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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Mar 4

    7 Steps to Living a Bill Murray Life -- Vulture

    7 Steps to Living a Bill Murray Life -- Vulture
    So what’s it like to be me? You can ask yourself, What’s it like to be me? You know, the only way we’ll ever know what it’s like to be you is if you work your best at being you...
  • Mar 4

    Decades of human waste have made Mount Everest a ‘fecal time bomb’ - The Washington Post

    Decades of human waste have made Mount Everest a ‘fecal time bomb’ - The Washington Post
    “The two standard routes, the Northeast Ridge and the Southeast Ridge, are not only dangerously crowded but also disgustingly polluted, with garbage leaking out of the glaciers and pyramids of human excrement befouling the high…
  • Mar 4

    King v. Burwell — The VC’s Greatest Hits - The Washington Post

    King v. Burwell — The VC’s Greatest Hits - The Washington Post
    The arguments upon which the plaintiffs’ case are based were first aired on the VC in this post from September 2011. Additional posts followed. It doesn’t make sense to link to them all, but here are some of the highlights...
Rank this Week: 90

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

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/
  • Mar 4

    Fennell on Resource Segmentation

    Fennell on Resource Segmentation
    Lee Anne Fennell (University of Chicago Law School) has posted Slicing Spontaneity (Iowa Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this symposium essay, I consider the role of resource segmentation — the natural or…
  • Mar 4

    Heald, Erickson, & Kretschmer on the Value of Public Domain Work

    Heald, Erickson, & Kretschmer on the Value of Public Domain Work
    Paul J. Heald (University of Illinois College of Law), Kris Erickson (University of Glasgow), & Martin Kretschmer (University of Glasgow) have posted The Valuation of Unprotected Works: A Case Study of Public Domain Photographs on…
  • Mar 4

    Benshalom on Corporate Political Agency

    Benshalom on Corporate Political Agency
    Ilan Benshalom (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Corporate Political Agency on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Essay explains why the investor-shareholder relationship gives rise to political agency problems that…
Rank this Week: 6

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/
  • Mar 4

    A Valuable Resource Is Restored To Practice

    A Valuable Resource Is Restored To Practice
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court has reinstated an attorney suspended for two years as a result of a bribery conviction. Kerr was admitted to the Oklahoma Bar in September 2006, and became an associate attorney with the firm of Ogle &...
  • Mar 4

    When Morgan Stanley Talk

    When Morgan Stanley Talk
    Allegations of conflict of interest were properly alleged in litigation against the Blank Rome law firm, according to this decision of the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. the complaint alleges that defendants…
  • Mar 4

    The Wrong Kind Of Mentoring

    The Wrong Kind Of Mentoring
    A five-year suspension has been imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department for an attorney's misconduct in litigation. The findings came from a federal court suspension of seven years. Specifically,…
Rank this Week: 61

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 4

    Birth Tourism in the New

    Birth Tourism in the New
    In the story that is making the national news, the Los Angeles Times reports on what restrictionists will no doubt characterize as the latest episode of the alleged abuse of the American rule of birthright citizenship. The Times reports…
  • Mar 4

    15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship

    15 Journalists Selected for Immigration Fellowship
    Fifteen journalists have been selected for a fellowship program on the educational, economic and social issues faced by immigrant children and their families. The Institute for Justice & Journalism will conduct its annual fellowship…
  • Mar 4

    House Fully Funds DHS, No Immigration Rider

    House Fully Funds DHS, No Immigration Rider
    Sean Sullivan of the Washington Post reports that House Speaker John A. Boehner "surrendered [yesterday] to Democratic demands to fully fund the Department of Homeland Security, ending a tense three-month showdown over immigration. But…
Rank this Week: 16

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Mar 4

    On the Job! CJA seeks Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney

    On the Job! CJA seeks Senior Staff Attorney/Staff Attorney
    The Center for Justice & Accountability (CJA) seeks a Senior Staff Attorney or a Staff Attorney. CJA is an international human rights organization dedicated to deterring torture and other severe human rights abuses around the…
  • Mar 3

    The Court’s dialogue with NGOs in S.A.S. v. France

    The Court’s dialogue with NGOs in S.A.S. v. France
    The European Court of Human Right’s decision in the case S.A.S. v. France has been subject to substantial legal commentary. It was recently featured in the ASIL Insights, where the content of the judgment, the dissent as well as…
  • Mar 3

    Go on! European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD)

    Go on! European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD)
    By Ingunn Ikdahl & Morag Goodwin In January this year, a European Joint Doctorate in Law and Development (EDOLAD) was launched. EDOLAD is a unique doctoral programme, developed by 6 universities. The 3-year programme aims to make a…
Rank this Week: 40

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Mar 4

    "Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?"

