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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/
Rank this Week: 654

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Cert. Petition Filed In Bakery's Refusal To Provide Cake For Same-Sex Wedding

    Cert. Petition Filed In Bakery's Refusal To Provide Cake For Same-Sex Wedding
    Yesterday a petition for certiorari (full text) was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in Masterpiece Cake Shop, Ltd. v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission, (cert filed 7/22/2016). In the case, a Colorado Court of Appeals held that a bakery…
  • Jul 22

    RFRA Allows Insured To Refuse Contraceptive Coverage

    RFRA Allows Insured To Refuse Contraceptive Coverage
    In Wieland v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, (ED MO, July 21, 2016), a Missouri federal district court enjoined the federal government from enforcing the Affordable Care Act against a couple who, on religious grounds,…
  • Jul 22

    Trump Again Calls For Repeal of Politicking Limits on Churches-- Some Background

    Trump Again Calls For Repeal of Politicking Limits on Churches-- Some Background
    In Donald Trump's acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention last night (full text from Politico), he repeated his previous promise to work for repeal of the Johnson Amendment, saying:At this moment, I would like to thank the…
Rank this Week: 288

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 23

    BBC - Capital - Is full-time work bad for our brains?

    BBC - Capital - Is full-time work bad for our brains?
    If you’re over 40, working more than 25 hours of work a week could be impairing your intelligence, according to a study released in February by researchers for the Melbourne Institute of Applied Economic and Social Research in…
  • Jul 23

    Amazon To Issue Student Loans To New "Prime" Shoppers | Zero Hedge

    Amazon To Issue Student Loans To New "Prime" Shoppers | Zero Hedge
    On the off chance the US didn't already have a big enough problem thanks to a staggering $1.3 trillion in student loans which contrary to White House' claims, are crushing an entire generation under their interest expense weight, earlier…
  • Jul 23

    Alaska’s supreme court and the parental notification abortion law « Hot Air

    Alaska’s supreme court and the parental notification abortion law « Hot Air
    Keep in mind that I’m not even one of the hard core pro-life conservatives. I’m frequently criticized by some of my more staunch pro-life friends for not being an absolutist on the subject. But this decision seems simply absurd…
Rank this Week: 2138

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 276

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Hamdan: The Principle of Non-Refoulement under the ECHR and the CAT

    Hamdan: The Principle of Non-Refoulement under the ECHR and the CAT
    Eman Hamdan has published The Principle of Non-Refoulement under the ECHR and the UN Convention against Torture and Other Cruel, Inhuman or Degrading Treatment or Punishment (Brill | Nijhoff 2016). Here's the abstract:In this study, Eman…
  • Jul 20

    Symposium: Effectiveness and Legitimacy of International Law

    Symposium: Effectiveness and Legitimacy of International Law
    On July 22-23, 2016, the Max-Planck-Institut für ausländisches öffentliches Recht und Völkerrecht and the Deutsche Universität für Verwaltungswissenschaften Speyer will co-host a symposium in honor of Christian…
  • Jul 20

    Call for Engaged Listeners: Self-defence against Non-state Actor

    Call for Engaged Listeners: Self-defence against Non-state Actor
    The Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law has issued a "call for engaged listeners" for a workshop on "Self-defence against Non-state Actors." Here's the call: MAX PLANCK TRIALOGUE ON THE LAW OF PEACE AND…
Rank this Week: 1322

Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

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: 2011

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 23

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform

    Rendering unto God and Caesar: Reflections on the Republican Platform
    From the Republican Party Platform:We are the party of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution. The Declaration sets forth the fundamental precepts of American government: That God bestows certain inalienable rights on every…
  • Jul 23

    Trump and American Moral Leadership

    Trump and American Moral Leadership
    It has been a staple of presidential rhetoric, on both sides of the aisle, to hold up the American example as a model for others (even though there is of course disagreement about the degree to which the United States lives up to its own…
  • Jul 22

    The peculiar Mr. Pence (and the notion of "conscience")

    The peculiar Mr. Pence (and the notion of "conscience")
    Two other things are worth noting about the strange ticket embraced by the Republican Party.  First, Trump, though acknowledging and appreciating his support from Evangelicals, didn't even both to pretend that he himself takes religion…
Rank this Week: 158

