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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: 503

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: 391

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

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

    Hearing on Uganda's Anti-Gay Law

    Hearing on Uganda's Anti-Gay Law
    We have been informed that the applications for a temporary injunction and interim order against Uganda's Anti Homosexuality Act will be heard July 30, 2014 by the Constitutional Court of Uganda. The Constitutional Court of Uganda is actually…
  • Jul 25

    Gay Man in Saudi Arabia Sentenced to Three Years and 450 Lashes for Meeting Men on Twitter

    Gay Man in Saudi Arabia Sentenced to Three Years and 450 Lashes for Meeting Men on Twitter
    The Independent reports that a 24-year-old man in Saudi Arabia has been sentenced to three years and 450 lashes for meeting men on Twitter. The newspaper said that the man was arrested following an entrapment ploy of the Saudi Commission...
  • Jul 25

    ECHR Rules Poland Complicit in CIA Extraordinary Rendition Program

    ECHR Rules Poland Complicit in CIA Extraordinary Rendition Program
    Yesterday, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) held that Poland violated the European Convention on Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms by cooperating with the United States in operating secret detention facilities where persons…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Jul 25

    Tillipman on Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor

    Tillipman on Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor
    Jessica Tillipman (The George Washington University Law School) has posted Gifts, Hospitality & the Government Contractor on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The government procurement process demands the highest commitment to ethical and…
  • Jul 25

    "President Barack Obama to issue executive order on drone privacy"

    "President Barack Obama to issue executive order on drone privacy"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts this piece from Politico.
  • Jul 25

    Bowden et al. on Cross-Examining Vulnerable Witnesse

    Bowden et al. on Cross-Examining Vulnerable Witnesse
    Phoebe Bowden , Terese Henning and David Plater (University of South Australia - School of Law , University of South Australia - School of Law and University of South Australia - School of Law) have posted Balancing Fairness to Victims,...
Rank this Week: 52

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Cable TV appearance this Sunday

    Cable TV appearance this Sunday
    This Sunday (July 27), I'll be interviewed live, at 4 pm EST or so, on an international TV channel called Arise TV that is viewable domestically on-line (www.arise.tv), on Time Warner Cable, and on Verizon Fios (481).  The subject will…
  • Jul 21

    New article draft posted on SSRN

    New article draft posted on SSRN
    I have just posted a recently completed article draft on SSRN, entitled "Multiple Myopias, Multiple Selves, and the Under-Saving Problem."  It's available here.It will be appearing in 2015 in volume 47 of the Connecticut Law Review, as…
  • Jul 8

    Jotwell post on Piketty book

    Jotwell post on Piketty book
    I have published a very brief essay on Jotwell concerning Thomas Piketty's Capital in the Twenty-First Century.  You  can find it here.As you can perhaps see from reading it, it's less of an actual response to or full…
Rank this Week: 616

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Jul 25

    Mark Steyn On Israel/Gaza And Obama’s Unwillingness To Be Relevant

    Mark Steyn On Israel/Gaza And Obama’s Unwillingness To Be Relevant
    JW: Like he does almost every Thursday, joining us on the phone right now is the Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn. Mark, thanks for joining us. MS: Hey, Jamie, great to be with you. JW: So Mark, I want to start with what’s going on in…
  • Jul 23

    David Perdue for U.S. Senate In Georgia

    David Perdue for U.S. Senate In Georgia
    Breaking my vacation routine to comment on the Georgia Senate race. I supported Jack Kingston from the start of this race. I’ve known him a long time and he’s a good man. But he came up short yesterday, and that means I am all for…
  • Jul 22

    Dr. Larry Arnn and Dr. Stephen Smith On Thomas More’s Utopia

    Dr. Larry Arnn and Dr. Stephen Smith On Thomas More’s Utopia
    HH: The Hillsdale Dialogue is about that which endures, not that which is no matter how terrible transitory. And I’m joined today by Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, and his wonderful colleague, Dr. Stephen Smith, who is…
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Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

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

    The Problematic Jurisprudence of Halbig v. Burwell

    The Problematic Jurisprudence of Halbig v. Burwell
    Like the recent Supreme Court decision in Hobby Lobby, the D.C. Circuit’s ruling earlier this week in Halbig v. Burwell is being hailed by conservatives and bemoaned by liberals as a death knell for Obamacare. Unlike the decision in…
  • Jul 24

