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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/
Rank this Week: 895

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 15

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 29

    Time to Resolve the Metadata Fight

    Time to Resolve the Metadata Fight
    Congress is playing brinksmanship again, this time over the national-security metadata collection program. Until the Second Circuit concluded that Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act did not authorize bulk metadata collection, it looked as if…
  • May 29

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    As Iraqi forces focus on driving ISIS out of Ramadi, two bombings rocked Baghdad yesterday, killing 15 and wounding 42 more. The Associated Press reports that the two car bombs detonated late Thursday night at two hotels in the capital city.…
  • May 29

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity
    Science tends to take us places where policy cannot follow. Policy tends to take us places where science cannot follow. Yet neither science nor policy can be unmindful of the other. Here I will confine myself to six points where I see…
Rank this Week: 54

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

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 29

    How to Pronounce Names in Supreme Court Case

    How to Pronounce Names in Supreme Court Case
    At Yale Law School’s Document Collection Center, we find the Pronouncing Dictionary of the Supreme Court of the United States (here), connected with an article from the Green Bag (here). We could use an expanded version that would tell…
  • May 29

    Synthesized Rules as Class Preparation

    Synthesized Rules as Class Preparation
    The latest issue of The Law Teacher is out, and it contains a wonderful article by Hillary Burgess: Synthesized Rules as Class Preparation: Teaching Synthesis Techniques While Ensuring Every Student Is Prepared for Class. An excerpt: "At…
  • May 28

    Beware of University Debit Card

    Beware of University Debit Card
    Many universities strongly encourage students to employ debit cards sponsored by their alma maters. However, the students may not realize that the debit cards are sometimes not a good deal. From the U.S. PIRG news release The U.S. Department…
Rank this Week: 1712

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 29

    Estate Tax Repeal Efforts Face Uphill Battle

    Estate Tax Repeal Efforts Face Uphill Battle
    The U.S. of Representatives recently passed a bill to abolish the federal Estate Tax (Death Tax). In order to become law this bill is going to have to survive a number of hurdles. The Bill would first need to pass...
  • May 29

    Minnesota House Passes Estate Tax Reform Bill

    Minnesota House Passes Estate Tax Reform Bill
    The Minnesota House of Representatives has passed a bill that would gradually raise the threshold of wealth subject to State estate taxes over a three year period. Under current Minnesota law, estates worth more than $2 million are subject…
  • May 29

    Expecting An Inheritance? Depends On Country, Which Parent Legacy Is Coming From.

    Expecting An Inheritance? Depends On Country, Which Parent Legacy Is Coming From.
    A recent survey by HSBC has revealed interesting differences between attitudes of men and women when it comes to inheritance. The study found that women were more concerned about maintaining some assets to hand down to the next generation…
Rank this Week: 53

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 57

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 29

    The Dewey LeBoeuf Trial Begin

    The Dewey LeBoeuf Trial Begin
    Students of BigLaw Behaving Badly will have noticed that the trial on financial fraud charges of three top managers at the failed Dewey LeBoeuf firm has begun. Former Firm Chair (managing partner) Steven Davis, Executor Director Stephen…
  • May 29

    The Ethics of Punking the Diet-Research Media Complex (and Millions of Readers)

    The Ethics of Punking the Diet-Research Media Complex (and Millions of Readers)
    A remarkable new “sting” of the "diet research-media complex" was just revealed. It tells us little we didn’t already know and has potentially caused a fair amount of damage, spread across millions of people. It does, however,…
  • May 29

    Montana Law Gets Naming Gift; Now Blewett School of Law

    Montana Law Gets Naming Gift; Now Blewett School of Law
    The University of Montana has received a $10 million dollar law school naming gift from Alexander and Andrew Blewett. The school will now be named the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana. Details here. Blewett,...
Rank this Week: 162

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 29

    Bagenstos on The Stealth Assault on Civil Right

    Bagenstos on The Stealth Assault on Civil Right
    Samuel R. Bagenstos (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Who is Responsible for the Stealth Assault on Civil Rights? (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 114, 2016 Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Although every practicing lawyer…
  • May 28

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation
    Catherine E White has posted Comment: 'I Did Not Hurt Him...This Is a Nightmare': The Introduction of False, But Not Fabricated, Forensic Science in Police Interrogations (Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Junk…
  • May 28

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape
    Raul Caruso (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan) has posted What is the Relationship between Unemployment and Rape? Evidence from a Panel of European Regions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper empirically analyzes the…
Rank this Week: 121

