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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: 744

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

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 27

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 21

    Geiringer on the Migration of Constitutional Theory

    Geiringer on the Migration of Constitutional Theory
    Claudia Geiringer (Victoria University of Wellington School of Law) has posted When Constitutional Theories Migrate: A Case Study (American Journal of Comparative Law, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The last decade or so has…
  • Jul 21

    Kochan on Notice and Comment & Public Participation in Regulatory Policy

    Kochan on Notice and Comment & Public Participation in Regulatory Policy
    Donald J. Kochan (Chapman University, The Dale E. Fowler School of Law) has posted The Commenting Power: Agency Accountability through Public Participation on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Whether you are a member of the resistance movement or…
  • Jul 21

    Crawford, Stanchi, & Berger on the Effect of Feminist Theory & Methods on Judgment

    Crawford, Stanchi, & Berger on the Effect of Feminist Theory & Methods on Judgment
    Bridget J. Crawford (Pace University School of Law), Kathryn Stanchi (Temple University - James E. Beasley School of Law), and Linda L. Berger (University of Nevada, Las Vegas, William S. Boyd School of Law) have posted Feminist Judging…
Rank this Week: 10

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: 175

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
Rank this Week: 81

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 21

    Fascism comes to Poland

    Fascism comes to Poland
    Poland, already under the control of right-wing Catholics (who, unlike dopey Steve Bannon, understand that government largesse is crucial to their success), has now compromised its court system. That's serious: when agents of the state,…
  • Jul 21

    If Trump tries to fire Mueller...

    If Trump tries to fire Mueller...
    ...the law and the politics, a sobering analysis. Do read through to the ending!
  • Jul 21

    On Simone Weil and "progress"

    On Simone Weil and "progress"
    Philosopher Palle Yourgrau (Brandeis) comments.
Rank this Week: 633

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Jul 21

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.

    Richard Posner runs amok. Again.
    Richard Posner, pp. 72-73 of his new book. Actual quote says "of those states," refers back to "states of the deep South" in prev sentence. https://t.co/5braUI1rYK — Ed Whelan (@EdWhelanEPPC) July... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • Jul 21

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker

    Fagor LUX Multi Cooker
    I've wanted a pressure cooker for a long time but hadn't gotten around to getting one. When I finally decided to do so, I discovered the new wave of multi-cookers. In theory, they do it all: brown,... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Jul 21

    Bainbridge and Henderson on Limited Liability reviewed

    Bainbridge and Henderson on Limited Liability reviewed
    Professor David Milman of the School of Law at the University of Lancaster reviewed Bainbridge & Henderson's Limited Liability: A Legal and Economic Analysis in vol. 28 of the International... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Constitutionality Of No-Fly List Upheld

    Constitutionality Of No-Fly List Upheld
    In Mohamed v. Holder, (ED VA, July 20, 2017), a Virginia federal district court upheld the constitutionality of the government's No-Fly List in a challenge by a Muslim American citizen originally from Somalia.  One of plaintiff's…
  • Jul 21

    Church Youth Group Covered By Megan's Law

    Church Youth Group Covered By Megan's Law
    In State v. S.B., (NJ Sup. Ct., July 20, 2017), the New Jersey Supreme Court held that a youth ministry associated with a church is a "youth serving organization" under Megan's Law. That law prohibits sex offenders whose victims were minors…
  • Jul 21

    Court Enjoins Illinois Law Requiring Referrals Out For Abortion

    Court Enjoins Illinois Law Requiring Referrals Out For Abortion
    In National Institute of Family Life Advocates v. Rauner, (ND IL, July 19, 2017), an Illinois federal district court granted a preliminary injunction to plaintiffs, a group of pro-life health care facilities and medical personnel, who object…
Rank this Week: 11

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/
  • Jul 21

    Scholarship Spotlight: Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution (Kaal & Calcaterra)

    Scholarship Spotlight: Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution (Kaal & Calcaterra)
    Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution Wulf A. Kaal (University of St. Thomas, Minnesota - School of Law) Craig Calcaterra (Department of Mathematics, Metropolitan State University) Abstract The rapid evolution of anonymous, autonomous, and…
  • Jul 20

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (July 20, 2017)

