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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 51

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jun 28

    A New Name for the South Texas College of Law

    A New Name for the South Texas College of Law
    The school is changing its name to the Houston College of Law. The schools says that the name change is “consistent with the law school’s strategic plan and is pivotal to its efforts to further distinguish itself regionally and…
  • Jun 28

    Law School Innovation by Phil Weiser and Bryce Wilson

    Law School Innovation by Phil Weiser and Bryce Wilson
    Last week, I talked about some of the innovative classes at the University of Colorado. Following this up, here is a report written by the dean and a student concerning a roundtable on legal education reforms and how those reforms...
  • Jun 27

    Another “Top Hits” Blog Post

    Another “Top Hits” Blog Post
    Blog Rewind. From 2011l here’s another posting that our readers like and regularly access: Five Methods of Legal Reasoning Rule-Based Reasoning: Rule-based reasoning is the most important type of legal reasoning. In rule-based reasoning,…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jun 28

    No Rush to Determine Prince's Heir

    No Rush to Determine Prince's Heir
    The Minnesota judge overseeing Prince’s estate is in no hurry to determine the heirs to Prince’s $300 million fortune. His sister, five half-siblings, and several others have laid claim to a cut of his fortune. On Monday, there was a...
  • Jun 28

    Article on the Girard Will & Two Major Supreme Court Decision

    Article on the Girard Will & Two Major Supreme Court Decision
    Steven P. Brown recently published an Article entitled, The Girard Will and Twin Landmarks of Supreme Court History, 41 J. Sup. Ct. Hist. 7–20 (2016). Provided below is an introduction to the Article: In June 2013, the trustees of Girard...
  • Jun 27

    Sacramento County Reports a Surge of Elder Financial Abuse

    Sacramento County Reports a Surge of Elder Financial Abuse
    Reports of elder financial abuse in Sacramento County surged to 72% as the public gained awareness of this type of crime and the baby boomer population increased. Technology has made it easier to take advantage of victims with declining…
Rank this Week: 69

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jun 28

    Final SCOTUS order list has nine Mathis GVRs ... and I suspect hundreds more cases will be impacted

    Final SCOTUS order list has nine Mathis GVRs ... and I suspect hundreds more cases will be impacted
    The Supreme Court this morning finished up its work before heading out on summer vacation by issuing this order list. Though the Justices granted review in eight new cases, none appear to involve criminal justice issues. But the order list...
  • Jun 28

    Overview of state-level sentencing and criminal justice reform development

    Overview of state-level sentencing and criminal justice reform development
    The Pew Charitable Trusts has this new Stateline report headlined "Prisons, Policing at Forefront of State Criminal Justice Action." Here are excertps: Faced with overcrowded prisons and evidence that lengthy sentences don’t deter…
  • Jun 28

    "The Criminal Justice Black Box"

    "The Criminal Justice Black Box"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Samuel Wiseman and now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: “Big data” — the collection and statistical analysis of numerous digital data points —...
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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/
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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/
  • Jun 28

    [Ilya Somin] Jacob Levy’s libertarian critique of Brexit

    [Ilya Somin] Jacob Levy’s libertarian critique of Brexit
    The debate over Brexit has divided libertarians and other free market advocates in both the US and the UK. Those who view Brexit with skepticism (myself included), emphasize its potential negative effects on free trade and migration. But…
  • Jun 28

    [Eugene Volokh] Idaho federal prosecutor issues follow-up statement about Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy

    [Eugene Volokh] Idaho federal prosecutor issues follow-up statement about Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy
    1. As I mentioned Sunday, Idaho U.S. Attorney Wendy J. Olson — the chief federal prosecutor in Idaho — released a statement prompted by the Twin Falls child sexual assault controversy. On June 2, a 5-year-old girl was allegedly…
  • Jun 28