    "Do the Koch Brothers Really Care About Criminal-Justice Reform?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this notable new Atlantic piece by Molly Ball exploring what to make of the recent emphasis on criminal justice reform coming from politically-savvy billionaires. Here are excerpts: Here is the…
  • Mar 4

    Cloudy with (less of) a chance of executions in Georgia

    Cloudy with (less of) a chance of executions in Georgia
    As reported in this Time piece, headlined "Georgia Postpones 2 Executions Over ‘Cloudy’ Drugs," the forecast in the Peach State just got peachier for those on the state's death row as the state deals with uncertainty concerning…
  • Mar 4

    "Boxed Out: Criminal History Screening and College Application Attrition"

    "Boxed Out: Criminal History Screening and College Application Attrition"
    The title of this post is the title of this notable new report, which is summarized via this website at the Center for Community Alternatives: The Center for Community Alternatives (CCA) and the Education from the Inside Out Coalition are...
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Mar 4

    Missing the signal

    Missing the signal
    Ed: This post originally was published under Dan's name because I was inadvertently signed-in on our administrative password. My apologies. The worst thing that can be said about the Supreme Court of Alabama's mandamus decision (besides its…
  • Mar 4

    Experiencing practical education

    Experiencing practical education
    The following guest post is by Michael Chasalow (USC Gould School of Law) and is sponsored by West Academic. Given the new ABA guidelines (and the push by many State Bars) for experiential learning, I wanted to share my experiences using…
  • Mar 4

    Book Reviews! Hallelujah!

    Book Reviews! Hallelujah!
    Thanks to Orin, I see that a new online book review, The New Rambler, has been launched by editors Eric Posner, Adrian Vermeule, and Blakey Vermeule. It describes itself as reviewing "books about ideas, including literary fiction."…
Rank this Week: 24

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

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

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 184

Law at the End of the Day

Law at the End of the Day

Focuses on issues and the differences in how the law relates to economic organizations, political organizations, religious, ethnic and family organizations. By Penn State Dickinson School of Law Professor Larry Catá Backer.

http://lcbackerblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 220

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

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 4

    March Is Fraud Prevention Month – Let’s Be Careful Out There

    March Is Fraud Prevention Month – Let’s Be Careful Out There
    Let’s be careful out there.  We have all received fraudulent emails or phone calls. To reduce the chances of being a victim, here is a Global News article on the Top 10 scams to watch out for this Fraud Prevention Month, and Tips…
  • Mar 4

    One Step Short of Disbarment

    One Step Short of Disbarment
    “Just what does it take to get disbarred?” That’s been one of the conversations ongoing this week with law students at Legal Help Centre. At Legal Help Centre, we provide experiential learning for law students and…
  • Mar 4

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. The Hearing Clinic (Niagara…
Rank this Week: 29

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Mar 4

    A Survey of State Support For the Film Industry

    A Survey of State Support For the Film Industry
    The Hollywood Reporter covers tax credits, other incentives for film productions state-by-state here. Questions are arising about the administration of the film tax credit program in at least one state, Louisiana, as the state budget bleeds…
  • Mar 3

    Recorded Music and Copyright

    Recorded Music and Copyright
    Marcel Boyer, CIRANO, Université de Montréal, C. D. Howe Institute, has published The Value of Copyrights in Recorded Music: Terrestrial Radio and Beyond, as C. D. Howe Institute Commentary No. 419. Here is the abstract. In today’s…
  • Mar 3

    A New Podcast On Higher Ed and Law From the University of Pennsylvania

    A New Podcast On Higher Ed and Law From the University of Pennsylvania
    The University of Pennsylvania's new podcast devoted to higher education and the law, Case in Point.
Rank this Week: 36

MediaBerkman

MediaBerkman

Harvard Law School Berkman Center for Internet & Society Podcast.

http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/mediaberkman
Rank this Week: 152

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
Rank this Week: 37

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/
  • Mar 4

    The Intelligence Studies Essay #1: Steve Slick on Lessons that NCTC Holds for CTIIC

    The Intelligence Studies Essay #1: Steve Slick on Lessons that NCTC Holds for CTIIC
    CTIIC: Learning from the Choices and Challenges that Shaped the National Counterterrorism Center Prof. Stephen Slick Steven Slick is the Director of the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas-Austin and a former CIA…
  • Mar 4

    Introducing “The Intelligence Studies Essay”