    The $4 billion Medical Data Breach Case That Lost It’s Way

    The $4 billion Medical Data Breach Case That Lost It’s Way
    Cross-posted from Bill of Health Sutter Health v. Superior Court, 2014 WL 3589699 (Cal. App. 2014), is a medical data breach class action case that raises questions beyond the specifics of the Californian Confidentiality of Medical…
  • Jul 24

    More on Halbig

    More on Halbig
    Over at Balkinization, Abbe Gluck, Neil Siegel, and Joey Fishkin have excellent posts on what's wrong with the Halbig majority. Abbe's is especially important given that the majority wrongly agreed with the complainants that the exchange is…
Rank this Week: 242

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on Intergenerational Justice for Children

    Article on Intergenerational Justice for Children
    Elizabeth Bartholet (Harvard Law School) recently published an article entitled, Intergenerational Justice for Children: Restructuring Adoption, Reproduction and Child Welfare Policy, Law & Ethics of Human Rights, Vol. 8 Issue 1, 103-130…
  • Jul 25

    Estate Tax Elimination Propels Its Way Through House

    Estate Tax Elimination Propels Its Way Through House
    Backers of a bill that would eradicate the estate tax are pushing for a vote in September since they have achieved enough supporters to exceed a House majority. The measure aims to end inheritance and generation-skipping transfer taxes as…
  • Jul 25

    Samsung Heirs Faced with a $6 Billion Inheritance Tax

    Samsung Heirs Faced with a $6 Billion Inheritance Tax
    As I have previously discussed, heirs of Samsung Electronics Group’s founder face a $6 billion inheritance tax bill. Samsung Group chairman Lee Kun Hee, 72, is a legendary figure who turned Samsung Electronics into a powerful conglomerate.…
Rank this Week: 21

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Legislation Law Prof Blog

Edited by Sara K. Rankin, Joel Rogers, Kevin Barry and Emily Benfer.

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

    NEWS: Another Botched Execution

    NEWS: Another Botched Execution
    On the heels of Judge Kozinski’s opinion less than two weeks ago declaring the death penalty unconstitutional, another botched execution—this time, in Arizona. “The execution of a convicted murderer in Arizona lasted for…
  • Jul 18

    Federal District Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional

    Federal District Court Rules Death Penalty Unconstitutional
    This week, a Federal District Court Judge found California's death penalty unconstitutional. In the opinion, Judge Cormac Carney stated: "Inordinate and unpredictable delay has resulted in a death penalty system in which very few of the…
  • Jul 17

    ALICE and PSN are Merging

    ALICE and PSN are Merging
    Yesterday afternoon, the American Legislative Issue and Campaign Exchange (ALICE) and the Progressive States Network (PSN) announced that they are merging their organizations and efforts. ALICE Executive Director Nick Rathod and PSN Board…
Rank this Week: 4700

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: 31

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

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

    Lino on Written Constitutuions & the Politics of Recognition of Marginalized Group

    Lino on Written Constitutuions & the Politics of Recognition of Marginalized Group
    Dylan Lino (Melbourne Law School) has posted Written Constitutions and the Politics of Recognition: Symbolism and Substance on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Written constitutions are a major site of contestation in the political struggles by…
  • Jul 25

    Freyfogle on Wilderness & Culture

    Freyfogle on Wilderness & Culture
    Eric T. Freyfogle (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Wilderness and Culture (Environmental Law, Fall 2014, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The term wilderness is one the more mischievous, elusive, and…
  • Jul 25

    Rostain & Regan on the IRS Under Siege

    Rostain & Regan on the IRS Under Siege
    Tanina Rostain and Milton C. Regan, Jr. (Georgetown University Law Center and Georgetown University Law Center) have posted The IRS Under Siege (Confidence Games: Lawyers, Accountants, and the Tax Shelter Industry, Cambridge, Mass.: MIT…
Rank this Week: 5

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

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

    "Using an Alumni Survey to Assess Whether Skills Teaching Aligns with Alumni Practice"

    "Using an Alumni Survey to Assess Whether Skills Teaching Aligns with Alumni Practice"
    This is a new article by Professor Sheila Miller (Dayton) and available at 32 Miss. C.L. Rev. 419 (2014) and here on SSRN. From the abstract: This article addresses the implications of the results of a survey of alumni in...
  • Jul 25

    Our Students: 12 Years Later

    Our Students: 12 Years Later
    The American Bar Foundation is conducting a survey of young lawyers over their first 12 post-law school year. Here are some preliminary findings: The most powerful partners in law firms control most of the allocation of work assignments and…
  • Jul 25

