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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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Althouse

Althouse

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

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

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare

    Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare
    Hinnerk Gnutzmann (Universita Cattolica del Sacro Cuore) discusses Price Discrimination in Asymmetric Industries: Implications for Competition and Welfare. ABSTRACT: Price discrimination by consumer's purchase history is widely used in…
  • May 29

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy

    EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE Workshop 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy
    20th Annual EU Competition Law and Policy Workshop What is a uniform application of EU competition law? ORGANIZED BY PHILIP LOWE, MEL MARQUIS and GIORGIO MONTI EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY INSTITUTE DEPARTMENT OF LAW 5-6 JUNE 2015 Florence, Italy…
  • May 29

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada

    Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada
    James B. Musgrove, McMillan Peter E.J. Wells, C.S., McMillan Joshua Chad. McMillan and Devin Anderson, Freshfields ask Product Hopping: Can Patent Non-Use Be an Abuse of Dominant Market Position in Canada? ABSTRACT: In Europe and the United…
Rank this Week: 22

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 29

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement

    Cohen on Moral Enhancement
    I. Glenn Cohen (Harvard Law School) has posted This is Your Brain on Human Rights: Moral Enhancement and Human Rights (Law and Ethics of Human Rights, Vol 9, Issue 1, pp. 1-41 (2015)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It...
  • May 29

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate

    DeBoer on the Contraceptive Coverage Mandate
    Michael John DeBoer (Faulkner University - Thomas Goode Jones School of Law) has posted Legislating Morality Progressively -- The Contraceptive Coverage Mandate, Religious Freedom, and Public Health Policy and Ethics (Journal of Law and…
  • May 29

    Vázquez on "Crimmigration"

    Vázquez on "Crimmigration"
    Yolanda Vázquez (University of Cincinnati - College of Law) has posted Constructing Crimmigration: Latino Subordination in a 'Post-Racial' World (Ohio State Law Journal, Vol. 76, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Over the last…
Rank this Week: 8

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • May 29

    Fifth Circuit Denies Stay in Texas's DAPA Challenge

    Fifth Circuit Denies Stay in Texas's DAPA Challenge
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Fifth Circuit this week denied the government's motion for a stay of Judge Hanen's nationwide injunction against the government's deferred action program for parents of Americans and lawful…
  • May 27

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation

    No Standing for Homebuilders to Challenge Endangered Species Designation
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The D.C. Circuit ruled in National Association of Home Builders v. U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service that the plaintiffs lacked standing to challenge settlement terms between the Service and…
  • May 27

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge

    Second Circuit Upholds DMV Ban of "Choose Life" License Plate Against First Amendment Challenge
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its divided opinion in Children First Foundation v. Fiala, the Second Circuit held that the Commissioner of Motor Vehicle's rejection of "Choose Life"…
Rank this Week: 85

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 29

    Woman Accused Of Altering Stepfathers Will

    Woman Accused Of Altering Stepfathers Will
    A Tamarac, Florida woman has been accused of forging portions of her stepfather's will in addition to forging signatures of family members. The women left herself an expensive recreational vehicle and had her step father sign a quit claim…
  • May 29

    Article On Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy

    Article On Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy
    Brian T. Galle (Assistant Professor, Boston College Law School) recently published an article entitled, Pay It Forward? Law and the Problem of Restricted-Spending Philanthropy, Washington University Law Review, (2016). Provided below is an…
  • May 29

    CLE Estate Tax Returns & Estate Expense

    CLE Estate Tax Returns & Estate Expense
    The American Bar Association presents a paralegal CLE entitled, Introduction to Estate Tax Returns, Estate Expense, Thursday June 4, 2015, 12:300-1:30 Central online. Here is why you should attend: Attendees of the Paralegal eLearning Program…
Rank this Week: 21

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader

    DMCA hearings: visually impaired/ereader
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) In and out: this took 15 minutes.  This exemption will, I predict, be granted. Proposed Class 9: Literary works…
  • May 29

    DMCA hearings: medical device

    DMCA hearings: medical device
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyJohn Morris (NTIA) Proposed Class 27: Software – networked medical devicesThe proposed class would allow circumvention of TPMs…
  • May 28

