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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: 538

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

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: 9

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

    Split Colorado Supreme Court concludes federal law precludes state officers from returning marijuana to acquitted defendant

    Split Colorado Supreme Court concludes federal law precludes state officers from returning marijuana to acquitted defendant
    The Colorado Supreme Court yesterday issued an interesting ruling driven by the conflict between the state's marijuana reforms and federal prohibition. (SCOTUS fans might note the majority opinion was authored by Justice Allison Eid, who is…
  • Jan 24

    Two Governors dealing with prison overcrowding problems in distinct way

    Two Governors dealing with prison overcrowding problems in distinct way
    I covered some midwest prison stories here yesterday, and today brings these interesting state prison reform stories from the south and west: From Alabama here, "Gov. Robert Bentley says new prisons top priority this year" As of…
  • Jan 24

    "Judge Gorsuch & Johnson Resentencing"

    "Judge Gorsuch & Johnson Resentencing"
    The title of this post is the title of this timely new commentary now on SSRN authored by Leah Litman about the latest "hot name" to replace Justice Scalia on the Supreme Court. Here is the first paragraph: Jan Crawford...
Rank this Week: 15

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 24

    Corporate tax reform idea

    Corporate tax reform idea
    I am about to write and post a blog entry regatding yesterday's first session of the 2017 Tax Policy Colloquium, at which we discussed Lily Batchelder's paper, Accounting for Behavioral Biases in Business Tax Reform: The Case of Expensing.…
  • Jan 24

    Radio appearance to discuss taxes and job

    Radio appearance to discuss taxes and job
    This morning at 7:15 am EST, I was a guest on a New Orleans radio show, hosted by Tommy Tucker on WLL. (This was 6:15 am New Orleans time.) The topic was our new president's trade policies, in relation to employment.With regard to using…
  • Jan 22

    Not to live in the past, but ...

    Not to live in the past, but ...
    The last novel that I mentioned in the prior blog post reminds me of what is surely the most astounding 3-film run in the history of cinema: Hitchcock's Vertigo, followed by North by Northwest, followed by Psycho.The first of these…
Rank this Week: 662

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: 93

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 24

    Are You REDe?

    Are You REDe?
    At OsgoodePD, we are continually developing new ways to keep you, our community, ahead of the curve and up to date on the continually changing Canadian legal landscape. You told us you wanted a more efficient way to access our diverse…
  • Jan 24

    Why It’s Good Business to Fire a Client

    Why It’s Good Business to Fire a Client
    We spend so much of our time, energy and money on attracting and keeping clients that the thought of firing one seems defeatist. But firing clients can be good for business. Here’s why. Bad clients waste out time. One of the annoying…
  • Jan 24

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on research, writing, and practice. Research & Writing You Can Quote Me Neil Guthrie First off, the verb is…
Rank this Week: 29

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

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jan 24

    Immprof Sunita Patel: Oral Arguments in Ziglar v. Abassi

    Immprof Sunita Patel: Oral Arguments in Ziglar v. Abassi
    The following is from Sunita Patel, immprof extraordinaire from American University Washington College of Law: At 4:00 a.m. two days before President Obama left office, almost 25 students met in front of the U.S. Supreme Court. The group was…
  • Jan 24

    Immigrtaion Article of the Day: The Attorney General’s Disruptive Immigration Power by Bijal Shah

    Immigrtaion Article of the Day: The Attorney General’s Disruptive Immigration Power by Bijal Shah
    The Attorney General’s Disruptive Immigration Power by Bijal Shah, Arizona State University (ASU) - Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law, 2016, Iowa Law Review Online, Vol. 102, No. 129, 2017 Abstract: This essay responds to a piece by former…
  • Jan 23

    At the Movies: Wallah Je te jure

    At the Movies: Wallah Je te jure
    WALLAH - je te jure trailer from marcello merletto on Vimeo. "Wallah Je te jure” is a documentary filmed in 2016 in Niger, directed by Marcello Merletto and produced by the International Organization for Migration. It tells the stories…
Rank this Week: 16

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jan 24

    The Election Shame That Trump Will Not Let Go

    The Election Shame That Trump Will Not Let Go
    by Neil H. BuchananTo put it mildly, the first several days of his presidency have not gone well for Donald Trump.  He is picking fights with the press and is obsessed with trivialities in an effort to settle scores.  In this, there…
  • Jan 23

    Time to Redirect Election Post-Mortem

    Time to Redirect Election Post-Mortem
    by Michael DorfNow that Donald Trump is (gulp) president, we are, I hope, at the beginning of the end of a certain kind of at-best fruitless and at-worst divisive discussion among Democrats about how he got elected.In saying that, I am…
  • Jan 20

