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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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ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 1

    Tom Saenz of MALDEF on United States v. Teca

    Tom Saenz of MALDEF on United States v. Teca
    President and General Counsel of the Mexican American Legal Defense and Educational Foundation (MALDEF) Thomas A. Saenz, whose recent U.S. Supreme Court argument on behalf of immigrant mothers underscored the human impact of immigration…
  • Jul 1

    Its a Bird, a Plane . . . No, Its Just Donald Trump Again

    Its a Bird, a Plane . . . No, Its Just Donald Trump Again
    CNN reports on Donald Trump's latest comedic jab at Mexico and the Mexican people. In CNN's words: "Donald Trump's latest jab at Mexico is taking off. As a plane flew overhead at Trump's Thursday afternoon town hall in Manchester, New...
  • Jul 1

    Brexit and Xenophobia vs. Immigration and Innovation

    Brexit and Xenophobia vs. Immigration and Innovation
    Cyrus Mehta on the Insightful Immigration Blog analyzes the relationship between the resistance to globalization and immigration. KJ
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Donald Trump "Likes" Waterboarding, Despite Congressional Prohibition

    Donald Trump "Likes" Waterboarding, Despite Congressional Prohibition
    On Tuesday, hours after the terrorist attacks in Istanbul, Donald Trump again raised the prospect of waterboarding terror suspects, asking a crowd at Ohio University “What do you think of waterboarding?”   After…
  • Jul 1

    President Obama's Executive Order on Pre/Post Airstrike Policies and Practice

    President Obama's Executive Order on Pre/Post Airstrike Policies and Practice
    Hot off the press: The new Executive Order concerning pre-strike and post-strike practices and policies is here, ODNI's release of aggregate casaulty information is here, and the official fact sheet concerning them both is here. A few quick…
  • Jul 1

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The Iraqi security force’s recent victory in Fallujah remains the highmark of the ongoing campaign to defeat the Islamic State. But the Financial Times warns that Fallujah may fall again if Iraq’s politicians do not build upon…
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
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Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 1

    What Law Firms are Giving Major Raises to Newbies?

    What Law Firms are Giving Major Raises to Newbies?
    At least 82 firms are now starting out new attorneys with annual salaries of $180,000. Hard to believe and a bit demoralizing for us academics toiling for far less. When we entered academia, we knew we were giving up the...
  • Jun 30

    Using Visuals in the Rule Making Proce

    Using Visuals in the Rule Making Proce
    Probably most of aren’t aware that documents filed in government rulemaking proceedings frequently contain explanatory and persuasive visuals—both illustrations and short videos. In their article, Visual Rulemaking, Elizabeth G. Porter…
  • Jun 30

    Fordham Law expands its experiential learning programs with appointment of new leadership

    Fordham Law expands its experiential learning programs with appointment of new leadership
    This from the Fordham Law online news blog: Fordham’s experiential learning program expands with two new leaders and a renewed sense of innovation. Two years ago, the American Bar Association issued new standards for law schools to fulfill…
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Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 1

    New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Against Aid in Dying Law

    New Mexico Supreme Court Rules Against Aid in Dying Law
    The New Mexico Supreme Court ruled that there is no fundamental right for a terminally ill patient to seek assistance from a physician in ending their life. As this aid in dying trend is making its way across the United...
  • Jul 1

    Article on the Theory of Sham

    Article on the Theory of Sham
    Alexander A. Boni-Saenz & Reid K. Weisbord recently published an Article entitled, Sham and Remedial Doctrines, 22 Trusts & Trustees (Forthcoming 2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: This Essay articulates a general…
  • Jun 30

    Article on New Zealand Trust Taxation

    Article on New Zealand Trust Taxation
    Mark Brabazon recently published an Article entitled, Trust Residence, Grantor Taxation and the Settlor Regime in New Zealand, New Zealand J. Taxation L. & Policy (Forthcoming 2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article:…
Rank this Week: 22

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/
  • Jul 1

    Joking About Domestic Violence Gets Judge Suspended

    Joking About Domestic Violence Gets Judge Suspended
    A Louisiana judge was suspended for a year without pay misconduct that included on-the-bench comments that displayed a joking attitude to domestic violence victims While presiding over Mr. Williams’s criminal case, Respondent made an…
  • Jul 1

    Judging The Choir

    Judging The Choir
    The Louisiana Supreme Court suspended a judge without pay for 15 days for his early termination of the probation of a member of his church. This matter concerns Judge Best’s handling of a motion to terminate the probation of Antonio...
  • Jul 1

