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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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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 29

    Oregon Supreme Court to consider constitutionality of LWOP sentence for public pubic promotion

    Oregon Supreme Court to consider constitutionality of LWOP sentence for public pubic promotion
    This local article from the Beaver State, headlined "Oregon Supreme Court to consider: Is it 'cruel and unusual' to imprison public masturbator for life?," reports that the top court in Oregon is taking up a notable sentencing issue…
  • Mar 28

    "The activist nun reforming profit-prisons"

    "The activist nun reforming profit-prisons"
    The title of this post is the headline of this intriguing new article via CNNMoney. Here are excerpts: Some of America's most controversial companies -- for profit prisons -- have unlikely owners: nuns. Mercy Investment Services Inc. is the…
  • Mar 28

    Notable effort by "World’s Worst Mom" to take on sex offender registrie

    Notable effort by "World’s Worst Mom" to take on sex offender registrie
    This new Salon piece provides an interesting Q&A with notable author who has become famous for criticizing overprotective parenting and who is now criticizing what she sees as ineffective sex offender registries. The piece is headlined…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    People dancing in movies are all doing the same dance.

    People dancing in movies are all doing the same dance.
    Except Cher. She's doing The Monkey.Based on that set of clips the essential movie dance is: Face forward, plant your feet apart, elbows up and out sideways, punch one fists up and then the other in a way that causes movement in the rest of…
  • Mar 29

    Why am I avoiding this Indiana RFRA story?

    Why am I avoiding this Indiana RFRA story?
    I've got to examine my own soul! I see it — e.g., here —  and I know I'm avoiding it. There is something to examine. Why is Indiana getting into so much trouble over a type of law that used to be extremely popular? I guess it…
  • Mar 29

    "Show me a party to which women are invited but that they overwhelmingly choose to avoid..."

    "Show me a party to which women are invited but that they overwhelmingly choose to avoid..."
    "... and I'll show you a party to which I'd ask you to remember not to invite me."Guess what the "party" is before clicking through.
Rank this Week: 14

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Mar 29

    The Indiana Firestorm

    The Indiana Firestorm
    In case you have missed it, the state of Indiana is in turmoil over the Thursday enactment of a Religious Freedom Restoration act.  It has grown to the point where just two days after signing the bill, the governor is calling for…
  • Mar 28

    A Big Difference in the Bush and Clinton “Dynasties”

    A Big Difference in the Bush and Clinton “Dynasties”
    So, I’m checking out the excellent profile of Jeb Bush’s religious outreach by Tim Alberta and Tiffany Stanley in the National Journal and was struck by something extraordinary.  (Also, log onto the Hugniverse and check out…
  • Mar 27

    Chuck Todd: Nothing Surprises Me About Sid Blumenthal. Nothing

    Chuck Todd: Nothing Surprises Me About Sid Blumenthal. Nothing
    Also, the Meet The Press moderator weighed in on the Iran deal and why Roger Goodell seems to have it in for Browns owner Jimmy Haslam. The Audio: http://www.hughhewitt.com/wp-content/uploads/03-27hhs-todd.mp3The Transcript: HH: The big…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Franco: Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law

    Franco: Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law
    Chiara Franco (Istituto Affari Internazionali) has posted a report on the conference on Coercive Diplomacy, Sanctions and International Law, which was held in Rome on February 13, 2015, at the Istituto Affari Internazionali. Here's the…
  • Mar 28

    Call for Papers: Impact of and Backlash against Human Rights Courts an Quasi-Judicial Bodie

    Call for Papers: Impact of and Backlash against Human Rights Courts an Quasi-Judicial Bodie
    On the occasion of the 11th European Society of International Law Conference in Oslo, the ESIL Interest Group on International Human Rights Law invites submissions for a roundtable on "The Impact of and Backlash against International…
  • Mar 27

    Neumayer, Nunnenkamp, & Roy: Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious?

    Neumayer, Nunnenkamp, & Roy: Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious?
    Eric Neumayer (London School of Economics), Peter Nunnenkamp (Univ. of Kiel), & Martin Roy (World Trade Organization) have posted Are Stricter Investment Rules Contagious? Host Country Competition for Foreign Direct Investment Through…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 29

    Woman Poses as Lawyer for a Decade

    Woman Poses as Lawyer for a Decade
    Authorities say that a Pennsylvania woman used forged documents to pretend to be a lawyer for ten years and was in line to be named partner when her fraud was discovered. Kimberly Kitchen, 45, fooled BMZ law by forging a...
  • Mar 29

    Bail Bondsman and Defense Attorney Accused of Will Forgery

    Bail Bondsman and Defense Attorney Accused of Will Forgery
    Bail bondsman Ray Zapata of San Angelo, Texas, has been indicted in connection to allegations that he forged the will of John Edward Sullivan, who died last year. Defense attorney John Young has also been indicted in the case, which...
  • Mar 29

