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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/
Rank this Week: 528

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

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 24

    Ormerod & Trautman on the Fourth Amendment, the Third Party Doctrine, & Carpenter v. United State

    Ormerod & Trautman on the Fourth Amendment, the Third Party Doctrine, & Carpenter v. United State
    Peter C. Ormerod (Western Carolina University) & Lawrence J. Trautman (Western Carolina University) have posted A Descriptive Analysis of the Fourth Amendment and the Third-Party Doctrine in the Digital Age on SSRN. Here is the abstract:…
  • Jul 24

    Dagan on Contemporary Legal Realism

    Dagan on Contemporary Legal Realism
    Hanoch Dagan has posted Contemporary Legal Realism (Encyclopedia for Law and Social Philosophy, Mortimer Sellers and Stephan Kirste (eds.), New York: Springer, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This short chapter, which is prepared…
  • Jul 24

    Hemel & Posner on Presidential Obstruction of Justice

    Hemel & Posner on Presidential Obstruction of Justice
    Daniel Jacob Hemel and Eric A. Posner (University of Chicago Law School) have posted Presidential Obstruction of Justice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Federal obstruction of justice statutes bar anyone from interfering with law enforcement…
Rank this Week: 10

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 24

    Stone Soup Mini-Course: Designing Course Assignment

    Stone Soup Mini-Course: Designing Course Assignment
    Faculty have multiple options for fulfilling the fundamental goal of the Stone Soup Project to produce and use valuable qualitative data in their courses about actual dispute resolution practice, including: Assigning students to conduct…
  • Jul 24

    CFPB–A Poster Child for Regulation

    CFPB–A Poster Child for Regulation
    From FOTB Jean Sternlight posted today on the ACSblog: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) just issued a new rule prohibiting financial service providers from using forced arbitration to prevent their customers from suing the…
  • Jul 23

    Stone Soup Mini-Course: Good Question

    Stone Soup Mini-Course: Good Question
    In this mini-course so far, we have noted that qualitative research can be cool and insightful, learning can be more fun, and there are tons of things that you might want to know and you want your students to know. Today, we will consider how…
Rank this Week: 370

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 24

    Human Rights Housing Advocates Cheer!

    Human Rights Housing Advocates Cheer!
    Last week, New York City's mayor DeBlasio signed a bill ensuring that low income tenants facing eviction will have counsel appointed. The legislation is the first in the country to mandate and fund appointed counsel for housing court eviction…
  • Jul 23

    UN Young Professionals Program: The Deadline Approache

    UN Young Professionals Program: The Deadline Approache
    Many of our readers have students who want to launch a human rights career. Take note: the application deadline for the UN Young Professionals Program (YPP) is 11:59 p.m., EST, August 22, 2017. The YPP is a recruitment initiative for...
  • Jul 20

    Law Prof is Appointed as UN Special Rapporteur

    Law Prof is Appointed as UN Special Rapporteur
    The United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law, as the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and…
Rank this Week: 3817

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 24

    I'm back . . . with a new book recommendation on writing well.

    I'm back . . . with a new book recommendation on writing well.
    To all our loyal readers, a brief apology for my absence from blogging the past few months. Long story short, I was working as a visiting professor in the law department at the U.S. Air Force Academy, an absolutely tremendous...
  • Jul 24

    Fine Print in a Debt Collection Notice Doesn’t Violate the Statute

    Fine Print in a Debt Collection Notice Doesn’t Violate the Statute
    Recently, the Third Circuit ruled in favor of a debt collection agency using the devices that plain English advocates deplore. From the opinion: Alexandra Jewsevskyj brought a putative class action against Financial Recovery Services, Inc.…
  • Jul 24

    100 Beatles Songs in 11:28 Minute

    100 Beatles Songs in 11:28 Minute
    Off topic, but suitable for the slow summer days. Even the early songs are more complex than they initially may seem. Here. (ljs)
Rank this Week: 3579

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 34

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 16

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 24

    New Associate Dean to Bring Greater Awareness To Law Faculty Work

    New Associate Dean to Bring Greater Awareness To Law Faculty Work
    July 1, Jeff Cooper took on his new role as the associate dean of research and faculty development at Quinnipiac University’s School of Law. He has been teaching at the law school since 2003. Cooper sees himself as an agent...
  • Jul 24

