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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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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

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/
  • Aug 21

    Labor Law Roundup

    Labor Law Roundup
    Some recent news and stories of interest: The Nation reports on attempts by workers of a major packing company to highlight poor working conditions and union busting to improve their plight appeal to the good-employer image of Costco, which…
  • Aug 21

    Call for Papers: AALS Poverty Law Section

    Call for Papers: AALS Poverty Law Section
    Annie Smith (University of Arkansas) sends along this call for papers for the AALS Poverty Law Section, who will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting...
  • Aug 20

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)

    Study on Retirement Savings (Or Lack Thereof)
    An important aspect of the job for most employees is the retirement package offered by our employers. As many of us know, most corporations are moving away from a traditional pension-based system to the more common employee-savings based…
Rank this Week: 113

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 21

    I’ve Thought About It Some More: And I Still Think Argentina’s World Court Lawsuit Against the U.S. is Bogu

    I’ve Thought About It Some More: And I Still Think Argentina’s World Court Lawsuit Against the U.S. is Bogu
    by Julian Ku Reasonable people can disagree about the legal merits of U.S. court judgments against Argentina requiring it to pay holdout creditor hedge funds. But I can’t say the same about Argentina’s recently announced claim…
  • Aug 21

    Okay, This Time Britain Really Has Killed Terrorism (Updated)

    Okay, This Time Britain Really Has Killed Terrorism (Updated)
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Last November, I wrote a post entitled “Terrorism Is Dead, and Britain Has Killed It.” I chose that title because I couldn’t imagine a conception of terrorism more absurd than the one…
  • Aug 20

    A Summer of Shifting Alliances?

    A Summer of Shifting Alliances?
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein Just keeping up with the news on international terrorism/counterterrorism this summer could be a full time job. Among many other potentially significant reports, I wanted to highlight this statement…
Rank this Week: 268

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 8

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/
  • Aug 21

    Tillman on the Disqualification Clause

    Tillman on the Disqualification Clause
    Seth Barrett Tillman (National University of Ireland, Maynooth (NUI Maynooth) - Faculty of Law) has posted Originalism & the Scope of the Constitution's Disqualification Clause (Quinnipiac Law Review, Forthcoming, Vol 33, Issue 1, circa…
  • Aug 21

    Pegram on Global Human Rights Governance

    Pegram on Global Human Rights Governance
    Tom Pegram (University College London) has posted Governing Relationships: The New Architecture in Global Human Rights Governance on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The global human rights regime has undergone extraordinary expansion in the last…
  • Aug 21

    Sultany on Islamic Constitutional Theory

    Sultany on Islamic Constitutional Theory
    Nimer Sultany (University of London - School of Oriental and African Studies) has posted Religion and Constitutionalism: Lessons from American and Islamic Constitutionalism (Emory International Law Review, Vol. 28, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Aug 21

    "What Is a DUI 'No Refusal' Weekend?"

    "What Is a DUI 'No Refusal' Weekend?"
    From FindLaw: Typically, a DUI stop may include an officer administering a series of field sobriety tests followed by a breath test to measure a driver's blood alcohol concentration (BAC) if the officer suspects the driver is under the…
  • Aug 21

    Oliver on Prosecutorial Discretion

    Oliver on Prosecutorial Discretion
    Wesley Oliver (Duquesne Law School) has posted Charles Lindbergh, Caryl Chessman, and the Exception Proving the (Potentially Waning) Rule of Broad Prosecutorial Discretion on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Broad prosecutorial discretion is…
  • Aug 21

    Taslitz & Henderson on Third-Party Records and the Grand Jury

    Taslitz & Henderson on Third-Party Records and the Grand Jury
    Andrew E. Taslitz and Stephen E. Henderson (American University - Washington College of Law and University of Oklahoma College of Law) has posted Protecting Privacy in Third Party Records: Can the Grand Jury Help? (American University Law…
Rank this Week: 217

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Aug 21

    A Few More Special Topics in the Final Tax Whistleblower Regulation

    A Few More Special Topics in the Final Tax Whistleblower Regulation
    I’m posting again on the August IRS final regulations for tax whistleblowers, whose principal author is Melissa A. Jarboe of the Office of theAssociate Chief Counsel (Procedure and Administration). This could be a very boring post, because…
  • Aug 20

    Final Tax Whistleblower Regulations Were Recently Issued

    Final Tax Whistleblower Regulations Were Recently Issued
    I’m experiencing the thrill of influencing national policy--- something Law-and-Econ-Blogger Gamage is well acquainted with, since he worked on government health care regulations. It’s a modest thrill, though. The regulations for…
  • Aug 20

    Do preventive law enforcement methods increase type-I errors?

