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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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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/
  • Jul 1

    Dagan & Dorfman on Private Property as a Human Right

    Dagan & Dorfman on Private Property as a Human Right
    Hanoch Dagan and Avihay Dorfman (Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law and Tel Aviv University - Buchmann Faculty of Law) have posted The Human Right to Private Property on SSRN. Here is the abstract: For private property to...
  • Jul 1

    Rabkin on Proportionality in the Law of Armed Conflict

    Rabkin on Proportionality in the Law of Armed Conflict
    Jeremy Rabkin (George Mason University School of Law) has posted Proportionality in Perspective: Historical Light on the Law of Armed Conflict (San Diego International Law Journal, Vol. 16, No. 2, pp. 263-340, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
  • Jul 1

    Pilpilidis on Constitutional Resistance

    Pilpilidis on Constitutional Resistance
    Konstantinos Pilpilidis (University of Hamburg - Institute of Law and Economics) has posted When Rock Trumps Paper: A Theory of Constitutional Resistance on SSRN. Here is the abstract: When emergency provisions in the constitution are abused,…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • Jul 1

    [David Bernstein] Doran on Oren’s “Ally”

    [David Bernstein] Doran on Oren’s “Ally”
    The Democratic establishment spin machine has been in full-spin mode over former Israeli ambassador to the United States Michael Oren’s memoir, Ally, which is highly critical of Obama Administration policy. The Post, for example,…
  • Jun 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Supreme Court smacks EPA for ignoring costs, but mercury rule likely to persevere
    With its last decision of the OT2014 term, in Michigan v. EPA, the Supreme Court held, by a vote of 5-4, that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency unreasonably failed to consider costs when deciding to regulate mercury emissions…
  • Jun 30

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report

    [Todd Zywicki] New column at US News and World Report
    Chad Reese and I have a new column at U.S. News and World Report: “Redundant Today, Essential Tomorrow: Congress is Taking Necessary Steps to Keep the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Line.” An excerpt: So if the bureau is…
Rank this Week: 8

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Obergefell on Conscience

    Obergefell on Conscience
    Douglas NeJaime & Reva SiegelAs religious liberty objections to marriage continue to mount, what does Obergefell v. Hodges have to say?Opponents have long invoked religious liberty as an argument against same-sex marriage. As an amicus…
  • Jul 1

    Fragile Democracies: An Interview with Sam Issacharoff

    Fragile Democracies: An Interview with Sam Issacharoff
    I recently spoke with Sam Issacharoff (NYU Law School) about his new book, Fragile Democracies: Contested Power in the Era of Constitutional Courts (Cambridge University Press, 2015).JB: You are one of the foremost experts on American…
  • Jun 30

    Hobby Lobby’s Bitter Anniversary

    Hobby Lobby’s Bitter Anniversary
    Nelson Tebbe, Richard Schragger, and Micah SchwartzmanA year ago today, the Supreme Court handed down Hobby Lobby. There, famously, the Court extended a religion accommodation to a business corporation, freeing it from the legal obligation to…
Rank this Week: 138

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 53

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: 958

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
  • Jul 1

    Undue Burden and Federalism

    Undue Burden and Federalism
    Before saying more on the cases just decided, I want to throw out an observation about the Texas abortion regulations that were stayed by the Court yesterday. Suppose that Rhode Island put strict limitations on abortions.  If that…
  • Jul 1

    FAN 66 (First Amendment News) Another money-is-speech controversy — Court agrees to hear public employee union free-speech case

    FAN 66 (First Amendment News) Another money-is-speech controversy — Court agrees to hear public employee union free-speech case
    As this case came to us, the principal question it presented was whether to overrule Abood: The petitioners devoted the lion’s share of their briefing and argument to urging us to overturn that nearly 40-year-old precedent . . . .…
  • Jun 30

    Death Penalty Free Riding

    Death Penalty Free Riding
    With the constitutional debate on the death penalty now back on, I want to make an observation about that punishment that flows from the recently completed Boston Marathon bomber trial. It seems to me that the DOJ’s decision to seek the…
Rank this Week: 111

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Symposium on Hartog's "Someday All This Will Be Yours"

    Symposium on Hartog's "Someday All This Will Be Yours"
    Law & Social Inquiry 40:2 (Summer 2015), available online shortly, includes a symposium on Hendrik Hartog's Someday All This Will Be Yours: A History of Inheritance and Old Age, with contributions from Naomi Cahn, Mary Anne Case, Nina A.…
  • Jul 1

