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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

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

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Call for Applications: ASLH Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar

    Call for Applications: ASLH Kathryn T. Preyer Scholar
    We have the following announcement from the ASLH: Kathryn T. Preyer Scholars (American Society for Legal History) Named after the late Kathryn T. Preyer, a distinguished historian of the law of early America known for her generosity to young…
  • May 23

    Cromwell Research Fellowships in American Legal History

    Cromwell Research Fellowships in American Legal History
    [We have the following announcement.]  Call to early-career scholars to apply for a Cromwell research grant; Note that the deadline is July 11, 2016.In 2016, the William Nelson Cromwell Foundation will make available a number of $5,000…
  • May 22

    On Federalism (Tani, States of Dependency, Post 4)

    On Federalism (Tani, States of Dependency, Post 4)
    Ah, grading season is upon us – thus my lapse in blogging about States of Dependency. (My earlier posts are here, here, and here.) But I’m jumping back in now, lest I lose whatever momentum I still have! My last post was on…
Rank this Week: 59

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/
  • May 23

    Slobogin on Policing as Administration

    Slobogin on Policing as Administration
    Christopher Slobogin (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Policing as Administration (University of Pennsylvania Law Review, Vol. 165, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police agencies should be governed by the same…
  • May 23

    "Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance"

    "Illinois Lawmakers Unanimously Pass Ban on Unwarranted Stingray Surveillance"
    FourthAmendment.com links to and excerpts this story. In part: On May 18, the state legislature of Illinois passed a bill all but absolutely banning the warrantless deployment of Stingray cellphone surveillance devices in the Land of Lincoln.…
  • May 23

    "Police Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges"

    "Police Officer in Freddie Gray Case Is Acquitted of All Charges"
    From The New York Times: Peter Moskos, a former Baltimore police officer who teaches at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York, said that Ms. Mosby had “overplayed her hand.” Charges were filed too quickly, he said, adding...
Rank this Week: 51

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • May 23

    Financial Crisis at IACHR Threatens Human Rights Work

    Financial Crisis at IACHR Threatens Human Rights Work
    In a press release today, the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights (IACHR) announced that a severe financial crisis is threatening its ability to carry out its mission. Because of the dire nature of this situation, the press release is…
  • May 21

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference

    More than 100 Participants from 18 Countries Gather in Verona for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference
    More than 100 participants from at least 18 countries are gathering this week at the University of Verona Department of Law for the 11th Global Legal Skills Conference, organized by The John Marshall Law School of Chicago. The conference…
  • May 18

    Support for Democracy in Africa

    Support for Democracy in Africa
    The U.S. House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations will hold a hearing on support for democracy in Africa on May 18, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in Room 2172 of…
Rank this Week: 173

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Article on Estate and Gift Tax Reform

    Article on Estate and Gift Tax Reform
    Bridget J. Crawford recently published an article entitled, Valuation, Values, Norms: Proposals for Estate and Gift Tax Reform, Boston College Law Review, Vol. 57 (Forthcoming). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: In their…
  • May 23

    Article on Importance of Estate Tax

    Article on Importance of Estate Tax
    Michael J. Graetz recently published an article entitled, 'Death Tax' Politics, Boston College Law Review, Vol. 57 (Nov. 2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: In his Keynote Address “Death Tax” Politics at the October 2,…
  • May 23

    Article on Succession by Survivorship Under Hindu Succession Act, 1956

    Article on Succession by Survivorship Under Hindu Succession Act, 1956
    G. V. Mahesh Nath recently published an article entitled, Survivorship and Intestate Succession — Understanding the Difference Between Section 6 and 8 of Hindu Succession Act, 1956, available on SSRN. Provided below is an abstract of the…
Rank this Week: 22

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 23

    Stephen A. Douglas v. James Buchanan

    Stephen A. Douglas v. James Buchanan
    Gerard Magliocca has an interesting post at Balkinization about Stephen A. Douglas's split with southern Democrats in 1860, which helped Abraham Lincoln win the presidency. This provides me with an opportunity to share my favorite Stephen A.…
  • May 23

