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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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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Feb 12

    Behrens & Hitchcock Fat Boy (Napa Valley) 2004

    Behrens & Hitchcock Fat Boy (Napa Valley) 2004
    I served this mostly Merlot (91%) wine with Mushroom Stroganoff (using this recipe). Recipe tweaks included used 8 ounces cremini mushrooms instead of the portobellos and adding reconstituted dried... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

    Eliminate the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau
    Alden Abbott reports: In my Heritage Foundation Legal Memorandum published yesterday, I call for elimination of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), on constitutional and economic policy... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Feb 11

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence

    Americans really are in a populist mood, if their attitude towards executive compensation is any evidence
    Broc Romanek: Here’s the teaser for this new set of survey results from Stanford: Recently, the Rock Center for Corporate Governance at Stanford University conducted a nationwide survey of 1,202... [[ This is a content summary only.…
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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

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Feb 12

    Perlin & Lynch on Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Proce

    Perlin & Lynch on Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Proce
    Michael L. Perlin and Alison J. Lynch (New York Law School and Disability Rights New York) have posted 'In the Wasteland of Your Mind': Criminology, Scientific Discoveries and the Criminal Process (Virginia Journal of Criminal Law,…
  • Feb 12

    Wilson on Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law

    Wilson on Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law
    Paulina E. Wilson (Queen's University Belfast) has posted Interjural Incommensurability in Criminal Law: Constructing a Framework for Micro-Comparisons for Translation Purposes (in Tessuto G and Salvi R (eds), Language and Law in Social…
  • Feb 12

    Gless et al. on Robot Crime

    Gless et al. on Robot Crime
    Sabine Gless , Emily Silverman and Thomas Weigend (University of Basel , Max Planck Society for the Advancement of the Sciences - Max Planck Institute for Foreign and International Criminal Law and University of Cologne) have posted If Robots…
Rank this Week: 52

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
Rank this Week: 37

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Feb 12

    When The Experts Cannot Be Trusted

    When The Experts Cannot Be Trusted
    There have been a number of cases recently where financial advisers and sellers who had “blue-chip reputations have been accused of either staggering incompetence or outright fraud that led to multimillion-dollar losses.” People need to…
  • Feb 12

    When There Is A Dispute Over A Joint Operating Agreement

    When There Is A Dispute Over A Joint Operating Agreement
    Joint Operating Agreements (JOAs) are often used by operators in the oil and gas industry to share some of the risks and expenses of oil and gas exploration. Whenever there is a disagreement between the operators the JOA dispute could...
  • Feb 12

    2016 Tax Deductible Limits Increased For Long-Term-Care Insurance

    2016 Tax Deductible Limits Increased For Long-Term-Care Insurance
    The amount of money that tax-payers may deduct from their tax returns this year when purchasing long-term-care insurance or paying monthly policy premiums has been increased by the IRS. “Monthly premiums for long-term-care insurance…
Rank this Week: 22

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Feb 12

    Better Fitness In Middle Age May Stop This Organ From Shrinking

    Better Fitness In Middle Age May Stop This Organ From Shrinking
    “We found a direct correlation in our study between poor fitness and brain volume decades later, which indicates accelerated brain aging,” study author Nicole Spartano, of the Boston University School of Medicine, said in a…
  • Feb 12

    Pope and Russian Orthodox Leader Meet in Historic Step - The New York Time

    Pope and Russian Orthodox Leader Meet in Historic Step - The New York Time
    HAVANA — Pope Francis on Friday became the first pontiff to ever meet a patriarch of the Russian Orthodox Church, as the two Christian leaders set aside centuries of division in a historic encounter that was held in an unlikely...
  • Feb 12

    Rabid bats kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon

    Rabid bats kill 12 in Peru’s Amazon
    Most of the 12 killed were children, according to the health ministry. Nine of them were indigenous members of the Achuar people from the Datem del Marañon province of Peru’s Loreto state, while three victims lived in the…
Rank this Week: 91

