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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: 1071

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 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/
  • Jan 18

    Shortchanging Cubs Gets Lawyer Disbarred

    Shortchanging Cubs Gets Lawyer Disbarred
    A sanction noticed on the web page of the Illinois Supreme Court In re R. MARC HAMID, Attorney Number 6230966 6548 North Christiana Avenue Lincolnwood, Illinois 60712-3812 File Information: M.R. 28351, 2016PR00118 Mr. Hamid, who was licensed…
  • Jan 18

    Chemical Reaction

    Chemical Reaction
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court rejected both prosecution and defense positions in the ongoing fallout from a dishonest chemist We once again confront the tragic legacy of the misconduct of Annie Dookhan when she was employed as a…
  • Jan 18

    Inscutable Brief Leads To Appellate Affirmance

    Inscutable Brief Leads To Appellate Affirmance
    The Connecticut Appellate Court affirmed dismissal of an attorney's civil claims The plaintiffs, Law Offices of Frank N. Peluso, P.C., and Frank Peluso, appeal from the judgment of the trial court dismissing their complaint against the…
Rank this Week: 334

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jan 18

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance

    When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance
    Elizabeth Tippett (Oregon), Charlotte S. Alexander (Georgia State), and Zev J. Eigen (Littler) have just published their explosive article When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance (19 Yale J.L. & Tech. 1 ). When I say…
  • Jan 16

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case

    Sperino on the Karlo ADEA Case
    On her blog, Friend of the Court, Sandra Sperino discusses the new Third Circuit decision in Karlo v. Pittsburgh Glass Works. In that case, the Third Circuit held that the ADEA permits "subgroup" disparate impact claims--that is,…
  • Jan 13

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule

    Supreme Court to Review D.R. Horton Rule
    Today, the Supreme Court announced that it would review the NLRB's D.R. Horton rule, which concludes that employment class action waivers can violate Section 8(a)(1) of the NLRA. The Court consolidated a group of cases under review that we…
Rank this Week: 2403

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/
  • Jan 18

    Student Motivation and MLK Day Celebration

    Student Motivation and MLK Day Celebration
    At various points in a given semester, students find themselves unmotivated for a number of reasons. Some of those reasons include managing financial pressures, dealing with academic challenges, feeling lonely, suffering from stress, and…
  • Jan 17

    Prepare for Your Profession

    Prepare for Your Profession
    Law students often become so caught up in surviving each class week that they forget the bigger picture. They are preparing for being lawyers! Their clients will depend on them to be great lawyers, not just mediocre lawyers. Every skill...
  • Jan 15

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne

    Reminder: Associate Director of Bar Services Position at Duquesne
    Associate Director of Bar Services Faculty Posting Date: November 2, 2016 To Apply: apply.interfolio.com/39174 Duquesne University School of Law invites applications for the position of Associate Director of Bar Services, a hybrid academic…
Rank this Week: 4485

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jan 18

    Today’s SCOTUS Decision on Federal Jurisdiction & Fannie Mae

    Today’s SCOTUS Decision on Federal Jurisdiction & Fannie Mae
    Today, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Lightfoot v. Cendant Mortgage Corp. Justice Sotomayor’s opinion begins: The corporate charter of the Federal National Mortgage Association, known as Fannie Mae, authorizes Fannie…
  • Jan 18

    SCOTUS Oral Argument in Abbasi

    SCOTUS Oral Argument in Abbasi
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument in three consolidated cases raising issues relating to Bivens, qualified immunity, and pleading standards. The cases are Ziglar v. Abbasi (No. 15-1358), Ashcroft v. Abbasi (No. 15-1359), and…
  • Jan 18

    Effron on Jurisdiction and the Defend Trade Secrets Act

    Effron on Jurisdiction and the Defend Trade Secrets Act
    I have posted my latest article, Trade Secrets, Extraterritoriality, and Jurisdiction to SSRN. Twenty years ago, Congress passed the Economic Espionage Act of 1996 which criminalized trade secret misappropriation and authorized broad domestic…
Rank this Week: 296

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/
  • Jan 18

    Harvard Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunitie

    Harvard Law School Postdoctoral Fellowship Opportunitie
    Postdoctoral Fellowship in Private Law Overview The Fellowship is a two-year, residential postdoctoral program specifically designed to identify, cultivate, and promote promising scholars early in their careers with a primary interest in…
  • Jan 17

    Upcoming Conference on Assessment

    Upcoming Conference on Assessment
    “Compliance with ABA Standard 314: Formative Assessment in Large Classes” is a one-day conference sponsored by the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning. The conference is for law teachers and administrators who want to learn how to…
  • Jan 13