    An Unsentimental Assessment of Obama's Presidency

    An Unsentimental Assessment of Obama's Presidency
    by Neil H. BuchananI voted for Barack Obama in the 2008 primaries, but I was skeptical.  The rhetoric of hope and change seemed to lack underlying substance, and he appeared to be trying to engage in Clintonian triangulation even as he…
Rank this Week: 239

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/
  • Jan 24

    Study Concludes Law Fails to Grasp the Reality of Workplace Discrimination and Condones Gender Inequality

    Study Concludes Law Fails to Grasp the Reality of Workplace Discrimination and Condones Gender Inequality
    Laura Edelman, Aaron Smyth, Asad Rahim, Legal Discrimination:Empirical Sociolegal and Critical Race Perspectives on AntiDiscrimination Law, 12 Annual Rev. Law & Social Science 395 (2016) Abstract: The topic of workplace discrimination has…
  • Jan 24

    Women and the Law Conference at Northeastern

    Women and the Law Conference at Northeastern
    Women and the Law Conference at Northeastern University School of Law, May 19, 2017. On careers, practicing law and the "New Girl" network.<img src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/GenderAndTheLawBlog/~4/eQe1sjsymRw"…
  • Jan 24

    Understanding the Meaning of Consent

    Understanding the Meaning of Consent
    Aya Gruber, Consent Confusion, 38 Cardozo L.Rev. 415 (2016) Abstract: The slogans are ubiquitous: “Only ‘Yes’ Means ‘Yes’”; “Got Consent?”; “Consent is Hot, Assault is Not!” Clear consent is the rule, but the meaning of…
Rank this Week: 4153

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/
  • Jan 24

    The Brexit Decision and Its Implications for U.S. Debates over Treaty Withdrawal

    The Brexit Decision and Its Implications for U.S. Debates over Treaty Withdrawal
    Affirming a lower court decision, the UK Supreme Court has held that, despite the referendum in June 2016 calling from withdrawal from the European Union, Britain cannot withdraw from the Union without parliamentary approval.  In doing…
  • Jan 23

    Today&#039;s Headlines and Commentary

    Today&amp;#039;s Headlines and Commentary
    In his first speech as President, Donald Trump delivered scheduled remarks at CIA headquarters in front of the memorial wall honoring fallen officers in an effort to heal the breach caused by his continual attacks on the intelligence…
  • Jan 23

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Tuesday, January 24th, at 9am:  In a panel discussion at the Brookings Institution, experts will discuss U.S.-China Relations in Transition: The Trump…
Rank this Week: 68

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/
  • Jan 24

    Brittain from Cornell to Toronto

    Brittain from Cornell to Toronto
    Charles Brittain (ancient philosophy), currently Professor of Classics and Philosophy at Cornell University, will take up a similar post at the University of Toronto beginning with the 2017-18 academic year.
  • Jan 24

    Launch of Hi-Phi Nation

    Launch of Hi-Phi Nation
    Philosopher Barry Lam (Vassar) writes: Today I am launching the first episode in the 10-episode series of Hi-Phi Nation, a show that integrates narrative storytelling, journalism, documentary audio, and philosophy. The hope is that it will…
  • Jan 24

    Introducing the Netherlands to President [sic] Trump...

    Introducing the Netherlands to President [sic] Trump...
    ...Trump-style. This is quite funny. (Thanks to Ruchira Paul for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 37

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Jan 24

    Mullenix on Stancil on Economic Theory, Equality & Procedural Justice

    Mullenix on Stancil on Economic Theory, Equality &amp; Procedural Justice
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Linda Mullenix’s essay, Infusing Civil Rulemaking with Economic Theory. Linda reviews Paul Stancil’s recent article, Substantive Equality and Procedural Justice, which is forthcoming in the Iowa…
  • Jan 20

    Bruhl on Article III Standing and the One Plaintiff Rule

    Bruhl on Article III Standing and the One Plaintiff Rule
    Aaron Bruhl has posted on SSRN a draft of his article, One Good Plaintiff is Not Enough. Here’s the abstract: This Article concerns an aspect of Article III standing that has figured in many of the highest-profile controversies of recent...
  • Jan 19

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court

    SCOTUS Cert Grant on Personal Jurisdiction: Bristol-Myers Squibb v. Superior Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s docket of civil procedure and federal courts cases continues to expand. Today the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court, which will review a California Supreme Court…
Rank this Week: 218