    Ipad Theft From Louisiana Lobbyist Draws Proposed Disbarment

    Ipad Theft From Louisiana Lobbyist Draws Proposed Disbarment
    A Louisiana Hearing Committee has concluded that disbarment is the appropriate sanction for an attorney who had defaulted on allegations that he engaged in criminal behavior that violated ethics rules. The underlying crime? He was…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
Rank this Week: 57

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 1

    Austria Presidential Election Annulled After 'Serious' Postal Vote Fraud

    Austria Presidential Election Annulled After 'Serious' Postal Vote Fraud
    Now the Austrian Constitutional court has upheld a complaint by the FPO about conduct in the election. The party had alleged that there were voting “irregularities” in 94 of the 117 total electoral constituencies in the country,…
  • Jul 1

    Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton | Political News | US New

    Attorney general wishes she hadn't met with Bill Clinton | Political News | US New
    "I certainly wouldn't do it again," Lynch said of the meeting. For Hillary Clinton, the presumptive Democratic nominee, the episode raised the risk that voters will see her anew as half of a power couple that makes its own rules....
  • Jul 1

    What We Know About the World’s Oldest Computer – RealClearLife

    What We Know About the World’s Oldest Computer – RealClearLife
    Discovered in the haul from a Grecian shipwreck in the early 1900s, the bronze fragments of the 2,100-year-old Antikythera Mechanism have baffled archaeologists, astronomers, and historians for centuries. A modern-day team of experts has…
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Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    What Linda Greenhouse emailed me about what I blogged about what she wrote in The NYT about Justice Kennedy.

    What Linda Greenhouse emailed me about what I blogged about what she wrote in The NYT about Justice Kennedy.
    On Tuesday, I wrote a post titled "Linda Greenhouse notes the 'dry, almost clinical tone' and lack of 'poetry' in the Supreme Court's pro-abortion-rights opinion."I quoted her writing: The dry, almost clinical tone could scarcely be more…
  • Jul 1

    Eat Pray Love... pick 2.

    Eat Pray Love... pick 2.
    "''I am separating from the man whom many of you know as 'Felipe' — the man whom I fell in love with at the end of the EAT PRAY LOVE journey," says Elizabeth Gilbert.Oh, I'm sure the new story is good for another memoir. They'll…
  • Jul 1

    Madison police officer fatally shoots a man who was coming at him with a pitchfork.

    Madison police officer fatally shoots a man who was coming at him with a pitchfork.
    "Police Chief Mike Koval said.... a neighbor... called 911 around 9 p.m. to report that a man was about chest-deep in the water [of Lake Monona] and acting oddly..."... seemingly talking to himself and slapping the water. The man then…
Rank this Week: 17

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Jul 1

    McDonnell Is Nothing New

    McDonnell Is Nothing New
    Some folks have expressed critical views of the Supreme Court's opinion in the McDonnell case. But they are forgetting several important points: This was a unanimous decision by the Court. There were no dissents. There were no concurring…
  • Jun 29

    Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision

    Thoughts on the McDonnell Decision
    I received the McDonnell decision with mixed feelings. Initially, I was happy for my colleague Hank Asbill, one of the nation's top criminal defense attorneys, for a great victory. Asbill and his co-counsel litigated this case the…
  • Jun 28

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping

    Bob McDonnell, Arthur Andersen and the Failure of District Court Gatekeeping
    McDonnell v. United States and Arthur Andersen v. United States are remarkably similar Supreme Court reversals. In both cases, aggressive federal prosecutors pushed obviously dubious jury instructions on all-too-willing federal district…
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TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    Kleinbard:The Trojan Horse Of Corporate Integration (With Shaviro's Commentary)

    Kleinbard:The Trojan Horse Of Corporate Integration (With Shaviro's Commentary)
    Edward D. Kleinbard (USC), The Trojan Horse of Corporate Integration: The U.S. Senate Finance Committee has invested significant resources, including hearings and staff reports, to make the case for an unusual form of corporate dividend…
  • Jul 1

    The NLJ 500: A Robust Portrait Of Big Law

    The NLJ 500: A Robust Portrait Of Big Law
    National Law Journal, NLJ 500: A Robust Portrait of Big Law: Welcome to the inaugural NLJ 500. This year, we introduce the biggest-ever expansion of our annual NLJ 350 report—launched in 1978 with a ranking of 200 firms—to provide a more…
  • Jul 1