    [Eugene Volokh] Alexander Hamilton, the truth and freedom of the pre

    [Eugene Volokh] Alexander Hamilton, the truth and freedom of the pre
    Alexander Hamilton, by John Trumbull (based on 1801 Giuseppe Ceracchi work); now in the National Portrait Gallery of the Smithsonian Institution. (National Archives) Alexander Hamilton is much in people’s minds these days. But…
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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/
  • Jun 28

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Fred Kaplan

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: An Interview with Fred Kaplan
    Was Iran’s cyberattack that bricked vast numbers of Saudi Aramco computers justified by a similar attack on the National Iranian Oil Company a few months’ earlier? Does NSA have the ability to “replay” and attribute…
  • Jun 28

    New Material Support Indictments, Same Old Story

    New Material Support Indictments, Same Old Story
    Last week, the FBI arrested an 18-year-old as he boarded a Greyhound bus in Indianapolis, according to the Justice Department’s press release. The complaint charges Akram Musleh with providing material support to ISIL. More…
  • Jun 28

    Today's Headlines and Commenary

    Today's Headlines and Commenary
    A day after the Lebanese village of Qaa was hit by two waves of suicide bombers, Lebanese troops carried out massive security sweeps throughout the country, detaining 103 Syrians for illegal entry. The measure comes at a time of heightened…
Rank this Week: 278

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Jun 28

    Iftar

    Iftar
    This is Ramadan, the Muslim holy month of fasting. We were invited to Albany’s City Hall for an Iftar, the evening feast after the sun-up to sun-down fast. Meetings aren’t polls and people put their best feet forward at public…
  • Jun 21

    Convicting the Innocent

    Convicting the Innocent
    I care about what happened in Orlando because the victims and their families are all members of the human family. And I cringe at the self-styled protestors who use God’s name in vain as an excuse for their own inhumanity toward the…
  • Jun 14

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida

    Foreign Roots of the Tragedy in Florida
    The tragedy in Florida is linked to issues abroad. One candidate sometimes suggests we could solve our problems by isolationism, keeping our troops home, and sometimes by wiping out our adversaries with overwhelming force. His adversary has…
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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/
  • Jun 28

    DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program

    DOL Accepting Applications for Attorney Honors Program
    As many of us are aware, the Office of the Solicitor at the Department of Labor operates a superb honors program for attorneys. The program is seeking to add about ten new lawyers who would start in the Fall of...
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case

    Supreme Court grants Cert in NLRB Case and Issues Decision in FLSA Case
    A twofer from the Supreme Court already this week. First, on Monday, the Court granted cert. in NLRB v. SW General. The case addresses the question whether an individual can continue serving as an acting official once he or she...
  • Jun 19

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period

    Un-Abbreviating Antidiscrimination Law Limitations Period
    While mandatory arbitration agreements have gotten the most attention as methods of shielding employers from court suits, other employers have made a different choice -- using contracts with their employees to shorten the otherwise applicable…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 29

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jun 28

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping
    McDonnell v. United States and Arthur Andersen v. United States are remarkably similar Supreme Court reversals. In both cases, aggressive federal prosecutors pushed obviously dubious jury instructions on all-too-willing federal district…
  • Jun 27

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?

    Should Former Virginia Governor McDonnell's Case Be Retried?
    The Supreme Court vacated and remanded the convictions from former Governor Robert McDonnell's case this morning in a unanimous decision, finding that "hosting an event, meeting with other officials, or speaking with interested parties…
  • Jun 27

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction Vacated and Remanded- Analysi

    Governor McDonnell's Conviction Vacated and Remanded- Analysi
    It was the last decision issued by the US Supreme Court this term, and an important one for many. The Supreme Court vacated and remanded former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell's conviction (see here). It was a unanimous decision - a...
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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/
  • Jun 28

    Quraishi-Landes on Islamic Constitutionalism

    Quraishi-Landes on Islamic Constitutionalism
    Asifa Quraishi-Landes (University of Wisconsin Law School) has posted Islamic Constitutionalism: Not Secular. Not Theocratic. Not Impossible. (16 Rutgers Journal of Law and Religion 553 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Lecture…
  • Jun 28

