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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: 601

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: 2158

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 57

ContractsProf Blog

ContractsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/contractsprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?

    Oops! Will That Typo Cost You?
    According to a recent Eleventh Circuit case, Patterson v. CitiMortgage, Inc., No. 14-14636, the answer is no. Toby Breedlove (an additional plaintiff in the suit) had bought a house with a CitiMortgage loan. After falling behind in his…
  • May 3

    Announcement: Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai to Give Keynote Address at Emory Law’s Fifth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills (June 10-11)

    Announcement: Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai to Give Keynote Address at Emory Law’s Fifth Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills (June 10-11)
    At Emory University Law School’s upcoming June conference focused on the art and science of teaching transactional law and skills, the dynamic duo of Martin J. Katz and Phoenix Cai will deliver a keynote address entitled – “Encouraging…
  • May 3

    Arbitration Clauses in Legal Fee Agreement

    Arbitration Clauses in Legal Fee Agreement
    We all know about arbitration clauses but a recent case out of California, East Coast Foods v. Kelly, Lowry & Kelley, LLP, No. B262679, had something to say about arbitration specifically in the case of legal fee disputes. Is the...
Rank this Week: 321

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • May 4

    Fathers, Work, Family and Masculinitie

    Fathers, Work, Family and Masculinitie
    Men’s care work and wage work both are powerfully impacted by the dynamic of masculinities. Masculinities are the male equivalent of female gender norms; they are plural because there are multiple variations, but with a dominant or…
  • May 3

    FAN 107 (First Amendment News) FTC’s Power to curb misleading ads remains intact

    FAN 107 (First Amendment News) FTC’s Power to curb misleading ads remains intact
    After a lengthy hearing (involving 14 expert witnesses and nearly 2000 exhibits), an administrative law judge (ALJ) concluded that petitioners had violated the FTC Act. . . . On de novo review, the Commission found that petitioners had…
  • May 3

    A Right to Write-in

    A Right to Write-in
    I voted in the Indiana primary on the Republican side (hint:  It wasn’t for Trump or Cruz) and this thought struck me as I looked down ballot.  In many races, the party nominee was unopposed and there was no write-in option…
Rank this Week: 2177

The Faculty Lounge

The Faculty Lounge

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

http://www.thefacultylounge.org/
  • May 4

    CUNY Announces Two More of Four Dean Search Finalist

    CUNY Announces Two More of Four Dean Search Finalist
    CUNY Law School now has made public the names of all four of its dean search finalists. They are: Fern Fisher, Lolita Buckner Inniss, Mary Lu Bilek and Natalie Gomez-Velez. The CUNY page with links to the candidates' bios is...
  • May 2

    Law and Political Theory: Two Disciplines Next To One Another

    Law and Political Theory: Two Disciplines Next To One Another
    I spent this weekend at my law school reunion, which was of course a blast. Five years out is a significant transition point for many people. For folks who were still in BigLaw, we are approaching the point where they...
  • May 2

    Eric Dannenmaier Named Dean Of Northern Illinois Law

    Eric Dannenmaier Named Dean Of Northern Illinois Law
    Northern Illinois University College of Law announced, today, that Eric Dannenmaier will take over as its dean this summer. Dannenmaier is a Professor of Law at Indiana-Indianapolis Law with a focus on environmental law, He holds a JD from…
Rank this Week: 251

Land Use Prof Blog

Land Use Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/land_use/
Rank this Week: 961

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

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • May 4

    Social Security Loophole Closed That Was Hitting Same-Sex Couple

    Social Security Loophole Closed That Was Hitting Same-Sex Couple
    Until the Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage throughout the nation, gay couples that had been married were excluded from a key rule applied to applicants for Supplemental Security Income. Normally, applicants will have part of the…
  • May 4

    CLE On Advanced Estate Planning Strategies In 2016

    CLE On Advanced Estate Planning Strategies In 2016
    The State Bar of Texas is hosting a CLE entitled, Advanced Estate Planning And Probate 2016, which will take place on June 22-24, 2016 at the La Cantera Hill Country Resort in San Antonio. Provided below is a description of...
  • May 4

    Some Things To Keep In Mind When Asked To Serve As Executor

    Some Things To Keep In Mind When Asked To Serve As Executor
    The task of being an executor of an estate is no small matter since it entails a tremendous amount of responsibility over the property of another while potentially being exposed to personal liability. Even when the estate is small those...
Rank this Week: 42

