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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/
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Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

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

http://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    Ebola Scare for Pet

    Ebola Scare for Pet
    Nicole Miraglia Following the death of the first patient diagnosed with the Ebola virus in the United States, the news has been revolving around the outbreak in West Africa and the possible implications for the rest of the world. There are…
  • Oct 18

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ~The Lorax The students were looking forward to my visit, the teacher revealed…
  • Oct 18

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?

    Cosmetics testing on animals: Do you know as much as an 8th grader?
    Kathleen Stachowski   Other Nations “Unless someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It’s not.”  ~The Lorax The students were looking forward to my visit, the teacher revealed…
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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Oct 20

    [Orin Kerr] Supreme Court grants cert in hotel inspection case

    [Orin Kerr] Supreme Court grants cert in hotel inspection case
    The Supreme Court has granted cert in City of Los Angeles v. Patel, a Fourth Amendment case about facial vs. applied challenges. I have blogged about Patel twice before. In 2012, I posted “Fourth Amendment Facial Challenges and Access…
  • Oct 20

    [Eugene Volokh] Idaho city ordinance bans distribution of Bible to children

    [Eugene Volokh] Idaho city ordinance bans distribution of Bible to children
    Okay, I confess, it’s not just the Bible. The Rupert, Idaho ordinance is from 1960, and it reads, A. Purpose: The purpose of this section is to promote the general welfare, good morals and safety of the inhabitants of the city, and…
  • Oct 20

    [Ilya Somin] Does Justice Thomas support the Supreme Court’s notorious Korematsu decision?

    [Ilya Somin] Does Justice Thomas support the Supreme Court’s notorious Korematsu decision?
    In an interesting recent article, and a post at Prawfsblawg, legal scholar Mark Kende argues that Justice Clarence Thomas approves of Korematsu v. United States, the notorious 1944 Supreme Court decision that upheld the internment of over…
Rank this Week: 9

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 14

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

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

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Oct 20

    Ebola is the New Black

    Ebola is the New Black
    Ok, not really, but I figured it was a catchier title than “Ebola is the new paranoia for the stupid genetic refuse that proves that Idiocracy was not just a movie, but a prophecy.” That would just not do as a headline. But, I…
  • Oct 16

    Your Kids’ Facebook Activities Can Subject You to Liability (But See 47 U.S.C. § 230?)

    Your Kids’ Facebook Activities Can Subject You to Liability (But See 47 U.S.C. § 230?)
    As a general rule, parents are not liable for their childrens’ actions simply by virtue of the fact that they are the kid’s parents. (I wish it were different, as that might put a leash on our idiocracy devolution, but sigh). That…
  • Oct 16

    Flori-duh. Thank you, again.

    Flori-duh. Thank you, again.
    Governor Rick Scott refused to debate Charlie Crist (at least for a while) because Crist had a fan in the podium. Depending on who you believe, Scott cited a rule that prohibited “electronics” in the podium, or there was a rule…
Rank this Week: 180

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Oct 20

    Today in Attack Ads: Dan Patrick of Texa

    Today in Attack Ads: Dan Patrick of Texa
    Dan Patrick is running for Liutenant Governor of Texas. And he wants you to know that "ISIS terrorists threaten to cross our border and kill Americans." The only thing standing in their way? "The Texas Rangers and National…
  • Oct 20

    Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director

    Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director
    Photo courtesy of IMDb Mike Nichols From Germany | Film and Theater Director Born in Berlin in 1931, the renowned film and theater director Mike Nichols began his career as an actor in a comedy troupe before making his Tony...
  • Oct 20

    RIP Elizabeth Pena (1959-2014)

    RIP Elizabeth Pena (1959-2014)
    We recently learned of the loss of Elizabeth Peña, a Cuban-American actress who appeared in such major studio pictures as “Rush Hour” and La Bamba, independent films including John Sayles’ generational drama “Lone Star,” and a host…
Rank this Week: 16

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/
  • Oct 20

    Hillman on Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores & Bill Whitford

    Hillman on Hoffman v. Red Owl Stores & Bill Whitford
    Robert A. Hillman (Cornell Law School) has posted Precedent in Contract Cases and the Importance(?) of the Whole Story on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I am honored to contribute to this symposium in honor of Bill Whitford. I have...
  • Oct 20

    Lamkin on Medical Technologies & Shaping Identity

    Lamkin on Medical Technologies & Shaping Identity
    Matt Lamkin (University of Tulsa College of Law) has posted Regulating Identity: Medical Regulation as Social Control on SSRN. Here is the abstract: New biomedical technologies offer growing opportunities not only to prevent and treat…
  • Oct 20