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation

    AALS CFP: New Voices In Legislation
    This just in: The AALS Section on Legislation and Law of the Political Process is pleased to announce that it will host a "New Voices in Legislation" program during the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA. This…
  • May 22

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Accuracy in Yiddish Edition)

    Matchmaker, Matchmaker (Accuracy in Yiddish Edition)
    In my experience, the New York Times provides far more editorial input on opeds than any other newspaper. The few times I have had pieces appear in the Times, they have gone through multiple iterations, as the very thoughtful editor...
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • May 23

    Morrissey on Income Inequality & More's "Utopia"

    Morrissey on Income Inequality & More's "Utopia"
    Daniel J. Morrissey (Gonzaga University - School of Law) has posted Income Equality in Utopia (McGeorge Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article discusses the relevance of Sir Thomas More’s classic Utopia (on the…
  • May 23

    Chemerinsky on the Rational Basis Test

    Chemerinsky on the Rational Basis Test
    Erwin Chemerinsky (University of California, Irvine School of Law) has posted The Rational Basis Test Is Constitutional (and Desirable) (Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, 2016, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
  • May 23

    Eyer on Intentional Discrimination and the History of Equal Protection

    Eyer on Intentional Discrimination and the History of Equal Protection
    Katie R. Eyer (Rutgers Law School) has posted Ideological Drift and the Forgotten History of Intent (Harvard Civil Rights- Civil Liberties Law Review (CR-CL), Vol. 51, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It would no doubt surprise...
Rank this Week: 10

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 23

    Quick summer advertising update

    Quick summer advertising update
    Like last summer, I'll be doing less blogging June through August, a couple of days per week tops. Prices are cut accordingly: $300 for top spots, $250 for second, $200 for third. Click on the "public stats" icon at the...
  • May 23

    Ten rules of thumb for philosophers writing op-ed

    Ten rules of thumb for philosophers writing op-ed
    This is useful.
  • May 23

    On polygraph test

    On polygraph test
    Reader Alexander Stingl writes: One of the items in Pogge's defense struck me as odd; namely, the use of a "polygraph" as defense. While I am not sure what the current status of polygraphs in the American legal context is,...
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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 23

    Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia on Judge Hanen's Latest

    Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia on Judge Hanen's Latest
    Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia (Penn State) has shared, "Reflections on Judge Hanen's Reprimand" at the ACS Blog, in reference to Texas District Court Judge Andrew Hanen's recent alarming order directing government attorneys to participate…
  • May 23

    The B-1 Visa: Trap for the Tailor, Bricklayer and Tesla Motor

    The B-1 Visa: Trap for the Tailor, Bricklayer and Tesla Motor
    The latest installment on by Cyrus D. Mehta on the Insightful Immigration blog is entitled The B-1 Visa: Trap for the Tailor, Bricklayer and Tesla Motors. KJ
  • May 23

    Immigration backlash at the heart of British push to leave the E.U.

    Immigration backlash at the heart of British push to leave the E.U.
    Griff White of the Washington Post reports on the English vote next month on whether to drop out of the European Union. If Britain does vote to leave the E.U., analysts say, a powerfully emotional backlash against decades of immigration...
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Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Godwin's Law versus the Wodehouse Rule

    Godwin's Law versus the Wodehouse Rule
    The corollary to Godwin's Law holds that whoever first makes a Hitler comparison in a debate loses.But it's probably also a good rule of thumb that whoever first makes an apt Wodehouse reference in a debate automatically wins.In today's NY…
  • May 22

    Lack of empathy

    Lack of empathy
    Here's an enjoyable song by a new group (Car Seat Headrest) that hit an unfortunate speed bump (as described here) right before the May 20 release of their new album.Ric Ocasek, who had two catchy hits in the 1980s and that's pretty…
  • May 19

    OECD-BEPS conference in Amsterdam next week

    OECD-BEPS conference in Amsterdam next week
    I have now written my (15-20 minute) talk, along with skeletal slides, for the upcoming NYU-Amsterdam Center for Tax Law conference, in Amsterdam on June 1, concerning OECD-BEPS et al.  My topic will be "The U.S. Response to OECD-BEPS…
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ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 23