    Dan Markel Police Report (Redacted)

    Dan Markel Police Report (Redacted)
    You can find the police report here. Dan was in his garage at the time of the incident, and keys were in the ignition of his car. (Scott Fruehwald)
Rank this Week: 4482

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

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

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

    Call for Papers – Elder Dispute Resolution

    Call for Papers – Elder Dispute Resolution
    Lisa Blomgren Amsler (Indiana) sends alog this call for papers from Conflict Resolution Quarterly. ———————- Conflict Resolution Quarterly publishes scholarship on relationships between theory,…
  • Jul 17

    FINRA Appoints New Arbitration Task Force

    FINRA Appoints New Arbitration Task Force
    FINRA announced today the formation of a new Arbitration Task Force “to consider possible enhancements to its arbitration forum to improve the transparency, impartiality and efficiency of FINRA’s securities arbitration forum for…
  • Jul 11

    Reality TV Discovers Mediation

    Reality TV Discovers Mediation
    Remember when we used to lament the fact that there were no mediation tv shows?  Well we had Fairly Legal which was farcically formulaic and often a bit silly.  Now we have Untying the Knot, a new reality series on … Continue…
Rank this Week: 357

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    Word watch: pallid.

    Word watch: pallid.
    All of the following occurrences appeared within the last few days:"The stakes are too high, the disappointment in some quarters — and some Supreme Court chambers — over the pallid outcome of the Supreme Court’s Fisher case…
  • Jul 25

    As close as we get to Philippe Petit in Madison, Wisconsin.

    As close as we get to Philippe Petit in Madison, Wisconsin.
    Now, nobody else do that. You won't look as good, and your movie won't be as good, so there's really no point. Officially, I disapprove, but I disapprove more of the local media giving this thing air, especially if it means that in the end we…
  • Jul 25

    Everybody's talking about Jonathan Gruber today, so let's see what The New York Times has.

    Everybody's talking about Jonathan Gruber today, so let's see what The New York Times has.
    "Mr. Gruber, 46, hates traveling without his wife and three children, so he is tracking the case from his home in Lexington, Mass. There he crunches numbers and advises other states on health care, in between headbanging at Van Halen concerts…
Rank this Week: 20

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
Rank this Week: 44

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

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/
Rank this Week: 17

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    is a fish a "record, document, or tangible object"?

    is a fish a "record, document, or tangible object"?
    The Sarbanes-Oxley Act created a new obstruction of justice law that imposes stiff criminal penalties on anyone who “knowingly alters, destroys, mutilates, conceals, covers up, falsifies, or makes a... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 24

    Should Berkshire Hathaway go private when St Warren passes?

    Should Berkshire Hathaway go private when St Warren passes?
    Larry Cunningham discusses. BTW, have you ordered his book yet? If not, why not? After all, I have. [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my website for full links, other content, and more! ]]
  • Jul 24

    Addressing Marcia Narine's Dodd-Frank Question

    Addressing Marcia Narine's Dodd-Frank Question
    Marcia Narine is a rising star in corporate law academia and the blawgosphere who I've been following with interest for some time. In her latest post at Business Law Professor Blog she poses the... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 111

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

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

    “Omar Khadr’s Lawyers in U.S. Threatened Over Release of Court Documents”

    “Omar Khadr’s Lawyers in U.S. Threatened Over Release of Court Documents”
    That is the headline to an article in the Winnipeg Free Press, which I came across today. The piece concerns recent proceedings in Omar Khadr’s (stayed) appeal before the Court of Military Commission Review.  It…
  • Jul 25

    On NSA’s Subversion of NIST’s Algorithm

    On NSA’s Subversion of NIST’s Algorithm
    Of all the revelations from the Snowden leaks, I find the NSA’s subversion of the National Institute of Standards’s (NIST) random number generator to be particularly disturbing. Our security is only as good as the tools…
  • Jul 25

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The violence between Israel and Hamas continues to dominate headlines today. According to the Associated Press, at the center of the current conflict is Gaza’s network of underground tunnels, which provide access to both Israel and…
Rank this Week: 68

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • Jul 25

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell

    RIP: Professor Emeritus (Queens U. Law) and Labour Law Giant Bernie Adell
    Very sad news today that a labour law giant has passed away.  Professor Bernie Adell, former Dean of Queens Law School, passed away this week while visiting his daughter in Japan. RIP Bernie Adell: A Labour Law Giant   So many great…
  • Jul 23

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!