    Ouellette on Patentable Subject Matter & Innovation Incentives Outside Patent Law

    Ouellette on Patentable Subject Matter & Innovation Incentives Outside Patent Law
    Lisa Larrimore Ouellette (Stanford Law School) has posted Patentable Subject Matter and Non-Patent Innovation Incentives (U.C. Irvine Law Review, Vol. 5 (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In four patentable subject matter…
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Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Oct 20

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The US-led coalition fighting against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launched new airstrikes in Kobani, a Syrian town along the Syrian-Turkish border. Reuters reports on the airstrikes. CNN reports that at least 70 ISIS…
  • Oct 20

    Chertoff Ties Visa Waiver Program With Surveillance Tool

    Chertoff Ties Visa Waiver Program With Surveillance Tool
    In a recent speech at The Heritage Foundation, former Secretary of Homeland Security Michael Chertoff made the case for continuing the Visa Waiver Program (VWP). On the surface, his speech addressed only why the United States should keep and…
  • Oct 19

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Monday, October 20th at 3 pm: The Brookings Institution will host a panel discussion on US-Russia Relations: Beyond the Crisis in Ukraine. Victoria Panova, Steven…
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The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Oct 20

    Impacts of Recent Developments on Use of Adjunct

    Impacts of Recent Developments on Use of Adjunct
    It’s an important time to analyze the impacts on the use of adjuncts of the downturn in law school enrollment and of the Post Macrate Report efforts to change law schools and perhaps reduce the costs. Historically, financial expediency…
  • Oct 20

    Welcome David Lander To The Lounge

    Welcome David Lander To The Lounge
    We're pleased to welcome David Lander for a visit to the Lounge. David is a long-time adjunct professor for Saint Louis University School of Law where he teaches courses in bankruptcy, economic justice, and the history, impacts and regulation…
  • Oct 19

    Journal Legal Education: Call for Essay Review

    Journal Legal Education: Call for Essay Review
    I'm delighted to report that the Journal of Legal Education has issued a call for book reviews and book review proposals. Cribbing now from their proposal: The Journal of Legal Educaiton (JLE) believes that review essays constitute an…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Oct 20

    Treasury Report Asks IRS to Write Clearer

    Treasury Report Asks IRS to Write Clearer
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration has written a report that calls on the IRS to use clearer writing in letters and notices that are more understandable to taxpayers. As the report points out, not only does this request...
  • Oct 20

    Documents Faked to Steal from Dead Woman

    Documents Faked to Steal from Dead Woman
    Philadelphia resident Dorothy Kennedy died at age 79 without any heirs in 2010. Her property, including her house and car, were going to pass to the state, but instead her neighbor, Romanoff Quarlas, concocted an elaborate scheme with the…
  • Oct 20

    Book Review: Capacity and Undue Influence

    Book Review: Capacity and Undue Influence
    Stan Rule has written a review on John E. S. Poyser's book entitled, Capacity and Undue Influence. Provided below is an excerpt from the review: John E. S. Poyser has written a remarkable textbook, Capacity and Undue Influence, published…
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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

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    No Backing Down by NFL agent Sean Stellato

    No Backing Down by NFL agent Sean Stellato
    Last year at a conference I met Sean Stellato, an NFL agent based in Massachusetts. Sean has over a dozen clients on the Patriots and other NFL teams. Sean has since become an insightful and candid mentor to my UNH Law students who are…
  • Oct 18

    Not So Fast on NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Hearing Loom

    Not So Fast on NJ Sports Betting; Injunction Hearing Loom
    With yesterday's bombshell announcement that New Jersey Governor Chris Christie signed legislation partially repealing the state-law prohibition against sports wagering and withdrew his federal court motion seeking to clarify and/or…
  • Oct 16

    Jameis Winston, FSU's Student Code and Due Proce

    Jameis Winston, FSU's Student Code and Due Proce
    In a new SI.com article, I look at the many reasons why Jameis Winston should be worried about a university hearing and what legal options he has to stop it. I interviewed several top legal minds for this story, including Daniel Wallach, Erin…
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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: 33

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/
  • Oct 20

    Amazon on Amazon

    Amazon on Amazon
    It turns out that Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has three questions that he asks his managers to think about before hiring someone. If I ever were to meet Bezos, I guess here is the one question I would ask him....
  • Oct 17

    Congratulations Judge Anand

    Congratulations Judge Anand
    Congratulations to my former colleague, then Dean of Saskatchewan College of Law, and now Judge Sanjeev Anand on his appointment to the Provincial Court of Saskatchewan.
  • Oct 17