    Article on 2016 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law

    Article on 2016 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law
    Jeffrey A. Cooper, John R. Ivimey, & Katherine E. Coleman recently published an Article entitled, 2016 Developments in Connecticut Estate and Probate Law, Wills, Trusts, & Estate Law eJournal (2017). Provided below is an abstract of…
  • Jul 24

    How the Medicaid Debate Affects Long-Term Care Insurance Decision

    How the Medicaid Debate Affects Long-Term Care Insurance Decision
    The Senate just released the newest version of its health insurance bill last Thursday. The most current form of the bill has not done much to mitigate the drastic reductions in Medicaid spending seen in the original bill. Regardless of...
Rank this Week: 20

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 24

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Governments to Internet: STFU

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast: Governments to Internet: STFU
    Everybody’s a critic, and everybody’s a censor, at least if you judge by today’s episode: Maury Shenk tells us the European Court of Justice will soon rule on its authority to censor what Americans read. Markham…
  • Jul 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Jared Kushner met behind closed doors with the Senate Intelligence Committee today, answering questions about his interactions with Russian officials, The Washington Post reports. In both his brief statement following the meeting and in his…
  • Jul 24

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar)   Tuesday, July 25 at 10:00am. The House Foreign Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on the Authorization for the Use of Military Force and Current Terrorist Threats. Michael…
Rank this Week: 65

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 24

    "DOJ and FBI takedown largest ever illegal dark web marketplace"

    "DOJ and FBI takedown largest ever illegal dark web marketplace"
    From Jurist: The US Department of Justice (DOJ) together with the FBI [official websites] have seized and shut down [DOJ press release] AlphaBay, a criminal marketplace on the "dark web" on Thursday. The site, which has reportedly…
  • Jul 24

    "How To Reform Criminal Justice, When Prosecutors Hold The Power"

    "How To Reform Criminal Justice, When Prosecutors Hold The Power"
    Former prosecutor Dylan Hayne authored this commentary on WBUR, reported in the NACDL news scan. In part: It’s easy to encourage overzealous evidence-gathering, use harsh charges to leverage plea deals on lesser charges or avoid difficult…
  • Jul 24

    Morales on Crime-Based Deportation

    Morales on Crime-Based Deportation
    Daniel I. Morales (DePaul University College of Law) has posted Transforming Crime-Based Deportation (New York University Law Review, Vol. 92, No. 3, 2017) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why not rid the United States of criminal noncitizens…
Rank this Week: 49

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 24

    Distinct approaches to the opioid epidemic

    Distinct approaches to the opioid epidemic
    Earlier this month, Kathleen Sebelius and Tommy Thompson, who served as U.S. Secretaries of Health and Human Services under the last two Presidents, penned this Hill commentary headlined "5 big ideas to halt America's opioid…
  • Jul 24

    "Nine Lessons About Criminal Justice Reform: What Washington can learn from the states"

    "Nine Lessons About Criminal Justice Reform: What Washington can learn from the states"
    The title of this post is the headline of this extended essay by Bill Keller published last week at The Marshall Project. I recommend the piece in full, and here are excerpts focused on some of Bill's most sentencing-specific lessons:...
  • Jul 23

    "North Dakota’s Norway Experiment: Can humane prisons work in America? A red state aims to find out."

    "North Dakota’s Norway Experiment: Can humane prisons work in America? A red state aims to find out."
    The title of this post is the headline of this interesting new Mother Jones piece. Here are a few excerpts from a piece that justifies a full read: Scandinavian prisons tend to elicit eye rolls from law-and-order types weaned on...
Rank this Week: 13

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Jul 24

    Joint TE/GE Council Meeting

    Joint TE/GE Council Meeting
    The date for the Joint TE/GE Council Meeting has been announced. The TE/GE Councils were formed to maintain lines of communication between practitioners and the IRS TE/GE Division (and related areas) to: open and maintain lines of…
  • Jul 24

    Distributive Justice and Donative Intent

    Distributive Justice and Donative Intent
    Professor Alexander A. Bon-Saenz has posted his forthcoming article, Distributive Justice and Donative Intent, UCLA Law Review (forthcoming), on SSRN. The following is the abstract for his paper: The inheritance system is beset by formalism.…
  • Jun 29

    The Use of Nonprofits as Political Organizations: AALS Call for Paper

    The Use of Nonprofits as Political Organizations: AALS Call for Paper
    The Nonprofit Law Section of the AALS has extended the deadline to July 15 for its call for papers for the 2018 annual meeting in sunny San Diego. Here are the details: The Section on Nonprofit and Philanthropy Law, in...
Rank this Week: 212