    Contracts and Commercial Law Scholarship: Weekly Top Ten SSRN Downloads (July 20, 2017)
    Top Downloads For: Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal Recent Top Papers (60 days) As of: 21 May 2017 - 20 Jul 2017 Rank Paper Downloads 1. Crypto Transaction Dispute Resolution Wulf A. Kaal and Craig Calcaterra University of St.…
  • Jul 19

    Elvis Guitar Contract Case on Appeal to Eighth Circuit

    Elvis Guitar Contract Case on Appeal to Eighth Circuit
    Half a year ago, I blogged here about dispute about a contract for a guitar used by Elvis Presley during his final 1977 tour. The guitar is currently on display at the National Music Museum (“NMM”), which is affiliated with...
Rank this Week: 2183

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 66

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now

    Transformative work of the year (so far): To tell my story, showing near DC now
    To Tell My Story: A Hamlet Fanfic by Alexandra Petri Runs until July 30Although the structuring conceit is a loose retelling of Hamlet, with a modern-day fangirl as the tragic protagonist Elsie, there are a number of other fandoms…
  • Jul 18

    9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case

    9th Circuit burps up a correction to recent Gerber case
    Bruton v. Gerber Prods. Co., No. 15-15174, 2017 WL 3016740, -- Fed. Appx. --- (9th Cir. Jul. 17, 2017)On a petition for rehearing, the previous panel opinion and partial dissent were withdrawn and replaced with the following, still partially…
  • Jul 18

    Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning

    Park claim fails to fly: formerly well-known mark lacks current secondary meaning
    Parks LLC v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2017 WL 3014273, -- F.3d --, No. 16-2768 (3d Cir. Jul. 6, 2017)District court opinion discussed previously here. Since the 1950s, Parks Sausage Company has manufactured or licensed sausage under the brand name…
Rank this Week: 705

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 21

    Books that Have Shaped Our Students’ Live

    Books that Have Shaped Our Students’ Live
    At Vitae, Professor and Librarian Jennier Burek Pierce offers quick descriptions of novels that are popular among young people (in addition to the Harry Potter novels). An acquaintance with them may give us more of a connection with our…
  • Jul 21

    Ranking for Latin American Universitie

    Ranking for Latin American Universitie
    Times Higher Education has issued its 2017 rankings for universities in Latin Amerca. From a national perspective, Brazil is the leader. Argentina, Chile, and Columbia are expected to become world leaders. Here are the rankings: Latin America…
  • Jul 20

    Should You Use “And/Or”?

    Should You Use “And/Or”?
    In a recent article, Ira Robbins defends the phrase and argues that if used properly, it clearly conveys a particular meaning: “A and/or B “means A or B or both A and B. Still, not everyone uses the phrase in...
Rank this Week: 2462

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 21

    How White House Threats Condition Mueller’s Reality

    How White House Threats Condition Mueller’s Reality
    What does the world look like today if you’re Robert Mueller? You’ve got a huge, sprawling, immeasurably complicated job, and the President of the United States has just put you on notice of what you already have long suspected:…
  • Jul 21

    Grand Jury Indicts Al Qaeda Suspect in Federal Court

    Grand Jury Indicts Al Qaeda Suspect in Federal Court
    The New York Times reports that the Justice Department has brought Al Qaeda suspect Ali Charaf Damache to Philadelphia to face prosecution in federal court. The full indictment can be found below. Ali Charaf…
  • Jul 21

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Members of President Donald Trump’s legal team are exploring ways to undermine special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia in the 2016 election, The Washington Post…
Rank this Week: 104

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

Criminal law issues and commentary. Edited by Kevin Cole, Lawrence A. Alexander, Donald A. Dripps, Yale Kamisar, Adam J. Kolber, and Jean Ramirez.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    "Justice Dept. Revives Criticized Policy Allowing Assets to Be Seized"

    "Justice Dept. Revives Criticized Policy Allowing Assets to Be Seized"
    The New York Times has this story: In amending the policy, created during the war on drugs in the 1980s and restricted in 2015 under the attorney general at the time, Eric H. Holder Jr., as part of a broad...
  • Jul 21

    Aljumily on Quantitative Criminology and the "Dark Figure" of Crime

    Aljumily on Quantitative Criminology and the "Dark Figure" of Crime
    Refat Aljumily has posted Quantitative Criminology: Bayesian Statistics for Measuring the 'Dark Figure' of Crime on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper proposes a new approach to measure the “dark figure” of crime. Accurate…
  • Jul 20

