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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: 399

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

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

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    The war against the Islamic State continues along both ends of the Euphrates, targeting two of the pseudo-caliphate’s strongholds. In the north, Kurdish-led forces have launched an assault against Islamic State positions near the…
  • May 26

    Important First Step by HPSCI on Pre-Publication Review Reform

    Important First Step by HPSCI on Pre-Publication Review Reform
    Editor's Note: This post also appears on Just Security. We are happy to learn, via Secrecy News, that the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence (HPSCI) has weighed in constructively on the pre-publication review issue that we…
  • May 26

    Not Quite Making it to Syria: A Tale of Two Failed ISIS Recruit

    Not Quite Making it to Syria: A Tale of Two Failed ISIS Recruit
    This week, the federal district courts in both the Southern District of New York and the Northern District of Texas confronted ISIS’s ability to recruit Americans to travel overseas to join and fight for the caliphate. First, on…
Rank this Week: 4444

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

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

    Immigrant of the Day: Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache (Haiti), West Pooint Graduate

    Immigrant of the Day: Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache (Haiti), West Pooint Graduate
    Photo Courtesy of the Washington Post Dan Lamothe in the Washinton Post tells the story about the picture of Lt. Alix Schoelcher Idrache during the commencement ceremony at West Point, New York. He was overcome with emotion. Tears rolled…
  • May 26

    Questioning at Ports of Entry: Only Minutes to Separate Truthtellers from Liar

    Questioning at Ports of Entry: Only Minutes to Separate Truthtellers from Liar
    Guest post by Alexandra Diaz, student, George Mason University School of Law CBP Office of Field Operations’ Assistant Port Director Sally Carrillo spoke yesterday about her experiences over a 28 year career at CBP and legacy INS and, for…
  • May 26

    Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo on 200 Years of Open Borders in South America

    Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo on 200 Years of Open Borders in South America
    Dr Diego Acosta Arcarazo (U. Bristol) Guest post by Renita Roberts, student, The Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University Dr. Diego Acosta Arcarazo of the University of Bristol visited the University of California San Diego campus…
Rank this Week: 72

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

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

Edited by Franklin G. Snyder, D. A. Jeremy Telman, Nancy S. Kim, Meredith R. Miller, Myanna Dellinger, Jeffrey L. Harrison and Michael Malloy.

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

    Book Review: Drafting and Analyzing Contracts: A Guide to the Practical Application of the Principles of Contracts Law

    Book Review: Drafting and Analyzing Contracts: A Guide to the Practical Application of the Principles of Contracts Law
    Carolina Academic Press has just released the fourth edition of the above title by Professor Scott J. Burnham. I got a chance to review it and, although I have not used it in a classroom setting yet, share my impressions...
  • May 26

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (May 26, 2016)

    Weekly Top Ten SSRN Contracts Downloads (May 26, 2016)
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal 1 2,708 Contract as Empowerment Robin Bradley Kar University of Illinois College of Law 2 467 What We Buy When We 'Buy Now' Aaron Perzanowski and Chris Jay Hoofnagle Case…
  • May 25

    31 Plus Hours of App Reading

    31 Plus Hours of App Reading
    The Norwegian consumer council spent over 31 hours reading the terms and condition of 33 apps (the number that an average consumer has). It was all to prove the point that there's a good reason nobody reads those T&Cs -...
Rank this Week: 2495

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 26

    What Predicts Law Success?: An Empirical Study

    What Predicts Law Success?: An Empirical Study
    A new, extensive longitudinal study identifies strong predictors and points out weak and nonexistent predictors. Alexia Brunet Marks & Scott A. Moss, What Predicts Law School Success? A Longitudinal Study Correlating Law Student Applicant…
  • May 26

    Oyez Project finds a new home at Cornell

    Oyez Project finds a new home at Cornell
    The Oyez Project is a free, online repository containing more than 10,000 audio tapes of U.S. Supreme Court arguments going back 60 years. According to this story in the National Law Journal, the Oyez Project is about to get a...
  • May 26

    A New Type of Socratic Questioning

    A New Type of Socratic Questioning
    The use of the Socratic method in first-year law classes has been frequently criticized. Among these criticisms are that it is not as effective with female students and monorities as it is for white, male students. However, questions remains…
Rank this Week: 1491