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • May 4

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Judge Real for Berating Lawyer

    Ninth Circuit Reverses Judge Real for Berating Lawyer
    As every veteran litigator knows, who the trial judge is not only a major determinant in the ultimate result of a case, but a major factor in how unpleasant and difficult the lawyer's life will be. There are judges, I...
  • May 1

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green & Yaroshefsky

    Prosecutorial Accountability 2.0 - Green & Yaroshefsky
    Check out this forthcoming article by Bruce Green and Ellen Yaroshefsky that is forthcoming in Notre Dame Law Review - Abstract: "This article examines prosecutors’ accountability for professional misconduct. It begins by identifying a…
  • Apr 28

    Textualism and White Collar Crime

    Textualism and White Collar Crime
    A wonderful article appeared in the NYLJ back in March concerning textualism in white collar law. Authors Elkan Abramowitz and Jonathan Sack remark on the broadly worded statutes one finds in the white collar arsenal, and how Justice Scalia…
Rank this Week: 2467

Truth on the Market

Truth on the Market

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

http://truthonthemarket.com/
  • May 4

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study

    Acknowledging the Limitations of the FTC’s “PAE” Study
    [Below is an excellent essay by Devlin Hartline that was first posted at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property blog last week, and I’m sharing it here.] ACKNOWLEDGING THE LIMITATIONS OF THE FTC’S “PAE”…
  • May 3

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act

    Time to Confront Bias Against Patent Owners in Patent “Reform” Legislation like the VENUE Act
    Last March, I published an op ed in the the Washington Times on the proposed VENUE Act, a recently introduced bill taken wholesale from a portion of HR 9 (the tendentiously titled “Innovation Act”).  HR 9 has rightly…
  • May 2

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost

    More proposed market interventions to control drug cost
    Last week, the Campaign for Sustainable Rx Pricing (CSRxP)—whose membership includes health insurance companies and other health payors, health providers, and consumers—proposed various reforms aimed at addressing the high…
Rank this Week: 2053

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 2031

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

http://www.volokh.com/
  • May 4

    [Ilya Somin] Don’t give up the fight against Trump

    [Ilya Somin] Don’t give up the fight against Trump
    Donald Trump (Photo by Jabin Botsford/The Washington Post) Even before Donald Trump’s victory in Indiana yesterday, many Republican elites have increasingly begun to roll over for him. There is a widespread sense that Trump’s…
  • May 3

    [Dale Carpenter] Top faculty committee at Minnesota moves speech recommendation

    [Dale Carpenter] Top faculty committee at Minnesota moves speech recommendation
    The top committee representing faculty at the University of Minnesota has unanimously advanced for further consideration a series of strong recommendations for protecting speech on campus. The recommendations include a proposal to empower a…
  • May 2

    [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] William F. Buckley Program at Yale hosts its second annual ‘Disinvitation Dinner’

    [Nicholas Quinn Rosenkranz] William F. Buckley Program at Yale hosts its second annual ‘Disinvitation Dinner’
    Then-New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly (left) and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg (I) speak at a news conference in New York in 2013. (Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Five years ago, a group of undergraduates founded the…
Rank this Week: 6

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

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

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • May 4

    Trump and Constitutional Law

    Trump and Constitutional Law
    Like most members of my class, I abhor the possibility, now much stronger, that Donald Trump will become president of the United States. I tend to be an ambivalent technocrat, and so the notion of a blundering, populist, somewhat…
  • May 3

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2016 Report - Final (?) Call for Information

    Entry Level Hiring: The 2016 Report - Final (?) Call for Information
    This is, I think, the last call for information for the 2016 Entry Level Hiring Report. I currently plan to close reporting on Wednesday, May 11. If, however, you know that there is ongoing hiring, please let me know, and I will extend that…
  • May 3

    "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"

    "And a question everyone here should ask . . . " "Are your Canadian?"
    I'm making this brief return to Prawfs (thanks Howard!) to plug an article by Christopher Schmidt and me on the issue of Senator Ted Cruz's eligibility to be president. The issue got a lot of play earlier in the primary season when Donald…
Rank this Week: 200

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The End of the Reagan Coalition

    The End of the Reagan Coalition
    The Republican National Convention is shaping up to be the biggest event of its kind since Jonestown. There will be plenty of time to digest the meaning of Trump's nomination for the Supreme Court's future (in other words, more liberal…
  • Apr 28