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/
  • Jan 24

    Sir Alexander Campbell: Father of Confederation and Trusted Advisor

    Sir Alexander Campbell: Father of Confederation and Trusted Advisor
    Sir Alexander Campbell was born on March 9, 1822 in Yorkshire, England.[1] A year later, his family moved to Canada, moving around until they settled in Kingston, Ontario in 1836. It was there that Campbell was eventually called to the...
  • Jan 23

    Charles Tupper: Father of Confederation

    Charles Tupper: Father of Confederation
    This week, we are going to look at some of the Fathers of Confederation. While we are going to devote a week to exploring the roles that notable women played in our country’s founding, we are going to start with...
  • Jan 20

    Goodbye Deirdre, Hello Allison!

    Goodbye Deirdre, Hello Allison!
    We are excited to introduce our newest member of the team, Allison Numerow. She will be attempting to replace the irreplaceable Deirdre Fleming as the fifth member of the Law and Social Media team. Allison is a second-year student here...
Rank this Week: 986

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Commentaries on The King's Two Bodie

    Commentaries on The King's Two Bodie
    Law, Culture and the Humanities 13:1 has published a commentary section on Ernst Kantorowicz's classic work, The King's Two Bodies. Here are the abstracts:Stephanie Elsky, "Ernst Kantorowicz, Shakespeare, and the…
  • Jan 23

    Ely on Eminent Domain, Confiscation and Redistribution

    Ely on Eminent Domain, Confiscation and Redistribution
    James W. Ely Jr. Vanderbilt University Law School, has posted Are Eminent Domain and Confiscation Vehicles for Wealth Redistribution? A Skeptical View, which is forthcoming in volume 6 of the Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Conference…
  • Jan 23

    Barbas's "Newsworthy"

    Barbas's &quot;Newsworthy&quot;
    Just out from the Stanford University Press is Newsworthy: The Supreme Court Battle over Privacy and Press Freedom, by Samantha Barbas, Professor of Law at University at Buffalo Law School.In 1952, the Hill family was held hostage by escaped…
Rank this Week: 56

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/
  • Jan 24

    The Art Of Judging

    The Art Of Judging
    A new judicial ethics opinion from South Carolina reaches an unsurprising result: ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON STANDARDS OF JUDICIAL CONDUCT OPINION NO. 2 - 2017 RE: Propriety of the Magistrate’s Court placing artwork for sale in the courthouse…
  • Jan 24

    Payday

    Payday
    The Georgia Supreme Court has accepted the voluntary license surrender of an attorney after two petitions for a sanction less than disbarment had been rejected by the court Temple, who became a member of the Georgia Bar in 1990, admits...
  • Jan 23

    Hail Concordia!

    Hail Concordia!
    My old Idaho colleague Mike Oths (formerly Idaho Bar Counsel and now Magistrate Judge) has advised me that his Professional Responsibility class at Concordia University School of Law picks out a "case of the day" from this blog to…
Rank this Week: 63

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jan 24

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?

    Chicago, New York Heading in Opposite Directions on Crime; Where Does Milwaukee Stand?
    To judge by some of the political rhetoric last fall, violent crime must be surging in our nation’s cities. Is that true? The answer may depend on which city you are talking about, and which neighborhood within that city. Consider the…
  • Jan 20

    A New Era: The Rule of Law in the Trump Administration

    A New Era: The Rule of Law in the Trump Administration
    Well, here we are, January 20, 2017, and Donald J. Trump has been sworn in as this nation’s 45th president, though he achieved that position by losing the popular vote by the widest margin of any winning candidate in recent history (2.9…
  • Jan 17

    Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire

    Dick Enberg Offers Insights into the Incredible Al McGuire
    Here’s a detail about Al McGuire you likely don’t know: Among his many habits, he liked to lie on the floor. Often, when he was in a hotel room, he would sleep through the night on the hard tile floor of a bathroom. Here’s…
Rank this Week: 862

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/
Rank this Week: 511

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    Administrative Law Working Itself (Im)Pure

    Administrative Law Working Itself (Im)Pure
    For the Symposium on Adrian Vermeule, Law's Abnegation. Vermeuele's Law's Abnegation is written with style and verve. It is a bit repetitive at times, as if Vermeuele hopes to convince us of the correctness of his positions by asserting them…
  • Jan 23

    Stumbling into Obamacare Federalism

    Stumbling into Obamacare Federalism
    Federalism has various functions in our constitutional system.  But the picture of which functions matter most changes during periods of intense political polarization, intense federal government dysfunction, or both (and our current…
  • Jan 23

