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  • Jan 31

    Classroom Exercises in Asylum Advocacy

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

    Gault @ 50

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

    Cradle to Kindergarten

    Cradle to Kindergarten
    No description is available at this time.
Rank this Week: 815

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: 2

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

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

    Lines: Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law

    Lines: Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law
    Richard Lines (Univ. of Essex - Human Rights Centre) has published Drug Control and Human Rights in International Law (Cambridge Univ. Press 2017). Here's the abstract: Human rights violations occurring as a consequence of drug control and…
  • May 26

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court

    Workshop: Asian Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Court
    On August 24, 2017, the Asian Society of International Law's Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts will hold its first workshop on the ways Asian courts invoke, interpret, and apply international law. The workshop will take…
  • May 26

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour

    New Volume: Recueil des Cour
    Volume 382 of the Recueil des Cours, Collected Courses of the Hague Academy of International Law is out. Contents include:Volume 382Daniel P. Cooper & Christopher Kuner, Data Protection Law and International Dispute Resolution Bing Bing…
Rank this Week: 14

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: 2304

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 28

    "No Indeterminate Sentencing Without Parole"

    "No Indeterminate Sentencing Without Parole"
    The title of this post is the title of this new paper available via SSRN authored by Kevin Morrow and Katherine Puzauskas. Here is the abstract: This article looks critically at Arizona’s indeterminate sentencing system that survived after…
  • May 28

    DC sniper Lee Malvo to get resentencing thanks to Miller Eighth Amendment rule

    DC sniper Lee Malvo to get resentencing thanks to Miller Eighth Amendment rule
    As reported in this AP piece, a "federal judge on Friday tossed out two life sentences for one of Virginia's most notorious criminals, sniper Lee Boyd Malvo, and ordered Virginia courts to hold new sentencing hearings." Here is why:…
  • May 27

    "What will happen to Pennsylvania's death penalty?"

    "What will happen to Pennsylvania's death penalty?"
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy local article. Here are excerpts: Five times a year, Pennsylvania corrections officials meet inside a white block masonry field house on the grounds of the prison near Penn State,...
Rank this Week: 464

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 29

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

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

    No Ramadan Divorces In Palestinian Territorie

    No Ramadan Divorces In Palestinian Territorie
    According to a report today from Al Jazeera, Mahmud Habash, the chief judge of Palestinian Islamic courts in the West Bank and Gaza, has ordered judges to grant no divorces during Ramadan.  Only religious courts have jurisdiction…
  • May 28

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Debarr v. Clark, 2017 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 76941 (D NV, May 19, 2017), a Nevada federal magistrate judge recommended that a Pagan inmatebe allowed o move ahead with his complaint that he was denied access to any outdoor area for the…
  • May 26

    Ramadan Begins Tonight--Trump Issues Greeting

    Ramadan Begins Tonight--Trump Issues Greeting
    The Muslim holy month of Ramadan begins this evening.  President Donald Trump today released a statement (full text) wishing all Muslims a joyful Ramadan. He said in part:During this month of fasting from dawn to dusk, many Muslims in…
Rank this Week: 11

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

    Lee on Reasonable Doubt and Morality

    Lee on Reasonable Doubt and Morality
    Youngjae Lee (Fordham University School of Law) has posted two pieces on SSRN. The first is Reasonable Doubt and Moral Elements (Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology, Vol. 105, No. 1, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The law...
  • May 28

    Stolzenberg et al. on Child Witnesse

    Stolzenberg et al. on Child Witnesse
    Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Kelly McWilliams and Thomas D. Lyon (Arizona State University (ASU) - School of Criminology & Criminal Justice, USC Gould School of Law and University of Southern California - Gould School of Law) have posted Ask…
  • May 28

    Lucas on Intellectual Disability in Capital Case

    Lucas on Intellectual Disability in Capital Case
    Lauren Sudeall Lucas (Georgia State University College of Law) has posted An Empirical Assessment of Georgia's Beyond a Reasonable Doubt Standard to Determine Intellectual Disability in Capital Cases (33 Ga. St. U. L. Rev. 553 (2017)) on…
Rank this Week: 2355

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

Commentary on law, business, economics and culture. By UCLA School of Law Professor Stephen Bainbridge.