    Make that marriage last

    Make that marriage last
    Want your marriage to last (longer)? Then spend less on the ring and have more people attend the ceremony. Well, its a bit more nuanced then that, so you will have to read this paper by two Emory University economists...
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Oct 20

    Hitching Post Wedding Chapel ordered to perform same sex marriages « Hot Air

    Hitching Post Wedding Chapel ordered to perform same sex marriages « Hot Air
    City officials in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho have informed two ordained ministers that they must perform same sex marriages or face jail time and a fine. via hotair.com
  • Oct 20

    The Federalist Society Caves to “Rape Culture” Orthodoxy | Minding The Campu

    The Federalist Society Caves to “Rape Culture” Orthodoxy | Minding The Campu
    I know that this isn’t a free speech issue. The Federalist Society, like any other organization, is within its rights to decide what speakers to sponsor. There was no breach of contract, only of basic courtesy. Yet, given that the...
  • Oct 20

    How Obama Transformed the Federal Judiciary

    How Obama Transformed the Federal Judiciary
    he transformation of the D.C. Circuit has been replicated in federal courts around the country. Obama has had two hundred and eighty judges confirmed, which represents about a third of the federal judiciary. Two of his choices, Sonia…
Rank this Week: 88

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    New Issue: Revista Tribuna Internacional

    New Issue: Revista Tribuna Internacional
    The latest issue of Revista Tribuna Internacional (Vol. 3, Número especial, 2014) is out. Contents include:Eduardo Vargas Carreño, La Corte Internacional de Justicia: su organización y competencia Jaime Lagos Erazo,…
  • Oct 20

    Symposium: La dynamique du système des traités de l’ONU en matière de droits de l’homme

    Symposium: La dynamique du système des traités de l’ONU en matière de droits de l’homme
    On November 10, 2014, the Centre de recherche sur les droits de l’homme et le droit humanitaire at the Université Panthéon-Assas (Paris II) will host a symposium on "La dynamique du système des traités de…
  • Oct 20

    Wheatley: Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law

    Wheatley: Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law
    Steven Wheatley (Univ. of Lancaster - Law) has posted Modelling Democratic Secession in International Law (in Nationalism and Globalisation: New Settings, New Challenges, Stephen Tierney ed., forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The objective of…
Rank this Week: 58

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/
  • Oct 20

    Job Opening: University of Detroit Mercy

    Job Opening: University of Detroit Mercy
    The University of Detroit Mercy School of Law is looking for someone to teach commercial or business law courses. A copy of the job listing is here.
  • Oct 20

    Will We Ever Have a Crowdfunding Exemption?

    Will We Ever Have a Crowdfunding Exemption?
    928 days. That’s how long we’ve been waiting for the SEC's exemption for crowdfunded securities offerings. The JOBS Act, which authorized the crowdfunding exemption, was signed by President Obama on April 5, 2012. The act required the SEC…
  • Oct 19

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 19, 2014)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 19, 2014)
    Proxy season brings ‘fundamental shift’ in shareholder resolution trends: http://t.co/a5UiR9aV31 by @IRMagazine— Dennard Lascar (@DennardLascar) October 15, 2014 SEC: "This marks the first high frequency trading manipulation…
Rank this Week: 86

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Oct 20

    Supporting Open Access at the Osgoode Hall Law School

    Supporting Open Access at the Osgoode Hall Law School
    It’s Open Access Week this week, an opportunity to highlight efforts to promote, facilitate and otherwise support access to cultural, scientific and legal information. If you’re on campus at York University this Friday…
  • Oct 20

    14th Century Legislation, as Amended.

    14th Century Legislation, as Amended.
    A distinguished Ontario litigator I know has made it a personal rule never to cite a case that was reported before the year he was called to the bar. The British Foreign Secretary Phillip Hammond might want to enquire whether any of the…
  • Oct 20

    Risk Management Revisited

    Risk Management Revisited
    In November of 2011, I wrote a column on the value of risk management for law firms and put forward the proposition that “[d]espite th[e] considerable grounding in working with risk and counseling clients on methods to minimize and…
Rank this Week: 29

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Oct 20

    Operation Protective Edge: Legal and Political Implications of ICC Prosecution

    Operation Protective Edge: Legal and Political Implications of ICC Prosecution
    George Mason University’s Middle East Studies Program, Global Programs, New Century College (NCC) and the Trans-Arab Research Institute welcome four international law experts to discuss the political and legal implications of an…
  • Oct 19

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”