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 14

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 24

    The Politics of Mean

    The Politics of Mean
    By Eric SegallThe President of the United States is one of the few democratically elected leaders in the world who is both the administrative leader of the government and the symbolic head of the Country. In many nations, these roles are…
  • Jul 24

    Note to President Trump: You Already Own It

    Note to President Trump: You Already Own It
    by Michael Dorf(cross-posted on Take Care with some minor updates here)Last week, as the latest Senate GOP effort to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed, President Trump voiced support for simply repealing the ACA, with a…
  • Jul 23

    Christopher Nolan, the Trump of Dunkirk, Misses the Boat

    Christopher Nolan, the Trump of Dunkirk, Misses the Boat
    By Diane KleinIn "Dunkirk," Christopher Nolan (of "Interstellar" and "Dark Knight" fame) has given us a war movie only Donald Trump could love.  Full of bombast and spectacle, it is ignorant of history, devoid of nuance, frequently…
Rank this Week: 231

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?

    The Supreme Court: At a Tipping Point?
    That’s the theme for this week’s morning lectures at the Chautauqua Institution.  This morning’s speaker was Linda Greenhouse, to be followed by Annette Gordon-Reed, Jeffrey Rosen, Akhil Reed Amar, and Theodore…
  • Jul 24

    Arlyck on the Courts and Foreign Affairs at the Founding

    Arlyck on the Courts and Foreign Affairs at the Founding
    Kevin Arlyck has published The Courts and Foreign Affairs at the Founding in the BYU Law Review 2017: 1-65.  From the introduction:In contrast to standard presidentialist accounts of how institutional responsibility for foreign affairs…
  • Jul 24

    Robinette and Graham on Prosser as Dean (and Fallible Human)

    Robinette and Graham on Prosser as Dean (and Fallible Human)
    Christopher J. Robinette, Widener University Commonwealth Law School, and Kyle Graham, have posted The Prosser Letters: Scholar as Dean, which is forthcoming in the Journal of Tort Law:Examining a previously unexplored trove of letters, this…
Rank this Week: 53

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 24

    Lawyer Spanks and Is Spanked In Return

    Lawyer Spanks and Is Spanked In Return
    The Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board web page notes On July 10, 2017, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board revoked Jud Andrew Fischel’s license to practice law based on his affidavit consenting to the revocation. By tendering his…
  • Jul 24

    A Question Of Balance: Privacy Of Attorney v. Public Interest In Open Bar Proceeding

    A Question Of Balance: Privacy Of Attorney v. Public Interest In Open Bar Proceeding
    A petitioner who had filed for reinstatement in the District of Columbia and thereafter voluntarily withdrew the petition was successful in his attempt to redact portions of the hearing committee report from the public record. A hearing…
  • Jul 24

    Mortgagor Rhymes With Poor

    Mortgagor Rhymes With Poor
    The Louisiana Attorney Disciplinary Board has proposed the permanent disbarment of a convicted attorney In addition to being a licensed Louisiana lawyer, Respondent held a license as a mortgage originator and was a principal of Metropolitan…
Rank this Week: 60

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 24

    Can the SEC unilaterally ignore Dodd-Frank rule making requirements?

    Can the SEC unilaterally ignore Dodd-Frank rule making requirements?
    When Dodd-Frank was passed, the Democrats had control of Congress, the White House, and the SEC. Despite that preponderance, Leviathan moved ever so slowly. As a result, seven years after Dodd-Frank... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.
    Richard Posner, pp. 72-73 of his new book. Actual quote says "of those states," refers back to "states of the deep South" in prev sentence. https://t.co/5braUI1rYK — Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) July... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 21

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker
    I've wanted a pressure cooker for a long time but hadn't gotten around to getting one. When I finally decided to do so, I discovered the new wave of multi-cookers. In theory, they do it all: brown,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
Rank this Week: 104

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    AALS Bans Conferences In Texas Due To Immigration, Bathroom Bill

    AALS Bans Conferences In Texas Due To Immigration, Bathroom Bill
    Texas Lawyer, Law School Association Ditches Texas Over Immigration, Bathroom Bill: The American Association of Law Schools is moving a 2018 conference from Austin to Chicago and will no longer hold meetings in Texas because of the state's…
  • Jul 24

