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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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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 23

    Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act Gives Sanctuary Cities a Model for Resistance

    Resistance to the Fugitive Slave Act Gives Sanctuary Cities a Model for Resistance
    Christopher N. Lasch on the History News Network offers a historically-based defense of "sanctuary cities"" "Lawsuits over the executive order that barred entry from seven predominately Muslim nations dominated the news in…
  • Feb 23

    Suits Challenging Confinement of Noncitizens Jump

    Suits Challenging Confinement of Noncitizens Jump
    Habeas corpus filings in federal courts challenging the confinement of noncitizens have risen sharply. The latest available data from the federal courts show that during January 2017 the government reported 168 new habeas corpus civil filings…
  • Feb 23

    The Lost Poetry of the Angel Island Detention Center

    The Lost Poetry of the Angel Island Detention Center
    Angel Island win San Francisco Bay was once the home of many Chinese migrants seeking to enter the United States in the era of the infamous Chinese exclusion laws. In "The Lost Poetry of the Angel Island Detention Center" in...
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Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    EU State Aid panel at IFA US branch annual meeting

    EU State Aid panel at IFA US branch annual meeting
    Today I was the lone American on the IFA panel I mentioned in my prior post, discussing the raft of ongoing, or perhaps soon to be ongoing, EU state aid cases before the European Commission (and ultimately the European Court of Justice).…
  • Feb 22

    Upcoming talk

    Upcoming talk
    I seem to be accumulating a hefty set of appearances for 2017. They include the following:1) Thursday, February 23 - The USA Branch of the International Fiscal Association is currently holding its annual meeting, in the Waldorf Astoria Hotel…
  • Feb 22

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: Jason Oh's "Are the Rich Responsible for Progressive Tax Rates?"

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 5: Jason Oh's "Are the Rich Responsible for Progressive Tax Rates?"
    Yesterday Jason Oh presented "Are the Rich Responsible for Progressive Tax Rates?" The current draft is written in the format for a law review paper. I personally am hoping that he rewrites it as, say, an NTJ paper. While I think a good law…
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 23

    EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Dispute

    EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Dispute
    Nicolas Petit, U Liege offers a EU Competition Law Analysis of FRAND Disputes. ABSTRACT: This paper describes the degree of obligation created by a FRAND commitment on the holders of a Standard Essential Patent (“SEP”) from an EU…
  • Feb 23

    Call for papers: 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) June 30th to July 2nd 2017

    Call for papers: 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) June 30th to July 2nd 2017
    We invite submissions of papers to the 12th International Conference on Advances in the Analysis of Competition Policy and Regulation (CRESSE) that will take place in the island of Crete, near Heraklion city (GREECE), from June 30th to July…
  • Feb 23

    The Rule of Reason

    The Rule of Reason
    Herb Hovenkamp, Iowa discusses The Rule of Reason. ABSTRACT: Antitrust’s rule of reason was born out of a thirty year (1897-1927) division among Supreme Court Justices about the proper way to assess multi-firm restraints on competition. By…
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Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    The Anti Head of State

    The Anti Head of State
    One fascinating aspect of the Trump Administration is that the President is functioning as the antithesis of a traditional head of state.  Think about a country where the head of state and head of government roles are divided (for…
  • Feb 22

    Will the United States survive the 2016 election (and 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump)? Continuing

    Will the United States survive the 2016 election (and 2017 Inauguration of Donald Trump)? Continuing
    Tomorrow I shall teach Prigg v. Pennsylvania to my class.  For non-professors, it is what I think is the worst single decision in our 225 year history.  Justice Story not only upheld the constitutionality of the Fugitive Slave Law…
  • Feb 20

    Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?

    Does New York State Have a Copy of President Trump’s Federal Returns?
    Gregory KlassThere has been a lot of talk about the new role state attorneys general have been taking on as a check on federal overreach. The Virginia and Washington AGs, for example, have brought important lawsuits to halt President…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Verstein on Mixed Motive

    Verstein on Mixed Motive
    Andrew Verstein (Wake Forest University School of Law) has posted The Jurisprudence of Mixed Motives (Yale Law Journal, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Legal results often turn on motive, and motive is often complex. How do…
  • Feb 23

    Roberts, Cohen, Deubert, & Lynch on NFL Player Health

    Roberts, Cohen, Deubert, & Lynch on NFL Player Health
    Jessica L. Roberts (University of Houston Law Center), I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School), Chris Deubert (Harvard University - Football Players Health Study), & Holly Fernandez Lynch (Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School) have posted…
  • Feb 22