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Feb 12

    Sale To Friend Draws Indefinite Suspension

    Sale To Friend Draws Indefinite Suspension
    The Kansas Supreme Court has indefinitely suspended an attorney convicted of drug offense On May 13, 2014, the Douglas County, Kansas, District Attorney's office filed an amended information charging the respondent with two counts of…
  • Feb 11

    Child Of The Judge

    Child Of The Judge
    A new opinion from the Florida Judicial Ethics Advisory Committee ISSUES Whether potential ethical violations are raised for a judge when a law firm publicly acknowledges, promotes, or markets the fact that an attorney with the law firm is…
  • Feb 11

    Late-Writing Bar Applicant Denied Admission (For Now)

    Late-Writing Bar Applicant Denied Admission (For Now)
    The Ohio Supreme Court has denied admission to an applicant who was found to have twice written after time was called on the bar examination. Lingyu Jia of Columbus, Ohio, is a 2013 graduate of the Case Western Reserve University...
Rank this Week: 63

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Feb 12

    O'Malley on Neoliberalism and Criminal Justice

    O'Malley on Neoliberalism and Criminal Justice
    Pat O'Malley (University of Sydney - Faculty of Law) has posted Neoliberalism, Crime and Criminal Justice on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Neoliberalism has played a prominent role in criminological accounts of criminal justice and penal…
  • Feb 12

    Zatz on Disparate Impact

    Zatz on Disparate Impact
    Noah Zatz (University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) - School of Law) has posted Disparate Impact and the Unity of Equality Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article offers a new theory of disparate impact liability. This theory...
  • Feb 12

    Fox-Decent on "Sovereignty's Promise"

    Fox-Decent on "Sovereignty's Promise"
    Evan Fox-Decent (McGill University - Faculty of Law) has posted three excerpts from Sovereignty's Promise: The State as Fiduciary (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011): Sovereignty's Promise: The State as Fiduciary: This is the front matter…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 35

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Feb 12

    Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide

    Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide
    Julian Pena and Marcelo Calliari have edited Competition Law in Latin America: A Practical Guide. BOOK ABSTRACT: In the past few years Latin American countries have taken giant steps to reposition their competition authorities in the global…
  • Feb 12

    EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016

    EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016
    King's College Centre of European Law Conference in co-operation with Crowell & Moring LLP EU Competition Law: Current Issues in a Global Context Hilton Brussels Grand Place, Carrefour de l’Europe, 1000 Brussels, Belgium 20 May 2016,…
  • Feb 12

    Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry

    Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry
    Jaedo Choi, Yonsei University Yun Jeong Choi, Yonsei University and Minki Kim, Yonsei University Vertical Foreclosure in the Movie Industry. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we analyze the market foreclosure effects resulting from vertical…
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Feb 12

    ABA is Investigating Discrimination Complaint against BYU Law

    ABA is Investigating Discrimination Complaint against BYU Law
    From the Salt Lake Tribune: Law school accreditors are investigating Brigham Young University amid allegations that the LDS Church-owned institution's policies violate nondiscrimination standards by expelling students who live in same-sex…
  • Feb 12

    Survey of law students finds that most prefer face-to-face instruction over the online variety

    Survey of law students finds that most prefer face-to-face instruction over the online variety
    In a special Op-Ed over at the TaxProf blog, Touro Law Professor Dan Subotnik discusses an anonymous poll he took of students enrolled in his trusts and estates class in which he asked whether they preferred face-to-face instruction or the...
  • Feb 11

    Should You Avoid “Time is of the Essence Clauses?

    Should You Avoid “Time is of the Essence Clauses?
    What’s wrong with employing such a clause? According to veteran real estate lawyer Jeffrey Ammon: (1) Nonlawyer readers can’t figure out what it means (and courts are often no help). (2) Even if the clause had a generally accepted…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Feb 12

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The United States and Russia have announced agreement on a ceasefire in Syria set take effect next week. The plan will move forward the delivery of much needed aid to besieged Syrian cities. The New York Times writes that, if…
  • Feb 12

    How Concerned Should We Be about IoT Vulnerability?

