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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 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/
  • Apr 23

    Weber on Due Process & the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Weber on Due Process & the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
    Mark C. Weber (DePaul University College of Law) has posted In Defense of IDEA Due Process (Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Due Process hearing rights under the Individuals with…
  • Apr 23

    Kalajdzic on Cy Près in Class Actions Settlement

    Kalajdzic on Cy Près in Class Actions Settlement
    Jasminka Kalajdzic (University of Windsor - Faculty of Law) has posted The 'Illusion of Compensation': Cy Pres Distributions in Canadian Class Actions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In both the U.S. and Canada, the now common use of cy...
  • Apr 23

    Kopel on the Posse Comitatu

    Kopel on the Posse Comitatu
    David B. Kopel (Independence Institute) has posted The Posse Comitatus and the Office of Sheriff: Armed Citizens Summoned to the Aid of Law Enforcement (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The…
Rank this Week: 5

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/
  • Apr 23

    4/23 Motion Hearings #3: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery

    4/23 Motion Hearings #3: Discovery, Discovery, Discovery
    The court returns from recess to consider two defense discovery motions, AE224, seeking information surrounding the facts and circumstances of the death of Abdul Aziz Bin Attash, and AE225, requesting files on the Kuwaiti prosecution of four…
  • Apr 23

    4/23 Motion Hearings #2: In Defense of Ex Parte Letters Rogatory

    4/23 Motion Hearings #2: In Defense of Ex Parte Letters Rogatory
    Next up is AE223A, a government response to a defense request that Judge Pohl authorize ex parte letters rogatory—essentially letters from the court to a foreign government seeking assistance in obtaining evidence and witnesses.…
  • Apr 23

    4/23 Motions Hearing #1: More Arguments Against Capital Punishment

    4/23 Motions Hearing #1: More Arguments Against Capital Punishment
    Picking up on the tail end of Tuesday’s arguments on capital punishment, the prosecutor CDR Andrea Lockhart says that the government is ready to argue AE212, a defense motion seeking to strike the prosecution’s intent to seek the…
Rank this Week: 69

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: 2

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 12

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

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

    Sherpas, Death, and Anger on Everest : The New Yorker

    Sherpas, Death, and Anger on Everest : The New Yorker
    Adding to Brice’s concern, some of his most experienced Sherpas, ordinarily exceedingly stoical men, approached him to say that the conditions on the mountain made them fear for their lives. One of them actually broke down in tears as…
  • Apr 23

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com

    Best of the Web Today: First Among Equals - WSJ.com
    Clearest of all is Justice Antonin Scalia's concurrence in the judgment, joined by Justice Clarence Thomas. "It has come to this," Scalia begins portentously. "Called upon to explore the jurisprudential twilight zone between two errant lines…
  • Apr 23

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online

    Raced-Based Preferences Forever | National Review Online
    Supporters of affirmative action are now signaling similar weakness. What was called “racial quotas” in the 1970s and has been referred to as “affirmative action” since the 1990s is giving way to a new term:…
Rank this Week: 89

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Apr 23

    Goodbye QPLegalEze; Welcome Open Law

    Goodbye QPLegalEze; Welcome Open Law
    April launched an exciting development for BC legal researchers and for the open law and open data movements. QP LegalEze, the BC Queen’s Printer’s deep and highly functional subscription service for current and some historical…
  • Apr 23

    Is Wearable Tech Dead?

    Is Wearable Tech Dead?
    Nike just announced that it is exiting its FuelBand fitness tracker business. Another article claims that “it’s only a matter of time until [Google Glass] joins devices such as the Zune, the Kin, the PlayBook, and the Xoom in tech…
  • Apr 23

    The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them

    The Dangers of Social Networking and How to Avoid Them
    Although social networking tools offer lawyers many interesting new ways to interact with people in both personal and work spheres, there are some risks associated with using them. Before you venture into social networking, consider Section…
Rank this Week: 29

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/
  • Apr 23

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule

    Payday Lending and the FTC Credit Practices Rule
    Why doesn’t payday lending violate the FTC’s Credit Practices Rule (16 C.F.R. 444.2)? That’s what I’m trying to figure out. The Credit Practices Rule prohibits taking or receiving directly or indirectly an assignment of wages in most…
  • Apr 23

