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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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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
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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/
  • Jan 25

    Historical archery

    Historical archery
    It looks like for this guy archery was his mid-life crisis. Imagine what somebody raised to be an archer could do.
  • Jan 25

    Davos’s Destructive Elites | National Review Online

    Davos’s Destructive Elites | National Review Online
    Convening to ring the alarm about global warming, our putative betters and would-be rulers convened in Davos, Switzerland, filling the local general-aviation hangars with some 1,700 private jets. Taking an international commercial flight is…
  • Jan 25

    Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm | TheHill

    Scott Walker takes Iowa by storm | TheHill
    The Wisconsin Republican governor delivered a pitch-perfect speech to a room packed with influential Hawkeye State conservatives on Saturday, walking them through his robust resume and ideology with a passion that surprised many. via…
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International Law Reporter

International Law Reporter

Edited by Professor Jacob Katz Cogan.

http://ilreports.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 53

Religious Left Law

Religious Left Law

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

http://www.religiousleftlaw.com/
  • Jan 25

    Secularism and Self-Deception

    Secularism and Self-Deception
    A few weeks ago, I wrote a post which addressed the question whether Christianity paved the way for liberalism. See here. I maintained that Christianity in fact played a stronger role than is suggested by the account which grounds liberalism…
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)

    Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989)
    As one might infer from several recent posts, I’ve been learning as much as I can of late about one of the best known (and rightly so) African-American painters, Jacob Lawrence (1917-2000). As it happens to be Sunday, I thought to share…
  • Jan 23

    Pope Francis and Rabbit

    Pope Francis and Rabbit
    On the flight back to Rome from the Philippines, the papal spokesman, Fr. Federico Lombardi, indicated that Pope Francis was ready for another of his now famous airplane press conferences. And this one did not disappoint. He covered a number…
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Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Jan 25

    Eternal Sunshine of the Legal Mind

    Eternal Sunshine of the Legal Mind
    Many years ago, when I was still early in my career as a nuclear medicine technologist, I had a co-worker named “Jackie” (not her real name), who I still think of to this day. “Jackie” was an incredible person. She was…
  • Jan 25

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book

    Summaries Sunday: Maritime Law Book
    Summaries of selected recent cases are provided each week to Slaw by Maritime Law Book. Every Sunday we present a precis of the latest summaries, a fuller version of which can be found on MLB-Slaw Selected Case Summaries at…
  • Jan 25

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ

    Summaries Sunday: SOQUIJ
    Every week we present the summary of a decision handed down by a Québec court provided to us by SOQUIJ and considered to be of interest to our readers throughout Canada. SOQUIJ is attached to the Québec Department of…
Rank this Week: 39

Althouse

Althouse

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

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Movies streamed in January...

    Movies streamed in January...
    ... by readers using the Althouse Amazon portal: "American Hustle," "Born On the Fourth of July," "Bride And Prejudice," "Coda," "Consumed," "Crossed," "Guys and Dolls," "The Book of Life," "Uprising."Thanks to all who support this blog by…
  • Jan 25

    "The verdict is clear: We will bring an end to the vicious circle of austerity."

    "The verdict is clear: We will bring an end to the vicious circle of austerity."
    "Greece will now move ahead with hope, and reach out to Europe, and Europe is going to change."Said Alexis Tsipras, the leader of the left-wing Syriza party, which just won "a decisive victory" in the elections in Greece. “Tsipras won…
  • Jan 25

    At the S-Shaped Café...

    At the S-Shaped Café...
    ... find your path.
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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/
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • Jan 25

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That Allows Users To Change Their Moods On Demand, Quartz In The Popular Press: Psychologists Seek Roots of Terror, Nature News How the Brain Stores Trivial Memories,…
  • Jan 21

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"

    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories"
    "A Diet Enriched with Curcumin Impairs Newly Acquired and Reactivated Fear Memories" Monsey MS, Gerhard DM, et. al. Abstract Curcumin, a yellow-pigment compound found in the popular Indian spice turmeric (Curcuma longa), has been extensively…
  • Jan 18

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)

    PEBS Neuroethics Roundup (JHU)
    Last Edition's Most Popular Article(s): If You Want to Meet That Deadline, Play a Trick on Your Mind, New York Times In The Popular Press: The Woman Who Sees Like A Bat, Nature Audio I Tried A Brain-Altering Wearable That...
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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/
  • Jan 25

    Snow armageddon in New York!