    Reminder: Contracts Mean What They Say. And External Grants Aren't Non-Tenure Track Position

    Reminder: Contracts Mean What They Say. And External Grants Aren't Non-Tenure Track Position
    Frequently when I teach Contracts I find myself telling the students to just put in the contract exactly what they want it to say, because so often I feel like cases revolve around parties saying, "I know what it said,...
Rank this Week: 284

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 18

    Article on ESOPs & EOT

    Article on ESOPs & EOT
    Christopher Michael recently published an Article entitled, The Employee Ownership Trust, an ESOP Alternative, 31 Probate & Property 42 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: For the last four decades, an employee…
  • Jan 18

    Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance

    Aid in Dying Gains Acceptance
    As aid in dying legislation continues to be passed all over the country, nearly 20% of Americans will be living in jurisdictions where terminally ill patients can legally end their life. The laws allow physicians to write prescriptions for…
  • Jan 18

    Article on Trusts & Estate Law Update

    Article on Trusts & Estate Law Update
    Benjamin Orzeske recently published an Article entitled, Uniform Law Updates, 31 Probate & Property 10 (Jan/Feb 2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Uniform Laws Update provides information on uniform and model state laws…
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Jan 18

    A Human Rights Response to Hacking

    A Human Rights Response to Hacking
    Human rights seem to have moved to the back burner, or even off the stove entirely, during the months since the election. Human rights has barely registered in the debate over repeal of the Affordable Care Act. President-elect Trump has...
  • Jan 17

    Russia Moves to De-Criminalize Much of Family Violence

    Russia Moves to De-Criminalize Much of Family Violence
    Russia has taken the first step to de-criminalize much of domestic violence. The pending bill would de-criminalize acts of abuse that do not result in serious injury and would apply not only to intimate partners but to children. Such…
  • Jan 16

    Standing Rock and the Right to a Fair Trial

    Standing Rock and the Right to a Fair Trial
    Editors' Note: The HRAH Blog welcomes Lauren Carasik, Director of the International Human Rights Clinic at Western New England School of Law. Lauren, who works with the Water Protector's Legal Collective, writes this report. by Lauren Carasik…
Rank this Week: 1961

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 2320

ataxingmatter

ataxingmatter

Tax law and economics by Linda Beale

http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/
  • Jan 18

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot

    Trump's Cabinet Picks Are A Sorry Lot
    As the Friday inauguration date draws near, most ordinary Americans who read, stay informed, pay attention to history and events, and engage in critical thinking are, understandably, aghast at the poor job Mr. Trump has done so far in…
  • Nov 8

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state

    Democratic states that invest have better economies, better quality of life, better infrastructure than red state
    economnists view http://economistsview.typepad.com/economistsview/2016/07/the-path-to-prosperity-is-blue.html The Path to Prosperity Is Blue Jacob Hacker and Paul Pierson: The Path to Prosperity Is Blue: How can America’s leaders foster…
  • Nov 7

    Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP

    Why You Should Not Vote for TRUMP
    Trump has a base of supporters that seem to think he really cares about them and will work on their behalf. Those beliefs are not based in credible evidence. Let's examine. Trump claims that he will create jobs and save...
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Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    The Latest CVSG Analytics for NJ Sports Betting (2016-17 Version)

    The Latest CVSG Analytics for NJ Sports Betting (2016-17 Version)
    The "death defying" New Jersey sports betting case--having secured the rare daily double of a rehearing en banc grant and a CVSG ("call for the views of the Solicitor General")--has proven to be the ultimate zombie of sports law cases: just…
  • Jan 17

    The NJ Sports Betting "Invitational": My Quick Thoughts on Today's SCOTUS Order

    The NJ Sports Betting "Invitational": My Quick Thoughts on Today's SCOTUS Order
    For the case that has had nearly everything—e.g., three divided circuit opinions in succession and the rarity of en banc rehearing—we shouldn’t have been all that shocked by the latest twist and turn in the New Jersey sports…
  • Jan 14

    Decision Day on New Jersey Sports Betting: What Are The Chances?

