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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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The Right Coast

The Right Coast

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

http://rightcoast.typepad.com/rightcoast/
  • Jul 30

    Vulnerable Dems balk at Obama executive actions on immigration | TheHill

    Vulnerable Dems balk at Obama executive actions on immigration | TheHill
    Democratic senators facing tough reelections want to put the brakes on President Obama’s plan to reform the nation’s immigration enforcement system through executive action. via thehill.com
  • Jul 30

    As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians’ Alarm Grows Over Putin’s Tactics - NYTimes.com

    As Sanctions Pile Up, Russians’ Alarm Grows Over Putin’s Tactics - NYTimes.com
    But beneath that calm facade, there is growing alarm in Russia that the festering turmoil in Ukraine and the new round of far more punitive sanctions — announced Tuesday by both European nations and the United States — will…
  • Jul 30

    U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Expands at 4.0% Rate - WSJ

    U.S. Second-Quarter GDP Expands at 4.0% Rate - WSJ
    WASHINGTON—The U.S. economy surged in the second quarter, more than offsetting a first-quarter contraction and putting growth back on an upward trajectory in 2014. via online.wsj.com
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Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

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

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Jul 30

    Katz, Bommarito, & Blackman on Predicting Supreme Court Votes & Decision

    Katz, Bommarito, & Blackman on Predicting Supreme Court Votes & Decision
    Daniel Martin Katz (Michigan State University - College of Law), Michael James Bommarito II (Bommarito Consulting, LLC), & Josh Blackman (South Texas College of Law) have posted Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United…
  • Jul 30

    Fleming on the Inclusiveness of the New Originalism

    Fleming on the Inclusiveness of the New Originalism
    James E. Fleming (Boston University - School of Law) has posted The Inclusiveness of the New Originalism (82 Fordham Law Review 433 (2013)) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In tracing the arc of originalism from the old originalism to...
  • Jul 30

    Harmon on Policing Data

    Harmon on Policing Data
    Rachel Harmon (University of Virginia School of Law) has posted Why Do We (Still) Lack Data on Policing? (Marquette Law Review, Vol. 96, No. 4, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The Wickersham Commission report on The Third Degree,...
Rank this Week: 44

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jul 30

    Survey Shows Next Generation Will do Estate Planning Differently

    Survey Shows Next Generation Will do Estate Planning Differently
    As I have previously discussed, a recent UBS Investor Watch report surveyed individuals about their estate planning strategies and feelings about inheritance. In addition to satisfaction with the decisions made by family members decreasing…
  • Jul 30

    There May be a New Player in the Digital Currency Game

    There May be a New Player in the Digital Currency Game
    As I have previously discussed, there are many digital currencies on the market, and the IRS issued a notice in March on how they will be taxed. A new digital currency may be hitting the market soon. There is currently...
  • Jul 30

    Often Forgotten Considerations for Disability Planning

    Often Forgotten Considerations for Disability Planning
    When planning for the possibility of disabilities, there are more considerations than Medicaid, durable power of attorney, and a health care proxy. Here are some additional considerations: A disability doesn’t always mean inability to walk…
Rank this Week: 75

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: 125

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/
  • Jul 30

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)

    ‘Silk Road’ Ruling Will Hurt Online Commerce (Forbes Cross-Post)
    You may have heard of Silk Road, an online marketplace that enabled hard-to-trace buying and selling of illegal goods. The court says it was “as if the purchases were occurring on eBay;” buyers and sellers could even leave…
  • Jul 28

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed

    Minors’ Privacy Claims Against Viacom and Google Over Disclosure of Video Viewing Habits Dismissed
    Plaintiffs alleged that Viacom and Google violated the Video Privacy Protection Act and other federal and state privacy laws by improperly collecting and passing along information when end users (kids) viewed videos or games at Viacom-owned…
  • Jul 27

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)

    Q2 2014 Quick Links, Part 4 (Content Regulation, Prostitution & More)
    Content Regulation * Jancik v. Redbox Automated Retail, LLC, 2014 WL 1920751 (C.D. Cal. May 14, 2014) (cites omitted). Another websites-and-ADA case diverging from the troubling 2012 Netflix ruling: However, the Redbox Instant website and the…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    Valparaiso University Law School Is Hiring!