    Georgia Law convenes D.C. workshop on “International Law as Behavior”
    Kudos to my Georgia Law colleague Harlan G. Cohen for organizing what promises to be a superb conference on “International Law as Behavior,” a daylong presentation of papers that will lead to a same-named essay volume. Convened by…
  • Oct 17

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security

    Pollution, brain tumors, children . . . and national security
    “If Al Qaeda sent a team of sleeper cells to poison our groundwater and release toxic materials into the air, people would go nuts. It would be an act of war,” Dycus notes. “But if we do it to ourselves in the name of…
Rank this Week: 41

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Lerner on Originalism's Failure to Preserve Civil Jury Trial

    Lerner on Originalism's Failure to Preserve Civil Jury Trial
    Renee Lettow Lerner, George Washington University Law School, has posted The Failure of Originalism in Preserving Constitutional Rights to Civil Jury Trial, which appears in the William & Mary Bill of Rights 28 (2014): 811-80.  Here…
  • Oct 19

    New Release: Probert, ed., "Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012"

    New Release: Probert, ed., "Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012"
    New from Palgrave Macmillan: Cohabitation and Non-Marital Births in England and Wales, 1600-2012 (June 2014), edited by Rebecca Probert (University of Warwick). The Press explains: Today, almost half of all children are born outside marriage,…
  • Oct 19

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    The History Roll has a review of Kurt T. Lash's The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship (Cambridge University Press)."It does not definitively settle the debate over the nascent Fourteenth…
Rank this Week: 61

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • Oct 20

    How Corporate Canada Rejected the Canadian Government’s Plan to Combat Patent Troll

    How Corporate Canada Rejected the Canadian Government’s Plan to Combat Patent Troll
    The Internet Association, a U.S.-based industry association that counts most of the biggest names in the Internet economy as its members (including Google, Amazon, eBay, Facebook, Netflix, and Yahoo), recently released a policy paper on how…
  • Oct 20

    How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reform

    How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reform
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on October 18, 2014 as How Canadian Business Chilled Patent Troll Reforms The Internet Association, a U.S.-based industry association that counts most of the biggest names in the Internet economy as its members…
  • Oct 16

    New TPP Leak: Canada Emerges as Leading Opponent of U.S. Intellectual Property Demand

    New TPP Leak: Canada Emerges as Leading Opponent of U.S. Intellectual Property Demand
    This morning Wikileaks released an updated leaked version of the draft Trans Pacific Partnership intellectual property chapter. The latest leak dates from May 2014 (the previous leak was current to August 2013. I assessed it in posts here,…
Rank this Week: 43

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/
  • Oct 20

    Law School Hiring, 2014-2015, Thread Two

    Law School Hiring, 2014-2015, Thread Two
    Please leave comments on this thread regarding whether you have received: (a) a callback from a law school and/or accepted it; or (b) an offer from a law school and/or accepted it; feel free to also leave details about the offer, including…
  • Oct 19

    An Op-Ed on Alabama's Amendment One

    An Op-Ed on Alabama's Amendment One
    Here's an op-ed from the local paper, the Tuscaloosa News, discussing a state constitutional amendment that is on the Alabama ballot next month. That amendment, which bars the application or enforcement of "foreign" law (including…
  • Oct 19

    Audio at Oyez

    Audio at Oyez
    Does anyone know why Oyez no longer offers audio of SCOTUS arguments with the transcript embedded into the audio (Compare this audio from last term with one from this term)? It was a great feature that made reviewing arguments easier and more…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Oct 20

    Mitigation Avoids Disbarment

    Mitigation Avoids Disbarment
    A three year suspension was imposed by the Louisiana Supreme Court on a lawyer on these findings The record in this consolidated matter supports the hearing committees’ factual findings, as modified by the disciplinary board. Respondent…
  • Oct 18

    In And Out

    In And Out
    The Louisiana Supreme Court decided a number of bar admission matters last week. The court granted admission to an applicant who had a prior history as a civilian and in the military. The Committee on Bar Admissions ("Committee")…
  • Oct 17

    Credible Self-Regulation

    Credible Self-Regulation
    Any credible disciplinary system requires that a complained-about attorney provide substantive and meaningful cooperation with the bar investigation. Failure to cooperate is treated as conduct prejudicial to the administration of justice. New…
Rank this Week: 59

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Oct 20

    Australian Airlines Discrimination against Men

    Australian Airlines Discrimination against Men
    The story is old (two years, now), but intriguing, and I haven't found any news to indicate a change in policy. One Qantas passenger said he felt he had been branded a "kiddie fiddler" after he was asked to move...<img…
  • Oct 20