    The Professor is Stumped: Today's Corporate Law Question

    The Professor is Stumped: Today's Corporate Law Question
    When an incumbent board of directors claims that a potential proxy insurgent has failed to comply with an advance notice bylaw, who decides whether the bylaw has been satisfied? The board (subject to... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 21

    Ridge Lytton Springs (Dry Creek Valley) 2010

    Ridge Lytton Springs (Dry Creek Valley) 2010
    Dinner tonight was short ribs in pomegranate juice and a sweet potato gratin from Paleo Perfected . The Lytton Springs was a nice complement. It's still a big, firm wine with a potent tannic and... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 20

    Phil Mickelson and the ITSA settlement club (with a sidebar on gambling)

    Phil Mickelson and the ITSA settlement club (with a sidebar on gambling)
    The NYT reports that: Phil Mickelson has five major golf championships and countless endorsement deals. Thomas C. Davis, a former investment banker, has a Harvard pedigree and a country club... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 23

    Wife Accused Of Baby Murder May Nor Represent Attorney Spouse In Attorney Incapacity Proceeding

    Wife Accused Of Baby Murder May Nor Represent Attorney Spouse In Attorney Incapacity Proceeding
    A non-attorney spouse may not represent her husband in proceedings involving alleged incapacity as an attorney, according to a recent decision of the Law Society for Upper Canada Tribunal Hearing Division. This is a capacity application under…
  • May 23

    Diversion Violation Draws Indefinite Suspension

    Diversion Violation Draws Indefinite Suspension
    An attorney who violated conditions of diversion imposed in light of trust accounting lapses has been indefinitely suspended by the Maryland Court of Appeals. This attorney discipline action involves a lawyer who, while representing her…
  • May 23

    Greenmen

    Greenmen
    The New Jersey Supreme Court has censured a father and son for failure to cooperate with a random audit of law firm trust accounts. The Disciplinary Review Board report tells the story respondents attempt to minimize what is a blatant...
Rank this Week: 63

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/
  • May 23

    California Supreme Court Clarifies Parties Potentially Liable for "Neglect" Under State's Elder Abuse Law

    California Supreme Court Clarifies Parties Potentially Liable for "Neglect" Under State's Elder Abuse Law
    I think it is safe to say that California has one of the most significant -- and for some, controversial -- "elder protection" laws in the U.S. For example, while all states permit state authorities to investigate and intervene…
  • May 22

    The PRACTICAL Supported Decision-making Tool from the ABA

    The PRACTICAL Supported Decision-making Tool from the ABA
    Two ABA commissions and two ABA sections have created the PRACTICAL supported decision-making tool for lawyers which "aims to help lawyers identify and implement decision-making options for persons with disabilities that are less…
  • May 20

    Caregiving's Impact

    Caregiving's Impact
    I had mentioned previously that I was looking at the Genworth annual cost of care survey. As a corollary, Genworth has information about who provides care, referred to as The Expanding Circle of Care. The website mentions the caregivers,…
Rank this Week: 182

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/
  • May 23

    Ask the Grads about Their Law School Experience

    Ask the Grads about Their Law School Experience
    In a feature on my law school’s website, a group of 2016 grads tell us what they will miss about law school and what advice they offer to new students. I think that their responses are typical of students at...
  • May 22

    Teaching Remedial Problem-Solving Skills to a Law School's Underperforming Students by John F. Murphy

    Teaching Remedial Problem-Solving Skills to a Law School's Underperforming Students by John F. Murphy
    Yesterday, Jim had a post on a legal education symposium in the Nevada Law Journal. Today, I will feature one of those articles. Teaching Remedial Problem-Solving Skills to a Law School's Underperforming Students by John F. Murphy. "This…
  • May 22

    Tough Interview Question

    Tough Interview Question
    Here are three questions that employers may pose to your students: What is your greatest weakness? What are you look for in terms of salary? If you were confronted by Situation X or Situation Y, what would you do? Students...
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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • May 23

    What Has the European Convention Ever Done for Us?