    Bogenschneider on Hegelian Tax Jurisprudence

    Bogenschneider on Hegelian Tax Jurisprudence
    Bret N. Bogenschneider (University of Surrey - School of Law) has posted The Missing Hegelian Revival in Tax Jurisprudence (7:1 J. Phil. Int'l Law 1 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this Article G.W.F. Hegel’s Philosophy of…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Walters & Brown on Preventing Hate Crime

    Walters & Brown on Preventing Hate Crime
    Mark Walters and Rupert Brown (University of Sussex Law School and Independent) have posted Preventing Hate Crime on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This report provides a comprehensive review of interventions that are currently being used to…
  • Feb 23

    Steinhoff on Proportionality in Self-Defense

    Steinhoff on Proportionality in Self-Defense
    Uwe Steinhoff (The University of Hong Kong - Department of Politics and Public Administration) has posted Proportionality in Self-Defense (Journal of Ethics (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article considers the proportionality…
  • Feb 22

    Bartels on Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Program

    Bartels on Hawaii's Opportunity Probation with Enforcement Program
    Lorana Bartels (University of Canberra - School of Law and Justice) has posted Swift and Certain Sanctions: Is it Time for Australia to Bring Some HOPE into the Criminal Justice System? (Criminal Law Journal, 39(1): 53-66, 2015) on SSRN.…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Crews responding to SUV fire in Lakeside discover body inside - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego

    Crews responding to SUV fire in Lakeside discover body inside - 10News.com KGTV ABC10 San Diego
    LAKESIDE, Calif. - Emergency crews responding to a vehicle fire on a Lakeside road discovered a body inside. via www.10news.com Like Jamul, only worse.
  • Feb 23

    Protests in Anaheim After Off-Duty Cop Fires Gun During Clash With Teens - NBC New

    Protests in Anaheim After Off-Duty Cop Fires Gun During Clash With Teens - NBC New
    Hundreds of protesters rallied in Anaheim, California, Wednesday night after video surfaced of an off-duty police officer apparently firing a gun during a scuffle with a 13-year-old after kids walked on his lawn. via www.nbcnews.com Lawns are…
  • Feb 23

    Revenge of the Deep State - Reason.com

    Revenge of the Deep State - Reason.com
    Last week, The Wall Street Journal revealed that members of the intelligence community — part of the deep state, the unseen government within the government that does not change with elections — now have acquired so much data on…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Metzmeier on Emancipation by Will in Kentucky

    Metzmeier on Emancipation by Will in Kentucky
    Kurt X. Metzmeier, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, has posted Constructing Freedom: A Letter by George M. Bibb Concerning the Will of the Rev. Richard Bibb, Sr., which appears in Unbound: A Review of Legal History…
  • Feb 23

    Positions for Doctoral Students at Max Planck

    Positions for Doctoral Students at Max Planck
    [We have the following announcement.]Several positions are currently open for doctoral students at the Max Planck Institute for European Legal History in Frankfurt:Up to four doctoral students – Research Group: Transitions and…
  • Feb 22

    Rahmatian on Lord Kame

    Rahmatian on Lord Kame
    Rounding off our Commonwealth titles from 2015 is Lord Kames: Legal and Social Theorist by Andreas Rahmatian, University of Glasgow. The book re-establishes the importance of the ideas and legal philosophy of Scottish jurist and philosopher,…
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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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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Feb 23

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change

    ACLU's David Cole on Constitutional Change
    Check out Ben Wofford's interview at Politico with David Cole (Georgetown), the ACLU's recently appointed legal director. Cole talks about the ACLU agenda for the Trump presidency, and, drawing on his book, Engines of Liberty, and his essay…
  • Feb 22

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age

    Federal Judge Enjoins California AB1687 Prohibiting Publication of Entertainers' Age
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a brief Order in IMBD v. Becerra, federal district judge Vince Chhabria enjoined California AB 1687, added as §1798.83.5, stating that "it's difficult to…
  • Feb 22

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland's Assault Weapon Ban

    Fourth Circuit Upholds Maryland's Assault Weapon Ban
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The en banc Fourth Circuit yesterday upheld Maryland's ban on assault weapons and large-capacity magazines against a Second Amendment challenge. The ruling reverses an earlier panel decision and…
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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/
Rank this Week: 211

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 23

    Insecurity About Security Certificate

    Insecurity About Security Certificate
    Today is the tenth anniversary of the Supreme Court of Canada’s [SCC] decision in Charkaoui v. Canada (Citizenship and Immigration).1 This decision centred on the Canadian government’s procedure on issuing security certificates. These…
  • Feb 22

    It's Dolly the Sheep's Anniversary!