    Hotel Housekeepers at "Great Risk" of Sexual Assault

    Hotel Housekeepers at "Great Risk" of Sexual Assault
    From the New Republic: When Dominique Strauss-Kahn was accused of assaulting Nafissatou Diallo, the maid who was sent to clean his hotel room, hospitality workers thought the story seemed all-too-plausible. In a New York Times op-ed, Jacob…
  • Oct 18

    Books: A History of Women in Law and Lawmaking in Europe

    Books: A History of Women in Law and Lawmaking in Europe
    Eva Schandevyl (Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium), ed., Women in Law and Lawmaking in Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Europe (Sept. 2014) Exploring the relationship between gender and law in Europe from the nineteenth century to present,…
Rank this Week: 4518

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Oct 20

    New Report on Complying with Anti-bullying Legislation

    New Report on Complying with Anti-bullying Legislation
    The DC Office of Human Rights' (OHR) report on bullying in DC schools is now available. Its particular focus is an assessment of schools' compliance with the District's 2012 anti-bullying law, which required that schools adopt specific…
  • Oct 17

    Housing Vouchers/Assistance versus Education Voucher

    Housing Vouchers/Assistance versus Education Voucher
    The Center for Budget and Policy Priorities does not frame it exactly the way I did in this post title, but its new report, Creating Opportunity for Children: How Housing Location Can Make a Difference, makes a strong case for housing…
  • Oct 17

    Street Protests in Philadelphia over Teachers' Union Contract

    Street Protests in Philadelphia over Teachers' Union Contract
    Protestors blocked Philadelphia's Broad Street this week to object to the Philadelphia School Reform Commission's unilateral cancellation of teachers' union contacts earlier this month over whether teachers must pay for their health care.…
Rank this Week: 4499

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Oct 20

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason

    ICC and Palestine Event at George Mason
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller The event at George Mason University on the ICC and Palestine is today. Here, again, is the flyer: If you cannot attend, the live-stream link is here.
  • Oct 19

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, October 20, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa The top U.N. human rights official in the Democratic Republic of Congo has left the country…
  • Oct 19

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue

    Ebola will be a Chapter VII issue
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Right now, the Ebola virus is spreading across the Africa, and the ability of the most affected states – Sierra Leone, Liberia, and Guinea – to stop and contain the virus is very much in…
Rank this Week: 55

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/
  • Oct 20

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break

    Putting the Brakes on Tax Break
    Philadelphia City Council has approved legislation giving yet another tax break to employers. According to this story, city officials are using a tax break to do what state law prohibits them from doing directly. They want private sector…
  • Oct 17

    Fighting Over Pie or Baking Pie?

    Fighting Over Pie or Baking Pie?
    Four months ago, in When the Poor Need Help, Give Tax Dollars to the Rich, I criticized the decision by New Jersey’s Governor Christie to dish out tax credits to the Philadelphia 76ers in return for the team moving its practice facility…
  • Oct 15

    A Bad Tax Pun

    A Bad Tax Pun
    I like puns, and word games. The other day I came across one that meshed with taxation. It’s bad, so it’s appropriate for hump day.We know that taxes are used both to discourage activities on which society allegedly frowns, as…
Rank this Week: 451

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairne

    Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairne
    Bjorn Bartling, Manuel Grieder and Christian Zehnder argue to Let the market decide: an experimental study of competition and fairness. ABSTRACT: Is competition perceived as a fair procedure? We report data from laboratory experiments where a…
  • Oct 20

    Who Killed the Nokia Phone?

    Who Killed the Nokia Phone?
    Pekka Nykanen and Marina Salminen have an op-ed in which they ask Who Killed the Nokia Phone?
  • Oct 20

    Patent Protection as a Tax on Competition and Innovation

    Patent Protection as a Tax on Competition and Innovation
    Pedro Bento (West Virginia University, College of Business and Economics) explores Patent Protection as a Tax on Competition and Innovation. ABSTRACT: I introduce patents into a general equilibrium model of innovation, where innovators choose…
Rank this Week: 22

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Oct 20

    Parisi et al. on Deterrence in Ancient Law

    Parisi et al. on Deterrence in Ancient Law
    Francesco Parisi, Daniel Pi, Barbara Luppi, and Iole Fargnoli have posted to SSRN Deterrence of Wrongdoing in Ancient Law. The abstract provides: Ancient laws addressed all types of wrongdoing with a single set of remedies that over time…
  • Oct 17

    Another Study Undermines Claims of Defensive Medicine

    Another Study Undermines Claims of Defensive Medicine
    A new study by the RAND Corporation has failed to find evidence of widespread defensive medicine. The study covers three states that raised the malpractice standard in ER cases: Texas, South Carolina, and Georgia. Reforms in Texas and South…
  • Oct 16