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around

    When the Wheels are Spinning Around
    Some thoughts on GM, successor liability, 363 sales, and due process – over at Dealb%k.
  • Apr 23

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina

    Round One in the Books: Oral Argument in NML v. Argentina
    On Monday, lawyers for NML and Argentina (with a cameo by lawyers for the US Department of Justice) were before the Supreme Court arguing about the scope of a US court's power to order discovery in aid of execution. (Here's...
Rank this Week: 74

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Recent Offshore Court Decision

    Recent Offshore Court Decision
    There is an increasing number of offshore Court judgments that consider an offshore trustee’s liability to third parties and the rights of a trustee and a trust protector to an indemnity from the trust assets if there is a third...
  • Apr 23

    Funding Trusts for Newborn

    Funding Trusts for Newborn
    Some believe the best gift for a new baby is financial security, that is, a trust that will cover college costs or other future expenses. It is fairly typical for grandparents to fund trusts for newborns, because they are likely...
  • Apr 23

    Don't Rely on IRS Guidance

    Don't Rely on IRS Guidance
    Judge Joseph W. Nega recently denied a motion to reconsider his earlier decision that penalized tax lawyer Alvan L. Bobrow for making an IRA rollover move that an IRS Publication says is allowed. In his order denying the motion, Nega...
Rank this Week: 21

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • Apr 23

    Jake Tapper on The Coverage of Tom Steyer

    Jake Tapper on The Coverage of Tom Steyer
    CNN’s Jake Tapper opened my show Wednesday.  Among other things we talked about when and if the MSM will start digging into Tom Steyer’s past and how he made his money: Audio: 04-23hhs-tapper Transcript: HH: I begin with Jake…
  • Apr 23

    Jake Tapper On Media Coverage Of Koch Brothers Versus Tom Steyer, And Whether That Disparity Will Even Out In MSM

    Jake Tapper On Media Coverage Of Koch Brothers Versus Tom Steyer, And Whether That Disparity Will Even Out In MSM
    HH: I begin with Jake Tapper, host of The Lead. Hello, Jake, how are you? JT: I’m good, Hugh. That’s quite a lineup you’ve got today. HH: It is. It’s a very busy day. But I have to begin with the most important thing,…
  • Apr 23

    Who Is Tom Steyer: The Important Work of Powerline’s John Hinderaker

    Who Is Tom Steyer: The Important Work of Powerline’s John Hinderaker
    “> Since I take the First Amendment seriously, I don’t begrudge any person of vast wealth the right to spend every last penny of it on political causes. But neither do I believe that just because someone declares himself to be…
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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/
  • Apr 23

    Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Solicitation or Matchmaking?

    Crowdfunding for Nonprofits: Solicitation or Matchmaking?
    “Crowdfunding” appears to be all the rage. Investopedia defines crowdfunding on the most basic level as the “use of small amounts of capital from a large number of individuals to finance a new business venture.” In the earliest days,…
  • Apr 23

    Massachusettes AG Sues Former Nonprofit President for Excessive Compensation; President and Board Should Expect Deficiency Notice Soon

    Massachusettes AG Sues Former Nonprofit President for Excessive Compensation; President and Board Should Expect Deficiency Notice Soon
    In a complaint that should serve (unfortunately) as an excellent teaching prop for those of you teaching the tax law of exempt organizations, the Massachusettes Attorney General accused the former president of Falmouth College of engaging in…
  • Apr 22

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation

    Campaign Intervention Results in Revocation
    The Patrick Henry Center, a (c)(3) with no apparent raison d'etre other than campaign intervention, has lost its tax exempt status because of, well . . . campaign intervention. The USA Today reported the story last Friday. The heavily…
Rank this Week: 199

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft…

Underbelly: A Journal of Soft Information

By Professor Jack Ayer.

http://underbelly-buce.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Megan's Myopia

    Megan's Myopia
    I feel inhibited about joining the affray over Megan McCardle's non-review of the Picketty sensation.  Unlike Megan (and unlike her most affectionate critic), I actually have read the book--okay, 80 percent of it.  Enough to know…
  • Apr 23

    Why I'm Just as Glad I'm Retiring:

    Why I'm Just as Glad I'm Retiring:
    From an inter-office e-memo sent (and received) on April 23:Christmas cards and other types of greeting cards should not be sent from one department to another. 
  • Apr 22

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not

    Shakespeare: Oh I Think Not
    We've Found Shakespeare's Dictionary!--We got it on Ebay!  So goes the headline (lightly paraphrased).  Well you never say never, but my guess is no.  Not that I've done anything like actually review the evidence, but the very…
Rank this Week: 128

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Apr 23

    Celebration, Florida: 20 years later

    Celebration, Florida: 20 years later
    This year marks the twentieth anniversary of Celebration, a master-planned community adjacent to Walt Disney World designed by Disney and intended to be a suburban utopia.  I remember reading about Celebration when it was announced…
  • Apr 23

    Adam Steinbaugh – Anti-Involuntary-Porn Bad A

    Adam Steinbaugh – Anti-Involuntary-Porn Bad A
    Kashmir Hill at Forbes has a great piece on a guy I’m proud to call a friend.  Filed under: misc
  • Apr 23

    “Female Privilege”

    “Female Privilege”
    I generally can’t stand critical race / gender theorist types who whine about “privilege.”  Yeah, there are advantages to being whatever the fuck you are.  There’s a time and a place when being a…
Rank this Week: 176

Ideas

Ideas

By Professor David Friedman.

http://daviddfriedman.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Is the IPCC High Emissions Scenario Impossible?

    Is the IPCC High Emissions Scenario Impossible?
    A commenter here a while back argued that RCP 8.5, the highest emission scenario in the current IPCC report, is impossible, because it requires more coal than is available to be mined. I recently came across a more detailed version of that…
  • Apr 13

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan

    AGW, Considered as a Black Swan
    In my previous post I took issue with Lovejoy's claim to show, by statistical analysis of global temperature data since 1500, that the probability that natural processes would produce the amount of warming observed in the period 1880 to 2008…
  • Apr 13

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim

    Two Problems With the 1% Claim
    A number of news stories claim that a recent paper by Lovejoy proves that the probability that the warming of the past century is entirely due to natural causes is less than one percent. I find the conclusion plausible enough, but, so far as…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 178

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
  • Apr 23

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit

    Ohio Prosecutor Creates Conviction Integrity Unit
    Ohio's Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Timothy J. McGinty - a former county judge who as an assistant prosecutor once helped convict an Ohio man who was actually innocent and has since been outspoken about his determination to improve the local…
  • Apr 22

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification

    Rethinking the Value of Eyewitness Identification
    Despite decades of research disproving the reliability of eyewitness identification, the courts still rely on the practice to win convictions. The Associated Press reported that as a response to the errors of misidentification, a small group…
  • Apr 21

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter

    In Memoriam of Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter
    Photo: Rubin Carter enjoys himself at the Innocence Project's 2012 Celebration of Freedom & Justice. Innocence Project Executive Director Maddy deLone talks with Cornelius Dupree in the background.Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, who served…
Rank this Week: 687

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
  • Apr 23

    Strong on Class, Mass, and Collective Arbitration discussed at ITA-ASIL Conference

    Strong on Class, Mass, and Collective Arbitration discussed at ITA-ASIL Conference
    Stacie Strong (Missouri) sends this dispatch from the recent Institute of Transnational Arbitration – American Society of International Law (aka ITA-ASIL) conference in Washington D.C.…
  • Apr 21

    General Mills Reverses Course — Comments from Imre Szalai

    General Mills Reverses Course — Comments from Imre Szalai
    I learned this morning that General Mills retracted its arbitration policy in the face of considerable criticism. See http://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/20/business/general-mills-reverses-itself-on-consumers-right-to-sue.html?_r=0. Imre Szalai…
  • Apr 18

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting

    Booklist from the ABA DR Annual Meeting
    At the recent ABA DR Annual Meeting, we had our second installment of the “What I’m Reading” panel. I promised a reading list from panelists and participants; here it is: Americanah (Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie) Shop Class as…
Rank this Week: 355

Jurisdynamics

Jurisdynamics

Describes the interplay between legal responses to exogenous change and the law's own endogenous capacity for adaptation. By Louis D. Brandeis Dean Jim Chen.