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 29

    European Association Of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting

    European Association Of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting
    U.S. Tax Prof presentations at today's European Association of Tax Law Professors Annual Meeting: Leandra Lederman (Indiana), Administrative Surcharges: Instruments of Cooperative Tax Compliance Regimes Stephen W. Mazza (Dean, Kansas),…
  • May 29

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Accounting Today, Howard Stern Airs Taxpayer Phone Call to IRS Neil Buchanan (George Washington), Comptroller v. Wynne: An Odd Remedy That Does Not Solve the Supposed Problem Neil Buchanan (George Washington), Interstate Trade Wars, Taxes,…
  • May 29

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    Above the Law, The Cruel Grading System Of Low-Ranked Law Schools Above the Law, Law Schools + The Internet = Embarrassing Screenshots Margaret Barry (Vermont), Jon Dubin (Rutgers) & Peter Joy (Washington University), Clinical Education…
Rank this Week: 56

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 29

    Hastert Case Raises Question

    Hastert Case Raises Question
    Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert has been indicted for structuring and lying to the FBI, two crimes that many reasonable people, including me, are not certain should be crimes. Structuring involves, as alleged here, limiting…
  • May 26

    FIFA Officials Facing Corruption Charge

    FIFA Officials Facing Corruption Charge
    According to CNN, the U.S. Department of Justice is preparing to bring corruption charges against up to 14 senior officials at FIFA, the world's soccer governing body. The reports from CNN come from "law enforcement officials."…
  • May 26

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?

    What Happened to the Special Counsel?
    My friend Kimberly Brown used to invite me once a year to address her Administrative Law class at University of Baltimore Law School. The topic was always the pros and cons of an Independent Counsel, operating under the auspices of...
Rank this Week: 305

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 29

    Eichensehr on Cyberwar & the Possibility of Regulation by International Law

    Eichensehr on Cyberwar & the Possibility of Regulation by International Law
    Kristen Eichensehr (UCLA School of Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (50 Tex. Int'l L.J. 355 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this invited contribution explores the challenges…
  • May 29

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights (Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It...
  • May 29

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
    Michael John DeBoer (Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law) has posted Legislating Morality Progressively -- The Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, Religious Freedom, and Public Health Policy and Ethics (Journal of Law and…
Rank this Week: 50

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 29

    Title IX witch hunts in higher education

    Title IX witch hunts in higher education
    I post these tweets with some trepidation, as doing so could get me in big trouble with the Title IX cops at my employer, but all of us in higher education have an obligation to push back against the... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 29

    Donatiello and Pitt Propose "Protecting Shareholders From Activist Proxies"

    Donatiello and Pitt Propose "Protecting Shareholders From Activist Proxies"
    Actually, the WSJ headline is somewhat misleading. What Donatiello and Pitt actually address in their provocative op-ed is the influence of proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewis. They argue... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 29

    The WSJ pans proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewi

    The WSJ pans proxy advisory services ISS and Glass Lewi
    In an editorial, the WSJ today opined that proxy advisory services "have enjoyed far too much influence over companies they don’t own and been subject to far too little scrutiny given their potential... [[ This is a content summary…
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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 29

    Will More White Collar Criminal Laws Make More White Collar Criminal Behavior?

    Will More White Collar Criminal Laws Make More White Collar Criminal Behavior?
    If you have been following my guest posts regarding white collar crime and how white collar offenders rationalize their conduct, you likely have noticed that the discussion thus far has been largely theoretical. In this post, I’d like to…
  • May 29

    More on the Turmoil Resulting from the SEC Chair's Recusal

    More on the Turmoil Resulting from the SEC Chair's Recusal
    A while ago, I noted a New York Times article about the effect of SEC Chair Mary Jo White's recusals from cases because of her husband's work at Cravath. The Times has a follow-up today. Apparently, the 2-2 split that...
  • May 29

    The Economics of the TV Show Nashville

    The Economics of the TV Show Nashville
    Earlier this month, The Tennessean reported that the state of Tennessee approved $8 million of incentive's for the fourth season of ABC's show Nashville. The city of Nashville also plans to chip in about $500,000. According to the article,…
Rank this Week: 282

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/
  • May 29

    Neil Sinhababu (NUS) has a new...

    Neil Sinhababu (NUS) has a new...
    ...blog!
  • May 29

    Speaking of Title IX "madness"...