    A Long Arc of Deference or an Endless Cycle? Adding Internal Law and Politics to Adrian Vermeule’s Law’s Abnegation

    A Long Arc of Deference or an Endless Cycle? Adding Internal Law and Politics to Adrian Vermeule’s Law’s Abnegation
    Gillian Metzger For the Symposium on Adrian Vermeule, Law's Abnegation.             For progressives committed to strong administrative government, it’s been a tough couple of…
Rank this Week: 85

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent father

    UK judges change court rules on child contact for violent father
    From The Guardian: Senior judges are taking steps to end the presumption that a father must have contact with a child where there is evidence of domestic abuse that would put the child or mother at risk. The reforms are...
  • Jan 23

    You participated in the Women's March. Now what?

    You participated in the Women's March. Now what?
    From CNN: In the wake of historic demonstrations this weekend, Women's March organizers and participants say their message is unequivocal: We're just getting started. More than a million people worldwide took to the streets the day after the…
  • Jan 22

    Organizers Hope Women's March On Washington Inspires, Evolve

    Organizers Hope Women's March On Washington Inspires, Evolve
    From NPR: The day after President-elect Donald Trump's inauguration, Jan. 20, 2017, a march is slated to take place on the National Mall. It's being called the Women's March on Washington. (It was being referred to, somewhat controversially,…
Rank this Week: 140

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/
  • Jan 24

    Self-righteous indignation on the Left redux

    Self-righteous indignation on the Left redux
    Photograph by Oliver Contreras/Washington Post At Teen Vogue, there is a poem titled “Where were you?” penned “by civil rights activist and the co-founder of Campaign Zero, Johnetta Elzie,” only parts of which I will…
  • Jan 23

    On 'Alternative Facts'

    On 'Alternative Facts'
    Posted by Robert Hockett When Bill Clinton's notorious 'It depends on what the meaning of "is" is' became something of a 'meme' in the late 1990s, I was struck by two things. The first was that Clinton was actually being forthcoming in saying…
  • Jan 21

    Literature Notice: Agribusiness & Socio-Ecological Epidemiology (or ‘agroecology, epidemiology, and health justice’)

    Literature Notice: Agribusiness &amp; Socio-Ecological Epidemiology (or ‘agroecology, epidemiology, and health justice’)
    The first members of a team of Cuban doctors and health workers unload boxes of medicines and medical material at the Freetown airport. Sierra Leone: October 2, 2014 (Photograph by Florian Plaucheur/AFP/Getty). At the moment I cannot post…
Rank this Week: 339

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Jan 24

    Charter School Operator Sues Superintendent for Criticizing Him, Court Throws Out Lawsuit

    Charter School Operator Sues Superintendent for Criticizing Him, Court Throws Out Lawsuit
    Baker Mitchell, Jr. runs charter schools in North Carolina. When his application for a new one went forward a few years ago, it drew criticism from the superintendent of the local school district. The superintendent purportedly made a lot of…
  • Jan 23

    Lawsuit Alleges West Virginia Public School System Offers Bible Classe

    Lawsuit Alleges West Virginia Public School System Offers Bible Classe
    Somehow, every year the Freedom from Religion Foundation manages to find cases that, if the allege facts are accurate, boggle the mind because the obvious constitutional problems they raise. This year is no different. The organization just…
  • Jan 23

    Does Money Matter in Education? Bruce Baker's New Report Says Ye

    Does Money Matter in Education? Bruce Baker's New Report Says Ye
    In 2012, Bruce Baker released a report that surveyed all the literature on the effects of school funding. It was the first singnificant survey of the literature since Greenwald, Hedges and Laine's study from the mid-1990s. Baker has now…
Rank this Week: 3910

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/
  • Jan 24

    Park et al. on Economics of Cybercrime

    Park et al. on Economics of Cybercrime
    Jiyong Park, Daegon Cho, Jae Kyu Lee and Byungtae Lee (Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) - College of Business, Korea Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (KAIST) - College of Business, KAIST Business School…
  • Jan 23

    "Microsoft Asserts Clients’ Rights in FBI E-Mail Searches Fight"

    &quot;Microsoft Asserts Clients’ Rights in FBI E-Mail Searches Fight&quot;
    From Bloomberg Technology, via NACDL news scan: Microsoft Corp.’s effort to halt the FBI’s so-called sneak-and-peek searches of e-mails may ride on whether it’s allowed to defend its customers’ constitutional rights. The judge who…
  • Jan 23

    "Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone"