    Introducing “The Intelligence Studies Essay”
    We are excited to announce the launch of a new feature here at Lawfare: “The Intelligence Studies Essay,” an occasional series curated by the Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas. The Intelligence Studies…
  • Mar 4

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #56: An Interview with Siobhan Gorman

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #56: An Interview with Siobhan Gorman
    Our guest for Episode 56 of the Cyberlaw Podcast is Siobhan Gorman, who broke many of the top cybersecurity stories for the Wall Street Journal until she left late last year to join the Brunswick Group, which does crisis…
Rank this Week: 70

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/
  • Mar 4

    Judith Jarvis Thomson's "understanding" of what philosophy i

    Judith Jarvis Thomson's "understanding" of what philosophy i
    In her contribution to Portraits of American Philosophy, she writes: A way of understanding what philosophy is came to seem to me increasingly plausible. I had already come to think that philosophy consists in a battery of problems; back…
  • Mar 4

    Since it's March in America...

    Since it's March in America...
    ... it is time for Marx Madness! (Thanks to Bob Hockett for the pointer.) ADDENDUM: For the benefit of non-US readers (or readers totally indifferent to sports), this is a play on a basketball competition known as "March Madness."
  • Mar 4

    Century-old liberal arts college, Sweet Briar, to close

    Century-old liberal arts college, Sweet Briar, to close
    This is certainly a dramatic development, a tragedy for the faculty and staff there. Let us hope it is not the canary in the coalmine.
Rank this Week: 35

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

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

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 4393

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Sykes: Economic 'Necessity' in International Law

    Sykes: Economic 'Necessity' in International Law
    Alan O. Sykes (New York Univ. - Law) has posted Economic 'Necessity' in International Law. Here's the abstract: Recent investment litigation against Argentina focuses attention on the necessity defense in customary international law and…
  • Mar 4

    Conference: 2015 Research Forum

    Conference: 2015 Research Forum
    On May 14-15, 2015, the European University Institute will host the 2015 ESIL Research Forum. The program is here. Registration is now open.
  • Mar 4

    New Issue: Journal of Human Right

    New Issue: Journal of Human Right
    The latest issue of the Journal of Human Rights (Vol. 14, no. 1, 2015) is out. Contents include: Jack Donnelly, Normative Versus Taxonomic Humanity: Varieties of Human Dignity in the Western Tradition Laura A. Hebert, “Women Run the…
Rank this Week: 57

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 44

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 4

    Divorced Catholic

    Divorced Catholic
    From The New York Times: Facing millions of divorced Catholics around the world, many of whom express frustration over their status in the church, the Vatican has begun a remarkable re-examination of the church’s treatment of worshipers…
  • Mar 3

    On Cohabitation

    On Cohabitation
    From New York Post: “What are the odds you’d be in this relationship if you weren’t living with your boyfriend or girlfriend?” That’s the question Scott Stanley asks people who cohabited before they got married. Stanley, the…
  • Mar 2

    Divorce Trend

    Divorce Trend
    From Dubuque Telegraph Herald: If you're past 50, it's critically important to pay attention to how your retirement savings weathers the storm. Divorce filings tend to surge at the beginning of the year, experts say, whether from pent-up…
Rank this Week: 133

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 4

    How a 'Foundation Lite' Can Pass on Family Value

    How a 'Foundation Lite' Can Pass on Family Value
    Passing on family values to the next generation is an important consideration when creating an estate plan. A donor-advised fund can be used to create a "foundation lite." With the next generation family members set as nominal board…
  • Mar 4

    CLE on Planning Techniques for Large Estate

    CLE on Planning Techniques for Large Estate
    The American Law Institute Continuing Legal Education (ALI CLE) is presenting a CLE entitled, Planning Techniques for Large Estates, on April 8 – 10, 2015 in Scottsdale, AZ and via webcast. Here is why you should attend: Planning for…
  • Mar 3

    ME Destroys Wedding Ring

    ME Destroys Wedding Ring
    When Gary McInich was watching the fireworks with his family on his boat on July 4, 2013, another boat slammed into them and Gary was thrown overboard and killed. The driver of the other boat left the scene but turned...
Rank this Week: 21

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
  • Mar 4

    ASIL Private International Law Prize 2015

    ASIL Private International Law Prize 2015
    The Private International Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law invites submissions for this year’s ASIL Private International Law prize. The prize is given for the best text on private international law…
  • Mar 3

    German Federal Court of Justice on Surrogacy and German Public Policy

    German Federal Court of Justice on Surrogacy and German Public Policy
    By Dina Reis, Albert-Ludwigs-University Freiburg (Germany) In its ruling of 10 December 2014 (Case XII ZB 463/13), the German Federal Court of Justice (Bundesgerichtshof – BGH) had to decide whether, despite the domestic prohibition of…
  • Mar 3

