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Georgetown Law Webcasts and…

Georgetown Law Webcasts and Podcasts

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

http://apps.law.georgetown.edu/webcasts/
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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/
  • Aug 19

    So Where Do War Powers Reports Come From?

    So Where Do War Powers Reports Come From?
    Over the last nine weeks, President Obama has sent five war powers notices to Congress in what may be the most concentrated period of Presidential war powers reporting in history.  These notices include four notices regarding Iraq (on…
  • Aug 19

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #31: A Debate Over Sen. Leahy’s USA Freedom Act

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #31: A Debate Over Sen. Leahy’s USA Freedom Act
    The Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is on hiatus in August, but we’ve brought it back for a special appearance – a debate over Senator Patrick Leahy’s version of the USA Freedom Act sponsored by the Federalist…
  • Aug 19

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary

    Today’s Headlines and Commentary
    The New York Times reports that rockets may have been fired from Gaza into Israel today. If the reports are correct, this action would break the cease-fire between Israel and Hamas that was reported to have been renewed for an additional…
Rank this Week: 20

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

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Aug 19

    Revisiting Harry Edwards on the problems with interdisciplinary legal scholarship

    Revisiting Harry Edwards on the problems with interdisciplinary legal scholarship
    Harry T. Edwards, Another ““Postscript” to “The Growing Disjunction Between Legal Education and the Legal Profession”, 69 WASH. L. REV. 561, 562 (1994) [T]he problem began in the late ‘60s when an... [[…
  • Aug 19

    Empirical scholarship and the null result

    Empirical scholarship and the null result
    A friend reports over on Facebook that s/he had run a number of empirical tests of a certain claim and had found no evidence the claim was true. S/he bemoans that this null result - which I think is... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Aug 19

    Should you teach business associations by topic or by entity?

    Should you teach business associations by topic or by entity?
    Joshua Fershee revisits the issue, concluding he likes the topic by topic approach. As he notes, however, I come down pretty hard on the entity by entity approach. But thanks to Josh for the kind... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
Rank this Week: 108

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
  • Aug 19

    New Article: “‘Pennies on the Dollar': Reallocating Risk and Deficiency Judgment Liability”

    New Article: “‘Pennies on the Dollar': Reallocating Risk and Deficiency Judgment Liability”
    New Article: Kristen Barnes, ‘Pennies on the Dollar': Reallocating Risk and Deficiency Judgment Liability, forthcoming S.C. L. Rev. 2014.  Abstract below: Many homeowners are unaware that they face the prospect of crushing personal…
  • Aug 18

    Extension of the deadline for AALS Poverty Section Call for Papers, new deadline Sept. 1

    Extension of the deadline for AALS Poverty Section Call for Papers, new deadline Sept. 1
    The AALS Section on Poverty Law will sponsor a session at the 2015 AALS Annual Meeting on January 4, 2015. The title of the program is Working But Poor: Understanding and Confronting the Working Poor Phenomenon. In collaboration…
  • Aug 16

    Thoughts on Transferring for Law Student

    Thoughts on Transferring for Law Student
    This blog post is aimed largely at law students, not at law professors.  But I have felt I should say something about the topic of law student transfers for some time, if for no other reason than so that I … Continue reading…
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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Aug 19

    How Kacy Catanzaro changed 'American Ninja Warrior' forever | Inside TV | EW.com

    How Kacy Catanzaro changed 'American Ninja Warrior' forever | Inside TV | EW.com
    Ex-gymnast Kacy Catanzaro first shattered American Ninja Warrior’s plexiglass ceiling by becoming the first female competitor in six seasons to complete the show’s brutal preliminary obstacle course. Then she completed the…
  • Aug 19

    Support grows for Darren Wilson, officer who shot teen - CNN.com

    Support grows for Darren Wilson, officer who shot teen - CNN.com
    In a first account of its kind, a caller to Radio America's "The Dana Show," who identified herself only as Josie, told listeners a detailed account of Officer Darren Wilson's side. A source with detailed knowledge of the investigation…
  • Aug 19

    Inequality and Web Search Trends - NYTimes.com

    Inequality and Web Search Trends - NYTimes.com
    In the hardest places to live – which include large areas of Kentucky, Arkansas, Maine, New Mexico and Oregon – health problems, weight-loss diets, guns, video games and religion are all common search topics. The dark side of…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 19