    "Law As" III

    "Law As" III
    Eleven essays from the third “Law As...” symposium, organized by Christopher Tomlins and held at UC Irvine Law in April 2014, are out in the most recent issue of the U.C. Irvine Law Review, Volume 5, No. 2 (June 2015).  They…
  • Jun 30

    Samito on "Constitution and Law" during the Civil War

    Samito on "Constitution and Law" during the Civil War
    Christian G. Samito, a lecturer in law at the Boston University School of Law, has posted Constitution and Law, an entry in A Companion to the U.S. Civil War (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2014).This essay examines various aspects of legal…
Rank this Week: 76

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 1

    Legal Secretary Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Estate

    Legal Secretary Pleads Guilty To Stealing From Estate
    An Ohio legal secretary has pled guilty to stealing over $100,000 from several estates who's cases were being handled by her employer. The prosecution has recommended a two year sentence but the judge has not yet issued the penalties to...
  • Jul 1

    9th Circuit Rules On Bob Marley False Endorsement Case

    9th Circuit Rules On Bob Marley False Endorsement Case
    The estate of legendary singer Bob Marley formed a company, after his death, with the intent to license his image for apparel and other merchandise. The estate issued a license for a company to have the exclusive right to use...
  • Jul 1

    Long-Term Care In The Digital Age

    Long-Term Care In The Digital Age
    Senior citizens are the fastest growing age group in the United States and will place a tremendous burden on the long-term care sector as the Baby Boomers reach retirement age. The problems that will be encountered cannot fully be…
Rank this Week: 75

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/
  • Jul 1

    Section 13(d) Reporting: A Securities Regulation Hot Mess?

    Section 13(d) Reporting: A Securities Regulation Hot Mess?
    As I earlier noted, on June 23rd, I moderated a teleconference on proposals to shorten the Section 13(d) reporting period, currently fixed by statute and regulation at 10 days. If you don't mind registering with Proxy Mosaic, you can…
  • Jul 1

    Greenfield & Winkler on Recent Supreme Court Cases & Corporate Personhood

    Greenfield & Winkler on Recent Supreme Court Cases & Corporate Personhood
    Last week Kent Greenfield and Adam Winkler published "The U.S. Supreme Court's Cultivation of Corporate Personhood," in the Atlantic discussing two recent Supreme Court opinions. Greenfield and Winkler covered the ruling in Horne v.…
  • Jun 30

    It May Be Dumb, But Short-Termism Can Be A Valid Business Strategy

    It May Be Dumb, But Short-Termism Can Be A Valid Business Strategy
    Last week, S.E.C Commissioner Daniel M. Gallagher, gave a speech, Activism, Short-Termism, and the SEC: Remarks at the 21st Annual Stanford Directors’ College. I agree with many of Commissioner Gallagher's views on short-termism, and (I…
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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

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 1

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal

    Delving More Into Jeff G.'s Importance to the Adnan Syed Trial/Appeal
    On Monday's Addendum Episode of the Undisclosed Podcast, we delved more into Jay's statement that Jeff G. drove him to Woodlawn High School on January 13, 1999, where he saw his girlfriend Stephanie. Specifically, we talked about the notes…
  • Jun 30

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen

    A Quick Thought on Adnan Syed's Motion to Reopen
    Today, Adnan Syed filed his Motion to Re-Open Postconviction Proceedings. As should be clear to the readers of this blog, I agree with many of the arguments made in the motion: -It is "in the interests of justice" to reopen...
  • Jun 30

    The Defense Failed to Contact Adnan's Track Teammate Will, a Potential Alibi Witne

    The Defense Failed to Contact Adnan's Track Teammate Will, a Potential Alibi Witne
    This seems huge to me. Yesterday, I posted an entry which discussed how Adnan's defense team failed to contact his track teammates until after October 16, 1999. But what if it turns out that at least some of these track...
Rank this Week: 326

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2

    Antitrust Chronicle Summer 2015, Volume 6 Number 2
    Compliance Complexities Joseph Murphy, Jun 30, 2015 Agency Assessments of Compliance Programs No matter what an agency may say in speeches about the importance of compliance and ethics efforts, if it ignores good programs in practice, then…
  • Jul 1

    From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment

    From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment
    Jörg Oechssler, University of Heidelberg, Alex Roomets, Franklin and Marshall College, and Stefan Roth, Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona offer From Imitation to Collusion - A Comment. ABSTRACT: In oligopoly, imitating the most successful…
  • Jul 1

