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Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy
    [02/01/29 01:00 AM (edt)]  Classroom Exercises in Asylum AdvocacyCenter for Applied Legal Studies (CALS)Georgetown University 
  • May 16

    Gault @ 50

    Gault @ 50
    No description is available at this time.
  • May 3

    Cradle to Kindergarten

    Cradle to Kindergarten
    No description is available at this time.
Rank this Week: 540

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 24

    The first critic of "identity politcs": Karl Marx in "On the Jewish Question"

    The first critic of "identity politcs": Karl Marx in "On the Jewish Question"
    A propos the long excerpt from political theorist Adolph Reed I posted two weeks ago, a PhD student in German philosophy elsewhere wrote with this very apt analysis of Marx's own contribution to the debate in this famous, early essay:...
  • May 24

    The Trump Budget's attack on student loan program

    The Trump Budget's attack on student loan program
    IHE has details of the proposals. The elimination of public service loan forgiveness may be particularly serious for philosophers teaching at public institutions whose positions, as I understand it, often qualify under this program. Further…
  • May 24

    Fuck that!

    Fuck that!
    Philosopher Rebecca Roache (London) comments.
Rank this Week: 37

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 24

    Mikos on Marijuana and the Trump Administration

    Mikos on Marijuana and the Trump Administration
    Robert A. Mikos (Vanderbilt University - Law School) has posted Risky Business? The Trump Administration and the State-Licensed Marijuana Industry (2017 U. Ill. L. Rev. Online (April 29, 2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Attorney General…
  • May 24

    Lucas on Proportionality

    Lucas on Proportionality
    Lauren Sudeall Lucas (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted Proportionality Skepticism in a Red State (130 Harv. L. Rev. Forum 276 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Commentary on Carol S. Steiker & Jordan M. Steiker,…
  • May 24

    "The American Law Institute Approves Model Penal Code: Sentencing"

    "The American Law Institute Approves Model Penal Code: Sentencing"
    The press release is available at the ALI website. In part: Launched in 2001, under Reporter Kevin R. Reitz of the University of Minnesota Law School who was joined in 2012 by Associate Reporter Cecelia M. Klingele of the University...
Rank this Week: 52

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 24

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward

    Fourth Circuit Says Case Challenging NSA Upstream Surveillance Can Move Forward
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fourth Circuit ruled yesterday that a case challenging the NSA's upstream surveillance program can move forward. The ruling reverses a district court ruling that dismissed the case for lack of…
  • May 23

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction

    DOJ Tightens Sanctuary Cities EO and Moves to Reconsider Court's Injunction
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School AG Jeff Sessions issued a memo yesterday tightening President Trumps "sanctuary cities" executive order. The government then asked Judge Orrick to reconsider his earlier preliminary…
  • May 22

    SCOTUS Finds Racial Gerrymander in North Carolina Violates Equal Protection Clause

    SCOTUS Finds Racial Gerrymander in North Carolina Violates Equal Protection Clause
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Cooper v. Harris, formerly McCrory v. Harris, the Court affirmed the findings of a three-judge District Court that North Carolina officials violated…
Rank this Week: 90

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 24

    Those “Three Separate Occasions”: What Comey Might Really Have Told Trump

    Those “Three Separate Occasions”: What Comey Might Really Have Told Trump
    Last night, CNN ran a lengthy interview I did with Anderson Cooper, in which I made a bald statement. When Cooper asked me about President Trump’s claim that then-FBI Director James Comey had assured him three times that he was not…
  • May 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Britain’s terror alert system has been raised to its highest level, indicating a possible imminent attack, as authorities investigate the “network” of Salman Abedi, the British man who carried out the deadly suicide bombing…
  • May 24

    We are Rushing Raqqa

    We are Rushing Raqqa
    At an April 27 hearing at the House Foreign Affairs Committee on policy options in Syria titled “After the Missile Strikes,” Charles Lister, a Senior Fellow at the Middle East Institute, cautioned the dais on the need to…
Rank this Week: 68

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 24

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB

    Property Law and Consumer Protection: Some Thoughts on Today's Oral Arguments in PHH Corporation v. CFPB
    In October 2016, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit in PHH Corp. v. CFPB, 839 F.3d 1 (D.C. Cir. 2016) struck down a key provision of the Dodd-Frank Act that provided that the director...
  • May 19

