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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 25

    McDonald on Politicians as Judges in Australia

    McDonald on Politicians as Judges in Australia
    Douglas McDonald (Craddock Murray Neumann Lawyers) has posted Worlds Apart: The Appointment of Politicians as Judges (Alternative Law Journal, vol. 41, no. 1, pp.18-23 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article examines the history…
  • Jul 25

    Rolnick on Incarceration of Native Youth

    Rolnick on Incarceration of Native Youth
    Addie Rolnick (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law) has posted Locked Up: Fear, Racism, Prison Economics, and the Incarceration of Native Youth (40 Am. Indian Culture & Research J. 55, 2016) on SSRN. Here is...
  • Jul 25

    Giocoli on the Political Economy of the Lochner Era

    Giocoli on the Political Economy of the Lochner Era
    Nicola Giocoli (University of Pisa) has posted A Smithian Constitution: The Classical Political Economy of the Lochner Era (Introduction) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The paper contains the table of contents and introduction of my…
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 15

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 25

    Professors Rostron's and Levit's updated guide to submitting articles to law review

    Professors Rostron's and Levit's updated guide to submitting articles to law review
    It's become the de facto bible on law review article submissions including sections that cover the methods for submitting an article, any special formatting requirements, how to contact law reviews to request an expedited review, and how to…
  • Jul 25

    Executive Compensation at Private and Public College

    Executive Compensation at Private and Public College
    The Chronicle of Higher Education has compiled data on total compensation for college and university administrators. You can access the information here, though you may need a subscription. However, here are the top figures: (ljs) Renu…
  • Jul 25

    Creating Learning Outcomes for Law Schools I

    Creating Learning Outcomes for Law Schools I
    As most of you probably know, the ABA has enacted new standards that require law schools to create and publish learning outcomes. Here are the new standards: Standard 301. OBJECTIVES OF PROGRAM OF LEGAL EDUCATION (a) A law school shall...
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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: 228

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/
  • Jul 25

    Is the DNC Hack an Act of War?

    Is the DNC Hack an Act of War?
    At Slate I have a discussion about the DNC hack with Isaac Chotiner.  A flavor: Is the election aspect of this hack unique? There have been reports in recent years of cyberattacks or cyberoperations in computer networks in…
  • Jul 25

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    In an unusual campaign season punctuated by scandals and high unfavorability numbers for both leading candidates, the latest turn might just be the most shocking. Top Democratic Party officials and cybersecurity experts accused Russia of…
  • Jul 25

    Trump and the Powers of the American Presidency, Part III

    Trump and the Powers of the American Presidency, Part III
    Here’s an idea for a marriage of man and institution: Take a man who openly advocates criminal activity by American forces, who promises retaliation against his political enemies and against media that criticize him,…
Rank this Week: 69

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 25

    Article on Principles Underpinning the Intended Distribution of Estates in Australia

    Article on Principles Underpinning the Intended Distribution of Estates in Australia
    Cheryl Tilse, Jill Wilson, Ben White, Linda S. Rosenman, & Rachel Feeney recently published an Article entitled, Will-Making Prevalence and Patterns in Australia: Keeping It in the Family, 50(3) Australian J. Social Issues, 319–38…
  • Jul 25

    Reverse Mortgages Helping Fund Retirement

    Reverse Mortgages Helping Fund Retirement
    Reverse mortgages let homeowners who are 62 and older access their accumulated home equity without facing monthly payments. So, seniors are using these reverse mortgages to finance their future retirement income. They can provide cash or…
  • Jul 25

    How Senior Move Managers Can Help the Elderly Downsize

    How Senior Move Managers Can Help the Elderly Downsize
    When elders are considering downsizing, an emotional task on its own, they should hire a senior move manager. Aging Americans often find moving stressful because they have grown accustom to their home over several years and accumulated large…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Jul 25

    Grosso et al. on Conversation Analysis of Voir Dire

    Grosso et al. on Conversation Analysis of Voir Dire
    Catherine M. Grosso, Barbara O'Brien, Abijah Taylor and Richard E. Lucas (Michigan State University College of Law, Michigan State University - College of Law, Michigan State University - College of Law and Michigan State University) have…
  • Jul 25

    Ater et al. on Right to Counsel and Crime Rate

    Ater et al. on Right to Counsel and Crime Rate
    Itai Ater, Yehonatan Givati and Oren Rigbi (Tel Aviv University - The Leon Recanati Graduate School of Business Administration, Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law and Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) have posted The Economics…
  • Jul 25