    Constructing Constitutional Authority

    Constructing Constitutional Authority
    Governor Greg Abbott of Texas is in the news again.  After endorsing Sandy's project of calling for a constitutional convention, he recently spoke at an event on the state's challenge to the President's plan on illegal immigration and…
  • Apr 28

    Chomsky and Moral Philosophy

    Chomsky and Moral Philosophy
    Some Balkinization readers might be interested in "Chomsky and Moral Philosophy," a new paper I recently posted to SSRN.  It will appear in the second edition of The Cambridge Companion to Chomsky (J. McGilvray, ed.), which is due…
Rank this Week: 1997

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 959

International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Conference: Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small State

    Conference: Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small State
    On May 19-20, 2016, the British Institute of International and Comparative Law, the Queen Mary Centre for Small States, and the Open University Law School will hold a conference on "Integration and International Dispute Resolution in Small…
  • May 4

    Bannelier: Military Interventions Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria and Libya and the Legal Basis of Consent

    Bannelier: Military Interventions Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria and Libya and the Legal Basis of Consent
    Karine Bannelier (Université Grenoble Alpes - Law) has posted Military Interventions Against ISIL in Iraq, Syria and Libya and the Legal Basis of Consent (Leiden Journal of International Law, forthcoming). Here's the abstract:The legal…
  • May 4

    Bakiner: Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy

    Bakiner: Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy
    Onur Bakiner (Seattle Univ. - Political Science) has published Truth Commissions: Memory, Power, and Legitimacy (Univ. of Pennsylvania Press 2016). Here's the abstract: Since the 1980s a number of countries have established truth commissions…
Rank this Week: 267

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • May 4

    "Should His PTSD Keep Him From Death Row?"

    "Should His PTSD Keep Him From Death Row?"
    The question in the title of this post is from the second part of the headline of this Mother Jones article. The first part of the headline explains "An Ex-Marine Killed Two People in Cold Blood," and here is how...
  • May 3

    US Sentencing Commission working on impressive looking new website

    US Sentencing Commission working on impressive looking new website
    I am excited and intrigued to see a new item on the US Sentencing Commission's (old) website titled "Commission Launches Redesigned Beta Website." Here is the explanation: We are pleased to invite you to explore an in-progress…
  • May 3

    Prominent Floridians call for state Supreme Court to reverse all past Florida death sentence

    Prominent Floridians call for state Supreme Court to reverse all past Florida death sentence
    As reported in this AP piece, now with "the fate of hundreds of Florida death row inmates in limbo, a group of former top judges and legal officials called on the state Supreme Court to impose life sentences on nearly...
Rank this Week: 2460

43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College

    CFP: IP + Race, at Boston College
    The IP + Race conference hosted by Boston College in April 2017, sponsored by Jessica Silbey, Anjali Vats, Deidre Keller, and Amit Basole, is seeking participants.  They are expecting special musical guests for the conference as…
  • May 3

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Open Mic

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Open Mic
    Official description: Panelists from previous sessions and observers may sign up at the roundtable to comment on topics discussed during earlier panels or raise and discuss other pertinent issues.David Green, NBC Universal: what should the…
  • May 3

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Future of 512

    Copyright Office 512 Roundtable: Future of 512
    (In homage to Jonathan Zittrain, I am giving this panel the nickname, The Future of the Internet and How To Stop It) Official description: General trends, including notice volume and other relevant empirical data; scalability and future…
Rank this Week: 2152

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 103

Law School Academic Support Blog

Law School Academic Support Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/academic_support/
  • May 4

    Time Management on Multiple-Choice Exam

    Time Management on Multiple-Choice Exam
    As mentioned in an earlier post, many law students struggle with time management in exams. Time charting for multiple-choice exams is different than for fact-pattern essay exams. However, time charting is just as important to make sure that a…
  • May 3

    AALS Balance Section Topic Call on May 4th: Understanding the Impact of Inadequate Feedback

    AALS Balance Section Topic Call on May 4th: Understanding the Impact of Inadequate Feedback
    The AALS Balance Section’s next topic call features Prof. Paula Manning, speaking about her excellent article "Understanding the Impact of Inadequate Feedback: A Means to Reduce Law Student Psychological Distress, Increase Motivation,…
  • May 3