    What Has the European Convention Ever Done for Us?
    The UK is in the midst of the "Brexit" debate over continued participation in the European Union. Some British politicians, however, are calling on the UK to withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights, instead of, or in addition...
  • May 22

    Most of the world recognizes it’s wrong to criminalize women for having an abortion, what about Indiana?

    Most of the world recognizes it’s wrong to criminalize women for having an abortion, what about Indiana?
    by Cynthia Soohoo On Monday, the Indiana Court of Appeals will hear oral argument to determine if Purvi Patel was wrongly convicted and sentenced to 20 years in prison for seeking to terminate her own pregnancy. Through a questionable…
  • May 19

    Does the Right to Civil Counsel Include Effective Counsel?

    Does the Right to Civil Counsel Include Effective Counsel?
    The answer is: not yet. SCOTUS is entertaining a cert petition that requests that the court address whether, when civil counsel is appointed, the party is entitled to effective assistance of counsel. While your first response may be "Of…
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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

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret

    The Former Employee, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act and Trade Secret
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S.District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the District of Puerto Rico:  Sun West Mortgage Company, Inc. v. Matos Flores, 2016 WL 1030074(2016).  The judge…
  • May 18

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche

    The Cell Phone, the Fourth Amendment and Border Searche
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California:  U.S. v. Caballero, 2016 WL 1546731 (2016).  The judge begins by explaining that before the Court is Defendant's motion to…
  • May 16

    “Operating a Motor Vehicle upon a Highway while Using Hand-Held Mobile Phone”

    “Operating a Motor Vehicle upon a Highway while Using Hand-Held Mobile Phone”
    This post examines an opinion from the Appellate Court of Connecticut:  State v. Dunbar, 2016 WL 1566996 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]he defendant, Lonnie Dunbar, appeals from his judgment of…
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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/
  • May 23

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The battle for Fallujah has begun. “The moment of real victory has come, and Daesh has no option but to flee,” Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al Abadi said yesterday when he announced that Iraqi forces have begun their…
  • May 23

    Donald Trump and a Tale of Two Washington

    Donald Trump and a Tale of Two Washington
    CNN reported yesterday that Sen. Lindsey Graham of South Carolina—after many months of principled opposition to Donald Trump—has decided to become a Trump enabler after all: Sen. Lindsey Graham, one of Donald Trump's fiercest…
  • May 23

    Reckless Politicking: Lieberman to be Named Israel's Defense Minister

    Reckless Politicking: Lieberman to be Named Israel's Defense Minister
    Editor's Note: This article originally appeared on Markaz.  On May 17, Egyptian President Abdel-Fatah el-Sissi did something Egyptian presidents have done many times before: he urged Israel and the Palestinians to renew…
Rank this Week: 68

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 23

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment

    Facebook, Congress and the First Amendment
    The Facebook Trending Topics controversy has been analyzed from many angles, but there's been virtually no attention paid to the single most troubling aspect of the story: a Senate inquiry into Facebook's editorial decision-making process. My…
  • May 20

    Taplin's False Choice Between Music and Technology

    Taplin's False Choice Between Music and Technology
    Jonathan Taplin’s op-ed (Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t) in the May 20 edition of The New York Times perpetuates a powerful dichotomy that has come to dominate debates surrounding copyright reform, specifically with…
  • May 20

    Taplin's False Choice Between Loving Music and Loving Technology

    Taplin's False Choice Between Loving Music and Loving Technology
    Jonathan Taplin’s op-ed (Do You Love Music? Silicon Valley Doesn’t) in the May 20 edition of The New York Times perpetuates a powerful dichotomy that has come to dominate debates surrounding copyright reform, specifically with…
Rank this Week: 369

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 23

    Fast-Talking Dean Speeds Up Graduation Ceremony By Hitting 15 NPM (Names Per Minute)

    Fast-Talking Dean Speeds Up Graduation Ceremony By Hitting 15 NPM (Names Per Minute)
    Inside Higher Ed, When You Need a Fast-Talking Dean: These days, many colleges and universities graduate so many people at a single commencement that the tradition of reading graduates' names is long gone. For smaller colleges, the tradition…
  • May 23