    CLE on Domestic Asset Protection Trust Planning in Arizona, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire

    CLE on Domestic Asset Protection Trust Planning in Arizona, Maryland, Nevada, New Hampshire
    The ABA Section of Real Property, Trust and Estate Law is presenting the fourth of five eCLE webinars that are part the Domestic Asset Protection Trust Planning: Jurisdiction Selection Series. The upcoming webinar will focus on asset…
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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/
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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/
  • Mar 29

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - The Washington Post

    How the Yemen conflict risks new chaos in the Middle East - The Washington Post
    BEIRUT — The meltdown in Yemen is pushing the Middle East dangerously closer to the wider regional conflagration many long have feared would arise from the chaos unleashed by the Arab Spring revolts. What began as a peaceful struggle…
  • Mar 29

    Obama’s race to chaos | New York Post

    Obama’s race to chaos | New York Post
    I’ve written frequently about the likelihood of a dystopian “Mad Max” scenario if Iran gets nukes. My thinking is guided by a belief among American military and intelligence officials that a nuclear exchange would take place…
  • Mar 29

    ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Trigger Warnings,’ Meet Real Trauma

    ‘Microaggressions’ And ‘Trigger Warnings,’ Meet Real Trauma
    He told me about loading up with his platoon in the helicopter that day. He described what it was like to see the ground coming through the window and realize they were about to crash. He talked about grabbing his...
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight

    Ramapo Villages Officials Cleared of Discrimination Claims Growing Out of Zoning Fight
    In Bernstein v. Village of Wesley Hills, (SD NY, March 27, 2015), a New York federal district court rejected religious discrimination claims growing out of a chapter in the long battle between Hasidic residents and others in parts of Rockland…
  • Mar 29

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Stavenjord v. Schmimdt, (AK Sup. Ct., March 20, 2015), the Alaska Supreme Court held that a trial court was incorrect in dismissing a RLUIPA claim by a Buddhist prisoner who wanted to receive a kosher diet and to purchase a prayer…
  • Mar 28

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding

    Injunction, Civil Penalty Imposed On Florist That Refused To Sell For Same-Sex Wedding
    As previously reported, last month a Washington state trial court held that a florist shop and its owner violated the Washington Law Against Discrimination and the state's Consumer Protection Act when the shop's owner advised a customer…
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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Mar 29

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How military commissions are like the Cleveland Brown

    [Jonathan H. Adler] How military commissions are like the Cleveland Brown
    There has been another leadership change for the Guantanamo Bay military commissions.  Col. Morris Davis, former chief prosecutor, offers some thoughts in the NYT. His essay begins: Last week, we learned that, only months into…
  • Mar 28

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel

    [David Bernstein] Virginia State Bar boycotts Israel
    I was pretty shocked to find the following email in my inbox: Dear Fellow Members of the Virginia State Bar, Certain members of the Virginia State Bar and other individuals have expressed objections to the VSB’s plan to take the Midyear…
  • Mar 27

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?

    [Orin Kerr] Where are the Section 215 cases?
    I haven’t been blogging much lately — I’ve been too busy, although I’ve been regularly sharing new cases and links over at my Twitter feed — but I wanted to flag a new post I wrote for Lawfare on the pending…
Rank this Week: 11

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 29

    In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Gun

    In the hunt to be the 2016 GOP pick, top contenders agree on 1 thing: Gun
    As we have seen on ImmigrationProf, the GOP presidential hopefuls cannot agree on immigration reform. This Washington Post article reports that the candidates do agree on guns: "Some of them have been building their collections since…
  • Mar 29

    Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium

    Stalemate on Immigration Reform Symposium
    The Chapman Law Review (vol. 18, number 2) has published a symposium entitled "Stalemate on Immigration Reform" with contributions by Scott Rempell (unaccompanied minors and the "border surge"), Wendi Adelson (immigrant…
  • Mar 28

    EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea

    EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea
    ImmigrationProf recently reported on efforts to save migrants making the journey to Africa on the Mediterranean Sea. This report, EU Policies on Mixed Migration Flows in the Mediterranean Sea by Julia Gour, considers the tragic deaths of over…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 29

    L.A. Times: Pepperdine's Surf Chapel

    L.A. Times: Pepperdine's Surf Chapel
    Cool front page story in the L.A. Times: At Pepperdine's Surf Chapel, Prayers Come in Waves: On such a gray, nippy morning, most self-respecting college students would pull the covers over their heads and languish for a couple of extra hours…
  • Mar 29