    O'Connell & Day on Source in Natural Law Theorie

    O'Connell & Day on Source in Natural Law Theorie
    Mary Ellen O'Connell and Caleb M. Day (Notre Dame Law School and University of Notre Dame) have posted Sources in Natural Law Theories Natural Law as Source of Extra-Positive Norms (Oxford Handbook of the Sources of International Law, Jean…
  • Jun 28

    Cohen on Religion & Reproductive Technology

    Cohen on Religion & Reproductive Technology
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted Religion and Reproductive Technology (Law, Religion, and Health in the United States (Holly Fernandez Lynch, I. Glenn Cohen, Elizabeth Sepper eds, 2017 Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jun 28

    Trump Reveals What He Really Cares About, and It Is Not American Greatne

    Trump Reveals What He Really Cares About, and It Is Not American Greatne
    by Neil H. BuchananWhy, really, is Donald Trump still running for president?  Many commentators have opined that he surprised himself with his success, that he was originally following the same strategy as the other no-chance candidates…
  • Jun 27

    Supreme Ghosts, Snake Oil Originalism, and the 2015-2016 Term

    Supreme Ghosts, Snake Oil Originalism, and the 2015-2016 Term
    By Eric SegallThe Supreme Court of the United States wrestled with fascinating and at times even bizarre questions this term: Could Texas pass non-medically necessary laws regulating many of its abortion clinics out of existence (short and…
  • Jun 27

    United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence

    United States v. Texas: The Supreme Court’s Silent Endorsement of Trumpisprudence
    By Anil Kalhan It may be tempting to regard the Supreme Court’s deadlocked decision last week in United States v. Texas, the Republican lawsuit challenging the Obama administration’s 2014 immigration initiatives, as something of a…
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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/
  • Jun 28

    "Edward Snowden Criticizes ‘Big Brother’ Measure in Russia"

    "Edward Snowden Criticizes ‘Big Brother’ Measure in Russia"
    From The New York Times: “Mass surveillance doesn’t work,” Mr. Snowden wrote. “This bill will take money and liberty without improving safety.” Rights activists have protested several elements of the bill, especially a provision…
  • Jun 28

    "UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstances"

    "UN Secretary-General urges end to torture in all circumstances"
    From Jurist: United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon [official websites] expressed [official statement] his support for the end to torture under all circumstances on Monday. Speaking onInternational Day in Support of Victims of…
  • Jun 28

    "Ex-Indiana University Student Accused of Rape Avoids Prison in Plea Deal"

    "Ex-Indiana University Student Accused of Rape Avoids Prison in Plea Deal"
    From The New York Times: The more recent episode took place on April 11, 2015, at a party hosted by Mr. Enochs’s fraternity, Delta Tau Delta. A woman told the police that while she was drinking at the party, she...
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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: 125

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • Jun 28

    Breaking News: The Implementation of Whole Woman's Health Begin

    Breaking News: The Implementation of Whole Woman's Health Begin
    Today the US Supreme Court let stand two lower court orders enjoining implementation of restrictive (if not impossible) abortion provider requirements that would have placed an undue burden on both women seeking abortions as well as their…
  • Jun 27

    Breaking News: A Good Day for Women and SCOTUS

    Breaking News: A Good Day for Women and SCOTUS
    Two cases of significance, particularly to women, were decided at the end of SCOTUS' 2016 term. The first is Whole Women's Health where the court struck down (5-3) a Texas abortion law as too restrictive. The court ruled that restrictions...
  • Jun 26

    Fisher Helps Promote U.S. Treaty Obligation

    Fisher Helps Promote U.S. Treaty Obligation
    by Connie de la Vega The U.S. Supreme Court upheld the University of Texas’ admission program that considers race as one of seven factors in the second part of its undergraduate admissions’ system. This blog follows one covering…
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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: 372