    Stevenson on Pretrial Detention and Case Outcome

    Stevenson on Pretrial Detention and Case Outcome
    Megan Stevenson has posted Distortion of Justice: How the Inability to Pay Bail Affects Case Outcomes on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Instrumenting for detention status with the bail-setting propensities of rotating magistrates I find that…
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ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jul 25

    Symposium Book Club – Summary of Classics on Interest-Based Negotiation

    Symposium Book Club – Summary of Classics on Interest-Based Negotiation
    This is part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7: Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding. This post…
  • Jul 25

    FINRA Reminds Broker-Dealer Firms of Their Duty to Arbitrate

    FINRA Reminds Broker-Dealer Firms of Their Duty to Arbitrate
    Last Friday, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 16-25 reminding member firms that, under FINRA Rules 12200 and 13200, they have a regulatory duty to arbitrate at the request of a customer (account-related disputes) or an associated person…
  • Jul 24

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Sanda Kaufman about Raiffa’s Art and Science of Negotiation

    Symposium Book Club – Conversation with Sanda Kaufman about Raiffa’s Art and Science of Negotiation
    This is another part of the “virtual book club” discussing readings for the symposium at the University of Missouri on October 7:  Moving Negotiation Theory from the Tower of Babel Toward a World of Mutual Understanding.…
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nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jul 25

    Be careful what you post about others on the world wide web

    Be careful what you post about others on the world wide web
    The Caribbean Institute for Security and Public Safety has dedicated the theme of its July 2016 ‘Protector’ Magazine to the dark side of social media. The…
  • Jul 9

    Pulled-over by the police in Trinidad and Tobago

    Pulled-over by the police in Trinidad and Tobago
    After a week of tragic events in the United States, including allegations of police brutality, racially motivated killings and the slaying of five police officers,…
  • Jul 3

    Wills, Probate and Inheritance in Trinidad and Tobago

    Wills, Probate and Inheritance in Trinidad and Tobago
    When a person dies, someone has to deal with the affairs of the deceased. This person is legally responsible for collecting any money, paying any…
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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/
  • Jul 25

    "As A Result Of Respondent's Conduct, The Bankruptcy Court And Opposing Party Were Required To Endure A Proceeding Which Was Groundless"

    "As A Result Of Respondent's Conduct, The Bankruptcy Court And Opposing Party Were Required To Endure A Proceeding Which Was Groundless"
    A public reprimand has been imposed by the South Carolina Supreme Court for misconduct in a bankruptcy matter By order dated October 27, 2015, respondent was sanctioned by the Honorable David R. Duncan, a judge of the United States…
  • Jul 25

    New Jersey A Forgiving Place To Unethical Lawyer

    New Jersey A Forgiving Place To Unethical Lawyer
    An attorney with a lengthy record of prior discipline has been suspended for three months for a retainer agreement violation. The attorney was admitted in 1993, suspended three months for false statements to a tribunal in 1999, admonished in…
  • Jul 25

    The Law Of Sleeping Juror

    The Law Of Sleeping Juror
    The right to an attentive jury is discussed in this opinion of the New Jersey Supreme Court. From the headnote Defendants have a constitutional right to an impartial and mentally competent tribunal. Jury irregularity, including sleeping, may…
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 25

    Tim Kaine Interview on Unaccompanied Children, DREAMers, and Immigration Reform

    Tim Kaine Interview on Unaccompanied Children, DREAMers, and Immigration Reform
    From Telmundo: Interviewed: Newly appointed Democratic vice-presidential candidate, Tim Kaine. Correspondent: Rebeka Smyth. Airing Time: "Noticias Telemundo" at 6:30 PM/5:30 C Interviewer: Thank you very much for your time. From a…
  • Jul 25

    Deep in the Heart of Texas: Texas Settles Indefensible Birth Certificarte Lawsuit

    Deep in the Heart of Texas: Texas Settles Indefensible Birth Certificarte Lawsuit
    Julia Preston updates us on the resolution of a lawsuit in Texas. Texas officials had denied Nancy Hernandez a birth certificate for her baby girl born in a hospital in Texas in 2013, and thus a U.S. citizen by virtue...
  • Jul 25

    Why two artists surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border ... the one from 1821

    Why two artists surveyed the U.S.-Mexico border ... the one from 1821
    A Google Earth rendering created by the artists shows the points at which they deposited markers. (Marcos Ramirez "ERRE" and David Taylor via Google Earth) Carolina A. Miranda of the Los Angeles Times tells about two artists — one…
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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jul 25