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 28

    Surviving a career in higher education

    Surviving a career in higher education
    This seems like sensible advice: There are several lessons that American professors can draw from [recent] events: 1) Never object to a diversity policy publicly. It is no longer permitted. You may... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 22

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty

    Justice Alito on the growing threat to religious liberty
    From the WSJ: Reports KYW Newsradio: Alito, a South Jersey native, spoke candidly about what he perceives as persistent attacks on free-speech rights and religious liberty. A Roman Catholic himself,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • May 18

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?

    Is "Corporate Governance" a branch of "Moral Psychology"?
    Alan Palmiter has a wonderful new paper out, which I liked immensely. Corporate Governance as Moral Psychology (May 6, 2017). Washington and Lee Law Review, Forthcoming. Available at SSRN:... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 2382

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 28

    Memorial Day: Elliott Richardson Remember

    Memorial Day: Elliott Richardson Remember
    Legal legend and political leader Elliott Richardson participated in the D-Day invasion. From the D.C. Bar Archives, here is a brief interview that he gave about that ordeal. Here is an excerpt: Those were the most intense experiences of…
  • May 28

    Every Major Statement Trump and Betsy DeVos Have Made on Higher Education

    Every Major Statement Trump and Betsy DeVos Have Made on Higher Education
    Every Major Statement Trump and Betsy DeVos Have Made on Higher Education From the Chronicle of Higher Education, through March 3, 2017. Here. (ljs)
  • May 27

    Student Loans Just Got More Expensive

    Student Loans Just Got More Expensive
    From Trust Advisor: The U.S. government is raising prices for new student debt, adding hundreds of dollars to the cost of the typical federal college loan. Beginning in July, interest rates on new government loans are set to rise by...
Rank this Week: 1685

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 28

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 28, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (May 28, 2017)
    "LLC Punch List: Ten Things to Do After Forming Your Entity" https://t.co/yVb9NbSkyT #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) May 22, 2017 "SEC Files Charges in Trading Scheme Involving Confidential Government…
  • May 27

    Reality is just a shared illusion

    Reality is just a shared illusion
    I’m always looking for quirky evidence of market efficiency – or market inefficiency – to share with my students. For example, there’s the Cuba Beverage thing, and the Trump tweets thing. And now, there’s the fake news thing: As…
  • May 26

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause

    Nike Oregon Project and Morals Clause
    Last Friday, The New York Times ran a story on possible performance enhancing drug use inside the Nike Oregon Project. The Nike Oregon Project is coached by running legend Alberto Salazar, who, by all accounts, is both incredibly competitive…
Rank this Week: 458

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 28

    Response to Garnett, Sachs, and Green on Originalism's Intellectual History

    Response to Garnett, Sachs, and Green on Originalism's Intellectual History
    Richard Garnett and Stephen Sachs, even if only by Twitter, and a blog post by Chris Green at The Originalism Blog, responded to my post about the intellectual history of originalism (here, here, and here). A grad student could not...
  • May 28

    New Review of "The 'Colored Hero' of Harper's Ferry" in the Journal of the Early Republic

    New Review of "The 'Colored Hero' of Harper's Ferry" in the Journal of the Early Republic
    Here are the first and last paragraphs (citations omitted): John Brown's body may lie moldering in the grave, but the militant abolitionist and his October 1859 raid on Harpers Ferry are alive and well in modern scholarship. Recent works…
  • May 27

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele

    Lambda Finalist Reading in Los Angele
    Earlier this week, I had the honor of participating in a Lambda Literary Award finalist reading in Los Angeles. The Lambdas (or more colloquially, “The Lammys”) are considered the preeminent book awards for LGBT writers, and it was…
Rank this Week: 79

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: 4439

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

    Sunday Book Review Roundup

    Sunday Book Review Roundup
    In time for the remainder of the long weekend is this week's round up of book reviews.The Times Literary Supplement carries a review of Alexandra Chasin's Assassin of Youth: A Kaleidoscopic History of Harry J. Anslinger’s War on…
  • May 26

