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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: 680

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

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 92

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Apr 24

    Article on Legal Appearances of Dementia in Court Ruling

    Article on Legal Appearances of Dementia in Court Ruling
    Israel Issi Doron, Perla Werner, Benny Spanier & Ori Lazar recently published an Article entitled, The Legal Appearances of Dementia in Court Rulings: Mapping the Terrain, 29 Int’l Psychogeriatrics 755 (2017). Provided below is an…
  • Apr 24

    Second Circuit Declines to Reconsider Estate's Title VII Claim

    Second Circuit Declines to Reconsider Estate's Title VII Claim
    The Second Circuit declined to reconsider a Title VII claim from the estate of a deceased skydiver, Donald Zarda, against his former employer. Zarda originally filed the suit claiming that his employment was terminated because of his sexual…
  • Apr 24

    Article on Trustees Baring Legal Title

    Article on Trustees Baring Legal Title
    Tobias Barkley recently published an Article entitled, Trustees’ Bare Legal Title: Concept or Misconception?, 26 Australian Properly L.J. 44 (2017). Provided below is an abstract of the Article: There is a widespread idea that trustees hold…
Rank this Week: 46

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/
  • Apr 24

    Weeded Out

    Weeded Out
    An Illinois attorney has filed a motion for consent disbarment on these facts Movant’s admissions, copies of weed cutting liens and releases and other materials from court files relating to property tax sales, and the testimony of various…
  • Apr 24

    Paralegal License Granted Despite Domestic Violence Conviction

    Paralegal License Granted Despite Domestic Violence Conviction
    The Tribunal Hearing Division of the Law Society of Upper Canada has granted a paralegal license to an applicant convicted of domestic violence The applicant was born in India in 1971 and has been living in Canada since 1988. In...
  • Apr 24

    What We Had Here Was a Failure to Communicate And Eight Years To Resolve It

    What We Had Here Was a Failure to Communicate And Eight Years To Resolve It
    A District of Columbia Hearing Committee has issued a recommendation for discipline. On June 5, 2013, Disciplinary Counsel filed a Specification of Charges against Respondent, Frederic W. Schwartz, Jr., Esquire. Respondent is charged with…
Rank this Week: 94

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/
  • Apr 24

    New edition: Principles of Contractual Interpretation by Richard Calnan

    New edition: Principles of Contractual Interpretation by Richard Calnan
    From our friends at Oxford University Press: "Written with the busy practitioner in mind, Richard Calnan’s Principles of Contractual Interpretation is a concise and insightful book that sets out the principles that guide the courts in…
  • Apr 24

    Scholarship Spotlight: "What Did They Know and When Did They Know it? Pretesting and Assessing Learning Outcomes" (Jeffrey Harrison - Florida)

    Scholarship Spotlight: "What Did They Know and When Did They Know it? Pretesting and Assessing Learning Outcomes" (Jeffrey Harrison - Florida)
    How far does the teaching of contract doctrine take students beyond their initial intuitive view of the applicable legal rules? Jeffrey Lynch Harrison of the University of Florida - Levin College of Law recently posted "What Did They…
  • Apr 23

    Clever Price Interpretation Issue

    Clever Price Interpretation Issue
    Take a look at the below quote for “calendered” fabric by weight and consider what you think is the total price for the fabric (“tire cords”) including the calendering process by which rubber is compressed into the fabric sheets.…
Rank this Week: 261

The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Apr 24

    Republican students sue to allow Ann Coulter's speech this week at UC Berkeley - LA Time

    Republican students sue to allow Ann Coulter's speech this week at UC Berkeley - LA Time
    A Republican student group on Monday filed a lawsuit demanding that UC Berkeley allow conservative pundit Ann Coulter to speak on campus Thursday as originally planned. via www.latimes.com Coo-el
  • Apr 24

    For The Left, Socialism Denial Is Holocaust Denial

    For The Left, Socialism Denial Is Holocaust Denial
    But a lot of people don’t seem to want to look at Venezuela, because that would be uncomfortable. A few years back, a lot of them were praising Venezuela as a model of socialism, the same way they praise Cuba....
  • Apr 24

    Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway - POLITICO

    Obama’s hidden Iran deal giveaway - POLITICO
    In his Sunday morning address to the American people, Obama portrayed the seven men he freed as “civilians.” The senior official described them as businessmen convicted of or awaiting trial for mere “sanctions-related…
Rank this Week: 218

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

WITNESSETH: Law, Deals & Data

Provides practical insights from quantitative legal research on corporate law, capital markets, finance, and mergers & acquisitions, as well as law schools and legal education. By Professor Robert Anderson.

http://witnesseth.typepad.com
  • Apr 24

    Who really killed Whittier Law School? The shocking truth that you won't believe!