    Reminder: Deadline for Need-Based Travel Scholarships for AASE is May 6th

    Reminder: Deadline for Need-Based Travel Scholarships for AASE is May 6th
    AASE is aware that law school travel budgets are dwindling. In fact, some of you may not even have a travel budget at all. The purpose of the AASE National Conference is to further the professional development of the academic...
Rank this Week: 974

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • May 4

    Third Time No Charm

    Third Time No Charm
    The California State Bar Court Review Department has recommended disbarment of an attorney for unauthorized practice while suspended. This is Michael R. Carver’s third disciplinary matter since his 1999 admission to the State Bar of…
  • May 3

    Oklahoma Accepts Resignation Of Attorney Who Sexually Abused His Daughter

    Oklahoma Accepts Resignation Of Attorney Who Sexually Abused His Daughter
    The Oklahoma Supreme Court accepted the resignation of a Tulsa attorney who admitted that he had sexually abused his daughter. In the affidavit, Lewis acknowledges that the OBA has opened grievance DC 16-054 against him and that the grievance…
  • May 3

    Within The Range Of Reasonable Alternative

    Within The Range Of Reasonable Alternative
    The Washington State Court of Appeals Division II has held that a trial court properly granted summary judgment to defendants Roff and Bobbi Arden appeal the trial court’s summary judgment order dismissing their claims against Forsberg…
Rank this Week: 637

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • May 4

    A Camera in My Shower? Fine

    A Camera in My Shower? Fine
    During the recent panel event at the Hoover Institution on using data to protect privacy, I had an interesting exchange with Laura Donohue of Georgetown Law, which I’ve been mulling over ever since. I had made the argument…
  • May 3

    Hindsight: Reflections On Fifteen Years of the War on Terror

    Hindsight: Reflections On Fifteen Years of the War on Terror
    Rachel Brand earlier linked to the video of one session of the April 26 conference at the Fordham Law School Center on National Security on "Hindsight: Reflections On 15 Years of the War on Terror." Here is video of the whole conference: I. A…
  • May 3

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    A United States Navy SEAL was killed today after Islamic State militants broke through the front line of Kurdish peshmerga forces in northern Iraq. The Washington Post writes that the incident highlights “the evolving nature of the…
Rank this Week: 4461

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • May 4

    Germany Expresses Regret Over Failure to Stop Child Abuse at Nazi Nurse's Commune

    Germany Expresses Regret Over Failure to Stop Child Abuse at Nazi Nurse's Commune
    From NBC News: Germany's foreign ministry acknowledged Tuesday that its diplomats "looked away" and failed to prevent child abuse at a commune founded by a Nazi pedophile in Chile. Paul Schaefer — a Nazi nurse who became a…
  • May 3

    Abortion in Europe

    Abortion in Europe
    From NBC News: Graphic pictures of aborted fetuses, prayer vigils and protesters. It's no coincidence that the anti-abortion movement looks the same from London to Dublin to Warsaw. It's mostly Gregg Cunningham. The California-based activist…
  • May 2

    The State of Facebook and Family Law

    The State of Facebook and Family Law
    From California Lawyer: Facebook is ubiquitous now, right? What “You’ve Got Mail!” was to the 90s, “Like” buttons and status updates are to today’s Internet users. And while I was one of the first college students to use Facebook,…
Rank this Week: 2456

Start Making Sense

Start Making Sense

Tax and budget policy by Dan Shaviro

http://danshaviro.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Sheppard-Lennon debate

    The Sheppard-Lennon debate
    In Lee Sheppard's Tax Notes column this week, before segueing to her actual (tax) topic, she offered a well-deserved Prince tribute, but couldn't resist a drive-by slag at the Beatles, in the form of claiming that George Martin was their most…
  • Apr 28

    Deferred cat exchange with a famous neighbor

    Deferred cat exchange with a famous neighbor
    I won't give the name, because that would be creepy, but there's a famous person living on our block - famous enough to have drawn, not just tourists,but also paparazzi.  Let's just call this famous person FP.I see FP occasionally on the…
  • Apr 27

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 13: Jane Gravelle's "Policy Options to Address Corporate Profit-Shifting: Carrots or Sticks?"