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 23

    NYT's Nicholas Kristof: Is Trump a Racist? Answer: Ye

    NYT's Nicholas Kristof: Is Trump a Racist? Answer: Ye
    Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times asks whether Donald Trump can fairly be called a "racist." The column looks back at Trump's career and actions for the past forty years, from allegations of racism by his real estate firm...
  • Jul 23

    Backlog of Immigration Cases at Record High

    Backlog of Immigration Cases at Record High
    The backlog of pending cases in immigration court is at an all time high of 500,051. Judge Dana Leigh Marks, president of the National Association of Immigration Judges and San Francisco IJ attributes the numbers to: few available immigration…
  • Jul 23

    Hillary Clinton's Running Mate Tim Kaine’s Views on Immigration Policy

    Hillary Clinton's Running Mate Tim Kaine’s Views on Immigration Policy
    Hillary Clinton announced that her running mate will be Senator Tim Kaine (D-Virginia). ImmigrationProf readers might be asking what Kaine's positions have been on immigration. Some of you may recall that Kaine made history in 2013,…
Rank this Week: 36

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: 4441

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 23

    Transactional Drafting: Restrictive Covenants in Lease

    Transactional Drafting: Restrictive Covenants in Lease
    In the Practical Real Estate Lawyer, Professor Tanya Marsh has published an article on the subject in which she analyzes a number of restrictive covenants in litigated cases. Her examples would be useful in teaching a transactional drafting…
  • Jul 23

    Weekend trivia - the VCR is officially dead

    Weekend trivia - the VCR is officially dead
    Yup, the very last company making VCRs, the Funai Company of Japan, stopped production this week due to the difficulty in obtaining parts according to this New York Times "Personal Tech" column. One of the more interesting tidbits…
  • Jul 22

    A Contract Drafting Checklist

    A Contract Drafting Checklist
    Attorney and Adjunct professor Glen West gives this checklist to students in his In-House Counsel course. He emphasizes that contract issues must be taught in the context of cases that deal with these issues. Here is a summary checklist:…
Rank this Week: 1442

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 2441

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 23

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought" by Lee

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought" by Lee
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends Popular Sovereignty in Early Modern Constitutional Thought on SSRN. Here is a description: Popular sovereignty - the doctrine that the public powers of state originate in a concessive grant of power from…
  • Jul 23

    Download of the Week: "Reciprocal Legitimation in the Federal Courts System" by Siegel

    Download of the Week: "Reciprocal Legitimation in the Federal Courts System" by Siegel
    The Download of the Week is Reciprocal Legitimation in the Federal Courts System: Racial Segregation, Reapportionment, and Obergefell Appendix A by Neil Siegel. Here is the abstract: Much scholarship in law and political science has long…
  • Jul 22

    Andrias on the Contemporary Labor Movement & the Constitution

    Andrias on the Contemporary Labor Movement & the Constitution
    Kate Andrias (University of Michigan Law School) has posted Building Labor's Constitution (Texas Law Review, Vol. 94, No. 7 (2016): 1591-1621) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In recent years, in the face of the Great Recession and skyrocketing…
Rank this Week: 29

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 23

    Dudziak on Trump on Turkey

    Dudziak on Trump on Turkey
    Mary Dudziak (Emory) critiques Donald Trump's comments about not lecturing Turkey about civil liberties in light of our problems at home. A legal historian, Dudziak describes how this argument--that the United States could not exercise moral…
  • Jul 23

    More on athlete speech in the WNBA

    More on athlete speech in the WNBA
    Following on my post about protests by WNBA players: Claire McNear at The Ringer wonders when the WNBA became apolitical, given the league's reactions to previous tragedies such as the Orlando shooting (when the league gave the players…
  • Jul 23

    Clinton's VP and the Senate

    Clinton's VP and the Senate
    I do not pretend to know anything about Hillary Clinton's political calculations in choosing Tim Kaine (forever a/k/a, "The Boring Choice") as her running mate. There was a lot of media discussion about the effects on the Senate.…
Rank this Week: 52

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 23

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post

    This Week's Ten Most Popular TaxProf Blog Post
    WaPo: Is Chief Counsel Retaliating Against IRS Attorney Who Blew Whistle On Multi-Billion Dollar Black Liquor Tax Credit Giveaway? Grads Of Mid- And Low-Tier Law Schools Hang Out Their Shingles To Survive In Brutal Job Market IRS Rejects…
  • Jul 23

