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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

Audio from discussions, lectures and panels at Georgetown Law School.

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

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

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 2

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/
  • Mar 27

    Humbach on Alexander on Hard Incompatibilism

    Humbach on Alexander on Hard Incompatibilism
    John A. Humbach (Pace University School of Law) has posted Does Hard Incompatibilism Really Abolish ‘Right’ and ‘Wrong’? Some Thoughts in Response to Larry Alexander on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In a challenge to recent writings of…
  • Mar 27

    Teichman on Convicting with Reasonable Doubt

    Teichman on Convicting with Reasonable Doubt
    Doron Teichman (Hebrew University of Jerusalem - Faculty of Law) has posted Convicting with Reasonable Doubt: An Evidentiary Theory of Criminal Law (Notre Dame Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This Article presents an…
  • Mar 27

    Vilares et al. on Knowledge, Recklessness, and the Brain

    Vilares et al. on Knowledge, Recklessness, and the Brain
    Iris Vilares, Michael Wesley, Woo-Young Ahn, Richard J. Bonnie, Morris B. Hoffman, Owen D. Jones, Stephen Morse, Gideon Yaffe, Terry Lohrenz and Read Montague (University College London - Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging, University of…
Rank this Week: 383

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Mar 27

    Save the Date: Annual CSLSA Conference

    Save the Date: Annual CSLSA Conference
    The annual conference of the Central States Law Schools Association (CSLSA) will be held at Southern Illinois University School of Law on October 6-7, 2017. The keynote speaker for the conference will be Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz. Watch…
  • Mar 24

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence

    International Criminal Court Adds Another Year to Congolese Vice President Bemba's 18-Year Sentence
    The International Criminal Court (ICC) has sentenced the former Congolese Vice-President, Jean-Pierre Bemba Gombo, to another year in prison and about $325,000 in fines for interfering with his trial. Judges ordered the that the sentence be…
  • Mar 22

    Duke is Hiring

    Duke is Hiring
    Job Announcement: Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney, International Human Rights Clinic, Duke University School of Law Duke University School of Law seeks to fill a Clinical Fellow/Supervising Attorney position in its International Human…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 32

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Mar 27

    Refugee Workers - They Pass Drug Test

    Refugee Workers - They Pass Drug Test
    This CNN headline says it all: As more Americans fail drug tests, employers turn to refugees. Take Sterling Technologies, a plastic molding company in Pennsylvania. The company was seeing a 20% fail rate on drug tests administered to workers…
  • Mar 27

    Immigrant Rights Attorney Position at Rutgers Law School

    Immigrant Rights Attorney Position at Rutgers Law School
    Rutgers Law School seeks Full-Time Immigrant Rights Attorney Rutgers Law School is seeking to hire a Full-Time Immigrant Rights Attorney. The attorney will be paid $75,000/year plus benefits. The position is initially for one year, though it…
  • Mar 27

    Call for Papers: Lewis & Clark Law Review Immigration Symposium

    Call for Papers: Lewis & Clark Law Review Immigration Symposium
    The Lewis and Clark Law Review is seeking submissions for it's symposium issue - Volume 23, Issue 2. The symposium's focus is on the current administration's immigration policies -- from specific litigation over and effects of Trump's…
Rank this Week: 37

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Mar 27

    A 12-Foot Statute of Paul Walker?

    A 12-Foot Statute of Paul Walker?
    Recently, a group of surfers, who idolize Paul Walker, plead the City Council to resurrect a statute of their hero in San Clemente. A freelance journalist, Chad Kroeger, made the touching pitch last Tuesday in hopes of seeing a legend...
  • Mar 27

    Do Your Mutual Funds Have Exposure to Controversial Weapons?

    Do Your Mutual Funds Have Exposure to Controversial Weapons?
    Over 6,500 funds that were sold to retail investors around the world have been found to have high exposure to controversial weapons, casting doubt over the asset managers’ efforts to invest responsibly. Specifically, the research reviewed…
  • Mar 27

    Florida Judge Rules that Same Sex Spouses Must Be Added to Death Certificate

    Florida Judge Rules that Same Sex Spouses Must Be Added to Death Certificate
    After the 2015 Obergefell decision, people were asking Florida to change the death certificates that indicated a partner in a same-sex relationship died unmarried without a surviving spouse. Florida refused and stated that they would not do…
Rank this Week: 307

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Red rock landscape.

