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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: 2013

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Stephan: Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System

    Stephan: Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System
    Paul B. Stephan (Univ. of Virginia - Law) has published Foreign Court Judgments and the United States Legal System (Brill | Nijhoff 2014). Contents include:Paul B. Stephan, IntroductionGeorge Rutherglen & James Y. Stern, Sovereignty,…
  • Sep 17

    New Issue: International Affair

    New Issue: International Affair
    The latest issue of International Affairs (Vol. 90, no. 5, September 2014) is out. Contents include:Geraint Hughes, Skyjackers, jackals and soldiers: British planning for international terrorist incidents during the 1970sMichelle Bentley,…
  • Sep 17

    Lenzerini & Vrdoljak: International Law for Common Good

    Lenzerini & Vrdoljak: International Law for Common Good
    Federico Lenzerini (Università degli Studi di Siena - Law) & Ana Filipa Vrdoljak (Univ. of Technology, Sydney - Law) have published International Law for Common Goods: Normative Perspectives on Human Rights, Culture and Nature…
Rank this Week: 34

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 History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Call for Applications: Assistant Professor of Public Law, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo

    Call for Applications: Assistant Professor of Public Law, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
    Via H-Law, we have the following job announcement:POLITICAL SCIENCE - The Department of Political Science in the College of Liberal Arts at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California invites applications for a…
  • Sep 17

    Szto on Real Estate Agents as Agents of Social Change

    Szto on Real Estate Agents as Agents of Social Change
    Mary Szto, Hamline University School of Law, has posted Real Estate Agents as Agents of Social Change: Redlining, Reverse Redlining, and Greenlining, which appeared in the Seattle Journal for Social Justice 1 11 (2013): 1.  Here is the…
  • Sep 16

    Lipartito on the "Antimonopoly Tradition"

    Lipartito on the "Antimonopoly Tradition"
    In the most recent Weekend Roundup, we briefly noticed The Antimonopoly Tradition by Kenneth Lipartito, Florida International University, which is downloadable from the University of St. Thomas Law Review 10 (2014): 991-1012.  The essay…
Rank this Week: 124

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/
  • Sep 17

    Cyber Jumps The Shark

    Cyber Jumps The Shark
    To “jump the shark” is for a phenomenon (usually a TV show) to reach its apex and begin declining in quality.  It’s named after a famous “Happy Days””episode where Fonzie gets on a water skis and…
  • Sep 17

    Monday’s Hearing in al-Hadi

    Monday’s Hearing in al-Hadi
    This week’s hearing in the military commission case of United States v. Abd al Hadi al-Iraqi turned out to be a quick one.  Monday afternoon was evidently sufficient time for court and counsel to debate the…
  • Sep 17

    8/15 Session: Hashing Out a Protective Order

    8/15 Session: Hashing Out a Protective Order
    Military judge J. Kirk Waits begins Monday’s session in the military commission case against Hadi with some housekeeping matters: the detailing of a new member of the defense team, Lt. Col. Thomas Jasper, and the…
Rank this Week: 127

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Sep 17

    EOIR Proposes Changes to "List of Free Legal Services Providers"

    EOIR Proposes Changes to "List of Free Legal Services Providers"
    The EOIR has issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, seeking to amend 8 C.F.R. §§ 1003, 1240, and 1241. One change is literally in name only. The EOIR wants to rename what is currently the "List of Free Legal Services...
  • Sep 17

    More Videos From Artesia

    More Videos From Artesia
    Immigration attorneys Dree Collopy and Sandra Grossman volunteered at Artesia and submitted the following video reports about their experiences. For immprofs looking to use reports in the classroom, I recommend: The first minutes of the…
  • Sep 17

    Miss America 2015 Is A First Generation American

    Miss America 2015 Is A First Generation American
    Via Welcome.us: "Did you know? The new Miss American 2015 is a first generation American and daughter of Russian immigrants. Congratulations to Kira Kazantsev!" Miss Kazantsev won the title while representing the state of New York.…
Rank this Week: 68

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 199

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/
  • Sep 17

    Cornell retains Bennett in face of MIT offer

    Cornell retains Bennett in face of MIT offer
    I felt it necessary to advise prospectives last Spring about some actual or forthcoming senior offers to faculty at Cornell. The good news for Cornell is that Karen Bennett (metaphysics, philosophy of mind) has now turned down a senior…
  • Sep 17

    Over 300 Illinois faculty call on Chancellor and Board to restore academic freedom and faculty governance

    Over 300 Illinois faculty call on Chancellor and Board to restore academic freedom and faculty governance
    The letter is here. I note that, finally, some faculty from engineering, physics, and math (among other STEM fields) are finally showing signs of life on this issue, and are among the signatories to the letter. Some of them presumably...
  • Sep 17

    Philosophers: what should Scotland do?