    Shen on Minority Mens Rea

    Shen on Minority Mens Rea
    Francis X. Shen (University of Minnesota Law School) has posted Minority Mens Rea: Racial Bias and Criminal Mental States (68 Hastings Law Journal 1007 (2017)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The American criminal justice system relies upon…
Rank this Week: 121

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Jul 21

    Hiring Committees 2017-2018

    Hiring Committees 2017-2018
    Please share in the comments the following information related to the 2017-2018 law school faculty hiring season: (a) your school; (b) the chair of your hiring committee (please note if you have different chairs for entry level and lateral…
  • Jul 20

    Opinions About Giving Legal Opinion

    Opinions About Giving Legal Opinion
    Nowadays, news reports resemble the sorts of crazy hypotheticals that law professors love (and law students loathe). And since we love far-fetched hypotheticals, many law professors have taken to giving our legal opinions about the political…
  • Jul 19

    The lawyer, the addict, and the law professor

    The lawyer, the addict, and the law professor
    What did people think about The Lawyer, the Addict in last weekend's New York Times? The piece was written by the ex-wife of a lawyer who died of an overdose; in investigating her husband's drug use and death, the author found a legal…
Rank this Week: 35

Verdict

Verdict

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

http://verdict.justia.com/
  • Jul 21

    Trump’s Mueller Scheming Will Fail

    Trump’s Mueller Scheming Will Fail
    John W. Dean, former counsel to President Richard Nixon, comments on President Trump’s expressed displeasure with his attorney general, Jeff Sessions, and his apparent concern about the investigation by special counsel Robert Mueller.…
  • Jul 19

    So When Will Religious Organizations Choose Not to Discriminate?

    So When Will Religious Organizations Choose Not to Discriminate?
    Leading church-state scholar Marci A. Hamilton comments on a recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in which it held that a female principal of a Catholic school has no legal recourse when a priest engages in…
  • Jul 19

    California Considers Bill to Regulate (But Not Prohibit) Child Marriage

    California Considers Bill to Regulate (But Not Prohibit) Child Marriage
    Cornell University law professor Sherry F. Colb comments critically on a California bill that would regulate (but not prohibit) child marriage. Colb argues that the law, which in its current proposed form would allow parents and courts to…
Rank this Week: 442

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/
  • Jul 21

    Contingency Plan

    Contingency Plan
    Is this over-the-top? Paranoid? Sadly, no. Pix from Digby’s blog which also points me to Host a Mueller Firing Rapid Response Event. Myself I have to think the odds are that Trump is not so crazed as to try to … Continue reading…
  • Jul 18

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?

    Time to Buy or Sell Stocks?
    Not that I have much choice in my 403(b) – it’s stocks or bonds, no cash option. The post Time to Buy or Sell Stocks? appeared first on Discourse.net.
  • Jul 9

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?

    Can You Imagine Anything Like this on US TV?
    An Australian reporter explains what we learned about Donald Trump from the G20 meeting. Unfortunately I cannot embed the video for copyright reasons, but click through and page down a bit. The stuff about North Korea is especially apt. Was…
Rank this Week: 21

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

Conversations about law, culture, and academia. By Professors Dan Filler, Laura Appleman, Al Brophy, Kevin Noble Maillard and Calvin Massey.

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • Jul 21

    In Defense of Archives; or, Why Archives Will Help You

    In Defense of Archives; or, Why Archives Will Help You
    Historians, political scientists, and indeed many other scholars in the humanities and social sciences have long relied on archives to help them craft their dissertations and theses, round out a monograph that needs just one more primary…
  • Jul 21

    Mindfulness And The Law Conference At SEALS

    Mindfulness And The Law Conference At SEALS
    The ever-popular Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) annual conference has added a new dimension this year: a conference within a conference focused on mindfulness in law. There will be varied panels on the role of mindfulness in…
  • Jul 20

    Number Needed to Treat

    Number Needed to Treat
    In this article on Science Based Medicine, Dr. Harriet Hall sets out the significance of the Number Needed to Treat (NNT) as a measure of the benefit of a medical intervention (drug, procedure, or other therapy). In brief, the NNT...
Rank this Week: 58

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup

    Weekly SSRN Tax Article Review And Roundup
    This week, David Gamage (Indiana) reviews a new draft article by Regina Herzlinger (Harvard Business School) and Barak D. Richman (Duke Law), Evaluating Changes to the Income Tax Code to Create Consumer-Driven Health Insurance Competition.…
  • Jul 21