    Decision Day on New Jersey Sports Betting: What Are The Chances?
    On Tuesday at 9:30 am (EST), the United States Supreme Court will issue its weekly "Orders List" announcing the fate of the various petitions which the Court considered at its weekly conference on Friday. (A link to the court website page…
Rank this Week: 2426

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/
  • Jan 18

    Robinson & Williams on Felony Murder

    Robinson & Williams on Felony Murder
    Paul H. Robinson and Tyler Scot Williams (University of Pennsylvania Law School and University of Pennsylvania, Students) have posted MAPPING AMERICAN CRIMINAL LAW An Exploration of the Diversity Among the States: Ch. 5 Felony-Murder Rule (In…
  • Jan 18

    Capers on Rape, Truth, and Hearsay

    Capers on Rape, Truth, and Hearsay
    I. Bennett Capers (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Rape, Truth, and Hearsay (Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Though known among Evidence scholars, Stephens v. Miller is not a ground-breaking…
  • Jan 18

    Malcai & Levine-Schnur on When Procedure Takes Priority

    Malcai & Levine-Schnur on When Procedure Takes Priority
    Ofer Malcai and Ronit Levine-Schnur (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliyah - Radzyner School of Law) have posted When Procedure Takes Priority: A Theoretical Evaluation of the…
Rank this Week: 320

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/
  • Jan 18

    Charlotte Observer, Ed Dept: No federal funds for current — or future— Charlotte Law student

    Charlotte Observer, Ed Dept: No federal funds for current — or future— Charlotte Law student
    Charlotte Observer, Ed Dept: No federal funds for current — or future— Charlotte Law students. "The U.S. Department of Education says Charlotte Law students won’t be able to receive federal student aid now — or in the future. By…
  • Jan 18

    How Will Lawyers Use Technology in 2017?

    How Will Lawyers Use Technology in 2017?
    According to Attorney at Work, here are the three biggest trends: Security. Collaborating in a secure online environment will become increasingly more desirable as email hacks increase. Cloud collaboration. More lawyers will move to the cloud…
  • Jan 17

    Ohio lawyers trade barbs over a poorly written pleading.

    Ohio lawyers trade barbs over a poorly written pleading.
    Above the Law has the story of an Ohio lawyer who has moved to strike his opponent's complaint due to poor writing, verbosity and run-on sentences. The plaintiff has now struck back with a motion of his own that calls...
Rank this Week: 1959

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 18

    Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?

    Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?
    My Twitter feed tells me that today is the fifth anniversary of the day the Internet “went dark” in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). For anyone who needs a reminder,…
  • Jan 18

    Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA

    Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA
    The Internet is full of trolls. So it’s no surprise that notice and takedown systems for online speech attract their fair share of them – people insisting that criticism of their scientific research, videos of police brutality,…
  • Jan 17

    DMCA Counter-Notice: Does It Work to Correct Erroneous Takedowns?

    DMCA Counter-Notice: Does It Work to Correct Erroneous Takedowns?
    This blog post is excerpted from our filing in response to the U.S. Copyright Office's 2016 Notice and Request for Public Comment on notice and takedown practice under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). The entire filing is…
Rank this Week: 1509

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/
  • Jan 18

    Lande on Negotiation Theory

    Lande on Negotiation Theory
    John Lande (University of Missouri School of Law) has posted Building Negotiation Theory from Real-Life Negotiations (2017 Journal of Dispute Resolution (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article builds on an excellent article…
  • Jan 18

    Mullenix on Policing Non-Class Aggregate Settlement

    Mullenix on Policing Non-Class Aggregate Settlement
    Linda S. Mullenix (University of Texas School of Law) has posted Policing Non-Class Aggregate Settlements: Empowering Judges Through the All Writs Act (Review of Litigation, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Commentators have…
  • Jan 18

    Green on Constitutional Truthmaker

    Green on Constitutional Truthmaker
    Christopher R. Green (University of Mississippi - School of Law) has posted Constitutional Truthmakers on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Many disputes in constitutional theory—in particular, disputes over forms of originalism and…
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Jan 18

    Chen v. LA Truck Centers (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 18, 2017)

    Chen v. LA Truck Centers (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 18, 2017)
    I took a Conflict of Laws class in law school.  Not many other people did.  It was interesting.  -Ish.  I learned some concepts that I hadn't heard of before.  Like renvoi.  Or at least the word for it.  And…
  • Jan 18

    People v. Pinon (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)

    People v. Pinon (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)
    I haven't seen an amended opinion that's this type of terse:"It is ordered that the opinion filed herein on December 15, 2016, be modified as follows:On page 14, third line of the first full paragraph, after the sentence ending “with…
  • Jan 17

    Dep't of ABC v. ABC Appeals Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)

    Dep't of ABC v. ABC Appeals Bd. (Cal. Ct. App. - Jan. 17, 2017)
    After a long holiday, we get some interesting published opinions from the California Court of Appeal.Here's one I think you'll like.It's a straightforward question.  You might not even think it worthy of an 18-page opinion (though I'd…
Rank this Week: 1589

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/
  • Jan 18

    New CIA Procedures for Handling U.S. Person Information Collected Under E.O. 12333