    Congratulations to My Amazing Spouse as She Enters U. Ottawa Law’s Honour Society!
    Okay this isn’t about the law of work actually, but it is about the spouse of a Law of Work blogger.  My spouse (May Cheng), actually.  We first met at the British Columbia Call to Bar ceremony for out of province lawyers back…
  • Jul 21

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver

    City of Guelph Locks Out It’s Bus Driver
    People in Guelph are walking, biking, scootering, or driving to work this morning.  There’s no buses on the road thanks to a decision of the City to lock out its transit workers. The lockout follows a second rejected proposed…
Rank this Week: 393

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Immigration Judges on Assuring Fairness for Juveniles in Immigration Court

    Immigration Judges on Assuring Fairness for Juveniles in Immigration Court
    LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Immigration Law reports that the National Association of Immigration Judges (NAIJ) sent letters to the House and the Senate with specific recommendations on addressing the current Immigration Court crisis. KJ Related…
  • Jul 25

    New Report Details the Rising Political Power of the Children of Immigrant

    New Report Details the Rising Political Power of the Children of Immigrant
    President Obama’s recent announcement requesting recommendations for administrative action, as well as the influx of child refugees coming across the southern border has reignited a debate over immigration policy, as both sides grapple with…
  • Jul 25

    California attorney general asks lawyers to help immigrant children

    California attorney general asks lawyers to help immigrant children
    Reuters reports that California Attorney General Kamala Harris has asked several major law firms to provide pro bono services to unaccompanied immigrant children coming to the United States. "We've convened a group of law firms to make…
Rank this Week: 15

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

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

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

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)

    Daubert v. Lindsay USD (9th Cir. - July 25, 2014)
    I was wondering when I read the caption of this opinion where the Lindsay Unified School District was located.  I had never before heard of it.  But Judge Milan Smith anticipates my curiosity and tells me in the first couple of…
  • Jul 25

    In Re J.G. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2014)

    In Re J.G. (Cal. Ct. App. - July 25, 2014)
    I guess I can buy the officer's testimony that he decided to drive his car over to talk to 15-year old J.G. -- who was walking across a parking lot towards his brother, D.G. -- for absolutely no reason, merely because he "stops and talks to…
  • Jul 24

    People v. Boyce (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 24, 2014)

    People v. Boyce (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 24, 2014)
    I don't think I need to tell you what sentence the jury returned for this offense:"Shayne York and his fiancée, Jennifer Parish, were both Los Angeles County deputy sheriffs. On August 14, 1997, they were planning a trip to Las Vegas…
Rank this Week: 166

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jul 25

    US Supreme Court Review: Bond v. United State

    US Supreme Court Review: Bond v. United State
    (This is another post in our series, Looking Back at the U.S. Supreme Court’s 2013 Term.) Continuing with this blog’s coverage of the recently concluded Supreme Court term, I’ll offer a few thoughts on the decision in Bond…
  • Jul 24

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release

    Two-Thirds of Wisconsinites Support More Flexibility for Prisoner Release
    In 1998, Wisconsin adopted what may have been the nation’s most rigid truth-in-sentencing law, eliminating parole across the board and declining to put into place any alternative system of back-end release flexibility, such as credits…
  • Jul 23

    The Rest of the Story

    The Rest of the Story
    The story will be the horse race. It always is. Governor Walker and likely Democratic challenger Mary Burke are in a dead heat.  But there are a couple of interesting subplots in the latest numbers from the Marquette Law School Poll.…
Rank this Week: 909

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

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

    Top Ten (Last Minute, Wacky, and Alarming) Bar Prep Question

    Top Ten (Last Minute, Wacky, and Alarming) Bar Prep Question
    I have compiled this list for those of you studying for the bar exam and for those of us helping applicants prepare for the bar exam because at this point in bar review, we all need a good laugh! FYI:...
  • Jul 23

    Bar Exam Home Stretch: Stay Motivated

    Bar Exam Home Stretch: Stay Motivated
    With less than a week until the bar exam, you are tired and just ready for this thing to end. However, you need to stay focused and keep going. You need some motivation, the psychological drive that compels you toward...
  • Jul 22

    Time Management: Telecommuting

    Time Management: Telecommuting
    I have reached a point where I find myself so short of time to do the tasks I really need to do every day that I am launching an experiment. I will telecommute one morning each week. Is it a...
Rank this Week: 653