    Red rock landscape.
    In Utah, on March 9th. With Meade.Use the comments for late-night and overnight discussion of whatever you can get going.
  • Mar 27

    Neuralink.

    Neuralink.
    Elon Musk's new company — "focused on developing the capabilities of the brain through technological augmentation."
  • Mar 27

    Glenn Loury and I resist the resistance to Trump.

    Glenn Loury and I resist the resistance to Trump.
    In this hot new episode of Bloggingheads (recorded on Friday), Glenn Loury objects strenuously to the effort to treat Trump as abnormal, and I agree. Despite that basic agreement, we find a lot to talk about:[VIDEO APPEARS AFTER THE JUMP....…
Rank this Week: 242

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Mar 27

    Leaks, geeks, & reporter

    Leaks, geeks, & reporter
    The recent spat of Washington D.C. leaks is "unusually active," according to FBI Director Mr. James Comey. Even if the leaks are as normal as they are in an allergic nose dealing with New Orleans spring pollen, what are the legal and ethical…
  • Mar 27

    "Neural Lace," Extended Cognition, and Privacy

    "Neural Lace," Extended Cognition, and Privacy
    Imagine a world, not as distant as we might like to think, where our individual thought processes are aided and improved by technologies external to the biologically-bequeathed neural matter that sits within our skulls and throughout our…
  • Mar 9

    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?

    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn?
    The WikiLeaks CIA release: When will we learn? This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Richard Forno, University of Maryland, Baltimore County and Anupam Joshi, University of Maryland, Baltimore…
Rank this Week: 413

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: 2265

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/
  • Mar 27

    Tang on Reverse Political Process Theory

    Tang on Reverse Political Process Theory
    Aaron Tang (University of California, Davis - School of Law) has posted Reverse Political Process Theory (Vanderbilt Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Despite occasional suggestions to the contrary, the Supreme Court has…
  • Mar 27

    Leib & Brudney on Legislative Underwriting of Judicial Decision

    Leib & Brudney on Legislative Underwriting of Judicial Decision
    Ethan J. Leib (Fordham University School of Law) & James J. Brudney (Fordham University School of Law) have posted Legislative Underwrites (Virginia Law Review, Vol. 103, 2017, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article…
  • Mar 27

    Schmidt on the State Action Doctrine & Doctrinal Confusion

    Schmidt on the State Action Doctrine & Doctrinal Confusion
    Christopher W. Schmidt (Chicago-Kent College of Law) has posted On Doctrinal Confusion: The Case of the State Action Doctrine (2016 Brigham Young University Law Review 575) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this Article, I use a case study...
Rank this Week: 109

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/
  • Mar 27

    The Full Ginsburg

    The Full Ginsburg
    The New York Commission on Judicial Conduct has censured a Supreme Court Justice who gave three interviews in one day about a mistried murder case. Crimesider reported on the eventual dismissal of the charges brought against a former Cornell…
  • Mar 27

    Botched Bankruptcy Leads To More Violations And Suspension

    Botched Bankruptcy Leads To More Violations And Suspension
    A year and a day suspension (requiring proof of present fitness for reinstatement) has been imposed by a Colorado Hearing Board. Braham mishandled his clients’ bankruptcy case and electronically filed several documents that his clients had…
  • Mar 27

    Menacing

    Menacing
    A criminal conviction led to an attorney's disbarment in Colorado. On October 25, 2013, two Colorado Springs police officers came to Respondent’s residence to assist another person in removing her property from the residence. That day,…
Rank this Week: 421

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: 7

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/
Rank this Week: 1628

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/
  • Mar 27

    Breaking News: ABA Place Arizona Summit on Probabtion

    Breaking News: ABA Place Arizona Summit on Probabtion
    The Council of the Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar's decision is here. (Scott Fruehwald)
  • Mar 27

    Study: The Best Writers Use the Fewest Adverb

    Study: The Best Writers Use the Fewest Adverb
    At Literary Hub, Ben Blatt conducted an empirical study. The results: The median fan-fiction author used 154 -ly adverbs per 10,000 words, which is much higher than either of the professional samples. The 300-plus megahits in the bestseller…
  • Mar 26

    Do Elections Influence Judicial Opinions?