    Valparaiso University Law School Is Hiring!
    FULL TIME, TENURE TRACK VALPARAISO UNIVERSITY LAW SCHOOL (VULS) is seeking to fill a full-time, tenure track position with someone interested in teaching contracts and business courses. Applications from entry level and experienced teachers…
  • Jul 29

    Not OKCupid!

    Not OKCupid!
    First it was Facebook, now it's OKCupid toying with its users who have no idea that they actually consented to being toyed with when they signed up with the service. Like Facebook, they employ a one-two punch -- they use...
  • Jul 29

    Pa. S. Ct.: Contract that is Unenforceable by Statute Does Not Preclude Claim for Quantum Meruit

    Pa. S. Ct.: Contract that is Unenforceable by Statute Does Not Preclude Claim for Quantum Meruit
    The borderland between contract and quasi-contract can be murky. For example: when failure to comply with a statutory requirement makes a contract unenforceable, can a party still recover under a theory of quantum meruit? The Supreme Court of…
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Business Law Prof Blog

Business Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/business_law/
  • Jul 30

    Guidebook App for Conference

    Guidebook App for Conference
    While I will miss my friends at the wonderful SEALS conference, I am excited to be attending and presenting at the Academy of Legal Studies in Business (ALSB) conference in Seattle next week. For the ALSB conference, the organizers have...
  • Jul 29

    Women, American Apparel, and the Danger of Advocating for Diversity

    Women, American Apparel, and the Danger of Advocating for Diversity
    This week, two of my co-bloggers shared some great insights on the revamped American Apparel board of directors. See Marcia Narine quoted in The Guardian article American Apparel adds its first woman to revamped board of directors; Joan…
  • Jul 28

    Legal Studies Position - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University

    Legal Studies Position - Kelley School of Business, Indiana University
    Earlier today I received an e-mail regarding both tenure-track and non-tenure track (or clinical) positions at The Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Details available after the break. The following is quoted from the e-mail I…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Examsoft’s bar exam disaster

    [Jonathan H. Adler] Examsoft’s bar exam disaster
    All over the country, recent law graduates are taking their bar exams this week.  The stakes are high.  For many, failure to pass the bar will virtually eliminate any prospect of gainful legal employment for the next six months…
  • Jul 30

    [Charles E. Cobb Jr. (guest-blogging)] Strong men keep a-comin’ on

    [Charles E. Cobb Jr. (guest-blogging)] Strong men keep a-comin’ on
    “If you are not afraid, you can make a good leader. If you are scared of white folks you don’t make a good leader. That white man will beat your brains out.” — Clarence Chinn, Jr. to author “We decided since we…
  • Jul 30

    [Orin Kerr] Verizon responds to my blog posts on the foreign e-mail case

    [Orin Kerr] Verizon responds to my blog posts on the foreign e-mail case
    I have blogged twice about a fascinating case, currently pending in federal court in New York, on whether the federal government can use a warrant to compel Microsoft to disclose the contents of e-mail that Microsoft has stored on a server…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    Plagiarism and Ghostwriting

    Plagiarism and Ghostwriting
    Observers are right to criticize U.S. Senator John Walsh for the rampant plagiarism in his Army War College final paper. As the New York Times reported last week, Walsh appears to have committed academic fraud. Generally, social mores treat…
  • Jul 29

    University of Pittsburgh Seeking Visiting Faculty for 2015-16

    University of Pittsburgh Seeking Visiting Faculty for 2015-16
    The University of Pittsburgh School of Law invites applications for 2015-2016 visiting faculty positions. The positions would include teaching one-term first-year courses in Civil Procedure, Contracts, or Property and, depending on the length…
  • Jul 29

    Cheryl Hanna (1966-2014)

    Cheryl Hanna (1966-2014)
    It is with sadness that I note that beloved Vermont Law School Professor Cheryl Hanna passed away on Sunday. Hanna's webpage at Vermont Law School gives a sense her passion for law and teaching. Cribbing now a little from it:...
Rank this Week: 95

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Law & Economics Prof Blog

Edited by Murat C. Mungan, David Gamage, Eric Rasmusen, Ben Depoorter, Gerrit de Geest, Shi-Ling Hsu, Manuel A. Utset, Jr., Brian Galle and Yuval Feldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/law_econ/
  • Jul 30

    The back-and-Forth Treatment of Subsidies in Federal Exchanges in Legislative History

    The back-and-Forth Treatment of Subsidies in Federal Exchanges in Legislative History
    We've got a discussion going. Excellent! In “The Problematic Halbig Decision: Why “Intent” is Too Narrow an Inquiry”, David Gamage tells us that he and others who were making regulations based on the new statute didn’t even hear…
  • Jul 29

    The Rational Minority?