http://jurisdynamics.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 23

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner

    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner
    Minority Television Project, Inc. v. FCC, No. 13-1124, Brief for Amici Curiae Law Professors in Support of Petitioner, available at http://bit.ly/MinorityTelevisionAmicus: This brief amicus curiae in support of petitioner Minority Television…
  • Mar 25

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved

    An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved
    James Ming Chen, An Agricultural Law Jeremiad: The Harvest Is Past, the Summer Is Ended, and Seed Is Not Saved, 2014 Wisconsin Law Review (forthcoming), available at http://ssrn.com/abstract=2387998 or http://bit.ly/SeedIsNotSaved, and to be…
  • Mar 19

    Flagging prospect theory

    Flagging prospect theory
    James Ming Chen, Flagging Prospect Theory, available at http://www.ssrn.com/abstract=2216916 or http://bit.ly/FlaggingProspectTheory: The basic tenets of prospect theory, a bedrock principle of behavioral economics, can be illustrated by what…
Rank this Week: 839

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: 4653

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
Rank this Week: 92

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Apr 23

    Baldwin Points to Tax Issues for the Super-Rich as a Rising Issue

    Baldwin Points to Tax Issues for the Super-Rich as a Rising Issue
    Could using tax policy to reduce the gaps between the highest income Americans and middle and lower income people be an important, and maybe hot, issue ahead? Sen. Tammy Baldwin indicated that was her perspective and that she was open to…
  • Apr 22

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?

    Why Isn’t Aereo a Cable System?
    The Aereo case was argued this morning, and before Paul Clement could even get rolling on his introduction on behalf of the broadcaster plaintiffs, Justice Sotomayor hit him with this: JUSTICE SOTOMAYOR: Why aren’t [companies like…
  • Apr 21

    Thoughts on the Navy / Fukushima Litigation

    Thoughts on the Navy / Fukushima Litigation
    There’s an important lawsuit currently pending in federal court in San Diego. In this post, I’ll provide a brief summary and then highlight an intriguing legal question that the parties haven’t addressed. First the summary:…
Rank this Week: 928

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/
  • Apr 23

    Kahn v. M&F Worldwide

    Kahn v. M&F Worldwide
    Let me begin by thanking Gordon Smith and the other organizers of the Conglomerate for inviting me to guest-blog here...
  • Apr 22

    Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller

    Welcome Guest Blogger Robert Miller
    After a delay caused by the well-publicized attack on Typepad, Robert Miller is poised to begin guest blogging. Robert is...
  • Apr 17

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation

    Marc Andreessen on Valuation
    Dealbook has reprinted a series of tweets by Marc Andreessen explaining the sometimes lofty valuations of acquisitions in the tech...
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Apr 23

    Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request to Divert Raise

    Oregon Rejects Law Faculty Request to Divert Raise
    A group of University of Oregon law faculty members made this proposal: The faculty recommends that the dean proceed with conversations with the Provost and the President regarding: reallocating funds for proposed faculty merit raises toward…
  • Apr 22

    Canadian law firm opens offices inside Walmart stores to offer consumers discounted legal service

    Canadian law firm opens offices inside Walmart stores to offer consumers discounted legal service
    Two Canadian lawyers who met while pursuing an MBA have opened a business called Legal Axess which offers discounted legal services seven days a week through several Walmart stores in Ontario. Among other services, the firm offers $99.00…
  • Apr 22

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action

    Supreme Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Affirmative Action
    From the L.A. Times (excerpts): The Supreme Court upheld Michigan’s ban on the use of racial affirmative action in its state universities Tuesday, ruling that voters are entitled to decide the issue. The 6-2 decision clears away…
Rank this Week: 4892

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

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/
  • Apr 23

    Nothing Like Good Results to Make Your CFO Resign

    Nothing Like Good Results to Make Your CFO Resign
    CNN this afternoon ran the following Breaking News headline: "Facebook reports earnings and sales that exceed forecasts. CFO to step down June 1." I hate to think what the CFO would have done if they had failed to meet expectations.
  • Apr 23

    Racial Identities of Corporation

    Racial Identities of Corporation
    In March, the Fourth Circuit held in Carnell Construction Corp. v. Danville Redevelopment & Housing Authority, that racial identity can be imputed to a corporation for purposes of standing under Title VI, citing to case precedent from the…
  • Apr 23

    Bainbridge on the Insider Trading Liability of Remote Tippee

    Bainbridge on the Insider Trading Liability of Remote Tippee
    Steve Bainbridge has an excellent post on the insider trading liability of secondary tippees: where, for example, an insider provides nonpublic information to Tippee #1, and Tippee #1 gives that information to Tippee #2. He argues that Tippee…
Rank this Week: 87

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    School's Out For Summer!