    Weekly Tax Roundup

    Weekly Tax Roundup
    Bloomberg, Hedge Funds Still Can't Figure Out a Way to Avoid a $25 Billion Tax Bill Bloomberg, Hong Kong’s Richest Man Calls for Higher Tax Amid Wealth Gap Bloomberg, Oil Investor Zukerman Pleads Guilty in Tax Evasion Case Bloomberg, Paul…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    New Issue: Questions of International Law

    New Issue: Questions of International Law
    The latest issue of Questions of International Law / Questioni di Diritto Internazionale (no. 29, 2016) is out. Contents include:Questioning the development of international law with regard to third-party countermeasures: Lessons from Libya,…
  • Jul 1

    Meyer: Local Liability

    Meyer: Local Liability
    Timothy Meyer (Vanderbilt Univ. - Law) has posted Local Liability (North Carolina Law Review, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:On February 4, 2016, the United States and eleven other countries signed the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP)…
  • Jul 1

    Bodansky & Spiro: Executive Agreements Plu

    Bodansky & Spiro: Executive Agreements Plu
    Daniel Bodansky (Arizona State Univ. - Law) & Peter J. Spiro (Temple Univ. - Law) have posted Executive Agreements Plus (Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:Can President Obama join the Paris climate…
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • Jul 1

    The Garland Network

    The Garland Network
    I have written before in a popular piece--and then in an academic article I am putting the finishing touches on now--about how much of constitutional law can be understood by the fact that there are far fewer conservative lawyers graduating…
  • Jul 1

    Expanding Access to the HIV Prevention Pill, Truvada

    Expanding Access to the HIV Prevention Pill, Truvada
    Thrilled to be guest blogging with Prawfs this month! To kick things off, I thought I’d highlight some of the barriers that are preventing widespread access to Truvada, a once-daily pill that can help prevent infection with HIV even if…
  • Jun 30

    Overview of ABF Research (Part III): Law & Globalization and Legal History

    Overview of ABF Research (Part III): Law & Globalization and Legal History
    In this last post on ABF research, let me describe two parts of our research portfolio that reflect both our sense of the past and our transnational perspective on the present. From its founding in the 1950s through today, the ABF has been…
Rank this Week: 24

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/
  • Jul 1

    Brooks v. Mercy Hospital (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2016)

    Brooks v. Mercy Hospital (Cal. Ct. App. - July 1, 2016)
    Some appeals are hard.  Some are absurdly easy.This is an example of the latter.I'm not even sure how the trial court gets this one wrong.  I suspect that the fact that plaintiff is an incarcerated prisoner and pro se litigant has…
  • Jun 30

    Cuero v. Cate (9th Cir. - June 30, 2016)

    Cuero v. Cate (9th Cir. - June 30, 2016)
    Relatively harsh words from the Ninth Circuit this morning.The majority -- Judge Wardlaw, joined by Judge Silverman -- believe that there was a plea deal (and that the state breached it).  Judge O'Scannlain, dissenting, believes that…
  • Jun 29

    U.S. v. Lindsay (9th Cir. - June 28, 2016)

    U.S. v. Lindsay (9th Cir. - June 28, 2016)
    I have two related comments about this opinion by Judge Gould.  One small, one larger.Both involve the same issue:  materiality.  To be convicted of wire fraud, your false statement needs to be "material".  That's a pretty…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Happy Canada Day!

    Happy Canada Day!
    To all Canadians and dual citizens: Joyeuse Fete du Canada.
  • Jun 30

    UNLV Hiring Announcement

    UNLV Hiring Announcement
    UNIVERSITY OF NEVADA, LAS VEGAS—WILLIAM S. BOYD SCHOOL OF LAW invites applications from entry-levels and laterals. The Boyd School of Law is a leading public law school with a reputation for a strong commitment to scholarship and teaching.…
  • Jun 30

    My Dog Ate The Withdrawl Plan

    My Dog Ate The Withdrawl Plan
    With news this morning that Boris Johnson will not stand for PM, I have this sense of him as a fellow who has suddenly realized that the Brexit plan he supported might not be the best idea...for him. I imagine...
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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 1

    Feinberg on Genetic Connections in Child Custody Disputes between Same-Sex Parent

    Feinberg on Genetic Connections in Child Custody Disputes between Same-Sex Parent
    Jessica Feinberg (Mercer University - Walter F. George School of Law) has posted Consideration of Genetic Connections in Child Custody Disputes between Same-Sex Parents: Fair or Foul? (Missouri Law Review, Vol. 81, No. 2, 2016) on SSRN. Here…
  • Jul 1