    The Rational Minority?
    I have recently read an interesting paper, which was just published in Psych Science called In Search of Homo Economicus. The paper takes an individual difference approach to the concept of rationality and demonstrates consistent behavioral…
  • Jul 29

    The Problematic Halbig Decision: Why “Intent” is Too Narrow an Inquiry

    The Problematic Halbig Decision: Why “Intent” is Too Narrow an Inquiry
    I was about to write a comment in response to Eric Rasmusen’s post below, but then I thought I’d make use of my privilege as a blog editor to reply through a post of my own. I think framing the...
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Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

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

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Jul 30

    Titles of Nobility Awarded by State

    Titles of Nobility Awarded by State
    There is a lot of tough news out there these days, so I thought I would try a light-hearted post.  I am an Admiral in the Nebraska Navy.  Folks from Nebraska know what this means, but for the rest of you “admiral” is an…
  • Jul 30

    FAN 25 (First Amendment News) — High Court again asked to intervene in state judicial election

    FAN 25 (First Amendment News) — High Court again asked to intervene in state judicial election
    If the State has a problem with judicial impartiality, it is largely one the State brought upon itself by continuing the practice of popularly electing judges. – Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (2002) The case is Williams-Yulee…
  • Jul 29

    Reynolds v. Texas & Pacific Railway Company

    Reynolds v. Texas & Pacific Railway Company
    In reading Ken Abraham’s excellent article on “Self-Proving Causation,” I was introduced to a delightful Louisiana case captioned above.  Plaintiff and his family were at a station to board a train.  The train…
Rank this Week: 69

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

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

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
  • Jul 30

    The reader polls so far: a summary of the result

    The reader polls so far: a summary of the result
    The chart below summarizes the reader poll conducted over the past month or so--all got between 1200 and 1700 responses, roughly. Readers can scroll through to find the precise wording, but in each case there were five choices: a "central,...
  • Jul 30

    Petition in support of Hanoch Sheinman

    Petition in support of Hanoch Sheinman
    I would urge readers to sign this well-crafted petition in support of Prof. Sheinman, drafted by philosophers Matthew Kramer (Cambridge) and Sergio Tenenbaum (Toronto).
  • Jul 30

    Plato in Michigan?

    Plato in Michigan?
    Jason Stanley (Yale) comments on "Detroit's Drought of Democracy."
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jul 30

    The Walk to Freedom

    The Walk to Freedom
    The World’s Columbian Exposition was an influential social and cultural event (“The Devil in the White City” from Erik Larson brilliantly communicates the vibrancy of the preparation of the Exposition). On October 9, 1893,…
  • Jul 30

    No Thank

    No Thank
    Ask any lawyer “How are you doing?” and invariably the response includes a comment to the effect of “I’m too busy.” Being overly busy seems to be a kind of occupational hazard for lawyers. Many of us possess a…
  • Jul 30

    Employee Engagement vs. Employee Alignment

    Employee Engagement vs. Employee Alignment
    Have you noticed how many law firms have won awards for their workplace strategy? In the quest to attract and retain talent, many law firms build an “employer brand” through the pursuit of third-party…
Rank this Week: 61

Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Jul 30

    Armed In The Office

    Armed In The Office
    An attorney who failed to respond to a series of client-initiated bar complaints was suspended for two years by the Wisconsin Supreme Court. He had already been suspended for failure to respond to complaints and to pay dues. When the...
  • Jul 29

    ALMS For The Disbarred

    ALMS For The Disbarred
    The Pennsylvania Supreme Court has disbarred an attorney who assisted a company called ALMS in drafting trusts sold by non-lawyers to senior citizens. After nine days of hearings, the attorney was found to have engaged in dishonesty, failures…
  • Jul 28

    Interviewing With The Enemy

    Interviewing With The Enemy
    The District of Columbia Bar Legal Ethics Committee has a new opinion on an important real-world issue When a lawyer is seeking employment with an entity or person adverse to his client, or with the adversary's lawyer, a conflict of...
Rank this Week: 265

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
Rank this Week: 120

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: 763

Lawfare

Lawfare

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

http://www.lawfareblog.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Most Redacted Judicial Opinion I’ve Ever Seen