    Perry Fleischer Presents How Is The Opera Like The Soup Kitchen? Today At Melbourne

    Perry Fleischer Presents How Is The Opera Like The Soup Kitchen? Today At Melbourne
    Miranda Perry Fleischer (San Diego) presents How is the Opera Like the Soup Kitchen? in The Philosophical Foundations of Tax Law (Oxford University Press, forthcoming 2016) today at the Australian Society Of Legal Philosophy Annual Conference…
  • Jul 23

    Senate Bill Would Exempt Student Loans Discharged For Any Reason From Being Taxed As Income

    Senate Bill Would Exempt Student Loans Discharged For Any Reason From Being Taxed As Income
    Senators Cory Booker (D-NJ), Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Debbie Stabenow (D-MI), Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) have introduced the Student Loan Tax Relief Act: The bill amends the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to exempt student loans…
Rank this Week: 2447

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jul 23

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System

    Suja Thomas on the Broken Jury System
    Congratulations to Suja Thomas (Illinois) on the publication of her new book, The Missing American Jury (Cambridge 2016). This is an important work from a leading scholar in the area. As we are all well aware, very few employment cases...
  • Jul 19

    New Book: Invisible Labor

    New Book: Invisible Labor
    Congratulations to Miriam Cherry (Saint Louis), Marion Crain (Washington University) and Winifred Poster (Washington University, Sociology) whose book Invisible Labor has just hit the shelves. The book is a collection of chapters by authors…
  • Jul 15

    EEOC Systemic Review

    EEOC Systemic Review
    In an interesting and informative report, the EEOC has provided an extensive review of its systemic efforts over the last decade. The Government’s systemic program – – while always a critical function of the Commission – – has…
Rank this Week: 2445

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 23

    Symposium on Mann, Humanity at Sea

    Symposium on Mann, Humanity at Sea
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I’m delighted to call readers attention to a symposium next week on my friend Itamar Mann’s new book, Humanity at Sea: Maritime Migration and the Foundations of International Law, which…
  • Jul 23

    Self-Aggrandizement Alert: Two New Publication

    Self-Aggrandizement Alert: Two New Publication
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I’m delighted to announce the publication of two new essays. The first is “The Use and Abuse of Analogy in IHL,” which is a chapter in Jens’s edited book for CUP,…
  • Jul 22

    Multi-Blog Series: First Thoughts from Academia on the Updated GCI Commentary

    Multi-Blog Series: First Thoughts from Academia on the Updated GCI Commentary
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller [This is the third episode in the Multi-blog series on the Updated Geneva Conventions Commentaries, jointly hosted by the Humanitarian Law & Policy Blog, Intercross and Opinio Juris. The first, by…
Rank this Week: 3784

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 23

    Considerations for Leaving Assets to Your Heir

    Considerations for Leaving Assets to Your Heir
    As we continue to grow older, we begin to face decisions on how to leave our assets to our heirs upon passing. This process becomes more complicated when a greater amount of assets is involved. Accordingly, there are three main...
  • Jul 23

    Article on Determinants of Nonprofit Corporate Compliance with Law

    Article on Determinants of Nonprofit Corporate Compliance with Law
    Brian D. Galle recently published an Article entitled, Corporate Compliance Without Enforcement?: Private Foundations and the Uniform Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (2016). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: I…
  • Jul 22

    Estate Planning for Your Move to a New State

    Estate Planning for Your Move to a New State
    If you plan on moving to a new state, then you need to consider the new state’s rules governing your estate planning documents and taxes. Before moving to a new state, you should meet with your estate planning attorney to...
Rank this Week: 189

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 23

    Weekend Roundup Addendum: Dudziak on Trump and America's Moral Authority

    Weekend Roundup Addendum: Dudziak on Trump and America's Moral Authority
    Today's New York Times includes an op-ed by LHB founder and former blogger Mary Dudziak (Emory University), on "Donald Trump and America's Moral Authority." Dudziak draws on political and diplomatic history to discuss a striking feature of…
  • Jul 22

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    “The History and Public Policy Program seeks interns for the Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) and the Nuclear Proliferation International History Project (NPIHP).”  Deadline for applications is July 31,…
  • Jul 22

    Hovenkamp on the Saga of Progressive Racism

    Hovenkamp on the Saga of Progressive Racism
    Herbert J. Hovenkamp, University of Iowa College of Law, has posted The Saga of Progressive Racism:American Progressivism has received a good deal of unwelcome attention, charged with blatant racism and promotion of eugenics, and thus with…
Rank this Week: 661

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Jul 23

    You go, ‘Grrls!