    SC: $97M Verdict in Officer Shooting Death Case

    SC: $97M Verdict in Officer Shooting Death Case
    Yesterday, a federal court in Charleston awarded the family of the former mayor of Cottageville, SC $97M for his shooting death at the hands of a police officer. The award includes $7.5M in compensatory damages, $60M in punies against the...
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan

    The Federal Reserve, the Virtual Private Network and the Zeus Trojan
    This post examines an opinion a U.S. District Court Judgewho sits in the U.S. District of Minnesota recently issued in a civil suit:  State Bank of Bellingham v. BancInsure, Inc., 2014 WL 4829184 (2014) (“State Bank v.…
  • Oct 17

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule

    GPS Tracking, the 4th Amendment and the Exclusionary Rule
    After a federal grand jury indicted Henry Stephens “for being a felon in possession of a firearm on May 16, 2011, in violation of 18 U.S. Code § 922(g)(1)”, he filed a motion to suppress certain evidence.  U.S. v.…
  • Oct 14

    Hard Drives, "Containers" and Private Searche

    Hard Drives, "Containers" and Private Searche
    The 4th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution gives citizens a right to be free from “unreasonable searches and seizures”.  As I have explained in prior posts, and as Wikipedia also explains, the standard the Supreme Court has…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Oct 20

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce

    Link Between $ Spent on Wedding and Divorce
    From the Independent: A new study in the US has found that the more people spend on their weddings and engagement rings, the more likely they are to divorce. Economic professors at Emory University carried out a study on over...
  • Oct 18

    Owning Up

    Owning Up
    From the Telegraph: Wives who cheat on their husbands are more likely to own up to infidelity because they are more pragmatic – and less proud – than men, divorce lawyers say. The steady rise in the numbers of women...
  • Oct 17

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine

    Lack of Divorce in the Philippine
    From CNN: When Rowena Festin leaves her job as a congressional aide in Quezon City, Metro Manila each day, she returns home to three children and a husband. But her marriage, like many others in the Philippines, exists in name...
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Oct 20

    Gupta: Will eBay's Spinoff of PayPal Result in an Inversion?

    Gupta: Will eBay's Spinoff of PayPal Result in an Inversion?
    Ajay Gupta (Tax Analysts), Will PayPal's Spinoff End in an Inversion -- or Two?, 76 Tax Notes Int'l 188 (Oct. 20, 2014): Ajay Gupta discusses how Treasury's anti-inversion guidance [Notice 2014-52] could affect PayPal's announced spinoff from…
  • Oct 20

    Call for Book Reviews: Journal of Legal Education

    Call for Book Reviews: Journal of Legal Education
    The Journal of Legal Education has issued a call for book review essays and book review essay proposals: The Journal of Legal Education, the official scholarly publication of the Association of American Law Schools, solicits submission of…
  • Oct 20

    Washington & Lee Seeks to Hire Tax Clinic Visitor for Fall 2015

    Washington &amp; Lee Seeks to Hire Tax Clinic Visitor for Fall 2015
    The Washington and Lee University School of Law invites applications for a Visiting Professor and Interim Director of its Tax Clinic for the Fall 2015 semester: The visitor would supervise and manage the school’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic.…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 20

    Malaysian State Says It Will Enforce Mosque Attendance Law

    Malaysian State Says It Will Enforce Mosque Attendance Law
    Lawyers for Liberty (LFL) issued a statement today opposing the announced plans of the government of the Malaysian state of Kelatan to enforce a provision of a 1994 law that criminalizes the failure of Muslim men to go for Friday prayers…
  • Oct 20

    From SSRN:Nicholas Aroney, Freedom of…

    From SSRN:Nicholas Aroney, Freedom of Religion as an Associational Right, (University of Queensland Law Journal, Vol. 33, No. 1, pp. 153-186, 2014).Hamid Harasani, Islamic Law as a Comparable Model in Comparative Legal Research: Devising a…
  • Oct 19

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Carter v. Davis, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 148037 (ED VA, Oct. 16, 2014), a Virginia federal district court dismissed, with leave to amend, an inmate's complaint that he was removed from the Common Fare diet which made it impossible for him to…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Oct 20

    How an Ordinary Case Becomes a Great Case

    How an Ordinary Case Becomes a Great Case
    By Michael DorfMy most recent Verdict column compares the cert denials in the same-sex marriage cases to the series of per curiam decisions issued by the SCOTUS after Brown v. Board of Education, in which the Court summarily affirmed the…
  • Oct 17