    It's Dolly the Sheep's Anniversary!
    Today, February 22nd, marks the 20th anniversary since Dolly the Sheep was announced to the public. She was the first successfully cloned mammal and lived until the age of 6. Dolly was unique because she was cloned from an adult...
  • Feb 21

    This Should Never Be Necessary and Should Not Have Been Needed: Once Is Too Many

    This Should Never Be Necessary and Should Not Have Been Needed: Once Is Too Many
    yet it did, in my experience, regularly. To lawyers on either side of a case. Shrugging it off with a "trial judges are human and make mistakes" isn't a good answer. Equivalent conduct on a football (soccer) pitch would get...
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Aust: Das Recht der globalen Stadt

    Aust: Das Recht der globalen Stadt
    Helmut Philipp Aust (Freie Universität Berlin - Law) has published Das Recht der globalen Stadt: Grenzüberschreitende Dimensionen kommunaler Selbstverwaltung (Mohr Siebeck 2017). Here's the abstract: In einer Zeit rapider…
  • Feb 23

    Elsig: Legalization in context: The design of the WTO’s dispute settlement system

    Elsig: Legalization in context: The design of the WTO’s dispute settlement system
    Manfred Elsig (Univ. of Bern - World Trade Institute) has posted Legalization in context: The design of the WTO’s dispute settlement system (British Journal of Politics and International Relations, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:…
  • Feb 23

    Kamber: Prosecuting Human Rights Offences: Rethinking the Sword Function of Human Rights Law

    Kamber: Prosecuting Human Rights Offences: Rethinking the Sword Function of Human Rights Law
    Krešimir Kamber (Ghent Univ. - Law) has published Prosecuting Human Rights Offences: Rethinking the Sword Function of Human Rights Law (Brill | Nijhoff 2017). Here's the abstract: In Prosecuting Human Rights Offences: Rethinking the…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 23

    Indiana GOP Sends 'Abortion Reversal' Bill Back to Committee

    Indiana GOP Sends 'Abortion Reversal' Bill Back to Committee
    From U.S. News: An Indiana House panel will take another look at a measure it narrowly approved last week concerning a scientifically disputed process known as abortion reversal, a rare legislative step that Democrats say reflects widespread…
  • Feb 22

    Teen Suicide Attempts Fell as Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal

    Teen Suicide Attempts Fell as Same-Sex Marriage Became Legal
    From USA Today: Fewer U.S. teens attempted suicide in states where same-sex marriage was legal in the years leading up to the 2015 Supreme Court ruling upholding gay marriage, according to a new study. Analyzing data from 1999 to 2015,...
  • Feb 22

    Call for Student Paper

    Call for Student Paper
    If/When/How, in collaboration with the Center for Reproductive Rights and the Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice at Berkeley Law School, is currently accepting submissions for the twelfth annual Sarah Weddington Writing Prize for New…
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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/
  • Feb 23

    Disbarment For Theft Conviction

    Disbarment For Theft Conviction
    The Maryland Court of Appeals issued an opinion explaining its earlier-imposed order of disbarment of an attorney convicted of felony theft from a client. In early 2011, Dr. Tsai hired Respondent to assist him in his claim for disability…
  • Feb 23

    Decision Of "Limited Precedential Value" Has Some Resonance

    Decision Of "Limited Precedential Value" Has Some Resonance
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals reciprocally disbarred an attorney convicted of tax offenses and disbarred in New York. Mr. Lifshitz pleaded guilty to one count of filing a false personal tax return in violation of N.Y. Tax Law...
  • Feb 22

    Utah Supreme Court: "Not All Misappropriation Is Created Equal"

    Utah Supreme Court: "Not All Misappropriation Is Created Equal"
    The Utah Supreme Court affirmed a suspension for dishonesty in a case where an attorney had bartered legal services with two clients for home improvements and deprived his firm of its fees. Attorney Joseph Barrett exchanged legal services for…
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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
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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/
  • Feb 23

    How many full-time administrative assistants for a philosophy department?

    How many full-time administrative assistants for a philosophy department?
    A colleague elsewhere writes: "We’ve had two full-timer admins for 6 years. One was assigned centrally to the day-to-day operations of the graduate program. That admin left for a better paying job, and we were denied a request to…
  • Feb 23

    "Bias Response Teams" are a new thing at universitie

    "Bias Response Teams" are a new thing at universitie
    Here's a compilation of some reported incidents that should be alarming. One assumes that in most or all these cases there were no repercussions for the speech, but the idea that they would even be reported and scrutinized is bizarre.
  • Feb 22

    "The Innocence of Becoming: Nietzsche Against Guilt"

    "The Innocence of Becoming: Nietzsche Against Guilt"
    This is a pretty significant revision of a draft paper I first posted in 2013. It gives a good bit of attention to the reactive attitude of "revenge" that polite philosophers usually ignore. The abstract: This is a substantial revision...
Rank this Week: 188