    You go, ‘Grrls!
    Here is our final round of updates! Each year at IntLawGrrls, we like to take the opportunity to celebrate the numerous achievements of our contributors. Below, we’ve provided a most impressive list of awards, new jobs, publications,…
  • Jul 21

    Making the Case to End Gender Imbalance on International Courts: Data Matter

    Making the Case to End Gender Imbalance on International Courts: Data Matter
    On June 16th, American University Washington College of Law’s Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law hosted a panel on “Women’s Representation in International Organs and Tribunals: A Challenge for the Inter-American…
  • Jul 21

    Introducing Angie McCarthy

    Introducing Angie McCarthy
    It’s our great pleasure today to introduce Angie McCarthy as an IntLawGrrls contributor. Angie is the Program Coordinator for the Women and the Law Program at American University Washington College of Law (WCL) where she works…
Rank this Week: 23

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/
  • Jul 23

    [Ilya Somin] The politics of Star Trek

    [Ilya Somin] The politics of Star Trek
    The Institute for Humane Studies Learn Liberty website recently published a post I wrote on the politics of Star Trek. Here’s an excerpt: It’s hard to generalize about a franchise that has run for fifty years, spanning dozens of…
  • Jul 22

    [Ilya Somin] Tim Kaine’s principled defense of constitutional limits on presidential power

    [Ilya Somin] Tim Kaine’s principled defense of constitutional limits on presidential power
    Virginia Senator Tim Kaine – the newly chosen Democratic nominee for vice president. Virginia Senator Tim Kaine, Hillary Clinton’s newly chosen vice presidential running mate, deserves great credit for his principled stance on…
  • Jul 22

    [David Bernstein] A mistake that racists and anti-racists have in common

    [David Bernstein] A mistake that racists and anti-racists have in common
    Virulent racists and anti-racist activists would seem to have little in common, but in fact they tend to agree on one mistaken premise: Race relations are a zero-sum game. If whites are doing well, it’s at the expense of members of…
Rank this Week: 8

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 23

    The 2016 Election, the Supreme Court and the Problems of Life Tenure

    The 2016 Election, the Supreme Court and the Problems of Life Tenure
    By Eric SegallThe 2016 Presidential election will almost certainly have a major and dramatic impact on the political direction of the United States Supreme Court. Donald Trump has promised to nominate conservative Justices, and the list of…
  • Jul 22

    How Many Do-Overs Will Trump's Enablers Try to Give Him?

    How Many Do-Overs Will Trump's Enablers Try to Give Him?
    by Neil H. Buchanan"Who would even think such a thing, much less decide that it was a good idea to say it out loud in front of millions of viewers?"  As I followed coverage of the Republican National Convention, I asked myself that…
  • Jul 21

    Highlights of the GOP Game Show "Who Wants to Destroy the Republic?"

    Highlights of the GOP Game Show "Who Wants to Destroy the Republic?"
    by Michael DorfTonight is the grand finale of the Republican National Convention. To preserve my mental health, I have watched almost none of it. In the old days, that might disqualify me from commenting on the proceedings, but no longer.…
Rank this Week: 207

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/
  • Jul 23

    Assistant Director Position at California Western

    Assistant Director Position at California Western
    Academic Achievement Position: Assistant Director of Academic Support California Western School of Law (CWSL) invites applications for the position of Assistant Director of Academic Support. Summary Description: Under the general direction of…
  • Jul 22

    Get Pumped for the Bar Exam!

    Get Pumped for the Bar Exam!
    You should walk into the bar exam knowing that you can absolutely do it! You're in the home stretch, so sleep well these next few days, eat well, exercise, stay positive, and GET PUMPED! I'm sure you have your own...
  • Jul 21

    Bar Exam Stress - A Two-Minute Video Clip to Help You Catch Hold of "Growth Mindset" Optimism!