    How Concerned Should We Be about IoT Vulnerability?
    In 2006, when the Office of the Director of National Intelligence provided its first "Annual Threat Asssessment" top billing went to the "Global Jihadist Threat."  Rounding out the top three concerns, Director Negroponte mentioned the…
  • Feb 12

    2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community

    2016 Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community
    On Tuesday, Director of National Intelligence James Clapper provided the annual Worldwide Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community to Congress. Testifying before the Senate Armed Services Committee with DIA Director Vincent…
Rank this Week: 69

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Feb 12

    Complete List to SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texa

    Complete List to SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texa
    Here is a complete list to the SCOTUSBlog On-Line Symposium on United States v. Texas. I must admit that I found the title to John Eastman's contribution to be WAY over the top. Date Author Post Title 02.11.16 John Eastman...
  • Feb 12

    Average Wait Time in Immigration Court Rises -- Again

    Average Wait Time in Immigration Court Rises -- Again
    TRAC reports that, as of the end of January 2016, open cases in U.S. Immigration Court have been waiting for an average of 667 days, a new high. This is 3.7 percent longer than the 643 days average wait time...
  • Feb 12

    Sanders, Clinton Agree on Need for Immigration Reform (and a Path to Legalization), End the Raid

    Sanders, Clinton Agree on Need for Immigration Reform (and a Path to Legalization), End the Raid
    In the Democratic presidential debate last night, Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton agreed on the need for immigration reform and an end to the use of immigration raids to enforce the immigration laws. KJ…
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Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
  • Feb 12

    Firms and Fiduciarie

    Firms and Fiduciarie
    Scholarship on fiduciary law is enjoying a new burst of energy in the U.S., and I am grateful to be...
  • Feb 11

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again

    Financial Regulation By Deal, Again
    How should we regulate the derivatives markets? Dodd-Frank gave the CFTC (and SEC, for securities derivatives) the power to act....
  • Feb 9

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life

    Timothy Geithner's Semi-Charmed Life
    Former NY Fed Chair, Secretary of Treasury, and tax scofflaw Timothy Geithner is in the news again. The now-president of...
Rank this Week: 19

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    People v. McCarthy (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    A statute says that you can impose a particular form of restitution "for felony violations of" Statute X.Defendant is convicted of violating Statute Y.  Some, but not all, activities that would violate Statute Y would also violate…
  • Feb 12

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)

    In Re Donovan L. (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 11, 2016)
    "Shannon was married to Donovan at the time of DJ's conception in 2010 and birth in 2011. In 2010, Shannon had an affair with David and informed him she was pregnant. David did not seek involvement in Shannon's pregnancy or DJ's rearing until…
  • Feb 10

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)

    Catalina Island Yacht Club v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 4, 2015)
    Nothing from the Ninth Circuit or California Court of Appeal so far today.So let's go back a tiny bit and give a cheer for Justice Aronson.The first paragraph of this opinion makes crystal clear both what the case is about as well as what the…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Feb 12

    Amidst 32% Enrollment Decline, University Of Minnesota Funds $16 Million Law School Operating Deficit

    Amidst 32% Enrollment Decline, University Of Minnesota Funds $16 Million Law School Operating Deficit
    Twin Cities Pioneer Press, UMN Law School Losses Expected to Total $16M by 2018: With applicants down by half since 2010, the University of Minnesota Law School has been buying out faculty, soliciting more donations and accepting cash…
  • Feb 12

    Lipman Presents De/reconstructing The Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act At Utah

    Lipman Presents De/reconstructing The Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act At Utah
    Francine J. Lipman (UNLV) presented De/reconstructing the Shared Responsibility Payment Under the Affordable Car Act at Utah as part of its Faculty Workshop Series: This paper first details and then revises the newly implemented penalty tax…
  • Feb 12

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Alliance for Competitive Taxation, Busting the Top 6 Corporate Tax Myths of 2015 Bloomberg, Putin's New Internet Czar Wants Apple and Google to Pay More Taxes Bloomberg, Wall Street Partners Targeted for Obamacare Tax in Budget Plan CNN,…
Rank this Week: 5

43(B)log

43(B)log

Covers false advertising and intellectual property issues. By Professor Rebecca Tushnet.