    Do preventive law enforcement methods increase type-I errors?
    I've recently been working on an article on preventive law enforcement methods. By preventive law enforcement methods, I mean any kind of pre-crime intervention that has the goal of preventing crime before it actually occurs. A good example…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 21

    Today's Tweet of the Day

    Today's Tweet of the Day
    George Will: "From cupcakes to the police, fed up with government" http://t.co/H9t1QuSQSY "The cupcake postulate" makes sense to me. — Stephen Bainbridge (@ProfBainbridge) August 21, 2014 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Aug 21

    A great object lesson in cost benefit analysi

    A great object lesson in cost benefit analysi
    Wait for David Mitchell to start at about 0:55 [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Aug 21

    Why I don't teach Citizens United in Business Associations (and won't add Hobby Lobby)

    Why I don't teach Citizens United in Business Associations (and won't add Hobby Lobby)
    Anne Tucker opines: Fellow BLPB blogers have shared on and off line their coverage scope and strategies for Business Associations/Corporations. In thinking about how to fit in big corporate... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 21

    Why Checks and Balances Must Come First

    Why Checks and Balances Must Come First
    In my last post, I posed a question to readers: Do we need a global digital bill of rights? It was also the topic of a fascinating panel discussion I moderated in at the CBA’s CLC in St. John’s last week. Perhaps predictably,…
  • Aug 21

    Rethinking the Way a Court Formats and Publishes Its Judgment

    Rethinking the Way a Court Formats and Publishes Its Judgment
    If you could change the way a court formatted or published its judgments, what changes would you recommend? XML? Typography? Are there any courts whose judgments you think are better (looking) than the rest? Or are there any ongoing…
  • Aug 21

    Interesting Take on the Duty to Accommodate

    Interesting Take on the Duty to Accommodate
    An employer can do nothing and still meet its duty to accommodate, so long as it turns out that the employer could not have accommodated the complainant without undue hardship. This was the decision of the Federal Court of Appeal in the…
Rank this Week: 68

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Aug 21

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): A better understanding of mental illness hasn’t reduced the stigma around it, Washington Post In The Popular Press: The Machine that Tried to Scan the Brain -- In 1862, NPR Brains of Autistic…
  • Aug 15

    "Autonomy and Enhancement"

    "Autonomy and Enhancement"
    Recently published in Neuroethics: "Autonomy and Enhancement", by G. Owen Schaefer, Guy Kahane, and Julian Savulescu Abstract Some have objected to human enhancement on the grounds that it violates the autonomy of the enhanced. These…
  • Aug 14

    "Morse, Mind, and Mental Causation"

    "Morse, Mind, and Mental Causation"
    Recently published in SSRN (and forthcoming in Criminal Law and Philosophy): "Morse, Mind, and Mental Causation" MICHAEL S. PARDO, University of Alabama School of Law DENNIS PATTERSON, European University Institute, Rutgers University School…
Rank this Week: 195

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/
  • Aug 21

    Improving Bar Passage Rates for At-risk Students: Learning from Western State

    Improving Bar Passage Rates for At-risk Students: Learning from Western State
    It may well be that there are too many law schools in the country. Clearly, the number of law school graduates in recent years has exceeded the number of jobs for new lawyers. But it is equally clear that few...
  • Aug 21

    Concordia Law School ABA Accreditation Decision Deferred

    Concordia Law School ABA Accreditation Decision Deferred
    The ABA has apparently deferred a decision on Concordia Law's accreditation application. It appointed a factfinder to go to the Boise, Idaho campus to gather more information on the application. This is high stakes for the 45 Concordia…
  • Aug 20

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Work

    CFP: Applied Feminism and Work
    CALL FOR PAPERS: "APPLIED FEMINISM AND WORK" The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied…
Rank this Week: 155

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 21

    Providing for Your Pet

    Providing for Your Pet
    Losing a pet can be just as difficult as losing a family member. While many people outlive their pets, there is also the possibility that a pet can outlive their owner. In this situation, many pet owners would want their...
  • Aug 21