    &quot;Minnesota court on the Fifth Amendment and compelling fingerprints to unlock a phone&quot;
    Orin Kerr has this post at The Volokh Conspiracy. In part: On appeal, Diamond argued that the government violated his Fifth Amendment rights because the government made Diamond select which finger to use. Specifically, Diamond argued that he…
Rank this Week: 52

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/
  • Jan 24

    Bruhl on Standing in Multiple Plaintiff Case

    Bruhl on Standing in Multiple Plaintiff Case
    Aaron-Andrew P. Bruhl (William & Mary Law School) has posted One Good Plaintiff is Not Enough on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article concerns an aspect of Article III standing that has figured in many of the highest-profile…
  • Jan 24

    Bessler on the Influence of Beccaria on American Law

    Bessler on the Influence of Beccaria on American Law
    John D. Bessler (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted The Italian Enlightenment and the American Revolution: Cesare Beccaria's Forgotten Influence on American Law (Hamline Journal of Public Law and Policy, Vol. 37, No. 1, 2017)…
  • Jan 23

    Halpin on Hohfeld & Rule

    Halpin on Hohfeld &amp; Rule
    Andrew Halpin (National University of Singapore (NUS) - Faculty of Law) has posted Hohfeld and Rules (In "The Legacy Of Wesley Hohfeld: Edited Major Works, Select Personal Papers, And Original Commentaries (Shyam Balganesh, Ted Sichelman…
Rank this Week: 11

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    School Bus Driver Wants Religious Exemption From Fingerprints In Background Check

    School Bus Driver Wants Religious Exemption From Fingerprints In Background Check
    A former bus driver for the company that transports Altoona, Pennsylvania school students has filed a religious discrimination suit in federal district court in Pennsylvania.  According to yesterday's Altoona Mirror, a recently enacted…
  • Jan 24

    Malaysian Politician Wants Ruling On Sharia Court Conviction

    Malaysian Politician Wants Ruling On Sharia Court Conviction
    In Malaysia, Parliament member Khalid Abdul Samad last month was fined RM2,900 (the equivalent of $650 (US)) by the lower shariah court for giving a religious talk without having religious credentials in violation of Section 119 (1) of…
  • Jan 24

    Court Says Environmentalism Is Not A Religion

    Court Says Environmentalism Is Not A Religion
    In Krause v. Tulsa City-County Library Commission, (ND OK, Jan. 23, 2017), a Oklahoma federal district court dismissed plaintiff's complaint that "fake" recycling bins in the downtown Tulsa library unconstitutionally burden his practice…
Rank this Week: 23

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jan 24

    Overcoming ‘cyber-fatigue’ requires users to step up for security

    Overcoming ‘cyber-fatigue’ requires users to step up for security
    As a new presidential administration takes over, it will need to pay significant attention to cybersecurity. Indeed, we’ve already been told to expect “a comprehensive plan” for cybersecurity in the first few months of the…
  • Jan 18

    Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?

    Remember That Time We Saved the Internet?
    My Twitter feed tells me that today is the fifth anniversary of the day the Internet “went dark” in protest of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and the Protect Intellectual Property Act (PIPA). For anyone who needs a reminder,…
  • Jan 18

    Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA

    Using Transparency to Fight Takedown Trolls – A Model from the DMCA
    The Internet is full of trolls. So it’s no surprise that notice and takedown systems for online speech attract their fair share of them – people insisting that criticism of their scientific research, videos of police brutality,…
Rank this Week: 372

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Columbia Journal Of Tax Law Publishes New Issue

    Columbia Journal Of Tax Law Publishes New Issue
    The Columbia Journal of Tax Law has published Vol. 8, No. 1: Rifat Azam (Radzyner), Minimum Global Effective Corporate Tax Rate as General Anti-Avoidance Rule, 8 Colum. J. Tax L. 5 (2017) Shu-Yi Oei (Bostson College) & Diane M. Ring…
  • Jan 24

    The U.K.'s Threat To Weaponize Tax Is No Bluff

    The U.K.'s Threat To Weaponize Tax Is No Bluff
    Bloomberg View: The U.K.'s Threat to Weaponize Tax Is No Bluff, by Mark Gilbert: The U.K. government is threatening to give its post-Brexit economy a shot in the arm by reducing corporate taxes to become a sort of…
  • Jan 24

    California Bar Exam Carnage Extends To Out-Of-State Law School

    California Bar Exam Carnage Extends To Out-Of-State Law School
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Daily Record, How Out-of-State Schools Fared on California Bar Exam: Newly released data for California’s July 2016 bar exam reveal a strong performance from graduates of most top-tier,…
Rank this Week: 6