    Advocate General’s Opinion on Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001

    Advocate General’s Opinion on Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001
    On 3 March 2015, Advocate General Szpunar delivered its opinion in the case C-681/13 (Diago Brands BV) concerning the interpretation of Art. 34 para. 1 of Regulation (EC) No. 44/2001 (former Regulation (EU) No. 1215/2012), in a case where…
Rank this Week: 138

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised

    UK ad regulator finds Israel falsely advertised
    By implying that the Old City of Jerusalem was recognized as being in Israel, rather than in occupied Palestinian territories.  File under: having the First Amendment makes the US very…
  • Mar 2

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech

    Pregnancy clinic ads are commercial speech
    First Resort, Inc. v. Herrera, No. C 11-5534 (N.D. Cal. Feb. 20, 2015)     The court rejected a facial challenge to San Francisco’s Pregnancy Information Disclosure and Protection Ordinance, “aimed at ensuring…
  • Mar 2

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark

    Copying graffiti could infringe copyright and trademark
    Williams v. Roberto Cavalli S.p.A., No. 14-cv-06659 (C.D. Cal. Feb. 12, 2015) Plaintiffs Jason Williams, Victor Chapa, and Jeffrey Rubin sued the producers and distributors of Just Cavalli clothing, alleging copyright infringement,…
Rank this Week: 69

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Mar 4

    An Expert Answers the Question: How Safe is Abortion?

    An Expert Answers the Question: How Safe is Abortion?
    The Huffington Post: How Safe Is Abortion?, by Dr. David A. Grimes: The safety of abortion depends on whom one asks. National data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that induced abortion and miscarriage are…
  • Mar 1

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization

    Virginia Legislature Approves Restitution to Victims of Forced Sterilization
    The Roanoke Times: Forced sterilization victims in Virginia awarded compensation: Rose Brooks would have loved to have children and a family of her own one day. “But they said, no, no, no, you can’t,” she said. Brooks, 73, of…
  • Feb 26

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive

    Women Increasingly Embrace Long-Acting, Reversible Contraceptive
    The Los Angeles Times: For contraception, U.S. women increasingly turn to IUDs and implants, by Karen Kaplan: IUDs and implants are safe, reliable, long-acting and reversible forms of birth control. Now there’s a new attribute to add to…
Rank this Week: 78

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Mar 4

    Infranca on Distributive Justice and Federal Low-Income Housing Policy

    Infranca on Distributive Justice and Federal Low-Income Housing Policy
    John Infranca (Suffolk) has posted Housing Resource Bundles: Distributive Justice and Federal Low-Income Housing Policy (Richmond Law Review). Here's the abstract: Only one in four eligible households receives some form of rental assistance…
  • Mar 4

    Miller on Airbnb and the Sharing Economy

    Miller on Airbnb and the Sharing Economy
    Stephen Miller (Idaho) has posted First Principles for Regulating the Sharing Economy on SSRN. Here's the abstract: This Article posits ten first principles on which a regulatory response to the sharing economy must rest. Given the rapid…
  • Mar 3

    Case of the Week

    Case of the Week
    Joe Singer's blog points us toward an easement case from Vermont: The Vermont Supreme Court has adopted the rule promoted by the Restatement (Third) of Property (Servitudes), §4.8(3), allowing the owner of a servient estate to relocate an…
Rank this Week: 94

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Mar 4

    Daily Prayer in the Classroom?

    Daily Prayer in the Classroom?
    Plaintiffs in Swainsboro Primary School in Emanuel County, Georgia, have filed suit against the district, alleging that daily prayers are held in the classrooms. They add that teachers pressured their children to participate and even punished…
  • Mar 4

    The Fact and Fiction of San Francisco's Resegregating School

    The Fact and Fiction of San Francisco's Resegregating School
    San Francisco Unified School District has been increasing school choice for parents in recent years. With it has also come an increase in racial and socioeconomic segregation. Kristin Decarr explains, "Although schools in the district…
  • Mar 3

    Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Tax Credit Law

    Alabama Supreme Court Upholds Tax Credit Law
    Most people are hearing about the Alabama Supreme Court for a different reason this week, but the court also upheld the constitutionality of the state's tax credit law for school scholarships yesterday. The state supreme court rejected a…
Rank this Week: 4430

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Child Pornography, the Alford Plea and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel

    Child Pornography, the Alford Plea and Ineffective Assistance of Counsel
    After Joshua Zachary Matter was “charged with two felonies for possession and dissemination of pornography on a computer”, he agreed toenter an Alford pleato the possession-related charge in exchange for the state's…
  • Mar 2

    Tweets, Terroristic Threats and "True Threats"

    Tweets, Terroristic Threats and "True Threats"
    For reasons we will get to in a moment, the State of Missouri charged Robert Metzinger with “making a terroristic threat under [Missouri Revised Statutes] § 574.115(4).”  State v. Metzinger, 2015 WL 790463 (Missouri…
  • Feb 27

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"

    The Lottery Terminal, Computer Crime and "Authorization"
    After Caryn Aline Nascimento was “convicted of one count of aggravated first-degree theft and one count of computer crime”, she appealed.  State v. Nascimento, 2015 WL 465188 (Court of Appeals of Oregon2015).  On appeal,…
Rank this Week: 284

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/
  • Mar 4

    It’s Not Your Principal Residence If You’ve Never Lived There

    It’s Not Your Principal Residence If You’ve Never Lived There
    A recent case, Villegas v. Comr., T.C. Memo 2015-33, demonstrates a very basic principle applicable to the section 121 exclusion from gross income of gain from the sale of a principal residence. A residence is not a principle residence if the…
  • Mar 2

    Tax Revenue and Structural Deficit

    Tax Revenue and Structural Deficit
    As mentioned in this article, Pennsylvania faces a deficit of $2.3 billion in its budget. The deficit is structural, that is, it reflects revenues and spending that persist from year to year. There are only two ways to eliminate structural…
  • Feb 27

    Testing Tax Knowledge

    Testing Tax Knowledge
    According to a report on a recent NerdWallet survey, “[m]ost American adults get an ‘F’ in understanding income tax basics.” The survey posed 10 questions to 1,015 people. The average score was 51 percent.Readers of…
Rank this Week: 463

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/
  • Mar 4

    The Right to be Tried Within a Reasonable Time

    The Right to be Tried Within a Reasonable Time
    Imagine that you were charged with an offence. In addition to the confusion, anger and perhaps the guilt you would experience, what about the process itself? Would you want the process to be drawn out? To have the charges hanging...
  • Mar 3

    Tuition in US Law Schools!!

    Tuition in US Law Schools!!
    Elite law schools' tuition has now reached $55,000: Tuition at U.S. law schools continues to increase even as demand for law degrees declines. And the increases are particularly pronounced at the elite schools that send the most graduates…
  • Mar 3

    The most important sentence ever written - Can it be ignored in times of emergency?

    The most important sentence ever written - Can it be ignored in times of emergency?
    Clause 41 and 42 of the 1215 Magna Carta reference restrictions on mobility rights to both residents and non-residents. Merchants and men were permitted to enter and leave the country freely, except in times of war - where mobility was...
Rank this Week: 996

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/
  • Mar 4

    "Quotas for Women on Corporate Boards"

    "Quotas for Women on Corporate Boards"
    Irene Velkova, University College London, has uploaded "Quotas for Women on Corporate Boards: The Challenge for Europe." The abstract reads: “Bringing more women on boards is not just the right thing to do. More women on boards is…
  • Mar 4

    "Facebook Adds New Gender Option for Users: Fill in the Blank"

    "Facebook Adds New Gender Option for Users: Fill in the Blank"
    The story: Facebook users who don't fit any of the 58 gender identity options offered by the social media giant are now being given a rather big 59th option: fill in the blank. "Now, if you do not identify with...<img…
  • Mar 4

    Gender Neutral Shoe

    Gender Neutral Shoe
    From HuffPost: As mainstream understandings of bodies and identity evolve and change, it's only fitting that industries, such as fashion, evolve too. That's the case with NiK Kacy, one of the first luxury footwear brands to describe their…
Rank this Week: 4487

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 4

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference

    Call for Presenters: Global Legal Skills Conference
    The Global Legal Skills conference, in its 10th year, will be held in Chicago, the city of its origin. The Conference began in Chicago at The John Marshall Law School, where it was held three times. It has also traveled...
  • Mar 4

    Extraordinary Chambers for Cambodia Charges Two New Suspect

    Extraordinary Chambers for Cambodia Charges Two New Suspect
    Yesterday, the Extraordinary Chambers in the Courts of Cambodia (ECCC) brought charges against two new suspects in only the third and fourth cases to be heard by the tribunal. The ECCC announced that former Khmer Rouge navy chief Meas Muth...
  • Mar 4