    New Sri Lanka Tax Bill Aims To Widen Tax Net, Cut Indirect Taxe

    New Sri Lanka Tax Bill Aims To Widen Tax Net, Cut Indirect Taxe
    Reuters, New Sri Lanka Tax Bill Aims to Widen Tax Net, Cut Indirect Taxes: Sri Lanka's new tax bill, demanded by the IMF as a condition for a third tranche of aid disbursed this week, will seek to ensure that all citizens pay direct taxes and…
  • Jul 24

    California Bar Cut Score, Lawyer Salaries Are Second Highest In Country: Anti-Competitive Or Pro-Consumer Protectionism?

    California Bar Cut Score, Lawyer Salaries Are Second Highest In Country: Anti-Competitive Or Pro-Consumer Protectionism?
    Following up on my previous post (links below): Michael Simkovic (USC), Is California’s Bar Examination Minimum Passing Score Anti-competitive?: The deans of almost all ABA approved California law schools have jointly expressed concerns…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
Rank this Week: 184

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 24

    Private Equity Companies and Parental Liability—Appeal Court Hands Down Judgement in the Dutch Flour Cartel

    Private Equity Companies and Parental Liability—Appeal Court Hands Down Judgement in the Dutch Flour Cartel
    Pieter van Osch describes Private Equity Companies and Parental Liability—Appeal Court Hands Down Judgement in the Dutch Flour Cartel. ABSTRACT: In an appeal against the first ever cartel fine imposed by the Autoriteit Consument & Markt…
  • Jul 24

    An empirical evaluation of the normative justifications for cartel criminalisation

    An empirical evaluation of the normative justifications for cartel criminalisation
    Andreas Stephan, UEA Law School & Centre for Competition Policy offers An empirical evaluation of the normative justifications for cartel criminalization. ABSTRACT: A growing number of jurisdictions treat ‘hardcore’ cartel conduct as…
  • Jul 24

    Ski Taxi: Joint Bidding in Procurement as Price-Fixing?

    Ski Taxi: Joint Bidding in Procurement as Price-Fixing?
    Albert Sanchez-Graells asks Ski Taxi: Joint Bidding in Procurement as Price-Fixing? ABSTRACT: Since joint bidding in public procurement procedures involves price-fixing between the members of the bidding consortium, the assessment of whether…
Rank this Week: 19

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 36

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 24

    Appropriation Artist Can’t Win Fair Use Defense on Motion to Dismiss–Graham v. Prince

    Appropriation Artist Can’t Win Fair Use Defense on Motion to Dismiss–Graham v. Prince
    This is a lawsuit by plaintiff Donald Graham against well-known “appropriation artist” Richard Prince and his gallery for copyright infringement. As described by the court: Prince’s [work] is [an . . . ] inkjet print of a…
  • Jul 24

    Announcing the 2017 Edition of ‘Internet Law: Cases & Materials’

    Announcing the 2017 Edition of ‘Internet Law: Cases & Materials’
    I’m pleased to announce this year’s edition of my Internet Law casebook, Internet Law: Cases & Materials. It’s available for sale as a PDF at Gumroad for $8, as a Kindle book for $9.99, and in hard copy at CreateSpace...
  • Jul 23

    Court Can’t Ban Resident From Discussing HOA Online–Fox v. Hamptons at MetroWest Condo

    Court Can’t Ban Resident From Discussing HOA Online–Fox v. Hamptons at MetroWest Condo
    This is the third time this year I’m blogging about homeowners’ associations suppressing online speech (see my posts on the Revock and Milazzo cases). I’m pretty sure HOA online censorship is a growth industry (indeed, my…
Rank this Week: 103

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 24

    Introducing our new student editors: Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou

    Introducing our new student editors: Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou
    On behalf of the IntLawGrrls editorial team, I’m delighted to welcome two new student editors, Carla Cortavarría and Maria Solomidou, to the blog. Carla Cortavarría is a rising 2L at Temple University Beasley School of…
  • Jul 12

    At the centenary of chemical warfare, a visit to Flanders’ World War I battlefield

    At the centenary of chemical warfare, a visit to Flanders’ World War I battlefield
    YPRES, Belgium – Beautiful vistas and bright sunlight cannot blind the visitor to the pain of this place. This place is Flanders Fields, the name given to the part of west Belgium, close to the French border, that saw intense battles…
  • Jul 12