    Stop and Frisk Appeal, The Sequel

    Stop and Frisk Appeal, The Sequel
    By Anil Kalhan Were any of you feeling a sense of déjà vu on Wednesday? For the second time in as many Octobers, a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit consisting of Judges José A. Cabranes, John M.…
  • Oct 15

    Witness Incompetence

    Witness Incompetence
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss Ohio v. Clark, a case that the U.S. Supreme Court recently agreed to review during the coming term.  Clark raises questions about when the introduction of out-of-court…
Rank this Week: 231

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/
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

Edited by Kim Dayton, Rebecca C. Morgan and Katherine C. Pearson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Oct 20

    Improvements Coming to Nursing Home Compare

    Improvements Coming to Nursing Home Compare
    Earlier this month, CMS announced that it was going to update and improve the Nursing Home Compare site, which should result in more accurate information available for consumers. According to the October 6, 2014 press release, "the…
  • Oct 17

    Watch the Arizona Election for This Proposal

    Watch the Arizona Election for This Proposal
    With the mid-term elections in a few weeks away, there are some interesting proposals to watch, according to a series in Governing. A story that was published on October 16, 2014 focused on Arizona. Arizona Tests Popularity of the Dying's...
  • Oct 16

    White House Conference on Aging Website Launch

    White House Conference on Aging Website Launch
    Planning for the 2015 White House Conference on Aging (WHCOA) is in full swing. The website has been launched and there is also a WHCOA blog available. You can also sign up for email updates to stay in the loop...
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Oct 20

    Super Expensive House Built on Wrong Lot

    Super Expensive House Built on Wrong Lot
    Throw in some adverse possession and we'd have ourselves a law school exam: Six months after building a large custom house with an ocean view, Missouri residents Mark and Brenda Voss learned of a big problem – it's on the...
  • Oct 20

    Zywicki on Fixed-Rate Mortgage

    Zywicki on Fixed-Rate Mortgage
    Todd Zywicki (George Mason) has posted The Behavioral Law and Economics of Fixed-Rate Mortgages (and Other Just-So Stories) (Supreme Court Economic Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: A major cause of the recent financial crisis was the…
  • Oct 15

    Space Law!

    Space Law!
    Slate covers the burgeoning field of mining rights in outer space: Current efforts to clarify the legal status of asteroid-mined resources, if approached the wrong way, she says, could guarantee Arctic-like international disputes over future…
Rank this Week: 91

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/
  • Oct 20

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II

    Costs and Consequences of Climate Change: Land Use Climate Change Bubbles: Part II
    The following is excerpted from Land Use and Climate Change Bubbles: Resilience, Retreat, and Due Diligence by Prof. John R. Nolon. For the first post on this topic, click here. “The financial crisis of…2008 was not a single event but...
  • Oct 17

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case

    New York's Highest Court Denies Industry Motion to Revive Fracking Case
    Sarah J. Adams-Schoen has a nice summary of a recent, important New York fracking case on her blog. She has agreed to let us re-post it here: Yesterday, New York’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, denied a last-ditch industry...
  • Oct 16

    Creating a Resilience Index for ecosystems and communitie

    Creating a Resilience Index for ecosystems and communitie
    This week the Council on Climate Preparedness and Resilience issued a major report entitled Enhancing the Climate Resilience of America’s Natural Resources. There is much worth dipping into. Among the ideas I found most interesting was an…
Rank this Week: 161

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/
  • Oct 20

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice

    New Jersey Supreme Court Refuses Enforcement of Arbitration Provision Due to Lack of Notice
    In Atalese v. U.S. Legal Services Group, LP, Patricia Atalese, contracted with U.S. Legal Services Group, L.P. (LSG), for debt-adjustment services. The contract contained an arbitration provision, but the provision did not mention that…
  • Oct 17

    Documentary on Forced Arbitration

    Documentary on Forced Arbitration
    The Alliance for Justice has released a documentary on forced arbitration called Lost in the Fine Print. It's very well-done, highly watchable (meaning your students will stay awake and off Facebook during a viewing), and educational. I…
  • Oct 14

    Want to make sandwiches? First, sign this non-compete...