    Do Elections Influence Judicial Opinions?
    The answer seems to be yes. According to a recent study: Just before U.S. Presidential elections, judges on the U.S. Courts of Appeals double the rate at which they dissent and vote along partisan lines. Increases are accentuated for…
Rank this Week: 1630

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/
  • Mar 27

    “Corky” Gonzáles and the first National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference

    “Corky” Gonzáles and the first National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference
    On this date in 1969, the first national Chicano youth conference was held in Denver, Colorado by Crusade for Justice, the civil rights organization founded by former boxer Corky Gonzáles. “Rodolfo ’Corky’…
  • Mar 24

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist

    Rodolfo Walsh: revolutionary Argentine journalist
    March 24, 1977:On this date Rodolfo Jorge Walsh (January 9, 1927 – March 25, 1977) an Argentine journalist and revolutionary of Irish descent, published his “Open Letter from a Writer to the Military Junta” (excerpts from…
  • Mar 22

    The legal crystallization of Republican contempt for and condescension toward the working-cla

    The legal crystallization of Republican contempt for and condescension toward the working-cla
     Alphonse Maddin“Watch Al Franken shut down Gorsuch’s cruel decision in the ‘Frozen Trucker’ case”“I had a career in identifying absurdity. And I know it when I see it.”Al Franken’s…
Rank this Week: 393

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Mar 27

    “Corky” Gonzáles and the National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference

    “Corky” Gonzáles and the National Chicano Youth Liberation Conference
    On this date in 1969, the first national Chicano youth conference was held in Denver, Colorado by Crusade for Justice, the civil rights organization founded by former boxer Corky Gonzáles. “Rodolfo ’Corky’…
  • Mar 25

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory ('Triangle Waist Company') Fire, March 25, 1911

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory ('Triangle Waist Company') Fire, March 25, 1911
    Today is the 106th anniversary (March 25, 1911) of the fire at the Triangle Waist (often ‘Shirtwaist’) Company in New York City in which 146 garment workers – 123 women and 23 men – died. Most of these workers were…
  • Mar 24

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization

    ... first demonstration of ACT UP, pioneering direct-action AIDs organization
    “AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power (ACT UP) is an international direct action advocacy group working to impact the lives of people with AIDS (PWAs) and the AIDS pandemic to bring about legislation, medical research, and treatment and…
Rank this Week: 5155

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

A law blog by Albany Law School Professor Stephen Gottlieb and Associate Dean for Research and Scholarship James Gathii

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Mar 27

    The Case Against Gorsuch

    The Case Against Gorsuch
    My views on what we can expect from Judge Gorsuch are spelled out on TheHill.org at The case against Gorsuch: It’s all about precedent.
  • Mar 27

    Chemicals, Infertility and Moral

    Chemicals, Infertility and Moral
    You’ll be subjected to rolling commentary on innumerable aspects of the Gorsuch hearings. I prefer, as I often do, to address deeper aspects of our competing value systems that underlie the surface of our political battles. One is the…
  • Mar 14

    Trump and Job

    Trump and Job
    Last week I commented that scholars of intolerance tell us that feeling threatened often leads to hate. That’s one reason the economic threat to some American workers matters to all of us. Trump is clearly working with the free…
Rank this Week: 4851

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/
  • Mar 27

    Wallace M. Rudolph (1930-2017)

    Wallace M. Rudolph (1930-2017)
    Wallace M. Rudolph, a long-time professor at the University of Nebraska (1964-1976) and later dean and faculty member at the University of Puget Sound (1976-1997) and then the dean of University of Orlando (now Barry University) (1997-98)…
  • Mar 27

    Illinois Law Review Call For Symposium Proposal

    Illinois Law Review Call For Symposium Proposal
    This just in from the EIC of the Illinois Law Review: In May, the Illinois Law Review intends to select a Symposium for publication in the 2017-2018 volume of the journal. If you are organizing a conference or have an...
  • Mar 26

    "Donnie in the Room"

    "Donnie in the Room"
    Doug Muder is a retired mathematician whose blog is The Weekly Sift. I think everyone will enjoy his recently posted poem, "Donnie in the Room." Even those who do not share the political sentiment ought to appreciate the artistry:…
Rank this Week: 323

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/
  • Mar 27

    Don't Answer That Telemarketing Call But If You Do, Don't Say Yes.

    Don't Answer That Telemarketing Call But If You Do, Don't Say Yes.
    Have you gotten one of these telemarketing calls? You answer, and then a female voice, sounding surprised you answered, makes a comment about her headset and asks if you can hear her. Before you realize this is a robocall, you...
  • Mar 23

    Profile of Older Americans 2016

    Profile of Older Americans 2016
    The Administration on Aging has released the 2016 Profile of Older Americans. Here are the highlights: Highlights* Over the past 10 years, the population 65 and over increased from 36.6 million in 2005 to 47.8 million in 2015 (a 30%...
  • Mar 22

    Retiring to Margaritaville?