    Conference on International Sanctions: Legal, Policy and Business Challenge

    Conference on International Sanctions: Legal, Policy and Business Challenge
    The London Centre of International Law Practice (LCILP) is sponsoring a one-day conference on International Sanctions: Legal, Policy and Business Challenges at Arundel House in Central London on 19 March 2015. The conference will bring…
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TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Mar 4

    IA: Med Mal Early Offer Program Proposed

    IA: Med Mal Early Offer Program Proposed
    In Iowa, the medical community and trial lawyers have agreed to a voluntary early resolution program for medical malpractice cases; a Senate subcommittee has recommended passage. The bill's "Explanation" section provides: This bill…
  • Mar 3

    GA: Workers Comp-Style Med Mal Reform Bill Re-Introduced

    GA: Workers Comp-Style Med Mal Reform Bill Re-Introduced
    Last year, Georgia debated becoming the first state in the country to reform med mal along the lines of workers comp. The bill failed. Sen. Brandon Beach is introducing a similar bill, Senate Bill 86: Under the proposal, the new...
  • Mar 2

    Robinette on Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform

    Robinette on Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform
    I have posted to SSRN my contribution to the Journal of Tort Law's Jeffrey O'Connell tribute. Entitled Party Autonomy in Tort Theory and Reform, the abstract provides: Tort theory has been dominated by a debate between scholars who view…
Rank this Week: 124

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 4

    Court Applies Title VII Religious Institution Exemption

    Court Applies Title VII Religious Institution Exemption
    In Newbrough v. Bishop Heelan Catholic Schools, (ND IA, Feb. 23, 2015), an Iowa federal magistrate judge held that the provision in Section 702 of the 1964 Civil Right Act that exempts religious institutions from Title VII's religious…
  • Mar 4

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License

    Alabama Supreme Court Orders Probate Judges To Stop Issuing Same-Sex Marriage License
    Yesterday, in a 134-page per curiam opinion, the Alabama Supreme Court by a 7-1 vote issued a writ of mandamus ordering Probate Court judges around the state to discontinue the issuance of marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In Ex parte…
  • Mar 4

    Dallas Sues Synagogue For Failing To Obtain Certificate of Occupancy

    Dallas Sues Synagogue For Failing To Obtain Certificate of Occupancy
    Last month, a Homeowners Association lost its attempt to enforce deed restrictions barring use of a north Dallas, Texas home by Congregation Toras Chaim, a group of 30 Orthodox Jewish families, for daily prayer services. (See prior…
Rank this Week: 23

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 4

    Should Law Schools Offer Reduced Teaching Loads to Retain Star Faculty?

    Should Law Schools Offer Reduced Teaching Loads to Retain Star Faculty?
    Inside Higher Ed, Matching More With Less: The chancellor of the University of Wisconsin at Madison came under fire last month for publicly admitting to a tactic common among her counterparts at research universities. To keep top faculty…
  • Mar 4

    Merrill Lynch Hires Tax Expert Lewis Steinberg From Credit Suisse

    Merrill Lynch Hires Tax Expert Lewis Steinberg From Credit Suisse
    New York Times Deal Book, Merrill Lynch Hires Tax Expert From Credit Suisse: Bank of America Merrill Lynch has hired Lewis Steinberg, a senior banker from Credit Suisse, to serve as its in-house tax expert, the firm announced in an internal…
  • Mar 4

    Death of Jerome Kurtz, Former IRS Commissioner

    Death of Jerome Kurtz, Former IRS Commissioner
    New York Times, Jerome Kurtz, 83, Dies; Headed I.R.S. in Carter Administration: Jerome Kurtz, who as commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service during the Carter administration was known for cracking down on tax shelters and other tax…
Rank this Week: 4

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/
  • Mar 4

    Acknowledging Progress on Human Right

    Acknowledging Progress on Human Right
    by Jonathan Todres A friend, who is in Lithuania to teach an international litigation course, recently shared photos of his visit to the Ninth Fort in Kaunas. The Ninth Fort was the site of Nazi executions of Jews and others....
  • Mar 3

    International Human Rights and Constitutional Transformation -- New Scholarship

    International Human Rights and Constitutional Transformation -- New Scholarship
    Professor David Sloss of Santa Clara Law School, has just posted a fascinating study and re-thinking of the relationship between U.S. constitutional race jurisprudence and international human rights law, titled How International Human Rights…
  • Mar 2

    Why Protection Orders Don’t Protect Victim

    Why Protection Orders Don’t Protect Victim
    by: Leigh Goodmark, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law Dr. Alesha Durfee, Associate Professor, School of Social Transformation, Arizona State University Sarah Drewer had a protective order against her husband when he shot…
Rank this Week: 4452

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/
  • Mar 4

    Utah Supreme Court Rejects Attempt to Specify Nevada Law as Controlling "Irrevocable" Trust

    Utah Supreme Court Rejects Attempt to Specify Nevada Law as Controlling &quot;Irrevocable&quot; Trust
    In Dahl v. Dahl, the Utah Supreme Court was asked to examine the effect of a choice-of-law clause in a trust that purported to be "irrevocable." The clause provided: "Governing Law. The validity, construction and effect of the…
  • Mar 4

    How Many "Wrongs" in This Estate Dispute...?