    “Sympathies” Alone Insufficient to Form Terrorist Plot

    “Sympathies” Alone Insufficient to Form Terrorist Plot
    An Ontario pathologist who was arrested on terrorism charges was acquitted today in R. v. Sher. Dr. Khurrum Sher, a graduate of McGill University who was working at St. Thomas Elgin General Hospital in St. Thomas, Ont., visited…
  • Aug 19

    Habits and Shortcut

    Habits and Shortcut
    My Dad, a big old gruff softie farmer from central Alberta hates (is terribly afraid of) mice. Squeeks like one when he sees them indoors, the sweetheart. I dislike the mouse that is attached to my computer when I have to take my hands off of…
  • Aug 19

    Courthouse Libraries BC Announces Service Reduction

    Courthouse Libraries BC Announces Service Reduction
    Read the full article here. . . . [more]
Rank this Week: 173

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 19

    Picking Up the Taxe

    Picking Up the Taxe
    When a loved one dies, all financial debacles do not automatically disappear. Someone must step up to handle the resulting financial matters. This person is often named in the decedent’s will as the estate executor; yet if there is no...
  • Aug 19

    Illicit Kidney Transplants Lure Desperate Patient

    Illicit Kidney Transplants Lure Desperate Patient
    Two years ago, Israeli citizen Ophira Dorin faced the disheartening panorama of spending years on dialysis. At only 36 years old, Ms. Dorin had a promising job at a software company and dreams of building a family. For five years,...
  • Aug 19

    Rising Costs of Raising a Child

    Rising Costs of Raising a Child
    New parents should be warned that it could cost almost a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child—not including the cost of college. According to newly released estimates from the U.S Department of Agriculture, raising a child born...
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Walters on Hate Crime

    Walters on Hate Crime
    Mark Walters (University of Sussex Law School) has posted Why the Rochdale Gang Should Have Been Sentenced as 'Hate Crime' Offenders (Criminal Law Review (2). pp. 131-144, 2013) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This article examines the case…
  • Aug 19

    "Is there any good argument against the right to record the cops?"

    "Is there any good argument against the right to record the cops?"
    Will Baude has this interesting post at The Volokh Conspiracy, offering but not endorsing the following arguments: 1, sometimes police officers are doing sensitive tasks that would be undermined by publicity, like meeting with confidential…
  • Aug 19

    Kreag on The Brady Colloquy

    Kreag on The Brady Colloquy
    Jason Kreag (University of Arizona Rogers College of Law) has posted The Brady Colloquy (67 Stanford Law Review Online, 2014, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Ensuring that prosecutors comply with their ethical and due process…
Rank this Week: 217

In the News

In the News

Faculty news from Berkeley Law.

http://inthenews.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Aug 19

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox

    Exit, voice, and the privacy paradox
    Christopher Hoofnagle writes for Medium, August 4, 2014 Privacy surveys find that individuals care about privacy, but any observer of social networks can find a great deal of profligate, ill-advised information sharing. 
  • Aug 19

    American exceptionism

    American exceptionism
    Jonathan Simon interviewed on This is Hell, August 2, 2014 “2014 is to mass incarceration what 1964 was to segregation – the year that it became totally discredited, but also ended up becoming the norm for American society.”
  • Aug 19

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump

    Botox maker Allergan’s takeover defense speed bump
    Steven Davidoff Solomon and Peter J. Henning write for The New York Times, August 1, 2014 Allergan has taken a well-worn route to fight off a takeover bid from Valeant Pharmaceuticals and William A. Ackman’s hedge fund,…
Rank this Week: 26

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Cool grass.

    Cool grass.
    Cool dog.Photos by me, not Meade. Just because it's a dog doesn't mean it's by Meade. But Meade has a new post up over at The Puparazzo. It's called "Plott Hounds." Notice Otis. And his companion Maeble. Over there. But here, it's good old…
  • Aug 19

    St. Louis police shoot and kill a man who yelled "Shoot me, kill me now."