    New CIA Procedures for Handling U.S. Person Information Collected Under E.O. 12333
    Today the Central Intelligence Agency released new, unclassified procedures designed to restrict and streamline the agency's handling of U.S. person information collected in the course of intelligence activities conducted under…
  • Jan 18

    The Manning Commutation

    The Manning Commutation
    Ben and Susan have written of their approval of President Obama's actions.  I find myself in rare disagreement with them.  Not violently, but given the deterrence structures we have this sends a bad message at a time when the…
  • Jan 18

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that President Obama has commuted the bulk of Chelsea Manning’s sentence. Manning, who was set to serve a 35-year-sentence for leaking military and diplomatic documents to Wikileaks while she was in the Army,…
Rank this Week: 154

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: 887

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 18

    Asylee Loses Fingers In Journey from North Dakota to Canada

    Asylee Loses Fingers In Journey from North Dakota to Canada
    Seidu Mohammad via WFP Ghanian asylum seeker Seidu Mohammad braved sub-zero temperatures in order to seek asylum in Canada. He may well lose his fingers as a result. The Winnipeg Free Press has his story. On Christmas Eve, Mohammad spent...
  • Jan 18

    Maeve in America Podcast

    Maeve in America Podcast
    With all this talk about wall building, bad hombres and refugees as Skittles, comedian Maeve Higgins is beyond ready to change the conversation around immigration. She's traveled all the way here from Ireland to bring you funny, beautiful and…
  • Jan 18

    Analysis of the Supreme Court Oral Argument in Lynch v. Dimaya

    Analysis of the Supreme Court Oral Argument in Lynch v. Dimaya
    Here is my analysis of the oral argument yesterday in Lynch v. Dimaya for SCOUTSBlog. Edwin S. Kneedler, Deputy Solicitor General (Art Lien) E. Joshua Rosenkranz (Art Lien) KJ Related articles Audio of Oral Argument before the Fifth Circuit…
Rank this Week: 318

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jan 18

    Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lee v. Tam, First Amendment Challenge to disparaging trademark ban

    Court Hears Oral Arguments in Lee v. Tam, First Amendment Challenge to disparaging trademark ban
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law The Court heard oral arguments in Lee v. Tam involving the constitutionality of the denial of trademark registration to a band called "The Slants" on the…
  • Jan 17

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Free Speech Claim of Inauguration Protest Group

    D.C. Circuit Rejects Free Speech Claim of Inauguration Protest Group
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit rejected a claim today that the Park Service's set-aside of Freedom Plaza for the Inauguration Committee violated the free speech rights of a group that sought to protest in that...
  • Jan 17

    Does a Ban on "Disparaging" Trademarks Violate Free Speech?

    Does a Ban on "Disparaging" Trademarks Violate Free Speech?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Supreme Court will hear oral arguments tomorrow in Lee v. Tam, the case testing whether the Patent and Trademark Office violated free speech when it denied a trademark to an all-Asian-American…
Rank this Week: 196

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/
  • Jan 18

    Article: Alina S. Ball, "Social Enterprise Governance"

    Article: Alina S. Ball, "Social Enterprise Governance"
    By Professor Alina S. Ball, UC Hastings - from the SSRN Abstract: The social enterprise movement has ushered in a promising new wave of companies using market-based strategies to advance social and environmental change. The longevity and…
  • Jan 17

    Lecy, Van Lyke and Yoon: "What Do We Know About Nonprofit Entrepreneurs?: Results from a Large-Scale Survey"

    Lecy, Van Lyke and Yoon: "What Do We Know About Nonprofit Entrepreneurs?: Results from a Large-Scale Survey"
    Jesse Lecy, David Van Slyke, and Nara Yoon (all affiliated with Syracuse University) recently posted to SSRN an article detailing the results of a survey of the motivations behind the creation of new tax-exempt organizations. The SSRN…
  • Jan 11

    Philanthropy Roundtable's Amicus Brief on Donor Interest in Privacy

    Philanthropy Roundtable's Amicus Brief on Donor Interest in Privacy
    Philanthropy Roundtable (represented by Morgan Lewis & Brockius) filed an amicus brief in the Supreme Court in support of a challenge to an aspect of McCain-Feingold/Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act that requires disclosure of certain large…
Rank this Week: 487

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    The Apple iMac Computers, Receiving Stolen Property and Valuing Computer

    The Apple iMac Computers, Receiving Stolen Property and Valuing Computer
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Alaska, which may be the first post I have done on an opinion from this court.  Bell v. State, 2017 WL 127985 (2017). The Court of Appeals begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Jan 16

    The Lawyer, the Disciplinary Proceeding and the Hard Drive

    The Lawyer, the Disciplinary Proceeding and the Hard Drive
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of South Carolina: In the Matter of Timothy Eugene Moses, 785 S.E.2d 364 (Supreme Court of South Carolina 2016) (per curiam). The court begins by explaining that[t]his attorney…
  • Jan 13