    Husak on Legal Moralism

    Husak on Legal Moralism
    Douglas Husak (Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey - Department of Philosophy) has posted What's Legal About Legal Moralism? on SSRN. Here is the abstract: If legal moralism posits a normative connection between culpable wrongdoing…
  • Jul 1

    Bodansky & Spiro on Executive Agreements Plus & the Paris Climate Change Agreement

    Bodansky & Spiro on Executive Agreements Plus & the Paris Climate Change Agreement
    Daniel Bodansky and Peter J. Spiro (Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law and Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law) have posted Executive Agreements Plus (Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law,…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • Jul 1

    Legal Strategy: Boris Berian, Nike, and New Balance

    Legal Strategy: Boris Berian, Nike, and New Balance
    Today a number of athletes will compete in various track & field events in the Olympic Trials. One of those events is the qualifying round of the 800m, and one of the 800m runners, Boris Berian, was recently caught in...
  • Jul 1

    Have the DOJ and SEC Complicated the Attorney-Client Relationship?

    Have the DOJ and SEC Complicated the Attorney-Client Relationship?
    This post concerns the rights and responsibilities of whistleblowers. I sit on the Department of Labor Whistleblower Protection Advisory Committee. These views are solely my own. Within a week of my last day as a Deputy General Counsel and…
  • Jun 30

    Some (Don't) Like it Hot

    Some (Don't) Like it Hot
    Back in May, I posted about a legal action against Starbucks for too much ice in its drinks. I referenced in that post the earlier legal action taken against Starbucks for under-filling its latte drinks and against McDonald's for damage...
Rank this Week: 93

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/
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Dimock on Malum Prohibitum Crime

    Dimock on Malum Prohibitum Crime
    Susan Dimock (York University) has posted Introduction: A Trilogy of Papers on the Malum Prohibitum — Malum in Se Distinction in Criminal Law (Dialogue, Volume 55, Issue 01, pp. 1-7, March 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: It has...
  • Jul 1

    Selbin et al. on California's Anti-Homeless Law

    Selbin et al. on California's Anti-Homeless Law
    Jeffrey Selbin , Stephanie Campos , Sasha Feldstein , Marina Fisher and Nathaniel Miller (University of California, Berkeley - School of Law , University of California, Berkeley - School of Law , University of California, Berkeley, The…
  • Jun 30

    Buckingham on Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice

    Buckingham on Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice
    Samantha Buckingham (Loyola Law School - Center for Juvenile Law and Policy) has posted Trauma Informed Juvenile Justice (53 American Criminal Law Review 641 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The juvenile justice system fails to account…
Rank this Week: 52

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Jul 1

    A New Trial in Three Step

    A New Trial in Three Step
    A new trial in three steps: ______________________ Step One: May 6, 2015: The State files its Brief of Appellee. At trial, the State had claimed that the 2:36 P.M. call on Adnan's call log was Adnan calling Jay from Best...
  • Jun 30

    A Quick Take on Judge Welch's Opinion Granting Adnan Syed a New Trial

    A Quick Take on Judge Welch's Opinion Granting Adnan Syed a New Trial
    Today, Judge Martin Welch granted Adnan a new trial. Judge Welch reached this conclusion by finding that "trial counsel's...failure to challenge the reliability of the cell tower location evidence violated [Adnan]'s right to effective…
  • Jun 30

    Prosecutor's "Lost in Space" Statement Leads to Loss on Appeal in Manslaughter Case

    Prosecutor's "Lost in Space" Statement Leads to Loss on Appeal in Manslaughter Case
    Yesterday, Deadline announced that Netflix has given a 10-episode straight-to-series order to Lost in Space, a remake of sci-fi master Irwin Allen’s 1965 cult TV classic, from Legendary TV. I remember watching watching "Lost in…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    China Needs More Sperm

    China Needs More Sperm
    New York Times (June 13, 2016): China's Call to Young Men: Your Nation Needs Your Sperm, by Javier C. Hernández: Styling it as an important contribution to society, the Chinese government is doing all it can to encourage young men...
  • Jun 30

    Making IVF Safer with Nuclear Transfer

    Making IVF Safer with Nuclear Transfer
    CTV News (June 9, 2016): New IVF Method Limits Transfer of Bad DNA to Babies: Study: Nuclear transfer, a reproductive technique wherein the nucleus of an egg cell replaces the nucleus of an egg cell that has healthier cytoplasm, holds...
  • Jun 29