    The Most Redacted Judicial Opinion I’ve Ever Seen
    The Guantanamo cases have nothing on this opinion from the 7th Circuit in the Daoud case. (hat tip: Josh Blackman)
  • Jul 29

    Senator Leahy’s NSA Reform Bill: A Quick and Dirty Summary

    Senator Leahy’s NSA Reform Bill: A Quick and Dirty Summary
    As Wells reported this morning, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Patrick Leahy unveiled his version of the NSA reform bill today. Leahy’s bill is important because, well, it’s not just Leahy’s bill. It’s the bill.…
  • Jul 29

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #30: An Interview with Richard Danzig

    Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Episode #30: An Interview with Richard Danzig
    Wow, that was quick. I haven’t even turned on the air conditioning at home yet, and already we’ve done the last podcast of the summer.  The Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast will go on hiatus for August and return after Labor Day!…
Rank this Week: 97

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Jul 30

    Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America

    Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America
    Jennifer Moore in Humanitarian protection for unaccompanied children from Central America powerfully writes: "For the unaccompanied children from Central America seeking refuge in the United States, humanitarian protection signifies that…
  • Jul 30

    Sonia Nazario on the Daily Show

    Sonia Nazario on the Daily Show
    The Daily Show Get More: Daily Show Full Episodes,Indecision Political Humor,The Daily Show on Facebook Watch Sonia Nazario, author of Enrique's Journey, on The Daily Show. KJ Related articles New Edition of Enrique's Journey Released Sonia…
  • Jul 30

    Mother of Slain Mexican Teen Sues U.S. Border Patrol Agent

    Mother of Slain Mexican Teen Sues U.S. Border Patrol Agent
    Araceli Rodriguez, the mother of slain Mexican teen Jose Antonio Elena Rodriguez, filed a federal lawsuit in Arizona to pursue justice for her son, who was killed nearly two years ago by U.S. Border Patrol agents, identified only as John...
Rank this Week: 45

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    Bar Exam Technology Disaster: ExamSoft Servers Unable to Handle Crush of Applicants Trying to Upload Their Exam

    Bar Exam Technology Disaster: ExamSoft Servers Unable to Handle Crush of Applicants Trying to Upload Their Exam
    Inside Higher Ed, Bar Exam Technology Disaster: New law graduates in many states experienced a technology snafu at the worst possible time Tuesday night: as they were attempting to upload bar examinations just before deadlines in their…
  • Jul 30

    Law Professor Blogs Network Launches International Financial Law Prof Blog

    Law Professor Blogs Network Launches International Financial Law Prof Blog
    The Law Professor Blogs Network is thrilled to announce the launch of International Financial Law Prof Blog, edited by William Byrnes (Thomas Jefferson), Gary Heald (Georgetown) & David Herzig (Valparaiso). With the support of our…
  • Jul 30

    Grewal: Petaluma and the Limits of Treasury's Authority

    Grewal: Petaluma and the Limits of Treasury's Authority
    Andy Grewal (Iowa), Petaluma and the Limits of Treasury's Authority, 144 Tax Notes 479 (July 28, 2014): In a prior article, I explained how taxpayers could make arguments that would potentially avoid the Supreme Court's adverse holdings in…
Rank this Week: 35

EvidenceProf Blog

EvidenceProf Blog

Edited by Colin Miller, Jeffrey Bellin and Ben Trachtenberg.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/evidenceprof/
Rank this Week: 687

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 17

Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jul 30

    Emerging Voices: The Rights of Women in Armed Conflict

    Emerging Voices: The Rights of Women in Armed Conflict
    by Jens Iverson by Jens Iverson [Jens Iverson is a researcher at the Law Faculty of the University of Leiden.] Imagine there is a potential peace agreement that would end a civil war, but only at the cost of leaving portions of the country in…
  • Jul 28

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?

    Is Violating “Serious Obligations” of the INF Treaty the same as its “Material Breach”?
    by Duncan Hollis by Duncan Hollis A few hours ago, the NY Times broke a story that the United States views Russian tests of a ground-launched missile as violating the 1987 INF treaty, formally (and lengthily) titled, “The Treaty…
  • Jul 28

    What is The Common Law of War?  