    St. Louis police shoot and kill a man who yelled "Shoot me, kill me now."
    This happened today, not far from Ferguson.ADDED: Was this a "suicide by cop" situation? Did the knife-wielding man think that the police were so intimidated by the criticism after the Michael Brown shooting in Ferguson that it had become…
  • Aug 19

    "Grumbling by lawmakers about a president is nothing unusual. But what is striking now is the way prominent Democrats’ views of Mr. Obama’s shortcomings..."

    "Grumbling by lawmakers about a president is nothing unusual. But what is striking now is the way prominent Democrats’ views of Mr. Obama’s shortcomings..."
    "... are spilling out into public, and how resigned many seem that the relationship will never improve," reports the NYT.In private meetings, Mr. Reid’s chief of staff, David Krone, has voiced regular dismay to lawmakers and top aides…
Rank this Week: 28

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: 2681

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 201

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/
  • Aug 19

    Waldron on Public Rule of Law

    Waldron on Public Rule of Law
    Jeremy Waldron (New York University School of Law) has posted Public Rule of Law (Conference of International Society for Public Law, June 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper was delivered as the keynote address at the…
  • Aug 19

    West on Rights to Exit

    West on Rights to Exit
    Robin L. West (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted A Tale of Two Rights (Boston University Law Review, Vol. 94, pp. 893-912, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In part I of this article the author identifies and criticizes...
  • Aug 19

    Starger on Constitutional Law & Rhetoric

    Starger on Constitutional Law & Rhetoric
    Colin P. Starger (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted Constitutional Law and Rhetoric on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What are the legitimate types of argument in constitutional debate? This is a perennial question in American…
Rank this Week: 42

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 32

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

By Barbara Billingsley, Cameron Hutchison, Daniel Mol, David Cheifetz, Eran Kaplinsky, Eric Adam, Erin Nelson, James Muir, Lewis Klar, Q.C., Mark Amman, Moin A Yahya, Peter Carver, Russ Brown, Steven Penney

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Aug 19

    Why (not) Study Law?

    Why (not) Study Law?
    Michael Krauss, who teaches at Geroge Mason University School of Law, my law school, has some advice to incoming first-year law students. Read the whole thing, but his punch line(s) is: Are you interested in pursuing Justice, in making the...
  • Aug 18

    Housing Cost

    Housing Cost
    Anytime you see a city that has expensive housing, one needs only to look for some regulation that keeps them so:
  • Aug 17

    Bad Brief

    Bad Brief
    How do you write a bad brief? Easy! Just follow these 12 simple rules: Make it a “long,” not a brief. ... Throw issues against the wall. ... Flunk the giggle test. ... Commit purposeful errors. ... Make unreasonable arguments....
Rank this Week: 255

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 19

    "In Praise of Maritza Munich [the former GC of Wal-Mart]"

    "In Praise of Maritza Munich [the former GC of Wal-Mart]"
    Sung Hui Kim has a post at The Conglomerate about a recent decision by the Delaware high court, affirming a Garner exception to attorney client privilege in the context of the Wal-Mart bribery scandal. I'm not up to speed on...
  • Aug 18

    Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada Part I: Where is the Data?

    Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada Part I: Where is the Data?
    I read with great interest the CBA Legal Futures Initiative’s recent report, Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada (“CBA Report”). Although I disagree with much of the CBA Report, it eloquently expresses an…
  • Aug 17

    "The Perry indictment and the criminalization of politics"

    "The Perry indictment and the criminalization of politics"
    Jonathan Adler has a round-up of commentary about the indictment of Texas Gov. Perry for what seems to me to be the exercise of his constitutional authority.
Rank this Week: 365

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

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

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

Health Law Prof Blog

Health Law Prof Blog

Edited by Katharine Van Tassel, Jennifer S. Bard, Leslie Francis, Nicole Huberfeld, Mary Munson, David Orentlicher, Frank Pasquale, Nicolas P. Terry and Vickie Williams.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/healthlawprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2464

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

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

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 417

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Aug 19

    UN Secretary-General Urges Missouri to Respect Right to Peaceful Assembly

    UN Secretary-General Urges Missouri to Respect Right to Peaceful Assembly
    As protests intensify over the killing of an American teenager in Missouri, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has urged all parties to exercise restraint and for authorities to respect the right to peaceful assembly. According to…
  • Aug 18