    DMCA hearings: remix

    DMCA hearings: remix
    Copyright Office: Jacqueline CharlesworthMichelle ChoeRegan SmithCy DonnellySteve RuheJohn RileyStacy Cheney (NTIA) Note that my recap does not reflect all Qs because I was participating. Proposed Class 7: Audiovisual works –…
Rank this Week: 68

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

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 10

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression

    Kaye: Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression
    David Kaye (Univ. of California, Irvine - Law) has posted Report of the Special Rapporteur on the promotion and protection of the right to freedom of opinion and expression (UN Doc. A/HRC/29/32, May 22, 2015). Here's the summary:In the…
  • May 29

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor

    Conference: Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor
    On June 12, 2015, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law will hold a conference on "Europe as an Investment Treaty Actor," in Stockholm. The program is here. Here's the idea: This meeting brings together high-level…
  • May 29

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero

    Eichensehr: Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero
    Kristen Eichensehr (Univ. of California, Los Angeles - Law) has posted Cyberwar & International Law Step Zero (Texas International Law Journal, Vol. 50, no. 2, p. 355, 2015). Here's the abstract:As part of a symposium on cyberwar, this…
Rank this Week: 55

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • May 29

    The Economic Value of College Education by Major

    The Economic Value of College Education by Major
    If I were King of the world, I would allow for only a few majors at the undergraduate level. Literature, Languages, History, Mathematics, Science, Art and Philosophy. I would forbid students from majoring in jobs or careers. On the other...
  • May 28

    Nonprofits Gain Access to Two New Unique Domains in the US and Abroad

    Nonprofits Gain Access to Two New Unique Domains in the US and Abroad
    Public Interest Registry (PIR), administrator of the .org top-level domain, has launched two new domains that nonprofits all over the world may use: .ngo and .ong. This development is directly on target with creating more transparency and…
  • May 28

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution

    White House Briefing Memos re: Exempt Orgs and Charitable Contribution
    I think I would have been a much better and more engaged tax student back at UF if the internet had been around back then. Sheeesh, I feel old as old dirt! Anyway, the Washington Post has a story today...
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Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 29

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity

    Where the Science is Taking Us in Cybersecurity
    Science tends to take us places where policy cannot follow. Policy tends to take us places where science cannot follow. Yet neither science nor policy can be unmindful of the other. Here I will confine myself to six points where I see…
  • May 29

    Rational Security: “The ‘How Much is a Copy of Orgasm?’ Edition”

    Rational Security: “The ‘How Much is a Copy of Orgasm?’ Edition”
    Shane and I were alone for yesterday’s taping of Rational Security, Tamara being away on an overseas trip, so we pulled out the Scotch and had a conversation about two of my recent pieces of work: Jodie Liu and my paper about The…
  • May 28

    Psychology and War Power

    Psychology and War Power
    The common denominator of nettlesome war powers questions is who should make the difficult and freighted decisions about whether the nation goes to war, how it fights a war, and when it ends a war. Surprisingly, however, scholars and…
Rank this Week: 69

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

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

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 402

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 29

    The Return Of the Blue

    The Return Of the Blue
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court decided a divorce case involving the widow of John Belushi. In late December, 1988, the husband, who had previously been married, and the wife, a widow, "agreed to marry and discussed that a…
  • May 28

    Mississippi Yearning

    Mississippi Yearning
    The Mississippi Supreme Court has held that an out-of-state paramour had insufficient contacts with the state to permit long-arm jurisdiction over an alienation of affections suit. This is an alienation-of-affections lawsuit brought against a…
  • May 28

    No Safe Harbor For "Company Of Non-Lawyers"

    No Safe Harbor For "Company Of Non-Lawyers"
    A recent decision of the Colorado Supreme Court is summarized in the court's headnote The supreme court examines the legal services exemption in the Uniform Debt-Management Services Act, §§ 12-14.5-201 to -242, C.R.S. (2014) (“DMSA”),…
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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/
  • May 29

    The Ethics of Punking the Diet-Research Media Complex (and Millions of Readers)

    The Ethics of Punking the Diet-Research Media Complex (and Millions of Readers)
    A remarkable new “sting” of the "diet research-media complex" was just revealed. It tells us little we didn’t already know and has potentially caused a fair amount of damage, spread across millions of people. It does, however,…
  • May 29