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Pope Francis To Visit U.S. In September 2015

    Pope Francis To Visit U.S. In September 2015
    Catholic News Service today reports that Pope Francis has accepted an invitation to visit the United States to attend the 2015 World Meeting of Families.  The announcement was made by Philadelphia Archbishop Charles J. Chaput.  The…
  • Jul 25

    In Britain, Theology Student's Unemployment Benefits Ended For Attending Communion Instead of Interview

    In Britain, Theology Student's Unemployment Benefits Ended For Attending Communion Instead of Interview
    Church Times today reports on a decision in Britain, upheld on appeal, to cut off the unemployment benefits of a theology student because he skipped a required interview to attend a Church service.  Graham Hodson was granted benefits…
  • Jul 25

    Court Reaffirms Catholic Hospital's Plan Not Exempt From ERISA As" Church Plan"

    Court Reaffirms Catholic Hospital's Plan Not Exempt From ERISA As" Church Plan"
    In Rollins v. Dignity Health,(ND CA, July 22, 2014), a California federal district court reaffirmed its earlier holding that Dignity Health's retirement plan is not a "church plan" exempt from ERISA because the plan was not established by a…
Rank this Week: 23

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

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

    Reforming Law Reviews II: A Proposal

    Reforming Law Reviews II: A Proposal
    Following up on my previous post on law reviews, and inspired by some posts at the Business Law Prof Blog here and here, I thought I’d share a modest proposal for how we might move toward what I would consider...
  • Jul 25

    Reforming Law Reviews I: On Blind Review

    Reforming Law Reviews I: On Blind Review
    I see that there are some good posts on reforming law reviews up at the Business Law Prof Blog here and here. Myself, I don’t think blind submission would have much effect on changing outcomes. But I do think that...
  • Jul 23

    The statutory text of Obamacare and the Halbig and King case

    The statutory text of Obamacare and the Halbig and King case
    Having had a busy day yesterday, I’m a little late to the party of discussing yesterday’s very important health care decisions: Halbig and King. Much of the media and blog discussion has framed the legal debate as being between (a)...
Rank this Week: 2461

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

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

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green

    University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review Goes Green
    The University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review announces its transition to online publication here. I would expect more law reviews will make this move as law schools look for cost savings. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Jul 24

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule

    House Bill Would Require 2 Weeks Notice of Change in Work Schedule
    There is a Bill pending in Congress which would require that employers give part time workers 2 weeks notice of change to their schedules. Further details can be found here. Mitchell Rubinstein
  • Jul 8

    Restoring Trust at Yeshiva

    Restoring Trust at Yeshiva
    Lawrence Cunningham (George Washington) wrote a thoughtful post yesterday at Concurring Opinions about ongoing financial problems at Manhattan's Yeshiva University, home institution to Cardoza Law School. When the Madoff scandal hit the…
Rank this Week: 56

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

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

    Ending Supreme Court Life Tenure

    Ending Supreme Court Life Tenure
    There are many critics of the Constitution’s guarantee of life tenure for federal judges and especially for the Justices.  They point out that most nations with an independent judiciary give their judges long but defined terms.…
  • Jul 25

    New & Forthcoming Books on Supreme Court

    New & Forthcoming Books on Supreme Court
    Over at SCOTUSblog I have a post re new and forthcoming books on the Supreme Court. One of those books is a work by Dean Erwin Chemerinsky, The Case Against the Supreme Court (Viking, September 25, 2014).  Here is a description of the…
  • Jul 25

    American Founding Son

    American Founding Son
    Amazon has temporarily run out of copies.  (No wonder they lost money last quarter.)  I’m sure, though, that those of you still interested in buying one can find them for sale elsewhere.
Rank this Week: 36

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Jul 25

    Winston-Salem Chronicle Calls for Justice in Howard Case

    Winston-Salem Chronicle Calls for Justice in Howard Case
    An editorial in Thursday's Winston-Salem Chronicle called for justice in the case of Darryl Howard who has wrongly served 20 years in prison for a double murder and arson of which he is innocent. In May, Howard's convictions were overturned…
  • Jul 25

    Prade Continues Fight to Clear His Name

    Prade Continues Fight to Clear His Name
    A year and a half after Ohio Innocence Project client Douglas Prade was cleared of a 1997 murder based on new DNA results that excluded him as the source of critical crime scene evidence, he is stilling fighting to clear his name. Prade was…
  • Jul 25