    A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction

    A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction
    Oleksandr Shcherbakov and Naoki Wakamori, both University of Mannheimm offer A simple way to identify the degree of collusion under proportional reduction. ABSTRACT: Proportional reduction is a common cartel practice, in which cartel members…
Rank this Week: 55

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 1

    Pope Francis Focuses U.S. and World on Migration

    Pope Francis Focuses U.S. and World on Migration
    photo by Aletia Image Department Pope Francis is coming to Philadelphia in September. In a speech planned for outside of Independence Hall, the pope will address immigration, "one of his favorite pastoral issues." It will be his…
  • Jul 1

    Theorizing Immigration Control by Colin Grey

    Theorizing Immigration Control by Colin Grey
    Theorizing Immigration Control The injustices that result from immigration governance are glaring. They are so glaring that normative theorizing about such governance may seem, at best, a low priority. At worst, theorizing may seem a way of…
  • Jul 1

    Fifth Circuit Panel Set for Arguments in Texas v. United State

    Fifth Circuit Panel Set for Arguments in Texas v. United State
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit on Monday announced the panel of judges who will hear arguments on the merits on the U.S. government's challenge to an injunction halting President Obama's executive actions on immigration.…
Rank this Week: 71

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/
  • Jul 1

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Director of Bar Preparation

    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Director of Bar Preparation
    University of Detroit Mercy School of Law Director of Bar Preparation University of Detroit Mercy School of Law seeks applicants to direct and expand its bar preparation program. The Director of Bar Preparation will administer and assess the…
  • Jun 30

    Remembering Who You Are and What You Want to Become

    Remembering Who You Are and What You Want to Become
    Many of our students have always been the top of the heap in public education and later college and graduate education. In law school, they find themselves with a group of colleagues who are equally bright and equally successful. Add...
  • Jun 29

    ASP Position at UNLV Boyd School of Law

    ASP Position at UNLV Boyd School of Law
    The William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Assistant Director, Academic Success Program, William S. Boyd School of Law, Search # 15476. UNLV is a comprehensive research university of…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Trend in Tax Law Scholarship

    Trend in Tax Law Scholarship
    Hello to the PrawfsBlawg community! I am a tax law scholar new to PrawfsBlawg blogging, and will explore what I perceive to be an increasingly prominent trend in tax law scholarship. Fields of scholarship, of course, have trends. This makes…
  • Jul 1

    Rotation

    Rotation
    It is July already, which means we all have to start thinking about how far behind we are on our summer projects. But it also means we get to welcome a new set of guests. For July, that means returning players Jeffrey Lipshaw (Suffolk) and…
  • Jul 1

    Marriage and Other Favored Union

    Marriage and Other Favored Union
    So we have a fundamental right to same-sex marriage. In the most obvious way, the Court’s holding was good: if the state is going to privilege a particular association (here, marriage), it should not discriminate against persons who try to…
Rank this Week: 159

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/
  • Jul 1

    "Meant To Be Rich"

    "Meant To Be Rich"
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has accepted an attorney 's resignation. Such an action is "tantamount to disbarment." NewsOK had this report A Delaware County attorney known for saying to her friends she “was meant to be rich” was…
  • Jul 1

    Divorce And Abandonment

    Divorce And Abandonment
    From the web page of the Ohio Supreme Court The Ohio Supreme Court today suspended Deborah M. Marinelli of North Canton for two years, with one year stayed, for abandoning personal bankruptcy matters for 20 clients in late 2012 and...
  • Jul 1

    Apparent Authority Of Attorney Makes Settlement Agreement Enforceable

    Apparent Authority Of Attorney Makes Settlement Agreement Enforceable
    A recent decision of the Arizona Supreme Court Agreements between parties or attorneys in civil lawsuits are not binding if disputed unless they are evidenced by a writing or made orally in court. Ariz. R. Civ. P. 80(d). We here...
Rank this Week: 560

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
Rank this Week: 665

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/
Rank this Week: 280

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 1

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage

    Puerto Rico Amends Laws After U.S. Ruling on Gay Marriage
    From ABC News: Thousands of people in Puerto Rico celebrated Friday's U.S. Supreme Court ruling to allow gay marriage as authorities rushed to approve legislation extending marriage rights in the socially conservative U.S. territory. Just…
  • Jun 30