    ECHR Rules that UK Violated Prisoners' Human Rights by Denying Vote

    ECHR Rules that UK Violated Prisoners' Human Rights by Denying Vote
    The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) issued a judgment last week in the case of Firth and others v. United Kingdom in which it held that the United Kingdom violated the human rights of prisoners by denying them the...
  • Aug 15

    New Board of Editors Chosen for American Journal of International Law

    New Board of Editors Chosen for American Journal of International Law
    Congratulations to the new members of the American Journal of International Law (AJIL) Board of Editors! AJIL has been published on a quarterly basis by the American Society of International Law (ASIL) since 1907. AJIL features articles,…
Rank this Week: 322

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/
  • Aug 19

    Williams v. California (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)

    Williams v. California (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)
    I sometimes find it refreshing when the Ninth Circuit adopts the district court's opinion as its own.  It's a nice hat-tip to the hardworking district court judge.  Plus, when there's no need to reinvent the wheel, why do so?So when…
  • Aug 19

    Jones v. Taylor (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)

    Jones v. Taylor (9th Cir. - Aug. 19, 2014)
    There were three witnesses to a crime that Scott Jones allegedly committed.  No other evidence.  At all.  But the jury believed the three witnesses, and Jones was convicted.  Fair enough.Years later, each of these three…
  • Aug 19

    City of Pasadena v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)

    City of Pasadena v. Superior Court (Cal. Ct. App. - Aug. 14, 2014)
    When a veritable hurricane strikes the city (as transpired in L.A. on November 11, 2011 -- a fact that I think should be subject to judicial notice), you can potentially sue the City when that wind blows down a tree into your house.So holds…
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Aug 19

    A Tale of Two Baarles: Crazy-Quilt Maps and Sovereignty Over Certain Frontier Land

    A Tale of Two Baarles: Crazy-Quilt Maps and Sovereignty Over Certain Frontier Land
    by Chris Borgen by Chris Borgen Radiolab has  posted an informative and entertaining essay entitled “How to Cross 5 International Borders in 1 Minute without Sweating.” It describes the intertwined municipalities of the Dutch…
  • Aug 18

    Emerging Voices: Interstate Arbitration: Awakening the “Sleeping Beauty of the Peace Palace”

    Emerging Voices: Interstate Arbitration: Awakening the “Sleeping Beauty of the Peace Palace”
    by Tamar Meshel by Tamar Meshel [Tamar Meshel is an SJD Candidate at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law.] In the early 1990s, a trend emerged among international legal scholars and practitioners aimed at reviving the Permanent…
  • Aug 17

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 18, 2014

    Weekly News Wrap: Monday, August 18, 2014
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Your weekly selection of international law and international relations headlines from around the world: Africa Kenya is closing its borders to travellers from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone, the three…
Rank this Week: 3956

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/
  • Aug 19

    Don’t Read Book

    Don’t Read Book
    From Brain Pickings: Penned by Chinese poet Yang Wanli in the 12th century, the poem, translated by Jonathan Chaves, is a renunciation of books as a distraction from the core Buddhist virtue of mindful presence: Don’t read books! Don’t…
  • Aug 19

    Should Texas Wesleyan Grads Get A&M Diplomas?

    Should Texas Wesleyan Grads Get A&M Diplomas?
    Last April Texas A & M purchased Texas Wesleyan’s law school for $73.2 million. Now Texas Wesleyan grads argue that they are entitled to Texas A & M diplomas. From the Fort Worth Star-Telegram: A dozen frustrated law school…
  • Aug 18

    "Top 10*" law schools teaching the technology of law practice

    "Top 10*" law schools teaching the technology of law practice
    With the help of the ABA Standing Committee on the Delivery of Legal Services, the Taskforce on eLawyering sent a survey last year to 203 ABA accredited law schools to determine the extent to which they are teaching legal practice...
Rank this Week: 1895

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.

    Am I a bit OCD about writing? Why, yes. Yes, I am.
    Proof?  My latest proofreading affidavit for my students (here).
  • Aug 19

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.

    Dear Apple: fool me once, shame on you; fool me EIGHT TIMES, shame on me.
    I give up.  I have owned eight of your Airport Time Machines.  Eight.  And the number of them that have failed catastrophically?  EIGHT, including the replacement one that the Apple Genius gave me yesterday (w/o a receipt,…
  • Aug 18

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!