    What is The Common Law of War?  
    by Jens David Ohlin by Jens David Ohlin Since the recent al Bahlul en banc decision before the D.C. Circuit, I have been thinking a lot about the Common Law of War. As others have already analyzed in detail (Steve, Peter, Jonathan, Marty…
Rank this Week: 128

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 330

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Jul 30

    HTC One (M8) Review

    HTC One (M8) Review
    Tl/dr: I like this phone. I’ve had this phone for about two months and it has met or exceeded my expectations in just about every respect. I got the HTC One (M8) instead of the Samsung S5 primarily because my … Continue reading…
  • Jul 27

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott

    Smarmy Duck and Weave Deposition by Rick Scott
    Fl. Governor Rick Scott doges questions in a 1995 deposition. It sort of encapsulizes a good bit of what is so awful about the guy. And he hasn’t changed: Scott is still dodging basic questions in 2014. Throw in the … Continue…
  • Jul 25

    More than 1.3 Million Spam

    More than 1.3 Million Spam
    That’s what I got this past year. That’s more than triple the previous year, and more than ten times what I got four years ago. The level has gotten so great that the blog crashes about once a day; it’s … Continue…
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CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

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

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment

    The Security Forces Member, the Facebook Page and the 4th Amendment
    This post examines an from the U.S. Air Force Court of Criminal Appeals in what seems  to have been a prosecution of Senior Airman Aaron M. Buford.  U.S. v. Buford, 2014 WL 2039102.  I say “appears to have been”…
  • Jul 28

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment

    5th Amendment "Takings," the Medical License and the Website Comment
    Dr. Aaron Filler, a Santa Monica neurosurgeon, filed a pro se Complaint alleging that the United States governmenteffected a 5th Amendment taking of his medical license without just compensation. He claims the taking occurred as a result of…
  • Jul 25

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre

    Child Pornography, BearShare and the IP Addre
    After he was “charged in a three-count indictment with knowingly distributing and receiving child pornography by computer, in violation of 18 U.S. Code §§ 2252 (a) and (b), and with knowingly possessing computers and…
Rank this Week: 357

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jul 30

    Biggest Divorce Case in London

    Biggest Divorce Case in London
    From Bloomberg: When Jamie Cooper-Hohn, the wife of the billionaire founder of The Children’s Investment Fund Management UK LLP, met Christopher Hohn at a dinner party while they were at Harvard University in the early 1990s, she asked what…
  • Jul 29

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"

    Review of Carbone and Cahn's "Marriage Markets"
    From the New York Times: Two professors of family law, June Carbone and Naomi Cahn, have written a crisp and cogent account — rich with detail and utterly free of legalese — of America’s failure to invest in its children....
  • Jul 28

    Wedding Spending

    Wedding Spending
    From Quartz: Now that June—currently the most popular month for weddings in the US—is over, we took a breath from attending matrimony-related rehearsal dinners, cocktail hours, ceremonies, receptions, and brunches to nurse our collective…
Rank this Week: 462

The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Jul 30

    Staff Guidance, Accredited Investors, and "Reasonable Steps": Rewriting the Safe Harbor for Income Verification

    Staff Guidance, Accredited Investors, and "Reasonable Steps": Rewriting the Safe Harbor for Income Verification
    Rule 506(c) allows issuers to market private placements through general solicitations. They must, however, take "reasonable steps" to make certain that they sell only to accredited investors. The rule provides some non-exclusive safe harbors…
  • Jul 29

    Staff Guidance, Accredited Investors, and Civil Union

    Staff Guidance, Accredited Investors, and Civil Union
    CorpFin put out some staff interpretations of the standards for accredited investors. They are dated July 3, 2014 and can be found here.   The definition of accredited investor in Rule 501 of Regulation D (17 C.F.R. 230.501) provides a…
  • Jul 28

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)

    Market Structure Reform and the SEC (Part 2)
    Professor Coffee, in his piece in the Columbia CLS Blue Sky Blog, High Frequency Trading Reform: The Short Term and the Longer Term, raises structural concerns with the market and asserts that the SEC has been slow to implement…
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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/
  • Jul 30

    Collecting An Existing Tax is Not a Tax Increase

    Collecting An Existing Tax is Not a Tax Increase
    A recent commentary from The Institute for Policy Innovation bemoans the possible derailment of the Permanent Internet Tax Freedom Act by the addition of unrelated provisions to the legislation. Since its inception, the movement of…
  • Jul 28