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup

    Weekly Legal Education Roundup
    ABA Journal, Why should law schools have to require LSAT or GRE? Law deans ask the question Nicolas W. Allard (Dean, Brooklyn), TaxProf Blog op-ed, California Bar Exam Developments: Tip of the Iceberg Paul Caron (Dean, Pepperdine), ABA Meets…
  • Jul 21

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration

    Tax Policy In The Trump Administration
    Axios, GOP Tax Sources: Will Be Hard to Get Corporate Rate Below 25% Axios, Tax Reform Shocker: The White House Actually Has a Plan Bloomberg, Americans Aren't So Excited About Tax Reform Bloomberg, Hope Dies Hard: Corporate America Still…
Rank this Week: 22

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Dubber on the Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State

    Dubber on the Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State
    Markus D. Dubber, University of Toronto, has Criminal Process in the Dual Penal State: A Comparative-Historical Analysis, which appears in the Oxford Handbook of Criminal Process:This paper is about a way of thinking about criminal process,…
  • Jul 21

    McKenzie on Spousal Murder at the Old Bailey

    McKenzie on Spousal Murder at the Old Bailey
    We received an advance alert on the publication of  "His Barbarous Usages", Her "Evil Tongue": Character and Class in Trials for Spouse Murder at the Old Bailey, 1674-1790, by Andrea McKenzie, Department of History, University of…
  • Jul 21

    Dubber on Legal History as Legal Scholarship

    Dubber on Legal History as Legal Scholarship
    Markus D. Dubber, University of Toronto, has posted Legal History As Legal Scholarship: Doctrinalism, Interdisciplinarity, and Critical Analysis of Law, which is forthcoming in the Oxford Handbook of Historical Legal Research:Legal history is…
Rank this Week: 16

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Jul 21

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?

    Daily Read: Can the President Pardon Himself?
    Given recent reporting that raises the specter of a Presidential self-pardon, a few sources are worth considering. First, there is the Constitutional text itself, which is not surprisingly inconclusive on this issue. Article II §2 begins by…
  • Jul 12

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment

    District Judge Finds Utah's "Ag-Gag" Law Violates the First Amendment
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In a careful and well-reasoned opinion in Animal Defense Fund v. Herbert, United States District Judge for Utah, Judge Robert J. Shelby, has concluded that Utah's…
  • Jul 7

    Third Circuit: First Amendment Right to Record Police

    Third Circuit: First Amendment Right to Record Police
    Professor Ruthann Robson, City University of New York (CUNY) School of Law In its opinion in Fields v. City of Philadelphia, the Third Circuit concluded that "Simply put, the First Amendment protects the act of photographing, filming, or…
Rank this Week: 51

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 21

    Partially- Indigent Defendant May Be Eligible For Court-Compensated Service

    Partially- Indigent Defendant May Be Eligible For Court-Compensated Service
    The Kansas Supreme Court has recognized a right to have retained criminal defense counsel seek court compensation for investigative or other defense-related services This original action in mandamus raises the question of whether a partially…
  • Jul 21

    Dismissal Of Suit Against WilmerHale Reversed

    Dismissal Of Suit Against WilmerHale Reversed
    The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court reversed the dismissal of claims brought against Wilmer Hale and others Minority members of a Massachusetts limited liability company seek to hold the company's attorneys liable for their involvement…
  • Jul 21

    His Own Worst Enemy

    His Own Worst Enemy
    A suspension of at least 180 days without automatic reinstatement has been ordered by the Indiana Supreme Court of an attorney who practiced after a suspension and engaged in substantive misconduct. He represented the client in two matters…
Rank this Week: 87

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 21

    Big Data as a Misleading Facility

    Big Data as a Misleading Facility
    Giuseppe Colangelo, LUISS Guido Carli, Department of Business and Management; University of Basilicata, Department of Mathematics, Computer Science and Economics and Mariateresa Maggiolino, Bocconi University - Department of Legal Studies;…
  • Jul 21

    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartel

    UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartel
    From the press release: UvA economists crack Libor and Euribor scandals as cartels 19 July 2017 Researchers from the University of Amsterdam (UvA) and the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) have cracked the manipulation…
  • Jul 21

    Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition

    Pharmaceutical M&A Activity: Effects on Prices, Innovation, and Competition
    Barak D. Richman, Duke University - School of Law, Will Mitchell, Duke University - Fuqua School of Business; University of Toronto - Rotman School of Management, Elena Vidal, Baruch College - City University of New York, and Kevin A.…
Rank this Week: 13

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 21

    New Report: Parenting Assessments and Their Use in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia

    New Report: Parenting Assessments and Their Use in Alberta, Ontario and British Columbia
    The Canadian Research Institute for Law and the Family has just released a new report on parenting assessments, prepared by Calgary articled student and UBC graduate, Zoe Suche. These assessments, also called “custody and…
  • Jul 21

    Open Justice?