    Martin Luther King, Jr. and the RNC

    Martin Luther King, Jr. and the RNC
    JoAnn Kamuf Ward, Lecturer in Law, Columbia Law School & Associate Director, Human Rights in the US Project at the Law School’s Human Rights Institute Those who tuned in to the Republic National Convention last Monday were likely to…
  • Jul 24

    Exceptionalism and American Ideals: What We Could Lose

    Exceptionalism and American Ideals: What We Could Lose
    In a weekend op-ed piece in the NY Times, Professor Mary Dudziak of Emory University offered a nuanced -- and bleak -- view of Republic nominee Trump's stance in the debate over American exceptionalism. As she points out, US exceptionalism...
  • Jul 21

    Discrimination Against Women in the U.S.: Implementing Recommendations from the UN Working Group

    Discrimination Against Women in the U.S.: Implementing Recommendations from the UN Working Group
    Risa E. Kaufman, Executive Director, Columbia Law School Human Rights Institute, and Lecturer-in-Law Despite the Obama Administration’s efforts to promote women’s rights and gender equality, women in the United States are…
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Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
  • Jul 25

    Most-Cited lists: what's coming

    Most-Cited lists: what's coming
    Two more subject-matter areas: Family Law and Legal Ethics/Legal Profession/Professional Responsibility. And then a list of schools by the per capita rate at which their...
  • Jul 22

    Revenge porn law introduced in Congre

    Revenge porn law introduced in Congre
    An important milestone; law professor Mary Anne Franks (Miami), the primary author of the bill, is quoted in the article. (Thanks to Jason Walta for...
  • Jul 21

    Ten Most-Cited Antitrust Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)

    Ten Most-Cited Antitrust Faculty, 2010-2014 (inclusive)
    Once again, this draws on the data from the 2015 Sisk study: Rank Name School Citations Age in 2016 1 Herbert Hovenkamp University of Iowa...
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 25

    Job Opening in San Diego

    Job Opening in San Diego
    California Western School of Law in San Diego is seeking to hire an Assistant Director of Academic Support. Click here for details. (mew)
  • Jul 19

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference
    Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24& at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Law…
  • Jul 17

    In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Zamora

    In Memoriam: Professor Stephen Zamora
    The international law community is saddened by the recent passing of Professor Stephen Zamora, from the University of Houston Law Center. Professor Stephen Zamora was a pioneer of scholarship on the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA)…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Jul 25

    Job Opening in San Diego

    Job Opening in San Diego
    California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support. Summary Description: Under the general direction of the Assistant Dean for Academic Achievement, the Assistant Director…
  • Jul 22

    LWI Conference Guest Post: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing

    LWI Conference Guest Post: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing
    Please welcome a guest post from Stetson's Kirsten Davis, reflecting on last week's wonderful LWI Biennial Conference in Portland! From Kirsten: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing I had the great pleasure of speaking on what…
  • Jul 19

    A Word That Only Lawyers and Judges Could Love: Defalcation

    A Word That Only Lawyers and Judges Could Love: Defalcation
    "Defalcation" is "a word that only lawyers and judges could love," according to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In re Jahrling, No. 15-2252, Slip Op. at 5 (7th Cir. Mar. 18,…
Rank this Week: 155

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

Thoughts from San Diego on law, politics, and culture. By Thomas A. Smith.

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 25

    Glenn Reynolds: Putin for president 2016

    Glenn Reynolds: Putin for president 2016
    Call it the Putin Election if you want, because we have two candidates leading the pack who seem, in one way or another, likely to prove congenial to Vladimir Putin. via www.usatoday.com Maybe this is all a plot to get...
  • Jul 25

    Wikileaks Dismantling of DNC Is Clear Attack by Putin on Clinton | Observer

    Wikileaks Dismantling of DNC Is Clear Attack by Putin on Clinton | Observer
    I’m anything but a Hillary fan, as my extensive reporting on her crimes and lies in EmailGate can attest. However, I am far more troubled by the naked interference of the Kremlin and its spy agencies in American democracy, which...
  • Jul 25

    Wikileaks Dismantling of DNC Is Clear Attack by Putin on Clinton | Observer

    Wikileaks Dismantling of DNC Is Clear Attack by Putin on Clinton | Observer
    Wikileaks has thrown an ugly wrench into Hillary’s coronation. DNC emails reveal a Clinton campaign that’s shady and dishonest, not to mention corrupt. Its secret dealings with Hillary’s opponents—whether Bernie…
Rank this Week: 92