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

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

    Deciding Sumner Redstone's Mental Acuity

    Deciding Sumner Redstone's Mental Acuity
    With Sumner Redstone’s declining health, the case to decide his mental acuity is becoming more difficult and more pertinent with so many third parties involved. To determine his competency for deciding to oust two Viacom trustees,…
  • May 26

    Nevada Now the Leading Jurisdiction for Trust

    Nevada Now the Leading Jurisdiction for Trust
    Many people would rank Nevada as the leading jurisdiction for trusts. The opportunities found under Nevada law have prompted numerous estate planners and financial planners to situs their clients’ trusts in Nevada to take advantage of the…
  • May 25

    Hillary Clinton Moves New York Home into Trust

    Hillary Clinton Moves New York Home into Trust
    Hillary and Bill Clinton purchased their Chappaqua, New York home in 1999 and have now moved it into a residence trust. This will allow them to legally evade the so-called ‘death tax.’ Moving the home into trust will reduce their...
Rank this Week: 32

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 26

    Human Rights Cities -- 2016 World Forum and More

    Human Rights Cities -- 2016 World Forum and More
    The international Human Rights Cities movement will mark at least two landmarks this summer and, depending on how you count, maybe more. First, the 6th annual World Human Rights Cities Forum will be held in Gwangju, South Korea, on July...
  • May 25

    The Constitutional Fight Over Delay

    The Constitutional Fight Over Delay
    by Michael Meltsner Justice Stephen Breyer may be the only current member of the Supreme Court to have argued that the inevitably long delays death row prisoners suffer before execution is a significant factor leading to the…
  • May 24

    Country-specific scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council

    Country-specific scrutiny at the United Nations Human Rights Council
    On May 17, the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission of the US Congress conducted a hearing on the UN Human Rights Council. A video and transcripts of the hearing are available here. In conjunction with the hearing, Naomi McMillen and...
Rank this Week: 1493

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • May 26

    Aristotle's tomb found?

    Aristotle's tomb found?
    So says this news report. Does this have any significance? (Thanks to Dean Rowan for the pointer.)
  • May 26

    On Oberlin College

    On Oberlin College
    In The New Yorker; it really sounds like an unhappy and dysfunctional environment. What a shame for what used to be a major liberal arts college in the Midwest.
  • May 26

    A Freudian take on the Trump phenomenon

    A Freudian take on the Trump phenomenon
    This essay has some good insights. (Thanks to Michael Swanson for the pointer.)
Rank this Week: 107

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 26

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity

    Of Kurdish House Gardens and Modernity
    An article on the 6000-year history of Kurdish gardens cites my Habermas article for its alleged account of Habermas’s modernization theory. Modernization Theory and House Garden Transformation; Erbil City as Case Study, is jointly…
  • May 25

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry

    My New Paper May Make Some of My Friends Angry
    Building Privacy into the Infrastructure: Towards a New Identity Management Architecture comes to what I fear some of my friends in the privacy community will find to be an unacceptable conclusion. I’ll be presenting it at the Privacy…
  • May 24

    VideoFakes-R-U

    VideoFakes-R-U
    Researchers develop face-capture technology that can alter pre-recorded videos in real-time on low cost computers. Boing Boing suggests it could be used to make George W Bush or Donald Trump appear intelligent. I can imagine even worse: Fake…
Rank this Week: 10

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/
  • May 26

    Cunningham-Parmeter on Amazon and Uber

    Cunningham-Parmeter on Amazon and Uber
    Friend-of-blog Keith Cunningham-Parmeter (Willamette) has just posted on SSRN his superb piece, From Amazon to Uber: Defining Employment in the Modern Economy, which will appear in the Boston University Law Review. From the abstract: American…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017

    Call for Papers: Marco Biagi Conference 2017
    Here's the call for papers for the 15th International Conference in Commemoration of Professor Marco Biagi (Modena, Italy, March 20-21, 2017). The conference theme is Digital and Smart Work. From the call: Focusing on the implications for…
  • May 24