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Via Notches: "Queering Immigration in the Age of Trump: A Roundtable on Boutilier v. INS," moderated by Marc Stein.We've previously noted the publication of Edward Balleisen's Fraud. Professor Balleisen has a related piece out this month…
  • May 26

    Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett

    Baldy Center Fellowship to Hughett
    The Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy at SUNY-Buffalo has announced the next group of Fellows in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies.We are pleased to see that the Center has once again included a legal historian: Amanda Hughett. Here's an…
Rank this Week: 18

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 28

    Welcome To The Pepperdine Law School Class of 2020

    Welcome To The Pepperdine Law School Class of 2020
    Courtney and I are very much looking forward to getting to know the incoming Pepperdine Law School Class of 2020 at a series of summer dinners, beginning tonight.
  • May 28

    New York Times College Ranking

    New York Times College Ranking
    New York Times Sunday Review, Top Colleges Doing the Most for the American Dream: Welcome to the third annual College Access Index. It's a New York Times ranking of colleges — those with a five-year graduation rate of at least 75 percent…
  • May 28

    Richard Bierschbach (Cardozo) Named Dean At Wayne State

    Richard Bierschbach (Cardozo) Named Dean At Wayne State
    Richard Bierschbach (Cardozo) has been named Dean at Wayne State, succeeding Jocelyn Benson, who was the youngest woman to ever be a law school dean (and the only law school dean to run the Boston Marathon while eight months pregnant), who…
Rank this Week: 56

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    The 90/10 Rule

    The 90/10 Rule
    Louis S. Harrison, specializing in sophisticated tax, corporate, and estate planning, is proposing a new rule for planners: the 90/10 rule. While many are familiar with the 80/20 rule, 80% of revenue comes from 20% of clients, the 90/10…
  • May 28

    When Wills Become Won't

    When Wills Become Won't
    The transfer of wealth from the baby boomer generation, while a boon to their children, may be of even greater benefit to lawyers. A recent report from BMO Wealth Management indicates that a failure to prepare family and beneficiaries for...
  • May 27

    Laissez-faire Estate Planning

    Laissez-faire Estate Planning
    More than half of Americans do not have a formal estate plan; 52 percent do not currently have a will in place. Among those that do have a will in place, a majority intend an equal distribution among beneficiaries, but...
Rank this Week: 38

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

    "Mad Dog" Mattis Gives Quote Of The Year | The Daily Caller

    "Mad Dog" Mattis Gives Quote Of The Year | The Daily Caller
    “What keeps you awake at night?” CBS “Face the Nation” host John Dickerson asked Mattis. “Nothing,” a stonefaced Mattis responded. “I keep other people awake at night.” via dailycaller.com
  • May 28

    Woman locked kids in car trunk and went shopping – police — RT America

    Woman locked kids in car trunk and went shopping – police — RT America
    The reasons behind the woman’s actions remained unknown. via www.rt.com Surely the issue should be whether it was reasonable for the mom to lock the children in the trunk. This would depend in part on what she was shopping for...
  • May 28

    Even Univision is bailing out on the Puerto Rican Day Parade - Hot Air Hot Air

    Even Univision is bailing out on the Puerto Rican Day Parade - Hot Air Hot Air
    The decision to honor convicted FALN terrorist Oscar López Rivera in next month’s Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City is really blowing up in the organizers’ faces. Just last week we talked about the lengthy list of…
Rank this Week: 106

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    A Morning At Federal Court

    A Morning At Federal Court
    photo by Danielle Corbisiero Guest post by Cecilia Anguiano, rising 3L at Lewis & Clark Law School. The United States District Court for the Southern District of California is one of the busiest courts in the entire country. The…
  • May 28

    Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Star in International Incident

    Oklahoma City Thunder Basketball Star in International Incident
    World events have had an impact on one NBA professional basketball player. ABC News reports that, after being detained in Romania and having his passport revoked by the Turkish government, Enes Kanter, who plays for the Oklahoma City Thunder,…
  • May 28

    Law and Order Season Finale on the "American Dream/Sanctuary"

    Law and Order Season Finale on the "American Dream/Sanctuary"
    Last week, Law & Order: SVU had its season finale and it had a "ripped from the headlines" story line about hate crimes against Muslims, undocumented immigrants, "sanctuary cities," and more. Here is a description:…
Rank this Week: 461