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Another brick in place

    Another brick in place
    I seem to have completed a draft of chapter 7 of my literature book, concerning Anthony Trollope's The Way We Live Now.  Here is the layout so far:PART 1: WHY THE SUPER-RICH, AND WHY LITERATURE?1. Introduction2. The Mapmaker’s…
  • Jul 24

    The Hungry Tiger

    The Hungry Tiger
    I once (as an adult) read The Wizard of Oz, which (as books can be) is fuller than the movie, but  you can also see that the 1938 filmmakers did a great job of compressing and tightening the plot to increase its dramatic impact.…
  • Jul 22

    Greg Mankiw on universal basic income

    Greg Mankiw on universal basic income
    Here he makes the same point that I have (here, for example).  But no, he didn't get it from me - the point is well-known to people who think about it carefully.
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 25

    O'Brien on Whether Class-Action Waivers Violate the NLRA

    O'Brien on Whether Class-Action Waivers Violate the NLRA
    Christine O'Brien (Boston College - Management) has just posted on SSRN her article (forthcoming 19 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. ___) Will the Supreme Court Agree with the NLRB that Pre-Dispute Employment Arbitration Provisions Containing Class and…
  • Jul 23

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System
    Congratulations to Suja Thomas (Illinois) on the publication of her new book, The Missing American Jury (Cambridge 2016). This is an important work from a leading scholar in the area. As we are all well aware, very few employment cases...
  • Jul 19

    New Book: Invisible Labor

    New Book: Invisible Labor
    Congratulations to Miriam Cherry (Saint Louis), Marion Crain (Washington University) and Winifred Poster (Washington University, Sociology) whose book Invisible Labor has just hit the shelves. The book is a collection of chapters by authors…
Rank this Week: 20

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/
  • Jul 25

    Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group

    Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group
    Buzzfeed (July 12, 2016): Prominent Trans Lawyer Picked To Run National Trans Rights Legal Group, by Meredith Talusan: Jillian Weiss was just named the new executive director of the Transgender Legal Defense and Education Fund. With a…
  • Jul 22

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction
    (July 22, 2016): Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals vacated Purvi Patel's feticide conviction and Class A felony conviction for neglect of a dependent. Patel was convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent for allegedly…
  • Jul 21

    Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education

    Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education
    The Guardian (July 18, 2016): Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education, by Molly Redden: In a recently released report, The American Academy of Pediatrics denounced abstinence only education programs,…
Rank this Week: 77

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 25

    Henderson on the merits of paying for early access to corporate information

    Henderson on the merits of paying for early access to corporate information
    My friend and coauthor Todd Henderson (Chicago law) has a really interesting op-ed in today's WSJ, in which he argues for creating a market in early access to corporate disclosures: The SEC could... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • Jul 23

    Inniskillin Riesling Icewine (Niagara Peninsula) 2013

    Inniskillin Riesling Icewine (Niagara Peninsula) 2013
    Lovely gold color. Huge bouquet of apricots with an undertone of flint. Apricots dominate the palate but with honey and flint on the finish. This is a delicious dessert wine that would make a great... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 23

    Foxen Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley) 2013

    Foxen Pinot Noir (Santa Maria Valley) 2013
    This is a lovely Pinot Noir that at about $30/bottle offers exceptional quality for the price. Deep ruby color, although it has thrown a surprising amount of sediment already. Good bouquet offering... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 25

    Russia and the DNC Hack: What Future for a Duty of Non-Intervention?

    Russia and the DNC Hack: What Future for a Duty of Non-Intervention?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis There are lots of important issues implicated by this morning’s above-the-fold story in the New York Times that U.S. officials and certain cybersecurity experts (e.g., Crowdstrike) have concluded…
  • Jul 25

    Alaskans and Canada’s Transboundary Mining Pollution: Kick-starting the US-Canada Bilateral Pollution Regime

    Alaskans and Canada’s Transboundary Mining Pollution: Kick-starting the US-Canada Bilateral Pollution Regime
    by Kenta Tsuda by Kenta Tsuda [Kenta Tsuda is an attorney at the non-profit law organization Earthjustice in Juneau, Alaska. Earthjustice was involved in the Pelly Amendment process described below in the post.] For millennia the peoples of…
  • Jul 25