    Petruska on Joy Silk Doctrine

    Petruska on Joy Silk Doctrine
    I just learned that Brian Petruska (General Counsel of the Laborers' Mid-Atlantic Regional Organizing Coalition), just posted on SSRN his forthcoming piece in the Santa Clara Law Review on the proposed use of the Joy Silk doctrine. The…
Rank this Week: 257

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 26

    Cramer on Texas' Stand Your Ground Law

    Cramer on Texas' Stand Your Ground Law
    Clayton E. Cramer (College of Western Idaho) has posted Texas’ Stand Your Ground Law: An Historical Perspective (Presenting at Texas Bar Association, September 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the aftermath of the Treyvon Martin…
  • May 26

    Kerr on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Kerr on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Orin S. Kerr (The George Washington University Law School) has posted Trespass, Not Fraud: The Need for New Sentencing Guidelines in CFAA Cases (George Washington Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article argues…
  • May 26

    Schuller & Erentzen on Race-Based Juror Challenges in Canada

    Schuller & Erentzen on Race-Based Juror Challenges in Canada
    Regina Schuller and Caroline Erentzen (York University - Department of Psychology and York University, Department of Psychology, Students) have posted The Challenge for Cause Procedure in Canadian Criminal Law (Oñati Socio-Legal Series, Vol.…
Rank this Week: 2496

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 26

    Blank Presents The Timing Of Tax Transparency Today In Sweden

    Blank Presents The Timing Of Tax Transparency Today In Sweden
    Joshua Blank (NYU) presents The Timing of Tax Transparency, 90 S. Cal. L. Rev. ___ (2017), at the Stockholm Centre for Commercial Law at Stockholm University in Sweden today at an event hosted by Teresa Simon-Almendal, Peter Melz and Roger…
  • May 26

    The Curve: Life At Manhattan Law School

    The Curve: Life At Manhattan Law School
    Jeremy Blachman (J.D. 2005, Harvard; author, Anonymous Lawyer) & Cameron Stracher (J.D. 1987, Harvard; Levine Sullivan Koch & Schulz, New York), The Curve (2016): The students at Manhattan Law School, a decrepit institution on the…
  • May 26

    Oberlin Students Demand Abolition Of Midterms, Grades Lower Than C

    Oberlin Students Demand Abolition Of Midterms, Grades Lower Than C
    The Week, Oberlin Students Want to Abolish Midterms and Any Grades Below C: Students at Oberlin College are asking the school to put academics on the back burner so they can better turn their attention to activism. More than 1,300 students at…
Rank this Week: 71

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: 1985

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 26

    The True Story of a False Confession

    The True Story of a False Confession
    My colleagues Steve Drizin and Laura Nirider represent Brendan Dassey, who was convicted at age 16 of a murder that he did not commit, and who is a key figure in the Netflix series Making of a Murderer. Steve and...
  • May 26

    AALS CFP: Animals As Living Accomodation

    AALS CFP: Animals As Living Accomodation
    The AALS Sections on Animal Law, Disability Law and Law and Mental Disability have issued a call for papers for their 2016 panel, Animals as Living Accomodations. This panel will explore the use of animals as living accommodations for…
  • May 26

    Rumblings of Discontent at Penn State Law

    Rumblings of Discontent at Penn State Law
    A Lounge reader reached out to let me know that Penn State Law’s dean search has been unsuccessful (announced to the faculty by the provost) and that at least some faculty have been unhappy with the search process and a...
Rank this Week: 4222

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 26

    ‘EcoSexual’ students at SMC ‘marry the ocean’

    ‘EcoSexual’ students at SMC ‘marry the ocean’
    The ceremony began with Bruce Cartier, a former SMC student, proclaiming to those gathered at Santa Monica Beach that “today we stand upon this holy earth and in this sacred space to witness the rite of matrimony between the sea...
  • May 26

    A Marvel Editor Explains How Captain America Was a Hydra Agent All Along | TIME

    A Marvel Editor Explains How Captain America Was a Hydra Agent All Along | TIME
    Sure, he wears red white and blue on the outside, but on the inside? It turns out Steve Rogers, a.k.a. Captain America, supports the evil, former Nazi organization, Hydra. via time.com This is just wrong. Just. Wrong.
  • May 26