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Rules of Engagement for Valentine's Day

    Rules of Engagement for Valentine's Day
    I talked about the rules of engagement for Valentine's Day in this YouTube video from Georgetown.The Note on which this is based can be found here.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Feb 10

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own

    Reading list: Feminist values in the Archive of Our Own
    Casey Fiesler et al. have written An Archive of Their Own: A Case Study of Feminist HCI and Values in Design (CHI 2016), a paper about feminist principles and human-computer interaction in the Archive of Our Own.  As a noncommercial…
  • Feb 8

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?

    From tarnished financial brand to ashy whiskey?
    This story about Lehman Brothers whiskey is ... well, it is what it is.  I'm not sure I've seen a similar use of an abandoned mark before.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 68

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Feb 12

    Public Rights in the Private Western Landscape

    Public Rights in the Private Western Landscape
    This past weekend, weather and stream flows cooperated enough that I could justify spending a day chasing steelhead. The high winter flows do challenge my already limited angling skills, so I spent the day searching for any kind of…
  • Feb 12

    Seto on A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation

    Seto on A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation
    Theodore Seto (Loyola - LA) has posted A Forced Labor Theory of Property and Taxation (Book Chapter)on SSRN. Here's the abstract: One of the great accomplishments of civilization is to force its members to work and save more than they...
  • Feb 11

    Form-Based Zoning Sweeps Through Connecticut

    Form-Based Zoning Sweeps Through Connecticut
    The Connecticut Mirror takes a look at the rise of form-based zoning in the Constitution State. Special kudos to UConn property professor Sara Bronin who spearheaded the two-year revision of Hartford's zoning code: In the next few years…
Rank this Week: 96

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Feb 12

    Less Is More (Where GOP Candidates Are Concerned)

    Less Is More (Where GOP Candidates Are Concerned)
    By Brian Fahy & Garrett Fahy Let the winnowing begin. The day after Donald Trump dominated the New Hampshire primary by taking 35% of the vote and ten delegates, New Jersey governor and former federal prosecutor Chris Christie and former…
  • Feb 11

    From The Archives: Ohio Governor John Kasich 2010 Interview On His Autobiography “Every Other Monday”

    From The Archives: Ohio Governor John Kasich 2010 Interview On His Autobiography “Every Other Monday”
    Suddenly Ohio Governor John Kasich is a subject of the sort of intense scrutiny that the other major contenders have been under for months.  I always try and help my colleagues in the MSM out, so here is an id-depth interview the…
  • Feb 11

    Let The Joker Beat Himself

    Let The Joker Beat Himself
    The anger is this election cycle frightens me – on both sides of the aisle.  Bernie Sanders should be unthinkable – that he won New Hampshire as convincingly as he did is testament to a) what an awful candidate Hillary is,…
Rank this Week: 4003

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Feb 12

    Family Dynamics and Caregiving: A Bumpy Road or Smooth Sailing?

    Family Dynamics and Caregiving: A Bumpy Road or Smooth Sailing?
    Every family has its own unique dynamics with siblings having specific relationships with siblings and with parents. When a parent needs caregiving, those dynamics can play a role, according to an article posted on the AARP website on January…
  • Feb 12

    Are Future Generations of Seniors Likely to Be Less Socially Engaged With Family and Community?