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 28

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Communicative Content and Legal Content

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Communicative Content and Legal Content
    Introduction One of the most basic ideas in legal theory is the distinction between "communicative content" and "legal content." That sounds fancy, but this fundamental idea is very simple. Legal texts of all kind…
  • May 27

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Congress's Constitution" by Chafetz

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Congress's Constitution" by Chafetz
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Congress's Constitution: Legislative Authority and the Separation of Powers by Josh Chafetz. Here is a description: Congress is widely supposed to be the least effective branch of the federal government.…
  • May 27

    Download of the Week: "Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws?" by Johnson & Whittington

    Download of the Week: "Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws?" by Johnson & Whittington
    Ben Johnson and Keith E. Whittington (Princeton University, Department of Politics, Students and Princeton University - Department of Political Science) has posted Why Does the Supreme Court Uphold so Many Laws? (University of Illinois Law…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • May 28

    In my opinion, my Electoral College margin was 538 vote

    In my opinion, my Electoral College margin was 538 vote
    The President on Twitter this morning: "It is my opinion that many of the leaks coming out of the White House are fabricated lies made up by the #FakeNews media." And "it is very possible that those sources don't exist but are…
  • May 27

    A Benefit of Magnanimity

    A Benefit of Magnanimity
    Our opinions sometimes inform our personal identities. Changing your opinion on some subjects may also require you to change how you self-identify. Changing an opinion on these issues may also cause you to lose your membership in a group. On…
  • May 26

    “Bright Data”  

    “Bright Data”  
    At the core of the rise of data-driven policing is the ability to predict risk. Predictive policing does not actually predict crime, but instead provides a mathematical assessment of heightened risk at certain places or with certain people.…
Rank this Week: 35

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/
Rank this Week: 136

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • May 28

    Ogiek: The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights first decision on indigenous right

    Ogiek: The African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights first decision on indigenous right
    This past Friday, 26 May 2017, the African Court of Human and Peoples’ Rights handed down its first judgement on the rights of indigenous peoples in the matter of African Commission of Human and Peoples’ Rights v The…
  • May 23

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

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

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law

    Postgraduate Colloquium on Frontiers of International Environmental Law
    The PluriCourts Centre of Excellence for the Study of the Legitimate Roles of the Judiciary in the Global Order in collaboration with the Faculty of Law welcome 20 young scholars working in the area of International Law and…
Rank this Week: 519

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

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

    Expressive Writing

    Expressive Writing
    Hat tip to Barbara McFarland, Assistant Professor of Law and Director of Student Success Initiatives at Chase College of Law - Northern Kentucky University, for sharing a link to a New York Times article on this topic and supporting…
  • May 27

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning's Summer Conference in July at UALR

    Institute for Law Teaching and Learning's Summer Conference in July at UALR
    The conference will focus on teaching cultural competency and other professional skills suggested by ABA Standard 302. The conference announcement, which includes the complete schedule of workshop topics and presenters, is inserted below .…
  • May 24

    Veteran ASP Spotlight: Amy L. Jarmon

    Veteran ASP Spotlight: Amy L. Jarmon
    Amy Jarmon is among other things, Editor of the Law School Academic Support Blog. I cannot recall the circumstances surrounding my first encounter with Amy but she is a staple of the ASP community. I have seen her at practically...
Rank this Week: 4337

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 28

    LinkedOut

    LinkedOut
    From the web page of the Colorado Presiding Disciplinary Judge The Presiding Disciplinary Judge granted a motion for entry of default and imposed reciprocal discipline, suspending Brendan James Magee (attorney registration number 37875) from…
  • May 27

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation

    Government Lawyer Reprimanded For Rule 4.2 Violation
    A reprimand from the Michigan Attorney Grievance Commission The respondent and the Grievance Administrator filed a stipulation for a consent order of discipline, in accordance with MCR 9.115(F)(5), which was approved by the Attorney Grievance…
  • May 26

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie

    From McLouth To Tonganoxie
    A letter to two principals led to a published censure from the Kansas Supreme Court. The parties in a post-divorce proceeding wanted their children to attend different schools. The father had an order to send the children to school in...
Rank this Week: 425