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law

    New York Legislature Passes Alimony Law
    From The Wall Street Journal: The New York state Senate passed sweeping revisions Wednesday to alimony laws that change how some payments are set and eliminate a long-debated requirement that judges calculate the lifetime value of a license…
  • Jun 29

    Kansas Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure Delayed by Judge

    Kansas Ban on 2nd-Trimester Abortion Procedure Delayed by Judge
    From The New York Times: A Kansas state judge on Thursday temporarily blocked a new law that would have banned the most common method of abortion in the second trimester. The law, adopted in April and the first of its...
Rank this Week: 511

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 891

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/
  • Jul 1

    Uber's New (No) Privacy Policy

    Uber's New (No) Privacy Policy
    Uber has announced changes to its privacy policy which take effect July 15. These changes would allow Uber to do more than rate you - it would allow them to keep detailed information about your whereabouts even when you are...
  • Jun 30

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 204 A Crib Sheet for Contracts Profs Victor P. Goldberg Columbia Law School 2 158 The Influence of Comparative Law on the English Law…
  • Jun 29

    SCOTUS decision on the Spiderman Contract

    SCOTUS decision on the Spiderman Contract
    Given the major U.S. Supreme Court opinions that were released last week, it's no surprise that the one involving contracts, Kimble v. Marvel Entertainment, LLC, didn't make the headlines. The case involved an agreement for the sale of a…
Rank this Week: 2795

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny

    The Laptop, ColorTyme Rental and Grand Larceny
    After Charleston Alexandria Williams, Jr. “was convicted in a bench trial of grand larceny in violation of [Virginia] Code § 18.2–95”, he appealed.  Williams v. Commonwealth, 2015 WL 1782088 (Court of Appeals…
  • Jun 29

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre

    The SpyEye Trojan, Abuse.ch and the Motion to Suppre
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the Northern District of Georgia issued recently in a criminal case:  U.S. v. Bendelladj, 2015 WL 3650219 (U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia…
  • Jun 26

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program

    The Thief, the iPhone and the Phone Tracking Program
    After a jury convicted Tracy T. Rowe of one count of burglary, in violation of Ohio Revised Code § 2911.12, and the judge sentenced him to “eight years in prison for the conviction”, he appealed.  State v. Rowe,…
Rank this Week: 624

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Jul 1

    "Canadian elections hinge on women – at the polls and behind the scenes"

    "Canadian elections hinge on women – at the polls and behind the scenes"
    From the Guardian UK: The fact that the women’s vote could be a deciding factor in Canada’s forthcoming federal election is not lost on any of the three main parties. For the first time in the country’s history, all three...<img…
  • Jun 30

    Court Dismisses Woman's Miscarriage Malpractice Claim Against Religious Hospital

    Court Dismisses Woman's Miscarriage Malpractice Claim Against Religious Hospital
    ACLU, Court Refuses to Hear Case of Pregnant Woman Denied Care at Catholic Hospital A federal district court today dismissed a lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan on behalf of a pregnant…
  • Jun 28

    Attitudes about Gay Marriage

    Attitudes about Gay Marriage
    The graph below was lifted from an Atlantic essay that shortly predated the Supreme Court's announcement regarding gay marriage. White evangelical Protestants and Mormons are the only two groups in which majorities of younger members do not…
Rank this Week: 2283

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.

    Learning About Tax from the Judge. Judy, That Is.
    When, from time to time, I mention that I watch episodes of Judge Judy whenever I get the chance, sometimes the reaction is one of bewilderment, as though I’ve descended into the depths of letting myself be entranced by reality TV. Of…
  • Jun 29

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again

    The Anti-Tax Bully Strikes Again
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider Grover Norquist to be an anti-tax bully. In Debunking Tax Myths?, I shared opinions expressed by others who share my position, and criticized the commentators who defend Norquist and his tactics, in…
  • Jun 26

    Should Bicyclists Pay Taxes for Road Upkeep?