    Two Postdocs at Melbourne Law School with Adrienne Stone

    Two Postdocs at Melbourne Law School with Adrienne Stone
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Are you a new PhD or about to finish your PhD? Do you focus on comparative constitutional law? If so, you will definitely want to apply for one of the two postdocs at Melbourne Law School that Adrienne…
Rank this Week: 57

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 25

    NY Times:FASB's New Stock Option Treatment Raises Profits, Highlights Low Effective Tax Rates Paid By Most Companie

    NY Times:FASB's New Stock Option Treatment Raises Profits, Highlights Low Effective Tax Rates Paid By Most Companie
    The New York Times: A Profit Bump for Companies, and Tax Transparency for Investors, by Gretchen Morgenson: Think the world of accounting is dull? Then you don’t know about the new auditing rule that is about to raise many companies’…
  • Jul 25

    WSJ:Tax Complications From A Summer Job

    WSJ:Tax Complications From A Summer Job
    Wall Street Journal Tax Report: Congratulations on the Summer Job! Here’s What You Owe the Government; Some Children’s Returns Are as Complicated as Their Parents’, by Laura Saunders: Summertime living is supposed to be easy, but for…
  • Jul 25

    Department Of Education's New Fraud Defense To Loan Repayment Will Spur Spurious Lawsuit

    Department Of Education's New Fraud Defense To Loan Repayment Will Spur Spurious Lawsuit
    Following up on my previous posts: Law Students May Use Department Of Education's New Fraud Defense To Loan Repayment Aimed At For-Profit Colleges To Discharge Law School Loans (June 29, 2016) Will Placement Data, U.S. News Fudging Make Law…
Rank this Week: 5

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 25

    También de este lado hay sueño

    También de este lado hay sueño
    With the arrival of the Democratic National Convention, protesters have converged on Philadelphia.  At least for the moment, the historic selection of the first female presidential candidate in U.S. history seems to have been…
  • Jul 23

    You go, ‘Grrls!

    You go, ‘Grrls!
    Here is our final round of updates! Each year at IntLawGrrls, we like to take the opportunity to celebrate the numerous achievements of our contributors. Below, we’ve provided a most impressive list of awards, new jobs, publications,…
  • Jul 21

    Making the Case to End Gender Imbalance on International Courts: Data Matter

    Making the Case to End Gender Imbalance on International Courts: Data Matter
    On June 16th, American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law hosted a panel on “Women’s Representation in International Organs and Tribunals: A Challenge for the Inter-American…
Rank this Week: 40

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

Mass Tort Litigation Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/mass_tort_litigation/
  • Jul 25

    Is this the new face of mass torts?

    Is this the new face of mass torts?
    Sergio Campos has a great new review on JOTWELL of an important report from Adam Zimmerman and Michael Sant'Ambrogio. The report concerns the use of aggregation techniques in administrative agencies and is both conceptually and practically…
  • Jul 2

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage

    Hillel Bavli on the Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and Suffering and Punitive Damage
    Hillel Bavli (Ph.D. Candidate in Statistics in Law & Governance, Harvard; Counsel, Boies, Schiller & Flexner LLP) has posted to SSRN his article, The Logic of Comparable-Case Guidance in the Determination of Awards for Pain and…
  • Jul 2

    Alexander Lemann on Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law

    Alexander Lemann on Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law
    Professor Alexander Lemann (Research Fellow & Adjunct Professor, Georgetown Law) has posted to SSRN his article, Coercive Insurance and the Soul of Tort Law, 105 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming 2016). Here is the abstract: Scholars have long…
Rank this Week: 277

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/
  • Jul 25

    Search Engine Snippets Protected By Section 230–O’Kroley v. Fastcase

    Search Engine Snippets Protected By Section 230–O’Kroley v. Fastcase
    The plaintiff’s vanity Google search results included the following snippet: “indecency with a child in Trial Court Cause N . . . Colin O’Kroley v Pringle.” The linked result (to Google Book’s indexing of Texas…
  • Jul 21

    Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping

    Message Board Operator May Be Liable For Moderator’s Content–Enigma v. Bleeping
    It’s been a brutal year for Section 230 jurisprudence, and the hits keep coming. In today’s case, the parties ran into a judge who seemed unshakably determined–for reasons I can’t determine–to deny the motion to…
  • Jul 20

    Sideloading Service Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims–BWP v. Polyvore

    Sideloading Service Defeats Copyright Infringement Claims–BWP v. Polyvore
    BWP Media is a celebrity photo agency and a repeat online copyright plaintiff. Polyvore is…well, I don’t really get what they do. They say the site “is a new way to discover and shop for things you love in fashion,...
Rank this Week: 105