    Same-Sex Marriages Delayed by Supreme Court

    Same-Sex Marriages Delayed by Supreme Court
    On Wednesday the U.S. Supreme Court granted a request to delay the enforcement of an appeals court ruling that overturned Virginia’s same-sex marriage ban. For gay and lesbian couples, this means they are currently unable to legally wed.…
  • Aug 21

    Twitter's New Policy Removes Images of Deceased

    Twitter's New Policy Removes Images of Deceased
    Late Tuesday Twitter indicated it would be removing images and videos of deceased people at the request of family members; however, it put conditions on the policy. Twitter made this announcement a week after the daughter of the late…
Rank this Week: 64

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 21

    Practitioner Toolkit on Refugee and Asylee Adjustment

    Practitioner Toolkit on Refugee and Asylee Adjustment
    The Boston University School of Law Immigrants' Rights Clinic and the Penn State Dickinson School of Law Center for Immigrants' Rights are pleased to release a practitioner toolkit on refugee and asylee adjustment. This toolkit was prepared…
  • Aug 21

    California Legislation for Funds and Assistance for Unaccompanied Minor

    California Legislation for Funds and Assistance for Unaccompanied Minor
    From California Governor Brown: Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr., Attorney General Kamala D. Harris, Senate President pro Tem Darrell Steinberg, Assembly Speaker Toni Atkins and members of the Latino Legislative Caucus today announced legislation…
  • Aug 21

    Your Playlist: Lucas, Spin the Globe

    Your Playlist: Lucas, Spin the Globe
    A few years ago, I had the pleasure of hearing immprof Jayesh Rathod of American University Washington College of Law speak about using music in the classroom. He noted that music can be a terrific pedagogical tool, helping to illustrate...
Rank this Week: 51

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: 238

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/
  • Aug 21

    Sample Civil Procedure Multistate Bar Exam Questions Posted

    Sample Civil Procedure Multistate Bar Exam Questions Posted
    The National Conference of Bar Examiners has released eleven Civil Procedure Sample Multistate Bar Examination questions. As we reported earlier, Civil Procedure will be included for the first time on the MBE administration in February 2015.
  • Aug 18

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement

    Zimmerman on Presidential Settlement
    Adam Zimmerman (Loyola Los Angeles) has a guest post at the Penn Program on Regulation on regulating settlements brokered by the executive branch.
  • Aug 18

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine

    Hastings Law Journal Symposium on Atlantic Marine
    We covered earlier the upcoming Hastings Law Journal symposium on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Atlantic Marine Construction Co. v. U.S. District Court. It will take place in San Francisco on Friday, September 19th. Here’s an…
Rank this Week: 304

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/
  • Aug 21

    Is the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Law Working?

    Is the Dodd-Frank Whistleblower Law Working?
    Two news articles about the Dodd-Frank whistleblower law caught my eye this week. The first was an Op-Ed in the New York Times, in which Joe Nocera profiled a Mass Mutual whistleblower, who received a $400,000 reward—the upper level of...
  • Aug 20

    Corporate Constitutional Themes in Survey Corporations/BA course

    Corporate Constitutional Themes in Survey Corporations/BA course
    Fellow BLPB blogers have shared on and off line their coverage scope and strategies for Business Associations/Corporations. In thinking about how to fit in big corporate constitutional questions into a syllabus that is already jam packed with…
  • Aug 19

    Summer's Over: More On Teaching Business Organization

    Summer's Over: More On Teaching Business Organization
    At West Virginia University College of Law, we started classes yesterday, and I taught my first classes of the year: Energy Law in the morning and Business Organizations in the afternoon. As I do with a new year coming, I...
Rank this Week: 271

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/
  • Aug 21

    Watch Oral Argument Before Ohio Supreme Court on "Asset Transfer" Case

    Watch Oral Argument Before Ohio Supreme Court on "Asset Transfer" Case
    Wow! Medicaid transfer rules argued in prime time! (Well, almost...) On August 20, the Ohio Supreme Court heard oral argument on Estate of Atkinson v. Ohio Dept. of Job & Family Services, Case No. 2013-1773. Video of the presentations…
  • Aug 21

    An Elder's Planned Suicide or a Daughter's Premeditated Murder?