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 23

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace

    Partisan Political Arguments in the Workplace
    The U.S. 2016 presidential election and post-election is causing much debate, criticism, and protest outside of America. Canadians have actively participated in public marches and protests in response to Trump’s comments and proposed…
  • Feb 23

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Crawford on Fake News in Canada
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • Feb 23

    #HackJustice

    #HackJustice
    In his February 3rd, 2017, Slaw article entitled “Build, Baby Build”, Colin Lachance describes his experience of having individuals share with and seek his advice on building some “app/service/tool that could very well make…
Rank this Week: 42

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 23

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die

    Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade, die
    Washington Post (February 18, 2017): Norma McCorvey, Jane Roe of Roe v. Wade decisions legalizing abortion nationwide dies at 19, by Emily Langer: Last Saturday, Norma McCorvey who was plaintiff "Jane Roe" in the 1973 case Roe v.…
  • Feb 22

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa

    Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texa
    New York Times (Feb. 21, 2017): Judge Blocks Medicaid Cuts to Planned Parenthood in Texas, by Christopher Mele: On Tuesday, a federal judge issued a preliminary injunction preventing Texas from defunding Planned Parenthood finding that the…
  • Feb 21

    Congress Seeks to Overturn Obama HHS Rule that Prohibits Discrimination Against Title X Provider

    Congress Seeks to Overturn Obama HHS Rule that Prohibits Discrimination Against Title X Provider
    Rewire (Feb. 16, 2017): GOP Begins Shredding Family Planning Safeguards, by Christine Grimaldi: Using the Congressional Review Act, Republican law makers are working to undo regulations adopted during the Obama administration. Last week the…
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Lawfare

Lawfare

Coveres actions taken or contemplated to protect the nation interact with the nation’s laws and legal institutions, including cybersecurity, Guantánamo habeas litigation, targeted killing, biosecurity, universal jurisdiction, the Alien Tort Statute, and the state secrets privilege. By Benjamin Wittes, Jack Goldsmith and Robert Chesney.

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 23

    The North Korean Missile Launch, the Assassination of Kim Jong-nam, and the U.S.-China Relationship

    The North Korean Missile Launch, the Assassination of Kim Jong-nam, and the U.S.-China Relationship
    Kim Jong-un has had a busy two weeks. On February 12th, North Korea launched a ballistic missile into the Sea of Japan during Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s visit to the United States, prompting an unusually public flurry of…
  • Feb 22

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: A Tale of RSA

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: A Tale of RSA
    In this episode, I go to RSA and interviews the people that everyone at RSA is hoping to sell to—CISOs. In particular, John “Four” Flynn of Uber, Heather Adkins of Google, and Troels Oerting of Barclays Bank.…
  • Feb 22

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations? That 2009 Holder Memo

    White House Interference with Justice Department Investigations? That 2009 Holder Memo
    Last Saturday, Harry Siegel of the New York Daily News reported that shortly after President Trump signed his immigration executive order, Stephen Miller called the U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of New York, Robert Capers, to…
Rank this Week: 51

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Feb 23

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute

    Gugliuzza & La Belle on the Patent Venue Statute
    Paul Gugliuzza and Megan La Belle have posted on SSRN a draft of their article, The Patently Unexceptional Venue Statute, which will be published in the American University Law Review. Here’s the abstract: Legal doctrines developed by the…
  • Feb 22

    Academic Commentary on the Pending Class Action Bill

    Academic Commentary on the Pending Class Action Bill
    From the Mass Tort Litigation Blog comes this list of academic commentary on the so-called "Fairness in Class Action Litigation Act," H.R. 985: John Coffee (Columbia) Howard Erichson (Fordham) Myriam Gilles (Cardozo) Elizabeth…
  • Feb 22

    Grossi on The Claim

    Grossi on The Claim
    Simona Grossi has posted on SSRN a draft of her article, The Claim. Here’s the abstract: I felt compelled to write this article when I realized that our law interpreters and reformers lack an understanding of the meaning and role...
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Feb 23

    Bruner on "Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda?"