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right

    Oxford Lecture on Property Law and Security Right
    Before my co-blogger Sally Richardson takes over the page with some serious ALPS live-blogging, here's a little something for all the property-commercial law folks (all five of us!)
  • May 17

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant

    Mrs. Abigail Sparklepant
    Property law produces great characters. Today I have been introduced to yet another great character of property law: Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants. Mrs. Abigail Sparklepants, Abby for short (though I prefer to call her Mrs. Sparklepants because…
Rank this Week: 96

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

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 24

    Micro Essay Who Will Teach Them to Wear Shoes?

    Micro Essay Who Will Teach Them to Wear Shoes?
    From the Spring 2017 issue of Perspectives: I spent time last summer interviewing attorneys around my State to find out how our students were doing in professional legal settings. Most were pleased with the quality of the work our students...
  • May 23

    Worst Professional Development Program

    Worst Professional Development Program
    Recently, Education Week asked K-12 teachers to report on their worst “PDs.” Some of the examples may apply to our academic world, and even to how some profs teach. Here is the video, about two minutes. Fun. (ljs)
  • May 23

    How Harvard Law Teaches Its First-Year Students Problem Solving

    How Harvard Law Teaches Its First-Year Students Problem Solving
    Joseph William Singer and Todd D Rakoff, Problem Solving for First-Year Law Students. "Law students need to learn how to solve client problems and not just how to interpret and apply the law to the client's situation. This article…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 24

    Article on the Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysi

    Article on the Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysi
    Max M. Schanzenbach & Robert H. Sitkoff recently published an Article entitled, The Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysis, 14 J. Empirical Legal Stud. 129 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: The…
  • May 24

    Article on Farmers Looking to Take Back What's Their

    Article on Farmers Looking to Take Back What's Their
    Brody Swanson recently published an Article entitled, Allowing Farmers to "Take Back" What's Theirs: Adoption of the Revocable Life Estate Deed, 21 Drake J. Agri. L. 409 (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: Deeds…
  • May 23

    Making Friends with Fido

    Making Friends with Fido
    The Institute, a 501(c)(3) organization, conducts oncology research and education. The Institute is currently interested in designing and implementing a pet therapy program. The program would reach out primarily to children and the elderly in…
Rank this Week: 22

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

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 24

    The Undocumented Aliens, the State Insurance Database and the Fourth Amendment

    The Undocumented Aliens, the State Insurance Database and the Fourth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit: United States v. Broca-Martinez, 2017 WL 1521492 (2017).  As Wikipedia explains, this court is one of several U.S. Courts of Appeals which have…
  • May 15

    Computer Crime, “Using” a Computer and the Motion for Judgment of Acquittal

    Computer Crime, “Using” a Computer and the Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon: State v. Tecle, 2017 WL 1929845 (2017). The court begins its opinion by explaining that[d]efendant appeals a judgment of conviction for 18 counts of identity…
  • May 12

    Vandalism, Probation and the Probation Condition

    Vandalism, Probation and the Probation Condition
    This post examines a recent opinion from the California Court of Appeal – Fourth District:  People v. Edwin R., 2017 WL 1507526 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatEdwin R., a juvenile, appeals from a probation…
Rank this Week: 285

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 58

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

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

    Knoll Critiques Kleinbard's Influential Article Claiming That Competitiveness Has Nothing To Do With Inversion

    Knoll Critiques Kleinbard's Influential Article Claiming That Competitiveness Has Nothing To Do With Inversion
    Michael Knoll (Pennsylvania), Taxation, Competitiveness, and Inversions: A Response to Kleinbard, 155 Tax Notes 619 (May 1, 2017): In a 2014 article [Competitiveness’ Has Nothing to Do With It, 144 Tax Notes 1055 (Sept. 1, 2014)], Professor…
  • May 24

    Henderson:Overcapacity In Legal Education

    Henderson:Overcapacity In Legal Education
    Bill Henderson (Indiana), A Measure of Overcapacity in Legal Education: Between 1971 and 2010, the average entering 1L class at an ABA-accredited law school was 246 students with a very narrow band of fluctuation. The high-water mark was 262…
  • May 24