    Bravo, Steven Lubet!
    His post over at The Faculty Lounge is superb in its dissection of the Salaita issues.  My only tiny quibble is that I'm totally ok with Illinois's decision not to hire Salaita.
Rank this Week: 110

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/
  • Aug 19

    Valde Mirum

    Valde Mirum
    This is soooo weird: Krebs on Security, Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China.
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson’s Backstory

    Ferguson’s Backstory
    Amazing Whitepaper by ArchCity Defenders, a legal aid organization representing indigent defendants in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on how Ferguson police/prosecutors/judiciary are in league to milk poor defendants of large fines on the…
  • Aug 18

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L and 3L students only: Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be…
Rank this Week: 25

Constitutionalism & Democracy

Constitutionalism & Democracy

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

http://constitutionalismanddemocracy.wordpress.com/
  • Aug 19

    American scientific capital

    American scientific capital
    A panel at a national meeting of historians I attended was devoted to the relation between the study of history and STEM – science, technology, engineering and mathematics. One speaker explained that practical skills were widespread…
  • Aug 12

    Misunderstanding Iran

    Misunderstanding Iran
    For the last few days my wife and I attended the semi-annual meeting of the International Society for Iranian Studies. It was held in Montreal this time. Several panels were devoted to Iranian foreign policy. At one of them, scholars outlined…
  • Aug 5

    Tailspins for the Poor

    Tailspins for the Poor
    George Gershwin wrote “I’ve got plenty of nothing, and nothing’s plenty for me.” But sometimes it seems like politics is about the art of squeezing or taking as much as possible from people who have nothing at all…
Rank this Week: 4541

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/
  • Aug 19

    Reforming the Ferguson Police Department

    Reforming the Ferguson Police Department
    This Slate piece discusses the potential use of 42 U.S.C. § 14141 against the Ferguson Police Department in the wake of recent events. That section authorizes DOJ to investigate and bring civil litigation against a "pattern or…
  • Aug 19

    JOTWELL: Understanding Prophylactic Supreme Court Decision

    JOTWELL: Understanding Prophylactic Supreme Court Decision
    William Baude at JOTWELL has a review of my colleague John Stinneford's article, The Illusory Eight Amendment. Baude writes, "It is a rare achievement to write about a case in the constitutional law canon and tell us something we did not…
  • Aug 19

    Summary judgment and the infield fly rule

    Summary judgment and the infield fly rule
    No, not together, sadly. The final version of An Empirical Analysis of the Infield Fly Rule is now on-line at the Journal of Legal Metrics/Journal of Law (the book will be out in a month or so). The article presents the results of a four-year…
Rank this Week: 19

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 15

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/
  • Aug 19

    Summer's Over: More On Teaching Business Organization

    Summer's Over: More On Teaching Business Organization
    At West Virginia University College of Law, we started classes yesterday, and I taught my first classes of the year: Energy Law in the morning and Business Organizations in the afternoon. As I do with a new year coming, I...
  • Aug 18

    More on Sports, Fashion, and Law

    More on Sports, Fashion, and Law
    OK. So, I am stretching a bit here. But yoga may be considered a sport, athletic clothing is a kind of fashion, and securities fraud prohibitions and corporate director fiduciary duty involve law. So, I stand by my blog title...
  • Aug 18

    The North Dakota Economic Boom--From the Inside

    The North Dakota Economic Boom--From the Inside
    I have read about the economic boom in North Dakota. The state has the highest economic growth rate and the lowest unemployment rate in the nation, primarily due to energy production using hydraulic fracking. But I didn’t really appreciate…
Rank this Week: 2442

Innocence Blog

Innocence Blog

The legal blog of theInnocence Project founded in 1992 by Barry C. Scheck and Peter J. Neufeld at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University to assist prisoners who could be proven innocent through DNA testing.

http://www.innocenceproject.org/news/Blog.php
  • Aug 19

    Innocence Project Executive Director Co-Authors Paper on Wrongful Conviction

    Innocence Project Executive Director Co-Authors Paper on Wrongful Conviction
    The latest paper from the Harvard Executive Session's New Perspectives in Policing series is a thoughtful examination of the systemic causes of wrongful convictions that offers specific, evidence-based recommendations for reducing their…
  • Aug 18