    Philosophers: what should Scotland do?
    I think it's not really fair to ask several million Scots to vote on the question of independence without input from the philosophical community. Therefore, as a public service, I present the following poll: <div><a…
Rank this Week: 125

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1923

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 36

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Do school dress codes rules about covering body parts discriminate illegally against female students?

    Do school dress codes rules about covering body parts discriminate illegally against female students?
    At The Guardian, Jessica Valenti has an article about the high school dress code rebellion we talked about here. Her piece is titled "How many young women can a school legally punish for dress code violations? Singling out female students for…
  • Sep 17

    "Deeply... it's such a poser word."

    "Deeply... it's such a poser word."
    Said Meade, reading the previous post "The NYT poll reports terrible numbers for Democrats, but calls the Republcian Party 'deeply unpopular.'" It made me wish I'd had a tag on the word "deeply" all along. It's a metaphor, creating an image…
  • Sep 17

    The NYT poll reports terrible numbers for Democrats, but calls the Republcian Party "deeply unpopular."

    The NYT poll reports terrible numbers for Democrats, but calls the Republcian Party "deeply unpopular."
    Check out all the numbers and consider the wording of the intro to the poll:A New York Times/CBS News poll shows that President Obama’s approval ratings are similar to those of President George W. Bush in 2006 when Democrats swept both…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Sep 17

    Almog & Bendor on the Legal Regulation of Heterosexual Intercourse

    Almog & Bendor on the Legal Regulation of Heterosexual Intercourse
    Shulamit Almog and Ariel L. Bendor (University of Haifa - Faculty of Law and Bar-Ilan University - Faculty of Law) have posted Power and Consent in Legal Regulation of Heterosexual Intercourse on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The power of...
  • Sep 17

    Reynolds on Climate Engineering & Moral Hazard (New Link)

    Reynolds on Climate Engineering & Moral Hazard (New Link)
    Jesse Reynolds (Tilburg University - Department of European & International Public Law; Tilburg Sustainability Center) has posted A Critical Examination of the Climate Engineering Moral Hazard and Risk Compensation Concern on SSRN. Here…
  • Sep 17

    Huang on Punitive Damage

    Huang on Punitive Damage
    Bert I. Huang (Columbia Law School) has posted Surprisingly Punitive Damages (Virginia Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Think first of the classic problem of redundant punitive damages: A defendant has caused a mass…
Rank this Week: 18

Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
  • Sep 17

    Another Blog That Understands U

    Another Blog That Understands U
    Trademarks Are Magic. Perfect!
  • Aug 25

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen

    Houdini Comes To the Small Screen
    The Hollywood Reporter's Allison Keene reviews The History Channel's miniseries Houdini, starring Adrien Brody, here. Houdini premieres Labor Day (September 1st) at 9, 8 Central time.
  • Aug 11

    Law Vs. Magic

    Law Vs. Magic
    I came across this review/discussion of Edith Nesbit's The Enchanted Castle by Emily Croy Barker, published in the New York Times last year. Says Ms. Barker, As disciplines, magic and the law are usually considered to have little in…
Rank this Week: 2210

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Sep 17

    Including Downsizing in Estate Planning

    Including Downsizing in Estate Planning
    For individuals suffering from the effects of a chronic illness, climbing stairs or navigating through a large home can be difficult and exhausting. That is why Marty Shenkman, an estate planner whose wife has multiple sclerosis, decided to…
  • Sep 17