    U.S. Government Sued Over Illegally Turning Away Asylum Seeker

    U.S. Government Sued Over Illegally Turning Away Asylum Seeker
    Today several groups filed suit against the U.S. government’s Department of Homeland Security and the Customs and Border Protection (CBP) agency for turning away asylum seekers, contrary to domestic and international law. Along the…
Rank this Week: 37

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Death and the War Power

    Death and the War Power
    Some time ago, I began thinking about how war death matters to the history of war politics and war power through musings on this blog. Responses to those posts -- even in the comments(!) -- were helpful and thought provoking. It has taken me…
  • Jul 20

    Pardons Are For The Guilty

    Pardons Are For The Guilty
    Tomorrow the Trump du jour will be whether the President might pardon his aides, his family members, or even himself. I want to make one observation about this; a quote from the Supreme Court's 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States,…
  • Jul 18

    Fault Lines in the Constitution

    Fault Lines in the Constitution
    My wife and I have co-authored a book, directed primarily at 10-18 year olds, titled Fault Lines in the Constitution:  The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.  It focuses very much on structural features of…
Rank this Week: 82

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/
  • Jul 24

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)

    In Re A.C. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 21, 2017)
    Your usual parental termination appeal typically involves horrible facts.  If there's a jurisdictional dispute, it often involves technical stuff about ICWA (Indian Child Welfare Act) notice.But this one's different.  And I learned…
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
  • Jul 19

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)
    Some things seem common, some things seem strange."Sharkey, who had ties to the West Coast Crips (WCC) street gang, was playing dice in downtown San Diego when Roberts, known as "Scrappy," shot her twice in the chest."  Do people really…
Rank this Week: 152

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 90

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 384

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 3750

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Langford, Behn, & Lie: The Ethics and Empirics of Double Hatting

    Langford, Behn, & Lie: The Ethics and Empirics of Double Hatting
    Malcolm Langford (Univ. of Oslo - Law), Daniel Behn (Univ. of Oslo - PluriCourts), & Runar Hilleren Lie (Univ. of Oslo - PluriCourts) have posted an ESIL Reflection on The Ethics and Empirics of Double Hatting.
  • Jul 23

    Call for Papers: Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism

    Call for Papers: Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism
    The T.M.C. Asser Instituut has issued a call for papers for a conference on "Human Dignity and Human Security in Times of Terrorism - International (Human Rights) Law Challenges and Opportunities." Here's the call: According to the Global…
  • Jul 23

    New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law

    New Issue: African Journal of International and Comparative Law
    The latest issue of the African Journal of International and Comparative Law (Vol. 25, no. 3, August 2017) is out. Contents include:Benedict Abrahamson Chigara, Incommensurabilities of the SADC Land Issue and Nozick's Entitlement Theory …
Rank this Week: 45

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 24

    Hot Off the Press: Russell and Heminway on Representing the Organizational Client on Environmental Matter

    Hot Off the Press: Russell and Heminway on Representing the Organizational Client on Environmental Matter
    My good friend and long-time mentor Irma Russell and I wrote a chapter for the recently released ABA book, Ethics and the Environment: A Lawyer's Guide. Irma also is a co-editor of the book (with Vicki Wright). In our joint...
  • Jul 23

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (July 23, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (July 23, 2017)
    "close to 50% of all college grades given are A’s" https://t.co/USFKLPst3p— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 18, 2017 "Workplace plaintiffs face long odds at trial, analytics data indicates" https://t.co/otKr2jdDDN…
  • Jul 22

    Sometimes it almost seems like SEC Commissioners aren’t reading my article

    Sometimes it almost seems like SEC Commissioners aren’t reading my article
    So Michael Piwowar inspired a bit of heartburn in the plaintiffs’ bar this week when, during a speech to the Heritage Foundation, he encouraged corporations to add mandatory arbitration provisions in their charters prior to an IPO. This is…
Rank this Week: 91

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    The Chief of Police, the Facebook Posts and Stalking

    The Chief of Police, the Facebook Posts and Stalking
    This post examines a rather unusual stalking case from the Appeals Court of Massachusetts: Commonwealth v. Cristino, 2017 WL 2989723 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that [a]fter a jury trial, the defendant was convicted of…
  • Jul 21