    NYU Tax Policy Colloquium, week 13: Jane Gravelle's "Policy Options to Address Corporate Profit-Shifting: Carrots or Sticks?"
    Yesterday Jane Gravelle presented the above paper, which she actually wrote for our session.  It addresses possible responses to profit-shifting by U.S. multinationals, either via carrots or sticks.  The carrots, or incentives to…
Rank this Week: 3794

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    The Tire Shop, the Robbery and Accomplice-Witness Testimony

    The Tire Shop, the Robbery and Accomplice-Witness Testimony
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of Texas – Texarkana: Walker v. State, 2016 WL 1600268(2016).  As courts usually do, the Court of Appeals began by explaining how the case arose:Edgar Llorens was robbed at…
  • May 2

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search

    The Fire/EMS Employees, the “Alarm Clock” and the Consent to Search
    This post examines an opinion from the Court of Appeals of North Carolina:  State v. Ladd, 782 S.E.2d 397 (2016). The court begins by explaining that `Timothy Allen Ladd, Jr. . . . appeals from judgment entered after he pled guilty to…
  • May 2

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege

    News story: Biometric Data, the iPhone and the 5th Amendment privilege
    LA Times:The Government Wants Your Fingerprint to Unlock Your Phone.  Should That Be Allowed, LA Times, http://www.latimes.com/local/california/la-me-iphones-fingerprints-20160430-story.html
Rank this Week: 1973

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
  • May 4

    The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation

    The TPP, IP, and Digital Policy: My CABE Presentation
    Earlier this week, I delivered a webinar for the Canadian Association of Business Economics on the implications of the TPP. The talk touched on a wide range of concerns including copyright, privacy, culture, and digital policies. A video of…
  • May 3

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle

    The Digital CanCon Review: Be Wary of Old Whine in New Bottle
    Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a comprehensive review of Canadian content policies in a digital world. Joly says everything is on the table including…
  • May 3

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle

    Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottle
    Appeared in the Toronto Star on May 2, 2016 as Digital Cancon Fight Could End Up as New Whine in Old Bottles Canadian Heritage Minister Mélanie Joly surprised culture and Internet watchers last week by announcing plans for a…
Rank this Week: 2021

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • May 4

    Enemy of the State – Still Topical

    Enemy of the State – Still Topical
    I recently watched the 1998 movie Enemy of the State . It is a spy thriller about a lawyer being smeared by politicians because they believe he has information that can implicate them in criminal matters – the murder of a…
  • May 4

    A Proposal for Automated Online Dispute Resolution, Part 1

    A Proposal for Automated Online Dispute Resolution, Part 1
    This essay proposes a set of draft standards for automated online dispute resolution (AODR). The drafts I propose here are for transactional disputes, and specifically for AODR that generates arbitral awards in the millions of claims for debt…
  • May 4

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII

    Wednesday: What’s Hot on CanLII
    Each Wednesday we tell you which three English-language cases and which French-language case have been the most viewed* on CanLII and we give you a small sense of what the cases are about. For this last week: 1. Pritchard v. Van Nes, 2016…
Rank this Week: 253

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1480

CrimProf Blog

CrimProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/crimprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Ford on Unilateral Invasions of Privacy

    Ford on Unilateral Invasions of Privacy
    Roger Allan Ford (University of New Hampshire School of Law) has posted Unilateral Invasions of Privacy (91 Notre Dame Law Review 1075 (2016)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Most people seem to agree that individuals have too little…
  • May 3

    Rapping on Idealism in the Legal Profession

    Rapping on Idealism in the Legal Profession
    Jonathan Rapping (Atlanta's John Marshall Law School) has posted It's a Sin to Kill a Mockingbird: The Need for Idealism in the Legal Profession (Michigan Law Review, Vol. 114, Issue 6, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: To Kill...
  • May 3

    Capers on Race, Policing, and Technology

    Capers on Race, Policing, and Technology
    I. Bennett Capers (Brooklyn Law School) has posted Race, Policing, and Technology (North Carolina Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: I am a black man. So begins the essay, “Race, Policing, and Technology,” which makes…
Rank this Week: 2458

Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • May 4

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Emory Law Conference on Transactional Law and Skill

    Keynote Speakers Announced for Emory Law Conference on Transactional Law and Skill
    I am looking forward to attending and presenting at Emory University School of Law’s upcoming conference (June 10-11) focused on the art and science of teaching transactional law and skills. I received word yesterday from Sue Payne, the…
  • May 3

    Call for Papers – Joint Program AALS Sections on Business Associations and Comparative Law