    Snow armageddon in New York!
    Yikes! Good luck to all friends and readers.
  • Jan 25

    Warwick's David James interviewed...

    Warwick's David James interviewed...
    ...at 3AM.
  • Jan 25

    Thanks to University of Miami...

    Thanks to University of Miami...
    ...both the Law School and Philosophy Department for having me out the last few days, I had a great time in both places, and not only because of the lovely weather! I got excellent questions and feedback at both units...
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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/
  • Jan 25

    The process of marriage equality, once again

    The process of marriage equality, once again
    This time in Alabama (H/T: Josh Blackman), with the pushback coming from the state's probate judges, who are empowered under state law to issue marriage licenses. The plaintiffs asked the district court for a "clarification" of her…
  • Jan 24

    Law School Centers: The Good, the Not-So-Bad, and the Largely Unknown

    Law School Centers: The Good, the Not-So-Bad, and the Largely Unknown
    I teach at a law school that does not have any centers. When I arrived, I noticed this and tried to change it. There is currently a large sign on my door that reads, “Future Home of the Wake Forest Constitutional Law Center.” Last spring,…
  • Jan 24

    Game theory post 4 of N: extensive form games, a deep dive

    Game theory post 4 of N: extensive form games, a deep dive
    How about some Saturday game theory over brunch? The one-round strategic form games of the previous post are the simplest possible presentation of some actual game theory. Now I want to put on my political scientist hat and dig into a…
Rank this Week: 42

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/
  • Jan 25

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Public and Private Good

    Legal Theory Lexicon: Public and Private Good
    Introduction One of the most powerful ideas that legal theory borrows from economics is the idea of a "public good." Sooner or later law students learn that within the framework of contemporary neoclassical economics, the standard…
  • Jan 24

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Force of Law" by Schauer

    Legal Theory Bookworm: "The Force of Law" by Schauer
    The Legal Theory Bookworm recommends The Force of Law by Frederick Schauer. Here is a description: Many legal theorists maintain that laws are effective because we internalize them, obeying even when not compelled to do so. In a comprehensive…
  • Jan 24

    Download of the Week: "Original Meaning & the Precedent Fallback" by Kozel

    Download of the Week: "Original Meaning & the Precedent Fallback" by Kozel
    Randy J. Kozel (Notre Dame Law School) has posted Original Meaning and the Precedent Fallback (Vanderbilt Law Review, Vol. 68, No. 1, 2015) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: There is longstanding tension between originalism and judicial…
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International Law Prof Blog

International Law Prof Blog

By Professor Mark E. Wojcik and Cindy Galway Buys.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/international_law/
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Opinio Juris

Opinio Juris

Covers international law and international relations.

http://opiniojuris.org
  • Jan 25

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary

    Current Guantanamo Detainee Publishes Diary
    by Deborah Pearlstein by Deborah Pearlstein While I’ve no insights into why the government finally permitted current Guantanamo detainee Mohammedou Slahi to publish the diary he hand wrote in English back in 2005, several years into his…
  • Jan 25

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller

    Guest Post: A Response to Kevin Jon Heller
    by Nimrod Karin by Nimrod Karin [Nimrod Karin is a J.S.D. candidate at New York University School of Law. From 2006 to 2012 he served as a legal adviser to the Israel Defense Forces at the International Law Department of the Military…
  • Jan 25

    Events and Announcements: January 25, 2015

    Events and Announcements: January 25, 2015
    by Jessica Dorsey by Jessica Dorsey Call for papers International Colloquium – Current Issues of Agricultural Law in a Global Perspective, Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna Pisa, September 17-18, 2015. The Scuola Superiore…
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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

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

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi

    Jacob Lawrence & the Book of Genesi
    Some readers of Ratio Juris might enjoy this post by yours truly over at Religious Left Law: Jacob Lawrence: Eight Studies for the Book of Genesis (1989).
  • Jan 21

    Proper Dining Etiquette

    Proper Dining Etiquette
    I’m reading Kimberley Brownlee’s Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (Oxford University Press, 2012) by way of taking a brief break from Jonathan Israel (!) and so as to say some halfway intelligent or…
  • Jan 20