    Open Justice?
    Last year The Action Group on Access to Justice (TAG) released a report that examined public perceptions of access to justice in Ontario. For those of us who work in the legal and justice sectors, the results were dismal. Here’s what we…
  • Jul 20

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act

    Public Hearings on Bill 148, Fair Workplaces, Better Jobs Act
    The Ontario Legislative Assembly Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs met from July 10 to July 14, 2017 (we were informed that hearings are continuing to July 21, 2017, Hamilton is today and Toronto closes the tour tomorrow) to…
Rank this Week: 67

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 41

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Jul 21

    The Prime Directive Is to Protect the Rule of Law

    The Prime Directive Is to Protect the Rule of Law
    by Neil H. BuchananThe transcript of Donald Trump's recent interview with the editors of The New York Times could simply be titled: "The Case for Dictatorship: A Child-Like Narcissist's Guide to Destroying America."  As soon as Trump…
  • Jul 20

    2017: Now Officially The Summer My Professional Responsibility Exam Questions Wrote Themselve

    2017: Now Officially The Summer My Professional Responsibility Exam Questions Wrote Themselve
    By Diane KleinOn July 17, 2017, The Rachel Maddow Show on MSNBC featured a segment about the latest allegations of financial wrongdoing involving Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's second campaign manager and attendee at the now-notorious Trump…
  • Jul 19

    What's Wrong With Shotgun Weddings?

    What's Wrong With Shotgun Weddings?
    by Sherry F. ColbMy column for this week discusses the current state of California law, under which there is no minimum age requirement for marriage. There is a bill under consideration that would modify the law somewhat, but it has been…
Rank this Week: 1113

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 21

    Robinette & Graham on Prosser's Decanal Letter

    Robinette & Graham on Prosser's Decanal Letter
    Kyle Graham and I have posted to SSRN The Prosser Letters: Scholar as Dean. The abstract provides: Examining a previously unexplored trove of letters, this article sheds new light on the thinking and work of William L. Prosser, the past...
  • Jul 20

    Two by Len

    Two by Len
    Jill Lens has posted two pieces to SSRN. First, An Undetectable Constitutional Violation; the abstract provides; In Philip Morris USA v. Williams, the Supreme Court mandated that lower courts implement procedural protections to ensure that…
  • Jul 19

    NE: Court Declines to Adopt Loss of Chance

    NE: Court Declines to Adopt Loss of Chance
    Tom Metier at The Legal Examiner has details.
Rank this Week: 2185

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Grand Theft, “Unlawful Use of a Computer System” and the Eighth Amendment

    Grand Theft, “Unlawful Use of a Computer System” and the Eighth Amendment
    This post examines a recent opinion from the Supreme Court of South Dakota: State v. Krause, 894 N.W.2d 382 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]win brothers Ryan Alan Krause and Brian Michael Krause appeal the circuit…
  • Jul 19

    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and Forfeiture

    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and Forfeiture
    “Engaging in a Child Exploitation Enterprise,” the Laptop and ForfeitureThis post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. District Court for the Western Division of North Carolina: U.S. v. Chase, 2017 WL 1966747 (2017). The U.S.…
  • Jul 17

    The 2200 Emails, the Injunction and Cyberstalking

    The 2200 Emails, the Injunction and Cyberstalking
    This post examines a recent decision the District Court of Appeal of Florida – Second District issued in a civil case: Scott v. Blum, 191 So.3d 502 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining thatRandy Scott challenges the order…
Rank this Week: 487

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 374

MauledAgain

MauledAgain

Covers tax law, legal education, the First Amendment, religion, and law generally. By Villanova law professor James Edward Maule.

http://mauledagain.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 21

    Gross Income from Dating?