    Call for Papers – Joint Program AALS Sections on Business Associations and Comparative Law
    Submissions: manuscripts or abstracts must be submitted electronically to Professor Michelle Harner, Chair-Elect of the Section on Business Associations, at mharner@law.umaryland.edu August 24, 2016. The AALS Section on Business Associations…
  • May 3

    Entities Should Ask Before Exercising Citizens United and Hobby Lobby Right

    Entities Should Ask Before Exercising Citizens United and Hobby Lobby Right
    A recent Vanity Fair article discussing Citizens United is making the rounds. (I saw it on Facebook!) The article notes: It had already been established, in Buckley v. Valeo (1976), that anyone has a First Amendment right to spend his...
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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/
  • May 4

    On the Mileage-Based Road Fee Highway: Young at (Tax) Heart?

    On the Mileage-Based Road Fee Highway: Young at (Tax) Heart?
    Though I’ve never tried to calculate which topic has been the subject of the most MauledAgain commentaries, certainly my strong support for mileage-based road fees is a candidate for topping the list. If it doesn’t, it’s not…
  • May 2

    Is Basic Math Enough?

    Is Basic Math Enough?
    One of my second cousins once removed shared on Facebook a meme apparently originating in a tweet by Sage Boggs and then posted by George Takei. The meme states “I’m glad I learned about parallelograms instead of how to do taxes.…
  • Apr 29

    Can Mischaracterizing an Undesired Tax Backfire?

    Can Mischaracterizing an Undesired Tax Backfire?
    A little more than a month ago, in Soda Tax Debate Bubbles Up, I noted that I had heard a radio spot on a local radio station seeking support in opposition to the soda tax proposed by Philadelphia’s mayor. I explained:What had caught my…
Rank this Week: 2022

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Strategic Capacity Investment Under Hold‐Up Threats: The Role of Contract Length and Width

    Strategic Capacity Investment Under Hold‐Up Threats: The Role of Contract Length and Width
    Laure Durand-Viel, Universite Paris Dauphine and Bertrand Villeneuve, Université Paris Dauphine; National Institute of Statistics and Economic Studies (INSEE) - Center for Research in Economics and Statistics (CREST) identify Strategic…
  • May 4

    Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly?

    Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly?
    Koichi Kagitani, Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, Takao Ohkawa, Ritsumeikan University, and Makoto Okamura, Hiroshima University - Economics ask Does the Excess Entry Theorem Hold in a Differentiated Oligopoly? ABSTRACT: Though it is…
  • May 3

    The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countrie

    The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countrie
    Frank Emmert, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law makes The Argument for Robust Competition Supervision in Developing and Transition Countries. ABSTRACT: This is a draft of an article that will be published - after some…
Rank this Week: 12

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • May 4

    Owen on the Protection of Little Streams & the Evolution of Environmental Law

    Owen on the Protection of Little Streams & the Evolution of Environmental Law
    Dave Owen (University of California - Hastings College of the Law) has posted Little Streams and the Continuing Transformation of Environmental Law (Utah Law Review, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In the past two decades, federal…
  • May 4

    Bodansky on the Paris Climate Change Agreement

    Bodansky on the Paris Climate Change Agreement
    Daniel Bodansky (Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law) has posted The Paris Climate Change Agreement: A New Hope? (American Journal of International Law, vol. 110 (Forthcoming)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Paris…
  • May 3

    Sólyom on Kelsen's Constitutional Theory & Political Principle

    Sólyom on Kelsen's Constitutional Theory & Political Principle
    Péter Sólyom (University of Debrecen) has posted Between Legal Technique and Legal Policy Remarks on Hans Kelsen's Constitutional Theory on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In this article I seek to re-interpret some of the problems…
Rank this Week: 58

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

Brian Leiter's Law School Reports

News about law professors and law schools. By University of Texas School of Law Professor Brian R. Leiter.

http://leiterlawschool.typepad.com/leiter/
Rank this Week: 646

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • May 4

    Muslim Woman Sues Long Beach Police Over Forced Removal of Hijab

    Muslim Woman Sues Long Beach Police Over Forced Removal of Hijab
    A suit was filed last week in federal district court in California against the city of Long Beach and its police by a Muslim woman who says that her hijab (headscarf) was forcefully removed while she was being booked by police and held…
  • May 4