    Tax Myths: Part XIV: Retired People Do Not Pay Income Tax

    Tax Myths: Part XIV: Retired People Do Not Pay Income Tax
    I must admit I was surprised to discover someone asserting that “Obviously retired people do not pay INCOME TAX.” I had not previously encountered this myth. In another post, a commentator provides some of the flawed reasoning…
  • Jul 25

    Tax Myths: Part XIII: Children Do Not Pay Tax

    Tax Myths: Part XIII: Children Do Not Pay Tax
    It isn’t difficult to find web sites that contain statements claiming that children do not pay tax. For example, an answer to the question How many taxpayers are there in the U.S.? was tagged as “wrong” because…
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Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Jul 30

    The Market for Keyword

    The Market for Keyword
    Kfir Eliaz, Brown University and Rani Spiegler, Tel Aviv University discuss The Market for Keywords. ABSTRACT: Can a competitive market implement an ideal search engine? To address this question, we construct a two-sided market model in which…
  • Jul 30

    OPEC's Market Power: An Empirical Dominant Firm Model for the Oil Market

    OPEC's Market Power: An Empirical Dominant Firm Model for the Oil Market
    Rolf Golombek, University of Oslo - Frisch Centre, Alfonso Irarrazabal, Norge Bank and Lin Ma, Norwegian University of Life Sciences (NMBU) OPEC's discuss Market Power: An Empirical Dominant Firm Model for the Oil Market. ABSTRACT: In this…
  • Jul 29

    The Market-Participant Exception to State-Action Immunity from Antitrust Liability

    The Market-Participant Exception to State-Action Immunity from Antitrust Liability
    Jarod M. Bona, Bona Law PC and Luke Anthony Wake, National Federation of Independent Business describe The Market-Participant Exception to State-Action Immunity from Antitrust Liability. ABSTRACT: The federal antitrust laws embody fundamental…
Rank this Week: 57

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/
  • Jul 30

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)

    Are San Francisco's land use rules the culprit for skyrocketing rents? (Hint: No.)
    The last few weeks have seen a barrage of criticism regarding San Francisco’s land use rules; among the critiques was a Washington Post op-ed quoting luminaries like Enrico Moretti, descrying the land use rules for restricting housing…
  • Jul 29

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering

    New White House report puts a financial face on climate change dithering
    Today the White House released its report entitled The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change. Here are the two takeaway paragraphs: Based on a leading aggregate damage estimate in the climate economics literature, a delay that…
  • Jul 28

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law

    Tenure-Track Property Law Position at University of Montana School of Law
    The good folks in Missoula shared their position advertisement with me so I can it share with you all. Jim K. Best place to live and teach in the U.S.: The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a...
Rank this Week: 319

PropertyProf Blog

PropertyProf Blog

Edited by Stephen Clowney and Tanya D. Marsh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/property/
  • Jul 30

    Montana Seeks Property Professor

    Montana Seeks Property Professor
    The University of Montana School of Law anticipates hiring a full-time, tenure-track professor beginning in the 2015-2016 academic year to teach in the area of property and related courses. We are committed to integrating theory with…
  • Jul 30

    Clark on China's Stealth Urban Land Revolution

    Clark on China's Stealth Urban Land Revolution
    Donald Clark (George Washington) has posted China's Stealth Urban Land Revolution (American Journal of Comparative Law) on SSRN. Here's the abstract: Both supporters and critics of China’s urban land use regime use the language of state…
  • Jul 29

    How Big Cities That Restrict New Housing Harm the Economy

    How Big Cities That Restrict New Housing Harm the Economy
    The Washington Post piles on the horrible land use regime in San Francisco (and the counter-productive protests against new luxury housing): Here's the first point, for locals: New housing supply benefits the entire city, even if that new…
Rank this Week: 279

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/
  • Jul 30

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere

    In the News & Around the Blogosphere
    Amanda Bronstad, NLJ, Indictments for Two Former Attorneys General in Utah Oral Argument in the 11th Circuit on Don Siegleman, former governor, postponed to October 13, 2014 - two issues: 1)sentencing; 2) conflict of interest DOJ- Antitrust…
  • Jul 25

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II

    In re Kellogg Brown & Root – Privilege, Internal Investigations, and International White Collar Crime – Part II of II
    In last week’s post, I discussed the recent case of In re Kellogg Brown & Root (“KBR”) from the perspective of privilege issues and internal investigations generally. Today, I would like to focus our consideration of the KBR case…
  • Jul 20