    Should Bicyclists Pay Taxes for Road Upkeep?
    A story from two years ago with tax roots is now going viral, as a recent addendum to the story notes. Discussions about what was reported has taken off on sites such as this one.The tax at the center of the story is a bike tax proposed in…
Rank this Week: 2442

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jul 1

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional

    Colorado Voucher Program Declared Unconstitutional
    On Monday, the Supreme Court of Colorado in Taxpayers for Public Education v. Douglas County School District struck down a voucher program in Douglas County, finding that the Choice Scholarship Pilot Program violated separation of church and…
  • Jun 30

    Texas to Put Video-cameras in Special Education Rooms, But Why Not All Rooms? by Mark Weber

    Texas to Put Video-cameras in Special Education Rooms, But Why Not All Rooms? by Mark Weber
    On June 19, Texas enacted a law, S.B. No. 507, calling for video surveillance of special education classrooms. The law applies to all public schools, including open-enrollment charter schools, that receive a request from a parent, trustee, or…
  • Jun 29

    Supreme Court Will Revisit Diversity Admissions Policies in Fisher v. UT Austin

    Supreme Court Will Revisit Diversity Admissions Policies in Fisher v. UT Austin
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari today in Fisher v. Univ. of Texas to revisit race-conscious admissions policies at the University of Texas at Austin. The Supreme Court remanded the Fisher case in 2013 for the Fifth Circuit to conduct a…
Rank this Week: 464

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 1

    Republicans Can Now Return to Their Other Unpopular Position

    Republicans Can Now Return to Their Other Unpopular Position
    by Neil H. BuchananThe news from the Supreme Court late last week was truly historic.  The Affordable Care Act was saved from a silly lawsuit, and Justice Kennedy penned a genuinely moving affirmation of marriage equality.  Anyone…
  • Jun 30

    No Matter What They Take From Me

    No Matter What They Take From Me
    by Michael DorfMy latest Verdict column describes the various forms that resistance to the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage ruling is likely to take. I'll let the column speak for itself on that subject because a landmark case often raises…
  • Jun 29

    Evolving Standards of Decency That Mark the Progress of Maturing Justice

    Evolving Standards of Decency That Mark the Progress of Maturing Justice
    by Michael DorfIn 1972, when the Supreme Court invalidated the then-extant death penalty statutes in Furman v. Georgia, only two Justices--Brennan and Marshall--concluded that the death penalty is unconstitutional under all…
Rank this Week: 686

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
  • Jul 1

    Alive

    Alive
    This post mostly is not about dispute resolution. I just went to see an amazing film, Alive Inside, which was a 2014 Sundance Award winner. It is a documentary about a social worker whose personal mission is to arrange for people with…
  • Jun 30

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style

    Used Car Negotiations – Shanghai Style
    This morning NPR’s Morning Edition had an interesting piece about purchasing used cars in Shanghai.  NPR reporter Frank Langfitt has been sending dispatches from China for some time, and his discussion of high-pressure hard…
  • Jun 26

    Failure to Communicate

    Failure to Communicate
    It’s a damn miracle that people on your planet ever understand each other. My good friend, Charlie Irvine, who mediates and teaches in Glasgow, Scotland, wrote an amusing and/or horrifying blog post about students’ statements in…
Rank this Week: 362

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking

    Another Suit Against Local Michigan Police For Forcing Removal of Hijab During Booking
    MLive reports that a federal lawsuit was filed yesterday against the Dearborn, Michigan police department for requiring a Muslim woman arrested on traffic charges to remove her headscarf (hijab) during the booking process.  The…
  • Jul 1

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says 10 Commandments Monument Is Unconstitutional

    Oklahoma Supreme Court Says 10 Commandments Monument Is Unconstitutional
    In Prescott v. Oklahoma Capitol Preservation Commission, (OK Sup. Ct., June 30, 2015), the Oklahoma Supreme Court in a 7-2 decision held that a Ten Commandments Monument placed on the statehouse grounds must be removed. The Court held…
  • Jul 1

    ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Over Order On Protection of Anti-Gay Marriage Belief

    ACLU Sues Louisiana Governor Over Order On Protection of Anti-Gay Marriage Belief
    The ACLU of Louisiana announced yesterday that it has filed suit in Louisiana state court challenging Governor Bobby Jindal's May 19 Marriage and Conscience Order. The challenged executive order prohibits government departments,…
Rank this Week: 42

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 1

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Sorochan v Bouchier, 2015 ABCA…
  • Jun 30

    Practice Compassion

    Practice Compassion
    July 1 and Q3 begin after midnight. I cannot believe that the year is flying by so quickly, again. One strategy that is helping me to maintain focus with my very busy portfolio is to have a theme for the week. These themes are meant as…
  • Jun 30