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    The Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    This week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads is the same as last week's: [366 Downloads] Why Corporate Tax Reform Can Happen, by Edward Kleinbard (USC) [239 Downloads] Cancellation of Debt and Related Transactions, by Douglas A.…
  • Mar 29

    The IRS Scandal, Day 689

    The IRS Scandal, Day 689
    Politico, From IRS: 'Death by Delay': Nearly two years after the IRS was exposed for improperly sidetracking requests for tax exemptions from tea party groups, POLITICO has learned that at least a half-dozen conservative applicants are still…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Mar 29

    The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s North Korean Challenge

    The Foreign Policy Essay: China’s North Korean Challenge
    Editor’s Note: North Korea has long been a thorny problem for the United States as an erratic nuclear power that threatens America’s regional allies. Yet the problem may be even bigger for China, which has long propped up the…
  • Mar 28

    The Maritime Top Line: Defense Budgets in the Pacific Littoral

    The Maritime Top Line: Defense Budgets in the Pacific Littoral
    In recent years, analysts have devoted much attention to the fact that China continues to increase its defense spending by double-digit percentages annually. They have also focused on fiscal constraints in the United States, and how these may…
  • Mar 28

    The Lawfare Podcast: “ISIS: The State of Terror”

    The Lawfare Podcast: “ISIS: The State of Terror”
    This week, Brookings hosted a book launch with Jessica Stern and co-author J.M. Berger for their new book, ISIS: The State of Terror. The panel, which also featured Brookings Fellow William McCants, details ISIS’s uniquely…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    The Path of Robotics Law

    The Path of Robotics Law
    I have posted a draft of my latest essay, The Path of Robotics Law, on SSRN. Here is the abstract:This essay, written as a response to Ryan Calo's valuable discussion in "Robotics and the Lessons of Cyberlaw," describes key problems that …
  • Mar 28

    Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction

    Commemorating the Joint Committee on Reconstruction
    This is a year filled with sesquicentennial anniversaries of the Civil War.  Lee's surrender to Grant, Lincoln's assassination, and the ratification of the Thirteenth Amendment all occurred in 1865.But another transformative event of…
  • Mar 27

    IP and Other Regulation

    IP and Other Regulation
    Mark A. Lemley [1]For the Innovation Law Beyond IP 2 conference, March 28-29 at Yale Law SchoolIntellectual property (IP) is a form of regulation. As I have argued elsewhere, [3] IP laws are deliberate government interventions in the…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Mar 29

    Events and Announcements: March 29, 2015

    Events and Announcements: March 29, 2015
    by An Hertogen by An Hertogen Calls for Papers Opinio Juris’ own Peter Spiro will be the keynote speaker at the Skilled Migration Conference on Unravelling the Talent Tale: Skilled Migration Policies between National Images,…
  • Mar 28

    Weekend Roundup: March 15-26, 2015

    Weekend Roundup: March 15-26, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey In the last fortnight at Opinio Juris, we saw Julian critique M. Cherif Bassiouni on his take on the Amanda Knox case in Italy, arguing that she would indeed be extraditable to the US. Peter analyzed…
  • Mar 26

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong

    M. Cherif Bassiouni Weighs In on the Amanda Knox Extradition, and Gets It Wrong
    by Julian Ku by Julian Ku I have been feeling a little guilty for blogging about the Amanda Knox case since it is more of a People Magazine topic than an Opinio Juris one.  But just today, I realized that even someone as respected in the…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 29

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
  • Mar 29

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries…
  • Mar 27

    The Friday Fillip: Relating

    The Friday Fillip: Relating
      For the next while the Friday Fillip will be a chapter in a serialized crime novel, interrupted occasionally by a reference you might like to follow up. Both this chapter of the book and the whole story up to this point can be had as…
Rank this Week: 107

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/
  • Mar 29

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: David Austin

    Meet the LWI Professional Status Committee: David Austin
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization for persons concerned with legal writing and its teaching, has established a new Professional Status Committee to examine the national employment situation for…
  • Mar 28

    The Legal Writing Institute Launches a Professional Status Committee

    The Legal Writing Institute Launches a Professional Status Committee
    The Legal Writing Institute, the world's largest membership organization devoted to legal writing and its teaching, has launched an LWI Professional Status Committee. The professors serving on this new committee have a broad range of…
  • Mar 26

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing

    A potpourri of tips about legal writing
    For a potpourri of tips about legal writing, see Dear Scrivener by Scott Moise in the March 2015 South Carolina Lawyer. There, Moise responds to questions the column has received. Two of them concern pet peeves of mine: --Is the...
Rank this Week: 184

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/
  • Mar 29

    The Importance of Memory and Storytelling: Looking Back at Integration in the North

    The Importance of Memory and Storytelling: Looking Back at Integration in the North
    Imagine publishing your first book at age 86. Leonard M. Alexander, in conjunction with his son, my good friend and former Dickinson School of Law faculty colleague, Peter Alexander, is the author of It Takes A Village: The Integration of...
  • Mar 27

    NOT Elder Law, but it is CRIMINAL Law

    NOT Elder Law, but it is CRIMINAL Law
    As reported in the ABA Journal, "A New Jersey lawyer has been sentenced for 10 years in prison for her part in a scheme to steal $3.8 million from 16 elderly victims:" Prosecutors say the group took control of the...
  • Mar 27

    How Old Are You? No really, How Old Are You?