    Dodge:The Personal Realization Income Tax

    Dodge:The Personal Realization Income Tax
    Joseph M. Dodge (Florida State), The Fair Tax: The Personal Realization Income Tax, 19 Fla. Tax Rev. 522 (2016): This article argues that the properly conceived fairness norm for taxation leads to a personal realization income tax. Fairness…
Rank this Week: 6

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 24

    Himma on Practical Authority

    Himma on Practical Authority
    Kenneth Einar Himma (University of Washington - School of Law) has posted Practical Authority (G. Bongioivanni, G. Postema, Antonino Rotolo, Giovanni Sartor, D. Walton (eds.), HANDBOOK OF LEGAL REASONING AND LEGAL ARGUMENTATION)…
  • May 24

    Shahshahani on the Religious Affiliation of Judges & Religious Liberty Case

    Shahshahani on the Religious Affiliation of Judges & Religious Liberty Case
    Sepehr Shahshahani and Lawrence J. Liu (Princeton University, Department of Politics, Students and University of California, Berkeley, School of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Policy Program, Students) has posted Religion and Judging on the…
  • May 24

    Weiland on the Libertarian Free Speech Tradition

    Weiland on the Libertarian Free Speech Tradition
    Morgan N. Weiland (Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society; Stanford University - Department of Communication; Stanford University - McCoy Center for Ethics in Society) has posted Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core:…
Rank this Week: 11

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    The Shifting Ground of Redistricting Law

    The Shifting Ground of Redistricting Law
    Chris ElmendorfThe tectonic plates of redistricting law are starting to slide—and quickly. Earlier this year, a three-judge district court struck down Wisconsin’s state legislative map as an unconstitutional partisan gerrymander,…
  • May 24

    Balkinization Symposium on James Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror -- Collected Post

    Balkinization Symposium on James Pfander, Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror -- Collected Post
    Here are the collected posts for our Balkinization symposium on James Pfander's new book,  Constitutional Torts and the War on Terror (Oxford University Press, 2017).Alex Reinert, The Cost of Seeking Legal ClarityStephen…
  • May 24

    What is a Work Requirement?

    What is a Work Requirement?
    David Super     Media reports suggest that the forthcoming Trump budget will extract large savings from anti-poverty programs by imposing tougher “work requirements” on recipients.  To many, this is among…
Rank this Week: 85

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 24

    Road Rage Suspension

    Road Rage Suspension
    A road rage incident of an attorney with prior discipline led to a three-month suspension from the New Jersey Supreme Court. The letter decision of the Disciplinary Review Board describes the basis for discipline Although the events leading…
  • May 24

    New Jersey Suspends, Disbars For Sex Crime

    New Jersey Suspends, Disbars For Sex Crime
    Three disciplinary decisions of the New Jersey Supreme Court were resolved today in a single opinion In these matters, the Court considers the discipline to be imposed on attorneys, with no previous disciplinary history, who pled guilty to…
  • May 24

    Ohio Rules Ethnic Intimidation Charges Barred By Double Jeopardy

    Ohio Rules Ethnic Intimidation Charges Barred By Double Jeopardy
    Dan Trevas on the web age of the Ohio Supreme Court When two Portsmouth men accused of felony ethnic intimidation agreed to plead no contest to misdemeanor aggravated menacing crimes, the constitutional protection against double jeopardy…
Rank this Week: 63

Best Practice for Legal Education

Best Practice for Legal Education

A blawg by Albany Law School Professor Mary Lynch designed to be a useful web-based source of information on current reforms in legal education, and to create a place where people interested in the future of legal education can freely exchange ideas, concerns, and opinions.

http://bestpracticeslegaled.albanylawblogs.org/
  • May 24

    Clinical Education in Tumultuous time

    Clinical Education in Tumultuous time
    Having recently returned from the AALS Clinical Conference, which was focused on engaging in clinical legal education during tumultuous times, I’ve had a thought percolating, one about which there was little occasion to…
  • May 24

    Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education

    Call for Papers – The Ethics of Legal Education
    Call for Papers The Ethics of Legal Education AALS Section on Professional Responsibility 2018 AALS Annual Meeting San Diego, CA January 3-6, 2018   The Section on Professional Responsibility is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for…
  • May 17