    Whole Woman’s Health, Human Rights and Poor Women’s Access to Abortion

    Whole Woman’s Health, Human Rights and Poor Women’s Access to Abortion
    (June 28, 2106) Cross-posted on Human Rights at Home Blog: Whole Woman's Health, Human Rights and Poor Women's Access to Abortion, by Cynthia Soohoo The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt to strike down two…
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The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 9

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
Rank this Week: 87

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Hays on Andrew Jackson and Native-American Sovereignty

    Hays on Andrew Jackson and Native-American Sovereignty
    Joel Stanford Hays has posted Twisting the Law: Legal Inconsistencies in Andrew Jackson's Treatment of Native-American Sovereignty and State Sovereignty, which appeared in the Journal of Southern Legal History 21 (2013): 157-92:Andrew Jackson…
  • Jul 1

    Kwak on Desan's "Making Money"

    Kwak on Desan's "Making Money"
    Over at Baseline Scenario, James Kwak, an associate professor at the University of Connecticut School of Law, has posted a thoughtful review of Making Money: Coin, Currency and the Coming of Capitalism, by HLS’s Christine Desan. …
  • Jun 30

    Brown on Penology and Colonialism

    Brown on Penology and Colonialism
    Mark Brown, Melbourne University, published Penal Power and Colonial Rule (Routledge) back in 2014. From the publisher:This book provides an account of the distinctive way in which penal power developed outside the metropolitan centre.…
Rank this Week: 59

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 1

    After Trump Crashes, Will Conservatives and Liberals Understand Each Other Better?

    After Trump Crashes, Will Conservatives and Liberals Understand Each Other Better?
    by Neil H. BuchananIt is fascinating to observe the ongoing breakdown of the Republican Party and the conservative movement more generally.  Much has been written about the craven collapse of House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority…
  • Jun 30

    National Constitution Center SCOTUS End-of-Term Wrap-Up

    National Constitution Center SCOTUS End-of-Term Wrap-Up
    by Michael DorfIn this podcast, I discuss the big cases, the trends, and the near-term future of the Supreme Court with National Constitution Center President Jeffrey Rosen (host) and Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network. We agree…
  • Jun 30

    Strieff, Innocence, Targeting, and Overcriminalization

    Strieff, Innocence, Targeting, and Overcriminalization
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my Verdict column for this week, I discuss the case of Utah v. Strieff. The Court held in Strieff that although a police officer had stopped a suspect without any reasonable suspicion (as the parties conceded), and…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    Court Strikes Down Indiana's So-Called Anti-Discrimination Ban on Abortion

    Court Strikes Down Indiana's So-Called Anti-Discrimination Ban on Abortion
    In Planned Parenthood of Indiana and Kentucky, Inc. v. Commissioner, Indiana State Department of Health, (SD IN, June 30, 2016), an Indiana federal district court issued a preliminary injunction against enforcing new regulation of abortions…
  • Jul 1

    Alien Tort Suit Against Turkish Cleric Dismissed

    Alien Tort Suit Against Turkish Cleric Dismissed
    In Ates v. Gulen, (MD PA, June 29, 2016), a Pennsylvania federal district court dismissed an Alien Tort Statute lawsuit (as well as related state law claims) that had been brought by three residents of Turkey against Fethullah…
  • Jul 1

    Federal District Court Strikes Down Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Conscience Protection Law

    Federal District Court Strikes Down Mississippi's Anti-LGBT Conscience Protection Law
    In Barber v. Bryant, (SD MS, June 30, 2016), a Mississippi federal district court in a stinging 60-page opinion, issued a preliminary injunction against enforcement of Mississippi House Bill 1523, the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from…
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Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

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

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 1

    Introducing Josephine Dawuni

    Introducing Josephine Dawuni
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Josephine J. Dawuni as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Josephine is Assistant Professor of Political Science at Howard University, Washington D.C. She holds an LLB from the University of…
  • Jul 1

    Race to the top? African women judges and international court

    Race to the top? African women judges and international court
    What do we know about African women as subjects of international law? More so, what do we know about African women judges who sit on international courts at the regional and international levels? These questions are central to moving forward…
  • Jun 30

    Transitional Justice: What is the role of law in bringing imaginative and imaginary peace to Colombia?