    How Old Are You? No really, How Old Are You?
    I thought it fitting to end the week with a recent story from the New York Times. You know that old saying that goes something like this "you are only as old as you feel"? Well according to Social Security,...
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 29

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The Washington Independent Review of Books reviews Steve Fraser's The Age of Acquiescence: The Life and Death of American Resistance to Organized Wealth and Power (Little, Brown, and Co).Amanda Hollis-Brusky's Ideas with…
  • Mar 28

    McSweeney on Magna Carta on Public Radio

    McSweeney on Magna Carta on Public Radio
    Today at noon, with rebroadcasts through April 4, Thomas McSweeney, William & Mary Law, will be discussing Magna Carta and its legacy on the public radio show “With Good Reason,” which is produced by the Virginia Foundation…
  • Mar 27

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    The April issue of The Federal Lawyer features an cover piece on "40 Years of U.S. Supreme Court Indian Law Cases: The Justices and How They Voted," by Lawrence R. Baca.  By any reckoning, the Amicus Brief of Cato Institute by…
Rank this Week: 28

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/
  • Mar 29

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"

    "Supreme Court ruling puts [California] regulatory boards in crosshairs"
    Article in the LA Times about the possible impact in California of a recent SCOTUS case (about teeth whitening in North Carolina). Excerpt: Hanging in the balance is the state's ability to regulate not only barbers and pet groomers, but...
  • Mar 27

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic

    Wow. The California Rules Revision Commission Is Considering whether to Fast Track a New Rule on Prosecutors' Ethic
    As I prepared to attend this inaugural meeting, it seemed that it would all be prepatory and introductory. But the RRC just voted to create a sub-committee to (1) propose a standard by which some rules might be considered in...
  • Mar 27

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession

    Different Ways to Think about "Structural Change" in our Profession
    At TaxProf Blog, Paul Caron links to an article from The Economist titled, " Attack of the Bean-counters. Lawyers Beware: The Accountants Are Coming After Your Business." At Leiter Law Reports, Michael Simkovic posts, "The Absence of Evidence…
Rank this Week: 124

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 28

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia

    Jessup Results: Ethiopia
    Congratulations to Haramaya University, winner of the 2015 Ethiopia Rounds in the Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition. Enjoy the international rounds in Washington DC! (mew)
  • Mar 28

    Cambodia Tribunal Issues New Charges in Case Number 4

    Cambodia Tribunal Issues New Charges in Case Number 4
    The Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) was set up in 2006 to bring to trial senior leaders and those most responsible for crimes committed during the Khmer Rouge regime from 1975 to 1979, during which at least...
  • Mar 28

    Security Council Adopts Two Resolutions on Libya

    Security Council Adopts Two Resolutions on Libya
    Unanimously adopting two separate resolutions on Libya, the Security Council, in the first, called for an immediate and unconditional ceasefire and extended the United Nations Support Mission there (UNSMIL) until 15 September, and in the…
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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/
  • Mar 28

    "Cracking the Nut – Building a Clinical Pedagogy of Externship"

    "Cracking the Nut – Building a Clinical Pedagogy of Externship"
    This is a new article by Professor Elizabeth Ford (Seattle) and is pending publication in the Clinical Law Review (Fall 2015) but can be downloaded in the meantime from SSRN here. From the abstract: Externships offer a tantalizing…
  • Mar 28

    Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act: An Opening for Discrimination?

    Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act: An Opening for Discrimination?
    On Thursday, Indiana's governor, Mike Pence, signed the Religious Freedom Reformation Act. Almost immediately, opponents attacked the bill as a way to discriminate against gays and lesbians. According to the Indianapolis Star, "Senate…
  • Mar 28

    Barbara Tuchman on Writing

    Barbara Tuchman on Writing
    In a recent article in the Missouri Bar Association’s publication, “Precedent,” Professor Douglas Abrams discusses five rules on writing that noted historian Barbara Tuchman offered. Here are Tuchman’s rules: 1. “The most important…
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CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Mar 28

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument

    Next week's criminal law/procedure argument
    Issue summary is from ScotusBlog, which also links to papers: Monday Brumfield v. Cain: (1) Whether a state court that considers the evidence presented at a petitioner’s penalty phase proceeding as determinative of the petitioner’s claim…
  • Mar 27

    Ravich on Drone

    Ravich on Drone
    Timothy M. Ravich (University of Central Florida, College of Health and Public Affairs) has posted Courts in the Drone Age (Northern Kentucky Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Few subjects encapsulate legal informatics…
  • Mar 27

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty

    Tate on Temporal Arbitrariness and the Death Penalty
    Mary Kelly Tate (University of Richmond - School of Law) has posted Temporal Arbitrariness: A Back to the Future Look at a Twenty-Five-Year-Old Death Penalty Trial (University of Richmond Law Review, Vol. 49, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 217

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 28

    Remote testimony

    Remote testimony
    Here's a belated report on a recent development in a long-standing issue.  Last month, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in New Mexico v. Schwartz, No. 14-317.  The petition presented the issue whether the…
  • Mar 12

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children

    An Op Ed: How courts should hear from children
    Today's Washington Post is publishing an Op Ed piece by Steve Ceci and me, How courts should hear from children.  It summarizes the views that Steve and I presented in an amicus brief in Clark and in the law review essay on which the…
  • Mar 10

    Justice Breyer's "30 exceptions" concern

    Justice Breyer's "30 exceptions" concern
    A notable moment in the argument of Ohio v. Clark came when Justice Breyer acknowledged “misgivings” about confrontation doctrine and identified what he felt was the source:I don’t want to see the Confrontation Clause…
Rank this Week: 1982

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
  • Mar 28

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology

    A few thoughts on a Prosecutor’s Apology
    Jennifer asked for my thoughts on the apology of a Louisiana prosecutor for his role in convicting an innocent man in a death penalty case. The apology is powerful. He states, in part, “In 1984, I was 33 years old. I was arrogant,…
  • Mar 28

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI
    Late in the evening on Sunday, March 8, we met with Gershon Baskin and Riman Barakat. This was our last (official) meeting of a long day involving talks about peace and conflict resolution, and it way it was, as student Kelsey Mader called…
  • Mar 27

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University
    Even though we were not in the comforts of Marquette University Law School, I had to put the students back a classroom during a few stops on our trip. The first classroom experience came at Hebrew University, in a class led by Professor Avi…
Rank this Week: 672

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Mar 28

    Signifigant Changes To Federal Nonprofit Tax Policy May Be A Reality This Year

    Signifigant Changes To Federal Nonprofit Tax Policy May Be A Reality This Year
    According to an article in The Chronicle of Philanthropy, Congress is proposing changes in the tax code that could significantly affect nonprofits. Harold Hancock, tax counsel for the House Ways and Means Committee, says changes could include…
  • Mar 22

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly February 2015 Issue

    Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly February 2015 Issue
    The Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly has published its February 2015 issue. Here is the table of contents: Articles Pamela Wicker, Neil Longley, and Christoph Breuer, Revenue Volatility in German Nonprofit Sports Clubs Wei-Wen Chang,…
  • Mar 22

    Herzig & Brunson: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked

    Herzig & Brunson: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked
    David J. Herzig (Valparaiso) and Samuel D. Brunson (Loyola Chicago) have written the Slate article Subsidized Injustice: Racist Fraternities and Sororities Should Have Their Tax-Exempt Status Revoked. Drawing on the Supreme Court's 1983…
Rank this Week: 392

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: 186

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Mar 28

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Last One!): Gershon Baskin and IPCRI
    Late in the evening on Sunday, March 8, we met with Gershon Baskin and Riman Barakat. This was our last (official) meeting of a long day involving talks about peace and conflict resolution, and it way it was, as student Kelsey Mader called…
  • Mar 27

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two (Still!): Getting Handsy at Hebrew University
    Even though we were not in the comforts of Marquette University Law School, I had to put the students back a classroom during a few stops on our trip. The first classroom experience came at Hebrew University, in a class led by Professor Avi…
  • Mar 27

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle

    Israel Reflections 2015–Day Two: Parent’s Circle
    We have met with the Parent’s Circle each time we have gone to Israel for an amazing meeting, and this time did not disappoint either.  My favorite part was how they ended — “Do Not Be Pro-Israel; Do Not Be…
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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/
  • Mar 28

    How I spent my spring break

    How I spent my spring break
    The recent posting hiatus resulted from my taking UCLAW's spring break to get out of town for a while. Helen, the dogs, and I took our RV up to Redding, California, visiting Coyote Valley (outside... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 27