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Jul 25

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision

    [Eugene Volokh] Short Circuit: A roundup of recent federal court decision
    (Here is the latest edition of the Institute for Justice’s weekly Short Circuit newsletter, written by John Ross.) Justice Ginsburg recently expressed an unfavorable opinion of a presidential candidate, violating the norm that judges…
  • Jul 25

    [Eugene Volokh] The reverse Streisand effect

    [Eugene Volokh] The reverse Streisand effect
    From O’Kroley v. Fastcase (6th Cir.) (some paragraph breaks added): Colin O’Kroley googled himself and did not like the results. “Texas Advance Sheet,” an entry read, followed by the words “indecency with a child…
  • Jul 24

    [Ilya Somin] Identity politics and the perils of zero-sum thinking

    [Ilya Somin] Identity politics and the perils of zero-sum thinking
    In an excellent recent post, co-blogger David Bernstein explains how both racists and many left-wing anti-racists make the mistake of falling into the trap of zero-sum economic reasoning: too often, they assume that one racial or ethnic group…
Rank this Week: 9

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 25

    JOTWELL: Campos on aggregating administrative action

    JOTWELL: Campos on aggregating administrative action
    The new Courts Law essay comes from Sergio Campos (Miami), reviewing a recent report of the Administrative Conference of the United States on using aggregate adjudication in administrative proceedings.
  • Jul 25

    Google Scholar Law Review Rankings - 2016

    Google Scholar Law Review Rankings - 2016
    Google has published its 2016 Google Scholar Metrics, just in time for the fall law review submissions angsting season to begin (I see that in response to folks already calling for a new Angsting Thread, Sarah has just posted the Fall 2016…
  • Jul 25

    Submission Angsting Fall 2016

    Submission Angsting Fall 2016
    This is the post to share information or ask questions about submitting to law reviews. The comments can be used to share information, complaints, praise, etc. about which journals you have heard from, which you have not, and so forth.…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Jul 25

    So what might actually decide the election?

    So what might actually decide the election?
    Obsessing over last week's or this week's polls is irresistible, but they are pure noise (see here). This essay in the NYRB makes for timely reading (I've been reading the Achen & Bartels book, on recommendation of Jason Brennan, and...
  • Jul 25

    Philosophy of wine

    Philosophy of wine
    Who knew? (Thanks to Robert McGarvey for the pointer.)
  • Jul 25

    Alice Dreger on academic freedom in the universitie

    Alice Dreger on academic freedom in the universitie
    Here. Dreger is an historian of science, who has herself been the victim of the thought police because she has discussed, sympathetically, disfavored views about transgender people. Her main theme is that threats to academic freedom in…
Rank this Week: 36

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 25

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 3, Summer 2016

    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 3, Summer 2016
    University of Toronto Law Journal – Volume 66, Number 3, Summer 2016 FOCUS FEATURE: THE FUTURE OF LAW AND DEVELOPMENT In this focus feature, David Trubek and Michael Trebilcock present an assessment of the past forty years of the law…
  • Jul 25

    FAN 117.3 (First Amendment News) University of Cape Town Disinvites Flemming Rose — Nadine Strossen Dissent

    FAN 117.3 (First Amendment News) University of Cape Town Disinvites Flemming Rose — Nadine Strossen Dissent
    In the classic expression of freedom of speech and assembly, UCT’s policy is that our members will enjoy freedom to explore ideas, to express these and to assemble peacefully. The annual TB Davie Memorial Lecture on academic…
  • Jul 22

    Innovations in the Law

    Innovations in the Law
    I’ve just finished reading Robert J. Gordon’s excellent book on The Rise and Fall of American Growth.  Gordon’s thesis is that economic growth has slowed in recent decades because the pace of technological…
Rank this Week: 38

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 25

    Empirical Tools and Competition Analysis: Past Progress and Current Problem

    Empirical Tools and Competition Analysis: Past Progress and Current Problem
    Ariel Pakes (Harvard) describes Empirical Tools and Competition Analysis: Past Progress and Current Problems. ABSTRACT: I review a subset of the empirical tools available for competition analysis. The tools discussed are those needed for the…
  • Jul 25

    Price-Setting Behavior in Brazil: survey evidence

    Price-Setting Behavior in Brazil: survey evidence
    Arnildo da Silva Correa ; Myrian Beatriz S. Petrassi ; and Rafael Santos have posted Price-Setting Behavior in Brazil: survey evidence. ABSTRACT: Price surveys became popular after the seminal work of Blinder (1991) exploring the…
  • Jul 25