    How Many &quot;Wrongs&quot; in This Estate Dispute...?
    The New York Times Ethicists take on an estate dispute. Here's how it starts: In order to decrease his net worth before beginning divorce proceedings, my brother invested $600,000 in an apartment in my father’s name. Years later, he had...
  • Mar 3

    What Are the Dangers of Treating Legal Practice as a Commodity?

    What Are the Dangers of Treating Legal Practice as a Commodity?
    Heidi Rai Stewart, an attorney who concentrates her practice in "estate planning, estate and trust administration, special needs planning, elder law and Orphan's Court matters," has an interesting article in the March-April issue of…
Rank this Week: 182

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Mar 4

    Friedrich Hayek's Contribution to Antitrust Law and Its Modern Application

    Friedrich Hayek's Contribution to Antitrust Law and Its Modern Application
    Friedrich Hayek is one the most influential economists of his time. Yet, Hayek’s influence on antitrust judges and antitrust agencies is quite low compared to the one other economists have. This should change. The very rapid growth of…
  • Mar 3

    The Nynas Case: The Interplay Between the Failing Firm Defence and the Counterfactual Method

    The Nynas Case: The Interplay Between the Failing Firm Defence and the Counterfactual Method
    Giorgio Castaldo (DG Comp) and Aleko Bogdanov (DG Comp) describe The Nynas Case: The Interplay Between the Failing Firm Defence and the Counterfactual Method. ABSTRACT: The failing firm defence is a specific occurrence of a counterfactual…
  • Mar 3

    Access to competition authorities’ files in private antitrust litigation

    Access to competition authorities’ files in private antitrust litigation
    Sebastian Peyer, University of Leiceter describes Access to competition authorities’ files in private antitrust litigation. ABSTRACT: The growth of private antitrust litigation in the courts of the Member States creates tensions between…
Rank this Week: 22

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Mar 3

    University Naming Policie

    University Naming Policie
    I've been pleasantly surprised by how comprehensive UNC's policy on building names is. This is what it has to say about renaming: If the benefactor's or honoree's reputation changes substantially so that the continued use of that name may…
  • Mar 3

    What Good is Legal Scholarship?

    What Good is Legal Scholarship?
    I was going to comment on Profs. Harrison's & Mashburn's draft Citations, Justifications, and the Troubled State of Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study, but Al Brophy beat me to it. They note that law professors will instinctively push…
  • Mar 1

    UN Academic Impact an Opportunity for Schools Interested in International Law and Connection

    UN Academic Impact an Opportunity for Schools Interested in International Law and Connection
    I suspect many readers have never heard of UN Academic Impact (UNAI), an initiative of the Outreach Division of the Department of Public Information of the United Nations. This is because the list of participating schools, only identifies six…
Rank this Week: 89

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    New Release: Hollis-Brusky on the The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution

    New Release: Hollis-Brusky on the The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution
    New from Oxford University Press: Ideas with Consequences: The Federalist Society and the Conservative Counterrevolution (Jan. 2015), by Amanda Hollis-Brusky (Pomona College). A description from the Press:There are few intellectual movements…
  • Mar 3

    Thank you, Sophia Lee!

    Thank you, Sophia Lee!
    Please join us in thanking guest blogger Sophia Z. Lee (University of Pennsylvania) for a terrific series of posts, most of which related to writing and publishing:Making Your Book's Structure Serve You, Your Argument, and Your Reader How to…
  • Mar 3

    Civil Rights in Black and Brown: An Oral History Project

    Civil Rights in Black and Brown: An Oral History Project
    [Here’s an announcement of an employment opportunity with an oral history project this summer.]The Civil Rights in Black and Brown oral history project is now hiring for summer 2015!  We seek several graduate student research…
Rank this Week: 59

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

A blog on land use law and Zoning by Albany Law School Associate Dean and Professor Patricia Salkin.