    Who really killed Whittier Law School? The shocking truth that you won't believe!
    A kerfuffle has erupted in the normally staid blogosphere of legal academics. Stephen Diamond of Santa Clara Law, a defender of law professor prerogatives, wrote a post blasting the decision to close troubled Whittier Law School and praising…
  • Apr 21

    Generational wealth shifting and the unnecessary Whittier law school story

    Generational wealth shifting and the unnecessary Whittier law school story
    The decision to close Whittier Law School has been widely reported and debated throughout the law school world as it's the first fully ABA-accredited school to shut its doors in recent memory. Whittier has served an important role in the…
  • Apr 16

    Is "fake news" itself fake news?

    Is "fake news" itself fake news?
    The topic of "fake news" is everywhere in the "real news" these days. Facebook is working to reduce fake news by weeding out those who promote it. Schools and universities are holding seminars to help gullible students identify and disregard…
Rank this Week: 3742

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    "What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech."

    "What ‘Snowflakes’ Get Right About Free Speech."
    An enticing headline for a column I don't agree with, by Ulrich Baer (in the NYT). He's a vice provost for faculty, arts, humanities, and diversity and a professor of comparative literature, and — as he champions excluded voices —…
  • Apr 24

    "BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders."

    "BART takeover robbery: 40 to 60 teens swarm train, rob weekend riders."
    There's surveillance video of this incident, but according to the BART spokesperson, because the people who are seen committing obvious crimes appear to be minors, the video cannot be put up on line. The juveniles “committed multiple…
  • Apr 24

    DNC Chairman Tom Perez routinely uses the word "shit" in speeches.

    DNC Chairman Tom Perez routinely uses the word "shit" in speeches.
    Politico reports:With children on stage behind him, Perez told an audience in Las Vegas this weekend that Trump "doesn't give a shit about health care."Perez, President Barack Obama's former labor secretary, made similar comments earlier this…
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/
  • Apr 24

    Benson on Hurd & Sullivan on Religious Freedom

    Benson on Hurd & Sullivan on Religious Freedom
    Iain T. Benson (University of Notre Dame Australia) has posted Getting Religion and Belief Wrong by Definition: Why Atheism and Agnosticism Need to Be Understood as Beliefs and Why Religious Freedom Is Not 'Impossible': A Response to Sullivan…
  • Apr 24

    Bellia on a Code-Based Approach to Unauthorized Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

    Bellia on a Code-Based Approach to Unauthorized Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
    Patricia L. Bellia (Notre Dame Law School) has posted A Code-Based Approach to Unauthorized Access Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (George Washington Law Review, Vol. 84, No. 6, 2016) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: Thirty years ago,...
  • Apr 24

    Binder, Weisberg, & Fissell on Capital Punishment of Unintentional Felony Murder

    Binder, Weisberg, & Fissell on Capital Punishment of Unintentional Felony Murder
    Guyora Binder, Robert Weisberg and Brenner M. Fissell (University at Buffalo Law School, Stanford Law School and Georgetown Law) have posted Capital Punishment of Unintentional Felony Murder (92 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1141 (2017)) on SSRN. Here…
Rank this Week: 14

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: 117

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Apr 24

    Border Wall May Block Budget Agreement

    Border Wall May Block Budget Agreement
    Tomorrow, Congress returns to work. And they've got just days to reach an agreement on a budget that will get the U.S. government through the summer. Trump's demands for funding to expand the wall along the Southern border may be...
  • Apr 24

    Nancy Morawetz: The Power at Stake in Maslenjak

    Nancy Morawetz: The Power at Stake in Maslenjak
    The Power at Stake in Maslenjak by Nancy Morawetz Tomorrow, the Supreme Court will hear argument in Maslenjak v. United States, a case in which the government seeks extraordinary power to jail and strip citizenship from anyone based on an...
  • Apr 24

    From the Bookshelves: Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations by Stefanie Chamber