    An Elder's Planned Suicide or a Daughter's Premeditated Murder?
    Pennsylvania has had its share of tragic recent stories connected to the death of older persons under circumstances that raise a question of suicide or murder. Sadly, New Mexico now provides another example, where an 89-year old woman was…
  • Aug 21

    Changes Recommended for VA Fiduciary Program to Better Protect Veteran

    Changes Recommended for VA Fiduciary Program to Better Protect Veteran
    Recent Duke Law graduate Whitney Bosworth Blazek is the author of a timely, interesting note, "Combating Privatization: Modifying Veterans Administration Fiduciary Program to Protect Incompetent Veterans" in a recent issue of the…
Rank this Week: 532

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 186

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/
  • Aug 21

    Sara & Sankoff Discuss! Part 1

    Sara & Sankoff Discuss! Part 1
    As the beginning of the school year draws ever closer, I know I have not been the only one contemplating the predicament our young 1Ls will find themselves in this September. This has been a topic of discussion amongst my...
  • Aug 19

    Why (not) Study Law?

    Why (not) Study Law?
    Michael Krauss, who teaches at Geroge Mason University School of Law, my law school, has some advice to incoming first-year law students. Read the whole thing, but his punch line(s) is: Are you interested in pursuing Justice, in making the...
  • Aug 18

    Housing Cost

    Housing Cost
    Anytime you see a city that has expensive housing, one needs only to look for some regulation that keeps them so:
Rank this Week: 722

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/
  • Aug 21

    Will Alaska Have Its Own Law School?

    Will Alaska Have Its Own Law School?
    You may have heard some rumblings suggesting that new law school will be springing up in Alaska, but I am doubtful. A diligent reporter at the Alaska Dispatch News traced out the story line. It sounds like an ambitious individual...
  • Aug 21

    Call for Papers: Applied Feminism at Work

    Call for Papers: Applied Feminism at Work
    The University of Baltimore School of Law’s Center on Applied Feminism seeks submissions for its Eighth Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference. This year’s theme is “Applied Feminism and Work.” The conference will be held on March 5…
  • Aug 20

    Fordham Law creates new 1L course to teach students financial literacy

    Fordham Law creates new 1L course to teach students financial literacy
    According to the school's website, it is the first school in the nation to create a mandatory 1L course in financial literacy. Here are more details from the school's press release: New Course Aims to Teach Students Financial Literacy…
Rank this Week: 2728

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Aug 21

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development

    Rule's new book: Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona) has a new book, Solar, Wind and Land: Conflicts in Renewable Energy Development, just out from Routledge. Here is the description: The global demand for clean, renewable energy has rapidly expanded in recent years and…
  • Aug 21

    Rule's new article: Airspace in an Age of Drone

    Rule's new article: Airspace in an Age of Drone
    Troy A. Rule (Arizona) has just posted Airspace in an Age of Drones on SSRN. The article is forthcoming in the Boston University Law Review. Here is the abstract: The growing interest in domestic drones is drawing new attention to...
  • Aug 21

    UC Hastings hiring lateral/entry level Environmental and Natural Resources Law Professor

    UC Hastings hiring lateral/entry level Environmental and Natural Resources Law Professor
    From David Takacs: The University of California Hastings College of the Law is looking to hire an Environmental and Natural Resources Law Professor to start in the 2015-2016 academic year. We are open to both lateral and entry-level…
Rank this Week: 435

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Aug 21

    DOJ Allows Bank of America to Deduct $12 Billion of $17 Billion Settlement

    DOJ Allows Bank of America to Deduct $12 Billion of $17 Billion Settlement
    Wall Street Journal, BofA Could See $4 Billion in Tax Savings From $16.65 Billion Settlement; Parts of Settlement Reached Over Soured Mortgage Securities Will Be Tax Deductible: Bank of America will pay roughly $4 billion less to the…
  • Aug 21

    Why Did American University’s Law School Plunge in the Rankings?

    Why Did American University’s Law School Plunge in the Rankings?
    Washington City Paper, Why Did American University’s Law School Plunge in the Rankings?: American University’s law school woos its students with a chance at the kind of international law jobs in which they might handle classified…
  • Aug 21

    ObamaCare Tax Forms Pose Challenge for Enrollees, Exchange

    ObamaCare Tax Forms Pose Challenge for Enrollees, Exchange
    Washington Times, Obamacare Tax Forms May Pose Challenge for Enrollees, Exchanges: Obamacare customers won’t be able to file their tax returns next year until the government sends them a form detailing their coverage and tax credits, and if…
Rank this Week: 27

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 21

    Florida Federal District Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional

    Florida Federal District Judge Declares State's Same-Sex Marriage Ban Unconstitutional
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In his 33 page opinion today in Brenner v. Scott, Judge Robert Hinkle of the Northern District of Florida found that Florida's same-sex marriage bans in the…
  • Aug 20

    The Next Campaign Finance Law to Go Down?