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 3

    CA Appeals Court Finds Bias on the Part of Councilmember in Effort to Overturn Decision of Planning Commission

    CA Appeals Court Finds Bias on the Part of Councilmember in Effort to Overturn Decision of Planning Commission
    Woody’s Group Inc. owned Woody’s Wharf a long-established restaurant overlooking the harbor in Newport Beach, California.. It has been open late on weekends and has allowed interior dancing since its inception. The neighborhood…
  • Mar 2

    CT Superior Court Dismisses Claim of Zoning Officer Bia

    CT Superior Court Dismisses Claim of Zoning Officer Bia
    The Town of Chaplin enacted a zoning ordinance and implementing regulations in 1980, and the planning and zoning commission amended the regulations numerous times since. This suit arose out of an attempt to amend the regulations once again,…
  • Mar 1

    ME Supreme Court Dismisses Site Plan Appeal to Construct Hotel as Moot

    ME Supreme Court Dismisses Site Plan Appeal to Construct Hotel as Moot
    The Witham Family Limited Partnership appeals from a judgment entered in the Business and Consumer Docket affirming two May 2010 decisions of the Bar Harbor Appeals Board that required the Bar Harbor Planning Board to approve a site plan for…
Rank this Week: 776

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Mar 3

    Pediatrician Refuses to See Baby of Lesbian Couple

    Pediatrician Refuses to See Baby of Lesbian Couple
    Cornell University law professor Sherry Colb discusses a Michigan pediatrician’s decision not to see as a patient the infant child of a lesbian couple. Continue reading →
  • Mar 2

    Wyoming Supreme Court Ruling Reveals Continued Controversy Over De Facto Parentage Doctrine

    Wyoming Supreme Court Ruling Reveals Continued Controversy Over De Facto Parentage Doctrine
    Hofstra University law professor Joanna Grossman discusses a recent decision by the Wyoming Supreme Court that highlights the need for courts and legislatures to clarify the rules of parentage. Continue reading →
  • Mar 1

    Protecting Rights in the Supreme Court

    Protecting Rights in the Supreme Court
    Chapman University law professor Ronald Rotunda discusses the poor success rate of the current solicitor general on recent civil liberties cases that have come before the U.S. Supreme Court. Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1271

The Confrontation Blog

The Confrontation Blog

Covers the Confrontation Clause and developments related to Crawford v. Washington, 541 U.S. 36 (2004). By University of Michigan Law Professor Richard D. Friedman.

http://confrontationright.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Thinking past Clark: Make that Due Process demand now! (And what to demand.)

    Thinking past Clark: Make that Due Process demand now! (And what to demand.)
    Let’s assume that the Supreme Court holds in Ohio v. Clark that there was no Confrontation Clause violation when the trial court admitted evidence of three-year-old L.P.’s out-of-court statement, even though L.P. not only did not…
  • Mar 2

    The Clark argument

    The Clark argument
    I attended the argument in Ohio v. Clark today.  I thought the case was well argued on all sides (including by Mathew Meyer for the State; he was put on the case, as I understand it, only seven days ago).  Here are a few…
  • Mar 1

    Comparing the Quasi-Witness and Craig Approache

    Comparing the Quasi-Witness and Craig Approache
    I have previously posted the amicus brief that Steve Ceci and I have submitted in Clark and an essay about to be published in the University of Chicago Law Review.  Both present what we call a quasi-witness approach in dealing with…
Rank this Week: 1585

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 3

    Why the ACA challenge violates federalism

    Why the ACA challenge violates federalism
    Simon LazarusOpponents of the Affordable Care Act have been caught off guard by the possibility that the challenge in King v. Burwell actually violates principles of constitutional federalism. The federalism argument has been made in two…
  • Mar 3

    The "plain meaning" of blogposts and of briefs: A response to Gray, White and Gustafson

    The &quot;plain meaning&quot; of blogposts and of briefs: A response to Gray, White and Gustafson
    Over on the Volokh Conspiracy, C. Boyden Gray, Adam White and Adam Gustafson--the authors of an amicus brief filed on behalf of the Galen Institute and 21 state legislators (19 from Tennessee and two from Ohio)--take issue with my post…
  • Mar 2

    "Plain meaning," absurdity, and the (almost forgotten) Gregory/Bond federalism canon, in King v. Burwell

    &quot;Plain meaning,&quot; absurdity, and the (almost forgotten) Gregory/Bond federalism canon, in King v. Burwell
    There are over 400,000 words in the Affordable Care Act.  The challengers in King v. Burwell rely upon a single one of those words—a simple preposition (“by”) buried in a provision (26 U.S.C. § 36B) setting forth…
Rank this Week: 82