    Reflections of an Exoneree Ten Years Later

    Reflections of an Exoneree Ten Years Later
    It has been a decade since North Carolina inmate Darryl Hunt was exonerated of a murder he didn't commit, but he is still adjusting to a life of freedom. Hunt, who spent nearly two decades behind bars before DNA evidence proved his innocence,…
  • Aug 15

    Judge Tosses Washington Exoneree's Jury Award

    Judge Tosses Washington Exoneree's Jury Award
    A case out of Washington proves how difficult it is for the wrongly convicted to bring successful civil lawsuits for police misconduct. The Associated Press reported that a federal judge has thrown out a $9 million jury award in the case of a…
Rank this Week: 4487

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 19

    New-Keynesian Phillips Curve with Bertrand Competition and Endogenous Entry

    New-Keynesian Phillips Curve with Bertrand Competition and Endogenous Entry
    Federico Etro (Department of Economics, University of Venice Ca' Foscari) and Lorenza Rossi (Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia) discuss New-Keynesian Phillips Curve with Bertrand Competition and Endogenous Entry.…
  • Aug 19

    The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Network

    The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Network
    Takayuki Mizuno (National Institute of Informatics, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, The Canon Institute for Global Studies), Wataru Souma (College of Science and Technology, Nihon University) and Tsutomu Watanabe (Graduate…
  • Aug 19

    Industry structure and pricing over the business cycle

    Industry structure and pricing over the business cycle
    Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University and Konrad Stahl, Mannheim discuss Industry structure and pricing over the business cycle. ABSTRACT: We consider the interaction between an incumbent firm and a potential entrant, and examine how this…
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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/
  • Aug 19

    Presidential Persuasion

    Presidential Persuasion
    Today's New York Times provides an illuminating account of relationships between Barack Obama and his Democratic colleagues on Capitol Hill. While the president has not forged the kind of close personal relationships with members of Congress…
  • Aug 19

    Steven Salaita and the Illinois AAUP

    Steven Salaita and the Illinois AAUP
    It was not my intention to continue blogging about the Salaita case, but one of the comments to my original post really calls for an extended reply. To summarize the OP, I agreed that the University of Illinois should not...
  • Aug 18

    David Frakt on His Shorter Than Expected Presentation at Florida Coastal School of Law

    David Frakt on His Shorter Than Expected Presentation at Florida Coastal School of Law
    Yes, it is true. As the recent story in the Atlantic by Paul Campos accurately reports, I was the dean candidate who was asked to leave Florida Coastal School of Law by school President Dennis Stone in the middle of...
Rank this Week: 228

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    The Future as a Concept in National Security Law

    The Future as a Concept in National Security Law
    I will follow up soon on Frank Pasquale's thoughtful post on history and the crisis in Ferguson, Missouri.  Today I'm posting a new paper from a conference on The Future of National Security Law.  The topics of race and national…
  • Aug 17

    Texas Prosecutor Indicts Ham (you fill in the blank)

    Texas Prosecutor Indicts Ham (you fill in the blank)
    It's been said that a prosecutor could get a grand jury to indict a ham sandwich.  In the Texas case, it's a governor.  At moments like these, I'm grateful to listservs I belong to, such as Conlawprof, for showing me that I'm not an…
  • Aug 16

    Politics By Other Mean

    Politics By Other Mean
    Rob Weiner In prior posts, I have described Halbig v. Sebelius and King v. Sebelius,the legal challenges to tax subsidies under the Affordable Care Act, as anti-democratic -- an effort by the losing side in a legislative battle to induce…
Rank this Week: 210

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/
  • Aug 19

    E-Mail Misconduct Draws Reprimand

    E-Mail Misconduct Draws Reprimand
    A North Carolina attorney has been reprimanded for misconduct in a "protracted and extremely contentious" domestic relations matter. The misconduct involved ex parte e-mails to the judge and her law clerk. While the attorney had…
  • Aug 18

    I Walk (Over) The Line

    I Walk (Over) The Line
    From the web page of theTennessee Supreme Court The Tennessee Supreme Court has reinstated a Memphis attorney’s 60-day suspension from the practice of law for his behavior during a trial. Attorney R. Sadler Bailey was representing a…
  • Aug 18