    Bar Exam Stress - A Two-Minute Video Clip to Help You Catch Hold of "Growth Mindset" Optimism!
    There's been a lot of talk about "growth mindset" and for good reasons. As the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success Dr. Carol Dweck relates in a June 21, 2016 commentary on the website Education Week, "...my…
Rank this Week: 886

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 23

    Informal Admonition For Switching Sides In Divorce Case

    Informal Admonition For Switching Sides In Divorce Case
    The District of Columbia Office of Disciplinary Counsel has informally admonished an attorney who engaged in a conflict of interest by representing the husband in a divorce case after a consultation with the wife. You met with W for about...
  • Jul 22

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest

    Moonlighting By Disabled Police Officer Not Dishonest
    The Illinois Review Board finds that no misconduct was proven and recommends that ethics charges be dismissed in a matter involving an attorney already suspended in an unrelated matter. This matter arises out of the Administrator's one-count…
  • Jul 22

    "Silly" Contempt

    "Silly" Contempt
    An attorney's resignation was accepted by the New York Appellate Division for the First Judicial Department. In September 2015, the Committee brought 20 charges against respondent alleging that he committed professional misconduct by, inter…
Rank this Week: 215

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 23

    Opportunity: Be a Facilitator at Marion County Unrepresented Litigants Family Law Facilitation Program

    Opportunity: Be a Facilitator at Marion County Unrepresented Litigants Family Law Facilitation Program
    From the IndyBar: Dear Senior Judge/Domestic Relations Attorney, I am writing to you to invite you to participate in Marion County’s new Unrepresented Litigant (“URL”) Family Law facilitation program. In October of 2015 Marion County…
  • Jul 23

    A Bizarre New Zika Infection in Utah

    A Bizarre New Zika Infection in Utah
    From The Atlantic: Scientists are bewildered by a new and disturbing development involving the Zika virus in Utah, where a patient who contracted the virus recently died. Officials announced on Monday they’re investigating how a person who…
  • Jul 22

    Carolyn Hax: A separated couple is struggling to find a way to reconcile

    Carolyn Hax: A separated couple is struggling to find a way to reconcile
    From the Washington Post: Dear Carolyn: I’ve been separated from my wife of 19 years and three kids for a few months. The separation stemmed from my infidelity — a mistake I made to run from my marital problems instead...
Rank this Week: 2432

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 23

    Sixth Circuit Adopts Materialization of the Risk Standard for Loss Causation

    Sixth Circuit Adopts Materialization of the Risk Standard for Loss Causation
    It looks like the Fifth Circuit is becoming increasingly isolated. After the Supreme Court decided Dura Pharmaceuticals, Inc. v. Broudo, 544 US 336 (2005), a circuit split developed as to how plaintiffs can satisfy the element of loss…
  • Jul 22

    Crowdfunding for the Olympic

    Crowdfunding for the Olympic
    As loyal readers may have noticed, I am excited about the upcoming Summer Olympic Games in Rio. While the Olympics is sure to be heavily watched, the Games are not that lucrative for many of the participants. The average Olympian...
  • Jul 22

    Thank You Letter

    Thank You Letter
    Following on Joan's excellent post about networking letters, I wanted to share a few words about thank you letters. Attorney Kyle Westaway organizes "thank yous" into four levels: Level 1 — Email saying thanks for the time and…
Rank this Week: 2438

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: 2002

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
  • Jul 22

    Innovations in the Law

    Innovations in the Law
    I’ve just finished reading Robert J. Gordon’s excellent book on The Rise and Fall of American Growth.  Gordon’s thesis is that economic growth has slowed in recent decades because the pace of technological…
  • Jul 21

    FAN 117.2 (First Amendment News) David Cole Named New National Legal Director for ACLU

    FAN 117.2 (First Amendment News) David Cole Named New National Legal Director for ACLU
    I am deeply honored to take on the leadership of the ACLU’s national legal program. — David Cole Tony Mauro over at the National Law Journal just broke the story: ACLU Names Georgetown Law Prof David Cole as New Legal Director…
  • Jul 21

    FAN 117.1 (First Amendment News) Martin Garbus Files Defamation Suit on Behalf of Pete Rose

    FAN 117.1 (First Amendment News) Martin Garbus Files Defamation Suit on Behalf of Pete Rose
    WHEREFORE Plaintiff Peter Rose demands a money judgment against Defendant John Dowd for the amounts described herein and an award of punitive damages, together with costs and expenses, including attorneys’ fees, of this action, and such…
Rank this Week: 86