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

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

    "Emolument" in Blackstone's Commentarie

    "Emolument" in Blackstone's Commentarie
    The word “emolument” occurs sixteen times in William Blackstone’s Commentaries on the Laws of England.  Here is a list of chapters in which the term appears:  Book I (Of the Rights of…
  • May 27

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout

    Why Trump campaigned like a populist and governs like a sellout
    Although Donald Trump campaigned as a populist during the 2016 campaign, he has not governed like one. Instead, in domestic policy he has taken positions that are largely consistent with a very conservative business-oriented Republican who…
  • May 27

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling

    The Constitution and Judicial Credibility: The Fourth Circuit's Travel Ban Ruling
    Roger Gregory, Chief Judge of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, starts his recent ruling on President Trump's travel ban with these two questions: 1) is the Constitution (still) "a law for rulers and people equally in war…
Rank this Week: 388

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 28

    Menstrual Health, Human Rights & Gender Equality

    Menstrual Health, Human Rights & Gender Equality
    By Inga Winkler, Institute for the Study of Human Rights, Columbia University, Guest contributor Have you recently heard someone speak about menstruation or menstrual health? As in speaking about menstruation publicly, not a whisper asking a…
  • May 25

    CERD Demands Info on Trump's Wall

    CERD Demands Info on Trump's Wall
    Editors' Note: Guest blogger Prof. Ariel Dulitzsy and graduate fellow Scott Squires describe their successful efforts to request that CERD investigate the impact of the proposed border wall on indigenous people. In a letter issued May 17, the…
  • May 24

    A Literal Attack on the Pre

    A Literal Attack on the Pre
    The assault on the press continues. Last week we reported the arrest of reporter in North Carolina who was arrested after persistently asking questions about health care to Health Secretary Tom Price. Health care seems to be a sensitive…
Rank this Week: 1683

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 28

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of Justice and…
  • May 26

    Ode to Client-Focussed Program

    Ode to Client-Focussed Program
    When asked, most firms would say that their #1 business goal is to get more work. The only way to get more work for the firm is to get it from existing clients, or to develop new client relationships. It’s well-documented that…
  • May 25

    Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Sweeping Changes to Ontario Employment Law Coming

    Changing Workplaces Review Final Report: Sweeping Changes to Ontario Employment Law Coming
    On May 23, 2017, the Government of Ontario released the Changing Workplaces Review final report by authors C. Michael Mitchell and John C. Murray. It contains 173 recommendations that recommend significant changes to Ontario employment law…
Rank this Week: 15

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

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

    Support for Gay Marriage at All Time High in U.S.

    Support for Gay Marriage at All Time High in U.S.
    From Gallup: WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Sixty-four percent of U.S. adults say same-sex marriages should be recognized by the law as valid. Although not meaningfully different from the 61% last year, this is the highest percentage to date and…
  • May 27

    Facebook's Manual on Child Abuse

    Facebook's Manual on Child Abuse
    From The Guardian: At first, Facebook’s policies seem clear enough. Most start with a clear explanation of what it does and doesn’t tolerate. But often there are caveats. The Guardian has been told some moderators struggle to understand…
  • May 26

    Texas House Votes to Ban Abortion Procedure

    Texas House Votes to Ban Abortion Procedure
    From The New York Times: AUSTIN, Texas — Texas’ Republican-controlled Legislature has advanced tough new limits on abortion, hitting back at a United States Supreme Court decision last summer that struck down most of the sweeping…
Rank this Week: 2343

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 27

    An Introduction to “Rural-Proofing,” and Why We’re Unlikely to Implement It in the U.S.