    Guardians Arrested For Abusing Disabled Woman

    Guardians Arrested For Abusing Disabled Woman
    A couple in Toledo, Ohio was recently arrested and charged for allegedly abusing and neglecting a 53-year-old woman that they are the legal guardians of. In 1994, Norman and Susan Demski were named the guardians of Lori Demski, who was...
  • Sep 17

    Article on Gain from the Value of a Good Valuation

    Article on Gain from the Value of a Good Valuation
    Edward A. Renn, James I. Dougherty & Marissa Dungey recently published an article entitled, Gain from the Value of a Good Valuation, 28 Probate & Property No. 5 (Sept. & Oct. 2014). Provided below is an excerpt from the…
Rank this Week: 58

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Sep 17

    20 Years of VAWA

    20 Years of VAWA
    Twenty years ago, on September 13, 1994, President Clinton signed into law a bill that included the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA). The Act afforded greater protections to victims, brought the issue out of the private sphere…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker

    Go On! Sept. 18 New York Symposium on Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities to feature distinguished speaker
    New York Symposium on the Prevention of Genocide and Mass Atrocities This Thursday, the Raoul Wallenberg Legacy of Leadership Project, an initiative of the Montreal Institute for Genocide and Human Rights Studies, will present a panel of…
  • Sep 16

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29

    Go On! ASIL, NYLS to Host Panel on Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia/Pacific Sept. 29
    The American Society of International Law International Courts and Tribunals Interest Group and the Disability Rights Interest Group will be hosting a luncheon Panel Discussion on “The Need for a Disability Rights Tribunal in Asia and…
Rank this Week: 14

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/
  • Sep 17

    New in Print

    New in Print
    James F. Nagle, The Twenty-Second Major Frank B. Creekmore, Jr. Lecture. [History of U.S. government contracting.] 213 Mil. L. Rev. 165 (2012) Ralph C. Nash, Jr., The Twenty-Eighth Annual Gilbert A. Cuneo Lecture in Government Contract Law.…
  • Sep 17

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part IV: Robert Hillman

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part IV: Robert Hillman
    This is the fourth in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
  • Sep 16

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part III: Ryan Calo, Disclosure Is Dead, Long Live Disclosure!

    Ben-Shahar & Schneider Symposium, Part III: Ryan Calo, Disclosure Is Dead, Long Live Disclosure!
    This is the third in a series of posts that are part of a virtual symposium on the new book by Omri Ben-Shahar and Carl E. Schneider, More Than You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. Biographies for...
Rank this Week: 296

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
  • Sep 17

    FAN 32 (First Amendment News) PA prosecutor targets teenager in Facebook-posting desecration case

    FAN 32 (First Amendment News) PA prosecutor targets teenager in Facebook-posting desecration case
    He brags about it, he is proud of it, he put it on his Facebook page, and now he’s going to be held accountable for it. The  only reason that was done was to upset people. And if he wanted to engage in that kind of…
  • Sep 16

    Happy Constitution Day!

    Happy Constitution Day!
    On this solemn anniversary I ask that the American people rejoice in the wisdom of their Constitution.  I ask that they guarantee the effectiveness of each of its parts by living by the Constitution as a whole.  I ask that they have…
  • Sep 15

    Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Right

    Alexander Hamilton on a Bill of Right
    What was the original understanding of a bill of rights?  This is one of the questions that my next book will address.  A useful source is Federalist #84, in which Hamilton defended the Constitution against the criticism that it…
Rank this Week: 76

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/
  • Sep 17

    Hoboken Hustle

    Hoboken Hustle
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has issued a (now relatively rare) full opinion in a bar discipline matter. The Disciplinary Review Board had recommended a three-year suspension because the Mayor was "stung" in a federal operation. The…
  • Sep 17

    Attorney Charged With False Statements After Former Attorneys Secure Unpaid Fee Judgment

    Attorney Charged With False Statements After Former Attorneys Secure Unpaid Fee Judgment
    The Illinois Administrator has filed an amended complaint alleging that an attorney engaged in dishonest conduct in connection with efforts to discover his assets in a post-judgment matter. The plaintiff in the litigation was a law firm that…
  • Sep 16

    Conclusory Allegations Rejected

    Conclusory Allegations Rejected
    An Illinois Hearing Board has ordered a reprimand of an attorney, finding that the Administrator had proven one of four charges of violation of the ethics rules. The board found that the attorney made a misrepresentation to opposing counsel.…
Rank this Week: 394