    Montana Law Gets Naming Gift; Now Blewett School of Law

    Montana Law Gets Naming Gift; Now Blewett School of Law
    The University of Montana has received a $10 million dollar law school naming gift from Alexander and Andrew Blewett. The school will now be named the Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana. Details here. Blewett,...
  • May 29

    Cleveland State Law Faces Suit Over Alleged Anti-Union Retaliation

    Cleveland State Law Faces Suit Over Alleged Anti-Union Retaliation
    Two former Cleveland State University law school employees - Jean Lifter, a former assistant dean, and Sheldon Gelman, a retired tenured faculty member - are suing the University and Dean Craig Boise, alleging they were fired in retaliation…
Rank this Week: 88

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/
  • May 29

    More on the Turmoil Resulting from the SEC Chair's Recusal

    More on the Turmoil Resulting from the SEC Chair's Recusal
    A while ago, I noted a New York Times article about the effect of SEC Chair Mary Jo White's recusals from cases because of her husband's work at Cravath. The Times has a follow-up today. Apparently, the 2-2 split that...
  • May 29

    The Economics of the TV Show Nashville

    The Economics of the TV Show Nashville
    Earlier this month, The Tennessean reported that the state of Tennessee approved $8 million of incentive's for the fourth season of ABC's show Nashville. The city of Nashville also plans to chip in about $500,000. According to the article,…
  • May 27

    Humblebragging is Empirically, Not Just Anecdotally, Ineffective

    Humblebragging is Empirically, Not Just Anecdotally, Ineffective
    Last month, Ovul Sezer, Francesca Gino, and Michael I. Norton of Harvard Business School posted Humblebragging: A Distinct – And Ineffective – Self-Presentation Strategy to SSRN (available here). Here is the full article abstract:…
Rank this Week: 89

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 29

    Thinking About State and Local Government Cyber Security Exercises: Insights from INCIBE in Spain

    Thinking About State and Local Government Cyber Security Exercises: Insights from INCIBE in Spain
    Serious cyber attacks and incidents – the kind that have serious long-term consequences - are, thankfully, relatively rare in most state and local governments.  That said, they’re not nearly as uncommon as would be ideal and,…
  • May 28

    Why Surveillance Matters (to All of Us)

    Why Surveillance Matters (to All of Us)
    The current debate in Congress over whether to allow Section 215 of the USA PATRIOT Act to expire has revived the interest of many in the question of surveillance reform. This is, of course, an important national conversation to have, as we…
  • May 24

    Regarding the Politics of Surveillance Reform

    Regarding the Politics of Surveillance Reform
    Since 9/11 the spectre of 'terrorism' and the ethos of what I term 'Everwar' and the permanent state of national emergency have permeated the Congressional and national political agendas. Over the years, starting with the USA 'PATRIOT' Act…
Rank this Week: 365

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • May 29

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration

    Explaining Declining Mexican Migration
    Earlier this week, Jerry Markon of the Washington Post examines the recent decrease in undocumented Mexican migration to the United States and offers a variety of possibilities for the recent trends. U.S. government officials are quick to…
  • May 28

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship

    More Law and Society Panels on Immigration and Citizenship
    As KJ blogged earlier, the annual Law & Society is happening now. There are many panels on immigration and citizenship. You can do a search here for panels. (Not sure these links will work but it's worth trying: click here...
  • May 28

    STREETS OF NEW YORK - Mexican moms of Brooklyn Photographs by David Bacon

    STREETS OF NEW YORK - Mexican moms of Brooklyn Photographs by David Bacon
    Photo courtesy of David Bacon Can one imagine a photo story on "Mexican Moms of Brooklyn" 20 years ago? The times they are a changin'. KJ
Rank this Week: 16

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

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

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    New paper on NCAA compliance and corporate law

    New paper on NCAA compliance and corporate law
    I've posted my latest paper, "Institutional Control and Corporate Governance," inspired by the Penn State scandal, on SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2611630#.  Here's the abstract: In January, 2015,…
  • May 27