    Integrating the Profession in Experiential Legal Education

    Integrating the Profession in Experiential Legal Education
    Experiential legal education has been the subject of numerous papers, conferences, and innovative curriculum changes in the United States in the past decade. In October 2012 the first National Symposium on Experiential Education in Law was…
Rank this Week: 181

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/
  • Jul 1

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice

    Obergefell: The Dissent’s View on Access to Justice
    by Jonathan Todres Last week, human rights advocates around the country – and indeed around the globe – celebrated the majority opinion in Obergefell v. Hodges. In the coming days, weeks, and years, scrutiny of every passage of…
  • Jun 30

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment

    Lethal Injection Case Exposes Deep Fault Lines Within the Supreme Court on Capital Punishment
    by Richard J. Wilson, guest contributor, American University Washington College of Law Yesterday’s 5-4 decision by the Supreme Court in Glossip v. Gross was, in one way, the affirmation of a longstanding pattern in the court. As both…
  • Jun 29

    The Lethal Injection Decision

    The Lethal Injection Decision
    by Michael Meltsner, guest contributor* Today’s Supreme Court’s 5-4 ruling in the lethal injection case from Oklahoma (Glossip v Gross) is much more than another rejection of last minute efforts by condemned inmates to avoid…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Jeb Bush Releases 33 Years Of Tax Return

    Jeb Bush Releases 33 Years Of Tax Return
    Jeb Bush yesterday released 33 years of tax returns, more than any presidential candidate in history. According to a letter from former IRS Chief Counsel Hap Shashy, the head of King & Spalding's Tax Practice Group, Governor Bush paid an…
  • Jul 1

    Subscribing To TaxProf Blog

    Subscribing To TaxProf Blog
    We offer three ways to have TaxProf Blog content automatically delivered to your computer, tablet, or smart phone: Follow @SoCalTaxProf RSS Feeds: You can subscribe to one of three different feeds to receive TaxProf Blog posts via your RSS…
  • Jul 1

    Support TaxProf Blog By Shopping On Amazon

    Support TaxProf Blog By Shopping On Amazon
    TaxProf Blog participates in the amazon.com affiliate program. You can help support TaxProf Blog at no cost to you by making purchases through Amazon links on the blog and through the "Shop Amazon" tab on the header at the top of…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery

    UK ad regulator disapproves of negative puffery
    One big difference between the US and the EU in comparative advertising is that what we would consider negative puffery, like "overpriced," the EU bans as not sufficiently objective.  In this ASA adjudication, the advertiser both ran a…
  • Jun 30

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context

    Trademark scholars roundtable: the consumer in different context
    Session 3:  The Consumer in Different Trade Mark ContextsDo the questions that we have looked at in the first two sessions vary in different trademark and adjacent contexts? Is assessment of the reaction of the average consumer in trade…
  • Jun 30

    DMCA exemption followup

    DMCA exemption followup
    The OTW/EFF response to the Copyright Office’s additional questions, filed yesterday, is now available.  Of note, the Copyright Office asked us about the extent to which K-12 students and teachers were covered by the existing…
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 1

    New Yorker Article on Death with Dignity and Losing "Levensperspectief"

    New Yorker Article on Death with Dignity and Losing &quot;Levensperspectief&quot;
    From the June 22 issue of The New Yorker magazine, an interesting, thorough -- and ultimately devastating -- account of recent developments in "death with dignity" movements around the world. The article introduced me to Wim…
  • Jun 30

    Ciao to the Elder Law Prof Blog

    Ciao to the Elder Law Prof Blog
    Readers, Today marks my final day as a regular contributor and editor of the Elder Law Prof Blog. Since I started the Blog ten years ago (May 2005), many things have changed in the practice and teaching of elder law,...
  • Jun 30

    Long Island "Elder Law" Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing $797K from Client

    Long Island &quot;Elder Law&quot; Attorney Pleads Guilty to Stealing $797K from Client
    On June 23, 2015, Martha Brosius, a "retired" attorney who once held herself out as an "elder law attorney," pled guilty in New York to stealing $797,322 from clients. In one alleged instance of breach of fiduciary duties…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Bloomberg Law on the 10 most underrated law school

    Bloomberg Law on the 10 most underrated law school
    The Bloomberg story summarizes the results of a law school ranking formula created by Professor Alfred Brophy (N. Carolina) as described in an article he posted on SSRN here (one of my co-bloggers has a summary of the article scheduled...
  • Jun 30