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
  • Jun 28

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 06.28.16

    Roundup: Law and Humanities 06.28.16
      Conferences   Call For Papers: 2016 Law & Society Association of Australia and New Zealand Conference Disruption, Temporality, Law: The Future of Law and Society Scholarship 2016 Conference of the Law & Society Association…
  • Jun 28

    The Death of Popular Constitutionalism

    The Death of Popular Constitutionalism
    “Popular constitutionalism” exerts significant influence in legal scholarship, including my own. There are two aspects to this approach: one descriptive and one normative. The descriptive part looks at how social movements and…
  • Jun 26

    The House of Commons Is Now The House of Lord

    The House of Commons Is Now The House of Lord
    In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, there was a healthy debate in Britain about when the unelected House of Lords could legitimately oppose the elected House of Commons.  The answer from 1832 to 1911 was that this could be…
Rank this Week: 57

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Jun 28

    Navigating Fertility Services On-Line

    Navigating Fertility Services On-Line
    New York Times (June 11, 2016): Navigating Fertility Clinics with a Click, by Glenn Rifkin: A heterosexual couple in San Francisco who planned to have children soon after their wedding ran into the roadblock of infertility. They became a…
  • Jun 27

    Victory in the Supreme Court

    Victory in the Supreme Court
    United States Supreme Court (Jun. 27, 2016): Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt: In a 5-to-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court has overturned a Texas law that threatened to drive more than half of Texas's abortion clinics out of…
  • Jun 24

    New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelter

    New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelter
    New York Magazine (June 21, 2016): New York City Will Provide Free Tampons and Pads in Public Schools, Prisons, and Shelters, by Susan Rinkunas: New York made a historic move as the first city to pass 'menstrual equity' legislation, with...
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jun 28

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America
    The non-partisan think tank New America has a new job posting that might be of interest to property-minded folk. Details are at the link below. The website describes the position, in part, as follows: "New America seeks a director for...
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
  • Jun 24

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?

    The Takings Clause and the Contracts Clause: Friends or Foes?
    I’ve been doing a lot of research lately on how property law and the law governing debt recomposition interact—specifically in the context of the Puerto Rican debt crisis. Two major concepts that keep coming up in my research are the...
Rank this Week: 317

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    How War Lost Its Politic

    How War Lost Its Politic
    When it comes to the war powers, there is an underlying question of the structure of politics that has produced our profound contemporary apathy on issues of war and peace -- so that members of Congress avoid having to vote on authorizing the…
  • Jun 28

    Significant Line from a Dissent From Denial of Cert.?

    Significant Line from a Dissent From Denial of Cert.?
    In his dissent from the denial of certiorari in Storman's v. Wiesman, Justice Alito ends his introductory paragraph (technically, his second paragraph) with this: "If this is a sign of how religious liberty claims will be treated in…
  • Jun 27

    Whole Woman's Health, Gonzales v. Carhart, and Medical Uncertainty

    Whole Woman's Health, Gonzales v. Carhart, and Medical Uncertainty
    Just a quick note here to say that Whole Woman's Health's understanding of Gonzales v. Carhart is in fact right on.  The Fifth Circuit tried to use Carhart in a number of ways to support the application of rational basis review to Texas'…
Rank this Week: 171

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/
  • Jun 28

    Annotated Highlights from SEC Keynote Address on International Corporate Governance

    Annotated Highlights from SEC Keynote Address on International Corporate Governance
    SEC Chair Mary Jo White yesterday presented the keynote address, for the International Corporate Governance Network Annual Conference, "Focusing the Lens of Disclosure to Set the Path Forward on Board Diversity, Non-GAAP, and…
  • Jun 27

    Save the Dates - 2017 National Business Law Scholars Conference

    Save the Dates - 2017 National Business Law Scholars Conference
    I am still at Berle VIII with Haskell Murray and Anne Tucker. One more day of my June Scholarship and Teaching Tour to go--and I have a final presentation to do. Then, back to Knoxville to stay until late in...
  • Jun 26

