store animal feed to the real property tax. Why these structures and not, for example,…
  • May 24

    A New Tax, Proposed But Rejected . . . Until?

    A New Tax, Proposed But Rejected . . . Until?
    Last week, a reader asked me if I was aware of a tax proposal in Oregon. I was not. The tax, proposed in Oregon House Bill 2877 would have been imposed on motor vehicles 20 years old or older, at the rate of $1,000 every five years. Called an…
  • May 22

    Running Out of Sin Taxe

    Running Out of Sin Taxe
    A few months ago, in If You Want a Professional Sports Team, Pay For It Yourselves; Don’t Grab Tax Dollars, I criticized a major league soccer ownership group for trying to get taxpayers in St. Louis and in Missouri to foot part of the…
Rank this Week: 1105

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/
  • May 26

    Ancestry.com Doesn't Want Your DNA Forever (At Least, Not Anymore)

    Ancestry.com Doesn't Want Your DNA Forever (At Least, Not Anymore)
    Earlier this week, Stacey Lantagne wrote a post about Ancestry.com’s Terms and Conditions. Among other things, it gives Ancestry.com a perpetual license to use its customers' DNA for…well, pretty much anything. Attorney Joel Winston wrote…
  • May 25

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts and Commercial Law Downloads (May 25, 2017)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts and Commercial Law Downloads (May 25, 2017)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS for all papers first announced in the last 60 days 26 Mar 2017 through 25 May 2017 Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 845 Surveying the Law of Emojis...
  • May 25

    In Arizona, a Breach of Good Will Does Not Require Spite

    In Arizona, a Breach of Good Will Does Not Require Spite
    A recent case out of Arizona, Russo and Steele, LLC v. Tri-Rentals, Inc., No. 1 CA-CV 16-0042, deals with breach of the covenant of good faith and fair dealing, which is read into every Arizona contract. In the case at...
Rank this Week: 128

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/
  • May 26

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)

    Barristers, Law Clerks, and Fees (Oh, My)
    Several decades ago, an American client asked me to help recruit some British barristers for an international project. I flew to London and met in chambers with a QC and a junior, and we discussed other barristers who might be...
  • May 23

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting

    AALS Section on Professional Responsibility Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education – 2018 AALS Annual Meeting
    Call for Papers AALS Section on Professional Responsibility The Ethics of Legal Education 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018 The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for the…
  • May 22

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him

    Flynn's 5th Am. Claim Will Not Protect Him
    General Flynn has reportedly declined to comply with a subpoena for documents, citing the 5th amendment's privilege against self-incrimination. But the privilege does not protect the documents here. At most it will protect the act of…
Rank this Week: 137

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 26

    Ode to Client-Focussed Program

    Ode to Client-Focussed Program
    When asked, most firms would say that their #1 business goal is to get more work. The only way to get more work for the firm is to get it from existing clients, or to develop new client relationships. It’s well-documented that…
  • May 25

    Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Sweeping Changes to Ontario Employment Law Coming

    Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Sweeping Changes to Ontario Employment Law Coming
    On May 23, 2017, the Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report by authors C. Michael Mitchell and John C. Murray. It contains 173 recommendations that recommend significant changes to Ontario employment law…
  • May 25

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Canada (Governor General in…
Rank this Week: 51

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 26

    Safrin on Tort Reform and C-Section

    Safrin on Tort Reform and C-Section
    Sabrina Safrin has posted to SSRN The C-Section Epidemic: What's Tort Reform Got to Do with It?. The abstract provides: Today one in three babies in the United States comes into the world by cesarean section. The cesarean section has...
  • May 25

    Jerry Canterbury, the Plaintiff Who Helped Establish Informed Consent, Dies Aged 78

    Jerry Canterbury, the Plaintiff Who Helped Establish Informed Consent, Dies Aged 78
    Jerry Canterbury, the plaintiff in Canterbury v. Spence, died aged 78 in March. From the NYT obituary: The ruling, by a federal appeals court in Washington in 1972, declared that before a patient provided informed consent to surgery or…
  • May 24

    ALI Update: Intentional Torts, Liability Insurance

    ALI Update: Intentional Torts, Liability Insurance
    In the past week, I have had posts about the ALI's votes on two Restatement projects. On Monday, the membership reviewed the Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons (Reporters Ken Simons and Jonathan Cardi). The…
Rank this Week: 238