    Retiring to Margaritaville?
    Are you a Parrot Head? (If you don't know what I mean, the answer to the question is no). Whether you are a Parrot Head or not, wouldn't you love to retire to Margaritaville? Now you can! Jimmy Buffet is...
Rank this Week: 2295

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In ERISA "Church Plan" Case

    Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments In ERISA "Church Plan" Case
    The U.S. Supreme Court today heard consolidated oral arguments in three cases raising the question of when pension plans of religiously affiliated health care systems qualify for the "church plan" exemption under ERISA.  The three cases…
  • Mar 27

    5th Circuit Upholds Student Invocations At School Board Meeting

    5th Circuit Upholds Student Invocations At School Board Meeting
    In American Humanist Association v. McCarty, (5th Cir., March 20, 2017), the U.S. 5th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a school board's practice of opening its meetings with presentations from students, which often involves a prayer.…
  • Mar 20

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break

    Religion Clause To Take A Publication Break
    Dear Readers:Religion Clause will be going on a publication break until approximately the end of March.  Check back for my resumption of postings at that time.Howard Friedman
Rank this Week: 18

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
Rank this Week: 48

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/
  • Mar 27

    Bales on Resurrecting Labor

    Bales on Resurrecting Labor
    Our own Rick Bales (Ohio Northern) has just posted on SSRN his new article, Resurrecting Labor, which will be published int he Maryland Law Review. The abstract: Participation in American labor unions have changed radically, albeit…
  • Mar 22

    Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB in Vacancies Act Case

    Supreme Court Rules Against NLRB in Vacancies Act Case
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court ruled (6-2) in NLRB v. SW General. The Court held that once President Obama nominated Lafe Solomon to be the NLRB's General Counsel, he could no longer serve in his current capacity as Acting General Counsel....
  • Mar 18

    Brudney on the Quiet Importance of ILO Norm

    Brudney on the Quiet Importance of ILO Norm
    James Brudney (Fordham) has just posted on SSRN his article The Internationalization of Sources of Labor Law, 39 U. Pa. J. Int'l L. 1 (2017). The abstract is below. I think James is dead-on correct. Having attended a slew of...
Rank this Week: 27

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/
  • Mar 27

    Lauren Simpson Chosen as Professor of the Year at the University of Houston Law Center

    Lauren Simpson Chosen as Professor of the Year at the University of Houston Law Center
    Lauren Simpson, Clinical Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills and Strategies at the University of Houston Law Center, has been selected by the Student Bar Association as Professor of the Year Among Faculty Teaching Part-Time Students.…
  • Mar 26

    CFP: The Central States Area Legal Writing Conference

    CFP: The Central States Area Legal Writing Conference
    The Central States Area Legal Writing Conference will be hosted by the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law on September 15-16, 2017. Presentation proposals are due by Friday, March 31, 2017. The Program Committee is seeking…
  • Mar 25

    AALS Section Award

    AALS Section Award
    At the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, the Section presented its Annual Award to Linda L. Berger, former President of the Legal Writing Institute and Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Research at UNLV William S. Boyd…
Rank this Week: 4257

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/
  • Mar 27

    Does “Raiders Fancast” Infringe the “Fancaster” Trademark?

    Does “Raiders Fancast” Infringe the “Fancaster” Trademark?
    I don’t normally blog demand letters, but this particular matter would benefit from additional visibility. Over 5 years ago, I blogged a lawsuit involving the Fancaster trademark, which I characterized as “the saddest trademark…
  • Mar 27

    Your Periodic Reminder That Initial Interest Confusion Lawsuits Are Stupid–Epic v. YourCareUniverse

    Your Periodic Reminder That Initial Interest Confusion Lawsuits Are Stupid–Epic v. YourCareUniverse
    The plaintiff has a registered trademark for “CARE EVERYWHERE” for B2B healthcare software. The defendant, YourCareUniverse, also makes healthcare software. It extended its brand to include “YOURCAREEVERYWHERE” and…
  • Mar 24