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 26, 2016)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (June 26, 2016)
    "popular engagement w/ the nature of corporate personality..should not be dismissed as irrelevant to tax law" 84 FordhamL.Rev. 2583 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) June 20, 2016 "tag jurisdiction...would be in…
Rank this Week: 453

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Washington State Pharmacy Case

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Washington State Pharmacy Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied review in Storman's Inc. v. Wiesman,  (Docket No. 15-682, cert. denied 6/28/2016), but over a 15-page dissent to the denial of certiorari written by Justice Alito and joined by Chief Justice Roberts…
  • Jun 28

    British Court Rejects Challenge To Local Anti-Israel BDS Resolution

    British Court Rejects Challenge To Local Anti-Israel BDS Resolution
    In Britain today, a 2-judge panel of the England and Wales High Court rejected a challenge by a Jewish human rights group to anti-Israel resolutions passed by three local councils.  In Jewish Rights Watch (t/a Jewish Human Rights…
  • Jun 28

    Study Finds Global Restrictions On Religion Are Easing

    Study Finds Global Restrictions On Religion Are Easing
    The Pew Research Center last week released its latest report on Trends in Global Restrictions on Religion. The report covers calendar year 2014.  Summarizing its findings, the report says in part:Of the 198 countries included in the…
Rank this Week: 36

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jun 28

    Endogenous firm competition and the cyclicality of markup

    Endogenous firm competition and the cyclicality of markup
    Hassan Afrouzi (The University of Texas at Austin) analyzes Endogenous firm competition and the cyclicality of markups. ABSTRACT: The cyclicality of markups is crucial to understanding the propagation of shocks and the size of multipliers. I…
  • Jun 28

    The Competition Effect in a Public Procurement Model: An error-in-variables approach

    The Competition Effect in a Public Procurement Model: An error-in-variables approach
    David Sundstrom (Department of Economics, Umea University) theorizes about The Competition Effect in a Public Procurement Model: An error-in-variables approach. ABSTRACT: Auction theory suggests that as the number of bidders (competition)…
  • Jun 28

    Margin squeeze: An above-cost predatory pricing approach

    Margin squeeze: An above-cost predatory pricing approach
    Gaudin, Germain ; Mantzari, Despoina offer Margin squeeze: An above-cost predatory pricing approach. ABSTRACT: We provide a new legal perspective for the antitrust analysis of margin squeeze conducts. Building on recent economic analysis, we…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition

    Copyright/TM question of the day, politics edition
    Analyze the linked Buzzfeed public service announcement about registration (warning: link will likely autoplay).http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Jun 28

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)

    Judge McKeown on copyright, and responses (including mine)
    Hon. M. Margaret McKeown,  Censorship in the Guise of Authorship: Harmonizing Copyright and the First Amendment, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 1 (2016)Margaret Chon, Copyright’s Other Functions, 15 Chi.-Kent J. Intell. Prop. 364 …
  • Jun 27

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage

    Allegations of undisclosed sponsorship defeat anti-SLAPP motion at pleading stage
    Woodard v. Labrada, 2016 WL 3436434, No. 16-00189 (C.D. Cal. May 12, 2016)Woodard brought a putative class action alleging that various defendants (Media Defendants) misrepresented the weight loss benefits of weight loss supplement products…
Rank this Week: 143

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 28

    Book Lists, I Love Book List

    Book Lists, I Love Book List
    When I gave thought to beginning posting again, it occurred to me I could post here and cross post to Facebook.  But I can just as well post to Facebook and cross post here.  So here we go: an item I put up at FB a couple of days…
  • Jun 13

    From the Crypt

    From the Crypt
    Hah!  I see I have had 130 hits today on a blog the has been  moribund for nearly two years.On review of my Facebook stuff, I can see that I have been trying to blog over there.  I think it may be easier to link to FB now than…
  • Jul 10

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.