    We Now Know Hillary Lied Multiple Times About Her Email Server | The Fiscal Time

    We Now Know Hillary Lied Multiple Times About Her Email Server | The Fiscal Time
    Regrets should be coming, but not in the way Clinton has suggested. State’s Inspector General released the long-awaited report into Clinton’s use of a private e-mail server – and it contradicts every excuse Clinton has…
Rank this Week: 381

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 26

    For Dan

    For Dan
    As Howard writes below, all of us today are anxious to learn more about the developments in Dan's murder investigation. This may take a while but we are grateful that it finally looks like there is movement. For those heading to LSA NOLA next…
  • May 26

    Arrest in Dan's death

    Arrest in Dan's death
    As many of you know doubt have heard, Tallahassee Police have announced an arrest in Dan's death. Sigfredo Garcia was arrested yesterday evening. The probable cause affidavit for the murder charge has been sealed and the investigation remains…
  • May 25

    Frank Easterbrook, the First Amendment, and the Chicago Cub

    Frank Easterbrook, the First Amendment, and the Chicago Cub
    My colleague calls this case the trifecta. Interestingly, news reports (BNA, NLJ, etc.) have focused on the court of appeals affirming the denial of the preliminary injunction and rejecting the argument that the flat ban on sales on the…
Rank this Week: 102

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 26

    George & Gulati on "Judicial Reputation" by Garoupa and Ginsburg

    George & Gulati on "Judicial Reputation" by Garoupa and Ginsburg
    Tracey E. George and G. Mitu Gulati (Vanderbilt University - Law School and Duke University School of Law) have posted Courts of Good and Ill Repute: Garoupa and Ginsburg's Judicial Reputation: A Comparative Theory on SSRN. Here is the…
  • May 26

    Michelman on Constitutional Legitimacy & Political Liberalism

    Michelman on Constitutional Legitimacy & Political Liberalism
    Frank I. Michelman (Harvard Law School) has posted Legitimacy, the Social Turn, and Constitutional Review: What Political Liberalism Suggests (Critical Quarterly for Legislation and Law, No. 3, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Alongside…
  • May 26

    Davidov on a Purposive Approach to Labor Law

    Davidov on a Purposive Approach to Labor Law
    Guy Davidov (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Introduction: A Purposive Approach to Labour Law (A Purposive Approach to Labour Law, OUP, 2016). Here is a snippet from the introduction: The main problem of labour…
Rank this Week: 360

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 246

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 127

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

    Puerto Rico: PROMESA and Presiding Judge

    Puerto Rico: PROMESA and Presiding Judge
    H.R. 5278, containing debt restructuring authority and an oversight board for Puerto Rico, inched closer to passage after yesterday's approval by the House Natural Resources Committee. A combination of Rs and Ds rejected amendments that would…
  • May 25

    Jevic CVSG Recommends Granting Cert

    Jevic CVSG Recommends Granting Cert
    The brief is not up on the SG's webpage yet, but they are recommending granting the petition and reversing the Third Circuit. Hat tip to Professor Lipson or Attorneys Goldblatt et al.? I think this now places granting odds at...
  • May 22

    Nortel Avoids (First) Appeal -- U.S. Edition

    Nortel Avoids (First) Appeal -- U.S. Edition
    After extensive briefing and hearings, the U.S. District Court presiding over the appeal (foreign readers: general trial judges in the U.S. federal court system sit in an appellate capacity over the specialized bankruptcy courts) from the…
Rank this Week: 701

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 252

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

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened

    I Let My Employment Law Students Take a One Page Cheat Sheet into an Exam. Look What Happened
    It’s a thing of beauty. I let my employment law students bring a one page, one sided 8 x 11 cheat sheet into their exam.  This one is my favourite, though there were others that showed a similar amount of industriousness. Since…
  • May 26

    The Collective Bargaining Part of Law of Work (coming 2017)

    The Collective Bargaining Part of Law of Work (coming 2017)
    May 26, 2016 My new book The Law of Work was released late last fall and is already in use at universities across the country of courses in Employment Law.   So far, the book includes the Common Law Regime (contract and tort law), and…
  • May 18

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?