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: 884

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 22

    LWI Conference Guest Post: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing

    LWI Conference Guest Post: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing
    Please welcome a guest post from Stetson's Kirsten Davis, reflecting on last week's wonderful LWI Biennial Conference in Portland! From Kirsten: Two Minutes for Professional Status in Legal Writing I had the great pleasure of speaking on what…
  • Jul 19

    A Word That Only Lawyers and Judges Could Love: Defalcation

    A Word That Only Lawyers and Judges Could Love: Defalcation
    "Defalcation" is "a word that only lawyers and judges could love," according to a recent decision of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. In re Jahrling, No. 15-2252, Slip Op. at 5 (7th Cir. Mar. 18,…
  • Jul 19

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference

    Registration Open for CSLSA Conference
    Registration is now open for the Central States Law Schools Association 2016 Scholarship Conference, Friday, September 23 and Saturday, September 24& at the University of North Dakota School of Law in Grand Forks, North Dakota, Law…
Rank this Week: 885

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Greg Mankiw on universal basic income

    Greg Mankiw on universal basic income
    Here he makes the same point that I have (here, for example).  But no, he didn't get it from me - the point is well-known to people who think about it carefully.
  • Jul 22

    Easy writing versus hard writing

    Easy writing versus hard writing
    The tax and social justice paper that I mentioned in an earlier post took me just over three days.  The slightly shorter Jane Austen chapter for my literature book has taken (so far) hundreds of hours, spread out over multiple drafts and…
  • Jul 22

    Whistling (if not quite singing) in the rain

    Whistling (if not quite singing) in the rain
    In last night's RNC speech, Trump was almost commendably up-front about the fact that he is proposing to replace the U.S. legal and political order with a Putinist dictatorship.  By squinting a bit, however, I can discern three silver…
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Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
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Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

Edited by Professors Matthew J. Festa, James J. Kelly, Jr., Stephen R. Miller, Jessica Owley and Kenneth A. Stahl.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
  • Jul 22

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?

    What makes inclusionary zoning happen?
    A new report from the National Housing Conference has some of the answers. Here is the abstract: More than 500 local inclusionary zoning (IZ) programs have been implemented in communities across the country. In most cases, these IZ policies…
  • Jul 22

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie

    Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute seeks panel proposals for 2017 conference themed Creating Inclusive Communitie
    Western Places / Western Spaces Conference Request for Proposals What issues are important to you in your work? The Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute's annual land use conference, Western Places / Western Spaces explores a range of land use,…
  • Jul 21

    UIdaho Law helps launch Citizens Planning Academy

    UIdaho Law helps launch Citizens Planning Academy
    Boise and the surrounding Treasure Valley rank as one of the 20 fastest growing American regions. To facilitate better planning of this rapid growth, I am pleased to announce that the University of Idaho College of Law and Idaho Smart...
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info

    Settlement class can't stand where settlement notice gave mistaken info
    Duran v. Obesity Research Institute, LLC, No. D067917, 2016 WL 3913205 (Cal. Ct. App. Jun. 23, 2016)Duran sued ORI and Wal-Mart for allegedly falsely advertising the weight loss benefits of Lipozene and MetaboUp. The court approved a…
  • Jul 22

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand

    IP Professors' Amicus in Star Athletica v. Varsity Brand
    Filed today: Mark McKenna, Chris Sprigman, Mark Lemley, Tyler Ochoa, Betsy Rosenblatt, Pam Samuelson, Kathy Strandburg, and I submitted a brief in this copyright separability case, arguing that conceptual separability is simply a coda to…
  • Jul 22

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case

    Don't send a TM to do a (c)'s job: 7th Circuit rules in Slep-Tone case
    Mark McKenna organized an amicus brief in this case, which was not cited by the court but advocated a position similar to that adopted by the panel. Phoenix Entertainment Partners, LLC v. Rumsey, No. 15-2844 (7th Cir. July 21, 2016) Slep-Tone…
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Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Jul 22

    Whose Copyright Office?