    Fwd: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as moral martians.
    Jack AyerProfessor EmeritusUCD Law SchoolJdayer@ucdavIs.eduBegin forwarded message:From: Jean Alvares <alvaresj@MAIL.MONTCLAIR.EDU>Date: July 10, 2015 at 3:45:26 AM PDTTo: CLASSICS-L@LSV.UKY.EDUSubject: [CLASSICS-L] Homeric heroes as…
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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/
  • Jun 28

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?

    Is the Test to Unionize Tougher Than to Leave Europe?
    June 28 2016 Crazy week in Britain, huh. Among the most amazing things about the Brexit result, in my mind, is that such a momentous decision was left to be decided by a simply majority of ballots cast.  Approximately 52% of ballots…
  • Jun 7

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer

    Collective Bargaining vs. Collective Voice in Labour Law: A Primer
    I chaired a panel last weekend in St. Johns for the Canadian Association of Labour Lawyers that considered the collective bargaining aspects of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR).  The CWR interim report will be…
  • May 31

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom

    Technology in the Labour Law Classroom
    “Technology in the Labour Law Classroom” David Doorey, York University The Law Blog as Dialogue with Broader Legal, Political Community Exchange with Senator Eaton Blog as ‘news story’ Incorporating Current Events, New…
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Credit Slips

Credit Slips

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

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jun 28

    Harmonizing consumer insolvency law

    Harmonizing consumer insolvency law
    In contrast to the cacophony created by Brexit, EU authorities have been working for several years on a project to move toward greater harmony among the discordant insolvency laws of the Member States. Though the project is focused on…
  • Jun 17

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring

    A few thoughts on Brexit and Restructuring
    Over at Dealb%k.
  • Jun 13

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust

    Further Thoughts on Puerto Rico v. Franklin California Tax-Free Trust
    The opinion is a good reminder that oral argument impressions don't always carry over to the final written product. In short, both the majority and dissent approach this as a simple matter of statutory construction, and in that regard the...
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Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

By Professors Byron G. Stier, Howard M. Erichson, Alexandra D. Lahav, Elizabeth Chamblee Burch and Sergio J. Campos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jun 28

    Volkswagen Proposed Class Settlement for $14.7 Billion

    Volkswagen Proposed Class Settlement for $14.7 Billion
    The parties litigating over Volkswagen's emissions defeat device have proposed a class action settlement. The settlement itself is available here: Download 1 Because it is a class action settlement, Judge Breyer will have to approve it (along…
  • Jun 25

    New Book on Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation

    New Book on Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation
    A new book, Class Actions in Context: How Culture, Economics and Politics Shape Collective Litigation, has been published by Edward Elgar Publishing (also available on Amazon). The editors of the book are Associate Dean Deborah Hensler…
  • Jun 25

    Wendy Parmet on Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarette

    Wendy Parmet on Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarette
    Professor Wendy Parmet (Northeastern Law) has posted to SSRN her article, Paternalism, Self-Governance, and Public Health: The Case of E-Cigarettes, 70 U. Miami L. Rev. 879 (2016). Here is the abstract: This article develops a normative…
Rank this Week: 684

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 243

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 808

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 294

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/
  • Jun 28

    Facebook Campaigning May Draw Disciplinary Sanction; Attorney Also Charged With Hateful Comment

    Facebook Campaigning May Draw Disciplinary Sanction; Attorney Also Charged With Hateful Comment
    The West Virginia Record has a story on an ongoing bar discipline case The state Lawyer Disciplinary Board has asked the West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals to disbar a Morgantown attorney it claims violated the Rules of Professional…
  • Jun 28

    The Firm that Wasn't

    The Firm that Wasn't
    A disciplinary decision issued today by the Ohio Supreme Court is summarized (with links) by Dan Trevas The Ohio Supreme Court today indefinitely suspended a Cincinnati attorney based on complaints from several clients, improperly sharing…
  • Jun 27