    Are Future Generations of Seniors Likely to Be Less Socially Engaged With Family and Community?
    We've all seen it -- a family having dinner "together" while each member of the family is using a cell phone to text rather than talk. Is this likelihood to affect long-term living, and if so, how? Stanford University's Center...
  • Feb 11

    A Dangerous Promise to Loved Ones?

    A Dangerous Promise to Loved Ones?
    The Washington Post's Tara Bahrampour has a very thoughtful article this month focusing on a common fact pattern. One family member asks -- or another family promises -- that "a nursing home" will never be utilized for care needs.…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Call for Papers: Persons/Things Workshop

    Call for Papers: Persons/Things Workshop
    The Faculty of Law of the University of Turku has issued a call for papers for a workshop on "Persons/Things," to be held May 12-13, 2016. Here's the call: In recent decades many of the foundational classificatory structures of law have been…
  • Feb 12

    New Issue: Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 16, no. 1, March 2016) is out. Contents include:Yossi Nehushtan, Offensive Expression: The Limits of Neutral Balancing Tests and the Need to Take Sides Alecia Johns, The Case for…
  • Feb 12

    Jalloh & Meisenberg: The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Volume III: The Taylor Case

    Jalloh & Meisenberg: The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Volume III: The Taylor Case
    Charles Chernor Jalloh (Florida International Univ. - Law) & Simon M. Meisenberg have published The Law Reports of the Special Court for Sierra Leone. Volume III: Prosecutor v. Charles Ghankay Taylor (The Taylor Case) (Brill | Nijhoff…
Rank this Week: 49

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Feb 12

    A Comparative Critique of "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations"

    A Comparative Critique of "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations"
    In the new Green Bag, Daniel Solove and Woodrow Hartzog have an article titled "The Ultimate Unifying Approach to Complying With All Laws and Regulations." It's described here. This is the SSRN abstract: "There are countless…
  • Feb 12

    The Borders of Black History

    The Borders of Black History
    Black history is often regarded as primarily a matter of race or skin color, whereas Latino and Asian American history are about borders. But I tend to think that borders have played an important role in African American history too: the…
  • Feb 11

    Judicial supremacy and professional responsibility

    Judicial supremacy and professional responsibility
    The ethics complaint filed against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last summer will proceed to a State Bar investigation. (H/T: Josh Blackman) The complaint stems from a letter Paxton sent to county clerks in the wake of Obergefell,…
Rank this Week: 24

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
Rank this Week: 1500

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

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/
  • Feb 12

    Law on the Margins: Profile of Social Justice Lawyer Chaumtoli Huq

    Law on the Margins: Profile of Social Justice Lawyer Chaumtoli Huq
    “Law on the margins is so joyful. You are connecting with people!” Chaumtoli Huq is Bangladeshi-American Muslim human rights lawyer. She describes herself as a community centered, social movement lawyer. Now teaching at Brooklyn…
  • Feb 10

    Chief Justice Roberts and His Misleading Law Day Speech

    Chief Justice Roberts and His Misleading Law Day Speech
    Last week Chief Justice Roberts delivered a Law Day speech in which, according to the Washington Post, he complained that partisan extremism is damaging the public’s perception of the role of the Supreme Court, recasting the justices as…
  • Jan 26

    Worried About Trump: Nate Silver to the Rescue

    Worried About Trump: Nate Silver to the Rescue
    If you are worried about Trump, you will be happy to read a column by Nate Silver. He says, "Trump is not very popular with general election voters. On the contrary, he’s extremely unpopular with independents and would begin the general…
Rank this Week: 340

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/
Rank this Week: 105

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Feb 12

    A2J DIY 5: Provide Some Services on a Flat-Rate Basi

    A2J DIY 5: Provide Some Services on a Flat-Rate Basi
    This post continues my discussion of remunerative practice models that improve access to justice. I spent a good bit of space in my post on unbundled services, also known as limited-scope retainers, dumping on the comprehensive…
  • Feb 12

    Promoting Better Practices – a Proactive Approach to Lawyer and Paralegal Regulation