    The Next Campaign Finance Law to Go Down?
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Christopher R. Cooper (D.D.C.) earlier this week in Rufer v. FEC granted a plaintiff's motion to send its First Amendment challenge to the restriction on contributions to political parties to…
  • Aug 20

    No Head-of-State Immunity for Finance Minister

    No Head-of-State Immunity for Finance Minister
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge James E. Boasberg (D.D.C.) ruled earlier this week in Sikhs for Justice v. Singh that while Manmohan Singh enjoyed head-of-state immunity from suit in U.S. federal court for acts committed…
Rank this Week: 138

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
Rank this Week: 1172

Juries

Juries

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

http://juries.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Privacy and Juror Questionnaire

    Privacy and Juror Questionnaire
    The NY Times article below highlights how invasive some juror questionnaires can be. Depending on the facts of the case, some jurors have been asked about abortion, adultery, drug use, race and political party affiliation.TV Habits? Medical…
  • Aug 20

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror

    Defendant's Girlfriend Arrested for Trying to Facebook Juror
    To date, many people have heard stories about jurors improperly using the internet to conduct research or communicate with others. Unfortunately, the stories have become all too common. What most people don't hear …
  • Aug 19

    SCT Briefs for Warger v. Shauer

    SCT Briefs for Warger v. Shauer
    Additional briefs for Warger v. Shauers, which will be argued before the U.S. Supreme Court this term, can be found below.  The issue in Shauers is as follows:Does Federal Rule of Evidence 606(b) permit a party moving for a new…
Rank this Week: 2469

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 33

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/
  • Aug 21

    GAO: Defense Department Violated Law In Bergdahl-GTMO Detainee Swap

    GAO: Defense Department Violated Law In Bergdahl-GTMO Detainee Swap
    So concludes this report from the Government Accountability Office, which apparently was written in response to a request by various Senators.  The document opens: This responds to your June 13, 2014, request for our opinion on…
  • Aug 21

    Government Protection of Classified Information, August 2014 [UPDATED]

    Government Protection of Classified Information, August 2014 [UPDATED]
    From this morning’s NYT story on the Foley rescue operation: The officials revealed the mission in a conference call with reporters, in which they spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the classified nature of the operation. .…
  • Aug 21

    Snowden Interview with James Bamford

    Snowden Interview with James Bamford
    Here’s a lengthy interview with Edward Snowden by James Bamford in Wired. There’s very little new in it—though some new details are in there about programs and activities that shocked Snowden while he was at…
Rank this Week: 62

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/
  • Aug 21

    Conference Announcement: Bill Whitford Conference at Temple

    Conference Announcement: Bill Whitford Conference at Temple
    Unfortuantely, this conference, scheduled for October 24, 2014, conflicts with the conference in honor of Charles Knapp, about which we posted yesterday. You will have to choose. Killer line-ups for both. You can find details for the Bill…
  • Aug 21

    Contracts and the Case of Steven Salaita

    Contracts and the Case of Steven Salaita
    A lot of ink has been spilled over this subject, and I don't have much to add, except to note that I have not seen a very many good discussions of the contract issues. The very short version of the...
  • Aug 20

    Save the Dates: Knapp Conference & KCON 10

    Save the Dates: Knapp Conference & KCON 10
    The University of California Hastings College of the Law is sponsoring a symposium to honor Professor Charles L. Knapp (left) on the completion of his 50th year of law teaching. (He began his teaching career at NYU School of Law...
Rank this Week: 334

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Kisilowski on Lawyers, the Rule of Law, and "Socialist Legality"

    Kisilowski on Lawyers, the Rule of Law, and "Socialist Legality"
    Although the article, appearing in the Fall 2014 issue of Law & Social Inquiry, is gated, I want to note the publication online of The Middlemen: The Legal Profession, the Rule of Law, and Authoritarian Regimes, by Maciej Kisilowski,…
  • Aug 21