    Attorney On Parole Reinstated In New Jersey

    Attorney On Parole Reinstated In New Jersey
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney suspended as a result of a series of drug-related offenses. The Office of Attorney Ethics had opposed reinstatement because the petitioner remains on criminal parole supervision.…
Rank this Week: 422

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Jun 28

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection

    Canadian File Sharing Lawsuit Could Upend Copyright Privacy Protection
    The centerpiece of Canada's 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the "notice-and-notice" system that seeks to balance the interests of copyright holders, the privacy rights of Internet users, and the legal…
  • Jun 28

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy

    How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on June 27, 2016 as How a File-Sharing Lawsuit Against Rogers Threatens Your Internet Privacy The centerpiece of Canada’s 2012 digital copyright reforms was the legal implementation of the…
  • Jun 23

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule

    Fictional Claims: Why Kids Are Not Suffering With Canada’s Copyright Fair Dealing Rule
    In recent weeks, there has been some media coverage claiming that Canadian educational materials are disappearing in the face of copyright fair dealing rules. For example, several weeks ago, Globe and Mail writer Kate Taylor wrote a column on…
Rank this Week: 2308

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/
  • Jun 28

    Why Are Law Students Not Always Prepared for the Rigor of Law School?

    Why Are Law Students Not Always Prepared for the Rigor of Law School?
    Academic support professionals at law schools have noticed that new law students are often coming in to the study of law without the same basic study habits and critical reading and thinking skills that we would have seen previously.…
  • Jun 27

    Associate Director Position at BU

    Associate Director Position at BU
    Excerpt from listserv email regarding new position: I invite you to consider joining our wonderful group at BU Law in the new role of Associate Director for Academic Enrichment. The new position will report to the Associate Dean for…
  • Jun 26

    University of Louisville Postion

    University of Louisville Postion
    Program Manager, School of Law (Job Id: UL619) Institution: University of Louisville Location: Louisville, KY Category: Faculty - Law and Legal Studies Posted: 06/23/2016 Type: Full Time Job ID: UL619 Location: School of Law Equal Employment…
Rank this Week: 623

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 28

    Tribal Jurisdiction Over Tort Claim Affirmed by Default

    Tribal Jurisdiction Over Tort Claim Affirmed by Default
    State-based tort law does not lead to a lot of USSC cases, so we are often left with cases tangentially related to torts. The Court just affirmed by default (4-4) tribal jurisdiction over an assault (molestation) claim brought by a...
  • Jun 27

    French on Gawker and the $140M Hulk Hogan Verdict

    French on Gawker and the $140M Hulk Hogan Verdict
    Christopher French has posted to SSRN Sex, Videos, and Insurance: How Gawker Could Have Avoided Financial Responsibility for the $140 Million Hulk Hogan Sex Tape Verdict. The abstract provides: On March 18, 2016, and March 22, 2016, a jury…
  • Jun 22

    PA: Two Women Sue Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Over Alleged Molestation in the 1970

    PA: Two Women Sue Altoona-Johnstown Diocese Over Alleged Molestation in the 1970
    Back in March, I posted about a grand jury report detailing the sexual molestation of children in the Altoona-Johnstown Diocese. Now two women have filed lawsuits alleging that a priest from the parish abused them in the 1970s. The grand...
Rank this Week: 200

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jun 28

    Buyer Tries Everything to Avoid Paying Commission to Agent

    Buyer Tries Everything to Avoid Paying Commission to Agent
    A recent decision of the Divisional Court demonstrates that some people will try anything to avoid paying a commission to their real estate agent. The buyer was under a representation contract with an agent. During that time the…
  • Jun 28

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research and writing, practice, and technology. Research & Writing However Neil Guthrie Commonly misused.…
  • Jun 28

    Pick Two Cards. Any Two.