    Bruner on "Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda?"
    Christopher Bruner has posted Center-Left Politics and Corporate Governance: What Is the 'Progressive' Agenda? on SSRN. You can download the paper here. Here is the abstract: For as long as corporations have existed, debates have persisted…
  • Feb 22

    Business Headline

    Business Headline
    Here is a rundown of recent business news headlines: The Yahoo/Verizon deal takes a $350M haircut to compensate for Yahoo data security breaches in 2013 and 2014. The Snapchat parent company, SNAP, scheduled blockbuster IPO ($20-23B) is…
  • Feb 21

    Finally -- Moot Court Meets Transactional Law

    Finally -- Moot Court Meets Transactional Law
    Later this week, I will be on the road to Los Angeles to take one of our teams to a LawMeet Transactional competition. The competition is described as follows: The National Transactional LawMeet is the premier “moot court” experience…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 23

    Camp & Thuronyi:An IRS Whistleblower Could Release Trump's Tax Return To Congress Under § 6103(f)

    Camp & Thuronyi:An IRS Whistleblower Could Release Trump's Tax Return To Congress Under § 6103(f)
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Forbes, Disclosing President Trump's Tax Returns — An Unconventional Idea, by Bryan Camp (Texas Tech) & Victor Thuronyi (former Lead Counsel, (Taxation), IMF): Lots of folks want to see…
  • Feb 23

    Hayashi & Murphy:Savings Externalities In A Second-Best World

    Hayashi & Murphy:Savings Externalities In A Second-Best World
    Andrew T. Hayashi (Virginia) & Daniel Patrick Murphy (Virginia), Savings Externalities in a Second-Best World: The debate among legal scholars about individuals’ failure to save enough for retirement happens on a “micro” level. It…
  • Feb 23

    The Atticus Finch Effect: Has Donald Trump Made Attorneys (And Law Schools) Popular Again?

    The Atticus Finch Effect: Has Donald Trump Made Attorneys (And Law Schools) Popular Again?
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): My Northwest, The Atticus Effect: Has Trump Made Attorneys Popular Again?: Kellye Testy knew perceptions had shifted when, purely by accident, she bumped into a couple of her former students…
Rank this Week: 28

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 964

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Feb 23

    Florida legislators talk of repealing mandatory minimums for nonviolent offense

    Florida legislators talk of repealing mandatory minimums for nonviolent offense
    As reported in this local article, headlined "In major Tallahassee reversal, mandatory sentences called a waste of taxpayer money," there is a notable movement to repeal some mandatory minimum sentences in the Sunshine State. Here…
  • Feb 22

    Buck's notable dis of state finality interests in "flawed" capital sentence

    Buck's notable dis of state finality interests in "flawed" capital sentence
    Though there are a number of interesting procedural and substantive elements to the Supreme Court's ruling today in Buck v. Davis reversing a Texas death sentence (basics here), I am especially intrigued by the short shrift given by the…
  • Feb 22

    "The Constitutional Law of Incarceration, Reconfigured"

    "The Constitutional Law of Incarceration, Reconfigured"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new paper authored by Margo Schlanger now available via SSRN. Here is the abstract: As American incarcerated populations grew starting in the 1970s, so too did court oversight of...
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Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
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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/
  • Feb 23

    John DiPippa Named Interim Dean Of Arkansas - Little Rock Law

    John DiPippa Named Interim Dean Of Arkansas - Little Rock Law
    Dean Emeritus John DiPippa of UA - Little Rock Law will take over as Interim Dean after Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz departs this summer. The law school will conduct a full search next year for a permanent replacement.
  • Feb 22

    University of Tennessee Conference -- Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy

    University of Tennessee Conference -- Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy
    The University of Tennessee's law school is hosting the conference, "Title IX: History, Legacy, and Controversy" on March 2 and 3, 2017 to address Title IX issues regarding athletics and education, campus sexual assault, procedural…
  • Feb 22

    Heather Gerken Named Dean Of Yale Law

    Heather Gerken Named Dean Of Yale Law
    Professor Heather Gerkin has been named the new Dean of Yale Law, effective this summer. Gerkin, who holds a JD from Michigan, joined the Yale Law faculty in 2006. She is the first woman to lead the law school.
Rank this Week: 155

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 23

    Belgian Court Rules Kosher Slaughter Is Protected Religious Right

    Belgian Court Rules Kosher Slaughter Is Protected Religious Right
    Jerusalem Post reported yesterday that a court in Belgium has ruled that restricting kosher slaughtering of animals "excessively and unreasonably restricts freedom of religion and seriously harms the fundamental laws of human rights and…
  • Feb 23

    NJ Tax Court Says Church Had Not Stopped Using Area For Religious Purpose

    NJ Tax Court Says Church Had Not Stopped Using Area For Religious Purpose
    In Holy Trinity Baptist Church v. City of Trenton Block 26802, Lot 4, (NJ Tax Ct., Feb. 7, 2017), the New Jersey Tax Court held that the County Board of Taxation was wrong in concluding the the second floor of a church building was no…
  • Feb 23

    Settlements In Mosque's and DOJ's Suits Against Michigan City

    Settlements In Mosque's and DOJ's Suits Against Michigan City
    Detroit Free Press reported yesterday that settlements have been reached in two related lawsuits against the city of Sterling Heights, Michigan over the city's denial of Special Approval Land Use application that would have allowed the…
Rank this Week: 71