    Hayashi Reviews Marian's The State Administration Of International Tax Avoidance

    Hayashi Reviews Marian's The State Administration Of International Tax Avoidance
    Andrew Hayashi (Virginia), Putting a Face to International Tax Avoidance, JOTWELL (May 20, 2016) (reviewing Omri Marian (UC-Irvine), The State Administration of International Tax Avoidance, 7 Harv. Bus. L. Rev. ___ 2016)): The world of…
  • May 23

    Pomona College Adds Diversity As A Tenure Requirement

    Pomona College Adds Diversity As A Tenure Requirement
    Inside Higher Ed, Diversity as a Tenure Requirement: Pomona College's faculty has voted to change the criteria for tenure to specifically require candidates to be "attentive to diversity in the student body." While many colleges and…
Rank this Week: 5

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 23

    Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenge

    Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenge
    Eric Helland and Seth A. Seabury ask Are Settlements in Patent Litigation Collusive? Evidence from Paragraph IV Challenges. ABSTRACT: The use of “pay-for-delay” settlements in patent litigation – in which a branded manufacturer and…
  • May 23

    Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Market

    Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Market
    Siekmann, Manuel ; Haucap, Justus ; Heimeshoff, Ulrich describe Fuel Prices and Station Heterogeneity on Retail Gasoline Markets. ABSTRACT: Price levels and movements on gasoline and diesel markets are heavily debated among consumers,…
  • May 23

    Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence

    Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence
    Normann, Hans-Theo ; Mollers, Claudia ; Snyder, Christopher M. offer Communication in Vertically Related Markets: Experimental Evidence. ABSTRACT: When an upstream monopolist supplies several competing downstream firms, it may fail to…
Rank this Week: 21

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 23

    Should the IOC Require Host-Nation Anti-Corruption Reforms?

    Should the IOC Require Host-Nation Anti-Corruption Reforms?
    There’s a joke in Olympic law circles: the host-nation organizing committee has 100 lawyers, and 99 of them do IP. The International Olympic Committee cares a lot about protecting its own and its sponsors’ intellectual property; no…
  • May 23

    Nero's Acquittal

    Nero's Acquittal
    Last week I posted about the odd theory of second degree assault being played out in the Baltimore trial of Edward Nero, one of the six officers charged in the rough ride killing of Freddie Gray. Today, not surprisingly, given the lack of…
  • May 23

    Veep, S5E5

    Veep, S5E5
    The show takes place during Thanksgiving weekend, in an episode that has a lot of House-election stuff in the air. Selina begins making phone calls to whip votes for the coming House election. But the show approaches that election in a way…
Rank this Week: 24

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 23

    Gonzales v. Carhart: Bringing Abortion Back into the Family Law Fold by Helen M. Alvare :: SSRN

    Gonzales v. Carhart: Bringing Abortion Back into the Family Law Fold by Helen M. Alvare :: SSRN
    Alone among abortion opinions, the U.S. Supreme Court’s second partial-birth abortion decision, Gonzales v. Carhart, included fetuses within the categories of human life and family relations. It spoke of a “bond” between a…
  • May 23

    BioNews - Scientists pick out nose gene

    BioNews - Scientists pick out nose gene
    Researchers have discovered four genes that play a part in determining the shape of people's noses. via www.bionews.org.uk Great headline. The presumption seems to be we would elect to give people smaller noses, but I regard a magnificent…
  • May 23

    Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Ocean

    Swarms of Octopus Are Taking Over the Ocean
    Something strange is happening to the oceans. As coral reefs wither and fisheries collapse, octopuses are multiplying like mad. As soon as they perceive weakness, they will amass an army and invade the land, too. Okay, that last statement…
Rank this Week: 92

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

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

    Congressional Reps Lack Standing to Challenge Districting Plan

    Congressional Reps Lack Standing to Challenge Districting Plan
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School A unanimous Supreme Court ruled today in Wittman v. Personhubalah that three members of Congress from Virginia lacked standing to appeal a federal court's rejection of the state's districting plan.…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate on Batson Racial Challenge to Jury Selection

    Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Death Row Inmate on Batson Racial Challenge to Jury Selection
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In an opinion by Chief Justice Roberts in Foster v. Chatman, the Court reversed the finding on the Georgia courts that death row inmate Timothy Foster did not...
  • May 18

    Court Puts a Halt on Kobach's Latest Effort to Restrict Voter Registration in Kansa

    Court Puts a Halt on Kobach's Latest Effort to Restrict Voter Registration in Kansa
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School Judge Julie A. Robinson (D. Kansas) granted a preliminary injunction and halted Kansas's requirement that motor-voter applicants provide proof of citizenship when they register to vote (along with…
Rank this Week: 87

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/
  • May 23

    In Re Ivan N. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2016)

    In Re Ivan N. (Cal. Ct. App. - May 20, 2016)
    This is, inter alia, why I don't want to do dependency law.  As well as why I profoundly respect the people who do:"When the minor was 17 years old and had been in his adoptive home for three years, his adoptive parents learned from an…
  • May 19

    Center for Biological Diversity v. Cadiz (Cal. Ct. App. - May 19, 2016)

    Center for Biological Diversity v. Cadiz (Cal. Ct. App. - May 19, 2016)
    From today's opinion:"It is ordered that the opinion filed herein on May 10, 2016, be modified as follows: On page 2, in the third editorial paragraph, beginning 'Best & Krieger,' delete 'Best & Krieger' and replace it with 'Best Best…
  • May 19

    Roe v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2015)

    Roe v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Dec. 18, 2015)
    I teach my first-year law students every year that you're only allowed to conduct a physical or mental examination of a nonparty.  That's true in federal court.  That's true in California state court.  It's true pretty much…
Rank this Week: 160

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/
  • May 23

    The Bathroom War

    The Bathroom War
    So, on the one hand, I find myself befuddled by the North Carolina “bathroom law” and other extreme responses to transgender rights.... On the other hand, the traditionalist reaction does unwittingly reveal a real tension in the…
  • May 17

    Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Case

    Religious Freedom and the Contraceptive Case
    The cases involving religious freedom and the contraception mandate were decided yesterday. Some of the reporting discussed the case as if it showed the problems of a 4-4 division of the Justices on the Court. I do not agree. Aside from…
  • May 10

    Louisiana Number One in Incarceration

    Louisiana Number One in Incarceration
    In 2014, the US Department of Justice confirmed Louisiana remained number 1, among the 50 states, with 38,030 in prison, a rate of 816 per 100,000 over 100 points ahead of next highest state Oklahoma. Because the US leads the world in…
Rank this Week: 339

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Johns & Pelc: Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO

    Johns & Pelc: Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO
    Leslie Johns (Univ. of California, Los Angeles - Political Science) & Krzysztof Pelc (McGill Univ. - Political Science) have posted Free-Riding on Enforcement in the WTO. Here's the abstract:Countries can challenge potential trade…
  • May 23

    Conference: Sexualité et droit international des droits de l’homme

    Conference: Sexualité et droit international des droits de l’homme
    The Institut international des droits de l'homme will hold its annual conference on May 26-27, 2016, at the Université d’Angers. The theme is: "Sexualité et droit international des droits de l’homme." The program is…
  • May 23

    Moura Vicente: Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective

    Moura Vicente: Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective
    Dário Moura Vicente (Univ. of Lisbon - Law) has published Towards a Universal Justice? Putting International Courts and Jurisdictions into Perspective (Brill | Nijhoff 2016). Contents include: Manuel de Almeida Ribeiro, Foreword The…
Rank this Week: 49

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 166

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • May 23

    The Mounting Costs of Antidumping Laws: Time for Action?