    Legal aftermath of FIFA corruption charge

    Legal aftermath of FIFA corruption charge
    In a new article for Sports Illustrated, I analyze the corruption charges filed against FIFA officials and how the defendants might wage a defense.
  • May 26

    Off to Cooperstown

    Off to Cooperstown
    This week, I will be attending the 27th Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture at the National Baseball Hall of Fame. I will be presenting my empirical study of the infield fly rule, which continues to evolve with the benefit…
Rank this Week: 446

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 29

    GAL's in CT

    GAL's in CT
    From the Connecticut Law Tribune: During testimony before the legislature last year, it seemed like the loudest voices in the debate over family court reform were those of divorcing parents angry at a legal system they believed had failed…
  • May 28

    Information in Adoption

    Information in Adoption
    From Sioux City Journal: A military couple is suing the Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services, accusing the agency of illegally hiding the serious medical and mental health issues of a 6-year-old boy they adopted six years ago.…
  • May 27

    Child Support in Nebraska

    Child Support in Nebraska
    From Lincoln Journal Star: As lawmakers measure their fiscal footprints this year, Lincoln Sen. Patty Pansing Brooks says she's trying to stop $80 million from disappearing. That's one selling point of a bill she sponsored that would bring…
Rank this Week: 134

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"

    "True Threats," Facebook and "Blowing Off Steam"
    This post examines an opinion recently issued by a U.S. District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana:  U.S. v. Bradbury, 2015 WL 2449641 (May 22, 2015).  He begins by explaining that…
  • May 27

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data

    Murder, Aggravated Assault and the Cell Phone Location Data
    After Kendrick Herring was charged with a number of crimes, which are listed later in this post, he filed a motion to suppress “any evidence obtained as a result of the search and seizure of his real-time cellphone location…
  • May 25

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se

    The Rental Agreement, the Online Review and Defamation Per Se
    This post examines an opinion the Utah Court of Appeals recently issued in a civil case that involves an online posting and a suit for defamation:  Westmont Residential LLC v. Buttars, 340 P.3d 183 (2015).  The parties to the suit…
Rank this Week: 285

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 29

    Speaking of Title IX "madness"...

    Speaking of Title IX "madness"...
    ...a Northwestern radio, television and film professor had a Title IX "retaliation" complaint filed against her after writing an opinion piece in CHE about sexual politics and paranoia on campus; her chilling account of this appalling…
  • May 29

    Applying to graduate school with an uneven academic record

    Applying to graduate school with an uneven academic record
    A prospective PhD student writes: I am a reader of your blog and your philosohy gourmet report -and a philosophy student. I found both resources very illuminating in thinking about grad school. I have seen that people sometime email you...
  • May 29

    Cudd from Kansas to BU

    Cudd from Kansas to BU
    Ann Cudd (political philosophy, feminist philosophy, philosophy of economics), University Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Vice-Provost at the University of Kansas, has accepted appointment as Dean of the College of Arts &…
Rank this Week: 35

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 29

    Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era

    Law, Privacy and Surveillance in Canada in the Post-Snowden Era
    Edward Snowden burst into the public consciousness in June 2013 with a series of astonishing revelations about U.S. surveillance activities. Snowden's primary focus has centered on the U.S., however the steady stream of documents have laid…
  • May 28

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security

    You’re on Your Own: How the Government Wants Canadians To Sacrifice Their Personal Security
    Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last week, the CBC reported that Canada was among several countries whose surveillance agencies actively exploited security…
  • May 28

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It

    Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2015 as Your Government is Spying on You Online. Here’s What You Can Do About It Another week, another revelation originating from the seemingly unlimited trove of Edward Snowden documents. Last…
Rank this Week: 44

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

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

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    Collecting an Existing Tax Does Not Create a New Tax

    Collecting an Existing Tax Does Not Create a New Tax
    For whatever reason, some people seem to think that being required to pay an existing tax amounts to the creation of a new tax. In a recent news story about an IRS proposal to reduce the reporting threshold for gambling winnings from $1200 to…
  • May 27

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument

    When Arguing Tax Policy, Don’t Let Simplistic Inaccuracies Overshadow Strong But Complicated Argument
    An image making the rounds on facebook has this to offer about federal taxation:Government Handouts That the Rich Get, But Fox “News” Will Never Mention:1. Mortgage interest deductions for big houses and second homes2. The yacht…
  • May 25