    Not For Personal Use

    Not For Personal Use
    An attorney convicted in a drug distribution case has been disbarred by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. The attorney signed for and accepted four UPS packages that contained approximately 243 pounds of marijuana. The UPS agent was actually an…
Rank this Week: 206

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/
  • Aug 19

    Increase in seniors with HIV

    Increase in seniors with HIV
    The Centers for Disease Control says more than 1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV, and almost 1 in 6 don't know they are infected. This could affect Suncoast seniors who may be unaware of the dangers....
  • Aug 19

    A Sign of the Times? From Luxury Seaside Hotel to....

    A Sign of the Times? From Luxury Seaside Hotel to....
    This summer I had the pleasure of visiting friends on the West Coast, including a stop in Carlsbad, California to learn more about actuarial and accounting standards for continuing care communities (CCRCs). As I walked into "Carlsbad by…
  • Aug 18

    Crossing the Street Isn't a Race But It Seems Like It Sometime

    Crossing the Street Isn't a Race But It Seems Like It Sometime
    Ever try to cross a busy street within the time of the walk light at a normal pace? Ever cross with someone using a walker or a manual wheelchair? Is the light long enough? If the light seems too short,...
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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/
  • Aug 19

    NJ Appellate Court Refuses to Enforce Exculpatory Clause that Waives Ordinary Negligence Claim

    NJ Appellate Court Refuses to Enforce Exculpatory Clause that Waives Ordinary Negligence Claim
    Plaintiff sued the YMCA for injuries sustained when he slipped and fell on stairs that he alleged were negligently maintained. First, let’s get this out of the way: The YMCA argued that plaintiff was contractually barred from seeking…
  • Aug 19

    Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera

    Al Gore Sues Al Jazeera
    Now there's a headline that will make Fox News chortle with glee. The Al Jazeera news network purchased Al Gore's Current TV channel for $500 million. Gore's suit alleges that Al Jazeera still owed $65 million on the purchase price....
  • Aug 19

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network

    Weekly Top Tens from the Social Science Research Network
    SSRN Top Downloads For Contracts & Commercial Law eJournal RECENT TOP PAPERS RankDownloadsPaper Title 1 240 Facilitating Mergers and Acquisitions with Earnouts and Purchase Price Adjustments Albert H. Choi University of Virginia School of…
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Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Nonprofit Law Prof Blog

Covers federal and state laws and cases affecting non-profits. Edited by David A. Brennen, Darryll K. Jones, Johnny Rex Buckles, John D. Colombo, Susan N. Gary, Vaughn E. James, Thomas A. Kelley III, Lloyd H. Mayer, Nancy A. McLaughlin, Nicholas A. Mirkay, Karla W. Simon, Sophie E. Smyth, Alice M. Thomas, Elaine Waterhouse Wilson, and Miranda Perry Fleischer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/nonprofit/
  • Aug 19

    Update on ProPublica’s Request for Information on Post-Sandy Expenditure

    Update on ProPublica’s Request for Information on Post-Sandy Expenditure
    We previously blogged about the efforts of ProPublica to obtain from the American Red Cross (ARC) information about how the ARC has spent its $300 million-plus in donations that it received for humanitarian aid following Hurricane Sandy. The…
  • Aug 19

    George Washington University and National Gallery of Art to Take over Corcoran Gallery of Art

    George Washington University and National Gallery of Art to Take over Corcoran Gallery of Art
    The Washington Post reports that D.C. Superior Court Judge Robert Okun has approved the proposal of the Trustees of the Corcoran Gallery of Art to transfer its college to George Washington University and the bulk of its art collection to...
  • Aug 18

    Hospital Charity Care after the Affordable Care Act

    Hospital Charity Care after the Affordable Care Act
    In Hospitals Reassess Charity as Obamacare Options Become Available, the Washington Post reports that “hospitals are rethinking their charity programs, with some scaling back help for those who could have signed up for coverage but…
Rank this Week: 781

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

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

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 297

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 19

    Ofcom Investigates the (UK) Gold Channel Over Live Monty Python Show

    Ofcom Investigates the (UK) Gold Channel Over Live Monty Python Show
    Ofcom, the UK broadcasting agency, is investigating complaints on two fronts about the recent live Monty Python show, which aired on the Gold Channel. Some viewers objected to the swearing broadcast before the watershed, saying there was too…
  • Aug 19