    Grand Theft, “Unlawful Use of a Computer System” and the Eighth Amendment

    Grand Theft, “Unlawful Use of a Computer System” and the Eighth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of South Dakota: State v. Krause, 894 N.W.2d 382 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]win brothers Ryan Alan Krause and Brian Michael Krause appeal the circuit…
  • Jul 19

    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and Forfeiture

    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and Forfeiture
    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and ForfeitureThis post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Western Division of North Carolina: U.S. v. Chase, 2017 WL 1966747 (2017). The U.S.…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 24

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Barnes v. Annucci, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 110564 (ND NY, July 14, 2017), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended that a Nation of Islam inmate be allowed to move ahead with his complaint that during a cell search, authorities…
  • Jul 24

    Recent Articles of Interest

    Recent Articles of Interest
    From SSRN:Yishai Blank, In Search of the Secular, (Institutionalizing Rights and Religion: Competing Supremacies 126-144 (L. Batnitzky & H. Dagan eds., Cambridge University Press) (2017)).Howard Kislowicz, Business Corporations as…
  • Jul 23

    Ark Encounter Land Transfer Jeopardizes Tax Incentive

    Ark Encounter Land Transfer Jeopardizes Tax Incentive
    WHAS reported Saturday that Ark Encounter theme park may not get the $18 million in sales tax rebate incentives previously promised to it because the land on which the theme park sits has been sold for a nominal amount to a non-profit entity…
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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/
  • Jul 24

    CUNY/Baruch College Seeks Business Law Faculty

    CUNY/Baruch College Seeks Business Law Faculty
    This just in: The Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College/CUNY invites applications for full-time tenure track positions at the Assistant and/or Associate Professor rank in the Department of Law. The Department of Law offers courses to…
  • Jul 23

    A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Object

    A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Object
    In 2018, Cambridge University Press will publish a book titled A History of Intellectual Property in 50 Objects, edited by Dan Hunter and Claudy Op Den Camp. Inspired by the British Museum/BBC podcast A History of the World in 100...
  • Jul 23

    A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law School

    A Revealed-Preferences Ranking of Law School
    In March, my co-author Christopher J. Ryan, Jr. and I posted a draft article to SSRN, describing a law school ranking system based on the revealed preferences of law students. The article got some attention from David Bernstein at the...
Rank this Week: 85

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/
  • Jul 24

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography
    My latest bibliography has a long title but is comparatively short: “Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence.” It is “framed”  with two murals by Diego Rivera and…
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Fanon mural, in the morning,” by Bruce Clarke“Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are…
  • Jul 18

    From Aristotelian moral psychology to Freud … and from Socratic to Psychoanalytic Midwifery

    From Aristotelian moral psychology to Freud … and from Socratic to Psychoanalytic Midwifery
    There is so much material worthy of detailed discussion and further elaboration in Jonathan Lear’s latest book, Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (Harvard University Press, 2017), one hardly knows—as…
Rank this Week: 500

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 24

    Should Tax Increases Reflect Populist Sentiment?

    Should Tax Increases Reflect Populist Sentiment?
    True, polls aren’t necessarily accurate barometers, but a new poll from Bloomberg indicates more Americans favor an increase in the federal gasoline tax than oppose it. Among those who identify themselves as Republican, the edge is…
  • Jul 21

    Gross Income from Dating?

    Gross Income from Dating?
    A reader has added another television court show episode to the list of those on which I cannot help but comment. The list is getting longer, and includes posts such as Judge Judy and Tax Law, Judge Judy and Tax Law Part II, TV Judge Gets Tax…
  • Jul 19

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”
    A recent Tax Court decision, Gregory v. Comr., 149 T.C. No. 2 (2017), provides an excellent, though long, primer on statutory interpretation and the relevance of legislative history. The issue in the case is easily stated. The taxpayers,…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 24

    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 more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
  • Jul 24

    Proprietary Algorithms for Public Purpose

    Proprietary Algorithms for Public Purpose
    It is now generally recognized that “code is law”: how computers process the millions of on/off, yes/no signals in their binary universe can have legal effects beyond their obvious output. Deciding how computers handle data they…
  • Jul 23

    Problems in Family Law Are More Than Just Gender

    Problems in Family Law Are More Than Just Gender
    Lawyers agree on few things, but one of the issues that there appears to be consensus on is that the legal system is in crisis. The family law system is particularly strained, and complaints about family law go back decades. I touched on this…
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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/
Rank this Week: 150