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 23

    Viewing Trump's Mess from Abroad

    Viewing Trump's Mess from Abroad
    by Neil H. BuchananThe rest of the world has been looking on with a combination of bemusement and horror as Donald Trump has made the transition from cartoonish reality-TV star to even more cartoonish American president.  By all…
  • Feb 22

    A Serious Proposal to Inform the President

    A Serious Proposal to Inform the President
    by Michael DorfThe events of the last several days suggest that the Trump White House, while not exactly the fine-tuned machine that the Maximum Leader touts, is behaving a bit more professionally than in its first chaotic month. On Monday,…
  • Feb 21

    Why Should Retirement Planning be Confusing and Expensive?

    Why Should Retirement Planning be Confusing and Expensive?
    by Neil H. BuchananNotwithstanding Candidate Trump's promises not to cut Social Security, his enablers in the Republican Party have long salivated at the idea of privatizing our retirement system.  Given the utter chaos of the…
Rank this Week: 280

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Feb 23

    Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case

    Randazza Resoundingly Wins First Amendment Case
    The latest successful case of Marc Randazza was highlighted on Pissed Consumer. Check out the blog post to discover the details of First Amendment case where Dr. Steven Novella [Mr. Randazza’s client] was sued for sharing his opinions…
  • Oct 23

    Paralegal / Legal Secretary Job

    Paralegal / Legal Secretary Job
    Randazza Legal Group needs another paralegal / legal secretary. The successful candidate must be enthusiastic about working for a firm that does First Amendment Law and international intellectual property law. Candidates must be in Las…
  • Oct 23

    Associate Attorney Position

    Associate Attorney Position
    Randazza Legal Group is looking for an associate attorney with 1-5 years of experience, but others will be considered. Should you apply?  Will you do no harm to the First Amendment, nor through inaction allow harm to come to the First…
Rank this Week: 478

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Feb 23

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!

    Welcome to the Blogosphere, Lawfire!
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Apparently, being named Charles and having vast military experience is all the rage in the blogosphere these days. Last week I mentioned Charles Blanchard’s new blog. And this week…
  • Feb 21

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie

    “We’re on the Air!” Michael Flynn, Sergey Kislyak and the Paradoxes of Diplomatic Immunitie
    by Mohamed Helal by Mohamed Helal [Dr. Mohamed Helal is an Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law & Affiliated Faculty, Mershon Center for International Security Studies – The Ohio State University. From 2002-2003 Dr.…
  • Feb 20

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie

    Introducing the Second Multi-Blog Series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentarie
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Last March, the ICRC released an updated Commentary on the First Geneva Convention of 1949 (GCI), the first installment of six new Commentaries aimed at bringing the interpretation of the Geneva…
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Feb 23

    National Health Care Decisions Day 2017

    National Health Care Decisions Day 2017
    Florida State University's Center for Innovative Collaboration in Medicine & Law and Big Bend Hospice have announced that they are co-sponsoring a National Healthcare Decisions Day on Thursday April 20, 2017 from 5-7:30 p.m. The event…
  • Feb 23

    North Carolina Appeals Ct Declines to Recognize Pre-Death Cause of Action for Tortious Interference with Expectancy

    North Carolina Appeals Ct Declines to Recognize Pre-Death Cause of Action for Tortious Interference with Expectancy
    An interesting decision addressing standing issues arising in the context of a family battle over an 87-year old parent's assets was issued by the North Carolina Court of Appeals on February 21, 2017. In Hauser v Hauser, the court nicely...
  • Feb 22

    Fundamentals of Special Needs Planning webinar

    Fundamentals of Special Needs Planning webinar
    Registration is now open for Stetson's annual Fundamentals of Special Needs Planning webinar (full disclosure, I'm the conference chair) scheduled for May 5, 2017. Topics include : Becoming a SNT Administrator A Primer on Tax When Making…
Rank this Week: 291

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/
  • Feb 22

    "The Past and Future of Externship Scholarship"

    "The Past and Future of Externship Scholarship"
    This is a new article by Professor Harriet Katz (Rutgers) and available at 23 Clinical L. Rev. 397 (2016) and here on SSRN. From the abstract: This article offers an overview of scholarship about legal externship produced over the past...
  • Feb 22

    Winning Through Integrity and Professionalism

    Winning Through Integrity and Professionalism
    In an article in the New York State Bar Association Journal (Feb. 2017), Judge Gerald Lebovits makes the case for integrity and professionalism: Winning is, rather, about projecting sincerity without vouching for a client’s credibility or…
  • Feb 22