    Guest Blog: Mandryk & Blum on Are Unpaid College Internships Illegal?
    Here is another in my Guest Blog series.  This one is from labour lawyers Joshua Mandryk and Nadine Blum who are lawyers at the Toronto law firm of Goldblatt Partners.   I have discussed unpaid internships on this blog many…
Rank this Week: 306

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

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

    Supreme Court of Washington Find Prosecutor Improperly Used Music on Defendant's Phone to Prove Gang Affiliation

    Supreme Court of Washington Find Prosecutor Improperly Used Music on Defendant's Phone to Prove Gang Affiliation
    In State v. DeLeon, Ignacio Cardenas was outside his home in Sunnyside with his cousin and a friend around 11:00 p.m. waiting for another friend, Jose Barajas. They saw a silver Ford Taurus drove by. Thinking that the car belonged...
  • May 25

    10th Circuit Reverses Child Sexual Abuse Conviction Based on Brady Violation

    10th Circuit Reverses Child Sexual Abuse Conviction Based on Brady Violation
    Pursuant to the Supreme Court's opinion in Brady v. Maryland, the prosecution violates the Due Process Clause by failing to timely disclose material exculpatory evidence to the defense. But what happens if a sexual assault nurse examiner…
  • May 24

    My New Podster Article, "The Debbie Dilemma"

    My New Podster Article, "The Debbie Dilemma"
    Today, Podster Magazine released its May 2016 issue. My article, "The Debbie Dilemma," appears on pages 46-47 (or 49/57). It deals with the police statements and testimony of Debbie Warren at Adnan's two trials. -CM
Rank this Week: 972

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
Rank this Week: 6

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

    Blitz on Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy
    Marc Jonathan Blitz, Oklahoma City University, is publishing Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy in volume 44 of the Hofstra Law Review (2016). Here is the abstract. Psychotherapy, said one of its earliest clients, Anna O, is…
  • May 26

    Kur on Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet

    Kur on Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet
    Annette Kur, Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, is publishing Brand Symbols, the Consumer, and the Internet in NZCIEL Workshop at Wellington, New Zealand, 19-20 February, 2015, Conference Volume (Forthcoming) and Max Planck…
  • May 26

    Manning on English and Continental Tests of Originality in Copyright

    Manning on English and Continental Tests of Originality in Copyright
    Colin Manning, Cork Institute of Technology, has published English & Continental Tests of Originality: Labour, Skill, and Judgement versus Creations of the Mind. Here is the abstract. This paper traces the provenance of the predominant…
Rank this Week: 2472

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

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

    Life Care Centers of America: Legal Update

    Life Care Centers of America: Legal Update
    Senior residential care provider Life Care Centers of America is the focus of recent legal news, including: KOAA TV 5 News: Colorado Jury Awards $5.5 million in wrongful death suit against Life Care Center of Pueblo. Chattanooga Times Free…
  • May 26

    Older and Poorer? Local Governments Need to Plan

    Older and Poorer? Local Governments Need to Plan
    Governing ran an article last month, An Older, Poorer America Is Coming, The article opens The percentage of older Americans living below the federal poverty line has decreased by two-thirds since 1966. That year, according to data from the…
  • May 26

    Plaintiffs' Class Certified in Dispute over LTC Insurance Coverage for Care by "Managed Residential Communities" or "Assisted Living Services Agencies"

    Plaintiffs' Class Certified in Dispute over LTC Insurance Coverage for Care by "Managed Residential Communities" or "Assisted Living Services Agencies"
    As we've reported fairly often on this Blog (see e.g., here, re California litigation), the long-term care insurance (LTCI) industry has been battling disputes on many fronts. One of the fronts is whether insurers can deny benefits to pay…
Rank this Week: 245

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/
  • May 26

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC

    Congressional testimony on legislative reform proposals for the FTC
    Earlier this week I testified before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade regarding several proposed FTC reform bills. You can find my written testimony here. That testimony was drawn from a 100 page report,…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
  • May 25