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/
  • Sep 17

    University Of Toledo Law Cuts Tuition

    University Of Toledo Law Cuts Tuition
    It's going to drop 13% for Ohioans and Michiganders, and 8% for out-of-staters. The new stickers: $17,900 and $31,074, respectively.
  • Sep 17

    Sarah Deer Wins MacArthur Genius Award

    Sarah Deer Wins MacArthur Genius Award
    Professor Sarah Deer, of William Mitchell College of Law, has been named one of this year's MacArthur Fellows. Deer, a graduate of Kansas Law, is active as both a scholar and advocate in fighting domestic violence among Native American…
  • Sep 16

    Practical Law Teaching in an Age of Specialization

    Practical Law Teaching in an Age of Specialization
    It seems curious today, but Christopher Columbus Langdell viewed his method of teaching law as intensely practical. He had, after all, practiced for what today seems a long time, fifteen years, and while he did not for an instant believe...
Rank this Week: 94

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Sep 17

    Why Pro Bono?

    Why Pro Bono?
    Last week I had the opportunity to speak with law students at Robson Hall as part of the Pro Bono Students Canada (“PBSC”) launch event. I had been asked to give a speech on my own pro bono and access to justice work with a…
  • Sep 17

    Will a Smartwatch Be on Your Wrist? 10 Things to Ponder.

    Will a Smartwatch Be on Your Wrist? 10 Things to Ponder.
    As expected, Apple introduced its Apple Watch (not iWatch) last week with great fanfare. It is actually not a single watch, but a series of watches in 2 sizes and 3 models with various types of bands. It will be available “early…
  • Sep 17

    Independence and Self-Regulation: I’m OK but I’m Not So Sure About You!

    Independence and Self-Regulation: I’m OK but I’m Not So Sure About You!
    It is entirely human to fail to appreciate when one’s judgment is affected by a conflicting personal interest or duty. Our conflicts rules reflect this problem. Where there is a substantial risk of impairment of representation, clients…
Rank this Week: 40

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Environmental Law Prof Blog

Edited by Deepa Badrinarayana, Blake Hudson, Lesley K. McAllister, Dave Owen, Todd Aagaard, Robin Kundis Craig and Jessica Owley.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/environmental_law/
Rank this Week: 1085

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

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

http://lawofwork.ca/
Rank this Week: 1218

Juries

Juries

Examines interesting and new developments regarding grand juries and trial juries. By Thaddeus Hoffmeister.

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty

    Jurors Increasingly Prefer LWP Over the Death Penalty
    The article below, which focuses on the state of Ohio, highlights a growing trend around the country. When given the choice between the death penalty and life without parole (LWP), jurors increasingly choose the latter. The article gives…
  • Sep 16

    Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years for Jury Tampering

    Defendant Sentenced to 15 Years for Jury Tampering
    Sticking with yesterday's theme of improper contact with a sitting juror, a Louisiana woman (Alicia Tucker) was recently sentenced to 15 years in prison for conspiring to commit jury tampering.  The tampering occurred during a three-way…
  • Sep 15

    Defendant's Facebook Activity Leads To Charges Of Improper Influence Of A Juror

    Defendant's Facebook Activity Leads To Charges Of Improper Influence Of A Juror
    A defendant who was recently convicted of aggravated robbery has been charged with improper influence of a juror. Apparently, the defendant, during his trial for aggravated robbery, was communicating with one of his jurors via Facebook.…
Rank this Week: 1237

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/
  • Sep 17

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction

    Freer on the New General Jurisdiction
    Rich Freer (Emory) has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, Four Specific Problems with the New General Jurisdiction, which will be published in the Nevada Law Journal. Here’s the abstract: General in personam jurisdiction allows a court…
  • Sep 16

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment

    Judicial Conference Passes Proposed FRCP Amendment
    The National Law Journal reports that the Judicial Conference passed the proposed amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure today. The amendments next to go the Supreme Court for approval.
  • Sep 12

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information

    Proposed Rule 37(e): Failure to Preserve Electronically Stored Information
    I mentioned yesterday that the proposed FRCP amendments include all three top priorities of the defense-oriented "Lawyers for Civil Justice," as stated on its web site: LCJ’s . . . current federal rulemaking agenda is focused on .…
Rank this Week: 290

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Sep 17

    Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Cavey and LaFond

    Congratulations to AWL Scholarship Winners Cavey and LaFond
    On Tuesday, September 16, 2014, the Milwaukee Association for Women Lawyers (AWL) Foundation honored two Marquette University Law School students with scholarships. Britteny LaFond, 3L (pictured at left), received the AWL Foundation…
  • Sep 16

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?