    Speaking of Title IX "madness"...
    ...a Northwestern radio, television and film professor had a Title IX "retaliation" complaint filed against her after writing an opinion piece in CHE about sexual politics and paranoia on campus; her chilling account of this appalling…
  • May 29

    Applying to graduate school with an uneven academic record

    Applying to graduate school with an uneven academic record
    A prospective PhD student writes: I am a reader of your blog and your philosohy gourmet report -and a philosophy student. I found both resources very illuminating in thinking about grad school. I have seen that people sometime email you...
Rank this Week: 291

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 29

    Asian Society of International Law Conference

    Asian Society of International Law Conference
    Here's a reminder that the 5th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law 2015 will be held at the Plaza Athénée Bangkok, A Royal Méridien Hotel, in November 2015. Click here for more information about the conference....
  • May 22

    More than 200 Attendees from 25 Countries at the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago

    More than 200 Attendees from 25 Countries at the 10th Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago
    The 10th Global Legal Skills Conference attracted more than 200 participants from 25 countries, the largest GLS Conference to date. The conference was held at The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and Northwestern…
  • May 22

    WTO Dispute Settlement New

    WTO Dispute Settlement New
    In dispute resolution activity at the World Trade Organization (WTO) this week, both China and Japan filed appeals of panel reports regarding anti-dumping duties on certain steel tubes. The two cases are: “China – Measures Imposing…
Rank this Week: 565

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 29

    Immigration Article of the Day: Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessmentsby Scott Rempell

    Immigration Article of the Day: Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessmentsby Scott Rempell
    Asylum Discord: Disparities in Persecution Assessments by Scott Rempell, South Texas College of Law May 29, 2015 Nevada Law Journal, Vol. 15, No. 1, 2014 Abstract: Asylum claims often hinge on applicants’ ability to prove that they suffered…
  • May 29

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration
    Earlier this week, Jerry Markon of the Washington Post examines the recent decrease in undocumented Mexican migration to the United States and offers a variety of possibilities for the recent trends. U.S. government officials are quick to…
  • May 28

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship
    As KJ blogged earlier, the annual Law & Society is happening now. There are many panels on immigration and citizenship. You can do a search here for panels. (Not sure these links will work but it's worth trying: click here...
Rank this Week: 67

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 29

    Harsh Sanction Proposed For Attorney Who Blogged About Probate Case

    Harsh Sanction Proposed For Attorney Who Blogged About Probate Case
    The Illinois Review Board has recommended a three-year suspension of an attorney who blogged about a probate court case This case involves Respondent's statements on a blog impugning the integrity of certain judges, guardians ad litem…
  • May 29

    The Return Of the Blue

    The Return Of the Blue
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided a divorce case involving the widow of John Belushi. In late December, 1988, the husband, who had previously been married, and the wife, a widow, "agreed to marry and discussed that a…
  • May 28

    Mississippi Yearning

    Mississippi Yearning
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that an out-of-state paramour had insufficient contacts with the state to permit long-arm jurisdiction over an alienation of affections suit. This is an alienation-of-affections lawsuit brought against a…
Rank this Week: 484

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Don't start a competing business using your boss's equipment

    Don't start a competing business using your boss's equipment
    Nedschroef Detroit Corp. v. Bemas Enterprises LLC, 2015 WL 2453511, No. 14–10095 (E.D. Mich. May 22, 2015) Defendants Rigole and LePage were Nedschroef employees in Detroit who formed a competing company, Bemas, while still working…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) In and out: this took 15 minutes.  This exemption will, I predict, be granted. Proposed Class 9: Literary works…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: medical device

    DMCA hearings: medical device
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyJohn Morris (NTIA) Proposed Class 27: Software – networked medical devicesThe proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs…
Rank this Week: 102

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 29

    The Friday Fillip: Worthy Primo

    The Friday Fillip: Worthy Primo
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
  • May 29

    Losing the Past

    Losing the Past
    Are you working in a firm that has gone through a merger, or been rebranded through a takeover? Have you had occasion to look on the web and try to locate the old firm by name or by its URL? In most cases if you do this, you will no longer…
  • May 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
Rank this Week: 95

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 644

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 29

    Berger Reviews Ablabsky, "The Indian Commerce Clause"

    Berger Reviews Ablabsky, "The Indian Commerce Clause"
    Over at JOTWELL, Bethany Berger (University of Connecticut School of Law) has posted an appreciative review of "Beyond the Indian Commerce Clause," by former LHB guest blogger Gregory Ablavsky (University of Pennsylvania, headed soon to…
  • May 28