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption

    The Human Capacity for Repentance and Redemption
    In support of assumptions regarding the “alterability (and redeemability) of people” in her philosophically important Conscience and Conviction: The Case for Civil Disobedience (2012), Kimberley Brownlee quotes a passage from…
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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/
  • Jan 25

    “Composed of” v. “Comprised of”

    “Composed of” v. “Comprised of”
    The bottom line, use “composed of.” “Comprised of” is always wrong. Our faculty is comprised of the finest legal minds in the country. Our faculty is composed of the finest legal minds in the country. Pick the second version. The...
  • Jan 25

    The Latest Issue of Perspectives is Out

    The Latest Issue of Perspectives is Out
    The Fall 2014 issue of Perspectives is out, with 84 pages of articles. You can access it here. (ljs)
  • Jan 24

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform

    A Bibliography on Legal Education Reform
    From Touro Law School, here is an 18 page, up-to-date bibliography of books and articles dealing with reforming legal education. If you are facing up to this issue, here is the place to start. Please click here. (ljs)
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Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law,…

Faculty Blog - Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

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

http://ualbertalaw.typepad.com/faculty/
  • Jan 25

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque

    Mike Duffy and the $90,000 Cheque
    The Mike Duffy trial, coming soon, is likely to be the most significant trial of 2015. I've decided to take a look at the charges relating to the infamous $90000 cheque provided by Nigel Wright. In this video blog, which...
  • Jan 23

    I've Got a Golden Ticket

    I've Got a Golden Ticket
    Since the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215 at Runnymede, it has become a powerful symbol of liberty and the rule of law, and has remained pertinent to this day. To mark the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta, the...
  • Jan 22

    The Pros and Cons of Constitutional Law

    The Pros and Cons of Constitutional Law
    What are the advantages and disadvantages to having a constitution? Critics call constitutional law undemocratic [1]. You may ask how a statute which guarantees our democratic rights and government structure can be undemocratic? Think of 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/
  • Jan 25

    Podcast Now Available for AALS Annual Meeting 2015 - Mind the Gap!

    Podcast Now Available for AALS Annual Meeting 2015 - Mind the Gap!
    Earlier this month, the Contracts sections hosted a program on Contracts, Technology and Legal Gaps. We had an excellent line-up of expert panelists: Eric Goldman (Santa Clara), Woodrow Hartzog (Samford), Corynne McSherry (Electronic Frontier…
  • Jan 25

    Weekly News Roundup

    Weekly News Roundup
    An Ohio appellate court upheld a $1.2 million breach of contract judgment against Kent State's men's basketball coach, Geno Ford. The judgment enforced a liquidated damages clause entitling Kent State to damages equal to Ford's annual salary…
  • Jan 23

    Mechantability Applied to Legal Scholarship

    Mechantability Applied to Legal Scholarship
    We know that mechantability means passing without objection in the trade. If law review articles were goods, what would that trade be? For law professors, it seems like it is second and third year law students. At some level it...
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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/
  • Jan 25

    Salacious?

    Salacious?
    Today’s Miami Herald leads with a big article about Jeb! Bush’s $570,000 haul as a director and consultant with InnoVida. The gig lasted until shortly before the firm’s CEO got arrested and eventually sent away for almost 13…
  • Jan 21

    It’s Working!

    It’s Working!
    Ebola Outbreak Finally Receding in Sierra Leone; CDC Modeling Was Incredibly Accurate
  • Jan 20

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal

    Help Identify Miami’s Totemic Animal
    Miami’s a tough challenge for a totemic animal – this place is a melting pot of not-very-melted elements. It’s South but not Southern. Cosmopolitan but, as the joke says, ‘so close to the United States’. Urban…
Rank this Week: 17

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
  • Jan 25

    Will this week's confirmation hearings for AG nominee Loretta Lynch produce any fireworks?

    Will this week's confirmation hearings for AG nominee Loretta Lynch produce any fireworks?
    This new National Law Journal article suggests the answer to the question in the title of this post may actually be no. The piece is headlined "Nominee Isn't Drawing a Crowd: Loretta Lynch hasn't inspired the passions that Eric Holder...
  • Jan 25

    "The Politics of Mercy: Is clemency still the third rail? We may find out."