    The Potential Adjunctification of Law School Facultie

    The Potential Adjunctification of Law School Facultie
    Under proposed ABA Standard 403, future law schools could have only a handful of full-time faculty members.  If those full-time faculty members teach the first year curriculum, the proposed Standard allows for upper level classes to be…
Rank this Week: 906

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/
  • May 24

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away

    Hillside homes, slip-slidin' away
    The foothills around Boise are teeming with newly built mansions, and there seems to be an insatiable market for them. The problem is: while Boise has a foothills planning ordinance, it is riddled with loopholes and the city has been...
  • May 23

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie

    OECD publishes major report on land use planning in member countrie
    Earlier this month, OECD published The Governance of Land Use: Policy Analysis and Recommendations, which can be viewed freely on its website (and embedded below) or purchased here. The document is a remarkable synthesis of international land…
  • May 22

    Somin et al.: Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective

    Somin et al.: Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective
    Ilya Somin, Iljoong Kim, and Hojun Lee have published Eminent Domain: A Comparative Perspective, Here is the abstract: The taking of private property for development projects has caused controversy in many nations, where it has often been…
Rank this Week: 167

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

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

    The Application of Article 102 TFEU by the European Commission and the European Court

    The Application of Article 102 TFEU by the European Commission and the European Court
    Romano Subiotto QC David R. Little Romi Lepetska describe The Application of Article 102 TFEU by the European Commission and the European Courts. ABSTRACT: The Commission's most high-profile Article 102 investigations of 2015—Gazprom,…
  • May 24

    The Application of EU Competition Rules in the Transport Sector

    The Application of EU Competition Rules in the Transport Sector
    Itai Rabinovici explores The Application of EU Competition Rules in the Transport Sector. ABSTRACT: In 2016 the centre of attention in the transport industry was the upheavals in the shipping industry and the dramatic changes in its…
  • May 24

    Competition and hospital quality: Evidence from a French natural experiment

    Competition and hospital quality: Evidence from a French natural experiment
    Gobillon, Laurent and Milcent, Carine investigate Competition and hospital quality: Evidence from a French natural experiment. ABSTRACT: We evaluate the effect of a pro-competition reform gradually introduced in France over the 2004-2008…
Rank this Week: 21

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    New Issue: Human Rights Law Review

    New Issue: Human Rights Law Review
    The latest issue of the Human Rights Law Review (Vol. 17, no. 2, June 2017) is out. Contents include:Damon Barrett, International Child Rights Mechanisms and the Death Penalty for Drug Offences Cristy Clark, Of What Use is a Deradicalized…
  • May 24

    Peters: Trading Barriers: Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization

    Peters: Trading Barriers: Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization
    Margaret E. Peters (Univ. of California, Los Angeles - Political Science) has published Trading Barriers: Immigration and the Remaking of Globalization (Princeton Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract: Why have countries increasingly…
  • May 24

    New Issue: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law

    New Issue: Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law
    The latest issue of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law (Vol. 50, no. 2, March 2017) is out. Contents include:Robert W. Emerson, An International Model for Vicarious Liability in FranchisingDaniel Francis, Exit LegitimacyVera Korzun,…
Rank this Week: 48

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    At the Movies -- Cannes 2017: Virtual Reality Film Carne y Arena Tells of Border Crossing Experience

    At the Movies -- Cannes 2017: Virtual Reality Film Carne y Arena Tells of Border Crossing Experience
    The Los Angeles Times reports on the this year’s Cannes Film Festival, where organizers for the first time included a virtual reality project in its Official Selection. Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s ”Carne y Arena,” by the Oscar-winning…
  • May 24

    Consular Efficiency

    Consular Efficiency
    Guest post by Jade Stocks, rising 2L from Chapman University, Fowler School of Law The American consulate in Tijuana stands atop a hill on the outskirts of town, overlooking the rest of the city. The grounds – updated from lush...
  • May 24

    Cole Porter's Pro-Immigration Ballet Gets A Trump-Era Revival

    Cole Porter's Pro-Immigration Ballet Gets A Trump-Era Revival
    NPR has a fascinating story about American composer Cole Porter. In the early 1920s, before he became an icon of the American songbook, composer Cole Porter wrote the score for a protest ballet. The production, called Within the Quota,…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • May 24

    He Who Breaches First, Etc.