    From the Bookshelves: Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations by Stefanie Chamber
    Somalis in the Twin Cities and Columbus: Immigrant Incorporation in New Destinations by Stefanie Chambers n the early 1990s, Somali refugees arrived in Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. Later in the decade, an additional influx of…
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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/
  • Apr 24

    People v. Vela (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2017)

    People v. Vela (Cal. Ct. App. - April 24, 2017)
    Here are the underlying facts from today's opinion:"When they arrived in Santa Ana, Martinez drove around 7th Street’s territory. As they were cruising the area, they talked about Ochoa’s gun and were looking for rival gang…
  • Apr 24

    John v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Court - April 21, 2017)

    John v. Superior Court (Cal. Supreme Court - April 21, 2017)
    The California Supreme Court held long ago -- like, a year ago -- that the vexatious litigant statute doesn't apply to defendants who file an appeal when they've been sued (and lost) as a defendant.Now, a year later, the Court revises and…
  • Apr 20

    Jackson v. Mayweather (Cal. Ct. App. - April 19, 2017)

    Jackson v. Mayweather (Cal. Ct. App. - April 19, 2017)
    I'm confident that LA. attorney Michael Maroko cares more about the substance of this opinion than its caption.  Particularly since it concerns one of the firm's (many) high-profile clients; in this case, Floyd Mayweather, Jr.Still, I'm…
Rank this Week: 135

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/
  • Apr 24

    Tanovich on Inductive Reasoning in Sexual Assault Case

    Tanovich on Inductive Reasoning in Sexual Assault Case
    David M. Tanovich (University of Windsor - Faculty of Law) has posted Regulating Inductive Reasoning In Sexual Assault Cases (Berger, Ben; Cunliffe, Emma; and Stribopoulos, James, [TBD (On Justice Marc Rosenberg)] (Toronto: 2017, Carswell))…
  • Apr 24

    Robinson et al. on Criminal Law Recodification

    Robinson et al. on Criminal Law Recodification
    Paul H. Robinson, Matthew Kussmaul, Ilya Rudyak and Criminal Law Research Group (University of Pennsylvania Law School, University of Pennsylvania Law School - Student/Alumni/Adjunct, University of Pennsylvania Law School -…
  • Apr 24

    Chin & Ormonde on Misdemeanor and the Grand Jury Clause

    Chin & Ormonde on Misdemeanor and the Grand Jury Clause
    Gabriel "Jack" Chin and John Ormonde (University of California, Davis - School of Law and Independent) have posted Infamous Misdemeanors and the Grand Jury Clause (Minnesota Law Review, Vol. 102, Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the…
Rank this Week: 96

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • Apr 24

    There’s a Massive First Amendment Threat (and It’s Not Donald Trump)

    There’s a Massive First Amendment Threat (and It’s Not Donald Trump)
    Editor’s note: This post previews my forthcoming Stanford Law Review article, “Expanding the Periphery and Threatening the Core: The Ascendant Libertarian Speech Tradition.” Much ink has been spilled about the Trump…
  • Apr 18

    Crowdsourced Lit Review: First Amendment Theory & Technology

    Crowdsourced Lit Review: First Amendment Theory & Technology
    Nailing down the definitive literature on First Amendment expressive freedoms is a tricky task. What’s the consensus among scholars about the classics? Even more complex is figuring out what emerging scholarship on the intersection of…
  • Apr 12

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 3 of 3)

    Is Bad News for LiveJournal Bad News for the DMCA Safe Harbors? (Post 3 of 3)
    This is the last of three posts on the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Mavrix v. LiveJournal. The first post considered the court’s conclusion that LiveJournal’s moderation and curation of user-submitted posts created a triable…
Rank this Week: 896

Securities Law Prof Blog

Securities Law Prof Blog

Covers securities arbitration, state securities law, court decisions and law review articles. By Eric C. Chaffee.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/securities/
  • Apr 24

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Evelyn S. Anderson, Note, Wealth and Knowledge: Strengthening the Economy by Expanding the Qualified Purchaser "Sophisticated"…
  • Apr 24

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Craig Boyd, Comment, Appraisal Arbitrage: Closing the Floodgates on Hedge Funds and Activist Shareholders, 65 U. Kan. L. Rev. 497 (2016).…
  • Apr 11

    New in Print

    New in Print
    The following law review articles relating to securities regulation are now available in paper format: Ilya Beylin, A Reassessment of the Clearing Mandate: How the Clearing Mandate Affects Swap Trading Behavior and the Consequences for…
Rank this Week: 292