    Gross Income from Dating?
    A reader has added another television court show episode to the list of those on which I cannot help but comment. The list is getting longer, and includes posts such as Judge Judy and Tax Law, Judge Judy and Tax Law Part II, TV Judge Gets Tax…
  • Jul 19

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”

    When “Taxpayer” Means “Taxpayer”
    A recent Tax Court decision, Gregory v. Comr., 149 T.C. No. 2 (2017), provides an excellent, though long, primer on statutory interpretation and the relevance of legislative history. The issue in the case is easily stated. The taxpayers,…
  • Jul 17

    Does a Ban on Chocolate Milk Presage a Chocolate Milk Tax?

    Does a Ban on Chocolate Milk Presage a Chocolate Milk Tax?
    Readers of MauledAgain know that I consider chocolate to be medicinal, and in many respects, essential. Of course, like any food item, it ought to be consumed in moderation.Recently, the San Francisco School District has decided to prohibit…
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Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

Edited by C. Steven Bradford, Joshua P. Fershee, J. Haskell Murray, Marcia L. Narine, Stefan J. Padfield and Anne Tucker.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 21

    Summer Reading: Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach

    Summer Reading: Parker Palmer - Courage to Teach
    At the beach with my wife’s family, I read Parker J. Palmer’s Courage to Teach in a couple sittings. Palmer has a PHD in sociology from UC Berkeley, and has written extensively on education. My mother-in-law was reading the book...
  • Jul 20

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN & Law Review Roundup (July 20, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov SSRN & Law Review Roundup (July 20, 2017)
    "Dark money groups [are] comparing themselves to civil rights heroes in Alabama under Jim Crow" 121 Penn St. L. Rev. 1049 #corpgov— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) July 16, 2017 stakeholder theory's "subordination of the…
  • Jul 19

    Making Friends with Entrepreneur

    Making Friends with Entrepreneur
    Last year, I was asked to contribute to a symposium on law and entrepreneurship hosted at the University of North Carolina. Although I had to Skype in for my presentation from Little Rock, Arkansas (where I had just given a...
Rank this Week: 2233

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 21

    Careers and Divorce Rate

    Careers and Divorce Rate
    From Marketwatch: Marriage problems are more likely for people in some career paths than others. Workers in certain fields are seeing higher divorce rates by age 30, a new analysis of U.S. Census Data from career website Zippia found. The...
  • Jul 20

    Malta Latest to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage

    Malta Latest to Legalize Same-Sex Marriage
    From The New York Times: VALLETTA, Malta — Lawmakers in Malta, a predominantly Roman Catholic country, voted to legalize same-sex marriage on Wednesday, joining much of Western Europe by replacing the traditional “you are now husband and…
  • Jul 19

    Solutions to Child Abuse in NC

    Solutions to Child Abuse in NC
    From WRLA News: RALEIGH, N.C. — Child abuse and neglect leads to long-term social, emotional and health consequences, according to leaders of a North Carolina organization looking to stop abuse. Prevent Child Abuse NC said that a lifetime…
Rank this Week: 2180

Conflict of Laws .net

Conflict of Laws .net

Covers news and discussion on the conflict of laws in private international law cases. Editor is Martin George of the University of Birmingham. Published in association with the Journal of Private International Law.

http://conflictoflaws.net
  • Jul 21

    Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration – Call for Paper

    Conflict of Laws in International Commercial Arbitration – Call for Paper
    In 2010, Professors Franco Ferrari and Stefan Kroell organized a seminar on “conflict of laws in international commercial arbitration”, conscious of the fact that every arbitration raises a number of ‘conflict of laws’…
  • Jul 21

    Out now: Yuko Nishitani (ed.), Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (2017)

    Out now: Yuko Nishitani (ed.), Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (2017)
    The book Treatment of Foreign Law – Dynamics towards Convergence? (Springer, 2017), edited by Professor Yuko Nishitani, has just been published. It includes one general report and 30 national reports on the treatment of foreign law in…
  • Jul 20

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force

    The Revised European Small Claims Procedure Has Entered into Force
    The revised European Small Claims Procedure entered into force on July 14 (see Regulation (EU) 2015/2421 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 16 December 2015 amending Regulation (EC) No 861/2007 establishing a European Small…
Rank this Week: 14

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 21

    Filial Friday: Elderly NJ Parents Held Not Liable to Pay Care for Disabled Adult Son in PA