    Retailer’s TOS Fails, But New Jersey Warranty Notice Claim Loses Anyway

    Retailer’s TOS Fails, But New Jersey Warranty Notice Claim Loses Anyway
    Plaintiff alleges that she purchased a cosmetic product from Lush Internet. While she did not allege anything was wrong with the product and does not appear to have any other qualms with the transaction itself, she alleged that Lush’s…
Rank this Week: 67

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Retail Theft, Criminal Conspiracy and the Computer Monitor

    Retail Theft, Criminal Conspiracy and the Computer Monitor
    This post examines an opinion from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Chikonyera, 2017 WL 815391 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining thatWilliam V. Chikonyera, appeals from the judgment of sentence of 4…
  • Mar 24

    The Psychologist, the “Therapeutic Relationship” and “Unauthorized Possession of Computer Code

    The Psychologist, the “Therapeutic Relationship” and “Unauthorized Possession of Computer Code
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland: Ali v. State, 2017 WL 128636 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatAfter Sahar Begum Ali's psychologist terminated their therapeutic…
  • Mar 22

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message

    The Suspicious Package, the Cell Phone and the Text Message
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeal ofIdaho:   State v. Billups, 2017 WL 929956 (2017). The court begins, as courts usually do, by explaining how and why the case came about:A detective responded to a call from a…
Rank this Week: 2272

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/
  • Mar 27

    Scholarship Spotlight: "Laws as Implied Contract Terms" (Steven W. Feldman - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

    Scholarship Spotlight: "Laws as Implied Contract Terms" (Steven W. Feldman - U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
    We at ContractsProf Blog love to highlight recent scholarship by our readers! If you are the author of a recent work of contracts or commercial law scholarship that you have posted on SSRN, send me (Mark Edwin Burge) a copy...
  • Mar 27

    NDAs in the Sexual Assault Context

    NDAs in the Sexual Assault Context
    I've blogged a lot about NDAs on this blog, including in the context of allegations of domestic violence. So when I saw this recent essay on Inside Higher Ed discussing NDAs in the context of sexual assault investigations on university...
  • Mar 24

    Contracts read published in Drake Law Review

    Contracts read published in Drake Law Review
    Abstract Consent, a powerful concept that lies at the heart of contract law, has received a great amount of scholarly attention. Recently, some contract law scholars have been criticizing consent and suggesting alternative concepts. Contrary…
Rank this Week: 358

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/
  • Mar 27

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for March 24

    Statement from Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins for March 24
    On Friday, March 24th, Military Commissions Chief Prosecutor Mark Martins issued the following statement on the pretrial hearings completed over the past week in the 9/11 case. His statement is also…
  • Mar 27

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/22 Session: Truth, Emotional Currency, and the Law of War

    This Week at the Military Commissions, 3/22 Session: Truth, Emotional Currency, and the Law of War
    Military judge Army Colonel James Pohl calls the commission to order at 8:59 AM, noting that none of the five detainees have chosen to attend this morning’s session. Prosecution team member Robert Swann calls an unnamed U.S. Army…
  • Mar 27

    Bipartisan Investigations: How the 9/11 Commission Did It

    Bipartisan Investigations: How the 9/11 Commission Did It
    Whatever your political outlook, the ferment surrounding last year’s presidential election raises important, unanswered questions: What, precisely, did the Russians do, and were any Americans involved?  Were members of presidential…
Rank this Week: 137

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
  • Mar 27

    A Deep Dive Into Jay's Five Competing Stories About Track Practice

    A Deep Dive Into Jay's Five Competing Stories About Track Practice
    Two days before the deadline for the filing of the defense's appellate brief in the Adnan Syed case, I thought I'd take a look back at one of the most significant parts of the case: track practice. Simply put, if...
  • Mar 23

    A Comprehensive Look at the Current Status of Adnan's Case

    A Comprehensive Look at the Current Status of Adnan's Case
    I've been getting a lot of questions about the current status of the Adnan Syed case, so I thought that I would do a post that gets into the nitty gritty of it. 1. Opinion/Order Granting a New Trial On...
  • Mar 17

    Entertainment Weekly's New True Crime Feature, Rebecca Schaeffer & Anti-Stalking Law

    Entertainment Weekly's New True Crime Feature, Rebecca Schaeffer & Anti-Stalking Law
    Yesterday, Entertainment Weekly posted "When Devotion Turns Deadly," the first article for their new feature, http://truecrime.ew.com: The article, by Joe McGovern, focuses on the 1989 murder of Rebecca Schaeffer at the hands of a…
Rank this Week: 4262