    British Police Officer Sentenced For Selling Info To Tabloid

    British Police Officer Sentenced For Selling Info To Tabloid
    The Guardian reports that Thomas Ridgeway, a Scotland Yard police officer, has been sentenced to one year in prison for for selling stories to the UK tabloid the Sun. The stories involved information about an actor who attempted suicide…
  • Aug 18

    FCC Extends Date To File Comments On Open Internet Rulemaking

    FCC Extends Date To File Comments On Open Internet Rulemaking
    The FCC has extended the opportunity to file comments on its proposed rulemaking on the Open Internet until September 15. More here.
Rank this Week: 23

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: 618

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

Constitutional Law Prof Blog

By Steven D. Schwinn and Ruthann Robson.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/conlaw/
  • Aug 19

    Third Circuit Holds Philadelphia Police Campaign Contribution Rule Violates First Amendment

    Third Circuit Holds Philadelphia Police Campaign Contribution Rule Violates First Amendment
    Can a city prohibit police officers from making monetary contributions to political campaigns, including contributions to their union's political action committee? The Third Circuit, in its opinion in Lodge No. 3, Fraternal Order of Police v.…
  • Aug 18

    Second Circuit Orders Compliance Reports on Erie County Prisons Unsealed

    Second Circuit Orders Compliance Reports on Erie County Prisons Unsealed
    Steven D. Schwinn, John Marshall Law School The Second Circuit ruled today in U.S. v. Erie County, New York that a lower court's order sealing compliance reports on the treatment of prisoners in Erie County violated the First Amendment.…
  • Aug 18

    CALI for Constitutional Law: New Lesson on Same Sex Marriage, Windsor, and Perry

    CALI for Constitutional Law: New Lesson on Same Sex Marriage, Windsor, and Perry
    CALI has been updating its lessons this summer, including its Constitutional Law lessons. There is an entirely new one "Marriage and Same-Sex Marriage in Constitutional Law" covering the basic constitutional issues and arguments in…
Rank this Week: 241

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

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

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1692

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    The APS's Franklin Research Grant

    The APS's Franklin Research Grant
    We have the following announcement of the Franklin Research Grants of the American Philosophical Society.]Since 1933, the American Philosophical Society has awarded small grants to scholars in order to support the cost of research leading to…
  • Aug 19

    Thompson on NC Quakers and Manumission

    Thompson on NC Quakers and Manumission
    Jessica Lee Thompson, a recent graduate of UNC Chapel Hill School of Law, has posted “Toward Freedom for All”: North Carolina Quaker Legal Theory on the Trust for Manumissions.  Here is the abstract:The Perquimans event was…
  • Aug 18

    New Release: Vol. 6 of the Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior

    New Release: Vol. 6 of the Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior
    New from the University of Virginia Press (distributed for the Colonial Society of Massachusetts): Portrait of a Patriot, Volume 6: The Major Political and Legal Papers of Josiah Quincy Junior, edited by Daniel R. Coquillette (Boston College)…
Rank this Week: 33

Dorf on Law

Dorf on Law

By Cornell Law School Professor Michael Dorf and his friends.

http://www.dorfonlaw.org/
  • Aug 19

    More Gratuitious Attacks on School Teacher

    More Gratuitious Attacks on School Teacher
    -- Posted by Neil H. BuchananA few weeks ago, Stephen Colbert interviewed someone named Campbell Brown.  I had never heard of Brown, but it turns out that she was formerly one of the interchangeable talking heads on those network morning…
  • Aug 18

    Rick Perry's Indictment

    Rick Perry's Indictment
    by Michael DorfI begin with a disclaimer: My judgment regarding Rick Perry is questionable. When he first announced his candidacy for the 2012 Republican Presidential nomination, I thought he was a lock to get it. But in my defense, that was…
  • Aug 17

    Salaita Follow-Up

    Salaita Follow-Up
    by Michael DorfThis is just a quick follow-up to my Verdict column and two prior posts on the Salaita affair (here and here).1) As Brian Leiter notes, there is a move afoot to boycott the University of…
Rank this Week: 825