    Promoting Better Practices – a Proactive Approach to Lawyer and Paralegal Regulation
    Among regulators across Canada, and internationally, there is increasing interest in proactive regulatory initiatives that focus on better practice management to achieve improved client service and professional conduct. Traditionally, law…
  • Feb 12

    “The Franchise”

    “The Franchise”
    Almost two years ago, I asked here on Slaw “Is It Time For A National Retail Law Firm?”. I argued that some twenty plus years on from the dawn of the national firm model in the business law context, there was a growing opportunity…
Rank this Week: 29

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Feb 12

    DAPA, "Unlawful Presence," and the Illusion of a Problem

    DAPA, "Unlawful Presence," and the Illusion of a Problem
    By Anil KalhanIn an essay published earlier this week, Prof. Michael Kagan expresses concern that “one aspect” of the Obama administration’s executive actions on immigration might be vulnerable when the Supreme Court…
  • Feb 11

    Why Is Fake Moderation an American Imperative?

    Why Is Fake Moderation an American Imperative?
    by Neil H. BuchananIn my new Verdict column, I ask: "Republicans Will Not Seriously Try to Sell Marco Rubio as a Moderate, Will They?"  In some ways, the column is a companion piece to my various columns and Dorf on Law posts regarding…
  • Feb 10

    Invisible Justices Part IV: The Justices' Paper

    Invisible Justices Part IV: The Justices' Paper
    By Eric Segall Shortly before the 1986-87 Supreme Court term began, Justice Byron White, who had been on the Supreme Court for twenty-five years, came to work on the weekend and, with the help of his law clerks, destroyed many of his…
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Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Feb 12

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 30: Losing Our Way on Geographical Indication

    The Trouble With the TPP, Day 30: Losing Our Way on Geographical Indication
    Geographical indications (GI) are signs used on goods - frequently food, wine, or spirits - that have a specific geographical origin and are said to possess qualities, reputation or characteristics that are essentially attributable to that…
  • Feb 12

    Why Journalism is not Dying in the Digital Age

    Why Journalism is not Dying in the Digital Age
    The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news - particularly newspapers and local broadcasters - have generated considerable discussion and consternation over the past month. With…
  • Feb 12

    Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future

    Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on February 8, 2016 as Digital Era Raises Tough Questions About Journalism’s Future The ongoing financial struggles of Canadian businesses that have traditionally delivered the news – particularly…
Rank this Week: 43

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Feb 12

    Negative Interest Rate

    Negative Interest Rate
    A while ago, I discussed the possible implication of negative interest rates on the definition of security. For those of you interested in the general topic of negative interest rates, today's New York Times has a very good discussion of...
  • Feb 12

    Running, The Olympic Trials for the Marathon, and the Practice of Law

    Running, The Olympic Trials for the Marathon, and the Practice of Law
    Even though I have never participated in a single Yoga class, I enjoyed my co-editor Joan Heminway’s Yoga Analogy Post from a couple weeks ago. Her post inspired this analogy post about running and the law. While I am not...
  • Feb 11

    Call for Papers- Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship

    Call for Papers- Journal of Ethics & Entrepreneurship
    Call for Papers Vol. 7, No. 1 (Spring 2017) Special Issue - The Ethics of Social Entrepreneurship Donald W. Caudill, Executive Editor (Godbold School of Business, Gardner-Webb University), invites authors to submitpapers for a special issue…
Rank this Week: 93

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: 188

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/
  • Feb 12

    Are there opportunities for local government in the sharing economy?