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
Rank this Week: 736

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/
  • Mar 27

    Williams v. Yamaha (9th Cir. - March 24, 2017)

    Williams v. Yamaha (9th Cir. - March 24, 2017)
    It's hard to win a consumer class action these days.  So many roadblocks in the way.Here's an example.  Which highlights just one of the many, many ways you can lose.And the fact that I'm not sure that the plaintiffs…
  • Mar 24

    Espinoza v. Shiomoto (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)

    Espinoza v. Shiomoto (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)
    Even when you think you're right, one downside of filing an appeal is that it may result in an opinion that's published and that tells the world the factual circumstances that gave rise to your appeal.That's sometimes bad.  Even in the…
  • Mar 24

    Wind Dancer Production Group v. Walt Disney Pictures (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)

    Wind Dancer Production Group v. Walt Disney Pictures (Cal. Ct. App. - March 24, 2017)
    Opinions like this one make me think that Disney can be a 600-pound gorilla, and not a nice one at that.And that's even without any discussion in the opinion about how, on the merits, Disney was (allegedly) stealing the royalties owed to its…
Rank this Week: 465

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
  • Mar 27

    Additional Thoughts on Star Athletica

    Additional Thoughts on Star Athletica
    I mentioned last week that I did not think highly of the Supreme Court’s opinion in the “cheerleader uniform” copyright case. Let me explain why and then make some observations about how the case may be received by the lower…
  • Mar 24

    Call for Papers: LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference

    Call for Papers: LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference
    LatCrit XXI Biennial Conference 2016 ELECTION: WHAT NEXT? ORLANDO, FL   LATCRIT/SALT JUNIOR FACULTY DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOP SEP. 28, 2017 BIENNIAL CONFERENCE: SEP. 29 – 30 BOARD MEETING (COMMUNITY & EXECUTIVE SESSIONS)…
  • Mar 24

    Book Recommendation

    Book Recommendation
    The professor who influenced me the most as an undergraduate was Bruce Bueno de Mesquita, an iconoclastic political scientist who uses game theory and other behavioral tools to assess domestic and international affairs.  I was so…
Rank this Week: 87

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Mar 27

    Viswanathan Presents Tax Compliance In A Decentralizing Economy Today At Pepperdine

    Viswanathan Presents Tax Compliance In A Decentralizing Economy Today At Pepperdine
    Manoj Viswanathan (UC-Hastings) presents Tax Compliance in a Decentralizing Economy at Pepperdine today as part of our Tax Policy Workshop Series funded in part by a generous gift from Scott Racine: Tax compliance in the United States has…
  • Mar 27

    Burman Presents Is U.S. Corporate Income Double-Taxed? Today At NYU

    Burman Presents Is U.S. Corporate Income Double-Taxed? Today At NYU
    Leonard E. Burman (Tax Policy Center) presents Is U.S. Corporate Income Double-Taxed? (with Kimberly Clausing (Reed College)) at NYU today as part of its Tax Policy Colloquium Series hosted by Daniel Shaviro and Rosanne Altshuler: Every…
  • Mar 27

    Buchanan Presents Social Security Is Fair To All Generations Today At UC-Irvine

    Buchanan Presents Social Security Is Fair To All Generations Today At UC-Irvine
    Neil Buchanan (George Washington) presents Social Security is Fair to All Generations: Demystifying the Trust Fund, Solvency, and the Promise to Younger Americans at UC-Irvine today as part of its Tax Law and Policy Colloquium Series hosted…
Rank this Week: 22

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Mar 27

    Recent Scholarship on Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gay Curriculum Law

    Recent Scholarship on Anti-Bullying and Anti-Gay Curriculum Law
    Recently posted articles on SSRN this month address First Amendment concerns in crafting anti-bullying laws and surveys anti-gay anti-gay provisions exist in the curriculum laws of twenty states, and in several provisions of a federal law…
  • Mar 24

    California's Suspensions Are Down, But Racial Disparities Persist By Jonathan D. Glater

    California's Suspensions Are Down, But Racial Disparities Persist By Jonathan D. Glater
    While school suspension rates have fallen sharply in recent years in California, the racially disproportionate impact of this form of punishment has persisted. That is the headline conclusion of the latest report on education in the United…
  • Mar 23

    Study Finds Court Ordered Funding Reforms Produce Five Percent Increase in Graduation Rate