    Want to make sandwiches? First, sign this non-compete...
    Jimmy John's, a sandwich chain that frankly I had never heard of but which has over 2,000 franchise locations, apparently makes its employees sign pretty extensive confidentiality and non-compete agreements , as reported by Bob Sullivan and…
Rank this Week: 127

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Oct 20

    The Fundamental Nature of Title VII

    The Fundamental Nature of Title VII
    Professor Maria Linda Ontiveros of the University of San Francisco School of Law has just posted a new article, The Fundamental Nature of Title VII, on SSRN. In the article, Professor Ontiveros models the relevance of human rights law to...
  • Oct 17

    Affirmative Action in South Africa

    Affirmative Action in South Africa
    On our sister Human Rights blog, the Oxford Human Rights Hub, Barrister Andrew Wheeler recently published an interesting analysis of South African Police Service v. Solidarity obo Barnard, a decision of the South African Constitutional Court.…
  • Oct 16

    Vanita Gupta and Human Right

    Vanita Gupta and Human Right
    Vanita Gupta, the newly appointed (and soon to be formally nominated) Acting Director of the Civil Rights Division of the Department of Justice, will likely have an important role to play in the upcoming Universal Periodic Review of the…
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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/
  • Oct 20

    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum

    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum
    Beg Borrow or Steal: Ten Lessons Law Schools Can Learn from Other Educational Programs in Evaluating Their Curriculum by Debra Moss Curtis. Abstract: It is indisputable that law schools are clamoring for and working toward change in their…
  • Oct 19

    Why clients should embrace the billable hour

    Why clients should embrace the billable hour
    A new article accepted for publication by the Journal of the Legal Professional and just posted to SSRN argues that clients should learn to stop worrying and love the billable hour (to borrow from Mr. Kubrick). The author, Jonathan Choi...
  • Oct 19

    Why Do Americans and Brits Spell Words Differently?

    Why Do Americans and Brits Spell Words Differently?
    From Anglophenia, here is a 3 minute video offering the history of British and American spelling. On the site, you will find links to a number of entertaining Anglo videos. (ljs)
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Oct 19

    “Be careful of those that meet you at the train…”

    “Be careful of those that meet you at the train…”
    Every now and then, a fortune cookie dispenses with advice that is so spot-on you just have to keep the little sliver of paper tucked away.  Here is my fortune cookie keeper of all time: “Be careful of those that meet you at the…
  • Oct 19

    Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental One

    Formal Bills of Rights vs. Instrumental One
    Below the fold I will post the Introduction of my revised paper, which I’m tentatively calling “The Bill of Rights Reconsidered.”  (It’s not a great title, but it’s good enough for now.)  As some…
  • Oct 19

    Will The Disruptors Be the New Dominants?: On Uber, AirBnB, and other seeming upstart

    Will The Disruptors Be the New Dominants?: On Uber, AirBnB, and other seeming upstart
    Loving your online, decentralized model may not work when you care about safe drivers, clean rooms, and other real-world issues. Claire Cain Miller brings up this problem in today’s New York Times. She points out that AirBnB and Uber…
Rank this Week: 37

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Oct 19

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide

    Foreign Judgments and Arbitral Awards – A Practical Guide
    This new book by Apostolos Anthimos is a further step to record systematically the existing Greek case law in the field of International Civil Litigation. Following last year’s publication on the Service of Process Abroad the author…
  • Oct 18

    Daimler AG v. Bauman et al. (a comment)

    Daimler AG v. Bauman et al. (a comment)
    Prof. Zamora Cabot (University Jaume I, Castellón, Spain), has just published a new comment on the US Supreme Court decision Daimler in English. He has kindly provided me the link: just click here.
  • Oct 17

    Reminder: Conference on Minimum Standards in European Civil Procedure Law

    Reminder: Conference on Minimum Standards in European Civil Procedure Law
    As mentioned earlier on this blog, Matthias Weller from EBS Law School and Christoph Althammer (now) from the University of Regensburg will host a conference on minimum standards in European Civil Procedure in Wiesbaden on 14 and 15…
Rank this Week: 159

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Oct 19

    The Military Commissions Are Still Proceeding

    The Military Commissions Are Still Proceeding
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda critiques the U.S. Government’s asserted power to prosecute alleged war criminal in military commissions. Continue reading →
  • Oct 16

    How the Supreme Court’s Inaction on Same-Sex Marriage Echoes Its Conduct in the Civil Rights Era

    How the Supreme Court’s Inaction on Same-Sex Marriage Echoes Its Conduct in the Civil Rights Era
    Cornell University law professor Michael Dorf highlights similarities and differences between the U.S. Supreme Court’s inaction during the Civil Rights Era and presently, with regard to the issue of same-sex marriage. Continue reading…
  • Oct 15

    The Hobby Lobby Solution

    The Hobby Lobby Solution
    Cardozo law professor Marci Hamilton describes and praises Washington State’s solution to nullify the discriminatory effect of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc.. Continue reading →
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