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Widiss on the PDA and ADA after Young v. UPS

    Widiss on the PDA and ADA after Young v. UPS
    Deborah Widiss (Indiana) has a new paper on SSRN (forthcoming in the UC Davis Law review): The Interaction of the Pregnancy Discrimination Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act after Young v. UPS. From the abstract: Pregnant women…
  • Apr 24

    SEALS Prospective Law Teachers Workshop

    SEALS Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
    Friend-of-blog Bradley Areheart (Tennessee) sends along this important announcement about the Prospective Law Teachers Workshop at SEALS: "Each year, SEALS hosts a Prospective Law Teachers Workshop, which provides opportunities for…
  • Apr 18

    Wasserman Analyzes SCOTUS Oral Argument on MSPB Appeal

    Wasserman Analyzes SCOTUS Oral Argument on MSPB Appeal
    As a follow-up to last week's post on Perry v. MSPB, Howard Wasserman (FIU) has analyzed the oral arguments in that case over at ScotusBlog and PrawfsBlawg. As a bonus (apart from the merits of the MSPB case) he also...
Rank this Week: 83

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/
  • Apr 24

    10 Worst Airlines for Overbooking

    10 Worst Airlines for Overbooking
    Apropos of the recent United Air debacle: from the Conde Nast Traveler: Here's the full list of the worst airlines and their rates, in terms of oversale IDBs. According to the Department of Transportation's most recent Air Travel Consumer…
  • Apr 23

    David Dao’s Emergency Bill of Discovery

    David Dao’s Emergency Bill of Discovery
    In case you were wondering what an Emergency Bill of Discovery looks like, here is the one filed by the attorneys for David Dao, the man who was dragged off the United Air plane in Chicago. A nice classroom exercise...
  • Apr 22

    10 Teachable Moments from Harry Potter

    10 Teachable Moments from Harry Potter
    From Education Week: We don't choose familial situations, but we can choose to make the most of what we are given. Harry clearly doesn't fit with the Dursleys' but they are his family and they only ones he has known....
Rank this Week: 503

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: 572

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Turkey Releases Italian Journalist After 15 Days of Detention

    Turkey Releases Italian Journalist After 15 Days of Detention
    Via Newsweek, the news that Turkey has released Italian journalist Gabriele Del Grande, who was arrested on April 9, and began a hunger strike on April 18. Turkish authorities apparently arrested him because he was not allowed to be in...
  • Apr 24

    The Effects of a Wikileaks Prosecution: A Guardian Op-Ed

    The Effects of a Wikileaks Prosecution: A Guardian Op-Ed
    In an op-ed, the Guardian discusses whether a prosecution of Wikileaks for, well, leaking, is a good idea. Its conclusion is that on the whole, U.S. journalists and their readers would suffer immeasurably if the U.S. government prosecutes…
  • Apr 20

    Seaman and Wilson on #FreeSpeech @Julie_seaman @David_S_Wilson

    Seaman and Wilson on #FreeSpeech @Julie_seaman @David_S_Wilson
    Julie Seaman, Emory University School of Law, and David Sloan Wilson, Binghamton University, are publishing #FreeSpeech in volume 48 of the Arizona State Law Journal (2017). Here is the abstract. It has become commonplace to note that courts…
Rank this Week: 134

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/
  • Apr 24

    The Week That Will Be

    The Week That Will Be
    Event Announcements (More details on the Events Calendar) Tuesday, April 25th at 9:45am: At the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, experts will discuss The First 100 Days: U.S.-Asia Relations…
  • Apr 24

    Today's Headlines and Commentary

    Today's Headlines and Commentary
    Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron and far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen will face off for the French presidency in the country’s runoff election following the first round of results on Sunday. As in the United Kingdom and…
  • Apr 24

    Join the White Helmets for a Hoover Panel Discussion on Humanitarian Efforts in Syria

    Join the White Helmets for a Hoover Panel Discussion on Humanitarian Efforts in Syria
    Please join the Hoover Institution's Islamism and the International Order Working Group this Thursday, April 27, from 5-7 pm for a panel discussion with the White Helmets (Syria Civil Defense, or SCD) on their humanitarian…
Rank this Week: 95