    Study Finds Court Ordered Funding Reforms Produce Five Percent Increase in Graduation Rate
    A new study by Chris Candelaria and Ken Shores adds another major finding in the debate over school funding. In their paper, Court-Ordered Finance Reforms in the Adequacy Era: Heterogeneous Causal Effects and Sensitivity, they find that…
Rank this Week: 164

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Mar 27

    Originalism Here, There, Everywhere and Nowhere

    Originalism Here, There, Everywhere and Nowhere
    By Eric SegallThere was a time when a handful of legal scholars advocated for an originalist methodology that, if applied honestly, would significantly constrain judicial discretion even in hard constitutional cases. Professors Raul Berger…
  • Mar 27

    Separation of Powers Better Justifies SCOTUS Nominee Reticence Than Judicial Impartiality Doe

    Separation of Powers Better Justifies SCOTUS Nominee Reticence Than Judicial Impartiality Doe
    by Michael DorfLast week, I joined the chorus of academics decrying the futility of most of the questioning of Judge Gorsuch and other recent SCOTUS nominees. In a column, I agreed with Joe Biden's characterization of confirmation hearings as…
  • Mar 25

    Here's an IDEA: Less Clickbait, More Accuracy About SCOTUS, Gorsuch, and Disabled Student

    Here's an IDEA: Less Clickbait, More Accuracy About SCOTUS, Gorsuch, and Disabled Student
    by Diane KleinLast Wednesday, as the Gorsuch confirmation hearings ground through another day, a frisson passed through the left-leaning side of Facebook.  Screaming across the web were headlines like "Supreme Court unanimously…
Rank this Week: 414

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 90

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

An interdisciplinary forum for legal and ethical issues related to the brain and cognition. By University of San Diego School of Law Professor Adam Kolber.

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
  • Mar 27

    "Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future"

    "Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future"
    Recently published on SSRN (and in Arizona State Law Journal, Vol. 48, 2017): "Keynote: Law and the Brain -- Past, Present, and Future" OWEN D. JONES, Vanderbilt University - Law School & Dept. of Biological Sciences This article surveys…
  • Mar 27

    "Predicting the Knowledge-Recklessness Distinction in the Human Brain"

    "Predicting the Knowledge-Recklessness Distinction in the Human Brain"
    Recently Published on SSRN: "Predicting the Knowledge-Recklessness Distinction in the Human Brain" IRIS VILARES, University College London - Wellcome Trust Center for Neuroimaging MICHAEL WESLEY, University of Kentucky - Behavioral Science…
  • Mar 26

    "Arkansas, Meet Tarasoff: The Question of Expanded Liability to Third Persons for Mental Health Professionals"

    "Arkansas, Meet Tarasoff: The Question of Expanded Liability to Third Persons for Mental Health Professionals"
    Recently published in Arkansas Law Review (69 Ark. L. Rev. 988 (2017)): "Arkansas, Meet Tarasoff: The Question of Expanded Liability to Third Persons for Mental Health Professionals" By J. Thomas Sullivan, Professor, University of Arkansas at…
Rank this Week: 735

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
  • Mar 27

    Save the Date – 11th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference

    Save the Date – 11th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference
    As the semester ends and a lot of us are planning our summer research and writing, please keep in mind that the 11th Annual AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s Works-in-Progress Conference will be October 20th and 21st, at the…
  • Mar 26

    Learning from Trump’s Negotiation Failure

    Learning from Trump’s Negotiation Failure
    You may recall that, a year ago, I suggested that if Donald J. Trump was elected president, “we will undoubtedly replace Getting to Yes with Art of the Deal” in our negotiation courses. After his spectacular failure to get to…
  • Mar 25

    Come to the Legal Educators’ Colloquium

    Come to the Legal Educators’ Colloquium
    From SFOI Nancy Welsh: Dear Colleagues, The ABA Section of Dispute Resolution’s Spring Conference is now less than a month away – April 19-22 in San Francisco.  Please be sure to register!  And consider forwarding…
Rank this Week: 1369

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

Provides commentary and analysis on cases going in front of the Supreme Court of Ohio. By Marianna Bettman.