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose

    Practice Notes: Sauce For The Goose
    I enjoy studying upward variance opinions, because they usually contain language and rules that can be used by the defense to support downward variances in other cases. This is true because, whatever specific factors are discussed, federal…
Rank this Week: 274

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 58

Human Rights at Home Blog

Human Rights at Home Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/human_rights/
  • Jul 30

    The Kind Advocate

    The Kind Advocate
    by Fran Quigley “Kindness wins.” That was the theme of the early July service for Paul Chase, a longtime Indiana advocate for social justice. That kindness quote can be attributed to Caitlin Priest, one of Paul’s colleagues…
  • Jul 29

    Human Rights and International Adoption

    Human Rights and International Adoption
    Professor Marie Failinger of Hamline Law School recently posted a fascinating new article on the fraught topic of intercountry adoption and human rights. Published at 39 North Carolina Journal of International Law and Commercial Regulation…
  • Jul 28

    Resources for Human Rights Course

    Resources for Human Rights Course
    Many of us in academia spend part of each summer working on syllabi. There are some great resources on the web to support development of law school human rights courses, including many that provide coverage of human rights issues in...
Rank this Week: 2329

Elder Law Prof Blog

Elder Law Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/elder_law/
  • Jul 30

    Overview of Statutory Claims for Health Care Fraud and Abuse

    Overview of Statutory Claims for Health Care Fraud and Abuse
    John Washlick, a shareholder with Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney in Philadelphia and Princeton, provides a concise and useful overview of laws that form the basis for claims of "fraud" or "abuse" associated with Medicare…
  • Jul 30

    Omnicare Inc. to Pay $124.24 Million in Settlement of Whistleblower Case

    Omnicare Inc. to Pay $124.24 Million in Settlement of Whistleblower Case
    From the Department of Justice, news of the False Claims Act settlement reached with Omnicare Inc., "the nation's largest provider of pharmaceuticals and pharmacy services to nursing homes." The company has agreed to pay $124.24…
  • Jul 30

    Using Filial Support Laws as "Leverage"

    Using Filial Support Laws as "Leverage"
    What do you think about promotion of filial support laws -- laws potentially obligating adult children to care for and maintain or financially assist an indigent parent -- as grounds to encourage states to promote the purchase of…
Rank this Week: 504

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
Rank this Week: 421

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

Tillers on Evidence and Inference

The evidence blog of Professor Peter Tillers of the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law at Yeshiva University.

http://tillerstillers.blogspot.com/
  • Jul 30

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View

    The Central Park Jogger Case: A Dissenting View
    MICHAEL F. ARMSTRONG, WSJ Persistent Myths in the Central Park Jogger Case (July 29, 2014) Extract: "The defendants were convicted in 1990 for participating, with 30 or 35 other 14- to 16-year-olds, in a series of attacks in Central Park…
  • Jul 27

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"

    "Don't Send Your Kid to the Ivy League"
    This is a very interesting essay (but – perhaps this is a minor point – I have grave reservations about William Deresiewicz's suggestion to weight SAT scores to help offset the disadvantages that applicants from lower…
  • Jul 13

    On the recording of confession

    On the recording of confession
    See Jennifer Mnookin's Op-Ed  on the recording of confessions. &&& The dynamic evidence page Evidence marshaling software MarshalPlan
Rank this Week: 825

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: 140

Legal Skills Prof Blog

Legal Skills Prof Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_skills/
  • Jul 30

    "Remind Me: What's the Point of Law Reviews?"

    "Remind Me: What's the Point of Law Reviews?"
    In the past, I have questioned the continuing existence of student-edited law reviews. They are expensive to publish, and they use time that students could be using on more relevant tasks. C. Steven Bradford also recently questioned the value…
  • Jul 29

    Tips to lawyers for writing better email

    Tips to lawyers for writing better email
    These four tips come from Above the Law's "Beyond Biglaw" column by Gasten Kroub, a founding partner at the IP boutique firm of Kroub, Silbersher & Kolmykov PLLC in NYC. Mr. Kroub's tips for composing better emails boil down…
  • Jul 29

    National Jurist’s “Best Value” Law School

    National Jurist’s “Best Value” Law School
    National Jurist has published its list of best value law schools. What were its criteria?: The National Jurist looks at a number of academic and financial variables, including the law school's price of tuition, student debt accumulation,…
Rank this Week: 2052

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/
  • Jul 29

    Child Lawfully Changes Her Gender Identity in Canada

    Child Lawfully Changes Her Gender Identity in Canada
    The story: Harriette Cunningham, 11, was born a boy called Declan. She filed paperwork in 2013 to change her name with support of her family. She also began a letter-writing campaign to government officials allowing her to change her…
  • Jul 29

    30 million girls at risk of FGM.....