    Murder, Burglary and the “Extraneous Theft”

    Murder, Burglary and the “Extraneous Theft”
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas - 14th District 2017: Kahlid Yusuf Worrell v. State, 2017 WL 124351 (2017). The opinion addresses what is, at least to me, a novel scenario.  As the court…
Rank this Week: 1062

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/
  • Jan 18

    Caplan from Ohio State to Kansa

    Caplan from Ohio State to Kansa
    Ben Caplan (metaphysics), Professor of Philosophy at Ohio State University, has accepted a senior offer from the Department of Philosophy at the University of Kansas, where he begins this fall.
  • Jan 18

    NEH names philosopher Martha Nussbaum the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanitie

    NEH names philosopher Martha Nussbaum the 2017 Jefferson Lecturer in the Humanitie
    The NEH press release is here. Will President Trump attend? One doubts it! ADDENDUM: A list of past Jefferson Lecturers--I see only three previous philosophers (Sidney Hook, Leszek Kolakowski, and Stephen Toulmin). Republican Administrations…
  • Jan 18

    Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault and whom Trump then called a "liar" now suing him for defamation

    Woman who accused Trump of sexual assault and whom Trump then called a "liar" now suing him for defamation
    This is a welcome development. Trump's lawyers will argue that this is a matter of "public interest," so the standard for a defamation action to proceed is that Trump spoke with "actual malice," i.e., without any regard for the truth...
Rank this Week: 2532

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 18

    Charlotte Law School To File Teach-Out Plan With ABA To Protect Students As School Shuts Down

    Charlotte Law School To File Teach-Out Plan With ABA To Protect Students As School Shuts Down
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): ABA Journal, Teach-Out Plan for Charlotte School of Law in the Works: Charlotte School of Law will file a teach-out plan, which the council of the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and…
  • Jan 18

    Rostain Presents Lessons From The Tax Shelter Wars At University Of British Columbia

    Rostain Presents Lessons From The Tax Shelter Wars At University Of British Columbia
    Tanina Rostain (Georgetown) delivered the J. Donald Mawhinney Lectureship in Professional Ethics at the University of British Columbia Allard School of Law on Lessons from the Tax Shelter Wars: Tax Advice, Organizational Wrongdoing, and…
  • Jan 18

    Call For Proposals: Association For Mid-Career Tax Law Professor

    Call For Proposals: Association For Mid-Career Tax Law Professor
    The Association for Mid-Career Tax Law Professors (“AMT”) has issued a Call for Proposals: The AMT organizing committee — Jennifer Bird-Pollan (Kentucky), Miranda Fleischer (San Diego), Will Foster (Arkansas), Brian Galle (Georgetown),…
Rank this Week: 78

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/
  • Jan 18

    Now that some law schools are really closing, what will make other universities pull the trigger?

    Now that some law schools are really closing, what will make other universities pull the trigger?
    After years of speculation, law schools are actually closing and that is big news. Most saliently, Indiana Tech announced that its law school will close at the end of this academic year at a loss of $20 million (here), a story the National…
  • Jan 18

    What Vets Know That Physicians Don't?

    What Vets Know That Physicians Don't?
    Barbara Natterson-Horowitz, M.D., is a cardiologist who has made a name for herself as a thoughtful observer of both veterinarians and the veterinary patients whose heart cases she occasionally consults on. It is not entirely surprising that…
  • Jan 18

    Donald Trump and civil procedure

    Donald Trump and civil procedure
    Donald Trump undoubtedly hates procedure, because it may interfere with his focus on substantive ends (unless procedure furthers his substantive ends--see College, Electoral). But all the litigation surrounding Trump and his businesses can be…
Rank this Week: 105

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 84

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    In SCOTUS Oral Argument On Trademark Law, Blasphemy Becomes Relevant

    In SCOTUS Oral Argument On Trademark Law, Blasphemy Becomes Relevant
    The U.S. Supreme Court today heard oral arguments in Lee v. Tam (transcript of full oral argument).  At issue is whether the disparagement provision in the Lanham Act is an unconstitutional restriction on speech. The statute…
  • Jan 18

    City Removes Cross From Park To Settle Lawsuit

    City Removes Cross From Park To Settle Lawsuit
    A settlement has effectively been reached in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. City of Santa Clara, a suit challenging a cross on city owned property in Santa Clara, California. (See prior posting.) The cross was originally donated in…
  • Jan 18