    An Introduction to “Rural-Proofing,” and Why We’re Unlikely to Implement It in the U.S.
    I learned about the concept and practice of “rural-proofing” on my first trip down under, in 2010. It’s a term Aussie law- and policy-makers use regularly–especially at places like the Rural and Regional Law and…
  • May 27

    The Meaning of Patriotism

    The Meaning of Patriotism
    Last fall, I began reading Hillbilly Elegy. I wanted to see how the author, J.D. Vance, would deal with the question of class. I was particularly interested to see if his experiences at Yale Law School were anything like mine. They were in…
  • May 24

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

    FAN 153 (First Amendment News) POLICYed & Richard Epstein Bring Free-Speech Lessons to Digital Media
    If you watch music videos or wild-animal adventures on YouTube, you may come upon a public-service announcement by, yes, Professor Richard Epstein. Well, sort of — he’s the brain power behind an animated and podcast series on…
Rank this Week: 202

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4756

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 49

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/
  • May 27

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Political pun of the month’

    [Eugene Volokh] ‘Political pun of the month’
    So declares Prof. Mark Liberman (Language Log), and I agree (whatever one might think of the substantive sentiment): Some say the administration will end in ICE, some say in FOIA/from what I know of corporate lawyas, I hold with those who…
  • May 26

    [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco

    [Eugene Volokh] No First Amendment right to political public nudity — even in San Francisco
    So the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit held Thursday, in Taub v. City & County of S.F.: Plaintiffs Oxane “Gypsy” Taub and George Davis …, self-described body freedom advocates, appeal the dismissal of their…
  • May 26

    [Floyd Abrams] ‘Citizens United,’ media corporations and other corporation

    [Floyd Abrams] ‘Citizens United,’ media corporations and other corporation
    Excerpted, by permission of Yale University Press, from “The Soul of the First Amendment” by Floyd Abrams, 2017. Citizens United held that the fact that a speaker was a corporation could not deprive it of the right to endorse…
Rank this Week: 129

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 27

    Sergeant Pepper reissue

    Sergeant Pepper reissue
    I'm obviously deep in the tank for that Liverpool group, whose music spoke to me so deeply as an adolescent (at which time they had recently broken up) and has continued to do so afterwards.  But Sergeant Pepper is the one album by them…
  • May 26

    Another possible title for my literature book

    Another possible title for my literature book
    Here's the most recent potential title that I am considering for my literature/inequality book: "The Road to Ayn Randism: Literary Perspectives on the Rise, Fall, and Rise of High-End Inequality."Good or bad, the title does reflect my most…
  • May 26

    Immediately upcoming talk

    Immediately upcoming talk
    Next week, I'm giving 3 different talks in 3 different countries:1) Luxembourg City, Tuesday, May 30: A U.S. Perspective on BEPS and the State Aid Cases;2) Haikko Borga, Finland, Thursday, June 1: The Rise and Fall of the Destination-Based…
Rank this Week: 4160

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • May 27

    It is a small world…

    It is a small world…
    I am at the end of a two week trip to Cambodia.   I was co-leading a trip for our students to study rule of law development in a post-conflict country.  One of  the amazing experiences we had was spending three days with…
  • May 24

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4

    President Trump’s Negotiation Skills (or Lack Thereof) – Part 4
    Political eons ago – 20 days ago, to be precise – President Trump had a successful negotiation of sorts. If you can remember that far back, that’s when the House of Representatives approved a health care bill that Mr. Trump…
  • May 19

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution

    Call for Papers for International Conference on Dispute Resolution
    Rick Bales shared with me a very intriguing call for papers for a conference in Malaysia on August 9 and 10: https://icdr2017.org/2017/04/27/call-for-papers/ According to the website: The International Conference on Dispute Resolution (ICDR)…
Rank this Week: 1399

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 26

    Adena, Alizade, Bohner, Harke & Mesters on Quality Certifications for Nonprofit

    Adena, Alizade, Bohner, Harke & Mesters on Quality Certifications for Nonprofit
    Maja Adena, Jeyhun Alizade, Frauke Bohner, Julian Harke and Fabio Mesters have posted Quality Certifications for Nonprofits, Charitable Giving, and Donor's Trust: Experimental Evidence on SSRN with the following abstract: In an experiment, we…
  • May 24

    Wei on Nonprofit CEO Power

    Wei on Nonprofit CEO Power
    Qian Wei has posted CEO Power and Nonprofit Performance: Evidence from Chinese Philanthropic Foundations on SSRN with the following abstract: CEO power and its implications have been largely neglected in research on nonprofit governance. This…
  • May 23