    Aaron Caplan on the Science of Learning: Interleaving

    Aaron Caplan on the Science of Learning: Interleaving
    Aaron Caplan has an interesting post on the science of learning on the PrawfsBlawg. In particular, he discusses how interleaving (mixing distinct but related topics in a single learning session) helps students learn better than massed…
  • Jun 30

    Recent Dean Appointment

    Recent Dean Appointment
    From Syllabus, the newsletter of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admission to the Bar. In these difficult times, these are courageous people. University of California-Los Angeles School of Law Jennifer Mnookin August 1, 2015 University…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jun 30

    Engstrom on Health Court

    Engstrom on Health Court
    Nora Freeman Engstrom has posted to SSRN A Dose of Reality for Specialized Courts: Lessons from the VICP. The abstact provides: The latest in a long line of reform proposals, health courts have been called “the best option for fixing...
  • Jun 29

    Kendrick on Content Discrimination

    Kendrick on Content Discrimination
    Leslie Kendrick has posted to SSRN Nonsense on Sidewalks: Content Discrimination in McCullen v. Coakley. The abstract provides: What does it mean to say that the government may not “restrict expression because of its message, its ideas, its…
  • Jun 25

    NE: No Sovereign Immunity for Accident Caused by Corn Mash on Highway

    NE: No Sovereign Immunity for Accident Caused by Corn Mash on Highway
    Political subdivisions involved in the clean up of a corn mash spill onto a highway were denied sovereign immunity in a recent Nebraska case because they were on notice of the incident, had a reasonable amount of time to correct...
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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/
  • Jun 30

    Lawyer House Trivia Question

    Lawyer House Trivia Question
    I want to take a break from the law and morality of Confederate flags and monuments and ask a question related to an African American lawyer who is a real hero of mine. Who lived in the house on the...
  • Jun 30

    Ted Cruz, Tennis, and the Chief

    Ted Cruz, Tennis, and the Chief
    Sen. Ted Cruz’s campaign memoir, just published today, includes a charming vignette about playing tennis with Chief Justice Rehnquist during his clerkship. Says Cruz, “it was a required part of the job to play tennis with him once a…
  • Jun 30

    Doing Qualitative Empirical Research

    Doing Qualitative Empirical Research
    Continuing with my discussion of my recent book and some of the scholarship issues that I worked through, today I'm going to write about some of the tips and pitfalls I discovered actually doing qualitative empirical research. Hopefully some…
Rank this Week: 164

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jun 30

    Should Apps Map Illness Like We Map the Weather?

    Should Apps Map Illness Like We Map the Weather?
    University of Washington law professor Anita Ramasastry discusses a new type of mobile app that maps illness in much the same way other apps map weather patterns and warns of the privacy implications these apps pose. Continue reading →
  • Jun 30

    What the Supreme Court Should Have Said in the Confederate Flag Texas License Plate Case

    What the Supreme Court Should Have Said in the Confederate Flag Texas License Plate Case
    UC Davis law professor Vikram David Amar discusses the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Walker v. Texas Division, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Inc., in which the Court held that Texas could, consistent with the First Amendment,…
  • Jun 29

    Will the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Face “Massive Resistance”?

    Will the Supreme Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Face “Massive Resistance”?
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf discusses three possible methods that some states might use to resist implementing the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent same-sex marriage ruling. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 488

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 30

    States Snub Execution Drug Approved by Supreme Court

    States Snub Execution Drug Approved by Supreme Court
    The story is in The New York Times. In part: Experts in lethal-injection law said some states were reluctant to turn to the drug in part because of its involvement in high-profile executions last year in Oklahoma, Ohio and Arizona...
  • Jun 30

    Browde on Increased Penalties for Identity Theft-Based Refund Fraud

    Browde on Increased Penalties for Identity Theft-Based Refund Fraud
    Pippa Browde (University of Montana - School of Law) has posted Many Unhappy Returns: The Need for Increased Tax Penalties for Identity Theft-Based Refund Fraud (Vol. 18, Fla. Tax Rev., Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The growing…
  • Jun 30

    Tyler, Jackson & Mentovich on Potential Pitfalls of Proactive Police Contact

    Tyler, Jackson &amp; Mentovich on Potential Pitfalls of Proactive Police Contact
    Tom Tyler , Jonathan Jackson and Avital Mentovich (Yale University - Law School , London School of Economics & Political Science - Department of Methodology and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - Department of Psychology) has…
Rank this Week: 182

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: 437

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jun 30

    Richard Epstein raises "Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage"