    Technology entry in the presence of patent thicket

    Technology entry in the presence of patent thicket
    Bronwyn H. Hall (Institute for Fiscal Studies); Christian Helmers (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Santa Clara University); Georg von Graevenitz (Institute for Fiscal Studies and Queen Mary University of London) explore Technology entry in…
Rank this Week: 21

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • Jul 25

    Non-Competes: An Internet Show Is Not a Radio Show

    Non-Competes: An Internet Show Is Not a Radio Show
    A recent case out of the Eastern District of Michigan, Burke v. Cumulus Media, Inc., Case No. 16-cv-11220 (behind paywall), has some interesting things to say about the impact of the Internet on non-competes you may be drafting. In the...
  • Jul 21

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (July 21, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (July 21, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Rank Downloads Paper Title 1 610 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case Western Reserve University School of Law and University of…
  • Jul 20

    The MoneyGram Case: Commercial Law at the United States Supreme Court

    The MoneyGram Case: Commercial Law at the United States Supreme Court
    How often do those of us in the contracts realm get to string together "commercial law," "U.S. Supreme Court," and "original jurisdiction" in the same sentence? If your answer is, "not nearly often…
Rank this Week: 135

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 25

    Cruz, Trump, Betrayal, and Contract Law

    Cruz, Trump, Betrayal, and Contract Law
    by Neil H. BuchananAnyone who was looking for a change of "tone" (or something like that) after the Republican convention was quickly disabused of the idea that anything can change in the world of Donald Trump.  The legitimacy conferred…
  • Jul 23

    The 2016 Election, the Supreme Court and the Problems of Life Tenure

    The 2016 Election, the Supreme Court and the Problems of Life Tenure
    By Eric SegallThe 2016 Presidential election will almost certainly have a major and dramatic impact on the political direction of the United States Supreme Court. Donald Trump has promised to nominate conservative Justices, and the list of…
  • Jul 22

    How Many Do-Overs Will Trump's Enablers Try to Give Him?

    How Many Do-Overs Will Trump's Enablers Try to Give Him?
    by Neil H. Buchanan"Who would even think such a thing, much less decide that it was a good idea to say it out loud in front of millions of viewers?"  As I followed coverage of the Republican National Convention, I asked myself that…
Rank this Week: 237

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 25

    Open a File for Pro Bono Matters Too

    Open a File for Pro Bono Matters Too
    This post is by Nora Rock, corporate writer and policy analyst at LAWPRO Pro bono work is something nearly every lawyer does occasionally. Here’s one practical tip for avoiding some pro bono pitfalls: open a file for every matter you…
  • Jul 25

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from seventy recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to as…
  • Jul 25

    Why Do Lawyers Resist Ethical Rules Requiring Competence With Technology?

    Why Do Lawyers Resist Ethical Rules Requiring Competence With Technology?
    Recently, the Virginia State Bar Council voted to adopt changes to the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. The changes were based on the American Bar Association’s modifications to the Comments of Rule 1.1 respecting Competence…
Rank this Week: 29

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Jul 25

    Study Finds Men More Likely to Cite Their Own Science Paper

    Study Finds Men More Likely to Cite Their Own Science Paper
    Study Finds Men are More Likely to Cite Their Own Science Papers Why? Is it confidence? production? specialization? A new study led by sociologists at Stanford University and uploaded to the Arxiv preprint server shows that, since the 18th…
  • Jul 25

    Making A Big Deal of the Gender Reveal

    Making A Big Deal of the Gender Reveal
    Jamie R. Abrams joins us as a guest blogger for July. She is a professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law where she teaches Torts, Family Law, Women & Law, and Legislation. “Gender reveal” parties are a...<img…
  • Jul 19

    Solving the Policing Problem with More Women Cop

    Solving the Policing Problem with More Women Cop
    Wash Post, One Way to Curb Police Brutality that No One is Talking About Law enforcement remains one of the least gender-diverse professions in the United States — and that could be a major factor in the questionable shootings and...<img…
Rank this Week: 4189

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property

    The Gaming Control Board, Fraud and the Motion for Return of Property
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. District Court for the District of Nevada:  U.S. v. Kane, 2016 WL 1411353 (2016).  The judge begins her opinion by explaining how, and why, the prosecution arose:On January 19, 2011, Kane…
  • Jul 22