    Are there opportunities for local government in the sharing economy?
    Local governments spend a lot of time these days thinking about how to regulate the sharing economy. But are there opportunities local governments should be seizing that the new platform-based businesses offer? If this question interests you,…
  • Feb 11

    CityLab features work integrating transferable sharing rights into London's sharing economy

    CityLab features work integrating transferable sharing rights into London's sharing economy
    Late last year, I was approached by several computer scientists about their desire to propose a regulatory system for short-term rentals in London based upon the transferable sharing rights model I had proposed in an article forthcoming from…
  • Feb 10

    New study shows rural western counties with federal lands fare better than those without

    New study shows rural western counties with federal lands fare better than those without
    Headwaters Economics has a new study out looking at the effects of federal public lands on the economies of rural western communities. Here are the three big takeaways: From 1970-2014, western rural counties with the highest share of federal…
Rank this Week: 166

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Feb 12

    Lateral Faculty Move: Carrissa and Andy Hessick From Utah to UNC

    Lateral Faculty Move: Carrissa and Andy Hessick From Utah to UNC
    Professor and Associate Dean Carissa Hessick and Professor Andy Hessick of the University of Utah College of Law have accepted appointments on the University of North Carolina Law faculty, starting this fall.
  • Feb 12

    UC Hastings Seeks Innovation Law VAP

    UC Hastings Seeks Innovation Law VAP
    This just in: The University of California Hastings College of the Law is seeking candidates for a Visiting Assistant Professor position in the Institute for Innovation Law. We are now accepting applications for a two-year appointment that…
  • Feb 11

    Uberlawyer

    Uberlawyer
    In today's mail came the 2016 issue of North Carolina Super Lawyers®, a magazine published by ThomsonReuters that purports to identify the best lawyers in the state through a "patented selection process." Lawyers are nominated by…
Rank this Week: 88

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: 226

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Feb 12

    Gene Editing Permitted in Britain

    Gene Editing Permitted in Britain
    New York Times (Feb. 2, 2016): Britain Allows New Method to Edit Genes, by Nicholas Wade: Gene editing refers to cutting and pasting DNA in and out of human embryos, eggs and sperm. Used for reproductive purposes, these alterations would...
  • Feb 11

    CRR organizes a rally for WWH v. Hellerstedt argument

    CRR organizes a rally for WWH v. Hellerstedt argument
    The Center for Reproductive Rights is organizing a rally in D.C. on March 2 for the Supreme Court argument of Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt (formerly Cole). The case challenges a Texas law which will result in the closure of...
  • Feb 10

    Access to Abortion for Adolescents in Developing Countrie

    Access to Abortion for Adolescents in Developing Countrie
    Guttmacher Institute (Feb. 3, 2016): Adolescents in Developing Countries Face Barriers to Accessing Safe Abortion Services, by Rebecca Wind: This week, the Guttmacher Institute released a fact sheet on barriers to adolescents seeking…
Rank this Week: 77

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: 397

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Feb 12

    A Brady Violation in Picture

    A Brady Violation in Picture
    I've gotten a lot of questions about whether Adnan's attorney, Justin Brown, raised a Brady/cell tower/Exhibit 31 claim at the reopened PCR proceedings. Sometimes, a picture really does tell a thousand words. Coreworkflow, the company that…
  • Feb 11

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: Addendum
    While writing my post yesterday, I realized that Griffin v. Warden, Maryland Correctional Adjustment Center, 970 F.2d 1355 (4th Cir. 1992) is not only a very helpful case for Adnan under the "unreasonable performance" prong of the…
  • Feb 10

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: It's All About the Case(law)

    Wrap-Up of Adnan's Reopened PCR Proceedings: It's All About the Case(law)
    After five days of evidence and testimony at the reopened PCR proceedings for Adnan Syed, the case now shifts from facts to law on the issue of whether Cristina Gutierrez rendered ineffective assistance of counsel by failing to contact…
Rank this Week: 307

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Feb 12

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information

    Pregnancy Clinics Fight for Right to Deny Abortion Information
    From The New York Times: “Free Pregnancy Testing,” reads the large sign in front of the East County Pregnancy Care Clinic, on a busy intersection of this impoverished city east of San Diego. Inside the clinic, a woman will not...
  • Feb 11

    Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney

    Fear Factor: Meeting with a Family Law Attorney
    From The Charlotte Observer: “I have an appointment this afternoon with a family law attorney.” “Oh no. I’m so sorry. So, you are going through a divorce?” “What? No, no. I just want to ask some questions. Do you think...
  • Feb 10

    Florida Bill Aims to Abolish Cohabitation Law

    Florida Bill Aims to Abolish Cohabitation Law
    From Action News Jacksonville: Living with a significant other out of wedlock is illegal in Florida, but anew push, mostly by Democratic state lawmakers, is trying to do away with the ban on shacking up. Michigan, Mississippi and Florida…
Rank this Week: 137

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Feb 12

    Repeated.donor.miracle

    Repeated.donor.miracle
    That’s the address for the MiamiLaw quadrangle’s center point, as assigned by the exciting new mapping software from What3Words. Our Dean will love that.
  • Feb 11

    Figure

    Figure
    Baby carrots are not baby carrots. I should probably add a category for “stuff everyone else knew.” But, even though I had vaguely wondered how it could be economic to grow so many carrots and harvest them at a tiny ……
  • Feb 10

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?

    Weirdest Ad of the Year?
    This is a genuine Cruz-for-Prez production aimed at Donald Trump. Weird doesn’t begin to describe it.
Rank this Week: 36

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 12

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization

    Magistrate Refuses To Dismiss Suit Against Anti-Falun Gong Organization
    In Jingrong v. Chinese Anti-Cult World Alliance, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16560 (ED NY, Jan. 28, 2016), a group of Falun Gong practitioners in Flushing Queens, New York sued an allegedly virulent anti-Falun Gong organization under…
  • Feb 12

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou

    Denial of Permit For Muslim Cemetery Was Arbitrary and Capriciou
    The Farmington (MN) Independent reported yesterday on a decision last month by a Dakota County, Minnesota trial court judge holding that the Castle Rock Township board of supervisors' decision to deny a permit for a Muslim cemetery was…
  • Feb 12

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception

    Title VII Suit Dismissed Under Ministerial Exception
    In Moreno v. Episcopal Diocese of Long Island, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 16543 (ED NY, Jan. 20, 2016), a New York federal magistrate judge recommended dismissing a Title VII action brought by an African-American Episcopal pastor who claimed…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Feb 12

    More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail

    More Evidence That False Promise Tax Breaks Fail
    Readers of MauledAgain are well aware that I dislike tax break giveaways to wealthy corporations as rewards for moving jobs from one state to another. Job relocation is not job creation. One of the states that engages in this game of giving…
  • Feb 10

    Stupid Criminals, Tax Version

    Stupid Criminals, Tax Version
    A reader sent me a story that I probably would have otherwise missed. According to several reports, including this one, a woman and her son walked into a Liberty Tax Services office in Toledo, Ohio, pointed what appeared to be a gun over…
  • Feb 8

    Backups, Anyone?

    Backups, Anyone?
    It was the sort of news that spreads so quickly that notices came to me from multiple directions. There was a posting on a tax listserv, an item in a daily tax update email, on-line articles, and newspaper reports. According to an IRS news…
Rank this Week: 477

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Feb 12

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland

    The Women's Suffrage Movement in Switzerland
    “Changing the situation was not possible without the vote of the women and the women didn’t have the vote” [1]. In any given country, the fight for women’s suffrage is greatly influenced by the electoral system, societal views and…
  • Feb 11

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec

    The Suffrage Movement in Quebec
    Quebec, as always, has a unique and solitary history, and was the last province in Canada to achieve women’s suffrage. Despite the extension of federal franchise to women in 1918, and the Persons Case in 1929 which made women eligible...
  • Feb 10

    The Zombies are Here!

    The Zombies are Here!
    Because good lawyers think of everything, Amazon's lawyers have now inserted a Zombie clause in their standard terms of service. Clause 57.10 states: 57.10 Acceptable Use; Safety-Critical Systems. Your use of the Lumberyard Materials must…
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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: 4148