    “Good Time” in Washington: A Model for Wisconsin?
    In an earlier post, I argued that Wisconsin should consider reinstituting “good time” for prisoners, that is, credits toward accelerated release that can be earned based on good behavior.  An established program that…
  • Sep 15

    7th Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling Invalidating Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment

    7th Circuit Affirms District Court Ruling Invalidating Wisconsin’s Marriage Amendment
    Judge Richard Posner minces no words. In an opinion dated September 4, Judge Posner wrote for a unanimous 7th Circuit panel, affirming the Wisconsin district court’s decision invalidating Wisconsin’s so-called marriage amendment.…
Rank this Week: 820

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Sep 17

    The Inconsistency of Federal Discipline and Safety Policie

    The Inconsistency of Federal Discipline and Safety Policie
    I have applauded the Departments of Justice and Education on their steps to reduce overly punitive discipline and racial disparities. Their joint guidance in January was a major step forward. On the other hand, the Department of Justice's…
  • Sep 16

    Wisconsin School Funding System Broken by Molly Hunter

    Wisconsin School Funding System Broken by Molly Hunter
    On September 8, 2014, the Forward Institute released a study that examines the Wisconsin school funding formula and finds that it does not fulfill its mandate to provide a sound, basic education as guaranteed by the state constitution and…
  • Sep 16

    Search of Student's Cell Phone Unreasonable

    Search of Student's Cell Phone Unreasonable
    In July, Jason Nance concluded, based on the Court's decision in Riley v. California holding officers generally need a warrant to search an individual's cell phone, that most school searches of students' cell phones would be off limits as…
Rank this Week: 1755

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Sep 17

    "Sentencing and Interbranch Dialogue"

    "Sentencing and Interbranch Dialogue"
    The title of this post is the title of this intriguing new paper by Eric Fish now available on SSRN. Here is the abstract: American legislatures generally delegate primary control over sentencing policy to one of two actors — trial...
  • Sep 17

    Two folks working on criminal justice issues get MacArthur "genius" Fellowship

    Two folks working on criminal justice issues get MacArthur "genius" Fellowship
    The MacArthur Foundation announced its 2014 Fellowships (which are often called “genius grants”), and two recipients work on criminal justice issues. Here is an overview of their work via the MacArthur announcement (with a link for more…
  • Sep 16

    Texas poised to execute a second female murderer in one year

    Texas poised to execute a second female murderer in one year
    As reported in this local AP piece, headlined "Court Declines To Stop North Texas Woman’s Execution," it appears as though Texas is not facing any impediments to completing a notable execution on Wednesday. Here are the basics:…
Rank this Week: 162

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studie

    Michael Weiner Scholarship for Labor Studie
    Major League baseball players are honoring the life of former MLBPA Executive Director Michael Weiner by creating a scholarship program to encourage the pursuit of a graduate-level degree in labor studies.Beginning January 2015, the Players…
  • Sep 14

    Dark Days in the NFL

    Dark Days in the NFL
    The Adrian Peterson situation, aside from coming at the worst possible moment for the NFL, raises two difficult ethical questions.In the Sports Law context, the question is what is the right thing for the NFL and the team to do when one of…
  • Sep 13

    New Jersey's Latest Sports Betting Ploy Not Likely to Succeed: Earlier Legislation not a "Repeal"

    New Jersey's Latest Sports Betting Ploy Not Likely to Succeed: Earlier Legislation not a "Repeal"
    Earlier this week, New Jersey public officials took two steps designed to legalize sports betting in that state. First, the New Jersey Attorney General issued Formal Opinion 1-2014 which concluded that casinos and racetracks would not be…
Rank this Week: 700