    School's Out For Summer!
    I taught my last classes of the academic year today -- thanks to my students in Federal Income Tax and Tax Policy for a wonderful semester! Well we got no choice All the girls and boys Makin' all that noise 'Cause they found new toys Well we…
  • Apr 23

    Shackelford Presents The Impact of Foreign Withholding Taxes on REIT Investors and Managers Today at Pennsylvania

    Shackelford Presents The Impact of Foreign Withholding Taxes on REIT Investors and Managers Today at Pennsylvania
    Douglas Shackelford (University of North Carolina, Kenan-Flagler Business School) presents The Impact of Foreign Withholding Taxes on REIT Investors and Managers at Pennsylvania today as part of its Center for Tax Law & Policy Seminar…
  • Apr 23

    The Case for Killing Law School

    The Case for Killing Law School
    The Week: The Case for Killing Law School (or at Least Making It Shorter), by Matt Bruenig: Law professors Erwin Chemerinsky and Carrie Menkel-Meadow recently took to the pages of The New York Times to argue against proposed reductions of…
Rank this Week: 1

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
  • Apr 23

    Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4

    Cardozo Law Review, Vol. 35, Issue 4
        CARDOZO LAW REVIEW VOLUME 35  APRIL 2014  NUMBER 4Copyright © 2014 by Yeshiva UniversityAll rights reservedCONTENTSArticlesTesting the Boundaries of Family Privacy: The Special Case of Pediatric Sibling…
  • Apr 23

    FAN .12 (First Amendment News) — Red Lion Revisited?

    FAN .12 (First Amendment News) — Red Lion Revisited?
    More than a quarter-century ago, Professor Laurence Tribe declared: “The first amendment’s sweeping guarantees have been most compromised in the realm of the most modern medium: electronic broadcasting.” (American…
  • Apr 22

    FAN 11.5 (First Amendment News) — Oral Arguments in the Susan B. Anthony Case: Is it Ripe?

    FAN 11.5 (First Amendment News) — Oral Arguments in the Susan B. Anthony Case: Is it Ripe?
    Today the Court heard oral arguments in Susan B. Anthony List v. Driehaus, the “false speech”/ “campaign lies” case. Judging from the oral arguments in the case (see below), it seems unlikely that the Court will…
Rank this Week: 34

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

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/
  • Apr 23

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management

    Bronstein on Quotas and Police Management
    Nathaniel Bronstein has posted Police Management and Quotas: Governance in the CompStat Era (Columbia Journal of Law and Social Problems, Vol. 48 (2015, Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Police department activity quotas are…
  • Apr 23

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury

    Thomas on the Fall of the Jury
    Suja A. Thomas (University of Illinois College of Law) has posted Blackstone's Curse: The Fall of the Criminal, Civil, and Grand Juries and the Rise of the Executive, the Legislature, the Judiciary, and the States (William & Mary Law…
  • Apr 23

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard

    Opinion upholding failure to give "no adverse inference from silence" instruction at penalty phase under AEDPA standard
    Justice Scalia delivered the opinion for the Court in White v. Woodall. Justice Breyer filed a dissenting opinion in which Justices Ginsburg and Sotomayor joined.
Rank this Week: 52

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Apr 23

    "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements"

    "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements"
    Recently posted to SSRN (and published in Arizona State Law Journal): "Emotion, Proof and Prejudice: The Cognitive Science of Gruesome Photos and Victim Impact Statements" SUSAN A. BANDES, DePaul University - College of Law JESSICA M.…
  • Apr 22

    "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"

    "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'"
    Recently posted to SSRN: "Of Mitochondria and Men: Why Brain Death is Not the Death of the Human 'Organism as a Whole'" JACQUELYN SHAW, Dalhousie University Abstract: Death is a phenomenon that resists simple explanation. While the…
  • Apr 17