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/
  • Apr 24

    JOTWELL: Thornburg on Hoffman on plausibility pleading

    JOTWELL: Thornburg on Hoffman on plausibility pleading
    The new Courts Law essay is from Elizabeth Thornburg (SMU), reviewing Lonny Hoffman, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions (U. Chi. L. Rev. Online), in which Hoffman responds to William H.J. Hubbard, A Fresh Look at Plausibility Pleading,…
  • Apr 24

    As Arkansas Doubles Down on Death, a Look at the First Four

    As Arkansas Doubles Down on Death, a Look at the First Four
    Assuming all goes according to plan, Arkansas will conduct 2 executions tonight—the nation’s first double-execution in over 15 years. For those just catching up, tonight’s events follow what was originally the state’s plan to execute…
  • Apr 24

    Counter-speech or heckler's veto?

    Counter-speech or heckler's veto?
    There are some troubling aspects to this edition of FIRE's So to Speak podcast on the Manhattan Institute's Heather MacDonald being a victim of a heckler's veto. MacDonald was shouted down at Claremont-McKenna College, where she had been…
Rank this Week: 40

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/
  • Apr 24

    Assistant Dean of Students Position at Touro

    Assistant Dean of Students Position at Touro
    Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center Assistant Dean for Student Services Department: Touro Law Center Office of Student Services Status: Full-time Reports To: Dean of the Law Center FLSA: Exempt Supervises: Administrative Assistant I…
  • Apr 23

    Stress Management for the Semester's End

    Stress Management for the Semester's End
    Multiple students this past week have told me about their symptoms of stress. We are nearing the end of classes and entry into exams at our law school. Here are some tips that may help students manage stress better: Put...
  • Apr 22

    A Top Ten Blog Post

    A Top Ten Blog Post
    Congratulations to Amy Jarmon for receiving a Top Ten Blog Post badge from the Texas State Bar's Texas Bar Today for her April 18th posting. The link to her post is here: One, Two, Buckle My Shoe.
Rank this Week: 1614

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Apr 24

    Hemel Presents The Federalist Safeguards of Progressive Taxation Today At Pepperdine

    Hemel Presents The Federalist Safeguards of Progressive Taxation Today At Pepperdine
    Daniel Hemel (Chicago) presents The Federalist Safeguards of Progressive Taxation, 93 NYU L. Rev. ___ (2017), at Pepperdine today as part of our Tax Policy Workshop Series funded in part by a generous gift from Scott Racine: This essay…
  • Apr 24

    Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Obama Tax Regulation

    Trump Signs Executive Order Rolling Back Obama Tax Regulation
    Executive Order, Identifying and Reducing Tax Regulatory Burdens (Aug. 21, 2017): By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Policy.…
  • Apr 24

    Jennifer Bard Sues University Of Cincinnati In Federal Court, Seeks Reinstatement As Law School Dean

    Jennifer Bard Sues University Of Cincinnati In Federal Court, Seeks Reinstatement As Law School Dean
    Following up on my previous posts (links below): Press Release: Jennifer Bard, the first female Dean of the College of Law at the University of Cincinnati (UC), late this past Friday filed a lawsuit against the University and its interim…
Rank this Week: 37

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 26

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts…

Civil Procedure & Federal Courts Blog

By Robin Effron, Cynthia L. Fountaine, Patricia Hatamyar Moore and Adam Steinman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/civpro/
  • Apr 24

    Thornburg on Hoffman on Pleading

    Thornburg on Hoffman on Pleading
    Now on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is Beth Thornburg’s essay, A Well-Pleaded Argument. Beth reviews Lonny Hoffman’s recent piece, Plausible Theory, Implausible Conclusions, 83 U. Chicago L. Rev. Online 143 (2016).
  • Apr 24

    SCOTUS Denies Cert in Summary Judgment Case

    SCOTUS Denies Cert in Summary Judgment Case
    Today the U.S. Supreme Court denied certiorari in Salazar-Limon v. City of Houston. Unlike most cert denials, this one prompted written opinions—one dissenting and one concurring. Justice Sotomayor, joined by Justice Ginsburg, authored a…
  • Apr 18

    SCOTUS Decision on Sanctions for Bad-Faith Litigation Conduct

    SCOTUS Decision on Sanctions for Bad-Faith Litigation Conduct
    Today the Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. v. Haeger. Justice Kagan’s opinion begins: In this case, we consider a federal court’s inherent authority to sanction a litigant for bad-faith conduct…
Rank this Week: 145