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test

    Between Theory and Reality is the (Tax) Test
    No, I’m not referring to the tax exams that stand between a student’s coursework and practice experience. What has been pulled from the back burner of this blog is something I’ve discussed many times, though not recently.…
Rank this Week: 473

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 29

    North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Magistrates To Refuse To Perform Same-Sex Marriage

    North Carolina Governor Vetoes Bill Allowing Magistrates To Refuse To Perform Same-Sex Marriage
    As reported by The Advocate, yesterday North Carolina Governor Pat McCrory, a Republican, announced he would veto Senate Bill 2 (full text), which was sent to him earlier in the day by the state legislature. The bill provides…
  • May 29

    Provocative Draw Muhammad Contest and Rally Planned In Phoenix Today

    Provocative Draw Muhammad Contest and Rally Planned In Phoenix Today
    A provocative rally is set for this evening in Phoenix, Arizona outside the Phoenix Islamic Center.  KPHO News and Mashable report on the event organized by former Marine Jon Ritzheimer and billed as "Round 2" after the attacks…
  • May 29

    Group Challenges University Football Coach Leading Players In Lord's Prayer

    Group Challenges University Football Coach Leading Players In Lord's Prayer
    The Toledo Blade reported Wednesday on a letter (full text) sent by Freedom From Religion Foundation to the president of the University of Toledo (a public university) complaining about a video posted on the University's YouTube channel…
Rank this Week: 23

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 29

    Today's Law, Society & Taxation Panel

    Today's Law, Society & Taxation Panel
    Today's Law, Society, and Taxation panels at the 2015 Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Seattle: Panel #5: Business and Entity Taxation Panel #6: Inequality, Distribution and the State Panel #7: Topics in the Theory and Practice…
  • May 29

    Former Assistant Dean, Tenured Law Prof Sue Cleveland-Marshall Dean, Claim Retaliation For Formation Of Faculty Union

    Former Assistant Dean, Tenured Law Prof Sue Cleveland-Marshall Dean, Claim Retaliation For Formation Of Faculty Union
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Cleveland Plain Dealer, Cleveland State University's Law School Dean Retaliated Against Associate Dean and Professor, Lawsuit Claims: The former [assistant] dean and a professor at Cleveland…
  • May 29

    IRS Should Be 'Red Carded' For This Lame FIFA Zing

    IRS Should Be 'Red Carded' For This Lame FIFA Zing
    USA Today, IRS Official Should be 'Red Carded' For This Terrible 'Red Card' FIFA Zing: The U.S. Government sent a shock wave through the sports world on Wednesday when it promptly indicted 14 FIFA officials — including two vice presidents…
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/
  • May 29

    Go, Nebraska!

    Go, Nebraska!
    This week, the Nebraska legislature passed a bill that abolishes the death penalty in that state. The vote makes Nebraska the 19th state to do so, in addition to the District of Columbia. This vote is amazing in contemporary U.S....
  • May 28

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele

    Down the Wrong Path: How Society Has Failed the Homele
    Editors' note: Prof. Sara Rankin submits this post written by students Justin Olson, Kaya Lurie, and Javier Ortiz. This piece is cross posted with the Legislative Law Profs Blog. Imagine a life where almost everything you did was prohibited.…
  • May 27

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right

    Call for Papers: Teaching Human Right
    Radical Teacher, a "socialist, feminist, and anti-racist journal on the theory and practice of teaching," is soliciting proposals for an issue on teaching about human rights." Past journal issues addressing human rights themes include the…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 29

    Losing the Past

    Losing the Past
    Are you working in a firm that has gone through a merger, or been rebranded through a takeover? Have you had occasion to look on the web and try to locate the old firm by name or by its URL? In most cases if you do this, you will no longer…
  • May 28

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Kaufman on the Public’s Right to Access Academic Librarie
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • May 28

    Email Could Not Be Covered Under Solicitor-Client Privilege

    Email Could Not Be Covered Under Solicitor-Client Privilege
    An Ontario court has compelled an employer to produce an email message between HR staff and counsel in the wrongful dismissal case of Jacobson v Atlas Copco Canada Inc. The Superior Court of Justice found the employer failed to show that the…
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Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 29