    Whose Copyright Office?
                In 2013, in a lecture at Columbia University, Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante announced an ambitious vision for the “Next Great Copyright Act.” That vision…
  • Jul 21

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule

    Network Neutrality in Brazil: the recently enacted Presidential Decree consolidates meaningful rule
    Amidst an economic and political turmoil, Brazil gave a significant step towards protection of network neutrality – the principle that keeps the Internet an open space, free from undue control by Internet service providers (ISPs). A…
  • Jul 21

    126 Leading Academics to Europe’s Telecom Regulators: Protect the Open Internet in Europe

    126 Leading Academics to Europe’s Telecom Regulators: Protect the Open Internet in Europe
    Today, 126 academics from Europe and around the world published an open letter to European telecom regulators urging them to protect the open Internet in Europe. Regulators are currently working on guidelines that will determine how…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 22

    The Influence of Quebec Case Law in the ROC: The Situation and Stakes of the Translation of Judgment

    The Influence of Quebec Case Law in the ROC: The Situation and Stakes of the Translation of Judgment
    Last fall, Leader of the Bar and former Chief Justice of Quebec, Mtre Michel Robert, gave a lecture on the language of judgments. His remarks were reported in the February 2016 edition of the Journal du Barreau. Upset about the lack of…
  • Jul 21

    Law Library of Congress Report on Miranda Warning Equivalents Around the World

    Law Library of Congress Report on Miranda Warning Equivalents Around the World
    The Law Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. published a report a little while ago about Miranda Warning Equivalents in more than 100 countries around the world, including Canada. In the United States, so-called Miranda rights are named…
  • Jul 21

    Access to Justice? Yes in My Back Yard.

    Access to Justice? Yes in My Back Yard.
    The past few months have seen some inspiring firsts for access to justice in Ontario. Ryerson University’s Legal Innovation Zone (LIZ) launched the Ontario Access to Justice Challenge with support from the Ministry of the Attorney…
Rank this Week: 2128

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 22

    The definition of materiality is whether…

    The definition of materiality is whether there is substantial likelihood that the reasonable investor would consider the information in question to be important in making an investment decision. Are... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    "Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles"? Or Feel-Good Platitudes? Or Bunkum?

    "Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles"? Or Feel-Good Platitudes? Or Bunkum?
    Thirteen (an auspicious or suspicious number?) top CEOs published a joint statement on what they called Commonsense Corporate Governance Principles as a full page ad in today's Wall Street Journal... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    Do corporations have a "duty" not to avoid taxes?

    Do corporations have a "duty" not to avoid taxes?
    UK Prime Minister Theresa May seems to think so: It doesn’t matter to me whether you’re Amazon, Google or Starbucks, you have a duty to put something back, you have a debt to your fellow citizens,... [[ This is a content summary…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"

    The "Internet Troll" and "Knowingly Offering to Purchase Official Ballots"
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Appeals of Oregon:  State v. Hirschman, 2016 WL 3675617 (2016).  The court begins by explaining that[a]cting as a self-described `Internet troll,’ defendant posted an…
  • Jul 20

    Instagram, the Order of Protection and Criminal Contempt

    Instagram, the Order of Protection and Criminal Contempt
    This post examines an opinion from the Criminal Court of the City of New York, New York County:  People v. Lemons, 30 N.Y.S.3d 527, 2016 N.Y. Slip Op. 26136 (2016). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatDefendant, charged with…
  • Jul 18

    “Harassment by Electronic Communications", the Topix Chat Thread and Sixty Days in Jail

    “Harassment by Electronic Communications", the Topix Chat Thread and Sixty Days in Jail
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Courtof Appeals of West Virginia:  State v. Calvert, 2016 WL 3179968 (2016).  It begins by explaining thatMatthew Calvert, pro se, appeals the sentencing order of the Circuit…
Rank this Week: 1975

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 22

    Modlish on The Yates Memo

    Modlish on The Yates Memo
    Chris Modlish has posted The Yates Memo: DOJ Public Relations Move or Meaningful Reform that Will End Impunity for Corporate Criminals? (Boston College Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: On September 9, 2015, Sally…
  • Jul 22

    Nakao on Transnational Policing

    Nakao on Transnational Policing
    Keisuke Nakao (University of Hawaii at Hilo) has posted Transnational Policing: Preemption and Deterrence Against Elusive Perpetrators on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Why does a state directly police certain kinds of transnational perpetrators…
  • Jul 21