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement

    The Third Circuit pushes back on FCC’s unjustified rule on joint sales agreement
    While we all wait on pins and needles for the DC Circuit to issue its long-expected ruling on the FCC’s Open Internet Order, another federal appeals court has pushed back on Tom Wheeler’s FCC for its unremitting “just trust…
Rank this Week: 2056

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

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)

    People v. Dokins (Cal. Ct. App. - Oct. 30, 2015)
    A fifteen-year old gang member shoots and kills a fourteen-month old baby in a "drive-by" shooting in which the defendant was riding a bike.The baby is dead.  The fifteen year old is essentially sentenced to spend the rest of his life in…
  • May 24

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)

    Sialoi v. City of San Diego (9th Cir. - May 24, 2016)
    I'm not sure why the City of San Diego filed an appeal in this one.Here's how the Ninth Circuit describes the case:  "In October of 2010, officers with the San Diego Police Department responded to a report that two armed black males had…
  • May 24

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)

    People v. Espino (Cal. Ct. App. - May 24, 2016)
    Police conduct a pat-down search of Freddy Espino.  They feel something in his pocket.  They think it might be crack cocaine.Turns out it's not crack cocaine.  What is it, then?No, not that.It's a . . . diamond.  Which…
Rank this Week: 636

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 464

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

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu

    Iowa Casino Battles to Keep 501(c) (4) Statu
    A recent story describes the battle an Iowa casino faces in trying to keep its non-profit status as a 501(c) (4) social welfare organization. The IRS believes that the casino is too commercially successful to be considered a charitable…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
  • May 25

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit

    Amazon's Temporary Donation to Local Non-Profit
    A recent article highlights Amazon’s unique combination of business foresight and philanthropic giving. Amazon has purchased a former motel that it eventually plans to use for expansion of its Seattle campus. However, it is not quite ready…
Rank this Week: 968

Althouse

Althouse

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

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

    The "straddling bus"... an idea from China.

    The "straddling bus"... an idea from China.
    "The bus, powered in part by solar energy, would run on tracks, carrying up to 1,200 passengers in raised compartments that can glide over the traffic below."Critics at the time it was first unveiled questioned whether the hovering bus could…
  • May 26

    In the perceptual entropy of the metamodernist, the Sanders revolution has already happened.

    In the perceptual entropy of the metamodernist, the Sanders revolution has already happened.
    From an Atlantic article — "This Is How a Revolution End/The Democratic insurgent’s campaign is losing steam—but his supporters are not ready to give up.s" — by Molly Ball:The Sanders movement has become impervious to…
  • May 26

    The cube...

    The cube...
    "I think you solved the mystery of the pyramids."
Rank this Week: 312

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

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

    JOTWELL Torts: Geistfeld on Eisenberg & Engel on Empirical Data and Negligence

    JOTWELL Torts: Geistfeld on Eisenberg & Engel on Empirical Data and Negligence
    Mark Geistfeld has a review of Eisenberg & Engel's Unpacking Negligence Liability: Experimentally Testing the Governance Effect.
  • May 26

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill

    NY: Med Mal Discovery Rule Bill
    Yesterday I posted about New York's sexual assault statute of limitations. Another bill in front of the legislature involves the med mal statute of limitations, specifically whether the discovery rule should be adopted. Currently, New York's…
  • May 25

    NY: Attempt to Eliminate SoL in Sexual Assault Cases, Create 1-Year Window on Expired Claim

    NY: Attempt to Eliminate SoL in Sexual Assault Cases, Create 1-Year Window on Expired Claim
    Last month, I reported that Pennsylvania was debating bills to remove or extend the statute of limitations for sexual assault cases. The same is occurring in New York, where current law requires a lawsuit to be filed by the time...
Rank this Week: 2471

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

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

    IP vacancy at the USTR

    IP vacancy at the USTR
    See the post over at the China IPR blog for more details.
  • Apr 22

    White Paper on Judicial Reform

    White Paper on Judicial Reform
    Last March, the Supreme People's Court posted on its website an English version of its White Paper on Judicial Reform, but for some reason did not make the original Chinese version available online. I now have a scanned version of...
  • Mar 25

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)