    Trump To Be Sworn In On Family Bible and Lincoln Bible

    Trump To Be Sworn In On Family Bible and Lincoln Bible
    According to Religion News Service, at his inauguration this Friday, Donald Trump will take the oath of office on two Bibles-- his family Bible given to him by his mother in 1955 when he graduated Sunday school, and the Lincoln Bible borrowed…
Rank this Week: 50

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jan 18

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal

    The Court of Special Appeals Grants the State & Adnan Leave to Appeal
    Today, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland issued an order that mainly did two things: (1) granted the State leave to appeal the portion of Judge Martin Welch's order granting Adnan Syed a new trial based upon his cell...
  • Jan 10

    The Allen Charge Project: Kansa

    The Allen Charge Project: Kansa
    The key Kansas case on the Allen Charge is State v. Salts, 200 P.3d 464 (Kan. 2009). In Salts, Alan Salts was charged with indecent liberties with a child. Before jury deliberations, the judge gave the jury the following instructions:...
  • Jan 6

    The Allen Charge Project: Iowa

    The Allen Charge Project: Iowa
    They key Iowa case on the Allen Charge is State v. Campbell, 294 N.W.2d 803 (Iowa 1980). In Campbell, Charles Campbell, Jr. was charged with operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of alcoholic beverage. After the jury had...
Rank this Week: 875

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jan 18

    What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration

    What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration
    Marcus V. R. Oliveira, Aeronautics Institute of Technology and Alessandro V. M. Oliveira, Aeronautics Institute of Technology ask What Drives Effective Competition in the Airline Industry? An Empirical Model of City-Pair Market Concentration.…
  • Jan 18

    Competition, Barriers to Entry and Inclusive Growth: Agro-Processing

    Competition, Barriers to Entry and Inclusive Growth: Agro-Processing
    Phumzile Ncube, Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED), Maria Nkhonjera, Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic Development (CCRED), Tamara Paremoer, Centre for Competition, Regulation & Economic…
  • Jan 18

    Attempts to Monopolize --- An American Anomaly

    Attempts to Monopolize --- An American Anomaly
    Barry Hawk, Fordham describes Attempts to Monopolize --- An American Anomaly. ABSTRACT: The attempt provision is based on the criminalization of Section 2 which is now recognized as no longer appropriate. The attempt provision fills no…
Rank this Week: 66

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/
  • Jan 18

    [Orin Kerr] Justice Frankfurter speak

    [Orin Kerr] Justice Frankfurter speak
    The Harvard Law Library recently posted a neat 46-minute interview of Justice Felix Frankfurter from the early 1960s. Frankfurter, who is interviewed by Professor Paul Freund, speaks about legal education, the role of lawyers and the…
  • Jan 18

    [Orin Kerr] Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone

    [Orin Kerr] Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone
    A few months ago I wrote a long post, “The Fifth Amendment and Touch ID,” on whether and how the Fifth Amendment applies when the government seeks to compel a smartphone user to unlock his phone using the fingerprint sensor.…
  • Jan 18

    [Ilya Somin] Upcoming speaking engagement

    [Ilya Somin] Upcoming speaking engagement
    For readers who may be interested, here are my upcoming speaking engagements over the next few weeks. Some are based on my book Democracy and Political Ignorance: Why Smaller Government is Smarter, recently published in a much-revised and…
Rank this Week: 6

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jan 18

    Holman Jenkins takes on the ethics aphids re Trump divestment

    Holman Jenkins takes on the ethics aphids re Trump divestment
    American voters have bigger things to worry about than Trump’s business interests, writes @HolmanJenkins: https://t.co/THooR77Tce — WSJ Editorial Page (@WSJopinion) January 18, 2017 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jan 18

    What's a red flag for Caremark purposes?

    What's a red flag for Caremark purposes?
    In Stone v. Ritter,[1] shareholders of AmSouth Bancorporation brought a derivative suit against AmSouth’s directors alleging a “classic Caremark claim.” In 2004, AmSouth had paid $50 million in fines... [[ This is a content…
  • Jan 18

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 1 Assignment: Faith Development

    Introduction to the Catholic Faith: Week 1 Assignment: Faith Development
    As previously noted, I'm enrolled in Notre Dame's STEP program and currently taking the Core Course: Introduction to the Catholic Faith: In the documents of Vatican II, the baptized are called to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 71

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    A Note on the Original Meaning of "Emolument"

    A Note on the Original Meaning of "Emolument"
    In connection with last week’s press conference, Donald Trump’s lawyers have published a white paper on presidential conflicts of interest.  With respect to the Foreign Emoluments Clause, the authors make at least three…
  • Jan 17

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"