    Suit Charges Rabbi With Sexual Abuse of High School Boy

    Suit Charges Rabbi With Sexual Abuse of High School Boy
    AP reports on a federal court lawsuit filed yesterday in Connecticut by 28-year old Eliyahu Mirlis against Rabbi Daniel Greer and the Jewish high school and elementary school that the rabbi heads.  The suit alleges that between…
  • May 4

    Suit Claims Employer Required Watching of Scientology Based Video

    Suit Claims Employer Required Watching of Scientology Based Video
    Yesterday's Las Vegas Review-Journal reported on an employment discrimination lawsuit filed April 26 against Real Water, a water bottling company owned by a member of the Nevada legislature.  Former "brand ambassador" Grecia…
Rank this Week: 37

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • May 4

    How the Garland Confirmation Hearing Might Go--And What That Mean

    How the Garland Confirmation Hearing Might Go--And What That Mean
    by Michael Dorf My students and I finished our Federal Courts syllabus a little early, so for our final class of the semester we tried something different. Because the Senate apparently will not hold a confirmation hearing for Judge…
  • May 3

    Prince

    Prince
    by Neil H. BuchananI am currently in Australia, about to begin what amounts to a speaking tour of universities here and in New Zealand.  Because I have been immersing myself in policy wonkery to prepare for those talks, I need a change…
  • May 2

    Sentience and Honorary Membership in the Club of the Morally Entitled

    Sentience and Honorary Membership in the Club of the Morally Entitled
    By Sherry F. ColbMichael and I recently appeared on the Our Hen House podcast to talk about our new book, Beating Hearts: Abortion and Animal Rights. In the course of the interview, Michael mentioned a challenge that we regularly…
Rank this Week: 659

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
  • May 4

    Fed. Dist. Court in FL Dismisses Inverse Condemnation and Equal Protection Claim

    Fed. Dist. Court in FL Dismisses Inverse Condemnation and Equal Protection Claim
    Plaintiff, Pirate’s Cove, brought a second amended complaint containing counts for denial of equal protection under the Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments (Count III), temporary taking as an alternative to Count IX (Count IV), declaratory…
  • May 3

    IA Appeals Court Upholds Board’s Rezoning Denial

    IA Appeals Court Upholds Board’s Rezoning Denial
    The Dubuque County Board of Supervisors appealed from the district court’s ruling that it acted illegally in denying Rinikers’ application to have part of their nine acres rezoned from A–1 (agricultural) to A–2…
  • May 1

    NY Appellate Court Finds No as of Right to Develop Lot That Lacked Necessary Street Frontage

    NY Appellate Court Finds No as of Right to Develop Lot That Lacked Necessary Street Frontage
    Petitioners/plaintiffs, Soldatenko, et al., are the owners of property in the Village of Scarsdale. In May 2012, the plaintiffs made a “Request for Interpretation” to the Village Building Inspector, seeking a ruling that the lots…
Rank this Week: 4442

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • May 4

    A Quick Bleg

    A Quick Bleg
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller Does anyone have an idea of what would be a fair hourly rate for someone to cite-check — both for substance and for accuracy of citation — a leading international law treatise published by a…
  • May 3

    Thoughts on Jens’s Post about the Kunduz Attack

    Thoughts on Jens’s Post about the Kunduz Attack
    by Kevin Jon Heller by Kevin Jon Heller I read with great interest Jens’s excellent post about whether the US attack on the MSF hospital in Kunduz was a war crime. I agree with much of what he says, particularly about the…
  • May 2

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You

    What the European Convention on Human Rights Has Actually Done For You
    by Patrick Wall by Patrick Wall [Patrick Wall is studying for an LL.M. in International Law at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva, as the Sir Ninian Stephen Menzies Scholar in International Law.] Last…
Rank this Week: 3842

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • May 4

    Law School Rankings:Federal Judicial Clerkship

    Law School Rankings:Federal Judicial Clerkship
    Derek Muller (Pepperdine), Visualizing Law School Federal Judicial Clerkship Placement, 2013-2015: The release of the latest ABA employment data offers an opportunity to update the three-year federal judicial clerkship placement rates. Here…
  • May 4

    IRS To Hire 700 New Enforcement Agent

    IRS To Hire 700 New Enforcement Agent
    Wall Street Journal, IRS to Hire Up to 700 Enforcement Workers: The Internal Revenue Service is hiring up to 700 employees for tax enforcement in what Commissioner John Koskinen calls the agency’s “first significant enforcement hiring in…
  • May 4