    Immigration Litigation Timing and Presidential Politic

    Immigration Litigation Timing and Presidential Politic
    by Michael DorfOn Tuesday, a 2-1 decision of a panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit affirmed the district court's preliminary injunction against President Obama's Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent…
  • May 28

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition

    Triple Taxation and the Non-Dangers of Interstate Competition
    by Neil H. BuchananFor a relatively minor and unheralded case, Comptroller of the Treasury of Maryland v. Wynne presents a surprisingly large number of interesting issues, in both constitutional law and tax policy.  Because…
  • May 27

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"

    Formalism and Functionalism in the Fifth Case in the Article III "Trilogy"
    By Michael DorfArticle III grants federal judges life tenure and salary protection. Nonetheless, Congress may assign some business that could be assigned to an Article III court to adjudication by personnel who lack life tenure and salary…
Rank this Week: 230

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • May 29

    The Great Senior Sell Off

    The Great Senior Sell Off
    What happens when all those aging baby-boomers finally decide to sell their large homes and move into smaller properties (or retirement communities)? Arthur Nelson, director of the Metropolitan Research Center at the University of Utah, sees…
  • May 29

    Owley on Keeping Track of Conservation

    Owley on Keeping Track of Conservation
    Jessie Owley (Buffalo) has posted Keeping Track of Conservation (Ecology Law Quarterly) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Throughout the world, governments require land protection in exchange for development permits. Unfortunately, oftentimes…
  • May 28

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo

    Barros Named Dean at Toledo
    It fills me with joy to report that Ben Barros, founder of this blog, will become The University of Toledo College of Law’s next dean. Hearty congratulations to Dean Barros. Well earned. Toledo's press release is here.
Rank this Week: 93

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 29

    Sentencing of Nelson Clifford Reinvigorates Argument for Passage of Sexual Character Evidence Rule

    Sentencing of Nelson Clifford Reinvigorates Argument for Passage of Sexual Character Evidence Rule
    Back in February, I posted an entry about the prosecution of Nelson Clifford and how Baltimore City State's Attorney used the case as support for her argument that Maryland should adopt state counterparts to Federal Rules of Evidence 413-415.…
  • May 28

    New Comments Policy

    New Comments Policy
    Since I started this blog in 2007, I have been proud of the fact that I've allowed all voices to be heard in the comments section. I've always approved all comments that were on point and respectful. As readers have...
  • May 28

    Chain of Fools, Take 5: Chain of Custody & The Failure to Properly Seal Blood Evidence

    Chain of Fools, Take 5: Chain of Custody & The Failure to Properly Seal Blood Evidence
    In Episode 4 of the Undisclosed Podcast, Susan Simpson noted a disturbing discovery regarding the blood samples used to determine the source of the stains found on the t-shirt in Hae Min Lee's car. While the seal on the blood...
Rank this Week: 301

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 29

    Rustad's Work Featured in Column

    Rustad's Work Featured in Column
    Mike Rustad's tort scholarship is featured heavily in a column written by his son, James. A singer/songwriter as well, James includes his song "The Great Inevitably Exploding Ford Pinto."
  • May 28

    OT: Davidson Publishes "Virginia Dawning"

    OT: Davidson Publishes "Virginia Dawning"
    It's summer and literature week here at TortsProf. Yesterday I posted about Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy," and today I'm pushing another novel from my home state of Virginia. Charlottesville lawyer John Davidson has just published…
  • May 27

    OT: Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy" Available for Pre-Order

    OT: Martin Clark's "Jezebel Remedy" Available for Pre-Order
    Virginia Circuit Judge Martin Clark is about to publish his fourth novel, "The Jezebel Remedy." I reviewed Clark's third novel, "The Legal Limit," back in 2009. I'm very excited about the next one, due out on June 9th.…
Rank this Week: 126

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 4400

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 29

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie

    Looking to Cuba for Comparative Law, Aging and Health Studie
    Light blogging ahead for me, as I will be leaving in a couple of days for my first visit to Cuba, as part of a small Penn State University faculty group. I'm confident I will have plenty of things to...
  • May 28