    A MOOC on the Legacy of the Paris Peace Conference

    A MOOC on the Legacy of the Paris Peace Conference
    Sarah Bannerman, a researcher at the Law School of the University of Glasgow, writes to draw our attention to a forthcoming MOOC on which she and Professor Christian Tams, also of Glasgow Law, have been working, in collaboration with the…
  • Aug 21

    Dudziak on the Future as a Concept in National Security Law

    Dudziak on the Future as a Concept in National Security Law
    LHB Founder Mary L. Dudziak, Emory University School of Law, has posted The Future as a Concept in National Security Law, which is forthcoming in the Pepperdine Law Review.  Here is the abstract:     With their focus…
Rank this Week: 65

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    Viterbo: Seeing Torture Anew: A Transnational Reconceptualization of State Torture and Visual Evidence

    Viterbo: Seeing Torture Anew: A Transnational Reconceptualization of State Torture and Visual Evidence
    Hedi Viterbo (SOAS, University of London) has posted Seeing Torture Anew: A Transnational Reconceptualization of State Torture and Visual Evidence (Stanford Journal of International Law, Vol. 50, no. 2, pp. 281-317, 2014). Here's the…
  • Aug 21

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law

    New Issue: Journal of Private International Law
    The latest issue of the Journal of Private International Law (Vol. 10, no. 2, August 2014) is out. Contents include:Ben Chen, Historical Foundations of Choice of Law in Fiduciary Obligations Monika Pauknerová & Magdalena…
  • Aug 21

    Call for Submissions: Australian International Law Journal

    Call for Submissions: Australian International Law Journal
    A call for submissions has been issued by the Australian International Law Journal for its forthcoming volume. Here's the call:The Australian International Law Journal, published by the International Law Association (Australian Branch), calls…
Rank this Week: 46

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Aug 21

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?

    Outsourcing the Board: A Good Idea?
    This week’s Economist has a column praising my UCLAW colleague Stephen Bainbridge’s and University of Chicago law professor Todd Henderson’s...
  • Aug 20

    Trying To Understand New York State's Regulation Of Busine

    Trying To Understand New York State's Regulation Of Busine
    You'd think that the state that's home to the center of American business would take a Delaware-style light touch approach...
  • Aug 19

    In Praise of Maritza Munich

    In Praise of Maritza Munich
    The blogosphere is filled with chatter about the recent decision Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. v. Indiana Electrical Workers Pension Trust Fund...
Rank this Week: 98

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    People v. Lucas (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Aug. 21, 2014)

    People v. Lucas (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Aug. 21, 2014)
    This opinion is difficult to get through.  Not merely because of its length.  It recounts a brutal -- truly brutal -- series of crimes.  Profoundly disturbing.I'll skip over the overwhelming majority of the stuff.  Though…
  • Aug 21

    Martinez v. Aero Carribean (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2014)

    Martinez v. Aero Carribean (9th Cir. - Aug. 21, 2014)
    It's fitting that two of the three members of this panel -- including the author of the opinion -- are former law professors.  Because the issue is straight out of a first-year civil procedure exam:Does personal jurisdiction based upon…
  • Aug 20

    Pacific Shores Hospital v. United Behavioral Health (9th Cir. - Aug. 20, 2014)

    Pacific Shores Hospital v. United Behavioral Health (9th Cir. - Aug. 20, 2014)
    Want to know why many people hate insurance companies?  Stuff like this.United Behavioral Health kicks a severely anorexic, 88-pound woman who's planning to starve herself to death or overdose on laxatives out of the hospital because…
Rank this Week: 215

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Aug 21

    Learning the “Old-Fashioned Way”: Study Says Taking Notes by Hand Better for Recall

    Learning the “Old-Fashioned Way”: Study Says Taking Notes by Hand Better for Recall
    These days, it’s hard to find a law student who doesn’t come to class with a laptop or tablet of some type. Even if the student avoids the temptation to access the Internet during class and simply uses his laptop to take notes,…
  • Aug 20

    Rule 18.2: Comments on Bluebook Citation to Internet Resource

    Rule 18.2: Comments on Bluebook Citation to Internet Resource
    Rule 18.2 in the Bluebook governs citation to sources and information available on the Internet. Although the rules in the Nineteenth Edition provide significantly more guidance on the subject than the general principles articulated in the…
  • Aug 20

    Of Trump Cards and Lawyering

    Of Trump Cards and Lawyering
    Some of the best and the worst of the legal profession can be seen through Socha v. Boughton, No. 12-1598, decided by the Seventh Circuit this past week. The substance of the case involved the court’s applying — for the first time…
Rank this Week: 789