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
  • Jan 24

    Private International Law: Embracing Diversity (updated)

    Private International Law: Embracing Diversity (updated)
    There is just a month to go for the Private International Law: Embracing Diversity event taking place in Edinburgh, organized by the University in cooperation with several other institutions from the UK and abroad. The updated…
  • Jan 20

    Kind Reminder on the EAPO

    Kind Reminder on the EAPO
    My colleague Adriani Dori (MPI Luxembourg) kindly reminded me today: the EU Regulation 655/2014 is applicable from Wednesday 18. I thought it worth recalling here as well.
  • Jan 19

    Monograph on Intellectual Property Rights and Applicable Law, by Javier Maseda Rodríguez

    Monograph on Intellectual Property Rights and Applicable Law, by Javier Maseda Rodríguez
    It is my pleasure to give notice of a recently published monograph of my colleague Dr. Javier Maseda Rodríguez (Associate Professor of private international law at the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain), entitled La ley…
Rank this Week: 106

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    Patent Rights in a Climate of Intellectual Property Rights Skepticism

    Patent Rights in a Climate of Intellectual Property Rights Skepticism
    Commission Maureen Ohlhausen (FTC) has a new article on Patent Rights in a Climate of Intellectual Property Rights Skepticism. Given interesting developments over the past few weeks on antitrust-patent interface cases, this paper makes for an…
  • Jan 24

    Facilitating collusion by exchanging non-verifiable sales report

    Facilitating collusion by exchanging non-verifiable sales report
    David Spector (PSE - Paris-Jourdan Sciences Economiques - CNRS - Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - INRA - Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique - EHESS - Ecole des hautes études en sciences sociales - ENS Paris -…
  • Jan 24

    Market Power and Heterogeneous Pass-through in German Electricity Retail

    Market Power and Heterogeneous Pass-through in German Electricity Retail
    Tomaso Duso and Florian Szücsidentify Market Power and Heterogeneous Pass-through in German Electricity Retail. ABSTRACT: We analyze the pass-through of cost changes to retail tariffs in the German electricity market over the 2007 to 2014…
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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/
  • Jan 24

    New Article JAMA Psychiatry on Dementia & Delirium

    New Article JAMA Psychiatry on Dementia &amp; Delirium
    JAMA Psychiatry published a new study on January 18, 2017 on Delirium, Dementia, and Decline. The full article is available for free. The authors' summary, available here, explains Delirium and dementia are common causes of cognitive…
  • Jan 24

    New PBS Documentary on Alzheimer's to Air Nationally on Wednesday, January 25

    New PBS Documentary on Alzheimer's to Air Nationally on Wednesday, January 25
    A new one hour documentary, Alzheimer's: Every Minute Counts, is scheduled to begin airing nationally on PBS stations on Wednesday, January 25. In part, the documentary will focus on research funding issues. Dr. Ruby Tanzi, a Harvard Medical…
  • Jan 22

    Illinois Law Professor Kaplan on "Reforming Taxation of Retirement Income"

    Illinois Law Professor Kaplan on &quot;Reforming Taxation of Retirement Income&quot;
    University of Illinois Law Professor Richard Kaplan responded to my post last week, that questioned the appropriate age to compel IRA distributions, by providing a more in-depth look at the topic, via his own article, Reforming Taxation of…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 24

    Crisis in The Gambia: How Africa is Rewriting Jus ad Bellum

    Crisis in The Gambia: How Africa is Rewriting Jus ad Bellum
    by Mohamed Helal by Mohamed Helal [Dr. Mohamed Helal is an Assistant Professor of Law, Moritz College of Law & Affiliated Faculty, Mershon Center for International Security Studies – The Ohio State University.] Academic writing and…
  • Jan 23

    GOP Wants the US to Leave the United Nation

    GOP Wants the US to Leave the United Nation
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Finally, a Republican bill we can all get behind! The American Sovereignty Restoration Act of 2017: A bill was introduced to the House of Representatives in early January that, among other things,…
  • Jan 19

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium

    International Law in the Asian Century: Conclusion to Opinio Juris and EJIL:Talk! Mini-Symposium
    by Simon Chesterman by Simon Chesterman [Simon Chesterman is Dean of the National University of Singapore Faculty of Law. He is also Editor of the Asian Journal of International Law and Secretary-General of the Asian Society of International…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Börnsen: Nationales Recht in Investitionsschiedsverfahren