    Punctuating Happine

    Punctuating Happine
    [From the National Archives's press release.]The National Archives, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study, will host a free conference on the Declaration of Independence titled “Punctuating Happiness,” from 9:15…
  • May 28

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind
    Doug Coulson, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English, has posted British Imperialism, the Indian Independence Movement, and the Racial Eligibility Provisions of the Naturalization Act: United States v. Thind Revisited, which…
Rank this Week: 103

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: 2068

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 29

    Yates v. United States: Overcoming Plain Meaning

    Yates v. United States: Overcoming Plain Meaning
    As we enter the home stretch of the Supreme Court term, I have been reviewing the criminal cases already decided by the Court this year. For my money, the most interesting is Yates v. United States, which presents a classic statutory…
  • May 26

    The School of Don Walker

    The School of Don Walker
    Several people have used the phrase “old school” when talking about Don Walker. I know what they mean and it is certainly intended as a compliment. But I want to make sure no one thinks that what Don did as a news reporter and…
  • May 24

    The Rule of Law in the United State

    The Rule of Law in the United State
    The highly regarded World Justice Project, an independent organization in Washington, D.C. that promotes the rule of law, has used 47 indicators organized around nine themes to generate a so-called “Rule of Law Index.” Using this…
Rank this Week: 368

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 29

    Where in the Adnan Syed Trial Record Does Someone Accuse Gutierrez of Not Talking to People?

    Where in the Adnan Syed Trial Record Does Someone Accuse Gutierrez of Not Talking to People?
    An astute reader pointed me to an interesting discussion that occurred during the second trial of Adnan Syed for murdering Hae Min Lee. The discussion occurred on February 15th, when Adnan's defense attorney (Cristina Gutierrez) was claiming…
  • May 29

    Sentencing of Nelson Clifford Reinvigorates Argument for Passage of Sexual Character Evidence Rule

    Sentencing of Nelson Clifford Reinvigorates Argument for Passage of Sexual Character Evidence Rule
    Back in February, I posted an entry about the prosecution of Nelson Clifford and how Baltimore City State's Attorney used the case as support for her argument that Maryland should adopt state counterparts to Federal Rules of Evidence 413-415.…
  • May 28

    New Comments Policy

    New Comments Policy
    Since I started this blog in 2007, I have been proud of the fact that I've allowed all voices to be heard in the comments section. I've always approved all comments that were on point and respectful. As readers have...
Rank this Week: 548

Hearsay Culture

Hearsay Culture

KZSU-FM (Stanford) Tech/Law Talk Show. Hosted by Dave Levine.

http://www.hearsayculture.com
Rank this Week: 1663

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare
    Hinnerk Gnutzmann (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) discusses Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare. ABSTRACT: Price discrimination by consumer's purchase history is widely used in…
  • May 29

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy
    20th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop What is a uniform application of EU competition law? ORGANIZED BY PHILIP LOWE, MEL MARQUIS and GIORGIO MONTI EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF LAW 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy…
  • May 29

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada
    James B. Musgrove, McMillan Peter E.J. Wells, C.S., McMillan Joshua Chad. McMillan and Devin Anderson, Freshfields ask Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada? ABSTRACT: In Europe and the United…
Rank this Week: 55

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 29

    Fifth Circuit Denies Stay in Texas's DAPA Challenge

    Fifth Circuit Denies Stay in Texas's DAPA Challenge
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit this week denied the government's motion for a stay of Judge Hanen's nationwide injunction against the government's deferred action program for parents of Americans and lawful…
  • May 27

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled in National Association of Home Builders v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge settlement terms between the Service and…
  • May 27

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Children First Foundation v. Fiala, the Second Circuit held that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicle's rejection of "Choose Life"…
Rank this Week: 170

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 143

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
    David Kaye (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law) has posted Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (UN Doc. A/HRC/29/32, May 22, 2015). Here's the summary:In the…
  • May 29

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor
    On June 12, 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold a conference on "Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor," in Stockholm. The program is here. Here's the idea: This meeting brings together high-level…
  • May 29

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero
    Kristen Eichensehr (Univ. of California, Los Angeles - Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 50, no. 2, p. 355, 2015). Here's the abstract:As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this…
Rank this Week: 48