John Palfrey's Blog

John Palfrey's Blog

Covers intellectual property, politics and teaching. By Harvard Law Professor and Executive Director of the Berkman Center for Internet & Society John Palfrey.

http://jpalfrey.andover.edu
  • Apr 24

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover

    Statement regarding past abuse at Andover
    Today, we know that many schools, including Andover, have not always lived up to our commitment to protect students in our care. Over the past year, independent investigators from Sanghavi Law Office have been carrying out a review of all…
  • Feb 1

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017

    On the Executive Orders of January 2017
    The President’s Executive Orders on immigration have prompted calls of concern from students, parents, alumni, faculty, and staff at Andover. I’m sure that is true at all schools that are committed to a diverse student body and…
  • Jan 31

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow

    Local Student “Totally Knows When Head of School Day Is,” and it’s Tomorrow
    Mark your calendars and put off your homework assignments, Andover! The Gorilla has an exclusive scoop on when the fabled Head of School Day will be this year. It’s tomorrow. Don’t believe us? Wait… Source: Local Student…
Rank this Week: 380

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/
  • Apr 24

    More than Just a March

    More than Just a March
    The Women's March for Human Rights. The Tax Day March. The March for Science. All have been tremendously successful at demonstrating the depth of concern about the direction of the country and particularly the current Administration's…
  • Apr 23

    What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?

    What is an Artistic Practice of Human Rights?
    This question will be explored through Artist Presentations and a Public Forum at the University of Chicago April 29 - May 1. The website informs us: David Giordano, The color of a dove at night, 2016–17 What is an Artistic...
  • Apr 19

    Another Student Writing Competition

    Another Student Writing Competition
    Following up on an earlier post this week, the American Bar Association's Commission on Domestic and Sexual Violence is sponsoring a writing competition with submissions due on Mary 19th. "Law students are invited to submit articles…
Rank this Week: 1668

ProfessorBainbridge.com

ProfessorBainbridge.com

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

http://www.professorbainbridge.com/professorbainbridgecom/
  • Apr 24

    "Corporate Directors in the UK" cracks top ten list

    "Corporate Directors in the UK" cracks top ten list
    No brag, just fact: Dear Stephen Mark Bainbridge: Your paper, "CORPORATE DIRECTORS IN THE UNITED KINGDOM", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Corporate Law (Topic). As of... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 21

    House Dodd-Frank reform bill would sharply limit shareholder proposal

    House Dodd-Frank reform bill would sharply limit shareholder proposal
    Bloomberg Securities Regulation and Law Report advises that: House Financial Services Chairman Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas) wants to require anyone seeking to put a proposal on the corporate ballot to... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit…
  • Apr 20

    Genetic engineering humans to live on water worlds: Maybe James Blish was right after all

    Genetic engineering humans to live on water worlds: Maybe James Blish was right after all
    I saw this interesting news story: A new study published in The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society suggests that most habitable planets are wet. Like, extremely wet. Using computer... [[ This is a content summary only. Visit my…
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43(B)log

43(B)log

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

http://tushnet.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Reading list: empirical evidence about FTC's substantiation standard

    Reading list: empirical evidence about FTC's substantiation standard
    Sungho Cho &Yongjae Kim, Empirical Rationalization of Prior Substantiation Doctrine: Federal Trade Commission v. Reebok & Sketchers, 29 Loy. Consumer L. Rev. 55 (2016) (not apparently available online—update that website, Loyola…
  • Apr 24

    TM/(c) questions of the day

    TM/(c) questions of the day
    Which, if any, raise any TM or copyright concerns?matchboxes with book covers"phone app sticky notes"Scented erasers with possibly recognizable trade dresseshttp://tushnet.blogspot.com/feeds/posts/default?alt=r
  • Apr 24

    Dastar bars TM claim based on unlicensed copying of footage

    Dastar bars TM claim based on unlicensed copying of footage
    Fioranelli v. CBS Broadcasting Inc., No. 15-CV-952, 2017 WL 1400119, -- F. Supp. 3d – (S.D.N.Y.  Jan. 19, 2017)Fioranelli, a photojournalist who was one of four reporters allowed to enter the World Trade Center site on September…
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Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    Smith on the Politburo's Rule of Law Doctrine