    Texas Man Never Claimed Innocence, but is Poised for Exoneration

    Texas Man Never Claimed Innocence, but is Poised for Exoneration
    Thanks to the Dallas County District Attorney's Conviction Integrity Unit, a Dallas man is poised to become exonerated by DNA evidence without having ever asked for post-conviction testing. The unit, which is spearheaded by District Attorney…
Rank this Week: 660

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

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

    You Say Poignant, I Say Depressing

    You Say Poignant, I Say Depressing
    As Anna points out, there are indeed moments of poignancy in the pari passu litigation, largely having to do with the fact that, days from a major sovereign default induced in no small part by their rulings, the US courts...
  • Jul 24

    Pari Passu Poignancy

    Pari Passu Poignancy
    It is too easy to miss poignant moments in the news avalanche of Argentina debt litigation. Here is one from Judge Griesa's monologue at the July 22 hearing: I can't remember whether it was 2010 or 2011, but thereabouts, the...
  • Jul 24

    Once More, With ... Something

    Once More, With ... Something
    So we are again treated to what has become an annual tradition: the analysis of Dodd-Frank on its anniversary. The Republicans trot out a report critical of the Act, and the Democrats defend it. Yawn. Actually, this year the Republican...
Rank this Week: 75

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Welcome to the "Blawgosphere" Eric Ort

    Welcome to the "Blawgosphere" Eric Ort
    We welcome Eric Orts (Wharton) to the "blawgosphere." Professor Orts has begun blogging at Ortsian Thoughts and Theories. I have already added his blog to my favorites, and I am sure I will become a regular reader. His new book,...
  • Jul 25

    Would Blind Review and Other Law Reviews Changes Impact P&T?

    Would Blind Review and Other Law Reviews Changes Impact P&T?
    This post started off as a comment to co-blogger Haskell Murray's post Modifying the Law Review Submission and Review Process, and is perhaps overkill, but at least a few of us, thanks in part to Steve Bradford's post, are finding...
  • Jul 25

    Modifying the Law Review Submission and Review Proce

    Modifying the Law Review Submission and Review Proce
    Given the attention our posts on law reviews received, I thought I would add to my comments on Josh Fershee’s post commenting on Steve Bradford’s post. In short, I think the law review submission and review process could be improved...
Rank this Week: 86

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

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

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

    Duff on Harri

    Duff on Harri
    Michael Duff (Wyoming) recently posted Beneath the Veneer of Harris v. Quinn in the ClassismExposed blog. In the post, Duff puts forth what is a fairly controversial view for a union supporter: that reliance on agency fees is a bad...
  • Jul 24

    In The News – – Class Action Certified in Suit Against Apple

    In The News – – Class Action Certified in Suit Against Apple
    There is an interesting article over on CNN.com that discusses a class action case that was just certified against technology giant Apple which alleges that the company failed to provide its workers sufficient time for meals and rest breaks…
  • Jul 23

    Disability Accommodations: Recent Study

    Disability Accommodations: Recent Study
    As lawyers fight over an employer’s duty to accommodate under the Americans with Disabilities Act, a recent paper on employer accommodation practices finds, among other things, that disability accommodations may benefit co-workers and…
Rank this Week: 18

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Mystica Alexander (Bentley College), California -- Land of "Lawless Taxation" and the "Midnight Special": Outlier or Leader in a Growing Trend?, 12 U.N.H. L. Rev. 219 (2014) Bloomberg, Hatch's Conditions on Inversion Law…
  • Jul 25

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal, High Applications to New Law School Show ‘Pent-up Demand,’ Law Sean Says; Tuition Is $14K ABA Journal, Law School Applications Down 37% Since 2010; First-Year Class Could be Smallest in 40 Years Above the Law, Why One Law…
  • Jul 25

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Roundup
    William Byrnes (Thomas Jefferson), Denis Kleinfeld & Alberto Gil Soriano, Guide to FATCA Compliance (Chapter 1, Background and Current Status of FATCA) (LexisNexis 2d ed. 2014) David Guenther (Oregon) & Brian Williams (Oregon),…
Rank this Week: 2

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jul 25

    Is Judge Kozinski recent opinion proof that "the death penalty is doomed"?