    New Survey on Retirement Readine

    New Survey on Retirement Readine
    Transamerica Center for Retirement Studies has issued their 16th Annual Retirement Survey of Older Workers. Retirement Throughout the Ages: Expectations & Preparations of American Workers was released in May of 2015. The 81 page report…
  • May 28

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"

    Join "Conversations Live" at WPSU-TV to Discuss "Caring for Mom & Dad"
    You can join us via telephone or email this evening, May 28, starting at 9 p.m. (ET) to discuss the new PBS documentary, Caring for Mom & Dad that airs at 8 p.m. on WPSU-TV. Our conversation begins at 9...
Rank this Week: 183

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Edited by James B. Levy, Louis J. Sirico, Jr., Todd A. Berger, E. Scott Fruehwald, Dennis Kennedy, Tom Mighell and Christopher G. Wren.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • May 29

    Synthesized Rules as Class Preparation

    Synthesized Rules as Class Preparation
    The latest issue of The Law Teacher is out, and it contains a wonderful article by Hillary Burgess: Synthesized Rules as Class Preparation: Teaching Synthesis Techniques While Ensuring Every Student Is Prepared for Class. An excerpt: "At…
  • May 28

    Beware of University Debit Card

    Beware of University Debit Card
    Many universities strongly encourage students to employ debit cards sponsored by their alma maters. However, the students may not realize that the debit cards are sometimes not a good deal. From the U.S. PIRG news release The U.S. Department…
  • May 28

    "Teaching Teamwork to Law Students"

    "Teaching Teamwork to Law Students"
    This is a "newish" article by Professors Janet Weinstein, Linda Morton, Howard Taras and Vivian Rezniak (all of California Western) and available at 63 J. Legal Educ. 36 (2013). From the introduction: Despite demand in law firms for…
Rank this Week: 4302

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
Rank this Week: 1253

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 28

    5 Great Novels About Privacy and Security

    5 Great Novels About Privacy and Security
    I am a lover of literature (I teach a class in law and literature), and I also love privacy and security, so I thought I’d list some of my favorite novels about privacy and security. I’m also trying to compile a more comprehensive…
  • May 28

    The Integrity of Clayton Homes and the Politics of “Investigative Journalism”

    The Integrity of Clayton Homes and the Politics of “Investigative Journalism”
    The following is adapted from “Berkshire’s Blemishes,” a working paper delineating the costs, rather than the vaunted benefits, of Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway as a management model, including its…
  • May 28

    Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Book

    Berkshire Trivia Contest: Win $100 in Book
    Ace the following quiz and win a $100 Amazon gift certificate (or, if you prefer, take $100 worth of my own books directly from me).  All answers may be found in Berkshire Beyond Buffett:  The Enduring Value of Values.  Feel…
Rank this Week: 36

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 28

    Mark Steyn On ISIS’ Origins With Frank Loesser

    Mark Steyn On ISIS’ Origins With Frank Loesser
    HH: And I begin this hour, which begins with our friend, Columnist To the World, Mark Steyn, www.steynonline.com, with the Kinks’ Lola for a couple of reasons. But first, Mark, did you ever have any connection with the Kinks? MS: Yeah,…
  • May 28

    Governor Bobby Jindal On Rand Paul, The Debates And The Patriot Act

    Governor Bobby Jindal On Rand Paul, The Debates And The Patriot Act
    The Audio: 05-28hhs-jindal The Transcript: HH: I’m joined now by the governor of the great state of Louisiana, Bobby Jindal. Governor Jindal, welcome back, it’s always a pleasure to speak with you. BJ: Hugh, thank you for having…
  • May 28

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Rand Paul, Common Core And The Debate

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie On Rand Paul, Common Core And The Debate
    The Audio: 05-28hhs-christie The Transcript: HH: Right now, I’m pleased to welcome back the Governor of the Garden State, Chris Christie. Governor Christie, welcome back to the Hugh Hewitt Show. CC: Hugh, happy to be back. HH: Good to…
Rank this Week: 4168

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    Punctuating Happine

    Punctuating Happine
    [From the National Archives's press release.]The National Archives, in partnership with the Institute for Advanced Study, will host a free conference on the Declaration of Independence titled “Punctuating Happiness,” from 9:15…
  • May 28