    The Value Of Corporate Externships For Law Student

    The Value Of Corporate Externships For Law Student
    Part 1: Grooming the Next Generation of In-House Counsel Part 2: The Soft Skills a Corporate Externship Program Teaches Part 3: What Law Students Gain When They Work as Corporate Externs Part 4: Challenges We Faced in Creating a Corporate…
Rank this Week: 88

The Hugh Hewitt Show

The Hugh Hewitt Show

Covers politics.

http://www.hughhewitt.com/
  • May 4

    “Ghosting For Donald Trump”

    “Ghosting For Donald Trump”
    I am breaking vacation silence from Italy to bring you “Ghosting for Donald Trump,” my suggestion to the GOP’s almost-certain nominee on how he might begin putting Humpty Dumpty back together again.
  • May 2

    The Future GOP

    The Future GOP
    George Will went nuclear last Friday.  Paul Mirengoff pointed out on Sunday that such may be a bit overwrought.  This morning Jim Geraghty declared the current GOP front runner as bad as Hillary.  All the while, Hugh spins his…
  • May 2

    Brokering a convention, part VI

    Brokering a convention, part VI
    Cleveland’s Terminal Tower was still beaming off the display of red, white and blue Rock & Roll Convention of an elephant-opposite-a-guitar logo as former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Speaker of the House Paul Ryan seated…
Rank this Week: 1602

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • May 4

    Sharkey on the Economic Loss Rule in Products Case

    Sharkey on the Economic Loss Rule in Products Case
    Cathy Sharkey has posted to SSRN The Remains of the Citadel (Economic Loss Rule in Products Cases). The abstract provides: Though its seeds may have been planted long before, the economic loss rule in products liability tort law emerged in...
  • May 2

    Dagan & Dorfman on Ripstein's "Private Wrongs"

    Dagan & Dorfman on Ripstein's "Private Wrongs"
    Hanoch Dagan & Avi Dorfman have posted to SSRN Against Private Law Escapism: Comment on Arthur Ripstein, Private Wrongs. The abstract provides: Can a comprehensive theory of tort law evade the ultimate test of our moral intuitions (or…
  • Apr 29

    Two by Goldberg & Zipursky

    Two by Goldberg & Zipursky
    John Goldberg & Ben Zipursky have posted two pieces to SSRN. First, from this year's AALS Torts Panel, The Myths of MacPherson. The abstract provides: For a symposium marking the centenary of Macpherson v. Buick, we identify three common…
Rank this Week: 2461

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/
Rank this Week: 1471

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • May 3

    Chronically Ill or Disabled In South Dakota-Is A Nursing Home In Your Future?

    Chronically Ill or Disabled In South Dakota-Is A Nursing Home In Your Future?
    The New York Times ran a story on May 2, 2016 that South Dakota is under investigation by the federal government for improperly placing many residents with disabilities in nursing homes instead of providing care in the community. South…
  • May 3

    Chronically Critically Ill and Stable

    Chronically Critically Ill and Stable
    The New York Times ran an article by a doctor, When the Patient Won’t Ever Get Better, which illustrates a difficult scenario for patients and families. A patient, doing well, is hospitalized for some condition, surgery may occur and…
  • May 1

    Go For A Walk Outside-Nature Increases Length of Life!

    Go For A Walk Outside-Nature Increases Length of Life!
    We've all been reading the articles about global warming and the impact on the planet, and on us. Although Earth Day is a couple of weeks past us, there's even more reason to think about the future of the planet....
Rank this Week: 238

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • May 3

    Trump versus Clinton

    Trump versus Clinton
    With the election no more or less settled (pace Bernie), many of you may be asking yourselves: How do I choose between two evils? So I've made a short list of your options: Pick the lesser of the two... [[ This is a content summary only.…
  • May 3

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and the demise of the Reagan coalition

    Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff and the demise of the Reagan coalition
    In a prior post, I discussed the legal issues raised by a WSJ article reporting on the Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's high profile left-of-center social activism. In this post, I want to highlight... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
  • May 3

    I'd like to get Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff together with Chief Justice Leo Strine

    I'd like to get Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff together with Chief Justice Leo Strine
    In today's WSJ, we learn that Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff is using his position--and company resources--to advance a variety of liberal causes: “Marc rallies CEOs when business and trade groups are... [[ This is a content summary only.…
Rank this Week: 87