    Börnsen: Nationales Recht in Investitionsschiedsverfahren
    Nils Börnsen has published Nationales Recht in Investitionsschiedsverfahren (Mohr Siebeck 2016). Here's the abstract: Das Verhältnis von Völkerrecht und nationalem Recht wird meist im Hinblick auf die Rezeption von…
  • Jan 23

    Bhandari: Global Constitutionalism and the Path of International Law

    Bhandari: Global Constitutionalism and the Path of International Law
    Surendra Bhandari (Ritsumeikan Univ. - Law) has published Global Constitutionalism and the Path of International Law: Transformation of Law and State in the Globalized World (Brill | Nijhoff 2016). Here's the abstract: In Global…
  • Jan 23

    Symposium: Reconsidering the Tax Treaty

    Symposium: Reconsidering the Tax Treaty
    The latest issue of the Brooklyn Journal of International Law (Vol. 41, no. 3, 2016) contains a symposium on "Reconsidering the Tax Treaty." Contents include: Symposium: Reconsidering the Tax Treaty Steven A. Dean & Rebecca M. Kysar,…
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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/
  • Jan 23

    A New Resource for Teaching Transactional Business Law

    A New Resource for Teaching Transactional Business Law
    Just a quick post today to alert you to a new teaching text that you may want to consider if you teach business planning or another similar offering focusing on transactional business law. My UT Law colleagues George Kuney, Brian...
  • Jan 22

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 22, 2017)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 22, 2017)
    "10 biggest corporations together have revenue greater than the 180 poorest countries combined" https://t.co/4Pwd5RWWl2 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) January 16, 2017 "Trump has discovered he can move the…
  • Jan 21

    Saturday Movie Blogging - The Founder

    Saturday Movie Blogging - The Founder
    I’ve been waiting for The Founder to open for months. Starring Michael Keaton as Ray Kroc, it tells the story of the founding of McDonald’s restaurants. As business junkies and professors know, McDonald’s was an innovation: it created…
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Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jan 23

    Is Sex Necessary? (Legally Speaking)

    Is Sex Necessary? (Legally Speaking)
    SMU Dedman School of Law professor Joanna L. Grossman and Stanford Law professor Lawrence M. Friedman consider whether a sexual tie should continue to be a component of the institution of marriage. Grossman and Friedman describe the history…
  • Jan 23

    The Religious Liberty Shell Game Needs to End Now Before the Civil Rights of Women and LGBTQ Recede into History

    The Religious Liberty Shell Game Needs to End Now Before the Civil Rights of Women and LGBTQ Recede into History
    Marci A. Hamilton, a Fox Distinguished Scholar in the Fox Leadership Program at the University of Pennsylvania, reminds of the distinction between constitutional rights and statutory rights. Hamilton argues that the so-called right to…
  • Jan 22

    Who Cares?

    Who Cares?
    Cornell Law professor Joseph Margulies argues that rather than see certain individuals as monsters undeserving of empathy, we should see the humanity in every person. To illustrate his point of humanity, Margulies describes in detail the life…
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Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
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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/
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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
  • Jan 23

    FAN 139 (First Amendment News) Gov. Cuomo turns to Floyd Abrams for First Amendment Help

    FAN 139 (First Amendment News) Gov. Cuomo turns to Floyd Abrams for First Amendment Help
    Gov. Cuomo has hired prominent First Amendment lawyer Floyd Abrams to defend him against a federal lawsuit challenging a new law that requires politically active non-profit organizations to publicly disclose their donors. — N.Y. Daily…
  • Jan 23

    The Duty Imposed by Section Two on the Commerce Department

    The Duty Imposed by Section Two on the Commerce Department
    In two posts, I observed that the current statutes regulating the reapportionment of the House of Representatives say nothing about how Section Two of the Fourteenth Amendment–which is still in force–should be taken into account…
  • Jan 23

    The Legality of a Border Tax Under the WTO

    The Legality of a Border Tax Under the WTO
    I have a question for those of you who write about or practice international trade law.  (As an aside, congratulations!  Your area is about to become very exciting.) Suppose that Congress follows through on the President’s…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 23

    Who Will Care for Caregivers?