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Hirschman, 2016 WL 3675617 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[a]cting as a self-described `Internet troll,’ defendant posted an…
  • Jul 20

    Instagram, the Order of Protection and Criminal Contempt

    Instagram, the Order of Protection and Criminal Contempt
    This post examines an opinion from the Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County:  People v. Lemons, 30 N.Y.S.3d 527, 2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 26136 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDefendant, charged with…
Rank this Week: 286

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: 4043

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 25

    Call for Papers--Children’s Legal Rights Journal

    Call for Papers--Children’s Legal Rights Journal
    Children’s Legal Rights Journal Call for Papers Issue 1, 2016 Children and the Law About the CLRJ. The Children’s Legal Rights Journal is a national journal sponsored by Loyola University Chicago School of Law in cooperation with the…
  • Jul 24

    The Guardian view on Ellie Butler’s murder: human fallibility?

    The Guardian view on Ellie Butler’s murder: human fallibility?
    From The Guardian: The family justice system has few admirers. Its clients come into contact with it at moments of stress and anger. It has to make the hard decisions that parents have been unwilling or incapable of making for...
  • Jul 23

    Opportunity: Be a Facilitator at Marion County Unrepresented Litigants Family Law Facilitation Program

    Opportunity: Be a Facilitator at Marion County Unrepresented Litigants Family Law Facilitation Program
    From the IndyBar: Dear Senior Judge/Domestic Relations Attorney, I am writing to you to invite you to participate in Marion County’s new Unrepresented Litigant (“URL”) Family Law facilitation program. In October of 2015 Marion County…
Rank this Week: 139

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    What to Do With Fireworks Excise Tax Revenues?

    What to Do With Fireworks Excise Tax Revenues?
    Usually, taxes are enacted or increased to provide funds for specific purposes or to provide resources for general funds used for a package of government services. Occasionally, a tax is enacted to discourage particular behavior, with the…
  • Jul 22

    When Does a Tobacco Tax Not Apply to Tobacco, and Why?

    When Does a Tobacco Tax Not Apply to Tobacco, and Why?
    As part of its most recent budget deal, Pennsylvania has increased the tax on cigarettes, snuff, chew tobacco, and loose tobacco. However logical this might seem, all rationality goes up in smoke because cigars are exempt from the tobacco…
  • Jul 20

    The Tax Break Parade Continues and We’re Not Invited

    The Tax Break Parade Continues and We’re Not Invited
    There’s a parade underway. Unlike most performances, in which those watching pay and those performing are paid, this parade is special. Those who are being paid aren’t putting on much of a performance, and almost none of those…
Rank this Week: 478

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 25

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Paul T. Babie, Australia and Australian External Territories in Brill, Encyclopedia of Law and Religion (July 2016).Melissa Crouch, Promiscuity, Polygyny and the Power of Revenge: The Past and Future of Burmese…
  • Jul 25

    Church Directional Sign On Public Property Did Not Violate Establishment Clause

    Church Directional Sign On Public Property Did Not Violate Establishment Clause
    In Tearpock-Martini v. Shickshinny Borough, (MD PA, July 22, 2016), a Pennsylvania federal district court dismissed an Establishment Clause challenge to the action of a borough council that voted to permit a sign on a public property…
  • Jul 24

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Turner v. Sidorowicz, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 93339 (SD NY, July 18, 2016), a New York federal district court dismissed an inmate's complaint that he was removed from the kosher diet meal plan after he allegedly took food from the…
Rank this Week: 23

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
Rank this Week: 112

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 25

    19th Annual Elder Law Institute in Pennsylvania Includes Trend Analysis in Senior Living

    19th Annual Elder Law Institute in Pennsylvania Includes Trend Analysis in Senior Living
    Last week, Lancaster Pennsylvania was host to the 19th Annual Elder Law Institute, co-sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Elder Law Section. As the image of the two, fat volumes of course…
  • Jul 24

    New article: Retirement Account Planning

    New article: Retirement Account Planning
    Stetson Law Elder Law LL.M. alum and president of NELF, Amos Goodall, sent me the link to his most recent article. Retirement account planning can greatly benefit descendants. The article opens Many folks have large retirement accounts.…
  • Jul 21

    Progress on End of Life Care?

    Progress on End of Life Care?
    The National Academy of Medicine (NAM) held a meeting in late May, 2016 to update progress since the release of the major report on Dying in America. NAM "hosted “Assessing Progress in End-of-Life and Serious Illness Care,” a private…
Rank this Week: 183