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

Edited by Rebecca Flanagan, Amy Jarmon, Daniel Weddle, Myra Orlen, Alex Ruskell, Bonnie Stepleton and Lisa Young.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • Jul 24

    ALWD Intro and Bar Exam Encouragement

    ALWD Intro and Bar Exam Encouragement
    This last week, I attended and participated in a diversity and inclusion conference hosted by the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The three-day conference was engaging and timely. And it included a…
  • Jul 19

    Survivor Advice: Words from Successful Bar Taker

    Survivor Advice: Words from Successful Bar Taker
    Yearly, I ask former students who successfully passed the bar exam to share last minute advice with bar exam studiers gearing-up to sit for the bar exam. I look to individuals who have recently successfully passed the bar exam because...
  • Jul 18

    ILTL Cultural Competency Takeaways, 2 of 2

    ILTL Cultural Competency Takeaways, 2 of 2
    This blog post is the second in a two-part series detailing my takeaways from the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning’s “Teaching Cultural Competency and Other Professional Skills” conference which was held in Little Rock, Arkansas…
Rank this Week: 652

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 162

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 24

    First Antarctic Wedding

    First Antarctic Wedding
    From BBC News: Tom Sylvester and Julie Baum will tie the knot at the Rothera Research Station on Adelaide Island to the west of the Antarctic Peninsula. The ceremony will take place over the weekend and be performed by station...
  • Jul 23

    Divorce Finance

    Divorce Finance
    From Forbes: Divorce is never easy. It represents the end of a way of life you have known for years. Not only could a divorce wear you out emotionally, it could wear you out financially. Even the wealthiest may not...
  • Jul 22

    Penn State Child Sex Abuse Admins Surrender for Jail Sentence

    Penn State Child Sex Abuse Admins Surrender for Jail Sentence
    From The Los Angeles Times: Two former high-ranking Penn State administrators surrendered Saturday morning to serve jail sentences for how they responded to a 2001 complaint about Jerry Sandusky showering with a boy. Former university Vice…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
  • Jul 24

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography

    Detroit: Labor & Industrialization, Race & Politics, Rebellion & Resurgence — A Select Bibliography
    Mexican artist Saner painted this at Beebe’s 2 Supermercado at 1421 Springwells St., Detroit (Photograph by Southwest Detroit resident and community leader Erik Howard) My latest bibliography, “Detroit: Labor &…
  • Jul 20

    Guaranteed Jobs and the Democratic Message

    Guaranteed Jobs and the Democratic Message
    The press is reporting that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have been developing a message designed to show that the Democratic Party stands for more than opposing Donald Trump. Jobs are key to the message, but the jobs program is the kind of…
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon—A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon—A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and…
Rank this Week: 332

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 23

    Central States Law School Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference

    Central States Law School Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference
    I received a notice about the upcoming CSLSA annual conference. Here's the info: Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday,…
  • Jul 23

    Central States Law School Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference

    Central States Law School Association (CSLSA) Annual Scholarship Conference
    I received a notice about the upcoming CSLSA annual conference. Here's the info Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2017 Scholarship Conference, which will be held on Friday, October 6 and Saturday, October…
  • Jul 21

    Filial Friday: Elderly NJ Parents Held Not Liable to Pay Care for Disabled Adult Son in PA

    Filial Friday: Elderly NJ Parents Held Not Liable to Pay Care for Disabled Adult Son in PA
    In the latest chapter of an ongoing dispute between a specialized care facility, Melmark, Inc., and the older parents of a disabled adult son, Pennsylvania's intermediate Superior Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the parents. The July…
Rank this Week: 177

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 23

    The Forgotten Side of Police Violence

    The Forgotten Side of Police Violence
    Cornell University law professor Joseph Margulies comments on an aspect of police violence that gets relatively less attention: violence against the police. Margulies argues that the solution to this infrequent but significant problem is to…
  • Jul 21

    Trump’s Mueller Scheming Will Fail

    Trump’s Mueller Scheming Will Fail
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon, comments on President Trump’s expressed displeasure with his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and his apparent concern about the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.…
  • Jul 19

    So When Will Religious Organizations Choose Not to Discriminate?

    So When Will Religious Organizations Choose Not to Discriminate?
    Leading church-state scholar Marci A. Hamilton comments on a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in which it held that a female principal of a Catholic school has no legal recourse when a priest engages in…
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