    Who Will Care for Caregivers?
    There are approximately 40 million Americans who help a parent, grandparent, relative, or neighbor with basic needs. Oftentimes, these caregivers are working, parenting, or both—about one-third have a full-time job and 25% work part time.…
  • Jan 23

    It Costs More to Care for Aging Parents than to Raise Your Children

    It Costs More to Care for Aging Parents than to Raise Your Children
    Today, it costs families more to care for their aging parents than to raise their child for the first seventeen years. The average, out-of-pocket costs for raising a child from birth to age seventeen is about $234,000 compared to the...
  • Jan 23

    Article on "Reality of Sale" Framework for IDGT Sales for Estate Tax Purpose

    Article on "Reality of Sale" Framework for IDGT Sales for Estate Tax Purpose
    Elizabeth Carrott Minnigh, Jerome M. Hesch & Richard A. Oshins recently published an Article entitled, Reality of Sale: The Supreme Court Does Not Believe in the 10% Seeding Gift, So Why Would You?, 42 Tax Mgmt. Est. Gifts & Tr....
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    On Madonna's First Amendment Right

    On Madonna's First Amendment Right
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law Former Congressperson and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has reportedly stated that the famous celebrity Madonna "ought to be arrested" for her speech…
  • Jan 23

    CREW Files Complaint Alleging Trump Violates the Emoluments Clause

    CREW Files Complaint Alleging Trump Violates the Emoluments Clause
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Here's CREW's complaint against President Trump for violations of the Emoluments Clause. (We wrote on this yesterday, too.) CREW filed this morning in the Southern District of New York. In short,…
  • Jan 22

    Lawsuit To Challenge Trump on Emolument

    Lawsuit To Challenge Trump on Emolument
    The New York Times reported today that a group of law profs, Supreme Court litigators, and former White House ethics lawyers will file a suit tomorrow alleging that President Trump is violating the Emoluments Clause. Here's the gist: The…
Rank this Week: 90

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/
  • Jan 23

    January 21: The View from Copenhagen

    January 21: The View from Copenhagen
    by Nancy Dowd, guest contributor, Professor, University of Florida College of Law, Visiting Distinguished Professor at the Raoul Wallenberg Institute, Lund, Sweden. I was in Copenhagen for the day, invited by the director of the Raoul…
  • Jan 22

    Pussy Hats and Protest

    Pussy Hats and Protest
    At first I thought that pussy hats were only the project of well-off white women and one more symbol of liberal futility. But as March preparations moved ahead, I appreciated the brilliance of the project. Women of all colors and...
  • Jan 19

    We Must March

    We Must March
    The Women's Rights Marches scheduled in every state in the country on January 21, are not just domestic phenomena, nor are they narrowly limited to women's rights. Rather, the organizers remind us, women's rights are human rights -- they…
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Law and Magic Blog

Law and Magic Blog

Discusses the intersection of law and magic, religion, pseudoscience, paranormal, and science.

http://lpcprof.typepad.com/law_and_magic_blog/
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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/
  • Jan 23

    USTR Website Removes Information on the TPP

    USTR Website Removes Information on the TPP
    As predicted in our earlier post, the website for the U.S. Trade Representative has quickly removed the information on the benefits that the Trans Pacific Partnership would have had for the United States and replaced it with a statement…
  • Jan 23

    President Trump Withdraws U.S. Signature from the TPP

    President Trump Withdraws U.S. Signature from the TPP
    U.S. President Donald Trump has signed an Executive Order this morning withdrawing the signature of the United States to the Trans Pacific Partnership ("TPP").
  • Jan 21

    Women's Marches Protesting Trump Catch On Around the World

    Women's Marches Protesting Trump Catch On Around the World
    One day following the inauguration of Donald Trump as U.S. President, massive demonstrations and marches were held in Washington, D.C. and it cities all across the United States. Reports indicate that turnout for these events dwarfed the…
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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/
  • Jan 23

    Yagman v. Garcetti (9th Cir. - Jan. 20, 2017)

    Yagman v. Garcetti (9th Cir. - Jan. 20, 2017)
    This is a fine example of why many people hate lawyers.  Because here, an attorney gets a parking ticket and literally makes a federal case out of it.It's not actually an absurd claim.  Notorious (former) L.A. attorney Stephen…
  • Jan 23

    Assoc of Calif. Ins. Cos. v. Jones (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Jan. 23, 2017)

    Assoc of Calif. Ins. Cos. v. Jones (Cal. Supreme Ct. - Jan. 23, 2017)
    What's a lengthy footnote?  Half a page?  An entire page?Check out footnote 7 of today's opinion from the California Supreme Court.  Three full pages.That's a long footnote.(Go ahead and say that last sentence with the same…
  • Jan 19

    Safari Club Int'l v. Rudolph (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2017)

    Safari Club Int'l v. Rudolph (9th Cir. - Jan. 18, 2017)
    I'm generally okay with those "create a theme based on the case" type of opinions.  Not a fan of them, to be sure, but if they're done well, I'm okay with it.  I know others disagree, and think that it makes light of the litigants.…
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