    Is Judge Kozinski recent opinion proof that "the death penalty is doomed"?
    Thw question in the title of this post is drawn from the headline of this New York Times opinion piece by Jesse Wegman entitled "Why the Death Penalty Is Doomed." Here are excerpts: Alex Kozinski, a federal judge on the...
  • Jul 25

    "After troubled execution in Arizona, Ohio to use same drugs, dosage"

    "After troubled execution in Arizona, Ohio to use same drugs, dosage"
    The title of this post is the headline of this new article in my own Columbus Dispatch, which highlights that the Buckeye State's execution plans for later this year could be further complicated by the ugly execution that took place...
  • Jul 24

    Rep. Ryan's new anti-poverty proposal calls for federal sentencing and prison reform

    Rep. Ryan's new anti-poverty proposal calls for federal sentencing and prison reform
    As reported in this official press release, House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan today "released a new discussion draft, 'Expanding Opportunity in America,' [which] proposes a new pilot project to strengthen the safety net and…
Rank this Week: 13

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
  • Jul 25

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Consumer Reviews, Defamation, Content Regulation & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 2 (Consumer Reviews, Defamation, Content Regulation & More)
    Consumer Reviews * In re Margrett A. Skinner (Ga. Sup. Ct. May 19, 2014). Lawyer publicly reprimanded for disclosing client confidential information to rebut the client’s online reviews. See my Forbes post. * Loftus v. Nazari,…
  • Jul 25

    Lawsuit Over Google’s Unified Privacy Policy Pared Down, But Two Claims Survive

    Lawsuit Over Google’s Unified Privacy Policy Pared Down, But Two Claims Survive
    This is a lawsuit against Google for “commingling user data across different Google products.” Under the policy in effect before March 2012, information collected in one particular Google product was not automatically combined…
  • Jul 24

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 1 (IP)
    Trademark * Barton Beebe has posted a new free casebook, Trademark Law: An Open-Source Casebook. Quite possibly the new gold standard of trademark casebooks. Check it out! * Hollywood, Esq.: Chubby Checker Settles Penis Size App Lawsuit.…
Rank this Week: 99

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 25

    Guest Post: Henderson & Cavanagh on Self-Defense During Armed Conflict

    Guest Post: Henderson & Cavanagh on Self-Defense During Armed Conflict
    by Charles Kels by Charles Kels [Charles Kels is a major in the U.S. Air Force Reserve and an attorney for the Department of Homeland Security. He is writing in his personal capacity and his contribution is not meant to represent the views of…
  • Jul 25

    Jurisdictional Overlap: Security Council Sanctions and the ICC

    Jurisdictional Overlap: Security Council Sanctions and the ICC
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon A background paper for a High Level Review of Sanctions currently underway at the UN raises some important and interesting questions about the increasing “jurisdictional overlap” between individuals…
  • Jul 25

    Emerging Voices: The Old Woe of Contemporaneity and Cartographic Evidence in a New Bottle

    Emerging Voices: The Old Woe of Contemporaneity and Cartographic Evidence in a New Bottle
    by Arpita Goswami by Arpita Goswami [Arpita Goswami currently serves as an Assistant Editor to China Oceans Law Review, and is a Graduate Assistant at the South China Sea Institute, Xiamen University, P.R. China. The views expressed here are…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Jul 25

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law

    Colorado district court holds local government's fracking ban is preempted by state oil and gas law
    Yesterday, a Colorado district (trial) court found that the city of Longmont's ban on hydraulic fracturing and the storage and disposal of hydraulic fracturing waste in the city was invalid. The court held that the local government's…
  • Jul 25

    New voices coming to Land Use Prof Blog this fall!

    New voices coming to Land Use Prof Blog this fall!
    The editors of Land Use Prof Blog are delighted to announce that we have lined up a great group of scholars to guest blog for us this fall. Jessie, Matt, Jim and I will continue to blog away, as usual,...
  • Jul 24

    Levity, in solidarity with bar takers everywhere...

    Levity, in solidarity with bar takers everywhere...
    The bar exam is just under a week away in most jurisdictions. I saw one of my former students this morning, who shared this video with me. Worth a chuckle... [Note: the original is from the movie Downfall. See the...
Rank this Week: 157

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto, Professor Luis E. Chiesa and law student Suzanne McMillan.

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Jul 25

    Animal Law: A World Phenomenon!