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign

    Alfieri on Anti-Poverty Campaign
    Anthony Victor Alfieri has posted Inner-City Anti-Poverty Campaigns on SSRN with the following abstract: This Article offers a defense of outsider, legal-political intervention and community triage in inner-city anti-poverty campaigns under…
Rank this Week: 4336

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • May 26

    Taking Online Dispute Resolution To The Next Level

    Taking Online Dispute Resolution To The Next Level
    Yesterday I purchased a travel alarm clock through Amazon. This morning, the manufacturer emailed me with instructions for its use, including a very important point about switching the travel lock button off to activate the clock. The clock…
  • May 18

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio

    Puerto Rico Bankruptcy: More on Audio
    As my last post mentioned, release of hearing audio recordings does not appear to be standard practice in the District of Puerto Rico district court. But that isn't for lack of authority within that court. Standing Order 8, adopted in...
  • May 15

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)

    Midland Got It Right (Sort Of)
    The Supreme Court got it right in Midland Funding LLC v. Johnson, which holds that it is not a violation of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act to file a proof of claim in a Chapter 13 bankruptcy based on...
Rank this Week: 808

Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • May 26

    Wisconsin Grows, but Most Municipalities Shrink

    Wisconsin Grows, but Most Municipalities Shrink
    On May 25, 2017, the Census Bureau released its 2016 annual population estimates for subcounty geographic units.[1] This granular level of detail allows us to look more closely at where population change has occurred across the state. As a…
  • May 25

    A Day of Insight on Major Environmental Topics — and Proper Garbage Disposer Use

    A Day of Insight on Major Environmental Topics — and Proper Garbage Disposer Use
    The sharing of thoughtful expertise on matters of great long-term importance – that was the virtue and strength of a conference at Marquette Law School on May 16. “Innovation at the Food-Energy-Water Nexus” brought together…
  • May 25

    Panelists Say New Assessment Tool Makes Pre-Trial Release Decisions “Smarter”

    Panelists Say New Assessment Tool Makes Pre-Trial Release Decisions “Smarter”
    One of the most important decisions a judge or court commissioner makes in handling criminal cases is whether the defendant should be kept in jail or released while awaiting an outcome. A person’s constitutional rights and the…
Rank this Week: 3156

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 26

    Miller v. Ford Motor Co. (9th Cir. - May 26, 2017)

    Miller v. Ford Motor Co. (9th Cir. - May 26, 2017)
    This is one of those cases in which I'm not entirely sure why the panel decides to certify the state law question to the state supreme court.More accurately, I know why the panel wants to certify the question.  It wants to make sure…
  • May 24

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

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

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

    In Re Marriage of Janes (Cal. Ct. App. - May 23, 2017)
    I think this is a darn good -- and equitable -- opinion by Justice Miller.  The separation agreement was signed in 2010 that says that Wife was entitled to $112,000 of Husband's 401(k) account.  That in turn means that Wife's…
Rank this Week: 577

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Child Pornography, the Laptop and Asset Forfeiture

    Child Pornography, the Laptop and Asset Forfeiture
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. DistrictCourt for the Western District of North Carolina: United States v. Chase, 2017 WL 1966747 (2017). The issue in the case is whether Chase should be required to forfeit his laptop…
  • May 24

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

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

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

    Computer Crime, “Using” a Computer and the Motion for Judgment of Acquittal
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon: State v. Tecle, 2017 WL 1929845 (2017). The court begins its opinion by explaining that[d]efendant appeals a judgment of conviction for 18 counts of identity…
Rank this Week: 380

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 453

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 26

    Trump and the Republicans Continue Their Attacks on Education

    Trump and the Republicans Continue Their Attacks on Education
    by Neil H. BuchananThe release of the Trump Administration's proposed federal budget has been met with mockery and ridicule across the political spectrum.  All budgets are "dead on arrival," but Trump's budgets stands out for its…
  • May 25

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?