    Bo Burt on "Justice and Empathy"
    I've just read the manuscript of Bo Burt's forthcoming posthumous book, "Justice and Empathy." The book restates themes from his earlier work. Given my background, I was especially taken with his use of psychoanalytic theory to describe the…
  • Jan 16

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800

    More on Hamilton, Jefferson, Burr, and the Election of 1800
    Jack’s post brings to mind a climactic sceneof Lin-Manual Miranda’s Hamilton, in which Alexander Hamilton’s fellow Federalists ask him which of two Democratic-Republican politicians—Aaron Burr or Thomas…
Rank this Week: 308

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 18

    An Asian Perspective

    An Asian Perspective
    by Xue Hanqin by Xue Hanqin [Judge Xue Hanqin is a judge on the International Court of Justice. This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.] The rise of the new…
  • Jan 17

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment

    Asia, International Law and International Institutions: A Comment
    by B.S. Chimni by B.S. Chimni [B.S. Chimni is Professor of International Law at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.This post is part of a joint Opinio Juris/EJIL:Talk! symposium. For the latest symposium post on EJIL:Talk!, click here.]…
  • Jan 16

    Comment on Simon Chesterman, `Asia’s Ambivalence about International Law and Institutions: Past, Present and Futures’

    Comment on Simon Chesterman, `Asia’s Ambivalence about International Law and Institutions: Past, Present and Futures’
    by Antony Anghie by Antony Anghie [Antony Anghie, National University of Singapore. Tony Anghie has written on various aspects of globalization, human rights, and the history and theory of international law. He is a member of the TWAIL…
Rank this Week: 201

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: 4395

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
  • Jan 18

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”

    FAN 138 (First Amendment News) Forthcoming book: “Unsafe Space: The Crisis of Free Speech on Campus”
    A call to arms for studnets and academics who want to turn the tide on campus censorship — Nadine Strossen  Seattle. He is the  deputy editor at Spiked, a British Internet magazine focusing on politics, culture and…
  • Jan 17

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?

    Is the Present House Apportionment Unconstitutional?
    I’m going to begin a series of posts about my next project, which will examine the Reapportionment Act of 1929; a critically important statute that fixes the size of the House of Representatives at 435 and delegates the reapportionment…
  • Jan 13

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine

    The Clay Feet of Qualified Immunity Doctrine
    I want to draw your attention to an important new paper by Will Baude on the flawed legal  foundations of qualified immunity doctrine. The paper lucidly explains that the Supreme Court’s explanations for why 42 U.S.C. Section…
Rank this Week: 92

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jan 18

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax

    Not Exactly a Netflix Tax: Where Canada Stands on a Digital Sales Tax
    The CBC's report that the Canadian government is considering extending goods and services sales taxes to foreign-based digital services has sparked yet another round of articles and coverage of a possible "Netflix tax." Some Conservative MPs…
  • Jan 10

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation

    Why Canada’s Simultaneous Substitution Policy Should Face Cancellation
    With the Super Bowl only a few weeks away, an unusual coalition comprised of the National Football League, Bell Media, Canadian advertisers, and an actors’ union have launched a full lobbying blitz aimed at overturning a 2015 ruling…
  • Dec 22

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service

    Historic or Immaterial?: Making Sense of the CRTC Ruling on Broadband Access as a Basic Service
    The CRTC released its much anticipated Talk Broadband ruling yesterday, declaring Internet access a universal service objective, shifting the local voice service subsidy to the Internet, and setting much-improved speed targets of 50 Mbps…
Rank this Week: 1052

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 18

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017

    What to Expect from The Dominion - Winter Term 2017
    Are you planning to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Canada’s Confederation? Will July 1st, 2017, be a regular Canada Day celebration for you? Or do you even celebrate Canada Day at all? Our first week back blogging introduces the new...
  • Jan 17

    Calling Hieronymous Merkin

    Calling Hieronymous Merkin
    Seen today in UK paper - The Independent 17 Jan 2017 - in an article by Grace Dent titled "Nigel Farage knows there is money to made in acting like a Trump supporter" - and then found online for your...
  • Jan 17

    Freedom of the Press (some restrictions apply)

    Freedom of the Press (some restrictions apply)
    This past Wednesday, the Centre for Constitutional Studies hosted a presentation by Matthew Woodley of Reynolds Mirth Richards & Farmer LLP. Woodley has been practicing media law for twelve years and gave a great speech asking, “Do we…
Rank this Week: 4673

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management

    New Issue: Transnational Dispute Management
    The latest issue of Transnational Dispute Management (2017, no. 1) is out. The table of contents is here.
  • Jan 18