    Transitional Justice: What is the role of law in bringing imaginative and imaginary peace to Colombia?
    This blog post is based on a reflection presented at the “Transitional Justice as Legal Field, Site and Imagination” panel at the Transnational Law Summer Institute, Kings College, London June 29, 2016. I am grateful to Prabha…
Rank this Week: 40

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 1

    The Police Officer, the Law Enforcement Information Network and "Personal Use or Gain"

    The Police Officer, the Law Enforcement Information Network and "Personal Use or Gain"
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Michigan:  People v. Calabrese, 2016 WL 1680996 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining that Calabrese is appealingby delayed leave granted his jury trial…
  • Jun 29

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund

    The Bank Director, the Vice-President and the Disbursement of Bank Fund
    This post examines an opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit:  U.S. v. Bernick, 2016 WL 3141389 (2016).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatMichael Bernick was convicted of nine counts of bank…
  • Jun 27

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment

    Cyberbullying, Sexual Information Pertaining to a Minor and the First Amendment
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of North Carolina:  State of North Carolina v. Bishop, 2016 WL 3221098 (2016).  As the opinion explains, on 9 February 2012, defendant Robert Bishop was arrested and charged with…
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PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 1

    Roark gives TED Talk on Development and Human Impact

    Roark gives TED Talk on Development and Human Impact
    Marc Roark (Savannah) recently gave a TED Talk on his article Human Impact Statements (Washburn Law Journal). Here's the abstract from SSRN: When a city undertakes a development project, low income and homeless persons face risks of…
  • Jun 28

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America

    Job Posting: Director of Property Rights Initiative at New America
    The non-partisan think tank New America has a new job posting that might be of interest to property-minded folk. Details are at the link below. The website describes the position, in part, as follows: "New America seeks a director for...
  • Jun 26

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right

    Newman on the Economics of Indigenous Property Right
    Dwight Newman (Saskatchewan) has posted The Economic Characteristics of Indigenous Property Rights: A Canadian Case Study (Nebraska Law Review) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Legal and economic scholars have increasingly drawn attention to the…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    Defining Metropolitan Area for Tax Purpose

    Defining Metropolitan Area for Tax Purpose
    A recent Tax Court case, Haag v. Comr., T.C. Summ. Op. 2016-29, sheds some light on how metropolitan areas are defined for tax purposes. More specifically, the case tells taxpayers how not to define metropolitan area.Both of the taxpayers, a…
  • Jun 29

    Sharing Taxes, Pennsylvania Style

    Sharing Taxes, Pennsylvania Style
    Pennsylvania localities have a tax problem. They’re not good at sharing taxes, and the rules imposed on them by the state give Philadelphia special treatment. According to this article, localities in the Philadelphia area are pushing…
  • Jun 27

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad

    Losing a Tax Deduction When Finances Go Bad
    When taxpayers decided to purchase rental real estate, one of the factors that affects selection of property and the amount to offer for purchase is the anticipated deductions arising from interest payments on loans secured by mortgages on…
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Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 1

    Looking towards fall 2016: lateral faculty moves and changes since the fall 2014 PGR

    Looking towards fall 2016: lateral faculty moves and changes since the fall 2014 PGR
    MOVING TO FRONT (originally posted Sept. 4, 2015)--updated (recent additions in bold) Since the fall 2014 PGR surveys, here are the major lateral moves with tenure that have taken place: Paul Audi (metaphysics, philosophy of mind) from the…
  • Jul 1

    Another leading PhD programs offers guaranteed post-PhD employment to those who finish in a timely way

    Another leading PhD programs offers guaranteed post-PhD employment to those who finish in a timely way
    Last year, we noted Irvine's program, and it turns out Notre Dame has something similar. (Thanks to Curtis Franks for the pointer.)
  • Jul 1

    Advertising update

    Advertising update
    August will be the last month of reduced summer rates due to reduced blogging; there is still one top spot ($300) available that month. Rates go back to normal in September ($700/$600/$500); there is one top, one second from the...
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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
  • Jul 1

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2016: Abstract

    Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax) 4/2016: Abstract
    The latest issue of the “Praxis des Internationalen Privat- und Verfahrensrechts (IPRax)” features the following articles: F. Eichel, Private International Law Aspects of Arbitration Clauses in Favor of the Court of Arbitration…
  • Jun 30

    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot on the US Supreme Court case of Obb Personenverkehr AG v. Sach

    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot on the US Supreme Court case of Obb Personenverkehr AG v. Sach
    Francisco Javier Zamora Cabot has placed the following paper on SSRN: Access of Victims to Justice and Foreign Conducts: The U.S.S.C. Gives Another Turning of the Screw in the Obb Personenverkeher V. Sachs Case, on Sovereign Immunity The text…
  • Jun 30

    Brussels IIbis recast

    Brussels IIbis recast
    The European Commission today published the Proposal for the Brussels IIbis Recast and issued a press release. There are no changes to jurisdiction in divorce matters, but quite a few significant ones on parental responsibility. The…
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Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 1

    A Senior "Airbnb" of Sorts?