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): Why are scientists trying to map every single neuron in the brain?, Vox In The Popular Press: Antidepressant use in pregnancy linked to autism risk in boys: Study, CBS News A Patient's Bizarre…
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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/
  • Apr 23

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz

    How To Get Your Clickthrough Agreement Enforced In Court–Moretti v. Hertz
    So, by now, you know that if you want an enforceable online agreement, you need to implement it as a mandatory clickthrough. With that settled, it’s time to address an advanced topic: what evidence can you offer a judge to...
  • Apr 23

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online

    Minnesota Supreme Court Reverses Conviction for Assisting Suicide Online
    This is a case involving some dark behavior by William Francis Melchert-Dinkel, who visited forums frequented by suicidal individuals and encouraged at least two people to commit suicide. In one case, a 32 year old from England hanged himself…
  • Apr 22

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2

    Q1 2014 Quick Links, Part 2
    Social Media * Collins v. Louisiana State Police, No. 13-412 (La. Ct. App. Oct. 23, 2013): a person’s online life depicted in social media is commonly not intended to reflect reality as much as it is intended to engender discourse.…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

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

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Subpoena
    --> Not long ago, I did a post on a defendant’s argument that evidence in a child pornography case should be suppressed because investigators used the RoundUp software. A few days ago, I ran across an opinion issued late last…
  • Apr 21

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt

    Lavabit, Encryption and Contempt
    This post examines an opinion the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuitrecently issued in a case involving a criminal investigation and the imposition of sanctions for contempt:  In re Under Seal, 2014 WL 1465749 (2014).  The…
  • Apr 18

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing

    Child Pornography, RoundUp and the Franks hearing
    --> After the federal government charged Paul Case with distribution and possession of child pornography in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252(a)(2) and 2252(a)(4)(B), he [moved, pursuant] to Franks…
Rank this Week: 281

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/
  • Apr 23

    Dementia Diagnosis and the Law

    Dementia Diagnosis and the Law
    On April 24, I have the good fortune to be working with a neuropsychologist from the neurology department at Penn State Hershey Medical Center in presenting a program on "Dementia Diagnosis and the Law," for a meeting of the…
  • Apr 23

    ACL Webinar on Elder Abuse and Neglect of Persons with Dementia- What We Know and Where We Are Going

    ACL Webinar on Elder Abuse and Neglect of Persons with Dementia- What We Know and Where We Are Going
    When: Thursday, May 8, 2014 from 3:00 p.m. to 4:15 p.m. Eastern This webinar is the next session of the ACL Alzheimer’s Disease Supportive Services Program Technical Assistance Webinar Series. The purpose of the webinar series is to provide…
  • Apr 23

    The ACA & Medicaid for People with Disabilitie

    The ACA & Medicaid for People with Disabilitie
    Kaiser Family Foundation has released an issue brief by MaryBeth Musumeci, The Affordable Care Act's Impact on Medicaid Eligibility, Enrollment, and Benefits for People with Disabilities. According to the executive summary "Medicaid is…
Rank this Week: 173

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/
  • Apr 23

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)

    People v. Prock (Cal. Ct. App. - April 23, 2014)
    If I ever drafted an opinion like this one, I would hope that someone would talk me out of publishing it.Matthew Prock gets convicted of second-degree murder (but acquitted of first-degree murder) for stabbing a person at a gas station.…
  • Apr 22

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)

    In Re Ashley F. (Cal. Ct. App. - April 22, 2014)
    We all know that parenting in California in the modern era is not like parenting elsewhere in the "old days."  Particularly when it comes to the physical discipline of children.  There's no doubt that there's a variety…
  • Apr 21

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)

    People v. Garcia (Cal. Ct. App. - Feb. 13, 2014)
    Here's something you don't see every day.It's a murder case.  In which defendant was convicted 35 years after he committed the murder.  We don't have many cases bouncing around the system any more for events that transpired a…
Rank this Week: 163

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

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

    "Allergan Bid Charts New Territory in Takeovers"

    "Allergan Bid Charts New Territory in Takeovers"
    Typically insightful analysis by Steven Davidoff of the "Faustian" bargain between Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William Ackman’s hedge fund to make a $45.6 billion unsolicited offer for Allergan. One... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 23

    If your CEO gets knighted, that's bad for shareholders but good for CSR

    If your CEO gets knighted, that's bad for shareholders but good for CSR
    Subject to the usual disclaimers about emirical work, Knighthoods, Damehoods, and CEO Behaviour (April 3, 2014), available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2420066, is a very interesting paper: This... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Apr 23

    Might the Second Circuit finally be willing to do something about the vagueness of insider trading law?