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 2622

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/
  • Mar 27

    Monday Morning with Larry (Alexander)

    Monday Morning with Larry (Alexander)
    This morning was fun. Classes were prepared, in-box was manageable, meetings were cancelled. So, I spent a few hours with a stack of papers that Larry Alexander had sent a little while back. I don't know how Larry manages to write so much so…
  • Mar 27

    Ornstein on election do-over

    Ornstein on election do-over
    In The Atlantic, Norm Ornstein proposes the creation of a mechanism for special presidential and vice-presidential election in "extraordinary circumstances," covering not only a terrorist attack or other catastrophic event, but also…
  • Mar 27

    Separation of Powers From Across the Street

    Separation of Powers From Across the Street
    I have been writing about decentralizing federal power for a few years now, both as a tool of comparative constitutional design and as a topic of American constitutional design expanding how federal power would be exercised across the parts…
Rank this Week: 129

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Mar 27

    David Versus Goliath – Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility & Self-Represented Litigant

    David Versus Goliath – Lawyer’s Professional Responsibility & Self-Represented Litigant
    The story of “David and Goliath” is a part of our cultural consciousness. Generally, the biblical tale is told as follows: a young shepherd battles a giant warrior and, using only a slingshot, comes out victorious. Today, the…
  • Mar 27

    What I Wish I Knew in Law School

    What I Wish I Knew in Law School
    Each year LAWPRO asks its articling students to reflect on their law school experiences and how they relate to their early working experiences. Here are the thoughts of our current students Raymond Ashurov and Rahim Andani, as written by…
  • Mar 27

    Monday’s Mix

    Monday’s Mix
    Each Monday we present brief excerpts of recent posts from five of Canada’s award­-winning legal blogs chosen at random* from more than 80 recent Clawbie winners. In this way we hope to promote their work, with their permission, to…
Rank this Week: 183

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Mar 27

    Saudi Arabian Women

    Saudi Arabian Women
    From the Economist: CAN Saudi Arabia keep its women? Last month’s appointment of women to head two big banks and Tadawul, the kingdom’s stock exchange, offers hope that the path to a fulfilling career is not completely blocked. But the...
  • Mar 26

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina

    Same-sex legal groundbreaker case in South Carolina
    From The Herald: Debra Parks wanted to be treated the same as anybody else by the courts. At 62, she’s disabled, and split from her partner of almost four decades. She filed a lawsuit because she wanted her relationship, which...
  • Mar 25

    Judges Issues Tri-Custody Agreement

    Judges Issues Tri-Custody Agreement
    From CNN: An unconventional family produced a child before becoming tangled in a lengthy custody battle that ended last week when a New York judge awarded shared custody of the boy to his dad and two mothers. The boy in...
Rank this Week: 382

Animal Blawg

Animal Blawg

Covers animal law, ethics and policy. By Professor David N. Cassuto.

https://animalblawg.wordpress.com
  • Mar 27

    BU Law Review Symposium on “Beating Hearts”

    BU Law Review Symposium on “Beating Hearts”
    David Cassuto Sherry Colb & Michael Dorf’s book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights is the subject of an online symposium by the Boston University Law Review.  You can find it here.  Full disclosure: I was one…
  • Mar 13

    Habeas New

    Habeas New
    David Cassuto This is an important, potentially historic oral argument.  Go if you can:     Appellate Division, First Department, County Supreme Court to Hear Oral Argument in Two Chimpanzee Rights Cases Filed by the Nonhuman…
  • Mar 4

    Animal Law (Visiting) Professor Job

    Animal Law (Visiting) Professor Job
    David Cassuto From the email: VISITING PROFESSOR POSITION CENTER FOR ANIMAL LAW STUDIES at Lewis & Clark Law School   Fall 2017- Spring 2019   The Center for Animal Law Studies at Lewis & Clark Law School is now accepting…
Rank this Week: 4266

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 27

    Give the “Trespass” Test (and Judge Gorsuch) a Chance

    Give the “Trespass” Test (and Judge Gorsuch) a Chance
    Kiel Brennan-Marquez and Andrew TuttIn 2012, when the Supreme Court held in United States v. Jones that police may not engage in prolonged GPS surveillance of a car on public streets without a warrant, many scoffed. Not at…
  • Mar 24

    Disjunctive Politics in Action

    Disjunctive Politics in Action
    If you were wondering what Jack and others meant by saying that Donald Trump could well be a "disjunctive" president, now you know.  The President and his party could not move one of their main legislative priorities through even one…
  • Mar 24

    Is the GOP ACA Repealer Unconstitutional on Federalism Grounds?

    Is the GOP ACA Repealer Unconstitutional on Federalism Grounds?
                Ironically, the GOP proposal to repeal the ACA in the name of returning authority over health care to the states has some potentially serious constitutional issues on…
Rank this Week: 153