    Smith on the Politburo's Rule of Law Doctrine
    Ewan Smith, Hertford College, University of Oxford, has posted The Rule of Law Doctrine of the Politburo:This article charts the development of CCP doctrine on the rule of law in the formative period between the Sixteenth Party Congress in…
  • Apr 24

    The Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections at FDRL

    The Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections at FDRL
    [We have the following announcement.] On April 24, 2017, the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum formally launched the Henry Morgenthau, Jr. Holocaust Collections: A Curatorial Project -- a pathfinding initiative to…
  • Apr 24

    The Lochner Era: An ICH Seminar

    The Lochner Era: An ICH Seminar
    [We are moving this up because the deadline of May 1 will soon be upon us.]The Lochner EraInterdisciplinary Summer Workshop in Constitutional History, July 9-14, 2017, Stanford, California.  Sponsored by the Institute for Constitutional…
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Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Gender and the Law Prof Blog

Edited by John Kang and Tracy A. Thomas.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/gender_law/
  • Apr 24

    Some Unexpected Gendered Effects of Formative Assessment

    Some Unexpected Gendered Effects of Formative Assessment
    Deborah Jones Merritt, Ruth Colker, Ellen Deason, Monte Smith & Abigail Shoben, Formative Assessments: A Law School Case Study, Univ. Detroit Mercy L. Rev. (forthcoming) Abstract Several empirical studies have shown that formative…
  • Apr 24

    Oppression Through Protection in International Humanitarian Law Text

    Oppression Through Protection in International Humanitarian Law Text
    Griffin Ferry, Oppression Through “Protection”: A Survey of Femininity in Foundational International Humanitarian Law Texts, 35 Law & Inequality: A Journal of Theory and Practice 57 (2017). War is often assumed to be a space devoid of…
  • Apr 19

    New Women Law School Dean

    New Women Law School Dean
    Updated April 19, 2017 The appointments of new law deans this year is trending women. For the 2017 appointment season, thus far, 12 of 18 (63%) new deans are women. Two are women of color. For my thoughts as to...<img…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 42

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: 127

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/
  • Apr 24

    ClassCrits at Ten: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity, and Justice CFP

    ClassCrits at Ten: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity, and Justice CFP
    ClassCrits at Ten: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity, and Justice: Call For Papers and Participation Sponsored by the Tulane University School of Law, New Orleans, LA , November 10 & 11, 2017 Ten years ago, a group of…
  • Apr 24

    Hemo the Magnificent

    Hemo the Magnificent
    Last weekend’s March for Science got me thinking about the television show “Hemo the Magnificent,” produced by Bell Telephone and first broadcast on CBS in March 1957. The hour long show – featuring Frank Baxter as Dr. Research and…
  • Apr 24

    Law & Markets Volume Is Out!

    Law &amp; Markets Volume Is Out!
    I’ve posted a few times about the Duke Project on Law and Markets (see here, here, and here), which was led last year by Joseph Blocher and me. Like the Custom and Law Project that preceded it, this Project culminated...
Rank this Week: 159

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: 255

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/
  • Apr 24

    Preston L. Pugh Joins Miller & Chevalier

    Preston L. Pugh Joins Miller &amp; Chevalier
    Attorney Preston Pugh joined Miller & Chevalier Chartered in the litigation Department. (see here). Preston "Pugh counsels and defends clients in complex civil and criminal litigation, internal investigations, and government…
  • Apr 24

    Farha - Cert Denied

    Farha - Cert Denied
    The Supreme Court denied cert this morning in Farha v. United States leaving the 11th Circuit decision (Clay) on mens rea standing. For prior discussion of this case see here. (esp)
  • Apr 6

    Rosenzweig on Mike Flynn's Immunity Gambit

    Rosenzweig on Mike Flynn's Immunity Gambit
    My old friend Paul "Bunky" Rosenzweig has written an informative primer on immunity from prosecution in the wake of news that former National Security Advisor Mike Flynn wants immunity, purportedly so that he can "tell…
Rank this Week: 217

Neuroethics & Law Blog

Neuroethics & Law Blog

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

http://kolber.typepad.com/ethics_law_blog/
Rank this Week: 1311

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 24

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition
    The International Law Students' Association announced that the topics for the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will be: the validity of interstate arbitral awards, the capture of a marine vessel, the…
  • Apr 21