    30 million girls at risk of FGM.....
    So posits a UNICEF study. A recent Op-Ed in the Guardian UK elaborates: Statistics show 30 million girls are at risk of FGM in the next decade, and, each year, about 14 milliongirls are forced to marry before they are...<img…
  • Jul 29

    Title IX Should Mean Equal Access for Transgender Student

    Title IX Should Mean Equal Access for Transgender Student
    Harper Jean Tobin and Jennifer Levi have posted Securing Equal Access to Sex-Segregated Facilities for Transgender Students, 28 Wisconsin J. Law, Gender & Soc'y 301 (2013). If Title IX is to have any real meaning for transgender students,…
Rank this Week: 4503

TortsProf Blog

TortsProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/tortsprof/
  • Jul 29

    Haack on "Evidence Matters: Science, Proof and Truth in the Law"

    Haack on &quot;Evidence Matters: Science, Proof and Truth in the Law&quot;
    Of interest to TortsProfs is Evidence Matters: Science, Proof and Truth in the Law by Susan Haack (Miami), recently published by Cambridge University Press. The abstract provides: Is truth in the law just plain truth – or something sui…
  • Jul 29

    Oberdiek on Proximate Cause

    Oberdiek on Proximate Cause
    John Oberdiek (Rutgers-Camden) has posted to SSRN Putting (and Keeping) Proximate Cause in Its Place. The abstract provides: This is a draft contribution to a forthcoming fetschrift in Michael S. Moore's honor, to be published by Oxford…
  • Jul 28

    Chamallas on Comparative Vicarious Liability

    Chamallas on Comparative Vicarious Liability
    Martha Chamallas (Ohio State) has posted to SSRN Two Very Different Stories: Vicarious Liability Under Tort and Title VII Law. The abstract provides: Without much analysis, the U.S. Supreme Court has imported common law agency and tort…
Rank this Week: 518

Credit Slips

Credit Slips

Discusses credit and bankruptcy. By Professors Bob Lawless, Angela Littwin, Katie Porter, John Pottow, Deborah Thorne and Elizabeth Warren.

http://www.creditslips.org/creditslips/
  • Jul 29

    Forget Argentina: How Do You Collect from Russia?

    Forget Argentina: How Do You Collect from Russia?
    Never let it be said that the wheels of international justice spin quickly, but, with the pace of a Siberian jail sentence, the Permanent Court of Arbitration finally handed down its merits award in the Yukos litigation. (For those of...
  • Jul 29

    A Stay Would Not Affect the Plaintiffs... Except by Eviscerating the Injunction

    A Stay Would Not Affect the Plaintiffs... Except by Eviscerating the Injunction
    Unless the plaintiffs request a stay (and quick!), this will probably be the last request for Judge Griesa to stay the injunction before Argentina defaults officially fails to put money into the bank accounts of exchange bondholders. It is…
  • Jul 29

    Whose Fault Is the Argentina Debacle?

    Whose Fault Is the Argentina Debacle?
    I name names and point fingers in the Wall Street Journal. NML gets some blame for overplaying its hand, but the fault primarily lies with the federal courts for letting the case go forward. I understand the courts being angered...
Rank this Week: 267

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/
  • Jul 29

    Hello Summer!

    Hello Summer!
    The first week of August hangs at the very top of the summer, the top of the live-long year, like the highest seat of a Ferris wheel when it pauses in its turning. The weeks that come before are only...
  • Jul 29

    Before Orientation Start

    Before Orientation Start
    There are only a few weeks left before orientation. Students are understandably anxious about what they can do to “get ready” for law school. One thing for students to think about is to take care of all the things they...
  • Jul 28

    Should Law Schools Teach Grammar?

    Should Law Schools Teach Grammar?
    Incoming 1L's are perusing booklists for their first year courses. In these courses, 1L's will set about the task of learning doctrine and learning to "think like lawyers." Should law students also be required to learn grammar? Many…
Rank this Week: 1711