    "The Politics of Mercy: Is clemency still the third rail? We may find out."
    The title of this post is the headline of this lengthy piece by Ken Armstrong at The Marshall Project. Here are excerpts: For decades, the conventional wisdom has been that clemency equals danger. Any governor who grants pardons or…
  • Jan 24

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission

    Another remarkable exoneration thanks only to NC Innocence Inquiry Commission
    On this blog, I typically do not extensively cover or frequently discuss exonerations and criminal appeals based on actual innocence claims because, as some may know, I fear guilt/innocence concerns can at times distort sentencing procedures…
Rank this Week: 170

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/
  • Jan 25

    Supreme Court to Decide Another Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Case

    Supreme Court to Decide Another Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act Case
    The Supreme Court granted certiorari on Friday in OBB Personenverkehr AG v. Sachs, a case involving the commercial activity exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act (FSIA).  Although the case was the subject of an en banc…
  • Jan 25

    The Foreign Policy Essay: The Kurdish Right to Self-Governance

    The Foreign Policy Essay: The Kurdish Right to Self-Governance
    Editor’s Note: The question of the Kurds is one of the knottiest in the Middle East—and that is saying something. Kurdish rebellions have led to tens of thousands of deaths in Iran, Iraq, and Turkey, and now the Kurds in Syria are…
  • Jan 24

    UNCLOS on Trial in the South China Sea

    UNCLOS on Trial in the South China Sea
    The latest installation of the Asia Maritime Transparency Initiative covers several recent developments in the region, including China and Japan’s progress towards an East China Sea crisis mechanism, Japan’s new record defense…
Rank this Week: 116

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/
  • Jan 25

    Proposed Regs from the VA

    Proposed Regs from the VA
    The Federal Register on January 23, 2015 included a proposed rule from the VA on Net Worth, Asset Transfers, and Income Exclusions for Needs-Based Benefits. Here is an excerpt from the executive summary This proposed rulemaking would amend…
  • Jan 25

    How Do You Tell Family You Have Alzheimer's?

    How Do You Tell Family You Have Alzheimer's?
    NPR's All Things Considered began a series on January 24th that follows Greg O'Brien's journey with early-onset Alzheimer's, beginning with his diagnosis at age 59. There is lots of important stuff here, including the need for family dialogue…
  • Jan 24

    From the Cover of Rolling Stone to...

    From the Cover of Rolling Stone to...
    Bob Dylan goes from the cover of Rolling Stone magazine ... to the cover of AARP Magazine.... More signs that the times they are a changin' for elder boomers!
Rank this Week: 310

Legally Speaking Ohio

Legally Speaking Ohio

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

http://www.legallyspeakingohio.com
Rank this Week: 1026

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Jan 25

    Trusts That Are Trimming Taxe

    Trusts That Are Trimming Taxe
    Despite the funny-sounding names, incomplete grantor trusts are serious tax-minimization tools. These trusts are often formed in Delaware, Nevada and sometimes Wyoming (hence the acronym, “DING,” “NING” and “WING”) because these…
  • Jan 25

    Battle Continues Over Louisiana's Largest Fortune

    Battle Continues Over Louisiana's Largest Fortune
    Two days after Tom Benson announced a drastic shift in his succession plan, experts say that a newly launched court battle could come down to the trusts that Benson has created over the years. This includes a key document, which...
  • Jan 25

    Proposed Elimination of Step-Up Basis May Increase Trust Popularity

    Proposed Elimination of Step-Up Basis May Increase Trust Popularity
    Included in President Obama's proposed tax law changes during his State of the Union Address was the elimination of "step-up" basis. The purpose of the proposal is to close the "trust fund loophole." However, the end of…
Rank this Week: 54

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/
  • Jan 25

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 25, 2015)

    ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 25, 2015)
    "The aim of the precautionary principle...is to prevent decision makers from putting society as a whole...at risk" http://t.co/jcscjY5JIb— Stefan Padfield (@ProfPadfield) January 25, 2015 Henry G. Manne, RIP, David Henderson |…
  • Jan 24

    Circuit Split Over Section 10(b) Claims for Failures to Disclose

    Circuit Split Over Section 10(b) Claims for Failures to Disclose
    The Second Circuit just split from the Ninth in Stratte-Mcclure v. Stanley, 2015 U.S. App. LEXIS 428 (2d Cir. N.Y. Jan. 12, 2015) regarding whether a company violates Section 10(b) - and is subject to private lawsuits - for failure...
  • Jan 23