    Mark Herrmann: Why It’s Always Your Fault

    Mark Herrmann: Why It’s Always Your Fault
    Mark Herrmann: Why It’s Always Your Fault. Nice article. Excerpt: "In a sense, whenever you write anything, you become responsible for the reader. If the reader doesn’t understand it, it’s your fault — because your task was to…
Rank this Week: 3013

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/
  • Feb 22

    [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhone

    [Orin Kerr] Judge rejects warrant provision allowing compelled thumbprints to unlock iPhone
    A federal magistrate judge in Chicago has rejected a request by the government for a provision in a search warrant that would authorize agents to compel people present to unlock seized phones using biometric readers. I think the judge was…
  • Feb 22

    [Eugene Volokh] IMDb likely has First Amendment right to display people’s age

    [Eugene Volokh] IMDb likely has First Amendment right to display people’s age
    A recently enacted California law, AB 1687, requires websites that “provide employment services to an individual for a subscription payment” to stop publishing a subscriber’s age whenever the subscriber so demands. In…
  • Feb 22

    [Sasha Volokh] 11/9 Coalition statement on Trump’s original travel ban

    [Sasha Volokh] 11/9 Coalition statement on Trump’s original travel ban
    As Trump prepares to perhaps issue a new travel ban soon, it’s helpful to remember what were the problems with the original travel ban. Here’s a link to the Feb. 9 Ninth Circuit decision upholding the preliminary injunction…
Rank this Week: 4

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Feb 22

    The Real Religious Liberty Deficits Right in Front of U

    The Real Religious Liberty Deficits Right in Front of U
    Marci Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania and leading church/state scholar, outlines what the United States must do to restore true religious liberty under the First Amendment,…
  • Feb 21

    In for a Pence: How Congress Can Smooth the Path for Trump’s Removal via the 25th Amendment

    In for a Pence: How Congress Can Smooth the Path for Trump’s Removal via the 25th Amendment
    Guest columnist Dean Falvy, a lecturer at the University of Washington School of Law and attorney with an international business practice, explains how Congress might be able to use the 25th Amendment to remove President Donald Trump. Falvy…
  • Feb 19

    Did Trump’s “Muslim Ban” Talk Permanently Taint His Immigration Policy?

    Did Trump’s “Muslim Ban” Talk Permanently Taint His Immigration Policy?
    Cornell University law professor Michael C. Dorf considers whether President Trump’s new executive order on immigration, anticipated to be issued this week, will fare better than Executive Order 13769, which temporarily banned nationals…
Rank this Week: 172

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
Rank this Week: 3697

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 22

    Ridge Rousten Cabernet Franc (Santa Cruz Mountains) 2013

    Ridge Rousten Cabernet Franc (Santa Cruz Mountains) 2013
    This 100% Cabernet Franc is sourced from a small patch of 5 year old vines in Ridge's famous Monte Bello Vineyard. Deep purple-ruby. No sediment yet. Pleasant aroma of dark berry fruit, anise, and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 21

    Generals, yes. Law Professors, no?

    Generals, yes. Law Professors, no?
    Francis Pileggi reports: The National Association of Corporate Directors is hosting a seminar later this week for retired, or nearly retired, generals in the U.S. armed services who aspire to be on a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Feb 21

    SEC Acting Chair Piwowar goes to war with his own enforcement lawyer

    SEC Acting Chair Piwowar goes to war with his own enforcement lawyer
    ICYMI (as I did), the WSJ last week reported that: Michael Piwowar—named acting head of the agency in late January by the Trump administration—... revoke[d] subpoena authority from about 20 senior... [[ This is a content summary…
Rank this Week: 560

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Feb 22

    Better News for the International Criminal Court

    Better News for the International Criminal Court
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) had a better week this past week. Following the announcements this past fall by a few African States that they intend to withdraw from the Court, more recently, Gambia's newly elected government…
  • Feb 22

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect

    WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Takes Effect
    A major milestone for the global trading system was reached today when the first multilateral deal concluded in the 21-year history of the World Trade Organization (WTO) entered into force. In receiving four more ratifications from Rwanda,…
  • Feb 22

    ICC Revised Arbitration Rules Go Into Effect on March 1st; Changes Include Expedited Procedures for Disputes Under US$2 million

    ICC Revised Arbitration Rules Go Into Effect on March 1st; Changes Include Expedited Procedures for Disputes Under US$2 million
    The International Court of Arbitration of the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC Court) announced important amendments to the ICC Rules of Arbitration (the "Rules") to increase the efficiency and transparency of ICC…
Rank this Week: 311

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/
  • Feb 22

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?