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 21

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Sep 17

    Mary Bonauto and Sarah Deer Named MacArthur Fellow

    Mary Bonauto and Sarah Deer Named MacArthur Fellow
    This year's MacArthur Fellowships included some well known advocates for social justices whose work involves constitutional law. Mary Bonauto (pictured below) is one of the 21 people selected as a 2014 MacArthur Fellow for her work as a…
  • Sep 16

    RFRA Frustrates Child Labor Investigation

    RFRA Frustrates Child Labor Investigation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Senior Judge David Sam (C.D. Utah) ruled last week that the Religious Freedom Restoration Act prevented the court from compelling a FLDS Church member from answering questions related to a Labor…
  • Sep 16

    CFP: Richmond Journal Law and the Public Interest

    CFP: Richmond Journal Law and the Public Interest
    From the editors of Richmond Journal Law and the Public Interest: The Richmond Journal of Law & the Public Interest is seeking submissions for the Spring Issue of our 2014-2015 volume. We welcome high quality and well cited submissions…
Rank this Week: 587

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 280

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Sep 17

    Warrantless Subscriber Disclosures and the CBSA: The Missing Transparency Report

    Warrantless Subscriber Disclosures and the CBSA: The Missing Transparency Report
    Earlier this year, reports indicated that the Canadian Border Services Agency had requested subscriber information over 18,000 times in a single year, with the vast majority of the requests and disclosures occuring without a warrant. …
  • Sep 16

    The CRTC TalkTV Hearing: The Gap Between Can’t and Won’t

    The CRTC TalkTV Hearing: The Gap Between Can’t and Won’t
    In August 1999, I wrote my first technology law column for the Globe and Mail. The column was titled The Gap Between Can't and Won't and it focused on the CRTC's new media decision that was released earlier that year. The decision was the…
  • Sep 15

    The CRTC’s Future of Television Hearing Turns Into The Netflix Show

    The CRTC’s Future of Television Hearing Turns Into The Netflix Show
    Five years ago, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission held two major hearings on new media and the Internet. The 2009 hearings, which featured contributions from the major telecom and broadcast companies in Canada,…
Rank this Week: 837

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 1259

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Sep 17

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense

    The Meaning of "Harmless" in Describing Sexual Offense
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I take up the issue of whether prohibitions against incestuous marriage are distinguishable from prohibitions against same sex marriage (SSM).  The reason to discuss this issue is that…
  • Sep 16

    The Fragile Psychology of 21st Century Conservative

    The Fragile Psychology of 21st Century Conservative
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananWith very few exceptions, the Dorf on Law posts and Verdict columns that Professor Dorf and I write are fully independent projects.  That is, they are not only solely authored, but each of us rarely even…
  • Sep 15

    What Is the International Law Justification for Targeting IS/ISIS/ISIL in Syria?

    What Is the International Law Justification for Targeting IS/ISIS/ISIL in Syria?
    by Michael DorfA number of commentators--including my colleague Jens Ohlin and Yale law professor Bruce Ackerman--have argued quite persuasively that President Obama lacks domestic legal authority to conduct military operations against the…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance

    The Scary Specter of Code Size Ignorance
    It’s one of my favorite examples of how tax ignorance afflicts the nation. When something simple about tax cannot be understood, what happens when something complicated is tackled? What happens to confidence in tax policy…
  • Sep 15

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance

    The Persistence and Danger of Tax and Other Ignorance
    Facebook is a wonderful window into the minds of Americans. Examining the posts that show up provides insights that shatter many of the stereotypes that mythologize this nation. For example, though this country allegedly has the world’s…
  • Sep 12

    When They Talk About “Cutting Spending,” Why Is This Sort of Outlay Ignored?