    He Who Breaches First, Etc.
    Here is just a quick straightforward case out of the Eastern District of Michigan, Pittman v. Pacifica Loan Pool, LLC, Case No. 15-13877 (behind paywall), about the effect of a breach of contract on the other party to the contract....
  • May 23

    If You Hire a Home Inspector, Listen to the Inspector, Not the Seller

    If You Hire a Home Inspector, Listen to the Inspector, Not the Seller
    A recent case out of Texas, Naquin v. Cellio, No. 14-04054-431, deals with "as-is" clauses and fraudulent inducement in the context of a real estate transaction. Naquin bought a home in 2012. The home purchase contract stated that…
  • May 22

    Terms and Conditions on Your DNA: How Complicated Can It Get?

    Terms and Conditions on Your DNA: How Complicated Can It Get?
    This is a long one, that I didn't expect to be long, but I decided the point is how long this is, and the questions it raises about all of those terms and conditions on websites. A friend of mine...
Rank this Week: 132

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 24

    EEOC v. McLane Company (9th Cir. - May 24, 2017)

    EEOC v. McLane Company (9th Cir. - May 24, 2017)
    The EEOC wants contact information from the defendant about those female employees the company required to take a strength test (their names, social security numbers, last known address, etc.).  The district court didn't allow the EEOC…
  • May 23

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)
    I think this is a darn good -- and equitable -- opinion by Justice Miller.  The separation agreement was signed in 2010 that says that Wife was entitled to $112,000 of Husband's 401(k) account.  That in turn means that Wife's…
  • May 22

    U.S. v. Loucious (9th Cir. - Feb. 7, 2017)

    U.S. v. Loucious (9th Cir. - Feb. 7, 2017)
    Here's another example of that "liberal" Ninth Circuit.The district court suppresses a defendant's statements because it holds that the police didn't properly advise the defendant of his Miranda rights.The Ninth Circuit reverses.  The…
Rank this Week: 157

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 39

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 394

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 18

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 24

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain

    Cops Push Citizen Self-Surveillance in Plea Bargain
    You might be tempted to dismiss NY: Police are blackmailing motorists into installing cellphone monitoring devices as an aberrant act by local cops were it not sponsored by an international firm that supplies the monitoring technology. As far…
  • May 23

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life

    Mayor Mich Landrieu Gives the Speech of His Life
    I do not often recommend long serious videos; I tend to short and/or funny. But please consider taking 23 minutes of your life to listen to this speech by New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu on the removal of four confederate … Continue…
  • May 22

    Pity the Fiction Writer

    Pity the Fiction Writer
    You cannot make this stuff up. This is not a photoshop, but a genuine pix released by the Saudi Press Agency, memorizing the moment when Donald Trump joined Egyptian dictator Abdel Fatah al-Sisi and Saudi king Salman bin Abdulaziz at ……
Rank this Week: 34

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

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

    Now, that's some serious Laffer Curve action ...

    Now, that's some serious Laffer Curve action ...
    Fun detail from Binyamin Applebaum's NYT article describing the sham accounting in the Administration's "budget proposal":Mr. Trump has pledged to end estate taxation. His budget, however, projects that the government will collect more…
  • May 19

    Onward and upwards in my literature book

    Onward and upwards in my literature book
    To my great pleasure and relief, I have finished the latest chapter in my literature book. Its title ended up being: "Anti-Success Manual?: Mark Twain's and Charles Dudley Warner's The Gilded Age."These chapters differ from my prior writing…
  • May 12

    Don't be fooled

    Don't be fooled
    This strikes me as pathetic. What with the rising tide of evidence and speculation about Russian ties and collusion, Trump's tax lawyers have released a one-page letter that says, inter alia, that - subject to admittedly trivial exceptions -…
Rank this Week: 663

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/
  • May 24

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Conflict of Law

    Call for Papers: AALS Section on Conflict of Law
    The AALS Section on Conflict of Laws is inviting papers for its annual program at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego (January 3-6, 2018). The full announcement is below: Download Conflicts Section Call for Paper
  • May 24

    Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on Judges and Implicit Bia

    Thomas on Wistrich and Rachlinski on Judges and Implicit Bia
    This week on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Suja Thomas’s essay, What Judges Can Do About Implicit Bias. Suja reviews Andrew Wistrich & Jeffrey Rachlinski’s contribution to a new American Bar Association book entitled Ensuring…
  • May 22

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS

    Big Civil Procedure Day at SCOTUS
    Today the Supreme Court issued unanimous decisions in two cases we’ve been covering: Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon (service by mail under the Hague Convention) TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC (venue in patent cases)
Rank this Week: 217

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 93

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 24

    CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment

    CFP (at AALS): The 14th Amendment
    [We have the following announcement.]Call for Papers – AALS 2018 Annual Meeting Joint Program on “Reconstruction: The Second Founding”             The AALS Sections…
  • May 23

    Watson on the Duty to Account

    Watson on the Duty to Account
    In 2016, James Watson, Banco Chambers, published The Duty to Account: Development and Principles with Irwin Law. The book examines the history of the duty of a trustee to account to beneficiaries for his or her administration of a trust.…
  • May 23

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett

    New Online: Publications of the Colonial Society of Massachusett
    Our friend David Warrington writes:An organization to which I belong, the Colonial Society of Massachusetts (whose “chief business is to publish documents related to the early history of Massachusetts”) has just made freely…
Rank this Week: 56

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic

    high-tech look can't fool reasonable consumers about orthotic
    Kommer v. Bayer Consumer Health, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2017 WL 2231162, 16 Civ. 1560 (S.D.N.Y. May 18, 2017)Bayer sells Dr. Scholl’s foot care products, including the Dr. Scholl’s Custom Fit Orthotics Inserts. In many stores, they…
  • May 22

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
  • May 22

    A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue

    A box size whopper? Slack fill claims for candy continue
    Bratton v. Hershey Co., 2017 WL 2126864, No. 16–cv–4322 (W.D. Mo. May 16, 2017)Bratton sued over alleged slack fill in Reese’s Pieces and Whoppers candy boxes.  He alleged that:Consumers spend an average of 13 seconds…
Rank this Week: 70

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 43

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 24

    Table of Concordance for Ontario Child and Family Services Act and Bill 89

    Table of Concordance for Ontario Child and Family Services Act and Bill 89
    Prepared by Windsor Law Student Lois Boateng, this Table of Concordance sets out a side-by-side comparative view of Part III (Child Protection) of the Child and Family Services Act, RSO 1990, c C 11, and Part V (Child Protection) of Bill…
  • May 24

    The Case for Redesigning Caselaw

    The Case for Redesigning Caselaw
    To a jurist or a legal draftsperson, caselaw probably looks like a reliable, elegant way to record what legislation really means, in context. To a programmer, it looks like a collection of bugs, for a program that was badly written in the…
  • May 24

    Beware the Binders Full of Women (Judges)!

    Beware the Binders Full of Women (Judges)!
    There has been no shortage of press on the conduct and competence of Canadian judges lately. Headlines abound about “Alberta judge who asked sex assault complainant about keeping her knees closed”, the “Hamilton judge who…
Rank this Week: 29

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 24

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media
    If you watch music videos or wild-animal adventures on YouTube, you may come upon a public-service announcement by, yes, Professor Richard Epstein. Well, sort of — he’s the brain power behind an animated and podcast series on…
  • May 20

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty

    Bushrod Washington on Judicial Modesty
    I like the following quote from Justice Washington in McFadden v. The Exchange, which was a circuit opinion addressing whether the admiralty jurisdiction could hear a claim that an American vessel was illegally seized by France. It…
  • May 19

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine

    Justice Washington and the Erie Doctrine
    Everyone knows that Erie R.R. Co. v. Tompkins overruled Justice Story’s 1842 opinion in Swift v. Tyson and held that federal courts hearing cases in diversity jurisdiction should use the applicable substantive state law…
Rank this Week: 38

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 24

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I write about the topic of jury nullification, occasioned by an episode of RadioLab that begins with a woman who served on a jury discussing having been criminally penalized for telling her…
  • May 23