    Social Enterprise Resources Updated - January 2015

    Social Enterprise Resources Updated - January 2015
    I recently updated my research chart entitled Corporate Forms of Social Enterprise: Comparing the State Statutes. Always open to suggestions on how to improve the chart. As the number of corporation-based social enterprise state statutes has…
Rank this Week: 246

The Legal Satyricon

The Legal Satyricon

Occasionally irreverent thoughts on the law. By Professor Marc J. Randazza.

http://randazza.wordpress.com
  • Jan 25

    Cry for Argentina’s Free Pre

    Cry for Argentina’s Free Pre
    An Argentine journalist credited with breaking the news of a prosecutor’s suspicious death has been forced to flee the country, fearing for his own safety. Damian Pachter of the English-language Buenos Aires Herald is currently in…
  • Jan 24

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”

    Only a total idiot would have filed a defamation case over the term “total idiot”
    The Nebraska Supreme Court reminds us in Steinhausen v. Homeservices of Nebraska, 289 Neb. 927 (Neb. 2015) that rhetorical hyperbole is not actionable as defamation. I can assure you that total idiots nationwide will fail to get the memo. In…
  • Jan 24

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham

    Divorce and Woman Scorned Begets Personal Domain Name Case – Audrey Dunham v. Paige Dunham
    Audrey Dunham is comedian Jeff Dunham’s new (vintage 2012) wife. Before she married him, she was Audrey Murdick. Jeff’s ex-wife is Paige Dunham. Paige is accused of registering AudreyDunham.com, AudreyDunham.net, AudreyDunham.us…
Rank this Week: 318

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

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

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
Rank this Week: 60

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

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

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case

    Recent Prisoner Free Exercise Case
    In Davila v. Marshall, 2015 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6167 (SD GA, Jan. 20, 2014), a Georgia federal magistrate judge dismissed on mootness and qualified immunity grounds an inmate's complaint that he was denied a Santeria bead necklace and his…
  • Jan 25

    New Report On Antisemitism Presented To Israeli Government

    New Report On Antisemitism Presented To Israeli Government
    Jerusalem Post reports that the Coordination Forum For Countering Antisemitism today presented to the Israeli government its 2014 Report on antisemitism. (Full text of report.) Here is an excerpt from the Report's Overview:2014 was marked by…
  • Jan 24

    District Court Invalidates Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ban

    District Court Invalidates Alabama Same-Sex Marriage Ban
    In Searcy v. Strange, (SD AL, Jan. 23, 2015), an Alabama federal district court invalidated Alabama statutory and constitutonal provisions that bar same-sex marriage.  The court found that the provisions are unconstitutional under the…
Rank this Week: 47

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
  • Jan 25

    CBS News: Are Law School Admission Standards Slipping?

    CBS News: Are Law School Admission Standards Slipping?
    CBS News, Are Law School Admission Standards Slipping?: Good news for aspiring lawyers: It's getting easier to get into law school, and the legal job market is showing some signs of improvement. The bad news: Many experts worry that…
  • Jan 25

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download

    Top 5 Tax Paper Download
    There is a bit of movement in this week's list of the Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads, with a new #1 paper and a new paper debuting on the list at #5: [230 Downloads] The Rise and Fall of the Consumption Tax: A Historical Perspective, by…
  • Jan 25

    Bainbridge: Solve the Law School Crisis by Unleashing the Free Market

    Bainbridge: Solve the Law School Crisis by Unleashing the Free Market
    Stephen Bainbridge (UCLA), Want to Solve the Law School Scam? Expose Law Schools to a Market for Control: If you think of law schools as companies selling a product, our customer base has skrunk dramatically and continues to shrink: In a…
Rank this Week: 30

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/
  • Jan 25

    Ryan Whalen's "Law Prof Twitter Network"

    Ryan Whalen's "Law Prof Twitter Network"
    Over at his eponymous blog (here), Northwestern JD/PhD candidate Ryan Whalen has some interesting visuals and data based on the Census of Law Professor Twitter Users 3.0. One sample is below. View Mr. Whalen's full post here.
  • Jan 23

    Great Article on Cutting Costs and Resolving the Law School Crisi

    Great Article on Cutting Costs and Resolving the Law School Crisi
    Over at TaxProfBlog, I found the abstract of a great new article by Jay Sterling Silver of St. Thomas: Pedagogically Sound Cuts, Tighter (Not Looser) Accreditation Standards, and a Well-oiled Doomsday Machine: The Responsible Way Out of the…
  • Jan 23