    Justice Kagan gets off on the wrong foot in Omnicare

    Justice Kagan gets off on the wrong foot in Omnicare
    What is it about Omnicare, Inc., that generates such awful judicial opinions? The Delaware supreme court's decision in Omnicare v. NCS Healthcare, 818 A.2d 914 (Del. 2003), was one of that Court's... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Mar 21

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i

    Law school faculty diversity: The problem is not where you think it i
    Jim Lindgren: In “Measuring Diversity: Law Faculties in 1997 and 2013,” which can be downloaded from SSRN, I explore tenure-track law school diversity in 1997 and 2013. ... This study finds that... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 98

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/
Rank this Week: 262

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/
  • Mar 28

    Foreclosure Crisis Update

    Foreclosure Crisis Update
    Is the foreclosure crisis over? Yes and no. Since 2007, about six million homes have been sold at foreclosure sales (Foreclosures Public Data Summary Jan 2015). Today, about one million homes are still somewhere in the foreclosure process.…
  • Mar 27

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government

    Clickwrap Contracts and the Federal Government
    The government is a major player in the marketplace as a buyer of goods and services, but legal scholars seldom pay attention to the law governing federal acquisitions. As it turns out this nearly completely ignored branch of contract law...
  • Mar 25

    Auto Title Loans: Like Payday Loans, But Larger and Riskier

    Auto Title Loans: Like Payday Loans, But Larger and Riskier
    The Pew Charitable Trusts today released a report focusing on the market for auto title loans. The report brings together data from a wide variety of sources (including Slips contributor Nathalie Martin's work) to provide a clear, succinct,…
Rank this Week: 462

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/
  • Mar 28

    Court Rejects Bizarre Attempt To Scrub Consumer Review–Goren v. Ripoff Report

    Court Rejects Bizarre Attempt To Scrub Consumer Review–Goren v. Ripoff Report
    I previously blogged about this matter (see also Venkat’s update). A Massachusetts attorney, Goren, was unhappy about a user review of his law firm posted to Ripoff Report, which is well-known for not removing user posts. The plaintiffs…
  • Mar 27

    In IMDb Privacy Case, 9th Circuit Rejects Hoang’s Appeal

    In IMDb Privacy Case, 9th Circuit Rejects Hoang’s Appeal
    Hoang alleged that IMDb improperly used her personal information to find out her real age and published her real age on its website. She argued that this harmed her employment prospects in the industry. The jury ruled for IMDb. Hoang...
  • Mar 26

    Morel Denied Attorneys’ Fees In Long-Running Suit Over Photos Lifted From Twitpic

    Morel Denied Attorneys’ Fees In Long-Running Suit Over Photos Lifted From Twitpic
    Daniel Morel uploaded iconic Haiti earthquake photos to Twitpic and shared them via Twitter. Getty Images and AFP republished the photos without permission, and Morel scored a big $1.2M verdict when the jury ruled in his favor. However, the…
Rank this Week: 402

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/
  • Mar 28

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Place, Not Race" by Cashin

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Place, Not Race" by Cashin
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Place, Not Race: A New Vision of Opportunity in America by Sheryll Cashin. Here is a description: Race-based affirmative action had been declining as a factor in university admissions even before the…
  • Mar 28

    Download of the Week: "Political Powerlessness" by Stephanopoulo

    Download of the Week: "Political Powerlessness" by Stephanopoulo
    The Download of the Week is Political Powerlessness by Nicholas Stephanopoulos. Here is the abstract: There is a hole at the heart of equal protection law. According to long-established doctrine, one of the factors that determines whether a…
  • Mar 27

    Ghodoosi on Sanctions & International Law

    Ghodoosi on Sanctions & International Law
    Farshad Ghodoosi (Yale University, Law School, Students) has posted The Sanctions Theory: A Frail Paradigm for International Law? (Harvard International Law Journal Online, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Article argues that…
Rank this Week: 52

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Fund Manager's Divorce

    Fund Manager's Divorce
    From CNN Money: A fund's alpha -- the measure of how much it beats the market -- falls by an annualized 8.5% around the time of a manager's marriage, according to a study released this month by University of Florida...
  • Mar 27

    Alimony

    Alimony
    From WTVR.com: She was 23 years into her marriage when her husband swung a hammer at her head – and missed. He later was convicted of a felony, and they divorced. But what happened next was almost as shocking as...
  • Mar 26

    South Carolina Alimony

    South Carolina Alimony
    From Cheraw Chronicle: In South Carolina, the topic of alimony is heating up as the state’s alimony laws are being challenged by South Carolina Alimony Reform, an organization formed in 2011 and led by Wyman Oxner, an Orangeburg resident…
Rank this Week: 351