    Necessary Conditions for A Few Republicans to Be Courageou

    Necessary Conditions for A Few Republicans to Be Courageou
    by Neil H. BuchananEveryone is still trying to figure out what to make of the last two weeks of nonstop news about Donald Trump's unraveling presidency.  His trip abroad is generating a bit of news (including his curtsy to a Saudi…
  • May 22

    Villains, Careerists, and Patriots: Thoughts on Kobach, Rosenstein, Comey, and McMaster

    Villains, Careerists, and Patriots: Thoughts on Kobach, Rosenstein, Comey, and McMaster
    by Michael Dorf(cross-posted on Take Care)As a college student in the early to mid-1980s, I knew Kris Kobach because we were on the debate team together. I'm a couple of years older than Kobach, but he started debating as a freshman, so I had…
Rank this Week: 238

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

Covers accident and injury law. By Sheila B. Scheuerman and Christopher J. Robinette.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 24

    ALI Update: Intentional Torts, Liability Insurance

    ALI Update: Intentional Torts, Liability Insurance
    In the past week, I have had posts about the ALI's votes on two Restatement projects. On Monday, the membership reviewed the Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons (Reporters Ken Simons and Jonathan Cardi). The…
  • May 23

    Thomas on the Duty to Settle and Bad Faith in the Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance

    Thomas on the Duty to Settle and Bad Faith in the Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance
    Today the ALI's membership will be asked to review the proposed final draft of the Restatement of the Law, Liability Insurance for approval. Jeffrey Thomas has a piece examining a portion of the Restatement entitled Extra-Contractual…
  • May 22

    Sharkey on Preemption

    Sharkey on Preemption
    Cathy Sharkey has posted to SSRN The Anti-Deference Pro-Preemption Paradox at the U.S. Supreme Court: The Business Community Weighs In. The abstract provides: Two indicia of the Roberts Court’s alleged pro-business leanings are, first, its…
Rank this Week: 133

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 24

    Veteran ASP Spotlight: Amy L. Jarmon

    Veteran ASP Spotlight: Amy L. Jarmon
    Amy Jarmon is among other things, Editor of the Law School Academic Support Blog. I cannot recall the circumstances surrounding my first encounter with Amy but she is a staple of the ASP community. I have seen her at practically...
  • May 23

    Learning Curve: Call for Proposal

    Learning Curve: Call for Proposal
    Dear Friends & Colleagues: On behalf of ...
  • May 22

    Northeastern Director of Academic Success Program Position

    Northeastern Director of Academic Success Program Position
    Northeastern is searching for a new Director of the Academic Success Program. The position is being advertised as a non-tenure-track faculty position (Associate Teaching Professor) and as an Assistant Dean/Director of the Academic Success…
Rank this Week: 676

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

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

    Trump Budget Would Abandon Public Education for Private Choice

    Trump Budget Would Abandon Public Education for Private Choice
    Trump budget would abandon public education for private choice Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and President Donald Trump participate in a round-table discussion during a visit to Saint Andrew Catholic School in Miami. AP Photo/Alex…
  • May 24

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness in the Administration’s Crosshairs By Jonathan D. Glater

    Public Service Loan Forgiveness in the Administration’s Crosshairs By Jonathan D. Glater
    It is just a few pages in the Trump Administration’s budget proposal, but to student borrowers and indebted graduates toiling in public interest jobs that they entered because they expected to have their loans forgiven, they are pages that…
  • May 19

    New Study Finds That Bullying Remains High at School, But Has Declined Over Time

    New Study Finds That Bullying Remains High at School, But Has Declined Over Time
    A new study on bullying at school offers both good and bad news. The bad news is that bullying remains a constant aspect of daily life for many students at school. Anywhere from 13 to 29 percent of students report being bullied in the last…
Rank this Week: 3786

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    A New Tax, Proposed But Rejected . . . Until?