    A Senior "Airbnb" of Sorts?
    The success of Airbnb and other types of vacation home sharing services seems to be particularly useful to a certain segment of the population (here's a hint-this is the elder law prof blog). The New York Times ran an article...
  • Jun 30

    Saving Medicare $ by Raising Eligibility Age?

    Saving Medicare $ by Raising Eligibility Age?
    Traditional Medicare Versus Private Insurance: How Spending, Volume, And Price Change At Age Sixty-Five , an article published in Health Affairs, discusses one topic that we hear periodically-that is, raising the age of Medicare eligibility…
  • Jun 29

    More on Observation Statu

    More on Observation Statu
    Last week Kaiser Health News (KHN) ran an update about Medicare's Observation Status, reminding readers that the requirements of the NOTICE Act go into effect on August 6, 2016. Medicare Releases Draft Proposal For Patient Observation Notice…
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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jul 1

    Happy Dominion Day

    Happy Dominion Day
    or Happy Canada Day as the kids like to call it these days.
  • Jun 29

    Admin Law Masquerading as Causation

    Admin Law Masquerading as Causation
    And now he has two (majority judgments)! Justice Brown issued his second judgment (yes, I am keeping count) on behalf of seven colleagues in British Columbia (Workers’ Compensation Appeal Tribunal) v. Fraser Health Authority . The case is…
  • Jun 29

    Libertarians and Brexit

    Libertarians and Brexit
    Many libertarians were for Brexit. Ilya Somin discusses the libertarian cases for and against Brexit, and pivots on McGill's top political scientist and libertarian scholar Jacob Levy's piece against (or perhaps not for) Brexit. Here is also…
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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/
  • Jul 1

    JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Swan on Bystanders and Bullie

    JOTWELL Torts: Chamallas on Swan on Bystanders and Bullie
    Martha Chamallas reviews Sarah Swan's Bystander Interventions at JOTWELL.
  • Jun 30

    MO: Gov. Nixon Vetoes Collateral Source, Expert Witness Bill

    MO: Gov. Nixon Vetoes Collateral Source, Expert Witness Bill
    Governor Jay Nixon vetoed a bill that would have essentially abrogated the collateral source rule, stating the bill was particularly unfair to those purchasing insurance. He also vetoed an expert witness qualification bill he stated was…
  • Jun 29

    IKEA Sued Over Tipping Dresser

    IKEA Sued Over Tipping Dresser
    At least 6 children have been crushed to death by IKEA dressers, prompting the company to recall approximately 29 million dressers dating to 2002. Suit filed against IKEA alleges problems with the design and warnings on the products. ABC…
Rank this Week: 133

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 1

    With his mastery of out-of-control vehicles, only Keanu can save the UK

    With his mastery of out-of-control vehicles, only Keanu can save the UK
    I am not kidding - The Guardian has run an article that Neo from The Matrix (aka Keanu Reeves) can save the UK from Brexit.
  • Jul 1

    Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare

    Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare
    Matthew N. White (Department of Economics, University of Delaware) analyzes Competition Among Insurers and Consumer Welfare. ABSTRACT: This article presents a model to analyze consumer welfare, price, and competition in a three-way market…
  • Jun 30

    On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game

    On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game
    Ludovic Alexandre Julien has thoughts On Noncooperative Oligopoly Equilibrium in the Multiple Leader-Follower Game. ABSTRACT: In this paper, we provide new proofs of existence and uniqueness of a Stackelberg market equilibrium for a multiple…
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Jul 1

    Should the ABA's Law School Accreditation Powers Be Suspended for a Year?

    Should the ABA's Law School Accreditation Powers Be Suspended for a Year?
    A U.S. Department of Education panel has recommended that the American Bar Association’s accreditation power for new law schools be suspended for one year because the ABA ailed to implement its student achievement standards, probationary…
  • Jun 30

    Kudos to Emory Law for a Wonderful Transactional Law & Skills Conference

    Kudos to Emory Law for a Wonderful Transactional Law & Skills Conference
    Emory Law’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice hosted the biennial conference on teaching transactional law and skills earlier this month. This year, the conference was titled “Method in the Madness: The Art and Science of Teaching…
  • Jun 25

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.