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/
  • Mar 28

    Negative Growth and Dissaving Can Be Good and Appropriate

    Negative Growth and Dissaving Can Be Good and Appropriate
    Via Marginal Revolution, I see that Edward Hugh says So, what do you do about the problem of secular stagnation, if that is what it is? Again here there is divergence of opinion. Some still seek to treat the phenomenon...
  • Mar 27

    Spamann on the Perils of Cross-Country Legal Empiric

    Spamann on the Perils of Cross-Country Legal Empiric
    "Empirical Comparative Law" Annual Review of Law and Social Science, Vol. 11, 2015, Forthcoming HOLGER SPAMANN, Harvard Law School I review the empirical comparative law literature with an emphasis on quantitative work. After…
  • Mar 27

    Marina Halac at Columbia Law School--March 30

    Marina Halac at Columbia Law School--March 30
    Marina Halac, David W. Zalaznick Associate Professor of Business, Columbia Business School "Contests for Experimentation" Abstract: We study the design of contests for specific innovations when there is learning: contestants’…
Rank this Week: 4760

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
  • Mar 28

    Pregnancy as Disability

    Pregnancy as Disability
    When I teach family law, I briefly discuss the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. The basic hypothetical that I use is: Ace Employer makes no accommodations for any disabilities (other than what is required under the Americans with Disabilities…
  • Mar 27

    Justice Jackson’s Error

    Justice Jackson’s Error
    A subject that came up in my Bill of Rights seminar this semester is the fallacy that the rights included in the First Amendment were the most important ones because    . . . well, they came first.  Of course, this is wrong.…
  • Mar 27

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2015 The Stripping of the Trust: A Study In Legal Evolution Adam S Hofri-Winogradow The Fault of Trespass Avihay Dorfman, Assaf Jacob How Tort Law Empowers Ori J Herstein…
Rank this Week: 89

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/
  • Mar 28

    A Guide to Feminist Pedagogy

    A Guide to Feminist Pedagogy
    Vanderbilt, A Guide to Feminist Pedagogy Feminist pedagogy is not a toolbox, a collection of strategies, a list of practices, or a specific classroom arrangement. It is an overarching philosophy—a theory of teaching and learning that…
  • Mar 28

    The Glass Ceiling of the Australian Supreme Court

    The Glass Ceiling of the Australian Supreme Court
    Harry Hobbs, Finding a Fair Reflection on the High Court of Australia Of the 51 Justices appointed to the High Court of Australia, only four have been women. Although all eminently qualified, there is something fundamentally wrong with this…
  • Mar 27

    "Law faculty diversity: Successes and failures"

    "Law faculty diversity: Successes and failures"
    From a WaPo article by Jim Lundgren: How diverse are tenured and tenure-track law faculties? Which ethnic and gender groups are now the most under- and over-represented in law teaching compared to a very broad measure of the pool:…
Rank this Week: 2816

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/
  • Mar 28

    Omnicare – It’s Still About Civil Procedure

    Omnicare – It’s Still About Civil Procedure
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court finally issued its decision in Omnicare, Inc. v. Laborers District Council Construction Industry Pension Fund (.pdf), concerning the definition of “opinion falsity” in the context of a lawsuit under Section…
  • Mar 27

    Commissioner Dan Gallagher on Twitter

    Commissioner Dan Gallagher on Twitter
    Plenty of valuable information was shared today at Vanderbilt's 17th annual law & business conference, including remarks from Elisse Walter (former-SEC Chairman), Jim Cox (Duke), Bob Thompson (Georgetown), Amanda Rose (Vanderbilt), and…
  • Mar 27

    Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation at Vanderbilt Law School

    Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation at Vanderbilt Law School
    After teaching my early morning classes, I will spend the rest of the day at Vanderbilt Law School for their Developing Areas of Capital Market and Federal Securities Regulation Conference. This is Vanderbilt's 17th Annual Law and Business…
Rank this Week: 171

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Mar 27

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science

    Capitalist Agriculture & Biotechnology: Toward Delineating the Contexts and Contours of Post-Academic Science
    The latest issue of the “independent socialist” periodical, Monthly Review, has two articles that might interest this blog’s readers: Fred Magdoff’s, “A Rational Agriculture Is Incompatible with…
  • Mar 19

    Toward a Developmental Finance State

    Toward a Developmental Finance State
    Robert C. Hockett and Saule T. Omarova have posted a draft of their important—hence highly recommended—new article, “Public Actors in Private Markets: Toward a Developmental Finance State,” at SSRN, available here. The…
  • Mar 17

    California Supreme Court grants posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang

    California Supreme Court grants posthumous law license to Hong Yen Chang
    [Edited] “A descendant of the wife of Hong Yen Chang was researching a book about an ancestor when she learned that her great-grand-uncle Chang had received a law degree but never practiced in California. She contacted another relative,…
Rank this Week: 361