    China-related jobs with PILnet (Global Network for Public Interest Law)
    I have received the following announcement (slightly edited): PILnet is hiring! We’re currently seeking applications for a China-based Program Manager, located in either Beijing or Hong Kong, and a Program Assistant in Beijing. While legal…
Rank this Week: 169

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 26

    Kahn-Freund's Weimar Memoir

    Kahn-Freund's Weimar Memoir
    Ewan McGaughey, King's College London School of Law, has posted, Otto Kahn-Freund, Autobiographical Memories of the Weimar Republic: A Conversation with Wolfgang Luthardt (February 1978), which he translated this year from an original…
  • May 25

    Kraut, "Choreographing Copyright"

    Kraut, "Choreographing Copyright"
    Here's a relatively recent release that we missed back in December: Choreographing Copyright: Race, Gender, and Intellectual Property Rights in American Dance (Oxford University Press), by Anthea Kraut (University of California, Riverside). A…
  • May 25

    Bartrum on James Wilson on Popular Sovereignty

    Bartrum on James Wilson on Popular Sovereignty
    Available on the website of the Buffalo Law Review is Ian Bartrum, James Wilson and the Moral Foundations of Popular Sovereignty, 64 (2016): 225-.  No abstract, but here is a taste:I suggest that a return to true first…
Rank this Week: 693

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 26

    Guest Blog Post: Grading Law School Exams (in the UK) and Distributive Justice

    Guest Blog Post: Grading Law School Exams (in the UK) and Distributive Justice
    It is that time of year again when law profs are up to their ears in grading exams. (Unless one teaches on the continent, where exams are oral.) Given my location in the UK, I thought I would provide a...
  • May 25

    Golfer Phil Mickelson as SEC "Relief Defendant" in Insider Trading Case

    Golfer Phil Mickelson as SEC "Relief Defendant" in Insider Trading Case
    Last week the SEC announced insider trading charges against former-Dean Foods Company board member Thomas C. Davis and professional sports gambler, William “Billy” Walters of Las Vegas. Involved in the case is professional golfer, Phil…
  • May 25

    Call for Papers: 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS)

    Call for Papers: 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS)
    The Duke Law School will host the 11th Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies (CELS) on November 18-19, 2016. CELS is a highly regarded interdisciplinary gathering that draws scholars from across the country and internationally and is…
Rank this Week: 88

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

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

    Techdirt on the MPAA v. the Writers Guild of America West on set-top boxe

    Techdirt on the MPAA v. the Writers Guild of America West on set-top boxe
    Mike Masnick has the story, and I'm just going to quote him (and WGAW):Meanwhile, in what might seem like a surprising source, another group calling bullshit on the MPAA is the local Hollywood writer's guild, the Writers Guild…
  • May 25

    Copyright Office NPRM indicaties desire to strip sites of 512(c) protection

    Copyright Office NPRM indicaties desire to strip sites of 512(c) protection
    Eric Goldman explains here.  We already could tell that the Office was interested in shrinking the safe harbors; apparently the Office wants to do that in part by purging the list of registered DMCA agents every three years.  As…
  • May 25

    Law firm advises: protect your brand via (c)

    Law firm advises: protect your brand via (c)
    The advice from Drinker Biddle includes using the DMCA to get uses of your TM taken down, which is pretty much exactly the definition of one significant category of DMCA abuses.http://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
Rank this Week: 2171

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 26

    The Sanders/Nader Comparison and Healing the Damage of the Primarie

    The Sanders/Nader Comparison and Healing the Damage of the Primarie
    by Neil H. BuchananA bit of a mini-debate has emerged recently among pundits over whether Bernie Sanders will be to Hillary Clinton in 2016 as Ralph Nader was to Al Gore in 2000.  Politico published a long-ish article making this claim…
  • May 25

    Denying Undeniable Racism

    Denying Undeniable Racism
    by Michael DorfMonday's SCOTUS ruling in Foster v. Chatman--finding that Georgia violated Timothy Foster's right to a capital trial before a jury selected without racial bias--makes no new law. The majority opinion of CJ Roberts methodically…
  • May 24

    Trump in May is Different from Trump in April, But He is Always Scary and Dangerou