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: 144

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 21

    5th Circuit: Interior's Eagle Feather Rules Violate RFRA

    5th Circuit: Interior's Eagle Feather Rules Violate RFRA
    In McAllen Grace Brethren Church v. Salazar, (5th Cir., Aug. 20, 2014), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals held that the Department of Interior had not sufficiently shown that its policy of limiting permits for the possession of…
  • Aug 21

    A Note To Religion Clause Reader

    A Note To Religion Clause Reader
    A Note to Religion Clause Reders:The corollary to this famous New Yorker cartoon by Peter Steiner is that on the Internet nobody knows where you are located either.  So I wanted to let readers know that this week I am moving from Atlanta…
  • Aug 21

    Pennsylvania Diocese Gets Permanent Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Mandate

    Pennsylvania Diocese Gets Permanent Injunction Against ACA Contraceptive Mandate
    In Brandt v. Burwell, (WD PA, Aug. 20, 2014), a Pennsylvania federal district court issued a permanent injunction under RFRA against requiring the Diocese of Greensburg, Pennsylvania and affiliated organizations to comply with the…
Rank this Week: 54

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: 231

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/
  • Aug 21

    Waiver Of Ineffective Assistance Claims As Part Of Plea Bargain Violates Ethics Rule

    Waiver Of Ineffective Assistance Claims As Part Of Plea Bargain Violates Ethics Rule
    The Kentucky Supreme Court has affirmed a Bar Association Ethics Opinion that ...deals[s] with the ethical ramifications of one aspect of..."horse trading between prosecutor and defense counsel." The United States Attorneys for the…
  • Aug 21

    Inherit The Wind

    Inherit The Wind
    An opinion yesterday from the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department It is a well-established equitable principle that a wrongdoer should not benefit from his or her own wrongdoing. On this appeal, this Court is…
  • Aug 20

    New book on reform and challenges in the Irish legal profession after bailout by Troika

    New book on reform and challenges in the Irish legal profession after bailout by Troika
    Maeve Hosier, a recent doctoral graduate of NUI Galway, has published her thesis The Regulation of the Legal Profession in Ireland. After seeing her Law & Society Asssociation conference talk on the Irish financial meltdown and its…
Rank this Week: 262

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 21

    Kentucky Supremes strike down pleas with waivers of IAC claim

    Kentucky Supremes strike down pleas with waivers of IAC claim
    Very big news and a "must read" for our field. Do the feds have options left to attack this ruling? I imagine they are deeply disappointed by it. The opinion is below. Our earlier coverage here. I'm told that the...
  • Aug 21

    "Do occupational-licensing laws trump the First Amendment?"

    "Do occupational-licensing laws trump the First Amendment?"
    NYT round-table about doctors. (Lots of people have written on the topic as it applies to lawyers. I've enjoyed Margaret Tarkington's articles.)
  • Aug 20

    Must or Should D.A. Robert McCulloch Step Aside in the Michael Brown case?

    Must or Should D.A. Robert McCulloch Step Aside in the Michael Brown case?
    A NYT editorial tonight says Robert McCulloch should should step aside in the Michael Brown case. Among the reasons: When he was a boy, "his father [a police officer] was killed on the job...by a black suspect while helping another...
Rank this Week: 208

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 21

    West Virgina Man Granted DNA Testing

    West Virgina Man Granted DNA Testing
    More than a year after a West Virginia man filed petitions for release with help from West Virginia Public Defenders and the West Virginia Innocence Project, a judge ruled in favor of new DNA testing. Joseph Lavigne, Jr. was convicted in 1996…
  • Aug 20

    Another Wrongful Conviction Settlement in New York

    Another Wrongful Conviction Settlement in New York
    Four years after Brooklyn prosecutors agreed to release a man convicted of a 1994 murder he didn't commit, he has reached a $10 million settlement with the city. The Daily News reported that Jabbar Collins, who spent more than 15 years in…
  • Aug 19

    Illinois' DNA Access Law Expanded

    Illinois' DNA Access Law Expanded
    Legislation to expand Illinois' post-conviction DNA testing access law to inmates that have pleaded guilty was signed by the governor on Friday, acknowledging that innocent defendants sometimes plead guilty to avoid a severe punishment. The…
Rank this Week: 293