    Famous Bench Slaps -- The 15th Anniversary of Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corp.
    Tomorrow marks the 15th anniversary of the district court bench slap to counsel in Bradshaw v. Unity Marine Corporation, 147 F. Supp. 2d 668 (S.D. Tex. 2001). Here's an excerpt from that scathing decision: Before proceeding further, the Court…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Jul 1

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference in September

    Save the Date: Central States Law Schools Scholarship Conference in September
    The Central States Law Schools Association Scholarship Conference will be held on Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24, 2016 at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota. CSLSA is an organization of…
  • Jun 26

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran

    Detention, Heavy Fines, and Alleged Torture for Artistic Expression in the Islamic Republic of Iran
    UN human rights experts on cultural rights and on freedom of expression have expressed concern at the imprisonment and imposition of heavy fines against three artists in the Islamic Republic of Iran earlier this month and have called for…
  • Jun 25

    Brexit

    Brexit
    Following the vote in the United Kingdom to leave the European Union, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said today that the United Nations looks forward to continuing to work with both “important partners.” “The…
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Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
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Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 30

    From the annals of Trump University

    From the annals of Trump University
    For the last week or so, I've been getting daily (or more) blast emails from the Trump campaign, even though I'm not a member of a foreign parliament.  Today's was the strangest yet - it verges on being threatening, starting with its…
  • Jun 30

    Kleinbard on the Senate Finance deliberations regarding corporate integration

    Kleinbard on the Senate Finance deliberations regarding corporate integration
    There's been a moderate to-do in the press recently regarding plans by Senator Hatch, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, to release a corporate integration plan. Here, for example, is a May 18 BNA article, "Hatch Pushes Corporate…
  • Jun 29

    Trump on waterboarding

    Trump on waterboarding
    Per Vox: "I like it a lot. I don't think it's tough enough. Can you imagine them sitting around the table or wherever they're eating their dinner, talking about the Americans don't do waterboarding and yet we chop off heads? They probably…
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nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
  • Jun 30

    Ending a marriage: Divorce in Trinidad and Tobago

    Ending a marriage: Divorce in Trinidad and Tobago
    If a marriage breaks down, a husband and wife may legally end their relationship by obtaining a divorce. There is ONE ground for divorce in…
  • Jun 30

    From Hashtags to Harry Potter

    From Hashtags to Harry Potter
    Orlando was the venue for the 2016 International Trademark Association (INTA) annual conference, with over 9,000 trademark and intellectual property attorneys registered. It was my…
  • Apr 25

    Culture Reimagined – Are Intellectual Property Rights in fact Human Rights?

    Culture Reimagined – Are Intellectual Property Rights in fact Human Rights?
    Human rights and intellectual property aren’t two concepts that you’d necessarily think have anything in common. But creative works of the mind are an expression…
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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/
  • Jun 30

    Independence Day: Freedom to….

    Independence Day: Freedom to….
    by Jonathan Todres Even amidst the barbeques, beach trips, and sales during 4th of July weekend, most Americans are quick to declare proudly that July 4th is about our independence, our freedom. However we choose to celebrate/observe the…
  • Jun 29

    Whole Woman’s Health, Human Rights and Poor Women’s Access to Abortion

    Whole Woman’s Health, Human Rights and Poor Women’s Access to Abortion
    by Cynthia Soohoo The Supreme Court’s decision in Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt to strike down two provisions of a Texas law that would have closed more than 75% of the state’s abortion clinics was a major victory for…
  • Jun 28

    Orlando - A New Perspective on the Anniversary of Obergefell

    Orlando - A New Perspective on the Anniversary of Obergefell
    By Jeremiah Ho For the LGBTQ community, this weekend and the coming week will mark the one-year anniversary of Obergefell v. Hodges, the pro-gay marriage equality decision by the Supreme Court. What’s interesting about this moment one…
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Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jun 30

    Victory for Planned Parenthood and ACLU in Indiana Over Abortion Law

    Victory for Planned Parenthood and ACLU in Indiana Over Abortion Law
    From U.S. News: United States District Judge, Tanya Walton Pratt, granted a preliminary injunction that blocks an Indiana law that sought to ban abortions because of a fetus’ genetic abnormalities, race, or gender. Furthermore, the…
  • Jun 29

    Case Out of NJ

    Case Out of NJ
    From The Daily Journal: The Millville Rescue Squad has lost a fight in New Jersey Supreme Court to squash a discrimination lawsuit brought by its former operations director, who claims he was fired in 2006 because superiors disapproved of…
  • Jun 28

    Zika & Destination Wedding

    Zika & Destination Wedding
    From the New York Times: Fear, if not the reality of the Zika virus and the mosquitoes that carry it, has not only cast its shadow on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in August, but is upending the...
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