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind

    Coulson on Revisting US v. Thind
    Doug Coulson, Carnegie Mellon University, Department of English, has posted British Imperialism, the Indian Independence Movement, and the Racial Eligibility Provisions of the Naturalization Act: United States v. Thind Revisited, which…
  • May 28

    CFP: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West

    CFP: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West
    From Southern Methodist University, we have the following call for papers:Laying Down the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American WestA Joint Symposium Sponsored by the William P. Clements Center for Southwest Studies at SMU and…
Rank this Week: 59

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: 223

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • May 28

    Brent Budowsky: The coming terror attacks | TheHill

    Brent Budowsky: The coming terror attacks | TheHill
    I strongly and consistently opposed the Iraq War that was initiated by former President George W. Bush and would equally strongly oppose any similar large-scale military venture today. But with ISIS gaining strength and calling on followers…
  • May 28

    Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal May 27, 2015

    Pre-Traumatic Stress Disorder by Theodore Dalrymple, City Journal May 27, 2015
    What is most interesting from the cultural point of view about the preposterous nonsense of trigger warnings for Victorian books is the obvious thirst or desire for victimization that they express. Victims are the heroes of the politically…
  • May 28

    An Economic Checkup | TIME

    An Economic Checkup | TIME
    The U.S. economy is at a critical juncture. The Federal Reserve’s very easy monetary policy during the past few years has been the root of both good and ill: reduced unemployment on the one hand and increased financial risks on...
Rank this Week: 90

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 28

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation

    White on False Science in Police Interrogation
    Catherine E White has posted Comment: 'I Did Not Hurt Him...This Is a Nightmare': The Introduction of False, But Not Fabricated, Forensic Science in Police Interrogations (Wisconsin Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Junk…
  • May 28

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape

    Caruso on Unemployment and Rape
    Raul Caruso (Catholic University of the Sacred Heart of Milan) has posted What is the Relationship between Unemployment and Rape? Evidence from a Panel of European Regions on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper empirically analyzes the…
  • May 28

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law

    Fahey on Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law
    Elaine Fahey (City University London - City Law School) has posted Transatlantic Cooperation in Criminal Law (M. Bergström, V. Mitsilegas and T. Konstadinides (eds) Research Handbook on EU Criminal law (Edward Elgar, 2015)) on SSRN. Here is…
Rank this Week: 52

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • May 28

    People v. Trujeque (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 28, 2015)

    People v. Trujeque (Cal. Supreme Ct. - May 28, 2015)
    It's not every day that you read a California Supreme Court decision that unanimously reverses a death sentence.  But today's such a day.It's an unusual result, but it's also an unusual case.  For example, it's incredibly rare…
  • May 27

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)

    Doe v. Ayers (9th Cir. - May 27, 2015)
    Back in March, the Ninth Circuit unanimously granted habeas relief in a California death penalty case.  This was itself unusual.  (Though less unusual given the composition of the panel -- Judges Pregerson, Reinhardt, and Wardlaw.)…
  • May 26

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)

    In Re Quantification Settlement Agreement Cases (Cal. Ct. App. - May 26, 2015)
    Justice Robie publishes an opinion to say:  "We love that the parties have finally settled this long-running dispute, which has seen no less than eight different proceedings in the Court of Appeal over the past dozen years.  Thanks…
Rank this Week: 160

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 28

    al Warafi’s Active Hostilitie

    al Warafi’s Active Hostilitie
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein Cross-posted at Just Security As Marty Lederman’s earlier post explains, a D.C. district court is now considering the habeas petition of Guantanamo detainee Mukhtar Yahia Naji al Warafi, found…
  • May 28

    The ILC takes up Jus Cogen

    The ILC takes up Jus Cogen
    by Kristen Boon by Kristen Boon On May 27, 2015 Mr. Dire Tladi of South Africa was appointed Special Rapporteur for a new topic on the International Law Commission’s agenda:  jus cogens.  The progressive development and…
  • May 28

    The nature and scope of the war in Afghanistan

    The nature and scope of the war in Afghanistan
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Two recent court filings bring to light important questions about the scope and nature of the armed conflict in Afghanistan. Who would have thought that so many years after 9/11 we would still be asking…
Rank this Week: 57