    Might the Second Circuit finally be willing to do something about the vagueness of insider trading law?
    Although Congress has mandated extremely draconian civil and criminal sanctions for insider trading, it has never seen fit to define what constitutes insider trading. Admittedly, insider trading is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Apr 23

    The Bieber does it again!

    The Bieber does it again!
    First Anne Frank, and now the Biebs decides to visit the Yasukuni shrine and then posts it.
  • Apr 23

    Mind your Language

    Mind your Language
    So says Canadian Harvard psychologist Steven Pinker in his new book The Sense of Style. This story about his new book talks about politicians and academics and why they can't just speak with clarity: "Most academics … effortlessly…
  • Apr 20

    Don't Mess with Nolan Ryan!

    Don't Mess with Nolan Ryan!
    A new biography of the great Nolan Ryan by Rob Goldman has been released. This article discusses an excerpt from the book, which cemented Ryan's place in baseball history as one tough Texan pitcher! The article notes that "[d]uring…
Rank this Week: 988

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/
  • Apr 23

    CFP: Seventh Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop

    CFP: Seventh Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop
    The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on October 10-11, 2014. The workshop pairs a senior scholar with a panel of junior scholars presenting works-in-progress. Confirmed…
  • Apr 23

    JOTWELL: Effron on Glover on happenstantial federalism

    JOTWELL: Effron on Glover on happenstantial federalism
    The latest essay for JOTWELL's Courts Law comes from Robin Effron (Brooklyn), reviewing J. Maria Glover's Mass Litigation Governance in the Post-Class Action Era: The Problems and Promise of Non-Removable State Class Actions in Multi-District…
  • Apr 23

    Gendered Privacy

    Gendered Privacy
    I am thinking about the question of whether courts should ever take into account the gender of the plaintiff in considering privacy questions. In other words when deciding whether an individual has a reasonable expectation of privacy under…
Rank this Week: 24

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Network

    The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Network
    Takayuki Mizuno (National Institute of Informatics), Wataru Souma (Nihon University) and Tsutomu Watanabe (The University of Tokyo) describe The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Networks. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we investigate the…
  • Apr 23

    Cooperation and competition in markets with network externalities or learning curve

    Cooperation and competition in markets with network externalities or learning curve
    Karl Morasch (Munich) examines Cooperation and competition in markets with network externalities or learning curves. ABSTRACT: The related phenomena of learning curve and network effects are quite common in oligopolistic markets. In this…
  • Apr 23

    Bargaining power in manufacturer-retailer relationship

    Bargaining power in manufacturer-retailer relationship
    Haucap, Justus; Heimeshoff, Ulrich; Klein, Gordon J.; Rickert, Dennis; and Wey, Christian discuss Bargaining power in manufacturer-retailer relationships. ABSTRACT: Research on bargaining power in vertical relationships is scarce. It remains…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Apr 23

    Paroline v. US: Restitution to Victims of Child Porn from Views of It

    Paroline v. US: Restitution to Victims of Child Porn from Views of It
    I haven't had time to read it, but Paroline v. US, which came out today, is an interesting and hard case about causation and burdens of proof. Paroline illegally possessed a pornographic image of Victim as a child. A statute...
  • Apr 21

    Successor Liability

    Successor Liability
    I'm on a bankruptcy email list that's lately had some interesting discussion of the liability of the new General Motors for torts caused by the old General Motors before bankruptcy but not known at the time to the victims. What...
  • Apr 17

    How Much Should Government Profit from Student Loans?