    The Mounting Costs of Antidumping Laws: Time for Action?
    In a 2015 Heritage Foundation Backgrounder, I argued for a reform of the United States antidumping (AD) law, which allows for the imposition of additional tariffs on “unfairly” low-priced imports.  Although the original…
  • May 19

    Combatting Anticompetitive Market Distortions: An Update

    Combatting Anticompetitive Market Distortions: An Update
    I have previously written at this site (see here, here, and here) and elsewhere (see here, here, and here) about the problem of anticompetitive market distortions (ACMDs), government-supported (typically crony capitalist) rules that weaken…
  • May 16

    Level Heads Continue to Prevail: MPAA to be a “Trusted Notifier” With Radix

    Level Heads Continue to Prevail: MPAA to be a “Trusted Notifier” With Radix
    As we noted in our issue brief on the impending ICANN transition, given the vast scope of the problem, voluntary relationships between registries, registrars and private industry will be a critical aspect of controlling online piracy. Last…
Rank this Week: 48

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: 19

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 105

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    The Example of Stephen A. Dougla

    The Example of Stephen A. Dougla
    While Donald Trump continues to use the bully pulpit as a pulpit to bully, Mitt Romney is getting pressure to enter the race as a third-party candidate.  Conservatives in the "Never Trump" camp are realizing that Romney (despite his…
  • May 22

    Is Sanders stupid or simply a coward?

    Is Sanders stupid or simply a coward?
    As readers of my previous posts are well aware, I am extremely critical of Senator Sanders for his abject refusal even to suggest that anyone defining him/herself as a "political revolutionary" might do what, say, Hamilton Madiaon, and Jay…
  • May 22

    Will the US survive?

    Will the US survive?
    I presume I have your attention with a suitably over-the-top title.  That being said, imagine the following altogether realistic situation (because it's the one we're in):  The two likely candidates appear to be loathed by most of…
Rank this Week: 84

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/
  • May 23

    Drone Debate

    Drone Debate
    In a Wall Street Journal debate today I argue that drones should not be allowed to overfly private property without the inhabitant’s consent due to the privacy risks, the consequent erosion of the 4th Amendment, and other dangers. This…
  • May 16

    Grey Lady No More

    Grey Lady No More
    “In the end, it will be a race between a tough, smart lady and someone who is obviously a yuge, um, Antonin Scalia School of Law.” — Krugman in his NYT blog. Leave aside the question of whether Krugman should ……
  • May 15

    Is the GlocalMe G2 Is Any Good? Who Know

    Is the GlocalMe G2 Is Any Good? Who Know
    (tl/dr: It takes a lot of effort to tell online if a new product, the GlocalMe G2, is for real, and even then you can’t tell for sure.) I’m planning an extended trip to Europe this summer, in which I’ll … Continue…
Rank this Week: 35

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
  • May 23

    The Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Right

    The Tenth Amendment and the Bill of Right
    When I’m not grading exams, I’m working on the new book about the Bill of Rights.  (On Chapter 4 at the moment.)  One issue that I’m still working through is when the issue of whether the Bill of Rights was the…
  • May 19

    FAN (First Amendment News, Special Series #3) Newseum Institute Program on Apple-FBI Encryption Controversy Scheduled for June 15th

    FAN (First Amendment News, Special Series #3) Newseum Institute Program on Apple-FBI Encryption Controversy Scheduled for June 15th
    “The government [recently] dropped a bid to force Apple to bypass a convicted Brooklyn drug dealer’s pass code so it could read data on his phone.” — Government Technology, April 27, 2016 Headline: “Department of…
  • May 18

    Copyright on a Useful Article

    Copyright on a Useful Article
    I want to discuss a major copyright case that the Court added to its docket for the Fall.  The question presented in Star Athletica, LLC v. Varsity Brands, Inc. is “What is the appropriate test to determine when a feature of a…
Rank this Week: 37

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Two Cases of Interest

    Supreme Court Denies Review In Two Cases of Interest
    The U.S. Supreme Court today denied certiorari in two cases of interest (Order List):Chabad-Lubavitch of Michigan v. Schuchman, (Docket No. 15-1005, cert. denied 5/23/2016). In the case, the Michigan Supreme Court found that the statute of…
  • May 23

    Supreme Court Sends 2 More Contraceptive Mandate Cases Back To Circuit Court

    Supreme Court Sends 2 More Contraceptive Mandate Cases Back To Circuit Court
    The U.S. Supreme Court today sent back to Courts of Appeal two more of the cases involving challenges by religious non-profits to the contraceptive coverage mandate accommodation. (5/23/16 Order List).  The cases today in which the Court…
  • May 23