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 29

    The Economic Value of College Education by Major

    The Economic Value of College Education by Major
    If I were King of the world, I would allow for only a few majors at the undergraduate level. Literature, Languages, History, Mathematics, Science, Art and Philosophy. I would forbid students from majoring in jobs or careers. On the other...
  • May 28

    Nonprofits Gain Access to Two New Unique Domains in the US and Abroad

    Nonprofits Gain Access to Two New Unique Domains in the US and Abroad
    Public Interest Registry (PIR), administrator of the .org top-level domain, has launched two new domains that nonprofits all over the world may use: .ngo and .ong. This development is directly on target with creating more transparency and…
  • May 28

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution
    I think I would have been a much better and more engaged tax student back at UF if the internet had been around back then. Sheeesh, I feel old as old dirt! Anyway, the Washington Post has a story today...
Rank this Week: 2072

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 29

    Thinking About State and Local Government Cyber Security Exercises: Insights from INCIBE in Spain

    Thinking About State and Local Government Cyber Security Exercises: Insights from INCIBE in Spain
    Serious cyber attacks and incidents – the kind that have serious long-term consequences - are, thankfully, relatively rare in most state and local governments.  That said, they’re not nearly as uncommon as would be ideal and,…
  • May 28

    Why Surveillance Matters (to All of Us)

    Why Surveillance Matters (to All of Us)
    The current debate in Congress over whether to allow Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act to expire has revived the interest of many in the question of surveillance reform. This is, of course, an important national conversation to have, as we…
  • May 24

    Regarding the Politics of Surveillance Reform

    Regarding the Politics of Surveillance Reform
    Since 9/11 the spectre of 'terrorism' and the ethos of what I term 'Everwar' and the permanent state of national emergency have permeated the Congressional and national political agendas. Over the years, starting with the USA 'PATRIOT' Act…
Rank this Week: 1252

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    New paper on NCAA compliance and corporate law

    New paper on NCAA compliance and corporate law
    I've posted my latest paper, "Institutional Control and Corporate Governance," inspired by the Penn State scandal, on SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2611630#.  Here's the abstract: In January, 2015,…
  • May 27

    Legal aftermath of FIFA corruption charge

    Legal aftermath of FIFA corruption charge
    In a new article for Sports Illustrated, I analyze the corruption charges filed against FIFA officials and how the defendants might wage a defense.
  • May 26

    Off to Cooperstown

    Off to Cooperstown
    This week, I will be attending the 27th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. I will be presenting my empirical study of the infield fly rule, which continues to evolve with the benefit…
Rank this Week: 1423

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 29

    GAL's in CT

    GAL's in CT
    From the Connecticut Law Tribune: During testimony before the legislature last year, it seemed like the loudest voices in the debate over family court reform were those of divorcing parents angry at a legal system they believed had failed…
  • May 28

    Information in Adoption

    Information in Adoption
    From Sioux City Journal: A military couple is suing the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the agency of illegally hiding the serious medical and mental health issues of a 6-year-old boy they adopted six years ago.…
  • May 27

    Child Support in Nebraska

    Child Support in Nebraska
    From Lincoln Journal Star: As lawmakers measure their fiscal footprints this year, Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she's trying to stop $80 million from disappearing. That's one selling point of a bill she sponsored that would bring…
Rank this Week: 250

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana:  U.S. v. Bradbury, 2015 WL 2449641 (May 22, 2015).  He begins by explaining that…
  • May 27

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data
    After Kendrick Herring was charged with a number of crimes, which are listed later in this post, he filed a motion to suppress “any evidence obtained as a result of the search and seizure of his real-time cellphone location…
  • May 25

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se
    This post examines an opinion the Utah Court of Appeals recently issued in a civil case that involves an online posting and a suit for defamation:  Westmont Residential LLC v. Buttars, 340 P.3d 183 (2015).  The parties to the suit…
Rank this Week: 825

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 29

    Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

    Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era
    Edward Snowden burst into the public consciousness in June 2013 with a series of astonishing revelations about U.S. surveillance activities. Snowden's primary focus has centered on the U.S., however the steady stream of documents have laid…
  • May 28

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security
    Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last week, the CBC reported that Canada was among several countries whose surveillance agencies actively exploited security…
  • May 28

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2015 as Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last…
Rank this Week: 341

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 29

    Collecting an Existing Tax Does Not Create a New Tax

    Collecting an Existing Tax Does Not Create a New Tax
    For whatever reason, some people seem to think that being required to pay an existing tax amounts to the creation of a new tax. In a recent news story about an IRS proposal to reduce the reporting threshold for gambling winnings from $1200 to…
  • May 27