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/
  • Mar 27

    Felon In Possession Of License

    Felon In Possession Of License
    The Louisiana Supreme Court conditionally admitted a bar applicant subject to compliance with conditions imposed by the Lawyer Assistance Program (LAP). Justice Clark dissented By granting conditional admission to this applicant, this Court…
  • Mar 27

    Iowa Stubborn

    Iowa Stubborn
    The Iowa Supreme Court has suspended the former Madison County Attorney for having sex with and then beating up a client. The attorney will not be eligible to seek reinstatement for eighteen months. The Grievance Commission had proposed a…
  • Mar 27

    The Third Strike Leaves Court "Beyond Satisfied"

    The Third Strike Leaves Court "Beyond Satisfied"
    The Maryland Court of Appeals has issued an opinion summarized in this headnote Court of Appeals disbarred lawyer who, among other things, engaged in sending sexually explicit text messages and informed woman that “sugar daddy” would pay…
Rank this Week: 440

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/
  • Mar 27

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Peruta v. County of San Diego (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    Don't say I didn't tell you so (the day the opinion came out).
  • Mar 27

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)

    People v. McGowan (Cal. Ct. App. - March 27, 2015)
    One of the great things about reading the pages of the California Appellate Reports is that you learn new things.  Including, on occasion, new crimes.  Things that you never thought of as criminal, but that you learn could indeed…
  • Mar 26

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)

    Medina v. Chappell (9th Cir. - March 26, 2015)
    This is --  unintentionally -- hilarious.  (Okay, maybe not hilarious.  But pretty funny/ironic.)Judge Wardlaw writes a 36-page, single-spaced opinion.  I read the whole thing, and am about to say something about it.You…
Rank this Week: 221

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/
  • Mar 27

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?

    What to make of the fierce new debate over the efficacy of California's energy codes?
    I recently listened to the Freaknomics podcast, How Efficient is Energy Efficiency?. Despite feeling relatively up-to-date on energy codes research, I was surprised to hear in that podcast about a recent paper by Arik Levinson (Georgetown -…
  • Mar 24

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar

    The W&L Top 100 Law Review Rankings and the Land Use Law Scholar
    I have had reason this spring to revisit--more often than I'd like--the relative rankings of law reviews. It seems these days that many people rely upon the Washington & Lee Law Review Rankings as an indicator of what constitutes a...
  • Mar 24

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15

    CFP: 2015 Future of Places Conference (lead-in to Habitat III) in Stockholm: Deadline of April 15
    Call for papers Following the 2014 Future of Places conference in Buenos Aires, we are pleased to announce the next conference in the series. The 2015 Future of Places conference will serve as a lead-in to Habitat III and its...
Rank this Week: 391

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: 2253

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/
  • Mar 27

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?

    Breaching a Law Review Contract?
    I'm one of Temple Law Review's advisors. Given my views on student-run journals, this is a bit ironic. But the experience so far has taught me how much student editors care about getting it right, and how invested they can be in their…
  • Mar 26

    Erasing Adolescence

    Erasing Adolescence
    One of the urban legends of childhood is that individuals get a fresh start when they turn 18. Of course, like many urban legends, it's not entirely false. Policies linked to this fresh start include a separate juvenile court that offers…
  • Mar 26

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett

    Narrowing During Oral Argument in Caulkett
    On Tuesday, the Supreme Court heard argument in Bank of America, N.A. v. Caulkett, which substantially concerned the viability of the 1992 precedent Dewsnup v. Timm. The resulting conversation ranged far and wide on the subject of precedent,…
Rank this Week: 62

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legislation_law/
  • Mar 27

    Bipartisan Agreement to Make Massive Changes to Medicare

    Bipartisan Agreement to Make Massive Changes to Medicare
    A bipartisan bill, H.R. 2, Medicare Access and CHIP Reauthorization ACT, would repeal the Sustainable Growth Rate (SGR) formula, which sets a cap on physician spending, and would revamp payment of physicians under Medicare. On March 26, 2015…
  • Mar 26

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit

    Republicans Propose to Block Funding for Critical Benefit
    Since the 1900s, Congressional Republicans have proposed block grant style funding for Medicaid. A block grant is a fixed amount of money allocated from the federal government to states in order to support social assistance programs. On…
  • Mar 23

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law

    Oregon’s “Motor Voter” Bill Becomes Nation’s First Automatic Voter Registration Law
    Amidst the passage of increasingly restrictive voter ID laws, Oregon’s current governor, Kate Brown, recently signed a groundbreaking piece of voting legislation for the state. House Bill 2177 was passed on Monday, and is the first of…
Rank this Week: 2814