    Social Media and Legal Ethic

    Social Media and Legal Ethic
    Another presenter at the Scribes CLE program at the Oklahoma City University School of Law was attorney John Browning of Passman & Jones P.C., in Dallas, Texas. Mr. Browning is an elected member of the American Law Institute and a...
  • Apr 21

    Scribes Legal Writing CLE Program in Oklahoma

    Scribes Legal Writing CLE Program in Oklahoma
    Scribes -- The American Society of Legal Writers -- is holding its 2017 Legal Writing CLE Program today at the Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Rank this Week: 1613

International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
  • Apr 24

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition

    Topics for the 2018 Jessup Moot Court Competition
    The International Law Students' Association announced that the topics for the 2018 Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition will be the validity of interstate arbitral awards, the capture of a marine vessel, the breach of…
  • Apr 21

    ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum in Barcelona (June 2017)

    ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum in Barcelona (June 2017)
    The ABA Section of International Law Europe Forum will address hot topics and recent developments in Europe and the United States. Presentations will be relevant to practitioners who already work in an international environment and to those…
  • Apr 20

    Whittier Law School in California Decides to Close

    Whittier Law School in California Decides to Close
    Trustees of Whittier Law School in Costa Mesa, California announced plans this week to stop admitting new students. A report in today's New York Times said the school had said that it was committed to ensuring that current students would...
Rank this Week: 616

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Apr 24

    MO: Asbestos Transparency Bill

    MO: Asbestos Transparency Bill
    Twelve states have passed asbestos transparency laws requiring plaintiffs in asbestos suits to disclose claims they have filed with asbestos trusts. In Missouri, such bills have been filed in both the House and Senate. What's the rationale…
  • Apr 21

    Yuracko & Avraham on Race-Based Tort Damage

    Yuracko &amp; Avraham on Race-Based Tort Damage
    Kim Yuracko & Ronen Avraham have posted to SSRN Valuing Black Lives: A Constitutional Challenge to the Use of Race-Based Tables in Calculating Tort Damages. The abstract provides: In 2011, a young couple eagerly expecting the birth of…
  • Apr 20

    Reporters Defend Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance

    Reporters Defend Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance
    The Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance is up for approval by the membership at the ALI Annual Meeting next month. Reporters Tom Baker and Kyle Logue have posted to SSRN In Defense of the Restatement of Liability Insurance...
Rank this Week: 186

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 24

    The Lawyer, His Business Associate and the Email

    The Lawyer, His Business Associate and the Email
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 3rd Circuit: In re Grand Jury Matter #3, 847 F.3d 157 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[t]his appeal presents an unusual question of appellate…
  • Apr 23

    The Motor Vehicle Accident, the Death and Texting

    The Motor Vehicle Accident, the Death and Texting
    The Motor Vehicle Accident, Death and TextingThis post examines a recent opinion the Supreme Court -Genesee County, New York issued in a civil case: Vega v. Crane, 2017 N.Y. Slip Op. 27062 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Apr 19

    The Lawyer, the Emails and Professional Misconduct

    The Lawyer, the Emails and Professional Misconduct
    This post examines an opinion from the Supreme Court of Florida that deals with a finding that a Florida lawyer had engaged in “professional misconduct.” The Florida Bar v. Wynn, 2017 WL 632871 (2017) (per curiam). The court…
Rank this Week: 323

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 760

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 383

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/
  • Apr 24

    Lawyers and Compliance: Business Entity Clients with Control Persons Who Recklessly Disobey

    Lawyers and Compliance: Business Entity Clients with Control Persons Who Recklessly Disobey
    As a business lawyer in private practice, I found it very frustrating when the principals of business entity clients acted in contravention of my advice. This didn't happen too often in my 15 years of practice. But when it did,...
  • Apr 23

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (April 23, 2017)

    ICYMI: #corpgov Tweets From the Week (April 23, 2017)
    .@ProfPadfield wraps up Spring issue of Headnotes with his response to @carbonej & Levit on the "Death of the Firm": https://t.co/63lScwL5hn— Minnesota Law Review (@MinnesotaLawRev) April 18, 2017 House Dodd-Frank reform bill…
  • Apr 22

    They should have called it “crying wolf”

    They should have called it “crying wolf”
    I’m sure we’ve all been riveted by the colorful activist campaign led by Elliott Management Corp challenging the board of directors at Arconic Inc. In some tellings, it’s a classic battle over whether companies should focus on immediate…
Rank this Week: 133