    Tajikistan Voters Ban Religious Political Partie

    Tajikistan Voters Ban Religious Political Partie
    Deutsche Welle reports that voters in Tajikistan yesterday overwhelmingly (94.5% in favor) approved a series of constitutional amendments. One of them bans all political parties based on religion.  Last year the government…
Rank this Week: 23

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

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

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 4143

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 134

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    Engendering Reparations in Forced Sterilization Case

    Engendering Reparations in Forced Sterilization Case
    The Inter-American Court of Human Rights recently heard its second reproductive rights case, IV v. Bolivia. This case deals with the sterilization of a migrant Bolivian woman who did not give prior informed consent to the doctors…
  • May 20

    Great opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship!

    Great opportunity for a Post-Doctoral Fellowship!
    These positions are more generally focused on global governance, but a case can be made for focusing on the role of international law and international legal institutions within this project. Three post-doc positions on legitimacy in global…
  • May 18

    Write On! 2nd Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest

    Write On! 2nd Annual International and Comparative Disaster Law Essay Contest
    This contest is co-sponsored by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), the American Society of International Law Disaster Law Interest Group (ASIL DLIG), the International Disaster Law Project (IDL)…
Rank this Week: 40

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 23

    Balancing Competing Policy Interests in Determining Tax Statu

    Balancing Competing Policy Interests in Determining Tax Statu
    A recent article on proposed Delaware legislation highlights the complexities and competing objectives lawmakers face when deciding if a nonprofit should be exempt from paying local property taxes. Here, the decision is whether or not to add…
  • May 22

    Exam Alternative

    Exam Alternative
    The spring semester is over, but Facebook tells me that plenty of law professors are still grading exams. It's no secret that grading is not the most popular part of the job, at least in part because traditional issue-spotters can...
  • May 21

    Arts Funding & "Private Benefit"

    Arts Funding & "Private Benefit"
    In a recent post to this blog, Lloyd Mayer reported on allegations that the Clinton Foundation improperly provided a "private benefit" to a for-profit company, and found them wanting. Among other things, Mayer noted that the Clinton…
Rank this Week: 216

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/
  • May 23

    The Feminist Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft as both Equality and Complementarity

    The Feminist Philosophy of Mary Wollstonecraft as both Equality and Complementarity
    Paul Kerry (BYU, History), Mary Wollstonecraft on Reason, Marriage, Family Life, and the Development of Virtue in A Vindication of the Rights of Woman, 30 BYU J. Public Law 1 (2015) The aim of the argument here is to show...<img…
  • May 23

    MD Passes Equal Pay Law

    MD Passes Equal Pay Law
    Wash Post, The Thing Americans Don't Want to Talk About Might be Holding Women Back On Thursday, Maryland became the latest state to protect a worker’s right to ask colleagues one of the most taboo questions in American society:…
  • May 17

    New $10 Bill Appropriately Features Elizabeth Cady Stanton, But She's About More than Suffrage

    New $10 Bill Appropriately Features Elizabeth Cady Stanton, But She's About More than Suffrage
    More from me blogging on why it is appropriate that Elizabeth Cady Stanton will appear on the new $10 bill. Who is Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Why is She on the New $10 Bill Elizabeth Cady Stanton, however, stands out...<img…
Rank this Week: 4198

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 69

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
  • May 23

    Photo Album – 2004

    Photo Album – 2004
    This photo album is relatively small but I will make up for it in the 2003 album.  This includes shots from the ABA SDR conference in New York City as well as a shot from a Cardozo symposium in NYC on what I call the “phenomenon…
  • May 22

    Photo Album – 2005

    Photo Album – 2005
    This album includes photos from the Council meeting of the ABA SDR in Salt Lake City and conference in LA.   It also includes  a few shots from a symposium that Julie Macfarlane and Bernie Mayer organized in Boulder, Colorado…
  • May 20

    Photo Album – 2006

    Photo Album – 2006
    This album starts with photos from the ABA SDR conference in Atlanta.  In October, mediate.com hosted a star-studded gathering in Keystone, Colorado.  This collection includes a shot of John (Jack) Cooley, who was a wonderful soul…
Rank this Week: 378