    Richard Epstein raises &quot;Hard Questions On Same-Sex Marriage&quot;
    Highly recommended reading [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jun 30

    Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound

    Fee Shifting: Delaware's Self-Inflicted Wound
    I've just posted a new article to SSRN: Abstract: In a 2014 opinion (ATP Tour, Inc. v. Deutscher Tennis Bund), the Delaware Supreme Court upheld a fee-shifting bylaw, which required unsuccessful... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jun 29

    Inside Higher Ed on SSM and the Bob Jones Precedent

    Inside Higher Ed on SSM and the Bob Jones Precedent
    Inside Higher Ed ponders the future of small evangelical colleges post-Obergefell: Friday's Supreme Court decision that states must authorize and recognize gay and lesbian marriages could create... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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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/
  • Jun 30

    New Oxford Review

    New Oxford Review
    While it is tempting to align with the Copperheads, the Northern anti-war and anti-Lincoln Democrats who sympathized with the South, by doing so one runs headlong into true detestation of slavery. A similar contradiction manifests itself when…
  • Jun 30

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance

    40-year old meat confiscated in China: Weird business news - Yahoo Finance
    Who doesn’t love a well-aged Porterhouse steak or an 18-month aged slice of prosciutto? Perhaps that’s what Chinese smugglers who were caught selling 40-year old frozen meat were thinking. Chinese officials found and confiscated…
  • Jun 30

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New

    Planetary Pas de Deux: See Venus and Jupiter Dance in the Evening Sky - NBC New
    The celestial highlight of the month is actually a drama that has been building all through June: The two brightest planets in our sky — Venus and Jupiter — have been slowly approaching each other. via www.nbcnews.com I saw it...
Rank this Week: 307

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 30

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case

    Notifying Potential Claimants in Diocese Chapter 11 Case
    Since 2004, 12 Catholic dioceses have filed under Chapter 11. The latest case is that of the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis, which filed in January 2015. The claims bar date is set for August 3. How should the...
  • Jun 30

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm

    Gelpern on Puerto Rico and Greece on Rehm
    Credit Slips blogger, Anna Gelpern, was on the Diane Rehm Show this morning discussing the financial problems in Puerto Rico and Greece. Gelpern of Georgetown University was joined by Greg Ip of the Wall Street Journal and Matthias Matthjis…
  • Jun 26

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative

    Searching CFPB Consumer Narrative
    Yesterday the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) went live with its consumer complaint database, publishing over 7,700 consumer narratives detailing problems they have faced with banks, debt collectors, and other creditors. The CFPB…
Rank this Week: 2527

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Jun 30

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.

    Chinese security laws elevate the party and stifle dissent. Mao would approve.
    Stanley Lubman quoted in The New York Times, May 29, 2015 “The ideology is far thinner and holds the attention of the populace far less powerfully than before,” said Stanley Lubman. … “As a result, the Chinese…
  • Jun 30

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice

    A shareholder advocate in word, but not in practice
    Steven Davidoff Solomon writes for The New York Times, May 26, 2015 This would all be just another story of an entrenched chief executive who treats the company as his own playground were Gamco not an asset manager, which is a fiduciary to…
  • Jun 30

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident

    Years of growing crime weigh on Antioch resident
    Franklin Zimring quoted in San Jose Mercury News, May 26, 2015 UC Berkeley Professor Frank Zimring, who has written books about America’s crime rate, says ascertaining the root causes of crime is more complicated than many believe. He…
Rank this Week: 30

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 30

    Prisonology

    Prisonology
    Walt Pavlo (500 Pearl Street) and Jack Donson (former BOP Case Manager) developed a unique interactive website to educate lawyers on what a client needs to know about the prison experience. Check it out here. They state, "[p]risonology's…
  • Jun 9

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct

    Second Circuit Reverses Denial of New Trial Because of Juror Misconduct
    Three years ago, I wrote a lengthy blog piece about U.S. v. Daguerdas, a case in which a SDNY judge ordered a new trial for three of four defendants because of juror misconduct. ("Lying Juror Requires New Trial in Tax...
  • Jun 8

    Acquittal for BP Executive

    Acquittal for BP Executive
    "The highest ranking BP exec charged in the fatal 2010 Deepwater Horizon disaster," was acquitted on Friday after two hours of jury deliberations. Initially charged with false statements and Obstruction of Congress, the court…
Rank this Week: 920