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 21

    Scotland Yard, The ISIS Video, and Terrorism

    Scotland Yard, The ISIS Video, and Terrorism
    The UK's Metropolitan Police is warning individuals and social media users that sharing or even viewing the video of reporter James Foley's brutal execution could be grounds for prosecution under the UK's terrorism statute. However, while…
  • Aug 21

    More Writers Object To Amazon Policie

    More Writers Object To Amazon Policie
    A number of German writers have now joined the chorus protesting Amazon's policy promoting e-books, alleging that the online retailing giant delays or fails to promote the products of those authors whose publishers do not agree to Amazon's…
  • Aug 20

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter

    ISIS Kills US Journalist, Threatens Another Reporter
    The U.S. government has confirmed that ISIS militants have murdered reporter James Foley, who disappeared in Syria nearly two years ago. President Barack Obama addressed the nation, saying that both the U.S. and the world are horrified at…
Rank this Week: 17

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Aug 21

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived

    The fall issue of JALWD has arrived
    The fall issue of Legal Communication and Rhetoric: JALWD arrived in my mailbox today with lots of interesting articles. One that caught my eye is Hawking Hyphens in Compound Modifiers. Its author, Joan Magat, urges readers to hyphenate…
  • Aug 20

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink

    Bench Slap of the Day: Don't Plead the Kitchen Sink
    From a federal district court decision authored by Judge Harry D. Leinenweber: The Court would like to make an observation. The parties should consider long and hard before requesting leave to amend any of the dismissed counts other than…
  • Aug 14

    New book on persuasion

    New book on persuasion
    Linda Edwards has published a new book titled Readings in Persuasion: Briefs That Changed the World. As Lucille Jewell’s review of the book explains, it presents briefs from real cases, including Loving v. Virginia and Lawrence v. Texas,…
Rank this Week: 237

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 21

    Key primary source documents for Chinese law in translation

    Key primary source documents for Chinese law in translation
    Rachel Stern at Berkeley and PhD student Tobias Smith have done the community a great service in not just putting together a list of key primary source documents in Chinese law and where they can be found, but also uploading...
  • Aug 18

    Protecting your IP in China: the on-line game

    Protecting your IP in China: the on-line game
    Yes, there really is an on-line game (also available in downloadable form) about protecting your IP in China - brought to you by the European Commission's China IPR SME Helpdesk. It's available here. HT to the China Law Blog, which...
  • Aug 12

    The Peter Humphrey case: my (preliminary) take

    The Peter Humphrey case: my (preliminary) take
    I have now had time to read quickly thro...
Rank this Week: 631

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 21

    A Somewhat Interesting Question from a Terrible, Terrible Writer

    A Somewhat Interesting Question from a Terrible, Terrible Writer
    At Slate, regular higher education writer Rebecca Schuman raises the question whether a professor should ever assign to students a book that he or she has written. Her answer: No, never! Except, yes, sometimes. And adjuncts probably should do…
  • Aug 21

    Two-way video

    Two-way video
    Police body cameras are often seen as a panacea in police-public relations and in controlling police misconduct. Judge Scheindlin endorsed them during closing arguments in the New York stop-and-frisk trial. As I have written before, I support…
  • Aug 21

    Judging similarity (Part 2)

    Judging similarity (Part 2)
    In my first post on this subject, I wrote about the background that motivated us to conduct our studies on copyright infringement for our paper “Judging Similarity”. Today, I would like to discuss our methodology and results in more…
Rank this Week: 41

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 21

    Work On! Internships available at International Justice Project, Newark, NJ

    Work On! Internships available at International Justice Project, Newark, NJ
    The International Justice Project is seeking four interns for fall 2014, to be based in the nonprofit’s Newark, NJ, office. Descriptions of the positions are available here and below: Law and Policy Internship The intern…
  • Aug 20

    Call For Papers: AALS International Human Rights Section

    Call For Papers: AALS International Human Rights Section
    The AALS Section on International Human Rights is pleased to announce that it will sponsor a call for papers for its program during the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C. The program will be called Global Perspectives on Human…
  • Aug 18

    When May States Lawfully Recruit Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias?

    When May States Lawfully Recruit Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias?
    All states have an intrinsic right to call upon their citizens to undertake military service, but under what circumstances may states recruit citizens into irregular forces or civil militias? And what if the citizens are internally displaced…
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