    Trump in May is Different from Trump in April, But He is Always Scary and Dangerou
    by Neil H. BuchananWhat do people in other countries think about the possibility that Donald Trump will be the next President of the United States?  What, for that matter, must they think about a country with a major party that would…
Rank this Week: 768

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

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

    Using Information Disclosure to Drive Change under Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Act

    Using Information Disclosure to Drive Change under Australia's Workplace Gender Equality Act
    Belinda Smith & Monica Hayes, Using Data to Drive Gender Equality in Employment: More Power to the People? The latest version of affirmative action legislation in Australia, the Workplace Gender Equality Act 2012 (Cth) (WGE Act), reflects…
  • May 26

    Prophylactic Remedies Sought by Amicus for Migrant Woman's Forced Sterilization in Bolivia

    Prophylactic Remedies Sought by Amicus for Migrant Woman's Forced Sterilization in Bolivia
    Ciara O'Connell (Sussex Law), Diana Guarnizo Peralta (Dejusticia), Cesar Rodriguez-Garavito (Universidad de los Andes), Amicus Curiae Brief Presented to the Intra-American Court of Human Rights in the Case of IV v. Bolivia Abstract: The IV v.…
  • May 25

    Graduation Attire as Sex-Based Classification

    Graduation Attire as Sex-Based Classification
    This is the practice at my local high school (the two colors, but not the segregated lines), where administrators tried to go to one color for all graduates, but were flooded with online petitions from parents and female students…
Rank this Week: 1490

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/
Rank this Week: 575

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 26

    Future Amendments to the Admission to a Professional Order and Governance Issue

    Future Amendments to the Admission to a Professional Order and Governance Issue
    In Quebec, to practise a profession or hold a professional title governed by the Professional Code, a person must have a permit and be a member in good standing of the professional order that governs the exercise of the profession. Quebec has…
  • May 26

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Downie on Pathways to Law Reform for Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide

    Thursday Thinkpiece: Downie on Pathways to Law Reform for Voluntary Euthanasia and Assisted Suicide
    Each Thursday we present a significant excerpt, usually from a recently published book or journal article. In every case the proper permissions have been obtained. If you are a publisher who would like to participate in this feature, please…
  • May 26

    Is Windows 10 Spying on You?

    Is Windows 10 Spying on You?
    It’s hard to find statistics identifying how many people are currently running Windows 10. One thing we do know is that there were 14 million downloads within 24 hours of the release. Some estimates put the installed base at over 75…
Rank this Week: 2198

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 26

    Government-Mandated Website Blocking Comes to Canada as Quebec’s Bill 74 Takes Effect

    Government-Mandated Website Blocking Comes to Canada as Quebec’s Bill 74 Takes Effect
    With little fanfare, Quebec passed website blocking legislation last week. Bill 74 took effect on May 18th, setting up a likely court showdown between the Quebec and federal governments. As discussed in several articles and posts over the…
  • May 25

    In Search of a Plan B for the TPP

    In Search of a Plan B for the TPP
    The government's public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent weeks as a growing number of people speak out on the agreement. Tens of thousands have also written to the…
  • May 25

    Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?

    Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership?
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 23, 2016 as Time for Plan B Instead of Trans Pacific Partnership? The government’s public consultation on the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) has stopped in Vancouver, Calgary, and Montreal in recent…
Rank this Week: 1992

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1489

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
Rank this Week: 244

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 26

    Photo Album – 20th Century Plu

    Photo Album – 20th Century Plu
    All good things must come to an end.    So it is with this series of photo albums.   This will be a loss for some of you (and you know who you are), but hopefully you can find some good grief counseling. This album is…
  • May 25

    Game for self-represented litigant

    Game for self-represented litigant
    This project out of Northeastern’s Law Lab takes a pro se player through preparing for and going through a simple civil case. It’s cool. Many of us have long advocated for more pre-mediation training for self-represented,…
  • May 25

    Photo Album – 2002

    Photo Album – 2002
    Here’s an album with a few shots from the ABA SDR conference in Seattle, visits by Bruce Patton and Donna Stienstrato Missouri. Jim Alfini, Lela Love, Kitty Atkins, Jim Coben, Hal Abramson, Gina Brown, Linda Morton, Tom Barton Ron…
Rank this Week: 1107