    How Much Should Government Profit from Student Loans?
    Slate’s Jordan Weissman has an interesting story on CBO’s projections for the profitability of the three main federal direct student lending programs. The projections are reasonably big -- about $15 billion per year, of which $12 billion…
Rank this Week: 2493

Blog Law Blog

Blog Law Blog

Covers the legal aspects of blogging. Topics include blog-related intellectual property law, Internet regulation, defamation, and censorship, as well as how blogs are used as evidence and authority in the courts. By Professor Eric E. Johnson.

http://bloglawblog.com/blog/
  • Apr 23

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy

    UK Bans Warns of Criminal Charges for Using Social Media to Discuss 25-Year-Old Soccer Tragedy
    TweetIn the United Kingdom, there is a new example of that country’s sometimes surprising limitations on free speech. The UK Attorney General is warning people that they might be held in criminal contempt for using social media to…
  • Feb 10

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk

    Op-ed on Nuclear Science Experiment and Planetary Disaster Risk
    TweetProf. Michael Baram of Boston University and I published an op-ed today in the International Business Times: New U.S. Science Commission Should Look At Experiment’s Risk Of Destroying The Earth. The piece concerns the Relativistic…
  • Jan 16

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality

    Adam Savage and Mythbusting Net Neutrality
    Tweet   Kind of sad to see Adam Savage of Mythbusters as the face of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association – one of the key trade groups lobbying against net neutrality. You’ll never guess who the…
Rank this Week: 655

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 23

    Trammell on Transactionalism Cost

    Trammell on Transactionalism Cost
    Alan Trammell (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Transactionalism Costs to SSRN. Modern civil litigation is organized around the “transaction or occurrence,” a simple and fluid concept that brings together logically related claims in one…
  • Apr 22

    Call for Papers: 7th Annual Jr Faculty Fed Cts Workshop

    Call for Papers: 7th Annual Jr Faculty Fed Cts Workshop
    Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop CALL FOR PAPERS: The University of Georgia School of Law will host the Seventh Annual Junior Faculty Federal Courts Workshop on October 10-11, 2014. The workshop pairs a senior scholar…
  • Apr 21

    Senator Provides Scary Near-Reenactment of Erie

    Senator Provides Scary Near-Reenactment of Erie
    Via Gawker: "Connecticut Senator Richard Blumenthal received an unexpected lesson in practicing what you preach at a press conference yesterday. Standing on the platform at the Milford Metro-North station, Blumenthal and his easel…
Rank this Week: 203

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Apr 23

    Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Consideration of Race in Admission

    Court Upholds Michigan Ban on Consideration of Race in Admission
    Yesterday, the Court held in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action that the Michigan referendum, which amended the state constitution to prohibit the consideration of race in admissions following Grutter v. Bollinger, was…
  • Apr 23

    SCOTUSBlog on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action

    SCOTUSBlog on Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action
    A great deal will be written about the future of racial diversity in higher education following yesterday's decision in Schuette v. Coalition to Defend Affirmative Action, but here is a recap from Mark Walsh at SCOTUSBlog on the opinion's…
  • Apr 23

    New School Prayer Lawsuit

    New School Prayer Lawsuit
    Matawan-Aberdeen Regional School District in New Jersey is being sued over the Pledge of Allegiance. Anonymous parents and the American Humanist Association are bringing the suit. They argue that the the phrase "under God" in the…
Rank this Week: 4738

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Apr 23

    Alter Book Symposium: Welcome to the New World of Comparative International Court

    Alter Book Symposium: Welcome to the New World of Comparative International Court
    by Roger Alford by Roger Alford Let me join others in heaping praise on Karen Alter’s new book. It marks a growing trend of studying international law from an institutional rather than substantive perspective. My favorite aspect of the…
  • Apr 23

    Guest Post: The ICC Changes Its Mind on the Immunity from Arrest of President Al Bashir, But It Is Wrong Again

    Guest Post: The ICC Changes Its Mind on the Immunity from Arrest of President Al Bashir, But It Is Wrong Again
    by Paola Gaeta by Paola Gaeta [Paola Gaeta is a Professor at the Law Faculty of the University of Geneva, Adjunct Professor, Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies and the Director of Geneva Academy of…
  • Apr 23

    Alter Book Symposium: Comment by Tonya L. Putnam

    Alter Book Symposium: Comment by Tonya L. Putnam
    by Tonya L. Putnam by Tonya L. Putnam [Tonya L. Putnam is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Political Science at Columbia University] I’m very pleased to have been asked to contribute my thoughts on Karen…
Rank this Week: 56