    Animal Law: A World Phenomenon!
    Joyce Tischler (x-post from ALDF Founder’s Blog) The Second Global Animal Law Conference has just concluded in Barcelona, Spain, and I was honored to represent the Animal Legal Defense Fund (“ALDF”), one of the main sponsors…
  • Jul 24

    Sheep dressing, pig wrestling, chicken scrambling: Bullies are made, not born

    Sheep dressing, pig wrestling, chicken scrambling: Bullies are made, not born
    Kathleen Stachowski    Other Nations For weeks now, our local newspaper has been running a full-page ad for the PIGGEST. RAFFLE. EVER. It exhorts me to kick-off my summer “the right way, by winning the ultimate BBQ…
  • Jul 11

    Live Tweeting Global Animal Law Conference

    Live Tweeting Global Animal Law Conference
    David Cassuto Check it out.  #galcbcn
Rank this Week: 311

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

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

    Universal Free School Meal Plan Available to States Nationwide this Fall

    Universal Free School Meal Plan Available to States Nationwide this Fall
    This fall marks the opening of a nationwide opportunity to provide free breakfasts and lunches to K-12 students under the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) plan. The CEP plan has been phased in select…
  • Jul 25

    Nashville to Reform Its Approach to Discipline, Joining Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City

    Nashville to Reform Its Approach to Discipline, Joining Chicago, Los Angeles, and New York City
    African Americans accounted for 70 percent of suspensions and 76 percent of expulsions in the Nashville public schools, while being less than half of the school population. That means that one out of every five African American students was…
  • Jul 24

    Subotnik on Campus Affirmative Consent Bill: An Anti-Rape Measure Too Far?

    Subotnik on Campus Affirmative Consent Bill: An Anti-Rape Measure Too Far?
    Professor Dan Subotnik (Touro Law) sent us An Anti-Rape Measure Too Far? analyzing a bill in the California legislature, which, if it becomes law, is likely to become as noteworthy as Antioch College’s Sexual Offense Prevention Policy.…
Rank this Week: 4586

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

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

    Updating Legal History on the Web: Last Call (and Plea for Syllabi Links)

    Updating Legal History on the Web: Last Call (and Plea for Syllabi Links)
    [We have the following from Edward J. Balleisen, Associate Professor of History and Public Policy at Duke University, which follows up on an earlier post.]First, I want to thank the many individuals who have graciously sent in corrections and…
  • Jul 25

    Livingston's "Fascists and Jews of Italy"

    Livingston's "Fascists and Jews of Italy"
    Out recently from Cambridge University Press in the ASLH-sponsored book series, Studies in Legal History, is The Fascists and the Jews of Italy: Mussolini's Race Laws, 1938–1943, by Michael A. Livingston, Rutgers-Camden School of…
  • Jul 24

    Mossoff on Historical and Other Justifications for IP

    Mossoff on Historical and Other Justifications for IP
    Adam Mossoff, George Mason University School of Law, has posted the introduction to his Intellectual Property and Property Rights (Edward Elgar, 2013).  Here is the abstract:     This essay is the introductory chapter…
Rank this Week: 60

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/
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
  • Jul 24

    Strategic Planning Made Easy

    Strategic Planning Made Easy
    Weird Al to the rescue: Easy to adapt for any law school. Bonus points if you can identify the band whose music this plays off. Mega-bonus points for anyone spotting the first firm to use this at a meeting without … Continue reading…
  • Jul 24

    Social Cost of Fighting Face Recognition

    Social Cost of Fighting Face Recognition
    It’s large: Because here is the essence of CV dazzle’s strangeness: The very thing that makes you invisible to computers makes you glaringly obvious to other humans. via Anti-Surveillance Camouflage for Your Face – The…
Rank this Week: 43

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA

    Yelp statements about its filters not protected by anti-SLAPP law or CDA
    Demetriades v. Yelp, Inc., 2014 WL 3661491, No. B247151 (Cal. Ct. App. July 24, 2014)Demetriades operates restaurants and sued Yelp under California’s UCL and FAL based on claims about the accuracy and efficacy of its…
  • Jul 25

    Transformative work of the day

    Transformative work of the day
    Pando.com publishes an entire issue of Reason magazine that's not available in Reason's online archives "for reasons that will become obvious"--it's an entire special issue devoted to WWII "revisionism" and Holocaust denial.  Talk to me…
  • Jul 25

    Reading list: social media flagging

    Reading list: social media flagging
    Kate Crawford and Tarleton Gillespie, What is a flag for? Social media reporting tools and the vocabulary of complaint, 4 New Media Society (2014).  One of the points I most liked:[F]lags speak only in a narrow vocabulary of complaint. A…
Rank this Week: 66

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 289