    Should Democrats Kiss Trump’s Ring?
    by Michael DorfThe scene of the lavish reception that greeted President Trump in Saudi Arabia was arresting to say the least. The Saudi royal family (literally) rolled out the red carpet, treating Muslim-bashing Trump as a hero. While the…
  • May 24

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification

    A More Civilized Sort Of Jury Nullification
    by Sherry F. ColbIn my column for this week, I write about the topic of jury nullification, occasioned by an episode of RadioLab that begins with a woman who served on a jury discussing having been criminally penalized for telling her…
Rank this Week: 368

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Doorey's Law of Work Blog

Covers Canadian labour and employment law. By Professor David Doorey.

http://lawofwork.ca/
  • May 26

    Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposal

    Changing Workplaces Review (Part 1): A Look at the Unionization Proposal
    May 26 2017 The long-awaited final report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review (CWR) was released this week.  The Report was written by two experienced labour lawyers representing both sides of the labour law bar.  Michael…
  • May 23

    Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review

    Final Report of the Ontario Changing Workplaces Review
    May 23 2017 After a very long wait, the Ontario government today released the final report of its Changing Workplaces Review that examined both the Employment Standards Act and the Labour Relations Act. Here is the final report. There is a…
  • May 19

    Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review

    Random Thoughts for the Weekend: On Free Training, Selling Pot, Lawyer Bargaining, and the Changing Workplaces Review
    May 19, 2017 Here’s a wrap up of a few issues to ponder that came up this week in the Law of Work.  Have a great long weekend! Can My Daughter’s Employer Make Her Work for Free During a “Training Period”? A friend…
Rank this Week: 1085

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 26

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO

    Fee award justified in case involving fraud on the PTO
    Amusement Art, LLC v. Life is Beautiful, LLC, 2017 WL 2259672, No. 2-14-cv-08290(C.D. Cal. May 23, 2017)Initial ruling discussed here.  Defendant LIB hosts the Life is Beautiful festival in Las Vegas, Nevada—an annual event that…
  • May 24

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

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

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce

    Suing for false advertising as abuse of proce
    Bobrick Washroom Equipment, Inc. v. Scranton Products, Inc., 2017 WL 2126320, No. 14-CV-00853 (M.D. Pa. May 16, 2017)In May 2014 SP sued Bobrick, alleging that it “carefully orchestrated a campaign to scare architects, product…
Rank this Week: 107

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • May 26

    The Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Ruling on Postconviction DNA Testing

    The Court of Appeals of Maryland's Landmark Ruling on Postconviction DNA Testing
    Two days ago, the Court of Appeals of Maryland issued a landmark opinion on the issue of what it takes for a convicted defendants to get postconviction DNA testing. Simply put, Maryland's highest court made it much easier for convicted...
  • May 25

    Article of Interest: "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609," by Judge Timothy Rice

    Article of Interest: "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609," by Judge Timothy Rice
    The Honorable Timothy R. Rice, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, sent me a copy of his forthcoming article, "Restoring Justice: Purging Evil From Federal Rule of Evidence 609." (forthcoming…
  • May 20

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal

    The Disinterested Alibi Witness and the Adnan Syed Appeal
    In its its Reply Brief of Appellee/Cross-Appellant in the Adnan Syed case, the defense makes an important point about Asia McClain that bears upon prejudice, i.e., whether Cristina Gutierrez's failure to contact/call her as an alibi witness…
Rank this Week: 386

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

Politically progressive law professors from various religious traditions discuss law and cognate subjects from their unique perspectives: Legal theory, politics, and comparative theology.

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • May 26

    State Secrets in the Office of the President

    State Secrets in the Office of the President
    They told me that if I voted for Hillary Clinton that state secrets would not be safe in the office of the President. And they were right. I voted for Hillary Clinton, and state secrets are not safe in the office of the President.
  • May 18

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration

    An Agribusiness Perspective on Farm Labor & Immigration
    At Food Politics, Marion Nestle shares an interview with Tom Nassif, the CEO of the Western Growers. “Nassif represents this trade association for industrial agricultural producers in the West and Southwest. He discusses how immigration…
  • May 15

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy

    Profiles in Corruption and Hypocrisy
    Where to begin? Well, it is now well known that the House Health Care Bill is designed to cut health care and predominantly reward the wealthy with $880 billion dollars in tax cuts. This is accomplished by cutting Medicaid (protecting the…
Rank this Week: 5202