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument
    An image making the rounds on facebook has this to offer about federal taxation:Government Handouts That the Rich Get, But Fox “News” Will Never Mention:1. Mortgage interest deductions for big houses and second homes2. The yacht…
  • May 25

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test
    No, I’m not referring to the tax exams that stand between a student’s coursework and practice experience. What has been pulled from the back burner of this blog is something I’ve discussed many times, though not recently.…
Rank this Week: 3137

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 29

    Immigration Litigation Timing and Presidential Politic

    Immigration Litigation Timing and Presidential Politic
    by Michael DorfOn Tuesday, a 2-1 decision of a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's preliminary injunction against President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent…
  • May 28

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition
    by Neil H. BuchananFor a relatively minor and unheralded case, Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne presents a surprisingly large number of interesting issues, in both constitutional law and tax policy.  Because…
  • May 27

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"
    By Michael DorfArticle III grants federal judges life tenure and salary protection. Nonetheless, Congress may assign some business that could be assigned to an Article III court to adjudication by personnel who lack life tenure and salary…
Rank this Week: 489

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • May 29

    Go, Nebraska!

    Go, Nebraska!
    This week, the Nebraska legislature passed a bill that abolishes the death penalty in that state. The vote makes Nebraska the 19th state to do so, in addition to the District of Columbia. This vote is amazing in contemporary U.S....
  • May 28

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele
    Editors' note: Prof. Sara Rankin submits this post written by students Justin Olson, Kaya Lurie, and Javier Ortiz. This piece is cross posted with the Legislative Law Profs Blog. Imagine a life where almost everything you did was prohibited.…
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right
    Radical Teacher, a "socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching," is soliciting proposals for an issue on teaching about human rights." Past journal issues addressing human rights themes include the…
Rank this Week: 1757

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 29

    The Great Senior Sell Off

    The Great Senior Sell Off
    What happens when all those aging baby-boomers finally decide to sell their large homes and move into smaller properties (or retirement communities)? Arthur Nelson, director of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah, sees…
  • May 29

    Owley on Keeping Track of Conservation

    Owley on Keeping Track of Conservation
    Jessie Owley (Buffalo) has posted Keeping Track of Conservation (Ecology Law Quarterly) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Throughout the world, governments require land protection in exchange for development permits. Unfortunately, oftentimes…
  • May 28

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo
    It fills me with joy to report that Ben Barros, founder of this blog, will become The University of Toledo College of Law’s next dean. Hearty congratulations to Dean Barros. Well earned. Toledo's press release is here.
Rank this Week: 165

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 29

    Rustad's Work Featured in Column

    Rustad's Work Featured in Column
    Mike Rustad's tort scholarship is featured heavily in a column written by his son, James. A singer/songwriter as well, James includes his song "The Great Inevitably Exploding Ford Pinto."
  • May 28

    OT: Davidson Publishes "Virginia Dawning"

    OT: Davidson Publishes "Virginia Dawning"
    It's summer and literature week here at TortsProf. Yesterday I posted about Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy," and today I'm pushing another novel from my home state of Virginia. Charlottesville lawyer John Davidson has just published…
  • May 27

    OT: Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy" Available for Pre-Order

    OT: Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy" Available for Pre-Order
    Virginia Circuit Judge Martin Clark is about to publish his fourth novel, "The Jezebel Remedy." I reviewed Clark's third novel, "The Legal Limit," back in 2009. I'm very excited about the next one, due out on June 9th.…
Rank this Week: 376

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: 2556

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/
  • May 29

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie
    Light blogging ahead for me, as I will be leaving in a couple of days for my first visit to Cuba, as part of a small Penn State University faculty group. I'm confident I will have plenty of things to...
  • May 28

    New Survey on Retirement Readine

    New Survey on Retirement Readine
    Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has issued their 16th Annual Retirement Survey of Older Workers. Retirement Throughout the Ages: Expectations & Preparations of American Workers was released in May of 2015. The 81 page report…
  • May 28

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"
    You can join us via telephone or email this evening, May 28, starting at 9 p.m. (ET) to discuss the new PBS documentary, Caring for Mom & Dad that airs at 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV. Our conversation begins at 9...
Rank this Week: 272

Verdict

Verdict

Provides legal analysis and commentary on topical legal news and cases.

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 3101