    Macfarlane on Utah v. Strieff's Impact

    Macfarlane on Utah v. Strieff's Impact
    Katherine Macfarlane has posted Predicting Utah v. Strieff's Civil Rights Impact on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Supreme Court’s recent Utah v. Strieff decision, which declined to apply the exclusionary rule to evidence seized as a…
Rank this Week: 65

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 22

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction

    Indiana Court of Appeals Vacates Purvi Patel's Feticide Conviction
    (July 22, 2016): Today, the Indiana Court of Appeals vacated Purvi Patel's feticide conviction and Class A felony conviction for neglect of a dependent. Patel was convicted of feticide and neglect of a dependent for allegedly…
  • Jul 21

    Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education

    Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education
    The Guardian (July 18, 2016): Doctors urged to advise patients about risks of abstinence-centric sex education, by Molly Redden: In a recently released report, The American Academy of Pediatrics denounced abstinence only education programs,…
  • Jul 20

    After SCOTUS Case, Texas Shares Data Showing Latina Women Bore Brunt of Texas Abortion Restriction

    After SCOTUS Case, Texas Shares Data Showing Latina Women Bore Brunt of Texas Abortion Restriction
    Dallas Morning News (July 18, 2016): Hispanic women bore brunt of Texas abortion law, data shows, by J. David Swaine and Brittney Martin: Data released by Texas 3 days after the Supreme Court decision striking down two provisions of a...
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 22

    The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Merger

    The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Merger
    Leemore Dafny; Kate Ho and Robin S. Lee examine The Price Effects of Cross-Market Hospital Mergers. ABSTRACT: So-called "horizontal mergers" of hospitals in the same geographic market have garnered significant attention from…
  • Jul 22

    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases (5th Edition)

    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases (5th Edition)
    EU Competition Law An Analytical Guide to the Leading Cases By: Ariel Ezrachi See larger image Published: 19-09-2016 Format: PDF eBook (?) Edition: 5th Extent: 910 ISBN: 9781509909858 Imprint: Hart Publishing RRP: £39.99 Request Inspection…
  • Jul 22

    Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupon

    Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupon
    Jean-Pierre H. Dube, Zheng Fang, Nathan Fong and Xueming Luo experiment with Competitive Price Targeting with Smartphone Coupons. ABSTRACT: We conduct a large-scale field experiment to study competitive price discrimination in a duopoly…
Rank this Week: 197

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

Commentary on business law, antitrust, and corporate governance by law professors and economists. By Adam Mossoff, Ben Sperry, Eric Helland, Geoffrey Manne, Gus Hurwitz, Larry Ribstein, Mike Sykuta, Paul Rubin and Thom Lambert.

http://truthonthemarket.com/
Rank this Week: 2027

Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?

    Should the Left Vote for a Third Party Candidate for President?
    The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is morally and politically irresponsible), and here’s my brief argument as to why: If one assumes (and it seems a reasonable assumption given what current…
  • Jul 5

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen

    Trade, Labor & Human Rights in the Time of (largely) Neoliberal Globalization: A Basic Reading Regimen
    This list of titles was put together to help one make sense of the various (existing or prescribed) interrelations between trade, labor, and human rightsduring this period of (largely, thus not exclusively) neoliberal globalization.…
Rank this Week: 668

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/
Rank this Week: 741

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/
  • Jul 22

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism

    “Hear ye, hear ye!”… a new and important book on capitalism
    We interrupt the regularly scheduled programming to bring to your attention notice of a new work by Anwar Shaikh, Professor of Economics at the Graduate Faculty of Political and Social Science of the New School University. Professor…
  • Jul 20

    Is a Left Wing Vote for a Third Party Candidate Morally Responsible?

    Is a Left Wing Vote for a Third Party Candidate Morally Responsible?
    In a well argued facebook post, Patrick O'Donnell maintains that a vote for a third party candidate is morally irresponsible. Here is what he has to say: The upcoming election is a binary choice (i.e., abstention or third party voting is…
  • Jul 8

    Clinton, Trump, and Dishonesty

    Clinton, Trump, and Dishonesty
    Apparently, Hilary Clinton over the years has made false statements in order to minimize or deny wrongdoing of one sort or another. It is not right, but millions of people are not truthful when accused of wrongdoing. And, of course, Hilary…
Rank this Week: 4812