    UBC Law Receives C$30 Million Naming Gift

    UBC Law Receives C$30 Million Naming Gift
    The University of British Columbia Faculty of Law received a C$30 million gift from alum Peter Allard and will rename the school the Peter A. Allard School of Law.
Rank this Week: 112

Balkinization

Balkinization

By Yale Law School Professor Jack M. Balkin.

http://balkin.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman

    'Religion' as a Bundle of Legal Proxies: Reply to Micah Schwartzman
    The American legal tradition of giving religion special treatment is justified, I have argued, because when interpreted at a sufficiently high level of abstraction, religion serves as an indispensable legal proxy for a plurality of…
  • Jan 22

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm

    Holt v. Hobbs and Third Party Harm
    Micah Schwartzman, Richard Schragger, and Nelson TebbeIn Holt v. Hobbs, the Court unanimously and easily held that Arkansas prison officials cannot bar an inmate from wearing a ½ inch beard that he claims is required by his religion.…
  • Jan 21

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law

    Why even the colorblind should embrace disparate impact law
    On the surface, Inclusive Communities Project, which was argued today at the Supreme Court, is a statutory interpretation case.  The question presented is straightforward: does the Fair Housing Act (FHA) authorize disparate…
Rank this Week: 187

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/
  • Jan 25

    Parental Leave Around the World

    Parental Leave Around the World
    There is a wonderful chart and article over at the Huffington Post that takes a comparative look at parental leave. Many of us examine this issue when we cover the FMLA, or teach an international employment law class. The chart...
  • Jan 24

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low

    Michigan Union Membership Falls to Record Low
    We are used to seeing declining unionization and membership rates across the country. Another unfortunate trend (depending on your perspective) is a decline in unionization in those states that historically back organized labor. The great…
  • Jan 23

    Penalizing Coaches – No, Not Bill Belichick

    Penalizing Coaches – No, Not Bill Belichick
    There’s some reason to believe that employers are utilizing liquidated damages clauses in their employment contracts to a greater extent than previously. This makes sense from their perspective because damages from an employee’s breach of…
Rank this Week: 101

Legal History Blog

Legal History Blog

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

http://legalhistoryblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 25

    Sunday Book Roundup

    Sunday Book Roundup
    Dissent has a review by Samuel Moyn titled, "Fantasies of Federalism," which reviews both Frederick Cooper's Citizenship between Empire and Nations: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 (Princeton University Press) and…
  • Jan 23

    Weekend Roundup

    Weekend Roundup
    Via the Canadian Legal History Blog: The Canadian Law and Society Association invites submissions for its annual Graduate Student Essay Prize. From In Custodia Legis: Coverage of Ruth Mazo Carras's lecture on "Law in the Lives of…
  • Jan 22

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Spring 2015 Speaker Serie

    Center for the Study of Law and Society Spring 2015 Speaker Serie
    The Center for the Study of Law and Society at the University of California, Berkeley, has announced the Spring 2015 lineup for its speaker series. Below are items of potential interest to LHB readers: The Center for the Study of Law and…
Rank this Week: 76

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

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

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Jan 25

    What's in a name? (Who signs the government's brief?)

    What's in a name? (Who signs the government's brief?)
    Prawfsblawg carries a post about who signs the federal government's SCOTUS briefs, which agencies have authority to sign their own briefs regardless of what the Solicitor General wants, and what signals might be sent when agencies do or do…
  • Jan 24

    Court denies DQ motion; sees the issues clearly

    Court denies DQ motion; sees the issues clearly
    The New York Supreme Court (New York County) denied a DQ motion filed after a joint defense representation fell apart. The joint rep letter was well written and contained lots of warnings and a good explanation of the consequences of...
  • Jan 23

    "Documents Reveal How Sheldon Silver Made Millions from Obscure Legal Jobs"

    "Documents Reveal How Sheldon Silver Made Millions from Obscure Legal Jobs"
    Story at JD Journal. More at Overlawyered and the NYT. The sealed complaint is here. Posting here for ten years has left me largely immune from being surprised when I read of bad behavior by lawyers, but I have to...
Rank this Week: 227