    New Issue: Chinese Journal of Global Governance

    New Issue: Chinese Journal of Global Governance
    The latest issue of the Chinese Journal of Global Governance (Vol. 3, no. 1, 2017) is out. Contents include: Axel Marx, The Public-Private Distinction in Global Governance: How Relevant is it in the Case of Voluntary Sustainability Standards?…
  • Jan 17

    Alfadhel: The Right to Democracy in International Law

    Alfadhel: The Right to Democracy in International Law
    Khalifa A. Alfadhel (Univ. of Bahrain - Law) has published The Right to Democracy in International Law: Between Procedure, Substance and the Philosophy of John Rawls (Routledge 2017). Here's the abstract: This book explores the right to…
Rank this Week: 26

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference

    Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference
    [We have the following announcement of Gender, the State, and the 1977 International Women's Year Conference, an NEH Summer Seminar hosted by Drs. Nancy Beck Young and Leandra Zarnow.]In November 1977, 2000 elected delegates and 20,000…
  • Jan 17

    Schlegel on Hohfeld and the American Legal Academe

    Schlegel on Hohfeld and the American Legal Academe
    Trust me: this one is a gem.  John Henry Schlegel, University at Buffalo Law School, has posted Wesley Newcomb Hohfeld: On the Difficulty of Becoming a Law Professor, which is forthcoming in The Legacy of Wesley Hohfeld: Edited Major…
  • Jan 17

    Workshop on Modern East Asian Law in Global Perspective

    Workshop on Modern East Asian Law in Global Perspective
    [We have the following Call for Papers.  We understand that the workshop is funded by the American Society for Legal History as well as the Weatherhead East Asian Institute and that the conference organizers are especially interested in…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Jan 18

    Girls' Club: Corporate Governance at Mutual Funds & Pension

    Girls' Club: Corporate Governance at Mutual Funds & Pension
    The New York Times DealB%k reports today on the role women are playing in shaping corporate governance at the largest mutual funds. "The corporate governance heads at seven of the 10 largest institutional investors in stocks are now…
  • Jan 17

    Oops: Oregon District Court Rule For LLCs that are Defined as Corporation

    Oops: Oregon District Court Rule For LLCs that are Defined as Corporation
    Here we go again. Oregon Federal District Court has a new rule on the books: In diversity actions, any party that is a limited liability corporation (L.L.C.), a limited liability partnership (L.L.P.), or a partnership must, in the disclosure…
  • Jan 16

    Welcome Professor Mike Schuster to BLPB!

    Welcome Professor Mike Schuster to BLPB!
    Professor Mike Schuster of Oklahoma State University, Spears School of Business, will be guest blogging at BLPB for the next 4 weeks. Prior to joining Oklahoma State's faculty, Professor Schuster was at attorney at Vinson & Elkins LLP in…
Rank this Week: 161

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 18

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court

    Religious Freedom and Hard Cases in the 4-4 Court
    by Eric Segall   About a month before Justice Scalia passed away last February, the Supreme Court voted to hear an important case raising fundamental questions about the separation (or not) of church and state. The Missouri…
  • Jan 17

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?

    A Possible Contradiction in Liberals' Concerns About Corruption?
    by Neil H. BuchananWhich is it?  Do rich people respond to incentives to get richer, or do they reach the point where enough is enough and other goals take precedence?  Does it matter?I raised this issue briefly at the beginning of…
  • Jan 16

    Does it Matter Whether Trump is a "Legitimate" President?

    Does it Matter Whether Trump is a "Legitimate" President?
    by Michael DorfIn explaining his intention to absent himself from Trump's inauguration civil rights hero and Congressman John Lewis said that he did not regard Trump as a legitimate president. That statement inspired a typically childish and…
Rank this Week: 682

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/
Rank this Week: 1135

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 18

    At DeVos' senate hearing, questions of choice, charters, 'other options'

    At DeVos' senate hearing, questions of choice, charters, 'other options'
    From NPR.org: The education philosophy of Betsy DeVos boils down to one word: choice. The billionaire has used her money to support the expansion of public charter schools and private school vouchers. For more than three hours on Tuesday,…
  • Jan 17

    SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl

    SCOTUS turns down Indian Child Welfare Act challenge brought by foster parents of Choctaw girl
    From The ABA Journal: The U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a foster family’s challenge to the adoption of their former foster daughter under the Indian Child Welfare Act. Rusty and Summer Page of Santa Clarita, California,…
  • Jan 16

    The Guardian view on family courts: cuts hurt

    The Guardian view on family courts: cuts hurt
    From The Guardian: Liz Truss, the justice secretary, did the right thing in ordering an urgent review into the best way of stopping abusers tormenting their victims through the family courts. It is entirely unacceptable that, as the Guardian…
Rank this Week: 633