    Pick Two Cards. Any Two.
    It always amuses me when I see light-hearted references to the rather tedious-sounding Project Management Triangle (alternatively called the Triple Constraint or Iron Triangle). Much fun can be made of the idea that in…
Rank this Week: 78

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: 175

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 28

    Zika & Destination Wedding

    Zika &amp; Destination Wedding
    From the New York Times: Fear, if not the reality of the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that carry it, has not only cast its shadow on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, but is upending the...
  • Jun 27

    Blogger’s Revelation About The Blended Family Journey

    Blogger’s Revelation About The Blended Family Journey
    From The Huffington Post: My blog has been quiet for a while. Partly because my professional life has been keeping me pretty busy, and partly because my mother always told me that if you don’t have something nice to say,...
  • Jun 26

    Same-Sex Marriage Rate

    Same-Sex Marriage Rate
    From Bloomberg: Three years after the U.S. Supreme Court forced the federal government to recognize same-sex marriages, and one year after the justices told holdout states to do the same, droves of LGBT Americans are taking advantage of their…
Rank this Week: 2714

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jun 28

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: New York City, June 27-29, 2016

    Fifth Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law: New York City, June 27-29, 2016
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Today through Wednesday, June 27-29, 2016, the Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law will host its fifth edition, at the New York University School of Law. The Forum is convened by Dino…
  • Jun 27

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, June 28, 2016

    Weekly News Wrap: Tuesday, June 28, 2016
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Here’s your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The United States and France supported Hissène Habré, the former…
  • Jun 26

    Avoiding a Rush to the Exit – Article 50 and the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU

    Avoiding a Rush to the Exit – Article 50 and the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU
    by Larry Helfer by Larry Helfer [Laurence R. Helfer is the Harry R. Chadwick, Sr. Professor of Law at Duke University and a permanent visiting professor at iCourts: Center of Excellence for International Courts at the University of…
Rank this Week: 142

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/
  • Jun 27

    Retirement Advisors and the Fiduciary Standard

    Retirement Advisors and the Fiduciary Standard
    Do retirement advisors have to comply with the fiduciary standard when giving clients advice? If you said yes, you'd be right in line with what most folks think. After all, isn't your financial advisory giving you advice about your…
  • Jun 26

    Medicare Appeal

    Medicare Appeal
    The GAO issued a new report on improving the Medicare Appeals process for original Medicare. Medicare Fee-For-Service: Opportunities Remain to Improve Appeals Process was released on June 9, 2016. Here is what the GAO found: The appeals…
  • Jun 24

    When "Good Enough" Is Not Good Enough At All

    When &quot;Good Enough&quot; Is Not Good Enough At All
    Our friend, GW Law Professor Naomi Cahn, has shared with us a recent essay by her long-time friend, Cindy Schweich Handler, who writes of the death of her mother-in-law. This essay presents an important counterpoint to the lawsuit that…
Rank this Week: 659

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 27

    Zhang, "Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions"

    Zhang, &quot;Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions&quot;
    Taisu Zhang (Yale Law School) has posted "Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions," a comparative historical piece that is forthcoming in the Yale Journal of International Law. Here's the abstract:Do “cultural factors”…
  • Jun 27

    Ideology and the Supreme Court: The BackStory Episode

    Ideology and the Supreme Court: The BackStory Episode
    BackStory, a radio show and podcast by Ed Ayers, Brian Balogh, and Peter Onuf, recently posted the episode Above The Fray? Ideology & the Court, with guests Nina Totenberg, Jeffrey Rosen, RonNell Anderson Jones, Kevin Gutzman, Larry…
  • Jun 27

    Perlingeiro on European and American Influences on Administrative Law in Latin America

    Perlingeiro on European and American Influences on Administrative Law in Latin America
    [Last November, we noted the Portuguese version of "A Historical Perspective on Administrative Jurisdiction in Latin America: Continental European Tradition versus US Influence," by Ricardo Perlingeiro, Universidade Federal Fluminense;…
Rank this Week: 189