Law of the Land

Law of the Land

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

http://lawoftheland.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 547

ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jan 24

    On Serial and Plea Bargaining Conference

    On Serial and Plea Bargaining Conference
    The NY Times recently published an op ed using the podcast Serial to argue that the defendant would have been better off taking a deal due to the trial penalty. The defendant, after a trial, was sentenced to life in prison plus thirty years.…
  • Jan 23

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference

    Call for Proposals to Host Ninth Annual AALS Works in Progress Conference
    For the last several years, one of the best events on the ADR calendar has been the annual Works in Progress Conference coordinated by the AALS Section on Dispute Resolution. Last year’s conference, held in November, was hosted by…
  • Jan 21

    ACR Writing Competition

    ACR Writing Competition
    An announcement to pass along (and push) to our students: We are excited to announce the annual Student Writing Competition in Dispute Resolution organized by the Association for Conflict Resolution for Greater New…
Rank this Week: 755

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/
  • Jan 24

    "Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death "

    "Argentina Points to Spy After Lawyer’s Eerie Death "
    The story is in The New York Times: Argentina’s government asserted on Friday that an ousted spymaster was involved in the murky events around the death of the prosecutor investigating the 1994 bombing of a Jewish center, with President…
  • Jan 24

    "Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol"

    "Court to rule on lethal-injection protocol"
    Lyle Denniston has this report at ScotusBlog, commenting on Friday's grants of certiorari: Because the Court did not rewrite the questions spelled out in the inmates’ petition, it may be assumed that it intends to review all of them.…
  • Jan 23

    Hughes on Decriminalization and Stigma

    Hughes on Decriminalization and Stigma
    Jula Hughes (University of New Brunswick Faculty of Law) has posted From Abortions to Sex Work: What Decriminalization Can Teach Us About Stigma in Criminal Law on SSRN. Here is the abstract: This paper pursues the idea that decriminalization…
Rank this Week: 162

Sports Law Blog

Sports Law Blog

A blog about the legal business of sports by lawyers and law professors.

http://sports-law.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 693

Family Law Prof Blog

Family Law Prof Blog

By Andrea B. Carrol and Margaret Ryznar.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/family_law/
  • Jan 24

    Attraction in Biological Family

    Attraction in Biological Family
    From NY Magazine: In the late '80s, the founder of a support group for adopted children who had recently reconnected with their biological relatives coined the term “Genetic Sexual Attraction” (GSA) to describe the intense romantic and…
  • Jan 24

    Nebraska’s Child Support Guideline

    Nebraska’s Child Support Guideline
    From Omaha World-Herald: Many noncustodial parents would see a reduction in their monthly financial obligations under proposed updates to Nebraska’s child support guidelines. The across-the-board recommendations of a special state…
  • Jan 23

    First Same-Sex Divorce in KY

    First Same-Sex Divorce in KY
    From The Courier-Journal: Despite a Kentucky law that bars the recognition of gay marriages performed where they are legal, a Jefferson Family Court judge has granted the state's first same-sex divorce. In the first ruling of its kind in…
Rank this Week: 251

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Chinese Law Prof Blog

Edited by Donald C. Clarke.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/china_law_prof_blog/
  • Jan 24

    China's draft Foreign Investment Law and VIEs: one more point

    China's draft Foreign Investment Law and VIEs: one more point
    I want to add one more point about VIEs to my post from yesterday on the draft Foreign Investment Law (FIL) (it was late and I forgot to include it before hitting the "Publish" button). Let's not forget that as...
  • Jan 23

    Comments on China's draft Foreign Investment Law

    Comments on China's draft Foreign Investment Law
    On January 19th, China’s Ministry of Com...
  • Jan 23

    Jonathan Ocko

    Jonathan Ocko
    I am deeply saddened to announce that Jonathan Ocko, a good friend and a leader in the Chinese law community, passed away suddenly yesterday, apparently of a heart attack. Jonathan was a good friend and mentor not only to me,...
Rank this Week: 584

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
  • Jan 24

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School

    Panel on the JOBS Act at The George Washington University Law School
    I was honored to participate yesterday on a panel on the JOBS Act at The Future Direction of Investor Protection at The George Washington University Law School. Other members of the panel were Donald C. Langevoort (Georgetown), Steven M.…
  • Dec 29

    The best college majors for busine

    The best college majors for busine
    One of the most daunting tasks college students face is the choice of a major. When students seek advice from counselors, they are often told to "follow their passions," on the theory that the choice of a major has little impact on future…
  • Dec 14

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?