    Filial Friday: Elderly NJ Parents Held Not Liable to Pay Care for Disabled Adult Son in PA
    In the latest chapter of an ongoing dispute between a specialized care facility, Melmark, Inc., and the older parents of a disabled adult son, Pennsylvania's intermediate Superior Court of Appeals has ruled in favor of the parents. The July…
  • Jul 20

    Kupuna Caregivers Act of Hawai'i

    Kupuna Caregivers Act of Hawai'i
    In early July, the Governor of Hawai'i signed into law the Kupuna Caregivers Act, According to a story about the law, Hawaii Passes Law to Ease Responsibility of Elder Care, the law "provides qualified caregivers with a voucher of up...
  • Jul 19

    Webinar on Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA)

    Webinar on Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA)
    Justice in Aging has announced a free webinar on Juhttp://www.justiceinaging.org/webinar-elder-abuse-insight-victims-crimes-act-voca/ly 31, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. edt, Elder Abuse-Insight into Victims of Crimes Act (VOCA). Here is a description of…
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Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jul 20

    Guaranteed Jobs and the Democratic Message

    Guaranteed Jobs and the Democratic Message
    The press is reporting that Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi have been developing a message designed to show that the Democratic Party stands for more than opposing Donald Trump. Jobs are key to the message, but the jobs program is the kind of…
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon—A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon—A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are influential in the fields of post-colonial studies, critical theory, and…
  • Jul 18

    From Aristotelian moral psychology to Freud … and from Socratic to Psychoanalytic Midwifery

    From Aristotelian moral psychology to Freud … and from Socratic to Psychoanalytic Midwifery
    There is so much material worthy of detailed discussion and further elaboration in Jonathan Lear’s latest book, Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (Harvard University Press, 2017), one hardly knows—as…
Rank this Week: 309

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Pardons Are For The Guilty

    Pardons Are For The Guilty
    Tomorrow the Trump du jour will be whether the President might pardon his aides, his family members, or even himself. I want to make one observation about this; a quote from the Supreme Court's 1915 opinion in Burdick v. United States,…
  • Jul 18

    Fault Lines in the Constitution

    Fault Lines in the Constitution
    My wife and I have co-authored a book, directed primarily at 10-18 year olds, titled Fault Lines in the Constitution:  The Framers, Their Fights, and the Flaws that Affect Us Today.  It focuses very much on structural features of…
  • Jul 12

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806

    The Definition of "Emolument" in English Language and Legal Dictionaries, 1523-1806
    I have posted a new paper to SSRN on the historical meaning of "emolument."  It expands on some remarks I gave at a conference on Historical Semantics and Legal Interpretation at the University of Chicago, organized by Alison…
Rank this Week: 69

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 20

    Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com

    Navy Has First Female Applicants for SEAL Officer, Special Boat Units | Military.com
    More than a year after a mandate for the Pentagon opened previously closed ground combat and special operations jobs to women, officials say the Navy has its first female candidates for its most elite special warfare roles. via…
  • Jul 20

    80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey - Strange animal behavior - Strange Sound

    80 sheep commit suicide in Turkey - Strange animal behavior - Strange Sound
    As the shepherd Ercan Ozer explains, one sheep first jumped off a cliff and then all the other 79 followed. The sheep owner tried to stop the crazy animals in vain only saving a small part of his herd. The...
  • Jul 20

    Berkeley stomps out free speech, Ben Shapiro calls bullsh*t – Bogus Time

    Berkeley stomps out free speech, Ben Shapiro calls bullsh*t – Bogus Time
    The University of California, Berkeley officially announced it has been unable to find a venue for conservative commentator Ben Shapiro’s September 14 speaking engagement on the university campus. The cancellation comes just months…
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Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

Edited by Martha F. Davis, Margaret Drew, Lauren Bartlett, Carrie Bettinger Lopez, Leigh Goodmark, Brian Howe, Deena Hurwitz, Risa Kaufman, Sital Kilantry, Mariah McGill, Fran Quigley, Katherine Schultz, David Singleton, Cindy Soohoo, Jonathan Todrews, Penny Venetis and Lesley Wexler.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jul 20

    Law Prof is Appointed as UN Special Rapporteur

    Law Prof is Appointed as UN Special Rapporteur
    The United Nations Human Rights Council has appointed Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin, Professor at the University of Minnesota School of Law, as the U.N. Special Rapporteur on the Promotion and Protection of Human Rights and…
  • Jul 18