    When They Talk About “Cutting Spending,” Why Is This Sort of Outlay Ignored?
    The other day, I read a Philadelphia Inquirer article that gave me yet another reason to question the wisdom and cerebral skills of certain elected officials and the people who put them in office. According to the article, the Commonwealth of…
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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/
  • Sep 17

    Major Hotel Chain needs a CSR lesson

    Major Hotel Chain needs a CSR lesson
    Tips being the lifeblood of the service industry, I completely understand the importance of tipping. It ensures quality service, and allows wages to exceed the officially posted rate. It also allows employers to cut wages, since the actual…
  • Sep 17

    Dress Code Guide

    Dress Code Guide
    Most law students and lawyers figure out the dos and donts of dress codes pretty quickly. I must confess that I have regressed. Now that I have tenure, the dress code is more of a guideline than a code. For...
  • Sep 16

    Mandatory immunization is the best policy option

    Mandatory immunization is the best policy option
    Last week I delivered a seminar at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law where I argued that governments accross Canada should enact and implement mandatory immunization for all childhood infectious diseases where there is overwhelming…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 17

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post

    First Degree Murder, the Blue SUV and the Facebook Post
    After a “jury convicted Keith Undray Ford of first degree murder (California Penal Code § 187, subd. (a)) and the court sentenced him to 25 years to life in state prison”, he appealed.  People v. Ford, 2014 WL…
  • Sep 15

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy

    The Shower, the Video, Twitter and Invasion of Privacy
    Gerald Brown was “indicted on two counts of third-degree invasion of privacy”, in violation of New Jersey Statutes § 2C:14–9b and 14–9c, for “surreptitiously videotaping the victim, his former girlfriend…
  • Sep 12

    Child Pornography, "Dirty Little Mermaid" and Lifetime Electronic Monitoring

    Child Pornography, "Dirty Little Mermaid" and Lifetime Electronic Monitoring
    After William Lance McGowan was convicted of “aggravated indecent liberties with a child and aggravated indecent solicitation of a child” in violation of Kansas law and sentenced to “life without the possibility of parole…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Sep 17

    U.S. Constitution Day

    U.S. Constitution Day
    September 17 is U.S. Constitution Day. On this day, educational and other institutions around the country engage in activities to commemorate and celebrate our Constitution and to educate the public about its provisions. The U.S. Constitution…
  • Sep 17

    Symposium Starts Tomorrow in Baltimore on the Legitimacy of International Court

    Symposium Starts Tomorrow in Baltimore on the Legitimacy of International Court
    The University of Baltimore School of Law will host a symposium on "Legitimacy and International Courts" on September 18-19, 2014 at the Angelos Law Center in Baltimore. Symposium participants include Professor Andrea Bjorkland…
  • Sep 16

    Dates Announced for the Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago (May 2015)

    Dates Announced for the Global Legal Skills Conference in Chicago (May 2015)
    Save the date for GLS-10! The tenth edition of the Global Legal Skills Conference will be held in Chicago, Illinois on May 20-22, 2015. GLS-10 will be co-hosted by The John Marshall Law School (where the conference originated) and…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Sep 17

    Moving Video from Cleveland Clinic

    Moving Video from Cleveland Clinic
    If you haven't seen this yet, it's worth watching--and showing to your class. Titled Empathy: The Human Connection to Patient Care, the video runs just over 4 minutes. It can be accessed here. (Thanks to Judy Stein, Executive Director for...
  • Sep 17

    Question: What's the Green House Project? (Hint: It's Not About Growing Tomatoes)

    Question: What's the Green House Project? (Hint: It's Not About Growing Tomatoes)
    Recently I sat in on a very interesting webinar on The Green House Project. I had heard the phrase "green house" connected to new options for Continuing Care Retirement Communities (CCRCs), but I was not sure what it entailed,…
  • Sep 16

    Wake Up Tired? Maybe You Are Working In Your Sleep?

    Wake Up Tired? Maybe You Are Working In Your Sleep?
    Kurzweil AI (Accelerating Intelligence) ran a post on September 15, 2014, Now You Can Work in Your Sleep. The story reports on a study from researchers that parts of our brains just keep on processing even while we are sleeping....
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Sep 17

    Map of the Day: Open Defecation in India

    Map of the Day: Open Defecation in India
    The Economist elaborates: CHEER any Indian leader who takes on the taboo of public hygiene, one of the country’s great problems. Narendra Modi, India’s prime minister, says building toilets is a priority over temples. His finance…
  • Sep 17

    Szto on Real Estate Agents as Agents of Social Change

    Szto on Real Estate Agents as Agents of Social Change
    Mary Szto (Hamline) has posted Real Estate Agents as Agents of Social Change: Redlining, Reverse Redlining, and Greenlining (Seattle J. for Soc. Just) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This article examines the role of US real estate agents in…
  • Sep 16

    Bike Lanes Speed Up Traffic?