    Maybe Koheleth just needed a better estate planner?
    In the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes, the teacher Koheleth argues that (almost) everything is meaningless. But one passage from the Book of Ecclesiastes stood out to me today as potentially rectified by sage legal advice from an estate…
Rank this Week: 3889

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/
  • Jan 24

    SCOTUS Decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America: Appellate Jurisdiction & MDL Proceeding

    SCOTUS Decision in Gelboim v. Bank of America: Appellate Jurisdiction & MDL Proceeding
    Back at the end of last Term we covered the Supreme Court’s grant of certiorari in Gelboim v. Bank of America (No. 13-1174). This week the Court issued a unanimous opinion in Gelboim, authored by Justice Ginsburg. Here’s how she...
  • Jan 20

    SCOTUS Decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: FRCP 52, Clear Error, and Patent Claim Construction

    SCOTUS Decision in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz: FRCP 52, Clear Error, and Patent Claim Construction
    Today, the Supreme Court issued a 7-2 opinion in Teva Pharmaceuticals v. Sandoz, which addresses the role of Rule 52(a)’s “clear error” standard of review in the context of patent claim construction. Justice Breyer writes for the…
  • Jan 16

    Tushnet on the Federal Courts Junior Scholars Workshop

    Tushnet on the Federal Courts Junior Scholars Workshop
    Now available on the Courts Law section of JOTWELL is an essay by Mark Tushnet discussing The Federal Courts Junior Scholars Workshop. Some interesting thoughts on faculty workshops generally, as well as trends in federal courts scholarship.
Rank this Week: 401

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

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

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo

    Freedom of Speech, Blasphemy, and Terrorism After Charlie Hebdo
    The Economist discusses whether crackdowns on freedom of speech and freedom of the press around the world are likely, or already happening, after the Charlie Hebdo attack.
  • Jan 24

    Balancing Test

    Balancing Test
    Martin London on the protections of the First Amendment for terrorist speech.
  • Jan 23

    The FCC and the Open Internet

    The FCC and the Open Internet
    Arthur H. Neill, New Media Rights & California Western School of Law, has published How the FCC Can Preserve the Open Internet & Net Neutrality Through Title II Reclassification. Here is the abstract. The case for reclassifying…
Rank this Week: 204

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/
  • Jan 24

    Unjust To Disbar?

    Unjust To Disbar?
    Reciprocal (but not identical) discipline was imposed by the New York Appellate Division for the Second Judicial Department based on an attorney's 2012 disbarment in New Jersey. The court ordered a two-year suspension the Special Referee…
  • Jan 24

    Former Governor Suspended

    Former Governor Suspended
    From the web page of the Virginia State Bar Effective January 29, 2015, the Virginia State Bar Disciplinary Board summarily suspended Robert Francis McDonnell’s license to practice law in Virginia based on his conviction for eleven felonies…
  • Jan 23

    No Guilty Knowledge

    No Guilty Knowledge
    An interesting decision from a single justice of the Maine Supreme Court dismissed disciplinary charges arising from his work as his law firm's senior associate representing GMAC in a large number of foreclosure actions. It was reported to…
Rank this Week: 249

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/
  • Jan 24

    Majority of Young People Prefer Egalitarian Relationship

    Majority of Young People Prefer Egalitarian Relationship
    Majority of Young Women and Men Prefer Egalitarian Relationships,Study Shows The majority of young women and men today would prefer an egalitarian relationship in which work and family responsibilities are shared equally between partners if…
  • Jan 24

    The Crock-Pot as Women's Equality?

    The Crock-Pot as Women's Equality?
    WaPa, The Unfulfilled Promise of the Crock-Pot, An Unlikely of Women's Equality Will some future cohort of progressive-minded men cooking chili with grass-fed ground beef in their NFL-themed Crock-Pots one day fulfill the promise of decades…
  • Jan 24

    The 7th Ms JD Conference

    The 7th Ms JD Conference
    The Top Three Reasons You Should Attend the Annual Ms. JD Conference 1. Inspiring to hear other women's success stories. 2. Learning new skills to stay ahead of the curve, like granting writing or developing business plans. 3. Networking…
Rank this Week: 4217