    Recognizing Animal Right

    Recognizing Animal Right
    The animal welfare and animal rights movement in the US has accelerated over the past two decades. Animal cruelty measures have been successful, albeit in seemingly minor, but significant, ways. Regulations assuring healthier lives for…
  • Jul 18

    Trump and Title IX

    Trump and Title IX
    Last week, Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, met with selected groups to hear from stakeholders on Title IX processes when sexual assault is alleged. First she met with those who feel Title IX discriminates against males who are accused. The…
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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide

    Frantz Fanon — A Basic Reading Guide
    “Frantz Fanon mural, in the morning,” by Bruce Clarke“Frantz Omar Fanon (20 July 1925 – 6 December 1961) was a Martinique-born Afro-Caribbean psychiatrist, philosopher, revolutionary, and writer whose works are…
  • Jul 18

    From Aristotelian moral psychology to Freud … and from Socratic to Psychoanalytic Midwifery

    From Aristotelian moral psychology to Freud … and from Socratic to Psychoanalytic Midwifery
    There is so much material worthy of detailed discussion and further elaboration in Jonathan Lear’s latest book, Wisdom Won from Illness: Essays in Philosophy and Psychoanalysis (Harvard University Press, 2017), one hardly knows—as…
  • Jul 14

    Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie! (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967)

    Happy Birthday Woody Guthrie! (July 14, 1912 – October 3, 1967)
    As we’re in the midst of summer, probably most of us would rather listen to the songs than read what follows, all the same, I’m hoping there are a few hardy (perhaps even ‘communist’) souls that can’t resist…
Rank this Week: 1230

California Appellate Report

California Appellate Report

Thoughts on recent Ninth Circuit and California appellate cases, by University of San Diego School of Law Professor Shaun Martin.

http://calapp.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 20

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)

    In Re R.T. (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 20, 2017)
    This seems fine.  I agree with the California Supreme Court that the relevant statute allows kids to be taken away from their parents even if the parent isn't at fault.  The text of the statute sort of says that, and the legislative…
  • Jul 19

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)

    People v. Roberts (Cal. Ct. App. - July 18, 2017)
    Some things seem common, some things seem strange."Sharkey, who had ties to the West Coast Crips (WCC) street gang, was playing dice in downtown San Diego when Roberts, known as "Scrappy," shot her twice in the chest."  Do people really…
  • Jul 17

    Lewis v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 17, 2017)

    Lewis v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Ct. - July 17, 2017)
    I wonder why it is that I find myself agreeing with the California Supreme Court more than perhaps many other courts?  Similar disposition to the justices?  More cases that the court accepts for review that are important and yet…
Rank this Week: 248

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/
  • Jul 20

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over

    On Bill 148′s Labour Relations Act Reforms, Little to Get Excited Over
    After much fanfare and public consultation, the Changing Workplaces Review was released in May 2017.   Some 150 pages of that report was devoted to the Labour Relations Act and the mission of reinventing collective bargaining…
  • Jul 12

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit

    Vacuousness of CSR on Display in Loblaws’ Victory in Rana Plaza Class Action Lawsuit
    Last week, Justice Paul Perell, my former Property Law prof, dismissed a $2 billion class action lawsuit filed against Loblaws and Joe Fresh by victims of the infamous Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh.  The outcome is not a great…
  • Jun 29

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap

    The First Labour Law Research Network Festive in Prince Edward County is a Wrap
    I spent this week at the premier labour law conference in the world organized by the Labour Law Research Network (LLRN), and this year the conference was held in my home town Toronto at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law after previous…
Rank this Week: 4243

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 4398

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 20

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection

    Call for Papers: Municipalities and Privacy Protection
    Seton Hall Law School’s Institute for Privacy Protection is pleased to announce a Call for Papers for its conference “New and Nontraditional Actors in Privacy and Social Media Regulation,” which will be held on Friday,…
  • Jul 18

    The Vermont Ratification Convention

    The Vermont Ratification Convention
    Here’s something that I didn’t know until yesterday: Vermont held a convention to ratify the Constitution. Vermont was an independent country (in other words, it was not part of the Union under the Articles of Confederation). In…
  • Jul 17

    Who Would Be the Senate Majority Leader?

    Who Would Be the Senate Majority Leader?
    I’m working on the galley proofs of my Bill of Rights book–the last stage before publication. This puts me in the mood to daydream about far-fetched legal scenarios. Suppose the Senate is divided equally between the parties. Under…
Rank this Week: 25