    Does the Success of the Women's March Mean that it's Time to Revive the ERA?
    Two North Carolina legislators have introduced a bill that would result in the state's belated ratification of the federal Equal Rights Amendment. It's an uphill battle, they acknowledge, but they are buoyed by the energy that brought…
  • Feb 21

    Lawyers United

    Lawyers United
    President Trump's executive orders on immigration have united strange bedfellows. The National Lawyers Guild sprung into immediate action, supporting lawyers representing those who were denied admission or re-admission to the US. They…
  • Feb 20

    A Timely New Book: Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense

    A Timely New Book: Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense
    Hot off the presses is an interesting new book by Dr. Jan Arno Hessebruegge, Human Rights and Personal Self-Defense in International Law (Oxford 2017). If you're in the Philadelphia area, note that Dr. Hessebruegge will be speaking about his…
Rank this Week: 559

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/
  • Feb 22

    A Wall of Inspiration

    A Wall of Inspiration
    For first-time bar takers and repeat bar takers, this is the week they have prepared for the past two months. This preparatory period was particularly demanding for me as students responded to my advice and used the ASP office extensively....
  • Feb 21

    Director of Academic Success Position at U of Buffalo

    Director of Academic Success Position at U of Buffalo
    Position Summary: The University at Buffalo School of Law invites applications for the position of Director of Academic Success. The Academic Success Program is designed to provide students with support through every stage of the academic…
  • Feb 21

    Associate Director of Bar Support Position at Roger William

    Associate Director of Bar Support Position at Roger William
    Associate Director of Bar Support Category: Staff positions Department: School of Law Locations: Bristol, RI Posted: Feb 10, '17 Type: Full-time Regular Ref. No.: 109814 Share About Roger Williams University: Roger Williams University,…
Rank this Week: 4903

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 22

    Article on Effects of Panama Papers on New Zealand Foreign Trusts Regime

    Article on Effects of Panama Papers on New Zealand Foreign Trusts Regime
    Mark J. Bennett published an Article entitled, Implications of the Panama Papers for the New Zealand Foreign Trusts Regime, 21 NZ Assoc. Comparative L. Yearbook 27 (2015). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This article discusses…
  • Feb 22

    Mother Will Give Birth to Terminally Ill Baby to Donate Her Organ

    Mother Will Give Birth to Terminally Ill Baby to Donate Her Organ
    Keri Young, an Oklahoma mother, will give birth to her terminally ill daughter and donate the newborn’s organs. Young’s baby will be born with a portion of her brain and skull missing—a condition known as anencephaly. The couple has…
  • Feb 22

    Article on Hindu Succession Act 2005

    Article on Hindu Succession Act 2005
    Shital Prakash Kharat recently published an Article entitled, Effect of Hindu Succession (Amendment) Act 2005 – Judicial Response (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Women, since the vedic times were dominated because of…
Rank this Week: 127

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/
  • Feb 22

    Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 22, 2017)

    Vieira Enterprises v. McCoy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 22, 2017)
    These sentences from today's opinion neatly encapsulate why Property was the least favorite of my first-year classes in law school:  (Though I like the way Justice Rushing puts them, as well as the snide asides about the quality of…
  • Feb 21

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)

    People v. Camel (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 21, 2017)
    It's a sign of bad things if you have a car parked on your front lawn.  Driveway:  Fine.  Carport or garage:  Perfect.  But front lawn:  No.  Not classy.It's even worse if this vehicle (1) has been on the…
  • Feb 20

    People v. Smith (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 17, 2017)

    People v. Smith (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 17, 2017)
    "Defendant and another man went to a drug dealer’s home for the purpose of purchasing a quarter-pound of methamphetamine. Defendant was carrying two cell phones, a large knife in a concealed sheath, another knife in a pocket, and $1,300…
Rank this Week: 175

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/
  • Feb 22

    Burning your own cross on your own lawn?

    Burning your own cross on your own lawn?
    A couple in Stamford, CT had a racial slur spray-painted on their garage door. Convinced that the police are not doing enough to investigate the incident, they have refused to paint-over or cover the word. In response, the town is moving to…
  • Feb 22

    Intentional walks and limiting rule

    Intentional walks and limiting rule
    Major League Baseball announced agreement on a rule change under which intentional walks will now require only a signal from the dugout, rather than the pitcher intentionally throwing four pitches wide of the plate and the catcher's box. The…
  • Feb 21

    Barnett & Bernick: Good-Faith Constitutional Construction

    Barnett & Bernick: Good-Faith Constitutional Construction
    I spent last weekend at the University of San Diego’s annual originalism works-in-progress conference, which was, as always, excellent and thought provoking. In particular, Michael McConnell presented a draft of his very, very impressive…
Rank this Week: 57