    A New Tax, Proposed But Rejected . . . Until?
    Last week, a reader asked me if I was aware of a tax proposal in Oregon. I was not. The tax, proposed in Oregon House Bill 2877 would have been imposed on motor vehicles 20 years old or older, at the rate of $1,000 every five years. Called an…
  • May 22

    Running Out of Sin Taxe

    Running Out of Sin Taxe
    A few months ago, in If You Want a Professional Sports Team, Pay For It Yourselves; Don’t Grab Tax Dollars, I criticized a major league soccer ownership group for trying to get taxpayers in St. Louis and in Missouri to foot part of the…
  • May 19

    No Tax Benefit for Being Nice

    No Tax Benefit for Being Nice
    Sometimes people decide to do something nice, in a monetary way, and then discover that there is no tax benefit for doing so. If there is a tax benefit, it exists for the recipient of the gesture. For example, a person who makes a gift to a…
Rank this Week: 483

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    More Details on Gray Divorce

    More Details on Gray Divorce
    From Naomi Cahn (George Washington University Law School) & June Carbone (University of Minnesota Law School), writing for the Institute for Family Studies: As we found when looking through a range of studies, divorce risk is not evenly…
  • May 23

    Open Marriage

    Open Marriage
    Are open marriages happier ones? The New York Times looks into the question here.
  • May 22

    Oral Arguments Today in 7th Circuit

    Oral Arguments Today in 7th Circuit
    From Indiana Lawyer: The 7th Circuit Court of Appeals has scheduled oral arguments in Indiana’s birth certificate dispute for next month. A three-judge panel will hear the case, Ashlee Henderson et al. v. Jerome M. Adams, 17-1141, at 9:30…
Rank this Week: 139

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    Trump In Israel Calls For End To Sectarian Conflict In Middle East

    Trump In Israel Calls For End To Sectarian Conflict In Middle East
    During his trip to the Middle East, yesterday President Trump delivered an address (full text) at the Israel Museum in which he framed a call for a political settlement in religious terms.  The President said in part:Today, gathered with…
  • May 24

    Priest Sex Abuse Suit Filed Against Guam Archdiocese

    Priest Sex Abuse Suit Filed Against Guam Archdiocese
    On Monday, a 49-year old man filed suit in a Guam federal district court against the Catholic Archdiocese of Agana seeking $5 million in damages for sexual abuse he suffered in a Guam church in 1982 when he was an altar boy.  The…
  • May 24

    Church Awarded $1.35M For Loss Stemming From Overbroad Zoning Restriction

    Church Awarded $1.35M For Loss Stemming From Overbroad Zoning Restriction
    In Riverside Church v. City of  St.Michael, (D MN, May 22, 2017), a Minnesota federal district court awarded damages of $1,354,595 to a church which was prevented by city zoning ordinances from acquiring a vacant movie theater…
Rank this Week: 23

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 24

    LA Times Series on the Brain and Alzheimer'

    LA Times Series on the Brain and Alzheimer'
    Kaiser Health News ran a story about a series from the LA Times on Alzheimer's. The LA Times did a 3-part series on the brain and Alzheimer's. The first story focused on when the brain begins to be affected, the...
  • May 23

    Loneliness Doesn't Have to Be Permanent.

    Loneliness Doesn't Have to Be Permanent.
    Kaiser Health News ran a story about the impact of loneliness in elders. Like Hunger Or Thirst, Loneliness In Seniors Can Be Eased explains that loneliness is "fixable". [L]oneliness is the exception rather than the rule in later…
  • May 23

    Growing Opposition to Consolidation of Departments of Aging into Other State Department

    Growing Opposition to Consolidation of Departments of Aging into Other State Department
    As I reported here for the first time recently, Pennsylvania's Governor Wolf has proposed consolidation -- or as he prefers to call it -- unification -- of four separate administrative agencies, the Departments of Aging, Health, Human…
Rank this Week: 184

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 23

    The Importance of Reading between the Lines: Strasbourg’s Case for 24

    The Importance of Reading between the Lines: Strasbourg’s Case for 24
    In February this year, Slovenia legalized same-sex marriage. From a European standpoint, this may not seem particularly ground-breaking considering that the Netherlands legalized same-sex marriage in 2001. However, marriage equality has been…
  • May 17

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order in collaboration with the Faculty of Law welcome 20 young scholars working in the area of International Law and…
  • May 17

    On the Job! Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway

    On the Job! Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway
    On the Job! compiles interesting vacancy notices, as follows: ► Applications are welcome from for the position of Director of the Indiana University Mexico Gateway.  The holder of this position will principally work from the…
Rank this Week: 40