    Bike Lanes Speed Up Traffic?
    At least in New York (the full story has some nice graphics): Since 2007, New York City has added 31 miles of protected bike lanes — that is, lanes protected by a physical barrier, such as a row of parked...
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Sep 17

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law

    Hedley on the Nature of Private Law
    Steve Hedley (University College Cork) has posted to SSRN Obligations: (Local) Politics or (Universal) Reason?. The abstract provides: Obligations is both a local institution, influenced by politics, and a universal institution, influenced by…
  • Sep 16

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort

    Oberdiek's Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Tort
    John Oberdiek (Rutgers-Camden) has posted to SSRN Introduction: Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts. The abstract provides: This Introduction to Philosophical Foundations of the Law of Torts (John Oberdiek, ed., Oxford University…
  • Sep 16

    IL: Stay in the Crosswalk!

    IL: Stay in the Crosswalk!
    The First District Appellate Court of Illinois determined the City of Chicago owed no duty to a pedestrian who broke his foot in a pothole that was a few inches outside of a crosswalk. The pedestrian was apparently straddling the...
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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/
  • Sep 17

    Foreign Law as "The Other"

    Foreign Law as "The Other"
    In two recent, provocative articles, Professor Sheldon Bernard Lyke of Whittier Law School seeks to draw deeper meaning from U.S. courts' reluctance to engage with foreign law, and conservative opposition to such engagement. The first…
  • Sep 16

    U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitie

    U.S. Ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilitie
    By Lauren E. Bartlett With so many U.N. treaty body reviews of the U.S. going on this year, it may be difficult for U.S. human rights advocates to focus on much else. However, we are missing a very rare opportunity...
  • Sep 15

    LESSONS FROM RAY RICE: MEN'S VOICES ARE NEEDED

    LESSONS FROM RAY RICE: MEN'S VOICES ARE NEEDED
    “A DEAFENING AND DEADLY SILENCE” I was flooded with relief as I read NFL commentator James Brown’s remarks addressing violence against women. Most violence against women, including violence against those who identify as…
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Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Sep 16

    23 and 24 October: Conference on the recast Brussels I Regulation in Graz

    23 and 24 October: Conference on the recast Brussels I Regulation in Graz
    On 23 and 24 October 2014 Bettina Nunner-Krautgasser and Thomas Garber, both from the University of Graz, will host a conference on the recast Brussels I Regulation (“Die neue EuGVVO – Verbesserung des…
  • Sep 15

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector

    Invitation to Tender: Economic Study to Cross-Border Trade in the Insurance Sector
    The European Commission has published an invitation to tender relating to an economic study on the impact of differences in insurance contract law on cross-border trade in the insurance sector. Deadline for submissions is 28 October…
  • Sep 14

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014

    Yearbook of Private International Law, 2013-2014
    In line with its predecessors, Volume XV (2013/2014) of the Yearbook of Private International Law offers a comprehensive insight into the contemporary trends of private international law in terms of both theoretical thinking…
Rank this Week: 60

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Sep 16

    The Swedish Feminist Party

    The Swedish Feminist Party
    From the Guardian UK: The Swedish election on Sunday offered enough emotional extremes for even The Bridge’s cold and unresponsive detective Saga Norén to need a lie-down. There were tears when the Feminist Initiative’s (FI) celebrations…
  • Sep 16

    Broward County and Transgender Folk

    Broward County and Transgender Folk
    From my neck of the woods, near Ft. Lauderdale, the Sun Sentinel reports: Broward County's tourism bureau has been marketing to the LGBT community since 1996, but results of a survey released Monday show extra effort is needed to…
  • Sep 16

    New Edition of Women and the Law

    New Edition of Women and the Law
    I have published the 2014 edition of Women and the Law (Thomas Reuters). This annual edition collects selected top scholarship in women's legal rights from the past year. A sort of greatest hits of women and the law articles…
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